Saturday, 24 September 2016

Spotlight Technique ?

Hi Everyone a card with a, new for me, technique I tried, 
but not like you clever people, but in PS. 
with a pattern by Marisa Lerin at Pixelscrapper
The sentiment is a free download from Desert Diva
I selected a circle shape and made a mask of the shape then painted inside the circle. 
I printed it out on cross hatched paper, making it an interesting texture effect.
I 3D'd the sentiment and added little squares 
which are off cuts from a die I used ages ago.
I suppose by my digital try at this effect, I am daring to be different.

I really didn't couldn't see the point of scrapbook pages 
UNTIL I made a couple of digital pages,
 now I am seeing photos for what they can be, and I'm loving it.
Here is a scrap page I did with photos of my recent camera walk.
Template is by Jilbert Beginnings 
The papers, flowers and berries elements are Dawn by Design.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Card and scrapbook page

Hello Everyone, I wanted to make a card for someone who is quite ill and thought I 
would send a card to let her know a lot of people are thinking of, and praying for her. 
As it's an overseas card, I didn't want it too layered, to reduce the postage.

I used a Silhouette nesting stitched fancy labels file, from the Silhouette shop
I used the 2 smallest and put the image by Booland Designs
 into the smallest, then print and cut. 
the "stitches" didn't cut all the way through, 
so instead of cutting them again, 
I decided to add Uniball silver glitter pen to "join" them up.
Quite a plain card for me, but love the stitched cut file.

I thought I would show you my layout I did of my Great Niece, 
I have already posted it on the Dragon's Lair Facebook Fan page, 
the papers and elements are a freebie if you post your layout in the 
Monthly Fan Group Challenge.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Apple Dragon

Hi Everyone, my card today uses the image Penny with Apples from Dragon's Lair Designs at the progressive challenge FB Fan Group  I love the image, she is so cute.

I coloured her digitally, placed her on apple background paper by Janet Scott
used an apple background and apple pin by Just So Scrappy
Sentiment from Create with TLC
gingham ribbon Docrafts
layered onto pearl paper.
The insert uses the same paper and a recipe I got HERE

Monday, 19 September 2016

Medieval card and die storage!

Hi Everyone, the card today is one I have been wanting to make for AGES! but the detail put me off colouring, however once I started it flew and wasn't half as bad as I thought.

The image Gerient and Enid is by Morgan's Artworld. 
I followed the colours of a digital kit by Paty Grief,
the papers are from the kit, 
image coloured in CS6,
EF folders by Tattered Lace,
label is a PS shape fussy cut.
font is Old English.

I HAVE to show you my die storage, that I ordered and received last week.
This is what I used to use, until I noticed a couple were starting to lose shape!

The MDF files I ordered from HERE hold 10 A4 magnetic sheets,
 hubby helped me, yep! no choice!! 
he added No Nails glue to the sheets and added them each side of the pull out of the holder.
They are inside the Ikea unit I have at my side, just lean down slightly and voila a die to hand. 
I know I don't have as many as most of you, however after all the gluing of the magnetic sheets,
 (the file holder came complete in a large box) and clearing up, 
everything was so tidy and in it's place, with a few slide outs empty, 
ready for dies (I will desperately need at a later date,) I was overjoyed. 

Anyhow a week later, I went to cut out the squares on this card, 
leaned down to get my Tonic layering square dies, I couldn't find them!!!!! aaaarrrrrrggggggghhhhhhh, where are they?
 Then remembered I hadn't got enough magnetic sheets to put them on
so I had put them - WHERE!
After an hourish of looking - with hubby!

 I concluded he had put them into the bin with the odd small magnetic sheets,
which he thought I didn't need! 
The rubbish went out LAST WEEK! 
Which meant my layering Tonic Square, Circle, Rectangle, Oval and 
My Favourite things pierced square dies had all disappeared! I could cry! 

Anyhow he made up for it by saying to order more, 
I have ordered pin dot dies in case I DO find them, although this is highly unlikely.
In the meantime I have my other dies beautifully stored in a quite a small space. 
I'm not sure if I will cover them as they are not seen, will see what I feel like at a later date.

card papers used from this kit.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Elegant lady

Hi Everyone, my card today was made for my Niece, who has her last 40's birthday LOL.

I followed the design of the card below
layering papers from the digi kit by Vero
print and cutting the image and age element on the Cameo
cutting her skirt again to 3D
adding the sentiment from Create with TLC
onto the ribbon from Ikea
I added stitches with the Uniball silver glitter pen

the "stitches"

The image and papers are from a digi kit by Vero
I loved this card so cased it.

Friday, 16 September 2016


Hi Everyone, I'm not usually into Halloween cards, although it is a time that is getting more popular in the UK. However, I make at least one every year, the first always for our neighbours children, they are both teens now, so I can do something a little grown up for them and when I saw the Create with TLC had this kit, with quite a few things I can use, like added to choccie bars etc. WELL I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

Here he is and I have to say I LOVE him.
The sentiment included sends me into chuckles every time I look at him.

the background paper is by Summertime Designs
the Halloween is a paint image by Sahin Designs
onto which I digitally added a shadow, which brought out the words
I digitally painted the face
printed them all out, with the image a few times to layer the image
I added a Tattered Lace die of the same background
(OK only because I made a mistake while printing the background out)
I added silver Uniball Glitter pen to the "metal" on his face and the screws 
and also a little onto the sentiment and die.
All layered onto black card with some ribbon added.
For the insert I decided to have the background paper as
grey with the paint image by Sahin Designs
and adding more images from the Create with TLC kit.

you can see the glitter pen a little on this closeup.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Star Treck - Yoda

 Hi Everyone, I have copied the post from The Male Room as it has all the details for the Super challenge there from today AND it couldn't have suited me better and I couldn't have put it better so thank you Deborah! LOL.

It's time for our new challenge at The Male Room - TMR#44. For the next couple of weeks we have the theme;

STAR TREK (or any other space series)

Why Star Trek? Well, it's because I'm a huge science-fiction fan and because the franchise is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. I started watching the show as a kid in the 60s and I love it. I've just seen the latest Star Trek movie by JJ Abrams and highly recommend it. And because many guys really like sci-fi programmes.

You don't have to stick to Star Trek inspired ideas - and there are thousands from the various TV shows and movies - you can base your space series (science fiction) project on any series from Star Wars, Stingray, Dr Who, Twilight Zone, Stargate, Falling Skies, Six Million Dollar Man, Superman, Quantum Leap, Arrow - and this list goes on!! If your inspiration is not immediately clear, do tell us what show you've picked.

I didn't know what to do, I had already done a Space theme birthday card for my Son, so put my thinking cap on, it's not on that often LOL. I asked my Son if he would like anything Space-y, he said no, then for some reason I thought he likes his Pringles, perhaps I could hack a box? SO -
I measured the size of the box, I would need for the printing and found I would have to add a little to the A4 size paper I used, to join it, no problem.

I designed and coloured it all in PS
 after finding this incredible image of Yoda here Deviant Art
The background trees are my own photograph from my recent walk,
(I knew it would come in handy!) 
with a colour overlay to make the background green.
I added a gradient to make the light spot behind him.
I added the quote again inside the lid and cut it out with a Tonic circle die
The quote came from the web.

This could so easily be achieved in Word or another program.

I'm glad to say Son was thrilled to bits with it and it has pride of place on his desk, 
he has even refilled it since I made it LOL.

I have shown all sides of the can and the lid, the darker photo is the original before printing. The colours are not as faded in real life, it was a dull day and I couldn't get better colour - sorry.