Thursday 30 June 2011

Two more for Heartfelt Creations.


I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of  Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies for July and August.  I've seen some PDF files and let me tell you are going to love them!  If the postman isn't here today I have one more chance before the weekend so keep your fingers crossed for me.

As promised I have two more cards to share today the first I made to go with the Wedding Shoe Favor Box and little placecard idea.  It's a little 'Shabby Style' Wedding card measuring 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

HC Products:              HCPC 3398 Bella Rose Wedding PreCut
                                    HCPC 3400 Bella Rosebud PreCut Set (sentiment)
Other Products:
Card:   Pure White card, Pink Petticoat Rose white on cream and cream card.   Ink:   Chalk ink in Cappucino. Taffy and Moss. Sakura Stardust Clear Glitter pen.
Embellishments:  Pearls, Button, tulle, lace and white linen thread. Heart pendent.
Other: Zip Dry Ink, scotch foam tabs, Swiss dots embossing folder, ScorPal.


1.              Trim, score and fold pure white card to make a 4.25 x 5.5 inch side fold card.
2.              Layer the rose dsp over plain cream card.
3.              Stamp image to plain cream card using Cappucino chalk ink and colour.  Highlight with Sakura Stardust Clear glitter pen. Centre over background and adhere with Zip Dry glue.
4.              Deboss a white die cut frame using Swiss dots embossing folder. Sponge with Cappucino chalk ink.
5.              Tie a strip of tulle around frame, add some white lace and tie in a bow.  Thread a button with white linen catching the heart pendant and finish in a bow.
6.               Attach the completed frame over the stamped image popping up with foam tabs.
7.              Stamp sentiment to white card, cut with an oval die and sponge the edges. Deboss with the Swiss dots embossing folder. Adhere to card front with foam and Zip Dry glue. Add pearls.
8.              Attach completed card to white card base.

And then I added a Birthday card.......using HC's Flora Grande sets 1& 2 with the Elegant Words to create a background.

4.25 x 5.5 Top Fold Card

HC Products:  HCPC 3323 Large Elegant Word Background
                        HCPC 3374 Flora Grande 1 PreCut Set
                        HCPC 3374 Flora Grande 2 PreCut Set
                        HCPC 3388 Spring Cardinals PreCut Set (Sentiment)
                        HCD 712 Bella Rose Die
                        Spellbinder Blossom 3 die.

Other Products:
                        LSS White Pasteboard, SU Soft Suede, Romans Coffee card. Gold card. Paper Doily. DSP Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Collection.   sei chalk inks in cocoa and cappucino.  Gold/White          lattice ribbon.  Carl Carla Craft .5” circle punch. Linen cord.
Foam mounting tape, Zip Dry glue and Dries Clear adhesive.  ScorPal and Grand Calibur.

Trim, score and fold white pasteboard to make a 4.25 x 5.5 inch top fold card.
1.              Stamp Script Background to Coffee card in cappucino chalk ink. Trim and sponge edges.
2.              Cut a 4” doily in half and sponge with chalk ink. Adhere to top and bottom of Coffee stamped card.
3.              From gold card die cut the swirly leaf from HCD 712. Punch a .5” circle from gold card too.
4.              Adhere the swirly leaf to card front with Zip Dry Glue.
5.              Wrap the gold/white lattice ribbon through the centre of the card front and secure at the back.   Gather the centre and secure with linen cord.
6.              Adhere the card front to SU soft suede card with Zip Dry glue.
7.              Stamp four sizes of blooms from the Flora Grande 1 and 2 sets using cocoa chalk ink on to the dsp. Using the matching dies cut out.
8.              Trim in between each petal of the blooms and shape. Layer them using foam mounting tape and Dries Clear adhesive.
9.              Using Dries Clear adhesive position the bloom to the centre of the card front.
10.          Snip into the .5” gold punched circle with scissors. Distress the circle a little before adding it to the centre of the bloom with Dries Clear adhesive.
11.          Stamp the sentiment to white card in cocoa chalk ink, lightly sponge and add to card front with foam mounting tape.

You know by now that you can see all the cards from this weeks showcase over at the Heartfelt Creations Blog or better still go visit with the girls of the design team .......links at the top of the page under the DT tab.  **wink**

Tomorrow is AnnaBelle Stamps Challenge day, please come and join us for this weeks "Say It With" Challenge.   Hope you can.........

Wednesday 29 June 2011

Heartfelt Creations - Wedding Collection

Hello Blogger's

Have you been over to the Heartfelt Creations blog today? Oh my, so many wonderful creations again this week.  My head spins with this design team.....they are so creative.....  though it's hard to fail with Heartfelt Creations wonderful matching dies to add the extra punch to a project. Go take a look or better still visit the girls blogs the links are under the DT tab at the top of the page.

I'm sharing a couple of cards today with two more tomorrow.  On my first card I've used both the lace image and die from The Wedding Collection for a 'Lace Bouquet'.

Here are the details:

5.75 x 6 inch top fold card.

HC Products:  HCPC 3403 Shabby Chic Lace PreCut Set
                        HCPC 3394 Classic Bella Rose PreCut Set
                        HCPC 3390 Bella Rose Leaves PreCut Set
                        HCD 713 Lace Die
                        HCD 712 Bella Rose Die
Other Products: 
                        White, Lavender & Green Card, Striped dsp (Sweet Surrender Collection – Tina Higgins). Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, VersaMark, American Craft Opaque finish white embossing powder. Copic Markers. Pearl white hearts, zigzag ribbon by Vandoros. White linen thread. Zip Dry glue, Dries Clear Adhesive and foam tape. ScorPal.

Trip score and fold white card to make a 5.75 x 6 inch Top Fold card.

1.     Stamp Shabby Lace to dsp and emboss with white embossing powder.
2.     Trip lavender card and layer the trimmed and embossed dsp.
3.     Stamp 3 open roses, two closed roses and three rosebuds to white card. Using the matching dies cut and colour with Copic Markers.
4.     Stamp Bella Rose leaves and the 2 sprigs of fern from Classic Bella Rose to green card. Using the matching dies cut these out.
5.     Arrange the Bouquet popping some of the blooms up with foam tape.
6.     Die cut the lace from white card. Score along at .5-inch intervals and concertina fold.  Use the white linen to thread through the lace about .5 inches up from the bottom. Pinch to make a fan shape and secure with a knot tied at the back of the lace.  Wrap the zigzag ribbon around this point and finish with a bow at the front.
7.     Add some Dries Clear adhesive to the pinched in portion of the fan shape to adhere this to the card.  Do the same at the top of the fan shape to hold this in place.
8.     Add the 4 hearts to the top of the card before adhering the completed card to the white base with Zip Dry glue.

The second card uses one of the lovely sentiments from The Wedding Collection. (you might have to click on the picture to better see this photo taking skills need honing lol.)

With the details:

6.75 x 4.75 Top Fold Card.

HC Products:              HCPC 3404 Wedding Sentiments PreCut Set
                                    HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
                                    HCPC 3394 Classic Bella Rose PreCut Set
                                    HCD 712 Bella Rose Die
                                    HCD 701 Posy Patch Die

Other Products:         Spellbinders Classic Oval and Scalloped Oval Dies.
White Pasteboard, Coredinations pale green card. AnnaBelle Smooth white card. s.e.i couture double-sided dsp. Kaisercraft Candy Lane Collection (pink flowers). Memento London Fog Ink. SU Kiwi Kiss and Blushing Bride inks.
LSS white and silver web, white organza and satin ribbon.   AnnaBelle 3mm metallic Sprinkles. Cotton Candy Stickles. Zip Dry Glue, Dries Clear Adhesive and foam mounting tape. ScorPal.

Trim, score and fold white pasteboard to make a 6.75 x 4.75 top fold card.
1.     Stamp sentiment to Smooth white card in London Fog. Cut with an oval Spellbinder. Cut the next size oval from the reverse side of dsp. Cut a scalloped oval from the pale green card and using Zip Dry glue layer the three pieces of card.
2.     Trim and adhere the dsp to a layer of pale green card.  Wrap the white/silver web to the left side of the card front and secure at the back. Wrap the white organza satin ribbon over the web and finish in a bow.
3.     Add the stamped sentiment to the card front with foam mounting tape.
4.     Stamp two  fern springs from Classic Bella Rose to green card and using the matching die cut out.
5.     Stamp three sets of 3 layer Posy Patch flowers plus 3 extra small petals in SU Blushing Bride to the pink dsp from Kaisercraft. Using the matching dies cut the petals out. 
6.     Shape and layer 3 sets of  3 layer petals using Dries Clear adhesive. Add a metallic sprinkle to the centre of each. Add a Sprinkle to the three tiny shaped petals. 
7.     Arrange the Posy Patch flowers to the right of the sentiments oval  with one of the tiny petals on the oval sentiment.
8.     Adhere the completed card front to the white base card.

      Thanks for calling past today I'll be back tomorrow with two more Heartfelt Creations cards to share.
      Till then.............


Tuesday 28 June 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch #53

I had time to play yesterday before the July rush so spent some time making up a few frames and embellishments just for fun.  It seems ages since I did that.....  got to tell you it was so relaxing sitting looking out into the sunshine.....yep two days of warmer weather here in Sydney's good!

I haven't played in the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge for a while either so I went looking today and made a CAS card to enter.

Here's the sketch # 53:

Here's my card:

I printed the Pink Petticoat dp 'Pretty Little Hearts' to some ABS white smooth card to make the card base. WMS  'Vintage Label 18' in VersaColor crimson ink on more smooth white card with a sentiment from WMS 'Fancy Phrases'. Then popped the label up with foam mounting tape over three lengths of lace and ribbon. I couldn't resist adding and ABS red heart to finish off..............

Thanks for taking the time today and hope you'll call past tomorrow for Heartfelt Creations Wednesday showcase.  Till then.......................


Sunday 26 June 2011

Anything But A Card.......

Morning Blogger's.................Kerrie got to pick our Roses Challenge for June and she asked for anything but a card and she wanted some flowers.
Now I got a sneak peek at Olga's project and I have to tell you it's pretty amazing'll want to check it out.
For me.......well I left it a bit last minute this month ...... sorry Kerrie!  Though saying this I have a little project to share and some info that some of you might enjoy.........though you'll need to be quick!!!!

Here's a cute little notebook and pen set I picked up for $1 . It measures 3.5 x 4.5 inches so perfect for your handbag or just to keep by the computer.  I wasn't that impressed with the front page but a scrap of Webster's Pages and a little stamped label made a big difference.  The flower, while not a great idea for a handbag note pad made it perfect for the challenge.

Last night I opened a Jessica Sprague email and read about her 4th Birthday Blog Hop. Anyone who enjoys digital scrapbooking would love this hop. 47 of her fabulous designing friends each share a project or layout for FREE download. Now I'd love to get into digital scrapbooking day! so enjoy looking through checking out all the possibilities.   Well I found this little gift bag designed ready to print and cut designed by Monica Lifferth (stop no clever without going all the way back through the hop I can't link directly to Monica's Blog! Sorry I have tried to find her through Google.....if anyone knows let me know so I can make it right....please).  It was just perfect to pop the little notebook into.
I added some ribbon for added dimension only and used a little yo-yo flower pegged to close the bag.  

So there you have it, another month of challenges completed, thanks Kerrie for something a bit different. I'm off to check see if any of the other entries are up know the links are at the top of my page ...... under Roses **wink**.

Hope you're all enjoying a great week end with plenty of sunshine!  The weatherman says it's going to reach 21c degrees today in Sydney.........hope he's right!

Till next time.......

Thanks Theresa for the link to Monica's Blog. I've added it now.

Friday 24 June 2011


Hi Blogger's,

It's time for this month's  AnnaBelle Stamps Sketch Challenge. Andrea has made a couple of small changes to the guidelines, there will now be a prize for the sketch challenge winner and Blinkie awards for the weekly Say It In and Say It With challenge winners. Read the new guidelines at the bottom of this post.

I've used 'Lil Michelle Swinging By' along with 'BBD#3' for my card  and because I'm having trouble getting back into a routine, I thought I'd play along with a colour challenge.  

I've used the colours for this weeks challenge at  Our Creative Corner for my card.  How cool is this combo?

This is a 4.25 x 5.5 top fold card with a white base. I've layered Soft Suede and my pink (closest I had!). Strips of Rich Razzleberry - stamped in VersaMark and white chalk ink using BBD#3. Pink dsp from DCWV the Mariposa Matstack. With Baja Breeze which I stamped first with another of the backgrounds from BBD#3 then embossed using Crafts Concepts 'Dragonfly' embossing folder. Straight stitch and zigzag stitch around this layer adds some interest.

Lil Michelle is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto ABS White card, which is fabulous to use as layering card for Copic markers.   I've corner punched this card using a Fiskars corner squeeze punch called 'something old something new' before wrapping some AnnaBelle Stamps silver cord across the bottom. The image is attached to the card with foam mounting tape. To complete the sketch I punched 6 little petals with an EK Success Punch and finished them with a tiny AnnaBelle metallic Sprinkle.

Today we welcome our July Guest designer and I'm so pleased to see Betty who plays along with us regularly.  Please follow the link and go check out her project along with all the Belles.  DT's links are at the top of my page *wink*.

Thanks for calling past this week, hope you have a great week end planned.  I'm just hoping for some warmer weather!!!!!

Till next time......


About our challenges:
- We post our challenges every Friday at 12:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
- Each challenge runs for a week, and will close on the Thursday 5.00pm so that we can announce and showcase our weekly winners prior to the next challenge. 
- Each week’s winner will receive our special blinkie to display on their blog and a special little something.  Our last challenge for the month will be a sketch challenge, which will attract our main prize of a $15.00 gift voucher for that week’s winner.
How To Play Along:
- Copy and save our challenge banner and include it and a link back to the ABS blog in your post.
- Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog.
- Please don't link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge.  All projects submitted must be new.
- A maximum of 7 challenges may be combined including this one.       
- You may enter any challenge several times as long as each submission is with a new creation.
- We would love you to use AnnaBelle Stamps and embellishments, but you can play along without using them, it’s all about sharing ideas.

Thursday 23 June 2011

Tulips .....

Bula Blogger's,

I'm having a hard time settling back after our trip to Fiji..... can you tell?   It hasn't helped that the weather is quite cold here at the moment but I shouldn't complain.... it's dry!!!

I didn't take lots of pictures this trip though the beautiful sunsets were hard to resist......I snapped off a couple of reasonable shots so will share.

This second one was taken from the balcony off our room.

Walshie and I spent a bit of time on those sunbeds moving around the palms for some shade!  Oh I want to go back............

OK enough.........I wanted to share a little card today. I made this one some time ago and  it's sitting on a shelf in my room so I can admire it.......I love the colours and these tulips remind me of Spring.

This is another set from AnnaBelle Stamps Mother's Day Bouquet.  I paper pieced the vase with some ABS digital paper . The tulips are coloured with Prisma's and OMS.  I've framed them with a second ABS set  called  'All Squared'.The cream card is a linen effect and I've sponged the edges to soften it layered over  SU Peach Parfait. A strip of the same card breaks up the lovely textured brown card (also AnnaBelle) with  just  3 Pumpkin Sprinkles to complete the card.

Well it's been fun coming in for a chat........I'm way behind visits to every one's blogs but hang in there.....I'll get caught up and back into the swing of things soon.........I hope!

Thanks for dropping by and I see I have some new followers......G'Day!!! (Oh that doesn't sound like me at all ....!!) I hope you'll find a few things here you'll enjoy.  Keep an eye on the Tutorials button at the top of my page I'll try and add a few links for interesting finds like the Wedding Shoe Favor (got it right this time!) box.......that way they're all together and easy to find.

Hope you'll call back tomorrow for AnnaBelle Stamps Sketch Challenge....we have some news to share ....oh and don't forget the SALE!!!!! So many bargains over at AnnaBelle at the moment..........

Till tomorrow...........


Wednesday 22 June 2011

Heartfelt Creations - Blog Hop

Hello Blogger's

Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday.  Today, thanks to Kerry  we're having a Blog Hop and it starts at the Heartfelt Creations Blog. If you arrived here from Lisa Lynne's blog you're on track, when you leave me you should head over to Angelica's blog.

Kerry thought it would be fun to use our HC sets to make and decorate some paper shoes..... which are very popular at the moment.

For my shoe I used this months Wedding Collection to decorate a Shoe Favour Box. The template can be found here.

HC Products:              HCPC Bella Rose Wedding PreCut Set
                                    HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
                                    HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set
                                    HCPC 3398 Bella Rose Wedding PreCut Set
                                    HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
                                    Spellbinder Petite oval die

Other Products:         Shoe Template. Pink Petticoat digital paper – vintage rose. S.e.i. chalk inks cocoa, taffy, cappuccino, mint. Clear embossing powder. Sakura clear glitter pen. Cream ribbon. KaiserCraft pearls. Stickles Star Dust. Zip Dry glue, Dries Clear adhesive.  ScorPal.

1.  Print template to vintage rose digital card and cut out. Score on fold lines and adhere with Zip Dry glue. Punch a hole in either side of the front of the shoe and thread some cram ribbon through to secure. Tie in a bow.
2.  Stamp rose image, sentiment and posy Patch flowers to vintage rose digital car in cappuccino chalk ink.
3.  Colour rose and rings image with chalk inks and clear glitter pen then  hand cut out. Using Zip Dry glue attach to shoe.
4.  Using the matching dies, die cut the posy petals.  Layer 3 of the larger ones for the back of the shoe.  Tie a bow in a length of cream ribbon and attach above the layered flowers.
5.  Layer three sets of flowers for the front of the shoe. Arrange around the cream bow.
6.   Die cut the sentiment with a Spellbinder oval die and pop up on foam tabs arrange three small posy patch flowers above the sentiment.
7.  Add pearls to the centre of each flower.   To complete add some Stickles to each flower.

Place Card.
4.5 x 4 inch
Cut Ivory card to 4.5 x 4 inches.  Stamp image 1.25 inches from the top and towards the right side of the card.  Clear emboss.
Add a computer-generated name. (Print to paper first then adhere card over the printed paper and print again to card).  Lightly mark across the centre of the card by pencil.
Using a craft knife cut around the top of the image starting and ending at the pencil line.  Rub out pencil line and fold the place card.

Here's another little's all about wedding's and this is a little good luck gift for the happy couple.....

HC Products:              HCPC 3394 Classic Bella Rose PreCut Set
HCPC 3400 Bella Rosebud PreCut Set  (Sentiment
                                    HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
                                    HCPC 3318 Daisy Patch PreCut Flowers
                                    HCD 703 Daisy Patch Die
                                    HCD 701 Posy Patch Die

Other Products:         LSS White Horseshoe Shape. White card. Spellbinder Labels 14 Die. Cuttlebug.  Tiny hole punch. Linen thread.
                                    White Satin edged organza ribbon, VersaMark. Egyptian Gold - embossing powder. Dries Clear adhesive. Hot Glue gun and adhesive.

1.              Stamp the swirly leaf image around the horseshoe shape using VersaMark and emboss with Egyptian Gold embossing powder.
2.              Stamp two sizes of the Daisy Patch flowers  (enough to make four double flowers plus one for the sentiment) to white card using VersaMark. Emboss with the gold embossing powder.   Stamp the same number of Posy Patch flowers in two sizes the same way.
3.              Using the matching dies die cut all the flowers.
4.              Shape and construct the two layers of flowers and arrange around the bottom half of the horseshoe shape using Dries Clear adhesive.
5.              From the ribbon tie two matching bows and a length to connect the top of the horseshoe shape as a ‘carry strap’. Hot glue the ribbon to the top front of the horseshoe along with the bows.
6.              Stamp and emboss sentiment to white card.  Cut with a Spellbinder Labels 14 Die.
7.              Pup up the remaining flower on the sentiment tag punch a tiny hole and thread some linen to attach to the horseshoe.

Thanks for dropping by ...... now it's time to Hop over to Angelica's Blog. Hope you can drop by again tomorrow when I have another project to share.
Till then................


Tuesday 21 June 2011

AnnaBelle Stamps - Blog Hop - Baby Joy


Bula....... Blogger's,

Home again after a wonderful week of sunshine and relaxation in beautiful Fiji! Ready to start playing with stamps and ink..........just in time for AnnaBelle's Blog Hop.   

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop
Come and join us the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month as we have fun sharing a new set with you!  
Play along with us for your chance to win the Blog Hop set!

 Our Hop starts and ends at the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog. If you came here from Andrea's blog you're on the right track.  As always Andrea has a prize for one lucky person so here are the details if you want to play along:

How to Play :
Playing along is now even easier!  You can leave a comment on one or all of the DT blogs and add your name using the Inlinkz tool which can be found on any of the DT blogs.
Each Hop a random winner will be drawn and if you've commented on the mystery DT blog then you will be the winner of the Blog Hop set!   The hop will run for 1 week and the winner will be announced the following Tuesday!

Our featured set this week is 'Baby Joy' and I've used one of the images and a couple of sentiments for my little gift set. 

I've printed a couple of sheets of AnnaBelle Stamps digital paper in espresso and teamed it with some chocolate card for my project. I've added a cookie cutter to my label which frames the congratulations sentiment. The matching card is a little 4 inch square card featuring a sentiment from the set.

It's time to go pay a visit to Kylie's Blog where she's sure to have a lovely project to inspire you. Don't forget the AnnaBelle the link to take you to the store.

AnnaBelle Stamps Baby Joy. Plain white gift bag, chocolate brown American Craft card, AnnaBelle Stamps  white card and digital paper (daisies and gingham in espresso). SU close to cocoa ink, Spellbinders - scalloped circle, small circle, classic lace border, Nellie's multi frames MFD 005. Sizzix Label die. Copic markers. AnnaBelle Stamps double faced satin ribbon in white.  White babies bottle shaped cookie cutter.