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Saturday 28 February 2015

Blue Moon Creation DT Valentine Card #4

Hi, Susan here!

February is my Valentine month!

My husband and I got married on February 14th 1976 - so this year will be our 39th Anniversary.

This year I have made 4 Valentine cards for Blue Moon Creation

 and I am showing you the fourth today!

My 4 cards are all based on the same fold - a heart Flip-it Card.

I have a Sissix die to cut this, using my Big Shot, but it can also be made by hand. Here is my rough guide:

I cut several card blanks:

This card uses the bunny from Blue Moon Creation

Happy Valentine's Month!

Friday 27 February 2015

LOC Challenge #67

For this new Challenge over at LOC 
we are sponsored by Sami Stamps

and I got to use the Fairy Mushroom Collection!

I printed several mushrooms in different sizes and coloured them with Promarkers.

I then started on the stepper card where I was going to put them...
I covered a basic card shape with embossed spider web paper!
Lovely texture!!
 I was fortunate enough to buy a pack of this paper in different colours when I was living in India.
Today I chose yellow...

I am having awful trouble with my photography - this is the same card from above!!

I then started arranging my mushrooms - having added a few spiders using my favourite Viva Las Vegas Spider stamp...
This front on:

Trying to give you an idea of the dimension...

These are the two sides...

And from above... 

Hope you like it and will join our challenge!!

I WAS DELIGHTED to have my card featured on the Sami Stamps Facebook Group 

Happy Crafting!

Thursday 26 February 2015

Two quick sketches

Well - We have just got a new printer so I wanted to try it out!

I decided to print a paper - From Kris B at Imagine that from Impossible Hearts

I then used this to make a quick card - I am still on Valentine-y ones - it still is February!!

The sketch I used is from Freshly Made Sketches

I tied a bow around my piece of DP - slid it towards the bottom and then slipped the heart behind.
The heart features Lingerie Lindsay from Sassy Studio Designs

I coloured her with Promarkers, used a nesting die to cut her out and distressed the edges
 with TH Worn Lipstick.

I will link this to Freshly Made Sketches Challenge

As I said I was trying out my Printer - so next I printed the pre-coloured 
Love this image!!

This time I used a sketch from Cas(E) this Sketch

I used additional papers from Joy! crafts Under the Sea paper bloc and a bit of bling!!

I will link this to Cas(E) this Sketch

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday 25 February 2015

A Step in the Dark - New Challenge

Today another Anything Goes (Dark or Not) Challenge starts at A Step in the Darkness

Here is my DT Make:

My image is a garden gate so this is a gate fold card - tied up with a gauzy ribbon...the second picture shows it standing in a not quite finished version...

 I started with a strip of card from a plain 12 by 12 and scored and folded it at 2,4,8 and 10 inches.

I then  added DP from my stash trimmed to size, with corners internally rounded and distressed with shabby shutters.

I was lucky enough to use the Garden Gate from Wilmer Art.

This came as a pre-coloured and a line version - I used both,

This is the pre-coloured version for the front.

I  coloured the second image in only greys and added a spider and web!!
I drew the web myself but the spider is one of my favourite Viva Las Vegas Stamps!

My card looked like this after adding these two sections:

You may have noticed the SU Eek stamp...I decided to stamp this and add it to a spring...

So now we have this:

To finish off I added 3 more spiders and lines of web on the final panel

'Laid out the card now looks like this - the spiders are all hidden when the card is tied up!

Do hop over to ASITD!

Happy Crafting!

Imagine That! Progressive Challenge

I am a bit late this month with the Imagine That! DOTM Challenge
but have just managed to get something made with the digi - free because I entered last month!!

This week I have been making gate fold cards - in fact this sort of fold was one of the first I used for the Imagine That! Progressive Challenge - back in March 2013!

Taking a strip of card from a 12 by 12 I scored and folded at 2in, 4in, 8in and 10in.

I then matted each section with DP paper from my stash - cut into rectangles with corners rounded and edge distressed with TH Stormy Sky.

I printed the image pre-coloured, cut it out with a nesting die and also distressed this with Stormy Sky.
I did the same with the sentiments.

I then assembled as follows, placing some ribbon under the image:

Tied up it look like this:

and standing - like this:

I will link this to  Imagine That! DOTM Challenge
and look forward to the March image!
I will also link it to Through the Craft Room Door

Kris from Imagine that! very kindly gave me another freebie and
I chose a second set from the Valentine range - Impossible hearts

Continuing with my current blue theme I made a little ATC:

I printed the image (small) twice and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Blues.
I trimmed the first to size and distressed the edges with TH Stormy Sky, then attached it to the base - a scrap of blue card..
I used a craft knife to cut out the second pair of hearts and attached them with dimensionals.
I also added You and Me as shown

I will link this to Imagine That! Use any Digi Challenge

Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Wicked Wednesday ATC

This week's challenge at Wicked Wednesday

and carrying on with my Blue theme - see my last post!
this is what I came up with...

I started with a rectangle of lovely blue and red sparkle card that I found in my stash.
I then used stamps from SU's Summer splash...

I have stamped the fish several times using masks to stamp one over the other.
 I then added colour using Spectrum Noir Blues.

I then added the octopus on dimensionals and added Best Fishes (printed on the computer).

Happy Crafting!