Friday, 29 June 2012

A Vintage Birthday

Hi everyone. The sun is out and it looks like it will be a great day today. The card I am sharing with you follows the sketch from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

I wanted to have a change again from my typical card designs and go for a more vintage feel. I also wanted it be masculine in appearance, a potential card for any male.

The bottom section of the card I really struggled with. I decided to use fish tail type banners to achieve this portion of the sketch.
I used a die cut from my paper pad to stamp a background. then distressed and inked some complimentary paper, also from the paper pad.


Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Fancy Phrases and Vintage Labels 18

Ink: Distress Ink Old Paper and Walnut Stain

Paper: Kaisercraft vanilla and Devonshire Collection 6" paper pad

Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities Romantic Rectangles, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags, Prima Flower, Kaisercraft mini paper bloom and pearls, string, Bow easy, Prima distressing tool.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Keep Calm

Hi everyone. The card I am sharing with you today is for the latest Shabby Tea Room challenge week #120 which has the theme 'Soft & Sweet'. The challenge requires you to that create a card or project inspired by the COLORS in the photo.

For the sweet theme, I used a cupcake on my card. I also wanted to use the 'Keep calm' popular at the moment.


Paper: DCWV pastel

Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities Fleur de Lis squares, Floral Ovals, classic squares small, classic ovals small, Kaisercraft mini paper bloom and pearl, Hooked on Craft flower, EK Success small daisy punch, lace, ribbon, Bow easy.

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Monday, 25 June 2012


Hi everyone. I am sharing a layout that I have just completed. I have been making so many cards lately that it was time to do some scrapbooking. I followed the "#1 June 2012 Saturday Sketch" from Kaisercraft.
I wanted to use to use this particular photo of my sister at a school retreat. I wanted it to be fresh feeling with lots of flowers. I selected papers from the English Rose Collection.

I used a rub on and an element from the paper pad to add my journaling.

I stamped and inked a chipboard hinge using a flourish stamp. I also inked the background paper with a pink ink, to add interest to the main elements of my page.

Some of the collectable die cut pieces from different collections co-ordinate beautifully. I managed to find some floral pieces from Sweet Nothings. I added a die cut  butterfly to both.

I like the edges to look worn. I distress and ink them to create that vintage look. Here I tore, rolled and added lace.


Paper: Kaisercraft English Rose

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Versa Color Umber, Versa Magic Pink Petunia and ColorBox Chalk Chestnut Roan

Stamp: Kaisercraft Flourishes

Other: Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings collectables, rub on Life, mini paper bloom fairy floss, Vivaldi blossom, Webster's Pages alpha stickers, liquid pearls petal pink and bisque, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Spellbinders Shapeabilities butterflies, Scrapmatts chipboard hinge, Gesso, lace, paper doily.

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Shabby Chic Tri Fold Card

Hi everyone! The card I am sharing with you is a tri fold card. I have always wanted to try one. After seeing the latest Waltzingmouse sketch, it was a perfect time to have a go.

I had downloaded some shabby chic papers, and some had a duck egg blue tone, a colour which I adore. After creating the card base, I added the background paper leaving a slight border. I used distress ink to ink the edges.

Here is a view of inside the card.....

I used the main background paper, added a stripe paper border then added some lace.

A close up of the front...

I used the Fancy Phrases stamp set to add my sentiment. I die cut two scrolls then finished my card front with a flower.


Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Fancy Phrases

Ink: ColorBox Chalk Rose Coral, Stampin' Up! Soft Suede, Distress Ink Old Paper

Paper: Kaisercraft Duck Egg, Grace Taylor Vintage Collection, Ink & Elm Cottage Rose Collection

Other: Sizzix Sizzlits scribbles swirls, Petaloo Flowers Canterbury Roses Teal, lace, ribbon, eyelets.

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Sunday, 17 June 2012

Enjoy Your Day

Hi everyone. The rain has finally stopped and the sun is shining! It truly is a wonderful day. I decided to join in and complete another challenge. The card I am sharing with you is the  JustRite Friday Challenge #075 - Color Challenge. For this challenge you need to create a card or project using the colors referenced in the inspiration photo or similar:

After going through my paper stash, I came across some Kaisercraft papers that fit the colour requirements. After playing around with a few things, I decided to stamp the background portion of the title with orange and the sentiment with brown...just to make it stand out.

I used foam tape to make each layer stand out.

I die cut two flourishes in an apricot cardstock. The details of the flourish are so fine that it really makes it easy for them to be dimensional...just add a small drop of glue and the flourish does the work itself! To finish the card, I added some flowers.


Stamps: JustRite Stampers Heart to Heart set

Ink: Distress ink Old Paper, Stampin' Up! Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede

Paper: Kaisercraft Devonshire Collection 6" paper pad and Vanilla cardstock and DCWV brights

Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 18 and Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags Two, Hooked on Craft flowers, Prima Flowers mini roses coral, Kaisercraft paper bloom sea breeze, Die-Namics fancy flourish, paper doily

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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Vintage Gem

Hi everyone. My latest card follows the latest Waltzingmouse sketch challenge.

I have been feeling that my mojo has gone lately....partly due to the fact I am exhausted and it is nearly the end of term.

My first card attempt felt good in theory, but ended up in the bin! My second attempt is the card that I am sharing with you. I really do like this colour combination and feel that this card is what I was aiming for. I wanted to depart from my usual pastel coloured creations and have a more vintage feel this time. Here is a close up...

It is nearly school holidays and hopefully my mojo will be back. Sleep, rest and time...can't wait!


Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Vintage labels 10 and Fancy Phrases

Ink: Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler, Versafine onyx black

Paper: Kaisercraft December 25th Faith, DCWV brights, Stampin' Up Real Red

Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities labels ten, Stampin' Up! real red ribbon, Bow Easy, die cut butterfly, Rosie's diamonte brad, Francheville Passionate rhinestone stickers.

Thanks for stopping by! 

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Saturday, 9 June 2012

Just a Thought Away...

Hi everyone! The card I am sharing with you is for the latest Shabby Tea Room challenge. The theme of 'Sweet Summertime' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration and Starr asks that you create a card or project inspired by the picture USING TEAL or AQUA, PINK and BROWN!

 How could I resist!!

I have a number of Webster's Pages collections as digital files. The beauty of that is I can simply print what I need AND you will never run out! For this card, the paper is from the Ladies and Gents Collection. The cups of tea featured on the paper are just perfect for this challenge.

I stamped this gorgeous labels stamp with Versamark then applied white embossing powder. I cut and embossed it along with a floral oval frame. I applied foam tape to each layer to add dimension.

I created a bow then added some flowers. I decided to make a trinket pin to add that final touch.


Paper: Webster's Pages Ladies and Gents, DCWV pastel

Stamp: JustRite Easter Blessings,  Stampin' Up Whimsical Words

Ink: Stampin' Up Soft Suede, Versamark

Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities classic ovals large and floral ovals, Spellbinders nested ovals medallion, Kaisercraft flower and pearl flourish, white embossing powder, Bow Easy, pink ribbon, trinket pin.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, 7 June 2012

Remember This Moment

Hi everyone. I am sharing another Digital Layout that I completed a few weeks ago.


Digital Supplies:  Carolyn Rose Kite 'Thinking Of You', Laitha's Designs 'Spring Wedding', Shabby Princess Runna Penn 'Express Yourself' download bonus, Laitha's Designs Precious Memories embellishments, Melany Violette Forever Memories freebie

Computer Software: Photoshop Elements 8

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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Happy '100 sketch challenge' to You!

Hello! The card I have just made is for the WMSC100- what an achievement!
I have completed several of the WMSCs and had to find the time to play along with their latest challenge.

Firstly, I used one of the labels 18 stamps and then added another layer by stamping the sentiment onto  another piece of cardstock. I used one of my favourite spellbinders dies to cut and emboss it. I added foam tape to each element to add dimension to each layer.

I crisscrossed some pink ribbon to add the side border. A flower, bow and a trinket pin were added to give it the girlie touch!


Stamps: Waltzingmouse Vintage labels 18 and Fancy Phrases

Ink: Colorbox Chalk Rose Coral

Paper: DCWV pastel, Nitwit Collections Thimbles'n'Threads

Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities labels 18, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags Two, Hooked On Craft trinket pin and flower, Kaisercraft pearl flourish, Bow Easy, lace, ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, 4 June 2012

Cool Wheels

Hi everyone. This is a digital layout that I have completed. I always find boy themed anything challenging. I really like the way this LO turned out. The papers and the elements were all from one kit. The alpha I used for 'wheels' originally was pink and glittery, but by using an fx in PSE, it became silver and chrome...great value!


Kit: Oh Boy Lindsay Jane, Wishing Star alpha Kim Hill
Software: PSE8

Thanks for stopping by!

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