Monday, November 28, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge (PDCC108)!

Crafting always seems to put a smile on my face when times get a little rough...And Lawn Fawn helps me put smiley faces on everything else! Lol.

The significant other is away at training in Nepal. It's the first time he's been away this long since we got together so I am feeling a little out of sorts. Yes, he SMS-es every single day but it still doesn't feel the same knowing he can't give me a big hug when I need one. The Christmas spirit this year has yet to come knocking as I deal with this and a whole slew of uncomfortable changes.

Anyway, enough of that! I spent all day yesterday catching up on my Christmas Cardmaking and ended up with this cute card that seems to fit the Play Date Cafe's challenge this week (PDCC108)!

The stamps used are from Lawn Fawn: Cosy Christmas and Winter Fox. Both extremely adorable stamp sets that introduced me to LF! This card was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copic markers. The sentiment and patterned paper was from a free Christmas paper stack I got with a UK card magazine that I now forget! Not sure if you can see the glitter glue used on the smoke swirls about Winter Fox's mug but there's glitter glue there!! The holly was cut out using a Martha Stewart craft punch.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A new discovery!

Take a look at this card.

Well can you guess?
Photo stamps! Yes, the picture was stamped! The image would've been much better if I had the right kind of paper but I made do! I love these. This image and sentiment was from Oxford Impression's China Dolls set.

The stamp works best on glossy paper but I hadn't any on hand so the regular paper somehow didn't do it justice. I do hope you like how the card turned out anyway!

Only just realised on the very last day, that I could use this card for the Lawnscaping challenge #21! I did this as a birthday card for a baby girl. The idea behind it was that she is a blessing to her parents. It unfortunately does not use any Lawn Fawn stamps but I thought I'd try it out anyways!

- The patterned paper was created with stamps from Glitz Laced with Grace Stamp set and ink from Stephanie Barnard (grape) and milled lavender Distress Ink
- The flower is from Prima Paper's Romantique collection
- The leaves were cut using a Spellbinders Die
- Sentiment stamped with Stephanie Barnard Ink (grape)
- Brown 'photo' backing from recycled brown paper, torn and distressed with vintage photo distress ink
- Diamante embellishments from Momoyo
- Purple and cream basic card in 220gsm

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Every evening now, I find I absolutely must craft! It doesn't matter what time I get home from work, after a shower, I head straight to the craft room and bond with my scrapping supplies. Sharing two creations from the past two days below!

1) Penguin hoarder!
Definitely tired whilst doing this so after painstakingly colouring the penguin and his presents you could tell I just slapped on the closest embellishments I found without much thought (or much embellishment for that matter!). Thankfully, STOL's cute penguin stamp saved it from being a total loss. The stamps are from Stamps of Life's October stamp set called Penguins4Christmas; coloured with my copics. Papers are all regular card from a local stationers (I rarely use branded cardstock for bases as they're pretty hard to come by here and if you do find them they're so bleeping expensive).

2) Vintage frames
Its become quite apparent that my favourite style is vintage romanticism so I had a LOT of fun creating this card. The stamps are from Glitz (the frame) and Oxford Impressions (the lady inside the frame!) as well as Flonz (for the sentiment). Displaying the cut out border from my new Martha Stewart lattice punch that's turned out to be a pretty cool purchase! The punched accents make super cheap yet pretty embellishments churned out a lot faster than when using the die-cut machine. The tag for the sentiment has been cut out with a spellbinder's tag die and the patterned paper is by Grace Taylor. Images and distressing all done by Distress Inks in Aged Mahogany, Pine Needles and Vintage Photo. Frame image was stamped in Vintage Photo and heat embossed with Distressed Embossing powder called Gilded Gold.