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Monday, 31 May 2010

Die Cut Dreams #50

This week on Die Cut Dreams, our theme is numbers. So we'd like to see a number on your cards this week.
I've seen alot of tent cards around lately so thought I just had to have a go, and I do like them, so that's what I did for my card this week.
Tilda is coloured with the usual ProMarkers, the BP is from a pad I bought in Florida a few years ago and the flowers I made myself, the tutorial for these is in the sidebar.

Pear Tree Designs #2 Floral Delights

This week on Pear Tree Designs our challenge is Floral Delights, so we'd like to see flowers on your project. This week we're being sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps and the prize is a choice of 4 digi images from their online store.
Here's my card.
I coloured my image with the usual ProMarkers and the flower I made myself, you can find a link to a tutorial for these in the sidebar. The flower is showing a different colour in the photo to what it is in RL.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Digi Doodle Shops Best Blog Hop & Anything Goes Challenge

Hello and Welcome to the first Digi Doodle Shop's Best Blog Hop! We are celebrating our two month anniversary as a store and have over 250 stamps for you to choose from. Judy and her lovely mom Joy have been working so hard to give you a variety of wondrous stamps and we decided to celebrate with our first blog hop!

If you came to my blog for another reason I want to thank you for your visit, but if you are here to hop it is best to start at the Digi Doodle Shop that way you will not miss a thing. Now if you came here from Michelles you are in the right place. Please be certain to get to all of our talented Design Teams blogs and leave a comment. You will find inspiration on every blog. Three stamps will be given away from three mystery DT blogs.

Here is a list in case you loose your way!!!

Here's my card for this weeks challenge and blog hop where the theme is 'Anything Goes'.
I coloured the image with ProMarkers, the flowers are a mixture of punched and shop bought.

Now you need to hop on over to Monikas blog. Have fun!

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Flower Tutorial 3

This one is made using the Retro Flower punch. I know alot of you will have these punches in your stash, if not I'm sure you can make it with any other flower punch or die cut.

1. Here's what you need.2. Add a bit of colour to your flower shapes if you're using plain card or paper. I like to use distress inks for a suble shade.
3. Carfully cut down into each petal on all your layers.4/5. Once you've cut them all, fiddle with them a bit to make the petals stand up.
6/7. Add a blob of glue to the centre of each layer and repeat with all the layers.
8/9. Finish off with a gem in the flower centre, I should've used a bigger gem really. You can fluff the petals us more once you've attached it to your card.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Flower Tutorial 2

Here's another flower tutorial for you. These are really easy to make and I would think everyone will have all the equipment for them. 1. Here's what you'll need to make these flowers. Glue, scissors, quilling tool, circles of light weight card or paper- plain or patterned, and something to colour the circles if you're using plain paper. I used distress inks and apply it with Cut 'n' Dry Foam. I use nesties to cut the circles and prefer the smaller size, but that's just a personal thing.2. Colour your card however you choose, you could use ProMarkers/Copics if you want them to match your card perfectly.3&4. Starting at the edge of the circle cut a continuous line to the centre5. With the quillng tool, place the end of the cut circle into the slot on the tool.6&7. Roll the tool so that the paper winds round the end, continue all the way till you get to the centre.8. Release the quilling tool and tuck the centre of the circle underneath, this is where you'll glue the flower.9. Now pull the centre towards you to loosen the coil, fiddle about with it till you're happy.10. Now add a blob of glue to the centre bit and push it together between your thumb and finger, so your thumb is pressing into the top of the flower.And that's it! You can play around with different size cirlcles and the depth at which you cut, I keep the depth narrow due to postage costs..... lol They're also nice with a bit of glitter added around the top edge.

Delightful Sketches 27th May

A new challenge has just started over on Delightful Sketches and this weeks sponsor is Simon Says Stamp.
Here's my card.I used 'Sweetie Pea' for this one and you can buy and download it HERE. I coloured the image with ProMarkers and made the flowers myself (tutorial coming soon). Why not pop over and join us in this challenge, we'd love to see you over there.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge #16

A new challenge is now underway over at I ♥ ProMarkers and this week we have a sketch for you all to follow. Our sponsor this week is Digi Doodle Shops Best, and the prize is a $10 gift coupon to spend in their online store. You really should pop over for a look, there's some lovely images to choose from and very different from the norm.
Here's the sketchMyself and the rest of the DT girls we lucky enough to be able to choose an image to work with, from the store, I chose 'Swans'.
I really love this image it's so peaceful looking. The flowers are a mix of punched and shop bought.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Pear Tree Designs Challenge #1

Today sees the start of a brand new challenge blog, Pear Tree Designs and to start of we have a sketch for you to follow.
Here's my DT card.
The DT got to work with one of Donnas Cupcake digi image, which you can buy HEREI printed it off 3 times and coloured it with ProMarkers then decoupaged it up. The backing papers are from Pink Petticoat, the ribbon is from Stampin Up (Celery) and the gems just from my stash.
Why not come over and join us in this new challenge, we'd love to see your there.

Die Cut Dreams #49

It's Monday, so that means it's time for a new challenge over on Die Cut Dreams. This weeks theme is 'Words, No Stamped Image'. So now's the time to get you sentiment stamps out, or something from your printer.
Here's my DT card.I bought this stamp in Florida a few years ago and this is only the 2nd time I've used it. It's by Hero Arts.
I made the flowers myself from just a circle of thin card. I'll pop a tutorial on here soon, they're so simple to make.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Let's Get Stamping & Pollycraft Monday

What a gorgeous morning we've got here in Darlington, hope it's the same for you too.

This week over on Lets Get Stamping on Craftbubble, we've got Kathy as our GDT. And what a great sketch she came up with. I love it and will be using it again very soon. Her little twist is to use something you've not used for a while, or something that's got forgotton about in your crafty stash, I thnk we all have a lot of that, don't we.... lol. I decided to use my Prisma Pencils and a crochet flower which I made ages ago.
The image is from Pollycraft, sorry can't remember what she's called. I used the Prismas and Sansador to blend the colours. I really should use these more!I'm entering this into the present challenge over on Pollycraft Mondays whose theme is Summer Blooms.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Digi Doodle Shops Best #8 & S & V Chritsmas Club

SPARKLE, GLITTER, GLITZ is the theme for the new challenge starting today over on Digi Doodle Shops Best. So now's your chance to get out all that glitter and bling!
Here's my DT card for this week.I decided to go with a Christmas card for this one. The image I've used it called 'Cecil Wrapped Up' and you can buy and download him HERE
The green card has glitter in it, and I coloured the wrapping paper with a Sukura glitter gel pen.
Here's a closer view.
The rest of the image is coloured with ProMarkers.
For the flower I used my Spellbinders Poinsettia die and I gave it a sprinkling of Diamond Dust, which gives a frosty look, and then added seed beads for the flower centre. I made the pins myself with bits from my stash.Why not pop over and join us in this new challenge, we'd love to see you over there. I'm also entering this card into this week challenge on Susie & Vikki's Christmas Club where the theme is stitching.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge #15

This week on I ♥ ProMarkers we'd like to see you use your own handmade flowers. It doesn't matter how you make them, they could be stamped and cut out, punched flowers, die cut flowers, crochet flowers, anything you like.
This week we're being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who are giving away a $15 shopping spree in their online store. So why not come along and join us and be in with a chance of winning.
Here's my DT card.I used one of my new stamps from Sweet Pea for this one, first time it's been inked up. The small flowers are made using the retro flower punch and the larger one with a sizzix die.
The small flowers are made using the retro flower punch and the larger one with a sizzix die. The backing paper if from Pink Petticoat.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Die Cut Dreams #48

Well it's Monday and that means it's time for a new challenge over on Die Cut Dreams and this week we'd like to see you use Lace on your card.
Here's my DT card.I made this card to go along with the wedding cake above, the one with flowers. I did it in the wedding colours, ivory and lilac. The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil Too, and coloured with ProMarkers. I'm also entering this card for the June DT call over on Mo's Dream Team blog.
I made the flower myself using a sizzix die. The lace is from a local haberdashery shop.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

A couple of my lastest cakes......

This one was for my nephew who got married last Saturday. They wanted the figures to look like them selves. Here's a picture of the happy couple, not a bad copy eh..... lol.
They got married at the Freemasons Hall, just incase anyone is wondering about the symbols in the background.... lol.

This cake is for a wedding taking place today.
Two quite different cakes, don't you think?

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Digi Doodle Shops Best #7 & Sketch Saturday

For this weeks challenge over on Digi Doodle Shops Best, we would like to see ribbons on your project, you can use it however you wish as long as we can see it on your work.
Here's my DT card.I used the Bird Bath digi download which you can buy from the online store HERE and used ProMarkers to colour it. the Flowers are a mixture of shop bought and punched flowers. The backing paper is a download from Pink Petticoat.
Why not pop over and join us in with our challenge.
I'm also entering this in this weeks challenge on Sketch Saturday, the first time I've entered for months (sorry Jo xx)

Delightful Sketches 13th May

For this weeks challenge over on Delightful Sketches & Challenges we have a sketch for you by Wendy. There's also a prize up for grabs, a $10 gift certificate to spend Digital Delights online store, why not pop over and have a lookie.
Here's my DT card.I used Dilly Duck and the Ladybird digi download, which you can buy at the Digital Delights online store. (link above) The image is coloured with the usual ProMarkers, and everything else is from my stash. I also turned the sketch round.

A close up of the flowers which I made using a punch.