Monday, September 9, 2019

Rock On

Hi again!  
Today I got a chance to play with my Kindred Stamp set,
Rock On , from my personal stash.  

Kindred Stamps, Rock On stamp set, Australia

I will be making a few of these for the Fandom part of my stall, so stay tuned for more cards using these fab images.  

Here is card number one!


I used the POP ART as my inspiration for this one.  This was fun to do as well as a little challenging.  The galaxy background is the Altenew Nebula washi tape.  This stuff is a must!!!

I have added the links with the names of products for your convenience.  Dawn Lewis will definitely look after you if you are after these items.  

Don't forget there will be more projects using this set to come over the next few days.  
Till then......

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

I'm Wishing

Wow!  Where did that 2 weeks go?  
I have had this coloured up for the whole time but never got around to taking a photo to share.  
Never mind that it is here now though!

I'm Wishing

 I am loving documenting these sets.  
When I go away on holidays I always like to take something away with me to colour.  This will save me taking ALL of my markers with me as I will now know what I need.  Hehe. 
Thanks for popping in!  

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Sneak Peek

Sharing a quick pic of what set I am colouring up next!  
I done the girls 7 friends already.  Now it is her turn.  


Full reveal next week!  Who doesn't like a weekend of colouring?  Me!  I LOVE IT!  lol.               Stay tuned.  


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Working Wednesday

Well today is Working Wednesday.  I had planned on taking some photo's of my work in progress but seeing as half my room is chaos I think I should do a tidy up.  

What do you reckon?


I don't think I should make the photo extra large as you can see there is no room left to put anything....lol.  At least I will be in the craftroom...right?  

Monday, August 19, 2019

Technique Tuesday

 Welcome to my first Technique Tuesday.  
This is where I will take a stamp set (for now my Kindred Stamps sets as I have so many that need to be inked and colour coded), and stamp them into my notebooks and record all the colours needed for them.  So handy to have for future references. 

The set I am sharing with you today is Arabian Nights.  A set I have been promising to share for a few weeks now but life seemed to have other plans for my time...hehe.  Is it just me or has this year just flown?  We have been non stop since Easter and only just now am I catching my breath. Only 127 days till Christmas folks!  Ouch!


I really need to buy another camera. This ipad thing is just not working for me but it will do in a pinch.  

I will be sharing a sneak peak, later this week, of the next set I am colouring up. So stay tuned!     


Sunday, August 18, 2019

First Moody Monday

Today I am starting a new thing (well for me).  To get me to keep creating on a more consistent basis I have headed over to Pinterest and perused their long, long, long colour combo inspirational pages.  Each week I will pick one (and ones that I am not used to so as to challenge myself) and share that pic and then a project I have come up with that uses said combo's.  

Here is my first one


I cannot remember ever using these colours together before so this was an interesting challenge for me.  I will admit, this did cause me some trouble.  Using more than 3 colours to combine together can do my head in.  But here you are!



Stamps used were MFT, Altenew and Clearly Besotted and the colour coded tag is from Waffle Flower and their latest release.  I can see me doing this more often for my projects! 

If you would like to join in with me that would be great.  Go to my Facebook Page and find the above pictures and share yours in the comments underneath.  I would love to see what you come up with! 
Tomorrow I am sharing my colour combo's for Technique Tuesday.
Hope you can join me.  

Friday, August 16, 2019

Happy Birthday

Hi and welcome back to my little corner of the cyber world. 
Today I am playing with a kit kindly sponsored by Scrappin Fun Kits.  Another great pop culture themed one.  


I am still getting used to using my kids ipads to take photo's as my camera has decided to die on me.  
I have used the grey mottled patterned paper from the kit, die cut it in the bottom right corner with one of Tim Holtz's distress dies. 
 Added this to a black card front.  Then I added the planet post it to the top left corner (love this item.  Who knew it existed!!).  I used my Stampin Up Stitched dies to cut out the image from a paper napkin from the kit and mounted that on the next size up die black card.
  
I add the "Star Wars "confetti pieces to the underside to only show one line of the word both top and bottom.  Added the little circle pic on the right bottom and just a very simple Happy Birthday to finish it off.  

IF you would like this kit you can grab it from Here.  Keep an eye out for another project with this kit coming soon to a galaxy near you!  

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Wishing Princess Friends

Hello cyber world!  
It has been a while.  Too long.  I have missed posting (believe it or not!).  Once all my Design Team terms ended I was concentrating on my Pop Culture stall for a local event we have, where I live, every year.  And then I took a week off.  Phew.  The short break done wonders for my crafting battery (hehe). 


I did say I would share all the colouring from this, that I challenged myself over 30 days to do.  I will do that, but first I am sharing a new digi set from  Kindred Stamps called




Aren't these little guys the cutest!  And for those that would like the copic colour combo's I have a photo below with all listed.  This is something I am doing with all my KS sets.  It is handy to have when I need to colour up more characters without the time consuming part of trying to pic the combo's I need.  


Digital images are so easy to use.  This set has all of them on the one PDF page.  Simply download, print and colour away.  No editing needed as they are sized perfectly to go with the
 I'm Wishing set.  No muss, no fuss!

Thank you for taking the time to check out this moody lot.  I can so relate to nearly all of these daily, can you? lol
Have a great crafty day my friends!

Friday, June 21, 2019

30 Day Colour Challenge

I have been so busy colouring for the upcoming FraserPop Culture Festival that I have forgotten to share some of my work.
So here goes.  

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3
 

Day 4
 

Day 5

Day 6
 

Day 7

Not only do I colour up this example but I make multiples of each (from 5 to 20 depending on the character).  That is a lot of colouring.  This month is going to be a very productive one!  

If you want to follow the daily posts on FB you can find me here!

Will share tomorrow the next 7 days.  
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Mermaids

Hi eveyone. I am back today with some CAS style cards using the mermaid images I coloured (in another post) from Craftin Desert Divas





All four of these images are available over in the Craftin Desert Divas Digital section.  

The background I used Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch oxides on watercolour paper.  The sentiments are just simple ones I printed out from a Word document.  I matched up the base card with each mermaid to give them an individual look.  Any mermaid lover would be more than happy to receive one of these!  

Have a great crafty day!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Swing time

Sharing my last new release project for this Summer Games digital set from Craftin Desert Divas

I was messing around with colour combo's with my oxides and this one caught my eye.


Isn't she just gorgeous!  It is almost like a sunset in the background.  
I used the Torn Paper Dies ( rectangle shape and the hooray) and the leaves from Inside Scallop Dies 

Threw on a few gems and printed out a simple Happy Birthday sentiment.  Very easy card to copy.  Even for a beginner  

Happy Crafting!

It's About Time

It is Artistic Inspiration time again.  And this image is soooo cool!

This months sponsor is Ikes Art.  And this image Warped Time fitted in nicely with my pop culture challenge this month.  


This is a very simple card to make.  I printed out the picture then coloured all the alternating tiles black.  Then I cut slits around the clock to allow the coloured images to slip underneath.  These images are from Kindred Stamps It's About Time set.  It is amazing what we can use from our stash to make the perfect card.  
If you click the link above for the Artistic Inspiration challenge, you can play along and maybe win yourself some digi's!  
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Colour Challenge

To those that know me, you will know that I love my fandoms.  And I am a huge fan of Kindred Stamps.  I am currently prepping for a Pop Culture Festival our local high school organizes as part of their business courses. It is an excellent weekend of people enjoying themselves and looking/participating in all sorts of events and displays.

I have my little stall filled with cards, and other handmade goodies.  I am challenging myself this month to colour everyday for 30 days to have everything ready in time for the July event.  Every week I will post what I have done for the whole 7 days, just so I can prove I can do this.  I am hoping also to cut every image out as well on the daily basis so July can be assembly of said goodies. 

Here is the first image I have done.  This will give you an idea of what is to come.  
Happy Crafting!


Mermaids

I am back again but this time I am sharing some colour combinations for Crafting Desert Divas.  
I have used all four of the amazing mermaids they have.  

Here are the links to the girls (but probably not in any particular order)




Saturday, June 1, 2019

Flying High!

We are flying high today!  Hehe.  Having fun again with Crafting Desert Divas Digital image
Summer Games.  I have to say my favourite image is the little puppy.  He is just gorgeous!


The digital images in this set are great for kids cards.  And I was in need of some of those.  Always handy to have for kids partiies.  But that puppy is good for any dog lover.  

Don't forget to follow us over on the Facebook page for more inspiration with this set.  Happy crafting!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Hooray!

Sharing again today another project done for Craftin Desert Divas

This time I used not only the girl blowing bubbles, but I used the puppy (he is sooo cute!) and the flower with butterfly images from Summer Games.


I used the "hooray" from the Torn Paper Die and a square die from Pocket Pieces HI Dies for the trio pictures.  Then just mounted those on purple cardstock and trimmed to leave a thin border.  
I love this little card.  Very bright and cheerful.  And what little girl wouldn't love purple and a puppy pic!  
Have a great day!

Saturday, May 25, 2019

LeAnnes World 101


Happy Saturday Sketchers!
We have a super fun sponsor this week, LeAnn's World 101!!


The prize this week:
digi prize pack from the LeAnn's World 101 store!

Here is sketch #565:



I love  this so much!!!  It was just one of those projects that fell into place.  Even the colours are not my normal go to, but they work so well.  
The image I used was Leannes Party .
Don't forget to play along with sketch for your chance to win!

Hi

I been very busy working behind the scenes getting some projects done for this months
 Craftin Desert Divas May release. 

It is spring time in the northern hemisphere (here in Australia we on our way to winter!) and these images play a big part of kids enjoying the warmer weather.  
Summer Games Digi Stamp is a gorgeous little set with so many images.  Making it a very economical set.  


I did get a little tricky and added a stump image from another digi set, Growing Love.  
I printed out two lots of bubbles from this girl image to add a few more to the card.  The hexagonal cut out  has the center piece actually adhered to the inside of the card for a window effect.  
And don't worry if you don't have a cloud stencil.  Tear some paper into strips and use those to mask off areas.  Can make for great random shapes.  
Keep checking out the FB page for more great projects using this new release set.  I know I am!

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

Springtime

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

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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

Unicone

Hi! 
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 stars...lol )  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. 




Rock On

Hi again!   Today I got a chance to play with my Kindred Stamp set, Rock On  , from my personal stash.   I will be making a few...