Saturday, 3 February 2018

Valentine Fairy

Hello,
Among my new year's resolutions was to make more cards, enter more challenges and post more often. Unfortunately it's not gone very well! This is only my second post - although I have prepared and even made a few cards which I can hopefully post soon.

This is my DT card for the February Fairy and Unicorn Challenge which is sponsored by the fabulous digistamps4joy this month, and has the theme Use Red. I have used the Spring Fairy image, which I coloured using a mix of Promarker and Spectrum Noir pens. I used Promarkers: Black, Leaf Green, Poppy and Cardinal Red. Spectrum Noirs: EB2 (basket); GB1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9 (hair); FS2, 3 and 6 (skin); CR3 (cheeks); IG1, 2 and 3 (wings) plus Powder Blue.

I started with an 8x8 card blank which I matted with red card and then white card which had been embossed using the Tonic Amelia folder and then dusted with red ink. I cut the mage out using Tonic's Art Nouveau die and put it on to a red mat cut using the same die. I finished it off with a red ribbon bow, some die cut red hearts and Tonic's Will's Hand Love sentiment.

I hope you like my card, if you've time to leave a comment that would be great too!

Please join us this month at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge, sponsored this month by Digistamps 4 Joy




Saturday, 6 January 2018

Blue unicorn

Hello,
Welcome to my first post of 2018, and I'd like to wish you a happy new year! It's been a while since I posted so I've decided that among my new year's resolutions are to make more cards, enter more challenges and post more often. So we'll see how that goes.

This card is my DT card for the Fairy and Unicorn January challenge, sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. I used a white 8 x 8 card blank and matted it with yellow card and some blue, white and yellow flower patterned paper. I used a Hobbycraft blue ombre paper which I stamped with clouds, sun and a sentiment using stamps free with a couple of magazines. I matted it on to yellow card and added it to the front of the card using foam tape.

I coloured the image with my Promarkers: Cool Grey 1 and 2, Leaf, Meadow, Canary, Powder Blue, Pastel Blue and Cobalt Blue, and added some Wink of Stella to the tail and mane. I cut it into a circle and created a yellow mat using my Tonic layering dies. I then added it to the blue mat again using foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment if you've time - and do join us at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge this month.


Saturday, 4 November 2017

Winter Solstice stag

Hello,
this is my DT card for the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge for November, where the theme is anything goes with the option of Winter Solstice.

I started with an 8 x 8 Kraft card blank, I used Limetree's Evergreen card and Cream Shimmer card, one of Tonic's Craft Perfect green cards and Kraft card. The background paper is from Trimcraft's Golden Winter pad.

I used Tonic dies: Layering Circles for the green mat, Yuletide Greetings for the wreath and Autumnal Oak for the leaves. The green branches were cut using Spellbinder's Build a Wreath, and I added green Wink of Stella to the branches, although it doesn't really show in the photo.

The stag was stamped and cut using a free gift from Simply Cards & papercraft magazine, and the sentiment was also a free gift from Papercraft Essentials. I finished it off with some red pearls to represent holly berries.

I hope you like my card, and that you will join us at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge this month. If you've time to leave a comment that would be great.