Hello! Today I'm sharing my inspiration for the start of another Creative Fingers Challenge. I'm also going to discuss a couple of issues cardmakers face when designing a card from scratch. My inspiration for these cards was this stunning artwork that I'd seen online by Heidi Willis. This piece just took my breath away with … Continue reading Magpie In Magnolias & Successfully Planning A Card Design
Hello! Today I'm sharing one of the latest images from Ericraft Stamps, simply called Reindeer. I decided to create a digital background to set my Reindeer on so that I could color the reindeer by hand once printed. I started by creating a blank digital file in my photo editing software and layered two patterned … Continue reading Get That Reindeer Off The Carpet!
Hello! Today I'm with Get Creative Challenges for the start of their final challenge for this year. This month's theme is "anything but a card" so I thought making a calendar stand would be great for my inspiration and would make a cute little Christmas gift as well. To start off, I die cut my … Continue reading Too Sexy… in the Outback!
Hello! Another challenge is underway over at Creative Fingers Challenge and this month, our sponsor is Le Ann's World 101. I've chosen the cute Vivian to create a beach themed card. As always with digital stamps, I started by printing Vivian onto XPress-it blending card. I also compiled and printed a second image of complimentary … Continue reading Beachside Greetings
Hello! Today is the start of the 7th challenge held by Le Ann's World 101 Digital Stamps. As it's coming up to Halloween, I thought I would use Le Ann's World 101's Henrietta to create a cute October birthday card. We don't celebrate Halloween that much in Australia, even though the shops wish and advertise … Continue reading Magical Birthday Greetings
Hello! It's my time in the Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight and this month I've created something a little different to feature Kitty Bee Designs' sweet Sleepy Little Love Bug. To start this card, I found a simple "blue to green" image online (a background screen for a smartphone!) and adjusted the color to create a … Continue reading Just A Garden Nap
Hello! It's the start of another Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge and this challenge has a fun theme of "under the sea". I thought it was a good opportunity to play with a reasonably new technique to make an underwater background, where Distress Oxide inks are smooched onto glossy cardstock. I followed this My … Continue reading Under The Sea, With Kitty Bee
Hello! It's almost Easter so I decided to give you some inspiration for the season, creating a cute scene featuring Kitty Bee Designs' Sleeping Mushroom Rabbit, available from Kitty Bee Designs' Etsy Store. I started by printing Kitty Bee Designs' Sleeping Mushroom Rabbit onto XPress-it blending card and coloring it all with my Chameleon Pens … Continue reading Not Sleeping, Exhausted! Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight – April 2018
Hello! Today, I'm sharing a quick card I made for the new Creative Fingers Challenge. I've chosen to use a cute little digi set called Kitties from this month's sponsor, Maria Medal Illustrations. I had so much choice with this set that I couldn't decide which one of the kitties to use, so when in … Continue reading Kitty Litter – Creative Fingers Challenge #144
Hello! I have a second post to share with you today, this time it's my monthly spotlight with Kitty Bee Designs. This month, I chose to feature Gello Giraffe's Christmas Lights image, from Kitty Bee Designs Etsy Store to make a summery tropical themed card for those who have a warmer Christmas season. I decided … Continue reading Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight, December 2017
Hello! It's my turn over at Kitty Bee Designs' Team Spotlight and this month I thought I'd get tropical. I've created a "frog party" to highlight Kitty Bee Designs' Hip Hop Froggie, who looks like he's having so much fun. To get this design to work, I had to first start with the card itself. … Continue reading DT Spotlight – Hip Hop Froggie
Hello! Today is time for mid inspiration with Kitty Bee Designs' Aloha Friday Challenge #105. The theme this challenge is for "Kiddy Cards" and I thought I'd make a special Christmas card for a young recipient. I've always tried to make cards for children more tactile than I would for an adult, with lots of … Continue reading Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge #105