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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Diecut Divas Farewell to December

It feels like we only just started December, and here we are farewelling it. This is my last Snow / Christmas Holiday card themed card for Diecut Divas.

Elizabeth Craft Designs, Bo Bunny, Kaisercraft, Spellbinders.

Elizabeth Craft Designs, Bo Bunny, Kaisercraft, Spellbinders.

Elizabeth Craft Designs, Bo Bunny, Kaisercraft, Spellbinders.

Card Tip:

If you have made something complex like a little holiday house or coloured a highly detailed image, use a simple layout to show it off.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: cream card stock from stash, assorted card stock for die cuts, yellow paper added behind windows.
Papers: Kaisercraft basecout 6x6 paper pad (for bricks), Bobunny silver and gold collection.
Stamps: sentiment created on the computer.
Ink: Distress Ink barn door.
Dies: Elizabeth Crafts holiday house, Spellbinders Nestabilities classic circle large, Couture Creations scalloped circles.
Other: Fiskair scallop border punch, We R Memory Keepers corner chomper, wink of stella pen, gloss accents.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Testimonial

Just recently you would have seen me participate in a blog hop for Alyce Keegan, the founder and inspiration behind Kit and Clowder, the colouring website and facebook community. I would admit last year I dabbled in colouring with alcohol markers, and then I dabbled in copic colouring, but it wasn't until this year when I started blogging that I realised what amazing things you create with copics. Once I joined the Kit and Clowder community, not only was I blown away by how many talented people their are in the crafting community but how very supportive and encouraging they are for you to achieve the same results. I think an image speaks a thousand words, so without further ado onto my card.

This is a card I created with this gorgeous Some Odd Girl set that was free with Australian Papercraft Magazine last year.

Some Odd Girl
Here are my before and afters as of now. The image on the left is after seeing a live action colouring video by Alyce and watching a couple of videos as part of my skin and hair class with Kit and Clowder. I am amazed at my improvement over the year, I can't image what my colouring will be like after I actually finish my class, I can't wait. 
So if you were wondering at all whether the Kit and Clowder classes are for you and like me have been dabbling in alcohol or copic colouring, don't just take my word for it, head over to the Kit and Clowder facebook page or the website(the link is in my sidebar) and see for yourself. By the way, its not just for copics, Kit and Clowder have a distress marker class and the community is very supportive of any colouring medium at all.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Basic A2 white card base, green card stock from stash.
Papers: Doodlebug santa express 6x6 paper pack.
Stamps: Some Odd Girl christmas stamp set, AmyRStamps merry and bright.
Ink: Memento tuxedo black ink, Versafine black onxy ink for sentiment.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E04
               Hair: E33+E35+E37
               Dress: R22+R24+R27+R29,G14
               Hat:YG03+YG09+G07 
               Belt:C7 
               Horse: RV04+RV09: 
               Paintbrush:E59+RV09
Dies & Embossing Folder: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Oval Large, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.


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Friday, 26 December 2014

Christmas Owls

And here is a batch I finished today.


Spellbinders, Gina K Designs, Mygrafico, KlouiseDigiArt,These little guys started out as gift tags, I then thought they would make great cards as well, this lead to this one complete with googly eyes.

Spellbinders, Gina K Designs, Mygrafico, KlouiseDigiArt,

Which then lead to these

Spellbinders, Gina K Designs, Mygrafico, KlouiseDigiArt,


Spellbinders, Gina K Designs, Mygrafico, KlouiseDigiArt,

Spellbinders, Gina K Designs, Mygrafico, KlouiseDigiArt,


Card Tip:

Using pre-coloured or digital images is a great time saver for multiple card production. You can then add your own touches like I have. I added wink of stella pen and glossy accents to their hats, ice stickles to the pom pom and sakura clear stardust pen to the prints on their chests.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: white A2 card base, assorted coloured card stock from my stash.
Papers: KlouiseDigiArt christmas traditional four tone digital paper.
Stamps: Gina K Designs seasonal labels for sentiment. Mygrafico Xmas owls.
Ink: Versamark ink and Allison Ellison white detail embossing powder.
Dies: Spellbinders lacy ovals, die ribbon tag trio.
Other: wink of stella clear pen, glossy accents, sakura clear stardust pen, American Crafts christmas collection ribbon.


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Ornaments

Well I know Christmas Day is over and done with but I am still making Christmas cards in batches, my family kind of expect to get them after Christmas anyway. So here is one I finished yesterday.


Spellbinders, Justrite, KlouiseDigiArt, Elizabeth Craft Designs.It was inspired by this card I created for my son's childcare centre - this one is quite big, 5"x7" not ideal for posting so I have scaled it down slightly.


Spellbinders, Justrite, KlouiseDigiArt, Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Spellbinders, Justrite, KlouiseDigiArt, Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Spellbinders, Justrite, KlouiseDigiArt, Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Spellbinders, Justrite, KlouiseDigiArt, Elizabeth Craft Designs.

With this set I have used traditional colours but you know I had to throw in some non traditional as well.

Card Tip:

When mass producing, try to start with a simple but striking layout, this way it will stand out but quickly assembled.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: white A2 card base, assorted coloured card stock from stash.
Papers: KlouiseDigiArt digital papers.
Stamps: Justrite coordinating stamp set.
Ink: Versamark ink, Ranger liquid platinum embossing powder.
Dies: Spellbinders 2011 heirloom ornaments, Elizabeth Craft Designs merry chrismas.
Other: silver trimmed white ribbon from stash, assorted gems, pearls and sequins from stash.


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Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas Alyce Blog Hop

Hi and Welcome to my stop on the Merry Christmas Alyce Blog Hop. 
You should have arrived from 
If you've just happened upon this blog hop and want to start from the beginning head over to 
Here is my card to wish Alyce the Merriest of Christmases.

Simply B Stamps,KlouiseDigiArt, Die-namics scrolly corners.

Simply B Stamps,KlouiseDigiArt, Die-namics scrolly corners.

Simply B Stamps,KlouiseDigiArt, Die-namics scrolly corners.

Simply B Stamps,KlouiseDigiArt, Die-namics scrolly corners.


We all wanted to give Alyce a 
big big big thank you for the endless amounts of support and encouragement she gives sometimes long into the early hours of the morning. This is our way of giving back.
Thank you for stopping by! Your next stop is 
Enjoy!

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: White, pink and blue card stock from stash.
Papers: KlouiseDigiArt digital paper.
Stamps: Simply B Stamps Trixie Present Surprise, JustRite Clear extra grand holiday sentiments, Lawn Fawn trim the tree for stars.
Ink: Colorbox pigment ink in sky blue and orchid, clear embossing powder.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E02
               Hair: E21+E23+E25
               Hat: R06+R09
               Over Shirt: R04+R06+R09 
               Under Shirt: BG000+BG01+BG02 
               Trim: C1+Blender 
               Scarf: B02+B05
               Box: R81+R83+R85, V01+V04+V06
Dies: Die-namics scrolly corner.
Other: Fiskairs star punch, pink ribbon from stash, purple enamel dots, white opal liquid pearls, ice stickles.


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Monday, 15 December 2014

Perfectly Rustics Tree Challenge

Over at Perfectly Rustics this week we have a brand new challenge and we are talking trees. I have been itching to not only try out a new stamp set but wanting to do some paper piecing as well, this is what I came up with.


Perfectly Rustics, Lawn Fawn trim the tree

Perfectly Rustics, Lawn Fawn trim the tree

Card Tip:

Be careful what papers you use for paper piecing, you wont to make sure the print is small enough to be seen in a small image.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: white A5 card base, Creative blue card stock.
Papers: Doodlebug santa express paper pad,KlouiseDigiArt digital papers, Kaisercraft mint twist paper pad.
Stamps: Lawn Fawn trim the tree, Gina K Designs seasonal labels for sentiment.
Ink: Memento tuxedo black ink, Versamark ink and allison ellison white embossing powder.
Markers:
               Star: Y15
               Tree trunk:E57+E59 
Dies & Punches: Spellbinders ribbon tag trio, Tonic ticket and tag duo punch.
Other: wink of stella clear glitter pen, glossy accents, line of clear gems, homemade acrylic dots, blue ribbon from stash.


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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Outlawz CAS White on White

Outlawz Sunday CAS challenge had a theme of white on white Christmas card and I wanted to give this a try. 


Elizabeth Craft Design Snowflakes, JustRite Clear Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments

I also thought this was a great layout for another Christmas Card lot so here they are:
Elizabeth Craft Design Snowflakes, JustRite Clear Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments

Elizabeth Craft Design Snowflakes, JustRite Clear Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments

Elizabeth Craft Design Snowflakes, JustRite Clear Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments

Elizabeth Craft Design Snowflakes, JustRite Clear Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments

Card Tip:

When you are mass producing cards this way, you want to do all your cutting first so all you need to do is stamp and assemble. Here is my desk before I start:
You can see I have my front panel already punched, 
my snowflakes die cut in each colour, 
my ribbons already chosen
 and my stamp and stamp pad ready to go, 
what you don't see is my embossing powder also just to the left, ready to go. With it all laid out, it takes no time to assemble.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: A5 white card base, white card stock from my stash, Bazzill glitter card stock, Creative pink, purple and blue card stock made into A5 card bases and snowflakes.
Stamps: JustRite Clear extra grand holiday sentiments.
Ink: Versamark ink and Judikin's black detail embossing powder, Ranger liquid platinum embossing powder.
Dies & Punches: Elizabeth Craft Design Snowflakes, Fiskars upper crest border punch.
Other: White, pink,purple and blue ribbon from my stash.


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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Diecut Divas Mid December

Well it is time for Diecut Divas mid month inspiration and when I saw this Art by Miran image, I thought it would be perfect for the Snow / Christmas Holiday theme we have this month.


Diecut Divas, Art by Miran Girl with Snowflake,

Diecut Divas, Art by Miran Girl with Snowflake,

Card Tip:

Don't get bogged down by what your punches are meant to be but more what they could be, here I have used a chrysanthemum punch as snow.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: white cardbase 5"x 6", Creative pink card stock, Bazzill white glitter cardstock. 
Papers: KLouiseDigiArt snowflakes and stars digital paper.
Stamps: Art by Miran Girl with Snowflake, AmyR Stamps Merry and Bright for sentiment.
Ink: Memento tuxedo black ink,VersaMark ink, Judikins Clear with Sparkle embossing powder.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+R20
               Hair: E21+ E23+E25
               Hat & Scarf: R81+R83+R85
               Shirt: B000+ B01+B02
               Pants: B24+B26+B29
               Boots: E29+E25
Dies and Punches: Spellbinders Nestabilities label 28, megal oval,Elizabeth Craft Design Snowflakes, Chrysanthemum and small star punch.
Other: Pink Ribbon from stash.


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Monday, 1 December 2014

Diecut Divas Snow and / or Christmas Holiday.

Wow, where has the year gone, I can't believe I am talking about Diecut Diva's December challenge, which happens to have a theme of Snow and / or Christmas Holiday. I fell in love with this ArtbyMiran stamp and thought it would be perfect for this.

Diecut Divas, ArtbyMiran Winter Sophia, Wild Rose Studio snowflake border, spellbinders.

Diecut Divas, ArtbyMiran Winter Sophia, Wild Rose Studio snowflake border, spellbinders

Card Tip:

The panel on the left side is actually two corner die cuts placed end to end to form a panel.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Creative purple card stock cut to 4" at front and 5" at the back.
Papers: Kaisercraft magic happens collection.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E04+R20,RV32,B21
               Hat & Scalf: BG000+BG01+BG02+B02 
               Gloves: V01+V13+V15+V17
               Background: R20.  
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities classic scalloped square, Wild Rose Studio snowflake corner.
Other: Ice Stickles applied with a brush, purple gems


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Fitztown Red/Green

With a new challenge over at Fitztown this week, we want to see your red and green themed cards. I know most people when they think red and green they think Christmas but I went a little bit different and went birthday card and here it is.
Fitztown, Cameo 1

Fitztown Cameo 1

Card Tip:

Ribbon doesn't automatically have to mean a bow, use it as I have as an embellishment and divider of sections. 

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Creative dark green card stock cut to a 5" x 7" card base, creative red card stock.
Stamps:Fitztown Cameo 1, Sizzix / Hero Arts flourish stamp, Just Rite Clear celebration sentiments.
Ink: Versamark ink and clear embossing powder, Distress Ink antique linen.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E002+E13+E04, B21, RV32
               Hair: E23+E25+E29
               Dress: R24+R27+R29
               Roses: R24+R27+R29 
               Leaves:YG03+YG06            
Dies: Spellbinders Label 8, Elizabeth Craft Design agatha edges.
Other: Wink of Stella Clear pen, kaisercraft red ribbon.


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Fitztown New Release

Well it is new release time over at Morgans Fae World, one of the illustrators for Fitztown, and here is my project using one of  her brand new images.

Morgan Fae World Cameo Fae



Card Tip:

Because this image is so detailed I decided to keep it really simple, except for the gems in her necklace their are no other embellishments on this card.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Quill black A5 card base, Creative light blue card stock.
Stamps: Brand new unnamed image as yet. Gina K Designs Year of Flowers for sentiment.
Ink: Versafine black onyx  ink.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E13+E04, RV23+RV32, B21+B23
               Hair: E21+E23+E25
               Leaves: G14+G07
               Flowers: R24+R27+R29, RV04+RV06+RV09,    
               B000+B01+B02        
               Earings: B02 
               Dress: B26+B29+BG09 
               Tree:E29+E59
               Moon: Y15
Other: Wink of Stella clear glitter pen


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Perfectly Rustics Include a Sentiment

Well its time for a new challenge over at Perfectly Rustics and this time we are talking about sentiments, with a catch of course, we want any sentiment at all except Happy Birthday. So here is my inspiration for you.

 



Card Tip:

Just because it is a wedding card doesn't mean you have to stick with pastels for your colour scheme, I have used black for my accent colour and I think it works well.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Standard A5 white card base, black  and yellow card stock from stash.
Papers: Snap Click Supply Co  Nancie Rowe Janitz I Thee Wed paper pack.
Stamps: Tiddly Inks Forever Yours, Paper trey Ink simple sentiments.
Ink: Memento tuxedo black ink.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E21+R20
               Guy's Hair: E33+E35+E37
               Lady's Hair: E50+E51+Y21
               Guy's Shirt: BIC black
               Guys Suit: C01+C03+C05+C07
               Guy's Tie: C07
               Lady's Dress: E50+colourless blender.
Dies / Embossing Folder: Couture Creations Nesting Dies scalloped rectangles, Cuttlebug divine swirls. 
Other: Wink of Stella Clear pen, small heart punch


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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Diecut Divas Farewell to November

Here is my next set of 5 cards for Christmas using a very different image from Bugaboo.





Card Tip:

When mass producing cards you want to maximise your products and minimise your waste - So with this in mind, if you are die cutting your card stock, plan your die placement so you can then still use the outer edge for matting - like in the below image.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: A5 standard white card base. Cre8tive card stock in assorted colours.
Papers:Digital papers from Klouise Digiart - christmas snowman and snowflake H017, snowflake and stars Ho02, snowflake and stars H004 part one, snowflakes and stars H005.
Ink: Versamark Ink Pen, Judikins Clear and Crystal embossing powder (applied to each reindeer after printing)
Dies: MPress ornate square.
Other: Home made enamel dots, pearls and white ribbon from stash 


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