Friday, 30 September 2011

Tiffany Doodles Release Day.

Its new digi release day over at Tiffany Doodles today and there are two fabulous new images to buy. I have used the "Snow Couple" image to make this Christmas card and it was really easy to make.   With digital images you just re size them to suit your card design.

The background is made using the Magical Background stamp from Hero Arts which I have embossed with white powder.  I then used  Broken China Distress Stain to colour.  This is my first pot of stain and I bought it just to see what it was like.  I loved using it and am sure I will be adding more colours to my collection.

The Challenge over at Simon Says this week is "Anything goes" so I am going to enter this card!

I am really looking forward to the weekend as I am off to Taunton to visit Francesca, its been a month since she moved and I have really missed her!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

A quick post today with my card for this weeks CAS-ual Friday challenge, "Mostly Monochromatic".  I found the quite hard this week.  First I couldn't decide which colour to use and then I wasn't really sure how to go about it.  I much prefer to add lots of colour to my card and found it hard to stick to one!

Anyway heres my finished card, I feel it looks a little plain but have resisted the temptation to add more to it, after all it is a CAS challenge!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Another card set!!

 After making this card and this one I thought it would be nice to make another boxed set, for a small Christmas gift.

Here are the last to cards to finish the set using the same "Basic Tree" digital image from Hero Arts.
The top one is a window card made by cutting layers with the spellbinders labels die and some BasicGrey patterned paper.  I have coloured the tree using some fine liner pens and a glaze pen for the berries. 
This card is just layers with the background Kraft card stamped with the Hero Arts Old Letter stamp.

 Here is the finished set with the box, which I have made using the digital paper design supplied with the digital tree image,  I printed it onto card and then made into a small pizza box with window.
 I am entering this in the current Simon Says challenge to use "Die Cuts or Punches".

Monday, 26 September 2011

Another Bling Card!!!

I have made another Christmas card and its perfect for the Lily Pad Bling challenge,  The backing paper is from a pad I found in a sale bin in the local supermarket, its from Paper Cellar and has some lovely vintage looking papers. With this as my base I have just added the scalloped edges, ribbon and bling frame.  I made the scalloped border by stamping the Hero Arts fabric backgound onto some white paper and cutting with my EK success border punch.  Its layered with a plain border in the middle and stitched together.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

I Love Bling!!!

I love making Christmas cards because I love bling, if you asked my children they would say I was a bit of a magpie! I am attracted to sparkly shiny things so the Bling challenge over at The Lily Pad is made for me,  here is my first card and I am sure I will be making more!!

Here is a close up to show the gold embossed trees and the row of green and red gems.
Its a beautiful day here in Surrey and it looks like we are going to have a bit of an Indian Summer this week, so I am off to the garden to make the most of it.

Supplies: Hero Arts stamps, CG211 magical background, CL459 Christmas Trees. Distress Inks: Victorian Velvet and Scattered Straw.  Papers from my scrap box.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Moxie Fabs Tuesday Trigger.

This is the fun photo inspiration for this weeks Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World, there is lots of inspiration in this photograph, I love the colours and the cards of buttons also the heart doily and red flowers jumped out at  me.

Here is my card, the card with the buttons on is actually a vintage card that I found in my mum's old button box.  I just added the yellow buttons and the red heart button.  I have added some machine stitching to go with the sewing theme and also added the ribbon.  I tried a piece of gingham ribbon but found this tartan one suited the card much better.
Hope you are all having a good weekend.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Lily Pad Sketch

I have just made one last card for the sketch challenge over at the Lily Pad blog, I managed to find the Hero Arts Musical Walk stamp in a sale bin at the craft fair last week and just had to ink it up.
 The photograph colours are not really true to life as the pink background is quite vibrant.
Just a quick post tonight as I have at last got a new computer and I need to get lots of things set up properly.

This card was too late for the challenge so will have to try the new  "Bling" challenge this weekend.

I have just seen on the blog that this card isn't too late after all, so I can enter!!!

Hope you have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Lily Pad Sketch Challenge.

I decided to make another card for the Lily Pad sketch challenge , I had the idea to create a window where the circle is on the sketch.

Sorry this will have to be a short post as my computer is still running at a snails pace and this is taken ages to load.

 A close up of the window, I am going to enter this in the current Hero Arts Challenge for window cards as well.
I couldn't resist playing with that cute snowman again, he is so easy to colour!!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Lily Pad Sketch Challenge.

 I made a quick card for the sketch challenge over at The Lily Pad Blog today, its sponsored by Hero Arts and the prize is $50  to spend on HA products.  What a fabulous prize, I wouldn't have any trouble choosing $50 worth!!! The DT have all followed a Christmas theme  and all the cards are amazing so it wasn't hard to be inspired. 
My card is really simple, I have used the HA snow globe stamp and masked out the globe so I could just use the snowman image.  After stamping I have coloured with copics, adding some Glaze pen to his hat for shine.  The snow is a flowersoft like substance that I got at a local craft shop.  The PP is from My Minds Eye and it actually was a free gift with a craft magazine!!  Wow love free gifts like this!!

Just thought I would show another card, I was totally taken with this card that Vicky made and just had to get that snowman stamp, such a cute image.  The background is made using the HA snowflake circle and my new pot of Distress stain.  I have only got one to try it out but I think I will be getting more soon, totally love the effect.
My computer is playing up and the bottom of the photo is a little distorted.  Hope I can fix the problem soon.
Hope you have had a good weekend.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

CAS Friday challenge #20

Challenge # 20 at the CAS-ual Friday blog is "Mini Cards", I needed to make a set of cards for a small birthday present for a friend so used this challenge to inspire me.

A little while ago I made this set of cards and used the same idea to make this mini set.  The cards measure 4x4.  I ran some low tack masking tape round a piece of card and then stamped and embossed the Old Letter stamp.  I then added lots of distress inks.  Next I stamped the real dill stamp on the image.  After removing the tape I cut and layered it onto some matching card.
 I have made four cards using the same design but different colour ways.
My computer is on a go slow at the moment and this post has taken ages to write, I hope I am not heading for trouble.  Have quickly backed everything up just in case.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Sing it!!

There is a fun new challenge running over at Simon Says called " Sing it song or film title. I had time to make this little card last night based on the Beatles song " Baby you can drive my car" I wish my car really did look like this, I would love a flower covered Beetle. ( Thought the car was apt as well as its a Beatles song)!!

The car is a Hero Arts stamp that I have paper pieced,
Its nearly the end of the week and I am looking forward to going to The Creative Crafts show this weekend.  I am sure I shall be very tempted by lots of things!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Practicing my colouring!!

Hi Everyone just wanted share a card that I have made just for fun.  I wanted to practice my colouring skills so I made this by stamping the image onto watercolour paper and then colouring in  with distress inks.  After masking the poppies I then stamped over the background image using Old Paper distress ink and then distressed the edges with the same ink.  The poppies have been highlighted with a white gel pen.

Hope you are all having a great week.

Monday, 12 September 2011

CAS Friday # 19

Its been a few weeks since I entered the CAS friday challenge, at last I have had a bit more time to spare and managed to make this card.

I am just getting the hang of Clean and Simple, its definitely not my style, I love to add embellishments particularly bling!  The challenge called for paper piecing with an Autumnal feel and this is the card I finished up with after lots of bits being added to my ever growing scrap basket.

I love this little apple stamp from Hero Arts and its perfect for paper piecing, according to the news we have had a bumper crop of apples in England this year that means DH can look forward to lots of apple pies!!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Tiffany Doodles Bloghop Day3 of 3 !!!!!!!

Welcome to Day 3 of our Tiffany Doodles Blog Hop! We hope you had a great time on the previous 2 days, and perhaps found some inspiration along the way!

In case you missed yesterday, click here to catch up from Day 1 and Day 2!  Be sure to participate everyday by commenting on each post & following every blog to be eligible for all prizes.

Today is the last day of the hop! We hope you have enjoyed the tour!!  In order to qualify for all prizes you must:
  1. participate everyday
  2. comment on every participants post
  3. follow every participants blog
  4. Special Note: Make sure that your Blog and Email are listed in your Blogger profile for notification purposes.  If your email is not visible on your profile make sure it is easy to find on your blog.  Thanks! 
While your hopping keep in mind the SALE we are having this weekend at the store!! All Bird and Flower Digital stamps are on sale for 25% off!  No coupon necessary, discount will be taken at the register.  Your welcome!  =)  PS. Even more sales listed below!

By participating daily in our Blog Hop you will be eligible for prizes!  Lots of prizes! Total Prizes valued at OVER $220!!  All winners will be chosen randomly.  Everyday we will chose 3 winners.  Chosen from the main TD blog.  Your participation on the other blogs will be verified prior to announcement.  If you have won you will be notified by email, so make sure you email is easy to find either in your comment, your blogger profile, or on your blog.  All winners will be announced on the blog after the hop is over.  Prizes will be awarded as follows:

Day 1Day 2Day 3
3 winners *3 winners *3 winners *
* $10 Shopping Spree
* 50 Doodle Soup Reward Points
* Fall Leaves (png) Elements Pack
for each winner

Even if you don't win on 1 of the 3 days - you still have a chance to win the Grand Prize!!  The Grand Prize will be chosen randomly from the main TD blog from all participants from everyday.

Grand Prize
1 winner *
* Level 5 Membership
* $25 Shopping Spree
* Fall Leaves (png) Elements Pack

There are 2 ways to earn extra entries!!
1) You can earn extra entries for today's prize if you make a card
with any Bird images by Tiffany Doodles
If you would like too, link your card through inlinkz on the main blog post.
Enter as many times as you wish! One entry per card submitted.
2) If your not up for making a card, you can write your own post
about our Blog Hop and Tiffany Doodles Digi stamps!
If you post about us you can earn 5 extra entries!!
Also submit your post to the inlinkz below!

On today's Hop we are featuring cards made with Bird images by Tiffany Doodles!

I have made two cards for the Hop using Tiffanys Common Yellowthroat digital image, we don't have Yellowthroats in the UK but I decided that it looked alot like a Robin and perfect for Christmas cards, I cetainly have a lot of those to make!!

After printing onto watercolour paper I have coloured the image using distress inks as paints, the background trees are a Hero Arts stamp which I have stamped with Forest Moss distress ink and then added some perfect pearls for the snow effect.

This second card is very simple and uses the image again and lots of pretty patterned papers.


September Sales

Besides the Blog Hop sale we have going on,
we are also having 2 other sales in the store!

 Design Team Member Call

We currently need someone who can make TD digis into Cut files!
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Here are you blog hop links for Day 3....
  1. Tiffany Doodles (start)
  2. Donna Mikasa
  3. Deirdre Horgan
  4. Anette Hjerpaasen
  5. Collette Landwer
  6. Sally Sherfield        You are here!
  7. Jessica Griffin 
  8. Tiffany Richards

Thank you so much for joining us on this inspiring blog hop!  It's all been for you ... the loyal fans!  Please remember Tiffany Doodles when making all of your holiday cards!  Your patronage is very much appreciated!!  Good luck on winning the Grand Prize!  All winners will be announced tomorrow (Mon)!!