31 March 2017

Pansy Bloom & 50th Anniversary present!

Hi Everyone, I'm combining 2 posts into one, so lots to see and read, allow some time LOL. you have been warned!

Firstly the Outlawz Sketch challenge, I used
Sprite Pansy AuroraWings digitally coloured
Dp's and pansy by Alexis Design Studio
Spectrum Noir pens to edge paper and colour lace and ribbon, to match
Pin dot dies, oval Tattered Lace, square Susan Wilson
sentiment Doodle Pantry

Now for something different -

Our friends had their 50th wedding anniversary last week and a little while ago I promised to show you their present from us. What do you get a couple who have everything and don't want presents?

Luckily I saw an idea on the web and was able to buy the last glass cutting board for the kitchen top at our local Dunelm! The silver effect surround on the glass was already on it and I added a leaf shape, their names and when they married. I'm pleased to say they liked it.

Cut on the Cameo, vinyl was used as a stencil and
 I then used Armour etching cream,
 I found moving the cream around for about 5 minutes was a good result,
 I added it to the underside of the glass.
black paper underneath to show the etching

I then decided to add some fun with a couple of mugs,
adding vinyl, cut on the Cameo - wifey and hubby
and 50 inside a heart shape

this is the gift box for the mugs, cut on the Cameo
from a paper pack from The Range

29 March 2017

A splash of colour!

Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for

Thankfully quite a good theme for me and one that filled my theme for a card for my Nephew, who works for a luxury car company as "test driver" I think that's what his job is, he tell them what's wrong with the design of the car? Anyway onto the card. 
The image and sentiment is from Create with TLC
Swiss dots paper from Pink Petticoat
the check and arrow paper is from Pixelscrapper
layered onto black card.
outer circle die Tattered Lace pin dot
inner circle Tonic die

27 March 2017

Elmo the Emu!

Hi Everyone, my card today is for my Godson's Son, if that makes sense? I know he won't pick up the 3D gloss is a little rough around the beak!

Elmo the Emu Limited Runs
DP's by Summertime Designs, no longer available, sadly.
sentiment, he's an Emu and I hope the birthday will be amazing?
My thinking anyway LOL.
Emu and background and sentiment 3D'd
3D gloss on eyes and beak.


Thought I would show you half of my birthday cake which was absolutely scrumptious! Hubby had it brought out after a meal with family and friends, such a surprise day for me, although it was a couple of weeks ago, I'm still enjoying all I had and was done for me.

Here's the dozen red roses he bought, as well as arranging everything in secret.

26 March 2017

Spring Card

Hi Everyone, I tried doing something and it worked!!

Image and sentiment by Paulette at Create with TLC 

First I added a gradient to the print image in PS, then I
 used the Spring sentiment and printed it onto vellum, 
I decided to emboss the back of the image,
 it turned out quite well, I think next time I will make the print a
 shade or two lighter, but I am pleased with how this turned out.
Both layers layered onto the card and then a couple of gems to finish.

Another make with my SiL, while she was visiting and we "played".
She had sent me a photo of my #3 Brother, after seeing me add a front image to a
 T shirt for my eldest Brother, a few days before they came to visit.
I didn't manage to get a photo of the eldest wearing his shirt, but #3 Brother loved his and wore it as soon as he had it LOL. Here are the 2 I did.

I added a gradient to the old photos, added text around the photo, printed them onto heat transfer paper, then ironed them onto the T shirt.

eldest was 29 here, he is now 81!

#3 brother at 12 years old
Here he is at 77, starting my birthday celebrations off!

I also added this original layout to the Digital Whisper blog

24 March 2017

Teddy with flowers

Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for Morgan's Artworld Anything Goes challenge,.

Image Ted by Morgan's Artworld
floral background by Create with TLC
tonic scalloped and plain die for frame
coloured digitally
ribbon bow Ikea
Tonic pearl drops 
3D gloss on nose and eyes
Ted is available here

I said I would share some things I made with my SiL, here's another. I had some cake from my birthday and this contained a piece for our neighbour, yes! a BIG piece LOL.
papers from Pink Petticoat
box and bow template from the Sillouette store, got no more info - sorry.

23 March 2017

Sssssnake card!

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the DragonsLair FB progressive challenge. I love this image, such a happy and friendly snake :)

Image DragonsLair Designs
coloured digitally.
Floral background, flower banner & border overlay - 
Marisa Lerin at Pixelscrapper
Tattered Lace pindot and plain circle die 
All layered onto black paper

When I had my birthday my Brother & Sil came for a few days and as she and I are "into" cards and the Cameo, we "play" whenever they visit, SiL and I learn from each other and this time it was about the Cameo. We did quite a few things and I shall add them when I remember LOL.

Here is a votive candle holder that I etched with
 a vinyl stencil cut out on
the Cameo and the effect when lit.


21 March 2017

Party 'til the cows come home!

Hi Everyone, Yep! that's the theme of my card today, which is for my God Son, I know he'll appreciate it. It took ages to choose an image, in the end I chose an image that I had in 2007, talk about digging deep! I also made it for the Outlawz Sketch challenge.

DP's Pink Petticoat
balloons by Loucee, desaturated in PS
buttons from stash 
All cut out and layered,
balloons glitter glue and 3D'd, so are the cows.

19 March 2017

Spring Window

Hi Everyone, My card today is for the Outlawz Progressive Challenge. Such a pretty image to work with.

I digitally coloured the image by Beccy with colours from -
DP's and beads scatter by NibblesScribbles
I'm owning up to the top DP torn digitally, but then cut by hand.
Brick overlay by DigiDewi, I saw a card
using similar, and thought I would case it.
I found the sentiment online.
Added Tonic Pearl Drops to each flower centre


17 March 2017

Sweet as Honey

Hi Everyone, I am slowly getting back to normal, but it has meant a lot of things not done as I would want here, anyhow, I'll try and catch up with you soon.

My card today is for the Outlawz Challenge which ended March 14th! Why did I leave it 'til now to post it? Well I made it for thank you cards for gifts received for my birthday, so didn't want to blog it, as I know a few people who will receive one look at my blog and I didn't want them to see it before hand. I entered the sketch challenge without posting it, promising to do it ASAP and I was thrilled to be Showcased for it at The Outlawz Sketch Challenge.

Anyhow, here it is.
I followed the sketch
DP's and images PC Hugware, sadly no longer available.
All cut and layered with honey jars 3D
The font "Honey Bee" is one I have just added from FontBundles.net
the font on the site had a honey effect and I thought, silly me, it would be like that when I wrote it, but it didn't.
 I didn't know how to make it that way so emailed the site, 
got a quick reply and instructions on how to make it look like honey, 
now that is what I call Customer Service.
The only thing is it took me rather a long time, especially as I hadn't done anything like it before, you "may" see it again somehow.
 I'm happy with the result though. 

15 March 2017

WOOD and vinyl!

Hi Everyone, I have really BIG apologies to say to everyone for not commenting or even blogging! It was all down to me celebrating 3 score years and 10 or in modern language my 70th birthday on the 9th. We had my Brother and SiL to visit and a LOT went on, I haven't had time to do anything, with visitors each day it seems, it has been lovely to see everyone. I'll let you know in another post what went on, as this is supposed to be a DT post, but it is late again. Shame on me.

Anyhow on to my make, NOT a card, but something I saw on the web, that made me think about my hubby and how clever he is. So my make for the

The theme is use stash and wood! So wood from hubby's stash, cut to size.
I made up the sign from tool images, I cut the vinyl with
 the Cameo and laid it onto the wood
 hubby screwed it to the side door of the garage.
Then sprayed with 3 layers of varnish, I think that should be enough! 
It was getting late so not a good photo as it was in the 
shade, with only the top right corner in the sun.
Glad to say he is thrilled with it.

05 March 2017

50th Anniversary card

Updated with insert

Hi Everyone, I made a card for the Outlawz Sketch challenge and for friends of ours, we have known them for 54 years. I thought the image was perfect for them, a little fun and loving. 

Image by Mary Ellen Smith at Dearie Dolls
pre coloured decoupaged
DP's and hearts are identified as
 HOB_EiL_Gold Hearts at Scraporchard.
I was lucky to have digi papers match my image.
3D gloss to specs
gold card The Range
Buttons First Edition Die
Pin Dot square die Sue Wilson
square dies Tonic
I cut the centre shape and the tag on my Cameo
ribbon from stash.

02 March 2017

Steam Punk

Hi Everyone, here is my day late DT card for

SO much out of my comfort zone, BUT I did enjoy doing this card so very much, even getting myself dirty!!!! with gilding wax. I made it really dirty, by even adding pewter gilding wax around the card too, it reminded me of the days Hubby came home with his overalls standing up on their own, with the amount of grease on them, (he was a heavy haulage mechanic in his early years). Thank goodness those days are over. Shame you can't see the shine on the card.

On to my card, I laid it all out in PS, then 
printed and cut the paper and images out, 
the paper was embossed with a music folder, 
with the edges gilded with different shades of wax. . 
Then added ribbon.
I cut the gears on my Cameo and gilded them with the same wax. 
Then layered onto the paper with 3D dimensionals.

My apologies to the Team for the delay in posting this.

Gear background paper Marisa Lerin at Pixelscrapper.
which was also traced to provide a cut file for the gears.

01 March 2017

DSC # 160 Limited Runs Stamps + Happy St David's Day

Dragon & Boy Image by Elizabeth Dulemba
background flowers Create with TLC
Daffodils and hyacinths Hugware, no longer available
embellishments Aveziur at Digital Scrapbook Studio.

Now on to my digital card for the challenge

My DT card for today is for our Digitally Sweet Challenge #160 and I'm afraid our last. We as DT have decided to call time, for at least the present.  

Our fabulous sponsor is 
Limited Runs Digital Stamps

I have used Puppy Dog, isn't he adorable?
I made a background paper with him too.
He is coloured digitally.
Dp's by Vero at Digital Scrapbook Studio