Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Release at Burtonesque Dolls

It's time for some freaky fun over at The Burtonesque Dolls.  This week the dolls are helping to introduce some new designs- The Toxic Kids created by Jordyn Fischer!  This young man has quite the imagination when it comes to unique!  As you can see they fit in perfectly with The Burtonesque Dolls!  I'm sure you will agree that any of these new characters would be perfect in a Burton film. 


I've printed both images onto Express It blender card and coloured with Copics.  All the bits and pieces are from my stash.
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Easter Egg Card-Free Cutting File

Here is the card I made yesterday using a cutting file I designed for a single fold Easter egg card.  The file is in svg, scut2 and pdf format.
The stamp I've used is another of my newly released Platypus Creek digi stamps designed by my daughter.    You may purchase the stamp from my digi website.  Any purchases made on the website will be emailed once payment has been received. 

To download the easter egg card cutting file for free click here.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Burtonesque Dolls Challenge- Make It Burton

Well it's time again for another challenge over at the Burtonesque Dolls.
The challenge this week is very very simple.... Make it a Burton... creepy, crawly, funky, fun, cooky anything Burton. Any theme, any color scheme and any way you can Burtonize your art!

One winner will get the GDT spot for April!! You will get your very own unique button, be part of the team for April, and two free digis from our first release next week!

So what are you waiting for, get cracking or Burton-ing, izing... something... get to creating and having fun!

Here is my DT card for the challenge.

The image I have used is from Tickled Pink Stamps.  The image has been coloured with Copics. The papers are from my stash.  I think the red is Christina Rae, but I'm not sure about the other.  The red flower is one of the new Spellbinder Dies-Rose Creations.   The tiny black roses are from my stash.
Don't forget to head over and check out what the other Dolls have created.
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Blog Giveaway Draw

And the winner is...


Congratulations Cheryl!  You're the lucky winner of my blog giveaway.  Send me an email to collect your prize.
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge

Cheryl over at My Cardmaking Haven is currently having a Christmas card challenge.  The challenge which is open to her followers is to make five Christmas cards.  I promised myself that I would make at least five cards every month so that by Dec 1st this year I would be ready to post my cards.  Well so far, not so good.  I think my total for this year is five or six.  That is until today when I decided to join in on Cheryl's challenge.
I decided to keep my design simple, and used the new Fancy Tags Two Spellbinder Die.  I've stamped and embossed the wording from JustRite Stamps and then layered this onto the tag.  I've added a couple of pearls to finish it.  Pretty simple but I think it looks quite nice.

Here are my five cards.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow evening to find out who has won my blog giveaway.  If you haven't entered yet, all you have to do is become a follower, if you aren't already and leave a comment on the giveaway post.  
Thanks for stopping by today.
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New Digi Release

Finally I'm back after not posting anything for about a week.  I was asked to make a scrapbook as a going away gift.  I received the photos last Saturday and set about the task to make a 20 page album by Wednesday night.  I managed to finish just in time.  I was pleased with the results, but didn't have time to take any photos to share with you.

Here is a card I just made.  The image is Amber, a new Platypus Creek Digi  designed by my daughter Hannah.

The image was printed onto X Press It blender card and coloured with Copics.  I've embossed the cardstock using Daisy Impressabilities from Spellbinder.  The flowers and pearls are from my stash.

You may purchase the digi stamp from my website.  Any purchases made on the website will be emailed once payment has been received.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Pastel Baby Card

I've been getting a lot of use from my Spellbinders Beaded Circle Die lately.  Here is another card I made last night. 

The image is from Sunshine Designs.  I've stamped it onto Express It blender card and coloured it with Copics.  I've added 22 tiny paper daisies around the edge.  Each daisy has a small dot of Enamel Accents in the centre.  The ribbon and lace are from my stash.
I am submitting this to this week's challenge over at
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Another Easter Card

Here is a card I made using another very old Penny Black stamp.

The image has been stamped on Express It blender card with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured with Copics. The flowers, ribbon and egg button are all from my stash.
I'm submitting this to the current challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs where the challenge is to make a project using pastel colours.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Black & White Robin

I managed to get some time in the craft room this morning to make a couple of cards. This is one of them.

The image is from JustRite Stamps - Backyard Birds.  I've stamped the image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and added a little colour to the eggs with Copics.
I've used my Spellbinder die- S4-292 Beaded Circles, threading some ribbon through the smaller one and adding some pearls to the large one.
Not sure who made the dp as it came from my scrap box.

I am entering this into this weeks challenge over at Joans Gardens
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Burtonesque Dolls Challenge- Mars Attacks!

It's time again for another challenge over at The Burtonesque Dolls. The theme this week is "Mars Attacks".  The challenge is to create a project using the film as inspiration and to include the colour green.

I was shopping on Sunday with my daughter, and we came across this ribbon.  I knew it would be perfect for the challenge this week so I had to buy it. I didn't think any further than that, but luckily I had the perfect match of papers in my Bazzill stash.  The card was super quick and easy.  I just cut out a few Spellbinder circles and stuck it all together. 
Be sure to head over to the blog and see what the other Dolls have come up with to inspire you.
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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Happy Egg Day

I was sorting through some old stamps last night and I came across these two. I haven't used them in years, so I thought I would ink them up and make a card.

I know that the wording is from Penny Black and I'm pretty sure the image is as well. Both had been removed from their blocks to save space when we moved back in 2008.  I've stamped the image onto Xpress It blender card and coloured with Copics.  The papers are Bazzill and the ribbon and egg button are from my stash.  

I thought I would submit this card to the following challenges: 
Cute Card Thursday-Signs of Spring
Creative Inspirations-In The Garden
Fab & Funky Challenges-Spring Into Action
Oldie But A Goodie-Spring is in The Air
Incy Wincy Designs-Spring is in The Air

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Blog Giveaway Update

With less than two weeks to go until I draw the winner of my blog giveaway, I've decided to add a couple more items to the prize.  The original prize consisted of the Spellbinder Die and the Sunshine Designs Stamp Set.  I've now added a Set of JustRite Stamps and a couple packs of Artsy Additions paper charms.  To make this an even sweeter prize, if I reach 50 followers by the time of the draw I will add another Sunshine Designs stamp set.

For your chance to win simply become a follower and leave a comment here or on the original giveaway post.  If you are already a follower simple leave a comment on either post.  Good luck!

Thanks to all who participated.  The winner was drawn on March 21st at 6pm Brisbane time.  To see who the luck winner was, click here.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Quick Mother's Day Card

Although Mother's Day is a couple of months away I thought I would get organised and make a couple of cards early this year.  I usually find myself rushing around at the last minute trying to make a card to send my mum in Canada.   This isn't the card I plan to send, but I thought I would share it here with you today.  It was super quick to make.  The stamp is one of the recently released Cling Sets from JustRite Stamps.  I've stamped the image twice with Amethyst Ancient Page.  I've cut out the bit on the end and cloured the bottom image with Tombow.  The little butterfly is a Spellbinder Die.
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Christmas Cards All year Round-March Challenge

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Cards All Year Round.  Since March is the 3rd month, we'll be working in threes! Your cards need 3 patterned papers and 3 brads, eyelets or gems. You may add other embellishments, a sentiment, cardstock, etc as well.

I was having a bit of trouble finding three patterned papers that matched, but I eventually found some scraps of Allison Ellis papers in the bottom of my very large scrap pile.  I made some cards using this paper two years ago, so I thought it time to use up the scraps.
On the first card I have three patterned papers and three little diamante & glittery snowflakes.  The image is from Polar Bear collection by Sunshine Designs 
On the second card I've used the same three papers and three brads.  The Christmas tree is also part of one of the patterned papers, so no stamping on this one.
Be sure to head over to the blog and check out what the other design team members have created.
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