Saturday, 26 November 2011

SCSC Challenge - Borders & Flowers - DT Card

Hi Guys

Hope you all had a lovely week and for those of you stateside a Happy Thanksgiving.

This weeks challenge over at SC Saturday Challenge has been set by one of our new DT members Janet, and is

Borders & Flowers

This is your last week to be in with a chance of winning this months prize of 5 digi's 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.

I decided to combine the two and do a flower border hehe (no its not cheating lol)  After much fiddling got the border cut using Bazzil Bling card in a soft shimmery lilac.  

I used LOTV Garden of wishes stamp as I think she fits perfectly and I just had a vision of the colours in her wings.  I used my Copics and Promarkers to colour her in and decided to have a proper play with the light from the star on her face and took more time to try and work with the shadows (which i am not too good at working the shadows from the light source lol) but I am quite pleased with the result although i couldnt quite bring myself to use the purple shading on the skin which some others do really well (yeah go on call me chicken hahaha)

I glittered the wings to death then added more stickles hehehe.  Stamped a few swirls around the edges and (yep u guessed it) sticklez'd them an all.  I cut the swirl and flower on my Klick n Kut and glittered the swirl too.  After colouring the petals with coordinating copics I sprayed it with water and scrunched it up a bit to give it some life.  After I dried with with my heat gun I dusted it with Mica powders as I didnt want to overdo the glitter
(is there such a thing as too much glitter??? Discuss lol)

Well off now to try and make a dent in my Xmas card list as I think I have 3 done hehehehe.  Have a great week and dont forget to share some love on the other gals blogs.


Entered into the following ...
Lily of the Valley - Anything Goes (I remembered the rules this week :D)
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle (errrm yep lol)
Bearly-Mine - My Fave Things (glitter, copics, klick n kut)

Saturday, 19 November 2011

SCSC Challenge - Janes Sketch - DT Card

Mooornin Ladeeeez, hope you are all good this weekend (flamin cold this mornin tho *shiver)

This weeks challenge has been set by our Lovely Jane and she has bought us a sketch to follow this week.

I must admit I struggled with the sketch this week as I couldnt seem to find any image that looked right for the card I had imagined in my minds eye.  Until I stumbled across a load of older images on my external hard drive that I purchased from PC Hugbug, perfect!

Printed out the images onto 160gsm card and mounted onto some silver mirri board.  I used the papers that came along with the images and again mounted the snowflake paper onto silver mirri.  I decoupaged the Snowmuch fun sentiment and cut a couple of snowflakes out then glittered them to within an inch of their lives lol.

I was going to put three flakes along the right hand side but do you think I can find my small flake punch, nope have no idea where that has gone in this blackhole of a crafting room hahahaha.  As it was getting close to our cut off time I had to go with some square gems (Note to self: TIDY UP THIS ROOOOOOOM!!!) hehehe

Sorry about the quality of the pikky but I am having some focussing problems with my camera (fiddled with the setting and now dont work properly :( grrr) and I cant remember what the original setting are boooo hoooo.

Good luck with the sketch and I am really looking forward to seeing how you interpret the layout.

See you all next weeks, have a good one ladeeez an wrap up warm brrrrrr


Saturday, 12 November 2011

SCSC Challenge - Spots & Stripes - DT Card

This weeks challenge has been set by der heavenly Helen and is ...
Spots and Stripes

As it is t'other halfs birthday in a couple of weeks I decided to get ahead and actually make him a birthday card this year lol.  Whilst blog hopping I saw a card with Knight Dudley on and fell in love with it.  I actually have him in my stash but didn't realise so no spending xmas cash for me this week lol.

Coloured Dudderz with my copics and had a play with the banner trying to recreate the folds and I think they came out rather well.  I googled "scroll" and came up with this version which I thought fit the bill, added some text and printed it out.

I finally got my cutter up and running so fired out the spotty brown border without a hitch.  The papers I found in my digi stash and matched the colours I wanted to use so all in all a very easy week for me lol.  With all the trouble I have had the past few weeks it was a very pleasant surprise hahaha.

I just hope next week is kind to me lol.


Entered into ..
Pikes Playground - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - Masculine
Craft your Passion Challenge - Anything Goes + Brown
Lily of the Valley - Creature Comforts

Saturday, 5 November 2011

This weeks challenge has been set by the lovely Franchesca and is

Flowers, ribbons and lace

I couldnt resist the new image from Make It Crafty - Chantelle at the Races.  She was a joy to colour although finding the right combo to match my papers was a little difficult.  The colours I had were either too blue or too violet/pink so had to mix n match and it too me a bit longer than I expected hehe.

Although I am happy with the finished image  I am not too happy about the overall card (there is something missing/lacking me thinks).  In my haste to finish it I forgot to stamp the swirls around the image before I stuck it down.  By the time I realised it was stuck fast grrrr.  I added some lace coloured with my black marker and sprayed with glitter spray down the one side. I settled on some PP papers and used the texturiser on the purple one to add a bit of interest

I have also had to reinstall my cutter and because my original disk has died a death I have had to download more software which is different to my original one.  I cant get the computer speaking to my cutter now so all the work I have done this week with the swirls and flowers I wanted to add to my card was for nought boo hoooo.  I had to rifle through my very disorganised stash to find some prepunched leaves and got to work on a ribbon rose to add in the corner instead.

Anywayz it just goes to show that we can't be perfect all the time hahahaha

Hope you guys join in with us this week and don't forget to pop on over to the other Gals blogs and share some love