Monday, November 21, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Christmas is approaching fast!
I am normally more organised when it comes to presents and things, but this year I think it will be a bit of a mad rush.

The one thing I did want to achieve before Christmas this year was to make my Kaisercraft star wreath.
It has been sitting and waiting for a very long time to be made, and for the last few Christmases I have vowed to make it.

So I finally got motivated on the weekend and put it together.
Here is the end result
I didn't want to use the traditional red, green and white for my wreath, so I went with whites, creams and greys instead.
The papers are from Delish Designs Dulwich collection along with some gorgeous flocked paper.
I painted a few chipboard stars white and covered them in glitter glue. I also die cut a few little snowflakes from pearl paper to sprinkle around the place.
I had some Pink Paislee Parisian Element brackets sitting on my desk, so I had to find a place for them on my wreath.
I used cotton gauze all over and around the wreath and added it as a bow for a finishing touch..
I hope you like my little Christmas Wreath. 
I had forgotten how fun it was to make OTP projects.
Who knows I might even do some more in the near future.

Until next time

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Time for an update!

Hi everyone
Sorry for being a very, very bad blogger.
I have had so many things going on in the background and life can just get a little bit hectic.  
So sadly my poor little blog has been very neglected, but I am back today to update it.

Let's start by showing you this months kits over at Lime Tart.
November '11 Full Tart - Click Image to Close
November '11 A la Tarte - Click Image to Close
The Half Tart has already sold out, but there will be a new one soon with December just around the corner.

I had a play with the A la Tarte this month.
Here are a couple of my projects.

To see all of my projects and the rest of the teams outstanding work, be sure to head over to the Lime Tart Gallery to check them all out.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
I will be back soon.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Lime Tart October Gallery

Hi everyone.

The Lime Tart October Gallery is now up and available for your viewing pleasure.
I had a break from kits this month so I don't have a great deal to share with you unfortunately. 
I can show you this card which I made with papers from the A la Tarte and the ching-chou kuik stamp, Dream of Dahlia  from Sweet Pea Stamps.
So if you are in need of inspiration, have a look at what the rest of team created with their kits this month.  The October Gallery is full of beautiful creations.  

I hope you have had a most fabulous week.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tiddly Inks Tuesday

Another Tuesday has rolled around, which means it is time for the next Tiddly Inks Challenge.
This week the challenge is:
Boys will be boys- Snake, snails and puppy dog tails.

I struggled to say the very least.
It took all my might to create a boy card and not use pretty things.
You may notice though that I couldn't resist using my liquid pearls, but they were blue so I told myself it was okay lol.

If you want to participate in this challenge and see some amazing inspiration, check out the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog for all the details.

Thanks for joining me on this fabulous Tuesday.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sweet Saturday

Hello everyone.

This week on the Lime Tart blog it was my turn to do a step by step. 
I decided (after much deliberation), to make a CD Gift card. 
Fill the CD/DVD with photos or home movies and it is a perfect gift to send to those loved ones interstate. 

Here is the cover

The stamp is  Sweet Pea Stamps - ching-chou kuik's Dream of  Dahlia.
Those pretty papers are from the October Half Tart.

Here is what the inside looks like.
And finally a photo with the CD in the pocket.
If you want to make this at home, pop on over to the Lime Tart blog to get all the steps.

I hope you are having a great weekend.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tiddly Inks Tuesday

Hello, hello.

It is a beautiful Tuesday today.  The sun is shining, the girls are relaxing on school holidays and I get to share another Tiddly Inks creation with you.

This little angel was such a joy to colour, I absolutely adore the whole Sugar and Spice Theme.

If you are in need of more Tiddly Inks inspiration, head over to the challenge blog for this week's challenge...
Paint It Up - use paint on your card.

Thank you so much for joining me today

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sweet Pea Sunday-sale, sale, sale!

Hi again everyone
I am back today with another Sweet Pea Stamps creation.
But before I show you that,  have you checked out the AMAZING sales going on over at Sweet Pea at the moment.

Huge 48 Hour Sale 
Sweet Pea Stamps is having a 48 hour sale beginning at midnight Oct 1st and running through to Oct 2nd.
All orders will receive 25%  off  (excluding wholesale).
The online website will automatically deduct the % off for you.

There are also some simply fantastic bargains to be found on the Sale Page. Some stamps are 50% off, some are $3.00 and some are even $2.00.  If you want to stock up your Sweet Pea Stamps collection, now is the time to do it!!

Now onto my card.
This gorgeous little girl is Valarie Wade's Planting Seeds.
She can be purchased on her own or together with another gorgeous little fairy on Valarie Wade's Sheet #1, Plate #118.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Lime Tart October Kits is it that you have come around so quickly!
The year has gone so fast, but I suppose the saying goes 'time flies when you are having fun'. 
Speaking of fun...the new kits from Lime Tart have been released.

As always they are full of gorgeous papers and embellishments.

October '11 Full Tart - Click Image to Close

October '11 Half Tart - Click Image to Close

A la Tarte - you had to be quick this one has already sold out!!
October '11 A la Tarte - Click Image to Close

October '11 Gourmet Tart - Click Image to Close
Be sure to stop by the store and grab a kit before they are all sold out!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Getting Crafty

I have been collecting Make It Crafty digital stamps for a little while now, but I have never actually gotten around to colouring them...until today.

I was feeling inspired and decided to make this card to celebrate Zoe's birthday.
The card uses both the Petals and Palings and Zoe Celebrates digital stamps.
Green and pink is my favourite colour combo at the moment again, I have reached for them a few times in the last week.

It was just a quick share today, I have a pile of other things I need to be doing.
Have a fabulous day.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tiddly Inks Tuesday

Hi everyone and welcome to another episode of Tiddly Inks Tuesday.
This week there is another fabulous challenge on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog.
What is it you may ask!!  It is simple really, you have to use clear acrylic somewhere on your card or creation.
Think clear acrylic card, acrylic albums, even shrinky dinks count.

Here is what I cam up with using a square of clear acrylic, which I think may have been the front of an album.
I really wish I would have taken step by step photos, because I love the way this turned out.
I covered the clear acrylic with alcohol ink to create that gorgeous mottled effect.  I then backed the acrylic with book print and sponged around the edges with white paint to give it a frosted feel.
I then added all those beautiful embellishments, and of course the focus point of my project using the delightful Tiddly Inks image You and Me.

If you would love to play along with the fabulously fun challenge be sure to head over to the challenge blog for all the details and to see some more utterly creative projects from the rest of the Tiddly Inkers.

Thank you so much for stopping by today

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sweet Pea Sunday

Hi again.
I thought that while I had a spare five minutes I would share this card with you.

I will be honest with you and say that I wasn't completely happy with how the card turned out, although I really do love the stamp.

Speaking of the stamp it can be purchased on its own or together with three other equally beautiful stamps on Ching chou kuik's sheet #34, Plate #129.

Thank you so much for joining me today.

Sweet Specials

Lime Tart is having a sale on some of the overstocked Sweet Pea and Kraftin' Kimmie stamps.
Here are just some of the Sweet Pea stamps that are on sale:

©Renee Biertempfel's Sea Angel
©Elaine Cox's Plate 84 - Click Image to Close
©Linda Biggs's Little Fairy Freak Mermaid - Click Image to Close
And here are a couple of the Kraftin'Kimmie stamps that you can get a fabulous bargain on.

Patsy and other 50's gals
Patsy - Click Image to Close
Arianna - Click Image to Close
So be sure to head over to the store, grab a bargain and stock up on your favourite stamps.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Lime Tart September Gallery

Hi everyone.

If you missed it earlier this week, the Lime Tart September gallery was released. 
I was blown away by the creativity of the design team this month, so many truly gorgeous creations to look at.
I decided to not make any layouts this month and just focus on cards with the very pretty A La Tarte.

Just Because - free standing pop-up card
Tutorial found here
Friends -I used the stamp on this card to make a gold embossed background.

Just Because 
Seed Box and metal charm - to see how I made the metal charm be sure to check out my step by step post on the Zest Blog.
4U - I stamped the flower onto sticky backed canvas before applying it to the tag.

Just Because 

I think that is about it:)
If you want to see some close-up photos and also the rest of the teams amazing creations, be sure to visit the gallery today.
And if you want to buy one of these spring kits stop by the shop before they all sell out.

Thanks for visiting