Sunday, 1 March 2015

Silhouette Challenges #23 'Use Iron On Transfer' Challenge

Good Morning!

It's time for another challenge over at Silhouette Challenges.
This month is  (Use Silhouette Iron on Transfer).

Boy was this a challenge for me, my transfer material was defective and it was causing me so much trouble. I have worked with the normal type of heat transfer before and never had a problem but this stuff was a real headache UNTIL I got a new piece!

I purchased a pack of the printable heat transfer from an online store and was having so many issue's with it not releasing from the backing after ironing. I wasted 4 sheets of it trying as well as 2 bags and 2 pillowcases as they had a part transferred image on them and once it is stuck you cannot get it off. I eventually contacted the seller and asked if anyone else had returned any to which they said no but they would open a pack and try it themselves. There answer was 'yes it is defective and Silhouette America advise this is due to ourselves having it stored above a radiator and in full sun light, hence it had all fused together. 

Ok so all they could do was to refund me and send me a quarter of a sheet that they knew was all right for me to work with. So not much I could do with that as no room for registration marks. I decided my best option was to edit a photo in Silhouette software and use the old way of cutting out by cutting it once on a plain piece of paper and then slotting my heat transfer into that space to cut around it.

Here is the final outcome. It is one of those bags for life which I have several of, thankfully! It actually turned out really nice but would of been even nicer if I could have done what I originally had wanted to. 

Here is a close up of the actual ironed on transfer, considering this was just a random photo from my daughter's facebook page of her and my granddaughter it looks really good.

You can it picks up the grain of the bag to create this almost canvas look and if you look closely at the top right corner you will see where it didn't come out to well and had a little extra stick to it.

Now onto the Challenge Info. 

Ch# 23 "Use Silhouette Iron on Transfer"
Begins: March 1
Ends: March 31

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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Natalie & Amy's 'Flowers' Challenge

Good morning all. 

It is the end of the month already and time for a new challenge over at Natalie & Amy's and this month it is all about 'Flowers'. I had this image brought for me a little while ago and this is the first time I am using it and I have to say it is really cute. I cut the frame and flower border from the Silhouette store and welded them together to get the desired effect. The bling is actually clear but I think it was reflecting on my t-shirt as I took the photo.

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Lidl
Designer Paper - Unsure In My Scrap's Box
Ink - Momento 'Tuxedo Black'
Gems - Crystal Rhinestone Border 'Left Overs' & Odd Ones

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Mouse - Burnt Orange, Spice, Ginger, Saffron, Champagne, Putty & Antique White
Flowers - Marsh Green, Pressed Leaf, Canary Yellow & Soft Lime

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-

My Time To Craft 'Fantasy' Challenge

Good morning and thank you for joining me, it is time for a new challenge over at My Time To Craft and this week we are looking for all things relating to 'Fantasy'. This is where I sometimes struggle as I do prefer the more real life images but I love this little dragon and therefore it was an easy make.

The adorable image called 'Little Friends' is by Elisabeth Bell and was sold by Sweetpea Stamps but has now been retired. I used just one sheet of designer paper from the Papermania Happy Days stack and the corner flourish and sentiment were from the Silhouette store.

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Paper - Papermania 'Happy Days'
Image - Sweet Pea Stamps 'Little Friends' now retired but by Elisabeth Bell
Sentiment - Create With TLC 'Freebie'
Medium - Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noir Pencils
Twine - The Hobby House
Die Cuts - Stars Flourishes Corner #68593 by Studio Illustrado & Star #17339 by Silhouette

Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noir Pencils Used:-
Greens - Olive Green, Marsh Green, Lime Green &Lme Zest + 45, 56, 57 & 58
Blues - Celestial Blue, Sky Blue & Glacier Blue + 65 & 66
Browns - Cinnamon & Tan
Yellows - Yellow

Challenges I would like to enter into:-

Friday, 27 February 2015

Elisabeth Bell's World Blog Hop

Good afternoon and welcome to Elisabeth Bell's Digi Bell's February New Release Blog Hop. Hopefully you arrived here from Linda's blog and have already been wowed by her fabulous creation but if you just happened to be passing you may want to head over to the start HERE.

Yet again we have two fabulous images to share with you and I love them both. They work so well individually and also together.

The first image is called 'Anna' and the second is called 'Puppy Surprise', both are available to buy from the Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection. Now some of you fan's may have seen these images before as they were once release in rubber format as one stamp and sold at S.C.A.C.D.

OK so for my card today I went with a different style and am not totally sure it works but hey ho it is too late to change it now lol. It is a gate fold style card, I added Anna to the front along with a charm and a little twine to hold the card closed, once the top flap is lifted you see the wording (sorry for the bad placement of twine during photographing) and then once that flap is lowered you see the puppy surprise. 

I took several photo's as it is difficult to see it all. 

This is it closed.

With the top flap lifted.

Both flaps are now open.
Card Stock - Bazzill
Image - As Above
Charm & Twine - Stash

A couple of close up's of the images themselves.

Here is the line up of all the ladies taking part.

And finally back to
The Digi Bells Blog -

Right now it is time for you to hop on over to see what Carol has created for you.

Just before you go I would like to say a big thank you to all the Digi Bell's ladies for making my time with them a pleasure. This is my last post as part of being their guest designer.

Elisabeth Bell Digi Bell's Guest DT Card

Hello and welcome to what I am sad to say will be my last post as part of Elisabeth Bell's Digi Bell's guest design team. I have had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed working along side you lovely ladies.

So I have finished my term off with this card using 'Giddyup Pony' available from Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection. It is a great image to colour and even though I paired it with Christmas backing papers I think it works. I added the sheriff border and a bit of twine to finish it off.

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Paper - Dovecraft Back To Basics Christmas 'Modern'
Image - Elisabeth Bell 'Giddyup Pony'
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Die Cut - Western Words Set 1 #29061 by Jennifer Wambach & Cowboy Border Set #61466 by Studio Illustrado
Twine - Hobby Craft
Gems - Dovecraft - Enamel Dots

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - E21, E51, E00 & E000
Hair & Horse Mane - Sleigh Bell, Mustard & Pastel Yellow
Shirt - Blue Grey 1, 2 & 3
Trousers & Hat Band - Blue Lake, Denim Blue & Caribbean Blue
Horse - Caramel, Sandstone & Champagne
Hat, Belt & Boots - Walnut, Cinnamon, Tan & March Hare
Neckerchief - Meadow Green & Pressed Leaf
Flowers & Neckerchief - Berry Red & Chilli Red
Ropes & Horse Stick - Umber, Firewood & Tawny Owl 

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-