Saturday, 25 April 2015

Hi another challenge commences this week on Glitternsparkle(134) theme is easel card & our sponsor is Stitchybear Stamps. The image is Chinese Dragon & i coloured it with Promarkers before i hand cut around it, mounted it on foam pads, then placed on an image i printed, (then layered onto inked card), from Crafters Companions Kimono cd. I took a diecut card blank, turned it on it's side & added new score lines so the fancy easel front popped forward & appears to float. I joined another piece of card for the base, covered that & the card inside with teal pearl paper & used the spare die cuts from the card blank as 'frills' to which i added a stamped sentiment. The embellishments are from the Kimono range & are stamps which i coloured & cut out then mounted on foam pads. Feel free to comment, i am always interested in your opinion. Happy crafting x

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Hi everyone, a new Glitternsparkle challenge 133, theme anything but a card.  I made this for my nieces' lilac & pink themed wedding in June. Our sponsor is Sami Stamps & the image is Spring Branch. I printed, coloured (using Promarkers & Wink of Stella, clear shimmer) then handcut the image several times to adorn the trelliswork of the gazebo which was cut using a Silhouette Cameo. I made 3 box shapes, covered them in lace & stacked them to resemble a wedding cake which I decorated with lilac & pink leaves, flowers & pearls.I added matching flowers on the roof with curled ribbons running down to cherubs, which I outlined in lilac ink & Wink of Stella(clear shimmer). I made a matching tag with hearts & wedding day embossed on white shimmer layered onto linen card. I added matching lilac sparkly ribbon around the base to disguise the join. It took a while to make but I enjoyed making it & that's what, for me, crafting is all about. Happy crafting x

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Hi here's a card i made for the Glitternsparkle DT, the challenge 132 theme 'use a butterfly'. Our sponsor is Sunflowerfield & the digi image (which i coloured with Promarkers) is Basket full of hearts. I used a Camden Market butterfly design paper from Crafters Companion as a background on a frame stepper card & fussy cut some matching butterflies as embellishmants. I snipped a  tonic die cut into 3 to cover the white card. I cut the image as a circle, inked & glittered around it & put onto a Tattered Lace doily which i mounted onto foam pads. I added coral ribbon & bow plus dazzler. I added a sentiment which i layered up & glittered.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Hi here's the card i made for The Glitternsparkle challenge 131, theme was anything goes.Our sponsor is Patties Creations & the image is Peacock 1. I coloured the image with Promarkers & Spectrum Noir pencils, hand cut the image out & after adding cobalt glitter, mounted on foam pads secured to a background i designed (using Serif) & printed onto white card & inked around the edges  then layered onto an 8x
8 inch card. I coloured some decoupage flowers yellow(from House of Zandra), applied Glossy accents, cut them out & layered them up. I diecut floral flourishes (Spellbinders) from green Bazil basics, glued them on then added Glossy accents. The sentiment is from My paper Stash & is coloured with a turquoise Aquamarker before adding glitter. After adding an insert the card was used for a male birthday card. Happy Easter x

Hi here is my make for the Glitternsparkle challenge 130, theme is Easter card, the image is Bunny Hot Air Balloon from our sponsor Bugaboo digistamps. I made a pop up box then printed some freebie Easter designs onto card which i hand cut to decorate the panels with & use as pop ups, these i fixed to acetate strips then attached these onto card strips that i'd glued inside the box. I printed the main image in different sizes which i coloured with Spectrum Noir Pencils then cut out & attached the largest (at the rear) & 3 smaller ones as before. I glittered a Happy Easter sentiment & attached to the front. I made some quick cards with the leftover images. Happy Easter x