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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Dilly Beans Designers & Friday Challenges

This week at Dilly Beans Designers the theme is 'In Stitches".  Never added stitches to a card before, usually keep my needlework and papercafting apart.  The card has 3d butterflies and a frame of perforated paper which I have embroidered with cross stitch and blanket stitch.  I used double mounting tape as I wanted the frame to be as high if not higher than the butterflies.

Front of Card

Close up


Thought I would have a bit of fun with the 'Shamrocks' image by Crafting with Jack.  One of the reasons I like digital images so much is that I can incorporate them in hybrid projects and digital projects, alter sizing etc.  But I also like to create cutting files (svg) for my Ecraft.  I changed the Shamrocks image into a png file and then into svg for cutting.  Used a card stock with a different pattern on each side, and originally I wanted to use the green side, but when I flipped it over, I really liked the red side. Cut out twice, stuck one image to the card and the other image I molded and shaped a bit and then mounted on 3d tape. I did not stick down the top layer stems as I wanted some movement and shadows to the card.  Some pretty circles for centres and some ribbon coloured with Copic.
This has been a really versatile image for me, the first time I used it, I incorporated into a digital scene.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Crafters Cafe Challenge No 1

This challenge caught my eye because of the colours involved.  Crafters Cafe have a challenge where you have to use, pink, red and purple.  I have made an easel card, found some purple paper and flowers in pink, red and purple, some I made, some I bought and the little red ones I coloured in red with Copic.  The little girl is an image I coloured about a year ago with pencils.  It is called 'Dressing up Vintage'. but I have had it so long I don't remember where I got it from.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Dilly Beans Designers & Friday Challenges

Theme at Dilly Beans this week is RED.  I created a little fish bowl in PSE and cut it out on my Ecraft.  Picked up a cute little mermaid from the Dilly Beans shop and gave her a red hairdo.  Added some glitter to her hair and scales.  Pearls of course for her jewels.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


A very pretty image from 'A Day for Daisies' called 'Dressed for Show" is the image I have used for this card.  I coloured the girls clothing and hair with pencils and blended with babyoil.  Their skin was coloured with chalk, as I wanted them to look delicate. Then started looking through my paper stash to see what I could mount them on, I was really lucky when I came across this green and purple paper, the flowers and wings are purple foil, but that isn't showing up in the picture, by stratigically placing the girls on the paper I created two fairies, sitting on flowers getting ready for Cinderella's Ball. 

Friday, February 17, 2012


3rd Card for Challenge 12 is an image of a champagne/cocktail glass by Shelly's Images.  I coloured glass with Copics, then mounted on some contrasting card,added a ribbon and  printed Congatulations in Cocktail Bubbly font, thought that sounded right for the image.  There are bubbles in the glass as well, but not sure they show up on the computer too well.


My second card for this fortnights challenge is using two images from Crafting with Jack, 'Happy St Pat's Day' and 'Shamrock'.  I also included Nells Cottage from Becksplace and a wall and Leprechaun, which I think I got from Dover publications.  I have begun using a different paper for Copic pens and I am trying different methods.  I used PSE to create the little scene of the Cottage, wall, leprrechaun and the Happy St Pats design, then I added the Shamrock design either side of the wall.  I used Copics to colour the Crafting with Jacks designs.  Naturally it had to be a green card, and then hunted through the garden and found some clover, dried a clover leaf and stuck that inside, where there is room to write an Irish blessing

 thank goodness for modern technology, I have a microwave flower press


Hard to believe that we are up to challenge 12 at CDAC.  Some great images this fortnight.  The theme was Green, Great  and Gorgeous.  For my first card I used two of the images, the first image is called "Nolan and the Bullfrog" by "Fred She Said", I also added the coloured image of  " Hang in There" by "Georgia Ehrmann" (had a little bit of fun with this image also)  Nolan was coloured with Copics, added some card and ribbon and made a trifold card.  Check out the pics below.

Front of Card

2nd Page
3rd Page (had a bit of fun hanging him of the word

Monday, February 13, 2012

Retr0 Designing Kit "Sweetness and Light"

Here is a layout I did for the Brownie Flip Challenge, original layout was by momof5 called gift.  I have used Retro Designings gorgeous Sweetness and Light Kit, to keep with the tranquil feel of the photo.  

Deviant Scrap February ATC Swap

I love doing these swaps each month, sometimes we swap by emails but a lot of the time we use snail mail and I love receiving these cute little cards from around the world.  This is the one I have made for February, theme was, of course, love.  The little image was on our Wedding Invitations 40 years ago, I think I have always been into cutesy, lol.

Dilly Beans Designers & Friday Challenges - Love is in the Air

Another Friday challenge at Dilly beans, I have used an image from Dilly Beans called Framed - Zombie Hearts.  Coloured with Copic, added some cute heart shaped pupils and some glitter to those red hearts.  Then open the card and you have a pop up flower for your Valentine.

Poisioned Peas 1st Challenge - Freestyle

Came upon this challenge by chance, one card a month, I can fit that in, so here is my February entry. Had so much fun doing this card, I love everything steampunk and thought I would use an image from Anjies Antics called Roseheart.  Coloured image with Copic and then stuck on a number of tiny cogs and a clock face, amazing how many old watches we have at home.  Mounted on some patterned paper.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


The third image I have used is from Lauretta's Digital Stamps.  Perfect for my updated Recipe book I am slowly getting through.  I have put it on a page for an Iced Coffee Syrup that I make.  If you like Iced Coffee, give this recipe a try.  Yummy!!!!


2nd card for the 11th challenge is a scene with a little house on a hill from Whimsy and Star Studios.  Coloured with Copic, I have added an image of Dorothy and Toto from the net.


Hard to believe we are up to Challenge number 11 at CDAC, my first card is using a cute little bear by Sew Many Cards.  I have coloured the bear with pencils.  Heart card template is from Wendy Designs at Brownie Scraps. Think I will add a red bow to the red ribbon.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Dilly Beans Designers & Friday Challenges

This weeks challenge at Dilly Beans is 'Zombie Love'.  I immediately thought of a kit from Finecrafted Designs at Deviant Scrap called Day of the Dead, I used it for a challange on Deviant Scraps and it seemed perfect for this challenge.  I printed the skeletons with the hats straight onto the card.  Coloured their clothing, printed, cut out and stuck on the card.  And as we are in the middle of renovations it is hard enough finding the computer let alone bits and pieces for craft, I found some heart ribbon and coloured with copic, printed out a title and then used some fun rub ons which show up my sense of humour.  Hope you like this very quick card, now back to cleaning.