Owl Couple Congrats

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Hope you are all enjoying the start of the weekend? We are currently in the middle of packing to go down south tomorrow, as sadly my grandfather passed away last Sunday and the funeral is this Monday. He was such an amazing man and the kindest person I have ever known and he will be missed so much.  It’s comforting to know though, that he is in a better place now and no longer in pain.

I’ve been trying to keep occupied as much as I can this past week otherwise I just end up crying, so I spent some time in the craft room creating to keep busy and came up with this shaker card using the sweet Happy Owls stamp set and coordinating dies by Pretty Pink Posh.

To create this card I began by stamping the owls and all their elements, then colouring them using Copic markers before die cutting them out. I then created the shaker element using the Stitched Photo Frames dies and filling it with Pink Blush, Lime and Mini Sparkling Clear Flower sequins.

I then stamped and die cut the congrats sentiment before assembling all the elements onto my card base and finally adding some more embellishment by adhering some sequins from the Sparkling Clear Mix on to the card base.

I hope this card inspires you to create more shaker cards!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thank you all so much for your support and kind comments during this difficult time.




Tee-rific Dad

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend? Today I’m back with another Newton’s Nook Designs card for you all, and this one uses the fun new Winston’s Tee Time stamp and die sets.

When I first saw this stamp set I knew it was a must have, especially to create cards for guys who love golf, as well as Father’s Day cards, which I’m getting a bit of head start on with today’s card!

I started this card by first arranging and stamping my sentiment onto a plain white card base, before stamping Winston onto some X-press It blending card, and again onto some patterned paper for his shirt. I then coloured Winston using my Copic Sketch Markers, before paper piecing his patterned paper shirt onto him.  Once he was dry I then covered his collar and the golf ball with some clear Wink of Stella glitter for a bit of shimmer, before die cutting them out and sticking them down onto my card base using some adhesive foam.  Finally I embellished the card with some matching coloured sequins.

That’s my card for today and I hope it inspires you to get a head start on creating some Father’s Day cards?!

Thank you all for stopping by today, and I’ll be back again next Monday with my final card for Newton’s Nook Designs.

Have a great day.



My Knight in Shining Armor

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I hope you are enjoy the weekend so far. Here we are having some nice sunny days so far this winter but it’s still quite cold during the nights! I just wish it would rain already as we need the water!

Sorry I’ve been a bit slack with posting lately. My grandfather is terminally ill at the moment so we have been travelling back and forth to the country to see him as much as we can before he passes. I don’t think he has much time left unfortunately, so it’s been quite an upsetting time here lately, so please bear with me as we get through this.

Anyway, last night I spent some time in the craft room to take my mind of things and put together a card for the current MFT Stamps sketch challenge. Here is the sketch:

For my card I played along with the super cute Knight in Shining Armor stamp set, and coloured in the sweet little knight with some copic markers (colours linked below).

To create this card I started by stamping and colouring the knight using copic markers, before die cutting him out.  I then die cut a wonky stitched circle and a fishtail banner frame as per the sketch and stuck them down onto my card base.  I then die cut out some glitter clouds and together with the knight I stuck them onto my card using some adhesive foam.  Next I stamped my sentiment onto some plain cardstock before using a fishtail banner die to cut it out.  I trimmed the banner a little as it was quite long, before also adhering that to my card base using adhesive foam.  Finally, I embellished the card with some sparkling clear sequins in place of a piece of cardstock as per the sketch.

I was definitely out of my comfort zone a bit with this card but I love how it turned out.  I hope this inspires you to play along with the challenge also.

Thank you so much for stopping by and all your support.  It means a lot during this difficult time.

Enjoy your weekend.



Birthday Kitty Surprise!

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I’m back today with another Newton’s Nook Designs card to share with you all.

For today’s card I’m using the fun Newton’s Birthday Bash stamp and die sets to create a CAS and Copic coloured birthday card.

I started this card by stamping the image of Newton in the gift bag onto some X-Press It blending card, before colouring the image in using Copic Sketch Markers. Once the image was dry, I die cut it out and coloured the blue gift wrapping on the image with a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to give it some shimmer. Hopefully you can make out some of the shimmer in the image below.

I then stuck Newton down onto my card base using adhesive foam, before stamping on my sentiment, as well as stamping some confetti around him using a light grey ink.  Finally I embellished the card with some pink and blue enamel dots in various sizes.

I hope you enjoyed my second card for Newton’s Nook Designs? I had so much fun creating this one!  See you all again next Monday with another NND card!

Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by.



Happy Birthday from the Gang!

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How is your week so far? It’s been a busy but nice one here, so I thought I would pop in and share a card with you all that I created this week.

When I first saw the adorable Happy Gang stamp set by WPlus9, I knew I just had to get one! The animals in the set are so gorgeous I couldn’t resist inking some of them up to create this fun birthday card.

To create this card I started by stamping and die cutting all the animals and balloons in soft colours. I then stamped the ‘birthday’ part of my sentiment directly onto my card base, together with the balloon strings, before arranging the animals and balloons onto the card and sticking them down with some adhesive foam.  Finally I added some adhesive rhinestones and stars for embellishment.

I just love these little animals!  I created some more cards with this set, so be sure to keep an eye out for them soon!

Thank you for popping by and have a wonderful day!



Hello Honey Bear

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I’m so excited to finally be able to share with you all today, that I am the guest designer for the month of June at Newton’s Nook Designs!

This was a bit of hard secret to keep quiet for a while, as I just love working with their sweet stamp sets! For today’s card I used the adorable Winston’s Honeybees stamp set to create a sweet paper pieced honey bear card.

I started this card by stamping the bear and bee images onto some plain white cardstock and again onto various pattered papers. I then used my Silhouette Cameo machine and the pixscan mat to cut out the images that were stamped onto plain white cardstock. Next I fussy cut all the elements from the patterned papers and paper pieced them all together onto the white cardstock images.

Before sticking the images down onto my card base, I arranged them where I wanted them to go and stamped on my sentiment and the dotted heart trail for the bee. Finally I stuck down Winston and the bees with some adhesive foam, before embellishing the card with some yellow sequins and a black enamel dot.

I absolute love this cute little stamp set!  Aren’t Winston and those bees just cute?!

I hope you enjoyed my first card for Newton’s Nook Designs?  I’ll be back again next Monday with another one for you all!

Thank you for stopping by.



Enamel Ladybug

Hello and happy Saturday!

It’s a long weekend here in WA this week for WA Day, so the hubby will be home for a few days and hopefully give me some free time to sneak in some card making!

Today I’m sharing a super quick but cute CAS card I created for a little girl’s birthday featuring the gorgeous Bugs and Balloons stamp and die set by Taylored Expressions.

Super easy to create, I started by stamping my sentiment down onto my card base, before die cutting out the elements of the ladybug. I then stamped the ladybug dots on to the die cut ladybug body as a guide for where to stick the enamel dots. After embellishing the ladybug with its shiny enamel dots, I stuck it to my card using adhesive foam before adding some final embellishments in the form of sequins and rhinestone stars to the card.

I mean what child doesn’t love ladybugs?!  I know my girls loved this card and enjoyed giving it to their friend for her birthday.  It’s a super quick card to put together when you need one for a birthday party last minute.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Saturday!



Floral Anniversary

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I hope you all had a great weekend? We spent the weekend down south with my family which was somewhat nice. Unfortunately my granddad is terminally ill, so we all headed down to spend some time with him, and so the great grandkids could all spend time with him.

He is such an amazing man and we all love him so much. It’s hard to write this, but at the moment crafting is the only thing that can keep my mind occupied, otherwise I’ll end up breaking down in tears, so I thought I’d try to keep my mind occupied by sharing an anniversary card with you all.

I created this CAS card in a blue colour scheme, using a sentiment by Papertrey Ink, together with some floral stamps by MFT Stamps.

To create this card I started by stamping my sentiment to the middle of my card base, before stamping some floral elements down onto the right hand corner of my card base.  I then stamped another blue flower onto a separate piece of cardstock, so that I could die cut it out and stick it onto my floral arrangement with some adhesive foam, to give the corner of the card a bit of height and dimension.

Finally, I added some clear droplet embellishments as well as embellishing the centre of the raised flower with an adhesive rhinestone.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope to be back soon with another card share, but please bear with me while we go through this tough time.

Thank you so much for your support.