Friday, 22 March 2019

Interactive Sliding Window Card - Pink Puffy Clouds Birthday Card

Hi crafty friends:...…

Thank you so much for joining me here on my blog!  Today I'm sharing another interactive sliding window card....I absolutely love the sliding window die and how easy it makes to create a fun interactive element on your card.

I used some scrap watercolour cardstock to create the base panel of my card and used the mini cloud stencil and some picked raspberry distress ink to apply some pretty fluffy clouds.

The stamp set I used for the main images on my card is the 'Up We Go' stamp set from Mama Elephant/Hampton Art and I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
to colour in the images:
  • Balloons (Peach Pink, Sugared Almond Pink, Lilac, English Lavender, Light Blue, Haze Blue, Turquoise Green, Pale Green, Blender)
  • Bunny (Pale Gray, Pink Haze)
I have posted a youtube video to show you how I created this card...I hope you find it helpful and gives you some inspiration on how to create your own card :)
Here is a list of all the supplies I have used to create the card in this post:

There are some affiliate links contained in this post (not all....I have included some links purely for your convenience!)

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Crafting Desert Divas Monthly Challenge - Pastels!

Well if you follow my Instagram you'll most likely have seen than I loooove pastels!  I especially love pinks and purples :)

For this months CDD challenge I chose to go with the pastel theme (you could have also chosen interactive cards) and I absolutely love how it turned out and I really enjoyed pulling out all of my CDD goodies!

For the background of my card I used four shades of distress ink: 
- wilted violet
- tumbled glass
- worn lipstick
- squeezed lemonade
I used a make up brush to lightly blend on the colour and build the colour up slowly.  I then smooshed some of the ink pad on to my glass mat (I first started with wilted violet), loosened it with some water and then used a paint brush to splatter on some purple droplets.  To protect the rest of the panel (blue, pink and yellow sections) I used a paper towel to lightly cover them while I splattered each section.  I then repeated the splatter process on each of the colours (blue on blue, yellow on yellow etc).  I trimmed down my panel to 4"x5
25" and used double sided adhesive to secure it to a white A2 side folding card base.
I used the 2nd largest die from the inside scalloped rectangle frame die set and cut it from some heavyweight white card and then secured this to the center of  the pastel card panel using some liquid adhesive.
The clouds were cut from some heavyweight white card with CDD puffy cloud die and lightly ink blended around the edges with the same distress inks as the background.  These were also adhered to the card with liquid adhesive. 

My bunny on a swing comes from the stamp set 'Look for Stars' which is full of adorable images.  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on some copic friendly cardstock.  I used the following copic markers to colour my image:
* Bunny - W4, W3, W1, W00, RV10
* Onsie - BV13, BV02, BV01, BV31
* Heart/Bows - R85, R83, R81
* Stars - Y13, Y11
Swing - BG34, BG11 (rope), E35, E33, E25 (seat)

I fussy cut the bunny and used liquid adhesive to secure to the card base.  I used a white gel pen to highlight a few points on the image.  I popped some Nuvo Aqua shimmer pen on the clouds, stars and heart and some glossy accents on the heart and star for a little pop of dimension.  I secured some confetti stars from the 'fairy dust' sequin mix with liquid glue on to the pastel background.
I hope you enjoyed this card and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Friday, 8 March 2019

Shaker card & colouring with polychromo pencils

Hi my lovely crafty friends!  Today I share with you this very cute, pink and sweet shaker card!  I'm also using my Faber Castell Polychromo pencils on a card for the first time!  
I'ved used lots of different stamps and goodies from my stash...scalloped heart dies from Pretty Pink Posh, Joyful Mouse stamps from Hello Bluebird and Carnival Cupcake stamps from Mama Elephant.

I have created my pink background panel by layering ink with an ink smooshing technique.  I have layered several heart scallop frames to create a shaker window and filled it with some lovely pastel confetti pieces from my stash.

The colouring of my images was kept soft with just a few colouring pencils and some odourless mineral sprit (the one I use is listed below) and paper blending stumps.

If you would like to see how I put this card together from start to finish then just click the link below to watch my YouTube Video!

Craft supplies used for this card:

Joyful Mouse - Hello Bluebird
Scripty Birthday - Mama Elephant
Carnival Cupcake - Mama Elephant
Scalloped Hearts Die - Pretty Pink Posh
Quilted Heart Background Cling Stamp - Simon Says Stamp
**Outside In Stitched Scallop Rectangles - Lawn Fawn
**Antistatic Powder Bag -
**Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat -
**Tim Holtz Stamp Platform -
Daler Rowney Watercolour Card -
**Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry
**Distress Oxide- Picked Raspberry
**Paper Blending Stumps
Gina K Connect Glue
Artists Medium (blending fluid) - Winsor & Newton
StazOn Ink - Cotton White
**Acetate Sheets -
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock
** Premium Mirror Card - Silver
**Tuxedo Black Ink - Memento
3M Scotch Foam Tape -
Cutterbee Precision Scissors
**Versamark Ink
**White Pearlescent Embossing Power - WOW
Confetti Pieces - from my stash!
Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder - Ranger
**Heat Tool -
Faber Castell Polychromo Pencils
Mouse: Cold Gray V (234), Rose Carmine (124)
Bows: Helio Turquoise (155)
Present - Purple Violet (135), Rose Carmine (124)
Cupcake Frosting - Fushia (123)
Cake Bow - Blue Violet (137)
October Crystals - Studio Katia
**Tim Holtz Sidekick Die Cutting Machine
**Big Shot Die Cutting Machine -
**Tonic Guillotine Paper Cutter -
**Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen -
Uniball White Gel Pen Size 1.0

Thank you for joining me today for this cupcake frosting inspired card!  Hope you have a great day and look forward to sharing more creations with you soon!

Elaine x


*All of the products used in this video have been purchased by me and are products I love :)
**Affiliate links are contained in this description box. I hope that you find them useful and if you purchase through these links (at no extra cost to you) it will help me to keep brining you crafty goodness and inspiration...mwah!


Sunday, 3 March 2019

Birthday Card ft. Mama Elephant 'Lunar Animals' - #ctd532

Hello and welcome to my blog!  For this post I'm sharing a card I made inspired by the colours in this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge (ctd532).
I've been struggling to get my crafty juices to flow so thought following along with a few colour and sketch challenges might help me to get out of my rut.  I have used these colours in my background of my card on some Daler & Rowney Watercolour card to start the basis of my scene.  I first started with the ground and grass and then moved on to creating some fluffy clouds with my MFT mini cloud stencil.  Once the background was complete I added a few perfect pearl splatters to my background to add a little shimmer and interest.
For my animals I stamped them on to copic friendly cardstock with memento tuxedo black ink.  I coloured all the animals and birds with copic markers.  I've listed all the colours I used down in the list below and also on my colour map visual.

I cut the MFT farm fence from some white cardstock and lighted shaded it with some gray flannel dye in ink for a little extra dimension.  I adhered the farm fence to the card at the top part of the green (grass) section.

I had the 'Happy' seniment already stamped and cut out on my desk and thought I would use it for the sentiment on this card and would work well with the birds.  I used some pink zig markers to colour this.

The word 'birthday' was stamped and heat embossed in Versafine oxyn black ink and coated with clear embossing powder.  I heat set with my heat gun until shiny and glossy.

I trimmed the card panel down to 5.25" x 4", applied adhesive to the back of the panel and secured on to an A2 size card base.  

Finally I adhered all my elements on to the card using a combination of foam tape and liquid adhesive.

I popped a few white dots on to some of the animals cheeks and my card was complete!

Products used:
Mama Elephant - Lunar Animals
Party Pals Stamps - Avery Elle
Farm Fence Die - My Favorite Things
Up in the Air - My Favorite Things
Mini Cloud Stencil - MFT
Daler & Rowney Watercolour Card -
Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Cracked Pistachio, Picked Raspberry
Oxide Ink - Blueprint Sketch
Dye Ink - Gray Flannel - Tsukineko Memento Dew Drop Ink
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads
Perfect Pearls - Perfect Pearl
Copic Friendly cardstock
Tuxedo Black Ink - Memento
3M Scotch Foam Tape -
**Versafine Ink - Onyx Black -
**Antistatic Powder Tool -
**Clear Embossing Powder -
**Heat Tool -
Copic Markers
Pig: R30, R20, R00
Horse: E49, E29, E27, E25, E23,E37, E35, E34, E33, E30
Sheep: C3, C1, C00, YR02, YR01, YR00, 0, E37, E33, R20, R00
Chicken: YR27, YR24, Y38, Y17, Y15, Y13, R20
Cow: C7, C5, C3, C1 R22, R20, R00
Birds: B95, B93, B91, R21, YR02
Copic Multiliner - 0.3 (Black)
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
200 (Peach Pink)
201 (Pink Haze)
026 (Light Pink)
**Big Shot Die Cutting Machine -
**Tonic Guillotine Paper Cutter -
**Glossy Accents - Ranger -
Nuvo Liquid Adhesive
Uniball White Gel Pen Size 1.0

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*All of the products used in this video have been purchased by me and are products I love :) **Affiliate links are contained in this description box. I hope that you find them useful and if you purchase through these links (at no extra cost to you) it will help me to keep brining you crafty goodness and inspiration...mwah!