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Monday, 31 October 2011

Cricut Paper Dolls Dress Ups Halloween

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm Twisted Easel Card.
Peachy Keen Stamps - Halloween Doll Faces.
Echo Park Design Papers - Apothecary Emporium.
Cricut Cartridge - Paper Dolls Dress Ups.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
Woodware Punch - Leaf.
Embellishments from own stash.
Dracula was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I die cut the dolls body and clothes out of white card and then coloured them in.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz Challenges: Challenge #43 Anything Goes.
The Sister Hood of Crafters: Trick Or Treat It's Halloween.
Fab'n'Funky Challenges: Challenge #96 Hubble Bubble Toil and Trouble.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 28 October 2011

Holiday Cheer Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Denise she has chosen a Clean and Simple theme.  We want to see a Christmas Card or Project with a Clean and Simple theme.



We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.
The prize is a $15 gift certificate to spend in their on line store.
Here is my card for this weeks challenge.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Sizzix and Hero Arts Stamp and Die Cut - Holiday Cheer.
Embellishments from own stash.
The deer was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
These new die and stamp sets are the perfect way to mass produce your Christmas cards they are so quick and easy to use.  I used green card and ink for the Christmas trees. The deer was stamped in brown ink onto white card.  The strip of glitter was added using double sided tape.
This card was entered into the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge: Week 154 No Designer Paper.
 Bah! Humbug! Challenge: Challenge 43 Die Cuts
Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Bonfire Party Nutcrafters DT Card

This weeks challenge over at Nutcrafters is Bonfire Party.  We would love to see a card or project with a Bonfire theme.  Remember you card must have a Nutcrafters image on it to qualify for the prize. To help you along with this we have a freebie digi for everyone.




How cute is this image? Just pop on over to Nutcrafters Challenge blog to claim your free digi image. The prize for the challenge winner will be a £10 gift voucher for the Nutcrafters on line shop.





Here is my card for this weeks challenge.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Challenge Blog - Free Bonfire Digi.
Anita's Stamp - Invitation.
Butterfly Kisses Stamp - Firework Frenzy.
Sizzix Medium Sizzlits Die - Star #4.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I decorated the red ribbon using a firework stamp and Stazon Jet Black ink.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Inky Impressions Challenges: Challenge #30 Anything Goes.
Love Linda xxx

Monday, 24 October 2011

Autumn Breeze

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Stamp - Autumn Breeze.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Paper - Autumn Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels Seventeen.
X-Cut Border Punch - Scallop.
X-Cut Botanicals Embossing Punch - Leaf.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
If the pearl stick on gems are not the colour you want you can colour them using permanent markers.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts: Challenge #89 Layer Upon Layer.
C.R.A.F.T Challenge: Challenge 125 Autumn.

Love Linda xxx


Friday, 21 October 2011

Christmas Cheer Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Kate she has chosen a Vintage Christmas. We want to see a Christmas Card or Project with a vintage theme.


We are sponsored by the very Talented Teri from Delicious Doodles


Teri is offering the winner of this challenge 3 of her amazing digital images, wow what a prize.

Here is my card for this weeks challenge:
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 17cm.
Papermania Stamp - Christmas Cheer.
Embellishments from own stash.

Hints and Tips
I don't really like making vintage themed cards so I used a stamp with vintage baubles on it.  I thought this card would make a great man's card so I kept it to a simple theme of red and black.  To add interest I decoupaged three of the baubles.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Moving Along With The Times: Challenge 119 Vintage.
Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Nutcrafters DT Projects Halloween

Midway challenge reminder for the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog. The challenge is Halloween. So create your card or project using a Nutcrafters image and a Halloween theme. To help you along with this challenge Nutcrafters are giving away a free digi image.

These projects where made using the free Halloween digital image.
Trick or Treat Bag Recipe
Brown Lunch Bag.
Doodlebug Designs Inc - Halloween Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels Seventeen.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Ghosts.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.


Scrapling Baggy Recipe
Card Scrap - 6.5cm x 29.6cm.
Sandylion Design Paper.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Scallop Dot.
The images where coloured in using Copic markers.
To see the scrapling tutorial click here.


Shrink Plastic Bracelet Recipe
Frosted Shrink Plastic.
Black Sharpie Pen.
Orange bangle.

To make the ghost charm I enlarged the Halloween image, placed the frosted shrink plastic on top of the image and traced over it using a Sharpie pen.  Cut around the image then shrank it.


These projects where made by adapting non Halloween stamps.
The stamp I used was Nutcrafters Al.


The stamp I used was Nutcrafters Hazel.

These projects where entered into the following challenges:
Crafty Card Makers: Challenge #54 Cute with a dark twist.
Papertake Weekly: Spoooky Hues.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 17 October 2011

Trick or Treat Trio

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Trick or Treat Trio.
Penny Black Stamps - Spooky.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Small Deckled Rectangles.
Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Boo!
Embellishments and design paper from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I used brown jewellery twine to secure the button to the ribbon, this also adds a bit more texture to your card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenge: #164 Buttons and Bows.
One Stop Craft Challenge: Week 153 Halloween.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 14 October 2011

Christmas Friends Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Suzi she has chosen Robin Redbreast. We want to see a Christmas Card or Project with a robin on it.



Our Sponsors this week are Pink Gem Designs.

 The prize is 4 digital images of the winners choice


The prize is 2 digital images of the winners choice.


Here is my card design for this weeks challenge:
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Transparent Stamps - Christmas Friends.
Martha Stewart Design Paper - Winter Wonderland.
Martha Stewart Punch - Holly.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Choose your design paper first then colour your image in to match your paper it is much easier than doing it the other way round.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge:  U For Unused Stash, (Penny Black Christmas Friends Stamp).
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge: Challenge 53 Anything Goes.
One Stitch At A Time Challenge: Challenge #83 Anything Goes.
Daring Cardmakers: A Little Bird Told Us.  This weeks sponsors are the Ribbon Reel.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Happy Halloween Nutcrafters DT Card

This weeks challenge over at Nutcrafters is Happy Halloween. We would love to see a card or project with a Halloween theme.   Remember you card must have a Nutcrafters image on it to qualify for the prize. To help you along with this we have a freebie digi for everyone.


How cute is this image? Just pop on over to Nutcrafters Challenge blog to claim your free digi image. The prize for the challenge winner will be a £10 gift voucher for the Nutcrafters on line shop.




Here is my card for this weeks challenge.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Challenge Blog - Free Halloween Digi.
Papermania Stamp - Sentiments.
Baker Ross Stamp - Ghost.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Make your own embellishments using shrink plastic. 


This card was entered into the following challenge:
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Challenge 163 Halloween.
Fab'N'Funky Challenges: Challenge #94 Crazy For Colour.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 10 October 2011

Autumn

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Kars Ollyfant Stamp - Autumn 2.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Paper - Autumn Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels Seventeen.
X-Cut Botanical Embossing Punch - Leaves.
This image was paper pieced and coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Use mulberry paper to punch out your leaves it gives them a lovely texture.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge: Week #152 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 7 October 2011

The Colours of Autumn Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by me.  I have chosen for this weeks challenge The Colours of Autumn. We want to see your cards and projects with orange, red, brown, gold or any other autumn colour on it. This is a great way to use up your left over design papers from your autumn cards.

We are sponsored by Sassy Design Studios.
who are very generously giving the winner 4 digital images.

Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nitwit Stamps - Free gift with a card magazine.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Paper - Autumn Assortment.
Sizzix Original Die - Gingerbread House.
X-Cuts Border Punch - Scallop.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I used liquid applique to ice the gingerbread house.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Stampin' For The Weekend: Challenge 18 Colours of Autumn.
Sir Stampalot Challenge: October Challenge Food Glorious Food.
Paper Play Challenges: Week 40 Autumnal Colours.
 
Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Nutcrafters DT Projects Pink Princess

Midway challenge reminder for the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog. The challenge is Think Pink. So create your card or project using a Nutcrafters image and a pink theme. To help you along with this challenge Nutcrafters are giving away a free digi image.


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Doodlebug Design Inc Papers - Valentine's Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities -  Labels Seventeen.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.


Bag-A-Lope Recipe
Brown envelope - C5.
Nutcrafters Digi Stamp - Pink Princess. 
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Scallop Dot.
Embellishments from own stash. Princess Crown charm from Nutcrafters.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.


Bag Charm Recipe
Grafix Ink Jet Shrink Film - White.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
You can find a tutorial for the bag-a-lope here. 
You can find information on the Grafix Ink Jet Shrink Film here.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes and an option of a punch.
Crafts and Me Challenge: Challenge #55 Use a digi.
Fab'N'Funky Challenge: Challenge #93 Die Cuts and Punches.


Love Linda xxx

Monday, 3 October 2011

Pink Frosting

First of all I'd like to say Thank you to all the lovely people I met this weekend while at the Sincerely Yours Paper Craft show in Leigh while I was demonstrating for Nutcrafters.  Also I'd like to mention the Nutcrafter girls and myself will be at the Happy Stampers Northwest, Port Sunlight on Saturday 8th October.  We would love it if you stopped by for a chat.  Here is a sample of what you can see at the show this is a scrapling baggy.




I discovered this idea on the Split Coast Stampers site, it lead me to this blog My Creative Place, Paola has some fantastic paper crafting ideas.

A scrapling is the left over piece from a square card. I use a piece of A4 white hammered card score it down the middle, then cut to a measurement of 14.5cm square. The left over piece is your scrapling.

Your scrapling should measure 6.5cm x 29.6cm, when folded it will measure 6.5cm x 14.8cm.

Open the scrapling out and on the top edge punch a decorative edge. I used a Martha Stewart border punch Scallop Dot.

Using your score board, (I used an Eazi Score Board) line up the folded edge of your scrapling to the edge of your board and score a line on the Box 1 line this is 2cms wide, flip the scrapling over and score again on the Box 1 line.

Turn you scrapling around to the punched edge and score a line on the Box 2 line this is 2.5cm wide, flip the scrapling over and score again on the Box 1 line.

Trim away the scored line on the unpunched side of the scrapling.

You are now ready to decorate your scrapling.

To decorate the front I have used a piece of card measuring 9.5cm x 6cm.

The design paper measures 9cm x 5.5cm. I have used a Doodlebug Designs Inc paper.

The cellophane bag measures 11cm x 6cm. You can use any bags just cut them down to size.

Fill you bag with goodies, place inside your scrappling, fold down the top and staple together. Then add your stamped image I have used the Nutcrafters Pink Frosting stamp set.

Here are some more examples.







All these stamps can be found at the Nutcrafters shop.


This scrapling was entered into the following challenge:
Crafty Cardmakers : Challenge #53 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx