Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Jessica's 8th birthday Card

I wanted to something special for Jessica, she is an amazing girl who is very creative and loves making cards.  So when Christy at TiddlyInks sent an email to let everyone know that she was having a sale on her acrylic stamps, I ordered the "Wrynn - Hanging Around" that I wanted and a few fairies and dragons.  I had to use the "Fairy Happy Day" stamp for Jessica because it is so cute, and I know she appreciates the fact I have made it just for her.

I used Momento to stamp up the fairy, and the impression was crisp and clear right from the first stamp.  I added extra colour into the daisies rather than leaving them white, and found the design of the fairy fabulous to colour!  She just came to life very easily.  I decided to make it a pink card because I wanted to use the pretty pink flowers, and colour matched my paper and cardstock accordingly.  Jessica is a Kindy Glitz kind of girl, so I used it on the daisies and her magical wings!

I had so much fun making this card, and cant wait to try out the other stamps that I ordered!  If you like the image, you can purchase directly from the artist at: but remember that at the moment it is only digital stamps available until September.

I also used some of the paper to make a gift bag to co-ordinate with the card!

Happy Birthday Jess, I hope that you like your card, as much as I did making it!

Friday, 4 July 2014

CKCB - July Kit 2014

What a great kit to start back with!  I just loved the colours, and had fun rummaging through my stash!

The original kit is by Noel Mignon:  Balboa Kit.  It has loads of papers and embellishments, with bright colours and chalkboard accents:

Here is my counterfeit:


I have added black so that I can make some chalkboard embellishments. I have no idea which company produced the cardstock, but I am inclined to say that they are Rosies Studio.  I dont really like yellow, so I have excluded this from my version of the kit!


Going from left to right:

Kaisercraft Childs Play "jump rope" (B side)
Bella At Last "Wild thing" (B side)
Kaisercraft Pina Colada Collection "Sugar Syrup"  (B Side)
Sugar and Spice Gelato "Hot Pink Stripe"
Kaisercraft Airy Fairy Collection "Fantasy" (B Side)
Kaisercraft Pina Colasa Collection "Palm Beach" (B Side)
Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Collection "2nd & Oak"
MME Bright Dots Paper Pad
MME Bright Dots Paper Pad
Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Collection"Cartwheel Court"  (B Side)
MME Bright Dots Paper Pad


American Crafts Thickers - Daiquiri
Dear Lizzy Rubons
Liquid Pearls (baby Blue) and
KindyGlitz (Crystalina)
Rosies Studio Pearls

WeR, Rosies Studio and KMart Washi
Papervine Blue/White Twine
Celebrate Cerise satin organza ribbon
American Crafts Pink/White Twine
American Crafts Aqua/White Satin Ribbon

Kaisercraft Epoxy Brads

Speach Bubble, Polaroid and Banner
Frame Stamps (Various)
Basic Grey Mint Julep
Die Cut & Transperencies
Basic Grey Mint Julep
Chipboard Stickers
Heidi Swapp Mini Stencils
This is my kit at the moment.  Of course, I will be counterfeiting some of the other papers and embellishments, and will add them in when I have made them!

The lovely ladies over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge are ALWAYS looking for new talent, so please have a look at:  Counterfeit Kit Challenge and join in.

Now to get that first challenge done! xxx

I admit it....

I have been a bit slack lately!  I didn't realise how long it had been since I have posted a blog...  Life has a way of getting away sometimes, and I would love to say that I have still been crafting and just not posting - but the reality is that I haven't really been doing much on the creative side of things.  In April, I started working again.  It's only part time, but losing those few hours really impacted on my creativity!  I refuse to use this as an excuse though, so I am jumping back in - BOOTS and all!  xxx