Follow this blog with bloglovin

Follow on Bloglovin


Please respect my

All work exhibited here is my own design, unless otherwise stated, in which case I shall have credited the original author of that work. I am thrilled to be able to share my designs with you but would appreciate that you respect that these are my designs and do not copy and place them anywhere else online or use them for your own personal gain in any way.

Google Website Translator Gadget

Monday 25 October 2010

CCM Spotlight – Digital Plus

32 Digiplus WM
I have had a very frustrating time trying to get my Crafty Cardmakers’ Spotlight done for this week. I had in mind what I fancied doing, as Halloween is on Sunday,  but lacked the materials to do so. I ordered myself some printable inkjet shrink plastic from Crafty Computer Paper, but it didn’t arrive and it didn’t arrive. Eventually I telephoned them, but after they told me they had posted it a few days before and no sign of it they very kindly helped me out by mailing it out via courier to me at no extra cost so that I could get my Spotlight project finished and blogged on time. Big thanks go to them from me….. Big whinge to Royal Mail as the original parcel still hasn’t turned up! Do you think my Postie might be a secret crafter? Have to say, by the way, that this is the nicest shrink plastic I have ever used. There was no hint of it getting tangled on itself, like I have found quite a lot do, and it gave me a finished product I was really pleased with. It dried beautifully and was easy to trim out too.

To add insult to injury my printer decided that last week was a good week to have it’s swansong and to start spitting out great big blobs of black ink over everything I printed, which made getting a decent digital image out so that I could even colour it a ruddy nightmare. Thank you printer for conspiring against me!

Anyhow enough of my moaning. Onto the project. So this fortnight we are concentrating on doing something extra with your digital images, other than just printing and colouring. Paper piecing, merging with other digis, merging with normal rubber, making your own digital backgrounds, adding text, or in my case creating jewellery from digis. The possibilities are endless, which is why digi stamps are so popular these days. We are by the way sponsored for this spotlight by Stitchy Bear Stamps, just click on the teddy logo below to visit their site. They have very kindly offered a choice of 5 of their digital stamps, and boy do they ever have a huge range to choose from.
We are also sponsored by our very own, and very talented Eiglas, who has offered up 3 digis from her range which can be found here.

Goodness me I just realised why my teamies call me Lil Miss Chatterbox, I have been prattling on for 3/4 of a page and not gotten down to the nitty gritty yet. Soooooo without further boring you to sleep or before you switch off, my project.

So I printed out 4 digis from Just Inklined and then coloured them in with various DIs. The following pictures are after I scanned them back into my pc. Bat1 bub1 coffin1 pumpkin1 I then copied them and pasted them enough times to print out on one sheet of shrink plastic, but before doing so I lightened them as shrink plastic will deepen your colours as it shrinks. I flipped the image of Bub on one of the copy and pastes so that the earrings would be opposite and look like a pair rather than two left earrings.

Having waited, as instructed, for the sheet to dry I then trimmed them out,  remembering to punch a hole for attaching them, (here is Bub  ready to shrink) Bub Pre-shrunk1and shrunk them with my heat gun, before turning the finished items into jewellery.

The finished ensemble:-
 Ensemble1Close up of the earrings.   Earrings1Close up of the bracelet
I decided to make a little card to go with the jewellery as they are a present for my great niece for wearing on Halloween night.

For this I downloaded a colouring page and removed a few of the elements as it was already quite busy, and then using the merge technique in Paint I merged the precoloured digis into the background and printed it out again. This time I coloured the other areas with promarkers, and finished off with some DI for the sky. I made it up into a card with a lovely halloween themed page I downloaded free from Bearly Mine Designs, with all halloween text on it.

I am entering this into the following challenges:-
Creative Inspirations – Halloween
A Spoon Full of Sugar – Boo
My Time to Craft – Ghosties and Ghoulies and  Long Legged Beasties
Creative Inspirations Wednesdays Challenge Blog – Spooky
Stampin’ For The Weekend – Halloween/Fall
By The Cute and Girly – spooky
Stamp Something – October Digi Day

I enjoyed this immensely, once I had all the hastle out of the way, lol

Don’t forget to check out the CCM blog for more inspirations and indeed to enter into the fun and the chance to win some digis.
Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. Holy Smokes Wow, wow, wow! What can I say...yes .little miss chatterbox you lived up to your name for sure this time. Also, you lived up to what a Crafty Cardmaker truly is! How inspirational. I am gonna have to get some of that shrink plastic stuffs, this is soooooo cool! I love the set.......I wish I was this creative. And my suggestion about the printer....out the window with it! lol

  2. Love it - such a great idea! Lisa x

  3. Where do I start!!! This is just fabulous. Shrink Plastic printer paper - a definite NEED! That jewellery is just so much fun and the card is great. When can I come round for some digi merging lesson??? xx

  4. Super spooky card, great projects. Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft this week.

    Pat xx

  5. Oh Lin
    WOW WOW WOW Just does not cover it!! This is amazing! Your so so talented petal! A great card a gift!
    Hugs Melly xx
    Ps The paper I used to stamp on is just some i picked up in the papermill! Has lines running along it! xxx

  6. Wow they are brilliant I so want those earing and thanks for letting me know about the shrink plastic.

  7. You already know that I about pissed myself when I saw this (sorry but seriously, this is beyond great), so all I can say is thanks for your terrific Halloween creation and for inspiring us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight!!

  8. Love this project! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

  9. Fab card & jewellery - she'll absolutely adore it!
    Super project as always Hunni!

  10. And i thought i talked a lot, ROFLMAO!!!! just kidding mate.........what fun these are, i especially like the earrings, what fun! hugs vick xx

  11. What amazing work. Your jewelry set is gorgeous! Beautiful matching card!

  12. Great projects! You put an incredible amount of work into them and they are making me feel Halloweeeny already.
    Thank you for entering the BTC&G spooky challenge.

  13. What a fabulous idea to make shrink plastic jewellery. Completely unique gift from a very talented lady xxx

  14. Absolutely jaw drop awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! This really is a work of art sweetie! There's so much to it, its fantastic Lin well done xxx


Thank you for leaving a comment. I enjoy reading each and every one and appreciate that you took the time to leave one. If you have a particular question you can always click the 'email me' link in the sidebar. Lin


Related Posts with Thumbnails