My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Friday, 29 July 2011

Angel DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Sally she has chosen use a fairy or an angel as the main image.   So create your Christmas card or project using an angel or a fairy.


Our sponsor this week is Delicious Doodles.

The prize is 3 Digi Images.

Here is my card.
Card Recipe
White Hammered Card - Die Cut.
Judikins Stamp - Angel
Dovecraft Design Papers - Winter Wonderland.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large.
Martha Stewart Punch - Snowflake.
Hints and Tips
The circle shaped card was made using the Petite Scalloped Circles Large Die.  I die cut two circles then glued them together just at the very top of the circle.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Challenge #42 Christmas In July.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

By The River

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x14.5cm.
Lili Of The Valley Stamp - By The River.
Echo Park Paper Co - A Walk In The Park.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Vine Trim.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
If you don't have buttons to match your project you can always make your own.  Cut a circle of shrink plastic, punch two holes in the middle of the circle and colour it in, then shrink.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Challenge #83 Clash of the Colours.
Truly Scrumptious Challenge: Challenge #62 Buttons and Bows.
One Stop Craft Challenge: Challenge #141 A Recipe Challenge.
Lili Of The Valley Challenge: Challenge #106 Fun and Games.

Love Linda xxx


Monday, 25 July 2011

Lighting Up

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Lighting Up.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Papers - Christmas Assortment.
Marianne Designs Creatables - LR0134 Star Border.
Sizzix Sizzlit Die - Star.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I cut the star border out of white card then coloured it in using a Copic marker so it would match the colours in my card design.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week 113 Free and Easy.
Christmas Stampin' All Year: All About You (my favourite Christmas colours red and green).
Penny Black Challenge Blog: Christmas in July.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 22 July 2011

Fireside DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Marianne she has chosen The Holly and the Ivy.   So create your Christmas card or project using Holly or Ivy or both.


Our sponsor this week is  Simon Says Stamp.


The prize is a $15 Gift Certficate to spend in their online store.

Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Trim Craft Stamps - Pepper's Christmas Party, Fireside.
Trim Craft Design Papers - Pepper's Christmas Party.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Scallop Dot.
Martha Stewart Punch - Holly.
X-Cut Emboss Punch - Ivy.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I trimmed the image in the shape of a pot to mirror the pot in the image.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Creative Inspiration Challenge: Challenge #64 Xmas in July.
The Crafty Pad: Challenge #130 Christmas in July.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Ladies Devine

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Ladies Devine.
Magnolia Stamp - Banner of Flags.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Design Paper - Summer Assortment.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
Woodware Punch - Flower.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Choose your design papers first, then colour you image in to co-ordinate with them.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week 112 Free and Easy July.
Love Linda xxx

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Beach Day

Card Recipe
Card Blank - Side Step Card 5.5" x 8.5".
Penny Black Stamps - Beach Day, Cheers, Bikini.
Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Summer Fun.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
I attached the sun to the card using a thin strip of acetate so it appears that the sun is just floating.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Die Cut Dreams Challenge: Challenge #94 Animal Antics.
The Penny Black Blog - Penny Black Summer.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 18 July 2011

The Little Things

Card Recipe
Card Blank 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Lili Of The Valley Digi - The Little Things (free in a crafting magazine).
Wild Rose Studio Design Paper -  Polka Dots.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels Ten, Petite Ovals Large.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Scallop Dot.
Nutcrafters - Mulberry Roses.
All embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The bow was made using a Mini Bowdabra.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Lili Of The Valley: Challenge #105 Pink and Blue.
The Ribbon Girl Blog: Challenge #10 Shades of Aqua.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 15 July 2011

Buddy Bear #2 DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Kate she has chosen Give it a Little Lift. So create your Christmas card or project using wet or dry embossing.


Our sponsors this week are Whimsy Stamps

They are offering $15 to Spend in store.

and



Here is my Card.  I chose to make an easel card.





Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 29cm.
Nutcrafters Stamps - Winter Buddy Stamp Set.
Daisy and Dandelion Stamps - Penelope and Percy Sentiments.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders - D'vine Swirls, Snowflakes.
Sizzix Textured Impressions - Winter Set.
Woodware Punch - Snowflake.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
To make the embossing on the sky stand out more I inked it with Memento Dye Ink in Bahama Blue.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Stamp Something: Christmas In July.
ABC Christmas Challenge: N is for No Nonsense.
The Crafty Pad: Challenge 129 Lots of Texture.
Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Tilda With Ice Cream

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Magnolia Stamps - Tilda With Ice Cream.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Design Paper - You Scream I Scream.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels Ten, Petite Ovals Large.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Dripping Goo.
Cricut Cartridge - Doodlecharms.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The punch I used is for Halloween it is dripping goo but it works just as well for dripping ice cream on a hot summers day.

This card was entered into the following challenge:
Moving Along With The Times: Challenge #107 Favourite Things (Doodlebug Design Inc Design Papers, Martha Stewart Border Punches and Spellbinders Nestabilities).
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Challenge #14 Fun in the Sun.
Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Betsy Bluebell #2

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamps - Trims, Betsy Bluebell.
The background papers were all made using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
Tonic Studio Punch - Multi Flower.
L-Em.Com Punch - Stamen.
Embellishments used from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Just because a challenge calls for a distress finish doesn't mean the card has to be dull and boring.  I used Tim Holtz Distress inks to make these colours, I just kept applying the colour until I had achieved the depth of colour I required.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black at Allsorts: July Challenge Flower Power.
Truly Scrumptious: Challenge #61 Sketch Time.
Penny Black Challenge Blog: Distressing.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 11 July 2011

Naughty or Nice?

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Naughty or Nice?
Trim Craft Design Paper - Pepper's Christmas Party.
Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Snowflake #5,#7,#8.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The Penny Black Stamp I used is quite long I chose to let it over hang the edge of the card but you could cut it up into three images and use it to make a waterfall card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Week 159 Christmas in July.
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week 111 Free and Easy July.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 8 July 2011

Mimo Snowman DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Marianne she has chosen Red and Green must not be seen.  So create your Christmas card or project in any colours but not Red and Green.


Our sponsor for this week is Stitchy Bear.
Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Bild Malarna Stamp - Mimo Snowman.
Dovecraft Design Papers - Winter Wonderland.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Scallop Dot.
Marianne Designs Creatables Die - Snowflake.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
For the snow effect on this card I used Twinklets Diamond Dust it looks very frosty and crisp.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Moving Along With The Times: Challenge #106 Christmas In July.
Stamping With the Dragon: Christmas In July.
Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Adrift!

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Adrift!
Artemio Stamp - On the Beach.
Me & My Big Ideas Design Paper - Sunshine.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels One.
Ellison Thin Cuts Die - Glasses and Olive.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I used Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Iced Crystals to make the waves shine.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
The Spotlight Challenge: Masking (The cat was stamped first and then a mask of the cat was cut out.  The palm trees where stamped onto the background using brush markers).
Love Linda xxx

Monday, 4 July 2011

Bikini #2


Card Recipe
Penny Black Stamp - Bikini, Beach Day.
K&Company Design Paper - Seaside Images.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
This card blank was made using Spellbinders Dies.  I die cut 2 Scalloped Circles and scored the top of one of them, then glued them together just at the top.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Challenge #158 Desert Island Stamps.
Sir Stampalot Challenge: July Challenge Anything Goes.
Penny Black Challenge Blog - Penny Black Circles.

Love Linda xxx 

Friday, 1 July 2011

Buddy Bear DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Sally and she has chosen a Christmas Buffet.  Choose 3 of the following to create your Christmas card or project.  Patterned paper, 1 charm, ribbon, snowflake, buttons, gemstones, brads.


Our sponsor for this week is Pollycraft.
The prize is 5 Digi Images.
Here is my card.  I have chose a snowflake, brad and design paper.
Card Details
Card Blank 15cm x 10.5cm.
Nutcrafters Stamp -  Winter Buddy Bear Set.
Daisy and Dandelion Stamp Set - Penelope and Percy Sentiments.
Design Papers - From own stash I think they are Papermania.
Woodware Punch - Snowflake.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
To make the snow stand out more I cut it with the Victorian blade on my Rotatrim.

This card was entered into the following challenges:

Love Linda xxx