Thursday, 14 February 2019

Love is in the air . . .

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are bi-weekly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.

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The sponsors for this challenge are:



Prize ~ $15 Gift Certificate

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

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Today I have used the Emily Showers Of Love Digital Stamp Set [Digi831FS] digital stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle, one of our generous sponsors this week, to make some cards filled with LOVE.



This delightful digital stamp set comes with the digital image, pre-coloured image and several sentiments.  My road to recovery is very bumpy, so it was wonderful to be able to use the pre-coloured image.  I opened the image in Silhouette Studio and made it in two sizes to fit on to matted A5 card bases.  I added the sentiments and printed them on textured cardstock ... wow ... they came out looking like paintings.  I used my Perfect Layers Rulers to add different matting layers to each panel, adhered to A5 card bases then finished them off with sparkling Stardust Stickles.
It's so hard to capture the delicate sparkle of the raining hearts and purple panel.

... if you click on the photos below you should be able to see some sparkle





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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 bi-weekly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Sparkle N Sprinkle digital stamp - Emily Showers Of Love Digital Stamp Set
[Digi831FS]

American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock
American Crafts Pow! Glitter Paper - Grape
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Stardust Stickles

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Sending a big Thank You to Sparkle N Sprinkle for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #185 at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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The Crafter’s CafĂ© Challenge Blog - Challenge #212
Theme: Fairy Tale OR I spy with my little Eye something beginning with F
My card has a combination of Fancy Fonts in the sentiment and
the cute image is surrounded by Floating/Fluttering hearts
Tuesday Throwdown - Tuesday Throwdown #425 – Falling Hearts

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Animal antics with Team Lou & The Southern Girls

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



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Today I have used the Beautiful Wings clear stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs,
one of our generous sponsors this fortnight, to make a pair of CAS cards.

I pulled out my MISTI, combined a butterfly with two sentiment stamps and stamped them on A5 X-Press It blending card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I heat set the panels, coloured with Copic markers, adhered to a A5 top folding card bases then secured the bling flourishes in place.


Full details about the
Animal Antics with Team Lou Challenge
and my cards can be found HERE.

This post is to focus on my card with the heart in the flourish.

I adjusted the placement so that the top 1/3 of the card was "white space"
and added some extra LOVE with a little heart inside the flourish.

 

Can you read the sentiment?
You can see it in full screen by clicking on the photos.
It says:

Fluttering by
to say ...
You are simply
Wonderful

Such a delightful way to share some love all-year-long,
not just for Valentine's Day.

   

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*** INGREDIENTS ***


Copic markers - butterfly body - BG53-57-18
Copic markers - butterfly wings - R20-21-22-24-27
MISTI
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the image panel to card base


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



Fluttering by to say . . .

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:


Colour Of Love
Featuring The Art Of Heather Valentin
(formerly Lacy Sunshine)

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Today I have used the Beautiful Wings clear stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs,
one of our generous sponsors this fortnight, to make a pair of CAS cards.


I pulled out my MISTI, combined a butterfly with two sentiment stamps and stamped them on A5 X-Press It blending card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Of course, when you're using your MISTI, you have to ask the question, why make just one when I can stamp two at the same time?  To make them a little different, I moved one panel down lower in the MISTI so that it would be higher on the panel.  I heat set the panels, coloured with Copic markers, adhered to A5 top folding card bases then secured the bling flourishes in place.



Can you read the sentiment?
You can see it in full screen by clicking on the photos.
It says:

Fluttering by
to say ...
You are simply
Wonderful



Such a delightful way to share some love all-year-long,
not just for Valentine's Day.



I added a tiny rhinestone heart to the inside of one flourish for an extra touch of love.


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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 - butterfly body - BG53-57-18
Copic markers - butterfly wings - R20-21-22-24-27
MISTI
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the image panel to card base

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Sending a big Thank You to
 Newton's Nook Designs
&
Colour Of Love Featuring The Art Of Heather Valentin
(formerly Lacy Sunshine)
for sponsoring our
Animal Antics 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 first card (no heart) in the following challenges:

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

LOVE grows here

Here is a card that I made for my parents.

It's nice to remind them how much they're loved.


The heart is a delightful cut file (link below) that I made using my Silhouette Cameo.

I added some offset layers to the heart, then enlarged them all (including the butterfly) to fit on a 6 1/4" card base (the top white heart flourish / butterfly layer is 5.3" wide).  I matted the card base with textured cardstock then adhered all the layers in place using liquid adhesive.  Only the body of the butterfly is adhered to the card, the wings are gently rolled upwards for delicate dimension.  The sentiment is a combination of three different fonts.  I printed the sentiment on white textured cardstock, trimmed down to 5" wide, matted with black cardstock, then popped in place using foam squares.

Here are some more photos. click on them to view in full screen.



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textured cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
Butterfly Heart Card by Suzanne Cannon
6 1/4" card base
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
foam squares - to adhere the sentiment panel in place
  
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Thursday, 31 January 2019

OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD Christmas wishes

It's time for another challenge with us at the
Crafty Gals Corner

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with

Challenge #184 - CAS
[ Clean And Simple ]

Today I have used the X Files Xmas digital stamp from Dr Digi'sone of our generous sponsors this week, to make some CAS Christmas cards.  I printed the image and sentiment on X-Press It blending card, heat set, coloured with Copic markers, trimmed and then assembled.
Yes, I know it's only January ... the perfect time to get an early start!


Full details about my cards can be found HERE.

This post is to focus on the portrait version of my CAS alien Christmas card.



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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Dr Digi's digital stamp - X Files Xmas
sentiment - Moondust font - Wishing you a Christmas that's
sentiment - Star Studded font - OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD
Copic markers - alien body - YG61 + G21-24
Copic markers - alien eyes - T3-5-7
Copic markers - candy cane - R22-24-27
Copic markers - Christmas hat - R22-24-27 + C0-1
Copic marker - stars in the sentiment - Y06
A4 heavy white cardstock (card base)
scoreboard and bone folder
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers

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

optional theme: It's A Purrfect Day
   
PS - sorry for all the mix of black and orange text ... I have tried and tried to change it to be all black but it keeps doing what it likes, changing the mix every time I edit and update ... confused sigh ...

With Deepest Sympathy

Sadly we needed a little too many sympathy cards during 2018.
It's always harder to make them when you need them, so I plan on making some to have ready and waiting in my stash.

This CAS card uses the "Simple Lily" digital stamp from the Keeping It Simple Set
 from Beccy's Place and a digital sentiment (details and links below).

I opened the lily image and sentiment in Silhouette Studio and sized them to fit on an A5 panel, printed on X-Press It blending card, heat set, then coloured with Copic markers.  I adhered the panel to an A5 top folding card base and the card was done. 


We have these lilies growing in our garden and there is a "glow" in the middle of the flower, so of course I had to add a touch of my lightest yellow-green Copic marker.
It's pretty delicate, so I'm not sure if you can see it...


Interesting fact:
The white outer part of the lily is not the flower, it is a petal-like spathe and

the yellow stalk in the middle is the spadix, which are the plant's true flowers.




These lilies are so elegant, perfect for sending heartfelt sympathy.

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Beccy's Placedigital stamp - Simple Lily - Keeping It Simple Set
Sparkle N Sprinkle - digital stamp - sentiment - "with deepest Sympathy"
from the Memory in Our Hearts Digital Stamp Set DIGI917DE
X-Press It A5 Blending Card
Copic markers - stems - YG0000-01-03-25-67
Copic markers - flower stalks & "glow" - Y04-06 + YG0000
Copic markers - twine/string - E51-53
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the image panel

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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AAA Cards - CAS Game #132 – Up To One Third – optional twist - Masking
A Gem Of A Challenge – Wk 1 – Anything Goes
Beccy's Place Challenges - January Challenge – Anything Goes
– option: animals
Crafting From The Heart – Challenge 235 – Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Challenge #156 – Anything Goes
optional - Love / Hearts
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog – Challenge #156 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog - January Challenge – Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #117 - Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge 415 – Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Challenge Wk 4 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede – Challenge #332 – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp – Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Challenge #1 – Anything Goes January
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog - Challenge 56 – Anything Goes
optional theme – It’s A Purrfect Day
Through The Craft Room Door – TTCRD Anything Goes 29th Jan
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #372 – 373

Keeping It CAS at the Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with

Challenge #184 - CAS
[ Clean And Simple ]
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are bi-weekly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.

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The sponsors for this challenge are:


Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Prize ~ $6 Gift Certificate

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Today I have used the X Files Xmas digital stamp from Dr Digi's, one of our generous sponsors this week, to make some CAS Christmas cards.  Yes, I know it's only January, the perfect time to get an early start!



I opened the X Files Xmas digital stamp in Silhouette Studio, sized to make my image panels then added the sentiment (font details linked below).  I printed the images on X-Press It blending card, heat set, coloured with Copic markers, trimmed, matted, then adhered to some card bases I made using my score board with heavy cardstock.  All three cards are 5" x 7".

   



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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 bi-weekly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.

~~~*~~~*~~~

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Dr Digi's digital stamp - X Files Xmas
sentiment - Moondust font - Wishing you a Christmas that's
sentiment - Star Studded font - OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD
Copic markers - alien body - YG61 + G21-24
Copic markers - alien eyes - T3-5-7
Copic markers - candy cane - R22-24-27
Copic markers - Christmas hat - R22-24-27 + C0-1
Copic marker - stars in the sentiment - Y06
A4 heavy white cardstock (card base)
scoreboard and bone folder
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers

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Sending a big Thank You to Dr Digi's for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #184  at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    
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I am going to enter my "landscape" card
in the following challenges:
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A Gem Of A Challenge – Wk 1 – Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge – Challenge 499 - 31st of January – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart – Challenge 235 – Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - CHNC422 - Anything Christmas Goes
optional theme: no sentiment
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog - January Challenge – Anything Goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges - Challenge #425 – Fantasy Figures
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #117 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Challenge Wk 4 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede – Challenge #332 – Anything Goes
The 12 Months Of Christmas Link Up – Challenge #49 – Anything Christmas Goes
optional twist: anything BUT rectangle
Simon Says Stamp – Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Challenge #1 – Anything Goes January