25 February 2013

Butterflies and Bling at Make it Crafty

Hi there everyone, this is really exciting to have my first inspiration post for Make it Crafty.  I've posted in two blog hops so far but this is the first time being featured on the store blog!  It's sooo cool.  I've used Crystal Digi stamp and done her up in fresh and light colours.

  The Butterflies have been painted with a shimmery white then I went over them with a lilac mica spray to give the slight hint of colour and of course all the bling.

(sorry, blogger is not cooperating on this second pic)

Make it Crafty products used

Copic colours used
Skin:  E0000, E00, E01 & E11
Hair: E21, E50, E51, E53 & E33
Dress and Shoes: B60, B63 B66, BV0000, Y000, Y11 & Y15
Rose: YG63, YG67, RV52 & RV55
Background: B0000, B00, V000, V01 & 0

Thanks for stopping by.


24 February 2013


Stop Press!  This little Gypsy scooped a prize in the Paper Shelter's Celebration challenge!   Woooo Hooooo!

Hi everyone, well I managed to get into the craft room and guess what?  Only ONE card was made.  I can't believe it took me so long to clear a space to colour!   I saw that the Paper Shelter is celebrating their 100th challenge so I decided to give it a shot, I also picked out a sketch to use but that challenge had closed.

I used Gypsy Dance for my image she's such a cutie.  Love the flowing dress and hair.  I thought she needed a red rose in her hair too.  Lots of shimmery spica pen on her top and necklace and earrings too.

Here is the full card, I've used the bohemian range from Kaiser as it fit the gypsy theme so well.  I've kept the card fairly simple as there are a few layers and busy papers.  

Copic colours used

Hair:  C3, 5, 7 & 9
Skin:  E000, 00, 01 & 11
Dress:  R59, 46, 17, 14 & 12.  Y26 & 28
Clear and Gold spica pens

Thanks for dropping by to say hello.


22 February 2013

Make it Crafty ~ Gift for a friend blog hop

Hi everyone, I'm really excited to be taking part in this Make it Crafty blog hop!  We have some amazing projects to show you today, I'm so honoured to be working along side these awesomely talented ladies.

Today's post is really exciting for me, I've had a play with the fabulous Make it Crafty 3D Chipboard kit using Shadow Box Square Frame Kit.  It was awesome to put together, the finish is so neat and perfectly aligned.  I also have used the Antique Flourish chipboard set, I love the flourishes and the heart is just stunning.

If you visit my blog regularly, you would have seen that my daughter recently got married, her niece was flower girl and I just LOVED this photo of her collecting shells on the beach when the bridal party went to have some photos taken.

 I put the frame together, leaving the stand until last, gave it a coat of metallic gray acrylic paint.  The chipboard was painted with Platinum paint and the photo was printed and mounted on a mat of Gray card with a fine shimmer and then on the blue metallic paper that I'd used on the wedding invitations.

 Some closeup shots of the embellishments, a little cluster of roses, some blue rhinestones and strings of pearls.
 The heart is so delicate and gorgeous, I really love how elegant all this gorgeous chipboard is.

 This picture is taken on the angle to show you the depth of the shadowbox frame.  I hope you're inspired to try one of these amazing kits yourself.

Next in the line is....Åsa

And in case you need it, here is the list of DT Lovelies who are participating in this bloghop

Kasey - You are here

I just know you're going to enjoy this bloghop!

Thanks for leaving your lovely comments, they are very much appreciated.

Kasey ~ in Oz

A Sad farewell to Delicious Doodles DT from me

Hello everyone, this is my last post for Delicious Doodles, Teri has kindly agreed to allow me to step down from the team. Life is a little too hectic for me lately and it doesn't seem to be slowing down at all so something has to give.  (currently on crutches as I tore something in my knee, pending results with Dr next week) 

There are a few of us who have stepped down, but that is good news for you if you're keen to join a fabulous design team and work with Teri's amazing artwork, check out the Design Team Call.  I've loved working with these gorgeous digi's and the team are amazing bunch of girls.  I will miss them all! You will still see me using Delicious Doodles images as I love them so much.

The challenge this week is Flowers for Spring.   

My card is a Thank You card, for Teri, for the Design Team and for you for dropping by my blog each challenge to leave me lovely comments.  THANK YOU All.

I've used one of Teri's latest images here, the amazing Lily and Butterfly.  It's got this gorgeous frame which I've coloured over the gray design

There is a whole new range of these lovely flower frames with different flowers, frames and butterflies.  You will LOVE them too!  Check them out for yourself over at Delicious Doodles store.

I hope you'll join our challenge and show us some Spring Flowers!


Kasey ~ in Oz

18 February 2013

Just playing

Hello there, I've been playing!  I love being able to try out new techniques and also making my own background papers.  I picked up some Impasto Paste and have been playing around with it and made this textured background.

For this background I spread a thin layer of Impasto paste over a 5 x 5 piece of white card.  then I bunched up a piece of plastic kitchen wrap and dabbed it over the wet paste to create an abstract texture.

Once this was dry, I sprayed some of my much loved Lindy's Stamp Gang mica sprays on it and let it dry again.  I chose colours that would compliment this fabulous image from Make it Crafty.

Anastasia is the image I've used here, it's a Make it Crafty digi, she has been in my collection for a while now, with all those curls and little flowers I've been a little daunted by her but I finally took the plunge and coloured her up.  I hope you like what you see.

 I've taken a few pictures on different angles to try and pick up that shimmer and shine that has collected in the texture.

This final picture shows the Make it Crafty chipboard corner, I sprayed it with the same gold mica spray.  I love how delicate this chipboard is, gorgeous to work with.

I am entering Anastasia into the following challenges.

No Matter Which Challenges - Ribbons and Bows
Dream Valley Challenges - Ribbon and Bling  - My bling is the mica spray and spica pen glitter on the image. 
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to say hello.  I appreciate your visit and love reading your comments.

Kasey ~ in Oz

10 February 2013

Mysterious Valentine

Hi everyone, I've got a little smash book page to show you today.  I've picked up some Prismacolour pencils and here what I came up with in my first play with them.  I used Ruby, a fabulous Make it Crafty image from the new masquerade range.  

Ruby comes with two different masks and you can use a program like or photoshop to put her mask on or like me you print it out and pop it up on top.  I cut tiny little holes to put the stem of the mask in her hand.

 This is the full page, I had this idea going round my head to make a fan, I have images from the movies of masquerade balls with gorgeous dresses, lace fans and glittering masks.  I used some textured pink butterfly paper that I've had for an age as it fit the theme perfectly.

The chipboard here is from Make it Crafty I love how delicate Zoe makes her chippies.  Gorgeous to work with and perfect for cards.  Here I've coloured the butterfly with BG13 and BG57 then coated it with clear spica pen, it's gone a very different colour with the spica over the top, it seems to have added more yellow.  still they do look so pretty.

The corners are painted with nail polish!  two coats of colour and one of clear to bring  out the shine just like you would paint your nails!  

I'm entering Ruby into the following challenges.

Our Creative Corner - Picture inspiration - Mask
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Flutter By Wednesday - Anything Goes (butterfly or fairy)
In the Pink - Pink Valentine  (Valentine's are usually a mystery hence the mask)

Thanks for stopping by, it feels really good to be back creating for challenges again!

Kasey ~ in Oz

08 February 2013

Delicious Doodles Challenge #22

Hi everyone, the Delicious Doodles challenge this week is to not use patterned paper.  For me that's pretty easy, I have stacks of paper and quite often, I forget to use it as I usually use inks and stamps to make my own papers or I use embossing folders for texture.

I've used Steampunk Fairy and teamed her with some Tim Holtz Weathered clock and gears dies and embossing folder, sponged a little gray ink and added some netting and a lovely metal corner and some fancy metal flowers and brads.  all done!  simple and easy.  Again, I seem to still be leaving off the sentiments.

My Steampunk Fairy has been coloured with Copic markers. 

Hope to see you joining in at the Delicious Doodles challenge this week.

Kasey ~in Oz

07 February 2013

Bling it! with the Southern Girls

Hello everyone, I'm sure you can all relate to hectic times happening and demanding your time, that's been me for the past few months, but I finally got some creating time in the craft room and made my DT card for Southern Girls Challenges.

This creation is using up some papers I made myself, the butterfly is cut using Marianne Designs Craftables CR1205 and I had some papers I'd made using the mica sprays and water colour paper love that shimmer.  Then I mounted it on some paper I made with distress inks.  I've also used some DCWV Far East stack.  I really like the way it turned out.  Lately I've taken to not putting sentiments on some of my cards, this way I can add the appropriate one when I want to use the card!

Come along and join the Bling this challenge at Southern Girls.


Kasey ~ in Oz