Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Blue & Silver Christmas Card

Another Christmas card to add to my collection. I'm really liking this new Spellbinder Die-Snowflake Pendant. At first I thought it might be a little big, and I may not use it much, but I seem to be coming up with a few different ways to use it.

The stamp in the centre is from Polar Bear Collection from Sunshine Designs. I've kept the card pretty simple just adding some bling on the snowflake and corners of the card. The snowflake is actually cut from silver cardstock, but it is hard to see in the photo. I will be submitting this to two challenges this week:

Crazy 4 Challenges-The theme this week is Bling.
Diecut Dreams Christmas Club-The theme this week is Christmas Fury Things
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Monday, September 27, 2010

Trick or Treat

Here is the card I just finished making. I thought I would combine a couple of challenges and submit this to both the Burtonesque Dolls and Simply Betty Challenges. Over at the Burtonesque Dolls the theme this week is Trick or Treating in Burton's neighbourhood. At Simply Betty we were challenged to make a Halloween card without using the usual orange, green, purple or black. The images I used are both from Simply Betty Stamps. I've coloured them with Copics and then cut them out-very challenging indeed. I thought for sure I would cut off a bit I wasn't supposed to, but all went well. I've cut the graveyard scene using one of the new Halloween Spellbinders. The bats are also new Spellbinders. The pink cardstock has been coloured with Copics as I didn't have a lot of pink in my collection.
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Happy Birthday Cupcake

Here is a card I made last night in a late night crafting session. I used to do a lot of craft of an evening but not so much lately. The card is for a challenge over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog. A sketch was provided for inspiration this week.

I've used two digi stamps, Pinky and Down To My Bones from the Tiddly Inks range. The images have been coloured with Copics. All cardstock is Bazzill.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Christmas Tree Card Free Cutting File

I wanted to participate in this month's challenge over at Christmas Cards All Year Round. The challenge this month is to make a card that is anything but a standard 4.5" x 5.5" card and also have gold, silver, crystal or pearl on it somewhere. I decided to design a cutting file shaped as a tree.

Once I had designed the cutting file, it was a pretty quick process to make five cards.The card base has been cut from Bazzill. The designer paper on the front is from Kaiser. The stamps are a Platypus Creek digi set. For the gold element in the challenge, I used some gold edged ribbon.
If you would like the cutting file for the card you may download it for free by clicking here. The file is in both svg and scut2 format.

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Snowflake Pendant Card

Here is a card I made last night using one of the new Spellbinder Christmas dies - Snowflake Pendant. I think this is one of my favourite Christmas ones this year. The colour combination is one I used last year quite a bit. I came across the scrap of DP from Kaiser so I thought I would use it up as it went really well with the snowflake theme. The diamantes have been coloured with Copics.
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

O Christmas Tree

I've been doing a lot of Halloween projects lately, so I thought I would change it up a bit today and do some Christmas cards.

I decided to dig out some old stamps that I haven't used for awhile and see what I could come up with. The image I used on this card is Three Trees from The Artful Stamper. I stamped the image twice with Momento ink and then coloured with Copics. I've gone over the trees with a clear Atyou Spica Glitter Pen. You can't really see it in the photo,but the trees really sparkle.
The ribbon slider is one I made a few years ago using shrink plastic. The poinsettia is from Prima.
I thought I would enter this in the current challenge over at ABC Christmas Challenge as the theme is T is for Tree,
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Friday, September 24, 2010

Halloween Treat Box

I made this little box today for The Downunder Direct Design Team Blog. The stamp is a Platypus Creek Digi Stamp-Witch Zoey. The pumpkin is a Spellbinder die and the box is a cutting file I designed. You can download the box in both svg and scut2 formats free by clicking here. The image and ribbon have been coloured with Copics. The sticker is one from my collection.
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Simply Betty Challenge 1

If you are a fan of Simply Betty Stamps, then check out their new challeng blog-Simply Betty Challenges. This is the first week of the challenges and I thought I would play along.

The theme this week is based on a pattern/colour combo, and the challenge is to use the photo below for inspiration. You can use the colours, pattern or both. I decided to use both. The image I have used is from the new Halloween Emo range. I've printed the image twice, once on patterned paper and once on my cardstock. I've cut out the dress and hat from the patterned paper and pieced this onto the image. The rest of the image is coloured using Copics. the bat is one of the new Halloween Spellbinders, and the cat border is from a pack of Bazzill Just The Edge Halloween themed borders I purchased last year. I've sponged the edge of the cardtock with Distress Ink.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Burtonesque Dolls Challenge 18

You know those days when nothing seems to work the way you want it to and you think maybe you should have stayed in bed Well today was one of those days for me. Despite my less than creative mood, I did manage to make a card for this week's challenge over at The Burtonesque Dolls.

The theme this week is Burton's School of Ghouls. The stamp I have used is from Simply Betty's back to School Emos range. I've coloured the image with Copics. ( A little more practice needed with straight hair I think) The black board is a digi paper from Tiddly Inks.
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Monday, September 13, 2010

Burtonesque Dolls Challenge 17

Here is my submission for this weeks challenge over at The Burtonesque Dolls.

The theme for the challenge is Willy Wonka, and the challenge is:

to create a new candy box, candy bag, chocolate bar
any fun and funky new candy you would find in Willy Wonka's factory.
You could even create a fun & funky candy wrapper.
I had heaps of fun creating this "can of worms." I even managed to use one of the many containers I have stashed away in the craft cupboard.
The stamp I've used is from Simply Betty Stamps. I've coloured the image using Copics. The wording 'Wonka Wigglers Rainbow Jelly Worms Open a Can Today" was printed using the Willy Wonka font downloaded from the internet. The paper is from Best Creations Inc. I didn't have any matching ribbon so I've coloured some plain grossgrain with Copics.
Finally the little hat on the top of the can was made using two little wooden flowerpots glued together and then painted.
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

New Halloween Spellbinders

I finally got the chance to play with the new Halloween Spellbinder Dies that arrived last week.  I made this card using three of the new sets:
S4-279 Graveyard Scene and Shapes
S4-280 Halloween Fence Scene and Shapes
S4-277 Nested Bats
The stamp is a Platypus Creek Digi - Vampire Zach and has been coloured with Copics.  I thought I would enter this in this week's challenge over at Haunted Design House.  The theme this week is creepy cute. 
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Rudolph & Friends

Here is a card I just finished making. The stamp is one that I haven't used in ages. The image is Christmas Pals, from The Artful Stamper. I thought I would enter this into the ABC Christmas Challenge as the current theme is "R is for Rudolph." The image has been coloured with Copics. I've added a red pearl to the middle reindeer's nose. The flowers are from Prima.
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