Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Dance like a butterfly

no, you're not seeing things

I made two "dance like a butterfly" easel cards
using the On Pointe digital stamp by Broken Fairy Designs

I linked both cards in the same post, so when it came to entering them in challenges I could only link one, so this short post comes with some more pics.

All the details about these cards can be found HERE.


closed, front view

sentiment panel - wedge to support to front / easel panel



front view

   

All the details about these cards can be found HERE.


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

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2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog - Challenge #135 - Anything Goes
Aloha Friday Challenges (Kitty Bee Designs) - Challenge #91 - Spring Cleaning
(use something/tool/technique you've forgotten about or haven't used in a long time)
My butterfly punch has been neglected for too many years to mention and my cut file has been quietly waiting for a workout since September 2015 (yes, I looked it up) => it cut beautifully and I look forward to using it again soon!
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 12 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #470 - Spring Fever
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Week 13 - Anything Goes
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog - Challenge #232 - Mother's Day / For A Female

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #116 - Anything Goes

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #116 - Anything Goes

The sponsors for this challenge are:

Prize: 1 digital image

  
Prize: 3 Digital Images

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Today I have used the cute On Pointe digital stamp from Broken Fairy Designs , one of our generous sponsors this week, to make two easel birthday cards.



closed, front view

I placed the Broken Fairy "On Pointe" ballerina image on my Silhouette Cameo cutting mat, along with the My Scrap Chick easel card cut file (details below), sizing and aligning her on the top layer of the card front.
I prepared the sentiment using a combination of fonts (Janda Celebration Script and Bradley Hand) in Adobe Photoshop, saved as a JPEG file, then opened the file on the cutting mat too, sizing it to fit the sentiment panel.
I printed the image and sentiment panels on X-Press It Blending Card with a laser printer and cut them using my Silhouette Cameo.
I cut the card base, accent layers and flourishes using textured cardstock.  I cut extra "blank" sentiment panels so that I could adhere three of them under each sentiment, making a solid, dimensional wedge for the card front to stand against when open.

I coloured the image using Copic markers (details below).

I assembled the card, adhering the layers using Helmar 450 Quick Dry, a liquid adhesive that makes is easy to align layers perfectly.  Next came the flourishes and flowers, also adhered with Helmar 450 Quick Dry.  It is great for dimension embellishments like flowers, as it is like using a hot glue gun without the "hot".

I punched and layered some butterflies to embellish the sentiment panel,
a fun way to celebrate the sentiment.


Here are some more pics
... I confess, I'm thrilled with how these cards turned out and hope that you like them too.



front view
   

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Broken Fairy Designs - digital stamp - On Pointe
X-Press It - A4 blending card
~ Copic markers - light pink card ~
skin - E0000 E000 E00 E01
eyelids - G0000 G000
hair - E11 E13 E15
clothes - R20 R21 R22 R000
~ Copic markers - dark pink card ~
skin - E0000 E000 E00 E01
eyelids - BG0000 BG000
hair - E21 E23 E25
clothes - R20 R21 R22 R000
Silhouette Cameo
My Scrap Chick - cut file - Classic Easel Card With Flourish
Fiskars (Jenni Bowlin) lever punch - Jenni's Butterfly
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Blush
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Musk
American Crafts - textured cardstock - White
Kaisercraft - Paper Blooms - Fairy Floss
Kaisercraft - Mini Paper Blooms - Fairy Floss
Helmar450 Quick Dry Adhesive

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Sending a big Thank You to Broken Fairy Designs for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #116 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog - Challenge #135 - Anything Goes
Aloha Friday Challenges (Kitty Bee Designs) - Challenge #91 - Spring Cleaning
(use something/tool/technique you've forgotten about or haven't used in a long time)
My butterfly punch has been neglected for too many years to mention and my cut file has been quietly waiting for a workout since September 2015 (yes, I looked it up) => it cut beautifully and I look forward to using it again soon!
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 12 - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #152 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #470 - Spring Fever
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Week 13 - Anything Goes
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog - Challenge #232 - Mother's Day / For A Female

Thursday, 23 March 2017

hashtag Christmas

no, you're not seeing things

I made two hashtag Christmas cards using the fun
"Elfie Selfie" digital stamp by KennyK Stamps
I linked them both in the same post, so when it came to entering them in challenges I could only link one, so this short post comes with some more pics.

All the details about these cards can be found HERE.





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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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"E is for Edge, F is for Family and G is for Girls"

Southern Girls - Challenge #156 - Use A Die Cut with Team Lou

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge

Our awesome sponsors for this challenge are ...



KennyK Stamps FREEBIE blinkie
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Today I have used the fun "Elfie Selfie" digital stamp by KennyK Stamps, one of our generous sponsors this fortnight.



I placed the image panel on my Silhouette Studio mat and adjusted the film strip cut file to fit perfectly.  I cut the film strip out of black cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo.

I coloured the image panels with Copic markers, adding Stickles to the trims on Santa's hat and clothes, then smothered them with "Snow" glitter.





I die cut a bundle of alphas using my Sizzix Big Shot and Kaisercraft Uppercase Alphabet dies, so that I could make a variety of hashtag sentiments from #ELFIESELFIE and #HOHOHO to #SANTA and #SANTASELFIE 

The patterned paper panels are from the Kaisercraft Holly Jolly 6 1/2" paper pad, so I made my card bases 6 3/4" square to fit the sheets perfectly.  The size worked perfectly with the 1" alphas I used to make the hashtag sentiments too.

   

*** INGREDIENTS ***
KennyK Stamps - digital stamp - Elfie Selfie
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Copic markers - skin / bodies - E50 E51 E01 E04 E93 E0000 E000 E00
Copic markers - eyes - B23 B26
Copic markers - hair - "0" C00 C0 C1 C3
Copic markers - hair - YR 24 YR27
Copic markers - hair - E30 E31
Copic markers - hair - E23 E25
Copic markers - clothes - R24 R27 G46
Copic markers - presents - Y06 Y08 YR07 YR09 B23 B26 BV02 BV04
Copic markers - background - B0000 B000 B00
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft - decorative dies - Alphabet Uppercase
Kaisercraft - 6 1/2" Paper Pad - Holly Jolly
Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine
Silhouette Design Store - cut file - Design ID #12558 - Film Strip by Jamie Koay
Frosted Lace Stickles - added to the trims on Santa's hat & outfit
WOW! - glitter - Snow - added on top of the Stickles to give a solid white finish
Martha Stewart Scoreboad -  to score the back panel to make the top fold
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue - to adhere the top "fold"
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue - to adhere the sentiment
and adhere the image panel to the film strip

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Sending a big Thank You to KennyK and Krafter's Cart for sponsoring
Challenge #156 - Use Die Cuts with Team Lou with us at the Southern Girls.

I hope I have inspired you to create something with die cuts and look forward to seeing your project shared in the challenge gallery.

Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #115 - Anything But A Card

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #115 - Anything But A Card

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The sponsors for this challenge are:

KennyK.
KennyK-Stamps-BADGE-IRockWITH-green
Prize: 3 Digital Images

"Stamp designer Elena Kiernan and illustrator hubby Kenny Kiernan bring a perfect storm of creative energy to the bold and fun digi stamps and clear stamp sets at this rockin’ shop, where it’s always 30% OFF your first purchase with code MYFIRSTPURCHASE. Their hundreds of fun-to-color designs include everything from kids’ to teenage girls with attitudeskateboard boys, steampunkmensportssuperheroesmusic… and for those who enjoy a little spice in their crafting, KennyK Stamps is the #1 Shop in the World for Sexy Stamps!  Rock Your Crafts with KennyK Stamps!  Click to follow KennyK Stamps on Facebook and also join their awesome new Facebook Fan Group, “Club KennyK!

Wink Wink Ink
Get your Wink Wink Blinkie!
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Nikki Burnette


Prize: 3 digital images

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Today I have used the "Total Drama" Retro Girl Drama Queen Postcard digital stamp from KennyK Stamps, one of our generous sponsors this week.

We have several milestone birthdays coming up this year and I thought this image would make some fun bottle tags.



I coloured the images with Copic markers (details below).
I masked the images and borders (with X-Press It Mask It) then coloured the backgrounds with Distress Inks (details below).  The inks are so vibrant



I cut the bottle tag base using my Silhouette Cameo.  I used part of a purchased file and welded it to a rectangle to suit the image dimensions.


... I have to confess that I used a delicious bottle of red wine vinegar for the photo shoot.


*** INGREDIENTS ***
KennyK Stamps - digital stamp - "Total Drama" Retro Girl Drama Queen Postcard
X-Press It - A4 blending card
Copic markers - skin - E50 E51
Copic markers - hair - Y02 Y04 Y06
Copic markers - blouse - B23 B26
Copic markers - lipstick, nails, pearls - R46
Distress Inks - mini - Squeezed Lemonade,Wild Honey,
Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon & Barn Door
Mini Ink Blending Tool - round
Mini Ink Blending Foam - round 

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Sending a big Thank You to KennyK Stamps for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #115 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 407 - Anything But A Card
A Snowflakes Promise - Challenge #38 - Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations - Challenge #69 - For The Girls
Colour It!  Create It! Show It Off! - Anything Goes, celebrating their 1st Birthday
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #126 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #469 - Celebrations
Fabrika Fantasy Challenge Blog - Challenge #7 - For The Girls
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog - Challenge #231 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Happy Birthday
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog - Challenge #37 - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #5 - Include A Sentiment
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge #321 - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Challenge #128 - Humor and/or Plaid
Polkadoodles Paper Crafting Challenge - Week 10/11 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #235 - Congratulations or Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #112 - Anything Goes with option of Distress Edges
the edges of my tag are distressed ... with Distress Inks
The Paper Shelter - Challenge #286 - Birthday Girl

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #114 - Use Buttons

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #114 - Use Buttons

The sponsors for this challenge are:
All Dressed Up
Prize: 2 Digital Images

Cute as a Button 


Prize: 3 Digital Images

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Today I have used the Sewing Susan digital stamp from Cute As A Button, one of our generous sponsors this week.




I coloured the Sewing Susan image and scene using Copic markers.


I'm thrilled with how this card turned out and have some more pics to share,
hope you like it too.

front view

close-up of the image panel

and lucky last pic ...

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Cute As A Button - digital stamp - Sewing Susan
X-Press It - A5 blending card
Copic markers - skin E50 E51 E01 R22 YG05 YG17
Copic markers - hair - E51 E53 E55 E57
Copic markers - clothes - R20 R21 R22 R24 R27 BG34 BG18
Copic marker - tape measure - BG34
Copic marker - sewing machine - C00 C0 C1 C3 C5 C7 R20 R21 YG23
Copic markers - sewing table - E53 E55 E57 E59
Copic markers - bolts of fabric - E42 YG17 YG03 BG18 YG23 R20
Copic marker - background E0000
Copic Multiliner - 0.03 Black - to highlight around the pearls of the necklace
Uni-Ball Signo - white pearls - broad white pigement ink pen 
Kaisercraft - button border - 12x12 Humble from the Secret Admirer Collection
Kaisercraft - dotted panel - 6 1/2" paper pad - Storyteller Collection
lace - to make the doily
Kaisercraft - decorative die - Mannequin
Kaisercraft - paper blooms - Fire Red
Kaisercraft - mini paper blooms - Fire Red
"tape measure" ribbon
scissoer charm
embroidery floss
Fiskars round punches - to make the decorative button with four holes

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Sending a big Thank You to Cute As A Button for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #114 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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A Gem Of A Challenge - Challenge #189 - Use 3 or more B's
I have used buttons, a bow, bolts of fabric, a bit of blue and a bouquet of blooms.
CCC Digi Creations - Challenge #69 - For The Girls
Color It!  Create It!  Show It Off! - Anything Goes, celebrating their 1st birthday
Creative Corner Challenges - March 3, 2017 - Girly Fun
Creative Moments - Challenge #113 - Anything Goes with optional twist "Winter Blues"
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #468 - For Mother / Ladies Only
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Week 11 - Anything Goes
Fabrika Fantasy Challenge Blog - Challenge #7 - For The Girls
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog - Challenge #230 - Use Some Green
In The Pink - Challenge #114 - For A Special Lady
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #5 - Include A Sentiment
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Penny's Challenge #320 - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Challenge #128 Humor / Puns
Polkadoodles Paper Crafting Challenge - Week #10 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #234 - Thank You Cards or Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #112 - Anything Goes option Distress Edges
Scrapper's Delights Challenge Blog - Blog Challenge #64 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Blog - Work It Wednesday February 2017
Make something with the word or color GREEN in it.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: For A Special Lady / Girl
Time Out Challenges - Time Out's 3rd Birthday - Theme - Love and/or Friendship
optional twist "Spotlight Stamping"