Friday, 12 August 2011

Blue Christmas!! Using Rachel Anderson's Snow Fae

Wow two Christmas cards down and it's only August!!! LOL! Not sure what happened to my "I'll make a Christmas card a week resolution - I think it might have run off with my I'll lose two stone by August one! Anyway, I've made this card for this weeks challenge over at Sweet Pea Stampers which is Blue Crush. This is my first appearance on team B since we've gone weekly, so I really hope that you will be able to join us. We have a fantastic prize this week, a grab bag of three Sweet Pea stamps which have kindly been donated by our sponsor Lynette from Sweet Pea Stamps.

I've kept this card relatively simple as I didn't have time to faff around finding co-ordinating papers and a fancy layout, so I dug out my trusty Distress Inks, Promarkers and white gel pen and set to work! I hope you like and don't think I've been too lazy :)

Big Shot
Texturz Snowflake Embossing Plate

Image - Snow Fae
Distress Inks - Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky & Broken China
White Gel Pen
Sakura Stardust Clear Pen
Gold Gel Pen
Ribbon from stash

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers - Divas with glam & glitter
Sweet Stamps -Bling it up
Crazy Challenge - Embossing
Charisma Cards - Distressing
Craft Us Crazy - Anything goes
Moving Along With The Times - Fantasy
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open

Monday, 8 August 2011

Have I Had Fun??

You bet!! I'm GDT for Bunny Zoe's this month - whoooohooo which meant that I got to play with a stamp of my choice (thanks Nikki - greatly appreciated). I'm sure most people would've found that an easy task, but not me!! It took ages to choose a stamp from the huge selection that are stocked, but I finally settled on the gorgeous Magnolia Butterfly Dreams  - Beautiful Tilda. The next challenge for me was to create my card. The theme this month is Easel Cards and whilst I lurvee easel cards, I wanted to make something a bit different, so after much ummming and aggghhing I finally settled upon this easel card. Although it took me a while to make, I really did have loads of fun  - I just hope everyone else likes it!! :)

The card topper was created using multiple copies of a digi stamp which was coloured with Promarkers and then decoupaged. Glossy Accents were added to the red parts of the toadstools and white enamel accents to the spots. I drew the flagstones that have been used for the path and again decoupaged them. The grass is Crafter's Moss and the flowers are part of a heather spray that has been cut down.

Tilda has been stamped multiple times using Memento ink and then coloured with Promarkers and decoupaged. I stamped her wings onto Fantasy Film and then added some Stickles to the edges. She has then been mounted onto a "faux easel platform" and I've used the stopperless easel mechanism to hold her in place.

Embossing Ball Tool

Magnolia Tilda
Mushroom House
Martha Stewart Triple Butterfly Punch
Glossy Accents
White Enamel Accents
Stickles - Stardust
Crafters Moss
Silicone Glue

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft Us Crazy - Anything goes
Moving Along With The Times - Don't Be Square
Amber's Crafts & Stuff - Sparkle & Shine
Crafts & Me - Anything goes
I ♥ ProMarkers - Things with wings
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Mark's Finest Papers - Anything but a standard card
Crazy 4 Challenges - Shape it up
Just Magnolia - Anything goes & optional glitter
Sparkles Forum - One for the girls

I'd also like to enter this card into the weekly linking party over Passionately Artistic.
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