Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Art doll

Hi everyone,
I thought I'd try something different and have a go at joining
in on an Art Doll swap. This is my first attempt and I'm still
not really sure if she fits the bill of being an 'Art Doll'  lol. But
I think she is supposed to be a doll that is not played with as
such. So any comments/criticism would be greatly appreciated.
My 6 year old daughter has decided that she would love to have
her, so  I had to convince her to wait and see what
the next one turns out like first as she might like her more,
(especially if lots of purple is invloved) hahaha.
I wanted to give this one a soft grunge look...

Here's a close up of her face...

I am linking up for the first  time to
Handmade Tuesdays/Ladybug Blessings    and
Sew Cute Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by
Peta xoxo

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Jingle Bells

Hi everyone
Happy Easter to you all, my children are super excited
about the Easter bunnie's visit during the night, but for now,
I'm thinking CHRISTMAS!
Over at Tickled Pink Stamp Challenges, they are having their
second Christmas challenge and the theme is
"Jingle Bells", so Ofcourse I have taken it quite literally
and instead of a card, I have made a cute Bell ornament for
my Christmas tree. I picked the bell up at an op shop (it's a
shame there weren't atleast two) and added some ribbon,
flowers, rhinestone brads, more bells, string, and some
beaded garland and pipecleaners and topped it ofwith the
truly gorgeous Lil Christmas Lad Luca, who you can find
HERE with all the rest of the Lil' Lolitas/Lads.

I am also entering this into Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge 
#3 'Ribbons and Gems

Thanks for stopping by :o)
Please feel free to leave a comment, I really do
appreciate your thoughts.
Happy Stamping
Peta xoxox

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tickled Pink Challenge #15

Hi everyone
It's the first day of school holidays over here in WA, and I
wanted to make a card...what was I thinking! It was so not
going to happen, well I finally got there, it didn't turn out
quite the way I wanted it to, but  I  thought I'd share anyway.
So today I have used the sketch from challenge 15 over at
Tickled Pink Stamp Challenges

and here is my card using "Lil lad Lestat", you can find him
and all the other Lil Lads and Lolitas over at Tickled Pink
Stamps HERE

I have coloured using Derwent Artist pencils.

Thanks for stopping by
please feel free to leave a comment I really do appreciate
your thoughts!

Happy Stamping
Peta xoxox

Friday, April 1, 2011

Love letters

Hi all,
Today I have made for Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges
#13, and this week the challenge is 'Blinging it up'
I have teamed up 'Lil Birthday Luca' (he was a recent freebie
for answering a question on Tickled Pink's Facebook page
Thanks Kellie :oD) with 'Lil fashionette - 30s Lylah' to
create a long lasting Love story, hope you like it...

for 'Bling', I have  added a ring, which I snagged from my
6 years old daughter's jewllery box (I'll have to buy her another
one now haha), pearl sprays, crystal hearts, a cute little kissing
couple charm that I picked up at Tickled Pink Stamps some time
ago, and there is also a little clear gemstone button at the
bottom of the floral arrangement. Hope that's enough bling :o)

The flowers and heart doily are also from Tickled Pink Stamps,
and I have added some cardboard, a crocheted doily, some
'Love letters', raffia and I have used Scrabble font.

Here is a close up of the lovely couple, coloured with 2B and 4B
graphic Pencils, to try and get that old photo look...

I am also entering this into Cute Card Thursday challenge 158

Thanks for stopping by
Please feel free to leave a comment, I really do apprecaite
your thoughts :o)
Happy Stamping

Peta xoxox

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Another shaker card

Hi everyone,
Wow this is my second post in 24 hrs, I must be feeling crafty
hahaha. I had lots of fun making the shaker card yesterday
and my daughter asked if I could make one for her BFFs

Inside the shaker sre some star shaped sequins, some pearlised
sequins and some beads

I have used the Jane's sketch over at Magnolia Downunder
Challenges  again for this card, kind of switched around this
time. I hope its Ok to enter a second one...

Stamp          Ballerina Tilda (Fairytale collection)
Other          Digi sentiment from Bizzy Becs
                     Pink and Rose and Silver metallic cardstock,
                     Border punch, circle and scallop punches, flowers,
                     rhinestones, stickles, acetate, foam tape, beads, sequins.
                     Coloured with Derwent 'Artist' Pencils.

Thanks for stopping by :o)
Please feel free to leave a comment, I really do
appreciate your thoughts.
Happy Stamping
Peta xoxoxo

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My first shaker card

Hi Everyone,
I have made a card today, and I must say, its been
a long time and I was feeling quite rusty! I have always
wanted to have a go at a shaker card, I saw a tutorial
probably a year ago, but Im not sure where that was,
maybe splitcoast stampers or youtube.
and seeing as it is soon to be Easter, I thought I'd
dust off one of the stamps from last year's Easter collection.

Close up so you can see the 'shaker' contents...

If you like the sentiment that I have used, great news, it's a freebie
from Bizzy Becs, click HERE for more!

So anyway, would like to enter this acrd into these
challenges :
Bizzy Becs Store Blog Challenge This month it is a colour
challenge, use Chocolate, Raspberry, Mint and Cream

Magnolia Downunder Challenges - Sketch

Stamp            Tilda hugging Bunny
Other             Sentiment from Bizzy Becs, Chocolate card, papers from
                       my scrap stash, Square doilie from Tickled Pink Stamps,
                       acetate, foam tape, flowers and fillers and leaves, beads,
                       sequins. circle and scallop punches, stickles, heart crystal,
                      3d butterfly sticker.
                      Coloured with Derwent 'Artist' Pencils

Thanks for stopping by
Please feel free to leave a comment, I really do
appreciate your thoughts :o)
Happy Stampng
Peta xoxox

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I've gone crackers!

Christmas crackers that is :)
Hi everyone,
I decided that I am going to be extra prepared for Christmas
this year and get a start on making things now (or atleast while
I'm in the mood hehe). While I was blog surfing, I decided that
Tickled Pink Stamps have begun a new Christmas Challenge
Blog, you can check it out HERE What Geniuses!  Now I can
get some inspiration to keep me creating every month, Yay!
So here we are, it is their First Challenge and the requirements
are to use tradional Christmas colours...Red, Green and Gold
you must also use stamps or digis from the 'Tickled Pink Stamps '
Range, you can check them all out HERE
I decided that I wanted to make some Christmas Crackers or
Candy Boxes, I started by making one, then thought, what the
hey, I'll make 6 and use all 6 stamps from the Tickled Pink
"Lil' Christmas" Collection...

Now I just need to make a box to store them away in until Christmas
and then fill them with yummy treats :o)

I have found a fun new challenge blog that is also devoted to
Christmas, they are currently having their second challenge,
so why not pop on over and check them out below.
I am also entering this into Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge
#2  where we can make anything using Red and Green

Stamps      Tickled Pink Lil' Christmas collection
                   - Lad Frankie
              -Lolita Lilith
                   -Lolita Ivy
                   -Lolita Willow
                   -Lad Luca
                   -Lolita Evie
Other        Red, Green cardstock, Kaszazz Merry Christmas DSP, Gold ribbons.
                   bells, gold thread,  flowers, boho blossoms punch, rhinestone brads
                   Diamond stickles, Coloured with copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by
Please feel free to leave a comment, I really do apprecaite
your thoughts :o)
Happy Stamping

Peta xoxox

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wedding Guest Book

Hi all,
Yes I am still out here, sometimes I can't even find myself  :)
Anyway, my Nephew got married on the weekend and he asked
me if I would be able to make a guest book for everyone to sign.
I had, what I felt was the perfect stamp for the cover, so I happily
agreed, even though I had less than a week to make it,
Thanks Reece! but I managed to pull it together and hand it to
them the day before the Wedding, holding my breathe, that they
would like it (lol) I filled the inside with pages where the guests
could not only sign their names but add comments to reflect their
favourite memories of the couple, how they have come to know
the couple, add any advice they would like to give and also
encouraged them to draw a little pic of themselves to make it a
special little keepsake. There were also verses and photo mats for
them to add their fave photos of the day.
I have only photographed the front cover today, as the inside
contained lots of personal information...

The photo doesn't capture all of the glitter, but that doesn't really
matter. I kept everything throughout the book Black, White and
Pink as these were there wedding colours.

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Stamping xoxo

Saturday, January 8, 2011

My Wild Child

Hi everyone
I have been awol for a long time, so I thought it was time to get
back on the horse and try and get the creativity going again :o)

I have decided to do something a little different and have a go
at a Scrapbook challenge as I have mountains of photos laying
around just begging to be here we go...

I am entering a challenge at ScrapwithV this month they are
using this fabulous sketch as inspiration.

and Here is my take...

'Where the wild things are' was one of my favourite books as a
child and it was one of the first books that I added to my children's
collection. When I saw this 'Max' outfit hanging in the window at
our local Angus and Robertson store last year, I just had to snap
it up for my boy. He looks fabulous as Max and really fits the
character sometimes hahaha.

Thanks for stopping by
Peta xoxo