Merry Christmas

If you haven’t got your Christmas cards done yet, we have the perfect challenge for you over at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog! The theme is Last Minute Christmas and I’ve created this card with the help of a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches as I’m so time poor at the moment, sketches are fabulous for inspiration and easy to follow to get some cards made! I have used an image from Kenny K Stamps (now closed) and coloured it up with my Copics, liquid pearls and glitter Stickles. She reminds me of me at the moment, loaded with bags trying to get my Christmas shopping finished, which should have been done weeks ago before school holidays began. Are you all organised, did you get your shopping finished yet?

I love this striped and patterned paper – it’s actually the same sheet of paper! It perfectly co-ordinates, and the red really makes it pop. I’ve also distressed the edges a little and did some doodling for borders.

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You’re so sweet

It’s challenge day over at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge blog! The challenge this week is spots or stripes and we can’t wait to see what you have created!

I have created my card with one of my favourite images from Whimsie Doodles. I’ve coloured her up in bright summery colours and added the signature silver kiss chocolate. I created some tiny spots using a colourless blender on her dress. I layered some fun Doodlebug papers for the background, they come from a 6×6 paper pack that has patterned papers and these cute little printed papers you can cut out and use in strips, individually or as the sentiment.

I also inked the edge of my papers, used a water punch, doodled a border and added an organza bow to my card.

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Be Daring

Wowee October was a little crazy, so I missed the last challenge at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge, but I’m back and creating with the new theme: Use your favourite stamp. This is one I regularly go back to, she’s so versatile and comes from La La Land Crafts. I’ve coloured her for Christmas, birthday’s, Halloween and general thank you cards. This one is a little summery with a watermelon themed dress, coloured hair and a bright background. Then she’s all fussy cut ready for adding to my card. I’ve also glossed her cupcake icing and bows.

For this card I used lots of scrap papers, the sentiment was pre-cut and I added some doodling because I felt the letters didn’t pop enough. Then I wound some twine and tied it to bring the background together. The image is raised slightly on tiny foam dots.

Ghoul’s Night

Are you ready for a new challenge?! It’s Girly but no P!*k day at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – in keeping with my own Halloween theme I’m used this adorable Catrina digi image from M Medal Illustrations. I just love her style and colouring this little one up was so much fun with all the colours and details. I also added some tiny gems to her flowers for some sparkle. The card is made of black cardstock and several scraps of Halloween patterned papers. I used the mesh of a black bag (it used to house black bats), an orange doilie and a few stickers. I also tucked in a sentiment that I cut from a full sheet of Doodle Bug Designs cardstock. It’s perfect for our girly theme. I have also distressed the edges of the background paper, inked and punched too.

I love how vibrant this card turned out – the little skeleton hands are clips for my hair!

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Baby’s First Halloween

It’s challenge day over at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge blog and the theme this week is Babies! I’ve continued my Halloween theme and added this little cutie from MMedal Illustrations. I coloured up this little voodoo doll with my copics and added some Stickles and Glossy Accents too. For the card I used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and layered lots of my favourite spooky paper scraps and acetate. I finished off the card with a sentiment and some stickers.

I remember when it was my daughter’s first Halloween, she was a little pumpkin. She loved going trick-or-treating with her big sister and her friends, and still loves it 11 years later! Now we have a big Halloween party and decorate the whole house!

My baby’s first Halloween 2009

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Spooky Cupcake

It’s challenge day at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge blog and it’s a yummy one! The theme this week is cakes, and I love nothing more than making spooky fun cupcakes!! For this fun card I used a tutorial from Mixed Up Craft, there’s instructions and a video to make it super easy to follow. I also used my favourite Doodlebug papers and stickers to colour and embellish. This cute little cupcake image is from Terevela Design and comes in a set of 8 cupcakes. I coloured this one with my Copics and accented with some Stickles.

I love this design as it allows for multiple patterned papers. I inked the edges of the papers and added some black mesh between the image and the rosette. The entire card folds flat to fit in an envelope but pops up nicely to display too.

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