Friday, June 29, 2012

Patties Creations Challenge - RED, WHITE and BLUE

It's time for another challenge at Patties Creations Challenge.  Challenge #47  is such a super challenge with the theme RED, WHITE AND BLUE.  As I have Dutch roots (my mom), and Pattie has this gorgeous  image in her store called Wooden Shoes with Tulips, I decided to do the Dutch red, white and blue colours. You know I love to try out different card folds, so when I saw another card made up with a unique fold, of course I had to try it out. And, what's more the template is on a Dutch card making site!! Now howz that for all coming together!! If you want to see the template ('trapjeskaart') take a look HERE. My first attempt was a bit of a mess, but my second attempt folded much neater. I coloured the image with my Spectrum Noire pens and added a few highlights with a white gel pen. The words were created on my 'puter, flowers created with 2 punches, and a normal doily added as a decoration behind the image. I'm very happy with the way the card turned out.

The challenge starts today, and ends in 2 weeks time, so hurry on over to the Patties Creations Challeng BLOG and enter your card under Mr Linky! Remember, you MUST use a digistamp, and if you use one of Pattie's stamps, you put yourself in line to win the special prize!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

DS4J Challenge #44

Team "B" of Digistamps4Joy is showing off their cards today for challenge #44 with the theme "Bride of yester year" and we want you to make an ANNIVERSARY CARD WITH A VINTAGE LOOK.
DS4J has some beautiful images for weddings and so I chose two images (Bella Bridesmaid and Ring bearer) and merged them together before printing, using the .png file versions which have a clear background. It worked like a charm! I coloured them in with Copics and Spectrum Noire and added a little white gel pen lines and clear glitter glue.
Don't forget you must use a digistamp to enter the challenge, and if you use a DS4J stamp you will go into the draw for the amazing $10 prize from the DS4J store, so head on over to our BLOG and enter your card in Mr Linky.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Digistamps4Joy New Releases 17th June

Digistamps4Joy has released 12 gorgeous new images into their SHOP. Here is the card I made with one of the new releases called "Little Ms Liberty", which is perfect for celebrating 4th July in the USA. That funny blue wavy pattern behind her head is actually holographic paper which is impossible to photograph, yet looks super on the card!!
Please pop over to the DS4J BLOG to see a preview of all the releases, as the post goes live at 8am CAT today.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Patties Creations Challenge #46 - Monochrome

I always find making a monochrome coloured card a challenge for 'me', yet the card I made this time for  Patties Creations Challenge #46 with the theme MONOCHROME CARD, was actually fun and quite easy to put together. I used this gorgeous new image from Patties STORE called Cuddles Rocking Horse, and my thought was that these two seem such good friends, so instead of making a baby themed card, I typed out a sentiment to do with friends. I chose the colour brown and used all the different shades of brown from very light to very dark. The cute image was coloured in with my Spectrum Noire and Copic pens, and highlights produced with a white gel pen.
The challenge starts today, and ends in 2 weeks time, so hurry on over to the BLOG and enter your card under Mr Linky! Remember, you MUST use a digistamp, and if you use one of Pattie's stamps, you will win a special prize!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My project for Digistamps4Joy Challenge #43

You've seen the first set of DT project, and today we will show you the second set of projects these ladies created for challenge # 43 with the theme "June Bride - anything but a greeting card".
At first I thought urgh this is difficult, but then I started to think of all the little things we had to make for my daughters' wedding, and the creative juices flowed! One area of a wedding that is often neglected is the ablution room, and what better than to perk it up with a tissue box cover! So easy to make, yet so effective. Don't forget you must use a digistamp to enter the challenge, and if you use a DS4J stamp you will go into the draw for the $6 prize!
I  bought one of those little square tissue boxes, covered the base with a sheet of 12x12 scrapbooking paper cut into two strips and glued together, added some gorgeous vintage braid I had in my stash, and added a few pink pearls.
The image is called "Bridal Couture" and can be found in my shop at Digistamps4Joy.  As the dress is white I had very little colouring in to do, so edged all the lines with a light grey Spectrum Noire pen to give depth to the folds of the dress. The requisite bling was of course added to the veil. The top of the box was cut out of plain silver cardstock, a hole cut in the top and edged with the braid, and VOILA  .... a tissue box fit for the queen of the day! (Well actually, it's in my home now!)

Don't forget there are some super prizes for winners in the DS4J challenge, so head on over to our BLOG and enter your card in Mr Linky.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Outlawz challenge - My Protea

I was asked to make a card for the boss who was ill, and this Protea image from Digistamps4Joy is perfect for her! I coloured it in with my watercolour pencils, added a little bling, lots of other embellishments, and then decided it fits in perfectly for the current Outlawz challenge Paper a la Mode challenge, so have entered it there.
Update 10th June 2012: My card was featured on the Outlawz site!

Digistamps4Joy Challenge # 43 is active!

The winners of the Digistamps4Joy Challenge #42 (Cute as a button) challenge have been announced on the DS4J BLOG - congratulations ladies, we received some stunning entries!

Now for challenge # 43 with the theme "June Bride - anything but a greeting card". Because there were so many stunning DT projects, we decided to split up the post into two separate posts, so this week half the team will be showing their projects, and next Wednesday 13th, the other half of the team will show their projects! You will just have to come back here next week to see mine! IN THE MEANTIME, head on over to the DS4J BLOG and see the challenge and this weeks' projects! Amazing and creative, that's all I can say!  Don't forget you must use a digistamp to enter the challenge, and if you use a DS4J stamp you will go into the draw for the $6 prize!

Friday, June 01, 2012

Dad's Western Boots

The current challenge at Patties Creations Challenge, starting today and ending 15th June, is perfect if you are celebrating Father's Day in June. All you need to do is make sure your card has a masculine feel to is, and is targeted at DAD.

 Here is my card, made up with the Western Boots image available here. This was such a fun image to colour, and I used a combination of Copics and Spectrum Noire pens, together with my trusty white gel pen. The card is a middle-stepper card which I think is much easier to make than a side-stepper, but that's just my opinion of course. I added some punched flowers, a die-cut fence, and a little twine hopefully wrapped to look like a lasoo. So whatever cowboys says .... heehaa, yahoo (no that's a search engine!), yeehah or giddyup, here's my card for one lucky man on Father's Day (one of my son-in-laws!)


DO pop into Patties SHOP, as she has some gorgeous new new images there. When you've made your card, head on over to her BLOG and enter it under Mr Linky to put yourself in the winning line! The challenge closes on the 15th June.