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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Merry Christmas with little boy.

I would love to say that I have started my Christmas Cards early but really that isn't true "sigh". This months Outlawz progressive image was this cutie from Gerder Steiner Designs
Now to be honest, I don't send out Halloween cards or Fall cards so I thought what am I going to do with this image?
Then I had the thought, What if he wasn't carrying pumpkins but presents?
so this is what I created.
Card Tip:
Please remember that you are not allowed to change the lines of a image without the artist's permission. In this case I didn't change the image, I fussy cut it and added the presents over the top of the pumpkins.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: standard white card base, Quill red card stock.
Stamps: Gerda Steiner Designs a big load kid with the pumpkin hand cart, Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet rsp my Christmas stamps.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11
               Hair: E23+E25
               Hat & Scarf: B23+YG09
               Boots: E55+E57+E59 
               Pants: B37 
               Gloves: B23 
               Coat: R24+R35+R37
               Tyres & Handle: C7
               Wagon: E31+E23+E25
Dies: Simon Says Stamps stitched rectangle, couture creations candy stripe embossing folder.
Other: Crystal Ice ice stickles, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, gold ribbon for bow, gold sentiment sticker.

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Goodbye to October from Diecut Divas

We are at the end of another monthly challenge over at Diecut Divas so this is my final shaped card inspiration project featuring our fantastic sponsors Morgans ArtWorld and One Happy Cut.
 Diecut Divas, Morgans ArtWorld Stardust Fantasy Fairy.

Diecut Divas, Morgans ArtWorld Stardust Fantasy Fairy.

Diecut Divas, Morgans ArtWorld Stardust Fantasy Fairy.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Francheville craft, aqua, pink card stock.
Papers: DCWV blossoms and butterflies.
Stamps: Morgans ArtWorld Stardust Fantasy Fairy.
Markers: Unfortunately I coloured this image a while ago and have no record of the markers I used.
Dies: Digital Delights card shapes 1, couture creations scalloped circles, Elizabeth Crafts happy birthday, Impression Obsession bunch of blooms.
Other: Pink felt under the die cut words, pearls, white grosgrain ribbon.


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Friday, 23 October 2015

Halloween at Morgans ArtWorld

Well its that time again over at Morgans ArtWorld, new challenge time. This fortnight we are appealing to the masses with a theme of Halloween. Morgan has a great array of Halloween images, I have used Halloween 8.

Here is the inside of the card.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: white card base 5"x5 3/4", Quill purple card stock.
Papers: Graphic 45 french country.
Stamps: Morgans ArtWorld Halloween 8
Markers:
               Skin: E000+Y21+E50, Lips: E04, Eyes: BG05
               Hair: V01+V12+V15+V17+V04
               Dress: BG000+BG01+BG02
               Gloves: C1+C3, Nails: navy blue pencil.
               Frog: YG03+YG06 
               Leaves: YR04+R22+R27 
               Dragonfly: R37+R39
               Tree/Branch: Bic Markers tikki hut tan, adobe 
               adobe orange, woodsy brown. 
Dies: Spellbinders label 28, Brother Scan and Cut for the mat, poinsettia
Other: Kaisercraft purple gems.


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Thursday, 15 October 2015

Flower Inspiration for Diecut Divas

Well here is another shaped card for Diecut Divas using our sponsors for this month Morgan's ArtWorld and One Happy Cut. Here is my project:


Diecut Divas, Morgans ArtWorld Garden 9


Card Tip:

To create this card, fold your card base, place your die on the folded card base, align your die so the top of the die is outside the fold, stick it in place (I use painters tape, no tac tape that comes off easier) run through your diecut machine. Once finished, you should have a card base that is the shape of the die but still has the fold in place.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: white card stock base, Quill black card stock.
Stamps: Morgans ArtWorld Garden 9, sentiment created and printed on the computer.
Dies: Spellbinders Label 8, Cheryl Lynn's alison ribbons, Lil Inkers bow die-mini.
Other: Coloured by Faber-Castell classic coloured pencils, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, assorted coloured gems.


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Thursday, 8 October 2015

Guest Designing for Craft Rocket Challenges.

I had the privilege to be asked to be the Guest Designer for the very first challenge at Craft Rocket Challenge Blog. The theme for this challenge is pink in honor of breast cancer awareness. At the same time my mum requested a card for her twin sisters that were turning 60, she was also giving them a gift card each, so I wanted to incorporate that into my project. This is what I came up with:





Card Tip:

To create this card base I used a 12"x 12" card stock. I then cut out a square of 3"x 3" square from each corner leaving this shape.
Then add score / fold lines to all inner areas, the top and bottom section fold in first, then the side sections fold in.
You then add pattern paper or card stock panels, all fold able sections measure 3" x  6".
To create the gift card pocket, I die cut the shape then cut it down to the width of 2".

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Francheville cream cardstock for the base, Quill pink and pale pink card stock.
Papers:
Stamps: Aurora Wings Lotus Sprite Big Eyes.

Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+R20
               Lips: E04+RV23  
               Eyes: BG02+BG05
               Hair: E21+E25+E23+E29 
               Flowers: R81+R83+R85, RV04+R85+RV09,  
                                RV02+RV04+RV06+RV09, Y17      
               Stems: G17+G09 
               Background: R81
Dies: Lil Inker Designs bow-mini, Spellbinders label 8, Creative Dies corner die.
Other: Pink ribbon from stash, Kaisercraft pearls.


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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Art by Miran September Progressive

This month's progressive challenge at the Art by Miran Facebook group is this lovely image called Flower Diva Adonica. I was then inspired by the Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge, put them together and this is what you get:


Art by Miran Flower Diva Adonica

Card Tip:

Stickles is a great way to add texture to an image, I have used it here on her shrug, which gives the idea of fur as well as sparkle.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: white card base 5"x6", Quill burgundy and white card stock.
Papers: Gina K Designs floral essentials pattern paper.
Stamps: Art by Miran Flower Diva Adonica, Gina K Designs A Year of Flowers for sentiment.
Ink: Versafine black onyx ink.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+R20, E04+RV23, E25+E29
               Hair: E11+E13+E15+E18
               Flowers: R24+R27+R29+R37, V04+V06+V09
               Leaves: YG63+G09 
               Dress: BG02+BG05+BG01+BG000 
Dies: Kaisercraft Nesting Frames, Brother Scan and Cut for the mat.
Other: White organza ribbon from stash, white heart button from stash, white twine from stash, Kaisercraft blue and red gems, Crystal Ice Ice Stickles, Dimensional Magic, flowers from stash.


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Saturday, 3 October 2015

Inspiration for Diecut Divas

Well its a brand new challenge over at Diecut Divas and this month we are talking about Shaped Cards, so get out your templates and dies and create those different shaped cards. Here is my first project for the month.

Diecut Divas, Morgans ArtWorld Cameo 13

Card Tip:

I used my Brother Scan and Cut to create this card easily. Using the Digital Delights Shaped Card Set 1, using the included card inserts I was able to cut out my focal image, I then resized the card base image and the insert again for my matting, without making a mistake or wasting card stock.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Francheville brown card stock for the base and orange card stock.
Stamps: Morgans ArtWorld Cameo 13, Card Stamping Magazine free gift for sentiment.
Ink: Versafine onyx black ink.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E04+R20, BG02, E04+RV23
               Hair: E23+E25+E29
               Dress: R35+R37+R59
               Feathers: C1+C3+C5+C7 
               Beads: R37+R24+R27+R59+R29 
Other: Digital Delights card shapes set 1, Gina K Designs red organza ribbon, assorted dots.

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Thursday, 1 October 2015

Guest Designing for Outlawz Challenges

I have been asked to guest design over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenges and this week the theme is anything goes with the optional twist of ATC. What's an ATC, I hear you ask. An ATC  or Artist Trading Card is sized 2.5" x 3.5", and are miniature works of art. They are never sold or bought,they are always traded. So admittedly this is my first set of ATCs I had attempted, so I went with a christmas theme, and this is what I came up with:
Outlawz Twisted Thursday, Stitchy Bear Stamps RSP My Christmas

Outlawz Twisted Thursday, Stitchy Bear Stamps RSP My Christmas

Card Tip:

When picking your images and or pattern paper, remember you are working on a smaller area than a card so pick patterns and images to suit. For further information regarding ATCs and / or swaps head over to ATCs For All.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Quill cream card stock.
Papers: DigiColors Christmas Stars digital papers, KlouiseDigiArt digital paper,Doodlebug Designs Santa Express,
Markers:
               Trees: YGO3+YGO6+YG09             
               Presents: B000+B02+B05, V04+V06+V09, 
                                G02,G05+G09, RV04+RV06+RV09
                                YR02+YR04+YR06, Y13+Y15+Y17
Dies: Couture Creations scalloped rectangles, Brother Scan n Cut for fussy cutting the images.
Other: Silver christmas stickers, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.



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