Tuesday, 6 December 2016

You're how old?!

Time for a birthday giggle.



It's a pleasure to introduce you to the cute Bea Bird image from the Cool Chicks
digital stamp set by Beccy's Place


The sentiment is also from the Cool Chicks digital stamp set.

I coloured Bea Bird using Copic markers, details below.

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Beccy's Place - digital stamp - Bea Bird image from the Cool Chicks
X-Press It - A5 blending card
Copic markers - Monroe - Y11 Y13 Y15
Copic markers - beak - Y17 YR23
Copic markers - legs - YR23 YR24
Kaisercraft - 12x12 patterned paper - Pop! Collection - Party Time

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

Saturday, 3 December 2016

CAS with Sparkle and EXCITING news!

 I'm thrilled and honoured to have been invited to be


Here is the "CAS with Sparkle" card I created.


The card is a tall A5 top fold.

I used a new-to-me Glitter Tape and I have to confess that I am addicted to it already.
The silver sparkle along the side of the card is a strip of the tape along the card base with the front panel of the card overlaying it, so that only a small strip is visible.  I applied two strips of tape to some white cardstock (being careful to butt the edges together) and die cut the butterflies and sentiment.  I aligned the middle of the butterfly to where the two strips joined and you can't see it, it is that smooth it looks like it was from a single, solid piece of glitter cardstock.
The bling flourish has the perfect silver sparkle to match the tape and makes it look like the butterfly is fluttering by.

Here are a some more photos showing the sparkle and dimension.
It's amazing (and frustrating) the difference between the "natural light" and "flash" versions ... "in-real-life" is between the two.

  
   
   


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Couture Creations - Intricutz Dies - Ooh La La Collection
- Framed Butterfly Flourish Set
Couture Creations - Intricutz Dies - Script Happy Birthday
Best Creation Inc. - Glitter Tape - Silver 5cm x 5m
Bella! Bling - Corners
American Crafts Textured Cardstock - 60 Pack - White

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Sending a big Thank You to Marina and the Team at Inkspirational Challenges for inviting me to be Guest Designer this week.

I hope you will head on over to the Inkspirational Challenges blog, be inspired by the projects shared by the talented Design Team, get creative and join their CAS with Sparkle challenge.

   

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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My favourite is silver, it is always so elegant.
Although my engagement and wedding rings are gold,
they are white gold, so they look like silver
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the challenge this month is to use dies
   
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

BAH humbug



... is it an elf or is it a gnome?

It was a gnome, now he is an elf, helping Santa.

Isn't he adorable?

The image is Norman from the Gnomes In My Garden digital stamp set from Beccy's Place.
I coloured him using Copic markers in muted Christmas colours to match his BAH humbug attitude.  I fussy cut him out and went around the edges with a Memento marker.
The foliage and berries at the top are my version of mistletoe.

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Beccy's Place - digital stamp - Norman from the Gnomes In My Garden set
X-Press It - A5 blending card
Copic markers - beard - 0 C0 C1
Copic markers - skin - E50 E51
Copic markers - hat - R14 R17
Copic markers - shoes - E25 E27 E29
Memento Dual Tip Marker - Tuxedo Black
Cottage Cutz die - foliage - Spruce Stems
berries - Queen & Co - red goosebumps coloured with Copic R17
Kaisercraft - 12x12 patterned paper - Dream Big Collection - Reflect

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
Challenge #169 - Anything Goes + a Sentiment

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Beccy's Place
A Month Of Holiday Cards
All challenge entries are via this post.
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I have used a gnome who thinks he is an elf
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Norman the gnome makes for a very non traditional elf
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with Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker
#thedailymarker30day
All challenge entries are linked via her Day 1 post.
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The Paper Shelter
Challenge # 275 - A Christmas Card
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a shakin' White Christmas




*** INGREDIENTS ***
American Crafts textured cardstock - white 60 pack
Couture Creations intricutz dies - Falling Bauble Screen
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Sequins, 2mm, 4mm and 6mm
Cottage Cutz dies - Merry Christmas sentiment - tba
... the dies have gone MIA, so I can't share the name at the moment, wishing and a hoping that they haven't gone to play with my orange handled Fiskars Micro Tip Scissors because that pair has been so good at playing Hide 'N' Seek that I have almost given up on ever seeing them again!

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #100 - Anything Goes

It's time for another challenge with us at the
This week we are letting our creative juices flow
 with Challenge #100 - Anything Goes

CONGRATULATIONS Samantha
and the Crafty Gals Corner Design Team!!!

Our sponsor this week is the Crafty Gals Corner
    
PRIZES:
1. $10 GC to Beccy's Place provided by DT Tracy (me)

2. Crafty Package provided by Samantha
(Crafty Gals Corner DT Owner & Coordinator)
1 - die "Family"
1 - Recollections 6x6 Paper Pad
1 - Time Holtz Texture Fades Embossing Folder
1 - Hero Arts Hibiscus Layering Stamp Set
2 - Swirl Gemstones (Black & Purple)
3 - Gemstones Pack ( Blue, Purple, & Green)
WOW - what an AWESOME collection of crafty goodies!

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Today I have used the cute Monroe image from the Feathered Friends
digital stamp set by Beccy's Place


I used a sentiment from the Feathered Friends digital stamp set and edited the position beside Monroe using Adobe Photoshop, then printed the image panel on A5 X-Press It Blending Card.
I coloured Monroe using Copic markers.


The final card design and size is very different to the one I originally planned ... it was going to be a tall, narrow card but when I asked my husband whether to attach the black pom pom trim to the top & botton of the image panel or just the bottom, his answer was that I should use bling.  I'm happy with how it turned out but think I will be making another more fancy version, with lots of pom pom and bows.


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Beccy's Place - digital stamp - Monroe image from the Feathered Friends set
X-Press It - A5 blending card
Copic markers - Monroe - Y11 Y13 Y15
Copic markers - beak - Y17 YR23
Copic markers - legs - YR23 YR24
Bella! Bling - Swirl
Kaisercraft - 12x12 patterned paper - Pop! Collection - Party Time

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Hope you come over and join us for Challenge #100 at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):