Friday, February 19, 2016

New Challenge #4 at Morgans ArtWorld

Hello Everyone,
Hope everyone has been keeping ok 
and you all enjoyed a lovely Valentines weekend 
with your Loved ones who ever they are.

Don't forget that if you come join us over at 
Morgan's ArtWorld Facebook Group
where every month you will have the chance to receive free Images.
This is February's gorgeous image Teddy Heart

For this Challenge I am happy to be showcasing this months lovely Image.
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This week we are showcasing
Morgan Fitzsimon's and 
Judy Mastrangelo's Images,
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My Project for
this Challenge is:-
Teddy Heart

To begin with I cut 3 x 14.5 Squares from
Pearlised Light Pink Card
(Ross Papers)
I then scored all of the Squares on the diagonal
the placed 2 side to side and placed the 3rd on the diagonal
to make the Triangle shape.

I then layered it up with triangles of paper cut from
Hearts and Words from The Never Not Collection
(NitWits Collection - Simply Cards & Papercraft)

I then printed off the Image
on White DC Paper
And coloured it in using my Promarker Pens:
Cocktail Pink
Dusky Rose
Antique Pink
Meadow Green
Leaf Green
Cool Aqua
Duck Egg
Cool Grey 5
And I fussy cut it out and placed it on top of 
Silver  Glitter Mesh
which I cut to follow the Heard Shape of the Image.

Next I Handmade a Bow using

1cm Silver Ribbon.
(Boyes Haberdashery) 
I also used the Flower Set Punch
and a Flower Punch
using the scraps from the Paper and
Metallic Silver Card.
(The Range) 
Also using some of the Spare Pearlised Pink Card
I used a Leaf Punch.
(Woodware Craft Collection) 

Finally I added 5mm Pink Rhinestones
to the Center of both of the Flowers,
And 3 x 7mm Crystal AB Rhinestones
to the Bottom Right Corner for the Card Face.
(All Gems from my stash)

Lastly I added Glossy Accents
to the Heart of the Image.

Friday, February 12, 2016

New Challenge #2 at Open-Minded Crafting Fun

So sorry,
This posting is a little late.

I had it all set up and ready to go,
but you know (as you do)
you end up saving it instead of publishing it,
and always when you are away from home
and unable to access proper Internet.

Anyways this week has been a very good one,
and I have had some great News.
To start with I would like to congratulate
my Sister and Brother-in-Law
on the birth of their beautiful little Girl on the 9th.
I just can't wait to have a big hug with my new Niece Evie.

Also on the 10th
(on the other side of the Family,
my Brother and Sister-in-Law)
I get to wish my Nephew Samuel a Happy 2nd Birthday.
I just can't believe how quick the time has gone,
it still only feels like he was just born as well.

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Our Sponsors this Month are:-

All Dressed Up who are offering
2 Images from their store

Ppinky Dolls who are offering
3 Images from their store

SLS Lines who are offering
3 Images from their store

Zuri Artsy Craftsy who are offering
3 Images from their store

My Project this
week is:-
Cupido Digi Stamp
from Zuri Artsy Craftsy


To begin with I used a Sheet of A4 Pearlised White Card
I then cut it out using the Box-In-A-Box Template
which I used from Papercraft Inspirations
(Issue 148)
 and then followed all the steps to make the Box.
I can't believe how easy this was to make.

To decorate the Box I used Glitter Heart Paper, 
Glitter Flower Paper and Striped Paper,
all from the Forever Love A5 Paper Pack.
(Forever Friends - Docrafts)
And for the plain card I used Dusky Rose Card

Next I printed off the Image 
on White DC Paper
And coloured it in using my Promarker Pens.
Antique Pink
Cool Aqua
Burnt Sienna
Cool Grey 1
Cool Grey 2
Cool Grey 3
Cool Grey 4
Metallic Gold

I then fussy cut him out and 
added Crystal Glamour Dust
(Deco Art)
to his Wings, Hair and the Arrow Heart.
I also added Glossy Accents
to his Eyes.
then I attached Him to the Front of the Box.

For the Top of the Box I used my Brother Scan and Cut,
and using a piece of the Pearlise White Card I cut a
'With Love Always Heart' 
(Tattered Lace - No 1 Flowers and Foliage)
I then made a 'Posy' using 2 Medium Pale Pink Paper Roses
and 1 of each Small Mid Pink, Dark Pink and White Paper Roses.
(all from The Range)
Backed with a Medium White Leaf.

Finally for my finishing touch
I went around each of the sides and added
 4mm Pale Pink Glitter Gems to each corner.
And to the top I put one Gem in the opposite corner 
to the Flower Posy.
And on the Lid that was left plain
I added 3 in each of the corners in a triangle shape.

I'd like to enter this Card in the
following Challenges:-
A Gem Of A Challenge - #162 - Love Is In The Air
Crafty Cardmakers - #157 - Love Love Love
Creative Card Crew - #106 - Love
Creative Fingers - #102 - ATG
Cute Card Thursday - #412 - Sweet Valentines
Left Of Center - #117 - With Love
Pink And Main - #6 - Love
The Corrosive Challenges - #2 - Love Love Love
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #96 - All You Need Is Cutie Love
Unicorn Challenge - #6 - Lots Of Love

Sunday, February 07, 2016

New Challenge #175 at Glitter N Sparkle

Happy Valentines Day,
I would like to tell you all to make the most of today
to tell the people who are important to you that you love them.
It doesn't have to just be your partner, but also your family members.

My beloved partner doesn't really believe in Valentines Day,
because as he say he loves me every day of the year
so why is this one day more important than any other.
Though a card and a bunch of flowers would be nice lol.

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Love Is In The Air

Our Sponsors this week are:-

All Dressed Up who are offering
2 Images from their store.

Robyn's Fetish who are offering

3 Images from their store.

The EastWind who are offering

3 Images from their store.

My Project this
week is:-
'Aurora' Young Love for Valentines Day Digi Stamp
To begin with I used a sheet of A4 Ivory Card
which I cut to make a Side Step Card Base
(14 x 21.5 cm Flat)

Next I printed it off 
on White DC Paper
And coloured the Image
 in using my Promarker Pens.
Rose Pink
Dusky Rose
Antique Pink
Pastel Blue
Cool Aqua
Denim Blue
Meadow Green
Cool Grey 5

Using the 6pc Heart Die Set 
I Die-Cut out alternate sizes (starting with the Largest)
in Crimson Red Card.
The second largest Die I used for the Image.
And for the Smallest and the 3rd smallest Dies
I used the Ivory Card which was left over from making the Base Card.

For my Sentiment I printed out the Valentine Verse
using Nupital Font
and once it was cut to fit I went around 
the edges with my Crimson Promarker.

On the Steps I used 'I Love You' Red Paper
from the Forever Love Paper Pack
(Forever Friends - Docraft)

On the Front Step I added a few Hearts in the Red Card
(from my odds and end box)

And for the Second Step  I added 
3 Small Burgandy Paper Roses
and 2 Ivory Paper Roses.
(The Range)

For my finishing touches I added some 
Crystal Glamour Dust
(Deco Art)
to the 3 Hearts.
Also to the Paper around the Flowers and the Hearts
on the Digi Image.

New Challenge #174 at Glitter N Sparkle

Hey Everyone,
It's the Chinese New Year tomorrow.
So I thought I would give you a quick little guide to it 
(Courtesy of the Daily Telegraph )
(by Rozina Sabur and Cameron Macphail) 

Chinese New Year 2016- 
The Year of the Fire Monkey 
The New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, 
is marked by the Luni-solar Chinese Calendar, 
so the date changes from year to year. 

Each Chinese New Year is characterised by one of 12 animals 
which appear in the Chinese zodiac. 
The Chinese zodiac is divided into 12 blocks (or houses), 
just like its Western Counterpart, 
but with the major difference being that each house has a 
time-length of one year instead of one month. 

The Personality of the Monkey! 
People born in the Year of the Monkey are characterised as 
lively, quick-witted, curious, innovative and mischievous. 
The general image of people in this Zodiac Sign is of 
always being smart, clever and intelligent, 
especially in their career and wealth. 
In addition, their gentleness and honesty 
brings them an everlasting love life. 
Lucky Numbers: 1, 7, 8 
Lucky Colours: White, Gold, Blue
 Lucky Flowers: Chrysanthemum, Alliums 
Lucky Directions: North, North-west, West 

Which Chinese Zodiac sign are you? 
Your sign is derived from the year you were born 
in the Chinese lunar calendar. 
The years below are a rough guide, 
but if you were born in January or February 
it may be slightly different. 
The Chinese Zodiac 

What does your Chinese zodiac sign mean? 
In Chinese astrology, the 12 animal Zodiac Signs 
each have unique characteristics. 
  1. Rat: Intelligent, Adaptable, Quick-witted, Charming, Artistic, Sociable. 
  2. Ox: Loyal, Reliable, Thorough, Strong, Reasonable, Steady, Determined. 
  3. Tiger: Enthusiastic, Courageous, Ambitious, Leadership, Confidence, Charismatic. 
  4. Rabbit: Trustworthy, Empathic, Modest, Diplomatic, Sincere, Sociable, Caretakers. 
  5. Dragon: Lucky, Flexible, Eccentric, Imaginative, Artistic, Spiritual, Charismatic. 
  6. Snake: Philosophical, Organized, Intelligent, Intuitive, Elegant, Attentive, Decisive. 
  7. Horse: Adaptable, Loyal, Courageous, Ambitious, Intelligent, Adventurous, Strong. 
  8. Sheep: Tasteful, Crafty, Warm, Elegant, Charming, Intuitive, Sensitive, Calm. 
  9. Monkey: Quick-witted, Charming, Lucky, Adaptable, Bright, Versatile, Lively, Smart. 
  10. Rooster: Honest, Energetic, Intelligent, Flamboyant, Flexible, Diverse, Confident. 
  11. Dog: Loyal, Sociable, Courageous, Diligent, Steady, Lively, Adaptable, Smart. 
  12. Pig: Honorable, Philanthropic, Determined, Optimistic, Sincere, Sociable. 

I seem to have been born in the Year of the Fire Dragon, 
Interesting !!!!!!!! 

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Our Sponsor this week is:-

Zuri Artsy Craftsy who are offering

3 Images.
(Unfortunatly Zuri has closed her shop due to personal reasons,
but you could win the Fiorella, Vivian and Roland

Digital Images. She also has a lot of freebies on her Blog page.)

My Project this
week is:-
Fiorella Digi Stamp

To begin with I used a Pre-cut 13.5cm Square Green Glitter Card Base
On top of which I cut a 12.5cm Square of Circle Burst 
Holographic Silver Card

Using my Computer I resized the Firework Background 
(Disney Fireworks - Night Time)
to make a 7.5cm Square.
And then placed the Image on top,
so it looked like she was sitting up in the Tree.

Next I printed it off 
on White DC Paper
And coloured the Image
 in using my Promarker Pens.
Meadow Green
Leaf Green
Pear Green
Burnt Seinna
Cool Grey 2
I cut out around the Square of the Fireworks,
making sure to fussy cut around her Legs.

For my Sentiment and the Badge,

I knew that I wanted something related to the Chinese New Year.
So I found this lovely Monkey Badge SVG file.

And I used the Cordoba Font to cut out 
the 'Happy Chinese New Year'.
(both cut on the Brother Scan and Cut)

For my finishing touches I added some 
Iridescent Mauve Pink Glitter
(Glitter Magic)
to the Wings of the Fairy.
To her Eyes and the Pearl Bracelet around her Arm
I added Glossy Accents.
And finally to the right side of the card
(in the middle of the Circle bursts on the Holographic Card)
I added 4 5mm AB Clear Crystal Rhinestones.

I'd like to enter this Card in the
following Challenges:-
Crafting By Designs - Feb - ATG
Crafty Girlz - #11 - ATG
Create And Inspire - #38 - ATG
Creative Fingers - #102 - ATG
Creative Ladybirds Creations - #12 - ATG
Dragons Lair Designs - Feb - Bingo
Eureka Stamps - #178 - Add Some Sparkle
I Love Promarkers - #301 - ATG
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #263 - ATG
Southern Girls Challenge - 04/02 - ATG