Tuesday, January 22, 2019

From Us With Love

Today I am sharing my project from Craftin Desert Divas.

The image I used is not a new release but still a cute one none the less.
With Love Digital stamp.  I could see this one being used with a few different colours so that is what I did.  4 to be exact.
Now these could either be a set of thank you cards or even a set of thank you tags.   

As well as the image and sentiment from CDD, I also use the Inside Scallop dies for the card/tag base.  If you really wanted to you could even mount these on the front of a card.  Instant embellishment.
Thanks for looking.  Happy crafting!  

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Sketch Saturday

Good Morning Everyone...
Welcome to another week at Sketch Saturday!
We have an amazing new sponsor joining us this week.

The super prize offered this week is 
a $10 GC to use towards digital images only.

Here is sketch #547:

And here is mine.  Kept it fairly simple but very bright to suit the sentiment.

I used Tropical Drink and the thongs are a freebie from their website.

Don't forget to have a go yourself for you chance to win some images!

Until next time, happy crafting.  

Friday, January 18, 2019

Owl Couple

Back again with another card for the new release for Craftin' Desert Divas.

This time I am using Owl Couple.

I love this card so much.  I am not one to layer cardstock like this but all the colours really complement each other nicely.  I used R81, R83 and R85 for the owls and you could use any brown or green combo's you like for the branch and foliage.  I use the Inside Scallop Die on both Purple and white card with a light blue oxide in the background.

Thank you for popping in and taking a look at my little card.
Until next time..... Happy crafting!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Kindred Stamps

Hi from me again!  I am sharing another project using this friendly Kindred Stamps set. 
For some reason I am totally obsessed with making shape cards lately.  And this set is no exception.  I love anything to do with coffee, except smelling or drinking it.  I love papers, stamps, the colour.  So with this "The One With The Friend"set I was inspired to use the coffee and tea cup as the shapes for the cards.  
If you have no idea where to start (I free handed mine) you could always use our friend, google, and look up pictures of the cups and print them out and trace the shapes.  Easy peasy.  
All sentiments are in this set which is very handy. 


For my coffee cups I use T1, T3, T5 & T7 for the lids.  Shading out edge darker and working back to the lightest colour.  The darker brown combo is E71, E74, E77 & E79.   The belly band around the middle isE41, E42, E43 & E44.  If you feel you do not have enough highlight in the middle don't be afraid to use a white pencil to add more.  I then added the character on the front.  Adhered this to acetate, cut and folded just like a normal card.  When sticking your coffee cup to the front make sure the top of the cup is at the bend in your card so you can trim the excess acetate away.  For the inside, just cut out the shape of the coffee cup and stick it on both panels of the inner.  That way you now have somewhere to right. 

For this one it is all the same except before you do the darker brown I just added some leaves to break up the darkness.  And the white belly band is done the same as the lid.  

I love a good cup of tea, and this is a good one.  If you have traced or hand drawn your cups, make sure you rub out the lines so you can only just see them.  That way once coloured they have the no line colouring look.  The colours I used for this cup were R81, R83 & R85.  Touched it up with my white pencil to add more highlight.  Added the character and repeat what we did with the coffee cup on the front (right on the fold of acetate) then hand cut around and add the outlined cup shapes only so you have somewhere to write.  
I had fun making these cards and I hope you liked them and the tutorial on how to make them.  Any diehard fan would love these.  I know my daughters did!  
Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time, happy crafting.  

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CDD Digi Design Team

My first post and my first release with the ladies over at Craftin Desert Divas.  And what a release it is!

Today I am sharing my project using KOALA COUPLE.  And being an Aussie I love it when companies bring out our wildlife in images.  So I could not wait to play with this.

As well as using the Koala Couple image I used the The Torn Paper Dies to cut a stencil out and used that with some Tim Holtz oxide and sponged the background.  

The branch and leaves are hand drawn and coloured with copics.  The gumnuts were a little genius idea I had.  I used one of the flowers from the Inside Scallop Circle Dies set and just cut the tip off the petals. I used 2 together to give the effect of a little bunch of gumnuts.  It is amazing what your imagination can come up with. 

Keep an eye out for more projects in the coming weeks using this and other images from the release.  

Till next time..happy crafting!   

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Nature Fairy

Hi and welcome to another of Heartcraft Paper's release images for January. 

Today I am sharing with you the Natura Fae.  Seems to be a bit of a fairy theme going on lately! 

Anyway here is my little creation. 

Sometimes I like to keep things simple.  This card is one of those but still looks really effective.  

The base card is SU Bermuda Bay.  The paper is one I had in my stash from many, many moons ago (Kaisercraft I think).  The flourish stamp is Hero Arts in SU Highland Heather.  I place a little rectangle of vellum behind the fae, and randomly placed some blue heart sequins from Craftin'Desert Divas.   The sentiment is also part of the Digital image when you purchase.  I used my copics to colour (no surprise there!).  

And please do not forget to participate in this months challenge for your chance to win this releases images.  You can go to the HCP blog here .

Until next time, happy crafting!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

How You Doin?

Hello and welcome to another crafty day. Today is the day I share my first official project with you using one of my Kindred Stamps

This is one of those cards that you get the idea in your head, it stays there, pesters you until you actually make it.  And it also turned out how I imagined, so I was totally happy!
If you followed the colouring tutorial for each character in a previous post you will know what colours I used.  Here is the link to that post. 

I white heat embossed both the grey card and the city scape black card.  I used my MISTI tool for this, that way when put together they fitted perfectly.

The city scape outlined I just used my ruler and pencil to draw it first then used my pen knife and steel ruler to cut it out. The windows of the building are just white pencil.  The coloured dots in the sentiment are just enamel accents.  Once I stuck the black card onto the grey card I use the square die (1 1/2 inch.) to cute the six panels out.   It fitted perfectly for their heads and still kept the symmetry of the card.
I hope you like the card as much as I did.  Keep on eye out as I will be doing more projects using this set over the coming weeks.  

Until next time, happy crafting.

From Us With Love

Today I am sharing my project from  Craftin Desert Divas . The image I used is not a new release but still a cute one none the less. W...