Friday, October 31, 2014

Thank You So Much

It’s time for a new challenge at Fussy & Fancy Challenges and this time the challenge is…..



I’ve used a gorgeous Wee Stamp for my card today called ‘Daphne’. I have printed my image onto Cryogen White cardstock and coloured with my Copic Markers.

The colours I’ve used are: Skin – E11, E00, E000, R20, R30; Hair & Shoes – E44, E43, E42, E41, E40; Clothes & Flowers – B95, B93, B91, Y26, Y23, Y21, G99, G94, G20.

Here’s a closer look at the image.


My image has been cut out & layered using the Small & Large Classic Circle Nestabilities. I’ve added some sparkle to her wings & the centres of the small flowers.

The papers I’ve used are from Kaisercraft & Authentique.  


The butterfly is a new addition to my die collection as is from Doohickey and is called Swirly Butterfly. I’ve sparkled up the wings too. I’ve added some gorgeous flowers, some lace, a few pearls and a sentiment to complete my card.

Stamps: Daphne (Wee Stamps), Lots of Thanks (Stampin’ Up)
Ink & Markers: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers
Card: Naturals White, Cajun Craze (Stampin’ Up)
Papers: Cuddles - Teddy Bear’s Picnic Collection (Kaisercraft), Promise One (Authentique) 
Dies & Punches: Swirly Butterfly (Doohickey), Small & Large Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Flourish Lace ‘Around the Page’ Punch (Martha Stewart)
Accessories: Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Pearls, Dazzling Details (Stampin’ Up), Lace (The Ribbon Girl), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts)

I’m entering my card into the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew - #73 Bows

Digi Toosday - WK43 Lace

Crafty Cardmakers and More - #126 Cut It Out (Use Dies and/or Punches)


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fly Pumpkin! Fly

It’s time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and this time the challenge is…..


This week, as always, we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and Veronica & Pedro are offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend at their site.

Challenge prize badge

If you use a TPS image in your creation you will receive the full $30 to spend on their gorgeous designs, and if you haven’t used a TPS image then you will win 3 Digis of your choice from their site.

Until this year I had never made any Halloween creations. We don’t really celebrate it here in Australia, however it does appear to be becoming more popular. I really enjoyed making my creation regardless so here it is…..


This creation was made using a couple of SVGcuts files on my Silhouette Cameo, teamed with some gorgeous Graphic 45 papers, and topped off with a fabulous image from The Paper Shelter called ‘Fly Pumpkins! Fly!’ 

Here’s another view of the image.


I edited the original image in Photoshop Elements and removed the pumpkins so my image could stand alone. I then opened my image in my Silhouette software, traced it and created an offset. This was then printed out onto Cryogen White cardstock, coloured with my Copic Markers and finally cut out on my Cameo.  I have done the same thing with the words which I created in Photoshop Elements.

This wonderful creation can also hold a little gift as the base is actually a box. 


I have one more photo, another close up of the gorgeous image.


How cute is she, doing her little spells…..

Stamps: Fly Pumpkins! Fly! (The Paper Shelter), Words (Computer generated)
Card: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Blackberry Bliss, Perfect Plum (Stampin’ Up), Cryogen White
Paper: An Eerie Tale (Graphic 45)

If you haven’t already stopped by The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog then please do so you can check out the wonderful creations the rest of the DT have come up with.

I’m entering my card into the following challenges:

The Stamping Boutique - Trick or Treat

Fairytale Challenge - #102 Happy Halloween

The Corrosive Challenge Blog - #210 Halloween

Dream Valley Challenges - #93 Halloween

Artistic Inspirations - #114 Halloween/Anything Goes


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Summer Tilda with Flags

It’s time for a new challenge at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog and this week it’s….

Warm Colours.

Our sponsor for this challenge is QKR Stampede.

I’m using one of the lovely Magnolia images from their Pink Lemonade Collection today called ‘Summer Tilda with Flags’. This collection is a recent addition to the Loves Rubberstamps Store store so pop on over and check them out along with all the other new items Laura has been busy adding.


I have stamped the image onto Cyrogen White cardstock and coloured with my Copic Markers. The colours I’ve used are: Skin – E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30; Hair - E47, E44, E43, E42; Clothes & Flags - R29, R27, R24, R22, YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12, Y38, Y35, Y32; Grass - YG67, YG17, G40.

Here’s a closer look at the image.


I’ve added some ‘Liquid Pearls’ around my image which has been cut out using a Small Classic Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinder and then layered onto Marianne Design Die CR1248.

My main card has been edged using a Martha Stewart ‘Around the Page’ Punch called Cherish and the butterfly is also from Martha Stewart and is the Monarch Butterfly. The gorgeous papers are from Echo Park Paper Co and are called ‘Happy Flower’. My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon and lace are from my stash.

Here’s one last look….


Stamps: Summer Tilda with Flags (Magnolia), And Many More (Stampin’ Up)
Card: Naturals White, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight & Whisper White (Stampin’ Up), Cryogen White
Papers: Happy Flowers (Echo Park Paper Co)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: Small Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), CR1248 (Marianne Design)
Punches: Cherish ‘Around the Page’ Punch & Monarch Butterfly (Martha Stewart)
Accessories: Real Red Satin Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Button, Basic Jewels - Pearls (Stampin’ Up), Lace (The Ribbon Girl), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Copic Markers.

If you haven’t already stopped by the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog then pop over now and check out what the rest of the DT have created for this week’s challenge.

I’m entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafting at the Weekend - #6 Anything Goes

Tilda’s Town - #126 Dies and/or Punches

Sister Act Card Challenges - #79 Anything Goes

Aud Sentiments - #117 Anything Goes (must have a sentiment)

Addicted To Stamps - #89 Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle - #107 Use some Orange


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Otis the Wizard

It’s time for a new challenge over at ABC Challenges and this time the challenge is…..

V is for Vibrant.

For this challenge we want you to use strong, bright colours.

Our sponsors for this challenge are Oak Pond Creations and Marker Pop.

We were provided with some images from Oak Pond Creations and I’ve chosen to create using ‘Otis the Wizard’ and make this 3D Witchy Hat from SVGcuts.


I printed my image onto X-Press It Blending Card, coloured with Copic Markers and cut out on my Silhouette Cameo.

The colours I’ve used are: V17, V15, V12, YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12, YG25, YG23, YG21, W3, W1, W00.

Here’s a closer look at the image.


The papers I’ve used on my Witchy Hat are digital papers from Nitwit Collections and my cardstock is some old & some new from Stampin’ Up.

The top part of the hat comes off allowing you to place some lollies or a gift inside.


Stamps: Otis the Wizard (Oak Pond Creations)
Card: Tangerine Tango, Orchid Opulence (Stampin’ Up), X-Press It Blending Card
DSP – FQB Halloween Hooligans (Nitwit Collections)
Accessories: Copic Markers

If you haven’t already stopped by ABC Challenges and checked out what the rest of the DT have created then please do so now.

I’m entering my creation into the following challenges:

Cut it Up – #55 Halloween ‘Anything but a Card’

Simply Create Too – #72 Halloween