Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lili's Roses

Hi everyone,

It's Nicole here today with a little inspiration for you, we'll I hope so anyway. I love all of the Lili images and I especially love the Lili's Roses image. It goes perfectly as a Mothers Day card (which I did a few weeks ago) and also as a Birthday card or even a Just Because card. She is super versatile.

Here she is;
So for my little bit of inspiration this week I thought I would share some of my card making tips. I'm sure a lot of you know these but just in case here goes;

My first tip is to use your card stock wisely. I like to cut my matting for my image from the matting under my patterned paper, you can never tell and this is also handy for when you are using scraps. I also design my card around the leftover bits of card stock and patterned paper, it saves on guessing measurements and making decisions, which I am bad at.

Another tip that I have used today is about using your Nesting dies. I am terrible at printing images the right size to then be cut out with my dies so this time I found one that suited the image and I traced around the inside of the die and then cut it by hand, while also fussy cutting around the bits that didn't fit in. This also meant that I could use the die to cut out my card stock and the border would be perfect.

My last tip is to raid your stash, I bet you have forgotten what is in there. Like the pretty border punch I used on this card.

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope I didn't ramble on too much
Cheers Nicole

Monday, April 13, 2015

Baseball Nicholas ...

Good morning!  I hope you all had an amazing weekend. After the crazy storms that we had on Thursday evening in Illinois, I am happy to say that the weekend was uneventful. Baseball season is in full swing, and both the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox had their home openers in the past week. So here is one for all those baseball fans ...

This weeks card features Baseball Nicholas. I flipped the image and used Copic Markers for coloring the image, Gelatos for the sky and pencils to color in the grass.

Baseball Nicholas- Digital Stamp
Hop on over to my blog Ruza's Craft Corner for more details about today's project.

Wishing you a lovely crafty week!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wishing Well Fairy.

Hello Crafters :) It's me chanya13 ;)  Today  I want to share with you a simple card with a window. I used this image:
and coloured it with Promarkers :)

Here is my card:

hair: sandstone, tan, caramel
body : blush, satin, soft peach
pink/violet: pale pink, coctail pink, rose pink, orchid, bloosom

I also added big, handmade flower :)
Wishing you a lovely crafty week.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Let it rain ...

Good morning!  I hope you all had a marvelous Easter Weekend! It was kinda crazy for me that is why I'm a day late in sharing a project with you.

April Shower bring May Flowers so "Let it rain!"

This week I created a scene for the lovely Lili with Umbrella. Copic Markers were used for coloring the image, and I used Distress Inks for the background sky and sandy ground. I added some Glossy Accents to the scene to create rain, but it's a little hard to see.

Umbrella LiLi- DIGITAL STAMP     

Hop on over to my blog Ruza's Craft Corner for more details about today's project.

Wishing you a lovely crafty week!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Jammin' On Ipod

Good morning, it's Helen here with some Wednesday inspiration for you.

Today I'm sharing a card made using the 'Jammin' Ipod' digi stamp - you can find it here on the Inky Impressions website.

I've die cut the digi and used Promarkers to colour it.  I've kept the card layout quite simple and have just added some ribbon, a flower and some gems.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Helen x