Thursday, 17 January 2019

Making it SPARKLE 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 #183 - Make It Sparkle
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:


Morgan's ArtWorld
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Prize ~ $5 Gift Certificate

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Today I have used the Flower Tag 5 digital stamp from Morgan's ArtWorld,
one of our generous sponsors this week, to make a sparkly card.

I opened the image in Silhouette Studio, along with an ornate frame cut file (details below) and sized them both to fit each other on an A5 panel.  I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, heat set, coloured with Copic markers, adding a touch of Wink Of Stella sparkle to the frame to make it look like it was silver.  Next came even more sparkle.  I cut the ornate frame with my Cameo, painted it with liquid adhesive then smothered it with luscious black glitter ... and despite my best efforts, I have to confess that our house now sparkles too!  I scored an A4 sheet of heavy smooth cardstock, trimmed to size then adhered the image panel and frame in place to complete my card filled with sparkle and love.





I was so nervous when I went to stamp the sentiment, I stupidly waiting until after I had coloured it.  I knew it was going to be a tight fit but apart from loving the words, I thought font went perfectly with the fabulous flowers.  Luckily the flourishes fitted in nicely between the stamens.



PS - I have another confession ... this was my 3rd attempt at making this card
I had almost finished colouring the image panel, got a cramp in my hand, dropped my marker and ended up with a big line of YR09 across it.  No amount of colourless blender was able to get that graffiti out!  While I was colouring the 2nd image panel, adding the deepest red-orange accents to the petals and ... you guessed it, a giant blob of R08 flooded out.  Why did I get out of the habit of taking the caps of both ends?  Lesson learnt, 3rd attempt was done in short stints with both caps off while colouring, luckily there were no more cramps and no more inky floods.

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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 #183 - Make It Sparkle
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are bi-weekly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.

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*** WINNER announcement ***
Thanks to "random.org", the lucky winner from my Blog Hop giveaway is
Mel C
Congratulations Mel, you have won $10 to spend at Beccy's Place.
Please contact me via the "contact me" tool on the right-hand-side of my blog.
You have until midnight 23rd January AEST to claim your prize.

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Morgan's ArtWorld digital stamp - Flower Tag 5
Copic markers - buds - YG 01 + Y21-35-38
Copic markers - petals - Y21-35-38 + YR04-09 + R08
Copic markers - leaves - YG01-03-25-17-67
Copic markers - stamens - YG01-03-17 + Y35 + YR04 + E19
Copic markers - frame - T1-3-5-7
A4 smooth cardstock (for card base)
scoreboard & bone folder (for card base)
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #59022
Ornate Rectangle Frame by Jamie Koay
MISTI
Versafine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Kaisercraft - Sage & Grace - stamp & die set
"love always" sentiment
Helmar Acid Free Professional Glue - to adhere glitter to frame
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers

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Sending a big Thank You to Morgan's ArtWorld for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #183 at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:

Thursday, 10 January 2019

ORANGE Scandinavian Flowers . . . with Neat & Tangled and the Southern Girls Challenge

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
Anything Goes with Team Lou



Our generous sponsors for this challenge are:

   
Neat and Tangled          The Paper Shelter

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Today I have used the
Glittery And Sparkling digital stamp from The Paper Shelter
to make a pair of easel cards
and the
Scandinavian Flowers clear stamps from Neat and Tangled
to make a pair of CAS cards.
   

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You can read more about the challenge and other cards HERE.

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This post is to focus on my orange card using the 
Scandinavian Flowers clear stamps from Neat and Tangled

I had lots of inky fun with the Scandinavian Flowers clear stamps from Neat and Tangled and my MISTI.  Using "Copic friendly" Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I repeat stamped one of the flourished leaf stamps, added the flowers to make a delicate floral "sun" then stamped the sentiment.  I coloured the flowers and leaves with Copic markers (details below) then adhered the image panel to a card base to make a pair of pretty CAS cards.  The cards are 6 1/8" square.





Don't you think the sentiment is delightful?
In case you can't read it clearly, it says
" TRUE FRIENDS ARE LIKE THE SUN.
THEY ALWAYS SHINE. "
... that's what inspired me to stamp my pair of floral suns.

Separate to making this card for the Southern Girls Challenge, I was also challenged to make matching envelopes, so I pulled my stamps out for another workout.  I wasn't sure how things would go colouring an envelope, so I decided to stamp three.  I inserted a panel of cardstock inside each envelope to ensure that no ink could bleed through to the back.  As you can see, thinks didn't go so well with my first attempt ... the YR61 must have been a bit juicy!


So instead of going light through dark then back through light with my Copic blending, I started with dark and went to light without making things too wet.  It didn't blend as well as I would like but I have to confess, it does look nice having a matching envelope and was well worth the effort.  What do you think?



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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 ***
Neat and Tangled - clear stamp - Scandinavian Flowers
MISTI - it really is the most incredible stamping tool
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
X-Press It A5 Blending Card
Copic markers - orange card - flowers - YR61-65-68
Copic markers - orange card - leaves - YG03-25-17
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock
1/8" square card base
1/4" envelope
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge – Challenge #83 – Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - January Challenge – Make It Flowery
Creatalicious Challenges - Challenge #154 – Anything Goes optional – Something New
I have used a new stamp and a new technique (rotational stamping)
Incy Wincy Designs – 7th - 19th January – Quotes or Sayings
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #117 - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - PIP Challenge 1901
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge 412 – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog – Simon Says: Use Something New
I have used a new stamp and a new technique (rotational stamping)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says:
Card With Matching Envelope

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #368 - #369

PINK Scandinavian Flowers . . . with Neat & Tangled and the Southern Girls Challenge

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
Anything Goes with Team Lou



Our generous sponsors for this challenge are:

   
Neat and Tangled          The Paper Shelter

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Today I have used the
Glittery And Sparkling digital stamp from The Paper Shelter
to make a pair of easel cards
and the
Scandinavian Flowers clear stamps from Neat and Tangled
to make a pair of CAS cards.
   

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You can read more about the challenge and other cards HERE.

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This post is to focus on my pink card using the
Scandinavian Flowers clear stamps from Neat and Tangled

I had lots of inky fun with the Scandinavian Flowers clear stamps from Neat and Tangled and my MISTI.  Using "Copic friendly" Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I repeat stamped one of the flourished leaf stamps, added the flowers to make a delicate floral "sun" then stamped the sentiment.  I coloured the flowers and leaves with Copic markers (details below) then adhered the image panel to a card base to make a pair of pretty CAS cards.  The cards are 6 1/8" square.




Don't you think the sentiment is delightful?
In case you can't read it clearly, it says
" TRUE FRIENDS ARE LIKE THE SUN.
THEY ALWAYS SHINE. "
... that's what inspired me to stamp my pair of floral suns.

Separate to making this card for the Southern Girls Challenge, I was also challenged to make matching envelopes, so I pulled my stamps out for another workout.  I wasn't sure how things would go colouring an envelope, so I decided to stamp three.  I inserted a panel of cardstock inside each envelope to ensure that no ink could bleed through to the back ... lucky I did ... you can read and see what happened HERE.  So instead of going light through dark then back through light with my Copic blending, I started with dark and went to light without making things too wet.  It didn't blend as well as I would like but I have to confess, it does look nice having a matching envelope and was well worth the effort.  What do you think?



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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 ***
Neat and Tangled - clear stamp - Scandinavian Flowers
MISTI - it really is the most incredible stamping tool
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
X-Press It A5 Blending Card
Copic markers - pink card - flowers - R81-83-85
Copic markers - pink card - leaves - YG61-63-67
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock
6 1/8" square card base
6 1/4" envelope
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers

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

Magical birthday wishes with The Paper Shelter and The Southern GIrls Challenge

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

Anything Goes with Team Lou



Our generous sponsors for this challenge are:

   
Neat and Tangled          The Paper Shelter

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Today I have used the
Glittery And Sparkling digital stamp from The Paper Shelter
to make a pair of easel cards and the
Scandinavian Flowers clear stamps from Neat and Tangled
to make a pair of CAS cards.

   

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You can read more about the challenge and other cards HERE.

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This post is to focus on my cards using the
Glittery And Sparkling digital stamp from The Paper Shelter

I opened the pre-coloured Glittery And Sparkling digital stamp from The Paper Shelter on my Silhouette Studio design mat, along with a cut file for an easel card (links to this fancy fold cut file are below) and sized the image to fit the front panel.  I added a digital sentiment to the back panel (font details below) and the little sentiment "easel wedge" then coloured the background of the image panel pink, along with the top panel where the sentiment "easel wedge", printed on textured cardstock then cut with my Cameo.  I cut the contrasting layers and bases, scored the folds then adhered the layers to make a pair of magical birthday cards with fabulous fancy folds.


The image really is magical.  It's a little hard to see, but I added some clear Wink Of Stella sparkle to add some more magic to the image, with extra layers on the horns.



   



Don't you think the sentiment is delightful?
It's a new font that I just added to my collection.  It's called the PN Hello Gorgeous Snowflake Font by ScrapNFonts (links below).
After seeing how messy my handwriting was in our Christmas cards, I decided to add a sentiment to the back panel of the card, so my writing is only limited to adding some "Dear & From" names.



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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 ***
The Paper Shelter - digital stamp - Glittery And Sparkling
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - cut file - Design ID #241330
Birthday Easel Card By Jamie Cripps
(I added the sentiment panel instead of using the flip tab)
Silhouette Design Store - font - Design ID #164062
PN Hello Gorgeous Snow Font by ScrapNFonts
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment panel

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

Anything Goes with Team Lou at 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:

Neat and Tangled

The Paper Shelter

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Today I have used the
Glittery And Sparkling digital stamp from The Paper Shelter
and the
Scandinavian Flowers clear stamps from Neat and Tangled
to make some fancy folds and CAS cards.

First up are my fancy folds.  I opened the pre-coloured Glittery And Sparkling digital stamp from The Paper Shelter on my Silhouette Studio design mat, along with a cut file for an easel card (links to this fancy fold are below) and sized the image to fit the front panel.  I added a digital sentiment to the back panel (font details below) and the little sentiment "easel wedge" then coloured the background of the image panel pink, along with the top panel where the sentiment "easel wedge", printed on textured cardstock then cut with my Cameo.  I cut the contrasting layers and bases, scored the folds then adhered the layers to make a pair of magical birthday cards with fabulous fancy folds.



Next comes some inky fun with the Scandinavian Flowers clear stamps from Neat and Tangled and my MISTI.  Using "Copic friendly" Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I repeat stamped one of the flourished leaf stamps, added the flowers to make a delicate floral "sun" then stamped the sentiment.  I coloured the flowers and leaves with Copic markers then adhered the image panel to a card base to make a pair of pretty CAS cards.


Don't you think the sentiment is delightful?
In case you can't read it clearly, it says
" TRUE FRIENDS ARE LIKE THE SUN.
THEY ALWAYS SHINE. "
... that's what inspired me to stamp my pair of "floral suns".


You read more about my "floral" sun cards by clicking on the images 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 ***
The Paper Shelter - digital stamp - Glittery And Sparkling
Neat and Tangled - clear stamp - Scandinavian Flowers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
X-Press It A5 Blending Card
Copic markers - pink card - flowers - R81-83-85
Copic markers - pink card - leaves - YG61-63-67
Copic markers - orange card - flowers - YR61-65-68
Copic markers - orange card - leaves - YG03-25-17
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - cut file - Design ID #241330
Birthday Easel Card By Jamie Cripps
(I added the sentiment panel instead of using the flip tab)
Silhouette Design Store - font - Design ID #164062
PN Hello Gorgeous Snow Font by ScrapNFonts
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment

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Sending a big Thank You to The Paper Shelter and Neat and Tangled 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 PINK friend card in the following challenges: