Thursday, October 27, 2011

Grrrrr Means I love You

Well here I go again making another cute  monster  lol . Got to love these monsters. First I colored my monster. Next I made the card base and layers from my new e2 cricut machine. Last but least added some ribbon from Michael's and a orange button. The sentiment is from crafty sprouts. I hope you all love my birthday monster . Thanks  for  stopping by.

Boo !!

Well it's almost Halloween again, so what else would I make but another Halloween card!
I really enjoyed making this 7"x5" card using Amanda's Digi orange Web Background and
Mrs. Frankenstein Digi.

I matted the background onto black card then went over the whole of the web with a glitter Sakura (which sadly doesn't show up in this photo) I added a web peel off in the top right hand corner then coloured over a piece of white card with various Promakers in autumn colours, punched out some small leaves then added them with glue and foam pads around the edge of the card.
The Owl image was coloured with Promarkers and postioned with foam pads as was the plastic spider and finished off the card with the "Boo" peel off!
I hope you like it!
Vince x

Card Design - Vince Ballard.
Digi Stamp and Background paper - Amanda Marks.
Image coloured with - Promarkers.
Peels offs - Hot Off The Press

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Snowy Owl

Wintery Wonderland

 For my second A.J.'s Digi Shoppe design team submission this month, I tore myself away from Amanda's adorable Halloween designs and made a Christmas card.  I think this Christmas Owl is very cute and he looks so cozy in his scarf and toque (that is winter hat, for all you non-Canadians out there.)  Find Owls here. I also used Amanda's Let it Snow/Snowflakes Freebie which is available here. 
Card Design: Dawn Taylor
Digital Stamp Design: Amanda Marks
Paper: Recollections Cardstock
           K and Company Seasonal Paper Pad (code:655713)
Cut with: Fiskars Paper Edgers (Ripple)
              Tim Holtz Tonic scissors
Colored with: Laurentien Studio Series Coloured Pencils
                      Bic Mark Its
                      Perfect Pearls Spray
Adhered with: Duck brand double sided tape
                      Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced craft glue
Misc. Supplies: Inkssentials Glossy Accents


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Monster Bash!

These super little MONSTER DIGI'S from Amanda are SO cute!
I decided to take the "Monster Bash" sign (also from Amanda's "Monster" range)  quite literally and show them after they've all have a bit of a scrap! Isn't that just what those rascally little monsters often do? Always fighting amongst themselves! Looks like none of them got off scott free!

I made a black "step Up" card and added the torn orange paper then drew in some orange shapes using an orange glitter pen. I then just added the little monsters and various coloured metal stickers.

I hope you like it!

Vince :0)x

Card Designer - Vince Ballard.
Digi Stamps - Amanda Marks.
Coloured - Digitally.
Metal Effect Stickers - Paperchase.

Too Cute To Be Scary

Well I decided to make a monster card cause well they are to darn cute so I took the plunge and made mine a girl monster with great big eyes you have miss monster lol. So I wanted her to stand out and boy does she .I made her a bow with twine and colored her with my new copics yeah which are awesome .I stickled her eyes and glossy accented them.I cut the card base from my cricut and  added some bat embellishments along with a cute bow. Love these digis Amanda has created .Great job Amanda.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monster Hair Bow Clips!!!

At last we're in October and I'm gearing up for the fall holidays not only in my household decorating and but also in my accessorizing for our wardrobes. Both of my kids are big fans of AJ's Digi Shoppe and of course they loved the new release of Monsters this month. When I saw them, I knew I wanted to play with felt again! I had Sam pick out a favorite monster--this was very difficult because really she loves them all!  She settled on the one that looks like Candy Corn.
For this project you will need:
embroidery floss
googly eyes
I sized him to about 1¾" wide. I used that for a pattern to trace onto white, yellow and orange felt. I outlined the facial features with 2ply purple embroidery floss, added the googly eyes and hot-glued him onto a small tails-down bow that I created out of a pretty plaid ribbon  I had. The bow was hot-glued onto an alligator style clip--taking care to make sure they were glued in opposite directs to be worn on opposite sides of the head. 
Sam LOVES them! I hope you also enjoy them! Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Too cute...

One of the many perks of subscribing to A.J.'s Digi Shoppe Newsletter is that you receive an exclusive free digi every month! This adorable Mummy Monster digi is the lastest free offer to subscribers.  Don't miss out on these great free digis ever again! Subscribe here. I used seasonally patterned papers to turn this cute digi into a too cute card for Halloween.
Card Design: Dawn Taylor
Digi Stamp Design: Amanda Marks
Colored with: Laurentien Studio Series coloured pencils
Paper: K and Company Seasonal Paper (card and edging)
           K and Company Kelly Panacci Specialty Paper (sentiment)
           Staples cardstock
Adhered with: Scotch Quick Dry adhesive
                      Elmer's rubber cement
                      Dollar store foam tape
Misc. Supplies: Inkssentials Glossy Accents
                        Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peeled Paint

Saturday, October 1, 2011

OWH - Christmas Blog Hop

I have had many good friends and family who have served our country.  One of my dearest friends told me while serving in Iraq one his greatest joys was getting cards from Operation Write Home (besides care packages from home) so he could send cards home.  I am happy to make cards to help our service men and women stay in touch with their families.  They miss so many milestones and if I can help a father or mother stay in touch with their children because they our serving to protect my family - making cards is the least I can do.

©2011 A.J.'s Digi Shoppe

Christmas Owl
Christmas Owl can be found in the Owl Section of A.J.'s Digi Shoppe.

Card Design: Amanda Marks
Digital Stamp: Amanda Marks

Paper: The card is blank 5 1/2" x 4" made from card stock. The background scrap is Winter Wonderland Miss. Elizabeth.  The card stock was embossed scrap paper.

Colored With: Bic Mark-it Markers and a silver Gel Pen

Adhesive: Aleene's Quick Dry Glue ans Scrapbook Adhesive Tape Runner

Other: Tim Holts Distress Ink Broken China, Cereal Box Covered in Tin Foil and Ridged Scissors