Monthly Archives: February 2015

Elegant AND Practical!!

Now surely that has to be a great mix! Right?

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Ta Dah!!!!

(I have been waiting all week to post this!! Hehehee.)

Fabulous isn’t she?

She is called Chante Chantelle and she is part of a brand new range of  Mocktail Girls available from the super talented Amy at Amy Doodle Stamp!

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To bring her to life I used my Copics in these shades:-

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Hair colours are E18 & 15. YR21 & Y21.

Lips R24.

I apologise here, my camera battery died a death on me.  And I don’t mean it needed recharging either.. I had to order a new battery.  (Quietly sobs in the corner here.. I was LOST without my camera!!)

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Okay, so my heart shapes were cut on my Silhouette Cameo machine.

Those Resin Flowers (which are STUNNING by the way!) I got from an online store in the US.  But they are actually from Kaiser Craft (which is an Australian Company.)

I’m in the UK so they’ve had quite a journey haven’t they?  Smiles.

My papers are from Bearly Mine Designs who very, very, sadly does not trade anymore.

Not since these ridiculously restrictive new VAT laws were introduced as of the New Year.

So many fabulous digital companies have closed their doors.  Sometime I am so NOT proud to be British!

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What I created is a telephone note pad.

The reason?  Well, I’m sure you all know what it’s like when you go to write down a message and there is no pen, nor paper to be found anywhere!! Laughing.

Yes.. and that happens a lot in our house.  (But hey!  Not anymore!) Big smiles.

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This is what it looks like with no paper added.  The lining of the box matches the rest of my easel holder.

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This is the holder all folded up.  (Not that I have this folded. Ever.  No, I have it very proudly on display right by that telephone!  Hehehee.)

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The side and back view.

(Yes the back got decorated too. Well you just never know. Right?)

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 I really do love this so very much, especially how those fabulous folds turned out!!!

I have always held a secret fear of folds when it comes to my Copic Colouring.  But well, as you can probably tell from my ramblings here, that fear is held no more!

(MASSIVE SMILES HERE!!!!)

Over on the  Amy Doodle Stamp Facebook Page we have been holding a little competition all week long.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning the Cutely Amazing Chante Chantelle is to leave a comment on each of the DT creations using her.

Yes, you read that right. Just pop on by and leave us all a comment.  That’s it!  Nice and Easy.

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The really cool (and simple) tutorial for creating this easel notepad holder can be found here.

As you can see, the designs here are slightly different to mine, as I added a full back and then bent my card very lightly.

I found (for me anyway) that it looked more uniform at the back, and offered slightly more stability.)

I can’t wait to see what you create with your Chante Chantelle.

Be sure to show your make on our Facebook Page won’t you?!

Hugs n Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx

The challenges I would like to enter into with my note pad holder are:-

Brown Sugar – Boxes Bags n Tags.

Creative Knockouts – Spots n Dots.

Docorela Creations – Must Include A Heart.

Simply Create Too – Anything Goes.

Sister Act Card Challenge – Anything Goes.

The Outlawz – Twisted Thursday Anything Goes – Twist: Easel Card.