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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

{Pin}spirational Challenges: Rosey With A Flower



Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is the start of a new challenge at 

{PIN}spirational Challenges.

Challenge #197 runs for 2 weeks (Aug 15th - Aug 28th)


Here is the lovely inspiration photo:



Our sponsors this time are Fred She Said and Digi Stamps 4 Joy.

  

I used a pre-coloured image from Fred She Said called Rosey With A Flower (it is also available as a black and white digi):


Since I used a pre-coloured image, I  decided to make my own background paper using Distress Oxide inks in Peeled Paint and Broken China.  I die cut the image with a stitched circle and mounted this onto a fancy white die cut circle. This was popped on foam pads onto the background. I added some pale yellow organza ribbon across the bottom edge of the card and glued some white daisy lace on top of this.  I inked and matted my DO paper onto yellow card and added a triple bow.



hope you'll pop over to 
to check out the gorgeous designs by the rest of the DT. 

We would love for you to take part in the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by today. 
xoxo

I'd like to take part in these challenges:


Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #63 18/08
Always Fun #19 Going in Circles 20/08
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1733 AG 20/08
Crafting From The Heart #172 20/08
Dragonfly Dreams # Animals 31/08


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Monday, 14 August 2017

Vera Lane Studio: February's Moon


Hello Friends!


Today I'm sharing my weekly DT post for Vera Lane Studio


Our monthly theme for August is 'Add Some Sparkle', so I did just that using the beautiful February's Moon digital set.



I made the background with Dylusion Spray inks on mixed media card, then when dry, spritzed water through a stencil to create the ghost stamp effect. I also added inky grey dots through a stencil. The beautiful February's Moon fairy was coloured with Copics and fussy cut. She has glittered eyelashes and wings and the hearts are also glittered. The sentiment is from The Traveller set. I added a hand drawn border to finish it off.



Here are links to the sets I used:

February's Moon                       The Traveller

  

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!
You'll find us on Facebook in a closed, supportive group, which I invite you all to join! 
You can find us HERE. There's always tons of fabulous inspiration!
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!




Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo


I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Moving Along with the Times #51 Things that Fly 16/08
Star Stampz Hand Coloured Image 16/08
Jo's Scrapshack #201 AG 18/08
Aud Sentiments #186 Fairies and Sentiment 21/08
Simply Papercrafts #49 AG 27/08
Aloha Friday #101 AG with a twist of Summer 25/08
Emerald City Crafts #2 AG 25/08
Pattie's Creations #137 AG 27/08
Making Memories #8 AG (2)  07/09
Creative Fingers #135 AG 10/09

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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Scrapbook Stamp Society: Butterfly Bestie


Hello friends!

Today I'm sharing my DT project for Scrapbook Stamp Society

The challenges are always Anything Goes
but this time the optional theme is Use Dies and/or Punches.

The Winners and Runner-Ups will receive My Bestie digital stamps from a selection on offer.  For more details, please pop over to the challenge blog.

Here is my card:




I used a gorgeous Butterfly Bestie, IMG 076. She's coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut. I made her a background with Distressed Oxide inks in Fossilised Amber and Peeled Paint, adding a spritz of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist for some sparkle and shine. The background card edge was inked in Peeled Paint and mounted onto kraft card. Some gorgeous ivory lace was attached along the bottom and foliage, die cut from kraft card, was added to the DO background to form a pattern. The image was popped on foam pads for dimension. Three Heartfelt Creations die cut flowers, coloured by smooshing in a puddle of distress ink,were assembled and a green crystal gem added to the centre of each. 


I hope you'll pop over to the Challenge Blog and see the DT's fabulous projects.
We would love it if you'd share your work with us!



Thanks for stopping by today! 

xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Cardz4Galz #53 Pretty Pastels 16/08
Jo's Scrapshack #201 AG 18/08
Just Us Girls #406 Bring on the Shine 18/08
Crafty Friends #64 AG 25/08
Aloha Friday #101 AG with a twist of Summer 25/08
Emerald City Crafts #2 AG 25/08
Pattie's Creations #137 AG 27/08
Joy Clair AG Colour Challenge 30/08
Scrappers Delights #69 AG 31/08
Making Memories #8 AG (1)  07/09
Creative Fingers #135 AG 10/09


I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

If You Give A Crafter A Cookie: Sweet Shoppe

Hello friends!


Today is the start of a brand new challenge at 
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie.

I do hope you'll join us.

You can enter your projects until the 23th August.



As always, there is a photo inspiration, and here it is:



Our generous sponsors this time are Beccy's Place and Bugaboo.

     


I used a Beccy's Place digi and sentiment from the Sweet Shoppe set:



I coloured the image with markers and fussy cut it, leaving a thin white border. For the background, I made some matted layers with colourful glitter card, rounding the corners, and popped the image on foam pads. The sentiment was cut with a Cheery Lynn die.



That's all from me for today. 
Now it's over to you...

Please pop over to the 
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie
challenge blog to check out the lovely designs by the rest of the DT. 


We would love for you to share your projects in the challenge! 

You could win digi stamps or become one of our 'Top Cookies'!

Thanks for stopping by today! 
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

PIP Challenges #1732 AG 13/08 Honorable Mention

Penny's Challenges #341 AG 15/08
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #428 AG 16/08
Day Dreamer Challenge #1 AG 29/08
A Snowflakes Promise #43 AG 10/09



I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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Monday, 7 August 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Sprinkle and Sparkle


Hello Friends!


I'm here today to share my DT post for Vera Lane Studio
There is a new set of digital stamps in the shop today. Please pop over to check out the lovely Sprinkle and Sparkle, an 8 piece digi set including 2 sentiments. The beautiful fairy sisters come with both plain and text filled dresses.

Our monthly theme for August is Add Some Sparkle, and these new digis are simply perfect for the theme.

I made two ATCs which I'm entering into the new swap.

First up is Sparkle:



The background is made with Dylusion spray inks. Once dry it was given a spritz of Glimmer Mist to add the beautiful golden shimmer. Some gold honeycomb trim was added then Sprinkle and the bee, coloured with Copics then fussy cut, were attached. Sprinkle is on foam pads for a little dimension. The sentiment was outlined with iridescent glitter and a sparkly glitter border, using Fauna Art Glitter, was added.

 Next is Sprinkle:



The background was made with Dylusions spray, spritzed over with Glimmer Mist. The edges were heat embossed with Gold Tinsel EP.  Sprinkle and the bee were coloured with Copics and fussy cut. Sprinkle was popped on foam pads and some gold mesh snippets were randomly added around the border. Some gold sticker flowers were given glitter stems and the sentiment was outlined in iridescent glitter. 

Sprinkle and Sparkle




I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!
You'll find us on Facebook in a closed group, which I invite you all to join! 
You can find us HERE
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!




Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Sparkle
Jo's Scrapshack  #200 AG 11/08
Moving Along with the Times #51 Things that Fly 16/08
Work It Wednesday Add Sparkle 23/08
Crafting with an Attitude #30 AG 27/08
Scrappers Delights #69 AG
Crafting By Designs AG (2) 05/09 

Sprinkle
Always Fun #18 Let It Sparkle 13/08 TOP 3

Crafty Creations #347 AG (2) 14/08
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #63 AG 18/08
Pixies Snippets Playground #293/294 AG with Snippets 20/08
Day Dreamer Challenge #1 AG 29/08
The Crafty Addicts #39 (1) AG 04/09


I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Gecko Galz: Seagulls By The Shore


Hello Crafty Friends!


Today sees the start of a new challenge at 
Gecko Galz.

This month our customer challenge theme is 'By The Shore'. We'd love to see your projects!

Here is my DT customer inspiration project:



I made a card featuring a pair of seagulls from the Beachy Jewels Collage Set. The original image is a 1 x 1 inch square, but I resized it in Gimp. I am fairly new to digital manipulation, but have been watching the fabulous series of tutorials by Gecko Galz DT member, Heather Hudson, on You Tube.The resizing tutorial is here. My resized image measures 2.5 x 2.5 inches. 



I used a stitched square die to cut out the image and mounted it onto a scalloped square, inking both the edge of the image and the scalloped mat. I had printed two seagull images, so that I could layer the gulls and other elements on foam pads to give a 3D look. My background paper, called Shore Line, is from the By The Shore paper pack. I distressed the edges with scissors and inked with Vintage Photo. I matted this onto kraft card which was also distressed and inked.



I adhered some textured trim and ink-dyed cheesecloth to the background paper then popped the image on foam pads. I added some die cut seaweed (from paper called Wolsey in the Tudor Rose paper pack) and some shells (also from the Beachy Jewels Collage set). The sentiment is from the Charming Words Collage set. It was inked and popped on foam dots. To finish off the card, I added some pearls and a double organza bow.

  

By The Shore                     Beachy Jewels                   Charming Words



I hope you'll join our 'By The Shore' challenge. The winner gets a whopping $25 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz shop.



The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product (this can be one of the freebies, so check back through the blog and also look at the freebies on the Pinterest page, or of course you can buy at the Etsy store!) 
Also if you sign up for the Gecko Galz newsletter, you'll be able to claim a free collage sheet each month.


Please hop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see the fabulous designs by the very talented DT.

We also have a Private Facebook Group where there are 4 monthly challenges, each with a collage sheet prize. Come and join us!

I'll be back on the 26th with more Gecko Galz projects.
Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo


I'd like to play along in the following challenges: 

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #426 02/08 TOP 3
Crafting From The Heart #170 AG 06/08
Creative Moments #123 AG/Summer Fun 06/8 TOP 3

Artistic Inspirations #184 AG 06/08
TTCRD  AG 07/08
Paper Minutes #498 Birds 07/08
Through The Purple Haze #130 AG 09/08
Ikes World #94 AG 12/08
Crafty Creations Challenges #347 AG 15/08
Crafting By Designs AG (1) 05/09
Love to Craft #13 AG 31/08


I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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