Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Happy Birthday

Today I get to share a custom made card with you.  For those that know me locally, know that I have a market stall once a week.  I take orders for specialized cards.  This one I have been wanting to make ever since I Guest DT for 


Using the stamp set Off to See the Wizard.  Obviously the person receiving this card is a big fan.  



I took the photo from a couple of different angles so you could see all the characters.  Even the ruby slippers the girl in the front is wearing actual shine.  

When sharing these sets from Kindred Stamps they ask that we do not use the name from pop culture that they pay homage to for copyright reasons.  But that doesn't stop a lot of us from playing and  sharing our creations of these fabulous sets.  

Here is a direct link to Kindred stamps if you are interested in purchasing or just window shopping.  

Have a great day.  :-)


Friday, October 12, 2018

Wonderful Wizard

Hi all.  It is Sketch Saturday time once again.  
This week we are sponsored by 




The prize this week is 2 digital stamps of your choice.  

Here is sketch #535



 Now these sketches are a guide and I try to stay as true to them as I can.  The only thing I added was the sentiment at the bottom. My card just needed something as there seemed to be a gap there. Oh and I added an extra tag.  I had to add the colours that matched the little guy.  Wonderful Wizard


And you will notice it is not the normal kind of photo I take.  We have had no power for 2 days now.  We put the generator on for a few hours at a time to keep the fridge and freezers going, but when I went to take the photo the generator was off....lol.  You can see the rain drops on the window.  I love this little card.  I really wanted to do a colouring tutorial while but lighting was a big issue.  So I will list all materials used instead.  

Dies - Mama Elephant Bookmark It
Stamps - Wonderful Wizard digi from Just Me Digital Stamps
Students of Magic Kindred Stamps
Cardstock - SU Confettie (retired)
Cherry Cobbler
Crushed Curry
Copics 
Sign - E59 E57 E55 E53
Scarf - Y08 R59
Hair - E44 E47 E49
Hat - E74 E77 E79
Robe - C7 
Background - E41

Don't forget to have a go. You have nothing to lose.  
:-)




Thursday, October 11, 2018

Santa Cocoa

Hi and welcome to another project for Heartcraft Paper.

Still working with the Christmas theme (got to get those cards done early!).  This image is 
 As soon as I saw this image I thought it would make a great shape for a card.  I do love a card that is done in a shape other than the usual.  He sits just under 4inches tall.  This is the beauty with digi images.  You can make the whatever size you like.  Worked out perfect for this card.  


On the back I attached a card that is hidden from the front.  But you can imagine how good this would look hanging on a card string with all the other cards.  It would truly stand out!


Coloured the card with Copic markers.  And printed off a second holly and berry image to "pop" it on the front of the corresponding image for just that little bit of dimension.  


Don't forget to shoot on over to Heartcraft Paper and check out all the images available.  I will be back with another HCP project later in the month.  Until then look after yourself and happy crafting.  

Monday, October 1, 2018

HCP October Release

Back again with another fantastic digital release with Heartcraft Paper

Christmas is fast approaching and this release will help you out.  

Here is my project using Snowman Carols.  You don't just have to use these images for just cards.  

A little piece you can add to decorate you table or to just add to your decor.  I love this little fellow. 

Come and join in the blog hop with the rest of the design team.  








Me ( You are here!  Yay!)



To check out the full release you can head on over to Heartcraft Paper .  And while you are there have a look at some of the other great images.  

Happy crafting!  


Friday, September 28, 2018

Saturday Sketch

 Back again for another dose of Saturday Sketch fun.  

Today we have Fred She Said as the sponsor.  


The super prize offered this week is a $10 Gift Certificate.

Here is sketch #533:

It's the 5th Saturday ... pick any sketch from 215-532

I chose last weeks sketch


Now normally I would print out my image and get to it with my Copics. Not this time.  Fred She Said have images already coloured for you to use. Christmas Rosey This can be excellent for when you are short on time and need to whip up a card real quick.  And the bonus, you can resize to fit your project.  


With a little wink of stella on his hat and the green ribbon you are good to go.  Simple but oh so cute!!  And the 3 discs around the card I am going to use on a bookmark to use in my recipe book to mark my Christmas recipes.  What a great idea.  

So if you would like to play along here is a link for you to go and do just that.  

Hope you have fun!  

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Flower Power

Hi eveyone.    
Been very busy creating in the darkest depths of my craftroom.  And today I am sharing one of my latest creations.  

For this card I used the Flower Power image, and also the Hello Summer digi paper set.  I am so in love with this paper.  It is so handy to have the paper you like/want on hand whenever you want.  And if you are not confident in your blending abilities then this paper is for you.  Makes you look like an expert!  lol.

I used a little flourish corner set i had in my stash with some punched flowers and gems.  And to throw a little personalizing I hand wrote my sentiment.  You don't have to but I had a go.  


Yellow is not my go to colour for flowers, as I find it hard to shade with them in my copics range.  But never say never.  Don't forget to check out the wonderful, ever growing range at

You won't be sorry.  :-)

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Saturday sketch Time

It is Saturday Sketch time again!  
This week we are being sponsored by Di's Digi Stamps

The super prize offered this week is a $12 Voucher to Di's Digi Stamps

and here is the sketch for this weeks challenge
#531

Sometimes I love a simple layout and this is one of them.  Here is my card.


I printed out my digi image from Heartcraft Paper which is called Tulips Come Together in a kind of grey scale as I wanted a softer look than a black outline would give me (thanks to the other DT members for helping to figure how to actually do this!)

I coloured it in with Copic markers 
V15 V17 V09
YG17 YG25 YG23

The base card is SU Elegant Eggplant.  Then a white piece of card card to fit stamped with an old background stamp I had in SU Crumb Cake.  I sponged a little bit of this ink on the background as well to make the tulip panel pop.  Stamped a sentiment and cut out and adhered to card front.  Tied on some thread and tied it off with a bow.  Added some random sequins to finish it off. 

Don't forget to play along with the challenge.  Cannot wait to see everyone's creations.  

Till next time.....


Happy Birthday

Today I get to share a custom made card with you.  For those that know me locally, know that I have a market stall once a week.  I take ord...