Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Lion Boy - Chi Chi Memories

For this card I used Lion Boy from Chi Chi Memories. He can be brought on his own or as part of Costume Set 2.

I took a A5 card and rounded off the corners with my xcut punch to give it a softer feel. I then scored the front of the card in half to make the beginnings of a stepper card. I then stuck some thick acetate (which I cut to the same size as the front of the card) on to half the card (the piece I had scored) and then covered up the tape with some tiger stripe card. I coloured the image in with my Spectrum Noirs (the shading lines on the Chi Chi Memories images make it so easy to colour and know where to shade). I then stuck him on the card along with the 'ROAR!' sentiment which looks like it is floating as it's stuck on the acetate. To finish I put some green grass like card on the base of the stepper and added a 'happy birthday' boarder to act as the stopper (this was from a Hunkydory card kit).

I think this card looks so fun and although the image is of a little boy, it could easily be used for a little girls card too!

Friday, 20 June 2014

Chi Chi Memories Monthly Challenge - Funky Girl

Pop along to Chi Chi Memories blog to take part in this months challenge using Funky Girl 

There are 30 free downloads of Funky Girl available to hurry over and grab yours now! The challenge ends on 13th July.

I used the digi to make this cute card 

I coloured her with Spectrum Noirs and used papers from Sarah Hurley. Unusually for me I chose the background papers first then coloured the digi and so used colours I wouldn't normally choose. 

Head over to to see what the other DT members have made 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Chi Chi Memories - Good Day

This week I have used another new release from Chi Chi Memories, this time it's 'Good Day'
 Good Day
She can be brought by going to the Chi Chi Memories Designs website 

I cut two shaped squares out of coloured card using my Cricut Mini, and before sticking them together I added some Washi Tape I brought from Michael's while on holiday then trimmed off the ends before sticking the two pieces of card together and then onto a smaller card blank. For the image I used Good Day and coloured her with Spectrum Noir pens and then added some glitter pen to her hair baubles and some glossy accents to the balloons. Once dry I cut her out with my EK Success circle cutter then stuck double-sided tape round the outside of the circle and pleated tissue paper round the outside to give a tactile fun frame to the image. I finished the card off with some little flowers I had left over from the 60th birthday card I made in April. 

This is a nice fun bright card and the digi is so versatile as you can colour the balloons in colours to suit your project!

Monday, 16 June 2014

Fathers Day Cards

Just a quick post of the two Fathers Day cards I made this year using two different styles

This was an easel card made using Fizzy Moon digi kits on Craft Artist. I printed all the items separately and then matted and layered myself.

This card was made using black glitter card, mirri card and old superman comics. I did this in the same way as my husbands 30th card (see my post from 14th May) but this time I used the black glitter card as the base layer on the front of the card, and added the comic book page with circle cut out on top. PLEASE ensure if you make a card using comics that they aren't rare expensive issues! Even some that are damaged can be rare and worth something. This one was a newer common one I paid around 50p for. 

The comic book card would also make a great birthday card for a male or even female! 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Chi Chi Memories - Princess Snowy

This is my first post as a Guest DT for Chi Chi Memories and it's ever so fitting that the first digi I received (while I was on holiday in Florida) was Princess Snowy! I love Snow White and fell in love with this digi.
 Princess Snowy
She can be brought by going to the Chi Chi Memories Designs website 

I took a A5 card and covered the front in some scrapbooking paper from The Haute Pink Stack by DCWV. I printed Snowy onto some card and coloured her using Spectrum Noirs (Hair IG1, 4, 6, 8 and 10; Dress TB2, TB3, CT3, CT4, CR11; Skin FS2 & FS3) and then cut her out with my EK Success Circle Cutter as well as cutting out some mirri card a bit bigger to layer onto. I used distress ink in peacock feathers around Snowy to give it a bit more colour. I printed my own sentiment out and used pickled raspberry distress ink. To finish I added some little wooden butterflies I had in my craft stash and (although it's hard to see) I did little glitter butterfly trails behind each butterfly with a sakura glitter pen.

I hope you like it! I think I'm going to use Snowy again in my scrapbook for my holiday (once I get all my photos delivered).

I've entered this card into the following challenges:

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Robot Girl - Chi Chi Memories

For this card I used Robot Girl from Chi Chi Memories. She can be brought on her own or as part of Costume Set 2.

I took a A5 card and went over it with my Spectrum Noir blender pen then used pens in the PP, PL, BP and LV groups from Spectrum Noir to make the background. I then cut and embossed some silver card and added the Robot Girl image which I coloured in Spectrum Noirs. To finish I used the Robot Girl sentiment and cut round it with zig-zag scissors and to make it stand out and matted it onto some black card and cut that out too with the zig-zag scissors.

I love this image as it is so sweet and as the sentiment says 'cuteness overload!'

Back From Sunny Florida!

Just getting back to normal after two weeks in Orlando. My craft room is starting to get back to normal but I'm still sharing the desk with goodies I brought back including Birthday Oreos, M&Ms and Disney bits.

I couldn't wait to go to a craft store in America and strangely enough I found Wallmart had better bits than my trip to Michaels! Still I stocked up on $1.99 washi tape (soooo cheap and it's amazing quality), distress inks, stickers and Disney duck tape (all from various places). I can't believe how much cheaper craft bits are though in America I really had to control myself.

While I was away I've been doing a SmashBook while I've been away and ended up spending more time crafting than reading!

I've still you a lot of it to do and I'm waiting on my photos to be delivered so I can stick them all in and add all the various bits and pieces I picked up (napkins, business cards and even my card to say our suitcase was inspected!) My husband was always picking bits up for my scrapbook, nothing got binned without asking me first - even our Aquatica blue parking slip for disabled parking!

Right now I'm sitting in the car waiting for my husband in his guitar lesson watching an amazing thunderstorm - feeling like I'm back in Florida!