Friday, July 30, 2010

New Spellbinders

Thought I would share a couple of cards I made this morning using one of the newly released Spellbinder Dies- S4-292 Beaded Circles.

For this first card I have used a retired image from PSX. I believe the stamp is called Cuddles. I've stamped directly onto Bazzill using Distress Ink-Brushed Corduroy. A total of 22 buttons have been used to embellish the card.
For the second card I've used an image from Baby Collection from Sunshine Designs. I've stamped and embossed the image and then coloured it in using Tombows.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Simply Betty Challenge

I wanted to do one more post this afternoon, as I wanted to submit this card to the Sketch Challenge over at Simply Betty Stamps.
The images I've used are Trixie & Louie from the Victorian Vampire range. The spider web and Fleur de Lis border are cutting files I designed for cutting on my Cricut. The images have been coloured with Copics. I've sprayed the spider web with Glimmer Mist. If you would like to use the Fleur de Lis you can download the file for free by clicking here. The file comes as svg and scut2 format.
Here is the sketch that was provided for inspiration.
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Sunshine Daisy

Here is a card I made last night. The stamp is another from The Artful Stamper that I haven't used in ages.

The paper is from a KI Memories 8 x 8 pad -Flourish. The image has been coloured with Copics. I've also coloured the pearls with Copics. This is just another thing I love about these pens. I can colour my embellishments to match the colour scheme of my project so I really dont need to buy a heap of different diamantes and pearls. The ribbon is from my stash.

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Hedgehog Card

This week seems to be my week for bringing out stamps that haven't been used in ages. I think this was one of my first stamps when I started stamping in the late 90's

I am entering this card into two challenges this week.
Sketch provided for inspiration is below.
The theme this week is Christmas In July
The image has been stamped with Brilliance and then coloured with Copics. The greeting is from Stamp It. The papers are from Allison Ellis designs. The gold poinsettia is from Prima. I've added some gold Liquid Pearls around the image.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

More Christmas In July Cards

I've been on a bit of a roll of late, getting quite a number of Christmas cards made. I usually find myself getting down to serious Christmas card making around about early December. I decided that this year is going to be different, and so far so good.

This first card I made using a stamp that has been in the bottom of my box of stamps for a very long time. I don't think it has been inked more than once and probably not in the last two years. The stamp is Snow People from The Artful Stamper. I stamped and embossed the image with black ink and clear embossing powder. I've coloured it in with Tombows (something else I haven't used much lately). I've used my spellbinders to cut the snowflake and to emboss the red cardstock. I've covered the snowflake with Royal Blue Art Institute Glitter. I will be entering this card into The Bah Humbug weekly challenge. The theme of the challenge this week is "A Christmas Scene"

The second card I want to share is made using yet another neglected image. This stamp is also from the Artful Stamper and is called Candy Cane Pots. The image has been stamped twice, once in red and once in black. I've coloured in the present pots using Copics. The greeting was printed from my computer. I've added buttons where the baubles should be and tied each one with a tiny bow using embroidery floss.
I will be entering this card into two challenges:
The theme this week is Buttons and Bows
The theme this week is Sweet Christmas Wishes
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tiddly Inks Challenge #14

I've been having so much fun playing with the digi stamps from Tiddly Inks, that I thought I would take part in the sketch challenge this week.

The image I've used is Gossmere from the Gothic Cute range. I've coloured the image with Copics. The sentiment is from a cling pack I bought ages ago so I'm not sure who made it. I've used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the piece of red on the side. The fleur de lis border is a cutting file I designed. If you would like to use the file you can download it for free by clicking here. The file includes svg and scut2 formats. There is also a single fleur de lis with the border.
Here is the sketch that was provided.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Christmas Cards All Year Long July Challenge

Hello again. I've had a pretty busy afternoon making Christmas cards to enter into the Christmas Cards All Year Long challenge for July. The theme for this month is anything goes.
I used this newly released Platypus Creek Digi last week to make
a card, and seeing I had printed out a number of images, I thought
I would use them up. The challenge requires that you make five cards. They can be all the same or five different ones.
The paper that I've used is from S.e.i . I've had it in my pile of
paper for some time so it my be a retired pattern. The images have been coloured using Copics. I've added a little Ice Stickles to the star and snowman. I even managed to find five little heart buttons that matched the paper perfectly.
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Copic Creations Challenge #31- Birds

I had another play this morning with my new Platypus Creek Digi stamp - Blue Jay, and this is what I created.

I thought I would enter this card into the Copic Creations challenge #31 Birds. To colour the image I used the following Copics: B23, B24, B29, C-1, C-5 and 0 (Colourless Blender). The paper is from Alison Ellis Designs.
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Nightmare Before Christmas in July

Hi all. I hope that everyone had a lovely weekend. I spent most of mine in the craft room as hubby was working and my daughter spent Saturday at a friend's house. Lots of me time this weekend.
This is the card I made today for this week's challenge over at The Burtonesque Dolls. The challenge was to incorporate both Halloween and Christmas into your project. I used the Nightmare Before Christmas Haunted Mansion overlay from Disneyland as my inspiration.
The card is a cutting file that I designed from some clipart and cut using my Cricut. The Jack and Zero are also clipart images. The tree is part of a Sunshine Designs image. The wreath is a stamp I've had for years but I'm not sure who made it.
The wording has been printed in A Nightmare Before Christmas font that I downloaded from the internet. I've also printed a greeting inside the card- "Wishing you a haunting holiday from our mansion to yours." To finish the card I added some Polar White Flowersoft to the roof and ground.
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Friday, July 23, 2010

Blue Jay

I managed to find the time to make another card today so I thought I would share it with you this afternoon.

The stamp is a recently released Platypus Creek Digi stamp. I made the stamp from a photo that my daughter took last October while we were in Canada. She spent ages sitting on my sister's back deck waiting for the Blue Jays to come in to feed on sunflower seeds. She eventually managed to get some photos that she was happy with.
I need to spend a bit more time with the colours, but I'm pretty happy with how the little guy looks when coloured.

This is the photo that I used.
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Snowman Magic

Ok so I've done some Halloween in July, It's now time for some Christmas in July.

I made this card for the Christmas Stamping All Year Round challenge. The theme this week is "Bling it Up" I got a bit carried away with the bling, but I really like the finished card. I've coloured the image with Copics and as the image is a digi stamp that I printed using an inkjet printer, I sprayed some Helmar Crystal Kote fixative onto it before adding the Ice Stickles. The snowflakes are glitter flakes I bought at Michael's some time ago. The stamp is a Platypus Creek Digi stamp.
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Halloween is Hoppin' at Tiddly Inks

It's Halloween in July over at Tiddly Inks, so to celebrate thay are having a Halloween Blog Hop. I love Halloween so I knew I had to participate. I purchased one of the newly released Halloween designs "Cast Your Spell" but I couldn't decide if I wanted to use it or my favourite, Gossmere. So rather than choose I decided to make two cards and use both.

The first card is the new design and I went for traditional Halloween colours. I've used my spiderweb Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background. The DP is from Bo Bunny. I've coloured the image and flower with Copics. The brad is one I picked up last year in America.

For my second card I've used Gossmere. I've also used the matching paper which I've printed onto the front of my card. It's a little difficult to see, but I had already made the rest of the card front when I decided to use it, and I didn't want to make the card too large. I've used Copics to colour the image and the ribbon. I don't have any Halloween wordings so I designed my own. I've used the spiderweb embossing folder again, but this time I sprayed it with some Glimmer Mist

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Glitter Angel

I made this card today for this week's challenge over at Winter Wonderland. The theme this week is Glitter & Angels.

Although difficult to see in the photo, this little angel really does sparkle. I decided to keep the card pretty simple with the minimal of embellishments so as not to take away from the glittery look.
For the backing I attached some Jac Paper to a piece of red cardstock before cutting it out with a Scalloped Rectangle Spellbinder die. After cut out, I peeled the backing off the Jac Paper and applied the glitter. The angel (from The Stamp Barn) has been coloured with Copics. I've added glitter to the swirls, dots, wings, collar, halo and lace on the bottom of the gown. The card is also shimmery as I've used Bazzil Diamond Bling cardstock. To finish the card I tied a simple bow with some shimmery organza ribbon.
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

You're a Superstar

Well I finally managed to get some time in the craft room and this is what I made. The card is for the Burtonesque Dolls Challenge #11. The theme of the challenge this week is "Ed Wood- Black & White Movie." I really didn't have many stamps that I felt worked with the theme. but I found these ones after much searching. I knew I had them, I just wasn't sure where thay were hiding. The stamps are a set from The Stamp Barn. The film strip, movie camera and star are cut on my Cricut using Sure Cuts Alot. The star is from the shape library, the others are files I made. Ive coloured the images with Copics. The camera has been coated with Glossy Accents.
If you like the cutting files you may download them for free. Each comes as an svg as well as scut2 file.
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mud Monster

I spent the weekend in the craft room, and although I didn't get any cards done I managed to complete a total of nine scrapbook pages. Most of the ones I did are pages from my 2009 Disney trip so I've posted them over on my Disney Scrapbook Blog. I also sorted out my albums and came across this page I did awhile ago, so seeing I didn't make anything to post here, I thought I would share this page as it is one of my favourite pet pages.

This is a pretty simple layout, which is just the way I like them. The cardstock is Bazzill and I believe the brads are from The Happy Hammer, but I'm not sure. The title has been printed from my computer. I've also used Spellbinders on the title.
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Friday, July 9, 2010

The Pumpkin King

All Hail the Pumpkin King. I made this card this morning to submit to a couple of challenges.

The first challenge is over at The Burtonesque Dolls. This week the challenge was to make a card or project using your favourite Burton Boy. I decided to use my all time favourite character Jack Skellington from my fav Burton movie Nightmare Before Christmas. I didn't have any stamps but I did have lots of images stored on my computer from other projects. This particular image is a clipart picture I've had for some time, so not sure where I got it from.
The second challenge is over at Haunted Design House. The challenge this week "Wacko Jackos" was to make a project using jack o lanterns. What better subject than the Pumpkin King himself.
My card is pretty simple. For the smiling jack o lanterns I have used a rub on from Bo Bunny. The wording and image I've printed from my computer. The font is Nightmare Before Christmas. I've used Weathered Wood Distress Ink to stamp and sponge around the edges.
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Flowerpot Card 2

I made this card using the newly released Platypus Creek cutting file Flowerpot Card and the earlier released 12 Petal Layered Flowers cutting file.

This card is featured in the Card of the week section and the files may be purchased for a 20% discount until next Friday 16th July
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Monday, July 5, 2010

Burtonesque Dolls Challenge #9

Here is the project I've been working on today for this week's challenge over at The Burtonesque Dolls. The challenge this week was to create a poster board of what a Tim Burton vampire movie might look like. Here is my take on this fun challlenge.

I had lots of fun creating this poster board. The stamps are digis I received for being one of the three top dolls in last week's challenge. They are part of a set of six fun vampire stamps released last week over at Simply Betty Stamps.
The background paper came from a pack I bought ages ago. so I'm not sure who made it.
I cut the heart on my Cricut using the Sure Cuts Alot shape library.
The flower is one of my own cutting files - 12 petal flower set
The title was also cut on my Cricut using Sure Cuts Alot and Nightmare Before Christmas font that I downloaded from the internet.
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Flowerpot Card

Good morning. A very early morning post for me today. I actually finished this card yesterday afternoon, but didn't get a chance to post it. It was a very productive Sunday in the craft room. With my daughter at Dreamworld and hubby fishing it was very quiet around here so I got lots done.

The card is a cutting file I designed yesterday. I came across some old templates I designed for classes back when I had the shop so I decided to make some into new cutting files. I will release the file over at Platypus Creek later today or tomorrow.

The stamp is the one that I used in my post yesterday. The paper is a retired Bo Bunny print. The images have been coloured using Copics.

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Summer Sunflowers

I had a bit of a clean up of the craft room the other day and I came across this stamp that I've had for ages but never used. I left it out on my desk to remind me to use it, so despite the very cool winter weather here I decided to make a summery card. The stamp is from Sunshine Designs.

I've kept the card pretty simple, concentrating on the image rather than a lot of embellishments.
The image was coloured with Copics.
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Simple Poinsettia

I found this blog - Bah Humbug awhile ago, but this is the first chance I've had to participate in one of their challenges. The theme this week is "Less is More"

For my card I really did keep it simple. I used a mimimal amount of supplies and kept the colours to red & white. The poinsettia was made using my nested poinsettia die from Spellbinders. I've sprayed some Glimmer Mist onto the poinsettia and embossed the red strip with a Cuttlebug folder. The wording was stamped with Blazing Red Stazon.
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Friday, July 2, 2010

Fun Flower Digi Stamp

I made this card yesterday using the newly released Platypus Creek digi stamp Fun Flower. I coloured the image and the diamantes using my Copics. The paper is from a KI Memories paper pack.

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