Wednesday, 17 September 2014

SLSLines Dgital Stamps Inspiration Post

Good Morning, Today I'd like to share with you a little creation of mine, using the wonderful Sad Teddy Bear image  from SLSLines Digital Stamps.  I'm not too sure what he has been up to, but he really does not look very well, personally I think he was partying a bit too hard last night.


I made an Easel Card to showcase this wickedly fun image.  I do love making Easel Cards, and they are so easy.  Here is a quick step by step guide to how I make an Easel Card;

  1. To Make a 5 1/2 Square Easel Card, Take 2 Pieces of Card 
  2. Cut 1 Piece of Card so that it measures 5 1/2 by 11 3/4 (full length of A4)
  3. Cut 1 Piece of Card so it measures 5 1/2 square
  4. I then take my long piece of card, and using my scoring board, score at 1/2 A4, and then at Gatefold A4.  Fold along score lines.
  5. I then cut 2 pieces of patterned paper slightly smaller than 5 1/2 Square to decorate the base and front of the Easel Card.
  6. For this card I cut a Circle out of contrasting card stock, and then cut it as shown in the picture below.
  7. I coloured my image with Letraset Tria and Promarkers, with the addition of some Silver Metallic Marker for the Skull and Ear ring. I then fussy cut my image and layered it onto the Easel Front.
  8. I used Alphabet Stickers to create my sentiment on some scraps of my patterned paper. I then layered this onto some more card stock.  I added a strip of adhesive foam to the back of my sentiment strips before cutting the words individually.
  9. To finish add any bling or further embellishments you desire.



The Sentiment reads
" My Name is Not Teddy Fluffkins, 
Call me That,
I Will Smack Ya Face
With My Fish."

Ok, that sounds really weird until I explain.  My hubby did a 'What's your Nickname' Quiz on Facebook, and Teddy Fluffkins was the name he got given. He has been taking a little ribbing from some of his friend, and myself, so I thought he might like this card.  Just a silly wee joke, but I know it will make him laugh.


Here is a close up of the Teddy Bear

 That's all from me for today, Thank You for visiting with me,  Don't forget to visit the SLSLines Blog to see more creations using these wonderful images.
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

September Guest Designer at The Greeting Farm is...

Yes I've been keeping a little secret from you, I have the great honour of being the Guest Designer at The Greeting Farm this month.  Any of you who have been visiting my blog for a long time will know that The Greeting Farm holds a very special place in my heart; because Marie & Jessica gave me my very first Guest DT Spot for Club Anya back in Autumn 2009.  They opened such a wonderful word of DT work to me, that I will be forever grateful for their trust and faith in me.


I used the cute wee boy from the Winter Kindness set.  As soon as I saw him I thought ‘Snow Angel’, so I stamped him with London Fog Memento Ink, then coloured him with my Alcohol Markers.
For my background I used patterned papers from DCWV’s Winter Matstack along with some ‘Tumbled Glass’ Co ordinations cardstock.  My sentiment is cut from one of the patterned papers. To embellish I added some fabric snowflakes layered together with brads, and a few sequins.  For an extra little sparkle I used a Sakura Stardust Pen in Blue to add some sparkle to the wee boys eyes, and around the edges of my white card stock.

Here's a close up of my super cute wee snow angel
Well that is all from me for today, I'll be back later in the month with a couple more super cute projects featuring the gorgeous new release from The Greeting Farm, so until then, happy crafting and thank you so much for visiting with me.
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Friday, 12 September 2014

SLS Lines Digital Stamps Challenge


It's time for the first challenge over at the SLS Lines Digital Stamps Challenge Blog.

The Theme for our first challenge is Ladies

Here is my card;
I chose the beautiful Day of the Dead:Calavera Girl Digital Stamp for my card, along with the Teal & Brown Rose Digital Papers.  

I coloured my image with a mix of Letraset Tria and Promarkers.  I covered an A5 card blank with two of the striped papers in the Digital Paper set, then using the largest Tag Die in the Sizzix Framelits Tag Collection I cut my Tag from one of the Rose patterned papers. I added the tag to my card before adding my image with some foam pads for dimension.  As a finishing touch I added a few paper flowers, I coloured the Rose with my markers so it matched the image, as well as adding some colour to the Gypsophila

Here is a close up of my image;
That's all from me for now, Thank you for visiting with me today. Why don't you hop over to the SLS Lines Digital Stamp Challenge Blog to check out how to join in our challenge and to see the beautiful creations from the rest of the Design Team.

Have a wonderful day
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Variations Week at Sweet Pea Stamp featuring Wild Heart by Charity Dauenhauer

Good Day All, It's Variations Week over at Sweet Pea Stamps, the whole Design Team get the same image to create with and Today it's my turn to post my version of 'Wild Heart' by Charity Dauenhauer.  Here's my project;

This week I've created some wall art for my Craft Room.  Wild Heart is coloured with Letraset Tria and Promarkers along with a little Prismacolor Verithin Pencil.

 I opened the image in Photoshop so I could lighten the image to have a go at the 'No Lines' Technique; I printed the image along with a normal version of it on a sheet of A4 paper.  This made it quite a bit easier to figure out what was what on my paler image; It also meant that if I messed up, I already had another copy of the image printed out!

Here is a close up of the image, not sure you can tell that I used the 'No Lines' Technique, but I did, and managed to come up with something I really like.

For my background I took Dark Blue and Warm Grey Alcohol Inks and poured them onto a sheet of White card, before letting them run to create streaks down my card. I then turned the card and poured some more ink down the side, creating more streaks.  I sprayed it with a little alcohol blending solution and left it to dry over night.  I then cut the card into strips, and edged with a bright pink pen.

It was then time to put everything together.  I used a 10" x 8" bright pink photo frame, and cut a piece of Silver Mirri Card to form the base of my project.  I then played around with the arrangement of the background strips I'd created until i was happy with the layout, then glued them to the mirri card.

To add some texture I used some pink sequinella from my stash, along with some pink staples, to add a little bit of contrast to the background. I then added my image.  Finally I found some square gelli stickers in my stash, and add then for a little extra splash of pink.  Then I put it all into the frame.

I have to say I love how this turned out, all i need to do now is decide which wall it's going on in the craft room.  It's going to look awesome against the white walls.

I hope you've found my process interesting, thank you so much for visiting with me today, and don't forget to check out all the other variations of this image on the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog over the next few days.

Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Sweet Pea Stamps - Gypsy Soul

Today it's my pleasure to share my first project as a member of the Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team, I had such a wonderful time during my Guest Spot, that I was delighted when asked to come back as one of the team.

My project today features the beautiful Gypsy Soul image by Charmaine Flannery.
My image is coloured with a mix of Letraset Tria and Promarkers. My background papers came free with a magazine last year some time, and had been hiding in my crafty stash.  I thought they complimented the image very nicely, so I paired them with some white card stock.  I resisted the temptation to add any embellishments, I like how the patterned paper frames the image, and really didn't think that any further embellishments would have enhanced the finished card.  I added a stamped sentiment which I think compliments the image nicely, After all when seeking a fortune reading from a Gypsy aren't we always interested in anything that relates to Love, Wishes and Dreams!

Here's a close up of the beautiful image;
That's all from me for today, Thank you for visiting with me, Don't forget to visit the Sweet Pea Stamps Store to see the wide variety of beautiful images available to purchase in digital and rubber stamp form.
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop

It's the last Wednesday of the month, so time for the Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop.  This month out theme is 'Gilded' AKA Metallics.  Here's my creation

For my card I used two images from the 'King of the Road' Digital Stamp Set, the car and the banner. I coloured both with a mix of Letraset Promarkers and Metallic Marker. I also used the Letraset Metallic Marker to stamp some of the splatters in the background.

I used some card stock from Basic Grey, along with patterned paper from 7 Gypsies. I used black and silver card stock for the bottom of my card, which I wanted to give the rough impression of a road.  I stamped a few ink splatters and splodges to break up the background a little, before adding my final embellishments; Bottle Caps with Black Gem Brads in the Centre.  I used my Big Bite to punch the holes in the Bottle Caps for the brads, can't believe how easy it was, definitely one of my favourite crafting tools.

That's all from me for today, Happy Hopping, you'll find the Full Blog Hop List below just in case you've missed any stops.

Thanks for visiting with me today
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx


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Thursday, 21 August 2014

SLSlines Digital Stamps have a New Blog and DT Call!!

SLS Lines has a Brand New Blog, and to go with that a Design Team Call!

Do you like working with excellent quality digital stamps?
Do like to create fun and quirky project?
Do you like to play on the Dark Side?
If like me your answer to all these questions is YES, then I highly recommend you check out this designer and her stamps, they are truly awesome.


If you interested in the DT Call, You will find all the Requirements and Details on how to apply over at the SLS Lines Blog.  I can't wait to see who makes the team, one thing for sure, with such a wonderful selection of image, their creations are bound to be out of this world.

Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Easel-y does it with Bombshell Stamps

As this months Guest Designer at Bombshell Stamps, It was my honour to choose this months challenge theme; so I went with my all time favourite card fold, Easel Cards.  
Your challenge is to create any sort of Easel Card and link it up to the Bombshell Stamps Blog to be in with a chance of winning an awesome prize.

Here's my Easel Card;
and here it is opened up;
I used the beautiful 'Indian Princess' set of digital stamps from Bombshell Stamps on this project.  I coloured the images with a mix of Letraset Tria and ProMarkers before fussy cutting each image.  

I took 2 8x8 inch card blanks to create my Easel card, I added a score line at 4 inches on the front and then folded this in to create my card base.  The other card I cut into 2 8x8 squares, leaving one aside for another project.  

I then layered some gorgeous deep red mirri card onto my card base and front piece, before layering on some Distressed Co-ordinations card.  Using a strip of the mirri card I added a strip of foam tape, and then cut triangles to mimic the triangles in the Princess's headdress. I then added my images and text to the card.

Here is a close up of the image and text;
I searched the web for an Indian Proverb to add to my card, however when I came across the 'Native American Ten Commandments' I thought they would be even more appropriate for this card. You can find the Native American Ten Commandments along with lots of information on Native Americans at Legends of America.com

That's all from me for now, thank you for visiting with me, and don't forget to visit the Bombshell Stamps Blog to enter the challenge, and to see the gorgeous creations from the rest of the Design Team.

Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Friday, 1 August 2014

I'm Ms August at Bombshell Stamps

Can you believe it's the 1st of August already?  This year certainly is passing quickly, and we've finally reached my favourite month.  I love August, It's my Birthday and Wedding Anniversary this month, so I've cause to celebrate all month.  This year I've the added celebration of being Bombshell Stamps Pin-Up of the Month, Yes I'm Ms August.

If you pop over to the Bombshell Stamps Blog today, you'll find a wee interview I did along with a few pics of my Bombshell Stamps Creations.  I thought i'd share the pics here too, with a little additional information;
 For this card I used the Wild Horses Digital Stamp Set .  I coloured this beautiful horse in two of my favourite colours Pink and Purple, and combined it with a Pink Card base, some Purple Washi Tape, Green textured card and a couple of sentiment stickers.
You'll see I used the same Wild Horses image for this card, I had a little fun with this one, using the Wild Horse image as my base for a wee bit of zentangle (or doodling).  After I'd zentangled the horse, I coloured it with Letraset Promarkers before fussy cutting it out.  My background was a plain piece of white card folded to create a A5 card to which I added a handdrawn border, wacky floor and sentiment.
My final card for today features an image you can get as a freebie over at the Bombshell Stamps Forum if your a newsletter subscriber. You can sign up for the newsletter Here, you'll also find full details of how to get your freebies once you've subscribed.

I coloured this beautiful basket & bouquet image with my Letraset Promarkers, before fussy cutting it out and adding a little orange stickles to the flowers centres. My background paper came free with a recent magazine, and I simply matted and layered them onto some white card stock, and added to my card base with foam pads to add dimension.

That's all from me for today, don't forget to pop back next week when i'll have a wee challenge for you. Until then Happy Crafting
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Guest DT at Sweet Pea Stamps

I was honoured to be selected as this months Guest Designer at Sweet Pea Stamps, I have to admit they are one of my favourite stamp companies, they represent so many wonderful artists, I'm spoilt for choice every time I visit their store.

Today I get to share with you a couple of project I made using the beautiful 'Little Jasmine Mermaid' image by Elaine Cox.

As you can see with this project I embraced lots of bold colours, Little Jasmine is coloured with Letraset Promarkers and a little white pen for highlights.  I found the background paper in my craft stash and thought it perfect for this card, as the pattern reminds me of underwater plants.  I added a couple of heart shaped paper doilies, to soften the look of the background, and help create a dreamy romantic feel.  I'm sure this Little Mermaid is lost in thoughts of her Handsome Prince.
I added some die cut flourishes along with a wonderful mix of paper flowers and assorted gems.

Here is Version 2 of Little Jasmine Mermaid;
As you can see I went with a much more human looking mermaid, with beautiful peachy pink skintones and gorgeous orange/red hair. Once again Little Jasmine Mermaid is coloured with Letraset Promarkers, including some colours from the brand new Spring/Summer 2014 Limited Edition set.

I chose to use a very similar layout for this card, using round doilies in my background, along with some die cut flourishes and chicken wire.  I went for a softer more romantic look with this card, so added some pretty roses and heather, along with some white pearls.

Here you can see close ups of both version of Little Jasmine Mermaid;

I love how completely different one image can look depending on your colour choices.  Do you have a favourite out of the two?  I know I don't, I love how they both turned out. It was great fun colouring this image, and I can't wait to colour more beautiful images from Sweet Pea Stamps, luckily I have quite a collection, the only hard decision I have is which image to colour first.

Want to add this beautiful image to your collection, then why not hop over to Sweet Pea Stamps and grab her, she's only $3, which i think is a brilliant price for such a beautiful image. Want to see more projects created with Sweet Pea Stamps images, then you need to visit their blog to see the gorgeous creations by their very talented Design Team.

That's all from me for today,
Thanks for visiting with me and Happy Crafting
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx


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