My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Friday, 29 June 2012

Winter Woodland Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Kate.  The theme for this week is Monochromatic.  So we would like to see you use one colour only but you can include skin, hair and fur on your Christmas projects.

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.
Cricut Cartridge - Winter Woodland.
Dovecraft Design Paper - Winter Wonderland.
Marianne Design Creatables Die - Icicles.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The Winter Woodland lettering was cut at 2.5" this just fits perfectly on a 10.5cm x 15cm card blank.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge: Challenge #188 Christmas In June.
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Challenge #25 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Tom and Tilly


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Tom and Tilly.
Circa Designs Stamp - Sentiments.
 Doodlebug Designs Inc Paper - Summer Kit.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Classic Hearts, Classic Scalloped Hearts.
Woodware Punch - Flower, Blink, Scalloped Circle.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Remember you don't have to use all of the image on your card when I die cut the heart shape it chopped off the bench and legs.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge Blog: Challenge 141 Straight From The Heart.
Crafty Creations Challenge: Challenge #176 Embellish It (brad, shimmer dots, veined leaf).
Crafty Cardmakers: Challenge #71 Create Your Own Flowers.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 25 June 2012

Beauty And The Beach


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Craft Lounge Stamp - Beauty And The Beach.
 Doodlebug Design Inc Paper - Summer Kit.
X-Cut Border Punch - Scallop.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The swimming costume was paper pieced, to add more dimension I added shading to it with a grey Copic marker.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #95 Anything Goes.
Charisma Cardz Challenges: Challenge #24 Summer.
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge #222 Here Comes Summer.
Stampin' For The Weekend: Challenge #12 Show Us Your Style (I love bright and vibrant colours).

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 22 June 2012

Freddy Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Marianne.  The theme for this week is Christmas Teddy.  So we would like to see a teddy on your Christmas projects.

We are sponsored by Delicious Doodles.
The prize is 4 digital images.


Here is my Card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.15cm.
Mo Manning Digital Stamp - Freddy.
Dovecraft Design Paper - Tis The Season.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Wonky Rectangles.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Pine Trim.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
When fussy cutting an image leave a white edge around the image it makes it easier to cut out.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Crafts And Me: Challenge #89 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Needs Mummy


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Needs Mummy.
Penny Black Stamp - Salutations.
 Doodlebug Designs Inc Paper - Boys Only Pad.
Sizzix Clearlits Die - Star.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
If you use a piece of double sided design paper remember that both sides will  always co-ordinate perfectly together.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge Blog: Challenge 140 Masculine.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

What?


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
House Mouse Stamp - What?
Nutcrafters Stamp - Nutshells Ice Cream Parlour.
Craft Lounge Stamp - Beauty and the Beach.
Martha Stewart Designer Paper - Seasonal Pad.
X-Cut Border Punch - Scallop.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I love House Mouse stamps but I couldn't afford all the stamps so I just bought some of the individual mice and then combine them with my other stamps to make a scene.  For this card I used Nutcrafters Ice Cream Parlour stamp for the background and Craft Lounge cocktail from the Beauty and the Beach stamp set and last but not least House Mouse What? stamp.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge: Challenge 122 Summer Refreshments.
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Bingo (Punch, free, button).
Fab'n'Funky Challenge: Challenge 126 Polka Dots.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 18 June 2012

Mermaid


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 15cm.
Stampendous Stamp - Mermaid.
 Seaside Images Design Paper.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Labels Ten, Petite Ovals Large.
Cuttlebug Dies - Seahorse Shell.
Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Summer Fun Set.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
To add dimension to the card I die cut the sea elements out of textured papers then layered them onto the card using foam pads.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #94 Anything Goes.
Penny Black and More Challenge: June Challenge All My Favourite Things (Cuttlebug Seahorse, Shell Dies and Sizzix Wave embossing folder).

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 15 June 2012

Sticky Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Debbie.  The theme for this week is Candy Canes.  So we would like to see candy canes on your Christmas projects.

We are sponsored by Joanna Sheen

The prize is £10 voucher.

and we are also sponsored by Emerald Faerie Garden
with a prize of 2 digi images of the winners choice, from the original Emerald Faerie only.

Here is my Card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.15cm.
Mo Manning Digital Stamp - Sticky.
Papermania Design Paper - Festive Frolics.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels One.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Scallop Dot.
Martha Stewart Punch - Holly.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Don't forget if you use a digital image you can print it any dimensions you want.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: L is for Lyrics (The Happy Elf song by Harry Connick Jr).
Creative Card Crew: Challenge 12 Song Inspired (The Happy Elf song by Harry Connick Jr).

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Kite


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Kite.
Penny Black Stamp - Salutations.
 Doodlebug Designs Inc Paper - Summer Kit.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
When you stamp any wording use Versafine Onyx Black it is fast drying and brings out the finest details.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge Blog: Challenge 139 At The Park.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Love You Daddy

Firstly I would love to say a great big thank you to all my wonderful followers I really do appreciate all of your fantastic comments they make me feel very lucky and special.

On to this card I love this image because it reminds me of my daughter when she was younger, my husband used to work away from home all week and she would grab hold of his leg on his arrival home and not let go in case he left again she really is a daddy's girl.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 15cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Love You Daddy.
DCWV Design Paper - Citrus Stack.
Tim Holtz  Decorative Strip Die - Carnivale.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I chose to cut the lettering out of black card this makes it stand out more.  Just because it is a card for a man doesn't mean it has to be in dull colours.  When colouring your image in think of the person the card is going to. This card is going to my husband from my daughter so I have coloured the clothing in to match what he usually wears.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Cards For Men: Challenge 12 Father's Day.
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Challenge #125 Father's Day.

Love Linda xxx

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Make A Wish


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Make A Wish.
 Doodlebug Designs Inc Paper - Fourth Of July.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Petite Ovals Large.
Ellison Thin Cuts Die - Flowers.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
You don't always have to put a lot of embellishments on your cards some times one is just enough.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Challenge 196 Red, White and Blue.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 11 June 2012

Waiting For The Parade


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 21cm x 15cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Waiting For The Parade.
 Shabby Princess Design Paper.
Woodware Punch - Square.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
To create the faux embossing on this card I used a retro flower punched out from the same colour of card I used for the background.  If you haven't looked at Mo's Digital Pencil shop, you should take a look Mo Manning's digital drawings are beautiful, heart warming and so well drawn.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge: Challenge #138 Anything Goes.
The Ribbon Girl Blog: Card Challenge Use Ribbon or Lace.
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Challenge #158 Use Ice Cream Colours.
The Sweet Stop: Sketch 162.
Make It Monday: Challenge #93 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 8 June 2012

Silent Night Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Karen.  The theme for this week is a Photo Inspiration Challenge.  I am using blue, silver, candles and baubles.  Please remember Christmas projects only.

We are sponsored by Crimson Cloud.
The prize is this fabulous stamp by Penny Black
Here is the Photo Inspiration Picture.

Here is my Card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Nutcrafters Stamp - Harriet Hurst Silent Night.
Dovecraft Design Paper - Winter Wonderland.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Scallop Dot.
Woodware Punch - Snowflake.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
This little girl stamp could be used for other occasions for example a communion card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Christmas Stampin' All Year: Challenge #14 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Hula Anya


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
The Greetings Farm Stamp - Hula Anya.
 Creative Imagination Design Paper.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Scallop Dot.
EK Success Punch - Small Retro Flower.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I used raffia to make the hula skirt.  Remember your faux stitching can be in any colour you chose to make it look more realistic pierce holes either side of the drawn stitch.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Anyone For Anya? I'm In Stitches (the hula skirt was stitched on and faux stitching was used around the edge of the card).

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Splish Splash A Citrus Bath


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
House Mouse Stamp - Splish Splash A Citrus Bath.
Martha Stewart Designer Paper - Seasonal Pad.
 Nellie's Multi Frame Die - Circles.
Woodware Punch - Buttons.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The glittered buttons were punched out of coloured card.  Then I ran them through my Xyron Create A Sticker machine this is a much easier way to apply the glue, then glitter them.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black and More: June Challenge All My Favourite Things (I love this House Mouse Stamp).
Make It Monday: Challenge #92 Anything Goes.
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge: Challenge 121 Here Comes The Sun.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 1 June 2012

A Thorny Affair Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Lisa.  The theme for this week is Holly.  So we would like to see holly on your Christmas projects.

We are sponsored by Crafters Companion
The prize is £10 voucher.

Here is my Card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.15cm.
Penny Black Stamp - A Thorny Affair.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Vine Trim.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The holly berries were highlighted using a white maker pen this makes them look more dimensional.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday: Week #91 Anything Goes.
Christmas Card Challenge: Week #26 Bling.
Crimbo Crackers: Challenge #16 Photo Inspiration.

Love Linda xxx