Crafter and House Sitter

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Paper Craft Planet 3D129 Challenge Botton Box

A challenge to make a Button Box,   from this template  but found out that only three of my cards would fit. You could however use it for little tags or of course buttons  even chocolate . Lyn's little box is so pretty with the flowers and bling
I used  Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery, Soft Suede  and Crumb Cake card stock
Stampin' Up!, Four You Flower and Hello from the Posy Punch stamp set .
I also used some Michael Strong stamps from my stash and some left over ribbon.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge 218

This weeks challenge from Stamping411
I used Stampin' Up!  Soft Suede and Very Vanilla card Stock
Morning Cup Stamp set and the Take a Sip wheel stamp
I stamped with Soft Suede and used Marina Mist to colour the images.
I also used the 1 3/4 scallop, 1 3/8 round and Jewelry Tag punches

Friday, August 26, 2011

Rubber Redneck Colour Round Up Challenge 44

A challenge from Rubber Redneck using colours Basic Grey, Old Olive and More Mustard .
This is a sneak peek in Aus for the Posy Punch Hostess Stamp set from Shelli's Signature Collection.
This set works with the Fancy Flower punch .
I used Stampin' Up! Basic Grey, Old Olive and More Mustard card Stock
More Mustard and Old Olive Ink Pads.
The Fancy Flower , 3/4 " Round  and Scalloped edge punches.
Basic Grey brads and some bling from my stash.
Not colors I would have put together myself but they look really good and I will be using the combination again.
Check out Holly's site at Rubber Redneck its super and I have gained heaps of inspiration from her videos etc.
Thanks Holly

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Paper Craft Planet 3D128 Challenge Wingin' It!

A tricky little challenge was this from Paper Craft Planet and no matter what I did I couldn't really get the top of the box to sit right.   The site is
I changed the template a little with a different butterfly and made it slightly bigger.
I used Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake card stock
Versamark ink with the heat and stick powder then Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  Made a huge mess with glitter everywhere so will have to get special containers for both of these powders.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge 217

This was a double challenge  I used Stampin' Up!  Pumpkin Pie plain and designer card stock.
The Boho Blossom and Butterfly punches
The Teeny Tiny Sentiments and Flight of the Butterfly stamp sets
Basic Black Ink Pad

The Paper Players Challenge #60

My first challenge with Paper Players and I used black and white to show off these great stamps by Michael Strong.  I like this style as it is clean and simple but still very effective and would look good in any colour.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Pals Paper Arts Challenge PPA107

A sketch challenge by Rae Harper . A lovely design and great for small design  matching stamp sets
I used Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze and Whisper White card stock
Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze Inks
Stamp set  Pocket Silhouettes
Whisper White Satin ribbon
Scallop punch 1 3/4 and round punch 1 3/8 , Scalloped boarder punch

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Paper Craft Planet 3D127 Challenge Take out for the Man

The challenge was to make a pizza box with a masculine theme.  I used the Pazzles to cut out the chain and anchor and glued to some black and silver card stock from my stash.
Its always hard to think up items for men , so with my Husband being a Boat Builder I tend towards a nautical theme.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Teddy Bear Book

A little Bear book for my Grandson Ryan to write in was cut out on my Pazzles machine with a My Scrap Chick design.  Best of all he will receive it in the mail which will be exciting for him.
I used Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink and More Mustard card stock.
Inked with Basic Black Close to Cocoa , Creamy Caramel and Rose Royal.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Paper Craft Planet 3D126 Challenge Lets Mix it up

Love this one and got the idea for the glass from  Go check out Dawn's Blog , its just the best resource for all sort of ideas and techniques. The template was super easy to put together and would make any bottle look extra good.
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I used Stampin' Up card stock Daffodil Delight and Real Red , and the scalloped round punch, round punch and scalloped edge punch.

Paper Craft Planet 3D125 Challenge Treasure Matey

Now this was a tricky little challenge and I ended up with very sticky fingers and thumbs trying to hold it all together. The template was from  I printed the template as it came on to white card stock and added some ink on the joins and creases and loads of bling.  Just love bling

Paper Craft Planet 3D124 Challenge Tissues Anyone

Made this with some Kasiser papers I had keep for a while looking for a special project . The template and instructions are from
Very easy to make and a great way to have your own personalised tissue box.

Paper Craft Planet 3D123 Challenge Angles Landing Purse Box

A cute purse gift box . The template and instructions from 
I found the card I used was not quite strong enough to hold the purse up properly so ended up cutting the legs off and it still looks great and would make a wonderful gift filled with goodies

Saturday, August 13, 2011

411 Saturday Sketch Challenge 216

This was a great sketch  and one that I will be using again . I am a new  Stampin' Up! demonstrator with limited supplies so used the following
Card Stock :Whisper White, Black and Cherry Cobbler.
Whisper White  Satin Ribbon, Black and white Brads.
Teeny Tiny Sentiments  and Hostess Punch Potpourri Stamp Sets.
Black and White ink pads.
Boho Blossoms  Extra Large Punch and the Word Window Large Punch

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New to Blogging

Well at long last set up this blog today.  Took a while and with the help of Genelle Little got it up and running and not looking to bad even if I say so myself.  Thanks Genelle

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge #214

This is my Button Birthday card using Stampin' Up! buttons I received free with an order.