Continuing on with the current Crafty Boots challenge to use a Sentiment on your project, I have made some more cards featuring different sentiments.
My first card uses a cute image and sentiment from a long ago retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called “Hand Knit” which hasn’t been used (shocking!!) until now, along with some of the papers from the Adventure Bound Paper Stack.
Love that cute little sheep! In case you can’t read the writing, it says, “Knitting keeps us from Unravelling”, which I definitely have to agree with, along with colouring, cardmaking, crafting in general………. 🙂
And I have made two masculine cards, the first features a sentiment from the Adventure Awaits stamp set combined with some papers from Maritime Designer Series Papers, and the ship is from the stamp set called Traveler.
And lastly, I have used some papers from my stash and stamped directly on to it using one of the sentiments from the Big On You stamp set. I have then coloured in parts of the lettering so that it stood out a little more, using a Basic Black Marker.
The card is finished off with some “Faux stitching” around the edge of the paper, and some black candy dots in the corners. A pretty simple card really.
I do hope you will join us this week and share your projects with us. Check out more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team at Crafty Boots Challenges.
A couple of quick and easy cards made with the beautiful Butterflies Thinlits Dies today, as a reminder about the current Crafty Boots Challenge.
I have kept them nice and simple today, just some pretty papers and some Baker’s Twine. The card on the right is a little different, the butterfly has been cut out of the entire front panel of the card, so that there is a hole in the front when the card is open, and the butterfly is adhered to the inside of the card and can be seen through.
Make any project you like, as long it has butterflies on it, and we would love to see it!
Happy Australia Day to all the Aussies, I hope you had a great day!
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!
Today I am sharing a card I have made using this really cute Giraffe from Cute As A Button Digital Images. Isn’t he just so cute?
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.
Today I am using some new goodies on a card inspired by the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.
I have used a new stamp set called Moon Lake, which I can see is quickly going to become another favourite.
I have combined this lovely image with some of the water paper from the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack (on page 40 of the Occasions Catalogue). I think that paper looks so real, I just want to dive and have a swim!
I’ll be back again later with another project.
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.
I have been playing with some new goodies today, and thought I would make a card for the current challenge at The Male Room.
The theme is New Beginnings!
The card uses two new products, both from the Occasions Catalogue, the “Adventure Awaits” stamp set, and the Bow Builder punch.
Just a quick post, but back with more shortly!
I am a little late with my post for the newest Crafty Boots challenge, as we had a couple of severe storms here yesterday which had our internet out for quite some time. But all is well, and so here it is……
This fortnight, our challenge theme is “Something old, something New”. I have chosen to use some “old” stamp sets and dies, along with some “new” papers from our Sale-a-Bration catalogue, and I have made 2 children’s cards.
Both cards use the new “Irresistibly Yours” Designer Series Papers from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue, as a background. I have then coloured the paper using inks and an aqua brush. While this has made the paper quite wet, it does dry well, and can be straightened easily if it warps, by placing under a large book or similar. I, however, was trying to get them done quickly and so didn’t give them enough time to dry well before making up my cards, and so they are still a little warped around the edges.
Here are the cards, one at a time:
As you can see, the ink colours the background, and allows the glossy pattern to emerge. In the case of the first card, the glossy pattern is the dots.
I have kept the cards simple to allow the background colours and patterns to be more of a focus. The glossy pattern on this card is the small stars.
This is a great challenge which you could interpret in lots of ways, so why not make up your own project using “Something old, and Something New” and share it with us at Crafty Boot Challenges. We love seeing what you come up with.
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 Blendabilities to 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! 🙂