Monday, 25 November 2019

Gnomely Folling Around with Bizzy Becs

I have had this super cute set from Lawn Fawn OH GNOME for a little while but only had a chance to ink it up over the weekend.

It is really versatile and can be used for so many different occasions.
I made this card for a friend at bootcamp :)

I coloured up the images with alcohol markers.
The grass is cut using grassy hillside borders die
the clouds were cut using a die similar to Taylored Expressions cloud die

Hope my card has inspired you

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello, is there anybody out there?

I have been so long posting anything on here, and when I have it has been VERY sporadic, so I really hope that there are still some people reading my blog.
It has been a pretty full on football season here with my kids but that is all over now as we head into Spring.

Over at the SGC BLOG our challenge for this fortnight is Anything Goes.
We are being sponsored by Lia Stamps and I Am Roses.

On my card I have used the Woodland set from Lia Stamps.
I did some image merging in photoshop to create the fox scene.  It had been a while since I had attempted that and I had pretty much forgotten how to do it but with perseverance I got there in the end.

I used my go to sketch for 6x6 cards and some papers from my stash.
The ribbon is a really old SU one from my demo days.
I coloured the image with copics.
The grass is cut with Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Grassy hillside borders.

Thanks to those of you still visiting xx

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Dragon Fun with my Silhouette Cameo

I have a post scheduled for tomorrow explaining my long absence from here, but in the meantime I wanted to share this card I made for my youngest son on his 8th birthday.

I made a template on silhouette studio and cut it on my NEW cameo.  To be fair it is a second hand V1 but new to me and I love it.
I saved the template to use again so this design will pop up again down the track.

I have used Stamping Bella Set of Dragons for this card and coloured them with copic markers. The colouring is pretty rough but I was in the zone so wanted to get it done and dusted before I got distracted by real life.

I have ordered a pixscan mat to go with the cameo so I am looking forward to having a play with that .
I will let you know how I get on.  I do miss the portrait for the ease of having it on my desk ready to go but once I start to play with 12x12 cuts I am sure I wont regret selling it to upgrade.

Thanks for dropping by,  I promise to post more from now on

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes

Friday, 23 August 2019

Spring is in the Air at Southern Girls

I honestly didn't realise it had been so long since I have posted to my blog.  I need to up my game in a serious way.

This fortnight at the Southern Girls we want to see all things Spring on your wonderful projects.

I am sharing an older layout of my two big boys at the school pet day a few years ago.
I thought this was pretty appropriate as we are now rearing 4 lambs.
Pancake, Sparkle, Storm and Lucky.
I will share pictures of them soon.

Thanks for dropping by :)

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Unicorn Birthday Wishes with Bizzy Becs

HI, here with you today to share a cute, quick and easy birthday card with you.
This card is really easy to make and can be changed up easily depending on the occasion or recipient.

All you need to do is cut out 2 pieces of white card to card front size.
Using a punch add circles to one of the pieces of card. Mark the circles on the second piece and stamp your image so they are centered inside where the window will be.
Colour up the image with your prefered medium.  Once coloured attach the top piece to the card using tape.
Add your sentiment 
and embellies and you are done.
Items used from the shop...
Stamping Bella - Set of Unicorns

Thanks for joining me today

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Girl power with The Paper Shelter

This week over at The Paper Shelter Challenge we want to see

There are so many awesome images to choose.
It was really hard for me to pick a favourite this week but  finally settled on Cute Cave Girl

I used the precoloured image this week as I was running short on time due to major computer problems.
Do not let your children play games on your computer is all I can say!
I cut the background paper with the paw prints and leaves on my silhouette portrait and the grass is a lawn fawn die cut.

Thanks for dropping by my blog

Monday, 25 February 2019

Waffling Along, Singing A Song.... With Bizzy Bec's

I am here with you today to share some Waffle Flower Stamps cuteness with you.

I decided to make a bit of a scene (lol, get it) with Happy Day stamp set.
I have been eyeing up this set for ages and I was was so excited to get my hands on it for Christmas.

I started by sponging colour on my base card with coloured ink.
I then stamped the wagon and bear with memento Tuxedo black ink onto white spectrum noir cardstock which I fussy cut.

I coloured the images with prisma pencils (need practice)
I stuck the images down and stamped and coloured the butterfly and the bee.
the grass layer was cut using Lawn Fawn grass border die and the clouds are Impression obsessions clouds.
I then stuck down all my layers and there you have it,
me making a scene ;)

Hope my card inspires you to make a scene of your own


Thursday, 21 February 2019

Things that fly with The Paper Shelter

Hi, I am here to share my card for the things that fly challenge over at The Paper Shelter Challenge.
For my card I have used a newer image called A Little Bit Grumpy

You could win a $30 voucher, however this will only be given if you have used one of our products on your card which could be either an Image, Paper or Printable. But, even if you haven't used an item from The Paper Shelter and you are picked as a winner you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice so I'm sure you will agree that it's still worth taking part in our challenge.

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog

Sunday, 27 January 2019

So Beary Sweet

I have signed up for the Krafty Klub at Kraftin Kimmie's.
It is a monthly kit made up of a new release stamp, new stencil, new ink colour and a few other goodies.
You don't have to buy every month but if you buy one month you get first dibs on the kit for the next month as there are limited spaces.

So in the January kit was the Beary Love stamp set.
It is pretty cute I have to say :)

I used the stamp set, ink pad  and the stencil included in the Jan kit to make my card...

The little bear is coloured with Copic Markers
I added some sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps.

Thanks so much for joining me today

Friday, 25 January 2019

Positively Radiant with Bizzy Becs

Hi am here today to share my card for Bizzy Becs 
I made this card for a class I am doing next month.  It is one of 2 watercolour cards we will be doing.
I stamped the image onto watercolour paper using versamark and then heat embossed it using black embossing powder.  That way it is super easy stay in the lines :)
My paint set is a super cheap kids pallette one, but seriously it is just fine for cards.  Particularly as I am not any sort of watercolour artist.

The products I used are listed below and I really hope you give this a try as it is super therapeutic!

Similar to Avery Elle Handwritten Notes Stamp Set

I would like to add my card in the following challenges....

Penny Black Challenge - Anything Goes
Imagine That - Anything Goes
DL ART - Always Thankful
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Shades Of Blue With The Paper Shelter

Hi, I am here to share my card for the Shades Of Blue challenge over at The Paper Shelter Challenge.
For my card I have used a newer image called fitness buddy.

Remember if you use an image from The Paper Shelter you could win a $30 voucher from the paper shelter.

Thanks for dropping by

Thursday, 10 January 2019

The Paper Shelter New Beginnings

The Paper Shelter team are back from our Christmas break ready to jump back into the challenges.
Our first challenge of the year is New Beginnings.

I decided to make a baby card, I wanted to add a silhouette "congratulations" cut but I never received my new blade I ordered before Christmas, grrrr.  That has now gone to PayPal complaints to be sorted.

So my card has no sentiment but will eventually...

I used an older image which I didn't realise was now unavailable.

You could win a $30 voucher, however this will only be given if you have used one of our products on your card which could be either an Image, Paper or Printable. But, even if you haven't used an item from The Paper Shelter and you are picked as a winner you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice so I'm sure you will agree that it's still worth taking part in our challenge.

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

The Paper Shelter Celebration Blog Hop

Good Evening fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop and this is in celebration of their reaching their 8th Birthday on December 8th. It will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.

The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a  "BIRTHDAY/ CELEBRATIONS" theme, which I know is extremely popular!!!! If you have landed here from(previous person's blog) then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Teams have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter Website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.

Hopefully you have arrived here from Danny's Blog
If not or you need to head there now :)

Or if you had no idea that there was even a blog hop head back to the Paper Shelter Challenge Blog

And here is my card for the Celebration Blog hop...

I love Christmas and it really is a big celebration for our family and our extended family.
So I decided to share my love of all things Christmas, including tangled lights, with this card.
I used What A Mess with the picture coloured in copics and the background coloured with watercolour pens and paint

I am completely stoked with how it came out and more excited as it means my poor bg11 marker will get a break from doing backgrounds now.

I also added glossy accents to all the little lights and the baubles on the tree just to add a bit of interest to the image and make it more three dimensional.

From here you will need to hop on over to Susie's Blog.
 Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.
Hop! Hop! Hop!

Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far.

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Oh What Fun With Bizzy Bec's

Hi, I am here with you today to share a jolly little Christmas card with you.

I recently held a class doing interactive cards and the ladies made this card which I designed with the Lawn Fawn "Oh What Fun"  stamp

It's a cute, inexpensive stamp which lend itself well to interactive cards.
I also used the following  supplies fro Bec's Store on my card....
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Stitched Hillside Borders
Die similar to Slide on Over Lawn Cut

Thanks so much for joining me today :)

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Christmas At The Paper Shelter

Time for this weeks challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge

This week we would like to see Christmas projects.

For my card I have used one of The Paper Shelter's new images called Dear Santa

Remember this will only be given if you have used one of our products on your card which could be either an Image, Paper or Printable. However, even if you haven't used an item from The Paper Shelter and you are picked as a winner you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice so I'm sure you will agree that its still worth taking part in our Challenges. So many more of you are actually using The Paper Shelter items in your creations so a lot more winners are now winning the whole $30 to spend.

So come and join us over at the challenge

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie Polar Pals

A month or so ago I ordered the new release holiday kit fro Kraftin' Kimmie.
 I received an awesome kit in the mail including Supercool Pals stamp set, stencils, embellishments and papers.
Kimmie has released new stencils, inks and stamps so make sure to go and check out the new releases in the store

I have made the following card using a cut file on my silhouette to create a snow globe....

And this card was just a quick and simple make to show off the stamp and stencil...

Thanks so much for popping by my blog :)

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Music and Dance With The Paper Shelter

Thanks for popping into my Blog.

I a sharing my design team card for The Paper Shelter with you today.
This weeks theme is Music and Dance.

I have used
Spirit of the Woods
I am not sure what is going on with my camera but IRL the colours on this card are a lot more vibrant.
I coloured the image with copic markers.
And since it is pretty clean and simple there isn't much more to tell you about it so I will talk about the white cardstock....
Until recently I always used Gina K brand cardstock, but then I ran out and decided to have a look at other options that weren't going to kill me in shipping.
I bought some papers that are specifically designed for alcohol markers from a few different shops here in NZ.
Then my friend Trace asked me if I had tried the Warehouse Stationary cheap stuff.
I said no so she sent me some, when I say some I am talking a pack of 250 sheets!
I better like it I thought, but if not it would be useful for card bases.....
Well I love it!!!!!
And at only $35 for 250 sheets it is an absolute bargain
I can get my blending as good as I can on expensive paper, and because of the price I don't freak out if I stuff up an image when I am stamping YAY
So yep there you have it, a bit of a tip there for you NZ marker chickies out there.

Thanks loads for dropping by 

Friday, 5 October 2018

Bizzy Bec's Monthly Challenge Time

So pleased to have you here ;)
So today being the 5th, it is a new challenge over at Bizzy Bec's

For my card I have used a cute image from Whimsy Stamps called

Bec has loads of Whimsy Stamp images available in the store.  And they really are adorable so go and check them out.

I coloured my image with Copic alcohol markers.

Come and play along with our challenge.


Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes