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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DTDF - Miss Anya Scarves...

So this morning I want to share a card I made with one of the TGF Miss Anya Scarves which I have stamped onto Craftwork Cards Digital Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I have coloured the image with Copics using the following colours...
Skin - E000/E00/E11/R20
Hair - E15/E17/E18/E19
Clothing - BG10/BG11/BG72/Y21/Y28/B91/B93/B95/B97
The papers are all Bo Bunny Snowy Day which I have layered with some Bazzill Kraft cardstock.  I have embellished with some lace & velvet ribbon, washi tape and a couple of sentiments.

Be sure to check out the DTDF November Christmas Challenge...HERE.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Saturated Canary Challenge - Lou's Sketch!

A little late posting this again...darn blogger funk...I just can't seem to shake it.

Last Friday was the start of a new challenge over on the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog...a sketch by Lou.

For my card I have used a freebie image called Ava which I have coloured with Copics using the following colours...
Skin - E000/E00/E11/R20
Eyes - G12/G14
Hair - E15/E17/E18/E19
Clothing - R37/R39/R20/R21/R22/W0/W1/W2/W3/W5
The papers are all My Minds Eye Lost and Found 3 Ruby which I have layered with some black cardstock (think it was from Craftwork Cards). I have embellished with some ribbon and twine and a Craftwork Cards sentiment.

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT's awesome creations, and join us to be in with a chance of winning the SC store credit.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Saturated Canary Rubber Stamps Release 2!!!

We are celebrating a new Saturated Canary Rubber Stamp release today!

This release is huge and will knock your socks off!
The images are just too adorable for words, and there is something for everyone...from the cute to the sexy.


Pre-Orders are open TODAY!!
You will be able to get the entire collection from Dies to Die For.
Once you see them all, you will have to have them.

For fun the Saturated Canary DT and the Little Darlings DT have together for a wonderful Blog Hop to show ALL the images and offer you some inspiration...and we have a Special Guest Appearance by the lovely and super talented Claudia Rosa... I am sure many of you know of her stunning creations.

So here is the card I created using an image called Winter's Tale...
She is coloured with Copics using the following colours...
Skin - E000/E00/E11/R20
Hair - 100/C3
Clothing - BG70/BG72/BG75/B91/B93/B95/B97/ V91/V93/V95/V97
Snowman - BG72/BG75/R37/R39/C0
The papers are all Echo Park Winter Wishes layered with co-ordinating Bazzill cardstock. I have embellished the main image with Stickles Frosted Lace glitter glue for the snow/snowflakes and the ear muffs and pom pom have puff paint added. The card is finished off with some white organza ribbon, some silver snowflakes cut from mirror card using a Martha Stewart snowflake punch (can't rememeber which one) and a sentiment by Catslife Press.

Below is the order of the Hop, you should have come to me from Bev's fabulous blog, and be heading from me onto I am sandwiched between to Crafting Godesses...
I have added the full blog line up so that if you came straight to me, you can go back to the beginning and join in the fun...there are some fab prizes up for grabs if you join in and comment on everyones blog...

Alyce Keegan
Debbie Jennett
Rebekah Lane
Vicky Pass
Alberto Gava
Angela Wood
Sheri Wilshire
Bev Rochester
Caroline Sears (ME)
Claudia Rosa
Sharon Caudle
Jane Kyle
Janiel Corley (Janny)
June Nelson
Krista Smith
Maria Therese Hatloy
Mindy Baxter
Ruby Montes
Sandie Dunne
Sara Winter
Angie Hunt

Happy Hopping....and remember comment on all participants and be in with a chance of winning...Angie from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps will be giving some lucky winners some rubber from the new release.

Monday, November 19, 2012

December Daily Daybook...

So every year come November I have all these plans to join in with either December Daily or Shimelle's Journal my Christmas....and for the last couple of years I have completely failed to be prepared...

This year I have been hooked on making my own decided to prepare ahead and made one for December...

As always I have made the cover from Kraft cardstock and added acetate (this one is by Fancy Pants). I also added some stickers and MME washi tape, and a paperclip.
Here is a little peek inside...the papers are all Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage, and I have added stickers from the same collection and more of the MME Christmas washi tape. When I add the pics etc I have some flair badges and other bits to go in too...
Let's see in January 2013 how successful I was keeping this going...LOL

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cute Card Thursday Challenge - A Sketch!

So I am also late showing this card...for last weeks challenge on Cute Card Thursday. So this weeks challenge is a Sketch...

For my card I have used a Whimsie Doodles image called Cafe Lizzie which I have coloured with Copics using the following colours...
Skin - E000/E00/E11/R20
Hair - E15/E17/E18/E19
Clothing - B91/B93/B95/B97/YR04/BG10/BG11/BG13/Y21
Coffee Cup - E50/E51/E53/BG10/BG11/BG13

The papers are all My Minds Eye Happy Day layered with some Bazzill Kraft cardstock, embellished with a little pearl bling and some Washi Tape.

Be sure to join in before 8pm GMT to have a chance of winning this week prize.


Saturated Canary Challenge - Fairytales...

So behind with Blogging.....just not beem feelin' it. So here is a card I made for the challenge last week on Saturated Canary...the theme was Fairytales/Fairies. I decided to make a couple of Cinders and the other The Fairy Godmother. Both the Elphie (who I made into Cinders) and Glinda (who I made into The Fairy Godmother) have been coloured with Copics. The papers on the Cinders tag are by My Minds Eye Lost & Found Union Square and I have added some Washi tape, MM tiny alpha stickers, Tim Holtz chit chat stickers and Seam Binding to finish. The Fairy Godmother tag has Carta Bella Paris Girl papers, and is also decorated with Washi tape, MM tiny alpha stickers. Tim Holtz chit chat stickers ans some organza ribbon from my stash.

Be sure to pop on over and check out the still have a little over a week to join in the fun.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Crafty Bloggers Network Monthly Challenge...

I am a week late sharing this with you...what can I say...blame the stinky head cold for my lack or enthusiasm for Blogging...still not totally over the cold, but feeling a little better and determind to get back to crafting and blogging.

So this month over on the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge Blog we are sponsored by Chocolate Baroque.

This card has beem made using one of their sets stamped with Versamagic Pink Petunia & Midnight Black, Brilliance Graphite Black & Platinum Planet then cut and mounted onto 3d foam pads. The papers are all DCWV Rose Christmas layered with Craftwork Cards cardstock and with some bakers twine and tulle added.

Check out the challenge and join in for a chance to win a fab prize. Also check out our DT Call...

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Sassafras Lass Daybook...

If you are a regular here on my blog you will have noticed I have fallen in love with the Amy Tangerine Daybook, I decided that I wanted to have a go at making my own....after all that is how Amy came up with the idea of the books...she made one with scraps left over from a demo she was doing at CHA... So here are some step by step instructions of how I make them...
So the first step is to make a cover. I use Bazzill Kraft cardstock and a piece of overlay/acetate. This book measures 7.5 x 5.5 inches. The overlay/acetate measures 5.5 inches deep and is very slighty shorter that the cover so that it doesn't hang over.
The inside pages are made from double sided papers...if they are a little thicker than paper that is better as it gives the pages more support. Cut them in a variety of sizes smaller than your cover. As you can see I have included some envelopes in my book, plus used some decorative edges to the some washi tape and stickers.
More of the inside pages...
More of the inside pages, envelopes and stickers...

Now back to decorating the cover. I added some washi tape to the inside and sticker that goes with the paper range I used. I stuck the sticker over the busy overlay/acetate on the front so that it created a place to put the title of the album at a later date.
The inside of the cover is decorated with more washi tape and another sticker.
Now The the cover and insides are ready I added the clips to hold all the pages in place ready to make the holes for hand sewing the book together. 
As you can see in the picture I have added holes down the centre fold of the album using an embroidery needle and foam mat.
When I start sewing from the second hole down and then back one hole and forward two means you over sew, but it makes the binding nice and strong.
More of the sewing...
A close up of the sewing.
Further down and you can get more of an idea...
Sewing all done, and as you can see you get a neat(ish) sewn line down the centre of the daybook.
Here is the sewing from the outside...
I hope this explains everything, and inspires a few of you to have a go at your own book. It is a great way to use up all the pieces of patterned paper you have laying around. Also it is a great saver as the Amy Tangerine Books cost between £6.99-£9.99, and I have estimated that this book cost me about £4 to make and it is utterly unique. If you are a cardmaker with mainly 6x6 pads laying around then don't think you can't have a go at this...I have made another album that is just 6.5 x 4.5 inches and all the pages inside are made from a 6x6 paper pad.