Tuesday, January 28, 2014

It's Your Birthday

Here's another card I made over the weekend. I used the It's Your Birthday stamp from Taylored Expressions and coloured it with Copic Markers.  I sponged around the edges with Old paper Ink and paper pieced the tiny balloons with some of the floral paper from My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks collection. So cute! I added some zig zag stitching up the top and a giant button which is actually from a Fancy Pants Christmas collection!

Stamps: It's Your Birthday (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (momento), Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin up)
Papers: Miss Caroline - Fiddlesticks (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: MFT doily die, Spellbinders label die, Fancy pants button, Prima flower, Hemptique twine, sewing machine


Hi! We've just had a long weekend here in Australia, and with my husband home to help with the kids, I had plenty of time to make some cards :) I'm going to call this one I've made a pre teen/teenager birthday card. Always a tricky age group! Can't go wrong with stars though! I die cut these ones using the MFT Stacking Stars die and did some shabby stitching through some of them. I love orange and teal together, and I think they work well as bright boy colours don't you think?
Stamps: Birthday Bash (Verve)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic Markers
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin Up)
Papers: Fly A Kite (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: My Favourite Things Stacking Stars die, Taylored Expressions Notepaper Border die, Black Spotlight buttons, Whimsey Farm twine, sewing machine

Friday, January 24, 2014


So I'm really in a Valentines mood of late. I only make a card for my husband each year and don't really make too many other love cards throughout the year, but I just can't seem to stop! Perhaps he'll receive a few, just because, this year! Another thing I can't stop right now is using vellum and glimmer paper. I can't seem to pack them away! I'm sure they'll make their way back into my draw at some point. In the meantime, here's a cute card and bottle set I made using some Basic Grey papers and a Taylored Expressions bottle - just the right size for some small candy or mints. Although I'm yet to fill mine yet! The stamp I used is from the Doodle Flowers set from Jane's Doodles. I used white embossing powder to create the flowers, and white embossed some leaves on vellum. I did some small zig zag stitching on the top right of the vellum and on the green paper strip.

Stamps: Doodle Flowers (Jane's Doodles)
Ink: -
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Papers: Serendipity (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Taylored Expressions bottle, Thickers, My Mind's Eye buttons, white sequins, corner rounder, sewing machine, white embossing powder and heat gun, Spellbinders circles dies, cuttlebug dots embossing folder, doily, white twine (Stampin Up)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Nicest Place To Be

This adorable image is from the Ewe Complete Me stamp set from The Cat's Pajamas. It's another set I'm completely in love with, and just looks so super cute on a card. I coloured the sheep with copic markers, and stitched around the edge of the cardstock. The pennant banner is from My Favourite Things. The gorgeous pastel papers are all from an older My Min's Eye collection - Fiddlesticks. With Valentines day coming up, I think I might give this to my husband. He works such long hours and kids and I see him for only a few minutes each morning before he leaves for work, but he's home so late that we're all in bed when he comes home. Weekends are so important to us & spending time together as a family is our priority. I thought this sentiment was just perfect for him :)  

Stamps: Ewe Complete Me (The Cat's Pajamas)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
Papers: Fiddlesticks (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: We Are Memory Keepers floss, Bag O Buttons buttons, MFT pennant die, cuttlebug embossing folder, Verve charming oval die, Sewing machine

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Simply Wonderful

I've got a little bit of a vellum obsessions at the moment. And one of my favourite ways to use it is to emboss on it with white embossing powder. In this case I used the My Favourite Things Polka Dot Greetings stamp set and embossed the dot frame. I cut around it and added the sentiment using dimensionals. I added another strip of vellum just under the floral paper. For a bit of sparkle I added a circle and butterfly in glimmer paper. And to finish it off I added a bit of shabby stitching  down the bottom.

Stamps: Polka Dot Greetings (My Favourite Things)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Whipser White, Basic Black (Stampin Up)
Papers: On Trend (Crate Paper), Glimmer Paper (Stampin Up), Vellum
Accessories: Spotlight buttons, MFT Faux Crochet Border die, White embossing powder, Stampin Up circle punch and Butterfly punch, Kaisercraft pearls, edge distressor, sewing machine

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Pinwheels and Popsicles

In last months issue of Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft I had 3 cards featured in the stampers challenge using Flourishe's Pinwheels and Popsicles stamp set. Here is the first of the cards. (I only have two to show you today as I forgot to photograph the third before I sent it away. I should receive it back soon to post it.!) This card features the Pinwheels, and Blowing Wishes Your Way sentiment. I cut a spellbinders circle from some Echo Park text paper and stamped two pinwheels on it. I stamped a second set of pinwheels on the same paper and coloured them with copic markers. I cut them out and stuck them on to the pinwheels in the circle with some dimensionals and added a kaisercraft crystal. I embossed and sewed a kraft background, and added some faux stitching around the sentiment with a Crumb Cake marker.

Stamps: Pinwheels and Popsicles (Flourishes)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb cake
Paper: Sweet day (Echo Park)
Accessories: Spellbinders circle, petite scallop circle and label dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spotlight lace, Kaisercraft Crystal, sewing machine

Here is the second card. You can see it's similar to a card in a previous post. I used the same colours and papers. I made this first, and when I needed a card for a friends birthday, I knew she'd love something like this so I made the other one.

This one features the cake, and Wish Big sentiment in the Pinwheels and Popsicles set. I coloured it with copic markers. I sewed a piece of vellum over the dot paper background and added a pennant banner with black pearls. Check back for the third card soon!

Stamps: Pinwheels and Popsicles (Flourishes)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Basic Black (Stampin up), Neenah Solar White, Vellum
Paper: Cut & Paste - Flair (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Spellbinders circle die, Taylored Expressions Pennant border die, Kaisecraft pearls, Spotlight buttons, Whimsey Farm twine, Black marker pen, sewing machine

Saturday, January 4, 2014

When one door closes...

Here's the second card I made with the Going Places stamp set from Taylored Expressions. I just love this sentiment. It's so positive and a great idea to put on a card for someone who's maybe lost their job or had a failed relationship. So many possibilities! Because I thought it was a cheery sentiment I thought I would make the card in cutesy colours. These papers are from Teresa Collins' He Said She Said collection. I stamped the door in Crumb Cake ink on white cardstock and layered it on a white circle and Crumb Cake cardstock. I die cut the clouds with the Enjoy the Journey die and added some dazzling diamonds to the edges.

Stamps: Going Places (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake (Stampin up)
cardstock: Whisper White, Crum Cake (Stampin up)
Papers: He Said She Said (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: Prima Flower, Taylored Expressions Enjoy the Journey Die, Crumb Cake marker pen, Spotlight lace, Stampin Up buttons, Hemptique twine, dazzling diamonds

Bucketful Of Love - For Taylored Expressions

Hi there! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Years. I hosted our family Christmas this year and it was so wonderful. Just before Christmas I ordered some new Taylored Expressions goodies, and the December Stamp Of the Month and die was put in with my order by accident. After emailing them to let them know they allowed me to keep them! How lovely of them. And I thank Taylor and the team very much. So I just had to make a couple of cards with it to show my appreciation. This Bucket Full Of Love one is the first one I made.I used the frame die to create the background behind the bucket and added some dazzling diamonds to the border. I cut 11 hearts from the other bucket in the stamp set to use for the heart explosion :) I also stamped the bucket on some grey paper from My Mind's Eye Ruby collection and cut it out. I hope you all have a fabulous 2014! XXX
Stamps: Going Places (Taylored Expressions)

Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin up)
Papers: Ruby (My Minds Eye)
Accessories: Taylored Expressions Enjoy The Journey and notepaper border dies, Stampin Up circle punch, Stampin Up clear button, Spotlight red buttons, Whimsey Farm twine,