Monday, 31 March 2014

House Mouse - Anything Masculine Challenge

Ive got out my House Mouse decoupage shelters for the Anything Masculine Challenge. I can't help but smile at the antics of these little guys. I know quite a few guys that love chillies which is why I picked this design. After fussy cutting all the decoupage pieces I used foam dots to build the decoupage, inking all the edges first. I then matted onto a black piece of card stock then onto a red base card. I used one of the sentiments that came with the decoupage sheet and added some chilli stickers and some gems.
House Mouse Anything Masculine Challenge

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Paper Smooches March 23-29 Designer Drafts Challenge

I'm really, really happy with this project that I'll be submitting to the Paper Smooches March 23-29 Designer Drafts Challenge. I've used the awesome Paper Smooches SPECTRUM stamp set. I've started with an orange base card then matted it with a Kaiser journal card. I've then printed and painstakingly cut out a film strip. I've stamped the unicorn and sun out and coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut them out, and stuck them onto the card with foam dots. I've stamped the 'wishing you sunshine and rainbows' sentiment into the first part of the film strip. I've added some decorative tape that I found in my stash to finish off.
Paper Smooches March 23-29 Designer Drafts Challenge

Monday, 24 March 2014

High Hopes Challenge 210 Chevrons

In this ewes High Hopes Challenge the requirement was to use Chevrons. I've stamped the High Hopes 'Cuppy Cake Jake' and coloured him with Copic markers. I have added a heart shaped gem on the top of the cup cake. I've used an orange base card then matted it with chevron patterned journal card on top of that I have matted another journal card with more chevrons. The journal cards and banner are from Kaiser. I've stamped happy birthday and written the word party (using stickers) and to finish off I've used a really cute paper clip and another little gem.
High Hopes Challenge 210 Chevrons

The Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Friday Paper Piercing Challenge

This weeks Greeting Farm Challenge is Paper Piercing. I have stamped this cute peace sign girl from the hope and grace collection and coloured her with Copic markers. I have paper pierced her clothes and the flowers in her hair with some awesome tie dyed paper from Me Etc. I have used a bright blue base card which I matted with a Kaiser Journal Card. The tag and bird are from Kaisers Spring Bloom collectables. I've also added some bakers twine and gems.
FFF challenge - Paper Piercing

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Ladybugs Crafts Ink Challenge For A Special Lady

The latest theme for the Ladybugs Ink Challenge is For A special Lady. I have stamped 'Coffee Nikki' and coloured her with Copic markers. The background paper that I used was free with a card making magazine, I chose it as it looked like fancy wallpaper! The sentiment reads 'Spoil yourself today' I've also stamped and die cut a chandelier and added it to my card as an embellishment. I'm not sure if I'll use this for a birthday card or Mothers Day card.
Ladybugs crafts Ink challenge For A Special Lady

I was lucky enough to be a winner with this card thank you Ladybug Crafts Ink

Art Impressions Challenge 131 Take A Peek

This is my entry for the Art Impressions 'Take A Peek' challenge. I've used the dog Front n Back Art impressions stamp and coloured him with Copic markers. The window is a stamp from Make It Crafty also coloured with copics. I have used a red base card and on the front I have used a wood grain paper from Kaisers Base Coat pad. On the inside of the card I have used a Heidi Grace paper. The window has been popped up with foam dots to give extra dimension. I have put the sentiment 'Thanks' on this card with a little metal button brad. I'm really happy with my colouring on this project.
Art Impressions Take a Peek challenge

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Kraftin Kimmie Anything goes Saturday Challenge and Loves Rubberstamp Challenge use Corrugated cardboard

Here's me playing with my Copic markers again, with the Kraftin Kimmie Anything Goes Saturday challenge and The Loves Rubberstamp challenge use Corrugated Cardboard. I have stamped and coloured the Kraftin Kimmie stamp Florence and her little crab friend. I have popped them up with foam dots on to Kaiser paper from the Tropicana series, I have also used a palm tree and butterfly die cuts from the Kaiser series Tropicana. I made the sun out of yellow corrugated cardboard and added the sentiment....'spoil yourself today' and added some twine.
Kraftin Kimmie Anything Goes Saturday Challenge
Loves Rubberstamps use corrugated cardboard

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Paper Smooches - Anything Goes

I'm back playing with my Paper Smooches stamps :) I'm using the Hooties set for this card. I have used a yellow base card and matted it in black I have stamped and fussy cut the owl and tree branch from the Hooties set and coloured with Copic markers. I have popped up the owls eyes, feet and branch with foam dots and made a moon by punching out a yellow circle. I have stamped and embossed the word hi again from the Hooties set, drawn a border in white chalk pencil and added some sequins.
I'm entering this card in the:
Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

OCS Anything Goes/Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Stamp and Create Ready For Spring

Here I am back using my beloved Tim Holtz Distress Markers and trusty blender pen. I have stamped the ultra adorable 'Spring Bringer' by Wee Stamps For Whimsy Stamps onto water colour paper with Staz On ink. I've then coloured her with my distress markers. I've snuck some of my favourite color purple in :) I've added some Kindy glitz to her wings for a bit of sparkle. I've die cut a frame with my spell binders fancy oval and matted her on some floral papers that I got in a craft magazine. I've then matted on pink card and then onto a cream base card. I've added some butterfly embellishments some green ribbon and a little paper flower. The sentiment is from stampin up. I'm really happy with all the gorgeous colours in this card.
I'm entering this card in:
OCS Whimsy Stamps Anything Goes Challenge
And Stamp and Create Ready For Spring Challenge

The Greeting Farm Farm Fresh Friday/Loves Rubber Stamps challenge and Anyone for Anya Masculine or Grungy


I'm really really proud of my colouring in this challenge for The Greeting Farms Farm Fresh Friday - Use Twine or Ribbon,The Loves Rubber stamp challenge - Use Corrugated Card and the Anyone for Anya Masculine or Grungy challenge. I got out my Copic markers and coloured the Greeting Farms Astronaut. I then cut him out and popped him up with foam dots on a starry paper background. I also die cut some moon scape paper that I got awhile ago from a magazine. I punched a star out of red corrugated card and threaded it on some twine and used a sticker sentiment with another red corrugated star.

I'm entering this card into 
As well as 
                                   Anyone for Anya March Challenge - Masculine or Grungy

Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday and Water Inspired challenges

I'm having a great time playing with my Copic markers in each project I notice a bit of improvement. In this project I have stamped Kraftin Kimmies NERISSA the mermaid, and coloured her ic co pics. I have fussy cut her out and placed her on a circle of vellum embossed with swirl patterns with foam dots for dimension. The base card is blue matted with some Kaiser paper. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches embossed in white on a vellum circle. I have embellished with some pretty ribbon I found in my stash and some pearls.
I'm entering this card in:
Another Wonderful Wednesday challenge for March with Kraftin Kimmie
And Fashionable Stamping challenges - Water Inspired

Monday, 17 March 2014

I'm a Featured Player with Paper Smooches

I'm a Featured Player with Paper Smooches
I am so so happy to be a Featured Player with the Paper Smooches Picture Perfect Challenge with this card I made, I'm really humbled :)

Thursday, 13 March 2014

High Hopes Challenge 209: CAS

This week the High Hopes Challenge is CAS ......clean and simple. I've played with Copic markers again and coloured and popped up Cuppy Cake Jake. I have used a yellow base card and put it through the cuttlebug using a birthday words embossing folder. I've added a cork speech bubble sticker saying HOORAY.

High hopes CAS Challenge

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Paper Smooches Picture Perfect Challenge

Here's my entry in the March Paper Smooches Picture Perfect Challenge. I've used the bat and matching sentiment from the Paper Smooches Falling for You set. I've stamped the bats in versa mark ink and embossed them in white onto black card stock and then fussy cut them out. I embossed the sentiment in white also onto terracotta card. I've used a white base card, then matted with silver Miri card and then used a wood panel paper from Kasers Base Coat paper pad. I've wrapped jute twine around the top of the card and attached the bats using foam dots. I've added mini silver brads to the sentiment and a red heart gem.

Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday and Loves Challenge 94 Shades of Green

I'm having another play with Copic markers......I'm using Kraftin Kimmies Tinkerbell stamp, I have added Kindy Glitz to the wings and used a background paper from Kaiser's Tiny Woods paper pad the mushroom is from Kaisers Tiny Woods collectors pack. I found some funky green leaf ribbon from my local craft store (Cairns Craft Centre). The tag is from Kaiser too and the sentiment is from SU. I've added a tad of green bakers twine. This is all matted onto a piece of red card then put onto a cream base card.
I'm entering this into
Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge 94 Shades of Green

Monday, 10 March 2014

I'm a Winner and Grinner

I've just found out I'm one of the lucky winners of the House Mouse 'Anything Goes Challenge' wow I'm sooooo happy, and so grateful.

I'm a winner

I'm the lucky winner of the Kraftin Kimmie Flowers challenge.  You can't wipe the smile off my face.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

The Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Friday Challenge Birthdays

I'm going out of my comfort zone with the Greeting Farms Farm Fresh Friday Birthday Challenge this week. I've decided to have a go with Copic Markers. It's not a bad effort but I do need to practice more with this medium. I've chosen Princess Anya for my birthday card. I've coloured her and then stamped and coloured her face again and popped it up with foam dots. I do love dimension so with this project I've mounted Anya onto a spring so that she moves :) I've used Kaiser paper and label from 'save the date' paper pad and stamped Happy Birthday Princess onto the tag. I've added some star gems and some gold tape with a purple gem brad attached........I love the colour purple.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge 219 Flowers and Kit and Clowder challenge Wings

Ok I'm doing a double whammy here, I'm entering 2 challenges with the one card. The first one is to use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp and to use flowers. The 2nd challenge is for Kit and Clowder  to have Wings. I've used the Kraftin' Kimmie stamp Ophelia, who is a fairy. I've stamped her onto water colour paper and coloured with Tim Holtz distress markers using a blender pen. I've added just a little Kindy Glitz to her wings. My background paper is floral and is from Kaisers Enchanted Garden paper pad. The wish sentiment is from the Kaiser Enchanted Garden collectables. I've added a gem brad, a pearl flourish and some paper flowers. I'm really happy with how it turned out.

High Hopes Challenge 208 Flowers

I couldn't resist doing a card for the High Hopes Flower Challenge. I used the groovy High Hopes stamp "Froggy Posey". I stamped Froggy twice on water colour paper so I could pop him up and coloured with yep you guessed it Tim Holtz distress markers I then cut him out. My base card is a pre printed card with flowers on it, on to that I have die cut a circle of blue vellum and embossed it with a swirl pattern. I've embellished with a Francheville cork speech bubble, a piece of decorative tape and a flower button.

House Mouse Fantastic Monday Challenge 164 Anything Goes

I'm having a go at the House Mouse Fantastic Monday Challenge. I've made this card using a House Mouse decoupage sheet that I bought from Joanna Sheens website. I've embellished it with some gems and a couple of bandaid stickers from Jolees Boutique because it's a Get Well card. I've matted the decoupage  on a sage card then onto a mauve base card. All of the House Mouse range makes me smile they are sooooo CUTE.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Art Impressions - Challenge 130 "Sheer Perfection" Use Vellum and the Loves Rubber Stamps Anything Goes Challenge

This Art Impressions Challenge, was great as it got me using vellum again. I've used a white base card and then stuck a piece of blue vellum on it after I embossed it through the cuttlebug. I've stamped this little Art Impressions bathing beauty (UMP 4328) onto watercolour paper a few times with Staz On ink and the coloured with my faithful Tim Holtz distress markers using a blender pen. I've then cut her out and popped her up using foam dots. I've stapled a vellum saying onto my project and embellished with twine and a button.
I'm also entering this into the Loves Rubberstamp challenge Anything Goes challenge too :)

Paper Smooches Anything goes Challenge

Here's my entry for the Paper Smooches March week one Anything Goes Challenge. I've used 2 Paper Smooches stamp sets.....Hooties and Slang Gang. I've stamped them with Staz On black ink onto a cork sheet and cut them out, in the case of the sentiments I've got a speech bubble punch. I've stuck them on a piece of white card embossed with a wood effect, this has been matted on red card which in turn has been matted onto a white base card. I've embellished with a piece of bakers twine and a red button. I love trying out new materials and textures, the cork was fun to experiment with :)

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

I'm a winner

Just a happy and excited note to say that I'm a winner with Ladybug Crafts Ink flowers galore prize 4 gorgeous digi stamps .....very very lucky am I!

Monday, 3 March 2014

High Hopes Challenge 207 Animals

Oh boy I had fun with this High Hopes Challenge. I stamped the cute High Hopes 'Little Nutty Buddy' onto watercolour paper and then coloured him in twice with my favourite medium Tim Holtz distress markers. I popped up nutty buddy with foam dots.......I love, love, love dimension in my projects. The patterned papers I used are from Kaisers Tiny Woods paper pad. I got the spell binders out and added some gems. The little blackboard sign is from my sister Jodie, I think she may have got it from to me adds cuteness.

Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

I'm having a go at a Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday challenge. I'm using Kraftin Kimmie Brigette, which I've stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with Tim Holtz distress markers using a blender pen. I've partially popped Brigette up with foam dots for dimension. I've used spell binders labels one and the background paper is from Kaiser (I love dots)! I've put the sentiment in a speech bubble and added some self adhesive lace. To finish it off I've highlighted the bubbles with crystalline kindy glitz.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

The Greeting Farm Die Cut or Punch Challenge

This is my first entry for The Greeting Farm challenge. I've stamped The Greeting Farms Skater Ian onto watercolour paper and coloured with Tim Holtz distress markers. Ian's hat has been done twice so I could pop it up to give some dimension. The background paper is from Kaiser, and I die cut a spell binders star. I added some twine and a sentiment and added a few staples. The base card is black. I wanted to make a real boysie card :)