30/07/2009

Pink Christmas

Posted in challenges, Rubber Stamping, Spellbinders tagged , , , , at 10:59 pm by Sue

There are so many challenges around and I love to join in as many as I can.  Here is another sketch challenge from Prairie Paper and Ink.

 

http://prairiepaperandink.typepad.com/amyr/2009/07/friday-sketch-july-2409.html

Here is Amy’s sketch.

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and here is my card

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This is one of my favourite Sarah Kay stamps and I used it a lot last  year.  It was not until I had finished colouring her with Lyra crayons that I decided to use pink card and I like it, I may make a few more pink cards for Christmas this year.

I used the pop up snowflake punch again but just cut them out instead of having them as pop up snowflakes.

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and like the last card I cut out the stamped image and put her on a cuttlebuged background.

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Sarah Kay image stamp. Cuddly Buddly sentiment stamp. Curved Rectangles Nestabilities. Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder. Lyra watercolour crayons.

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29/07/2009

Souffle Duck

Posted in challenges, Rubber Stamping, Spellbinders tagged , , , , , at 12:17 pm by Sue

Another challenge, I do like these challenges.  This one is for the Crafters Companion blog.

http://itsacrafterscompanion.blogspot.com/

Here is the sketch

There is also a theme, the card is to be for a child/teenager/young adult.  I have a friend who’s granddaughter is mad about Souffle duck so I have made a card with her in mind.

Here is my card

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I stamped and coloured Souffle with Lyra watercolour crayons.  It was impossible to cut out the string without leaving white areas, I do not like white areas so I cut off the string and label. Re-stamped the string and tag onto the orange paper used for the circle background and cut it out, glued the white tag on top ot the orange  tag.  That way when I attached him to the circle there are no white areas.  If I had not cuttlebuged the circle I could just have stamped onto the circle but I wanted the texture behind him.

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I also coloured the edge of the cuttlebugged circle with brown ink for a bit of definition.

Souffle Stamp from Crafters Companion.  Daisy Paper from Crafters  Companion Popcorn CD. Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.  Square Rhinestones from The Craft House.  Lyra Watercolour Crayons.

28/07/2009

Snowflake Santa

Posted in Rubber Stamping, Spellbinders tagged , , at 1:03 am by Sue

I love this stamp and have the wood mounted one then I saw some clear stamp sets with different size santa’s.  Here is the smallest one

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I also use a new snowflake punch I brought last week, it does not punch out the snowflake completely but makes it ‘pop-up’.  It’s great I can see me using it a lot on my Christmas cards this year.  Here are the snowflakes

 

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I punched three on the main piece of white card and then punched and cut out four more and added a little gem to the centre of each of them.

 

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I added a clear gloss to the lenses of Santa’s glasses but unfortunately the scan does not show it very well but you can see the glitter I added.  I did not want to colour Santa but did add blue to his eyes. 

The Santa Stamp is from Habico.  Curved Rectangle nestabilities. Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder.  EK Success Pop-up Snowflake.

22/07/2009

Messy Rabbit

Posted in Rubber Stamping, Spellbinders tagged , , at 2:16 pm by Sue

I had fun making this quick card, I was sorting through my stash ans found the orange gingham.  Orange is not a colour I use often but this card just popped into my head.

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I used Lyra crayons to colour Messy and I am very  pleased how my colouring is improving, I may even treat myself to a larger set of the Lyra’s soon.  I only have the starter set of 12 colours. 

 

Joanna sheen’s Messy Rabbit stamp.  Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circle, Nestabilities Circle.

14/07/2009

Owl Friends

Posted in Spellbinders tagged , , at 11:19 pm by Sue

I do love black and white and use it a lot.  I used one of the new Shabeabilities pendants from Spellbinders Fleur De Lis.  I can see me using this one a lot it’s great.  Owls are another favourite of mine and these ones look great with their googlie eyes.

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Shapeabilities – Fleur De lis.  Nestabilities –  Scalloped Circles  and Circles.   Cuttlebug Embossing Folder – Swiss Dots.

10/07/2009

Renaissance Hearts

Posted in Spellbinders tagged at 12:55 pm by Sue

I love these new Spellbinder Pendant dies and could not wait until I could order one.  The first one I have is the Renaissance Hearts, I also have the borderbilities to go with this one but not used it yet.

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This was a very quick card to make as I just had to try out these dies as soon as I got them.  I added a paper rose to the centre and a large ribbon bow to finish it off.

ShapeabilitiesRenaissance Heart pendant dies.  Pearlescent card and paper.  Ribbon and a paper rose.