woensdag 30 april 2014

Divas by Design - April Showers

Hi all!

Welcome to a new challenge at Divas by Design! This weeks theme is April Showers, perfect for the time of the year! We have an amazing sponsor for this challenge, it's Dies to Die for! Just click on the banner below to visit their shop!


Here's my creation for this challenge!
 When I was looking through my stamps I found this one, and I knew it was perfect for this challenge!
The image I used is from CC Designs and she is called Umbrella Lulu. She is no longer available, so I can't link to it. I used my Copic Makers to color the image, and I used the following markers.
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E13 and R20 for blush.
Hair: E08, E09, E18
Coat: BG01, BG05, BG07
Hat: Y11, Y15, Y17
Umbrella: Y11, Y15, Y17, RV10, RV13, RV14
Water: BG10, BG000, BG0000
 The papers I used for this card are by BoBunny, from the Prairie Chic collection.
The pink ribbon I used is from my stash. All flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts.

That was it for today, I hope you all like it. Please pop over to Divas by Design and join us!

Hugs, Sandra

maandag 28 april 2014

Love to Create - Pearl and Bling

Hi all!

Wow, last week has flown by! It's monday again, which means a new challenge at Love to Create!
This week we want to see PEARLS & BLING! Not that hard, right? We have 2 amazing sponsors for this challenge, just click on the banners below to go to their shops!
The Stamping Chef

Flourish with a Bling

The Stamping Chef generously provided some images to the DT to work with, and this is what I created.
 I created a shaker ornament, using purple and teal glitter. My bling is from my stash and so are the pearls.
The image I used is sponsored by The Stamping Chef and isn't she beautiful? She is called Sirena, and she can be found here. I used my Copic Markers again to color her, and I tried using 2 different colors on her tail. I am not entirely happy with the result, but with a lot more practising this will be a really cool technique! I used the following markers.
Skin: E50, E51, E53 and R20 for blush
Hair: YR20, YR23, YR27
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Teal: BG11, BG13, BG15
I used some teal lace from my stash for the loop and the bow.

That was it for today, I hope you all like it! Now pop over to Love to Create and join us!

Hugs, Sandra

zondag 27 april 2014

ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE #209 - GET WELL CARDS

Hi all!

Wow, this week has really flown by! It's Sunday again, so a new challenge at Robyn's Fetish! This week we want to see GET WELL CARDS. Our sponsor this week is Imagine That!....digis by Kris, and she is offering 3 stamp sets of the winners choice! Just click on the banner below to go to the shop.
IMAGINE THAT!
The image I used is also generously sponsored, and this is what I created.

I bought myself a new paperpad a few weeks ago, and I haven't even used them yet, so I decided to use them for this card. The papers are by BoBunny, Primrose collection. I reallt love the soft colors.
The image I used is called Well Wishes, and can be found here. I used my Copic Markers to color the image, and I used the following.
Wishing Well: E40, E41, E43, E47 and E49
Flowers, bird and butterflies: RV10, RV13, RV14
Leaves: G40, G43
The sentiment I used is by Studio Light, and stamped with Versamark Onyx Black ink on kraft card stock.
I made a little banner by cutting one end to a little flag.
The pale pink ribbon I used is from my stash, and the color is exactly the same as in my papers.
The flowes I used are by Wild Orchid Crafts.

That was it for today, I hope you all like it. Please pop over to Robyn's Fetish and spread some love to my DT-sisters as well!


Hugs, Sandra

woensdag 23 april 2014

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Paper Piecing

Hi all!

Time for a new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky! This week we want to see some PAPER PIECING!
Our sponsor for this challenge is Sassy Studio Designs and they are offering 4 images of the winner's choice! Just click on the banner below to go to the shop!

Sassy Studio Designs also generously provided some images to the DT to work with, and this is what I created.
The papers I used to create this card are by BoBunny, and all edges are inked with Distress Ink Vintage Photo.
The image I used is called Daphne, and she can be found here. I used my Copic Markers to color the image, however I paper pieced the dress and hairband. I did add some shading to the paper pieced parts, with my W2 Copic Marker.
Skin: E00, E21, E13 and R20 for blush.
Hair: E23, E25, E27, E29
Scarf: RV10, RV13, RV14
Shoes: BG01, BG05, BG07
The sentiment I used is by Noor!Design and says Happy Birthday. I used some Versamark Onyx Black ink to stamp it.
I used some pink ribbon that a friend gave me, and I attached a charm to the bow with some green twine. To create the scalloped border, I used a Fiskars Threading Water border punch.
The flowers I used are by Wild Orchid Crafts, I am soooooooo in love with their flowers! I can't stop using them (and I can't stop buying them either, don't tell hubby please!)

That was it for today, please visit Fab 'n' Funky and join us! And while you're there, spread some love to my DT sisters as well!

Hugs, Sandra

maandag 21 april 2014

Love to Create - Monochromatic with a ribbon twist

Hi all!

Welcome to a new challenge at Love to Create! This week we want to see MONOCHROMATIC with RIBBON! We have 3 amazing sponsor for this challenge. Just click on the banners below to go to the shop!
Art by Mi Ran, offering 3 images of the winner's choice.
Artbymiran
Dr. Digi, offering 2 images of the winner's choice
Doctor-Digi
Yours or Mine papercrafts, offering a $10 gift certificate
Yours or Mine Paper Crafts


This is what I created for this challenge
I chose to go for the brown tones for this challegne. The shape of the card is made with a Dutch Doobadoo template The designer paper is from Basic Grey, Little Black Dress collection. All edges are inked with Distress Ink Vintage Photo.
The image I used is generously sponsored by Art by Mi Ran, and she is called Rosie. You can find the image here. I used my Copic Markers to color the image, and I only used 5 markers: E40, E41, E43, E47, and E49. Coloring monochromatic was pretty hard for me, as I had never done it before. I absolutely love the result, and I am definately going to do this more often!
The ribbon and lace were from my stash, as well as the charm. The flowers are all Wild Orchid Crafts.

That was it for today, I hope you all love it. Now please pop over to Love to Create and join us!

I would love to enter the following challenges:
Art by Mi Ran - Anything goes
Wild Orchid Challenge - 3 Different flowers
Digi Galore - Flowers

Hugs, Sandra

zondag 20 april 2014

ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE #208 - SQUARE CARDS

Hi all!

It's Sunday again, so a brand new challenge at Robyn's Fetish! This week we want to see SQUARE CARDS! We also have a great sponsor for this challenge, Fred, She Said. They are offering a $10 gift certificate to their shop, and just click on the banner below to have a look!
Fred, She Said Designs
Fred, She Said also generously sponsored some images to the DT to work with, and this is what I created.
The papers I used are by My Minds Eye, and i really love the aqua/yellow combo. All edges are inked with Distress Ink Vintage Photo. I also used a doily from my stash.
Isn't this birthday girl adorable? She is called Emma and the cake, and she can be purchased here. I colored her with my Copic Markers, and I used the following
Skin: E00, E11 and R20 for blush
Hair: E31, E33, E35
Cake: E31, E33
Dress: BG01, BG05, BG07, Y35, Y38
The flowers I used are from several different brands and are in my stash for ages. So are the brads I used for the centers.
To finish my card I also used some blue pearls from my stash.

That was it for today, I hope you all like it. Please fly over to Robyn's Fetish and join us with your square cards!

Hugs, Sandra

zaterdag 19 april 2014

Crafty Tutorial World - Making a paperbag card

Hi all!

It's Sandra here, with a new tutorial. This time I want to show you how to make a card from a brown paper bag. 

Supplies:
Paper bag
White card stock
Patterned paper
Ruler
Circle punch, or circle die
Scoreboard
Images from Robyn's Fetish
- Strawberry Wordart
Coloring medium of your choice (I used Copic Markers)
Recipe for strawberry shortcake
Any decorative material you want to use




 Cut off the upper part of your paper bag so that the ends are even.



Measure the middle of the paper bag and score.



Crease your fold really well.



Measure the width of the paper bag once it's folded. This is necessary for the card stock panels to decorate the card and for the label in the inside.



Cut 4 panels of white card stock that are slightly smaller than the paper bag front. 3 of them are for decoration  and 1 will be the label on the inside of your paper bag.



Unfold your paper bag and make sure you have the opening on the right side. Measure the centre of the open end and cut half a circle in it. I used a die to make this, but you could also use a punch or just free cut it.


It should look like this.


Now, one of the white card stock panels will fit in the paper bag.



Colour your images. I used my Copic Markers in the following colours.
Strawberries: R24, R27, R29
Leaves: G40, G41, G43
Mouse: W00, W0, W2, W5
Flowers: R000, R02, R05


Fussy cut the Fruity Strawberry images and cut the other images in a square.


Cut out your recipe and decorate the inside label with some patterned paper and an image.


For the inside right panel:
Mark the circle on your white card stock and then punch or die cut the half circle again.


It should look like this.



Adhere your patterned paper to the panel and turn it over. Now you can use your scissors or a craft knife to cut the half circle.



This is how it looks. I didn't cut very neatly, so I used some distress ink on the edges to cover that up.


The inside right panel of a card, or in this case a paper bag, is usually where you write a message to the recipient. Make sure you add a piece of card stock or patterned paper that is light enough to write something on. Do not use big embellishments on the inside otherwise the bag won't close and it will warp.
Once you're finished, you can adhere this piece to the inside of the paper bag.

 Now onto the front of the paper bag. This can be as big and bulky as you wish. This is what I used to decorate it.


This is how my front looks. It's best not to adhere this to the card yet, otherwise the left inside panel will be hard to adhere.


Decorate your inside left panel as you wish but do not make it too bulky. Once it's finished it can be adhered to the inside. After adhering the inside left panel you can adhere the front, too.



This is the result of my paper bag card.

Inside

Inside left

Inside right

Label with recipe



This was my tutorial.  I hope I've inspired you to make one too. It's really easy!

Sandra