My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Friday, 31 August 2012

Snow Bunny Winter Wonderland DT Card


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Karen.   The theme for this week is Walking In A Winter Wonderland so we would like to see you use an image of a person or an animal walking in the snow on your Christmas project.


We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who are giving away a $15 voucher.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Whimsy Stamp - Snow Bunny.
Trim Craft Design Papers - Pepper's Christmas Party.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Standard Circle Large, Petite Scalloped Circle Large.
Memory Box Dies - Frosty Border.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
I used Stampendous Fun Flock Cotton White for the fur on the bunny's hood.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #104 Anything Goes.
Creative Card Crew Challenge: Challenge #18 Christmas.
Natalie and Amy's Challenge: Challenge #1 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Erasmus


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Mo Manning Digital Image - Erasmus.
DCWV Design Paper - School Grade.
X-Cut Border Punch - Scallop.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
You could use this image for a going back to school card or a thank you card for your teacher.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #150 Layers.
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #104 Anything Goes.
Fussy And Fancy Friday Challenge: Challenge #70 Back To School.
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Challenge #34 No Embellishments.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 24 August 2012

Winter Woodland Winter Wonderland DT Card


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Lisa.   The theme for this week is Red and Green so we would like to see you use red and green on your Christmas project.

We are sponsored by Pink Gem who will be giving away 4 digital images and Sassy Studio Design who will be giving away 4 digital images.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14cm x 14cm.
Cricut Cartridge - Winter Woodland.
Papermania Design Paper - Festive Frolics.
Embellishments from own stash.

Hints and Tips
Deer #2 was cut at 5 1/2".  The Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge comes in really useful if you don't have a lot of time to make your Christmas cards.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #103 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 23 August 2012

The Big One


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Mo Manning Digital Image - The Big One.
Dovecraft Design Paper - Abstract Prints.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels Seventeen.
X-Cut Punch - Leaf.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Don't just save your pumpkin images for Halloween they work great on autumn themed cards as well.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #149 Distressing (The edges of the card and the design paper are distressed).
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #103 Anything Goes.
Crafts And Me Challenge: Challenge #98 Autumn Colours.
Fab'n'Funky Challenge: Challenge #135 Use Leaves Somewhere.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 17 August 2012

Tobbogan Joy Ride Winter Wonderland DT Card


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Bridget .  The theme for this week is Winter Fun so we would like to see you use any winter sports  image on your Christmas project.

We are sponsored by Crafty Emblies  who will be giving away a £10 voucher and Kenny K who will be giving away 5 digital images of  the winners choice.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
High Hopes Rubber Stamp - Tobbogan Joy Ride.
Karen Foster Design Paper - Twinkling Trees.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper - Peppermint Twist.
Sizzix and Hero Arts Stamp and Die Cut - Holiday Cheer.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
The slopes where created using a decorative Fiskars ruler and white flitter card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #102 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Dani And Friends


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Mo Manning Digital Image - Dani and Friends.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper - Summer Kit.
Tonic Studio Punch - Flower.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
This image could be used for a birthday card or a back to college card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #148 Friends.
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #102 Anything Goes.
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge #230 Back To School.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 10 August 2012

Nativity 2


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Sally.  The theme for this week is a Photo Inspiration Challenge.  I am using gold and the nativity.  Please remember Christmas projects only.

We are sponsored by Joanna Sheen

The prize is £10 gift voucher

and

The prize is 4 digis of the winners choice.


Here is the Photo Inspiration Picture.


Here is my Card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Stampavie Gillian Roberts Stamp - Nativity 2.
Penny Black Stamp - The Wonder.
Sizzix Little Sizzles Design Papers.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I used the Sizzix Little Sizzles Design paper because the print images are very small so it works perfectly for paper piecing.  

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges: Week #36 Use Something New (I used a new stamp).
ABC Christmas Challenge: P for Paper Piecing.
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Helena and Henry


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Mo Manning Digital Image - Helena and Henry.
Left over scrap of design paper.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flower.
Woodward Punch - Leaf.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
To give the card a co-ordinated look the flowers where made with coloured papers that would contrast with the image and the design paper.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #147 Love Is All Around.
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #101 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 6 August 2012

Sun Dried


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Sun Dried.
Doodlebug Desgin Inc Design Paper - Fourth Of July Kit.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
X-Cut Punch - Daisy.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
Adding grass and clouds to your image will help ground the hedgehog.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday: Challenge #101 Anything Goes.
Penny Black and More Challenge: August Challenge Whiskers and/or Wings.

Love Linda xxx 

Friday, 3 August 2012

Mimi Dear


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Pam.  The theme for this week is Ribbon and Lace.  So we would like to see you use ribbon and lace on your Christmas projects.

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


Here is my Card.
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Mimi Dear.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Papers - Merry Argyle.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Wonky Rectangle.
Woodware Punch - Snowflake.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
If you don't have any fabric lace you could always use paper lace made with a border punch.

This card was entered into the following challenges:

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Buskettie


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 15cm x 15cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Buskettie.
Doodlebug Designs Inc Design Paper - Fresh Cut.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Doiley Lace.
Sizzix Sizzlits Dies - Note Pad.
Cuttlebug Dies - Flowers.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
I made this card for my daughter so I coloured in the image to match her eyes and hair colour.  I chose this image because it reminded me of when she was little girl and she fell fast asleep straight into a bowl of lasagne.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #146 Anything Goes.
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #100 Anything Goes.
Moving Along With The Times: Challenge #157 Summer.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Hyper Mouse


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 15cm.
House Mouse Stamps - Hyper Mouse, Mudpie Tells.
Trimcraft Design Paper - The London Line.
Cricut Cartridge - Paper Doll Dress Up.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
The canoe was cut at 3 1/2".  I used a decorative edge ruler to create the ripples on the water.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
House Mouse and Friends: Challenge #125 Olympics (Rowing).
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge: Challenge Me Monday Challenge #122 Smore' Anyone.

Love Linda xxx