My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Trick or Treat Mice


To create this card I used Stamps: House Mouse Attentive Friend, Mudpie Tells.  Daisy and Dandelions Aubergine and Pumpkin.  Sizzix Happy Halloween.  Card stock: White hammered, green, orange glittered.  Papers: DP Reminisce Sweet Tooth.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Tim Holtz Distress.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Dies: Nellies Multi Frame.  Punch: X-Cut decorative.  Embellishments: Green wire.


Hints and Tips
Mix and match your stamp sets to get more out of them. I didn't have a Halloween House Mouse stamp so I used a pumpkin and haunted house from other sets to create a Halloween image.


I created this bow by using black Stazon ink to stamp onto the ribbon.  The spider web button was created from black shrink plastic.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Sketch and Stash: Challenge 47. The House Mouse stamps are the new stash.
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Challenge 114 Sweet Treats with a Twist.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Flower Power


To create this card I used Stamps: Magnolia Flower Power Tilda.  Pink Gem Designs Happy Birthday.  Papermania flowers.  Card stock: White hammered, brown, orange glittered.  Papers: DP Doodlebug Designs Inc Fall assortment.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Versamark Watermark.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Sakura gel pen Glaze.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One.  Punches: X-Cut Embossing Silhouette flower, leaves.  Embellishments: Wow Halloween embossing powder.  Papermania brads, adhesive gems. 


Hints and Tips
Choose your background papers first then colour your stamped image to match the paper.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Sparkle Dreams Challenge Blog: Challenge #1 A sketch, sparkles and flowers.
Crafty Creations: Challenge 91 Halloween or perhaps Autumn.
Creative Card Crew: Let's Punch It!
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Sparkly and Bright.
A Spoonfull of Sugar: Challenge 127 Let's Get Punchy.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

October 31st


To create this card I used Stamps: Magnolia Broom Hilda.  Hero Arts Scary House.  Card-io Leaves of Autumn.  Card stock: White hammered, green, purple, black.  Papers: DP Doodlebug Designs Inc Halloween assortment.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Tim Holtz Distress.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Sakura gel pens stardust.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One.  Embellishments: Doodlebug Designs Inc adhesive gems. 


Hints and Tips
If you are unhappy about co ordinating your papers buy a pack of papers that have been put together by the manufacturer.  Doodlebug Designs Inc do a great range of themed packs like the one I used on this card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Challenge #49 a Sketch.
Fab n Funky Challenge: Challenge #45 "Things that go bump in the night!"
Totally Tilda Challenge: Tilda Halloween Special.
C.R.A.F.T Challenge: Challenge 73 Spooky.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Happy Christmas Tilda


To create this card I used Stamps: Magnolia Apple and Cherries Jolly Tilda, Christmas Fir Tree Twig.  Card stock: White hammered, green, red.  Papers: DP Doodlebug Designs Inc Christmas assortment.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout, Summer Sky.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large.  Cuttlebug embossing folder Candy Cane Stripe.  Embellishments: Papermania adhesive gems, glitter brads.  Dovecraft Luxury Velvet red, green ribbon.  Green glitter. 


Hints and Tips
When applying the glitter to the thin double sided tape rub it in to make the glitter stick to the tape.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia: Week 77 A Sketch by Dawny.
Totally Tilda: Tildas Christmas using Red and Green.
The Ribbon Girls: Colour Challenge #2 Red and Green.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Want Some Candy!


To create this candy holder I used Stamps: Penny Black Be Very Scared.  Card stock: White hammered, black, red.  Papers: DP Doodlebug Designs Inc Halloween assortment.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Paris Dusk.  Colouring: Copic markers. Sakura gel pen Glaze.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Circles Large.  Punches: Martha Stewart border Scallop Dot.  Embellishments: Papermania adhesive gems.  Red ribbon.  Chocolate pumpkins.

Inside of the Box

Side View of the Box

Back View of the Box

Hints and Tips
The inside of this box was made very simply by using a score board.  Make your own boxes and you can save yourself alot of money.

This card was entered into the following challenges:

A Spoonfull of Sugar: Challenges 126 Boo!!
Creative Inspirations Challenge: Challenge 45 Halloween/Fall.
The One Stop Craft Challenge: Challenge 102 Halloween.
Crazy 4 Challenges: Challenge 59 Fall/Autumn.
Stamp Something Challenge: Halloween Somethings.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Hello Baby


To create this gift card holder I used Stamps: Baby stamp was purchased at the Happy Stampers North West in May.  Sentiment stamp was free with a magazine.  Card stock: White hammered, pink.  Papers: DP Shabby Princess.  Green.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Punches: Martha Stewart Scallop Dot.  Embellishments: Pink, green buttons.


Hints and Tips
This gift card holder can be used for any occasion just by embellishing it to suit the occasion.  The tutorial for this gift card holder can be found at Paper Garden Projects.
This card was entered into the following challenge:

Charisma Cardz Challenges!: Week #41 More than one fold.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Haunted


To create this card I used Stamps: Penny Black Ghostly Night, The Horror Team, Trick or Treat.  Card stock: White hammered, purple.  Papers: DP Doodlebug Designs Inc Fall assortment.  Brown.  Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Punches: Martha Stewart Spiders Web.  Embellishments: Papermania Shimmer Dots. 


Hints and Tips
To create this card I used the Horror Team stamp but it had three animals on it and I only wanted two.  So I stamped it out and cut out all the animals.  I used the mouse and hedgehog on this card and I will be able to use the cat on another creation.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: 2 or More Penny Black Images.
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Challenge #104 Distressing.
Sketch Saturday: Week #124.
Penny Black At Allsorts: Colours of Autumn.
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Challenge 112 Scary Creatures.

We Three Kings!


To create this card I used Stamps: Rubbadubbadoo Three Kings.  Card stock: White hammered, burgundy, gold.  Papers: DP Paper Cellar Traditional Christmas.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Forest Moss.  Colouring: Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.  Copic markers.  Sakura gel pens Metallics.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle Large.  Cuttlebug embossing folder Devine Swirls.  Sizzix Sizzlit Stars #3.  Punches: Woodware Star.  Embellishments: Papermania adhesive gems.


Hints and Tips
The Three Kings are quite comedic so you could add a silly verse to this card if you like.  I just like this stamp because it reminds me of my children most of our photographs have bunny ears on them. 

This card was entered into the following challenges:

Friday Sketchers:  Challenge #123.
Winter Wonderland Challenge: Jesus is the Reason for the Season.
Stamp Something Challenge:  Something Punchy.
Allsorts Challenge:  Week 73 Inspiration from a song title.  The song being We Three Kings of Orient Are.
Craftalicious Challenges: Challenge #10 Anything Goes!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Money Box


To create this money box I have used Stamps: Pink Gem Designs Apple Mimi.  Card stock: White hammered.  Papers: DP My Mind's Eye Spring.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.  Orange Fine Liner.  Dies: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alteration Ornate.  Punches: X-Cut Botanical Emboss Leaves.  Ribbon punch.  Embellishments: Orange ribbon.  Mini brads.  Copper glitter.

Inside of the Box


Side View
Hints and Tips
The brads on the coat where too small to cover the button image so I coloured it underneath before adding the brad to make it less noticeable.

 
This box was entered into the following challenges:
Moving Along With the Times:  Challenge #67 'Anything but a Card'.
Charimsa Cardz Challenges: Challenge #40 Autumn Colours.
Cute Card Thursday:  Challenge #133 Make Your Own!


Monday, 11 October 2010

Coffin Card


To create this card I have used Stamps: Magnolia Halloween Edwin, Bat.  Stampendous Costume Kids.  Card stock: White hammered, dark brown.  Papers: DP Doodlebug Designs Inc Halloween assortment.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Embellishments: Papermania adhesive gems.  Glow in the dark skeleton. 


This is inside of the card. 

Hints and Tips
Turn you card into a small gift by popping a small toy inside the card. 

This card was entered into the following challenges:

Nutty Nutshells Challenge:  Challenge #26 Stripes.
C.R.A.F.T Challenge:  Challenge #71 Shaped Card.
Crafty Cardmakers:  Spotlight Challenges Fancy Folds.
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge:  Challenge #21 Halloween



Thursday, 7 October 2010

Bonfire Night


To create this card I used Stamps: Pink Gem Designs Guy Fawkes Milly.  Card stock: White hammered, blue, blue glittered, blue shiny, red shiny.  Papers: Doodlebug Design Inc 4th July.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.  Sakura gel pen Glaze.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large.  Sizzix Sizzlits Swirl Decorative #3.  Cuttlebug embossing folder Stars.  Punches: Woodware Star.  Embellishments: Red, blue glitter.  Papermania adhesive stones. 



Hints and Tips
If you don't have ribbon to match you project you could always make faux ribbon.  Apply a strip of double sided tape to your background paper and cover it in glitter.


This card was entered into the following challenges:

A Spoonfull of Sugar:  Challenge 124 Sparkle and Shine
Crafty Creations Challenges:  Challenge #88 A Sketch 

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Trick or Treat Bag


To create this decorated brown paper lunch bag I used Stamps: Magnolia Broom Tilda, Halloween Edwin, Bat.  Sizzix Halloween.  Card stock: white hammered, orange, green, black.  Papers: K & Company Seasonal Papers.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Dies: Sizzix Original Large Bare Tree.  Cuttlebug embossing folder Forest Branches.  Punches: Martha Stewart Spiders Web.  Embellishments: Papermania adhesive gems.  Green embroidery floss. 


Hints and Tips
To add more dimension to Tilda I pierced holes into her bodice and threaded embroidery floss through the holes.

This card was entered into the following challenges:

Magnolia-licious Highlites: Fall themed and use a brown paper lunch bag.
Just Magnolia Challenge: Week 75 Anything Goes.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Hedgy in the Autumn


To create this card I used Stamps: Penny Black Sweet Surrender.  Habico Autumn Leaves.  Card-io Leaves of Autumn.  Card stock: White hammered, brown.  Papers: DP Dovecraft Abstract Prints.  Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Deckled Rectangle.  Sizzix Sizzlits Leaf #2.  Punches: Fiskars border punch.  Embellishments: Papermania clear embossing powder.  Yellow ribbon, frosted shrink plastic, green wire. 


Hints and Tips
I needed buttons for this project so I decided to make my own out of shrink plastic.  I die cut three leaves out of shrink plastic.  Punched two holes in the centre of each  leaf.  Coloured them in using Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.  Then I shrank them.

This card was entered into the following challenges:

Sir Stampalot Challenge: Autumn Breezes, Buttons and a Bow.
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge: Challenge 48 Autumn Inspiration
Penny Black at Allsorts: Colours of Autumn

Saturday, 2 October 2010

I Want Candy!


To create this card I have used Stamps: Stampendous Costume Kids.  Spiders web.  Card stock: White hammered, orange, black.  Papers: DP Reminisce Sweet Tooth.  Black.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Sakura gel pen Glaze.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Deckled Rectangles.  Punches: Martha Stewart Spiders Web.  Woodware Lever Film.  Embellishments: Orange glitter.  Dovecraft black & orange ribbon.  Papermania brad. 

 

Hints and Tips
Use glue dots to make interesting embellishments stick them on your project and then cover with glitter or flock.

This card was entered into the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girl Blog:  Colour challenge #1 Black, orange and white.
Sketch and Stash Challenge:  Challenge #45, the sketch was rotated and the stash is the Stampendous Costume Kids stamp.