Monday, February 29, 2016


I made a cute little Easter bag with a sweet new image from CC Designs called Chickie today :)

I had  the little gold bag already and I used the rectangle dies to cover it with paper.
And I used the circle die and scalloped circle die to cut the image out.
The "happy" is from the Make a Card #11 die set.  I thought it worked really well with the Easter banner she is holding.
I just folded the top of the bag over and held it closed with a little painted clothes peg.

This isn't filled with chocolatey goodies yet, I will have to wait until the last minute to do that obviously (I have no willpower when it comes to chocolate!)

Ingredients :
Stamps : Chickie
Card : x-press it, regal rose
Ink : memento black
Other : MAC #11 die, circle die, scalloped circle die, rectangle die, copics

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Friday, February 26, 2016

Chicky Henry

I have a fun Easter card for CC Designs to share with you today :)
This stamp is SO cute!  It's called Chicky Henry.
I also used a sentiment from the new Sweet Spring set and embossed it in white.

I coloured the image with my copics and cut it out and teamed it with some cute Hello Sunshine paper from Doodlebug.
This just reminds me of a heap of m&m's or maybe those tiny little wrapped eggs.  And he's walking in front of a big one that's been split in half so that you can see the chocolate inside!
Or maybe I just can't wait for Easter and I'm having chocolate hallucinations?!

Ingredients :
Stamps : Chicky Henry, Sweet Spring
Card : x-press it, suede, hello sunshine (Doodlebug)
Ink : memento black, versamark
Other : circle die, scalloped circle die, autumn dots, white ep, copic

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Things with wings
Penny Black and More - Anything goes with a stamp and a die
Send a Smile for Kids - Anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Thursday, February 25, 2016


I have another page for Mystical Scrapbooks to share today :)
I decided to scrap these cute photos of my youngest daughter turning 4.
And I kind of did a mashup of 2 of the challenges from our current CyberCrop.
One was to use red and gold and the other was to use 3 arrows.

My Ingredients :

Card and Paper : Basic Grey - Olivia - KembrieBazzill basic cardstock - white, black, brushed gold (SU)
Alphabet : Thickers, Fancy Pants
Embellishments : Pink Paislee - Hey Kid - Elements Stickers, black pearls
Other : Uniball - Signo - White pen, circle die, Make a card #12 die (CC Designs)

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Friday, February 19, 2016

Fiona Loves Flowers

I have a card for Quick Creations to share today :)
I got to use this gorgeous image from Stamping Bella called Fiona Loves Flowers.  Lucky me!!! :)

I kept the card clean and simple and I think it could be used for just about any occasion really.
There is also a fabulous quote that comes with her and I love that too!
The purple paper is from the Kaisercraft Fairy Dust pad.  This pad has so many beautiful papers in it, this one is embossed and is gorgeous!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Addicted to CAS : Bloom
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Clean and simple
Whimsy Stamps - anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday Kraftin Kimmie - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)


You are my Happy

I have another scrapbook page for Mystical Scrapbooks to share today.
We are having a Cyber Crop this weekend and there will be challenges and games, so I hope you can join us. You can visit us here on Facebook and on our blog.

So the theme for the Cyber Crop is Chinese New Year and this year is the Year of the Monkey.
The lucky numbers for the Year of the Monkey are 1, 7 and 8.
So my challenge is to create a page that has 1 photo, 7 strips of paper and 8 words.
I hope you will play along with my challenge.

My Ingredients :

Card & Paper : pink and green Core'dinations Essentials, Hello Spring - Baby Butterflies (Doodlebug)
Alphabet : Thickers, (Kaisercraft)
Embellishments : Hello Spring Cardstock Stickers
1 gorgeous photo of my kids :)

I loved using these cute and glittery stickers on my page, they really suited the "Happy" theme :)

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Easter Funnies

I have a cute card for Easter to share with you :)
All the stamps used on this card are from a cute new CC Designs set called Easter Funnies.
This Easter Bunny is SO adorable!

I used the single egg stamps from this set to create a background using the same colour ink as the card.  And I created the panel by smooshing distress inks and water onto watercolour paper.
I like how this turned out. I also stamped one of the sentiments from the set onto it and I did some sewing and added some enamel dots.
I coloured the bunny with copics and coloured the egg in similar colours to the background so that it might look like he made a bit of a mess while painting it :)

Ingredients :
Stamps : Easter Funnies
Card : x-press it, crumb cake, black, waterercolour
Ink : memento black, versafine, crumb cake, distress inks (worn lipstick, dusty concord, broken china)
Other : Snowy Day dots, Merry Christmas dots, copics

I'd like to enter my cards into the following challenges:

Send a smile 4 kids - Easter or Spring
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Clean and simple
The ABC Challenge - B is for Bunny
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Monday, February 15, 2016

Mystical Challenge

I have some exciting news to share ! :)
I am now on the Design Team at Mystical Scrapbooks!!!

I used to scrapbook many years ago but then my love of cardmaking took over.
My youngest daughter doesn't even have an album and is always asking where her photos are and why she doesn't have a book too :(
I have really wanted to get back into scrapping for her AND for me.
So I made a New Years Resolution that I was going to DO IT!
And I HAVE :)
Being on the fabulous team at Mystical Scrapbooks is really going to help me achieve my goals.

So this is my first page after taking a very long scrapbooking break :)

It was my turn to create a challenge for the Mystical Scrapbooks blog and I decided to make it about journalling.
The challenge is to make a kind of journalling border around your photos.
It can be any kind of journalling.  I decided to just write the Who and Where and then I looked in a Thesaurus for synonyms for Explore, which is my title.

I hope you'll make a page and join in with our challenge too.

I used Core'dinations Essentials cardstock and tore a strip of it to resemble (loosely :) ) rocks. I also distressed the matt around the photos.  Then I used another matt that I did the journalling around.

The gorgeous paper is Basic Grey - Olivia and I also used some Kaisercraft Pearls - Snow.
I made the title using Thickers - Hello Amy.  I love this alphabet!  The fabric adds a lot of texture and I love the stitched look and the font is so fun!

So I've made a start! I hope you'll join me on my journey and we can experiment and learn together :)


Friday, February 5, 2016

Fairy Princess Bunny

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Today is the official RELEASE DAY for all of our new FEBRUARY products!! As you have seen from our Preview Days, all of these stamps are so CUTE! You can view the entire release HERE!
As we mentioned our stamps going forward will be CLEAR! We have 5 adorable character clear stamps, 1 Sweet Spring Sentiments Clear Stamp, and Scalloped Circles Layering Dies.

I decided to use the adorable Fairy Princess Bunny.  I love that it can be used for a Birthday card or for Easter and it's just so cute!

I used the Circle Die and new Scalloped Circle Die.  The scallops and stitching on this are petite and sweet.  And to make the white scallops I used the Scallop Square Die and just cut edges off to use as a scallop border.
I added dots of star dust stickles to her wings and the white scallops too :)

Your next stop on the hop is Laura!! Going forward, we will have a New Release Blog Hop with every release to showcase our talented Design Team! If you get lost along the way, this is our hopping list.

And we can’t have a Blog Hop without a PRIZE!! Here is how to enter:
 Leave a comment on each DT Member’s Blog, and then head back to the C.C. Designs Blog to let us know you completed the hop. One random winner will receive a prize for completing the blog hop!! 

**This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, February 7th at NOON, 12pm EST! Winners will be announced the following week!

Happy Hopping!!
Kathy :)

Monday, February 1, 2016

Easter Lucy

Well it's nowhere near Spring down here in Tassie of course.  But it won't be long until it's Easter.
I've seen the eggs and hot cross buns in the shops already!
And CC Designs have some gorgeous new Easter stamps too :)

I think this one is just so pretty!  It's called Easter Lucy.
And the sentiment is from a cute new set called Easter Funnies.

I used the wonderful Make a Card #12 die too and I love the look of the pretty pink hearts all around her :)

Please take a look at the CC Designs blog to see some more sneak peeks of the new release.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Easter Lucy, Easter Funnies
Card : x-press it, grey, pink pirouette, Bundle of Joy (EP)
Ink : memento black, versamark
Other : Make a card #12 die, silver ep, copics

Copics used :
Y 11, 13,15
E 000, 00, 21, 31, 33, 37,50, 53
W 00, 1
R 000, 00, 20, 30, 81
BG 10, 11, 13, 72

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Hearts
Words to Craft By -  New Beginnings (Easter)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)