Stay Wild

IMG_4693It’s challenge day over at Southern Girls Challenge blog and we have Auzz Trinkets Crafts, JMC Designs and Jan’s Digi Stamps as amazing sponsors for our Anything Goes with Team Trace challenge!

Today I’m working with a digi stamp from JMC Designs called Cosmo Polly.  She’s coloured up with Copics and then sparkly Stickles has been added.  Did you notice she’s a Cosmopolitan Drink that’s upsidee down?  Isn’t that creative?!  I loved using tropical colours for her drink themed dress, and glossed up the fruit.  The bottom of her dress has chunky Stickles to look like the sugared rim of a glass.

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For this tropical card I fussy cut the image so she can sit atop layers of patterned paper and doily covered acetate.  Then I added some gems, twine and finally the sentiment.

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Stay Cozy

IMG_4670It’s the first day of Winter here in Australia, so the cold weather is just around the corner.  We’ve already had a few chilly days, but in Central Queensland where I live it doesn’t get really really cold, just enough to put on a cardigan if you go outside.  As it’s challenge day over at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog – the theme is cute and I couldn’t resist making something was not only cute but wintry themed too.  Today I’m using an image from Whimsie Doodles and a reusable cup that I have a stack of in my stash.  I coloured up the image and then fussy cut it to hot glue to the cup.  I wrapped the cup in some scraps of patterned paper and also added a circle to the lid.

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I used a piping bag and added yummy hot chocolate ingredients – chocolate powder, crunchy m&ms and mini marshmallows – and tied it all up with an organza bow.  It tucks neatly into the cup to be given as a gift.

We would love to see your cute creation, so come and join us over at Sweet Stampin‘!

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Happy Holidays

IMG_4662It’s challenge day over at Southern Girls Challenge, and this week we are working with Krafter’s Cart and Oddball Art!  I have this Cute Kawaii Bear on Stack of Presents that I have coloured in festive colours.  I added some Stickles and white Signo pen for little details.  I fussy cut the image and raised it on 3D foam tape before adding it to my layered tag.  I used lots of scraps of patterned paper to build my background.  The image is perfect for adding to a tag, so that’s what I made for this little gift bag.  I created the bow from strips of acetate that I constructed by making loops and then hot gluing their centre.  I found the patterned paper to be quite bold behind the image so I added a layer of velum to mute the patterns a little.

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The tag really brightens up an otherwise plain bag, adding sparkle and dimension.  I finished the card with a the sentiment that come with the image and some ribbons.

We would love to see your creations, so come and join us over at Southern Girls Challenge!

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Thank you

IMG_4656Wow I have been so slack at adding my creations to my blog!  The world right now is a little crazy, all of our routines have gone out thee window and things that were “usual” are real treats and rarities now.  Who knew a drive in the car could be exciting – even sitting at roadworks and enjoying the scenery.  That a trip to the shops would only happen every other week, and you’d only be able to get random items because the shelves are empty.  After being in a mandatory lock-down for 48 hours because of Covid-19 testing (hubby, and it was negative), it really makes you thankful for what you have, having access to the outside world through phones and internet and that life as we knew it really was precious.  I created this card as a symbolic thank you to everyone who is staying safe, who are staying home and helping to rid the world of this awful virus.  I also thank each and every person that has to go out, keep working and keep our world ticking despite being scared, being yelled at and being away from those they love.

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I created my card using a free image from Whimsy Stamps, then coloured it with Copics and white Sigma pen.  I used lots of layers of patterned cardstock from my stash and doodled borders on the top and bottom layer.

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An unlikely hero

IMG_4623He’s the hero we didn’t know we needed – TP Dudley and all his toilet rolls is ready for lockdown – because he’s building a fort! lol  This fabulous image by Dustin Pike can be found at Whimsy Stamps and is currently free to down load in the Digital Freebies section!  I coloured him up with my Copics and glossed his eyes.

TP Dudley is so efficient at finding and storing toilet paper he’s actually knicked several rolls from his buddy Tiny Mummy, who I made at Halloween – tiny TP is our thing!  We were prepping before it was cool lol

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I used some scraps of plain and patterned paper to create my layered background and doodled around the edges with a fine point pen.  Then I added some pearls and the sentiment that comes with the image.

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For my mum

IMG_4619It’s Mothering Sunday in the UK so the girls at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog are having a mum themed challenge.

I chose this digi from Some Odd Girl as it reminds me of one of my favourite photos of my mum in her 20s.  She had her hair up in a beehive, these lovely shaped glasses and lovely orange coat and outfit on with white knee-high boots.  She’s always had such lovely style, always gets dressed up to go out and is never seen without a dash of lippy on.

My mum is a strong woman, has withstood a lot of stuff in her time and is right now being the rock and looking after my dad who is going through Chemo, even though she’s just been in hospital for surgery herself.  She’s pretty amazing ❤

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I made her this little gift for when she visits next (we’re having to stay apart due to me having a cold and dad is due for another hospital visit for stem cell harvesting).  She absolutely loves Licorice Allsorts so it’ll be a nice treat.  I added the image to a tiny card that I’ve written in.  I wrapped the bottle in plain and patterned paper that I trimmed and ran through my water-threading punch.  The sentiment is on a sticker and I hand wrote “Mum”.  The card is attached with a little twine and I added some layered paper flowers with pom poms in the centre.

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