23 March 2013

Paper smoochesSparks challenge cool shades 18-24th march

This week at Paper smooches SPARKS challenge is ..........

And the cool shades we were given were.........

So with these colours in mind i grabbed my paper smooches stamp sets and set to work!

Here is what i came up with.......

I used a bunch of Paper Smooches products to create this card. i started with the new AWESOME wise dies! i used Duo Die 3 to create the frame ,then stamped the scene with Zoo Crew,Surf and Turf and Metropolis. then layered the frame i cut out to give some depth.
I then took a my favourite things arrow die and cut a window in my card to create my sentiment.
I used Paper smooches Good Jab and Alphadot stamp set to make the sentiment.
I just felt doing this gave a little more dimension to the card.
And of course i coloured with copic markers :)

If you would like to join in the fun and have a go, head over to Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge and have a go!

Tara :)

18 March 2013

A quick St Patricks day card.

Happy St Patricks Day everyone!!
As it is St paddies day i thought i would share a quick card i made up using some TAWSstamps/
I really do not have many stamps that fit in with the theme but one of my TAWS sets called Cover Ups had a cute heart stamp i could use for a clover!

I simply just stamped the heart 4 times then used one of the sentiments as the stalk! added a bit of glitter glue and some twine, rounded the bottom corner and i was done.
It only took a few mins and looked quite effective :)

What are you doing on St Patricks Day???
Im spending mine with family :)

Tara :)

14 March 2013

a zombie killer....plants Vs zombies style!

Hello there everyone,
Easter is upon us, and once again in my nail polish group we are doing Secret Bunny. last time it was Secret Santa and i make a giant polish bottle from felt, but this time i happened to get one of my good Polish friends and she is a HUGE zombie fan. One of her Fav things is a PC game called Plants Vs Zombies, so i HAD to sew her a character from the game.
After scouring the internet i found THIS great pattern from etsy. it is a pattern to make a felt peashooter from the game.

So i started out by cutting all my pattern with my Fiskars scissors( my paper cutting ones)

Then i cut out my pattern in felt with my Fiskars "fabric cutting" scissors. i have a different set of Fiskars scissors for all types of cutting so as to not blunt my scissors.

Once all cut out and with help from my Fiskars 12 in 1 multi sewing tool i started to sew up my peashooter as per the pattern instructed.
Here is the finished peashooter.
P1040300 (Medium)

P1040304 (Medium)

i think he turned out really well! And im sure my secret bunny will love him.....now to work out how to post him to queensland!!!

Tara :)

07 March 2013

a Deep ocean card

Hello everyone!
Today i have a little fun card to share with you of a cute underwater themed card.
I was going ot enter a challenge and it involved the use of neon colours. so i took out some stamps i have by The Alley Way stamps and made a little deep under water scene, but i needed some seaweed, so out came my Fiskars grass border punch and i cut and layered some grass to re create seaweed!
it does ont look too bad :)

I love how the seaweed and the sea creatures, which i cut out using my Fiskars fingertip knife, really pop with the black background!
Have you tried YOUR Fiskars tools for something other what they were intended for??
Tara :)