Thursday, 19 July 2018

Creative Challenge - Let's Get Coloring!!

Hi Crafty Friends!  Thank you for joining me on my blog!  I'm sure you've been spoilt for choice with inspiration photos over on the CDD blog!
Today I'm sharing this card as part of the creative challenge using the new 'Llama Party' stamp set.












I love to colour and the two colouring mediums I gravitate towards are water colouring (colouring with distress inks or zig clean colour real brush markers) and alcohol markers (in my case it's copic markers).

I find that colouring with zig real brush markers are great if you want to colour something quickly...I find the process is a lot quicker and also easier to blend colours. Copic markers are my favourite to colour with although colouring generally takes a bit longer, but if you find colouring relaxing like me then its fine!



The Llama Party set is quite a large stamp so to colour all of the llamas is quite time intensive. On this card I have used copic markers 
but have only blended and shaded the faces. On the body I have used little swirls in a variety of cool grey markers in 'C' shapes to give texture but to also colour them quickly.  All the products I have used to make this card are listed here**:

Copic Markers - C3, C1, C00, 0, R35, R39, V12, V15, YR04, YR02, RV04, RV02. Y13, Y11, G02, G00, B66, B63, BV01, BV00, RV10
Sakura Gelly Roll Pens - White, Black
Memento Tuexdo Black Ink (to stamp the image)
Glossy Accents


I hope you enjoyed my post today and look forward to sharing more projects with you soon!  If you would like to see a process video of me colouring and making the card pictured below just click here.





Until next time! xxx


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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Sparkly Rainbow Unicorn Card

Hey everyone!

A close friend of mine asked me to make a card with unicorns, rainbows and if possible, the birthday girls name.....so this is what I created!


Here are all the products I used:
Magical Unicorns - Craftin Desert Divas - https://bit.ly/2JhORFB
Rainbow Die - Craftin Desert Divas - https://bit.ly/2NLDRDN
Fancy Frames Dies - Craftin Desert Divas - https://bit.ly/2JhCw41
Antistatic Powder Bag - https://bit.ly/2KGWmvb
Versamark Ink - https://bit.ly/2zHz0jO
Twinkle Twinkle Background Stamp - Taylored Expressions
Holographic Embossing Powder - Papermania
Heat Tool
Alphabet Banner Dies - MFT
Bundle of Baby Clothes - MFT
Heart & Bow Dies - Bundle of Baby Clothes - MFT
Distress Inks
 - Picked Raspberry
 - Spiced Marmalade
 - Squeezed Lemonade
 - Cracked Pistachio
 - Blueprint Sketch
 - Wilted Violet
Copic Markers
Silver Glitter Cardstock - Hobbycraft

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

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Friday, 13 July 2018

CDD July 2018 Release Blog Hop



The July Release is now available for purchase! This collection of stamps, dies (and a stencil too!) is a great addition to your Summery cards or planner spreads. You’ll find lots of creative uses for the 6x6” swirl stencil - like a fun template for stitching! Once you’re done hopping and seeing all the inspiration the design team have created for you, head over to the Craftin Desert
Divas shop to snag your new release bundle - 10% off only through 7/15!


Llama Party

For this card I have stamped and coloured (with copics) the llamas from the Llama Party stamp set. I then used the fancy frames dies to cut one of the rectangles from white cardstock. I used a craft knife to cut out the a smaller rectangle to create a frame which I then lined with foam tape on the back. On my cardbase I took one of the sentiments from the set and stamped randomly all over the base using Hero Arts Ombre ink in Pool to Navy. I then trimmed my llamas down and positioned them to fit in the frame and secured to the base. I then secured the frame.

Fruity Friends
For this card I used the largest die from the fancy frames die  and stamped and coloured the small apple and strawberry all over the cardstock.  I used memento tuxedo black ink for all the stamping including the boy apple and girl strawberry.  I coloured all the images with my copic markers.

For the sentiment I cut out a circle from the stitched in circle dies and stamped out a sentiment.  To layer up the card on to the cardbase I cut a slightly smaller than A2 size rectangle in olive green card.  

I absolutely adore this set and have already made more cards using it so I look forward to sharing those with you in the very near future!

Up next on the hop is Rachel! click here to see her amazing creations!

In case you got lost somewhere along the hop here are all the Design Team members' posts!  Be sure to check out all these talented designers creations:

Saundra: click here
Ashley: click here
Anna: click here
Claire-Anne: click here
Michelle: click here
Jackie: click here
Janni: click here
Natalie: click here
Samantha: click here
Sherry: click here
Ashlee: click here
Elaine: you are here!
Rachel: click here Return to CDD blog hop post: click here
July Release 2018


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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

CDD Sneak Peek Day 3! Llama Party & Fruity Friends

Its Day 3 of our release week! Today I'm showing you cards I made for July's release and I hope they give you some inspiration...the whole release is absolutely amazing!  The cards I have prepared below showcase 'Fruity Friends' and 'Llama Party'.  If you head on over to the Craftin Desert Divas YouTube channel you can watch my card making tutorial using the Llama Party stamps - click here.


CDD July Release 2018

There are lots of other fabulous stamp sets in the release plus a new stencil and a new set of dies so be sure to check out other Design Team members' blogs to see what they have created to tempt you!

Fruity Friends
For this card I have coloured (with copic markers) and fussy cut the cute cherry boy and girl image from the new fruity friends stamp set.

I then cut out the fence and grassy border from the Outdoor Landscape 2 dies and inked those up with vintage photo (fence) and peeled paint (grass) distress inks.  For the background scene piece I cut out a panel using the Fancy Frames dies and lightly inked up the top portion with tumbled glass distress ink and the bottom portion with peeled paint.  The clouds I used are from the Rainbow die set...I love the stitched swirl design of those!

To layer up the card I cut a base layer of pale blue cardstock from my stash and then die cut a black piece of card using the second largest of the dies from the Fancy Frames set.  Before I adhered all by scene elements I heat embossed the sentiment onto the inked background panel using Versafine onyx black ink and clear embossing powder.

Be sure to check back on my blog on Friday to see how I made the other cards using more of the stamps in the release!

And incase you didn't know...…….there's a

GIVEAWAY!!!

Craftin Desert Divas will be giving away one of each of the new release products to one lucky winner!  For your chance to win you can enter by:
  • Visiting the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Page (+3 points)
  • Follow Craftin Desert Divas on Twitter (+3 points)
  • Tweet a message about the July Release (+5 points)
For more information click here and scroll to the bottom of the CDD blog.  Good luck!

xxx

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Happy Birthday Mum!

Hi Crafty Friends!  Thanks for visiting my blog!  Today I have this really sweet card I made for my lovely Mum.  I used these adorable pandas from the Cheering for You stamp set from Clearly Besotted.  If you'd like to see how I made this card just click here to be taken direct to my YouTube video!  I've listed all the products I used below:

Cheering For You stamps - Clearly Besotted
Antistatic Powder Tool - Ranger https://bit.ly/2tM2x5J (UK) https://bit.ly/2KGWmvb (US)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Copic Markers
Quilted Backdrop Die - Lawn Fawn https://bit.ly/2N3LiF7
Blueprints 27 - MFT
Sequins
Glitter card
Nuvo Liquid Adhesive https://bit.ly/2Iy3Fzx (UK) https://bit.ly/2KKkAVu (US)
Quinn Alphabet Dies - Lawn Fawn

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Thursday, 5 July 2018

Creative Challenge - Birthday Card Stash!

Hi everyone!  Today is my first post for Craftin Desert Divas and I'm super excited to share this set of super sweet cards I made this week!

I took some slightly textured watercolour cardstock and diecut four of the largest scalloped frames from the fancy frame die set.  I then scribbled on four colours of zig clean colour real brush markers, one colour on to each panel.  To blend the colour in I took a wet wide paint brush and moved the colour around until it covered the whole panel more evenly.  Finally I sprayed each panel with my mini mister and left to dry naturally.  To speed this up you could blast with your heat tool!

When I make cards in batches I find it easiest to do things in a conveyor belt style and do all the same tasks at the same time.  For example, I die cut the large rectangle frames and the vellum circles all at the same time.  The vellum circles were cut using the third largest die from the stitched in circle die set.

Once my watercoloured panels were completely dry I tapped on some watered down copic opaque white paint and Windsor and Newton ink in gold.  Once the splatters were dry I used my misti stamping tool and stamped one of the sentiments from the stars & wishes stamp set using my Versafine onyx black ink on to each panel.  I stamped each sentiment several times to get a good impression on the textured cardstock.  Whilst my misti and stamp set was still out I stamped my troll from the same stamp set on to copic friendly cardstock with memento tuxedo black ink.  If I'm really in a rush to get cards done I'll often use images I've already got coloured up!  I kept the colouring super simple and where possible the colours the same on each troll.  The only colours that are different on each one are the headbands and hair.  I've listed below all the colours I used.

Once all the colouring was done I fussy cut them all out and adhered them on to my vellum circles.  I ran the trolls through my xyron sticker maker for easiness and speed.  I used double sided tape on the back of the vellum circles and secured to my water colour panels.  Finally I used my ATG to apply lots of adhesive to the back of the watercolour panels as they were quite warped from the water I applied to them.  I then stuck them to my cardbases (which I had premade).

Here is a list of the items I used to create these cards:
Watercolour cardstock
Stars & Wishes stamp set
Fancy Frame dies
Stitched In Circle dies
Copic Opaque White
Gold Ink - Windsor & Newton
Mini Mister
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Vellum
Scotch 3M Foam Tape
Double Sided Tape
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Versafine Ink - Onyx Black
Copic Markers:
  • Trolls - C3, C1, C00, R20
  • Stars - Y17, YR31
  • Cloud - BG10, B01
  • Hair colours - RV02, RV10, Y06, Y11, BV02, BV00, BG13, BG11
Kuratake Real Brush Markers:
  • Pink - 025 (pink)
  • Yellow - 052 (bright yellow)
  • Green - 042 (turquoise green)
  • Purple - 080 (violet)

I hope you enjoyed these cards and my first post for CDD!  Look forward to bringing you more cute goodness!  Until next time xoxo

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