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Free Hugs!

Hi Everyone

How was your weekend? I spent the weekend in the garden tidying everything up and getting rid of all the weeds before the rain arrived, so it was a really productive weekend here around the house!

Speaking of gardening, I thought I’d pop in today and share a garden related card with you all. This one was created using the Sweet Succulents Stamp & Colour kit by Uniquely Creative.

To create the card I started by first stamping and colouring the cute flower-pot and little succulent girl images in before using my Silhouette Cameo machine to cut the images out. I then stamped my sentiment onto some spare cardstock before assembling them all onto my card base using adhesive foam. Finally I embellished the card with some of the gorgeous coloured enamel dots included in the kit.

Aren’t those succulent kids so fun and cute!  Be sure to stop by the Uniquely Creative website for more info on these great card kits and for some more inspiration!

Have a wonderful day!

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Fairy Garden Wishes

Hi There

Hope you are all enjoying your Tuesday so far? This morning I had to run around and do a few errands after getting the girls to kindy, but now I’m in the craft room and hoping to get creating very soon, but before I do that I wanted to share a card with you all that I created over the weekend for the current sketch challenge by MFT Stamps.

Here is this week’s sketch:

For my card I chose to make a sweet birthday card perfect for any little girl, using the adorable Fairy Happy stamp and die sets.

To created the card I started by creating a rectangular mask from some scrap cardstock before positioning that onto my card base and then stamping some flowers, butterflies and hearts from the stamp set, to create a rectangular background in line with the sketch.  I then stamped my sentiment just below the stamped flowers etc, and then stamped and coloured my images before die cutting them all out.  I then adhered the die cut images to my card using adhesive foam before finally adding some sparkling flower sequins for embellishment.

I also covered the fairy’s wings and the butterflies with clear Wink of Stella glitter so hopefully you can make that out a bit better in the photo below.

I had so much fun creating this sweet card and I hope it inspires you today.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Grow a Happy Life

Hello and happy Wednesday!

Today I have another card to share with you that I created using the Sweet Succulents Stamp & Colour card kit by Uniquely Creative.

I teamed up the cute little succulent kiddos from the stamp set included in the card kit, with the fun cactus die that can be purchased separately.  How awesome is the detailing in that cactus die!

To create the card I started off by die cutting the cactus from both green and craft cardstock that is included in the kit, before cutting the pot off the kraft die cut cactus and gluing it down onto my green die card cactus. I then adhered the cactus to my card base, before stamping and colouring two of the succulent kids from the stamp set and cutting them out with my Silhouette Cameo and Pixscan mat. Next I stamped and trimmed my sentiment from some plain cardstock and adhered all the elements to my card base, making the kids look like they were standing and sitting on the sentiment strip. Finally I embellished the card with the enamel dots included in the card kit.

How fun are the sentiments in the stamp kit!  Be sure to stop by the Uniquely Creative website for all the details on this month’s fun kit!

Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by.

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Fairy Tale Unicorn

Hello Again!

If you are looking for my Uniquely Creative: Stamp & Colour post, just scroll down.

I’m popping in again today to quickly share a card I created over the weekend for the current MFT Stamps Sketch Challenge. Here is the sketch for the challenge:

For my card I used the Magical Unicorns stamp and die sets to create this fun birthday card.

To create this card I started by first cutting a smaller panel of white cardstock to adhere to my card base, as well as a strip of patterned paper from the Lucky Prints Paper Pack, and sticking that down onto my card.  Next I stamped, coloured and die cut the images for my card before covering them glitter using a clear Wink of Stella pen.  Once the images were dry I then stuck them down onto my card, using adhesive foam on the unicorn to give it a bit of dimension, and just plain glue tape for the rainbow.  I stamped my sentiment onto some left over white card stock and trimmed that down to size before sticking that to my card also using adhesive foam.  Finally, I then embellished the card with some clear sequins.

Here is a better angle of the card showing the shimmer/glitter I put on the unicorn and the rainbow:

I love how shimmery the card is in real life! Time for me to go and sneak in some more craft time before I have to go pick the kiddos up from school!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

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Succ Without You

Hi There

How was your weekend? This past weekend the Melbourne Paperific Expo took place and at the event Uniquely Creative launched their brand new Stamp & Colour monthly kits!

The first kit for August is all about sweet succulents and is available for purchase now at the Uniquely Creative website. Here’s a peek at what you get in these fun kits at a really great price!

The kit also has add on stamps and dies available for separate purchase, and my card that I created below uses the Plants & Pots stamp set to create this fun succulent card.

I created this card by stamping and colouring the pot of succulents from the stamp set, as well as that cute little gnome, before tying some of the natural string from the card kit around the pot and securing it with a bow and an enamel dot. I then stuck the pot down onto my card base using adhesive foam then I stamped and cut out my sentiment before also adding that to my card using adhesive foam. I finished the card by embellishing it with some enamel dots from the card kit.

Be sure to stop by the website for more details on this fun new card kit!  I will be back again soon with another project using this great kit!

Have a great day!

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Dad Tool Charms

Hi Everyone

Did you all have a wonderful weekend? The girls and I were in Manjimup with my family for the weekend so it was nice and relaxing and great to catch up with everyone.

With Father’s Day coming up soon, I thought I would use the current MFT Sketch Challenge sketch to create a Father’s Day card for my dad using the Tool Charms die set as well as a couple of other MFT dies. Here is the sketch:

Being a farmer, my dad is really good with DIY and tools so I knew this die set would be perfect for a card for him.

I started by trimming down some grey cardstock to stick over my card base, before creating a smaller white panel of cardstock to go over the top.  That way it looks like I have a grey border around the white panel on my card base.

Using the Stitched Strip die-namics, I then die cut one side of my white panel as per the sketch. I then die cut the tool charms from some silver and red foil cardstock before assembling them together and then sticking down onto my card base in place of the circle on the sketch.

Using the uppercase High-Rise die-namics I then die cut my ‘dad’ sentiment and also stuck them onto my card base using adhesive foam. Finally I then embellished the card with some matching coloured enamel dots.

I can’t wait to see what dad thinks of this on Father’s Day!

Have a wonderful day.

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Triangle Smiles

Hi There

It’s a busy morning here, as we are getting ready to go down to Manjimup for the weekend, but I thought I would pop in really quickly to share a shaker card with you all before we leave.

Geometric shapes are all the rage at the moment in everything from homewares to fashion, so I thought I would make a geometric style shaker card using the Bunting 2 die set by Diamond Press.

To create this card, I started by cutting down a panel of white cardstock just slightly smaller than my actual card base. Next I stamped my sentiment onto the panel in silver ink, before placing the triangle dies around it and die cutting them out.  After sticking down some clear acetate to the back of the panel, I then stuck down some adhesive foam around each triangle to make it look like each triangle was a separate shaker element, before filling them in with some pastel coloured sequins.  I then stuck a piece of plain white cardstock to the back to secure the sequins, before then sticking the shaker element down onto my card base.

I find by sticking a piece of matching cardstock to the back of the shaker element rather than the actual card base, makes it easier to line up the shaker element perfectly straight when sticking it down onto the card base.

Thanks for taking the time to visit today, I better get going and start packing the car!

Have a great day!

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Glittery Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone!

How is your week going so far? Mine has been very productive in the craft room so far, getting DT projects completed and starting on some new cards to share with you all!

Today I’ve been playing with some Taylored Expressions and Simon Says Stamp products to create a sparkly CAS birthday card, in a neutral colour combo, so it will be perfect for a guy as well.

I started of by die cutting out the glitter presents using the Little Bits – Presents die by Taylored Expressions and some American Crafts glitter cardstock.  I then stuck down some sliver glitter cardstock to some Stick It adhesive sheets by Ken Oliver, before die cutting the ‘happy’ sentiment so that it would come out like a sticker I could adhere straight onto my card base.

Before adhering anything down onto my card base though, I lined up where I wanted everything to go, and then stamped the ‘birthday’ part of my sentiment down onto the card base.  I then adhered everything in place and embellished the card with some matching coloured enamel dots.

I love how this card turned out and you can completely change the look of it by changing the colours of the glitter cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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