28 November 2011

moxie fab world tuesday trigger - red and rustic

Here is the Tuesday trigger above if you want to play along click here.

Here is my card....

The striped papers reminded me of the cushions on the trigger and who would not want to sit on those cushions and eat choccies!!!
Tara :)

25 November 2011

Lily pad cards sketch challenge

Lily pad cards have their sketch challenge here at the moment. i decided to join and create a card for this challenge.
here is the sketch......

and here is my card....

I have used Fiskars cling stamps for the banana and the sentiment, my Fiskars med circle squeeze punch and fiskars border punch called apron lace for the "ribbon" i colored with copics and embossed the sentiment with white. as i did not have yellow embossing powder i used my y08 copic marker to carefully color in the word banana so it was seen better.
Tara :)

paper smooches are having their blog hop....

Paper smooches are having their blog hop today! you can check out the December new releases and get a chance to win the 3 sets that are getting released! YEAH....plus new chubby chums! yeah..again!

24 November 2011

Lawnscaping challenge #22 Photo inspiration... Zoe's turn!

zoe has just finished her card for the lawnscaping challenge. just in case you did not see the last post here it is...
and the link is here.
Zoe has gone over and beyond with her card... now you have to remember Zoe is only 10 years old and has irlen syndrome so her colours and art is not always perfect cause she sees double when not wearing her special glasses. but i am SOOOOO proud of her. Not only did she make a card she also make a background for me to photograph it with!!!

zoe has used critters in the forest, fiskars leaf punches and upper crest border punch, My Favorite Things die namics branches  and coloured with pencils and gamsol.

here is a close up of her background

Zoe, you are a clever little girl!
Mum xx

Lawnscaping challenge #22 Photo inspiration

Hello there! Once again it is the lawnscaping challenge. this time it was a photo inspiration challenge.
I can just smell the apple pie and cinnamon!
So with those colours in mind i created this card.
I have used Lawn fawn happy Halloween for the tree and leaves,then to get the sentiment i have used Jessie's abc's for 'falling' then masked off the words 'for' and 'you' on 2 stamps from many thanks set to get my final 2 words. a bit of distress stickles on the leaves and done!
Now while i have been making this card. my daughter Zoe has got a bee in her bonnett that she can win lawnscaping challenge this week! so stay tuned for her card. meanwhile here is the mess she has made on my dining room table!!! I cannot believe she has got the gamsol out and is blending her picture!!! she so takes after her mum!!!!

23 November 2011

Mad for markers...anything goes challenge

So i thought i would kill 2 birds with one stone today, make a card for a friend who has just had a baby girl and also make the card for the anything goes challenge on mad for markers challenge blog .

Here is my card. simple but effective i think!
I used the greeting farm onesies clear stamps. it is the boy set but i had a little crown from an old pink cat studio set to make it a little girly. the sentiment is from lawn fawn.
I coloured the onesie with R81,R83,R85,R59,Y15 and Y17. the little buttons on the bottom were highlighted with atyou spica glitter pen gold and a few gems to ad that little bit of bling. a ribbon and there you have it!!!
Tara :)

Paper smooches sparks challenge November 17th-30th

Hello there! Once again it is time for the paper smooches sparks challenge.

If you have not joined in before here is the link for this weeks challenge.

The inspiration for the challenge was this lovely pic from etsy.

don't you love the colors!!!!
so i thought i would use a great Hero arts background stamp with my Chubby chums paper smooches stamps. I was a little limited with options as i only own 2 sets of their stamps so far. it is a long battle to justify buying MORE stamps to rob!!! but i am working on it!!!!
So with my card i stamped the background embossed it with gold embossing and them used several distress inks to blend onto the card. pumice stome,shabby shutters and broken china. a spritz of perfect pearl spray and i was happy....well almost! the gold was a bit too bright so i took my iron and a bit of kitchen paper and took the embossing ink off. i was then just left with the brown ink i used to start with a little fleck of gold. much better!
i colored in my owl with copics and cut him out. then with my Fiskars everywhere punch i punched a hole for my owl. I die cut a vintage scroll flourish from My Favorite Things dies and sat the owl on it with a bit of 3D foam. i cut another flourish and cut out the bit to match the outside of the card. Stamped Woohoo! with ink went over it with quickie glue pen and a bit of glitter.
Here is the finished card.

Tara :)

21 November 2011

Jay Gee's Nook challenge #13

Today i finally finished Jay Gee's Nook challenge #13. using holiday stamps in a non holiday card.
I had to have a long hard think about this cause i do not really have many "holiday"stamps. i tend to buy stamps that i can use for most occasions.

So I decided to use Lawn Fawn cozy Xmas stamp set
Here is the card.

I tried to create a party scene rather than a Christmas one. so the milk became beer and the cookies became cakes and the little flame is just a little creatures now. I also used Lawn fawn quinn's abc's.

If you would like to have a go at this challenge you can check it out Here.

Tara :)

20 November 2011

Need Icicles????

Hello there everyone!
Today i am here to share with you a neat little trick with the Fiskars grass border punch.
Did you know that if you use it upside down you have your very own icicles to use on your cards!
Here is a card i have made using the Fiskars grass border punch for just that purpose...Icicles.
P1000873 (Medium)
As you can see i have made some pretty silver icicles on the bottom of my card.
I have also used my Fiskars snow bubbles border and corner punch, and i have also made some glitter ric rak by punching with the fiskars scalloped border punch, trimming my paper close to the scallop and punching again slightly off centre to get the ric rak effect. Then i ran it through my Xyron 150 to get it sticky, glittered it and ran it through again to get sticky glitter ric rak.
The winter wonderland stamp is also a Fiskars simple stick stamp i got from America and the image is from My favorite things.
I hope this little trick helps you our in your christmas card making.

Tara :)

moxie fab world tuesday trigger

I know it is not fall here in australia but tuesday trigger in moxie fab world is from the USA so we just have to go along with it!
Here is the pic(trigger)
And here is my card.

You can check out the link Here.

Tara :)

19 November 2011

Yeah! i was on fawny flickr friday!!!

How excited was i to see my card on the lawn fawn flickr friday!
check it out here! im the last card on the post
Tara :)

15 November 2011

Lawnscaping challenge #21 thanks...

So this week the Lawnscaping challenge blog has a thanks challenge. you can check it out Here.
Thank you cards i think are the easiest to make but surprise,surprise, i got a brain freeze when i sat down to make this card. so i read a few copies of papercrafts again, then finally set to work!

Here is what i came up with.

I used my favorite things rainbow die, and clouds die, Lawn Fawn many thanks stamp set, and the smile from sophies sentiments. My Fiskars notebook border punch and papers by imaginse.
Tara :)

14 November 2011

Starting to get ready for xmas

I have finally started to make christmas cards for this year. slack...yes... i know but i HAVE started!
This first card i am sharing with you is a little different in the fact i made the embossing with my Fiskars border punch. and no not the ones that have the embossing on them!
I created my own embossing "folder" as such by punching 3 squares of thin card with the fiskars border and corner punch called snow bubbles.
Then i glued them together lining them up as i did this.

Once i had done this i used my cuttlebug to run it through with the card i needed to emboss.
To do this you need the following "sandwich" A plate - B Plate - a bit of kraft board or thin chip board - silicone mat - piece of paper or card you want to emboss - embossing folder"you made - B Plate.
You may need to adjust the thin chipboard or kraft card depending to your cuttle bug, no 2 ever seem to be the same!
Run it through your cuttlebug and presto! your card is embossed like your punch!
The results vary depending on how many layers you use to make your "folder" to emboss with.
Here is the finished result.

 I used a fishbowl image off the internet, Paper smooches surf and turf, and Lawn fawn banneriffic set. I made the sentiment by inking single letters off several lawn fawn stamp sets to create the words i needed.
Then i coloured with copic markers.

Tara :)

12 November 2011

The Never ending card

I made this card when i saw the great video about the never ending card. i thought it would be great for the kids in zoes class to make for Christmas as i am doing Xmas craft this year at school.
All you need is 4 bits of 10cm x 20cm card cut exactly, some glue a bone folder, paper and embellishments to decorate.
Here is my finished card.
                                         The front
                                         2nd side
                                         3rd side
                                         4th side
                           and back to the beginning
Cool idea huh?
If you would like to check out the video on how to make this card you can find it Here

11 November 2011

Paper smooches sparks challenge nov 3-16

The Challenge this week is quite intresting......
The pin art pic really had me stumped for a while!
here is the inspiration.
and after a bunch of thinking, some sticky back canvas,tim holtz distress stains and of course paper smooches stamp i came up with this........

The little prawn at the end has been flocked and glitter stripes on him. and the sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder.(stamp hero arts)
So if you would like to enter the challenge you can do so here.
Tara :)