Saturday, 30 April 2016

Monsters in my planner

I was so excited when I spotted this planner layout at Hipster's World - so I watched the movie and set up my planner.

I comes as a download, that you just have to print out on sticker paper and then cut out.  I don't have a fancy cutting machine so i just used an old fashioned pair of scissors lol

There were cut-outs for every area of my planner, plus the left side column.  They printed out out beautifully, true to the colours on the blog and the perfect fit.

This was my layout before the pen - I can't wait to use Nemo next week!

Thursday, 28 April 2016

You are so fab!

Today is new challenge day over at the Southern Girl Challenge Blog and the theme is Texture!

I had so much fun with this gorgeous image from The East Wind, and new exactly what I wanted to create with the girl's dress and hair decoration.

I started off by colouring the image with my Copics, then using a selection of sequins in different sizes I hand sewed each piece to her bodice, and her hairl  I love the texture that it gives the image and how the light bounces off each sequin.  I also added some tiny dots of liquid pearls.  Lastly I glossed her eyes and lips and doodled around the border of the image.

I used a sketch for this card from Mojo Monday, added a gold doily and some black webbing.

Here is the whole card, and you can see that I added some sparkly foam letters for the sentiment.

Here you can see the different layers and textures.  I also used embossed Bazzill cardstock for the background, and doodled a border around it in fine point black pen.

I have joined the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - No Patterned Paper
Creative Card Crew - Wet or Dry Embossing
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog - Sew Charming
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Anything Goes

Friday, 15 April 2016

The cutest reason to shop

These are the latest craze to hit my house - Shopkins! I have to say it's hard not to collect them, there are so many different foods and products in bright colours and cute little faces.  I find myself throwing in a couple of little baskets each time I go shopping - with or without my kids' knowledge!

When I discovered the trading cards I knew I had to make a pocket letter with them, then my daughter brought home this fold out shop, with all these tiny die-cuts that worked perfectly in the shaker pockets.  I ordered some matching ribbon and made a couple of paperclips - one is also a shaker.

Both sides of the pockets have cards in them, some are full colour and some are for colouring in.  All of the die cuts are double sided too, which is great for the shaker pockets as you can see them from both sides.

Here is the whole pocket letter:
I added a little sparkle to each of the little characters, and some sequins to the shaker paperclip.

It turned out to be a really bright and cheerful pocket letter!

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Star Trekkin!

I never thought I would be making a Star Trek Pocket Letter - I know nothing about it.  I'm a Star Wars fan, and technically stay well away from Trekkies rofl  But I had a ton of fun looking for pictures, diagrams and learning about the different coloured jumpers, ships, and of course cast members.

Using the nine pockets, I used each to showcase a photo, that was then added to black cardstock.

And here you have it.  I used the Star Trek font to add a name label up the top, I found a cute furry critter that looks like a Tribble, and I printed a fun game and some badges.  Both sides of the pockets have pictures of Star Trek then and now.
The Tribble is on a chain with a clip so Julia (who is getting the PL) can hang it on her bag.

Star Trek pictures from {here}
Vulcan Script from Fonts2U

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Easter Buns

It's that time of year again, and I'm making cookies for Sophia's classmates.  This year I chose a simple bunny shape - it's actually a peep, and iced it with white royal icing. Then once set, I added a line of icing around the edge and dipped the cookies in 100's & 1000's.

I love the bright colours of the tiny lollies, and they're perfect for Easter.  I bagged each of the cookies up and dropped in some little solid eggs, then tied the top with some string and a bunny tag (which all came as a neat package from Woollies!)

The kids loved their gifts, and couldn't wait to show their waiting parents on the last day of school.

Here's a different view so you can see their tiny little jelly bean tails.  I'm so happy with how they turned out, and they were so easy - especially when there was 30 of them!

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

My funny Valentine

I know Valentine's Day has come and gone, but isn't this the cutest digi stamp from Rick St Dennis!?  I love how quirky she is with her flower pot hat, funky hair and pose.

I coloured the image with my Copics, and added some sparkle to her eyes and watch.  I then accented with Perfect Pearls.

To create the card I layered some spotty paper on red Bazzill, wrapped some ribbon around it and then tucked in some tiny Bingo boards that I got in a Pocket Letter.

This card has been created for Southern Girls newest challenge - Anything Goes.  All you need to do is create a new card, come over and link up and then sit back and wait for the love :)

Here are some closeups of my card

Pucker up! lol I glossed up her eyes to make them shiny.

I just love these little Bingo boards, they fit perfectly under the ribbon.

I have included my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
That Craft Place Blog - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craftroom - Any Holiday

Thursday, 3 March 2016

I love pineapples!

We have another awesome challenge for you over at Southern Girls Challenge, and the theme is "Words".  We want to see words on your projects, and I've chosen some wordy washi tape to use on my card and a stamped die-cut.

The image that I have used on my card is from Julia Spiri on Etsy.  I immediately fell in love with it because of that awesome pineapple.  I have pineapples everywhere in my home, I love to eat them, and I now love to colour them!  I used my Copics to colour this image, then I accented it with some yellow Stickles.  Now the pineapple has some texture, just like a real one!  I glossed Miss Pineapple's eyes too, to add a little sparkle.  The design of the card is pretty simple. I just layered some papers, doodled borders and then wrapped a pretty gold organza ribbon around it.
Here you can see the wordy washi I used as a background for the die-cut speech bubble.  I hand-stamped (I know I'm shocked too!) "time to be awesome" in black ink.
I have joined in with following challenges:
DRS Designs Rubber Stamps - Bling
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Challenge revisit (August '13 - words, words, words)
Ruby's Rainbow - Celebrate Women
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenge - Something for the Lady
Card Mania Challenges - Dots & Stripes
Coffee, Chocolate & Cards - Anything Goes

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Hungry Hungry Hungry

Have you ever been so hungry you ate through a sausage, a pickle, a cupcake, some plums and a pear?  Haha well I can't say I've eaten through all that in one meal, but I do know someone who did.  The Hungry Caterpillar!  I've loved the Hungry Caterpillar since I started working with children, the vibrant colours, patterns and the storyline of the little caterpillar who grew to become a beautiful butterfly.  I have a very well worn copy of the book that I have read to many many children along with the help of Hungry himself, and a beautiful bright yellow blanket with a butterfly on.

So it's no surprise that I've made a pocket letter in this theme!

I've used lots of patterned papers, and pictures from the book, I also had on hand an activity book full of stickers.  I made some paperclips - one with some Hungry Caterpillar ribbon and some sequins.  I punched some holes in some leaves and added them along with some felt leaves and tiny bunting.  Lastly I added some goodies and a letter.
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 15 February 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

Following with my yearly tradition of creating something Star Wars themed for my husband, I give you Yoda and Palpatine in a rare moment of getting along.  I got this awesome image from Art by Stowe and coloured it up with my Copics and some gloss.  I also created the card background using patterned paper and digi paper.  The Darth Vader paper is from Jony Rama on Etsy.  I love all the different papers that are in the kit and have used a couple in this project.  The second paper I used on the Malteasers bucket. I inked the edges of the papers, and the black cardstock behind the image is actually sparkly.

Here's the bucket - it's full of Malteasers, which my hubby loves.  All the papers on the bucket are digi papers added to black Bazzill.  I found a Yoda image on Flickr, it looks blurry because of depth of field on my camera, but it's really nice and clear.

You can see the sparkles a little better in this photo.

I am including this card in the following challenges:
Crafter's Cafe Blog Challenge - Love is in the air
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Something for the males
Simply Create Too - Love or Valentines
Cute Card Thursday - Sweet Valentines
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Use a love sentiment

I'm a winner at Fab 'n' Funky!!  Thank you

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Happy New Year!

Yep I know, I'm late to the party as usual lol.  I finally got to make my New Year pocket letter!  I've been so busy with my Uni assignments that I haven't made a Pocket Letter in months.

I used photos that I found on Pinterest, and backed them on sparkly black and gold card.  I made sure that the front of the page had pictures and the back was nice and sparkly.  Then I added some embellies, paperclips, tinsel ribbon, and a shaker ball filled with sequins and stars.  There's also an acetate clock tucked in there from Tanya Leigh Designs.

I really hope that my pocket letter is received well by my swap partner.  I had tons of fun creating it, and tried to pack all that New Year happiness into each of the little pockets.

Here it is - I hung a shiny little banner at the top and added some bling on some of the pockets.
Here's the New Year ball I created with my fuse.  I added some black tulle to the top to hang it.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope that you have a wonderful New Year!