Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Crafting with Dragonflies # 14: Make your own Flowers

 Card 1: Embossed card stock using Tim Holtz Pointsettia die

Card 2: Handfolded whatever it's called, with cheery lynn die

Hi all, well it's Crafting with Dragonflies again, this fortnight we are asking you to
 make your own flower embellishment....
it could be on a card or anything or just on it;s own...up to you...
I bought this Tim Holtz Pointsettia die ages ago, and never really got around to play with coming closer to Christmas I thought, perfect for this challenge, I was going to make one of those roly roses you make by cutting a spiral, got it all ready, just about to put some glue on it, glue is the time I found it the rose uncurled and went everywhere, so tried 2 more times, same thing...................deep breath...then I remembered I had this die.....believe it or not, I had not even used it before now, hanging my head.........
 I dry embossed the white card stock after I cut out the die, sprayed liberally with all sorts of glimmermists, and added silvery ribbon, and used liquid pearls. I will definately do a few more Christmas cards like this, as I really like how it turned out..

Then I played around some more , even though I aslo have the Tim Holtz die for this type of flowerette, I handfolded this nearly ended up in the bin, do you think that think would stop from opening up all the time....? no .....of course not...
but I finally tamed it, and it was worth it...poking out from behind is a die from Cheery Lynn...

Hope you like them, because I couldn't settle of which one to pick, you got both.....
  go and check out what the Dragonfly girls came up with, blessings Hilde

I am also entering these cards into the following challenges:
Card 1 White Pointsettia:
Created with Love # 64: anything goes
Crafting when we can # 56: Make your own flowers
Blessings Ink: Anything goes
 Aud Sentiments # 92: Christmas Sentiment
 Creative Friday# 88: Christmas

Card 2: Just for you:
Challenges 4 Everbody # 32: Anything goes
Lexi's# 102: Birthday Celebration
Crafty Girls # 4: Anything goes
Sister Act # 30: Anything goes

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Autumn Colours/Leaves for Challenges

Hi everyone, hope you are all doing's a strange feeling making Autumn Cards as here in Australia we are in the throws of Spring, but I had to have a play with the tattered leaves die from Tim Holtz, and also the vintage postcard print I found via Lilac and Lavender, and I very generously and liberally sprayed everything with my glimmer mist......including parts of my carpet and myself....and I now own a very funky looking T on earth did I mangage to do that?? I did use multi coloured thin card and sprayed over the top....hope you can see it ok....
I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

The Crafting Cafe: Anything goes
Artistic Inspiration #65: Anything goes/Fall Colours
Creative Inspiriation: Anything goes
613 Ave: Anything goes
Allways something # 61: Autumn
Card Crafters# 98: Autumn
JUGS # 212: Autumn colours see pic
Scribble and Scrap # 4: Anything goes
Tammy's # 86: Anything goes

Sunday, 20 October 2013

DT Card for the Squirrel and the Fox # 55: Pink for Breast Cancer

Image from Delicious Doodles

Hi everyone, hope you are as excited as I am ...This week at the Squirrel and the Fox we are asking you to create a card in pink for Breast Cancer.....
lets find cure for that horrible thing...
This one is dear to my heart as I am a Breast Cancer Survivor myself, and having just completed my anual check up, it is still quiet daunting and you hold your breath, until you get the all clear...
I hate it and we need to stamp it out.....there is hardly a family anywhere that hasn't been affected by this hidious cancer in one form or another....most of us know someone....shame...
Here is my interpretation of this gorgeous image from Delicious Doodles...
I used papers from my stash and some bits are from Kaiser Kraft which is my favourite paper company, maybe because it's an Aussie company and I am an Aussie as well, bit of loyalty there. I always use pro makers for my colouring. Lots of glitz on the flowers.
This image already comes in gray graduated shades so it is easy to colour..
Can't wait to visit your blog and see your wonderful creations, blessings Hilde
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

CCEE ;  Flowers
Crafty Creations # 244: Sparkle and Shine
Crafty Cardmakers # 102: shabby chic
Blessings Ink : Think Pink
Sister Act #29: Anything goes
That Craft Place: Think pink
OLLCB : Things with wings ( 2 butterflies near the sentiment)
2 Sisters # 165: Anything goes

Saturday, 19 October 2013

DT Card for SAS4Kids #66: Early Holiday Wishes

 Using pre coloured image from the Paper Shelter called Snow Angel

Using pre coloured image from ColorINK called Sock Jingle Bear

Hi everyone, hope you had another great week. I have been busy giving my craftroom a bit of a tidy, and finding things that I don't really use anymore, and sadly things that I must of thought I had to have and are still in their original package!! Does this happen to you??
I have put some of them on ebay, can't hang onto everything, right?
Anyway more room now to fill up with more useful stuff....(or buy more stuff, he,he)
This fortnight over at SAS4Kids we are asking you to create a card with the theme:
Early Holiday Wishes
Might as well get in early and start making those Christmas cards, I have surprised myself on how many I have already I might actually be ahead for once.......(cough).....

Card1: For this card I have use a precoloured image from ours sponsor the Paper Shelter.....Love this snow angel digi, just gorgeous, the die cut frame is from a no frills no name die, and just gives it that bit of interest...if you have a look in the top left corner you can just see a set of wings....the paper is from a digi paper set from Raspberry Road....the other papers are from my stash, and I just added some blue liquid pearls..

Card 2: Papers from my stash, die cut is from a no frill, no brand die, I added some bling, and there it is...easy peasy, again I used a pre coloured image from our sponsor ColorINK...I also added the little bow, and lots of stickles around the boot cuff.

Now it's your turn to make some Holiday Cards. Looking forward to checking out your postings,
Blessings Hilde 

I will be entering these cards into the following challenges:

Card 1:
4 Krafty Girlz # 4: Anything goes
Daring Cardmakers: Digital ( Paper, coloured digi image)
 Penny's# 149 : Anything goes
Artistic Inspiration # 63: Anything goes
 A stitch in time #185: Winter Wonderland

Card 2:  
CRAFT #229 : Christmas
Crafty Catz # 203: A gift to remember
Sister Act # 29: Anything goes
Crafting when we can # 55: Make it Sparkle

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

DT Card for Crafting with Dragonflies # 13: Nature/Trees/Leaves

Hi everyone, welcome to the next challenge for Crafting with Dragonflies....
This week we are asking you to make a card with the theme of:
This has been a fun challenge to do, I really enjoyed coming up with ideas, and settled on this image that I made just for this challenge.....
I always colour with Pro Markers and I stamped the edges with a cute little scrolly leaf stamp and some liquid pearl dots. Go and check out the rest of the team, and see the fantastic creations they came up with...we also have two new DT Members and we would love you to drop in and say Hi
Blessings Hilde

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody# 31: Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays # 176: Birthdays only
613 Avenue Create # 41: anything goes-pile it on
 Scribble and Scrap# 3: Anything goes
 2 Sisters# 165: Anything goes
Sister Act # 28: Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Elegant Lady Birthday Card for Challenges

Hi everyone, hope you are all well and being creative....
I have had this card half done for a while, and couldn't work out how to finish it off, and then today, it only took me minutes to do it...go figure...
The stamp is from Kanban, and the rest is from my stash, I always use pro markers for my colouring and I used a combinations of stickles and liquid pearls, my new favourite....
When I was colouring I tried to make the dress look like velvet, not sure how successful I was...but you gotta try new things....
Sorry about the reflection on the left there, its actually red foil card so the flash made it look a bit weird....
 Blessings Hilde 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

An Inky Situation #12: Dress up
The Sisterhood: Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments : Anything goes 
Make my Monday: Elegant Ladies
My Creative Moments : Anything goes ( Rubber stamps only, no digis)
 Sentimental Sundays# 175: Happy Birthday, Doily/Lace, Pearls ( I used liquid pearls)
613 Avenue: Anything goes
Eureka # 60: Anything goes
The Crafty Bloggers: Anything goes

Sunday, 6 October 2013

DT Card for the Squirrel and the Fox # 54 : Things with wings

Hi all, hope you had a fantastic week, this fortnight over at Squirrel we our theme is:
Things with Wings
This is one of my favourite themes to play. as it can be anything from a butterfly to a fairy, a dragonfly to a bird....just really like it....
The image is from our Sponsor.............Hobbybook
Papers are from my stash (Kaisers from memory) the die is from Heartfelt Creations/Spellbinders-Ornate Gateway..... and the flower is made up of several layers of prima flowers I have had for ages, centre is a jewel brad, and I added lots of stickles all over the place, as you do.....and tiny bits of liquid pearls....
Hope you like it, 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 Aud Sentiments # 90: Sentiment suitable for a child
Penny's Paper # 147: Anything goes
Flutterby Wednesday # 255: Anything goes ( My favourite thing is the die cut)
Crafty Creations# 242: Winged Things
Cards Garlore : Flowers

Saturday, 5 October 2013

DT Card for SAS4Kids # 65 : Bright colours for Kids

 Using pre coloured image from Colour ink digis
 Here is the large pull out tag showing both sides...

This card has been made with a gorgeous image from Squigglefly

Details for Card 1:
The papers are from my stash (A4 printed floral block of paper from Kmart of all places) I made a criss cross card with a large pull out tag, and I used a pre coloured image for this cute..
the die cut on the tag is a Marianne createables, and the tag top is a punch from stampin up..I have used oodles of glitz and some bling, the 3d flowers are also from my stash.

Details for Card 2:
 Papers are from my stash, Ms butterflies and fence, ek grass border punch, sentiment is an old stamp I had, I always colour with Pro markers, the accents on the butterflies and wagon are gold liquid pearls..2 diff..MS Butterfly punches, MS Borderpunch fence, Ek success grass border punch....
Hope you like it...

Hi everyone, hope you had a great week, it's SAS4kids time again, 
and this fortnight we are asking you to 
create kids cards with bright colours
So hop on over and check out what my Team Mates have made, such a talented bunch, as well as finding out what our sponsors have blessed us with as prizes.....  I am looking forward to visiting your blog and see what you have created...blessings Hilde

I am also entering these cards into the following challenges:

Card 1:
Top Tip Tuesday # 111 : Flowers
Cards and More # 91: Sparkle and Bling
Crafty Cardmakers # 101: Cute and Furry
Crafty Catz # 201: Anything goes

Card 2 :  
Stamp n Doodle : Boys and their toys 
Paper Creators #15: Dies or punches
Sweet Stamps # 137: Borders
Sister Act # 27: Anything goes/Cards only
Moving Along : Anything goes

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

DT Creation for Crafting with Dragonflies # 12 : Make a box with at least 3 cards

Hi everyone, hope you are all well and ready to get crafty....
Today over at Crafting with Dragonflies we are asking you to;
 create a box with 3 cards inside,
 which would make an excellent gift...
we are asking for 3 cards minimum but you could make more of course...if you have a link to where you got your idea from even better, but not compulsory...
Here is where I found my inspiration on Splitcoast stampers, that Beate is amazing...
click here for the link to the you tube video...
I had to change my size to metric, and had a fiddle a bit, but got it all worked out....I used christmas paper believe it or not  (echo park - Times and Seasons) only because I love the dark red on the sandy coloured cardstock, I had some dark red ribbon from stampin up that was perfect for it...the lid was finished off with a borderpunch from MS...the image is from our sponsor A Day for Daisies, and was a freebie a while cute...
I always use Promarkers for my colouring and I made 3 little 8 X 8 cm cards for my box and made them into little thank you cards.....they are always very useful....

Make sure you check out what the other girls have made so hop on over and look at their gorgeous boxed card sets...

Now it's over to you, blessings Hilde

I am also entering this set into the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody # 30: Anything goes
Blessings Ink : Anything goes
My Time To Craft # 236: Thank You
 2 Sisters# 163: Anything goes
Sweet Stampin: Things with wings
Crafts 4 Eternity # 143: Anything goes
Sister Act # 26: Anything goes
Eureka # 29: Wings and Things
 LEJ Designs# 73: Things with Wings
The Crafting Cafe : Anything goes

Card with Imagine That image for challenges

Hi all , hope you had a great day so far....this is my second entry into the challenge blog....
It is a progressive challenge, so once you start and purchase an image, then you will receive a freebie every month after you have entered into the challenge, not a bad deal I say.....Last month it was a  penguin image, and it was a freebie for everyone, and I decided to jump in, and I received this Gertie Goose via email the other day, it comes as a black and white line image and a coloured image...I used the line image and tried my hand at paper piecing, it was fun...I added some highlights with pro markers, and also added some liquid pearls...finished it off with a paper doily, and a 3d flower, papers are from Kaisercraft, called Chanteuse collection, all the other bits from my stash, which I am still trying to make a dent into, without much success..maybe if I stopped buying new supplies......mmmm.......naaaahhh!!.LOL

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Imagine That # 13:  image provided - Gertie Goose
Incy Wincy: Give Thanks
Scribble and Scrap # 2: Anything goes
Papertake Weekly: Anything goes
Clear it out: Thankful
Come and Get it: Fall colour