Thursday, 29 December 2011

TPS - Tie a Bow

This week the challenge over at The Paper Shelter Challenge is to tie a bow using some sort of spooled item.  I have used one of the newer images on my card, PRE-COLOURED a smart snow white.  I made this card for my Jodie's 2nd birthday last Tuesday, I can't believe how fast time is flying and how big she is getting.  I have managed to pass my love of all things pink onto her so I have made this card VERY pink just for her.
The sentiment was stamped using an old SU set and the ribbon is also from SU.  The papers came in a lovely package I was sent by my good friend Trace, the box was packed with loads of yummy paper crafting bits and bobs, I was so lucky.  I gave her blog a summer makeover to say thanks but I am thinking a little something in the mail could be called for.  Make sure and go and check her cards out, she is SUPER clever and talented.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

A Cuddly Buddly Commission Card

I made this card for a commission a few weeks ago but hadn't posted it yet so I thought I would share it with you today.  I used an image from Cuddly Buddly called Star Birdie. I coloured her (I am guessing it is a her) with prisma pencils and the papers are digital ones from Digital House Design and are by Jen Allyson.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.....
Pollycraft - Punch it
Tip Top Challenge - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes

Saturday, 24 December 2011

A little something something....... or three.

When I was doing the last of my shopping in Palmerston North a few weeks ago, I found some t-shirt transfer paper in Spotlight and a little idea began to form.   I have seen lots of printed t-shirts for kids and thought hmmmmm, with the amount of cool fonts and elements I have in digi kits I bet I could make some awesome  prints for the kidlets.  Yesterday while hubby and the boys were away shopping and Jodie was sleeping I decided to have a little play.   

 First up we have Jodie's new "Whoo Me? tshirt made with alphas and elements from Whimsical Garden by Kristen Cronin-Barrow available from Sweet Shoppe Designs, modelled by the gorgeous Jodie <3

 Next we have a summery creation using Strawberry Kisses by Tracy Stroud available from Scraporchard.  Not much to say other than the caption on the T-Shirt totally fits both the shirt and the

And this pretty pink number was embellished with roses made with fabric scraps from some sewing projects I have been doing lately.

And that is a wrap!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope everyone has an awesome Christmas, xox!

The Paper Shelter Blog Hop Winner

Just a quick post to let you know who won the images from TPS for leaving me a comment on  my blog hop post, my winner was


Congrats and you can email and claim your prize by  going to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and using the email elf on the left hand side of the blog to contact the store.

Thanks to everyone that played along..

Sunday, 18 December 2011

A little something I cased..........

I saw an awesome coathanger kite HERE at Ruffles & Stuff  lastnight when I was having a little surf in webland.  I added it to my pintrest board  with the comment "I am going to make this tomorrow" and I have YAY!
Here is a photo of my take on it......
 as you can see mine is not a bow holder as Jodie doesn't have any bows, she does have clips though and I can clip them to the ribbon.  They wouldn't be big enough to look like kite bows on the string however so I used off cuts of the kite material to make mine.  I have taken this picture hanging from a picture hook in our kitchen as there is no window in Jodie's room at the moment (don't even ask, I am assured it will be replaced over hubby's Christmas break) so I couldn't get a decent photo in there.  Although you can take my word for it that it is now hanging artistically across one wall in there.  This is SOOOO cute and easy to make that I plan to get some material next time I am in Palmy to match Zippy's room so I can make him one too, obviously NOT for hairclips, just as a decor item :)

I am entering this in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting and be sure to leave me a comment so I can return the blog love.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Christmas Tags

A few gift tags to share with you.  I have actually made these for my children as decorations for the tree, hence the monogram letter on each one.

Firstly we have Connor's Tag.......

 For all three cards I cut 2 labels on my cricut with the George and basic shapes cartridge and stuck them together to make the tags a bit firmer.   For this tag I embossed a background in white ep with the music notes  stamp from the December 25 clear stamp set by KaiserCraft, I then painted with glimmer glam be positive, once the glimmer glam was dry I buffed with a chux cloth to bring out the white embossing. I stamped the  "25" from the December 25 stampset with versamark and embossed again with white EP, I then inked over with Distress ink in Fired Brick. I finished the tag with some spotted organza ribbonbakers twine and an AC Thickers letter.
 Angus' tag took a lot longer to complete and looks very shiny and textured in real life.  I started by inking the tag with a sponge withDistress ink in Fired Brick, I then stamped the flourishy stamp fromDecember 25 stamp set in versamark and embossed with copper ep, I then painted over with be positive glimmer glam, once again I burnished when it was dry with a chux cloth.  I then sprayed with glimmer mist in iridescent gold and dried with my heat gun, I brushed the edge of the tag with glimmer glaze in sea kelp and stamped the sentiment withblack stazon.  The chipboard star is painted with glimmer glam be positive and covered with royal coat gloss, once dry I I edged it with agold inkpad.  I used a kaisercraft wooden flourish and coloured it with a gold inkpad.  the A is another AC Thicker.
And lastly Jodie's tag.  Painted completely with glimmer glam heffalumpand I  then stamped the angel from December 25 stamp set and embossed in silver.  The roses and crystals were attached with my heat gun and a pink organza ribbon tied and bowed at the top to finish.

I am entering these into the following Challenges........
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas
Gettin Cricky - Joys of the season
Gingerloft Challenge - Winter & Christmas
The Squirrel and The Fox - Christmas
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Christmas Glitz
Pile it On - Bling it On
Let's Ink it Up - Christmas Projects
Paper Sundaes - Anything Christmas

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

The Paper Shelter Blog Hop!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi & welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop. This hop is a very exciting one for all of us at The Paper Shelter because it is in celebration of our 1st Birthday!!!! If you have landed here from Judith then you're definitely on the right track :) - 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 Team 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 a chance to win the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.

Here is my card, it is a hybrid card for you today.  I put the layers together in PSE then printed them individually.  I then matted some of them onto cardstock and then put the card together again.  I used Christmas Spirit paper pack, Vintage Xmas designs (label) and Christmas Gifts image

From here you will need to hop on over to Frances

Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.
So off you hop.........
Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Pretty Little Christmas Baubles

Hi, it is a stunning day here!!!  Nice to see the start of summer arrive.  I am going to share some Christmas deccys with you today.  Every Year I buy clear glass baubles from a craft shop and decorate them however the years mood strikes me.  The boys also do a bauble each every year as well, it has turned into a kind of tradition .  So here are some that I have done so far this year......

The first one is my favourite so far,  keeping in mind these are all super easy to make don't be expecting any mind blowing techniques here.  I spray painted this one with gloss white spray paint and when it was dry stuck buttons all over it using my glue gun so they will never fall off. ;)  I finished it by tying some pink  ribbon around the top.
 The next one is again spray painted with gloss whit spray paint.  I stuck red ribbon around the middle then stuck the bells on with my glue gun.  You could also sew on charms.
 This one took a  bit longer than the rest to make.  I painted this bauble with 3 coats of glimmer glam in Heffalump, on the last coat I sprinkled irridescent glitter on while it was still wet.  Once it had dried I glued the roses on.  i then tied a bow with seam binding ribbon.
 And lastly this one was spray painted in silver and then I put pink pearls on.  EASY!!!!!
These are lots of fun to decorate and you are only limited by your imagination :)

I am entering these in the following challenges...

The Culture Shock Challenge - DIY
Decorate to Celebrate - Christmas
Creative Craft Challenges - Free for All
ScrappinChics Challenge - Christmas
Creatalicious Challenges - Christmas that Sparkles

Something Special Coming Your Way!

Can you believe it has already been a year since Veronica and Pedro started their wonderful PaperShelter store. A whole year has passed and tons of wonderful images and printables and paper packs has been created by them. In February we started the challenges over at the blog and now we are preparing to celebrate big times.  There is something special coming your way so go and have a looksie over at The Paper Shelter Blog for some more info :)