Sunday, September 16, 2018

Horror Girls from Simply Betty Stamps


It's release day over at Simply Betty Stamps and today there are FOUR new images based on characters from Horror Films - but the twist is they are the Horror Girls. You can find them HERE. I have to admit they are a mix of beauty and horror with Betty's unique drawing style.

I've created 2 cards, the first using the character inspired by Pennywise the Clown and the second one inspired by the evil doll Chucky. The other two Horror Girls are based on Edward Scissorhands and Jason Voorhees from the movie Friday the 13th.


For my Pennywise card I merged the image onto a B&W checkered background before colouring her in. I also added some colour to the background to make it a little more crazy.

My Chucky background includes some stamped blood 'splatter' and a couple of die cut crows to add to the creep factor.

Copics Used
Pennywise Card - C8, C4, C2, C00, E40, E11, E09, E04, E00, E000, R27, R24, R22, YR16, YR09, YR01, B00, YG21

Chucky Card - E11, E09,  E04, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11, YR16, YR09, YG67, YG23, YG17, VO5, VO1, C4, C2, C00, B97, B95, B93, B91, B16, B12, 100, Silver glitter gel pen 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Simply Betty Stamps Progressive Challenge - September 2018


It's time for the Simply Betty Stamps September Progressive Challenge and this month the image was designed to celebrate Betty and her husband Chris' 13th wedding anniversary - you can find it HERE. It's a gorgeous image but since the number 13 is included at the base of the characters I couldn't figure out how I could use it for my own purposes so I cropped it out - I hope Betty forgives me!!!

Here are the rules for this month's challenge....
1. ANYTHING GOES!
2. Please make a full project, must include at least two designer papers. 
3. Please upload to this album September 2018 Progressive Challenge by the deadline.
4. We must have at least 6 non DT member entires for a win!

Deadline: September 30th @ 6PM PST
The shapes for my double easel cards were cut using my Silhouette Cameo, as was the sentiment and borders. 

Copcics Used
Background - R24, YR04, Y15, C4, C2, C0
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Lips - R27, R24, R20
Eyeshadow - C4, C2, C0
Woman's Hair - Y26, Y21, YR24, E79, E25
Man's Hair - E49, E44, E43, E42
Woman's Clothes - R27, R24, R22
Man's Clothes - R27, R24, R22, C10, C8, C6, C4, C2, C0

Monday, September 3, 2018

Aurora Wings Challenge #70



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

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No automatic alt text available.Check out the gorgeous sketch we had to use for the challenge. Not only is the sketch great but the artwork on it was so fabulous that I was tempted just to colour it up as it was LOL. Instead I chose the adorable Lilac Sprite to colour up. Of course there's also lots of my favourite lime green in the mix - it goes so well with the purples ;)
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
E49, E44, E43, E42, E40, G28, YG23, YG21, YG17, B79, BV08, V17, V06, V01

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Hocus Pocus from Simply Betty Stamps



Today over at Simply Betty Stamps there are EIGHT fabulous new images being released and they are based on the characters from the film Hocus Pocus. I'm using 3 here today, with the Black Kitty being added to the scene in my first card. I've merged them over a digi designer paper with the sentiment after I framed the paper. Such a FUN technique which makes the putting together of the card super easy after colouring.


For my second card I've gone with a more traditional design, layering die cuts, papers and embellishments with the coloured image. I was really happy with how both turned out - but then it's hard not to come up with something gorgeous with these awesome images.

Both witches have the black sections of their dresses drenched in clear Wink of Stella, I wish this photographed well as it's stunning IRL.

Copics Used

Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Eyes - E35, B37, B06, B04
Lips - R24, R20
Hair - Y26, Y21, YR24, E29, E25
Clothes - B29, B26, B06, B04, B01, C10, C8, C5, C3, C2, clear Wink of Stella
Spider - R27, black glaze pen
Black Kitty -  C10, C8, C6, C4, R20, B02, black glaze pen

Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Eyes - C3, YG21, YG17, YG13
Lips - V06, RV06
Hair - V09, V06, RV06
Clothes - V09, V06, V04, RV06,  C10, C8, C6, C5, C4, C3, C2, clear Wink of Stella
Book - E99, E42, E11, 100, C10, C8, C6, YG17, YG13, Y19, Y15

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Aurora Wings Puppy Sprite



Meet the adorable new Puppy Sprite from Aurora Wings and for this weekend only you'll get him FREE in a Gift with Purchase offer - see below. 


I've made a card using two 1.5"x 11" strips for the sides and then I've joined them together with 2 bridges, one is the sentiment and the other is the puppy group and fence. There are also bridges holding the back of the card together but these are placed so that they are hidden by the front elements. Such a fun card to do and it's also a great way of using up long strips of cardstock.

I just had to include my little girl Holly into the playgroup - I'm sure you can spot her if you look - she's a cheeky one just like Holly was when she was a pup. 
Copics Used
Sprite
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Puppy Costume - E79, E35, E11, Y21, R20, R11
Puppies - C10, C8, C5, C4, C2, C00, R20, E39, E31, E30

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

It's Still Pin-Up Time at Simply Betty Stamps


There are some new pin-ups over at Simply Betty Stamps and today I'm showcasing Make-Up Maggie, isn't she just gorgeous! She's the perfect image for that special guy in you life - just wish I could pull off her look LOL.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Lips - R27, R24, R20
Hair - R59, E35, E31, E07
Eyes - C2, YG23, YG21, YG17, E35
Clothes - C10, C8, C6, C4, R89, R27, R24, R20
Make-Up - R20, R11, 100, clear glitter gelly roll pen

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!

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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....

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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