Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Love the Music from my Guitar

I have some really exciting news to share today!

I'm now on the Design Team at Dreamerland Crafts.  Woohoo !!! :)

I absolutely adore their stamps!  They are just so sweet and so beautifully drawn.
They make me say "awwwww" every time I look at them :)
I have loved all the Dreamerland stamps for so long and I feel so very lucky to be a part of their Team.

So this is my first Dreamerland card.  I couldn't resist this stamp of a boy and his guitar.
It's called Love the Music from my Guitar and I loved colouring it :)

The little dog and the sentiment are from a coordinating die and clear stamp package for this character stamp.  In this set there are 4 cute animal stamps and the dies to cut them and the guitar boy out.  I love the saying and the font it's in, the little animals are adorable and the dies are real time savers too :)

I can't wait to play with some more of the Dreamerland Crafts range :)

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Love to Scrap - anything goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - anything goes

Thanks so much for dropping by today :)


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

New Best Friend Gift

I have something other than a card for Anna's Craft Cupboard to share today.

I made a little post-it note holder and decorated it with the cute girl and kitten from the MFT
New Best Friend set.

They are both so gorgeously cute!
I coloured her to match this very beautiful paper from the Photoplay Vintage Girl - tiny prints collection.
I am really loving these papers and I think they work perfectly with these sweet little girls from My Favorite Things :)

Post-it note holders are great little gifts to give people of any age and for any occasion.

They are very quick and easy to make too!

I cut a piece of black card 7.5" x 3.25"
Scored at 9, 10 and 11 cm.
(Yes. I know!  I mix up the way I measure to make it easier :) )
Fold it in half at the 10cm score line and cut two times to the next score line.  This makes the little pen holder bit.
Put glue between the 9 and 10 cm score lines, missing out the pen holder.
Push forward the pen holder part but glue down the rest.
Glue a post-it note to the inside and you're done :)

Actually the hardest thing about making this holder was trying to find post-its that weren't fluoro!
I looked in so many places and had almost given up when I finally found a pretty pink set which was just the right colour.  You can see it poking out a little in the bottom photo.

The pen was a pretty good match too.  I had bought a set of these small pens in lots of different colours a while ago, just so that I would have one at the ready when I needed to make a little post-it note gift for someone special :)

I don't think anyone could resist this little girl and kitten on this beautiful floral background!
Unless perhaps they have a thing against pink I guess :)

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

Love to Scrap - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes

I hope you can use your stamps to create a gift for someone this week.

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Our Story

I have another My Favorite Things card to share for Anna's Craft Cupboard today :)

It's an older set called Our Story.
I've wanted it for a very long time because it's super cute and I love all the different little elements in it to make an inside scene.  As well as the lamp and table I used in this card there is also a ceiling light, book shelf, vase of flowers, pile of books, cup, cat and boy.
It is also full of punny sentiments which are great :)

I also love that it's book themed because I love to give books or bookshop gift cards for birthdays and christmas.

I coloured the stamps with Copics but I also did a little bit of paper piecing again.
This time it was much easier though :)

I used the Vintage Girl - Tiny Prints Collection Pack by Photoplay again to help create a lounge room.  I just cut a strip of the green paper for "carpet" and after glueing it down I cut a thin strip from white card and attached it over the edge for the skirting board.

The lounge chair is also paper pieced.  After colouring the girl, I cut her out, close to the line and then stamped again onto the pink paper and also cut the chair out close to the line.  I then glued the girl onto the chair but attached the chair to the background piece with x-press it foam mounting squares to give it more dimension.

This set is a lot fun to play with and it has just so many possibilities!

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

Love to Scrap - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes with sentiment
The Cat's Pajamas - make a scene

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New Best Friend Cat

I've had a lot of fun colouring and creating with the fabulous MFT set New Best Friend for Anna's Craft Cupboard :)

This time I've used the adorable girl and cat image.
Aren't they so sweet!!!

I decided to do some paper piecing on this card.

Well to be honest, I only "decided" to do it because I made a mistake.
I had used copics to colour the girl and the cat and I was very happy with it except that I hated how her dress looked so I decided to try to "fix" it :)

By paper piecing the dress, it meant that I really needed to think of this project as a little paper tole really. 
I had to colour and cut out certain areas of the stamp again to position them correctly.
Her arm is on top of the dress and then the sleeve on top of that and the cats head and paws are cut out and are above the other arm, for example.
There are raised areas as in a paper tole, except that I stuck the pieces down flat with glue rather than raising them up. 

Usually when I paper piece, it's with a much simpler image than this one. 
This was a little tricky, but I love how it turned out and all that fussy cutting was worth it I think :)

I also used the beautiful Vintage Girl - Tiny Prints Collection Pack by Photoplay again.
I really love these papers!
Even the sentiment is cut from one of the sheets in the pack.

Sometimes a mistake can actually lead to something better than what you first envisaged.
I hope you have fun crafting this week and embrace your mistakes :)

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :
Love to Scrap challenge - anything goes
Penny Black and More challenge - Something New
Tuesday Throwdown - Layer it up
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes with a sentiment

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Saturday, January 6, 2018

New Best Friend

I was lucky enough to get a fabulous stamp set from Anna's Craft Cupboard to play with :)
It's by My Favorite Things and is called New Best Friend .

I had lots of fun colouring it and I took my inspiration from the current Colour Challenge at Anna's.
The challenge uses gorgeous shades of blue and green contrasted by grey, black and white.
It was a combination I couldn't resist!
So I coloured the girl and dog using Copics in similar shades and found some papers to match too :)

All the papers I used are from the Vintage Girl Tiny Prints Collection by Photoplay.
This is a fabulous collection!  I can honestly say that I love every single sheet (both back and front)!
And that never happens!

It is 12" paper but the designs are on a smaller scale, so the paper works equally well for card making and scrapping.

I edged all the papers and card with Black Soot Distress Ink and white embossed the fun sentiment from the set onto black card.
The little banner is from the MFT Up In The Air set. I just stamped it onto the same green paper as the background and fussy cut it.
I also stamped a little paw print  from the New Best Friend set in the bottom right corner.

I love this stamp, it is just so sweet!
There is also a cute girl holding a cat in the set that I can't wait to use :)

The colour challenge at Anna's is a great one!
I hope you can play along with us :)

More information about the challenge can be found here.

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2017 Look Back

I like to take a look back at my work at the start of each new year.
It's wonderful to remember all the crafty things I've created and pick out a few favourites :)

So here are my picks for each month of 2017 (well nearly anyway)  :)

Jan :
I really love this little girl from CC Designs and this would have to be one of my favouritest colour combos too.  I LOVE blue and purple together!

Feb :
I created a fun tag and gift for Saint Patrick's Day. This stamp is so cute!

 March :
Another one for CC Designs, this time with a country feel.

April :
In April I joined the team at Anna's Craft Cupboard and was lucky enough to use one of my all time favourite MFT stamps :)

 May :
This CC Designs stamp is so cute and was perfect to paper-piece with.

June :
I loved colouring this sweet fairy and creating a sky for her to fly around in :)

July :
I loved playing with this MFT Pirate set. It is so much fun!!!

Aug :
I created a bokeh background for this gorgeous pair of party-goers.  These MFT Hippos are adorable!

Sept :
I had so much fun with these Vikings!  I loved colouring them and I love the way this one turned out :)

October :
I have always wanted this adorable Elf set from MFT!  I was so excited to get it from Anna's to play with.  I loved creating the background with Dylusions paints too!

Another Christmas card using the super cute dog set  by MFT.  He's adorable!

I was just so incredibly busy with school things in December that I literally made nothing!
I had the whole month off! Gasp!

I am now rested, ready to create again and eager to see what good things 2018 brings :)

Thanks for dropping by my blog and I hope you have a wonderful new year too :)