Friday, 16 September 2016

Let's Party

Hi there strangers,

It's been a long time, over two months in fact, since I last posted anything on my blog! I have a very good reason though - in the form of a wee baby girl who was born on the 1st of August. So as you can image life has been very busy and I haven't had any time at craft at all and feel very, very rusty!

Thankfully I managed to put together this card for our monthly challenge over at Whimsie Doodles.
We have just started up the challenge again after our summer break and have made a couple of changes.  We would really love it if more people played along so have decided to change the theme to 'Anything Goes with a Twist'. It is not compulsory to follow the twist but it does give you the chance of winning more digi's :) We have a nice easy twist to start with - 'Let's Party'.  Here is what I came up with: 

Supplies:
Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamp - Party Stinker
Lawn Fawn Clear Stamps - Milo's ABC's
MFT Die-namics - Blueprints 24
MFT Die-namics - Oval Shadows
Doodlebug Designs 6x6 Paper Pad - Hip Hip Hooray
Core'dinations Cardstock - Midnight
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock - Smoke

I love critters, so decided to use 'Party Stinker' for my party card, you can find him here in the shop. This card was very easy to put together, so there is not much to say about it apart from I love the bright colours and it was great to get the copics out once more!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Thanks so much for popping by, and see you soon (hopefully!)
Hugs Ax

Sunday, 10 July 2016

You are Truly Amazing

Hi Friends,

Another epic fail with my Whimise Doodles DT post scheduling! So sorry, this post should have been up two days ago and its only now that I have noticed! Anyway better late than never!

This beautiful little angel has been sitting on my desk now for a couple of weeks waiting patiently to be coloured up.  I wanted to pair her with some equally sweet and girly papers and it took me a while to browse through my digital paper packs to find the right paper for her. This is an extremely old freebie digital paper pack than I got from Sweet Shoppe Designs and to my knowledge is no longer available :(

I coloured her up with my copics, added some glossy accents to the hearts and some glamour dust to her angel wings.  I paired her up with a sentiment from an old hero arts stamp set - I think it suits her perfectly!  It is rare that I use real stitching on my card and even rarer for me to use die-cut flowers so I am pleased with how this card has turned out.


Supplies:
Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamp - She Has Wings 
Hero Arts Clear Design Stamps - Thinking of You Messages
MFT Die-namics - Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax
Lil' Inker Designs - Stitched Rectangles
MFT Die-namics - Flower and Leaf Trio
MFT Die-namics - Branch with Leaves
Sweet Shoppe Designs Digital Paper - Studio Flergs Glitz
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles - Cupcake Assortment
DMC Thread - Ecru 
The Ribbon Girl - Lace
DecoArt Glamour Dust - Crystal
Ranger Liquid Pearls - White Opal
Ranger Glossy Accents 

I would like to link this card up with the following challenges:
Thanks so much for popping by.
Hugs Ax 

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Hi Mr Gnome

Hi Peeps,

I hope everyone is well. I have some Doodlelicious inspiration for you today in the form of a very cute gnome! I really love these gnomes so thought it was time to colour up another one.  This one is called Gnome Sayin' and comes with this sentiment.

 Supplies:
Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamp - Gnome Sayin'?
Papertrey Ink Impression Plate - Canvas
MFT Die-namics - Basic Stitch Lines
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Large Circles
Simon Says Stamp Dies - Stitched Squares
Darice Embossing Folder - Polka Dots
Neenah Cardstock - Desert Storm
MFT Paper Pack - Farm Fresh Gingham
Lawn Fawn Paper Pack - Let's Polka, Mon Amie
American Crafts Paper Pad - Stitched
Create a Smile Chipboard Shapes - Word Bubble Hi
Basic Grey Candy Buttons - Green
Ribbon and String from Stash 

I like to have a good mix of general greeting cards in my stash and though this guy would be perfect for a note card.  My aim was to try and keep the colours relatively soft (for a change), with some neutral, but also to have lots of texture. I ended up using two different embossing folders, three types of patterned paper, as well as ribbon, string, enamel dots and chipboard!!  I do love how it came out though.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Thanks so much for popping by,
Hugs Ax

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Happy Summer

Hi Friends and Happy Hump Day :)

It's the 15th of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge over at Whimsie Doodles.This month our theme is "Life's a Beach', so we are looking for entries with anything beach/ocean themed.  The prize is FIVE whimsie doodles digi's of your choice, which is an awesome prize! Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately for you, is that our entry numbers have been really low recently - which is a big shame, but that also means you have a much higher chance of winning - yipee! Remember you don't have to use a whimsie doodles image to enter either.

Here is my DT card:

Supplies:
Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamp - Diving Koale
MFT Die-namics - Blueprints 13
MFT Die-namics - Tag Builder Blueprints 4
MFT Die-namics - Stitched Rounded Rectangle Stax
Lawn Fawn Dies - Stitched Hillside Borders
Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Doodlebug Designs Paper Pad - Hip Hip Hooray
Doodlebug Designs Paper Pad - Sunkissed
Neenah Cardstock - Desert Storm
Ranger Glossy Accents
Blue Ribbon, Yellow Star Button, Twine - from stash


I used this awesome male digi called Diving Koale which you can find here. I coloured him up with my trusty copics and added some glossy accents to his googles before fuzzy cutting him out. I layered him onto a stitched rectangle. For the panel on the card base I used the reverse side of some embossed white cardstock, adhering some DP to the bottom half. I added some ribbon to the join line. I mounted the stitched rectangle onto the panel and then added a button star.  The sentiment was computer generated.

I hope you have a great day and have the chance to play along with us this month.

Happy Crafting
Hugs Ax