Sunday, 5 July 2015

Crazy Cat Lady

I am loving creating Pocket Letters!  I haven't had many in return, but I'm enjoying making them!  This one was for a lovely lady who loves cats.  Quite frankly I'd probably become a crazy cat lady if I didn't have hubby saying no every time a stray came past my door!  There's something comforting about a warm furry body sleeping next to you, and my Tabitha likes to sleep at my head at night, and next to me on the sofa when I'm at my laptop.

So this layout was all kinds of fun.  I built a paper cat, paper pieced a musical kitty, and built a really cute sticky note cat in a box.

I found my images from here:
Cat Lady Bingo
Soft Kitty
Grumpy Cat
Why I Love Cats
Home is Where my Cats Are
Lazy Costume Ideas
Pile of Cats
Cat with Snowcone
Cat Breeds

On the back of this page, I filled all the pockets with fun embellies, and I added a wooden cat clip.  I doodled borders around the pictures too.
Here's the little cat with articulated limbs.  You can find her at Surfing Sloth on Etsy.  The 3D paper cat can also be found at 3 Eyed Bear.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Twistie Turbee

My cheeky monkey looked so cute after her bath, wearing her Twistie Turbee.  It's a neat little towel that wraps around her head and speed dries her hair, which is perfect now that it's winter.  They're perfect to use after swimming too, so we keep one in her swim bag.
Template by Tracy Reed & Elements by Kristen Aagard

Stickers and Tape

It's that time again - DT reveal at Southern Girls Challenge, and the theme is Stickers and Tape.

I decided to try something a little different with my card this week, and did a decorative cut.  It gives the card a really neat 3D look when standing.  I used a igi image from All Dressed Up Stamps - there are so many wonderful images to choose from!  I coloured the image with my Copics, and then added some stick on jewels to the flower on her hat and the bow on her basket.  I also used some washi tape on my card with a printed paper look.

In addition I doodled borders and added a paper flower, wooden gem and cloth leaf.

You can see the bottom of the 3D card in this photo, and the pretty image. She's such a cutie isn't she?!

I have joined the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Blog - How does your garden grow
Digitally Sweet Challenges - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Fancy Folds
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
V's Sweet Ideas - Celebrate

Thursday, 2 July 2015

A new party!

It's going to be so much fun!! ‪#‎SCRAPPARTY15‬

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi

My latest pocket letter is Aussie themed! Of course I had a heap of fun with this layout, and I felt like half a travel agent and half tourism campaigner lol I created these pocket layouts with specific pictures of each state of Australia, something that is iconic to our beautiful country - animals, land, food, destinations all wrapped up and beautifully presented on black Bazzill cardstock.  I then added some neat little QR codes.  These codes can be found at a website called QR Stuff and all you have to is input the web address you want the QR code to link to.  Then download and print.  You can even choose different colours.  I printed them small so they didn't take up the entire picture.  To read the QR Codes, just download a free app onto your device.  Both Android & Apple have them.  I also made some cute little road signs as paperclips, and a hang tag which you find on our clothing and other products that are Australian Made.  The final addition to the layout is of course a personal tub of vegemite - cause everyone needs to experience it at least once in their lifetime! I honestly can only have the thinest scraping on my sandwiches, but now they've made a milder verson which I don't mind a little more of.  Okay, here are some more photos of my PLP.

Go ahead, scan the code above and enjoy a little vegemite fun!

Saturday, 13 June 2015

You've been Michonne'd

I have created another The Walking Dead themed pocket letter!!  This time I did Michonne for one of the participants in my The Walking Dead event.  Her partner didn't send her a letter so in order to ensure that all my participants had fun, and don't miss out, I've created this one for her.

I loved creating the little paper clips - they're digital pictures of Pop Vinyl toys that I fussy cut and then laminated.  I also added some gloss and red stickles for blood and effect.  When the figures were mounted with hot glue to paperclips I then added some chain.  You see the two men where Michonne's partner and friend who became Walkers.  So she chopped off their arms with her Katana and attached chains so she could lead them about.  They worked a treat at keeping the other walkers away too!

The little 3D figure is a paper doll that I printed and fussy-cut, then put together.  I haven't added any glue to this doll, as I will be including it in the letter when I post it. (But flattened).

The full page, showing the paperclips

This pocket is interactive - it has a swing action flap so you can see the before and after shots of the Michonne's Walker pets.  It's amazing what some makeup can do!

This pocket can be removed so you can read all about Michonne and what she has done throughout the different seasons of the show.

This is the back page with various meme's a photo of the actress behind Michonne and a pic of her Katana.

These are my paperclips, a nice closeup so you can see them better.

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Alice in Wonderland

My newest pocket letter is The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland!  I have had so much fun creating this for my pal - who I haven't heard from and is possibly AWOL at the moment.
Anyway, I had lots of fun sourcing pictures, creating paper clips and the little fob watch with charms that can hang from a planner.  I'm starting to think I need to purchase a set of pliers and wire cutters with the amount of jewellery work I have been doing lol.
Here is a list of image sources:
Playing card paperclips
Don't Stay Calm card
Mad Hatter under a mushroom
Mad Hatter green background
We're all made here
Arrows - Etsy (no longer available)
Doormouse, Chesire Cat, Rabbit
Mad Hatters Hat

The big hat picture looks a little bare at the moment - this is where I'm going to do some journaling or doodling.  Thanks for taking a look at my page :)

A play on the swing

Oh my goodness the days are flying by at the moment.  I can't believe I nearly missed Southern Girls Challenge Blog's weekly challenge! One minute it's Monday and the next it's Friday!
This week we have a Tic Tac Toe game for you to play.  I chose Gold, Mist & Twine as my 3 elements.  The gold is in the washi tape, the mist is barely visible, but gives the card a subtle shimmer and the twine is wrapped around the card.
The image I have used is from Ppinky Dolls on Etsy.  I coloured the image using my Copics, some gloss for the eyes and some liquid pearls for buttons and dots.

I have joined the following challenges:

  1. Penny's Challenge - Favourite Embellishment (Doodling, gloss, washi)
  2. Inky Chicks - Butterflies
  3. Artistic Inspirations - Layers
  4. Fussy & Fancy Friday - Fun in the Sun

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Listers Gotta List

 So I discovered, at the beginning of May, a wonderful website called The Reset Girl and her Facebook group Listers Gotta List.
I love to create lists, I never finish them, I'm always adding to them and I love these lists cause they're not lists about work I need to complete, but awesome little notebooks full of information that would ordinarly be locked up in my head.  They take me back to a simpler time when all I had to worry about was catching Top 40 on the radio and taping it, of favourite foods I loved as a kid, thoughts, wishes and adventures.
So get comfy, cause there's 31 days of May coming your way (I have a bit to catch up on, cause I thought I'd already posted them here!)
If you're thinking of creating your own notebook of lists, I created mine from a simple exercise book (I'll be able to 2 months per book if I want).  I cut down the book, rounded the corners and decorated.  I love that everything I use in this book is from my many draws of scrap paper!!  It's finally all being used.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

For fox sake!

Welcome back to a new challenge at Southern Girls Challenge!
This week the theme is Animal Crackers and I'm using the gorgeous Fox Family digi image from our sponsor Oak Pond Creations.
I used my Copics to colour in the image, and then added some gloss to their little noses and Mum's eyes.
I used some woodland papers from my stash, and a patterned piece of acetate.
There is also a crushed velvet ribbon, twine and doodling.
If you are up for a challenge - we want to see your cards.  You can combine your card with 9 other challenges, just pop over and enter into our linky.

Here's a little closeup of the Foxy Family - they're so cute with their big ears all alert.  The image is raised on 3D foam dots so it sits nicely on the velvet ribbon and twine.  The sentiment says "For Fox Sake - Another birthday?!"

I'm joining the following challenges:
Clear it Out Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes