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Friday, 30 March 2012

Hedgy Shuffle Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Marianne.  The theme for this week is It Takes Two we would like to see two of anything on your project.


We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.
The prize is a $15 Voucher.



Here is my Card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Hedgy Shuffle.
K and Company Design Paper - Seasonal Pad.
Martha Stewart Border Trim - Snowflake.
Martha Stewart Punch - Snowflake.
Woodware Punch - Snowflake.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
This stamp has 3 skaters on it so I just removed one to fit the challenge.  If you are stuck for sketch ideas take a look at The Sweet Stop Blog they have some fabulous sketches, I used sketch SSS148 for this card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:


Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Quack?

Front View

Side View
Basket Recipe
1 sheet A4 hammered card.
Penny Black Stamp - Quack?
Doodlebug Designs Inc Design Paper - Spring Assortment.
X-Cut Nesting Dies - Easter Eggs.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Scallop Dot.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I tweaked the Scor-Pal tutorial I used in February to make a Valentine treat box.  You can find the Valentine treat box tutorial here.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Decorate To Celebrate: Challenge 21 Easter Party. 
Moving Along With The Times: Challenge 142 Cute 'n' Cuddly.
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Challenge 185 The Sound Of Music (5 Little Duckies Went Swimming One Day used to be my daughters' favourite nursery rhyme).

Love Linda xxx

Spring Chick


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Spring Chick.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Design Paper - Spring Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Circle Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large.
EK Success Punch - Wave Flourish.
Tonic Studios Punch - Flowers.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Make your own flowers using up scraps of contrasting design papers.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 210 Happy Easter.
Charisma Cardz Challenges: Challenge 12 Easter.
Fab'n'Funky Challenge: Challenge 114 Easter.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Doodlebug Easter


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x10.5cm.
Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter Faces.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Paper - Spring Assortment.
Cricut Cartridge - Doodlecharms, Wild Card.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
Embellishments from own stash.
Hints and Tips
I used Peachy Keen Stamps Critter Faces to make the face on the rabbit.  You can find these stamps here.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew: Challenge #7 Spring.
The Sisterhood Of Crafters: Celebrating Easter.
Doodlebug Design Inc Blog: March Doodle Sketch.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 26 March 2012

Spring Parade

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 10.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Spring Parade.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Design Paper - Spring Assortment.
X-Cut Border Punch - Scallop.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Buttons are a great way to add extra dimension to your card designs.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Week 194 Easter Eggstravaganza.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 23 March 2012

Holly Jumper Milly Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Debbie.  The theme for this week is a Photo Inspiration Challenge.  I have chosen to use the colours red, green and the wreath.




We are sponsored by Pink Gem Designs.


The prize is 4 digis.



Here is my Card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Pink Gem Designs Stamp - Holly Jumper Milly.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Paper - Christmas Assortment.
Rayher - Laser Punch Wreath.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
To make Milly more dimensional I have added paper pieced trousers and mounted her on foam pads.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge #209 Anything Goes.
Stampin' For The Weekend: Challenge #6 Anything Goes.
Christmas Stampin' All Year Year Long: Challenge #3 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Tilda With Ladybug

Card Recipe
Magnolia Stamp - Tilda With Ladybug.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Design Paper - Winter Dots.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Circle Large, Big Scalloped Circle Large.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I added a touch of red to the card as this makes the colour aqua more vibrant.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Cupcake 184 Going Round In Circles.
The Ribbon Girl Blog: Challenge #17 Aqua and White.
Made Especially For You: Use 3 Buttons.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 19 March 2012

Quack!

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Penny Black Stamps - Quack, Happy Easter.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Design Paper - Spring Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Pennants.
X-Cut Punch - Flower.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Adding bunting to you card is a good way to use up left over design paper scraps.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black and More: March Challenge Spring Time.
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Week 193 This, That and the Other.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 16 March 2012

Elf Tilda Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Karen.  The theme for this week is Magical you must use a fairy or an angel on your project.

We are sponsored by Emerald Faerie Garden.
The prize is 3 digis.


Here is my Tag.
Tag Recipe
Sizzix Original Die - Tag, Super Scallop.
Magnolia Stamp - Elf Tilda.
Papermania Design Paper - Classic Christmas.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Pine Trim.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
You could use this tag for a present or use it as a topper for a card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Challenge 58 Fairies.
Frosted Designs: Friday Challenge Things With Wings.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Ruby

Card Recipe
Card Blank - Double Tri-fold Cascade Card.
The Greetings Farm - Ruby.
Magnolia Stamp - Little Hoppy.
K & Company Design Paper - Seasonal Pad.
X-Cut Punch - Flower.
Woodware Punch - Grass.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
You can find lots of good card making tutorials on You Tube.  If you click here it will take you to the Payper Box tutorial on how to make a simple cascade card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Anyone For Anya? Anya In Wonderland!
Moving Along With The Times: Challenge #140 Special Lady.
Totally Papercrafts: Challenge # 107 My Favourite Things (bright spring colours).

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Duck Mum

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Little Claire Stamp - Duck Mum.
Quick Cards Design Paper - Let's Fly Away free with magazine.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Design Paper - Spring Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Labels Seventeen.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
Woodware Punch - Grass.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
To create the top of this easel card I have used Spellbinders Nestabilities Die Labels Seventeen.  The top of your easel card can be any shape you want it to be it doesn't have to be the same shape as your base card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: For The Girls or Mum.
Make It Monday: Challenge #80 Anything Goes.
Craft Your Passion: Challenge #101 Easel Cards.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 12 March 2012

Spring Flowers

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Lili Of The Valley Digi - Free with a card making magazine.
DCWV Design Paper - Nana's Kids.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Small Octagon.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
This image could be used for Mother's Day, Easter or an Anniversary.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Challenge #145 Say It With Flowers.
One Stop Craft Challenge: Challenge #173 Mother's Day With a Ribbon.
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Challenge #183 Going Dotty.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 9 March 2012

Lighting Up

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Lisa.  The theme for this week is create a Christmas Scene. 

We are sponsored by Squiggle Stamps.
The prize is 2 digis.


Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Lighting Up.
Karen Foster Design Paper - String Of Lights.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large.
Sizzix Decorative Strip Die - Christmas Lights.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The lights on the image were coloured in using Sakura Glaze gel pens this adds a nice glossy effect.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: E For Evergreen.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Strawberry Tilda


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Magnolia Stamp - Strawberry Tilda.
Lili Of The Valley Stamp - Verses.
Martha Stewart Design Paper - Seasonal Pad.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Petite Ovals Large.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The mottled effect on Tilda's dress was created using a Copic marker blender pen.  The dress was coloured in using a green Copic marker, you then press the tip of the blender pen onto the coloured dress and this will remove some of the green.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
House Of Gilli: Challenge #28 Green.
One Stop Craft Challenge: Challenge #172 Button It.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 5 March 2012

Lennie the Leprechaun

Table Decoration Recipe
Card Stock - Green, Brown, Gold, Peach.
Cricut Cartridge - Paper Doll Dress Up.
 Peachy Keen Stamps - Cheery-o's Face.
Embellishments from own stash.


Hints and Tips
Cut out two leprechaun's and stick the head and body together but not the legs this enables it to stand up.  I also made ceiling decorations using the same cartridge I cut the shamrock out in different sizes and shades of green.  I stapled two shamrocks together down the middle to give the decoration more dimension.


This card was entered into the following challenges:
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog: Challenge #60 Anything But A Card.
4 Crafty Chicks: Challenge #79 Anything But A Card.
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #79 Anything Goes.
Mygrafico Challenges: Challenge #123 St Patrick's Day.
Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge #101 Luck Of The Irish.


Love Linda xxx

Friday, 2 March 2012

Christmas Fun Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Bridget.  The theme for this week is a photo inspiration challenge.  I have chosen to use the colour pink and the little girl has wellington boots on.





We are sponsored by Crafters Companion.

The prize is a Crafters Companion £10 voucher.


Here is my card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Crafty Sentiments Stamp - Christmas Fun .
Sizzix and Hero Arts Stamp and Die Cut - Holiday Cheer.
Papermania Design Paper - Festive Frolics.
Woodware Punch - Snowflake.
Martha Stewart Punch - Snowflake.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
To add more interest to your die cutting try using up left over scraps of your design papers.

This card was entered into the following challenges:

Love Linda xxx