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



Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Paper Craft Addicts May Challenge Z Fold Cards


For this months challenge over on our Facebook group "Paper Craft Addicts" my card challenge for the month of May is to create a Z Fold Card.  The idea came to me when I saw a "swap" group for a Z Fold Card by the wonderfully talented Monique Benn.  Monique was kind enough to let me use her swap theme for my card challenge this month, so thank you Monique.

I made this for our gorgeous little neighbour who turns 1 year old today!

Apologies for the horrible "white outs" I totally forgot to photograph my card before I wrote in it!

And here is another more simplified version of the card :

Thanks for stopping by... that's it for today but please scroll down as I have added quite a few posts to my blog today.  Happy crafting, til next time!



My Own Soccer Superstar!!!


On the weekend I was lucky enough to find some quiet time to get another scrapbooking layout done. This one is just a simplistic one as I wanted to highlight the photo of my son.

This was his first year playing for our local club... Under 11 Div 2 Boys.

I used my Stampin' Up star dies to cut out the larger stars and my Brother Scan N Cut to cut out the tiny stars and the title.  Matted it all over a doily cut in half and there you have it.  A quick and easy layout.  Sadly the colours are the best, sorry.  The green isn't that horrible yellow in real life.  It just didn't photograph well at all in any light!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting.



Cards From Jenny


Last week I was lucky enough to get invited to a card class. It seems like forever since I have gotten to go to one so I jumped at the chance.  There I got to meet the lovely Jenny Fuller and we created three totally different and all equally as gorgeous cards.  I would love to share these cards with you all now:

and check out this awesome multi-folding card!

I've got to finish off the front yet with a greeting!

When you first open up the card....

Then inside when you finally open it all up!

And last but not least what it looks like on the outside when completely open.

Thanks for stopping by everyone.  And happy crafting.



Monday, May 2, 2016

UYS #221 Inspired by a SKETCH

Good Morning Everyone

Today I would like to share with you my layout that I created using this sketch 

from our latest challenge at Use Your Stuff. Please be sure to head on over to the blog to check out the amazing creations of both cards and layouts that my fellow DT members have shared.  There is plenty there to inspire you I promise!  Here is my layout :

I am sure by now you all know about my "slight" obsession with Bon Jovi.  I am still scrapbooking photos from their last concert, which I am embarrassed to say was THREE years ago now!!

Hope you enjoyed my share today and don't forget if you want to join in the fun over at Use Your Stuff to link up your creation at the bottom of our post!

Until next time.  Happy crafting!!