My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Love Is The Message

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x15cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Love Is The Message.
Embellishments from own stash.
Hints and Tips
This card is ideal for a man's Valentine's card but you could also use it for an wedding anniversary card or even a wedding invite.

This card was entered into the following challenge:
Sir Stampalot Challenge: January Challenge Monochromatic.
Lollipop Crafts: Challenge #65 Anything Goes.
Make It Monday: Challenge #74 Anything Goes.
Penny Black and More: January Challenge Love and Hearts.

Love Linda xxx

Tilda With Heart

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Magnolia Stamp - Tilda With Heart.
Papermania Design Papers - Valentine's Collection.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
You could attach a small gift of jewellery to the ribbon and turn it into a gift card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Die Cut Dreams Challenge: Pink, Red and Heart.
Paper Sundaes: Challenge #105 Valentine's.
The Crafty Pad: Challenge #155 Valentine's/Anniversary Love.
Lady Bug Crafts Ink: Loves Me Loves Me Not.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 30 January 2012

Valentine Decorations


Decorated window in my Blue Summer House.



Garland Recipe
Red Card.
Sizzix Original Die - Frame, Lace Heart.
This garland was inspired by the Cricut Blog Valentine's Day Garland post.  I used a Sizzix die instead of a Cricut cartridge.  The hearts where die cut then stapled together in a row.

Table Decoration Recipe
White, red and black card.
Sizzix Original Die - Locket, Heart.
Clear acetate.
I die cut 2 sets of the heart locket and glued them together at the top of the heart I then added a stand which I made made from clear acetate.


Table Decoration Recipe
Red card.
Sizzix Original Die - Cupid.
These cupids can be made two ways.  You can cut the red card into a long strip and fold it up then die cut it making sure the card is just short of the edge of die so the cupids are joined.  Or you can cut two individual cupids and glue them together but don't glue the legs this will act as a stand.


These projects where entered into the following challenges:
Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge: Challenge #17 Valentine's Day.
Crafty Creations Challenge: Challenge #154 Anything But A Card Valentine's For Kids.
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes.
Come and Get It Challenge: Anything But A Card.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 27 January 2012

Tilda In Spring Rain Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Miria. This week's challenge is a Non Christmas theme. Our Christmas themes will be back in February. The theme for this week is Swirls and Pearls.


We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.
The prize if a $15 voucher to spend at their store.


Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Magonolia Stamps - Tilda In The Rain, Swirl.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Papers - Easter Assortment.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
L-Em.Com Punch - Stamen.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Divine Swirls.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The punched flowers where embossed to give them more dimension.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly: Happy Highlights (highlighted the pink wellingtons with glitter).
One Stop Craft Challenge: Challenge 166 Under The Weather.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Georgie Porgie Nutcrafters DT Scrapling Baggy

Midway challenge reminder for the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog.  The theme for this week is Anything Goes. Remember your card or project must have a Nutcrafters image on it to qualify for the prize.



Here is my Scrapling Baggy.  This is a perfect size for a small gift or a few chocolates.
Front View
Side View
 Scrapling Recipe
Click here for a tutorial on how to make a scrapling baggy.  
Nutcrafters Stamps - Georgie Porgie.
Design papers purchased from Baker Ross.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Classic Hearts, Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
If a stamp is too large for your project don't forget you can always just use part of it like I have in this project.


This card was entered into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenges: All You Need Is Love.
Anything Goes Challenge: Challenge 59 To The One I Love.


Love Linda xxx

Monday, 23 January 2012

Asian Dolls

Origami Gift Card Holder Recipe
8" x 8" Square of Red Mulberry Paper.
Hero Arts Stamps - Asian Dolls.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
You can find a tutorial for this at Whiff Of Joy Tutorials and Inspiration just click here.

This origami card holder was entered into the following challenges:
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge: Challenge #35 Fancy Folds.
Stampin With The Dragon: Challenge 2 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx


Friday, 20 January 2012

Millie Just For You Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Lynsey. This week's challenge is a Non Christmas theme. Our Christmas themes will be back in February. The theme for this week is An Easel Card.


We are sponsored by Lili Of The Valley.
The prize if a £10 voucher to spend at their store.


Here is my card.  I have made a twisted easel card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Lili Of The Valley Stamp - Millie Just For You.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Papers - Spring Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large.
Tonic Studios Punch - Butterfly.
Woodware Embossing Punch - Pansy.
X-Cuts Embossing Punch - Leaf.
L-Em.Com Punch - Stamen.
Sizzix Embossing Folder - Leaves.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
You will find and excellent tutorial for a twisted easel card on Bev Rochester's blog All The Things I Love.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Celebrate The Occasion: Challenge #46 Any Occasion must use polka dots.
Totally Papercrafts: Make Your Own Flowers.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

I'm A Little Tea Pot Nutcrafters DT Card

This week's challenge over at Nutcrafters is Anything Goes, so you can create a card or a project using any Nutcrafters image. Remember your card or project must have a Nutcrafters image on it to qualify for the prize.


This weeks fabulous prize for the lucky winner of Challenge 8 is a £10 gift voucher to spend in the Nutcrafters shop.




Here is my card for this weeks challenge it was inspired by the up and coming Chinese New Year.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Stamp - I'm A Little Tea Pot.
Inkinadinkado Stamp - Asian Lanterns.
Papermania Design Paper - Oriental Treasure.
L-Em.Com Punch - Stamen.
X-Cut Punch - Blossom.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The dress was paper pieced using off cuts of co ordinating paper out of the oriental treasures pad.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Truly Scrumptious: Challenge 72 Something Forgotten.
Papertake Weekly: Buttons, Bow, Bling and Blooms.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 16 January 2012

Style Is Eternal

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x10.5cm.
Sizzix Hero Arts Stamp and Die Cut - Style Is Eternal.
Doodlebug Design Inc Papers - Spring Assortment.
Embellishments from own stash.
Hints and Tips
Don't forget even your smallest scraps of design paper can be used on your cards.  I find the sweet stop sketches are very useful for using up scraps of paper.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girl Blog: Colour Challenge #15 Blue and Pink.
One Stop Craft Challenge: Challenge #165 On the Spot and Ribbon.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 13 January 2012

Country Companions Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Kate. This week's challenge is a Non Christmas theme. Our Christmas themes will be back in February. The theme for this week is Birthday Wishes.  The design must have a Birthday theme.


We are sponsored by the second of our new sponsors this week  The Emerald Faerie Garden.


The prize will be 3 of their digis.

Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Docrafts Stamp - Country Companions free with a magazine.
Lili Of The Valley Stamp - Grunge Tickets, Words For Tickets.
Dovecraft Design Paper - Winter Wonderland.
Woodware Punch - Snowflakes.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
This image is part of a Spring stamp set but by just colouring the wellington boots blue and adding a winter scene you can have more than one use of it.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Birthday Sundaes Challenge: Challenge #38 Birthday Card.
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Happy Birthday.


Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Little Tommy Tucker Nutcrafters DT Card

Midway challenge reminder for the Nutcrafters Challenge Blog. The challenge for this week is Anything Goes.  Remember your card or project must have a Nutcrafters image on it to qualify for the prize.


Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Stamps - Little Tommy Tucker.
Echo Park Design Papers - A Walk In The Park.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Embossed Zig Zag.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
If you want an image to stand out on your card when you are cutting it out leave a white border around the image.


This card was entered into the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge: Challenge 58 Anything Goes.
Celebrate The Occasion: Challenge #45 A Child's Birthday.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 9 January 2012

Hot Pants

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Hot Pants.
Dovecraft Stamp - Happy Anniversary.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Classic Hearts.
This image was coloured using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The balloon was covered with glossy accents to give it a rubbery appearance.

This card was entered into the following challenge:
Dream Valley Challenges: Challenge 23 Anything Goes.
Penny Black and More: January Challenge Love and Hearts.
Love Linda xxx

Friday, 6 January 2012

Tash Shopping Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by Marianne. This week's challenge is a Non Christmas theme. Our Christmas themes will be back in February. The theme for this week is Let's Go Shopping.  The design must have shops or shopping bags on it.


We are sponsored by the first of our new sponsors this week  Crafters Companion.


The first week of every month Crafter's Companion will be sponsoring us with a £10 voucher. Isn't that a wonderful prize.


Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Stamp - Tash Shopping.
Lili Of The Valley Stamp - Ribbons and Bows.
Provocraft Design Paper - Purse-onality, stripes.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
If you don't have an image with a person shopping, stamp your image first then draw a bag onto it.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday: Challenge #67 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

I'm A Little Tea Pot Nutcrafters DT Card Sneak Peek

This week's challenge over at Nutcrafters is Anything Goes, so you can create a card or a project using any Nutcrafters image.  Remember your card or project must have a Nutcrafters image on it to qualify for the prize.


This weeks fabulous prize for the lucky winner of Challenge 8 is a £10 gift voucher to spend in the Nutcrafters shop.




Here is my card for this weeks challenge.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Nutcrafters Stamp - I'm A Little Tea Pot due for release 9th January 2012.
Echo Park Design Papers.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
If you have a stamp that you love but it is not big enough for you card design you can always stamp it onto white card then photo copy the image to the size you would like.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes (new stamp).

Love Linda xxx