Thursday, April 26, 2018

Dr. Digi's Pet Selfie Competion - Win 2 digis!

Just sneaking in an extra Dr.Digi DT post today, Grendel was ready for her debut and there is exciting news on the Dr.Digi facebook front that I wanted to share with you!

Excitement first! Go now to the Dr.Digi facebook page and enter to win 2 free digis. All you need to do is take a quick selfie with a pet of your choosing (could be any, there are no standards) and post it. DONE. Easy huh? Click this picture to go straight there.

So for a bit of inspiration and confirming that any old pet will do, here is Grendel. She is obvs a pure bred.....erm..... erm... Pugbullcorgi! :)

Went a bit retro in the styling of this card, been along time since I have gone with flowers and bows, but Grendel deserved special treatment!  The papers are from Dr.Digi too, so match perfectly! And I upscaled one a bit and cut out some of the bones to make some cute embellis!

I used Bernadette Rough for the font, printed it out and then stamped over/around it one of the banners from the Lawn Fawn (LF339) Bannerific set. Then cut it out. Flowery things are all from the stash. As are the ribbony things.

Kind of arched the banner over the ribbons, to make a more 3D effect. The bones are also raised with 3D foam at one end, to make them a bit "poke outy"(the scientific term).

Finally a close up of Grendel! Really like how her fur came out. I added a spot of glossy accents to her nose, so she looked healthy and some stickles to her bow, to add some glamour.

Just want to add that if you like Grendel (as you clearly would) but kinda fancy some human in the digi too, she is also part of a fab digi with her owner Graham. See below!

Suggest you head to facebook now and sort out your selfie for the competition! But maybe you want to peruse the shop a while and decide which digis you are going to pick if you win? Click below to go straight there.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Kleokatra Day Two

Hi again everyone! Just back to check you have been to have a look at the KKD facebook group and taken part in the comp to win some free digis!?

I decided I would really like to share with you some of the awesome Kleokatra projects the KKD Design Team have been working on to celebrate this week, here you go....

Has this inspired you to take part, and maybe win Kleo for free?  Here are some brief details, but there is a longer explanation in the facebook post if you would like more details.
  • On Facebook, "like" the pinned Kleokatra Day post, comment your fav KKD stamp and link to it in the shop, then tag friends. Shop link! (Ends 28th April).
  • Also: To win a KKD mug and stickers, post a project in the facebook group using any KKD stamp before 24th May. Theme: Best Cat Sentiment.
  • Check out Instagram for more chances to win digis! Or search for knittykittydigis within Instagram.

See you there soon! :D

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kleokatra Day!

Hi all, sharing with you some details for Kleokatra Day on Knitty Kitty Digis! To celebrate the day all the DT have made fab projects using Kleokatra, a digistamp in from KKD! Here is mine, she is an ATC.

There is lots going on in the facebook group this week, including lots of prizes to be won, without a lot of effort! Here are some brief details, but there is a longer explanation in the facebook post if you would like more details.
  • On Facebook, "like" the pinned Kleokatra Day post, comment your fav KKD stamp and link to it in the shop, then tag friends. Shop link! (Ends 28th April).
  • Also: To win a KKD mug and stickers, post a project in the facebook group using any KKD stamp before 24th May. Theme: Best Cat Sentiment.
  • Check out Instagram for more chances to win digis! Or search for knittykittydigis within Instagram.

Hope you have time to pop over and join in! Even just for the easy bits! See you there :D

Friday, April 20, 2018

It's FriYaY!

To celebrate FriYay! I'm sharing with you my Dr.Digi DT Card featuring Chill Out Chaz!

As normal I coloured him with polychromos directly on to the Kraft card, but I decided rather than completely colour the background I would cut him out and layer him onto some patterned wallpaper, that I altered in paintshop pro to reflect the perspective! I know, sounds technical, but actually isn't remotely, woot! (Not entirely sure I got it right, but the thought was there!)

I then cut the background and the foreground into a square and layered it onto black and then an orange card blank. The fonts are Boys R Gross and Candy Round BTN. I popped on some orange gems in the rounded corners from the stash.

This image was a little bit of a challenge as I knew there were lots of refences to real albums and bands etc and wanted to get them the correct colours. (Giving a way a bit of my personality there I think, lol!) and I spent HOURS trying to find the Prog Fest poster Dr.Digi had  used for inspiration! Eventually I asked for clues only to be told he made it up! LOL! So I took some inspo myself from festival posters instead.

I am sure I know someone who used to have a tan leather bean bag....... but anyway, whilst I mull on that, here is a link to the shop, pop there and do some shopping!

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Warrior Princess

Back today with a new Little Blue Button DT Pick! (Cross Post) This time I chose the fabulous Warrior Princess! I was pretty excited to colour her tbh, she has amazeballs hair if you want to practice hair colouring, it looks beautiful even if you colour it simply! I also wanted to give her an ice princess kind of look!

I decided to pair her up with a quote/saying rather than a birthday greeting, so I could use the card for any occasion. I chose "Live every day with intention." I wanted something strong for her. (Font is Dawning of a New Day.)

She looks a bit blurry small, but you can click the image to make it larger. The background paper was from a Making Cards Freebie set and the bling was from the stash. Here she is in the shop if you want to have a look at the actual digistamp?

Loved making this card, couldn't stop myself adding some blue stickles to make her a bit sparkly and some glossy accents to make the gem in her sword shine!

Why not pop by the blog to see some more inspiration for LBB stamps? :)

Friday, April 06, 2018

Adulting - when does it stop?

Every time I go to start a blog with "Back once again...." my brain sings "...for the renegade master, D4 damager, power to the people." I fear that might give away my age? lol!


Back once again with my Dr. Digi DT project using Commuter Colin

What is staggering about this project is that my partner said "Oh? Are you doing a mixed media project?

After twenty years a bit of crafting has rubbed off on him! So yep, it is just about mixed media, it's Polychromo pencils on kraft for the most part, but I paper-pieced some parts that I had coloured with Copics on white paper too. 

The quote is from Grey's Anatomy and the font is Pristina. Cristina Yang was my favourite character but Meredith has more quotable moments I think! This one made me chuckle!

I 3D foam mounted the topper onto the card base. The background paper is from the very first paper pad I bought for crafting. It was a fabulous set, and I have never seen anything quite the same since. My friend Susan had a pad of it too and we always laugh when  a piece appears on a card ten years later! I can't remember who it was by, unfortunately.

Here is Colin in the shop, if you would like to purchase him? 

My friend Lilibet's has done a fabulous version of this stamp in Copics, it looks cracking, if you want to check it out too?

Thanks very much for reading this remarkably rambly post today, I've hurt my neck and am a little bit loopy from no sleep and meds, you probably spotted that already tho, lol!

If you would like to see more awesome digi's from Dr Digi's House of Stamps please click the logo below!

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Etiquette Unknown

Another commissioned card for a 12 year old who loves to dance. I decided to google search for a funky dancer digistamp and this one appeared with no watermarking but was perfect! I decided a while ago to just go and buy a digi from their online shop if I found one posted without watermarks. Took me a long time to find her but she is from Mayzy Art which seems to have closed down and I have no idea what the etiquette is now for using her. So... I am telling you where she is from and I don't own this image and I'm sorry I couldn't buy her. I wish I had found the shop before it closed because the artwork is awesome and I would have really enjoyed using her stamps but now I feel kinda guilty about it, but.... I still love it! If you are reading this and have an alternative way to deal with this kind of situation, tell me! Or if you know these images are still for sale somewhere tell me that too please. But for now, here she is - 

Image coloured with Copics, added stickles and white posca pen. Blobs are Nuvo Jewel Drops. Papers from Making Cards Magazine. Font is All Hooked Up. Photo corners and paperclip numbers from the stash.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Sri Lanka

Just a quick post to share with you this commission card. The remit was elephants and Sri Lanka so I used my Sizzix Eclips to cut out an elephant silhouette and then printed out a map of Sri Lanka to go underneath. I added the topper with 3D foam pads so the shadow makes a natural border and there is no need for cutting and layering. Then I added banners with the greeting and a little bit of bling from the stash.

I'm so pleased to have finally sussed out my Eclips, all it took was a bit of determination and time! Like most things :)

Sunday, April 01, 2018

New Release from LBBS!

New release from Little Blue Button Stamps to tempt you with, ideal for anyone who feels a bit horticultural or loves flowers! I made this as a mother's day card for a customer, but any kind of (especially spring) card would be suitable for this beautiful new Hyacinth digi.

I coloured the flowers with polychromo pencils on kraft card. Made a real change for me, colouring something flowery and leafy! The font is Apple Butter. I added some stickles to the ribbon and bow and some bling from the stash to the corners.

If you'd like to keep up with new releases and offer codes for the shop it might be worth joining the Little Blue Button Facebook group? Lots of ideas from the DT there too which might inspire you!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Happy Good Friday!

Hi everyone, just sharing a couple of snaps of some Easter cards I made for a customer! Used three sets of Bunny stamps (kindly on loan from Helen).
  • Craftin Desert Divas - Somebunny
  • Gerda Steiner - Hoppiness GSD570
  • Mama Elephant - Pix Favourites

The paper is from two Perfectly Plaid Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper pads. I used a stamp by Neat and Tangled called Sunburst with Distress Oxides and Inks for the background.The grass is made using Grassy Border Die also from Lawn Fawn. Bunnies are coloured with Copics and stickles.
The greetings are from a Docrafts set called Some Bunny Loves You. (That I have had quite a long time!)