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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Party Girl Gwen for Hot August Nights

Here we have the final card for Die cut Divas August Challenge Hot August Nights, and yes I don't know where the month went either. So for this card I had the thought that there would need to be someone sitting around watching all the hot rods and fireworks and here she is.


House of Borowski, Some Odd Girl Party Girl Gwen,Elizabeth Crafts Designs

House of Borowski, Some Odd Girl Party Girl Gwen, Elizabeth Craft Design.

Card Tip:

Don't be afraid to mix your stamp mediums, here Gwen is a traditional stamp and the hot rod was a digital colouring page printed in grey scale.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
White top fold card base from stash, purple card stock from stash.
Stamps:
Some Odd Girl clear stamp Party Girl Gwen, Hot Rod colouring page.
Ink:
Memento london fog.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E21+R20
               Eyes: B21+B23
               Hair:E33+E35+E37+E39
               Dress and Headband: YG03+YG06+YG09
               Frill: YG03+YG06
Dies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs square with circle frame edges.
Other:
Firework stickers, gems in assorted colours.


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Friday, 29 August 2014

Fitztown Banners and Pennants

So are we up for a new challenge? Over at Fitztown the latest challenge is to use a banner or pennants on your project. I took this opportunity to use a Morgan Fae World new release image Mystical Fae 2. Here is what I have created to hopefully inspire you.


House of Borowski, Morgan Fae World, Simon Says Stamps, Kaisercraft.

House of Borowski, Morgan Fae World, Simon Says Stamps, Kaisercraft.

Card Tip:

Small Flowers
Step 1 - punch out 4 to 5 flowers using a mini 15mm flower punch
Try and use card stock or paper that will bend easily.
Step 2 - use a strong liquid glue - I used Tombo mono muli liquid glue and stick each flower on top of each other offset.
Step 3 - once the glue has tried scrunch the top flower into a bud shape. Then fold all the flowers up and around the bud, slowly feather the different layers out until you are happy with the overall look.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: 
Cream Cardstock for 5.5" square card base, blue, purple and pink card stock from stash.
Papers:
Kaisercraft magic happens collection paper pad.
Stamps:
Morgans Fae World Mystical Fae 2, Simon Says Stamps absolutely edge set for sentiment.
Ink:
Hero Arts black die ink for sentiment, Distress Ink spun sugar.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E21+R20+RV32
               Hair: E23+E25+E29
               Dress: B000+B01+B05
               Frill: B000+B01
               Flowers: R81+R83+R85
               Leaves:YG03+YG06
Dies:
Simon Says Stamps little banner die, Spellbinders label 28,
Other:
Tonic duel punch,pearls.

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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Perfectly Rustic Inspiration

Perfectly Rustics brand new challenge today is an inspiration challenge. What I saw was masses of flowers in reds,blues, purples and yellows, so I decided to do a simple one layer card with lots of flowers.
House of Borowski,stampin up flower shop, stampin up pansy punch, Gina K Design a year of flowers,versamark ink, distress inks, white embossing powder, derwent inktense pencils,papertrey ink angled labels die collections

House of Borowski,stampin up flower shop, stampin up pansy punch, Gina K Design a year of flowers,versamark ink, distress inks, white embossing powder, derwent inktense pencils,papertrey ink angled labels die collections

Card Tip:

I was missing the right ink colour in distress inks to get the colour I wanted, so I mixed a light distress ink with a dark memento ink and got the perfect colour. Don't be afraid to mix your inks even if they are different types.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
white card stock for the base (A4 sheet cut in half)
Stamps:
Stampin Up flower shop and matching pansy punch, GinaKDesigns a year of flowers for sentiment, the flowerpot image is from my stash.
Ink:
Versamark ink and white embossing powder,Distress inks tumbled glass,dusty concord,wild honey,aged mahogany, tea dye,vintage photo, Memento paris dusk. The pot and stem and leaves were coloured with Derwent inktense pencils.
Dies:
Papertrey Ink angled labels die collection.
Other:
sequins,thin purple ribbon.


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Christmas at Morgan Fae World

Well its new release time over at Morgan Fae World this week and here is just one of the stunning new Christmas images available. I of course had to turn it into a twisted easel card - my latest obsession.


House of Borowski, christmas scene 2, cuttlebug snowflakes, spellbinders mega ovals, izzix christmas set 3, Lil'Inker Designs bow die-mini, Eclectic Images

House of Borowski, christmas scene 2, cuttlebug snowflakes, spellbinders mega ovals, izzix christmas set 3, Lil'Inker Designs bow die-mini, Eclectic Images

House of Borowski, christmas scene 2, cuttlebug snowflakes, spellbinders mega ovals, izzix christmas set 3, Lil'Inker Designs bow die-mini, Eclectic Images

Card Tip:

If a digital image is too big to colour or put onto a card, don't despair, try and find a break in the image to create a smaller version as I have with a use of a frame.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
DCWR cardstock, Quill A3 green card stock for base and embellishments, Acetate in frame.
Stamps:
Morgan Fae World Christmas Scene 2, Eclectic Images merry christmas.
Ink:
Versamark Ink and embossed with Judikins black detail embossing powder on Sentiment.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E21+R20
               Hair: E23+E27+E29
               Tree: YG03+YG06+G07
               Clothes:R81+R83,R85, V04+V06+V25, BG000+BG01+BG05,C3+C5,B21+B24, R22+R24
- there is a whole stack of BIC markers and other copics used in this image, if you would like to know any in particular give me a hoy.
Dies / Embossing Folders:
Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder, Spellbinders mega ovals large, Sizzix christmas set 3, Lil'Inker Designs bow die-mini
Other:
Sakura Star Dust Pen in various colours for tree ornaments, my memory keepers corner chomper.


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Saturday, 23 August 2014

Morgan Fae World Sale


Just a quick post to let you all know that one of the key contributors to Fitztown Morgan Fitzsimmons is celebrating the new release of some fantastic images by having a sale this weekend over at her etsy store Morgan Fae World.

So go grab yourself a bargain using the below code

25OFF4DAYSALE

Included in this is some amazing Christmas images that the Fitztown Creative Team will be showcasing soon so stay tuned to this space.


Monday, 18 August 2014

Fitztown Wet and Dry Embossing

 Fitztown Challenge Blog
So my team are hosting the latest challenge over at Fitztown called Wet and Dry Embossing and here is what I have created... and yes I am slightly addicted to easel cards at the moment!!!

House of Borowski, Fitztown Kitten Queen 4, spellbinders,cuttlebug swiss dots, divine swirl,amyrstamps

House of Borowski, Fitztown Kitten Queen 4, spellbinders,cuttlebug swiss dots, divine swirl,amyrstamps

House of Borowski, Fitztown Kitten Queen 4, spellbinders,cuttlebug swiss dots, divine swirl,amyrstamps

House of Borowski, Fitztown Kitten Queen 4, spellbinders,cuttlebug swiss dots, divine swirl,amyrstamps

Card Tip:

If you love the look of embossing but don't have a Cuttlebug or Bigshot etc. don't despair, buy the embossing folder anyway, place your card stock in the folder and run a good heavy wooden rolling pin over it several times. It won't be as crisp as these but it will definitely give you a great impression.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
Kasazz ocean A5 card base, grape card stock, acetate.

Stamps:
Fitztown Kitten Queen 4AmyRStamps its your birthday for the sentiment.
Ink:
Memento tuxedo black ink.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E21+R20+RV32
               Hair: E33+E35+E37
               Headband and trim :V04+V15+V25
                Dress:V04+V12+V15
               Flowers: R81+R83+R85,BG34+BG43
               Leaves:G14+YG06
Dies / Embossing Folders.
Spellbinders petite scalloped circles large,standard circles small, petite scalloped ovals large,classic ovals large,Cuttlebug swiss dots and divine swirl embossing folder, Sizzix with Hero Arts stamp and emboss flourish folder set
Other:
flower punch,Fiskars scalloped border punch, small purple gems.

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Friday, 15 August 2014

Mid Month Hot August Night

We are mid way through the Hot August Nights Challenge over at the Die Cut Divas, and no we are still not talking about Neil Diamond. So following on with my theme of Reno at night I created this card, What's a festival without fireworks over head?


House of Borowski, memory box cityscape silhouette, Cuttlebug, allison ellis design, judikins, Gina K Design Stamp, DCWR,

House of Borowski,memory box cityscape silhouette, Cuttlebug, allison ellis design, judikins, Gina K Design Stamp, DCWR,

House of Borowski, memory box cityscape silhouette, Cuttlebug, allison ellis design, judikins, Gina K Design Stamp, DCWR,

House of Borowski,memory box cityscape silhouette, Cuttlebug, allison ellis design, judikins, Gina K Design Stamp, DCWR,


Card Tip:

look to embossing powder to create colour and drama on black or dark coloured card stock.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
black card stock for base (it started out as a A4 sheet) DCWR black card stock for building silhouette inside (this card stock has texture)
Papers:
Creative purple mirror paper, pink glitter paper.
Stamps:
Gina K Designs hello sunshine stamp set.
Ink:
Versamark Ink and Pen(for dots), Allison Ellis Designs embossing powder in rhapsody, purple passion and firecracker spark,Judikins embossing powder in metallic gold.
Dies:
Memory Box cityscape silhouette, Cuttlebug curls and swirls letters.
Other:
I used the Ultimate Pro to create the card base.


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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Perfectly Rustic Masculine

So its a new challenge today over at Perfectly Rustic - Masculine. I find masculine cards challenging; but in a good way - they make me think outside the box when it comes to embellishing as I can't just reach for flowers.

I thought I would get in early and make this one up for father's day for my husband, although this image from Karen's Doodles doesn't exactly represent us (we only have two kids and my daughter is older than my son) I couldn't resist the expression on the father's face.





House of Borowski, Karen Doodles we love you dad, spellbinders standard circles large and small, labels 28,cuttlebug curls and swirls,kaisercraft ribbon

House of Borowski, Karen Doodles we love you dad, spellbinders standard circles large and small, labels 28,cuttlebug curls and swirls,kaisercraft ribbon

House of Borowski, Karen Doodles we love you dad, spellbinders standard circles large and small, labels 28,cuttlebug curls and swirls,kaisercraft ribbon

House of Borowski, Karen Doodles we love you dad, spellbinders standard circles large and small, labels 28,cuttlebug curls and swirls,kaisercraft ribbon

Card Tip:

Twisted Easel Cards look fantastic but are really easy to make - here is the tutorial I followed: Cards 2 Cherish - Twisted Easel Card


Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: 
12x12 Red Card stock from Stash, DCWR red,grey,aqua,maroon card stock.
Papers:
My Minds Eye unforgettable 6"x6"paper pad.
Stamps:
Karen's Doodles we love you dad.
Markers:
               Father
               Skin:E000+E00+E21+E02
               Eyes: B21+B24
               Hair:E55+E57+E59
               Shirt: BG10+BG13+BG15 
               Pants: E55+E33
               Shoes:C1+C3+C5 
               Lady
               Skin:E000+E00+E21+R20 +RV32
               Hair:E33+E35+E37
               Shirt & Headband: V25+V12+V15 
               Pants: B21+B23+B26
               Shoes:E55
               Girl
               Skin:E000+E00+E21+R20+RV32
               Hair:E33+E53+Y21
               Dress & Hair Bows: R81+R83+R85
               Boy
               Skin:E000+E00+E21+E02
               Hair:E33+E35+E37
               Shirt: YG03+YG06+YG09
               Pants: B21+B23+B26
               Socks:C1+C3+colourless blender
               Shoes:C5+B29
               Baby
               Skin:E000+E00+E21+E02
               Hair:E55+E57+E59
               Suit: YG03+YG06 
Dies:
Spellbinders classic oval large and small,classic scalloped oval large, label 28, cuttlebug curls and swirls
Other:
small heart punch, kaisercraft ribbon, buttons,pearls.


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Friday, 8 August 2014

Fitztown Creative Team Post

Yes you saw right, I am now a fully fledged Creative Team Member over at Fitztown and this is my first post in that capacity - I still find it amazing that someone other than my husband thinks my cards are good enough to inspire others, and I am greatly humbled that Fitztown believe I am worthy to join this incredibly skilled group of ladies.

Now that's said lets move on to my card. We are midway through Fitztown's Anything Goes Challenge and so I took this opportunity to create a card for my Nana's birthday. I really wanted Fitztown Garden 7 image to shine but I still wanted to send her something special so I decided on an easel card.


House of Borowski, Fitztown Garden 7, Copics, DCWR, AmyRStamps, Cheryl Lyn Allison Ribbons, Grommet tags, couture creations heart,Lil'Inker Designs bow die-mini


House of Borowski, Fitztown Garden 7, Copics, DCWR, AmyRStamps, Cheryl Lyn Allison Ribbons, Grommet tags, couture creations heart,Lil'Inker Designs bow die-mini

House of Borowski, Fitztown Garden 7, Copics, DCWR, AmyRStamps, Cheryl Lyn Allison Ribbons, Grommet tags, couture creations heart,Lil'Inker Designs bow die-mini

House of Borowski, Fitztown Garden 7, Copics, DCWR, AmyRStamps, Cheryl Lyn Allison Ribbons, Grommet tags, couture creations heart,Lil'Inker Designs bow die-mini

House of Borowski, Fitztown Garden 7, Copics, DCWR, AmyRStamps, Cheryl Lyn Allison Ribbons, Grommet tags, couture creations heart,Lil'Inker Designs bow die-mini

Card Tip:

Here is a diagram as to how to score and fold your easel card. For this easel card I used a standard A5 card base as illustrated below.
A2 easel card tutorial

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
2 standard A5 cream card bases, glitter green card stock from stash.
Papers:
DCWV citrus stack, plain blue paper.
Stamps:
Fitztown Garden 7, AmyRStamps its your birthday for the sentiment.
Ink:
Versafine black onxy ink for sentiment.
Markers:
               Water Can: C1+C3+C5 
               Handle:E33+E35+E37 
               Flowers: R81+R83+R85
                               V04+V06+V09
                               BG10+BG13+BG15
                               Y17+Y21
                               B21+B23
Dies:
Couture Creations Nesting Dies hearts, Lil'Inker Designs bow die-mini, Cherry Lyn Alison Ribbon, Spellbinders grommet tags.
Other:
Tonic tag punch, assorted glitter glue, white pearls.


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Saturday, 2 August 2014

Long Suffering Husband

I am sure like many crafters, I am married to a very understanding man who supports me to no end when it comes to my card making, even more so that it has turned into a slight obsession with my entry into Blog Land.
I also have a confession to make - quite often I am so busy making cards for everyone else that he gets overlooked. So this year I decided I would make him a birthday card (its tomorrow) and when I saw Some Odd Girls Pouting Toby I knew he would be perfect for this.
House of Borowski, HOB, Some Odd girl,MFT Die-namics Flourish, Echo Park.

House of Borowski, HOB, Some Odd girl,MFT Die-namics Flourish, Echo Park.

House of Borowski, HOB, Some Odd girl,MFT Die-namics Flourish, Echo Park.


Card Tip:

Don't forget that you plus your computer equals an unending supply of sentiments, you have only to print them out.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
white 5" x 7" card base, DCWR red card stock.
Papers:
Echo Park that's my boy paper pad, Creative red and blue mirror paper.
Stamps:
Some Odd Girl Pouting Tobie digital stamp. Sentiment printed from computer using Lucinda Calligraphy Font.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E21+E04+colorless blender
               Lips: RV83  
               Eyes: B21+B24
               Hair: E55+E57+E59 
               Hat: YG03+YG06+G14 
               Shirt:B23+B24+B26 
               Pant:E04+E55+E35
               Shoes:C1+C3+C5+B29
Dies:
MFT Die-namics fancy flourish.
Other:
Blue ribbon from stash,blue,green,red and gold sequins.

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