01 December 2016


This card came about totally by accident when I wanted to use up the trees, which were leftover from another project. But I love how it turned out so much that I wanted to share it with you.

Supplies:
MFT ‘Hand Lettered Holiday’ 
Ranger Distress Inks in ‘Chipped Sapphire’, ‘Peacock Feathers’ & ‘Tumbled Glass’
Card/Paper:  Neenah ‘Solar White’


27 November 2016

A blog update and a few cards to share.

Hello friends!

I just realised that my last post for Seize The Birthday was ... well, my last post for Seize The Birthday! I have stepped down from the Design Team for now, but will definitely miss working alongside the other talented members, who I also call friends.

I am now working almost full time (at The Scrapbook Store here in Perth ... my dream job!) as well as doing some classes and taking care of the family with a hubby that is away a lot. So I thought it was time to take a step back from some of my extra responsibilities and make things a bit easier on myself.

This year has been a big one for our family. My youngest daughter has just graduated high school and is putting the finishes touches on her debut EP which is set for release early next year. My oldest daughter has just finished her third year at University where she is doing a Chemistry degree, and my hubby and I had our very belated honeymoon and first ever holiday together and travelled to the UK and France in August/September, followed by a brief trip over to Sydney for my brothers wedding.

I don't know whether I will keep this blog going into the new year, since it was mostly used for the sharing of design team projects and all of my projects are already shared on my Facebook and Instagram pages. Which seems to be the preferred method for sharing among crafters these days! The old blog tends to be pretty quiet as far as visitors and comments go these days.

However I do have a few cards to share today that I made featuring THIS technique shared by Jennifer McGuire recently. I just really love how effective this technique is.









Supplies:
Stamps: My Favorite Things
Dies: Memory Box, My Favorite Things
Other: Distress Inks, Perfect Pearls, Embossing Powder, Sequins

20 November 2016

Seize The Birthday Challenge - Presents!



It's time for another challenge over at Seize The Birthday.

    Our "Toppings" option this time is...

"Presents"
Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!


I have used the adorable birthday bears from My Favorite Things to create a shaker card this week.


17 November 2016

Avery Elle Merry Christmas for The Scrapbook Store

This week over on The Scrapbook Store blog I have created a water coloured Christmas card to share with you, featuring an Avery Elle stamp set called ‘Holiday Glass’. It features some gorgeous stained glass looking stamps as well, but for my project I have used the sweet holly image from the set.Christmas Holly
Supplies:










09 November 2016

Happy Howli-days for The Scrapbook Store

I have another Christmas card to share this week, featuring an adorable little stamp from Avery Elle called ‘Happy Howli-days’. It features a cute little dog and would be perfect for your pooch loving friends (of which I have many!).Happy Howlidays
Supplies:
Card/Paper:  Neenah Solar White



04 November 2016

Seize The Birthday Challenge - Stencils



Welcome to another great challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  

    Our "Toppings" option this time is...

"Stencils"

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!


I have used the MFT balloon stencils to create my card this week, and sponged the ink onto the card. 


02 November 2016

Grateful Leaves card for The Scrapbook Store

Taking a break from the Christmas cards this week, because I picked up these new goodies from The Scrapbook Store and couldn’t wait to play with them! Today’s card features a new stamp & cut set from Hero Arts called ‘Grateful Leaves’.

Grateful Leaves
Grateful Leaves closeup
Supplies:
Card/Paper:  Neenah ‘Solar White’


30 October 2016

Llama Love - MFTWSC304

It has been such a long time since I played along with any challenges, but I couldn't resist combining this week's sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things with these adorable Llamas (also MFT). I had not had a chance to ink them up yet, but they are just so cute!

This is the sketch they have this week.


And this was my card featuring stamps from Llama Love, as well as the new snowfall dienamics. 
I was going for a sunset/early evening starry night kind of look with the colours, and I love how the background die works for starts as well as snow :) I coloured the Llama and the cactus with Copic Markers. 


Supplies:
All Stamps & Dies: My Favorite Things
Other: Steel glitter paper, white embossing powder, Copic Markers

21 October 2016

Seize The Birthday Challenge - Lots of leaves.



It's time for a new challenge over at Seize The Birthday and we have a fun theme for you to play along with!

Our "Topping" option this time is perfect for this time of year...

"Lots of Leaves"


Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!


If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!




I have used MFT stamps to create my watercoloured background before making a shaker window for the front of the card. 



Supplies: 
Stamps and dies: My Favorite Things
Other: distress ink, sequins





13 October 2016

North Pole Pals - for The Scrapbook Store.

I read somewhere yesterday that there are only 11 more Friday’s until Christmas … Eeek! Time to get moving on those Christmas cards! This week’s card was so fun to put together using new goodies from Avery Elle and My Favorite Things available in store now at The Scrapbook Store. Merry Xmas from all of us
Merry xmas from all of us closeup
Supplies:


MFT ‘Dimensional Banners’ (currently unavailable)



Card/Paper:  Neenah ‘Solar White’