Friday, 18 April 2014

Digi Haven DT Card - Black White and One Other

If you're looking for my Fussy and Fancy DT card, it's in the post below.

It's challenge time again at Digi Haven, and this fortnight our theme is "Black, White and One Other Colour" and we're sponsored by Kenny K, who kindly gave the DT some fun images to play with.  I chose hot pink for my other colour to make this fun and funky card.
 To make the card base, I stuck a sheet of Papermania, Capsule Collection Liquorice Sherbet paper to the card front, then cut a piece of thin card, a little smaller than the front, and used temporary adhesive to stick it to the inside.  I then die cut a circle through those three layers.  Next, I embossed a piece of acetate with a Cuttlebug folder, stuck it to the inside of the card and then glued the thin card layer over the top to hide the join.  I covered the inside of the card with hot pink card, which can be seen through the acetate window.  I made a scalloped frame with Spellbinders dies and I die cut some bunting with a Joy die and added peel-offs to spell the words "Hey Girl!"  I made a couple of fish tail banners with paper from the same paper pack as the spotty paper, and topped them with buttons layered with dazzlers.  I then punched tiny butterflies that I embellished with weeny gems.  I coloured the Kenny K girl with my usual Promarkers, she was really fun to colour, cut her out, then backed her with matching spotty paper as the back of her can be seen through the aperture, and attached her to the card with foam pads.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Digi Choosday - #15 - 2 Patterned Papers
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes + Embossing
Come and Get It - Black and White and a Splash of Colour
Kenny K's Krafty Krew - #170 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - #202 - Embossing - my sentiment is on the bunting

Fussy and Fancy DT Card - Pearls and Lace

It's challenge time once again at Fussy and Fancy, this time we have the very pretty theme of "Pearls and Lace", and we're sponsored by Marianne.
 I've gone with a spot of decoupage for my DT card, from the gorgeous Papermania Belissima range, which I have fallen in love with, the papers and tag that I've used here are from the same range.  I've added interest to my layers by using an Xcut border punch and by adding faux stitching by pricking holes and joining them up with a purple fineliner pen.  To embellish, I've used scraps of two different pieces of lace, a lilac bow, and some coloured pearls.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Sketch Saturday - #305 - Sketch
Simply Create Too - #59 - No Stamps
Through the Purple Haze - #37 - Anything Goes

Thursday, 17 April 2014

A New Pad

Our next door neigbours are moving house, we'll really miss them and I'm sure we'll stay in touch.  This is the card I made them to put up in their brand new house, which isn't very far away.
I've used Toadstool House from Pink Gem, which I've coloured with Promarkers, adding tiny googly eyes to the frog, I just couldn't resist, I do love a googly eye or too!  The papers are a mixed bag of Craftwork Cards, Papermania Capsule Collection Spots and Stripes, and American Crafts Dots and Stripes.  I made the flowers with Woodware punches, adding Card Candi for centres, and finished with some gingham ribbon, a charm, and white pearls.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Sketch 'n' Stash - #137 - Sketch
Sweet Stampin' - Flowers
Speedy Fox and Friends - #207 - Letter T - T is for toadstool
Crafty Cardmakers - #114 - Handmade Flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Animal Antics
Fab 'n' Funky - #212 - Flower Power
Passion for Promarkers - #243 - All Creatures Great and Small
Totally Gorjuss - #231 - Charming
Crafty Ribbons - #85 - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Cupcake Inspirations - #256 - Colour Combo

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Cats and Dogs

It's that time of the week already when we start a new challenge at I Love Promarkers, this time our theme is, "Cats and Dogs", and we're sponsored by Dies to Die for.  I've gone with a cat themed card, using this cute Penny Black stamp, which is perfect for springtime projects.  I have, of course, coloured the image with Promarkers, using colours to make the plump puddy tat look like my own rather rotund moggy, Poppy.
 This card is a real stash raider project, pulling together bits and bobs from various makes and ranges, Papermania, Belissima paper, Trimcraft Me to You paper, a Hobby Craft sentiment stamp, Papermania raffia, which I tied into a large bow, hessian from The Works, some assorted twine threaded buttons and some tiny yellow gems.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Oldie but a Goodie - Easter - my old stash is the stamp, buttons and raffia
Passion for Promarkers - #243 - All Creatures Great and Small
The Pink Elephant - #246 - Easter
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #80 - Not Square
Pile It On - #15 - Mesh or Tulle - I used hessian for my mesh effect
Penny Black - Cats and Dogs
We Do Doobadoo - #3 - Buttons and Bows
Jellypark Friends - Happy Easter
Milk Coffee - Easter
The Paper Shelter - #154 - Spring is Here

Monday, 14 April 2014

Cutie Pie DT Project - Easter Bunnies

It's challenge time once again at Cutie Pie, this time our theme is "Easter Bunnies, Anything but a Card", and we're sponsored by Meljen's, who kindly gave the DT some images to play with.  I've made an Easter treat jar for my project, it's a jar of chocolate orange dinosaur eggs from Tesco that I've prettied up a bit.

 The papers are all Papermania, Spots and Stripes Capsule Collection in Pastel, from my lovely, big double sided 12x12 stack, I simply layered a couple of the papers round the jar and added a trio of egg shapes, cut with Xcut dies to decorate.  I coloured the cute Meljen's digi with Promarkers, cut it out and stuck it to the largest egg with foam pads.
I made a matching tag, again using the Xcut dies, I also added a stamped sentiment and some ribbon and gems, and tied it to the knob on the top of the jar with some baker's twine.  I then went a bit mad with bows, tying a large blue satin one to the knob on the jar lid, and sticking on Papermania Capsule Collection ones to the eggs, tag, and the middle of the blue bow.


I'm entering this project in the following challenges - 
Anything But a Card - #34 - Spring 
The Corrosive Challenge - #197 - Pastel Colours 
Kitty Bee - #21 - Easter 
Open Minded Crafting - #8 - Easter or Pastels 
Crafts 4 Eternity - #171 - Easter 
Creative Corner - Let it Hop 
QKR Stampede - #83 - Easter 
4 Crafty Chicks - #189 - Polka Dots 
Divas by Design - Easter / Spring 
Die Cuttin' Divas - #160 - Pastel Colours

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Horse Riding Chloe

I've fallen head over heels for this gorgeous new Pink Gem digi set called Horse Riding Chloe, you'll find it in the store here.  I've always been a horse lover, and have ridden since my early teens, dressage being my favourite, until my fibromyalgia called a halt to it.  I really love colouring horse and pony images, I've coloured this sweet pony as a Haflinger, using Promarkers.
 The papers, tags and sentiment are from my Papermania, Tilly Daydream A4 Ultimate Pack, I added Glossy Accents to the apples on the bottom tag, and I snipped some fringing on the sentiment to make the fabric print paper look frayed.  All the edges were inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
To embellish, I added some green satin ribbon, a bow, and some flowers and leaves made with Woodware punches.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Digi Galore - Flowers
Suzy Bee's - #24 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Flowers
Crafty Catz - #226 - Animals
Feeling Crafty - #27 - Anything for a Child
Creative Moments - #40 - Girly
Top Tip Tuesday - Cute
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #80 - Anything But Square
Robyn's Fetish - #207 - Must Have a Hat in the Image
The Squirrel and the Fox - #67 - All Creatures Great and Small

Friday, 11 April 2014

Mirabelle Fairytale

Like half the crafting world, or so it seems, I too, have fallen for the new Santoro Mirabelle range, I recently treated myself to the 6x6 papers and this lovely stamp as little pick-me-up treat to myself while my hubby was in hospital.  That's it........so far.......
 The papers are exquisite, some glittered, some glazed, and others linen textured, they're not cheap, but they're worth every penny, the glittering on the rose paper doesn't show up at all in the photo, it's gorgeous in reality.
I coloured the stamp with my usual Promarkers, after stamping in Rich Cocoa Memento for a soft look.  After trimming to shape, I added a border of Platinum Stickles to the topper and matted it onto a frame cut with a Spellbinders Branching Out die.  The sentiment was stamped with a Personal Impressions stamp and die cut with a Spellbinders Floral Ovals die.
To embellish, I made rolled roses with Marianne dies, fussy cut butterflies from one of the glittered papers to use as embellies, added gold spider's web ribbon, cream organza ribbon with a large double bow, and finished with some dark, iridescent gems in the corners.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Ribbons - #84 - Flower Power 
Creative Moments - #40 - Girly
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #30 - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with a Bow
Eureka Stamps - #84 - Ribbons and Bows
Incy Wincy - 3-2-1 Recipe, I used 3 rolled roses, 2 Spellbinders die cuts & 1 image
Graph'it - #14 - Shadow Effects
Sister Act - #52 - Anything Goes