Nov 3, 2015

Oh my goodness, where did October go!?

Well, I will tell you where... It went to moving and pneumonia and not having internet, which I still only have in spurts. Ive been getting kids through exams, buying things for the new house and trying to get my craft space up and running. That has been more difficult then I thought!

I have been posting here and there on different blogs, so I thought I would stop in here to share with you while I do actually have internet working. Have you ever been told by your provider that it would take 2 months to get fiber installed!? Come on Singapore, what gives?!
ok.. enough of that stuff. lets get on to the goods!

Here is my card for this week over at Top Dog Dies. I used some gorgeous glitter paper form as well. They are having a sale on red, white and green card stock right now. So don't forget to head over to do some pre-holiday shopping! ALSO they are having a DESIGN TEAM call there too. Be sure to check the blog for all the details.

I started with die cutting the Snowflake Mosaic out of vellum and measuring the individual snowflake block which is 1 inch.

Next I took my gorgeous Curious Metallic card stock and trimmed them down to 1 inch squares and adhered them onto the back of the vellum die cut.

I then adhered the entire thing onto the front of a cream Curious Metallic card stock base and fussy cut a sentiment from vellum as well.

I added some rainstones for a finishing touch to each snowflake.

And that's it! A fairly easy card to put together but the Snowflake Mosaic gives it some real beauty! You can check out the last release from Top Dog Die cuts at their website too. Some really fun things to shop for! I will be back... when my internet will let me and share more of their holiday release.
Thanks for joining me today. Hope you have a great week!

Sep 26, 2015

Avery Elle Inks and A Walk Down Memory Lane blog

Hey there! Just popping in before the weekend... I'm over at A Walk Down Memory Lane blog today. I'm sharing a little review on Avery Elle pigment inks. I got to try them out and wanted to share with you!

The stamped results are pretty great... I am definitely a fan! Also on the docket, new My Favorite Things stamps are in the AWDML store! YES!

Thanks for stopping in today. I am in the process of packing up my life and moving house in the next two weeks. It's going to get crazy over here, but I promise I will be back...eventually!

Sep 22, 2015

Top Dog Dies Leaf Mosaic die cut

Hello there! I'm sharing this NEW gorgeous die cut with you today from Top Dog Dies september release. It's a full size A2 die cut and has lovely details. 

I made a fast and simple card but the die cut is so stunning that it looks hard to make. But it wasn't. I watercolored some paper in fall colours and then die cut it out. So simple.

I added a sentiment strip made with some vellum and adhered it along the back. I popped up the die cut with some foam adhesive to help give it more dimension. I also added it to a beautiful card base from using their Curious Metallic card stock. It's some of my favorite card stock!

Ok, that's it for me today! Happy happy tuesday!

Sep 19, 2015

MFT Card Design Superstar Contest!

I've been trying and trying to get my act together to join the MFT contest that is ending in one day! I ordered some new MFT products (holy cow, they are awesome!) I have visitors in town and I'm in the process of moving, plus my regularly scheduled card making responsibilities still need to be seen to. Needless to say its been hard to find some time, but I did it! I actually completed a card! Only one, but still... I'm not going to let that get me down cause I got it done. And now I have proof in a photo!

I started with using the new Brick Wall Cover-up and die cut it out of two different colours of brown card stock. I stamped over the orangeish color with a background stamp and then glued them all back together over a card stock base. I then die cut the front of the card twice with the new Stitched Interactive window. Which I love!

Inside I built a little scene using the London Mouse collection (stamps and matching dies). This set! OH! It just steals my heart. I made a little collage. I did some layering with foam adhesive as well.

You can see here from the front, my little bear poking out. I love his face.

 And here is the front with a few flaps open.

The ending challenge was to get good photos without my external flash (I'm out of batteries) and while its pitch black outside (it's midnight here!) But it worked out. And now I must go to bed.

That's it! If you are interested in checking out the challenge be sure to click HERE. There is one day left!! I am thinking regardless of what happens, I'm a superstar for even getting it done. Jill Dewey Hawkins... this one is for you ;)


Aug 28, 2015

A Walk Down Memory Lane and Penny Black

Hey there! I'm over on the A Walk Down Memory Lane blog today. It's my first time trying out some Penny Black stamps and I love them!

It's been a crazy few days and I'm looking forward to the weekend. Which is saying something because usually a weekend looks like a small apartment with 4 fighting boys and it is less then fun. But we could use a break from the routine and we are looking forward to some pool time and family time. Also, I wouldn't mind some more sleeping time, if you know what I mean ;)

I hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping in.

Aug 25, 2015

Top Dog Die tags

Hello there! Today I am over at Top Dog Dies blog sharing a little fun with tags!
These use the Top Dog Dies Gift Tag die cut (TC078). And it couldn’t be more easy to whip up some tags for gifts for those you love!

I started with some coloured card stock for the background (or bigger die cut) and then white for the tops. I also die cut the words To and From out of the white layer. I taped them together so I could easily move them from tag to tag.

Then it was just a matter of stamping some images and adding color, or stamping IN color! Easy as can be! 

I also added some Wink of Stella to each tag (which is kind of hard to see here) and then finished them off with some twine from my stash) 

These came together so fast. You could easily make some up for Christmas, birthdays, or any other holiday of the year! You won’t lose much time in your life when crafting with these Top Dog Dies. And you know I love that!

Thanks for joining me today! Hope you have a good one and find some good crafting time for yourself this week!
until next time

Aug 21, 2015

A Walk Down Memory Lane and Decorated Borders

Hey there! join me today over at A Walk Down Memory Lane blog for some decorated borders on cards. A simple and easy technique but fun enough to add some oomph to your designs.
Head on over!!  

Have a great weekend! My kids have been out of school the last two days so I'm starting down the barrel of the weekend with a little bit of anxiety. More free time means in my house MORE fighting! AH! Please tell me this too shall pass! Love that I get to craft and meet you all out here in crafty friend land. It keeps me sane!
Thanks for stopping by today

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