Monday, 1 September 2014

Cutie Pie DT Card - Two's Company

It's challenge time again at Cutie Pie, this fortnight or theme is "Two's Company", meaning we'd like to see a card made with two character stamps, or using a stamp or topper with two characters on, oh, and don't forget to make it cute.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Sentiments.
We are also running a DT call with this challenge, if you want to be considered for our team, add the letters DT after your name when linking your entry.
 I've gone Christmassy for my DT card, using this cute Stampendous stamp, coloured with Promarkers, and highlighted with glitter for the snow on the branch.  I went round the edge of the topper with Evergreen Bough Distress ink, then used a pine needles stamp from a Creative Expressions set, inked up in the same ink, to add a festive frame.  I then outlined the topper with Cosmic Shimmer white PVA, and covered it with glitter for a sparkly finish.  to add to the bling, I added some clear gems to the stamped foliage area of the topper.
As the image is so large, it didn't leave me room for much in the way of layers and embellishments, I just used one sheet of Papermania Christmas in the Country paper, and decorated with navy ribbon, a bow, navy pearls, die cut pine cones, made with a Spellbinders die, finishing with a sentiment stamped with a Papermania stamp.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Christmas Card Challenges - #40 - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Things with Wings
The Glory of Christmas - #41 - Bingo - Ribbon, Stamp/Digi, Pearls/Gems
Allsorts - #274 - Christmas
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - #25 - Anything Goes
Completely Christmas - #27 - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Gingham or Checks
Aud Sentiments - #114 - Any Sentiment Other Than Birthday

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Make Your Own Backing Paper

It's that time of the week when we start a new challenge at I Love Promarkers, this time our theme is "Make Your Own Backing Paper", and we're sponsored by Marianne and Squigglefly, the latter of which kindly gave the DT a selection of images to play with, I chose this quirky cupcake,  which I coloured, of course, with Promarkers.
 I used Distress Inks in Broken China, Salty Ocean, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry to create my background.  I splashed water over the blended inks and did a little water stamping with a cupcake stamp.  I also used a piece of pink Core'dinations card, and embossed it with a Cuttlebug swirl pattern folder, then gently sanded to highlight the design.
The sentiment was stamped with a stamp from a magazine freebie set, again coloured with Promarkers.
The only embellishment I added was some blue satin ribbon and a double loop bow.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #50 - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - #56 - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - #256 - Food and Drink
Suzy Bee's - #43 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers - Embossing, Wet or Dry
My Heart Pieces - Use a Digi Stamp
Crafty Girls - #25 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

A Letter to Santa

An easel card today, made with goodies from Papermania's Letter to Santa range, that I picked up half price in Hobby Craft recently.  I bought the papers, ribbons, and this lovely stamp, my Mum bought the sentiment pack, and kindly gave me a couple of tags from it to use on this card.
 I coloured the stamped image with Promarkers, adding a border of gold glitter, and using the same glitter on the baubles on the tree.  I used Star Dust Stickles for the fairy light on the tree.
The baubles were die cut with a Spellbinders die from gold glitter card, and topped with baker's twine bows.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Love to Create - #30 - Mad About Plaid - I used tartan ribbon
Ooh La La - #163 - Fancy Folds
The Glory of Christmas - #40 - Letter to Santa
52 Christmas Card Thowdown - Glitter and Bling
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - #23 - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Feeling a Little Vintage
Milk Coffee - Add Stripes
Hobbybook - 2 or More Patterned Papers
Loves Rubber Stamps - #118 - 2 or More Patterned Papers
Sweet Sketch 2 - #25 - Sketch

Monday, 25 August 2014

Party Girl

I dug out an old favourite Strawberry Kisses stamp for this card, coloured with my beloved Promarkers and highlighted with Glossy Accents and Star Dust Stickles.  To create the border on the topper, I added a line of Cotton Candy Stickles all the way round, then sprinkled on clear glass micro beads, to give the effect of the coloured sugar frosting you sometimes get round the top of cocktail glasses.
I just love this sweet stamp, I've coloured it so many times, but I never get bored of it, the sentiment is from the same stamp set.  The cat reminds me so much of a British Tipped I used to have, called Ermine, who was probably stupid enough to sit in an over sized cocktail!
 The papers I've used are My Mind's Eye, Quite Contrary, to which I've added pink cardstock.  I used a Spellbinders Splendid Circles die to cut the fancy circle shape and an EK Success punch for the paw print border.
To embellish, I made a flower with a Woodware punch, leaves with a Marianne die, added some satin ribbon with a bow, and finished with some pink pearls.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Passion for Promarkers - #261 - Sketch
Come and Get It - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
My Time to Craft - #256 - Food and Drink
Creative Corner - Girly
Creative Moments - #49 - Animals
Penny's - #191 - Christmas, Children, or Critters
Tuesday Throwdown - #209 - Furry Friends
As You Like It - Your 2 Favourite Embellishments and Why - I love bows, especially multi loop bows, I have a ribbon fixation, my craft room is filled with reels and reels of the stuff, I love that it comes in so many pretty colours, satin, organza, printed.......I also love handmade flowers, I prefer to make my own with punches or dies, or sometimes just tearing, rather than buying them, it gives me a sense of satisfaction and they then match my project perfectly.
Cupcake Inspirations - #275 - Party Time

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Inspiration Picture

We have a fun new challenge for you at I Love Promarkers today, this week we have cheerful picture for you to take inspiration from for your entries.  We're sponsored this time by Polka Doodles.
 I think there's plenty of inspiration to be found in this picture, I went with the colour combo of yellow, blue and green, picked out the little birds on the bridge and echoed the whimsical style for my card.  I'm really looking forward to seeing how many different takes on this picture we get this week, the DT certainly came up with totally different ideas to each other, based on this image!
 The cute digi image was a freebie from Lia Stampz quite a while ago, I've been meaning to use it for ages but never got round to it, until now.  It has, of course, been coloured with Promarkers, I then added some Waterfall Stickles to the flower petals, Glossy Accents to the leaves, a tiny button to the flower centre, and teeny, tiny black pearls for beady eyes.  The sentiment stamp was a Pink Petticoat magazine freebie from many moons ago, again coloured with Promarkers.
The blue paper is Papermania Capsule Collection in Blueberry Pie, to which I've added some green cardstock and a Spots and Stripes Capsule Collection die cut tag, some faux stitching adds interest to the simple layout, as does the leafy strip, made with a Martha Stewart punch.
To embellish, I die cut a flower with a Spellbinders die, and topped it with a button, added some Papermania silk ribbon, which crushes beautifully, to make a shabby bow, and finished with some blue gems.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Loves Rubber Stamps - #117 - Wings
Crafting from the Heart - #32 - Anything Goes
Fairytale Stampers - #43 - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee - #30 - In the Garden
Crafts 4 Eternity - #189 - Something Old - Everything except the ribbon!
QKR Stampede - #101 - Add a Button

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Christmas Bells

My Mum ordered some lovely Die'sire Christmas dies when they were on Create and Craft recently, and I happened to pop round just after they'd been delivered.  Mum had itchy fingers to burst them straight out of the packets, so we both went up to her craft room for a play, I had to beg, borrow and steal some of her stash to make my card as I hadn't taken anything with me.  I found some scraps of Graphic 45 paper and a small piece of embossed metallic card, along with a reel of tartan ribbon, and got die cutting!
 The bells were cut with a Die'sire die, I cut them in gold mirri and white, so I could have the ribbon a different colour, and did a little fussy cutting and layering.  The die cut well with lots of detail and nice embossing, the die cut also popped out of the die easily, unlike my Die'sire snowflake dies.  I used a holly punch to cut a tiny sprig of holly to top the bells and stuck on red gems as berries.  I used Mum's Spellbinders Marvelous Squares to make the mats for the bells to sit on, that's another set for the wish list, they're stunning!
To finish off, I stamped a sentiment with a Lili of the Valley stamp (more stash envy!) and added some red mirri Card Candi to the corners.

  I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #49 - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - #84 - Christmas in August
Papertake - To Die For
CRAFT - #272 - Christmas
Clear it Out - Theme and Stash - Anything Goes

Monday, 18 August 2014

Cutie Pie DT Card - Buttons and Bows

Time for a new challenge at Cutie Pie!  This fortnight, our theme is "Buttons and Bows", we're sponsored by Crafty Ribbons, and don't forget to make your entry cute.  I've gone for a "berry", or should that be "beary", cute Pink Gem digi, called Strawberry Bella, which I've coloured with Promarkers.
 The papers are DCWV, the Kidlet Stack, the ones I've used have lovely, red encapsulated glitter on them.  I used a Martha Stewart punch to make the lacy strip and a Crafts Too punch to make the tag, which I decorated with stamps.
To embellish, I added, ribbon, with a large shabby bow, buttons threaded with baker's twine, and some tiny red nail-heads to the punched lace.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Suzy Bee's - #42 - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - #260 - Milestone Birthdays
QKR Stampede - #101 - Add a Button
Savvy Handmade Cards - Strawberry Inspiration Photo
Wags 'n' Whiskers - #135 - Birthdays
Charisma Cardz - #17 - Buttons and Bows
DRS Designs - #135 - Birthday
The Paper Shelter - #169 - Punches and Dies
Scrapper's Delights - #29 - Die Cuts
The Crazy Challenge - #178 - Cute Little Animals