Birthday

Wrapped Birthdays

Monday, December 31, 2018

These cards are a great way to use up whatever gorgeous Designer Series Paper you have to hand and show it off as the star of the card.


I had some old Tutti Fruitti DSP to use up and it works just perfectly as the wrapping on these "presents."


Pair your DSP with the matching ink and stamp a bow from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set then a happy birthday sentiment and tie it off with some bakers twine of choice.  Finally pop the "present" up on dimensionals and bam, snazzy card made and ready to brighten up someone's birthday!


Happy crafting,
Fiona x

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Birthday

Vertical Birthdays

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Stampin' Up! markers are so versatile.  One of my favourite ways to use them is to colour directly onto the stamp itself.  This way you can colour different parts of the stamp up with different colours and just stamp down once.  Neat, huh?


Above the base colour is Pacific Point, then I've used Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay for the plant.


Above is Blushing Bride as a base, Soft Suede and Lemon Lime Twist for the plant and below is Rose Red plus Soft Suede and Old Olive for the plant.


This close up shows you that stamping this way gives a slight mottled effect to the image.  For a project like this it's perfect!


Bit of something for everyone with this range of colours.


CASED from the catalogue - have you got a copy?  There are loads of ideas for projects so it's an essential to your craft room.  Send me a message if you live in Australia and would like one.

Happy crafting,
Fiona x

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Birthday

Balloon Celebrations

Sunday, December 23, 2018

My father celebrated his 70th birthday recently and I ordered more balloons than we needed. (Turns out fifty is a LOT!)  It inspired me though to throw balloons around liberally on this card and embrace the abundant nature of birthdays.


Here's my Facebook Live video making the card up showing you how to get the curved effect for the sentiment and how to pop up the Happy Birthday Strip:



You can see it's an easy but fun card and perfect for people of all ages.  It uses Balloon Celebration, Itty Bitty Birthdays (which will be released in January), and the Celebrate You thinlets.  Also, I've used adhesive sheets for the first time ever and LOVE them!


Happy crafting,
Fiona x

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Blog hop

Ink it! Stamp it! Blog hop - SAB & Occasions Catalogues

Friday, December 21, 2018


There's nothing more exciting than a new catalogue of goodies to pour over, is there?  Except perhaps receiving all your eagerly awaited new products when they arrive!  This month the Ink It! Stamp It! Design Team are showcasing products from the new catalogues so you will have loads of inspiration.

As soon as I saw the So Hoppy Together stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue I just HAD to spend my $90 to get it free and get it into my hot little hands.


Isn't he just the cutest?  I fussy cut him for this card (after colouring him in with the Granny Apple Green Blends) so I feel I got to know him intimately!


I paired him up with two other stamp sets to make this card.  Bella and Friends, for the balloon coloured in Pool Party, and Playful Backgrounds for the circles.  I then coloured in selected circles with my Mango Medley and Daffodil Delight markers.


And then the bling!  To tie these in a little better I coloured the rhinestones with the dark Daffodil Delight Blend before sticking them on.

And don't forget the envelope!!  It's always nice to have a brightly coloured envelope in the mail so I do try and get these decorated to match.

Enjoy hopping through the rest of the design team now and see what projects they have come up with from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogues.  Don't know what Sale-A-Bration is?  Click here to read more.

Happy crafting,
Fiona x

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Christmas

Merry Baubles

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Christmas trees full of beautiful glass baubles are just stunning.  I've tried to capture the essence of the delicate glass baubles by water colouring these stamped images from the Beautiful Baubles stamp set.


It's important to clear emboss the image so that the water stays in the lines you want to colour. 


I stuck to two colour themes, but you could easily make these as varied as your heart desires!


Happy crafting,
Fiona x

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Christmas

Fun times with Santa

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Admittedly I am a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas, but I still love a cute Santa every now and then as a reminder of my magical childhood Christmases.  The So Santa stamp set embraces all the fun of Santa, love seeing him have some fun in the festive period.


I used Blends to colour the image in, but pencils or markers would have worked equally well.


The Designer Series Paper is Festive Farmhouse and would have to be one of my favourite Christmas DSP packs for years.  


This DSP has a Whisper White base on one side and a Very Vanilla on the other making it super versatile.



I'm positive Santa would has baked choc-chip biscuits, but my neighbour things they'd be ginger.  What do you think he'd bake?



Happy crafting,
Fiona x

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Friendship

Hot in the East

Monday, December 17, 2018

On a hot day inspiration can be difficult and so I turn to the much more easy going and less sweaty task of CASEing a few designs.  The Eastern Palace Suite came out with a bang but has been a little forgotten in my box of stamps over the past few months, so out they came today for a play!




Pinterest is a wealth of inspiration for such days as these.  If you don't already follow me to see both my designs and others that I've pinned for inspiration then get on board and follow me today!  Click here to go to my Pinterest page.

Happy crafting,
Fiona x

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