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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Outlawz Progressive Challenge

Well I think it is well established how much I like a progressive challenge although I have had some problems with time frames I will admit, so here I am entering another one by the skin of my teeth over at Outlawz using this gorgeous little elephant from Gerda Steiner Designs.




Card Tip:

Mounting your pattern paper as three pieces instead of just the one adds interest to your background.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: white card base cut down to 5"x 6". Francheville yellow card stock, pink card stock from stash.
Stamps: Gerda Steiner Elephant and Bird, Swirly heart stamp.
Ink: Versafine black onxl ink.
Markers:
               Elephant: C1+C3+C5+C7 
               Bird: BG02+BG05, YR04
               Balloon: V01+V04+V06+V09
Dies: Couture Creations nesting scalloped circles, matting created with Brother Scan and Cut.
Other: Homemade enamel dots.


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Diecut Divas Farewell to March

We have come to the end of another month at Diecut Divas and I say it every month, where did the month go. So before we say goodbye to March lets see another Bugaboo stamp project.


Bugaboo Stamps Balloon Giraffe

Bugaboo Stamps Balloon Giraffe

Card Tip:

Fussy cutting the image and placing it over the top of a printed version enables you to not have to cut out the little details but adds depth to your focal image.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: white standard A5 card base, yellow card stock from stash. 
Papers: pattern paper from stash.
Stamps:Bugaboo Stamps balloon giraffe
Markers:
               Giraffe: Y15 + E55+E35, C3+C5
               Clouds: C1 
               Balloons: YG03+YG06+YG09, V04+V06+V09,
                                 YR02+YR04+YR07, B21+B23+B24
Dies:Couture Creations standard rectangles.
Other: White ribbon from stash, gold congratulations sticker, white gel pen on balloons.


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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Saturated Canary Colour Challenge

Saturated Canary is having a colour challenge this week and this is my project using Beach Ink.

Saturated Canary Beach Ink

Saturated Canary Beach Ink

Card Tip:

I got the inspiration for my sentiment from a Quietfire Design stamp, unfortunately it didn't fit my card and it is a rubber stamp so I couldn't cut it apart to re-arrange so I created this one on my computer.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: 5"x 7" white card base cut down to 5" x 6", red card stock from stash. 
Papers: patterned paper from stash
Stamps: Saturated Canary beach ink
Ink: Memento desert sand
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+ R20
               Lips: E04+RV32+RV23 
               Hair: E11+E13+E15+E18,RV09
               Tattoos:  RV09, G14
               Swimmers: R37+R35+R59, B29 
Dies: Spellbinders A2 scalloped borders 3, label 8, Taylored Impression label it.
Other: Kaisercraft organza ribbon, Simple Stories enamel dots.

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Friday, 27 March 2015

A Sassy Lady

Here I am with a card for the Facebook Progressive Challenge. I will admit that I posted my project on the last day of the challenge but you can still purchase the image over at Sassy Studios Designs.


Sassy Studios Maxi Dress

Sassy Studios Maxi Dress

Card Tip:

I have used my die as a template to add distress ink to my diecut with sponge dauber to further coordinate the colour scheme.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Quill white card stock for a top folding card base, red card stock from stash.
Stamps: Sassy Studio Designs Maxi Skirt Momma Sassy 2JustRite clear celebration sentiments.
Ink: VersaMark ink, Allison Ellis Design white embossing powder.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+R20
               Lips: E04+RV32 
               Hair: E13+E15+E18
               Skirt: BG000+BG01+BG02 
               Top: BG01+BG02+BG05 
Dies:Couture Creation Nesting Dies Hearts.
Brother Scan and Cut for fussy cutting image.
Other: Small heart punch, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.



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Monday, 23 March 2015

Perfectly Rustics Eggs

Its time for another challenge over at Perfectly Rustics and in the spirit of Easter the theme is Eggs. So with that in mind, I went a little bit simpler with my layout as to highlight a gorgeous and bright basket of Easter eggs.

Perfectly Rustics, Elizabeth O Dulemba

Perfectly Rustics, Elizabeth O Dulemba

Card Tip:

 I have used a die to emboss instead of die cutting. To do this you will still need a die cutting machine but instead of a second cutting plate in your sandwich, you use an embossing mat and possibly cardboard shims.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: DCWR textured white card stock for 4.25" x 5.5" top folding card base, Quill black card stock. 
Stamps: Simon Says Stamps absolutely stamp set, Elizabeth O Dulemba colouring pages.
Ink: Memento tuxedo black ink.
Markers:
               Basket: E55+E33 + colourless blender + Y21 
               Bow: R22+R24+R27+R29
               Eggs: BG02+BG05, YGO3+YGO6, RV19+RV04,                                     B21+B24, YR02+YR04.
Dies: Simon Says Stamps stitched rectangles.

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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Goblin Queen

Well over on the Simply B Stamps Facebook page there was a fun little activity going on with a group of us and Betty the creator we were giving her ideas for an image, I suggested wings and a possible dragon the end result was the Goblin Queen. From there a challenge was put forth to create a card with the image but select either a light or dark colour scheme - I went with dark.


Simply b Stamps Goblin Queen


Card Tip:

This is the first time I attempted a fantasy hair colour and when I had finished it, the red wasn't quite dark enough, so I added coloured pencil to the darker areas, I did this on her dress as well.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Standard 5"x 7" white card base, black card stock from stash.
Papers: Kaisercraft violet crush 6"x 6" paper pad 
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+R20
               Hair: R22+R24+R27+R29 + Faber-Castell red pencil
               Goblin: YG63+YG17+G07 
               Dress: B24+B26+B29+Faber-Castell navy pencil
               Wings: V01+V12+V15+V17
Dies: Simon Says Stamps stitched rectangles, Spellbinders Label 11 and the mat was created with a Brother Scan and Cut.
Other: Gina K Designs organza black ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls.


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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Bugaboo Inspiration for Diecut Divas

I have another project using a cute Bugaboo image for Diecut Divas Spring / Children Challenge this month.


Diecut Divas, Bugaboo Stamps Ava Flower Patch

Diecut Divas, Bugaboo Stamps Ava Flower Patch

Diecut Divas, Bugaboo Stamps Ava Flower Patch

Card Tip:

Your image doesn't always have to go on the front of the card, mix it up put it on the inside of do some cut away work so you see your image from the front even though its inside.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Pink card stock from stash for 5.5"x 5.5" card base and accents.
Papers: DCWV blossoms butterflies stack
Ink: Simon Says Stamps doll pink dye ink.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+R20
               Hair: E11+E13+E15+E18
               Hair Bow: V22+V25+V12+V15+V17
               Dress: BG01+BG02+BG05 
               Socks: Y21+colourless blender.
               Shoes: E35+E23+E55 
               Flowers: Y17+YR04 
               Grass: YG17
               Leaves: YG17+G07
               Butterfly: RV19
Dies: Memory Box penne frame, curly q border,Impression Obsession layered floral set.
Other: Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, assorted gems.


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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Mid Month Inspiration Diecut Divas

It's time for more Bugaboo inspiration over at Diecut Divas. Today we are showcasing the gorgeous Kid Pocket Topper - Wavy Hair Image from Bugaboo Stamps with two very different looks. Here is my version:


Diecut Divas, Bugaboo Stamps Kid Pocket Topper - Wavy Hair Girl

Head over to Diecut Divas today to see Marsha's version.

Card Tip:

Using brown ink for your sentiment instead of black can give you a softer effect.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Quill cream cardstock, also used for the card base.
Papers: Authentique Delightful 6"x6" paper pad.
Clearly Besotted Stamps.
Ink: Memento rich cocoa.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+R20
               Hair: E15+E18+E13+E11+E23
               Hair Bands: Y15+Y17+YR02
               Dress: R22+YR02+RV02
Dies: Simon Says Stamps stitched rectangles.
Other: Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, blue ribbon from stash.


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Monday, 9 March 2015

Perfectly Rustics Make it Better

Well here we are again with a brand new challenge starting over at Perfectly Rustics with a theme of Make it Better. I am sure we all have previous projects, layouts and cards that we would love to keep some of the elements but do a  "do over", well here is your chance.
I think I have already posted how much of a influence Kit and Clowder have had on my colouring skills, well you are about to see further proof. Here is my original card using the gorgeous Wee Stamps Summer Fairy.



Perfectly Rustics, Wee Stamp Summer Fairy

Here is my do over

Perfectly Rustics, Wee Stamp Summer Fairy

Perfectly Rustics, Wee Stamp Summer Fairy


Card Tip:

If you are not up to no-line colouring, stamping your image in a light brown, like I have done here will give you an outline that is softer.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: white DCWR card stock for top folding 5" x 6" base. Purple card stock from stash.
Papers: Kaisercraft magic happens.
Stamps: Wee Stamps Summer Fairy, computer generated sentiment.
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, desert sand for sponging, Versamark ink and white embossing powder on wings.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+R20
               Hair: E31+E33+E35
               Dress: BG000+BG01+BG02+BG05
               Shoes: BG000+BG01
               Flowers: V04+V06+V09 
               Leaves: YG03+YG06 
               Wings: R81+RV02+V01+BG02+YG03+R22+BG34+B21+YR02+Y15
Dies: Spellbinders standard circles small and large, Dienamics Fancy Flourish.
Other:Wink of Stella glitter pen, Uniball white gel pen. Fiskairs apron lace border punch, EK Success mini flower punch.



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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Fitztown March Challenge

So its time for a brand new challenge over at the Fitztown Challenge Blog and this month in honor of St Patricks Day and those glimpses of Spring and Autumn, this month the twist is Add Some Green. So here is my project.
Fitztown Cameo 8

Fitztown Cameo 8

Card Tip:

If you are like me and have problems stamping your sentiments straight, invest in a Stamp a ma jig and you will never worry again.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: 5"x 7" white card base,  DCWV green cardstock.
Papers: DCWV the blossom song stack.
Stamps: Fitztown Cameo 8, Quietfire Designs Happy Birthday Plain and Simple
Ink: Versafine black onyx ink, Memento dessert sand for shading.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E04+R20
               Lips: RV32+RV23 
               Eyes: B05+B02
               Hair: E55+E23+E35
               Top: YG03+YG06+YG09
               Flower:R81+R83 
Dies: Kaisercraft Nesting Die labels, Lil'Inker Designs bow die-medium.


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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Diecut Divas March Challenge

With March brings a brand new challenge over at Diecut Divas and this month we are talking about children and spring. So what better way to celebrate  spring and children is a new arrival, so this is the card I created for a new addition to our extended family.


Diecut Divas, Bugaboo Stamps

Diecut Divas, Bugaboo Stamps

Card Tip:

While fussy cutting my butterfly, I wasn't able to save her antennas. So I replaced them with picture wire, it is thin, plastic covered and easily bent into shape.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: white 6"x 6" card base, Francheville purple and white card stock.
Ink: Distress Ink pickled raspberry & scattered straw, Simon Says Stamps dye ink hydrangea used to colour the flowers and sprayed with Tattered Angel pearl glimmer mist.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+R20.
               Wings: R83+R85+RV06, Y15+Y17
               Top: Y21+Y15
               Pants: R81+R83+R85 
               Hat & Antenna: V12+V15+V17               
Dies: Sizzix twinkling toes alphabet die.
Other: Kaszazz 12cm & 7.5cm white daisies.


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