Saturday, August 22, 2015

Spotlight sale

Spotlight had a 30% off sale recently, so of course I had to see what goodies I 'needed', lol. I got some paper pads I've been wanting, some Heidi Swapp Minc Foil, some enamel dots, stamps, ephemera.. Here it is. Can't wait to get creating!

I've been shopping!

I have wanted some of the gorgeous Altenew stamps, and did a Google search & found I got three stamp sets, and some DCWV 6x6 paper pads I've been wanting for a while, but are hard to find. Check out the yumminess!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Been making cards

Just a quick share of this watercolour background card I made using a gold butterfly die cut I received in a swap. I must say I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Lawn Fawn 'Juice box' ink in action

My good friend Renae said she couldn't wait to see what I did with my new 'Juice Box' ink from Lawn Fawn, so I just had to unwrap the little beauty & make something with it. This is using a stamp from Stampin Up! From the 'Seasonally Scattered' stamp set. It's just beautiful and a perfect way to showcase the ink. I used my MISTI tool to stamp the image, as I wanted to put clear embossing powder over the top, so I was able to re-stamp the sentiment in versa mark ink perfectly (LOVE my MISTI!). If you haven't hard of the MISTI you can check it out at but be warned, you will want one! I used the stitched rectangles from lawn fawn to cut around the stamped & heat embossed sentiment. Which I layered on another stitched rectangle die cut. I made a matching layer by simply rubbing the Juice Box ink pad directly onto the card stock around the edges. I used a cuttlebug 'Musical Flourish' embossing folder on the Stampin Up! Whisper white card base for some added interest on this pretty simple card. I then popped up each layer on foam tape & added a few clear sequins to finish off. This card was super quick & fun to make.

Lawn Fawn Haul

Hi everyone! I have a bit of a lawn fawn obsession, and have been buying some more yummy goodies from the most recent release. The lovely Aperial from 'Create by Me Studio' on FB is where I buy all my lawn fawn goodies. Aperial is on a well earned break, so her helper Mel is looking after things. If there is anything you want, Mel is really knowledgeable & helpful and so easy to deal with. Anyhow, I got the 5 new ink colours to complete the set of Lawn Fawn inks I have. The colours fit in really well between the dirty colours of my Distress Inks and the clean bright palette of the Stampin Up! Inks I have.
I also got some super cute mini stamp sets & matching dies. You colour my word, so jelly & treT yourself. Loving these sets!
We LOVE to BBQ, so I count pass up the 'Let's BBQ' stamp set & matching dies. I am thinking this will be good for mini albums, layouts and cards too. I also thought I could do some invites to a BBQ with this set, how fun!
And last, but not least are the word & border dies. I 'died' (pardon the pun! Lol) when I saw the puffy cloud borders and the ocean wave border dies. These will be a staple in creating backgrounds, embossing and scenes. They will layer up really nicely and I can see myself using these a lot. I also grabbed the 'Scripty Congrats' die, love that sentiment. And I couldn't pass up the 'Thinking about you' border. I just love how they stretch across the entire front of a card.
So I hope you enjoyed seeing what I bought, I can't wait to start playing with them! I'll be sure to come back & share some of my creations. Happy scrapping!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Mini waterfall folio

My lovely Hubby organised a day out on Sydney Harbour at Fort Dennison with his Parents for Mothers Day. I wanted to commemorate the day with a mini album for my Mother in Law. I used Ginger Ropp's 'waterfall folio' idea & came up with a larger version to accomodate 6x4 photos. This is what I created.

Ink smooshing

So over this long weekend I wanted to try a new technique called 'ink smooshing'. I believe Laura Bassen (you can find this talented lady on You Tube) coined the phrase. It is a gorgeous way to add watercolour (or in my case, watered down distress ink) to a card, whilst maintaining some control.. I hope you like my first attempt!

Thickers organisation

Thickers... I can never seem to get enough of them! But I have found that over time the packaging rips & the letters end up everywhere! This led me to a mission of finding a better way to sort, store & organise my collection. Who knew there was such a thing as thinkers storage pockets? I was thrilled to find these! I bought mine at (just search for thinkers storage) at $5.95 a pack of 10, they were a great price! I can also highly recommend the communication & service at Papertrendz, well worth checking out!

Card making with Lawn Fawn

I have been having some fun with Lawn Fawn stamps & dies making some cards. As always, I couldn't resist using my wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen to add some sparkle & shine. I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out!