Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Kitty Bee DT Spotlight - Basket of Love Bun

It's the third Wednesday of the month, so it's time for my Kitty Bee DT showcase project, which this time is an Easter card featuring the super cute Basket of Love Bun digi stamp from the Kitty Bee Etsy store.  I've coloured it with my Promarkers and fussy cut it so that it could be stuck to the card with dimensional glue.
 The patterned papers, bunting and flower dies are all from Trimcraft's Hoppy Easter range, I used a Spellbinders die to cut the label shape from pink card.  The sentiment was stamped with a stamp from a Hobby Craft set.  A trio of pearls was the final touch to my CAS card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Passion For Promarkers - #328 - CAS
Ooh La La - #222 - Use Die Cuts
Stamping Sensations - Animal Magic
Crafty Catz - Use 3 Design Paper
Crafty Creations - #335 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - #110 - Use Your Favourite Things - Promarkers, Dies, Patterned Papers
Inspiration Destination - #122 - Anything Goes

Monday, 13 February 2017

Cutie Pie DT Card - Simply Love

We have a new challenge for you today at Cutie Pie, this month our theme is "Simply Love", and we're sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter, who very kindly gave the DT some super cute image to play with.  I chose to use Love Mice, colouring them with my Promarkers.
 The papers are from a Lili of the Valley pad called Heartfelt, I inked all the edges with a Memento ink called Love Letters for definition.  I used the same ink to stamp the LOVE sentiment with a Hobby Craft stamp, I then cut it out with a Spellbinders die, glittered the heart with red Stickles, and, once dry, glazed it with Glossy Accents.  The verse was stamped with a Lili of the Valley stamp.
To embellish, I added blobs of Nuvo Drops in red, pearl, pink and clear, along with Star Dust Stickles, gems and die cut and punched hearts to give the effect of tumbling confetti.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Passion for Promarkers - #381 - I Heart You
Come and Get It - Love is in The Air
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #226 - Love is in The Air
Pile It On - #126 - Hearts On Fire
Allsorts - #402 - Hearts and/or Flowers
Crafty Calendar - Love is in The Air
Simply Create Too - #124 - Love
Aud Sentiments - #173 - Valentine / Love + a Sentiment
Craft Rocket - #32 - It's a Love Thing
Through the Purple Haze - #118 - Valentine / Love

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Be My Valentine

Here's the card I made for my husband for Valentine's Day, I popped an iTunes voucher inside coz I'm romantic Like that!
 The patterned paper is from an elderly Papermania Dandelion and Daisy pack, I layered up with black card embossed  with a Cuttlebug heart design folder and a Papermania with tag that I stamped with a Hobby Craft Valentine's stamp in red ink.  I decorated the tag with a heart made with a Cuttlebug die cut and emboss set, using red holographic card, some ribbon and a twine threaded heart shaped ribbon.
The final touch was to add some blobs of black Nuvo Drops.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Allsorts - #402 - Hearts and/or Flowers
Cuttlebug Mania - Roses are Red
Cardz 4 Guyz - #156 - Love You
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Red
Crafting By Designs - Love and Romance
If You Gave Crafter a Cookie - #62 - Inspirational Photo - I used the romantic theme and colour combo
Through the Purple Haze - #118 - Valentine / Love
4 Crafty Chicks - #337 - Love
Just Us Girls - #380 - Hearts
Cupcake Inspirations - #394 - Colour Combo

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

I Love Promarkers DT Card - CAS

It's challenge time again at I Love Promarkers, this time our theme is "Clean and Simple" and we're sponsored by the wonderful Dr Digi, who very kindly gave the DT some fun images to play with.  I decided to use a Dr Digi image from my own collection, called Duncan Disorderly, to make my husband's birthday card; he was into punk music back in the day, still loves it now but masquerades as a respectable primary school teacher by day!
I have, of course, used my Promarkers to colour the image.
 The safety pin border was stamped with a Personal Impressions stamp and the splatters were stamped in Barn Door and Weathered Wood Distress Inks using an Inkylicious stamp set.  The sentiment was computer generated.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Inky Chicks - #78 - CAS
The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - #77 - O is for Outrageous
Crafty Catz - #356 - Male Cards
The Crafty Addicts - #33 - Add a Sentiment

Monday, 6 February 2017

Girly and Glam

An unashamedly girly card today, featuring a Papermania stamp set that I haven't used for ages and deserved an inking up.
 The dress, shoes and bag, and sentiment are all from the same Papermania Bellissima stamp set.  I coloured the images with Promarkers, stamped a section of the dress onto pink patterned vellum and sprayed it with Spray and Sparkle, then pieced it to the image, attaching it only at the top for some movement.  I then used some lovely Stix2 Anything glitter and micro bead mix to embellish the bodice, using Pinflair glue for glitter to hold it firmly in place.
The papers are from a Lili of the Valley pad called, appropriately enough, Little Dress Shoppe, to which I've added some white and kraft card for matting.
To embellish, I added some pretty organza ribbon with a matching double bow, some crystal gems, and a pink heart on the sentiment panel.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #51 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - #50 - Girly
Simply Papercraft - #43 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - #108 - Add Some Sparkle
Inspiration Destination - #121 - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - #145 - Anything Goes

Saturday, 4 February 2017

A Gem of a Challenge DT Card - Add a Butterfly

We have a new challenge for you today at A Gem of a Challenge, this fortnight our theme is "Add a Butterfly".  You can add one or loads, it's up to you, as long as we can see at least one butterfly on your project.
I decided to make a start on my Easter cards with my DT card, using the super cute Bunny With Carrots from the Pink Gem store on my card.  I coloured him with my Promarkers and added some colourful punched butterflies to the garden scene.
The papers, patterned and plain, apart from the dark blue and green, are from Dovecraft's Hoppy Easter range, the sentiment die and flower dies are from that range too; the flowers match the blooms on the paper exactly.  The foliage was cut with a Crafter's Companion die and the little garden tools were made with First Edition dies.
The final touch was to add some light blue pearls to the corners.




 I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Passion for Promarkers - #380 - All Creatures Great and Small 
Scrappers Delights - #63 - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - #249 - Animals
Cuttlebug Mania - Hobby - Gardening - See main post for dies used
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - #105 - Sketch



Friday, 3 February 2017

Kitty Bee DT Card - Anything Goes

We're at the halfway point of our "Anything Goes with an Optional Twist of Use Something New" challenge over at Kitty Bee Aloha Friday, so you still have a week to play along.  The sponsors this time are Ppinky Dolls and Scrap N'Dipity, both of whom kindly gave the DT some images to play with.  I chose to use a Scrap N'Dipity digi called Magical Unicorn, which I coloured with Promarkers and added Star Dust Stickles to the mane and tail for a bit of sparkle.
The papers are from a First Edition pad called Sweet Owl, the plain pink paper is from the same pack.  I embossed the die cut white circle with a Crafts Too folder and randomly added some iridescent gems to it up up the bling factor. 
The sentiment reads: "Have a Unicorns and Glitter Sort of Day", it was computer generated in a fancy font.
To embellish, I added some organza ribbon with a matching bow, some flowers made with Sue Wilson dies, and some pink gems. 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Through the Purple Haze - #117 - Fantasy
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - #108 - Add Some Sparkle
Inspiration Destination - #121 - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - 3 or More Layers
Crafty Friends - #50 - Girly
Brown Sugar - #236 - Pink and Pearls (pearls are in flower centres)