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Friday, April 27, 2012

Two Challenges Collide!

So if you are friends with me on Facebook you will know I foolishly decided to clean out my craft room...well that was Monday evening....and I am still not finished. Each evening I try to get it to the point where I can see my desk again, and have a little time to create....

So with that in mind, I needed to do a mash up of DT Cute Card Thursday Challenge collided with Saturated Canary Challenge. The challenge on Cute Card Thursday is "Animal Magic" and over on Saturated Canary it's "Happy Birthday". This super cute new image by Krista @ Saturated Canary is called Wendy and will be instore TODAY. I have coloured her with Copics using the following colours...
Skin - E000/E00/E11/R20
Hair - E53/E50
Eyes - B21/B66
Clothing - BG10/BG11/BG18
Puppy - E30/E31/E33/E47/YG91/YG95
The papers are all My Minds Eye Lost & Found 2 - Breeze which I have layered with some Bazzill Kraft cardstock. I have embellished with a Craftwork Cards Oh My Word sentiment, and used the Die-namics Loopy Bloom die with some string loops and finished off with some pearl bling. I also add some Glossy Accents to the eyes of the girl and puppy as I think it makes them look more real and glassy...

Be sure to check out the challenges...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Smash*ing Time!!!

So I seem to have fallen in love with Smash* Book....It's the first scrapbooking of any kind that I have done in a long time...

So I have a few of the regular A4(ish) size books and this is my Orange Smash* Book. This book is just for me about stuff I like/see....whatever I like....pretty random stuff. I have planned pages on Twilight, Music, Momiji....

So here are some pics....
Inside front page

First Page
First Double Page
Second Double Page

I have used a mixture of photos on them...the first is using the iPhone App...PocketBooth. The second is taken again with my iPhone using the Instagram App, and then printed and trimmed leaving a polaroid instant feel to them. The next one is my Nikon D80, and the final photos are using my Fuji Instax 100 wide format polaroid style camera. I have used a mix of embellishments, stickers, tabs, button pins, ribbon and washi tape (I am loving the Washi at the moment).

I seem to have gotten lost in my Craft Room this week...I stupidly felt inspired to clean out my room (what was I thinking) after seeing so many lovely tidy craft room pics on Pinterest and Facebook....and now I am stuck in the middle of a mammouth task the like I never dreamed of.....If you don't hear from me send in a search party....I may be lost under a mountain of stash. This does mean I will be selling lots of stamps (inc Magnolia, Lily of the Valley, Penny Black....and loads more) so keep an eye here and on Facebook...

I will be back tomorrow with my Saturated Canary Challenge card and also my Cute Card Thursday card....and at the weekend I will show you my Red Smash* Book which is all things Georgia!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Metallica!

This week over on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog our theme is Metallica. We want to see your cards/creations that feature something metal.

For my card I have used one of the new images by Krista @ Saturated Canary called YoYo which I have coloured with Copics using the following colours...
Skin - E000/E00/E11/R20
Eyes - B21/B66
Hair - E4/E25/BG10/BG11/BG18
Clothing - Y21/BG10/BG11/R37/R39/BG18
The papers are all My Minds Eye Follow Your Heart Be Amazing which I have layered with some Bazzill Kraft cardstock. I have embellished with some tulle, a heart paperclip, and some other metal embellishments, plus a couple of butterflies.

Be sure to check out this weeks challenge...and be in with a chance of winning our prize.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Die-ing for a Challenge - Sketch Time!

This week over on the Die-ing for a Challenge Blog this month we have a sketch for you to follow...

And here is my card... 
For my card I have used the My Minds Eye Union Square which I have layered with some red cardstock and black cardstock...then I simply added some jet black bling. The "LOVE" was cut from one of the papers. I really is a simple card from me, but I know a couple of people who prefer cards without characters on.

Come on over and join the fun HERE.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

April Showers brings May Flowers...

This week over on the Saturated Canary Challenge our theme is April Showers, and to me this makes me think of a saying "April Showers bring May Flowers" and this hooks up nicely with the theme over on Cute Card Thursday which is Spring Flowers...and as May is in can see where I have gone with this...LOL...yep I combined my DT card.

The image is obviously bu Saturated Canary and is called One of Those Days and I have coloured here with Copics using the following colours...
Skin - E000/E00/E11/R20
Hair - R37/R39
Clothing - B91/B93/B95/B97/YG95/R37/R39/C0
The papers are all My Minds Eye On the Bright Side One, that have been layered with some Bazzill Kraft cardstock. I have added some AC grosgrain ribbon, a Craftwork Cards tag sentiment and a couple of pearl pins. The clouds have been created with a Die-namics Cloud Trio Die, and to create the rainbow I just layered blue, green, orange & red bling....this replicates an old one that I had from MAMBI.

Be sure to check out both the challenges...HERE and HERE, as the DT always make awesome cards.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Behind the Camera...

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Easter break and to those of you who are back at work tomorrow...I hope your final day is going to be a good one...

So I got this MFT Die-namics Behind the Camera Die & Stamp set before Easter and it has been begging me to use it... I have also used another of the new Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax. The papers are all My Minds Eye On the Bright Side Two and I have layered with some Bazzill Kraft cardstock, and I have finished off with some bling and a Craftwork Cards sentiment. Don't forget to check out the challenge on Die-ing for a have less than 10 days to enter the current Brown & Blue Challenge....with a new challenge coming on the 18th!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Cute Card Thursday - I Want Candy!

This week over on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog our theme is "I Want Candy!" We want to see your candy inspired projects.

I decided to make a mini pizza box containing some sweets for a friend of Georgia's....I have already made her a banner for her bedroom in the same thought this would match nicely. The box is a 4x4 pizza box made out of a piece of cardstock that measures 11x6 inches. I have added some ribbon around the side a piece of paper from the Papermania Portobella Road collection (love that range) AC glitter Thickers for the name and an image by Saturated Canary called Rocky Horror Show Usherette, and I have coloured her with Copics using the following colours...
Skin - E000/E00/E11/R20
Eyes - B21/B66
Hair - 100/C3
Clothing - B66/R37/R39/E51/E53/Y28

Be sure to check out the challenge and the rest of the DT's creations...

Monday, April 02, 2012

MME Lost & Found Two...

Here is a card featuring stamps and papers from the My Minds Eye Lost and Found Two Blush collection. To create the main image I have took a butterfly die-cut which I used to mask of the area I didn't want to stamp in. Then I took the stamps from the Blush collection (currently out of stock, but this technique will work with any of these types of sets) and stamped around the edge of the mask, and once I had gone all around, but before I lifted the mask of I took some cut "n" dry and rubbed the black ink around the mask to define the shape a little more. When stamping around the mask, stamp off the page first to soften the ink...I did some a couple of times to make them appear softer...and even stamped straight to make it darker...

Ingredients Stamps - My Minds Eye Lost & Found Two Blush
 Ink - Versafine Oynx Black & Versamagic Java Brown chalk ink
Papers - My Minds Eye Lost & Found Two Blush
Cardstock - Bazzill Kraft
Punches - Tag & Martha Stewart butterfly
Embellishments - pearl bling, grosgrain ribbon, Stickles diamond

I hope you have enjoyed seeing something other than colouring from me...and remember that if the stamps I used are not in can use this technique with any other set...and whatever shape mask you can make your own.

Sunday, April 01, 2012


Had a little more time to Smash* on Friday evening, and did another double page in my mini Smash* book. Since Jenni Bowlin released her Bingo Cards many many moons ago I have be obsessed with them, I search out all the different ones....beach, baby, school, halloween, months, love, etc etc. So I decided to record my love of them in my book. I didn't want to use too many of them on the page (just 2) and the rest as the packaging showing super tiny thumbnails of the ones in each pack.... The page also includes some washi tape, AC Thickers, rub-ons and dymo style a heart pin.

I have finally decided on the themes for my recently purchased full size Smash* books.....Red Book = Georgia, Black Book = Family, Orange Book = Me. Last night I even made a start on Georgia's book, and have completed a couple of double pages in it already...will show them over the next couple of days...