First of all can I say welcome to all the people who have come to my blog from the SET craft Facebook page, its great to have you here 🙂
Today I have a card for you that shows you can use all those images from the CDs you have tucked away along with your brand new dies. I printed out a picture from one of my Humphries Corner CDs and used the Grace frame die to cut out the image. I used background paper and sentiments also printed from the CD to make up the card too. The Brighter Days die made a great frame for the central image, backed with some of the same backing paper. I finished off by cutting the “new baby” sentiment to fit onto the Pierced Flag die and placed stick on pearls in the corner.
Here is my card for the new challenge over at ABC challenge blog where the theme calls for lots of layers. I used some of my rainbow shimmer card in here and it does not photograph very well at all!
Party Paws CD by Crafters Companion
Rainbow Shimmer mirri board
Gems from stash
Today I have an engagement card for the Friday Sketch Challenge, made with the S.W.A.L.K. digi stamps from Crafters Companion. The papers are all from a freebie paper pack I have had in my stash for quite some time. The copics used to colour the image are E000 and E00 for the skin, B21, B23 and B26 for the clothes on the chap and R81, R83 and R85 for the lady’s dress. Hair colour on the lady is E011, E31 and E33, the man is E31, E33, and E35
Its time for a new sketch over at the Friday Sketch Challenge blog and this time it is Kelly’s turn. Here is the card I made using the SWALK stamps from Crafters Companion
Time for a new challenge over at the Crafty Bloggers Network, this month we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.
I created an oval box using the Ulti-Bags board by Crafter’s Companion, with some paper by Momenta, and decorated it using a flower and rosette cut on my new cutting machine along with Little Honey’s – Princess Ariel from our sponsor.
Ariel has been coloured with my copics, E000 and E00 for the skin, E37, E35 and E33 for the hair, R81, R83 and R85 for the dress
I fell in love with these little Toread characters as soon as I saw them, they are just too cute (so much so I ordered 3 more stamps). Here are 2 postcards I made for a swap using the stamps I got with the CD (when it was on Create and Craft). I sprayed some kraft card with a pearly mist spray and then cut some leaves using a cuttlebug die. I ran the leaves through various embossing folders to give them some texture and glued them randomly on the card around the cut out Toread character (who were coloured with Copic pens ).
Here is another swap that I have done over at Mini album scraps, the theme this time was Christmas traditions so I used my Snowman CD from Crafters Companion as its something that is always on the TV over christmas, the theme tune “Walking in the Air” just symbolises the start of Christmas for us. I have also entered this into the challenge over at Crafters Companion which, this month, is Let it Snow
If you had said to me a year ago that I would be playing with strips of paper from my shredder to make tiny paperchains I would have said you were mad but here we are. The image was just crying out to have the chain extended around the side and then when I saw the sketch at Sunday Sketch and Stamp this week I knew it had to be done! I took the stips of paper and inked them using distress ink and then stuck them together in a chain, took a while but I think it was worth it in the end. I have also found a new challenge for me called Weekly Christmas Card Challenges this gave me the ispiration for using this image.
Humphrey’s Corner Stamp from Crafters Companion coloured with Whispers pens and a waterbrush and a sakura pen.
Backing papers from the Humphrey’s Corner Christmas CD
It has been one of THOSE weeks here in not so sunny Portsoy. every time I sat down to make a card or write on my blog, something cropped up. The week didn’t end much better than it started really as I spent a very wet morning in Keith yesterday watching my youngest play football. All the boys played well but the poor kids were soaked by the time they were done.
On to a better note, I decided to enter the challenge over on the Crafters Companion challenge blog for the first time. I love my Humphrey’s corner CD’s and stamps as I collect elephants, but more importantly I can see my kids when they were younger in most of the artwork. The challenge calls for a colour scheme of green and pink which was a departure from my normal Christmas card colours, however, I must say that I am really pleased with the results.
I used watercolour card to stamp the image and coloured it with whisper pens and inked around the edge with distress ink.
The background papers came from the Humphrey’s Corner Christmas CD and the shapes were cut using my dies and my trusty wizard machine (soon to be used along side my Grand Calibur which will hopefully arrive today, yipee!!)
I added some ribbon and gems to match the purple shoes and mittens in the picture. I had to colour the gems with copics as I only had clear ones.
The silver shimmer card was some I had in my stash but I have no idea where it came from lol.