Thursday, 28 August 2014

School Time

I had a bit of trouble with photographing this card.  I went to take a photo and discovered my camera battery was flat so I borrowed my son's camera and took this photo:



I put my battery on to charge and managed to charge it enough to get this photo:

 
 
Now I just need to figure out why I got a colour difference!  You will also note that I added some pearls while my battery was charging as I thought there was too much white space!
 
I am entering my card into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Let's Get Krafty
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-108-lets-get-krafty.html
Lacy Sunshine - Back To School
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.gr/2014/08/challenge-40-back-to-school.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Add butterfly
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/challenge-99.html
Creative Colours - Green, Pink, Yellow and Pearls
http://creativecolorschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/creativecolorschallenge17-and-dt-call.html

I have used a paper from a matstack by DCWV called A Type of Art.  The kraft cardstock is from Rosie's Studio.  The image is from Lacy Sunshine and has been coloured with copic markers.  I matted with shimmer cardstock from DCWV.  The butterfly die is one that came free with a magazine and I added some pearls to it as it looked a bit lost without some antennae!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Christmas Present

Another Christmas card - which is almost monochromatic!


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Create own paper
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/dtbst-243-create-paper.html
CHNC - Merry and Bright
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/chnc-challenge-191-merry-and-bright.html


I had a blast creating my own paper - I haven't done this in a long time!  I used some Adirondack Dye Ink Pads - Mountain Rose, Cranberry and Currant.  I started with the lightest one (and a shaving brush) and worked through to the darkest one stippling over the page.  Once I had a nice coverage, I inked up a wooden stamp (brand is not on the stamp!) and stamped it over the top using Currant. 

The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and has been coloured with copic markers E00, E35, E31, YG09, YG03, R59, R46.  I used a Spellbinder Beaded Oval die to cut the image and then added some red bling.  I also used some Christmas tree ribbon from Sugar and Spice Studio.

Thank U

This sentiment works perfectly for Thank You cards for Science teachers!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Delightful Challenges - School Daze
http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/weekly-challenge-school-daze.html
The Outlawz Saturday Challenge - School Time
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/paper-a-la-mode-aug-23-aug-29-school-time-back-to-school

I have used a book paper from Kaisercraft.  The image is from Digital Delights.  I have coloured with a mix of Distress Ink (Vintage Photo), copic markers (W7, W3, W0) and the faux stitching and "Thanks" are with Distress Marker Vintage Photo.   The sentiment is from Daizeefli.  I dabbed a bit of colour on the letters with Distress Ink Vintage Photo.  Matting is black cardstock from Rosie's Studio.

Kitty Birthday Wishes

I pulled out one of my acrylic stamps and used that with some wet embossing (which I also haven't done in ages).  I wanted to try something I read in a magazine.  But .... I couldn't find the article so I tried to do it from memory!  Not sure if I got it right or not.


I am entering my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Sketch
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-273-21st-of-august-sketch.html
QKR Stampede - Monochromatic
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-102-monohrome.html
Vintage Stamping Challenge - Summer Days
http://www.flonzcraft.com/vsc/?p=1568

I have used some Kaisercraft paper for the background.  The image is from Flonz and is an acrylic stamp.  I coloured the kitty initially with white acrylic paint and then added colour with copic markers once dried.  I matted the image on to some glitter cardstock from DCWV.  I also added a digital sentiment, some polka dot ribbon from American Crafts and some pearls from Rosie's Studio.

Happy Halloween

I went with cute rather than scary for this Halloween card:

I am entering my card into these challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Sketch
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-273-21st-of-august-sketch.html
QKR Stampede - Monochromatic
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/qkr-stampede-challenge-102-monohrome.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Fave colour (orange) + Anything Goes
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/08/its-colour-challenge.html

My two favourite colours are orange and yellow.  For this card, I chose to use orange.

I have used a paper from Kaisercraft which I bought recently on clearance.  I love these papers so to get some pads on clearance was a definite bonus!  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with a combination of copic markers and Distress Markers.  I matted it onto glitter cardstock only slightly larger than the circle.  The sentiment is one I printed out over a year ago and hadn't used!  I die-cut it with a Spellbinder pennant die.  I also added some bakers twine from American Crafts and some glitter domes (which were yellow until I coloured them with copic marker YR07!)

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Merry and Bright Elf

Back to Christmas cards again!  I love creating Christmas cards!

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/digi-stamp-boutique-ssw2-25.html
CHNC - Merry and Bright
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/chnc-challenge-191-merry-and-bright.html
Completely Christmas - Anything Christmas
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/completely-christmas-challenge-26.html
ABC Christmas - Quick and Easy
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/q-for-quick-and-easy.html

I have used some scrapbooking paper from my stash - this one isn't specifically Christmas but works well with Christmas images.  The red piece is an offcut of a paper from MME.  The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique and has been coloured with copic markers E00, G17, G14, R46, 100, E53.  I also added some bling to the elf's hat.  Matting is green cardstock.  I used three green glitter domes for embellishments.

By following the sketch, this card didn't take that long to construct:

Birthday Wishes


I have created a fun masculine birthday card.  I usually have trouble with masculine cards but by following a sketch, I found this one a little easier.

I am entering my card into these challenges:
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-august-20-26
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Cards For A Male
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-226-cards-for-men-824204.html

I have used a paper from a paper pad by Rosie's Studio.  I matted with brown cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  I also used this same cardstock to die-cut the numbers using a Memory Box die.  The image is from Oak Pond Creations and has been coloured with copic markers E15, G29, G21.  I also added a digital sentiment.