Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Use an Action Image

Hi everyone, it's Brenda again.  I'm here to host the challenge for this fortnight and it's a fun one.  I have to commend everyone on their wonderful entries from last week.  You all made it very tough!  Congratulations! 

So this week your challenge is to use an action image.  
See, fun, right?  So many things you could do!
 Our wonderful sponsor has many images perfect for this challenge.  

Zlatoena's Design is our sponsor, with a prize of 2 digital images of the winners choice.

A little bit about Zlatoena:My mom and I used to make handmade cards and that`s how everything started. I'm last year graphic design student and I have always had the passion to draw and doodle and one day someone came with the idea for digi stamps and .. 3 years since then.. I am creating digital stamps and.. The Cats Pajamas Rubber stamps are producing my designs into real stamps.. and I am as happy as can be.

Our Design Team came up with some inspiration for you...


 Using Zlatoena - Bunny Traveler Hot Air Balloon
Tip:  I decided to make this action figure into an action card.  You can create motion with tools you have on hand but there are great products out there that make this super easy.


Tip - An easy way to make your card more interesting is to make a simple easle card.

Using Zlatoena - Snowman Kunki
Tip: Try to find reason to make Christmas cards all year round this way when the rush of Christmas comes you are ready and have plenty on hand.  The Fabulous image from Zlatoena's was a great reason to create one!

Using Zlatoena - Bunny on a Space Rocket
Penny Spinner Card
TIP - When making a penny spinner card make sure that there is plenty of foam tape to support your top card layer but avoid putting foam tape too near the slot for the penny slider mechanism as it will snag on the tape and stop your image from spinning.

Coming soon.

Remember to leave  your tips for a chance to play along as our guest designer.   Just add 'tip' behind your name on the linky.

 Have fun, we look forward to seeing your creations!

Winners and Top 3 - Rubber Stamps only challenge

Winners and Top 3
 of our Rubber Stamps only challenge

We had lots of beautiful entries in this challenge. It seems you all have a passion for rubber stamps like myself. I enjoyed looking at all your entries very much. 

The random choice for the Sponsor prize is:-

#49 Carolyn
with this super cute round card and the lovely stamp
Nerdy Snowman from C.C. Designs, love the glossy accents on the glassed too.

Congratulations you have won a £10 gift voucher for Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Please email Top Tip Tuesday to claim your prize.

It was a had task to pick just 3 as I would have liked to have chosen many more.

My Top 3 are in no particular order

#2 Kari
A sweet image beautifully stamped

#67 Louise
I love how this scene fills the entire card

#130 Nanda
An adorable image, nice and crisp

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Top Tipper

Jane says

My Top tip for the challenge today is how to add rubber stamps to textured journal pages. If you try stamping directly parts of the  stamp will often will have no contact and be missing from the image. To solve this use archival ink and stamp the image on tissue paper. Roughly tear around the image, don't cut or you will just have harsh edges. You can then add the image by carefully spreading glue (I use matt medium) to the back and then apply the stamped image with a paintbrush smoothing it in place with a little more glue. It melts into the background like magic. I used this method for all the stamps I used in my pages above.

You win our Guest Designer spot this time, congrats! 

Please email - Samantha on our Top Tip Tuesday email.

Brenda will be here shortly with our next challenge.

Come and join the fun.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Rubber stamps only

Hi all, Elaine here this fortnight to host the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge.
We had lots of beautiful colour combos last time, all very inspirational.

Our Sponsor this time is Bunny Zoe's Crafts with a £10 gift voucher

We have a great challenge too - 

Use Rubber Stamps only

This is how I started making my cards about 15 years ago and I still have a passion for this technique. 

Have a look at our Designers samples for some inspiration. 

*coming soon*

Tip - Try stamping images in grey, brown or sepia to give a less harsh outline.


on a break


Tip: If you don't have a template for making little ATC (artist trading cards) just use plain old playing cards they are exactly the right size for them and it makes for a very easy and cheap template.  You can even use them as the actual background for your ATCs.

Have fun and we look forward to seeing all you fantastic entries and remember to share your tips and mark 'tip' beside your name.

Winner and top 3 of our favorite color combo challenge

Hello everyone!  What a bunch of talented Top Tippers!  It's very very hard to pick a top 3 when there are so many wonderful entries!!!!  
I did a random draw for the sponsor's prize and the winner is:
Dian Ratna
With this totally gorgeous creation.  Love the shape and the soft colors used!  The different elements are just so awesome.

Congratulations !  
You have won 3 great images  from our sponsor: 
The East Wind.  

Please email Top Tip Tuesday to claim your prize.

Now for my top three, in numerical order:

# 4 - Marilyn Webb

I totally adore the color combination that was used on this and the stamp image is so well colored!  Love it.  Marilyn also shared a fabulous tip with us that I would never have thought of!!!!  "My tip for making different doilies is to use a corner punch.  For my doily I used a MS corner punch, that co-ordinates with the border punch on the card. "  Super clever right?!?

# 17 - Jane Savage
I really love the fold for this card and the elements really do give it an Asian feel!

#37 - Sandie Gough
What a gorgeous frame!  I totally love all the elements that where used in this.  It's just stunning!  Love how the image was colored as well.

Such beautiful entries by everyone!
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Elaine, will be back soon to share our new challenge. 
I hope you can join the fun!