My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Friday, 27 April 2012

Xmas Sweeties Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Squirrel.  The theme for this week is Here Come The Girls.  So we would like to see your project with a girl as your main image.  Please remember Christmas projects only.


We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.
The prize is a $15 voucher for their store.


Here is my Card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
The Greetings Farm Stamp - Xmas Sweeties.
Sizzix Hero Arts Stamp and Die Set - Holiday Cheer.
Echo Park Design Paper - Holly Jolly Christmas.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
The fur on the little girls outfit was created using Stampendous Fun Flock Cotton Ball White.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenge: Week 21 Recipe.
Crafty Creations Challenge: Challenge 167 That's What Little Girls Are Made Of.
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long: Challenge 8 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

What A Cutie 5


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 10.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Retro Pattern.
Penny Black Printed Image - Free with a cardmaking magazine.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The Retro Pattern stamp was stamped with Versamark Watermark Ink.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Week 198 No Patterned Paper.
Sketch Saturday: Week 204.
Fab'n'Funky Challenges: Challenge #118 No DP.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 23 April 2012

Lazy Days


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Lazy Days.
Doodlebug Design Inc Paper - Spring Assortment.
Woodware Punch - Tag.
X-Cut Border Punch - Scallop.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
If you stamp an image at different angles you can make the image look completely different.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Daring Card Makers: Tag Your It.
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C133 Add Black Cardstock.
Make It Monday: Challenge #86 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 20 April 2012

James Bear Wrapped In Tinsel

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Miria.  The theme for this week is Buttons and Bows.  So we would like to see your project with buttons and bows on it.  Please remember Christmas projects only.


We are sponsored by Lili Of The Valley.

The prize is a £10 voucher for their store.



Here is my Card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Lili Of The Valley Stamp - James Bear Wrapped In Tinsel.
Martha Stewart Design Paper - Seasonal Pad.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Reverse Wonky Rectangle.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I decided James should be a white bear to make him more festive so I just used shades of grey to add shadow to his fur.  Instead of using fine glitter for the tinsel I used a long shredded one.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Moving Along With The Times: Merry Christmas.
Stampin' For The Weekend: Challenge 8 Sparkle and Shine.
Totally Paper Crafts: All Buttoned Up.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

April Showers


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Cricut Cartridge - Paisley, Create A Critter.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Spots and Dots.
Embellishments from own stash.
Hints and Tips
The faux embossing was created using wellies that where cut from the Cricut Cartridge which where then embossed and stuck onto the same colour background.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Challenge 150 Inspiration Picture (I am using blue and green).
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge: Challenge 107 April Showers.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 16 April 2012

Sunshine In The Rain


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Sunshine In The Rain.
Doodlebug Design Inc Paper - Spring Assortment.
Bo-Bunny Design Paper - Summer Picnic Punch Dots.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Circle Large.
Woodware Punch - Circle.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
To give the pink circle more pop I highlighted around the edge with faux stitching using a white gel pen.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Week 197 Spots and Stripes.
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week 150 Buttons and Thread.
One Stop Craft Challenge: Challenge 178 Three Circles.
The Ribbon Girl Blog: Colour Challenge #18 Orange, Pink and Aqua.
Make It Monday: Challenge #85 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 13 April 2012

Heidi Winter Wonderland DT Card



The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Lynsey.  The theme for this week is Pretty In Pink .  So we would like to see your project using the main colour of Pink.  Please remember Christmas projects only.



We are sponsored by Crafty Emma's Store.

The prize is a £10 voucher for their store.



Here is my Card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 15cm.
Whimsy Stamp - Heidi.
Papermania Stamp - Classic Christmas.
Papermania Design Paper - Festive Frolics.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Standard Circle Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Classic Ovals Small.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Snowflakes.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Doiley Lace.
Woodware Punch - Snowflakes.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
To add more dimension to the embossed snowflakes I highlighted them with Stickles glitter glue.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Sketch N Stash: Challenge 85 Kevin's Sketch (the stash is a new stamp Heidi by Whimsy Stamps).
Christmas Card Challenges: Week 19 Flower Soft or Flocking (the fur around her neck and muff were flocked).

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Mimosa Umbrella


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Bild Malarna Stamp - Mimosa Umbrella.
Doodlebug Design Inc Paper - Spring Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Ovals Large, Labels Ten.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
Tonic Studios Punch - Small Flower.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The dress was paper pieced, to add more dimension to the dress I have used a grey Copic marker to add shadow.

This card was entered into the following challenges:

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 9 April 2012

In The Rain!


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Penny Black Stamp - In The Rain!
Design Paper - Scraps From Stash.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Circle Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Remember you don't just have to doodle in black pen white also works well.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Dies and Doodles (I have doodled dots on the skirt and drew a collar onto the top in white pen).
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Challenge 187 Spring In The Air.
Mojo Monday: Sketch 236.
Make It Monday: Challenge #84 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 6 April 2012

Robin Winter Wonderland DT Card


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Kate.  The theme for this week is Robin Redbreast.  So we would like to see your project with a Robin on it.


We are sponsored by Crafter's Companion.

The prize is a £10 voucher.


Here is my Card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Anita's Stamp - Robin.
Doodlebug Design Inc Paper - Christmas Assortment.
Martha Stewart Design Paper - Seasonal Pad.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Standard Circle Large.
Martha Stewart Punch - Flower, Pine Branch.
X-Cut Border Punch - Scallop.
Embellishments from own stash.
Hints and Tips
The robin was paper pieced from scraps of mulberry paper to give the robin some texture.  I also added some chalk to the robins cheeks.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Easter Decor


Table Decoration Recipe
Coloured Card.
Cricut Cartridge - Create A Critter.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
X-Cut Punch - Flower.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders - Divine Swirl, Swiss Dots, Spots and Dots.
Hints and Tips
I embossed the critters to add more texture to them.  These critters have a front and a back so they can stand up independently without the stand.  I created the stand using green card which I then decorated using the Martha Stewart grass punch to add more dimension.




Flower Pick Recipe
Coloured Card.
X-Cut Nesting Dies - Easter Eggs.
Bamboo Skewer.
Yellow Straw.
Hints and Tips
I used 6 egg shapes to make this egg decoration.  After I die cut the eggs I folded them in half and glued them all together and attached it to a skewer.  To save time painting the skewer I inserted it into a coloured straw.

These table decorations where entered into the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers: Challenge 65 Easter.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 2 April 2012

Edwin With Egg Basket


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Magnolia Stamp - Edwin With Egg Basket, Tilda With Egg Basket.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Design Paper - 6 x 6 Hello Spring.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Circle Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large.
Memory Box Die - Twiggy Tree.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Make your own embellishments the tree was made using a Memory Box Die Twiggy Tree and a scalloped circle.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Totally Paper Crafts: Challenge 110 Easter.
Just Magnolia: Challenge 150 Spring Time.
Make It Monday: Challenge 83 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx