Thursday, 17 October 2019

MORE Christmas Cheer from Penny's

It's time for a new challenge with us on the
As always, the challenge is Anything Goes.

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The sponsor for this challenge is:


The Paper Shelter

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This is my second card using the For Santa digital stamp from The Paper Shelter, our generous sponsor for this challenge.  Sometimes we're not able to, or don't have enough time to colour images, so today I thought I would make an extra card with the pre-coloured image to show that you can use them for special handmade cards.
My card combines the pre-coloured image with
distressing, delicate sparkle and luscious pearls.


I opened the pre-coloured image in Silhouette Studio, sized to 5 1/4" and printed on smooth white cardstock.  I trimmed the panel to size and distressed the edges with scissors then added a delicate sparkle by roughly brushing the edges with a Clear Wink Of Stella glitter brush.  I matted the panel with a 5 1/4" panel of rose cardstock, distressed the edges a little more then matted the panel again with a 5 3/16" panel of rose cardstock to give it a little more dimension and contrast.  I matted a 6 1/4" top folding card base with crimson cardstock then adhered the matted image panel in place.  I finished off the card by adding pearls to the Christmas Tree.



If you click on the images you can see the delicate sparkle on the distressed edges
and the luscious shine of the pearls ...



   

   

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 My first card using the For Santa digital stamp from The Paper Shelter was coloured with Copic markers, click HERE or on the image below if you would like to learn more.


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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 452
on the
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
The Paper Shelter - pre-coloured digital stamp - For Santa
Recollections - smooth cardstock - white 50 pack 8 1/2" x 11"
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Crimson + Rose
Clear Wink Of Stella glitter brush
Kaisercraft - pearls - Teal
Francheville - pearls - pink
pink pearls coloured with R46 Copic marker
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers

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Sending a big Thank You to The Paper Shelter for being our sponsor
for Challenge 452 on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:

A Prickly BOO from 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





Our generous sponsors for this challenge are

   
Lia Stampz


I Am Roses

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Today I have used a cactus from the Cacti digital stamp set by Lia Stampz, one of our generous sponsors this fortnight.  I added a little spook to my cactus and made a cute Halloween card.



I opened the image in Silhouette Studio, added a sentiment (details below), printed on X-Press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  I trimmed the image panel to size and adhered it to a 5" x 7" card base.  I finished off my CAS card by adding some fun googly eyes, transforming my cactus into a prickly ghost.



I used some of my favourite Copic markers and after some searching blends on the internet, I added some new ones to make some new-to-me green and orange blends.  They are so vibrant in real life and I know I will be using them again.

   

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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 - cactus - YG13-17-67
Copic markers - pot - Y35-38 + YR04-09 + R24-27
Copic markers - shadow - W00-0-1
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #275069
Spooky Font by Lori Whitlock - used for sentiment
5" x 7" 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 Lia Stampz for sponsoring the

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:
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A Gem Of A Challenge - Wk 20 – Anything Goes
AAA Cards - CAS Game #151 - One Corner + Optional Twist Colour Palette
I have used all the colours, the pot includes yellow/orange/red, the cactus shades of green
and my card is finished off with a big bold black sentiment.
   
Alphabet Challenge Blog - O is for One Word Sentiment
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 39 – Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - October Challenge – Autumn Colours / Halloween
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #172 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog - October Challenge – Masculine or Halloween/Autumn
Cute N Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge 32 – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Wk42 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Use Black (A Lot or a Little)
International Art & Soul - Challenge #69 – Halloween
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Wk41 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Halloween
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD Anything Goes 15th Oct
Worldwide Open Design Team Challenge - Challenge #10 – 15th Oct – Anything Goes

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Christmas Cheer with Pennys


It's time for a new challenge with us on the
As always, the challenge is Anything Goes.

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The sponsor for this challenge is:


The Paper Shelter

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Today I have used the For Santa digital stamp from The Paper Shelter, our generous sponsor for this challenge, to make a Christmas card.



I had an old sketch (see Mojo Monday 524) in mind for this card, so I opened the image in Silhouette Studio and started to design the panels to make a 5" x 7" card.  I created an oval 3.5" x 3.75" and sized the image to fit inside then made a 1/16" offset.  I printed the image panel on X-Press It blending card, heat set, cut with the Cameo then coloured with Copic markers.  I cut the oval mat from black cardstock using the Cameo.  I cut the card front, matting panels and strips (using a good old fashioned ruler & craft knife) then assembled the card using liquid adhesive.  I finished off by adhering the completed panel to a 5" x 7" card base and adhering the cheery lime rhinestone strips.

If you click on the image you can see the detail in the tree trunk ...




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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 452
on the
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
The Paper Shelter digital stamp - For Santa
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Copic markers - snowman - BG0000 + C00 + 0
Copic markers - nose - YR04-09
Copic markers - hat/scarf/mittens - B01-02-04 + YG01-03 + RV02-04-06
Copic markers - tree - E31-33-35-29 + W5
Copic markers - Christmas Tree - E31-34-37 + W3
Copic markers - Christmas Star - Y08-18
Copic markers - ornaments - B01-02-04 + YG01-03 + RV02-04-06
Copic markers - plate & cookies - R24-27 + E59-99
Copic markers - glass & milk - C00-1 + 0
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Snow + Sky + Magenta + Lime
lime green rhinestone strip
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers

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Sending a big Thank You to The Paper Shelter for being our sponsor
for Challenge 452 on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Halloween Treats with A Bit More Time To Craft

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 It's Cracked digital paper by Lozzy at A Bit More Time To Craft to make some Halloween goodies.  This digital paper set comes in eighteen, yes, 18 different colours and they're perfect for cardmaking, scrapbooking and off-the-page projects, like I have created today.  If you're a lucky challenge winner, you could include this set as one of your Paper Picks.  On a side note, there are two colours from this design available as a freebie on the Freebie Tab.



I started by opening the It's Cracked digital paper and the cut files that I needed to create the sign, coffins and bowl in Silhouette Studio.  I sized the everything so that I could fit the digital patterned paper elements on A4 sheets of cardstock and still be within the Cameo cut border.  Full details and links to the cut files are listed below.

Let's start with the sign.  I sized the "trick or treat" art panel to fit on the A4 patterned paper panel and printed it on A4 textured cardstock.  The textured cardstock works perfectly with the It's Cracked digital paper, as it looks like cracked, weathered stone in real life, perfect for Halloween.  I adhered a layer of black cardstock to the back of the sign to make it sturdier.  The sign is 8 1/8" wide and 10 3/4" tall.



I added an easel to the back of the sign.  I enlarged easel the cut file from the original size to be 7 1/2" square, giving plenty of support for the sign.  This easel mechanism folds out to make a secure stand for the sign and folds flat for easy storage too.

   

Next comes the coffin treat boxes.  These are a fun design made even better with the contrasting It's Cracked digital paper.  I kept this file in the original size because it was already quite large and three of the coffin top matting layers fitted perfectly for printing and cutting on A4 sheets of cardstock.



The coffins are 7 1/8" x 4", they come with two compartments and are quite sturdy too.


I thought these would be pretty popular with some of the Trick Or Treaters
who usually visit, so I have already made nine, with more to come.


Lucky last comes the bowl.  I kept this file in the original size because it was already quite large.  I had to print and cut two A4 sheets for the contrasting  It's Cracked digital paper matting layers.  They make the bowl look like it's carved from weathered stone, making a matching set with the sign and coffin treats.  The bowl is 7" across from flat side to flat side and 8" across from point to point.  I added a hexagon to line the inside of the bowl and cover the tabs where the sides adhered to the base.
It might only be made from cardstock but it's a very sturdy bowl.

   

I can't wait to set these up on the Halloween table to welcome all the little
(and not so little) Trick Or Treaters who come visit each year.

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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 102
on the
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge Blog

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
A Bit More Time To Craft - digital paper - It's Cracked
textured cardstock - white & black
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #97069
A2 Trick Or Treat by Daniela Angelova (I enlarged to A4 size for sign)
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #76159
Easel For Back Of Card by Lori Whitlock (enlarged for A4 sign)
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #157129
2 Compartment Coffin Favor Box by Lori Whitlock
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #37448
3D Bowl by Snapdragon Snippets
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the folds

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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:

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Beautiful Halloween Colours

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 ~ $5 Gift Certificate

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images

Rick St. Dennis
Prize ~ 1 Digital Image


Prize ~ Two Digital Images and Two Coordinating Digital Paper Sets

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Today I have used the Bunch Of Roses digital stamp and Delicate Lace digital paper from Twinkle Lane Designs, one of our generous sponsors this week, to make two cards.  Yes, our challenge is Halloween Colours but as you can see, although I have used the traditional orange, green, purple and black, my cards are far from being a Halloween theme.



I opened the digital image and paper in Silhouette Studio and sized the image panel to suit a 5" x 7" card.  To make the lace of the digital patterned paper more delicate, I duplicated the paper so that they made 4 7/8" x 6 7/8" panel when two were joined together.  This digital stamp comes with three lovely sentiments, so I sized each one to fit on my card too.  I printed the image and sentiments on X-Press It blending card, I printed the patterned paper panels on textured white cardstock.  I trimmed the panels down to size then coloured the images with Copic markers.
I decided to try two different orange blends.

This one uses the following Copic markers - Y35 + Y38 + YR04 + YR09
and has become my Candy Corn Halloween Rose.



I matted each panel with black cardstock, getting the perfect 1/16" border on each one by using my Perfect Layers Ruler.  I cut a 1/2" black strip to cover the (digital) join in the patterned paper.  I secured all the layers in place using liquid adhesive.  I originally planned the cards to be 5" x 7" but I decided to finish them off with a wider 3/16" white border cut using my Perfect Layers Ruler.
My cards ended up being 5 3/8" x 7 3/8".



The other orange blend is much softer, using YR61 + YR65 + YR68


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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 ***
Twinkle Lane Designs - digital stamp - Bunch Of Roses
Twinkle Lane Designs - digital papers - Delicate Lace
Copic markers - leaves - G02-05-07
Copic markers - bright orange rose - Y35-38 + YR04-09
Copic markers - soft orange rose - YR61-65-68
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers

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Sending a big Thank You to Twinkle Lane Designs for supplying the digital stamp and paper I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #200 - Halloween Colours at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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Addicted To Stamps Challenge - Challenge #177 – For A Lady / Girl
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - Open Challenge for October #10
Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge - Color Dare #362 - Inspiration Photo of Fall Colors

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 38 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #477 – Anything Goes – optional twist: Ribbon, Bow or Flower
Creatalicious Challenges - Challenge #172 – Anything Goes optional Use A Punch
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #172 – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Wk41 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Use Black (A Lot or a Little)
Incy Wincy Designs - Oct 7th to 19th – Use Autumn (Fall) Colours
Fall colours are quite beautiful, so rich and vibrant, filled with shades of
green/yellow/orange/purple and more, my cards are filled with yellow/orange/green/purple
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Wk40 – Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Design Team Challenge - Challenge #09 – 15th Sep – Anything Goes

Singing Snowmen and Fancy Folds at Penny's

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:



Oddball Art


Hetty Clare

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Today I have used the Singing Snowmen digital stamp from Hetty Clare, one of our generous sponsors for this challenge, to make a Christmas card filled with fancy folds.


I started with a cut file for a centre step card with a gift card holder inside.  I opened the file and image in Silhouette Studio, sized the image panel to fit, added a sentiment, printed it on X-Press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  The shading for the snowmen and snow is a combination of C00 + BG0000 + "0", full details are listed below.


I cut the card elements with my Silhouette Cameo, scored the folds and adhered the layers to assemble the card.  Next came bundles of die cutting, so that I had plenty of assorted white snowflakes ready to be layered on black snowflakes.  I adhered the black and white snowflakes together then adhered them to the card using a combination of liquid adhesive and foam dots.


The finished card is 5" x 7" when folded flat.



The card looks pretty from the front as well as the sides
and it folds flat for mailing.



When you open the card, there is a section to insert a gift card and write you Christmas message.



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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 451
on the
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Hetty Clare digital stamp - Singing Snowmen
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Copic markers - snowmen & snow - C00 + BG0000 + "0"
Copic markers - carrot noses - YR04-09
Copic markers - pink scarf & hat - RV11-13-14
Copic markers - purple scarf & hat - V12-15-17
Copic markers - blue hat - B04 + BG000 + "0"
Copic markers - black hat - T5-7-9 + R24 + YG67 + R46
Copic markers - blue & green scarf - YG03 + BG02
Copic markers - trumpet & triangle - Y13-15 + YR23-24
Copic markers - music notes - W00-0
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store – Design ID #199918
Make A Wish Step Card by Jamie Lane Designs
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft - decorative dies - Mini Snowflakes
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the snowflakes
foam dots - to adhere tiny snowflakes

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Sending a big Thank You to Hetty Clare for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge 451 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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Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 38 – Anything Goes
Colouring In Scrapland - October Challenge – Vellum or Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #477 – Anything Goes optional twist: Ribbon, Bow or Flower
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - Challenge 120 – Christmas
Creatalicious Challenges - Challenge #172 – Anything Goes optional Use A Punch
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #172 – Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations - CIC480 – Something Inside

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 602 – Anything Goes
Cute N Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge 32 – Anything Goes
Cute N Crafty Christmas Challenge Blog - Challenge 18 – Anything Christmas / Winter Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Wk41 – Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Wk40 – Anything Goes
The 12 Months Of Christmas Link Up - Challenge #58 – Anything Goes
optional twist: Sensational Santa
The Paper Shelter - Challenge #401 – Music and Dance
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog - October Challenge – Merry & Bright