Thursday, 29 January 2015

Sugar Bowl Challenge DT - January 2015

Good Morning My Sugary Friends!

On this cold and wintery day I thought I would share a little sugary sunshine with you. So here's my (Sugar Nellie) Sugar Bowl Challenge Design Team card for you. 

As always the theme is 'Anything Goes' and to take advantage of this I decided to use one of the fab Scrapberry clear stamp sets - they're all so cute and stamp beautifully. I just love this little hippy girl, isn't she cutie - the Scrapberry range is available from Funkykits here.  I coloured the whole image with my Derwent Inktense Pencils - I think I'm starting to get the hang of them. Well I think I am :)


Here's What I Did
The 7" x 7" card base was matted and layered with pretty patterned and plain cardstock. I die cut 2 squares; embossing the white one to add a little extra detail. The girl and flowers were stamped on watercolour card using Stazon ink and coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils (watercolour pencils). The completed image was die cut and attached to a pretty die cut pink oval which was added to the card base along with the square mat using foam tape. To finish off I added a few die cut stitched hearts in different sizes.

Tip: Using an emery board or fine sandpaper lightly rub over your clear stamps so they grab your ink and stamp better.

Here's What I Used
Rubber Stamp: Scrapberry Stamps available from Funkykits
Inktense Pencils: Skin - Baked Earth, Saddle brown, Carmine Pink, Poppy Red / Top - Carmine Pink, Poppy Red, Apple Green, Hooker's Green / Hair - Sun Yellow, Sicilian Yellow, Golden Yellow, Baked Earth /  Flowers - Sicilian Yellow, Golden Yellow, Sun Yellow, Baked Earth, Poppy Red, Apple Green, Iris Blue / Bird - Apple Green, Hooker's Green / shoes - Carmine Pink, Poppy Red, Baked Earth, Saddle Brown
Paper/Cardstock (CS): Watercolour CS, White, Pink & Deep Pink CS, (LOTV) Lilli Of the Valley 'Country Meadow'  
Dies: Memory Box 'Cross Stitched Hearts'
Other: Stazon Ink Pad, Cuttlebug Embossing folder 'Swirls'
So come on and join us in our challenge over at the Sugar Bowl - the theme is 'Anything Goes' so it's really easy and there's a great prize up for grabs. BUT REMEMBER TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE YOU MUST USE a Sugar Nellie stamp. 

Don't forget if you want to see more Sugar Nellie creations made my lovely teamies why not drop by the Sugar Nellie blog or join our Facebook page (just search for the Official Sugar Nellie Group).

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Challenge Entered:
 
Hugs
 
x Janine x

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Panorama Card

Good morning everyone

Because I've been visiting my step-dad in hospital (who's improving thankfully), and helping to look after my mum I haven't made a Design Team card today. So instead I thought I would share with you the Panorama Christmas card I made for them both.



 
Sorry for the photo quality peeps!!!
 
Here's What I Did
I die cut the panorama sides, 6" x 6" back square and a front frame. The panorama layers were also die cut using a village die and a sloping border die, and on each of the layers I added a small amount of pale blue Copic pen and some glitter to the edges.  Before assembling the scene I added snowflake paper onto the back plate, a flower border to the front frame and then on the front slopes I attached a reindeer and Christmas tree.  To finish off I added some blue gems and a die cut banner to the top corner. Look out for more Panorama cards in the future.

Here's What I Used
Cardstock (CS): Sheena Douglas Stamping CS, Forever Friends Paper (old stock), White glitter Card, Navy CS 
Dies: Tattered Lace 'Panorama' Die Collection and 'Summer Edge', Xcut 'Village', Spellbinders Borderabilities 'Curved Border One', Marianne Design 'Christmas Tree', Die'sire 'Elegant Reindeer'
Other: Gems, Glitter, B000 Copic Pen, Computer Generated Sentiment
There will be more of my Design Team cards later in the week.

Thank you for dropping by and I look forward to seeing you soon.

Challenge Entered:
 
Hugs
 
x Janine x

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Sugar Nellie Design Team - Scrapberry's 'For You'

Hi there Sugar Fans! 

Can you believe we're already nearing the end of January; seriously where are the days going!!!

It's been a tough time for my family this week - my dear step-dad (of 30+ years) was taken seriously ill on Saturday and rushed into hospital with breathing difficulties. It's been a horrible few days :(  Thankfully after seeing him tonight (Monday) in hospital I feel happier, he looked so much better than he did. He's 82 and a fighter, he's such a tough cookie. Both my hubbie and I help support both him and my elderly mum. Bless them both, they've been through so much over the past years and yet despite all that they still manage to smile and have a good giggle.  You're both stars and we love you loads xx

Anyhoo, back to business. Here's my Sugar Nellie Design Team card for you this week - I decided to use one of the new clear stamp sets from Scrapberry - this set is called 'For You' and it's available from Funkykits here.  I coloured the cute cat and fishies with Derwent Inktense Pencils, and the rest of the layout was made using my new Lawn Fawn dies. The layout was inspired by my crafty friend Ali - who suggested I made the cat dreaming of his fish supper. Such a great idea, thanks Ali. x

 

Here's What I Did
The card base was made by cutting an A4 sheet of card in half longwise, then scoring and folding it in half. I die cut a rectangle from a piece of white card, then to create a frame I die cut it again in the centre and removed it. The frame was then mounted on top of some patterned paper together with a die cut hillside in yellow card.

The cat was stamped out twice with Stazon ink, coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils (watercolour pencils), then cut out and layered up to add an extra bit of dimension. The 'thought' bubble was die cut from white card and stamped with a little fish in the middle of it, I also stamped a few fish skeletons and cut these out - all the fish were coloured with the same pencils.  All the elements were finally added to the frame, and when the scene was complete I raised it up on foam tape and added to my card base. To finish off I added a few holographic sequins.

Here's What I Used
Rubber Stamp: Scrapberry 'For You' available from Funkykits
Inktense Pencils: Cat - Willow, Madder Brown, Carmine Pink, Dark Aquamarine / Boat - Neutral Grey, Chinese Ink / T Shirt - Apple Green, Vivid Green,  Cadmium Yellow, Sicilian Yellow / Fish -  Cadmium Yellow, Sicilian Yellow, Felt Green, Hooker's Green
Paper/Cardstock (CS): Sheena Douglas Stampers White Card, Back To Nature Paper Stack, Yellow Bazzil Cardstock
Dies: Lawn Fawn 'Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables' and 'Stitched Hillside Borders', Thought Bubble (not sure of make)
Other: Punch, Sequins, Stazon Ink Pad

Don't forget if you want to see more Sugar Nellie creations made my lovely teamies why not drop by the Sugar Nellie blog or join our Facebook page (just search for the Official Sugar Nellie Group).

Don't forget to  join us in our challenge over at the Sugar Bowl - there's still  time to enter with a great prize up for grabs. The theme this month is 'Anything Goes' so it's really easy. DON'T FORGET TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE YOU MUST USE a Sugar Nellie stamp. 

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Challenge Entered:
 
Hugs
 
x Janine x

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Inky Chicks Challenge - Mrs Lovett

Good evening everyone! 

So on this dark Tuesday evening, I hope you're managing ok with all this awful UK weather at the mo - it's just wet, windy and cold. Why not keep snuggled up at home and craft away.  To warm you up I'm here to share my Inky Chicks Design Team card with you, I've used an image from our sponsor this week Alicia Bel. I was lucking enough to have a pick of images from her amazing library of characters. The image I decided on is Mrs Lovett from Sweeny Todd. The reason for my choice is that it reminds me so much of my daughter when she worked at the London Dungeons as an actress - and one of the characters she regularly played was Mrs Lovett.  I've included a fab photo of her in full costume at the bottom holding a pie. Lol x 

So here she is in all her evilness with some delicious finger pies - Mrs Lovett not my daughter...lol.  So the theme this week is --- Anything Goes.



 
 
Here's What I did
I used an A5 black card base which I matted and layered complimentary grey patterned card stock. I die cut Mrs Lovett into an oval and coloured her with Copic markers, to add atmosphere I used black pan pastel around her. The finished image was then matted onto a fancy die cut oval and added to my card base over the top of the punched out border.  To finish I added a die cut sentiment, stars and a few sparkly red dots.

Here's everything I used:
Digi Stamp: Alicia Bel 'Mrs Lovett' - you can buy her from here
Paper/Cardstock (CS): Black CS, Hobbycraft 'Monochrome' Paper Pad, Craftwork Cards Digital Super Smooth CS
Copics: Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R20 / Dress - R000, R02, R20, R14, R27, R29, R38 / Hair - C0, C1, C2, C3 ,C5, C7, 100 / Boots - C0, C2, C5 / Pies & Plate - Y000, Y02, Y17, Y38
Punch:  Martha Steward Border Punch, Tonic Star Punch
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals One, MFT Die-namics 'Blueprint 3'
Other: Black Pan Pastel, Docraft Gems, CraftArtist 2

So why not drop by the Inky Chicks Challenge blog, and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made with their Alicia Bel characters as well. So come on, why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our 'Anything Goes' challenge this week.

This week's sponsor and prize is from Alicia Bel

I look forward to seeing what you create.

Challenges entered: 

Hugs

Janine x

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Sweet Stampin' - Girly But NO Pink

Hello and good morning everyone ---

Here in the UK we've been battling some awful stormy weather - high winds etc, so I hope you're all safe and still have a roof on house.

Well I don't know about you, but everything is now back to normal - Christmas has come and gone. So now I'm dreaming of spring days and fresh flowers.

Anyhoo it's Sweet Stampin' time!!  Our theme this week is' Girly But NO Pink'. So what better time to use one of my Prima stamps - this gorgeous girl is a stamp and die combo set....even her little dog. Everything was stamped, die cut and layered up, with spring in mind I tried to use uplifting colours. I hope you like it. x




Here's What I did
I used an A5 card base and matted it with yellow starry patterned paper. I added die cut background hills from patterned papers and vellum. I stamped and die cut the Prima girl and her dog. In the set her dress, shoes and hair have their own stamps and dies, so I stamped her dress and shoes onto more patterned  papers and some plain cardstock then die cut them out. Her hair was stamped and die cut from colouring card stock which I coloured using my Copic pens. I dressed my doll and added her and little dog onto my card base.  To finish off I added ribbon to her dress, die cut clouds, sequins and a sentiment.

Here's everything I used:
Stamp: Prima Doll Stamp & Die Set #910358
Paper/Cardstock (CS):  LOTV (Lilli Of the Valley) ' Petal Fresh' and 'Bonnets & Bowties', Neenah CS, Papermania Vellum and Patterned Paper (old stock) 
Copics: Skin - E000, E00, E11, E13 / Hair - YR0000, YR000, YR00, E13, E18, E99
Dies: Spellbinder 'Curved Border One', Joy! 'Clouds', Sizzix Framelits & Stamps 'Hello'
Other: Ribbon, Gems, Sequins, Silver Thread
 
So why not drop by the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made to inspire you. So come on why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our 'Girly But NO Pink' challenge we'd love to see your entries. REMEMBER you must include a stamped element on your card!  Have fun and good luck.
 
This week's prize sponsor is All Dressed Uo

I look forward to seeing what you create.
 
Thank you so much for dropping by, why not leave me a message to say hi :)

Challenges entered: 
 
Hugs
 
Janine x

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Sugar Nellie - Shaken Not Kissed

Happy New Year Sugar Fans! 

Wow, 2014 is all done and dusted., so here's to a fabulous and creative 2015. Did you make any New Year Resolutions? I didn't bother as I never tend to keep them but I do plan to be more creative with my own stuff. I'm going to try and push myself to draw and colour more. My DH bought me a super duper graphic (drawing tablet) so I can draw more things digitally - well that's the theory anyway! At the mo I can't even draw a circle successfully on screen yet - mmm, I can definitely see a steep learning curve in my future. However I love a challenge, and thankfully I 'm a Taurean and immensely stubborn, so I'll stick with it until I suss it out. Lol x

Anyhoo it's onto my 1st card of 2015 so I thought I would use an oldie but a goodie. I used this super cute image from Diane Duda which I coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils, which my DH also bought me for Christmas (I know I'm a very lucky girl - tbf I think he does it so I wouldn't interrupt his sport on TV). This was my 1st attempt with the pencils and a bit of an experiment, but I was quite happy with the end result so I thought I would make her into a card.   

The rubber stamp is called 'Shaken Not Kissed' and it's available from Funkykits and at the mo, she's on sale for £2 - so grab her quick! You can find it here. 


Here's What I Did
I used a 5" x 5" white card base on which I matted and layered patterned cardstock (a lovely Christmas present from my friend Ali). I added a strip of more pattered paper along with a pretty die cut border.

I stamped my image onto watercolour cardstock and using my Inktense pencils I coloured her in. They dry permanent so you have to work fairly quickly, they will take a little practice but I'm happy with my first attempt. The finished picture was die cut and mounted onto a die cut scalloped rectangle, the finished topper was then added to my card base. To finish off I added a die cut flower, leaves, hearts and a stamped and die cut sentiment on which I added silver leaf to the lettering.
Here's What I Used
Rubber Stamp: 'Shaken Not Kissed' by Diane Duda - available from Funkykits
Inktense Pencils: Skin - Baked Earth, Carmine Pink, Saddle Brown / Hair - Amber, Golden Yellow, Baked Earth / Dress - Fuchsia, Thistle, Charcoal Grey / Tights - Fuchsia, Golden Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Charcoal Grey / Crown - Golden Yellow, Cadmium Yellow / Shoes & Frog - Spring Onion, Charcoal Grey / Background - Charcoal Grey
Paper/Cardstock (CS): 5"x5" Base, Watercolour Card, Lilac Papermania CS, LOTV 'Promises' and My Minds Eye 'Charm' Paper Pads
Dies: MFT Dia-namics 'Flower and Leaf Trio' and 'Blueprint 8', Tonic 'Layering Rectangles', Tattered Lace 'Mini Dies', Sizzix Banner 2 
Other: Gem, Silver Leaf, Fineliner Pen 

Don't forget if you want to see more Sugar Nellie creations made my lovely teamies why not drop by the Sugar Nellie blog or join our Facebook page (just search for the Official Sugar Nellie Group).

Don't forget to  join us in our challenge over at the Sugar Bowl - there's still  time to enter with a great prize up for grabs. The theme this month is 'Anything Goes' so it's really easy. DON'T FORGET TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE YOU MUST USE a Sugar Nellie stamp. 

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Challenge Entered:
Hugs
x Janine x