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Monday, 30 June 2014

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Perfectly Rustic's 1st Year Anniversary

We are celebrating our 1st year Anniversary over at Perfectly Rustic in the best way - a Challenge with a theme of Clocks.
Below is my inspiration piece.


HOB, Tri-fold shutter card, bugaboo, Spellbinders, taylored impressions, vintage pocket watch, DCWV citrus stack.


Perfectly Rustics,HOB,Tri-fold shutter card, bugaboo, Spellbinders, taylored impressions, vintage pocket watch, DCWV citrus stack.


Perfectly Rustics,HOB,Tri-fold shutter card, bugaboo, Spellbinders, taylored impressions, vintage pocket watch, DCWV citrus stack.


Perfectly Rustics, HOB,Tri-fold shutter card, bugaboo, Spellbinders, taylored impressions, vintage pocket watch, DCWV citrus stack.


Perfectly Rustics, HOB, Tri-fold shutter card, bugaboo, Spellbinders, taylored impressions, vintage pocket watch, DCWV citrus stack.

I have created my first tri-fold shutter card with my nephew in mind as he will be turning 13 this year and I'm not quite sure where the time has gone.

Card Tip:

The finished folded card is 4" x 6".
The initial measurements for this card are 6"x 12". You then score it at 2", 4", 8", 10".
You than make a cut 1" wide between the 2" score line to the 10" score line on each side.
The measurements for the designer paper are: 
3 7/8" x 1" (2)
2" x 1" (4)
I created 4 of 4" x 1" strips and then trimmed them down as needed.
2" x 6" (2)
4" x 4" (3 image panels)


Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
Kaszazz SB essentials bling 12x12 in opal, blue shimmery , green and white card stock my stash
Papers:
DCWV Citrus Stack
Stamps:
Bugaboo frame it one day at a time
Free Vintage Digital Stamps antique pocket watch 
sentiments created on the computer.
Markers: 
Bic Markit midnight navy for small clock
Dies:
Taylored Impressions label it, Spellbinders scalloped squares.
Other:
Glossy Accents , White Ribbon, home made enamel dots, punched stars, silver brads,blue and white bakers twine.


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Sunday, 29 June 2014

Fairy

I saw this Di's Digi Stamps image Fairy Izzy and had to colour it with my copics. My daughter had a birthday party to go to - a 6 year old so I thought this image would be perfect for that. Here is my card.

HOB, Copics, fairy izzy, Garden Favourites quilled creations dies, Kaisercraft organza ribbon,border frills embossing folder


HOB, Copics, fairy izzy, Garden Favourites quilled creations dies, Kaisercraft organza ribbon,border frills embossing folder

Card Tip:

If you have lost your mojo, sometimes its good to just colour in an image for the fun of it, the card will surely follow.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
Twiddlybitz Kraft Cardbase 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Pale pink, lavender and yellow card stock from stash.
Papers:
Athentic delight 6x6 paper pack,
Stamps:
Di's Digital Stamps Fairy Izzy
Markers:
Copics - Skin: E000+E00+E21+R20
               Hair: E33+E35+E37
               Hair Band: B21+B23+B24
               Flowers: V12+V15+V17
               Outfit:R81+R83+R85
               Wings:V04+V06+V09,B21+B24+B26,
               RV23+R85,BG13+BG15,YG06+YG09,Y21+Y17
Dies:
Garden Favourites quilled creations dies (small rose, medium rose, gardenia), Cuttlebug border frills embossing folder.
Other:
Kaisercraft organza lavender ribbon, clear wink of stellar pen


Challenge List:

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Firsts

I have a couple of firsts to announce today. You will probably notice I have a new badge on my sidebar, I have been accepted as the newest member of the Perfectly Rustic Design Team -Wooo Hoooo. My first inspiration card will be for the first year anniversary so stay tuned for that one.
The other firsts are related to my card, My mum is turning 60 which is pretty monumental so I thought she needed a card that was pretty special. I saw this image and thought my mum would love it. Its called Women with Gardenia and Pearls and it is my first Aurora Wings image I have used. This is also the first spring card I have attempted.
 
HOB, Spring Card, Aurora Wings Women with Gardenia and Pearls, Copics,Papertrey ink doodlie-do, Simon Says Stamps Happy,Garden Favourites quilled small roses, spellbinders grommet tags.

HOB, Spring Card, Aurora Wings Women with Gardenia and Pearls, Copics,Papertrey ink doodlie-do, Simon Says Stamps Happy,Garden Favourites quilled small roses, spellbinders grommet tags.
HOB, Spring Card, Aurora Wings Women with Gardenia and Pearls, Copics,Papertrey ink doodlie-do, Simon Says Stamps Happy,Garden Favourites quilled small roses, spellbinders grommet tags.
HOB, Spring Card, Aurora Wings Women with Gardenia and Pearls, Copics,Papertrey ink doodlie-do, Simon Says Stamps Happy,Garden Favourites quilled small roses, spellbinders grommet tags.

HOB, Spring Card, Aurora Wings Women with Gardenia and Pearls, Copics,Papertrey ink doodlie-do, Simon Says Stamps Happy,Garden Favourites quilled small roses, spellbinders grommet tags.


HOB, Spring Card, Aurora Wings Women with Gardenia and Pearls, Copics,Papertrey ink doodlie-do, Simon Says Stamps Happy,Garden Favourites quilled small roses, spellbinders grommet tags.

Card Tip:

Spring Cards look amazing and are really easy to make. Here is the  tutorial and video tutorial I followed: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/spring_card/  most cards use the measurements of 5 ¼" x 10½", but my initial measurements were 7" x 14".


Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
Quill A3 blue cardstock for base, Kaszazz grape card stock
Stamps:
Aurora Wings  Women with Gardenia and Pearls
SimonSaysStamps Happy stampset,Papertrey Ink doodlie-do stamp set
Ink:
Memento tuxedo black ink, distress ink dusty concord.
Markers:
Copics - Skin: E000+E00+E21+R20
                Lips:R83
                Eyes:B23
                Hair: E53+E55+E57
                Flowers: V12+V15+V17 V04+V06+V09
                Leaves:YG03+YG06+YG09
                Bubbles and Beads:BG15
Dies:
Garden Favourites quilled creations dies, small roses, Spellbinders grommet tag
Other:
White ribbon, assorted gems,brads, material flowers, Christina Re border punch,purple ribbon,Stardust clear gitter pen.
 

Challenge List:

Friday, 20 June 2014

A Very Gnomie Birthday

I have my guest designer hat on today for Fitztown Challenge #40 which is anything Masculine. So I've used Garden 40 image for my card.


HOB, Fitztown Garden 40,spellbinders circles.grommet tags

Not only have I coloured in this image with alcohol markers but I have also paper pieced his hat and pants.

HOB, Fitztown Garden 40,spellbinders circles.grommet tags

I have also popped up the mushrooms he is sitting under and added some glossy accents to the dots to add some 3D interest.

HOB, Fitztown Garden 40,spellbinders circles.grommet tags

Card Tip:

Just because it is a digital stamp doesn't mean you can't paper piece. It just means you have to be organised and print out all the pieces you need at the same time so they are the same size.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: 
Kaszazz butterscotch A5 Card Base and denim card stock
Papers:
Crate Paper random collection - jeans, American Crafts dots and stripes - hat
Hot of the Press home grown paper set.
Stamps:
Fitztown garden 40, Papertrey Ink borders and corners mini stamp set.
Ink:
Versamark ink, white embossing powder, Distress Ink antique linen for sponging background.
Markers:
Copics - Skin: E000+E00+E21+R20
                Beard: C1 + C3 + colourless blender
                Top: B21+B23 + B24
                Boots: E55 + E57 + E59
                Belt: E59
                Rock: C1+C3+C5 + E59              
Bic Markit - Mushrooms: margarita green + tiki hut tan + for-ever green.
Dies:
Spellbinders standard circle dies large, grommet tags.
Other:
copper brads.

Challenge List:

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Bright CAS Card

I bought the Papertrey Ink happy hexagon mini stamp set and hexagon cover plate and I haven't had a chance to play with it as yet. When I saw that the Outlaw Sunday CAS challenge was to use a die cut I thought here is my chance, so this is what I came up with.

HOB, CAS, Papertrey Ink Happy Hexagon, Papertrey Ink Coverplate Hexagon Die, Colorbox chalk ink,think big favourites #12 , memory box happy die

HOB, CAS, Papertrey Ink Happy Hexagon, Papertrey Ink Coverplate Hexagon Die, Colorbox chalk ink,think big favourites #12 , memory box happy die

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
A4 piece of cardstock cut in half to make a standard size top folding card, Creative black card stock.
Stamps:
Papertrey Ink happy hexagon mini stamp set, think big favourites #12 mini stamp set for the sentiment.
Ink:
Colorbox chalk ink citrus yellow, lime pastel, orchid pastel,lipstick red, blue lagoon, Hero Arts black 
Dies:
Memory Box happy, Papertrey Ink coverplate hexagon die.


Challenge List:

Friday, 6 June 2014

Googly Eyes

So here is my first card as Guest Designer at Fitztown, wooo hoooo

So the challenge is Googly Eyes and after seeing Fitztown's Cutie 6 image and the latest Colour Throwdown Challenge I knew I had to make this elephant into a pink stuffed toy.

I also wanted to try my hand at a circle easel card - I seem to be slowly making my way through the different types of easel cards but I am quite pleased with the way it has turned out.
So with a circle easel card and a pink stuffed elephant, this could only mean one thing, baby girl card, and lucky for me my cousin is expecting so this will be on its way to her momentarily.

HOB, Circle Easel Card,Fitztown Cutie 6, copics, kaisercraft lullaby, spellbinders tags, circles, cheryl lyn english tea party,cuttlebug divine swirls,Lil'inker Designs bow-mini, couture creations scalloped circle, couture creations nesting hearts.

HOB, Circle Easel Card,Fitztown Cutie 6, copics, kaisercraft lullaby, spellbinders tags, circles, cheryl lyn english tea party,cuttlebug divine swirls,Lil'inker Designs bow-mini, couture creations scalloped circle, couture creations nesting hearts.

HOB, Circle Easel Card,Fitztown Cutie 6, copics, kaisercraft lullaby, spellbinders tags, circles, cheryl lyn english tea party,cuttlebug divine swirls,Lil'inker Designs bow-mini, couture creations scalloped circle, couture creations nesting hearts.

HOB, Circle Easel Card,Fitztown Cutie 6, copics, kaisercraft lullaby, spellbinders tags, circles, cheryl lyn english tea party,cuttlebug divine swirls,Lil'inker Designs bow-mini, couture creations scalloped circle, couture creations nesting hearts.

HOB, Circle Easel Card,Fitztown Cutie 6, copics, kaisercraft lullaby, spellbinders tags, circles, cheryl lyn english tea party,cuttlebug divine swirls,Lil'inker Designs bow-mini, couture creations scalloped circle, couture creations nesting hearts.

Card Tip:

Here is the link for the very easy tutorial that Debbie Pamment has created for circle easel cards. Another tip I might add which might seem basic, It is much easier to  decide on your card size first, then image vs the other way round.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: the card stock is all from my stash, you have light pink, burgundy, hot pink
Papers: Kaisercraft lullaby 6x6 paper pad
Stamps:
letter stamps from my stash
Ink:
Memento london fog
Markers:
Copics:RV23 + R81 +Co1 + Co3
Dies:

Spellbinders standard circles, , Spellbinders grommet tags,Couture Creations nesting hearts,Couture Creations nesting scalloped circles small,Cheery Lynn english tea party,Lil'inker Designs bow-mini, Cuttlebug divine swirls
Other:
Enamel Dots.


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Monday, 2 June 2014

Guest Designer

Well I have to say that I am sooooo excited. I have been excepted as a Guest Designer over at Fitztown Challenge Blog, wooo hoooo, I found out yesterday and I have been on cloud nine ever since.

Now onto a card - In a similar celebratory fashion, my younger sister graduated with a masters in social change and development, following a double degree in law and social science.

Yeah I think she is too smart for her own good as well, but I made her a card anyway.


HOB Kaszazz Flutterblys,Sizzix with hero arts,bic markit, distress inks, versamark ink, clear iridescent embossing powder


HOB, Kaszazz Flutterblys,Sizzix with hero arts,bic markit, distress inks, versamark ink, clear iridescent embossing powder


HOB, Kaszazz Flutterblys,Sizzix with hero arts,bic markit, distress inks, versamark ink, clear iridescent embossing powder


HOB,Kaszazz Flutterblys,Sizzix with hero arts,bic markit, distress inks, versamark ink, clear iridescent embossing powder


Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
White cardbase, white card stock
Stamps:
Sizzix with Hero Arts stamp and emboss flourish folder set, Kaszazz flutterby large - sentiment printed from my computer.
Ink:
Versamark ink, Memento tuxedo black, Distress ink in peacock feathers and pickled raspberry, clear 
iridescent embossing powder.
Markers:
Bic Markit: yellow blaze,harvest orange,pink flamingo, petal pink, polynesian purple,blue skies blue,key lime,deep blue sea,plumtastic purple.
Dies:
Sizzix with Hero Arts stamp and emboss flourish folder set,Kaszazz EziPress flutterby Set,spellbinders petite scalloped circles large.
Other:
blue,pink and clear gems,wink of stella pen.


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