Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Camera Card and Mini Album - Digital Punch Art

It's always fun to join in with a challenge when I get the chance and this week I've decided to play along at Dynamic Duos.  The 'colour' palette is Crumb Cake and Basic Black with Wet Embossing as the 'Dessert Option'.

 Camera Card and Mini Album
I'm really quite excited about this project as I designed the card and album using Digital Punches from MDS (My Digital Studio).  I've seen some cute punch art cameras and thought I'd try my hand at a digital version.  The 'punches' were combined to form a template, made into a cutting file in my Silhouette Studio and cut out with a Silhouette Cameo electronic cutter.  The camera shape is based on one of the designs from the 'I Am Me' suite (DSP) - SU.  You can see what digital punches I used in the last photo in this post. 

 

 Camera Card

The sentiment is from the stamp set, Happy Day (SU) and has been embossed with white embossing powder.

Camera Mini Album


 How Did She Do That?

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you're inspired to join in with the challenge at Dynamic Duos.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

MDS e-Cut Butterfly Easel Kit to Give Away

I've been experimenting with the Beautiful Butterfly Shapes Digital Punches again. This time I made a butterfly easel card which has a double cut butterfly that opens up to reveal the gorgeous Modern Medley DSP underneath.


  
I have this mini Butterfly Easel Kit (one pre-made and two ready to assemble) as a little 'Give Away' on my Facebook Page, Addinktive Designs.  Be sure to pop over there to join in with the draw.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

What's New and Very Exciting?

Firstly, it's Tuesday and that means New Digital Downloads!  I was pretty excited to see these on offer while I was having my morning cuppa -

There are so many ideas ticking around in my head especially for the digital punches :)  I can hardly contain myself!

Secondly, there's some new SINGLE Christmas stamps on offer.  They are just so gorgeous and I'm thinking that I may actually get some Christmas stamping done this year!


Thirdly, this beautiful Butterfly Bundle is still available for another couple of weeks.  What a saving!

I don't often get really 'pumped' about the specials and new promotions but if you hadn't noticed, I'm totally ecstatic about the latest offerings and couldn't wait to share them with you.


Inspired?  Why don't you check out my on-line store for the entire range of gorgeous products from Stampin' Up! ®.  My customers receive a free tutorial with every order :)  For on-line orders please enter the September Hostess Code JH2XKTG9.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Digital Punch Art - My Favourite Technique for SUO Challenges

What's my favourite technique at the moment?  The answer would have to be designing little owl characters using digital punches from MDS (Digital Punch Art).

All week I have been playing on my laptop (after work of course) and have been designing quite a few owl cards (mostly pirates). Today I decided to cut out and assemble my little Red Indian Owl as I was anxious  to see what it looked like in real life and not just on a computer screen.  I must admit that I was pretty pleased with how it turned out. 

The challenge at SUO Challenges #79 is to "create a project using your favourite technique.  What's the technique that you use that makes you smile the most when you're working on or have completed a project?"

My owl cards certainly bring a smile to my face every time I make one.  They are a bit addictive at the moment.



SUO Challenges #79 - Your Favourite Technique
 
 Digital Punch Art


    


Project Recipe:
Card Stock:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Naturals White
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Accessories: Circle Punches - 1 1/4", 3/4", 1/2", Bone Folder, White Stampin' Chalk Marker
Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder

Stampin' Sponges


Digital Downloads -
 Owl Builder Punch
 
 Tasteful Trim

 Tags For All
(Bow Wrap for Headband)

Feathered Woodcuts

The digital downloads were turned into 'cutting files' and cut out with an electronic cutter.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I hope you have been inspired to give digital punch art a go and also to highlight your favourite technique over at SUO Challenges.

 PS:  Thank you SUO Challenges for voting me into the Top 3 -

Thursday, September 12, 2013

MDS e-Cut Pirate Owl Cards

I've seen lots of little Pirate Owls made from SU's Owl Punch and decided I would design a card using the Owl Punch digital download from MDS and my Silhouette Cameo.  I'm not sure who came up with the original idea for the head gear but I want to thank them for their amazing creativity!!  The pirate vests, however, are my own design.  I just love how these pirate owls turned out.

My new down-line came around to play in my craft room and she made the First Mate and I made the Pirate Captain.  We were both pretty pleased with the end result.  The wooden leg is made using the candle from the Cupcake Punch digital download.



Oh! the possibilities.  There are plenty more designs sitting there ready to cut out and assemble.  I can't wait until the weekend so I can share some more ideas with you.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sharnee's Owl Card/Gift Bag

I received a lot of beautiful birthday cards last week but there was one in particular that I wanted to share with you.  Isn't this cute owl card/gift bag that I received from my up-line, Sharnee Torrents, absolutely adorable? 




I love, love, love the colour combo and the cuteness factor scores a ten out of ten in my book!  Thanks, Sharnee, for the happy mail. It brought a huge smile to my dial.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Whooo Whooo Won the In Colour Owl Card Kit?

Drum roll please ...

After collating all the new 'Likers' on my Facebook page and on the post, the comments here and on Stampin' Connection, I finally have two winners - one Aussie resident who has won the following card kit and one International visitor that has won any three of my tutorials.  My son helped out with the draw as he was my 'Random Org' and had no idea why he needed to pick numbers out for me!!

 
 
So ... congratulations to Anne Sturt from Adelaide, South Australia, who has won the card kit and to Paula Reid from New Zealand who has won the tutorials. 
 
I was really pleased with the response and will be putting together more kits to give away in the near future.  The next one will be a Butterfly Easel Kit!
 
Thanks so much for popping in to say hi over the last week.  It was great to hear from you.
 
 


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

My Top Ten Blog Posts

As the millionth page view clicked by, I checked my stats to see what projects had made it into the Top Ten Blog Posts of all time.  It's not surprising to see that my humble little Butterfly Easel Card has the number one spot with nearly 43,000 views all on its own!

Number 1 - Butterfly Easel Card Tutorial


Number 2 - 7 Ideas for the Two Tags and a Tutorial

http://addinktivedesigns.blogspot.com.au/2011/09/test.html


Number 3 - Scallop Circle Easel Card Tutorial


Number 4 - Two Tags Die Easel Card Tutorial



Number 8 - Post It Note Holder with Gel Pen



Number 9 - Candy Cane Mouse


Number 10 - Reindeer Tag Easel Card


Mmmm ... six out of the ten posts feature EASEL CARDS!  No wonder I have been given the title, 'Easel Card Queen'.  I still make the occasional easel card but my latest fad is to make fun-shaped cards using digital punches imported from MDS (My Digital Studio).

Thanks so much for sharing ONE MILLION plus page views with me (11:40pm on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013, AEST)

Happy crafting,
.

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