Thursday, November 27, 2014

Project life cards

We have a picture inspiration this week over at Stampin Royalty. I thought I would have a turn at trying to make some filler and Journal cards for my Project Life Album. I will have to update with better photos. Sorry. I used the remaining of my Concord Crush and Wisteria Wonder, with a little dash of Whisper White. I used the Stampin Up project life cutters and the stamp set I went with was Stipples Blossoms. Go check out the other cards the rest of the design team made, I am totally blown away with their talent! They are amazing!!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Silver all the way

Oooooh. Look who I dragged out again. I just can't get enough of this little owl. He is so darn cute. I made this card for the challenge over at Stampin Royalty which is a silver challenge. Although you can't see the paper properly, it is in actual fact Stampin Up's Silver paper. Head on over to Stampin Royalty and see what the other girls came up with. Im sure there are cards and projects worthy of casing.

Winter Kisses

Here is the new Rubber Stamp from Sherry called Winter Kisses. Isn't she just adorable. If you pop on over to A Random Fan she is available for purchase from Sherry's store. Have a look at what the other girls have done with this image also. Very talented bunch of ladies.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

My Little Ballerina - Monochromatic

Over at A RANDOM FAN this week, we have a Monochromatic challenge for you to play along with. Here is my card using, yet again, Concord Crush and Wisteria Wonder. I have used Sherry's Digital image called My Little Ballerina. I really love this stamp. So, head on over to the Random Fan site, play along with the latest challenge, and who knows, this little cutie may just end up in your shopping cart for FREE.

Its all FRILLY

Here is my card for the challenge this week over at STAMPIN ROYALTY and its all about making a project with frills. Do you know how had this is, especially when you have three males in the family, that do not do anything frilly. So I used my Blendabilities with this stamp from Stampin Up, called Blended Bloom. I matched the colouring with Wisteria Wonder card stock and designer paper and also a hint of Concord Crush, previously retired. Head on over to Stampin royalty and make something frilly for the challenge.

Wisteria Wonder Card

Wisteria Wonder - Blendabilities

Kinda Eclectic - Wood Mount

Blended Bloom

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sketch Saturday featuring A Random Fan

I made this card for the Sketch Saturday challenge and totally forgot to email it through! Wow, my head had been everywhere else lately. So here is the card I made. I think I will have to upload it directly to the Sketch Saturday blog now.

Craft Room - All together

Finally, I have finished the back wall of my craft room. The final piece of the puzzle came together when I used the large drawer unit to put all my Stampin Up stamps in. I can fit lots of them in the drawers, which leaves a whole shelf in the wardrobe free.

And finally, here is the completed back wall of my room. It looks like a lot of stuff, but its not really! I'm trying to convince myself!!! So when I am creating something, I am standing with my back to this wall, so everything is in arms reach. Perfect! No more digging into boxes, not using the right embellishment, because I couldn't find it. No more double purchases!

Well! Thanks for putting up with my ranting about my craft room.
Hopefully the next post will include a project or two!
Oh, and in case you are wondering! I have a tiny room. Its about 4 meters square. And there is heaps more to show you in later posts.

Craft Room Makeover - Part 4

Yes! I am still sorting out my craft room. Here is what I did this morning. 
I stacked all of my MOST USED stamps in my shelves. I am a visual crafter, so I need to see what I have. It also saves me a lot of money, as I have a few duplicates!!!

Here is the top section. AND here is the bottom Embellishment section.
I made this unit quite a while ago now, and it has been the best thing I have made.

Apart from the tins, covered with designer paper. the jars an containers came from Target. I am loving the chalkboard labels.

Here it is all together! Very handy item, I must say!

Here is a close up of the embellishment section!
Buttons, ribbons, pencils, Roller stamp, and my chook!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Craft Room Makeover - Part 3

So, I am still working on the back wall of my craft room. I think I am nearly finished though! Here are some more projects I have finished. I hope I am not boring anyone yet!

Here is where I store my retired inks, my copic paper, my embossing folders, my SU die cuts and my set of retired pastels. Even though some of these items are no longer available, I do still use them.

I then made this punch holder, for my most frequently used punches. That is pretty much all I can say about this one. lol

As a Project Lifer, or Pocket Page scrapper, I needed somewhere to store the "USE THESE FIRST" section of Project Life kits. There are 3 full kits and 5 mini kits here that I must use first before opening another box.....

Now, onto my Ribbon Holder. I know, I've gone nuts over foam board. So following a tutorial on Pinterest, with a few minor adjustments, here it is.

And, finally, here it is all together in my bookcase.
Yeah! One section finished. Now onto the next one.....

So now you can see how everything ties in together. I have also sorted my paper out in colour, instead of colour families. Not sure how this will work yet!

Oh, I almost forgot, my little touch of decor in my little room.

These little cuties are sitting on top of my bookcase. Just to tie in the white and wood.
Hope I haven't bored you too much. And I hope this post has given you some idea of my craft room.
I will be posting some more pictures when I finish another section.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Craft Room Makeover Part 2

I am still playing in my craft room, with my foam board, searching Pinterest like a crazy woman. Here is the next project I came up with...

With my stamp pads sorted, it was time to get my Copics, Stampin up Markers and new Blendabilities in order. Again, searching Pinterest, I found this little Copic storage unit, and again, made completely from foam board. Awesome! I'm loving this stuff. The one holding the SU markers was made exactly using the tutorial, (without the dividers) and the one with the Copics, I made the selves slightly longer to hold my growing collection. So, that is the first shelf of my book case finished. Here is the picture.

So far, so good. The units didn't fall apart over night, and everything is still sitting nicely. So that is the Stamp pads and Markers all organised and happily in their new homes.

Craft Room Makeover Part 1

Well, its been a while since I have written anything on my blog. To my followers, I really do apologise. Hopefully, it won't happen again! But, just in case it does.... I will apologise in advance.

So, although I have not been blogging, I have been busy in my craft room. Well, changing my craft room actually. Here is a picture of the back wall of my room in July.

This was great, because all my paper was easy to get to. All the colours were sorted and things were going fine.... Until I need some Embellishments for my project. I was stuck in the wardrobe searching through boxes to find what I wanted. I needed something else! Here is my solution I came up with. This was the back wall in early September.

I joined up the paper racks to make two towers and brought in the bookcase from the spare room. I used the storage boxes from the wardrobe and placed them in the bookcase. Not a huge change, but one that was working ok. That was, until I needed something from the box on the bottom. Still problems with this darn back wall. After a long search on Pinterest, I found some amazing ideas and decided to use them in my room. The problem I was having, is the fact that I think I am a visual crafter. I work better if I can see what I have and is easily accessible. Back to the drawing board........

My first project was to find the product called Foam Board. Turns out that our local office supplier stock this all the time. Bonus for me. So, off I went to the store. Below is the first project in my Craft Room Makeover....

So, here is the photo of my stamp holder, I made, all by myself using foam board. OMG! this stuff is amazing. So, the first thing I needed was a place to store all my stamp pads, in easy reach, colour coded and stacked neatly. If you search Pinterest for foam board organising heaps of little goodies will appear. This was unbelievably easy to make. I even surprised myself. Oh, and I have decided to store my stamps in colour and not families. Im not quite sure how this will go.

Stay tuned for the next project in my Craft Room Makeover.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Remember - Photo Inspiration

This week over at STAMPIN ROYALTY we have a picture inspiration challenge for you to play with. Here is my project, (using the colours in the cushions on the bed) that I have come up with.
I know what you are thinking, ANOTHER MDS project. But, hey, its a fantastic programme, and if I can use it, ANYBODY can.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Good Life

Over at STAMPIN ROYALTY this week we have a sketch challenge for you to play along with. Once again, I am playing with my MDS from Stampin Up, and believe me! Its AWESOME! I am loving the flexibility of the programme, and the clarity. Its so easy to use. 

Here is the sketch below if you want to play....

Friday, September 12, 2014

New release at A Random Fan

Sherry has done it again! Have a look at this amazing Rubber Stamp, now available for purchase, and, I might say, just in time for those Christmas cards that are needing to be made. Pop on over to A Random Fan blog (there is a link on the sidebar) and grab yourself an amazing image.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Another MDS Layout

This week over at Stampin Royalty. we have another colour challenge for you to play along with. 
Looking at the colour this week, it was a pretty easy choice of project for me. I have been having a lot of fun using the My Design Studio from Stampin Up. It is incredibly easy to use, even on my iMac. Even better still, this was an 8x8 template. All I had to do was change the colours to suit and add my stamps and photos. Done....

Here are the colours that you need to incorporate into your project.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Happy Birthday Blossoms

Here is my card I made this morning for the challenge over at Freshly made Sketches this week! I really love the clean lines of their sketches. I have used Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive and Whisper white for the card and Stippled Blossoms is the stamp set. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Brights Challenge

Everyone probably knows that colours affect your mood.  At ARF, our characters are always happy so we want to  make our challenge #14 theme Bright Colours to bring the happy feelings. Over at A Random Fan this week, we have a brights Challenge for you to play with! Create a project using a random Fan image to be in the running for some great prizes. My image this week, is called Soul Sister.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Black and White with a pop

This week over at STAMPIN ROYALTY we have a challenge for you with the theme Black and White with a POP of colour. I thought for this project I would use the new My Design Studio template called Annual Report. So I didn't fill in all the details on the front page because, well, the year isn't quite over as yet! But I just wanted to have a little play to see what I could do with it. I must admit, that using My Design Studio, makes changing templates extremely easy to do.

So, head on over to Stampin royalty and check out what the other girls have come up with.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Another Copic Marker page

This week over at A Random Fan, we have an ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE. I love these challenges, because it means I can show you yet another page of my Copic Binder book that I am working on. So here is the page I finished for this challenge.


I will be using these pages for the card and projects I am making. I have a section to practise my colouring, (using a Random Fan Digi, of course), a space for the markers I use, a tiny place for the card stock and finally an area that I can draw a little sketch. If you look at the card in the post below this one, you will see where the card, colours, image and sketch came from! So that's pretty much it!
Pop on over to the random fan site, and check out the other amazing creations.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Morning Sunshine

Just have a look at this amazing image from Sherry this week called Morning Sunshine!
This is a rubber stamp from  A Random Fan
And is only available for a short time only! Pop on over and grab yourself this amazing stamp. While you're having a look at Sherry's awesome images, have a look at what Laura and Jen have created with the same stamp. They are so very talented.

Monday, July 28, 2014


Wow, it has been so long since I have participated in a challenge. And, when I say a long time, I'm talking months and months.

I saw this sketch this morning from the paper players and decided that I would make a card using the new Flower Patch stamp set from Stampin Up.

The colours I have used are - Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Pistachio Pudding and Old Olive. Along with Whisper white and a few scattered pearls.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Just for you

Here is the card I have made for the Stampin Royalty picture challenge this week. I was busting to use my newest stamp set called Work of Art from Stampin Up, and I am loving it. Here is the picture below that was my inspiration.

I am quite sure I am going to be using this stamp set for quite a while.
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Work Of Art Clear-Mount Stamp Set134114

Painted swatches, swaths, and shapes make up the bulk of this clear mount set as you decide which strokes are right for your project when you need just one more element in the background. Set Quantity: 11. First appeared in 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.