Tuesday, 31 July 2012

On the Beach/Under the Sea - CCC Challenge #16

Hello fellow crafters.  Time for another challenge.  This fortnight the challenge over at Creative Card Crew is "On the Beach/Under the Sea".

This challenge is proudly sponsored by:
Sponsoring 31 January
Michelle Perkett
  Michelle Perkett's digi's also available at Sparkle N Sprinkle 

The digi I used is Camille. I'm having heaps of fun playing with digi's, and I recommend anyone giving them a go.  Today I experiment with colours I don't usually use. I'm really happy with how the card turned out. I've taken several photos at different angles.

Tri-Shutter Card - Full View
 Left frame of tri-shutter
 close up of pearls
These were originally pink. I coloured them with my copic BG09
 Right frame of tri-shutter
 close up of Camille
close up of bottom frame with sea shell.
the sea shells came from an old broken bracelet

  • Copics: E50, E51, E53 (Skin) / Y11, Y15 (Hair) / YR02, YR04 (Ribbon, Bows, Circles) / R59 (Lips) / BG09, BG13, BG15 (Body, Fins) / Spica 0 Clear
  • Emellishments: Green Tara Paper String "Teal Blue" / Kaisercraft Collectables "Rock Pool" and "Sea Friends" both from the Rock Pool collection / Kindy Glitz "clear"
  • Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels "Creme de Cocoa" and "Vanilla Breeze"
  • Digi: Michelle Perkett "Camille"
  • Cardstock: Bazzill
  • Paper: Kaisercraft "Rock Pool" 12"x12" Collection Pack
Cheers FiLoMa

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Card: TPS Cool Waitress

I've recently discovered the joys of digi images, which no doubt you can tell by the number of cards I've recently made LOL.  About a month ago I got "Cool Waitress" by The Paper Shelter. The  minute I saw her I fell in love with her. She reminds me of Grease, one of my all time favourite movies.

This time I practiced my hair technique. I've been wanting to get what I call a more natural look, with wisps of hair. I feel that I achieved this and I'm keen to practice some more with various colours.

The paper I used is "So Sweet" by BoBunny. It is very pretty and to me quite girly with its pinks, blues and browns.

I've taken several different shots of my card.  I hope that you like it.  Here it is:

 Full view of card
 Close up of Cool Waitress by TPS
 Close up of hair
 Close up of roller skates.
I had a pair just like this growing up.
I used the spica 0 clear marker to bling them up
 close up of ice cream cone stack
This was fussy cut from the 6"x6" BoBunny So Sweet paper pad
Close up of the sprinkles I added to three of the ice cream cones.

  • Digi: Cool Waitress by The Paper Shelter
  • Cardstock: Stampin' Up! & Bazzill Bling
  • Paper: 6"x6" BoBunny So Sweet
  • Bling by unknown company
  • Green Tara Paper String "Blue Turquoise"
  • Royal Coat Dimensional Magic
  • Suze Weinbery's Beadazzles "Purple Rain"
  • Spellbinders: Nestabilities Long Rectangle
  • Copics: E50, E51, E53 (Skin) / E31, E33, E35, E37 (Hair) / RV13, RV14 (Hat & Uniform) / RV13, RV14, 100 (Wheels) / RV13 (Bubblegum) / B93, B95, B97 (Apron, Hat, Earring & Eyes) / E02 (Fries) / R46, R59 (Cup & Lips) / E04, E25, E29 (Food packaging) / W7 (Tray) / Spica 0 Clear
Cheers FiLoMa

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Tri-shutter - G45 ABC Primmer

Howdy fellow crafters. This weekend I've been busy playing in the craft room and surfing the net. I decided that I wanted to make a card with my scraps, in line with the "I pledge to use it up" challenge. Late last year I made a build-a-page album, as created by Kathy Orta from Paper Phenomenon, though I didn't post any photos to my blog. Anyway, I had several scraps left over and I decided they would make for a good tri-shutter card. Anna, from Anne's papercreations gave me the idea when she made a comment that Graphic 45 papers call to be fussy cut. I so agree with her and as such made the below card. I've taken several photos.

 Tri-shutter card full view
 close up of left frame
 close up of flowers
 close up of centre, journally area
close up of right frame
  • Paper: Graphic 45 ABC Primmer 12"x12"
  • Cardstock: Bazzill Black
  • Embellishmennts: Prima flower bling / Wild Orchid Craft / Tim Holtz Pen Nibs / Key from Hot Dollar / Owl from Rubi (was originally part of a necklace)
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Tattered Angel Glimmer Mists "Turquoise Blue" and "Vanilla Breeze"
Cheers FiLoMa

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Black Cardstock - CCC Challenge #15

Hello fellow crafters.  Time for another challenge.  This fortnight the challenge over at Creative Cards Crew is "Black Cardstock".

This challenge is proudly sponsored by:

 The digi I used is Uptown Angel by Kenny K.  I'm loving the digi's that are offered,  as they have so much potential.  Today I experimented with adding eyeshadow to my girl. I think she looks great.

CCC Challenge #15 - Black Cardstock

 Overview of whole card
 Close up of "Uptown Angel"

  • Digi: Kenny K's Uptown Angel
  • Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Black
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot
  • Embellishments: Kiasercraft Rhinestones "Script Word"; Brads, flowers and Washi Tape (unknown companies)
  • Copics: Skin = E50, E51, E53, E11 / Hair = E33, E35, E37, E47 / Eyeyshadow = R32, R35, / Lips, Necklace & Top = R32, R35, R37 / Shoes = R32, R35, R37, R22, BV25, BV29 / Wrist Band = BV25, BV29, 100 / Jeans = B93, B95, B97
  • Spica Clear 0

Saturday, 14 July 2012

CCC Desgin Team

Hi everyone, I'm so exited I just had to write this post. Last night when I got home from work I found out that I had just been accepted on the design team for Creative Card Crew (CCC). Mari, the owner of CCC, will officially announce it on the CCC blog when I officially start later in the month, but I am already listed on the blog under the design team members.  I will be looking to add a card to this up coming challenge, but that will be in an unofficial capacity.

If you haven't checked out the talent of the CCC design team, hop on over to the CCC blog and check out the the very talented DT ladies.
Cheers FiLoMa

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Kenny K's Krafty Krew - Big Birthday's Challenge

Earlier in the week I noticed the new challenge over on the Kenny K's Krafty Krew blog. I wasn't sure if I was going to participate and then last night I was just in the mood to join in.  It also gave me an opportunity to stretch  myself and try a different hair colour other than the standard brown I've been doing. I'm quite happy with how my card turned out. I do love the digi's at Kenny K's.  Anyway, here is my entry in this weeks challenge:

 Overall view of the card
 close up of Vicki Lee Viscious digi
 Capturing my first time experimenting with 'Red' hair
 close up of greeting and flowers
The guitar was inspired by Australian country music artist Jasmine Rae and her song "Pink Guitar"

  • Digi: Kenny K's "Vicki Lee Viscious"
  • Cardstock: Stampin' Up! & Creative Memories
  • Paper: Music (unknown company)
  • Embossing: Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades "Bingo Large"
  • Dies: Nestabilities Classic Oval Large and Classic Scallop Oval Large
  • Stamps: The Greeting Farm "Creeper Crew Collection 1"
  • Embellishments: flowers (unknown company), Kaisercraft epoxy brad, Prima Pearl, ribbon (unknown company)
  • Sprays: Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist "Pink Bubblegum", "Cranberry Zing" and "Vanilla Breeze"
  • Inks: Tim Holtz Distress "Fire Brick" and "Black Soot"
  • Copics: E11, E53, E51, E50 (Skin); R29, R59 (Lips & Hair) + E04 (Hair); B93, B95; B97; BV29 (Dress & Stockings); BV25, BV29, 100 (Shoes), 100, W5 (gloves); R81, R85, R59 (Guitar)
Cheers FiLoMa

Monday, 9 July 2012

Baby Shower - Leonie

Tonight I made a card for my friend Leonie. Her baby shower is coming up, so I thought I'd make the card with plenty of time to spare.  The card, a tri-shutter, was inspired by Anne from Annes Papercreations blog (aka xannero1 on YouTube).  Leonie has let us all know that she is having a little girl.  With this information I decided to really go to town and do a girly girl pink card.  I'm really happy with my work and very appreciative of Anne's inspiration.

 Tri-shutter card lying down
 Tri-shutter card standing up
 Tri-shutter card front
i.e left side of card
 close up of WOC and Prima embellishments
 Tri-shutter card back
i.e right side of card
 close up of WOC embellishments
close up of ribbon bow I stuck to her hair

  • Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
  • Paper: Graphic 45 Little Darlings 12"x12"
  • Embellishments: Flowers & Crown Pin from Wild Orchid Crafts (WOC); Butterfly & Ribbon bows from local cheap shop; Pearls from Kaisercraft; Nest with eggs from Prima Marketing; Bling brads (can't recall where I got these)
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities: Labels Eleven

Monday, 2 July 2012

Kenny K's Krafty Krew - Patriotic Challenge

While checking out my blog list I decided to see what was happening on the Kenny K's Krafty Krew (formerly Krafty Girlz) blog challenge.  This week the theme is Patriotic. I've never participated in a challenge before but I liked the idea of this theme and was looking for a good excuse, not that I really need one, to finally get around and using my Kenny K's digi images.

Since I live in Australia, the colours of my country are Red, White and Blue. I know many people might think green and gold, since that is what we wear in the Olympics, but I'm working on the colours of our flag.

I decided to use "Bodacious Bev" and I think she looks fantastic.  Here is my card:

Challenge: Krafty Krew #100 Raise your Flag

  • Copic: Skin E50, E51, E53 / Hair: E33, E35, E37, E47 / Clothes & Shoes: B24, B29, R35, R37 / Eyes B24 / Cross: 100 + a touch of Spica 0 through out
  • Wild Orchid Craft Flowers and Crown Pin
  • Sizzix Star Die
  • Stamp: "My Heart Belongs in Australia" unknown company (unmounted)
  • Digi: Kenny K's "Bodacious Bev"

Update 3 Jul : Corrected stamp saying in supplies list
Cheers FiLoMa

TGF "Maria"

I spent all weekend crafting, working on the binding folders for my Spellbinder Dies, packing up around 6pm to spend the evening reading. Well, the craft juices hadn't stopped flowing and I found I couldn't concentrate on my book as I kept thinking about The Greeting Farm stamp "Maria" that I had stamped in May to use for a Mother's Day card but never got around to using it. I really wanted to colour her in with my Copics, so I finished the chapter I was reading, but my book down and went back into my craft room. 

The card below is what I came up with.  I did not plan the layout of this card and I had no idea of how it would turn out, I just kept adding stuff until I was happy that it didn't need any more stuff. I did think at one point I might over do it, but in the end I was able to stop and feel that I hadn't over done it.  I'm sure my friend Elle will be amazed to hear this as I am such a planner. LOL

When creating this card, I drew on inspiration from Amy of Prairie Paper and Ink (blog and YouTube) as well as Arlene from Butterfly Kisses (blog and YouTube). I find that both these ladies inspire me with their creations.  Both ladies are fabulous in putting patten paper together, the layout of their cards and how they colour with their copics.  I also love Arlene's off the page (OTP) projects and her idea of cutting our her images once coloured in.

The card is made entirely from scraps, with the majority of the embellishments coming from packets already opened or that I've had for over two years and hadn't used.  I often get caught up in what I'm going to do, plan it out, ignore all the scraps I have and head straight for my uncut new cardstock and papers.  Hearing how Arlene always cuts her images gave me a way forward as I noticed that sometimes I get stuck on wondering what to do with an image and stressing over so much white space.  We all know that crafting is meant to be fun and if you stress over how something should be, how much fun is that really.  Taking Arlene's idea of cutting out a coloured image, I found my card just came together.  It is such a simple idea you think I could have worked that one out for myself LOL.

This morning on my way to work I decided that I am going to give this card to myself as a reminder of what can be achieved with scraps.  Anyway, I've rambled on enough. Here is the card.

  • Stamp: The Greeting Farm; Stampin' Up!
  • Copics: E50; E51; E53; R81; R83; C1; C3; spica 0
  • Paper: SEI Jolie Chocolate
  • Embelishments: Tim Holtz Button; Hot Dollar (Cheap shop in Oz) Key Charm; Prima Marketing Bling; Kaisercraft Brads; Wild Orchid Crafts Flower and Crown Pin; lace from my stash years old; miscellaneous twine
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Distress Ink
  • Glimmer Mist: Vanilla Breeze; Pink Bubblegum
  • Cardstock: Kraft; Bazzill Pink/Burgundy of some sort
Cheers FiLoMa