A Quick Update

Holy Cow, it’s been a year since I posted!  Yikes!  I haven’t done much crafting in the last year but I’m slowly getting the itch back, so just thought I’d upload a couple of quick cards I’ve done in the last few weeks.  Nothing exciting too exciting, and Christmas is fast approaching so thought I’d start getting stuck into the Xmas cards, here’s the first one I did today.   Quick and simple, just the way I like it.

 

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Just going to add a couple more quick cards to this post.  And if it takes me a year again to add more, slap me. 🙂_MG_9022I must admit I do really really like this butterfly one, using the big Swallowtail stamp.  Was very pleased with how it turned out.

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Easter Boxes

I had a very productive trip to Costco the other day and somehow a 52 piece bag of Hershey Nuggets jumped into my trolley. I have no idea how that happened….anyway… I thought that I should try and be super productive with them, and with Easter coming up I found a couple of patterns on Splitcoast Stampers for boxes that fit these yummy bits of chocolate perfectly.  I have had fun making these as my study breaks.  And amazingly, I have only eaten one chocolate, and that’s because the wrapping was coming off and not suitable for gift giving. (Well, that’s the story I am sticking to lol).

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I think these turned out super cute, I can’t wait to make some more, and it’s a great way to use up left over patterned paper. 🙂  These two patterns here are from Twitterpad and Floral District.  And the colours used are , Whisper White, Basic Grey, Island Indigo and Rich Razzleberry.

 

Thinking Of You

I think the stamping bug has hit me again, another quick card. Love the colours on this, the Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry look so good together.  Let’s see if I can keep this creating and blogging up 🙂

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Today is my last day of work before my days off, with any luck I’ll be able to create till my hearts content 🙂

Swallowtail

It’s been ages since I’ve posted anything, and although I keep telling myself I need to keep my blog up to date, it just doesn’t seem to be happening.  With work and uni, things are very busy.  But I did manage to make something this morning, I received a box of new stuff yesterday so, I decided to have a play this morning.  We have a fabulous Seasonal Catalogue out until the 30th June and there are some yummy things inside, including this beautiful big Swallowtail butterfly stamp.  I love this stamp.  Swallowtail

And although you can’t really see it, the butterfly is embossed with the Melon Mambo embossing powder, I have done any embossing for a long time, but I think I’m going to be doing a heap more!  Especially with all the lovely new colours we have 🙂

 

Kindness Matters

How’s this? Two posts in the one week, please don’t fall over in shock!  I know I know, I’m amazed too. But I’ve had so much fun playing with all my new supplies lately that I just couldn’t help myself.  Just wanted to blog about this quickly.  This is a cute little set called Kindness Matters, and it’s one of the cheaper sets in the catalogue.  So cute for making quick and easy cards, gift cards or even just tags.  I’ll put some examples of those up later. 

I love how vintagey this one turned out.  I especially love the Labels Collection Framelits.  I think they’re going to be my new favourite thing, be prepared to see them a lot 🙂

New Colours!

I am so in love with not only the new InColours for this year, but also the new inkpad design.  I made a quick card to show both off.  Look at that bird, that ink coverage was with only a few light taps on the ink pad!  How awesome is that!  I’m going to drag out all my solid stamps and see what the difference is.  And the colours are so pretty, I love the Gumball Green 😀  This new stamp set is called Betsy’s Blossoms too.  I really enjoyed stamping with it, I especially love the little bird.  I wanted to do a nice clean and simple card just to show off the stamp set and colours.  And this was the perfect set for that.  I think I’m going to be using this a lot lol.

Mixed Bunch

Okey dokey, once again it’s been a long time between posting, but it’s been a busy year with work and study. And I haven’t really felt any creative mojo for a while, but it’s coming back to me slowly.  I’ve tidied up my crafting area and I’m very much excited about the new catalogue coming out as well as the holiday mini.  So expect to see a lot of Christmas samples!  Anyway, being home sick today and not having any energy to do anything houseworky (not that I often do lol) I thought sitting down and having an inky play I could possibly do.  And here’s what I came up with, I know it’s not awe inspiring, but for just getting back into it I think it turned out ok. 🙂

I really like this set, I think it’s lot’s of fun and was available in the Winter Mini and will be back in the new catalogue that comes out on the 1st September. 🙂

Items Used

Old Olive, cardstock and ink

Rich Razzleberry, cardstock and ink.

Mixed Bunch stamp set

Pearls, Soft Suede Taffeta and Sizzix Labels Collection Framelits

It’s Been A While

Hello All, I know that it’s been quite a while since I’ve made a blog post, I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown by.  I’ve been so busy studying and working I haven’t had as much time for crafting as I’d like.  But, I did sit down at my desk today and manged to create something.  I’m not too sure about it, I feel slightly out of practice.  But I do love the colours and the bow 🙂  I finally got to play with the new In Colour colours.  They are quite pretty.  Anyway, if anyone still reads this, I hope you like it.

 

Creative Elements

Oh I am so in love with this stamp set, really really love it.  It’s at the top of my priority list.  There are so many elements to this set and so many things you can do with it.  This was the last card I made on the Inklings camp, my last, and the one I think I spent the most time on.  These colours are just lovely together, and they’re older colours too, ones I don’t bring out all that much.

This also uses one of the new border punches we have,  Lace Ribbon Border, it looks so good on a card.  Especially with a bit of shading around the edge to pop it out.    Anyway, enjoy! 🙂

A New Look Blog

Hello Everyone!  As you can see I’ve done a bit of website maintenance, I had some trouble on the weekend with some silly little hackers.  Goodness why they thought I was exciting enough to hack, but I’ll take it as a compliment.  I decided that with that happening it would be a great opportuntiy for a fresh start and something easier to manage.  I’ll eventually get everything back up and running, like the tutorial videos.  And I will try and post as frequently as time allows me too. But for now, I have something to show you! Being so close to the new catalogue we have some wonderful new stamps coming up.  And I got to play with a few on the Inklings team weekend away.  So much fun.  I’ll try and post a couple of samples this week, and if you’d like to order a new catty, please let me know. And I’ll happily post one out to you for the cost of the postage fee. 🙂

This is such a fun stamp set, I really love the sentiment style, it’s gorgeous.  This set is called My Friend, and is certainly a must have.  So easy to do beautiful cards with.  And it’s a big stamp, the card here is actually an A4 size just folded in half.  I felt a lovely big stamp deserved a lovely big card.  I hope you like it!