Sunday, August 31, 2014

Card in a Box for Halloween


I know Halloween is at the end of October but I had fun making this card/box today.
This is for my little grandson so I have not finished it as well as the 
Explosion Box I made for the granddaughter as he is 3 years younger.
My box & cut outs were all made on the Silhouette Cameo thanks to
Miss Kate Cuttables Freebies.  I have added googly eyes to the spiders & bat which make
them look more fun.  Not sure yet if I should mount it on another box or
make a box to fit on the back which can be filled with candy.  Oh boy, decisions, decisions.

Here it is!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

May Birthday


My card today is made using the free gift Graphic 45 papers & tags
from Australian Simply Cards Magazine.
I have sent them an email showing my card and hoping it will be published in the 
next few months!

Unfortunately there is only 1 sheet for each month in the pack and I had to use both March & May
to get the effect.

What I have used:
Free gift Graphic 45 & tags
Spellbinders: Labels 22; Mix & Match Classic Brackets & Inserts
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Vintage photo

Thanks for looking & happy crafting!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Outlawz Color Challenge 26 August 2014


Our color challenge for August 26 is up and running and can be seen at

The design team have created some beautiful cards so I do hope you will pop over and
have a sticky beak (look).

Here is the inspiration photo supplied by Ursula!

The multi color challenges are always so fun.  Only 3 colors need to be used but for
my card I decided to use all five as I felt the Bugaboo digi lent itself to all 5.

The twist for this challenge is to 'Add Stripes'.
Here is my card

This is our last week with our Sponsor and we wish to thank Jodie very much for sponsoring us for 2 months.

Do pop over and join in the fun!
Thanks for looking and happy crafting!
Love to hear from you!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sketch Challenge IBSIC #85


The Inspired by Stamping Sketch Challenge can be found here:

and here is my card!

My menu:
Inspired by stamping:  Vintage pieces (map and watch)
Inspired by Stamping Die: Fancy Labels Die 2
Graphic 45 paper: Typography.  The pen, ink & book were fussy cut from the paper.

A quick & easy card to make

I will also add it to the Inspired By Stamping Gallery.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

IBSIC #85 Chevrons


This is my second card for the Inspired By Stamping Challenge and is 
all about 'Chevrons'.
The challenge can be found here

Here is my card:

I have taken some patterned paper and stamped a few chevrons on it.  I have also used a
Chevron stencil and texture paste which has been colored with Tim Holtz Scattered Straw
Distress Ink.

Inspired by stamping stamp sets used:   Mini Chevrons, Garden Seed Packets, Background Basics II.
Distress Inks:  Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters, Victorian Velvet.
Lace, Flowers.
  I have also entered my card into the Gallery

Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Graphic 45 Steampunk Explosion Box

A while ago my friend & I bought Graphic 45 which was on sale.  We decided to share the 12 x 12 & 
6 x 6 paper pads of the Steampunk Spell.  I have been looking at it virtually
every day and wondering what to do with it!  I decided to see what inspiration I could get
from Pinterest and what a variety!

 Halloween is not big in Australia and not with me but my Daughter-in-law takes the kids to a couple
of neighbors to get a treat.  I decided to make an explosion box with a small box inside for
some candy from.  This is suitable for the granddaughter - will have to think of something
for the grandson!  I can't believe how much fun I had making this and cutting bits & pieces
with my Silhouette.  Thanks to Miss Kate Cuttables and Bird  for the SVG's.

This is the Lid

The sides

The Inside

The Small Box 

I do hope I haven't copied anyone -I do believe it is all my own work!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Outlawz Color Challenge 19th August


The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge is up and running and can be seen here:

Today our  inspiration photo was chosen by Penny and here it is.

The twist is to 'Add a Tree or Leaf'
Such beautiful Autumn colors!

Here is my card!

Our sponsor for this month is:

and what a wonderful sponsor with some real fun digis!

Do pop over to The Outlawz and join the fun.  The Design Team have lots of inspirational cards for you!
Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

IBSIC # 85 Sending you Best Wishes


Today I have made a card for a challenge at Inspired by Stamping

I have used:
Bird cage:   SVG file by Bird
The flowers are also SVG file by Bird
IBS Stamp Set:  Trendy Circle Sentiments
Spellbinders Circle Die 
Dp from Melissa Frances which came as a gift in a magazine.
Lace, ribbon & Pearls.
Tim Holtz Distress Ink:  Tea Die

I have also entered it into

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Outlawz Color Challenge Aug 12th


This Tuesday the Inspiration Photo for the Color Challenge at The Outlawz
was chosen by me.

For this challenge only 1 color is given and you get to choose the other 2 and
tell us what you think the 'twist' should be!

Here is my card.

The colors I chose are:
Bronze, Gold & Dirty White and my twist is to 'Heat Emboss'.

Again for this month we are very grateful to


Bugaboostamps for Sponsoring us.

My Menu:
Digi Stamp - Bugaboostamps
Spellbinders Die - Labels 4
Sentiment -  GinaK Vertical Greetings & Things
Versamark Embossing Ink
Gold Embossing Powder
Brass Key.

Do pop over to The Outlawz and join the fun!

Thanks for Looking and Happy Crafting!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

IBS Nature Challenge IBSIC # 84


I have managed to do all three Inspired by Stamping challenges ending August 15.
The first being a sketch, the second - color and the last one - nature.

And here is my card!

Here is my menu:
IBS Stamp Sets: Vintage Banners & Chalkboard Birthdays
Spellbinders: Layered Poinsettias
Susan's Garden: Dogwood
Lace, ribbon and adhesive pearls
and for my 'Nature' I have used Burlap (Hessian) as part of the flower
and pulled a few threads for the bow.

You can find the challenge here:
I will be entering this into IBS August Gallery challenge when it is open.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

The Outlawz color challenge August 5

I am a little late with my posting for this week as I have visitors staying with me and
we had a few days break in the South West.  The weather was very kind to us and
we had a great trip!
Unfortunately they are leaving on Tuesday night and we will miss them very much!

There are still a couple of day for you to join our Color Challenge at The Outlawz
so please pop over and have a look.

Here is the inspiration photo from  Laurian

 and here is my card

and our sponsor for this month is

Looking forward to seeing you join us this week.
Thanks for looking and happy crafting!