Saturday, 27 June 2015

Sorry to see you leave

I'm having to say goodbye to some work friends who I have been with for 15+ years. I'm sorry to see them leave but wish them well in retirement. I made a couple of cards for my cheeky mentors who will be missed a great deal.

Some Odd Girl Pouting Tobie

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Some Odd Girl 'Pouting Tobie'
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04
             Hair: E43  E44  E47
             Hat/Shoes: W00  W3  W5  YR02  YR14  YR18  E09
             Jeans: B91  B93  B95  B97  B99
             Top: Y11  Y15  Y26  E27, YR02  YR14  YR18  E09
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Garage Days' paper pack, cardstock
Dies: Spellbinders Modern Stationary, Taylored Expressions Hexagonal Stacklets
Other: Vintage Photo Distress ink, Twine.

Some Odd Girl Pouting Tobie

I'm playing along with:

Sassy Studio Designs 6th Birthday Release Blog Hop


Greeting Blog Hoppers! Welcome to my stop, and the second to last on this amazing hop. I'm super excited to be a part of this wonderful birthday release as I've been a Sassy Fan for a few years now & lucky enough to be a Guest DT for this month. When I saw this superb image I had the perfect person in mind - my dear twin sister!

Sassy Studio Designs Gemini Twins

Unlike this amazing image (Oh those folds are to die for too!) my twin sister & I are not identical, but that didn't stop me from using it. Aren't they just gorgeous though?!...

Sassy Studio Designs Gemini Twins

Thanks for hopping by, please leave a comment (here and on all of the other blog hop sites) to be in the running to win all of the fabulous release images! Next stop on the hop is the talented Judy Rogers. If you are lost here is the hop list. All of the images will be available at the Sassy Studio Designs Shop.

SSD: http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com/
Rachelle – http://www.imblackmartha.blogspot.com/
SaraP- http://sarascreativeadventures.blogspot.com/
Kim -http://itsallaboutcrafting.blogspot.com/
Samantha – http://designsbysammy.blogspot.co.uk/
Judy - http://jvzcreations.blogspot.com/
Debbie – http://www.craftingwhenican.blogspot.com/
Vanessa - http://www.saffiresstamping.blogspot.com/
Greg - http://latestwhims.blogspot.com/
Tanya - http://little-scrapper.blogspot.com/?hc_location=ufi
Cindy - http://cre8ivecindy.blogspot.com/
Jo D – http://www.helpyoufindit.blogspot.co.uk/
Kel – http://scrap-photograffs.com/
Carrie - http://carrieshandmadecards.blogspot.co.uk/
Chris - http://cattsscratchingpost.blogspot.ca/
Sara - http://luminousinmychaoticdreamslife.blogspot.com/
Valerie - http://lafeerieduscrap.blogspot.com/
Kitty – http://intruderlady.blogspot.com
Julie R – http://pumpkinbellycards.blogspot.co.uk/
Julie Ann – http://handcraftedbycharliesnanny.blogspot.co.uk/
Mayumi Adler FB April GD – http://mayumiscrapland.blogspot.com.es/?m=1
Alicia Borowski – May FB Progressive GDT-http://maxibellestudio.blogspot.com.au/ < < You are here!
Judy Rogers - http://craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com/
SSD Store http://buysassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com/


Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Sassy Studio Designs 'Gemini Twins'
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04  R20
             Hair: E53  E55  E57  E59
             Dress: G00  BG32  BG13  BG18
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Confetti' paper pack, cardstock
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Circles, Taylored Expressions Label Stacklets 1, Magnolia Doohickeys Leaf & Swirl.
Other: Vintage Photo Distress ink, Flowers, Lace, Shabby White Frantage.



Wizardly Wishes

This weeks new challenge starting over at Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode challenge is 'Twisted Easels'. It is sponsored by the talented Rick St Dennis. I used the magical Lil Wizard on my funky DT inspiration. This is also my final inspiration for Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode as I will be moving onto a new Design Team in July.

Rick St Dennis Lil Wizard

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Rick St Dennis 'Lil Wizard', Kaszazz 'Wishing You...' sentiment
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13
             Hair: C1  C3  C5
             Cape/Hat: Y11  Y13  Y15  Y17, BV000  BV00  BV02  BV13, V15  BV17  BV08
Papers: paper from the depth of my stash (unknown brand), cardstock
Dies: Spellbinders Standard Circles, Memory Box Beloved Star (modified)
Other: White Opal Liquid Pearls, Buttons, Twine, Sequins, Ribbon.

Rick St Dennis Lil Wizard

I'm playing along with:

Friday, 26 June 2015

Enjoy your road ahead

This week's inspirational DT card for Dies R Us is for a dear work friend who I have been with for 15+ years. I'm sorry to see him leave but wish him well in his retirement. I made this card for my cheeky mentor who will be missed a great deal.

This will also be my final DT inspirational card for Dies R Us as I too will be moving on. I would like to thank all of the wonderful Dies R Us fans who have followed me for the last 18 months as part of the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog. No doubt I will be checking in to see the wonderful creations they will continue to showcase to inspire you.

Some Odd Girl Sneaky Boy Tobie

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Some Odd Girl 'Sneaky Boy Tobie'
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04
             Hair: E44  E47  E49
             Top/Shoes: C00  C1  C3  R22  R24  R29  R59
             Jeans: B91  B93  B95  B97  B99
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Now Boarding' paper pack, cardstock
Other: Vintage Photo Distress ink, Washi Tape, Button, Twine.

Some Odd Girl Sneaky Boy Tobie

I'm playing along with:

Time Flies

I was the lucky Guest DT invite from the Art by Miran Challenge #32. I was thrilled to be able to work with such a wonderfully talented design team and even more excited to be bringing this lovely lass to life. As always the Art by Miran Challenge #35 is 'Anything Goes'. Here is my Guest DT inspiration for you using Lovely Irene.

Art by Miran Lovely Irene

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Art by Miran 'Lovely Irene', Kaszazz 'Time Flies' sentiment.
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04  R20
             Hair: Y21  YR23  E35  E37
             Dress: G00  G82  G94  G99  W9
             Bird: RV10  RV32  RV34
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Fine & Sunny' paper pack, cardstock.
Dies: Cheery Lyn Designs Birdcage & Waltzing Matilda Doily.
Other: Vintage Photo Distress ink, Wink of Stella, Flower, Lace, Ribbon, Enamel Dots.

Art by Miran Lovely Irene

I'm playing along with:

Sunday, 21 June 2015

A Sassy Birthday

Joining in with the Sassy Studio Designs Progressive Challenge, using this months free image - Birthday Cake Sassy.

Sassy Studio Designs Birthday Cake Sassy

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Sassy Studio Designs Birthday Cake Sassy
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13  R20
             Hair (Pink): R81  RV34  R39  R89
             Dress (Greens): BG11  BG53  BG57  BG18
             Boots (Black): C3  C5  C7  C9
Papers: Fancy Pants 'Trend Setter' paper pack, Glitter cardstock, cardstock.
Dies: Spellbinders Label 38, Docrafts Xcut Large Balloons
Other: Rhinestones, Wink of Stella.

Sassy Studio Designs Birthday Cake Sassy

I'm playing along with:
Creative Craft Cottage #42: Spots or Stripes

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Oh Happy Day!

This weeks new challenge starting over at Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode challenge is 'to use anything but Alcohol Markers to colour cards'. It is sponsored by Sherri Baldy's Scrapbook Stamp Society. So please come over & join in the fun.

Sherri Baldy My Bestie

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Sherri Baldy My Bestie ?
Distress Markers: Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Aged Mahogany
                             Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
                             Dress: Mowed Lawn, Pickled Raspberry, Peacock Feathers
                             Flower/Raincoat: Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Pumice Stone
                             Shoes: Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo
                             Hearts/Water: Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Confetti' paper pack, cardstock
Dies: Docrafts Xcut Parenthesis 1, Spellbinders Umbrella Trio
Other: Vintage Photo Distress ink, Flower, Rhinestones, Wink of Stella.


I'm playing along with:

Friday, 19 June 2015

It's a Sassy Party!

This month I'm a Guest Designer for Sassy Studio Designs & this week's Flash Back Friday is Buttercream Babe Sassy. Here is the some fun birthday inspiration for you.

Sassy Studio Designs Buttercream Babe Sassy

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Sassy Studio Designs 'Buttercream Babe Sassy'
Copics: Skin: E000  E00 E11  E13  R20
             Hair: Y11  Y15  Y17  E15
             Red: R22  R17  R29  R39
             Blue: B00  B12  B14
             Green: Y00  YG01  YG13
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Fine & Sunny' paper pack, Glitter cardstock, cardstock.
Dies: Memory Box Curled Ribbons & Banner Parade, Docrafts Xcut Large Balloons, Spellbinders Grand Oval.
Other: Liquid Pearls - White Opal, Flamingo, Baby Blue & Avocado.

Sassy Studio Designs Buttercream Babe Sassy

Butterfly Princess

This week's inspirational DT card for Dies R Us is a vintage card with a splash of colour featuring this stunning image by Saturated Canary.

Saturated Canary Butterfly Princess

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Saturated Canary 'Butterfly Princess', Kaszazz 'Love Stamp'
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04  R20
             Hair: E31  E35  E57  E29  RV10  RV14  RV19
             Dress:  G00  BG32  BG13  BG18
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Telegraph Road' paper pack, cardstock
Other: Vintage Photo Distress ink, Rhinestones, Pearls, Wink of Stella.

Saturated Canary Butterfly Princess


The Paper Shelter #208: Make it Digital (image)
Morgan's Artworld #1: For the Ladies (DT Fav!)
Allsorts #315: Flower Power
Simply Create Too #88: Old, Vintage, Shabby Chic
Crafters Cafe Blog #121: At the Movies (To Paris with Love)

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Glamorous Girl

This month I'm a Guest Designer for Sassy Studio Designs and they are sponsoring Fab n Funky's Challenge #263. The theme is Gorgeous Girls and here is my Guest DT card using Sassy's Bloom.

Sassy Studio Designs Bloom

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Sassy Studio Designs 'Bloom', Kazazz 'Shine' sentiment
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13  R20
             Hair: E07  E09  E18  E49
             Dress: YG11  G12  G24  G94, RV10  RV32  RV34  E04
             Umbrella: G00  G82  G94  G99, YR20  YR24  E35, RV10  RV32  RV34  E04
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Key To My Heart' paper pack, cardstock
Other: Vintage Photo Distress ink, Wink of Stella, Lace, Pearls, Flowers, Perfect Pearls 'Rust'.

Sassy Studio Designs Bloom

I'm playing along with:

Papertake Weekly: Oh So Pretty
Creative Craft Cottage #41: Flowers
ABC Challenge: L is for Lace
Sparkles Forum #69: Vintage or Shabby Chic
Allsorts Challenge #315: Flower Power
Whimsy Inspires $84: Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Brown Sugar #150: In the Garden
Inky Impressions #214: Summertime (Winner!)
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge #232: Anything Goes

Monday, 15 June 2015

Top Chef!

A brand new challenge is starting over on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. Challenge #27 is all about 'Flags & Banners'. To be in the running for the $10 voucher to the Dies R Us Store just use a die on your creation, how simple is that?! Here is my yummy DT inspiration for you!

The Paper Shelter Trattoria Shelter

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: The Paper Shelter 'Trattoria Shelter'
Copics: Skin: E00  E11  E13  E15
             Hair: C5  C7  C9
             Hat/Top: W00  W1  W3
             Apron:  E22  E24  E27  E29  E59
             Pants: B93  B97  B99
             Shoes: R29  R59  C7  C9  100
             Fork: W4  W6  W7
             Food:  E50  E53  E55  E57  E59,   R27  R19  R59  R89  W3
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Class Act' paper pack, cardstock
Other: Vintage Photo Distress ink, Black Alpha squares, Buttons, Twine.

The Paper Shelter Trattoria Shelter

I'm playing along with:

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Shadow Box Birthday

The new challenge starting over at Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode challenge is to create a 'Shadow Box' card with a twist of Masculine/Fathers Day. I started off with this tutorial and then tweaked the dimensions to suit an unfolded A5 card. It is sponsored by BugabooSo please pop over & join in the fun. 


Bugaboo Stamps Birthday Elephant

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps 'Birthday Elephant'
Copics: Elephant: B0000  B00  B12  B14  RV000  R20
             Hat/Candle: YR14  YR18  E09
             Balloons: YG01  YG13  YG17, Y11  Y15  Y19
Papers: Crafters Choice 'Safari' paper pack, glitter cardstock, cardstock
Dies: Spellbinders Standard & Grand Circles, Docrafts Xcut Large Balloons
Other: Star Brads, Twine, Kindyglitz.

Bugaboo Stamps Birthday Elephant

Friday, 12 June 2015

Create Happiness

This week's inspirational DT card for Dies R Us is a soft summery one using some simple and delicate dies.

Make It Crafty Summer Dreams

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Make It Crafty Summer Dreams
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04  R20
             Hair: E11  E13  E15  E18
             Dress: B0000  B91  B95  B97
             Ribbon/Shoes: E44  E47  E49
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Blubelle' paper pack, cardstock

Other: Vintage Photo Distress ink, Wink of Stella, Shabby White Frantage, Pearls, Flowers.

Make It Crafty Summer Dreams

I'm playing along with:

Thursday, 11 June 2015

You Rock!

This month I'm a Guest Designer for Sassy Studio Designs & this week's Dare To Be Sassy Thursday Challenge #285 is 'Just Fold It'. Check out my simple template for this great fold HERE. I've used the funky Sock Hop Sassy for my card.

Sassy Studio Designs Sock Hop tri-fold shutter card

Sassy Studio Designs Sock Hop

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Sassy Studio Designs 'Sock Hop'
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04  R20
             Hair: C5  C7  C9  100
             Skirt: W1  B0000  B91  B93  B95  B97
             Top/Shoes: Y21  Y23  Y26  E35
Papers: Fancy Pants 'Park Bench' paper pack, cardstock
Dies: Frantic Stamper Musical Score
Other: Black alpha squares, Rhinestones, Wink of Stella.

Sassy Studio Designs Sock Hop


Swan Ride

There is a new challenge starting over at the Southern Girls Challenge Blog. Challenge #112 is Tic Tac Toe. Here is my DT inspiration for you using the top line of Lace/Patterned Paper/Roses. It is sponsored by Ppinkydolls and The East Wind.


Ppinkydolls Swan Girl


and here is the Tic Tac Toe grid.



LACE


PATTERNED
PAPER



ROSES


TWINE



GOLD


MIST


         GLITTER



DIE/PUNCH


RIBBON


Ppinkydolls Swan Girl

Card ingredients include:

Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13  R20
             Hair: Y21  Y26 YR24  E25
             Dress: YG11  G12  YG45  G28
             Tights: B41  B02  B04
             Swan: W00  W1  W4  W6  YR02  YR14  YR18
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Blae & Ivy' paper pack, cardstock
Dies: Spellbinders Label 36
Other: Vintage Photo Distress ink, Shabby White Frantage, Flowers, Lace, Pearls, Kindyglitz.


I'm playing along with:

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Morgans ArtWorld Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Morgans ArtWorld new release Blog Hop.

You should have arrived from Billie.

If you've just happened upon this blog hop and want to start from the beginning head over to Morgans ArtWorld Challenge Blog.

Here is my project using the brand new images Fairy Wishes.

Morgans ArtWorld Fairy Wishes

For the next stop and more inspiration head over to Julie.

Just in case you get lost along the way here is the full list of blogs.

                             Cathie: http://houseofborowski.blogspot.com.au/                             
                                   Alicia: http://maxibellestudio.blogspot.com.au/  <<< you are here

All of these images will be available for purchase in Morgan's new online store: http://www.faeentertainment.ecrater.com/

Don’t forget to leave some love on each stop along the way and become a follower of the challenge blog and you could be in the running to win the whole release of images and  an original coloured image by Morgan.

Morgans ArtWorld Fairy Wishes


Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Morgan Fitzsimons 'Fairy Wishes;
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  E13
             Hair: E31  E33  E37
             Dress: YG11  G12  G24  G94  R81  R83  R85
             Flowers: R81  R85  R89
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Miss Nelly' paper pack, cardstock
Dies: Taylored Expressions Label Stacklets 1
Other: Vintage Photo Distress ink, Shabby White Frantage, flowers, lace, rhinestones, Kindyglitz.


I'm playing along with:

Melonheadz: Flowers Everywhere
Crafting Musketeers #26: Shades of Summer
CCC Digi Creations #26: Layer It Up
As You Like It: Favourite Flower & Why (I love roses because they are elegant, fragrant, delicate & colourful)
Penny's Challenge #230: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps #154: Anything Goes

Under the Sea Treasure

This weeks new challenge starting over at Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode challenge is 'Under the Sea'. It is sponsored by Sweet Pea StampsSo please swim over & join in the fun!

Lemon Shortbread's Mermaid Glance

Card ingredients include:

Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04  R20
             Hair: E07  E09  E18  E49
             Tail: G00  BG32  BG13  BG18,  BG75  BG78  BV25  BV29
             Shells: YR02  YR07  E15  E18
             Rock: E41  E43  E44  E47  E49
Papers: Kaiser Craft 'Rock Pool' paper pack & matching cut outs, cardstock
Other: Gathered Twigs Distress ink, Charms, Flowers, Shabby Pink Frantage, Ribbon, Wink of Stella.

Lemon Shortbread's Mermaid Glance


I'm playing along with: