04 October 2015

Ribbon Girl - Pearls and Lace

Hi everyone,
Finally, I can share a card I made for a special occasion recently, my sister's 40th birthday.
I decided to use this adorable Sarak Kay stamp from Stampavie which shows a little girl and her dog.  Growing up, my sister and I had matching doona covers of a similar Sarah Kay illustration in pink and blues, so it seemed appropriate to use this stamp for her birthday card. 

I also used the opportunity to make my card for the Ribbon Girl October card challenge - Pearls and lace.

I used: Bark hearts small, Dusky Blue Button Twine, Beaded berries Ivory/Cream, 4 Row Pale Ivory Bridal White Pearl Mesh, 5mm Pearl and Diamante Embellishment, 45mm Blanche Embroidered Tulle Lace, 12mm Molly Ivory Daisy Guipure, Seam Binding Limoges Blue, 3mm Ivory Pearl Bead String, Blooms Tiny Vintage Aqua, Stickles Stardust

She's a pretty little girl with a sweet little doggy. We had one similar when we were growing up and I am fortunate enough to have another beautiful little fur ball now to share with my little kids. 

I hope you get a chance to head along and join the Ribbon Girl card challenge, the prizes this week are from Ribbon Girl and LOTV, not to be missed. 

I hope to share something else later in the week with you. I have my little boys home on school holidays at the moment so we might all head into the craft room together :) 

Until then, 
Happy crafting xx

25 September 2015

Only three months to go!

Ahhhh .... last day of school for my boys today! We now have two weeks off. 
It has been a super busy term and they are both exhausted and looking forward to some quiet days. 

I had a little play with another Christmas card over the last few nights. It is a fairly simply one but I am happy with how it turned out.  Can you believe that as of today there is just three months to Christmas? phew.... it is going to just speed by. 

The card base is cut with Doo Hickey dies and both Tilda and the Bull finch are from the So Jolly 2009 collection. 

All of the pretty embellishments are from the Ribbon Girl.

The second layer is embossed with Swiss Dots embossing folder and all edges are inked with DI Antique Linen. The pretty Poinsettia banner die is from Memory Box. 

Tilda is coloured with Copics. The sentiment is from Penny Black. 

I have another card up my sleeve to share in a few days but I can't share it yet. I will hopefully have something else to play with on my desk soon. We'll see :) 

I hope you get a chance to play at your craft desk this weekend!
See ya - Kylie x

14 September 2015

An early Christmas Card

What is this? A Christmas card already? 
Sorry about that :) I had this adorable little stamp sitting on my desk so had to make a card with her. 
She is Unwrapped Tilda from the 2009 So Jolly Collection.   I have masked the Snowy Circle from the So Snowy collection 2009 in a pale blue ink. Tilda is coloured with Copics. 

The button twine, bells and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.

The papers are a mix off a few scraps I had laying around. I've used a few doo hickey dies as well to embellish. 

I spent a bit of time in my craft room on the weekend organising it a bit so hopefully that means I will be inspired to craft a little more :) 
Until then, happy crafting!

06 September 2015

Flowers, flowers everywhere!

Hello crafty friends, 
I'm back to share a pretty pink card with you today.

The challenge over on the Ribbon Girl Blog this week is to make a card and add flowers.  

I've used this adorable new Tilda from Magnolia, she is Bohemian Peony Tilda from the Boho collection. She is paired with loads of beautiful Ribbon Girl goodies (Brown 2 tone 30mm wild roses, 28mm 'Matilda' IVORY Vintage Style Cluny Cotton Lace, 3mm Ivory Pearl Bead String, 16mm Ivory Ruffle Edge Faux Suede, 9mm 9597 Earth Velvet Berisford)

I masked Tilda and stamped this lovely script stamp behind her.  She has the most beautiful hair.
Head on over to the Ribbon Girl blog to take part in the challenge. 

Until next time,
have a great week x

14 August 2015

Floating away

Its Friday friends :)
I had my eldest home from school today with yet another virus. This winter we seem to have had our fair share of the germies being spread around at school.  It gave me a good chance to have a sit at my desk and colour while he played on the computer.

This sweetie is one of the new stamps from Magnolia's Boho Collection. I am not sure of her name as yet but I am sure we will see a pre-release sale come up very soon. 

I have masked her onto the "Flower Cloud" from the With Love 2013 collection.  The images are coloured with Copics and the background was sponged with Memento Sky ink.  Previously I was sponging my backgrounds with Distress Inks, but I found that it was smudging the Memento that I used to stamp the image, making the background all murky so I've moved across to Memento to do the background as well. Once upon a time I would have coloured the background with Copics as well, but I use so much expensive Copic ink doing so. Sponging is more economical.

The papers are Maja Design "Coffee in the Arbour". 
All of the embellishments are from the Ribbon Girl.

There are a few Doo Hickey dies used in the card too. 
I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of this gorgeous collection, if the stamp club is a teaser, we're in for some beautiful stamps. 

I hope you get a chance to do some craft this weekend! I have a few more stamps sitting on my desk which are calling for some attention.
Until next time, happy crafting xx