Stand up to cancer

Stand up to cancer

Hi everyone. Something a bit different today and a new technique for me mixing sewing and digital crafting. In the UK there was a stand up to cancer fundraiser on tv last night so I decided to make a top with a Think Pink theme to wear yesterday and try and get as many people to watch as I could!

Since I’m a self- taught fairly new sewer it was slightly nerve wracking making something to wear to work! I made up the pattern for the top using tutorials on circle tops see my pinterest if you’re interested).

I used my serger for the edges. I used my Krista Smith digi together with Craft artist for the design and then printed it out onto transfer paper and ironed it on.

I used various techniques to colour my digi using Craft Artist and a couple of finishing toushes with Promarkers! It took ages but I enjoyed it and I’m happy with the result.

Hopefully I’ve encouraged some more people to donate to Cancer Research.
I would like to enter the following challenges

Jellypark Challenges – Pink and anything but a Card
Craft My Life– anything but card/layouts  and always “Show what can you create”

Lawnscaping – Try a New Technique

Having a sketchy Sunday!

Having a sketchy Sunday!

Hi everyone! I wanted to use another sketch today- I find they help me when I’m in a rut or mojoless. This time I used sketch and stash- a great combination for a challenge as it also helped me to use up some scraps I have created recently. I have been playing with my new Daydream digikit in craft artist 2 and a lot of the papers I made are therefore teal and pink- I love this colour combo. Hence some matching scraps and I just designed a couple of things to finish off using the same colour scheme.
I’ve used pearlescent papers for printing and it was tough to get good photos today.

I used tumbled glass distress ink around the edges of my card- hopefully it was ok to mat with black card for the colour challenge- I had more scraps I wanted to use up and thought you wouldn’t mind as it is neutral!!

I decided to stay simple with my embellishments as there were quite a few layers- some pearls coloured pink on some of the flowers in my patterned paper and 3 of my flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. It was really difficult to resist adding more flowers but I thought it would look too much!

 The sentiment isn’t showing too well but it is happy birthday.

I coloured my Saturated Canary digi with promarkers- my first attempt at black hair.

I decorated the inside with a kaleidoscope paper I had created.
I would like to enter the following challenges
Wild Orchid Challenge – Anything Goes 
Squigglefly – Teal, Pink, White


Think pink

Think pink

I wanted to make some cards to make some money for cancer charities this month. Krista Smith kindly created the digi I am using- as ever it is beautiful and I only hope I do it justice with my cards.
I decided to use the colours from the colour Q challenge and to go with a think pink theme for a birthday card.

This is my card

I love this layout which is from the graphicat challenge (see end of post). I made my digital papers using Craft Artist so I could colour match them for the colour Q challenge. I used spun sugar distress ink on the edge of the card and black pearlescent ink around the edges of the pink layers. I made the pink patterned paper using blended spun sugar ink on pearlescent paper and then a damask stamp with slightly darker pink ink. I used some pearls coloured black to embellish.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I then used pink pearlescent ink to do some highlighting on the image and paper.

I decorated the inside of the card to match.
I would like to enter the following challenges

Celebrate the Occasion – Breast Cancer Awareness
Dream Valley Challenges – Go Pink (BCA)
The Cutie Pie ChallengeUse a Digi  
Cupcake CraftPink
Flourishes – Think Pink
Love to Create Thinking of You
Songbird ChallengesGirls just wanna have Fun 
Graphicat Sketches – Sketch

ColourQ – Colour challenge

No shrinking violet!

No shrinking violet!

Going for a Summery feel with this card with some nice bright colours to cheer the day up. I made the digital papers using Craft Artist.

The digi is another beauty from Saturated Canary coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.

I made matching paper for the inside.

 I would like to enter the following challenges
Daisy doodles creative challenges- Here Comes The Sun!
Bearly mine challenges- girly birthday card
Divas by design- anything goes

May the force be with you

May the force be with you

I’ve been very busy making lots of good luck cards. This is the first batch! I decided to go for simple monochrome. I used a Krista Smith digi in blue and made the papers with Craft artist. I used punches to make the card asymetric and for added decoration.
Here is one blue card in detail. Stereotypically the blue is for the boys!!

 This is the inside

These are the rest of the blue batch!

An example of a pink girly one!

The inside

And the rest of the pink batch

I’ve put this on the back!

I’d like to enter the following challenges

Flourishes –  pink-a-licious
Divas by Design – for boys
Paper Take Weekly – Cute Cute Cute
Crafts and Me – punches and diecuts
Stampin’ Royalty – punches
Scrapbook Sisters  off-center
Bookie door hanger

Bookie door hanger

This matches the card I posted yesterday. I used two saturated canary digis to show the bookhead in and out (at I library I’ve decided!!). I created the background to the digis using Craft Artist.
I sanded the wooden blank edges and coloured them with distress inks and then stuck on Tim Holtz dictionary pages. I then resanded the edges and coloured them with distress ink.

I coloured the digis with Pro and flexmarkers and highlighted with pearlescent ink. I used glossy accents on the eyes and lips.

I used ribbons from clothing and buttons to attach the base card.  I punched two circles of the Tim Holtz paper and attached them together with foam pads with the writing facing inwards. I made the heart paper using Craft Artist.

 This is the other side.

I made the flowers and leaves using punches and then coloured and added gems in the centre.

It took me a long time but I love the end result.
I would like to enter the following challenges

Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days – Die Cuts and/or Punches
Lily Pad – Flower Challenge
4 Crafty ChicksFlowers
Crafty Purple Frog – Let’s get distressed
Craft Us Crazy Anything but a card and/or altered item
Just Keep on Creating – anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge anything goes/ Easter
Flower power

Flower power

Another Saturated Canary digi for this one. Once again I made the backing paper using Craft Artist which means I’m still shopping my stash for most of my cards!!

I coloured the digi with Promarkers, used pearlescent ink to highlight and glossy accents on the eyes, lips and wings. Lots of photos again to capture the shimmer.

I dabbed pink pearlescent ink around the edges of the card using a sponge.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge –Spring Is In The Air
Digital Tuesday – include a digital element – Use Your Stash
Divas by Design – wings
Crafty Purple FrogFlower power
Cute Card ThursdayFlower power
Poodles Parlour – Mothers’ Day / Female Card
Fairy Tale – Spring
Guylou’s Inimitability -Girlie, Girlie
Sexy valentine!

Sexy valentine!

This is my valentines card for hubby!

This is my first Saturated Canary digi and I love how she turned out! I used my computer to put her on a background that lookes like a room and colour matched to the papers I was using. I coloured using Promarkers and then used some pearlescent ink to paint highlights. I took tons of pictures as she looks so different depending on the angle!

The middle heart is a circuit board covered with pearlescent ink and crackle paint and a couple of Me To You brads.

I used glitter and pearlescent ink around the edge of the card.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Crafts and me challenges- new images
I love promarkers- love is in the air
Digistamps 4 joy- do it with love
The paper shelter- be my valentine
Whimsy inspires- love theme
Sassy Cheryls challenge- be my valentine
Tuesday taggers- True love
Tuesday throwdown- be my valentine
Craftdoor magazine- valentine’s for a male NO PINK
Cards for men- valentine’s day/ love
Lexis creations- love
Kaboodle doodles- where the boys are
Divas by design challenge- love is in the air