Friday, January 30, 2015

Koala Bear Hugs

I have a card to share with you for Bunny Zoe's Crafts today.  I have used a very cute CandiBean stamp called Koala Bear Hugs.  Aren't those koalas cute and it's so nice to have a stamp with some Australian animals :)

candibean, koala bear hugs

The wonderful sentiment is from a CC Designs set called More Scripted Sentiments and the Heart Border die is from CC Designs too.
The paper is Head over Heels by Echo Park and I've used a Prima Tea-Thyme button.

We have a Hearts Challenge happening right now on the Bunny Zoe's Crafts blog, I hope you'll play along with us.

Ingredients :

Stamps :  Koala Bear HugsMore Scripted Sentiments
Card : x-press it, black, slate, Head over Heels
Ink : memento black
Other :  Heart Border die,  Prima Tea-Thyme button, copics

Copics used :
YG 91, 95
R 000, 00, 20, 24, 30, 81
W 00. 1, 3, 7. 9
BG 0000
E 000, 00, 11, 21, 39, 50, 53, 55

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Stamping Mad
Kraftin Kimmie - Wonderful Wednesday
Papertake Weekly - Warm Colours and Buttons

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

DoveArt Studio Release 2 Blog Hop

Jennifer Dove from DoveArt Studio is back with another collection of amazing stamps.
We have a wonderful, colourful hop for you to enjoy today. The stamps are available for purchase now, you will want them all by the end of the hop.
I love all of Jennifer's new designs but I decided to use this gorgeous stamp called Lilac and Butterfly.

jennifer dove, lilac and butterfly, cc designs

Instead of colouring the entire stamp, I decided to make the butterfly the centre of attention.
I stamped the image with Brilliance Pearlescent Purple onto vanilla cardstock.  And then stamped it again using memento black onto x-press it copic card, coloured it in with my copics and cut it out.  I did this step twice.  There is a separate top and bottom wing to give the butterfly more dimension.  I used a glue dot in between the wings to lift the outer top wing.  I also used a black marker to draw on the butterfly's legs and antennae.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Lilac and butterfly, Happy Harvest
Card : vanilla, river rock, plum, x-press it
Ink : memento black, Brilliance pearlescent purple, antique linen distress ink
Other : black pearls, vanilla seam binding, corner die (whimsy), copics

Copics used :

B 0000, 00, 02, 04
BV 0000, 00, 02,

If you get lost along the hop, here is the order . . . 
Comment on each blog, because 2 of them hold the prize. What is the prize???  Two lucky winners will win 2 stamps from the hop. The winner will be announced on Sunday January 3st at 8:00 pm est

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Monday, January 19, 2015


It's time for another challenge over at the Bunny Zoe's Crafts Blog.
This month we are challenging you to use a heart somewhere on your card.
That's pretty easy right?  We hope you'll play along with us :)

I decided to make a card using a beautiful Saturated Canary stamp called Charmings.
I loved colouring her :)

charmings, saturated canary

I created the little tag by stamping Magnolia - Sparkle Hearts in the background and then over-stamping the Whimsy - Girl Talk sentiment and using a copic marker to colour the words and heart in a little.

The paper is gorgeous and is from the Glitz - Love You Madly pad.  I also used Kaisercraft - natural lace, an Ornate Heart Lock Charm and Pearls.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Saturated Canary - CharmingsWhimsy - Girl TalkMagnolia - Sparkle Hearts
Card : x-press it, crumb cake, naturals ivory, sky blue, Glitz - Love You Madly
Ink : memento black, crumb cake
Other : tag die (MFT), Opulent Ovals (SB),  Kaisercraft - natural laceOrnate Heart Lock CharmPearls, copics

Copics used : 
R 000, 00, 20, 30, 81, 83
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53, 55
W 00, 1, 3, 5
BG 0000, 000, 01, 10, 11, 72

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Monday, January 12, 2015


Hi :)  I wanted to show you a card I made for CC Designs using one of the super-duper cute new images from Pollycraft.  This one is called Freckles and she's absolutely adorable!

cc designs, pollycraft, freckles, make a card #2 die

I also used the new CC Designs Cutters Make a Card #2 Die for the oval, scalloped oval, tag and heart.  I cut the little heart out of felt and the die cut it out perfectly :)

The sentiment is from a new set too called Valentine Sentiments - I love this set!  There are so many great sayings in it and it's such a cute font :)  This one actually says "LOVE is all you need" but as the girl was holding the word "LOVE"  I decided to mask off that part of the sentiment and just use the rest (it also fit on the cute tag that way) :)

Ingredients :

Stamps : Freckles, Valentine Sentiments
Card : x-press it, celery, olive, Cambridge Court (MME)
Ink : memento black, pool party, celery
Other : Make a card #2 die, grassy edges die (MFT), felt, copics

She was lots of fun to colour with my copics :)
Copics used :
BG 0000, 10, 11, 72
R 20, 30, 81, 83
RV 21, 63
Y 11, 13, 15
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53, 55
W 1

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Saturday, January 10, 2015


I've made another card with some lovely goodies from the CC Designs January release.
This one is called Rose, isn't she so adorable!?

cc designs, rose

I didn't have to cut her out either, as she has a coordinating die.  Christine was even clever enough to add the "Love U" to the die.  So that is really a wonderful bonus. I love word dies!

Ingredients :

Stamps : Rose
Card : x-press it, black, pool party, confetti white
Ink : memento black
Other : Rose die, subtle dots, copics

Copics used :
R 000, 00, 20, 24 30
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53, 55
YG 0000, 01
BG 0000, 10, 72
W 00

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Cute Card Thursday - What's New
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Something New

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Friday, January 2, 2015


It's Day 3 of the new release previews at CC Designs.

Today the Design Team are showcasing the cute new stamps by Pollycraft.
I decided to use this adorable one called Rain.

She is SO sweet isn't she!!!
I also used the new Valentine Sentiments set again and also a new die called Make a Card #2.
This die includes the oval, scalloped oval and hearts that I used here, plus there are some other cute shapes included with it too.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Rain, Valentine Sentiments
Card : x-press it, crumb cake, Delightful (Authentique)
Ink : memento black, antique linen
Other : Make a Card #2 die, copics

Copics used :

BG 0000, 000, 09, 10, 72
YG 0000, 11, 13
R 0000, 00, 30, 81, 83, 85
W 00, 1
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53, 55

Please take a look at the CC Designs blog to see the beautiful creations made by the Design Team.

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Looking Back

I decided to spend some time this afternoon reminiscing about my stamping year in 2014.
It was lovely to look back at what I've done.
I feel so very thankful to have been on a few Design Teams this year, it has been an honour and privilege to work with Whimsy Stamps, CC Designs and Bunny Zoe's Crafts :)
Looking back reminded me how lucky I am! :)

As always it was very hard to pick my favourite card for each month!  I have been very strict with myself this year though and have only allowed myself to double up once :)


Last January must have been a great month creatively.  I hope the same thing happens this January too :)  I just had to choose both these cards as I think they're two of my favourites ever.
The first one was actually a card for Bunny Zoe's Crafts but it uses a CC Designs Stamp and I love it!  The second one features a beautiful Sylvia Zet design for Whimsy Stamps and I love it too.  They're both gorgeous girls!


A card I made for Bunny Zoe's Crafts using a very cute Wild Rose Studio stamp.  I love cute animals on cards and this one is super-cute!


I made this one for my eldest daughter because she just LOVES pigs!  She loved the card too :)


I started on the Design Team at CC Designs.  I just love their cute images!!!


I just love this gorgeous stamp by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps.  That elephant is so cute!!!


Another card for CC Designs.  I love getting a chance to be a bit punny :)


This girl by Time 4 Tea designs is just so sweet.  And I love the colour combo and design of this card. The design was from a sketch challenge and they're great fun to enter.


This one is kind of amazing in that it is not for a Design Team at all!  That doesn't happen very often any more.  I wanted a card for an Engagement Party and I just didn't have a stamp that seemed right.  So I looked around and found this digi by Mo Manning and had to buy it.  It is gorgeous and I loved colouring it too!


This Wild Rose Studio reindeer is just so cute!


This one isn't actually a card but a shadow box frame I made for my Granddaughter.
I love this stamp!!!


A cute penguin card for Christmas.  I definitely didn't make as many Christmas cards this year.  That should be one of my New Years Resolutions, to make more (and actually send them out too!)


I love how this one turned out.  Such a cute image and I love the papers as well.

Thanks to all my readers who've left me encouraging comments during the year.  I really appreciate it :)

Here's to a bright and wonderful 2015 !