Monday, November 20, 2017

Challenge #131 Reminder Post

Greetings everyone!  This is your inspiration piece and reminder post for the Lets Craft and Create challenge #131 Anything goes with an option of Fall colours or Thankful.

I've had a lot to be thankful lately - most recently my parents travelled a long distance to come and watch my daughter (7) perform on stage for her school.  She had a small solo part in one of my mums favourite songs.  Mum hasn't been well and much to her disgust is in a wheelchair if she wants to go anywhere, so we were all very thankful that she could make it down with Dad.

Mum's always been a fan of my art and craft and I have so many fond memories as kids 'rescuing' hedgehogs and attempting to keep them as pets, that I knew I had to include one on my project.



Using some texture paste and stencil I added some roses to the background.  Added some splashes of yellow and orange, allowing some of these to soak into the texture paste.
Next I started layering.  I fussy cut the flowers out of a piece of Teresa Collins paper that I had, adding some gold liquid pearls to the center of one the small flowers, mounting this on some foam tape.
Next I added my hedgehog and sentiment.

Supplies used to create this card
White Cardstock
Teresa Collins -Life perfect paper
Texture paste
Kaiserkraft Love Quarters Stencil
Mister Hueys Sprays
MFT Happy Hedgehogs
Black Card
Gold Embossing Powder

Hope you like my inspiration piece and I look forward to seeing your creations!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Do-Al(1) Creatives newest DT Member

It's been a while since I have been on two design teams....and it may seem a bit crazy to take on something new so close to Christmas but, I have agreed to be a part of the Do-Al(1) Creatives design team.  Follow the link and check out their great monthly challenges!

This months challenge #11 Christmas preparations theme





Christmas preparations in my house most definitely include a bit of home baking.
This digi stamp has been provided by digital delights.

I look forward to see what you all create and share!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Challenge #130 - Witchy

Halloween is a relatively newly celebrated tradition here in New Zealand, one that has been steadily growing in popularity over the last couple of years.  So while my kids are young and enthusiastic about dressing up I thought I must capture these days!  I started a mini album to keep a record of the kids costumes and any other special halloween activities that we may get up to - one of these pages is my inspiration piece for Challenge #130 over at Let's Craft and Create


I've tried to keep this page clean and simple by only using a few select embellishments.
I've used a wide variety of products though - using all sorts of ranges from my stash!

Album - October Afternoon
Twine
Tim Holtz - idea-ology ephemera pack
My Favourite Things - Which way is the candy stamp set (Clouds)
Studio Calico stars
Flair
Stella of wink

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Welcome to the world

Welcome to the world baby was my take on this months theme of 'Child's play' over at Let's Craft and Create (Challenge #129).  I created a personalized baby card using an older Kaisercraft range called 'Little One'.  I love the colours in this range and the cute Owls and elephants help too!

To add a bit more 'play' to the card I made it into a shaker card, with the stamped sentiment in the center of the card.



Supplies Used

14cm X 14cm pearlised card base
13 X 13cm Black cardstock
Kaisercraft 'Little one' cardstock
Kaisercraft 'Little one' embelishments
Stitched circle die
Clear plastic sheet
White Pen
White & pink beads
Foam tape
Double sided tape.


Happy Crafting everyone!



Saturday, August 5, 2017

Hey Dude!

I'm back again with a new challenge post ....a little earlier than usual this time.  This month I join team 1 for Challenge #128 at Let's Craft and Create.  The theme for this months challenge is 'Hey Dude' - so I looked to my 10yr old dude at home for a bit of inspiration.  Here's what I came up with.
Hey Dude


So Mr 10 is very much into his playstation games at the moment, and I hadn't really connected this before but he is a red head too or as he says 'It's not Red it's Orange!'......I have a feeling that may have even inspired the colour scheme a little bit.

I have used an old Kaisercraft collection called Rewind for the bulk of these cards, which includes papers, rub ons and the stamp set.  The controller embellishment however is from a Simple Stories sticker sheet.  I have stuck the sticker to a scrap piece of cardstock and then cut around it and mounted it to give a bit of depth.

I hope I've helped to inspire you a little bit too - join in the fun and accept the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by.




Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Red, White and Blue........

Red, White and Blue is what it's all about for me in this months Challenge Reminder post!
Yes you read that right this is the reminder post - which is letting you know that you are running out of time to enter the Let's Craft and Create Challenge #127.

The theme for this months challenge is 'Just Beachey' &/or Red, White and Blue......as I'd done Miss Mermaid Miranda for the previous challenge I decided to stick with the Red, White and Blue theme.  And here is what I came up with........


I created some depth by using a die cut in the center of my card and mounting that onto some thin chipboard. I then layered red patterned paper behind it and added a further blue star using foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to seeing what you create!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Die effects - Mermaid Miranda

Hey Everyone!
I'm back today with a wee tutorial.  Every now and again I get asked to make specific themed cards and you guessed it...this time I was asked to create a Mermaid card for a little girls birthday.  I created a few different kinds but this one was by far my favourite.
Introducing Mermaid Miranda!

I created the background effect by die cutting one bubble set from standard white cardstock and a second from the background paper.  I then mounted these onto a card base.

From here we start adding the layers.  Using some tacky glue I've added a bit of muslin cloth, scrunching it up for some texture.
I thought it needed something else to lift it a bit so added some bling dots around and slightly underneath the cloth too.

Now add you mermaid and sentiment and you're done!

Wishing you a fabulous day!