My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Friday, 30 July 2010

Musical Notes

This CD gift box was created for the Nutshells Blog.  It is Challenge #21 Anything but a card!!



To create this gift box I used Stamps: Nutshells Music Mac.  Card stock: White hammered, black.  Papers: DP DCWV Grade School.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colourings: Copic markers Skin E000/E00/E11/R20.  Hair E29/E25/E31.  Clothing YG23/YG25/C00/C1/YR16/YR18/Y06/Y08.  Sakura gel pen Stardust 749.  Dies: Sizzix Sizzlit Music Notes.

 

Hints and Tips
To create the template for this box I simply drew around the CD case and used a score board for the folds.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Blue

This card was created for Die Cut Dreams Challenge Blog.  This weeks challenge is #58 Tilda in Blue.



To create this card I used Stamps: Magnolia Loves me Tilda, Blooming Flowers.  Card stock: White hammered, blue.  Papers: DP Papermania Inspirations Cool Tones.  Blue mulberry paper.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky.  Colourings: Copic markers Skin E000/E00/E11/R20.  Hair E29/E49/E53/E59.  Socks and laces C00.  Flowers YG63/YG67/B95/B97.  Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.  Dies: Nellies Multi Frame Square.  Sizzix Sizzlits Flowers and Branch  Punches: Woodware flowers.  Small flower.  Embellishments: Blue flock.  Papermania Shimmer Dots.


Hints and Tips
To make the flower centre in the large flower I used a pop up dot then covered it in the flock. 

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Under the Christmas Tree

This card was created for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  Week 111 the challenge is It's Christmas in July.  I know a lot of people do not want to think about Christmas just yet but me I just love it, any excuse to get the glitter out.  I am also entering this card for the Diecut Dreams Christmas Club.  It is challenge #27 Sweet Christmas Wishes.  I wasn't quite sure if they meant sweet as in cake and candy or sweet as in cute. So I decided to go with cute.


To create this card I used Stamps: Penny Black Wishing.  Card stock: White hammered, green.  Papers: Doodlebug Designs Inc Christmas assortment.  Green.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers Tree YG63/YG67/R24/R27/Y06/Y08/BV04/BV08.  Dog C01/C03/C05/R27/R29.  Snow BG01/BG000.  Sakura gel pen Stardust #744, Medium #50.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large.  Sizzix Sizzlit Christmas Tree with Ornament #2.  Punches: Martha Stewart Pine branch.  Embellishments: Deco Art Glamour Dust Crystal.  Anita's Mini Dimensions Decorative Baubles.


Hints and Tips
If you want your shading to stand out more when colouring with the Copics add the darkest colour to the edge and don't blend it. 

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Rose Garden

I've been very busy this week.  It was my daughters birthday and we had a party in the house for her. The theme was Alice in Wonderland she was Alice, my husband and son where Mad Hatters and I was the White rabbit.  All her friends and relatives also came dressed up as all the various other characters.  I had to make a lot of cakes as we decided to go with the Mad Hatters tea party as a theme for the party food, so some of the drinks had drink me labels on them and some of the cakes had eat me on them.



Now on to this weeks challenge.  This card was created for Just Magnolia Challenge Blog.  It is Week 65 Vintage, to be honest I am not a lover of vintage because I don't always know what to do.  So I chose some DP papers that where quite muted in their colours.



To create this card I used Stamps: Magnolia Strawberry Tilda.  Card stock: White hammered, green.  Papers: DP Papermania Rose Garden, green.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers Skin E000/E00/E11/R20.  Hair E29/E25/E31.  Socks C1.  Blouse C00.  Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.  Punches: Fiskars border punch.  Embellishments: Green ribbon, wirework butterfly.  Papermania Adhesive Stones.



Hints and Tips
When trimming around the Tilda image I kept some parts of the flower attached to the main image to keep it stiff to make it easier to mount onto the card. 



Thursday, 22 July 2010

Girls love to shop

This card was created for the Die Cut Dreams DT Call.  The Theme for this challenge is Pink & Girly.


This card was created using Stamps: The Greetings Farm Miss Anya Collection.  Card stock: White hammered, brown, pink.  Papers: DP Doodlebug Designs Inc Love Spell.  Pink, brown.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Angel Pink, Rich Cocoa.  Colourings: Copic markers Skin E000/E00/E11/R20.  Hair E29/E25/E31.  Shadow C1.  Sakura gel pens Stardust 709/720.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Ovals Large.  Sizzix Sizzlits medium branch w/leaves.  Punches: Woodware flower.  X-Cuts flower.  Embellishments: Papermania Adhesive stones.  Doodlebug Adhesive stones.  Brown cross grain ribbon, buttons, flower brad. 



Hints and Tips
Choose your background paper first, then colour your image in to co-ordinate with it. 

Last Post

This card was created for the Die Cut Dreams challenge.  This challenge is #57 Acetate. 


I had already made this card to take with me when I went to visit the girls at Creativity! TV.  They liked it that much that I was filmed holding my design.  I was wondering what to do with this card when I brought it home because I had not entered it for any challenges.  This weeks challenge gave me a perfect excuse to put it on my blog.

To create this card I used Stamps: Daisy and Dandelion Penelope and Percy clear stamps.  Card stock: White glittered.  Papermania Mini aperture box card kit.  Papers: DP Daisy and Dandelion Penelope and Percy paper pack.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bahama Blue, Danube Blue.  Colourings: Copic markers Letter Box R22/R29.  Beaks Y21/YR12.  Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.  Sakura gel pens Souffle 950, Glaze 849.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large.  Embellishments: Art Deco Glamour Dust Crystal.  Flower soft polar white.
 

Hints and Tips
When cutting the frame out for the front of the box use the cut out for the inside of the box.  I used Flower Soft Polar white inside the box as it is thicker than glitter and makes a lovely snow fall effect when you shake the box. 

My day at Creativity! TV studios

I have just got back from a few days in Bath.  I won a competiton in the Docrafts Creativity magazine some time back.  The prize was a to meet Clare Curd and watch the filming of Creativity! TV.


Well I have to say Clare and all the team are such lovely people.  I had such a lovely fun day I also had a chance to be filmed with Clare for one of her episodes on Creativity! TV.  This will be aired some time in the future.  And if that wasn't exciting enough I also got to come home with a crafing goody bag worth over £100! cool or what.

Here is my winning card



I'll get off for now so I can make some more cards, love Linda

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Congratulations!


This gift card holder was created for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  Week 110 the challenge is anything but a card!  I decided to make a pop up gift card holder the template can be found on Paper Garden Projects.



To create this card I used Stamps: Penny Black Bubble of Joy.  Dovecraft clear stamps Sentiments.  Magnolia Bubbles.  Cardstock: White hammered.  Papers: DP American Traditional Design Blue Bubbles.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky.  Colourings: Copic markers Mouse E21/E34/E000/E00/E11/R20.  Cork YG25/YG67/C3/C1/E53/E35/E25.  Dies: Cuttlebug embossing folder Tiny Bubbles.  Punches: Martha Stewart border Scallop Dot.  Embellishments: Deco Art Glamour Dust Crystal.  Papermania shimmer dots.  Peel off border sticker.

 



Hints and Tips
Decorate the gift card holder before you assemble it.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Ocean Wave

This card was created for Just Magnolia Challenge Blog.  It is week 64 Bev's Sketch.


To create this card I used Stamps: Magnolia Beach Fence, Edwin with a Paddle.  Cardstock: White hammered, blue, red.  Papers: DP Doodlebug Designs Inc 4th of July.  Sizzix Little Sizzles Rainbow.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Paris Dusk.  Tim Holtz distress ink Broken China.  Colouring: Copic markers Fence C1/C3.  Sand E31/E34.  Skin E000/E00/E11/R20.  Hair E35/YR23/Y23.  Oars, rope E29/E53/E25.  Sakura gel pen Stardust 738.  Dies: Sizzix extended cuts Waves, Summer Fun embossing folder.  Embellishments: White peel off border sticker.  Papermania adhesive dots.


Hints and Tips
To make the waves stand out, I have rubbed an ink pad over the embossed area, then ran a stardust pen around the edge of each wave.

 

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Basket of apples

This card was created for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  The challenge for Week 109 is a sketch from Beth. 


To create this card I used Stamps: Penny Black Hedgy Gift.  Dovecraft clear stamps Sentiments.  Cardstock: White hammered, red corrugated, green.  Papers: DP Doodlebug Designs Inc Christmas assorted. white, green.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colourings: Copic markers Skin E000/E00/E11/R20.  Prickles C3/C5.  Basket E25/E29/E31.  Apples R24/R29/G40/G82.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Ovals Large.  Punches: Woodware grass.  Martha Stewart Scallop Dot border.  Embellishments: Smirk flower buttons.



Hints and Tips
If you like the way you have coloured your image with your Copic markers make a note of the numbers on the pens so you can use them again in the future. 


Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Lady Bug

This card was created for the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog.  Week 63 is a recipe challenge 3 flowers, 2 papers and 1 ribbon.



To create this card I used Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Lady Bug, Swirl 1.  Cardstock: White hammered, pink.  Papers: DP Papermania Summer Blooms.  Green, pink.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves.  Versamark Dazzle.  Colourings: Copic markers Skin E000/E00/E11/R20.  Hair C3/C5/C7/C9.  Clothing C00/YG23/YG25.  Sakura gel pens Glaze 49/22/800.  Medium 50.  Punches: Martha Stewart flower and stamp, Scallop and dot border.  Embellishments: Dovecraft pink ribbon.  Papermania adhesive stones. 


Hints and Tips
After colouring the wellies in with a copic marker I used a clear glaze Sakura gel pen over the top of it to make the wellies look shiney. 


Monday, 12 July 2010

Summer Sales

This card was created for Nutshells blog.  Challenge #19 is Summertime Fun.  So I decided shopping for summer clothes in the sales was fun I do love a bargain.  So here is my card Tash shopping
 for a bikini.


To create this card I used Stamps: Nutshells Boutique, Tash.  Anita's Wish you were here.  Cardstock: White hammered, dark teal.  Papers: DP Martha Stewart Create.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud, Tangelo.  Colourings: Copic markers Background BG000/C1/C3/C5/R24/R22.  Skin E000/E00/E11/R20.  Hair E35/E34.  Clothes C00/B23/B21/YG23/YG25/RV06/YR18/R29.  Sakura gel pens Stardust 720/705.  Marvy Le Plume brushmarkers orange, pink.  Punches: Martha Stewart border punch Scallop Dot.  Embellishments: Papermania adhesive gems.



Hints and Tips
I only had the Nutshells Boutique stamp for the background, so I masked the dresses when I stamped it then added bikini's to the shop window. 

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Autumn Leaves

This card was created for the Totally Tilda Challenge.  This challenge is #1, it is a colour challenge and the colour is Chocolate.  I had to think for a while about making this card because I love to use lots of colours.  I decided on an Autumn card because I thought it was a good way of using lots of different shades of brown on a card, who knew there where so many shades of brown.  This card is a Tent Fold Card.


To create this card I used Stamps: Magnolia Standing Fall Tilda, Stitched Fall.  Cardstock: White hammered, brown.  Papers: DP Sizzix Little Sizzles Earth Tones (I used these to paper piece Tilda's clothes), Deja Views by C-Thru The Sharon Ann Collection.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo black.  Colouring: Copic markers Skin E000/E00/E11/R20.  Hair E29/E25/E31.  Basket E31/E34.  Shoes and gloves E34/E35.  Sakura gel pen Glaze 800.  Stardust 700.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Ovals Large.  Cuttlebug embossing folder Divine Swirls.  Sizzix Extended Cuts Swirly.  Embellishments: Brown ribbon, gold jump rings.


Hints and Tips
When paper piecing I use small left over scraps of DP papers.  To use the small scraps sucessfully I ink up the stamp and place the small scrap on top of the area I want to stamp, then I press it down onto the stamp. 

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Kitty in Pink

This card was created for Die Cut Dreams Challenge Blog.  This challenge is #56 the theme is 1st Birthday.


To create this card I used Cardstock: White hammered, black, blue.  Papers: DP Doodlebug Design Inc. Easter assorted.  Blue, pink, yellow.  Inks: Versafine Onyx Black.  Dies: Sizzix Original Large Hello Kitty.  Embellishments: Deco Art Glamour Dust Crystal.  Blue ribbon, pink crystal brad.


Hints and Tips
To make the eyes pop add white pencil.

Hedgy in Love

This card was created for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  week 108, the theme is a colour combo Red, White & Blue. 


To create this card I used Stamps: Penny Black Sweet Surrender.  Dovecraft Happy Anniversary.  Cardstock: White hammered, red, blue.  Papers: DP Doodlebug Designs Inc 4th July assorted, red.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colourings: Copic markers Face E000/E00/E11/R20.  Prickles C3/C5.  Hearts R24/R29.  Punches: X-Cut border hearts.  Dies: Sizzix Sizzlits Phrase, Love & Double Hearts.  Embellishments: Love brad, blue ribbon. 


Hints and Tips
If your background paper is very decorative keep your embellishments very simple to make them stand out from the paper.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Surf's Up

Well I started the day with good news I have been been chosen as one of the top 3 picks at Die Cut Dreams Challenge Blog . I created this card for the Sir Stampalot Challenge Lazy Hazy Days of Summer and the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog Week 62  Special Monthly challenge Criss-Cross card.


To create this card I used Stamps: Magnolia Surf Edwin, Surfboard, Beach fence, Tussock.  Cardstock: White hammered, teal, orange.  Papers: DP papers from own stash.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Desert Sand, Bamboo Leaves.  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stormy Sky.  Colourings: Copic markers Skin E000/E00/E11/R20.  Hair E29/E25/E31.  Surfboards BG72/BG75/BG10/B21/B23/B24.  Fence C1/C3.  Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.  Dies: Sizzix embossing folder Summer Fun.  Provo Craft Cuttlebug die star fish.  Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots.  Embellishments: Deco Art Glamour Dust Crystal.


Hints and Tips
To make the embossed waves stand out, I used Co-ordinations card and sanded it down then I added some glitter to the edge of the waves.