SSS - August Kit of the Month

A couple of weeks ago I had a awful cold - in fact I still don't feel 100% better but during those few days (where I needed to carry a tissue box everywhere I went!) I really just wanted to have a little me time (did I mention - the kids and hubby all had the same thing...). I really wasn't in the mood for thinking and since the kids were waking up frequently during the night I also wanted an early night...I decided to pull out one of my Simon Say's Stamp cards kits and have a play.   
I actually made quite a few cards - though I did end up calling it a night and finishing a few more over the following few days. 
Here are the cards using SSS - August kit of the month.

In all honesty I think this stamp set and sticker are well suited for a scrapbook page - but I managed to pick a few of the stickers and work them in to these thank you themed cards.
Happy Crafting!

Ink Road Stamps: Just a Number...

Back again! Sharing another Ink Road Stamp card I created. This time I'm using stamps set: Just a Number. This was a fun card to create - I used a whole bunch of colours to create a numbers background and decided I would also make it a little interactive by adding some 'scratchy' stickers. 
Here are the two cards but for further details you can also check them out on the Ink Road Stamps blog here.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Ink Road Stamps: Blog Catch Up &...a card or two!

It's been absolutely CRAZY and exhausting the last few weeks...
I've been unwell with a nasty cold which I caught from the kids - but I'm on the mend and catching up on some much needed blog updating!
Today I'm quickly sharing two cards I created for Ink Road Stamps. I'm using the stamp set Frond of You - which is probably one of my favourite sets from their first release!
Here is the direct link to their blog post which has a few extra details - otherwise the cards are below for your viewing along with a video tutorial on how I created the second card!


I'm super excited to also share that the second release of Ink Road Stamps are on their way to me via snail mail. So stay tuned for some more inky fun!
Happy Crafting and have a wonderful weekend!

Craftie Cafe: Happy Halloween with Ghosties!

Let me just say – I do not celebrate Halloween (though I may or may not buy and snack on a few of the jumbo sized candy bags that become available in the lead up towards it.) But … Halloween seems to be gaining popularity here in Australia and let’s be honest I’m not going to pass up an opportunity to work with Halloweens awesome colour scheme - oranges, purple and black!
When we were given this theme from our lovely Craftie Café co-ordinator I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to play with. I was browsing their web store for a few days before I settled on the Impression Obsession die – Ghosties. I originally wanted something that could be used again because I’m also one who likes to be able to get the most out of what I buy especially when it comes to craft supplies! There were a number of dies that would have worked with the card design I made – cats, bats, witches, pumpkins, skeleton, even owls! I searched for these words using the Craftie Café search engine and really had a diffic…

New Stamps: The Stamp Market...

I've recently been purchasing a few new stamps from new stamping brands that seem to be popping up everywhere! The Stamp Market was one on my list - and their latest release pushed me over the edge - I just had to have them! 
They arrived very promptly (surprisingly! - as we all know when it comes to craft supplies snail mail seems to take even longer!) and I finally got to play with them over the last few days. 
I managed to make four cards using the Succulents stamp set and Best Ever Greetings stamp set. I based these cards on the (CAS)E this Sketch challenge which I missed the deadline to play for (I knew I would...) but it was such a great sketch for these stamps and I needed a little bit of inspiration to get me in to a creative mood. Here is the sketch and a direct link to where I should have linked the photos if I had finished these cards sooner and posted this blog! 

and the cards...

The next two cards I steered away from the sketch slighter - though still using the same metho…

Ink Road Stamps: Introduction

It's a little late - but... here is the link to my Ink Road Stamp introduction! You'll be able to see my craft room and find out a little more about ME! :)
So stay in touch - I've got some fun cards using some of their awesome stamps coming up in September!
Here is a sneak peek of what I'll be using...

Come over, see my introduction, and don't forget to say hello! There are also some other lovely talented crafty girls on this design team, check out their craft room space and say hello too! :)

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Craftie Café: Geared for Father’s Day

I’m back with another Father’s Day Card for Craftie Café!
I don’t make a lot of masculine cards – but given the right tools I absolutely love creating them. Most of my masculine cards are created with a certain person in mind (which is probably why they’re so much fun to make) – I purposefully use stamps/dies that I know they will like. In this case both my dad and husband enjoy cars and moving parts. So today's cards I’m using two gear dies and I’ve made them a little interactive because WHY not!!!
Here is the first card:

This was a pretty simple card to make. First I die-cut the gears a couple of times using black card. I used the same technique I used in my last blog post (see video here) to create some dimension for three of the gears. Using pencil I marked where these gears would be place on the card. Next, I used my Crop-a-dile hole punch to punch holes in the spots where I had marked with pencil. I then inserted my split pins into the gears and attached them to my card. I adh…