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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Diecut Divas Farewell to February

Well it feels like February only started and here we are saying  farewell to it over at Diecut Divas. That means one more card showcasing the fantastic sentiment stamps from Quietfire Designs, and I think I have kept the best until last.

Diecut Divas, Quietfire Design

Card Tip:

So that my flowers matched my card perfectly, I swiped white card stock with Versamark ink and then embossed it with Ranger liquid platinum embossing powder. I used this to punch out several flowers and assemble.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Blue and navy card stock from stash.
Ink: Versamark ink, Ranger liquid platinum embossing powder.
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities label 1.
Other: EK Success mini flowers punch, gems.


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Monday, 23 February 2015

Diecut Divas Words, Quotes and Sentiments

Earlier in the month I showed a card I had created CASing Jennifer McGuire's technique of inlaid die cuts. With anything Jennifer and die cuts, you can usually make multiple cards from the one set of die cuts. Here is another version. 


Diecut Divas, Quietfire Designs,Creative Dies

Card Tip:

If you are wanting to see Jennifer McGuire's video or blog post, here it is: Jennifer McGuire.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Standard A5 white card base, Quill cream cardstockDCWV card stock in assorted colours.
Ink: Distress Ink tea dye,Versamark ink, Allison Ellis fine detail white embossing powder.
Dies: Creative Dies nesting stars.

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Perfectly Rustics Little Boy or Little Girl Challenge.

It's time for a brand new challenge over at Perfectly Rustics and this time its all about little boys or girls. With that in mind, I picked this adorable AlicaBel image, I could just see her going along to a birthday party with her gift in hand.
Perfectly Rustics, Alica Bel Nena

Perfectly Rustics, Alica Bel Nena

Card Tip:

I had coloured this image up a while ago, I have a whole box of images that I have coloured previously when I felt like colouring vs making a card, sometimes it comes in handy, especially if you need to make something last minute.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: standard A5 white card base, purple card stock from stash.
Papers: patterned paper from stash.
Ink: Versamark ink, Allison Ellis white detail embossing powder.
Markers:
                    Skin: E000+E00+E02, B21.
                    Hair: E23+E25+E29
                    Hair Band & Shirt: V12+V15+V17
                    Pants: B21+B24+B26 
                    Shoes: E59+E57
                   Present: RV02+RV04+RV06
Dies: Couture Creations nesting hearts, Spellbinders grommet tags.
Other: White ribbon from stash, purple gems in assorted sizes.


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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Doubling Up at Outlawz.

Over at Outlawz Challenge Blog the Progressive Challenge is using a gorgeous image from Sandisamples. My focal image was already to go but I hadn't put it on a card yet. Well then the Twisted Thursday girls decided to have as the optional twist this week, an easel card and I thought perfect. I think by now its safe to say that I love easel cards, especially twisted easel cards; they are easy to make and yet bring so much wow factor to your card.  So here is another twisted easel card to add to the collection.
Sandi Samples, Clearly Besotted Stamps

Sandi Samples, Clearly Besotted Stamps

Sandi Samples, Clearly Besotted Stamps

Card Tip:

I usually make twisted easel cards with the finished card being 6"x6" square, which tends to be a large card. I wanted to make a smaller one, to see if it would work. This way there is less bulk and there is no extra postage costs. This card ended up being the equivalent of 4"x4" square.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: White and purple card stock from stash.
Papers: patterned paper from stash.
Stamps: Sandi's Samples Watering Can, Clearly Besotted Stamps.
Ink: Versamark Ink, Allison Ellison white embossing powder.
Markers:
                    Watering Can: C1+C3+C5+C7
                    Heart: R22+R24+R27+R29
                    Leaves: YG63+YG17
                    Flowers: V04+V06+V15+V17, V04+V06+V09,
                                     V12+V15+V17.
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities classic oval large and small,lacy oval, grommet tags, label 1
Other: Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, flowers and clear gems from stash, candy dot.



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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

A CAS Progressive Sassy

For the progressive challenge this month over at the Sassy Studio Design Facebook Page, the image to use is Lingerie Lindsay.


I decided that I wanted to do something simpler and a little bit different with this image. Firstly I flipped it, so it is on the left. Secondly I enlarged and cropped it so it was only her upper half that I printed. Lastly you can see from the image that she is wearing lingerie,e.g. the top is transparent, I decided to colour it solid as if she is wearing a shirt and this is the end result.

Sassy Studios Lingerie Lindsay

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: A5 card base cut down to 4"x5 1/8", blue card stock from stash.
Stamps: Sassy Studio Design lingerie Lindsay, Justrite Clear Celebration Sentiments.
Ink: Memento tuxedo black ink.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E04,R20, RV32+RV23, B21
               Hair: E31+E33+E35
               Shirt:BG01+BG02+BG05
Other: Kaszazz 3/8" Dotty ribbon in blue. 

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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Art by Miran Progessive and Mid Month for Diecut Divas.

Art by Miran is having a progressive challenge over on her facebook page with an absolute gorgeous image so I took this opportunity to pair it with a Quietfire Design sentiment stamp, who happens to be the sponsor over at Diecut Divas this month, this is what I came up with.
Diecut Divas, Quietfire Design, ArtbyMiran Petal Blossom

Diecut Divas, Quietfire Design, ArtbyMiran Petal Blossom

Card Tip:

Don't be afraid to combine digital and rubber stamps together.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Cr8ative 12"x 12" white card stock for a 6"x 6" square card base.
Papers: DCWV blossom song stack. 
Stamps: Quietfire Design Twirl and Enjoy Stamp Set, Art by Miran Petal Blossum.
Ink: Memento tuxedo black ink, Distress Ink bundled sage.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E04+R20
               Hair: E21+E23+E25+E29
               Flower in her hair: B000+BG01+B02+B05
               Basket: E23+E35+E55
               Flowers in the basket: YG17, R81+R83+R85,
               R85+RV04. 
               Dress: V01+V12+V15+V17, RV02+RV04+RV06+                        RV09    
               Petals: B02+B05 
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Label 1, label 1.
Other: blue and white spot organza ribbon, paper roses from  my stash, wink of stella clear pen.


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Monday, 9 February 2015

Perfectly Rustics Wings Challenge

So today is the start of a brand new challenge over at Perfectly Rustics and the theme this fortnight is Wings. This was a hard one for me I have so many things that could qualify, butterfly stamps and images, dragonfly stamps and images not to mention Fairy images galore. So I decided I wanted to do some stamping and keep it simple and this is what I came up with.

Perfectly Rustics, Gina K Designs

Perfectly Rustics, Gina K Designs


Card Tip:

Lovely bright colours are a great addition to a simple design.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Quill A2 white card base.
Stamps: Gina K Designs fabulous frames, whimiscal wishes for sentiment.
Ink: Memento tuxedo black ink.
Markers:
               Butterflies: V04+V06+V09, BV02+BV04+BV09, 
                                     B24+B26+B29, R83+R85+RV06


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Thursday, 5 February 2015

Guest Designing for Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge

I was asked to be a guest designer for Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge. The theme this week is of course Anything Goes with a twist of a people card. This is what I came up with.


Outlawz Twisted Thursday, Stitchy Bear

Outlawz Twisted Thursday, Stitchy Bear

Card Tip:

I found this card  to be more cohesive in its colour tones as I picked the pattern paper first and adapted the colours into my focal image.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: pink card stock from stash for a 5" square card base, and bow.
Papers: pattern paper from stash (magazine freebie)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black ink, Distress Ink tumbled glass.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11,R20,RV23+RV32,BG05
               Hair: E21+E23+E25
               Hair Band:BG01+BG13+ BG15
               Flowers: R22+R24+R27 
               Dress: BG10+BG13+BG15 
               Flowers: BG01+BG02+BG05,Y15+Y17
               Earings: Y17
               Bird: B21+B23,YR04
Dies: Spellbinders label 5, Lil'Inker Designs bow die-mini, Impression Obsession layered floral set.
Other: small pearls.


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Fitztown February Challenge

Its another month and another challenge over at Fitztown. That's right Fitztown has changed to a monthly challenge. Of course being February, which means Valentines day and all things love, the theme this month is Have a Little Heart. This can be in your image,embellishments, a die cut or pattern paper, so long as there is a heart on your project. So with that in mind, I thought a wedding card would be perfect.
Fitztown, Valentine 8

Fitztown, Valentine 8

Fitztown, Valentine 8

Fitztown, Valentine 8

Fitztown Valentine 8


Card Tip:

My background on this card has been double embossed. This is a sizzix set of embossing folder and matching stamp. I have used a pigment ink with the stamp and embossed with clear embossing powder. I have also then used the corresponding embossing folder to add even more dimension.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Quill cream card stock to create a tri-fold card. white and pink glitter card stock from stash.
Stamps: Fitztown Valentine 8, Sizzix and Hero Arts flourish stamp and embossing folder set, Justrite celebration sentiments, computer sentiment.
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+R20
               Guy's Hair: E59+E57+E55+E53
               Lady's Hair: E21+E23+E35
               Guy's Shirt: W1
               Guy's Jacket: C1+C3+C5+C7 
               Lady's Jacket: R02+R81+R20+R83 
               Heart: RV02+colourless blender, YR02 + colourless 
               blender.
Dies: Kaisercraft nesting frames, memory box penne frame, Poppy Crafts rectangle frames.
Other: Kassaz ribbon, heart punch.


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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Diecut Divas February Challenge

Well its time for the February Challenge over at Diecut Divas.  The sponsor this month is  Quiet fire Designs who specializes in sentiment stamps and SVG cut files. It only seemed natural to have a them of  Words, Quotes and Sentiments and here is my first inspiration piece.
Diecut Divas, Quiet Fire Design

Card Tip:

This card was inspired by a blog post and corresponding video by Jennifer McGuire of stacked shaped die-cutting and I immediately wanted to try it for myself.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Standard A5 white card base, Quill cream cardstock, DCWV card stock in assorted colours.
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, Distress Ink tea dye.
Dies: Creative Dies nesting stars.


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