Friday, October 31, 2008

Elvis is in my Blog!

As promised here's a layout of my son in his Elvis costume. He was very thrilled with the results. To be honest so was I!! The costume took about 2 days to complete, 1/2 an hour for hair and sideburns and he only Trick or Treated for 2 hours.
The wings on the front of the costume were hand drawn by me, I used Glitter paint and made every dot on the suit (my attempt at simulating rinstones).
People just loved seeing Koale at their door, they were taking pictures of him, and calling other family members to the door to get a look at Elvis. Koale was playing the part very well, saying "thank you, thank you very much" and posing for pics. He loved it!!

The digital layout was created by me, the kit I used is by NitWit Collections called "Can I be Frank?" The star and paint splat is by Miss Mint. The Post-It note is by Scrapadelic.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Taking a break

Just wanted to let you all know I won't be posting or stamping (for that matter) for the next couple of days. I will be sewing, yep my 12 year old son finally decided what he wants to dress up as for halloween. In case your wondering what it is I'm making I'll let you know....Elvis! Yep my boy wants to be Elvis for Halloween, the Elvis in the white body suit. I'll post a pick of of him all decked out. Stay tuned.

Bye for now.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Vintage Christmas

My first attempt at "stagging" a card. I'm love the look of this stamp set. Every image is so vintage looking and with a little antiquing the card looks vintage to. And the little green bells that I attached to the ribbon used to belong to a pin, the bells were wired together to make a christmas tree and I couldn't resist taking it apart for "other" uses..LOL
Green paper-K&Company
Stamps-Holiday Joy-CTMH
Red, green and desert sand cardstock-CTMH

Another water colour card. To learn my technique to create the sunset see my video tutorial

Stamps: Holiday Lane-Lizzie Anne Designs, Beauty of Christmas-CTMH

Yellow, orange and black cardstock-CTMH

Watercolour pencils and baby wipes

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Watercolour Pencil Sunset

Hope you like my video tutorial. If you have any comments or suggestions please contact me.

I would love to know how to make these tutorials better. What did you like or dislike, what could I add. Did you like it, was it helpful?

Or if you just want to tell me you viewed it that would be great to!

Disappointed? you bet

I just got the news and I didn't make the team for I {heart} papers. To be honest I understand why, I'm really new to this whole scene...blogging and posting, but I still feel really sad.
I was really hoping that my work would speak louder then my experience.
Oh well there is still hope, I am waiting for a reply for another Design Team.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Pick me please, please!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Christmas Bootie

Ok so I said I wasn't going to make anymore Booties....but I just can't help myself. I just had to make one for christmas. You could hang this on a christmas tree! Or give it to a friend.


Stamps-Lizzie Anne Designs-Holiday Lane

Inks-CTMH-Desert Sand and Black
Paper-Karen Foster and Debbie Mumm

Snowflake punch-Martha Stewart-Artic Snowflake

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Christmas Boxy Bag

A little christmas Luminary, pattern "Boxy Bag" by Jody Morrow she has a tutorial for this template
If you noticed I cut a circle in the mat and box to help the light shine through, plus it gives it the look of the moon behind the house. I used a LED tea light, DO NOT use a real flame candle!!

Stamps-Lizzie Anne Designs-Holiday Lane
Papers-Debbie Mumm, Karen Foster
Cardstock-CTMHInks-CTMH-black, desert sand
Treading water punch-Fiskars
Watercolour pencils, ribbon and machine stitching.

Another new set!! Lizzie Anne Designs strikes again!! If it didn't take me so long I think I'd actually make these for christmas cards to give away.
Stamps-Lizzie Anne Designs-Chirstmas in the City
Papers-Debbie Mumm, Karen Foster
Inks-CTMH-black, desert sand
Treading water punch-Fiskars
Watercolour pencils, ribbon and machine stitching.

Christmas cards 08

My new toys...Lizzie Anne Stamps. I'm in love!! These are just a few in a set of christmas cards. I love the colours. The black ribbon on the second card was tea stained to match the anique look of these cards.
Stamps-Lizzie Anne Designs-Chirstmas in the City
Papers-Debbie Mumm, Karen Foster
Inks-CTMH-black, desert sand
Snowflake punch-Martha Stewart
Watercolour pencils, glitter, brads, ribbon and machine stitching.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Little Something

This little bootie is so fun to make, see the halloween bootie for the pattern used to make this. It would make a very cute and unique gift for someone.


Stamps: Lovely Lace, Special Days-CTMH


Ribbon: unknown

Cardstock: Colonial White-CTMH

Pink Paper: Chatterbox

Monday, October 20, 2008

Halloween Bootie and Template

Baby Shoe pattern created byDonovan. Template format is 8.5"x11"@ 72dpi

Stamps: Inkadinkado

Paper: Making Memories & Chatterbox

Ribbon: Michaels

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Merry Pursuits

These guys are just to cute! I love colouring their little outfits. There are just so many possibilities with this set of 4 elfs.
Stamps: Merry Pursuits, Evergreens-CTMH
Cardstock: New England Ivy, Cranberry-CTMH
Inks: Desert Sand, Black, New England Ivy
Snowflake punch: Artic-Martha Stewart
Watercolour pencils

Love Notes Mason Jar

Stamps: Soul Mates Word Puzzle, Playful Flourishes-CTMH
Inks: Desert sand, Blush-CTMH
Cardstock: Bamboo, Colonial White, Baby Pink-CTMH
Rub Ons-CTMH
Punch-Treading Water-Fiskars
Ribbon, machine stitching

Tea for Two

Yes another Stair step card, I just love these things!! I stamped the images with Desert sand ink and then I coloured over them using colouring pencils and a water pen. I inked the edges with desert sand and stamped the sayings with black ink.
Stamps-Cup of Friendship-CTMH
Inks-Desert Sand, Black-CTMH
Cardstock-Colonial White and Baby Pink-CTMH
Punch-Treading Water-Fiskars

Thursday, October 16, 2008

CTMH-Birthday Bunny

This card was made with CTMH's "Easter Blessings" stamps. I used Prisma colouring pencils and Mineral Oil aka Gamsol to blend the pencil colour. It works really good, I love the softness of the bunny.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

CTMH-Kisses 5 cents

This card was made using all CTMH products. I love the new stamp set "Lovely Lace". I can see so many uses for it. Stay tuned for more lace work!



Lovely Lace, Playful Flourishes, Classic Caps,Hugs & Kisses


Desert Sand, Bamboo, Baby Pink


Black, Desert Sand

CTMH-christmas cards

Some christmas cards for a card workshop. All products are from CTMH.
Denium Blue, Bamboo, Colonial White
Denium Blue, Bamboo, Desert Sand

CTMH-Snowman paperpiecing and pattern

Here's my version of a snowman paperpiecing. and here's the pattern for it. I C.A.S.E.D. him from someone else's blog...sorry but I can't remember who. The tree is from CTMH's new "Evergreen" stamp set.
Stamps: Evergreen
Paper Pack: Aspen

Halloween card, watercolour background

I love using baby wipes and water colour pencils. It makes blending so easy. Just use the tip of your finger in the baby wipe to wet and move the coloured area until blended. That's it!
Inkadinado-All Hallow's Eve stamps
Watercolour Pencils
Baby wipes

CTMH-Easter Stair Step card

Here's my attempt at a Splitcoast Stampers challenge #TLC190. This is made with all CTMH stamps, papers and ink..

I just coloured the bunny with colouring pencils (1 colour at a time) and then blended the colour to soften and smooth the colours with a Q-Tip.



Easter Blessings, Happy Easter


Orchid Bouquet, Kiwi, Goldrush, Desert Sand

Primsa Colouring pencils and Gamsol (mineral oil)

Shaped Halloween Pumpkin card

I love Halloween and of course anything that I can make for halloween all the better! So here's a card in my favorite shape...a PUMPKIN!

Moonlit spider

I don't know about you but I am Brayer challenged!! I just can't seem to get the ink to blend without lines. So frusted as I was I decided to back to what I watercolour pencils. Here is how I created the background for this card.

1. Cut a small circle out of Post-It notes

2. Place Post-It where I want the "moon" to go

3. Starting with the lightest colour (yellow) first I started colouring the background. Then changing to light orange and then dark orange.

4. Take a baby wipe and wrap it around your finger and wipe it over the coloured area.

5. The wipe is wet enough to blend the colours, but not to wet that it wrinkles the paper.