Washi Tape Challenge

The new challenge at The Male Room, for the next fortnight, is a stash challenge.  It’s time to use all that wonderful Washi Tape that we have in our stash – be as creative as you like.  Just remember, your project must have a masculine feel.  You can make a card, scrapbook page, tag, 3D project – just use Washi!!!!

My card uses a variety of different Stampin’ Up! Washi Tapes, in some lovely bright colours.  The “happy” has been cut out of the black layer using one of the Dies from the Hello You Thinlits Dies.  The Washi Tape is adhered to the layer below so that it shows through.



The “Birthday” word was stamped onto some white cardstock and cut out with the Word Window punch then layered onto some washi tape which was adhered to a strip of white cardstock and then the flags cut into the ends.

This is my final challenge as Guest Designer with the team at The Male Room, so a big thanks for having me along during May.
Happy stamping!

Mother’s Day Rose

A quick post this afternoon to share with you a Mother’s Day card I made using this beautiful Single Rose image from Pattie’s Creations Designs.

My card uses some pretty papers out of my large stash, and the sentiment comes from the Stampin’ Up! Hello You Thinlits Dies and Crazy About You stamp set.

Mother’s Day in Australia is next Sunday, 10th May, so make sure you get something special for your Mum.
Happy stamping!

New…Crafty Girlz Challenges

I am very excited tonight to announce a new challenge blog that is now up and running, and even more excited that I am lucky enough to be part of the Design Team of Crafty Girlz Challenges!!

We have three sponsors for our very first Challenge, they are:

Rosey Hearts

rosey hearts

Lacy Sunshine

lacy sunshine

A Day For Daisies

My first card, uses the very cute image called “Cute Fairy” from Rosey Hearts.

She certainly is cute, giving the snail a hug! 🙂

I loved this boy as soon as I saw him, with that cheeky face – Mikey Sweet Urchin from Lacy Sunshine.

I had fun trying to work out a background for this card, and have used some Stampin’ Up! DSP (retired and current) along with the fabulous Hello You Thinlits Dies and Crazy About You stamp set.

And last but definitely not least, is the absolutely gorgeous image from A Day For Daisies called A Lap Full of Kittens.

I have also used a background digital stamp from Make It Crafty called By The Window.  I thought the girl looked like she would be sitting with her kittens wishing the rain would stop so that they could go outside to play.

A huge thanks to our three sponsors for allowing us to use these beautiful images, and for the other “Crafty Girlz”. Lots of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team at Crafty Girlz Challenges!
Happy Stamping!

Easter is nearly here…

This week’s Crafty Boots challenge is, of course, Easter.  I wonder what special things you will do for Easter?  Do you have family traditions?
Here in Australia, it is Autumn and the days are getting shorter and cooler, and we are getting prepared for the cold months ahead.  So for us, Easter is not a time when the flowers are emerging and spring is in the air, and we often celebrate Easter with fires lit and warmer clothes starting to appear.  I think I will get my knitting out!
In any case, it is a good excuse to stay cosily inside stamping and crafting! 🙂

My Easter card today uses a beautiful image from Angels Landing, which I have coloured with Copics. I have combined it with some pretty papers from my stash, and the words from the Stampin’ Up! Hello You Thinlits Dies and Crazy About You stamp set.

Wishing all of you a Happy Easter!  And I hope you will share your Easter projects with us at Crafty Boots Challenges – we love to see what you have been making!
Happy stamping!

Under Water Challenge

This week’s challenge at The Male Room, is “Under Water”.  Hmmm too many ideas…..  🙂
I decided to keep this one quite simple today, and play with some new toys products.


I have used ink with an Aqua Brush and gone very quickly over the white cardstock to give a nice washy watercolour look for the background, and then stamped the lovely shell from By The Tide stamp set.
The sentiment is made using a bundle currently available in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue – the “Happy” from the Hello You Thinlits and the stamped “Birthday” from the Crazy About You stamp set.

Happy stamping!