Saturday, 29 October 2016

Sweet Stampin' Design Team Card - Inspired By A Film, Book Or A Song

Hello and good morning everyone ---

Well it's Saturday and Sweet Stampintime - so I'm here to share my Design Team Challenge project with you. Our fab theme this week is 'Inspired By A Film, Book Or A Song'. Well that gives you plenty of scope but don't forgot to enter our challenge you must include a stamped element on your card/project.

So my project I decided to go with a song...can you guess what it is yet? I actually made this card for my daughter and her boyfriend as they both love Halloween; I've made my daughter a card every year ever since she was small. I kept the design pretty simple as the image is drawn inside a frame which was crying out to be decoupaged...so it was rude not to. My daughter received it in the post on Tuesday and loved it.

Soooo, have you figured out my song yet? Yep, it's the 'Monster Mash' by Bobby Pickett. It always makes me smile when I hear it, and these cute character fit in nicely to the theme.
 
 
 
  
 

 Here's What I Did
I used a 7" x 7" white card and matted it with orange and black card. I printed the image 3 times onto colouring card and cut away the background on one of the layer and coloured in Frankenstein with markers. I then printed out a background paper with my own sentiment on it and placed the first layer over the top of it flat, then added it to the card front.

Next I coloured in the mummy (only) with marker pens, and fussy cut both him and Dracula out, this was added them to the 1st layer using foam pads. Dracula was also coloured with marker pens and fussy cut out, then he was added the frame using foam pads to complete the picture. To finish off the card I added glitter pen to the stars and bow tie, and glossy accents to all the characters eyes.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamp: Bugaboo 'Frame It - Spooktacular'
Paper & Cardstock (CS): 7" x 7" White Card Blank, Black & Orange CS, Neenah CS
Spectrum Noir Pens: Frankenstein = Face - CG1, CG2, CG3 / Eyes - LY2 / Hair - LV1, LV3, HB2, HB3 / Outfit - OR1, OR2, OR3 /  Tooth - TN2 / Mummy = Skin - Blender, FS2, FS4, TN3 / Bandages - TN1, BG1, BG2, BG3, BG4 / Eyes - TB1 / Dracula = Skin - Blender, FS2, FS4, TN3 / Hair - IG1, IG3, IG4, IG6, True Black / Cape - IG4, True Black, CR7, CR8, DR5, DR7 / Eyes - CR3, CR7, Colourista 'Blossom' / Stars & Bow Tie -  'Leonie Pujol 'Lemon' Glitter Pen  
Other: CraftArtist 2, Glossy Accents, Foam Pads,
 
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 'Inspired By A Film, Book Or A Song' challenge we'd love to see your entries.
 
This week's prize is from Crafts And Me
 
Thank you so much for dropping by and why not leave me a message to say hi :)

Challenges entered: 

Hugs
x Janine x

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Crafter's Companion 'Inspirers' Design Team - October Project #1

Good morning everyone

Well I'm here today to share the 1st of my October Crafter's Companion Design Team project with you. Today's project is particularly seasonal...Halloween. As soon as I spotted the 'Country Cottage' template in the Crafter's Companion online store I decided then and there to make it into a spooky house.


This was such a fun 3D project, and so different for me. I loved every minute of it of making it. All the little feature on the house have been made using Crafter's Companion products apart from the large pumpkin and the witch, which I hand drew and cut out on my electronic cutting machine. I place a battery operated candle inside and it glows beautifully through the door and windows.

Why not have a go, you still have time before Halloween. You don't have to be as elaborate as I've been, just have fun with it and use your imagination. If you do make a Halloween house or even a card using Crafter's Companion products why not share it with us, we'd love to see it on our Facebook page. I hope you like spooky my house....sorry but it's a bit picture and text heavy. 

Happy Halloween :)
 
Photo with the tealight on
 
Here's What I Did
(The instructions are very detailed so I've broken them down into sections - I hope this helps!)
 
House Template: I drew around all the template sections (inc house, roof and chimney) onto 2 sheets of strong 12" x 12" black card. All the sections were then cut out and scored were indicated.

Walls: I drew around the house template again onto white card and cut up the house sides to create separate panels - 2 x sides, 1 x front, 1 x back. Next I die cut a rectangular* opening large enough to so that the window die could be place over it when it was time. When both side windows were cut out I placed the relevant sides of the house template and carefully marked with a pencil (make sure you mark which side goes where, so they line up correctly later).  The back wall has no window. For the front panel, I die cut a circle into the white card and again placed this on top of the house template and marked it with a pencil, this was repeated for the doorway but the actual door was cut away. All the panels were then dry embossed and distressing inks was added. I glued pale orange vellum** behind the window and door apertures. 

House: This was the tricky part as the house way too large for an A4 embossing machines and meant a lot of folding which is why I used good cardstock. So to cut out each of the windows I taped the relevant die in place (I did one window/door at a time) where I marked earlier, then folded the house sides over the top of the die and cut it. The reason I folded the sides over the top of the die was so I didn't accidently cut into places I didn't want to. I repeated the process for the windows, door and window in the door.

Windows: I die cut 2 window frames and a 2 circle frame from black card, and then glued strips of thin card across the circular ones to match the others. These were all glued in place onto the front and 2 side wall panels and the door. The house template was then glued together.

Roof: The roof was scored, and a hole was die cut* into one side where indicated to accommodate the chimney, then glued together. To make the tiles, I die cut lots of scallop strips which I inked and glued in place on the roof, overlapping them slightly each time. The tiles were placed around the chimney aperture, and when completed the chimney was glued into place.

House Base: I matted a piece of black card 7¼" x 8¼" with a printed out sheet of Halloween patterned paper, and die cut lots of fence panels which I attached to the base, and left one open to create a gate***. 

Embellishments: To decorate the house I die cut a tree, leaves, vines, and some flowers then glued them in place around the house and base. I printed off a black cat, a bat and a few small pumpkins from the Crafter's Inspiration CD, then fussy cut them out and made them free standing. To finish off I hand drew and cut out a large pumpkin and a witch which I suspended from the roof. along with the bat using acetate strips. To make the spooky house glow I place a battery operated tea light inside.

Tips: *This could be done using a craft knife if preferred. ** You could use printable vellum and print a pale orange colour onto it (as I did). *** To make the fence stand upright, score along the bottom section of the panel depending how high you want it, and fold it and glue into place.

Here's What I Used
Crafter's Companion Products Used: Crafter's Companion Country Cottage Template, Crafter's Inspiration Magazine Kit #11, Die'sire 'Louise' Create-A-Card Die, Signature Collection English Country Garden 'Lazy Daisy' & 'Cottage Window', Signature Collection Autumn Morning 'Picket Fence', Die'sire 'Four Seasons', Crafter's Companion Matt Black Card, Crafter's Companion Printable Vellum, Crafter's Companion Acetate, Crafter's Companion Textures Embossing Folder 'Dry Stone Wall', Sheena Douglas Stamping Card, Diamond Press 'Love Today' Stamp & Die set, Core'dinations Cardstock 'Brights'

Other: Distressing Inks, Hand Drawn Images, 12" x 12" Black Card, Rectangle Die, Battery Tea Light, Manual Die Cutting Machine and Electronic Cutting Machine

Don't forget....if you want to see more Crafter's Companion creations made my lovely teamies why not join our Facebook page - just search for Crafter's Companion UK or USA, and for more magazine inspiration definitely checked out the Crafters' Companion Inspiration Magazine group.

Just a little heads up...we are also on Twitter, Instagram and have a Pinterest Board, so why not follow us.I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there or if you have any questions about the products - I'd love to hear from you :)

I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there - I'd love to hear from you!!

Challenge Entered:

Hugs & kisses

x Janine x

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Sweet Stampin' Design Team Card - Spots And/Or Stripes

Hello and good morning everyone ---

Well it's Saturday and Sweet Stampintime - so I'm here to share my Design Team Challenge project with you. Our fab theme this week is 'Spots And/Or Stripes', and I think you can see what I chose to use......Spots. Lol

Don't forgot to enter our challenge you must include a stamped element on your card/project, follow our theme and link back to the Sweet Stampin' blog for a chance to win a prize from Lili Of The Valley.
 
This is actually the card I made for my mum's birthday, and I loved this stamp when I first spotted it (oops sorry for the pun!), so bought it straight away. It just reminds me of my mum; she tends to nods off to sleep at the drop of a hat especially when we're in mid conversation....I guess my voice lull her off to sleep or something. Lol  I decided to create a frame card and decoupage the central image which I coloured with Copic pens.
 


 

Here's What I Did
I used a 7" x 7" white card and matted it with blue spotty paper.  I die cut a large frame from white card using 2 square dies and added it to the card front with funky foam to raise it up.  The sentiment was printed directly onto colouring card and die cut into a square. The image was hand stamped next to the sentiment and just the chair was coloured in with Copic pens.

The image was stamped again onto colouring card and just the sleeping woman was coloured in using Copic pens, and then fussy cut out. The square topper was attached to the inside of the frame along with the woman using foam pads. To complete the card I added pearls to the top and bottom of the frame, and stamped lots of pale blue dots everywhere and added glitter.

Here's What I Used
Stamp: Art Impressions (AI) 'Power Napper' Set, Hero Arts 'Spring Hello' By Lia
Paper & Cardstock (CS): 7" x 7" White Card Blank, LOTV 'Up, Up & Away - Pastel Dreams', White CS, Neenah CS
Copics: Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, R22 / Trousers, Jacket, Shoes - BG000, BG10, BG23, BG34, B000, B00, B02 / T-shirt, Handbag - RV000, RV02, RV13, RV14 / Hair - YR000, YR00, E13, E99 / Dots - BG000 / Chair - E31, E33, E35 / Remote - Y35, G14, R14, B05, Copic Black Fineliner 
Dies: Crealies XXL 'Stitched Squares', Tattered Lace 'Squares'
Other: Stickles Glitter, Pearls, Foam Pads, White Funky Foam, Hero Arts 'Soft Pool' Ink Pad, Gold Glitter Pen
 
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 'Spots And/or Stripes' challenge we'd love to see your entries.
 
http://www.liliofthevalley.co.uk/index.html
 
This week's prize is from Lili Of The Valley (LOTV)
 
Thank you so much for dropping by and why not leave me a message to say hi :)

Challenges entered: 

Hugs
x Janine x

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Sweet Stampin' Design Team Card - Babies

Hello and good morning everyone ---

Well it's Saturday and Sweet Stampintime - so I'm here to share my Design Team Challenge project with you. Our fab theme this week is 'Babies',  so for my project decided to use one of the gorgeous baby stamps from LOTV. I've always loved their rubber stamps but found the detail quite small and difficult to colour (I have rubbish eye sight) but now they've converted a lot to digital I adore them and have bought quite a few. So watch this space as you'll probably see more in the future.

I coloured this cute guy in with my Copic pens which have been gathering dust in the corner of my craft room. I tried to keep my card CAS, both in layout and in colouring to allow me to show of this fab little boy and his toy.

Don't forgot to enter our challenge you must include a stamped element on your card/project, follow our theme and link back to the Sweet Stampin' blog for a chance to win a prize!   



 



Here's What I Did
I used a 5" x 5" white scalloped card and matted it with green card.  After cutting a piece of patterned paper to size I die cut it with a pin hole effect die, this was then add it to the card front. The boy image was printed directly onto colouring card, coloured with Copic pens and die cut into a circle. An additional circle was cut from blue card using a scalloped die, and the boy image was glued on top.

The circle topper was then added to the card front using foam pads. To complete the card glitter was added to the stars, and 3 green pearls were adhered to the front.

Here's What I Used
Digi Stamp: Baby Boy - Lili Of the Valley (LOTV)
Stamp Set: Concord & 9th 'Love You. Mean It', Fizzy Moon 'Celebrations'
Paper & Cardstock (CS): 5" x 5" White Scalloped Card Blank, Trimcraft 'On The Clouds', Green & Blue Card
Copics: Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30 / Outfit - Y00, YG00, YG01, YG03, BG000, B000, B00, B02 / Pull-Along Toy - YG00, YG01, YG03, BG000, B00, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7 / Ground -W1,  W3 /Bakcground - B0000, B000
Dies: Tonic 'Have a Beautiful Day' Circle Frame & 'Pin Hole Square'
Other: Distressing Ink 'Tumbled Glass' & 'Shabby Shutters', Glitter, Pearls
 
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 'Babies' challenge we'd love to see your entries. 

This week's prize is Flecked Fawn

Thank you so much for dropping by and why not leave me a message to say hi :)

Challenges entered: 

Hugs
x Janine x