Wednesday, 29 June 2016

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Sport

It's challenge time again at I Love Promarkers, this fortnight our theme is "Sport", and we're sponsored by Doctor Digi, who kindly gave the DT some images to play with.  I chose to use KO Kevin, colouring him, of course, with Promarkers, complete with black eye!

 I kept this card pretty CAS in design, using just one patterned paper, from a Craftwork Cards bumper pack.  The sentiment was computer generated and matted onto red card, and the finishing touch was a trio of red mirri Card Candi.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Cardz 4 Guyz - #126 - Clean and Simple
Aurora Wings - #31 - Black, White and One Other - I chose red
Crafty Friends - #34 - Inspired by a Song - The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel
That's Crafty - Masculine
Addicted to Stamps and More - #200 - Happy Birthday
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - #92 - Anything Goes

Saturday, 25 June 2016

A Gem of a Challenge DT Project - Anything But a Card

We have a new challenge for you today at A Gem of a Challenge, this fortnight's theme is "Anything But a Card", I chose to alter a blank notebook using Cupcake Teddy from the Pink Gem store.
I coloured the digi with Promarkers, dusted in a sky with Salty Ocean Distress Ink using a Clarity brush, added a blob of red Nuvo Crystal Drops to the cherry on the cake, added yellow gems to the flower centres, added a sun and cloud made with First Edition dies from the Weather set and finished with a ribbon and a matching button topped bow.
I added this front panel to the blank chipboard front of the notebook, punching the holes with my Big Bite, using the original notebook holes as a guide.   I then covered the inside and back cover with pretty daisy pattered paper (Papermania, Daisy and Dandelion, Lovingly Yours) to hide the unsightly chipboard, and inked all the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Ink.
I then put the notebook together using the rings it came with, and decorated them with little scraps of ribbon in colours to match the image.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges -
Crafty Friends - #34 - Inspired by a Song - Chocolate Cake by Crowded House
Passion for Promarkers - #351 - Inspired by a Song - Chocolate Cake by Crowded House
CRAFT - #369 - Animals
Crafty Ribbons - #157 - Summer
Creative Moments - #96 - Anything Goes / Summer
Crafty Boots - Summer Time
Incy Wincy - Buttons and Bows

Friday, 24 June 2016

Magi by Starlight

I had my Starlight paints out to create the background for this card, it sparkles so much more in reality than the camera can capture.
I splodged Amethyst, Cyclamen and Antique Gold  Starlight paints, from Imagination Crafts, onto a craft mat and moved them around with a piece of kitchen towel, then spritzed with water and swirled a sheet of Sheena Stamping Card through the paint a few times to pick it up.  Once dry you have the most beautiful shimmery, sparkly, swirly backing paper.
 The design on the front of the card was made with a Create a Card die from Crafter's Companion, which I borrowed from my friend, Donna.  It's huge and embosses beautiful detail into the design which hasn't been captured at all well in the photos.
I decided to add no embellishment at all to this one, leaving the lovely die cut and sparkly paints to speak for themselves, simply matting the image onto black card and lilac and soft gold satin board.
 I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Brown Sugar - #204 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - #112 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - #112 - Christmas in July
Crafty Gals Corner - #77 - Sparkle and Shine
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Make Your Own Background
The Glory of Christmas - #87 - Stars / Anything Christmas Goes

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Potted Poinsettia Card

Mum and I had a crafty play with my Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia stamp and die sets, last Saturday; here's what I made, a shaped pot plant card.
 I cut a plant pot shape into a 6x6 card blank, it has a top fold and little card hinges inside to stop it opening too far.  I covered the blank with some gorgeous First Edition Gilded Winter paper that has a subtle snowflake design on, cut an extra pot rim for dimension, inked all the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, and added a length of the most beautiful Hobby Craft glittery lace just under the pot rim.  A tag made with a Papermania stamp and inked to match finishes the pot.
The flowers were made, as mentioned above, with Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia stamp and die sets.  I used cherry red pearl card for the flower heads, Amarillo pearl paper for the stamens, and Emerald card for the foliage, all from Anna Marie Designs, and I shaped all the blooms with my Susan's Garden Sizzix flower shaping tool kit.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Holly Jolly Christmas - #74 - Tag It
Crafting From The Heart - #117 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Show Us Your Shapes
If You Gave a Crafter a Cookie - #46 - Inspiration Pic - I took inspiration from the pot and flowers
Crafty Creations - #318 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - #91 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Ho Ho Ho

I'm on a roll with Christmas cards at the moment!   I've got a simple die cut card to share today, in navy and silver, a colour combo that I love for Christmas cards, I think it always looks so classy.
 The navy card is from Anna Marie Designs, always a great foundation cardstock, and I've used two finishes of silver card, shiny mirri for the sentiment and a matte finish for the lacy frame.
The gorgeous sentiment was die cut with a Sue Wilson die, the other two dies used are from a Spellbinders set called Adorning Rectangles, a handy set, perfect for 5x7 cards.
I kept the embellishments simple, adding just some layered ribbon with a matching bow, and some clear gems and navy pearls.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Craft Your Passion - #317 - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - #225 - R Is For... - Ribbons and Rhinestones
Pile It On - #110 - Old, New Blue - Old = Spellbinders Dies, New = Sue Wilson Die (this is the first time I've used it) Blue = Navy Blue Card
CRAFT - #368 - Christmas
Crafty Ribbons - #156 - Anything Goes

Monday, 20 June 2016

Snowman Stack

A very simple Christmas card today, with plenty of glitter and googly eyes.  I love googly eyes!

 The stamp is from Woodware, I coloured it with Promarkers and highlighted areas of the design with coloured glitters.  The final touches were to add gems to the centres of the stamped stars and to mat the panel onto black card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Creative Corner - Glittermania
Winter Wonderland - Add Some Sparkle
CRAFT - #368 - Christmas
Star Stampz - For Kids
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Warm Winter Clothing
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready For Christmas

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Last of the Father's Day Box Cards

Last, but by no mean least, it's my own Dad's Father's Day card, again a pop up box card made with  a selection of dies, to create a cheese and wine theme, as my Dad is a person who appreciates the finer thing in life.  He was delighted with it, he phoned me this morning to say how pleased he was, he'd never seen anything like it before.
 The pop up box card base and mats for it were made with Tattered Lace dies borrowed from my Mum, I have serious die envy over these as they make these cards so easy to make.  The patterned paper is some geriatric Papermania, Hampstead stuff, which I still really like, it has a nice linen texture and is great for men's cards.
All the bits and bobs inside the card were made with First Edition dies, again borrowed from my Mum, although the sentiment and number dies are mine and are by Xcut.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges - 
Brown Sugar - #203 - Father's Day 
Simply Papercraft - #31 - Anything Goes 
Inspiration Destination - #90 - Anything Goes 
Going Grey With Scrap Creations - Father's Day / Masculine 
Try It On Tuesday - All About Him 
Come and Get It - Father's Day
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #193 - Anything Goes 
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #36 - Anything Goes