Saturday, 29 September 2012

Case File #38 - Little Dog, Big Personality

Hi Everyone,
I have had a really sad start to the week.  My dog Cola, who has been with me for almost 12 years, passed away.  I was with him until the end and it was one of the sadest things to have to do.  So this week I wanted to make a little tribute to him, not only for him, but for me.
I used the CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration Case File #38 as my inspiration.
Here are the details and the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch and the challenge:

Because I thought Cola was so beautiful I decided to use flowers.  Not something I would usually do seeing as though he is a boy, but I love it, it was exactly what I wanted.

I used a Crafters Workshop Template - Mini Damask and Textured Paste to
raise the Damask and give some dimenstion.

I used clusters of flowers as well as some Dusty Attic Chipboard.
My background paper, was a sheet of white cardstock, I then layered newspaper over the top, and painted over it.  I distressed the edges and left some parts of the paper peeping through.  Like the word "dog" on the left.

Another textured area.

In the scroll is my journalling.  There was so much I wanted to say, so I typed it up to look like a newspaper and rolled it up, just like a newspaper.

Here is my journalling:

I tried so hard to say exactly what I wanted to say, hopefully I did a good job of it.

It was the nicest thing to do this week.  Hard as it was, it was my way of saying goodbye.

I hope they are looking after you in Doggie Heaven, Cola.

Thanks for stopping by. xoxo

Home Is Where They Love You

Hi Everyone,
Today I want to share with you a card I made using Unity Stamp Co. - Stamp of the Week -
Home Is Where They Love You.

I loved having a play with this stamp!! 
I used a combination of Copic Markers and Water Color Crayons for the background.

This is just the most adorable stamp!!

You too could become a stamp of the week member
and have a stamp delivered every week to you in Australia!! or anywhere around the world!!

Check out the details HERE

Thanks for stopping by!  xoxo

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Just A Boy - Case File 37

Hi There,
Have been playing along with the CSI: Color, Stories Inspiration challenges and having so much fun thinking outside the square and just being creative.
This is Case File 37:

Here is my take on this weeks Case File and the sketch.

Had a ball with this one.  The colors are right up my alley!!

Here are some close-ups:

I got all types of stampy on this layout.  I used Unity Stamps of course!
I have written my journalling in different areas around the layout.

I used a chipboard link chain from The Chip Chop Shop
and the lovely Miss Wally (Leeann Pearce).

I used the Crafters Workshop Template - Hexagons Template
and used Pan Pastels to color.

The twine is from the Twinery.  I looped it around the "a".

These Flair Buttons are from America.  They are
A Flair For Button - by Shelley Haganman.
I used some Basic Grey packaging behind the photo also.

I tore all the edges including the photo mat.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Unity - Thursday Hip Hop Time!!

Hi There,
If you have just joined the Unity Stamp Co. Hip Hop, welcome!!
Otherwise you should have just come from the amazingly talented
Today I wanted to share with you a card I have made using the

Here is a close-up:

This stamp of the week is so cute!
It could be arriving to your door also!!

Check out all the info on how to sign up

Something else I wanted to share with you is
a Canvas Art Journal that I purchased from

This is my front cover.
The quote is:
"This World Is But A Canvas To Our Imagination - Henry David Thoreau"

I have used:

I love this stamp set and have been wanting to use it for such a long time.

So keep an eye out on facebook and get it quick!!!

Your next stop is a very talented lady

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

My Little Shoebox + Unity = TOTAL CUTENESS!!

Hey Everyone,
Today is so exciting as we are releasing the new Unity Stamps for My Little Shoebox!! 
And can I just say that I want every single one of these stamps. 
They are so versatile and TOTALLY CUTE!!

Make sure you leave a comment on each blog to win one of the fabulous prizes
from Unity Stamp Company
and My Little Shoebox.
Winners will be chosen at random from the participating blogs.

If you are on the blog hop you should have just come from the extremely talented
Otherwise, I am so happy you have started here!!
Today I am going to share with you a layout I have
made using some gorgeous stamps and pretty paper.

I fussy cut all of the butterflies out of the patterned paper from the

I stamped the background using different colored inks.  So happy with the outcome. 
The flowers have been made from the
My Little Shoebox - 3D Roll-Up Flower and Accents. 
 So adorable.

The alphabet stickers are also from My Little Shoebox and were perfect for this layout.

This stamps is also perfect for cards, but I wanted to show you how you can make your own background using the doilies, there is so much you can do with this set!!

Here is my card:

And a close-up:

I used the My Little Shoebox - Coming Home Collection.
Using this really cool background stamp: 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Angela and Chris!!
Such a beautiful couple!!

Now it is time to head over to
the very talented

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Case File No. 35

Hey Everyone,
Today I wanted to share with you a layout I have been working on for the
last couple of days!
I am playing along with CSI: Color Stories Inspiration and this is their Case File No. 35.

This is my take on the Case File:

I have had so much fun with this one.
I have inked, stamped (of course!!), sanded, embossed, painted and glued.

Here are some close-ups:

My Evidence is:

* Starfish/Shells
*Photo Corners
*Tilt your Photo

My Testimony is:

*Use Random Word Generator - FATHER

I have hidden my journalling behind this measuring tape I made:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work!!