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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Kitten's Birthday at Diecut Divas

We are still talking about Animals over at Diecut Divas this month so here is some more inspiration using a gorgeous image from Di's Digistamps, this months sponsor.
Diecut Divas, Di Digistamps a puurfect day

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:Francheville pink and purple card stock. Kassazz A5 card base in grape.
Stamps: Di's Digistamps a purrfect day, Papertrey ink fillable frame #4.
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress Ink spun sugar for background.
Markers:
               Kitten #1 Fur: C01+C03+C05+C07
               Kitten #2 Fur: YR02+YR04+YR07
               Crowns: Y13+Y15+Y17
               Present: BG01+BG02+BG05, RV32+RV34
               Balloon: V12+V15+V17
Dies: Simon Says Stamps stitched rectangles, Poppy Crafts nested stitched ovals.
Other: Purple ribbon from stash, Kaisercraft purple and pink gems.


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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Bunny Cuteness at Diecut Divas

Over at Diecut Diva this month it is all about the love of animals. With our sponsor this month being Di's Digi Stamps - there is an abundance of animals stamps to get your creative juices flowing, here is what I came up with:

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: white 4 3/4" x 6" card base, Francheville pink and white card stock.
Papers: Gina K Designs floral essentials pattern paper.
Ink: Distress Ink in tea dye for background.
Markers:
               Rabbit Fur: W01+W03+W05+W07, R30
               Bow: RV32+RV34 
               Present 1: V12+V15+V17, B02+B05
               Present 2: R83+R85
               Carrot: YR02+YR04+YR07, YG09+G14
Dies: Elizabeth Crafts happy birthday, Kaisercraft nesting        labels.
Other: Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, self adhesive ribbon from stash.


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Friday, 10 March 2017

Sentiment Time at Morgans ArtWorld

Its time for a new challenge over at Morgans ArtWorld and its an easy one - Add a Sentiments, anytime, any occasion, any sentiment at all.
Here is my project
Morgans ArtWorld, Crafts and me Lady Phoebe

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: 4.25"x 7" white card base, Kassazz butterscotch card stock.
Papers: Cristina Re pattern paper.
Ink: Memento desert sand for the background.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E13+R30, E04+RV32
               Hair: E13+E15+E18
               Top and Glove: B37+B26+B45
               Bow: R59+R39+R37 
               Fur: B91+C0+colourless blender 
               Flowers: R22+R24, RV32+R83+R85+RV34
               Leaves: G14+G07
Dies: Oval cut with a Brother Scan and Cut, Spellbinders double ended tags, Cottage Cutz best wishes.
Other: Lace.


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Saturday, 25 February 2017

Christmas has Come Early at Diecut Divas

This month we are wanting either red or pink or your card over at Diecut Divas and today I am doing another set of multiple cards to show the flexibility of digital kits. This time I thought I would get a jump on my Christmas Cards. I post out atleast 50 christmas cards and I like to keep them to 1 layer to keep the postage costs down. This is what I created:
 






Card Tip:
With all of these cards I used a Versamark pen and different brand embossing powders over the top, some brands performed better than others (Ranger was the best). It was was impossible to get the lines exactly the same thickness so I did the original printing in grey so that it wouldn't show throw.  I also found that it was really important to use your anti static tool (mine is the one with the powder not the pillow) this made the embossing lines cleaner especially with the sentiment. I decided to stick these panels straight to the card so the warping from the heat tool didn't matter but if you wanted some height I would suggest a piece of foam behind to help keep your card stock straight.
Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: white card base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", assorted Quill coloured card stock.
Stamps: Hero Arts Christmas Swirls Digital Kit, Free Christmas kit from Australian Simply Cards mag for sentiments.
Ink: Versamark ink pen, Judkins metallic silver, Rangers platinum embossing powder.
Dies: Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangles.
Other: Assorted gems and pearls from my stash.


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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Kids Birthday Cards At Diecut Divas

Over at Diecut Divas this month we thought we would help out with all the valentine and love cards by having a theme of add red or pink to your project. I thought this would be a great opportunity to create some simple kids birthday cards to have on hand with all the last minute birthday invites my two school age children seem to receive. This is what I created:




Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: standard white card base, Quill card stock in blue, red, pink.
Ink: Versamark pen, clear embossing powder, Simon Says Stamp doll pink, Memento love letters, Distress Ink chipped sapphire for edging.
Dies: Kaisercraft nested labels, Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder.
Other: Assorted coloured bakers twine, assorted coloured buttons.


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Saturday, 11 February 2017

Add Flowers at Morgans ArtWorld

Its time for a new fortnightly challenge over at Morgans ArtWorld and this fortnight we are all adding flowers. Here is my project:
Morgans ArtWorld, Morgan Fitzsimons Fae 28
Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: white card base, Quill black card stock.
Papers: pattern paper from stash (magazine freebie)
Stamps: Morgan ArtWorld Fae 28, Sincere Sentiments.
Ink: Versamark ink, Alison Ellison white embossing powder.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E13, E04+RV32, BG02
               Hair: E55+E57+E59
               Tattoos: B05
               Dress: YG03+YG06+YG23+G14 
               Wings:V12+V15+V17 
               Flowers: RV34+R83+R85
               Leaves: YG17+YG23+G07
Dies: Kaisercraft nesting frames, Spellbinders double ended tags.
Other: Kindy Glitz crystalina, wink of stella clear glitter pen, sakura stardust clear gel pen, enamel flowers from stash.


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Friday, 10 February 2017

Morgan ArtWorld New Releases

Its New Release time over at Morgans ArtWorld. This month with the inspiration of February and Valentines its all about couples. Here they are:


Both are available in the store here


Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Farewell to January.

Here we are at the end of January all ready, and you know what that means, over at Diecut Divas we do one more project to say thank you to our generous sponsor for the month Sasayaki Glitter, and here it is:
Diecut Divas, Sasayaki Glitter Amy in the Garden

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: white card base, Quill red card stock.
Ink: Distress Ink tumbled glass, bundled sage for the background.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E13+R30
               Hair: E31+E33+E35+E23
               Dress: R81+R83+R85, Y06
               Shoes: Y02+Y06+Y08+R81+R83+R85
               Hair Bow: Y02+Y06+Y08
               Flowers: YR04+YR07, R24+R27, G94
               Post: E55+E37+E71
Dies: Simon Says Stamps stitched rectangles.
Other: flowers and ribbon from stash.

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