Monday 28 November 2016

perfectly patterned presents !!

  • paper artsy JOFY 'jm30' rubber stamp
  • paper smooches wise dies -Christmas words 2
  • lawn fawn lawn cuts - small cross- stitched rectangle stackables & small cross- stitched circle stackables
  • HOTP patterned paper
  • vellum
  • white glitter cardstock
  • 6x4 white landscape card blank
  • archival jet black ink pad
I cut the white glitter card to fill the front of my card blank and gutted it. I then added a matt of patterned paper which I had die cut using the stitched edge. I cut a circle of vellum using one of the stitched edge dies. I also die cut the sentiments from white glitter cardstock. For the image, I stamped the presents onto several different papers, which coordinated with the background matt. I then fussy cut these out and paper pieced them together, to give the effect of different wrapping on each of the presents. I then assembled all of the pieces onto the card blank, following the sketch layout and glued down to complete the card.

I would like to enter the following challenge:
freshly made sketch #264
simon Wednesday says 'Christmas to doe for'
abc Christmas challenge 'x is for... criss cross'

Sunday 27 November 2016

coral congratulations ...

  • paper smooches wise dies 'congratulations'
  • stampin up! 'love & laughter' stamp set
  • kraft 5x5 card blank
  • white cardstock
  • funky foam
  • memento tuxedo black ink
  • tim holtz distress ink 'abandoned coral'
I took a piece of white cardstock and created an ombre effect with the coral distress inks. I then backed the card with funky foam before die cutting the sentiment out 3 times. On the card blank, I stamped the cake and engagement sentiments using the black ink. I then glued the congratulations on top to complete the sketch.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
cas(e) this sketch #199
simon monday says 'trio-tastic'

Monday 21 November 2016

pups with presents...

  • LOTV- pups with present
  • circa design- sentiment stamp WD-GR-22
  • lawn fawn- large stitched rectangle stackables
  • my favourite things- stitch rectangle scallop edge frames
  • Neenah desert storm cardstock
  • archival 'jet black' ink pad
  • prisma color pencils- dog1:941,946,947,948. dog2:1070,1072,1074,1076,935. red:923,924. green:1090,911. present:1089,920,950. white:938,1060.
  • sakura '01' micron pen
  • sakura '#849' black glaze pen
  • uni-ball signo broad 'white' pen
  • doodlebug 'lily white' glitter
  • black & red cardstock.
I die cut a panel of Neenah cardstock and stamped my image and sentiment in the centre. I coloured my image using prisma colour pencils. I highlighted the dogs eyes and noses on my image using a glaze pen. I added on some snow in the background using a white pen. Since I lost some of the details and the outline whilst colouring, I relined the image using a black pen. For extra sparkle, I used tombow glue to add glitter to the snow. To make my frame, I die cut 2 frames from black cardstock and 1 frame in red cardstock. I layered all 3 together to add slight dimension to the frame. I then added this frame onto the panel. When all the glue had dried, the final step was to glue my finished panel onto my card blank.
I would like to enter the following challenges:

the paper players - clean and simple Christmas
the ribbon girl - November 'use any image' challenge 

puppy with stocking...

  • LOTV- puppy with stocking
  • circa design- wonderful Christmas stamp XM-VS-25
  • avery elle- a tag for all die
  • Neenah classic crest white cardstock
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • copics- E59,57,55,53,39,37,35,34. R46,27,24. YG67,63,61. YR21,23. & cool grey markers
  • sakura black '#849' glaze pen
  • wink of stella 'gold' glitter brush pen
  • ranger ice stckles glitter glue
  • gold bells
  • American crafts red bakers twine
To create this shaped card I die cut my cardstock into a tag shape. I stamped my sentiment and image, then coloured using copics. I added details to the image using a glaze pen for the dogs eyes and nose, gold glitter on the tinsel and presents, and stickles for texture on the stocking. I used bakers twine to add some gold jingle bells and a bow to the top of my tag. I glued the tag shaped panel onto a card blank, which I had trimmed down to the same size and shape as the tag.
challenges I would like to enter:

the paper players - clean and simple Christmas

magical dragons...

  • my favourite things- magical dragons (stamps & dies)
  • SU!- made for you
  • mama elephant- landscape trio dies (before starting this card, i used the cloud die and some template plastic to make a mask)
  • tattered lace- circle dies
  • tim holtz 'tumbled glass & broken china' ditress ink pads
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • copics- V17,15,12. Y38,35. YG25,23,21. RV14,13. E42,41. C00,1. 0.
  • sakura micron '01' pen
  • white funky foam
  • white cardstock
I cut a piece of cardstock slightly smaller than my card blank to form a matt. I created a sky background using shades of blue ink and a mask (I created my own mask using the landscape die to form the clouds). I arranged 4 different sized circle dies according to the sketch and die cut them from the matt. I edged each aperture on the matt using a micron pen to create faux stitching. I also stamped a sentiment in the bottom corner of the matt, following the sketch. I temporarily placed my matt onto the card blank, then glued each cut out circle down onto the card blank in its original position. I removed the matt from the card blank and prepared my images.
I stamped, coloured and die cut my dragon images. Since you only see the top half of the dragon and the rest is trimmed off to fit neatly behind the apertures, I only coloured the areas which would be seen. I used the 0 copic marker to add texture/ scales to the dragons. On the reverse of the sky matt, I glued each dragon behind a circle so they were peaking through. I added funky foam (you could use foam tape instead) to the entire back of the matt, then glued in position on my card blank, ensuring all the circles lined up.
Challenges i would like to enter:


Friday 18 November 2016

classic car...

  • papermania- nostalgia classic cars stamps
  • SU!- for my family
  • my favourite things- line up dots background
  • kraft & black cardstock
  • archival 'jet black' ink pad
  • black funky foam
  • black gems
I masked off an area of my card blank and used the large background stamp to add pattern to my card blank. I also stamped the sentiment straight onto my card blank. I stamped a car image onto some kraft cardstock and matt & layered with some black cardstock. I glued black funky foam to the back of the cardstock, then glued it onto my card to give dimension (you could also use foam tape, or glue it flat). the final touch was 3 self adhesive black gems, to finish the sketch layout. I added a birthday sentiment to the inside of this card, but it could easily be changed to a father's day card too!!
challenges I would like to enter:

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Cold hands, warm heart!!

  • LOTV- cold hands, warm heart stamp
  • SU!- wondrous wreath 
  • Lawn fawn- large dotted rectangle stackables 
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad 
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock 
  • Copics- snow:C00,01,03. Twig arms:E25,27.carrot nose:Y35,38. Red:R24,27,29. Green:YG61,63,67. Pink:R81,83,85. Blue:BG11,13,49.
  • Tim holtz distress 'tumbled glass & chipped sapphire' ink pad
  • Flower soft 'polar White's
  • Doodlebug sugar coating 'lily white'glitter 
  • Sakura 'clear' glaze pen
I die cut a panel of cardstock the size of my card front. I stamped my image and sentiment, on to this. I also stamped the image onto a post it note and cut it out, to create a mask. I placed the mask over the image, then inked around the top part of the image using blue inks to create a background. I removed the mask and coloured the image using copics. to finish the card I glued the panel onto a card blank, then added glitter and glaze details to the images. 
challenge I would like to enter:

Wednesday 2 November 2016

The Santa Claus....

  • My favourite things - jingle all the way (stamp & dies)
  • SU!- flurry of wishes 
  • Lawn fawn- stitched borders 
  • Tim holtz 'black soot' distress ink pad
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad 
  • Copics
  • Atyou spica pens- red & gold
  • White cardstock 
I folded a card to make a card blank and inked it black. I then cut a white cardstock panel and added 3 embossed stitched lines using a metal die. I stamped a sentiment below and coloured the letters with red glitter pen. For the image, I stamped, coloured and diecut the Santa and used foam to attach him to the card for added dimension. I repeated the same card with a different santa stamp from the set to create a landscape version of the card.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Seven hills craft challenge 'favourite Christmas song/movie's (the santa Claus 1994- me and my sister have watched it every year since it come out when we were little)