Friday, 28 February 2014

I Frog-ot Your Birthday

The new theme this week over at Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode challenge is Friends. It is sponsored by KaDoodle Bug Designs who have kindly provided this cute little digi stamp 'Birthday Cake Frog', & when I first saw it I knew exactly what to say!

KaDoodle Bug Design Birthday Cake Frog

Card ingredients include:

Stamp: KaDoodle Bug Designs 'Birthday Cake Frog'
Copics: Frog & Lilypad: YG13  YG17  YG45
           Cake: B02  B04  B06  C5  C7  C9
           Candle: Y15  Y17  YR14  YR16  R29  R39
Papers: cardstock, Basic Grey 'Bowties' paper pack
Dies: Spellbinders Label One, corner punch
Other: Distress Ink Broken China, chevron & dots washi tape, paper flowers, frog brad, sequins, kindyglitz

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #195
Glitter n Sparkles #73: Bright & Funky colours
Ribbon Carousel #90: Washi


So its been a pretty crappy week with the deaths of two people from cancer this week. So that sad theme is the topic of this card. I wanted to create something personal & pretty & feminine to convey my condolence to the family so I decided on a soft watercolour.

Stampin Up Manhattan Rose

Card ingredients include;

Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up Manhattan Rose, clear embossed on watercolour paper.
Distress Markers: Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint applied with a water brush.
Other: cardstock, rhinestones, ribbon, Kaszazz 'Sorry' sentiment.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Sunday, 23 February 2014


I love lazy weekends at home (where I can lock myself away in my studio!) Three cards in one weekend is usually impossible!

And here is my easel girl card created for 'Twitchy'! (4 days & counting down...).

Precious Moments Sleeping Baby

Card ingredient include:

Stamp: Precious Moments Sleeping Baby colouring page, Kaszazz 'Circle of life' sentiments
Copics: Baby: E0000  E000  E00  E51  E53
           Cot: E31  E35  E57  E59
           Cover & Pillow: BV000  BV02  BV31  RV000  RV10  RV32
           Bird, Music & Background: Y00  Y13  B12  W00  W3
Papers: Sugar & Spice Baby Girl paper pack, cardstock
Other: Vintage Photo & Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, washi tape, buttons, twine, rhinestones, White Opal & Flamingo Liquid Pearls, Kindyglitz

Precious Moments Sleeping Baby

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Saturday, 22 February 2014

New Arrival

I'm getting in early & getting organised for the arrival of 'Twitchy' who is supposed to make his/her entrance within the next week. Here is my boy card for 'Twitchy'.

Card Ingredients include:

Stamp: Starry Night Studio Cuddly GiraffeCopics:
Papers: Sugar & Spice Baby Boy paper pack, cardstock
Other: Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Spellbinders Heart Circles die, buttons, stars, twine, teddy charm, safety pin

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Feeling Sketchy #80 (Winner!)
Aud Sentiments #100: Bingo (I used 2 word sentiment, 3D items & something shiny)
Cardz 4 Guyz #6: CAS
Brown Sugar Challenge #82: Use a Charm

A Special Something

This weeks new challenge (starting tomorrow) over at Outlawz Saturday Paper a la Mode is all about Flowers! Its sponsored by Scrapbook Stamp Society who kindly donated some gorgeous images for the Design Team to have play with. As soon as I saw this little cutie holding her ladybug I thought instantly of my Dirt Girl Daughter.

Sherri Baldy Gardenia My Bestie TPE238

Card ingredients include:

Stamp: Sherri Baldy Gardenia (My Bestie) & Kaszazz sentiment
Copics: Skin: E50  E51  E21  R20
           Hair & Eyes: Y23  YR23  E35  B02  B
           Clothes: Y15  YR14  YR18  R05  R29  B21  B00  B000  B34  B95
           Shoes: E57  E59  E49
           Background: 0  B0000  YG01  YG13  YG17
Paper: Kaiser Craft Class of 87 Collection paper pack
Die: Spellbinders Floral Flourishes
Flower: Handmade using 3xLarge & 3xMedium Daisy: trimmed petals, edged & wet scrunched before layering.
Other: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, ribbon, Wink of Stella, wooden ladybugs

Sherri Baldy Gardenia My Bestie

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

The Pink Elephant #238: Sketch
ABC-Challenges: F is for Flowers
Shopping Our Stash #139: Embellish Me (make your own embellishment)
Sentimental Sundays #194: Pack a Punch
Fantastic Tuesdays #24: Happy & Bright
Stampin for the Weekend: Flower Power
4 Crafty Chicks #182: Things with Wings
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #77: Anything Goes

Friday, 21 February 2014

X Marks the Spot

I struggle with Clean & Simple (CAS) cards, I always tend to want to add more, but for this weeks challenge I tried the 'less is more' approach.


But as you will see... SURPRISE! I still had to add just that little bit more  :)


Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Kaszazz Pirates Rule & Mini Messages
Paper: Crafters Choice Cheeky Pirate paper pack
Other: Copic R29 & R05, sticker, Wink of Stella

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Welcome Little One

Well it has been a very exciting week. Not only has the Winter Olympics started in Sochi, but I have been requested & have agreed to join the Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge Design Team! Can I get a Woo Hoo?!!!

It's also been exciting this week as the first baby for the year has arrived out of the ever extending list of pregnant friends. A little boy arrived safety to a wonderful couple who've struggled for years trying to start a family, & I'm overjoyed for them both. This joy fold card is what I've put together for my first Design Team Challenge at Outlawz & this weeks theme is 'Anything Goes'.

Card Ingredients include:

Stamp: Bodil Scrappeverden
Copics: Bear: E55  E57  E59  R22
           Blanket: B0000  B00  B41
           Balloons: B000 B00  B01  B02  B04  B06  BG000  BG11  BG32
Papers: Grace Taylor
Other: Wink of Stella Glimmer, rhinestones, ribbon, Distress Ink Vintage Photo

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Twisted Tuesday #: Look! Up in the Sky!
Flat Friends #17: More than 1 fold
Crafty Card Makers #109: This is a Mans World
Card Makin Mamas #80: Make it Sparkle
Crafty Ribbon Challenge #76: Ribbons & Bows
Crafty Bloggers Network: All about Boys

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

You Are My Sunshine!

It's the season of love & I'm going for take #2 on a card for my wonderful Hubby. When I saw this cut-out sentiment I knew I had to use it on a card for him as it's the song he used to sing to me (all those moons ago when romance was a priority!)

Saturated Canary Canary Love 2TC69

Card ingredients include:

Stamp: Saturated Canary - Canary Love (digital)
Copics: Skin: E00  E21  E11  R20
           Hair: E35  E25  E27
           Clothes: R05  R24  R29  BG000  BG10  E50  E51  E53  BV000
           Dove: W0  W3  R05  R29
Papers: Kaiser Craft Sweet Pea, cardstock
Other: Kaiser Craft Sweet Pea cut outs, Spellbinders circular dies, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, buttons & Kindyglitz

Saturated Canary Canary Love

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Sketch and Stamp #193: Katrina's Sketch

Glitter n Sparkles #71: Valentines & add some red
Sentimental Sundays #193: Add sparkle, bling & buttons
Crafting for all Seasons #71: Show us some Romance
Cardz 4 Guyz #4: Truely, Madly, Deeply
The Pink Elephant #237: Valentines
Craftitude #58: Valentines
Fan-tastic Tuesday #22: Romance

Thursday, 6 February 2014


I'm getting into the mood of the season; Love. This card started off with the intention of going to my wonderful Hubby, however upon completion it may also be a nice wedding or engagement card too.


Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Kaszazz Circle of Life

Papers: Kaiser Craft Butterfly Kisses, ivory cardstock
Other: Distress Ink Vintage Photo, button, thread, Zing embossing powder in metallic teal & purple.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday Morning Sketches #235
Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge
Love to Scrap #23: Who loves ya, Baby!
Just Inspirational #: St Valentines/Love
Glitter n Sparkle #70: Buttons
Shopping Our Stash #: Love me tender
Crafting for all Seasons #70: Show us some romance
Little Red Wagon #223: Love
Simon Says Stamps: Have a heart
Stampin Royalty #213: All about love

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

I 'moustache' you a question?

I love the challenge of making male cards. This circle easel card has been made for my 'brides-man', a high school friend who is still a big part of my life.
CC Designs Spring Trevor Spring Bench

CC Designs Spring Trevor Spring Bench
Card ingredients include:

Stamps: CC Designs Spring Trevor & Spring Bench
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  R20  BV000
           Hair: E31  E35  E57
           Clothes: YG95  YG99  G99  B91  B95  B97
           Shoes: E25  E29  E49
           Bench: E31  E35  E57  E09
           Backgrounds: YG95  YG99  G99  B0000  0
Paper: Kaiser Craft Sears & Son
Embellishments: Kneehighs & Bowties bottle cap stickers, Kaiser Craft Sears & Son cut outs, Kaszazz music washi tape
Other: Spellbinders grand Circles die, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs for distressed edges

CC Designs Spring Trevor Spring Bench

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

     January 2014 Color Challenge
Sunday Sketch & Stamp #192
Cardz 4 Guyz #4: Spots & Stripes (Challenge Winner!)

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Fairy Wishes

I didn't have a subject for the followinung card so it was put together after gathering a few different challenges.

Kraftin Kimmie Clarabelle cQc #226

Card ingredients include:

Stamp: Kraftin' Kimmie Clarabelle
Copics: Skin: E00  E11  E21  R20  BV000
           Hair/Stripes: RV09  RV17  RV19
           Wings/Bodice/Stripes: RV000  RV11  RV32
           Background: B0000  0
Papers: Cardstock
Dies: Tim Holtz Rosette, Spellbinders Creative Book One & Floral Flourishes
Other: Washi tape (lace & stripes), White Opal Liquid Pearls, sequins, Wink of Stella

Kraftin Kimmie Clarabelle

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

cQc #226
Inky Chicks #21: Bingo I used the line lace, swirls, pearls