My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Micey Day

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Transparent Stamps - Micey Day.
Wild Rose Studio Design Paper - Polka Dots.
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Punch - Lattice.
EK Sucess Punch - Wave Flourish.
Woodware Punch - Small Leaf.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
To add interest to this card I have used faux stitching and real stitching.  To make the faux stitching look more realistic I have pierced holes into the card then drew a small stitching line between the two holes.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Week 157 Stitch It Up.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Nutcrafters Digi Stamp Square #6

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Dovecraft Stamp - Happy Anniversary.
K & Company Design Paper - Seasonal Pad.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Classic Hearts.
Sizzix Sizzlit Die - Heart #3.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
 Hints and Tips
This card is for a male so I have used deep purple card to tone down the pink to make it less girly.

This card was entered into the following challenge:
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Male themed Anniversary or Birthday Card.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 27 June 2011

Nutcrafters Digi Stamp Square #5

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Doodlebug  Designs Inc Design Paper - Sugar and Spice.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Doiley Scallop.
Woodware Embossing Punch - Buttons.
Sizzix Sizzlit Die - Cupcake, Candle and Cherry.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
For this card I have used a left over scrap of design paper from Christmas.  Look through your stash of papers you may be surprised what you can use from other seasons.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad: Challenge #127 Bold and Bright.
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Cooking Up a Storm.
Love Linda xxx

Friday, 24 June 2011

Frosty Friends DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Denise and she has chosen Pretty in Pink, so we want to see a Christmas card or project with lots of pink on it.


Our sponsor for this week is Simon Says Stamp
 
 

The prize is a $15 gift certificate.
Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Harriet Hurst Stamp - Frosty Friends.
Lili of the Valley - Sentiment.
Papermania Design Paper - Festive Frolics.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large.
Nellies Multi Frame Die - Round.
Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Snowflake #6, #5.
Woodware Punch - Snowflake.
Martha Stewart Border Trim - Snowflakes.
Embellishments used from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The glitter card I used for the snowflakes actually has roses printed on it but you can't tell after it has been die cut so it is a good way to use up left over scraps.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: M for Monochrome.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Nutcrafters Digi Stamp Square #4

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Martha Stewart Design Papers - Summer Brights.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Bubble Bath.
Woodware Embossing Punch - Buttons.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I didn't have the right coloured shimmer dots so I coloured them in with a yellow Sharpie pen.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Here Comes the Sun.


I have another card to show you today.
Hello Dear
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Hello Dear.
Dovecraft Stamp - Happy Anniversary.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Design Paper - Summer Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels Three.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
X-Cut Punch - Flower.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Make you own bunting by cutting out triangles of scrap paper and attaching them to cord.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black Blog - Penny Black Triangles.

Love Linda xxx

Nutcrafters Digi Stamp Square #3

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Design Paper - Summer Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Reverse Wonky Rectangles.
Marianne Design Creatables Die - LR0151.
Crafts Too Embossing Folder - Daisy.
Sizzix Original Large Die - Flower Daisy #2.
Woodware Embossing Punch - Buttons.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
These flowers where cut from felt using a Sizzix Die, the felt just adds another texture to the card.

This card was entered into the following challenge:
Sir Stampalot Challenge: June Challenge Picture Inspiration.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Tilda With Heart Dress

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x14.5cm.
Magnolia Stamp - Tilda With Heart Dress.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Design Paper - Over the Rainbow.
Spellbinders Nestablities Die - Petite Ovals Large, Labels Ten.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Scallop Dot.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
Cuttlebug Die - Flower.
X-Cut Punch - Small Blossom.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I wanted the ribbon to match the design paper so I used a white organza ribbon and coloured it in using Copic markers.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Challenge #157 Ribbons and Bows.

Love Linda xxx

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Bikini

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Bikini.
Doodlebug Designs Design Paper - You Scream I Scream.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Petite Ovals Large, Labels Ten.
Sizzix Original Large Die - Cupcake and Ice Cream.
Martha Stewart Punch - Scallop Dot.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - D'vine Swirl.
Embellishments used from own stash.
This image was coloured using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
When using die cuts if you emboss them it adds more dimension.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black at Allsorts: June Challenge Your My Favourite.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 20 June 2011

Nutcrafters Digi Stamp Squares #2

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters - Paper Flowers.
Lili of the Valley Stamp - Sentiment.
Echo Park Design Paper - Summer Days.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large, Petite Ovals Large, Labels Ten.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Doily Lace.
Embellishments used from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Colour your image in to co-ordinate with your design paper it is much easier than colouring your image and then trying to find a design paper to match.

This card was entered into the following challenge:
Stamp Something: Something with pretty papers.
 Crafty Creations: Challenge #123 Just Imagine (all dressed up for a party).
Love Linda xxx

Friday, 17 June 2011

Tilda With Heart Dress DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Kate and she has chosen Christmas Flowers, so we want to see a Christmas card or project with Christmas Flowers on it.


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

The prize is a 6 x 6 Crate Paper Snow Day Paper Pad.
Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Magnolia Stamp - Tilda With Heart Dress.
Papermania Duo Stamps - Poinsettia.
Card-io Tapestry Stamps - Festive Bouquet.
Martha Stewart Punch - Flower, Pine Branch.
L-Em.Com Punch - Stamen.
Embellishments from own stash.
The background was heat embossed using red embossing tinsel.
The image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
You don't have to use a Christmas stamp to make a Christmas card just by colouring Tilda in with festive colours it has made her look like she is in her Christmas clothes.

This card was entered into the following challenges:

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Playing Guitar

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Lili of the Valley Stamp - Playing Guitar, Musical Notes.
Me and My Big Ideas Design Paper - Sunshine.
Ellison Thin Cuts Die - Musical Notes.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
When I colour animals noses in I using a Sakura Black Glaze gel pen it gives it a lovely wet look.

This card was entered into the following challenge:
Lili of the Valley Challenge: Challenge #101 Bring on the Music.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Auto Hog

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamps - Pointille, Auto Hog.
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Embossed Zigzag.
Woodware Punch - Embossed Buttons.
This image was coloured using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Make your own designer papers.  These where made using distress inks.  The pale blue background was made by stamping with Versamark then heat embossing with clear powder. 

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Pennyblack Saturday Challenge: Challenge #155 One for the Guys.
Penny Black Blog - Stamped Background.

Love Linda xxx


Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Nutcrafters Digi Stamp Squares #1

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters - Boat Embellishment.
Lili of the Valley Stamp - Sentiment.
Me and My Big Ideas Design Paper - Sunshine Paper Pad.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels One, Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Embossed Zigzag.
Embellishment from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I coloured in the water using a Sakura Glaze gel pen this gives it a glossy effect like water.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Challenge #156 Splish Splash.

Love Linda

Adventure

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Stamp - Adventure.
Echo Park Paper Co. - A Walk in the Park.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Petite Scalloped Circles Large,Standard Circles Large, Reverse Wonky Rectangle.
Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Carnivale.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers and paper piecing.
Hints and Tips
If you want your image to stand out try paper piecing your image it adds another layer to your image so it makes it appear more dimensional.

This card was entered into the following challenge:
One Stop Craft Challenge: Challenge #135 Father's Day.


Love Linda xxx

Monday, 13 June 2011

Just One More

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Lili of the Valley Stamp - Just One More.
Anita's Stamp - Happy Birthday.
Design Papers - Printed off a free card making magazine cd.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Reverse Wonky Rectangles.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Classic Stars.
Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Star.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
If you can't decide what to image to use on a man's card think about what they like to do.  I made this card for my husband because he loves barbecuing.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley Challenge: Challenge #100 Anything Goes.
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Challenge #146 Boy, Oh Boy.

Love Linda xxx



Friday, 10 June 2011

Swirls and Pearls DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Lynsey and she has chosen Pearls and Swirls, so we want to see a Christmas card or project which has Swirls and Pearls on it.


Our sponsor for this week is Delicious Doodles.

The prize is 3 free digis.

Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Magnolia Stamp - Rowdy Tilda.
Card-io Stamps - Winter Flurry.
Stampendous Stamp - Snow Swirl.
Daisy and Dandelion Stamp - Penelope and Percy Sentiments.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I cut the edge of the snow using my Rotatrim and the Victorian Edge blade. 
This card was entered into the following challenge:
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long: Make a fun christmas card to give to a child.
Bah!Humbug! Challenge: A Card for a Teenager.
Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Mike

I thought I would have a go at making my own images for a card. I wanted to draw a little girl and a little boy with cute faces. My inspiration comes from photographs of my two children when they where younger, I wanted to capture their beautiful faces and wide eyes. Here is one of my designs.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Image - Hand drawn by me.
Papermania Stamps - Alphabet.
Echo Park Design Paper - A Walk in the Park.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large.
Woodware Punch - Multi Embossed Buttons.
X-Cut Punch - Scalloped edge.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I have added thread to one of the button holes to add a bit more dimension to the card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Challenge #76 Magnificent Men.
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Celebrating Dad or Man in your life.
Creative Inspirations Challenge: Challenge #61 Father's Day or Card for Dad.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 6 June 2011

Jenny in the Summer

I thought I would have a go at making my own images for a card.  I wanted to draw a little girl and a little boy with cute faces.  My inspiration comes from photographs of my two children when they where younger, I wanted to capture their beautiful faces and wide eyes.  Here is one of my designs.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 10.5cm.
Image - Hand drawn by me.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Paper - Summer Assortment Pack.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large.
EK Sucess - Swirl.
X-Cut - Flower.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
If you don't have stick on gems to match your colour scheme you can colour them using a permanent marker.
This card was entered into the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad Challenge: Challenge #124 Stripes.


Love Linda xxx

Daisy Surprise

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Daisy Surprise.
Whispers Stamp - Square Shadow.
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Small Deckled Rectangles.
Marianne Design Creatables - Rose.
EK Sucess Punch - Retro Flower.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Doily Lace.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers, Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
Hints and Tips
To give this card a coherent look the inks that I used to stamp the background with where also used to colour the bag on the stamped image.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Challenge #154 Doodlebug! ( I have doodled around the edges of the stamped squares and punched flowers).

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 3 June 2011

The Foods of Christmas DT Card

The winners of all 22 prizes from last weeks blog hop will be announced on the Winter Wonderland Blog at 11am on Sunday 5th June.

The challenge for this week was set by me I have chosen The Foods of Christmas, so we want to see a Christmas card or project which has Christmas Foods on it. I have chosen gingerbread.

Our sponsor for this week is Sassy Studio Designs.
The prize is 4 free digis.

Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Whiff of Joy Stamp - Henry Mouse Eating Christmas Cookie.
Card-io Stamps - Christmas Cracker Set.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Design Paper - Christmas.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Bubbles.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
To co ordinate the image with the design paper I coloured the icing on the cookie pink.

This card was entered into the following challenge:

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Riding My Bike

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Lili Of The Valley Stamp - Boys Riding My Bike.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels One.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Vine Trim, Embossed Zigzag.
Ellison Thin Cuts Die - Bike.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The die cut bike was cut from teal card and triple embossed to make it stand out more.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday:  Challenge #167 Embellish It (the bike the boy is riding is highlighted with glossy accents).
Lili Of The Valley Challenge Blog: Challenge #99 Punch It Up.

Love Linda xxx

Blog Hop

This post will stay at the top until Thursday 2nd June.

Winter Wonderland will be 2 on 30 May and we are celebrating by having a week long blog hop. We have 11 sponsors this week, yes, that’s right 11!!! But that’s not all because each member of the DT has some candy to give away too. Both teams are playing along this week plus Janet who joins us at the end of each month so that’s another 11 prizes to be won.

Click here to enter

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Celebrating!

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Celebrating!
Anita's Stamp - Happy Birthday.
Me and My Big Ideas Design Paper - Sunshine Paper Pad.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels Seventeen, Petite Ovals Large.
Marianne Design Creatables - LR0151.
X-Cut Punch - Flower.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Spots and Dots.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.
Hints and Tips
I decided to add a bit of bling to this card design so I stamped part of the image the berry, coloured it in then added purple gems to it.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Challenge #153 One for the Girls.
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: "What'eva" Challenge.
Penny Black Blog - Frames and Borders.

Love Linda xxx