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Friday, 30 January 2015

Diecut Divas Farewell to January

So it is time to say goodbye to another month at Diecut Divas, I know it feels like January only just started and we are saying goodbye.Here is just one more project showing how Elizabeth Craft Dies can be used.


Diecut Divas, Elizabeth Craft Designs


Diecut Divas, Elizabeth Craft Designs

Diecut Divas, Elizabeth Craft Designs, Cuttlebug, QuickKutz

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: A5 Kaszazz Blue card base, white card stock, assorted coloured card stock from stash.
Papers: KlouiseDigiArt Snowflakes and Stars H004 paper.
Dies: Elizabeth Crafts lots of pops pop up die, Cuttlebug Disney celebration cut and emboss, Quickcut Cookie Cutters nesting balloon, Creative Dies happy birthday. Memory Box happy birthday.
Other: Wink of Stella clear gitter pen.

Challenge List:


Outlawz Progressive Challenge

Well thanks to the Outlawz Progressive Challenge for January (yeah I'm running a little bit late for this one) I started on my first Christmas Card for 2015, and we know how much I like to avoid the usual Christmas colours so here is my version in Purple.


Outlawz Progessive Challenge, All Dressed Up

Outlawz Progessive Challenge, All Dressed Up

Card Tip:

Even though this is a christmas card, with different colouring or paper piecing of the focal image and a different sentiment this could easily be a birthday card for a little girl.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: White A5 card base, purple card stock from my stash.
Papers: KlouiseDigiArt snowflakes and stars H005 paper.
Stamps: All Dressed Up little christmas girl, Gina K Designs seasonal labels.

Ink: Versamark ink and white embossing powder.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+R20
               Hair: E23+E25
               Hat: V01+V04+V06
               Dress: V01+V04+V06+V09 
               Stockings: Y21+Blender
               Shoes: E23+E55               
Dies: Mpress curved rectangles.
Other: Ice Stickles in crystal ice, purple ribbon from my stash.


Challenge List:


Monday, 26 January 2015

Hugs and Kisses over at Perfectly Rustics

Its a brand new challenge over at Perfectly Rustics today, and you guessed it, its all about Hugs and Kisses. It can be in your background paper, your sentiment or your focal image or embellishment.Here is my take.


Perfectly Rustic, Sizzix

Card Tip:

Don't forget that your alpha dies can not only be used for custom sentiments, but accents and backgrounds like I have used them here.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Quill cream 5" square card base, Quill cream and black card stock. 
Papers: Bazzill glitter card stock in assorted colours.
Dies: Sizzix twinkle toes alphabet dies.
Other:Heart punch, red sequins, tonic ticket tag duo corner punch, Artlover glitter rub on letters.

Challenge List:


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Another Cute Little Penguin

Here is another little penguin showing you another way to utilise your Elizabeth Craft Designs accordion die.


Diecut Divas, Elizabeth Craft Design

Diecut Divas, Elizabeth Craft Designs

Diecut Divas, Elizabeth Craft Designs


Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Quill white A5 card base, Quill white card stock, Quill black card stock.
Papers: Gina K Designs cold snap patterned paper pack
Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs accordion die, happy birthday,chilly the penguin,props 1, Couture Creations scalloped circles.
Other: Simple Stories cozy christmas enamel dots.

Challenge List:






A Cute Little Penguin

The sponsor over at Diecut Divas this month is Elizabeth Craft Designs, so we are showcasing their dies all this month. You saw previously the according card I had created with her dies, well here are a couple of cute penguins to show you another use for the accordion dies.

Diecut Divas, Elizabeth Craft Designs

Diecut Divas, Elizabeth Craft Designs


 Card Tip:

Here I have used the accordion diecut as a window in my card also to create a cute frame. Try to think outside the box for different uses of your dies.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Quill white A5 card base, Quill white card stock, Bazzill red glitter cardstock.
Papers: Gina K Designs cold snap patterned paper pack
Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs accordion die, happy birthday,chilly the penguin,props 1, Couture Creations scalloped circles.
Other: Silver ribbon from stash, EK Success five petal punch.


Challenge List:






Monday, 12 January 2015

A New Year at Perfectly Rustics

Well it is a brand new year and a brand new challenge over at Perfectly Rustics today with a theme of Animals in any shape or form. I happened to be part of the Kit and Clowder facebook Christmas Card swap and as my card was going international, I thought this christmas Emu was perfect for this and perfect for this challenge.

Perfectly Rustics, Kasazz Edward with Tree

Perfectly Rustics, Kasazz Edward with tree

Perfectly Rustics, Kasazz Edward with Tree

Card Tip:

Your inspiration can come from anywhere, but that is what it is inspiration, that doesn't mean you can't change the idea along the way. The inspiration for this card came from a magazine but I slightly changed it with its dimensions to fit my focal image and I used a die for my bow creating more dimension. 

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Cr8ative blue card stock, Quill cream card stock, focal image is on Ranger watercolour paper.
Papers:Doodlebug santa express paper pad.
Stamps: Kasazz edward with tree, Gina K Designs seasonal sentiments, Eclectic Images wishing you christmas.
Ink: Heroarts black ink,Versamark ink and gold embossing powder, Colorbox gold pigment ink, Derwent inktense pencils.
Dies: Lil'inkers Design bow die - large, Kaisercraft nesting frames, Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder.
Other: Glossy Accents, Ice stickles.


Challenge List:

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Guest Design with a Fitztown

Fitztown are sponsoring the new challenge over at Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog with a theme of Include Some Pink and here is my Guest Design piece.
Glitter N Sparkle,Fitztown Cameo 3, Elizabeth Craft Designs

Glitter N Sparkle,Fitztown Cameo 3, Elizabeth Craft Design

Card Tip:

Try to look at all the options you can use your dies for, I have used a border die to frame my focal image like brackets.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: 5" x 7" white card base, white card stock from stash, pink glitter card stock from stash.
Ink: Versafine black onyx ink, Distress Ink tattered rose.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E04+R20, RV23+RV35, B02
               Hair: E23+E25+E29
               Flowers: RV04, G07
               Dress: RV02+RV04+RV06+RV09      
Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs agatha edges, Spellbinders Nestabilities Mega Ovals, Lil'Inker Designs bow die-mini.
Other: pink felt flower from stash, Kasazz flower.


Challenge List:

Friday, 9 January 2015

Art by Miran GD

I am so super excited - I have been asked to be a guest designer for the Art by Miran Challenge Blog. 
It always blows me away when someone other than my husband thinks my work is good enough to inspire others. Here is my project.

Art by Miran birthday surprise, elizabeth craft designs, spellbinders

Art by Miran birthday surprise, elizabeth craft designs, spellbinders

Card Tip:

When copic colouring, don't be afraid to use different colours together, you never know how it will turn out.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: cream A5 card base, pink and black card stock from stash. 
Papers: patterned paper from stash.
Stamps:Art by Miran Birthday Suprise
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+R20
               Hair: E21+E23+E25
               Scarf & Bow: Y21+Y15+BG02+BG005
               Hair & Shoe Bow: V17+V22+V28
               Skirt:  V28+V17+V15+V12
               Shirt:  V01+V04+V06
               Shoes: E59+E57
               Tights: Y21+colourless blender. 
               Present: R83+RV23+R85
Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs agatha edges, Papertrey Ink modern upper collection alphabet die, modern number die, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 8. 
Other: glossy accents, blue gitter glue, irridescent sequins, purple and yellow flowers, wink of stella clear gitter pen.

Challenge List:







Monday, 5 January 2015

A Brand New Year at Fitztown

With the new year brings a brand new monthly challenge over at the Fitztown Challenge Blog. That's right, Fitztown is moving to a monthly format,with a theme of Anything goes with a twist. This months twist is Use Patterned Paper, and here is my inspiration.

Fitztown, MorganFaeWorld Fairy Fae

Fitztown, MorganFaeWorld Fairy Fae

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: white card base 6"x 6", purple card stock from stash. 
Papers: Kaisercraft magic happens paper pad. 
Stamps: Morgan Fae World Fairy Fae, Gina K Designs year of the flowers for the sentiment. 
Ink: Versamark Ink, Allison Ellison white embossing powder. 
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E04
               Hair:  E53+E55+E57
               Leaves: G14+G07
               Wings: V01+V12+V04
               Flowers: R83+R85
               Dress: BG000+BG01+BG02+BG15 
Dies:MFT Die-namics fancy flourish. 
Other: White ribbon from stash.

Challenge List:

Imagination Crafts Challenges-anything goes 
Dies R Us challenge#17-anything goes with twist, something new, digital image and die

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Anything Goes in January at Diecut Divas

Welcome to 2015 and a brand new challenge over at Diecut Divas, its Anything Goes.


We have an amazing sponsor this month with Elizabeth Craft Designs. Last year they released a whole stack of accordion dies designed by Karen Burniston and we have been lucky enough to have a play. Here is my first project.

Elizabeth Craft Designs, Hero Arts, Spellbinders

Elizabeth Craft Designs, Hero Arts, Spellbinders

Elizabeth Craft Designs, Hero Arts, Spellbinders

Elizabeth Craft Designs, Hero Arts, Spellbinders


Elizabeth Craft Designs, Hero Arts, Spellbinders

Elizabeth Craft Designs, Hero Arts, Spellbinders



Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: white, green and sparkly tan card stock from my stash.
Papers: kaisercraft      6x6 paper pad.
Stamps: Hero Arts Floral Stamp, Gina K Designs seasonal labels for scrolls.
Ink: Versamark ink with Allison Ellison embossing powder in , Wow embossing powder in , Colorbox gold pigment ink, Ranger clear embossing powder, Memento ink in 
Dies: Sizzix matching framelits, Spellbinders Nestabilities standard circles large, couture creations scalloped circles, Elizabeth Craft Designs accordion circle die, happy birthday, square with circle frame edges, Cuttlebug divine swirls.