#492 CRAFT challenge – Make Your Own Embellishment

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The embellishments I’ve made for this project as the die cuts at the bottom of the image and also the three dots to the top right of this card. I made the dots from a hot glue gun and coloured them with my Chameleon pens.

This is such a cute koala, I love him! He is coloured with Chameleon pens. They are so good for getting a gradient like on the watermelon.

The background is created using a splatter stamp in various orientations with second generation prints and various complimentary different colours of distress inks.

The “thanks” text is one of the standard words that I’ve cut out from my scan n cut machine and I’ve just filled in the heart holes with the red used for the mount.


#191 Dream Valley Challenge – No Squares or Rectangle Cards

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I coloured this cute Star Stampz image with Chameleon pens using colours OR4, OR3, NU4, BG4, BG3, RD3, BV2, PK3, VO2. I’ve seen so many images with hair coloured in non standard colours that I have wanted to give this a go as I tend to stay traditional! I think that this girl carries off the colour what do you think?

As this challenge called for a shape that wasn’t a square or a rectangle I cut the card blank from a die in my stash. Then I cut the image out of a smaller nested die to match.

The card blank was then inked with Milled Lavender and stamped with various abstract stamps in Milled Lavender, Hickory Smoke, Peacock Feathers and Spun Sugar distress inks. These were then inked around the topper image too to tone in with the card base. On the topper I stamped the ‘Just for you ‘ sentiment and used some foam pads to raise the topper slightly from the card base.

#188 Dream Valley challenge – flowers

Come over to the Dream Valley challenge and join us for our latest challenge! This challenge is using flower digi stamps from Sheepski Designs. I have made two cards using two of their designs.

I have coloured both of the images with Chameleon pens and both backgrounds were made with distress inks but using different techniques. The first card is made using the cling film method and the second was spritzed with water and the dry embossed.

#485 CRAFT challenge – sketch

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Our sponsor for this challenge is Digital Papercraft, and the image is called “Hattie girl”.

This DT challenge was based upon the sketch below.

My image was more rectangular than a square, but hopefully I’ve shown that this doesn’t matter and that s sketch can be interpreted as you wish. I coloured the image mainly in green tones, using my Chameleon pens, as I wanted these to be different to the backing papers so that she would stand out. The zentangle was drawn with the chameleon detail pen.

This image shows more detail of the zentangle and the glittering.

The glittering was using the gorgeous shimmer dust and a quickie glue pen. So simple but so effective!

#483 CRAFT challenge – Sport

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Our sponsor this week is Dr digi house of stamps. I’m an ice hockey fan so when the theme was sport I was so pleased to find find this ice hockey guy. The image was coloured with my Chameleon pens. I really wasn’t sure what I was going to do for the background and I found ,yield thinking about the words associated with ice hockey and then it struck me that I should put these down and make that my background. Hence the words here.

To create the word background I used scan n cut canvas and I chose different fonts for the words the sized them to give some variation. I then used the draw function to add this to a backing paper. I think it is a fab men’s card.

#482 CRAFT challenge – Christmas

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Our sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Shelter and the theme is Christmas! The year is certainly going much quicker than expected. So many things I would still like to accomplish!

This cute image is ‘Snow Angel’. I chose to put her in amongst the snowflakes and give the card a feminine feel. I die cut a whole lot of snowflakes and arranged them on the top layer which I raised just slightly on foam pads. I coloured the second layer snowflakes a subtle pink and let these peep out from below. Around each of the layers these is also a slight glittered pink border and to finish off I added a few gems to the centre of the snowflakes and a simple sentiment.

I wonder if we will get any snow this year?

#186 Dream Valley Challenge – Girlie

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The first of the two cards I have made for this challenge is ‘Cupcake Amara’. I coloured this one in pinks, but because of her blonde hair I went for the background being mainly pink and yellow, with some green thrown in from the foliage. I cut out the lacework type shape and inked it up with distress inks and found the green hexagons in my stash and cut the additional ones to add in. I made the flower too (this is my first attempt) I was pretty pleased. I think it’s quite fresh and vibrant and girlie and I hope you do too.

My next card this week was ‘Daisy Emma’. I am well aware from my daughters that not all girls like pink so I decided to do another card in blues and yellows to show that you don’t have to use pink to be girlie.

So come on over and join in the fun with this challenge!

#481 CRAFT challenge – Shaker card

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The challenge this time was to make a shaker card. Our sponsor is The Cutting Cafe. I made two cards for this challenge.

Card 1 – circle shaker

I had the background I’d made a while back with some distress inks and while I was away in Cornwall recently I picked up the fairy die. As soon as I saw her I imagined a black silhouette on an inked background so here she is bought to life! I cut her twice and overlapped where she was on the card to give a fairy inside and out.

I was also able to use the Creative Expressions stamp set (CEC872 spread your wings journaling) for the two sentiments on the front and inside this card. I knew they were a useful set when I picked them up! These sentiments were stamped in jet black Stâzon.

I faintly inked the inside of this card using the same distress inks is used on the front to tone the card completely. Then used my Chameleon pens to colour in the word ‘wings’ and ‘soar’.

The final stamps I used were a set I’d picked up from Sheena Douglass (A little bit of scenic silhouette stamps set) a while back in 2015. These form the silhouette flowers around the card.

Card 2 – jar shaker

As the first card had been very feminine I wanted to make a contrasting masculine card.

I hope you like my shaker cards.

#480 CRAFT challenge – Back to School

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The summer holidays are always over too soon and it’s back to routine and that means back to school for the kids.

I coloured this card with my Chameleon pens and stamped and inked around the edge of the image mat with some distress inks. Mounted this on some blue paper from my stash and added this to the front of a card covered with green card that has been stencilled with a number and alphabet stencil and a sentiment added.

#184 Dream Valley challenge – Animals

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This is such a cute image. To be slightly different I printed onto blue card and used this as a base colour. The image was coloured with my Chameleon pens and mounted onto some deeper blue card and a yellow paper from my stash. I cut some corner pieces which were one of the standard cutting files in my scan n cut machine. I added a sentiment and some of the yellow backing paper behind the apertures of the corners. These were glittered with iridescent sticklers as well as the egg shell.