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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ready For The Rain


I had some time to do some crafting today and I decided to use this super-cute new stamp from CC Designs called Ready For The Rain.  She is SO sweet!




I had fun colouring her and then found a great sketch at Sketch Saturday to use too.  I used the By DIEzyne  rectangles die to create the panels and just trimmed them to a narrower size.  So there is cute "stitching" around the outside of the card.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Ready for the rain, valentine sentiments
Card : x-press it, grey, blushing bride, slate
Ink : memento black, antique linen distress ink
Other : stitched and pierced rectangles die (BD), copics

Copics used :
E 000, 00, 21, 33, 35, 53
W 00, 1
BG 000, 10, 11
R 20, 24, 30

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Sketch Saturday - sketch
Simon Says Stamp - colour challenge
Creative Fingers - Anything goes


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy



Saturday, May 16, 2015

Up Up and Away

There is a new release of Doodle Dragon stamps at CC Designs this month :)
There are so many cute images to choose from and a big plus is that they are great for boy/guy/mens cards.  Most of them can be used for girls too, but I needed to make a card for my son and I thought this image called Up Up and Away would be perfect :)


I coloured him with copics and cut him and the clouds out and glued to blue paper from the Capture Life (EP) pad. I then went around them with grey copics to give a shadow and make them "pop" more.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Up Up and Away, HB2U Sentiments
Card : x-press it, black, grey, Capture Life (EP)
Ink : memento black
Other : black leather thonging , library clip, pierced tickets dies (ByDIEzyne), copics

Copics used :
W 0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
R 20, 24, 27, 29

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Southern Girls - Animal Crackers
Ribbon Girl - Everything Goes with an image

Thanks for dropping by today :)
Kathy


Monday, May 11, 2015

Bloom


Well it's time for another challenge over at Bunny Zoe's Crafts and this month the challenge is Buttons and Bows.

As you might have worked out by now, I'm not much of a Buttons and Bows kind of person actually.  (Although I do like to use buttons on cards quite a bit).  So I've only used 1 button and my bow is made using some twine, there's nothing frilly and fussy about this card.  I've stayed with clean and simple but have still managed the brief (pretty much).  :)




I used a CC Designs Pollycraft stamp called Bloom.  She's very cute isn't she!?  And this sentiment by High Hopes called Dropping a Line is simply perfect to use with her.

The papers are from the Glitz - Love you Madly pad. And I used a pink button.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Bloom - CC Designs, Dropping a Line - High Hopes
Card : x-press it, black, crumb cake, sky,  Love you Madly - Glitz
Ink : memento black, antique linen distress ink
Other : pink button, hemp twine, Stitched zig zag die (La la land), Copics

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Sugarpea Designs - anything goes
Whimsy Stamps - Colour an image
Kraftin'Kimmie - anything goes
Your Next Stamp - Colour challenge

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy


Friday, May 8, 2015

Little Cloudy

It's release time at CC Designs and these are 4 of the new lil' cuties :)



I decided to use Little Cloudy, she is so gorgeous!  But they all are aren't they!? :)


I did some paper piecing this time, which I don't often do.  I was happy with how her coat turned out and I also used tiny black pearls for the buttons to give it more dimension.
I even got my sewing machine out again for this one, it's been quite a while since I've sewn on a card :)

I used the matching die to cut her out and the little raindrops come with the die - cute!

Ingredients :
Stamps : Little Cloudy
Card : x-press it, grey, sky, Oxford Lane (MME)
Ink : memento black
Other : Little Cloudy Die, black pearls, copics

Copics Used :
E 000, 00, 21, 31, 33, 35
W1
C1
BG 0000, 000, 09, 10, 11, 15, 72
B 93
R 20, 30



I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Lets get sentimental
The Ribbon Girl - Female
Little Miss Muffet Challenge -Lots of layers


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Wow what a catch!

Hi :)
I have a card to share for Bunny Zoe's Crafts today.
This one is using a High Hopes stamp called Wow What a Catch.
It's a great stamp for guys of all ages !


The papers are from the fabulous Glitz Uncharted Waters pad.
I coloured him with my copics and added a couple of black pearls too.
The sentiment is from Pollycraft and it's called Birthday Sentiments.  I just thought it went perfectly with the image.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
High Hopes - Anything Goes
Whimsy - Colour an image
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Cute card Thursday - Use a sentiment

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Princess

I have a CC Designs card to share today.  This one is a super-cute Pollycraft image called Princess. She is so gorgeous and I just love her little tongue sticking out! :)


cc designs, pollycraft, princess



I made the background with the mini hearts stencil.  I used some Ranger Texture Paste and added a couple of drops of Pretty in Pink reinker to make the dimensional pink hearts that do look a bit like icing :)

Ingredients :

Stamps : Princess, Birthday Sentiments
Card : x-press it, basic grey, slate, regal rose
Ink ; memento black, pip reinker
Other : rhinestones, tilda lace die (Magnolia), Copics

Copics Used :

Y 11, 13, 15
YR 16
BG 0000, 000, 01
E 000, 00, 21, 31, 33, 35
R 20, 30
RV 21, 23, 25
BV 0000, 00, 02


I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Southern Girls Challenge - Words
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Clean and simple
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy


Monday, April 20, 2015

Rose with Balloon

I have a tutorial for CC Designs today.

I coloured up the adorable Rose with Balloon stamp with my copics and then I thought I might try creating a Bokeh effect, but with balloons rather than the usual circles. This stamp's matching die comes with two different sized balloons which is exactly what you need to make this effect work. It turned out to be a really pretty background for her so I thought I'd share how I did it.



CC Designs, tutorial, rose with balloon



Firstly I sponged 3 different colours of distress ink on to a shimmery cardstock (Broken china, salty ocean and tumbled glass).

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 Then I used the Rose and Balloon Outline die to cut out the 2 balloons from a piece of scrap card.

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I then used this as my stencil. I used a dauber and a white craft ink pad to make the balloons.

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Sponge white ink onto the blue, using a dabbing motion. These balloon will be in the background.  I also tilted the stencil so that the balloons weren't all going in the same direction.

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Then add more balloons, overlapping some.  These are in the foreground.  We want these to be whiter so more ink needs to be dabbed on.  You can move the stencil, making more balloons and then come back later, reposition the stencil, and add more white to certain balloons to make them more prominent.

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I hope you give this background technique a try :)


Ingredients :
Stamps : Rose with balloon, birthday sentiments
Card : x-press it, shimmery white, celery, basic grey, sky
Ink : memento black, white craft ink, broken china, salty ocean, tumbled glass distress inks.
Other : rose with balloon outline die, grass die (MFT), star dust stickles, copics

Copics used :
E 000, 00, 21, 39, 50, 53, 55
RV 0000
R 20, 30, 81, 83, 85
B 0000, 02, 93, 95, 97
BG 0000
YG 01, 11, 17
C 1





I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps - Make your own background


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy