Sunday, 27 November 2011

My DT card for One stitch at a time challenge 90

Here is my project for this weeks One stitch at a time challenge, our theme is "Seeing Red". I decided I wanted to make a card which incorporated some Ferrero Rocher chocolates and this is what I came up with. Why not come over and join us HERE

I started with a piece of A3 card and made the box shape on one end, then folded over the remainder of the card to make an opening card.

The image I have used is by Beary Dust stamps and is available HERE. I coloured the image with Promarkers, adding glitter to the hat and top of the mug, punched Holly leaves out of the corners of the image and added green card behind, then added red gems for the holly berries. I embossed the red card behind the image through a Creative Expressions embossing folder before sticking to the card.

I added acetate to the aperture and edged with gold fine line peel offs and then put 5 yummy Ferrero Rocher in the box part.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Anything challenge Food related
Creative Card Crew Monochromatic
Papertake Weekly Christmas Crackers
Sassy Cheryl Anything goes
Shopping our stash Christmas related
Top tip tuesday More than 1 fold
I love Promarkers Anything goes
Papercraft star Anything goes
The paper shelter Green, red and gold

Thanks for looking x

Friday, 25 November 2011

My Papercrafter of the year entry

These are the projects that I entered for this years Papercrafter of the Year Competition ran through Papercraft Essentials Magazine. The last date for entries was yesterday and the competition has now been judged according to their website although they haven't announced the winners yet. As I haven't heard anything I am sure I didn't get very far as there are so many super talented crafters out there but I thought it was worth the experience and that you might like to see the projects I entered.

Thanks for looking x

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

My DT card for Pennys Tie one on Challenge

Here is the card I made for our challenge over at Pennys this week. The challenge is to tie one on so why not hop over and join in the fun HERE. Our sponsor this week is Stretch and Bubbles

The image is a Stretch and Bubbles digi image which I have coloured with Copics. I have also decoupaged the bird and the baubles.

I have used paper from a 6 x 6 paper pad from Trimcraft. I have edged the paper with gold fine line peel offs. I ran some green card through a snowflakes embossing folder then matted onto gold card, then added two red eyelets so I would be able to tie one on for the challenge.

I have used 2 Marianne Creatables bauble dies on gold card and then stuck one onto red paper and one with green. I have tied the red one on by threading ribbon through the two eyelets and through the hole in the bauble and tied in a knot, with the green bauble I have just put some ribbon though the hole and tied and then glued on to the card.

The sentiment is a clear stamp from Wild Rose Studio which I have stuck onto a green scalloped circle and then attached to the card. I have also added 4 gold corner peel offs to the image panel.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

To be updated.

Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Wow I made the top three over at The sisterhood of crafters

Wow I made the top 3 at The Sisterhood of crafters challenge with this black and white card shown below.

Thank you for picking me as one of your top three, I shall wear my badge on my blog with pride.

I will be posting my DT card for Pennys challenge tomorrow, thanks for looking x

Sunday, 20 November 2011

My DT card for One stitch at a time challenge 89 and a fab sale

Here is my card for our challenge over at OSAAT this week. Our challenge is Anything goes, a nice easy one so come over at join in the fun HERE
We are sponsored this week by

The image I am using this week is called Winterville by Lil Diva, I decided to leave it just as it is but decorate the actual card with glitter snowflakes.

I used a elegant square card blank and scored the top half in half again and bent it back on itself. I then added some blue papers from a paper pack from Trimcraft that I bought last year. I added silver fine line peel offs on the edges of the paper too. I mat and layered the image onto silver mirri, then onto light blue card before sticking to main card.

I then added some snowflakes punched from white glitter card using my Martha Stewart Punch, adding some card candi from Craftwork Cards in the centre or each and attached to my card with Pinflair.

I added a message panel in the centre using Labels 16 Nesties.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Digital Tuesday Christmas time
Oldie but a goodie Let it snow
Paper pretties Christmas with non traditional colours
The paper shelter Snowflakes
Crafty Catz Snowflakes
Floweret Christmas
Phindys place Christmas
Polka Doodles Shaped christmas
Wags n Whiskers Christmas
Crafty Emma Snowflakes
One stop craft Blue

Now for some exciting news
Stitchy Bear Stamps is having a fantastic sale on Monday 28th November, at 5am EST and finishing at 5pm EST, everything is half price so stock up on your favourite images now.

Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 13 November 2011

My DT card for One stitch at a time Challenge 88

Here is my DT card for this weeks black and white challenge over at One stitch at a time We are sponsored this week by The Stamping Boutique

so why not hop over and join in the fun

I have used this beautiful digi image called Butterfly Love by Stitchy Stamps which is available HERE I have just left it black and white due to our theme but I have added some irridescent glitter on her wings, which doesn't show up too well in the photo but is sets the image off beautifully.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Daisy Doodles Anything goes with a digi
Heart Song Inspirations Anything goes
House of Gilli Monochromatic
Paper playtime Thank yous
Crazy Challenge Things with wings
City Crafter Thanks
Creative Card Crew Thankful
Die cutin Divas Lets be thankful
Digital Tuesday Anything goes
Partytime Tuesdays Bling it on - I've used glitter
Cookin it up with Katie Fancy flowers and unusual fold. I have made a circle stepper card
Digi stamps 4 joy With gratitude
Inky Impressions Glitter
Rubys rainbow Something with wings
Sisterhood of crafters Give thanks
Aud sentiments Thank you
Card makin Mamas Thankful
Crafty Catz Use a digi
Fussy and fancy Tnankful with sentiment
Inspired me Fridays Anything goes
Phindys Place Thankful
2 Sisters Anything goes
Little Claires Shaped cards
My Sheri Crafts Be thankful
Stampscrapdoodle Thank you

Thanks for looking x

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

My DT card for Pennys Give thanks challenge

Here is my DT card for Pennys Give thanks challenge. We have two sponsors this week Digi my world and Stampin Dragon Designs So why not come over and join in HERE

I was given 4 images by Digi my world to use so used photoshop elements to merge them all together and then coloured the image in with the following Copics C2, C7, E000, E41, Y00, Y26, E33, E37, YG06, R37

I then mat and layered the coloured image onto silver mirri card. The papers I have used are from an 8 x 8 paper pad by K & Co called Yellow floral stripes which I edged with silver fine line peel offs before sticking to base card. I also added the words Many Thanks in silver peel off letters.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

To be updated

Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 6 November 2011

My DT project for OSAAT challenge 87

Here is my project for our challenge over at One Stitch at a time this week. Our theme is Use a Digi so why not hop over and join in our challenge HERE

The digital image I have used is called Happy new year by Stitchy and is available HERE. I have coloured this image with Copics and then cut out the image with my labels 10 nesties.

I have made this wine bottle cover using a piece of card 27cms by 27.5cms. I started trying to explain in writing how I did this but felt it might make more sense with this visual template, please note this is not to scale but just to give you an idea of how I made it. It is a jpeg but if you would prefer a PDF please email me and I will email it to you as I cannot add the PDF file to blogger.

First of all I put the shorter side of the card across the top of my score board and then scored a line 3.5cm in from both edges of the card, then turned the card so the longer edge is now along the top and I scored lines at 4.2cm intervals which will give you 6 score lines and leave a small piece of card left over. You need to snip off the shaded area above and below that small piece that is left as that will be your tab to glue the hexagon shape together.

I then measured the middle point of each 3.5 x 4.2cm box (2.1cm) and cut away the shaded areas, leaving 6 triangles above and below the main 6 panels.

I printed two backing papers from The Wine Buffs craft cd and cut 3 pieces of 19.5 x 4 from each sheet of paper before putting some gold peel offs round the edges and then added alternately to each of the 6 panels of the cover.I then stuck double sided tape on the tab and stuck the bottle cover into the hexagon shape.

I got a bottle of wine and put it through the hexagon panels so the bottom triangles were underneath the bottle. I then just used a pencil to draw around the bottom to make a base for the bottle cover. I added 0.5cm to each line to make the hexagon base. I turned the bottle in the carrier upside down, put wet glue on the bottom of the triangles and stuck to the base with the wine bottle still in the cover so it would glue the triangles in the right place and hold them down until the glue set.

I then added some green and red paper to the triangles at the top of the cover and then set an eyelet in each triangle, got some ribbon and threaded through the eyelets and added a corkscrew silver charm before tying into a bow.

I hope that makes sense to everyone who would like to try this, if not please contact me and I will try to help.

I am entering this project into the following challenges

2 Sisters Ribbon
Allsorts Anything but square
Catch the bug Anything goes
Crazy 4 challenges Wrap it up
Dis digi designs Ribbons and bows
Our creative corner Masculine project
Crafty Catz Anything goes
Inspire me fridays Anything goes
Poodle parlour Lets hear it for the boys
4 crafty chicks Die cuts
Art impressions Fun and funky folds
Moving along with the times Food and drink
Papercrafting Journey Use a digi
Cooking it up with Katie Anything but a card
Freshly brewed Anything goes
Little darlings Not square
The paper variety Humourous
Bearly mine Anything but a card
Crafty Sentiments More than one fold
Papertake weekly Anything goes
Ribbon carousel Anything goes
Pollycraft Anything goes
Stamps r us Masculine

Thanks for looking x

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Snowman Poop Box aka Tic Tac gift holder

I really enjoyed making this little snowman poop gift box following Whimsie Doodles tutorial HERE and better still the digi snowman and sentiment are freebies. It was really easy to follow and makes a great idea for stocking fillers etc. I didn't have bakers twine as in the tutorial so I just used some gold ribbon. The backing paper for the belly band is from a Peppers christmas party 6 x 6 paper set. I also added some gold circle peel offs to each scallop and added some glitter to the snowman's hat.

Thanks for looking x