Sunday, April 26, 2015

New Challenge #134 at Glitter N Sparkle

Hello again,
Well it has been a rather quiet week this week,
for which I am glad.
I can finally catch my breath and take some time to catch up
on those things that I have been letting slip.
You know like that pesky housework lol.
Think I am finally balancing College and everyday life.

Anyway on with this weeks project,
for which I went with an Indian Theme.

The Theme at
Easel Card

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Bugaboo Stamps who are offering
7 Images from their store.

Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet who are offering
$10 Gift Certificate for their store.

My Project this week is:-
Elephant Paisley Digi Stamp
from Bugaboo
(one of our sponsors)

To start with I made a Double Easel Base Card 
from Mustard Yellow Card
Then I used some Pearlised Amethyst Paper
for the Base and the Right Side Face.
For the Left Side Face I used some Indian Pattern Paisley Flower Paper
For the Corners of the Faces I used 
Ivy Blossom - 3 in 1 - Corner Punch
on both the Mustard Card and the Papers.

Next I printed the Image out
  on Pearlised Gold Paper
(Ross Papers)
Making one of the Elephants 
face the other way.
 Then I Die-Cut them both out using Majestic Labels 8
And went around the edge with my 
Slate Promarker Pen.

For the Sentiment I Heat Embossed the Birthday Stamp
(A Taste Of India - Sheena Douglas)
 on the Amethyst Paper
with Watermark Ink
and Gold Embossing Powder
Cut it down and I used the 
Ivy Blossom Corner Punch on each End.
Then I backed it onto some Mustard Card.

Next I Heat Embossed the Indian Trim Clear Stamp
so that it lay where the Easel Fronts would open to.
using the Watermark Ink and the Gold Embossing Powder.

In the Center where the 2 Easels meet
I Handcrafted a Bow from Gold Holographic Ribbon

And finally I added 3mm AB Purple Rhinestones
around the Images, 
the Sentiment, 
and also in a line down each side 
for the Easel Faces to rest against.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

New Challenge #133 at Glitter N Sparkle

Thought I would give you all an update on the rest of this week today.
I finally started my Accountancy Course this week,
and I am LOVING all of it.
I do 2 days a week which its taxing on my Physical Health,
but the mental stimulation is fantastic.
Doesn't matter how old you are
you can always learn something new.
So for me this is the start of me
trying to get back to some kind of work.
And I so can't wait to do all of my training.

This week I wanted to try something new
(not card based)
and create a 3D Project.

The Theme at
Anything But A Card

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Limited Runs who are offering
3 Images from their store.

Sammi's Stamps who are offering
$12 Gift Certificate for their store.

My Project this week is:-
Art Deco Flower Digi Stamp
from Limited Runs
(one of our sponsors)

To start with I used a Plain Glass Coffee Mug 
I had in my cupboard, 
which I though could use a bit of jazzing up.

Next I printed the Image out on White DC Paper
to the size of the Mug.
I cut out the Circle and the stuck 
the Image to the inside of the Mug.

Using this as a template I used
 Black Glass Paint
to go around the out line of the Digi Image.
Then using the Yellow, Red, Green, Blue and Black 
Glass Paints
(all by Grafix)
I coloured the Image in on the Glass Mug.
Mixing the colours when needed.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Midway Post, Challenge #34 at Open-Minded Crafting

It's Saturday, 
which means its the Halfway Post over at Open-Minded Crafting.

This has been a very hard week for me.
Unfortunately one of my beloved Furbabies died,
my little Smudge.
Even though he was the biggest of my cats he wasn't even 6 years old.
We dont even know why he died as he was healthy and had never had
any problems nor been ill at all.
I realise it was just his time to go, but it still hurts so much.
My other cat Tiger is constantly crying for his 'Brother',
 but we have been having lots of hugs and cuddles.

The Theme at
Recycle Something

Our Sponsors are:-

Andrea's Lil Pixels who are offering

Dr Digi's House of Stamps who are offering
2 Images.

Smeared Ink who are offering
a $15 Voucher.

Stitchy Bear's Digi Shop who are offering
3 Images up to $10.

My Project for this
week is:-
Night Owl Digi Stamp
from Pookie Designs at 
Stitchy Bear's Digi Shop 
(one of our sponsors)

To begin with I covered the outside of a Chocolate Box 
with Embossed Metallic Copper Paper.
and on the inside of the Lid, and the Well inside,
 I covered with Embossed Metallic Red Paper
(both from Craft Planet)

Next I printed off the Image 
on White DC Paper.
coloured the Images
using my Promarker Pens.

                                                            Ivory            - Candle

                                                            Satin             - Skin
                                                            Vanilla          - Skin
                                                            Blush            - Cheeks
                                                            Lemon         - Hair
                                                            Yellow          - Hair/Flame/Collar
                                                            Gold              - Collar/Cuffs/
                                                            Honeycomb - Top/Neckerchief
                                                            Spice             - Top/Neckerchief/Arms/Boots
                                                            Dusky Rose - Lips
                                                            Poppy          - Waistcoat/Candle Holder
                                                            Grass           - Eyes
                                                            Pine             - Trousers

Then I fussy cut it out and placed 
it on the center of the Lid.
To give the Image a bit of sparkle,
I added Xmas Red Glitter to the Waistcoat
and Copper Penny Glitter to the Arm Puffs, 
Neckerchief, and the bands on the Trousers.
(both from Glitter Magic)

To fix the Clasp so that it stays shut I used
a piece of  Self Adhesive Hook and Loop.
(Anker International)
And I filled the Inside with some Maxi Tealights

Finally I added the 'Happy Birthday' 
'Make a Wish', Candles and the Stars 
from Gold Glitter Peel-Offs
(Glitterations - Papermania).

Sunday, April 12, 2015

New Challenge #132 at Glitter N Sparkle

Back Again,
well I'm finally feeling better after a horrible week of illness.

And what has been happening,
there was this huge yellow hot thing in the Sky this week,
(somebody told me it is called the Sun)
so I have been out enjoying it, hehe.
We have been out looking at my Back Garden,
planning what we would like to achieve this year in it.
Also we had a lovely family day at the local waterpark
with the children, both my Partners and his Sisters.

But could it last, nope back to wind and rain again this weekend.
Never mind more crafting time for me (yay)...
Though this week I start my new course,
which I'm looking forward to and dreading all at the same time.
Lets see if  I can physically cope with what I'm going to be doing!!!!!!
(wish me luck please)

Anyway on with this weeks Card.

The Theme at
Use A Butterfly

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Cute As A Button who are offering
2 Images from their store.

Di's Digi Downloads who are offering
$12 Gift Certificate for their store.

Fitztown who are offering
3 Images from their store.

Lemon Shortbread who are offering
3 Images from their store.

Scribbles Design who are offering
3 Images from their store.

Sunflowerfield who are offering
$10 Gift Certificate for their store.

The Stamping Boutique who are offering
3 Images from their store (4 if one of theirs is used).

My Project this week is:-
Button Love Digi Stamp
from Cute As A Button
(one of our sponsors)

To start with I used a Pre-Cut White Diagonal Easel Base Card
Then I cut out some Pink Card
to fit over the Face of the card.
For the Base and the Face I cut some Butterfly/Blossom Paper

Next I printed the Image out

  on White DC Paper
and coloured it in
using my Promarker Pens

                                                            Vanilla          - Skin,
                                                            Satin             - Skin,
                                                            Blush            - Cheeks,
                                                            Dusky Pink  - Buttons,
                                                            Blossom        - Buttons, Flowers, T-Shirt,
                                                            Dusky Rose  - Buttons, Lips,
                                                            Lavender      - Bag, Buttons, Nail Varnish,
                                                            Lilac               - Bag, Buttons, Trousers,
                                                            Pastel Blue    - Bow, Buttons,
                                                            Denim Blue    - Bow, Button, Trousers,
                                                            Sandstone      - Hair,
                                                            Caramel         - Hair,
                                                            Cocoa              - Hair,
                                                            Burnt Sienna - Hair,

I then Die-Cut the Image out,
using the Medium Oval Ornate Frames Die
(X-Cut XCU503281).
 Using the same Die I also cut it out of Pearlised Purple Card
(Ross Papers)
for the Frame around the Image.

Next I 
put together a selection of Paper Roses for the Base Corner.
I used 1 Large Purple Rose. 
And for the Small Roses, 
I used 3 Cream, 2 Blossom Pink, 1 Magenta, 2 Cyan.
(all from my stash)
And added a Metal Butterfly Charm

To tie the Image in I added some Amethyst Medium Buttons 
to the 4 corners on the Face 
and dotted 3 Small Pink Buttons on  flowers on the BP.
and on the Base I use a row of Small Light Blue Buttons 
as a stopper so the Face can stand up.
And I also added some Glossy Accents
to the Buttons on the Image to make them shine 
like the Plastic Real ones.

And finally I added a Pink Glitter Butterfly Topper
(Hot Pick Decorative Toppers - The Range)
to the corner of the Card.

I'd like to enter this Card in the
following Challenges:-
613 Avenue - #119 - ATG/CYOC
(Easel/Thinking Of You/Metallic)
Cute As A Button - #8 - ATG
Fab N Funky - #254 - Bingo
(Shaped Card/Digital Image/Flowers)
Fussy And Fancy - #136 - Buttons And Bows
(Bow in her Hair)
Papertake Weekly - ATG
Penny's Challenges - #222 - ATG
Pile It On - #64 - Fancy Frames/Beautiful Borders
Sister Act - #101 - ATG
Through The Craft Room Door - ATG
Wags N Whiskers - #151 - Buttons

Sunday, April 05, 2015

New Challenge #131 at Glitter N Sparkle

Happy Easter Everyone.

Well here is my final Easter Card that I have made for the Family.
I wanted it to look nice and Springy.
My Parents own 4 hens and a Cockerel so I chose
these this Image to reflect this.

Well I am not feeling to great today,
mainly thanks to the 'Nephew',
who has stopped the night and I was up with
while he was rather poorly in the night.
Think he might just have passed the icky bugs on to me
so I'm off to bed to curl in a ball and hide for a day or two.

The Theme at
Anything Goes

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Pattie's Creations who are offering
2 Images from their store.

Crafty Sentiments Designs who are offering
3 Images from their store.

Ike's Art who are offering
3 Images from their store.

My Project this week is:-
Easter Chicklets Digi Stamp
from Ikes Art
(one of our sponsors)

To start with I used a Pre-Cut White Tri-fold Base Card
Then using it as a Template for the Rectangle/D-Shaped Front and  
the Rectangle Side I used as the Base,
I cut out Yellow Mustard Card
5mm Smaller to Layer up.

Next I printed the Image out

  on White DC Paper
and coloured it in
using my Promarker Pens

                                                           Chicks -          Buttercup
                                                                                   Coral (Legs)
                                                                                   Caramel (Beak)
                                                           Daffodils -      Pastel Yellow
                                                                                   Meadow Green

I then fussy cut the Image out,
and Layered it up with Foam pads.

Next I handmade a Bow

recycling the Gold Ribbed Ribbon that you find 
around the neck of those Yummy Chocolate Rabbits.

On the Base I added 3 Yellow Paper Roses
and 2 Yellow Organza Ribbon Circle Flowers

And finally I added 8 3mm Yellow Gems
to the Card.

I'd like to enter this Card in the
following Challenges:-
4 Crafty Chicks - #240 - Easter
ABC Challenge - G is for Go Digital
Allsorts Challenge - #305 - Easter
Bastel-Traum - #27 - Easter
Card Mania - #67 - Flowers
Crafty Ribbons - #116 - Easter
Just Inspirational - April - Easter
Lunagirl Moonbeams - Spring Chickens
OSAAT - #234 - ATG with Easter/Passover
RRR - #115 - Things With Wings
Stitchy Bear Stamps (FB) - April - ATG
The Crafter's Cafe - #110 - Easter
Try It On Tuesday - Wings

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Midway Post Challenge #33 at Open-Minded Challenges

It's halfway time 
over at Open-Minded Crafting again.

And for once I'm almost ahead of myself.
Got some nice things to share with you in the coming days.
to begin with I want to show you this weeks project.

The Theme at
Food Related

Our Sponsors are:-

Drawn With Character who are offering
3 Images.

Imagine That! who are offering
3 Images.

Robyn's Fetish who are offering
3 Images.

Zlatoena's Designs who are offering
2 Images.

My Project for this
week is:-
Celebration Cake Digi Stamp
(one of our sponsors)

To begin with I chose a pre-cut White Swing Card
Then using a sheet of 'Tea Party' backing paper
 I cut out the Scalloped Edges with the Inner Template
and for the Circle I used the 5.1cm Circle Die

Next I printed off the Image 
twice on White DC Paper,
making one of the Images a reverse.
coloured the Images
using my Promarker Pens.

                                                            Pastel Pink        - Icing

                                                            Dusky Rose       - Icing
                                                            Coral                   - Candles
                                                            Mustard             - Flames
                                                            Apple                  - Candle
                                                            Sandstone          - Cake
                                                            Cinnamon          - Cake
Then I Die-Cut both of them out using the 4.1cm Circle Die
Once in place I used a Gold Glitter Circle Peel Off
(The Range).

To give the Cake a bit of texture I added 
3D Crystal Glitter Glue 
to the Top Layers of Icing
and for the Second Layers I used Glossy Accents

For my Sentiment I use the Happy Birthday Die

(Joanna Sheen Signature Dies)
on Metallic Gold Card
 (from my scrap pile).

For my final touch I added a row of
Pink Dotted Rhinestones
down the Scalloped Edge of the front of the Card.

I would like to enter this card in
the following Challenges:
Crafts Galore Encore - April - Make A Card
Crafting By Designs - April - ATG
Crafty Catz - #273 - ATG
Crafty Sentiments - More Than 1 Fold
Kreativeinkauf - #25 - Happy Birthday
Seize The Birthday - ATG Birthday
Simply Create Too - #82 - ATG
Simply Papercraft - #1 - ATG
Suzy Bee's - #74 - ATG with Pastel Colours