Thursday, January 19, 2017

Balloon Heart

I have another cutie to share with you from the latest release by CC Designs.

This is Balloon Heart and I LOVE her!!!  Isn't she adorable?!

She would be great for a Valentine card but I decided to make a Birthday card with her instead :)
The "Happy Birthday" is from the Birthday Wishes Sentiments set.  I embossed it with white and just cut these two words out to use.

It was so much fun colouring her!  I decided to use purples and greys and then teamed them with some blue on the card.  I really love this colour combo and decided to maybe splurge and buy some papers in these colours.  I looked online for a while and came up with nothing! (except a cute one for xmas). Why don't manufacturers like these colours?  Perhaps I'm unusual in liking them?
Anyway if you know of any papers in these colours please let me know.  I'd love to use them more often :)

Ingredients :

Stamps : Balloon Heart, Birthday Wishes Sentiments
Card : x-press it, grey, soft sky
Ink : memento black, versamark, white 
Other : layering tags die, snowy day enamel dots,  Tilda Lace Die, white ep, embossing folder SU, copics

Copics used :

V 12, 15, 17
RV 0000
R 30
E 000, 00, 21
W 00, 1, 3, 5, 7

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Deep Ocean Challenge : anything new
Word Art Wednesday : anything goes
Craft Calendar Challenge : something new
Ribbon Girl: any image

Thanks so much for dropping by today :)


Monday, January 16, 2017

String of Hearts

There is a new release at CC Designs and it is Oh So Cute! :)
I've used Roberto's String of Hearts and she is great because you could use her for Birthdays,Valentines, Thinking of You, Get Well, or just about anything at all!
PLUS.... She's adorable!!!

I also used the new XOXO Sentiments and it is full of lovely sayings and is very versatile too!

Ingredients :

Stamps : String Of Hearts, XOXO Sentiments
Card : x-press it, grey,  Sweet Baby Girl (BellaBlvd)
Ink : memento black, versafine
Other : Make a tag die, Snowy Day enamel dots, kindyglitz, copics

Copics used :
E 000, 00, 21
R 30, 81, 83, 85
W 00, 3, 5, 7
V 12, 15, 17

I'd like to enter my card in these challenges :

Send a smile 4 kids : valentine/love for kids
Crafty Calendar Challenge : something new
Deep Ocean Challenge : anything new
Word Art Wednesday : anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Petunia and Penny Take a Break

I've had a little break from crafting over the holidays, but now I'm ready to create again :)

My first card in 2017 is for a great challenge site called Words 2 Craft By.
I have entered their challenges a few times now and I was lucky enough to win one, which was great, and it also meant that I got to be a Guest Designer for them :)

Their challenge focuses on a saying or quote.
This one is from Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett :

If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change

I decided to use this gorgeous stamp called Petunia and Penny Take a Break from Stamping Bella.
These two are SO adorable and they?!

My card is a reminder to Relax and "smell the roses", to be mindful and fully present in each moment.
And to not be so hard on ourselves when we are going through so many changes in our lives and things don't always go as planned.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Petunia and Penny Take a Break, Pool Party
Card : x-press it, grey, wisteria, Rustic Elegance (CB)
Ink : memento black, white, versamark
Other : Whimsy Double Scallop Doily Die, white ep, stripe ef, circle die, copics

Copics used :
R 000, 00, 20, 30
BG 0000, 10
W 00, 1
YG 0000, 01, 03, 95
Y 11, 15
BV 0000, 08, 13
RV 63

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Creative Inspirations Challenge : Fabulous Flowers
Simon Says Stamp : Be Square
Deep Ocean Challenge : Something New (new to me Stamping Bella stamp)
Word art Wednesday : Anything goes
Stamping Bella : Sketch

Thanks to the ladies at Words 2 Craft By for having me on their team this month. :)
And I hope you join in with the challenges there too.

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!!

I have a tradition of looking at the cards I've made over the past year and choosing some favourites to highlight in a New Year's post.
It's a great thing to do and I was especially glad I did it again this year because I realised that I hadn't blogged this card.
I made it for my daughter's birthday, she loves a good pun and she loved the card.
I didn't put it on my blog when I made it so that she wouldn't see it before I gave it to her and she would get a nice surprise. But then I forgot to blog it at all!
I think it's actually my favourite of all the cards I've made this year.
It features the CC Designs Under the Sea set.

It was hard to choose favourites but I have chosen one from each month of 2016.

January :

February :

March :

April :

May :

June :

July :

August :

September :

October :

November :

December :
CC Designs, Donuts

Thanks for visiting my blog during the year and a special thank you to everyone who has left me a nice comment.  They are always so uplifting and encouraging and I really appreciate your support :)

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Friday, December 30, 2016

Donut Girl

I had another play with some stamps today :)
This time I used the hungry girl from the CC Designs Donuts set.

She looks like she's having a great time, listening to her favourite songs and eating a donut (plus she has more donuts in the bag for later)!

The sentiment is from an older set called Cinnamon with Sunflower.  I just thought it went perfectly with Donut girl.  And the hug and kiss is from the Make a Card #12 Smoochies Die.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Donuts, Cinnamon with Sunflower
Card : x-press it, regal rose, pumpkin, choc chip, pip, old SU dsp
Ink : memento black, white craft, versamark
Other : white ep, Make a card #12 die, copics

Copics used :
E 000, 00, 11, 13, 21, 35, 39, 50, 53
YR 14, 16, 18
RV 0000, 21, 23
R 30
B 93, 95

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Words to Craft By - Winter is a time for comfort

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Nice Breakfast

I decided to use the little guy from the Breakfast stamp set by CC Designs on a card.  He's very cute isn't he?!
I must admit, I was a little surprised that eating donuts for breakfast was a thing!
I only ever eat vegemite on toast for my breakfast.
But I do LOVE donuts!  Maybe he is having a pyjama day and eating whatever he likes whenever he likes?  :)

Ingredients :

Stamps : Breakfast, 4 Seasons sentiments
Card : x-press it, old SU dsp, choc chip
Ink : memento black, espresso, antique linen DI
Other : Dotted rectangles die, copics

Copics used :
E 000, 00, 21, 31, 35, 39, 53
R 30
W 00, 1
B 00

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Time out Challenges : With each sunrise we are given the chance for a new beginning
Tuesday Throwdown : Anything goes
Words 2 Craft By : Winter is the time for comfort
Word Art Wednesday : Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge : Warm and Toasty - Come in from the cold
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Thursday, December 15, 2016


I used one of the cats from the the cute new Meowy set from CC Designs on a tag.

I use tags quite a lot on my cards, but this time I decided to just keep it as it is.  They do come in handy for present giving don't they?!

I used the smallest tag from the Make a Tag die for this.  And I used a discontinued stamp from CC Designs (BamPowPop Sentiments) to create a starry background with the emboss resist technique.  
The "HB2U" is from the Make a Card #14 Die.

Thanks for dropping by today :)