Sunday, August 24, 2014

Back to School Fairy

Lacy Sunshine's challenge #40 has a theme of 'Back to School'. The image I used is their  freebie  for participating in their last challenge using  a Lacy Sunshine image, else it is available for $2.00 while the challenge #40 lasts.  I think she is a little darlin'! 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Lacy Sunshine's 'crystalwhisk fairy'
Sentiment: computer generated
Paper: designer paper from DCWV 'the once upon a time stack' , Stampin'Up's Orchid Opulence and the dark purple back ground mat from stash.
Die Cuts: Spellbinders, Heartfelt Creations 'Belle Rose' for the foliage
Flowers die cuts: Cherry Lynn designs - 'Sweet Williams';  punch -EK Success  retro 5/8th inch flower
Other :purple brads, lilac half pearls,rhinestones,  stickles

Top Three placement at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge

1. Lacy Sunshine Challenge #40 Back to School
2. A Creative Romance: challenge Fantsy
3. DigiDesigns Challenge: Back to School Challenge
4. Creative Corner Challenge: Girly
5. Sister Act Card Challenge: #71 Anything Goes
6. Wag 'n' Whiskers Challenge #136 Back to School/For a Teacher
7. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned paper Challenge August Challenge
8. Sparkles Monthly Challenge: 'Back to School'
o. Scrapbooker PhD:#14 3 die cuts+add a little sparkle*dies-Spellbinders; nestabilities, heartfelt creations,  and Cherry Lynn -sweet williams flower set*    Stickles for sparkle on wings

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Backpack and Friend

Here is another back to school card, this time for our great grandson. 

I used two different images, cutting one out and overlapping the other with it. The backpack image is from a colouring page Thinking Kid and the caterpillar is from Kid's Colouring Central. Coloured them with Prismacolour markers, did a little bit of embellishing, added a computer generated sentiment and was done.  The bug is from a punch I bought at a 'garage' sale. I heat embossed the background using an  IO cling backed  rubber stamp called 'Distressed Lines'. I tried distressing the backpack at bit, not sure if it worked or not.  


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

School Days

Yes it is that time of year and I'm busy making 'back to school' cards, this one is going to a great nephew.

 I first saw this image on a card Nana Connie had made and it quite caught my fancy!The image is from QKR Stampede (love their stamps),the paper is Stampin Up and the colouring was done with Prismacolour Markers. The punch for the banner  is from Stampin Up and  I made the head of the snake and the apple dimensional using foam tape( printed image out twice, coloured  and cut out the two items and placed over the  previously coloured image). The embossed background is from Cuttlebugs's folder 'Tiny Mosaic' .  A quick and easy card to make!

Made Top Three at the Fitztown Challenge Blog!

1. Crafty Sentiments Designs: Back to School
2. Creative Card Crew: #68 Embossing, wet or dry
3. Fan-Tastic Tuesday: Challenge #29 Anything Goes
4. Sweet Stamps #183 Anything Goes
5. Fitztown Challenge Blog: #49 Wet or Dry Embossing
6. Melonheadz Friends:Back to School
7. My Craft Creations:  New Challenge 18/8 - 30/8/2014
8. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Anything Goes
9. The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #17 Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Get Well Soon

Way back when they had a vehicle called  the Chevy Corvair Rampside Pickup.  Neat idea right, it could just pull up beside a ramp and unload or pick up as the situation required. I guess it turned out to be a 'clunker'..  Still think it is a good idea though!! This image is one of the vehicles featured  in the Doodle Party 'Classic Clunkers 2' digital stamp set, see here: Love this set ! Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the challenge at  Incy Wincy Designs this week (August 18th,2014)  and the theme is "Things With Wheels'. Hope you can take a peek and  maybe participate. It is a fun theme. I choose to create a get well  card as my stepson just had surgery on his shoulder and is in for a long period of recovery!

Card Recipe
 5   x 6 1/2 inch card
Stamps: Doodle Pantry digital stamp set ''Classic Clunker 2'
Sentiment: 'Get well soon' from Stampin' Up rubber stamp set   'Wellness Wishes' ; 'Need a Little Pickup' from same stamp set as above (Classic Clunker 2)
Card Stock: Stampin' Up's  whisper white,Bermuda Bay
Colour Medium pre coloured image
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug  'Diamond Plate'
Die Cuts: Memory Box Fauntleroy Crest, Spellbinders Deckled rectangles; Local Rubber Stamp die 'Garden Party'

1. Fairytale Stampers: Challenge #43 Anything Goes
2. Scribble and Scrap Challenge #25 Anything Goes
3. Sentimental Sundays: Challenge #220 Monochromatic Colours
4. The Squirrel and the Fox:Challenge #75 Anything Goes
5. Crafts Galore Encore: Monthly Challenge Anything Goes (my 3rd entry)
6. Reves 2 Scrap:  #3  Anything Goes (optional use pearls - which I did not:O))
7. Sister Act Card Challenge: #70 Anything Goes

Monday, August 18, 2014

Back to School

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #123 - Back to School 
The challenge will run Aug 18th - Aug 30th,2014. .Please join us at Lexi's  I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations  and while there be sure to check out the work by my team mates, they are a very talented bunch!! 

My New Store :D

Sponsor  Fairy Dust Crafts Your one stop shop for Lexi's Digi images and a growing choice of delicious crafting goodies. Their digital images are also available as clear rubber stamp!

Wow, was this ever a hard card to photograph, the 'ballet blue'  true colour tones never came through, don't know how many times I photographed it and even tried  to use software to  gentle it up but guess I just don't know enough about the software to make it work. Finally gave up with a 'C'est La Vie' or in English 'That's Life' :O)! 

This card is for our teenage Granddaughter.

Card details:
Stamp:  'Tashia' image from Cuttlebug Cuties
Die Cuts: Vivienne Butterfly -Memory Box,  Macarena Corner - Memory Box; Heart Banners - La-La Land Crafts
Punches: Stampin Up's Scalloped Hearts, Stampin' Up's Beautiful Wings; EKSuccess - flowers
Paper:  Bp Bunny'blueberry stripe: Stampin' Up   card stock  Ballet Blue, Whisper White; kraft & brown paper from stash
Colour Medium:   Copics for the image flesh tones, and hair ; INK Stampin Up's 'Ballet Blue;  Prismacolor Markers for dress.
Other: rhinestones

1. DigiDesignsChallenges: Back to School
2. Mema's Crafts: August Challenge - Anything Goes
3. Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #59 Back to School
4. Sisters of Craft August Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Brown Sugar Challenge #107 Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Keep on Truckin'

Doodle Pantry is the proud sponsor this week of the  Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 challenge.
 Do hope you take some time to hop over and have a go! Don't forget Doodle Pantry  has a challenge on too, see here and the theme is 'Any Digi Goes'!

Card recipe.
 5   x 5 1/2 inch card.
Stamps: Doodle Pantry digital stamp set 'Big Trucks'; Sentiment from same stamp set.
Card Stock: Stampin' Up's  whisper white, basic black; Designer Paper ?
Colour Medium: Prismacolour Markers
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug  'Diamond Plate'
Punch: Modern labels
Other: black half pearls,  bakers twine, tire embellishment put together from stash items

Crafty Sentiments design: Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: #48 Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Aug 12th-18th -c Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #31 Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish: IDIC #224 Anything Goes
A Girl Who Crafts: August Challenge- Anything Goes
Oddball Art Stamp Company: Show us your Colouring Skills
Sister of Craft- August Anything Goes Challenge

Monday, August 11, 2014

Lacy Sunshine - Summertime

Lacy Sunshine -Challenge 39 Summer  using Eleanor and Pickles - Birdie Fun image!  
Here is a little card using a wonderful image from Lacy Sunshine.If you enter a Lacy Sunshine challenge using one of their images, you can get a  free image at the time of the next challenge. If you want the image but do not intend to enter the challenge you can get the image for $2.00. Fun, fun!

Card details:
Background Stamp: Impression-obsession - Butterflies 
Card Stock: Stampin' Up  whisper white,basic black, lucky limeade;yellow from stash
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders rectangles, Spellbinders 'Foliage' 
Punch: Marvy daisy flower 's, Fiskers daisy punch Recollections 5/8th  circle punch and various sized little hand punches 
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, COPICS for the hair and flesh tones
Other:  yellow/green brads,   Gelly Roll Sakura pen and blue stickles for the eyeglasses


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Cupcake Mice

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Aug. 10th challenge  over at Cupcake Inspirations and the challenge is 'bugs' with an inspirational photo. I choose a cupcake image with ants, seemed appropriate enough. Hope you can join in the challenge.

The digital image is  'Cupcake Ants' by Doodle Pantry and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up.The image was coloured with Prismacolor Markers and sitckles added to give some sparkle. I printed out the pre coloured image and used the ants  to provide dimension (cut out  the ants heads of the three  'peeping' ants and the full body of the three larger ants).  I really don't know know why I bothered to do a non - colour version as I coloured mine  much the same as hers and then used her ants. Go figure:O)!  The long blue border is from a Martha Stewart punch.