Thursday, 29 September 2011

DYSU #39 - Swirls

We have another great challenge for you this week over at Do You Stack Up?  but before I get onto that. I need to introduce two of our new DT Members - Mary Jo Eason and Jan Garber. Hi ladies and welcome aboard !!  Now onto the challenge which is SWIRLS - we want to see your swirly stamps, chipboards, images or even designer papers. Anyhting so long as it is swirly!!

Yum yum yum!

Our sponsors this week are:

 Dearie Dolls Digi StampsDearie Digi Paper Doll and Four Outfit Pages for Different Holidays and Everyday

Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps $10 Gift Voucher for Stitchy Stamps, Panda Bear Designs, and/or Kelley’s Kids 

Crafty Individuals - giving this amazing craft package

For my project this week, I was sent a gorgeous Crafty Individuals stamp and some chipboard frames and as I already had some Crafty Individual tags in my stash. I decided to use one and create an altered tag. The frame, corner piece and swirl have been triple embossed and the Scrabble letters, coloured with alcohol inks. The swirl inside the frame has been coated with Glossy Accents. I stamped the image, swirls and words before distressing the tag and then sprayed the whole thing with Glimmer Mist.

Close-ups of detail

I had great fun making this :0)

Medium - Distress Inks - Peeled Paint and Victorian Velvet and Memento Rich Cocoa
Other embellishments all from stash - heart charm
                                                        scrabble tiles
                                                        chipboard corner
                                                        Doohickey swirl die
                                                        green craft wire
Glimmer Mist - Iridescent Gold
Embossing powders - Moon Glow: DesertMoon/Copper Pine
                                                      Midnight Bronze/Obsidian

Thank you so much for taking the time to have a look .I do hope you will pop over to DYSU and be inspired by the rest of the teams creations to join us for this fun challenge. Perhaps, while you are there, you could welcome our new girls by leaving them some love on their blogs.
Happy Craftng
Denise xx

I am entering this into the following:
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #63 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays #35 - Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends #34 - Anything goes but not a card
Pollycraft Monday #112 - Tags and/or Bookmarks
Play Date Cafe #101 - Colour Challenge

Saturday, 24 September 2011

The Chosen One!

Back again - two posts on a Saturday!! Guess whose  h.......k has not been done - lol.

I found a fab challenge blog thanks to Angela at In My Quiet Time, called Forever Night Challenges and their theme this week is World of Hogwarts and as I just happened to have this digi from Bugaboo, I thought I would enter. The image is called Har Repotter "The Chosen One" .

 I have read all of the Harry Potter books and seen most of the films and I love them so how could I not get  this image :0)

Here's the close-up shot.

and here's the inside.
Medium - Promarkers and Derwent pencils blended with Sansodor
Papers - freebies:  bats from Jak Heath (which I coloured)
                             cobweb from Bearly Mine 
                             arched window - sorry can't remember where from
Flying bat - clip art which I printed and cut out
Sentiment - Scrapalicious Times
Silver Stickles

Right, that is all from me today. Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Denise xx

Sweet Pea - Love is Gone

A happy Saturday to you all!!

Today I have been playing with a gorgeous Sweet Pea stamp by Ching Chou Kuik called "Love is Gone" that I got for my birthday (one of three!!).  I love these images and have been wanting to ink one up for ages and have finally found the time :0)

As there seem to be so many Autumn/Fall challenges out there at the moment, I thought I would use Autumnal colours for my card. I have distressed the edges of all the papers and glittered her wings and bangle to tie in with the lovely peachy coloured glittery DP I used for the half circle. Unfortunately, this does not show up too well in the photo :0( 

 This is a close-up of the gorgeous image. The white dotted background has been inspired by Coops (thanks Coops I love this effect).

And here is the inside.

Medium - Promarkers and white gel pen
Papers - various from my stash
Ribbon, flowers & charm - from my stash
Stamp - Crafts and Me
Ink for distressing - Memento "Rich Cocoa"
Fancy border - Doohickey die

Thanks for looking and before I go, I would like to say a big hello and thank you to my new followers.
Denise xx

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafts & Me #53 - Stripes (doohickey border)
Play Date Cafe #100 - Colour challenge
Crafty Purple Frog - Fall into Fall
Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons #2 - Anything Goes
Hanna and Friends - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffett #18 - Things with wings
Sweet Pea Stampers - Fall colours

Thursday, 22 September 2011

DYSU #38 - Duo

Morning All,
Our challenge over at Do You Stack Up this week is titled Duo which means we want to see your design elements in twos or pairs. How easy is that!!

Our sponsors this week are:
Stretch 'n Bubbles - Choice of 4 digi stamps

JLJ Designs - $10 Gift Certificate

The Stamping Boutique - Choice of 5 digital stamps

For my card I have used this great image from Stretch 'n Bubbles called "Tribute Flower". I dragged two of the flowers into my graphics programme, flipped one and made it slightly smaller and then merged them with the sentiment.

A bit of stitching, a ribbon, a bow and some pearls and the card was complete. 

Medium - Promarkers
Paper - Freebie from a magazine - Pampered Pets
Ribbon, bow and pearls - from stash
Sentiment - Freebie from Scrapalicious

Pop on over to the DYSU Challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's creations - the duos are very varied and will definitely inspire you to join in with us this week.

Before I go, I want to take a moment to say goodbye to two of the team members who are sadly leaving us. Frances and Tenny - you will both be missed and I wish you both success and happiness xx  There is a small DT call going on over at DYSU - if you are interested, you will need to be quick as it closes on 24th September.

That's all from me today.
Denise xx

I am entering this card into:
Digistamps4joy #28 - Anything goes
Freshly Brewed  #65 - Keep it simple
Paper Shelter #32 - Anything goes
Anything Goes #50 - Anything goes
Di's Digi Designs #1 - Anything goes

Thursday, 15 September 2011

DDSC #76 - Autumn

Back again, this time with my card for this week's challenge over at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges where our theme is Autumn - leaves, colours, images, flowers - anything that reminds you of this time of the year.

This week, I got to play with another of the gorgeous fairy images which you can find here in the shop. I have used lots of lovely Autumnal colours and some fab glittery backing paper which DOES NOT show up in this lousy picture :0(  The seam binding has been coloured with a Promarker, to match. The flowers, branches and edge of the image have all been distressed with an inkpad.

 Close up of the image

Inside of the card 

Medium - Promarkers
Lace & Seam Binding - Wild Orchid Crafts
Flowers - cut on the Cricut
Branches - MS punch
Papers - First Edition "Desert Blooms"
Inkpad - Adirondack Brights "Mountain Rose"
Brads - stash

Once again, thanks for looking and don't forget to take a look at the rest of the DT's lovely creations. Also the September Special is still running in the shop, so why not pop over there and browse all the gorgeous images available. Remember, you get two entries into the challenge if you use one of these!!

Also I need to let you know that this challenge will run for 2 weeks and we will be back on 6th October with a new challenge and some new Team Members. The new members will be announced on 29th September. Although it will be great to have some new members, this sadly means we will be losing some of the current ones :0(    I just want to say, it has been a joy and privilege to have worked with you very talented ladies and I shall miss you - take care of yourselves xx

Hugs and Happy Crafting
Denise xx

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:
DigiStamps4Joy #27 - The colours of Fall
The Paper Shelter #31 - Fairies and Elves
Papertake Weekly - Things with wings
Happileigh Scrappin #39 - Fall(ing) leaves
Crafty Ribbons #2 - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations #48 - Autumn

DYSU Challenge #37 - Silver

Hello All,
Our challenge theme this week over at Do You Stack Up? is Silver which couldn't be any easier - silver paper, charms, ribbon or even paint. The choices are endless and we cannot wait to see your wonderful creations :0)

Our generous sponsors this week are:

Robyns Fetish - winners choice of 5 digi stamps or 4 digi stamps and 1 paper pack

Digi Darla - One months membership to the Digital Stamp Club

My Divine Inspiration - A prize package

Our very own  Miranda - 2 digi images

This week I got to use this lovely little image called "Bella da Snowlady" from Robyns Fetish which was a real joy to colour and which, by the way, is my very first Christmas card for this year - a bit late I know but hey better late than never!!! The trees and image have been attached with foam pads to give some dimension (and what looks like a black strip across the card is actually Mirror Card!!!)  Sorry about the lousy pictures - I seem to be having real problems getting decent ones at the moment. Think I may need to invest in a light box.

Here's the close-up

and here's the inside

Medium - Promarkers & Derwent pencils
Papers & trees - Nitwits "Joyful Hearts"
Snowflakes - MS punch
Mirror Board & gems - stash
Glitter - Silver Stickles

Thanks for looking and don't forget to take a peek at the rest of the DT's creations over at the Challenge blog. I'm sure they will inspire you to enter the challenge this week

I'll see you later with my DT card for Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.
Denise xx

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Papercraft Star #62 - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday Challenge #128 - Celebrate the season (any season)
Crafty Boots #1 - Anything Goes

Thursday, 8 September 2011

DDSC # 75 - Circles

Back Again,
This time with my DT card for this week's challenge over at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges which is Circles. We want to see your circle shaped cards, circular images, circular embellishments - anything really so long as it incorporates circles!!!!

This gorgeous Perfume Bottle image can be found here in the shop and comes with two others as well :0) I just adore this image -  so classy and you can just imagine it containing a very expensive French perfume.

Close-up of image

Inside of card

Medium - Promarkers, Weather Wood DI
Papers and Circular Embellishments - Craftwork Cards (magazine freebie)
Ribbons and pearls - stash
Card - Craftwork Cards

So, that's all from me for today except to ask that you take a look at the rest of the inspiration from the DT and join in our challenge. I look forward to seeing what you come up with :0)

Denise xx

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge #1 - Pinks, Greys, Black and White

DYSU #36 - Texture

Hello All,
So it's Thursday again and time for another fun challenge over at Do You Stack Up?.  This week's theme is Texture - this can be textured card, fabric, metal, embossing - in fact any kind of texture you can find.

Our sponsors this week are:

Digi Doodle Shop - $10 Gift Certificate

Pizzazz Aplenty - $10 Prize Package

Love to Stamp
Love To Stamp - Winner's choice of one "Little Darlings" rubber stamp

My card this week uses this cute image from the Digi Doodle Shop called "Bird Watching" and let me tell you, it has texture aplenty. I have used a stone paint for the bird bath, yellow velvet paper for the birdie, Flowersoft for the grass and flowers and glossy accents on the water, beak and his eye.

The only bit I am not too sure about is the Flowersoft - I think it looks a bit tatty, although I must admit it looks better in the flesh!

And this is the inside with a removable tag for a message. The greeting reads "Best Fishes"

Medium - Promarkers, Derwent pencils and Sansodor, Eberhard Faber Granite paint, Faded Jeans DI
Paper - Pink Petticoat
Cardstock and velvet paper - stash
Greetings - Pink Petticoat freebie stamp

I would love for you to hop on over to DYSU and take a look at the rest of the DT girlies' fantastic cards and hopefully you will be inspired to join in.

Thanks for looking
Denise xx

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash # 16 - Birds, Bugs and Beasts
Crafty Boots #1 - Anything Goes