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Thursday, March 31, 2011

DYSU 13 - Clear, Light Pink & Mauve

Today the challenge at DYSU is:
Clear, Light Pink and Mauve

Well I decided to look up what colour mauve actually was on Wikipedia as I wasn't quite sure.  Once I was there I realised it provided the actual numerical combination to plug into my computer to get the colour.  So I did that and made my own paper! I used the first main type of mauve (incidentally I would have called this lilac!) as the background and Old Mauve (what I thought was mauve) as the polka dots!  To incorporate the 'clear' I made an acetate card.  Scroll down to the bottom for the links on where to get the paper for free!

My hubby came up with the inspired sentiment! So I made a little pocket inside to hold a gift card.

The image is from one of this week's sponsors: Digis With Attitude.

I printed her twice, once in reverse, so I could hide the back  through the acetate inside, same for the sentiment.

And here it is with the gift card.

There are three fabulous sponsors this week:


Added to this the Top three this week get 2 images from Alison's Shop Stretch 'n' Bubbles.

Oh and just in case any one wants it, my two types of polka dot paper is available for download here and here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Not really feeling like chatting today, so just some pictures to share!!

Inspired by Erin at Two More Secs during the Mug Rug Madness feature I have made one!

Have a lovely day!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Made It Friday Focus - Diggers!

I know I am late again with the Friday Focus! But here it is!  Today I am introducing a new product to the store: My 'Digger' design! Perfect for all your little construction workers!  I can put this on a onesie if you prefer.  The one in the shop is white but I have also made this on a green t-shirt too!

And here are some Digger goodies I found on the Made It website. There are links below.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Week 12: Do You Stack Up - Shine on!

Today's card is for this weeks challenge at DYSU.

This weeks challenge is:

I have used a super cute Christmas Nativity image from Heather Ellis' Etsy Store; Digi Stamp Characters.  Heather is one of our sponsors this week.

I printed the image out twice, once on the white card and once using a piece of sparkly card rescued from an old commercial birthday card, so that I could paper piece the dress, halo and star.

That lovely spotty paper was free with a magazine a few years ago and has been sitting around gathering dust! But when I decided to use a pink colour scheme this was perfect! The sentiment and buttons are SU. And I used white dimensional paint for the sweet little lamb!

So happy to have another card ready for Christmas! I was aiming to make 5 per month, sadly that has not happened but every little helps! Right?

Our two sponsors today are:

Can't wait to see all your shiny, sparkly creations! So what are you waiting for! Load up your cards at DYSU.

Remember I'm having a little incy wincy RAINBOW themed giveaway! Check it out HERE.

Welcome New Baby!

Two posts today! My DYSU one will be up next.  But first a new baby card to share.

This is for the following challenges:
Remember I'm having a little incy wincy RAINBOW themed giveaway! Check it out HERE.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Card Case, Tutorial & a Little Incy Wincy GIVEAWAY!

You know how sometimes your mojo leaves, it departs and runs away, you think never to be seen again. Well for my cards that has happened to me, it does this occasionally and I start to have a mild panic. And then I remember what to do to kick start it again....I case a very talented cardmaker!! When I saw Kelly Marie's pretty and colourful rainbow birdie card yesterday I knew it was just the thing I needed to make to get me back into my card making. Slight problem though...I had none of the materials that Kelly Marie used! Doh! I improvised! I made those clouds from scratch and if you scroll down I'll show you how! I love  Kelly's style, the stamps she designs are awesome, you can see them here. I wish I could have them ALL!! Love the Say Cheese range! But alas all my crafting spending money is going on fabric at the mo!

And the inside.

And just in case you're wondering why I did the inside...well I stamped the sentiment for the front before I embossed and unfortunately I messed it up! So as I hadn't actually made the outside of the card at that point, I simply folded it the other way and used the other side of the card for the front and decided to cover the messed up bit on the inside up with something.  When I had finished the card I decided to make more little clouds to cover it up with!

So how to make the clouds.  You will need some white card, a thin black marker, some colour markers, a background stamp (mine is Unity) and some pale blue ink.

Randomly draw a cloud shape with your black marker.

Now roughly go over it using a colour marker, make sure you are not on the actual lines.

Now stamp the image with your background stamp using a pale blue, or other colour that matches your project.

Cut the cloud out and you have a lovely custom made cloud!

Don't get me wrong I did LOVE the paper Kelly Marie used I just didn't have any of it, and I just love the way these turned out.  So much so that I made up a rainbow set to giveaway, along with some pretty twine, about 1.2 metres of each colour in the picture, enough for a few cards I'd say. Some buttons all the colours of the rainbow, some scraps of Rainbow ribbon, (about 20cm each) and a small piece of Rainbow fabric.  I've used the ribbon and fabric on cards here, here and here.

To be in with a chance to win my incy wincy  giveaway just leave me a comment with a way of contacting you.  Tell me one of your favourite crafting blogs that you visit so I can go visit too!  Entries close 31st March.  Might add a little surprise into the package too!

Have a happy day!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Week 11: Do You Stack Up - Add a Bow

Hi there!  We are onto Week 11 at the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog!

This weeks theme is:
Add a Bow

Our sponsors this week are (Click on the pictures to take you to the shops):


I made my card using an image from Jellypark called Dinosaur Boy.   As I didn't want the card to be too girly I added a bow tie instead of a regular bow.  I think he looks really smart!

I stamped the sentiment in black ink then took a black marker and drew the outline by hand, then smudged some black ink over the top and edges to give it a more roughed up look!

You might have noticed that the dinosaur is printed onto fabric.  I wanted to use the fabric I use on some of my dinosaur t-shirts so I cut a piece adhered it to a piece of iron on fusible webbing.  This has a peel off back that reveals something akin to doublesided tape.  I then stuck this to a piece of printer paper and fed it through the printer like any other normal piece of paper.  It worked perfectly.  I ironed over the top just to make sure the ink was dry and then cut it out and stuck it on my project!

Looking forward to seeing all your creations! Load them up at DYSU!