My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Friday, 26 October 2012

Puppy Kiss Winter Wonderland DT Card


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Pam.   The theme for this week is Use At Least 3 Different Punches so we would like to see you create a Christmas project with 3 different punches.

We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who are giving away a $15 voucher and Tickled Pink who are giving away 2 digital images.


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Puppy Kiss.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Standard Circles Large.
Martha Stewart Punch - Holly, Pine.
Woodware Punch - Rain Drop.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
I made the mistletoe leaves using a rain drop punch.  I folded the rain drop in half and stuck two of them together then added an adhesive pearl.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #112 Anything Goes.
One Stop Craft Challenge: Challenge 201 Anything Goes.
Penny Black and More: October Challenge Animal Magic.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Perfect Angel


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Perfect Angel.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Ovals Large, Labels Ten.
Sizzix Decorative Border Die - Candy.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
I have coloured some self adhesive dew drops gems with permanent marker to make them look like gum balls.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #158 Cute and Cuddly.
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Challenge #144 Animals.
Moving Along With The Times: Too Cute Too Spook.

Love Linda xxx

Sabrina

I am delighted to announce that I have been asked to be a guest designer for Cute Card Thursday for the month of October.  The theme for this week is Something Scary.


Card Recipe
Card Blank -  4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Rubber Romance Stamp - Sabrina.
Adornit Carolees Creations Design Paper - Halloween Hoax.
Martha Stewart Border Trim - Spiders Web.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
Remember you don't have to use all of the spider's web border die cut you can just use a small piece of it 

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #112 Anything Goes.
Stampin' For The Weekend: Challenge #19 Something Spooky.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 19 October 2012

Design In 3D Winter Wonderland DT Project


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by me.  The theme for this week is Anything But A Card so we would like to see you create a Christmas project that isn't a card.

We are sponsored by Lili Of The Valley who are giving away a £10 voucher and Iva Nova Chest who are giving a way a fantastic parcel of festive ribbons and flowers.





Tea Light Holder Recipe
Coloured Card.
Sizzix Bigz Die Extra Long - House 3D.
Sizzix Sizzlit Die - Tree w/snow.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper.
X-Cut Border Punch - Scallop.
Battery operated tea light.
Embellishments from own stash.

Hints and Tips
This die was created to be used inside a pop up card but I think it works perfectly well as a tea light holder.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #111 Anything Goes.
Totally Paper Crafts: Challenge #139 Christmas.
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Challenge #74 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Fall Fairy Jesen


I am delighted to announce that I have been asked to be a guest designer for Cute Card Thursday for the month of October.  The theme for this week is Got Glitter.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.5cm x 14.5cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Fall Fairy Jesen.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper.
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Fall Foliage.
X-Cut Embossing Punch - Leaf.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
To add extra bling I have used Jones Tones Glitter Diamantina Silver Holo .025 on the fairy wings.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #157 Autumn Fun.
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #111 Anything Goes.
Crafty Cardmakers: Challenge #77 Autumn.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 12 October 2012

North Pole Workers Winter Wonderland DT Card


The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Lorraine.   The theme for this week is a Photo Inspiration Challenge.  I am using the bauble as my inspiration.  Please remember Christmas projects only.

We are sponsored by Joanna Sheen who is giving away a £10 gift voucher and Delicious Doodles who are giving away 4 Digital Images.


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Mo Manning Digital Image - North Pole Workers.
Karen Foster Design Paper.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Pine Trim.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
I have used Copic markers R59 Cardinal, YG63 Pea Green and YG67 Moss to colour the elf's clothes.

Inspiration Photo


This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #110 Anything Goes.
Totally Gorjuss: Challenge 152 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 11 October 2012

For Teacher Girl

I am delighted to announce that I have been asked to be a guest designer for Cute Card Thursday for the month of October.  The theme for this week is Paper Piecing.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Mo Manning Digital Image - For Teacher Girl.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper - Autumn Kit.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
To paper piece with a digital image I first printed the image onto a piece of photo copy paper.  I then sprayed my scraps of design paper with a temporary repositional adhesive and stuck them onto the photo copy and ran it through the printer again.  Doing it this way means you get perfect placement of the scraps of design paper and you won't need to use a whole sheet of design paper.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #156 B is For (basket, buttons and a bow).
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #110 Anything Goes.
Daring Cardmakers: Colour Challenge October.
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Challenge #213 Autumn.

Love Linda xxx

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Bugaboo Bobble Head Ghost

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Bugaboo Digital Image - Bobble Head Ghost.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper - Gallery Of Ghouls.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Small Deckled Rectangles.
Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Spider #2.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
I printed the ghost twice to enable me to decoupage it.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #110 Anything Goes.
Crazy 4 Challenges: Challenge #157 Halloween.

Love Linda xxx 

Friday, 5 October 2012

Sentiments Winter Wonderland DT Card

The challenge for this week at Winter Wonderland is hosted by Miria.   The theme for this week is  Across The Miles so we would like to see you create a Christmas project suitable to send to someone across the miles.

We are sponsored by Crafter's Companion who are giving away a £10 voucher.


Card Recipe
Card Blank - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Penny Black Stamp - Sentiments.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels One.
Martha Stewart Punch - Holly.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
The sentiment was created on the computer.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Challenge:  Challenge #109 Anything Goes.
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Singin' In The Rain

I am delighted to announce that I have been asked to be a guest designer for Cute Card Thursday for the month of October.  The theme for this week is Lotsa Ribbon.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Mo Manning Digital Image - Singin' In The Rain.
Hero Arts Stamp - Clouds.
Doodlebug Design Inc Design Paper - Autumn Kit.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Oval Large.
X-Cut Embossing Punch - Botanicals Leaf.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
The flowers were created using left over scraps of ribbons.  I stitched a line of running stitch along the edge of the ribbon and then gathered it to form the flower shape and finished it off with a brad in the middle of it.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #155 Anything Goes.
Make It Monday Challenge: Challenge #109 Anything Goes.
Totally Gorjuss: Challenge #151 Punch and Die.
Crafty Creations Challenge: Challenge #190 Colours Of Fall.

Love Linda xxx