Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Surf's Up, Santa! :-)

Hello crafting friends. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter with your loved ones. I still have a few Easter cards to share with you, but today is all about the new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!



Challenge #119 ~  Embellish It!


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I'm so ready for Summer! :-)  I've been having loads of fun creating beach scenes.
I used Surfin Santa from Dr. Digi's to create this fun Santa card.  Growing up in Durban, South Africa, we often saw "Surfin Santas".  Just surfers that would dress up in red swim shorts and wear a Santa hat and hit the surf.  I can tell you that they all came out of the water sans hat :-)
I started by using a 6.5" x 5" white Recollections card.  Then made all my die cuts and started building the scene.  I used X-press It white card stock to print Santa. I find it easier to blend with copic markers on this cardstock.  Here is the list of dies I used -
Wave - Yvonne Creations
Palm Tree - Yvonne Creations
Crab - Cottage Cutz
Seagulls - Impression Obsession
Sun and Sandcastle - used Cricut Explore
The stamps are both from Cardz TV - Gingerbread Christmas and Big Holiday Wishes

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have enjoyed your visit and will play along with us this week.   You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 25 April 2017, to link your project to the Crafty Gals Corner blog.

Till next time, happy crafting!
Hugs,





Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

Hi crafting friends.
Just stopping by today to wish you and ours a very Blessed Easter!


Crafty hugs,

Friday, April 14, 2017

Chillax Father's Day Card at Dies R Us

Hello crafting friends.  I'm back today to share a card with you that I made for my hubby for Father's Day. Since we are a "tropical beaches" loving family, I thought this card perfect for hubby.


Can't you just picture yourself sitting on this chair with one of those fru-fru tropical drinks in your hand and just Chillaxing? :-)


I started off with a white, 6.5" x 5" card base by Recollections and in small circular motions, sponged the front of the card with Memento Summer Sky ink. I always use sticky notes to tape off any sections that need to remain ink free.


Next I used the following dies to create my scene:
I also tore a piece of beige card stock to make the sand.


I cut the palm tree three times.  Once in the brown and the other two times in the green. I cut a little here and trimmed a little there so that I ended up with one palm tree trunk and two leaf crowns.  I placed foam tape on the bottom layer to add a little dimension to the scene.

While assembling my card, I felt like it needed a few extra things to make the scene complete, so I cut some cloudsbeach grass and seagulls, all from Impression Obsession Dies.  I stamped the greeting, from Cardz TV "Just Chillin" stamp set,  right onto the biggest cloud using Versafine Black Onyx Ink. 


I used an Extra Fine Sharpie to colour in the tips of the wings and tails of the seagulls. 


I have a little tip to share with you that I find very helpful when using a variety of dies.  If you're like me, you don't pack your dies as you go along, but struggle to find all the bits and pieces at the end of your project.  Well, this of course, is a recipe for disaster in that, sometimes, the little dies disappear amongst the scraps and either end up in your scraps drawers or worse, in the trash.  In order to avoid this, I got into the habit of placing my dies in a little bucket that I have on my desk.  When my project is complete and I pack everything away, I know that I don't have to worry about losing any of my dies. There are some nifty little magnetized bowls that you can buy just for this purpose, but my little bucket works just fine for me.


  On the inside of my card, I sponged the sky again in the same manner as I did the front. I cut another piece of sandy paper for the beach sand and added a seagull and a little grass to finish it all off. The stamped sentiment is a stamp from the Cardz TV "Father's Day" stamp set.

Here's a quick look at all the dies I used on this project.










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, April 12, 2017

Water Fairy Birthday Wishes at Crafty Gals Corner

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


Challenge #118 ~  Use Pastel Colours

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When I saw this gorgeous Water Fairy from Fabrika Fantasy, I knew it would be the perfect pre-coloured image to play with the new dies that I got for my birthday :-)



Crafty Ingredients:
Card base shape - Marianne Designs - Anja's Butterfly
Stamped grass border - Marianne Designs - Cattails Border Stamp
Water lilies - Marianne Designs - Tiny's Small Waterlily
Cardstocks - GinaK.
Birthday stamp - Michaels Dollar Bin
Memento Inks used for shading

So happy you came for a visit today.  I hope I have inspired you to make a project to play along with us this week.   You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 18 April 2017, to link your project to the Crafty Gals Corner blog.

Till next time, happy crafting!
Hugs,



Friday, April 7, 2017

Best Wishes at Dies R Us

Hello crafting friends.I'm so excited to be posting my first card for the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog. I hope you will come to visit us often as we have new inspiration posts for you every day. The best way not to miss on any posts is to follow the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog :-)

The card I'm sharing with you today is for a very special lady, who is turning 85 and loves the colour pink.


I started with a white, 6.5" x 5" card base from Recollections.


Next I used a Striplets die by Sue Wilson.  As you can see, this die has two parts to it, which is great because that's the only way I could achieve the look I was going for.


On a piece of white card stock, I used the inner die to make two cuts, side by side, and backed it with a piece of pink card stock.


I then used the outer die to cut out a backing piece of pink card stock and using both dies together, I cut out the white lacy part. I used Mono Liquid glue to adhere the two together.


I placed some foam tape on the back and placed it on the card, right in the middle of the two cutouts.


I made a triple loop bow out of some white tulle ribbon and attached to the centre. 


I cut out a Vivienne Butterfly from Memory Box, made it all shiny using a Wink of Stella pen and popped it on top of the bow.  I also added a few pearls for a little pizzaz.


On the inside of my card, I made another cut out with the striplet die, backed it with the same pink card stock, added a few pearls, and stamped the greeting using Versafine Onyx black ink.

Here is a quick recap of the dies I used on this project:




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, April 5, 2017

Gina Le Cat Witch at Crafty Gals Corner

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


Challenge #117 ~  3+ Layers

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Using Gina Le Cat Witch from MoonFlower Digi's, I created this Halloween card. It's never too soon to work on your Halloween stash :-)



Crafty Ingredients
Card base ~  Recollections - 5.5" x 5.5" 
Card stocks ~ Recollections
Mat die ~ Marianne Designs - Anja's Circle
Broom and Bats  dies ~ Cottage Cuts
Sprig Flourish die ~ Spellbinders
Halloween Town Border die ~ Impression Obsession
Stamped Sentiment ~ Michaels Dollar Bin
Flowers ~ Recollections

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope I have inspired you to make a project to play along with us this week.   You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 11 April 2017, to link your project to the Crafty Gals Corner blog.

Till next time, happy crafting!
Hugs,

Sunday, April 2, 2017

I'm super excited with the news I have to share with you.
As of today, I'm a new member of the Dies R Us design team!
** Doing a Happy Dance**



Dies R Us are a family operated business specializing in cutting dies. They carry most brands available in the marketplace and are continuously adding new products to offer you the latest and greatest :-)


For your convenience, I have listed all the links below:


I will be back at the end of the week with my first post as a member of this awesome team!

Till then crafting friends,
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,