02 September 2015

Hello, Sunshine - for The Scrapbook Store

Today I have a fun card to share today over on The Scrapbook Store Blog which features something a little different – pineapples! I started creating this card as a background but loved the pineapples so much, that I decided to make the card all about them! I love that by using the small accessory stamps that come with larger sets, you can make a big statement.

Firstly, I stamped the pineapples randomly over a piece of white X-press It cardstock in Black Licorice Hybrid Ink from My Favorite Things. I also die cut and stamped a separate pineapple to go on the sentiment strip.
Then I used Copic markers to colour all of the pineapples and added some dots using a white paint pen before using a die from Blueprints 15 to cut the panel for the front of my card and then adhered it to a yellow piece and then a green card.
For the sentiment, I stamped onto a strip of black cardstock using Versamark ink and heat set it with white embossing powder. I also cut the strip using the same die as the background so the stitching on each end would match up.
I used double sided foam tape to pop the sentiment strip up and then added the pineapple, which more double sided foam tape.
I then spritzed the whole card using Sparkle Shimmer spray to finish it off.pineapples closeup
Copic Colours:
Y02, Y11, Y23, YR14
YG21, YG63, YG67

29 August 2015

Admit One - for The Scrapbook Store

I have two cards to share over on The Scrapbook Store blog today, or rather one card in two slightly different variations, which feature the ‘Admit One’ stamp set from Lawn Fawn.Ferris Wheel double
I started by stamping the Ferris Wheel stamp twice, onto white cardstock and also onto kraft cardstock and then cut them out using the coordinating dies. I coloured the kraft image using Prismacolour Pencils and the White image using Copic Markers.
I used the same layout for both cards, and created the background panels by repeatedly stamping the ticket stamp in versamark ink on the red and kraft pieces. I then cut the panels out using the stitched die from My Favorite Things.ferris wheel closeup
I then cut a double stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things and stamped the sentiments at the bottom and used foam tape to attach the ferris wheels. I then mounted the completed panels onto various coordinating pieces of cardstock.
I also added some glossy accents to the ferris wheel baskets on the kraft image.Ferris Wheel2Ferris Wheel1

Copic Colours:
Y11, Y13, Y18,Y35,Y38,YR68
BOO, B34, B37, BG53, BG57
YG21, YG23, YG25
R14, R27, R29, R46
C0, C2, C4, C6

28 August 2015

Seize The Birthday Challenge - All About The Weather

Welcome to another great challenge over at Seize the Birthday!
Thanks to everyone who played along last time,
 we sure do appreciate it!

Our "Toppings" option this time is...

"The Weather"
(Use a weather element on your card and or project.)

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

For my card, I went with some weather that I don't experience over here in Western Australia - Snow! 

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Stencil: Memory Box
Other: Copic Markers, white texture paste, black ink

Just Add Ink #277 - Colour Challenge

Hello friends!

It's been a crazy couple of weeks around here (sickness, interstate visitors and the usual craziness) and I have not been in my craft room for over two weeks! I finally managed to get in there this week though and make a card for the new colour challenge over at Just Add Ink.  

Unfortunately I didn't have any Calypso Coral in my stash so I have substituted with some Groovy Guava. I really love the fresh look of this colour combo, perfect for the start of spring (which is only a few days away!)

Dies: Scribble roses by My Favorite Things
Stamps: Polynesian Paradise by My Favorite Things
Ink: Versamark 
Other: PTI Linen Impression plate, white embossing powder

20 August 2015

Have a purrrfect day - for The Scrapbook Store

This week I have a simple card to share over at The Scrapbook Store, but one with some fun techniques featuring distress inks and perfect pearl powder.Penny Black FeLine
I started with a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock and stamped the sentiment in black Versafine ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then heavily applied three different colours of distress inks, blending them together as much as I could. While the ink was still wet I applied a dusting of Perfect Pearl powder and buffed it off with a microfibre cloth which left a shiny metallic finish. I have seen this technique around a lot lately and really love it!
I decided to cut the Penny Black FeLine die from black glitter cardstock and removed the outer frame from the die. I then attached it to the card above the sentiment and layered the completed piece onto some black cardstock using foam tape.
This is such a simple and fun card to make, that looks just beautiful in person with all of that shine and sparkle!Penny Black FeLine closeup
Distress Ink colours used:
Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron

13 August 2015

Seize The Birthday Challenge - Anything That Flies

Welcome to another great challenge over at Seize the Birthday!
Thanks to everyone who played last time!

Our "Toppings" option this time is...


Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

Here is my card for this week, featuring some cute little paper aeroplane's from Lawn Fawn.

Just Add Ink #275 - Sketch Challenge

This week over at Just Add Ink, Kim has a fun sketch for us to play with! And be sure to pop over and check out all of the gorgeous projects from the DT. We hope you will play along with us!

I decided to flip the sketch for my card this week as I really wanted to use the balloon die, and I couldn't very well have it hanging upside down now could I? ;)