Challenge #26 on Phindy's Place is ... make something cute. What fun! I could not resist the "flowertop fairy mushroom" image, so bought it, and what a super image it was to work with. So, here's my "cute" card.
Because the purple background paper I chose, came with the stunning glitter embossing (top right), I decided to keep the card very simple. The fairy was printed onto a light green paper, and the edges were stippled with purple and blue, to blend into the background of the card. I added lots of clear stickles to the wings. On the left is a piece of very wide purple ribbon, onto which I sewed some olive green organza ribbon which I gathered and scrunched up, then tacked onto the wide ribbon. Here and there I glued a few green glitter gems. And that's it! The close up of the fairy (below) shows the wing bling, and the colouring with my fluorescent gel pens, and Copics for the hair and skin (haven't quite mastered the hair technique yet, but was my first time with Copics, so be patient with me, I'll get it right soon!).
As a Design Team Member of Ivytree Studio, my latest brief was to test run the new "e-zee Scrap Printable kit" called "Wild & Free Precious Moments" - a digital, double scrapbook layout kit - now available in the Ivytree Studio store. I was asked to create the layout exactly as in the provided sketch - no fancy alterations - to enable YOU to see how easy it is to use this kit.
As I work extensively with digital products from my own Digistamps4Joy shop, I was excited to try out this digital scrapbooking kit, having never created a scrapbook page with anything other than bought papers! Bit of a long post, but worth the read if you are using this kit.
Wow, what fun I had! This is my completed double page layout.
Instructions for using the downloadable kit
Once purchased and downloaded to your computer, the kit is in a PDF file format, with 9 pages of guidelines, a good sketch photo of the completed layout, and the exact sized elements needed to complet…
is celebrating it's 100th Blog Challenge "CELEBRATION" with a Blog Hop running from 3-16 September 2014, a free digistamp, digistamps as prizes on all the blogs, and random prizes after the 17th!
The first challenge
on the brand new DS4J blog was on the 23rd February 2012, and as a big THANK YOU to
all of you, we are holding a BLOG HOP where you can win many prizes, including
more of our fabulous digistamps! We have some new releases which we are
showcasing as well as giving away previously released digis to some lucky
The Blog Hop is running from 3 Sept. 8am South African time to 1600 (4pm) on Tues.16 September.The full list of winners will be announced on Thursday 17th September on the
blog and my winner on my blog here.
You have arrived at Margy's blog in PRETORIA, South Africa!
I am the owner of Digistamps4Joy and am absolutely delighted to share in this celebration! I have been privileged to work with so man…
Woohooooo! My favourite craft is playing with paper to create 3D items, and this specific project has been the biggest challenge to date - BUT I achieved it!
I absolutely LOVE the 3D cutting files available at SVG Cuts, and when this one was made available I knew I had to try it. Funny thing is that when I started cutting all the various pieces out, I suddenly realised that the end product is going to be much much bigger in size than I envisioned! It is 41cm (front width) x 27 cm (side width) x 27 cm (height to top of chimney). There were so many pieces of shaped papers that I had to sort them out into different sleeve packets so I would not lose them. This is what my desk looked like - a HUGE mess!
After spending 20 hours putting this all together, my daughters and I created a scene with: a draped white tableclotha snowman made out of polystyrene balls (granddaughter helped with that one)a pathway made by spraying glue onto a strip of paper and sprinkling pool filter sand on ittwo tr…