Thursday, 18 May 2017

A Sprinkle of Sparkle with Team Lou at the Southern Girls

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge




Our generous sponsors for this challenge are

KC

Polkadoodles

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Today I have used the super cute Helga Hippo - Fairy Princess digital stamp by Polkadoodles, one of our generous sponsors this fortnight.

I created a centre box card to frame the magical Helga.



This card has fancy folds and dimension with the bonus of folding flat for mailing.

I printed Helga on X-Press It Blending card, heat set the image then coloured with Copic markers.  Then came the fun (and challenge) of fussy cutting.  Once cut, I went around the edges of the image with a tuxedo black marker.  I added clear Wink of Stella sparkle to the wings.
I created the card base using my scoreboard, layering the panels with glitter tape and foiled patterned paper.  I layered the glitter tape on white cardstock to create the die cut sentiment and fancy bows.

Here are some more pics - click on them to see them enlarged.


The card folds flat in either for mailing.

This was my first time creating a centre box card,
so I thought I would share my dimensions with you:
  • panel for card base - 6 1/2" x 10 1/4"
  • scored at 2" - 3 1/4" - 7 1/4" - 8 1/2"
  • 2" glitter tape adhered to side and middle panels
  • patterned paper panels - 1 1/2" x 6 3/8" and 3 1/2" x 6 3/8"
  • sentiment panel - 8" x 1 7/8" (trimmed 1/8" off after glitter tape adhered)
  • white layer of sentiment panel 7 3/4" x 5/8"
  • sentiment & bows - adhered glitter tape to white cardstock then die cut
  • Helga - 3 3/4" tall

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Copic markers - skin - C0 C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
Copic markers - teeth - W00 W0
Copic markers - clothes - V0000 V000 V01 V05
Copic markers - wand - E99 Y21
(I added silver glitter to the wand, so you can't see the original yellow)
Copic markers - flower - Y21 V0000 V000 V01 V05
Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Tip Marker
 Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush - sparkle added to wings
Kaisercraft - 6 1/2" paper pad - Violet Crush
textured cardstock
Martha Stewart scoreboard
Best Creation Inc - Glitter Tape - 2" silver
Paper Smooches - Bows Dies
Couture Creations - Intricutz Dies - Script Happy Birthday
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment & bows

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Sending a big Thank You to Polkadoodles for sponsoring

I hope I have inspired you to create a sparkling project and look forward to seeing your work shared in the challenge gallery.

Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Colour Crazy Challenge - WK18- Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - WK 19 - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Fold It Fancy
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog - Challenge #239 - One For The Ladies / Mother's Day
Ike's World Challenges - Anything Goes with optional twist of "Fairly Flying"
Helga the Fairy Princess has sparkling wings and is fairly flying across the card
In The Pink - Challenge #119 - Razzle Dazzle
Making Memories Crafting Challenge Blog - Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Something Beginning With "B"
this "B"irthday card has "B"ows
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - PIP Challenge #1720 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge #329 Anything Goes
Pile It On - Challenge #130 - Animal
Polkadoodles Paper Crafting Challenge - Week 18/19 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #243 - Graduation Cards or Anything Goes
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog - May Challenge - Colour Pink
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes with option "Mother's Day"
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: A Bit Of Sparkle
Sparkles Monthly Challenges Blog - Challenge #92 - Four (4) Or More Legs
STAMPlorations - May Challenge - Theme and Sketch
I was inspired by the sketch
   

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Adding Flowers . . . with the Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #123 - Add Flowers

The sponsors for this challenge are:

Digital Delights
Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Prize: $5 Gift Certificate

Prize: 3 Winners!!
1. $10 Gift Certifcate
2. 1 Digital Image
3. 1 Digital Image

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Today I have used the Pretty Petals 2 digital stamp from Miss Daisy Stamps,
one of our generous sponsors this week to make a centre easel card.



I printed the image several times on white textured cardstock, heat set,
coloured the centre of each flower, leaves and stems using Copic markers
cut one image panel into a circle then fussy cut the rest of the flowers.
I went around the edges of the fussy cut flowers with a tuxedo black marker.

This is my first time making a centre easel card, so I thought I would share some of the details:

  • 7" x 12" panel of cardstock scored at 6" so that the folded card is 7" wide x 6" tall
  • strips cut at 1 1/2" and 5 1/2" from the bottom edge to the top card fold,
    resulting in three panels 1 1/2", 4" and 1 1/2" wide
  • adhere the 1 1/2" strips to the card base
  • take the 4" x 6" centre panel and score across at 3"
  • mat each of the panels, including the inside one
  • cut the image panel into a circle 4 1/4" diameter
  • mat the image panel
  • adhere image panel to the upper edge of the lower middle panel,
    ensuring the circle in aligned evenly when the card is closed flat
  • adhere multiple layers of fussy cut flowers to the image panel for dimension
  • adhere fussy cut flowers to decorate the side panels
  • cut a sentiment panel 2" x 2 3/4" and mat same as front panels
  • adhere sentiment
  • the sentiment panel makes the wedge to hold folded front panel
    to make the centre easel fold card 

I'm really please how these fancy folds turned out and have some more pics to share.





*** INGREDIENTS ***
Miss Daisy Stamps - digital stamp - Pretty Petals 2
Copic markers - flower centres - Y35
Copic markers - stems and leaves - YG03 YG17
Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Tip Marker
Kaisercraft - 6 1/2" paper pad - Fly Free Collection
textured cardstock
Paper Smooches - Hello Words Dies
Helmar 450 Quick Dry liquid adhesive (to adhere layers)
Tombow Mono Multi liquid adhesvie (to adhere sentiment)

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Sending a big Thank You to Miss Daisy Stamps for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #123 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Aloha Friday Challenges - Challenge #94 - Anything Goes with optional twist "For Mom"
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Fold It Fancy 
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog - Challenge #239 - One For The Ladies / Mother's Day
Making Memories Crafting Challenge Blog - Challenge #5 - Anything Goes 

Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
Paper Smooches - May 2017 Challenge - Flowers
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - PIP Challenge #1720 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge #329 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Paper Crafting Challenge - Week 18/19 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #243 - Graduation Cards or Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes with option "Mother's Day"
STAMPlorations - May Challenge - Theme and Sketch
I was inspired by the sketch
   

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Bringing out the bling with the Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #122 - Bling

The sponsor for this challenge is:

The Paper Shelter
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

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Today I have used the She's Charming digital stamp
from The Paper Shelter, our generous sponsor this week.



I printed the image on a sheet of A5 X-Press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  The image panel is double-matted with pink and maroon cardstock.
The sentiment was created in Adobe Photoshop using two of my favourite fonts (Bookman Oldstyle and Janda Celebration Script), double-matted the same as the image panel and popped in position with foam squares.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the mirror, coloured it with Copic markers, added a panel of shimmering silver cardstock then added rhinestones to each of the ornate curves.
A cluster of paper flowers finished off the card, making a visual triangle with the sentiment and mirror.


*** INGREDIENTS ***
The Paper Shelter - digital stamp - She's Charming
X-Press It - A5 blending card
Copic markers - skin - E0000 E000 E00
Copic markers - cheek & lips - E00 R01
Copic markers - eye - YG67 + "0"
Copic markers - hair - E30 E31 E33 E35 E37
Copic marker - hair clip - R81 83 R85 R89
Copic markers - dress - R81 R83 R85
Copic markers - shoes - R85 R89
Copic marker - toenails - R81
Copic marker - powder puff - RV000 RV000
Copic markers - mirror - E21 E23 E25
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - cut file - Mirror by Lettering Delights
Kaisercraft - paper blooms - Fuchsia
Kaisercraft - mini paper blooms - Fuchsia
Kaisercraft - 12x12 paper - Flora Delight Collection - Enchanting
bronze rhinestones

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Sending a big Thank You to The Paper Shelter
 for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being our sponsor for 
Challenge #122 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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A Perfect Time To Craft - Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
Aloha Friday Challenges - Challenge #94 - Anything Goes + optional twist "For Mom"
Colour Crazy Challenges - WK18 - Anything Goes
Come And Get It Challenges - Birthday Wishes
Crafting By Designs - May Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #369 - Anything Goes with optional twist "Use 5 of Something"
I have used five roses
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - WK 19 - Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting Challenge Blog - Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - PIP Challenge #1719 - Anything Goes
PaperCrafter's Corner - Magazine Mondays Week #170
The charming lady in my image is also bending over and the
legs of the chair have a similar curve to the legs of my mirror.
QKR Stampede - Challenge #242 - Feminine Cards or Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts - May Challenge - Going For A Quirky Song
My quirky song is "Absolutely Fabulous" by the Pet Shop Boys, a fun song, perfect for this image and the sentiment of my card.  The words "Absolutely Fabulous" roll of your tonque so smoothly and are such a pleasure to say, in person and on cards too.
I confess, I enjoyed watching the quirky adventures of Edina
with her quirky family and even more quirky friend Patsy :)
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge - May Challenge - Colour Pink
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes with option "Mother's Day"
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: It's A Frame Up
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Going Dotty
The Paper Shelter - Challenge #293 - Love Is In The Air
My charming lady is getting ready for a date with her love.
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD Challenge May 9-15 - Anything Goes

Saturday, 6 May 2017

more CAS poppies

Yes, more poppies.
I am really enjoying my time with these elegant images
and my red & green Copic markers.

You can see my first pair of CAS poppy cards and learn more about Challenge #121 Clean and Simple with the Crafty Gals Corner HERE.

You can see my 2nd pair of CAS poppy cards HERE.

This pair of cards are to remind loved ones that "you are in our thoughts"

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I combined two of my favourite fonts in Adobe PhotoShop again (Bookman Old Style and Janda Celebration Script) to create the sentiment.

   



... and one last pic of showing them together.


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Sparkle N Sprinkle - digital stamp set - Poppies Set #771b
X-Press It - A5 blending card
Copic markers - poppy - R21 R22 R24 R27 R59 R89
Copic markers - leaves - fading petals version - G40 G43 G46
Copic markers - leaves - curved petals version - G21 G24 G28
American Crafts - textured cardstock - black
Helmar450 Quick Dry Adhesive (to adhere the layers)
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue (to adhere the sequins)
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Crafting When We Can Challenges - Challenge #143 - Clean and Simple
Polkadoodles Paper Crafting Challenge - Week 18 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Blog - Work It Wednesday April 2017
April Showers Bring May Flowers
Sparkles Monthly Challenges Blog - Challenge #91 - Use Your Favourite Colour Combo
one of my favourite combos is red/green/white/black,
perfect for Christmas and elegant designs all year long
Whimsie Doodles - April Anything Goes Challenge
optional twist "Food or Drink"

Friday, 5 May 2017

CAS poppies

Yes, more CAS poppy cards.

My 1st post shared a pair of CAS "for someone special" poppy cards and all about our latest challenge Challenge #121 - Clean and Simple (CAS) at the Crafty Gals Corner


Full details can be found on my first "for someone special" post HERE.

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This pair of 5"x7" cards will be sent "with our deepest sympathy".

I combined two of my favourite fonts in Adobe PhotoShop (Bookman Old Style and Janda Celebration Script) to create the sentiment.

The poppies are digital stamps (details below), coloured with Copic markers.





You might be thinking, "why did she add the sequins?"
OK ... I confess ... I had an inky oops that didn't want to move.

Which one do you prefer?
Should I add sequins to the other cards?

You can see my first pair of CAS poppy cards and learn more about Challenge #121 Clean and Simple with the Crafty Gals Corner HERE

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Sparkle N Sprinkle - digital stamp set - Poppies Set #771b
X-Press It - A5 blending card
Copic markers - poppy - R21 R22 R24 R27 R59 R89
Copic markers - leaves - fading petals version - G40 G43 G46
Copic markers - leaves - curved petals version - G21 G24 G28
American Crafts - textured cardstock - black
Pretty Pink Posh - sequins - Sparkling Clear - 4mm, 6mm and 8mm
Helmar450 Quick Dry Adhesive (to adhere the layers)
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue (to adhere the sequins)
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Keeping it CAS at the Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with


Challenge #121 - Clean and Simple (CAS)

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

Sparkle N Sprinkle
Sparkle N Sprinkle
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate


Prize: 3 Digital Images

Kitty Bee Designs
Prize: 1 digital image

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Today I have used the elegant Poppies Set #771b digital stamp set
from Sparkle N Sprinkle, one of our generous sponsors this week.
The images were designed by the talented Beccy Muir.

I set up the card panels using Adobe PhotoShop, tucking the sentiment in between the flower and leaf, with two image panels fitting on a A5 sheet.  This set comes with a beautiful collection of sentiments to choose from.
I printed the images on X-Press It blending card, "set" with my heat tool and coloured with Copic markers.
One image I coloured with "light" shining off the curve of the petals, the other version with the petals fading towards the edges.  I also used different shades of green for the leaves and stems.

 

I trimmed the image panels to be 3" wide and (the full height of the landscape A5 sheet) and matted them with scarlet cardstock, giving a 1/16" border.



... and one last pic of them together.
Which one do you prefer?


*** INGREDIENTS ***
Sparkle N Sprinkle - digital stamp set - Poppies Set #771b
X-Press It - A5 blending card
Copic markers - poppy - R21 R22 R24 R27 R59 R89
Copic markers - leaves - fading petals version - G40 G43 G46
Copic markers - leaves - curved petals version - G21 G24 G28
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Scarlet
Helmar450 Quick Dry Adhesive (to adhere the layers)

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Sending a big Thank You tSparkle N Sprinkle for supplying the digital stamps I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #121 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.

I hope you're feeling inspired and create something to enter our challenge.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Aloha Friday Challenges - Challenge #93 - In The Garden
A Perfect Time To Craft - Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
Beccy's Place - May Challenge - Anything using Beccy's Place Goes
CAS(E) this Sketch!CTS #219
I have flipped the sketch, with my main image & sentiment at the top of the card
Color It!  Create It!  Show It Off! - May Challenge Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes May Edition
Crafty Catz - Challenge #368 - ATG
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #129 always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Challenge #117 always Anything Goes
+ optional twist Teacher Appreciation
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Week 17 - Anything Goes
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Challenge #237 - Flower Power
Hiding In My Craft Room - HIMCR #299 Freestyle
Incy Wincy Designs - 1st til 13th May - CLEAN and SIMPLE
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog - Challenge #40 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Challenge #161 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #97 - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Challenge #129 - Interactive and/or Birthday
QKR Stampede - Challenge #241 - Wheels or Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #115 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Challenge #292 - Flowers
Victorine Originals - Challenge #1 - theme "Mother"
these cards are for very special ladies, who also happen to be Mothers