Thursday, 30 August 2012

Making magic.

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog, and the theme this month is "Something Magical". How awesome is that? There are so many whimsical themes amongst Sarahs kits that I   was truly spoiled for choice. 

After many ooohhhhs and aaaaaahhhhs I opted for items from the  Fairyland kit and the Storybook Kit. I decided to make a classic magical fairytale ending of "Happily Ever After". I printed a starry background, then layered lots of trees on top of each other, cut them out then popped them onto foam pads for some dimension. I printed out a gorgeous princess castle, and Prince Charming and Cinderella :) I popped a die cut moon onto the card, and printed out a sentiment.

I hope you like this card, and it inspires you to make something magical and join us over at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenge;
Di's Digis Designs - Wedding, anniversary, engagement.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Something spooky...

Hi, feels like it's been a while since I Blogged. Most of my creations this week have been for events that are in the future so I can't show them off just yet.

Though I can show off my latest creation using the newest kit from Sarah Hurley.  It is called Witching Hour, and contains fabulous Halloween themed papers, alphabets, embellishments and digi stamps.  I had great fun playing with it and opted to make a card using one of the journalling cards in the kit as a base, with some of the gorgeous papers as infill in the journalling card.  I used a lovely paper from the Steampunk kit and die cut it with a skull and crossbones die, then embossed it to make it a bit more 3d. I cut out the jars and popped some gems onto the Witches Brew, so cool!!!  

This kit really is ideal if you are having a Halloween party this year, you could make your invites, party bags, labels, posters oh the possibilities are endless.

I would like to enter it into the following challenge;
Paper Pretties - Cards for kids

Monday, 20 August 2012

Time for something different

I made this card last week.  I wanted to keep the card clean and simple(as is my style) and keep the focus on the stamped images. I used brown ink and gorgeous blue iced pearlised card popped onto a Kraft card blank. I also used a tiny bit of gilding flakes, which is an achievement for me as I don't do "messy" crafting lol. I also used Glossy Accents and Crackled Accents on some of the watch faces.

I hope you like it.

Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Glossy and Crackled Accents
Gilding Flakes
Pearlised paper and kraft card from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog - Totally Sentimental(Sentiment must be the focal point)
Hiding in my craft room - Limited Layers
Card Makin Mamas - Try Something New(Gilding in my case)
Use Your Stuff - Let's Hear it For the Boys
That Craft Place - Vintage

Tumbler buddy swap.

I thought seeing as I have done a post showing what I was lucky enough to receive, I should do a quick post with the card I made.

I used the Tumblin Buddy Digi from Simply B Stamps, and coloured her using Promarkers, Fleximarkers and Kuretake Art & Graphic. I used Glossy Accents on the ice cubes and the cute skull on the hair clip.  I used a digi paper for the background to tie into the colours.. The sentiment is from a set of Whimsy ticket stamps. 

I would like to enter her into the following challenges;
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Purple and must use a ribbon
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - CAS with no primary colours
Dilly Beans - Bright Colours
Wags 'n Whiskers - Favourite colours
My Heart Pieces - Favourite Colour
Can You Digi It - Purple

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Simply Betty Tumbler Swap

I love the range of Simply Betty digis, and was delighted to stumble across the Simply Betty group on Facebook. It is a great way to see what new digis are coming and there are lots of special offers for the digis too.  Now and again there are swaps where members send pretties to each other, there is usually a theme and this time round it was "Tumblers". We made a card for our swap buddy using this digi Tumblin Buddy,  I swapped with my friend Emily, and here is the stash I received from her.

As you can see from the picture it contained all of my favourite things, buttons, socks, flowers, ribbons, stamps, choccie and lots more :D  Emily also sent this awesome card, it is so pretty and has pride of place in my craft room.

There is a blog hop to see all the fab goodies and cards, hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Jingle all the way...

What a busy day it has been for me. Had to take the car to the garage and it has been non stop since 7am, so decided to have a quick play this evening.  I fancied making a really quick Christmas card and used the Sarah Hurley Santa's Workshop Christmas Kit.  The longest part of making this card was selecting which lovely Christmassy paper to use.

I opted to use the fab green dotty paper and layered it with Jingle Bells, I popped a sentiment onto some Core'dinations and voila!

The candy cane paper the card is sitting on is also from the Santa's Workshop Kit.

Hope you like it.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Waiting for Santa.

I am really enjoying playing with the Sarah Hurely digital kits. This time I had a play with the Santa's Workshop digital scrapbooking kit.  It has lots of amazing goodies in it including backgrounds, embellishments and alphabets. So many things you will be able to create with it. Think of the cards and posters you could make for Christmas this year :D

I love the idea of having this up in a little ones bedroom.

Hope this inspires you to create or try digi crafting.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Nordic Christmas Card

Thought I would share this card I made last week with you, but forgot to Blog it. Woops!!

I adore Kraft card, and recently bought some in my local craft shop, so thought I would have a play..  I layered Christmas paper, used a snowflake embossing folder along with Tim Holtz Kraft Core papers to tie in with the Kraft theme.

Hope you like the result.

Kraft Card Blank
DCWV Christmas papers
Tim Holtz Kraft Core core'dinations
Snowflake embossing folder
Green paper from stash
Memento ink pad

I have quite a few other Christmas cards to Blog, so hopefully some will inspire you to get creative.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges;
House of Gilli - Add a sentiment
Squigglefly - Three layer dip
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Going around in circles
Just Some Lines - Lots of Layers
Annabelle Stamps - Colour on kraft
Christmas Stampin' All Year - Anything goes
Stamping with the Dragon - Christmas in August
My Mums Craft Shop - Christmas in August

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Another first for me

And this time it is a digital scrapbook page.  I keep seeing awesome scrapbook pages, and decided it was time to make the leap into digi scrapbooking.  I love the Sarah Hurley kits, so cute and so much fun.  I used the Steampunk digi kit to create this page of my hubby at the Guinness Factory in Dublin on his birthday.

I get the feeling I will be making a *lot* more :oD

I would like to enter it into the following challenges;
Ruby's Rainbow - Anything but a card
Scrap-Creations - 'D' - Digikit, hubbys favourite Drink

First ever Christening card.

I was really nervous making this card as it is for a friend to give her gorgeous grandson on his Christening day.  I had free reign to do whatever I wanted eek. I tend to keep my cards quite simple and clean, and did this with this card too.

I opted to used shades of blue pearlised card, mirri card and a few die cuts.

Pearlised card from The Papeterie
Christening ribbon from Craft World
Die cuts and mirri card from stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Just Some Lines - Lots of layers
Card Crafter's Circle - For a baby

Tag time

Hi from a sunny Glasgow, strange but true. I am taking credit for the good weather due to the fact I have been busy making Christmas cards and tags :-)

This morning I had a play with tags.  How great would these look on a pressie?

Sizzix Tag Die 3
Gold Embossing powder, Verdigris embossing powder.
Antique Linen Distress ink
Memento Cottage Ivy ink pad.
Paper and ribbons from stash.

Hope this inspires you to make something different with your stamps xx

Monday, 6 August 2012

I do

Love a good wedding, and love being asked to made personalised wedding cards for clients.  It makes me feel a part of a couples special day.  Here is one I made with the theme of "bird cages". I stamped the birdcage and cut it out, mounted it onto some foam to give the card some dimension.  I did the same with the burtterflies. The colour tone asked for was gold, so I used some Brilliance ink and layered gold pearlised papers.  

Brilliance Ink
Inkylicious stamps
Pearlised paper from the Papeterie
Pearls from stash.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges;
Catered Crop - White somewhere on the card
That Craft Place - Things with Wings
Clearly inspired - Things with Wings
Cute Card Thursday - Clean and simple.

I hope you like it.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Christmas is coming...

I know, it's only August but this year I decided to *try* and be a bit more organised.  So yesterday I made a start on my Christmas Cards.  

I have made the poem the focal point for the card,  you should be able to read the poem through without being distracted by other features on the card.

Hope you like them.

DCWV Christmas Wishes
Gems and spotty paper from stash.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges;
Jingle Belles - Santa baby(The backing paper is full of toys, gingerbread men and other fab things Santa would have)
Cutie Pie Challenges - Christmas in July

Here are some of the other colour combinations to give you an idea of how versatile the stamp is.

Have a fab weekend :o)

Wednesday, 1 August 2012


Hello, and today is a brand new month which means a brand new challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog is "embossing". I am fairly new to heat embossing and tend to forget about my collection of embossing folders, so this challenge was perfect for me using forgotten stash.

 I used a car stamp which features a pocket watch, as does the sentiment and tied that it with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and some fab map paper I had in my stash. I also distressed the stamped images just to add a bit more of a vintage look. I hope you like the card, it is quite different from my usual style, though I love the result.

Kraft card blank
Tim Holtz Kraft Core strips, embossing folder, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress inks.
Memento Cocoa ink, gold embossing powder, paper from stash.

I would also like to enter the following challenges;
Try it on Tuesday - Anything goes.
Twisted Tuesday - Anything goes.
House of Gilli - Fall Colours
Whoopsi Daisy - Lots of Layers
Alphabet Challenge  - Men only
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Sports & Hobbies
Stampman - Anything goes, Celebrations
It's all about the vintage - Anything goes