My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Splash

Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.8cm x 14.8cm.
Mo Manning Digital Stamp - Splash.
Hero Arts Stamp - Clouds.
Doodlebugs Design Inc - Design Paper.
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Petite Ovals Large.
Memory Box Die - Twiggy Tree.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
Woodware Punch - Maple Leaf.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
The little girls rain coat was coated with Glossy Accents.  I was very stupid and impatient and managed to stick my finger in the Glossy Accents while it was still drying.  I used a small autumn leaf to cover my finger print up.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge: #237 Fall/Autumn.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 1 September 2014

Create A Critter

Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 14.8cm.
Hero Arts Clear Stamp Set - Many Birthday Messages.
Cricut Cartridge - Create A Critter.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Petite Ovals Large.

Hints and Tips
The fox is 3" in size.  The fox was mounted to the card using foam pads to add more dimension. I have placed an oval of grey card under the fox to ground it to the card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday Challenge: #336 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Dundee

Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 14.8cm.
Mo Manning Digital Stamp - Dundee.
Martha Stewart - Design Paper.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Embossed Zig Zag.
Cricut Cartridge - Doodlecharms.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
The apple was die cut at 1".  If you can't think of how to colour am image use your own children for inspiration.  You can colour the little boy in using the school uniform colours of your local school.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge: #236 Back To School.

Love Linda xxx

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Ride With Me


 Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 14.8cm.
Lili Of The Valley Stamp -Ride With Me.
Penny Black Clear Stamps - J'aime Paris.
Martha Stewart - Design Paper.
X-Cut Border Punch - Scallop.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
This type of card can be sent through the post on a royal mail standard stamp as it is quite a flat card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz Challenge: #18 Wedding Anniversary.

Love Linda xxx

Puppy

Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10cm x 14.8cm.
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp - Way With Words.
Sizzix Bigz Die - Puppy.
 
Hints and Tips
You don't have to use the whole of the die cut image you can just use a smaller piece of it .

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: #121 Pets or Favourite Animals.

Love Linda xxx

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

1st Pick

Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10cm x 14.8cm.
Penny Black Stamp -1st Pick.
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Stamp - Way With Words.
Martha Stewart - Design Paper.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Zig Zag.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
I like to use this clean and simple style for mens' cards. It is also I good way of using up scraps of design papers.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday Challenge: #334 Clean and Simple.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Blueberry Girl

Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10cm x 14.8cm.
Mo Manning Digital Stamp - Blueberry Girl.
Doodlebugs Design Inc - Design Paper.
X-Cut Border Punch - Scallop.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
I always choose my design paper first then colour the image in to co-ordinate with it.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge: #235 Girl Birthday.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Cheers!

Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10cm x 14.8cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Cheers!
Magnolia Stamp - Lazy Summer Days.
Doodlebugs Design Inc - Design Paper.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large.
EK Success Punch - Wave Flourish.
X-Cut Border Punch - Scallop.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
When choosing coloured card to matt and layer with use colours that co-ordinate with your design paper.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black and More Challenge: August Challenge Anything Goes.
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Spots and Dots.

Love Linda xxx

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Paisley

Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10cm x 14.8cm.
Indigo Blu Stamps -Little Voice.
Cricut Cartridge - Paisley.
EK Sucess Punch - Wave Flourish.
X-Cut Embossing  Punch - Botanical.

Hints and Tips
The 0wl is 3" in size.  The owl was mounted to the card using foam pads to add more dimension.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: #225 Inspired By A Movie. I Chose Legend of the Guardians:  The Owls of Ga'Hoole.

Love Linda xxx

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Relaxing Friend

Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 14.8cm.
Stampabilities House Mouse Stamp - Relaxing Friend.
Tim Holtz Collection Stamp - Just Thoughts.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
This clean and simple card would be ideal for a male birthday card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge: #175 Relax and Enjoy Life.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 1 August 2014

Baby Fairy Bee

Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10cm x 14.8cm.
Mo Manning Digital Stamp - Baby Fairy Bee.
Doodlebugs Design Inc - Design Paper.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Petite Oval Large.
Memory Box Die - Puffy Clouds.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flowers.
Woodware Punch - Grass.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
If you don't have paper or card to match your project you can always colour some white card or paper with your Copic markers this way the colour will match perfectly to your image.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge: #234 Things With Wings.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Teddy Bear Parade

Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10cm x 14.8cm.
Tim Holtz Collection Stamps - Way With Words.
Cricut Cartridge - Teddy Parade.

Hints and Tips
The teddy is 4" in size.  Die cutting the teddy is a good way to use up left over scraps of card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Milly Just For You


Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10cm x 14.8cm.
Lili Of The Valley Stamps - Milly Just For You, Grunge Words and Tickets.
Doodlebugs Design Inc - Design Paper.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels Ten.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
Mini adhesive pearls make great buttons on your image and it also adds dimension to your card design.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Lili Of The Valley Monthly Challenge: July Challenge Take Two!
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: # 118 It's All About Girls.

Love Linda xxx

Monday, 21 July 2014

Ladies Devine

Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10cm x 14.8cm.
Penny Black Stamp - Ladies Devine.
Doodlebugs Design Inc - Design Paper.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Grass.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
I used Paper Mania irridescent shimmer dots for the the cows earrings because they let the underneath colour shine through.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: July Challenge Buttons and Bows.

Love Linda xxx

Friday, 18 July 2014

Drinks

Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10cm x 14.8cm.
Stampendous Stamp - Drinks.
Doodlebugs Design Inc - Design Paper.
Cuttlebug Die - Seashells.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dot.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
I used Copic markers E000. E00 and R20 for the skin tone on the mice.  For the grey mouse I used Copic markers W0 and W2. For the brown mouse I used E42 and E43.  For the sand I used E33, E34, E35 and E81.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge: # 174 It's All About Summer.
Cute Card Thursday Challenge: # 330 Fun In The Sun.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Doctor's Orders

Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.8cm x 14.8cm.
Stampendous Stamp - Doctors Orders.
Doodlebugs Design Inc - Design Paper.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Petite Ovals Large.
X-Cut Border Punch - Scallop.
Tonic Studio Punch - Petal Petite 3.
EK Success Punch - Retro Flowers, Wave Flourish.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
If you look at your house mouse stamped image you will notice small dots around the images this shows you where to add your shadow.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Buttons, Bows and Bling.

Love Linda xxx

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Summer Boy

Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10cm x 14.8cm.
Mo Manning Digital Stamp - Summer Boy.
Doodlebugs Design Inc - Design Paper.
Cricut Cartridge - Life Is A Beach.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
The bucket and spade where cut at 2".  Glossy Accents where added to the lolly to make it look icy.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  # 233 Birthday For A Boy.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Hopper High


Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.8cm x 14.8cm.
Stampendous Stamp - Hopper High.
Doodlebugs Design Inc - Design Paper.
Woodware Punch - Grass.
Tonic Studio Punch - Multi Detail Flower.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
Attach the flowers with foam pads to add more dimension to your card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz Challenge: #15 Anything Goes.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Ride The Waves


Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 14.8cm x 14.8cm.
Crafty Sentiments Designs Stamp - Ride The Waves.
Hero Arts Clear Stamp Set - Many Birthday Messages.
Doodlebugs Design Inc - Design Paper.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Petite Ovals Large
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die - Labels 10.
X-Cut Border Punch - Scallop.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
I used Glossy Accents on the rubber ring to add more dimension to the image.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Challenge #117 Summertime.

Love Linda xxx

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Dani and Friends

Birthday Card
Card Recipe
Card Blank - 10.5cm x 14.8cm.
Mo Manning Digital Image - Dani and Friends.
Hero Arts Clear Stamp Set - Many Birthday Messages.
Doodlebugs Design Inc - Design Paper.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Doily Lace.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.

Hints and Tips
To add a bit of interest to the skirt I used a white Sakura gel pen.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge:  Challenge #232 It's A Girl's World.

Love Linda xxx

Hello There.

I have been absent from blogging for over a year now boy have I missed it but family has to come first.  My children are no longer children now but young adults so as long as the refrigerator is well stocked they are quite content.  My son and daughter are off to college in September.  So after all these years I finally have some free time on my hands yay.

My Babies

Now onto the challenge.

Puppy Dog Bag Charm
Bag Charm Recipe
Sizzix Bigz Die - Puppy Dog.
Shrinkles - White Shrink Plastic.
Mei Flower - Red Gingham Ribbon.
Googly eyes, red beads and jewellery findings from own stash.

Hints and Tips
The dogs nose was die cut in the white shrink plastic and coloured black with a copic marker.  It was attached to the dog using Glossy Accents.

This bag charm was entered into the following challenge:
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Challenge #14 Show Us What Else You Can Do.

Love Linda xxx