Christmas Wishes

Hi Everyone,

Life in our household has been really busy in the lead up to Christmas but we did make time today to make this gingerbread house (it comes in a kit – I didn’t make the gingerbread).  I probably won’t be posting again until the New Year  so I thought it made a cute pic to share with you as I wish you all a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

See you in 2013!



Penny Black ‘Kisses’ Card

Hi everyone,

In amongst the chaos of December, I made this card using the Penny Black stamp ‘Kisses’.  This stamp is just so cute and she was really fun to colour.  I actually looked up the stamp on Google and had a look at how different people had coloured her.  I really liked the way the stamp was coloured in this card, so decided to use that as a bit of a template for colouring my own image. I have added some rock candy distress stickles over the top of the shoes, the ruffles and the sash.  I have used some ornate corners from Dusty Attic and some assorted flowers.  I made this card under a bit of time pressure so I wasn’t entirely happy with it as I feel it has ended up a little ‘heavy’ and not quite as balanced as I would like. However I am still relatively happy with it and I think the person who received it would have been happy too.

I will be back on Friday with another card but after that I am thinking I will take a bit of a blogging break over Christmas.  I hope your December is going well and is not too crazy busy!

Thanks for stopping by.




Supplies: Bazzill Card – Kraft, Express It Blending Card, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Dusty Attic leaves, assorted paper flowers, Dusty Attic – Ornate corners, Patterned Paper – Dear Lizzy Collection, Rock Candy Distress Stickles, Copic Markers – Skin – E000, E00, E01, R20, Hair – E71, E77, E79, Dress – E 40, E41, E43, RV21, Rv23, Berries – Rv29

Tea Thyme Many Thanks Card

Hi Everyone,

I promise this will be the last thank you card for a while ! This card uses some more of the Tea Thyme Patterned papers and one of the notecards. The edges of the patterned paper were distressed and the paper was then added to a white card base.   I have used a canvas bird also by Prima, a pearl flourish, some flowers and some natural twine.  I have also lighted misted the card with Mister Huey’s Mist – Calico Shine. The sentiment was stamped in Archival Jet black ink and is from the Hero Arts Set.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Bye for now,



Supplies: White card, Prima Tea Thyme 6×6 paper pad, Prima Canvas Bird, Twine, Archival Jet Black Ink, Hero Arts Clear Stamp Set – Sending Smiles, Pearl Flourish, Dusty Attic Fabric Leaves, Couture Creations Flower,Prima Flower

Hero Arts Thank You Floral Frame Card

Hi everyone,

Hopefully you are not getting too tired of thank you cards 🙂  At the moment it is all Thank You cards and Christmas cards in our house.  To make today’s card I stamped the Hero Arts Thank You Floral Frame stamp onto blending card with Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured it with my copic markers.  I misted the kraft card base with Manilla Mister Huey’s Mist over the Circle Graph Mask by Studio Calico.  I added some patterned paper, some seam binding and those cute little potty people (also by Studio Calico).  I also coloured the plain coloured pearls to match the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by.



Supplies: Express It Blending Card, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Hero Arts Cling Stamp – Hero Arts Floral Frame, Studio Calico Wood Veneer Shapes Potty People, Bazzill Kraft Card, Patterned Paper – Kaisercraft Miss Match 6×6 paper pad, Seam Binding, Mister Huey’s Mist – Manilla, Studio Calico – Circle Graph Mask, Pearls, Copic Markers – E40, E41, E43, E31, E33, R00, R02, R05, G82 and G85

Idea-ology Mirrored Sheet Christmas Card

Hi Everyone,

December gets a bit crazy busy in our household.  I think it is that way for most people 🙂 On top of general busyness I have also been posting projects over on the Stef’s Papercrafts blog and Facebook page for the week.  My middle boy has also been sick with tonsillitis but he is on the mend now.  I am posting a bit early this week as I need to get out to the shops tomorrow!

One of the products I have been keen to have a play with for a while  is Tim Holtz’s Mirrored Sheets and this week I did manage to get some time.  This piece of Mirrored Sheet was left over after die cutting a Sizzix Christmas Tree and I have a bunch of washi tapes that I love so I used it to make this card.  I was suprised by how easily the mirror sheet was die cut (but it needs to be cut with steel edge dies – so wouldn’t work with the border strip dies and I can’t imagine it would work well with the thin intricate dies).

Since we are in December I thought I would make a Christmas card.  I used a bunch of my favourite washi tapes to create a background and then trimmed the Mirrored Sheet to the right size.  I wanted the tree and the Mirrored Sheet to be the main features of the card so just added some more washi tape along the side and some silver ribbon.

Mirror Sheet Christmas Card

So I have decided that I am love with Mirrored Sheet and can’t wait to try out some other different ways of using it.  I had a go at embossing it with an embossing folder and it worked really well.  I made a Christmas Tree Ornament out of it. I have to say though it was quite tricky getting a photograph of this card without my reflection in it!  There is a video of Tim Holtz talking about Mirrored Sheet here

Hope your December is going well and that you don’t get too busy!

Thanks for stopping by,


Supplies: Sizzix Cut and Emboss set – Christmas Tree #2, Mirrored Sheet by Tim Holtz – Idea-ology Line, Washi Tapes – Theresa Collins, Hambly Screen Prints,MME All is Bright Decorative Tape, Silver Ribbon, Grey Card, MME All is Bright – sentiment cut from patterned paper and star from sticker sheet.

Another Thank You Card

Hi Everyone,

Today’s card is another Thank You card for my daughter’s teacher.  She has two teachers, as does my son so I still have another couple of Thank You cards to show.  This background was also made using glimmer mist, although I can’t remember the colours since I made it awhile ago.  It is actually the same piece of paper as the last card, except that for the other background I changed it by spraying over it with completely different glimmermist colours and then did some stamping and inking.

For this card I stamped around the edges using a clear stamp from the MME The Sweetest Thing stamp set using Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  I also stamped the script background stamp using Versacolour Silver Ink.  I cut the centre piece out of white card and then inked it with Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord inks and sprayed with pearlised water.  This meant the colours blended really nicely.  Brushed Pewter Distress Stain was applied to the Kaisercraft wooden butterfly and I used some more of the Jillibean Soup Alphabean letter stickers.

Stef has now started a blog and you can see more of my work over on her blog.  Sometimes I will post projects on both blogs but mostly things will be different.

Hope you had a great weekend and thanks for stopping by,



Supplies: Brushed Pewter Distress Stain, Kiasercraft wooden butterfly, Jillbean Soup Alphabeans – Charcoal, White Card, Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks, Kaisercraft Script Stamp, MME The Sweetest Things Honey Happiness Stamp Set, Pearl Perfect Pearls in Mini Mister.