Sunday, December 20, 2015

Merriest Christmas


As Christmas card season draws to a close, I am pretty disappointed I haven't been able to show more of what I've made. They seem to be sent out as soon as they're finished! I have two though that were featured in last month's Australian Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft magazine. I love these bunnies from The Cat's Pjamas. And I was using up some old Christmas papers from last season - bonus!

Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas - Merry Everything
Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black. Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin Up - Crumb Cake. Copic - X-Press It
Papers: Carta Bella - So This Is Christmas
Accessories: Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched border die, Spellbinders label die, Whimsey Farm Twine - Red twine. Stampin Up - Buttons. My Mind's Eye - Enamel dots. Heidi Swapp - Gold Colorshine spray




 
Here is the second card. Such another cute image. Because it was for a magazine feature, I kept the same colour theme. I feel like limiting the colours on the presents is always a good idea, especially because these ones are so small. Otherwise it can look too "busy."
 
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas - Define Good


Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black. Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin Up - Crumb Cake. Copic - X-Press It
Papers: Carta Bella - So This Is Christmas
Accessories: Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched border die, Spellbinders circle die, Whimsey Farm Twine - Red twine. Stampin Up - Buttons. My Mind's Eye - Enamel dots. Heidi Swapp - Gold Colorshine spray. Spotlight - Doily. Cuttlebug - Stars embossing folder.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Dino-Mite


I'm in boy card making season! My son has a heap of friend's birthdays this month and next. This particular one is for his best friend, a dinosaur lover. I do a dinosaur card for him every year, and this is by far my favourite. I just love the dinosaurs in this image. It's Dino-Mite, from, Tiddly Inks! His favourite colour is orange so I just had to do one of the dinosaurs orange at least! I coloured them with copic markers and added a few spotty details to the orange one. I sprayed the edges with Colourshine mist and added some white paint splatter over the background. I typed the sentiment in a word doc and printed it out.

Have a great weekend
x

Stamps: Dino-Mite (Tiddly Inks - digital)
Ink:    -
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It. Early Espresso (Stampin Up)
Papers: September Skies (Heidi Swapp). Silver glitter paper, Vellum (Stampin Up)
Accessories: White acrylic paint, Stampin Up button, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Heidi Swapp colorshine spray, The Cat's Pajamas twine, Tim Holtz edge distressor, white gel pen

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hope Your Birthday Is Super


It's my nephews birthday soon and he's having a super hero themed party. I couldn't help but use this adorable image from Tiddly Inks for his card, and colour it up in his favourite colours of blue and orange! I added some white ink spray over the background papers to soften them. I do this a lot on my cards! Loving sprays at the moment!! I find the Hero Arts unicorn white spray is best for doing this :) I also printed the sentiment out from my computer. An esay way to get the sentiment to look the way you want!

Stamps: Tiddly Inks - My Super Boy
Ink: Copic markers. Hero Arts - Unicorn White ink spray
Cardstock: Copic - X-Press It. Spotlight - Silver mirror cardstock. Stampin Up - Vellum
Papers: Echo Park - Birthday Wishes
Accessories: Taylored Expressions - Pennant Border. Spotlight - Star sequins. Stampin Up - Buttons, Spellbinders - Classic circle die

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Birthday


When I need a quick and cute birthday card in a hurry, this is my go to stamp set - Carnival Cupcakes by Mama Elephant. I did a quick smooch background with a few ink splatters. I coloured the images with copic markers and added some glitter to the cupcake case. So simple, but a gorgeous outcome :)

Stamps: Mama Elephant - Carnival Cupcakes
Ink: Tim Holtz - Spun Sugar. Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin Up - Whisper White. Tim Holtz - watercolour paper
Accessories: American Crafts pink glitter cardstock. Spotlight sequins. Stampin Up - Dazzling diamonds glitter

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Dance & Twirl


Ahhh another ballet card. I really love this sweet image from Papertrey Ink and it just called to be framed and surrounded by sequins :) I used some glitter on her skirt, and used cupcake paper for the background to give it more of a birthday feel.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink- Ballerina Beauty
Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black. Copic markers
Cardstock: Copic - X-Press It. Stampin Up - Pool Party, Dazzling Dimaonds. American Crafts pink glitter cardstock
Papers: Echo Park - Birthday Wishes
Accessories: Stampin Up - Buttons. Pretty Pink Posh - Champagne chevron ribbon, stitched border die, Spotlight - Feather, Doily. Papertrey Ink - Oval shaker die

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Friends


I'm a huge fan of Stamping Bella stamps. They are just fabulous to colour! I thought these girls would look great in a sort of frame so I coloured them up and added a scalloped frame around them. I don't often make DL size cards, but I thought this would suit it. I added a few simple layers underneath the main image and of course that large background piece of dazzling diamonds cardstock to make it shimmer :) There is a die cut down the bottom that says happy birthday, it didn't show too well in the photo.

Stamps: Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls Felicity and Blair
Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Copic - X-Press It white. Stampin Up - Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzaz, dazzling diamonds
Accessories: Prima flower, Stampin Up chevron ribbon & button. Whimsey Farm Twine pink twine, Spotlight sequins, Prett Pink Posh sequins, Lawn Fawn happy birthday die, Papertrey Ink scallop border die

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Work It Out


I love any excuse to give someone a card. And what better way to motivate a friend than with this one! I used the stamps set Work It Out by Simon Says Stamp. I smooched the background with some cool bright colours and coloured the girl with copic markers! So easy!

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Work It Out
Ink: Momemto - Tuxedo Black. Tim Holtz - Evergreen Bough, Picked raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade.  Copic markers
Cardstock: Copic - X-Press It. Stampin Up - Whisper White. Tim Holtz - Watercolour paper
Accessories: Spotlight - star sequins

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Thanks A Bunch


 I love the simplicity of this stamp set. It's so easy to create beautiful cards so quickly, which is great when you need multiples! I needed a few of these in different colours. I did a simple mask and stamped around it, and used the Hand Lettered Thanks stamp set for the sentiment.
 
Stamps: Altenew - Painted Flowers. WPlus9 - Hand Lettered Thanks
Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black. Tim Holtz - Tumbled Glass, Broken China. Stampin Up - Wild Wasabi, Always Artichoke
Cardstock: Stampin Up - Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Spotlight - Black sequins
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, June 1, 2015

You're Amazing

 

Growing up in a ballet family, I don't mind making the odd ballet card. I quit ballet when I was 10, but my sister is a ballet teacher, so I am definitely still around it all! I thought this one would be great as an encouragement card for a girl doing exams or eisteddfods. Whether she's already competed or is about to, just telling her you think she's amazing is a wonderful gesture. I used the gorgeous Tiddly Inks stamp Be Bold, Be You, and coloured her with copic markers, including the area around her with a grey marker, which I've never done before but loved the look. I added some lace and clear buttons, and of course the You're Amazing die for Simon Says Stamp.

Stamps: Be Bold be You (Tiddly Inks)
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black and the two blue/purples I'm not sure of (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It
Papers: Yours Truly (Glitz Designs)
Accessories: Stampin Up dazzling diamonds, chevron ribbon and clear buttons, unknown feather, Spotlight lace, Jolly Olly's silver stars, Tim Holtz edge distressor 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Thank You Doctor


A friend of mine requested I make a card for her doctor. She really wanted a stethoscope on it so I came up with this design. I watercoloured the background and added some ink splatter with the same colour. I set that aside to dry, then distressed the edges. I printed the stethoscope and coloured it with copic markers. It wasn't the easiest thing to fussy cut but I got through it! Couldn't help but add some of my favourite chevron ribbon too. It was for a male doctor, so it's masculine enough looking right?

Stamps: Stethoscope stamp - unknown, Celebration Of Thanks (Verve)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers, watercolour paints
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver glimmer (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It
Papers: Stitched (American Crafts)
Accessories: Stampin Up chevron ribbon, Spotlight button, Whimsey Farm twine, Lawn Fawn stitched banner die, Tim Holtz edge distressor, Reverse Confetti Chevron die

Friday, May 22, 2015

May All Your Wishes Come True


I was feeling in a pink and sweet  mood today, so decided to grab the gorgeous Tiddly Inks image Fairy Heartfelt to make this card. I coloured her with copics, twice actually! This is the second, nicer version. The first wasn't pastel enough :) Do you colour images and then never use them because they're just not right? I used papers from Echo Park's Bundle Of Joy collection and just cut a few circles to hide behind the main image.
Enjoy your weekend.
x

Stamps: Fairy Heartfelt (Tiddly Inks), Sweet Birthday Wishes (My Favourite Things)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, dazzling Diamonds (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Bundle Of Joy (Echo Park)
Accessories: Spotlight sequins, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Stampin Up circle punch, Tim Holtz edge distressor, Spellbinders classic circles die

Monday, May 18, 2015

I Just can't Thank You Enough

 
Hi there! I hope you had a good weekend. I have a quick Thank You card to show today. I used papers from Teresa Collins'Family Stories collection. I am pretty much down to just scraps with this collection - major love! Anyway, I added a few base layers, and then cut a large circle out of the grid paper to which I added some pink and navy patterned paper behind it. I'm really into feathers now if you haven't noticed! I thought it was a pretty addition to this card.
 
 
Stamps: Polka Dot Greetings (My Favourite Things)

Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Basic grey (Stampin Up)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Grey (Stampin Up)
Papers: family Stories (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: Teresa Collins' enamel dots, Fancy Pants button, Jolly Olly's feather, Spotlight sequins & lace, Kaisercraft flower, Spellbinders circle die, sewing machine

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Baby Sets



I just adore making baby cards. I think it's the colours I get to use :) I made a card for a dear friend who just had a baby girl, and loved it so much I made another one and couldn't stop there! I ended up making a whole baby girl and boy set! I used papers from Echo Parks Bundle Of Joy boy and girl sets. I love how well these papers co-ordinate. Both cards are shaker cards, with crushed glass as the shaker element. I used the Lawn Fawn stitched banner die to create the shakers. For the boy set, I used a clear pillow box to create a package that would easily fit some booties, a singlet or two, or something else small. I just filled mine with white tissue paper for the photo. I used Spellbinders labels 11 to make the tag. I just punched a hole in the top for the ribbon. I did the same for the girl tag. The little box in the girl set is from Stampin Up. I used left over papers to adhere to the box, and stamped the elephant from My favourite Things' Beautiful baby stamp set to add over the top. Such a quick and easy gift set to create.
x

Stamps: beautiful baby (My Favourite Things)
Ink: Pink Pirouette (Stampin up). Tuxedo Black (Momento) 
Cardstock: Whisper White, dazzling Diamonds (Stampin up)
Papers: Bundle Of Joy (Echo Park)
Accessories: Spellbinders labels 11 die, Stampin Up chevron ribbon, blue button and white thread, Crushed glass from Etsy, Lawn Fawn stitched banner die, Spotlight sequins and white botton, House 2 Home doilies, pink shredded tissue paper and clear pillow box, My favourite Things star die, Tim Holtz Edge Distressor

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Happy Anniversary


I find wedding and anniversary cards quite difficult, but I must say, I do like this one I've made. The photo does not do this card justice, The gold glitter paper and gold splatter over the card do not show up well, but it looks great in person. I used 3 wood veneer frames with paper from My Mind's eye's Pretty things collection behind them for the main centrepiece. I'm not sure on the brand of the frames, may be American Crafts Amy Tangerine?? I seem to have misplaced the packaging. I did sponge the frames slightly with yellow ink, as well as the edges of the sentiment, the sprayed the whole card with gold colorshine spray.

Stamps: LJD Together Forever (My Favourite Things)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink) 
Cardstock: Whisper white, Gold glitter (Stampin Up)
Papers: Pretty Things (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Heidi Swapp gold colorshine spray, Wood veneer frames, Prima flowers, Spotlight sequins, Pretty Pink Posh stitched border die

Saturday, May 9, 2015

For A Very Special Mother In Law

 
Happy mother's day to all those mums out there!! I have two wonderful kids, and feel very blessed to have them in my life. They are a joy to be around and show me every day they love me, so I feel every day is mother's day :) Here is another card I made for a friends mother in law. She requested something floral so I decided to use the Taylored Expressions Mixed blooms stamp. I coloured it with copics and hand cut it out. I layered it on a vellum heart and doily and finally used my sewing machine again for some zig zag stitching! I didn't have a mother in law stamp so I just printed the sentiment out on my computer! Have a wonderful and relaxing day mums! I hope you get some time to craft!
x
 
Stamps: Mixed Blooms (tailored Expressions)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento). Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, vellum (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It
Papers: Adorbs (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Stampin Up chevron ribbon, Spellbinders heart die, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, House 2 Home doily, Spotlight lace, Tim Holtz edge distressor, sewing machine


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Happy Mother's Day


 
I haven't made a lot of mother's Day cards this year. Just the ones I need for my mum and mother in law, and two more by request from a friend. This is the first one I made for her. She wanted kraft and pink as the theme. I used the hearts cover plate from Papertrey ink to create the background, and layered it on some wood grain paper from the Teresa Collins Life Emporium collection. I added a doily and half a vellum diecut wreath and splattered white ink on the tag. The sentiment is embossed with white embossing powder
 
Stamps: Stampin Up - It's an old old OLD stampin Up stamp. Long retired. Sorry!
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Dazzling diamonds (Stampin Up)
Papers: Life Emporium (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: prima flower, Stampin Up chevron ribbon & white thread, Papertrey Ink wreath die, Lawn fawn tag die, House 2 Home doily, Hero arts white ink dauber, Tim Holtz edge distressor, white embossing powder
 


Friday, May 1, 2015

Ricky - Fishing Expert




Here's another Tiddly card for you. This time using Ricky - Expert Fisherman. My son loves going fishing with his dad and grandfather. I love the photo's they send me when they're out so I decided to turn Ricky into a polaroid. I coloured him with copic markers, and used gold spray ink to splatter the frame and added some white dots to the fish with my white marker. I try not to go too overboard with boy cards, so I kept it all pretty simple.

Stamps: Ricky - Expert Fisherman (Tiddly Inks - digital)
Ink:   -
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Vellum (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It. Gold foil cardstock (Jolly Olly's), Gold cardstock 9We Are Memory Keepers metallic collection
Papers: Notable (We Are Memory Keepers)
Accessories: My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday To You die, Papertrey Ink polaroid die, Spotlight button & burlap, Hemptique Twine, white gel pen, Tim Holtz edge distressor, Heidi Swapp colorshine gold spray



Wryn Mermaid


So I'm not officially a design team member for Tiddly Inks anymore :( :( but it's my favourite stamp company, and my go to for most of my cards so you'll still see a lot of Tiddly here on my blog :) This is a card I made using the new Wryn The Mermaid. How gorgeous is she!!! I am not the greatest with hair colouring - still a lot to learn, so I was a bit wary about attempting this one. And yes, it did take an age to do! But I love how it turned out. The ones that take the longest to colour always turn out the best :) I added some white detail to her fin with a white marker. And behind her on the green circle I made some faux waves with micro beeds. Tricky little things they are. It's the first time I've used them, and they go EVERYWHERE!! I added some rhinestones next to them too. I sprayed the blue cardstock behind her with white spray ink and splattered some more with a paint brush. I rarely use pearl flourishes on cards, but I think this one called for it :)

Stamps: Wryn Mermaid (Tiddly Inks - digital), Polka Dot Greetings (My Favourite Things)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Whisper White (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It
Papers:  -
Accessories: Teresa Collins button, Kaisercraft pearl flourish, rhinestones and crystals, Hero Arts unicorn white spray ink, Spotlight lace, Jolly Olly's micro beeds, Spellbinders classic circles die, Packaging Direct doily

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

So Sweet

 
Well, this is my last official post for my stint on the Tiddly Inks design team. I am a huge fan of Christy's images and artwork, and it was an absolute pleasure to be chosen and to be able to create so many cards for her. The ladies on the team were all lovely and so supportive, and it was great to get such lovely comments from them all the time. Due to a busy winter approaching with family commitments, I will not be submitting a card for the next design team term :( :( However I will absolutely reapply for the one after that. I can't help myself! So for my last card for the So Sweet Challenge, I used Summer Sweet Wryn. I coloured her with copic markers and tried to keep it pretty pastel. I added some glitter to the front lolli pop and used large chipboard letters for the sweet sentiment. More details below.
So thankyou everyone who's come to visit my blog over the past few months. I'll still be posting lots of Tiddly Inks cards so please stop by again.
xx

Stamps: Summer Sweet Wryn (Tiddly Inks - digital), Sweet Birthday Wishes (My Favourite Things)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, vellum (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It
Papers: Daily Stories (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: Prima flowers, American Crafts thickers chipboard letters, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Spotlight lace, House 2 Home doily, Stampin Up dazzling diamonds, Tim Holtz edge distressor

Friday, April 24, 2015

Dragon Friend - For Fabby Friday!


Tiddly Inks just designs the most gorgeous stamps ever right??!!! I am loving the variety in the store, there's lots of boy images, as well as the most delightful images for little girls, and older girls too! It's was so hard to choose what to use for today's Fabby Friday challenge! I settled on Dragon Friend, as it my cousin's daughter's birthday soon, and she loves dragons! I couloured it with copic markers and added some detail with my white marker. I'm obsessed with the American Crafts glitter paper at the moment and couldn't help but add a bit of green sparkle under the dragon. And yes, another feather! I loved how it looked on my springs in card last week, so I added one on this card too. Now, head back over to the challenge blog, to check out the other design team creations. And I can't wait to visit your blog to see what you've made too. Have a lovely weekend!
xx

Stamps: Dragon Friend (Tiddly Inks digital), Ballerina Beauty (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It
Papers: Memorable (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Doily, Spotlight sequins, Prima flower, American Grafts glitter paper, Pretty Pink Posh stitched border die, Stampin Up chevron ribbon, feather, Tim Holtz edge distressor, white gel pen.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Watercolour Birthday

 
If you're looking for my Tiddly Inks card for challenge #154 - Anything Goes, please scroll down, it's the next post!
 
 
If you're here to look at this card, or anything else, welcome! I'm still very much in a watercolouring phase. I think it's a technique I won't ever grow out of. I just love the look. If you have seen my previous watercolour card, you will know that I am an absolute beginner, and have only tried it on a few cards, so bear with me on this journey! I am loving how it turned out on this card though. I mixed a few blues and greens together and then splattered the same colours with a paint brush over the top, but after it dried. I actually then used white embossing paste and a stencil to add a bit more texture. I used two layers of lace around the bottom and added some dazzling diamonds to the cupcake.
 
Stamps: Build A Treat (Taylored Expressions). Sweet birthday Wishes (My Favourite Things)
Ink/Colouring Tools: Tuxedo Black (Momento). Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 COLOR SET
Cardstock: Whisper White, Indigo Island (Stampin Up). Watercolour cardstock (Tim Holtz)
Papers:    -
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil, Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste, Spotlight lace & sequins, Stampin Up dazzling diamonds & chevron ribbon, Prima flowers, Spellbinders classic circles die, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Tim Holtz edge distressor
 

 


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bright & Beautiful


Wow what a crazy week I've had so far! And it's only Tuesday! I can't wait for the Easter long weekend! Anyway, this card I made for todays Anything Goes Challenge at Tiddly Inks. I made this for my son's friend's 5th birthday. I saw her at the shops a few days before and asked her what card she would like. She said a fairy with pink, red, yellow and blue. I didn't quite get the blue right, but I think it's blue enough. She loved it still so I think it passed the test :) I created the shaker with a Papertrey Ink die and added crushed glass for the shaker elements. You can never have too much sparkle on a 5 year olds birthday card right?
Hop on over the challenge blog and see the wonderful creations from the girls. I look forward to seeing what you create too! Enjoy the rest of your week xx

Stamps: Willow The Birthday Fairy (Tiddly Inks - digital)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento). Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper white, Rose red, Pool Party (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It.
Papers: Glitter paper (American Crafts)
Accessories: Papertrey ink square shaker dies. Stampin Up button, twine & dazzling diamonds, Spotlight lace. MFT number die. Francheville glitter enamel dots 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sweet Birthday Wishes


It Fabby Friday time again! My favourite time of the week! The design team at Tiddly Inks have done an A-Mazing job on their creations, make sure you visit us all! For my card I chose Cupcake Bug. This is one of my favourite Tiddly Inks stamps. I use it on a lot of little girl birthday cards. I originally made it with a grey background with pink splatter, but it seemed a little dull, so I decided to go with the yellow background. Much better I think! You can see I've used a piece of vellum over the yellow paper. I often do that if I find the paper too bright or distracting from the main image. Its a great way to still use some fabulous prints without looking too full on.
Now head on over to the challenge blog to see the other inspiration, and add your own! I can't wait to see what you make :)
x

Stamps: Cupcake Bug (Tiddly Inks). Sweet Birthday Wishes (My Favourite Things)
Ink/Colouring Tools: Tuxedo Black (Momento). Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, basic Grey, Rose Red (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It
Papers: Honey (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: The Cat's Pajamas twine, Stampin Up button and dazzling diamonds, Kaisercraft crystals, Lawn Fawn stitched party banners die, doily.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Just A Little Slow





I don't very often miss birthdays, but I do like to have a few belated birthday cards on hand just in case. This particular card is featured in this months Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine, with three other adorable belated birthday cards. I used stamps from Taylored Expressions for all of the cards, and "Just A Little Slow" for this card. I coloured the turtle with copic markers and added some crystal effects to his shell. The papers are Teresa Collins - Family Stories.


Stamps: A Little Slow (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Whisper White, basic Grey (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It
Papers: Family Stories (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: Fancy Pants red button, Stampin Up crystal effects, aqua button and chevron ribbon, MFT Stacking Stars die, Spellbinders classic circles die


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Baby Makes Three

If you're looking for my Tiddly Inks "For The Boys"card, please scroll down, it's right after this one :)
 
 
 
If you follow my blog, you probably know I loooove to make baby cards. Boy or girl, I'm not fussed! Believe it or not, I haven't made a shaker baby card before though, so I decided I would for this one. I used the Pretty Pink Posh stitched film strip die. Love this! And some crushed glass from the Papertrey ink Shakers and Sprinkles kit. The adorable images are from mama Elephant. I coloured them with copic markers and hand cut them out. I also stamped the banner on pink dotted paper (not sure if you can see the dots on the flags in the photos), and finished it off with a few sequins. So simple and quick to make, I think I'll make one in every colour!!
 
Stamps: Nursery Deco (Mama Elephant)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento). Copic markers
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It
Papers: Daily Stories (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: Spotlight sequins, Pretty Pink Posh stitched film strip and stitched borders dies


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

DAD - You're My Hero

 
 
Hi there! There's a new Tuesday Challenge up over on the Tiddly inks blog. And this one is "All About The Boys." Tiddly Inks have so many great images for boy cards. For mine I chose Big Bad Dad. My husband works a lot. A LOT!!! And only really gets to see our kids on the weekends. I wanted to make a card for our son to give him as a "just because" to show him that he knows how hard he works and how much he admires him. I coloured big bad dad with copic markers and added some spots to his tie with a white marker. The DAD letters are American crafts chipboard and I loooove them. I have used them a lot so I think I'll be buying a few more packets. And silver sequins and washi tape are great ideas to use on male cards (well I think so!), for those of you who, like me, love everything lacey, flowery and pretty :)
 
Stamps: Big Bad Dad (Tiddly Inks)
Ink:   - (I printed the You're My Hero sentiment in a word doc and printed it out).
Cardstock: Silver cardstock (WRMK Metallic collection). Pacific Point (Stampin Up)
Papers: Die cut from Kaisercraft Blast Off collection 6 x 6 pad. Vellum (stampin Up)
Accessories: Spotlight sequins, American Crafts Thickers, Stampin Up washi tape, Lawn Fawn tag die, The Cat's Pajamas twine, MFT stacking stars die, edge distressor
 



Monday, March 16, 2015

Celebrate

 
Hi there! Here is a card I made a while ago, with a technique I'm not sure where I saw, but it popped up in my mind for this card. I stamped the flowers in black ink randomly on white cardstock. Then I turned the stamp over on the acrylic block so that the smooth side would receive the ink. I then inked them up and stamped over the co-ordinating flowers so it had a solid colour over the top the same shape. It's a pretty unique idea, and makes it super easy to create some fun and bright cards.
 
 
Stamps: Doodle Flowers – Janes Doodles.  Birthday Greetings – My Favourite Things
Ink: Tuxedo Black (momento). Sqeezed Lemonade, Peeled paint, Picked raspberry, Dried Marigold (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo (Stampin Up)
Papers: Silver Glimmer paper (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Stampin Up white thread and button, WRMK hole punch
 





Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lets Hang Out

 
I just adore this stamp set, and although I'm more of a dog person than a cat person, I could help but stamp and colour these cuties. I used copic markers and added some detail to the sides of their faces. I stamped out the line and cut it out and adhered with folded mini glue dots to pop it up a little. I thought it looked so sweet on the wood paper background - love that paper collection, Emporium by Teresa Collins. I added a few extra splatters of white paint too.
 
Stamps: Hanging Around (Newton's Nook)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento). Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate (Stampin Up). Sweet Blush ( Papertrey ink). Copic X-Press It
Papers: Emporium (Teresa Collins). Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Stampin Up chevron ribbon and button, Spotlight lace, The Cat's Pajamas twine, Pretty Pink Posh stitched border die




Friday, March 13, 2015

Good Luck


Yay! It's Fabby Friday time again at Tiddly Inks. My sister requested a good luck card and I just had to use this oh so cute image - Chloe - Good Luck. It's only $1.00 in the Tiddly Inks store. How can you resist!!! For my card I used background papers My Mind's Eye's Milo collection. I layered the image on some black scalloped cardstock and a small doily I bought from my local cheap craft store, they're the perfect size for smaller cards. The orange to the left is the Scribbles die from Papertrey Ink, and I used some black and orange sequins, and white ink splatter to finish it off.

Stamps: Chloe Good Luck (Tiddly Inks Digital). Simply Said (The Cat's Pajamas)
Inks: Tuxedo Black (Momento). Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It
Papers: Milo (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Prima flowers, Stampin Up white thread, Spotlight sequins, House 2 Home doily, Kaisercraft white acrylic paint, pPpertrey ink Circle Scribbles die, Pretty Pink Posh, stitched borders die, Edge distressor

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Happy Birthday Jack

 
My son's 5th Birthday was a couple of weeks ago. he loves dragons, and I showed him a few pictures of dragons I was thinking of using on his card (without mentioning I was going to use it for his card!), and he liked the look of this one. It's from Pretty Grafik Design. I found them on Etsy and they have a great collection of clip art/digital stamps and digital papers. I bought this dragon set and a couple others on sale for less than $2! I coloured this dragon in with copic markers and hand cut it out. He's loving my shaker cards at the moment so I decided to turn this one into a shaker too. I used crushed glass for the shaker elements.
 
Stamps: Dragon Defender (Pretty Grafik Design), Birthday Messages (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento). Copic markers
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It. Night Of Navy (Stampin Up)
Papers: September Skies (
Accessories: My Mind's Eye button, The Cat's Pajamas twine, Stampin Up navy marker, crushed glass, Heidi Swapp navy colourshine spray
 







Friday, March 6, 2015

Thank You


So I had another go at watercolouring, and I'm so into this trend. I can't say I'm fabulous at it yet, but I'm keen just to experiment and learn as I go. I used the Altenew Persian Motifs stamp set and lightly stamped the flowers in Old paper Ink, so I can only just see the outline. I used the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Colour set and used a Papertrey ink thanyou die for the sentiment.
Have a great weekend everyone x

Stamps: Persian Motifs (Altenew)
Ink: Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 COLOR SET
Cardstock: Tim Holtz watercolour cardstock, Basic Black (Stampin Up)
Papers:   -
Accessories: Spotlight sequins, Papertrey Ink Thank You die

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Charming




It's time for a challenge at Tiddly Inks! You have to add a charm to your card or project. I actually didn't have any charms, but did have a nautical charm die that I used to create the shell charm on my card. If you don't have a charm, you could easily make your own with a small die and hole punch! I decided not to tie it on my card like a traditional charm would be added, rather I just added it in to top right corner with a glue dot.
This image, Fairy Wishes, is one of my all time favourite Tiddly Inks images. Such a sweet picture to colour. I added some dazzling diamonds to her wings, and some flowers I've had for over 5 years but never used! gotta love old stash stuff ;)
Pop on over to the challenge blog to see what the lovely design team ladies have created. I can't wait to see what you make too! Happy Tuesday, and have a great week xxx


Stamps: Fairy Wishes (Tiddly Inks - digital), Zig Zag background (Hero Arts), Sweet Birthday Wishes (My favourite Things)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), White hybrid ink pad (My favourite Things), Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Pale Plum (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Dazzling Diamonds (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Prima flowers, kaisercraft pearls, Spotlight lace, Stampin up clear button & Dazzling diamonds, MFT nautical charm die, Ellen Hutson doily, Sewing machine, Edge distressor

Friday, February 27, 2015

Monstrous Party



Hi there! It's Fabby Friday time again over at Tiddly Inks. And for my card I decided to use one of my favourite Tiddly Inks images - Monstrous Party. I have ALWAYS used this for boy cards, and coloured it with "boy" colours. And as I sat there wondering how I could make another card with it, I thought I would go completely different and make a girl card! After all, girls can like monsters too right?? I hunted out some paper first so I could decide what colours to do the monsters. I found this cool dot paper (it has a glossy finish over the dots), in a paper pad by Kaisercraft - Cherry Blossom. No I must confess, my lightest pink copic that I was using for the middle monster was too dry and I could barely colour the whole monster in. It looked streaky and horrible, so I decided to cover the worst parts with dots from the next two shades up. I was happy enough with that so after I coloured the green one in, I decided to add some stripes to him too! Now I wanted to make this card as girly as possible, so I thought, lace, sequins and a doily would be perfect :) The sequins in the shaker are from Papertrey Ink's shakers and sprinkles card kit, they matched perfectly! And, I won't keep you much longer, the only other thing to note, is that I was unsure where to put my sentiment. I originally thought over the monsters, but my husband said it covered too much of them. Do you often ask your husbands for card advice!!! Haha! I still liked the idea so I trimmed it as small as it could go, and cut around the green monsters hand with a craft knife and put the sentiment under there so he looks like he's holding it!
Anyway, enough about me, go and check the other design team girls creations on the challenge blog for some more Tiddly inspiration!!
Have an awesome weekend xx

Stamps: Monstrous Party (Tiddly Inks - digital)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic Markers
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It
Papers: Cherry Blossom (Kaisercraft), Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Papertrey Ink sequins, Lil Inker stitched rectangle die, Spotlight lace & doily, Kaisercraft crystals, dazzling diamonds, Taylored Expressions Pennant Border die

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kick Back And Relax


Hi everyone, just wanted to share a quick card I made for a spare. I always get asked for a spur of the moment male birthday card so I try to make an extra one every now and then. For this one I used the tool belt image from the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set from Taylored Expressions. Now I have to say, this is the very first time I've used washi tape!!! As much as I've wanted to catch on to this craze, I haven't been able to. I haven't accumulated hundreds of rolls like I see some of you out there have! I have only 5 rolls! This stripy one I've used in this card is from Stampin up too! But I think it works well on this card. I MIGHT look into a few more rolls, but with caution :) haha!

Stamps: Boys Will Be Boys (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It. Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Vellum (Stampin Up)
Papers: Notable (We Are Memory Keepers)
Accessories: Stampin Up washi tape, Spotlight button, My Mind's Eye black enamel dot, Lil Inkers stitched rectangles die, The cat's Pajamas twine, edge distressor

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tiddly Inks Sketch Challenge


It's time for a sketch challenge over at Tiddly Inks! I love sketches. They're a great way to get started when you're stuck for ideas. I do tend to add a few extra layers or bits and pieces to my sketches, but I think you can still see the original sketch under there! For my card I used the very sweet Wryn - Eat More Cake. I coloured her with copic markers and paired her with some gorgeous Teresa Collins papers. I splattered white paint over the card and the sentiment is from My favourite Things. Hop on over to see what the other design team girls have made, I'm sure you'll be inspired to get your craft on this week! Enjoy the sketch!

Stamps: Wryn Eat more Cake (Tiddly inks - Digital), Sweet birthday Wishes (My Favourite Things)
Ink/Colouring Tools: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper Whiye, Basic Black (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Something Wonderful (Teresa Collins), Glimmer paper (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Stampin Up chevron ribbon, dazzling diamonds & button, Spotlight lace, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, white paint, edge distressor 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Fabby Friday!!


It's time for another Fabby Friday over at Tiddly Inks! For this one, I've used the My batty Hero digital stamp. I asked my son what colour to do his cape and he said aqua, so this is as close as I could get it. Turns out, he loved it! It's his birthday soon, and he has a lot of friends birthdays that are coming up so I'm in need of a lot of 5 & 6 year old boy cards soon! I thought this would the perfect image! And it's a great one to colour if you're a beginner too. I sprayed the circle he's on with Heidi Swapp teal color shine spray. It's my new obsession. Years ago I bought a heap of sprays and I have NEVER used them! But this collection of colours from Heidi Swapp is amazing, and they're easy to spray, and come out evenly, not in globs. I'm a huge fan! Anyway, this teal colour matched perfectly to my batty Hero :) The sentiment I just typed in a word doc and printed out from the computer. Too easy!! Now be sure to head over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog to check out what all the other design team ladies have created. You'll be truly inspired!
Have a lovely weekend
x

Stamps: My batty Hero (Tiddly Inks - digital)
Ink/Colouring tools: Copic markers, printer ink
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It
Papers: Silver glitter paper (Stampin Up), Record It (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Spotlight buttons, Whimsey Farm twine, MFT stacking Stars die, Jillibean Soup star sequins, Lawn Fawn journaling card die


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tingo!

 
Hi there! It's time for Tingo over at Tiddly Inks. The rules are simple, just follow any row on the board but be sure to pass through the middle so you can add your Tiddly Inks image. Feel free to add more embellishments too!
 
 
 
Here's a look at what I came up with!
 


I decided to make a boy shaker card. It's my son's birthday in a few weeks, and a lot of his friends have birthdays around the same time too, so I always need several cards. I love how this one turned out. This adorable little robot is Roboto, and I also used patterned paper, distressing, buttons and dies from the Tingo board. I made the shaker element out of two circle spellbinders dies and the shakers are a mixture of Papertrey Ink, Jillibean soup, and my local craft store.

Stamps: Roboto (Tiddly Inks), Beep Boop Birthday (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: September Skies (Heidi Swapp)
Accessories: Stampin Up buttons, The cat's Pajamas twine, Teresa Collins & My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Spellbinders circle die, Lawn fawn Stitched Party banners die, Papertrey Ink shker elements, Jillibean Soup aqua star shaker elements, Silver stars (My local discount craft store).



But I couldn't stop at one card and made two for Tingo! Here's my second one...


I used Sweet Tooth - Goody Gumdrops. Such a gorgeous image. I used the full Tingo board for this one too! I coloured her with copic markers and added some dazzling diamonds to her dress. The clouds behind her are from glitter paper, and I used Fancy pants paper for the background.
Have a wonderful week everyone, and happy Tingo-ing!

Stamps: Sweet Tooth - Goody Gumdrops
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Be Loved (Fancy Pants)
Accessories: Prima flower, Fancy Pants button, Stampin Up white thread and Chevron ribbon, Spotlight lace, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, MFT flat bottom cloud die, Spellbinders circle die, Dots embossing folder




Friday, January 30, 2015

Tiddly Inks - Fabby Friday!


Hi there! It's Fabby Friday time over at Tiddly Inks. I'm still obsessed with the new release. I can't stop making cards with these gorgeous images! Here, I used Sweet Tooth - Cute As A Cupcake. I was inspired by this beautiful floral paper and decided to colour Sweet Tooth to match. The yellow is a bit out of the box for me. I don't often use yellow on cards, but I think it works with this one. I added some dazzling diamonds to her dress and shoes, and couldn't help but add some of my favourite chevron ribbon! Thanks for looking, and don't forget to pop over to the Tiddly Inks Blog so see all the amazing creations from the DT. Have a Fabulous weekend!

Stamps: Sweet Tooth - Cute as A Cupcake (Tiddly Inks)
Ink/colouring tools: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, So saffron (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Stitched (American crafts - Amy Tangerine)
Accessories: Teresa Collins enamel dots, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2 dies, Stampin Up chevron ribbon, button and white thread

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Tiddly Inks New Release

Hi there! I am back with some exciting news! My last post was my submission card for the Tiddly Inks designs team, and I am completely surprised and super excited to say that I won a spot!!!!! I have been a big fan of Tiddly Inks for some time now, and can't believe I get to work with Christy and her amazing team for the next few months.

Some more super exciting news is the new release from Tiddly Inks today!

http://www.tiddlyinks.com/categories/Whats-New/


You have to check out all the fabulous new images, and creations from the design team.

Here's a look at what the four cards I made :)

 

First I used Wryn - Smart Cookie to create this card and pillow box set. I was thinking it would be perfect, with this sentiment, to give to a little girl who's doing well in school so I had that in mind when I chose the colours. I love creating co-ordinating tags and gifts to match my cards. It's why I love these digital stamps because I can print them in whatever size I need!

Stamps: Wryn's Cookie (Tiddly Inks)
Ink/Colouring tools: Copic markers
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It. Corrugated Kraft (Fancy Pants)
Papers: Kneehighs (Basic Grey). Glimmer paper (Stampin Up - Dazzling Diamonds)
Accessories: Ellen Hutson doily, Spotlight buttons, sequins and lace, Stampin Up white thread, button and tag die, Prima flower



Next I used this adorable image, Wryn - Have Heart.

 
I only recently purchased the green copic markers I used with this stamp, and they are now my go to greens for a lot of things. They combine perfectly with the soft pink. I wanted to keep the layering relatively simple and the majority of the card white, to really make the image stand out. I often like to cut out the main image and layer it on something else, but I couldn't resist keeping all the little hearts on Wryn's left.
 
Stamps: Wryn's Heart (Tiddly Inks)
Ink/Colouring tools: Copic markers. Stampin Up black marker pen
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It
Papers: Just Splendid (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Heart Trio die (The Cat's Pajamas), Stampin Up button and white thread, Spotlight sequins
 
 
 
Next is my card using the Sweet Tooth - Semi Sweet image. I wanted to try something a little different so I watercoloured the background, very loosely, and only used two shades of colour for the girl, grey and a grey/purple.
 
 
Not sure if you can see in the photo, but I added some sparkle to the cupcake icing. I had fun making this card as it's a bit more "Clean & Simple" than I'm used to, but the image is soooo adorable I couldn't resist colouring it up! I used the little skulls and crosses that come with the girl to make a tag at the top.
 
Stamps: Semi Sweet (Tiddly Inks)

Ink/Colouring tools: Copic Markers, watercolour paints
Cardstock: Tim Holtz watercolour paper. Copic X-Press It
Papers:  -
Accessories: Kaisercraft red pearls, Stampin Up dazzling diamonds, The Cat's Pajamas grey twine, Simon Says Stamp Bundle Of Stitched Shapes die
 
 
 
And finally I have this card featuring Sweet Tooth - Let Us Eat Cake. I loooove this image. I know that in the future I'm going to make some birthday invitations and party favours with this. But for now I couldn't resist colouring her in a sweet peach for this card. I added some dazzling diamonds to her dress and crown too.
 
 
Thanks for looking! And be sure to check out what the rest of the design team have made, you're going to love them all!
Have a great weekend
x
 
Stamps: Birthday Queen (Tiddly Inks)
Ink/Colouring tools: Copic markers
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It. Basic Black (Stampin Up)
Papers: Save The Date (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: Pretty Pink Posh stitched film strip die, Stampin Up dazzling diamonds, chevron ribbon and white thread, Kaisercraft flower, My Mind's Eye button and enamel dots, Spotlight lace, edge distressor