Saturday, 28 January 2012

Two DT Pieces

I'm a bit behind on my DT postings this week, so I've put them in one post.

First is the Alphabet Challenge - we have now reached the end which is Z for Zoo Animals. I am a bit short of animal stamps so I used a digi image from Pink Petticoat Designs and handmade a rosette from My Craft Studio CD. I used a stamp from Craft Stamper to create the greeting.

Challenges I am entering with this card :
Pixie Dust Studio - Lets go to the Zoo
Stamp N Doodle - Include an animal
Dream Valley Challenges - Animals

The second DT piece I made which is featured today at Its Crafting Time was using buttons and bows which the company supplied.

To make this card I used Summer Bloom backing paper, Summer Bloom stamp and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. I then cut a tag with a Sizzix Die and added some lilac ribbon. The butterflies that Its Crafting sent to me I embossed with an embossing folder and then inked them with Distress Ink Pads and added  Stickles. The buttons I altered with Promarkers and embossed with embossing powder to add colour. Finally I wrapped the Pom Pom trim around the card and added a greeting from Creative Expressions Fanciful greetings stamped in Distress Ink.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Butterflies or Bugs

The Sparkly Fairy has been very busy this week! I have a craft fair next weekend so as well as making DT projects I am busy making cards to sell.

Last night I decided to actually make something for me to enter into the Fashionable Stamping Challenge which is butterflies or bugs.

I used a favourite nature collage stamp of mine and coloured it with mica paints. Then on a separate card I created three layers of WOW Embossing Powders Silver Ultra High and stamped into it with the same stamp to get an impression of the dragonfly. I then cut it out and mounted it in place on the original stamped picture. For the card background I covered it with book pages and dry brushed it with white acrylic paint.

Monday, 23 January 2012

The Grape Fairy

Better late than never this is my entry for Try It On Tuesday which is fairies. I made this card using a Bravura stamp. I stamped and coloured the image with Promarkers, then highlighted the grapes with glossy accents. The wings I highlighted with Stickles and other areas of the card with a gold pen. Simple, but I think quite stunning.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Shameless Plugging!

I find self publicity a bit awkward, but if you don't ask you don't get! I entered the above card into the More than Mummies Valentine's Card competition and it has been shortlisted. I can win the opportunity to have my Sparkly Fairy Cards promoted, an interview and more. I would really appreciate it if you would follow this link and vote! Thank you.

Friday, 20 January 2012

A Sketch Project

This week at Its Crafting Time we were asked to make a card based on the above sketch. This was a challenging one as I had never done this before. This is the card I came up with using Tim Holtz stamps, backing papers, fragments and metal foliage. All of which are available from the shop. For further instructions on how this was made why not visit the blog!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Triple Embossed Valentine's Hearts

Another day and MORE! inspiration from the WOW! Embossing Design Team. There are some fabulous projects. I made this one using the following embossing powders from WOW!

Apple Red - Super Fine
Magenta Twinkle
Cardinal Red
Gold Rich- Super Fine

Some of the hearts are triple embossed.I will posting a tutorial soon on the WOW! blog so keep and eye out and don't forget you can join in too!

Other challenges I am entering:
Alota Rubber Stamps - Hearts (ALOTA 75)
Crafters Companion - Love is In The Air
Just Tracy's Crafts Challenge - Love is In The Air

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Valentine's Day Inspiration

This is one of my first DT samples for WOW! Embossing Powder. I used the background from the WOW! range of stamps. The hearts I die cut from red card and embossed them with superfine Gold Powder and the Flourishes stamps.

Don't forget to visit the WOW! Blog for more inspiration and the chance to win a set of powders and carrying case.

Other challenges I am entering:
My Grafico - Love and Valentines

Sunday, 15 January 2012

New Challenge on The Block

Do you like embossing? Do you like a challenge? Then your luck is in! WOW! Embossing Powders a re running a monthly competition. This month you need to create a project either based on the theme LOVE or using this image as colour inspiration.

Remember ALL Projects must have either heat embossing or use WOW! Products to Qualify.

Post projects either here or on our Facebook page or in our Flickr gallery!  

Contest ends January 31st, and the winner will be announced on 2nd of February! The winner will receive 6 WOW! Embossing Powders of their choice and a handy carry case!

Good Luck!

Friday, 13 January 2012

Stamp Man Challenge Awards - Favourite Project of 2011

The Stamp Man is running its 3rd Annual Awards to present your best project of the last year.  The top prize is £30 worth of Stamp Man Vouchers! I have decided to enter this card I made back in August. Here is the original post, where you can find a list of products and techniques I used.

Y is for Your Choice

Where do the weeks go?! This week's letter at the Alphabet Challenge is Y for Your Choice. For my DT piece I used a very old favourite stamp of mine, a Creative Expressions sentiment stamp and the new Diecut butterflies from Docrafts.  I used Mica Paints to give the lady shimmer and edged the diecut sentiment and card with Distress Ink to age it.

The new WOW Embossing Blog is now up and running too, so do go over and learn about the new DT Team and the fabulous embossing powders.

Other challenges I am entering :

Rainbow Lady Challenge - Many Faces of Women
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - Something Old (the stamp I used)
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything
Crafty Emma - Anything Goes
Artistic Stamper - Vintage
Polka Doodles - Vintage / Retro

Monday, 9 January 2012

New Year - New Challenge

I was recently asked to be on Its Crafting Time's Design Team for this year and jumped at the chance.  The new challenge begins today. This is my DT piece. I used Distress Inks without cleaning the stamp each time to get a range of blue and greens. The butterfly at the bottom was stamped and decoupaged to give a 3D element to the card.

The themes are as follows:

W/C  9th January   - Green & Purple
W/C 16th January  - Sketch
W/C 23rd January  - Buttons & Bows
W/C 30th January  - Newspaper

I look forward to seeing your take on the theme!

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The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!