Wednesday, 30 September 2009

One Eyed Pretty Monster Card and Treat Bag

I have been making some small treat bags for Halloween with matching cards. I have been asked how I make my treat bags. So I thought I would show a set I have made and then a small tutorial on how I make the bags.

One Eyed Pretty Monster

I cut the eye out with nestabilities . And put a 3-d tab to raise the eyebrow off the card .I embossed the mouth on the card and bag so it would have some depth to it.
I used my zigzag scissors to cut the hair out .

The bow is a die from my daughters Cuttlekids set.

Box Tutorial

Items used:
5x10 inch piece of cardstock or paper
Glue or sticky tape
Hole punch
Score board (if you have one)

I know my pictures are not very good...but I thought
I would try and show how I make my boxes.

I dont have a score board , so I have drawn the lines on the paper to show
you and marked it off so you could see the measurements.

The cardstock is 5x10
and then I marked a 1 inch line on each side , and in the middle
I have marked 4.5 and 5.5 inch mark .
These are the lines you will score on .

After I have scored all lines and I cut the middle 2 flaps ,
this helps support the bottom of the bag. I fold up the one end
and tape it to the 2 flaps for the base.

And then I fold up the last side and tape it in place.
You can adjust them how you like .
After all of that I punch 2 small holes on the side and
put my twine thru and tie knots into it .

Let me know what you think and
thank you for looking :)

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Wow , am all excited !!

I have been sick the last couple of weeks. And not posted anything :(
And I found out tonight I won last weeks challenge over at SophistiCat Challenge
I am all excited ...I have not won one before!!

Thank you again :)

I have some pretty things I am gonna post tomorrow :)
Have a good night .


Tuesday, 22 September 2009

SophistiCat Challenge and More

Sorry I have not posted anything for a few days, I have been so sick :(
Sneezeing left and right , it was horrible. Then on top of it I
had a pinched nerve in my neck
and couldnt do anything .
Well I am feeling a bit better lol . I did manage to make a few things.
Couldnt handle just laying around .

So this week over at SophistiCat Challenge , the challenge is a sketch set by Karen,
andon top of that ,NO STAMPS !!
I was like omg lol when I read that haha .
No stamps ..what was I going to do .
So I rumaged through my stash and remebered I had some
really pretty decoupaged images a
friend had given to me . And thought they would be pretty to use.

I took the lightest pink card and ran it thru my Bigshot machine useing a texture plate .
Thought the pinstripe effect would be pretty and
would add some demension and depth to it .

Items used:
White ,olive,darkpink and light pink cardstock
Ribbon and gems from stash
Decoupaged image from friend:)
Texture plate

Wanna say thanks for all the wonderful comments left . Am trying to get around to everyones blog.

This is a Birthday card and candle set I made for a friends birthday .

Love these stamps by TGF :) The card has a background scene that is a
digital stamp by Dustin Pike
It is one of his freebies. He does freebies every Wednesday I think .
So the card has the background scene and I tried to tie the candle into it
by having the pirate on land with a
treasure chest :)

Items used :
White,red and glitter black cardstock
Papers by DCWV
Gromlets from stash
Light blue glitter glue

Matey from TGF
I used Whisper Strokes markers as
watercolour on the image ,
and added some Sakura black
glaze to the boots ,
and white glaze to the hat .
I also did the hat 3-d so it would
be raised off the card .


This is an altered art project I made useing
"Janes Halloween Candy Container tutorial" over at
Midnight Madness
If you click the link it will take you straight to the post .

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by ,

I am gonna rest now :)

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Am thrilled to bits :)

I have just found out I won some candy from
the wonderful Jude over
at Crafts International

The above image is what I will receive :)
There are stamps and awesome pre coloured images from Little Claire Designs ...really
like it when I dont have
to colour hehe.

Also I would just like to remind people about Judes Alzheimers appeal. All of the candy she is doing is to raise awarness for this cause :)
If you click the pic in my sidebar it will take you straight to her post on it :)

Thank you again Jude :)


Tuesday, 15 September 2009

"A Perfect Day" SophistiCat Challenge


Today, I made this pocket card and note card set for the challenge
over at SophistiCat Challenge Blog . The challenge this week is set by Lyn,
to "make something that can hold something" .
Your colours ,your way.

If you have not been to thier blog yet, you really should check it out.
Some very talented crafters over there :)

So onto my card now :)

A Perfect Day

I wasnt sure about useing these colours together .
So in that was a challenge for me . I had bought the
Laura Ashley Flocked papers awhile back and
thought they were really pretty ...and they have
sat and sat and sat in my desk lol .
Didnt have anything to use them on :(

This is one of the note cards . The image matches the
image on the front of the card.
I used Chalk inks to do the flower image .
And the same colour around the trim of the note card.
I tried to do a sentiment in the same colour as the flowers but it just didnt turn out right, it kept smearing . So I ended up useing black ink.

Inside of the card . I used the Martha Stewart border
punch again and inked it with the same
chalk ink as on the note cards. And added some little flower brads to
the sides to hold them together .

Used some lace to finish the card off .

Items used :
White and chocolate cardstock
Green paper by DCWV
Flocked paper by Laura Ashley
Laceand brads from stash

Papermania free Stamp :
I used Chalk Box inks on it .

Sentiment from same set .

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 14 September 2009

"My Sprout "Masquerade Halloween card

This the card I have made useing the image
I drew for the contest at TGF for "Design My Sprout"

The Challenge ends on the 24th of Sept.

The winner will recieve their sprout , and 3 single stamps :)


I redrew her to scale and coloured her in. Excuse my
colouring the paper isnt the right
type t0 use markers on. And it is a pencil drawing .
This is just to show
how she could look :) I was trying for a look that could be used
on prom, costume parties ,
dance cards or other occassions.

Original image

Also Thank You to all who have left me comments about what type of markers to get :)
I still have some thinking to do as to cost and things like that, but will let you know as soon as I decide :)

Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Copics or Promarkers ?

Am just trying to find out what people prefer to use. Copics or Promarkers ?And if Copics what kind?...Cause there are sketch and ciao and normal lol . What are the advantages or dis-advantages of useing Copics or Promarkers ? Do you need a certain type of paper or ink to stamp with before useing them ?
Is there any difference at all between them other than colours and branding name ?

I am wanting to buy a set of markers . But its very confuseing :(

At the moment I use Whisper Strokes markers with a waterbrush . And watercolour paper for my images stamped with Stazon ink .

Thank you for helping me :)

Friday, 11 September 2009

Lilac,Purple, and Grey Challenge

This is the card I have made for the challenge over at Creative Inspirations Blog
The Theme for challenge 16 is Lilac,Purple, and Grey .

I had some problems doing this challenge , none of the papers
I have seemed to work together :( Also I dont make
a lot of purple themed cards .
And I had done a couple
of layouts and went with this one .

It turned out better than I thought
it was going to.

And the colour combo is really pretty :)

So here is my card :

Items used :
Lilac Cardstock
Papers by Papermania and Laura Ashley
Brads and raffia from stash
Martha Stewart border punch

Rain, Snow, Shine from TGF
I used Whisper strokes markers as watercolour on her .
Then added a bit of Sakura purple Stardust pen to the eyes and sunglasses for sparkle :)

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Glitter, Card and Contest

So what do I have for you today?
Over on my digiscrap blog, I have made a set of Glitters called Pumpkin Patch .
They are dark rich browns,greens and oranges . If anyone is interested ,
there is a link on my left sidebar , or you can find them here
Dont forget to look at the other free digi stuff as well :)



I thought I had posted this card a while back... but got to
looking thru and found that
I had not posted it :(
This was probably one of my favorite cards for the summer to make .
I love the colors and the texture of the papers and how it
looks all ruffely at the bottom lol . Plus the image is super cute.

Fartsy artys photo to show the glitter on the dress .

Items used :
White cardstock
Papers by DCWV
Martha Stewart border punch
Flowers, brad and glitter from stash

Stamp :
Sing Anya by TGF
I used Whipser Strokes markers as watercolour on her, then took
a Sakura orange stardust pen and used it with my waterbrush
to go over the clothes to add
some soft glitter to it .



Over at The Greeting Farm , they have a contest open til Thursday 24th of Sept.
Titled "Design My Sprout" .
They have a template for you to go on as well, you can do whatever you want to the image .
The winner will get thier sprout plus a free months shipping , and you will also receive 3 free stamp singles of your choice

So here is my drawing. She is called Masquerade !

Isnt she pretty . I think it would make an awesome stamp.
For those hen, and costume nights! hehe.
So many options.

Am not the best drawer in the world but I think I did alright :)

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 7 September 2009

Alzheimers appeal and Birthday cards

Jude is asking for help gathering cards or
other craft goods to raise money for Alzheimers.
If you can help out please click on the picture in my
sidebar, it will take you right to her post on it :)


Spacerific Birthday

This is the birthday card I made for my son's 11 birthday
which is today (Happy birthday Derek )
My son is into Dr. Who and aliens and space ships ,
so I thought this card would
be spacerific hehe.

The image spins , so have added both sides to show .

Items used :
White,blue cardstock
Papers by DCWV
Sizzix texture plate
Ribbon from stash

The image are some super cool clear space stickers my sister
sent me awhile back .
Sorry I dont remeber who they are by :(


Anya Birthday

And this card, last but not least, is of Anya Hippy . Isnt she a cutie !?!
I so like how I can do lots of stuff with her.
I'm not used to makeing big bows on cards , so this was good practise :)
Also got to use my
birthday texture plate by Sizzix.

Items used:
Brown ,white cardstock
Papers by Papermania
Sizzix Texture plate
Martha Stewart border punch
Ribbon and glitter from stash

Anya Hippy from TGF
I coloured her in useing Whisper Strokes
markers as watercolour and
decoupaged her clothes .

Thanks for looking and
please check out Jude's blog.


Saturday, 5 September 2009

Spooktacular Halloween cards

Ooo the kids are back in school. And I have some time again to craft :)

Today I have made a couple Halloween cards.
The 1st is for the challenge over at
The Greeting Farm for Farm Fresh Fridays .
The challenge this week is titled "Its what inside that counts"
And the prize is the new Wild Sprouts stamps:
Hugh, Dahlia and Savannah!!!
These stamps are sooo cute.

So here is my card .

Spooktacular Halloween

The image spins so I have showed a picture of both sides :)

The inside of the card.
I am not good with the inside of cards .
I really need to do this more, had a lot of fun createing this card .
My son told me it needed something lol,
and he told me to add some orange ribbon ,
so I did :)

Items used :
Purple lime green, orange and black cardstock
I have no idea who the paper is from , sorry :(
Sizzix Texture plate
Martha Stewart border punch
Black and orange ribbon from stash
Beads from stash

Stamp and sentiment:
Spooktacular from TGF
I coloured her in useing Whisper Strokes markers as watercolour.
Then added glitter to her eyes hair and clothes.


Halloween Spooktacular2
The second card I made was for fun . Practise really lol .
I really like how the image spins ,
so I wanted to make another card.

Front of image

Back image

Items used :
Orange ,limegreen, 2 different purples cardstock
Sizzix Texture plate
Ribbon, glitter and beads from stash
Paper ..I have no idea have had it that long :(

Stamp and sentimet :
Spooktacular from TGF

I used Whisper Strokes markers as water colour on the image ,
then added glitter to the
eyes ,hair and dress .

Thank you for looking .