I've not used this page for a very long time. I am revamping my store blog page and will be updating and posting there from now on. I will keep this page as it is as I know there are a lot of links to images from here that are tagged on Pinterest.
I'm finding it very difficult to keep up to everything and I've had to make some cut backs, unfortunately this page is one of them.
Hi everyone! Treasured Times Stamps has been getting ready for their Christmas Blog Hop Party. It's scheduled for November 1st at 10:00 am PDT . They will be releasing 12 new stamps, and they'll be announcing two new stamp illustrators!
The design team has been very busy creating projects with all the new releases.You don't want to miss this, it's going to be so much fun!
G'day, We finally had a beautiful sunny day so that I my daughter could snap some photos of the jewellery boxes that I made my granddaughters for Christmas. I did make another one exactly the same as the ones pictured below but I already sent it to Laila for her 1st birthday last week. They where heaps of fun to create and I had a chance to play with the sizzix big shot and all the wonderful dies that I been purchasing of late. It is my hope they will treasure them for years to come.
I made 4 little boxes adored with flowers, their names and a pretty butterfly.
A little difficult to see in the photo but there is glitter across their names and I've put a clear plastic over the top to protect their name tag.
I kept the bulk of the floral arrangement to one side as there is an elastic band that can be pulled up over the side to hold the lid down on the box. It wasn't until I added the little punched out 6 pointed flowers with the coloured copic centers, that the piece pulled together.
The paper I used was pretty but I wanted to shabby it up just a little, so I stamped in walnut distress ink the script font and the messy circle image in random places. The inside top of the box has a pretty ribbon with bow and a little charm that reads 'made with love'.
There is plenty of room inside for the girls to add other pretties.
I made them each a little bracelet with a hanging tea cup and saucer, a pretty pink crystal and a bow to tie it all together. I can imagine the girls having a highland tea party in the future.
Jewelery Boxes Details
Box: Collections - Pencil case with elastic band
Paint: Acrylic - Rose, White
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Glam Heffalump
Dies: Marianne Design CR1212
Die-namics - Scallop Ribbon
Die-namics - Mini Royal Roses
Memory Box - Vivienne Butterfly
Memory Box - Darla Butterfly
Joy - Vintage Borders 6002/0162
Joy - Vintage Flourishes 6003/0014
Joy - Vintage Flourishes 6003/0026
Stamps: SMP 016
Paper: BoBunny - Jazmyne Symmetry #12JS405
Distress Ink: Jim Holtz - Walnut stain, tattered rose
Punch: Fiskars - small 6 petal flower
Copics: RV34, R56
Flowers: Roses Curly, Cherry Blooms, Ribbon Roses
Pearls: Style & Grace - 6mm Ivory Glass Pearls
Tea set: Ebay
Elastic: Pepperell - 1mm/.039in Stretch Magic
Miscellous: ribbon, jewellery pieces, flat back pearls, diamonties, cardstock
Now it's time to wrapped them up and put them in a place that I will remember again at Christmas time. Thanks for stopping by.
When time permits I still get a chance to play with my copics and create some cards for my family and friends. I have learnt a valuable lesson this last month and that is that not all scraps of paper are safe in my little crafting area. I have a feeling that one or perhaps it was both of my grandbabies have taken my little hidden stash of papers with notes on them and used them to draw on. So I'm sorry to say that I don't have all the details for the cards listed below, however I will do my best to share what parts I do remember. *Smiles*
My first card was created for my son-in-law Jamie who was turning 30. He was having a real problem with how old he felt he was getting and I thought that my digital stamp Roller Coaster was just perfect for the occasion. Making a male card is always a challenge, so I used the digital as my main focus to take up most of the card. I made the sentiment large and that only left me with a little bit of space to decorate down the side with a red knot, die cut flourish and a dream ticket.
Copics used to colour Roller Coaster:
Background: B000, BG02
Jeans: B21, B23, B45, B95
Seats: E11, E17, E33, E37
Roller Coaster: V04, V06, V09, V12, RV52
Flames: Y00, Y38, YR7, R17, R24, R29, R59
Tracks, Hair, Hat, Pantie Bloomers: C0, C2, C4, C7
Skin: E30, E50, E53
Shirt: G12, G40, G43, YG03
Dress: R81, R83, R85, RV21
The inside of the card was keep fairly plain but I did make a big point of making the number stand out. I used the same colours from the roller coaster and flames (listed above) to colour the number in. I put dimensional magic over the flames to make them shine and add dimension. Jamie did like his card and I'm sure I seen a little smile sneak across his face with the inside.
My second card I'd like to share today was created for a friend at work, she wanted a pretty card for her granddaughter's first birthday.
I created a step card so I had plenty of surfaces to play with and dress up with pretty flowers, papers, die lace boarder and of course pink diamante swirls. I used my own digital stamps Unicorn and the sentiment from Birthday Set 2 and they were coloured with copics.
I adore the way that the first step of the card can have off the page elements, yet when it's closed it has the support needed from the underneath layer for easy posting and handling.
I totally cheated and used an already peel and stick for the little flowers and the butterfly. I left plenty of room for nana to write her own message to her granddaughter.
Copic list used for the digital stamp rainbow unicorn
I hope to be able to create these images with a list of the copics I used to colour the unicorn. If your on pinterest, I welcome pinning.
Something a little different for my 3rd card, it's a singing cowboy. Again I've used one of my own digitals Cowboy Bathtub and the sentiment from the word art Live Life 1. I brought the epic 6 die cutting machine but it didn't come with any instructions. I used an embossing folder to create a frame but it embossed so deeply that it cut through the paper almost all the way. No problem, I pulled out all the little semi circles on the edge and it now looks like a postage stamp frame. It works for me this time, but I will have to experiment more to work out how to emboss better next time. My colour combination was blue and yellow and the only embellishments were the little brass brads, butchers twine and a gun charm.
To add the vintage rough look, Tim Holtz distress ink walnut was used on the edges and to highlight the raised embossed sections.
The inside was left plain using the same colours and the edges inked.
Copic list of colours used for the digital stamp Cowboy Bathtub.
Pinners welcome to pin and share the image above.
The final card today was made for a friend at work who was not feeling well for a few weeks. I don't really know too much about her, except for the story she shared with me about her dog eating her thongs. I used my digital stamp puppy form Baby Set 1 and added in a pair of thongs all chewed up. The card was done in an easel style and most of the edges were distressed with a pair of scissors.
Well that's it for today, I hope that you've enjoyed the cards that I put up. I will try not to be so slack and leave so long in between posts. I'm just waiting for a nice sunny day to get a clear photo of the projects that I made my granddaughters for Christmas.
My little granddaughter is turning 1 tomorrow and her mum has been collecting little bugs for her. This pretty card is simple as I wanted the little hand painted lady bugs to catch her attention. I also had a chance to play with my new big shot and I cut out a window card with the scalloped dies, also some embossed frames. Doodling can be so fun and it's quick and easy to do and it's all I did to dress up the card with some stitching and free hand doodling around the frames.
A special card for a little girl turning 1
Inside of a birthday card
Laila's 1st Birthday Card Details
Digital Stamp: Birthday Set 2 NV_WA0015
Dies: Docrafts - Scalloped Square XCU 503015
Joy - Vintage Flourishes 6003/0026
Punch: Fiskars small 6 petal flower
Lazer cut lady bugs
Copic Multiliner 0.3
Card stock, Flowers, flatback pearls and floral paper from stash
Below is the jewelry box that I also made as part of Laila's birthday gift. However it's raining today and I couldn't get a clear photo, so I will update with better photo and details soon. I just wanted to share what the card above is to go with.
If you use a NanaVic image you could win a $15 prize, if not it is a $12 Prize (All projects are welcome)
I have an ever growing selection of images for you to try out and use in the challenge, so check them out...
Another chance to win one of Nana Vic’s Digital's will be announced by each DT members. They will choose someone who enters the challenge and pass onto them the Nana Vic Digital they have used as their inspiration project to you. *Hint* I have heard a whisper that the DT members are open to bribes, so leave them some sweet talk’n in the comments section of the main post found at Lady Anne's Challenges. *Smile*
Now let's take look at what our fabulous Design Team have made for your inspiration this month.
Full details of each card can be found by clicking on the creators name and being teleported to their individual home sites.
Please note, no more than 3 entries each and no more than 10 challenges linked including ours...
To join in the fun and add your projects please visit Lady Anne's Challenges where you'll find the 'Mr Linky'
We will have FOUR images/image sets for you to use for this challenge which runs April-June. You must enter the inlinkz with your creation before requesting the next image or image set. This is the image line up order.
March 17th is the start to a bunch of awesome challenges and contests on CDAC..It will run through the end of the month!! Lots of prizes will be awarded at the end of the month so, don't miss out! There are crafting challenges, a "LIKE" Facebook contest and even a simple "spread the word" Contest. Along with some wonderful Gift Certificates from some wonderful Digi Artists, Petaloo is offering some AMAZING prizes. Petaloo International, is one of the largest floral manufacturing companies in the crafting world and is your source for floral & specialty embellishments. With exclusive factories in China, India & Thailand, along with over 20 years experience in floral & craft products.They offer customers fun & innovative products at factory direct pricing. Here is just a "sample" of "some" of the prizes that will be awarded. Plus, Petaloo has a WHOLE NEW LINE of flowers coming out on April 1st that will also be part of these prizes. Don't miss out on being the "first on your block" to own some of these fabulous flowers!!!
Art has always been a major part of my life. I supported my 5 beautiful children through my arts and crafts for 15 years. My children are my greatest joy and now I'm a proud Nana to 8 amazing grandchildren.