Saturday, November 30, 2013

Happy Birthday to us!!!

On Saturday it was my birthday and my son's 11th birthday. I love sharing my birthday with him.
11 years ago God gave me Gabriel as my birthday present and I am so grateful because he has blessed my life in so many ways as have all of my other kids.
Gabriel loves to drum. He plays drum in our kids worship team at church called 'Nitros'. He is starring in our church Christmas production this year of a 'drummer boy' so I thought since drumming is a very important part of his life, I will make him a card with a drummer.  
The digital stamp I used is Kenny K's "Anime drummer". Isn't he cute?

I coloured this image with my copic markers. 

Skin: E000, E00, E21
T-shirt/Bandana: Y35, Y38
Jeans/Cap: B93, B95, B97
Drums: C1, C3, C7
Cymbals: Y28


DP: Kaisercraft 'Off the Shore' collection
Sentiment stamp: computer generated


Kenny K's Krafty Krew  -  #160 Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Jungle theme birthday card

I was recently searching online for 'jungle' themed products when I stumbled across
Little Scraps of Heaven Designs and was very happy to find just what I needed. These cute paper piecing's are exactly what I was after. I had never really put one together but thought to give it a go. 

I want to make my friends son a birthday book and card for his 1st birthday. The day after I purchased their 'Zoo Safari  Pattern Collection', they offered a free 'lion' pattern with the condition you would create something on the weekend with this pattern. Well, I did just that!
This is the card I made...

I'm so excited to be going to the 'Papercraft show' this long weekend.
I am keen to see new products and especially meet Alyce Keegan and see her colour live.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Copic Card Challenge in support of Koala Kids

I am so excited to be entering my first Copic Card Challenge for 2 reasons. Apart from having a chance to win some incredible prizes, it's all for a good cause. I love that Copic Australia will donate $5 to Koala Kids for EVERY card entered! I have also chosen to donate my card to a Koala Kids Patient.

For this challenge, I've created my first criss-cross pocket card and below you will find instructions on how I made it.

          Materials needed
  • 1 12'x12' card stock for the pocket (I've used white)
  • Card stock (contrasting colour) for insert, frames and punches (I've used red) 
  • 2 pieces of 5 3/8" x 5 3/8" patterned paper
  • 2 piece of 5 3/8" x 5 3/8" patterned paper cut in half for triangles
  • Scor-Pal
  • Martha Stewart heart border punch
  • Strong
  • Scissors/paper trimmer
  • corner rounder
  • Stamped image/s and embellishments as desired 


Cut 2 pieces of cardstock 5 1/2" x 11" and score each piece at 5 1/2"
Cut one of the squares in half to form a triangle (on each piece).

Glue both squares together

Cut 3 squares of patterned paper (5 3/8" x 5 3/8")
One will be for the inside.
* (cut 4 squares if you want one for the back cover)

The remaining 2 squares can be cut in half to form triangles.
You should have 4 triangles but you only need two.
* If you are using the same patterned paper for each triangle then you only need one square.

The INSIDE and BACK square should look like this.
I've only covered the inside.

Glue both patterned triangles to the back. 
When they are folded towards the front, 
the patterned paper will be seen when crossed at the front.

It should look like this once folded.
Glue or place adhesive on the bottom of the inside square, 
as well as the bottom of the triangle that will be on top of the card. 

For the Insert
Cut cardstock and patterned paper same size as in picture.
Round off both top corners of each piece.
Use the heart punch along the bottom.

For the Tab
Cut a strip of cardstock 2 1/2" long and use the heart punch along one side.

Make sure you place the tab piece between the other 2 pieces 
before sticking them together.

I made this circle with sentiment to be glued on my insert.

To make the circle

Cut out a 3 1/2" circle and stamp as desired.
I cut another strip of cardstock and used the heart punch along one side 
to create a border to frame my circle.

This is how it looks with the border around it.
I got this idea from Norma (From my craft room)
Check out her other borders and her cool blog.

Embellish your card as desired.

           Both digital stamps are from La La Land Crafts and coloured with copic markers.    
                                                              Heart Key Marci 

                                                         skin - E00, E21, E51, R20
                                                         Hair - E43, E44, E47. E49
                                          Dress, shoes and bow - R22, R24, R27, R29
                                               Key and sentiment - light blue glitter

                                                               Sweetheart Marci 

 SkinE00, E21, E51, R20
Hair: C3, C5, C7
Dress and Shoes: B24
T-shirt and Socks: R83


The papers are from Me to You (Valentine pack - double sided)

                                     I am entering this card in the following Challenges:
                                    La La Land Crafts #14 competition - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and I hope this tutorial was helpful :)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Mother's Day Card

It's that time of the year again where MUM's are celebrated but the truth is...mother's should be celebrated everyday. I am thankful for my mum. She has a generous spirit and a gift of giving. She's a great cook too!
I also love being a is a gift from God and He has definitely blessed me with 4 amazing children.

Well today I made my mum her mother's day card which I am entering into the 

'La La Land Crafts Contest #13 - Mother's Day, Wedding or Graduation.' It is the first time I have paper pieced a card. It was a bit of work but I like the effect. I also used liquid pearl for the first time but had an accident halfway through when the bottle slipped and rolled over some of the pearls and squashed them. I tried to fix the smudge the best I could :(
Here is the pic of my card.

                                                   The lovely image is Dress up Marci 
                                 I also used Filigree Corner Die from La La Land crafts.
I am also entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Boots -  Use a Stamped Character
                                                    Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Quinceañera Book Card

I made this book card for my daughter Brianna who celebrated her Quinceañera last year.

I never got around to posting photos of her party or uploading my tutorial for her finally I decided today is the day :)
Keep scrolling down for the tutorial.

Between my friends and I we took 3000 photos, so there were a lot to sort through. I've picked some of my favourites to show you.

Her Grand entrance through her very bright TIARA

Happy Quinceañera Princess!

Our family

Her Cake

Gainsborough Greens Golf Club

Brianna exchanged her flat shoes for her heels

one of the 75 invites I hand made

Dancing the waltz to 'Cinderella' with her dad 

Here is the Book Card Tutorial.

             Materials needed
  • Card stock for book cover
  • Card stock for matting (or patterned paper)
  • Card stock for book frame
  • Scor-Pal
  • Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch
  • 2 pieces of ribbon
  • Glue
  • Scissors/paper trimmer
  • Embellishments as desired 

Book cover 
    cut your card stock 7" x 12" 
    score at 5 1/2" and 6 1/2" to create the book spine.

Book frame 
Cut 2 pieces of card stock measuring 6 1/2" x 8"
Cut 2 pieces of card stock measuring       5" x 8"

Using your Scor-Pal, 
score your paper at 1/2", 1 1/2", 2 1/2", 3 1/2",4 1/2", 5 1/2", 6 1/2" and 7 1/2" 

Flip your card stock over and score at 1", 2", 3", 4", 5", 6" and 7"

Using a bone folder, concertina-fold the 4 pieces of card stock 
with alternate mountain and valley folds creating crisp folds. 
When you're done, they will look like the one on the bottom right corner.

The 4 pieces that make up the book pages folded.

Place glue on the edges of all the pieces that will join together.

You will attach one of the longer pieces to one of the shorter pieces.
Wriggle the corners gently into place until the 2 edges sit at right angles.

Add the third piece.

Then add the fourth piece.
Notice how I've left all the tops and bottoms of each piece to glue last.

Here's what it looks like all glued down.

This is where you will glue it to 
but before you do will have to 
mat and decorate your book cover inside and out

I have chosen glittered card stock but you can use patterned paper if you like.
Cut 2 pieces of card stock measuring 5 1/4" x 6 3/4"
Cut 1 piece of card stock measuring 7/8" 

 These will be matted on the inside of your cover like this 
but before you glue them down 
make sure you glue down anything else that has to be glued underneath them 
like ribbon, border edges etc
(view 4 pictures below)

Punch out 2 strips of border edges measuring 5"
Punch out 2 strips of border edges measuring 6 1/2"
These strips will be glued on the book frame to decorate it.
(view 4 pictures below)

 Punch out two 7" strips of border edges to glue on the inside of the book cover 
(view 2 pictures below)

Cut 2 pieces of ribbon measuring 7" and glue them 
between the matted card stock and cover.
 This will be your closure for the book once it's done. 
(view next 2 pictures)

The border edges and ribbons glued down before the matted card stock.
Remember to also glue down any ribbon 
from the front cover that needs to be hidden.
(view next picture)

The whole inside finished before decorating.

The front cover embellished

The finished Book Card

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope this tutorial has helped you :)