Monday, 17 May 2010


This is one of the lovely Hedgehog images from DigiStamp Boutique . I love this cute little hedgehog!!!! :) They are running a contest where you can win up to 5 images and all you have to do is make a card using one of their digi images and then posting a link..... You can read all about it here on their Blog under May Competition. :)

I really enjoy working with their images and especially with my new pro markers. :) I also did this card for a challenge in my Ebay group, this time it was for a recipe.... Using two different papers, two to three buttons and some ribbon. :) And I am now ahead of the game in that I have my dad's Father's Day card done now. :)


This card I made for a card swap in my Ebay group. I hope the lady who receives it enjoys it as much as I did making it.
First off I used Publisher to make my tri fold card and to make templates for cutting out the backing paper and also the insert to go behind the section with the girl on it.
I used a colour for the backing paper that I am not that comfortable using..... Orange. So it was a challenge for me trying to make a card with it. I did the back ground panels and put gold peeloffs around each panel. Then I coloured in one of the cute little Japanese digi stamps - Sachi -which I bought from DigiStamp Boutique . I used my pro markers to colour her in. Then I cut her out and put foam pads to raise her slightly. Next I made the little lanterns. I found the idea in one of the craft magazines and it is easy peasy to make.... Use pinking shears to cut strips.... Making sure they line up. Then using a fine line permanent pen mark the curved lines. Stamp flower image or draw one on, use ink on edges and or chalks. Then take a bit of copper wire and make a hanger... I used Prit gel to stick it onto the card.

I had punched out several flowers and chalked and shaped them with my embossing mat and embossing tools. Then glued together with a chalked center and peel off. Then punched some leaves from a Chinese newspaper and coloured them in using my cocoa pro marker.
Next I die cut some butterflies using the backing paper as the base of the butterfly and then the top butterfly I cut from Chinese newspaper again. Then using my pro markers I coloured it in.... shading the wings with Mandarin and Amber and Cocoa again for the wings.

I also made a lollipop flower using the newspaper again and some black card. Put together with a gold brad.

I really enjoyed making this card and love the fact that I can co-ordinate the pieces to the backing paper that I use. :)

DigiStamp Boutique have just come out with three new digi-stamps a little hedgehog called Spike!!!! I have them printed.... now to get busy playing. :)

Here are two more cards that I made for the group..... this is for the weekly challenge this past week...... following a sketch that I drew up for them.

This is my card using the sketch and using some new diecuts that I have bought. Of course it is of a hedgehog. :)

And this one I used a chipboard image that my friend Louise sent to me. She has her own ebay shop and has lovely diecuts. :)