29 March 2012

For the Guys

Hi everyone,


I have had a great time making this card.  There are so many challenges out there at the moment to create a male card, which is a challenge in itself and something that I do not do often except for Father’s Day or Dad’s Birthday.


I really only have one male stamp and it is the retired SU Motorcycle image and that is because my Dad loves bikes.


So with this one stamp I was on the hunt for different colour schemes and a sketch to fit my look.

The sketch is from Seems a Little Sketchy.


I found my colour inspirations in the Spice Cake DSP which is the current Summer Mini and I have used Soft Suede, More Mustard, River Rock and Very Vanilla.


I stamped the bike in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla cardstock and I then used the stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the image again with Versamark so that I could emboss with clear embossing powder.


I used a dauber to sponge some More Mustard Ink around the edges of the Very Vanilla card stock and then used the Colour Spritzer Tool to create Soft Suede ink spots on the cardstock.


The sentiment is from the Perfect Words Hostess stamp set which is stamped on Very Vanilla Card stock in Soft Suede and punched out using the Modern Label punch.  I then trimmed the ends and sponged some More Mustard ink on the edges.  I layered the Very Vanilla sentiment on a punched out Modern Label which is in More Mustard cardstock.


The River Rock strip was ripped and added a much loved and often forgotten Vintage Brad to finish off.










Stamp set: Motorcycle, Perfect Words

Card: More Mustard, River Rock, Very Vanilla

Ink: Soft Suede, More Mustard, VersaMark

Accessories:  Modern Label Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponge Daubers, Clear Emboss Powder, Antique Brads, Spice Cake DSP, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive








Wow – did you guess what is missing and is the norm for me?  Yes ‘Bling’, I didn’t think it was appropriate this time :)


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


Seems a Little Sketchy – # 9 Sketch Challenge

Pile It On - #13 For/From a Man

Paper Playtime - #70 For the Guys and Include a Sentiment

Divas by Design – #28 Stamp Something

Sweet Stampin – Anything Goes

Stampin For The Weekend – # 6 Anything Goes

Crafty Purple Frog – #37 Anything Goes

Simon Says Challenge – Anything Goes

Love to Create – # 8 Masculine

Cards for Men - #7 Great Outdoors


Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon…. Meg

27 March 2012

Silhouette Challenge

Hi everyone,


I have used the lovely image and sentiment from the Marry Me stamp set which is available in the current Summer Mini.


I have also tried my hand at a silhouette challenge and created a very clean and simple card.






Stamp set: Marry Me

Card: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: StazOn Jet Black

Accessories:  Scallop Trim Border Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



The sentiment reads


“Now join hands, and with your hands your hearts” – William Shakespeare



I have not really done many clean and simple cards so I will have to give it ago again. 
But I had to sneak a Rhinestone in – as always :)


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


Less is More Challenge – Wk 60 Recipe  --3 Combined Past Challenges, Wk 52 (Sketch),
Wk 42 Silhouette & Wk 43 Bit of Bling

Little Miss Muffet Challenges - #31 Silhouettes

One Stop Craft Challenge – #175 Clean and Simple

Little Red Wagon – # 125 Clean and Simple

There’s Magic in the Air -  Less is More


Come back soon….. Meg

26 March 2012

Birthday wishes

Hi everyone,


Just a quick post to share a card that I have recently created.


I have gone with lots of  layers and I used the Stripes Textured Impressions and Elegant Lines Embossing Folder.  The Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die is still a favourite and they have been decorated with a little bling.


The stamp is from the Happiest Birthday Wishes Hostess Set.





Stamp set: Happiest Birthday Wishes

Card: Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, Very Vanilla

Ink: More Mustard, Baja Breeze

Accessories:  1-3/4” (4.4 cm) Scallop Circle, Eyelet Border Punch, Stripes & Elegant Lines Texture Impressions Embossing Folders, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive




The colour challenge was a little tricky but I like the card and it almost looks like the Happy Birthday is a flower on the swirls from the embossing folder.


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


The Play Date Cafe – # 124 Colour Challenge

Gingerloft Challenge – # 63 Happy Birthday

Stampin’ Royalty Challenge - #116 Sketch


Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you back soon….. Meg

22 March 2012

Butterflies once more…

Hi everyone,


Hope that your week has been good, my weekend has come early no work tomorrow having a day off – yeah!


I do have a card to share with you ……


I have used the current sketch at Fetch A Sketch for the layout and once more there are butterflies appearing :)


The layers of butterflies have been created using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.  Love this die as it is so easy to create the butterflies. 


The butterflies are embossed and cut when you put the die through the Big Shot.  The extra butterflies that are not used each time I place in a container for later use and they always come in handy to add that little bit extra.


My colours this time are Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride with Very Vanilla.  I have stamped the swirl from the Creative Elements stamp set and the sentiment is from the My Friend stamp set.








Stamp set: Creative Elements, My Friend

Card: Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla
Ink: Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade

Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslits Dies, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Modern Label Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive







There is always room for ‘bling’ so this time the butterflies flying around all glamorous!


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


Fetch A Sketch – # 20 Sketch Challenge

Flutterby Wednesday – Open challenge with butterfly, fairy, angel

Lollipop Crafts – # 72 Sentiment Focus

Jelly Park Challenge – Favourite Product/Technique

Ladybug Crafts Ink – Anything Goes

Deep Ocean Challenges – # 20 Butterflies

Everybody Art Challenge – # 185 Friendship

Always Crafting – # 4 Anything Goes

Creative Stamp Friends – #47 Spring

Incy Wincy Designs – #137 Things with Wings

Love to Create – # 7 Anything Goes

Stamps & Fun = Creativity – # 91 Spring

The Pink Elephant – Kraft on your project

Use Your Stuff – # 26 Anything Goes


Hope that you have been inspired to create something after visiting my little craft corner.


Hope to see you back soon….. Meg

21 March 2012

Everyday Enchantment

Hi everyone,


I really love the Everyday Enchantment DSP which is available as part of Sale-a-bration.


So I have created a card with a sample of the DSP, images from the Elementary Elegance Stamp Set and a sample of the Everyday Enchantment Lucky Limeade Organdy Ribbon.


I am sure you now get the link with title of this posting :)


I would describe my card as having a spring feel, being soft flowing and it has been touched with my vintage attempt.  I am happy with it, have a look below:





Stamp set: Elementary Elegance Stamp Set

Card: Peach Parfait, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Peach Parfait

Accessories:  1/8” (3.2 mm) Lucky Limeade Organdy Ribbon, Beautiful Winds Embosslits Dies, Everyday Enchantment DSP, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive


I have used a dauber and sponged some of the Peach Parfait ink on to the Peach Parfait cardstock after I sanded it back in a few different places.  I have also used the dauber with the Peach Parfait ink on the Very Vanilla card stock.


I am still hooked on the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Dies.  The larger butterfly is in Lucky Limeade card stock (even though the photo has it looking a little darker) and the small butterfly is in Very Vanilla cardstock.


Oh and don’t forget the added ‘bling’ in the corner and on the butterfly!  I added a little of the Lucky Limeade Organdy Ribbon to a dimensional at the back of the larger butterfly because I wanted it to seem like he was fluttering here and there :)


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


Create with Connie & Mary – CCMM # 193 Colour Challenge

Crafty Calender Challenge – Spring Clean

Fairy Fun Friday’s – # 74 Distress It

Creative Card Crew – # 6 Vintage

Sparkles Forum Challenges – # 30 Mothers Day or Spring

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge – # 44 Spring with Ribbon Theme

Crafter’s Companion Challenge – # 21 Spring

Always Something Creative – # 26 Spring Awakening

Craft Your Passion Challenges – Sentiments

Paper Crafting Journey – # 5 Pretty Pastels

Fabulous Friday Challenge – Things with Wings

Simply Create Too - #9 It’s Spring

The Crafty Pad Challenge – # 162 The Perfect Pair

Sweet Stampin Challenge – Green

Crazy 4 Challenges – # 128 Some Green

Stampin for the Weekend – Photo Inspiration

Pile It On - #12 Up in the Air

Totally Gorjuss – Spring

Phindy’s Place – Spring

Simon Says Stamp – A bit of Green

Inspire me Fridays – Anything Goes

Make It Mondays – Anything Goes

Stamping with Dragon – Things with Wings

Crop Stop – Butterflies

The Stamp Man Challenge – Vintage Theme Challenge

Delicious Doodles Challenges – # 15 The Wonder of Life

Allsorts Challenge – # 146 Three in a Row

The Poodles Parlour – Anything Goes

Milk Coffee Challenge – Anything Goes

Paper Creations Ink – Things with Wings



Thanks for visiting my little creative corner, hope to see you again soon…… Meg

18 March 2012

Special Easel Card

Hi everyone,


I found a tutorial for an Easel Card with a Twist and I have finally created one.


I have used Regal Rose for base of the card and once more I have used the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.


I added a little sample of the Cheerful Treat DSP and found in my stash the lovely forgotten Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon to create the bow.


The sentiment is from Field Flowers stamp set and the Elegant Lines Textured Impression Folder makes a great background on the Very Vanilla cardstock.






Stamp set: Field Flowers

Card: Regal Rose, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla 
Ink: Regal Rose

Accessories:  5/8” (1.6 cm) Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Cheerful Treat DSP, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



Hmm now who is the special person I would like this card…. decisions, decisions, decisions :)


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


Everybody Art Challenge – Easel Card

Craft Your Passion – Easel Card

Oldie But a Goodie Challenge – Mum’s The Word

Papertake Weekly Challenge – For the Girls or Mum

Dream Valley Challenges – Mother’s Day

Lexis Creations – Mother’s Day

Crafty Purple Frog Challenges – Pink & Girly

Delightful Challenges – Someone Special

Moving Along with the Times – Special Lady

Craft Cafe Challenge Blog – # 2 Ribbon and/or Lace

Little Miss Muffet Challenges – # 30 Easel, Shaped or Stepped Card

Shelly’s Images Challenge – Anything Goes


Have a great weekend everyone, hope to see you back soon…. Meg

13 March 2012

Going Green

Hi everyone,


It’s St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday and nearly everyone is going green so I have joined in.


I have used one of my favourite greens – Old Olive, for the base of my card with a small amount of the DSP Paisley Petals.


I have tried to stay as green as possible but there is a little hint of colour in the DSP and I have stamped the Hello Blossoms stamp in Early Espresso and punched out the letters.  The word ‘hello’ has been added to the Always Artichoke image with Dimensionals.


For a contrast colour I have used River Rock other than that I am pretty green.





Stamp set: Hello Blossoms

Card: Old Olive, River Rock, Whisper White
Ink: Always Artichoke, Early Espresso

Accessories:  Oval Punch (Retired), Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 5/8” (1.6 cm) Organza Ribbon Whisper White, Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Paisley Petals DSP, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



I have also used some of the Whisper White Organza Ribbon and layered some retired Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon.


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


Creative Belli Blog Challenges - #138 Sketch

DYSU – # 62 Go Green

Pile It On ! – Shades of Green/St Patrick’s Day

Inky Impressions – Use Green, Luck of the Irish

Phindy’s Place – Green

Raise The Bar -  # 95 Go Green

Delightful Challenges – St Patrick’s Day

Simply Create Too – I’m So Lucky

Alphabet Challenge Blog – C for Celebrate St, Patrick’s Day or Good Luck

Pixie Dust Studio – # 117 Irish

Make it Monday – # 80 Anything Goes


Before I go an Irish Blessing:


May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night and the road downhill all the way to your door – Unknown Author



Until next time…. Meg

Hello Hello Hello

And Hello once more :)


All the greetings are because I used the ‘hello, hello, hello’ sentiment stamp from the Happy Greetings stamp set in the Summer Mini Catalogue. 


The card base is Basic Gray which has been dry embossed using the Big Shot and the Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This is a great folder and just adds that little bit to the background.


The colours are from the colour challenge at The Play Date Cafe – Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black and Whisper White as the neutral.


The layout is from the sketch at Create with Connie & Mary which you can see here.  I have flipped the sketch around and used the wonderful Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die to create the butterflies.  This Die is one of my favourites at the moment (of course don’t forget the ‘bling’) as I love how the butterflies are embossed and cut at the same time when the folder goes through the Big Shot. 







Stamp set: Happy Greetings

Card: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black

Accessories:  1-3/4” (4.4 cm) Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8” (3.5 cm) Circle Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive






There is normally some bling on my cards – so you will not be surprised to see it on the little butterfly.


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


Create with Connie & Mary – #192 Sketch challenge

The Play Date Cafe – # 122 colour challenge – Charcoal, Ash, Butter

Totally Papercrafts – Favourite things

Divas By Design – Favourite things

Paper Take Weekly – Anything Goes

Secret Crafters – No image Just Words


Thank you for visiting my little creative corner, hope to see you back soon….. Meg

12 March 2012

Spring Butterflies

Hi everyone, hope that you weekend has been good.  It is always too short :)


Here is the card that I created with the sketch at Stampin Queen Sketches.  When I saw this sketch I immediately wanted to create some butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.  And I think my card is creates a Spring feel with its soft flowing colours.


Blushing Bride has been used for the base of the card and I have embossed the very vanilla layer with Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.


The sentiment is from the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set and says :


“Hope your day is as happy as happy gets!”






Stamp set: Flight of the Butterfly

Card: Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla 
Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories:  Framed Tulip Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Pearls, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Certainly Celery Taffeta Ribbon (Retired), Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



Did you spot there is no bling but there are pearls instead :)


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


Stampin Queen’s Sketches – # 29 Sketch

Colour Q - #127, Chocolate Chip, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery

Flutterby Wednesday – # 293 Spring with Butterfly, Fairy or Angel

DYSU - #62 Spring by Going Green

Inspired By – # 14 Inspirational Photo with Lots of Green



Have a wonderful week, please visit again soon…. Meg

08 March 2012

Hello card

Hi everyone,


Just wanted to share with you a card I created using the Elementary Elegance Stamp set and the Everyday Enchantment DSP that is available during Sale-A-Bration.


I was looking at the colour challenge at Pals Paper Arts - Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke and a colour of your choice?  Hmm interesting don’t you think?  What colour would you choose?  I decide on Calypso Coral.


The sketch was inspired by Card Patterns Sketch # 155 and my card has Always Artichoke for the base of the card.  The circles were created with the Circle Scissor Plus in Calypso Coral.


The leaves/bud image is from the Fabulous Florets stamp set which is in the Summer Mini Catalogue and has been stamped with Lucky Limeade ink.


The flowers are from scraps I had from cutting the main DSP and I punched the flowers out using the Boho Blossoms Punch.  The second layer of the flowers has been punched out with the same punch and the card stock is Very Vanilla.


Unfortunately you cannot see in the photo but I have coloured the Rhinestones in with the Lucky Limeade marker and they have a light tint of ink – just to be different but still with ‘bling’ !







Stamp set: Fabulous Florets, Elementary Elegance

Card: Always Artichoke, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla 
Ink: Always Artichoke, Lucky Limeade

Accessories:  Circle Scissor Plus, Boho Blossoms Punch, Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Lucky Limeade Marker, Everyday Enchantment DSP, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



I have a few friends that I need to send a card to so this will be a great card to use for one of them.  






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


Pals Paper Arts – PPA130 Colour Challenge

Card Patterns – Sketch #155

2 Sisters Challenge - #81 Recipe, 1 Image, 2 Patterned Papers and 3 Embellishments

Deep Ocean Challenge – # 20 Spring

Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion Challenge – Anything Goes

Kaboodledoodles Challenge – Think Spring # 109

Make My Monday Challenge – Spring Flowers

Stamps Fun, Creativity - Bows

The Pink Elephant - Layers



Thanks for stopping bye and checking out my little creative corner, hope to see you back soon……. Meg

07 March 2012

Field of Flowers

Hi everyone,


I have been away for a few days celebrating my birthday and I have had a great time which included my my sister flying up for Melbourne to spend the weekend.


I caught up with my friends whom I stamp with on Friday night and had birthday cake and a cup of Tea.  Then last night I had a long talk to my best friend that lives in London.


This is the first chance I have had to do some crafting and I created a card with the Field Flowers stamp set.  It is a lovely 2 step stamp set and I have also used some of the Lucky Limeade Organdy Ribbon that is  in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.


I have taken my colour inspiration from the Play Date Cafe challenge and the sketch inspiration from Moving Along with the Times.  The colours used were Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Lucky Limeade.






Stamp set: Field Flowers

Card: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose

Accessories:  1/8” (3.2 mm) Lucky Limeade Organdy Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folders,  Curly Label Punch, 1-3/4” (4.4 cm) Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones,  Dazzling Diamonds, SNAIL Adhesive


Unfortunately you cannot see from the photo the Dazzling Diamonds that I added to the centre of the larger flower and on the top of the smaller blossom.  There is always room for more bling of course  :)


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


The Play Date Cafe – Colour Challenge #121

Moving Along with the Times – Sketch Challenge

Stampin for the Weekend – Bingo Challenge #4, I picked Ribbons, Glitter, Flowers

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Anything Goes

Our Creative Corner – Making Melody, song is Fields of Flowers by Sixpence None the Richer

Crazy Catz Weekly Challenges - #122 Punches and Dies

Hotshot Craft Blog Challenge – # 5 Ribbons

Polka Doodles – Week 9 Polkadots, Stripes or both

Divas by Design – Spots or Stripes or both

Pile it On – # 10 Are We Seeing Spots or Stripes or Both?


This is a nice little card and I am happy with the end result.


Thanks for visiting, I hope that you been inspired a little ? If so go and start creating :)


See you next time….. Meg

02 March 2012

Perfect Words

Hi everyone,


Just wanted to share a card I recently created with the lovely Paisley Petals DSP.  I really like the bold, bright print on the DSP and there are so many wonderful colours in this DSP.


The colours for my card have been inspired by the colours in the DSP and I have used Not Quite Navy for the base of the card.


A strip of Early Espresso which I have twisted and folded on itself and then I sanded the cardstock to give it a a little bit of a distressed look.


The lovely butterflies have been die cut in River Rock and Bravo Burgundy using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.









Stamp set: Perfect Words

Card: Not  Quite Navy, Early Espresso, River Rock, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Not Quite Navy

Accessories:  Modern Label Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Blossom Party Dies, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Designer Sanding Blocks.










I have also used the Blossom Party Die to create the flower and the sentiment is from the Perfect Words Hostess stamp set.


Of course there is always bling – it has to be my most used embellishment.



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


Sketch Frenzy Friday – SFF021712 Sketch Challenge

DYSU – #61 Things with Wings

Flutter By Wednesday - #192 Open Challenge

Cute Card Thursday - #206 Signs of Spring Challenge

2 Sisters Challenge Blog – # 80 Anything Goes

Always Crafting - Anything goes

Our Creative Corner – Over the Edge

Fairy Tale Challenge Blog – # 35 Spring



Have a wonderful Friday and thanks for visiting…… Meg