Monday, 17 July 2017

A Summer Smile girly card (Tiddly Inks image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

Here's my second Tiddly Inks card for tonight. I also used a background image from elsewhere that I don't think sell images any longer. If anyone's interested in it please contact me and I'll check if it is still available. I used PNG images rather than JPEGs so that I could overlap them. The lovely plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn. I die cut some clouds from glitter foam to add to the card and faux stitched the red border.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Copic Marker Norge - enjoy summer
Crafting by Designs - summertime 
Crafting with Friends -  anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper  
Creative Inspirations - anything goes  
Inspiration Destination - anything goes  
Let's Craft & Create - just beachy and/or red, white & blue
Ribbon Girl - any image 
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - use plaid
SugarPea Designs - mix it up - inspired by the colours in the photo
Tiddly Inks - independence
Word Art Wednesday -  anything goes

XOX Lucy

Happy Hour Starts Right Now card (Tiddly Inks image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

My two cards I'm posting tonight are both created with summery images from Tiddly Inks. I love this image so much, it really reminds me of holidays which I can only dream about at the moment seeing as it's winter here and we had our big European holiday last year so no more for a while sob sob. 

I added some gold glitter with clear glue onto the "sand" for texture and used my handmade cloud stencil to make the sky. I used the Lawn Fawn die borders for the sand and water layers, also using a wave die too. I then used some Stickles to give the waves a little dimension. The background palm trees are images from Scrapper's Delights, I used PNG images so I could add them into the scene. 



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Aloha Fridays - anything goes  
Crafting by Designs - summertime
Crafty Calendar - anything goes 
Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional ice cream/colours  
Creative Inspirations - anything goes  
Inspiration Destination - anything goes  
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes 
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - just about time - Happy Hour
Paper Creator's Crafts -  anything goes 
The Paper Shelter - punches and/or dies (wave, cloud & sun dies)
Polkadoodles -  anything goes w28
Ribbon Girl - any image 
Star Stampz - summer celebrations
Tiddly Inks - independence
Word Art Wednesday -  anything goes

XOX Lucy

Sunday, 16 July 2017

18th Girly Birthday card using Oxide Inks (Crafts & Me / Hannah Lynn image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

My daughter's friend just turned 18 so my daughter requested I make her a special card. Zoe's a gorgeous redhead but she loves her tanning creams so her skin is a similar colour to her hair. I coloured her skin with my usual Copic skin colours and then went over it with Y21 or Y23 (I can't quite remember). Although it seems like a strange colour combo I used the same colours for her card last year and they're both a couple of my favourite cards I've created. I've added last years card below the new one so you can see they're similar but different.

I made the background using some distress inks and water. I black glitter embossed the chipboard clock face, letters and numbers. 

You can find the beautiful image at Crafts and Me.




I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Connie Can Crop - use your stash - old chipboard clock, film strips, image, butterfly & hearts
The Corrosive Challenge - anything goes  
Country View Challenges - things with wings
Crafting by Designs monthly challenge - anything goes 
Crafting with an Attitude -  anything goes  
Crafting with Friends - anything goes 
Crafty Calendar - anything goes  
Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional ice cream/colours (liquorice, mango & raspberry) 
Creative Inspirations -  anything goes 
Creative Moments - anything goes with optional twist: Christmas in July 
Cute Card Thursday - ribbons/bows
Digi Choosday -  anything goes wk 27
Hannah & Friends - Birthday
In the Pink - special occasion with lots of pink
Inspiration Destination -  anything goes 
Jo's Scrap Shack -  anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes  
Little Miss Muffet -  anything goes 
Love to Scrap - anything goes 
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - just about time (chipboard clock)
Paper Creator's Crafts - anything goes 
Polkadoodles -  anything goes wk28
Ribbon Girl -  any image
Stamping Sensations -  anything goes with flowers
Word Art Wednesday -  anything goes

Thanks so much for dropping by,

XOX Lucy

A Mermaid and her little friend card (Mari Digis images)

Hi Crafty Friends,

I created this background paper with my Oxide inks, some Perfect Pearls and water, then finished with a few drops of glossy accents all over. The silver sides are white card that I embossed with my silver embossing powder to match the embossed sentiment. 

The oh-so-lovely mermaid and seahorse are available at Mari Digis. I've added some Wink of Stella to the mermaid and seahorse too for that extra bit of sparkle. 

It's so difficult to take great photos here at the moment as we're in the middle of winter and there's sometimes not much sun to be found.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - animals (seahorse)
Crafting by Designs monthly challenge - anything goes 
Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional ice cream/colours (bubblegum flavour colours) 
Creative Inspirations - anything goes  
Creative Moments -  anything goes with optional twist: Christmas in July
De Egel - marine (sea animals)
The Fairy & Unicorn - anything goes with mythical creature or animal
Hannah & Friends - Birthday
Inspiration Destination - anything goes  
Mari Digis -  anything goes with a Mari digi
Ribbon Girl - any image 
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - distress it
Word Art Wednesday -  anything goes

XOX Lucy

Love Sunnies Summer Girl card (Lemon Shortbread image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have been a bit busy redecorating my home at the moment and school holidays so I haven't had a chance to post my freshly created cards on my blog until now (sitting on my lovely new chaise with my luxuriously warm and cosy blanket). I always seem to find some time to create though.

This gorgeous image comes from Lemon Shortbread and I used some glossy accents on her sunglasses, lips and the hearts. I sparkled her top with some Wink of Stella and doodled some faux red stitching around the image to finish it off. The plaid papers are from Lawn Fawn.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Come and Get it - use 2 or more designer papers
The Corrosive Challenge - anything goes  
Crafting by Designs - summertime
Crafting with an Attitude - anything goes   
Crafting with Friends - anything goes 
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper 
Creative Inspirations - anything goes  
Creative Moments - anything goes with optional twist: Christmas in July 
Inspiration Destination - anything goes  
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes (used a LSB image)
The Paper Shelter - punches and/or dies (heart & square dies)
Ribbon Girl - any image
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - use plaid
SugarPea Designs - mix it up - inspired by the colours in the photo 
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes 

Have a great day,

XOX Lucy