Friday, 28 August 2015

Window Blinds

Hi Everyone and also to my lovely new followers, I hope to keep you entertained with something different every few days.

Today I certainly have something different. I hope you won't be offended.

I needed a birthday card for a friend of 51 years, we have always had a great laugh the 4 of us, so usually send him a humorous birthday card. This year was no exception. I am a member of the Card making and Papercrafts with the Silhouette on Facebook where Marie Papadopoulou made a silhouette behind some window blinds, then a few others did something else with the blinds and then I saw this by Julie, well here is my interpretation on the theme, the image is from a font. 

I cut the blinds out of shiny black card with the image in matt black card, I added the background I had played with in PS and printed it out. The sentiment is one I saw on the web and it seemed to suit the image and our friend LOL. He is 74! I'm glad to say he laughed his head off.

Window - Blinds from the SIL store
Image - Pole Dance font

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Birthday card

Hi everyone, I had a FB post from my niece in China, they had gone out for a meal and she was enjoying it when she noticed "something" in her bowl.

Anyhow on to my post and what you are here for.

 I had a birthday card to make for one of my Great Niece's and I came across a sketch that I really like, so the design is of this sketch, I haven't entered a challenge for a while, so this one is for the Try Stamping or Not - on a Tuesday!

The image is a digi by coloring book pages. Isn't she lovely? The DP's and elements are by Dawn by Design, (The inside alpha is also from the kit.)  I paper pieced, coloured and added embossed "eleven" to the banner in PS . I added some Magic glitter to the gold spot border. The inside alpha is also from the kit.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Lazy Days

Hi Everyone, my DT post today is for Deedee's Digis who is sponsoring a challenge at Crafty Girlz the theme is Anything Goes with the Twist of Lazy Days.

Deedee has a few images I could have used for this challenge, but decided to go with this piggy 'cause he's enjoying his Lazy Day and also the perfect sentiment for him too. I used the ready coloured image this time and in PS I made a frame adding a DP and the sentiment, then added another DP to surround it. I made a palm tree and coconuts out of PS shapes, I printed it all, making 2 copies for the tree and the pig, I 3D'd the 2nd layers, adding 3D gloss to his eyes and trotters and sparkle to his drink, then added sparkle to the wave shapes too. I wouldn't mind sitting with him under the palm trees.

Dp's Pixelberrypie

Monday, 24 August 2015

Basket of flowers

Hi Everyone, Deedee's Digis has a Digi of the Month challenge and today we have a reminder post that you can still enter this months challenge.

My offering is another basket from the free kit offered, the Seasonal Basket kit, the flowers are from the Grown with Love kit. Basket & Flowers coloured in PS. I followed the colours in teh background DP. It just goes to show, how different the effect can be, when using different kits and colouring the outline images in them, or if you don't have time there are ready coloured images included. The sentiment is also in the kit.

 DP's are by Summertime Designs

Friday, 21 August 2015

Watercolour rose

HI everyone, while my 'puter was being naughty, I told you I made a few cards without it, here is another one.

I used water colour pencils on the rose after stamping it. Yes! a wooden block stamp, I think it is Docrafts. The papers were from a magazine, I've had them a long time. I used a sketch design that I have used before, I can't find it, but I think it's from Mojo on Monday, I used a Martha Stewart punch between the layers and added a ribbon and gems. I used Tonic circle dies to cut the rose and red card layer.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Friendship Day

I was challenged by a bloggie friend to join in with the Friendship Day which was on August 2nd. I had told her I was lacking in mojo, she said well you can make a card for a friend and send it to her. I'm up for a challenge, so here's what I made Kathy.

I had tried to colour this image (and others) in with new colouring markers, but failed miserably, so I sent them back and have decided to stick to my digi colouring, yes it restricts me in certain challenges, however I am happy doing it this way and at my age happy is good :)

The image Wishful Asha is free from Make it Crafty with this months challenge at the Outlawz Progressive Challenge, also has a card challenge with Friendship as the theme, so this is suitable for both. I used a dandelion background to simulate the seeds blowing around and used a Photoshop swirly mask behind the image and the sentiment, to make it seem like they were blowing around as well. I used Xcut round dies to cut out the sentiment and image and 3D'd them over the PS mask. A CAS card I suppose, but I didn't think it needed anything else and the image is so pretty. I followed the Design Seed colour sample.

Dandelion DP Pixel Scrapper

Monday, 17 August 2015


Hi Everyone, a DT post for Deedee's Digis, Deedee is sponsoring a challenge at Crafty Girlz where there is a Path of Positivity Challenge with the theme of Opportunity this month. My take on the challenge is this card, I absolutely LOVE this giraffe, taking the opportunity to have some fun I thought and that's how this card came to be.

However one of the sentiments also in this fabulous fun kit was "Go Wild" it all came together so quickly. I decided on a CAS card because I didn't think the giraffe needed anything, I printed him and cut it out on my Cameo, no worry with cutting those rings out and breaking one of them, yippee! I added 3D gloss to the rings and his eyes, also cut some grass by Birds Cards cut the sentiment with an Xcut die 3D'd the giraffe and layered his legs through the grass. - voila! I will have to have a go with the other animals soon they crease me up.