Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Be Quick...

and you'll get 12% off your order over at CRAFT QUEEN, all because CRAFT QUEEN is turning 6 years old, but it's only on today, so hurry  : )

November Card Kit

The above card is part of the November Card Kit which you can find HERE

Monday, 3 December 2012

Photostamp Playing

I can't believe it is December already!!!    I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels like this year has absolutely flown by...One of our traditions is to always put the Christmas tree up on the first day of December, but this year has been so busy, here we are on the 3rd day already and the tree is still to make an appearance  : )
Have you had a chance to see the beautiful new stamps Darkroom Door has released?   You can see them HERE and HERE .    Rachel sent me a couple of stamps to play with (you can see the previous post to have a look at what I created with the Numbers background stamp) and I see she has a new post today with the projects I created for her using the Central Park Photostamp...have a look HERE

I'm off to have dinner and maybe even put up a Christmas tree...thanks for visiting, see you again soon.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

New Darkroom Door Stamps

New month, too!     And guess who was asked to play with a couple of the beautiful new images?   None other than yours truly!     I know, how lucky am I !!!
So, if you'd like to see what I created with the brand-new Numbers background stamp, have a look HERE
I also had a play with THIS photo stamp, but you'll have to wait to see those photos : )

Saturday, 27 October 2012

A Couple of Giveaways...

Hi there, and thank you for still visiting my poor neglected blog...It's not that I haven't been creative, it's just that I haven't had much computer time lately, but if anyone knows where I can buy some extra time, please let me know!!!
Anyway, there are a couple of great giveaways at Craft Queen at the moment, go check the out HERE and HERE.     Best of luck : )

Here's a "Thank You" tag made for someone special over at Darkroom Door : )

Thanks for visiting me, and I hope you come by again, until then, stay inky and don't forget to play...

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Did You Know...

There is a giveaway happening at the Craft Queen blog, and I'm told there will be another one happenning next week...Go and have a look, all the information is HERE 
While you're there, don't forget to have a look at all the great new stock that has been uploaded to the site...just click on the NEW PRODUCTS tab and start planning your new projects  : )

In the meantime I will leave you with these photos (washi tapetiny twine,   Craft Queen button, Darkroom Door stamps,   Distress ink,  Archival inkDouble-sided tape,   TH Sizzix embossing folder, TH Reflections stamp,   StaZon ink)

And just in case you missed it, how fun is THIS set of Darkroom Door stamps!!!!

For this ATC I used lots of different Darkroom Door stamps, I used some light blue GM, and stamped various images using Archival ink (coffee)
 My main image is from THIS great new set
and the frame is from another new favourite of mine, THIS one , also by Darkroom Door .

I also added some washi tape as a finishing touch.

Thank you for visiting me at my humble abode, I hope you come back again soon, and don't forget to enter CRAFT QUEEN's giveaway : )


Sunday, 19 August 2012

Hello There...

It's been a while, but today I have a few photos to share...Firstly, a couple of ATCs (Artist Trading Cards)

And a couple of cards made for Craft Queen using a new favourite of mine (and I'm sure I'm not the only one collecting these little spools of goodness), washi tape.

The last photo is just a sneak, as Nicole hasn't shown the card in her blog yet...
I hope you are having a happy Sunday, it's cold and grey here, but great weather for crafting, don't you think?         Now I'm off to finish a couple of ATC swaps, enjoy the rest of your day, and thank you for visiting me : )

Monday, 30 July 2012

Time For Show and Tell

I had a glorious day at the show yesterday, took in a couple of seminars, my very favourites were talks given by Jane Davenport (Artomologist), and Melissa Kemp (bear maker extraordinaire) sponsored by Bear Essence
So here's a photo of the day's spoils : )

And two of my favourite finds of the day:

Fabulous new washi tape designs (from CRAFT QUEEN) and a new stamp, from the Artomologist herself, Jane Davenport...can't wait to play : )

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Going to the Show?

I'll be going to the Craft and Quilt Fair show on Sunday, and I'll be sporting my new hand/satchel bag (minus our cat, LOL) 

I hope to see some of you there...

Monday, 23 July 2012

Stampotique Sentiments...

The current challenge over at the Stampotique challenge blog is to use a sentiment in your project...
I have used this one which goes with quite a few images...   I stamped Perl onto a manila tag, next I stamped Floral Flutter & then drew in the edging using a fine Zig pen.    The images were coloured in using Derwent Inktense pencils.       I also added some cotton seam binding (coloured using some GM)        I haven't had much of a chance to play along with any challenges lately, so I'm really happy that I got this tag finished and photographed on time!!!

Thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Washi Tape Frame

Here's a card I made a little while back, I used some washi tape to create a frame around the tag.

I stamped the image (Darkroom Door set) tore around it and stapled it to the tag.    The tag was scrunched up and distressed using Vintage Photo Distress ink, and I added some seam binding ribbon for a bit of colour.

Here's another very quick card I made a while back using an image from a Darkroom Door Montage sheet, and some seam binding ribbon.

Thanks for visiting me...

Are You Swapping?

Are your ATCs ready for the next Darkroom Door ATC swap?    Hosted by Rachel (owner of Darkroom Door), every month there is a new theme for us to interpret, all the information you need is HERE.

I sometimes include a thank you card with my swaps, but for this month I went with a tag (I wrote my thank you on the back)

And this is a sneak-peek of my ATC for this swap...

I hope you are able to take part...i'ts great to receive fun mail rather than just bills!
Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon : )

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Tags and Buttons

Hello again, I have a couple of cards to share which I've made using goodies sent to me by Nicole, of CRAFT QUEEN.      For the first card I've used THIS great tag (kraft on one side and black on the other, I sanded the edges on the black side) and I used a Collections chipboard butterfly, covered in some Prima pp.    The words are also from Collections, and can be found HERE, and the ribbons are HERE, HERE,  and HERE.

For the second card, I had a bit of fun adding ink to one of THESE wooden buttons... I know Nicole has oodles of beautiful buttons in stock, but how great is it to be able to match the colour as needed! I think it's great that the button took the colour so well (I used StaZon rust ink)
I have again used some of that Prima pp, a Collections word, mesh ribbon, grosgrain ribbon, and the butterfly has been cut out of THIS Collections transparency sheet.

Thanks for visiting me,

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Washi Tape Tag

So...How many rolls of washi tape have you got in your stash?   I bet it happens to be more than 2 or 3, and just like me, you're probably wondering how to use them...  I had a bit of a play with a couple of rolls yesterday, and this is what I came up with:

I used the chevron tape to partly cover a kraft tag (carefully lining up the pattern), I also used the green stripe tape to cover a Collections chipboard heart, added the Collections word (sponged with Distress ink) and the gorgeous owl ribbon.    The brown glittery ribbon is HERE

Friday, 22 June 2012

And a Tray

I know, two posts in the one day!!   Blogger is playing nice so I thought I'd share one more project...You'll have to excuse the bad photo, I had to use the flash and only had time to take the one photo...the tray (and a new card kit) had to be posted asap : )   

I've used lots of Collections papers and chipboard, the leaves have been covered with hand-dyed muslin (using GM).    The tray was dry-brushed with gold acrylic paint and rubbed with Distress ink (Vintage Photo) If you happen to have gone to the Craft shows in Brisbane or Sydney, you may have seen it at the Craft Queen stand recently...   Enjoy your day, whatever you may be doing, and thank you for visiting me : )

Collections Goodness

Nicole, owner of CRAFT QUEEN, sent me a Collections card keeper to play with, along with a lot of other great bits and pieces, and here is the end result:

I was able to fit 6 of my cards (3 per side) inside the keeper, which is not bad considering my cards had lots of layers and 3D elements on them : )

I've used: Collections papers, Collections old printed ephemera sheet, Collections labels old, Collections clock faces, Collections chipboard pieces (Heart and Bluebird), and stamped images from Darkroom Door stamp sets Steampunk and Gothic Arches. I've also used THIS crepe ribbon, and lots of this Distress Ink.

Thanks for visiting my humble palace, I hope you enjoyed your stay : )

Friday, 8 June 2012

Some more cards made using CRAFT QUEEN goodies...

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Cards, Cards, and More Cards!

Hello there, I have a few cards to share with you today...
They are part of THIS CRAFT QUEEN card kit, available HERE

I'm sorry I haven't been around much, but every time I have tried to post in Blogger it has been a major pain!

Monday, 14 May 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I wish all the mums out there in blogland a very happy day,

may you be treated like a Queen...