Wednesday, 27 April 2011


Hi All Smile

I was asked if i would like to join the ALL THAT SCRAPS WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE TEAM ……and i said YES!…lol

This weeks challenge is ‘HOME DECOR’ so just create something to ‘pretty up’ your home Smile. When i was asked to join i thought that i had ‘plenty’ of time to create something for this week….so wrong…lol Forgot about my sis n nephews coming for a few days, easter n such! So i had to ‘very quickly’ put something together yesterday morning! Here is what i made!

I used 2 digi CC images from ALL THAT SCRAPS

I was in such a rush to get it made that i didn’t even get chance to colour the images ‘properly’ Sad smile ….and i only ‘forgot’ to do the cheeks!!! How could i forget that???…lol

I make these frames quite a lot. I use them to decorate me craft room..Chloe’s bedroom etc. I sometimes put acetate on  the inside of the opening. This completed frame measure 6inch x 6 inch. I made it out of blue CS then swiped lots of pale blue acrylic paint all over it (Trying to create a wave/ see type look…lol) I used a bit of glossy accents on the life saver ring thingy and on the hat!

Why not POP OVER to the challenge blog, take a looksie and join in! You DON’T have to use a CC image to join in with the challenge. You can use ANY stamp that they sell in the store and All that scraps sell lots of different stamps, CC, Magnolias, Stampavie, penny black, mft plus lots of others! So I’m sure you probably own some of those stamps Smile


Shaz xx

Monday, 25 April 2011


Iam a ‘little late’ with my challenge posting! *Sorry!* Here is this weeks MTME pretty palette


I don’t think that i have ever used these colours together and i guess that this is the great thing about working with colour palette’s because you get to use colours that you wouldn’t normally use. So when YOU are looking through the challenges and come across a colour challenge, maybe even MTMEPPC and you look at it and think ‘nah’ i can’t use those colours, they just simply are not my colours to work with, simply ‘throw’ yourself right out of your comfort zone and give it a go Smile Iam loving working with different colour combo’s! So here is what i created for this week.

The papers i used for this card are from BLUE SKIES

The sentiment is from the FRAMED ELEGANCE stamp set

ribbons.buttons etc are from me stash.


I ended up creating two cards. I seem to be doing that a lot lately when i’m working with new colour palette’s.

The papers on this card are from DARLING DOTS 3 and DOTTED STRIPES COLLECTION 1

The stamped frame and sentiment are from the FRAMED ELEGANCE stamp set

I LOVE that frame. The stamp set is ONLY $6 too! Sooooo worth it…a bargain.See it HERE


Shaz xxx

Friday, 22 April 2011

Oohps…almost forgot about this…

Just a quickie post as i just came across this what i made the other day for CR84FN colour challenge 24 , which is this colour combo

CR84FN24 Graphic

I didn’t even realise that i hadn’t posted it already Sad smile, so without further ado here is what i created.

Sorry that it is short and sweet but am in a rush right now Smile


Shaz x

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

More nice weather means more springtime creations :)

I had such fun creating this gift set today! I even got all messy with acrylic paint …lol (haven’t done that for a while) So the inspiration for this gift set came from the following places. Moxie fab World – Gift challenge , Shabby Tea Room – Pastels and stripes,  Our Creative Corner3d easter project , Crazy 4 challenges an easter gift .  Simon Says Stamp – Emboss it .I know that the gift box thingy doesn’t specifically say ‘easter’ on it, but it is a gift for someone for easter, so i thought that, that would mean the same thing!

I’m loving being back in me craft room, even though it still needs a makeover. It’s just so nice to be surrounded by prettiness, it helps to get ya motivated, especially at the moment with the lovely weather. Today i have been sat in there with the door wide open, the sun shining in, watching Chloe on the bouncy castle in the garden. The perfect setting for a bit of creating. So here is what i made today!

I think i smeared a bit of pale pink paint on almost everything haha! Iam sooooo loving these pti butterfly dies1 I ‘LOVE’ that you can just cut  out of patterned paper and then just use that as your embellishment!…so quick….so pretty!


One of the BEAUTIFUL sentiments from the PTI ‘Love lives here’ stamp set! I truly ‘HEART’ this set and have been hankering after it since before Christmas, but i only just managed to get me mits on it a cpl of weeks ago Smile Still haven’t had a ‘proper’ chance to play!

I am really liking the look of the acrylic paint!

…An oh so pretty gift box , jewellery box. I made this out of really sturdy card. As i’ve made this to be a trinket box for jewellery etc. The lid just opens and closes as it has hinges.

I really ‘took my time’ with this today, doing things slowly. I ALWAYS love the detail in things. I LOVE adding detail, whether it be inking the edges, adding liquid pearls etc. I just think that the ‘little’ details finish a creation off. For the ‘plaque’ on top of me trinket box i cut a mft die shape fro cream cs. I then stamped a sentiment from the pti ‘Love lives here’ set onto it. Then i was debating whether to just leave it at that, but then i decided that as this was an actual trinket box, that it needed MORE, it needed something else doing to the plaque. So i smeared across most of it with the pale pink acrylic paint, then i inked the edges ‘generously’ with vintage photo. I then gave it 4 coats of UTE, popped it in the freezer a while, took it out and gave it a few cracks. Rubbed some vintage photo into said cracks and then that was it, i felt that it was now indeed a plaque Smile haha! I even gave the little butterfly a bit of the UTE treatment…hehe.

I think i really must make more things with hinges! I Love hinges…hehe!

…buttons….flowers and lace…some of my favourite things

Many thanks for the challenges ladies and giving me a hand in getting motivated!


Shaz xxx

Monday, 18 April 2011

Another simple colourful creation!

…The weather here is still nice Smile So another spring themed creation from me today!

I soooo had to get me this image from Sassy Cheryls. I love here images as i think that they have ‘attitude’ lol *Just like me li’l Chloe monster!

I also just HAD to add some glossy accents to her shoes, so now she has orange patent shoes Smile  Chloe right now goes everywhere in a purple pair of shoes…lol

A real simple , bright , fun card…just perfect for this time of year Smile

This card is for Sassy Cheryl’s Think Spring Challenge .

Simon says stamp card for a child Challenge

The Creative card crew Spring Challenge

The Crafty pad Easter Challenge

Dream Valley Easter Challenge

Die Cut Dream Easter Challenge

The green dp is basic grey. The ribbon is from me stash. image is from Sassy Cheryl’s. The 3d flower stickers were actually a freebie in a mag a loooong time ago.I give all those sort of thing to Chloe, anyhows i ‘pinched’ these 3 from her to use on here..hehe!


Shaz xxx

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Am on a roll…

…Well that’s certainly how it seems with 3 posts in one day…lol *Thank god for scheduling posts haha* This one however *IS live Smile* I have created another card. I didn’t have very long to *play* so it’s not so fussy n fancy. I already coloured the image a few nights ago Smile This card is for the following challenges THE CITY CRAFTER which is a pic inspiration *You have to case it, and it must be birthday themed* (I just cased the idea of the cake and the pinky/red colour) It’s the city crafters’s birthday!!! Smile 1 already..WOW how time flys! *Just wanna say that their sponser this week, i have never heard of…lol (I’m so behind the times…lol)…anyhow’s i went and ‘had a nosey’ (as ya do) OH MY…so glad that i found em now, a few things just happened to fall into me basket! This card was also created for SASSY CHERYL’S COLOUR ME CHALLENGE The image IS a Sassy Cheryl image.I first come across Sassy Cheryl last year sometime and i did buy a fab missing you image, it kinda got lost somewhere on the laptop *Me laptop is so crowded things go missing on here as well as in me craft room…lol* Anyhows a cpl of days ago i found said image Smile which then made me remember about Sassy Cheryls, so i went for a looksie,,,again and got myself another cpl of images, this being one of them (The other you can see tomoro) And last but not least FAB N FUNKY who want ‘Spotty and Dotty’ and this card is spotty Smile…Oh yeah, i guess i best show the card then huh!…haha

I used loads of glossy accents *and a sprinkling of glitter* for me cupcake topping! I’ve coloured another one of these and used glossy accents and fun flock..and wow it looks just like icing Smile I just haven’t had the time to turn that image ‘into’ anything.

I know this card isn’t quite me usual, but this is going to me nephew who will be 7 next week. I think the pinky/red icing and glitter is as much as i can push it…don’t ya think ? lol


Shaz xxx

Let’s take a Waltz :)

…with Waltzing Mouse stamps….


Waltzing mouse stamps do a WM friends waltz on the 17th of every month Deets HERE

This is the first time that i have joined in (Well i did only *find* WM about a month ago…lol)  I didn’t get chance yesterday to do what i had planned, i only managed to get one little thing done thanks to the joys of gardening and kids, so please don’t be expecting much from this post…lol (Will promise to have something better next month…lol) The theme this month is Easter! Well i don’t have any WM easter stamps so i had to use another easter stamp image alongside my WM stamps. I decided to show how to create a quick treat/gift holder using the Vintage banner stamps.

You could always stamp an image onto the inside square base too *I was in a rush…lol*

Thread some ribbon into the holes to hold your pennant holder together, add a tag etc.

Obviously you could decorate the outside up a lot more , i just didn’t have the time so i just had to leave it plain Sad smile

I absolutely love these vintage banner stamps. I just need to get the lil ole funds up a bit so as i can place order #3 with WM…lol Smile

…Am gonna go and have a waltz around the other ‘waltzer’s’ blogs Smile


Shaz xxx