Father’s Day

IMG_4348It’s challenge day over at Southern Girls Challenge blog and the theme is Father’s Day/ Masculine!  With Father’s Day fast approaching I jumped at the chance to choose that theme.  I love this image from Karen’s Doodles (who is now closed) and coloured it up with my Copics.

To create the card I layered lots of fishing themed things – like reef coral, die cuts, some silver beads and some watery looking background paper.  I wrapped the bottom of the background paper with some blue and white twine and tucked in a diecut of some water plant.  I raised the image on some small foam squares for dimension, so the water plant looks quite 3D.

My daughter loves to fish with her daddy, they’re like peas in a pod.  She also likes to mix and match colours in her clothing so I made sure to add this in the card.


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Happy Birthday JK Rowling

IMG_4323Very few people in this world haven’t heard of Harry Potter.  My brother started reading the books and got me hooked on them, then I got my kids hooked on them! We love each and every one of the books and movies and one day hope to visit Hogwarts.

Today’s creation was made for Sweet Stampin’s new challenge – JK Rowling’s Birthday – Magical Makes.  I new I just had to make something Harry Potter inspired and Bugaboo’s Stamps are my favourite go-to digi images.  I also used a fantastic tutorial from Mixed Up Craft to create this card, her tutorials are fantastic and so much fun to make.  I also added some fun printables and some digi papers from Sahlin Studio.


Here you can see the folds, there’s a panel on the back of the card behind Hermione, Harry and Ron that can be written on.


A close up of the left panel showing a newspaper clipping, term report and library card.


The right panel has Hogwarts mail, Hogwarts Express ticket, Marauders Map, Owl Postt Declaration and Ministry of Magic Identity Card.

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Wonderful Woman

IMG_4315It’s challenge day over at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge and our theme this week is Wonderful woman.  I chose my sister for this card, she’s amazing.  Even though she’s younger than me I’ve always looked up to her.  She’s accomplished so many amazing things in her life so far, and visited so many beautiful countries.  My girls adore their Aunt and talk of her all the time.  I once flew just over 1100km to give her a hug.  I just had a feeling she needed it.  It was so much fun flying all by myself and then surprising her, seeing her beautiful face, and seeing where she worked.  I love her humour, the way she is with my girls and the memories of stupid stuff we did as kids.  Mel this card is for you ❤


I chose this digi stamp from Tiddly Inks because it looks just like me and Mel, she’s the one on the left.  She’s such a stylish dresser and her hair is always perfect – I’m more a modpodge of Vinnies outfits and grey hair.  I created this card with pops of colour and layers of embellies like tickets, a crepe paper rosette, some bling and twine.

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Christmas in July

IMG_4307It’s officially halfway through the year and time to think about Christmas cards, usually that just means I “think” about Christmas cards and none actually get made until the panic takes over and I make them on the first of December, but this year I actually MADE one early!

This card was created in conjunction with the Southern Girls newest challenge – Boys are the bomb! I don’t normally make cards for boys, so this was a real challenge until I found this cute image from Some Odd Girl.  I then dug through my Christmas stash box and came up with some paper scraps, washi tape, die cuts and snowflakes.  I am loving making non-square cards at the moment and adding lots of layers.


The green card and the chalkboard card are actually part of a kit used in pocket scrapbooking – turns out they’re perfect for card making too!  I added the little snowflakes but lifted up their edges for dimension, then I added a gem to their centres for sparkle.  My image is raised on 3D foam dots and the borders were doodled by hand.

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I shore miss you!

IMG_4248I’m so excited to share my third card as a Guest Designer for Whimsy Stamps!  This sweet little seagull was so much fun to colour and create in 3D.  I printed three copies of the image and then coloured the corresponding pieces as I adhered them with 3D foam dots.  I glossed up his beak and feet to give a watery look, then layered him on diecuts, a mesh-type ribbon that has a real “coral” look and even tried my hand at some boat knots!  I used a plain and patterned cardstock in beautiful blues, and tore one end for a beach surf look.  Lastly I tucked in some tiny gems for a little sparkle and added some pearls.  The card itself was made so the front is shorter than the back, and I ran my water-threading punch along the edge for effect.


Isn’t he cute?! Look at those little webbed feet.  I’d happily share my hot chips with him lol If you love him as much as I do, pop over to Whimsy Stamps and snag him and his two friends in the Ahoy Matey! Digital Stamp Set.

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If you got stung by a jelly

IMG_4244Welcome back for another fun day of being a guest designer at Whimsy Stamps!  This sweet digi stamp is called Bloom and I coloured her up using my Copics, and some tiny little flowers that are normally used for nail decoration.

I created my card with an ocean theme so it actually has real liquid inside!  The port hole holds a bag of liquid so the sea shapes float and move as you touch them.  There’s real bubbles in there too.  I layered my card with plain and patterned paper and doodled the borders by hand.



It was so nice creating a beach themed card – it’s winter here in Queensland Australia, and a little chilly, so bright colours and cute jelly fish were definitely in order!

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