Dandelion Dream – CCK guest designer

I was so very lucky and was chosen as the winner of the guest designer spot after the May challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik’s challenge blog! So here is my card for the July Challenge of Sparkles and Shine! I am not very good at using glitter and such, so it was quite the challenge! Thank you for having me!

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The image I chose is Dandelion Dream, by Ching-Chou Kuik, obviously. I absolutely love these images and it was hard to choose something that I thought might be good with the theme. Everything is coloured with copics. I’ve added lots of pink and yellow dots with liquid pearls for extra shine (which is hard to capture in a photo) and used silver rhinestones as the centre of the dandelions.

All the flowers are by Wild Orchid Craft, apart from the purple berry looking thing which is by Live and Love Crafts. I’ve used a ton of glitter glue and papers from First Edition Papers, Lili of the Valley and Papirdesign. The sentiment is by Pink Pettycoat and the butterflies from a Martha Stewart puncher. Lastly, the shiny pink circles are candi from Craftwork Cards.

I am terrible at trying to take photos of something shiny or sparkly, therefore I have taken quite a few, with different light sources, and instead of just picking one I’ve decided to share four of the photos. I think it’s a good example to show how different light sources can make the photo look different as well.

This first one shows the colours best, but a bit heavy in contrast. Daylight and flash.

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The second photo shows the sparkles a bit better, but the colours are also duller. I used the camera on my phone for this.

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This photo is truer to the colour of the card, but it doesn’t show the sparkles and shine as good as the other photos. Lightbulbs and flash.

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And lastly, here is a darker photo to show off the sparkles even better! Daylight, no flash.

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Copics used: (hair) E51, E53, E43, E44, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, (dress and wings) V99, RV00, RV02, RV04, Y04, Y08, YR02, (greens) YG03, YG97, G94.

Pressies for you

Here is a card I made at the start of the year. Yes… I am that far behind in posting cards up. However, I shall try to schedule up some posts this week to try to get up to date!

I have used frantage, copics and distress ink for the effects on the image and the rest of the card. The borders are made using a Noor Design die, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the stamp is Wild Rose Studio. I wanted mostly blue and browns for the card, but as the recipient is a woman, I couldn’t help by add a dash of pink!

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Bookaholic

Just back from a few days over in England. Spent a couple of days in lovely Liverpool! I popped by Range in Blackburn as well and got me a couple of paper pads… as if I needed any more! Heh. I’ve already used one of them on this card, as well as my most recent Lili of the Valley purchase!

It is time for yet another challenge over at Mi Ran’s Facebook group! The theme is, as usual, anything goes! I decided to use Bookaholic Kaite for this and coloured it in with Copics. The butterflies and leaves are from Noor Design dies and a Martha Stewart puncher. All the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The small circles are card candi by Craftwork Cards.

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Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, (hair) E57, E55, E51, (uniform) YR15, Y04, Y08, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, (ground), W7, W5, W3, W1

Bubble Brea

It is time for a new Progressive Challenge over at Mi Ran’s Facebook group! The image for the challenge this month is Bubble Brea, and you have to join in for the challenge to get a hold of her! It’s fun really and if you play along this month you get next month’s digital image given to you to play along for that as well! How neat is that?! And I can tell you, the image for next month is equally fantastic! They all are! So why not give it a try?

Did you know Mi Ran is having a DT call? It is a great team to be on, and I urge everybody to apply! It closes on Monday 8th. Best of luck to everybody!

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I must admit I took a full week to even dare considering colouring this one. It looked so very difficult! All that hair and the bubbles and the dress, oh my! However, being on the DT means you cannot really opt out, hehehe. So I finally dared to give it a go, and I am quite pleased with how she turned out. I am very pleased with the outfit and even the bubbles, actually! It’s really not as hard as it looked!

I have used papers from First Edition Paper along with some yellow spotted cardboard that came in a sweets package, heh. The colour combination I used is a bit unusual for me, but it was fun and I love how it turned out! The image is coloured with copics, you can find the colours I used at the bottom of the post. I made butterflies and leaves using Noor Designs dies, the flowers and ribbon are all by Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment is by Lili of the Valley.

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Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, (hair) E53, E42, E43, E44, (white) W1, W3, W5, (bubbles) R00, R11, R12, (dress), R81, R83, R85, R89.

From Paris with love

Here is a card I made a while ago. Well, not a card per se, but close enough! And it sure is about time I get it posted on here! I made it following a tutorial on the Noor Design blog, the UK version. If you wish to have a go yourself, you can find the tutorial here. It was definitely a challenge, and I have not attempted another one again yet, but I am sure I will!

The image is pre-coloured and by Wild Rose Studio. All the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts (as always). The paper (and doily I believe) are by Papermania. The punches are by Martha Stewart, whereas all the border dies and matching butterflies are all by Noor Design. Lastly the sentiment stamp is by Lili of the Valley, and the lace and ribbon from a local shop. I used pearl strings to make bodies for the butterflies, from Kaiser Kraft.

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Here are two more photos showing the two sides better.

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This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Noor Design – May Flowers
Simon Says Stamp – Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown – Anything goes