Another Guest Design

I am excited to share another guest design project with you today. This is for the challenge blog “Kleuren met Potloden”. I was given the image from All Dressed Up called Crown of Hearts for the challenge. Those of you who follow my blog know that I am learning Procreate. I had drawn this background as part of a Procreate tutorial and thought this would make the perfect background for this little princess.

I removed the white background from the digi and then imported her into my background. I resized her to fit and then placed her on a layer between the layers of the hills and trees. I added another layer and used this to add a shadow under her feet since the sun is shining from behind her. I then exported the completed scene to a .jpg image. 

Once exported I moved the image to my PC and opened it into a 4x5.25 inch rectangle in Silhouette Studio. I then added a quarter inch offset and tried various colors from the background with the eye dropper tool to fill the offset and settled on a shade of orange. I then printed the image out onto Canson C a grain paper and colored the digi with my  Prismacolor colored pencils.

Once completed I cut the image down to size with my paper trimmer and added it to a standard notecard. I completed the card with a die cut sentiment added to the bottom right hand corner.

If you have a project that you have colored with pencils, I would like to invite you to share it with us at the “Kleuren met Potloden”  Challenge blog. You can use any brand of pencils.

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Truly one layer

Today is time for my second project for Jan's Digital Stamps Challenge blog for this month and this month I am showing that digital stamps and elements are great to use when creating digital card fronts that can then just be printed on heavyweight cardstock and easily sent in the mail.

Stylish Ovals

I am here today with a very picture heavy post. Spellbinders sent me some goodies to create with, however just after they arrived I was not at home very much. So my projects are rather late in the release. But it is a gorgeous release, one die set more versatile than the other.

My first project is using the Essential Stylish Ovals die set as well as the gorgeous embossing folder from this release. I wanted to show off the embossing folder on this card and so let it shine on center stage. I used the largest oval in the set to create my cardbase with, used a smaller one to cut the panel that I then embossed and finally used the smaller one and one size bigger to cut a frame from holographic cardstock. The sentiment is from another set in this release called Stylish Oval Hello You Floral dies set.

Christmas BINGO

I am back today with a second project, this time one that is completely opposite to my previous one. This one is created with paper and die cuts and does not have anything digital on it. I accepted a position on the Design Team at the new Christmas BINGO Challenge blog. The challenges run for 6 weeks and you can enter any handmade Christmas themed project that uses the featured BINGO card.

Digital card design

Can you believe it that we are now already in May? Believe it a not, it is so and so here I am with my DT project for Jan's Digital Stamps Challenge blog. I am using both the image and a sentiment from the new Patriotic Poppies stamp set (linked below).

More flowers

Happy Monday blog friends! It is time for the reminder post over at Jan's Digital Stamps Challenge blog. My card this fortnight is another one that I created with a hand colored focal point and a digital paper background.

Refreshing friendship

Hello friends! It is time for another DT project for Jan's Digital Stamps Challenge Blog. The challenges are always Anything Goes and they last a month.

Guest design project

I was recently invited to guest design for the Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog, following my win there

Congregation Easter Cards

It is time for my mid-term project for Jan's Digital Stamp Shop Challenge Blog. Our challenge is Anything Goes and runs for a month.

A shaker card

It is Friday again and today I am back with a new result of a challenge between BożenA and I. It was my turn to choose the topic this time and I chose a shaker card. This is a technique that I use very little and decided that it was time to do so and what better motivation than a challenge!


Snowmies! Isn't that the cutest term for these guys? I saw my friend Donna create with this sweet image and I knew I wanted to do so too. 

Butterfly mania

Being that it is March, I have now received my third Waffle Flower Sneak Peek kit and it is all about butterflies. There are some really cool tools in the kit, but I cannot tell you about them all just yet as I have some future projects done with them to share here later.

Rain Dance

Today I am sharing my DT project for the brand new challenge at Jan's Digital Stamps Challenge Blog. I used this sweet image from the Rain Dance stamp set.

Stamping on vellum

Hello Blogland Friends! It is Friday again and today I am sharing my project for the next challenge with my crafty friend, BożenA. It was her turn to nominate the topic and she chose a technique which calls for stamping on both sides of vellum.

Let's Go Fly a Kite

Today I am back with another project for Jan's Digital Stamp Shop and also a reminder that we are mid-way through the February challenge at the Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge blog.

Beautiful anemones

Happy Friday! Today I have three cards to show you that I made with the new Anemones die set from Spellbinders. I have the Magnolia set and the scripty font that goes with it and so when I saw that Yana had designed another set, they jumped into my cart before I could stop them!! 😏

Valentine's Day Bunny

I am back again today with another project. This time a Valentine's Day card for a friend. I am participating in an Instagram hop and this is also my contribution.

Lil’ Chick-a-Dees

I have some exciting news to share today. I was asked if I would join the Jan's Digital Stamps DT and since I was not on a team currently, I readily agreed. So here is my first project for the challenge blog. The challenge is Anything Goes. You can use any image, but there is a second prize dedicated to a winner that used one of Jan's digis on their project.

Mini quilts

How on earth did it get to be Friday again? But here we are and I have two cards to show you today. I was doing some more paper quilting, this time with the mini quilt die set that Spellbinders sent me.

Butterfly Kisses

Today I am sharing a project I have done at Spellbinders' request again. They sent me the Butterfly Kisses stamp and die set by Simon Hurley. The set contains a beautiful floral stamp and various butterflies which have outline stamps and layering stamps to color them. There are also a number of lovely sentiments.

Embossing Powder Flowers

Hello crafty friends, I am back today with another card that is my project for the ongoing challenge with BożenA. This time it was my turn to stipulate the theme and I chose to use a Christine Stokes video for inspiration and create a focal point with embossing powder.

Giant Bunny Ears

Hello friends. Today I have the first card to show you that I made with two new things! I joined the Waffle Flower Sneak Peek club and got the first one in January. This kit included the dies for the bunny ears headband and the strip sentiment. I also discovered some new toner foil.

A sealed bouquet

Hello friends, I am a little late in the day on my blog post today. Work life is still taking a lot of my time at the moment, being the beginning of a new year. But I am seeing light at the end of it all and so I hope to be sharing more regularly again. Today I have another card I made with the Sealed by Spellbinders collection and my faux wax seal stamp and die set.

Layered windmill quilts

Today I am here with a project made with dies that Spellbinders sent me to create with. This is the Layered Windmill die set from the Home Sweet Quilt Collection by Becca Feeken. I didn't have any quilt dies in my stash, so I really enjoyed working with these.