Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,, Make your own Embellishments

Wow, thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our "Anything But a Card" challenge last week. You gave me some fab ideas !! all I need now is more time to make them but I definitely will be 'CASE' ing a few :-)

This week, our challenge is


As usual our lovely boss Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 spree to her Simon Says Stamp store. New goodies are arriving everyday in the store so there is no better time to take part and be in with a chance of winning our fantastic prize !!!

For my card I used Hero Arts Sew Stylish , Sew Artsy Friends Definition and Tags and Tickets sets stamp sets.

I stamped the 'stitching' onto a craft coloured card using Rich Cocoa Memento ink I then embossed the upper half to add texture and then swiped Antique Linen Distress ink over the ridges to highlight. I then made the background for the image ,, this was made by stamping the 'Friends' background stamp onto Sticky Backed Canvas
and then inked it with the antique linen distress ink too. The image was coloured with Copics and her dress was paper pieced with Basic Grey Sugar Rush paper. I also plugged in my sewing machine and did some real sewing :-)

I made buttons using grungeboard coloured with distress ink, one was covered in BG paper, all were then smothered with Glossy Acccents. I also made a handbag using Shrink Plastic and the little pocket on the sewing machine and the 'tape measure' ribbon are made with Sticky Back Canvas

close ups :-)

more close ups :-)

The DT have made some fabulous creations for your inspiration so please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them !! :-)

Challenges :

Top Tip Tuesday ,,,, Stitching
Fab n Funky ,,, Make your own embellies (snap !!) :-)
Crafty Creations ,,,, Thank You
ABC,,,,,, 'O' for Old Fashioned
Your Next Stamp ,,,, Paper Piecing

ABC Christmas ,, D for Double Trouble

It is brill that so many of you are getting ahead with making your Christmas cards !! Thanks for all your entries to the CAS challenge and hope you all join us in the next one :-)

It is Delphine's turn to choose the theme and she chose ,,,,

"D for Double Trouble"

We would like you to use a digital image, 2 papers and at least 2 embellishments!
And if you're really up for fun, then you could use 2 images - 1 can be a sentiment.

Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights and Wendy will be giving one lucky entrant a $10 voucher to her digi store :-)

For my card I used a Mo's Digi Pencil Kai in the Snow image. I coloured the image with Copics, then masked it and used my fab new Copic airbrush + an air compressor to colour the background , I love it !! I then used Diamond Dust for 'snow'. The papers are Kaiser Crafts and I used a Martha Stewart Icicle border punch, a Himalayan snowflake punch, some spotty organza ribbon and a snowflake charm that was a gift from HM teamie America :-) I printed the sentiment on my comp :-)

Challenges :
Digital Tuesday ,,,, Digi + Die Cuts
Jingle Belles ,,,,, Christmas and No Red

The DT have made some gorgeous cards so hop on over to the ABC Christmas Challenge to see them :-)