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My Blue Summer House

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Sweet Catch

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Sweet Catch.
Penny Black Stamp - Salutations.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
Tonic Studios Border Punch - Butterfly.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Derwent Inktense Watercolour Pencils.
Hints and Tips
The butterflies are the left over pieces from the butterfly border punch.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #78 Anything Goes.
Sew Many Cards Challenge: Challenge #83 Let's Punch It.
There's Magic In The Air: All Critters Great and Small.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 27 February 2012

Showers Of Love

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
CC Designs Stamp - Spring Collection.
Martha Stewart Design Paper - Seasonal Pad.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels Ten, Petite Ovals Large.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
L-Em.Com Punch - Stamen.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Spring Flowers.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
If you can it is nice to match your sentiment with your image.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Stampin' For The Weekend: Challenge 4 Bingo.  Flowers, Polkadots, Die cuts.
The Stamp Man Challenge: Colours Of Spring/Easter.
Crafty Bloggers Network: Challenge #15 Spring Time.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 24 February 2012

Fluffles Garland Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Sally.  The theme for this week is Glitter and Bling.

We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

The prize is a $15 voucher to spend on their on line store.



Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Stampendous Stamp - Fluffles Garland.
Papermania Design Paper - Classic Christmas.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Labels Ten, Petite Ovals Large.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots.
Sizzix Sizzlit Die - Christmas Ornament.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
To add more interest to your die cutting layer it up and add embossing.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Divas By Design: Challenge #23 Bling It Up.
I Copic Weekly Challenge: Challenge #70 Animals.
Allsorts Challenge: Week 142 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Spring

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
CC Designs Stamp - Spring.
Crafty Sentiments Designs Stamp - Thank You Sentiments.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Papers - Spring Assortment.
Lea'bilities Die - Gate and Grass.
Crafty Sentiments Designs Die - Vintage Label.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
A good way of using up scraps of design paper it to use them for paper piecing.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Fairy Tale Challenge: Challenge #35 Spring.
Glitter Geeks: Week 7 Girls and Boys.
Simple Create Too: Challenge #7 Add Sunshine To Your Day.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 20 February 2012

Fly With Me

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Fly With Me.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Papers - Mother Nature.
Memory Box Die - Modern Landscape.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The cat was attached to the card using foam pads to add more dimension to the design.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge Blog: A For Animal Antics.
Card Crafter Circle: Challenge #10 To Die For.
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog: Challenge #59 Bold and Bright.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 17 February 2012

Little Elf Present Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Denise.  We are back into Christmas mode this week so we are going to start you off with any easy challenge this week. The theme for this week is make a Christmas Card any style or colour it's your choice.

We are sponsored by Crafty Emma's Store.

The prize is this fabulous Whiff Of Joy Stamp.



Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Little Elf Present.
Designs Papers Doodlebug Designs Inc, Martha Stewart.
Nellie's Multi Frame's Dies - MFD 005.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
This year I will be making most of my Christmas cards A6 size to save on the postage.  Also it will be easier to use up my scraps of design papers on cards this size as they only need small amounts.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Inky Impressions Challenge: Challenge IIC46 Use a Punches or Die.
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge: Challenge #73 Anything Goes.
Christmas Inspirations: Challenge 41 2012 Anything Goes.


Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

What A Cutie 4

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Penny Black Printed Image - Free with a cardmaking magazine.
Doodlebug Design Inc Papers - Spring Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Wonky Rectangles.
Memory Box Die -  Spring Border.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
If you only have small scraps of design paper left layer them together on a piece of card to make one piece, try to use scraps of paper that compliment each other.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday: Challenge #76 Anything Goes.
Moving Along With The Times: Challenge 135 Cute Critters.
Lady Bug Crafts Ink:  Spring Is In The Air.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 13 February 2012

Cupid At Work

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x10.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Cupid At Work.
Martha Stewart Design Paper - Seasonal Pad.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Classic Hearts.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
If you want to add a die cut under your main image but it is to large for the card you can always just use part of the die cut like I have on this card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Challenge: Challenge 56 With All My Heart.
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 203 Pink Valentine.
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Week 188 Love and Kisses.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 10 February 2012

Ribbit Winter Wonderland DT Card

I am off to the Creative Crafts Show in Manchester today with some of my friends from card class so hopefully blogger won't be playing up and this will post.  While I am in Manchester I will be meeting up with the lovely Lisa My Makes "N" Me one of my fellow blogging buddies I can't wait it should be a fabulous day.


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland was set by me. This week's challenge is a Non Christmas theme. Our Christmas themes will be back in mid February. The theme for this week is No Square or Rectangle Cards Allowed.


We are have two sponsors this week.  Crimson Cloud

Who are giving away this fantastic Penny Black stamp Mystical



Who are giving away a fabulous prize of 4 free digis from their online store.


Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Cricut Cartridges - Wild Card, Paisley.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
X-Cut Decorative Die - Tags and Bookplates.
Card-io Stamps - Leaves.
Embellishments from own stash.
Hints and Tips
By adding googley eyes to the frog it adds another dimension.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Moving Along With The Times: Challenge 135 Cute Critters.
Fab'n'Funky Challenges: Love Is In The Air.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

What A Cutie 3

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Penny Black Printed Image - Free with a cardmaking magazine.
Doodlebug Design Inc Papers - Spring Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Small Deckled Rectangle.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Daisies, grass.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
To add more dimension to the large daisies I added flock, I did not have the colour I wanted so I mixed green and yellow flock to get the colour I wanted.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Crafts and Me Challenge: Challenge #68 Use A New Image.

Love Linda xxx

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

What A Cutie 2

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Penny Black Printed Image - Free with a cardmaking magazine.
Doodlebug Design Inc Papers - Spring Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Reverse Wonky Rectangles.
X-Cut Border Punch - Scallop.
EK Success Punch - Wave Flourish.
Tonic Studio Punch - Petal Pairs.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Cut your flowers from mulberry paper it gives them a realistic effect and a wonderful texture.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday: Challenge #75 Anything Goes.
The Crafty Pad: Challenge #156 Lets See Some Spring Colours.
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Challenge #140 Free and Easy February Part 1.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 6 February 2012

What A Cutie

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Penny Black Printed Image - Free with cardmaking magazine.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Papers - Spring Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Petite Ovals Large, Labels Ten.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
Woodware Punch - Grass.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
Instead of just using green card for the punched grass I used design paper it just adds a little quirkiness to the design.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
 Stampalot Challenge: February Challenge In The Garden.
ATC and Cards With Attitude: Challenge 6 Flowers or Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 3 February 2012

In A Nutshell 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 mid February. The theme for this week is Blue and White and no other colours apart from skin and hair. 


We are sponsored by Crafters Companion.

The prize if a £10 voucher to spend on their website.


Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Penny Black Stamp - In A Nutshell.
Designs Papers - From own stash they may be Papermania.
Marianne Design Creatables - LR0151 Flower Stem.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Daisy.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
This challenge was blue and white only so I coloured the walnut shell blue to fit into the theme.  Your images can be any colour you would like them to be they don't have to be true to nature.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Craft Us Crazy: Challenge #20 Anything Goes.
Crafting For All Seasons: Challenge #19 Colour Challenge Blue and White.
Cupcake Craft Room: February Challenge New Beginnings.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Henry Mouse Hugging Heart

Valentine Treat Box Recipe
White Card.
Valentine Papers.
Whiff Of Joy Stamp - Henry Mouse Hugging Heart.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Classic Hearts.
Embellishments from own stash.
The image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips For Top Tip Tuesday
You can find the tutorial for making this box here.  Have a look around this Scor-Pal site it has lots of really good papercrafting tutorials and all you need is a score board.

This box was entered into the following challenges:
Truly Scrumptious: Challenge #73 Love and Hearts.
Die Cuttin Divas: Challenge #50 Anything Goes.
The Stamping Boutique: Challenge #25 Valentine's.
Top Tip Tuesday: Challenge #79 Valentine's and Tipper Week.

Love Linda xxx