Sunday, October 30, 2011

Anther ATC Cupboard!!

Yep - I've made another one!!  This time for a young lady's 18th birthday.  
The brief was: Black, Red, Silver, "a bit gothy'.

I coloured the cupboard in black stazon - painted from the re-inker, it's SO much easier than painting everything!

I used the organza ribbon instead of the transparency on the front doors for something different and managed to bow each door and they sit nicely when the doors are closed...

Inside some Flourish with a Bling, a Tim Holtz rosette die and part of the MFT Die-namics dies with the ever gorgeous red roses from Green Tara...

And another wonderful Flourish in the back of the cupboard, topped off of course with some AED glitter!

a pin from My2Angels, add a rose, glitter and some feathers - makes the door a bit of an eye-catcher...

If you haven't tried these little cupboards - you simply must. Twiddleybitz have really thought of everything with regard to the design, they come with assembly instructions and photos too so it makes it even easier to use!  I have done a number of these now and have orders for two more!!

As part of the annual Christmas Blog Hop for Twiddleybitz this coming weekend (held in conjunction with the Australian Papercraft Festival in Sydney) I will have a SUPER project to show you, with a fantastic new technique - and some blog candy!!  All the action starts in the Twiddleybitz NING Friday - 4th of November 2011.

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you enjoyed this project, I look forward to seeing you again soon!

Saturday, October 29, 2011


I don't know Sherri Campbell, but I swear she's been looking in the window at my place late at night - ahem, i mean morning!!!!
by Sherri Campbell 
'Twas the week before Christmas
and the house was a hush. 
Save the stamping of rubber
in a last minute rush. 

The cardstock was cut
with precision and care, 
In hopes that a greeting
would soon be stamped there.

The children were tucked in 
their beds around eight, 
but now it's 10:30--
How'd it get so late? 

And I in my PJs
with bleary red eyes, 
had finally arranged
all the stamping supplies. 

It started out simple
(it does every year) 
just make a few cards 
for friends who are dear. 

Nothing too fancy--
just an elegant touch
A gold embossed image, 
some ribbon and such. 

I pressed ink to paper 
(it looked crisp and clean) 
a sprinkle of powder, 
then heat for a sheen. 

When what on my green Christmas
cards should appear? 
Why a tiny gold Santa, 
with sleigh and reindeer! 

But with little stray flecks, 
and some missing spots, too, 
I knew in a moment
this one wouldn't do. 

Then I tried it again, 
once more, and another. 
"I will get this right!" 
I said to no other. 

On pigment! On powder! 
On heat from a gun! 
Now ribbon! And envie! 
Can I make fifty-one? 

"I can do it!" I said
with all of my might. 
And looked at the clock--
'twas well past midnight. 

I went straight to stamping
out card after card. 
"This might take all night, 
but at least it's not hard." 

But after I finished, 
they looked a bit lame. 
I didn't want fancy, 
but these were too plain. 

And then in a twinkling
a thought came to mind. 
"I'll just dress them up
and then they'll be fine." 

So I went in my craftroom
and looked all around. 
Then back to the table
with all that I'd found. 

My Fiskars I brandished
(I wasn't a quitter). 
And soon I was covered
in EP and glitter. 

A bundle of papers
I spread on the table
to find the right background
(quite sure I was able). 

With fibers that sparkled, 
a mulberry sheet
was just the right choice, 
my card to complete. 

I started to smile
when the cuckoo came out. 
"It's now 3am!" 
That bird left no doubt. 

The cap of a marker
I held in my teeth. 
I'd lay in some color, 
or maybe gold leaf. 

My broad little face 
was all beaded with sweat. 
But I wouldn't give up! 
Well, not at least yet. 

There was glue on the table
and ink on the floor. 
I laughed at the site, 
though my fingers were sore. 

I did not complain, 
just kept up my work. 
When more things went wrong, 
I did not go berserk. 

When I finally finished, 
one card, around six, 
it looked pretty good
after all of my tricks. 

"I'm keeping this one. 
My work on it shows." 
So clutching my card, 
up the staircase I rose. 

I crawled into bed
at the first crack of dawn. 
Creativity spent, 
motivation all gone. 

But make no mistake! 
I promise one thing--
"You'll all get your cards! 
But you'll get them next Spring!" 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cards with Flourish

Another couple of projects for my Design Stint at Flourish With A Bling.

My favourite first - this card is for Cameron (turning 11) for his Birthday.  I used the Flourish as a mask on white cardstock using 3 different blue distress inks, then wiped the flourish clean and added it to the card - wrapped some string around it and added the ticket sentiment by MFT!

On to Christmas - a funny folded card with some embossing on a Twiddley tree and stamping, using the FWAB pearls as tree decorations among other things!

 Last but not least... 1 of a kind, I'm not sure I like this one yet - it still feels unfinished but I am hesitant about doing anything more to it because I have a bad habit of not knowing when to stop!!  I used the vine flourish which is beautiful and shiny - the most gorgeous green, and one of mum's 5 petal flowers in the variegated blue. I stamped the sentiment on a large brad with Stazon.

Hope you enjoyed this cards, I enjoyed making them!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 14, 2011

For Sheridan

This is the ATC cupboard I made for Vicki to give her BFF Sheridan for her birthday.  It was one of my projects for my Guest Design Team spot at Flourish With a Bling. I hope you like it - I had heaps of fun making it!  I have included the 'ingredients' list below.

Twiddleybitz ATC cupboard and heart
Stazon white re-inker
Flourish With a Bling Clear Diamonte's
Green Tara Roses, jewelled flowers, silver bow
Alison Ellis Design Glitter - midnight
 Kaiser Transparency
White C/Stock
Birthday Stamp by Stamp It
Black Stazon ink
Black Soot Distress Ink
Spellbinders Die
Glossy Accents
PVA glue
Hot Glue Gun
Musical Wind-up

I will blog more info on the other items in my Flourish Guest Design Team Member Post tomorrow :-)
I also have some great news to share with you - there's a blog hop on the horizon..... and of course - prizes and competitions too!  So excited!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Flourish With a Bling!!!

I am so very excited today to let you know I have been the 
Guest Design Team Member at Flourish With A Bling for October.

I have met the lovely ladies at FWAB a number of times at shows and they are always so great to see and speak with.  They are full of passion for the industry and fabulous to work with and for.

Here's a sneak peak...

For all the details please visit here... 
I will go into detail for my projects here on my blog over the next few days :-)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Well-overdue update!

Now that Blogger is finally letting me update...

Here's a few things I've been up to: oops - I cannot show you - they are all for secret DT things.. sorry!


but I will say I've been pinning... Here

I will update with pictures and projects soon, I promise!