Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Dino-mite Birthday Wishes

Hi there,

It's been such a long, long time since I've had any time to craft for fun. Life with my wee 7 month old girl is busy and she doesn't like to sleep, so getting me time is virtually impossible.  She did however give me an evening at the weekend so out came the crafting goodies :)  Even though I've had no crafty time for the best part of a year that hasn't stopped me buying supplies and taking advantage of sales!! My stamp collection has grown........alot......and they have been patiently waiting to get inked up!

I have a severe lack of masculine cards so decided to ink up the MFT 'You're Rawr-some' stamp set first and got the opportunity to play along with My Favourite Things Sketch Challenge. Yipee :) Here is the sketch.

And here is my take on it:

  • MFT Stamps - You're Rawr-some
  • MFT Die-namics - You're Rawr-some
  • MFT De-namics - Radial Stitched Stax
  • MFT Die-namics - Grassy Hills
  • Papertrey Ink Impression Plate - Linen
  • MFT 6x6 Paper Packs - Tribal Prints
  • Doodlebug Designs Paper Pad - Sunkissed
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass
  • Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
  • Naturals Hemp Cord 1mm
I took a piece of white card the same size as card front and cut out a partial circle using the a radial stitched circle. I then run this card through my die-cutting machine with an impression plate. I added a strip of grass, designer paper and some twine. Before mounting the new card front on the base  I sponged a blue sky on the base using tumbled glass distress ink.  I coloured in the dinosaur with my copics and used the co-ordinating die to cut it out.  I mounted it into the scene.  The sentiment was stamped in tuxedo black ink.

I would also like to link this card up with the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs Ax 

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Awesome Ballerina

Hi friends,

I disappear for months and then you get two cards in two days :)  This is probably a one off special though!

Today we have a new monthly challenge at Whimsie Doodles.  Our theme this month is Anything Goes with the optional twist of 'Anything Work or Career Related'. I decided to use this very cute Ballerina digi and I couldn't help but put her in a pink tutu - very feminine! 

Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamp - Ballerina
MFT Stamps - Background Lace
MFT Stamps - Geometric Greenery
MFT Die-namics - Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames
MFT Die- namics - Button Quartet
Neenah Cardstock - Desert Storm
Stampendous Embossing Powder - White 
Tsukineko Versamark Stamp Pad - Watermark 
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins - Fresh Mint 4mm
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins - Sparkling Clear 4mm
Wink of Stella Glitter Pen - Clear
Ribbon and Twine from stash 

For the background I stamped a piece of white cardstock with a lace stamp and watermark ink.  I then heat embossed with white embossing powder and added some green ribbon.  I mounted this onto desert storm cardstock. The image was framed using MFT stitched rectangle scallop frame and mounted onto the background.  I added some sequins and wink of stella to the image.  The buttons were die-cut and coloured to match her outfit and secured with some twine. The sentiment, from Geometric Greenery stamp set, was stamped in black ink mounted onto the frame.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thanks so much for popping by,
Hugs Ax 

Toadly into You

Hi there,

It's been a very, very long time; crafting has taken a back seat these days as bubs and family demand all my time and attention.  I've been itching though to get back into it and I finally got a chance to do some colouring the other night - I had nearly forgotten how to do it!

I had been wanting to colour up this digi called Toadly for quite sometime and Valentine's day gave me a good reason too!  I love this guy in his toad suit and the punny sentiment which comes with the image. You can find this image here in the Whimsie Doodles Store. 

Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamp - Toadly 
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Hearts
MFT Die-namics - Blueprints 24
MFT Die-namics - Blueprints 29
MFT 6x6 Paper Pack - Dots and Stripes Fresh
Core'dinations Cardstock - Midnight 
Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles - Limeade
Wink of Stella Glitter Pen - Clear

Heart: R22, 24, 29, 46
Toad Suit: YG23, YG25, G24, G28, YG01, Y13, Y15

I kept the layout very simple. Having been away from crafting for so long has resulted in absolutely no mojo at all!  It's like I have forgotten how to put a card together.  I'm hoping it comes back soon.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thanks so much for popping by.
Here's hoping I get more crafting done in 2017!
Hugs Ax