Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Just a little stress relief........

Nothing fancy just a little Christmas card featuring a 'freebie' image from Tiddly Inks.
Coloured with Copic markers and using Prisma pencils for shading.

There is something quite relaxing about colouring an image and I can understand why adult colouring books are becoming so popular.

Talking about books I'm waiting for for this one to be delivered

Not too sure what to expect, have you got one? Let me know what you think.

I'm also starting to think about a December Daily for 2015 I had loads of fun with last years. Anyone else out there journal the fun of Christmas?

 photo Signature_zpsba959cfc.png

Sunday, 12 October 2014

'Ruby' Decorated gift bag

Hi bloggers,

I'm sharing a decorated gift bag today, made with products from Scrapbook Boutique.  The little blue bag is one I had in my stash, I always keep a couple........just in case!  As a paper crafter it's easy to dress up a cheap buy with papers, stamps and ink and it makes for a fun way to give a gift.

Here's how:

  • Stamp the image to X-Press It blending card using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • Colour the image using Copic markers and a Spica pen for her beads.
  • Stamp the sentiment to smooth white card using Memento Bahama Blue ink.
  • Die cut the sentiment plus some DP using Spellbinders Labels 8 Die.
  • Adhere the sentiment over the DP (at an angle) and punch a hole in the top right hand corner.
  • Layer 2 strips of DP and trim to fit the width of the bag.
  • Add the coloured image to the front of the bag.
  • Thread some blue ribbon around the bag handles and through the punched hole in the label, finishing with a bow.
  • Add three enamel dots to complete.

That's it today, thanks so much for stopping by.

 photo Signature_zpsba959cfc.png

Friday, 10 October 2014

Scrapbook Boutique October Blog Hop.

t's time for another BLOG HOP and Inspirational Challenge from Scrapbook Boutique . 

The Hop starts and ends at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog.  If you're following along you should have arrived from Narelle's blog and when you leave me you hop over to Therese's Blog.

The hop is open for one week, closing at midday Friday17th October. 
To be eligible to win the prize, leave a comment on each of the blogs, with the SB blog being the last one.  The random winner will be drawn from the  SB blog and announced on Saturday 18th.

Unfortunately the blog hop prize (and the inspiration challenge) are only open to anyone with an Australian mailing address.

Join the Blog Hop and you could be the lucky person to receive 
a $10 gift voucher to spend in the store.


Join us if you can for our regular monthly inspirational challenge.
   Make a project using the following picture as your inspiration.

My card uses the pretty colours as well as pearls and a bow.

I've partially stamped a wreath using Versa Mark ink and positioned the pretty Prima flowers adding a few extra pearls.
The sentiment is stamped to velum and using my We R Memory Keepers Envelope punch Board I've made the small bow which is finished with a pearl.

Making the ribbon bow in one piece:

  • Trim a strip of velum 7/8" wide x 7" long.
  • Punch at the mid section (3.5") on both edges by flipping the velum over.
  • Punch on both edges at 1.5" . Do this on both ends of the velum.
  • Punch in the middle of the 7/8" wide ends to finish of the ribbon tails.
  • Gently roll the bow and adhere in the middle to make the loops, turning the ribbon tails back under the loops.
  • Finish of the centre with a pearl.

Links for bow tutorials HERE   and  HERE 

Thanks for taking the time today, now on with the Hop...........

 photo Signature_zpsba959cfc.png

Friday, 26 September 2014

"Merry" a festive card for Scrapbook Boutique


My turn to post a card for Scrapbook Boutique so how about a Christmas one.  

I used Ho Ho Holly and Merry Cursive.

I like that you can cut a solid leaf as well as the outline  for the Holly.

You can see this card and read how I put it together over at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog today.

Thanks for taking the time to drop by............

 photo Signature_zpsba959cfc.png