Saturday, August 29, 2009

Daisy & Dandelion Decoupage kits...soooo cool!!!

Awhile ago, I bought some stamps from Binky Crafts in Malta - there were 4 sets & I fell in love with all of them so I HAD to buy them all. There were Pickles & Onion (elephants); Bubbles & Squeak (bears); Candyfloss & Marshmallow (bunnies) and Daisy & Dandelion (dogs). In order to make the shipping costs worthwhile, I HAD to buy more stuff to fill up the envelope (darn shame I tell ya...LOL) It wasn't hard to do, thats for sure!!!! I bought these Decoupage kits that came with die cuts to make the animals & some patterned papers. They were too cute to resist & I'd never tried Decoupage before so - what the heck?!?!?!

I pulled open Daisy & Dandelion & put all 8 of them together in front of the TV one day while I was getting caught up on my Soaps! Then, that night, I sat down with the patterned papers they came with and made 8 cards...yup...that's right, I said EIGHT cards!!! There wasn't much stamping, just the sentiments but it was fun designing the cards to match for a gift set. I wish I had taken a picture of them from the side so you could see the some points there are 5 or 6 layers on these cuties...neat eh???

Here is the first set:
<-- all 4 cards & envelopes inside a plastic box. The little charm says "Made for you"

<-- 2 of the cards inside
<-- the other 2 cards inside

Here is the second gift set I made:
<-- the plastic box tied with a ribbon and a charm - I put the cards in sideways so you could see them better
<-- 2 of the cards inside this set
<-- the other 2 cards inside this set
I am hoping to sell these at the Farmers Market, so we'll see if other people think they are as CUTE as I do!!!!
Thanks for looking!!
(P.S. I did not stamp or colour these dogs, they are preprinted on cardstock!!! I can't take credit for the companies beautiful artwork!!!)

Friday, August 28, 2009


Time for ANOTHER winner and ANOTHER chance to win!!!! This is SOOOO fun!!!!! So, the winner of last week's stamp set - A Little Birdie Told me - is........................... Lynne in NI

Congratulations Lynne!!!!!!! Please email me your snail mail address and I will get Heidi to get that stamp set out to you as soon as possible!! THANKS!

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Now, for this week's Friday Freebie, I am offering you a chance to win this Sarah Kay stamp - Time for Apple Pie. Isn't she cute??? I coloured her with my Koh-i-noor pencils & Gamsol. I used a journal that Heidi had sent me awhile ago & covered it with SU paper. I made a matching pen to go with it. I added some flowers and brads, a ribbon and a button and voila - plain ol' journal - TRANSFORMED!!! LOL

This stamp is GENEROUSLY donated by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp - thanks for making this all possible Heidi - you are the BEST!!!!

All you have to do to win this stamp is leave me a comment, become a follower of the Simon Says Stamp blog and participate in this weeks challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog (which is Back to School). That's it...easy huh??? Good luck to you!!!!

Have a GREAT weekend!!!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Simon Says....Back to School!!! (sniff sniff)

This week's challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is BACK TO SCHOOL! Now, most of you know I am a teacher & I truly truly TRULY LOVE my job, but I LOVE my summer holidays too!! Well, they came to an end on Monday - had to go back to work! Students start tomorrow so that is always an exciting, eventful day!!! Can't wait to meet my new little stars!!!!

Here is a card I made using Tilda with Slate, available at Simon Says Stamp.

Paper: Black CS base; Real Red; Summer Sun

Stamps: Tilda with slate (Magnolia); crayon (not sure the company that made it)

Ink: Copics

Accessories: ruler ribbon; bus button; scallop edge punch; Numbers embossing folder (Cuttlebug)

Head over to the blog to see the other DT members FABULOUS creations!!! They are so amazing, I am SO honoured to be on a team with such talented ladies!!! There is some HIDDEN blog candy on one of the DT blogs, so be sure to find that for a chance to win something GREAT!!!!

Don't forget, you can also win a $25 shopping spree from Simon Says Stamp by entering your card on the blog!!!! CAN'T wait to see what you come up with!!!!! AND if you enter the challenge, you can also enter to win my Friday get at LEAST 2 chances to win!!! Can it get any better??

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Baby Sleeping plaque

My friend is about to have her baby any day now, and I wanted to make her a few things to go in a gift basket. I made this sign using a piece of 5x5 cardboard and cardstock. I covered it using some scraps of paper I had in my bin - it is totally overflowing so I NEED to use up some of them!!!! The shiny pink paper that is the second layer, is also her pants - I paper pieced them, then added rhinestones for some bling! The top layer is a piece of pink vellum that I attached with the brads. The sentiment is computer generated. The little flowers are from a Wedding tub of flowers (like 700 flowers in this cute little tub from Michael's) - I just sponged the edges of them pink, and the sparkly brads are from Doodlebug. The image is LiLi's Secret from Inky Impressions & I coloured her using Copics.

Thanks for hanging out at my blog - I appreciate your comments more than you know!!!! Have a great day!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Janet's Corrosive Challenge #26

Welcome to the jungle.......that is the theme for this week's challenge on Janet's Corrosive Challenge Blog. Every time I think of this theme I end up with the Guns N Roses song in my head...LOL....ahhh well!! Make a card or project using a jungle animal! I have a TON of jungle animal stamps so it was hard to choose one! This elephant is Pickles from a Daisy and Dandelions set from Binky Crafts in Malta - isn't he cute??? The DP looks like elephant skin & I found it by fluke in my scrap bin! I have NO idea what company made it but it is cool!!!

Anyways, you know I love my animals, so I can't wait to see what you create with your jungle stamps!!!! Head over to Janet's blog to see what the rest of the DT have created - there are some WILD projects!!!!!

Have a great week!


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