Saturday, March 23, 2019

Queen Of Hearts

Back again with a shaker card this time!  I haven't made many of these but I thought this fitted this character perfectly. 

Queen of Hearts from Heartcraft Papers March release.  

With the shaker mix I only had sequins red, black and silver.  So, I grabbed one of my dies that had multiple tiny hearts and cut out a few of these and added them to the mix.  If you don't have the right colour mix....make your own!  
I hope you liked this project.  Have a great day!  

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Bursting Love

The March Kindred release is here!
And didn't I have some fun!  That is the name of the game after all.  When I first got this set I was thinking....ummmm. But once I made my first card the ideas just started flowing.  
Bursting Love is the set I am sharing today.

This first project is a gift tag. Uses 4 images from the set and I just hand drew a party hat and gift.  Just a little light humour for this one. 

This female image is bad ass!  And her stance just enhances this.  I put a wall between these 2 as I really don't think they get  

This one has the humour in it also.  This is what I call "special hugs".  A bit of sass for that friend we all 
Both these projects, I have use the Tim Holtz 3D embossing folder (rivots I think) on silver foil card.  Then rubbed black paint over it, then wiped off with a dry paper towel.  Gives that great industrial look and feel.  

The entire Kindred Stamps March release will be available Friday, March 22nd at 8am PST/11am EST. Be sure to check out the Kindred Stamps blog on Friday for the full product release as well as the complete line up of all the Kindred Stamps Design Team projects from release week! If you visit and comment on all of the designers' blogs this week, you could win $15 in Kindred Stamps shop credit! So join the Fan Club and release event, show the design team some love, and get ready to empty those wallets this Friday!

CDD Wedding and Non release

I have 2 projects to share with you today.  To start with I will share my wedding card.  
This image is from Wedding Day Digital Stamp.  I love this gorgeous couple.  You can change the hair to suit the couple and the colour of the card and flowers to suit the brides choice of colours (if you know them), or just your favourite colours, after all the card is from you.  

The second project is a non release card, but a different kind of folding one.  

When I cut an A4 piece of card in half to get my card base, instead of folding it in half I measured the half way point and folded the two sides in to meet in the middle.  Cut some patterned paper ti fit each panel.  The rectangle shape on the front is only adhered to one of these panels allowing the card to open from the centre.  
The tree trunk image is Growing Love and the cute bunny is Spring Friends. A great combo.  You could make this into an Easter card or even a welcome baby card.  Versatile images allow you do change it up to whatever is needed at the time!  Love it!

Don't forget to check out all the other fabulous projects from the other Design Team members over on the gallery page on FB.  The ideas are limitless.  

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

CDD gnome

I have another share today for you all.  This "sexy" gnome.  LOL  This is from the latest release from 
I had to go punny with these gorgeous little images.  How can you not!  

Spring Gnome
This fellow has a little more self confidence than me...hehe.  If these gnomes were in a animated show of their own I reckon this one would be the silent type.  Sweet and silent.  The foliage is from Inside Scallop Circle dies and the frame is Inside Scallop Rectangle dies

Don't forget Craftin Desert Diva's are having a challenge over on their FB page.  Go and check it out!  

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The Greatest Birthday

and welcome to project 2 of 3 for the versatile stamp set Come One Come All.
This card was inspired by all the circuses I visited when I was a child.  They were not my favourite thing (the smell was the worst! LOL) but I did enjoy seeing animals I would not normally get to see in my small home town.  
With every circus comes a Ringleader.  I always loved the rich colours of their costumes and the whole theater of being in front of a captivated audience.  

Doesn't he look smart in his tales and top hat!  After colouring his coat, I kept the rich red theme for the curtains and the gold for the tiebacks and the ropes holding onto the sentiment sign.

And to make the spotlight on him I simply cut out an oval shape and used it as a stencil with some white Kraft ink.  Then cut another stencil with 2 lines slowly meeting each other at the top, and used a little less ink this time.  
I also thought I would be clever and cut out his whip but as I was cutting I snipped some off.  Ooops!  LOL.  
Cannot wait to give this to my daughter.  I am sure she will love it!  

Thanks for looking 
Paper and Me

Superb Blue Wren

 Good Morning Everyone...
We have a great sponsor this week:

Beccy's Place has generously offered a $10AU Gift Voucher towards digital stamps in their store.

Here is sketch #555:

And here is my card.  I didn't quite stick with the sketch.  I removed a circle so I could make the most of this beautiful image of Superb Fairy Wren .

Being an Aussie I just love this image.  Beccy has soooo many gorgeous flora and fauna images. In fact most themes are covered.  This will not be the last image I use from this shop.  
In fact I have made another card using this image but will share another time.  

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a go at the challenge.  You have the chance to win a voucher from Beccy's!  

Hanging With My Gnomies

My Gnomies are here!!!  At first glance I was in luuuurve!  I don't think I own any gnome stamps.  But these are just too cute to go past.  
And there are so many gnome puns you can use.  
Here is my project using the new release images from Spring Gnome, from Craftin Desert Divas

The cutest gnome family around.  And there are so many accessories in this digital download.  The Mushroom house, little mushroom bunch and flowers and butterflies!  One of my favourite releases I reckon. 
Go and do yourself a favour and check them out! 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Happy Un-Birthday

I am in a sharing mood today...hehe.  Time for another project for Heartcraft Paper.

I am loving this months theme!  Many a book reader remembers this story from their childhood.
Me, the mushrooms scared  Those shrinking and enlarging abilities freaked me out.  Luckily I got over that.  So I got a little arty on this one. 

I was going to make the mushies all different colours but ended up just sticking to a simple colour theme.  These colours don't make them look very appertizing and that is the way I want it to 
The image I used was Alice.  Her eyes are just gorgeous! 

The sky is the limit with what you can do with this months release.  So much colour and randomness of objects is limitless.  There is no right or wrong that you can do with these images.  Why not pop on over and get one ( or all )  for yourself to play with.  You may just surprise yourself with what you come up with. 
Till next time...happy crafting!

Diva Wedding

Hi and welcome to another great release with Craftin' Desert Divas
This month is filled with the smell of spring.  Gnomes and weddings go hand in hand with this season.  
My first project for this months release is the wedding theme.  
So many images to choose from.  And the best thing is you can resize these digital images to suit your project.  Me?  I couldn't help myself.  I done the same project in 3 different colours.  Very much a CAS card so any skill level can make this.

I used some watercolour paper for the background and sponged on the oxide inks and spritzed with a little water and removed it with paper towel just to break up the smooth colour.  I love all 3 of these colour combo's ( no favourites, they are all my  

Keep an eye out as I will be sharing my next project very soon.  Meanwhile head on over to the FB CDD gallery and check out what the rest of the Design Team have come up with.  

Till next time, happy crafting!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Embrace What Makes You Different

Hi everyone and welcome to another day of creating!  
Today I got to play with the cute set Come One Come All. There is a lot you can do with this set.  Many different themes are possible.  Today I share 1 of 3 projects I have planned using this set.  I like to make sure I can make at least 3 to 4 different kinds of cards with a set before I purchase it.  And this set was easy to get those, and more!  

I love this little elephant.  He is a cutie!  This card is a CAS card but it gets straight to the point. This is for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider or not worthy.  We all have our moments of self doubt (raises hand), some more than others (raises hand again). 
This is for the beginner or advanced crafter.  I wanted this to be a kind of inspiration card.  One, someone could receive and maybe put in a frame to remind them that someone cared enough to make it for them and to remind them that they are unique and that is what makes them special.  
I think we all need reminding sometimes that what makes us different is not always a bad thing.  Be kind to yourself, you deserve it!  
And don't be afraid to have a go. 

Thanks for looking

Monday, March 4, 2019

Love Papernest Dolls

Back again to share today my latest project for Artistic Inspirations.  
This months sponsor is Papernest Dolls.

You can find all the other DT members projects Here.

And here is the gorgeous girl I got to use.

I kept this card bright and cheerful.  How can you not "Love "this cutie! 
Love Lulu is her name.  And Love is her game!  lol. 
I am so lucky to get the chance to colour the Papernest Dolls images by playing along with these challenges.  So if you want your chance to win, why not play along yourself.  Click the link at the top of this post to check out all the details. 
Till next time!

Friday, March 1, 2019


Hi and welcome to another great release for Heartcraft Paper.

We have some exciting images for you this month. Can you guess the theme?

I loved colouring this crazy looking fellow, The Hatter.   And another great thing, the  sentiment comes with him!
We have a blog hop going on right now.  So if you would love to see the other images from the release, click on the link below.

This one - Inlinkz Link Party

and you will see all the blogs listed to visit.  
See you there!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Bunny Jelly Bean Take 2

Back again!  This one is for all the purple lovers out there. 

Bunny Jelly Bean  is a handsome little fellow.  So I kept this card very simple.The only thing I used other than the image that you would need to purchase is the bow die (Scallop Circle die).  You don't need a lot of products to make a good looking card.  The patterned paper was just a scrap I had.  And the sequins are just some leftovers.  You can colour the image with whatever medium you have, pencils, markers etc.  Your choice!  
Back to the craftroom for some more creating!  Till next time.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Bunny Coffee Cup

Todays theme for the Craftin Desert Diva's Design team was pastel.  I am not used to this but I have to say....I am loving it!  

This is the Bunny Coffee Cup.  I seem to have a thing for purple lately, as you can see.  The sentiment is just one I done in the Word program. 
I coloured each bunny cup, (the back 2 are printed directly onto the card like the sentiment).  The others I cut out and added them in the triangle formation. 
Kept it clean and simple.  Sometimes that is most effective. 

Thanks for looking!  Happy crafting.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Bunny Basket

Welcome to another day of sharing!  Today I share with you a nice simple Easter card. 

I love everything about this card.  The image, Bunny Basket Scene, the bright paper, the scallop circle with leaves ( Scallop circle )and the bling of the bow (Scallop Rectangle).  And if you look close enough you can see the little sequin heart (Pink Heart Sequins) on the belly of the bunny.  
Coloured the image in bright colours to match the paper.  Who wouldn't love to receive this with some yummy chocolate!  
Till next time!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Irish Kiss

Today I am sharing my latest project for Heartcraft Paper.  This image is not a new release but it is a newbie in the shop.  Kelly Freis!  I am not Irish myself (maybe a few generations back) but I did love colouring this one in.

I seem to be leaning towards colouring red heads.  I drew in the pupils and coloured the in the same colour as her dress.  The background is sponged with Squeezed lemonade oxide and mowed lawn oxide.  The bookmark die is an MFT one.  The ribbons were just ones I had on hand and they matched perfectly.  Now to find some recipients for these cuties.  

Thanks for looking!  Happy crafting.  

Long Hair, Don't Care

Hello and welcome to another great release from Kindred Stamps.

Today I am showcasing the set "Long Hair, Don't Care" and the digital tower image that you can purchase. Without further ado here are my creations!

All images of the castle were printed in grey rather than black so when I used my copics on top the lines kind of disappeared giving it the no line look.

In this first one I made the tower really big and cropped it so I only got a little more than the doorway on the card front.  It matches in with the size of the stamped images. 

Similar to the first one, I made the tower large and only used the bottom this time so the characters are on the ground next to it.  

This last one I printed it fully onto a whole piece of A4 cardstock and made a fold out card.  Just follow the pics to see how it opens. 

In this photo the horse and chameleon images fold out from behind the sentiment panel.  

I did do a sort of step by step of the colour of the castle and where to cut the full size sheet and score for the folds.  I may show that in a few days time.  But for now I hope you enjoyed the projects made for the set "Long Hair, Don't Care" 

The entire Kindred Stamps February release will be available Friday, February 22nd at 8am PST/11am EST. Be sure to check out the Kindred Stamps blog on Friday for the full product release as well as the complete line up of all the Kindred Stamps Design Team projects from release week! If you visit and comment on all of the designers' blogs this week, you could win $15 in Kindred Stamps shop credit! So join the Fan Club and release event, show the design team some love, and get ready to empty those wallets this Friday!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sometimes No Words Are Needed

Hi all.
I am excited to share with you this card I made using the Galactic Adventures stamp set. 

I managed to get the faceted heart die and thought it would be perfect to use with these two characters. I  sponged the creases with ink that matched the card.   I did trim it down to stick it to the card front.  The stencil is one I spotted when I was in the shops one day, ( I don't get to go to physical craft shops much) but when I saw this stencil I knew what stamp set I was going to use with it.  First off I tried it on white card, and it just didn't look right.  Then I used my Oxide inks on the black card and it looked fab!!!  Just the look I was going for. 
Then it was just a matter of adhering everything together.  I chose not to add a sentiment as sometimes you don't need words.  And I think the heart is big enough to say everything that is needed. 
And a  little bonus the heart is hollow underneath so you can hide or add anything else you want.  Just like this cheeky furry character.  LOL

Thank you so much for checking out my project!  I hope you have a great crafty day!
Tania xx
Paper and Me

Bunny Jellybean

Sharing today another great image from the Craftin Desert Diva's February release.  This image is Bunny Jellybean Work.  

Here in Australia we have a chocolate brand that uses similar colours to this.  So I had to use the for Easter.  
I printed the bunny image onto cardstock, and coloured using BV04 BV01 BV00 BV000 and  BV0000.  The green is YG25 and the sing is E81 and E83.  I ripped a piece of paper in  a line.  Then used it as a stencil to sponge inn the grass with Mowed Lawn  Oxide ink.  
I had printed out a few extra eggs from Easter image and coloured them, cut them out and added them to the card.  
The sentiment is just one I printed using the Word program.  
I am liking this colour combo more and more.  
Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the release!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Cupcake Saturday

 Good Morning Everyone and Happy Saturday!
We have a great sponsor this week:

The Paper Nest Dolls has lots of fantastic stamps, digis and more! Here is their blog.

The Paper Nest Dolls has generously offered digital stamps of the winner's choice.

Here is Sketch #551

And here is my project

This gorgeous girl is called Cupcake Avery .  Just for something a little different I went warm tones.  Something I don't do very often but I can see that I will use it more in the future.  And I love the red tones in her hair.  Plaits look sooo good. 
Thank you for checking out my little creation. 
Have a great crafty day. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Bunny Basket Scene

My share today is from Craftin Desert Diva's  February digital release.  
This image is Bunny Basket Scene.  

I done something a little different.  I made up some special little place cards for our Easter lunch.  I printed out the images and drew a rectangle around the images.  I used a pen knife to cut around the top of the head and ears so they popped up when creasing the mountain fold in.  I also trimmed around the flowers and egg on the right hand side to make it look like they are hanging off the edge.
Coloured all the images the same except for the ear bow.  We have 3 girls and 2 boys for the lunch so coloured the bows pink and blue respectively.  I also added a little bit of coloured card on the bottom to match said bows.  And to finish off a gem in the centre of each bow.

So you can use the images for anything, not just cards, and resize them to match your project.

Thanks for looking!  Happy crafting.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Easter Chick

Today I am sharing my latest project for the Heartcraft Paper's February Release.  This one is called Easter Chick.

I chose this image as I love to colour in weaved baskets.  They are very simple to colour and have that wow factor when done.  
I coloured the image up and trimmed it.  Then I hand drew in the sewn border. I printed the easter sentiment that comes with the image.  I trimmed it down to banner size and adhered with a foam mount tape.  I had a physical stamp of an easter egg so I randomly stamped the front of the card.  Randomly added some some enamel accents and sequins.  

Don't forget to check out the latest release and get ready early for Easter.  
Thanks for looking!  

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Together We Rule

Hi, and welcome to another project share for Kindred Stamps.  Today I am sharing with you a card I made using Galactic Adventure The Sequel.  A timeless favourite of many.  This is a project for the beginner to experienced.  

Just grab some of that galaxy patterned paper ( or make one yourself!) and cut it to fit a black card and adhere to the front.  Colour in the moon and the character.  If you need help with the colours I have a step by step on my blog on how to colour him.  I drew a little handrawn planet, for this character to stand on, on grey card and cut out and added it to the front.  
I white embossed the sentiment from the set onto black card and trimmed it to size and foam mounted it to the front.  A very simple card but very effective.  I love using these sets.  The ideas of how to use them are endless!
Thanks for looking!  

Monday, February 4, 2019

Two Hearts

Hi all.  Today I am sharing with you my creation for the challenge blog Artistic Inspirations

The image I used is Two Hearts with Rose

I got a little arty with this one. Firstly I heat embossed a background stamp, onto gloss card, with white embossing powder.  Then I used distress oxide in purple and when dry I used Distress Glaze Medium over the top to bring out the colour.  
I coloured the image with my copics and again white embossed the sentiment and placed it over the top.  Mounted this onto matching purple card. And voila!  

Don't forget to check out the blog and have a go yourself.  
Happy crafting.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Foxy Love


Welcome back!  Today I am sharing my latest project for Craftin' Desert Divas.

This project is part of the CDD Design Team Red/pink theme. And the image I used today is Valentine's Fox 

A very simple card to make.  I used the Scallop on the inside rectangle die for the frame.  I coloured up the Fox with my Copic markers.  Now see those tiny dots of red around him?  I just used my red pen to add those.  A very effective background without overpowering the main image.  Added a few rhinestones for some bling and just mounted on white card then add it to a red card front.  Very simple Valentines card for a very lucky recipient. 

Thanks for looking!  Happy crafting.  

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Sakura Cherry Blossom

Happy Saturday Sketchers!
We one of our favorite super fun sponsors this week, Star Stampz!
The prize this week:
3 digis of the winner's choice from the Star Stampz store!.

Here is sketch #549:

And my project

The image I used is Sakura Cherry Blossom. She is just the cutest! 

I did tweak the sketch just a  wee bit, but I did keep everything there. 

Thanks for looking.  Happy Crafting!

Galactic Gifts

Welcome, welcome!  It has take me 2 years to get around to making this project.  That long I had forgotten where the pattern is that I saved for  So I had to make it from scratch.  
I am sure the pattern was much larger than this but I made it custom to fit our little heroin.  And the box to fit the little surprise inside.  I am sure the original idea was for the box to contain a little gift or treat but serves as an explosion box on a mini scale. 
All I did was cut the card to size (for the character) and then cut a square from the right hand side.  Covered the front with patterned paper (used the square cut out for the front of the box.  I custom made a little box to sit inside the square cut out.  
I did not glue the side of the box together as I wanted the sides to fall down, but the lid has had all of its sides down so you just lift it nicely off the top.  Also the box was made big enough for the little character to hide inside. Something you can omit if you wish to fill it with something else.  
I put my thinking cap on to come up with something else other than a bow to put on the lid but the thinking cap was on the fritz!  LOL  The bow still works though.  
Thank you so much for checking my project out.  You should really have a go and share your projects on the Kindred Stamps FB fan page.  
Happy Crafting.

Queen Of Hearts

Back again with a shaker card this time!  I haven't made many of these but I thought this fitted this character perfectly.  Queen o...