Hello and Welcome!

Welcome to my little place in the blogging world. :)
I like to share details here for the DT projects I create and also some of my own tutorials.
I would love you to leave me a comment so I know that you have visited me.
Thanks for stopping by! Ni :) x

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Get Funky! Challenge - Master Chef Recipe

After missing last months challenge at Get Funky! due to the madness here (job interviews, job applications, my illness bug and BF's eye injury!) I have made sure to make my card for this month's challenge in good time! :)

Kathy has set the Master Chef Recipe challenge, which is as follows:
3 different papers, 5 flowers, 2 buttons, 1 length of ribbon & pearls/gems to season.
You must also use the usual 1 Funky Hand product.

Here is my card:

I have used my new (first but surely not last!) Our Betty stamp set. I love this 'Your Special Day' set which is so versatile as it comes with a variety of objects for Betty to hold (and you could add different ones too!) so look out for these in use again very soon!

Here is how I met the recipe:
3 different papers - white for stamping onto, double sided pale pink/pink floral patterned paper, hot pink card.
5 flowers - DC punched from the d/s paper.
2 buttons - bought specially on an emergency trip to a local craft store as I had no pink buttons!
1 length of ribbon - DC adhesive ric rac
Pearls/gems to season - again from DC, mini gem wheel gems as flower centers.

Betty's dress was stamped onto the hot pink card and paper pieced onto the stamped image, skin/hair coloured with promarkers. Also used one of the sentiments from the set too.
Ovals made with my very neglected (for nesties/cricut) xcut shape cutter system, which works much better on a glass mat, wish I'd known this years ago!

Thanks for stopping by, Ni x :)

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Tatty Ted Sketch Challenge Card :)

Wow almost a month since my last post, I am a bad blogger, well I have very good intentions but as some DC challengers may already know there has been a lot going on here recently. Anyways enough of the boring stuff, on to a card! Yay!

This is my card for the challenge I am hosting on the DC forums which follows a sketch.

I made it using the new freebie stamp from the latest DC magazine, Tatty Teddy!
I'm so pleased DC have purchased the license for these products as this little grey bear is so cute!

I saw this method with a split patterned backing paper and ribbon strip used on a card somewhere ages ago and wanted to try it for myself. :)
The paper is by Buzzcraft which I bought in a pack from the recent Sincerely Yours papercraft show.

I stamped Tatty Ted with black versafine ink and coloured it with my waterbrush using the Soft Grey Fur ink. Then I used my craft knife to cut slit in his paw to allow him to 'hold' the mini flag I made using a cocktail stick, some pearlescent card and a star brad - simple!

I thought this was a nice different way of using the stamp instead of just as a basic image and there is scope for other items to be used in this way. Thanks for stopping by, Ni :) x