Saturday, 20 June 2015

A Jug of Flowers

I made this card for this months challenge at Scrapbook Boutique which is an inspiration picture featuring royal blue and gold.  I started this one with paper from Kaisercrafts Base Coat collection and layered it onto some glittery gold cardstock and then onto dark blue cardstock.  Next I punched the border from the gold card with Martha Stewarts Doily Lace punch.  I chose the image from Power Poppys Lilac Time stamp set, stamped it with memento tuxedo black ink onto blending card, coloured it with copics and die cut it with a Spellbinders Standard Circle die.  I die cut some dark blue cardstock with the largest Spellbinders Captivating Squares die, added it to the card front and attached the image piece with foam tape. I finally added a birthday sentiment at the bottom.

Copic Colours used were:  B21, B24, B26, Y000, Y11, Y13, Y21, Y38, YG11, YG13, YG17, G43, G46, E40, E41, C1, C3.

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Always In My Thoughts


Apparently adult colouring books are now in the top bestseller lists.  Who knew?  Well, WE did, didn't we, fellow cardmakers?  There is no better therapy than sitting down with some stamped images and colouring them.  This month over at Power Poppy, the very talented Christine Okken challnges us to colour........Oh, but wait, she is asking us to use PENCILS.  UhOh.......now that IS a challenge for a copic addict like me. So I closed my copic case and dug out an old tin of Derwent colour pencils.  I chose the Power Poppy Winter Pick Me Up digital image and sentiment and made a tag with the sentiment and coloured the image with colour pencils (different to the copics but quite fun after all!).  I die cut the image piece with a Spellbinders classic oval and then die cut some more white card with a Spellbinders Opulent Oval die.  The papers for this project came from Kaisercraft's Magic Happens Collection and were layered onto purple card.  Some rhinestone flourishes for a bit of sparkle and it was done.

Derwent Colours used were:  Imperial Purple, Prussian Blue, Deep Cadmium, Mineral Green.

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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Butterfly Birthday

I made this card for this months challenge at Scrapbook Boutique which has an inspiration picture featuring pink, white, peach and butterflies. Well, I really wanted to play with this embossing folder which came as a free gift with this months edition of Australian Simply Cards magazine.  I sponged versacolor orchid ink onto the inside of the folder and embossed a piece of white cardstock.  I mounted that onto pink cardstock which had been die cut with a Spellbinders Radiant Rectangle die.  Then, I simply used a corner rounding punch on a folded white card blank,  added the embossed piece to the top and stamped the sentiment (which is from the stamp set which came with the EF) at the bottom.  I die cut peachy pink cardstock with a Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly mini die and added it to the centre, then I die cut pink and white cardstock with the tiny butterfly from Spellbinders Flying Beauties die set and added them as well.  Some tiny white pearls for the bodies of the butterflies and it was finished.

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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Anniversary


I'm baaa-ack!  After several really difficult months, I'm finally back in my craftroom creating for card challenges again - Yay!  For my first foray back into the cardmaking world, I've chosen to join the lovely ladies at Power Poppy for their monthly Power and Spark challenge. This month, Stacy challenges us to "cut it out".  Well, I've fussy cut these peonies a time or two, so I decided to go with that.  So I stamped the peonies from Power Poppy's Dynamic Duos Peonies and Tulips set with Memento tuxedo black ink onto blending card, coloured them with copics and cut them out.  Next I punched a border with a Martha Stewart punch onto white cardstock, cut it to size, embossed it with Couture Creations Cheerful EF and layered it onto red cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment with real red ink onto white cardstock, die cut along the top with a Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles die, cut it to size and added it with a strip of red ribbon.  Next I created a frame of white cardstock by die cutting with two Spellbinders Opulent Ovals dies, added that to the card front and popped the flowers on top with foam tape and that was it.

By the way, if you pop over to the Power Poppy blog you'll see a post featuring yours truely (yes, reallly!!) and my wonderful and talented daughter, Kathy Jones.  Thanks so much for the kind words, Julie - I'm still blushing!

Copic Colours used were:  R000, R22, R24, R28, G28, G43, G46.

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Joy to the World

Here's another Christmas card for the Peep of the Week challenge over at Power Poppy.  This image is from Power Poppy's very useful Joyful Arrangements set and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto blending card, coloured with copics and die cut with a Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Square die.  The background papers are from the Rejoice paper pad by Creative Imaginations - one of my favourites - and layered onto blue cardstock.  I used EK's Swirl border punch on the cream piece.  I added a blue ribbon and bow and popped the image piece on with foam tape and that was it - yet another non-traditional Christmas card!!(which, I have to say, is not my usual style.)

Copic Colours used were:  G40, G43, E50, E51, Y21, Y35, B000, B12.

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Friday, 31 October 2014

Warm Wishes

Here's another card for the Peep of the Week challenge at Power Poppy.  My new Christmas stamps arrived this week so I just had to try one right away!  This gorgeous image is from Power Poppy's Bottlebrush Holiday set.  I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto blending card and added the sentiment in the banner with Memento Teal Zeal ink.  Then I coloured it with copics and die cut it with a Spellbinders Classic Squares die.  The background papers are from Francheville's Whimsical Christmas Basics paper pad.  The horizontal piece was layered onto pink cardstock with one edge punched with an EK border punch.  I die cut some teal cardstock with a Spellbinders Marvelous Squares die and popped the image piece on top with foam tape.  A pink ribbon and a bow was added to the horizontal piece, the whole thing was layered onto teal cardstock and Ta-Dah! - a Christmas card in non-traditional colours.

Copic Colours used were:  BG10, BG32, BG45, BG49, RV000, RV00, RV02, Y21, Y26, BV000, BV02, BV11, BV13.

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

White Roses

I made this card for this months challenge at Scrapbook Boutique.  The inspiration photo features white roses, bows and pearls with pale lavender.  I knew straight away what I wanted to do with this one!  I started with lavender cardstock and die cut one side with a SpellbindersA2 Bracket Borders One die, then I embossed the rest with Couture Creations Exotic EF and wrapped white satin ribbon around at the die cut end.  Next, I stamped the roses image from JustRite's With Sympathy clear stamp set, coloured it with copics, die cut it with a Spellbinders Floral Ovals die and added it to the card front with foam tape.  I tied a bow with the satin ribbon leaving long tails and adhered it with the tails twisted to the top left corner.  Finally, I added a Zva Creative pearl flourish.  I enjoyed this one and it has turned out just like the picture in my head - not always the case :)

Copic Colours used were:  BV000, C1, G40, G43.

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