Monday, 24 August 2015

Fairy Doodles Christmas Card

Another Christmas card today, using up some elderly stash that has been hanging around for a good few years.  The stamp is from an old Fairy Doodles set, I may have had it a while, but it's one I go back to time and again because I think it's so sweet.  I've coloured it with my Promarkers, then added a ton of Glamour Dust and a sprinkling of tiny pink and green gems.
 The papers are Papermania, Naughty or Nice, from years back, but I still like the bright and contemporary colour combo, to which I've added kraft card for matting, and for a banner embellishment.  To further embellish, I added a die cut sentiment from Dutch Doobadoo, some hot pink ribbon with a double bow, and a pink dazzler.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Passion for Promarkers - #310 - Sketch
Crafting From The Heart - #74 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - #276 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - #138 - Fairies + a Sentiment
Christmas Card Challenges - #38 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Spots and/or Stripes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #98 - Use a Sentiment
ABC Christmas - Q is for Quantum Leap - G is for Glitter, M is for Magical, P is for Polka Dots

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Anything Goes

We have a new challenge for you at I Love Promarkers, this week our theme is everyone's favourite, "Anything Goes", and we're sponsored by Doctor Digi.
I was at a Crafter's Companion demo at the weekend, and treated my self to a set of accordion dies.  Two matching overlay dies came free with it as a special offer for the demo day, so I had itchy finger to play, here's the first card I've made with my lovely new dies, which cut really well, so much better than the older Crafter's Companion dies.
 The stamps are magazine freebies, my copy of Papercraft Inspirations came through the door on Saturday, so I decided to combine my new stamps with my new dies!  I stamped them in Rich Cocoa memento for a soft look, and created little scenes using Post-It note masks, and dusting on Salty Ocean Distress Ink with a Clarity brush for the sky.  The rest was coloured with Promarkers, highlighted with plenty of Glamour Dust for snowy sparkle.
The rest of the work was done by my fabby new Diesire Accordion dies and holly overlay, using Sheena Stamping Card, which I find perfect for all kinds of construction projects like this, and a thinner dark green card for the holly.


I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Papertake - To Die For
Creative Moments - #75 - Fancy Folds
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - #60 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Folk Floral Christmas Wreath

I went to a Docrafts demo a few weeks ago where the demonstrator had made a wreath card using one of the tiny sprigs in the Folk Floral stamp set that I had bought.  I thought that this was a great idea and decided to make one with my own twist, using two of the tiny sprigs, and one of the banner stamps from the same set, and gave it a Nordic look by giving it a red, white and kraft colour scheme.
 I drew a circle, lightly, in pencil, and stamped my wreath round that, starting and finishing at the bottom because I knew I was going to add a bow to cover the join if the stamping didn't match up exactly, which it didn't!  After rubbing out the pencil line, I added some Christmas Red Stickles and some white Liquid Pearls to the berries on the wreath.  The banner stamp is from the same Folk Floral set as the sprigs, the sentiment stamp is from an old Papermania set, I just bent it to fit, and after stamping, fussy cut it out and stuck it on with dimensional glue.
The patterned paper is elderly stuff from Papermania, to which I've added some kraft card for matting.  To finish, I added some Card Candi and a bow made from ribbon and twine, topped with a button.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #99 - Use Some Glitter
Crafting From The Heart - #73 - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Fair and Square

Monday, 17 August 2015

Christmas in Pippin Wood

Some Christmas decoupage today, using some of last year's stash from Papermania's Pippin Wood Range.  The die cut decoupage sheets and matching papers came in a kit that were in a goody bag, I didn't get round to using it at the time, but recently rediscovered it and had a play, I'm glad I did, it's rather sweet.
 I used an Embossalicious folder to create the green background to compliment the printed papers, and mounted everything onto a scalloped blank.
To embellish, I made a poinsettia with a Tattered Lace die, and added a sprig of ivy made with a Joanna Sheen die.  I also added some ribbon and lace with a matching, layered, button topped bow, some green gems, and sentiment from the decoupage pack.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Incy Wincy - Tic Tac Toe - Buttons and Bows, Free Space, Flowers
Crafting With Dragonflies - Make It Floral
CRAFT - #324 - Christmas Animals
The Paper Shelter - #214 - Lace and/or Ribbon

Saturday, 15 August 2015

A Gem of a Challenge Dt Card - One for the Girls

It's time for a new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge, this fortnight our theme is "One for the Girls".
I decided to make a Christmas card for my DT sample, using Christmas Cocktail Emma, which I coloured with my Promarkers, then added Star Dust Stickles to the dress and shoes and Stampendous glitter to her stole, this card is so much more sparkly in reality than my camera could capture.
 Because I printed the image nice and large, there wasn't a massive amount of space for lots of layers and embellishments, so I kept my card fairly simple, adding an embossed backing, done with an Embossalicious folder, matted with silver card. to embellish, I added some silver sparkly ribbon with a matching double bow, a Craftwork Cards sentiment (it says Merry and Bright), a star flourish cut with a Joanna Sheen die from holographic card, some holographic Card Candi, and some crystal gems.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Simply Create Too - #92 - Anything Goes
Sister Act - #119 - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Shiny, Blingy, Happy Things
Inspiration Destination - #46 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - #214 - Lace and/or Ribbon
Sparkles Christmas - #55 - No Designer Paper

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Balloons

It's challenge time again at I Love Promarkers, this week our theme is "Balloons", and we're sponsored by Marianne.
I decided to make another Christmas card to add to my pile, using a Helz Cuppleditch stamp set that isn't designed to be a Christmas set, but I think that with the right colours, a present and balloons can be Christmassy.  I've added some snowflakes and a festive sentiment to make it more obvious!
 I stamped the image and sentiment (a Papermania stamp) in Rich Cocoa Memento ink, and coloured with my usual Promarkers, then paper pieced the balloons and covered them with a coat of Glossy Accents.  I also added some Star Dust Stickles to the spots on the ribbon for a touch of festive sparkle.  I then added some tiny punched snowflakes and border of pattered paper to match the balloons to finish my very simple card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Gals Corner - #32 - Any Holiday - Christmas
Sweet Stamps - #234 - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - #72 - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges - #36 - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Feature a Creature

Monday, 10 August 2015

Cutie Pie DT Card - Cute and Girly

It's challenge time again at Cutie Pie, this month our theme is "Cute and Girly", and we're sponsored by A Random Fan, who very kindly gave the DT some gorgeously girly images to play with.
We are also running a DT call, so if you're interested in joining our friendly team, check out the Cutie Pie challenge blog for the details.
 I coloured the digi with Promarkers and added a little bit of Spectrum Noir pencil over the top on the hair to boost the texture.
The papers are Papermania, Folk Floral, from the latest Docrafts goodie bag, I added in some navy blue and gold pearl card for matting.  The sentiment is from the same range as the paper, I punched it into a circle and covered it with Glossy Accents to give an enameled finish.
To embellish, I added a pink doily, a couple of pink gems, and some flowers and leaves made with Woodware punches from more of the same papers, with brad centres.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Through the Purple Haze - Flowers
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #149 - Add Some Flowers
QKR Stampede - #151 - Anything Goes
Sister Act - #118 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - #45 - Anything Goes