Sunday, January 25, 2015

Card - sweet baby

Happy Sunday!

If you are an Aussie, Happy Australia Day for tomorrow!! I hope you have something true blue Aussie planned.  The Scouts are raising the flag at our local ceremony tomorrow, so we are most likely off to that and then afternoon tea :) We also need to fit in some baking for school lunch boxes since school goes back on Tuesday!

Today I have a sweet card to share with you:


Simple, but the colours are most striking!  

Card recipe: 
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners (SU!), Gorgeous Grunge (SU! - I don't think I'm able to make a project without it!), Fairy from Mo's Digital Pencil (but I have it in clear stamp from Penny Black :D)
Colouring: copics
Other: doily (SU!)

Southern Girls Challenge: card + first/new
Sister Act: #90 ATG
Deconstructed Sketch: #185 (although not a true case, it was inspired by the sketch!)
Mo's Challenge: #246 ATG
Whimsy Inspirations: New beginnings
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: #69 ATG + baby + square/rectangle
Kit and Clowder: January ATG

Thanks for calling by my blog today.  I would love to come and visit you as well - leave me a comment and I'll swing by and say hello!!       


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Layout - poor bubba

Hi lovelies!

I hope you have had an awesome weekend. We have spent a quiet weekend doing family things, finally with afternoon storms to cool things down! I locked myself away this morning to do a layout, so that I could do some baking this afternoon with The Boy (we made chocolate whoopies :)). 

Yesterday (not today like I thought and posted on Facebook!) was the second anniversary of The Boy's cochlear implant surgery. How time flies! I was determined to do a layout for his hearing album this weekend to celebrate, and picked this photo of The Boy just after he woke up in recovery. 

Layout recipe:
Cardstock/paper: yellow and navy card stock (unknown), Summer Paradise (Simple Stories)
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge (SU!)
Inks: Wild Wasabi and Midnight Muse (SU!), red smooch spritz 
Dies: Pep Squad letters (Sizzix)
Other: buttons (SU!), letter stickers (Summer Stories), silver clip, washi tape (SU!), Polaroid frame (Studio Calico), blue gel pen

Stuck?! Sketches - 15 January

Thanks for visiting me today!
OMM xox

Monday, January 12, 2015

Layout - Mischevious superstar

Hello lovelies!

I trust you all had a very creative weekend.  Are you and/or your partner back at work yet? I've been back for a week, but hubby has started back today.  So The Boy is at Grandma's, and life is back to normal after the festive chaos.

Today I have a layout to share that I created last night, with finishing touches this morning.  Very bright and happy - just like The Boy!  

The journalling is hard to read, but it notes that this photo was taken while we were SUPPOSED to be looking at bits to make a last minute Toothless costume (from How To Train Your Dragon) but having a bit of a giggle in the party section of our local $2 shop instead!  Instagram followers might recall the outcome of the costume hunt:

He still calls those shoes his 'Toothless' shoes... he's Toothless mad! Did you see what I made for him for Christmas?


Back to the layout!!!

I really wish I'd bought him those glasses!!!! Here are all the details:

Layout recipe
Paper - Oh Boy! (Kaisercraft), offcuts of orange
Stamp set - Gorgeous Grunge (SU!), date (Becky Higgins)
Ink - Wild Wasabi (SU!)
Other - blue acrylic paint, circle dies (SU!), orange zig zag washi tape (SU!), black and white dot brads (Kaszazz), round arrow chipboard (Bazzill Chips), wood veneer shape (Studio Calico), buttons (SU!), title sticker (unknown), tag (SU!), organza ribbon (Kaszazz), heart clip (unknown), black rhinestones, various eyelets, buttons and brads (SU!)

Scrap Your Stash - TWINE (T - tag, W - wood veneer shape, I - ink, N - numbers, E - eyelets)
Stuck!? Sketches - January 1

Thanks for visiting me today!!!

OMM xox

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Card - thanks (featuring Whimsy Stamps)

Hello lovelies!

Well, it looks like the summer rain has finally started, bringing an end to the hot and dry conditions we have had in our area for so long.  Not everywhere has been as fortunate as us in receiving some rain though, and if that's you I hope you get some very soon!

Today I have a card to share with you, I think it would almost fall into the CAS category, what do you think? 


I love this image - it's Amy from Whimsy Stamps! I really love how it came up during colouring too! Can you believe I bought this stamp for my birthday last year, and I don't think I had even stamped her out yet! I KNOW I KNOW I'M APPALLED TOO!!!!

So I'm counting her as my 'something new' *grin*

I kept the card super simple, because really, such beautiful images don't really need a lot do they?  

Cute Card Thursday - #355 what's new?
Simon Says Stamp - something new

Hope you are feeling creative! I'd love to see what you're making... leave me a comment below or feel free to share some creative love over on Facebook!

OMM xox

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Stamping - a fairy pretty hanger

Hi there!

Happy New Year! Did you have a good Christmas? I had our entire family visit us for Christmas Day, followed by a gloriously lazy week of  movies, Uno, Monopoly, reading and of course crafting!  I have some things to share over the next few days/weeks but I won't overwhelm you all at once *grin*

2014 was a tough year.  I won't lie.  Those of you following me over on Facebook will know that I am the office manager/PA for a self-employed professional lady who lost her husband in November after a long battle with cancer.  Since we work from her home, the last few months were a tizzy of stress, strain and emotion as the family came to terms with their impending, and then actual, loss while I did my best to keep things going on the work front.  I feel really refreshed and ready to embrace 2015 now that we have passed 'that' point, and had some leave to relax at home - so look out crafting world! I may not have been blogging, but I WAS pinning, and I have a huge list of things to try/make this year!

The first thing I thought I would try was stamping and colouring onto fabric transfer paper, and then using the image on canvas.  I bought these fab canvas banners over a year ago, and the transfer paper mid-2014 - just before the wheels fell off this little red wagon.  I found the transfer paper over the weekend during a craft room cleanup and thought YES! What a great way to start Craftacular 2015!

I am REALLY happy with how it came up!  I used Fairy Sunny Day from Tiddly Inks which is one of my absolute favourite stamps.  You might recall this fun card I made using the same stamp, but in purple!

Tiddly Inks is one of my favourite brands, and I'm pleased to share the news that they are having a DT call!

You never know your luck, you might be just what they are looking for!  I'd love to see your entries, if you end up entering please let me know in the comments so I can come over and see your lovely work! Of course, I'll also be checking out the entries on the Tiddly Inks DT call post as well :)

I'm thinking I need to make a LOT more of these fun banners, but this one has pride of place hanging from the knob of a cupboard in my craft room for inspiration :D

(eep and now on my desktop the pictures look slightly yellow!  If the sun will just peek out of the clouds I will take a better one for you to enjoy :))

Banner recipe:
Banner - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Fairy Sunny Day (Tiddly Inks)
Inks - Memento
Colouring medium - Copics
Dies - Foliage leaves (Spellbinders), Rosettes (Whimsy Stamps)
Other - fabric transfer paper and iron, doily (SU!), offcuts of blue, yellow, white, vellum, green and pearl cardstock, ric rac, ribbon, safety pins, pearls, Smooch Spritz - Electric Blue, dots stencil (SU!), key, birdhouse

Have you made time to craft this week? I'd love to see it!  Leave me a note about your blog or gallery so I can pop over and have a look, and if you don't have an online space, please feel free to share your work on the OMM Facebook page!!

Much love,
OMM xox