A little news

Hello there!

Just a super quick post today sharing with you that I have once again bitten the bullet and re-joined Stampin’ Up!!

I first fell in love with the products back in 2007 (I think) and immediately upon seeing my very 1st catalogue I joined up as a demonstrator!!

I needed to replenish a few things recently – I seriously cannot go past SU cardstock for my cards – so took the plunge and signed up again!

I don’t know if it is good timing or not but the retirement list has just come out again so if there is something you are desperately after that is on the list make sure you jump on it cause once it’s gone, it’s gone for good!!

You can click here and see the retirement list in 2 categories – stamps and everything else and here if you wish to order – a simple, quick, easy way of ordering and it will get sent straight to your front door!!

So, that’s it for me for today, if you have any questions or anything please don’t hesitate to contact me either leaving a comment here on my blogpost or if you click the link to shop there is a link there to contact me as well 🙂

Happy scrapping!

Celebrate Us

Hi there!

I’ve just dropped in quickly to share the 1st of 3 12×12 pages I have done over the last week. 

I have been watching the very talented Irit on YouTube and she has set herself a challenge to use her stash by setting up some little bowls/containers with product she wants to use. I have been fairly vague/open about most of the bits in my little containers with things like: card stock base, silhouette title, gelatos, mists, plastic stamping, ephemera packs and die cuts. 

Here is the 1st product list I pulled out with the products I pulled to use. 

If you can’t read them all I pulled 12×12 LO, silhouette title, plastic stamping, heat embossing, PL cards, card stock base, veneer and gelatos. 

And this is what my finished LO looks like.
And some close ups
I have used part of the Maggie Holmes Flea Market Mini Kit as my starting point. Pulled ink colours, gelatos and a few embellies to go with that. The grey/silver in the background is a paper from the Simple Stories “The Story Of Us” range and I have cut out the middle to use on another LO. 

That’s it for me for today so thanks for taking the time to stop by and happy scrapping!!



Challenge 161 – Anything Goes with Tiddly Inks

Hi there!!

Another super quick share today! And yep, a few days late again!! Haha! This time I had to wait for hubby to deliver this card to his brother for his birthday so, hence the delay.

I just love an Anything Goes challenge!! So fun and I can do anything!! Woo hoo!!

Here is the card that I created using the Hello Pet digi stamp set – only the dragon.

I have used a Daffodil Delight cardstock base and I pulled out a bunch of scraps in black and white, layered them all up on the card base and then applied a very light coat of gesso just to tone it all back a bit and give it a bit of uniformity 🙂 It’s not very clear in the photo but I have used a dot stencil with the brushed pewter distress stain in some sections of the background. I then dyed some cheesecloth using a daffodil delight re-inker. While that dried I used some black water colour paint to splatter across the background, then pulled out these 2 tickets from my stash (they are Tim Holtz tickets), inked them with black archival ink and also around the card front. I attached the cheesecloth and then my coloured dragon with hot glue to give it some lift.

Here is a little close up

The copic colours I used are:
C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C10, 100 (black), Y02, R24, R29 and R59

Well, that’s if for me for today. Grab yourself your fave TI stamp and join in our challenge!!

Oh, one more thing before I go. The lovely Rhea over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends on Facebook is having a fun weekend in celebration of all things Tiddly Inks so head over and join in the fun!! There are lots of prizes up for grabs over the weekend and right now there is even a special $1 digi available!!

As always, thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by and an extra special thanks for the comments I receive. I read all of them and am honestly flattered by every single one, so thank you and happy crafting!!


Fab Friday with Tiddly Inks

Hi there!

A super quick share today (and a day late, oops!!) of my make for this weeks Tiddly Inks Fab Friday 🙂

I used one of the newer images “Magical Friendship” and had a heap of fun colouring this up, though it did take me ages as I have been unwell for the best part of the last month. I even did a background of clouds and am super happy with how they turned out!!

So, enough with the chatter and onto the good stuff 😉

I’m very sorry but I forgot to take note of the colours I have used though I do know that the mermaids hair is with BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18 and possibly BG49. And I think the clouds were using B000, B00, B01 and B02.

And just a little close up of these gorgeous characters! I have probably said it a hundred times before but I just adore Wryn, in all her forms!! She is so adorable!!

I have very simply stitched around the edge of the card front twice with some yellow thread and my sewing machine, mounted that onto some Pumpkin Pie card stock from Stampin’ Up with foam adhesive and then mounted that on Daffodil Delight card stock card base; also by Stampin’ Up (I adore this yellow!!).

So, that’s it for me for today!! I hope you like my make and thanks for stopping by!!

Happy Scrapping!

A Birthday Card with D-Lish Scraps Inspiration Board

Hi there! And sorry it has been so long since I blogged or shared anything!! I have been sick, my boys have been sick, my little guy is in a big bed and waking everyone up at stupid o’clock in the morning so trying to catch up with everything!! But I am here today to share a mixed media card that I made over the weekend for my Step-Dad for his 60th birthday!!

I saw this board with D-lish and just fell in love!! This is one of my most favourite colour combos EVER!!

Here is their board

And here is the card I created

I had lots of fun putting this together!

I started with a piece of water colour paper, applied a quick coat of gesso then grabbed my modelling paste and a Tim Holtz stencil. When that dried I got out my water colour paints and got to work on the background. It’s a bit hard to see in the photos but there is 2 different shades of yellow splatters in the background. Also, that arrow sticker has a bit of an ombre effect. Then I pulled out my “Clockworks” stamp set from SU and stamped away!

Once all the water colours were dried I grabbed out one of my sticker sheets from the use it or lose it box (funnily enough the same one I keep going for!!) which is where the black chalkboard sticker, the arrow sticker and the circle sticker all came from. Inked them all up in black ink to match the card front then found some scrap paper and cut around a tag, found a die cut which I coloured black with an ink pad, stamped the “birthday” and attached the “happy” with my tiny attacher.

I added some black and yellow thread for interest behind the sticker layers then used my hot glue gun to stick it all down. Oh, those little word stickers are from my stash, MME I think…..

And here is a close up of the details where the stickers are

So, as I mentioned I had a heap of fun making this little card and am entering it into the D-lish Scraps current Inspiration Board “Captured Moments”

Thanks for stopping by and I really, really hope to back soon with some more creations! I am having withdrawals!! haha!

Happy scrapping!!

March with Dusty Attic

Hi there!!

This post is a wee bit special, it is number 100!! Wow! I’m impressed with myself for getting 100 posts done! AND there are even a couple in draft format!! So, I am celebrating just a little!!

Today I am here to share with you my projects for March for Dusty Attic! I have 3 to share today, a PL “end” page, an 8″ x 10″ canvas gift and a mini holiday PL spread! I hope you enjoy and I will warn you, there are a few photos!!

Here is my 1st layout for the month

As the “title” of the page suggests this is our final page for our 2014 Project Life album. Pretty simple but that was how we spent New Year’s Eve and I thought a simple, yet effective “end” to the album fitted perfectly!

My little family and I headed away from home on the 27th December for a much needed mini holiday in the beautiful Margaret River, approx 4 hours from home. Wine, cheese, the beach and a beautiful little “home” for the 6 days we were away. We spent NYE in our little cabin. The boys went to bed around their normal bedtime and hubby and I enjoyed a local bottle of rose along with some local cheese and crackers. This photo was taken from our porch while we enjoyed the quiet and each others company.

A close up on the embellies on the title card – an arrow from Heart Arrows #1 and numbers from Mini Number Set that I have spritzed with pink and mustard colour shine by Heidi Swapp. After that was all dried I did a little bit of stamping with a watermelon colour inkpad. Somehow that “permanent” ink didn’t stay where it was put when I applied the clear varish but I am happy with the effect it has given! I stuck those pieces down to the 6″ x 4″ transparency and added 3 sequins and voila, a closing page for our 2014 album!

Oh, and if you love the idea of big photos in your PL I highly recommend popping over here to see the tutorial that I used to learn how to crop my pics in PSE the quick and easy (and cheap!!) way!!  

Onto my 2nd project for the month!

This is an 8″ x 10″ canvas that I created for a family friend that I have known since childhood. After all we grew up next door to each other!!

As usual I used my copics to colour up this gorgeous stamp “You and Me” from Tiddly Inks. This is the 2nd time I have coloured up this cute couple and I had a heap of fun testing out all my “new found” colouring skills!

I have used the “no lines” technique here and the colours I used are as follows
Skin tones on both: E000, E00, E21, E11 and E04 R20 for blush
Hair: E21, E25 and E29
Dress: C0, C1, C3 and C5 Also I have used the clear wink of stellar marker all over the dress
Hair: E71, E73, E75 and E79
Suit: W1 W3, W5, W7, W9
Shoes: C3, C5, C7, C9 and a white molotow marker

A close up of the chippy I used. String of Hearts Frame Set and again the Mini ABC Set Uppercase. I originally had all the chippy sprayed with the seafoam colour shine spray but it all blended a bit too much together so I sprayed straight over the top of the alphas with the primrose colour. I was so impressed by how well the chippy pieces took the extra layer of colour and am very happy with how they turned out!

And a few close ups!! A heap of the flowers have come from D-lish Scraps and some others are from my stash that I had thought I would never use!!

I had so much fun stepping out of my comfort zone for this project and super happy how it turned out! Even better, the bride loved it!! Winning!!

Onto my last project for this month. Another spread in our PL album. Again this is still our 2014 album (yep, I did the end page before the album was completed!!) and I have used a “panoramic” page protector design in Design A which looks something like this. 

I have photographed my spread all the way open, both front and back but as you can see, the right side (when looking at the front!) folds back over so it fits perfectly into a standard 12″ x 12″ album!

That is both the front and back of the page. As you can probably work out I have documented the 2014 part of our mini holiday. We returned home on 2nd January 2015 and the few photos from those days are included in our 2015 album.

I used a disk from Word Disks #1 which I have coloured with citron colour shine spray and then coated with clear varnish. Which I have done with all the pieces on this spread.

On this card I have used the citron and teal colour shines together for an ombre greeny to teal colour. I have used Mini Words #1, again the Mini ABC Set and the Teeny Tiny ABC Set.

Here I have used the Mini Mason Jars which I painted white and coloured the lid silver with a silver sharpie marker. I then cut out the glass shape from vellum to give the “right” sort of look to the glass. Used my Copic multi liner to add in the lines, added the enamel heart sticker and stuck it to my card. No varnish here 😉

The cheeky from Word Pack #6 which again I have used both the citron and teal colour shines on.

One of my favourite things about PL is I can just run with the photos I have. Yep, my big little guy has his eyes closed but that is ok. That is how it happened. The lighting is pretty terrible but again, we were in a cave so yep, that’s how it happened! I have used the word memories from the Mini Words #1 pack and again, citron and teal colour shined!

Here I have used an arrow from the Love This, Love That Arrows pack and yep, you guessed it teal and citron colour shine again.

A pebble from the Page Pebbles #8 set. Colour shine, yep! Then I again used my copic multi liner to trace the words again to make them pop and then varnish over the top of the whole thing.

Last but not least another word from the Mini Words #1 pack, colour shined and varnished!

Make sure you head over to the Dusty blog and have a play with this months inspiration board for your chance at a $100 voucher to the store!! 

As always, thank you for stopping by and happy scrapping!! 



Make a Wish Dreamy Dragon

Hello there my lovely followers!

Just thought I was well over due for a share so today I am sharing with you a card I made a little while ago for a very good friend of mine for her birthday.

I used a gorgeous stamp from Whimsy and it is called Dreamy Dragon.

I coloured the image 1st and then matched the colours with card stock etc that I had here at home so I don’t actually have any details for you except that I KNOW for sure that the pink ink I have used for the sentiment and the pink marker for the doodling is Melon Mambo from Stampin Up!

Without further ado here is the little cutie (if I do say so myself!!)

You can see much better in the close up that I have also done a stippled background around him. This was my very 1st attempt at stippling and I think I did a pretty reasonable job!!

I’m pretty sure that my friend not only got a little surprise with the arrival of this little guy but actually loved him!!

Thanks for stopping by to say hi and feel free to leave me some love 🙂


Fairy Card

Today I am here to share with you my latest creation for Angie Delarie 🙂

She has drawn up some cute little fairies that we got to play with and here is what I did with Fairy 3 🙂 These lil cuties can be purchased here.

I coloured her up with copics and here are the colours I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11 and R20
Hair: E11, E15, E17 and E19
Heart: RV02, RV04, RV06 and RV09
Green: YG61 and YG67
Yellow: Y11, Y13 and Y15
Orange: YR000, YR02 and YR04

I used Stampin” Up cardstock and papers and some cute little flowers I found in my stash along with some MME twine and a sticker from My Little Yellow Bicycle “Hello Spring” collection.

And just a couple of close ups of this cute little fairy 🙂 

I don’t know if you have noticed but I think my colouring has improved a heap and would like to give full credit to Alyce over at Kit and Clowder!! She colours her images in such an amazing way and I am totally in love with everything she does!! And she has the best video tutorials!!

I’m also sharing a sneaky peek of a wedding card I worked on earlier in the week – a sneak peek cause the wedding is tomorrow and I want the bride and groom to see it before sharing it in full 🙂

Well Happy Thursday to all of you my lovely blog readers and I hope to back early next week with some more completed Project Life pages 🙂

A new baby Niece

Well, this week brought us an adorable little surprise in the form an early arrival of our new niece, Ambria. Born 4 weeks early she is 6lb 3oz and was just ready to meet the world!! 

Of course, a new baby means a new baby card! I love, love, love my copics and absolutely adore the digi images over at Saturated Canary and have been so so so looking forward to using this particular image, especially in girl colours!!

Those of you that know me know I generally do not do purple but I just thought it worked so off I went!! The tickets and the ticket punch are Stampin Up products – I also used Stampin Up ink to stamp these and the Stampin Write markers to jot the date onto the ticket. (Melon Mambo and Perfect Plum)

I just adore this stamp – it so cute and can be suitable for boy babies or girl babies!! As I said, I used my copics to colour and here are the colours I used:

Hair and eyes: E30, E31, E25 and E27
Skin and lips: E000, E00, E11, R20 and E04
Onsie and wings: R81, R83, R85, BV000, BV00, BV02, E50, E51 and E53

And here is the finished card – I have used some left over Kaiser paper and some retired In Colour cardstock from Stampin Up! and the sentiment is from Stampin Up’s “Sweet Essentials” stamp set.

As always, thanks for stopping by 🙂