Thursday, 13 December 2018

Craftsulove Design Team - November #3

Morning everyone 💜

Today I'm sharing the last of my Craftulove cards using the snow globe stamp and die set from Studiolight, plus some green gingham paper pad from Echo Park.  I've kept my Christmas card CAS this week by just using the stamp, die and a few gems. I hope you like it. x

Just a little note about the snowglobe set I've used, it includes a snowglobe dome and base stamp plus 3 interior stamps featuring different snowy scenes. Over the month of November I have used 2 of the scenes plus the included sentiment.  All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.



 
Here's What I Did
I added a piece of pattered paper to the front of a 4" x 4" white card blank.

I stamped the snow globe onto colouring card and coloured it with Copic pens. Glitter was added to the snow and trees, then a white pen was used for the snow flakes. When the scene was finished it was cut out.

I stamped the snow globe base section onto brown colouring card, and added a little shading with Copic pens. When the colouring was finished the base was cut it out and glued over the top of the previously stamp snow globe.

Using the snow globe die I cut out the shape using black card, then glued the coloured image on top. The topper was then added to the card front using foam pads. To complete the card 6 green gems from my own stash were added to the top and bottom of the card front.

Available from Craftsulove
Stamp & Die Set: 'Basic Clear Stamp & Die Set No 18' by Studio Light
Paper Pad: 'Christmas Gingham - Dots & Stripes' by Echo Park

My Own Stash:
4" x 4" White Card Blank, Black Card, Copic Pens, Neenah Card (Solar White & Desert Storm), Foam Pad, Double Sided Tape, Glitter, Gems, Glitter, Versafine Black Ink, White Pen

Copics: Dome - B000, B00 / Snow Globe Base & Rabbit - E31, E33, E35 / Sky - B05, B29 / Trees - YG23, YG67 / Snowman - B000, B00, R14, R37, Y17

Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a few days with another card using the sweet Studio Light Snow globe stamp set.....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

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x Janine x

Friday, 30 November 2018

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration - November Week #5

Hi guys 💜

Today I'm sharing another of the fabulous fairy's available in the Whimsy store. This beautiful rubber stamp is called 'Snowflake Wishes Fairy' and is part of this month's new release. I just love working with these gorgeous images, they're just so magical.



 
Here's What I Did
I trimmed down a piece of red card and attached it to the card front of a 6" x 6" white card blank.
 
The image was stamped onto colouring card and die cut into a square with a dotted edge detail. The image was then coloured using Copic pens, and silver glitter pen was added to the snowflakes and bells. Crystal glitter was added to her wings to make them sparkle and a die cut sentiment was added below her.  The topper was attached to a die cut square cut from silver glitter card and then added to the card front using foam pads. 
 
To finish the card, silver stars were punched out from silver glitter card and glued around the fairy.
 
Here's What I Used                                                    
November Release Rubber Stamp: 'Snowflake Wishes Fairy'

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Neenah Card, Copics, Double Dot Square Die (Crealies), Pearl Square (Tattered Lace), Festive Frames - Snowball (Creative Expressions), Red Card, Silver Glitter Card, Glitter, White Pen, Silver Glitter Pen, Star Punch

Copic Pens: Background: Skin - E000, E00, E11, R30 / Hair - YR0000, YR000, YR00, E13, E99 / Dress - C0, C1, C2, R17, R27 / Jacket & Gloves - R17, R27, R37, R59 / Socks - C0, C1, R17, R37 / Wings - C0 / Fur trim - W0, W1, 0

Our new facebook challenge #110  started on the 15th October, so why not come and join us when it starts. There will be a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes'. Here is the link -
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2402239159848036&type=3

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with another new digi stamp from the release....so see you then. TTFN!

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Craftsulove Design Team - November Card #2

Morning everyone 💜

Today I'm sharing the 2nd of my November Craftulove Design Team cards with you. This month's cards is again featuring the lovely snow globe stamp and die set by Studiolight plus a gorgeous chequered paper by Echo Park. For today's cards I've gone with a sort of masculine look using a grey, black and silver colour palette. I hope you like it. x

All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.



 
Here's What I Did
I covered the front of a 4" x 4" card with patterned paper, then trimmed down 3 strips of silver glitter card to create banners in varying lengths.

The snow globe was stamped onto white colouring card and a sentiment was added to the centre. The whole snow globe was then cut out by hand. The inside edge of the globe was coloured with a blue Copic pen and crystal glitter was added over the top.

The base of the globe was stamped again onto silver mirror card using Stazon ink and cut out, this was then glued into place on the glittered snow globe. The snow globe was then mounted onto black card cut out using the snow globe outer die.

To complete the card, gems were added at the top and bottom edge of the card.

Available from Craftsulove
Stamp & Die Set: 'Basic Clear Stamp & Die Set No 18' by Studio Light
Paper Pad: 'Christmas Gingham - Dots & Stripes' by Echo Park

My Own Stash:
4" x 4" White Card Blank, Silver Glitter Card, Silver Mirror Card, Foam Pad, Double Sided Tape, Glitter, Black Stazon, Versafine Black Ink, Gems, Copic Pen - B000

Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a few days with another card using the sweet Studio Light Snow globe stamp set.....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:
Color Throwdown Challenge

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x Janine x

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration - November Week #4

Hi guys 💜

Today I'd love to share some Whimsy magic with you using this little beauty. This gorgeous rubber stamp is called 'Merry Wishes' and is part of this month's new release; it's available from the Whimsy Stamps online store (see the links below).



 
Here's What I Did
I die cut a square from blue card and attached it to the front of a 6" x 6" white card blank, then embossed a piece of white card and added it directly over the top of it.
 
The image was stamped onto colouring card and die cut into a circle. The image was stamped again onto masking paper and cut out. The mask was placed over the top of the image and the background was sponged over the top with pink and blue ink. The image was coloured using Copic pens and white pen was added to the snowflakes. When everything was dry the circle was attached to the card front using foam pads.
 
To finish the card, glitter and blue pearls were added.
 
Here's What I Used                                                    
New Release Digital Stamp: 'Merry Wishes'

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Neenah Card, Copics, Double Dot Circle Die (Crealies), Doily Square (Tattered Lace), Blue Card, White Card, Glitter, Blue Pearls, White Pen, Summer Sky & Rose Blush Colour Cloud ink (Cosmic Shimmer), Scattered Holly Embossing Folder (Crafters Companion)

Copic Pens: Background: Skin - E000, E00, E11, R30 / Hair - E13, E33 / Top, Skirt, Hat & Shoes - RV000, RV00, RV02, RV13, R32 / Scarf - BG10, BG11, BG13, C1, C3 / Basket - YG03, YG17, Y06, Y08 RV02, RV13, BG11, BG13, E312, E33, E35 / Wings - Y000, Y00 /

Our new facebook challenge #110  started on the 15th October, so why not come and join us when it starts. There will be a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes'. Here is the link -
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2402239159848036&type=3

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with another new digi stamp from the release....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

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Thursday, 15 November 2018

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration and Challenge #110

Hi everyone 💜

Today is the start of a brand new Whimsy Stamps Challenge #110 over on our facebook page Whimsy Stamps  and Inspiration. The theme as always is 'Anything Goes', so it's really easy and the prize is an amazing $15 gift certificate to send in the store.. This challenge is open until 12th December and you can enter on our facebook page here. To enter simply upload your entry into the folder named November Challenge #110. Your entry MUST include a Whimsy stamp, dies or papers to join in with us. If you aren't already a member of our facebook group, simply press the Join button, we'd so love to see your creations.

Haven't got a Whimsy image......no problems. Whimsy have some freebie images and papers that you can download and play with, here's the link to the digital freebie page. So what are you waiting for?  There are a few do's and don'ts on our Challenge Blog, plus information on where to upload your projects. If you have any problems you can either - leave me a comment here with your email address, or email me, or message me on our facebook page.

Usually the Design Team and myself create a new card/project to inspire you, but this month we are sharing one of our favourites card or stamps from 2018. So myself and all the girls will be adding our cards to the folder over the course of the challenge. So for my card this week and for this challenge I am re-sharing a card I made originally in July. I just love this little digi stamps by the lovely Crissy Armstrong. I was so chuffed with myself when I managed to colour the fireside glow, that I was glowing too. :) I hope you like it...again. x

All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.




Here's What I Did
I trimmed a piece of green card to 6½" x 6½" and a piece of navy card to 6¼" x 6¼" and attached them to the card front. Using my graphics software (I used MS PowerPoint) I imported my digital paper, then the sentiment which was recoloured white. The penguin stamp was imported over the top and resized accordingly. This was printed straight onto colouring card and trimmed to 6" x 6".

The penguin stamp was coloured using Copic pens, and then the completed topper was attached to the card front.

Please note - I did remove the white background from the digital stamp in a graphics program first.  However, you could achieve the same look by printing and cutting out the image, then layering it over the top of the printed out paper.

Here's What I Used
New Release Digital Stamp: Penguin Campfire
Digital Paper: Starry Night
Sentiment: Say Cheese

Other: 7" x 7" White Card Blank, Navy Blue Card, Green Card, Copic Pens, Neenah Colouring Card, PowerPoint; Printer, Serif CraftArtist

Copics: Penguin - C1, C3, C5, BV29, W0, W1, Y02, Y08, Y17 / Penguin Glow - Y00, YR00 /  Fire - Y000, Y00, YR07, YR15 / Jacket - YG01, YG03, YG17 / Logs - E31, E33, E35, E37, Y00, Y08, YR00 / Stones - W1, W3, W5, Y00, Y02, YR00 / Marshmallow - RV10, RV28, Y00 / Stick - E33, E37, Y00, Y02

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a day or two with more crafty inspiration for you.  Byeeeee!
 
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x Janine x

Craftsulove Design Team - November Card #1

Morning everyone 💜

Today I'm sharing my November Craftulove Design Team card with you. This month's cards are featuring a lovely snow globe stamp and die set by Studiolight (which is small but cute) and a pretty patterned Christmas paper pad by Echo Park. For my card today I have combined everything with gold mirror card and gold embossing power to make everything pop. I hope you like it. x

All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.



 
Here's What I Did
I added a piece of red card 5½" x 5½" to the front of a 6" x 6" Kraft card blank. Next I trimmed down a piece of red patterned paper to 5¼" x 5¼", then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in gold embossing power and attached to the card front.

A circle was die cut from a piece of red card and glued on top of a scalloped circle cut from gold mirror card, both were then added to the card front using foam pads. Using a hand punch 6 small circle were cut from gold mirror card and added to the circle on opposite sides, then 3 larger circles were punch out from the same card, and also added to the card front at the top left.

The snow globe was stamped on to Desert Storm Neenah card and die cut, then coloured with pencils. When the colouring was completed I added white pen to the falling snow and a little glitter. Clear varnish was added to the globe area to make it shine, when it was dry the snow globe was added to the circle using foam pads.

Available from Craftsulove
Stamp & Die Set: 'Basic Clear Stamp & Die Set No 18' by Studio Light
Paper Pad: 'Christmas Gingham - Dots & Stripes' by Echo Park
Other: Clear Varnish Lacquer by Cosmic Shimmer
Dies:  Scalloped Circle Layering Dies by Tonic

My Own Stash:
6" x 6" Kraft Card Blank, Red Card, Gold Mirror Card, Caran D'ache Pencils, Paper Punch (Large & Small), Gold embossing Powder, Foam Pad, Double Sided Tape, Glitter, Versamark ink, Versafine Black Ink

Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a few days with another card using the sweet Studio Light Snow globe stamp set.....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

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x Janine x

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Whimsy Stamps - November New Release #2

Hi guys 💜

Today I'm sharing some November Whimsy Stamps inspiration with you. So for this week's card I've used a sweet little digi image called 'Snowy' and a beautiful digi paper is from a collection called 'Christmas Roses & Snowflakes'. Both the gorgeous digi stamp and the paper are part of this month's new release, and is available from the digital section (see the links below).
 
 

 
Here's What I Did
First I inserted the beautiful 6" x 6" digital paper into my graphics package and printed it directly onto smooth printer paper, then trimmed it to size and attached it to my card front.
 
The digital image was also inserted into my graphics program, resized and printed directly onto colouring cardstock, then coloured with Copic pens. I added a glitter to give it a little sparkle.  I die cut the image into a rectangle and mounted it onto some dark blue card, then added it to the centre of the card front. To finish my card I added a die cut snowflake, snowman and a gem. 
 
Here's What I Used                                                    
New Release Digital Stamp: 'Snowy'
New Release Digital Paper: 'Christmas Roses & Snowflakes'

Other: 6" x 6" White Scalloped Card Blank, Neenah Card, Copics, Snowflakes Dies (Die-namics), Snowman die (XCut), Dark Blue Card, Silver Glitter Card, White Card, Orange Card, Brown Card, Black Card, Pink Card, Glitter, Gem, White Pen

Copic Pens: Background - B45 / Ground - BG000, BG01 / Skin - E000, E00, E02, E11, 0 / Hair - YR23, YR31, E35 / Coat & Earmuffs - RV10, RV21, RV23, RV34 / Trousers & Jacket Sleeves - B00, B02, B12, RV10, RV21, RV23 / Boots - E31, E33, E35 / Snowman - B000, C2, C3, C5, YR15

Our new facebook challenge #110  started on the 15th October, so why not come and join us when it starts. There will be a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes'.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with another new digi stamp from the release....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

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Saturday, 3 November 2018

Whimsy Stamps - November New Release #1

Hi there guys💜

Today, it's my turn to share one of the new release digi stamps from Whimsy Stamps, but instead I'm sharing two. So for my card today I've used the cutest little seals drawn by the lovely Crissy Armstrong. Aren't they sweet.

All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.



 
Here's What I Did
First I added matted my card blank with a piece of red card leaving a slim border around the edges. Using my graphics software I imported the cute seal images and printed them directly onto Neenah card. I coloured the images with Copic pens and cut them out, I also trimmed off on the bottom half of the baby seal (poor thing!).

I sketched out 3 separate icebergs (or ice mountains) onto light blue card, then sponged Tumbled Glass distressing ink over the top, then added Faded Jeans distressing ink to the edges. When the ink  was completely dry I added glitter to the very edges of the icebergs.

I cut down a piece of dark grey card to fit the card front, which I then sprayed lightly with white stain. In addition to this I also die cut a circle from light grey card and very lightly sponged Black Soot distressing ink over the top, and left them both to dry.  When dry the moon and icebergs were then glued into place on the grey card.

Next I cut a strip of pale blue vellum bigger than the width of the grey card and wrapped it across the bottom of the icebergs and secured it on back of the card, I also added a few dots of glue where I knew I was going to add the adult seal and icy hole. The grey card containing the scene was then added to the card front on top of the red card. A die cut oval cut from silver mirror card and the two seals, plus a 'Merry Christmas' sentiment were adhered to the card front to finish the scene. To complete the card, glitter was added to the hat fur of the two seals.

Here's What I Used
New Release Digital Stamp: Seal On Ice
New Release Digital Stamp: Seal In Water

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Neenah Card, Red Card, Blue Vellum, Silver Mirror Card, Dark Grey Card, Light Grey Card, Light Blue Card, Distressing inks (Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Black Soot), Distress Ink Spray Stain (Picket Fence), Glitter, Merry Christmas Die (Die'sire), White Pen

Copics: Seals - C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, 100 / Scarf & Hat - R17, R27, R37, ,R59, W1, W3 / Present - B05, B12, R17, R27, R37, R59

Our new facebook challenge #110  started on the 15th October, and there's still loads of time to enter, so come and grab something Whimsy and join in with us. There will be a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes'.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with another new digi stamp from the release....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:
Simon Says Stamp - https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

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x Janine x

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Craftsulove Design Team - October Card #3

Morning everyone 💜

Today I'm sharing the last of my October Craftulove Design Team cards with you using the beautiful stamp set from Julie Hickey called 'Garden Treasures'. I loved making this card, and it was so easy to create, so check out how what I did below. x

All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.

 
Here's What I Did
I have been asked by several crafters on Facebook if I would  create a tutorial on how I created the autumnal panel for my 5" x 7" card seen above, so here is it. Could I please point out that the tutorial pictures are not identical to the finished card above, as I photographed this tutorial after I made it.

1. First cut a strip of white card 2¼" x 7" and apply Mustard Seed distress ink as shown in the picture below.


2. Next apply Spiced Marmalade distress ink, see picture below.


3. Reapply Mustard Seed, then a little more Spiced Marmalade and blend together.
 

4. Then add Fired Brick distressing ink in random area over the top of the other inks, see below.


5. Start to blend the colours together. First reapply the Mustard Seed, then the Spiced Marmalade, and finally the Fired Brick. Keep repeating this process until you are happy with the result. Don't worry if it looks a bit splodgey, just keep going. This is how mine turned out, see below. 


6. Using your fingers, flick water over the panel and leave for a minutes or two and blot with kitchen paper. To add finer flicks of water use either an old toothbrush, a paint brush or a splatter brush (I used a Tim Holtz one), and blot off again. Leave the panel to dry for a few minutes.


 7. Using a Nuvo Gold Midas pen flick the gold mica ink over the panel to add some shimmer, and leave to dry (this is optional).


8. Stamp the flowers and leaves in varying height using Versamark black ink (take care not to smudge it), and leave to dry.
9. Add Black Soot distress ink around the edges of the panel to frame it.

10. To make the flowers and leaves 'pop' add detail to them using a white pen.

11. Mount the finished panel onto a piece of black card.

12. Stamp the sentiment towards the bottom section of the card front, and add to the panel.

13. To complete the card add a few gems near to the sentiment.


Available from Craftsulove
Stamp Set: 'Garden Treasures' by Julie Hickey Designs
Tonic Nuvo: Aqua Shimmer Pen - Gold Midas Pen

My Own Stash:
5" x 7" White Card Blank, Sheena Douglas White Card, Distress Inks (Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Black Soot), Black Card, Sakura White Pen, Versamark Black Ink, Water, Gems, Double Sided Tape

Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a few days with another card using the Julie Hickey Design stamp set....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

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x Janine x

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Craftsulove Design Team - October Card #2

Morning everyone 💜
Today I'm sharing another of my October Craftulove Design Team card with you. For my card today I'm again using Julie Hickey's new stamp set called 'Garden Treasures' . The stamps are so pretty and stamp beautifully.

All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.



 
Here's What I Did
I trimmed down a piece of blue card to 5¾" x 5¾", a piece of white card to 5" x 5" then die cut a scalloped circle from blue card and a plain circle from white card.

I covered the front of the card blank with the blue card leaving a slim boarder around the edge. Next I stamped the fern leaves in blue and green ink randomly around the white piece of card, using 3rd generation stamping ---- meaning I stamped off twice onto a piece of scrap paper, then onto the white card to give a softer look.

I stamped the same ferns in blue and green ink around the circle, then stamped then again but this time with 2nd generation ink ---- meaning I stamped off once onto a piece of scrap paper, then onto the circle to give a softer look. I stamped the sentiment in black in.

I die cut a circle from a double sided adhesive sheet, then peeled off a small section of the backing paper and attached it to the circle, then carefully peeled off the front of the adhesive sheet and applied glitter over the top. After I burnished the glitter to rid it of any loose bits, I added it to the blue scalloped circle and adhered it to the card front using foam pads.

To complete the card I added 3 x 5mm pearls to the bottom of the card.

Available from Craftsulove
Stamp Set: 'Garden Treasures' by Julie Hickey Designs
Tonic: Scalloped Circle Layer

My Own Stash:
6" x 6" White Card Blank, Blue Card, White Card, Oxide Inks (Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean), Versafine Black Ink, Circle Dies, Pearls, Foam Pad, Double Sided Adhesive Sheet, Glitter, Double Sided Tape

Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a few days with another card using the Julie Hickey Design stamp set....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

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x Janine x