Friday, 5 April 2013

Welcome Little One

I love colour challenges! This card  was made for this weeks "Something Blue" challenge at Totally Gorjuss

I can't remember where the paper comes from I found it in my ever growing stash lol. The chipboard is from K&Company and has been painted with Kaiser Craft turquoise paint then misted with perfect pearls. I discovered Perfect Pearls at a craft show, really should stop going to those things they cost me a fortune! 

You put a bit of the perfect pearls in a mini mister with some water then spritz it over your work. I even put some on the flowers. Beautiful shimmery loveliness lol.

The stamp I used is from Hero Arts and was coloured with copics. I stamped and coloured 2 images then cut out the wheels and cover and used pop dots to add them to the original image for a 3-D effect. Copic colours used:
B12, B00, B21, BG0000, BG10, BG15 and W0

The other embellishments I've used are rub ons from Making Memories and Delish, Paper doilies from a local craft store and flowers I bought from the markets. 

Hoping one of the girls at work has her baby soon and if its a boy I'm all prepared!

I am entering this card in the following challenge; 

Thanks for stoping by

Monday, 1 April 2013

True Friendship Needs No Words

It's been so long since I made any cards but a recent trip to Melbourne and the Kaiser Craft shop at Chadstone have re-ignited my creative side :) 

For inspiration I looked to the many challenge blogs around and discovered the All Sorts Challange Blog has a vintage themed week. When I think vintage I see lace, doilies, cloth flowers and muted colours. 

So here is my attempt at a Vintage themed card.

The papers are from the Kaiser Craft 6 1/2" Paper Pad Blae & Ivy. The Rub ons are from Kaiser Craft Pennyroyale Collection. The metal accents are from Printblocks. 

The lace is from my stash an probably purchased from an op-shop in Strathpine somewhere. The gorgeous material flower is actually a brooch and from a cute little shop at the North Pine County Markets. 

The stamp is from Molly Blooms and part of a their Christmas 2012 kit. Isn't she sweet. She is coloured with Copics. Considering I haven't used these in such a long time I am pretty happen with how this turned out. 

Hair: E13, E33, E37
Skin: E50, E51, E53
Shirt: BV23, V17
Smock: G21, G24, YG17, G09, E13
Boots: E11, E33
Heart: E04, RV34, R29
Wings: T1 and Clear Spica

Just one more shot of that beautiful flower, I love that the material looks so much like delicate petals. 
I think I might have to make another trip to the markets for more of these!

I am entering this card in the following challenge - 

Thanks for stopping by 

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Together just you and me

 Firstly I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who have left me messages. It's always lovely to receive compliments on your work. 

I just love this Simply Gorjuss stamp. I have coloured her in so many different combinations and this week its all shades of grey for Challenge #33 Monochromatic at Diva's by Design. The number 3 is my luck number so that should make this entry double lucky ;D

I didn't realise how many black/grey papers I had floating about in my stash! The papers I have used for this card are Scoops Black by Top Line Creations, All Fall by Nancie Rowe-Janitz for Fancy Pants Designs and AcidWashed Griffin by Basic Grey. I have also used a Maya Road Office Shear. 

I didn't have any black/grey flowers so I used my Copics to colour white flowers. I also used my Copics to colour the heart pin and pearls. The ribbon is from one of my local scrapping stores. I am almost out of this and can't remember which store I found it at! The rub on is from a $2 shop. 

My Simply Gorjuss stamp "Waiting" was coloured with Copics C1, C3, C5, C7 and C9. I used E50, E53 and R20 for her face. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

I am entering this card in the following challenge; 

Diva's by Design - Challenge #33 Monochromatic

Friday, 4 May 2012

We're "Mint Tea" be together

This week I discovered the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog. This weeks Challenge is Anything Goes with an optional Tea theme. I have so many House Mouse stamps and one of my favourites We're "Mint Tea" be together is just perfect for this challenge. 

All papers and embellishments are from my scrap pile this week. The ink I have used to distress my papers is Stampin Spot Sage Shadow from Stampin' Up. 

Such cute little mice! The ladybug is a brad from Around The Block. I got a bit adventurous and even pulled out the sewing machine for this card. Think I need a bit more practice. Does anyone else have a sewing machine that is only ever used for paper!

I have coloured this image with copics
Mice: E50, E53, E11, E13, E15, R20
Tea Pot: BG10, BG18, BG72, BG75

I am entering this card in the following challenge;

House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog - Anything Goes Challenge HMFMC118    

Friday, 27 April 2012

...spoil yourself

It's a rainy weekend in Brisbane, just perfect for locking myself away in the craft room and creating. 
Today I created a card to enter on the Colour Create Challenge Blog. The colours to use are Rose Pink, Kraft and White. A real challenge for me as I don't generally create with pink.

I was surprised to find so much pink in my stash! Let the creating begin...

The first stamp I ever bought was a Penny Black stamp and they are still one of my favourites. This one is part of an acrylic stamp set. Much cheaper than the wood mounted and easier to store. Well they take less space which means I can buy more ;) The "bubbles" are Champagne pearls from Kaiser.

This image is coloured with the following Copics; 
Cat - E11, E13, E50, E53
Mouse: E11, E50, E53
Bath: R20, RV21, RV32
Bowl: R20, RV21, RV32, RV34
Champagne/Bubbles: E02

The sentiment is from the same Penny Black set and the flowers were bought at a local market. One of the stall holders was cleaning out her craft supplies. I got around 100 flowers like these for $8. I like bargains. 

The finished product. Sorry about the photo quality the light is bad today. The pink and white patterned paper is old paper from Top Line Creations and the paper covering the K&Company naked chipboard tag is from the Prima Marketing 6x6 Melody Collection. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges - 

Colour Create Challenge Blog - Challenge #95 Rose Pink, Kraft and White

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

"Mei Li"

New stamps make me happy...

These cute stamps are from Sister Stamps. I had to use real restraint when buying these... so hard to stop at just four, I want them all hehehehehehe.

I bought some really pretty papers when I was in Tokyo earlier this year that is going to match these stamps perfectly. I may have to make a return trip to get some more. 

awww how cute... Kawaii! 
I can'r remember where I got this coin, I think its been laying around in my embellishment collection for a couple of years. 

Mei Li is coloured with Copics
Hair: C3, C5, C7, C9
Clothes: B93, B95, B97
Lantern/Flowers: Y21, Y35, Y38
Skin: E50, E52, E53, R20

Thanks for dropping by. 

I am entering this card in the following challenge
Love to Create Challenge - Challenge #12 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Tilda Sending Love Letters

Tilda Sending Love Letters is my favourite Magnolia Ink stamp so far and just perfect for a special Birthday Card. My friend Linda is celebrating her 50th Birthday this weekend so this is for her. 

Normally I colour my image first then create my card. However I've decided to make my card first this time. I still pull everything out of my stash and have it all around me while creating though! 

My finished card and I love it.  
Papers are from the Jackson Lodge Collection by Collage Press.  Pearls are "Chino" from Kaiser crafts and I used a Die-Namics die. I am in love with this die at the moment.... think I need to add a few more to my collection!

Flowers were bought from the fabulous Julie at Creations in Paper.

Tilda was coloured with Copics
Hair: E11, E13, E33, E37
Dress/Socks: B00, B12, B21
Flower: Y21, Y38, Y35, G21, YG17
Skin: E50, E51, E53, R20

My first creation in my newly made over craft room. Hope Linda likes this as much as I do!
Thanks for dropping by. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges - 
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 160 - Anything Goes!