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Welcome to my little place in the blogging world. :)
I like to share details here for the DT projects I create and also some of my own tutorials.
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Thanks for stopping by! Ni :) x

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Pink 30th Card

Evening all!
Isn't it typical, the day I planned to spend uploading the rest of my samples for this loop of demonstrations is the day that we get 3 1/2" of snow and also our broadband goes down! The latter lasted over a week until a technician came and fitted a new modem & router which is why I haven't posted any new makes for a while.

However this may have been a good thing as it meant that I stayed in the house whilst the snow was bad over the weekend and got a few personal cards made and some extra samples instead of going out or getting lost wandering the internet for hours!
Here is one of my makes, a pretty pink card for a friend.

This card is based on a wordbook style, the front ends at the '3' and the back is the longer panel with the '0'.
I have actually used all Docrafts products on this card but there is a mix of old and new ranges.

The digits are the new more curvy style of typography stamps which I stamped onto hot pink card, cut out and smothered in glitter! Also new is the hot pink glitter satin ribbon and the paper and sentiment from the Hot Diggity Dog collection.
The older products are the pink paper flowers, silver gems, dimensional butterflies and the Tulip layered 'Cake' die.
As you may know if you have read some of my older posts, I love this style of die, you make all the layers of the image and piece it together so you can choose colours to suit your project. If you look at the labels on my sidebar you will see my 'Layered Dies' tag where you can see how I used a die in this same style from the Tatty Ted range.

Right that's it for now, i'm off to upload a few more samples to Docrafts before bed. Night. :) Ni. x

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Get Funky! Challenge - January Blues

Morning everyone!
I know my life has changed quite a lot since I became a DoCrafts demonstrator as there is a lot of prep work to do, admin after the demos, packing and unpacking and tidying my kit in between, as well as remaking some samples I leave in behind each time and of course the travelling to different stores; (now don't get me wrong here, I'm LOVING every minute of it and enjoy being busy!) but because of this I know I have not had much time to wander blog land or enter challenges. I didn't realise just how busy I'd been though until I noticed that I hadn't taken part in a Get Funky challenge since July!
So my post today is changing that and hopefully I'll be forgiven for going awol for a few months! :)

I needed to make a card for a new male colleague who turned 21 yesterday and the theme of January Blues  just seemed the perfect colour choice so here is my card (sorry the pic quality is not great!).

I have used two wordbook pages from the Blue Magic section on the Dreams Come True cd to make myself a simple base card. They were joined together with DST and the back page was then scored 1cm from the edge so that the front of the card is not marked by a fold line.
I love spots and dots on papers and the fact that this pattern was in reversed colour ways was brilliant for creating contrast between my pages but keeping the theme together, clever planning during the cd design me thinks!
The sentiment is a DoCrafts one stamped with a versafine ink, coloured with Promarkers and Zig Kurecolor pens. The name is white pearlescent card candy that I coloured to match the sentiment and the letters were drawn on with a fine liner pen. I used labels 8 to cut the sentiment shape and the same fine liner pen to edge the shape and faux stitch the numbers.

So that's it, a very simple card but hopefully it was well received, we'll see after he comes back to work!
I'm off to browse the DT cards now and the other entries for the challenge. Ni. xx