Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Christmas Decoration



Here is a Christmas decoration I have made from a thick piece of cardboard tubing using a pre-coloured dig stamp from Pink Gem.  I added glitter to the image.  I die cut a scalloped circle for the back and attached it to the tubing.  I then attached white glitter washi tape to the inside of the tubing before placing my image inside.  Once placed I added a few sequins for the shaker effect before adding a circle of acetate followed by a circular scalloped frame.  Once it was all dry I added a ribbon hanger, bow and some glittery snowflakes.  Around the middle on the outside I added blue glittery washi tape and some navy ribbon.

Challenges

A Gem Of A Challenge (172) - Anything But A Card
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday (26) - Blin, Glitter or Gems
Fab 'N' Funky (311) - Christmas
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes

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Blooming Stencil


 
 
 
 
Today I have been playing around with a flower stencil that was a magazine freebie.  I have had very little experience with stencils but had this idea in my head to give it a go.  I inked through the stencil with distress inks to give me a golden flower.  I got ink in a bit where it shouldn't be so punched and inked a butterfly to cover my little accident.  After I stamped the sentiment I doodled a couple of flowers in the O's.  A few sparkly gems and my card was finished.  Although it doesn't show in the photo the base card is actually cream coloured so it sets the golden colours off nicely.
 
 
Challenges
 
Less Is More (282) - Use A Stencil
Simon Says (Monday) - Tic Tac Toe (Gold/Stencil/Doodle)
Digi Choosday (26) - Bling, Glitter or Gems
The Paper Shelter (255) - Photo Inspiration
 
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Monday, 27 June 2016

Mum To Be...


 
 
 
 

 
 
Here is a card for a mum to be featuring this gorgeous stamp from Magnolia which I have coloured with promarkers.  I have placed a lace doily behind my image and washi tape in the bottom corner.  The fussy cut flower is from Bearly Mine (no longer available).  A few pearls and an organza bow finish it off.

Challenges

Digi Choosday (25) - Pretty Ribbon/Twine
Midweek Magnolias (141) - Celebration
Sketch Saturday (418) - Sketch
Catch The Bug - Colour Inspiration

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Retirement




A retirement card for a gentleman who likes a bit of summer gardening on his allotment.  The images are all Forever Friends stickers which I attached to card and then fussy cut.  The sentiment is from Hunkydory and the ribbon is from my stash.

Challenges

Fab 'N' Funky (310) - Boys/Men
Crafty Ribbons (157) - Summer
C.R.A.F.T. (369) - Animals

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Summer Holidays



A nice summery card this time featuring a digi stamp from The Paper Shelter which I have coloured with promarkers.  The flowers have been stamped, fussy cut and decoupaged and along with the sentiment and paper were magazine freebies.  The umbrella and flip flop buttons are from my stash, as is the gems.

Challenges

The Paper Shelter (254) - Birthday Girl
Daring Cardmakers - On Your Travels (Tropical Beach Holiday)

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Friday, 24 June 2016

Believe In Fairies...



Today's card features this little baby elf from Julia Spiri that I have coloured with promarkers, isn't she sweet?  The gorgeous papers are a magazine freebie ant the sentiment is LOTV.  Last but not least, the card candi is from Craftwork Cards.

Challenges

Digital Delights (11) - Anything Goes
Julia Spiri (21) - Anything Goes/Garden

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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Clover


 
This card features a digi stamp from Pollycrafts (long gone now) which I have coloured with promarkers.  The papers are from Nitwits.  I found an old button which I thought would look good in the middle of my paper flower (I believe that the button is even older than me...).  The ribbon bow and bug are from my stash.
 
Challenges
 
Sketch Saturday (417) - Sketch
Crafty Creations (318) - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Buttons & Bows
 
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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Ben



An easel card today featuring a lovely little digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil which I have coloured with promarkers.  The background papers are from Nitwits and the stamped sentiment is a magazine freebie.  The bow (which has a glass button) has been recycled from a gift and the card candi from Craftwork Cards.  Flowers and gems from my stash.

Challenges

Mo's Digital Pencil (264) - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Buttons & Bows
Simon Says (Monday) - Use Patterned Papers
Passion For Promarkers - Inspired By A Song Title (Flower Child by Lenny Kravitz)
Crafty Sentiments - Kids

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Sunday, 19 June 2016

How Does Your Garden Grow...



Another card I made a while back and didn't show.

The main image and vase of flowers are Forever Friends stickers.  The papers are from My Mind's Eye.  Can't remember where the stamped sentiment was from but the button and ribbon are from my stash.

Challenges

Daring Cardmakers - Man's Best Friend (Hope teddies count)
Digi Designs - Summer
Catch The Bug - Bingo (Ribbon/Animal/Player's Choice [Button])
Allsorts (368) - How Does Your Garden Grow
The Ribbon Girls - Any Image

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Friday, 17 June 2016

Bug & Butterflies



This card is a bit different from my usual ones.

First I die cut the leaf scroll into my base card along with a die cut butterfly.  I then chalked around the apertures before adding a scrap of stripy paper behind.  I then replaced the butterfly and added a small punched one.  I stamped and chalked a sentiment, layered it and attached with foam pads.  Last but not least, I added a die cut ladybird and added crystal glaze to give it some shine.

Challenges

Cute Card Thursday (430) - Little Bugs/Butterflies
Polkadoodles - Use A Die Cut

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