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.


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!!!


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:


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.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


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!!!


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