Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fussy Cuttin'!

The Kraftin Kimmie challenge 167 this week is fussy Cutting. This is my effort. The stamp is Lovely Lulu and is coloured with copics. I cut her out and mounted her on a spellbinders label 2 die. The PP is Raspberry Road Designs, leaves and lace from Craft Queen, and the flowers, button and twine from stash. Ink distress tumbled glass, pearls Kaiser.

 Skin E50, E51, E53, R20. Hair Y11, Y15, Y17, YR23, YR28. Bows R27, R89, B16.
Hair Bauble B39. Bear E33, E35, E37 brown 0.3 multi liner.  Bubbles  B000 BG000. 
Bath W1, W3, W5, E41.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Chookscraps Card Challenge

One of my favourite sites, Chookscraps has a monthly card challenge as well as other challenges and I have been abit slack lately with them. Well I have managed two so far and hope to do the others tomorrow. Card one was to use five PP's from stash and this is the left overs from a card I did for the Inspirational Challenge on ADAC. The details of the papers used are listed on that post. The cat stamp is an inche from Inkadinkado and as is the sentiment from their Cattitude set. Doily  by Cheery Lyn and hearts Creative Memories.

The second card was to use only white and one other colour. Love the way this turned out. The border die is Tessatina from Memory  Box and it is so versitile and large butterfly die from Cheery Lyn. Added a sentiment from HeroArts, solid butterflies from Darkroom Door stamp set Wildflower that I cut out.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Inspiration Challenge CDAC

Birthday Hugs
This is my card for the Inspiration Challenge on CDAC using the colours below.

The image is from Cuddly Bubbly by Pachela Studios and I coloured it using Jasart water colour pencils. The DP's are from Kaiser (blue & ivy), My Minds Eye (follow your heart), Echo Park (dots & stripes candy shoppe), Bow Bunny ( alora collection) and K & C Company (daisy pad). . Love that they are different 6 X 6 pads and yet they all match. The strips were cut using MFT Fishtail Flag die, small doily from Cheery Lyn, and  added some gauze under image. The sentiment is computer generated and bling Kaiser.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

1-4-1 ATC Swap

Our monthly Stamp group has an ATC swap and as it is Canberra's centenary this year all the criteria revolves around thing happening in our lovely captial city. This month it was flora and fauna and this is my take on it.

The stamp from stampin ups Bloom Away is a flowering gum blossom, coloured with copics. I did three and cut them out and layered them on a heated glue background coloured with acrylic paint.

New Addition


This page was done in honor of the latest addition to our family. Archie was found wondering the streets 51/2 months ago and has had a rough ride. He was destined for death row but was rescued by ARF and fostered til a new home could be found. They discovered he has epilepsy and is about 70% deaf so finding a new home looked remote. That's when my DH saw him on-line and fell in love him him. The rest is history. 

The PP is from Kaiser Base Coat range, stamps Tim Holtz Lost and Found and Ultimate Grunge. The watch wooden embellishment from Typo, clock face an old watch of DH, (could not throw that away),   old chain of mine. Stamp-in up border punch and old American craft letter stickers. Had to improvise as I didn't have all the letters but turned out okay. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Just for fun

This started out as practice with my copics and I liked the finished image (Sugar Creek Hollow) so it ended up this card. The trouble with colouring first is it's often hard to match papers and these are colours I would not normally use. The PP on the background is an old scrap and the stripe piece was a small off cut that was just the right size. Used a Martha Stewart border punch, CS from core'dinations, ribbon Creative Crafts and Kaiser bling. The sentiment was a secret Santa gift at Christmas so I have know idea (maybe Kaiser). The image was printed 3 times, coloured and fussy cut, and mounted with dimensionals. Hard to see on the photo.

Copics: Violets: V09, V15, V17, YR16. Leaves: G16, G17, G28, B39. Shadow: G0000, G000, G00, blender 0. Frame: BV02, BV08

I am sending this to a very special lady that has just come out of hospital. She is 87 and I know she will enjoy it.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sweet Birthay Wishes.

This card  was done for the CDAC Anything goes Challenge and I had some fun with this one. I love the image from Sliekj Stamps and it just cried out to be cute and girlie.  The PP is from Fancypants designs 6x6 Beach Babe pad, lace WIP, and flowers are from my stash. The leaves Martha Stewart and Carl punches. The large blue flower in the back nearly ended up in the bin as it has been floating around my desk for ages. Just trimmed the bottom to fit and another thing recycled. The image is coloured with copics and used glossy accents on the cupcakes.

Copics: Mouse: R000, RV21, E70, E77, E74. Cupcakes: RV13, R81, E33, E37.
Ground:  E43, E55, E57. Shadow: YR20. Sprinkles: Sakura Gelly Roll pens in variety of colours.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

For My Darling

Valentines Card

Managed a quick card for my DH for valentines day and he was lucky to get one as it has been very hectic around our place.  The PP, sentiment and stickers are from Docrafts It must be Love collection. Metallic heart brads from stash and ribbon from WIP.

This is the reason I haven't been doing to much.

 We have acquired a new pet.  His name is Archie and he is a rescue dog, about 5 yrs old and has epilepsy. Because of his health problems they couldn't resettle him but he is gorgeous and how could you not give him a second chance. Did I mention he is also has only has about 20% hearing. He is settling in but hates being on his own. To this mix add our DD's Lab cross as they lost their house roof in a freak storm on Australia day and are in temporary accommodation for three months. Ah life wasn't meant to be easy but it sure is interesting. 

Still Reelin' and a Rockin'

I think I am still on a high after the Cliff Richards concert. It was a fantastic show and I don't care how old he is he can still bring the house down.  Tammy and I checking out the theatre in the afternoon. Our accommodation was right across the road so had time to shop as it was smack bang in the centre of town.  One fabulous weekend.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Birthday Card

Happy Birthay

A quick blog as I am supposed to be packing for Sydney. A dear friend has a birthday tomorrow and I whipped up a card for him as we will be catching up in Orange before we head off. The stamped images are from Annabelle stamps and love the way it turned out. The background stamp is from Darkroom door and I wanted a grunge look so lots of inking and distressing.The guitar is coloured with copics, cut out and mounted on the background. Tickets, I think from Tim Holtz, and twine. Background coloured with distress ink. PP is an old scrap.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Annabelle Stamps Sketch Challenge

Nearly forgot this challenge as things got rather hectic this afternoon and we are going away for a few days. My youngest DD is a mad Cliff Richards fan so we are of to Sydney to catch his show. He is not coming to Canberra, and as Tammy is in Orange we have a few hours driving, so making it a nice
long weekend. Some shopping, sightseeing and the show.
The challenge was a sketch and this is my take on it.

I stamped the image from the new Standing Tall stamp set and added a touch of colour with a watercolour pencil and blending pen. Stamped the sentiment from All things grow three times in brown ink. Mounted the image on spellbinders floral and nesting small oval. The pp was an old cutoff and can't remember the name. Buttons, small bling and ribbon to finish. 

Let's Grab Lunch

Dooble Pantry Digital Challenge 31

This gorgeous image and sentiment is from Doodle Panrty and I have coloured it with my copics. My DD is a cat lover and she will love this card. The PP is the new range Base Coat from Kaiser and for backgrounds it's a must. Used some twine and buttons to finish it off.  I'm entering this in the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 31 .

Copics: Cat E13, E117, E18, R14, R81. Collar: YR12, R89. Mouse: W1, W3, W5, W7, R81 
Ground: E53, E55, E57, Black Multi Liner 0.3. SkyBG10.