Crafter and House Sitter

Sunday, September 25, 2011

"BOOTS" My Big Fat Pudda

I wondered how you did that !

I rest my case  (ah head)  Stampin' Up! is pretty good.
This is "Boots", my Ragdoll Burmese cross pudda . He just loves to be close by or sitting right on my craft projects while I'm playing in my craft room. He is just beautiful and a very spoilt member of the family.

Owl Book Marks

Just a couple of fun book marks I made today when I should have been packing to go away. I will be away for a month and just know I will have major craft withdrawals so had to just fit in a couple of little projects.

On the blue one I used Marina Mist and Crumb Cake papers with Soft Suede ink and on the pink I used Basic Grey and Very Vanilla with Pretty in Pink ink.
Punches used were the Owl Builder and the 2 3/8 Scallop Circle.
Found the large paper clips, ice stickles and bling in my stash .  Amazing what you find when you go looking.

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge 222

I love these challenges from Stampin 411  . I should be packing as I am going to Ballarat for my first house sit stint and I saw this sketch and just had to make a card.  Stampin' Up!Island Indigo is just the most beautiful colour and I can see myself using it a lot.
 I used Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla and Island Indigo card stock
So Saffron and Island Indigo ink pads
The Blossom Petals Builder, Word Window and Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punches.
And lastly the Build a Blossom and Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp sets.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge 221

A clean and simple card for this challenge by Tammi Fite
I used Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze,  Soft Suede card stock and Elegant Soiree Designer paper.
Because I Care stamp set with the  Soft Suede stamp Pad
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch and the 1 3/4" Scallop punch
The pearl was from my Stash.
A great all purpose card for any ocassion.

The Paper Players Challenge 64-Ann's CAS Theme-Animals or Plants

Love this challenge, , as it gave me a chance to use the Pazzles Cutting machine  and one of my "My Scrap Chick"  files. Isn't it just so cute.
I used Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Pretty in Pink. Basic Grey and Whisper White card stock.
I also used a Spellbinders Labels Seven Die and Cuttlebug plate to cut the 'miss you"
And again bling ( cause I just love lots of bling)  from my stash

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge PPA111

These challenges are just great and I'm killing two birds with one stone by gaining experience and making my Chrissy cards at the same time. Love it.  It just amazes me the different take on the one sketch - Card makers as just so clever.  Check out all the beautiful cards on this site

I used Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler Old Olive and the Holly Jolly Designer card stock
The Dasher Stamp with Soft Suede and More Mustard Ink pads
Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds
The Merry Christmas stamp and pearls where from my stash
Great challenge , Thanks Margaret.

Paper Craft Planet 3D Challenge 131 Journal This

A challenge from Keely Yowler This came at just the right time for me as I am going away next week and needed a little note book to take with me
This was all from my stash and the letters cut out on the Pazzles machine

Friday, September 16, 2011

Rubber Redneck Color Round Up Color Challenge CRU #47

An interesting colour combination challenge from
A matchbox type container for the chocolate nut slab but the colours did not show up as well as I would have hoped.
I used Stampin' Up!  Crumb Cake,Early Espresso and Always Artichoke card Stock
Perfect Plum ink Pad
The Bird Builder and word window punches
Teeny Tiny Sentiments and Punch Potpourri stamp sets
The base is crumb cake stamped in Perfect Plumb ink  with a wheel I had in my stash and the top was with the same wheel embossed with the Stampin' Up! clear embossing powder.
A fun project and great gift for a chocolate lover.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Paper Players Challenge #63: A Colour Challenge from Nance

An interesting colour challenge this week so struggled a bit as I don't have too may stamps as yet to play with.
I used Stampin' Up! Old Olive, Basic Grey, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White card stock
The retired Fun & Fast Notes stamp set and the Bring on the Cake stamp sets
Old Olive, Basic Black and Bravo Burgundy  ink pads and StazOn Jet Black
Coloured with my Gel Pens and dusted with Dazzling Diamonds
The shapes were cut with the Spellbinders large Deckled  Rectangles

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Combined 411 Challenges, Colour Inspiration 162 and Saturday Sketch Challenge 220

I combined this challenge fom these two  and as it suited both colour and pattern wise.
I used Stampin' Up! Pool Party, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip card stock with the Elegant Soiree designer paper.
The Itty Bitty Shapes , Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Boarder, Scalloped Oval and Word Window punches.
Stamps from the Itty Bitty Bits and Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp sets
Pool Party and Close to Cocoa inks
Pretty colours and they make a really nice combination.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Rubber Redneck Colour Round Up Challenge 45

A colour challenge using Stampin' Up! Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze.  I do not have Pear Pizzazz so used Certainly Celery instead.  Its a really nice colour combination.
I also used the retired Punch Potpourri stamp set and Teeny Tiny  Sentiments stamp set with Soft Suede stamp Pad .
The  Boho Blossoms  and Word Window punches

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge 219

Another great sketch and again very versatile
I used Stampin' Up! Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla card Stock
Retired Designer Papers Jolly Holiday (love this set of papers)
Delightful Decorations stamp set with Old Olive stamp pad
The Blossom Two spellbinders die,polka Dot emboss folder  and bling are from my stash.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Paper Players Sketch Challenge 61

A Paper Players challenge card with lots of pearls.
I used Stampin' Up!  Pretty in Pink ,  Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla Card Stock
Patterned paper from my stash and the Spellbinders Lotus die
Check out all the entries for great ideas.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Catalogue out today and Join for Just $169.00

This is a short offer for September only   - Check it out and let me know if you are interested  in joining or Hosting a workshop