Dec 29, 2014

thanks for....

Hi there... had some free time today so decided to play along with the Designer Draft Challenge over at Paper Smooches
I used Uplifters Stamp Set and Kudos Words Dies from Paper Smooches.
The background was inked up with Distress Inks, Worn Lipstick and Dried Marigold.
I die cut and inlaid the word Wonderful and gave it dimension with some foam. I then did a little masking with the "thanks for being so Awesome" sentimment.. inked it with Adirondack Ink - Watering can, I wanted it too look softer and black ink would of been way to heavy.
The little hearts are also from the Uplifter stamp set...
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Dec 27, 2014

a few tags!




 

Hi there, so Christmas has been and gone for another year but I wanted to share with you a few tags I made using these stamp's from  Paper Smooches' called Chubby Chums - aren't they just super cute!
I coloured the images in Copics and added a few different elements to give them a Christmas look.
Extras....
Paper Artsy Stamps, Lawn Fawn , Word Dies, Sequin's, Washi Tape, Stampin Up, Darkroom Door, Papertrey Ink.
 
I'm just got in time  to enter  into the Paper Smooches Challenge for December- Anything Goes.
 
 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Dec 19, 2014

Purple Onion Designs- Snowman

Hi there, today I'm sharing a tag for Purple Onion Designs.
I used this adorable SNOWMAN PETE stamp from Stephanie Ackerman and DUSTING OF SNOW stamp by Stacey Yacula
I swiped white Ink down my Kraft Tag and added the Dusting of Snow using a Dark Grey Ink.
I coloured  "PETE" with Copics, fussy cut him out and Paper Pieced the scarf.
The hill is a die cut from Mama Elephant.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Dec 15, 2014

Purple Onion Designs- Merry and Bright

Hi There sharing a card for  Purple Onion Designs 
I stamped the image called "LIGHTS"....
 from Stacey Yacula New collection called A Charming Winter 3 times across the top of my watercolour paper in Archival Ink so I could give a very light wash of colour around them.
I coloured up this super cute, very busy bear called Willard Hanging Lights from Michelle Clement with my Copic Markers.

Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Dec 8, 2014

Purple Onion Designs - Happy Holidays

Hi there, Isn't this image so adorable from Purple Onion Designs
It is called WARM HEARTED - Snowman and Bunny...
from the NEW Collection by Stacey Yacula called
"A Charming Winter"

If you have been thinking of  purchasing some stamps then hurry on over to  PURPLE ONION DESIGNS for the Holiday Sale!
All stamps in stock are 25% off through Wednesday, December 10th.
 ......last few days to grab yourself some of these adorable stamps and receive the discount...
The sale ends on Wednesday, December 10th.
I created a watercolour Background using Distress Inks and white ink.. ( bokeh effect that is doing the rounds at the moment on blog land)  and coloured my image with Copics.
 A little Wink of Stella for some shimmer and a Die Cut from Mama Elephant was used for the hill.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Dec 7, 2014

Bizzy Becs- Joy

 Hi there, popping in with a reminder card for Bizzy Bec's Challenges.
I just love the effect of water colouring and that you never get the exact same look twice. 
I used Lawn Fawns...Stitched Journaling Card as my card base and QUINNS ABC - Stamps and Matching Dies and Memory Box Precious Stars Die.
The bauble is from Wplus9. 
Lawn Fawn and Memory Box are available at Bizzy Bec's Online Store.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Dec 5, 2014

STAMPlorations - December Challenge

Hi there, here is the theme for this month at  STAMPlorations Challenge
I went with November Challenge #13- Stamps and Layers for my designers choice of theme and of course just had to choose the amazing...
CityGirl , I just love this stamp!
I coloured Citygirl with copics, fussy cut her out and gave her a Santa Hat for Christmas...
I then added  the Ho Ho Ho after stamping, die cutting and colouring with Copics.
Joining us for the December Challenge is the fabulous LauraJane
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Bizzy Bec's December Challenge

Hey there , its time for  Bizzy Becs December Challenge

I used just a few Lawn Fawn Stamps and Dies... who can resist their cute and quirkiness, not me, lol....
 The cute little Robot is from " Beep Boop Birthdays" - Santas Hat is from " Hats off to You " Stamp and matching Die, Speech Bubble and Large stitched Journaling...
and available for pre- order now at Bizzy Becs  - Online Store
I also used MFT Plaid Background Builder stamps to create my checked patterned paper on the bottom of the card- inking it up with Memento Inks.
The Christmas sentiment die is from Alteration's and cut twice- one in white and other in patterned paper- layered slightly off each other to give a shadow effect.
 
The prize on offer for the winner of the challenge is a Surprise Whimsy Stamp.
 

Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Dec 1, 2014

Purple Onion Designs- Seasons Greetings...

Hi there, sharing a card using stamps from... 
I used..
Dusting Of Snow from The Latest Collection " A Charming Winter" by Stacey Yacula and teamed with SANTA ( Stacey Yacula) and REINDEER ( Carolyn Draws)
Santa and Reindeer are coloured with copics and fussy cut out. The background is watercoloured after stamping and embossing the the Dusting of  Snow with white EP. 

I'm also going to enter this card into my fellow STAMPlorations DT Kylie challenge ( thanks for the heads up)
Kylie is having a Christmas card Challenge were you have the chance to win a personalised Watermark and a Signature.

Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 28, 2014

Purple Onion Designs- Cora and Thomas.

The annual holiday sale is underway at Purple Onion Designs All stamps are 25% off through Wednesday, December 10, 2014.
 There is a Black Friday-Cyber Monday Specials page where stamps have already been marked down. If you shop between now and December 10th, ALL stamps will be 25% off including the special sale page! 

My card today features stamps from the  newest collection by Stacey Yacula called
"A Charming Winter" and I teamed up with some other images found in the store.
I used Cora and Thomas- skating bunnies and Tree Line from an older collection "A Beautiful Day".
Cora and Thomas were coloured with Copics, a little Wink of Stella for some shimmer and White gel Pen.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 24, 2014

STAMPlorations.. Sketch#24

 Hi there, we have a nice easy sketch for you to play along with from STAMPlorations.
I used VIGNETTE: Eat Drink Be Merry.
This is such a great stamp set- so much you can do with the images!

I stamped the glasses with silver, added the sentiment "Cheers" from the set to the bottle Die and used a bubble background stamp that I embossed with white and coloured with some Distress inks. I added a few sequins, vellum heart and scallop die.


Joining us for Sketch #24 is the  fabulous Julie B
This sketch challenge will run until December 28th.  The winner will be announced January 1.  Pop on over to STAMPlorations Blog to see other fabulous inspiration.

Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 21, 2014

Day 5 STAMPlorationsNovember Stamp release... Trendy Leaves

Welcome to Day 5, the last day of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on Trendy Leaves. We'll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls' posts for a chance to win the set.

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And here's my project...
I stamped the leaf with various colours of Archival inks. I then stamped the same leaf on a separate piece of paper and fussy cut out 3 extra leaves.
I placed a piece of vellum over my background to soften, added a scribbly die cut, added a heart cut also from velum of which I stamped a sentiment from the Typografia Stamp Set with Black Versafine Ink.
To finish I tied some natural coloured twine around the card and added a bow from the same twine.

 
*** The stops in the hop*** 
Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley |Vicki
 
Here is a pic of all the STAMPlorations November Stamp release that have been showcased over the last few days...What a fabulous collection I'm sure you agree.
 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 20, 2014

Day 4 STAMPlorations November Stamp release...City Girl

 
 
 Welcome to Day 4 of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on CityGirl, another fabulous stamp set that Shirley Bampton designed. We'll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls' posts for a chance to win the set.

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I just had to create 2 cards with this Fabulous image...
***First card above I wanted the Chic look and Citygirl was coloured with Copic Markers and she just called out for a stylish hat...

***Second Card I  went for a monochromatic look stamping the images in Archival Ink and colouring with Black Soot Distress inks.
  For both of the cards I added some depth to the colouring with a Black chalk pencil.

*** The stops in the hop*** 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 19, 2014

Day 3 of STAMPlorations November Stamp Release...Typografia

 Welcome to Day 3 of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on TYPOGRAFIA. We'll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls' posts for a chance to win the set.

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And here's my project...I created a watercolour wash background with Distress Inks and added some splatters to this before the paper dried. It worked out great as it sorta looks like the drops are raindrops which fitted in perfectly with the Sentiment.
I then stamped the Rosebuds with archival Ink and added some colour to the inside of the buds  with a paint brush and Distress Inks.
*** The stops in the hop*** 
Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley |Vicki
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Purple Onion Designs- Seasons Greetings

Hi There.... I was so excited when the NEW stamps from  Purple Onion Designs  designed by Stacey Yacula arrived in my letterbox... they are just the cutest ever......
 I used the stamps Snowy Trees and Grace ( Skating Fox).
Images were coloured with Copic Markers. I also used Wink of Stella- you can just see a little shimmer on Graces Coat... and White Gel Pen
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 18, 2014

Day 2 STAMPlorations November Stamp release ...VIGNETTE: Eat Drink Be Merry

Hi there and  Welcome to Day 2 of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on VIGNETTE: Eat Drink Be Merry.
Plus we've got a special guest designer joining us, the talented Amy Tsuruta! We'll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls' posts for a chance to win the set.

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Before we get onto how I created my card I thought I would share this with you all... I don't and never have drank Coffee or Tea. In fact I really don't  like the smell of coffee or the taste of anything made with coffee... So never get what all the fuss is about, lol..Strange I suppose to some of you but hey we all have little quirks... 
I created my background using a stencil and gesso coloured with Black ink.
I stamped the 2 images onto circle die cuts and used 2 colours of Memento ink- Cocoa Brown and Black to create some depth to the teapot image.
Some Washi tape, 1/2 a doily and a Red Die cut Heart were added to finish.
*** The stops in the hop*** 
Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley |Vicki
Special Guest Designer: Amy Tsuruta
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 17, 2014

Day 1 of STAMPlorations November Release...Rosebuds

Hi there It's stamp release month at STAMPlorations! Every day in the next 5 days, the other STAMPlorations girls and I will be sharing projects we created featuring the new stamps. Visit and leave a comment on all the stops on the hop for a chance to win.

FIVE (5) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a stamp set from the November release and ONE (1) lucky hopper randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $25 gift certificate to use towards products in the STAMPlorations shop. You have until Monday, November 25, 11:55 p.m. PST (GMT -800) to comment here and on my fellow designers' posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on Friday, November 28.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on Rosebuds, the stamp set designed by Shirley Bampton. We'll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls' posts for a chance to win the set.

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And here's my project..A CAS card from me today...I used the script stamp to create my background stamping with a grey ink onto Blending card.
I then stamped over with memento Black Ink and coloured the Rosebuds with my Copic Markers.
To finish it off I added a Word Die.
*** The stops in the hop*** 
Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley |Vicki
 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 15, 2014

STAMPlorations November Challenge- #13

 Hi there, I have only just realised that this did not post- I have been away overseas and unfortunately the Internet was not very good most the time!
So here is the card I created although the just a tad late  for  STAMPlorations Challenge.... we're we would like to see...
(ends November 30; winner announced December 4)
 I used... Holiday Sketches: Christmas Flower.
 I coloured the image with my copics and added some extra depth with Black Chalk pencil.
Ok, here's my layers..
*1st Layer- the background is a stencil from Memory Box, I used gesso and fine glitter added to the gesso while still wet.
*2nd Layer- Impression Obsession Die.
*3rd Layer- Poinsettia - Christmas Flower.
Seed Beads added to the centre of the flower.
 Lawn Fawn Stitched Die.
Joining us this month is ...... Lee-Anne Cross
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 8, 2014

Bizzy Becs... wish you were...

Hi There, some very Exciting news... Todays card features some Fabulous Lawn Fawn Dies and Stamps that are available for pre- order now at Bizzy Becs  - Online Store. I just love, love these Dies and Stamps...

I used the Stamps and Dies coordinating sets called  Blue Skies and Flying By.
ie... if you cant find the Stamps or Dies you are want, then drop Bec a line and she will gladly help you!

other....,
Various Distress Inks, Stampin Up - World Background Stamp, Versamark and White Embossing Powder, Watercolour Paper, Washi Tape and  Stampers Anonymous Sentiments.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 6, 2014

Bizzy Becs- November Challenge...

Hi There... as your reading this I should be relaxing beside the pool in Phuket, that's if hubby has given me some time... Its his first time overseas and he has made out an Itinerary of everything he wants us ( all the family) to see and do.... and does he have a BIG list, lol...

Ok.. onto my card for  Bizzy Becs Challenge Blog.  
with the "Anything Goes" theme.

I used..    Impression Obsession Dies -  Grass and Pelican..
and
My Favourite Things - Diagonal Stripes Background stamp
.....available at Bizzy Becs Online Store

I die cut the Grass and Pelican and sentiment Dies from Watercolour paper and used my Distress Inks to colour them up.
I then created my background using again Distress Inks and sponging on the colours from darkest to lightest and fading out. 
I then used the Diagonal Striped with white ink and stamped over the Distress Inks.  
The word Fabulous is a Technique TuesdayDie. 
 Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 3, 2014

STAMPlorations Sketch #23

 
 Hi, welcome to STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #23.
I used the Sentiment Builders: Christmas and New Year on my card today.

I stamped the sentiment onto vellum using Versamark and then Silver Embossing Powder..
I die cut the #"s 2 and 5 from a MFT Number Die and added DP behind it...A little Glitter card Strips down the side and finished with a couple of silver Sequins.
(ends November 14; winner announced November 16)

We are joined this challenge by the very talented... Ingrid.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Oct 30, 2014

thanks......

Hi There, I just think this image from Mo Manning is just so delightful...
I Coloured with Copic Markers, added a little  Washi Tape and Sentiment... a card for my collection for just when you need to say Thanks!
I don't often find a challenge to fit the card I've made but I think The Card Concept Challenge with theme "create a card in one of the styles of the Designers" may just work!.... So I going with Clean and Layerering - Kerin Sylvester.
Fusion Card Challenge- inspiration from the Photo.
AAA Cards - CAS Halloween- using pumpkins should pull me over the line.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Oct 29, 2014

wishing you....

HI, I was thinking October was pretty good time to colour up some gorgeous Pumpkins... This one is from Delicious Doodles..
I created the frame around the image with Word and added a Sentiment from a stamp set from MFT.
The Image was coloured with Copics.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Oct 27, 2014

Happy Birthday....Shirley

 Hi there,
  Today' we are celebrating my fellow STAMPlorations team mate  Shirley's  birthday.
    I made a card using one of Shirley's stamps from her new line at  STAMPlorations Bee's Knees - Rosebuds!! 
Isn't this stamp just fabulous!
Shirley - Happy, Happy Birthday, I hope you have an absolutely FANTASTIC birthday.
 
 I stamped the Rosebuds onto Watercolour Paper and used Distress inks to colour. I added a Impression Obsession Die ( Pail) also coloured with Distress Inks, some Washi Tape and finally a Text stamp onto the Distress Inks sponged Background. 
 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Oct 25, 2014

Purple Onions Designs - New Stacey Yacula Stamps......


Very exciting news...Purple Onion Designs have a new winter stamp collection from Stacey Yacula!
The new collection is called A Charming Winter and consists of 16 stamps.
  The collection will coordinate wonderfully with Stacey's other stamps, especially the two previous winter collections Winter Wishes and The Sweetest Season
A Charming Winter will be available to purchase on Wednesday, October 29th. 
To kick off Stacey's new releases there is amazing, super giveaway! 
Pop on over to both the blogs of...
to read what you need to do to be in with a chance win the entire new collection.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Oct 23, 2014

oh happy day....

 Hi there, just sharing a gorgeous little image from Mo Manning...
I did a little Distress ink shading on the base of my card, some Copic Colouring and a CC designs Mushroom die..
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

just for me!

Hi there, today's post is a little different...I just wanted to share and give you a little peak of the Absolutely Gorgeous cards that were created especially for me yesterday to celebrate my Birthday..
I just love how each one of the cards features a fabulous stamp from STAMPlorations.
I can't say thank you enough to my wonderful, very sweet and extremely talented DT girls from STAMPlorations.... You really made my day girls, xxx
Pop on over HERE to see all of the cards, trust me you will love each and everyone of them as much as I do...
Thanks for stopping by- have a great day, cheers.

Oct 21, 2014

STAMPlorations....Sketch#22

Hi there, time for  STAMPlorations Sketch#22
 
 I used Bloom Sketches: Daisy 1
I did a little water colouring on the image using Distress Inks- Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade, Aged Mahogany and Scattered Straw.
I then added some Wink of Stella Clear Pen over the top to give a little shimmer.
The background stamp is from Stampin Up - Grid Stamp. I embossed with white and then coloured in the squares using the same Distress Inks,added a leaf die, washi tape and some embroidery cotton.
Our Guest designer for this challenge is.... Leslie from The Crooked Stamper!
Check out the  STAMPlorations blog to see some wonderful inspiration from the other DT girls.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Oct 14, 2014

Purple Onion Designs...

Hi there...on today's card  I used the "Heart"  from the Home Sweet Home Stamp Set designed by Stephanie Ackerman and the "Woodgrain Background Stamp" designed by Stacey Yacula.
All of the above are available at....
 "Purple Onion Designs

The Heart was coloured with Copic Markers and fussy cut out. The wood grain background is stamped with a versamark ink pad onto craft card and then I added a few elements- word and arrow die and alphabet stamps.

Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Oct 10, 2014

Purple Onion Designs

Hi there, so some of us might remember the children's poem " The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea".... ( your saying it to yourself now aren't you, lol..)  and Ok, there's no pussycat and the boat is not pea green but I'm sure you get where the idea for my card was from.
I used the very cute little owl....
"RUBY "
designed by Stacey Yacula for 
 other...
Stampin up -World Map Stamp, PTI stamp, MFT Die.

Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Oct 7, 2014

Bizzy Becs- smile..


Hi There... just sharing a reminder card for the "Anything Goes" theme over at
 Bizzy Becs Challenge Blog. 
I used...
Taylored Expressions - Doodle Alphabet and Memory Box Die- Resting Birds.
 other...
 Copics.  Stampin Up Background stamp- Canvas. Lawn Fawn Die- Speech Bubble Border.
MFT - Cute Cameras.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx