Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Creative Card Crew - Challenge #67: Christmas

Hi and welcome back to another challenge at Creative Card Cew

This fortnights challenge is Christmas! We personally don't celebrate Christmas in July, but I love the idea of it!

We have one sponsor for this challenge:

Prize: 1 Rubber Stamp
Here is my project; a little Christmas favour gift box
I have used the super-cute Henry Hugging a Christmas Bauble, coloured with Copic markers and fussy-cut. The cardstock and DSP are both Stampin'  Up! (the DSP has since retired and I can't remember what it's called; naughty demo, aren't I?!), I have used Copics to colour some chipboard stars and clear crystals, and topped the stars with Dimensional Magic. I have finished off with some Christmas ribbon and a scalloped-edge border punch.
I am very excited for this challenge, besides the fact that I love Christmas, it is my turn to select this fortnights top 3! I look forward to popping around to each entry and seeing your Christmassy creations :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 28 July 2014

Dreams have wings

Todays card features a number of techniques I learned during a recent stamp camp with one of my favourite stamp designers; Rachel Greig, from Darkroom Door. It was an amazing weekend where I learned so many new skills!

For the background (on the rear panel) I have used Adirondack alcohol inks and colourless blender to create the "tie-dyed" effect on glossy card.

On the front panel I have used the same inks (except I added pink sherbert), but I have used Stampin'  Up! Whisper White cardstock, which is a matte card. I found it so interesting how different the same technique looked on two difference types of cardstock. Over this, I have used Distress Stain Picket Fence inked on to Darkroom Door French Script stamp, and then stamped haphazardly over the cardstock. I finished with a selection of butterflies and a sentiment from the Darkroom Door Wings stamped on with Versafine Onyx.

Both panels are matted on to black Bazzill card.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to pop back later this week, we have a new challenge over at Creative Card Crew, and I will also post pictures of the projects I made at Stamp Camp.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Creative Card Crew Challenge 66 - Sea/Beach

Hi and welcome back to another challenge over at Creative Card Crew! This fortnight our challenge is a Sea/Beach theme. Once again, we have two fab sponsors for the challenge

Prize: $10 gift voucher


Prize:$15 Gift Voucher
Here is my project for the challenge
All products used are my usual suspects :) Copics, X-Press It cardstock, Stampin' Up! cardstock, and Stampin'  Up! DSP (Afternoon Picnic, now retired unfortunately), and some alphas.
Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to stop by and check out your Sea/Beach-inspired projects :)

Sunday, 6 July 2014

ATC catch up

Here is a quick catch up of some ATCs that I have made recently for some swaps.

The theme for this one was Albert Einstein

The theme here was Marilyn Monroe

The theme here was Jamie Oliver

The theme here was Queen Elizabeth II. 21 4 refers to her actual birthday, and I was taught to never reveal a lady's age, so I omitted the year ;)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like them!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Creative Card Crew - Challenge #65: Masculine

Welcome back to another fortnight of crafty fun at Creative Card Crew! There were so many lovely fairy-inspired creations last fortnight, so I can't wait to see what you share with us for our masculine challenge :)

We are very lucky to have 2 sponsors this fortnight

1 July

Prize: Surprise! Die cuts and/or acrylic stamps

Prize: 5 digi's
Here is my card, using the very adorable image infatuated
This little bunny was so much fun to colour, and I thought he lent himself perfectly to a baby card :)
I can't wait to see your manly makes! Have a great week!