Thursday, 30 June 2011

Guest Designer at Digistamps4Joy

Good Afternoon, I am proud to announce that I was asked to be guest designer for digistamps4Joy on their fortnightly blog challenge, red, white and blue.

I have use White base card with red pearlescent card for the first layer and the second layer is blue card which I have embossed around the scalloped edges.  The starkeeper is colured with my water colour pencils and I have used a gold pen to outline the details on her dress and the strands which the stars are on.  The flowers I have highlighted with a Sakura glitter pen, the white leaf and strands of red stars are from my stash.

Thank you for stopping by
Crafty Hugs Linda xx

Flutterby Wednesday Challenge

Good Morning everyone this is my card which I will be entering into the Flutterby Wednesday Challenge.  I have used lilac paper from Foundations which is spotty on one side and stripes on another.  For the centre panel I have stamped littled flowers using Dew Drop Brilliance in pearlescent lavendar and VersaMagic purple hydranger.  I used Adirondack eggplant to distress and coloured the centre of the flowers with Sakura glitter pen.  The decoupage is one of the Moorhead range which is just sooooooooooo cute.  I stamped the butterflies with my Martha Stewart butterfly punch which is one of my favourites.  The ribbon and buttons are from my stash.

Thank you for dropping by and hope to see you again soon

Crafting Hugs Linda xx

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Dude Time Doodles Design Team & July New Release Blog Hop

Thank you for hopping by from lynn. My name is Linda and I am proud to announce that I have become a part of the Dude Time Doodles Design Team and joining the Dudettes in time for the New Releases at Bonibleaux Designs.

Below is my design using one of the New Releases "Apple Pie Sam". I have used the Grand Calibur and scalloped oval spellbinder dies for matting and layering in Red and Green. I have coloured "Uncle Sam" in using my watercolour pencils and used Woodware "Fluffy Stuff" for his beard to add texture and dimension. The ice cream and stars on his hat have been glittered to give it some sparkle. The quote is from Wild Apples by Henry David Thoreau.

Now continue the Dude Time Doodle New Release Blog Hop to tammy The hop is a continuous loop so you can jump in at any of the Dudettes blog and keep going. Be sure to leave each of us a comment as you never know who is the Mystery Hostess this month. Below is a list in case you get lost.

Thank you for stopping by
Hugs Linda

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Creations by Gill Challenge

I have again used my Grand Calibur to cut out the layered shapes scalloped and circular.  I have stamped on the scalloped layer nappy pins and embossed them in powder blue and then used stained glass distress ink to colour the edges.  On the circle layer I have stamped "brand new" and "special little person" and embossed in poweder blue then using the same coloured distress ink on the first layer distress around the circle.  I have added on of the Moorheads decoupage to the centre so this would be ideal for a baby card.  The card candy, ribbon, little feet and dummy are all from my stash.

I am entering this into Creations by Gill M Challenge

Thank you for stopping by
Hugs Linda xx

Bling It On Challenge

This card was made using 7" square card in pearlescent white and using my Grand Calibur cut out the first layer as a square and the 2 smaller squares using Core'dinations card stock.  On the first layer I have used Dew Drop Brilliance ink pad in Rocket Red.   The smaller square I have embossed using the floral embossing folder and then took of the top layer to reveal the core colour and added red gems to the insides of the flowers.  I then sprayed them both with Crafter's Companion Iridescent spray to give it a little "bling".  The corner's I have added some clear gems and a black feather.  The little clown with the kitten I have layered and added some little red gems to his hat.

I hope you like my card and I am entering this into the Bling it on Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by
Hugs Linda

Calla Lillies

I made this card using the images from MCS Celestial and Horizons which is one of my favourites.  The backing paper is just one of many which I have layered onto white cardstock.  The toppers have been glittered on all four edges and raised using foam bads.  The greeting has been also glittered on the edges.  On the top right corner I have added a cream ribbon with little pearls on.

Thank you for popping by
Hugs Linda

Monday, 27 June 2011

Handbag Card

I have made this card using MSC Encyclopaedia of Card & Papercraft Templates & Fold CD. I used supersmooth card to print onto and glittered using Crafter's Companion Iridescent spray. The topper has also been sprayed and placed on the bottom of the handbag. The glass on the card has had a few peel off circles added in silver to give the illusion of bubbles. The tall cocktail glass is from my stash as is the ribbon which I have slightly curled. I have attached a circular velcro fastener to the flap.

Thank you for stopping by

Hugs Linda xx

Flutterby Butterfly

I made this beautiful card using MCS Papercraft Library Volume 1 paper flowers.  I used 2 A5 cards joined in the centre and made the front's gatefold.  I matted and layered using Silver linen mirri card added silver ribbon to one side and a greeting on the other.  The basket template I made using green card and the flowers were from the CD.  I threaded silver ribbon between the 2 side panels and attached a butterfly.

Thank you for dropping by and please feel free to comment on my design.

Hugs Linda xx

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Bunny Snuffles & Paper Flowers

I have made this lovely card using the background from MCS Papercraft Library Bunny Snuffles.  I have used one of the window card and distress inked the frame using Tim Holtz antique linen and decorated around the window with paper flowers Fushia and Dog Rose fromPaper Flower Expert CD.  The peel off corners and sentiment are from my stash.  I hope you like this rather sweet card.

Thank you for stopping by
Love and Hugs Linda 

Monday, 20 June 2011

Crafty Calendar Challenge

I have entered this card into the Crafty Calendar Challenge for June "anything with Wings".  I made this card using a free download from My Craft Studio Club.  I used copper coloured pearlescent card as the base and backing paper from the download.  I decoupaged the fairy, she is called the shopping fairy.  I love to shop and especially love fairies, so this was right up my street.  I have added bronze ribbon and some gems and glittered the stars.

Happy Crafty Monday
Hugs Linda xx

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Creations by Gill Challenge

This card was made using spellbinder dies, cuttlebug embossing folders, Core'dination white wash card and pearlised card stock from my stash.

The circles were cut out and embossed then sanded down and then I used chipped sappire distress ink to highlight the embossed area.  The white layer was stamped with a written piece of text from my stamp stash.  The topper has been made using watercolour card Sheena Douglass' little bit sketchy daisy stamp and sentiment and the Big and Juice waterfall inkpad was used to colour them in.  I have used WOW embossing powder for the sentiment.  To complete the card I have used card candy, ribbon and flower from my stash.  I will be entering this into Creations by Gill M Blog challenge.

Happy Crafting

Hugs Linda xx

Flutterby Wednesday Challenge

I am entering this clock into the Flutterby Wednesday challenge for this week.  The theme being pink, orange and green.  I love sunflowers and the two butterflies I have done with parchment and added tiny pink gems.

I hope you like my clock I am a paint fusion addict.

Happy Crafting everyone

Thank you for stopping by Linda xxx

Divas by Design

Good afternoon all, I am entering this Tulip Clock done with my favourite paint fusion technique into Divas by Design, anything but a card. 

I made the clock using a square piece of mount board, first painting a darker base colour, then PVA and finally magnolia paint which has crackled.  I then stamped the tulips and leaves and paint fusioned them.

I hope you like my design as much as I enjoyed making it.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you leave a comment

Happy Crafting Linda xx

Wednesday, 15 June 2011


Good morning all, on my workstation this morning is a card I am putting together from the My Craft Studio CD Click Print and Go Element Sheets.  Every week I try to do something different and this week is my week for playing with my CD Roms.  My Craft Studio has now started a forum/club for all us card makers where you can go and "chat" with other like minded people.  If you are interested in joining the club go to where you will get lots of inspiration.

Back to the card I love fairies and this card shows a fairy in a snow scene which I just love.  This is for no-one in particular but I do like to have some handy for that "just in case moment".  In the background are another 2 completed cards.  There are buttons and gems still to go on the card and will post it later in the week.

Last weeks WOYWW card is now on my blog if you are interested in seeing the completed parchment.  It turned out really well.

Happy crafting Wednesday Everyone
Thanks for dropping by
Linda xx

Monday, 13 June 2011

Completed Card from WOYWW

Part of this card was featured in WOYWW last Wednesday and I thought you might like to see the finished product.

I am in a card swap club with Creations by Gill M and this is my card for June which I have now sent off. 

The Card is made using an 8 inch square card with black cardstock and brodraise Anglaise down the right hand side.  I printed off the images from MCS CD Rom and decoupaged the flowers this is parchment which I love doing.  The dragonfly is a peel off and the greeting is in pink as the swap was monochrom with a hint of another colour.  I have used pale pink brads to attach the parchment to white card.

Happy Crafting everyone

Love and Hugs
Linda xx

Wednesday, 8 June 2011


Today my work station shows a sneaky peak at the beginnings of a card for Creations by Gill M RAK club.  This month's theme is black and white and one other colour.  The card will have parchment main feature and I will be using broderie anglaise and gems as embellishments.  A butterfly might make an appearance too.   Happy Wednesday everyone.

Thank you for dropping by 
Love and Hugs Linda xx

Saturday, 4 June 2011

By the Cute & Girly Challenge

For this card I have used My Craft Studio Papercraft library, Volume 6 Men-y Happy Returns element 6 from the Stationery file.  I took a piece of pearlescent green card and using the Hougie Board scored at 10 cm from the left and 5 cm in from the right and folded the card.  I mat and layered Popcorn the Bear decoupage kit onto a piece of white card stock and distressed the white areas with Forest Moss and placed it onto the card half way.  The backing paper is from the element sheet and I cut out the plant pots from this sheet too.  The bee is from my stash as is the watering can which I have distressed with Forest Moss to give it a well worn look.  I have entered this into By the Cute & Girly Challenge - Garden.

Thank you for dropping by Love Linda xx

Crafter's Companion Challenge 13

I adore this little bear and have used him in quite a lot of cards for family and friends.  I bought this decoupage kit from Crafter's Companion and to me this epitomises summer "Gone Fishing".  I used My Craft Studio to add "Gone Fishing to one of the border ribbons on Popcorn Bear CD (Men).  The frog and dragonfly are wooden embellishments which I have coloured using Sakura pens.  The fish is from My Craft Studio shapes which I cut from the backing paper and changed the colour to match the fish on the backing paper. 

Thank you for dropping by Love Linda xx

Adorable Popcorn the Bear

I just adore this bear, really enjoyed making this card.  I used a green base card, pearlised pale pink and a lovely pink and cream card from my stash.  I used my new cutting machine eCraft by craft well to cut out the layers and the fancy swirl.  LOVE THIS MACHINE!  The butterflies I have cut out using one of my favourite Martha Stewart punches.  The flowers, ribbon and gems are from my stash too.  Popcorn is a die cut kit that I bought from Crafter's Companion.  I am going to enter this card into the following Blog Challenges:

Divas by Design - floral
Creations by Gill - Pink/Green and flowers
Flutterby Wednesday - open but must include butterflies/angels or fairies.

Thank you for dropping by Love Linda