My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Nutcrafters DT Card Merry Christmas

Midway challenge reminder for the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog.  The challenge for this week is make a Christmas card or project for a  friend.  So create your card or project using a Nutcrafters image.

Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Digital Image.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Paper - All Wrapped Up.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Pine Trim.
Cuttlebug Die - Loopy Flower.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The bow on top of the present was created with a flower die I just used half of it. 

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Challenge #101 Anything Goes.
Love Linda xxx

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Nutcrafters Stamp Trio Sets

I'd like to tell you about the Nutcrafters just released Stamp Trio Sets. These are fantastic value for money stamp sets you get 3 clear polymer stamps that co-ordinate together for just £4.

Space Trio in this set you get an alien, rocket ship and astronaut.

Card Recipe
Easel Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Stamp Set - Space Trio.
DCWV Papers - Nana's Kids.
Sizzix Embossing Folder - Summer Set.
Cricut Cartridge - Paper Doll Dress Up (used to cut the city scape).
Embellishments from own stash.
These images where coloured in using Copic markers.



Vintage Trio 1 in this set you get perfume label, cameo and bird cage.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Stamps - Vintage Trio Set 1.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Petite Ovals Large, Labels Ten.
Woodware Punch - Grass.
Papermania - White Flowers.
Embellishments from own stash.
The cameo was coloured in using Copic markers.
The background was created using the birdcage and perfume bottle label stamps, which where heat embossed then inked over using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tumbled Glass.




Vintage Trio Set 2 in this set you get lock, key, post card and pocket watch.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Stamps - Vintage Trio Set 2.
Fleur De Lis Rectangle.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Diamond Plate.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - ZigZag.
Embellishments from own stash.
The watch was coloured in using Copic markers.
The background was created using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

These cards where entered into the following challenge:
Crafty Cardmakers: Challenge #57 Heat Embossing ( the second and third card are heat embossed).

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 28 November 2011

Holiday Cheer!

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Sizzix and Hero Arts Stamp and Die Cut - Holiday Cheer.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The strip of glitter was added using double sided tape.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges: Challenge 94 Christmas.
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C115 Snow. 

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 25 November 2011

We Three Kings Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Squirrel she has chosen for this weeks challenge The Nativity so use any baby Jesus, angel, shepherd etc images. We want to see a Christmas Card or Project with a nativity theme.

We are sponsored by

The prize is a $15 Gift Certificate.


Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Rubbadubbadoo Stamps - Three Wise Men, Shepherd.
Card-io Stamps - Festive Bouquet.
Karen Foster Design Paper - Twinkling Trees.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
After stamping the holly leaves around the edge of the main image I added red berries using a Sakura Red Glaze pen to to add a pop of extra colour.


This card was entered into the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot Challenge: November Challenge Blue and Green.
Stampin' For The Weekend: Challenge #21 Friends (I think these wise men look like a group of friends having fun).

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Christmas Crackers!

Cracker Recipe
A4 piece of purple holographic card.
Cracker Template - Which can be found here (thank you Angie from Papertake Challenge for discovering this template it's fabulous).
Nutcrafters stamp - Christmas Trio.
All Night Media stamp - Christmas tree.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Scallop Dot.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
I used elastic to attach the ribbons so I can remove them to fill the box when I am ready. 

This cracker was entered into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Christmas Crackers but not literally!
Moving Along With The Times: Ribbons and Bows.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

A Christmas Card For a Friend Nutcrafters DT Card

This weeks challenge over at Nutcrafters is create a Christmas Card or a Project for a Friend.  Remember your card must have a Nutcrafters image on it to qualify for the prize.  There is no freebie digi this week but there will be random freebies through out the year so keep looking.


 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 - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Nutcrafters Stamp - Hanging a Stocking.
Stampendous Cling Stamp - Snow Brackets.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Paper - Merry Argyle.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Don't be afraid to mix and match your stamp collections you will be surprised by what combinations you can come up with.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
 The Crafty Pad: Challenge #148 Festive Cheer.

Love Linda xxx

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Gingerbread House Bag

Bag Recipe
Brown, white card stock.
Sizzix Bigz Die - Bag, Gingerbread House.
Stampabilities House Mouse Stamps - Yummy, Contented Mudpie.
Embellishments from own stash.
The images where coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I used silver shimmer dots coloured in with permanent markers for the sweeties on the house.

This bag was entered into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Challenge 50 Make a Gift/ Anything But a Card.
Bah! Humbug! Challenge: Challenge 45 Bags and Boxes.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Winter Buddy Nutcrafters DT Card

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

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 12.5cm x 12.5cm Twisted Easel.
Nutcrafters Stamp - Winter Buddy Stamp Set.
Papermania Design Paper - Festive Frolics.
Woodware Punch - Snowflake.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
You can find a tutorial for a twisted easel card here on Bev Rochester's Blog and lots of other good ideas here cards are amazing.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Fab'n'Funky Challenges: Challenge #99 Baby It's Cold Outside.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 11 November 2011

Xmouse Ornament Winter Wonderland DT Card

The Challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Lynsey she has chosen for her theme A Christmas Mouse.  We want to see a Christmas Card or Project with a mouse on it.


Our sponsor for this week is Crimson Cloud


And they are offering this amazing prize:
3 Packs of Die Cuts from their website of the winners choice.


Here is my card for this weeks challenge.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Xmouse Ornament.
Dovecraft Design Papers - Winter Wonderland.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Circle Large, Petite Scalloped Circle Large.
Embellishments from own stash.
This card was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The background behind the mouse was created using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Challenge 128 Cute.
Bah! Humbug! Challenge: Challenge #44 Baby's First Christmas.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

A Christmas Card For A Child Nutcrafters DT Card

This weeks challenge over at Nutcrafters is A Christmas card for a child.  We would love to see a card or project with a Child theme.  Remember your 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 Stamp - Christmas Cuddles.
Inkadinkado Stamp - Snowflake.
Card-io Tapestry Stamps - Winter Flurry.
Sizzix and Hero Arts Stamp and Die Cut - Holiday Cheer.
Nellie's Multi Frame Die Set - Squares.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Stamp your own background, this background was created using heat embossing.  To add a little more interest stick on gems where added to the centre of the snowflakes.  This cute stamp would be perfect for a babies first Christmas just colour it blue for a boy or pink for a girl.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: First Christmas.
Top Tip Tuesday: Challenge #59 Anything Christmas.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 4 November 2011

Humphrey's Corner Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Sally she has chosen make your card sparkle.  We want to see a Christmas Card or Project with glitter and sparkles on it. 

We are sponsored by Pollycraft Digital Stamps.
The prize is a 5 digis from their on line shop.

Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Crafters Companion Humphrey's Corner Stamp - Freebie from Papercraft Essentials magazine.
Trim Craft Design Papers - Pepper's Christmas Party.
EK Sucess Punch - Wave Flourish.
Woodware Punch - Snowflake.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The best way to add delicate glitter details to your cards is to use a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen and Deco Art Crystal Glamour Dust.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz Challenges: Challenge #44 Cutesy.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Challenge #127 Family Games, Board Games, Activities ( When it snows we all love to go sledging and make snowmen). 
Truly Scrumptious Challenge: Challenge 69 Bingo Time (Glitter, punch, ribbon).
Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Nutcrafters DT Card Bonfire Party

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

These projects where made using the free Bonfire Party digital image.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Inkadinkado Stamp - Shooting Star.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Classic Stars.
X-Cut Embossing Botanical Punch - Leaf.
X-Cut Punch - Flower.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
You don't have to use all of the digital image you can just use part of it.  The invitation was created on the computer.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Crafts and Me Challenge: Challenge #59 Let The Music Move You (I have chosen Firework by Katy Perry).

Love Linda xxx