Friday, February 28, 2014

Bestie Decoupage Easel Drawer Card

This is my Bestie Easel Drawer Card using one of  Sherrie's Decoupage Sheets - these are so versatile and so much fun to use.

This is my Easel Drawer Card!


This is the Easel Drawer Card - Drawer Opened-I painted inside the drawers with Dusty Attic "Dusty Pink" paint and lined the drawers with paper from the Sherri's Decoupage Sheet.

Close up of the Bestie Decoupage!

Products used in this project:
Cardstock: Kaisercraft CD101  Coconut.
Image: Sherri Baldy's Decoupage Sheet.
Papers: Sherri Baldy's Decoupage Sheet.
Base Drawer: was made by my wonderful father who supports me in my creativity ventures.
Paint: the drawer was painted with Dusty Attic  "Dusty Pink" from Molossi.
Epoxy Hearts - on the front of the drawer I punched out some hearts from Sherri's decoupage sheet and set them underneath glass epoxy hearts.
Pearl Runners - Molossi.
Roses - Enthaily.
UTEE - Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel - Melt Art - this was used on the word "Adore" at the top of the card and also on the circular frame. I like to do 3 coats and it brings it up like glass.
Kindy Glitz - Crystalina - Illawarra Scrapbookers and Craft.
My Stash - Heart Glass Epoxy's, chipboard circle, charms, washi tape, die cuts, ribbon and lace.

Come along and join in our challenge starting on the 28th February!

Challenges I have entered my project in:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Trifold Shutter Card with Adaptation and Presentation Box.

This is my second card I have completed as Guest Designer for Molossi this month - it is a bit different from the normal Trifold Shutter Cards with a much larger space at the end of the card for your personal message or if you prefer a larger embellishment. You could also have your favourite stamp coloured on this panel due to the generous size.

Tip: I find when making these shutter cards if you use a double sided Scrapbook paper with borders on both sides in the design of the paper, it will correspond a lot easier for you when putting your cards together.

This is the card open.

This is the card closed with a handmade band using ribbon and a single flower.

This is the box I made for the card embellishing it with the Molossi Papers, Pearl Runners and  Molossi Flower.

Products used in this project:
Cardstock: base cardstock is Kaisercraft CD102 Licorice.
Cardstock: Kaisercraft CD144 Grape.
Paper: Molossi.
Pearl Runners: Molossi.
Rhinestones: Molossi.
Pink Flower: the lovely flower on the box is from Molossi.
Roses: Enthaily.
My Stash: Die cut panel "beauty", vellum saying and flower on band.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Guest DT Layout for Molossi

This is my second layout for Molossi as their guest designer for February.

This is the second layout I completed for Molossi using their beautiful papers, I have rolled the top left corner which I added a tag inside and made a pocket in the bottom left hand corner for the journalling notes. I have also used their chipboard chandelier and painted it black and coated it with 3 coats of the UTEE. I have also made 2 handmade embellishements cutting them out from their papers, the purple roses are cut out using a 1" circle punch and set underneath a 1" glass epoxy dome and set in a brass setting.

Products used in this project:
Cardstock: Kaisercraft CD102 Licorice.
Paper: Molossi.
Chipboard Chandelier: Molossi.
Rhinestones: Molossi.
Tags: these were made from the Molossi paper.
UTEE: this is from Melt Art.
Own stash: girl's names.

Note: The chipboard chandelier was inked black then had 2 coats of UTEE applied.

NOTE: The UTEE is a Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel - Dimensional Medium for Decorative Arts.

I have entered this layout in the following challenges:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Hi all I have been nominated by Rachel Taylor click here (to link to her blog) for a Liebster Award! Thank you so much Rachel, it is lovely to know others realize the hard work I put into my blog.

Here are the rules of the nomination:

  1. Be sure to thank the blog that nominated you and be sure to link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions that the blogger has asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 of your favourite blogs under 500 followers and ask your own 11 questions.
  4. Make sure to let each blogger know about your Liebster Blog nomination on their blog (leave a comment and link back to your Liebster Blog post).

Here are the questions Rachel asked me and my answers.

Do you like to do shaped cards?
I like to do unusual cards, not one of my cards are the same, I like to think outside the box.

Have you used any unusual embellishments on your cards (like knitting, items from crackers I have used playing cards from crackers)?
I have used a cracked CD - it gives you an unusual mirror effect on your project.

Do you like to use CD's in your crafting.?
I have used CD's in my crafting for a mirror effect.

Is card making the only craft you do?
No, I do Scrapbooking , Card Making and Off The Page Projects.

Do you like to recycle things for using in your crafting.?
Yes, I find I end up with so many cards from time to time I remove a lot of the embellishments on the cards and reuse them for new creations.

Have you ever made a card with a happy mistake but it turned out better than first thought?
Yes, I think if I want to be honest I have found many new techniques by making mistakes.

Have you found that crafting give you a whole world of new friends?
Most definitely, I have met and exchanged ideas with many new people and have kept in touch with a lot of people all around the world.

Has your hobby turned into a money spinner?
No, not as yet as I am not a business. I do a lot for Design Teams and Challenges at this stage, I do have the ocassional order but that is mainly through people where I live.

How many cards a week do you make?
That depends on my Design Team commitments, as I am not limited to doing cards. I would say I do at least 3 projects a week.

What is your Favourite Colours?
Purple, Pink, White.

Have you ever crafted in a unusal places?
Yes, while on holidays I have crafted in our Motorhome.

Here are 11 of my favorite blogs I have nominated for the Liebster Award!
Here are my 11 questions for the chosen bloggers

1.Why did you start blogging?
2. How long have you been blogging for?
3. Have you met new friends through your blog?
4. What is the main purpose of your blog?
5. What are 2 of your favorite colors?
6. What is your favorite brand of stamp?
7. Do you do a particular style in your craft?
8. What is your favorite craft tool?
9. If you color images, what is your favorite type of markers e.g. Copic, Promarkers etc..
10. Do you prefer Digi Stamps or Rubber stamps and why?
11. Do you enter challenges and why if you do?

Here is a link to some information on the award if you are new to blogging and aren't sure what it is all about!

Happy Crafting and have a great day!


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sherri Baldy's New Decoupage Collection

Hi Everyone, I have an exciting update for you on the very newly released Sherri Baldy Decoupage Sheets - They are now available in Sherri's store on etsy.

There are 8 lovely Decoupage sheets available at Sherri's Etsy Store right now for you to try.

This is the one I used on my Twisted Easel Card, with some of the sheets you even get beautiful papers to print out to enhance your projects.

This was the card I made using this sheet!

I was able to use the beautiful papers not only on my card but also on this matching box I made to present the card in as a gift.

Check out all 8 Decoupage Sheets available from Sherri now!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Tic Tac Toe Scrapbook Layout

This is my Design Team Scrapbook Layout for  "The Scrapbooking Hut".

We  were given specific techniques to use and a list of items
 that needed to be included in the layout.

You will find the link to "The Scrapbooking Hut" at the bottom of this post, please come along and join in the fun.

Scrapbook Layout "Tic Tac Toe"

The following elements and techniques had to be included in this layout.
  • Include 3 or more buttons.
  • Sentence as your title.
  • Hand make at least 1 embellishment.
  • 2 or more Photographs.
  • No plain cardstock.
  • Paint on project.
  • Roll and Tear each layer of paper used.
  • Use a Stencil.
  • Use ribbons in an interesting way.
Product used on this project:
Paper: Kaisercraft - P971 - Pickled Pear Collection - Chartreuse.
Paper: Kaisercraft - P1097 - Bundle of Joy Collection - Stroller.
Paper: Kaisercraft - PS130 - English Rose Collection - Vera.
Roses: Enthialy.
Buttons: Beutron.
Stencil: Christy Tomlinson - Mask Doodles.
Paint: Chromacryl - Acrylic Paint - Warm Red.
Pearl Runners: Molossi.
Ribbon: Spotlight.
Lace: Spotlight.
Hand made Embellishment: Punched out 1" Circle and set it under the glass epoxy and set it in the brass setting.
Own Stash: Butterfly, Die Cuts, Charms and Journalling Tab.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Twisted Easel Bestie Deco Card

This is my first project as a Design Team member for 3D Besties Deco, you will find the link at the bottom of the page which will take you directly to Sherrie Baldy's newly released range of Decoupage Sheets for her beautiful renown stamps that we all love to color. With these decoupage sheets the coloring is already done for you so you can spend more time on the design of your card - everyone will be wanting these fabulous decoupage sheets. Depending which one you get some come with Sherrie's very own designed beautiful papers as well as the image.

I have used Sherrie's papers on my card as well as the beautiful image!

Don't forget to join in our challenge which starts on the 14th February, we will be having these every fortnight, so gives you plenty of time to create and join us in our challenges. The link is at the bottom of the page!

You can use your own Sherri Baldy stamps in our challenges they just have to show the layering like with the Decoupage Sheets - I can't wait to see your fabulous creations!

This is what I have created with my very first Sherrie Baldy Decoupage Sheet - Twisted Easel Card.

 Side View of Twisted Easel Card

Close up picture of tearing and rolling your papers.

I have made a matching box to present your lovely card in to the special someone.

Products used for this project:
Cardstock: Kaisercraft CD178 Flamingo.
Papers: Sherri Baldy Decoupage Sheet.
Image: Sherri Baldy Decoupage Sheet.
Epoxy Stickers: I cut out the flowers with a 1" punch and put them under a epoxy sticker.
Texture Sticker: Tumbleweed - "Lace".
Mod Podge: Plaid - Gloss Lustre.
Die: Couture Creations - "Doily".
Flowers: Enthaily.
Glass Dots: Prima.
Rhinestones: Molossi.
Pearl Runners: Molossi.
Varnish Finish: Helmar Crystal Kote Varnish Spray.
My Stash: Twine, Die Cuts, Epoxy Stickers and Pins.

Tearing of paper - I have done this using a tearing ruler, then I ink the edges of the paper.
Rolling of paper - I have made 2 rolls at the side and one at the top right - this is a really good way to showcase your other papers that are underneath the top layer and then add some embellishments and flowers to really give your card the 3D look.
Add Gloss to your rolls - I like to add a really thick coat of Mod Podge on the underneath side of your paper as when you do your rolls it shows a lovely glossy effect.
Rolling your paper - I use the smallest paint brush I can find to roll my paper, but make sure you keep the paper tight as you roll with your paint brush then carefully slide the paint brush out.
Epoxy Stickers - I used epoxy stickers after cutting out some of the flowers with a 1" punch and applied the stickers to the flowers - these are glued to the card front near the stopper that allows my card to stand opened.

Visit our blog for all the details of our very first challenge - be sure to join our blog so you are updated with the latest news of the newly released Decoupage Sheets.

These are the challenges I have entered my card in:

Monday, February 10, 2014

DT Layout for Molossi Designs

This is project 1 for Molossi Designs as their guest designer for February.

Guest Designer Layout for Molossi Designs 

With this project I have torn the edges of the paper, inked edges with an ink pad and have also rolled the corners of the top piece of paper using a paint brush to reveal the different paper used underneath. I have also applied 3 coats of UTEE to the chipboard cogs which brings them up like glass using a heat gun. 

Note: For the glass effect on the chipboard cogs you paint the cogs your desired colour using a ink pad and ink the cog with a Versamark  Stamp pad. Apply a generous amount of UTEE over the cog and use your heat gun to dry, you will notice the UTEE melting - reapply coats of UTEE until you get the desired effect. With each reapply of the UTEE you will need to keep the surface wet with applying the Versamark Stamp Pad and then more UTEE. I find 3 coats leave a lovely glass finish.

Products used in this project:
Cardstock: Kaisercraft CD133 Cherry.
Paper: Molossi.
Chipboard Cogs: Molossi.
Brads: Molossi.
Green Rhinestones: Molossi.
Distress Ink Pad: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Pickled Raspberry.
UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel): This was used on the cogs which brings them up like glass. I used 3 coats on each cog.
Own Stash: Cog eyelets, die cuts and journalling tags.

Note: The UTEE is a Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel - Dimensional Medium for Decorative Arts.

I have entered this layout in the following challenges!

Layered Boy's Card for Molossi's Designs

This is a fun card to make using Molossi's papers layering them and inside the card I have made a pocket and a handmade tag for your personal greeting to that special little one.

This is the boy's card using the layering of Molossi's papers and rhinestones.

This is inside the card, the left side I have made a pocket and a personalised tag that you can write your personal greeting to that special boy! I have continued with the Molossi paper on the right side to complete the card with the birthday wishes.

Products used on this project:
Rocket Paper: Molossi Designs.
Rhinestones: Molossi Designs.
My Stash: Ribbon, Cardstock and Die Cuts.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Exciting News-DT Designer for " My Besties" 3D

Well know I can tell you my very exciting news, I have been chosen to be one of the designers for the new "My Besties 3D Decoupage range!"

Please visit our very new challenge blog, I am so excited to be chosen to showcase this new range of Sherri Baldy's Beautiful Images, if you aren't up to coloring this new range of "My Besties 3D Decoupage" are exactly what you have been waiting for.

We will be having fortnightly Challenges, showcasing Sherri's brand new 3D sheets.

First Challenge starts on Valentines Day

14th Feb 2014

If you click onto our very new blog, then on the right hand side you will see the shop at etsy, click onto it and type into the search bar decoupage sheets and you will see the very first ones that have been released and ready for you to purchase. So easy, after payment they will be emailed to you and you can print them off straight away and start creating! Some come with beautiful papers as well.

I am looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations in our fortnightly challenges!

Happy Crafting!

Sketch Challenge "Stuck on U Sketches"

This is my interpretation of the sketch challenge for "Stuck on U Sketches" for February. You will find the sketch and their link to the challenge at the bottom of this post.

This is my interpretation of the sketch challenge, I have used the following techniques on this layout, tearing, rolling of paper to form rolls that reveal the underneath paper, faux stitching, distressing the edges of the paper, embossing.

This is a collage of different areas of my layout: 1. The full layout 2. Top tearing and rolling accompanied by a cluster of roses from Enthaily and embellishments from Prima and Molossi. 3. Bottom tearing and rolling accompanied by a cluster or roses by Enthaily, a Prima Brad and a lovely embellishment handmade by Annette Stapylton - a very talented lady.

Products used in this project:
Cardstock - Base Kaisercraft Vanilla CD113.
Paper - Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings Collection P767 "Devoted".
Paper - Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings Collection P769 "With Love".
Paper - Top layer Kaisercraft P769 has been torn and rolled back to reveal butterflies on opposite side of paper.
Fluid Chalk - Distress edges-Inguild Bolme Fluid Chalk Ink - Blossom Red.
Faux Stitching - around edge of paper.
Stenciling - I have used a stencil in the top right corner and the bottom left corner from Balzer Designs called Mini Flower Corner and sprayed with Glimmer Mist.
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mint Choc Chip.
Brads - Prima - Optimist - purchased from The Scrapbooking Hut.
Modge Podge - Gloss Lustre - Plaid. This was applied to the rolls.
UTEE - Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel - 2 coats applied to butterflies and chipboard frames.
Roses - Enthaily.
Pearls - Molossi.
My Stash - chipboard frames, red adhesive mesh, chipboard little lady, die cuts and butterflies.

Techniques used on this layout:

Faux Stitching - Stitched around the edge of bottom layer of paper.
Distressing - I distressed around the edges of the bottom layer of paper and then applied the Blossom Red fluid chalk ink on the edges.
Rolls - Using a small paint brush roll back the edges where I have torn to form the rolls at the top and bottom of the layout.
Stenciling - I used a corner stencil on the top right corner and the bottom left corner and sprayed over the stencil with Glimmer Mist.
UTEE - I colored the chipboard butterflies, chipboard frames and the chipboard little lady with my ink pads and then applied coats of the UTEE drying each coat with my heat gun until I acquired the look I was happy with.

NOTE: When using the UTEE you need to make sure your surface is wet before applying another coat , I ink my chipboard and while it is still wet apply the first coat of UTEE. Then using my heat gun dry the UTEE, you will see the crystals melt and before you apply your next coat ink up the surface with a Versamark Watermark Ink Pad. Do this with each coat until you are happy with the finish. I find 3 coats brings your chipboard up like glass.

If you apply a coat of Helmar's Crystal Kote Gloss Varnish spray to your layout, this will keep the dust off your flowers and pictures over time. I usually do this with all my projects especially the ones with flowers on as it is fabulous for keeping the dust off your flowers and embellishments. Make sure you follow the instructions on the can, I find just one coat is sufficient to keep your project dust free.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Male Valentine Card

This is my first card using Ranger's Distress Markers, I usually use copic markers and both have their good points. They cannot be compared to each other as they are completely different when coloring an image.

This is my first card using the Distress Markers from Ranger!

Inside of card - I made a pocket on the left side of the card which you could put a personal message in or some money.

Products used in this project:
Card Base: my card base was a white 5"x 7" Card.
Stamp: Stacy Stamps -
Image: was colored with Distress Ink Markers.
Paper: Paper Loft - Flip Flops  - Burgandy Dashed Grid/Light Olive Solid.
Paper: Kaisercraft Pickled Pear Collection - P972 Apple.
Modge Podge: I put a coat of Modge Podge on the torn rolls at the bottom of the card to add a high gloss effect on the rolls.
My Stash: Ribbon, Sentiments, Die Cuts and Charms.
Distress Ink Markers used:
Bird - Brushed Corduroy and Tea Dye.
Stems of flowers - Peeled Paint.
Leaves - Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters.
Flowers - Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Cards Galore Challenge

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Emily's Monarch Butterfly Umbrella Card

This is my card for "Challenges 4 Everybody" DT Team for February. The digi image is from "Lacy Sunshine". Come along and enter your projects at Challenges 4 Everybody - you don't have to use the digi's we have used, you can enter 3 projects you have made during February.

"Challenges 4 Everybody" link is at the bottom of this post.

This card was made using a digi stamp from "Lacy Sunshine" and the actual base card was made using Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Grand Labels Eleven die and also the Spellbinders Nestabilites Floral Oval die.

Products used on this project:
Image: Digi Stamp is from Lacy Sunshine.
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities and Spellbinders Nestabilities Floral Oval.
Cardstock: Base Card Kaisercraft Vanilla CD113.
Cardstock: Premium White and embossed.
Pearls: Molossi.
Pearl Runners: Molossi.
Roses: Enthialy.
Embossing Folder: Couture Creations - Encaustic.
My Stash: Flourishes, Ribbon, Pins, Pink Cardstock and die cuts.
Copics: The digi stamp was coloured using Copic Markers as follows:
Hair - E00, E01, E33.
Skin - E0000, E000.
Lips - R20 - blending on blending technique.
Eyes - B000.
Dress - R21, R23, RV34.
Umbrella - R21, R23, RV34.
Shoes - C3, C5, RV21, RV23.
Flower and Ribbon - R20, R22, R02, R05

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Guest Designer - Molossi

I have some very exciting news to share with you all this month - I have been chosen as Guest Designer for Molossi for this month of February. I look forward to creating some new projects this month using Molossi's products. Take the time to visit their store and see the lovely products that are available to you!

Here is the link to their retail store: