Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Hannah Lynn Centre Stepper Card

Hi All,

For my next experimentation i decided to give a centre step card a go. I viewed some templates online and then gave it a go generating my own, as you can imagine there were some failures LOL before i got to the dimensions i wanted.

Because i really love this image i wanted to keep the rest of the card fairly simple so she is the main focus and isn't she gorgeous. I may add a sentiment later, i am not sure at this stage but that's the joy of this image i think you could use it for any number.

For this card i used...
Janessa, Digital image by Hannah Lynn
Copics G05, R46, 0, E000, E00, B16, Y18, C1, C5, C7, C9
Gelly Rolls Silver star and Clear Star
Gems and card stock all from stash.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges

Have fun Crafting

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Pink & Brown Tri-Fold Card

Hi everyone,

I am going through a phase of trying out different folds and shapes of cards at the moment and really enjoying it. I recently purchased a Martha Stewart scoreboard so this may have prompted my experimenting :)

This time i have tried out a Tri-fold card and i really like the way it turned out. I made mine slightly smaller than most out there (each panel is 12cm x 12cm) mainly because i do not have a paper cutter than can handle A3 cardstock so that is my next purchase on the agenda. I do a lot of my cutting with a metal ruler and craft knife but i am not the best at straight lines :)

I went with a pink and brown theme as i wanted to use up some of the items i already had in my stash, and the Hannah Lynn image was one i printed and cut out a while back but never got around to using.

For this card i used...
Hannah Lynn digital Image
Butterfly and Sentiment stamps by Flourishes
Sentiment on middle panel i generated using the computer and printed out
Pink, Clear and Mini clear gems from Stash
Ribbon from stash
Martha Stewart Border and Corner punches
Digital papers all by Pink Petticoat
White and Black card stock from stash
Copics E000, E00, E33, E35, E37, R81, G05

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges

Thanks for joining me, i am off to do some more experimenting

One Layer Card

Hi everyone,

Trust your weekend is going well so far. Had some sun in Brisbane today but more rain predicted for next week. We do need it though so shouldn't really complain.

Well one of the challenges i am entering this week is "One Layer" which is basically your card blank and any stamped or printed image with minimal embellishment. I have to say they are a little trickier than they look but it did give me the perfect opportunity to play around with my digital stamps and papers.

I took my digital paper and overlayed the digital stamp on top but felt it needed something a little more and decided to add a frame in to the mix. I picked a digital frame from my collection and then re sized the image and played around until i had it in the position i wanted. I left the inside of the image white and made the rest of the background clear so you could see the frame and paper behind. I took the paper and overlaid the framed image and it looked a lot better.

i then copied the completed layered image into word and re sized the whole thing slighting and positioned it on my paper, remembering to turn the image upside down as i am going to fold the card in half to make my card. I then trimmed the paper down to the size i wanted and leaving a decent sized white border. The folded the card in half.

I coloured the image with Copics and Sakura Gelly rolls as i wanted to add a little sparkle without any additional embellishments.

Here is my completed card...

For this card i used...

X-Press it blending card (i print all my digital stamps on to this)
The Paper Shelter Image and digital paper
Frame - from my stash but sadly cannot remember where from
Stamp also my collection
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Sakura Gelly Rolls
Copics RV34, C3, B32, E59, R81, Y32

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Thanks for joining me and happy crafting

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

My first ever Criss Cross Card

Hi everyone,

Hope your week isn't going too badly so far, almost half way through now.

Well this card is a rarity for me for a few reasons, firstly it is my first attempt at a Criss Cross card, there was not a single Copic just feels wrong LOL and not a digital element, stamp or paper in sight and i have used traditional Valentines colours and image. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out and i hope you like it.

I made up my card using the papers from my collection and decided that i would make the band removable, plus this way you can reposition the image so if you want to make the message on the removable panel secret you can do or you can move the image down slightly so you can see the top. I took pictures of all three pieces so you could see in a little more detail.

The completed card assembled

Just the band (don't you love my mini bucket in the background)

The insert with the gem detail i added.

For this card i used...

Black card from my stash
Papers & Image Country Companions by Do Crafts
Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies
White and Red ribbon from Stash
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Adhesive red and Heart shaped gems
White card from stash

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges

Thanks for visiting

Monday, 18 February 2013

Alternative Valentines Card - Kenny K

Hi everyone,

well you know how i am at being alternative when it comes to my cards and i do like making bright and funky ones. With this in mind a couple of the challenges which i wanted to enter all relate to love etc because of Valentines day, well i figured i would step completely away from tradition and really hope you like my final card.

I used a Kenny K image and coloured her with my Copics. I have to admit i initially coloured her when the power was off a few weekends ago and wasn't really sure what to use her for. I cut her out and left her on my craft table until inspiration hit me LOL

I loved the bright colours and thought they would make a great alternative to the normal reds and pinks, so i cut three panels in the same colour scheme used and embossed them so they had music notes on them. I love the look it gave. I wanted a little bit more texture so i used some black embossed paper i had to give it a bit more edge. I then adhered to my card, after much playing around to get the layout right. I tend to cut out all my different panels together and play around till i am happy as i have a tendency to change my mind.

I added black ribbon and bow (well ribbon i had, coloured with my Copic) and adhered these in the corner of the card and added heart gems in each of the corner. When it came to the sentiment i had an idea of what i wanted to say so typed this out using Word and the many free fonts i have downloaded over time and played around with it until i was happy and then printed this straight onto yellow card stock, cut it out with my small circle Spellbinders Die and adhered to the card. I used dimensionals to add lift to my image as i wanted her to be the focal point and i am really happy with the results.

Hope you like it? here it is...

For this card is used...

Kenny K Digital Image
Card stock was all from my stash
White Ribbon coloured with Copic
Couture creations embossing folder
Heart Gems from my stash
Copics (sorry didn't note these down at the time)
computer and free fonts for sentiment
Spellbinders Circle Die

i would like to enter my card in the following challenges...

Thanks for visiting and happy Crafting 


Sunday, 17 February 2013

The Paper Shelter DT Call - Nothing ventured Nothing gained

Hi everyone,

Hope you have all had a good weekend so far, hard to believe it is virtually over already.

The Paper Shelter are running a DT call until the 20th February. I love their digital images and have a few in my now becoming quite vast digital stamp collection and i figured why not, give it a go and see what happens.

I purchased this image recently (from The Paper Shelter) and i wasn't sure how much use i would get out of it. Well the answer to that is heaps, i love it and it is a joy to colour. I also wanted to try something different so i took a digital paper and overlaid the digital image on top and removed the non required white areas so that it left me only with the image to colour. I think it really makes the image pop and i love the effect it gives. I did this using the free software GIMP but i know you can do it using word or any photo editing software. I then coloured her in using my beloved Copics. I would expect it would depend on the printer you have but i was able to use my colourless blender to correct several mistakes without it having any affect on the printed digital paper, it didn't fade it or affect it in anyway.

All the papers used are digital ones i have in my collection but sadly i cannot remember where i obtained these now as i got them when i first started crafting and this was before i started logging everything.

For this card i used...
Little Red Riding Hood Digital Image by The Paper Shelter
Digital papers from my stash
Flowers are by Kaisercraft
Gems and ribbon are from my stash
Cardstock from stash
Spellbinders Die
Marianne Leaf Dies
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Sakura Black Aqualip
Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll

Hair  E21, E25, E29
Basket   E47, E49
Cape, Shoes and Bows R29
Face   E000, E00, G05, R11
Dress and Socks C3, C5

As always thanks for visiting and hope you have fun crafting


Sunday, 10 February 2013

Simple but effective Valentine

Hi everyone,

me again back with another card, this one came about as my mum gave me an embossing folder as she had managed to buy the same one twice...oops. It was certainly my gain and i really like it. As the embossing is really gorgeous on its own i did not want to do too much to the card in case it detracted from it.

Here is what i came up with...

I used the following to make this card
Couture Creations Happiness embossing folder
Flourishes sentiment stamp
Heart Punch
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Mini Gems from stash
Clear star Gelly roll

I would very much like to enter my card in the following challenges

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Nothing says i love you like a heart filled with bling!

Hi everyone,

For this card i wanted to combine a number of challenges but also step outside of my comfort zone a little more. I have to say it turned out better than i hoped as i was beginning to think i have may have over done it somewhat. One of the challenges is your favourite colour combo and i really really love white and blue, its just so fresh. I know its not your typical valentines colours but then i do like to be different.

Let me know what you think...

For this card i used..
Nitwits "Promise" collection for all papers
Heart Doily from stash
CC Designs digital image
Red, Blue, Purple gems from Kaiser craft
Pearls from stash
Clear star Gelly Roll
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Heart die (sorry cannot remember brand)
Card Base Kmart
Copics B21, B32, BV02, E50, R81, C0, C5, C7, C9, 0
White Gel pen
Sentiment by Flourishes

I would very much like to enter this in the following challenges

Thank you so much for visiting and any comments left

Flourishes Challenge

Hi everyone,

well it didn't take me to long to play with my stamps and i thought it only fitting to used them on the Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes. Their challenge this week is a sketch which i must confess is not always my strong point, but hey i gave it ago and i hope you like my card.

For this card i used...
Flourishes Rose Stamp and Sentiment
All Papers are Nitwits "Promises" kit
Clear Star Gelly Roll
Purple & Blue Gems by Kaiser Craft
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Copics G00, G02, B00, B02, BV02, BV04

Whilst the image took a long time to colour it was so worth it, i was amazed at the quality and detail and will definitely be purchasing some more Flourishes goodies. Now i just need to win the lotto to purchase everything i want and then i think i will be good.

I would like to enter this in...

Take care and thanks for visiting


Monday, 4 February 2013

Pink and Brown LOTV

Hi everyone,

I love Pink and Brown i think it is such a fabulous colour combo and there are so many things you can do with it depending on the shades you use. I went for Mocha and Blossom from the Pink Petticoat range, those of you that have followed me for a little while know that i adore Pink Petticoat and the value for money is amazing and you are virtually always guaranteed to have the colours you need. So i printed out some different patterns and the solids on to card stock. I then decided i wanted to try a little more busy layout than i usually do. I love the detail loaded more busy layouts but i just find i can never get it to balance and i end up fussing constantly and giving up. I was determined this would not be the case this time.

I have a tendency to be highly critical with myself but i must confess that i am really happy with the way this turned out and i definitely think 2013 is the year to broaden my craft techniques. Its a bit hard to tell from the photo but the chipboard heart and flowers are coloured with metallic brown and pink star gelly rolls and they are lovely and sparkly.

For this card i used...
LOTV Image
All patterned and plain papers by Pink Petticoat
Spellbinders dies
Martha Stewart border punch
clear star, pink star and metallic brown Gelly Rolls
Copics E27, E34, E50, E71, E25, E17, R20, R81, G17
Chipboard heart and flowers all by Scrapmatts
Larger Gems by Kaiser Craft - Favourite Embellishment
Small gems (in flowers) are by Stencil Specilists

I would very much like to enter this card in the following challenges...

I appreciate each and every comment/suggestion left and thank you for visiting

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Any excuse to use Nitwits Promise Papers

Hi everyone,

I just downloaded the Nitwits Promise Collection and i was just itching to use the papers. If you are anything like me and the thought of trying to figure out matching papers fills you will dread more often than not these kits are fabulous ha ha. I love the colours and they print beautifully and i like that with digital elements and papers i make them fit my project rather than work my project around them. It is the same reason i love digital stamps so much, that and i don't end up covered in ink.

This card uses another CC Designs digital image, i must confess that i had avoiding using these for a while as i find the hair a lot harder to colour. That's another reason why i love the Hannah Lynn images so much. But i figured time to get out of my comfort zone and i am not going to improve until i practise.

For this card is used...
Patterned and Solid papers from Nitwits Promise Collection
CC Design Digital Winter Nora
Copics BV02, B41, B63, BV000, E35, E31, E33, E50, C2, C1
Sakura Black Aqualip
Gelly Rolls Silver Star, Clear Star, Sky Star
White Ribbon from stash, i coloured this with Copics
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Kaiser Crafts Gems - My Fave embellishment

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges

Also on a random note what Copic colours does everyone use for Brown or Blonde Hair?

Have a great week and thanks for Visiting

Boys wintery card

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone has had a good week end and that the weather hasn't been to bad where ever you are in the world.

This card i made to combine a few challenges and i have to say i moved and rearranged the layout so many times it made me dizzy before i settled on the finished layout. But that's why i like taking part in these challenges, the chance of winning something is always good, but its the fact that it stretches your own creativity and ideas. You try things you wouldn't normally and although i sometimes stress because it may not necessarily have a lot of ideas on some themes in the end i am always quite pleased at the result and getting outside my comfort zone.

For this card i used the following;

CC Designs Digi Winter Trevor
NitWits Petal Fresh for the patterned papers
Card Blank, Blue backing paper and silver card from stash
Martha Stewart Corner Punch
Snowflake Punch..Xcut?
Gems Kaiser Craft - My Fave Embellishment
Copics C7, B34, C9, B93, C3, C0, E50, B95
Gelly Rolls Clear Star and Silver Star

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges

Have a great week everyone and thanks for visiting