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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