Saturday, 28 July 2012

Pretty In Pink

Hello everyone. I was extremely excited by the current challenge from The Shabby Tea Room. You are required to create a card or project inspired by the COLORS IN THE PHOTO and INCLUDE A FLOWER! Pink, type of card!

At the moment I am drawn to incorporating vintage pictures into my cards. I found this image from the internet and I just liked it immediately.

My papers were based upon this image. I used some Spellbinder edgeabilities dies to frame my card front. I inked the edges to create a vintage feel. Added some pearls, lace and of course some flowers. I inked my seam binding to compliment the papers and added a flourish to finish it off.


Paper:  Prima Fairy Belle Collection 6: paper stack, Kaisercraft cardstock

Ink: Distress Ink Walnut Stain and Tattered Rose reinker

Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities classic ovals large, Spellbinders Edgeabilities classic scallop, Die-namics fancy flourish, Kaisercraft paper blooms and pearls, seam binding, lace and  leaves.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

A Little Bit of Frippery

Hello everyone. I have a new card to share with you. I recently purchased some new stamp sets from Waltzingmouse Stamps and am very excited to be able to use them in the current challenge.

The set that I used is the Florentine Frippery set. I used the label and the border stamp in my card. Again with my trusty Spellbinder dies, I added some layers which hopefully complement the design of the stamps.

Supplies used:

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Florentine Frippery

Ink: Stampin' Up! Marina Mist

Paper: Prima Fairy Belle 6" paper stck, Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla and Marina Mist cardstock

Other: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Parisian Accents, Spellbinders Nestabilities Fleur de Lis rectangles and grand squares, Kaisercraft mini paper blooms and pearls, Hooked on Craft flowers and trinket pin, seam binding.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, 19 July 2012

My Dear

Hello everyone. What a busy week one has been. It is amazing how quickly the holidays pass and how the work load grows at an astronomical rate! I have been hesitant to use my Pion papers, as I love them so much and feel apprehensive that I may do more harm than good with my creations. But I took the plunge and used them to create my card.

My card follows this weeks sketch from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I used papers from Pion Designs, which coordinate beautifully together. I distressed and inked the edges of most of my layers. Here are some close ups...


Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Vintage Lables 18 and Cameo To Go

Ink: Distress Ink Old Paper and Stampin' Up! Soft Suede

Paper: Pion Designs Studio of Memories and Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla cardstock

Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities labels 18, Martha Stewart doily lace punch, Nostalgia florals, Hooked on Craft flowers, seam binding. Bow Easy and lace.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, 15 July 2012

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Quilt

Hello everyone. It's complete! I pieced this quilt last school holidays and then sent it away to be professionally quilted by Michelle Hawley. It's been in a bag for a term until this week when I had some time to complete the binding. I just love it!

Eric Carle has been a favourite of mine for such a long time. I hold dear memories of his stories and his art in both  professional and personal levels. I was fortunate that Michelle who quilted my quilt had a quilting pattern that was perfect. It's of butterflies and caterpillars. If you look closely at some of the photos, you should see the design.

Here are some close ups....

And here is a photo of the entire quilt...

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, 13 July 2012

Thanks To You

Hello again. I have another card to share with you which follows the latest sketch from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

For this sketch, I die cut two Spellbinders Fleur de Lis squares to create a rectangular frame. I then attached them together and set my lace on top. I die cut the centre portion of the frame with a square nestability die as I wanted to reveal the background paper. It was a little difficult to see some of the frame so I added some pearls. For something a bit different, I fussy cut some flowers from the left over paper. It's been a while since I created a card that wasn't bulky from the embellishments!


Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Vintage Labels 10 and Fancy Phrases
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Rose Coral

Paper: Nitwit Collection Thimbles 'n' Threads

Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities Fleur de Lis squares, classic sqaures small, labels ten, Spellbinders Shapeabilities fancy tags two, Kaisercraft pearls, lace.

Thanks for all the kind comments you leave. I truly enjoy reading them!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Exciting News....

Hi everyone! Today has just been the best day. The sun is out and it's not cold. While browsing the craft magazines at a local newsagency, I came across the Australian Scrapbooking Memories magazine. I am delighted to say that I am first time published! I have two projects in the magazine, a Beyond the Page project(p. 68) and a digi scrap layout (p. 32).

This year I have achieved two of my goals, to start a craft blog (tick) and to get published (tick). My next goal is to gain more experience and hopefully one day be on a design team for someone.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Just Because

Hello friends. Today the weather has turned, the sun replaced by rain but my creativity is not dampened! I had a look at the latest challenge from The Shabby Tea Room and felt motivated to participate.

This week the theme is 'Elegance & Lace' and you are required to create a card or project inspired by the photo USING WHITE/CREAM, KRAFT, PINK and LACE!

I have seen some beautiful vintage images of people in various stores in Etsy and knew that incorporating such an image would be perfect.

 I added a number of flowers but my favourite is the flower with the glittery centre, I think it adds some elegance to the card.

Here are some other close ups...

I really enjoyed creating this card....just love the shabby chic style!


Paper: Glitz 6" paper pack Pretty In Pink, DCWV pastel, Kaisercraft vanilla cardstock

Stamp: JustRite Stampers You're So Sweet set

Ink: Distress Ink Walnut Stain and Antique Linen

Image: The Old Design Shop Harrison Fisher Girl Vintage Image Victorian Lady in Pink Dress

Other: Spellbinders nestabilities standard circles large, classic ovals large, floral ovals, Hooked on Craft flowers, Ruby Rock-It nostalgia florals, lace

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, 9 July 2012

Play Time

Hello everyone. I'm back today with a layout that is part of an album I have been creating for my sister. This is the last of the scrapbooking pages, the remainder will be digitally created.


Paper: My Minds Eye Follw Your Heart
Ink: Colorbox Chalk

Other: Fiskars punch, Martha Stewart punch Cherish, Scrapmatts chipboard flourishes, 2Craft chipbaord frame, Gesso, Websters Pages alpha stickers, Prima flowers, Hooked on craft flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, 8 July 2012

Merci Beaucoup!

Hello everyone! Today the weather is amazing, which has motivated me to become more active. Whilst creating this card, I have also been popping outside to my backyard soaking up the sun while I can. The card I am sharing with you is for the JustRite Friday Challenge #076 - "Stars & Stripes".  For this challenge, it's all about "Stars & Stripes" - create a project with stripes and use at least one star

For each challenge I complete, I try to do something a little different so as to add to my skill base. I wanted to make a z-fold card.

For my star, I wanted it to be dimensional. I punched three stars, folded them in half and attached a glue dot to adhere them together and also to my stamped label.

I used a sentiment from the stamp set, added foam tape to add dimension as well as some pearls to complete the card.


Paper: Kaisercraft Magnolia Grove 6 1/2" paper pad, Stampin' Up! cardstock

Stamps: JustRite Stampers Fleur de Lis labels Twenty

Ink: Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler

Other: Spellbinders nestabilities labels twenty, JustRite nested frame die, Kaisercraft pearls, seam binding, star punch.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, 5 July 2012


Hello! A friend of mine recently gave birth to a baby girl and I thought that the WMSC 104 would be a great sketch to follow to create a card.

I have recently purchased a fence die and I wanted to use it on my card. It is very delicate and after a few attempts I managed to successfully cut it on my Grand Calibur. I added flowers and leaves to it, to create a mini rose garden. I also layered a stamp that I had of a pram, which I think is very sweet!

Next, I stamped my sentiment and border using my Waltzingmouse stamps.

Another view of my card....


Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Fancy Phrases and Vintage Labels Ten, Fiskars Easy Stamp Press Baby

Ink: Stampin' Up! Basic Black, ColorBox Chalk Rose Coral

Paper: Grant Archival, Kaisercraft musk

Other: Spellbinders nestabilities classic rectangles large, classic scalloped rectangles large, classic rectangles small and labels ten, Memory Box Estate Fence, Hooked on Craft flowers, lace, ribbon, Bow Easy

Thanks for stopping by!

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