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 I originally made it with a grey background with pink splatter, but it seemed a little dull, so I decided to go with the yellow background.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 :)

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


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


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