Tuesday, September 29, 2009


This weeks challenge on the Crafty Angels Blog is embossing.  I am a big fan of the cuttlebug so decided to make a card using some of my embossing folders.  For this card I embossed a piece of white card with the Swiss Dots folder (this is one of my favourite folders), I then embossed a piece of whitewash cardstock with my floral folder, I then sanded over the embossed flowers to reveal the inner purple core and attached this over the swiss dots card.
Last months class at South East Crafters crop was a parchment class which I really enjoyed, so I embosses a butterfly onto some purple vellum, and then double mounted it on purple and silver cardstock.  I finished the card off with some gems and a thank you sentiment.

thanks for looking!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009


I have been admiring all the stamped candles I have been seeing on the Cardz n Scrapz Forum and various peoples blogs and am always amazed at how fantastic a simple candle can be made to look!!!  So when Jess posted her candle tutorial on the forum I knew I was gonna have to give it a go!!

I picked my beloved Snowy Penny Black stamp as he is cute (and easy to colour) and after I finally tracked some tissue paper down....bit like the search for the Holy Grail it was....used to see it EVERYWHERE then when I went looking for it couldn't find the stuff anywhere!!!!  Anyhoo, finally I was all set!!

I followed the instructions and took my time and was soooooo chuffed with the results.  THANKS JESS!!!! I think he looks really good, I added a few gems as buttons on his belly and he currently has pride of place on my fireplace!!!

OH BOY I think I have found yet another addiction to add to my growing list!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


After a stressful day yesterday due to teething babies, cranky toddlers and WORK!!!  I decided to de-stress by having a tinker with some docrafts goodies and make a Christmas card.  Christmas is my favourite time of year and I am LOVING making the cards!!!  As I only have a few people that I give cards to I probably have enough cards to send out already but am having such fun making them I will be handing them out to strangers on the street at this stage!!!

I love the free Daisy stamp that I got with the last Creativity magazine, so coloured it in using Sandstone and Blue Pearl promarkers, added some glitter glue (as usual) and selected some papers that came in the new Goody Bag.  I added some snowflake brads and some gems and finished it off with a Christmas Wishes label and some ribbon.

thanks for looking!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

PFP Week 17 - Polka Dots

This weeks challenge on the Passion For Promarkers blog was any colour plus Polka Dots!!!  This was a bit of a challenge for me as I discovered that polka dots are not something I have alot of.....my paper stash is still growing but was rather 'light' on all things spotty!!!
After a hunt (and a couple of spotty papers that I had no pro marker colours to go with) I came across some papermania pages (I think its the Sweet Nothings line??) and decided to use my new Forever Friends stamp. I coloured him in using Vanilla, Rose Pink and Amethyst. A little glitter glue, some gems and some lace ribbon to finish off the card and I was all done.
Thanks for looking!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Seriously, what is the story with the weather......GORGEOUS sunshine last week and now grey iccky clouds!!!! It is hard to believe that summer is come and nearly been gone and the braai was only pulled out about twice!!!!  Still I suppose twice is better than none at all.  Has been a busy week for me this week as my little girl is cutting teeth  and boy is she not happy about it.....so crafting wise things have been on hold.....tho I did play with the new sketch on the Crafty Angels blog, I made the layout in my previous post and then tried my hand at a card, this is the result
excuse the concrete backing but the only place I could get decent light yesterday was on the footpath at the back of my house......Love the Hope stamp, she is so cute (and easy to colour in for a promarker newbie like me!!!!).  The backing papers are Basic Grey Granola and I added some flowers and buttons from my stash!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

This is my take on the sketch Laura posted on the Crafty Angels Blog for their first weeks challenge. The design team provided loads of inspiration with their gorgeous projects.  I loved the sketch and think it is great as I could use it both on a layout and on a card (which I did) but decided to enter my scrapbook page as I think it came out really well!!!!  Will posted up the card on my blog in a bit!
I had this really funny but cute picture of Rebecca pulling a silly face when I was chasing her around the house trying to get 'the perfect picture'.....funnily enough tho it is a bit blurred it is perfect as it shows her cutely silly face!!!  Then when rooting through my stash I came across the GORGEOUS Tiny Dancer line from My Minds Eye.....love this line as it is just sooo girly!! I knew it was just perfect!!!   I tore and inked some strips of paper, matted the picture on some brown card stock and framed it using some pretty pink buttons.  I did my title using some fab brown thickers from American crafts.  I finished the layout with some hand made flowers and a bit of pink ric rac!!
Hope you like it

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Had a fantastic scrappy day in Dublin today.  Went up to Le Cheile in Donnycarney for Lainey's monthly class and crop!!  This months class was entitled 'A day in my Life' using the gorgeous Cosmo Cricket papers from the Earth Love line and the cutest stamps!!!  For once I actually used my own pic and had fun with all the paper layering and doodling!!!
Had great craic chatting to the ladies on my table as well as shopping in Annamarie's shop The scrapbookstore got some GORGEOUS prima flowers and some fab papers, all in all it was a brilliant day out!!!
This weeks challenge on Passion for Promarkers was to use Blue Pearl and Sandstone markers!!!  This really got me thinking as this wouldn't be a colour combination I would normally use.....hello purple and pink girl me.....but inspired by the fantastic examples posted by the Design team I went rooting through my stash and came across my Giving Shelter stamp......love this little snail he is SOOOOO cute.  When I unearthed my Basic Grey Granola papers inspiration suddenly struck me and I was off and running!!!
Used the Blue Pearl and Sandstone promarkers on the whole image with the exception of the flower stem (Lime Green) and the flower centre (yellow).  Finished the image off with a little bt of diamond stickles and some glossy accents (LOVE this stuff) of the flower centre and rain drops!!!
I used a square card for a change and inked the edges with some Blue Jeans Distressed ink.  A few buttons and a bit of ribbon from my stash and some layered Granola paper and my little birthday card was done.  Am really pleased with the results!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Been so busy playing with cards that I have been neglecting my first love......scrapbooking!!!  Given the weather has been so dismal I spent the other evening doing some layouts.....sure what else would one be doing on a long rainy evening.  The above layout didn't come out quite as I imagined but it is nice and simple and I LOVE the paper.
The second is using some papers from my July kit from The Scrap Room I love all things purple and the paper is gorgeous as it is sparkely and bling. 

Saturday, September 5, 2009

This weeks Promarker challenge was Girly and Glittery and we are able to use any colour pro markers which is handy as my selection is still growing (so far I only have 20.....but the piggy bank may soon fund more).  So I decided to use my new Sugar Nellie stamp from Funkykits I think she is kinda cute and have used her a couple of times already!!!
I coloured her hair in Slate and did the rest of her in Lime Green and Yellow (rather bright I know but I think it looks cute).  I added yellow glitter glue to her polka dots and the heart.  I was making a card for my sister, so I wanted something soft and simple so I used my swiss dots embossing folder (love my cuttlebug), some yellow organza ribbon and gems and mounted Luvvie of yellow and green glitter cardstock.
Got some fantastic Sugar Nellie stamps from funkykits so decided to enter the challenge on the The Sugar Bowl using the Luvvie stamp.  I had no square cards (my card stash a little limited as I am only starting) so used a 5x7 card.  I really loved the sketch it was right out of my comfort zone (but most things are when one is just starting!!!) so I just had fun with it!!