Thursday 26 December 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps Inspiration - Sweet Little Prince

Good morning! It's my turn to share a little Waltzingmouse Stamps inspiration over on the Inspiration Blog.

As I am all done with Christmas crafting I altered a Graphic 45 Matchbook Box featuring Nordic Baby and Pinstripe Mini stamps. 

On the chipboard onsie I added a layer of gesso and then stamped the Pinstripe Mini with distress ink. The baby shoes, from Nordic Baby has been stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and I trimmed them out with a scissors, before inking the edges with Brushed Corduroy ink. 

I painted the Little Prince with white acrylic paint and the crown in Pearl Mint Frost, then I stamped Sweet, also from Nordic Baby, onto the crown. 

All of the papers and chipboard embellishments are from Fab Scraps

Thanks so much for dropping by today. 

Saturday 21 December 2013

Bellariffic Fridays - Anything Goes!!

Good morning Bloggers!! We are officially in Christmas holiday mode and this may well be my last post before the Big Beardy Guy comes down the chimney! The kids are excited, I'm excited.. and even the dog is excited because of our excitement, lol. Just a couple more last minute things to do and then it's sit back and eat, drink and be merry ... until the diet starts in January <- famous last words!! :P

Anywhooo.. this week we had a fabulous challenge for Stamping Bella's Bellariffic Friday - Anything Goes! Yes, it's fabulous because you get to do whatever you want, as long as you use a Stamping Bella stamp of course ;) 

I took the opportunity to do a little mixed media again.. love love love it!!.. and I altered a Chipboard Bookmark featuring  Journal Your ART OUT THE WALL with Words

I covered the bookmark with notebook paper and then a page from the copic magazine, adhering them with mod podge. Then I added some watered down gesso before using gelatos to add some colour. I stamped the brick wall background with Staz-On and then stamped out the words on white card, cutting them out and sticking them down with mod podge. 

I used some heavy modelling paste with a Dylusions stencil to make the bubbles, and once they dried I painted them with Pearl Frost Mint acrylic paint. 

I added some Prima Washi Tape and them some foam Thickers to spell out the READ -  adding some black dots to outline the letters. Finally, I added a chain and charm through the hole at the top. 

Supplies Used - 
Stamps - Stamping Bella
Bare Chipboard Bookmark - Crafty Cutting
Paint, Modelling Paste, Swivel Clasps & Muse Tokens - Cardz n Scrapz
Gelatos, Mod Podge, Washi tape, Sharpie Paint Pen (Black)  - Stash

Our next challenge will be on Friday JANUARY 10th! and it’s an inspiration challenge… you can make multiple entries and just email them to Emily for the post on Jan. 10th.
Here’s the inspiration photo.. use any element, or overall “feeling” you get and send it in!

I am entering this into the Crafting Ireland / Mixed Media Place challenge. You can find all the details on the challenge HERE

Have a wonderful day!

Friday 20 December 2013

WOW! Embossing - Family Ties

Good morning!! Today I have another  mixed media canvas to share. I made this one for this month's challenge inspiration over on WOW! Embossing and the theme is Family

I created the background by layering on some Prima papers - Buff by Julie Nutting - and then covered it gesso. mixed with a little water for a more white wash look. Then I added some texture with dry wall tape, washi tape, stiff lace and modelling paste. I used a stencil for the modelling paste. I heat dry each layer with my WOW! heat tool to speed things up. 

Once the background had dried I used some bubble wrap with embossing ink and Copper Pearl embossing powder

Taking my Silicone Moulds I made some Roses and Daisies with Melt-It powder mixed with Copper, Gold, & Pearl powders. I arranged them around the Family Ties wheel adding a key tied with gold ribbon. To finish I added a fabric butterfly and some wooden hearts. 

WOW! Products Used:

You still have time to enter this month's challenge. Just click the graphic below to go directly to the challenge post. 


Theme for the month: Family!

I am also entering into the Mixed Media Place Emotions challenge - Calm. Having my family around me is when I'm most relaxed and happy, they are my calm.


La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Seeing Double

Howdy and happy Friday!!! We start the school Christmas break in less than two hours and I am soooooo looking forward to spending a lot of time with my kiddos for the next two weeks. They are growing up so fast, our days of "you know what" are fast coming to an end :( So we will enjoy it while it lasts :D 

This week over on La-la Land Crafts we have a great inspiration theme - Seeing Double; use 2 images/papers/etc on your projects. I have altered a paper bag and featured Christmas ornament Luka and Tuffy on it. 

I've used a selection of dies: Heart bannerPretty poinsettiaHeart fenceStitched scallops borderFiligree corner and I inked them all with Brushed Corduroy distress ink. The papers are from Basic Grey's Jovial collection. 

Copic Markers used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E15, E17, E18
Vest - E42, E43, E44, G20, G21
Pants - B91, B93, B95, B97
Ornament/Tuffy's Hat - R43, R24, R46
Tuffy - E41, E42, E43

You can join in on all the La-La Land Crafts fun over on our Facebook Page, where you can also post your own La-la Land Crafts creations. You can also find us on Twitter!


Monday 16 December 2013

Altered Canvas Swap

Good morning! Popping in very quickly to share a canvas I made recently for a friend as part of a swap. 

I had such a blast creating this and was quite pleased with the result. 

5x7" Canvas 
*Grid & Sentiment stamps
*Papers, flowers and the clock stencil from Prima Marketing
*Manila tag
 *Mod podge
*Modelling paste
*Gelatos & Creall Silkies
*Glimmer mist (Bubblegum, Patina & Apple)
*Dylusions Spray (white)
*Washi tape
*Journalling pen
*Glossy accents. 
*Dry wall tape
*Pearl Pen

The hearts have been covered in gesso, coloured with Creall Silkies and sealed with glossy accents. Sadly, I can't clearly pick the glossy accents up, as I broke the bulb from my light tent and the daylight is awful lately. 

I am entering into the Mixed Media Place challenge, which was to use Glossy Accents. 

Have a great day! I am off to finish my Christmas shopping and hopefully fit in a little crafty time in the afternoon.


Friday 13 December 2013

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Alter Something

Good morning and TGIF!!!! This week over on La-la Land Crafts our inspiration theme is 

Alter Something. 

I have had the 3D Fancy Pages Album kit for a while now and hadn't had time to work with it so it was the perfect excuse to pretty it up. I used a LOT of dies on it (30) - a little friendly competition was behind that! lol. 

Bellariffic Fridays - A Sketch

Good  morning!! Today I have a card to share for Bellariffic Friday over on Stamping Bella. This week we had a sketch to follow.. 

and this is my take on it. I used UPTOWN GIRLS VICTORIA and JULIETTE, I just love these girls!! 

Check out the rest of the Bella Babes makes over on the blog. Don't forget to drop in Stamping Bella Facebook pagefor all the latest news, and the SB Sisterhood group to share your wonderful makes with us!!

Have a great day!!!

Monday 9 December 2013

Crafting Ireland Guest Tutorial - Waltzingmouse Stamps

Good morning!! Today I have a guest tutorial over on Crafting Ireland showing a quick and simple Christmas card featuring Waltzingmouse Stamps - Ornate Ornaments

 I am all about quick and simple these days as I'm fast running out of time to mail make my Christmas cards. Where did those past 11 months get to?! lol. 

You can find the tutorial HERE

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday 7 December 2013

Stamping Bella Bellariffic Fridays - Winter Wonderland

Howdy bloggers!! I'm just popping in with a card I made for Bellariffic Friday, and this week we have a Winter Wonderland theme. 

I used inspiration from Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist when making my tag and the tag I was inspired to CASE was Day 11 from 2012, Carolyn Peeler's fabulous creation!! 

My image is Irma & Vieno by Mo Manning for Stamping Bella, and I've coloured them up with copic markers. I trimmed them out, adhered them to the tag with 3D foam and then added some Star Dust Stickles to their hats. 

The papers are Basic Grey Jovial and I've layered them up before adding edging all around the tag using Fran-tage Chunky Enamel. To finish I added some seam binding through the punched hole and some crystal gems on the sentiment and seam binding. 

Check out the rest of the Bella Babes makes over on the blog. Don't forget to drop in Stamping Bella Facebook pagefor all the latest news, and the SB Sisterhood group to share your wonderful makes with us!!

Have a great day!!!

Friday 6 December 2013

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Blue, Brown & White

We have a new Inspiration post over on the La-La Land Craft blog today and this week our theme is 

Blue, Brown & White

I revamped a milk carton I had made a while back, adding Christmas Present Luka and the accompanying sentiment. I filled the carton with Christmas candies before sealing it with some brown card folded and adhered over the top. 

I stamped Luka out onto Make it Colour Blending card and coloured him up with Copic Markers - 
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E74, E77, E79
Shirt/Shoes - E42, E43, E44, E47
Hat/Pants - B91, B93, B95, B97
Gift - Y21, Y26, Y28. R22, R24, R27

You can join in all the fun here at La-La Land Crafts by adding your creations to our Facebook Page and Twitter

Have a great Friday!!

Saturday 30 November 2013

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Pink Christmas

Howdy!! Popping by quickly with a card I made for this week's La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday. 

This week we are all about Pink Christmas

I stamped Marci onto Make it Colour blending card and coloured her up with Copic Markers:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Clothes - R81, R83, R85. YG61, YG63, R24, R29
Candy Cane - RV10, RV11, RV13

The papers are Kaisercraft's Bubblegum Hills Collection and I've matted it with both pink and white cardstock from Papermill Direct

Check out the rest of Team Friday's Pink Christmas creations over on the La-La Land Crafts blog and can also keep with the latest new on our Facebook Page or Twitter

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Saturday 23 November 2013

Bellariffic Fridays - Inspiration #5

Hi! Popping in quickly with my card for this week's Bellariffic Friday. This week we had an Inspiration challenge using the picture below. 

My card features Life is Good, one of Diane Duda's fabulous stamps. My take on the inspiration photo was to use baker's twine (spools) and also use the twine to tie a bow. 

I stamped my image onto Make it Colour blending card and coloured her up with copic markers and I kept the card really clean and simple. Love how it turned out. 

Check out the rest of the Bella Babes makes over on the blog. Don't forget to drop in Stamping Bella Facebook pagefor all the latest news, and the SB Sisterhood group to share your wonderful makes with us!!

Have a great day!!!

Friday 22 November 2013

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Flags and/or Banners

Good morning! It's Friday and that means we have a new Inspiration Friday for you over on La-La Land Crafts. This week our theme is...

Flags and/or Banners

I created the snow scene  using white paint, very coarse glitter and mod podge. The trees have been coloured with copic markers and have a thick layer of glossy accents added. 

I made the flag using a stick from a cake pop :)

Copic Markers
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Clothes - B91, B93, B95, B97. E42, E43, E44. Star Dust Stickles
Gifts - B12, B14, B18. Y13, Y15, Y18. R24, R43, R46. G20, G21, G24. Y21, Y26, Y28

You can join in all the fun here at La-La Land Crafts by adding your creations to our Facebook Page or Twitter

Have a great day!!

Thursday 21 November 2013

A Waltzingmouse Christmas Day Four

Well, it's the last day or our Waltzingmouse Christmas inspiration posts and I do hope you enjoyed the amazing talent from the whole design team. Thanks so much to everyone who visited over the past few days, we hope you picked up some crafty ideas.  

Today we are showing off our handmade Christmas decorations and for this I made some baubles. I have also done a quick tutorial for these and you can find it over on the Crafting Ireland blog

My baubles feature  2011 Holiday Ornaments, Ornate Ornaments & Alpine Christmas stamps. I made 3 different sized, shaped and coloured baubles. They are such fun and soooo easy to do. 

Red & Green featuring 2011 Holiday Ornaments 
(2011 Heirloom Ornaments Nestabilities)

Red & Gold featuring 2011 Holiday Ornaments and Ornate Ornaments 
(2011 Heirloom Ornaments Nestabilities)

Blue & White featuring Ornate Ornaments & Alpine Christmas

On the Blue & White bauble I've heat embossed some snowflakes (from the Alpine Christmas stamp set) with clear embossing powder which is hard to pick it up on camera but it's much clearer 'in the flesh'.  

Well that is it from me, but to find more Christmas Decoration inspiration just follow the links below :)


Wednesday 20 November 2013

A Waltzingmouse Christmas Day Three

Good morning! It's Day Three of A Waltzingmouse Christmas and today the design team are sharing TAGS!!! 

(Apologies for the bad photos, I am having camera issues. I will replace the photos when I get it sorted)

Left to right
Tag 1 - I created a rosette from a 1" x 12" strip of patterned paper, scoring at every 0.5" and folding accordion style. I stamped the bauble with Fired Brick Distress ink and tied 2 bells to the top using some twine. I then added a thick layer of Glossy Accents. Both the bauble and sentiment are from Folk Art Christmas Additions

Tag 2 - I stamped the bells with Scattered Straw distress ink and tied them together with bakers twine, adding a metal JOY charm. The sentiment is from Seasonal Flourishes

Tag 3 - The reindeer is stamped out with Brushed Corduroy distress ink and coloured with copic markers. For the background I layered up some papers and sealed them with mod podge. I heat embossed some chunky white enamel to create snow and I added some white circles using a Bubbles stencil and modelling paste. I inked all the edges with Broken China ink. The sentiment is a mix of two sentiments from Seasonal Flourishes

You will find more Tag inspiration on each of the blogs listed below. 
Thanks for visiting!! 

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Peace - Winter Tag

If you are looking for A Waltzingmouse Christmas you can click HERE or scroll down to the next post. 

Hi! Today I have a little WOW! Embossing inspiration. Following along with our theme this month, Christmas and/or Winter, I have made a Winter tag. 

To create the background I started with some blue snowflake paper and added a thin layer of gesso over most of it. Then I added some mesh and more gesso. Using a stencil and modelling paste I added some bubbles. 

For the snowflakes I first embossed them with Clear Gloss and then some Mojave.

I coloured the tree with a green copic marker (G21) and then spritzed it with Kiwi Glimmer Mist, dried it off with a heat gun and then embossed it with Clear Gloss. 

I sprinkled some Nice Ice Blue and Mojave onto mod podge and heat embossed it so that the powders melted into the mod podge. 

I stamped the sentiment onto white card with Memento black ink and then cut the letters apart. I adhered them with mod podge and then put a thick layer of glossy accents over them. Finally, I inked the edges with Broken China distress ink. 

WOW Embossing Products Used: 
Powders: Nice Ice Blue, Mojave & Clear Gloss
Heat Tool 


Theme for the month: Christmas and Winter!

I have entered this tag into the Mixed Media Place Glimmer Mist challenge