Global Design Project 083 | Theme Challenge

Tuesday 18 April 2017

 
Welcome to my blog and another card creation for the Global Design Project. This week's challenge is the theme Sparkles/Bling and who doesn't love a bit of bling!


The Sprinkles Embellishments in the Cool Treats Suite add a colourful sparkle to any project. They are made up of tiny sequins and pearl-like spheres and of course, co-ordinate perfectly with the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper.

 
The monsters in the Yummy in My Tummy set are so cute (I know monsters aren't technically meant to be cute but these ones are)! I don't think they're supposed to be pink either!
 
 
Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz and Peekaboo Peach are the three colours I picked out of the DSP colours to colour my monster and sentiment in. The Time to Party sentiment is from the Confetti Celebration set and looks great coloured in the three colours. I used a marker to colour each word in, gave it a huff to make sure the ink hadn't dried and stamped.
 
 
To make the window in the monster's tummy I used a circle framelit to cut the circle, adhered a piece of window sheet to the back, stuck a strip of foam adhesive around the circle, poured in some Sprinkles Embellishments, then attached a piece of the Tasty Treats DSP. It's tempting to fill up the circle with the embellishments but from experience I've learnt it shakes better with less!
 
There's also some sparkle in the paper as I used the Shimmery White cardstock to ink up and watercolour my image. It's perfect for water colouring!
 
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you like my card.
 
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Global Design Project 082 | Sketch Challenge

Sunday 16 April 2017



While I'm excited there's a new catalogue coming, there will be things I'll miss in the old catalogue and this DSP is one of them. This Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper is gorgeous - fresh and fun. I know there'll be lots of lovely new papers to choose from in the new Catalogue, I can hardly wait!
 
This is the sketch for this week's Global Design Project challenge - clean and as simple as you want it to be!
 
 
The strawberries have been cut from the DSP and the "thanks" is from the "Weather Together" stamp set. This set has some lovely sentiments and I love the font.

 
And of course I had to decorate the inside!

I hope you are enjoying the Easter break. Take care and I'll see you again soon.
 
 
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Global Design Project 081 | Colour Challenge

Sunday 9 April 2017


Hello and welcome to my blog. My creation today is for the latest challenge at the Global Design Project blog. It's a colour challenge using the colours Night of Navy, Whisper White and a colour of your choice.
A colour challenge also means there's an opportunity to be selected as a Guest Designer for the next colour challenge - how exciting would that be?


This week I couldn't decide on which colour to add with the Night of Navy and Whisper White so I made tags using Tip Top Taupe and Cucumber Crush.


Night of Navy and Tip Top Taupe look very classic and elegant while the Night of Navy and Cucumber Crush look more relaxed and fun!


The tags are made using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch for the top and the Project Life Corner punch for the bottom. A strip of DSP along the bottom edged with Silver Glimmer Paper co-ordinates with the ribbon and enamel dots or rhinestones.
 
The butterfly stamp is from Papillon Potpourri and the birthday sentiment is from Mixed Borders.
 
Remember to pop over to http://www.global-design-project.com/ for more inspiration.

See you again soon.
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Colour INKspiration Challenge – CI06

Sunday 2 April 2017



Aren't these colours gorgeous? These would have to be my favourite colours all in one place! So I was excited to make a card using them.
 

The gorgeous pool party paper is from the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper - I would love a whole stack of this! The dragonflies are from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies and the sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set (these can be purchased as the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle saving 10%). I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy and attached one of the super cute Mini Paper Clips (from the Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack) and tied a mini bow with Whisper White Baker's Twine.


And the inside is simply decorated with another strip of the DSP, one dragonfly cut apart from the others and a couple of sequin from the Gold Sequin Trim.


I also added a dragonfly to the envelope.


And here's how I coloured the cardstock for the dragonflies -


I painted Calypso Coral ink onto the Shimmery White Cardstock using an aqua painter. Shimmery White Cardstock is perfect for watercolouring and has a delicate shimmer on both sides.
 

When the ink was dry I ran it through the Big Shot using the dragonfly thinlit. I run my thinlits through backwards and forwards several times to get a clean cut.

 
And hey presto 5 cute little dragonflies.

It's Sunday afternoon here and we turned our clocks back last night so it's going to get darker sooner tonight so I'm off to make the most of today's sunshine and warm weather. See you again soon.
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Global Design Project - CASE the Designer #GDP080

Saturday 1 April 2017


This week's challenge at Global Design Project is CASE the Designer and Louise Sharp is the designer being CASEd! Louise Sharp is AMAZING! She's talented, lovely, sincere - pretty much every nice thing you can say about anyone she's it! Oh and did I tell you I'm lucky enough to call her my friend? So the pressure was on to do justice to one of her gorgeous cards!
 
Here's Louise's card to CASE -
Louise's card are always so stylish and clean, so my aim was to do the same. This layout will definitely be added to my sketch folder.


I used the Succulent Garden DSP with it's clean lines and clear colours. The cat on the chair is from the Mediterranean Moments stamp set and I coloured it in using the Watercolour Pencils and an aqua pen. The Watercolour Pencils are so easy to use and turn you into an instant artist.


I added another little cat to the insert on a strip of DSP - very simple but it finishes it off. 


 I have a few friends who've had sad incidents with their cats so I think I'll be making more of these cards to send out. After losing our cat recently I can completely commiserate with how they're feeling.

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