My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Frosty's Friend

To create this card I used Stamps: Stampendous Snowman.  Great Impressions Snow Flurry.  Card stock: White hammered, purple, green.  Papers: DP Smirk Noel.  Blue, pink, purple.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Tim Holtz Distress.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large.  Punches: Martha Stewart Scallop Dot.  Woodware Snowflake.  X-Cut Snowflake.  Embellishments: Papermania adhesive gems, tinsel ribbon.  Buttons own stash.  Deco Art Glamour Dust Crystal. 
Hints and Tips
To add more dimension to the scarf I used a shaping tool on a foam mat to make it more curvy then I attached it using foam pads.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Fab 'N' Funky Challenge: Challenge #50 Going with the Flow.
Crafty Creations Challenge: Challenge #95 Christmas is Coming.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Frosty the Snowman

This card was created using Stamps: Papermania Christmas Stamps 2009.  Great Impressions Snowman.  Card stock: White hammered, green.  Papers: DP K&Co Seasonal.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Tim Holtz Distress.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Dies: Spellbinders Labels Four.  Marianne Creatables LR0125 Snowflake.  Punches: Woodware Snowflake.  Embellishments: Flower Soft Polar White.  Deco Art Glamour Dust Crystal.  Papermania Adhesive Gems, brad.
Hints and Tips
To create a snowy background with distress inks, apply the ink to the card then spray with water using a fine mister then dab off with kitchen roll. 

This card was entered into the following challenges:
A Spoonfull of Sugar: Challenge 131 Anything Goes.
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Christmas With No Red or Green!
The One Stop Craft Challenge: Challenge #107 Snow People.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Joyous Hymn

To create this card I used Stamps: Penny Black Joyous Hymn.  Card stock: White hammered, green.  Papers: DP Dovecraft HoHoHo.  Green.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Tim Holtz Distress.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Sakura gel pen Glaze.  Dies: Spellbinders Labels One.  Punches: X-Cut Embossing Silhouette Holly.  Embellishments: Papermania Adhesive Gems. 
Hints and Tips
The embossing stands out more if you emboss on pearlized paper.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Week 128 A Sketch.
Penny Black at Allsorts: November Challenge It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club: Challenge #44 Christmas Anything Goes.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Thank You Angel

I was lucky enough to win this Digi Image from the Nutty Nutshells Challenge #27.
To create this card I used Stamps: Dovecraft Sentiments.  Digi Image: Nutcrafters Angel Nutshells.  Card stock: White hammered, blue, silver.  Papers: DP Dovecraft Christmas Blues.  Ink: Versafine Onyx Black.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large.  Embellishments: Papermania adhesive gems.  Silver glitter.

Hints and Tips
When applying glitter to your project if it goes over the stamped image scrape it away with a craft knife to keep you image clear and defined. 

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Nutty Nutshells Challenge: Challenge #28 Thankful theme.
Moving Along With the Times: Challenge #73 Sketch.
Creative Inspirations Challenge: Challenge #47 Anything Chrismassy or Winter.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Tilda in the Snow

To create this card I used Stamps: Magnolia Winter Forest, Apples and Cherries Jolly Tilda.  Card stock: White hammered, red, white glittered.  Papers: DP Dovecraft Tis the Season.  Red, green, gold.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Three.  Marianne Creatables Poinsettia.  Cuttlebug embossing folder Snowflakes.  Embellishments: Stickles Gold.  Dovecraft green ribbon.  Flower soft Polar White.  White flock. 
Hints and Tips
To add more interest to the acetate I embossed a snow effect.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot Challenge: Christmas Traditions.
The ABC Challenge: H is for Holidays.
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge #138 Anything Goes!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Let it Snow

To create this card I have used Stamps: Magnolia Snowflurry Tilda, Swirl, So Snowy Snowflake.  Card stock: White hammered, blue, silver, white glittered.  Papers: DP Dovecraft Winter Wonderland.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Tim Holtz Distress.  Colouring: Promarkers.  Copic markers.  Punches: X-Cut Embossing Silhouette.  Woodware Snowflakes.  Martha Stewart Scallop Dot.  Embellishments: Papermania glittered brad, adhesive gem.  Deco Art Glamour Dust Crystal.  Silver glitter.
Hints and Tips
To make the snow effect appear more 3D I attached the snow to the card using foam pads.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Truly Scrumptious: Challenge 45 A sketch optional extra make a Birthday card.
A Spoonfull of Sugar: Challenge 129 Snow/Snowflakes.
Totally Tilda Challenges: Challenge #9 Icy Christmas Tilda use Blue and Silver as the main colours.
Just Magnolia: Anything Goes.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Little Mermaid

To create this card I used Stamps: Magnolia Little Mermaid Tilda, Seaweed.  Card stock: White hammered, blue, shiny blue, green, brown.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Tim Holtz Distress.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Dies: Cuttlebug Seahorse, Seaweed.  Sizzix Waves embossing folder.  Embellishments: Glitter.  Papermania shimmer dots.
Hints and Tips
If you don't have any glitter to match your project you can colour your own.  I use Deco Art Glamour Dust Crystal, I place it into a small bag and add mica pigments to the glitter and then shake the bag to mix the colour through the crystal glitter.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations: Challenge 92 Fables and Fairy Tales.
C.R.A.F.T Challenge: Challenge 75 Dry Embossing.
Moving Along With the Times: Challenge 70 a sketch.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Wonderful News


Wonderful news I have finally realised my ambition to become a freelance designer.  I have had my first piece of work published in the Docrafts Creativity! magazine issue 24.


Hazel in the Autumn


To create this card I used Stamps: Nutshells Hazel.  Kars Ollyfant Autumn.  Card stock: White hammered, orange, brown.  Papers: DP Doodlebug Designs Inc Fall and Halloween assortment.  Orange, brown, green.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy, Summer Sky.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Promarkers.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Ovals Large.  Sizzix Swirl Decorative #4.  Punches: X-cut flowers.  L-Em.com stamen.  Embellishments: Papermania buttons, adhesive gems, bow.  Brown ribbon. 




Hints and Tips
Paper piecing is a good way of using up small scraps of DP papers.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Nutty Nutshells Challenge: Challenge #27 A recipe.
Moving Along With the Times: Challenge 70 Card for a child.