My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Monday, 31 January 2011

With Love

To create this card I used Stamps: Penny Black A Tender Hug, Petals.  Papermania Honey and Hugs.  Card stock: White hammered, green, pink.  Papers: Doodlebug Design Inc Easter assortment.  Orange, pink.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Versamark Watermark.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Dies: Sizzix Sizzlit medium Flourishes and Swirls.  Punches: X-Cut border Scallop, flower.  Embellishments: Wow clear embossing powder.  Papermania self adhesive gems. 
Hints and Tips
If you don't have a flower punch you can always stamp flowers and cut them out like I have on this card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Week 136 A Sketch by Pauline.
Creative Inspirations Challenge: Challenge 52 Valentine's/Love.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Love is all around you

               
To create this card I used Stamps: The Greetings Farm Miss Anya Collection, My Guy Ian.  Card stock: White hammered, red, black.  Papers: DP Martha Stewart Seasonal Pad.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Derwent watercolour pencils.  Copic markers.  Dies: Sizzix Bigz Die Frame, Lace Heart.  Embellishments: Small brads.  Papermania self adhesive gems. 
 
Hints and Tips
To add more dimension to this card I used different thicknesses of foam pads to Ian and Anya.  Ian is on the thinner pads so he looks slightly further away.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Anyone for Anya?: Use 2 Images.
A Spoonfull of Sugar: Challenge 136 Valentine.

It's Christmas Time DT Card.

It's time for another challenge over at Winter Wonderland.
The challenge for this week was set by Kate she has chosen My Sentiments Exactly! (Use a sentiment as your focal point on a card).   We have two sponsors this week Simon Says Stamp and Sentiments for You.  To create this card I used Stamps: Dovecraft Fantasy Fairies.  Digital Image: Sentiments for You.  Card stock: White hammered, teal.  Papers: DP Daisy and Dandelion Penelope and Percy.  Inks: Versafine Onyx Black.  Tim Holtz Distress.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One.  Embellishments: Wow Embossing Glitter Clear Sparkle.  Anita's ribbon.  Papermania self adhesive gems. 

Hints and Tips
When using a detailed stamp for heat embossing you need to use a fine embossing powder otherwise the image doesn't come out very defined.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge: Let's Heat it Up! (I chose heat embossing).
Fab N Funky Challenge: Delight in Your Digi.


Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Blip!

To create this card I used Stamps: TPC Studio Blips and Beeps.  Card stock: White hammered, orange, blue.  Papers: DP DCWV Nana's Kids.  Inks: Versafine Onyx Black.  Colorbox Classic pigment.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Deckled Rectangles.  Punches: X-Cut Scallop.  Embellishments: Mini brads.  Papermania self adhesive gems.  Papermania clear embossing powder.
Hints and Tips
To add more dimension to the robot I heat embossed it then added tiny brads for buttons and two gem stones for his eyes.

This card was entered into the following Challenges:

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

January Sales

To create this card I used Stamps: Penny Black Aiming to Please.  Woodware Francoise Alphabet.  Card stock: White hammered, light teal.  Papers: DP Daisy and Dandelion Percy and Penelope.  Lilac shimmer.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Punches: Martha Stewart Snowflake, Scallop Dot.  Embellishments: Self adhesive gems. 
Hints and Tips
When I was colouring the image in I didn't like the colour I had used on the top parcel so rather than recolour the whole image again, I just stamped the parcel again coloured it in a better colour choice, cut it out and stuck it over the original image. 

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Week 135 January Sales (the background papers where bought in the sales). 


Friday, 21 January 2011

Good News

What's the best way to start the New Year? Answer becoming one of the new Winter Wonderland Design Team members.  I can officially make the announcement today, I would like to have told you all sooner but I had to keep it a secret until today.  This weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland is Pink and Purple.  We are sponsored by Pink Gem Designs.
To create this card I used Stamps: Pink Gem Designs Sitting Chloe.  Card stock: White hammered, purple.  Papers: DP Daisy and Dandelion Picnic Patch.  Purple, pink.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Lulu Lavender.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large.  Punches: Martha Stewart Scallop Dot.  Woodware Daisy.  Embellishments: Square brads.  Papermania self adhesive gems. 
Hints and Tips
Use a pokey tool to make a hole in the flowers before adding the brad it stops the paper from tearing.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Sketch N Stash Challenge Blog: Challenge 53 (The DP papers are old).

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Love Is

To create this card I used Stamps: Papermania Umbrella by John Byars.  Hero Arts Clouds.  Little Claire Designs Splishing & Splashing.  Woodware Francoise Alphabet.  Card stock: White hammered, blue.  Papers: Doodlebug Designs Inc Easter Assortment.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Tim Holtz Distress.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Sakura gel pens Stardust.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One.  Embellishments: Papermania self adhesive shimmer dots. 
Hints and Tips
Don't worry if you don't have any Valentine's day stamps try thinking outside of the box.  Any images where there are two characters will work really well.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Fab 'N' Funky Challenge: Challenge #56 Animal Magic.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Cupids Arrow

To create this card I used Stamps: Penny Black Cupid at Work, Go With Your Heart.  Card stock: White hammered, blue.  Papers: Red.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog.  Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink.    Colouring: Copic markers.  Punches: X-Cut Heart.  Embellishments: Cosmic Mist.  Docraft self adhesive hearts.  Red Ribbon.  Wow opaque white embossing powder.  Love charm. 

Hints and Tips
If you don't have a background paper to suit your project make your own.  To make this background I stamped and heat embossed the heart stamp then sprayed over it using cosmic mist.

This card was entered into the following challenge:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Week 134 Card Buffet I chose patterened paper (which I made), ribbon, gems and a charm.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Snowball Fun

To create this card I have used Stamps: Penny Black Snowball Fun!  Card stock: White hammered, navy, white glittered.  Papers: DP Dovecraft Winter Wonderland.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Punches: Woodware circle, snowflake.  Embellishments: Deco Art Glamour Dust.  Papermania self adhesive gems.  Dovecraft printed ribbon.
Hints and Tips
This snowball fight stamp could be used for Christmas and Winter Birthdays.

This card was entered into the following challenge:

Snow Day

To create this card I have used Stamps: Anita's Happy Birthday.  Artemio Snowmen.  Card stock: White hammered, dark blue, white glittered.  Papers: DP from Baker Ross.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Embellishments: Self adhesive gem stones.
Hints and Tips
If you can't think of an idea for a card, make a card that suits the season in this case winter.

This card was entered into the following challenge:
Moving Along Withe the Times: Challenge 81 Dreams.  My dream is a snow day with the kids.

Snowy Anya

To create this card I have used Stamps: Anita's Happy Birthday.  The Greetings Farm Anya Rain, Snow and Shine.  Card stock: White hammered, green.  Papers: DP K&Co Seasonal Pad.  Teal.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.  Punches: Martha Stewart Snowflake.  Embellishments: Frosted shrink plastic.  Jump ring.  Teal ribbon.  Papermania glitter brads.  Mini pom poms.
Hints and Tips
This card was made for my niece.  If you add a jump ring to the shrink plastic embellishment it can be used as a necklace.

This card was entered into the following challenge:
One Stop Craft Challenge: Week #113 A Card For A Child.

Snow Dust

To create this card I have used Stamps: Penny Black Snow Dust.  Anita's Happy Birthday.  Card stock: White hammered, black.  Inks: Tim Holtz Distress.  Embellishments: Self adhesive gems.  Black ribbon.  Deco Art Glamour Dust Crystal.  Black embossing powder. 
Hints and Tips
This card is for my dad's birthday.  For men's cards it is a good idea to keep the design clean and simple.

This card was entered into the following challenge:
Sir Stampalot Challenge: January A Winters Tale.

Cupid at Work.

To create this card I have used Stamps: Anita's Happy Birthday.  Penny Black Cupid at Work.  Card stock: White hammered, pink.  Papers: DP K&Co Seasonal Pad, pink.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic makers.  Punches: X-Cut Embossing Silhouette.  Embellishments: Ribbon, mini buttons.  Docraft self adhesive heart gem stones.
 Hints and Tips
Valentine stamps can be used for wedding cards and anniversary cards as well.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black at Allsorts: January Challenge All you need is love.
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Week 133 New Beginnings.  I chose new love.

It's Been Too Long.

It feels brilliant to be card making again boy have I missed it. The children were off for Christmas so my husband and I took them to Disney Land Florida for Christmas.  Luckily for us we flew out of Manchester the day before the snow landed.  My son didn't think so he wanted to be at home playing in the snow with his friends.  We came back in the New Year but it takes forever to get all the washing and ironing done.




I will post some cards shortly love Linda.