Monday, August 29, 2011

Going Dotty!

Helloooo world of lovely peeps!

I'm trying to hype up some mojo here after the bug (bleurgh) - the mojo flew away so badly that I was starting to think about updating the blog with a muffin recipe - pumpkin muffins anyone?! :0) Anything to break the silence!

Anyhoo, here was the best the mojo could give me right now:


For some reason Polka Dots are driving me batty at the mo - {LOVE}! - and this bloom builder die is right up there too - soooo they happily ended up on a card together.

(This fit in with the Moxie Fab World's Felt Challenge which is running right now - all because of that luscious big bloom!)

Blessings Deet

These colours remind me of a summer that has matured into early fall - it's happening here! The days are still utterly perfect - but the nights are a tad crisp and some of the bushes around us have caught the hint ...

So there it is ... thanks for stopping in - hope this finds you in the middle of a day that's just perfectly perfect!



Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II, Beautiful Blessings (Papertrey Ink)
Dies - Bloom Builder #2, Parisien Lace Doily, Edgers #2 (Papertrey Ink)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Scalloped Sunshine :0)

Hellooo you sweet people! Thanks for all of the well wishes!

Today PaperCrafts Mag is having a promotional week for their new Card ideas for Paper Crafters special issue.

I was so blessed to have 2 cards published in this one - those acceptances really made my day :0) I'm allowed to share one, so here is my take on sketch # 55 in the original line up ...

Lots of texture for a bit of fun :0)

Thank you so much for stopping by! I really hope to be up and creating again in real time soon. My stamps are calling my name!

Have a *totally* beautiful day!



Saturday, August 20, 2011

Boo the Bug!

Hello Peeps!

I have a flu bug - it's very friendly and persistent and really doesn't want to leave me by myself (despite all those extra vitamins, water, sleep) ... horrid little thing!

I just wanted to share a project which is in the September/October issue of PaperCrafts Magazine - which went on sale this week:

The label on the jar was created from sticky back canvas - and I can't believe how easy canvas  is to stamp on with dye ink - there really wasn't a lot of ink bleeding at all. I had a fun learning curve.

Anyhoo - no hugs today :0) I would really like you to have a *great* one - and you don't need this pesky bug!



Monday, August 15, 2011

Embellish Challenge

Hellooooooo lovely people!

Have you seen the lovely colours that are being used for this month's Embellish Challenge? Soooo pretty!

I found them so inspiring and decided to use them for a quick card. I used an emboss resist with distress inks in this one, because the second concept of the challenge is 'colouring'.


I used sponges to colour the images, but here is a quick tip for the round centres where a sponge can be inaccurate .... if you adhere a pearl in place and then run a Q tip which is saturated in Dye ink around the pearl, pressing lightly against it, it keeps the colouring perfectly circular. (Does that make sense?)

Embellish Deet

The kraft colour of the challenge is used inside the floral centres - just in *case* you were wondering :0)

Thanks for stopping in! Hope you're having the BEST of the best today!



Stamps: Layered Flowers (Leaf), Classic Bloom, Thank You sayings - Hero Arts
Distress Inks: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

It's August?!

Wowzers, I can't believe that August is here already! We were invited to a last minute reunion and completely disappeared with less than 18 hours notice for a while - and every bit of inconvenience (including the one missed flight) were completely worth it. Such a fantastic time!

I'm going to share an older card with you today - it has been on the blog-o before, a loooooong time ago and I really did love it, and never managed to give it away. But after seeing one of my dear friends again, I think it needs to go and live with her. So this post is to say goodbye to this card - (sniff, sniff ;0)


And I hope that it makes her day and gives her a smile!

Homespun Deet

All the other crafting coming out of my craft room at the moment is pretty practical - in other words QUICK to make - I just have a lot of cards that need doing.

I'll share one of those quicksters in the next few days here :0)

Ookie Dooks - I hope that this finds you all WELL! Thanks for popping in and visiting!

Big smiles and hugs to you!



Stamps: Sewingbox Hugs, Off Beat Backgrounds, Faux Fun