Tuesday, November 22, 2011

MIM #42

Here is a card I created for Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #42:
I used stamps from multiple sets on this card.  It is grey and overcast today in Sydney, so it was hard to get a clear photo.

Stamps: Signature Christmas, Round and Round, Think Big Favorites #4, 2009 Holiday Tag Collection - Papertrey Ink 
Ink: Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Old Paper, Vintage Photo - Ranger
Others: Matstack 1 die - Papertrey Ink; Red Paper - My Minds Eye; Red Glitter - KindyGlitz.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Make it Monday #31

If you want to know how to use your supplies in a new way, just ask a child.  I had some die cut ice-cream tops sitting on my desk and I asked my son what he thought they were.  'Jellyfish' was his reply.  I knew I had to try it out to see if it would work, hence this card.  I made it for the Papertrey Make it Monday #31 challenge - Creating Backgrounds with non Background Stamps.  I created a jellyfish using the ice cream top (from the set 'Sweet as Can Be') and postage cancellation marks as legs (from the set 'Postmarks').  I stamped both with white ink on the background.  The legs of the pink jellyfish are made from glitter DMC embroidery thread.  I drew the eyes and mouth on the pink jellyfish using a circle template.

Stamps: Postmarks, Sweet as Can Be, Tiny Treats Birthdays - Papertrey Ink 
Others: Matstack 5 die - Papertrey Ink; Brown pen; Versacolor inks; foam adhesive squares; Thread - DMC 5288.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Here are two cards that I made using exactly the same layout as my previous card.  This time I used digital images of superheroes.  They are from Mariah DeMarco.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bakers Twine Storage

Here is how I am storing my Bakers Twine, using mini M&M containers.  I made the hole in the top of the container using a nail and pushed in an eyelet.  Luckily the mini M&M's containers come in many colours!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Hair Challenge

After completing the Copic intermediate Certification class last week, I thought I should at least find some time to practice!  The hair actually started out blonde, but I decided I did not have enough different markers in that range to make it work, so I started adding browns.  I used so many different markers in the end. The cord for the balloon was made from DMC embroidery thread (I still cross stitch).  I took one strand and twisted it and then folded it over to form a cord.  I glued it down by applying the glue with a toothpick, so it was a bit fiddly.

Stamps: Party - Sugarplum; Best Wishes, Woodgrain - PTI 
Others: Copic Markers; Versamark ink; Momento ink; Thread #554 - DMC; White gel pen

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Color Inspiration Challenge #7 - part 2

I had another go at the Color Inspiration Challenge from Paper Crafts.  This time I used the swatch die from Papertrey as a basis for weaving.
Stamps:  Happy Birthday PTI
Die:        Swatch - PTI 
Others:   Thread DMC 826, 368, 402

Color Inspiration Challenge #7

A card I made today for the Paper Crafts Color Inspiration Challenge #7.  I used my Copic markers on white Bazzil (these were the closest colours I had to the ones in the challenge).  The couch is stamped on the inside of the card and is die cut on the front.

Stamps:  On My Couch, Chairish - PTI
Die:        Couch - PTI 
Others: Copic Markers Y32, G24, B23, Y38

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Blast off

This card is one where I used my Copic markers to colour in on Kraft paper.  As I coloured the rocket ship, I found they worked  best if I went quickly.  The buildings are made using a punch (Plaid, from EK Success).  I have seen this done on a few cards recently and thought it was a great use of the punch.  For the moon, I embossed a piece of Kraft and then rubbed it with silver and white,  before covering in course glitter.

Stamps: Blast Off - Bo Bunny
Punch: Plaid and Circle - EK Success
Others: Copic Markers; Momento ink; Embossing folder - Provocraft; Coarse glitter - Martha Stewart

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Play Date Cafe challenge #87

This is the only stamp I bought from the Sydney Craft & Quilt show this week.  The show really has a focus on quilting now, so there were only a limited number of stamp and scrapbooking stands.  These are the colours I used for the image:
(If I had to colour it again, I would choose some lighter colours for the skin tones.)
I made the text for the ticket using MS Word and printed it in a dark grey.
Stamps: Music - Grant Archival; Guitar Robert - Stampavie; Ticket border - PTI 
Punch: Notepaper - EK Success
Die: Ticket - PTI
Others: Copic Markers; Versamark ink; Momento ink.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


My son is attending a Harry Potter themed birthday party soon.  I made this card using a digital image of the Hogwarts crest that I found online.  The yellow is a shimmer cardstock.  It took many attempts to get the crest inside the stamped border.  In the end, the sequence that worked for me was: stamp border, die cut shape, tape to paper I had already printed the crest on, print.

Stamps:  Mat Stack 1 - PTI 
Dies: Mat Stack 1 - PTI; Labels 4 - Spellbinders
Punch: Corner Chomper - EK Success
Embossing Folder: Provocraft
Others:Hogwarts Crest Image

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sophie the Giraffe?

My sister tells me that all mothers are keen on Sophie the Giraffe, a teething toy for babies.  I created a card to look like this giraffe, using a stamp from Fiskars.  I kept the colours gender neutral, which was trickier than I thought.
Stamps: Big Birthday Wishes - PTI, Giraffe - FiskarsI
Dies: Numbers - PTI; Others - Spellbinders
Punch: Border Punch - EK Success
Patterned Paper: Kaisercraft, My Mind's Eye
Others:Green Glitter, Corner Chomper, white pen, Copic Markers

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Make it Monday #13

This week the Make it Monday challenge on the Papertrey Ink  blog is to use an impression plate and a die to selectively not impress an area.  I made a card for my nephew's 1st birthday, which is next month. He is having a monkey themed birthday, hence the monkey die cut.  I used the woodgrain impression plate for the background (as it is the only one I have) and the large cloud die for the non-impressed area.  It is hard to see in the photo, but the number 1 is covered in orange glitter and the blue paper also has glitter on it.

Stamps: Big Birthday Wishes - PTI
Impression Plate: Woodgrain background - PTI
Dies: Numbers - PTI; monkey - Quickutz, leaves - Sizzix, Circle & scalloped circle - Spellbinders
Patterned Paper: Animal Stack - DCWVOthers:Orange Glitter, Corner Chomper

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cross Stitch

I took some time away from paper crafting to do some cross stitch.  These buttons are from a pattern in the Cross Stitcher magazine.  Many of their designs are modern, which makes a change from traditional looking cross stitch.  I am not sure what I am going to do with the buttons yet!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Earring Display

I finally got around to using Button Boutique from Papertrey Ink.  Instead of displaying buttons, I used it to hold earrings and a broach.  I made the earrings from a kit.  The broach is a flower made from organza.  There are various tutorials on how to make them floating around.  This one started out white; then I sprayed it with glimmer mist.

Stamps: Button Boutique (PTI)
Dies: Button Boutique (PTI)
Others: Ink, earring kit, organza, seed beads, glimmer mist (Tattered Angels).

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Angry Birds Birthday

This card is for a friend of my son.  The friend is a big fan of Angy Birds.  I found the font by doing a search on Google.  I decided that I couldn't draw an angry red bird, so I printed out a picture of one and cut it out.

Font: Feast of Flesh
Stamps: Woodgrain background, PTI
Punch: Grass, Martha Stewart
Others: Ribbon, Cardstock, Angry Bird picture.