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.