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A farewell card

This is a bittersweet post as I say my farewell to Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez.  I have loved being apart of their Design Team but my computer is going into the shop for a long overdue fix and I have to hang up my creating apron for a while.

So my last card is quite fitting as it's a farewell card.  I have used this cute little chick image from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez and coloured it with my Copics.  I've also added some silver to the strap buckles.

All borders are doodled by me with a fine point pen and papers are from American Crafts.


As you can see the boxes have been packed (lol).  The papers on my cards are bold blue, a cloudy pattern and the yellow rectangles.  I've also added a clip with flower and a little hanging pom pom.

Challenges I have joined are:

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenges - Anything Goes (w)
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes (w)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (2w)
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes (w)


Is it getting chilly in here?

It's getting a little chilly around here now that Winter is on it's way! So I've created a card that's got some cool colours and shimmer fit for a snow princess.

The image I chose is from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez and I coloured it with my Copics.  I then added some silver highlights to the ball in her hand, her headband, belt and shoes.  Lastly, I popped some tiny gems and dots of liquid pearls on.

This is such a sweet image to work with and could be coloured up for any princess or little girl.


I added a We Are Memory Keepers pinata trim to the patterned paper, and also added torn edges and doodling.


Happy Summer!

Is it summer yet in your part of the world? We're just starting (late) on Autumn, but I know a lot of my friends are finally seeing some sun and the snow has melted.

With the warm temperatures still lingering here in Central Queensland, we are still able to visit the beach, so I loved colouring this little guy and his sandcastle from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alverez.

I used my Copics to colour him in, a little white Signo Pen for zink on his beak and a few little gems for sparkle on the sand.

The borders are doodled with fine black pen.


For the ruffles around the bottom of the card, I used Fringe Tape from We R Memory Keepers (used for covering tiny pinatas).  The papers are from American Crafts and new to Spotlight.

I have joined the following challenges: 

Cardz Tv - Anything Goes (w)
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes (w)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes (w)
Simon Says Stamp Blog - Animals (w)


Have a SPECtacular day!

This cute image is perfect for your favourite optometrist or bespeckled person.  It's from Kinda Cute and come with or without facial expression.

I coloured in the image with my copics and added doodling around the edge.

The card is made up of different scraps of patterned paper, and a journaling card.  This is the part that I love about cards, I get to use up all the paper that I have stashed from scrapbooking!

I also distressed some edges and added some gems.



Do you remember snail mail?

Do you remember the excitement of getting snail mail? I used to have Pen Pals as a girl and loved getting fancy stationery, photos and even coins in the mail from them.  Now it's all emails and text messages - it's fast, but it's not as fun.

I saw this cute little snail and instantly thought of good ol' snail mail.  So I made a tag to add to my next project.

This tag started as a piece of green cardstock.  I trimmed it to make a tag shape and then added the printed image.  If you want a cute little snail you can find it at Kinda Cute - I added the googly eyes and coloured him up in delicious greens and shiny browns.  Then I created some 3D slime using Glossy Accents.  I added some bubbles to the "slime" by heating it with my heating gun.


I haven't used fibers in a long time, and tags are the perfect excuse to use lots of them!  I went for lots of colours to accent the greens in the tag.


Ride your tricycle

Isn't he cute? I don't do enough little boy cards - having girls in my house, there's not a lot of little boys to buy for, or celebrate.  My "son" is a very large, boisterous and loud German Shepherd, and he enjoys all the attention he can get!

So today I'm enjoying a bit of colouring and thinking of all the wonderful things little boys get into.

This little fellow is from Kinda Cute and he's enjoying a ride on his little tricycle with his trusty bunny pal.

I coloured him using my Copics and then glossed the wheels and his visor.  I added the sentiment as a little flag on the back of the tricycle.


I created my card with some brightly coloured papers, some bold colours and some cute jelly beans stickers.  I created a band across the card using some rainbow washi tape and doodled some borders with a fine black pen.

I have joined the following challenges:

Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes (w)
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges - Anything Goes (w)
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Add a sentiment (2w)
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes (2w)