Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Cross Card - Happy Easter!

Easter is a very special celebration to my family and I. Our Lord and Saviour is RISEN! What a wonderful thing to rejoice in!! We've had such a special Easter time, together and with extended family, attending church and crafting, making yummy brownie chocolate treats and relaxing with my Hubbie home for a long weekend! I hope that your Easter has been wonderful also!
This is a card I found from the lovely Tami, I cased it but added my own personal touch also! Such a simple gorgeous, card - absolutely perfect! Thanks heaps Tami for the wonderful inspiration!!

Happy Easter everyone!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Just Add Ink #159 - Just Add a BUNNY! (Punch art bunny)

BUNNIES!!! Oh BuNNIES!!! They are my favourite little pet, so, SO CUTE!!!
Now over the last few days the children and I have been making some Punch art bunnies (and chicks and lambs.) I think that my treasures have done a SUPER JOB and so I'm entering them into the JAI challenge!
Here is Sophia's girl bunny
Hannah's teenage girl bunny with her baby sister
  and Zeke's boy bunny complete with carrot!

They've also made LOADS of little bunny friends all of which have names:
 Banana, Mushroom, Lilly
Pea, Mango and Bubblegum!

There has been little bits of sticky strip and dimensional rubbish ALL OVER THE HOUSE but my wonderful children have had sooo much fun!! :) I love to see them happily creating! All bunnies were made with the scallop die, scallop oval punch, build a flower petal punch, assorted circle punches and the heart punch.
Thanks for popping by,

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Just Add Ink Scrap #15 - Chalkboard technique and a sketch


I really like joining in on the JAI scrapping challenges that they hold every month! It's a great way to push me into doing at least one page a month which with 5 little treasures is a pretty fabbo thing to get done!!
For this month it is a sketch challenge.

As I'm going off on the whole "chalkboard" technique I wanted to make a page and show the 3 different ways I've found you can achieve this look.

1) You can either use white embossing powder like my Title "school"
2) Use a water-colour pencil and write directly onto the page or
3) Stamp with the white craft ink pad
Which is also the pad you use to sponge on the dusty chalkboard look!
This page is about my home schooled children, all there together, learning and growing and loving each other! You can see each of them, Sophia is holding Sapphire and those sweet little hands are Esther's! (this is the original, it cut some of Hannah and Esther off)
I'm super happy actually how this page turned out and found the sketch really cool!!


You'll note that there is a non stampin' up product in there, that ABC tape! I had to add this, love the alphabet and the fact that all my treasure's initials are covered in the letters. The DSP used is the Story time and the chair stamp is actually a retired set.
Well do check out the other great pages!! Thanks for popping in on mine!

Easter gift baskets and boxes with the Petal Cone Die

If you don't already have the Petal Cone Die then I think it needs to jump to the top of your Wish list!! It's such an amazingly versatile die!!! The things you can do with it, just go to Pinterest for a start!!!!
I went searching for a cute, fun gift box for my Perfectly Rustic's Team members for Easter and came up with THIS great you-tube video!
Here is my take on what the lovely Jill showed there:

I'm also in the process of making some carrots and the middle size basket! Such a wonderful craft for this Easter time.
I've also found THESE and ran with the idea for a craft with my children. They are HEAPS easy to make with just a few punches and the scallop circle die and loads of fun when you see their cutie faces!!!

I even made some mini one's ready for my tags for order's this month right before Easter!! SWEET!
I think the Rabbit is my favourite, most likely cause bunnies are one of my all time fav animals!!

Hope you're getting time to make some Easter goodies, see you soon with my scrapbook page....

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Paper Dolls stamp Club {March 2013} - Chalkboard technique

You may have seen it, in fact I'm sure you have..... that is the very popular Chalkboard Technique!!
Ohhhh how I love this technique, it really is very effective and very cool.... and..... well no wonder everyone wants to do it!! SO super easy!!!
For this month at my Paper Dolls stamp club I demonstrated these two cards. This first one I actually cased from the "stampin up lady" herself... Shelli!!! HERE. It's using the new Sale-a-bration set Vintage Verses.

There are a few different ways of doing the chalkboard tech, I prefer using white embossing powder and a white craft ink pad for the "rubbings out"

You can also colour the embossing with water colour pencils to make it look like the coloured chalk signs you see in cafes and the like! My wonderful girls loved this look and are keen to try it again themselves!

Have you given this groovy new technique a whirl?? What way do you like best??
Be back again soon with a scrapbook page I've done with my new found FAVOURITE technique!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spot that Stamp Set-still addINKtive challenge

Spot that Stamp Set is the theme for the latest still addINKtive challenge blog and I was thrilled when I saw what stamp sets were in the spotlight as I just got my hands on the very lovely, much sort after combo Hearts a Flutter!! With the current rage being "chalkboard" I looked up a few tut's on the web and decided to give this fun looking technique a whirl!
SOOOO LOVE THE CHALKBOARD!!! Every day I enjoy greatly writing on our homeschool chalk board the date or something interesting for the children, so to do this on a card... well....I have to say that this really is a very fun, fabulous and sooo perfectly up my alley kind of technique!!
One of the reason's this set made it to the top of my wish list was the sample of it on page 11 in the Seasonal Mini. The cute little chalkboard frame gift idea! So with that as my inspiration I made this card.

I used the Framed Tulips boarder embossing folder for my "frame" then the chalkboard tech in the center, white water colour pencil in my handwriting for Dear Friend and Craft White ink pad sponged on to make it look like the rubbed out bits. The rest was done using the framelits and stamp set!
What do you think??? Have you tried this cool technique yet??
Make sure you pop on over to the still addINKtive site and be inspired to do some creating!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

SUO Challenges #65 - Going Green

I have been in need for soo many cards lately! Most of which are birthday cards but in this last week I've needed to make a Thank you, Congratulations and a baby card!
I decided to go with the GREEN theme found over at SUO challenges as the thank you card I was wanting to make is for a guy! It's tricky to know what elements to add to a male card and still make it "blokey" Of course I know the things to AVOID but what still passes on both male and female cards......

Some Faux Suede and tearing?

A button and bakers twine??

Perhaps some spritzing???

Surely some circles and DSP wouldn't hurt either.......

After all it's ALL GREEN!!! Not a girlie colour in sight!! hee hee :)
What do you think? Would you say it's suitable for a guy??

p.s I used Lucky limeade and Always artichoke in various shades either by spritzing, separating the card stock for a lighter colour lime or stamping off! Hope you LIKE!