Monday, 28 September 2009

Popcorn the Bear

If you haven't been by Stampin' Stuff lately, hop on over because Popcorn the Bear is in town!! Isn't he the sweetest with the little heart on his ear?? This set is called Bunches of Love. I made this card last weekend. It is a 5 x 5" card so the stamp is HUGE! All of the Popcorn stamps are! I actually got quite a shock.

Anyway, I loved the colouring they showed on Popcorn's packet so much I decided to go with those colours myself and I am rather proud that I broke away from the blender pen and used an aqua painter to colour him. The areas were a bit big for a blender... they are quite dry. My next hurdle was to make the card around the stamped image. It was just 5mm too big for my biggest Nestabilities circle. At the end of the day though, his little face is so cute he doesn't need much fancy stuff around him to make him cuter!

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Happy Birthday To Ye!

Happy Birthday High Hopes Challenge Blog! It has already been one whole year since we started our weekly challenges. Gee it has gone so FAST! This week we are celebrating with birthday cards. There is also some great rubber to give away a random winner so head on over and link your entry to the comments section!

So, to my card. This is Oberto and his treasure chest! I stamped the treasure map on the base of the card and used my pastels to make the VersaMark darker. I liked the look so much I can see it becoming a bit of a must-do for me until I move on to my next phase!!

Sunday, 20 September 2009

That's Amore!

This weeks High Hopes Challenge is 'Playing Favourites' hosted by the lovely Jeanne. I haven't made many cards using the chef but he is one of my many favouites. He makes me smile every time. My other favouite thing to do is create a little scene. I haven't been doing that much lately and I really think I should get back into it. The background is done using post it notes to mask off the different areas and a lot of brayering and sponging! The sentiment is white Heidi Swapp rubons and the stars are made using white acrylic ink.

Pop on over to the High Hopes Challenge blog for more info and don't forget to link your card there if you play along. You could be the random winner of some High Hopes Rubber!

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Wrap It Up

Happy Sunday! I'm not overly impressed with today. I had a week off work last week and I enjoyed it so much that I don't want to go back to work tomorrow. I have sulked most of the day about it! Well, its High Hopes Challenge time and Inge would like us to Wrap It Up! That means andthing that isn't a card. I chose to do a tag today and I used Brayden's Backside and 'No ifs, ands or... well you know...' Brayden is mounted on foam tape so he sits up higher than the tag.

If you want to play along with Inge's challenge, make sure you pop by the HH blog and leave a link to your project. That way you will go into the draw to win some rubber from Tina!

Thursday, 10 September 2009


Woohoo! Who doesn't love a freebie, right? I am offering some cute candy with a stash of goodies and it could be yours!

In this bundle I have:

High Hopes Rubber Stamps - Andreas Kitties
A whole bunch of brads - Bullet, Tin Man & Pearl Brads
Pink Eyelets
2 Studio G Clear Stamps
A big clippie
Green Tara Flowers
Olive Satin Leaf Garland

All you need to do enter is take my little hyper bee below and put him on your blog with a link to my blog or store -! Links to my store in your sidebar will get you two entries into the draw!

GOOD LUCK! I can't wait to see who gets these goodies!

Entries close Thursday 24 September 2009!

UPDATED - The winner is Leah - My Life Journey!!

Thank you everyone to played along!

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Oh, I just can't wait to be king!

I almost forgot to post my pic of this months issue of Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft! This is Leo Lion and he is the star of the card! For this challenge we were asked to use song lyrics as the sentiment for a card. There were some great cards made for this! I did "I just can't wait to be king". My sister and I had a brainstorm; I had picked a few stamps and I was trying to match them to lyrics... I was thinking "in the jungle" which is rather boring and she came up with the genius idea of The Lion King! Every time I look at the card I get the song stuck in my head!

I'm gonna be a mighty king, so enemies beware!

I've never seen a king of beasts
With quite so little hair
I'm gonna be the mane event
Like no king was before
I'm brushing up on looking down
I'm working on my roar
Thus far a rather uninspiring thing
Oh, I just can't wait to be king!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Fall into Autumn

The High Hopes Challenges are back on! We had a nice break and now its back in full swing! This week the challenge is Fall into Autumn hosted by Michelle. Remember if you want to join in the High Hopes fun, swing by the challenge blog for the details and be sure to put a link there in the comments section of your card... you never know, you could be the one that wins the weekly prize from Tina!

It was really fun colouring Lenny's Love Me Nots in a different colour. I don't know why I once got stuck in that rut of green dragons! I put some glue on the ground under Lenny and sprinkled a bit of Autumn Flower Soft on it to make him look like he is laying in autumn leaves.

Thursday, 3 September 2009


Here's Ace! You know what? I really like this card. It is so plain... it doesn't have any embellies at all apart from a bit of sewing but for some reason the colours just do it for me. I like it plain. I sewed on this card too!! I actually got the courage to sew, I did the first few rough lines in the top left corner, pulled it out of the machine went to look at what it looked like on the inside.... then worked out I had sewed with the card closed! That is why it is now layered on brown!! Ahh.... the lessons of trying new things!

Ace is a completely different colour to what I usually do dragons. I got stuck in a green rut! This time I coloured him in Baja Breeze, then did a bit of Brocade Blue in the dark areas, then Old Olive over the dark areas again and then Stargazer Twinkling H2O's... I went a bit overboard but he is a pretty cool colour now!

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

High Hopes Rubber Stamp Are HERE!

WOOHOO! Can you guess I am excited?! High Hopes Rubber Stamps are now in stock at Stampin' Stuff! Click here to see the range. Numbers are limited so don't miss out!!

Now to my card! I made this one tonight. It has been a few weeks now since I have used a HH stamp and I realised as I was chuckling at Turkey Getaway that I really have missed this little guys! I finally received my design team stamps just yesterday. Someone, somewhere in the world has my first little yellow packet of rubber! *sniff sniff* It's ok though because I have these ones now! YAY!

This card was inspired by Nikki's Nutshells sketch from a while ago. I tried to find it on Nikki's blog but she is such a good blogger I ran out of time looking! Sorry Nikki!

So here's one for you... next time someone says to you, you run around like a chook with it's head cut off... you can just say "its poultry in motion!".