Sunday, 27 September 2015

Challenge 156 Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Theme is add a Charm or Lots of glitter & Birthday Celebrations.

Welcome to this weeks Glitter N Sparkle Design Team sample from me
It's an extra special week as Glitter N Sparkle celebrates it's birthday too so there is extra special treats going on.
Not only can you win some amazing digi's just by entering your creations but all the Design Team have their own Blog Candy up for grabs. 

All you have to do is follow my blog and leave me a comment to be in with a chance to win my blog candy shown below :)

I look forward to hearing from you over the next week :)

Now for the main fun part of the week it's the challenge - Glitter or a Charm is the brief this week.
Here is my creation using the amazing Bugaboo Digital Stamps

I got a given a very festive digital stamp to use and it's was great fun to colour.
I have used Promarkers for this design:
Emerald - hat on penguin on the right
Berry Red & Poppy Penguin on the top right's hat
Asure & French Navy - Penguin's hat on the left 
Amber - For the beaks of the penguins
Burnt Sienna - Sign Post
Warm Grey 4 & 5 - Penguins main bodies
Pastel Blue - Snow lines
Distressed ink for a washy background

We were asked to include either lots of glitter or a charm. I went for lots of glitter which I have incorporated by using glitter card in the background and also these great glittery snowflakes by Kanban Crafts.

Full details of the Blog candy's and the challenge this week are on the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog

Good Luck and I hope to see you over the course of the week.
Tracey xxx

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Kanban Crafts Mish Mash cards

Good Morning, it's a lovely sunny day so far here in the West Midlands and I have some cards to share with you from the last couple of days.

I have been working with some of my older Kanban Crafts stock but also incorporating it with the newer collections.

These above are using a lovely Art Nouveau style lady and background stamp which I have coloured using Letraset Promarkers and on the red & green design I used Woodware Crafts Fluffy stuff to make the collar and cuffs on the coat stand out. Backs are from a paper pad by Kanban Crafts called Well wishes & Celebrations. 

Th next one is using some very cute Teddy Bear Stamps by Kanban Crafts - This set is called Wooly Bears - Rock On. I have coloured the bear with Promarkers and made a stage themed background with the stars from the stamp set and a border with the musical notes from the set too.

Finally we have a mash up of old and new supplies. I have used the brand new Kanban kit called Pretty In Lace which f you follow the link it takes you to the deal on Create & Craft Tv where is was recently launched. Within the kit are these brilliant sheets of frames which you can stamp on perfectly. So I decided I would use the Stamp set called Spring Silhouettes. I have added glitter and pearls to the pattern on the trees for added effect.

Thanks for looking and I hope you find some inspiration in my post today

Monday, 21 September 2015

Pop Up Cards and a Mini version too

Good Afternoon it's a bit damp outside here in Coventry and I am recovering from the flu and now the headache has disappeared a bit I have been working on Pop Up cards.
I really wanted to work on some different sizes and decided to make a mini one.

A mummy and a baby almost.

Here is the larger version. Which is cut from a A4 sheet of card:
Kanban Crafts - Natural Felt Cardstock
I have only used the Kanban Crafts Apricot Dreams Paper Pad for the backings and embellishments too

Now for the mini version:
Measurements are: Card stock cut to 3 1/2" by 7 1/2"
Score in the landscape position at: 1 3/4", 3 1/2", 5 1/4" & 7"
Score in the Portrait position at: 2"
Cut 1/2" strip of card and then 2 at 2 3/4" and then score each end at 1/2"

Absolutely love these and the colours and the mini's would be great as wedding place cards too

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Week #155 Use a Punch or Die Cut

Good Morning Blog world
It's a very autumnal morning here in Coventry and so it's blog day here with my Design Team sample for Glitter N Sparkle.
This Weeks challenge is about using a punch or die cuts and I had great fun using this Limited Run Digital Stamps - This one is called Fairy Catcher

Here is my card that I have made using Limited Runs fantastic Digi image.
The punch element I have used a Stampin up circle punch to create a frame border and then I also punched out hearts to decorate the card. Even the sentiment panels are punched from Stampin up punches.

Fairy Catcher is coloured with the following Letraset Promarkers:
Background - Cool aqua
Dress - Pastel Green & Soft Green
Hair - Duck Egg, Lilac and blender
Wings - Lavender & Lilac
Small new fairy - Lavender & Blue Pearl
Skin - Blush, Saffron & Pastel Pink

Backing items are a Blue Polka dot card stock from Kanban Crafts, Lilac ribbon from Meiflower Crafts, Blue Polka dot button from personal stash and the sentiment is from a Kanban Stamp set.

If you would like to enter the challenge yourself then pop along too Glitter N Sparkle Challenge #155 and join in the fun with your chances of winning some amazing digi's.

Lots of Luck

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Fae 3 from Morgan's World Art Stamp from the Glitter N Sparkle DT Blog sample

Welcome on this Sunday afternoon
It's that time of the week again when the Glitter n Sparkle team start a new challenge on the blog
This week it is Something with G so I instantly thought Green especially when I saw the stunning image they had given me to work with.

This is called Fairy Fae 3 from Morgan's World 
Beautiful isn't it, I coloured her mainly in various shades of green promarkers which I think works wonderfully. Here is a list of the colours I used:
Hair is Marsh Green , Apple Cider & Olive Green
Skin: Blush, Saffron & Pastel Pink
Small Flowers: Pastel Beige & Khaki
Nails: Lush Green
Flowers 1 : Forest Green
Flowers 2: Lime Zest & Lime Green
Leaves: Apple, grass & Forest Green
Flowers 3: Satin, Pastel Green & Lush
Eyes: Forest Green Promarker Flex Pen
Lips: Apple Cider

I have layered the Fancy Fold card blank by Kanban Crafts with some green basic card stock from Kanban's Selection box range, and then some green patterned paper from a The Works paper pad, Sage green ribbon from Meiflower Crafts, I have then added various flower elements from my craft stash.

If you would like to enter the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Week 154 then follow the link and upload your entry for a chance to win some of the these amazing images.

Thanks for looking and good luck

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Busy busy week

Just wanted to do a quick blog post as it has been a very busy week so far with trips to the Kanban Crafts Factory on Tuesday, my 34th Birthday on Wednesday and a day taking on my role as deputy manager at a local shop called Express Your shelves! And it's not the end of the week yet :)

I have been busy making samples for the next release from Kanban Crafts which airs on Create & Craft Tv next Monday from 4pm onwards in the One Day Wonder.
You are going to love it and won't want to miss it.
We can't show you anything just yet but we will be showing some sneak peeks over the weekend so watch this space.
Happy Friday for tomorrow 

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge DT card - Week 153 Anything goes

Welcome to this weeks design challenge from Glitter N Sparkle Blog, this week is an anything goes so the possibilities are endless.
I was luckily enough to be given a Lacy Sunshine - Cassie Butterfly image which I have to say coloured like a dream and was great fun to work with.

I coloured the image using my Promarkers and here is a list of them for you:
Top & tights - Pastel Blue & Blue Pearl
Hair - Burnt sienna & cinnamon
Skirt - Pineapple Crush & Mustard
Grass - Meadow & Apple
Wings & flower - Pumpkin & Marsh green
Flowers heads - Pastel Biege
Large butterfly - Poppy, antique pink & Sandstone
Crown flower - Yellow.
I have added papermania glitter sparkles on the hair & shoes.

I have bordered the card with a Tonic punch border of butterflies
Card stock is from Kanban crafts - Selection Box collection
Flower buttons in the corner for some added fun
Spotty back ground is from Buzzcraft
Sentiment is from a Woodware sentiment rubber stamp set.

I think she is great fun and if you would like to win some Lacy Sunshine digital images then why not enter this weeks challenge by following this link
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog - Week 153

Good luck and I look forward to seeing all your creations.