My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Bikini




Card Recipe
Card Blank - 8.5cm x 13cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Bikini.
Circa Designs Stamp - Stamp and Punch Sentiments.
 Doodlebug Designs Inc Paper - Summer Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Circle Large, Petite Scalloped Circle Large.
Sizzix Movers and Shapers L Die - Card, Circle Flip-its.
Cricut Cartridge - Doodlecharms.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Scallop Dot.
Woodware Punch - Scallop Circle.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Die cut the card and the design paper using the Sizzix Flip-its die, then trim the design paper to fit the card.  I have removed some of the design paper to make the card less bulky.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge: Challenge #172 Running In Circles.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Surfer Ian


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
The Greetings Farm Stamp - Surfer Ian.
 Creative Imagination Design Paper.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Circle Large, Petite Scalloped Circle Large.
Sizzix Extended Cuts Die - Wave.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I die cut the Sizzix wave first.  Then I die cut the wave with the Spellbinders Standard Circle Large Die this gives it a professional looking finish.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Anyone For Anya? Get A Round To It.

Love Linda xxx

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Contented Mudpie


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Artemio Stamps - On The Beach.
House Mouse Stamps - Relaxing, Contented Mudpie.
 Martha Stewart Design Papers - Summer.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Circle Large, Petite Scalloped Circle Large.
Cricut Cartridge - Doodlecharms.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Divine Swirls.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers and brush stoke markers.
Hints and Tips
The beach background was created using watercolour brush markers.  The waves were created using Stampendous Frantage Embossing Kit.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge: Challenge #120 Circles, Polka Dots and All-Round Fun.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 28 May 2012

Lil Dude Cool


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Free Bugaboo Digi - Lil Dude Cool.
Doodlebug Design Inc Paper - Boys Only.
 Martha Stewart Border Punch - Embossed Zig Zag.
Sizzix Sizzlit Die - Star.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
You can get some great freebie digital images if you look around I found this on the Bugaboo Stamps Blog they have a freebie Friday.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Here Come The Boys: Challenge #28 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 25 May 2012

Carolling Penguins Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Bridget.  The theme for this week is Sing A Song.  So we would like to see singers on your Christmas projects.

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

Here is my Card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Carolling Penguins.
Dovecraft Design Paper - Tis The Season.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Scallop Dot.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I added white dots to the scarf and hat using a white marker this makes the image pop.  The fluff on the hats was created using liquid applique.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday: Week #90 Anything Goes.
Totally Paper Crafts: Challenge #118 Animals.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 24 May 2012

DT Call for Winter Wonderland


Would you like to be more prepared at Christmas?

Do you love making Christmas cards?

Would you like to join an easy going, fun loving, friendly Design Team?

If you have answered yes to all three question then you could be just the person we are looking for.

We are looking for 1 new DT member.  You do not need to have previous experience of DT membership, just be enthusiastic and a regular blogger. We have 2 teams so your commitment would be to produce something once a fortnight, comment weekly on 1 in 10 entries, host the challenge every 12 weeks and be part of the rota for choosing the winners. The DT Co-ordinators are responsible for dealing with the sponsors.  If this sounds like the challenge for you click on the link here.

Applications will be open until 24 May.
Thanks for looking and good luck to all those who enter.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Portobello Road


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Christmas Friends.
Papermania Stamps - Portobello Road.
Wilkinsons -  Paper Chains.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Look around in your local pound shops you will be surprised what you can find to make cards with.  The union jacks on this card are from a paper chain pack from Wilkinsons and they only cost £1 and you can still used the rest of the pack to make a chain with.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Week 202 Recycling ( the ribbon was on a Cadbury olympic chocolate medal Easter egg).
Stampalot Challenge: May Challenge Medals and Monarchs.
Penny Black and More: May Challenge London Celebrates.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 18 May 2012

Sophia's Sweet Snowman Winter Wonderland DT Card


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Sally.  The theme for this week is Embossing.  So we would like to see dry, wet or faux embossing on your Christmas projects.

We are sponsored by Emerald Faerie Garden.
Now known as A & T Designs.
The prize is 3 digis.

Here is my Card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Circa Design Stamp - Forest.
Inky Impressions Stamp - Sophia's Sweet Snowman.
Dovecraft Design Paper - Winter Wonderland.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Petite Ovals Large.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders - Ice Crystals, Snowflakes.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
After the background was embossed I added white gel marker to the dots of snow.  The design paper was embossed with the ice crystal embossing folder and some of the ice crystals where highlighted with Stickles glue this can make the paper look more expensive.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenge: Week #24 Old Neglected Stamps.
Cute Card Thursday Challenge: Challenge 217 A Touch of Sparkle.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Companion


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Companion.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper - Spring Assortment.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Petite Ovals Large.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
Tonic Studio Punch - Daisy.
L-Em.Com Punch - Stamen.
Woodware Punch - Grass.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Choose your design paper first and then colour your image in to co-ordinate with the design paper.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Week 201 In The Garden.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 14 May 2012

Singing In The Rain


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Nutcrafters Stamp  - Singing In The Rain.
DCWV Design Paper - Citrus Stack.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Circles Large.
Sizzix Original Die Small - Cloud.
Woodware Punch - Rain Drop.
X-Cut Border Punch - Scallop.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Divine Swirls.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The die cut cloud was embossed to give it more dimension.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #89 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Summer


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Nutcrafters Digi Stamp Squares - Summer.
Design Paper - Free with Crafts Beautiful magazine.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Labels Ten, Petite Ovals Large.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
Tonic Studio Punch - Daisy.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The clouds in the background where created using chalk, if you don't like them you can just rub them out.

This card was entered into the following challenges:

Love Linda xxx

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Snowy Reflection Winter Wonderland DT Card


It feels like forever since a posted a card things such be back to normal next week.  I have just had my old kitchen ripped out and a new one fitted who would have thought it would make so much mess.

The challenge for this week at 
Winter Wonderland is hosted by Denise.  The theme for this week is Frosty The Snowman.  So we would like to see your Christmas project with a snowman on it.

We are sponsored by Delicious Doodles.
The prize is 4 digis.

We are also sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.
The prize is 4 digis.


Here is my Card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
High Hopes Stamp - Snowman Reflection.
Echo Park Design Paper - Holly Jolly Christmas.
Woodware Punch - Snowflake.
X-Cut Embossing Punch - Snowflake.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The snow effect was created using Flower Soft Polar White.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #88 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 4 May 2012

Christmas Friends


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by me.  The theme for this week is a Photo Inspiration Challenge.  I am using the colours Lilac, Silver and Baubles.  Please remember Christmas projects only.


We are sponsored by Crafters Companion.
The prize is a £10 voucher for their store.

Here is the photo inspiration picture.


Here is my Card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Christmas Friends.
Daisy & Dandelion Design Paper - Penelope and Percy.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Scallop Dot.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The main image was too small for my design so I stamped it three times and coloured each bauble in different shades of purple to add more interest.

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

Love Linda xxx