Monday, 19 March 2018

Birthday Cards for Kids


Do you know a little someone who is having a birthday?
Here are a couple of ideas for cards for them.

This card was a special order. The happy birthday is cut from a die by Kaszazz. The Grandson and the #2 are dies from Stampin'up. A dinosaur and tracks was stamped on to white card, then the dinosaur stamped a second time on to more white card, and fussy cut. A leaf frond was embossed then lightly chalked, behind the stamped dinosaur, the die cuts were added, then the panel was matted to patterned paper then on to a white card base. The cut out dinosaur was mounted on to the card. A hand drawn border was added to the panel, and a couple of candy dots finished the design.

These cards have the magical touch for those who love princesses, knights in shining armour, and of course, unicorns.
Princess card coloured with watercolour pencils, and the other two with alcohol markers. Gemstones and touches of glossy accents were the final additions.

The little ones would love these cards.

Till next time
be happy

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Covered Spiral Notebooks...


Todays selection of notebooks are spiral bound and have been covered using three different but similar techniques...

This first notebook was covered using patterned paper. I also cut an image from the paper and have added this to the front with added dimension. Rhinestones, glitter washi tape and ribbons complete the embellishments.

The next two notebooks were covered with layers of cardstock, the top layer has been stencilled with texture paste, spritzed with a homemade spray (re-inker and water) and stamped with random images.  Purchased flowers have been layered and added to the blue notebook along with a rhinestone flourish.  A ribbon selection, crocheted and burlap flowers and die-cut white leaves embellish the white notebook.

Lastly, these two notebooks were covered with adhesive material. Kaisercraft flowers, a selection of brads, washi tape, die-cut leaves and a simple ribbon attachment have been used to complete these.

Define Notebook...
a small book with blank or ruled pages for writing notes in
a book of or for notes
a book for notes or memoranda
a small book or binder of paper pages, often ruled, used for purposes such as recording notes or memoranda, writing, drawing or scrapbooking...

For whatever reason you use your notebook, I am sure everyone owns at least one!
Have a noteworthy day!

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Happy Dogs - Kaszazz


Who could possibly resist these adorable characters?

All images and sentiments, with the exception of feel better soon, are from Kaszazz  Happy Dogs sets. The doghouse die is by IO. Stamping is done with Archival ink and colouring with watercolour pencils. Glossy accents has been added to noses and eyes.

Till next time
be happy

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Kaisercraft Captured Moments - 60th Birthday Card...


Todays' beautiful card is created with multiple layers of card, glitter card and features Journal Cards from the Kaisercraft Captured Moments Antique Bliss Journal Card pack.

The pack contains 4"x6" cards so I created a larger card base and offset the layers with a bronze glitter card.

I die cut and applied glossy accents to the numbers, the 'happy birthday' is stamped from Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set and the 'Beautiful life' is also cut from a Journal card from the pack.

I applied glossy accents to the wording on the front of and embellished with sequins and rhinestones.

A couple of the other cards in this pack feature beautiful sayings and images so I cannot wait to use these in future creations...

Live, Laugh and Love,

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Fairies Mini Album

Good Morning

I haven't shown you a mini album for a while, so here is a fairy album recently created.
Stamped images and rhymes are from Lavinia stamps. Other magical sentiments are from Kaszazz.

The album is 6 inches square and has 8 internal pages.

I have added pockets and tags through the album so there is plenty of room for photos and stories.

The album is bound with rings to allow pages to be added or removed
Rhinestones, Stickles and Wink of Stella pens add sparkle.

Till next time
have a magical happy time

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Mini photo albums using Tim Holtz Alterations, Stampin' Up and Cuttlebug...


By using a selection of embossing folders, coloured and white cardstock, lettering dies and an envelope pocket die, I have created covers for these instax sized photo albums.

The envelope die is from Stampin' Up - Big Shot Scallop Envelope...

Lettering Die used here: Tim Holtz Alterations Vintage Market... 

Blue Lettering: Tim Holtz Alterations Typeset...
Red Lettering: Tim Holtz Alterations Chip Block...

Embossing Folders: Green - Stampin' Up Textured Impressions Square Lattice
Blue: Cuttlebug Script
Red: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots

Each album has an elastic closure and of course doesn't necessarily need to be used for photos... any small memento eg ticket stubs etc can be treasured in these albums. 

Hope to see you again soon,
thanks for visiting

Monday, 26 February 2018

Twist-pop cards


Just a quick post today to show you a few of the twist pop cards we have created.

On this card the words are Tim Holtz dies, with other images and dies from Stampin'up.

For this card, Kaszazz papers, Grass tree images from Stamp World, and Australiana dies from Ultimate Crafts. Tim Holtz word dies.

Kaisercraft papers, Tim Holtz word dies, Spellbinders dies, Cheery Lynn and other Sea life dies.

These cards have been created in a couple of different ways. One is where the twist mechanism is a separate piece which is inserted into the card base, and the second is where the mechanism and the insert is one piece which is then inserted into a  base card. These cards are a little fiddly as positioning is precise, but the effort is worth it.


Till next time
be happy