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Sunday, March 30, 2014

New Challenge #78 at Glitter n Sparkle

Hey everyone,
Well another day another week.
and if I'm on here that means
it must be Sunday again.
  Hope everyone has had a good week.

Now the weather is starting to pick up a bit 
I've even ventured out into the garden.
Well.........
I got my other half to do a bit of digging 
while I supervised lol.

Anyway here is my project this Week:-

The Theme at 
Glitter n Sparkle is:-
Mother's Day

Our Sponsors this week are:-

The Stamping Chef who are offering
3 Images from their store

Digi Darla who are offering
5 Images from their store


Bunny Zoe's who are offering
a $10 Gift Certificate for their store

Fred She Said who are offering
a $10 Gift Certificate for their store

My project for this week is:-

Chocolate Cherry Pie Digi Stamp 
from The Stamping Chef 
(one of our sponsors)

This week I thought I would make 
a nice Stair Step Fold Card,
so to begin with I chose a piece of 
14 x 26cm Maroon Card
(stash).
 Which I scored at 
3cm, 6cm, 10.5cm 15cm, 20.5cm
to make the folds.

Next I cut some Purple/Cream 
'Snakeprint' Linen Card
(stash)
to fit the Smallest and the Largest 'Steps'.
And some Cream/Purple
'Snakeprint' Linen Card
(stash)
to fit the Middle 'Step'.

Next I Die-Cut out my Image

using the Majestic Circles (6pc)
(Spellbinders)
And to colour the Edges I used 
Champagne Mist - All Purpose Ink
(Tsukineko)
which I applied with a sponge,
then I added Maroon Promarker to the Ink
and reapplied.



And using Champagne Pearl Card
(Ross)
I Die-Cut out the Backing Shape
so that I could D├ęcoupage my Image onto it.

I coloured in my Image 
using my Promarker Pens.
               Skin -             Vanilla
                                     Blush
                                     Dusky Pink
                                     Dusky Rose
                                     Satin
               Hair -              Shale
                                     Burnt Sienna
                                     Cocoa
                                     Sandstone
               Eyes -            Moss
                                     Sandstone
               Make-up -       Amethyst
                                     Maroon
                                     Burgundy 
               Dress -           Amethyst
                                     Maroon
                                     Slate
               Belt -              Honeycomb
                                     Spice
               Socks -          Vanilla
                                     Buttercup
                                     Spice
                                     Maroon
               Shoes -          Slate
               Cake -            Vanilla
                                     Honeycomb
                                     Spice 
                                     Maroon
               Clip-board -    Ice Grey 4
                                     Cool Grey 5

For My Sentiment I chose one by Jenny Ellory,
along with the matching Coffee Cup
(Luxury Grade 2012 Spring Collection - 
Free in Crafts Beautiful).

I put a strip of Cream Satin Ribbon
(Stash).
across the Middle 'Step',
and placed the Coffee on top.
Then using Purple Organza Ribbon
(stash)
I handmade a Bow.

To finish off my card

I used 3 Light Purple Flat-Back Gems,
1 in the centre of each 'Star'.
And 2 Purple Paper Roses
(stash).

I'd like to enter this Card in the following Challenges:-

Alphabet Challenge - D For Diecuts
Crafts 4 Eternity - #169 -Special Mums
Crafty Sentiments - Mothers Day
Delicious Doodles - #81 - Mothers Day
Dream Valley - #78 - Mothering Sunday
Jellypark Challenges - Mothers Day
Ladybugs Crafts Ink TLT - For A Special Lady
Make My Monday - For Mums
Ooh La La - #152 - To A Special Lady
Scrappers Delights - #19 - For A Special Lady

Sunday, March 23, 2014

New Challenge #77 at Glitter n Sparkle

Hi there,
Well I think its nearly official that
my arm is falling off,
 I'm still trying to work my way through 
my friends Die collection
(you should see my floor on a night!!!)
But at least I know I won't have to do 
much cutting for the next few months.
Bad thing is I keep coming across Dies 
that I love and I want for my own,
think this is becoming very expensive lol...

Anyway here is my project this Week:-

The Theme at 
Glitter n Sparkle is:-
Use Some Blue

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Crafty Sentiments who are offering
3 Images from their store

The Doodle Garden who are offering
3 Images from their store


Stamping Boutique who are offering
3 Images from their store or
4 Images if winner used 
a Stamping Boutique Image

QKR Stampede who are offering
5 Images from their store

My project for this week is:-

Lillipond Frog Digi Stamp 
from Crafty Sentiments 
(one of our sponsors)




Today I felt like making a Box,
so to begin with I chose 2 pieces of Card.
For the Base of the Box I used 
8" x 8" Blue Linen Card
(stash).
 And for the Top of the Box I used 
8" x 8" 'Reeds' Linen Card
(Riverbank Revels - Helz Cuppleditch).
And using The Ultimate Crafter's Companion
I scored and folded the card using the 3rd rows
for the Box Lid and Base.
Then cut the corners so that 
I could Glue them together.

Next I Die-Cut out a Square

using the largest 3 parts of the Square Lily (7pc)
(Nellie Snellen - MDF 029)
on Light Blue Paper 
(stash).
Then I Die-Cut out the Image 
so that it would fit inside the Blue Paper.

I coloured in my Image 
using my Promarker Pens.
               Frog -             Meadow Green
                                     Apple
                                     Grass
               Bee -              Yellow
                                     Black
                                     Ice Grey 2
               Bullrush -       Pear Green
                                     Moss
               Stone -           Shale
                                     Burnt Sienna
                                     Cinnamon 
                                     Sandstone 
                                     Cool Grey 1
               Water -           Pastel Green
                                     Pastel Blue
                                     Cool Aqua

Next I placed the Corner Pieces that were
left over from making the Base of the Box,
in each of the corners of the Lid.
Then went around the edge of the Lid 
and across the corners,
with White Peel Off Strips
(stash).

I put a touch of glitter on the Image 
to make the 'Bubbles' pop out
Ice Blue on the white part,
Royal Blue in the water
(Glitz it Sparkles Glitter Glue).
And to make the Water 'Bubble',
I used Seafoam White 
Heat Embossing Powder
(Papermania)

I used Light Blue Flat-Back Mini Gems

in the centre of each 'Lily' on the Blue Paper.
And 2 Blue Plastic Roses
(stash)
for opposite corners of the Lid.

I'd like to enter this Card in the following Challenges:-

4 Krafty Girlz - #14 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - #86 - Anything Goes
Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - March - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - #168 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - March - Use a Stamp or Digi Stamp
Crafty Bloggers - March - Nature
Crafty Calender - March - Animal Antics
Creative Corners - A Little Texture
Cut It Up - #41 - Anything Goes
Digi Galore - Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry - #44 - Any Digi Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday - #27 - Anything Goes
Feeling Crafty - March - Use a Digi and Bling
Fitztown - #27 - Anything Goes
Just For Fun - March - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - #29 - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee - Use at Least 2 Flowers
My Creative Moments - March - Anything
Oddball Stamps - #1 - Use A Digi
Patties Creations - #88 - Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs - #15 - Toad-ally Unfrogettable
Simply Create Too - #57 - Animals
The Papernest Dolls - #6 - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tearoom - #210 - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 16, 2014

New Challenge #76 at Glitter n Sparkle

Hi everyone,
Well I think my arm is about to fall off this week,
My friend has kindly lent me her collection
of Dies (because mine is soooo pitiful lol),
and all I seem to be doing is Cutting 
and Cutting and Cutting and ......
(you get the idea)
But hopefully I will have plenty of choice  
to make some nice cards
till I can build up my own Die Collection.

Anyway here is my project this Week:-

The Theme at 
Glitter n Sparkle is:-
Use Some Green/St Patrick's

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Fiztown who are offering
3 Images from their store

Sassy Studio Designs who are offering
7 Images from their store

Eureka Stamps who are offering
5 Images from their store

A Day for Daisies who are offering
a $12 Gift Certificate for their store

My project for this week is:-

Candy Cane Digi Stamp 
from Sassy Studios 
(one of our sponsors)




To begin with I made my base Card from
 17cm x 25cm Dark Green Card
(stash),
which I cut and folded into a
Twin Easel Card
(Arts & Crafts Direct).

Next using A2 Locking Loop (5pc)

(Spellbinders)
I Die-Cut out the the 2 Rectangles
and the Sentiment Strip,
(on Pear Green Paper (stash))
Using Wee Bit O'Luck Sentiment Digi Stamp 
from Eureka Stamps 
(one of our sponsors)



Using some Medium Green Card
(stash)
I Die-Cut out the larger of the 
Locking Loop Single Dies.

Next I cut out the Card for the Images 
to stand up on the Easel.
Using Medium Green Card
I cut a rectangle 10.5 x 13.5 cm.
And from White Stock Card
(stash)
a rectangle 6.5 x 10 cm.

Then I cut out the Base Sections
so the Card can stand up.
From the White Card I cut a rectangle
17 x 3 cm, 
from which I cut a 6.5 x 1.5 cm section 
out of the Bottom Right Corner.
Then out of the Medium Green Card
I cut a 6.5 x 1 cm rectangle
which I placed in the cut-out section
of the White Card,
this makes the gap for the smaller
section to stand up in.

I coloured in my Image 
using my Promarker Pens.
               Skin -             Vanilla
                                     Blush
                                     Dusky Pink
                                     Satin
               Hair -              Spice
                                     Honeycomb
               Eyes -            Cinnamon
               Lips -             Burgundy
               Bells -            Yellow
               Cane -           Pear Green
               Arms/Legs -   Lime Zest
                                     Meadow Green
               Hat/Dress -     Pine
                                     Grass
                                     Meadow Green 
                                     Apple
               Boots -           Pine
                                     Grass
                                     Apple
                                     Cool Grey 5

I used some Green/White Checked Ribbon
(Stash)
and placed 2 Strips across the card
and Handmade a Bow using the same ribbon.

And for the finishing touches I used 
the cut-out remains from the Medium Green Die
and put them together to make a Clover.
Using 5 Dark Green Flat-Back Mini Gems
(one in the Clover, 4 on the Sentiment Strip)
5 Light Green Flat-Back Mini Gems
(down the centre of the Medium Green Die)
and finally a Silver and Green Gem
for the middle of the Bow.
(All Gems from my stash)

I'd like to enter this Card in the following Challenges:-

Artistic Inspirations - #82 

- St Patrick's Day/Green/Anything Goes
Blue Moon Creation, Get Inky - #9 
- Green/St Patty's Day
Craft-Dee Bowz - March
- Anything Goes/Handmade Bow
Craft For The Craic - March 
- Something Green
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #168 
- Going Green
Craftitude - #60 
- Anything Goes/Add A Little Green
Crafty Ribbons - #80 
- Ribbons N Bows
Crafty Sentiments 
- Lots Of Green
Creative Fingers - #27 
- Anything Goes With Sassy Studio/
St Patrick's Day/Green
Cut It Up 
- Green For St Patrick's Day/Spring
Cuttin' And Stampin' - #14-10 
- St Patrick's Day/Lucky
Delicious Doodles - #79 
- Mainly Green For St Patrick's Day
Delightful Sketches 
- Wearing Of The Green
Digi Haven - Colour Challenge 
- 3 Different Shades Of Green
Inky Impressions - #150 
- Go Green
Loves Rubber Stamps - #94 
- Shades Of Green
Miriams Crafting - #10 
- Shades Of Green
Pattie's Creations - #87 
- Green For St Patrick's Day
Pin-spirational - #98 
- Clover Picture
Ruby's Rainbow - #74 
- Monochromatic Green & 1 Other
Sassy Studio Designs - #220 
- Happy St Patty's Day
Scrappers Delights - #18 
- Luck Of The Irish
Shelly's Images - March 
- Luck/Lucky
Stamping With The Dragon 
- Let's Go Green
Totally Paper Crafts - #210 
- Shaped Cards
Twisted Tuesday - #71 
- Live A Clean, Green Life

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sorry Its Late...Challenge #75 at Glitter n Sparkle

Hi all,
So sorry I found this in my Drafts,
It really should have gone out last week 
but i think there was a grave human error - OPPS.
Hope you can all forgive me.

Was an interesting weekend as I had my
20 Year School Reunion,
(shhhhh don't tell anyone how long).
It was a really good night catching up
with old friends.

So here is my project:-

The Theme at 
Glitter n Sparkle is:-
Anything Goes

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Lacy Sunshine who are offering
3 Images from their store

Bugaboo who are offering
7 Images from their store

Stitchy Stamps who are offering
a $10 Gift Certificate for their store
from Stitchy, Ikes Art, Reeces Scrap Pieces

Di's Digi Downloads who are offering
a $12 Gift Certificate for their store

My project for this week is:-

Nurse Baby Cart digi stamp 
from Bugaboo 
(one of our sponsors)




To begin with I made my base Card from
 A4 Powder Blue Card
(stash),
which I cut and folded into a
3-Fold Step Card
(Dreamees).

Next I cut out the shapes to fit the
 card
2 large Squares and 1 small square
from Powder Blue Checked Backing Paper
(stash),
and 2 long rectangles to fit the 3 Small Squares each
using Powder Blue Star Backing Paper 
(stash).

Next using the middle Scalloped Square Die Cut (5pc)
(X-Cut)
I Die-Cut out the Digi Image and the Sentiment
A Little Birdie Sentiment digi stamp 
from Bugaboo.

Using the the smallest Scalloped Square Die Cut (5pc)
(X-Cut)
I cut 4 out of Plain White Decoupage Paper.

Using Baby Stamp Set
(Clear Choice Stamps - Royal Langnickle)
I stamped out the BABY
(which I cut each letter out and 
placed around a small square)
and on 2 of the small Scalloped Squares
stamped a Left and a Right Hand Print.
I used Blue Nose Ink
(Me-To-You)
On the last small Square I used a 
Baby Blue Stork Pre-Cut Stamp
(stash).

I coloured in my Image 
using my Promarker Pens.
               Skin -                  Vanilla
                                          Satin
               Hair -                   Cocoa
               Dress/Towels -    Pastel Blue
               Pocket/Blanket/ - Denim Blue
               Headband -         Denim Blue
               Heart -                 China Blue
               Trousers -            Cool Grey 5
               Shoes -                Cool Grey 3
                                           Black
               Trolly -                 Cool Grey 3
                                           Cool Grey 4
                                           Black

Then I went around the edges of both 

of the large Die-Cuts
with my Denim Blue Pen.

I made 3 flowers,
using Powder Blue Paper Flowers
(Dovecraft - Back to Basics 4)
and Blue Glitter Flowers
(Great Expressions - Fancy Flowers)

And for the finishing touch I used 
Light Blue Flat-Back Pearls
(Anita's)
for the centres of the Flowers,
and the corners of the Large Squares.

I'd like to enter this Card in the following Challenges:-

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - March - Monochrome
Card A Day - March - Baby
Card Mania - #42 - Something New
Crafting With Dragonflies - #21 - Make A Shaped Card
Izazovi I Slatkisi - #29 - Flowers
Little Red Wagon - #228 - Truly Dimentional
Scrapping 4 Fun - # 12 - Flowers
Stampin' For The Weekend - Anything Goes
Totally Paper Crafts - #210 - Shaped Cards