Saturday, September 28, 2013

A Little Birthday Wish

Hi Everyone, I hope you're having a great weekend so far! I'm trying to use a few of my older paper pads, to clear the way for some new ones :) :) For this card I used Country Boutique by Fancy Pants. The neutral tones are so versatile. I've previously made a Valentines Day card and a Sympathy card with these papers. But I was keen to use the new LJD Birthday Greetings stamp set from My Favourite Things. I'm always looking for larger birthday sentiments and this stamp set is great! I rounded the corners of some white cardstock for the sentiment, and shaded the edges with Old Paper ink.

Stamps: LJD Birthday Greetings (My Favourite Things)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Old Paper (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Papers: Country Boutique (Fancy pants)
Accessories: Hemptique twine, Prima flower, Spotlight button, sewing machine, Tim Holtz edge distressor

Friday, September 27, 2013

Bakers Dozen Pinterest Studio Challenge


I'm relatively new to pinterest, but I have to say I'm a a little obsessed. I love just browsing and adding things to my 23 Boards! Despite all the boards I've created for other stuff, I will have one of my own cards up and running soon and will pass on the details :) In the meantime, I had fun looking at the Taylored Expressions boards. So I decided I'd enter the Bakers Dozen Pinterest Studio Challenge. You can find the details for it HERE. I chose THIS picture for the inspiration for my card. I loved the colour combo, and stitched writing. I embossed the Kraft base with the Charles Cuttlebug embossing folder, and sponged across it with white ink. I Cut out a Taylored Expressions Pinking Circle in white cardstock and sewed two rough circles around it. I coloured the cupcake with Copics and added some dazzling diamonds.

Stamps: Build a Treat, Easter Doodles (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Whisper White craft ink (Stampin Up), Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Ruby Red, Pool Party, Crumb Cake (Stampin Up), Neenah Solar White
Papers: Flair (My Mind's Eye - Cut and Paste)
Accessories: My Mind's Eye Button, Stampin Up white thread, Spotlight lace, TE Pinking Circle stacklets die, sewing machine, Crumb Cake marker

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Graphic Greetings - Birthday

I have another card for you today featuring a Taylored Expressions stamp set - Graphic Greetings Birthday. I wasn't sure how much use I would get out of this but I have to say I'm obsessed with it! And I'll be ordering more in the Graphic Greetings range too! I can't wait to use the Christmas one this year! I used My Minds Eye papers from their Indie Chic Ginger range, they match perfectly with grey cardstock which I'm really loving at the moment. I also stamped the Graphic Greetings stamp in grey ink and distressed the edges of the white cardstock.

Stamps: Graphic Greetings Birthday (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Basic Grey (Stampin Up)
Cardstock: Whisper White, basic Grey (Stampin Up)
Papers: Indie Chic Ginger (My Minds Eye)
Accessories: Prima flower, Stampin Up button, We R Memory Keepers twine, Teresa Collins enamel dots, Tim Holtz Edge Distressor

Monday, September 23, 2013

Taylored Expressions Birthday Sketch Challenge

So I've completely fallen in love with Taylored Expressions! I have ordered some stamps and I'm ready to make a heap of cards with them :) And I must say, they arrived so quickly too! I'm in Austalia and some overseas orders take forever! But they were shipped on the same day I ordered them, and arrived in about a week! I highly recommend ordering from them! I've already made a couple of cards but you'll have to wait to see those because they're for magazine subbmission, but here's one I made using the Taylored Expressions Birthday Sketch Challenge


I turned the sketch on it's side because it wasn't quite working the original way. And I decided to make it a square card. I'm a layers kinda girl so I added a few extras, including a floral strip of paper over the pink chevron piece (which wasn't in the sketc). Other than that it's pretty close to the original. I used the new Chalkboard Elements stamp set. There are so many different styles you can do with this set! The flower is an old Prima flower that I ripped out the centre of and added a Kaisercraft crystal. The papers are My Mind's Eye.
Stamps: Chalkboard Elements (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Basic Grey (Stampin Up), Old paper (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Grey (Stampin Up)
Papers: Honey (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Prima flower, Stampin up buttons, thread & scallop edge punch, Kaisercraft crystal, We are Memory Keepers corner rounder 

Friday, September 20, 2013

See My Cards Here!

As I mentioned in the previous post, I've been submitting my work to this wonderful magazine, and am so lucky to be regularly featured. This month shows a set of baby cards I made including a gift tag and baby shower invitation. I'm also their featured stamper with a 20 question interview! It's out now so check it out!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I'm Back......Again!


I'm back.....again! This time it's for good. I gave birth to our second child 2 months ago (a little girl, Hannah!), and my pregnancy was quite difficult towards the end, and I was often just too tired to even look at my stamps :( Then, my husband got a new job two weeks before I gave birth, and is now away from 5:30am-8:30pm every day, so I spent the first few weeks at home getting used to having two kids and being at home by myself! I have made a few cards in the past 5 months, but they have been for magazine submissions. I started submitting to Australian Cardmaking Stamping & papercraft earlier this year and have had something in each months magazine since! They are such lovely people to deal with and I'm so glad they like my work! Recently they have asked me to do some product showcases. And that brings me to the two cards you see! I was given Fancy Pants - Down By The Shore to make a few cards. The style of papers and patterns were not really what I usually use, but I love a challenge! Rather than sticking too closely to the nautical theme of the papers, I made these two cards with as many of the products as I could. I really loved the flair (The oversized brad looking things on the card on the left). They were really cute, and I love the corrugated paper Fancy Pants are including in their collections at the moment. They have a lot of cool co-ordinating products. And for the scallop circle on the baby boy card, I used packaging from one of the products! It matched perfectly!
So if you're still following my blog, thanks for sticking around :) I'll be posting again soon!

Stamps: -
Ink: -
Cardstock: Whisper White
Papers: Down By The Shore colletion (Fancy pants)
Accessories: Down By The Shore colletion (Fancy pants), Hemptique twine, sewing machine, sandpaper