Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Another 'Oldie but Goodie' Collection from Dragons Lair

Today I am going to show you a make using another collection from
- another 'oldie but goodie' DECO DAZE!

I decided to make a pop up box card...

(You can find a tutorial for one at Splitcoaststampers here)

I was very fortunate to have a mini kit to play with...and I just printed out three different elements several times. 

(The net is a 6.5 by 12 inch panel scored at 2.75, 5.5, 8.25 and 11 inches and then 2.75 inches down. The inch wide tab is trimmed on the right hand side and slits cut from the top down to the 2.75 horizontal score line.)

This is the net decorated for the ouside:

and for the inside:

I fussy cut all the flowers and punched scalloped circles from the paper which was trimmed from the geometric pattern.

The tab is then folded in and glued - I used Cosmic Shimmer for this whole project.

At this point it is best to fold all score lines well and
 make sure the card lies flat to go in an envelope.

Next I added the tabs to hold the 'surprises' inside...these are two strips 1 inch by 4.75 inches with a 1inch scored tab at each end.

Next I cut out and added the two faces...

and then attached feathers and flowers from my 'embelly' box!

And that's it...

Do pop over to Dragons Lair Shop and have a look at the collections!

Monday, 29 June 2015

Crafting From the Heart Challenge #66

Hi everyone! Hope you all enjoyed the blog hop associated with our last Challenge!

But now we move onto our next  CHALLENGE 

#66 "anything goes"

We have two fantastic sponsors for you... 

Offering a prize of a shop voucher
Dee Dee Digis

and Dr Digi
offering a prize of two digital images

I have made two items to show you - firstly a very simple card using Dr Digi's

Love it!!

The sentiment is from Dr Digi Funny Sentiments 2
I coloured Phyllis with Promarkers  and cut her out with a nesting die.
I added various other shapes using dies and scraps from my stash
 on a white square card blank. 
The purple and silver stars use a handmade paper I picked up in India.

Next an ATC using Deedee's Spring Blocks

Starting with a brown snippet I layered with a scrap of paper found in my stash - I also used two leaves from this to add to the image.
I printed the image three times and coloured them with Promarkers
 so I could make a 3D decoupage.
The first image I attached whole...the second provided the sycamore  leafr and a second layer of caterpillar...the third the caterpillars head. I used dimensionals to form the 3D effect.

The caterpillar's 'horns' are flower 'stamens'...

Look forward to seeing your makes!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 26 June 2015

LOC Challenge #84

The Challenge that starts today at Left of Center
is 'Ink It Up'
sponsored by SLS

Yet again I have made an ATC - starting with a pink card base (2.5 by 3.5 inches)
I printed the image  Goth Girl with Fish on White Neenah (this is my inky bit!!) and coloured it with Copics.

I cut this to a smaller rectangle...
I then added a few embellishments...

Happy Crafting! Looking forward to seeing your LOC projects!

New Challenge at Creative Fingers #85

A new Challenge starts today at Creative Fingers

Always Anything Goes!

Last time we were sponsored by Melonheadz Illustrating and I  made an ATC...

I was very pleased to make Top 3 in their Challenge!

 This time we are sponsored by Aurora Wings

Do go over and see the winners of Challenge #83 and what the CF DT have made!!

The Challenge is always Anything Goes so
today I have made a CAS card using Aurora Wings Poppy Digi

This could be a Christmas card as I have used a Christmas red card base and Christmas green card to make the additional layers.

I coloured the Poppy image with Promarkers and then used nesting dies to cut it into three pieces, matching each piece with a slightly larger green shape.
I then positioned as shown, similar to the triple stamping technique.

I then just added the sentiment -  silver stickers on a green oval.

I will link this to CHNC Challenge #234 -
 I really must get a move on with my Christmas cards!!
And CHNC Extra for June - thank you Hazel!

Hope you will join the Creative Fingers Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Scary Fairy Blog Hop

Black Dragon
Dream In Darkness
Lost Coast

Hope you are hopping through the whole list above!! Lots of scary fairy things to see!!
Remember my last scary fairy page?

Well today I am showing you the other side...

I started with some sparkly paper matted with torn handmade paper from India...

Next was the 'moon'...

This was a distress sprayed home made stencil (made with a hot glue gun) on a scrap of old card.
I then cut it out and distressed it with Wild Honey.

Then trees from Tim Holtz Branch Tree die  - paper from my scraps...

Then the piece de resistance... my scary fairy...

This is Zelda Zombie Fairy from The Goblyn Workshop, coloured with Promarkers.

Finally a few gems on the trees...

Happy Hopping!

Yo Ho Ho...

Here's another inspiration using an image from SLSLInes

Today I chose to use the  Whimsical Pirate image in the Etsy Store.

 I just made a simple card, starting with a small pale blue
  landscape rectangular card base.
I matted this with some DP from my stash (Stampin Up Nautical Expedition).

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then my plan was
 to cut out the image with a nesting die as the current
SLS Challenge is to use dies or punches

I snipped around the cutlass so it wouldn't get cut off by the die...

However once cut I decided I would rather have it fussy cut...

Finally I added some sticky letters and charms to finish. 

Hope you will join in the latest Challenge - Use Die cuts or Punches...

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 23 June 2015


I am very happy to say that I recently joined the Design Team of Ike's World Challenges!!
This is my second make!

The current Challenge (#40) is Elements...
We are a family of gardeners so my choice of image was easy...

 I decided to use Ike's Gardener with Free Planter
and Earth from elements.

This is the front of my make...the image coloured with Promarkers.

The backing paper reminded me of trellis...this is my husband sitting in my Dad's garden! He had just had a tooth out so he wasn't up to gardening!

But I then decided to make the card into a slider...

Earth was coloured with Promarkers and I added a frame as shown!

I hope you will join in the Challenge over at Ike's World

Happy Crafting!