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Thursday, 28 July 2011

Look at this!

Our amazing Stamp designer Lia of Lia Stampz! made all of her design team members their own character in a jar!

This is me!



Isn't she sooooooooooo talented!!

Thank you so much Lia.

Remember to pop over for our first challenge on 15 August!

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Sparkle and Shine

It's ta bu Tuesday time over at Daisy Doodles . I thought I would go for Christmas in July!

I love this image! It's by the lovely Jules of Daisy Doodles.



I have used promarkers to colour. K & Co papers, charm, flowers and ribbon. The sentiment has been personalized.
Challenges:-
Craft your passion - Christmas in July
Crazy - Ribbons
Paper creations Ink - Christmas in July
Christmas stamping all year round - All about you
Simpley create - Christmas time
Craft us crazy - Anything goes

The Artistic Stamper

It is my time to post over at The Artistic Stamper . I would love you to pop over and give me some love! and see the full details of my card using a Mabel Lucie Attwell Stamp.






Challenges:-
Card Cupids - Monochromatic
Lolli pop cards - anything goes
2 Sisters - Anything goes
Fabulous Friday - Buttons
Fashionista Friday - Ruby
Stamp Something - Embellishments

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Guest Designer for Creative Craft World!

I am so proud to have been asked to Guest Design for Creative Craft World! They are such a lovely Challenge blog and I had the pleasure of working with Choccy who made me feel so welcome. Thanks Choccy!

Their sponsor this week is 2 Cute stamps!





The theme is SUMMER and here is my card!

How cute is he!!! I love this image I got to choose him myself! I have used promarkers to colour my image.
The papers are K and Co. I have used Tim Holtz flower maker die. My first go and I loved it!
I added a sentiment from Inkadinkado and some liquid pearls. Along with some ribbon on which I added some distress stickles.
The flourishes are also from a Tim Holtz die.
I hope you like my card! Thanks for looking and don't forget to join in the challenge at Creative Craft World!
Challenges:-
Crafty Purple Frog - Summer Fun
The Rubber Cafe - Use spellbinder dies
Stamp Insanity - Summer Colours
Crafts and Me - Summertime
Digital Tuesday - One or more dies

Thursday, 14 July 2011

On the Wings of Love

Here is a card I have made using an image by The Paper Shelter . I LOVE him!!! So cute and funny!

I have used Promarkers to colour him in. I have added some glossy accents to his glasses.
He is mounted on some nestabilities. The papers are DCWV, Rock Star. They have such a lovely feel to them as they have a raised furry texture. The sentiments are from Inkadinkado.
The ribbon and flowers are from my stash. I have added some distress stickles. The beautiful big red heart came free with the packaging of my order I made to Art from the Heart! Perfect!


Thank you for looking!

Challenges:-
Paper Shelter - Wings
7 Kids College Fun - Red White and Blue
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes
Clear it out - Wings
Crazy Amigos - Things that fly
Digital Tuesday - One or more dies
Hooked on Crafts - With Love
K B Cute Monday - Somthing Cute
Stamp N Doodle - Love and Romance
Crafty Pad - Lots of Texture
Creative Inspirations - Red White and Blue
Lollipop - Anything goes
One Stitch at a time - Anything goes
Marks Finest Papers - Diecuts as a background mat

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Sundays with Crissy DT Call

Sundays with Crissy DT CAll!. That's right Crissy Armstrong is having a DT Call!

I have made a sideways easel card. (Please see my blog for a tutorial) The papers are by K and Co.
The wonderful image is coloured using Promarkers. I have mounted the image on to Nesties using Coredinations card, which I have distressed. I have used Distress Ink around the image.
The little rose clip on the bow is a hair clip but I thought it was perfect for this card! The flowers and leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I love the little bear charm! I thought he was so cute so wanted to hang him from the Number 1.
I have used a Tim Holtz swirl die and a Martha Stewart punch. the ribbon and lace are from my stash.
I then completed the card with some liquid pearls randomly on the spot paper.

I loved making this and I will be giving it to my Niece for her 1st Birthday.
Challenges:-
Bearly Mine - Anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Pretty Blossoms
Digital Tuesday - Use one or more dies
Shopping our stash - New stash (charm and clip)
K B Cute - Something cute
Stamps and Fun - Lace
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes
One stitch at a time - Anything goes

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Daisy Doodles Tuesday

It's Tuesday and that means Free Week Time at Daisy Doodles. I have used this beautiful image from the Wedded Bliss Set.

I have used Promarkers to colour my image. I have edged the image with distress inks and used nestabilities to cut around the image.
I cut arounf the front center of my card the make a triangle shape. The papers are K & Co. I then added some lace, flowers and a little horseshoe charm, perfect for this image!
The flowers also have some green glass hearts in them.
Thanks for looking!
Challenges:-
Bee Crafty - Wedding wishes
Marks Finest Papers - Diecuts as a background mat
Paper Creators Crafts - Special occasions
Inspire me Fridays - Anything goes
Charisma Cardz - all about flowers
Stamp insanity - Anything goes

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Birthday Diva!

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful day xx I had a little hop around today as Kenny K are having a Birthday Hop! As I finished the hop I pooped in to the Kenny K Store (Well it would be rude not too lol!) This is one of the stamps I brought. I have made a card for my cousin's 40th Birthday.

I made a sideways easel card (see my tutorial post below). I added some flowers, a ceramic heart button, Flourish, flowers and ribbon.
The papers are K & Co.
I added a Happy Birthday stamp and a little "Wish" embellishment to look like she is holding it along with the bags.
Thank you for looking!
Challenges:-

Craft your days away - Fnacy Folds
Crafty Emma - Receipe
Phindys Place - Buttons
Charisma Cardz - Flowers
Crafts and Me Favourite Stamp/Image
Divas By Design - Diecuts/Punches
Paper Shelter - Lots of dots
Penny's Paper Craft - Happy Birthday
Craft your passion - Anything goes
Kenny K - Anything goes

Friday, 8 July 2011

The Artistic Stamper - Spiced Summer

It's my time to post over at The Artistic Stamper Creative Blog .

Here is my card, of the full details please see HERE .

Pop over and leave me some love! xx






Challenges:-
Crafts and Me - Favourite Stamp/Image
Divas by Design - Die cuts/Punches
Little Darlings - Favourite colour
Your Next Stamp - Buttons
Deep Ocean Challenge - Cards
Everybody Art Challenge - Use Shapes
Jac Inks - Diecuts and texture.
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes with optional button
Partytime Tuesday - Square cards
Craft your Passion - Anything goes
House of Gilli - Lots of Sparkle
K B Cute Monday - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Stamps are us - There was a little girl
Gingerloft - Add beads
Stamptacular - Use two of the same thing

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Sideways Easel Card Tutorial

I Love making Easel Cards! Recently I learnt how to make a Sideways Easel Card. I was asked how to make it so here you go!

You will need:
8x8 inch Card
An extra piece of white card stock
Scoreboard or Trimmer
Bone folder
To decorate:
Pattern paper
Image (Daisy Doodles!)
Ribbon
Flowers
Edge punch
Leaves

1. Take a 8 x 8 inch card. Open up as portrait, shown below

2. Lay the card in the paper trimmer, the top section of the card and score diagonally from the top left corner to bottom right, .
3. Use the bone folder to make the crease. Put the card to one side.
4. Take the extra piece of card stock and cut to 8 x 8 Inch square.
5. I always Layer up with the matts before assembling my card. So put all your layers on to the base card and on to the front piece you have just cut.
6. Make sure that when you make your "buffer" you place it at a diagonal as shown above.
7. Add your image and embellishments as shown above.
8. Attach the 8 x 8 inch section to the folded card, as shown.

That's it!! Hope you have enjoyed the tutorial and thank you for looking.

Tina xx


Challenges:-
Bearly Mine - Anything goes
Digital Tuesday - Bling it up
Party time Tuesdays - Square cards
Passion for Promarkers - Tie a yellow ribbon
Try it on Tuesday - Flower power
Craft your passion - anything goes
Hooked on Crafts - Flowers
Kaboodle Doodles - Celebrations
KB Cute Mondays - anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Stamps R Us - There was a little girl
One Stitch at a time - Use a digi
Digis with attitude - Anything goes
Inspire me Fridays - Anything goes
Digi Doodles Shops Best - Anything goes
Just for Fun - Anything goes
The Crafty Pad - style of card

Karen's Doodles DT Call!

I have been waiting a long time for this call! Yes it's the Karen's Doodles DT Call!

I LOVE Karen's images as do I believe most of the crafting world do!

Have have made this card for the call. It's called Peek a boo! So cute and one of my favourites................. well they all are but never mind lol!


I have coloured him with Promarkers. The shape of the card is a sideways easel (Look out for my tutorial posted here soon!) This style of card gives you lots of room to embellish!

Can you see the wonderful bear charm! I picked him up from my local Primark! The panel behind the bow that he is hanging from has been embossed.


I have used lots of lace on this card as I wanted to give that baby feel lol xx


I have added some distress stickles to the flowers and ribbon, I love this effect.


I used a punch on the buffer to give an interesting look. The papers are K and Co. I added flowers, liquid pearls and some flourishes...... oh and a pin!


Hope you like it! Wish me luck. xx

Challenges:-
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Spots and stripes
Creative Stamp Friends - Dots
Hooked on Craft - Flowers
KB Cute Monday - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Flourish
One Stitch at a time - Use a Digi
The Crafty Pad - Style of card

Monday, 4 July 2011

Summer Time at Daisy Doodles!

It's Monday and that means Challenge Time at Daisy Doodles. I am very excited this week as this challenge is very special to me. It marks my first year with Daisy Doodles! It has been a wonderful year full of brilliant challenges and fantasic telented people who have become and will stay my friends (I hope! lol xx).

This weeks challenge is "Summer"

This is my card and to mark my special year birthday I have used the same image I used on my very first card!



I have made a sideways easel card. The hamock has been coloured using Promarkers.
I then used some nestabilities to cut around the image. I left the nesties on and used distress inks to fill in the sand and sea/sky. I love this effect, I picked it up from my lovely team mate Jo. Thanks Jo xx
I have also ysed Daisy Doodles Sun and clouds and flipflops images.
The shells were hand picked for my by my 2 Nephews that live in Protugal, thanks you my beautiful boys!


Well I hope you like the card. Thank you for looking and I would love to see you join in the challenge! xx

Challenges:-
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
Wee Memories Summer time
Bling it on - Anything goes
Card and Scrap - Use punches or dies
Clearly inspired - Dies, Punches, die cuts
Crafty Catz - Colours od Summer
Digi's with attutude - Anything goes
Inpire me Fridays - Anything goes
Wags N Whiskers - Anything goes