Friday, 26 December 2014

EBW Challenge - Little Rapunzel

Merry Christmas and it's time for the Elizabeth Bells World December 25th challenge. This month we have a theme of Card with a special shape or form. I've picked sweet Little Rapunzel from the Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection. 



I decided to make a Layered Window Frame card based on a tutorial I had seen on SplitCoast Stampers. Here is my card, slightly side on so you can see the depth:




I printed Little Rapunzel on Copic Xpress card and coloured her in with my copics. The colours I used are: skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20, clothes: YR27, YR24, YR21, YG95, YG93, C2, C00, R24, R22,  hair: E59, E57, E55, E53.
Here is a closer look at this lovely image:



We'd love to have you join us in the challenge, so why don't you pop over to Elizabeth Bells World and join us. There is a great prize for the winning entry.


Supplies:

Stamps: Little Rapunzel, Elizabeth Bell Designs
Paper: SU Real Red and Gold metallic cardstockAccessories: SU dimensionals, SU Real Red ink pad, SU Window Frame Collection Framelits die, ribbon from my stash, Wild Orchid Craft flowers, Starburst embossing folder


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

DigiBells - Christmas Gift Card Holder

Today I want to share with you a lovely digital image from Elisabeth Bell - Eden's 2nd Christmas. I just love this sweet image and thought it would make a fabulous gift card holder to hang on the Christmas tree. 




I printed my image on Copic Xpress Cardstock with my Canon inkjet printer and then coloured it in with my copics. The colours I used were: skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20, trees and present: G29, G46, G43, G40, G99 ribbon and clothes and red decorations: R27, R24, R22, R21, R20 bear: E47, E44, E42, E40 hair: E39, E35, E33, E31 lights, decorations and yellow present: Y11, Y15, Y17 


And when you pull the bow, the giftcard magically appears from inside the secret pocket in the card.




Supplies:



Stamps: Digital image - Eden's 2nd Christmas - Elizabeth Bell
Paper: SU Real Red cardstock
Accessories: SU dimensionals, Ribbon, SU Lucky Stars Textured zImpressions Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Nestabilities Gold Ivy S4-400, Gift Card

Monday, 15 December 2014

ABC Challenge - Z is for Zany


Welcome to another fabulous challenge for ABC Challenges - to day it is Z is for Zany and we want to see lots of fun images and creations. For me this theme screams bright fun zany colours so that's what I chose to use. I love bright colours but find them challenging sometimes to work with, here is my card:






The image was provided by our lovely sponsor, Sherri Baldy, and the image I chose was Merry Day. I thought she was very sweet. Sherri has some lovely images, so why don't you check out her site and see if you can find an image or two to play with. Here is a closer look:






The image is printed onto Copic Xpress Card and coloured with Copic Sketch (and Ciao) Markers. The Copics used are as follows: skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20, hair: E57, E55, E53, E51, clothes: B0000, B01, B02, B04, B06, Y11, Y15, Y17, Y0000, R29, R27, R24, R22, G17, G14, C00, C1, eyes: BG01, BG02.



If you haven’t already stopped by ABC Challenges, please do and see what the rest of our fabulous DT have created. Then why don't you try our latest challenge for yourself.

Cheers, for now....

Supplies:



Stamps: Digital image - Merry Day - Sherri Baldy
Paper: patterned paper, SU Pacific Point and SU Real Red cardstock
Accessories: SU dimensionals, Ribbon, Charm

Monday, 1 December 2014

ABC Challenge - Y is for Yuletide

It's December and the year is flying by, but time to take a pause while we start a new challenge at The ABC Challenge. We are up to Y and what better theme than Yuletide, or create something Festive for Christmas as we start the countdown to the festive season. This challenge is sponsored by Paper Shelter, who have some marvellous prizes for our challenge winner.

Here is the card I made with the delightful Holy Night digital stamp. I decided to make a shadow box card and embellish it with some die cuts. I also chose some non-traditional colours. Here is my card:




I printed my image on Copic Xpress cardstock and coloured it in with my copics. The colours I used are: skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, hair: E47, E44, E43, E42, E40, clothes: BG70, BG72, BG75, BG10, BG11, BG13, C00, C2, C0, fawn: E57, E55, E53, E51, E50, holy leaves: G46, G43, berries: R27, R24.
Here is a closeup of my Holy Night image:


 
 

Follow the link over to the ABC Challenge blog and check out the other fabulous DT creations. Then get out your craft gear and join in the fun!!! 

Supplies

Stamps: The Paper Shelter digi: Holy Night, SU Occasional Quotes, SU Endless Wishes

Paper: SU Lost Lagoon and Soft Sky cardstock, embossed textured paper from my stash 
Accessories: SU dimensionals, Marianne design Craftables tree die CR1224, Martha Stewart All Around the Page punch- Large snowflakes

 
 

  

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

EBW Challenge - Christmas or Winter Wonderland

Exciting news, I was accepted as a The Digi Bells guest designer earlier this month and here is my card for Elizabeth Bells World November 25th challenge with a theme choice of Christmas or Winter Wonderland. I've picked Christmas and used one of Elizabeth's beautiful Christmas Digi's: Christmas Bells. 


I printed Christmas Bells on Kryogen card and coloured her in with my copics. The colours I used are: skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20, clothes and cape: R39, R37, R35, R32, YG67, YG25, YG23, YG21, G46, G,43 R29, R27, R22, basket: Y26, Y23, Y21, hair: E59, E57, E55, E51, shoes, muff and ground: C9, C7, C5, C2, C00. I also added some glitter to edge the dress and shoes.
 
Here is a closer look at this lovely image:

 


We'd love to have you join us in the challenge, so why don't you pop over to Elizabeth Bells World and join us. There is a great prize for the winning entry.


Supplies:

Stamps: Christmas Bells, Elizabeth Bell Designs
Paper: SU Real Red and Very Vanilla cardstock,
Accessories: SU dimensionals, SU Dazzling Diamonds, SU Real Red ink pad, Background starburst stamp, Marianne Craftables Christmas tree die CR1224 (cut down), Spellbinders Floral Ovals die and SU Oval Framelits die, ribbon from my stash, SU Noel die Wonderful Wreath framelits dies, Starburst embossing folder



Saturday, 15 November 2014

ABC Challenge - X is for Xtra Special

Time flies when you are having fun and it's the 15th of November before you know it. Today is time for another new challenge at ABC Challenges and were heading towards the end of the alphabet. Today's challenge is X is for Xtra Special we want you to join us by sharing creations made for a special occasion, like a birthday, anniversary or maybe just a card for someone special.

This challenge is sponsored by Kenny K and the design team has been busily creating some wonderful inspiration for you. Here is my card. It's not my usual colours, because I tend to add more bright colours, but my special friend is a fan of the pastel lemon and pink, and the background paper seemed to suit the Kenny K image: Farmer's Daughter




For my card, I printed the Farmer's Daughter digi using my Canon inkjet printer onto Copic Xpress card stock. She is coloured with my copics. The colours I used are: skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, eyes: B00, C9, hair: E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, hat: Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21, Y00, clothes: R85, R83, R81, V0000, Y11, Y00, tree: E40, E42, E44, leaves: G82, G20

I added a sentiment, a tree diecut that I cut out of Copix Xpress card and coloured with my copics, some ribbon, flowers and some pretty butterfly diecuts.

Here is a close look at my image:



Follow the link over to  the ABC Challenge blog and check out the other fabulous DT creations. Then get out your craft gear and join in the fun!!!

Supplies

Stamps: Kenny K digi: Farmer's Daughter, SU Heard from the Heart
Paper: Pale pink cardstock  & designer paper from my stash 
Accessories: SU dimensionals, Memory Box Grand Oak Tree die cut, Memory Box Precious Butterflies die cut Wild Orchid Craft flowers, pink ribbon, GoKreate die cut: XXL Square Frames Frilly #6

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Just for fun - Green and Black Secret Box

A while ago I found a lovely tutorial on Split Coast Stampers for a secret box. I loved the idea, but decided to re-size the box to make it taller so I could decorate it with some Tildas. This is how it turned out:

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I stamped my Tildas using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on kryogen white card stock. I decided to colour the Tildas using the same colours, inspired by the background paper. Green is one of my favourite colours, but I have sometimes struggled when colouring with copics.





I am really happy with my images, and love the way the greens worked for me. The colours I used are skin: E0000, E11, E000, E00, R20 clothes:YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01, YG0000, YG23, G40, hair: E59, E57, E55, E53, E50, flowers and dots on dresses and bows: R24, yellow hat, shoes flower and flags: Y0000, YR20, Y23, Y26, Y29.


Here is the box opened up to reveal it's secrets:



Here is a close look at each of the lovely Tildas which are all from the Pink Lemonade collection: 
Tilda with summer pants



Tilda with a big, big rose



Summer Tilda with flags



Tilda with rose lace dress




Here is the box filled with a dozen Lindt Strawberries and Cream Chocolate. Such a lovely surprise gift for a special friend.


Challenges:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Supplies:

Stamps: Magnolia stamps: Tilda with summer pants, Tilda with a big, big rose, Summer Tilda with flags, Tilda with rose lace dress - all from the 2014 Pink Lemonade collection

Paper: green patterned paper, black cardstock
Accessories: Spellbinders Dies: Floral Frames, Parisian Accents, Parisian Motifs

Saturday, 1 November 2014

ABC Challenge - W is for Water

The 1st of November and the weather is starting to warm up in Australia, which makes it perfect for our new challenge at ABC Challenges. Today our theme is W is for Water and we want to see beach/ocean/water themed items. Our sponsors for this challenge are: Marianne Designs and The Ribbon Girl I have chosen a very sweet Magnolia stamp: Tilda in Key Largo from the 2012 Summer Memories Collection. Here is my card:




For my card, I stamped Tilda on Copic Xpress card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. She is coloured with my copics. The colours I used are: YG0000, Y17, Y15, Y11, YG01, YG03, YG23, G14, YG67, sky: B0000, B000, B01 pond: BG0000, BG11, BG10, clouds: C2, C1, C0, lily pad: G43, G40, rushes: G99, G94, Y17, YR16, YR18

Here is a close look at Tilda:




Follow the link over to  the ABC Challenge blog and check out the other fabulous DT creations.  Then get out your craft gear and join in the fun!!!

Supplies

Stamps: Magnolia: Tilda in Key Largo
Paper: SU Whisper White cardstock,  & designer paper from my stash 
Accessories: SU dimensionals, Spellbinders Floral Oval dies, Magnolia Doohickeys, SU 3/4" circle punch, SU 7/8" Scallop circle punch, Wild Orchid Craft flowers, orange ribbon

Sunday, 26 October 2014

DigiBells GDT Call - Letter to Santa

I popped in to visit the wonderful Digi Bells DT blog the other day and noticed they had another GDT call on. I had such fun as a GDT member earlier this year I decided to apply again. I love Elisabeth Bell's images and her digi's are such fun to work with. 

This challenge has a Christmas theme, and I picked the lovely Letters to Santa digi image. Here is my card:



The image is printed on Copic Xpress card and coloured in with Copic Markers. The colours I used were: skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, jacket and hat: R29, R27, R24, R22, R0000 pants and mailbox: B91, B93, B95, B97, B0000, R22, R24, E47, E44, E42, mittens, holly leaves grass and snowdrops: G99, G94, G40, YG67, YG05, holly berries: R39, R35, R32, background sky: B0000, B000, R60, snow: C00, C1, C0, W1, W00, mouse: W1, W00, R22, R24,  shoes: C7, C5, C3, C1, bird: B91, E42, YG67, G40, hair: E47, E44, E42


Here is a closeup of the image: Letter to Santa:


Challenges:

I am entering this card in the 
The Digi Bells DT: GDT Call


Supplies:

Stamps: Letters to Santa, Elizabeth Bell Designs
Paper: patterned paper, red cardstock,
Accessories: SU dimensionals, Ribbon, snowflake charm, SU edgelits, SU ornament framelits, SU circle framelits, SU sentiment - Occasional Quotes (retired Hostess set), Christmas words embossing border, SU Soft Sky ink and Real Red ink, SU Rhinestones, SU Dazzling Details, SU Soft Sky Seam Binding Ribbon



Wednesday, 15 October 2014

ABC Challenge - V is for Vibrant

Time flies and I can't believe it is the middle of October and time for another challenge at ABC Challenges. Today our theme is V is for Vibrant and it is all about bright happy strong vibrant colours. 

The sponsors for this challenge are Oak Pond Creations and Marker Pop and there have some fun images including the one I chose for today's DT inspiration from Oak Pond Creations: Benedict the Bullfrog:





For my card, I printed Benedict on Copic Xpress card stock. He is coloured with my copics. The colours I used are: YG0000, Y17, Y15, Y11, YG01, YG03, YG23, G14, YG67, sky: B0000, B000, B01 pond: BG0000, BG11, BG10, clouds: C2, C1, C0, lily pad: G43, G40, rushes: G99, G94, Y17, YR16, YR18

Here is a close look at Benedict:




Follow the link over to  the ABC Challenge blog and check out the other fabulous DT creations.  Then get out your craft gear and join in the fun!!!

One last look at my card before you go: 





Supplies

Stamps: Digital image Benedict the Bullfrog - Oak Pond Creations
Paper: Black cardstock, corrugated orange cardstock  & designer paper from my stash in bright colours
Accessories: SU dimensionals, Spellbinders Floral Oval dies, KaiserCraft Butterfly Designer die, Wild Orchid Craft flowers and ivory heart, green ribbon



Challenges

I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Moo Mania Bright and Cheerful







Wednesday, 1 October 2014

ABC Challenge - U is for Unique

Time for another challenge at ABC Challenges. Today our theme is U is for Unique and this challenge is all about whatever you want to do - Anything Goes!!! 
The sponsor for this challenge is Stamp and Create  and I decided to feature the delightful Tilda with Angel the Horse from Magnolia Stamps. I learnt how to tie a chocolate box bow a few weeks ago, and decided to use one on my card today:



Here is a closer look at my little Tilda and the sentiment. When I was a teenager, some of my best friends were the ponies and donkeys I used to ride as often as I could, and every girl needs special friends. 


For my card, I stamped Magnolia's Moulin Rouge Tilda using Momento Rich Cocoa ink on  kryogen white card stock. She is coloured with my copics. The colours I used are skin: E0000, E11, E000, E00, R20 horse: E33, E35, E37, E39, mane: E31, E33, E53, jacket: E59, E57, W9, jodphurs: E50, E51, E53, hair: E47, E44, E43, E42, E40

Here is a close look at my little Tilda and Angel:


And lastly, here is my card all folded up and put together ready for posting to a special friend:



Follow the link over to  the ABC Challenge blog and check out the other fabulous DT creations.  Then get out your craft gear and join in the fun!!!

Challenges:


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:


Supplies

Stamps: Tilda with Angel the Horse from Magnolia, SU Feel Goods sentiment
Paper: SU Very Vanilla cardstock & designer paper
Accessories: SU dimensionals, Spellbinders Floral Oval dies, Martha Stewart Punch around the Page - Cherish, striped grosgrain ribbon (SU retired)

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The Paper Shelter: The Best Day of my Life

Today I want to share a lovely basket I made using this beautiful digital image from The Paper Shelter. It's called The Best Day of my Life.




The basket was inspired by a tutorial a friend shared with me at a Stamp Camp I went to a few weeks ago. My image was a little wide to fit the standard pattern, so I adapted it to make the basket 13cm wide by 10cm high and 10cm deep. It is a great size for filling with treats or gifts for a special person. Here is a view of the side showing the strips I cut out of white card and punched the edges before adding a strip of patterned paper. The strips are 11cm long, which is why they bow out and add another dimension to the basket. I then added a pretty bow to finish off the handle.






Across the back I added 4 strips.  I was careful to match the pattern paper to keep the stripes even.



Here is a closer look at the delightful dragon with her newborn:



I printed the image with my Canon inkjet printer onto Copic Xpress Cardstock and coloured it in with Copic Markers. The Copics used are as follows: Dragon mother: B05, B04, B02, B01, B000, B0000 Baby dragon: V06, V05, V04, Egg shell: YR20, Y26, Y23, Y21, G46, G43  Nest: E55, E53, E51, E50


Challenges


The Paper Shelter is having a DT Call and I am entering with this basket, wish me luck, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

I also am entering the following challenges:







Have a colourful creative day...


Supplies

Stamps: The Paper Shelter - The Best Day of my Life
Paper: Tempting Turquoise and White cardstock, SU designer papers - Sweet Taffy
Accessories:  SU border Punch (retired), SU Tempting Turquoise ribbon (retired), Spellbinders Card Creator die: A2 Divine Eloquence




Monday, 15 September 2014

ABC Challenge - T is for Tic Tac Toe

Time for another challenge at The ABC Challenge. Today our theme is T is for Tic Tac Toe  and we want to see your gorgeous creations using three items or techniques from a line in a Tic Tac Toe board. 

The sponsors for this challenge are Wild Orchid Crafts and StampArt by KathryneToday I decided to use the top row from the Tic Tac Toe and use faux stitching, flowers and ribbon and a gorgeous digital image from StampArt by Katherine - Marie. Here is my card:



My image is printed onto Copic Xpress Card and coloured in with Copic Markers. The colours I used were: skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, hair: E39, E37, E33, E31, jeans: B97, B95, B93, B91,  Y21, Y23, Y26, Y29 shirt and hat: R85, R83, R81 bucket: E57, E55, E53, E50, worm: Y21, Y23, FYR01, shells:R0000, RV10, RV11, fish: G20, G40, YG05, YG23,YG25, G82, G94, FYG2,  sky, B0000, C3, C2, C00, B60, sea: BG0000, BG09, BG02, BG01, sand: Y0000, YR0000, Y00. 
I also added some sparkles to the fish.
Here is the card opened up.





I saw this idea over at Splitcoast Stampers and really liked the way the card could be closed flat for posting, but when it opened, it gave a 3D effect. I changed the size of my card and made the base card taller. Here is the card from the side showing you the depth.




Why don't you pop on over to The ABC Challenge blog and check out the other fabulous DT creations and join in the challenge.


Supplies:

Stamps: StampArt by Katherine - Marie
Accessories: SU  Framelits, SU Daffodil Delight ribbon, SU Marina Mist marker, SU Dimensionals

Paper: Copic Xpress card, Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight cardstock


Monday, 1 September 2014

ABC Challenge - S is for Shabby Chic

Time for another fun challenge at ABC Challenges today. This time we are up to S is for Shabby Chic. Our sponsor for today's challenge are Live and Love Crafts. Here is my card.




For my card  I printed my image on Kryogen card stock and then coloured it with my copics. Then I cut around the image using Stampin' Up Oval framelits and mounted it on Nestabilities Floral Oval that I sponged with blushing bride and Sahara sand inks.

The Copic colours I used are:  skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, hair:E37, E33, E31, dress and bow:R0000, R81, R83, R85 picnic basket: B0000, B91, B93, G20, G82, YG23, YG25, YR0000, YR21, YR24, Y26, Y23, Y21, E55, E53.

I used a Martha Stewarts around the page punch to create a border on my base card, and layered it with papers, lace and a pretty butterfly die cut from my stash. 

I then added a bouquet of beautiful flowers, tied with a pink seam binding and added a charm.  Here is a closer look at this delightful Tilda from the new Pink Lemonade collection, Summer Buzz Tilda:





Why don't you pop on over to http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com.au/ and check out the other fabulous DT creations, and join in our challenge.

Supplies:

Stamps: Magnolia Summer Buzz Tilda from Magnolia's Pink Lemonade 
Paper: patterned paper from my stash, SU Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand cardstock, pink seam binding ribbon, SU brad charm, WOC flowers, lace, pearls
Accessories: double sided tape, Spellbinders Nestabilities Floral Oval, SU Oval Framelits

Challenges:


I am entering this card into the following challenges:





Friday, 15 August 2014

ABC Challenge: R is for Ribbon, Roses & Red

Time for another fun challenge at ABC Challenges today. This time we are up to R and the challenge is to use Ribbons, Roses and Red for your creation. Our sponsor for today's challenge are Marianne Designs & Aurora Wings and I decided to use Aurora Wings Rite of Spring  digital stamp: 



For my card  I printed my image on Kryogen card stock and then coloured it with my copics. Then I cut around the image using Marianne designs Creatables LR0242 die. I then cut a red border using the same die set and added that as a frame.
The Copic colours I used are:  skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, flowers:YR0000, YR00, R0000, R21, BV0000, BV000, BV01, RV0000, RV10, V0000, V01, B0000, B000, B01, YR12, YR02, Y0000, Y10, Y11, G0000, G20, G82, BG11, BG0000, R24, R22


I then added a bouquet of beautiful flowers, tied with a red ribbon and a charm. I used some black and white patterned paper from my stash and a black die cut swirl.

I was really happy with the pastel colours on my image. I usually prefer brighter colours. Here is a closer look:



Why don't you pop on over to http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com.au/ and check out the other fabulous DT creations, and join in our challenge.

Supplies


Stamps: Aurora Wings Rite of Spring digi
Paper: patterned paper from my stash, SU Real Red cardstock, red ribbon, SU embellishment, WOC flowers. swirl die cut from my stash
Accessories: double sided tape, Marianne Design Creatables LR0242