Friday, December 02, 2016

Noel - FFFC #178 'Pastel Christmas'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

It's time to kick off a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The lovely Pat K is our hostess for this challenge and the theme is 'Pastel Christmas.'  This challenge is being sponsored by Noor! Design UK.  Please hop over to the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge to get complete details on the challenge and to check out what my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

Here's the card that I came up with.



A look inside the card.


A closer look at the two Magnolia Stamps Tilda images being featured:


- Tilda Hiding Gift from the Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection 2011


- Sweet Christmas Tilda from the Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection 2011

Challenges for this card:
Crafty Friends Challenge #45 - Blossoms
Creative Moments Challenge #107 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge Wk 48 - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges #329 - Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #86 - Create a Christmas Card or an ABC
Simon Says Monday Challenge - O Christmas Tree
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simply Magnolia December Challenge - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge #275 - A Christmas Card
The Ribbon Girl - November 'Use any image' Challenge

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Have a wonderful day and have a fabulous week!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Pink Lattice and Batiked My Interest Surf; EK Success EB Visions of Christmas paper pad  
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Fourteen; Sizzix Tim Holtz Holiday Greens and Festive Greenery
Punches:  EK Success Large Retro Flower 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; jingle bells, ribbon, hemp twine and  pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, Shin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, burnt orange, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and Tilda #2's socks:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- pink shades:  694-T, 693-T, 692-T  
- green clothing:  563-T, 337-T, 331-T, pastel green 
- yellow shades:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- Christmas tree:  bright green, leaf green, green shoot, meadow green, burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green  


Friday, November 18, 2016

Celebrate Your Special Day - FFFC #177

Hello.  Happy Friday.

We're starting a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  Our challenge for the next fornight is being hosted by the lovely Annie and the theme she has chosen is 'A Different Fold/Shaped Cards.'  I love fancy-fold cards and I have just the card for this challenge.  Don't forget to pop over to the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge for complete details and to see the fabulous card that my DT teammates have created to inspire you to join us.

I wanted to make another lever card, but instead of the regular square lever/centre panel, I used a shaped die for it (Go Kreate Square Frame Frilly #10).



Opening the card shows how the centre panel acts like a 'lever' that fits the window on the card front.




A closer look a the two Magnolia Stamps images being featured.


- Celebration Tilda from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012


- Tilda with Straw Hat from the Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011


Challenges for this card:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #167 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge #168 - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Crafty Calendar Challenge for November - Autumn Colours
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge #214 - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge #81 - Fall Colours
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #45 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge LTSCB # 89 - Fancy My Fold
The Paper Shelter Challenge #273 - More than 1 of anything (folds, flowers, images)
The Ribbon Girl - November Card Challenge
Southern Girls Challenge #148 - Anything Goes

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Chatterbox Olive Summer Flowers
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #10 and Medium Frames Frilly Rectangular #10; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles, Spellbinders Petite Ovals; Noor! Design/Joy! Crafts 6002/0158 Flower 3, 6002/0263 Flourish Branch 1 and 6003/0008 Flower Flourish; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms, 98261 Kaleidoscope Butterfly, 98319 Willow Dragonfly and 98316 Cherry Blossom (for flower centres)
Punches:  Punch Bunch Large Impatients (leaves); Martha Stewart Rose Leaf; Carla Crafts Small Cosmos (for flower centres)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs and Barn Door; pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, Shin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, burnt orange, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and shoes:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- orange shades:  terracotta, spice, honeycomb, apricot
- green shades:  Touch 42, olive green, apple cider, 617-T 
- hat:  putty, champagne, ivory
- flower:  rasw sienna, pastel yellow, buttercup
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  
- ground:  champagne, warm grey 5-T

Friday, November 04, 2016

Love Peace Joy - FFFC #176 'Ice and/or Snow'

Hello.

We're starting a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The lovely Judy is our hostess for this challenge and she has chosen 'Ice and/or Snow, with lots of textures and sparkles' as her theme.  This challenge is being sponsored by Live and Love Crafts.  Please hop over to the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge for complete details of the challenge.  Don't forget to check out the fabulous cards that my teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

Here's the card I've created for the challenge. 



For added texture, I've dabbed some gesso to the die-cut pine branches and pinecones to create snow.  I've also added glitter to the die-cut and punched snowflakes.  Glitter was also added to the patches of snow on the image. 

(If you're interested, you can find the tutorial on how to make the pinecones, HERE.)


A closer look at the image being featured. 


This oh-so-adorable image designed by Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps is called 'Lullaby.'
You can find this and others from Sylvia's digital-image collection HERE and HERE
If you prefer them in rubber-stamp version, they are available from Whimsy Stamps HERE.  

Challenges for this card:
A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #181 Snowflakes
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge #32 - The Seasons
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #218 - Holiday
Aud Sentiments Challenge #167 - Cute + A Sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude Challenge #21 - Anything Goes 
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #29 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges #143 - One for the Girls
Passion for Promarkers Week #370 - Tweetmas Wishes
Sketch Saturday Week #436 - Sketch #218
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Inspired by a Book/Film/Song (song:  Moon Lullaby) 

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a fabulous weekend! 


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:   Recollections from Michaels
Dies:  Lifestyle Craft Designs Nesting Circles; Dee's Dinstinctively IME-096 Panderosa Pine Sprig; Memory Box 98187 Woodland Branch and 98615 Rizza Snowflake; Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles (for the pinecones)
Punches:  Martha Stewart snowflakes
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; gesso, glitter and pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, burnt orange, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair:  umber, khaki, grey squirrel, pastel beige
- blue shades:  midnight blue, 652-T, cornflower blue
- yellow shades:  raw sienna, mustard, vanilla
- little birdie:  caramel, sandstone, march hare  
- branch:  olive green, 617-T 
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  

Friday, October 07, 2016

On Your Wedding Day - FFFC #174 'Bingo'

Hello.

We're starting a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The lovely Nikki is our hostess for this challenge and she has created a 'Bingo' board for you to work with.  Our challenge is being sponsored Live and Love Crafts.  Don't forget to hop over to the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge to get complete details and to have a look at what my teammates have created to inspire you to join us.

Here's what I've created for the challenge, a wedding card.



Below is the Bingo board that you get to work with.  For my card, I went with the diagonal option of flowers-lace-pearls, as well as the bottom row of pearls-charms-dies.


I love the white-on-white colour scheme for a wedding card.  The background paper is actually an white embossed designer paper, although the dry-embossing is not very deep/pronouced so you can barely see the vine-embossed pattern.  So for added texture, I've embossed another piece of plain white cardstock with polka-dot pattern.  And then more whites from the lace, flowers, foliage and pearls.  The two pewter heart charms were added to match the groom.

A closer look at the adorable bride-and-groom image being featured.


This image is called 'Wedding Couple' from Lili of the Valley.

I hope you'll join our challenge.  Please hop over to the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge to get complete details of the challenge.  Don't forget to check out what my teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.


Challenges I'm entering with this card:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #132 - Favorite Embellishments (flower and foliage, pearls)
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Wk 23 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #117 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 446 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge #141 - Embossing wet or dry
Inspiration Destination Challenge #106 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #43 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #148 - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - October Card Challenge

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Have a wonderful day.  Weekend coming up.  Enjoy!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Paper:  Embossed Vine White (unknown maker)
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Thirty-One and Classic Ovals; Crealies Creative Flowers 06; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms; Joy! Crafts 6002/0263 Flourish Branch 1
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Polka Dots
Miscellaneous:  charms, lace and pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, Shin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, burnt orange, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- bride's hair:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- groom's hair:  cocoa, mustard, pastel yellow
- groom's suit:  cool greys 3 to 5  
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 2-T, cool grey 1-T
- leaves:  apple cider
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  
- ground:  champagne, warm grey 5-T

Monday, September 26, 2016

Your Special Day. Celebrate !

Hello.

Just wanted to share this birthday card I made for a special birthday.  I created a lever card...and there are quite a few pictures below!



The card front has a window and the centre panel works like a 'lever' that fits through the window.




If you're interested in the template for this Lever Card, you can find it HERE.

A closer look at the Magnolia Stamps images being featured:


Bright Tilda--it's a Special Edition Stamp


- Birthday Tilda from the You Are So Special Collection 2011


Challenges I'm entering with this card:
Craft Your Passion Challenge #331 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends Challenge #28 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #26 - Anything Goes
I ♥ Promarkers Challenge #318 - Flowers/Nature
Kitty Bee Designs Challenge #81 - Birthday
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #147 - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld Challenge #19 - More than One Fold
Petal Lu Aloha Friday Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge #263 - Cards of Many Folds
The Pencil Case Wk 29 - Anything Goes Crafting Challenge
The Ribbon Girl - September 'Use Any Image' Challenge

That's it!  Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate the visit.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Webster's Pages
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Ovals and Petite Ovals;  Noor! Design/Joy! Crafts 6002/0359 (flourishes) and 6002/0157 (flowers); Memory Box 98261 Kaleidoscope Butterfly and 98743 Kensington Border (small butterfly) 
Punches:  EK Success Small Rettro Flowers; Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1corner punch (flower centres) ; Michaels mini Sun (flower centres); Carla Crafts Small Cosmos (flower centres); Martha Stewart Rose Leaf  
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Aged Mahogany; pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, Shin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, burnt orange, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and shoes Tilda #1:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- hair and shoes Tilda #2:  walnut, terracotta, burnt orange, spice, apricot
- red shades:  berry red, flex R665, 185-T, lipstick red, 178-T
- stems and leaves:  5767-T, apple cider  
- green dress:  forest green, 370-T, Touch 47, leaf green, green shoot 
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  

Friday, September 16, 2016

Congratulations on your Wedding Day

Hello.

I've got just a short post today.  I have a wedding card to share with you.



No designer/patterned paper used as I wanted to keep it all white (except for the dark grey frames).   I used an embossing folder for added texture.  Then embellished it with ribbon, diecuts, flowers, pearls, etc. for a more 3-D effect.

A closer look at this gorgeous Stamping Bella image being featured.  I luvvv this image!  


This stamp is called Uptown Couple Brett and Brenda Get Married (available from the Stamping Bella shop HERE.)


Challenges for this card:
ABC Challenges - P is for Pearls
Creatalicious Challenge #99 - Pick a Tune ("Make You Feel My Love" by Adele)
Creative Corner Challenges - No Patterned Paper Allowed
Dragonfly Dreams September Challenge - Monochrome
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge Wk 37 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge LTSCB #85 - Flower Power
Scrapper's Delights Challenge #59 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft Challenge #36 - Anything Goes
The Pencil Case Wk 28 - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl September Card Challenge - Anything Goes

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Dies:  Spellbinders Curved Borders Two and Petite Ovals; Crealies Creative Flowers 05; Die-namics Simple Leaf Flourishes 
Embossing Folder:  Taylored Expresssions TEEF26 Bubbles
Miscellaneous:  Ribbon and pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, Shin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, burnt orange, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- Brenda's hair:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone  
- Brett's hair:  walnut, terracotta, spice, Touch BR101
- Brett's suit:  cool greys 3 - 5 
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- leaves:  5767-T

Friday, September 09, 2016

Dance to Your Own Music - FFFC #172 'Music'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

It's time to kick off a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The lovely Tone is our hostess for this challenge and the theme is 'Music - notes, instruments, dance, think wide.'  And we're being sponsored by Noor! Design UK.  Please hop over to the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge to get complete details on the challenge and to check out what my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

This is the card that I came up with for the challenge.



Here's a view of inside the card.


A closer look at the Magnolia Stamps images being featured.


- Moulin Rouge Tilda from the Once Upon A Time Collection 2013


- Happy Tilda from the Cozy Family Autumn Collection 2010


Challenges for this card:
ABC Challenges - O is for Open
Craft Your Passion Challenge #328 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #88 - Let's Hear it for the Girls
Creatalicious Challenge #98 - Anything Goes w/optional Anniversary
Create and Inspire Challenge #51 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #115 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #146 - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More September Challenge - Add a sentiment
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp It
Through the Purple Haze Challenge #108 - Some Attitude

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  DCWV Berry Street Farmer's Market Stack paper pad; SEI Winter Song paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Eleven and Classic Ovals; Magnolia Doohickey Doily Flowers; Die-namics Simple Leaf Flourishes
Punches:  Martha Stewart Cosmos; EK Success Star
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Aged Mahogany and Stormy Sky; lace and pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, Shin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, burnt orange, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair Tilda #1:  cocoa, raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow
- hair Tilda #2:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- red shades:  berry red, 1797-T, 1788-T, salmon pink
- boots:  cool greys 3 - 5  
- blue shades:  twilight sky, pebble blue, april shower
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  

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