Monday, 30 January 2012

Exciting News + AFA Recipe Challenge!

Hi everyone! Today I want to share some exciting news....I have been asked to be a part of the Anyone for Anya Design Team!! I am so thrilled to be a part of such a creative and diverse team, especially as I love my TGF stamps!

This week over at Anyone for Anya we have a recipe challenge:

3 papers + 2 embellishments + 1 image

Seems easy right? Maybe is you aren't paranoid like I am! lol! I was going to be naughty and do two 'types' of embellishments, but then  I thought NO - I must be disciplined! So, in the end, I went for a really nice and simple card using my new Miss Anya Garland Stamp. I used some DPs from My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey. My two embellishments were a cream ribbon which I folded into a flower shape, and a vintage-look button from Prima.

I coloured Miss Anya using my copic markers and edged all of my papers using Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink. I also used a gold pen to draw on a border (I thought sewing would be counted as another embellishment lol!).

Hope to see all of your beautiful creations over at Anyone for Anya this week - we have some great sponsors and it is a lot of fun :)

Thanks for stopping by!

I am also entering this over at the Make It Monday Linky Party :)

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Freaky Flutter

Hi everyone! Today's card that I want to share with you all is inspired by the lovely photo over at The Shabby Tea Room. The challenge this week is 'Sparkly and Bright' and you have to use white/cream, silver, and pink! I recently won the Freaky Flutter digi over at The Greeting Farm and thought this would be a good challenge to use her. I don't really see many cards with Freaky Flutter but I think she is so gorgeous and versatile! What do you think?

The DPs that I have used are from the new Kissing Booth collection from Basic Grey. I really like this collection - it is so romantic! I inked all of the DPs, kraft stock, and the doily with my Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet so that they all blended nicely.

For embellishments I have used some bakers twine from my stash, a button embellishment from Prima and a mixture of Prima flowers. The pink tipped flowers are just white ones that I got from my local craft store and used the Victorian Velvet Distress ink on the ends of the petals. I find that customising flowers to suit your project is a great way for everything to tie in. You can see a mini tutorial I did of this here.

I stamped Freaky Flutter using Memento ink in Tuexedo Black, and coloured her using my copic markers. I embellished her dress (cake? lol) using Martha Stewart Sterling Silver Glitter Powder.

Other challenges that I will be entering with this card:

Thanks for stopping by :)



Monday, 23 January 2012

We're Off to See the Wizard

Hi everyone! Today's card that I want to share is a card I made for The Greeting Farm's Customer Challenge weekend over at Split Coast Stampers! The theme for this week's challenge is Favourite Children's Book, and I have chosen to go with The Wizard of Oz. I have turned one of my Anyas from the new Miss Anya Garland set into Dorothy with a gingham print, ruby slippers, and dark brown plaits. I paper pieced her banner with green DPs and wrote the word OZ on it.

I made some cascading hills using my Crate Paper DP, and drew in the yellow brick road. The green glittery thing at the back is MEANT to be the Emerald City - but that thing is hard to make! Haha - if you get a chance google the emerald city and you will know what I mean!

The sky background was done using my Broken China distress ink. I created a circular template for the clouds and sponged the ink over the top of the template to create the cloud and sky effect. This was a really easy technique that is quite effective - I am thinking that I will add a tutorial for this shortly! I finished the card off with some green zigzag stitching just to ground the colours.

Dorothy was coloured using my copic markers. I finally have my new skin coloured copics and they certainly make a difference!

Thanks for stopping by :)


Thursday, 19 January 2012

Fleur Anya

*UPDATE - My card has just been announced as a winner of TGFs Farm Fresh Spyday Challenge!! Woo!! Thanks so much to the team at the Greeting Farm!*

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you a card that I made for TGF's FFC Spyday Challenge! You can check out the original card that we are casing this week here. I think I am in a love mood as Valentine's Day is around the corner so I decided to use my Fleur Anya and my new My Mind's Eye Love Me papers to create a sweet romantic card!

I have kept the basic layout of the Spy Day card, with the sentiment tag and centralised image, though I have moved the background strip over to the left to change it up abit. Instead of using the tickets, I have used two flourish dies that I have dipped in some of my Martha Stewart Gold Glitter Powder. I thought I would try glitter again after my last card, but alas, glitter and I are still a messy bunch! ;)

I have inked all of my DPs using my Tea Dye Distress Ink to give a nice aged effect. For embellishments, I have added some gold thread, gold brads, and some flowers which I have dabbed with my Brilliant Gold Archival Ink pad.

I coloured Anya using my copics but please don't look too closely... all of my skin tone copics are running out! I am waiting on some new ones :)

Other challenges that I will be entering with this card are:

Thanks for stopping by! :)


Monday, 16 January 2012

Gorjuss Glitter

Hi everyone! Today's share is a card I made for the Scrap-Creations Glitter Challenge this week. Glitter and I don't really play that often... you see it gets everywhere. And by everywhere I mean ...EVERYWHERE! All over me, the table, the floor, the cat... hehe :)

So I decided to take it simple this week with a glitter border and embellishment, done using my Martha Stewart Bronze Glitter Powder. I have matched this up with a Gorjuss image that I coloured up awhile ago but just didn't have the time to put to a card!

The papers I have used are a collection from the Tim Holtz Ideology Crowded Attic Range, Bo Bunny Et Cetera Collection, and My Mind's Eye Lost and Found. I have also used the Sew-Easy Vine hole punch teamed with a bronze gitter yarn to create the vine embellishment. Although the yarn is probably a bit thick to use, I think it turned out quite pretty...what a fun product! :)

I coloured Gorjuss using my copic markers, and distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Inks.

Thanks for stopping by :)