Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween Moon Di's Digi Downloads

Here's the other Di's Digi image card I promised last week. you can find the image HERE.

I coloured the image with Twinkling H2O's and the embossing on the orange card is a cuttlebug folder called Pumpkin Harvest.
The distressed paper is downloaded from Free Digital Scrapbooking and can be found HERE, and I added balck soot distress ink to it after printing.
The pumpkin embellishment is made with a two step cut and emboss cuttlebug die, and I added an extra couple of leaves and inked with a light brown (on the pumpkin) and some olive green to give it some more 'shape'.

This was entered for a sketch challenge on a forum and I think I need bigger size oval nestabilities, as I used the largest size, but would have liked it if the image was bigger - wonder if I can add that to my Christmas wish list??

Monday, October 11, 2010

Jemima Puddleduck Birthday Card

Here's a card I made for a little girls birthday this week. I was searching around and just didnt fancy teddy bears and wanted to do something in pastels, and since I havent used this stamp in absolutely ages, it was ideal.

The design is very basic and simple and not fussy, so it draws attention to the image instead - the Tim Holtz plastic / metal edged ruler has great holes for using the pokey tool - can recommend that!

the image was coloured with twinkling H2O's again and the squares and circles are all layeres, which you cant see very well in the pic (will take a side view next time!) and this design would be good for a baby card too.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween is coming!

.. the last few bits to share today, halloween treat bags and Halloween card we made at the workshop yesterday..

The treat bags are from an idea I saw on Stamp TV and altered a bit to suit the halloween theme, like adding handles with spiders punched out of the corners, and to keep the treats inside secure, added a ribbon which is tied around the handles.

The card is an A5 one which orange border was punched with a Martha Stewart punch, and the mummy image is a Magnolia Stamp called Mummy Edwin, coloured in with Twinkling H2O's, as are the windows in the scary house.

The scary house was made by embossing a white piece of card with a cuttlebug folder and then brayering the whole thing with black memento ink and a brayer several times, and the nice thing about memento, is its not too dark and covers well and dries very quickly.

Added a BOO! message from cuttlebug die, and bats from quickutz die, both cut from funky foam.

here is a closeup of the card:

Joanna Sheen Victorian Christmas

The image and backing paper found on the Joanna Sheen Victorian Christmas CD I bought ages ago, are what I used for this card. The ribbon is double faced, gold edged satin and makes it look luxurious, something the Victorians would have liked I am sure! The image is the same size, cut in three layers and decoupaged.

The punching was made with a Fiskars holly border punch, and the snowflake is from a Martha Stewart punch, to which I added a deep red gem to finish.
The backing paper which I cut to make a border, was inked in deep green chalk inks before glueing to the gold border down the left hand side.

Autumn Cards

A couple of new makes to share with you, and we also made these yesterday at the workshop. Yesterday was a great day, we had loads of fun and a warm welcome for our new crafters, I think you girls thought we were a mad bunch, must have been something in the air yesterday.

So there was lots of nattering and at one point my cheeks ached from laughing, and we still did really well having finished all 6 projects without rushing for the door (this normally happens cos there is never enough time in the day is there when you're crafting?!) So thanks ladies, you worked really hard and am impressed at how easily all the treat bags came together.

I will post those separately when I can get a decent picture, but in the meantime, here are the last of this years' autumn cards.

The first is a just rite stamps sunflower card in black, white and dark cream / mustard yellow colours and the sunflower is stamped three times and layered, removing petals each time another layer is added. The embossing was done using two different cuttlebug folders, and the punch is a fiskars one called apron lace.

Finally added some dew drops coloured with alcohol inks and made with a glue gun.

The second card is one using a house mouse stamp called Autumn Cruise. I fell in love with this stamp when I saw it its sooo cute. We learned a new technique with nestabilities with this one, by using only part of the nestability die in the bug, you can create your own shapes or borders - for this one we used labels four, the largest die and only die cut the ends of the rectangle shaped layers in dark cream, dark red and ivory.

The sentiment is computer generated and the leaves are die cut from cuttlebug leaves cutting dies and then embossed with a cuttlebug folder, the same folder used on the sunflower card. The papers are from Bearly Mine Designs, the set is called Just Plaid and can be purchased HERE.

Will pop back later with the other Christmas card we made and the Halloween ones.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Meslyn DT Challenge #9

Well Christmas is certainly on the way by the look of this month's challenge!! Please hop over and take part in this month's Meslyn Challenge which is Glitzy Glittered Christmas, and the bonus is a £10 voucher to spend for the winner - I think that is just a fabulous prize from Carolyn, and there's plenty of time to enter too!!

I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with and here is my DT contribution, a box.

Everything was in the monthly goodie bag with the exception of the ribbon and punch used to make the snowflaked and border, lots and lots and lots of glitter!

Lots of layering, ribbons and punching, and the holly die cuts added to the top make it a really handy gift box for little gifts. If anyone wants a tutorial for the box, let me know and I will make another and post it on the blog, but for now the measurements (before punching the border on the lid) are 5'' square, scored on all 4 sides at 1'' in from the side, thus making the box 3'' square when glued together.
The glitter card is nice and sturdy for this type of project ,and I added the gold snowflakes to fix the ribbon, although the rough texture of the glittered card will hold it in place well.

Here's a closeup, sorry the pics were taken the other evening, so lighting not the best, but I guess everyone gets the general idea..

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Di's Digi Downloads DT news

...so I have some exciting news to share - Dianne Carubia has invited me to join her Design Team. I love the images Di creates, andt Di allows us to use them in our workshops. The images are normally available to buy as digi images for $2 which is very reasonable, and some are so popular that they are being converted to stamps, so you can imagine that the images are fabulous!!

You can purchase Di's images here and also see a list of all the digi images on Di's other blog here. Di is also offering candy on the blog so please pop by and have a nosey round - I am sure you will love what you see!!

The punching on this card is a fiskars snow bubble corner border punch - I know I have said this before, but have to say again they are really easy to use - cut your paper in inch increments and punch away, all the way around, or part the way around.
The image is coloured with twinkling H2O's and texture added by using stickles and liquid applique (gooey stuff in a pen type thing which you hear with a heart gun and it puffs up (a must for christmas cards).

another Di's card coming up in next day or so, with a halloween / autumn flavour..