Pink Rose Fairy

This month at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, it’s all about the girly stuff!  We want to see some really feminine projects from you in September.
Our sponsor this month is Sweet Pea Stamps,

and for my project I have chosen the gorgeous Pink Rose Fairy image by the very talented Gabriella Szabo.
I loved colouring this gorgeous image!

I have used my Copic Markers to colour, and added some fabric roses, lace, ribbon and pearls to add more of the feminine touch. :)
I hope you will join us at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge this month, and show us your feminine projects.
Happy stamping!

Back To School Challenge

This month at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge we are having a Back To School Challenge.
Here in Australia, we don’t have long school holidays in the middle of the year, we have them over the Christmas break.  But in our house, we don’t have them at all!  Or should that be, we have them all the time!??  We are a homeschooling family, so we don’t have back to school at all.

I have used the very cute Mr Bookworm With Books image, and since my son reads heaps of books, I thought I would make him a book mark.

The image has been coloured with Copic Markers, and I have used some patterned papers from my stash, and mounted it on some red cardstock – my son’s favourite colour!
Please share with us your Back To School projects at Patties Creations, we love to see what you have been creating.
Happy stamping!

Holiday Catalogue is here!

I am excited! The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue is now available, with all sorts of gorgeous Christmas goodies.

Here is a link if you would like to look at it online.  If you are in Australia and you would like to place an order for products from the catalogue (or the Annual Catalogue), feel free to leave me a message or send an email.
One of the exciting products available in the Holiday Catalogue is the new Precision Base Plate (Page 14), especially for use in the Big Shot with those intricate dies.  Here’s how it works:

It’s at the top of my wish list, along with those gorgeous ornament dies!!

Happy stamping!


The challenge for this fortnight at The Male Room is to make a masculine project using Fruit!

I have to admit that I am struggling to find some creativity at the moment, possibly because a large portion of my stamping stash is still packed inside those big brown boxes.  So I had to find something to do with fruit, somewhere……

I have used some cards from one of my Project Life kits which I have layered, stamped on and done some faux stitching around the edges of both card layers.  It ended up being a pretty simple card to make and I quite like the apple.
Hope you will find some “fruity” inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and make sure you share your projects with us.
Happy stamping!

Crafty Boots Sketch Challenge

Even though I am still unpacking my craft, I managed to put together a really quick card today for this fortnight’s sketch challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges.
Here is the sketch we are using for our projects:

And here is my quick and easy card :)

The card was made using a retired Stampin’ Up! cardmaking kit, which made it really simple to make.  Check out what the rest of the Design Team have made using this sketch.
Hopefully I will have more of my craft stash out of boxes soon, and will have more to share with you.  In the meantime,
Happy stamping!

The Male Room – Use Newsprint

A slight delay in transmission at this end, I apologise for my post being a little late.  If you didn’t know, we have just been in the process of moving to a new house in a new area.  It took us a couple of weeks to get our internet up and running, and I have no idea what day it is!!  But we are getting there, still have a heap of boxes to unpack and sort, and all my stamping goodies are still packed :(
We have moved to a gorgeous part of Australia, called the Sapphire Coast.  Here is where I spent my day today:

And so to my slightly delayed post, my Design Team card for this fortnight’s challenge at The Male Room, which is to use Newsprint on your project.
I hope you will check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and share your creations with us, we love to see your ideas.
Happy stamping!

Simply Papercraft Challenge 11

Time for a new challenge at Simply Papercraft today, and we have two sponsors,
Jiggery Makery

Bugaboo Stamps

I have made two cards again for this challenge,the first using this gorgeous Rose Bud Tag image.

The image has been coloured using pencils and then mounted on to some black and white patterned paper. I enjoyed colouring this image with pencils, it makes such lovely soft colours.
My second card uses the gorgeous Denise image from Jiggery Makery.

Denise has been coloured with Copic Markers, fussy cut and then layered over some patterned papers.
Make sure you join in our challenge, we love to see your papercraft projects.

Happy stamping!