Friday, November 30, 2012

Elf Maya

Another christmas card with the sweetest image!

This darling is a Whiff of Joy stamp 'Elf Maya & Kitty Writing Santa's List'. She is so cute and such a joy to colour and of course I have coloured with Copics.

The large post card stamp is Whiff of Joy 'Vintage German Postcard' and was a perfect match for this image. When my kids were little they would write a wish list for father christmas, even though they are to big for that now they still get super excited about christmas :)

Lots of my favourites on this card - mini tag is Whiff of Joy 'Sweet Tags with Hearts', Whiff of Joy 'Twiner' die, Whiff of Joy twine, flowers and doily from my stash of goodies.

Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments! 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Heart Pin Cushion

I have one last little project to share with you from my November A La Tarte kit........included in the kit is a Maya Road linen heart and what a perfect solution for my hat pins!

Small bits and pieces like hat pins are packed away in my drawers and sadly I have to admit, I forget about them at times. So I decided to make a pin cushion to display them :)

I hand stitched with red cotton and adhered the ribbon flowers from the kit to make it look all pretty for my craft area! And I added some ribbon so I can hang it above my desk where I can easily see it!

I have done a little tutorial, so have a look here for some details and thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Less then a month til christmas!!!! I need to speed up on my christmas cards otherwise I am not going to have enough or run out of time :(

But its really easy when you have a gorgeous selection of christmas stamps! This little cutie is from Whiff of Joy's Winter Stamp kit, I added a bit of stickles to his christmas bauble for a bit of sparkle.

The patterned papers are Teresa Collins 'Christmas Cottage', handmade rose and Wild Orchid roses, button and muslin from my stash. With some inking and machine stitching to finish it off.

The mini tag is a Whiff of Joy die 'Sweet Tags with Hearts' and the little christmas tree is a Whiff of Joy charm - some of my favourites!

Thank you for stopping by, I will be back with some more christmas cards!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

'Love the Outdoors'

A layout with my A La Tarte kit and randomly stamped the background with the rose stamp. Love the rustic colours of the Glitz papers, so they were perfect for the an outsdoors layout of my daughter.

My girl fishing, well trying to - she did't catch a thing :(

Close ups.............

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Holiday Magic!

The new Whiff of Joy challenge - #143 is an inspiration challenge and what a gorgeous pic it is! I would love to be near some snow and ice right now, our temps are in the 40's at the moment.

Even colouring this cute little snowman made me laugh, while we are 'melting' in this heat and drinking heaps of water, other parts of the world are all rugged up and drinking hot chocolate!

Had a bit of extra fun and made a shaker card and filled it with lots of little pretties - mini snowflakes, clear micro beads and some coarse silver glitter.

This sentiment is also Whiff of Joy and is from the Banners and Sentiment set.

Hope you can join us again and its a great way to get your christmas cards made in time :)

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Lots of cards today with the gorgeous A La Tarte kit this month from Lime Tart.
First up, you know I love my layers so I had pop up some layers with 3D foam tape to create this lovely 3D rose - love this technique!
 Kept the design of the card pretty simple, placing emphasis on my rose.

Another matching card with a similar design.

And another to make a set :)

Another card, a little more details though and a gate fold card.

Close up, the yellow tag is made from a full 12 x 12 sheet of washi that is included in the kit!

View of the inside.

Such an easy card to make but the end result is gorgeous!

Thats it for tonight, short and sweet :) Life has been a bit busy with my hubby being sick and in hospital and life doesn't stop for these 'hiccups' along the way.............LOL. So I have a bit of catching up to do in pretty much everything and also blogging so I will see you all soon.

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments!

Friday, November 16, 2012

'Yours Truly'

I love the papers in this months A La Tarte kit - a full 6x6 pad of Glitz papers 'Yours Truly', a gorgeous combination of colours and prints and went perfectly with the stunning stamp set!

I have quite a few projects to share with you and I especially had fun with my Copics and the flower images. A great source of stress relief so I have coloured heaps of the flower images :)

Some tags...........

I loved how these roses turned out, such a rich gorgeous colour!

And these to.....had heaps of fun with my Copics!

Some stitching, kraft card stock and twine to finish them off.

Some wrapping paper stamped randomly with the rose image. Great idea to get your kids to make their own wrapping paper and they will have heaps of fun to!

A close up of the tag :)

I will be back in a few days to share some more Lime Tart projects, the kit is packed with gorgeous goodies, so be quick and grab one here.

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Whiff of Joy November Preview 3

Hello everyone, today is Whiff of Joy's blog hop but unfortunately I have had computer problems this week and a medical emergency today so had to pull out last minute.

So I thought I would quickly post my card that was for the blog hop and tell you about WOJ Challenges latest challenge - #142 which started today and is a gorgeous sketch by Karina.

This cutie is Maya and Kitty Drinking Hot Tea and I have used Karina's lovely sketch.

Whiff of Joy's new stamps are now available and don't forget to join in the fun with WOJ's blog hop, you can find the start here.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Whiff of Joy's November Preview 2.

I am back with another gorgeous image from Whiff of Joy - 'Santa Riding Through a Winter's Night'.

Isn't it the cutest Santa and reindeer you have seen?

The papers are MME 'All Is Bright' and I have used the red and beige patterned papers from this range. The sentiment, tag and ribbon are all Whiff of Joy - 'Festive Occasions', 'Sweet Tags' and Christmas Red satin ribbon. And I used the lovely sketch by Kathrin at The Sketchy Challenges and turned it around to suite my image.

Don't forget Whiff of Joy's blog hop on the 7th November and thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Whiff of Joy November Previews

Today starts off Whiff of Joy's November sneak peeks and what a gorgeous release this month! I have a beautiful image to share with you today - 'Maria & Baby Jesus'.

I went with non-traditional christmas colours and used Authentique's 'Journey' papers, soft greys and highlights of blues. Finished it off with a mixture of flowers, a doily and pearls.

Added some muslin to the centre of the flowers for extra texture.

The sentiment is Whiff of Joy's 'Festive Occasions' and has to be one of my favourite sets of sentiment stamps.

Don't forget to visit my fellow Whiff of Joy team mates for more sneak peeks and the new release will be available on the 7th November and join us for our monthly blog hop!

Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments.