30 Days of Creativity (Day 30) Charlie Chaplin

It’s the final hurrah! Day 30 is finally here, inspired by Charlie Chaplin.

I decided to use a black and white theme using film strips to honour old Charlie. I’ve had the film strips in my stash of stuff for a little while (*cough*). I think I picked them up at a craft show somewhere – I just HAD to have them and today, I NEEDED them!

I finished off the card with some fresh Whisper White grosgrain ribbon and some vintage brads. I really love the way the Aviary stamp set looks when it has been heat embossed, it’s so classy. 🙂

I also wanted to share with you what my creative space looks like when I am creating. I have taken a picture of my card on the ‘cutting room floor’ (LOL! Get it??).

I hope you have enjoyed my creations during 30 Days of Creativity. I’ve had a ball!! Which one has been your favourite or has inspired you to create something?


30 Days of Creativity (Day 29) Cardboard Boxes

It’s hard to believe that June is almost over! One more day to go before 30 Days of Creativity wraps up. Today’s inspiration was a funny one – Cardboard Boxes?? Lucky my DH had an empty beer box close at hand!

I decided to make a little puppet theatre, complete with fancy curtain (made from tissue paper). It did take me back to my childhood when we used to create things out of bits and pieces we found around the house.

Recognise my little pirate from yesterday’s post and my little cake toppers from Day 5? They doubled as cute little puppets for our theatre! Cute!

30 Days of Creativity (Day 28) Pirates VS Ninjas

OK, I’ll admit it. I don’t do pirates and ninjas. I am the mother of three girls. But it was my eldest DD who was able to ‘advise’ me on today’s inspiration of ‘Pirates VS Ninjas’.

She advised me on the shape of the ninja’s sword and whether the ninja star was satisfactory. She also told me that pirates carry PARROTS on their shoulder, but the little yellow bird would suffice, just for today. She was suitably impressed by the pirate’s peg legs, but asked where his cutlass was. Seriously – one swordy thing a day is enough for this girly mum. 🙂

Then this girly Mum couldn’t resist having a real Pirates VS Ninjas battle – it was kinda fun. I won’t go into details about who was defeated . . . . 🙂

30 Days of Creativity (Day 27) Extinct Mediums

I’ve had to be particularly creative with my interpretation of today’s inspiration ‘Extinct Mediums’. My spin on today is two fold: Brown Kraft Paper (aka Crumb Cake in Stampin’ Up! land) and kids WITH manners.

Although I wouldn’t say that using brown paper is completely extinct, it has only been quite recently that papercraft trends revived brown kraft products from their depressing fate as book covers and parcel wrapping. I absolute love Crumb Cake, which has been renamed from it’s original label of Kraft in this year’s Ideas Book and Catalogue.

Tonight my eldest DD and I made some thankyou cards for her teachers. We have just returned from the Central Coast dance festival. We used the gorgeous Pendant Notes.

Which brings me to the second interpretation of ‘Kids with manners’. Ever noticed that it is no longer commonplace for kids to say ‘please’ or ‘thankyou’? I always say that common sense and common courtesies aren’t that common anymore. These cards are headed off to school tomorrow to say a big THANKYOU to DD’s school teachers who have spent countless hours teaching dance group, organising and creating costumes and travelling back and forth to rehearsals. That’s not to mention the late night perfomances and working behind the scenes on other nights. Bless. Thankyou beautiful teachers – you are gems.

Stamp sets: Picture This (ret. hostess), Baroque Motifs (envelopes)

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: DSP, Rich Razzleberry ribbon, Pendant Notes

30 Days of Creativity (Day 26) Unicorns

After a busy day celebrating my youngest DD’s 7th birthday with family, I am reserving the right to ‘revive’ a unicorn card that I made a little while ago! I had grand plans of creating a ‘fresh’ unicorn – but I couldn’t recall a time when I claimed to be superwoman! LOL!

This gorgeous little unicorn is from the current ‘Pony Party’ stamp set. I stamped the wings onto clear acetate so I could create a little more dimension to the unicorn.

Not long to go until 30 Days of Creativity is over. June has flown by so fast! Thankful, considering I really dislike winter. I’m looking forward to the achievement of getting to the end of the 30 Days challenge – planning to finish with a bang!

30 Days of Creativity (Day 25) Board Games

I couldn’t resist making a Snakes and Ladders card from today’s inspiration of ‘Board Games’. One of my childhood favourites – only if I was winning, of course!

It wasn’t as tricky as it looks, although it would have been easier with a mini square punch. The squares on this card measure 2x2cm. They weren’t too fiddly to cut and piece together. I drew the snakes freehand onto coloured cardstock and the ladders were made by trimming thin 1/2cm pieces of Basic Black cardstock. The little counters are made with a small circle punch (or the eyes out of the Two Step Owl Punch!). Cute!

Now DH is arguing with me, convinced that Snakes and Ladders uses TWO die. I’m convinced it’s only one. Thoughts anyone (pleeease agree with me!!)?

30 Days of Creativity (Day 24) Lawn Gnome

Lawn Gnomes (aka Garden Gnomes in Australia) are really quite amazing little characters. There is a secret society of gnomes who travel the world and keep blogs not unlike mine. They are photographed in the most amazing locations around the globe. There is even a website dedicated to providing people with tips on how to survive gnome attacks. I’ll never wander the garden alone again.

Anyway, I had a lot of fun creating my little gnome today, I hope you like him to! Don’t forget to leave some love peeps!