My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Friday, 29 April 2011

Snow Much Fun DT Card

It's time for another challenge over at Winter Wonderland.  The challenge for this week was set by Marianne she has chosen Snow Much Fun as her challenge, so we want to see a Christmas card or project with someone or something having fun in the snow.

 Our sponsor for this week is Stamping With The Dragon.


They are offering one lucky winner 3 digis of their own choice.  Wow what a prize!

Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Pink Gem Designs Stamp - Max and Snowman.
Papermania Design Paper - Festive Frolics.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels Seventeen.
Woodware Punch - Snowflakes.
Embellishments from stash.
Hints and Tips
I faux embossed the green die cut by punching snowflakes out of the same colour as the die cut and sticking them on.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Moving Along With the Times: Challenge 96 Anything Goes.


Love
Linda xx

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Catnap

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Catnap.
Magnolia Stamp - Banner of Flags.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Design Paper - Freedom Stripe.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Scallop Dots.
Embellishments from own stash.
Coloured with Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I have used a cottonwool bud to apply the blue shimmer chalk for the sky it gives it a lovely cloudy effect.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girls: Colour Challenge #7 Red, White and Blue.
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Week 148 Happily Ever After.
Penny Circle Challenge: Bright and Bold.


Love
Linda xx

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Hedgie and Ducklings

Happy Easter everyone hope you are having a lovely sunny day and the Easter Bunny has brought you lots of chocolate.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Hedgie and Ducklings, Salutations.
Anita's Stamp - Duck.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Scallop Dots.
Woodware Punch - Flowers, Blink, Leaf.
X-Cut Punch - Blossom.
Embellishments from own stash.
Coloured with Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I used mulberry paper to make these flowers the texture of the paper makes them more dimensional.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 161 No Text.
C.R.A.F.T Challenge: Challenge 99 Flowers.



Love
Linda xx

Friday, 22 April 2011

Silhouette DT Card

It's time for another challenge over at Winter Wonderland.  The challenge for this week was set by Kate she has chosen a Silhouette challenge, so we want to see a Christmas card or project with a Silhouette on it.

 Our sponsor for this week is Simon Says Stamp.


Who are very generously giving the winner a $15 Gift Certificate.  Wow what a prize!

Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Inkadinkado Stamps - Angel, Snowflake.
Embellishments from stash.

Hints and Tips
I used Versafine Onyx Black ink for this image as it leaves a crisper image.  I used the edge of the angel stamp on the black card, which I stamped in white ink and heat embossed with clear powder. 

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges: Challenge #20 Anything Goes.
Love
Linda xx

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Barrowful

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Barrowful.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Paper - Easter Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Petite Ovals Large.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
X-Cut - Flower.
Embellishments from own stash.
Coloured with Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I used a small hole punch to make the centres in the small blossoms.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Week 147 Easter Extravaganza.
The Crafty Pad: Week 117 Easter.

 
Love
Linda xx

Monday, 18 April 2011

Tilda with Flowing Hair

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Magnolia Stamp - Tilda with Flowing Hair.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Paper - Spring Assortment.
X-Cut Shape Cutter - Circles.
X-Cut Punch - Flower.
Sizzix Originals Small Die - Cloud.
Sizzix Decorative Strip Die - Grass.
Embellishments from own stash.
Coloured with Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I made this card to use up design paper scraps.  This card was made using the aperture that was left behind after I had used the paisley circle on another card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia Challenge: Challenge 102 Happy Birthday.
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 106 Weather Inspired!


Love
Linda xx

Friday, 15 April 2011

Classic Christmas

It's time for another challenge over at Winter Wonderland.  The challenge for this week was set by Lynsey   she has chosen a mistletoe challenge, so we want to see a Christmas card or project with mistletoe on it.

 Our sponsor for this week is Crafty Emma's Shop.

 She is offering a wonderful prize of a £10 voucher to spend in her online store. Wow what a prize!
Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Papermania Stamps - Classic Christmas.
Papermania Design Paper - Classic Christmas.
Sizzix Sizzlit Die - Mistletoe.
Embellishments from stash.

Hints and Tips
To give the die cut mistletoe more dimension I have layered up the pieces of card and I have also coloured the edges of the die cut.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Truly Dimensional.
Christmas Card Challenges: Week #19 Bows. 
Love
Linda xx

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Easter Bunny

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Art Impressions Stamp - Easter Bunny.
Card-io Stamp - Egg.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Design Paper - Spring Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels One.
Woodware Punch - Daisy.
L-Em.com Punch - Stamen.
Embellishments from own stash.
Coloured with Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
When applying chalk I use cotton wool buds these are really good for getting into small areas around an image.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Stampin for the Weekend: Challenge #7 Easter.
A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge: Challenge #147 All Creatures Great and Small.
The Sisterhood of Crafters: It's an Easter Extravaganza.


Love
Linda xx

Monday, 11 April 2011

Rain Showers

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
CC Designs Stamp - Spring Set.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Design Paper - Easter, Spring Assortment.
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page - Bubble Bath.
Sizzix Original Small Die - Cloud.
Woodware Punch - Rain Drop.
EK Sucess Punch - Wave Flourish.
Embellishments from own stash.
Coloured with Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I have highlighted the clouds with a Copic marker to make them stand out from the background.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations: Challenge #113 Rain Showers.

Love
Linda xx

Friday, 8 April 2011

Photo Inspiration DT Card

It's time for another challenge over at Winter Wonderland.  The challenge for this week was set by me I have chosen a Photo Inspiration challenge, so we want to see a Christmas card or project which was inspired by this photo. I chose to use the red and green from the photo for my card.


 Our sponsor for this week is PollyCraft Designs.

They are offering a fabulous prize of 5 digis.

Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamps - Holly Jolly, Starlit.
X -Cut Punch - Scallop.
Martha Stewart Punch - Pine Branches.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels 17.
Embellishments from stash.
Coloured with Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
If you don't have a design paper to match your scheme make your own.  I made this paper using distress inks and red glitter.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes with the optional extra of something new.

Love
Linda xx

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Easter Anya

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
The Greetings Farm Stamp - Anya Easter.
CC Designs Stamp - Spring Set.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Design Paper - Easter Assortment.
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page - Bubble Bath.
Ellison Thin Cuts - Easter Egg/Jelly Beans.
Cuttlebug Die - Flower.
Embellishments from own stash.
Coloured with Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
When making embellishments for your card try to colour match them with your main image it gives it a more co-ordinated look.

This card was entered into the following challenges:

Love
Linda xx

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Betsy Bluebell

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Betsy Bluebell.
Dovecraft Design Paper - A Hint of Pink.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Petite Ovals Large.
Tonic Studios Punch - Butterfly, Flower.
Woodware Punch - Mini Butterfly.
Embellishments from own stash.
Coloured with Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
To add glitter to the large butterfly I added sticky tape to the back of the wings to cover the holes then covered it in black glitter.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black at Allsorts: April Challenge Black and White plus One.
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Week 145 a Sketch by Domi.

Love
Linda xx

Monday, 4 April 2011

Tilda with Heart Dress

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Magnolia Stamps - Tilda with Heart Dress, Edwin with Egg Basket.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Paper - Easter Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels 17.
Martha Stewart Punch - Scallop Dot.
EK Sucess Punch - Retro Flower.
X-Cut Punch - Flower.
Embellishments from own stash.
Coloured with Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Pick your colour scheme first or design paper then colour your image in to match.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia Challenge: Week 100 Anything Goes and adding buttons.
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge #158 Couples.
Allsorts Challenge:  Week 97 Blooming Blossoms.
The Crafty Pad Challenge: Challenge 115 Flowers.
Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge:  April Challenge use Edwin and Tilda.


Love
Linda xx

Friday, 1 April 2011

Teddy Bears Christmas DT Card

It's time for another challenge over at Winter Wonderland.  The challenge for this week was set by Denise she has chosen Teddy Bears Christmas, so we want to see your Christmas creations with teddies on it.  Our sponsor for this week is
Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Stamp - It Stamp - Christmas Bear Fun.
Trim Craft Design Paper - Pepper's Christmas Party.
Martha Stewart Punch - Scallop Dot.
Sizzix Originals Small Die - Holly and Berries.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Devine Swirls.
Embellishments from stash.
Coloured with Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
To add a bit of dimension to the card I have used self adhesive gems as berries.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
For Fun Challenges: Christmas is Here!
Craft Your Passion Challenge: Challenge #51 Grin and Bear It!

Love
Linda xx