Thursday, 30 May 2013

All that glitters is gold

Yes it's that time again folks it's a new monthly challenge over at
Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog
This months theme is
 All that glitters is gold

Here is my card for the challenge.

I have used the moustache stamp from the 
Odds & Ends Stamp set
and the 
Fan'tache'tici stamp
A few of my favourite things monthly kit
 a great kit if you want  to try some of Sarah's Favourite things.

I stamped the image on black card (after I had dusted it with my antistatic bag) with versamark ink then added gold embossing powder and heat embossed it, I did the same with the sentiment.

I then mounted the image on gold miri card then a final on a black card blank.
To finish off and keep in with "All that glitters is gold" I added gold peel offs
and a gold spellbinder 'tache cut out.
Thanks for calling by
let me know what you think

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Hi It's Thursday, and that means its my Guest Designer piece for

Today I have used her 
The stamps can be stamped as in my background or stamped and stitched as in my topper.
I have used a selection of inks and papers from Stampin Up and the embroidery floss was from my stash.
Once you have stamped the image you need to go around the card and pierce the holes before you start to sew. To prevent knots and lumps leave a cm of thread and stick it down with tape. Once I had finished I Mounted the image on card to match my colours,
To compliment my card I used my Cameo to cut out the Smile! svg which is also designed by Sarah Hurley. Check out her site or the Silhouette  site for other of her digital  die cuts  

Thanks for visiting,
 please let me know what you think.
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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

One for the Girls

Morning all and an happy Wednesday, and that means its a new challenge from

Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog
Our new challenge is
  One for the girls

our sponsors are
Delicious Doodles Shop
Delicious Doodles - 4 Digi's of the winners choice
A Day for Daisies $12 dollar gift certificate to spend in shop

I have coloured her with Promarkers and cut the image out with Spellbinder die.
I have added glitter to her wings. To keep in with the moon i have mounted the image on a circle of miri card. I then coloured the card in night sky colours with my brushes and distress inks and added gems to resemble stars.
to make the card more girly I have added hand made flowers and a feather.
Many thanks for calling by,
please let me know what you think.

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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Using punches / dies.

 Hi It's Tuesday and that means it's a new Challenge from
Creative Card Crew
Our sponsor this week is
Delicious Doodles Shop
and the winning entry will receive 4 digi's.

For my card
I have used the sniffing daisies image
So what did I do,
I used a spellbinder die to cut out my main image which I coloured with Promarkers.
I also coloured an extra layer of the poppies ,
then mounted them on 3d foam.
I coloured the edge of the die using my brushes and ink.
I used Stampin up paper and card for the card.
Once I mounted the image I added hand made daisies finished with liquid pearls and 
die cut swirls to the bottom.
To the top I added a punched butterfly  with added 
pearl and gems .
Thanks for calling by.

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Monday, 27 May 2013

Paper Piecing/Piercing!!!!

Happy Bank Holiday Monday
and that means it's a new challenge from

Challenge Blog Badge
This weeks theme is
 Paper Piecing/ Piercing
The sponsor this week is
the somewhat cute somewhat quirky Q K R Stampede rubber stamp company Rubber Stamps, Gold Leaf, Foil, and Glass Beads for Stampin, Scrapbooks, Card Making, and Paper Crafts

This is my card using  Little boy image.
So what did I do,
 I used a Stampin Up embossing folder for the
hexagon background
 onto core'dination card and sanded it down to give it the distressed look.
I also did the embossing on the spare jumper and jeans paper to get the shape of the hexagons for inside the shapes.
I paper pieced his jumper, hair,catapult and jeans and added shading and colour to the rest of the image with Promarkers.
I used my brushes and ink for the background of the image and paper pierced all the way round.
I finished off by adding assorted buttons
then mounted it onto a light Kraft card.

Thanks for calling by,
 please let me know you ave visited.

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Sunday, 26 May 2013

Handmade Flowers

Happy Bank Holiday Sunday.
Its that time again its the Purple Challenge
This weeks challenge is
 Handmade Flowers.

 So here is my bit of inspiration. I used mount board and cut a Tim Holtz Baroque mover and shaper die with the 
holes I then used rust hinge ink and then stamped it with black swirls after that I embossed it with clear embossing powder.
 I made the flowers using a whale of a punch 6 petal flower I used a scrapbook paper that I coloured with rusty hinge ink .(See how Hels made the flowers) The leaves were using a papermania punch that embosses at the same time, I then coloured with distress inks and my brushes.
When dry I then sprayed them with iridescent
memories mist, and mounted on my background. 
finally added ribbon to hang my artwork
Thanks for calling by.
If you have any questions please ask.
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Friday, 24 May 2013

A Tie!!!!!!!

Here is my card using the Unity Kit of the month, it will be the first time I enter their challenge blog. I decided to go for a Fathers day card. I have used Calypso Coral and Gumball Green ink and card and the image is stamped in soft suede and coloured with Promarkers. i used the soft suede and my brushes just to add a bit of distress to the backing paper. It was then mounted on Basic Gray.
Thanks for calling by, I appreciate your comments.

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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Home Sweet Home

It's Thursday and that means it my weekly offering for my Guest Designer Spot

 I decided to design a scrapbook page and use the wonderful Doodle home stamp set,
(Don't know if I told you, but I love this set it is soooo useful.)
I used 11 of the stamps on the page (there are 15!!! stamps in the set) .
I printed off a  picture of our home and then built up the image round it. I first stamped the row of houses then made masks to cover them and then stamped the trees. I coloured all the images with Promarkers. I used the little flower,coloured and added liquid pearls for the flower centre, then added the scalloped edge to the picture. I then stamped the clouds, masked off the sun and I used my ink duster for the background green and blue. To complete the page I stamped the sentiment and hearts and drew on my flying birds!!!!!.
Then mounted it up onto a 12 by 12 square of brown card.
Thanks for calling by
I really appreciate it.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Just to say thank you teacher

Today at Imagine That! we have 3 new releases we have the
(in my previous post)

 Although in the UK we have still got at least  6 - 8 weeks before the end of term around the world students are coming to the end of their school year.
I think Kris was saying her girls break up for their Summer vacation in June.
So it's time to say thank you to those teachers. 
 I decided to use the school boy for my card, I have 2 boys . I coloured the boy as a red head like my youngest ,I actually put the writing in the blackboard by using the png's and layering the sentiment in, using GIMP.
( Wonders never cease lol)
When you buy images from Kris they are png and JPG.
So you can manipulate the png image.
 The value is just stunning.
The backing paper is from the school paper pack from Bella's Beauties  Kris' paper range.
I also used the hand writing practice sheet for the 
torn up extras.
The image I coloured with Promarkers, and created the background too.

I then mounted the image on on dark blue and red to compliment with the papers. I have used a 7 x 7 Hunkydory card blank.
 To finish the card off I have used 2 buttons.
Thanks for calling by , 
just check out Kris' store if you get chance.
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Fuchsia and Hummingbird

It's the 22nd and that means
 3 new releases at 

This is a stunning image you get both JPEG and png and such good value.
Here is my card.

I went for a very clean and simple card and let the image do the talking. I coloured the image with my alcohol inks both Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs I tried my best to colour them to be very realistic . I then decoupaged the top of the fuchsia's and the nearest humming birds wing. I used my ink dusters and inks to complete the background. 
I then mounted the image on Hunkydory black glossy card and finished off with a lilac card 7in x 7in using  Crafters Companion pearlescent card.
Thanks for visiting

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Bobbing along

This is my card using challenge 8 freebie image at Lacy Sunshine challenge blog.
I have used my freebie image and coloured it with Promarkers  I then cut the image out with a spellbinder die. The green paper is from the Garden delight Bella Beauties paper from Imagine That, that I cut to sit in the shape of the card. I added faux shapes to the spellbinder die using stampin up card, to give it a frame and mounted it on 3 d tape. To finish the card off i added distress ink around the outer edge and flowers and a butterfly to finish it off (From Angel crafts).
Thanks for Visiting
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Sunday, 19 May 2013

Happy Birthday to you....

Hi it's Sunday so that means it's a new challenge from Gingerloft

This challenges theme is

 I have created my card using the Turtle B'day digi.
I have coloured the image with Promarkers and used my brushes and distress inks to create a background. The background papers are from a Stampin up set, which co-ordinate with my image. I then did a thin ribbon border from paper and a faux bow. I have used mini peel off sentiment and used round stick 3d foam for my embellishments which I sprinkled with  orange glitter.
Thanks for calling by 
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