Saturday, 26 January 2013

CWWCC #36 - mid way reminder

I really wanted to have a play with my CraftArtist 2 and this Fishy Bulb image from The Stamping Chef gave me the perfect opportunity.  I imported the image into the program and had a play with the cutout studio, punches and styles.  I have used several layers in the program to achieve this page and I printed it out and stuck it to some greyboard I then attached a big clip to the top.  I plan on using it as a place to put the letters etc I need to deal with.  I've pictured it nice and big in the hope you can see the effects on the light bulb.  A metal top, a smooth glass effect underneath the top and a glass effect with a ripple for the water.  I then had to make the fish into a punch so I could cut out the material I wanted and then put the image back over it.  I've still not quite got it right but I'm really please with the work.  

Here are some close ups I hope you can see the effects.
not quite got the fish righ but I will be working on this
Hope you all have a great weekend and don't forget to hop over to the Challenge and leave us your Strawberries and Cream (red and white) projects.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

New ATC swap

Lynne over at Craft Den Studio is starting a new ATC swap.  You can find all the details HERE 

Monday, 21 January 2013

Just a little something

I was commenting on Crafting Vicky's blog and the theme of the challenge she had made her DT card for was "warm thoughts" over at Digi Makeover Challenge.  A little pouch that I saw a tutorial for many years ago sprang to mind.  The tutorial is by Paul over at Crafty Blogocks.  The one I've made is a bit different but the principle is the same.

I used my CraftArtist program and the digikit Cocoa Latte to print out the card on both sides then I printed and cut out an embellie to put on the front, when I've more time to play I will have a go at printing it onto the back of the card.  I can get 2 pouches out of 1 A4 piece of card.  Now I've made this up I think next time I will make slots in the slope instead of 1 oval and insert 3 or 4 sachets of hot chocolate and maybe some tiny marshmallows.  When I find my hook and loop tape I will put a small piece on to hold the flap in place.
Don't have any sachets so used a folded up crisp packet
Sending Hugs to everyone and hoping you are either keeping safe and warm or safe and cool depending on where you are in the world.  In Sheffield we have snow, not good if you have to go out in it but the trees look fantastic.  :-) xx 

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Crafting When We Can Challenge 36 - Strawberries and Cream (red and white)

The Challenge for this fortnight is Strawberries and Cream or red and white.  We were given images to use by our lovely sponsor who is 

The image I chose to use is Maggie. She reminds me of the showgirls you see in the saloons in the old Western films.  I can see her on the stage of Deadwood (Calamity Jane reference).

I have cut my card into a diamond shape, not as easy as it looks for me, getting the right dimensions took some doing.  The base card and mats are are from Rymans it's 200gsm, cream, coated card and the DP is another sheet from my K and Co 12 x 12 pad.  Circles of the paper and card were inked with fired brick DI and rolled into flowers and stuck on with my glue gun.  Boy does that glue get everywhere.  The image was coloured with Copic markers.  I will choose a sentiment later when I find them all so I can choose the right one.
Now you've seen my project hop over to the Challenge blog and leave your Strawberries and Cream projects with the blue froggy and the DT will be over to leave you some love.


My Time to Craft #205 - Sketch (hope you can see it)
Allsorts Challenge 190 - Flower Power
Cute Card Thursday 252 - Diamonds are Forever (card & layer shape)
Simply Create Too #29 - Anything Goes

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Crafting When We Can Challenges 35 - Favourite Things

The first Challenge of 2013 by Crafting When We Can is 

Favourite Things

and our Wonderful Sponsor is

We were given the opportunity to choose our own image and I chose Bella Bride.  I don't have many bride images and I thought this one could be used for other things as I think she's beautiful and I hope I've done her justice.

My Favourite Things

I love to use card to make my base layer instead of a bought card base and this time I've used some linen effect I forgot I had.  I love to use the papers out of my 360 page K and Co paper pad.  I used my now worn Fiskar paper cutter to cut my mats and layers, the ink has just about worn off the base so I have to turn it the other way to use the measurements at the top.  I used my favourite Spellbinder label die (I have other dies but always seem to turn to this one.  Alcohol pens, Promarker & Copics.  In fact I think this is one of my favourite cards and I don't say that about many.  The plain space at the top is where my sentiment will go when I can find one I like

Hop over to the Challenge blog and show us your projects using your
 FAVOURITE THINGS, just don't forget to let us know what they are.


Digital Tuesday Challenge 191 - Layers
Catch the Bug - Stella says sketch - Sketch
My Time To Craft 203 - All about the New
A Gem of a Challenge 62 - New Beginnings
Cute Card Thursday 250 - Something New