Wednesday, 11 October 2017

. . . if the broom fits . . .

Today I have used the Witch Bunny digital stamp from Sasayaki Glitter,
one of our generous sponsors for
"Challenge #144 - Make It Spooktacular" at the Crafty Gals Corner,
to make a pair of super cute, super spooktacular Halloween cards.


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This post is to focus on my "if the broom fits, fly it" card.



I started with the image on my Silhouette Cameo Design Mat, sizing the image along with some circles and scalloped circles to fit on a 5" x 7" card front.  I also combined some fonts to make the sentiments "just a little bit wicked" and "if the broom fits, fly it".  I printed the images on A5 X-Press It blending card, heat set and coloured with Copic markers.  I printed the card front panels with the sentiment on white textured cardstock.  I cut some circles and scalloped circles from black cardstock and used the negative space from the circles to trace the size around the printed images and fussy cut them out, I had a couple of "spare" images, so I fussy cut out the broom heads.  I cut some 12" long, 1/4" and 3/8" strips from textured cardstock to use as accent strips.

I confess that my hand is usually firmly gripping my ruler, so it was very handy to be able to use the scallops to align the accent strips.  I started with the 3/8" orange strip, securing it in place with some Tombow Mono Multi liquid adhesive, then came the 1/4" purple and green strips. I placed the card front on my cutting mat grid then aligned the image panel and strips with the sentiment panel and secured it in place with liquid adhesive, making sure the strips were straight against the grids on my craft mat ... it worked a treat!

Next came the broom heads.  I adhered them in place with liquid adhesive, really like the added dimension and how they extend beyond the circle of the image panels.

Lucky last came the self adhesive black pearls.


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Would you like to learn a little more about my other witchy Halloween card?
... just click on the sentiment or image below

JUST A LITTLE BIT Wicked

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I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and make a spooktacular project to enter our
Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #144 - Make It SPOOKTACULAR

Click HERE to learn all about the challenge and all the fabulous sponsors.

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Sasayaki Glitter - digital stamp - Witch Bunny
Copic markers - light brown bunny - E0000-50-51-53
Copic markers - dark brown bunny - E30-31-33-35
Copic markers - hat - W3-5-7-9
Copic markers - hat buckle - YR65-68
Copic markers - broom - E53-43-47
Copic markers - green - scarf / hat trim - YG17-67
Copic markers - purple - scarf / hat trim - RV63-66
Memento Dual Tip Tuxedo Black Marker - to go around fussy cut edges
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - white
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - Summer
Grape
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #57523
Scallop Circles with Inside Circles Nested by Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings
sentiment fonts - Arial Unicode MS (16pt) + Pristina (60pt)
black adhesive pearls
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the broom head & strips
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge #7 - Anything with a critter Goes
Delicious Doodles - October Challenge - Halloween (scary or cute)
Colour Crazy Challenge - WK 39 - Anything Goes
Come And Get It Challenges - Too Cute To Spook
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #178 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #387 - Anything Goes with optional twist CAS
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 498 - Anything Goes
Fabrika Fantasy - Challenge #14 - Pink or Halloween
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #102 - Frightfully Fun
My Besties Art Spain - Challenge#17 - Anything Goes + Stamp
+ optional theme The Symbol Of Peace
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - PIP Challenge 1741 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #264 - Autumn Leaves or Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Challenge #259 - Halloween

. . . just a little bit wicked

Today I have used the Witch Bunny digital stamp from Sasayaki Glitter,
one of our generous sponsors for
"Challenge #144 -Make It Spooktacular" at the Crafty Gals Corner,
to make a pair of super cute, super spooktacular Halloween cards.


~~~*~~~*~~~

This post is to focus on my "just a little bit wicked" card.



I started with the image on my Silhouette Cameo Design Mat, sizing the image along with some circles and scalloped circles to fit on a 5" x 7" card front.  I also combined some fonts to make the sentiments "just a little bit wicked" and "if the broom fits, fly it".  I printed the images on A5 X-Press It blending card, heat set and coloured with Copic markers.  I printed the card front panels with the sentiment on white textured cardstock.  I cut some circles and scalloped circles from black cardstock and used the negative space from the circles to trace the size around the printed images and fussy cut them out, I had a couple of "spare" images, so I fussy cut out the broom heads.  I cut some 12" long, 1/4" and 3/8" strips from textured cardstock to use as accent strips.

I confess that my hand is usually firmly gripping my ruler, so it was very handy to be able to use the scallops to align the accent strips.  I started with the 3/8" orange strip, securing it in place with some Tombow Mono Multi liquid adhesive, then came the 1/4" purple and green strips. I placed the card front on my cutting mat grid then aligned the image panel and strips with the sentiment panel and secured it in place with liquid adhesive, making sure the strips were straight against the grids on my craft mat ... it worked a treat!

Next came the broom heads.  I adhered them in place with liquid adhesive, really like the added dimension and how they extend beyond the circle of the image panels.

Lucky last came the self adhesive black pearls.


~~~*~~~*~~~
Would you like to learn a little more about my other witchy Halloween card?
... just click on the sentiment or image below

IF THE BROOM FITS ... fly it

~~~*~~~*~~~

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and make a spooktacular project to enter our
Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #144 - Make It SPOOKTACULAR

Click HERE to learn all about the challenge and all the fabulous sponsors.

~~~*~~~*~~~

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Sasayaki Glitter - digital stamp - Witch Bunny
Copic markers - light brown bunny - E0000-50-51-53
Copic markers - dark brown bunny - E30-31-33-35
Copic markers - hat - W3-5-7-9
Copic markers - hat buckle - YR65-68
Copic markers - broom - E53-43-47
Copic markers - green - scarf / hat trim - YG17-67
Copic markers - purple - scarf / hat trim - RV63-66
Memento Dual Tip Tuxedo Black Marker - to go around fussy cut edges
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - white
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - Summer
Grape
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #57523
Scallop Circles with Inside Circles Nested by Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings
sentiment fonts - Arial Unicode MS (16pt) + Pristina (60pt)
black adhesive pearls
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the broom head & strips
    
~~~*~~~*~~~
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

Make it . . . SPOOKTACULAR!

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #144 - Make It SPOOKTACULAR

The sponsors for this challenge are:
Prize: 3 Digital Images

Prize: 3 Digital Images

Sasayaki Glitter
Prize: 1 Digital Image

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Today I have used the Witch Bunny digital stamp from Sasayaki Glitter, one of our generous sponsors this week, to make a pair of super cute, super spooktacular Halloween cards.



Would you like to learn a little more about my cards?
... just click on the images or sentiments below.

JUST A LITTLE BIT Wicked        IF THE BROOM FITS fly it
       

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Sending a big Thank You to Sasayaki Glitter for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #144 - Make It Spooktacular with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.

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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and make a spooktacular project to enter the

Thursday, 5 October 2017

More flamingos . . . with a pair of precious eggs

Here is the 2nd card I made for our latest challenge at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge



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Today I have used the Winter Flamingos digital stamp by Sasayaki Glitterone of our generous sponsors this fortnight, to make a pair of A5 top folding Christmas cards.


Two of our nieces each have a precious daughter and I thought that this trio of flamingos would make a super cute Christmas card for their families of three.  We recently found out that one of the nieces is expecting twins in the New Year, so I added two little eggs, with the little girl looking down at the babies coming soon.

This post is to focus on the card with the
bright diagonal stripes and pair of sparkling eggs.


I started by planning my card on my Silhouette Cameo design mat, sizing the oval and image to fit on an A5 top folding card base.  Then I sized some leaves to embellish it.

The patterned paper on the card base had vertical stripes, so I rotated it before adhering it to the card base.  I trimmed the other three edges off with my craft knife.

I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, heat set and coloured with Copic markers.  I cut the image panel on my craft mat, adhered to some black cardstock then cut the right, top and left sides to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers ruler.  I cut a sentiment panel to the same width as the image panel, adhered it in place then used the Perfect Layers ruler to cut the bottom edge with a 1/8" border.

I die cut the letters to make the sentiment, using release paper to help make them fall easily from the dies ... it really does make a difference.  I adhered the sentiment using liquid adhesive.

I cut a panel of red cardstock to match the darkest stripes, adhering it and the image panel in place with liquid adhesive.

I cut some tropical leaves in two sizes from four different green cardstock sheets with my Cameo, curled for dimension, layering them together to help frame the image.

Lucky last came a pair of eggs.  I had a little egg punch in my stash, so punched a couple, coloured with Copic markers and added a touch of sparkle with a clear Wink Of Stella glitter brush.  Popping the eggs in place with two different height foam dots made the finishing touch to this Christmas card.



Here are a couple more pics,
just click on them if you would like to see them in more detail.

   



If you would like to learn more about my flamingo card with the big bold stripes,
click HERE or on the image below.


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Copic markers - flamingos - R000-20-21-22
Copic markers - hat/scarves/shoes - blue - B01-04-05-06
Copic markers - hat/scarves/shoes - green - YG03-25-67
Copic markers - hat/scarves/shoes - pink - RV00-21-23-25-25
Copic markers - eggs - Y11-13-15
Copic markers - ground - E41-42-43-44-47-49
Wink Of Stella clear glitter brush - to add sparkle to the eggs
Spinach and Evergreen
Kaisercraft - 12x12 patterned paper - Mint Twist Collection - Candy Stripe
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #10191
Tropical Leaves by Sarah Bailey
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #131819
Tropical Leaves by Sophie Gallo
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft - release paper
Kaisercraft - Decorative Dies - Handwritten Alphabet
"egg" punch
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment & foliage

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Sending a big Thank You to Sasayaki Glitter and Krafters Cart for sponsoring

I hope I have inspired you to get creative and look forward to seeing your work shared in the challenge gallery.  
Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Winter flamingos for warm Christmas wishes

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge




Our generous sponsor for this challenge are:

Sasayaki Glitter


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Today I have used the Winter Flamingos digital stamp by Sasayaki Glitterone of our generous sponsors this fortnight, to make a pair of A5 top folding Christmas cards.


Two of our nieces each have a precious daughter and I thought that this trio of flamingos would make a super cute Christmas card for their families of three.  We recently found out that one of the nieces is expecting twins in the New Year, so I added two little eggs, with the little girl looking down at the babies coming soon.

This post is to focus on the card with the big, bold stripes.


I started by planning my card on my Silhouette Cameo design mat, sizing the oval and image to fit on an A5 top folding card base.  Then I sized some leaves to embellish it.

I adhered the A5 card base to the sheet of patterned paper,
trimming off the edges for a perfect fit.

I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, heat set and coloured with Copic markers.  I cut the oval frame and a backing piece the same size for the image panel with my Cameo.  I have to confess that I fussy cut the image panel as I am having all sorts of trouble getting my Cameo to do print & cut with the X-Press It blending card ... it must be a bit shiny.  I adhered the image panel to the black oval, ensuring that there was nothing sticking out the edges from my fussy cutting, went around the edges with a black marker, then added the top oval frame.

I cut the sentiment banner on my craft mat and added the die cut sentiment.  Turns out my sizing wasn't quite right for the die cut alphas, so I had to put them a bit wonky to fit.  I hope that it makes it look a bit more merry ... still debating on putting a longer strip on top with the sentiment not so squishy.

I cut some tropical leaves in two sizes from four different green cardstock sheets with my Cameo, curled for dimension, layering them together to help frame the image.



Here are a couple more pics,
just click on them if you would like to see them in more detail.

   


If you would like to learn more about my "eggy" flamingo card,
click HERE or on the image below.


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Copic markers - flamingos - R000-20-21-22
Copic markers - hat/scarves/shoes - blue - B01-04-05-06
Copic markers - hat/scarves/shoes - green - YG03-25-67
Copic markers - hat/scarves/shoes - pink - RV00-21-23-25-25
Copic markers - eggs - Y11-13-15
Copic markers - ground - E41-42-43-44-47-49
Wink Of Stella clear glitter brush - to add sparkle to the eggs
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
Spinach and Evergreen
Kaisercraft - 12x12 patterned paper - Boho Dreams collection- Young
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #10191
Tropical Leaves by Sarah Bailey
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #131819
Tropical Leaves by Sophie Gallo
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft - release paper
Kaisercraft - Decorative Dies - Handwritten Alphabet
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment & foliage

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Sending a big Thank You to Sasayaki Glitter and Krafters Cart for sponsoring

I hope I have inspired you to get creative and look forward to seeing your work shared in the challenge gallery.  
Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

~~~*~~~*~~~
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Sunday, 1 October 2017

Getting sketchy with the My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog DT

It's time for another challenge with us at the
My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog


Our challenge for October is
Challenge #40 - Anything Goes
The DT had threee three sketches, you don't need to use them,
they're here to help inspire you to get creative.


 
#1                                                        #2
#3

Remember:
You can participate with ANY project; altered, scrapbooking pages, cards, and anything you can think of.  If you have My Besties images, that would be ideal, but you can use any kind of stamps or digital stamps.
And also remember:
You are playing for My Besties digital Stamps!

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Today I had the pleasure of colouring and creating with the super cute Sherri Baldy's My Besties img409 Urban Farm Diva Daisy May digital stamp to make a birthday card.



I used the first sketch and rotated it so that the image and panels were vertical.
I decided to make a 7" x 7" square card, sizing the image and panels to suit the features of the sketch.  I printed the image on X-Press It Blending card, heat set and coloured with Copic markers.

I created the 7" x 7" top folding card base by cutting two panels, scoring 1" down on the back panel to make the top fold and adhered the panels together.  Handy hint - rub your embossing stylus on a cake of soap to make the scoring smoother and crisper.

I adhered a panel of cardstock to the card front then layered the sheet of 6 1/2" patterned paper on top for a perfect border.  I punched a two strips of cardstock using Fiskars Fall Foliage border punch and layered them together, slightly offset, to make the middle panel from the sketch.  There is a thin strip of cardstock that becomes "waste" from the border punching process and I decided to "recycle" the strip by using it as a decorative accent against the foliage border, adding more contrast to the panel.

I die cut two doilies and layered them together then popped them with thin foam squares.

I trimmed the image panel down to size and double matted with cardstock, getting the perfect edge with my Perfect Layers ruler, 1/8" and 1/4".  I took some rich orange cardstock, punched a decorative edge using Fiskars Scalloped Sentiment border punch and adhered it under the matted image panel.  The matted image panel was popped in place with thick foam squares for more dimension.



I used a variety of flower punches to create some layered flowers, finishing each one off with a rhinestone.  Some flowers were adhered to the image panel and doily, otheres were popped with foam dots.  The finishing touch was the layered butterfly and a portion of black bling flourish.
The cluster of flowers and butterfly with bling are my creative
version of the camera and tag with twine from the sketch.

Lucky last came the die cut sentiment.


If you have visited before, you will know that I always have extra photos to share.
Click on each one to view in full screen to see the details in close-up.

   



NOW it's YOUR turn!
I hope that I have inspired you to get creative with your
My Besties (or other branded) images and make a project to enter the
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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Sherri Baldy My Besties - digital stamp - img409 Urban Farm Diva Daisy May
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-01-11
Copic makers - lips - R21-22
Copic markers - hair/basket - E30-31-33-35-37
Copic markers - hat/top/shoes - R0000-000-00-20-21-22-2427
Copic markers - overalls/headband - BG0000-000-11-13-15-18-49
Copic markers - flowers - Y38 + YR04-07-09 + R81-83-85 + YG03-25
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - Summer
Aqua, Pool, Blush, Fireberry
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Papaya
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
Kaisercraft - 6 1/2" paper pad - Fine & Sunny collection
Perfect Layers Rulers
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft die release paper
Kaisercraft Decorative Dies - Doilies
Paper Smooches - Birthday Words Dies
assorted flower punches
Fiskars border punch - Fall Foliage & Scalloped Sentiment
Fiskars butterfly punch
rhinestones - coloured with Copic marker R05
Bella! Bling flourish
foam squares
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the butterfly, flowers & leaves

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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A Bit More Time To Craft - Challenge #53 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - WK 38 - Anything Goes
Colour It!  Create It!  Show It Off! - October Challenge - Halloween / Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges - Challenge #3 - Always Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - WK38 - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - October 2017 Challenge - Fully Loaded
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #19 - Anything Goes
My Besties 3D and More - Challenge #10 - October 2017
Anything Goes with a Bestie
My Besties Art Spain - Challenge#17 - Anything Goes + Stamp
+ optional theme The Symbol Of Peace
My Besties Deutschland - Challenge #45 - Everything Goes with My Besties
My Besties Dutch Girls - Challenge Anything Goes option Label
My Besties France - Challenge #68 - Anything Goes
My Besties International Challenge Blog - October Challenge - Anything Goes
optional theme - Making Spirits Bright 
QKR Stampede - Challenge #263 - Cut It Up or Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #125 Anything Goes
option Use The Colours Orange And Brown
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Anything Goes
Star Stampz - Lots Of Layers
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD Challenge for Sep 26th to Oct 2nd