Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Challenge - Buttons or Bows

Hi, it's Elaine here with our challenge, which is the last one for November. I can't believe we are approaching December so quickly.
Anyway let's get on with this fortnights challenge which is ...

Button or Bows

Our sponsor is 

 Sponsor and Prize


with a prize of 2 Digital images of 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 to 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


Bettina - Bunny Birthday Ice Cream 

Tip: If you are missing a ribbon in the right colour, just use a white one and colour it with a marker to make it fit your project!




Brenda - Bunny Christmas Candy
Tip:  If you don't have a magnetic platform for your die cutting machine, you probably know you can use low tack tape to hold your die in the correct position.  If you don't have low tack tape, you can take regular tape (I can't bear to "waste" my washi tape) or painter's tape and press it several times against clothing or your skin the remove some of the tack.  Don't throw it away after that!  I place prepared tape on the side of my table where it is easy to grab, it can be used it over and over.


Elaine - Bunny Snowball
Tip - make the snowballs pop by making the area behind them dark and adding some glitter to highlight them.




Lisa S - Coming soon


Tip - To achieve a white border around your stamped image keep the paper in the die and stamp over the edge of the die and on to the paper. I used a holly leaf stamp.

Nope you're not seeing things there are little 60s and a big 50.
Tip: When sending this card by post make a matching box,
but use bubble wrap in the box to stop it getting squashed.

Tip:  Have a good rummage through your old sentiment stamps -this one is so old I can't remember when or where I got it, but works perfectly with this image - as crafters we often have something that can be rediscovered and reloved!




Kat


Tip:  When you go to dollar stores, check out for the great finds that can be used for all sorts of other little ways like the little pompom that served as my snowball here.  They make for very cheap and fun embellishments :)

Join us this fortnight with all your buttons or bows and remember your tips too.
Enjoy the challenge.

Winners and Top 3 for 3 or more papers challenge

Hello, it's Bettina here again today to bring you the 
winners and top picks from the last challenge which was :

3 or more papers

So, let's get started and announce the winners and top three 


Firstly, here is our lucky winner:

Congratulations honey, you've won a prize of $ 20 from




And next, onto my top picks ....

What a fabolous fold. Love the added presents and snowflakes. Gorgeous scenery

Love the vintage scenery with all the little paper pieces, hemp ribbon and flowers

Gorgeous. Love the monochrome layers, snowflakes and flowers. Gorgeous rolled flowers too.

Congratulations girls, fabulous cards all round.
:0)




And my top tipper this week is : 

TOP TIP: Using paper scraps is great way to create a background and to use up the smaller paper pieces. I have a box that I throw my scraps in and I always check it first before cutting into a new piece of paper


You've won a guest design spot with us  , 
so please send us an email to get the details.



Could our Winner and Top Tipper Please contact me
at toptiptuesday@hotmail.co.uk to claim your prize.

Also, be sure to grab your badge on our badges page at the top. 

Elaine will be back with you in half an hour with our next challenge and to announce our new DT girls, so pop back shortly ...
Catch you soon.
Bettina and the TTT teamies
xxx 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Challenge- 3 or more papers

Hello again Top Tippers. 

It's Tuesday again and time for a new challenge at Top Tip Tuesday today. 

It's Bettina here today to bring you our new challenge this fortnight.

But first we have some fabulous News!


We had some lovely entries to the DT call and we have invited 4 lovely ladies to join us! 
We are so pleased they have said yes! 
You are going to really enjoy their styles and creations.
So we would love to introduce to you our newest teamies:

Vicky

Welcome ladies we are so happy you are here!

Now on to our theme today

 3 or More Papers

Our sponsor this challenge is: 



And an awesome prize of 




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We have an awesome
Guest Tutorial from Nic
Aka Coops Cluttered Corner


Nic Coops Cluttered Corner
has done a great faux stitching tutorial




Cracking picture tutorial Nic LOVE your finished card too!

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Our Top Tipper Guest Designer


Our Design Team


Elaine



Bettina 




Brenda 

Tip: Using papers from a paper pad makes combining patterned papers super simple!




 Kat

Tip: If your sentiment is too long to fit where you want it, try cutting it up into bits!


Lisa S 

Tip: I mixed a few drops of Picked Raspberry Re-inker (Tim Holtz-Ranger) with my Liquitex Glass Beads for a custom colored heart with texture. 
 


Lorraine

Tip: When adding separate die cut letters to your project stick the bottom edge of each letter on to a strip of low tack tape to line them up before placing on your card.



Samantha
Tip: adding organza ribbon over your image can add texture and dimension but not impede the image itself.




Sue

Tip: Using papers from the same collection really helps make sure they blend in, but using neutral papers (like the word paper I have used here)is a great way to use up odds and ends!  My other tip, is to try stamping on kraft card stock using a brown ink pad, then using pens, pencils or inks to add some colour to your image


Vicky

Tip: When stamping put a mousepad under your paper to stamp.  It helps to make the stamp image much crisper and not lose any of the details.







We hope you join us.
Don't forget you can also join in with a tip.
Hugs
The Top Tip Tuesday team.
xx

Winners and Top 3 for Chevrons challenge

Hello, it's Annette here again today to bring you the 
winners and top picks from the last challenge which was :

Chevrons

So, let's get started and announce the winners and top three ...


Firstly, here is our lucky winner:

Congratulations honey, you've won a prize of $10 to :



And next, onto my top picks ....


Brenda
I love the velum you've used behind the sweet image. 
It really suits the moon theme in the image.


Colour Kitty
Fabulous colouring, lovely bright papers and a fab fold.


Lisa S
WONDERFUL basket and beautiful colouring.
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Congratulations girls, fabulous cards all round.
:0)






And my top tipper this week is : 

"As I did my fussy cut, I noticed her neck was very weak. I didn't want it to break so I glued another piece of paper onto her in the back so she could have the support she needed."

You've won a guest design spot with us Robin, 
so please send us an email to get the details.





Could our Winner and Top Tipper Please contact me
at toptiptuesday@hotmail.co.uk to claim your prize.

Also, be sure to grab your badge on our badges page at the top. 

Bettina will be back with you in half an hour with our next challenge and to announce our new DT girls, so pop back shortly ...
Catch you soon.
Annette and the TTT teamies
xxx