Wednesday 14 December 2016

The Paper Shelter Special Birthday Card Challenge

This week I will be entering my card into the The Paper Shelter Birthday Card Challenge and Blog Hop.

My stamps is called Venice Carnival, I cololured her with Copics and added Start Dust Stickles. I used distress ink to stamp some music notes in the background (the stamp is part of a Bo Bunny set). My papers are from the Craftworks Venetian paper pad. I coloured one die cut feather to match my papers. I added some flowers and a vintage charm and swirly pearls to finish it all off.

My other cards can be viewed on my Pinterest page.

Saturday 10 December 2016

Kenny K's new clipart shop :

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She is called Victorian Steampunk Beauty with Top Hat Illustration, and you can find her here.

Sunday 4 December 2016

The Paper Shelter Challenge #275 "A Christmas Card"

I'll be entering this card into this week's The Paper Shelter Challenge #275 "A Christmas Card"

My stamp is paper is called Penguins Friends. I coloured her with Copics and added Stickles. I cut the Christmas stocking by hand and distressed the edges with Range Old Paper ink and used a Prima stitching stamp on the top. The window is a Spellbinders die and the snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch. I added some lace, flowers and sparkly tinsel and a few gems as embellishments.

You can view my other cards on my Pinterest page

Club Kenny K challenge City Star

Thanks to Kenny K for this stunning freebie which I entered into the Club Kenny K challenge.

2016 Challenge 16 : The Dreamer

I made my first Christmas card using paper from the Dovecraft Tis The Season pack. The frame, corners and tags are a Leabilities die set inked with Barn Red and Aged Mahogony ink. The tree is made from a straw and honestly not my best job. I just added a few pearls, twine,  sticker and ready made bow and used an MS border punch for the green paper. The stamp is by The Paper Shelter called "December 26".

2016 Challenge 14 : Birdie Num Num

My stamp is by The Paper Shelter "That's something you don't see every day". My background paper is from the Sherri Baldy my sailor girl paper pack. Tree, fence and bunting and doily dies. The beach sand is part of a Jolees read correctly...I went thru my stickers this week. Hot glued some flowers and shells on.

2016 Challenge 12 : Science

I used The Paper Shelter My Cute Cyborg stamp. My background paper is from a mini paper pad called Time Flies. The purple frame was cut on the Cameo. I used alcohol inks on the embossed paper and added some brads. I heat embossed a doily and cut it apart to use pieces. The doilies are die cuts and I added a Steampunk cog and brad to the centre. I punched a tag and used sticky silver words and a screw brad which I coloured black with a Copic marker.

2016 Challenge 7 : Swing

I made a front open flap card. I added a scalloped punched border to the edges. My paper is from from the Prima Delight paper paxk. I added sticky pearls to the flower centres. The hearts were cut from the Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge. The stamp is Kenny K. I stickled a butterfly die.

2016 Challenge 6 : Framed

My papers are from the Venetian Collection pack. I added some stickles and pearls to the mask. I dry brushed the big frame with a variety of metallic paints then added some  feathers and Candi Dots. I stuck a string of gems onto the feather. The small frame is part of a 3D sticker pack. The little butterfly is a die which I inked and stickled and the sentiment is a die. The lace corner is from The Ribbon girl.

2016 Challenge 5 : Get your surf on!

I used a Magnolia Tilda Splash stamp and cut it out with a Nesties. I added some heat embossing around the edges and distressed the edges of my papers. The clouds are a flower punch and I cut little nibs out of them. My background paper and sentiment are from the Heartfelt Creations Countryside Evening pack. The seahorses are Magnolia stamps. I added lots of Stickles and made my own surfboards. I added some lace and a string of pearls to the bottom of the card and hot glued some shells on. The birds are a die which I coloured with Copics. They turned out nice and shimmery (300gm white shimmery paper). 

2016 Challenge 4 : Whitewashed

I used a sheet of paper from the Fabscraps Shabby Chic pad and painted over it with white craft paint and then added some modeling paste. I did the same to the patterned paper which is from the Daphne Collection Heartfelt Creations. For my picture I photocopied a picture from a magazine and transferred it to fabric using mod podge then added a layer of mod podge. The lace and flowers are just a a variety from my stash and a few pearls and a die cut frame.

2016 Challenge 3 : Long Hot Summer

I used a beach background you cut for me as well as the background to my Elzybells stamp. I used dies for the chair and flipflops, palm trees, clouds and a Nesties for the stamp. The sandy beach bits and starfish are part of a Jolee's sticker pack. The bucket was a flowerpot I added a handle to and inked and added liquid pearls dots and stripes. The "cool summer" were part of a sticker pack.

2016 Challenge 2 : Couple

I used The Paper Shelter "Hey Baby" stamp.I added quite a lot of white gel pen accents and glossy accents to the car window, mirror and light. The red heart was a left over from a previous project. The silver brads are stuck on with puffy pads. The flowers are an assortment from my stash. I used one of my treasure white beaded twirls. The white flowers with turquoise brads are part of a pack Chelsea gave me for Christmas. I added the Love charm with a ring attached to a safety pin.

For my background I used the wavy die I bought last week. I marked out the 15cm paper at 5cm increments and cut the die 4 times using 3 sheets of paper together. Once cut I separated them and used the white as the base for the inside of my card and cut away the dotted edges of the red papers. For the front of the card I stuck the papers down without any cutting. I used a heart doily and a piece of lace I bought at Chamdor a while ago.

2016 Challenge 1 : New craft item

My newest purchase was a Gate Fold card I'd bought from Silhouette and mini adhesive pearls and mini bow die which were the last items I bought at a store. I sprayed the gate fold with silver glitter (from you). I used a Cuttlebug 2 piece embossing folder called Blossom Dance for the pink and yellow backgrounds and stuck a few pearls on. I added the With love tag with ribbon punched at the sides. I coloured in a Tilda with heart stamp and added mini pearls to her dress and stuck her with puffy pads.


Well, 2016 has arrived and we are starting new challenges...

2015 Card Girls Challenge 26 : Another Wee Stamp

I used the Oak Tree boy stamp.  I used distress inks for the background. My papers are from Dovecraft Tis the Season and Craftwork Time Flies. The curly ribbon is from Ribbon Girl. The Christmas tree is a die, I used Aleene's Glitter Snow on it. The flowers are a variety.  The Merry Christmas on top is ribbon.

2015 Card Girls Challenge 25 : Wee Stamp

I used the Polly stamp. My paper is from the Heartfelt Creations Daphne collection. I sewed different stitches on each piece. The plain is Gemstones paper. My corner dies are a Lea'bilities and a doily to which I added pearls. Behind the stamp is a Nesties. I added my flower arrangement on the embossed side. 

2015 Card Girls Challenge 24 : Autumn

I chose The Paper Shelter Autumn Joy stamp. I used Dotted Swiss for the backing. I used a MS round the page punch behind the stamp.  I punched two types of leaves out of left over scraps of paper. The butterfly is Petaloo. The lady bug is K & Co.I added Flower Soft to the ground amongst the leave and three sticky pearls for buttons.

2015 Card Girls Challenge 23 : Get Well

I used one of The Paper Shelter Cute Nurses stamp. My background paper and brown/white dotted paper is from the Rose Garden paper pack and the other papers are from the Dovecraft Back to Basic Christmas pack.
I used the Beaded Ovals nestie behind my stamp. The border is an XCut die and the end of the arrow is a Joy die. I added a piece of lace under the arrow. The hat and stethoscope are brads. I made the rose from the Fabscrabs punch out flower paper, leaves are a die and the brown flowers I bought in the UK.

2015 Card Girls Challenge 22 : Tilda on the Beach

I used another cute magnolia Tilda stamps for this card. I cut the side step card on the Cameo as well as the lighthouse, fence, life saver tube, anchor and wheel. I distressed the fence and added mists in cappuccino and pearl and some modelling paste. I added Pearl mist and sticky gems to the lighthouse.  The grass is a MS punch and I added a few roses. The towel, glasses, boardwalk and shells are from a Jolee's sticker pack. 

2015 Card Girls Challenge 21 : Beach Card

One of my favourite Magnoli Tilda stamps. I added a piece of lacy fabric over mt background Fabscraps paper.   I added glossy accents to the beach hut windows and stones and shells to the beach. The waves, leaves and banner are die cuts. I sprayed liquid pearls amd address distress ink and liquid snow to the layered waves. I cut a stencil for my clouds and dabbed liquid snow. The flowers and button were in my stash. The sailboats were embossed and I used red and blue distress inks over the boats.

2015 Card Girls Challenge 20 : Engagement

My stamp is by The Paper Shelter Stylish Flirting. My background paper is Simply Gorjuss. I cut the stamp apart so you could see the arch behind the couple. The arch you and I made on our weekend of Cricut paper piecing. I cut the heart border and butterfly flourish on my Cameo. I sprayed the flourish with silver glitter glue and added pearls to the butterflies. I used the cut out hearts from the border randomly with puffy pads.   added roses to the flat paper pieced roses. I sewed the heart lace onto the looped bias binding which I bought in England. 

2015 Card Girls Challenge 19 : She's a Maniac

My stamp is by The Paper Shelter "She's a Maniac". The patterned paper I cut with a Nesties from the MME Now and Then paper pack. I punched the hearts with MS punches.  The little hearts are the cut outs from a banner which I coloured with Copics. The ribbon and flowers are from my stash and the blue and white flower is a Fabscraps flower I made.

2015 Card Girls Challenge 18 : Vintage Phone

My stamp is The Paper Shelter Vintage Phone. I cut my centre step card on the Cameo.The patterned paper reminded me of retro wallpaper and is from the Basic Grey Sweet Threads paper pack. The black clock is a sticker and the bird in cage is  Jolee's sticker which I attached with a flower brad. The die is a Memory Box called Crochet Corner, I inked the edges with Worn Lipstick distress ink. The cameo and frame are resin. I coloured the frame with a Copic marker. I added some adhesive gems for her necklace.

2015 Card Girls Challenge 17 : Steampunk

I chose The Paper Shelter Steampunk Teddy stamp. I used gel pens and Stickles and Glossy Accents. The background is an embossed page. I added some clock hands and a gem . The big clock is chipboard which I painted with craft paint. The patterned paper on the right is from the DCWV Timeless pack. The two tickets are Heartfelt Creations. I cut the white doily on the Cameo. It's one doily I cut in two pieces which I did with the clock too. The stamp is cut on a Nesties. The turquoise and brown ribbon is adhesive and came in 30cm strips. Flowers, stickers and random flowers, a ribbon and heart charm complete it.

2015 Card Girls Challenge 16 : So Stylish

I used The Paper Shelter So Stylish stamp and Heartfelt Creations paper from the Intiquity pack. I tore the edges of the three papers with my patterned ruler then inked the edges with Mahogany distress ink and added a bit of Modeling paste. I ran the stamped image and backing through the Distrezz-it-all, then inked the edges with a mix of Mahogany amd Tea Dye and used a bit around the image. The tag/tickets are part of the paper pack. The swirls are the leaf die I used recently.  I stuck the leaves under the image and dabbed Mahogany ink then Stickles on the swirls. Pearls, flowers and bow finish it off.

2015 Card Girls Challenge 15 : Zip

I used Heartfelt Creations paper from the  Daphne Collection. I used alcohol ink on glossy paper and then cut the leaves from a Memory Box die. I also used the alcohol ink on the resin frame and corner piece. I sewed the zip and lace by hand then zigzagged the edges with the machine. I hot glued random flowers and a double bow.

2015 Card Girls Challenge 14 : Bright and Bold

My papers are from 2 pads Riverbank Revels and Victoria Gardens. My stamp is a Pink Gem digi. I added some liquid dot pearls around her and cut her out on a Nesties. The sentiment is LOTV with a punched scalloped circle backing. The flowers are from my stash and the leaves are a die. On the right hand inside of the card I punched and fed ribbon then added two thin white strips of ribbon on either side of the pink ribbon. 

2015 Card Girls Challenge 13 : Santa

The challenge this week was to use this picture of Santa...

My background paper is from the DCWV Forever and Always paper pack.  The red panel is embossed using a Couture Creations die called Twiggy Christmas.  I added lace on both sides of the panel.  I cut the white glitter frame with a Nesties and added the black and white print of Santa with puffy pads. The red and white bow is a Marianne die. I put it together with a small brad. The frame is resin bought from PNA and the 25 stamp is by Kaisercraft. The swirls and leaves are dies. I added pearls to my red flowers. The arrangement is a variety from my stash.

2015 Card Girls Challenge 12 : Trees

I used different pieces of white card, corrugated, shimmer and glitter. The birch trees are an Impression Obsession die and the small leafy sprigs are a Memory Box die which I coloured green. I tore the two edges of the corrugated card and attached the trees, birds with puffy pads. I added some Stickles to the ground.

2015 Card Girls Challenge 11 : Layers and Textures

Having coffee with a friend is one of my favourite things to do so I used an Elzybells stamp, coloured with Copics and gel pens on the shoes and Stickles on the cups and handbag. I cut the image with a Nesties.My paper is a left over from Heartfelt Creations (I always save my leftovers...they're too special to get rid off and you never know when you'll need a little piece). I used Modeling Paste mixed with navy and silver craft paint for the stenciled bricks and the edges of the card. I used the same mixture with some white paint on the corrugated board. I stuck a piece of lace below it. The window is a die which I painted and added lace as the cafĂ© curtains. I hot glued flowers in the flower box and a sticky gem heart, and used a leaf die on the bottom flower arrangement. The sentiment us LOTV which I stuck on a punched tag to which I added an eyelet and ribbon.

2015 Card Girls Challenge 10 : Wedding card - No stamps

I cut my card on the Cameo.  The shirt and dress were embossed in the Cuttlebug.  I added some gems for the buttons, a strip of ribbon and a gem on the dress. I added some sticky pearls and stickled the bodice and the embossed pattern on the skirt.

2015 Card Girls Challenge 9 : Superhero

I think all teachers are superheros! My background numbers were cut on the Cameo, the yellow tape is washi tape.  The stamp is by The Paper Shelter called Vintage Teacher. I used a while gel pen on the little blackboard. It came with a peg on the back which I cut off. The book and apple are stickers from various sticker packs. I found the pencils at my local craft shop. I cut the Thank You pocket and tag on the Cameo and added some Stickles around the edge of the tag.

2015 Card Girls Challenge 8 : Work in Progress

The stamp is from The Paper Shelter. My papers are from the Craftwork Cards Venetian Collection Pack and I used a Fiskars border punch for the scalloped background. I used a MS flower border punch on the side of the card and distressed the edges with Tea Dye ink. The lacy ribbon and the pearly flowers on a stem are from England. I used a new die for the frame, corners and tags. The sentiment is from the paper pack. I added a few pearls to the frame and corners and used some garden brads.

2015 Card Girls Challenge 7 : New Beginnings

My papers were a freebie pack with a magazine. The stamp is a digi from Pink Gem Designs which I cut out with a Nesties. I used a bigger one for the background.  The sentiment is LOTV and punched with a circle and scalloped circle punches. The flowers are punched out and I hot glued buttons in the centre.  I added lace and ribbon from my stash.

Secret Challenge 9 - 12

We continued our secret challenge by choosing stamps as our themes. There are just so many stamps to choose from and we hadn't used enough yet, so here we go...

Wee Stamps:
This is my favourite Wee Stamp. My papers are Heartfelt Creations Sunny Day. I distressed all the edges and the doily and banner with Tea Dye and Stormy Sky.  The floral arrangement is from my new purchases except the roses. I added a butterfly with a crystal trail.

Paper Shelter:
I used Fabscraps Travel Culture for my background. The striped strip on the right is the reverse side of the background paper. I punched an MS border punch, I think its called Iron Gate.  Behind my stamp I punched a doily with a Fiskars circle punch.  The bow is a die, I just love it. I put it together with an Eiffel Tower brad. The sentiment is stuck onto half the base of the bow die. The stamp is Paper Shelter Si Belle.

I made a monochromatic card using Tilda.  I cut her and the tag out on a Nesties. The little flowers are a die. You use two pieces and feed them through a cut in the tag then fold the backs like brads. The little hearts were the cutouts left over from the die. My papers are from Amy Tangerine Plus One and Basic Grey Out of Print. I sewed the papers, added some lace and pearls and a few roses.

Kenny K:
My paper is from a Bo Bunny paper pack called Serenade Collection.  I used Barn Door distress ink on the edge of my tag which is a Nestie. I cut another round Nestie and the words are a die. I added pearls and put Glossy Accents on the circle. I used some eyelets and twine. The sunglasses are from a Jolees sticker pack which I used because the gap seemed too empty.