Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Stop in the name of Love…..

I’m back today to share my latest creation for Midweek Magnolia. Our new challenge is…

Valentine’s / Romance / Love

I’ve created a pretty card today using one of the new Tilda’s from the Lovely Duo Collection. This image is called ‘Stop In The Name Of Love’

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My image has been stamped onto Cryogen White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with my Copic Markers. The colours I’ve used are: 

.Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair -  E44, E43, E42, E41
Clothes - R37, R35, R32, R30

Here’s a close up of my image.

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I’ve decorated the inside with the same papers I’ve used on the front.

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The papers I’ve used are by Magnolia and are ‘Sweet Crazy Love’ Calla of Paris and ‘Sweet Crazy Love’ Paris Red Peony.

Here’s one last look.

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Our challenge is sponsored by Magnolia Sweden who offer a fabulous prize to the lucky Challenge Winner. If you haven’t already stopped by Midweek Magnolia, pop on over and check out the wonderful creations the rest of the DT have created to inspire you, then get creating and join in our challenge for your chance to win.

Supplies:
Stamps: Stop In The Name Of Love Tilda & sentiment (Magnolia), Inside sentiment (LOTV)
Card: Naturals White, Cryogen White
Paper: Calla of Paris & Paris Red Peony - Sweet Crazy Love (Magnolia)
Ink & Markers: Sahara Sand inkpad (Stampin’ Up), Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Dies & Punches: Large Oval & Scallop Punch (Stampin’ Up), Cherish ‘Around the Page’ Punch (Martha Stewart), LR0240 (Marianne Design), 6002/0252 (Joy Crafts), Large Classic & Scallop Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Lace (The Ribbon Girl), Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Pearls (Stampin’ Up)

I’m entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Love, Valentine’s Day Challenge

Creative Card Crew - #79 Shabby Chic

Shopping our Stash - #186 Love Me Do

Marvelous Magnolia - #85 Love

Nikki

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lonely Sisi

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

Pink & Girly.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Ppinkydolls.

I’d never actually heard of Ppinkydolls until it was announced as our sponsor for this challenge but I must say the images are gorgeous and hope I’ve done this one justice.

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I decided to make a Criss Cross card today. I haven’t made one of these in ages even though they are quite easy to make. I’m sure I’ll be making more of them from now on. I’ve used some pretty ‘pink & girly’ papers from Kaisercraft for my card today. This print is called ‘Charismatic and is from the ‘Key To My Heart’ Collection.

I have stamped the image onto X-Press It Blending Card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with my Copic Markers.

The colours I’ve used are: Skin – E21, E00, E000, R20; Hair - E55, E53, E51; Eyes - BG02, BG01; Dress - R85, R83, R81.

Here’s a closer look at the image.

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My image was cut out and layered using the Large Classic & Scallop Oval Nestabilities from Spellbinders. This has then been layered onto the Large Petra Oval (LR0240) from Marianne Design. I’ve added some Shabby Pink Frantage around the image and a little bouquet of flowers which are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I’ve edged my ‘criss cross’ panels with the Scalloped Stitch Lace die from Doohickey, added a little lace under my image and a Monarch Butterfly punch from Martha Stewart to the front panel.

Here’s what the inside looks like.

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I’ve used 2 of the smaller dies from LR0240 by Marianne Design on the inside panel. One for the sentiment and another for the pull tab at the top. I’ve also added a Bride Bow from Doohickey to the pull tab and another Monarch Butterfly Punch. The corners have some pearls added, along with the centre of the butterfly and lastly I added a larger pearl to the centre of the bow.

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.

Supplies:
Stamps: Lonely Sisi (Ppinkydolls), Well Scripted (retired Stampin’ Up)
Card: Very Vanilla & Pear Pizzazz (Stampin’ Up), X-Press It Blending Card
Paper: Charisma - Key To My Heart Collection (Kaisercraft)
Dies & Punches: Monarch Butterfly (Martha Stewart), LR0240 (Marianne Design), Large Classic & Scallop Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Bride Bow & Scallop Stitch Lace (Doohickey)
Ink & Markers: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Lace (stash), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Pearls & Very Vanilla Seam Binding (Stampin’ Up) 

I’m entering my card into the following challenges:

Come and Get It - Ribbon & Bows

In The Pink - #61 Pink & Pearlie

Scrap & Craft - #1 Anything Goes

Nikki

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Friends Together

Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the Design Team posts is the hop’s Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher! We will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month! Remember, you have until 8:00pm CST Saturday to leave your comments!

Full Hop List:
Laura - Loves Rubberstamps Blog
Dangina
Joni
Nina
Lydia
Nikki - that’s me
Blankina
Denice
Rebecca
Tiziana.

Now let’s hop along and see what the Design Team ladies have in store for you….

You may have arrived from Lydia’s blog but if not you can start here and work your way around by following the Hop List included in each of our posts.

Now for my creation for this week.

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I’m using a gorgeous Candibean Stamp on my card today and this image is called ‘Friends Together’. I have stamped my image onto X-Press It Blending card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with my Copic Markers.

The colours I’ve used are: Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20; Hair - E55, E53, E51, E50, E44, E43, E42, E41; Clothes - BG75, BG72, BG70, BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10, R85, R83, R81.

Here’s a closer look at the image.

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My card is edged with a Martha Stewart ‘Around the Page’ Punch called Cherry Blossom. My sentiment has been stamped onto a Stitched Tabs from La La Land Crafts. The pretty papers are from My Mind’s Eye 6x6 Designer Paper Pad Collectable ‘Memorable’.

One last look….

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Your next stop for the hop is Blankina.

Supplies:
Stamps: Friends Together (Candibean Stamps by Little Darling), Teeny Tiny Sentiments (Stampin’ Up)
Card: Rose Red & Whisper White (Stampin’ Up),  X-Press It Blending Card
Papers: 6x6 Designer Paper Pad Collectable ‘Memorable’ (My Mind’s Eye)
Dies & Punches: Cherry Blossom ‘Around the Page’ Punch (Martha Stewart), Stitched Tabs (La La Land Crafts)
Ink & Markers: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers
Accessories: Lace (stash), Pearls (Stampin’ Up)

I’m entering my creation into the following challenges:

Allsorts - #295 Lace & Pearls

Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge Blog - #64 Anything Goes with a Twist - Add Layers

Left of Center Creative Challenges - #62 Layer It Up

Sister Act Card Challenges - #90 Anything Goes

Nikki

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cozy Winter Wishes

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

‘All Wrapped Up’.

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.

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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.

I’ve chosen to use one of the gorgeous pre-coloured images with background, Cozy Winter Wishes, for my card today and create a lovely wintery card.

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I’ve printed the pre-coloured image with background and then printed the pre-coloured image on it’s own. I’ve cut out the pre-coloured image and layered this on top of the image with background to add some depth. I just love the pretty colours in the background and the blue fit perfectly with my base card colour.

Here’s another photo…

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I’ve edged my base card with the Cherish ‘Around the Page’ Punch by Martha Stewart. I have then added a Snowflake border to the top edge and a couple of Snowflakes to the sides to which I have added a rhinestone and some Dazzling Details to for some sparkle. The snowflakes are all Joy Craft dies. 

One last look….

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Supplies:
Stamps: Cozy Winter Wishes (The Paper Shelter), Best Yet (retired Stampin’ Up)
Card: Coastal Cabana, Naturals White (Stampin’ Up)
Ink & Markers: Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies & Punches: 1 3/8” Circle, Scallop Circle (Stampin’ Up), 6002/2021, 6002/2018, 6002/2019 (Joy Crafts)
Accessories: Rhinestones, Dazzling Details (Stampin’ Up), Flower (Wild Orchid Crafts)

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:

Card Mania Challenge - #64 Make It Sparkle

Creatalicious Challenges - #71 Winter

Crafting From The Heart - #43 Anything Goes

Dream Valley Challenges - #98 Anything Goes 

Nikki