Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sweet Inspiration - Warning inspiration overload (AKA looooong post)


I am so glad my computer is back online.

While it was down I got to do some creating, especially for Lauren's My Timeless Templates challenge and the challenge over on the Winter Wonderland blog. I have a ton of pictures so I'm going to dive right in.

First up, I used the My stocking stuffer template a FREE download , I reduced the template to a quarter of the size and printed it out onto my card stock. I wanted it this small as I want to be able to hang them on a small centerpiece tree. I will then place a Lindt Truffle inside to give to each guest on their departure. I got my inspiration from these Lindt truffles:

Here's my mini stocking

I used a snowflake stamp to make the snowflake accent paper.

Next up I used the Pretty Petals Template and took my inspiration from the good old candy cane. I came up with this:

Pretty straight forward, kept it plain and simple, but feel it came out well.

Third and lastly I used the Milk made template in both the large and petite versions and was inspired by this lollipop

 First the larger version. I used Dustin Pike digi stamps and although you can't see from the pics I stamped a snowflake pattern on the blue card stock.


Secondly the petite version.This is also a digi stamp, I forget now who it is from. I used my scalloped scissors to cut the roof tiles and the snow is textured paint I painted on.

The two together to get a size comparisson.

And finally the whole lot together.

Thanks for looking

Friday, September 25, 2009

S O S - Itty Bitty Halloween treat


SCS has a great Limited supplies challenge this week - to make something incorporating something with an S, something with an O and something with an S - S O S.

I must admit it did take some thinking. This was super easy and super fast to put together and I think I am going to make them to hand out to both my sons classmates. I just love the new Ladybug from Pink Cat Studios and they have a Halloween version, so I used her.

The little "sack" holding the sweets is some netting I found at a packaging store a while back. I just cut off a length added the sweets in the center, lifted the corners to make the "sack" and tied it off with some ribbon.

Isn't she the cutest? I just had to add some close ups. I'm so glad that the sparkles on the head band  and wings showed up.

Oh and by the way my SOS is:
S - square
O - orange bucket and sweets that are round
S - stitching (faux)


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Itty Bitty Ladybug


Project Tuesday has a challenge to create a bag in a box. (You can find the tutorial here). Pink Cat Studios has just opened a digital stamp store online - check it out here. They have the cutest stamps!

OK, so I have to admit that my inspiration for this bag in a box came from this idea on Lauren Meaders' blog.


I used a new digital stamp from  Pink Cat and colored her in with my copics. The bag on the box was made using Bazzil Bling card and I free hand cut the "wings" and punched the spots. You can't see properly in the picture but the antennae and flower have res glitter on them and the antennae brads and little flowers. I used a bull dog clip to close my bag and tied several ribbon around the clip handle. You get a Halloween version of the ladybug and this would make a great Trick or treat box- don't you think?

Here's a close up of the clip.

Here's a close of the lady bug- isn't she adorable?


Have a great day.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rudolph the (glitter) nose reindeer!


I just adore this digi stamp by DZ Doodles. If you head over to Paper Craft Planet(PCP)  and sign up on the DZ Doodle group you get this guy plus other digi stamps for FREE.

They are also having a sketch challenge over at DZ Doodles group on PCP and this is my take on the challenge. It also qualifies for the Pile it on challenge to use punches and the color challenge on Stampin' with Di's blog.

I used BoBunny DP for the background and Basic Grey DP for the red background. The scallop is a punch out of white card stock which I distressed with ice blue from Color Box. I used red glitter for Rudolphs' nose and used white texture paint for the "snow" and the fur on Rudi's hat. The snowflakes are a punch from Carla Crafts and I used a glittery brad for the center. The ribbon is from American Crafts. Rudi is colored with copics.

Here are some close ups.

I'm off to make something else using my FREE digi's.

Hope you have a fab day.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

1st Birthday


Just a quick post as I am off to a first birthday party. I used the sketch over at Crazy for Challenges.

Here's the card I made.

Hope you have a blessed Sunday.

Friday, September 18, 2009

!!! Spooktacular !!!

Spooky Greetings

I have managed to combine 3 challenges into one-WOOT WOOT!
1. Limited supplies on SCS Spooky Colors
2. The Fresh Batch SASSC33 Sketch
3. Copic Buzz Black and grey Challenge

So it's my first attempt at using black and grey copics in any serious way, so I still have a way to go, but I did enjoy doing this card. I got the image as a freebie from Sassy Studio Designs  on the Copic Buzz Blog.

I generated the spooktacular wording in Word and printed it onto my card stock.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

A moment in time


This is a scrap page inspired by this weeks Ways to Use it challenge on SCS.


Remember that date! Birthday Book Challenge


Project Tuesday is having a challenge this week to make a birthday book and as I am always undecided when it comes to colors I used the color combinations challenge on SCS to inspire my color scheme.

So OK my take for the Project Tuesday challenge is not exactly a book but it still holds the template they gave as well as tags ready to be used on gifts.

Here's my take.
Below you can see that the inside has two pockets one with the tags and one with the months. 

I made individual "tags" of the months, so they can be slipped out individually. January can go behind December once the month is over and so forth, so that the current month is always in the front of the pocket to remind us of that months birthdays.

The happy birthday words behind the stamp was generated in word and printed onto the cardstock and then punched out. The stamp is a digi stamp from Softpencil I also used Techique Tuesday stamps for the background swirl ad copics to color the stamps.

Hope you have a blessed day.

Crafting Hugs

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Christmas - All boxed up

In getting ready for Christmas one of my aims is to be organized this year- hence this idea. Using the "All boxed up" template from PTI. I decided to turn it into a holder for Christmas cards, tags and a mailing list.
When open it has two pockets, one with the tags, which has a mailing list next to it ...

and one with the cards.
All images used are from  Dustin Pike (P.S. he is having a fab sale at the moment) which I colored using copics. Here is a look at the tags out of their pocket (a bit of a shiny pic- sorry).

This is what the cards look like.
I kept them very simple ( when I colored these I had just started using copics and only had a few) and I am thinking of making some of these as gifts but will try out other images as well.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

C4C2 and Winter Wonderland Challenge post

Hi Everyone

My take on the challenges over at Crazy for Challenges and Winter Wonderland Blogs. I used BoBunny stamps and papers, the word stamp I can't remember who the manufacturer is as I took it out its sleeve to file in my clear stamp file (not so bright right!). Used my copics to color Santa and versamark inks to ink around the edges.

Thanks for taking the time to visit.

Crafting Hugs

Saturday, September 12, 2009

One of my fav color combos

Hi everyone, welcome.
I was inspired for this next project both by Lauren's Saturday Challenge and the Inspiration challenge on SCS. For Inspiration challenge I got my mojo from a girl's skirt found here . Lauren's inspiration was a picture of a bedroom and since I love brown and blue together and they give me such a peaceful feeling, I thought what better color combination to house a pampering gift than this one.

Side view, this box just came together, I started cuting and folding and believe it or not it just happened to be the right height for these Jojoba oil bottles!
Here's a view of the box with the gifts removed. This happens to be a super value gift as I got these on 70% clearance at Crabtree and Evelyn, I love to get goodies on clearance and use them as needed.