Friday, December 21, 2012

Bauble Gift Set

Good afternoon everyone - today I have for you my DT project for The Stamp Spot.  It consists on using that fabulous product Washi Tape.  Now I know these have been around for while but they have recently joined my craft supplies and I have to tell you they are more versatile than what I initially gave them credit for :)
I have a card in Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft magazine Vol.18 No.2 issue that demonstrates Washi tape and for my card I made a flower.  So thinking laterally I used this idea to turn them into Christmas baubles and then proceeded to make 9 off them to create a little gift set ...
 here are the 3 types of baubles made ...
gorgeous aren't they ... I have to mention that after making 9 baubles or 18 pleated circles I could actually make them with my eyes closed!  If you want to see how I made the baubles then click HERE.
I would like to enter this for The Craft Room Door - anything goes and Quirky Crafts - last minute xmas.
materials - washi tape; red cardstock; acetate; Kazzazz rhinestones; Cuttlebug flower dies; silver cord; MFT mini wavy pennant; red twine; button.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Chickie Xmas

And here is the 2nd card for the morning (it is a lovely sunny day here so I think I might take a break from cardmaking and make the most of a gorgeous day!) ...
 here is a close up of the little chickie from the Paper Smooches set 'chubby chums' - I made a little santa hat and stuck it on its' head to make it a little more christmassy!
I have made this card for the Paper Smooches SPARKS cool shades challenge - red, green, white and yellow.  Also following the sketch from Feeling Sketchy
 and I am also entering it for the Kaboodle Doodles Christmas or Holidays anything goes challenge.
materials used - smooth white and yellow cardstock; Kaisercraft 'silly season' papers; Paper Smooches 'chubby chums' and 'alphadot' stamps; Staz On jet black ink; Cuttlebug circle dies, Spellbinders standard circles large nesties; Couture Creations crystalina glitter glue; Crayola pencils; Kaisercraft pearl; Twine.
Thanks for looking.

The Round Man!

Hi ya all, I have had a very productive morning here in the craft room - I completed 2 christmas cards that I don't really need for this year, but they will come in handy should I need one in a hurry within the next week or so (that usually happens) and if not then I have made a start on my 2013 christmas cards :)
I have made this card following the sketch #37 from The Sketchy Challenges and also the photo inspiration from The Scrapbook Boutique Blog.
materials used - smooth white, smooth red, C'D kiwi cardstock; Jillibean Soup 'watermelon gazpacho' and 'xmas eve chowder' papers; CC Designs 'no peeking' and 'funny christmas' stamps; Staz On jet black, Color Palette autumn inks; Crayola pencils; brads; washi tape; Couture Creations crystalina glitter glue.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 17, 2012


The challenge over at Annabelle Stamps this week is a colour one - chilli, lime and waterfall (red, lime and light blue!) and I love these colours teamed up with alot of white they make a very summery combo.  For this card I used my score pal, for the challenge over at CASual Fridays, to create diagonal score lines and then proceeded to cut away diamond shapes to make a lattice effect for the background to my flowers ...
here is a close up of the lovely flowers and the lattice background ...
I added the little butterfly charm for the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday.
materials - Kaisercraft coconut cardstock; C'D lime, AC pacific and smooth white cardstock; Annabelle Stamps 'stemed flowers' and 'shape it up' stamps; Color Palette summer, magenta inks; Carl Corner punch; Score Pal; MFT royal leaves dies; Kaisercraft rhinestones; butterfly charm; 1/8" lime eyelet; 10mm split ring.
Thanks for taking the time to view my card.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Cheer

We finished building our fence this morning so that gave me the perfect opportunity to duck back into the craft room to make probably my last Christmas card for the year, although I haven't done a count yet but looking at the pile I am sure I have enough!  Been a bit slack and leaving it probably too late for the international post for the cards to get there before Christmas!
I loved making this card and colouring these little cuties!

The stamp 'no peeking' and 'funny christmas' are from CC Designs - as soon as I saw these sets I just knew I had to have them! 
I have followed the sketch from Feeling Sketchy -

Drew inspiration from the photo over at The Pink Elephant -

Made it a Christmas card for a child for Party Time Tuesday, included a quote for Crafty Creations and I would like to enter it in Through The Craftroom Door anything goes challenge.
materials - AC spinach, C'D dutchess, smooth cardstock; Jillibean 'xmas eve chowder' and Authentic 'wonder' papers; CC Designs 'no peeking' and 'funny christmas' stamps; Staz On jet black, Versa Color bamboo inks; 10mm olive satin trim; Crayola colouring pencils; Basic Grey sultry brad.
Thanks for looking.

A Christmas treat sleeve

Hi all, today for my posting at The Stamp Spot I have a quick tutorial on how to make a bag sleeve for those Christmas goodies that you will probably be consuming over the Christmas period :) (I did sample the candy canes that I used to fill my bags ... just to see that they hadn't gone stale or something like that!).

They are incredibly simple to make - if you would like to view the photo tutorial just click HERE and it will take you to The Stamp Spot blog.  They are great to make not only for Christmas but perfect for birthday party goody bags - kids just love them!
I would like to enter this treat bag for the following challenges:
Through The Craftroom Door - anything goes, Party Time Tuesday - kids xmas and Cupcake Crafts - merry christmas.
materials - g.c.d 'whoop de doo' cardstock, smooth white cardstock; Teresa Collins 'spring fling' papers; Our Craft Lounge 'sending bug hugs' stamps, MFT 'christmas ornaments alphabet' stamps; Versa Color camellia ink, Staz On jet black ink; 16mm white grossgrain ribbon; Twine: MFT mini doilies die and bracket tab die; 3/16" red flower eyelets.
Thanks for looking and enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Merry Christmas bauble

Just a quick card today - for the past few days I have been helping Neil build the fence between us and one of our neighbours ... He was not amused when I said that 'I would be able to help him as building a fence is just like making a card' - making sure things are square, cutting, hammering (if you use eyelets - sort of :)), checking if everything is straight ... yes just like making a card especially a mechanical one!!!
So in between all that I managed to make this CAS style card using annabelle stamps 'decorated christmas' stamp set which I have just managed to get my hands on as it was waiting for me in Colac for the past 3 months!
Here is a close up of the hanging bauble ...
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays - knots; Cupcake Crafts - merry christmas and Kaboodle Doodles - use red.
materials - Kaisercraft coconut card, AC aqua card, Canson red cardstock; annabelle stamps 'decorated christmas' stamp set; Color Palette magenta, Versa Color turquoise inks; Spellbinders large circle nesties; annabelle stamps cuts by design 'christmas baubles'; Kaisercraft silver rhinestones; Couture Creations tied together embossing folder.
thanks for looking.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Candy Cane Basket

I have been back in my craft room for a few days now and it looks like a tornado has gone through it :) and all just to make this little wee goodies basket!  Being a non traditional gal I have used the gorgeous little lady bug from Our Craft Lounge 'sending bug hugs' stamp set (which is available at The Stamp Spot) as my image.
This little basket fits in the palm of my hand and is super quick and easy to make.  If you want to see my photo tutorial on how I  made this just head on over to The Stamp Spot blog.
While assembling the contents of the basket I had these large Kaisercraft paper blooms that I never use (I find them too chunky and large on cards) so I decided to put them amongst my little candy canes as embellishments ('removable' of course!).
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Paper Take Weekly - anything goes, Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes, Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas, C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas and Cute Card Thursday - red and green.
materials - g.c.d 'whoop de doo' cardstock, smooth white cardstock; Teresa Collins 'spring fling' papers; Our Craft Lounge 'sending bug hugs' stamps, MFT 'christmas ornaments alphabet' stamps; Versa Color camellia ink, Staz On jet black ink; 16mm green grossgrain ribbon; pinking scissors; Kaisercraft coconut paper blooms; 1/8" red eyelet.
Thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend:)

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Merry Christmas - dog with a present!

Howdie all, I am back and my butt is firmly planted in my craft chair!  After 11 or so weeks on the road covering over 3000km on the bike, getting an hilarious suntan line on the legs the 3 off us were very happy to get back to Melbourne yesterday - at the moment Neil is happily fixing up the garden, Kouta is happily sleeping on his fav spot on the couch and I am definitely happy to be in the craft room!  Not sure what is going on with our weather at the moment - 6 days ago we were suffering in 40 degree heat and today we are suffering with 15 degree temperatures!
Thought I would start out with a nice and easy sketch to follow from Feeling Sketchy, I have used the colour challenge from AnnaBelle Stamps - mint, emerald and rose, made a Christmas card for Top Tip Tuesday and have incorporated circles for Kaboodle Doodles ...

The dog is from AnnaBelle Stamps 'party animals 1' set.  I have made a little santa hat to give it a bit off a christmas feel to the dog.  My eldest sister has a dog that is not well so I thought this is the perfect card for her this Christmas.

materials - white cardstock, C'D sunrise orchid card; Kaisercraft 'silly season' paper; AnnaBelle Stamps 'party animals 1' stamps, MFT christmas ornaments stamp set; Staz On jet black ink; Crayola pencils; Spellbinders standard circles large and petite scalloped circles large nesties; Kaisercraft green rhinestones; Marvy emerald pen.
Thanks for looking.