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Thursday, 23 March 2017

If You Give A Crafter A Cookie: Little Patch Puppy

Hello!


Today is the start of a brand new challenge at 
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie.
I hope you'll join us.

You can enter your projects until the 6th April.

 Here is the inspiration photo:



This time we are sponsored by the wonderful All Dressed Up



I was lucky to get an image to work with and I chose Little Patch Puppy.  
Here is my card:



 I coloured the puppy image using Spectrum Noir markers. For his body I used a dotty technique. Once coloured, he was fussy cut leaving a thin white border and attached to the background on foam pads.



 I made the background to look like a patchwork quilt. This was done by cutting and gluing 1 inch strips of patterned paper side by side. The diagrams below show how this was done:

Step 1: Cut 1 inch strips from two different patterned papers  and glue side by side:
Step 2: Cut across the strips as shown below:


Step 3: Align the strips as follows and trim as required:

A ribbon was placed diagonally across the top corner and a double bow attached. To finish off, a Papermania sentiment was added along with two pink daisies.

That's all from me for today. Now it's over to you...

Please pop over to the 
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie
challenge blog to check out the lovely designs by the rest of the DT. 

We would love for you to share your projects in the challenge! 

You could win digi stamps or become one of our 'Top Cookies'!

Thanks for stopping by today! 
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Kraftin Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday AG 28/03
Penny's Challenges #321 AG 28/03
Crafty Creations Challenges #337 AG 28/03
A Perfect Time To Craft March AG 28/03
A Bit More Time To Craft #40 AG 29/03
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper AG 31/03
Creative Ladybird's Creations #24 AG 31/03
Creative Moments #114 AG/Spring Colours 03/04
Creative Inspirations #271 AG 04/04



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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Guest Designer at Deep Ocean Challenges: VLS The Gardner

Hello!

I am thrilled to be guest designer at 
Deep Ocean Challenges

The theme for the challenge is "Flowers Everywhere", so, I chose to use a quirky set of digital images from Vera Lane Studio called The Gardener

Here is my card: 


I love the sentiment and the little gardener image which I coloured with alcohol pens and blendable pencils. I decided that the gardener needed lots of flowers and so I resized and printed out several different sizes of flower heads from the Blooms set. Once these had been coloured and fussy cut, I shaped them on a pad using a stylus pen and added some Glossy Accents to their centres. The flowers were glued directly onto the background, whilst the word 'GROW' and the image were attached on foam pads.


The background was made by spinkling Brushos onto card and spritzing with water. The card was matted onto black card to give a thin border and it was then attached to the base card.

The Gardener                              Blooms

         

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!
You'll find us on Facebook in a closed group, which I invite you all to join! You can find us HERE

I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!



Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Oo La La Creations Challenges #224 Spring is in The Air 25/03
Crafting From The Heart #151 AG 26/03
Tuesday Throwdown #335 Add Dimension 27/03
Fab n Funky Challenges #343 Flowers 28/03
ModSquad Challenge Plant Kindness 28/03
Creative Friday #175 Flowers 30/03
Creative Fingers Challenge #126 AG 30/03
Fussy And Fancy Challenge #183 Springtime 30/03
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge March AG 31/03
Inky Chicks #80 Flowers 31/03
Classic Design Team Challenge 31/03





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I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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Monday, 20 March 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Caroline's Cupcakes

Hello!

I'm showing a DT project for Vera Lane Studio today. 
The gorgeous Caroline's Cupcakes is a brand new release:


I made two cards:





The images were coloured with alcohol markers and pencils. Glitter and glossy accents were applied and, when fussy cut, they were applied on foam pads onto the backgrounds.

The backgrounds were made by stamping with an embossing folder. (Open your chosen folder, and ink with distress inks, then lightly spritz with water. Close the folder and run it through through the embossing machine.) Once dry, I sprayed the embossed card with Glimmer Mist to give it a lovely shimmery finish.  On the second card I swiped an ink pad over the raised embossed areas.

The backgrounds were matted onto coloured textured card and then onto charcoal-grey card.  The sentiments were cut into strips and inked, then glued directly onto the background.

These close up photos show the shimmer a little better:

  


I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!
You'll find us on Facebook in a closed group, which I invite you all to join! You can find us HERE
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!



Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Card 1
Brown Sugar Challenge #242 AG 24/03
CAGI Challenge AG 25/03
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #231 AG 26/03
Craft Rocket Challenges #35 Make it Feminine 28/03
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #54 AG 01/04


Card 2
Crafty Catz Challenge #162 AG/Touch of Pink 24/03
Jo's Scrapshack #180 AG 25/03
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #151 AG 27/03
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges #1712 AG 27/03
Scrappers Delights Challenge #64 AG 01/04



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I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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Friday, 17 March 2017

ATC: Marilynn

Hello!

Today I'm showing my ATC for a swap organised in the Limited Runs Facebook Group.

I used a lovely digi stamp called Marilynn and love the way her skirt is swirling in the wind like the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe.

I hope my ATC finds its way safely to its new home on the other side of the world.



The background is a gelli print which, when dry, was spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Gold. The image was coloured with alcohol pens and fussy cut, leaving a thin white border. It was popped on foam pads to give some dimension. A strip of pink gems was glued to the left side of the ATC and a printed sentiment with a Marilyn quote was inked in pink and adhered to the pink gems. Clear gems were scattered around the image and the ATC card edges were inked in black to finish it off. 



Thanks for stopping by today. 
xoxox

I'd like to ply along in these challenges:

The Sisterhood Of Crafters Celebrating Women 19/03
Crafty Creations Challenges #337 AG 30/03 
Cardz 4 Galz #43 Pretty in Pink 30/03
Southern Girls Challenge #155 Pop it up on Foam 23/03 
Wicked Wednesday #246 Girly Girl 11/04



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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Irish Luck

Hello!

Just in time for St Partick's Day, or simply to wish anyone Good Luck, is a super-cute new release from Vera Lane Studio:


She's called Delaney and she comes with a lucky 4 leaf clover and two sentiments.



Delaney is coloured with alcohol markers and pencils. She's popped on foam pads onto a gelli print background which has been stencilled, stamped and splattered with paint.  Some washi tape was added and the edges were inked.



I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!
You'll find us on Facebook in a closed group, which I invite you all to join! You can find us HERE
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!



Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Creative Knockouts Lots of Greens 15/03
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #361 AG with twist of Green 16/03
Color My Heart - Color Dare #234 Pick Your Greens 17/03
Snarky Stampers #79 G for Green with Envy  18/03
The Paper Girls Challenge #123 The Luck of The Irish  19/03
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #230 Use Some Green 19/03
Shopping Our Stash #294 - Luck O' the Irish 21/03
Simon Says Stamp Bit O'Green 22/03
Di's Digi Designs Challenge Lots of Green 25/03
Angies Digital Stamps #7 AG/Monochromatic Green 01/04
Simply Create Too #125 Lots of Green 31/03




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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

{Pin}spirational Challenges: Breeze in Spring

Hello!





Today is the start of a new challenge at 

{PIN}spirational Challenges.

Challenge #186 runs until 27th March.


Here is the inspiration photo:



We are kindly sponsored by the wonderful A Day For Daisies. Please pop along and check out the gorgeous stamps available.

I used a beautiful image from A Day For Daisies called Breeze in Spring:


In order to make my simple card, I paper pieced the girls top and coloured the rest of the image with alcohol markers. I coloured around the image outline in blendable pencils and added pencil 'blusher to her cheeks.The image was cut with a stitched rectangle die and matted onto pink paper, then onto 'Time for Tea' pink patterned paper from Lili of the Valley, and once more onto pink paper. Some flower accents were added in two corners.



That's all from me today.  hope you'll pop over to 
to check out the gorgeous designs by the rest of the DT. 

We would love for you to take part in the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by today. 
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

A Bit More Time To Craft #39 AG 14/03
Crafting From The Heart #150 AG 19/03
Artistic Inspirations Challenges #174 AG 19/03
Cards In Envy Keep It Simple 19/03
Color Inspiration #16 20/03
Ooh La La Creations #224 Spring Is In The Air 25/03
Eclectic Ellapu Spring Colours/Easter 31/03
Daisy Chain Challenge #6 Make It Feminine 31/03


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I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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Monday, 13 March 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Giggles

Hello!

Today I'm sharing my DT projects for Vera Lane Studios.

Today is the start of Vera Lane's Dark Corner Week - take a look at this fabulous teaser video made by DT member, Mischelle:



Today also sees the release of a fun, new digi stamp set which will join the 'Dark Corner' group of digis - make sure you take a look at this creepy collection! 

The new set is Giggles the clown:

 


I'm not really into zombies and horror, but the Vera Lane Dark Corner characters are so quirky and creepy-cute, that I loved creating with them.

Here is my make with Giggles:


I used a gelli print background and placed a black and white border from the Vera's Borders set around the edge.  I teamed Giggles with the Fly Traps from the Elenora Lynch set. They were coloured with alcohol markers, then fussy cut and adhered directly on to the gelli print. The sentiment is computer generated.

Giggles              Elenora Lynch                  Borders
           

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!
You'll find us on Facebook in a closed group, which I invite you all to join! You can find us HERE
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!



Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Jo's Scrapshack 179 AG 17/03
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #53 AG 18/03
Colour Crazy Challenge #10 AG 24/03
Pile It On Challenge #128 Humour/Puns 01/04
Corrosive Challenges March AG 01/04


I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Limited Runs: Little Boy

Hello!

Here's a quick and simple card I made for the new progressive freebie challenge at Limited Runs. 

If you'd like to take part, the challenge is in the Limited Runs Facebook Group, but it does close on 15th March - I'm on the last minute, as usual! If you enter this challenge, you automatically qualify for the next challenge's free image. 


The adorable image, called Little Boy, is coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and fussy cut leaving a thin white border. His eyes have Glossy Accents to make them shine and his hat bobble has iridescent glitter. He is attached on foam pads to a rectangle of patterned paper from Trim Craft. I inked the edges of the paper so that they were more defined against the yellow striped background paper, also from Trim Craft.  The sentiments are dinkie stamps from LC Designs.


Thanks for stopping by today!
xoxo

Jo's Scrapshack 179 AG 17/03
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #53 AG 18/03
Colour Crazy Challenge #10 AG 24/03
Pile It On Challenge #128 Humour/Puns 01/04
Corrosive Challenges March AG 01/04


I'd really love some feedback :)      
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