Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Dragonlets and Me

Hiya folks!

Man, am I late getting this image into the

For some reason I was unable to upload my watermarked image until now, so here I am at last! LOL

Hope you guys like it, I have named it



Keep your eyes open for Friday - I am hoping to use this image for my
Delicious Doodles Challenge sample card this week.

Hugs,
Teri xxx



Friday, 24 June 2011

Say 'Aaaawwwwhhh'. . .

Hiya folks!

Been a busy old few weeks here at DD central, LOL.
What with new ventures, and kids off ill, and also the worry of finding some dosh to re-build our gable end wall, things have been rather hectic!

Some of you may be aware that I recently announced that some of my images are being made into rubber by Lynette at Sweet Pea Stamps, and that my first plate is up and ready for pre-ordering.
I'd just like to say a HUGE Thank You!! to all who have wished me well - you are the best!!

There is another announcement to be made, but that's a little while down the road just yet, and I am unable to tell :(
Don't fret though, as soon as I can I will let you know!!

Now, today sees a new theme at the
which this week is 'Cute and Cuddly'
how easy is that then folks?!!

For my (very quickly thrown together) card, I have used my 'Cute Kitty' image, coloured with the usual watercolour pencils, scanned, and then printed for layering with foam pads. I layered this onto some white linen effect card, smudged with black ink round the edges, then layered onto some red pearlescent card.


That in turn was placed on foam pads on top of some white paper with the sentiment printed on, and wrapped round with some spare ribbon from a christmas pressie. To finish off I added a few gems in the corners, and mounted onto plain red cardstock.


Right, off to finish up an image for release next Wednesday, oh, and maybe get some weeding done in the garden while the sun is out, and hopefully some washing dry. . .

Catch ya later folks!
Teri xx


Monday, 20 June 2011

Really Exciting News!!

Well, it is for me anyway! LOL

Hiya folks!

Hope you are all keeping well and have had great weekends? Mine was spent entertaining visitors that were only supposed to be staying for one night, but ended up here for three days! But enough already - on to the news. . .

My designs are being made into rubbah!!!

This is so exciting for me - I've been wanting to get some of my images done into rubber for a while now, and I finally plucked up the courage to ask about it.

Most of you will be aware of my little shop,
Delicious Doodles,
where I sell my own digi-images.
Now, I am very pleased to announce that the lovely Lynette at Sweet Pea Stamps has been granted the licence to sell some of my images as rubber stamps, and these will be available for purchase very shortly.

Wooopeeeeeee!!

Can you tell that I am over the moon about this?? LOL

I know there are quite a few people who haven't dabbled in the digi market yet, so to break into the rubbah scene is fabulous for me, and I am well chuffed to say the least!!

Just hope the peeps out there want to buy my images as rubber. I'd be gutted if no-one liked them!!

So, here is a preview of the stamps:


All the deets are on the Sweet Pea Stamps Website under 'New Items' right now - on pre-order at the mo, so why not check it out peeps!!

Hugs to all,
Teri xx

Friday, 17 June 2011

Fluttery Bits and a Tutorial

Hiya folks!

Hope you haven't missed me too much?? Been rather busy just lately and haven't had any spare time to blog sadly! Even missed making a card for last week's challenge at Delicious Doodles. But not so this week!!

I have made amends by making up this tutorial today.
A few weeks back I made a sort of easel card with two sides to it, and was asked by several peeps to do a tutorial for how I made it, so for this week's 'Things that Flutter' theme at the Delicious Doodles Challenge, I combined it with this tut!

So be warned folks - very photo heavy posting!!!! LOL


OK, so I started by printing out a few of my Small Butterfly images, in various sizes, just in black and white with no extra colouring. I also printed out my newest image, Lovey-Dovey Silhouette, and a sentiment that says 'congratulations!'. Then I gathered various bits of card, black bazzil, normal white card and some white linen effect card. I cut an A5 (210mm x 148mm) sized piece of white linen card for the base.

Then I cut a piece of normal white card into a 148mm x 296mm, folded it lengthways to make 148mm x 148mm, then folded it diagonally to get the bit you need for the easel part. I also cut a 100mm x 200mm piece and did the same to that for the smaller part of the easel. This is how both pieces looked after I did that:


Then I trimmed down the square unfolded bit and stuck some double sided tape to the trimmed edges like so:


I stuck the larger piece to the behind of the A5 sized panel on the left, and the smaller piece to the top like this:


This is how it looks with the pieces stuck on and folded:


Now for the fun bits! LOL
I cut two shapes using my shapeabilities die and smudged the edges in black ink:


With one shape I stuck it to some black bazzill and smudged silver metallic rub on over the black, and then mounted my sentiment panel onto it:


The second shape I cut into quarters, and then trimmed the sticky-outy bits to look like this:


Then I stuck these onto another piece of black bazzill, with the Lovey-Dovey Silhouette image stuck on top of that, also smudged with silver rub on:


Next I stuck the sentiment panel onto the easel part at the top, but remembered to turn it sideways so it went the right way for standing up. Did that wrong before, and it came out sideways when I stood that bit up!


To the image panel I added a strip of linen card and punched out the side with a MS 'around the page' punch, smudged with black ink again, and then mounted it onto the easel part on the left side:


And here it is, the base construction, but without any added froo-froo:


Are you still with me folks???!!! LOL

If you are, I am going to show you how I make my butterflies stand out.

I start with my fussy cut butterflies, or punched shapes for that matter


I fold by butterflies in half along the body and by both wings, like so:


Then, with the bone folded I curl the wing over it which makes it bend like this:


Do that on both sides, and ta-da! One 3d butterfly!

Anyone interested in how I make my flowers? OK, well here goes!

First I punch some shapes with my selected punches:


Then using my inks and rub ons I smudge the petal edges:


With one shape in the palm of my hand, I use the back end of the bone folder to rub the centre of the shape to get it to curl and make a basin shape


Then holding each shape by the centre, I use the bone folder again to curl the petals, like I did with the butterfly wings


For the smaller flowers shapes I use the rounded end of a pen to press the centre downwards


Then it's just a case of assembling with a bit of glue, and whatever you want to use for the centre. I have used some silver brads for this card, but I could have used a gem or a bead.


Now, to finish my card, I added all my little butterflies, the flowers, some curling ribbon, regular organza ribbon, some black swirly sticky shapes and some pearls:


And there you have it! The finished card:


Phew!!  I don't know about you, but I need more coffee!!

Hope you find this tutorial useful folks. . .

I'm off to find some challenges to enter this into now then.
Don't forget to pop by the Delicious Doodles Challenge blog and enter your flutterings!

Love and hugs,
Teri xx

Challenges:

Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey - Feathered Friends
ABC - W for Wedding
Paper Shelter - Punches and Dies
Stampavie - Butterflies
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - More than one image
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Winged Things
Polka Doodles - Pretty things with wings
Crafty Catz - More than one fold

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Stargazer

Hiya folks!

At last Payloadz has sorted themselves out and I have been able to upload a new image to the Delicious Doodles Shop - hoorah!!

This Sunday just gone saw my hubby's 40-somethingth birthday, and being an avid astronomer I thought I would do a silhouette of a guy gazing at the stars, just like him (but not in the summer here in Scotland - it doesn't get dark enough!)

And here is the result, 'Stargazer':


And here is the card I made for him using it:


I used an image of the milky way that I found on the net for a backing to the silhouette, with it in front, and an extra layer. Kept it really simple, with just a greeting and that was it! A closer version:


Well, he liked it anyway!

Hope you guys do!!

Some challenges -

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Garden/Outdoors
2 Sisters - Silhouettes

Friday, 3 June 2011

Touchy Feely Stuff

Hiya folks, how you all keeping?

Feeling a bit stressed at the mo myself. Got so much on, and a visiting Mum popping across from the sister's every other day, feel like I'm spinning in circles! Gotta get a card done for tomorrow, and Sunday and Monday, plus loads of drawing to do for my 'new venture' that I can't tell you about yet. . .

Phew! I'm taking five just to sit here and load up this post, which is my DT piece for the new theme at the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog.
This time we are after 'Texture' on your creations.

Only just finished mine up this morning, so forgive the lighting. Just for a change it wasn't grey here in 'bonny' Scotland. Yup - might even get a skirt out of the cupboard later. . . oooo-eeerr!! LOL  Methinks a barbee later too, with a few tinnies. . .


Sorry, I digress. Onto the card then, and today I have used my
Floral Watering Can image from the
Coloured as usual with my watercolour pencils, scanned and printed for layering after some fussy cutting!


Got out the embossing folders too, with a swirly one on the purple bazzil, and a dotty one on the yellow pearlescent card. Behind all that is some netting that I folded up, can hardly see it, but it's there, honest!! Added some pearls at the top, and some trim at the bottom, plus a few punched out Butterflies. The yellow card has been punched with an MS 'all around the page' punch - loops. Edged the yellow panel and the butterflies with purple peony ink.


OK gotta dash and get Sons lunch. He has lunch at home from school now, so he is away from those pratts that tease and bully. Ta-ta for now then folks!

A few challenges this fits into:

Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesday - Open (+butterflies)
Crafts and Me - Punches
Fab 'n' Funky - Whateva!
Divas by Design - Flowers
Charisma Cardz - Things that Fly


Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Lady on Chaise

Hiya folks!

A quickie from me - so, so busy! New ventures on the horizon, but can't divulge anything yet :(

Anyhowz, got a new image for you. A lovely day reclining on a Chaise Longue. I made her look kind of vintage, with a hint of Goth and Steampunk. She started off as an oriental woman, but I couldn't get the look right, so went with this instead! LOL

Here she is then, watermarked - 'Lady on Chaise':


Hope you enjoy using her peeps!

Don't forget, next week is Customer Submissions week,
so if you have any Delicious Doodles creations,
send me a piccie with your blog link and I'll pop it on

ttfn folks!
Teri xx