Sunday, May 22, 2016

Make It Monday #249: Make It with Money

This week's Make It Monday is making it with money. I made a small paper hat and put it on the large Simply Jane cameo die cut (4 stacked together) glued only at the neck down. The sentiment is from Club Scrap's Destinations kit. The frame from Simply Jane is stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used Tim Holtz' marker spritzer with some Distress Markers and then wiped them for a little background color.

The sentiment inside is from Road Trip.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Graduation Party Invitation

The card base is Papertrey Ink's Fresh Snow Linen cardtock, the diecuts are Stamper's Select White (Mat Stack 1 and For the Graduate). The stamp sets used are For the Graduate and Just the Ticket.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I Know You

Outlines Alaphabet from Papertrey Ink with the y tail cut out with a craft knife, stamped along a pencil line (gotta love a good eraser). Stampin' Up Painted Petals flowers stamped on pink patterned paper.The yellow and pink gingham comes from Brenda Walton's Dollhouse scrap pad by K&Compay.


Not much happening on the workdesk today. Because. . .

I keep getting up to hit the ceiling (all the dots) ...

Because the wind damage that happened in January and contractor promised to fix in February is still not fixed and a mother squirrel has started moving her pups in (hence the beating on the ceiling in a futile attempt to persuade them to move out). Due to the special brilliance of the previous owner there is no attic just a small space between roof and the ceiling. So not much crafting. There has been a lot of cussing though.

Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground for a peek at more crafty spaces.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


I just have a row or two left, all I need is to find some suitable doublepoint needles. Then it'll be time to start the second part. Not much time for crafting this week with this and that going on. I can't believe I've been mowing the grass for three weeks already as it's only the end of April. Keeping my fingers crossed this week's linking will be less adventurous than last week : D.

Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground for a gander at more crafting spaces.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


My glamorous photo studio lol.  The details of the card (all gussied up) can be found here. When the ribbon is pulled the top half of the focal point pulls up and another sentiment slides out at the bottom thanks to Papertrey Ink's Movers & Shakers: Sliders die.

I'm knitting the gauge for the tea cozy. I've totally abandoned my original idea thanks to Julia and Lunch Lady Jan : D. It's a thick yarn on size 11 US needles. This Denise Interchangeable Knitting set has proved an excellent investment, I only wish it went down to size 1. I guess that's what double points are for : D.  So in the next couple of weeks the tea pot should be properly clothed. Why a couple of weeks? There's a second bit that needs sorting lol.

So head over to Julia's Stamping Ground for a gander at other crafty spots around the globe : D.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Papertrey Ink April 2016 Create Along With Us Challenge

I finally tackled the Movers & Shakers: Sliders die, and once I actually had them in my hands (after watching Nichole's video), it was Easy Peasy.  Stamping the card front and THEN diecutting the top part of the slider works much better than cutting and trying to stamp (just saying lol). I used Spring Rain cardstock for the front stamped with Rainy Day Sentiments with Enchanted Evening for the large drops and Aqua Mist for the smaller. The cloud and Sun are only attached in the middle for extra dimension.

When the ribbon is pulled it pops up the top of the focal point and exposes the slider which is stamped with the solid block from Building Blocks with "We'll be friends until we're old and senile. Then we'll be new friends." written on it.

The focal point base is Stamper's Select White and the Scene It: Skyscapes (cloud and sun) are cut out of  Fresh Snow Linen cardstock. The clouds are painted with Stormy Sky Distress ink and the Sun is painted with Bright Buttercup and Orange Zest. I scored it right at the point that the sun meets the horizon and attached it to the slider at the bottom fold. I stamped the ribbon pull with a pull here sentiment from Movers & Shakers: Sentiments set and is attached to the slider tab with two tiny attachers colored with Ranger Gold Pigment Alcohol Ink. The sentiment is stamped on vellum Fillable Frames #5 stamped with Stazon. It is attached with a line of Tombow Multi behind the "behind".

For this month's Create Along With Us Challenge, I  was inspired by this card made by Heather Nichols cards for the Papertrey Ink April 2016 release

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge is Dimension, and Simon Says Let's Do the Polka, so I'm including it there as well.