My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Monday, 28 February 2011

Chloe in the Rain

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Pink Gem Designs Stamp - Chloe in the Rain.
DP Doodlebug Design Inc - Easter Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Small Deckled Rectangles.
Embellishments from stash.
Coloured with Copic markers, Sakura gel Stardust pens.

Hints and Tips
Glossy Accents was added to the rain drops to make them look more dimensional.

This card was entered for the following challenge:
A Gem of a Challenge: Challenge 15 Buttons, Brads, Beads, Bows.

Penny Circle

These are two cards I have made for the Penny Circle Card Challenge as you all know I am Penny Black obsessed.
Penny Black Stamps - Betsy Bluebell, Heart Flutter.

Penny Black Stamps - Easter Tricks, Easter Bonnet.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Santa Paws DT Card

It's time for another challenge over at Winter Wonderland.  The challenge for this week was set by Janet she has chosen include an animal, so we want to see your Christmas creations with an animal on it.  Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp.


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Personal Impressions Stamp - Christmas Santa Paws.
DP Papermania - Festive Frolics.
Sizzix Extended Cuts - Festive Lights.
Embellishments - Deco Art Glamour Dust Crystal.
Coloured with Copic markers, Sakura Glaze gel pens.

Hints and Tips
I triple embossed the light bulbs to give them a shiny gloss and make them stand out more.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday: Week #143.
Diecut Dreams Christmas Club: Challenge #54 Matching Card and Tag.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Tilda with Lady Bug

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Magnolia Stamp - Tilda with Ladybug.
Papermania Stamp - Sweet Nothings.
DP Doodlebug Design Inc - Spring Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Standard Circles Large.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Flower Fantasy.
Sizzix BigZ Die- Decorative Accent W/Flower.
Tonic Studio - Flower Punch.
Embellishments from stash.
Coloured with Copic markers, Sakura gel glaze pens.
Hints and Tips
I used a Sakura glaze gel pen to colour the wellies in to give them a rubber look.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Sunday Sketch and Stamp: Challenge #47 Lisa's Sketch.
Magnolia-licious Highlites: The theme is Spring.
Totally Tilda: How Does Your Garden Grow.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Henbury Lane

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Papermania Stamps - Henbury Lane.
DP Papermania - Henbury Lane.
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 10.
Embellishments from stash.
Coloured with Marvy Le Plume markers.
Hints and Tips
When using brush markers apply the colours to the stamp starting with the lightest colour first.  I have applied to shades of pink to create depth.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C75 Use Dies to Create a Card.
The Ribbon Girl Blog: Colour Challenge #5 Cream, pink, brown.

Friday, 18 February 2011

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas DT Card.

It's time for another challenge over at Winter Wonderland.  The challenge for this week was set by Marianne she has chosen It's beginning to look alot like Christmas, so we want to see your Christmas creations.  Our sponsor this week is Delicious Doodles.


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Trim Craft - Pepper's Christmas Party, Hide and Seek.
Trim Craft Papers - Pepper's Christmas Party.
Martha Stewart Punch - Holly.
The Ribbon Girls - Red Ribbon (a fabulous prize from the Penny Black Saturday Challenge).
Embellishments from stash.
Coloured with Derwent Inktense Watercolour pencils.
Hints and Tips
When adding embellishments remember less is more and try to make them match the colours in your design or complement.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Sketch N Stash Challenge Blog: Challenge #55 (new papers and stamps bought in local craft show).

Thursday, 17 February 2011

It's Raining

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Magnolia Stamps - Rain Cloud, Tussock.
Stampabilities - Oh! Happy Days, Hooray.
DCWV Papers - Nana's Kids.
Martha Stewart Punch - Bath Bubbles.
Embellishments from stash.
Coloured with Copic markers, distress inks.
Hints and Tips
You can make glittered faux ribbon using double sided tape and glitter.  Just stick the tape where you would like the ribbon to be, then apply glitter make sure to rub the glitter into the tape to make it stick well. 

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew: Friendship.
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Putting On The Glitz.
Sketch Saturday: Week #142.
House Mouse and Friends: Challenge #89 Favourite House Mouse Stamp ( I like to use the individual mice and make up my own scene).

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Happy Easter Edwin

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Magnolia Stamps - Edwin with Egg Basket, Wooden Fence, Little Hoppy, Banner of Flags, Tussock.
DCWV Papers - Spring Mat Stack.
Martha Stewart Punch - Blossom Trim.
Embellishments from stash.
Coloured with Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
If you are stuck for ideas start tidying up your crafting area you never know what you might find that will inspire you.

This  card was entered into the following challenges:
Magnolia Down Under Challenge: Challenge #83 A Sketch by Kristy Young.


Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Birthday Recipe

This card was created using Stamps: Penny Black Birthday Recipe.  Papermania Love stamps.  Docrafts Creativity! free cover gift.  Card stock: White hammered, brown.  Papers: DP Doodlebug Designs Inc.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Punches: X-Cut Multi Shaper.  Martha Stewart Doily Lace.  Woodware flower.  Embellishments: Papermania self adhesive gems. 
Hints and Tips
If you don't have embellishments to match your papers make your own.  These cakes where made by stamping onto thick card and coloured papers, they where then paper pieced and mounted onto foam pads to add more dimension.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Week 138 Pretty in Pink.
Friday Sketchers: Sketch 141.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Easter Exchange

To create this card I used Stamps: Penny Black Easter Exchange.  Daisy and Dandelion Easter Stamps.  Card stock: White hammered, green. Papers: DP Doodlebug Designs Inc Easter Assortment.  Green, yellow, pink, purple.    Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Papermania shimmer chalks.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large. Sizzix Extended Cuts Grass.  Punches: Tonic Studio flowers.  Woodware grass.  L-Em.com Stamen. Martha Stewart Scallop Dot.  Embellishments: Mini flower brads.  Papermania self adhesive gems.
Hints and Tips
To create sky behind the hedgehogs I used shimmer chalk if you accidentally get chalk in the wrong place you can just rub it off with an eraser.

This card was entered for the following challenges:
Moving Along With the Times: Challenge 85 Photo Inspiration.
Penny Black at Allsorts: February Challenge Say it with Flowers.


Friday, 11 February 2011

To The One I Love DT Card.

It's time for another challenge over at Winter Wonderland.  The challenge for this week was set by Kate she has chosen 'To The One I Love', so we want to see your Christmas or Non Christmas creations for a loved one.  Our sponsor this week is Crafty Emma's Store.  To create this card I used Stamps: Forever Friends All Loved Up.  Hero Arts Happy Valentine's.  Card stock: White hammered, black, teal.  Papers: DP was bought from Capture the Magic.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Punches: X-Cut heart.  Embellishments: Papermania self adhesive stones.  Black ribbon.
Hints and Tips
If you have to make a few Valentine's cards like I do (husband and two children) keep the design simple. 

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew: For a Loved One!
C.R.A.F.T Challenge: Valentine's.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Say it with Flowers

To create this card I used Stamps: Penny Black Sweet Catch, Petals.  Card stock: White hammered, green.  Papers: DP Doodlebug Designs Inc Spring Assortment.  Yellow, green.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large.  Punches: Woodware grass.  X-Cut blossom.  L-Em.com stamen.  Martha Stewart Corner Lattice.  Embellishments:  Anita's yellow ribbon.  Self adhesive gems.  Blue shimmer chalk. 
Hints and Tips
To add more dimension to your flowers push the stamens up away from the flowers with your fingers.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black at Allsorts: February Challenge Say it with Flowers.
Friday Sketchers: Sketch #140.
Sweet Stampin Challenge: Spring Flowers.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Love Is....

To create this card I used Stamps: Penny Black Sweet Surrender.  Studio G hearts.  Inspirations alphabet.  Card stock: White hammered, red, black.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Hearts.  Punches: Martha Stewart Lace Hearts.  Embellishments: Red ribbon.
Hints and Tips
If you can't decide on a colour scheme for your card choose a classic colour scheme.  You can't go wrong with black and red for Valentine's Day. 

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week 89 It Must Be Love Love Love.
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Week 137 Love Is...

Friday, 4 February 2011

Party On! DT Card.

                          
It's time for another challenge over at Winter Wonderland.  The challenge for this week was set by Lynsey she has chosen 'Reach for the Stars', so we want to see your Christmas or non Christmas creations featuring
stars.  Our sponsor this week is Craftbrulee.  To create this card I have used Stamps: Forever Friends (it was a free stamp with a Docrafts Creativity! magazine).  Card stock: White hammered, green and pink, silver glitter.  Papers: DP DCWV Nana's Kids.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.  Copic markers.  Dies: Sizzix Sizzlit Star #4.
Hints and Tips
Don't be afraid to use Christmas stamps for other occasions I have used this one to make a birthday card.  To make it look less Christmassy use non Christmas colours like I have.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Truly Scrumptious: Challenge 50 A Sketch.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

I love you this much

To create this card I used Stamps: Stampabilities Oh! Happy Days, I Can Catch It!  Penny Black Go With Your Heart.  Card stock: White hammered, red, dark pink.  Papers: DP Papermania Valentine pack.  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Dies: Nellies Multi Frames.  Punches: X-Cut Heart.  Embellishments: Red ribbon.  Deco Art Glamour Dust Crystal. 
Hints and Tips
I made this easel card 10cms squared this enabled me to use left over scraps of design papers from last year.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge: Challenge #88 All about hearts.
Sir Stampalot Challenge: February Challenge All Creatures Great and Small.