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Thursday, 31 December 2015

Goodbye to December from Diecut Divas

I don't know about you guys but not only this month, but this year has flown by. Here we are saying thank you to our sponsors Bugaboo Stamps and One Happy Cut and goodbye to Christmas Cards, December and 2015 all at once, Wow. Here is my project.


Diecut Divas, Bugaboo Mouse cocoa

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: white card stock base, white card stock.
Papers: Kaisercraft mint twist paper pad.
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps Christmas Mouse-Cocoa

Markers:
               Mouse: W1+W3+W5+W7, R20
               Cup: G03+G05+G07
               Hot Cocoa:E25
               Jumper & Bow & Shoe: B02+B05
               Spoon: C1+C3+C5
Dies: Cuttlebug typewriter alphabet, M Press ornate square,

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Monday, 28 December 2015

Faery Ink Wreath

I received another free image from the Kit and Clowder Christmas Advent Calendar, and when I receive an image for free I always try and do my darnedest to colour it up and use it on a card. This one is from Faery Ink and called Holiday Wreath and this is what I came up with:
Here is a close up of the image



Card Tip:
For the wreath, I actually used four different Copic greens but instead of colouring I did dots, I like the effect it gave.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: white 5" square card base, francheville pink card stock, Quill white card stock.
Papers: Kaisercraft mint twist paper pad.
Stamps: Faery Ink Holiday Wreath.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+R20 Lips: E04+RV23 
               Eyes: G07
               Hair: E43+E55+E53+E50
               Candy Cane: R59
               Poinsettia: R35+G09
               Bow: RV19+RV09+RV04+RV06 
               Hat: RV02+RV04+RV06, V01+V04+V06 
               Collar: RV02+RV04
Dies:Spellbinders standard scalloped circles small, standard circles large, standard circles small.
Other: Sakura stardust gel pens for ornaments, silver Merry Christmas sentiment sticker.


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Christmas Mice

Over on the Kit and Clowder Facebook page they had an event called the Christmas Advent Calendar. Part of that was the option of a free image from Little Darlings Creative as well as the option of entering a challenge with it for some fantastic prizes, this is what I came up with:

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: white 5" x 6" card base.
Papers: Doodlebug Design Inc santa express paper pad.
Stamps: Little Darlings Creative Reach for the Stars, Gina K Designs Seasonal Labels.
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, Distress Ink antique linen.
Markers:
               Tree: G02+G05+G09 
               Pot & Ladder: E55+E57+E59 
               Mice: W0+W1+W3+W5, R00
               Hats & Scarves: V12+V15+V17, BG01+BG02+BG05 
               Hat & Jumper: R81+R83+R85 
Dies: Couture Creations Scalloped Rectangle.
Other: Sakura Stardust Pens for ornaments, glossy accents. 

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December Progressive Outlawz Challenge

Outlawz Progressive Challenge for December was a gorgeous Christmas inspired All Dressed Up image. Here is my project.
Here is a close up of the image.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: white 5"x6" card base, Quill red card stock.
Papers: Kaisercraft mint twist paper pad.
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+R20
               Hair: E21+E23+E25 
               Stars: Y13+Y15
               Dress: R00+R22+R24+R27 
               Wings: R00+R22 
               Bunny: RV85 
               Presents: V01+V12+V15, B21+B23+B24, 
                                 G02+G03+G05+G09
Dies: Simons Says Stamps stitched rectangles.
Other: Memory R Keepers red and white ribbon, Wink of Stella clear gitter pen, Kindyglitz crystalina.


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Sunday, 27 December 2015

Happy Anniversary at Outlawz Sunday CAS

Well this is my last Guest Designer project for Outlawz Sunday CAS Challenge and I happy to admit it was the hardest. The theme this week is Happy Anniversary, and normally when I do this kind of cards they are very elaborate with lots of ribbon and embellishments, keeping it CAS was a hard one. This is what I came up with:

 
Here is the inside of the card.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: Quill white card stock for focal image and 5" x 5" card base.
Papers: edge paper from stash, inside paper digital paper from stash.
Ink: Versamark Ink and Ranger platinum embossing powder, Memento rich coccoa.
Dies: Spellbinders Label 1, Corner Chomper.

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Sunday, 20 December 2015

Snowman at Outlawz Sunday CAS

Here is my next guest design project for Outlawz Sunday CAS and this week we are talking about Snowman, because really what's a Christmas card without a Snowman. Here is what I came up with.

Outlawz Sunday CAS, Bugaboo Digi Stamps Winter Goodies

Card Tip:
I have used the technique of adding layers without bulk on this card by fussy cutting the image with my Broher Scan and Cut and then adhering it flat to the card and adding a border, also giving the illusion of layers with bulk.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: Standard white card base.
Stamps: Bugaboostamps winter goodies, AmyR Stamps merry and bright.
Ink: Versafine onyx black ink.
Markers:
               Snowman: C1
               Hat:C3+C5+C7 
               Sash + Candy Cane: R39 Holly: G03
               Cup: BV02+BV04 
               Label: YG03 Poinsetta: G03,R39 Coffee: E59
               Present: BG01+BG02+BG05
               Ornaments: YR02+YR04+YR07, R81+R83+R85,V12
                                       Gold gel pen.
                    Marshmallows: R20

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Friday, 18 December 2015

Silver and Gold Christmas and Morgans ArtWorld

I can't believe its the final challenge for the year over at Morgans ArtWorld Challenge blog; where did the year go. Well its only fitting to talk christmas cards at this time of year so we have gone with the approproiate theme of silver and or gold christmas cards, and here is what I came up with.


Card Tip:
This is a great image for the novice to the experienced colourist and the perfect choice for multiple Christmas cards, change the colour of your wreath and use different papers to coordinate easily.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: standard white card base. Francheville grey card stock.
Papers: Kaisercraft yuletide paper pad for paper and sentiment.
Other: Coloured using Marco Rafine pencils, Tonic ticket and tag corner punch, couture creations red gems.

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Sunny Santa at Diecut Divas

What better way to show a warm and cosy theme but with a Summer Santa. Drawing inspiration from an Australian Christmas and this Bugaboo image here is my project.

Here is the inside of the card where I have created a pocket for a gift card.


Card Tip:
You can use any shape to create a pocket. Whether you use a die, electronic cutter or trace around something. The secret to creating a simple pocket like this one is to run double sided tape up each side and along the bottom, leaving the top open to place whatever you want inside.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: white card stock 5" x 7" base, Francheville green card stock.
Papers: Kaisercraft mint twist paper pad.
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps Tropical Santa Suntan, Simon Says Stamps Warm Christmas Wishes, Gina K Designs Seasons Greetings.
Ink: Versamark ink, Allison Ellis white fine detail embossing powder, Memento tuxedo black ink.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E02+E11+R20
               Hair: C0+C1+C3+colorless blender
               Suit and Hat: R24+R35+R37+R39
               Towel: BG000+BG01+BG02+BG05
               Sand: Y00+Y02+Y06
Dies: Brother Scan and Cut for fussy cutting, Spellbinders grommet tags, MPress curved rectangle.
Other: Glossy accents for the glasses, Kaisercraft green gems, white ribbon from stash.


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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Anything Goes at Outlawz Sunday CAS

 I am guest designing for all of December over at Outlawz Sunday CAS Challenge and you saw right, this week the theme is Anything Goes; so the sky's the limit as long as you keep it Clean and Simple. This year for two of my nieces they are getting a joint Christmas present so I wanted to make sure each one received their own tag, this is what I came up with.
Outlawz Sunday CAS Challenge, Tiddily Inks Christmas Fairy


Card Tip:
If you are wanting to keep the bulk down but you want the allusion of layers, draw a border, it gives the look of layers without the bulkiness.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: Quill white card stock.
Gina K Designs Cheers mini stamp set.
Ink: Versafine black onyx ink.
Markers:
              Fairy 1
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+R20
               Hair: E21+E23+E25
               Hat and Dress: V000+V01+V12+V15+V17
               Boots: C03+C05+C07
               Poinsetta: G06+R39
               Sack: E31+E33+E55
               Fairy 2
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+R20
               Hair: E21+E23+E25+E29
               Hat and Dress: BG000+BG01+BG02+BG05
               Boots: C03+C05+C07
               Poinsetta: G06+R39
               Sack: E31+E33+E55
Dies: Brother Scan and Cut was used to fancy cut the fairies, free tag SVG file from Birds Cards
Other: Kindy Glitz in crystalina, sakura stardust pens in purple and blue, blue and purple organza ribbon from stash.


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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Morgans ArtWorld Image of the Month

Are you interested in receiving new release Morgan Fitzsimmon's images for Free!!!
Then head over and become a member of Morgans ArtWorld Facebook Group where you will see loads of inspiration,
 with members having the chance to receive free images.
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Christmas in the Summer Time

I have previously shown a card I created using Simon Says Stamps Warm Christmas Wishes, here is another. 
Here is a close up of that adorable Santa Claus


Card Tip:
As you can see from the image above I have used a full piece of fun foam behind my focal image to get an even effect, I will admit this idea came from Jennifer McGuire originally and here is the Video Link.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: Standard white card base.
Stamps: Simon Says Stamps Warm Christmas Wishes.
Ink: Memento tuxedo ink for coloured images, Versafine onyx ink for sentiment, Distress Ink scattered straw, wild honey, tumbled glass, chipped sapphire for background.
Markers: 
               Santa
               Skin: E000+E00+E02+E11+R20
               Beard: C0+C1+colorless blender 
               Hat: R24+R27+R29
               Singlet: B29+B37+B39 
               Shorts: BG02, V04 
               Glasses: R39 
               Board: B24+V17
               Palm Trees: YG03+YG06, E57+E59
Other: Gloss Accents for glasses, Sukura Stardust red pen, gold border sticker.

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Sunday, 6 December 2015

Outlawz Sunday Cas Guest Designer

I have the honor this month of being asked to be a guest designer for Outlawz Sunday CAS Challenge. What is CAS I hear you ask, it means Clean and Simple. This week the theme is add an ornament to your card and with Bugaboo as the sponsor there are plenty of images to inspire you. This is what I came up with:
Outlawz Sunday CAS Challenge, Bugaboo Christmas Tags

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: 5"x 7" white card base, Quill white card stock.
Papers: Free magazine papers.
Stamps:Bugaboo Christmas Tags
Markers:
               Ornament 1: R81+R83+R85, V000
               Ornament 2: BG01+BG02+BG05, G00
               Ornament 3: V01+V04+V06, Y00
Dies: Spellbinders standard circle large, Cuttlebug babyface alphabet.
Other: Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.

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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Inspiration Post for Diecut Divas

We are continuing on with our Warm and Cosy theme this month with two new fantastic sponsors, One Happy Cut and Bugaboo Digi Stamps. I don't think there is anything warmer than a pair of mittens - here is my project.
Diecut Divas, Bugaboo Stamps Winter Circle Sentiments Warm Wishes

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: standard white card base, Quill white and blue card stock.
Papers: Kaisercraft Mint Twist paper pad.
Markers:
              Text Border: Y00
               Background: G00
               Mittens: BG000+BG01+BG02
Dies: Spellbinders standard circle large, standard circle small, standard scalloped circle small, 3D christmas tree for the stars.
Other: punch for the small stars.


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Outlawz Guest Designing

I have the honor of Guest Designing over at the Outlawz  Twisted Thursday Challenge and the theme is always anything goes but this weeks optional twist is Winter. This is what I came up with.
 Here is a close up of the image.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: Francheville white and pink card stock 
Papers: Kaisercraft Mint Twist paper pad.
Stamps: Bestie's Christmas Gift.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+R20
               Lips: E04+RV23 Eyes: BG05
               Hair: E21+E23+E25+E29
               Tree: G09+Y08
               Bow & Socks: R83+R85
               Pajamas: R81+R83+purple gel pen
               Box: E33+red gel pen
Dies: Elizabeth Craft Design merry christmas.
Other: Pink gingham ribbon, white snowflakes from stash, Kaisercraft pink gems, assorted sakura stardust gel pens. 

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Monday, 30 November 2015

Goodbye to November for Diecut Divas

Here we are at the end of another month, and you can't get more warm and cosy then Christmas in Australia and this Simon Says Stamps stamp set is perfect for this. This is what I came up with the help of some dies from our sponsor this month Dies R Us.


 Diecut Divas, Simon Says Stamps Warm Christmas Wishes

Here is a close up of the cute little santa

Diecut Divas, Simon Says Stamps Warm Christmas Wishes
Card Tip:
If you are worried about your card being too bulky op for a thicker pattern paper and you can forgo a layer of card stock.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: standard white card base.
Papers: Doodlebug Design Inc santa express

Ink: Versafine onyx ink.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E02+E11+R20
               Beard: C0+C1+colorless blender 
               Hat: R24+R27+R29
               Singlet: B29+B37+B39
               Pants: BG01+BG02,YR02+YR04
               Glasses: R59
               Surfboard: RV19,V17
Dies: Spellbinders standard circles large, standard scalloped circles small.
Other: Glossy Accents, Crystal Ice ice stickles, couture creations red gems.


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