My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Snow Day

To create this card I have used Stamps: Stampendous Snow Swirl.  Magnolia Rowdy Tilda.  Card stock: White hammered, white glittered, teal.  Papers: DP Paper Cellar Traditional Christmas.  Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, Pine Needles.  Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colourings: Copic markers.  Dies: Cuttlebug snowflakes.  Cuttlebug embossing folder Snowflakes.  Punches: Martha Stewart Scallop Dot.  Embellishments: Papermania adhesive stones.  Art Decor Glamour Dust Crystal. 
Hints and Tips
If you don't have the right colour glitter for your project use a piece of card that is the right colour and cover it in the Crystal Glamour Dust the colour of the card will show through. 

This card was entered into the following Challenges:

Sketch Saturday Challenge:  Week #122 A Sketch.
The One Stop Craft Challenge:  Week #99 Snowflakes in September.
Totally Tilda Challenges:  Challenge #6 Glitter & Sparkle.
  The Crafty Pad Challenge:  Christmas Sparkle.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Thursday in Stripes


To create this card I used Stamps: The Greetings Farm Thursday.  Sizzix Happy Halloween.  Card stock: White hammered, green, black, black glittered.  Papers: DP Doodlebug Designs Inc Halloween Assortment.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Sakura gel pen Stardust.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Deckled Rectangles.  Sizzix Originals Bat, Extended Cuts Grass, Sizzlit Ghost, Bats & Boo.  Punches: Martha Stewart Scallop Dots.  Embellishments: Papermania buttons, adhesive stones.  Black ribbon. 


Hints and Tips
If you don't have buttons to match your project colour them in using a permanent marker.  The buttons on this card were pale yellow.

This card was entered into the following challenges:

A Spoonfull of Sugar:  Challenge 123 Spots and Stripes.
Nutshells Challenge:  Use Fall Colours.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

The Colours of Autumn

Firstly I'd like to say I had a brilliant weekend I went to Crafty's in Liverpool to watch the fabulous Lindsay Mason demonstrating.  Thanks to her I have now spent a fortune on Tim Holtz Distress Inks and I have dyed fingers.


Here are two of the backgrounds I have made with the distressing inks.  I also entered the raffle while I was in Crafty's and I won a Rotatrim with all the accessories worth £79.99.  I was very pleased to have won this because I had just wrecked my current trimmer trying to cut paper while it had wet glue on it that's what I get for being impatient.


To create this card I have used Stamps: Habico Autumn Leaves.  Kars Ollyfant Autumn.  Card stock: White hammered, green.  Papers: Cream mullberry.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy.  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade, Brushed Corduroy, Forest Moss.  Colourings: Copic markers.  Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.  Sakura gel pen glaze.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large.  Cuttlebug embossing folder Forest Branches.  Sizzix Sizzlits Leaves #2, #4. 


Hints and Tips
When using Distress Inks wear gloves to protect your hands from the ink. 

This card was entered into the following challenges:

Stamp Something Challenge:  Something with fall colours.
Cute Card Thursday:  Challenge 131 A Sketch by Leann.
Craftalicious Challenge:  Challenge #9 Harvest Festival/Autumn

Friday, 24 September 2010

Falling Leaves

To create this card I used Stamps: Sugar Nellie Autumn Kit 2009.  Card stock: White hammered, brown.  Papers: DP De ja Views By C-Thru.  Mulberry papers.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Desert Sand, Potters Clay.  Colouring: Copic markers Skin E000/E00/E11/R20.  Hair E35/E37.  Clothing YR14/YR12/E34/E35/YG63/YG67.  Broom E25/E53/E29.  Hedgehog C00/C1/C3.  Leaves YG63/YG67/E35/E37/E31/E33.  Sakura gel pen Glaze 817.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large, Small Deckled Rectangles.  Cuttlebug embossing folder Autumn Type.  Sizzix Sizzlits Leaves #4. 

Hints and Tips
Cut the leaves out of mulberry paper you can crumple it up and make them look like real leaves.

This card was entered into the following challenges:

Moving Along With the Times: Challenge 65 'To Do' List.
1. Two different patterned papers.
6. Some leaves.
8. Dry embossing.
Crafty Creations Challenges: Challenge #86 Falling Leaves.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Boo!

To create this card I have used Stamps: Hero Arts Clouds.  Magnolia Broom Tilda, Round Pumpkin, Tussock.  Card stock: White hammered, green, black, black glittered, orange glittered.  Papers: DP K & Company Seasonal Paper.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog, Cottage Ivy.  Colouring: Copic markers Skin E000/E00/E11/R20.  Hair E35/YR23/Y23.  Clothing YG25/YG23/V04/V06/C1/C00/YR16/YR18/C7/C5/C9/C3.  Pumpkins YG63/YG67/YR14/YR18.  Broom E53/E29/E25.  Sakura gel pens Glaze 849, Stardust 744.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One.  Sizzix Sizzlit Boo.  Punches: Martha Stewart Dripping Goo.

Hints and Tips
The Copic colours I use for colouring wood are E53/E29/E25.

This card was entered into the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz Challenges: Challenge #38 Anything Goes!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

School Days

To create this card, back pack and note book I have used: Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Slate.  Dovecraft Sentiments.  Papermania Alphabet.  Card stock: White hammered, green, black.  Papers: DP Martha Stewart Create.  White.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog, Bamboo Leaves.  Colouring: Copic markers Skin E000/E00/E11/R20.  Hair E25/E29/E31.  Clothing YG63/YG67/C0/C1/C3/C7/C9.  Sakura gel pen Glaze 849.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Ovals Large, Labels One.  Sizzix Extended Cuts Naturally Serif, Sizzix Bigz Die Extra Long Bag Favor.  Cuttlebug Embossing folder Spots and Dots.  Embellishments: Pink ribbon, large brad. 







Hints and Tips
This design would work equally well for a Christmas theme.  You could fill the bag with Christmas chocolates.


This card was entered into the following challenges:

Magnolia-licious Highlites:  Create both a card and a backpack or suitcase.
Sunday Sketch and Stamp:  Challenge #37 Ger's Sketch

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Autumn Days

 To create this card I have used Stamps: Pink Gem Designs Mimi & Scarecrow.  Card stock: White hammered, orange, purple.  Papers: DP Doodlebug Designs Inc Fall Assortment.  Orange, purple, yellow.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers Skin E000/E00/E11/R20.  Hair E35/YR23/Y23.  Clothing V06/V09/C5//C7.  Scarecrow E31/E43/E35/E37/E25/E29/E34/YR16/YR18.  Sakura gel pen Glaze 800.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large.  Nellie's Multi Frames Circle.  Punches: X-Cut Botanical Embossing Leaves. 

Hints and Tips
When using embossing punches hi light the embossed area with a complementary ink colour. 

This card was entered into the following challenges:

The One Stop Craft Challenge:  Week 98 Autumn with a Sketch.
A Spoonfull of Sugar:  Challenge 122 "Anything Goes".
Allsorts Challenge Blog:  Week 70 At least 3 punches.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Brushing up the leaves

To create this card I used Stamps: Magnolia Edwin with Broom.  Card stock: White hammered, brown, green.  Papers: DP Dovecraft Abstract Prints.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers Skin E000/E00/E11/R20.  Hair E37/E59.  Clothing and wings YR16/YR18/YG67/YG63/C0/C1/C5/C7.  Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.  Sakura gel pens Glaze 830, Stardust 744.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Deckled Rectangles.  Punches: X-Cut Botanical Embossing.  Embellishments: Autumn leaf brad, fun flock, orange ribbon.

 

Hints and Tips
If you are going to have your image hanging over the edge of your die cut, cut the image before you colour it in case you cut it wrong it will save you alot of hard work.



This card is entered into the following challenges:

Sketch and Stash Challenge Blog: I have used there sketch and this is the first time I have used Edwin.
A Spoonfull of Sugar: Challenge 121 Fall into Autumn Colour Challenge.




Fall

This card was created for Crafty Cardmakers,  it is challenge #29 Clean and Simple.  I also entered  for the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #68 Colouring Pencils Only.


 


Just like the title of this challenge it is a very simple card to created.  To create this card I used Stamps: Stampendous Leafy Block.  Card stock: White hammered, orange and brown.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.  Embellishments: Brown ribbon, leaf shaped brads. 

Hints and Tips
To keep the card clean and simple it is best to stick to just a few colours.  For this card I chose orange and browns. 

Monday, 13 September 2010

Autumn Leaves

This card was created for the Just Magnolia Challenge.  It is Week 72 and the challenge is a sketch, produced by the wonderful Dawny. 



This card was created using Stamps: Magnolia Standing Fall Tilda.  Card stock: White hammered, orange, brown. Papers: DP Doodlebug Designs Inc Fall assortment.  Orange, yellow, brown.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Potters Clay, Cantaloupe, Rhubarb Stalk.  Colouring: Copic markers Skin E000/E00/E11/R20.  Hair E35/YR23/Y23.  Clothing BG000/E35/E31/E33/E34/E53/YR18/YR16.  Sakura gel pen Glaze 817.  Dies: Cuttlebug Divine Swirls embossing folder.  Punches: X-Cut Botanical embossed leaves.



Hints and Tips
To give the punched out leaves more dimension rub an ink pad across the embossed areas.

Oh Deer!


This card was created for the Winter Wonderland Challenge.  The challenge this week is A One Layer Card!  Oh deer I love using background papers and embellishments but I also love a challenge so here is my design.


To create this card I used Stamps: Papermania Classic Christmas.  Card stock: White hammered.  Papers: DP Papermania Classic Christmas.  Inks: Memento Bamboo leaves.  Versafine Onyx Black.  Colouring: Sakura gel pen Glaze 830.  Embellishments: Deco Art Glamour Dust Crystal.

Hints and Tips
When making a one layer card keep the design simple.  This deer was stamped onto the card and then paper pieced.  This type of simple design is really useful if you need to make lots of cards.

 

Friday, 10 September 2010

Off to College

This card was created for Moving Along with the Times.  Challenge #63 is Back to School along with a sketch.



To create this card I used Stamp: Nutshells Coco.  Dovecraft Sentiments.  Card stock: White hammered, red, blue, orange, shiny red.  Papers: DP DCWV Grade School.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Versafine Onyx Black.  Colourings: Copic markers Skin E000/E00/E11/R20.  Hair E29/E25.  Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.  Dies: Sizzix Sizzlits Star.  Punches: X-Cut Corner Punch.   



Hints and Tips
When making school cards I always use bright primary colours.

Some Bunny Loves You!

This card was created for Cute card Thursday and Charisma Cardz.  Charisma Cardz challenge is #36 Try Something New!! so I die cut Bunny  #2 as I have not used this die before.  Cute card Thursday challenge is #129 Play on Words!   



To create this card I used Stamps: Daisy and Dandelion Some Bunny Loves You.  Card stock: White hammered, brown, black, pink, purple.  Paper: Papermania Henbury Lane.  Inks: Versafine  Onyx Black.  Memento Lulu Lavender.  Colouring: Papermania shimmer chalks.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four.  Go Kreate Bunny #2.  Punches: Woodware grass.  Embellishments: Purple ribbon.  Papermania white pape flowers, adhesive gems. 



Hints and Tips
I use Versafine ink to stamp sentiments because it produces a fine crisp image. 




Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Docrafts Creativity! Issue 23

I'm pleased to say I am in the Docrafts Creativity! magazine issue 23.  First on page 54 as a competition winner it is an article about my day at the Creativity! TV studios.  I am also on page 71 Reader stories here are the cards I sent to them. 








These card where made using Daisy and Dandelion range of stamps and papers these cats are called Pumpkin and Aubergine.  All the images where coloured in using Copic markers.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

I'm Back.

Well it's been a very busy and interesting few weeks.  Firstly the children have been on their school holidays.  My daughter passed her GCSE's so she is off to college to study art and design (I'm so proud of her).  My husband took some time off so we all went to Lanzarote for a week for some sunshine.








Oh well back to everyday life.  The children have gone back to school and college, so I can give the house a proper clean now.  Then I'm off to my summer house to get some cards made can't wait.