Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My Sweet Lily

Here’s today’s card using Eat Cake Graphics images! Enjoy!  And remember to check the Eat Cake Graphics Design Team site for all the other projects too!


Sweet Lily spreads her sparkles:
Card dimensions – (3 ¾ x 8 ½ ”)
Here’s the card:

Here’s a close up of the fairy:

And here is the sentiment inside:

Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Stamps – Sweet Lily 1154-I, Fairy Dust 9048-C (Eat Cake Graphics); Ink – Black StazOn (Tsukineko); Patterned Paper, flower sticker, photos corners, sentiment – Tim Coffey; foam tape, Tombow markers, waterbrush, Stickles glitter glue.

I couldn’t resist this little pixie fairy, for a few reasons. My sweet little girl’s name is Lily – so of course the stamp called Sweet Lily caught my eye right away.

As well, when I was a little girl, my Mum used to tell me that all the fairies curled up inside of tulips every night to sleep – and then in the morning when the sun came up, and the tulips opened – they flew away. So as soon as I saw that image, I thought back to when I used to look at the tulips in the morning, hoping to catch sight of a little fairy. I knew exactly what the card needed to look like!

Here is the Tombow marker colour chart for you to play along if you would like:
Until next time, have a great day!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Cookie please!

How about this for a nice little treat for someone?  So easy and so cute to give!  Give it a try!
Today’s post is a little treat for those of you with a sweet tooth, again using those Eat Cake Graphics images. Love them! This little girl is so cute, dragging her stuffie behind her!


Gwennie’s Discussion!
Here is the completed cookie box - closed:

And here is a close up of the sentiment – so cute:

And inside the box – A COOKIE (how about a chocolate drizzled shortbread cookie?!!). A really cute way to give a little home baked treat to someone:

Materials: CS – (Prism); Paper –Accademia (Fabriano); Ink – Black StazOn (Tsukineko); Stamps – Gwennie’s discussion with mom 1103-I, Gwennie Informs 8139-E (Eat Cake Graphics); Tombow markers, waterbrush, Stickles glitter glue, Sheer ribbon (Offray), Ivory waxy flax (CTMH). Spellbinders square and scalloped square dies, Cuttlebug, foam tape, 1/4" hole punch, Parchment paper, cookie.

Here is the colour chart for the image if you want to give it a try! Remember, right click on the photo and save to your computer for later.

You can check out all the Eat Cake Graphics Design Team projects HERE - take a look at what the other designers have made!

Until next time, have a great day!
Gwennie's discussion:

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Little Phillip - The boy set

For today – I thought I’d show you the boy version of the Summery set I posted last time, again using those Eat Cake Graphics images. Phillip is definitely ready to go to the beach, water floatie and all!


Little Phillip’s Ready!
Here is the complete set:

Here is the card on its own:

Here is the little bag and then a close up of the zipper pull:

Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Paper –Accademia (Fabriano); Ink – Black StazOn (Tsukineko); Stamps – Little Phillip's Ready Water 1126-G, Beach Sign 6028-F (Eat Cake Graphics); Tombow markers, waterbrush, Sharpie markers, ShrinkyDinks Frosted Rough & Ready, Jewellery find cell phone charm hanger, Heat gun, PUnches - scaloped border, dragonfly (Marvvy), Crop-a-dile, Stickles glitter glue, Striped grosgrain ribbon, Hemp twine, miscellaneous red button, foam tape, pencil case.

Again, the zipper pull was made using ShrinkyDink plastic. A neat way to make your own charms or pulls to match your cards and projects.
Here is the colour chart for the image if you want to give it a try! Remember, right click on the photo and save to your computer for later.

You can check out all the Eat Cake Graphics Design Team projects HERE - take a look at what the other designers have made!

Until next time, have a great day!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Gwendaline and a bit of sunshine!

Here is a sunshine-y little set using some more of the Eat Cake Graphics images.  Boy, I am in the mood for summer, so get out your sunglasses!

Gwendaline's Ready for Sun!
Here is the complete set:

Here is the card on it's own:

Here is the little bag and then a close up of the zipper pull:


Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Paper –Accademia (Fabriano); Ink – Black StazOn (Tsukineko); Stamps – Gwendaline's Ready For Sun 1123-I, Beach Sign 6028-F (Eat Cake Graphics); Tombow markers, waterbrush, Sharpie markers, ShrinkyDinks Frosted Rough & Ready, Jewellery find cell phone charm hanger, Heat gun, Crop-a-dile, Stickles glitter glue, Polka-dot sheer ribbon (Offray), foam tape, pencil case.

The zipper pull was made using ShrinkyDink plastic - lots of fun!  My little guys and I made more of these zipper pulls today (Easter bunnies and teddy bears!) for necklaces and zip pulls.  Lots of fun and SO EASY!  Even hubby thinks this stuff is cool!!!!

Here is the colour chart for the image if you wantt o give it a try!  Any questions, just send me a note and I will get back to you!  Right click on the photo and save to your computer for later.


You can check out all the Eat Cake Graphics Design Team projects HERE - take a look at what the other designers have made!
Until next time, have a great day!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Design Team News!!!

Guess what???!!








I am thrilled to say that Holly from Eat Cake Graphics has selected me to be on her Design Team!!!  If you haven't checked out her site - make sure you do!  There are some absolutely wonderful stamp images, especially for all those who love to colour!  I know "Spring has Sprung" but can I say that I can't wait to use some of the winter and Christmas images!!!!  (Sorry I know the snow is melting, but I do love Christmas images!).
I got my package of stamps last Friday and couldn't wait to ink them up.
Here is my first card with my new images.  Enjoy (hope it makes you smile).

Have to Pee!!!!

Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Paper –Accademia (Fabriano), patterned paper; Ink – Black StazOn (Tsukineko); Stamps – Boy At Bathroom Door 1093-K, How Long A Minute 8084-E (Eat Cake Graphics); Tombow markers, waterbrush, Striped grosgrain ribbon, foam tape.

Having grown up with a brother, I bet he could totally relate to this picture.  I used to spend hours in the morning, getting ready for school.  I always made sure I was the first one up, and first one in the bathroom.  Back then, there wasn't a bathroom on every floor or with every room as there are in new homes now, so I bet there were more than a few days that he did the "Pee Dance" outside the door waiting for me!
Hope this made you smile.  And make sure you check out the Eat Cake Graphics site!

Here is the colour chart using Tombow markers if you want to give it a try as I have.  Remember, you can click on any of the images posted to see it larger, OR you can Right Click and save it to you computer to use later.


Until next time, have a great day!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Enchanted Hollow Castle

Here's an "Enchanted" one for you - it is the castle from the Enchanted Hollow line from The Stamp Barn.  My little girl loves all things princess related, especially the thought of a castle to live in - AND her favourite colour is purple.  Hope this meets her royal, high standards!  :)

Enchanted Castle:
Custom shape/size

Materials: Paper - CS (Bazzill), Fabriano watercolour paper; Stamp - Enchanted Castle, Fairy Dust from Enchanted Hollow line (Stamp Barn); Ink - Versamark (Tsukineko); Cream sheer ribbon (Offray), key charm, silver detail embossing powder, foam tape adhesive, Tombow markers, paint brush.


The card base is 5" x 5" square card, cut into a rough castle shape at the top, and the castle image is watercoloured and then cut out and popped up on foam tape.  I went for a grass look below the castle, so I cut a strip of green cardstock into thin grass strips and curled them up slightly with my scissors.
Hope you're having a great week so far.  I'm waiting for a package of new stamps to arrive - I'll let you know when they arrive, and what they are - as soon as I have them in hand!!!  Can't wait!
Until next time, have a great day!

Monday, March 1, 2010

A Lollipop!

Hi there - Happy first day of March to everyone - can't believe it is March already (but glad we are that much closer to Spring!!).
I've had a round of viral infections going through everyone in the family these past 2 weeks - absolutely NO FUN!  But hopefully we are on the tail end of that as well!  Everyone made it to school and work today - which is a big change  :)

Little Presley Lollipop:
Card dimensions – A2 (4 ¼” x 5 ½” )


Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Stamp - Presley Lollipop (Stamping Bella); White yarn (miscellaneous), light blue brads (CTMH), Stickles glitter glue, foam tape adhesive, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stumps.

I couldn't resist this Presley Lollipop image when Stamping Bella launched the Lollipop collection - I think it has something to do with her slippers, and the Teddy!  I think the next time I do this image I will have to flock the bear and the slippers - to make them fuzzy!!

I sent this little card off in a package to my Aunt - with some pre-stamped images for her to colour and try her hand at the colouring.  There were lots of watercolouring cards in there too - I do hope she has fun with them!  Aunt Margaret (or anyone from her craft group!) - if you are reading this, I can't wait to hear how you do with the cards!!!  Have fun!!

Until next time, have a great day!