30 December 2011

Under The Sea

We're just two days out from 2012 and I'm behind on blogging my 2011 creations. Oopsie! This is one of the (many) tags I still have to share from the collection I made my friend Amy for Christmas. It's one of a handful of boy-friendly designs I came up with. Meanwhile, you may have noticed I've updated my blog with new wallpaper and graphics. I've also been replacing some of the older photographs on the site with new (better) versions. This won't be possible for every card (I've given a lot away!) but I hope to re-photograph at least 2/3 of my collection. Oh, and my New Year's resolution is to blog more often - I have so much to share! See you in 2012!


Paper - Graphic 45
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Kaisercraft rhinestones, ribbon
Other - hole punch

23 December 2011

25 December

My last post before Christmas! The hours are flying by and computer time is *very* limited at the moment. Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog this year and left a comment. Hope Santa brings you all something inky for Christmas.


Paper - Imaginisce
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Imaginisce die-cut numbers, Kaisercraft rhinestones, red velvet ribbon, found clip art
Other - gold glitter glue

17 December 2011

A Joyous Christmas

Here's another tag from my Christmas efforts this year! As you can see I've used several pieces of clip art - the wreath came from a store-bought card (it pays to check before recycling them!), the Christmas label is from an issue of Somerset Studio, and the photograph of the little girl is by Collections. Meanwhile, I've just realised I'm short a couple of cards so it's back to the studio for me. Have a lovely weekend!

Paper - Basic Grey
Embellishments - Collections antique photograph, Stampington & Comapny clip art, found clip art, ribbon
Other - gold litter glue, circle punch, hole punch, sandpaper

15 December 2011

Santa Baby

It's the week before Christmas and I've finally finished my cards. I've even had time to whip up a handful of small tags for the home-baked goodies we (my mother and I) plan to make next week - ginger snaps, chocolate brownies, white Christmas, fruitcake, etc. I'll try to remember to photograph them before they're distributed :-) Meanwhile, here's a tag I made for my cousin Angus's present. I'm thrilled with the red velvet ribbon. It was a bit of a nightmare to tie (it has a plasticised back which tears if you pull it too tightly) but it was one of my star finds at the Christmas sales last year. Love it!

Stamp - Amazing Creations (baubles), Imaginisce (Santa gnome)
Ink - Brilliance platinum planet, StazOn jet black
Paper - Basic Grey
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - red velvet ribbon, satin ribbon
Other - gold glitter glue, watercolour pencils, hole punch

11 December 2011

Merry and Bright

I've just realised I'm running out of time to share my Christmas creations. Where has December gone? Yikes! I made this card for my friend Donna in the States. I thought the pastel colours were perfect for a Minnesota Christmas (which I believe is frigid!). The clip art is something I've been holding onto for a while and this was the perfect card to make use of it. I'm almost finished with year's Christmas cards - just a tag or two to go. I was lucky to have a couple spare from last year but next year I'll be starting from scratch. A daunting prospect! LOL

Ink - Versa Magic sea breeze
Paper - Imaginisce
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Stampington & Company clip art, Making Memories number stickers, brads, ribbon, timber star
Other - gold glitter glue, sandpaper

08 December 2011


Another boys tag, this one for the young at heart. I was inspired by Andy Warhol's famous pop art prints of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe. I would have liked to have had a third shade of blue ink, but, alas, I had to make do with two. I still think it looks fun though! Just imagine what you could do with a different stamp and colours of ink. I think I'll be playing with this idea more in the New Year :-)

Stamp - Stampington & Comapny
Ink - Versa Magic agean blue and sea breeze
Card - Canson
Embellishments - ribbon
Other - hole punch

05 December 2011

Little Fish

In the process of making my 51 tags I found I had an over-abundance of pink, girly designs. Cue panic! I raided my stamp collection and resurrected a few old stamps I haven't used for years. This Stampendous fish is one of my poor, neglected wood block stamps. I simply stamped and watercoloured the image, added a couple of swivels, some fibres (remember the fibre craze?!) and a liberal amount of glitter glue. *Really* happy with this one!

Stamp - Stampendous
Ink - StazOn jet black
Paper - Scrappin' Sports
Embellishments - fishing swivels, assorted fibres
Other - gold glitter glue, watercolour pencils, paintbrush, hole punch

03 December 2011


It's a beautiful day here in Newcastle! I'm just back from Christmas shopping at the Olive Tree Markets - so many inspiring things to look at. And buy :-) Meanwhile, I've finally finished my tag project! I have all 51 packaged in a pretty gift box with a gold gel pen and a big ribbon bow on top. Big sigh of relief. I still have a bunch to share with you, including this fashion inspired design. I promise to post more regularly this week to get through the rest of the tags. I have lots of Christmas stuff to share as well! Busy busy.

Stamp - Stamp-It, Inkadinkado
Ink - StazOn jet black
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - ribbon
Other - watercolour pencils, hole punch, gold glitter glue