Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Skip The Chicken Soup . . .

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

Penny's Challenge 468
As always, the challenge is Anything Goes.

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The sponsor for this challenge is:


Pattie's Creations

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Today I have used the Silly Chickens On Coop digital stamp from Pattie's Creations, our generous sponsor for this challenge, to make a Get Well Soon card.



I sized the image to fit on a 6" x 8" card, printed on X-Press It blending card, heat set, trimmed to size then coloured with Copic markers.  I created a fun sentiment (font details below), printed and trimmed to size.


I adhered the image and sentiment panels to cardstock and trimmed them to a 1/8" border using a Perfect Layers Ruler.  I created a top folding card base then adhered the layers in place using liquid adhesive.  I punched a bundle of flowers, adding a black pearl to each one and finishing off the card with three large black pearls to the white space.  I saturated some of the flower layers with dark red Copic markers to match the rooster feathers.


   


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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 468
on the
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Pattie's Creations - digital stamp - Silly Chickens On Coop
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #281798
Cherish Font by Nursery Art 
Copic markers - beaks, legs & claws - YR16-18 + E41
Copic markers - combs & wattles - R24-27-29
Copic markers - rooster - dark feathers - E04-07-08
Copic markers - rooster - light feathers - YR21-24-27
Copic markers - hen - E41-42-43
Copic markers - chicken coop - E50-51-53-33-35-47 + W1-3-5
weave cardstock - Snow + Mustard + Crimson
Perfect Layers Ruler
assorted punches
black pearls
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi adhesive - to adhere the flower layers

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Sending a big Thank You to Pattie's Creations for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being the sponsor for Challenge 468 on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Just a note . . .

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:

Krafters Cart


MoonFlower Digital Stamps


KLM Digital Designs

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Today I have used the Mum & Sentiment digital stamp set by KLM Digital Designs, one of our generous sponsors this fortnight.  My CAS card is "just a note" to remind someone special that we're thinking of them.  Given the troubling times we're experiencing all over the world at the moment, I think I will be making a bundle more, a perfect way to share some love and to try some different marker blends.



I opened the Mum & Sentiment digital stamp in Silhouette Studio, sized and rotated to fit on a 5" x 7" card base.  The sentiment comes in the digital stamp set and it's such a fresh font.  I printed the card front panel on X-Press It blending card, heat set and coloured with Copic markers.  I trimmed the panel to size and adhere to a 5" x 7" card base.

It's hard to photograph purple shades ... I don't know if I'm the
only one, but they always seem to look blue in my photos.
In "real life" the petals are light mauve to deep purple shades.


I created a sentiment panel to put inside the card (font details below), printed and trimmed to size.  I trimmed another panel 4mm larger from smooth white cardstock and used the BV04 Copic marker to colour the outer edges to make a contrasting matting panel.  I used liquid adhesive to adhere the matting and sentiment panels inside.



   

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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 ***

Copic markers - petals - BV01-02-04-08
Copic markers - flower centre - Y35-38 + YR23-24
Copic markers - leaves - G12-14-07
smooth white cardstock for card base
Australian Script - font used to create the sentiment
This font is available HERE at Font Bundles.  I was lucky to have received this font as a freebie several years ago.  I suggest that you visit their store, as apart from selling a huge variety of fonts, they offer free fonts each week too.
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers

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Sending a big Thank You to KLM Digital Designs for sponsoring our

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:

Relax, it's your birthday

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

Penny's Challenge 467
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 used the My Pad digital stamp from SheepSki Designs, one of our generous sponsors for this challenge, to make a fun birthday card.



I opened the image in Silhouette Studio and sized it to 3 1/2" to fit in the 4" oval.  I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, heat set, coloured with Copic markers and die cut to size.  I scored a panel of cardstock and offset the largest stitched scalloped oval die over the fold then die cut to create the card base.  I die cut another full panel from the same cardstock, scored halfway down the "front" of the card base and adhered the full panel to the lower half of the front panel to create the easel card.  I die cut several matting layers for the front and inside of the card, adhering them and the image panel in place with liquid adhesive.  This is where I confess that I had to do a double-take, as some of the adhesive oozed through the stitches and looked pretty horrible, so I quickly pulled it off, cut another panel and was more strategic with how much and where I put the adhesive.  I created a sentiment using a combination of fonts, printed, trimmed to size, matted with cardstock then trimmed to size using a 1/16" Perfect Layers Ruler.  I adhered the sentiment in place with foam squares inside the card so that it provided a little ledge for the card front to prop against for the easel fold.



Easel fold cards are surprisingly easy to make and are such a fun fold,
they pop up for a pretty display and fold flat for mailing.



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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 467
on the
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
SheepSki Designs - digital stamp - My Pad
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Copic markers - frog - Y02-06 + YG00-01-03-17
Copic markers - frog eyes - YR65-68-09
Copic markers - lily - RV00-02-04
Copic markers - lily pad - YG03-25-17-67
Copic markers - water - BG0000-000-70-72
Copic markers - sky - BG0000-000 + "0"
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft - decorative dies - nesting ovals
Kaisercraft - decorative dies - stitched scalloped nesting ovals
scoreboard and bone folder
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
foam to pop the sentiment

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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 467 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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2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge #36 – Anything with a Critter Goes

A Gem Of A Challenge - Wk 5 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - March Challenge – Anything Goes
AAA Birthday Card Challenge - Game #11 – Flowers

Cardz 4 Galz - Challenge #117 – Spring Flowers
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 9 – Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - More Than One Fold
Crafty Catz - Challenge #497 – Anything Goes optional: Boys and their toys
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - Challenge 131 – Ladies / Girls
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog - Spring Is Coming
Creatalicious Challenges - Challenge 183 – Anything Goes optional Layer It Up
Double D Challenges - Welcome Spring
nothing says Spring better than a pretty pink waterlily

Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #10 – Anything Goes
SheepSki Designs Challenges - Challenge #36 – Die Cuts and/or Punches
Simply Create Too - Challenge #158 – Shaped Card
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD Anything Goes 17th Mar
Time Out Challenges -  Birthday optional twist: die cutting / fussy cutting




Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Flowers at the Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This month we are letting our creative juices flow with
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are monthly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.

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The generous sponsor for this challenge is:
Digi Doodle Studios
Prize ~ 3 Digi Stamps

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Today I have used the Briar Berry Spry Fairy digital stamp from Digi Doodle Studios, our generous sponsor this month, to make a birthday card filled with magic.


This large A5 card started in Silhouette Studio, where I sized the image to 3 1/2" to fit inside a 4 3/8" nesting oval die.  I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, heat set, coloured with Copic markers then die cut.  I die cut a contrasting 4 3/4" scalloped stitched oval panel and adhered it to the back of the image panel.  I matted an A5 top folding card base with cardstock then added a panel of patterned paper.  Next I pulled out my iron, YES, my IRON, I know!  Do you remember what they are?  I ironed a strip of crochet lace as it was a bit bent on the spool.  I cut another contrasting panel of cardstock and adhered the lace to the top, then adhered the panel to the bottom of the card.  Next I adhered the matted image panel in place with a combination of foam squares and liquid adhesive.  I used a combination of squeeze and lever punches to punch bundles of flowers from coordinating cardstock, curling and layering them together, finishing each one off with a sparkling yellow rhinestone.  This is where I should mention that I have run out of yellow bling, luckily I still have some sparkling clear ones, so I coloured them with my Y38 Copic marker.  I used a combination of foam circles and liquid adhesive to adhere the flowers around the image panel.

   


It's an unusual colour combo to me but I am thrilled with how pretty they look together and I hope they make you feel happy too.



Lots of colours, textures, dimension and sparkle to add
some magic and make for an extra special birthday.


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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
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are monthly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Digi Doodle Studios - digital stamp - Briar Berry Spry Fairy
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-02
Copic markers - lips / mouth - V06 + E13 + R17
Copic markers - hair - BG10-11-23-49
Copic markers - flower in hair - V01-13-06 + Y08
Copic markers - wings - V01-06 + Y08 + RV13-14
Copic markers - wand / handle - Y00-04-06-08 + E13-15
Copic markers - dress - RV13-14-02
Copic markers - shoes - V01-12-06
Copic markers - mushroom cap - Y18-17 + YR16-18 + R08
Copic markers - stem and spots - W0-1-3-5
assorted 12 x 12 weave/textured cardstock
Kaisercrate 12 x 12 patterned paper - Paisley Days Collection - Retro
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft - decorative dies - nesting ovals
Kaisercraft - decorative dies - nesting stitched scalloped ovals
rhinestones - clear coloured yellow using Copic marker Y38
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the flowers
foam circles and foam squares

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Sending a big Thank You to Digi Doodle Studios for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #205 at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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Monday, 16 March 2020

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Today I am thrilled to be
Guest Designer
on the
for the mid-challenge reminder post for the
March 2020 - Challenge #03
click on the link above to see the reminder post projects, including mine
click on the image below to go the the first challenge post

   

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The sponsors for this challenge are:
   
Little Blue Button Stamps             Hetty Clare
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Today I have used the Sweet Tooth digital stamp from Little Blue Button Stamps,
one of our generous sponsors, to make a big A5 birthday card.



I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, heat set, trimmed to size (2 1/2" x 4 1/4") then coloured with Copic markers.  I used a fancy font to create the sentiment, printed on textured cardstock, trimmed to size and matted with yellow and white cardstock.  I used two A5 panels of heavy smooth white cardstock to make the top folding card base, scoring the back panel 1" from the top and used liquid adhesive to secure them together.  I matted the card front with crimson cardstock and added a panel of pretty patterned paper.  I used a corner rounding squeeze punch to round the top corners of the image panel and matted the panel with several different colours to match the patterned paper.  I decided to add a fun border to the sentiment panel and used an old favourite border punch.  I punched a white and orange strip, snipped the round ends off the white panel and adhered it under the orange strip with an offset to give it more contrast.  I adhered the matted image and sentiment panels in place and finished them off with some sparkling rhinestones.

Click on the images to see the detail in full screen

   





Lucky last came the dimensional bow.  I die cut the pieces twice, curved the loops, adhered the white inside the yellow then assembled, securing in place on the front of the card with liquid adhesive.  This was my first time "lining" a bow and I am thrilled with how it turned out, almost like a double-sided ribbon.



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
March 2020 - Challenge #03

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Little Blue Button Stamps digital stamp - Sweet Tooth
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-02
Copic markers - mouth & tongue - E13 + R14-17
Copic markers - eyes - B02-04
Copic markers - hair - E11-13-15-18 + bow - RV04-06-09
Copic markers - mug - Y06-08-18
Copic markers - dripping hot chocolate - E74-77-79
Copic markers - flowers - cream - E40-41
Copic markers - treats:
cherry & heart - R35-37-39 + bows - RV04-06-09
wafers - E30-31-33-35 + foliage - G07
Silhouette Design Store - sentiment font - Design ID #261611
ZP Macaroni Salad by ScrapNfonts
Fiskars squeeze punch - corner rounder
Fiskars border punch - Jenni Bowlin - Jester
smooth A5 white cardstock - 2 sheets to make the card base
scoreboard and embossing stylus - to make the card base
assorted textured/weave cardstock
Kaisercraft 12 x 12 patterned paper - Fiesta Collection - Jalapeno
Sizzix Big Shot
Winnie & Walter - Take A Bow Cutaways (no longer available)
assorted rhinestones
Helmar Acid Free Professional Glue - to adhere the top fold
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the bow
foam squares - to adhere the sentiment panel

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Sending a big Thank You to Little Blue Button Stamps for supplying the digital stamp I used today and to Claudia for inviting me to be Guest Designer on the Rabisco Challenge Blog.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):