Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: In the Country

This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guys is "in the country".  I thought that rather than have a countryside scene on my card I would go for something that you would find in the country.

The  mushrooms are die cut using some fantastic dies from Marianne Designs that I picked up from a craft show I visited recently.  I die cut them and then coloured then with Polychromos pencils.  I die cut a circle and inked it using distress inks, then stuck the mushrooms onto it and layered it onto a slightly larger circle. 

I layered some patterned papers onto the card for my background, and stamped the sentiment onto some more patterned paper. I embellished the card using die cut leaves in different shades of green.  I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian.  xx

Friday, 24 March 2017

Moonflower Digistamps: Lilly Mermaid

Good morning!  Today I am sharing a card made using the new Lilly Mermaid image by Moonflower Digistamps.  She is available in the Moonflower shop here:  https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/518148775/lilly-mermaid?ref=shop_home_active_1.  I had so much fun colouring her!

I coloured Lilly using Polychromos pencils and cur her so that her tail was hangin over the edge of the rectangle.  I mounted her on turquoise pearly card and layered her onto patterned papers, and added some sea themed die cuts, with some pearls to finish off.

I hope you like her!

You can check out what the other members of the Moonflower design team have created on the Moonflower blog or the Moonflower Facebook group.

Sian. xx

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: Trees

Good morning!  The challenge theme today at Cardz 4 Guyz is trees.  I used a lovely stamp by Inkylicious for my card. 

I stamped the tree in black Memento ink and made the background using masking and various distress inks, then added some stars using a silver pen.  I layered my tree onto black card and patterned papers and added the sentiment "hold on tight to your dreams", which is from a Tim Holtz Idea-ology pad.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian.  xx

Monday, 20 March 2017

Mak My Monday - White Embossing

Today's challenge at Make My Monday is white embossing. 

I made this card by stamping the flowers on the card in Versamark then embossing with white embossing powder.  Then I painted the flowers using pearlescent watercolour paint in various shades of blue, purple and pink.  I added some Nuvo Jewel Drops and Crystal Drops to the centres of the flowers.

I added a die cut lace border, and the sentiment which is from a Tim Holtz Idea-ology pad.  I chose black because I wanted the sentiment to stand out.

I hope you can join us this week at Make My  Monday!

Sian.  xx

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Cardz 4 Galz: Pretty in Pink

Good morning.  Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Galz is a very girly one:  pretty in pink.  Those of you who have known me for a while will know that I used to avoid pink like the plague, but lately I seem to be using it quite a lot in my cards.  Maybe I have a girly side after all!

Anyway, this is my DT card.  I decided to use some of my recent craft show acquisitions - these lovely flower stamps.  I coloured the back of some vellum pink usign Promarkers an then stamped the flowers onto the front using Versamark.  I then embossed the flowers using white embossing powder and cut them out.  I shaped them using an embossing tool.

I embossed the bottom layer of my card using an embossing folder, then added some layers of patterned paper and the sentiment, which is stamped and embossed using pink embossing powder.  .  I then stuck the flowers onto the card and added gems in their centres.

I hope you can join us for this week's Cardz 4 Galz challenge.

Sian. xx

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: Numbers

Hello everyone!  Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is numbers, so I thought I'd base my card today on the sentiment "age is only a number".  (You can see that I've also added an age and that there are numbers one of my background papers).

The main focal point of my card is this great image by Dr Digi, which I think goes perfectly with the sentiment.  I've coloured him with Polychromos pencils.

I hope you can join the fun today at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian. xx

Monday, 13 March 2017

Moonflower Digistamps: Unicorn Maiden

Today I am sharing a card I've made using Unicorn Maiden by Moonflower Digistamps.   She can be found in the Moonflower shop here:  https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/209267766/unicorn-maiden?ref=shop_home_active_60

I coloured her using Polychromos Pencils and added some glitter to the unicorn's horn and mane.  Then I layered here onto a die cut circle which I hand stitched around the edges.  For the background I used die cuts and patterned papers.

You can check out some projects by the other members of the Moonflower design team on the Moonflower blog or the Moonflower Facebook group.

Sian. xx




Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Cards 4 Guyz: CAS

Good morning!  Today I am sharing my DT card for Cardz 4 Guyz.  This week's theme is CAS (clean and simple).  This little guy is a Woodware Clear Magic stamp, which I coloured with Polychromos pencils.

I added a bit of shadow to make him look like he's standing up on the bottom of the card, and added a stamped sentiment at the top right.  Then I layered him onto matching blue card.

CAS is not my usual style, but I've decided I like to do one every once in a while!

I hope you can join the challenge at this week's Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Make My Monday: Colours of the Rainbow

Good morning.  Today's challenge at Make My Monday is colours of the rainbow.  The challenge is to choose three of the colours of the rainbow and make a card using those colours.  I decided to go with citrus colours - orange, yellow and green.

I thought I'd have a change form making square cards today, so made this circular one using die cuts.  I layered yellow card and green and orange papers, then added some die cut flowers which I shaped and inked to given them texture.

I hope you can join today's challenge at Make My Monday.

Sian. xx

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Cardz 4 Galz: Name Your Powder (Embossing)

This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Galz is to make a card using embossing powder.

To make this card I started by layering some pink and white card, then adeded some patterned paper.  I stamped the dragonfly image into white card and then inked the background using different pink toned Distress Inks.

I then added some gold accents by going over parts of the stamped image with a Quickie glue pen and sprinklign embossing powder on it, then melting it wiht a heat tool.

I coloured some gold toned vellum on the back with Promarkers in shades of pink and green and then stamped some flowers on it in Versamark ink on both  the  coloured and uncoloured bits, then embossed them using embossing powder in shades of pink and gold.

I shaped the flowers to give them some dimension and then stuck them onto the card.  I added some coordinating gems to the centres.

Finally I stamped the sentiment onto a die cut banner and inked around the edges with Distress Ink.

I used Wow!  enbossing powders in Pearl Gold Sparkle and Rose Mist for this card.

I look foward to seeing everyone's creations at this week's Cardz 4 Galz challenge!

Sian.  xx

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: Tag it

Good morning!  Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is Tag it.

I created both the main background of my card and the tags with Kraft card using a mixture of acrylic paints, distress inks and stamping.  I started off with the acrylic paint, which is an off white shade.  I put paint on various objects such as bubble wrap and lids from glue and paints and stamped it onto the card, and also applied some paint through sequin waste.

I waited for the paint to dry (that was the hard part) and then blended distress inks onto the card and the tags, then I created a layer of stamping using coordinating distress inks.  Finally I stamped the main image onto the top tag using memento ink, which gives better coverage over the acrylic paint.

I matted and layered all of the elements onto blue card , punched holes in the tags and added eyelets, added some jute twine through the tops of the tags and then arranged everything on the card.  Finally, I cut the small stars from blue and Kraft card and arranged them and added them to the card.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian.  xx

Friday, 24 February 2017

Moonflower Digistamps: Lilly the Cat Fairy

Hello everyone!  Today I am sharing my latest DT card for Moonflower Digistamps.  This is Andreia's new image Lilly the Cat Fairy.  You can find her in the the Moonflower shop here:  https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/510689611/lilly-the-cat-fairy?ref=shop_home_active_15

This is a lovely image to work with.  I've really enjoyed colouring her, especially her hair and dress.  She is so beautiful!

I coloured the image using Polychromos pencils.  I wanted to ensure that the image was the main focus of this card, so I stuck her onto a die cut frame and layered her onto patterned paper.  I embellished the card with paper flowers and added a bit of glitter to Lilly's wings and to the flowers (a fairy needs to have fairy dust).

You can see more creations using Moonflower Digistamps on the Moonflower blog by clicking the link above, or at the Moonflower Facebook Group.

I hope you like her!

Sian.  xx

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz: Under Water

Good morning!  This is my DT card for this week's Cardz 4 Guyz.  The challenge this week is under water.  I  used some brilliant digi stamps by Vera Lane Studios for this one, and coloured them using watercolour pencils. 

the sea behind this fish and the happy birthday sentiment was created using alcohol inks on shiny card. 

The bubbly background was created by dry embossing using an embossing folder by Crafter's Companion, and I rubbed some different coloured Brilliance inks over it to give more of a watery effect.  As final touch I added some sparkly mesh and some shells which are from the same digi stamp set as the fish, and which I also coloured with watercolour pencils.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian.  xx

Monday, 20 February 2017

Make My Monday

Hello everyone.  This is my DT card for this week's challenge at Make My Monday.  When I saw this challenge them I thought it would be a good opportunity to use these Crazy Birds stamps by Tim Holtz.  I coloured them with Polychromos pencils and added die cut party hats. 

The background papers are from the Up, up and away pad by First Edition.   I have lots of First Edition papers.  They are a bit pricey, but sooo lovely.

I die cut the circle in the midde and inked around the edges with Distress Ink.

I didn't use much in the way of embellishments on this card - just the little blue circles at the corners and a piece of chiffon ribbon.

I hope you can join us this week at Make My Monday.

Sian.  xx

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Cardz 4 Galz: Cardz 4 Teenz

Good morning.  Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Galz is Cardz 4 Teenz: to make a card for a teenage girl.  I have used a digi stamp by Pink Gem Designs for this one, and have coloured her with Polychromos pencils.

I used patterned papers from the Mulberry Kisses pad by First Edition for the background and layered them onto purple pearlescent card.

The butterflies are stamped and coloured with watercolour pencils.  I also added a bit of Stickles glitter glue to the butterflies to give them some sparkle.

I hope you can join us for this week's challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.

Sian. xx