Thanks also to the totally amazing Chelsea for being our special guest designer. Chelsea has just got on the Magnolia down under design team so well done to her woo hoo!!
Winner of Joanna's £10 voucher is.... 77 - Alice
Debbie - My thread on paper
Susie Lou - Crafty Susie Lou
Josephine - Josephine's Rainbow
Well done ladies, please grab yourself a top 3 blinkie in the sidebar x
CHALLENGE 14 - DIGITAL DELIGHTS
Our challenge this fortnight is to use digital elements, be that digital stamps, printed papers or sentiments on your design. So long as you use a computer generated bit thats fine!
I have a tutorial coming up very very soon on how to merge 2 images and also a basics one on resizing in word for people who have never used a digital stamp before. You'll find that here.
We are sponsored for this challenge by Dewdrop Craftz who have an online shop for digital and polymer stamp images. They like to be a little bit different so you'll find manga inspired images through to cute critters. One of my personal favourites is the butterfly swirl as I find her such a pleasure to colour in and practice my blending!
The prize Dewdrop Craftz is offering is the brand new digiz release designed by Tasha of the Sugar Be-Zus which you will find here The winner will receive the whole set of the new release Bees! Fantastic, thank you Nikki! Pop on over and have a peek at the great array of digiz available, there's something for every taste :)
Here's a sneak peek of one of these delightfully cute digital stamps. This one is Baby Snuggles (Go on say it..... Ahhhhhhhh!)
Please post your digital entries in the comments box below and link to your actual project. If you're unsure how to do this there are instructions here
Challenge 14 digital delights closes at 12 noon GMT on 22nd February.
May I also introduce you to our new Newbie Elly! Elly has been making cards for about 6 months but is very keen and not afraid to get stuck in and have a go :) Welcome to the team Elly! Here's a bit about her :)
Elly – I am 58 years young and live in Derby in the UK with husband Gary. We have 7 children between us. 5 are mine 2 are Gary’s. They have all left home now and are doing well for themselves.I have 4 and a bit grandchildren and I took early retirement from work (I worked in the legal profession) so now I have all day to myself to craft. I have always been a crafter of sorts and have in the past doneMachine Knitting which I taught at a college in the evenings. I have done crochet quilling and tatting and also bobbin lace which was so enjoyable. I have also done very fine cross stitch and beading and made some lovely framed wall pictures mainly of fairies and fantasy figures as I love that sort of thing. Six months ago I got interested in card making and the amount of gadgets/card stock and accessories I have collected is amazing !! lol I thought it was going to be a cheap hobby. I have never stopped spending and enjoying every minute of it heheheeee. I was very happy when I was asked to become a member ofCrafty Cardmakers Design Team and look forward to getting to know you all.
And onto the design team creations using digital elements. Thanks ladies you've done a cracking job!
I downloaded the digi stamp from Fred She Said Designs and layered together. Fixed the digi stamp to white card stock which I had previously scored twice and placed green cs between the score lines. Printed off a sentiment from Word and layered this onto mirri board and matching green cs. Added some gems !! Rounded my corners with a corner punch.
I used backing paper and images from Joanna Sheen's Jayne Netley Mayhew's Collection CD. I printed out the fishy backing paper and the toppers which I decoupaged. The buttons are from my stash, and I ran a gold border peel-off round the edge of the backing paper.
I have chosen Betty Boop as my digi image, have had her a while, so thought this is the perfect time for her. I have coloured her in, using brush strokes, added glossy accents to her hair to make it puff out and added some ultra fine glitter to it to give it a shine. Rooted around in my jewellery offcuts tin and found this little heart and string of flowers. Used My punches to make a border instead of using ribbon.
Digi image challenge, I was so looking forward to this challenge as I love my pro markers at the moment. Thought I would try to do something different to what I normally do and my magazine came with an article on waterfall cards, thought I would give it a go. I am quite please with the way it turned out even though it is my 2nd attempt. It is one of those techniques once you have done one it is easy to do another.
The layout of the card is sketch #69 from Eat Sleep Stamp. The patterned papers are from Doodlebug and Ki Memories and the sentiment is a magazine freebie.
For the insert I have combined 2 freebie digi images and put the sentiment inside the heart frame. There are loads and loads of free digi images available around the net and I hope you will have a go yourself. I use a program called Xara but most images can very simply be printed from Word so you don't need to buy an expensive program to have a play with them.
Our challenge this week is Digital Delight's, I thought this free image by Selina Fenech would be great to practice my copic's, I am no expert with copic's,and sometimes do a bad job with them. My moto lately is if you don't try how do you know if you can do a good job...these pen's take practice and time,there is a lot of help on the net and in blogland to learn how to use them, lately I have really enjoyed seeing people use them in a water colour effect, my attemptshow's how I used several different shades, hopefully with more practice I will improve and feel more confident.
We have no special guest designer for you this time, we do however have 2 tutorials on using digital stamps coming right up!