Friday, 31 July 2009
Go check out Leannes Blog, she has some wonderful creations for you to take inspiration from.
Thursday, 30 July 2009
I used the palm tree from MIndy's Zoo set of stamps by Autumn Leaves, the rest of the stamp all come from the Greeting Farm, I used Hula Anya for Anya's hair and head, Dress up Anya's body, and a cute little summer dress from the wardrobe 2 set; Ian is from the Dress Up set and his clothes are also from the wardrobe 2 set, i decided to give him a beauty spot and an 'Anya' Tattoo. The cute little dog is from the Pretty Hat set, and the sentiment comes from the Friends Forever Set.
I created the background using my Letraset Promarker Airbrush, everything else is coloured with Promarkers too. Ian, Anya and the Dog are all raised with foam pads to add some extra dimension.
I'm really pleased with how this turned out, looks like a lovely peaceful beach, i'd love to go there....
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
I used paper from the Dovecrafts Retro Floral Pack, One design for the main background, and i cut the Butterflies out of another design. The Butterflies are stuck flat on the background, then i added some organza ribbon with a little butterfly charm and a nice bow. To finish it all the main attraction, Geisha Anya coloured to co ordinate with the papers, she is raised up on foam pads to give the card a bit more dimension.
I've had this paper for ages and love these 2 designs, i think they work beautifully with the Geisha Anya, giving a lovely oriental card but with a bit of zest.
Monday, 27 July 2009
I love how this had turned out, it's definately not a colour scheme i work with very often,but i think it works really well together.
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I'd picked out the floral background paper to go with the image, so i decided to create a nice background with this and i made a lacy looking vellum border using a couple of strips of vellum and my current favourite border punch (not sure what make it is, but was only a couple of quid on ebay :) ) I added this background to a pretty green glittery card blank. I then decided to put Anya onto a rectangle die cut with a nice scalloped border one to match; the main rectangle was white and was way too bright for the rest of the card, so i decided to have a play with my Letraset Airbrush set, so i used Pastel Pink and Apple to create a nice coordinating background, i think it works really well.
I'm not sure what i'm going to use this card for, so i've not added a sentiment yet, this gives the opportunity to add an appropriate sentiment when i've decided who to send the card too.
I'm really pleased with the finished card as i was begining to wonder if i would ever come up with an idea for this image.
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I decided to use one of my new stamps tehe, this little cutie is from the 'Hey cupid' set by CCDesigns, they have some of the cutest images, definately worth checking out, they are available in the UK at www.diestodiefor.com or you can visit www.allthatscraps.com in the USA where you can get some of there stamps in digi sets at very reasonable prices.
I kept this card fairly simple as i used a glittered card blank for the card base, so i didn't want to go too OTT. I stamped the little cupid onto white cardstock and coloured with my beloved promarkers, i added some sakura stardust in clear to the cloud and wings. Then matted the image on a coordinating nesties die cut. I made the paper border from a scrap of paper from a K&Co scrapkit and used a little border punch to create the lacy effect on both edges of the paper. To finish it all off and add a zing of lime i added piece of lime organza ribbon to the paper border, and made a pretty little bow to finish it.
I added a mouth to the cupid, but i'm not sure how much i like it, she looked a little sad to me without it, lol. The sentiment is from a MFT sentiments set. I plan on using this card to send to a friend when they need cheering up, i think it's got an uplifting feel to it, What do you think?
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Sunday, 19 July 2009
This is the card i made for my cousin to give Stewart. Her nickname for him is 'Bucks Fizz Boy', so i decied i had to created a Bucks Fizz Boy for his card, i used Dress Up Ian from the Greeting Farm. I used my Top Note die, to cut out the background for the card, using a piece of pale yellow handmade paper, which i then embossed using the cuttelbug heart block folder; i then ran a black inpad over the embossing to give definition, and rubbed off excess ink with a tissue. I added some darker yellow to the hearts using my promarkers. The sentiment is die cut from the same black card i used for the card base, using a sizzix sizzlet die from the cardmaking kit.
And finally here is the beautiful card that my very good friend Ju made for Stewart, he loves dragons and adores this card. I personally think it's one of Ju's best creations, i love the images shes used, the composition, and the lovely subtle colour scheme, altogether a really gorgeous card.
I used the 'Mindy's Zoo' set of stamps from Autumn Leaves, i'd had my eye on this set for a while, and had seen it online in various outlets, but hadn't bought it cos it was full price, so when i saw it on auction on ebay the other week for less than half price, i was well in there, lol.
I decided to add the stitched background to the card along with a couple of stamped imaged i had in my stash. I stamped out these Ian and Anya images a while ago and coloured them in, and i think they work quite well on this background.
Not sure what i'll use this card for, i might add a sentiment to it at a later date, if i am inspired.
I recently purchased this cute fairy digi stamp from CC Designs at allthatscraps.com and thought this was a perfect opportunity to use it. The background paper is from a DCWV paper stack, and i coloured the digi stamp in with my letraset promarkers, using the background paper as inspiration for my colour scheme. I die cut the background paper using my Top Note die, and die cut the hugs and kisses sentiment using a cuttlebug die. I punched some circles out of the same paper i used for the sentiment, and scattered them around the background of the card behind the main die cut and image.
Sunday, 12 July 2009
I have just discovered that The Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest - "The Journey to 1,000"! They are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July and need your help. To enter all you have to do is go to their site, sign up as follower and complete a few easy steps and you could win a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops (www.CustomCrops.com)! GO NOW and check it out at www.TheCuttlebugSpot.com
Friday, 3 July 2009
It's been a exciting week over at the Greeting Farm, it's a new month, so new releases, and their very first blog hop was held and it was a blast. Wonderful to see what the Design Team had created with the gorgeous new stamps that are available. I was a very lucky girl and won one of the blog hop competitions, and i get a set of the gorgeous Butterfly Wishes stamps, which are the first set of stamps designed by The Greeting Farms DT Coordinator Jessica Diedrich. I really can't wait for them to arrive :)