Hope your week is going well.
There is a Pajama Party on at Waltzing Mouse Stamps
I took this sketch and flipped it so the circles are on the right side of the image
I am also linking to the challenge at Muse
Muse Challenge #89
This is an attempt for me to use some of the patterned paper I have collected.
Thank you Therese for the inspiration.
Before I started I consulted Ms 9 on which image she liked best and colours to use.
She chose the elephant from WMS Half Pint Heroines which I stamped onto blending cs with memento tuxedo black and coloured with alcohol markers. I chose some patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket Mini deck Baby Jane to create the card front and banners. I added SU Pool Party ribbon. The sentiment chosen by Ms 9 is from the same set again stamped with memento tuxedo black and popped up with foam tabs. I used a 1 1/4″ circle punch and layered into on Artisan label punch. The banners are a mix of free hand cut and the SU Banner punch. After playing with buttons and paper flowers I settled on hearts punched from the patterned paper with SU itty Bitty Accents heart punch and finished with some glossy accents.
Today I’ve booked tickets to the girl’s dance concert in November then I joined a relatively new group of friends at the local library for 2 hours of crafty time. These ladies are so inspiring. I am in awe of one lady who is 95 hand stitches beautifully, doesn’t wear glasses and is more mobile than some half her age. I wish she would share her secret 🙂 We come together in the middle of the library for 2 hours (or whatever we can spare) and do a crafty project with a cuppa and a chat. Some are making hand stitched quilts, one lady makes envelopes freehand, some crochet and some knit. Today I started a doll from Knitted Babes – Claire Garland. Here is a link to the ravelry page
Some have been creating for a long time others are new and come to learn. Miss 9 had so much fun coming with me in the recent school holidays I have to take her crafty projects for show and tell so the group can see what she has been creating.
Until next time
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The current challenge at Mama Elephant is anything goes.
These images are so cute I had to play.
I have used Mama Elephant cozy Christmas, No Peeking and Believe in Magic (the silver encore stars).
The images are stamped in Memento Tuxedo black onto Express blending cardstock and coloured with various alcohol markers (Kaisercraft, SU and Spectrum Noir) before adding to card front mounted on SU Real Red CS. I fussy cut a few gifts and popped them up with foam tape as well as Santa and his pressie. I added white flocking to Santa. The red bows were stamped with SU real red ink and fussy cut before adding to the tree. I also added a little wink of stella (gold for the star) and silver on the pressie bows before adding some glossy accents.
I had a question about the Sizzix plate I used on my butterfly card.
I picked this from my local Spotlight.
As you can see I have used it once. The line in the middle is the section which isn’t cut when run through my Big shot.
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I found a little time over the weekend to play with these two challenges
Create a bag and a gift tag
I was inspired by Sam’s Extra massive bag at pootles.co.uk – although I have changed the dimensions a bit.
I used two pieces of SU brights cs 11″ x 12″ and scored both the same. Along the 11″ side at 2″ and 10″ and 12″ side at 1″ and 5″.
I folded the score lines. I then joined the sides, folded down the top and then folded in the bottom and secured. I cut a piece of cs to reinforce the base 6.5″ x 3.5″ and placed in the bottom of the bag with double sided tape. Next I punched holes in the top and threaded ribbon through to make the handles. Finished bag size 7″W x 4″D x 8″ H.
I then made a co ordinating tag. I used the SU Scallop tag punch and whisper white cs and an off cut of the same patterned paper and a scallop border punch. I stamped SU label something with PTI Raspberry Fizz ink and used the hexagon punch. I created the mount with a small piece of matching cs (not sure of brand). Finished with ribbon.
The bag is the right size to hold some T2 tea for a present.
I made this card using Jane’s Doodles janesdoodles.blogspot.com free digital stamp. I coloured with alcohol markers (mostly Kaisercraft). I die cut using MFT Tags Stax and layered with violet cs. I popped this onto my card front which I had adhered some pink cs (brand unknown) and some gold coloured self adhesive ribbon I got from a stationery store. I added SU little leaves cut from gold glitter paper and a flower from MFT rolled flowers with a gold rhinestone. Finishing touches were ribbon, wink of stella followed by glossy accents and a few clear sequins.
It is nice a sunny here today so I managed to get a pic of the glittery image.
There is still time to play along with both these challenges.
Thanks so much for taking a peek (and all your lovely comments).
I’ve had time this week to make a card for my nephew.
I am linking up to the following challenges
Scrapbook Boutique – Inspired by the colours
And now for a couple of pics of my card
I’ve used the following Papersmooches stamp sets Geographic, Birthday Sampler, Hullabaloo and Fascinators stamped with various inks from PTI, SU and versafine onyx black. The cork sentiment panel was die cut from SU Oval die.
I added a generous amount of glossy accents to the triangles.
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Well school holidays are finished which means everyone is back to school and work. We had a very busy second week of the holidays 2 trips to the Werribee zoo (one for night walk and the other for a special members only Eastern Barred Bandicoot talk) and the 3 girls and I went to see Wicked. I even got a little sewing time in one dance costume complete and I finished a quilt I started ages ago (see pic at the end of this post).
Anyway I have a card to share which I am linking up to these challenges
CAS Card (Clean and simple)
I turned this sketch
I took inspiration from the colours
I used Mama Elephant no peeking and cozy christmas stamp sets stamped with Versfine Onyx Black. I coloured with SU markers adding a wink of stella and glossy accents to the present bows and the scarf. The wood panel is from an AC journal card.
I know these are Christmas Stamps sets but I think this works for a birthday.
Here are a couple of pics of that quilt
and a little closer
I used Stampin UP! fabric 3″ squares and some white from my stash for the border. The backing is a lemon cotton.
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I’ve had a busy week with school holiday activities.
We have been to Melbourne Zoo, IKEA, shopping in the city with a ride on the City Circle tram, a day at hubby’s work, a book club dinner and some time crafting with Miss 9. Today I went to a local Quilt Groups exhibition. Very inspiring.
Before I share her creations I will share one of two cards I have made for the current challenge at Uniko.
This card was made by stamping Uniko Background builders lattice and coloured with markers. The sentiment is from Uniko All Occassion sentiments #1. I added some glossy accents, a wink of stella and a few rhinestones.
This is more purple tones in real life – for some reason it looks dark brown.
Now for Miss 9’s canvas art. A friend gave her a craft book which had the animal templates and instructions to cover small canvases in felt and cut the animals from felt.
We used 15cm square canvases. Miss 9 had the hearts in her scrapbook collection and I die cut the flowers from a docrafts scallop die. I also helped by die cutting circles and ovals and holding so Miss 9 could tape.
I’ll be back tomorrow with my second card for the Uniko challenge.
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I am joining in at Papersmooches Sparks Challenge – a sketch challenge
I have made this card for a friend of Miss S (13) . The birthday girl likes owls and cupcakes. So I have used Papersmooches Geographic for the background stamped using Stampin UP! tempting turquoise onto American Crafts Powder cardstock which was mounted onto brown cardstock. The main images are from Papersmooches Chubby Chums and Hullabaloo coloured with alcohol markers and finished with glossy accents and clear wink of stella glitter brush. The sentiment panel was die cut using Die namics greeting frame and stamped in versafine onyx black ink with a sentiment from Papersmooches Digits stamp set. The ribbon threaded through the greeting is from my stash. Got the approval of Miss S – and she kept an eye on the progress!
Enjoy what is left of your weekend
I fully intended to have these cards made over our recent long weekend – however other things got in the way of my crafting time.
I made this for a couple of challenges this week.
I used ABSC033 for the layout. I have used cardstock from my stash. The image is from ABS Tomorrows Dream paper pierced with bits again from my stash. I coloured her scarf and hat band with markers before adding glossy accents. I used an alcohol marker to colour her face. I die cut her using a circle die before mounting to a scallop circle. I replaced the kite with a felt balloon cut from PTI die and added twine from the twinery (blossom). The card front is embossed using swiss dots. The sentiment is from ABS Party Animals 1. Before finishing off I added some punched flowers with rhinestone centres.
I then decided to make a second card.
In this card I used ABSC031 sketch with ABS digi paper in spots with some ABS ribbon. The sentiment is again from ABS Party Animals 1. I added a Kaisercraft pre cut flower, Basic grey button tied in the centre with blossom twine and finished with a row of rhinestones.
These cards were my post for the Lollipop Ladies this week and I am linking them up to the challenge at Annabelle Stamps.
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If you are any where near where I live I hope you are staying warm and dry!
Hope to be back again soon.
My husband’s nephew is turning 10 this week.
I have used an arrow stamp from Kaisercraft Konstrukt stamp set stamped in Stampin UP! pumpkin pie and bashful blue inks. The “HB2U” sentiment is from Papertrey ink Boy Basics Game on and the “You’re” is from Paper tray. I die cut the 10 using Quickutz die and pumpkin pie cardstock. Finished by popping up with tape and some glossy accents.
I am linking this to these challenges
a masculine card or papercraft project
Hope your Monday has got off to a great start.
Heading off for a meeting for work soon.
Have a great week. Thanks for all your lovely comments.
I have some very exciting news.
I was picked to be a DT member for February through to June at the Lollipop Ladies. I had to double check the email! I was rather excited. I am thrilled to be picked.
Please stop by their blog and take a peek of the current challenge.
With the additional challenge of Glass
I repeatedly stamped Papersmooches Great Chemistry (glass) beakers. I then coloured the beakers and fumes with SU markers (Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Gumball Green) and added the liquid drops in the same colours. I layered this with some black cardstock. Adhered the whole piece to my card front and stamped the sentiment from Papersmooches Smarty Pants in Versafine Onyx Black. To finish off I used Glossy accents on the coloured sections.
The challenge sponsor is
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