Monday, 18 August 2014

pretty packaging

That's what I've been upto. Thought I would decorating some gift bags. I find that having lots of stuff makes it hard to create cos I just never can decide what to use ha .
This week at papertake weekly they wanted spots n dots. So I grabbed a couple of scrap pieces of paper to decorate my bags with.

Over at let's craft and create they are wanting ribbon or twine or both, I've gone with ribbon on my creations.
Over at stamping sensations anything goes

I created my own epoxy type embellies using glossy accents. I created a cute shaker on this bag with some little silver sequins inside.

The oh hello stamp is su.

Hugs & kisses stamp is rachelle miller. The papers are from a really old anna griffin set. I really enjoyed decorating these bags and I think I'm definitely going to be decorating more. How great would they be for christmas. I wouldn't mind doing 24 as a countdown to christmas for the chloe monster with a little gift in each day. These bags are actually just the right size to hold a card too, so you could use these instead of an envelope. I have some smaller glassine bags which maybe better for the Christmas treats :) listen at me talking about christmas when it's only August ha! I love creating at christmas though especially with christmas songs playing ( little to early for the Christmas music yet though hehe) 
Shaz xxx




Sunday, 17 August 2014


That's what my creation today represents (to me anyways)
The theme over at Simon says stamp
This week is summer. Well to me when I think about summer I think about these colours. Even when buying summer clothes for the little chloe monster , these seem to be the colours I choose, especially big bold prints in these colours :) 
Over at the fusion card challenge

The challenge is only these colours :) or the sketch ( or both) but today I've just gone with the colours.
I still have no laptop, apart from 2 broken ones :( however I have just realised that my iphone takes far better pics of my cards than the ipad does, so think il be ok with the pics for a while now :)
Here is my summer creation.

I've had this jar of buttons and straws on my desk since the beginning of summer to try and get myself in the summer mood ha!

 The card was quite simple to make. I used a few die cuts from K & co berry sweet collection.
I bought tons of that collection a few years ago and it's all still sitting there in a large 12x 12 tin. Iam determined to start using some of my stashed stash ha! I really have to start using it else I just can't justify buying more. Speaking of which I have just subscribed to the Simon says stamp monthly card  kit, I've never bothered with card kits before, but I decided that it would be good to have something nice drop through my door once a month, plus I may get to try products that I wouldn't normally choose, so quite looking forward to playing with those :)
Shaz xxx



Sunday, 10 August 2014

happily ever after ...

I've had enough time today to be able to join in with this weeks pti min
I love this idea of using dies and stamps on the border.
Here's what I created this week.

I used a sentiment stamp and the small butterfly from the love lives here set. The large butterfly is from sig series, butterfly. The butterfly's were stamped in sweet blush ink.
I used some patterned tape along the edges of the card, ribbon , felt hand cut leaf and resin flower.
Shaz xxx


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

lots of embossing

That's what I've done on my creation today. The challenge over at pti make itmonday  is to create wallpaper background designs. I had the (not so) bright idea of trying to create my background using glittered embossing powder. I used the stitched cross design stamp from the button boutique stamp set and the heart from the love lives here set to create my sentiment is also from the love lives here set ( my fave set) 
I'm still using my ipad to take pics , blog etc, and it's just not capturing all the sparkle :( I have used tiny silver stars on my background also, they look really pretty and sparkly.

I used tulle to create my bow for a really soft look.

Below pic more the real colour
I'd also like to enter this into Simon says stamp work it Wednesday challenge http://www.simonsaysstampblog.comwhich is blue.


 It's way more sparkly and a softer colour irl.
Shaz xxx



Saturday, 26 July 2014

singing in the rain or anything goes

That's the challenge over at
Here is what I created for the challenge, I'm now too late for that challenge but as the next one is anything goes it's still ok :)
I stamped a gorjuss girl onto navy cs in a very pale ink (so as no lines would show) I then coloured the image with prisma pencils. It's the first time I've stamped and coloured an image on coloured cs, I do quite like the finished result. I've added glossy accents to the rain and her boots.

Shaz xxx