This week’s Crafty Boots Challenge is to use butterflies on our projects, so I have! It was a good excuse to use the gorgeous new Butterflies Thinlits Dies – not that I really need an excuse 🙂
My first card uses some of the Painted Blooms Designer Series Papers, which are just sooooooo beautiful. I didn’t really want to cut it up, but if I don’t it will add to my ever growing stash!
I have cut two butterflies, one from white cardstock and then the top layer from the blue watercoloured paper in the Painted Blooms DSP. The sentiment comes from the new stamp set (which is bundled with the dies) called Butterfly Basics.
Then I did some colouring with Blendabilities, and decided to make the coloured image into another card with lots of butterflies 🙂
This gorgeous image is from Art By MiRan, the papers retired a loooong time ago, and the flowers are from the above mentioned large stash of crafting goodies, and of course, the butterfly was another cut with my new Thinlits. Oh, should I mention Faux Stitching?? 🙂 It hasn’t featured a lot recently, so I thought I high time to bring it back!
I hope you like them, and hope they inspire you to join us with your own butterfly creations at Crafty Boots Challenges.
I have two projects to share with you today, both coloured using Blendabilities, and both using gorgeous Cute As A Button images.
Firstly, I have covered on of the large Stampin’ Up! Kraft Journals.
The image has been coloured and then fussy cut, and then layered onto the black background so that the colours are really vibrant. I have punched some stars out of the black layer and then added a layer of Gold Foil sheet behind the black.
I have also made a card. I just adore this “buttons girl”, and really enjoyed colouring her. 🙂
The strip of patterned paper comes from the new Stampin’ Up! Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack – lots of gorgeous papers!
The image has been coloured using Blendabilities (of course!) with some of the Lullaby Designer Series Papers in the background. I have used Framelits to cut the layers of the image, the Ovals Framelits, and the Deco Labels Collection.
Two posts in one day, what?????? 🙂
I know, however I just wanted to share some colouring that I have been doing today with my Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities.
I have been learning some new colouring techniques and today the lovely ladies at Kit and Clowder held a colour pallet competition, using this fabulous image from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps.
I have used the Rich Razzleberry and Coastal Cabana Blendabilites, along with the Skin Tone Collection. The pearls in the corner have also been coloured with the Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities.
Hope you are having a crafty weekend.
Firstly, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends, whether you are in Australia and having a warm Christmas with lots of salads and cold desserts, or on the other side of the planet and enjoying some traditional Christmas food to warm you up, I hope it was a special day!
Today I am sharing with you a card that is something a little different for me, which I made for our Crafty Boots Winter Wonderland challenge.
I didn’t want to make another Christmas card, since Christmas is done for this year (although we are still getting through the leftovers, and playing with new toys!!), so I had a think about something fun to do in the snow. Then I went searching for a digi image that I could colour, and here is the end result.
I have used my Blendabilitiesto colour this image from S.W.A.L.K. Isn’t it just too cute?
So now you can join in with this challenge too, it doesn’t have to be just about Christmas! 🙂
I had so much fun colouring the butterflies from my post yesterday, that I did some more last night while I was enjoying watching our fantastic Australian Cricket Team beat the South Africans! 🙂 (Love my cricket!) (And colouring).
I kept the cards more clean and simple this time, so that the butterflies are really the highlight.
And here are the cards individually.
Which one is your favourite?
Mine the the pink and purple one, but then those are my favourite colours, so it’s not really surprising. The stamps I have used are from the Papillon Potpourri set, and Million and One, and are of course, coloured with Blendabilities 🙂
Some more cards for the SUO Challenge I think 🙂
Just reminder of the fabulous challenge over at Crafty Boots Challenges this week, don’t be scared of this one, there are so many possibilities……. just make something to remember someone by.
Here is a Scrapbook page that I have made using a really old photo of my Mum when she was very young and my Grandma, just a lovely way to remember two wonderful people who had a huge influence in my creativity.
Lots of goodies out of my stash in this page, including some gorgeous crocheted lace which I think was originally in my Mum’s stash of crafting goodies.
And I couldn’t resist the temptation to do a little more colouring with my Blendabilities, so thought I would make a Poppy themed card.
I didn’t own a Poppy stamp, so went looking around online and found this lovely image which I downloaded, printed and then coloured.
So please come and join in, we love to see what wonderful creations you have come up with. And you can also check out what the rest of the Design Team for created for your inspiration.
I have been enjoying doing some colouring in the last few days, I find colouring very relaxing! So I thought I would make a card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.
Here is the sketch:
I have used my Blendabilities to colour the Sweetbriar Rose which I stamped with Black Memento Ink.
I wanted this card to be nice and colourful, so I have borrowed the colour combination from the Sweet Taffy DSP – Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry. The piece of yellow striped paper is, of course, from Sweet Taffy DSP, and just some white baker’s twine and button, and some yellow candy dots to finish it off.
Creative Challenge Club‘s challenge No 6 this week, is a colour challenge to use the colours Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Basic Black and one other colour.
I have chosen Melon Mambo for my extra colour, only because I wanted to use my Blendabilities 🙂 well, ok, not the only reason, I also like the bright summery colours – winter is a bit dull here in Australia at present.
The gorgeous flowers on this card from one of the current Hostess Sets called I Like You (on page 237 of the Catalogue). They are an outline stamp, so perfect for colouring!
On the note of Blendabilities, the remainder of the colours will be available to order this coming Friday (1st August 2014), so contact me if you would like to get some, or all of the gorgeous colours to play with! 🙂