Jane – Hello! OMG Nikky’s new collection WINNIE IN WONDERLAND is AMAZING and I have used elements from it to make my card this week. I have cropped, copied and flipped the fabulous Red Queen (available separately HERE) to make her into a playing card and coloured the Flamingo (an individual digi HERE) to look as if he is not quite finished being painted! You can find out how I did this using Word by looking on my blog for details J Have a lovely crafty day! xxx
Audrey - For my creation today I chose Eden Fairy Wings which can be purchased as a single image or in the Eden Download Collection Big Kahuna Bundle. Image is colored with Copics, I used a technique known as feathering to combine 2 colors on her wings. I have a tutorial on how to achieve this effect on my blog. I then cut out using an offset border on my Cameo. I have also included a detailed explanation how I accomplished this cut on my blog. I made a pencil holder this time around. I have additional photos on my blog with all the pencils in the holder, but wanted a better view of my image here. I chose papers and embellies from Winnie Fruit Punch Big Bundle Download to finish off my Things with Wings creation, sure hope you like it. Hugs:)
Jane – Hello! My tutorial today shows how I made this shaped card. Pop over to my blog to see how I did it! To decorate I have used the gorgeous LEMONADE FIZZ which has the most beautiful colour palette. My Tic Tac Toe line is the diagonal one…Wings – Nature – Sentiment. Have a lovely crafty day! xxx
Monica.- This week is my turn to make the tutorial. To achieve this challenge theme, I´m making an aluminum foil embossed background colour with alcohol inks. And this is how I did it:
Eden Collection. The beautiful digi, paper and sentiment are also included in this collection.
Audrey chose all her elements for her project this week from the Lemonade Fizz Download Collection - the template for the watering can, papers, digis and sentiment can all be found in the Lemonade Fizz Download Collection. Additionally, I used my Copics as watercolors when coloring these flower and butterfly images and wanted to share a quick tutorial on how you can also achieve this effect. You will need your markers, colorless blender ink and a water pen. Fill the water pen with colorless blender, then begin coloring by saturating each small area you are about to color with the colorless blender ink and apply your Copics over it. Continue to go over the image with the water pen while you add other colors and blend out your coloring until you achieve your desired results. Below is the finished product, you can see more angles on the watering can as well as photos of my tutorial by visiting my blog. Hugs:)
Jane – Hello! It’s my turn to share a little tutorial with you today. I have used the gorgeous WINNIE SUGAR SPRINKLES SPRINGTIME BUNDLEfeaturing the super cute EASTER BUNNY to make my diorama/shadow box/theatre card thingy (not its real name)! So if you want to see how this…..
….pop over to my blog to find out! Have a lovely crafty day! _________________________________________________________________________________
Lynda: This week I decided to make a get well soon card using the gorgeous Work & Play-12 Big Kahuna Bundle. There's a little tutorial on my blog which shows you how I made my card, so pop on over to learn how to make a Double Dutch card base.
Gail - Happy Easter everyone, for this weeks challenge I have used the adorable Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection, the full collection is available as a digital download or on CD. I created a lovely inky background but I gone soft and sweet for this make and I'm sharing a tutorial on how I created the card ON MY BLOG HERE so please have a look and leave me some love if you like it...
Helen - I've made a little gift wallet using a pre-coloured digi stamp, paper and a sentiment from the brand new 'Winnie Sugar Sprinkles' collection available here as a download and here as a CD.
1. Cut card measuring 12 cm by 29.5cm and with the longest side facing you, score at 12cm, 13.5cm, 25.5cm and 26cm. Fold in to a purse shape. Decorate the front of the wallet and the flap using contrasting plain paper and patterned paper as shown below:
2. Print out a digi (I've used a pre-coloured version) and die cut into a circle. Mat on to a contrasting coloured die cut circle and stick on the front of the wallet, making sure you stick it at the bottom of the panel so the flap doesn't cover the image when the wallet is closed. Print out a sentiment, mat on to contrasting paper and attach to the flap of the wallet:
3. Cut two pieces of card measuring 12cm by 8cm. With the shorter edge in front of you, score at 2cm, 4cm and 6cm and concertina fold. Put double sided tape on the two outside panels of the concertina fold and attach one side to the inside of the wallet. Remove the tape from the other side and fold the wallet together to attach the two sides together.
4. Tie a piece of ribbon to one side of the image to close the wallet - it can be slipped on and off rather than being untied each time the wallet is opened. Finish with self adhesive pearls as shown in the photo at the top of this tutorial.________________________________________________________________________________
Fiona - This week I have been asked to do a tutorial for the challenge I have used for my make a pre-coloured design sheet from the Stick and bones Collection design Sheet 2 and have made a box card.
First of all I made a box from a template.
I then filled the box with some shredded green paper. I then printed off a few copies of the design sheets. Add backing paper to the front and side added the toppers and then started adding the bones embellishments and sentiments. More details of the tutorial can be found on my blog. Here is the finished make.
Out of the box technique tutorial by Lynda....
You will need: Digi Image, Pencil, Scissors, Die cutting Shape
Die cutting Machine, such as a Bigshot or Grand Calibur....
1) Choose an image (I used the beautiful Lily from the Lily Lady bug collection. You can find her here. 2) Place your metal die shape over the image. 3) Using a pencil mark inside the die (I used a circle) above and below the area(s) you want to leave outside of the die shape. It should look like this.....
TIP!! If you also mark right the way round the outside of the die shape you can use this as a guideline when your replacing the die to put through the machine later.
4)Take a pair of scissors and from the edge of your paper or card cut just over the line you drew
6) Run through a die cutting machine.
Hope you enjoyed my first ever tutorial. Don't forget this collection is available on a CD or as a instant download.
Julie - Today, I'm showcasing the new Sticks & Bones collection, (CD) , Digital Download) and showing how I use dies to make a card base. Gather supplies, choose papers, dies, sentiment, card base:
Fold card base in 2 (fold is on the left in the picture below) overlap folded edge slightly with die, and run everything through a die cutting machine. Assemble the layers, embellish as desired. There are more pictures and instructions on my blog.
Jane – Hello! So using the uber gorgeous brand new collection from Nikky LILY BUG LOVE I decorated a birdcage tea-light holder. I've added is a small picture tutorial to go with this and further details, with words!, can be found on my blog! Have a happy crafty day! xxx
Tanya - Hello there. I love flowers so much and there's many many of Nikky's wonderful collections that have flowers on them in all shapes, sizes and colours, some which are textured too. For this week I've decided to use the flowers from the Eden Collection and the bird too and combine them with two of the coloured digis from the Octavia Moonfly Collection to make a little bit of teacup art work. I don't know if you've seen these on the internet before but there's a step by step on my blog and here are some photos to show you how I made it. (1) resizing the flowers and printing them out (2) decorating the teacup with the moss (3) and then decorating with the little toadstools, birdcage, mini shrink plastic Octavias and the bird from the Eden Collection. If you want to know how the teacup seems to be floating above the saucer you'll have to pop over to my blog to find out what it is. Hope you like it.
Audrey chose to use another gorgeous image from Work and Play Volume 10 Full Download Collection, this time working with Foxy Friend Digital Stamp. I have also included a tutorial on brick coloring with Copics for you. I hope you find it helpful and inspiring. I used a stitched die to cut out the image and all my papers from Winston Deluxe Full Collection download have stitching on them. My sentiment choice, cut out with scissors, also from Winston Deluxe Full Collection download, includes stitching as well. I chose flowers from Winston Deluxe Full Collection download and cut those with scissors after outlining with Copics.
Julie -- I used an digi from the Twiggy & Toots Collection, found here in CD and here in Digital Download. Just the strawberry cupcake image can be found here. I colored the cupcake image using Copic markers. The cool blue background paper is from the Frosted Winter Octavia Collection (CD or Download). Then, the fun begins. To make your own rainbow ribbon, follow these easy instructions: Gather your supplies. This technique can be done with a varieties of white ribbons. I've used either inks or alcohol markers. For this ribbon I wanted a "soft" look, so I chose distress inks.
Alternating every inch or so, ink your ribbon. I cut 13 inches of ribbon for this card. Here I am, getting started on it.Here's the completed striped, multicolored ribbon --
Here's the completed card, with it's rainbow ribbon. Hope you try this!
Monica.-For this challenge, I chose to make some "floating" ornaments, useful for a Christmas tree or a table decor. The get the "floating" effect, you will need to print your digis on transparency paper (laser printing will give a better quality). Then I added some flake snow, ribbons and a gorgeous flower on the top. The images I used are from Twiggy & Toots Festive Fun Collection and the flowers are from Picknix3.-Nordic Winter Collection. On my first picture I´m adding a step by step photo tutorial of all the process; in my second picture is a collage of all the ornaments and the centerpiece I made. You can see detail pictures of each ornament on my blog.