Monday, July 16, 2018

Aurora Wings Challenge #69


It's time for a new challenge over at Aurora Wings Challenges at this time the theme is ...

'ANYTHIING GOES'

I always try to think a little out of the box with these challenges and today I've come up with 

 'Mini Sprites Under Glass'

I've made a keychain and fridge magnet using glass 'tiles' to cover over my images. Being able to create fun projects like these is one reason I love digis. You can't re-size a rubber or acrylic stamp to suit your project like you can a digi. 

For the fridge magnet I used Poppy Sprite and for the keychain I used Pierrot Sprite

One hint for these - I should have sealed the surface of the image before gluing to the glass to avoid the little bit of colour bleeding I got. It would also have kept the poppy colours a little more separate than they are to give more depth. Ah well - live and learn, I still love them ;)

Don't forget to check out the rest of the AMAZING DT inspiration on our BLOGWe also have a very active Facebook Fan Group with additional contests, challenges and inspiration.  We hope to see you there. 

Copics Used
Pierrot Sprite - E43, E11, E04, E00, E000, R89, R27, R20, R11, YR09, YR04, YG67, YG21, YG17
Poppy Sprite - UG67, YG01, R29, R24, R22, 100, C10, C8, C6, C4, C2, E11, E00, E000

Simply Betty Stamps Progressive Challenge - July 2018



 This month you have a choice of 2 fabulous beachy families to use for the Progressive Challenge, I've used the Gothic Family but there is also the 'regular family' image you can see on the left. They are both on sale HERE and once you've made your choice the challenge is...
1. Add Glitter!!
2. Please make a full project. 
3. Please upload to this album July 2018 Progressive Challenge by the deadline.

Deadline: August 14th @ 6PM PST
For mine to meet the challenge criteria I stamped the lightning in versamark and then added gold embossing powerd before heat setting. I then went over with somme gold glitter stickles for extra sparkle. The daughter's sunglasses also have glittered lenses.
Now, here's a fun twist....THE PRIZE. As the winner of the July Progressive challenge you will be the star for the August Progressive Challenge....this means you get a YOU Digi version of YOU! You choose the theme, you will get to choose the challenge! Is that not fun?!! You, in digi form leading the Progressive Challenge for August! YAY!! 

The background, sentiment and lightning were done using Altenew's Rain, Hail or Shine stamp set.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R22
Mother & Daughter hair - Y26, Y21, YR24, E29, E25
Father & Son hair - E49, E44, E43, E40
Mother's lips - R24, R20
Mother's eyes - C2, YG67, YG21, YG17
Bathers & Umbrella - 100, YG67, YG23, YG21, YG17, E44, E43, E42, E40, C10, C8, C6, C4, C2,  B97, B95, B91, 
Dad's glasses - 100, white gel pen
Daughter's glasses - 100, clear glitter gel pen
Bucket & Spade - 100, YG67, YG23, YG21, YG17
Sand - Y26, Y23, E44, E43

It's Grinchmas at Simply Betty Stamps


Today over at Simply Betty Stamps it's all about Grinchmas. There are 5 fabulous new images in the set. This one is called Grinch with Roast, for obvious reasons LOL. When lime greens are your favourite colour it's not too hard to realise that I would have had a blast colouring up this guy. I also love to colour fluffy bears so he was doubly fun using those techniques ;) I just love Betty's version of this cheeky fella!

Copics Used
Grinch - YG67, YG23, YG21, YG17, R11
Roast - E37, E33, E31, E30, E27, C2
Ornament - red rhinestone

Monday, July 9, 2018

New Pin-Ups from Simply Betty Stamps


There are some new pin-ups over at Simply Betty Stamps and today I'm showcasing Thanksgiving Tilly. Because we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia I thought I'd show how fabulously she works as a Christmas image too. I can almost smell the roast turkey!

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Lips - R29, R24, R20
Hair - E29, E25, YR24, Y26, Y21
Clothes - C2, R89, R29, R27, R24, R22, 100
Roast Turkey - E33, E30, E29, E19

Saturday, July 7, 2018

June Releases from Simply Betty Stamps

My most humble of apologies - I have been busy and although I have posted these to Facebook and Instagram I did neglect to post them on my blog. I think Networked Blogs shutting down may have had something to do with the lack of urgency on getting them done....they will be sorely missed!

Anyway - here are my four DT cards from Simply Betty Stamps' June releases. The first was the Progressive Challenge image - not only a stunning image but such an important message too. You can still get this image in store - link is below the car with the colouring information.


Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Lips - R24, R20
Hair - E29, E25, YR24, Y26, Y21
Eyes - C2, YG21, YG17
Clothes - B99, B45, B41, B21, R85, R83, R81, V09, V06, V04

The next two are from the amazing Hipsters Range, I love these gals!


Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Lips - R24, R20
Hair - E49, E44, E43, E40
Glasses - R22, R20, R11
Clothes - C10, C8, C6, C4, C2, C00
Strawberry Box & Berries - E44, E43, E42, E0, G19, R39, R29, R24, R22
Daquiri - R22, R20, G19


Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Lips - R24, R20
Hair - E53, E35, E33, E11
Eyes - C2, YG21, YG17 
Clothes - C4, C2, C00, Y19, Y15, Y11, Y00
Lemonade Tray - C2, YG21, YG17, Y19, Y15, Y11

And finally one of the gorgeous images Betty created to use in her own fabric range - YES - you heard me right - FABRIC!!!!! Here's a picture Betty posted of the bolts of fabric...can't wait to see what she does with them!

Image may contain: 1 person

And here's my card...


Copics Used
Skin - B01, B000, B0000
Lips - R27, R20
Hair - R27, RO8, R05, R02
Eyes - E97, E29, E25
Clothes & Gifts - RV66, RV55, RV52, BG75, BG07, 100, C10, C8, C6, C4, Y19, Y08, Y04, R27, RO8, R05, R02
Pudding - 100, C8, C6, C4, E97, E29, E25
Hair Doo Dad - G29, G19, C4, C2 

Storybook Collection from Heartcraft Paper


Last week I was invited to help launch the Storybook Collection from Heartcraft Paper. There are some gorgeous images in their store based on many of our favourite childhood tales, and even some of my adult favourites  I chose to use the fabulous Three Bears image - I hope you like it.
You can check out the store at HERE

Copics Used
Papa Bear - E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, R20, C10, C8, C6
Mama Bear - E35, E33, E31, E30, R20, C10, C8, C6
Baby Bear - E19, E15, E13, E11, R39, R24, R20, YG17, 100
Clothes - R39, R27, R24, 100, C8, C6, YG23, YG21, YG17. B01, B000, B0000
Lollipop - R27, Y18, 100

Monday, June 18, 2018

Aurora Wings Challenge #68


It's time for a new challenge over at Aurora Wings Challenges at this time the theme is ...

'ONCE UPON A TIME'

I started to browse through the Aurora Wings Store and chose for my inspiration Thumbelina :) This adorable Coffee Sprite fit the bill perfectly, and of course my love of coffee helped. I loved the stories of Thumbelina when I was a child, imagining what life would be like being that small. And then there were the 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' movies which opened up a new visual world for inquisitive minds.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the AMAZING DT inspiration on our BLOGWe also have a very active Facebook Fan Group with additional contests, challenges and inspiration.  We hope to see you there. 

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Hair - E29, E25, Y26, Y21, YR24
Clothes - Y19 Y15, Y00
Coffee Cup - B37, B34, B21
Coffee & Beans - E79, E42
Spoon - C4, C2

Sunday, May 27, 2018

New Release from Simply Betty Stamps - Mermaids



Today Simply Betty Stamps is releasing three gorgeous new mermaid images. I'm showcasing 2 of them here - Treasure Chest and If the Crown Fits. I just loved colouring up these gorgeous images. 


Copics Used
Treasure Chest
Skin - E04, E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - Y26, Y21, YR24, E29, E25
Tail - BG05, BG02, BG01, YG00
Chest - E27, E25, YR24
Treasure - E99, E97, Y19, Y15, Y06, R29, R24, R22

If the Crown Fits
Skin - E04, E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - E44, E43, E42, E40
Eye - C2, YR24, BG15
Tail - R27, R22, R21, YG03, YG01
Crown - E44, Y26, Y21, R27, R24, R22

New Release from Simply Betty Stamps - Keri


Today Simply Betty Stamps is releasing four new images featuring Keri. I'm showcasing 2 of them here - Keri in the Rain and Lemonade Keri - aren't they adorable?!?! 


Copics Used
Keri in the Rain
Skin - E04, E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - R59, E35, E31, E08
Clothes - E99, E97, R18, Y18, Y06, 100, C7, C4, B99, B97,B93
Umbrella - E99, E97, R18, Y18, Y06
Rain - clear glitter gel pen

Lemonade Keri
Skin - E04, E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - E35, E31, E08, R59
Clothes - 100, C4, C2, C00
Drink - Y16, Y04, R24 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Simply Betty Stamps' Summerween Ghost Bride


I recently used the 'normal' bride version of this image by  Simply Betty Stamps  and had her sitting in front of the window with a blazing sunset in the background, you can see her HERE. Today I'm using the Ghost Bride version with the same window and candle elements that I used on my previous card and went with an almost B&W theme. There are touches of green and yellow around the moon, in her eyes, veil and earrings, and in the roses.I love the fantastically eerie feel these touches of colour bring to the B&W setting.

Copics Used
Window - 100, C6, C5, C3, C2, B000, Y00, White paint pen
Bride - C10, C6, C5, C3, C2, C0, C00
Eyes - C0, B000, Y00
Clothes - C10, C8, C3, C0, C00, B000, B0000, Y00
Candleabra - Y19, B000, C10, C8, C5, C3, C0, C00
Axe - 100, C5, C3, C2, C00

Monday, May 21, 2018

Aurora Wings Challenge #67


It's time for a new challenge at Aurora Wings and it's a little bit special as we're celebrating....

Image may contain: flower, plant, text and nature

For my card I'm using the gorgeous Mermaid and her Baby. This is a 2-piece set with a full length version of the mermaid plus the portrait version which I have used here. I did start out planning a more gender neutral card but think it's more for a Baby Boy now - one of the joys of the way I craft is watching things evolve,even if I begin with a plan ;)

Don't forget to check out the rest of the AMAZING DT inspiration on our BLOGWe also have a very active Facebook Fan Group with additional contests, challenges and inspiration.  We hope to see you there. 

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Baby
Hair - E43,E42,E40
Tail - BG45, BG34, BG07, Y06
Mother
Hair - E49 ,E44, E43, E42
Tail - V06,V04, V01, BG23, B02
Decorations - YG17, BG34, BG07, V06,V04,V01, Y06
Background - B000, BG0000

Sunday, May 13, 2018

More Summerween Fun with Simply Betty Stamps


It's time for me to showcase another of the fabulous Summerween images from Simply Betty Stamps. This one is called Beloved Husband. I did try to link the image to the store but couldn't find it so it may not be up yet, please email Betty at simplyb10@aol.com if you're interested in finding out when it will be available.

I decided to pop the husband's statue image onto a popped up circle with some B&W foliage and gravestone, but this image can be used in so many ways. The images also come with the wife sitting on a tombstone and the husband statue with an axe in his head if you wanted to create a darker style of card.

Copics Used
Wife
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R27, R20, R11
Hair - C4, C2, C00, E31
Eyes - C2, B01, B0000
Clothes - 100,C10, C8, C6, C4, C2, E79, E77, E39, E37, E35, E33, E31, YR14, Y02, B02, B00, B000
Rose - YG67, YG17, YG05,YR14,Y02 
Husband Statue - C8, C6, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, C0

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Summerween Kick Off - 13 Days of Fun

It's time for the Simply Betty Stamps Summerween kick-off party!

Betty will be having an event in May, all Halloweenie to mark the half way point till Halloween! We're kicking it off with 13 Gloomy days of Summerween and today is Day 1. The theme for today is ....

Brides! Brides! and More Brides!

This stunning image is simple called The Bride. She comes in 2 versions, the beautiful bride and the ghost bride. All of the elements are also included as a single image or as separates. Here I've used the beautiful bride, her window and the candelabra - you'll be seeing my ghost version soon ;)

I just LOVED using this window and in this version I coloured a sunset after being inspired by a sunset I recently saw out of my windows. I let the coloured images be the heroes and left the rest of the design bridal white.

Copics Used
Window - C10, BV29, BV23, BV20, Y15, Y00, YR12, YR09,100 
Candleabra - C2, C00, R29, YR16, YR14, Y19, Y15, Y00, YG67, YG17, YG01, BV34, BV31, BV17 
Bride
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R27, R20, R11
Hair - Y26, Y21, YR24, E29, E25
Eyes - C2, BV34, BV31, BV17
Clothes - BV34, BV31, C10, C8, C5, C3

Monday, April 16, 2018

Aurora Wings Challenge #66


It's time for a new challenge at Aurora Wings and this time it's....

Image may contain: 1 person, text

This was a fun challenge because it allowed the option to use a selection of colours to be used with the black & white rather than just one.

This week I was inspired to share a little bit of our Aussie Autumn with you and the perfect image to use for this was the Acorn Sprite. I love how the colour of the leaves pops out - reminds me of seeing a tree in full autumnal colour and how it makes the rest of the background pale. The 2 piece maple leaf die was a great way to embellish, colouring the veins in the same tones I used on the acorn leaf.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the AMAZING DT inspiration on our BLOGWe also have a very active Facebook Fan Group with additional contests, challenges and inspiration.  We hope to see you there. 

Copics Used
Sprite - C10, C8, C6, C6, C5, C4, C2, C0, C00
Leaves - YG67, YG17, YG05, YG01, Y06, YR21, YR12, YR09, R24

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

New Hipsters from Simply Betty Stamps


There are 3 new Hipsters over at Simply Betty Stamps and this cutie is Bernadette Bee. I thought it would be a cute idea to have her watering the very flowers that will provide the pollen for her honey collection. By die cutting the daisy border once in green and once in white I was able to cut the white flowers apart and give the whole border a 3D feel as well as tying it into the image with the daisy Bernadette is carrying.

Copics Used
Skin - E77, E37, E33, E31
Eyeshadow - E31, Y19, Y15
Lips - E31, R27, R22
Hair - 100, Y19, Y15, C10, C5, C4
Watering Can and Outfit - Y19, Y15, Y06, C10, C5, C3
Daisy - Y15, C4, YG17

Monday, April 2, 2018

Simply Betty Stamps Progressive Challenge - March 2018


It's Time our third Progressive Challenge - MARCH Progressive IN April! Which means we will be having TWO challenges this month! The April Challenge will go up before the end of the month!!
At the moment this CUTIE pie is available for just $1! However, like last time she is only a dollar for a short period of time - until April 6th at 12 Noon PST! You can pick her up HERE.
And now for the challenge rules - using the image along with the sentiment (must show the sentiment):
1. Color Combo: Rainbow Sherbet; Lime, Raspberry, Orange, and Lemon, use those colors along with any other colors you like and have fun!
2. Please make a full project. 
3. Please upload to the Facebook album labeled March 2018 Progressive Challenge by the deadline.

Deadline: April 20th @ 6PM PST

THE PRIZE!!!
Guest DT for April! You will not only be given the next Progressive Challenge, but also up to 3 more images to work with for April.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Eyes - C2, B39, B05, YG23
Lips - RV69, RV66, RV04, BV02
Hair - E19, YR68, YR12, YR09
Clothes & Leaves - YG67, YG17, YG05, YG01
Flowers - RV69, RV66, RV04, BV02, Y19, Y18, Y02, C4, YR68,YR27

Friday, March 30, 2018

Party Under the Big Top


For my last card using Ringmaster Fiona from Simply Betty Stamps I'm just using the background image. The idea of tents, popcorn and peanuts made me think of party time and what a great image this would be for a party invitation. I reckon it works...don't you?!?! 

Copics Used
Sky - B000
Boxes - C3, C1, C0, R37, R35, R32, B34
Peanuts - E37, E33, E31
Popcorn - Y11, Y02
Tents - YR16, Y18, B37, B34, B21, R37, R35, C3, C1, C0
Words - R37, R35, R32

Friday, March 23, 2018

Ringmaster Fiona from Simply Betty


It's time for me to show you my next card using Ringmaster Fiona from Simply Betty Stamps. This card features the character image with background. I gave her a sparkly vest and colourful costume which made her pop off of the B&W background.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Eyes - C2, E99, YR14
Lips - V12, V09, V06
Hair - E29, E25, YR24, Y26, Y21
Clothes - V09, V06, V05, 100, E99, YR14, Y08, Y02
Background - C10, C7, C5, C3, C1

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Aurora Wings Challenge #65


It's time for a new challenge at Aurora Wings and it's one of my favourites....

Image may contain: drawing and text

With so many adorable Sprites in the Aurora Wings collection there's bound to be one to suit any occasion you may need a card for. I've used one that was only released a few days ago - the Unicorn Sprite and you can find him at AuroraWings.com - JPG or PNG, or Aurora Wings on Etsy - JPG or PNG.

And just in case you want to take advantage of this extended deal through to 20th March, here are some discount codes for you to use.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the AMAZING DT inspiration on our BLOGWe also have a very active Facebook Fan Group with additional contests, challenges and inspiration.  We hope to see you there. 

Copics Used
Sprite's Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Unicorn Costume
Body - C5, C4, C2, C0, C00
Eye - E59, E39, E37
Mane & Tail - RV55, RV52, B02, B01, Y11
Hooves - RV55, RV52, RV10, B01, B00
Horn - YR27, Y19, Y11
Inner Ear - R20, R11