Thursday, 28 November 2013

Sassy Santa Pin-Up

My card today is another image from Sassy Studio Designs. This months Paper Craft Planet Sassy Studio Designs challenge is 'white on white with a splash of non traditional colour'. I chose pink (& a touch of blue) as my non traditional colour.

Sassy Studio Designs Santa Pin-Up

I used the Papertake Weekly sketch #85 as a base for this card. The white cardstock was embossed with Cuttlebug folders, matted with pink paper. The white glitter cardstock is from a DCWV glitter cardstock pack.

Sassy Santa Pin-Up was printed on blending paper & coloured with the following Copics: Skin: YR00, E00, E000, R20, R22 Hair: Y23, YR23, E35 Eyes: BG000, BG02 Clothes: RV000, RV10, RV32, B0000 Bag; W00, W3, W4, W6.

Sassy Studio Designs Santa Pin-Up

The snowflakes are die cut on blue glitter cardstock from an old Sizzix alpha. The Monogram Christmas stamp is from Kaszazz, stamped with Broken China Distress Ink. The card is finishes with a bit of bling being a couple of rhinestones & Kindyglitz.

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I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Butterfly Kisses

One of the challenges I used for a starting point on this card was 'make it pretty'. I had purchased this Large Flutterby stamp from Kaszazz a short time ago, but had never gotten around to using it. And whats not pretty about a butterfly? I used Seize the Sketch #8 as the other starting point for this card.

butterfly handmade roses kaszazz flutterby
On the blue card stock base and used numerous papers from the Kaiser Craft Miss Nelly paper pad. The butterfly was coloured with the following Copics: R83, B91, B95, B97 & G82. It was also die cut with the coordinating Kaszazz Flutterby die & spritzed with pearl Glimmer Mist. The 'Butterfly Kisses' sentiment is also from Kaszazz. 

butterfly handmade roses kaszazz flutterby

Once the papers, stamps & sentiments were layered together I felt it wasn't pretty enough so I made the 3 roses from pink & ivory card stock using a diasy punch, edged them with Distress Ink Worn Lipstick & finished with Kindyglitz. I added some lace, pearls & the flourish is a Spellbinders Floral Flourish for the finishing touches.

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I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

STS #8

Seize the Sketch #8

Divas by Design: Make it Pretty
Aud Sentiments Challenge #94: Any Sentiment
Crafty Little Fairies: Lace & Pearls
Pennys Challenges #154: Anything Goes
Fab n Funky: Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz #6: Anything Goes

Friday, 22 November 2013

Christmas Table Tree

I'd had this Kaiser Craft wooden tree for a while & finally decided to use it. I decorated it with cardstock from a Christmas Create Cardstock Foil & Glitter pack & sponged the edges with green paint. I then used lots of Christmas transfers from numerous brands like Kaszazz, Abi's Craft & Bella.

christmas tree table decoration

I wanted to be able to use this for years to come & have the ability to update the photos to the current year photo shoot I do with my kids. To overcome this, I used some tiny pegs I'd found at the local $2 shop & they worked a treat! 

I finished it off with lots of gems & ribbons.

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I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Frilly and Funkie: Christmas Preparations
Scrapping 4 Fun #7: Colour Combo (I won Featured Design!)
Crafters Cafe#38: Heavy Metal (pegs)

Thursday, 21 November 2013

A Sassy Prize!

After the shock of winning the Paper Craft Planet Sassy Studio Designs 'Scarecrow Sassy' challenge with my very first ever internet card challenge entry, I receive this stunning image as a prize. I was super keen to use Martini Pin-up Sassy & have combined her with Mojo Monday Sketch #320.

Sassy Studio Designs Martini Pin-up mojo320

All paper was from Kaiser Craft Blae Ivy paper pad, edged with Distress Ink Vintage Photo. Martini Pin-up is coloured with the following Copics: Hair: E25, E29, E49 Skin: E00, E51, E21, R20, R22 Olives: G99, G94, G82, E07, E09, E39, E55 Clothes & Shoes: B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02, B04 Glass: W00, W4. The sentiment used 'Strut Your Stuff' is from Kraftin' Kimmie Vivienne stamp (an absolute favorite of mine!) The card is finished with the all important bling of gems & kindyglitz.

Sassy Studio Designs Martini Pin-up mojo320

As this is an easel card I had a bright spark moment of making my own olives to hold the card open. I love how she's turned out.

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V's Sweet Ideas #17 - Colour theme. I used sage green with a splash of brown.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

You're the best!

One of the challenge themes this week is 'your favourite Edwin or Tilda' image from Tilda's Town. Although I have MANY Edwin & Tilda stamps, my absolute favourite is definately Super Edwin. I'm also basing this card on Mojo Monday #319 sketch.

Magnolia Super Edwin

I used the Frencheville Primary Basics paper pack for all papers on the card & they were edged in Distress Ink Vintage Photo. Edwin was coloured with the following Copics: Hair: B32, C3, C7, C9 Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 Costume: YG01, YG05, YG07, YR14, YR16, YR18, B12, B14, B18. The sentiments from Kaszazz Endearment mini-messages. The card was finished with a star button & a little kindyglitz.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:


Mojo Monday Sketch #319
Tilda's Town #79: Favorite Edwin or Tilda
Crafty Little Fairies: Top of the Pops (inspired by a song) & this one is inspired by Taylor Swifts song Superman!
4 KraftyGirlz #6: Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun #6: Anything Goes
Fab n Funky #193: Anything Goes

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Friday, 8 November 2013

A Traditional Christmas!

I was super excited when I was finally able to get my hands on a very 'Aussie' Christmas stamp. Introducing 'Ken with Santa Hat' from Kaszazz. Isn't he just adorable! I'm using Retro Sketch #88 as my base.

Kaszazz Ken with Santa Hat

I used Kaszazz 'Christmas' papers & the Kaszazz small bauble stamp on white cardstock embossed with pewter. All paper is edged with Distress Ink Vintage Photo. Ken is coloured with the following Copics Hat:R39, R29, R17, C3, C1, C00 Ken: W00, W3, W4, W5, W6, RV000, RV11.

P.S. I am a consultant for Kaszazz so if you have any questions please feel free to contact me  :)
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Retro Sketches #88
Crafty Little Fairies - Christmas in November
Fab N Funky Challenges - Traditional Christmas Colours
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges #6 Anything Goes

Saturday, 2 November 2013

My Little Superstar!

The Little Superhero in my life has his birthday coming up so I had the topic of my card sorted out. I used The Sketchy Challenges #59 sketch as my layout & the gorgeous La-La Land Crafts StarBoy Luka as my focal point.

La-La Land Crafts Starboy Luka

As my little Superhero is turning 3 I chose to interpret the 3 circles on the sketch as stars (to match with the star on StarBoy Luka's top). When putting it all together I felt it needed to have a second strip of chevron washi tape to balance it. All paper is from the BasicGrey Bowties paper pad & distressed & edged with Distress Ink Vintage Photo. StarBoy Luka is coloured with the following Copics (Skin: E00, E01, E02 Hair: Y23, YR23, E35 Top & Mask: YR14, YR16, YR18, YG13 Cape: Y00, YG01, YG13 Pants & Cuffs: BG11, BG32, BG45 Shoes & Belt: E25, E27, E29, C1, C3, C5).

The Sketchy Challenges #59 (I won Top 3!!!)

Friday, 1 November 2013

Autumn Colours in Spring

I'm really enjoying this new world of card challenges as its given my cards 'new life' & gives me such a great starting/focal point, but also enables me to see so many other very talented peoples' work!

For this card I'm again using Retro Sketch #87 as my inspiration along with Magnolia Down Under's challenge of Autumn Vintage (although its spring here in Australia!)

Magnolia Romantic Tilda

I used the Romantic Tilda stamp & coloured her in with the following Copics (Skin: E51, YR00, E11, R20, Hair: E37, E39, E59, Dress Hat & Shoes: YR00, YR14, YR16, YR18, Umbrella & Flowers: RV10, RV23, RV29, G94, W5, W3).

Magnolia Romantic Tilda

Materials used include all paper from Grace Taylors 'Playtime' scrapbook pad, all edged with my favourite Distress Ink Vintage Photo, scollop punches from cardstock to make the flowers & dies for the fence & heart.

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Wedding Congratulations

After finding out that a relative of my husband is getting married this weekend, a cram session last night once the kids had finally gone to bed to make a delicate card for the happy couple. I used Retro Sketches #87 to base my card on. I wanted to use a peacock feather as a focal point & for something different I rotated the sketch too.

Kaszazz Mannequin

My background paper & strip are from the KaiserCraft Blae & Ivy paper pack. The stamp I used to cut out was the Kaszazz Mannequin on ivory cardstock & the bodice was on KaiserCraft Elegance paper. I also used a very sheer ivory tissue paper (found in my stash so not sure where it originated from) as the other main layer on the sketch (although its slightly difficult to see in the close up below).

All paper elements are edged with Distress Ink Vintage Photo. The card is finished off with a little bit of ribbon on the bodice & some classic wedding pearls.

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