Thursday, May 16, 2019

Colour Combo's

Welcome back to my little corner of the blogging world.

Today I am sharing some fun I had colouring up some images for 

My job was to also add the colour listing that I used.  This is a very good practice for all us crafters. You never know when you are going to make that fabulous colour combo and months down the track you want to replicate it.  Documenting your colour choices can be very handy to do.

is the name of the images.  Aren't they just the cutest!  There are several more images not coloured here so this makes this a very economical set.
If you couldn't tell I love to colour.  Even just sitting down for a couple of minutes a day can make a bad day seem good.  Have a go!  You may surprise yourself.    

Tuesday, May 7, 2019


Hello again!  I am back with another project for the fantastic

The theme for this month is Spring.  I found a real little cutie on the digi page

She has flowers in her hair and so happy the days are warming up (here in Australia they are cooling down....thankfully!).

The frame die is Inside Scallop die and the flower with leaves is from another set Inside Scallop Circle Dies

Very much a spring birthday card.  I love the colours of this little lady.  Her eyes just pop!  
Don't forget to pop on over to CDD;s facebook page for more Spring inspiration.  The ladies are smashing it!  

Have a great crafting day!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Therm-O-Web with Kindred Stamps

Hi all!  Today I got a chance to play with some products for thermo-o-web in a collaboration with Kindred Stamps


Here are the products I received in my DT package.  How cool are those foils!!  Now I didn't use them all in the project which allows me now to do another post using those that I didn't play with today.

The Purple tape is a very handy item to have in your main supplies.  Helps to hold down those pesky stencils that move and to hold any masking paper in place. And not to mention holds your dies in place whilst die cutting.

So that is where I started. I needed to hold down my cardstock and mask it off.  I used the Ultra Bond adhesive with a paint brush. This is not your conventional way of applying this but since I do not have a Laminator, this is another way in which to adhere it.  
Pull the masking away and rub on your foil (pattern facing you), now I done some research and you can run this through your diecut machine (with no dies and the full sandwich of your plates). Once you run it through, pull the foil sheet away.  

Next I masked off areas on the card front and alternated the blue and white ink.

This is my version of a crystal castle background.  

Then I added my coloured and fussy cut image with the white embossed sentiment underneath.  These all come from the set Winter Friends from Kindred Stamps.  What a perfect pairing.  The shininess of the foil with the Winter glam of this character.  
Lastly I added some random gems and some snowflakes and a strip of silver foil card.    
And don't worry if you have some little patches missing.  It can add to the character of the card. 

So all products used are as follows
Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco Foil  (Pictured not used today)
Metallix Gel White Pearl (pictured not used today)
Stencil Pal (pictured not used today)

As you can see I have plenty of products left to do a second posting and cannot wait to use them.  That Pearl gel leaves such a beautiful effect to your project.  

Don't forget to check out what others are making using these fabulous products!  
You can head on over to the KS fan page or head on over directly to therm-o-web and nab yourself some of the cool toys!

Sunday, April 28, 2019


I could not resist playing with my Power Pack again. This time I used the 
Unicone image from Craftin Desert Divas.

It is a very simple shaker card but with the element of surprise! 

I cut out the little stars to allow the light to really shine through (make a not to make the bulb a little more central to the 3 )  But you get the jist.  And bonus the unihorn lit up! 
This I was not expecting! 
I used a mix of shaker packs from CDD's great range.  I even coloured a couple of white ones with my purple copic marker to match the ice cream.  Those white can come in very handy! 
For instructions and info on the light up mechanism check back a couple of posts.  All the info is there! 
Happy crafting. 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Frogs on a log

Hi all!  I am sharing today my favourite project from this months release over at Craftin Desert Divas.  

And here it is!

This digi set is sooo much fun.  Great for the frog lovers in our lives!  As you can see it is a pretty straight forward layout.  A lot of fussy cutting but those that read my blog regularly you know that is a favourite past time of mine!  lol

And the sentiment is just one I typed in in the Word document.  I love a good pun!  Keep and eye out for my next project.  I may just pull out the light pack again!

Hero Time

Does anyone else feel this year is disappearing very quickly?  Time is escaping me at the moment.  
Never enough time to get everything done.  

Anyway it is Sketch Saturday time.  

We have a great sponsor this week:

Dr. Digi has generously offered 2 digital stamps of the winner's choice!

Here is sketch #561

I did take a little poetic license with this sketch (which happens to be by me!!!!).  I used some little super hero friends of mine.  

There is still the trio in the centre and the diagonal something in the background.  And I love this card as I can use it for my Pop Culture stall coming up in July.  Win, win!!
I hope you all have a great day and don't forget to play along with the challenge this week.  
Happy crafting. 

You light me up

Hi everyone and welcome to Pear Blossom Press's Power Pack Mega Hop. 

The Power Pack is an amazing little creation.  It uses the basic science experiment we all done as kids at school.  As long as you have the basic electronic circuit you have a lit light!

I love this little pack.  Besides giving us light in our project, it comes in a cute little pack like this.  And it is reasonably priced to boot!

This is all you need for one project ( unless you want two lights then you will need double. 

to watch a video on this go here to Pear Blossom's blog.  It is so easy to follow and on top of that it is so quick to do.  And that is a bonus, quick and easy project that has a WOW factor!

This photo shows you the circuit I completed.  I placed the images I wanted on the bookmark and placed the battery pack and light under these images.  I removed images and traced around the pack and light so I knew the position of them.  Then I cut around them with a craft knife.  This way the whole circuit can be in the middle of my sandwich (front and back panels of the bookmark). 

And this photo shows you when you press on the spot the light works.  Always test this before putting your project together.  That way you know it works.  And adjust if you need to. 

My youngest has been bugging me to make her another bookmark.  So this is what I came up with. 
Then when we dim the lights and press on the chair......

It works!  She was so excited to get this.  I showed the son and now he wants one too!  LOL.  A clever little invention. 

OK. There will be a few blogs here you can visit to see how to use this product.  Grab yourself a cuppa first so you can take your time and enjoy. 

Pear Blossom Press 
Koren Wiskman
Lynda Kanase
Jessica Shier
Lynnea Hollendonner

Mary Polanco
Rachel Winn
Marcia Caradinta
Katrina Bertelsen
Daisie Hanson

Kim Brown-Blyleven
Niccole Kulig
Annalisa Gibson
Marie Heiderscheit
Beth Duff

Jessica Francisco
Samantha Klaebe
Jessica McAfee
Lesley Oman
And me!

Seriously check out the video I linked above.  This product will change the way you look at making some of your projects.

The Power Packs will be available three ways:
  • Power Pack Kit (set of 3 power packs, batteries, copper tape, and 3 LED stickers) retail $15.99 USD
  • Power Pack (3 units) (3 power packs with batteries only - perfect for people who already have Chibi kits but don't want to make paper switches and battery holders) retail $9.99 USD
  • Power Pack (single unit) (1 power pack with a battery) retail 4.99 USD
Pear Blossom Press will be offering free shipping on orders over $9 to customers in the US, or $5 off International shipping from April 27th through May 11th, 2019.  They will also be giving away Power Pack Kits to 10 randomly selected winners that comment on each blog post by 11:59pm PST on May 4th, 2019. 

Colour Combo's

Welcome back to my little corner of the blogging world. Today I am sharing some fun I had colouring up some images for  Crafting De...