Monday, 10 May 2010

~ H{ippity} Hop! ~

It's been a while since I did the hop but life do get into the way sometimes! Anyway, I created this easel card for a friend's birthday today. 

Here's the front of the card. Patterned papers by Basic Grey Eva. I made use of Music of my Heart stamp  set, one of my favs. The birdie has been sprinkled with sticklers.

The card when opened. The sentiment and journaling box came from Just Wanted to Say set.

Here's the inside of the card. I stamped the hanging hearts from Moon Beam & Heart Strings set. 

Thanks for dropping by and have a good week ahead. I'm hosting Growing in Unity this week so do check out here if you fancy winning a stamp set of your choice. 

Monday, 26 April 2010

~ H{ippity} Hop! ~

Time for another hop with the {ippity} gang! I created a spiral pop-up card using {ippity} Music of my Heart and Just Wanted To Say. 

My large butterfly came from a butterfly die.

Now that is actually brown in colour, although it does look purplish! I used a journaling block from Just Wanted To Say and added the sentiment. Instructions from the inside of the card can be found on the SCS resource site. 

I stamped the musical notes from Music From My Heart set at the back of the spiral.

Quite a fun card to make. Thanks for dropping by and have a great week ahead! 

Monday, 19 April 2010

~ H{ippity} Hop! ~

Two weeks ago, I was blogging how delighted I was at the start of a 2 week Easter break. Today, it's the last day before I go back to work and the boys go back to school. Gosh, time sure went past pretty quickly. Shame that all good things have to come to an end! The only thing with breaks is that it does impact on my scrapping time as I do spend more time with the boys and less in my craft room. 

Played for the first time with an {ippity} stamp set and create a card: 

Patterned paper is by Basic Grey Kioshi collection. Added a homemade rosebud in the middle of the flower.

Now that routine is about to get back to normal, hopefully will have more time to play. Until then, have a great week ahead. 

Monday, 5 April 2010

~ H{ippity} Hop! ~

It's a bank holiday here in the UK and the start of an Easter break for me. Gosh, it does feel good not to have to get up early. Thankfully my boys aren't early risers either! 

Recently my boys played in a violin concert and I was fortunate to be able to capture that moment and turned it into a LO: 

This 4x6" LO was created using a Scarlet Lime Feb10 kit. I made use of {ippity} Music Of My Heart set as it fitted the theme perfectly. 

My next project is a tag using Fishy Philosophy. 

I sponged the background using distressed inks.  After stamping the 'tree', I coloured in using a glittery pen to make it shine.

Thanks for dropping by. Hope you had a great Easter and have a good week ahead! 

Monday, 29 March 2010

~ H{ippity} Hop! ~

Gosh, I'm so glad that last week ended as it was a very hectic week that left me thoroughly knackered. I tried to do a 12x12 LO but just couldn't and instead settled for a 4x6! My boys had to attend 3 violin concerts in a row, starting from Thursday and I was involved in a car boot event on Sat morning (PTA stuff). But the icing was attending a craft fair on Sunday, all on my own, and getting some new stash! Bliss!

Anyway, enough rambling.... earlier last week, did a canvas as a birthday gift for my SIL. I made use of 'What Matters Most' stamp set as well as 'Love In Return'.

Took inspiration from the photo and that's how the tree came about. The stamped image was coloured using Copic markers. Patterned paper by MME's Bloom and Grow, punched using MS border punch (I've got a serious addiction to them). Photo was taken, kindly by a stranger, in Paris Disneyland, way back in Oct 2008. Gosh, does it seem that long that we were there?

The side of the canvas was stamped using a border stamp from 'Sweet Thoughts Of Spring', and coloured in using Copic marker.

This is the last week of the school term before the boys break up for Easter for 2 weeks. Looking forward to that! That will leave me some time to play with my new stash and stamps from Unity! Thanks for dropping by and wishing you a Happy Easter!

Monday, 22 March 2010

~ H{ippity} Hop! ~

It's Monday again and time to do a bit of hopping. I always luv looking at the inspiration provided by the {ippity} gals and see how one particular stamp can be used in so many different ways. 

I played with 2 stamp sets and created this LO. I made use of Moon Beams & Heart Strings as well as Life's Little Moments. Moon Beams & Heart Strings is fast becoming a fav of mine. Funnily though, I didn't think much of it when I first saw it but I'm reaching out for that set more often these days.

Patterned papers by Jillibean, a set that I got from a previous Unity scrapbooking kit. Sprayed the  background with Glimmer Mists using a Heidi Swapp butterfly stencil. 

Added some pearls onto the butterflies.

The stars and moon was gently outlined with a Copic marker.

Thanks for dropping by. Have a great week ahead. It's gonna be a busy one for me, all the way to the weekend! 

Monday, 15 March 2010

~ H{ippity} Hop! ~

It's Monday, the start of a new week and welcome to another H{ippity} Hop. I managed to sort out my new {ippity} stamps so that they are easy to find and use! I lose no time in playing with a couple of sets. I created this LO based on a sketch here. Always the sketch rebel, I had to put my own twist to it by rotating it to suit my photo. I made use of 2 stamp sets, Moon Beams & Heart Strings and Love In Return.

LO was created using Scarlet Lime Feb10 kit. 

The next offering is a quick tag I created. I made use of What Matters Most stamp set. 

The background was created simply by placing the tag over a stencil covered with glimmer mist.

Well, it's now mid-month and I guess I had better start working on my Xmas card quota. I'm doing quite well with keeping up. Thanx for dropping by and have a great week ahead. 

Monday, 8 March 2010

~ H{ippity} Hop! ~

The start of the week again. Weekend sure passed far too quickly. My new sets of {ippity} stamps arrived last week and I couldn't wait to play. 

I created a mini 4x6" LO using Love In Return. I luv making these mini LOs as they are quick to do and 4x6 albums are easily and cheaply available (I merely use photo albums). A 12x12 LO usually takes me 2-3 hrs to create and sometimes I just don't have time on my side to sit down to play. The minis can easily be done in less than half an hour. 

Patterned papers by My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow. Bought a pack of 6x6 papers mainly for cards but they were so delish that I had to use some for this mini LO. 

I also created a tag as well. I luv creating them as they are easy to create and I can use the stamped images rather 'themelessly'. They tend to be given away frequently i.e. tucked in to birthday card etc.

The background was created by putting the tag over misted stencil. It's such a shame to wipe the mist off the stencil after it has been used on a background. Hence, I keep tags around to kinda 'soak' the mist up and they come in handy when I'm creating tags. Then I stamped the background with the musical note stamp image from Music From My Heart set. The rest kinda flowed in. Have to say, this stamp set is one of my favs!

Thanks for dropping by and have a great week ahead. 

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

~ It's Here! ~

The latest {ippity} Winter 2010 is here! I had to go and collect the parcel from Parcel Force. All orders will be posted tomorrow morning and I've included a little extra for the patient wait!

Monday, 1 March 2010

~ H{ippity} Hop! ~

It's March and it's sunny here... a nice change for once. Let's hope Spring isn't too far away.

For today, I've got Xmassy stuff on display. I managed to reach my card quota for February so am quite chuffed with that. Here's one done with the Kissmass & Mistletoe set. (still awaiting my arrival of the new sets)

Patterned paper by Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses. 

Last Xmas, I made little gift boxes to give away. 

I placed a snow stencil on the box template, sprayed with cosmic shimmer then randomly stamped the snowman and snowflakes from the Kissmas & Mistletoe range.

Thanks for dropping by and have a great week ahead. 

Monday, 22 February 2010

~ H{ippity} Hop! ~

Gosh, another week has passed. It's back to work, school runs and routines again after a good week of break. It's always hard to do any crafting when the boys are around as I like to spend time with them. However, I managed to squeeze in a couple of cards.

I've been working on my Xmas cards as I've got a quota to do every month. As usual, I made use of Kissmas & Mistletoe set. The cards were created based on challenges during the {ippity} release party. Here's my first one: 

This card was created based on a challenge to use purple. I always find that colour a tad difficult to work with but I've chosen lavender which made it easier. The 3 heart images came from 'Life's Little Moments' set.

The inside of the card.

My second one is based on another challenge to create a background pattern using stamps. I made use of  Life's Little Moments for this. 

The number image is one of my fav background stamp. I luv using lace too. 

Here's the inside of the card.

I'm slowly reaching my quota of Xmas card for this month. I've only got 2 more to do. Thanks for dropping by and have a great week ahead.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

~ Stamp Storage System ~

Having that much stamps, I needed a way to store them so that they could be easily available. I was finding it a hassle using them from the packaging. Having sorted out my stamp collection last year, I decided to do the same for my {ippity} sets.

I carefully peeled off the label and placed it on a sheet of paper and laminated it. Then I store the stamps at the back. The entire sheet is then placed in an A5 transparent pocket to catch any stamps that might fall out. As I have eight sets, all of them are filed in an A5 folder. This storage system has made using the stamps so much easier as they are now accessible.

No doubt I'll be doing the same for my next {ippity} sets.  And talking about that, I've now made buying  {ippity} stamps easier. Just click on the tabs at the top of the blog.

Monday, 15 February 2010

~ H{ippity} Hop! ~

Yay, it's Monday and the start of half term break too! Bliss! Time to do some h{ippity} hopping as well. For today, I created a canvas as a birthday gift for my brother-in-law. I used 'Because of You' stamp set.

Here's my canvas: 

Stamped the 'love' background stamp on a piece of tissue paper and adhered to the canvas, which had already been sprayed with glimmer mist. Used a Heidi Swapp butterfly mask to create the outline and added a coupld of Cuttlebug butterfly diecuts to them.

I also created a card for my son's birthday. I combined two stamp sets from 'Life's Little Moments' and 'Just Wanted To Say'.


Here's my card: 

The number '7' has been highlighted although it's not so clear in the photo. (Card based on a sketch at 365 Cards).

The Winter 2010 {ippity} release is now available for sale. Some gorgeous images there! Thanks for dropping by and have a great week. 

Sunday, 14 February 2010

~ More Sneak Peeks ~

The last sneak peeks before the release of Winter 2010 sets:

Check back tomorrow for the full reveal of the eight sets!

Saturday, 13 February 2010

~ Sneak Peeks ~

On the 15th, we will see 8 new sets of Winter 2010 release. All I can say that they are impressive! In the meantime, here are some sneaky peeks: 

All 8 sets are available for pre-order when they are released on the 15th. Check back on Monday!

Monday, 8 February 2010

~ H{ippity} Hop! ~

It's Monday and thankfully it's the last week of the term too! It's also time to h{ippity} hop as well. This week, I played with Life's Little Moments: 

I created 2 LOs to give to my parents. They are 4x6 and fits into an Ikea flipover frame (which I know my parent has). My dad is always asking for photos of his only grandsons! No doubt it is much easier to send them via email but nothing like scrapping them to give it a slightly more personal touch!

Both mini LOs created using Scarlet Lime Jan kit.

I've also created a card based on an {ippity} challenge which is to make a birthday card. I used stamp sets from Devoted, Just Wanted to say and Because of You.


Here's my card: 

Patterned paper by Basic Grey Sugar Rush and KI Memories Flourish collections.

And the inside: 

Thanks for dropping by and hope you have a great week ahead! Don't forget to check out the rest of the blogs for some fabulous inspiration!

Monday, 1 February 2010

~ H{ippity} Hop! ~

Where did January go? It's February and it's Monday so time to do a little h{ippity} hop. Well, I did a LO using Life's Little Moments and Because of You: 

This LO was created based on a challenge on The Studio. It has to be symmetrical in design, altering alphabets and having fabric on the LO. I stamped a background stamp on two of the strips and used a quote. LO created using stash mainly from Scarlet Lime Jan10 main kit, with alpha and lace trimmings from my own stash. 

Thanks for dropping by and have a great week ahead!

Friday, 29 January 2010

~ More Sneak Peeks ~

Here's  a couple more sneak peeks of the new release: 

So excited when I saw this as I luv anything to do with music!

Unity is well known for having quote stamps and not suprising, {ippity} has followed suit! 

Can't wait to play with the new releases! 

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

~ Sneak Peeks ~

The {ippity} chicks have been shown sneak peeks of the Winter 2010 {ippity} sets. There are 8 new sets coming out next month and they are fabulous! Here's the first one:

This li'l creature will go so well with any Easter theme.

Check back later this week for more peeks!