Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Stampartpapel Retarte 86 - Moonflower Digi Stamps

Evening

Today I am back with another gorgeous digi stamp from Moonflower Digi Stamps and a card creation for Stampartpapel.  This week's challenge pushed me out of my comfort zone as some of the beautiful images we got to work with were "Halloween" images.  And although many of my family and friends in Australia celebrate Halloween I do not.  So it was a challenge to work with such an image.  But I am really happy with how it all turned out!


Now isn't that the cutest image?  I just fell instantly in love with  Gina Le Cat Witch and just had to choose her to colour & style.  Now before you leave be sure to click on my above links and go show the lovely design team ladies some love on our blog and you will kick yourself if you don't head over to Moonflower Digi Stamps to check out their awesome designs as well. 

Thanks for stopping by... until next time

Happy Crafting 

Hugs

Shirl

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Colour Challenge #233 - Use Your Stuff

Good Evening

After a well deserved and a much needed month off the amazingly talented ladies from Use Your Stuff are back with a vengeance!!

Our first challenge back (well for my team) is a colour challenge. These were the colours we were given to work with :


Aren't they gorgeous?   I have been so busy with my new job, school, sporting activities and juggling that home/work life balance that I opted with a simple card for this challenge.

I decided to make another Christmas Card for my end of year collection this time using some stickers, which I rarely use.  I am quite please with how it turned out.  


Now make sure you head over to the Use Your Stuff blog and check out the other amazing creations from my fellow designers.

Until next time

Happy Creating

Hugs

Shirl


Sunday, September 4, 2016

Papercraft Addicts "Lots of Layers" Card Challenge




Evening Friends,

With working full time I find myself  falling behind with my crafty commitments so tonight I finally finished off my DT challenge over at  Papercraft Addicts.  My challenge this month is rather simple but one that can be interpreted so many ways.  I am excited and can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.  

Please excuse the bad lighting but I wanted to share my example tonight and not have to wait another week til I have time when there is good lighting.



Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting

Hugs

Shirl

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Stampartpapel Retarte 84 - Doodle Pantry

Hello Friends

I am so sorry I have been SO absent SO long.  Life is full of surprises and today I have a few for you!  Firstly the reason for my absence is that I have been working.  Very out of the blue but very fantastic!!  I have been doing 30-40 hours a week and loving it but between that, married life and running around after my teens I have had very little time for card making or scrapbooking!

But today I am back!  Surprise number #2 I have been chosen to be on a new Design Team over at Stampartpapel.  Thank you so much to the gorgeous Martha for having me and "welcome" to all the new DT members.  I can't wait to work with you all, get to know you better AND be inspired by all your crafty creations.

This week our wonderful sponsors over at Doodle Pantry have provided us with a choice of some gorgeous digi stamps to work with and those who know me well won't be at all surprised with the stamp I choose.  Please be sure to hop on over to their website and check out all the great designs on offer.

So here  it is, my very first card creation especially for Stampartpapel :


Both the gorgeous cat digi image and the words came from the one kit... but not just these I also got a second cute kitty image & more words!  Be sure to check out Doodle Pantry... I promise you won't be disappointed by their range or their prices!

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time.....

Happy Crafting.

Hugs

Shirl 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Papercraft Addicts - Christmas in July Card Challenge

Good Evening

I'm back with my card challenge for  Papercraft Addicts.  I have had a few surprises come up the past few days so I have decided to keep this months challenge simple.  So let's get busy and make a start on our Christmas Cards... It's Christmas In July!!!


I have to confess I did make this card a little earlier in the year (but I am pressed for time)... I will be trying to make some more this month but.  Just hope I can find the time!!

Feel free to head over to our facebook group (you will need to join as it is a closed group) to see everyone else's creations and to upload your own to the challenge.

Can't wait to see what you create this month!!  Happy crafting.

Hugs

Shirl

Monday, June 27, 2016

UYS Challenge #227 - Good Things in 3's

Hello Everyone

I am finally back.  It has been a few weeks but I have been on a little break.  Busy making some kitty kat cards for a local charity.  The lovely ladies over at Use Your Stuff did a blog hop recently so between that and waiting my teams turn to play it has been a while!  But I am happy to finally be back.

This weeks challenge is a great one - 3's.... 3 colours, 3 photos or phrases and 3 embellishments.  Use as many embellies as you like as long as you have 3 different ones!  So I choose to create a layout as I have been making so many cards lately!

I choose 3 photos of my son Jordan and a friend from soccer, Seth.  I love these photos that I was lucky enough to snap at a recent game this season. Very impromptu, from the heart.  My 3 colours were red, black  & white (our club colours) and my 3 embellies consisted of bling, circles & triangles.


Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to head on over to the UYS blog and check out this weeks great examples as submitted by my talented team mates as well as the great entries that will soon start to appear.  Hope to see one of yours there soon!

Hugs

Shirl

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Challenge #223 UYS Heat Embossing

Morning All

Today I bring to you my latest challenge over at Use Your Stuff.  This week I am challenging you all to create something using "heat" embossing.  A few weeks back we had a folder embossing challenge and heat embossing is a technique I love and simply don't use enough.  Here is a card I created using the Swallowtail Butterfly stamp from Stampin' Up, white embossing power and some sponges and inks to highlight the embossing.  Hope you like it :


Thanks for stopping by and please don't forget to head over to the UYS Blog to leave some love for my fellow DT members who have created some stunning examples using embossing.  And if you fancy creating a little something please link it up at the bottom of my post on the UYS blog.

Until next time

Hugs

Shirl