21 September 2012

Zoe is a viking!

hello everyone!
you can make more than cards with Fiskars!......i made a viking!
Astrid from how to train your dragon to be exact.
Zoe had her book week parade today and the theme was Champions. So Zoe decided she would go as Astrid. she is a Champion in the book and the movie for helping save Toothless the dragons life.
And with anything i seem to make or create, my Fiskars tools come out in full force to help me out.
Here is a pic of Zoe's costume.
First up were her boots. To make these i took an old pair of uggs and some fur fabric, then using my Fiskars rotary trimmer cut the fur to fit the tops of her boots. And of course i used my Fiskars Cutting mat!
Next up were Zoe's shoulder pads.
P1030008 copy

To make these i used my Fiskars trimmer to cut 1 inch bits of silver card stock.When i had enough i put them all together and used my Fiskars sprung loaded hole punch and setters. They are great if you do not want to use a hammer. Then i just popped a brad though and fanned the card out. add a skull and done!
Last was Zoe's Viking skirt.
P1030010 copy
This used quite a few Fiskars tools!
I used my Fiskars trimmer and Scissors to cut the panels, then Zoe took the small circle squeeze punch and cut out a bunch of silver circles to glue on the panels. To tie all the panels together to make a skirt i grabbed my Fiskars leave it to Weaver border punch and punched the top of all the panels then thread through brown ribbon to tie it all together.
What i thought was going to be a nightmare to make was so much easier with a few Fiskars tools.
When you think of your Fiskars tools sometimes if you think outside the box you will see another 100 uses for them like i did today!
Tara :)

20 September 2012

Mad for Markers g and YG challenge

hello everyone!
todays post is a little late due to computer issues but i have for you today a cute little greeting farm image to share.
I actually coloured one of the new äs the crow fly's"images for this post but a certain cat.......yes you know its you Loki.....walked over my desk and spread all sorts of yuck over everything i was doing! ink and paw prints everywhere!!! silly silly cat! lucky it was not staz on...that would have been a BIG clean up!!!!
anyway here is my card!
to colour this card i used  the following copic markers.....

E50,42,43 for the hair
V12,15,17 for the top and beads
YG 03,06,09,g14, for the mermaid tail
R00,E11,13,RV32 for the skin

so head on over to the Mad for Markers challenge blog and have a go!

Tara :)

06 September 2012

Green challenge over at mad for markers!!!

Good morning everyone!
 i am loving this months challenge over at the Mad 4 Markers monthly challenge blog
 Green is my number 1 favorite colour.

So i thought i would get my Some Odd Girl Stamp set- Gwen in bloom and make a bright and cheery card for you today.

 I have created with this card the Gwen in bloom stamps set, which you can find Here. Then i coloured her with the following markers.....

Skin- E000,00,02,R02
Hair- Y21,E31,35
Clothes- N5,YG94,99,G12,82,85,99,
Flower- YR000,00,02,G85

i finished her off by cutting her out with a die, then layered her on my card. added some twine and a sentiment ans the card was finished.

Do not forget that there is a sale going on over at MAD 4 MARKERS with discounts off sketch and ciao copic markers. it is a great time to buy. just click on the link!!!

Do not forget to enter our monthly challenge over on the right hand side bar!!!!

Tara :)