Please look at my creations and I welcome any comments or questions.

I hope you find some inspiration here!

Friday, 27 November 2015

Crafty Catz #303 Masculine

Please come over and join us for the latest challenge over at Crafty Catz which is cards for the guys. The sponsor is Fred She Said.

My card is made using my Forever Friends Papercrafting collection from DoCrafts.

xx Mia xx

Friday, 20 November 2015

Crafty Catz #302 Shades Of Blue

This project is for the new challenge over at Crafty Catz which is 'Shades of Blue'. The sponsor is Bugaboo and the image I used is Kidz Punky Topper. I love this cute image. For full details on the products used see below.

This card is for the following challenges:

* Thankful / Thanks / Thanksgiving - Fussy & FancyCatch The BugMy Sheri CraftsSimon Says,
* Sketch - Retro Sketches,
* Blue - Country View Challenges,
* Anything Goes - Craft Your PassionsArt By Miran,

xx Mia xx

Polkadoodles - White +1 Colour

This is my project for the newest challenge over at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge which is 'White + 1 colour'. I choose red and white as this one of my favourite colour schemes for Christmas and gave me the opportunity ti use this ver cute Robin from the Twiggy & Toots CD. For information on the rest of the items I used check out the Thumblinky tool below.  Please come over and join us at Polkadoodles we would love to have you.

This card is also for the following challenges:

* Feathers - Quirky Crafts,
* Sprinkle (glitter) - Creative Card Crew,
* Make it sparkle - Scrap-Creations,
* Any holiday / celebration - Pile It On,
* Use any image - Ribbon Girl,
* Anything Goes - 613 Avenue CreateLove To Scrap,
* Add a die cut / punch shape - Glitter 'n' Sparkle,
* Critters large or small - Incy Wincy,
* Sketch - Sketchy Colors,

xx Mia xx

Monday, 16 November 2015

Wild Rose Santa & Rudolph

This card is made using one of my prize stamps from Bunny Zoe and I love this stamp. It stamps well and is lovely to colour.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

* Use 3 of something (snowflakes) - Penny's,
* Birds / Animals - Cute Card Thursday,
* Wrap Up Warm - Sweet Stampin',
* Sketch - Sketch Saturday,
* Inspiration photo - Christmas Card Challenges,

xx Mia xx

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Creatalicious Challenge - Challenge #81

This card is for the newest challenge over at Creatalicious which is 'Merry Christmas' and the sponsors are Stamp and Create and Lacy Sunshine and the image I used is from Lacy Sunshine and is totally gorgeous!! The digi I used is called Love Note Fairy and I coloured it using my Polychromos. This range of fairies are all gorgeous, please go over and check them out.

This card is also for the following challenges:

* Tic, Tac, Toe (Flowers, Sentiment and Ribbon) - Melonheadz Friends,
* Festive Flowers and Foliage - Stamping Sensations,
* Recipe (2 Colours - Red and Green, 3 Papers, 4 embellishments (flower, ribbon, red stickles and diamond stickles) - Cards & More,

Please come over and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration and the other gorgeous images from the sponsors.

xx Mia xx

Friday, 13 November 2015

Crafty Catz - #301 Girls Only

This card is for the new challenge over at Crafty Catz which is 'Girls Only' and the sponsor is The Stamping Boutique. I used one of their fab digi stamps called Twirling Fairy. I coloured the image using my Polychromos. For the other items used please see the Thumblinky's below.

This card is also for the following challenges:

* Bingo (Fav Colour, Glitter / Bling, Die Cut) - Aud Sentiments,
* Pretty In Pink - Crazy Challenge,
* Sketch - Tuesday Morning Sketches,
* Buttons - Die Cuttin' Divas,

Please come over and join us,

xx Mia xx

Polkadoodles - Autumn / Fall Colours

This card is for my newest Guest Design Team post which is for the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Blog and the current challenge is Autumn / Fall colours please come over and take part and see all the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

I used the Owl Bag templates from the Twiggy & Tots Festive Fun Download which is also available as a CD if you prefer. The CD has lots of gorgeous Christmas papers, digi stamps and coloured images as well as many other fab items. The owl bag also comes as a SVG file for those with cutting machines. I really couldn't resist this owl and although it comes as a SVG cut file I decided to use the PDF format so I could create a matching card blank. (Please see my step by step instructions below). The PDF comes with full colour picture instructions to make the bag which are very easy to follow.

This project comes with the items ready to cut out but I wanted to change some of the papers to co-ordinate with the Autumn colours for this challenge. The papers used for the other layers are also from the Twiggy & Tots CD.

I have also entered this card and bag in the following challenges:

* Bling -  Love To ScrapCrafty Calendar Challenge,
* Favourite hobby (making gifts for others) - As You Like It,
* Anything Goes - 613 Avenue CreateCraft Your Passions,
* Use some red - Glitter 'n' Sparkle,
* Lots of Layers - Whoopsi Daisy,

Please come over and enter the challenge :)

Instructions for making the PDF into a card shape:

1. I took the PDF and cut out the owl bag shape and laid it on top of an 8 x 8 inch card blank and leaving the fold intact drew around it.

2. I then took this template and cut out the pieces for the bag as well as one extra, remembering to flip one for the back of the box as the kraft card I was using had a different colour on the reverse. I then labelled this piece in pencil. 

3. I then stuck one of the front pieces to the card blank to cover the missing fold piece. I continued to cut out the strips for the bag handle and container sections. Once I had cut these out I used them as templates to transfer the design onto the kraft card. I found it easier to cut the zig zag parts into strips first then draw in the the zig zags and cut them out using a craft knife.

4. I then stuck the two zig zag sections together and added them to the back of the box with Cosmic Shimmer glue and held them for a few seconds to bind.

5. I then added the front section which I found easiest to do while holding it to the table upright. This meant I could make sure the bag would stand up flat. I then cut out all the patterned sections from the PDF as well as the beak. I also changed some of these papers by drawing around them onto different patterned papers. For the eyes I used Spellbinders circles to cut out the white circles and the eye balls out of glitter cardstock (for added sparkle). Once I had cut out all the sections I used a brown micron pen to add faux stitching.

6. I then assembled all the pieces on both the card and bag and added glitter glue, jewels and a bow :).

xx Mia xx