‘Easter Sophie’ for Little Blue Buttons Stamps


Hello friends!  I am so excited to have been offered to join the Little Blue Buttons Stamp (LBBS) design team!  Be sure to pop over to the LBBS online store at http://lbbstamps.com/ and check out their adorable range of digital stamps!  For this new relase, we have ‘Easter Sophie’.  I have coloured her using Touch Five Markers and have highlighted areas with a wink of stella glitter pen.

I made shaker card for this project, using distress inks to colour the circle background. I then dropped some water spots on it to give that mottled effect.  Adding in some sequins and enamel dots to finish off the card.  Here is a close up of lil Easter Sophie…


The part i love about digital stamps is that you can resize and print them however you like, so the projects you could make are endless….how about some Easter tags, scrapbook layout or Easter cards in various sizes?

Be sure to check out the LBBS blog for other great ideas and stamping inspiration at http://lbbstamps.blogspot.com.au/



‘Smile’ Mixed Media Canvas for D-lish Scraps


Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with you for another mixed media project for D-lish Scraps.  Using some gelli printed canvas boards created for another design team project, I have used these to create a set of three for a birthday present for my mum (lets hope she’s not reading this hey!).  The canvas board as pictured above is 5×7 and embellished with D-lish Scraps goodness!

The background has been created using texture paste, applied sparingly to create lots of lumps and texture points.  Once dry, I then applied gelatos over it and smudged them in with a wet baby wipe.  Gelatos are a great medium to use on all different surfaces and are a quick and easy way to add lots of colour.

The embellishments used are mostly from past Just Add Paper Kits. The striped bitty bag was from the Sunny Daze kit, the flowers, washi tape and journal piece are from the Peaches and Cream kit. Past kit bits and pieces can be purchased in store here –http://d-lishscraps.openstores.com.au/c/655/Past-Kits—Bits.html . My favorite piece of all is the cute resin deer…I even had to fight my 3 year old for it!  He loved it so, he wanted to keep it for himself!  The deer can be purchased in store http://d-lishscraps.openstores.com.au/c/615/Resin-Deer.html.  The ‘smile’ chipboard piece is from Kinder Creations and their whole range is available in store – http://d-lishscraps.openstores.com.au/c/727/Words-Titles.html.

Here is a close up pic of those gorgeous embellies;


Until next time, thanks for joining me.


‘Bo Bunny Butterfly Kisses’ for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking


Hello crafty friends, Sarah here today for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking, showcasing the most beautiful Butterfly Kisses collection from Bo Bunny. The whole gorgeous range can be purchased instore at https://www.shopandcrop.com.au/search?q=butterfly+kisses . This is a photo of my youngest son ‘mowing’ the lawn.  The cute look on his face and his whole demeanour inspired the title – ‘Don’t grow up! Just stay like that’. This was created using a mix of aplha stickers. The Shop and Crop Scrapbooking online store has a great range of aplha stickers that can be purchased at https://www.shopandcrop.com.au/search?q=alpha.

On the layout above I have used ‘Butterfly Kisses Flutter’ patterned paper as the base, spread some white gesso with my fingers and layered my photo with the ‘Butterfly Kisses Peaceful’ and ‘Butterfly Kisses Joy’ patterned paper and lovely chipboard frame. Coincidentally, this range matched the colour of my son’s jumper very nicely!

The little white fence die cut layered on front of the photo was cut from a die in my stash. The jars embellies on this layout would have to be my absolute favorite from this collection – the ‘Butterfly Kisses Joy’ patterned paper is full of these beauties….they would be divine on a card front or as a background paper….just so cute!  I handcut these two for a complimenting embellishment on the page.

The collection also comes with emphemera and layered chipboard stickers which can be used on any project.  The butterfly sticker shown here was layered with some of the patterned paper and some cotton from my stash to make an embellishment cluster. Using a Dylusions paint pen, I doodled around the edges to finish the layout off, mounting it on some blue cardstock in my stash to compliment the blue tones in the embellishments and my son’s gumboots.

As I was cutting the ‘Butterfly Kisses Peaceful’ photo mat, I turned the paper over to see the most gorgeous piece – perfect for a card front, so that’s what I also created.
Quite a simple card, I just cut the patterned paper to fit the card base, leaving a small white border.  I added some stamping to the front using a stamp set and the Misti tool.  If you havent used a Misti before, this is a great tool for ensuring your stamping is lined up for re-stamping over and over again, as you can see in the pictures below.

To finish the card I used a Wink of Stella pen and some pearls. I just love the sparkle the Wink of Stella provides.
Until next time, I hope you will join me then! I’d love to see the projects you are making using the delightful Bo Bunny Butterfly Kisses collection.  Remember to pop on over to the Shop and Crop blog at http://shopancrop.blogspot.com.au/  to see the amazing work by the design team and for loads of inspiration and layout ideas!


‘Colours of your Imagination’ for Jess Crafts Digitals


Hello crafty friends, thanks for joining me today for a layout created for Jess Crafts Digitals using two stamps from the Cat Costumes range.

When I saw these cats, I thought of how my son likes to dress up in costumes – just like these little cats.  When I think of my 3 year old son’s imagination, I think of colours – lots of bright, crazy colours!  Hence the background for my layout is just that!  Lots of colours dripped down the page.

I used Dylusions paints and other acrylic paints and sprays from my stash to create the background.  The photo is matted on paper from the Crate paper Cool Kid collection, with the title created from wooden veneer letters and the Simple Stories SO RAD sticker sheet.

The two cats of course completed the layout. They can be found at the Jess Craft Digitals etsy store online at https://www.etsy.com/shop/JessCraftsShop.

Here are some close ups;

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Please pop over to the Jess Crafts Digital blog at jesscraftsdigitals.blogspot.com and be sure to check out the other fantastic design team inspiration!

‘Discover Adventure’ for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking


Good morning, Sarah here with some more ideas of how to use this months’ Shop and Crop Scrapbooking Kaisercraft kit.  This kit is full of value with the amazing Kaisercraft range ‘Island Escape’.  Whilst the kit seems largely designed for those beachy photos (made me dream of being on an island!), here I show you how to use it for other themed pages.  The Kaisercraft 6 month subscription is a great way to build your collection and get mazing value for money.  Click https://www.shopandcrop.com.au/collections/shop-and-crop-kit-subscriptions/products/kaisercraftkitsubscription-6monthminimum?lshst=collection for all the subscription details.

I have completed a pocket page using many of the Island Escape die cut shapes, stickers and patterned paper in this kit. Our family love to go on many day trips and outings – from doing this layout I realised we love mostly leafy, green and natural surrounds.  I took photos from three different trips in this layout and given they all had the same feel about them, they match nicely with the green tones of this paper pack.

To add further interest, I layered some of the die cut pieces on the cards – as you can see with the leaves in the centre of the page. I added some white gesso with my fingers to the edges of the cards and the leaf embellishments. This helps them stand out a little more and tones down the brighter papers a little to blend in. I added some stamping to the centre card with a stamp set from my stash – I have to work more on liking the look of my handwriting on layouts!
Here are some close up shots;

I also created a card with this kit – plus, I have soooo much left over, so keep an eye out for more projects using this fantastic collection. For this card, the base was cut to size from patterned paper – dont you just love the texture of this ‘Rattan’ cardstock. If only you could reach through and touch it…it’s great!  The flowers along the bottom are from the Island Escape sticker sheet, complimented by some layered die cut flowers.  They are just adorable! The ‘happiness’ title is a die cut piece also and the smaller letters from the sticker sheet.
I hope you enjoyed these projects! Be sure to check out the large range of Kaisercraft products available online at https://www.shopandcrop.com.au/collections/vendors?q=KaiserCraft.  Until next time…..

‘Terrific Turtles’ for Jess Craft Digitals


Good morning all!  Today I am so excited to show you how much fun I have been having with the ‘Terrific Turtles’ new stamp release from Jess Craft Digitals!  This stamp is available today for only $1 at the etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/JessCraftsShop.

I used the stamp in PNG format and created thes background pieces in Word.  There is the Terrific Turtle with glasses and the one with sunglasses.  I resized them, flipped them vertically and horizontally to make a background full of turtles!!  They are just so damn cute!  For this card I die cut out various sized circles to add to the card and resized the main image to be larger and coloured it using Touch Five markers.  I used some glittery washi tape from my stash to ground him on and cut out a sentiment, also from the stamp set and coloured this with a marker.

Here are some close up shots;

I have a number of other ideas to try out with these backgrounds, but one I did try was using Distress Inks to watercolour the background.  I didnt mind the way it turned out, but perhaps next time I’ll try a different kind of watercolour.


I also took some of the Costumed Cat stamps and did the same things and created a background with them.  Whilst I havent finished with them, I wanted to show you how I had masked one of the larger cats, coloured the background using Distress inks and then plan to colour this large cat as a special feature on the card.

I hope you enjoyed these ideas and can see how versatile and flexible digital stamps can be!  Be sure to check out the etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/JessCraftsShop and the Jess Crafts blog at http://blog.jesscrafts.com/.