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!

Scrapbook Room Makeover

Easter is a great time to get things done around the house. 4 whole days to start and complete a project. Me, I like to wait until the last minute! Monday afternoon I walked into my craft room and decided that it was time for a make over. My craft room generally looks like this.....

I have no real storage space, lots of tins stacked everywhere and paper holders in crates. I pulled everything out of the craft room so it looked like this....

The plan was just to paint and put everything back in a more ordered way. Once all the painting was done I decided that new furniture would look so much better ;) So the next weekend we went shopping and found great furniture at the Warehouse. 

All this for $250 bargain! For something different we decided to film oursleves putting this all together. We used the GoPro time lapse feature, one photo every 10seconds.

You'll notice I disappear for a bit. The Grand Prix was on and was getting rather exciting. For anyone interested Mark Webber finished 4th.

So here it is, my new craft space, completed, all moved in all ready for some creating.