Sunday, June 27, 2010

Paper Playtime Challenge #4

Over at Paper Playtime they are having a Challenge, make a Card, Layout, 3-D Project or any other Paper Craft Project with the theme BUGS, BEES, ANTS, OR LADYBUGS. Well I finally got around to making a bee card with my create a critter cartridge. I just love these little bee's there so cute.
Materials Used
  • Create a critter- hive cut at 3",bee's at 2.75" & 2.21" with hide contour on face with gypsy
  • Yellow,Black,bashful blue and Choc chip card stock-SU
  • Choc Chip Ribbon-SU
  • DCVW card stock -the green stack
  • Peachy Keen stamp set PK-493 Everyday Character Face Parts
  • White gel pen
  • chalk for cheeks
  • Jet black Staz On
  • SU Soft Sky Ink Pad
  • My Pink Stampers Punny-licious stamp set
  • Pearlescent dew drop

Throwback Thursday Challenge #4

This weeks Throwback Thursday challenge over at My Creative Time with Emma is to make a scrapbook page layout or a 2 page layout using Doodlecharms Cartridge or an older cart.
Since i don't have Doodlecharms i used Plantin Schoolbook and Tropical Paradise Theme Set from on my 2 page layout.

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #31

Here is my entry to Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #31, this weeks challenge is a sketch and it can be used for a card or scrapbook layout, i chose a card. derr,lol. I made this card this morning for a baby shower i went to today for my friend Angela, so i thought i would use this sketch. The shower was so much fun and i even won a block of Cadbury Bubbly in one of the games, yummy !

Materials Used

  • Stampin Up card stock-very vanilla, sage shadow & barely banana
  • SU-ribbon
  • cuttle bug swiss dots embossing folder
  • SU marker-sage shadow
  • white gel pen
  • versa mark- for buttons
  • thread
  • create a critter cartridge - umbrella cut at 2",circles 3", 2 1/2"
  • PK stamp set pk-493 everyday character face parts
  • Jet black staz on

Spots & Dots Challenge

Hi everyone, while blog hopping during the week i found this awesome blog, Made by Momo.She has a challenge on every other Tuesday(awesome!!). This months giveaway is the Cindy Loo cartridge and you have until the 29th to enter. This weeks challenge is to make something using Spots & Dots. Here is my entry, i made a Tri-Shutter Card, the tutorial is here

Materials Used

  • Stampin Up Card stock-Always artichoke,choc chip,very vanilla
  • SU DSP- Bella Rose
  • Kaiser Craft- owl paper
  • SU Always artichoke ribbon
  • buttons & thread
  • Pearlescent dew drop(ink)
  • Cuttle bug spots and dots embossing folder
  • Owl stamp set(can't remember by who??)
  • Scallop circle & circle cut on cricut-create a critter at 3",2 3/4",2 1/2", tag from gypsy wanderings at 2"

Monday, June 21, 2010

Trendy Blog Award

Wow, i just received my very first blog award from Jess over at Scrap Obsess with Jess. Thank you Jess :) You can stop by and visit her awesome blog by clicking on the link above.
Now i get to pass this on to 5 other inspiring and trendy blogs of my choice.
Here are the blogs i have chosen to receive this award:

My Creative Time with Emma
You Had Me at Craft
Crafting with Katie
A Scrappy Navy Wife
Scrappin Steph

Stop by and check out these inspiring blogs.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge#3

This weeks challenge over at my Creative Time with Emma is a 3D or altered item using the paper doll cartridge or older cart. I made a bag-a-lope the tutorial is here at . I found it not too hard, i didn't have the same size envelope as in the tutorial but it worked fine with the one i had which was a 229mmx162mm size C5, i scored it in at 1 1/2" at the sides and bottom and cut the top off.

Materials Used

  • Envelope
  • scorer
  • hole punch
  • Little peeps svg collection from cut at 3"
  • Scallop oval
  • Stampin Up card stock-choc chip,ridding hood red
  • Peachy keen stamps-Pk-943 funshine face parts
  • SU DSP-ridding hood red
  • SU choc chip ribbon
  • SU choc chip ink
  • cuttlebug-tiny tags
  • SU-tiny tiny sentiments
  • Prima flower
  • Pearl

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kindergarten Scrapbook Page

Last night i went scrapbooking at our local Scrapbooking group that meet up the third Wednesday of the month, it's been awhile since i've been and i remember why, i'ts so hard to decide what to take, it's not like i can just pack up my office and bring everything,lol, anyway I took some stuff and managed to make 3 layouts.

Anniversary Card

Here is a simple anniversary card i made earlier on in the week, i actually made another the same but in blue as well. I'm getting into the habit of making 2 of everything lately, it's just as easy to while i have everything out.
Materials Used
  • Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
  • White A2 card stock-Reindeer
  • Purple textured card stock
  • Stamp
  • ric rac
  • ribbon
  • purple marker

Elegant Shoe Cards

Isn't this shoe so elegant, i just love it. It's from gypsy wanderings, which is preloaded onto your gypsy when you buy it. I made 2 cards, one from the actual cut out and the other from the negative space.
Materials Used
  • Gypsy wanderings -shoe
  • Stampin Up (SU) cardstock choc chip
  • SU ribbon choc chip
  • SU dsp- bella rose
  • Embossed cream paper
  • Gold metallic paper
  • SU Scallop oval and oval punch
  • stamps for sentiments
  • Pearlesecnt chocolate ink
  • eyelets
  • Twine

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge#2

Ok here is my entry for Emma's throwback Thursday challenge #2 over at My Creative Time. This weeks challenge is make a project with stretch your imagination cartridge or use the colours red, brown and blue, if you don't own it like me.

Materials Used
  • Create a critter cartridge -frame cut at 2.3/4",hedgehog at 1.61" I hid the face
  • Peachy Keen face stamp set PK-943 funshine face parts
  • SU cardstock choc chip
  • Red cardstock -Sam & Lucy Ocean sunset pack(spotlight)
  • DCWV-The green stack(spotted top layer hedgehog)
  • SU dsp
  • SU ribbon choc chip
  • SU eyelet punch
  • Sentiment-can't remember??(from big w)
  • Pearlescent chocolate Ink

Friday, June 11, 2010

My first scrapbook page with my gypsy

Hi everyone! hope your having a good day/night? This photo doesn't do any justice for the colours in this layout, doh! its getting late and the lighting ain't that great. Anyhow i wanted to share with you my very first project using my gypsy. Can i just say i love this little machine, its awesome!!! Still getting the hang of it but i think im getting there.

Can i also just say thank heavens for you tube i was having a bit of trouble updating my cricut and i found a really helpful video from Above Rubies Studio( Little did i realize i wasn't pressing the stop button as well,omg!!

Materials Used
  • Gypsy wandering for all cuts-owl 4", you title 2" welded 2 times,(i made the top layer, i just re sized the owl and rotated to get the right size and had to hide contour on one of the swirls,later i realized i should have hide the little bit on face too.
  • My minds eye-girl-totally girl paper(background)
  • DCVW-the citrus stack,orange textured cardstock
  • lime mat stack
  • SU-purely pomegranate card stock
  • ric rac
  • SU ribbon pumpkin pie
  • My pink Stamper-punny licious stamp set(Whooooo Loves You) hard to see on photo,doh!!
  • buttons
  • twine
  • SU-dazzling diamonds,
  • pink glitter
  • zig 2 way pen
  • Ink-Pearlescent chocolate dew drop

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Proud owner of a Gypsy!!!

Yay, my gypsy turned up this morning!!!! I couldn't stop smiling all the way to the post office to collect it,lol, it seemed to take forever(only 2 1/2 weeks), I was so glad that it was charged when i got it out the box coz i still need a power adapter to suit an Australian power point,(my sister in-law is going to pick one up for me today while out shopping as it is 45km to the nearest dicksmith power house, isn't she a life saver!!)

Well anyway i managed to update it and load all my cartridges onto it,now just got to get the creativity flowing, which it aint at the moment,boo!! Maybe later(hopefully,lol) after i get back from my daughters school for a kitchen garden class,I'm a volunteer and help the kids out and do the dangerous things like opening the ovens(fan forced ovens!! i don't no how many times i forget to stand back when opening the door, that steams far to hot for the kids). Well I better get a wriggle on its almost that time now, so hope your having a good day, c u later alligator :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge#1

Emma from My Creative Time is hosting her first challenge in a new series called"Throwback Thursday." Emma will be spotlighting an older cartridge each Thursday and creating a new project with it. The 1st cartridge she's featuring is " Animal Kingdom", for those who don't own it like me that's okay, you can use any cartridge as long as it is an animal theme.

I used create a critter to cut out my doggy at 4", I tried to make the dalmatian look like a Labrador,lol, I also used the bone and cut it at 1", for the paw prints i used my punches.

I have been meaning to scrapbook these photos for so long, they have been stuck to the front of my fridge for about 12 months. Zola is a Labrador we sponsor through Seeing Eye Dogs Australia she is in training to become a seeing eye dog, she is almost finished her training and when she graduates we will then sponsor another puppy.
Materials Used:
  • Cricut cartridge create a critter ,doggy cut at 4", bone at 1"
  • Plantin schoolbook -Zola cut on roly poly at 3"
  • Accent Essentials-Accent 16s cut at 3"
  • Punches-SU oval punch, 3/4" circle punch,Spiral punch
  • DCWV -the sweet stack
  • Ribbon- Vanilla SU
  • white gel pen

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Series of Cards for Cottage Studio

This is my favorite one, I like the quilting as it goes with Suzette's work.

As you can probably tell I'm a big fan of Penny Black Stamps, I just love the little Hedgehogs :)

Another Penny Black Stamp, I no not a hedgehog either,lol.

Not sure who made the bear stamp set??

Bear cut at 3" from Create a critter

This was my first attempt at sewing as you can see a bit ruff, but i thought it adds to the look,lol.

I have a stamp that looks like sewing so i gave that a go, it turned out not too bad but would had looked better with real stitching.

I really like this colour combo!! Teddy bears are big at Suzette's so i thought i would use these stamps i bought years ago but have never used. As my cousin Kylie would say its not about the using its about the having!! I'm sure I'm not alone there??

I Love this little deer its soooo cute!!

Hi everyone, this is what i have been up to this week, working on cards for Suzette's studio. I have found it a little challenging and keep losing my mojo!!lol. I am using her colour scheme, pinks,blues,reds,greens,browns and neutrals in coordinating with her stuff. I still need to add lavender too, something to do a little later:)

Hope your having a great day:)