Saturday, February 21, 2015

Shine Bright....

 Happy Saturday Peeps! It is terribly hot here in Far North Oz! So my friend Robyn & I are locked away in my craft room with the Air Conditioner's that bad we dread walking outside for whatever reason. Anyhoo...back to my card. Today I have made a special card for our neighbour who is 50 and having a party tonight to celebrate.

I have made an easel card for her, I don't make them too often but I felt it needed to be a bit extra special for a milestone birthday and I have used the latest sketch from Cardabilities for my layout and I have just let my DP determine my colour combo.

I'm also really happy to be able to use my new stamp set Sparkle & Shine with matching die from WPlus9....I really love their stamps, they stamp so nice and I have been itching to use this set. I tell you this card has everything...well for me anyway as I gravitate to CAS cards. I not only have background stamping (the text) I've also added some texture paste that I coloured (this is huge for me lol) then layered with lace, leaves and flowers, it's just all happening. lol. Well I'm off to make an envelope for my card, hope your weekend is off to a great start, until next time....happy stamping.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Heart Frame

Hello Fellow Crafty friends, I was able to spend most of my Saturday with my good friend Robyn who is in town at the moment which was the highlight of my weekend. For this stamping Saturday, I took up the challenge from the DT at Just Add Ink who had the photo inspiration below to work with and the latest sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday. I was also lucky enough to be able to use a new Happy Birthday stamp from Close to my Heart and Robyn's 'heart' dies. It's nice and CAS but I'm really happy with the end result. Hope you have all had a great weekend and thanks for popping in.

JAI #250 

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Life is a Journey Not a Destination - Tag

 Well I'm on a roll today! Now I am even further ahead of our ABC challenge. I have made my 'D' tag using the latest Tim Holtz February Challenge as my layout.

For this theme I have chosen 'Destination' and I chose to do a male orientated Tag. I love this ship stamp and I'm so happy my 'This is the Life' sentiment stamped perfectly onto my Mod Podge coating that I had applied before I thought about stamping the sentiment on. It actually brought it up so crisp and I am wrapped! 

 Well, I think that's it for me today. I hope your weekend has had a great start and I'll catch you next time.

12 Tags of 2015 - February |

ABC Challenge - 'D'

Colour in my Life - Tag

 I know I'm a bit early but I have made my 'C' tag for our little ABC Challenge that my friend Robyn is running. As you can probably tell my theme for 'C' is COLOUR!

I picked some bright DI colours (Fired Brick-Broken China-Mustard Seed-Dusty Concord) and blotched them onto my card making sure the colours didn't mix too much. After letting them dry I stamped some chevrons with Weathered Wood just to give the background some body.
 I've then stamped my sentiment and die cut it with an Oval die and layered it onto a scalloped oval die....added some sequins (first time using them!) and a bit of fairy glitter to the paint brushes (even though it went every where else too)  to give it a bit of a lift.

Thanks for stopping by....until next time, happy stamping.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Love U Always

I/We don't really do Valentines Day but if I'm organised enough every now and again I get hubby a little something even if it's just a I guess this year he will at least be getting a card. I really like the latest layout over at Cardabilities but then again I usually do <grin> and as it had hearts on it I thought I would make it for my beloved and luckily Just Add Ink had a great colour combo that would suit a male Valentine here is my card! I haven't really 'blinged' it up as even though it is a male card he likes things to be minimal even though I had to fight the urge to add
Well I'm off to surf for another challenge, thanks for popping in.


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder Tag

Well I struggled with this tag...started another one but had to to bin just wasn't working. We're up to the letter B in our ABC Tag Challenge so something starting with B had to be your theme and I chose Beauty which meant I wanted soft colours.

And soft colours means my flowers. I had created this background with DI's previously so I cut a tag out of that which then influenced what colours I was going to use.

I also had to print my text as I didn't have a stamp with the saying I wanted to use. I then created a 'mirror' for the 'beauty' and dressed it up with flowers and flourishes and coloured my ribbon with DI's.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Australia Day weekend to all my Aussie peeps. Until next time.....happy stamping.

Burning Rubber...

 For today's card I'm playing along with the latest challenge from CAS(E) this Sketch. It's a great sketch with so many always my first thoughts are flowers and such but I made myself take a step back and think differently, so I've ended up with a male card. I used to struggle with male cards but am now finding them much easier to make even if I do lean towards black a lot. Which is why my car has been stamped onto some previously made DI background paper. Thanks for stopping in...

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Alice in Wonderland Tag

 Well this is my first time in a tag challenge and this is my Tag!

 I have combined this months Tim Holtz Challenge '12 Tags of 2015' by using his layout and a challenge created by my friend Robyn. She has put it out to all her crafty mates to play along and we are using the alphabet as our naturally the first one is A.

  I was racking my brains as to what I could do for A other than the obvious...A is for and came up with Alice in Wonderland. This is not really a favourite story of mine but that's what it's all about, stepping outside your comfort zone. I'm actually really happy with the end result as I have had to improvise a lot as I don't have much of Tim Holtz's 'stuff' but I do love what he makes. Well that's it for me today, hope you are having a great weekend and thanks for popping in.

12 tags of 2015 - January |

ABC Tag Challenge 2015  - A

Heartfelt Wishes

 I made this card the other day but have only now had a chance to post it. I've joined in with the latest challenge at Cardabilities and I just loved Cibele's card (here) so used it for inspiration. I also used Pals Paper Arts colour challenge #234 but missed posting it in time. I have a friend turning 50 next month and she loves these colours so it worked out well. Thanks for stopping by....


Thursday, January 01, 2015

Dainty Floral Birthday Card

 Well this is my last post and one of my favourites that I have made over the last few days. I got the inspiration for this card from a card made by the Inspired by Stamping team. I didn't have any stamps like the ones used but I created a similar card with what I did have.I love the end result even though it took a couple of goes to get the flowers right lol.
  Thanks for the inspiration ladies, this card is stunning!!

Stepping out for Christmas!

I just love Shirley-bee's style and I saw a Christmas card she had made that I just had to case.I have this stamp that I love and after seeing Shirley's I knew she would be perfect to make this card.

So I'm off and running with 6 Christmas cards in my stash already...unbelievable!! Thanks for the inspiration your style!


 I think I sound a bit weird...well to me anyway...saying that I have already made some cards for Christmas 2015! But after seeing Yana's cards I just had to case them. Yana is guest designer over at Altenew and has made some cards using their stamps. I just love CAS and I love CAS even more when it comes to Christmas cards and Yana's cards really caught me eye.
So here are my creations using Yana's cards for inspiration and I just love them! Thanks for the inspiration Yana!!

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