Waltzingmouse Stamps Mothers day Bloghop.

I'm joining in the waltzing mouse blog-hop. Here is the mothers day card I made using the stamp sets "Blessed by you" and "Seasons of love tags". I really liked the look of clean and simple cards that other people do but I struggle with making them myself. This is probably the closest I've ever come. Anyway I hope my Mum likes it, I'm sure she will. Now I'm off to look at all the other creations on the blog hop.

Under the sea

Isn't this one of the most gorgeous images?! It is from Sweetpea stamps. You can see some other cards from SweetPea stamps at stampersquest.com. Just search for Sweetpea or look at the featured vendors page.

This Card uses some Kaiser papers, emboss resist on the back card with tsukineko 'Opalite' ink which has also been used to add highlights to the mermaid.
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Brag book two

I love 1aking these little books for presents. This book is for one of the very special wee girls I look after. I had a blast making it! I used lots of spellbinders to make it even easier. I loved the effect of cutting the photos with the spellbinders. I was limited in the photos that I had so I could cut all of the boring bits out and just have the focus on the 'little cutie' herself. The instructions for making this book are over at Stamper's Quest. Just do a search for "brag book" on the top right of the page and it will show up.
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Baby Brag book

This is the second brag book that I have made - the first (with instructions) is here at stampersQuest.com. They are so easy and fun to make. You should definately have a go. This one has a little yellow box to keep it in.
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Inspiration from February Stampers Quest

The cards that I made for the February special folds feature at StampersQuest.com were so fun and easy to make that I have made loads more. These ones are themed for Boys and girls about 6-11years ish. I loved the style of card so much I have decided to do them in my upcoming class at Scrapbook corner.

The Pirate card uses Kaisercraft 'Skull Boi" paper and a cuttlebug cutting die.

The Beach card uses Kaisercraft 'Sunny days' paper and Spellbinders cutting/embossing/stenciling dies, classic circle, invered scollop circle and Seashells.

For details on the measurments and construction of these cards go to this post at StampersQuest.com for the instructions - but be sure to look around at the other cool projects made by the Artistic guides there.

OR if you are in Napier come to Scrapbook corner for my class.
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Spring is nearly here - sun is on the way.

Well I've been having a whole lot of fun playing with the sunflower spellbinders dies. What an awesome set this is - there are so many different ways to make the flowers up. (and they all look gorgeous). I've made these samples up for the next class at scrapbookcorner. The only stamping is on the centre card which is a stampscapes sentiment.


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My first spellbinders class

This is what I have made for a class at Scrapbook corner - Napier NZ. It is three cards and a giftbox using the spellbinders nestabilities squares, new release Kaisercraft paper and a small stamp set from heroarts. They are so simple but fun!

Go and see all of the details on the scrapbook corner blog (and see the gorgeous samples for the next spellbinders class).
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Oh I've had some fun....

Boys cards are hard - they all like different things - and I'm never sure if I've got it right. But, this one was so much fun to make. It is a digi-stamp from Victoria Case designs. I never thought I would use digi-stamps ( I'm a big fan of rubber - I don't even like polymer stamps that much) but this was fast to receive, cheap and I can make it which ever size I like. There are downsides to the techniques I can use though.

On this card I have used copic markers to colour then cut out with spellbinders inverted scollop (and matted on to a purple scollop circle) The paper is from Kaiser - it is my daughters favourite so we have quite a good stash of it and I think it works well with the mnster boy theme.

The layout is loosely based on one of the sketches from Stampersquest.com - April
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How cool is this?

My New Stampscapes arrived last week but I was too busy to play (darn it all) but today I had a chance and it was Sooooooo much fun. This is my second go. They are so quick and easy to get really cool results. I just need a bush plant to cover where I put too much green on the bottom of the mountains, I'll add it to the list.

The bottom one is the very first one that I did - It is on normal card so the colours aren't as vibrant and it's too long to fit on a normal size card and I don't want to trim it down. But I love it too.

I think I'm going to love everything that the stampscapes stamps can do!
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New MIL card

I've been over to the ISC blog and saw this sketch which was just perfect for my MIL - I think this is a much nicer and brighter card for her, so the butterfly card from earlier now goes to my sister's friend. This was a fun easy sketch with spellbiners circle dies. All of the stamps come from the "about me" ISC sheet. The dandelion head was stamped onto the red circle with white emboss powder and then the flower stamped with distress ink mustard seed and fired brick was layered over the top. I also just happenned to have the perfect ribbon in my stash. I was going to pleat it a little but this one was just too busy. The background paper was from my stash from a few years ago and was cuttlebugged with the the divine swirls and stylised daiseys folders. I was going to add a "happy birthday" sentiment with peelcraft stickers - but decided that I liked it just as it was. - Thanks ISC.
edit: we went out for tea this evening and she loved the card. woohoo.
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beautiful butterflies

Oh my goodness it's been soooooo long. I thought it was time I added something to my poor neglected blog.
this is a card made for the MIL. It was a backgound that I had prepared during a class I was taking and I liked that the colour was almost like a sky blue, so what else to add but some butterflies flitting about.
All Stamps are Rubbadubbadoo - birthday block and monarch
All inks are kaleidacolor - blue breeze and desert heat.
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A fun challenge

Here is a snippet of two of the projects I made for the I Brake for Stamps feature over on Stamper's Quest magazine. Mine were featured on the final day. I recommend looking at all of the guides creations to see what a wide variety of images they have. Follow the links on the stamper's quest pages to check out I Brake for Stamps.

Oh my...

how long has it been - I've been doing stuff - honest - just too much stuff. On April 1 there was a new edition of Stamper's Quest with some of my projects in them - here is a snippet..

You can go and see the other projects at www.Stampersquest.com.

SQ Feb sketch challenge

Well the 10th of the month has been and gone so the sketch challenge is up over at stampersquest. This horse card was made using Rubbadubbadoo stamps with a hero arts sentiment. It was inspired by Kitties tutorial at Stampersquest which you can see here. I had fun drawing in the fence but was not brave enough to attempt a tree so I used one I already had.

This card uses the same sketch turned on its side.
I've used darkroom door stamps and ?Distress Inks? with lots of distressing of the edges with scissors and fingernails.

Go and look at the other Artistic guides interpretations here. And as the readers cards are contributed you can see them here in The Sketchbook.

latest ATC

I've been making some ATC's for a swap at my local - Scrapbook Corner. This is one of my favourites that I made - so I thought that I would share.

Images are Stampendous and oxford impressions.

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