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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It’s beginning to look a lot like Halloween

It’s September and we all know that means it’s Halloween Month Eve!!! I’ve been counting down all year, and the big day is nearly here *excited*!! So of course I’m trying to incorporate Halloween into all my creations, and this weeks challenge at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge is Anything But A Birthday Card. I’ve chosen a couple of cute digi stamps from Bugaboo Stamps and paired them with a card designed by Mixed Up Craft.

I love this card and all of it’s decorated sides. I got to use some of my favourite Doodlebug papers and stickers to adorn each side and the white side is intentionally left blank so that you can write a message. The spinner in the middle has been coloured with Copics and then accented with a little orange pencil as I just wanted a hint of colour for the background.

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Harry Potter Penta-cube Card

IMG_4718It’s challenge day at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog and the theme is “Inspired by a book/film/song” – so I went with one of my favourites Harry Potter!  I love this digi stamp set from Bugaboo, so have used four of the characters to decorate this fabulous Penta-cube pop-up box card. I created this card using a tutorial from Mixed Up Craft, there are step by step instructions, measurements and a video to help you every step of the way.  I constructed the card using cardstock and digital papers from Sahlin Studio. Then I coloured the images with Copics and added a little gloss and some tiny gems.


I decorated each side of the card with a character and miniature piece of Harry Potter ephemera.  Using sticker paper makes assembling this card a breeze, I just printed the papers and then positioned them on each of the blue pieces of cardstock that I had cut.  It really speeds up the assembly process.

This entire card folds up flat too! So you can safely store it in an envelope for giving.


I like to use the We R Memories Keepers Envelope Punch Board to make my envelopes, it gives so many different options on size which is perfect for this type of card.

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Southern Girls Farewell

IMG_4704It’s hard to believe after 10 years Southern Girls Challenge has come to an end.  I have had so much fun meeting all the different design team girls over the years that have been a part of this fabulous team.  I have seen some amazing inspiration, visited thousands of blogs that have joined our challenges and made some beautiful friendships that will continue on.  For my final creation I’ve made a treat basket, because all good parties have treat bags!  This tiny basket is made from Bella cardstock and the 6×6 Doodlebug Design Inc. paper pad which also comes with fabulous printed pages that can be trimmed and used on cards – like the tiny one you see to the left.  It sure makes making cards a breeze and easy to layer and embellish with more Doodlebug papers and twine.  The basket is filled with hamburger and pizza lollies and shaped erasers (that my daughter loves to collect).

I created this little basket with a tutorial from the Doodlebug Design Inc. blog, the little lollies and erasers are all from kmart.  I made the rosette from some crepe paper and fixed it to the basket with a brad from my stash.

Thank you to everyone who has visited and joined in on the Southern Girls Blog, we have loved seeing everyone’s entries, been inspired to learn new techniques and find new stamps and companies that we now love.  We have made long term friends and traveled the world virtually loving each and every creation.  Please stop by and leave a message for our teamies and we’ll see you around blog land!