Saturday, March 25, 2023

Sketch Saturday #722


We are back with another cool challenge from 

Here is this fortnight's sketch
And the optional twist is use buttons
I chose not to do the optional twist this time. 

The stamp is out of a Stampin Up set 
He's All That. The dies around the sentiment are from the matching die set to the stamps and a circle die from my stash.  
The gear die is a random one from my stash that I never labelled (naughty me).  I die cut it out of copper cardstock to match the copper grid on the patterned paper in the background (also Stampin Up but a retired one from many years ago).  I kept the little circles from the die cut copper cardstock and added the around the bottom right to fill in the little space.  Men don't necessarily want sequins on their cards.  Worked out great.  
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.  Hope you can join us on this challenge. 
Happy crafting!

Monday, March 20, 2023



I am back sharing with you another project for
Really ramping up the Easter cards now!  

Today I am using 

Peyton's Painted Eggs

After doing the gnomes the other week, i have really gotten into more of the pastel colour palette.
This project is very CAS (clean and simple)
I did very little shading on the image at all.  Just a little on Peyton.  All the paint is just one copic colour each.  I did not want to get too technical as it is a busy image and wanted to keep it simple.  
The background is just a couple of oxide inks to keep with the colour scheme.  Oxide help to soften the colour theme (for me anyway)  
Hard to tell but I did use a coloured cardstock for the base of the card but it is a very soft purple so blended a little in with the white card once I had finished editing the picture. 
Thanks for stopping by.  For more inspiration pop into the Ink N Splatter Facebook page.  The DT have some awesome projects in there. 
Happy crafting!

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

March Release


It is Beat Paper release time!
This is a second part release for their 

Paper Doll  set

My project for this actually uses a mix of both sets.

This project shows 3 different levels of outfits.  And the sentiment says that no matter what you wear, we love you.  
You can dress her up or dress her down depending on what you need the card for.  
This is one of the many reasons digi images are so versatile.  Especially this set.  

Thank you for stopping by.  Don't forget to look up the FB group for more inspiration. 
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Ink N Splatter March Release


It is that time again with 
and today my project is using one of a few sets they have released.

Easter Bunnies

Sometimes it is impossible to send chocolate or Easter treats through the mail.  So as well as sending a card I like to make some little items for the nieces and nephews.  
I do bookmarks as well as notebooks like above.  
I used some of the papers from the 
and coloured up some of the cute images (also if you look around the notebooks you will see more images from the release!) 
I find kids love a cute notebook they can scribble or do some drawings in.  
Don't forget to stop by our FB page and see more inspiration from our fantastic DT.  
Happy crafting!

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Hatsune Miku

 Hi everyone. 

Today I am sharing a project I have made.    

I have used an image from 

Beat Paper

My daughter said that this character is very popular so I have given it a go.  

Hatsune Miku

I thought I would even get the daughter to have a go as well, as this was her suggestion after all. 

I love the background on this.  So many little elements.  So here are a few pictures that will help you in replicating it. (and great for me to refer back to down the track!)

Firstly grab your colour and cut out image, the card base and a card front.

Then I took some star dies and cut out some out using spare white card stock.  Then I added some double sided tape to the back of these.

Next I placed them on the black card to work out the positioning I wanted.  Peeled the cover off the double sided tape and place them in the corresponding position on the white card.

Next I used some oxide ink and rubbed over and around the arranged stars.  Once done, I peeled them off .

Next I grabbedsome black, silver matte foil card, and some powder blue cardstock and randomly cut them into different thicknesses, lengths and angled ends.  Arranged them on the background until I was happy with them.  

Then I adhered them all down.  

Added some gems for some bling.  Popped the image and the sentiment.  And now you have the finished product. 

I am loving all the different backgrounds you can come up with for these character of Beats.  
So until next time
happy crafting!

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Lovable Panda's

Now I have shown many a time my love for bookmarks.  And today I am going to do it again!
This time instead of using my oxide inks for the background, I have used
from their latest release.  
And the image I focused on was the Panda holding a heart from 

I thought my youngest could give these to her friends.  A little late Valentines present.  
The ways of using these papers is endless (not just for cards)
Thanks for stopping by and 
happy crafting!

Friday, February 24, 2023

Sketch Saturday #720


                                                               Time is going by so quickly.  

We are now up to our 4th sketch already with 

Sketch Saturday

and the optional twist is
Feature an animal image.  

Now you will notice that I have changed the sketch slightly.  I have it in portrait and let the geometrical shape take up the whole card front instead. 
I used 2 different alcohol pearl inks for the background.  The great thing about using pink and blue, when mixed together they give you purple  so that is why you see some of that there.  
The stamp set is on old one from My Favourite Things.  A Birdie Brown design. 
Spring Gnomes.  Not sure if you can buy it still but it is one of my favourites. 
Kept with a simple colour palette.  
The sentiment is one I printed using my Word document.  Comes in handy when you cannot find the perfect one you are looking for.  
Don't forget to play along with us over as SS.  We love seeing what everyone comes up with. 
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

P.S. I Love You


I am here today to share a little project I made using 
Ink N Splatter

And I also used a page from the 
I love the green and pink combo of the paper so I kept that themed when colouring.
And I also included a sentiment down the side of the image.  Not a normal place to put it but fitted nicely just there.  
Thank you for popping by and don't forget to join us in the Facebook group to share your project using 
Ink N Splatter products. 
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Beat Paper February Release

Time again for another inspiring release from 

They have 2 new release packages this month and the one I chose to play with is

As I wanted the images to be the star I kept the background very simple.  
I used Mowed Lawn Oxide Ink on the top and bottom of the front panel, then ruled a black line to keep the edge tidy.  
Coloured the images up and cut them all out and played with placement until I was happy.
I used my Word Document to print the sentiment.  I downloaded a free font from DaFont.  
The Wild Breath Of Zelda font.  
Fitted in perfect for the theme.
Thank you so much for popping by.
Happy crafting!

Monday, February 13, 2023

INS Colour Challenge


Hello!  I am posting today a challenge currently being held over in the 

Ink n Splatter Facebook page

Colour challenge as well as keeping it CAS (clean and simple)

I have used a stamp from their current new release this month 

This colours are not quite exact but close enough.  It needed something a little extra without being too much so some random diecuts from white cardstock done the trick, as well as some pearls.  
Just in time for Valentines day or even just to let someone know you love them.  
Happy crafting!

Friday, February 10, 2023

Sketch Saturday #719


That time again.  Let us get our mojo on with 

Sketch Saturday

Here is this weeks sketch 

And the optional twist this time is
use an old stamp. 
So maybe a set you have not played with in a very long time?  I know I am guilty of set neglect...hehe

Spoiler!  I did not use an old set.  I actually used a brand newie.  This is a digital image I bought from Amanda Jayne's Etsy shop.  It is a  Quokka (a very cute Aussie animal). 
The bundle had 27 gorgeous little images with a different theme to each.  This one suited this time of year so I went for it. 
The gum leaves in the background are an old stamp from Uniquely Creative.  As is the little gum leaf branch to the left, which replaces the 3 stripes.  
I kept the heart on the right but omitted the bow and the scallop at the bottom of the sketch.  I used red for the dirt under his feet as we have some of the most beautiful colours to choose from here in Oz.  
Our sporting colours used to be green and gold so I stuck with those for the Easter Eggs.  
Thank you for joining me today and hope to see you playing along with us and sharing your creations. 
Happy crafting! 

Sunday, January 29, 2023



Hi all.  Today I am sharing a project using another of Beat Paper's characters from her Naruto set.
I have taken some photo's of a step by step on how I done the background.  I love making my own backgrounds.  Sometimes you just cannot find what you need from patterned paper.  

First off I google the character to get an idea for her colours.  Then I go through my copic swatch book and match up as best I can.  

I also found Oxide inks that would complement the project.

Over the holiday break I like to do a lot of designing.  Back to basics as such.  Here is one of my sketches I came up with and went with that.  

Mask off where you want to do your first colour 

Then sponge that. 

Mask off for the second colour

And so on until you have done all your background to how you want it. 

 Then I used my word document to come up with the perfect sentiment.  Sometimes we have projects and never have quite the right wording or font we are after. 

And here is the final result.  I added some Glossy Accents to finish her off.  
This is the character main mantra so it fits perfectly with the theme
Thank you for stopping by and
happy crafting!

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Sketch Saturday #718


Back again with another great sketch with 

Sketch Saturday

Don't forget we have the optional twist if you want something else to play along with. 

and the optional twist is
Celebrate love - valentines day, anniversary etc.  

This card is a little different for me.  I don't normally do Christian/religious cards. I have over the years been asked for them with my stall so I figured I really should make some so they are available.  
I like how simple this sketch is and yet it adds so much to the card.  
This set is from Stampin Up's new Mini Catalogue.  
Rejoice In Him.  
The dove and the palm will be able to be used in many other themed cards so it can be a versatile set.  
Thank you for popping by and hope to see you playing along with us.  
Happy crafting!

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Beat Paper January Release

Hello and welcome to another great monthly release from

This release includes the last 4 images for the zodiac collection and also 

I played with the latter. 

I cannot tell you how many times I watched this movie as a kid.  I know, I am showing my age.  I even remember when my mum took me to the old walk in theatre to watch this.  Dad had the sound track on vinyl and I knew every word, so here I was a little primary school kid singing every word to every song.  Still love it to this day.  
I kept this project fairly simple as I really wanted you to focus on the characters.  Beat Paper has done an awesome job on these.  The car is just a stamp from my stash. 
Stop by and check out her shop.  She has such an awesome array of images to choose from.  You are sure to find something you like.   
Thank you for popping by.  
Happy crafting!

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Sweet November Stamps


Hi again!  I am here today sharing my second project as a Guest DT member for their Valentines release.

I was lucky enough to play with the Rose with a Rose image.    

And here she is.  Honestly this project, again, does not just need to be a valentine.  Could be given to anyone you love.  
I used a digital background that also comes from Sweet November.  Turns out they are encouraging everyone to use what is in your stash.  This is in my stash from last time I guest designed with them.
The sentiment is actually one this I cut in half so as not to cover up the image.  I think it looks alright separated.  
Thank you for popping by.  
Happy crafting!

Sketch Saturday #717

Hi and welcome to our first challenge for 2023. 
This year not only do we have a cool sketch each fortnight but to add a little something we have thrown in a twist as.  This is purely optional.  It is so those that have entered can then enter again using the twist!  
Here is this fortnighs sketch.
and the optional twist is, use a brand new stamp that you have never used before.  

Now I know I have a ton of stamp sets I have never used.  

Here is my take.  Now you will notice I omitted a circle on either side.  My dies were way too big for me to fit another one on either side so I left them blank.  
The clock die is from a really old set I found in a craft shop, made by docrafts.  The patterned paper in the back, again something from my stash that I have had for years, maybe an old Kaisercraft one, not to sure.  
The stamp sets for this are from 
and they are
2 of my favourite sets.  I use these so much!

Now as you can see I did not use the twist this time around.  You never know I may use it in another challenge.  Don't forget to play along with us as we love to see everyones take on the sketch.  

Happy crafting!


Sketch Saturday #722

  We are back with another cool challenge from  Sketch Saturday Here is this fortnight's sketch And the optional twist is use buttons I ...