Monday, 5 March 2018

Shoe Sense

Items Used:

Spellbinders - Curved Square
Stampendous Clear Stamps - Shoe Sense
Sue Wilson - Delightful Daisies
Memory Box - Cascading Butterfly Trio
A stitched circle for the sentiment

I masked the shoe to make a pair.
I left the paper in the Curved Square die and gently inked the area to take out that stark white look.
Decided to add some green pencil to the stems and leaves on the curved die as well.
Added pearls, flowers and a butterfly.

Have a great week everyone,
Crafty Hugs,

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Double Z Pop Up Card

Today I would like to share this card that I really enjoyed making for my Daughter.

 Items Used:

Avery Elle - Clear Stamp Set 4"x 6"
Avery Elle Dies - Petals and Stems
Sue Wilson Dies - Arched window / Door
The Sentiment was perfect size but the circle was a little big for this card so I trimmed it.
Impression Obsession - Butterfly Set
Impression Obsession - Cat Set
Impression Obsession - Fence Border Die

Click here for instructions
I varied the measurements on mine to suit what I wanted to do.

Do you have trouble stamping a good impression?
The Misti is a marvellous tool to help with that.
However not everyone likes to pay the price.
I have an alternative.....

If you have access to an IKEA store they have a wonderful
photo frame that will do nicely.

The frame has hinges and a soft clear front that does the job perfectly and only cost $7 in Australia.
All you have to do is remove the protective plastic and tape the clear front down that
it doesn't move about.  Just use washi tape to hold your card stock in place while you stamp
and that will work perfectly.  I modified mine a little more and placed a sheet of perspex down
so I can use either washi tape or sticky tape.  I love it and you can stamp over and over again until
you have the desired affect.

Or you can go to more trouble and follow these instructions

I do hope I have helped to improve your stamping.

Crafty Hugs,

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Love to Fish

Hello Fellow crafters.  Have a great week.

The weather in Brisbane is beautiful with a lovely cool breeze.
A bit different to a couple of weeks ago.

Items Used:

Boys will be Boys - Digital Image - Cody Fishing
Impression Obsession - Sea Birds
Impression Obsession - Nautical mini set (Dolphin)
Cheery Lyn Fishing Boat set (Logs)
Pencils, Inks and Copic Pens

About the centre cut out:
Because I didn't have a die the right size for the centre of the frame cut out I used a Spellbinders
rectangle die that was smaller than the cut out.  I pencilled the size of the picture and placed the die with the outside on the line and had to replace the die four times to get the right size.
I just cut out some corner pieces for the photo album affect.

Have a great week all our Crafty Talents and don't forget to put
your entry in for our February Challenge.
Who can believe it's February already.

Crafty Hugs, Carol x

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Enjoying the Little Things

Happy New Year Everyone!
I called this card "enjoying the little things" because that is my wish 
for you (as well as me) for this year.
That we will take time to enjoy God's creation as well as appreciating 
the people in our lives.

Items used for this card:

BBS - Daisy Collection digi - Laying in the field

Coloured with colour pencils.
Not sure about the Sun and the Greeting.

Crafty Hugs, Carol x

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Vase of Flowers

I though I would try a vase of flowers for a change.
Unfortunately the colours in the flowers didn't come out as much in the photo.

Items Used:
Joy Crafts Dies and Stamps- Flower 2 pc
Sue Wilson - Pine Twig
Metal Die - Stitched Tag
Impression Obsession - Greeting Set
Marianne Design - Butterfly 3

You may do better with the vase shape, nothing to help with it.
The top (flowers) slips out of the vase (doubled card stock) with card to write your greeting on.

Thank you for visiting.
Crafty Hugs, Carol

Wednesday, 3 January 2018


Easy but affective card.

I pencil coloured the background.
Coulture Creations - Celebrate
Stampin' up - Star Blast

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

The Gingerbread Mansion

This was our amazing Gingerbread Mansion designed and made by our 
14 year old grandson and his mum.

They had toffee for the windows and tea light candles inside for lights on. 
Verandahs, Awnings, open front door, snow dripping down and the beautiful 
Bay Window shape in the front.
I wouldn't mind a house like it.

They did an amazing job of it.  

Below is a different angle.

I do hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas as much as we did.
All the best of Health, Happiness and Safety for 2018.

God Bless,  Crafty Hugs, Carol x