You are a queen darling!

IMG_4236It’s the Queen’s birthday weekend everywhere in the Commonwealth except Queensland this weekend! lol So Sweet Stampin Challenge is having a royal-themed challenge!  As soon as I saw this image from Some Odd Girl, I knew I had to have it.  I believe your crown can be made of anything – flowers, gold and even macaroni – but wear it with pride, let your light shine and own it!  You girl are a queen!  This is a digi stamp – which I love because it’s great for resizing, flipping, and totally easy to store!  I printed it out and then coloured it with my copics.  I accented the picture with some gloss on her eyes and some liquid pearls around the flowers.  There’s also some tiny gems and sticker pearls.


I tried something a little different with this card and made it a rectangle.  Normally I use premade card bases but this one I created myself.  I layered on some patterned papers an lace and then made little sentiment flags.  Lastly I doodled a little at the top and bottom of the card.

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Ocean’s of love

IMG_4217Hello out there in blog land! Oh boy has it been a crazy couple of months here at my house.  I’ve been out on Prac (for uni) at a local kindy and haven’t had any time to craft except threading fruit loops and cheerios on noodle cord and hand painting lol  My desk has been covered with assessments and lesson plans instead of Stickles and pens.  I really miss card making when I can’t!  So I’m back with an ocean-themed card for World Ocean Day over at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge!  Grab your ocean/nautical themed stamps and come and create with us! Just pop over to the blog and drop your card into our linky so we can all come and see it.


This card started with a watery background, then I layered the swirly patterned paper.  There’s also a bubble-shaped die-cut paper that I tuned into a shaker by adding sprinkles and acetate.  I’ve topped my card with this sweet Sea Shell Mermaid digi from Whimsie Doodles – but I removed her little tail and added my own.  Wire edged blue organza ribbon makes the best mermaid tail with some added silver beading.  You’ll also find I added some pearls and gems for shiny bubbles and hair decorations.

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Welcome Baby

IMG_4199Today’s creation has been made for Sweet Stampin’s new challenge – Earth Day – Use Something Recycled.  I love these sorts of cards as I can really let my creativity go wild!

I created my card using cardboard from my Dumbo Scentsy Buddy’s box.  It had some wonderful patterns on it so I used them as inspiration for my papers and embellies.  I added a base layer of yellow cardstock and doodled around the edges before I added some tiny stamped stars.  Then I fussy cut Dumbo from the rest of the box.  I tucked in a silver paper doily and a little acetate clock.  Then I cut up an aluminium can and ran it through my Cuttlebug with a circular die.  I bent and fussed the circles to create a little texture.  Then I tucked them under Dumbo and glued them down.  For this card Dumbo is a little girly so I added a flower with brad that I bought many years ago and found in my stash, and then created a ruffle out of crepe paper and topped it with some ribbon.  Lastly I tucked in a flag with Welcome Baby printed on it.


After I looked at the card I decided to make a little tag full of ribbons.  I created this with the ring pull of the can I previously used.  I looped four lengths of ribbon through it and then affixed it with a pink star brad.  I also added a couple more stars and a bow.


Happy Fall Y’all

IMG_4184Autumn is finally on its way here in Queensland, Australia.  The evenings are coming earlier and there’s a little chill in the night air.  It’s been so nice leaving the windows open until sunset and not having to use the air-conditioner!

This weeks challenge at Southern Girls challenge blog is all about Autumn or Fall, and I get to use this gorgeous image from Lacy Sunshine.  I’ve coloured Bubbles up with my Copics and added some Stickles to her wings and hat and I used tiny gems for her overalls buttons.  I layered browns cardstock with a spotty patterned paper in Autumn colours and doodled a border around the main image.


To finish off the card I wound some twine around the base cardstock.  I tide a double knot and then frayed the ends.

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An Easter Lantern

Today’s creation is an Easter Lantern.

I first gave lantern creating a go when I saw a tutorial at Mixed Up Craft and created my first at Christmas.  The tutorials are fantastic and every tiny part of the creation is explained in detail and demonstrated.  I find this really helps as sometimes written instruction can seem overwhelming.  Then once you have the bare bones of a lantern you can decorate it as you please! I love to create a little scene inside, as they’re quite large.


I used pretty Easter colours for my lantern, each side is a different colour – yellow, pink, blue and purple with kraft for the base and handle.  I doodled borders around the windows and inserted some spotty acetate.  The spots remind me of Easter Eggs patterns.  I wrapped the top and the bottom in yellow Easter Egg printed ribbon and the handle is attached with tiny brown bunny brads.


This angle gives you a view of the other colour of the lantern, and the flowers that I chose to adorn the top.  I love Kmart and their pretty but inexpensive posies.  These ones looked particularly Easter-ish, and I separated some of the eggs that come as a sprig or branch full of eggs and placed them among the ferns and flowers.  I couldn’t go past the bunch of lavender and poked a small piece of it in amongst the flowers too.


Don’t you just love Easter pastels? I’m so happy with my new lantern, the lights inside came from Spotlight.  They can be used for bouquets, so they’re wired in a waterfall style.  I glued the main power cord to the centre of the top of the lantern, and then each of the four strings that hang down were glued into the corners and along the bottom of each of the windows.  The fifth string of lights runs around the bunnies under the cellophane.  The lights are run by a small power pack of three batteries, which I’ve tucked under the cellophane at the back of the bunnies.  The access panel at the back of the lantern allows access to the battery pack to turn the lights on and off.

Easter Chickie

IMG_4180It’s the last day of school for the Easter holidays and that means creating a bag of goodies for my daughter’s teacher and a card.  Ou goodie bag was filled with a large chocolate bunny, a hollow egg and some whiteboard markers, pastel coloured fine pens and some ballpoint pens – because teachers always need pens!

For the card I used this adorable image from Whimsy Stamps “Chickie” and coloured her up with my Copics.  Our new theme at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge is Mellow Yellow, so I used lots of yellows, but sneaked in some pretty Easter colours too.  I glossed up her shoes, banner and eyes and added some tiny bling to her bows and dress.


Isn’t she adorable!  I did some doodling for the borders and then added some fun Easter themed ribbon.  So come and join us over at Whimsy Stamps and share your creations!

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