Monday, 27 March 2017

Elmo the Emu!

Hi Everyone, my card today is for my Godson's Son, if that makes sense? I know he won't pick up the 3D gloss is a little rough around the beak!

Elmo the Emu Limited Runs
DP's by Summertime Designs, no longer available, sadly.
sentiment, he's an Emu and I hope the birthday will be amazing?
My thinking anyway LOL.
Emu and background and sentiment 3D'd
3D gloss on eyes and beak.

Thought I would show you half of my birthday cake which was absolutely scrumptious! Hubby had it brought out after a meal with family and friends, such a surprise day for me, although it was a couple of weeks ago, I'm still enjoying all I had and was done for me.

Here's the dozen red roses he bought, as well as arranging everything in secret.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Spring Card

Hi Everyone, I tried doing something and it worked!!

Image and sentiment by Paulette at Create with TLC 

First I added a gradient to the print image in PS, then I
 used the Spring sentiment and printed it onto vellum, 
I decided to emboss the back of the image,
 it turned out quite well, I think next time I will make the print a
 shade or two lighter, but I am pleased with how this turned out.
Both layers layered onto the card and then a couple of gems to finish.

Another make with my SiL, while she was visiting and we "played".
She had sent me a photo of my #3 Brother, after seeing me add a front image to a
 T shirt for my eldest Brother, a few days before they came to visit.
I didn't manage to get a photo of the eldest wearing his shirt, but #3 Brother loved his and wore it as soon as he had it LOL. Here are the 2 I did.

I added a gradient to the old photos, added text around the photo, printed them onto heat transfer paper, then ironed them onto the T shirt.

eldest was 29 here, he is now 81!

#3 brother at 12 years old
Here he is at 77, starting my birthday celebrations off!

I also added this original layout to the Digital Whisper blog

Friday, 24 March 2017

Teddy with flowers

Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for Morgan's Artworld Anything Goes challenge,.

Image Ted by Morgan's Artworld
floral background by Create with TLC
tonic scalloped and plain die for frame
coloured digitally
ribbon bow Ikea
Tonic pearl drops 
3D gloss on nose and eyes
Ted is available here

I said I would share some things I made with my SiL, here's another. I had some cake from my birthday and this contained a piece for our neighbour, yes! a BIG piece LOL.
papers from Pink Petticoat
box and bow template from the Sillouette store, got no more info - sorry.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Sssssnake card!

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the DragonsLair FB progressive challenge. I love this image, such a happy and friendly snake :)

Image DragonsLair Designs
Floral background, flower banner & border overlay - 
Marisa Lerin at Pixelscrapper
Tattered Lace pindot and plain circle die 
All layered onto black paper
coloured digitally.

When I had my birthday my Brother & Sil came for a few days and as she and I are "into" cards and the Cameo, we "play" whenever they visit, SiL and I learn from each other and this time it was about the Cameo. We did quite a few things and I shall add them when I remember LOL.

Here is a votive candle holder that I etched with
 a vinyl stencil cut out on the Cameo and the effect when lit.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Party 'til the cows come home!

Hi Everyone, Yep! that's the theme of my card today, which is for my God Son, I know he'll appreciate it. It took ages to choose an image, in the end I chose an image that I had in 2007, talk about digging deep! I also made it for the Outlawz Sketch challenge.

DP's Pink Petticoat
balloons by Loucee, desaturated in PS
buttons from stash 
All cut out and layered,
balloons glitter glue and 3D'd, so are the cows.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Spring Window

Hi Everyone, My card today is for the Outlawz Progressive Challenge. Such a pretty image to work with.

I digitally coloured the image by Beccy with colours from -
DP's and beads scatter by NibblesScribbles
I'm owning up to the top DP torn digitally, but then cut by hand.
Brick overlay by DigiDewi, I saw a card
using similar, and thought I would case it.
I found the sentiment online.
Added Tonic Pearl Drops to each flower centre

Friday, 17 March 2017

Sweet as Honey

Hi Everyone, I am slowly getting back to normal, but it has meant a lot of things not done as I would want here, anyhow, I'll try and catch up with you soon.

My card today is for the Outlawz Challenge which ended March 14th! Why did I leave it 'til now to post it? Well I made it for thank you cards for gifts received for my birthday, so didn't want to blog it, as I know a few people who will receive one look at my blog and I didn't want them to see it before hand. I entered the sketch challenge without posting it, promising to do it ASAP and I was thrilled to be Showcased for it at The Outlawz Sketch Challenge.

Anyhow, here it is.
I followed the sketch
DP's and images PC Hugware, sadly no longer available.
All cut and layered with honey jars 3D
The font "Honey Bee" is one I have just added from
the font on the site had a honey effect and I thought, silly me, it would be like that when I wrote it, but it didn't.
 I didn't know how to make it that way so emailed the site, 
got a quick reply and instructions on how to make it look like honey, 
now that is what I call Customer Service.
The only thing is it took me rather a long time, especially as I hadn't done anything like it before, you "may" see it again somehow.
 I'm happy with the result though.