Sunday, June 28, 2015

New Challenge #143 at Glitter and Sparkle

Hello again,
Well its definitely nice to be finally all caught up
on my Blog,
and the sun is shining down outside.
Life is starting to look up again for me.
After a very stressful and hard 6 months
things are finally coming together.
I know you have to go through the bad times
to get to the good.
But sometimes you can't see the end of the tunnel,
and I couldn't have made it this far
with out some very special people in my life.
So I thank them greatly for everything they have done
and for putting up with me
(the Grizzly Bear with the sore head).
Keep your fingers crossed for me please,
 as now I have finished my 1st course
(the 1st step to getting back to work)
I have to have an appointment with the College next week
to see if I can go on a full time year course starting in September.
I really hope I can get in.

Anyway on with the Crafting - yay.

The Theme at

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Bugaboo Stamps who are offering
7 Images from their store.

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

My Project this
week is:-
Courage - Block Sentiments Digi Stamp
(our sponsor)

To begin with I used a Pre-cut 15x15cm

Dot Embossed Scalloped Edged Square Card
And for the Backing Paper I cut a piece of 13x13cm
Red/White Checked Linen Texture Paper
(Riverside Revels - Helz Cuppleditch).
I went around the edges of the Scalloped Base Card
with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
(Tm Holtz).

Next I printed the Image out

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

                                                           Face -              Satin
                                                           Hair -              Mustard
                                                           Neckerchief - Ruby
                                                                                    Cool Grey 1
                                                           Shirt -              Berry Red
                                                           Jeans -            Denim Blue
                                                           Chaps -           Tan
                                                                                    Chestnut (Fringe)
                                                           Boots -            Tan
                                                                                    Walnut (Soles)
                                                           Hat -                Tan
                                                           Saddle -          Chestnut
                                                                                    Burnt Umber
                                                                                    Metallic Copper
                                                           Outline -         Cool Grey 1

I also coloured in the Horseshoe in Metallic Copper Pen,

and I made a Checked Pattern on the word 
'BUT' with Berry Red Pen.

I then cut my Image out,

in its box.
And added some sparkle by adding some 
True Black Glitter
(Glitter Magic) 
to the words 'Courage' and 'Death'
(though it is hard to see in the pictures)

To finish it off I added Glossy Accents

to the Horseshoe, the word 'BUT',
and on the Metal Circle and the Stirrups of the Saddle .

I'd like to enter this Card in the
following Challenges:-

Chocolate, Coffee, Cards - #94 - Seeing Red
Word Art Wednesday - #189 - ATG

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Midway Post, Challenge #39 at Open Minded Crafting

Yay finally 
I have caught up on all my posts and I am back to normal.
As you can tell it is Saturday and therefore its
Mid-Way time at Open-Minded Crafting again.

The Theme at

Our Sponsors are:-

Fairy Tangles who are offering
2 Images.

Lemon Shortbread who are offering
3 Images.

The Art of Ronnie P Barton who is offering
2 Images.

The Fantasy Art of Nikki Burnette who is offering
5 Images.

My Project for this
week is:-
Baroque Clara (with Frame) Digi Stamp
(one of our sponsors)

To begin with I chose a pre-cut Craft Card
Then I cut a 8.5x14.5cm Rectangle of Cream Card
and used the Kaleidoscope of Butterflies Die
Over the top of it I dusted it with Antique Linen Distress Ink
(Tim Holtz)
to make the embossed bits stand out.

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

                                               Vanilla                  - Skin

                                               Blush                    - Skin
                                               Satin                     - Skin
                                               Sunkissed Pink   - Cheeks
                                               Coral                     - Lips
                                               Antique Pink       - Lips
                                               Sandstone            - Hair
                                               Tan                       - Hair
                                               Caramel               - Hair
                                               Cinnamon            - Hair
                                               Raw Sienna         - Hair
                                               Lush Green         - Eyes
                                               Warm Grey 2     - Feathers
                                               Warm Grey 4     - Feathers
                                               Warm Grey 5     - Feathers
                                               Metallic Gold      - Frame
                                               Metallic Copper - Frame

I then Cut the Image out in the Oval Frame
 to fit inside oval of the Die Cut.
 And then fussy cut out the Frame 
to fit on top of the Image,
over the Die cut Cream Card.
I went around all ot the edges 
with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
(Tim Holtz)

 I added a Jute Butterfly and 2 Jute Flowers
(Jute Shapes - Hobbycraft)
and a Jute Bow

To the center of the Flowers 
I added 10mm Dotted Rhinestones
and on the Butterfly I added four 3mm Crystal Rhinestones
to the body .

For my final touch I added Pastel Yellow
3D Pearl Effects
to the Double Rows of Pearls on the Image.

I would like to enter this card in
the following Challenges:

Butterfly Challenge - #33 - F is for Flowers
Ladybug Crafts - June - Use Your Dies
Simply Create Too - #88 - Old/Vintage/Shabby Chic
Sparkles Monthly - #69 - Vintage/Shabby Chic

Friday, June 26, 2015

Challenge #142 at Glitter N Sparkle

Post #9, 
Here is the 6th of my Glitter n Sparkle Blogs that I have missed.
I was inspired by the Sketch that was from

The Theme at
One For The Boys

My Project this week was:-
Dragon Josh Digi Stamp
from Pink Gems Designs
(one of our sponsors)

To start with I used an A4 sheet of White Card
which I folded and cut to make a 14cm Square Card.

Next I cut a 12.5cm Square of Lime Green Card

For the Backing Papers I used 
a 12cm Square of Green Striped Paper
(Spots + Strips, Festive Collection - Papermania)
and a 4x12cm Rectangle of Glitter Spots Paper
(Safari Kids - DCWV)

printed the Image out three times

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

                                               Satin                   - Skin
                                               Putty                  - Skin
                                               Red                     - Horns
                                               Berry Red          - Claws
                                               Leaf Green        - Dragon Body/Wings
                                               Bright Green     - Dragon Body
                                               Forest Green    - Dragon Body
                                               Pastel Blue        - Belly/Tail
                                               Blue Pearl          - Belly/Wings/Tail/Dragon Nose
                                               China Blue         - Ears/Belly/Wings/Tail
                                               Midnight Blue   - Belly/Wings/Tail
                                               Chestnut            - Hair
                                               Walnut               - Hair
                                               Metallic Silver   - Eyes

I then Die-Cut out 1 of the Images using a 5.5x7.8 Die,
 Ovals Collection
(Stampin' Up!)
For the second Image I fussy cut out the Head and Body
and for the third Image I cut out the Head
and decoupaged the layers up.
And I used the 6.6x8.9 Oval Die on some Lime Green Card 
for the back of the Image.

Next I stamped out the Sentiment
Happy Birthday
(All B Designs - Free with Crafts-Beautiful)
using Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink
(Tim Holtz)
then cut around the Stamp,
and backed it onto some Lime Green Card.
Colouring in the Stars with Metallic Silver Promarker Pen.

For my finishing touches I added Glossy Accents 
to the Dragon Wings.
And 4 Confetti Silver Stars 
around the Bottom of the Image.

I'd like to enter this Card in the
following Challenges:-

Cards And More - 135 - Dots
Cute Card Thursday - #379 - Stars  and/or Stripes
I Love Promarkers - #275 - Things With Wings
Shopping Our Stash - #207 - For The Boys
The Crazy Challenge - #200 - Spots and Stripes

Midway Post, Challenge #38 at Open-Minded Crafting

Post #8, 
Here is the 3rd of my Open-Minded Crafting Blogs that I have missed.

I was inspired to make a Trinket Box
when I saw this Image.
Hope you like it.

The Theme at

My Project is:-
Simple Pleasure Digi Stamp
(one of our sponsors)

To begin with I first printed off the Image
on White DC Paper.
coloured the Image
using my Promarker Pens.

                                                                       Dusky Rose

                                                                       Meadow Green
                                                                       Pastel Green
                                                                       Cool Aqua
                                                                       Metallic Gold 

I then handcut the Image out,
(leaving tabs on the flaps)
Using a Sheet of A4 White Card I traced around the Image,
and extended the Flaps to 6cm to get the shape of the Box.
Once I had Cut it all out I glued it together 
using the extra tabs I had left on.

Finally I added a 10mm Blue Rhinestone Heart Gems

to the center of each of the Yellow Triangles,
and a 3mm Round Crystal Rhinestone
to the Center of the Design
(both Gems from my stash).

I would like to enter this card in
the following Challenges:

2 Creative Chicks - #26 - ATG
Craft My Life - June/July - ATG

Challenge #140 at Glitter N Sparkle

Post #7, 
Here is the 5th of my Glitter n Sparkle Blogs that I have missed.
This one I made for my Fiance's Birthday.
Happy Birthday to him
(and yes he did get spoilt).
I was inspired by the Sketch that was from

The Theme at
Anything Goes

My Project this week was:-
Fisherman's Delight Digi Stamp
from Pattie's Creations
(one of our sponsors)

To start with I used a sheet of A4 Light Blue Card
and I folded it in half and cut to make a 14.5cm Square Card.

Then I cut a 14cm Square Blue Crayon Rub Paper
 and two 4x8cm Rectangles
of Green Crayon Rub Paper
(both from my stash)
for the top Left and bottom Right Corners.

printed the Image out twice

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

                                                            Basket          Sandstone
                                                                                  - Cinnamon
                                                                                  - Cocoa
                                                                                  - Burnt Sienna
                                                                                  - Shale
                                                                                  - Cool Grey 3
                                                                                  - Black
                                                            Fish               - Mustard
                                                                                  - Coral
                                                                                  - Pastel Green
                                                                                  - Cool Grey 1
                                                                                  - Cool Grey 3
                                                                                  - Cool Grey 4
                                                                                  - Cool Grey 5
                                                            Wellies         Mustard 
                                                                                  - Honeycomb
                                                                                  - Grass
                                                                                  - Pear Green
                                                                                  - Moss
                                                            Background Cool Aqua 

I then Cut out one of the images in a 8x8 Square.
Using the other Image I fussy cut out the Fish and the Wellies,
and Decoupaged them both up.

I then Backed the Image on to a 
9x9cm Square of Navy Blue Leather Effect Card
(from my scrap box).

I typed out my own sentiment on the Computer,
cut it out and backed it on to some of the Navy Blue Card.

I'd like to enter this Card in the
following Challenges:-

Creative Corner - Happy Birthday
Shopping Our Stash - #207 - For The Boys

Challenge #139 at Glitter N Sparkle

Post #6, 
Here is the 4th of my Glitter n Sparkle Blogs that I have missed.
With the perfect Quote from C.S Lewis
(who wrote 'Alice in Wonderland' and other books)
which suits me down to a 'Tea'.

I find it so hard to put a book down once I've started it.
And I always disappear off into the world of which I am reading,
laughing and crying out loud
(usually to the annoyance of anyone who is around me)
living the lives of the characters with them.

The Theme at
Include An Animal

My Project this week was:-
Book And Tea Digi Stamp
from Digi Blessings 
at Stitchy Bear Stamps
(one of our sponsors)

To start with I drew myself a Book of Tricks Template to work from.
Then using an A4 sheet of Deep Blue Leather Effect Card
I cut out the Largest Size.
For the Middle Page I used a Sheet of A4 White Card
and for the smallest Page 
I 1st printed off an 2 page spread of a book
(which has been blurred so you can't read the print)
then cut it out with the template.

Next I printed the Image and 
the accompanying Quote
  on White DC Paper
and coloured the Image in
using my Promarker Pens

                                                            Ivory - Book Pages
                                                            Dusky Pink - Mouse Ears
                                                            Mustard - Teabag Paper
                                                            Poppy - Cherries
                                                            Pastel Blue - Cup
                                                            Denim Blue - Cup/Saucer
                                                            Cool Aqua - Book Cover
                                                            Duck Egg - Saucer 
                                                            Sandstone - Buns
                                                            Caramel - Mouse/Tea/Buns
                                                            Cinnamon - Mouse/Tea
                                                            Cocoa - Mouse/Buns
                                                            Burnt Sienna - Tea
                                                            Shale - Mouse Feet
                                                            Cool Grey 1 - Cup/Spoon/Steam
                                                            Cool Grey 3 - Cup/Saucer
                                                            Cool Grey 4 - Cup/Saucer/Mouse Nose
                                                            Black - Buns

I then Die-Cut both the Image and the Quote out 
using 2 sizes of Ornate Frame Squares
Once cut I the went around the edges of both with my
Denim Blue Promarker Pen.
On The Quote I used Dark Smokey Blue Decorative Pastel Chalk
to highlight the edges.

Down the center of the Book Of Tricks 
I place a Blue/White Checked Ribbon
and I had made a bow from the same ribbon to place at the top.

To finish off I added some Holographic White Glitter
(Glitter Magic)
to the Spoon.

I added 2mm Red Rhineston Gems
to the Buns

 And finally I added some Glossy Accents 
to the Mouse's Glasses to make them 3D.

I'd like to enter this Card in the
following Challenges:-

Bunny Zoe's - June - Furry Friends
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #317 - Inspired by a Book
Stitchy Bear Stamps - FB - June - ATG
Try It On Tuesday - Tea Cups