Cute little Cupid

IMG_4588I have one more Valentine’s gift to share, I made it for Sophia’s teacher (who we love).  It’s a gorgeous little Belly Box Card from My Scrap Chick.  I don’t have a fancy cutting machine, so I printed out the shapes and then traced them onto my chosen card-stock.  The end result was really quite small, so I suggest carefully resizing the shapes to make the box a little bit bigger, it appears to be a lot smaller than my previous belly boxes that I’ve made.  Each of the pieces was edged in coloured pencil to give the little Cupid’s feet, hands and face some dimension.  I also used white pens and gems.  This adorable little gift is the perfect treat box and card combined.  On the back of the box is a decent amount of surface area to write a sweet message to the giftee.

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Valentine Cookies

IMG_4596aIt’s Valentine’s Day here in Australia so I made some large sugar cookies for my Star Wars loving hubby.  I started with a large heart shaped cookie cutter.  Then once baked I drew the pattern for the cookie with some edible markers.  Carefully I started to fill in details, starting with the large white centre that I filled with large crystal sugar pieces.  Then I added each piece – the blanket, head, outer heart and ears.  Once the icing had dried for 7-8 hours I was then able to draw in the details.  I used a tattoo I saw on Pinterest for inspiration for my cookie and I’m so happy with how they turned out!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day

IMG_4583It’s love month and challenge day over at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge, and with that comes gifts, lollies, lots of red and pink and cute digi images!  Today I’m using this cutie from Whimsie Doodles (now closed) who has been designed to add a lollipop to!  Initially I had added two cuts above and below her little hand but the lollipop stick bent and buckled the image too much, so I fussy cut her hand and hot glued it onto the stick.  Then I glued the lollipop to the image!   I really wanted some cute pink and white lollipops but had to go with these one’s from Kmart.  They lay flat and are nice and bright though so I think it works.  The image was coloured with Copics and then I added some Stickles to her headband and dress.  I used clear gloss for her eyes and shoes.  I layered the image on scraps of cardstock – the patterned cardstock has been distressed on the edges.  The final card was then doodled around with a bow and sentiment added.  The sentiment is raised on 3D foam tape.

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These make the perfect little cards for my daughter to hand out at school, and she can add a message to the back.

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Marigolds

IMG_4580Aren’t marigolds the prettiest flowers, and they are so easy to grow!  I love that they produce their own seeds to spread around the garden!  This gorgeous image is from Colour of Love and coloured with my Copics.  Now if you ever have trouble with large images, then you’ll love this post.  This is what I love about digitals! I simply cropped the image, tilted it and then printed it.  It’s now perfect for my card, has Rory as the focal point AND I don’t feel overwhelmed colouring a large image.  I also added some gems for sparkle and some tiny yellow pearls to her buttons.  The image was then mounted on cardstock and layered on patterned paper.  I used my Bow-Easy to create the perfect bow and adhered it with hot glue.

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If you love marigolds too come and join us over at Southern Girls Challenge for our Anything Goes challenge and see all the gorgeous creations the design team have made.  I have joined the following challenges:

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Digi scrapping again

Us1This year I set myself a few goals and one of those was to catch up on my scrapbooking.  I found a fabulous challenge to join and hopefully I can get caught up on a few years worth of photos along the way.  I’ve been so busy with Uni that it’s sort of gotten away from me!  So today I start with this layout, it’s a favourite photo of mine from when the girls were really little.  Amber was 8 and Sophia was only a few months old.  The challenge title really spoke to me when I made this layout, my girls are my whole world, they’re who makes us – us.

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This is a digi layout – it’s made using digital papers and elements in Photoshop instead of cutting out paper and adhering embellies.  I started off traditional scrapbooking and now do it digitally for the freedom, the portability (I’ve scrapped on a train and in the car!), and I can resize, multiply, crop and shape to my heart’s desire and reuse papers that I love.  Today I’ve used digi papers and elements from Studio Flergs, and a sketch from 123 Challenge Blog on Facebook.

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Back to school

back to school box3It’s back to school time and you know what that means? Teacher gifts!!!  Yes I’m that parent who loves to shower her children’s teachers in gifts because I know how much hard work they put into the children in their care, the hours after school in meetings, planning, marking and personal development training.  I’m so thankful for their tireless work, so I spend a little of my time making something special for them.  This year I decided to make cookies – school themed cookies!  I made papers, pencils, candy, an apple, a star, and a plaque.  I used royal icing to decorate my sugar cookies, and used a combination of cookie cutters and my own shapes.

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Initially the paper cookies were going to be the sides of a box that I was building, but the icing was going to take too long to harden so I abandoned that idea and used a little wooden crate that I picked up from Kmart.  The lines on the paper cookies were made using edible pens, the icing was piped from bags using various sized tips and colours.

I’m so happy with how the cookies turned out and they were received well by our lovely new teacher.

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