Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Sweet Easter Wishes

This post is to share the Easter Tags I made for the new challenge on the
As always, the challenge is Anything Goes.

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The sponsors for this challenge are:


SheepSki Designs


LeAnn's World 101

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This post is to share about my Easter tags
using the Kitty Play digital stamp from LeAnn's World 101.

You can read all about the new challenge, the generous sponsors and the details about my four projects on my first post HERE or by clicking on the photo below.  My projects include a layered card and a CAS card using the Poppies digital stamp from SheepSki Designs and a pair of Easter tags using the Kitty Play digital stamp from LeAnn's World 101.



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I started my tags by opening the Kitty Play digital stamp from LeAnn's World 101 in Silhouette Studio.  The cute little girl reminded of an Easter Bunny dress-up, so I decided to make Easter tags.  I sized the image to 3" high by 2" wide, snipping the little kitty off the side.  I placed the image on an "egg" shape and added a "ribbon hole".  I created the Easter sentiment (font details below) and added it to the egg shaped tag.  I printed the panel on X-Press It blending card, cut with my Silhouette Cameo, heat set and coloured with Copic markers.  The tags are 4" high x 3" wide.  The tags were finished off by threading some pretty knotted ribbon through the end.  I think this is the first time I have ever started preparing for Easter so early.



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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Penny's Challenge 474
on the
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
LeAnn's World 101 - digital stamp - Kitty Play
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
sentiment "Happy Easter" - Wonderfebia script wedding font
this font was included in a FREE font bundle from The Hungry JPEG
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-02
Copic markers - eyes - E33-35-37
Copic markers - hair - E30-31-33-35
Copic markers - bunny ears / bows - N0-1-3 + R0000-00-11-21
Copic markers - fluffy tail - N0-1-3
Copic markers - shadows - W00-0-1-3
~~~ "blue beanbag tag" ~~~
Copic markers - comfy bean bag - B91-93
Copic markers - flowers - YR14 + R22-24 + Y02
Copic markers - clothes - YG61-63 + R81-83 + Y04-06
~~~ "aqua beanbag tag" ~~~
Copic markers - comfy bean bag - BG10-11
Copic markers - flowers - Y02-04-06
Copic markers - clothes - B91-93 + R81-83 + Y04-06
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #316077
Nested Egg by Sweet Afton
ribbon

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Sending a big Thank You to LeAnn's World 101 for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge 474 on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.
    
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I am going to enter my tags in the following challenges:
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A Gem Of A Challenge - Wk 13 – Anything Goes

A Perfect Time To Craft - June Challenge #6 – Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Digi or Rubber and Why
My favourite is "digi" because it's so easy to re-size the image to suit your project, cropping is just a click of the
mouse, just like I have cropped the playful kitten from this image and added a digital sentiment.
Also, I can print multiple perfect copies without getting inky fingers
Classic Design Challenge Blog - June Challenge #6 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge 511 – Anything Goes
optional twist: Black & White + 1 other colour

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog - Anything Goes 23rd June
CCC Digi Creations - Challenge #115 – Eileen's Anything Goes Challenge
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Week 25 – Anything Goes
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #13 – June Anything Goes
LeAnn’s World 101 Challenges - Challenge 27 – Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Wk25 – Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Challenge #6 – Anything Goes

The Paper Shelter - Challenge 433 - Going Digital




With Love, Today and Always

This post is to share the CAS card I made for the new challenge on the



Today I have used the Poppies digital stamp from SheepSki Designs, one of our generous sponsors for this challenge to make two cards.   You can read all about the new challenge, the generous sponsors and the details about my layered card on my first post HERE or by clicking on the photo below.



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I started my card by opening the digital image in Silhouette Studio.  I cropped the large area of "white space" from the image and sized the panel to 3 3/4" wide x 2 1/2" high.  I created a sentiment (font details below) and added it to the image panel to created a card front.  I printed the panel on X-Press It blending card, trimmed to size, heat set and coloured with Copic markers.  I created a 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" card base using heavy smooth white cardstock.  (No, I don't know why it ended up such an odd size, I usually make 5" x 7", 6" square or A5 sized cards, perhaps I was going to mat the panel instead of it being so CAS ... maybe I will do that next time.)



... and one last pic of both cards together, the CAS card
looks tiny but it's only 1/4" smaller than the layered one,
the CAS card 6 3/4" x 4 3/4", the layered is  7" x 5"


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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Penny's Challenge 474
on the
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
SheepSki Designs - digital stamp - Poppies
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
sentiment "with love" - Calibri font
sentiment "today and always" - Dream Of Spring - font - Font Bundles
Copic markers - poppy flowers - R21-22-24-27-29
Copic markers - foliage - YG61-63-67
heavy smooth white cardstock - to make CAS card base
scoreboard and bone folder - to make card base
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the image panel to card base

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Sending a big Thank You to SheepSki Designs for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge 474 on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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A Gem Of A Challenge - Wk 13 – Anything Goes

A Perfect Time To Craft - June Challenge #6 – Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Digi or Rubber and Why
My favourite is "digi" because it is so easy to re-size the image to suit your project, there are endless options for adding
sentiments and it is so easy to print multiple copies that are perfect every time with no messy inky fingers.
Classic Design Challenge Blog - June Challenge #6 – Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 23 – Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - June Challenge – Flowers
Crafty Catz - Challenge 511 – Anything Goes
optional twist: Black & White + 1 other colour
Crafty Creations Challenges - Challenge #410 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog - Anything Goes 23rd June

SheepSki Designs Challenges - Challenge #39 - you're favourite colour/s
I confess, I love the bold contrast of red and green but struggle colouring with red shades
SheepSki Designs Facebook Group - Challenge 49 – Anything SheepSki Designs Goes
optional twist “For Someone Special”



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I am going to enter my set of poppy cards in the following challenges:
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LeAnn’s World 101 Challenges - Challenge 27 – Anything Goes 




Poppies with L O V E and Easter Wishes too!

It's time for a new challenge with us on the

As always, the challenge is Anything Goes.

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The sponsors for this challenge are:


SheepSki Designs


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Today I have four projects to share.  A layered card and a CAS card using the Poppies digital stamp from SheepSki Designs and a pair of Easter tags using the Kitty Play digital stamp from LeAnn's World 101.



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Here's a little more about the cards using the Poppies digital stamp from SheepSki Designs.  I started my cards by opening the digital image in Silhouette Studio.  I cropped the large area of "white space" from the image and sized the panel to 3 3/4" wide x 2 1/2" high.

For the layered card, I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, trimmed to size, heat set and coloured with Copic markers.  I printed the digital sentiment (details below) and trimmed to 7" wide x 1" high.  I matted the image and sentiment panels on black cardstock and trimmed to 1/8" with a Perfect Layers Ruler.  I created a 7" x 5" top folding card base from red cardstock, matted the bottom with a 2 1/2" strip of dark green cardstock, adhered the matted sentiment panel to the top of the green panel then adhered the matted image panel in place.



For the CAS card, I created a sentiment (font details below) and added it to the image panel to created a card front.  I printed the panel on X-Press It blending card, heat set and coloured with Copic markers.  I created a 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" card base using heavy smooth white cardstock.  (No, I don't know why it ended up such an odd size, I usually make 5" x 7", 6" square or A5 sized cards, perhaps I was going to mat the panel instead of it being so CAS ... maybe I will do that next time.)


... and of course, I have some more photos to share ...


   

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Here's a little more about the Easter tags using the Kitty Play digital stamp from LeAnn's World 101.  I started my tags by opening the Kitty Play digital stamp from LeAnn's World 101 in Silhouette Studio.  The cute little girl reminded of an Easter Bunny dress-up, so I decided to make Easter tags.  I sized the image to 3" high by 2" wide, snipping the little kitty off the side.  I placed the image on an "egg" shape and added a "ribbon hole".  I created the Easter sentiment (font details below) and added it to the egg shaped tag.  I printed the panel on X-Press It blending card, cut with my Silhouette Cameo, heat set and coloured with Copic markers.  The tags are 4" high x 3" wide.  The tags were finished off by threading some pretty knotted ribbon through the end.  I think this is the first time I have ever started preparing for Easter so early.



~~~*~~~*~~~

NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Penny's Challenge 474
on the
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog

~~~*~~~*~~~

*** INGREDIENTS - Poppies cards ***
SheepSki Designs - digital stamp - Poppies
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
layered card sentiment "For Someone Special -
Poppies digital stamp set by Beccy's Place
CAS card sentiment "with love" - Calibri font
CAS card sentiment "today and always" -
Dream Of Spring - font - Font Bundles
Copic markers - poppy flowers - R21-22-24-27-29
Copic markers - foliage - YG61-63-67
Kaisercraft weave cardstock - Coal + Crimson + Jungle
to make layered card base and layers
heavy smooth white cardstock - to make CAS card base
scoreboard and bone folder - to make card bases
Perfect Layers Ruler - to make the 1/8" matted layers
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
*** INGREDIENTS - Easter Tags ***
Please refer to THIS post to get fully details of the Easter Tags

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Sending a big Thank You to SheepSki Designs and LeAnn's World 101 for supplying the digital stamps I used today and for being sponsors for Challenge 474 on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.
    
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I am going to enter my LAYERED poppy card in the following challenges:
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A Gem Of A Challenge - Wk 13 – Anything Goes

A Perfect Time To Craft - June Challenge #6 – Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Wk25 – Anything Goes
SheepSki Designs Challenges - Challenge #39 - you're favourite colour/s
I confess, I love the bold contrast of red and green but struggle colouring with red shades
SheepSki Designs Facebook Group - Challenge 49 – Anything SheepSki Designs Goes
optional twist “For Someone Special”
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Challenge #6 – Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Challenge 433 - Going Digital

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I am going to enter my Easter Tag (blue beanbag) in the following challenges:
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LeAnn’s World 101 Challenges - Challenge 27 – Anything Goes




Monday, 15 June 2020

Fancy Folds For A Fun Birthday

It's time for a new challenge with us on the

As always, the challenge is Anything Goes.
Three to five random winners are drawn and
each get to choose 3 set of papers from the Paper Pick Tab

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Today I have used the Flower Fun digital paper by Lozzy at A Bit More Time To Craft
to make some fun birthday cards.



These fancy fold interactive cards are called "wiper cards", they are flat in the envelope and as they open they become dimensional and, as an extra surprise, two balloons pop up.



I started the cards in Silhouette Studio and started with the gorgeous Flower Fun digital paper.  I cannot deny it, I adore the colours and designs in this FUN set.  I opened a cut file (details & link below) and sized the digital paper to mat the front of the card.  I "picked" the darkest and lightest purple shades from the design and used them to colour the contrasting matting panels and balloons.  As an extra surprise, I added a "1" and "2" to the balloons, so that when they popped up, they would become "12" for the birthday girl.  I printed the panels on textured cardstock, cut all the elements and assembled the card, securing all the joins and layers with liquid adhesive.

Here is the front view of the card,
it looks like a traditional square card ...



   


Here is the fully open front view,
you can see my "1" and "2"
they make a cute balloon "12" for the birthday girl.


 Here is the back view, I made a sentiment panel and matted it to match the front
... I might have to add some more balloons!


... and one lucky last photo of the two cards together ...


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NOW it's YOUR turn!


I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Challenge 118
on the
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge Blog

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
A Bit More Time To Craft - digital paper - Flower Fun
... you are so lucky, this digital paper set is the very 1st one in the Paper Picks tab and a great one to include in your choices if you're one of the lucky winners ... hint hint :)
textured white cardstock + printer
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #300998
6x6 Wiper Card - Happy Birthday by Lori Whitlock

Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers

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Sending a big Thank You to Lozzy from A Bit More Time To Craft
for supplying the digital paper I have used today.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Today and Always

Earlier to day I shared THIS blog post and set of cards



for the latest

challenge on the Southern Girls Challenge Blog

FULL details can be found HERE

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This post is to focus on my "today and always" card.



My card uses the Eucalyptus Silhouette digital stamp
from the Eucalyptus digital stamp set by Beccy's Place,
one of our generous sponsors this fortnight.


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Starting with my trusty design mat in Silhouette Studio, I opened the beautiful Eucalyptus Silhouette digital stamp from the Eucalyptus Digital Stamp Set by Beccy's Place, sized the image to fit on a 5" x 7" card front, added a digital sentiment (details below) then printed on smooth white cardstock, heat set and trimmed to size.  I used a variety of Distress Inks and blending brushes to create a vibrant sunrise
... or is it a sunset?




I heat set the inked panel and adhered it to a card 5" x 7" top folding card base.



The sentiment was created using two different fonts,
details and links are listed in the ingredients below.
... I always think of my Grandma when I use this sentiment ...
she used to add a special message like
"S.W.A.L.K." (meaning Sealed With A Loving Kiss)
or
"with love, today and always"
to cards and envelopes ... such precious memories


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You can learn more about my other cards and the the latest
Anything Goes with Team Lou
challenge on the Southern Girls Challenge Blog
by clicking HERE or on the photo below



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NOW it's YOUR turn!
I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Beccy's Place - digital stamp - Eucalyptus digital stamp set
X-Press It A4 Blending Card + Recollections cardstock
large blending brushes
Distress Inks -:
Squeezed Lemonade + Mustard Seed + Spiced Marmalade + Barn Door
heat gun
sentiment -:
"with love" - Calibri font
"today and always" - Dream Of Spring FREE font - Font Bundles
smooth white cardstock to make 5" x 7" card base
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the card front to base

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Sending a big Thank You to Beccy's Place for sponsoring our
Anything Goes with Team Lou challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

I hope I have inspired you to get creative and look forward to seeing your work shared in the challenge gallery.  
Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:

Sunrise or Sunset . . .

. . . either way, I hope it's a GOOD DAY!

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge


Our generous sponsors for this challenge are:
3bs

tps


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Today I have used the Eucalyptus Silhouette digital stamp
from the Eucalyptus digital stamp set by Beccy's Place,
one of our generous sponsors this fortnight, to make a set of cards.



I've been looking for ideas to send paper "hugs" during these troubling Covid-19 times and it was wonderful to work with this beautiful Eucalyptus Silhouette.  I sized the image to fit on a 5" x 7" card front, added digital sentiments (details below) then printed on white cardstock (I tried two different brands, details below), heat set then started an exciting blending adventure.  I have recently added some blending brushes to my crafty stash (no, I've not been out shopping in "real" stores for months now but have to confess that I am enjoying the pleasures of online ordering and home delivery) and gave them their very first workout.  I trimmed the image panels down to size and used a variety of Distress Inks to create vibrant sunrises ... or are they sunsets?  I ran out of time to try this sunrise technique with my Copic markers, so in the meantime I highly recommend you check out Beccy's sunset tutorial post HERE



I heat set the inked panels and adhered them to card bases.

The distress inks are so vibrant and I am thrilled with how they turned out.





The sentiment on the left was created using two different fonts,
the sentiment on the right was a purchased design,
details and links are listed in the ingredients

   

I mentioned earlier that I tried two different cardstock brands.  The ink blended beautifully on both but I found that the digital stamp looked quite "shiny" on the X-Press It blending card and it didn't seem to "soak" in as much either.



Of course, I have to share some more photos,
I hope they make you feel as happy as they make me :)


   



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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Beccy's Place - digital stamp - Eucalyptus digital stamp set
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Recollections cardstock
large blending brushes
Distress Inks -:
Squeezed Lemonade + Mustard Seed + Spiced Marmalade + Barn Door
heat gun
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #270492
A good day to have a good day by Lori Whitlock
"with love" - Calibri font
"today and always" - Dream Of Spring FREE font - Font Bundles
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers

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Sending a big Thank You to Beccy's Place for sponsoring our
Anything Goes with Team Lou challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

I hope I have inspired you to get creative and look forward to seeing your work shared in the challenge gallery.  
Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

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I am going to enter my set of cards in the following challenges:
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AAA Cards - CAS Game #167 – One Layer optional twist: Inspired By The Graphic
   
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 575 – Summer Sunshine – main colour yellow
Beccy's Place - June Challenge – Anything Beccy’s Place Goes – optional BINGO

Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - June Anything Goes Challenge
CCC Digi Creations - Challenge #115 – Eileen's Anything Goes Challenge
Classic Design Challenge Blog - June Challenge #6 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #509 – Anything Goes optional twist: CAS
Crafty Creations Challenges - Challenge #410 – Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Challenge 188 – Anything Goes optional Birthdays
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #187 – Anything Goes
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #13 – June Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Challenge #6 – Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Design Team Challenge - Challenge #05 – 15th May – Anything Goes

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I am going to enter my
"today is a good day to have a good day" card
in the following challenges:
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Cute Card Thursday – Challenge 638 – Masculine
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #163 – Proust Quote