Wednesday, 29 August 2012

WOYWW #169

I've been checking out the What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW) blogs for about six months now but wasn't really sure what was involved to participate. So, tonight after visiting Aeryn's blog (Creative Explosion) I decided to email Julia, the host of WOYWW (see Stamping Ground blog), to find out a little more about it.  Julia was kind enough to email me back quite quickly and said that my understanding was accurate, that being people take photos of what's on their craft desk each week and link them on Julia's blog for other net surfers to check them out.  So, since it was still early and I happen to be crafting tonight, making my dad his father's day card, which will probably be late, but hey, he's use to that by now LOL, I grabbed my camera and took the following photos of what's on my craft desk.

I will point out that I'm one of those crafters who packs up after each project as I like a clean table. I struggle to create in chaos.  Besides, I also love to organise so I am constantly re-organising my craft room or some way that I store stuff, just ask my friends.

Anyway, without further adieu, here are a few photos for WOYWW #169:
 Overview of my craft table.

In a prior life it was my 8 seater dining table.

 The first workstation and the one I primarily sit at.

I have a good view of my desktop computer, which I am renowned for watching cartoons - Kim Possible is my latest craze to craft to.
 The second workstation.

This is directly next to the first workstation so I often over spill to this side.

This has some stuff I'm currently organising.

 The third workstation.

Usually where my friends sit when they come to craft, or the reality is to have a chat
I usually spill over to this area too - what can I say, I'm greedy for space and I usually craft alone.

This has the scrapbook project I've been working on for about a year now as I don't do much of it, mainly card making.

This is the fourth workstation and is directly next to the third workstation and opposite the second workstation.

The black items on my desk are my storage folders for my nestabilities - the idea for this came from Arlene of My Butterfly Kisses YouTube channel. I haven't finished these yet, still need to do the labels inside and decorate the covers.

 I've also started a Copic Colour Journal, thanks to the inspiration of several bloggers but specifically Aeryn (from Creative Explosion) and Emma (from Craftymummy2five blog).

Anyway, I've ramble enough, so if you got this far I thank you for sticking in there with my post and I hope you found WOYWW #169 interesting.
Cheers FiLoMa

PCP SSD Challenge 17 Aug 12

Time is nearly running out to participate in the Paper Craft Planet (PCP) Sassy Studio Designs (SSD) Discussion Group challenge for 17 August 2012.  The challenge theme is "Slippery when wet" and the digi is proudly sponsored by SSD.  If you want to see what great digi's are available from SSD click here.

Without further adieu, here is the card I made:

 View of full card
Close up of Towel Tammy and Bath/Floor

  • Cardstock: Bazzill black & Xpress it Blending Card
  • Stamps: Pin-up Hanna by Hanna Stamps and 1823D Pamper Yourself by Paper Salon
  • Digi: Towel Tammy by SSD and Bath Room Bird by Bird House Stamps
  • Copics: E50, E51, E53 (Skin) / 100 (Hair) / B00 (Water) / R81, R85 (Towels) / R85 (Lips) / B24 (Eyes) / C3 (Mirror)
  • Ink: Memento Black
  • Other: Dimensional Magic / Smooch Gold / Off White almost blueish fluffy boa
  • Unid company for pattern paper - from my stash that's quite old and companies are unknown.
Cheers FiLoMa

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Christmas - CCC Challenge #18

Hello fellow crafters time for another challenge.  This fortnight the challenge over at Creative Card Crew is "Christmas".

The challenge is proudly sponsored by :

Sponsoring 28 February 

The digi I used is Gus Christmas - Sit on my Lap. I wanted to challenge myself with a more masculine type image. I'm really happy with how the card turned out.  I've taken several photos from different angles.

 View of full card
close up view of Gus Christmas - Sit on my Lap digi
 close up view of sentiment that comes with digi
 close up view of wooden presents
close up of berries
these came from one of the cheap shops


  • Digi: Bugaboo "Gus Christmas - Sit on my Lap"
  • Copics: E50, E51, E53 (Skin) / R17, R27, R29 (Hat & Clothes) / E37, E47, E49 (Chair Legs) / 100, Spica black 1 (Belt & Shoes) / G02, G07 (Chair)
  • Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Festive Berries
  • Embellishments: Kindy Glitz - Crystalina / Wooden Presents / Value Craft Cord Ribbon / Christmas bell / Flower / Pearls / Spellbinders Nestabilities classic circle
  • Cardstock: Bazzill Black
  • Paper: Franchville + miscellaneous company (can't recall who)
Cheers FiLoMa

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Maps/Newsprint/Sheet Music/Script - CCC Challenge #17

Hello fellow crafters.  Time for another challenge.  This fortnight the challenge over at Creative Card Crew is "Maps/Newsprint/Sheet Music/Script".

This challenge is proudly sponsored by: 
Simon Says Stamp

I used several products available from Simon Says Stamp, such as Tim Holtz, La La Land, Copics, Prima Flowers and Glimmer Mists.   I'm really happy with how my card turned out and I'm loving the La La Land stamps. They just call to be coloured in with my copics.  I've taken several views of the card.

 Full View of card
 Close up of flower with bling centre
 Marci has her passport ready to 'travel'
 Marci has her map ready to 'explore'
 Marci 'discovered' some gems while on her adventure
 close up of Travel Marci
Suitcase & handbag (pictured in image above this one) was paper pieced


  • Copics: E50, E51, E53 (Skin) / E31, E37, E47, E49 (Hair) / R46, R59 (Ribbon) / 100, E31, E37, E47(Shoes) / R81, R85 (Top, Trousers) / BG09, BG13, BG15 (Hat, Skirt) / R22, R11, 0 (Eyeshadow) / R59 (Lips)
  • Cardstock: Kraft
  • Embellishments: Kaisercraft bling / Tim Hotlz Glass Vial / Ribbon from Typo / Key from "Hot Dollar" / Prima Flowers
  • Paper: Kaszazz World Traveller / Tim Holtz Destinations 12"x12" / SEI Jolie Chocolat 6"x6"
  • Stamps: La La Land Travel Marci
  • Dimensional Magic
Cheers FiLoMa

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Card: WIP Card Competition - August 2012

I've previously purchased Wrapped In Paper (WIP) card competition kits but never got around to making the card and participating in the competition. I decided to participate in the August card competition to stretch/challenge myself. Since joining the Creative Card Crew design team and trying to playing more in other challenges, I find that I'm my creative mojo is in full swing and I just want to see what I can do.

The rules of the WIP card competition is that you must use a little of everything in your kit, but you are allowed to add to the card with your own stash.

I decided to make a tri-shutter card. I'm loving this style card at the moment, it just opens itself up for creativity.

Here is a list and photo of the kit contents:
  • 1 - 12"x12" pattern paper
  • 2 - 6"x12" cardstock (1 x blue & 1 x white)
  • 1 - 6"x12" pattern paper border strip
  • 1 x small wooden peg
  • 5 x blue bling stars
  • 1 x approx 6" ribbon (white)
  • 1 x fabric flower rose style

Here is a close up of the kit contents:

 front side of 12"x12" pattern paper
 reverse side of 12"x12" pattern paper
 front side of 6"x12" pattern paper border strip
 reverse side of 6"x12 pattern paper border strip
 approx 6" ribbon
 bling and peg
ribbon flower

Here is the card I made using the above kit contents plus a few extra pieces from my own stash. My supplies:
  • Stamps: Just Johanna Swirly Background 100W / Kraftin Kimmie Princess Petunia
  • Embellishments: clear embossing powder mixed with Stampin' Up! dazzling diamonds / washi tape / Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and crown pin) / Key (I think 7gypsies but can't really recall) / Glimmer Mist - Pink Bubblegum, Cranberry Zing, Turquoise Blue & Jack O'Lantern / Nestabilities Labels 11 / Kaisercraft bling
  • Inks: Versamark / Tim Holtz Salty Ocean distress ink / Momento black
  • Copics: E50, E51, E53, W3, B05 & 0

 Tri-shutter card full view
I stamped the Just Johanna background onto the white card stock and then heat embossed clear embossing powder mixed with dazzling diamonds and then used the glimmer mists to get the colour to form the background pattern
 top left and side of card
close up of butterfly I fussy cut from 12"x12 paper
 close up of WOC flowers and crown pin
another butterfly fussy cut from border strip
close up of left hand panel
 Kraftin Kimmie Princes Petunia hat & dress paper pieced
 close up of right hand panel
Tim Holtz dress form die, WOC flowers, fussy cut butterflies
 Tim Holtz dress form die made from cereal box &
swooshed with Tim Holts salty ocean distress ink
skirt of die is made from the ribbon in the kit
The ribbon is hot glued down & colour using Glimmer Mist
 close up of WOC flowers, ribbon rose from kit
fussy cut butterfly
 Kaisercraft bling used for centre of ribbon rose
 close up of key & fussy cut butterflies
 I think this is a 7 gypsies key, but I can't really recall
 close up of message area
Nestabilities labels 11
I decided to stick this down
I also used the wooden peg from the kit to hold it in place
I stuck a butterfly to the wooden peg
 view of the top centre panel
WOC flowers and fussy cut butterflies
washi tape "live laugh love"
view of the bottom centre panel
WOC flowers and fussy cut butterflies
washi tape "live laugh love"

I had so much fun making this card & really happy with what I was able to create from the kit. There are so many talented ladies/gents out there that have helped to inspire me with this style card.
Cheers FiLoMa

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Card: Easel Card - Butterfly and Roses

Earlier in the week I made this card. The girl I had coloured last year, in fact I have a few coloured ready to go, so this made it much quicker to make.  I again used my paper scraps to make the card. The unique thing on this card is the butterfly. It was originally a hair tie. I cut of the tie band bit and hot glued the butterfly to the page. It was originally white with black polka dots, but I glimmer misted them with several colours.  I'm very happy with how this card has turned out.
 Full view of Easel Card
 Close up of Sweet Pea stamp
 Butterfly cut from the Kaisercraft Bonjour collection paper
 Prima Nest & WOC flowers & crown pin
 WOC flower & Prima Bird Cage
 WOC flowers & pearls, Tim Holts Button, Prima Nest & Butterfly hair tie
Close up of Butterfly hair tie
  • Stamp: Sweet Pea
  • Paper: Kaisercraft Bonjour Collection
  • Embellishments: Prima Nest and Bird Cage / Tim Holtz Button / Butterfly Hair Tie from Hot Dollar / Wild Orchid Crafts (flowers & crown pin & pearls)
  • Copics: E51, E21, E11 (Skin) / E04 (cheeks) / E31, E35, E37 (Hair) / R81, R85 (Make-up, Flowers & Necklace) / B00, B02, B05 (Clothes & Eyes)