Saturday, 29 October 2011

SCS Challenge - Spooky or Whimsical - DT Card

This weeks challenge has been set by the lovely Bridget and the theme is
Spooky or Whimsical

As this is the last challenge of the month it is also your last chance to be in the draw for 5 digis of choice from our sponsor

I'm Tracey Malnofski, the artist and owner of The Stamping Boutique. My team and I are very happy to sponsor Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. My store has been open since September 2009.I am currently a stamp artist for Unity Stamp Co. and I've worked for InStyleStamps, Squigglefly, and TheDigiShack in the past. I'm a professional artist and an active member of the Artist' Guild in my community. I have quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dachshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It's noisy, but I love them all. I'm truly blessed. "The Stamping Boutique" is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality,as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week.


Well after a complete move around I have somewhat of a semblance of order in my spanking new craft room.  I have restored my desktop pc to factory setting and am in the process of getting all my programs reinstalled.  Keep your fingers crossed I have installed my cutter files correctly as the install disk is now kerput and wont read.

I enjoyed making my card this week, even though it only took me a few hours.  Confession is that I had another one I was making but made such a complete hash of it I threw it in the bin on thursday night.  In my mind it was looking great but when it came down to it, it was a mess lol.  A rethink is in order for next time me thinks.

Anywayz Nitwit to the rescue with the totally cute and spooky ghosty card made from the Halloween set.  I have decoupaged it up to give him some dimension and I think he looks totally fab.  A great fast, last minute card lucky for me hahahaha.

Back to the grindstone for me tonite and an extra hours work on top too.  Yes folks, dont forget to put your clocks back tonite and enjoy an extra hour in bed.  Think of me working hard hahahaha.

Catch u all next week and dont forget to pop over to our gals blogs and have a peek at their spooky creations.  Spread the love in your comments and have a great weekend.


Saturday, 15 October 2011

SCS Challenge - White and 1 other Colour- DT Card

Firstly some news ......

We Ladieez of the Design Team were given a very important job to do over the last few weeks.  We visited all of you lovely (and very talented) peeps who posted to join the new line up on our DT.  Hard, thirsty work it was tooo (bottle of wine went down quite well tho hehehe). 

We eventually decided on these lovely ladieeez to join us other teamies ....

So please pop on over to say hi to them and welcome them to our SCSC family.  Their first posting will be on the first Saturday in November so make sure you join us then to see what visual delights they have for us.

Now this weeks challenge has been set by Da Boss - Secret Crafter - WendyWoo's who will also choose this week's SPOTLIGHT CARD.  She has chosen a theme of:-

White and One Other Colour
(not counting the colour of your image)

Oh my, Oh my, Oh my how wrong can a card go lol.  Worked late yesterday morning and thought, plenty of time to finish when I get home.  I was an hour and a half late geting home to start with (and was tuckered out then) only to nearly finish colouring my image and pickup the wrong pen and ended up with my Angel being flourescent yellow!!!!  OMG!!!  I gave it up as a bad job and went to bed.

Got home this morning determined to get me card sorted.  OMG!!! (again lol) My printer is now printing blue blocked lines across my whole page aaaarrrrgggggghhhhhhhh.  I also couldn't print out the correct sized sentiment for my card either (Lucky for me I hadn't ripped up my already coloured image and sentiment in temper yesterday hahaha) Now please don't ask me how many colours I added to the image to try and get it to the right shade to match the paper cause I lost count at 5 hehehe.  But with a lovely camera and a little program called Photoshop the finished article doesn't look half as bad as it did :-D

So it looks like today I will be trying to fix me printer before even attempting next weeks card hahaha.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend as according to the news this morning we will have snow by next week lol

Happy crafting


Entered into ...

Dream Valley Challenges - Monochrome
Forever Friends - Use a Sentiment
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Saturday, 8 October 2011

SCS Challenge - Anything Goes (as long as it Sparkles) - DT Card

Ladies, so sorry for the latenesss of the post but I have only just gotten home from work :o(

Guess who has chosen this weeks theme.... Meeeeee hahahaha

Anything Goes (as long as it Sparkles)

So let loose with the glitter and stickles to your hearts content woooohooooo hahaha

I chose another image from The Paper Shelter this week Magic Bubbles and I think he is soooo cute hehe.  I must admit he does look a little Irish and would make a wicked image for Paddy's day next year, just need to add some shamrocks.

Coloured with my copics and promarkers.  I have found a great little combo between the two for purples and greens that blend beautifully (message me if you want the details and i'll let you know)  Added copious amounts of Glamour Dust everywhere and a few gems for added sparkle hehe.

The backing is glitter card with papers from Kay Miller Designs - Midnight Garden, which is a lovely combo of cool greens, blues and purples with black accents.

You must, must pop on over to the other gals blogs and look at what they have designed this week, stunning as usual and loads of different ideas to try your hand at.

Sorry for the short post but I an kerrrrnackered now and off for a shower and bed.


Entered into ....
Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle n Bling
The Crafty Purple Frog - Lots of layers

Saturday, 1 October 2011

SCS Challenge - Halloween - DT Card

Ooooooooh nearly Christmas hahahahaha.  Although with the weather we are having this weekend you would hardly believe it.  Hands up how many of you are going down to the beach today!!  Not me I am working again tonite surprise surprise hahaha.

This weeks challenge has been set by our lovely Krafty Kate over at Downright Crafty, and because there are only 30 days left to the 31st October, Spooky Halloweeeeeeeen is this weeks theme.

I have been eyeing this Paper Shelter digi for months and I finally took the plunge and bought it for this challenge.  I love the fact she is concentrating so much she is sticking her tongue out hahaha.

I used a combo of my copics and promarkers to colour her in and found my recent purchase of the ultra fine nib add ons for the promarkers came in exceptionally useful.  There are quite a few fiddly bits to try and colour and they did the job very very well.  They just clip over the top of the bullet nib and away you go.

It actually took me quite a bit longer to colour than I expected but I am very pleased with how it turned out.

I ended up having to use an 8x8 card blank to mount it on as the image is quite large.  The background papers are from the coordinating paper pack and print out lovely.

I did have a few problems with embellishments tho.  For the life of me couldn't find quite the right thing to add to the card so finished up settling on the flowers and spiders web (cut by hand, phew, fiddly or what).  A splash and dash of glitter and all was finished (at about 4am this morning lol).

Pop on over to the other gals blogs to see how they came up with their creations and don't forget to say Hi to our two new ladies joining us this week Janet and Linda.

Thats all folks, enjoy the sunshine and i'll see you all next week.


Entered into ...

The Paper Shelter - For the Girls