Minions birthday card

Minions birthday card

I made this Minions birthday card for a lovely boy called Joe 🙂 I designed and created it using the Scan’n’cut and got to use up lots of small scraps of card.
Minions birthday card 1

I added some detailing using gel pens. I recycled a small plastic washer from an electric toothbrush and painted it silver using a my silver Promarker. I used glossy accents inside it to give a glass effect.

Minions birthday card2

I’d like to enter the following challenges

Crafty Girls Corner- use yellow

Moo-mania and more- Masculine cards

Challange up your life- Repurpose household items

Di’s Digi Designs- For the boys

Send A Smile for Kids- Bright cards for kids


Bookie door hanger

Bookie door hanger

This matches the card I posted yesterday. I used two saturated canary digis to show the bookhead in and out (at I library I’ve decided!!). I created the background to the digis using Craft Artist.
I sanded the wooden blank edges and coloured them with distress inks and then stuck on Tim Holtz dictionary pages. I then resanded the edges and coloured them with distress ink.

I coloured the digis with Pro and flexmarkers and highlighted with pearlescent ink. I used glossy accents on the eyes and lips.

I used ribbons from clothing and buttons to attach the base card.  I punched two circles of the Tim Holtz paper and attached them together with foam pads with the writing facing inwards. I made the heart paper using Craft Artist.

 This is the other side.

I made the flowers and leaves using punches and then coloured and added gems in the centre.

It took me a long time but I love the end result.
I would like to enter the following challenges

Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days – Die Cuts and/or Punches
Lily Pad – Flower Challenge
4 Crafty ChicksFlowers
Crafty Purple Frog – Let’s get distressed
Craft Us Crazy Anything but a card and/or altered item
Just Keep on Creating – anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge anything goes/ Easter
Special Spring Bedhead birthday

Special Spring Bedhead birthday

Another 21st card today and I also made some matching gifts which I’ll blog over the next few days.
Inspired by Spring Colours and flowers I used my new Krista Smith Bedhead digi as my other theme was books as the recipient is a real bookie!
I made the papers and frames using Craft Artist. I coloured the edges of the card with distress ink and punched the paper corners with a MS punch.

I coloured the digi with Pro and flexmarkers and highlighted with pearlescent inks. I’ve shown a couple of angels to show the pearlescent effect. Looks a bit OTT but it really just shimmers a bit as it catches the light.

I also made some paper for the inside of the card and punched the corners. I’ve smudged the message for privacy.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – Use something new from your stash (new digi)
Flourishes –  Birthday Card
Little Miss Muffet Challenges – Spring colours/pastels
Raise The Bar – Cutesy Easter / Spring
That Craft Place – Spring
Little Claire’s  – Spring
Wags ‘n Whiskers – Flowers

Party Time Tuesdays – Flowers

Let your light shine picture

Let your light shine picture

The last in the matching set for the 21st birthday is a picture.
I made the paper using Craft artist. The digi is from Sylvia Zet.

I used Pro and flexmarkers to colour the digi. I highlighted using pearlescent inks. I used glossy accents on the necklace gem, centre of the flower and the lantern glass.

Last picture is at an angle to try and show the pearlescent highlights on the digi and the large flower.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Tuesday Throwdown – Pastels
Creative Mondays – Anything but Card
Totally Stampalicious – Anything but a Card 
Sassy Cheryl’s -Soft Pastels
Crafty Creations – Spring
I Love Promarkers – Spring
Creative Craft Challenges – Anything But A Card
Spring themed 21st card

Spring themed 21st card

This is the easel card that goes in the box I’ve already posted! I decided to use the themes of Spring colours and flowers (see inspiration photos at the end of the post)

I used a Sylvia Zet stamp and created background papers with Craft Artist.

I inked the edges of the card with distress ink. I punched the top with a Martha stewart punch. I added a heart metal charm and some gems.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and flexmarkers and highlighted with pearlescent inks.

I made the paper for the base of the card. I added a green foam stopper with lace ribbon coloured with distress ink. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The back is decorated and the message is blurred out.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Fashionista Challenge – Anything Goes for Girls
Sketchy Colors Color Inspiration- Pink, Cream
The Shabby Tea RoomPhoto Inspiration- Homegrown Flowers 
Incy Wincy DesignsPastel Colours
Stamp and Create –Spring
The Crazy Challenge – Spring
There She GoesMetal Embelishments
Flower power

Flower power

Another Saturated Canary digi for this one. Once again I made the backing paper using Craft Artist which means I’m still shopping my stash for most of my cards!!

I coloured the digi with Promarkers, used pearlescent ink to highlight and glossy accents on the eyes, lips and wings. Lots of photos again to capture the shimmer.

I dabbed pink pearlescent ink around the edges of the card using a sponge.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge –Spring Is In The Air
Digital Tuesday – include a digital element – Use Your Stash
Divas by Design – wings
Crafty Purple FrogFlower power
Cute Card ThursdayFlower power
Poodles Parlour – Mothers’ Day / Female Card
Fairy Tale – Spring
Guylou’s Inimitability -Girlie, Girlie


Another card to wish someone better.
A cuddly swirly pearly card!! I made the background paper using Craft Artist and added a NitWits bear.

 I used pearlescent inks to paint the butterflies and add highlights to the banner. I used glossy accents on the flower and nose of the bear. I added pearls to the swirls.

I used some scraps to make the inside.

I would like to enter this for the following challenges
Party time tuesdays- get well soon
Crafty creations challenges- warm and cuddly teddy bears
My mums craft shop challenges- swirls and pearls
Paper crafting journey- cute
My time made easy- pretty pallette, see photo

Learning to dance in the rain

Learning to dance in the rain

There were so  many inspirations for this picture including the person it is for and these wonderful challenge photos (challenge detail at end of post). The pictures inspired my colours, flowers and swirls!

This is my creation with some words of wisdom.

I made the backing paper using Craft Artist and printed it out. I added some stickles to the clouds, butterflys and swirls.

I added glossy accents to my rain drops I’d designed and also to the beads hanging from my banner.

I used pearl and pink pearlescent ink to paint the edges of the petals on my flowers (which are from Wild Orchid Crafts). I added some pearl accents to my swirls.

I used a MS butterfly punch and curled the wings. I placed a couple of pearls in the middle.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Gingersnap creations-words of wisdom
Inky impressions challenges- pearls and/or bling
Aud sentiments challenge- anything but a card with a sentiment
The crafty pad- fresh Spring colours
Divas by design challenge- anything goes
Cutie pie challenge- anything but a card
Little claires designs- anything but a card
Cupcake inspirations- see photo at top of post
so artful challenges- Georgia O’Keeffe see photo at top of post

Mosaic- tutorial

Mosaic- tutorial

I had a decent amount of crafting time for the first time in ages today. I wanted to make a thank you card for a friend.Time to try a new technique to use up scraps! I’m really pleased how this worked out as it is perfect for using small scraps.
I started by deciding I’d use pink and brown and sorted out some scraps in those colours and some cardboard packaging.

I took a piece of cereal packet. I tore up pieces of brown scrap papers and stuck them down with Mod Podge I used similar colours in a circular pattern. I then coloured the torn edges with brown distress ink.

I then used various scraps with two pink patterns on them to make my union jack patterned mosaic.  I coloured the torn edges with pink distress ink.

I covered the mosaic patterned paper with two layers of Mod Podge.

I used a die cut from Lili of the Valley. I cut it out and highlighted the flower, mirror and pearls using glossy accents. I added some pearl embellies to the bag. I mounted them using foam pads to get some lift.

I would like to enter the following challenges
kaboodle doodles- thank you
papertake weekly- happy highlights
card makin mamas- something old
crafts 4 eternity- clean and simple
crafters cafe blog challenge- CAS

Folding, folding, folding

Folding, folding, folding

Yep it’s my first attempt at a tri-fold card. Many thanks to the Top Tip Tuesday team for the great tutorial and inspiring DT cards. I’m really happy with this card as I managed to use lots of freebies from my stash so it was inexpensive but doesn’t look it!

I’ve used a Lili of the Valley die cut with lots of added stickles and also glossy accents on the robins and poinsettas. The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and I added stickles
TIP: It is easier to put stickles on your craft mat and catch the edges of the petals in it rather than applying the stickles direct (I find I use less this way too!)

The robbins, holly leaves, pressies and trees are all chipboards from a Forever Friends set free with a magazine and the papers were also magazine freebies.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Top Tip Tuesday- more than one fold
Wags ‘n’ whiskers- Christmas themed
Winter Wonderland- what a cutie
Phindy’s Place challenge- Christmas
The Crafty Pad- traditional Christmas colours red, green and gold
Everybody art challenge- Christmas card
Shopping our stash- Christmas or Winter