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Monday, 20 October 2014

May with Cupcake - Crafting from the Heart Challenge 41

 Good morning folks.  Hope you are all well.

This was originally a post for the Crafting from the Heart Challenge but due to unforeseen circumstances the challenge had been closed .
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Digi stamp May with Cupcake from Angie's Digi Stamps
Copic markers - Skin = E02 | E00 | E01
                           Hair = E50 | E21 | E31
                           Dress = R83 | R85 | R89
                           Boots etc = E74 | E77 | E79 | YR24
7" blank white card base
red | pink and green co ordinations card
Sue Wilsons dies - flowers and leaves.
Spellbinders round and deckled round dies
Tonic square deckled edge dies
6x6 embossilicious folder
antique linen distress ink

  1. I printed out my image in draft quality, left it overnight to ensure it was fully dry.  I then scanned it to direct cut on my BSC and then cut it out.
  2. I coloured it in using the above listed copic markers.  I also played a little with my spectrum noir pencils on the dress only.
  3. My base card is a 7x7 square card.  I cut a piece of white card 6.5"x6.5" and pricked around the edges in true Sue Wilson style.
  4. My red card is a 6x6 piece of co ordinations. I then cut another piece of white card out using my tonic square deckled edge dies and ran that through a 6x6 square embossilicious embossing folder.
  5. I inked around the edges with antique linen distress inks.
  6. I typed my verse in word, printed that out and die cut using a basic round die.  I have matted that onto a piece of the red co ordinations card.  I have also inked around the edge of my verse again in antique linen distress ink.
  7. To finish I cut my flowerrs and leaves using green and pink co ordinations and sue wilsons dies.
  8. I finished off with some pearls from my stash.
May is such a sweet image to use and is ideal for any age.  She was lovely to colour in.

Thank you for stopping by. See you again I hope and do take care

Monday, 6 October 2014

Christmas Bear-Crafting from the Heart Challenge

Good morning all.  Monday morning really does come around quick.
According to my Slimming World leader there are 12 weeks to Christmas, bet you didn't want to hear that did you!  Mind you as crafters I am sure all of you have started your Christmas cards or are thinking about it.
Well Monday also means the start of a new challenge at Crafting from the Heart and our sponsors this week are:
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A5 plain white card blank
purple card
white card
wow powders in purple
Christmas alphabet stamp from Dimensions
Spectrum Pencils
card candi
parcel stamp
versafine ink
  1. I printed my digi image onto copic blending card in draft quality, heat set it and left it overnight.
  2. I then coloured my image in with spectrum pencils and blending solution.
  3. starting with my A5 blank white card I matted a piece of purple card followed by a piece of white card which I had stamped and embossed with a parcel stamp and purple wow embossing powder.
  4. I stamped out my 'M' and 'C' again using purple wow embossing powders and fussy cut them out.  I also fussy cut my image out and shaped it.
  5. My 'M' and 'C' plus the 'erry' and 'hristmas' is from the Christmas dimensions alphabet stamps.
  6. Finally I placed all my items onto my card.
Why not pop over to our sponsors website and check out their digi stamps. Just follow the links above.
If you want to see more ideas do pop over to the blog at Crafting from the Heart to see what the rest of our design team have created and don't forget to join in the fun and enter your own creation.
Can I also say that we have a Facebook page, where there is other ' just for fun' challenges, so if you are not already a member of the group, I urge you to pop over and join us.
The winners and Top 3 from the last challenge can be found here.
Thank you for stopping by. See you again I hope and do take care