Monday, July 28, 2008

have you smiled today?

Maybe this guy might help
if you haven't ;)

I made this ATC with some of my Design Team pack from

The Stamping Queen

I used Paperartsy Dolls Plate 1, Collections Vintage Wallpaper Printed Paper, (little tip... see the little row of stars at the bottom of the mans hat - I trimmed that off the packaging that came with the Collections paper)also, the collections paper I used is Inked with shades of Pink.

other bits I used were wings stamp,american crafts rubons,basic grey rubons,watercolour pencils,sewingmachine

So go on..... SMILE :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Trust, Pray & Believe....

I love this Queens Dresser Draws stamp I got in my latest Design Team pack from
so anyway...I made this card
and the matching envie....
just hoping the envie survives the post ;)
I have stuck everything & stitched everything down pretty well...
we'll see, hey!
Fabby bits I've used are
Card - Queens Dresser Draws Stamp- Marina Men, Collections Printed Paper,Wonderful Words Sticker, Journal card, Grungeboard Hinge, Photo turn & brads, American Crafts Letter & star rubons, Stampin up diamond stamp & Month stamp, karen foster number stamps, walnut ink, versa ink pads, & sewing machine.
Envie - Queens Dresser Draws Stamp- Marina Men, Bumble Bee Crafts Luggage tag,Grungeboard swirl,Collections word, line stamp, black ribbon, stampin up month stamp, American Crafts Rubons, Versa Inkpads & sewing machine.
Have a Happy Day :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

a Birthday Postcard.....

school holidays are over once more, gosh they go quickly!
So Back to creating :)
I made this Postcard (4 x 6") this morning
using lots of lovely
The Stamping Queen
supplies used are - Collections Chipboard Wren Chipboard (C0444) & branch, Collections Vintage Wallpaper designer papers,Collections Birdie Words White (C0454BW), Collections flashcard word (remember, cut down), an Old Bingo card, Gesso, Paper doily, Making Memories word stamps,and my sewing machine

Have a lovely day everyone :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Pretty Tag :)

yep...still playing with gesso.....
I just love how you can stamp something, then blot out the parts you want with it, and the beautiful 'canvas' texture it gives to paper or card.

This lovely stamp is so suited to all things Pretty & Girly....

I adhered some pink printed paper onto a Collections Luggage Tag Chipboard, then stamped Darkroom Door Little Dreams DDRS009 Stamp onto the paper.

next using a foam brush I dabbed some gesso over the outside edges of the stamped image I didn't want to be seen.. then I stamped with the flourish & script stamps from the same Darkroom Door set using a Celadon shade of ink,

lastly embellished with lace, ribbon, stitching and beads

Darkroom Door Stamps available at

The Stamping Queen

oooohhhh and while you are there check out the gallery,

there's loads of lovely pieces in there to inspire

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sweet Dreams of Creativity

Found a little time to create yesterday,
seems all I've been doing while it's school holidays is
dreaming of!
but we are having fun and that's pretty important in my book ;)
I made this ATC using some of my delicious stamps from

I used Paperartsy Dolls Plate 1, Paperartsy At Home Plate 3, Stamp-it siset001rg, Darkroom Door DDRS009 little dreams set (flourish around the outside edge), Collections word, Making Memories letter stamps, American Crafts Rub-ons, Versa Magic Midnight Black Inkpad,Versa Color 55 Umber Inkpad, Red Thread & my machine
Oh and the most Wonderfully Talented Vivian

awarded me these lovely blog awards this week

Such an honour coming from A Mixed Media Artist I have admired since I first saw her published work a few years ago... Thank you Viv :)

If you've not visited Vivian's blog,

Do yourself a Creative Favour ;)

Here art the "rules" for these awards, (although the award comes with no obligation :) Put the logo on your blog. Add a link to the person who awarded you. Nominate at least 7 other blogs. Add links to those blogs on yours. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs

so who do I pick....this is always the hardest part.

Lets go with all Aussie :)

Sam Sue Chimin Kasha Sephi Barb Angela

I know some of you might not put awards on your blogs,

please don't feel as tho you have too,

I just want to share your art with anyone who likes to look :)

Thank you girls for all of the inspiration xxx

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Oh boy

What fun, my latest DT pack arrived from
this week
I loved this little guy from the moment I first saw him.

Stamps used are - The Queen's Dresser Drawers CH117N Math Scholar, paperartsy At home Plate 3, Paperartsy Dolls Plate 1, Darkroom Doors little Dreams DDRS009 (script in bottom corner), The Queen's Dresser Drawers CH1/03L little ledger girl (top edge)

other bits used are - Making Memories Note Worthy Pad, American Crafts Rub-ons - Frank Sidekicks & Accents book 4, VersaMagic Midnight Black Ink pad, and my sewing machine.'s school holidays here for 2 wonderful weeks

Have a Delightful Sunday Everyone :)

Friday, July 04, 2008

Spread your wings

Isn't this the prettiest stamp you've ever seen!
I recently received this Beautiful set of
Darkroom Door Stamps
it's called 'little dreams'
and just couldn't wait to ink them up

I just love Gesso at the moment, it's getting used on everything!

so I brushed some gesso on the cardstock first, it gives cardstock a 'canvas' finish,

then stamped the pretty image, then more gesso all around the outside of the image, over the top of the bits of the stamp I didn't want to be seen, (much more fun then masking)

I really like the Making Memories note worthy pads at the moment too, so there's a little corner of one at the bottom of this ATC too (it's a little hard to see the photo)

then applied a heap of Fancy Pants rub-ons, and then for an interesting touch I went over the whole thing with Jo sonja's gold iridescent glaze, you only see this when you tilt the card.

ooohh it's cold here tonight,

:: our winter has really hit Australia ::

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Whimsey Pins

My Whimsey Pins
They are just for fun
I love making these :)
each is OOAK (one of a kind)
I start with a Vintage Brass Army Laundry Pin
then dangle lovely brass charms & beautiful Czech Glass Beads
or Swarovski Crystals off them
they are such fun!
The Pins are really Strong, and I don't alter them at all,
so you can use them for your keys, or hang them on your bag or tote.
Hope your day is full of Whimsey :)
Aussie Scrapbooking
Lookie what I was awarded this week!
oh wow!!!!
how exciting :)
from the lovely girls at
seeing my blog alongside some of the coolest blogs in Australia is such a thrill :)
have a lookie at the other lovely blogs awarded by clicking here
Thankyou sooooo much Gabbie and Jill
and Announcing the winner of my little ATC RAK
in the previous post
I have my Lachlan home today with a sore throat,
so I got him to pull a name out of the hat, and it was......
Congratulations :)