Friday 31 August 2012

Moxie Fab TT- A Pin Therein

 As soon as I saw this trigger, I knew I wanted to use my favourite
My Mind's Eye paper. The pin cushion looks good enough to eat!

I decided to set the image off to the side to make the design asymmetrical and I'm not sure if this also meets the conditions of the movement challenge, but I put the tiny
sentiment at the top.
The doillie is a nestability die, the tulle flower is from Kaisercraft and the pins are from my Mum's sewing stash. The little resin flowers are ear rings!
I'm happy with the way this worked out - hope you like it.

Wednesday 29 August 2012

On a roll!

This is my 3rd post and card for the day! I'm struggling from asthma and sinus
problems at the moment, so I'm staying inside to avoid the wind.
Luckily I'm well enough to be making cards and it's a good distraction too!

So this is another sketch card for Hero Arts. I bought this stamp a few weeks ago
and hadn't used it yet. I think it is going to be a favourite - very versatile!

The card and gems are from Kaisercraft. I've used
colourbox ink on the background stamp and then
brushed it with perfect pearls. The Happy Birthday is
also stamped with colour box and then clear embossed.
The flower is made with a die-namics die and I've
used an old pearl.

Just a fun one!

I decided to make another quick card for the Simon Says Stamp and show, so I
didn't waste any ink. I used the same sketch from Hero Arts.

I had a bit of fun with this using the masking method. The girl image
is from Art Stamps America and the Eiffel Tower and merci stamps
are from Hero Arts.

Hero Arts sketch and Simon Says Stamp & Show

Today I have made a card for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge,
which is to use the Tim Holtz summer trio distress inks.
Luckily I have these - they are amazingly vibrant colours.

I decided to use a Hero arts sketch.

You may not be able to see from the photo, but I die cut the centre of this image and raised it
with foam to try to make it pop. The image and sentiment stamps are from Hero Arts
and the canvas flower on the right is from Prima.
I have used watercolour inks and some liquid pearls to colour the image.

Tuesday 28 August 2012

Playdate Cafe #146 - Colour splash - Lime

 Here is a quick post as the deadline is looming!
I couldn't miss out on my favourite colour combo
at the Playdate Cafe - B & W with a splash of colour.
This week it is lime - isn't such a fresh colour?

I have used some DP from Kaisercraft, from the Chapter
One paper pad. It is so beautiful - the green is foiled, which
is stunning, but not too easy to photograph.
The sentiment and frame stamps are from Hero Arts and
the die cut butterfly is from Memory Box.

The 2 photos hopefully give you an idea of the colour.
Here is one of my pups, trying to get in the action.

Monday 27 August 2012

Moxie Fab World - TT Autumn Awaits

I'm in a creative mood today, so I've made another card for the Autumn Awaits TT

Spring is definitely in the air in our neck of the woods, but in some ways Autumn
and Spring are alike with the softness of the sun. Spring brings hope of
warmer days ahead and Autumn brings relief from the heat of Summer.
Both seasons are lovely in our garden.

I've used Chrissy Tomlinson and Junkitz  paper and some very old stamps for a bit
of paper piecing. The leaves are from Kaisercraft and have been inked with distress ink.
The sentiment is from Stampin up.

Moxie Fab World - Minty Fresh

Here is another creation for the MFW - Minty Fresh
I decided to use some  stash to make a Christmas wall hanging
for the minty fresh challenge. I used chocolate brown as the background
colour because I love this combination (especially in ice-cream!).

I'm not sure where I got this wooden Christmas tree - from a $2 shop I think.
I used paint and glitter. The background paper is from Kaisercraft and
I have mounted it on part of a wooden mini album, which I painted white
 and added more glitter.

Sunday 26 August 2012

Moxie Fab World - Asymmetry Challenge

I've been  having a lovely weekend playing around with lots of new products
and trying out new techniques. It's so much fun to just experiment.

This card came about because I discovered this forgotten stamp set in my stash -
I found it at a craft fair.  It is from a company called Micia Crafts in Taiwan.

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I am entering this in the Moxie Fab World Asymmetry challenge

Saturday 25 August 2012

Runway Inspired #18 - take 2

Here is another card for the Runway Inspired
challenge. I was working on a different idea, but ditched it
and came up with this one, because I liked the straight lines
and wanted to use my gorgeous new memory box die.
I chose the Bella b & w paper because of the pinstripe
pattern in the trousers.

Friday 24 August 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge and Moxie Fab

Okay, I have an admission - I'm addicted to butterflies!!!!
And furthermore, I think I'm in love with this particular butterfly from
Hero Arts. I've just bought a new butterfly die, so you're sure
to see some more fluttering in to my blog!!!

I made this card for The latest Runway Inspired Challenge
, which
incorporates one of my fave colour schemes - B & W with a splash of colour.
I'm also entering this in the Repetition challenge at Moxie Fab.

Not much else to say about the card, I used Memento Tuxedo black ink
to stamp the butterflies, copic markers and dye ink to colour in
and Kaisercraft rhinestones. Thesentiment is computer
generated and  dp is from Bella!.

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Playdate Cafe/ Tuesday Trigger nbr 2

I made this card for this week's Playdate Cafe
and since the
colours are similar to the MFW Tuesday Trigger
I will enter it there as well.

This card was inspired by Jill Foster's card here. I love all her work - the
stamping and colouring and bold combination of colours are all so inspiring.

The background and butterfly stamps are from Hero Arts and the sentiment stamp
is from Darkroom Door. The chipboard leaves are from Collections - I have
inked them and then used perfect pearls for a bit of shimmer.
The gems are very old from my Mum's stash.
I have used distress inks, copics, and coloured pencils.

Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger

Autumn awaits for some... but where I live we are looking forward to Spring
and with it, hopefully lots of sunny days like today.

The photo for this weeks Tuesday Trigger challenge reminds me so much of
Audrey Hepburn. I have a stamp that reminds me of Audrey also, but I didn't
want to be too literal in my translation of the trigger. So I stuck with the
colours and did a bit of colour blocking with the B & W ribbon thrown in to
signify the scarf.

I used a new embossing  folder from a local craft store - I was very pleased with
this find, I love the pattern. The flower is an old Prima from my stash, the resin flower
is from Kaisercraft and I've used a bit of black tulle and some flower stamens (?)
for added interest.

Sunday 19 August 2012

Embellish Magazine - Pinwheels

This challenge for Embellish Magazine
was a bit of a coincidence to me because I had decided
just the day before to try making a pinwheel.
I remembered I had this very old paper in my stash, I think it
from we r memory keepers.
The background cream card is co-ordinations.
The ribbon, lace, buttons and brads were also from my stash.
I wrapped ribbon around a skewer  for the stick.

Saturday 18 August 2012

Runway inspired challenge

I am quickly posting this and will come back with details
as I have to take my 14yo daughter shopping!

Back again. How beautiful is the dress in tis month's Runway Inspired challenge!
The design team and guest designers have come up with some stunners!
 I have used the Stampin up rose and tried to get the same
creamy orange colour of the Just Joey roses in our garden.
It is nearly Spring in Australia and I'm looking forward to the
colour that explodes with all the roses and Irises in bloom.
The background paper is Basic Grey and I have used a background
stamp on the leaves and BG paper.

Tuesday 14 August 2012

Playdate Cafe challenge #144 & Case Study

I've been having fun getting very inky today. The challenge at Case Study Challenge
is to create something 'outside of the box', meaning outside of our comfort zone.
So today I decided to make a card using just inks and stamps (plus a stencil).

The challenge this week  at the Playdate Cafe is lots of fun - very bright, so I decided to combine these 2 challenges.

The main image is from Stamping Bella, called Jane Girl, this is designed by Jane Davenport
a mixed media artist. The sentiment stamp comes in the set.
For the background, I sponged Distress inks - mustard seed, dried marigold, wild honey and
picked raspberry. I used Hero arts Friend background stamp for the text, an unknown stamp
for the grass and an urban artist stencil. I've used liquid pearls on the punched butterflies.
I have machine  stitched a border with pink cotton.

I was happy with the sponging, until I took the card outside to take a photo, when it started raining!
Big mistake when you've used distress inks! I'm sure you can see the white spots!

I'm also entering this in the Scrapbook Boutique Challenge
which is to add a butterfly to your

Wednesday 8 August 2012

A Triple Challenge

I've been racking my brain to decide what to do for the Case Study
challenge, which is to create a card using our signature style!
I nearly entered the card I made for this weeks's Tuesday Trigger, but
I wanted to make it specifically for the Case Study challenge.
However,  I've also been tossing ideas around for the Playdate Cafe challenge
 and then I saw the challenge at City Crafters challenge, which was to
make a card using this image from the Graphic Fairy and I new what I wanted
to do.
 I've realised my style is to include an image, with a bit of patterned
paper and some stiching and to include an embellishment.
It is usually clean and simple, mainly because I don't seem
to have the knack of clustering elements.

The red paper is from Websters Pages (it was pink but I used a bit of distress ink
to make it red). The mint coloured paper is from Kaisercraft. The image is of course from
the Graphic Fairy. I altered the colour of it it by  taking out some of the saturation
and then using copic markers. I printed it on canvas, twice, cutting one out and layering
the image. I love the look and feel of the canvas. The pin and ribbon are from my stash.
Here are the links for each challenge:-
Case Study Challenge
Playdate Cafe
City Crafter

Tuesday 7 August 2012

City Crafter - solid as a rock

It's been quite a while since I've made a card for the City Crafter challenge - I always think about it, but seem to miss the deadline. I'm cutting fine again today. The challenge this week is to use solid colour and no patterned paper. If you want to join in or check out
other entries click here.

I have used Hero Arts Large flower background and coloured
with water colour pencils and perfect pearls. I seem to be really
in to yellow at the moment.

I apologise for the poor quality photo, I really need to a few lessons,
but my camera battery is flat so I've taken this with my iPhone.

I am also entering this in the 'A blog named Hero'
challenge which a a freestyle challenge.

PS: I've been trying to change the appearance of my blog and every time it say
my changes have been applied, when I view the blog the background is still there!
I definitely deleted it and saved my change.
Does anyone have any tips or know  of a good tutorial.

Monday 6 August 2012

Moxie Fab World - TYPE HYPE

I love the theme this week for the Tuesday Trigger - Type Hype.
I love all the gorgeous typewriter images that are appearing everywhere at the moment,
the difficulty was choosing  which image to use on my card! So I think you may see more than one card from me this week.

 I decided to make a whimsical card and went for a Pink Petticoat
digital image - Quirky Querty. I coloured it with copic markers
and cut it out. I layered the second note behind for some depth.
The papers are fromPink Paislee and My Mind's Eye.
I used the sewing machine to add some red and then the paperclips and bow/
These colours make me feel warm and look forward to Spring,
which hopefully is only a few weeks away.

I've been very inspired by this weeks challenge. I love all things vintage and especially quirky vintage. I recently found this cute typewriter  card holder - I'm seriously thinking about getting myself a couple of these! I found them here.