Sunday, December 30, 2012

Party Time at The Squirrel & The Fox

Hello everyone...hope your Christmas was wonderful. This will be my last post for the year...WHERE has it gone??!!  Time seems to fly by faster each's getting a bit scary!

We have a new challenge starting today at The Squirrel & The Fox...the theme this fortnight is Party Time...very appropriate with New Year around the corner :) We hope you'll come and play along with us. We had lots of fantastic entries for our Christmas challenge. I think I'm still in Christmas mode as I'm still thinking of ideas for Christmas projects lol  Maybe I'll get a head start on the next one. At the speed they're coming around, it will be here before I know it!!!!!!

For this challenge I made a bottle tag...inspired by my lovely blog buddy Mary J's tag HERE. And Mary's tag was inspired by Shannon's tag HERE. They are both brilliant! I'm going to make some of these for next Christmas but I might put them on homemade sauce instead of wine :)

My tag is to go to one of my nieces for her birthday. I'm thinking of sending a bottle of Tasmanian wine as part of her pressie, so this will dress it up a bit.

Ummmm....I could only find an empty bottle to use as a prop. I don't drink much, so don't have full bottles sitting around :) The card base is SU Concord Crush. I cut the fancy shape with my KNK Maxx from SU Old Olive for the mat and X-Press It blending card for the image. The image is a freebie I picked up from Bugaboo quite a while ago and the wording is computer generated. The image has been coloured with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils. Little rhinestones have been added for a bit of bling qnd the panel has been popped up on foam dots.

Thanks for looking........have a wonderful day :)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

I'm so excited!! And Merry Christmas everyone :)

I probably won't be posting again before Christmas so I'd like to wish everyone a wonderful, peaceful Christmas and a very happy new year. I hope 2013 is a better year for all of us! I'd particularly like to thank my lovely cyber friends for taking the time to come and visit...and leave comments on my projects. It means so much to me that you take the time to do this...big hugs to you xx

Well, I finally bit the bullet and put my mind to doing a print & cut with a graphic. Probably doesn't sound like much of an achievement for those of you that have been doing them, but I kept putting it off, thinking it would be tedious & frustrating to learn! Nothing could be further from the was sooo easy once I went through it. I learnt a lot while conquering another learning curve to add to the never ending list lol

Thanks to the lovely Brianna from the MTC forum for all her help...made the process a lot less stressful...waving to you Brianna :) Working with MTC makes cutting soooooo much easier than it was when I first started and was using the software that came with my cutter. MTC is so user friendly and has so many fabulous features. I'm so pleased I found it! LOVE it :)

I made a couple of 3D ornaments as my learning exercise. The file is a Lettering Delights print & cut file...from the new Swell Noel collection. I imported the graphic file into MTC by pixel tracing. When I cut the first lot of ornament pieces I discovered that I needed to re-calibrate Maxx to MTC for this function. I'd done this originally in the KNK program but the settings weren't quite right with MTC. There were white edges showing in some places. After sorting out the offset, the second ornament files cut perfectly :) Thanks also to Sandy McCauley for a brilliant user guide for using Maxx with MTC.

Here's what I'm so excited about lol

And a close up:

The ornament on the left was my first attempt. I coloured the white edges with a marker so it's hard to see where the problem is now. I got a bit carried away with the second ornament...I used fine jewellery wire for the hanger and broke out my little stash of beads to hang on the bottom. There is a tiny silver bell to finish off :)

I love this set of files and will be making more ornaments, in the different shapes, for next Christmas. I'm going to try and start very early so I can get everything made that I want to. The only thing this is missing is a bit of bling lol  I'm waiting for some Glitter Dust to arrive, then everything I lay my hands on will be sprayed :)  Apparently the glitter dust doesn't wet the paper, so it doesn't warp. That's my only complaint with the shimmer mists, so I'm looking forward to trying it out.

Thanks for looking.........have a wonderful day :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Elf on the version :)

I'm back with a little elf I whipped up today. Saw this on the Make-The-Cut forum. One of the clever ladies, Darlene, made a file for him and I just had to give him a go...he's so cute :) I had to wait for my SU order to arrive so I had the skinny cello bags for the legs. They had to be shortened for this little guy but other than that, they're perfect.

Darlene made her elves with lolly arms as well as legs but I didn't want to do that so used pipe cleaners for his arms...that idea came from another forum member. The MTC forum is a great place to get inspiration and everyone there is friendly, supportive and encouraging. It's my favourite forum!

All the elf parts were cut with my KNK Maxx. SU Very Vanilla was used for the body, Choc Chip for the hair, Handsome Hunter (retired) for the shoes and Basic Black for the mittens. The tunic, collar & hat were cut from scraps of retired Kaiser DP. I made trims for his hat and shoes in white CS and covered with Kindy Glitz...the pom pom has the same treatment. The legs are filled with Christmas M&Ms. The face is hand drawn, with a little chalk added to his cheeks. To finish I added little gold jingle bells to his shoes.

And to think that I'm giving this to a toddler who will probably destroy him to get at the lollies lol  Oh well, I know she'll like him :)

I'm entering him into the following challenges:

Tuesday Alchemy - Anything But a Card
Anything Goes Challenge - Traditional Christmas Colours
Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Christmas

Thanks for looking.........have a wonderful day :)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Star Ornaments

YAY...I'm getting to the end of my Christmas projects! When I saw the ornament on the cover of the SU mini catalogue I just HAD to make one lol So, I lashed out and bought the set of dies and stamps. Now I have to make LOTS of these to justify the outlay!! Having only received my order last week, I didn't think I could manage to get any done in between all the other things that  needed doing...but...a few (very!) late nights later, I have 3 done! I'll have to work on some more after Christmas and get them ready to send for Christmas next year. I'm aiming to make one of these for each of my best friends :)

This is my first & green:

And the back...

Then I made a purple & green one :)

Then a green & red one:

I wanted to make a box to store this one and was going to use a template I found online but then had the bright idea of using the empty Lindt boxes that were left from the Lindt treat boxes I filled. They are the perfect size. I created the top panel in MMS and printed extra coordinating papers to make side, bottom & inside liner panels. All the elements used for this are from a digi kit by Summer Driggs called this kit!

Here's the ornament snuggled into its box...

Cardstock is all SU...Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Riding Hood Red, Real Red. Matching ink pads were used. The last ornament was stamped with green Ranger Archival ink. Centres are Kaiser Sparklets and a rhinestone circlet. Tulle & organza were sourced from Spotlight. The Christmas sentiment on the back is a freebie from Bizzy Bec's. I spritzed the last ornament liberally with  Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist...looks lovely IRL.

If you'd been watching me with the glue gun, you'd probably have been rolling around the floor laughing...I had the stuff EVERYWHERE!!!!!!  Little strings all over the place lol  I got better as I went along but I don't think the glue gun & I will ever become the very best of friends :)

I'm entering these in the following challenges:

Anything But a Card - Challenge #8
Crafting For All Seasons - Green & Red + Glitter/Sparkle
Divas by Design - Use Some Red

Thanks for looking........have a wonderful day :)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Special Request - Another Bugaboo Santa :)

I had a request recently from my niece in Queensland, for a Christmas card with a bike on it!! Rona is a breast cancer survivor and last year decided to enter the (Brisbane) Ride to Conquer Cancer. The ride covers 200km over 2 days! I admire her so much for doing this and was very proud of her when she completed the course. She entered again this year and is intending to do the ride again next year. Her lovely hubby supported and helped train her but this year he hurt his shoulder and couldn't ride with her. She asked if I could make the card for a woman that helped her out with her training, etc...that's why she wanted a bike theme.

I mulled this over for some days and was stumped...just couldn't work out how I was going to incorporate a bike into Christmas for an adult woman...if it had been a child it would have been much easier :) Anyhow, eventually I came up with an idea...but then I had to work out how to execute it. I thought I'd put a Santa on a bike with a Chrissy tree in  the basket...good start I'm thinking...BUT where to find a Santa and bike to put together?? In the end I used my KNK Maxx to cut a bike file from SVG Cuts and went back to my (this year) much loved Bugaboo Santas.

Here's what I came up with:

  What a job...there's a LOT of surgery here!! :)  I took the Santa sitting on a bauble and cut away his bauble...then I had to cut away his legs as they were going the wrong way and were too short! I used the legs from one of the other Santas in the set to place under this Santa's I guess you could say he has transplanted legs lol Poor Santas, they're probably feeling not very happy with me at present :)

I made the bike pink...for breast cancer awareness...thought that would be fairly appropriate.

The card base is SU Cherry Cobbler (my fave SU red), the mat is SU Old Olive and the DP is from a 6" MME paper pad that was a freebie with a magazine. Santa was a bit lost on the DP background so I created a white panel with red mat to make him pop. He's been printed onto X-Press It blending card, coloured with Copics and fussy cut. His trims are Frosted Lace Stickles and his beard is puff paint. Gold glitter pen was used on the star. The base layer of the bike is cut from CM silver CS, the grey and pink layers are Grant textured CS, as is the basket. Little rhinestones have been used for the caps on the wheels. The tree was made from basic shapes and cut with Maxx, then decorated with Kindy Glitz and glitter pen. The white panel has been adhered to the front with foam dots.

I'm not sure if I'm entirely happy with the end result...I'm sort of wishing I'd embossed the white panel before adding the image...oh well, too late now! I hope the recipient likes it and appreciates Rona's thoughtfulness in ordering it for her.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Crafting for All Seasons - Green & Red + Glitter/Sparkle
Divas By Design - Use Some Red
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - A Lot Like Christmas

Thanks for looking......have a wonderful day :)

Bugaboo Christmas Tin's starting to look a lot like Christmas in our house now! It's getting very close...Santa will soon be on his merry way lol

Today I have my DT project for our new challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox...our theme this fortnight is CHRISTMAS. A really easy one for this time of year, so no excuse not to play along :)

My project is a repurposed tin! I've been wanting to do one of these for such a long time but just never seemed to get around to it. Not sure what the fascination with repurposing tins is all about lol but I think I've satisfied the urge now.

The tin started out looking like this:

Here's a view from the top of the finished project:

I really wanted to add something dimensional to the lid but couldn't come up with anything I was happy with. Maybe I'll turn up something suitable before I either give it away or find a use for it. I just feel it's a bit blah on top.

I used a Bugaboo Santa from the Stocking Santas set. I've made great use of these this year :) He's been printed onto X-Press It blending card,  coloured with Copics and highlighted with glitter pens. His beard is puff paint and his trims are Stickles. He has been fussy cut and popped up on foam dots. These Santas are soooo cute, I'm loving colouring them up.

These are the other little cupcake boxes I made with the other Santas in the set...following on from my post HERE. I'm really happy with how these turned out.

Please go and check out the beautiful projects by the rest of the DT...links are all on my sidebar.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Anything But a Card - Challenge #8
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Christmas 

Thanks for looking..........have a wonderful day :)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

CAS Christmas Bauble Card

Boy, am I on a roll...three!! posts in one day...wonders will never cease lol

I found a new challenge blog today and thought I'd play along with a card I made last week but hadn't yet posted. You can find the challenge site HERE ... it's called Addicted to CAS. As it turns out, there's a card by one of the DT that's very similar...wonder if we both found our inspiration in the same place? :)  My card was inspired by a card I saw and pinned on Pinterest. I only had one stamp that was suitable so I set about having a go at the design. I created cut files in MTC to make this card and used my SU ornament stamp for the bauble.

I started with a base card of SU Whisper White. The front panel is SU Shimmer White and was cut with Maxx, including the window opening. Then I created a cut file to make an embossing diffuser, so I could selectively emboss the panel around the opening...and to leave a blank panel for the Merry Christmas stamp on the bottom right hand side. I cut the diffuser from 2 pieces of cardboard and glued them together. This was then used as a replacement for the top acrylic plate when I put the embossing sandwich through my Big Shot.

The next step was to stamp the bauble under the opening, directly onto the card base. I used a template of the front panel that I cut in CS, so it all lined-up properly :)  I inked the bauble with Versamark then SU Riding Hood Red, covered in clear embossing powder and heated. The Merry Christmas was stamped in the same colour on the blank panel. The panel is popped up on foam dots and the bauble finished with some little pearls. Last but not least I added a bow in some Christmas ribbon from my stash.

Here's a side view...the embossing shows better in this photo:

I'm not really very good at CAS but I love the look and am going to persevere until I get the hang of it. Now that I've found this new challenge site maybe I'll find some time to play along occasionally :)

I'm entering this in Challenge #2 at Addicted to CAS - Code word BAUBLE

Thanks for looking....have a wonderful day :)

Miss Anya Summer PINH

Hello and happy Sunday to you...hope you're having a relaxing weekend, although with Christmas getting closer by the minute, I don't know how anyone can be relaxed lol

We have a new challenge starting today at The Squirrel & The Fox. The theme this fortnight is SUMMER OR WINTER. I chose to do a summer project and have made a gift for a friend...another post-it note holder but this time I've made one for the larger sized pads.

This little cutie is Miss Anya Summer from The Greeting Farm. It's actually a REAL stamp lol  The poor thing has been sitting in the dark in my stamp drawer, with her sisters, waiting to see the light of day...I'm sure she's very happy to have come out to play :) I love these Anya stamps but wish they were available in digi. I miss not being able to adjust the size, etc, which is why I love the digis so much. I had to make a project to fit the stamp instead of the other way around!

The holder base is SU Rose Red (one of my fave SU colours, which is quite strange as I'm not really a "pink" person!) and the stripe DP is from one of the Kaiser 6" paper pads. Miss Anya was coloured with Copics, fussy cut and popped up on foam dots. Glitter pens were used to highlight and her sunnies have a coat of SU Crystal Effects. The shaped label & mat were cut with my KNK Maxx and the sentiment stamp (yes, another real stamp lol) is from the Sugar Plums Sentiments set from All That Scraps, stamped with SU Old Olive. The little flowers are from my stash and they have Kaiser rhinestones as the centres. This holder takes a full size gel pen.

Please hop on over to my teamies' blogs and check out their fabulous projects....links are in my sidebar.

Thanks for looking.....have a wonderful day :)

Swirly Christmas Tree Tags I'm here with a Christmas post. It's getting very close and I'm running out of time to get all the projects done that I'd like to! Seems to be the same story each year...Christmas sneaks up on me and is here before I know it.

This year I decided to send these tags instead of cards to the people on my card list, hoping that these will be used as ornaments to hang on the recipient's Christmas tree...more practical than a card that will likely end up in the recycle bin! These have been cut with my trusty KNK Maxx from a free file by Bird's can find them HERE. While you're there have a look around. Bird has some fabulous cutting files & digi stamps and shares all her files for free.

The file is for the swirly tree...I made the base for the tree by using the shadow function in MTC and added a donut ring to the top for hanging. I wanted to cut the swirly part in JAC paper so I could glitter it, without lots of mess...JAC paper is great for that :) I broke out my stash of AED glitter to decorate them...this one is Golden Sunset and has flecks of red in it.

I used SU Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive & Whisper White as the base colours. Popped a silver eyelet into the hole for hanging to reinforce and coloured them with Copics to match the card colour. I then made a file to cut a patterned back panel from DP so that if the tag swings around on the tree, it doesn't have a blank back. I cut 2 back panels from one sheet of 6 x 6 DP...used up a little of some free paper pads that came with magazines last year. Then a little rhinestone was added to the top of the tree in lieu of a star. All that was left to do was add the gold cord for hanging :) They were fairly quick & easy to make...I hope everyone likes them!

Here's what I've made so far...and a close-up photo of a couple of the backs:

I'm entering these into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking..........have a wonderful day :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Lindt Balls Treat Box I'm here to share a story about how wonderful the crafting community is and how it's so easy to make lovely new friends from all corners of the globe :)

I have a KNK 15" Maxx electronic die cutting machine...LOVE him...affectionately known as Mr Maxxie. Last year I discovered a brilliant software program called Make-The-Cut. I promptly bought's very reasonably priced and does amazing things!...and joined the forum to learn how to use it, as well as using the tutorials. Unfortunately I don't have the time to dedicate to learning it thoroughly, so I'm just bumbling along, learning bits and pieces as I go. Everyone on the forum is supportive & encouraging and always ready to lend a hand if you get stuck....well...

The lovely Lysa (aka Rorysnonna) posted a gorgeous little treat box file that suits Hershey Nuggets. I loved the box but we can't access those sweets easily in Australia and I was having a hard time finding something that would I had the bright idea of contacting Lysa and asking if she'd consider adjusting the size to fit Lindt or Rocher balls. I was over the moon when she said yes...and promptly provided the said file for me! I explained I wanted to make these for the residents of the retirement village where I am manager. Each year we put on an afternoon tea or lunch before Christmas for them and since I've been there, I like to make a little treat box for each person as a Christmas gift. These are soooo perfect!

Me being me, I'm not very patient and as I didn't have any Rocher on hand I decided to see if I coud reduce the file to fit Lindt balls. That worked really well, so then I thought I'd have a go at reducing the width only, to fit 2 balls instead of 3...not as easy to achieve but I got there in the end. I asked Lysa's permission to post this...all the credit goes to her for the file. Her files are amazing, cut beautifully and are all FREE!!  Please go and visit her wonderful blog HERE and leave her some love...her work is gorgeous :)    (If you'd like the file for this box Lysa has it for free on her blog)

As Lysa pointed out in her blog post..."I am here in the States in Jersey and Lynne is over in Australia. WOW! We are oceans apart. But no way, no how, is a bit of water and geography going to stand between two crafty girls like us!"

Here's the gorgeous little box that Lysa created and I adjusted :)

And with the tag out:

And a few more I cut from papers in my stash:

These are SO quick & easy to assemble...3 little pieces of DS tape and away you go. Each end has a flap closure so the box can be opened without damaging it, to be reused if required.

I've been shopping today to buy a selection of Christmas papers so I can cut a stack of these. They would be brilliant for all sorts of occasions...Mother's Day, birthdays, thank you gifts, Easter (filled with little eggs), etc And they'd make fabulous teacher or work colleague gifts too.  I love the little hidden tag....lovely for a personal message :)  I'm also going to make some of these in plain CS, decorate with DP and add a coloured image. The possibilities are endless!! Lysa also has a version without the tag pocket...a plain top that can be decorated anyway you can see a sample she made on her blog.

So, not only have I gained a fabulous, versatile cutting file...for FREE!!...I've found a lovely new friend...albeit on the other side of the world lol  We may never meet in person but that won't stop us sharing our crafty endeavours :) YAY for the wonders of technology! I just hope I can make files as well as Lysa some day!

Okay, I'm off to cut some of that delicious Christmas paper I bought today into treat boxes...and fill with yummy chocolates. Let's hope I don't indulge in too many while I'm packing them lol

Thanks for looking........have a wonderful day :)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bugaboo Santa

Hello, is the start of a new challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox. This fortnight our challenge is a really easy one....ANYTHING GOES...always a favourite :) Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo. I love these digis and have a little collection. Stella is one of my all time favourites, she's soooo funny! For this project I broke out a Santa from a set I bought last year and haven't used. Don't know why I haven't used them before now...they are very cute.

I've made a little cupcake box:

The little cupcake is marshmallow! I saw them at Woollies (supermarket) while shopping and thought I'd use them on our Christmas table. Each year they seem to have something different in the marshmallow...last year it was Santas, snowmen, etc. I'm going to use these as place "cards" and put our names on them somewhere.

I made the file for the box in Make-the-Cut and cut it with my trusty Maxx. The base measures about 2.5" square and the back panel is 3.25" x 2.5"  The little cupcake is approx 1.5" across the bottom.

The Bugaboo Santa is very cute. He was printed onto X-Press It blending card and was quick & easy to colour...with my Copics, of course :)  His fur trim and beard have been done with puff paint to give texture. The trims have a little glitter added. The ornament is coloured with Aqua Kindy Glitz, the cap with silver glitter pen and the star on his hat with gold glitter pen. He looks like he's sitting on the cupcake in the above photo lol

The DP is Echo Park and the red mat is SU Cherry Cobbler. The panel border has been pierced using the SU piercing template.

Please go and check out my awesome teamies gorgeous projects....links are in my sidebar :)

Thanks for looking.......have a wonderful day :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pollycraft Pirate

Hello...just sneaking in a post between my DT projects :)  This is the birthday card I made for my 8 year old grandson in September! I've finally made some time to post it....

Isn't this little pirate the cutest :)  I love Paula's images and miss the Pollycraft shop & challenges so much. Having said that, I'm soooo happy she's enjoying motherhood with a new baby to snuggle...Dylan is gorgeous.

Anyhow, onto the card!!  I made a side step card and used Swings & Slides Pirate Boy, along with pirate images from Dustin Pike...Treasure map, island & treasure chest. The base card is SU Real Red. The pirate background DP is digital (sorry can't remember where from!) and the 'sand' paper is veeeery old, from my stash of scrapbooking supplies.

Colouring is done with Copics and highlighted with glitter pens. The pirate is fussy cut and popped up on foam dots.

Be back Sunday with our new challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox :)

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Thanks for looking.........have a wonderful day :)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Prisma Unicorn

Hello...I'm back with my DT project for our new challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox.  Our theme this fortnight is in honour of the biggest horse race in Australia...The Melbourne Cup. This race stops a nation!! (I've never quite understood that myself lol but then I'm not into horse racing to start with)

Anyhoo...our challenge theme is Horses, Hats or Flowers. So even if you're not into horse racing, like me, you will still be able to play along :)  Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is Make it Crafty. If you haven't visited Zoe's store yet, you don't know what you're missing!

I was a bit stumped to begin with and was going to take the easy way out (for me!) and colour something with a hat or much for that thought! I was browsing the Make it Crafty store, looking for inspiration when I came across the Enchanted Unicorn...oh at first sight! Then I went looking for something to sit on his (or her) back and found this cute little elven fairy. Perfect :) I decided I was MAD taking on colouring a horse, let alone a WHITE unicorn, but then, to top that off, I decided I'd colour them with my Prismas.....EEEEEEEEK!!  I've only used them a couple of times...what was I thinking??!!!!!! This turned out to be WAY out of my comfort zone! Definitely a challenge. And to give you all a good chuckle....I kept trying to cap my pencils after using them! Habit, I guess :)

I love the rainbow tail on the sample in the store but didn't want to try and copy it exactly. This card is going to my eldest granddaughter, who is turning 11 this month, and she has purple decor in her bedroom, so I've gone with purple tones.  I hope she likes this and doesn't think it's too babyish for her :)

Here's a close-up:

The card base is SU Whisper White and the mats are SU Perfect Plum. The image is printed onto some CS that the lovely Christine Blain gave me earlier in the year (don't remember the name of it) to try with my Prismas...thanks Christine, it's great. I used Prismas and a Prismacolor blending pen for the colouring, then highlighted with lots of glitter pens, a little glaze pen and tiny bit of Lime Stickles. Kaiser rhinestones have been added as a finishing touch. The DP is from the Adorn It Princess Collection 12" range. I've used the same paper as a backdrop for my card photo.  The sentiment is computer generated. If you click on the photo below to enlarge, hopefully some of the sparkle will's so hard to photo :(

Hope to see you at our challenge this fortnight. Please visit my brilliant teamies to see their gorgeous creations...links are in my side-bar.

Thanks for looking.......have a wonderful day :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Post-it Note Holders

Hello...I'm having a bit of a thing on Post-it Note Holders at present. I think everyone I know will be getting these for pressies :) They are so quick & easy to make. I made the first couple by hand then came across a cutting file by NELDA on the Make The Cut forum, to use with my trusty KNK Maxx. Speeds the process up no-end :) If you'd like the file please go and visit Nelda's blog. While you're there have a good look around...Nelda is very talented with her cutter!

Here are a couple of the holders I've made so far:

The top one was made for Helen, to go with her birthday card and calendar in my earlier posts. CS and DP is all SU. The birdie is from the PTI Button stamp set and I've used a button from my sewing stash for the body. The birdie's eye is a little black Kaiser rhinestone.

The bottom holder was made for Helen's daughter and is made with SU Rose Red CS and Kaiser DP from one of the 6" paper pads. The scallop circles were cut with Maxx in Rose Red and Whisper White CS. The centre is a die cut from the same 6" pad. Mini gel pens complete the holders.

These holders were cut by hand...more to follow soon from Nelda's file :)  I altered the pen holder section a little...raised it up higher on the side and made it wider.

I'm entering these in the following challenge:

Anything But a Card Challenge #4

Thanks for looking...........have a wonderful day :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

This is where I fell asleep.....

No, not granddaughters when they get these lol

Hello everyone...This is my first project as a member of The Squirrel & The Fox Design Team. Our challenge this fortnight is to "USE A RIBBON" I think my interpretation is a bit outside the box, so I hope the girls still want to keep me when they see this! :)

Our sponsor for this challenge is the lovely Saffie from The Digi Garden. You really NEED to go check out her designs, they are sooooo cute...and you all know by now what a sucker I am for cute!!

I made these little bookmarks for my two youngest granddaughters, Kate & Amy. They are only 13 months apart in age, so it's a lot like having twins in the family. You daren't do something, or give, to one and not the other...doesn't go down well at all!!! Kate is a blonde-haired little purple princess and Amy is a brown-haired little pink terror lol I'm going to put these with the little crocheted bags I've made them for Christmas. They both love their books so I'm hoping these will be well just never know with kids :)

The very cute image is called Ursula's bedtime Stories and has been printed on to X-Press It blending card (my fave colouring medium) and coloured with Copics. I've used specialty DP from Best Creations Inc. for the backing & the tags. The hair bows have been finished with a clear Spica pen and the bunny slippers are done with Frosted Lace they look fluffy and sparkly all at once :) The edges of the image panel are inked with SU Perfect Plum & Regal Rose.

Please go and visit my teamies blogs to see their gorgeous creations...the links are all on my sidebar.

Thanks for looking...........have a wonderful day :)


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