Friday, 5 May 2017

Taking a Break

Hello my sweet friends. I'm sorry for the silence. I have been so busy with choosing everything for our Queenscliff home, which is now complete and somewhere along the way I lost my Mojo big time! I'm hoping to get back in to some routine and be able to get my creativity back soon:(

In the meantime here is a card I made in March, with a gorgeous stamp from Hero arts.


Here is a pic of the view from the room where I will be doing my creations at Queenscliff.



Tuesday, 4 April 2017

A Quick Card

Hello there. I happened upon the CASual Friday challenge today - I haven't played there for a long time, so I decided to make a very quick card.


I made the background using my fave Brushos & Color Burst colours and when it was dry I stamp and embossed the sentiment and vine leaves - both  from CAS-ual Fridays. I used an embossing buddy, but I still got stray flecks of embossing powder - nevermind I still love the gold on the vibrant colours.






Sunday, 26 March 2017

Hedgehugs for everbody!

I've just returned from my niece's wedding in Flinders , which is on the coast in Victoria, Australia and I can truly say it was the most beautiful wedding I've ever attended. Everything was just perfect, including the exceptional scenery with a glorious sunset to bless the occasion.

I've not had time to craft for a few days, so I'm sharing a card I made at our retreat 2 weeks ago.

This was the 2nd shaker card I made and my favourite. I love the frame die from SSS and
adore the hedgehog from MFT (another one on my wishlist)! I stamped the images on watercolour paper and coloured with Zig CCRB Markers. The background was sponged with Distress Oxide and Distress Ink, then spritzed and texture added with salt.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

SSS Monday Challenge - Layer Up
SSS Wednesday -Use more than one die or punch


me & hubby
me and the family






Friday, 24 March 2017

Striped Florals

I'm playing along with the Altenew challenge today. The colours are so bright and cheery so I hope they put a smile on your face!
After watching Jenny Dix and Joy Taylor at our Craft Retreat, I was inspired to play with my Copic markers, which haven't been touched for quite a long time. First time this stamp set has been inked too!
The stamp set is Altenew Striped Florals and the sentiment is cut with a SSS die.
The peg is from one of my crafty friends - thanks Cecilia!


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Delightful Dahlias

Hey there! I'm finding it difficult to craft yet again. It's very close to hand-over for our beach house and my mind is far too full of everything I need to do, to be able to sit down and create. So in the meantime, I'll try to share a few cards I did at the recent Retreat and some I have finished off from my 'incomplete' stash.

I actually stamped this image a few times in different inks on different cardstock. This is my favourite result.
The card is Canson Acrylic, I stamped with Versafine Black and clear embossed. I coloured with a mix of Zig CCRB markers and Daniel Smith Watercolour.

Supplies:-
Stamp: WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet - Dahlia
Dies: MFT Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle; SSS Hand Lettered Greetings

I'm entering this in the following challenges:-

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes (no smooshing this time)

CAS Watercolour Challenge - Spring



Tuesday, 14 March 2017

A bit of Smooshing

Whilst we were away on the weekend, I was asked to demonstrate how to use Brushos and I also wanted to try out the Heidi Swapp Minc Spray Mist, which was lots of fun. I diecut the paper and made this card.

I combined Bushos and Color Burst and then added the foil using the reactive mist and Minc Machine.
The tag die is from MFT Blueprints no 13.
The butterfly is from Memory Box and the word die from SSS.

I'm entering the following challenges:_

Inkspirational - Watercolour Smooshing 
MFT Color Challenge
and of course 
CAS Mix Up - Smooshing 
Happy 1st Birthday!!!
ETA: Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes (smooshing!)





Monday, 13 March 2017

Paris Skyline Shaker

Hello! I'm Back!!!! So sorry for being mia, but the build in Queenscliff is nearing completion and I've been very busy choosing furnishings, which is super exciting!!! I'll share some pics when it's all finished and we're in.

This past week I took a break from all that and was lucky enough to go to a Craft Retreat in a beautiful place, Bright, with some gorgeous, funny and uber talented Ladies! This is my 3rd time and it just gets more fun each year! A huge thanks goes to Joy Taylor (Simple by Design) who organises the retreat and included me again this year. We had so many laughs and I always learn a lot from watching what the others create - very inspiring!

This is the first card I have to share - It was inspired by the MFT Color Challenge.  Jenny Dix(Jennifer D's Blog) has been nagging encouraging me to make a shaker card since last year, so this one is for her!!!


 The Background was sponged with Distress Inks and then stamped the background and sentiment. Easy peasy! The only reason I don't do shakers is because I find it fiddly, but I guess with the right tools and practice it will become a quicker process!

Materials:-
Die - Mft Paris Skyline 
Inks - Distress Inks, Versafine Black
Stamps:- MFT Geometric Grid BG, Concord & 9th Eat Cake & Celebrate
Sequins:- Pretty Posh Pink and various

I'm linking this to the following challenges:-
MFT Color Challenge
CASology - 'Landmark'


                                               Here's all the gang from our retreat.

This one was me attempting to use the selfie stick - I need a few lessons!