Tuesday 30 August 2016

21 pineapples!!

  • totally tropical pineapple die, stamp & embossing folder set (from a crafting magazine)
  • lawn fawn- large & small stitched rectangle stackables
  • lawn fawn- small stitched circle stackables
  • lawn fawn- Louie's 123's dies
  • copics- YG05. G05. E99. Y19,18,15.
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Neenah classic crest white cardstock
  • gold mirri card & black card
  • black funky foam
  • SU!- wacky wishes
To make this card I cut a piece of white cardstock using the largest die. I stamped a pineapple image all over the mat then coloured these using copics. I cut a frame from gold mirri card using the largest die and a slightly smaller one. For the topper, I die cut a circle of mirri card and then die cut the numbers out of the centre. I repeated this in black funky foam and glued them together making sure they lined up perfectly. I die cut another circle to back this. Finally, I glued the frame and number topper to a card blank. You could add sparkle or sequins, but since this was for a male friend I chose not to.
To create the inside of this card I diecut a panel of white cardstock. I stamped the large pineapple image in the corner and coloured using copics. I then stamped a happy birthday sentiment and glued the panel to the inside of my card to finish.

Friday 26 August 2016

sweet wishes ...

  • Craft work cards-guilty pleasures paper pad
  • Avery elle- a tag for all die
  • Sizzix- oval and scalloped oval dies
  • American crafts white twine
I cut a mat of paper to fit my card blank and glued this down as a background. I then die cut the different shapes and words from coordinating coloured papers. I glued these into a stack and backed them with cardstock for stability. I then wrapped twine around the top and secured it with a bow. finally, I glued this topper to the card  using foam.

Challenges I would like to enter are:
Sketch Saturday #426
Paper players - 'something sweet'

Monday 22 August 2016

Curious forest friends...

  • W plus 9- curious forest friends 
  • Lawn fawn- small stitched circles stackables 
  • Lawn fawn- large stitched rectangle stackables 
  • Copics- bear:E81,43,44. Tree/honeypot:E35,37,39.YG63,67. background: B41.BG70. bees/honey:Y13,15 ground:C00,1.
  • Memento 'tuxedo black'ink pad 
  • Tim holtz distress 'tumbled glass' ink pad
  • White & Kraft cardstock 
To make this card I die cut 3 panels of white cardstock. One I inked blue and added a sentiment. The second I cut again at an angle. I stamped a small bee image all over and coloured using copics. I added shimmer with wink of stella. I then die cut a circle of white card and stamped my image. I used my copics to colour the image and add a blue haze around it to give it more depth. I die cut the same circle out of funky foam to create a layer to add some dimension to the card. I glued all these pieces to my card blank to match the sketch. I used the third panel of white cardstock to decorate the inside of my card. I stamped a sentiment in the middle of the panel and a image in the bottom corner. I coloured this with copics and glued it inside my card to finish. 

Challenge i would like to enter:

Thursday 18 August 2016

opal the optimist...

  • stamping bella- uptown girl opal the optimist
  • sentimentally yours- elegant milestone birthdays
  • we r memory keepers- love 2 craft 6x6" paper pad
  • SU!- adorning accents border dies
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • copics-skin:E50,51,21,11,93. hair: E09,97,99. dress: BG11,32,34,57. RV04,06,09. green:YG63,67,17. cream:E34,31,30. Glass:B41,BG70. ground:C1,00.
  • sakura gelly roll 'clear star' glitter pen
  • dove craft 'serendipity' sequins
  • 6x6" white card blank
I cut a piece of copic friendly cardstock to the same size as my card blank. I die cut both pieces to the same size to give a decorative border along the opening edge of my card. I stamped my girl image and coloured her using copics. I then stamped my sentiment and traced over it with a glitter pen, to add some shimmer. I cut a piece of paper 4cm wide and added this to the inside back of my card. the final touch was some sequins in co-coordinating colours.
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Sunday 14 August 2016

lovely bubbly !!

  • LOTV- bubble bath
  • SU!-express yourself
  • SU!-softly falling embossing folder 
  • Copics- warm grey& yr0000 bunnies, cool grey bath, bg70,b14 bubbles&water, yg63,17,67 bottle, y11,13,15 ducky, y21 drink, yr23,24,27 gold 
  • Wink of stella clear & gold 

I cut a piece of cardstock to the same size as my card blank. I used an embossing folder to add some texture before I glued this piece flat onto my card blank. I cut a panel of copic friendly cardstock and stamped my image, then coloured this using copics. I cut a strip of mirri card and a smaller strip of white cardstock. I stamped my sentiment on to the thin white strip. I then glued the image panel and strips together to follow the sketch. Onto the back of this, I added funky foam to create dimension and secured it to my card blank with tape and silicone glue. I added sparkle to the image to complete the card.

Challenge i would like to enter:
Freshly made sketches #249

Wednesday 10 August 2016

Flowering fields...

  • SU!- flowering fields & party pants
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad 
  • White alcohol marker friendly cardstock 
  • 6x4" landscape kraft cardstock
  • Promarkers- pink lobster, plum preserve, daffodil bloom, island lagoon, summer sun, tequila sunrise, apple cider 
  • Atyou spica pens- pitch black & clear
I cut a matt of cardstock to fit my card blank. I stamped my floral images and a sentiment according to the sketch. I coloured the images with promarkers and used clear glitter pen to add some shimmer to the flower petals. I also traced over the sentiment with the black glitter to make it a bit darker aswell as shimmer. I simply attached the matt to the card blank to finish my card.
Challenge i would like to enter:

Saturday 6 August 2016

birthday flowers...

  • SU!-too kind & happy birthday everyone 
  • SU! Ink pad- calypso coral & pear pizzazz 
  • Archival 'jet black' ink pad 
  • wink of stella- clear
I cut a mat of white cardstock and stamped my floral images. I used the same coral ink pad for the two step stamping, by 2nd generation stamping to create the lighter shade. I inked the card blank with the same coloured ink pad to coordinate with the flowers. I stamped the sentiment slightly overlapping the flower stems and added glitter over it to complete the card.
challenge I would like to enter:

Thursday 4 August 2016

two by two!!

  • Daler Rowney- Aqua fine watercolour cardstock 
  • SU!-two by two
  • Archival 'jet black' ink pad
  • SU! Ink pads- daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, Bermuda bay, watermelon wonder, melon mambo, tip top taupe, pacific point
  • Brown watercolour pencils
  • Kraft 4x6" card blank

I cut a matt of card stock and stamped my image in the top portion of the panel. I used watercolour pencils and ink pads to water color my image and add a ombre effect background. I glued the panel on to my card blank to finish. You could add more embellishment, but I think this is a super quick baby card, perfect for a boy or girl.

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Wednesday 3 August 2016

edna loves icecream!!

  • stamping bella- edna loves icecream
  • mama elephant- Madison avenue framed tag die
  • LOTV- for her sentiments (set20)
  • tim holtz distress ink pads- shaded lilac, spun sugar &tumbled glass
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • copics- skin:E50,51,21. hair:E34,57,59. skirt:BG11,32,34,57. dark pink:R56,85,83. light pink:R83,81,RV19,000. wings:BV00,RV00,BG10. cherry:R24,29,59. chocolate:E47,49. icecream:E40,41,42. ground:C1,00
  • white funky foam
  • wink of stell 'clear'
  • ranger glossy accent

i die cut a piece of cardstock with the frame die. i stamped the central section with my image and sentiment. i coloured the image using copics and added sparkle to the wings and glossy accents to the glass and cherry. while i left these to dry, i worked on the frame section. i inked the frame with 3 colours of ink to make a ombre effect. i then die cut a piece of funky foam, with the same die. i glued the foam to the cardstock frame together, to create dimension. i glued the raised frame to the card blank and added the image panel inside, gluing this flat.
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Monday 1 August 2016

Blooming special....

  • SU!- bloom with hope
  • SU!- garden in bloom
  • Lawn fawn- large stitched square stackables 
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock 
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad 
  • Copics- R56,85,83. YG67,63.
  • Tim holtz distress ink pad- picked raspberry
  • Neat & tangled- Clear sequins
I diecut a panel of cardstock and stamped my floral image. I coloured this using copics. I stamped the sentiment slightly overlapping the stems. i inked a card blank to match the colour of the petals and glued the panel down. I added sequins as a finishing accent to my card.

Challenge I would like to enter: