Spring Chicks

Hi everyone,

I have some fun spring inspiration up over on the Papermilldirect blog showing you how I made this fun card to welcome in the Spring. Head on over to see how I made it. Super simple, and a great one for using up those scraps – you know that is my favourite crafty past time!


Love Congratulations!

I made this card for a couples recent engagement. I think the image works perfectly for it! I coloured the image using Inktense pencils. It can’t really be seen in the photo but the rose has glitter all over it, in real life it shimmers and sparkles subtly which looks great.

I die cut the image out and used some basic grey papers for the rest of the card. The corner die cuts and the fancy die cut in behind the image are from a new spellbinders set I go from a great friend at Christmas (thank you Katie!!). I finished the card off with some seam binding and a banner for the sentiment and some pearls.

engagement bears card


Thanks for stopping by today, hope your week is going well…and fast! Roll on the weekend!!


This week at Paper Play Challenges the theme is Chipboard – use chipboard on your project. We are kindly sponsored by Crafty Cutting. It is not actually my turn to play along with the design team this week, but I had this adorable mini album from Crafty Cutting so I just couldn’t resist!

I painted it pink and used some old Basic Grey papers to decorate it with, along with some flowers and embellishments. I have yet to add a title on it however. I covered the inside pages in a similar manner matting the BG papers in the centre. I also added some tags and extra non chipboard pages too. Very cleverly I forgot to take more pictures though :/

Make sure to check out the rest of the design teams creations, I love all the variety you can get with chipboard!

Gone dotty….

The sketch challenge over at Skipping Stones Designs had me stumped for a bit. All those squares, no square punch or die and I lack the ability to draw and cut out tonnes of squares. My mojo was packing its bags and walking out the door refusing to play along. It threw me a parting shot as it was on its way out – ‘If you had of used circles I would have played along’.

So I promptly pulled out my sole circle punch and begged Mr.Mojo to come back. (Does everyone else consider their mojo male? I think there is plenty of evidence to say it is – stubborn, cranky when you ask it to do something, packs up and walks out when you need it most, lazy at times and leaves a mess everywhere it works!). Right enough ranting, here are the results of Mr.Mojo and I kissing and making up!

I used kraft card as the base and some basic grey purple paper. I punched the circles on a purple card stock and stamped the butterflies from the Dandelion Dreams SSD set. I used the Sentiment Frames set for the sentiment and frame, cut it out and adhered with dimensional foam. Everything was stamped in teal ink, the photo doesn’t pick that up great though :/ I hand cut a butterfly and gave it a pattern using the Grunge SSD set and added some ribbon and purple gems and popped it up on dimensional foam.

Help for Japan blog hop….

Hello and welcome to a very special blog hop today!  You may have been on the first hop that Whimsy put on for this special cause.  Well, there were so many who volunteered to join in that we had to do a second one!  The illustrators of Whimsy Stamps have come together to draw a special set of digi images for the purpose of raising money for the relief effort in Japan.  All proceeds from the sale of these images will be donated to that cause.   Kenny K, Raindrop Echo Designs, Meljens Designs, and Crissy Armstrong all contributed art work. 


For the whole month of April, you can purchase the images as a set or individually (your choice) by visiting this page on the Whimsy store site.  Please consider helping this special cause by purchasing one or all of the digital images we are offering. 


If you have landed here from Susan‘s blog, you are right on track.  If you have come here randomly and would like to start hopping from the beginning, please go to Ann’s blog.   She has the blog rotation order posted if you need to refer to it. 


The amazing ladies of two design teams have come together to host this blog hop for you!  The team from Sentimental Sundays and the Kenny K Krafty Girlzhave joined forces to design some amazing jaw dropping creations for you.  You have seven days to hop through all the blogs and enjoy all the lovely creations from these talented people. 


The hop runs from now through til Sunday April 17 at noon.  There will be several opportunities to win blog candy!  Four random commenters will get a chance to receive one of the three individual images or Ann’s sentiment set.  So be sure to leave comments all along the way for your chance at a free digi!  Also, if you post the “Help for Japan” button on your blog’s sidebar, you can enter into the draw for the grand prize!  The grand prize will consist of the entire digital set made just for this cause as well as a gift certificate donated by Ann of Raindrop Echo Designs worth $10 to use at the Whimsy Stamps store! To enter, you must help us advertise for this cause by posting the “Help for Japan” button on your blog’s side bar (just grab it from my side bar or from the top of this post) and then get your name on the Inlinkz option on Ann’s post so we can be sure to find the winner. 


Now on to my project:
I have used the adorable Meljens Designs Kimono Bear in my project today. I teamed it with some Basic Grey Kioshi papers, some cherry blossoms I painted to match the colour scheme and finished it off with one of the Whimsy Stamps – Help for Japan Sentiments.

Next you’ll want to visit Sally’s blog to continue hopping.  Thank you so much for stopping by, and for your support of this very worthy cause.

Scraps everywhere!

My craft desk is currently covered in scraps from the super Crafty Alley September kit. I hate wasting scraps so I decided to make a card to use some of them up. The scraps lent themselves perfectly to making flowers. I love the Basic Grey papers in this kit – they are like a little ray of sunshine on a rainy day. Literally – as I was making this it was lashing rain! It just so happens that this meets the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room which is Tags. Im off to enter it over there. Thanks for stopping by, I hope the weather is better where ever you are viewing from!!