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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Fresh Mother's Day card

Just popping in today to share a Mother's Day card I made using Docrafts goodies...

Now I can't decide whether to give this to my Mother-In-Law or my own mum.  I'll have to decide nearer the time after I've made another Mother's Day card!

Here's a list of the Docrafts goodies I used:
Simply Floral 6 x 6 paper pack
Xcut 5mm 2-in1 Corner Punch
Simply Floral 2m Stitched Trims (ribbon)
Simply Floral Die-cut Notelets set 
Xcut Butterflies die setSimply Floral Die-cut Sentiments  (tags)

Here's a list of Docrafts stockists.  If you can't find a particular item, let me know and I'll see if I can track it down for you - just leave me a comment to this post!

Thank you for visiting me today - I always appreciate it when you've time to come along and even leave me a comment.  I will see you soon when I'm on my blog rounds later - see you then!

Saturday, 28 February 2015

I've got great news!

In fact I've got two pieces of great news!  First up, I got featured over at the Little Red Wagon with my circle shaker card that you can see here.

My second piece of news is even BIGGER!  If you've seen my FB page you'll already know this - I got a job offer to New Zealand for a 12 month secondment!  Once we're over there (we'll be living in Auckland), I'll then be looking for a permanent job.

Most of you will know that I've been trying for years now to get a job so when I got the offer on Thursday, we were over the moon!  Now I've got to get my sh*t together as I start in June - eeek!

Friday, 27 February 2015

Alical Bel inspiration time!

(Please scroll down for my very last La-La Land Crafts DT post!)

The Alicia Bel design team is giving you some inspiration from the fabulous digi stamps available in the store.  I decided to use the fabulously fun Super Chica...

We all know a Super Chica, don't we?!  I love this image and thought she'd be perfect for a girlfriend achieving just like Superwoman would!I used My Favorite Things sun ray die and alpha dies and I hand cut the yellow "pow" piece (I have no idea what to call it, lol!).

I got out my Promarkers to colour this lady in so I could enter it into this week's Passion For Promarkers challenge and I chose S for Super!

You can see more gorgeous inspiration over at the blog here.  That really is it from me today - see you again soon!

Bye bye La-La Land Crafts!

Bit of a sad day today - this is my last card and post as a design team member for La-La Land Crafts.  I've been on the team for 10 months and decided that it was time to go and stretch my creativity elsewhere.  I will definitely miss playing with the gorgeous goodies and I will miss the team even more - what a great bunch, so friendly and supportive.  I know I have made some very good friends and will keep in touch with them.

So for my last week, the design team were asked to follow a sketch.  Now as most of you know, I don't like using sketches - they feel too restrictive to me, but I actually enjoyed following this one. Here is my DT take on it...

La-La Land Crafts goodies used:

Copics used:
Face: E000, E00, E21, R02, R05
Hair: C03, C05, C07, C09
Outfit: C01, C03, C05, C07, C09, R20, R22, R25, R27

Isn't she a cutie?  I used some Doodlebug papers and finished it off with some teeny weeny white buttons.  Check out the rest of the DT creations over at the blog here and I will be back later with my Alicia Bel DT post - see you then!

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Nothing's better than special delivery

Well, of course there's chocolate and champagne but getting a handmade card through the post feels really good too!  I made this card using some gorgeous SugarPea Designs goodies...

I this this set is great for guys - cute but not too cute!  I used the Happy Mail stamp set and the paper planes are from the Special Delivery set, cut with the die from the Special Delivery Accents die set.  I created the frame using two different sizes from my Nesties squares dies.  And do you like the blue and orange background?  I can't tell you about them yet, but consider it an unofficial sneak peek!!

For the background I used one of the borders from this month's freebie stamp set (you can get if you spend more than $60 in the store) called Build-A-Background - Basics.

That's it from me today.  Thank you for visiting and I'll be back later in the week so for now - have a great week!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

What a nice surprise!

I had completely forgotten that I had completed a magazine commission last November for Lili of the Valley and it was being published this month so what a nice surprise I had when I saw it on the shop shelf today with one of my cards making the front page!

Yep, that's my girlie card on the front - I am sure Christine will be very proud of me using so much pink!  Here's a peek at the cards I made...

I used papers from the Country Meadow and Snow Princess pads and you can find all of the girl stamps in this section here.  I used my new Polychromos pencils and lots of My Favorite Things dies.

I'm off now to do all of my post holiday ironing and later going for a family dinner to celebrate Chinese New Year.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll be back on Tuesday with my SugarPea Designs DT post.  Ta ta!

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Alicia Bel new release

The Alicia Bel new releases for this month is now available in store and the design team are showcasing them over at the blog today.  I decided to use the beautiful Elegant Bride...

A very girlie card for me!  This lady is so beautiful.  I coloured her with my new Polochromos pencils and added some Glamour Dust on the roses, her tiara and earrings.  The papers are called Dearly Beloved by NitWit Collections and the sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp.  I also used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside border die to create the curved border.

Check out the rest of the design team's creations over at the blog here.  I will be back soon - enjoy the rest of your weekend!


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