Monthly Archives: August 2015

Love Is A Good Book…

…. And a dog by your side of course! Smiles.

This is my latest card for Little Miss Muffet Stamps, and I have merged three images to create it.

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Say hello to this little cutie pie. Smiles.

The images I have merged above are:-

Polka Dot Pals Katie, Polka Dot Pals Add On Faces, and Cupcakes n Books.

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To bring the images to life I used my Copics in these colours:-

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Hair.

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Skin (and R22 for the lips.)

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Eyes.

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Sweet Little Dog. :0)

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Clothes.

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Bows.

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Footwear.

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Books.

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My paper & “I Pick You” label are both from my Echo Park “Cupid’s Arrow” paper pad.

And the ribbon is from my stash.

The sentiment is Gingers House and just perfect for what I wanted to create. Smiles.

Don’t forget to pop on over to the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog – Where we have a brand new challenge starting tomorrow.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx

The challenges I would love to enter into are:-

1.  Craft Your Passion – Always Anything Goes.

2.  Inky Chics – Hearts.

3.  Through The Craft Room Door – Always Anything Goes.

4.  Crafting From The Heart – Always Anything Goes.

5.  Cutie Pie Challenge – Cute & Girly.

A Day At The Beach.

Hello everyone and a very happy Friday to you all!

Today is a brand new challenge over at the Outlawz Friday Colouring Group. And our theme is At The Beach.

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For my card this week I chose to use my goodies from the June Club Kit at La La Land Crafts.

The dies and the stamp are all from there. And I think this is my favourite one yet! Smiles.

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The two extra die sets I used are my Stitched Rectangles from By DIEZyne Dies at CC Designs Rubber Stamps, and my Fence Die from Cottage Cuts Dies.

To bring my image to life  I used my Copics in the following colours:-

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Skin Tones and Cheek Blush.

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Hair.

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Clothes & Flip Flops.

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Buttons.

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Sand.

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The sentiment is also a stamp from the June Club Kit.

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My “boardwalk” design paper is actually  the Wood Paper Pack from SLS Lines.

The blue sky is done with my chalks.

I hope you can pop along and join us for this week’s challenge. The Outlawz is a lovely crafty place to be, with lots of fun challenges and awesome sponsor prizes too! Smiles.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx

The challenges I entering my beach card into are:-

1.  SLS Lines – Summer Holidays.

2.  The Crafter’s Cafe – The Great Outdoors.

3.  Crafty Gals Corner – Any Holiday.

4.  The House That Stamps Built – Sun, Sand & Surf.

5.  Word Art Wednesdays – Anything Goes.

6.  Clear It Out –  Brown & Brown/Kraft Things.

7.  Die Cuttin’ Divas – Nautical.

8.  City Crafter – Mood Board Challenge.

Quick & Easy Notebook!

Hello, hello, hello!

I am very happy to be bringing you my inspirational post for Little Miss Muffet  Stamps today!

And a little tutorial too! Smiles.

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How would you like to make this noteholder?

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The quickest part is the notebook itself. You can make your own in around 15minutes tops.

The longest part (and also the fun part) is decorating it once your done!)

Here is  your quick and easy step by step.

STEP ONE:-

For this I recommend Thick Centura Pearlescent Card (or at least no less than a 300gsm for making this.)

Cut your A4 piece of card to measure 10 1/2” x 6. 1/2”.

STEP TWO:-

Now lay it lengthwise on your score board.

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You need to score lines at 4 1/2” – 5” &  5 1/2” like so:-

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And score a VERY LIGHT line (for guidance later) at 6”.

STEP THREE:-

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Turn once clockwise so that it is now in portrait (as in standing tall with the short edges top & bottom in front of you.)

Score where your cut lines will be at 2” in from the right edge and again at 4” – Between your FIRST scoreline and  your THIRD scoreline.

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Now cut where you scored.

STEP FOUR:-

Now fold your score lines and be sure to burnish them with your score tool to make them crisp.

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STEP FIVE:-

Next – add double sided sticky tape below & above where your cut out part is –  place your tape between the third (deeps score) and fourth (faint score) scores lines like shown:-

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STEP SIX:-

Remove the tape backing and  fold your third score line to the faint fourth line and press down onto the tape firmly to stick in place.

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When you open it back out it should now look like thi:-

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Okay now we need to fill it! Smiles.

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STEP ONE – INSIDE PAGES:-

First of all you need to decide how much paper you’re going to stick inside. Then you need to cut roughly a half inch to an inch smaller than your completed cover.

Then you set this aside, and take another 300gsm piece of card and cut it to measure 2” x 3”.

STEP TWO – INSIDE:-

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Score lengthways at 1/2”. 1” & 1 1/2”.

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Add double sided tape between your scores.

STEP THREE – INSIDE:-

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Burnish the two outer score lines and fold as above.

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Peel off your tape backing and stick to your pre cut sheets of paper.

STEP SEVEN – INSIDE:-

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Place double sided tape to the back of your paper pad. Stick it to the bottom of your inside cover.

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You are now ready to decorate! Smiles.

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For mine I added some gorgeous flower ribbon I have in my crafty cupboard.

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I also added this gorgeously sweet image from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

She is called Jnr Hatter Charlotte and I adore her!

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

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Skin.

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Hair.

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Tulip.

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Yellow.

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Pink.

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My paper is an old one from my Tanya Whellan Floral Pavillion Paper Pack.  And my layer card is from my Roy G Biv Core’Dinations Card Pack.

The die is my Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles.

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Of course you can cover these any way you choose.

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These are two others which I created at the same time.

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(I first posted this tutorial here a while back on my old blog.)

The challenges I would love to enter into with my notepad and pen holder are:-

1.  Digi Choosday – Punches/Dies.

2.  Papertake Weekly – Spots or Stripes.

3.  Through The Craft Room Door – Always Anything Goes.

4.  Craft Your Passion – Always Anything Goes.

5.  The Papershelter – Ribbon and/or Lace.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx