Monday, December 29, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch #247 - Little Red Riding Hood punch art card.


Hello there dear people!! How are you? How was your Christmas?? What plans do you have for new years?? What a wonderful time of the year it is, so relaxed and casual, so fun and enjoyable!
Well before the year is out I wanted to show you the card I made for sweet little Esther's 5th birthday (earlier in the month) She had a Little Red Ridding Hood theme and so with that as my inspiration and a fantastic sketch (which I flipped on the side...) from The Sweetest thing blog, Sweet Sunday sketches I came up with this....

I love how it turned out, complete with 5 little flowers picked in Red Riding Hood's basket!
( if you'd like to see more of Esther's birthday click HERE)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Fa la la la gift tag (Kikki.K inspired)

With many a gift to wrap and do up all pretty for the season you must have the perfect tag! While looking through one of my fav Christmas mag's (inside out) I noticed a very groovy tag from the wonderful Kikki.K!! WOW it totally POPPED from the page and I knew that I HAD TO case them!!

I used an old alphabet set that I love and embossed the words Fa la la in gold. The tag itself is made from the Scallop Tag topper cut at 2" wide by 10 cm long. I LOVE the gold sequin trim and the shiny gold ribbon together for that bling touch!! I've mixed these tags up with a feather one I've designed (post to come) for an elegant look to our gifts this year! Oh and I've also done up a pack of these little goodies for a gift!!

What do you think? Liking the black and gold look?? It's definitely a first for me (I'm such a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas colours) and I'm LOVING IT!!!
Happy gift wrapping,

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Just Add Ink challenge #244 - Just add a sketch

When you need to get those creative juices flowing quickly there is nothing better than finding a sketch! Then with your recipients fav colours or images you can make a pretty quick card! YAY for Just Add Ink that has a sketch at the moment!!

I needed both a birthday card and a special Christmas card so here's what I made....
The birthday girl LOVES roses and red so that was easy!!


The Christmas card is for a "soon to be married" man whom my hubbie is the best man for in January! Well actually it's for his future wife, he's bought the Project Life wedding pack to give to her! HOW wonderful and I said I'd wrap the gift and make a special card!
Of course I made a co-ordinating tag too.... it's all about the packaging!!! DONE again with this great sketch!! YAY! Thanks JAI!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Perfectly Rustics challenge #38 - Trees


I LOVE TREES!!!! Trees really are one of my absolute favourite things in the world so with Perfectly Rustics challenge this time being Trees I'm super duper happy!!!!
 I've made my own tree for some inspiration for you! You can easily do this too, just draw it onto the selected card stock and cut out! Add some greenery and you have your very own tree!!
 I also went a little further and popped it through the woodgrain embossing folder then sponged a little colour to give the trunk depth. Of course if there is a tree then some woodland creatures are in need.... Forest friends works a treat!
 This scrap book page is actually a picture of me!! Yep, little me only 3 years old snuggled deep into my covers with all my toys ready to dream! The toy in my bed with me is the one and only Big Dog!! He was my absolute fav, (still is actually) and I have him even today!! Oh how I love my Big Dog!!
Oh and how cool is that 70's wall paper, so groovy man!!

It's been fun sharing my Tree challenge with you, I hope it inspires you to join in with us, until next time...

Saturday, December 13, 2014

SUO challenges #111 - Tag you're it!

With Christmas day only 12 sleeps away I've been busy making tags and gifts and making some special packaging. So with SUO challenges featuring a Tag You're it challenge I was in!

This little package was for my children's gym teachers. I made them a selection of cards for the year to come and simply wrapped them in a brown lunch bag. Then with a tree punched out in some wonderful All is calm DSP (on sale now) added to a pre-cut tag from Under the Tree Tag a bag Accessory kit (also on sale) a silver star (cut with the star framelits,) twine (that also comes in the kit) and some very wonderful All is calm washi tape, burlap ribbon, pool party cotton ribbon and finally the word "love" stamped from Many Merry stars stamp set.....
You have your self a little Christmas tag! YAY! I must say I'm really liking the soft blue and green for Christmas colours, I'm usually a red and green girl but this is most certainly taking my fancy! What do you think? What colours do you like best at Christmas time?
Thanks for popping by, Merry Christmas to you!

Stampin up gift packages

For my dear Paper Doll ladies I made them up a little box of goodies (ribbon, buttons, washi tape etc) as a thank you for the wonderful year we shared!
I used the Kraft gift boxes, tea lace paper doilies, gold ribbon, "love" from Many merry stars stamp set, DSP All is calm and lastly the tree punch! What a MUST have for this Christmas season, that punch is super!!

I love to do up packages and with the current SALE on at Stampin' UP! there's no time to wait for some AMAZING bargains!! I'll show some more SALE goodies with you again soon,

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas gift packaging ideas

It's that time of the year when we are thinking gifts and packaging and tags and well presents! I've been having sooo much fun designing and wrapping little goodies for customers and friends for Christmas. Here is one that I actually received from the lovely Jayne, she gave me this gorgeous box and I totally LOVE IT!!!
Beautiful tag with Seasonally Scattered stamp set 
ON SALE NOW click HERE for other bargains too!!
All the details that she has added just make the whole thing awesome!! I've not even opened it as I'm not wanting to wreck it!!! hee hee, best soon though I'm told there is chocolate in there!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Perfectly Rustics challenge #37 Sentiment (not a birthday!)


We are really getting on in our challenges at Perfectly Rustics and so I'm excited to say it's time for another one! How about a card with a sentiment..... but before you make the next birthday card the thing is you CAN'T use a birthday greeting!!! Mmmmmm....what does that leave you with..... well HEAPS actually so go on and join in with us!
I've done some more baby wipe technique cards for my inspiration for you all, these were shown in my Paper Dolls stamp club and are loads of fun to make! (HERE is another way to use baby wipes.)
What is your favourite? I like them all but the green one is probably my fav! Can't wait to see what you come up with for our latest challenge,

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Just Add Ink challenge #241 {Yoda Punch art!}


I was needing a card for a six year old who loves Star Wars.... where do you go?? Just Add Ink is the answer with a really groovy sketch - YAY!! I have been wanting to make a punch art Yoda for a long time and so finally made the effort, sat down and with inspiration from HERE made my very own Yoda!
(My Son thinks he is..... sooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!)

I thought that the shiny stars in the background would be a nice touch and I loved the placement of the greeting on the sketch! I'd have to say it's a pretty cool card (if I do say so myself!) I'm keen to know what the birthday boy thinks when he gets it..... once across the straight... let's hope the force is with me!! hee he,

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Feathers and a scrapbook page for Once Upon A Sketch


I don't know what I would do without sketches, WOW they totally save the day on ANY project! So while looking around the blogging world I saw this wonderful sketch from the ladies at Once Upon a Sketch and  knew I had to join in!!
I was needing a page for my November calendar and this was perfect for my photo of our treasures while at the Gorge back in Aug.

I don't think I've ever seen the pool at the Basin empty so this was a fun time for all. Can you see just how different each one of my darlings are "acting?" I say acting but they were just being themselves. Hannah and Sophia where pretending to have a sword fight with some drift wood, Esther was just dancing around, Sapphire walking the width of the pool and Zeke, well he was just enjoying the sunshine!!
While making this page Sophia wanted to do some scrapping too so she joined in on the sketch and came up with this page of our sweet fluffy member of the family!
We both LOVED working with this sketch, I think it will be one I'll go back to again!
Thanks heaps for popping by and seeing our take on the challenge!