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Sunday, 17 September 2017

LPoCF #66 Fred She Said


Hello again,


Today brings us to another brand new challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and as always the challenge is Anything Goes, so come along and join in with whatever crafty items you have been working on, we have two lovely sponsors this fortnight Fred She Said and Polkadoodles offering a prize to two lucky winners.


Prize $10 gift certificate


Prize £6.75 voucher

Don’t forget to stop by my team mates blogs to check out some more fabulous inspiration.

I am using an image from our sponsor, Fred She Said called Smelling the Cherry Blossoms  I printed her out on regular A4 paper and cardstock and paper pieced her kimono using both plain and patterned Japanese rice papers placed over the image printed on A4 and reprinted on both the plain and patterned papers and selectively coloured the two images printed on to cardstock, layering the finished little girl onto the background, then cut out all the little cherry blossoms falling and layered them on too. 

I covered a white card blank with black paper and cut four rectangles of patterned Japanese rice paper from my stash, ensuring to adhere them on the card to maintain the papers pattern.

Finished the card off with a basic sentiment from Darkroom Door and added some doodled stitching around the edge and some silver rhinestones in each corner. This card has already made its way to the recipient who loves all things Japanese.

Here is my card:-


What I used:-

White 12.6 x 17.8cm card blank (5x7”)


Derwent and Faber-Castell Pencils

Japanese papers from my stash

Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Darkroom Door Stamp

MFT Stitched rectangle die

Bling from my stash

Wink of Stella clear on all the flowers

Adhesives:- PVA glue, foam tape and Double-sided tape

Fine tipped scissors


I would like to enter this card in:-
Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…

Megan

P.S. A huge thank you to all the lovely visitors who stop by and take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Birthday Wishes

Hello again,

Well I'm back with my second floral card in as many weeks, this one was for my Mum's birthday last week and it turned out better than I expected... as I am only just beginning to use stamps, they still scare me a little... one annoying thing... the tiny flower had no corresponding die so they were all hand cut, no Springtime hayfever out bursts please!

The peach and pear trees are in blossom, the flowering Cherry trees, the cherry and apple trees are still holding out on us, maybe they think better than to flower early as we are expecting snow later this week, of course on the day I have an appointment in the city, I hope it will not be heavy enough to close the roads, have to get across them to get to the train.

Here is my card:-



What I used:-
White 17.8x12.6cm card blank (5x7")
White card stock
Poppystamps Flower Patch stamp and die set
CCD Stitched in and out circle dies
Merci paper (Big W for those in Aus)
MFT Birthday sentiment die
MFT LJD Celebrate with Cake (wishes) masked
Black embossing powder
Snippets of Gold Mirri card and white card stock
Versacolor Petal Pink, Orchid, Opera Pink, Heliotrope, Green and Fresh Green ink pads
Colorbox Yellow ink pad
Liquid Enamel white- tiny flower centres
Fine tipped Scissors
Adhesives:- Double-sided tape, foam tape, PVA glue, adhesive sheet.

I would like to enter this card in:-
Snippets Playground weeks 296-297
Naughty or Nice Challenge Framed
Happy Little Stampers Anything goes with Dies
Seize the Birthday Anything goes- Optional Topping Ocean Colours
Cuttlebug Mania Anything goes

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A Huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all!

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Fathers' Day

Hello again,

The last weekend was Father’s Day here in Australia, so I made this easel card for my Dad who is often to be found in his shed, tinkering with whatever it is that day.

Here is my card:-
What I used:-
White 5 x 7” card blank 12.6x17.8cm
Design paper from Amy Tangerine paper pad
Leather grain card stock
Dark green, brown, white, metallic grey and dark red from scraps box
Faber Castell and Derwent Pencils
Lili of the Valley image- The workbench
CCD pin dot rectangle die
CCD tiny tools die
MFT Woodgrain fence die
MFT Freshly cut grass die
Marianne Craftables Nuts and Bolts
Kaisercraft Die from Handmade Labels
Lawn Fawn Riley ABC stamps
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Vol2
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Ranger Clear ink pad
Colorbox Queue Chalk ink Olive Pastel
Primary Ebony Super Fine embossing Powder
Hemp cord twine
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, foam tape and PVA glue
Core dinations sanding tool, scissors to distress edges

I would like to enter this card in:-
Bizzy Bec's Store Challenge Anything goes

Thank you for looking in…
Have a wonderful week…

Megan

P.S. A Huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all… 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Fancy Floral

Hello again,

Well my mojo was missing for a few weeks, but arrived back last week when I needed it to make two birthday cards, one for my Mum and the other for one our family history buddies. This year I was asked to make a pretty card with flowers for our friend, I had been struggling to come up with an idea and then two packs of super cheap floral stamps popped into the letter box from China, I suddenly had a thought and this is what I created.
I decided to add some Diamond glaze to the centres of the three purple flowers and as a happy accident the area under the glaze has lightened and now looks like the flower centre has been intentionally coloured in a lighter colour.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-
White 5x7” card blank 12.6x17.8cm
Dictionary paper from a 8” paper pad
Spray ink paper and card
Cheap stamp pack 1
Cheap stamp pack 2
Whispers Opaque embossing powder
Primary Ebony Super Fine embossing Powder
Clear embossing ink
Sentiment from Darkroom Door Full Bloom Vol1
Black fine line pen
Tiny pearls
Dylusions Spray inks Lemon zest, Cherry Pie, Funky Fuchsia, Crushed Grape, London fog, Cut grass, Pillar box red
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, PVA glue, Diamond Glaze
Thank you for looking in…
Have a wonderful week…
Megan
P.S. A huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors for taking their time to leave me kind comments on my cards.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Born to Stand out


Hello again,

I recently discovered Darkroom Door Stamps are a smallish Aussie company and purchased three sets of the same stamps… one for me and the other as a small thank you to Di for running the ever popular Snippets Playground, with an extra set for the toy box… spreading some love for one of our Home grown stamp companies in the process. Miss Di was unaware that I had posted anything and I received an excited email after the surprise package arrived, with a huge thank you from Di.

I think Di does an amazing job running Snippets Playground and giving away so many prizes to all of the class mates all over the world. A Huge thank you to Di for all the fun and giggles and encouragement to use up those little bits and pieces from my scrap box along the way, and a huge Thank you for having me as a Guest Designer again.

On to my card, my Sister-in-Law started off my collection of spray inks a few years ago and I have of course added to them and spent some time making a mess, I mean creating a few backgrounds with them in various colours to set aside for later use making various sizes based on how much white paper and card I had laying around, from small 3 inch squares to whole A4 sheets. I used two spray inks for the main background Crushed Grape and London Blue and I’m guessing Cherry Pie and Lemon Zest on the butterfly all from Dylusions.

I stamped the butterfly directly onto one of the smaller pieces of cardstock and the sentiment onto another two white snippets (do they breed when I’m not looking???) and heat embossed them both with Black glossy embossing powder. I fussy cut the butterfly and sentiment out, laying them on the card before deciding to get out one of my stencils and some white ink to add more interest in the background, carefully inking directly on the card with the ink pad. Moving the stencil around so the pattern would be a little random. Another CCD die arrived around that time that I thought looked perfect for more interest and I used yet another white snippet to cut one, which was then cut in two pieces and placed behind the butterfly. I finally stuck everything down adding foam dots behind the butterfly to give some more dimension finishing off the card with a few sequins from a local discount store.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-

White C7 card blank

Spray ink background paper x2 some scraps 

White card stock from scrap box



Black glossy embossing powder

Clear embossing ink

My Favorite Things Stencil Petal circles

White Colorbox ink pad

CCD Rings (no longer available... at least with the store I got it from)

Sequins from stash

Dylusions spray inks used:- London Blue, Crushed Grape, Cherry Pie and Lemon Zest

Adheisves:- Foam tape, Double sided tapes/sheet and Diamond Glaze

I would like to enter this card in:-
Crafting by Designs September Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge- Optional twist Spritz
Crafts Galore Encore September Anything goes
Love to Craft Challenge Blog #14 Anything goes
Emerald City Crafts Challenge #3 Anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters Anything goes
Butterfly Challenge Y is for you choose and W for Wedgewood Blue  (Y you choose, Heat Embossing)

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Hello


Hello again,


Long time no see! I haven’t been feeling very creative of late but last month I had to have a go at the lovely prize I won from Miss Di over at  Snippets Playground earlier in the year, I have been planning this post for the last few days, planning on showing you the two cards I made with the same die, using the scraps from one for the other and vice versa, but I took one of the cards along to show the bank teller I talk craft with while doing my banking and have mislaid the opposite card and the most recent DT card… never mind it will turn up.


I knew what I wanted to do with the lovely MFT die when it arrived, complete contrast with black and white with a bright sentiment and a pop of a colour. As I’m fairly new to real stamping I have only a minimum of stamps and small collection of ink pads, so I went with pink. If I had thought about it I could have inlaid the sentiment, but didn't think and added it on top...


I love that the pieces are uniform sizes, it means I don't have to worry about getting them in exactly the right spot.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-

White card stock to make a card blank

Black, white and pink card from the scrap box

Metallic Pink sequins

MFT Diagonal Cover-up die

MFT Hello die

MFT Beautiful Butterflies stamp and die set



I would like to enter this card in:-



Crafts Galore Encore Anything goes 




Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…

Megan


P.S. A huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment. I truly appreciate them all!

Sunday, 20 August 2017

LPoCF #64 Fabrika Fantasy


Hello again, 

Today brings us to another brand new challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and as always the challenge is Anything Goes, so come along and join in with whatever you have been working on, we have two lovely sponsors this fortnight Fabrika Fantasy and Peppercus Design offering a prize to two lucky winners.

Prize 3 Images

Prize 3 Images


Don’t forget to stop by my team mates blogs to check out some more fabulous inspiration.

I am using an image from our sponsor, Fabrika Fantasy called Water Fairy, I decided to use the pre coloured image to make my card, I found a piece of paper from an old magazine freebie cover book which worked well with the image colour and a scrap of coloured cardstock from my box of bits. I printed the image twice so I could layered the little fairy on top of the flower adding some dimension, I decided that there was too much white behind her and used a tiny star stamp from a Christmas set to add some silver stars, I should have cut a mask for the flower and fairy but did things the hard way… Then fussy cut her wings out on the 1st image and die cut the circle leaving the wings poking out from the circles edge layering the fussy cut second fairy onto the image. As a final touch I added four forest mushrooms cut out in purple and metallic cream card attaching them with foam tape to add dimension.
Here is my card:-

What I used:-
White 12.6 x 17.8cm card blank (5x7”)
Fabrika Fantasy pre-coloured image Water Fairy 
Scrap cardstock and papers from my stash 
Wow! Metallic silver super fine embossing powder
Clear embossing ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Close to my Heart All is bright stamp (tiny stars)
Poppystamps Forest Mushrooms
Lifestyle Crafts nesting scalloped circle die
MFT Stitched circle die
MFT pierced fishtail flags die
Wink of Stella Clear brush pen
X-Press it Glitter deco tape
Bling from my stash
Sentiment stamp from Magazine
Adhesives:- PVA glue, foam tape and Double-sided tape
Fine tipped scissors



I would like to enter this card in:-

Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…

Megan

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

I've Been Everywhere Man...


Hello again,


Well I’m back with another male birthday card, I made this one for my Dad who bought an old mini school bus several years ago and converted it into a caravan for him and Mum to go away in, I have used a digi image I won from Beccy’s Place and I paper pieced the caravan in layers, adding a thin layer of PVA glue to give the outside a bit of a shine, I did it on purpose (not) another accident with too much glue and it spreading everywhere even after applying it carefully with tiny toothpicks.

No there aren't any places around the harbour that you can pull up and make camp, although it doesn't stop some people.... mini vans often hired by back packers park in car parks near our beaches and sleep the night there... no facilities a take away dinner or cook dinner on a park barbecue to enjoy the views.


Here is my card:-


What I used:-

White card blank 5x7” 12.6x17.8cm

Ultimate Crafts Sights of Sydney dies


Merci Papers (Big W in Aus.)

Kaisercraft Sandy Toes Paper

Grey, Sandstone and Metallic cream paper from scrap box

Various scrap papers to piece the Caravan

Black fine line pen

MFT Sentiment stamp curved to line up with the Harbour Bridge

Sprinkled Sugar stickles

Double sided tape, PVA Glue, foam dots


I would like to enter this card in:-




Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…

Megan



P.S. A Huge Thank you to all of the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Classic Cars


Hello again,


Well this card is one I have had in mind for my Uncle after making this one with one of my new CCD dies, I had planned on using multiple of the cars on the original card, but they didn’t fit. I had a minor slip up when making this card and ended up adding a thin layer of PVA glue to each of the cars to add some sheen to them after a slightly too large a drop spilled on to the VW Beetle, leaving it looking obviously shinier than the other two.


Here is my card:-


What I used:
White 5x7” card blank 12.6 x 17.8cm
Kraft cardstock
Design papers from a $2 shop (Rosie’s Studio Transit Lounge)
Black, white, green, red and blue card from scrap box
Marianne Design VW Die
CCD Car Die 1
CCD Car Die 2
Ranger Liquid Enamel
Colorbox Charcoal ink pad
Black fine line pen
MFT pierced fishtail flags die
Typed sentiment
Foam tape, Double sided tape, PVA glue


I would like to enter this card in:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground weeks 293-294 Anything goes with snippets


Thank you for looking in…
Have a wonderful week…
Megan

P.S. A Huge Thank you to all of the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Teen Boy Birthday


Hello again,

Today I am sharing a card I made for my neighbours eldest son, who shall we say is a typical teenage boy, grunts for answers, sleeps all he can etc. I often see him coming home from work with his headphones on so I used my new CCD headphone set and also a set of stamps from China.

I used a sanding block to distress the black cardboard, then having decided where I wanted the main panel to go I worked my way around the card stamping various splatter stamps in Versamark ink and heat embossing in clear ink to give some extra interest to a fairly plain card. I used my rectangle dies to create the frame and raided my scrap box to die-cut and fill in the pieces in the headphones. The sentiment is a combination of a CCD and MFT stamp set, I finished off my card with some paper stars cut with Marianne Design Die Star Punch.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-

White 5x7” 12.6x17.8cm card blank
Couture Creations nesting rectangle set
CCD Headphones
CCD Happy Birthday set
Cheap Chinese Stamp set
MFT Label maker Stamp
Marianne Design die Star Punch
Pebbles Basics Paper pad
Black card stock
Silver, red, black paper from scrap box

I would like to enter this card in:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground weeks 291-292
Craft-a-holics R Us #29 Anything goes
Seize the Birthday Optional topping Splatter

Thank you for looking in…
Have a wonderful week…
Megan


P.S. A Huge Thank you to all of the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Riding along on on my push bike


Hello again,


Well as promised I am showing you some of the cards I made for birthdays, all male for my neighbours sons, Uncle and Dad who all have had their birthdays in the last few weeks. I had to hold off as my recent participation in the Christmas in July celebration with Bugaboo sent my internet usage to the peak of my data limits, which have reset over the weekend…


This card was made for the youngest of my neighbours two sons, who turned 15 this year, he is currently doing his Duke of Edinburgh Award spending time doing various outdoor adventures with his mates, he also has been testing out his new camping gear in their backyard, we have had -4c and yes he was sleeping outside in it BRRRR! As part of his outdoor work with the award he has been riding and getting ready to ride in a Charity race with one of his uncles which gave me easier inspiration to work with for his birthday card. I came across this card on Pinterest from Patterned Paper Crafts and saved it for later as you do, checking it out and making my own copy, which is likely to be replicated for my Uncle next year as he spends a huge amount of time on his bike also for charity rides, sometimes the rides are from Brisbane to Sydney a distance of 955km or up to 1000km (593-621miles) dependant upon the route taken and done in around 180km sections.

I elongated the pierced fishtail flags by choosing a point to cut them off where it would be hidden behind the panel and then lining the second piece back up


Here is my card:-



What I used:-

White 5x7” card blank 12.6x17.8cm

Amy Tangerine Paper pad (and tiny strips saved from spine)

Kaisercraft Sandy Toes paper pad

Kaisercraft Nesting Square Dies

Marianne Design Dies Bicycle

Red enamel dots (one hiding a little mark)

MFT Fishtail Flags die

Black card stock

Double sided adhesive sheet
Papersmooches Sentiment stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad


I would like to enter this card in:-




Thank you for looking in…

Have a wonderful week…

Megan

Saturday, 22 July 2017

CiJ Final Day! Recipe

Hello again,

Well, today is the final challenge with the lovely ladies at Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug 7th Annual Christmas in July, and today the ladies have a Friday Freebie challenge and a recipe to follow which you can see below. I turned the computer on last night and coloured the free image before going to bed, even getting a coat of Diamond Glaze on Rudolph nose and eyes and little birds eyes allowing time to dry before putting the card together this morning.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-
White 14cm square card blank
Bugaboo Friday Freebie image-Reindeer 01Digi Stamp
Faber-Castell Pencils
Diamond Glaze
MFT Cross Stitched Rectangles
Wplus9 Hand lettered Holiday Stamp
Primary Ebony Superfine Embossing powder
Versamark ink pad Clear
Heat gun
Express-It Glitter tape
Kindyglitz Crystalina Glitter glue on snow flakes and ground
Memory Box Precious Star Die
Embossed Kraft paper from Daiso
Kaisercraft 'Christmas Collection' paper
AC Black card stock
White Gel ink pen
edit- Fiskars Scalloped border punch


I would like to enter this card in:-
Catch the Bug Christmas in July Day 7 Recipe Challenge
C.R.A.F.T Christmas Challenge
Merry Monday Christmas in July catch up- #245 Use Kraft
12 Months of Christmas Link-up #31 Optional theme Oh Deer!

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful weekend...
Megan

P.S. A Huge Thank you to all the lovely visitors who leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

Friday, 21 July 2017

CiJ day 6 Oldie but Goodie

Hello again,

Well todays challenge with the lovely ladies over at Catch the Bug and their 7th Annual Christmas in July is a colour challenge which you can see below.

I have used one of my older Bugaboo images for my card, Dottie Xmas Shop, not currently in store.

Here is my card:-
What I used:-
White 5x7 card blank (12.6x17.8cm)
Bugaboo Stamps Dottie Xmas Shop image
MFT Pierced oval die
Fiskars Scalloped border punch
Doodlebug Design Gingham, Linen Rainbow Petite Prints
Doodlebug Design Dot-Grid-Daisy-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints
AC Pool card stock
Francheville Glitter enamel dots
Kaisercraft Stamp Christmas Quotes
Memento Tuxedo Black

I would like to enter this card in:-
Catch the Bug Day 6 Colour Challenge
Cardz for Galz #52 Christmas or Winter
ABC Christmas Challenge N is for new (paper) O is for Old (digi stamp)

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A huge thank you to all my kind visitors who take the time to leave me a message, I truly appreciate them all...

Thursday, 20 July 2017

CiJ Day 5 Who needs Snow?

Hello again,

I'm back again with another card for this weeks 7th Annual Christmas in July Challenge with the lovely ladies at Catch the Bug and Bugaboo Stamps, todays Challenge is an image challenge with the request to make it funny which you can see below.


I took my inspiration from the scene and created my own scene for Trop Santa Scuba (not yet in the new store) and also used the colours on Santa's umbrella to colour him in. I added a typed sentiment to my card suitable for those of us who celebrate Christmas in Summer time (ho ho ho, who needs snow) Although since I have to be cold right now, snow would be nice. Not too sure why the photo seems a little foggy, it is much brighter in life, I may try another photo later, maybe just the winter sun.

Here is my card:- (edit- new photo a bit better than the other)

What I used:-
White 5x7" (12.6x17.8cm) card blank
Bugaboo Trop Santa Scuba image
Merci patterned papers (Big W for those in Aus)
Kaisercraft Sandy Toes Paper
Scraps from my box
Black fine line pen
Stickles Icicle and Sprinkled sugar
Ultimate Crafts Australiana Dies-Sights of Sydney

I would like to enter this card in:-
Catch the Bug Day 5- Photo Challenge
ABC Christmas N is for New O is for Old I have used both new and old papers
Bizzy Becs Store Blog July Anything goes
Christmas Cards All year Round Anything Goes
Love to Craft Challenge Blog

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A huge Thank You to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!

CiJ Day 4 Tic Tac Toe

Hello again,

I managed to make this card for this weeks Christmas in July challenges over at Bugaboo Stamps Blog Catch the Bug on the right day but, then it had to dry and it was too dark to take the picture last night. This card is for the fourth day of Challenges and we were given a tic-tac-toe grid to make our cards.

I have used the Diagonal line from the top left hand side to the bottom right, Sparkly, Bugaboo Image and Ribbon, but also the left hand column Sparkly, Sentiment and Embossing (heat embossed the sentiment)

Here is my card:-



What I used:-
White 5x7" card blank (12.6x17.8cm)
Bugaboo Image JJ Christmas Cheers
Faber-Castell Pencils
Silver Gel ink pen
Papers from my stash
Glitter card stock
Red ribbon
Staples
CCD Cross-Stitched Fishtail flags
Diamond Glaze
Wow! Primary Ebony Fine Embossing powder
Heat gun
Versamark clear embossing ink pad

I would like to enter this card in:-
Bugaboo Christmas in July Day 4
12 Months of Christmas Link-up Optional theme Oh Deer
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge use Die Cut
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra
The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge 10 Anything goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Anything goes

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week...
Megan

P.S. A huge thank you to all the lovely visitors who take the time to leave me a comment. I truly appreciate them all....