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Grew up in the era of make and mend so have always been crafty. Love trying new things and in particularly love Art and Crafts. My favourite techniques are colouring with different mediums and altered art. Always happy to try new things.

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COPYRIGHT NOTICE Please take a look at my work, you are more than welcome to take inspiration from designs but please do not copy any of my cards or use any of the ideas as your own.


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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

CREATIVE CARD CREW CHALLENGE

Today's challenge over at Creative Card Crew is Sponsored by Simon Says and the theme of the week is
GOTHIC.

For this challenge I have used a digi stamp I had from the Stitchy Bear and I did it Creations Crafting Boutique.  If you would like to check out their digi's click here.


Techniques:

Medium:

Copics and Prisma pencils
Fine liner pen - for border
Glitter pen - for veil
Silver calligraphy pen - for border

Papers:

Patterned - Quixotic Paperie
Plain - Crafters Companion
Dies used:

Magnolia - swirl
Embellishments:

Faux brads (QVC)
Corner peel off

Best wishes,
Thank you for looking, please take a look at the other DT blogs for more inspiration.
Challenges I'm entering
Wildorchid - anything goes


DIGITAL TUESDAY BLOG HOP


Welcome to our first ever Digital Tuesday blog hop! We are celebrating our 100th challenge this week with a special "CELEBRATIONS" challenge and lots of prizes.

If you have came here from SANDY'S blog, you are on the right track, but if not you will want to start at the beginning of the hop at LORA'S blog

Each DT member is featuring one of our fab sponsors with a prize from that sponsor. To win these prizes, all you have to do is leave a comment on each of the design team members blogs.

There is also a big prize on the challenge blog which in order to win you must enter the challenge as you normaly would (remember you can use any digital element, it doesn't have to be a digital image) and then collect all the "special" letters from the DT blogs and follow the instructions on the Digital Tuesday challenge blog when you reach the end of the hop.


My sponsor is Dewdrop Craftz  and they are very generously offering 2 digi's - winner's choice.

My choice of digi stamp from Dew Drop Craftz is called Toyko girl and I really enjoyed colouring her.  Dont forget to check out their other digi's!



 

Techniques:
Medium:  Copics and Prisma pencils
Papers:   Paper pack - Quixotic Paperie, Plain Cardstock - Crafters Companion
Embellishments: Flat back clear gems


The letter you need from me is  N

And the next stop on the hop is   SHELLY

Thanks for joining us for our 100th challenge blog hop and please remember to leave a comment on every blog along the way for a chance to win the prizes!!

Good Luck and best wishes,

BILDMALARNAS

Card One

I am delighted to be able to work with these wonderful stamps this month as a Guest Designer.  I have used the same stamp in two different ways to show the versatility of these stamps.

For this one I have used  rich colours and have chosen design papers that compliment the colours of the image.

Also I have used  different techniques on this sample and my second sample.

I have used a Spellbinders die to cut and emboss the image and then distressed with black ink.
I also used some small dies to create these flowers.


Techniques:

Medium:

Copics and Prisma pencils
Distressing Ink
Spray Glitter


Papers:

Pattern papers (Quixotic Paperie)
Plain (Crafters Companion)

Punches:

Leaf punches x 2
Dies used:

Marianne dies - flourishes, flowers and butterfly



Templates:

Bazzill Jewel - for creating the gem flourishes

Embellishments:

Black crystal gems

Card 2
As you can see this sample is very different from the first sample.  On this one I have used a softer pastel colours with a red as an accent colour.
The style of the card is clean and simple - straight lines and clean cut style.  The only equipment used for this sample was a guillotine.
I have added more embellishments to this card which gives balance to the design.
Techniques:
Medium:
Copics and Prisma pencils
Punch:
Butterfly
Embellishments:
Paper flowers  (Wildorchid)
Metal charm  (Quixotic Paperie)
Faux brads (QVC)

Thank you to Bildmalarnas for this chance to join their team as a Guest Designer.  I hope I have managed to inspire and express how much I enjoy working with these stamps!
Best wishes,


Challenges I'm entering this into

Creative Cottage - fabulous florals

Delightful Sketches - get punchie

Flutter by Wednesdays - open - add butterfly .....

Pixie Cottage - sketch and/or something cute

Trulyscrumptious - swirls and pearls

Wags n Whiskers - punches

Crafty sentiments - spring

Simply Create - power of flowers

Allsorts - home made flowers

Bildmalarna usa - use a bildmalarna stamp

NEW DIGI'S FROM SUGAR NELLIES


Like a lot of crafters out there, I was waiting for the new release of Simply Adorable and I've got to say this one is my absolute favourite.

It didn't matter how tired I felt I just had to push through it!

I decided to go for Monochrome plus one other colour and since the colouring of the image is quite dramatic I went quite simply with just the black and white backing papers.

I will just add that I did dry emboss a square frame but unfortunately most of it has been lost under the other embellishments.




Techniques:

Medium:

Copics, Prisma (added to face) and Polychromos (hair and shading)
Gouache - highlights
Fine liner pen - borders
Black soot distressing ink for leaves
Glitter spray and varnish (Crafters Companion)

Papers:

Co-ordinates black texture and Neenah cardstock (white) (Crafters Companion)


Embossing folders

Mandella board - dry embossing

Dies used:

Cuttlebug - leaf
Magnolia - doily flowers and flourish
Marianne - decorative corner

Embellishments:

Faux brads (QVC)


Best wishes,

Challenges I'm entering this into



Crafty Our Passion - girly girl

Lexis Creations - flowers

Stamps R Us - for the girls

The Shabby Tea room - red, black and white

Wildorchid - anything goes

Corrosive - distressing

Stamptacular Sunday - frame