My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Friday, 30 December 2011

Red and White Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Sally.  This week's challenge is a Non Christmas theme.  Our Christmas themes will be back in February.  The theme for this week is Red and White.  The design must be red and white with the exception of skin, fur and hair. 


We are sponsored by Crafty Emma's Store.


The prize will be from her store.


Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Anita's Stamp - Happy Birthday.
Forever Friends Stamp - Free stamp from Docraft's magazine.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Papers - Christmas Assortment.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Doiley.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
To make the white bear stand out more I have added shadow to it using a grey Copic marker.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenge: Challenge 26 Anything Goes.


Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Georgie Porgie Nutcrafters DT Card Sneak Peek

Midway challenge reminder for the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog.  The challenge for this week is make a Happy New Year card or project. Remember your card or project must have a Nutcrafters image on it to qualify for the prize.



Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Stamps - Georgie Porgie due for release 9th January 2012.
Firework Stamps - I don't know who makes them.
Sizzix Extended Cuts Die - Frosting Numbers.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers and paper pieced using Sizzix Little Sizzles papers.
Hints and Tips
The Georgie Porgie stamp by Nutcrafters would be a good investment because it has so many possible uses, you could use it for an anniversary card, valentine's card and a child's birthday card.


This card was entered into the following challenges:
Crafts And Me Challenge: Challenge #66 Christmas Bumper Challenge Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 23 December 2011

Thank You Winter Wonderland DT Card


Over at Winter Wonderland we are having a DT call for 2 new members so if you want to get better organised with your Christmas cards next year then hop over and apply.

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Suzi.  This week's challenge is a Non Christmas theme as we are getting close to the big day.  Our Christmas themes will be back in February.


Thank You with a Recipe
It's always nice to send a Thank You card when we've received such wonderful Christmas Gifts so we would like to see you use
3 papers, 3 flowers, 1 ribbon and of course 1 image.

We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp
who are very generously giving the winner a $15 Gift Certificate.


Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Papers - Christmas Assortment.
Cricut Cartridge - George and Basic Shapes.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large.
Sizzix Orignal Large Die - Pine Tree.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
Embellishments from own stash.

Hints and Tips
You can use a photograph of the recipient of the gift.  For my card I have used a photograph of my children so they can use it to send to their friends.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Stampin' For The Weekend: Challenge #23 Anything Goes.

I'd like to wish all my followers and friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Celebrate Nutcrafters DT Card

This week's challenge over at Nutcrafters create a Happy New Year card or project.   Remember your card or project must have a Nutcrafters image on it to qualify for the prize.


This weeks fabulous prize for the lucky winner of Challenge 8 is a £10 gift voucher to spend in the Nutcrafters shop.




Here is my card for this weeks challenge.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Digi Stamp Squares - Summer Collection.
Dovecraft Stamps - Greetings Galore.
Butterfly Kisses Stamp - Firework Frenzy.
Sizzix Extended Cuts Die - Small Stuff.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers and Sakura Stardust gel pens.
Hints and Tips
Look through you stamp stash and you will be amazed with all the alternative uses you can get out of one stamp.  This digital stamp is from a summer collection but it can be used for so many other things.

This card was entered into the following challenges.
The Crafty Pad:  Challenge #152 Anything But Christmas.

Over at Winter Wonderland we are having a DT call for 2 new members so if you want to get better organised with your Christmas cards next year then hop over and apply.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 19 December 2011

Snowy

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Penny Black Stamps - Snowy, Carolling Penguins.
Martha Stewart Border Trim - Snowflakes.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
If you have to make a batch of cards make sure you use a simple design.  I love using this snowman because he is so simple to colour in.

This card was entered into the following challenge.
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Challenge #49 Last Minute Xmas Makes.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 16 December 2011

Christmas Mix Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Kate she has chosen for this weeks challenge Be Different. We want to see a Christmas Card or Project using an image for a purpose it was not meant for.


We are sponsored by


Who are offering the winner 3 digital images of their choice.

Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Christmas Mix.
Anita's Stamp - Happy Birthday.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Papers - Christmas assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels One.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
This stamp is actually a Christmas stamp it has a holly leaf in the corner of it, if you don't ink the holly leaf up you can use this stamps for lots of occasions I am using it for a birthday but it would also be a good one for mother's day.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts: Challenge #97 Time To Party.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Winter Walk Nutcrafters DT Card

Midway challenge reminder for the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog. The challenge for this week is make a Christmas card or project for a with a Winter theme. So create your card or project using a Nutcrafters image.

Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Stamps - Winter Walk, Christmas Trio.
Card-io Stamps - Winter Flurry.
Dovecraft Design Papers - Victorian Christmas.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large.
L-Em.Com Punch - Stamen.
Embellishments from Nutcrafters.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.


Hints and Tips
To give the white flowers more dimension I inked the middle of the flower with green ink then added a glittered stamen and a brad.


This card was entered into the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge: Week 161 Traditional Christmas Colours.
Papertake Weekly: I'm Dreaming Of A (Traditional) Christmas.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 9 December 2011

In The Snow Drift Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Marianne she has chosen for this weeks challenge Let It Snow. We want to see a Christmas Card or Project with snow on it it could be snowflakes, snowmen, people having fun in the snow.


We are sponsored by Delicious Doodles.
Who are giving away a fabulous prize of 3 free digital images.

Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Magnolia Stamp - In The Snow Drift.
Papermania Stamps - Penelope and Percy Sentiments.
Card-io Stamps - Winter Flurry.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Wonky Rectangles.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
If you don't have a design paper to suit your design make your own.  The background on this card was stamped using Memento dye based inks and Card-io Winter Flurry stamps.


This card was entered into the following challenges:
Moving Along With The Times: Challenge 127 Last Minute Christmas.
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 194 Anything Goes.


Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Harriet With Sledge Nutcrafters DT Card

This week's challenge over at Nutcrafters  is Winter Wonderland we would love you to create a Christmas card or project with a winter theme. Remember your card or project must have a Nutcrafters image on it to qualify for the prize. 


This weeks fabulous prize for the lucky winner of Challenge 7 is a £10 gift voucher to spend in the Nutcrafters shop.




Here is my card for this weeks challenge.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Stamps - Harriet Hurst Harriet With Sledge, Winter Wall.
Dovecraft Design Papers - HoHoHo.
Marianne Designs Creatables Die - Icicles.
Woodware Punch - Snowflake.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Get more out of  your stamps by masking them and don't be afraid to mix and match your stamps.

This card was entered into the following challenges.
Crafts and Me Challenges: Challenge #64 Winter (Snow/Snowflakes).
One Stop Craft Challenge: Week 160 Let It Snow.
Totally Papercrafts: Challenge #95 Let It Snow.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 2 December 2011

Here Comes Christmas Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by me I have chosen for this weeks challenge Christmas/Winter Birthday.  We want to see a Christmas/Winter themed Birthday Card or Project.



We are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.
Who are giving away a fabulous prize of 4 free digital images.

Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Here Comes Christmas.
Anita's Stamp - Happy Birthday.
Dovecraft Design Paper - Winter Wonderland.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Labels Seventeen.
Martha Stewart Punch - Snowflake.
Woodware Punch - Snowflake.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
When choosing what Christmas design papers to buy consider buying winter themed ones as the scraps can be used up to make Winter birthday cards.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts: Challenge 95 Let It Snow.
4 Crafty Chicks: Challenge #66 Birthday.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Nutcrafters Sneak Peek Polly Put The Kettle On.

I'd like to show you a sneak peek of the soon to be released Nursery Rhyme Collection from Nutcrafters. The stamps will be made from clear polymer and will retail between £4.00 and £4.50. They will be released on the 9th January 2012.




This beautiful image is called Polly Put the Kettle On.


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Stamp - Polly Put The Kettle On.
Echo Park Design Paper - Country Drive.
Nutcrafters Embellishment - Love.
The rest of the embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
This image could be used for a child's birthday card or you could use it to make a let's have a coffee together card.

Keep looking on the Nutcrafters blog to see more sneak peeks of these adorable Nursery Rhyme stamps.

This card was entered into the following challenge:
Papertake Weekly: Sketchie Time.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Nutcrafters DT Card Merry Christmas

Midway challenge reminder for the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog.  The challenge for this week is make a Christmas card or project for a  friend.  So create your card or project using a Nutcrafters image.

Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Digital Image.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Paper - All Wrapped Up.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Pine Trim.
Cuttlebug Die - Loopy Flower.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The bow on top of the present was created with a flower die I just used half of it. 

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Challenge #101 Anything Goes.
Love Linda xxx

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Nutcrafters Stamp Trio Sets

I'd like to tell you about the Nutcrafters just released Stamp Trio Sets. These are fantastic value for money stamp sets you get 3 clear polymer stamps that co-ordinate together for just £4.

Space Trio in this set you get an alien, rocket ship and astronaut.

Card Recipe
Easel Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Stamp Set - Space Trio.
DCWV Papers - Nana's Kids.
Sizzix Embossing Folder - Summer Set.
Cricut Cartridge - Paper Doll Dress Up (used to cut the city scape).
Embellishments from own stash.
These images where coloured in using Copic markers.



Vintage Trio 1 in this set you get perfume label, cameo and bird cage.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Stamps - Vintage Trio Set 1.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Petite Ovals Large, Labels Ten.
Woodware Punch - Grass.
Papermania - White Flowers.
Embellishments from own stash.
The cameo was coloured in using Copic markers.
The background was created using the birdcage and perfume bottle label stamps, which where heat embossed then inked over using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tumbled Glass.




Vintage Trio Set 2 in this set you get lock, key, post card and pocket watch.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Stamps - Vintage Trio Set 2.
Fleur De Lis Rectangle.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Diamond Plate.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - ZigZag.
Embellishments from own stash.
The watch was coloured in using Copic markers.
The background was created using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

These cards where entered into the following challenge:
Crafty Cardmakers: Challenge #57 Heat Embossing ( the second and third card are heat embossed).

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 28 November 2011

Holiday Cheer!

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Sizzix and Hero Arts Stamp and Die Cut - Holiday Cheer.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The strip of glitter was added using double sided tape.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges: Challenge 94 Christmas.
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C115 Snow. 

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 25 November 2011

We Three Kings Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Squirrel she has chosen for this weeks challenge The Nativity so use any baby Jesus, angel, shepherd etc images. We want to see a Christmas Card or Project with a nativity theme.

We are sponsored by

The prize is a $15 Gift Certificate.


Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Rubbadubbadoo Stamps - Three Wise Men, Shepherd.
Card-io Stamps - Festive Bouquet.
Karen Foster Design Paper - Twinkling Trees.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
After stamping the holly leaves around the edge of the main image I added red berries using a Sakura Red Glaze pen to to add a pop of extra colour.


This card was entered into the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot Challenge: November Challenge Blue and Green.
Stampin' For The Weekend: Challenge #21 Friends (I think these wise men look like a group of friends having fun).

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Christmas Crackers!

Cracker Recipe
A4 piece of purple holographic card.
Cracker Template - Which can be found here (thank you Angie from Papertake Challenge for discovering this template it's fabulous).
Nutcrafters stamp - Christmas Trio.
All Night Media stamp - Christmas tree.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Scallop Dot.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
I used elastic to attach the ribbons so I can remove them to fill the box when I am ready. 

This cracker was entered into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Christmas Crackers but not literally!
Moving Along With The Times: Ribbons and Bows.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

A Christmas Card For a Friend Nutcrafters DT Card

This weeks challenge over at Nutcrafters is create a Christmas Card or a Project for a Friend.  Remember your card must have a Nutcrafters image on it to qualify for the prize.  There is no freebie digi this week but there will be random freebies through out the year so keep looking.


 The prize for the challenge winner will be a £10 gift voucher for the Nutcrafters on line shop.




Here is my card for this weeks challenge.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Nutcrafters Stamp - Hanging a Stocking.
Stampendous Cling Stamp - Snow Brackets.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Paper - Merry Argyle.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Don't be afraid to mix and match your stamp collections you will be surprised by what combinations you can come up with.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
 The Crafty Pad: Challenge #148 Festive Cheer.

Love Linda xxx