26 November 2014

CCC - Embossing

Hello – just a quick post to let you know about our new challenge over at Crafty Creations.

 

For the next two weeks our theme is:

 

Embossing

 

and we are sponsored by Beccy’s Place and I have used a new image called Dance Lessons. It is way too cute!

 

The lovely paper I used was given to me by a friend a few weeks ago and it seem perfect for this image. I have used both sides of the paper on the card.  Blackberry Bliss is a very deep colour but I think helped lift the darker flowers in the paper.

 

Here is my card:

 

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Supplies:

Stamp: Beccy’s Place “Dance Lessons”, Lilli of the Valley “Dreamy Days Circular Sentiments”
Card: Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake
Ink: Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: Marianne Die “Large Petra Oval” , SU Ovals Collection Die, SU Circle Collection, Memory Box Lace Circle, SU Large Scallop Die, SU Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Maja Design Paper, Xpress It Blending Cardstock, Dimensionals, Rhinestones

 

 

 

I added some Crumb Cake ink with a dauber to the embossing to make it stand out on the Crumb Cake cardstock.  Just a little bit of bling today just in the middle of the flower on the headband and two on the embossing scallops.

 

 

Here is a closer look:

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The copic colours used were:

Leaves & Eyes: G000, 24, 21, 40

Tutu & Headband: V0000, 20,22,25

Elephant: C00, 1, 5, 2, 3, R000, 21, 30

Mouse: N0, 2, R30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aren’t they both adorable, can you see the little mouse on the elephant’s trunk maybe he is the dancing instructor !

 

 

 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

 

Crafty Sentiments Challenge – Use Die Cuts

Shopping Our Stash Challenge - #179 Free is Good

Party Time Tuesday Challenge - #191 Anything Goes & DT Call

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Friendship

Perfectly Rustics Challenge - #36 Embossing

The Pink Elephant Challenge - #278 Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin Challenge – It’s Our Birthday

 

 

Have a wonderful day!

 

 

Thanks for visiting and please come and say hello to us at Crafty Creations if you get a chance.

 

Meg

 

25 November 2014

HJ Elves

Hello to everyone and also my lovely followers.

 

Today I wanted to share with you my card for our new challenge over at Holly Jolly which for the next two weeks is:

 

Christmas Elves

 

Our challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo and I have used a cute image called Christmas Brat Girl Elf and coloured the image in with Copic Makers.

 

My card is very Traditional Christmas colours and I have even used a piece of Design Paper that has part of a Christmas Carol on it just to get a little more into the Christmas spirit.  It is hard to believe that Christmas is just a month away – where  has the year gone?

 

Here is my card:

 

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Supplies:

Stamp: Bugaboo “Christmas Brat Girl Elf”, SU “Endless Wishes”
Card: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Nestabilities “Opulent Ovals” die, SU Ovals Collection Die, Cherry Cobbler Ribbon (retired), Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Frosted Finishes Embellishment, Kaiser Kraft Christmas Carol Collection – Away in a Manager Paper, Bo Bunny – Back to Basics Paper, Xpress It Blending Cardstock, Dimensionals

 

 

 

and here is a closer look at the the sweet image:

 

 

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The copic colours used were:

Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, R21

Hair: E000, 40, 43, 42, 44

Clothes: R0000, 000, 24, 27, 29, YG97, 93, 95

Hat & Bell: R0000, 000, 29, 27, 24, C00, C1

Shoes: E0000, 30, 33, 34

 

 

 

 

 

It is almost like she is waiting for something!

 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

 

Craft-Dee BowZ Monthly Challenge – Anything Goes with Handmade Bow

Get Creative Challenge - #2 Anything Goes with optional Twist Glitter

Ooh La La Creations Challenge - #170 Christmas

Stamp and Create Monthly Challenge – Ribbons or Bows

My Perfect Life – Christmas Cards

Di’s Digi Design Challenge – For or with Kids Challenge

Bearly-Mine Monthly Challenge – Christmas Cards

Dies R Us Challenge - #14 Christmas

The Sisters of Craft Monthly Challenge – Anything Goes

 

 

If you do get a chance please come over and visit us!

 

Meg

23 November 2014

CAGI Winter

Hello and warm wishes from Sydney.

 

It seems a little funny to be posting this card when it is so hot outside but I have a made a Christmas card filled with warm and glow for our new challenge at Come and Get It this week.

 

Come and Get It Theme – Winter

 

and to me Winter means lots of cold air and snow, so I have created a card with warmth from the papers and light from the candle.  The lovely image is from Lilli of the Valley and is called “Little Holly”.

 

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Supplies:

Stamp: Lilli of the Valley “Little Holly” 
Card: Crumb Cake
Ink: Crumb Cake 
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Bo Bunny “Time Piece” Paper, Other Paper from Stash, Memory Box “Holly Holiday Frame Set”, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Liquid Pearls Platinum Pearl, Dimensionals

 

 

The lovely die is a Memory Box die called Holly Holiday Frame Set and I added a touch of Crumb Cake ink on the edges of the die with a dauber.

 

 

Here is a closer look at the image:

 

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The copic colours used were:

 

Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, R21

Hair: E000, 40, 43, 42, 44

Snow: BG000, C00, 1, 2

Clothes & Berries: R0000, 000, 29, 27, 24

Holly & Socks: G21, 24, 28

Candle & Stars: Y000, 00, 13, 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I lovely sweet Christmas card and fairly CAS but I love it.

 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

 


Brown Sugar Challenge - #121 Use 2 or more colours

Christmas Stampin All Year Round Challenge – Anything Goes

Delicious Doodles Challenge – Traditional Christmas

Sister Act Chard Challenge - #84 Anything Goes

Delightful Sketches Challenge – Your a Gem

Creative Knockouts Challenge - #64 Bling is the Thing

 

 

I hope you get a chance to join us over at Come and Get It as we would love to see what you create.

 

All the best!

 

Meg

20 November 2014

Super Sweet

Hello!

 

It is Thursday and only one more day until the end of a very hectic week.  We are bracing ourselves here in Sydney for some very hot weather.  Today it was 38 degrees and tomorrow and the weekend are looking to be the same or even 41 degrees.

 

I know my daughter loves it as she is in the pool!

 

I just wanted to share with you a card I made for my Cousin and his Wife who recently had a little baby boy called Sam.  Mum chose the 3D decoupage image and then the layout for my card was inspired by the current sketch at Mojo Monday.

 

I added some random liquid pearls on the right side of the swirls on the paper, unfortunately they cannot be seen in this picture but they added a little bit more texture to the card.

 

I just love the stamp from the That’s the Ticket Stampin Up stamp set, it reads 100% Perfect Precious Baby.

 

Here is my card:

 

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Supplies:

Stamp: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, That’s the Ticket, Love & Joy, Gorgeous Grunge
Card: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar 
Accessories: Duo Ticket & Scallop Edge Punches, Bo Bunny Welcome Home Flourish Fairy Belle Collection Paper, Fairy Belle Collection “Marcelle” Paper, Sharon Ann Little Ones Collection “My Precious Boy” Light Blue Paper, 3D Moreheads Decoupage, Nestabilities Eyelet Circles Die, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Liquid Pearls White Opal & Platinum Pearl, Dimensionals

 

 

This is the sketch

 

 

 

 

and here is the inside:

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I would like to add this card to the following challenges:

 

Mojo Monday Challenge - #372 Sketch

Little Red Wagon Challenge - #264 Layer It Up

Crafty Sentiments Challenge – 2 or More Papers

Crafts Galore Monthly Challenge – Anything Goes & DT Call

Lia Stampz Challenge - #77 Anything Goes

That Craft Place Challenge – Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge – 3 or more Papers

Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge - #204 Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination Challenge - #8 Anything Goes & DT Call

 

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful rest of the week.

 

Meg

15 November 2014

X is for Xtra Special

 

Our new challenge at ABC Challenge starting today has everyone feeling Extra Special !

 

Our theme for the next two weeks is

 

X is for Xtra Special

 

 

Our sponsor is Kenny K, so please come and join us!

 

I have used a Kenny K image called Sweet Melissa and she is so very cute.

 

A very girly creations with a lovely birthday sentiment “Wishing you a Magical Birthday”.

 

Here is my card:

 

 

 

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Supplies:

Stamp: Lili of the Valley Sentiment, Kenny K “Sweet Melissa” 
Card: Sahara Sand
Ink: Rose Red (retired) 
Accessories: SU Circle Collections dies, Memory Box “Lace Circle”, Joy Crafts 6002 Butterfly Border, Bo Bunny Country Gardens Vines Paper, Fabscraps Peacock Magic Paper, Lace from Stash, X-Press It Blending Card, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

 

The paper used inspired the colours and love my new Joy Craft Butterfly Die.  I added a little bit of ink to the butterflies using a dauber.

 

Here is a close up of the image:

 

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The copic colours used were:

 

Skin: E000, 00, 11, 21, R21 & R20

Hair: E000, 40, 43, 42, 44, 57

Eyes: B00, B1, B02

Clothes: E0000, 40, 43, 42, R0000, 85, 83, 81

Shoes: W00, 1, 3, 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

 

Brown Sugar Challenge - #120 Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic Challenge - #10 Birthday

Jo’s Scrap Shack Challenge - #66 Anything Goes

Crafters Cafe Challenge - #90 Friendship

Crafting for all Seasons Challenge - #90 Birthdays

Kraftin’ Kimmies Stamp Challenge – Anything Goes

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge – You go Girl

Papertake Weekly Challenge – 2 or 4 Legs

Corrosive Challenge - #212 Girly

 

 

Have a fabulous weekend and please visit or join us at ABC Challenge.

 

Meg

CCC Recipe

Ops I am a little late posting this card for to the new Crafty Creations challenge but as some of the girls said to me better late than never.

 

So the details for our challenge for the next two weeks is a:

 

Recipe – 2 Papers, 1 Image & at least 3 layers

 

Easy and our sponsor is Freshly Brewed Designs and the image used is called “Love to the Rescue”

 

I decided to do some paper piecing on the image and the rest is coloured using Copic Markers.

 

A simple design but a very sweet image, here is my card

 

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Supplies:

Stamp: Lili of the Valley “Dreaming Sentiments”, Freshly Brewed “Love to the Rescue” 
Card: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
Ink: Ruby Red (retired) 
Accessories: SU Circle Collections dies, Spellbinders Captivating Squares, SU Eyelet Border Punch, Bo Bunny Silver & Gold Paper, Kaisecraft Forget Me Not Paper, X-Press It Blending Card, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

 

I have used a different paper on the die frame and I used the same die to cut out the image and just trimmed the swirls to get the fit for the layers.

 

The copic markers used were:


Skin: E000, 00, 11, R20

Hair: E55, 53, 51, 50

Hearts& Hat: Y000, 00, 21, 23

Hat, Hose, Boots: C00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 5

 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

 

Digi Choosday Challenge - #45 CAS

Craft Your Passion Challenge - #239 Something Beginning with “B”

Melonheadz Friends Challenge – Add a Sentiment

The Pink Elephant Challenge - #276 CAS

Through the Purple Haze Challenge - #67 Use Punch or Die

 

 

Thanks for visiting and please come over and visit us at Crafty Creations if you get a chance.

 

Meg

11 November 2014

HJ Colour Choice

 

Hello, hope you are having a great start to your week.

 

We have a new challenge at Holly Jolly for the next two weeks which is a:

 

Colour Choice Challenge

 

There are 6 different colour choices to choose from and we are lucky to be sponsored by Fitztown and Art by Miran.

 

I have used an Art by Miran image called Winter Sofia and I have chosen  Monochromatic Purple for my colour choice.

 

The background paper and Dies frame and highlight the image which I think is lovely.

 

Here is my card:

 

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If you would like to join us or even check out the other colour choices click here.

 

 

 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

 

Art by Miran Challenge - #18 Anything Goes

Jelly Park Challenge - Christmas

My Perfect Life – Christmas cards

Ribbon Girls Challenge - Christmas

Digitally Sweet Challenge - #113 Cozy Winter

Reasonable Ribbon Challenge - #106 Winter Holiday & Ribbon

 

Thank you for visiting and see you next time.

 

Meg

 

09 November 2014

CAGI – Pearls and Lace

Hi everyone, hope you weekend is wonderful.

 

It is a beautiful Spring day here is Sydney with the sun shining and a light breeze – just love these days!

 

Just a quick post to share with you my creation for the new challenge at Come and Get It with our theme for the next week is:

 

Pearls and Lace

 

Our challenge is sponsored by The Stamping Boutique and I have used an image called Smoochie, which has been coloured in with Copic Markers.

 

The image is surrounded by these beautiful papers, plus some Lace and Pearls!  The sentiment is from a Lili of the Valley stamps set called “Dreamy Days Circular Sentiment” and has been stamped in Wild Wasabi.

 

The sentiment reads “Believe That You Are Wonderful”

 

Here is my card:

 

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Supplies:

Stamp: Lili of the Valley “Dreamy Days Circular Sentiment, The Stamping Boutique “Smoochie” 
Card: Wild Wasabi
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Marianne Design Petra Large, SU Ovals Collection, SU Circle Collection, Couture Creations “Vintage Garden” & “Vintage Rose Garden”,  X-Press It Blending Cardstock, Lace SU Scallop Circle Punch, Liquid Pearls – Keylime, Ballerina & Platinum Pearls, Daubers, SU Pearls,Dimensionals

 

 

 

Here is a close up of the image:

 

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The colours for the image were inspired by the papers and copics used were:

 

Skin/Lips/Eyes: E0000, 000, 00, 11, R21, R0000, R05, B00, 1, 4

Hair: E57, 55, 53, 51

Clothes/Shoes: R000, 00, 81, 83, 85 E0000, 44, 43, 42, 40, G000, 24, 21, 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s she sweet!

 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

 

A Crafty Mess Challenge - #1 Anything Goes

Sister Act Challenge - #82 Anything Goes

Delightful Challenges - Patterns

Milk Coffee Challenge – Hand Coloured Image

Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge - #103 Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - #157 Anything Goes

Paper Take Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes

 

 Thanks once more for visiting and enjoy your weekend!

 

Meg

01 November 2014

W is for Water

Hello and thanks for visiting!

 

Just a quick post to let you know about our new challenge at ABC Challenges for the next two weeks.  Our challenge is:

 

W is for Water

 

and we have two fabulous sponsors:

 

  and

 

 

I have used a cute image from Lili of the Valley called Little Mermaid Friends which has been coloured using Copic Markers.

 

I have used two Marianne Dies from the Large Petra Die set as well as some Marianne Design Paper from the Flower Garden Paper Block pack.

 

Some ribbon and more Design Papers that I have recently purchased.  I have also tried my hand a double bow and added a sea shell too!

 

Here is my card:

 

 

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Supplies:

Stamp: Lili of the Valley “Little Mermaid Friends”
Card: Crumb Cake, So Saffron 
Ink: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Marianne Design Petra Large, Ovals Collection, Garment Paper District “Blush” paper, Graphic 45 “Once Upon a Springtime Collection” Paper, Marianne Design Flower Garden Paper Block, X-Press It Blending Cardstock, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, SU Oval Punch, Crystal Effect, Dazzling Diamonds, Daubers, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

 

 

Here is a close up of the image:

 

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The colours for the image were inspired by the papers and copics used were:

 

Skin: E000, 00, 11, R21

Hair: E57, 55, 53, 51

Starfish: E44, 43, 42, 40

Mermaids: Y26, 23, 21, 000, G20, 24, 21, 40

Fins: C1

Outline: BG0000, 000, 11, 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have added some sparkle to their fins at the back of each Mermaid with some Dazzling Diamonds and Crystal Effects.

 

 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

 

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #283 Fantasy

Little Red Wagon Challenge - #261 Krafty

Art by Miran Challenge - #18 Anything Goes

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - #253 Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge - #81 Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge – Anything Goes

AUD Sentiments Challenge - #118 Two or Three Word Sentiment

Southern Girls Challenge – Get Wordy on It

City Crafter Challenge - #235 Stripes

 

Have a fabulous weekend!

 

Meg

29 October 2014

CCC – Use a Brad, Bow or Button

A new post to let you know about our fabulous new challenge at Crafty Creations for the next two weeks:

 

Use a Brad, Bow or Button

 

How easy is that!  So please come and join us, you can visit here and see what my fellow DT members have created.

 

For my card I nearly went with Brads but changed my mind to a Bow at the last minute.

 

The little Angel is a Decoupage creations from Morehead and I love it.  The paper is from Kaisercraft called “Enchanted” and the lace is from my stash.

 

The Die Cut is Spellbinder Opulent Ovals and the sentiment has been punched out using SU Small Oval Punch. The sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping “Cherish” set.

 

Here is my card:

 

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Supplies:

Stamp: Inspired by Stamping “Cherish”
Card: Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Small Oval Punch, Spellbinders Opulent Ovals, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (retired), Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

 

Here is close up of the sweet Angel

 

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I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

 

Creative Card Crew Challenge - #73 Bows

Crafty Card Markers Challenge - #126 Cut It Out

Eclectic Ellapu Challenge - Flowers

Scribble and Scrap Crafts Challenge - #30 Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge – Bingo (Pink, Flowers, Sparkle)

A Creative Romance Challenge - Pink

 

 

Thank you for visiting and enjoy the rest of your week.

 

Meg