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Friday, 27 September 2013

I believe.. in witches

Good Morning!

A couple of days ago I visited a few of my favourite digital stamp companies to download some new images.. I was on the hunt for Halloween images..

Here in Australia there is too many people who celebrate Halloween but I thought it would be nice to add some cards to my Angel Scrapbook & Party Goodies Facebook page anyway.

I bought this gorgeous witch stamp from Tiddly inks, it is called Spell on Ya, you can find it here, and it is even on sale at the moment!

I had a bit of a play 2 nights ago, it was very late though so I didn't get to finish colouring her. You can see here that I have done her dress, pants shoes and hat. I am not too good at doing pleats on dresses yet, so please be lenient on me lol.

There is a few new blends in there too. I haven't used this purple combo before, it needed a bit more blending then I normally do but it turned out really well.

This is as far as I got on Wednesday night as I had to go and pick up hubby and youngest from the train station, they drove to another state (12hrs drive) the day before to deliver a car and then flew home Thursday.

Was such a hard couple of days, my youngest hadn't ever slept away from me so I was really struggling. Hubby had also not had a night away from me since we had youngest.  What a quiet house it was with only 9 year old here.




In the next pic you will see the image all coloured up, I used a new skin combo on this one, it shows up a little brighter in this pic, but I just think that's from the camera, it doesn't look this bright on my card. I have also used my Spica Glitter pen on a few parts on her but it doesn't show up in any of the pics that I have taken. I have also finished her hair and wand. I have also done the little dots around the outside of the image (not that I can remember what the technical term is).

 I then started working on putting my card together, I found this stamp whilst cleaning all my stamps up and thought it would be perfect. These gorgeous flowers are from a Kaisercraft pack that my friend Hollie from Little Goldfish Invitations and Stationary gave me for my birthday this year.

 Here is a close up of the image, I am really impressed with my blending on this image, especially with the black as I even kept it within the lines, sometimes it bleeds a bit much if you have too much saturation.

This last image is the inside of the card, pretty simple but looks great :-)


For this card I have used

Kaisercraft Liliac Avenue Embellishment Pack
Twiddleybitz Card Base
Kmart Cardstock
Papers are all from my stash
X Press it Blending Cardstock
X Press it Double Sided Tape

Image was coloured using Copic Markers purchased from Craft-a-Lot and Forever Markers

Copic Markers Used

Dress/Hat - V06, V09
Black areas - C5, C7, C9
Hair - E40, E70, E74, E79
Skin - E00, E11, E13, R20
Wand - Y11, Y15

This card will be for sale on my facebook page.


Thanks for stopping by,

Deni

Baby Arrival :-)

Remember the baby shower invites and games I made for my friend who was having a baby? She had her baby 2 nights ago, a beautiful baby girl :-) How exciting!

I haven't been to visit yet as I really don't do hospitals. Was hard enough going in after my Mum's breast cancer operation.

Anyway, it was a healthy baby girl weighing 8 pound 4, her name is Madeleine, from the photos I have seen she is a gorgeous little girl. And proud big sister Evelyn is doing an awesome job :-)

Anyway that's my baby post for today, I will be back shortly with a card update.

Deni x

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Dreamtime Designs Blog Candy

Hello all :-) just a quick stop in today.
It was a beautiful warm day today, til tonight, it started raining lol.

 Busy busy day here, did a few loads of washing this morning, then off to do groceries and fruit and vege shopping (I normally love it but so sick of buying nothing and spending lots). Then grabbed a bite to eat with mum and my youngest. Home to clean up the backyard of doggy use and clean up the gardens a bit. Such a fun job, but unfortunately my hubby works a lot of hours so its either I do it or it won't get done.

A lovely lady Lisa left some really nice comments in my blog today, so in return I stopped by one of her blogs, over there they are giving away some blog candy, worth a stop by, she does some beautiful work.

Dreamtime Designs Blog Candy 

Very excited to say I also won 2nd runner up on the bestie card I did a week ago :-) yay! Go me lol! 


Won't be getting any craft done tonight as my back and chest are really sore am still not completely over this illness. 
It really sux, I haven't been this sick in a long time! 

Anyway off to watch tv with the fan bam. 

Deni x

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Light me up Christmas Card

Hello :-) it has been a week of sickness here and surprisingly I have not done any crafting for a whole week. I haven't been this sick in a long time!

It has so far skipped the kids but hit hubby last night :-(

I am at work (the car yard) today as we are going to watch the monster trucks late this afternoon which should be fun, although I am hoping it doesn't get too cold, not sure how my chest will go with it.

Anyway, while I have been here today I have managed to make my first card for the day. I am blogging from my phone so can't add any links til I get home and am near a computer. 

I downloaded this gorgeous new stamp from Whimsy Stamps called Light me up



For this card I have used

X Press it blending cardstock to print my digital image
Canson red cardstock
Crafter's Choice Christmas paper pad
Ranger ice stickles - Crystal Ice
Spellbinder's Nestabilities Dies - Labels Twenty-Three
X Cut Corner Rounder
Twiddleybitz Card Base
Kaisercraft - Dear Santa Collection stamps 
Becky Higgins project life 4x6 textured cards
Ric rak is from my stash
D/S Foam Tape

Image was coloured using Copic Markers purchased from Craft-a-Lot and Forever Markers.


Feet & Beak - YR22, YR24
Body - C3, C5, C7,C9
Rope - C3, C1
Lights - R00, R14, R17, R24
             YG21, YG23, YG25
             Y02, Y08
Shadowing - BG000

Hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by, 

Deni x

Friday, 13 September 2013

Butterfly Besties

Hello!

It is a really cold night here in NSW, Australia where I live, we should probably have the gas heater on, but we had a few days of really warm weather so I thought the cold was finished and packed all the heater away :-P it takes up space in my craft part of the loungeroom and we can't have that happening. As soon as it warms up its gone lol.

Anyway, tonight I was lucky enough to find some time to make a card to meet the requirements for 2 challenges, using a Besties image from Sherri Baldy of Scrapbook Stamp Society, the image I have used is Img 708, you can find the image here .

I am really happy with this card as I have been struggling to do challenges lately due to time restrictions with my personal card orders, so its been very fun :-)






For this card I have used

Kaisercraft Tigerlilly Paper Collection
Ric Rac ribbon is from my personal stash
Lace purchased from Spotlight
Leaves are from Marianne Design Die
Twiddleybitz Card Base
Derivan Kindyglitz
Flower is from La La Land Crafts Rolled Rose Die (Medium)
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

Image was coloured using Copic Markers purchased from Craft a Lot and Forever Markers

Copic Markers Used

Skin E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair E23, E25, E27
Eyes E35
Clothes/Shoes and everything else pink RV00, RV32, RV34

I am entering this card in the following challenges

My Besties Aussie Challenge  - Challenge # 6 Use Flowers, Ribbon and Lace
I have met the requirements using a pink rolled rose, ric rac ribbon and lace under my image

Besties Challenge - Monochromatic
I have met the requirements by using pink as my base colour



UPDATE 22/09/13


So excited to announce that I won 2nd Runner up for this card on the Aussie Bestie's Challenge Blog how totally awesome is that :-) Yes I am very overly excited, after a week of illness and no crafting this has topped off the week :) Thankyou to the DT Ladies who voted for me, I really appreciate it.



Thursday, 12 September 2013

First Father's Day

A friend of mine asked if I could make her husband a Father's Day Card for his First Father's day. He is a big Top Gear/Stig Fan, I found a gorgeous image on the net and had to make a few adjustments but it worked out well :-)


Sentiment is from JellyPark out of a Father's Day Sentiment Set
Ribbons are from my stash
Papers are from Kaisercraft and the pattern paper is a digital paper purchased on etsy from Azredhead

Thanks for stopping by
Deni x

Father's Day Barbecue Alf

Father's Day Card for Jess

A friend asked if I would make a card for her Father, I found this image and thought Murphy would be perfect, he is another image from Digi Stamp Boutique



Sentiment is from Jellypark and is from a Father's Day Sentiment Set

Image was coloured using Copic Markers Purchased from Craft a Lot and Forever Markers.
Papers are from Kaisercraft and from my stash. Button and twine are also from my stash.


Deni x

Best Daddy in the World

Here is a catch up card from a couple of weeks ago, a gorgeous Father's Day Card from a young child.

For this card I have used an image from Digital Delights by Louby Loo, the image is called Bat Brian, he is available in many forms including coloured and uncoloured, in a set and many more.
 




Ribbons and Papers are all from my stash, the lined paper around the image I created myself using my Copic Markers.
Sentiments are from Jellypark's Father's Day Sentiment Set

Copic Markers are purchased from Craft a Lot and Forever Markers

Thanks for stopping by,

Deni x

Thankyou for looking after us

To all my lovely followers,

Yes it is me, I have dusted off the cobwebs and am ready to get back into my blogging, my apologies, things have been pretty hectic here!

My post today is a card I made for my Sister In Law to give her parents to say thankyou to them for looking after their dogs while they were away on holidays to New Zealand.

I had so much fun working with this image, and absolutely love these little Images from Digi Stamp Boutique , The image is called Murphy Set 1 the image is actually of one dog, but my Brother and Sister In Law have 2 sisters, so I went into Microsoft word and duplicated it and joined them together before printing. Pretty clever if I do say so myself :-)
Both My Sister in Law and her Mum and Dad absolutely loved this card :-)

I am entering this card into a challenge on the Digi Stamp Boutique Blog for September, subject is Anything Goes.




I was playing with different methods of doing the tree here, something different for me as I don't normally colour images with trees and stuff lol. I used a method from Alyce @ Kit and Clowder who is absolutely amazing
(Sorry for the sideways pic, doesn't matter how many times I turn it around and I load it won't show turned)

I have coloured the image on this card using Copic Markers Purchased from Craft a Lot and from Forever Markers and the cardstock was inked up using Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink. I can't give you my copic list on this one as I was in a hurry and forgot to write them all down :-(

I will be posting another card today also using an image from Digi Stamp Boutique

Be back later with that one.

Deni x