Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The Stamping Chef Challenge 20th November-3rd December: Easel cards...

A new challenge has just started over on The Stamping Chef Challenge blog. The challenge this time is to make an easel card.

This is what I came up with, hope you like it:

Recipe: 'Bittersweet' by The Stamping Chef , coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Creata mirror card and glitter
Indigo blu English Flourish (stamped onto mirror card with Jet Black staz-on)
 Forever Friends die cut buttons 
Craftwork cards cardstock flowers and candi 
Bazzill Basics cardstock (to mat the coloured digi)
Dawn Bibby design papers (also matting the digi)
Crafters Companion Spray and Shine (on the flowers)
and a pink pearl (in centre of flower)

Detail of buttons and Craftwork cards flower

'BitterSweet' by The Stamping Chef

The Craftwork Cards flowers are from their Paper Floristry kit. 
I made the pink flower by using the waste from the die cut flowers 
as a stencil, cut out the elements and followed the instructions included.

Thank you for looking at my post.


Sunday, 17 November 2013

Creata Colour Inspiration Challenge...

My entry for the current Creata Challenge,

I used Creata mirror card, glitter, metallic embossed 
embellishment and line paper, Indigo Blu 'English Flourish' stamp, 
black staz-on ink pad, Dovecraft chalks, 
Craftwork cards paper flowers and card candi, embellished pins and
digital image and design paper from 

Detail of digital stamp coloured with Dovecraft chalks

Detail of Craftwork cards paper flowers and card candi

Colour inspiration for Creata Challenge

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Die cuts and ribbons...

My DT make for Die cuts and ribbons, The Stamping Chef's 
current challenge, which can be found here:

Hope you will all have a look and join in the fun.

The digi is called 'Stop Pinching Me' and is coloured with Spectrum 
Noirs and pencil crayons over the top, I do this to add to the 
depth of colour and textures on the digi.

The design papers and mirror card are all Creata, there are 
four different papers on my make. One of my favourite things about Creata paper pads is the range of colours used, and because of this, almost all the papers can work together. 
The Creata papers also have designs that I have not seen in any other brands. I just love them.

The butterfly is a die and stamp set by Marianne Designs, 
cut from parchment paper and antique gold Creata mirror card underneath. 
The butterfly design is stamped in olive green Ranger Archival ink and heat set 
(very quickly and without keeping the heat tool in one place for too long).

I also used three different sizes of x-cut Parenthesis nesting dies 
and a tonic die for the corner shape. 

And of course some green ribbon from my stash.

I am also entering this card into the current Creata challenge.

Thank you for reading.


Saturday, 2 November 2013

Keep Calm and Craft...

My make for the current TSC recipes challenge,

The digi is by The Stamping Chef and coloured with 
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and pencil crayons.

 Bazzill basics cardstock, embossed with a Crafter's Companion 
embossing folder, Creata mirror card, satin ribbon and baker's twine.

Plus some Docrafts Papermania paper flowers and pink gems.

Hope you like it and thank you for reading my post.


Wednesday, 23 October 2013

1 image, 2 papers and 3 flowers...

This card is for the current The Stamping Chef challenge.
The recipe to use is: 1 image, 2 papers and 3 flowers. 
It's also my first make as a member of The Stamping Chef design team!

The Mane Event digi from The Stamping Chef (the link will take you directly 
to The Stamping Chef online store)
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Pencil crayons
Creata design paper and mirror card
My Mind's Eye design paper
Bazill Basics card stock
Martha Stewart circle punch
 Papermania flowers
Create and Craft brads
Teresa Collins self-adhesive gems
London Fog memento ink
Kuretake fine line pen
Washi tape
and a couple of embellished pins

 The paper flowers are scraps of Creata mirror card (left over from matting the punched circle), 
some scraps of blue card that I inked the edges of with London Fog memento ink, 
a Papermania flower and then the brad to hold it together

 The Mane Event digi from The Stamping Chef coloured 
with Spectrum Noirs and a bit of pencil crayon over the top

I am also entering this card into:

Hope you like and thank you for reading my post.


Sunday, 13 October 2013

Creata Challenge...Anything but a Card...

I really enjoyed this challenge as I have not done much paper crafting other than card making.
The current Creata Challenge can be found here:

I used:
Creata mirror card
Bazzill Basics card stock
Printed tissue paper
Satin ribbon
Alphabet stamps
Ranger Archival Ink
Printed paper bag
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
and 'Zombified' by The Stamping Chef

 The finished design


Thanks for reading and hope you like the end product.


Sunday, 29 September 2013

Dilly Beans Challenge...Jewels and Glitter

This is my make for the current Dilly Beans Challenge
use Jewels and Glitter, I'm also going to include it as a second entry in the
 current challenge on Kerrie's Kraft Korner and in the Anonymous Stamps 'Colour Me Happy' Challenge.  For this Challenge I used digi from 
Dilly Beans: Jenn's heart framed, number 566, 
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, pencil crayons, Creata mirror card and glitter, 
holographic glitter, self-adhesive gems, Create and Craft 
cardstock and die cut frame, a fine liner and craft card blank.

I've admired the Dilly Beans digis for a while, but had not got round 
to colouring and making a card from one before.  The photo's not great, but I decided 
to add purple gems to the made sense at the time...

I love the little heart and wanted to embellish it a bit more, I used 
pinflair glue for glitter to draw the swirls before adding Creata fine glitter.

Thanks for reading my post and hope you like the card,