Monday, 28 January 2013

Best Friends Forever

Hello everyone. I am sharing with you a card that I have made using JustRite stamps. The latest challenge from JustRite Stampers is 'Anything Goes.' You are asked to create something with one of your FAVORITE stamp set(s) and tell us WHY it is your favorite.

I have slowly been building a collection of JustRite stamps and am really drawn to their versatililty in being able to combine different sets within a project. I also like the fact that they are compatible with Spellbinders dies. I love shabby chic/vintage designs and JustRite have so many sets that offer the possibility to create such cards/projects. To decide which set/s was my favourite was difficult. After having a look at my cards, I looked at what stamp sets I have used a lot in my cards and I discovered that it was in fact was the Vintage Ovals Labels and Heart to Heart sets. You can combine the older sets with the newer sets so easily.


Stamp: JustRite Stampers Heart to Heart set and Vintage Ovals Labels

Ink: Stampin' Up! baja brezze, Versfine onyx black

Paper: Kaisercraft Le Chateau Collection

Other: Spellbinders nestabilities labels thirteen and classic ovals large, Zva Creative pearls, Kaisercraft paper bloom, Stampin' Up! baja breeze seam binding, Hooked on Craft trinket pin, lace.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Dress Form Card

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing with you a card that I have created for The Shabby Tea Room. The theme for the week is "Cute as a Button." You are asked to create a card/project inspired from the pic and to include buttons.

One thing I love the most when creating my cards is the planning process. I look for techniques to try and elements that hold possibilities. My ideas for this card changed so many was I going to use buttons???

I decided to follow a sewing theme to incorporate the buttons. I wanted a vintage feel to my card and I also wanted to use texture, so I decided to use a dress form.

I used a printable dress form template which I purchased from a Cherry On Top. I traced it onto some kraft cardstock. The template also offers the form as well as the stand. I inked the stand with walnut stain and then applied a crackle medium. While this was drying I decorated the form. I used picket fence distress stain and swiped it randomly over it. I then used a swirl stamp and also a script stamp to decorate. I then inked the edges. I cut a strip of cheese cloth and glued it onto the form. I tied a bow using crinkle ribbon and scrunched it up and completely wet it. I used a heat tool to dry it, to create a ruffled effect. To finish it off, I added some flowers.

Here are some close ups .....


Paper: Digital Paper by Janet

Stamp: Bobunny Midnight Frost, JustRite Stampers Elegant frames

Ink: Distress stain walnut stain and picket fence, Versafine vintage sepia

Other: Spellbinders antique frame and accents, Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon, Kaisercraft mini paper blooms, Green Tara flowers, Stampin' Up! linen thread, cheese cloth, bottons.

I hope that you'll give this a try!

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Happiest Birthday

Hello everyone! I just love Pion Design papers and today the card I am sharing with you uses papers from the For Mother collection. When I first bought some Pion papers, I didn't want to touch them as I was scared I would mess up and that would be that. I have over come this and just love the Shabby Chic/Vintage feel that they have. For the design of my card I have followed a sketch from Cardabilities.

I had bought a stamp set from Stampin' Up last year called Apothecary and decided it was time that it was used. I stamped my image onto some watercolour paper coloured it in using my Stampin' Up! markers and blender pen. I inked up a blending tool with distress ink and went around the edges of the image. Using the SU framelit, I ran the image through my Grand Calibur. I selected on of the sentiments and created fishtail banners, to compliment the other fishtails in the sketch.

I added some doilies, flowers and some pearls to finish my card.


Paper: Pion Design For Mother

Stamp: Stampin' Up! Apothecary Art

Ink: Stampin' Up! markers, distress ink antique linen, Stazon jet black

Other: Stampin' Up! framelits labels collection and very vanilla seam binding, Spellbinders twisted metal tags and accents, Kaisercraft pearls, Green Tara flowers, Distrezz it all, Prima distressing tool, doily.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, 21 January 2013

Just Pretty

Hello everyone! I am back with another card as GD with The Shabby Tea Room. This weeks theme is 'Just Pretty". For this challenge, you are asked to design a card/project inspired by the colours in the pic with stripes and flower.

What a pretty inspiration picture! This week, I wanted to create a shaped card. I love Spellbinders dies and have seen some cards that have used the dies to create beautifully detailed card bases.

To start my card I selected the largest Spellbinders romantic rectangles die. I folded a piece of cardstock in half. I placed the die with the top of the die just passing above the crease of the card base. I ran it through the grand calibur a few times. I die cut the same die again. This was then glued onto top the card base so that now you have a completed design.
I didn't use any ribbon on this card, instead I used a string of pearls and some cheese cloth.


Paper: Nitwit Collections Thimbles'n'threads, Stampin' Up! very vanilla

Stamp: JustRite Stanmpers Vintage Rose Medallions

Ink: Versa Magic pink petunia, Versfine vintage sepia

Other: Spellbinders nestabilities lacey ovals, classic ovals large, romantic rectangles, Memory Box madera corner, Prima flowers, Kaisercraft rhinestone strips, Vivaldi pearl circle with leaf branch, Fiskars 1.5" tag punch, cheese cloth, pearl string

I hope that you'll give this a try!

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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Nature Garden

Hello everyone! I've had a fabulous weekend catching up with family and of my last chances before school goes back (time really flies). My sister gave me some goodies...some gorgeous Prima papers. I was really touched that she researched what I would like...checking my blog as well as Etsy and she came up with some really beautiful collections. In todays card, I have used papers from the Nature Garden Collection which is absolutely gorgeous and I have also followed the Mojo Monday sketch.

I used a butterfly stamp from JustRite and used my Stampin' Up! markers to colour it in. I also stamped a border stamp with Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I repeated this process with a labels stamp, to continue the white detail.

I added my border and then my final embellishments.


Paper: Prima Nature Garden Collection 6" paper stack, Stampin' Up! watercolour paper

Stamp: JustRite Stampers classic scallop border one, Botanical Butterflies and Easter Blessings

Ink: Stampin' Up! markers, Staz On jet black, Distress ink antique linen, Versamark

Other: Spellbinders edgeabilities classic scallop and standard circles small, JustRite  nested oval medallion labels, Prima flower, Hooked on Craft flowers, Memory Box Amira flourish, Stampin' Up! white embossing powder, Martha Stewart lace doily punch, lace.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, 17 January 2013

Forget Me Not

Hello everyone! I am sharing a card with you that follows a sketch from the JustRite Stampers latest challenge.

My card was dictated by my papers. I have recently purchased some lovely papers from Meg's Garden. They have so many beautiful shabby chic/vintage papers in their collections and I really wanted to use them. When going through my stamp collection, the Violette Vintage Labels set was perfect!

I stamped a label image onto watercolour paper and I used my Stampin' Up! markers and blending tool  to colour it in. I also used the Scrolled Vine background stamp as part of one of the banners.


Paper: Meg's Garden Forget Me Not, Stampin' Up! watercolour paper

Stamp: JustRite Stampers Scrolled Vine background stamp, Violette Vintage Labels

Ink: Stampin' Up! markers, Distress ink weathered wood, Memento tuxedo black

Other: JustRite vintage labels and banner die, Green Tara flowers, Dusty Attic dusty in bloom smokey blue, Prima petal pins pearls and distressing tool, cheese cloth, seam binding, lace and doily

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, 15 January 2013


Hello everyone. I am sharing a layout that I have completed for my brother's album. In this layout, I used a number of chipboard elements. I covered each with gesso before either painting or inking.
I used a stylus and my ScorPal to create the grid pattern on my background paper. I inked up a blending tool and worked my way around the page to make the scored lines stand out.


Paper: Bella J'adore paperz (collection), Stampin' Up! very vanilla and baja breeze

Ink: Colorbox chestnut roan, distress ink old paper, Stampin' Up! wild wasabi and old olive

Other: Scrapmatts floral design, hinges and clocks, Martha Stewart swirling lace, deep edge floral vine and monarch butterfly punches, Prima flowers lady godivas cococnut, Dusty Attic dusty bloom smokey bloom, Hoooked on Craft flowers and leaves, Kaisercraft bloom coconut, Webster's pages Western Romance storyteller, Distrezz it all, doily.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, 14 January 2013

Handbag and Card

Hello everyone! I am sharing another project with you that I have designed for The Shabby Tea Room.

The theme for week #149 is  ‘Antique Roses’ . You are asked to create a card/project inspired by colors from pic, and to include a rose/flower and fabric/ribbon.

I love the look of this bag and wanted to make one as well. I used a free handbag template which you can download here

After I printed the template onto cardstock,  I placed it onto my Scorpal. Using a stylus I began creating an embossed grid pattern. My grid measures one inch. After I completed all of the scor lines, I inked up an ink blending tool with distress ink and went over the entire project to highlight all of the grid lines.

While the project was still flat, I began to embellish. I used some lace, flowers, seam binding and cheese cloth. I then assembled the bag, added an embossed handle and attached it to the project using eyelets.

I repeated the grid pattern for the card and repeated the inking process that I used on the handbag. I repeated some of the same embellishments as well. I stamped a sentiment, framed it and used foam tape between each layer. 


Paper: Stampin' Up! whisper white, Kaisercraft musk

Ink: Distress ink old paper, Versafine vintage sepia, Momento angel pink

Stamp: JustRite stampers Botannical Medallions and Banners

Other: Spellbinders foliage and classic ovals small, Die-namics fancy flourish, JR nested oval medallion labels, Spellbinders m-bossabilities garden lattice, Martha Stewart doily lace punch, ScorPal, Prima flower, lace, seam binding and cheese cloth.

I hope that you'll give this a try!

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Friday, 11 January 2013

You're So Sweet

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing a card with you that I have created using some gorgeous Pion Design papers. I have been a huge fan of their range, due to to shabby chic/vintage feel in all of their ranges. My cards design follows the sketch from Mojo Monday.

I replaced some elements (but not too much). I used some banners instead of the rectangles. I stamped a sentiment from JustRite Stampers and embellished with some flowers.


Paper: Pion Designs From My heart II 6x6, Kaisercraft ballet, Stampin'Up! very vanilla

Stamp: JustRite Stampers You're So Sweet

Ink: Distress ink Victorian Velvet

Other: Spellbinders marvelous squares, classic squares small and lacey circles, Martha Stewart punch branch, Kaisercraft pearls, Hooked on Craft flowers, creme ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, 7 January 2013

Exploding Box and Card

Hello everyone! I am so excited as I am the Guest Designer for January in The Shabby Tea Room. The theme for this week is 'Elegance.' You are asked to create a card/project inspired by the colours in the picture and to include a ribbon and a bow.

For my project, I really wanted to explore the concept of gift and I wanted to have a go at creating an exploding box. I went on the internet and found a lovely quote which is inside the box.
                  “I don’t know what’s in the box, but I love it. Unopened gifts contain hope.
― Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible 

I continued the gift box theme inside. The template I used is from Jinky's Crafts. At first when I saw the inspiration photo I thought the boxes were cakes! Oops! Never mind, it will be used one day.

I bought some inexpensive ring boxes from a discount store and altered them. They fit perfectly inside the box. I had some overhead projector sheets which I cut and attached the butterflies to them using glue dots (this will work with left over packaging from pearls, rhinestones etc).

The card consists of some die cuts, layered with foam tape to add dimension. Here are some other close ups of the project/card....


Paper: Stampin' Up! whisper white and bashful blue, Grace Taylor Vintage collection

Other: Spellbinders nestabilities classic ovals large, floral ovals, fleur de lis squares, marvelous squares, classic squares small and butterflies, Memory Box Amira floursh and Quinn flourish, Hooked on Craft flowers and trinket pin, Becca's peg bow maker, Kaisercraft pearls, Vivaldi flower, Martha Stewart monarch butterfly punch, ring boxes.

I hope that you'll give this a try!


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