Saturday, 16 August 2014

The moon lives in the lining of your skin

Betty’s been busy in her boudoir again and there is an awesome new collection of images ready for your colouring pleasure, Betty BOOdoir, and my first card features the sexy Spirited Betty.

To make up my card I followed the sketch over at Creative Craft Cottage, I also picked up the three flowers from the inspiration photo and added them to the corner with some other bibs and bobs.  I wanted to create a night time inspired background with a hint of magic in the air so I selected some suitable papers and sprinkled on some Fran-tage.  With my embossing I am entering this in the current challenge at Creative Card Crew.  I’ve also taken up Crafting Musketeers’ challenge of 1,2,3 with my one image, two different embossing powders and three different patterned papers (I also have the three flowers and three kinds of embellishments so not sure if I’ve disqualified myself!).

My second card features the sizzling Devilish Betty.

This one follows the sketch at Cheerful Sketches and I’ve tried to keep it fairly simple as I’m actually giving this one to a male friend as a birthday card.  I’ve used my Fran-tage and embossing powders again to make the background behind Devilish Betty, along with some inking over the top.  I’ve had the Ranger embossing powder in my stash for a long time, I tend to use my Fran-tage for most embossing so it was good be able to pull this one out and finally use it.  With my embossing and stash powder I am entering this in the current challenge over at Clear It Out.  I haven’t played along at Through the Purple Haze for a while but I couldn’t resist their current optional twist of femme fatale, not when I had such a perfect image as Devilish Betty for the theme.

And just when you thought there couldn’t be any more gorgeousness in a single day at Simply B Stamps there comes along another fantastic Halloween collection, this time from the Betty Boo collection, and I am sharing Who’s Your Mummy Betty.

For this card I’ve followed the current sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, which had just a perfect element for adding some ‘bandages’ to compliment the image.  Inky Chicks had an awesome inspirational image up that really helped me decide on how to colour Betty and pointed me in the direction of my paper choices, the colours on the inspirational image matched perfectly with the G45 Steampunk Spells collection.  The colour combination also happens to be that of a friend’s football team so this will be his Halloween card this year, which is why I went light on the embellies and the feminine frippery I usually like to add to my cards.  As this is a Halloween card I am also entering it in Addicted to Stamps’ current challenge.

There are two other equally beautiful images in the Betty BOOdoir collection plus an fantastic haunted house and another three in the Betty Boo collection, so head on over to the SBS blog for all the details and check out what all the other awesome DT gals have done with the images.  You can find their blogs at the end of this post, in the side bar and on the SBS blog.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (cheeks E02)
Eyes E30, E35
Lips R24, R46, R59
Champagne & Glass BG11, Y26, Y28, 0
Devilish Betty
Eye Shadow BV20, BV23
Hair R24, R59, T4, T6, T8, 100
Outfit R24, R29, R46, R59, R89, T4, T6, T8, 100
Spirited Betty
Hair T4, T6, T8, 100
Outfit BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Who’s Your Mummy Betty
Eyes BG000, BG01, BG09
Hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Bandages Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Chalks & Powders etc
Fran-tage Embossing Enamel ~ Aged Black, Aged Silver & Chunky White
Ranger Embossing Pearl ~ Pale Gold
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Grand Decorative Ovals
Kaisercraft Sparklets ~ Ebony
Metal Spider Charm from stash
Prima Flowers ~ Luna Limitless
Prima Medley ~ Stargazer
Prima Rock Candy ~ Magic
Inks & Paints etc
Smooch ~ Pool
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Barn Door, Black Soot, Peacock Feathers, Pumice Stone & Wild Honey
VersaMagic ~ Red Magic
Authentique Abroad ~ Roam
Bazzill Dotted Swiss ~ Pirouette
Kaisercraft Cardstock ~ Liquorice
Ribbons & Trims etc
Gold Satin Ribbon from stash

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  1. Love your cards, they are awesome. Thanks for sharing them with us over at Creative Craft Cottage.

  2. Superb cards, I love all of them...
    Thank you for joining in our challenge TTPH..... Good luck x

  3. Gorgeous array of cards sweetie. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Cathy DT Member

  4. WOW! You have been very busy. Great looking cards. Love the SSW2 card, from the papers to the great coloring. Thanks for joining us this week.
    Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  5. Love them all...simply devine..and my taste too..

    Fiona DT

  6. Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!

    Marjoleine (DT)

  7. WOW you've been so busy with your amazing cards. I totally love your card you've made for SSW2. What a great image and colours, design papers and best of all that satin ribbon you've used for your embellishments which you called a Bandage. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your wonderful card with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2-DT

  8. Loving your Halloween cards ! So cute and great coloring as always !

  9. Hi Emily!! All your cards are amazing!! Great coloring and I love Betty's images!! Thanks for joining us this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

  10. Oh Emily she's stunning! What an amazing little devil! Stunning card making as always. We've missed seeing your creations at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.

    Lucy DT x

  11. WOW, you've been one busy crafter! Love your cards, such fabulous images and papers. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


  12. Awesome cards! Emily you really rock, they are fabulous!
    Thanks for joining Through the Purple Haze Challenge.


  13. woW~ these cards are all gorgeous! and threre are so many wonderful details! Awesome! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

  14. I seriously just want one of every card you make...hahaha...I love your style! Awesome work as always.

  15. Wow nice cards!!
    Thanks for joining the challenge on Cheerful Sketches and good luck.
    bye Ine

  16. Gorgeous cards :) beautiful coloring, thank you for sharing with ATSM!

  17. WOW - a trio of unique, eye-catching images brought'to life' with your fabulous colouring and attention to background details! Truly amazing creativity showcased here! Thank you for sharing at ATSM!

  18. What a wonderful project...tfs & joining us @ CIO..

  19. Beautiful cards, wonderful colour combo and images. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

  20. Holy cow! So many cards and they are ALL great! Thanks for joining in our sketch fun this week. Hope you stop by next week too!
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  21. nice card.
    Thank you for joining us at cheerful sketches.
    Greetings Geesje

  22. Awesome cards! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage!

  23. Awesome your coloring...thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!
    xxx Margreet

  24. Thanks for joining us at Crafting Musketeers challenge this month
    Marie DT


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