Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Deanne's Challenge #5 Closeup

Hi everyone! Deanne here with my card!

Aw Phooey!

I love this cute digi!!! I colored it with Copics and added a sweet little piece of flowery paper for her dress. There's glitter of the cloud and lightening flash.And the raindrops are covered in Glossy Accent. The sentiment is from Create with TLC. I added some brads.The card is pretty much CAS but I like it that way :O)

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Susan's Challenge #5 Close Up

Good morning everyone!! Today I'm going to share the details of my Challenge #5 Card:

For this one I used  Rang Climbing, which you can find at The East Wind Etsy Shop. I love these kitty images :)  I kept the card all black and white. I popped two of the small kitties and then the larger one as well. I added the white Candi at the bottom. I also added two gems on the side of the sentiment. The sentiment was created on my pc. No coloring on this one.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Donna's Humour Project

Here's my take on challenge #5- Humour.  I've made a center step card and used the fabulous 'Lucy Loo' Chilling at Home. I sat her on my new Sizzix chair die and embossing folder combo which I've cut out of Core'dinations CS and sanded. The sentiments are computer generated and cut with my new Spellbinders Labels 28.

Lucy is colored with Copics and I've added a crown brad to her head to match all the other royal references.  Thanks for the wonderful entries so far, but there's not much time left to enter our Humour Challenge so if you haven't, you better get crackin' or you'll miss out.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Crafting Vicky - Humour challenge project

Hello everyone!  I'm here to share with you a card that I did for the new challenge over at The East Wind Challenge.  Our challenge for you this time is Humour!  So it's time to share with us your twisted sense of humour or sarcasm or just plain funny :)

I used the great image Lucy Loo Heart Lips for my card and paired it with a sentiment from Ginger house.  I thought it was perfect for this and pretty humorous.

I used some paper from Rockstar stack by DCWV.  I added some chipboard from DCWV.  I added some Robin's nest dew drops.  I added a skull brad from eyelet outlet.  I also added another skull from my stash... yeah... I have a few lol

Here's a closer look at the digi that I colored with my copics.  I don't know why but she calls for me to use lots of pink in her hair!!!

Isn't she just fabulous?!  I really adore Lucy Loo she has such a great attitude to create edgier cards!!!

Hope you have liked this little card and you will be inspired to play with us!!!!!

Have a great crafting day!!!


Crafting Vicky

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Challenge #5 Use Humour - Maureen's DT Project

Hi there fellow The East Wind Fans! We have a fabulous challenge on the go and would love for you to show us your sense of humour in your creation this fortnight - you can enter here!

Here is the card that I made using the fabulous Lucy Loo 'Love Me' image. I have to explain a bit about the sentiment! I live in Scotland and one of our most iconic drinks is 'Irn Bru' and they like to push the boundaries with their advertising. A few years ago the slogan 'Cheer Up Goth, Have an Irn Bru' was used and I wanted to do my take on it! 
I have hand written the sentiment due to a lack of time but I think it works! I have coloured Lucy with Promarkers and used some blue papers from my stash to match.
The card is finished with some black organza ribbon and black card candi.

I am looking forward to seeing your sense of humour shine through on your creations for this challenge! Go on, make us laugh! 
Mo xxx

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Challenge #5 Humour - Wiola's DT project

Here's my card for the humour challenge.

I made fun of the cliché to follow your dreams. The text is written with the Garden font and reads: "Follow your dreams... except for that one where you go to work naked/where you are being chased by black hairy spiders/where you are being trapped in a tiny box." You have dreams at night too, and many of those you probably shouldn't follow. Lol. 

You can find the angel stamp that I've used here in the East Wind shop.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Bettina's humour project

We have a fun challenge over at The East Wind for this round. Create something with a sense of humour in it. This can be shared in our challenge post over here. My image is called Ghetto Fabolous Ashley signature pose and is coloured with my belowed promarkers. Here she is:

and a little closing in on the image: 

I've used my Go Kreate dies for the shape and some design papers from a Norwegian paper company. My other diecuts are from La La Land,(crown) Marianne Design(oval shape) and Memory box (notes). I've used a sentiment from TLC and some gems from stash. Hope you have a fab saturday. 

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Friday Newbie "Plant a Tree"

I have new art "Plant a tree"

Just want to share a part of one of my fav. book, Little prince

"Just that," said the fox. "To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you, I am nothing more than a fox like a hu ndred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world..."

click picture to get this image 


THE EAST WIND April 15th- Humour Jackie

What a fun challenge at THE EAST WIND this time, it's Create something humourous!! See told you it was fun! What will you create?/ Please do share HERE, we love to see your work. RECIPE Image called Lucy Loo' Bad Bunny, coloured with Copics Dp is K & Co EK Success border punch Sizzix framelit die Found the sentiment on Google and printed up on WORD Gems from stash

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Why, yes...Art journal Spread for the Humour Challenge

Hello everyone! It's Bonnie here today with more details about my response to the new TEW challenge which  is Humour.  I decided to play in my art journal, creating a spread featuring Lucy Loo Being Lucy because I've been wanting to colour her for a while. Her fabulous attitude makes me smile. I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils giving her funky pink and yellow hair and purple lipstick. The little zipper teeth in her hair ornament were inked in with a Silver Jelly Roll pen for the shine. Lucy Loo was fussy cut, and the white edges were inked with a Black Big Brush pen. She was popped up on foam tape and set aside out of the range of my messy mixed media process.

The two journal pages were given a liberal coat of Studio 490 black embossing paste applied with a palette knife. While it was still wet, gauze pads were unfolded and then twisted or folded the long way. These were crisscrossed over the pages to mimic the look of Lucy Loo's wrappings in the image. Next, black zippers with silver metal teeth were also adhered across the pages. These are a reference to the zipper in Lucy's hair ornament. It also creates an edgy feel to the background which suits the image and the page concept.

The specimen labels and experiment log are downloads from Vectoria her stuff! I had this vision of Lucy being created or re-created in a mad scientist's lab so the labels and log fit that notion.

The log was given extra kraft paper pages behind the cover and all were machine stitched to look more like a notebook.

The sentiments came next. Why yes,... comes from Create with TLC and I imagine Lucy pausing and saying that in answer to someone's silly question. Looking for trouble and Wanna play doctor were computer generated and printed on white cardstock which was torn or cut into fishtail flags and inked with Vintage Photo. All were popped up on foam tape.

To continue with the edgy look, I added more metal bits.The safety pins which I imagine the mad scientist keeps handy for gauze emergencies, the spider bead, the star sequins, and lens all help to scatter the metal about and lend continuity to the design. The resin hand and the bug under glass further the specimen theme.

At this point, Lucy's hair was the only pink on the page which created a jarring effect. I added the two pink mulberry roses along with the checked button to repeat the flower and button in her hair decoration and bring that bit of pink to the top and right. The small metal arrow was given three small pearls before it was added to the bottom of the page, completing the visual triangle. A little doodling on the one set of sentiments, some scattered dot stamping on the paper elements, and the pages were complete. A little dark humour to start your

We would love to see your humourous projects and hope that you'll join us for TheEastWind Challenge 5. Thanks for visiting today.


Sunday, 13 April 2014

April 14th, Monday Newbie

Hi, This is me, Unky.
I am super excited to introduce New 'baby Aurora' character, 
I have been working on the sketches quiet some time and here we go, 
Here is baby version of Aurora ^^
My daughter is still sweet but when she was little (Age of 0~4), Like all moms will agree,
They are so sweet, whatever they do is just so cute ^^
Chubby Cheeks, Love dressing up, and especially the innocence.. 
'Baby Aurora' character is made with inspirations of my daughter's babyhood memory.

Click the image for shopping this image ^^

 'BABY Aurora' Flowy Dress

The Fabulous TEW Designers made inspirations for this image release! ^^
I was doing happy dancing when I saw this absolutely adorable cards with excitement. 

This one is Jackie's card, 



Challenge #4 at THE EAST WIND!

Here's my card using the cute FREEBIE offered to you all this month at The East Wind! Just sign up for the newsletter and you'll receive it!

I LOVE pink so I decided that this card would be ALL pink!!!
I colored the image using Copics and added touches of Stickles glitter on her hair bows and the heart on her bunny suit.
I used Echo Park Paper Co. papers called Pretty in Pink. The sentiment is also done using stickers.
I added staples as well.They are pink, but you can't see that very well.
Hope you like it!

Have a Happy Sunday and happy crafting this week!!!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

TEW Challenge #4 with Donna Mundinger

It's Donna posting here today with details of my card for the current Use a Sentiment Challenge.  The DT has used the adorable Aurora Easter Egg Hunt which is available FREE for signing up for the TEW newsletter.  Just look for the big  hot pink banner on the right side of the Challenge page, fill in your info and you will receive this adorable image for FREE.  And there's a new one for each month, Woohoo!

I've used my Cricut to make a "Panoramic Egg" card for this adorable image. It reminds me of the decorative hollowed out sugar eggs I had as a child with the fun scenes inside.

I printed her several times, colored her with Copics, flocked her jammies and bunny and layered her for dimension.  I've used MS punches for the grass and fence and a Cuttlebug die for the computer generated sentiment.
Stay tuned for our new Challenge on the 15th but remember, Aurora Easter Egg Hunt will be available  through April 30th.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Susan's Challenge #4 Closeup

Good morning everyone!!! Our theme is to Use A Sentiment.  Here is what I came up with using the new East Wind freebie.. isn't she gorgeous!!!  Kyra is so generous!!!

I am always so disappointed when I try to go more simple LOL  I just don't think I pull that off. But I gave it a shot. And I hate this card LOL!! I used several different ribbons, netting that you use to make a tutu that I got from the fabric store.. this one is pink. I have a lot of colors.. and how fun is that!  I added the layered flower with the pearl in the middle.. a little netting in the middle of layered flower as well. I colored the awesome image with Copic and layered just a bit of it. I layered the bunny, the basket and the ribbon around her head. The last thing was the stamped sentiment.

  • Pink Ribbon and Pajamas:  RV11, RV32, RV34
  • Blue on Pajamas and Socks: B0000, B00, B01
  • Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
  • Basket and Hair: E31, E34, E35, E37, E39
  • Eyes: YG01, YG05, YG09
  • Eggs: B34, B37, B39, Y11, Y15, Y18; YR02, YR04, YR09, YG09, YG01; R22, R32, R43, BG02, BG07; V12, V15, V17; R22, R24, R29, B24, B26
  • Bunny: R20, R21, R22, C00, C3
I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week!!!  See you again soon!! Keep posting those awesome cards!!  We love seeing them!! And hopefully my next card will be a bit better!!!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

TEW Challenge #4 April Freebie with Maureen

Hi folks!! I'm a wee bit late with this but here nonetheless! It's my first time posting in the Showroom and I have a card to share for the current Challenge #4 Use a Sentiment.

I have used a 6x6 scalloped edged card and 'Flying High' papers from Craftwork Cards, with matching deep pink card from my stash. I've added Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks to the edges. My sentiment comes from a sheet of 'Easter' themed rub-ons and I thought it was perfect with this image!

I've coloured the image using Promarkers and fussy cut her, popped her on some 3D foam for dimension. The card is finished with some Die-namics swirls with platinum Liquid Pearls.

I hope you'll join our challenge!
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Bettina's april freebie post

Hello everyone! It's Bettina here today to share a little more details about my card for the latest East Wind Challenge using Aurora Easter Egg Hunt! Remember you can subscribe to our newsletter to get the freebie of the month to work with! You can subscribe by clicking the little button on the right hand sidebar of the challenge blog if you don't get the newsletter already!!

I absolutely loved working with her and she inspired me to make a circle side step card. You can find a tutorial for that over here. I used a grand nestabilities die to make the shape for this card and picked up some leftover DP's from stash to work with. My flowers are from WOC and North Star Stamps. My lace is also from WOC and I used a Cheery lynn dies to make the background doily in purple. 

Aurora Easter Egg Hunt is coloured with both promarkers and graph it markers (the greens) and my sentiment is a freebie that I have found on my friend Annette's blog over here.

And a little closeup

Remember there is still time to join in on the challenge over here!!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Challenge # 4 - Use a sentiment with Crafting Vicky

Hello everyone!  I'm here today to share with you the little card that I made for the fabulous East wind challenge.  This time the challenge is again super easy!!!  It's to use a sentiment.  And if you use one of the great digis from TEW you can enter twice.  Since there's a freebie offered it's a cutie why wouldn't you use one?!?

So here's my little bright Easter card made with the great digi that's given out this month.

The paper for this is from Doodlebug design Inc. - Hello Spring.  I used a bright ribbon, some foam eggs from my stash.  I used my grand scallop square and my grand square from Spellbinder.

Here's a closer look at the great digi colored with my copics.  The awesome sentiment is from Create with TLC.

Hope you have liked this little card and you will be inspired to play with us!!!!!

Have a great crafting day!!!


Crafting Vicky

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Aurora Easter Egg Hunt Goes Mixed Media!

Hi everyone! It's my chance to share my DT project created for the TEW April 1 Challenge with this month's fabulous freebie, Aurora Easter Egg Hunt. if you subscribe to the newsletter, you have already received her with the April 1 edition. If not, you can subscribe by clicking the little button on the right hand sidebar of the challenge blog. I love this adorable image and she became the inspiration for my "E is for Eggs" Altered Dictionary page. Aurora was coloured with Prismacolor pencils, fussy cut with a narrow white border, and then matted with a narrow black one. I often do this when my background is busy in order to give the image more weight and allow it to contrast with the background. Aurora was popped up on foam tape to give her added dimension and let the viewer know that she is the star of the spread.

The dictionary, a thrift store find, has a two page spread for each letter (almost)...not quite finished yet. The pages are glued to the ones next to them and covered with gesso to tone down the text, give strength to the pages, and make them stand up to the many different media I throw on them. On this spread, I used watercolour crayons, gelatos, big brush pens, stencilling, and stamping. I also fussy cut some wonderful egg images from Tumble Fish Studios so that Aurora would have lovely companions. No wonder she is "eggcited"" !

The two sentiments come from Create With TLC and seem to suit the pages perfectly. A little washi tape, some doodling, and rub ons, and Aurora and I declared the pages finished :) Look at how happy she looks in her new setting.

I hope you will join in the current challenge, Use a Sentiment, on TheEastWind blog. The theme is Use a Sentiment and there are already some fabulous entries. If you stay tuned to this blog, you will see each of the DT projects... inspiration galore.You are welcome to use any image but if you use one of Unky's fabulous images from her Etsy store,you get a second chance to win because you can link once to your post and a second time to your blog.

Thanks for visiting. I hope we see you in the thumbnails!

Bonnie Irvine