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Friday, 17 November 2017

Hero Arts Birthday

Hi everyone, over at Diecut Divas this month we talking about being thankful with this months sponsor A2zScrapbooking. I decided to to utulize a brand new Hero Arts stamp set, not being thankful but celebrating a birthday. Here is my project. 
Diecut Divas, A2zscrapbooking, Hero Arts, Gina K Designs
Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: Creative purple and white card stock and Quill purple card stock.
Papers: Gina K Designs Sending Love pattern paper pack.
Stamps: Hero Arts Birthday Cake Layering.
Ink: Versamark ink, Allison Ellison fine white embossing powder, Hero Arts clear embossing powder.
Dies: Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle.
Other: White satin ribbon from stash, Kaisercraft purple gems.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Thanks for Diecut Divas

Its time for a brand new challenge over at Diecut Divas. With November comes Thanksgiving Day so this month we are talking about all things thankful, including what your thankful for as well as thank you cards. We also have a brand new sponsor this month: A2Zscrapbooking, how stock a great range of Hero Arts digital stamps which is what I used in my project.
Like most card makers I like to make cards for the individual person and individual purpose but its always nice to have some cards in your stash to use. With this in mind I have taken advantage of using a digital stamp and created a set of Thank you cards. These came in handy for Teachers Appreciation day for both of my kids to give to their teachers.
Diecut Divas, Hero Arts Sunshine Flowers

Diecut Divas, Hero Arts Sunshine Flowers

Diecut Divas, Hero Arts Sunshine Flowers

Diecut Divas, Hero Arts Sunshine Flowers

Diecut Divas, Hero Arts Sunshine Flowers
Card Tip:
To easily create this set of cards, I have used a simple card layout, lovely bright colours and the addition of the beads in the centre add an interesting aspect of texture. 

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: White card bases 4 3/4"x 6", Quill red and purple card stock, Creative blue card stock, Kassazz sunshine card stock.
Dies: Simon Says Stamps stitched rectangles.
Other: Assorted beads.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Car Birthday Card

Hello everyone, I have another masculine inspired project for you today. I have created a scene with a die set I purchased recently, and here it is:
Die-cutting Essential Magazine

The die set was a free gift with Die-cutting Essentials Magazine

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: Kassazz ocean A5 card base, Creative textured white card stock, assorted quill card stock.
Ink: Memento tuxedo black ink, Distress Ink in bundled sage, tumbled glass, hickory smoke for the background. 
Dies:Die Set, Spellbinders label 8, mega ovals large.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Masculine Make at Diecut Divas

Hello everyone,
We are all getting in touch with our masculine side over at Diecut Divas and when my son wanted a bookmark with a certain wizard I thought it was a perfect fit for this challenge. Here is my project:
Diecut Diva, Tiddly Inks Wizard 2


Card Tip:
For durability I have laminated this project but if you don't have one, you could leave it off.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: Quill blue cardstock.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E13
               Hair: E49+E47+E44+E41
               Jacket: W9+W7+W5+W3
               Pants: B39+B37+B29
               Shoes: C9+C7+C5
               Scarf: YR18+YR04, R24+R27
Dies: Mpress Curved Rectangle.
Other:Gloss Accents for the glasses, red ribbon from stash.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

September New Release at Morgans ArtWorld

You saw right - its new release time over at Morgans ArtWorld. This month we are getting in touch with our animal instincts with this two images that will suit any card occasion.



Here is my project using those gorgeous Pandas.

Morgans ArtWorld September New Release, Morgan Fitzsimons Wild 2

Card Tip:
I usually use Distress Inks for making grass and sky backgrounds behind my copic coloured images. Unfortunately I found out the hard way this wasn't going to work with this image, I kept getting green ink on those gorgeous white heads. So I still used my circle die as a template but I used my copic markers to create the backgrounds. I still got my softness but with added control.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: Creative white card stock for 5" square card base, Quill black card stock.
Papers: Gina K Designs Made With Love paper pack.
Stamps: Morgans ArtWorld Wild 2, Happy Birthday sentiment from free stamp set from Simply Cards magazine.
Ink: Versamark ink, Alison Ellis fine white embossing powder.
Markers:
               Panda: C5+C7+C9, C0+C1 
               Plants: G07+G14+YG63, G21 
               Sky:BG000+BG02
Dies: Spellbinders standard circles large, standard scalloped circle large.
Other: White spotted black ribbon from stash.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Thinking of You at Morgans ArtWorld

It's time for a brand new Anything Goes challenge over at Morgans ArtWorld. This fortnightly I have used one of Morgan's gorgeous flower images and created a whole cluster of them. Here is my project:
Morgans ArtWorld, Morgan Fitzsimons Flower 6

Card Tip:
The secret to my success with this project was printing the digital image several times but different sizes to create variety.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: Creative textured white card stock for 6" square card base, Quill black card stock.
Markers: Roses: V12+V15+V17 
Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs thinking of you.
Embossing Folder: free embossing folder from Australian Simply Cards Magazine.
Other: Tonic ticket and tag corner punch, wink of stella clear glitter pen, Kaisercraft purple gems, Francheville clear gems. Nuvo Crystal Drops in antique rose.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Fathers Day at Diecut Divas

September brings a whole new challenge to Diecut Divas this month and we are celebrating all things masculine.
This weekend in Australia is Father's Day so I took this opportunity to create a Father's Day card, here is my project:



Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: AC Cardstock black card stock, Gina K Designs cherry red card stock.
Papers: Kaisercraft hanami garden paper pad.
Stamps: Saturated Canary dad2014.
Markers:
               Boy Skin: E000+E00+E11+E13 
               Boy Hair: E31+E33+E35+E37+E23
               Boy Top: G07
               Boy Hats: R35+R37+R39, B34, B21
               Girl Skin: E000+E00+E11+E13
               Girl Hair: E31+E33+E35+E37+E23
               Girl Hair Ribbon: R35+R37+R39
               Girl Shirt: G07
Dies: Spellbinders Label 9, Spellbinders lace hearts, Papertrey Ink modern alphabet die uppers.
Other: Glossy Accents, Kaisercraft red gems.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Neutral Birthday at Diecut Divas

This month at Diecut Divas we are showcasing Elizabeth Craft Designs, I have created a birthday card using neutral tones and an accordion dies. Here is what I created.





Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: AC Cardstock ivoy and kraft card stock.
Papers: Kaisercraft blae and ivy paperpad.
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, Versamark ink, Alison Ellis fine white embossing powder.
Dies:Elizabeth Crafts Design bird day party die, Elizabeth Crafts Design accordion rectangle pop up die, Elizabeth Crafts Design happy birthday.
Other: Francheville pearls.

Father's Day at Morgans ArtWorld

Its time for a new anything goes challenge over at Morgans ArtWorld and with Father's Day just around the corner I thought I would take advantage of Morgan's image of a fisherman for this project. Here is what I created.
Morgans ArtWorld, Morgan Fitzsimons Sports 9
Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: 4 1/4" x 5 3/4" kraft card base.
Stamps:Morgans ArtWorld Sports 9, Papertrey Ink fillable frame #4.
Ink: Memento tuxedo black ink.
Markers:
               Skin: E00
               Hair: E23
               Top:G09
               Pants: YR00+E55
               Hat: R39 
               Water: B91
               Trees: G99
               Sky: BG000
              Deck: E39+ E35+E41
              Fishing Line: E59
Dies: Spellbinders mega oval large.
Other: Francheville pearls, We R Memory corner chomper.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Morgans ArtWorld Birthday

its a brand new Anything Goes challenge over on Morgans ArtWorld challenge blog. I thought the August new release image would be perfect for a birthday card for my Nan. This is what I came up with.
Morgans ArtWorld, Garden 54
Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: Quill cream card base and card stock.
Papers: Gina K Designs made with love pattern paper pack.
Stamps: Morgans ArtWorld Garden 54, Magazine free stamp set.
Ink: Memento Cottage Ivy.
Markers:
               Flower: Y13+Y15+Y17, YR04+YR02
               Leaves: G17+G07+G05
               Bucket: C3+C5+C7+C9
Dies: Simons Says Stamps stitched rectangles, Poppy Crafts nested stitched oval.
Other: Kaisercraft green organza ribbon, Kaisercraft green gems.

Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Cake

This month over at Diecut Divas its Anything Goes and I have been lucky enough to be playing with Bird day Party clear stamp from our sponsor this month Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Here is the project I have created.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: white 6"x 6" card base, Creative pink card stock.
Papers: pattern paper from stash.
Ink: Versamark ink, Alison Ellis fine white embossing powder, Distress ink pickled raspberry.
Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs bird day party coordinating die, Couture Creations scalloped circles small, Couture Creations scalloped rectangles.
Other: White ribbon from stash.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Holiday Nymph

Over at Diecut Divas this month it is all about Christmas in July and for alot of people Christmas means an annual holiday with their families - so with this in mind I have created a holiday card using another cute Stampworkz Toread Nymph available at Frantic Stampers.

Diecut Divas, Stampworkz Toread Comge

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: white 4 3/4"x7 3/4" white card base, creative blue card stock.
Papers: Patterned paper from stash (previous christmas magazine kit)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black ink, Versamark ink, Alison Ellis fine white embossing powder.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E13, R20
               Hair: E21+E23+E25+E29
               Dress: BG000+B02+B05, 
               Hair Ties: B02+B05 
Dies: Poppy Crafts rectangle frame.
Other: Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, blue glitter ribbon from stash, Neat & Tangled mermaid tail sequin mix.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Christmas Nymph.

Hi Everyone, 
over at Diecut Divas this month the theme is Christmas in July, and with a fantastic sponsor like Frantic Stamper the options are endless. This month I wanted to create some Christmas cards with non traditional images as such, and I had fallen in love with these Nymphs so definitely wanted to use them. Here is my project:
Diecut Divas, Frantic Stampers, Stampwork Toreads

Card Tip:
This project shows you that you don't always need a traditional Christmas image for a Christmas card, start looking at all your images as possibilities.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: white card base, Creative red card stock, Bazzill gold glitter card stock.
Papers: Kaisercraft mint twist paper pad.
Ink: Memento tuxedo black ink.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E21+E11+E13, R20
               Hair: E31+E33+E35
               Dress: R37+R39+R59
               Wreath: Gold and Silver gel pen.
Dies: Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangles, Elizabeth Craft Designs merry christmas.
Other: Kaisercraft red gems, nail art gems.


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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Summer Fun at Diecut Divas

Its all about Summer fun over at Diecut Divas and with Bugaboo Stamps as the sponsor the hard decision is choosing which image to use. Here is my project
Diecut Divas, Bugaboo Stamps JJ Beach

Card Tip:
With this image, I didn't have a die that was big enough, but it was easy enough to extend the die down to fit.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: white 5"x7" white card base, Creative yellow and blue card stock.
Papers: pattern paper from stash.
Ink: Distress Ink tumbled glass and scattered straw for background.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E21+E04, R20, E04+RV23
               Hair: E21+E23+E25+E29
               Top: R59+R39
               Skirt: RV02+RV04+RV06+RV09
               Shoes: R59+R39
               Glasses: C01+C03+C05+C07+C09 
               Chair: YG03+YG06+YG09
               Drinks: R27+Y06
Dies: Simons Says Stamps stitched rectangles, Cottage Cutz best wishes.
Other: Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, Glossy Accents, blue enamel dots.
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Friday, 2 June 2017

Anything Goes at Morgans ArtWorld

Its time for another Anything Goes fortnightly challenge over at Morgans ArtWorld and here is my inspiration project.
Morgans ArtWorld, Morgan Fitzsimons Fae 1

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: 6"x 6" AC Cardstock white and purple card stock. 
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E13, R20, B02, RV32,RV23
               Hair: E21+E25+E29
               Dress: BG01+BG02+BG05+BG07
               Stockings: BG07 
               Wings: V17, C3+C5 
               Flowers: RV34+RV32
               Grass: G21+G94+G99
Other: Purple ribbon from stash, Flowers from stash, accents coloured with Sakura star dust gel pen, Kindy Glitz crystalina.


Challenge List:






Thursday, 25 May 2017

Flowers for Diecut Divas

I have another May flowers inspiration project highlighting Janes Doodles for Diecut Divas. Its pretty gloomy here at moment with Winter so I wanted to keep it nice and bright, this is what I came up with.

Diecut Divas, Janes Doodle Doodle bloom
Card Tip:
A great way to highlight an image is to use a frame created from die cuts, it also adds a bit of interest if you have the frame going off the page.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: white card base, Quill purple card stock.
Markers:
               Flower 1: V25, V17, V04, RV23+RV63+RV34
               Flower 2: BG07+BG05+BG02
               Leaves: YG03+G14+YG23
Dies: Simon Says Stamps stitched rectangles, Poppy Crafts nested stitched circle, Whimsy Stamps Birthday Sentimentables.
Other: Enamel dots in pink, yellow.


Challenge List:






Thursday, 18 May 2017

Mothers Day Tulips

This month over at Diecut Divas we are talking about May Flowers (trees, grass, and plants all count too) with the amazing sponsor Janes Doodles. Here is my inspiration project.

Diecut Divas, Janes Doodle Tulip

Card Tip:
Digital Stamps are just like rubber stamps, you have the ability to multi stamp the image in a row like this, instead of using ink, you use a word program to copy and paste them. It is easier to use a PNG file vs JPG file as they have a transparent background but you do need to play with the text wrapping setting for this to work.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: White card base, Creative pink card stock, Bazzil glitter purple card stock.
Stamps:Janes Doodles Tulips, Kaisercraft occasions mini stamps. 
Ink: Memento tuxedo black ink.
Dies: Lil Inkers Designs bow die-small, Cheryl Lynn alison ribbons.
Other: Kaisercraft pink and purple gems.


Challenge List:






Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Fairy Loveliness at Diecut Divas

Its inspiration time over at Diecut Divas and this month we wont to see all your birthday cards, super easy right. Here is my project:

Diecut Divas, Fabrika Fantasy Autumn Fairy

Diecut Divas, Fabrika Fantasy Autumn Fairy

Card Tip:
I have a friend of mine who's birthday is coming up but is also going through a hard time at the moment so I wanted to convey two things with this card, solution - have your sentiment start on the front and continue on into the inside; this way you can say twice as much.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: white 5"x6 1/2" card base. Creative pink and white card stock.
Stamps: Fabrika Fantasy autumn fairy, internal sentiment created on a computer.
Ink: Memento desert sand used in background.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E13+R30, E04+RV32, B02
               Hair: E31+E33+E35+E37
               Top: BG02+BG05+BG07+BG01
               Leaves: G14+YG23
               Flowers: RV32+RV34+R83, Y21+Y15
               Berries: R39 Acorns: E39+E33 
               Bird: B32+B34
               Squirrel:E28+E25
Dies: Spellbinders label 28, Elizabeth Crafts thinking of you.
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug swiss dots, Darice flower frenzy background, Kaszazz scrollwork.
Other: Kaisercraft grosgrain ribbon.


Challenge List:






Monday, 10 April 2017

Morgans ArtWorld New Release

Its new release time over at Morgans ArtWorld and this month we are channelling the little girls in our lives. These two Kitten Queen fairies are perfect from the happy birthdays to the "just saying hello" cards for any little girl to enjoy. These images are available now in the shop.
Here is my project:
Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: white cardbase 4 3/4" x 6", francheville white textured card stock, Quill pink and purple card stock.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E13,R30, E04+RV32
               Hair: E49+E59+E25+E43
               Top: R85+R83+R81
               Skirt: R85+RV34+RV32
               Shoes: W9+W7+W5+W3
               Wings: V25+V17+V04, BG07+BG05+BG02
Dies: Spellbinders A2 scalloped borders 3, Creative Cuts With Love.
Other: Kaisercraft gems in pink and purple, wink of stella clear glitter pen, Kindyglitz crystalina.


Challenge List:






Saturday, 8 April 2017

Morgans ArtWorld Anything Goes

You heard right people, after the great response we had last fortnight, at Morgans ArtWorld we have decided that every challenge will be Anything Goes, any image any project will be welcome and here is my project:
I wanted to highlight the pose of the image of this card so I decided on a funny sentiment on the inside.


Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: white  4 3/4"x5 3/4" base. Fancheville black cardstock.
Papers: Graphic 45 french country.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E13+R30, BG02
               Hair: E71+E44+E57+E49
               Vest: G94+G99+YG67
               Top:YG03+YG06+YG63
               Kilt: G17+G07+G05
               Shoes: W9+W7+W5+W3
               Shadow: C9+C3+colourless blender
Dies: Spellbinders label 28.
Other: Lace sticker edge from stash, Kassazz antique gold embellishment kit.


Challenge List:






Saturday, 1 April 2017

A New Month and a New Theme over at Diecut Divas

Well here we are the 1st of Month again, and you know what that means, a whole challenge over at Diecut Divas. This month I got to choose the theme and I thought it was only appropriate to pick Birthdays - since this is my birthday month as well. For my inspiration project I decided to use one of FabrikaFantasy's pre-coloured images, and here it is:
Diecut Divas, FabrikaFantasy mightly wizard
Card Tip:
I have done partial diecuting on this image, leaving his wand out. To be perfectly honest; I have tried following tutorials on line and they never seem to work, this is how I did this:
1. Chose my die and stuck it down to my cardstock with painters tape.
2. place my C plate (I'm using a Cuttlebug) so that it stops just under the wand, die cut.
3. place the C plate so it covers just above the wand.
4. This should essentially leave you with a small area on both sides that still need to be cut, on the left hand side I took my scissors and very carefully continued the line, on the right side I carefully fussy cut the wand down to the die cut line.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: Kassazz pomegranate standard card base, Francheville white and black card stock.
Papers: Patterned paper from stash.
Stamps: FabrikaFantasy Mightly Wizard, sentiment created in Word.
Dies: Mpress covex square, mount created with Brother Scan and Cut, Mpress curved rectangle.
Other: Francheville gems, red bakers twine from stash, wink of stella clear glitter pen.


Challenge List: