Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Kitty Bee Spotlight Card - It's That Cow Again

It's the third Wednesday of the month which means that it's time for my Kitty Bee showcase project, which this month is card, using the same image as last month: Cow Barely Over the Moon.  It's just so cute, I couldn't resist using it again!
 I printed the digi twice, flipping one of them so that once they'd been coloured with Promarkers and cut out, they could be glued back to back and hung in the aperture.  The moon was coloured with a Crafter's Companion clear glitter pen over the Promarker colouring, I then drew on craters with a Quickie glue pen and applied yellow glitter.  The moon sparkles beautifully in real life, I haven't been able to capture it in the photos, in fact the whole project was a nightmare to photograph, it looks so much better in reality than it does in the pics.
I used a sheet of old Papermania Forever Friends paper on the inside of the card and a sheet of magazine freebie paper on the outside, the edges of which I gently inked with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.
I added a decorative border to the top of the card, made with a Tonic punch, and border round the aperture, made with Spellbinders dies.  The star embellishments were made with Xcut dies, the sentiment was stamped with a Personal Impressions stamp, and the numeral is a Papermania sticker.  The final touch was to add some gold gems.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting - #19 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - #142 - For the Boys - This is for my nephew
Love to Scrap - #88 - Anything Goes

I Love Promarkers DT Card - White on White

It's challenge time once again at I Love Promarkers; this fortnight our theme is "White on White with a Coloured Image", and we're sponsored by Doctor Digi, who very kindly gave the DT some images to play with.  I chose the use Elvis the Elf, colouring him, of course, with my Promarkers, then fussy cutting him out.
 I added some piercing round the edges of the base layer of card, then some faux stitching with a Quickie glue pen and Glamour Dust for a little bit of sparkle against the white background.  To create the foreground, I simply used some torn card with a sentiment stamped on with a Papermania Honey and Hugs stamp, I thought the fun font went rather well with the style of the digi.
The house was die cut with a Spellbinders die set from star dust card, and embellished with iridescent gems.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Artistic Inspirations - #165 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - #334 - Anything Goes
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #210 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Woodland Stag

I've been having fun with my Imagination Crafts Starlight paints again, creating a background for this gorgeous stag die cut, which is also from Imagination Crafts.  It's one of my favourite Christmas dies and it cuts like a dream, I've used textured gold card today.
 To create the background, I used three colours of Starlight paint, Amethyst, Cyclamen, and Gold, which I blobbed onto a craft mat, spritzed with water and swirled my card through.  The photo doesn't do it justice, you just can't capture the sparkle of the crushed gilding flakes in these paints in a photo.  I got a nice, large A4 sheet made so I've got some left over for other projects.
I kept the rest of the card simple to showcase the large topper, layering up some pretty Lili of the Valley Woodland Wishes papers, and adding some lace, ribbon with a matching double bow, some large plum coloured pearls, and some gold gems to the snowflakes.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Merry Christmas Challenge - #3 - Use a Die Cut
Crafting From The Heart - #132 - Anything Goes
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #210 - Anything Goes
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Christmas Critters
Simply Papercraft - #38 - Anything Goes

Saturday, 15 October 2016

A Gem of a Challenge DT Card - Autumn Colour Inspiration

We have a new challenge for you today at A Gem of a Challenge; this fortnight it's a colour challenge and we have a beautiful photo to inspire you.
I decided to go with an autumn theme as well as autumn colours as this picture instantly made me think of Autumn Bella from the Pink Gem store.  I coloured her with Promarkers and cut her out with a Spellbinders Decorative Labels Twenty-Seven die.
 The papers, sentiment and tag are Papermania Tilly Daydream, to which I added a die cut circle of DCWV self adhesive cork behind the topper to add texture and another autumnal colour.  I also added some faux stitching to the leaf paper to work with the fabric look papers and stitched effect sentiment.
To embellish, I added some organza ribbon with a button topped double bow, some leaves made with Spellbinders Fall Foliage dies, and a button to the tag.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Catz - #342 - All Tied Up
Pattie's Creations - #127 - Halloween / Autumn
Craft Rocket - #26 - Happy Birthday
Through the Purple Haze - #110 - Birthday
Crafting By Designs - Add a Sentiment
The Crafty Addicts - #26 - Autumn Colours
Crafty Friends - #42 - Autumn Colours
My Sheri Crafts - #192 - First Day of Fall

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Christmas Robin

This one has got everything but the kitchen sink thrown at it: Promarkers, gilding flakes, embossing powder, glitter glue, Glossy Accents, and die cuts.  It's been dry embossed and sanded too!
 I used a stamp called Rockin' Robin from Indigo Blu to create the topper.  It's one of those stamps that's really designed for inky techniques or gilding flakes, but I decided to colour it with my Promarkers.  I stamped it in London Fog Memento for a pale image because there is a lot of dark line work that would have been overpowering in black, then worked in with my pens.  After colouring, I went round the edges of the topper with a Nuvo glue pen and added silver gilding flakes.  I also added Star Dust Stickles to the snowflakes and Glossy Accents to the bird's eye and mistletoe berries.
I made my own backing paper embossing a piece of lilac satin board with an Embossalicious folder, I then sanded it back and added some silver embossing powder to the edges and heated it up.
To finish off, I added some snowflakes made with Sweet Dixie dies from shiny, textured paper, and added a sprinkling of iridescent gems.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Glitter 'n' Sparkle
Fab 'n' Funky - #322 - Shades of Grey or Lots of Sparkle - I've gone for sparkle
Incy Wincy - All That Glitters
Addicted to Stamps - #133 - Embossing
Pile It On - #118 - Sparkle
Robyn's Fetish - #337 - Nature
Crafty Girls Creations - #27 - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - #33 - Use at Least One Die

Monday, 10 October 2016

Cutie Pie DT Card - Five of a Kind

Oh dear, I'm late with my post, I meant to schedule it yesterday and forgot, oh well, better late than never!
We have a new challenge for you at Cutie Pie, this month our theme is "Five of a Kind", and we're sponsored by All Dressed Up, who very kindly gave the DT some super cute digis to play with.  I chose to use one of the girls from Three Little Autumn Girls, which I coloured with my Promarkers to make a Christmas card.
Cutie Pie is about to have a companion challenge blog - Christmas With The Cuties, which will start in November.  There are still a few DT places available, check out the blog for details.
 The patterned papers are from Crafter's Companion; a new release for this Christmas, I love the contemporary colour palette of this pad.
To embellish, I added a foiled sentiment from Craftwork Cards, that reads "Christmas Wishes", the foiling never photographs well, satin ribbon with a double bow, iridescent and lilac gems, and my five of a kind element, five die cut snowflakes, made with Sweet Dixie dies.

 I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
The Merry Christmas Challenge - #2 - Add a Sentiment 
Simply Papercraft - #38 - Anything Goes 
Craft Rocket - #25 - Ribbon and/or Lace 
ABC Christmas - T is for Two - Two Patterned Papers 
Creative Moments - #103 - Two Patterned Papers 
All Dressed Up - #61 - Anything Goes

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Double Z Fold Christmas Card

I saw this fun fold shown at a Docrafts demo recently and decided to give it a try at our Monday night craft meet; it's really easy and I'm sure you'll find a tutorial if you Google "double Z fold cards".
 I used cream pearl card to make the card base, and used Papermania Festive Fauna papers to cover all the panels.  I love these papers, a new addition to my stash, the colours are very neutral and soft and go very well with cream, grey and kraft.
The main topper was made with an Xcut die set and the largest die from my Spellbinders Adorning Circles set.  I used bits and bobs from my scrap box, including a piece of lovely stardust card, that has pearl flecks, for the background to the scene and the snowflakes.  The sentiment dies are also from Xcut, I cut the greeting in kraft card, and the running deer die I used on the small panel is from Marianne, it was also cut from kraft card.
The final touch was to add some iridescent gems to the middle of the snowflakes for a little touch of festive bling.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Catz - #341 - More Than One Fold
4 Crafty Chicks - #319 - Die Cuts
Aud Sentiments - #165 - Anything Goes + a Sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner - #92 - Punches / Die Cuts
Fab 'n' Funky - #321 - Include the Word Happy
My Time to Craft - #331 - Fancy Folds