Saturday, 10 September 2016

Honey I Shrunk the Kit - September

I'm so excited, its time for another 'Honey I Shrunk the Kit' and this time our kit came from Sarah P!!

My friend Hazel of Hazel's Paper Designs organised this kit idea just over a year ago with Sarah P, Sandie and Sarah G. Every two months one of us fills a normal sized envelope with craft goodies (the same for everyone) and mails them to us. We then choose a day to share what we have all made. Its so much fun to see how different our designs are even though we have the same products!! 

Sarah sent us the most amazing kit full of the cutest monster images, die-cuts, googly eyes, papers and enamel dots. Here's a photo:

The kit included stamped images from Lawn Fawn 'Monster Mash' and Clearly Besotted 'Eye on You', 'Blast Off' and 'Out of this World'. There were two die-cuts from Pretty Pink Posh 'Peek-a-boo' and 3-square window stitched frame die. The enamel dots, papers and twine are all from Doodlebug and googly eyes from Sarah's stash. I've only recently started making cards with cute characters so couldn't wait to play with these!!

And just to warn you, this is quite a long post, so please bear with me!!!

My first card used three of the images that were die-cut, along with the Pretty Pink Posh frame and Doodlebug paper. I used my Pretty Pink Posh 'Waffle Stitch-Edged Frame die' to cut the green paper and create the outside edge shape. This was adhered straight to the card front. I popped the frame up on foam tape and after colouring the aliens, I put them on foam tape too. I glued on the googly eyes, added the sentiment and some clear sequins also from Pretty Pink Posh.

I'm going to link this card to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge # 17 

For my second card I got all spooky:
I managed to find this dark, smoky paper amongst my piles of 6x6 pads and adhered it to my card front. I coloured the two ghost images green with pencils and then fussy cut out. I glued the peek-a-boo die in place and then put the larger ghost inside, along with the fussy cut sentiment. The 'halloween' sentiment was popped up on foam tape and glued the little ghost to it. And of course I had to add those googly eyes!!

Will enter this card to the Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge where the theme is 'Stamp it'.

For my third card, I coloured the images in with Gansai Tambi Watercolour paint, as Sarah had stamped them on water colour CS. Once dry, I fussy cut them out and went around the edges with black pen. I die-cut the paper using the same Pretty Pink Posh frame die and adhered to the card front. The images were all popped up on foam tape, along with the sentiment. I then glued on the googly eyes and enamel dots.

I'm going to enter this card in the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Stamp It'.


For my fourth card I coloured the images using my Zig Markers and brush with water. Once dry I fussy cut them out. I adhered the frame (left over from the previous card) and then used two star stamps from CAS-ual Fridays 'Snowflake Splendor' stamp set and stamped a few yellow stars. I wanted some type of sparkle so mixed a little Nuvo Mousse with water in a spray bottle and sprayed the card front. I couldn't capture the look with my camera but the shimmer is amazing!! 

I die-cut the sentiment using a Waffle Flower die (from 'Flower Circles' die set). I coloured it using a mini-blending tool and 'Mustard Seed' Distress Ink.
I popped the sentiment circle on foam tape along with the coloured images.

I'm going to link this one to the Simon Says Stamp - Work It Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Stamp It'.

This is my fifth and final card (whew!) and also my favourite!! I used my mini-blending tool and Distress Inks 'Salty Ocean' and 'Chipped Sapphire' to create the background. I then sprinkled it with lots of water and blotted with tissues to make it look like stars. This is my very first 'space' background and its not too bad.

The images were coloured with pencils and fussy cut. I popped the moon, alien and present on foam tape. I cut out the sentiment and put this on foam tape as well, along with the space craft. I then added a few clear sequins (from Pretty Pink Posh) to add some twinkle.

I'm going to add this one to the Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge where their theme is 'Stamp It'.

Wow, if you made it to this point I applaud you!! I could have made at least another two cards with what I had left over but didn't want to make you go to sleep reading this (or maybe I already have.......wake up!!!!).

Now the fun part begins as I go to visit the other 'Honey' girls blogs and see what they came up with. I hope you too will visit Sandie,  Sarah P, Sarah G and Hazel  and see their amazing creations!!

I'll stop talking now. Thank you so much for coming by!!!!

Take care


  1. Suoerb cards Shona, I couldn't work out his to use the peek a boo die but now I know. Love all these x

  2. Cute and witty - these are great.

  3. Oh wow - you were really on a roll with these fab creations, Shona! So many clever touches that give your designs that added extra something :) You have definitely made full use of the googly eyes in the kit and I love how you have coloured all of the cute monsters. Your inked background on the last card is flawless and I love how you have combined all of the elements on the fourth card. Your Halloween card is such fun too. Looking through your fun and clever cards has really brightened my Saturday morning :)

  4. Oooh my goodness! Inspired to the max Shona! You've totally worked your magic here, fantastic inky backgrounds, perfect colouring and just awesome designs! Funny you're the only one to use the peek-a-boo die... Just love it! I ran out of time but now got plenty of fun ideas to use up the other bits! Glad you enjoyed the kit and thanks for sharing your awesome cards!

  5. Just too in love with all your sweet little monsters!!!

  6. Sho, as always, you have wowed me with your creations!! All such fab compositions and inking - totally rocked your space sky in the last one, and your 'boo' card is my fave - that little ghost peekabooing from that gray background stole my heart. So my kit's next... Aaaaaghhhh! A bit nervous. I hope the idea i have makes the grade... Ciao for now!! Xxx

  7. These cards are just the cutest and I adore each and every one of them...they're absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your projects and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  8. I'm totally stunned by the number of cards you got out of that 1 envelope of goodies. What an incredibly fertile imagination you've got. And they'really all so clever, fun & unique. Although, I have a heavy crush on that sexy one-eyed fellow.