Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Pumpkin Spice


Ink N Splatter have just release their September released
These gorgeous little gnomes are gnome for the Thanksgiving holidays.  
My project I hope reflects this.  
and matching papers for the season

I rolled a bunch of serviettes (might be napkins in your part of the world) and used the pattern paper as a belly band around them all.  Then I coloured up the image, hand cut them out and adhered it to the front of the belly band.  I nice little addition to any table setting.  

We here is Australia do not celebrate Thanksgiving and we are coming into Spring quite nicely.  This will be used at out next BBQ.  Great way to make our craft supplies stretch into everyday events.  

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you liked my project.  

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Little Boy Boo's


Gee that week went quick!  I am back sharing another project for 

I am playing with 
Little Boy Boos stamp set

I just love this months papers so much.  These ones are from 

I decorated a little caldron I have had for years.  Could be used for trick or treating but our kids are too old for that.  So it sits in my craft room so I decorated it.  I put a belly band all the way around with matching papers too.  
And isn't the little Frankie just the cutest!  I coloured him in traditional halloween colours.  Love the combinations.  Threw in a spooky tree that is highlighted by that beautiful starry paper behind it and a few cobwebs.  
Thank you for stopping by.  Be sure to check out all the other great inspiration from the DT on the Facebook page.  
Happy crafting!

Saturday, September 9, 2023



I am finally back playing along with our 
Sketch Saturday challenge!

This challenge we also have a twist use Red, Yellow and Blue as your Colours

I gave the optional twist a go this time around too.  

When I have been creating cards not for a Design Team project I have been going through my stash to revisit or use for the first time, sets that just waiting to be used.  This one is an oldy but a goodie.  
Building Blocks from Kindred Stamps
The colour theme really plays well with this set. Just the right project for any lego fan.  
Don't forget to play along with us.
Happy crafting!  

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Gnome Magic


More Halloween inspiration coming your way.  
release is awesome for this.  
As an Aussie, Halloween is becoming more and more popular.  
We live out of town so we do not get any trick or treaters.  But that does not stop me from playing with these cute images.  And I have to say, I am loving the colour combo's from the paper pack 
Purples and greens.

The sentiment is not from this set.  It is one from my stash that I thought would suit this magical gnome, who is from the stamp set 
I reckon he could even be the gnome version of  Dumbledore!  Not exactly him, but close enough.  
I added the bright green border around the sentiment to match the green in the pattern paper.  Threw on some cobwebs and gems and you have yourself magical goodness.  
Thank you for popping by and I hope all you US crafters enjoy your spooky night!
Happy crafting! 

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Gone Batty!


Back again with this months new release from

This week I had the chance to play with Little Boys Boos Halloween :stamp set. 

If you cannot tell, I really loved this page from the Paper pack

I started with the black cardstock for the base.  Then a layer of white to lighten the card a little.  Then I trimmed the paper to fit.  
Coloured up a trio of Bats.  These I popped using foam mounts.  Don't you just love their little faces? 
I do!
Cut out the "BOO"  and gave them some evil eyes to finish off.  The perfect addition to add a little more spook!
Thank you for popping in and don't forget to join us over in the FB Community for more inspiration.  
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Halloween Gnomes


Whoohoo!  New release time for 

Halloween is the theme.  We are getting in early (doesn't hurt). 

I am sharing a little bit of a decor project. 

Halloween Gnomes Stamp set
 is what I have used on this cute little decoration.  I have used 2 of the 3 gnomes.  The pumpkin is from a set I already had in my stash.  
I kept the colour scheme the same as the picture inside the frame.  This is from the Paper Pack 
I am in love with this pack.  There is even a purple hued image, same as above.  I love how there is a scene in this set.  You can make your own little spooky tale if you wanted to.  
I used an old Memory Box Spiderweb die for the edges.  I thought about going with a black frame but then the spiderwebs would never have shown.  I could have gone white with them I guess but I like the white frame.  Keeps it fun with the gnomes.  

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Blue Birthday Kitties


Hi again!  I thought this week I would play along with the FB colour challenge 
has going on this month. 
So I got out my paper pack and had a flick through.  Picked out 2 different patterns.  Now I layered one on top of the other.  Very unusual for me.  I do struggle to use more than one pattern paper on a project so this is good practice for me.  

Added a bit of bling with the silver glittered balloons.  I omitted using gems/sequins for this one.  Kept it very simple.  
The stamp set used was
and the paper pack was 

The sentiment is also from this set.  I stamped it in blue to match and fussy cut around it and popped it center to the image.  
Thank you for popping in and have a gander at my project.  
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Waves and Sporty Pups


Ink N Splatter time again folks. 
I played with the same puppy as last time  He is my favourite from this set. 
I even found a die in my stash that reminds me of waves so I used that on the patterned paper
You could even say he is going down a slide. 

I even loosely played along with the new colour challenge for this month.

Thank you for stopping by. 

Happy crafting!

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Pop Up Hatsune Miku


I am finally playing with my 

Beat Paper

images and having so much fun at the same time.  

I love making pop up cards and thought I would give it a go with 

Hatsune Miku 

The key to making a good pop up is the colour palette.  It is very easy with Beats images.  The bright turquoise colour really pops on the black and white background. 

And as you can see I love to fussy cut.  But there is no stopping anyone from using a cutting machine.  Sometimes a white outline can really make an image pop!

I have 3 cross pieces in my pop ups. But to add a little bit more you can stick an image on the front of the card.  Just as long it doesn't go outside the front panel width.  That way it won't hang out when you collapse the card and fits nicely in your envelope.  

 Also I will share my Copic combo's here too for easy reference when colouring.  

Hair BG13 BG02 BG01 BG000
Hair Clip RV04 Black liner pen
Skin E00 E000
Shirt C5 C3 C1
Tie BG02 BG01
Arm and Skirt N8 N6 BG02
Shoes N0 N8 N6 0
Microphone C5 C3

Thank you for popping by.  

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Sporty Pups (Dude)


Hey dudes and dudettes!  I am getting my surf on in today's project share for

Ink N Splatter


Sporty Pups 

and a great tip for using up scrap pieces of patterned paper.

To make the wave I used the largest stamp out of my SU Artistically Inked set in 2 different colours.  Gave it a real mottled look.  
The sentiment is a random alpha die set I have and the stamped happy birthday is also just one from my stash.  
The banners at the top are a mix of papers from the 
and some Blueberry Bushel from SU also.  A great way to use up even the smallest of scraps.  Really make your dollar and stash stretch further.  
Thank you for popping in.  Until next time.....
happy crafting!

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Summertime Pups Pop Up


Hi there! 
Sharing my latest project with 
I have done something similar before and thought it would look great using the new release papers

Who would not like to be sitting looking at this rainbow while drinking a delicious drink that has a little umbrella in it.  I personally have never gotten the umbrella with any of my drinks, so I might have to buy my own!  LOL
I normally add some balloons to the panels but honestly this paper is so pretty and busy enough that I did not want to cover it.  
Thank you for popping by.  
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Summertime Pups


It is that time again, that I get to play with the new release from 
This week is Summertime Pups

What puppy lover wouldn't like one of these attached to a gift?  Better yet, used in a diary/planner or even use as a bookmark.  
I used papers from 2 different packs. 

With 3 puppies in this set it and many sentiments it is worth a second look.  
Thank you for popping by.  
Happy crafting. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Sporty Pups


Hello!  I am happy to be sharing my project today, as it is part of 

Ink N Splatter 's July release!

I have used one of the images from the Sporty Summer Pups stamp set, and also used the patterned paper from the pack, Watermelon Lemonade.

Also I think it is my new fav colour combo!

Isn't cute?  We also, this month have a colour challenge happening.
If only I had used green for the water instead of blue I would have covered this!

Please join us on FB for more inspiration from the DT and play along with the challenge for your chance to win!
Happy crafting. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Cupcake Kitties Notebook


Hello!  I am finally back from a bit of a forced hiatus.  
Being sick is not fun, but I am back now!
Today I am sharing a project using
And also the matching papers from this release

Every month or so I like to decorate a notebook for either myself or for the kids and their friends.  

This one is totally for me.  I have never been a blue girl but this one just screams "keep me!"

Isn't that balloon patterned paper the best!
I love the colour of siamese cats so that is what I have done here.  Cut out a shape from a co ordinating patterned paper and used that as a background. Added a couple of diecuts to fill the background and a little Note sentiment to finish it off.  
I did not want to add too many lumpy bumpy embellishments as they tend to fall of in my hand bag....lol.  
Thank you for popping by.  I am hoping I get to spend more time in the craftroom now, so fingers crossed!
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Party Time Bears


Sharing a project today I made using 
set from their new release from last month. 

Party Time Bears

and patterned paper from their 6 x 6 range. 

Sweet Celebrations

A retro feel is how this card turned out.  I googled a stool clip art and coloured that in for the little fellow to sit on.  The papers give a tiled effect.  There was something missing to finish the card.  Thought of what is in the atmosphere of a little milkshake bar.  Music!  So I die cut a few musical notes and placed them around the card. 
finished off with a sentiment.  
Hope you like it.  
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Cupcake Kitties


New release!
Today I am sharing my second project from the Celebrations range from Ink N Splatters new release for this month. 
The set I played with is called 

I coloured up my kitty sort of like a Siamese cat.  Dark grey tips and a light grey all over.  

I am so into the shaker techniques lately.  They are an easy "wow" factor to any project.  I made my own little mix with what sequins and chunky glitter I had in my stash.  

I also used the papers from the new release. 

Sweet Celebraitons

Such a great range of patterns to choose from.  

Here is a picture that gives you an idea of how it is put together.  
The die you are wanting to use.  The papers then die cut out and trimmed and adhered together. 
The foam mount tape strips to hide under a white frame I cut out and added acetate to it.  
The image and the sentiment.  Not shown is the shaker mix.  You can use any that are premixed or make up your own like I did.  Hope this helps. 

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Sweet Bunnies


May release time for 
Ink N Splatter

I have to say the colours in this release are so pretty.  All shades of blue and shades of pink and purple.  
Love it!!
My first project for this release is 
and I also used papers from the latest set of papers

I used 3 different pages for this project.  That is very different for me.  It is good to challenge ourselves once in a while.  
I coloured the image then fussy cut it out.  The "Sweet" sentiment is from this set, but the happy birthday is a random one from my stash.  
It really is a cute release.  All the links are above, please check it out for yourself.  
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Panda Love


Ink N Splatter time again!  

We here, the DT at Ink N Splatter are getting a free pass on any type of project we would like while we wait for the New Release to go LIVE.
So I grabbed out the
Lovable Pandas stamp set.

I also have used the paper from 
Raspberry Crush 6x6 paper

I diecut a heart from the main panel.  Lined it with acetate then used foam mount tape to outline the outline on the back side of the card.  Add sequins and glitter then adhered it to the patterned paper.  Instant shaker card.  Throw on a sentiment and add the coloured and cut image of the panda.  Pop on some extra sequins and there you go.  
I am sure I will be making a lot more panda projects as I do love them a lot.  
Stay tuned for the new release out very soon. 
Happy crafting!

Saturday, May 6, 2023



Time to play along with Sketch Saturday again.

Sketch #725 is ready to go

I had planned on getting 5 different versions up in time for this challenge, but I will add them as I get them done.  
I am using the Sailor Moon set from 

With all the projects I have done for this sketch I kept the character colours as the elements.  
These characters are so cute. And best of all I don't need to blend the pens when colouring.  Fairly simple colouring helps to get the mojo flowing again.  
I will add more of these once I have finished making them.  
Don't forget to play along with us as we love seeing all your projects. 
Happy crafting!

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Have a Hoppy Day


Hi!  Back again for another project for

I have used the 

So many images, so little time!

This little fellow is just cooling himself on the pond.  It kind of reminds me of a photo scrapbooked.  I had some lotus paper in my stash and thought this would be perfect for the theme.  There is always someone out there that loves frogs.  I am sure with some added flowers they will love this card.  
I have enjoyed using some older sets.  We should make an effort to use older things in our stash a little more often.  You never know, you may find an old favourite!
Happy crafting!

Saturday, April 22, 2023



That time again.  
and we are now up to 
I have been playing with Beat Papers latest release

Since there were only 5 boxes along the bottom I added the 6th character in the blank area, to the left and used his favourite saying.  

I am sure this will not be my last project using this set.  Anyone else out there love this show? 
Happy crafting!

Pumpkin Spice

  Ink N Splatter have just release their September released These gorgeous little gnomes are gnome for the Thanksgiving holidays.   My proj...