Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Gryffindor Crest

Today I am sharing an oldie but a goodie from Heartcraft Paper.

I was thinking of how I could do something completely different.  And I think I have succeeded.  
THis one is just a matter of different layers.  Here, let me show you the project first. 

First I printed out the crest image.  Coloured it in.  Then I took some SU Soft Suede and cut out a frame that left a little room around the crest.  Scribbled on the frame to give the woodgrain look, finished off with some sponging of Early Expresso ink.  
I then glued this to some Basic Grey card that had been trimmed to size and embossed with a brick embossing folder. 
Than I adhered a piece of acetate and trimmed to hide behind the grey.  I cut out a rectangle from the black cardstock so when the rest was adhered you could only see the outside.  In the middle I used double sided tape to adhere the crest.  This gives the look of the crest floating in a window.  
I loved how this turned out.  To give it a finishing touch I will buy 2 photo frames.  Remove a piece of glass from one and add it to the other, removing the back of that frame so to sandwich this project between 2 glass panels.  Daughter is going to love this on her dresser.  She is a huge Potterhead! 

There are only a couple of days left in our Heartcraft Paper Blog Challenge.  Come and join in the fun. 

Thanks for looking at my "different" project.  Until next ....happy crafting. 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Designers Choice

Today is my turn for my Designers Choice Project over at MKC Digitals.  This is wear we pick an older image to work with (non new release).  

Mine is the Foxy Santa Hat.  This one I chose to make something for my kids to use over the Christmas break.  Here in Australia we finish school early to mid December for 6 weeks.  It is way to hot for kids to be sitting inside learning so it is time out over Christmas time.  

I made each one of my, lol, a bookmark.  They love to read when it is time to relax.  So why not give them something personal to use.  

Now as any mother would know, with 3 kids sometimes it is easier to designate a colour per child.  This way they cannot pinch their siblings item.  So that is what I done.  This way we know whose is whose....Lol. The things we do.  

I used 3 different Distress Oxides on the Mama Elephant bookmark die, then spritzed on some water and dabbed off using paper towel to give it a splattered (snowy) look.  The sentiment was printed out 3 times and I used the smaller bookmark die for this one.  I colour the 3 foxes to match and added a little glittered snowflake and some ribbon and twine to finish off.  

This would be one of my favourite projects probably because it is a personal one and shows my kids I don't just sit in my craftroom to ignore them...hehe.  

Until next time.....happy crafting! 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Valentine Angel

Hi again.  I have been playing with Heartcraft Papers latest release images again.

The image I am sharing today is the Valentine Angel.  This is a very simple card to make just a couple of dies and your printed image and a few basic colours.  

The cloud die is the Lawn Fawn stitched clouds.  I just love the stitched dies.  They add a really cute element to a card.  I cut 4 white panels with these dies.  And the top bottom 2 were popped up with foam tape. 

I printed the sentiment on the top one (before I die cut it.  I coloured up the little angel and fussy cut her out, and believe it or not I even cut out the halo.  I know, I am quite  

So really it is a quick and simple, but it really is effective. She is a cutie.  Don't forget to play along with the Blog Challenge.  We would love to see your creations!  


Until next time happy crafting. 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Coffee Nerd Snowman

This is the coolest little image from MKC Digitals December release.  

I so love a CAS (clean and simple) card and this one is no exception.  

Sometimes an image calls for patterned paper but this little fella said "NO"  I printed off the sentiment (from the November MKC release) and trimmed it down to fit on the card front.  Then just simply used my Altenew stencil with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass.  I tried not to put the ink over the sentiment to keep it clear.  I coloured my little fella with my copic markers.  That is the good thing with snowmen.  They don't need much colouring!  

Then added some clear droplets to add a feel of snow.  The snowman was cut out and popped on the front.  I do love this card.  Some things are best left simple.  

Until next time.....happy crafting.  

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Ice Cream

Welcome to another week at Sketch Saturday!
We have an amazing sponsor joining us again this week.

The super prize offered this week is 
 a digital stamp of the winner's choice.

Here is sketch #543:

And without further a do, here is my version. 

The sketch showed no where to put the sentiment so I just fitted it in where I could.  I have to say...I had so much fun with this one.  Who wouldn't love to colour in ice cream!  Next best thing to eating it I reckon.  This image is such a fun, quirky one.  Nothing like I have done before.  And who would have thought you could blend a brown copic with a pink one for the ice cream puddle.  Not me!

As you know I have issues using patterned paper on cards..I find it challenging.  But this card really needed a bright paper.  It just so happened I one in my stash.

Don't forget to play along with us over at Sketch Saturday.  It is a lot of fun and a great way to get the mojo flowing again when all your ideas are just not working.  

Until next time....happy crafting.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Poinsettia Jar

It is that time again.  MKC Digital have their monthly release.  

My first project this month is another Christmas project.  

I used the Poinsettia Jar image.  

I printed this out twice so I could use the second large poinsettia image as a stopper for the card to stay upright. I used the same colours as I previously posted on my large Poinsettia tag.  

 The jar is only sparsely coloured to keep the see through illusion., Copic markers C0 and C1.    I addded chunky bits of chamagne glitter in the center of each flower.

And the sentiment is one from my stash (MFT).  

Don't forget to check out the other wonderful designers we have over at MKC Digitals

Until next time....happy crafting!    

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Love Birds

 Hi Everyone and welcome to another great release from Heartcraft Paper

. I have finished all my Christmas cards this year (amazeballs!!!), so now it is time to focus on the next celebration.  This month we are focusing on LOVE

I haven't made one of these cards in a long time where we remove the middle of the front of the card and add acetate (for strength ) to give it an extra feature.  The image I used is Love Birds.  Just perfect for this look.  

The heart is actually made using a MFT background stamp, heat embossed clear and then I used Distress Oxide sponged over the top.  I used an Altenew stencil to give the look of leaves in the background.  The birds and branch are coloured with copic markers.  

We also have a blog hop happening.  Can I ask you leave a little love on each DT's posts as they do a wonderful job on their projects and so much love is put into coming up with the designs.  

Here is the blog hop listing.  I hope you enjoy all the amazing creations.  

Tania (you are here...right now!)

We also have a challenge going for the month, if you get a chance you should play along. It is a lot of fun.  Heartcraft Paper Challenge blog

Don't forget to leave our ladies a comment.  You would brighten their no end.  

Until next time, happy crafting.  

Owl-some Owls

  Today is  Ink N Splatter time. I had the privilege of playing with the new release Owl-some Owls stamp set.  I also used the paper pack ...