Monday, October 28, 2013

Another Hedgehog Card!

Is it Monday again already??? Boy the weeks are just flying by. My little girl is now 14 weeks old, and my little boy has almost finished his first year of preschool! It's crazy! The Christmas decorations are all up in the shops and yes, I have finally started my Christmas shopping :) But as promised, here is another hedgehog card! I love this one. It was super easy to make. I coloured the little guy in Copic markers and used some dazzling diamonds on his santa hat. The papers are from the gorgeous Santas List collection by Teresa Collins.

Stamps: Santa's Hat (Penny Black)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake (Stampin Up)
Papers: Santa's List (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: Spellbinders circle, Ellen Hutson doily, Teresa Collins enamel dots, Hemptique twine, Spotlight button & lace, sewing machine. dazzling diamonds

Monday, October 21, 2013

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend! I'm right into making all my Christmas cards now and have coloured a few hedgehogs ready to use (so you'll see more in the coming days!) For this one I used the To have and To Hug stamp and coloured it with copic markers and added some dazzling diamonds to the star. The papers are from Teresa Collins' Santa's List collection. I added a few square/rectangle layers of vellum, designer paper and cardstock. I think a lot of my Christmas cards this year are going to include some glimmer paper. I used it on the banner here with some black pearls to join it.

Stamps: To Have and To Hug (Penny Black), Christmas Mini's (Impression Obsession)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Basic Grey (Stampin Up), Copic X -Press It, Vellum, Glimmer paper
Papers: Santa's List (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: Whimsey Farm twine, Spotlight button and lace, MFT Doily die, Dazzling Diamonds, MFT pennant die, Kaisercraft pearls

Sunday, October 13, 2013

MFT Sketch 145

 Hi there! The card I have for you today is for the My Favourite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #145. A friend of mine recently launched her website for her cupcake business. You can see it here. I have had the pleasure of being at a birthday, and a baptism where she's made the cupcakes and I have to say they're probably the best I've ever tried! So I had her in mind when I made this card with MFT's Cupcake Cutie stamp set. I coloured it in with copic markers and used papers from Fancy Pants' Hopscotch collection. The floral print on the backgroud paper was a little "busy" and I really wanted to use it so I put a piece of vellum over it to tone it down. I ran out of cotton for my sewing machine :( so I just added some faux stitching around the cupcakes with a grey marker. The rest of the details are below! Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Cupcake Cutie, Birthday Girl (My favourite Things)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate (Stampin Up)
Papers: Hopscotch (Fancy Pants)
Accessories: Kaisercraft flower, Stampin Up button (retired) and smokey slate marker, Spotlight lace, Teresa Collins enamel dots, Taylerd Expressions pennant border and notepaper border dies, vellum

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Merry Christmas

Here's the card I promised you! I have to apologise about my photo editing though. I'm no expert and I know it's not perfect :( But I'll just tell you about the card a bit more so you get the idea. I used papers from Teresa Collin's Christmas Cottage collection. I'm a big fan of 6 x 6 paper pads, and have quite a stash! But I have to say there are few pads that I use almost every sheet from. This Christmas Cottage collection has to be my all time favourite Christmas selections. It's really country and rustic and I love it! Check back in a few weeks for my cards using this collection that were published in the Christmas mag you see below. On to my card - I distressed the edges and sewed around the edges of the prown paper. I layered that with the words paper and put a layer of vellum over the middle of it. The circle was cut from the snowflake layer and also added under the star border. I die cut the ornamets from the same red paper thats under the brown, and added some dazzling diamonds to their edges.

Stamps: Holiday Greetings (Verve)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Old Paper (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock: Whisper White 9Stampin Up)
Papers: Chistmas Cottage (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: Hemptique twine, MFT ornament die, Verve Scallop Trim Trio border die, Spotlight button, Spellbinders circle die, Tim Holtz edge distressor, sewing machine  

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Christmas Card Season!

World Cardmaking Day, a few days ago, was the official start of the holiday cardmaking season. And you can see two projects I've done in this magazine. One is an easy and hard version of the same card, and the other is a set of 3 country style Christmas cards. There are a lot of cool ideas in the magazine so be sure to check it out! I'll be back soon with a Christmas card I made this morning :)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Cardmaking Day

Happy World Cardmaking Day everyone! I started making cards about 5 years ago and never expected it to turn into such a passion of mine. I find it so rewarding and have met so many wonderful people. It really is an amazing hobby and I'm so glad it found its way into my life! The card I have to show you today is one that was in Volume 19 No. 7 of Australian Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft magazine. It was for a feature they did on using felt. You can see I used felt for the clouds and the strip over the grass. I paper pieced the balloon with papers from Simple Stories Summer Fresh collection.

Stamps: Away We Go (The Cat's Pajamas)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pool Party (Stampin Up)
Papers: Summer Fresh (Simple Stories)
Accessories: MFT squiggle border, TCP cloud border, Spotlight lace and button, sewing machine

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wishing You A Special day

Hi everyone! I'm so excited about the new Taylored Expressions Christmas stamps and dies out soon! I'm determined to get a start on my Christmas cards early this year! After looking at the Baker's Dozen sneak peaks I'm super excited to make cards with these stamps :) In the meantime, here's another TE card using the Make A Wish stamp set. I made the frame from Tim Holtz grungeboard. I've had it for an age but never used it! It was very easy. I glued some designer paper from MME to the grungeboard and used two Spellbinders dies to cut it. I layered that over some white cardstock with the birthday sentiment on it.

Stamps: Make A Wish (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Whipser White (Stampin Up)
Papers: Meadow (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Prima flower, Tim Holtz grungeboard, Doily, Liquid Pearls