Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Merry & Bright at Crafty Gals Corner

Hello crafting friends. Hope you're all doing well!
Time for a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!


Challenge #124 ~ 2+ Patterned Papers!


Our sponsors this week are:

Star Stampz

Prize: 3 Digital Images



Morgan's ArtWorld
Morgan's Art World

Prize: 3 Digital Images

For my DT card today, I used a digi called Cup of Cocoa by Star Stampz, and made this card for Christmas. I enjoy watching my Christmas cards stash grow :-)




Crafty Ingredients:
Card base - Recollections card/envelope pack - 5.5" x 5.5"
Green and white card stocks - Bazzill
Image printed on X-press It card stock and coloured using Copic Markers
DP's & ribbon - all from my scraps 
Tag and tag shadow cut using Cricut Design Space
Stamped greeting - Cardz TV stamps - Tiny Tidings
Stamped sentiment - Great Impressions - Fancy Merry & Bright

Thank you so much for stopping by today.   Now it's your turn to make a project, using 2 or more patterned papers,  and come  play along with us.   You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 30 May 2017, to link your project to the Crafty Gals Corner blog.

Till next time, happy crafting!
Hugs,


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Father's Day Card at Cardz TV

Happy Friday crafting friends!
Welcome to our second challenge at Cardz TV.  The Mailbox Smiles team has lots of wonderful inspiration for you this week. 


As always, our challenge is Anything Goes.
Prize ~ A stamp set from Cardz TV.

I'm having a ball with the stitched card kits I got for Christmas and for my birthday. Thank you Marian and Tonny :-)  Here is another card I stitched, this one for Father's Day for my son to give dad.



This kit came with the card base, the image decoupage sheet as well as the matching floss.  I began by stitching the border all the way around and then worked on the flourishes. Next I fussy cut the 4 pieces of the image and pop dotted them to give the image a beautiful dimension.
I stamped the greeting on the front of the card and the sentiment on the inside of card with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  Here is a quick look a this wonderful stamp set. With Father's Day just around the corner, this is a must have in your stash!


Remember that you can view and/or purchase this and other Cardz TV stamp sets HERE.

Of course, you could win a fabulous stamp set just by playing along with us! So, what are you waiting for? Get creating and join our challenge which will run for two weeks, so you have till noon, EST on 1 June, 2017 to link your project to the Cardz TV blog.  Remember, for more inspiration, please visit the blog and take a look at the beautiful projects my very talented DT sisters made for you.  Can't wait to see all your beautiful creations!

Crafty hugs, 


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Daisies for your Birthday at CGC

Hello crafting friends. Happy Hump Day!
Time for a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!


Challenge #123 ~ Add Flowers!


Our sponsors this week are:


Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Digital Delights

Prize: $5 Gift Certificate


Prize: 3 Winners!!
1. $10 Gift Certifcate
2. 1 Digital Image
3. 1 Digital Image

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share fun & inspiration, receive freebies and special deals. See you there!

 I chose a very pretty image from 
Miss Daisy Stamps called Pretty Petals 2 and made this happy card with it. I love daisies!  They're such pretty and happy flowers, and always remind of the movie "You've Got Mail" which is in my top 10 list of movies I like :-)




Yellow is the colour of sunshine, so I thought it would go perfectly well with the daisies. The yellow polka dot paper is from a Core'dinations Pastels paperstack. The card base is from a 5.5" x 5.5" Recollections card and envelope bundle. The white and black card stocks are from GinaK. However, the image is printed on X-press It card stock because I find it easier to colour and blend with my copic markers, and trust me when I tell you that I need all the help I can get :-)

I used the Spellbinders' Circle dies for the focal mats and the Elizabeth Crafts' Daisy die for the daisy leaves. The two daisies are flowers that I had in my stash for quite a while and, to be honest, I have no idea where they came from anymore.
I printed the image a second time and fussy cut a couple of daisies to put them on the inside of the card.
The stamped greeting is from the Cardz TV "Mini Messages" stamp set.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.   Now it's your turn to make a project, add flowers,  and come  play along with us.   You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 23 May 2017, to link your project to the Crafty Gals Corner blog.


Till next time, happy crafting!
Hugs,






Sunday, May 14, 2017

Enjoy your day!

Wishing all the wonderful moms a very Happy Mother's Day!
 May it be Blessed with loads of love and joy!



Saturday, May 13, 2017

4th of July Card at DRU with Lena

Hello crafting friends and welcome back. It's my turn today to share a card at the Dies R Us Inspirational blog.  I chose to work a little ahead and made this Happy 4th of July card.


I began by cutting my card base out of cherry red card stock. This card measures 5.5" x 5.5"


Using the America Frame and the Eagle dies from Amy Designs, I made my cuts out of dark blue card stock. I took the middle cut out piece from the frame die and embossed with a Swiss Dots embossing folder. Then I took my ribbon, wrapped it around this cut out and glued the whole thing back into the middle of the die.


Next I took all the pieces that were left on the eagle die and paper pieced them back into my eagle cut. This makes for a more solid image. While getting all the little pieces, I coloured the beak yellow. I used a piece of tape on the back of the eagle to keep all the little cut outs in place.

I cut out two oval mats using the Spellbinders Large Oval dies, stacked them and used them to frame my eagle.


I kept the inside of the card pretty simple. I just stamped the greeting, using Cardz TV's All American Greetings stamp set, and added a couple of stars.

I've been asked many times how I store my cards, so here is a quick share.



Most of my cards are either 6.5" x 5" or 5.5" x 5.5". I purchase clear poly bags which are slightly bigger to accommodate the embellishments.  I always place a matching envelope together with the card in the bag. These bags allow me to see the card, keep it clean and  protected, and I always have the envelope ready to address.

 I have two of card storage boxes with dividers. I place my cards in them and put them on the shelf ready to use.  I have quite a few cards for Christmas, Female and Male birthdays.  These get stored in a different box as there are too many of them to place in these boxes.

Now for a quick recap of the dies I used:






I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 


Till next time,
Crafty hugs,









Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Make it Bling! at Crafty Gals Corner

Hello crafting friends. Hope you're all doing well!
Time for a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!


Challenge #122 ~ Make it Bling!

Our sponsor this week is:

The Paper Shelter
Prize ~ $15 Gift Certificate

I used a pre-coloured image called Penguin Friends from The Paper Shelter.
As soon as I saw this cutie, I knew I wanted to use her as the focal point of my card.  So I grabbed my hobby dots card kit, my light box and spent a couple of very relaxing hours putting it all together.



I was so lucky that I had hobby dots in just the right shades of blue and green to match my pre-coloured image.


As you can see on the above pic, all the hobby dots are really shiny. I added some poinsettias in blue to adorn the corners of the card and to mat the image. This is Powder Blue card stock from GinaK.


Here is a close up giving you a better look at the bling. I added 3 little silver metal gems to the centre of each flower, which was cut with the Holly Frame die from Spellbinders.  The little green sprigs were punched out using a MS punch.


On the inside of the card, I added another two little poinsettias and a stamped greeting from Great Impression Stamps.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.   Now it's your turn to make a project, add bling,   and come  play along with us this week.   You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 16 May 2017, to link your project to the Crafty Gals Corner blog.

Till next time, happy crafting!
Hugs,

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Anniversary Card at Dies R Us

Hello crafting friends. Today I made a wedding anniversary card for my DT post at Dies R Us.

It's a very romantic easel card. It measures approx. 5" x 5" and it folds flat for mailing.

I began making my card by cutting out the base in white card stock  I used a Marianne Designs die called Anja's Filigree Heart.  I folded a piece of card stock in half and laid the heart die a little off of the top so that the heart would not cut all the way through.  You can do this with any die you have in order to make it a shaped card.


Next, I used the same die and cut out a full shape from blue card stock to use as the background for my filigree heart.


I cut and embossed the filigree part of the heart.  While the card stock was still in the die, I used a sponge dauber to lightly ink all the embossed areas. I used Memento Summer Sky ink to do this.


Next I cut the flowers from the Star Flower Cluster die by Sue Wilson. Using a medium ball tool, I shaped the flowers to give them a little dimension.  Once this was done I adhered them together and added a little blue gem to the center of each flower. I needed a little foliage for my floral arrangement, so I cut out some and branches from the Flourishes and Branches die by Elizabeth Craft and also a sprig from the Spellbinders' Sprigs dies.  I put it all together into a small arrangement and added some more gems to the little branches.


For the inside of my card, I cut the little heart die 5 times and adhered it to each other, to make it thicker so that it will hold the front of the card when it's opened. Lastly, I stamped the Happy Anniversary greeting using the Happy Days stamp set from Cardz TV.

   Here is a quick recap of the dies I used:


Elizabeth Craft - Flourishes and Branches







Every so often, Dies R Us runs a big sale on international dies. During these times, you will find dies from companies such as Marianne Designs, Lea'bilities, and Joy Crafts amongst others. The best way to know about these fabulous sales is to subscribe to the Dies R Us Newsletter. If you scroll down to the bottom of their page, you will be able to enter your email address and be put on their mailing list.

I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 


Till next time,
Crafty hugs,