Thursday, 25 January 2018

Fabulous fancy folds Southern Girls style

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

we're looking for circle embellishments like sequins, flair, enamel dots etc



Our generous sponsors for this challenge are

KC



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Today I have used the Feeling Spoilt digital stamp by All Dressed Up,
one of our generous sponsors this fortnight, adding fancy folds to this stylish image.



There are bundles of tutorials out in cyberland on how to make this front step / step panel card design.  This card folds flat for mailing.  I up-sized the card to fit this tall, elegant digital stamp.  Dimensions are detailed below is you would like to give it a try, just remember to burnish your folds firmly to ensure that your card stands proud and tall when finished.


Flat dimensions - 5 1/4" wide x 8" tall
Standing dimensions - 5 1/4" wide x 1 1/4" deep x 6 3/4" tall


I got distracted by the fancy folds and gone a bit out of sequence.  Once I had worked out the dimensions for all the panels, I sized the image to suit, printed it on X-Press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  I added Stardust Stickles to the earings and Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush to the bubbling glass of champagne and glass table top.



I had a lot of empty space to the right hand side of the image panel, so added some bling to the top then thought it needed more, so I punched a bundle of flowers from black and white cardstock, colouring some with a Copic marker, layering them black-pale blue-white and topping them with black rhinestones.



Here are some more pics showing the
dimension and some different views of these fancy folds.
Click on the image to view them in full screen.

   


   


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-21
Copic markers - lips - R83-85
Copic markers - hair - E30-31-33-35-37
Copic markers - dress - RV00 + R81-83-85-89
Copic markers - bow on shoes - R81-83-85
Copic markers - rose - R83-85-89 + YG61-63
Copic markers - gift - B41-91-93
Copic markers - champagne - E50-53 + Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Copic markers - table - B0000-000 + Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Stardust Stickles - earings
black rhinestones
assorted flower punches
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the flowers

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Sending a big Thank You to our sponsors for sponsoring our
Round and Round the Mulberry Bush with Team Lou
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 (alphabetical order):
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A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Challenge #60 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge - January Challenge - Anything Goes
All Dressed Up Challenges - Challenge #77 - Anything Goes (using All Dressed Up)
Cardz 4 Gals - Challenge #63 - Anything BUT Square
CCC Digi Creations - Challenge #88 - Anything Goes
Colouring In Scrapland - January Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes January Edition
Crafting With An Attitude - Challenge #35 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenges - Wk 04 - Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room - HIMCR #336 - Color It
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #105 - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - PIP Challenge 1803 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Penny's Challenge 364 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Week 3 - 19 Jan - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #279 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Challenge #132 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Layer It Up
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Challenge #119 - January Blues
The Paper Shelter - Challenge #323 - Shades of Blue
Through The Craft Room Door - New ATG Challenge TTCRD 23rd January
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #101 - Inspired By Words
Our current challenge is to create a project based on the following quote
- using any word or the whole phrase:


Thursday, 18 January 2018

A tangled taste of Australia from this Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #157 - Anything Goes
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:

Pretty Grafik Design
Prize: 1 Image Pack 

Sparkle N Sprinkle
Sparkle N Sprinkle
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Lacy Sunshine
Prize: 3 Digital Images

Odd Ball Stamps
Oddball Art Stamps
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

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Today I have used the Parrot Tangled Gems digital stamp from Lacy Sunshine,
one of our generous sponsors this week, to make an A5 top folding birthday card.


I printed the image on A5 X-Press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  I decided that this was going to be a birthday card for my brother and wanted to remind him of "home" so I gathered together some of my more recent galah photos and used them to guide my colouring.


Once coloured, I trimmed the image panel slightly, matted with black cardstock and layered on the matted card base with an accent strip that went below the image panel and the sentiment panel above it.  The sentiment is a die cut that I adhered to a cardstock strip, matted then added foam  squares for extra dimension.



It is a bit hard to see, but the sentiment strip is sitting high above the image panel and you can see parts of the coloured image when you peek under it.


I matted inside the card and added another die cut sentiment.


... this card is now flying over to the USA to remind my brother of home

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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 ***
Lacy Sunshine digital stamp - Parrot Tangled Gems
Copic markers - galah - pink - RV00 + R81-83-85
Copic markers - galah - grey - C0-1-3-5-7
Copic markers - galah - beak - W0-1-3-5 + C0-1
Copic markers - leaves - YG61-63-67
Copic markers - branches - E41-42-44 + YG93-97
Copic markers - sky - B0000
12x12 textured cardstock
A5 top folding card base
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft release paper
Paper Smooches - Birthday Words Dies
Couture Creations - Happy Birthday Title Die
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment
foam squares - to adhere the sentiment panel

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Sending a big Thank You to Lacy Sunshine for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #157 at the Crafty Gals Corner.
  
  
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge #10 - Anything With A Critter Goes
my card features a zentangle galah
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Challenge #60 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge - January Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 450 - No Patterned Papers
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes January Edition
Crafting With An Attitude - Challenge #35 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #512 - Something New
I have used a new image and new style of "block" colouring
Digi Choosday Craft Challenges - Wk 03 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #105 - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - PIP Challenge 1802 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Penny's Challenge 363 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Week 2 - 12 Jan - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #278 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Challenge #132 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Birds Of A Feather
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog - Challenge #44 - Anything Goes
optional Winter Blues
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD post week 16th Jan - Anything Goes

Sunday, 14 January 2018

We're having monstrously good time on the . . .

My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog!

Yes, it's time for another challenge with us at the
My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog


Our challenge for January is
January Challenge #43 - Anything Goes


Remember:  You can participate with ANY project; altered, scrapbooking pages, cards, and anything you can think of.  If you have My Besties images, that would be ideal, but you can use any kind of stamps or digital stamps.
And also remember: You are playing for My Besties digital Stamps!

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Today I had the pleasure of colouring and creating with the super cute
Sherri Baldy's My Besties scan0005 mini monster digital stamp.

My card started on the design mat of Silhouette Studio, as I wanted my monster to be part of an easel card with a drawer, so that I could tuck some money inside.
Lots of pieces and fancy folds.


I enlarged the cut file (details below) so that the largest piece just fitted on a 12x12 sheet of cardstock, adding extra matting layers for the easel card and the drawer.
I sized the googly-eyed monster to fit on the card front, printed on textured cardstock (yes, textured), cut with the Silhouette Cameo, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.
I think the textured cardstock worked well with his fur.


I cut all the pieces for the card and drawer.  I die cut some alphas to make the sentiment but found that they were too large to fit on the card front, so I created a digital sentiment, printed it on textured cardstock and cut the fancy shape using my Silhouette Cameo.  The sentiment panel is a different cut file from the Silhouette Design Store (details below).  I matted it with black cardstock to match the card panels and popped it in place with foam squares to make a little ledge for the easel front of the card to sit up against.  I assembled the easel card and drawer, then adhered them together to complete the project.




Lucky last came the coordinating box to "wrap" it all securely.



NOW it's YOUR turn!
I hope that I have inspired you to get creative with your
My Besties (or other branded) images and make a project to enter the

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Sherri Baldy My Besties - digital stamp - mini monster scan0005
Copic markers - fur / body - BV01-02-04-08
Copic markers - eyes - YG03-17-67
Copic markers - horns / legs - YR61-65-68-07
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #56713
3D Gift Card Box With Easel Card by Lori Whitlock
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #12505
Label Frame Tag by Samantha Walker
textured cardstock
black brad
twine
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
foam squares - to adhere the sentiment panel
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge #10 - Anything With A Critter Goes
my card features a fun, furry monster
A Bit More Time To Craft - Challenge #59 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge - January Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge BlogWeek 450 - No Patterned Papers
CCC Digi Creations - Challenge #88 - Anything Goes
Colour It!  Create It!  Show It Off! - January 2018 Challenge
- Winter Wonderland / Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog - January Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #512 - Something New
I have used a new image, new style of colouring and a new fancy fold
... and I think my monster is really cute too
Digi Choosday Craft Challenges - Wk 02 – Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #105 - Anything Goes
My Besties 3D and More Challenge - Challenge #1 January 2018
Anything Goes with a Bestie
optional theme"Baby It's Cold Outside"
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - PIP Challenge 1801 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Penny's Challenge 362 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft ChallengeWeek 2 - 12 Jan - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #278 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #131 - Anything Goes option Christmas
The Paper Shelter - Challenge #321 - New Beginnings
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD Challenge for the week of Jan 9th
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge #374 - Layer It Up

Thursday, 4 January 2018

and the BLOG CANDY WINNER is . . .

Remember my BLOG CANDY giveaway from our

Lots of people came to visit,
several left comments
and
FIVE people entered for the chance to win

So, without further ado,
I am pleased to announce that the lucky winner is


Alexander Kretschmann

CONGRATULATIONS Alexander!

Please use the "contact me" section on the top right hand side of my blog
to claim your prize.
Prize must be claimed by 10pm AEST 11th January 2018

A turtle with wings and gears for birthday cheer

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #156 - Anything Goes
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: 7 Digital Images

Rick St. Dennis

Prize: 2 Digital Images

Prize: $20 gift Certificate

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Today I have used the Steampunk Turtle digital stamp from Rick St. Dennis, one of our generous sponsors this week, to make a masculine birthday card.



I started with my Silhouette Cameo design mat, a cog/gear cut file and a hinge cut file.  I used the cut file to make a 6x6" frame with a double layer for contrast.  I sized the image to fit perfectly inside then printed it on vanilla textured cardstock.  I thought it would be fun to try my Copic markers with texture.  I heat set the image panel and coloured with Copic markers, adding white gel pen to the "white" of the eye and the gauge on the motor.  This was my first time using YG91-93-95 and I'm really pleased with how it looks on the shell with a touch of E31 & E35.


I used a Copic marker (YR23) to colour silver brads,  making them match the metal elements of the image.  I adhered the hinge layers together, secured the brads then adhered the hinges over the top fold of the card.


I used the "negative" bits from the cog/gear layers
to make a sentiment panel inside the card,
then added a triple layered sentiment.

   

Here are some more pics.
Just click on the image to see the detail in full screen.





   

   

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Rick St. Dennisdigital stamp -  Steampunk Turtle
Copic markers - body - E41-42-43-44-47-49
Copic markers - mouth - E04-93
Copic markers - eye - YG17-67 + white gel pen
Copic markers - shell - YG91-93-95 + E31-35
Copic markers - gears & motor - C3-5-7
Copic markers - metal trim - YR23-24-27
Copic markers - wings - E03-08-09-35
Copic markers - globes - Y11-15
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Assorted Gears by Jamie Koay
designs by Jamie are no longer in the store
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #24060
3 Hinge Set by Lori Whitlock
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix dies - sentiment - Regal Stand Ups Framelits by Stephanie Barnard
brads
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the hinge & points of the gears

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Sending a big Thank You to Rick St. Dennis for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #156 Anything Goes with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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option Christmas, must use Rick St. Dennis image
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog - Challenge #44 - Anything Goes
optional Winter Blues
Through The Craft Room DoorTTCRD ATG Challlenge for the week of 2 Jan-18
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #99 - New Beginnings
optional twist "Use Christmas Stamp for Non-Christmas Card"
Tuesday Throwdown - TT353 - Silver and/or Gold
My turtle has golden accents and the hinges have golden brads