Sunday, 27 April 2014

Blue - Belle!

Hello, hope you all had a peaceful Easter! Today I have my DT card for Scribble and Scrap Challenge #17 (always , "Anything Goes") where you can win a £10-£15 voucher to spend in the Scribble and Scrap Shop.
I was inspired by the beautiful lemon papers in the Soft Lemon and White digi paper set  and as I love bluebells I decided to use the Bluebell Sprite 2 digi stamp  from Aurora Wings.
I laser printed the stamp and foiled it in black. It was coloured with my Copics and I also used my polychromos pencils (which I blended with a paper stump dipped in Sansodor).
I cut the bluebells, image and lettering and mats on my Cameo. To get the right colour to match for the bluebells I cut the heads and mat in textured white and coloured them in the same way that I coloured the character. I did the same with the lettering, it was a bit painstaking but I think it was worth it. Finally everything that had been coloured was covered with a clear wink of stella brush pen ... and boy does it twinkle!
I am still learning to use my new camera , so the colour isn't quite right in the photos, but I think I will try again in daytime , when the sun is shining!
Happy Crafting,
Denyse x



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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Happy Birthday Mum!

I just wanted to say a very special Happy Birthday to my Mum Betty.
This is the card I made for her. Everything (including the scrapper's delights digi stamp) is cut on my Cameo. the image is coloured with Copics. I am experiencing issues with my HP desk jet and my Copics, so I have been laser printing my images and then foiling in black, which i think is a great effect anyway!
Happy crafting,
Denyse x 



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Sunday, 13 April 2014

An Easter treat!

Well I am recovering from visiting  the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and met up with some fabulous crafting friends, Gemma, Tamzin, Jean and Louise!
Once again it is time for the Scribble and Scrap and challenge, which is always anything goes.
I am particularly excited this week as I have actual designed my own Silhouette files!
I wanted to create an Easter treat bag and to incorporate the lovely Archie digi stamp. I used Serif draw to create a top and bottom to my bag, and also the mats. I drew the flower, egg and zigzags myself in the program and exported them. 
I traced the Archie digi, used print and cut and then coloured using my copics.
I measured a piece of cellophane to the width of the bag and adjusted the height to suit the number of eggs that I had to wrap. I created a tube with double sided tape running down the middle at the back (the bag could be made from Acetate!)
The top part of the bag features a v shaped (book cover)piece of card and then the handle piece (which sticks on to the v shaped piece). The bottom of the bag is just a v shaped (book cover) piece with a mat. I decorated with my flowers, which were printed from the Scribble and Scrap papers, One for the Boys (I LOVE that paper pack!) and Soft Lemon and White 
So here is my Easter treat bag, with for the very first time my own Silhouette Files :)
Happy Crafting!
Denyse x






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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Saucy Susie!

Another month has flown by and it is time for the next Crafts Galore Encore Challenge! The theme this month is to include your favourite colour (how easy is that) and it is sponsored by the fabulous Kenny K. If you haven't checked this brilliant source of digi stamps out yet, then you need to!
There are two prizes of two digi stamps each, one will be drawn at random and one will be picked on merit!

I chose this amazing, vintage/western image and have named the character, Saucy Susan. She lives in a bordello on the edge of town and has recently discovered that selfies (with a hint of a garter) can achieve good prices in the G-Hay auctions, at the back of the barn!
I coloured Susie with my copics (I just love turquoise) and used a fab paper from Scribble and Scrap (One for the boys) as my background "wallpaper". The tickets, image, mats, chandelier, hole reinforcers and wain skirting were all cut on my trusty cameo and I finished it off with some screw type brads and a vintage looking pin.

Happy Crafting!
Denyse x



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