My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Monday, 30 July 2012

Mimo Tree


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Bild Malarna Stamp - Mimo Tree.
Doodlebug Desgin Inc Design Paper - Backyard.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large.
Marianne Design Creatables Die - LR0151.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The background clouds were created using a die cut cloud and chalk.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday: Challenge #100 Anything Goes.
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Challenge #203 The Great Outdoors.
Sunday Sketch and Stamp: Challenge #117 Marie's Sketch.

Love Linda xxx 

Friday, 27 July 2012

Elves Winter Wonderland DT Card


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by me.  The theme for this week is Elves.  So we would like to see an elf 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.
Mo Manning Digital Image - North Pole Employees.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Papers - Christmas Kit.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - 2010 Heirloom Ornament.
X-Cut Border Punch - Scallop.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The glittered bauble was created using green card stock, double sided tape, green and red glitter.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Crafts And Me Challenge: Challenge #94 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Justin's Ice Cream


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Justin's Ice Cream.
DCVW Design Paper - Citrus Stack.
Woodware Punch and Emboss - Buttons.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
To create the ice cream drip I used a Sakura Gelly Roll Med pen #50.  I find this pen invaluable I use it for highlighting and adding white dots to eyes and clothing to add more dimension.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #145 In The "Doghouse".
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #99 Anything Goes.
Crafty Creations Challenge: Challenge #180 Buttons.
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Challenge #29 Monochrome.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 20 July 2012

Santa's Hat Girl

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Squirrel.  The theme for this week is a Colour Challenge we would like to see Pink and/or Purple plus Aqua and/or green on your Christmas projects.

We are sponsored by Lili Of The Valley


The prize is a £10 Voucher.

Here is my Card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Santa's Hat Girl
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper - Peppermint Twist.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Pine Trim.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
With beautiful images like these you don't need to add too many embellishments.  I used green flitter card for the pine trim and I added a pearl gem to the sleep suit.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Stampin' For The Weekend: Challenge #14 Photo Inspiration (green, pink).

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 19 July 2012

I Wuv U


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - I Wuv U (straight hair version).
Doodlebug Design Inc Design  Paper - Over The Rainbow, Backyard.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I used mini stick on pearls for the buttons on the boys dungarees.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #144 Hugs and Kisses.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Relaxing


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
House Mouse Stamp - Relaxing.
Doodlebug Desgin Inc Design Paper - Summer Kit.
Cricut Cartridge - Create A Critter.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Don't be afraid of combining challenges when designing your card.  The Cricut cartridges work really well with stamped images.  So with this card design I was able to enter the Fantabulous Cricut challenge and House Mouse and Friends Challenge.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge: Challenge Me Monday #120 Sunny Days.
Make It Monday: Challenge #98 Anything Goes.
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge: Challenge #124 Summer Holidays.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 16 July 2012

Ben


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Ben.
Scraps of Design Paper.
Memory Box Die - Spring Border.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels Seventeen.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I used Copic markers E50 and E53 for the little boy's hair.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts: Challenge #125 Lots Of Layers.
Make It Monday: Challenge #98 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Fun In The Sun


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Fun In The Sun.
Seaside Images Design Paper.
EK Success Punch - Wave Flourish.
Rotatrim Paper Trimmer - Deckle Edge.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The gems are from studio18 they are 8cm in length.  I have just used part of the strip on this design the left over pieces can be used on another card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Challenge #67 Photo Inspiration.
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: July Challenge Summertime.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 13 July 2012

Snowbody Frame

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Miria.  The theme for this week is Use A Sentiment As Your Main Focal Point.  So we would like to see you use a Sentiment on your Christmas projects.


We are sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps



The prize is a choice of either 2 digital images from the Lil Loita, Lil Lad or Lil Pinkette ranges.

Here is my Card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Stampendous Stamp - Snowbody Frame.
X-Cut Border Punch - Scallop.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I highlighted some of the snowflakes with the same Copic marker I used to colour the snowman's hat and scarf with, this gives the card a more cohesive look.

This card was entered into the following challenges:

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Singin In The Rain


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Singin InThe Rain.
Hero Arts Stamp - Clouds.
Martha Stewart Design  Paper - Seasonal Pad.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Petite Ovals Large.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I used Tim Holtz Distress ink pad Stormy Sky to stamp the clouds to create a mottled effect.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #143 Dancing/Singing.
Crafty Creations Challenge: Challenge #178 Free For All.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Janie In July


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Janie In July.
Me & My Big Ideas Design Paper - Sunshine Paper Pad.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
If you have no ideas on what colours to choose for your card design, use photographs of you children to give you inspiration.  Colour in the bikini to match your child's costume then co-ordinate the design with a matching design paper.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts: Challenge #124 Here Comes Summer.
Fab'n'Funky Challenge: Challenge #129 Summer Holiday.

Love Linda xxx

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Doodlecharms Ice cream


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Cricut Cartridge - Doodlecharms.
Doodlebug Design Inc Paper - You Scream, I Scream.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - D'vine Swirls.
X-Cut Border Punch - Scallop.
X-Cut Punch - Corner Rounder.
Hints and Tips
The ice cream cone was cut at 4".  This card design is a good way of using up small scraps of design paper.  I used Crystal Glamour Dust to highlight the swirls.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday: Challenge # 97 Anything Goes.
Papertake Weekly: Strawberries and Cream or Anything that reminds you of summer.
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge: Challenge Me Monday #119 Yummy, Yummy.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 9 July 2012

Yummy

I have just found out I am the proud winner of House Mouse candy from the lovely Paula Holifield yay.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
House Mouse Stamp - Mudpie Reaches, Yummy.
Doodlebug Design Inc Paper - Christmas Kit, Berry Blue.
Sizzix Medium Sizzlit Die - Strawberry #3.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower, Wave Flourish.
L-Em.Com Punch - Stamen.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
When using die cuts I ink the edges of them with brown ink to make them stand out more.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge: Challenge 123 Let's Get Fruity.
Make It Monday: Challenge # 97 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 6 July 2012

Snowy Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Lynsey.  The theme for this week is White On White.  So we would like to see you use white on white and only the image can be coloured on your Christmas projects.


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


Here is my Card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Snowy.
Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades Embossing Folder - Snow Flurries.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The key to making white on white cards is to use lots of texture.  I have used textured papers on the snowman's hat and scarf and the background is embossed.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Lollipop Crafts: Challenge #84 Christmas In July.
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Summer Boy

Yes I am afraid it is another Mo Manning Digital image I have to say I am some what obsessed with these cute characters.  This image reminds me of Michael my son when he was younger.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Summer Boy.
Doodlebug Design Inc Paper - Happy Dot Talk, Bright Taffy Stripe.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Just because it is a card for a boy doesn't mean you have to use dull colours.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #142 Anything Goes.
Cards For Men: Challenge #14 Happy Birthday.
C.R.A.F.T Challenge: Challenge #162 Splashy/Water Themed.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Maggie


 
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Maggie.
Doodlebug Design Inc Paper - Bright Taffy Stripe, Summer Kit.
Sizzix Sizzlit Die - Beach Spade.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Try adding glitter to your designs using a Sakura Stardust gel pen as these are less messy to use than glitter and glue.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge Blog: Challenge #152 Summer Time Girls.
Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge #104 Summer Time.

Love Linda xxx

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Lacie With Ice Cream


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Lacie With Ice Cream.
Martha Stewart Design Paper - Seasonal Pad.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
These Mo Manning Digital images are the best I have ever used.  Take a look at her shop Mo's Digital Pencil.  The best thing about digital images is you can down load them and use them straight away, which is great if you are impatient like me.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girl Blog: July Card Challenge Create A Girlie Card.
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Challenge #199 Bright As A Button.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 2 July 2012

Summer Girl

What can I say about Mo Mannings Digital Images I just love them they are so cutesy and heart warming.  When I saw this image I just had to have it because it reminded me of Jenny my daughter when see was younger.



Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Summer Girl.
Creative Imaginations Design Paper.
Sizzix Sizzlit Die - Beach Ball.
Embellishments from stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Don't forget if you use a double sided design paper the reverse of the paper will always co-ordinate perfectly with the front.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Fab'n'Funky Challenge: Challenge #127 Cute and Girly.
Totally Paper Crafts: Can You Digi It.
Make It Monday: Challenge #96 Anything Goes.
Stampalot Challenge: July Challenge What's Your Crafty Passion? (Bright colours, Copic markers and cute images).

Love Linda xxx