Thursday, May 21, 2020

Lavinia World #27 ~ Sea Horse Edger Card

Hello crafting friends and welcome to challenge #27 at Lavinia World,
where the theme is always Anything Goes!



I'm loving the edger die collection from Creative Expressions. They have so many and they are lovely. They're also very easy to use,  and very versatile. These are always important things to me when I invest in dies.

So without further ado, let me show you how I created this card using the Sea Horse Edger die.


I started with a piece of teal card stock that was 6.5" wide and 10" long. I scored it at 5" making this a 5" x 6.5" (A7) card.  I placed the edger die on the front of the card and put it through the die cutting machine.



Then I created my ocean scene for the inside of the card. I began with a piece of white card stock which is  6 3/8" x 4 7/8". Next I cut a piece of nautical patterned vellum to the same size.  I stamped the various under the sea elements both on the vellum and on the white card stock behind it to give a more soft and distant look.  Looking at it now, I think that maybe I should have made the jellyfish a little darker. I will list all the supplies I used below.



Here is a closer look at the inside of the card.
I love this patterned vellum paper, by Paper Discovery. You can stamp on it beautifully, although it does take a little while to dry, and the glue you use to adhere it to the card, does not show through.



I needed a place to write my personal message, so I made this mat and adhered it to the back of the card.

It took a little while to put this card together but it was very relaxing and I enjoyed every minute of it. I think what took the longest was deciding what to stamp on the vellum and what to stamp behind the vellum :-)

As promised, here is the list of the supplies I used to make this card.

I have linked each one to the Lavinia World store for your convenience.


Sea Horse Edger die - Creative Expressions


Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed your visit and will make a project to come play along with us.  Although our theme is always Anything Goes, you do have to use physical stamps, either rubber or clear. 

 NO DIGI stamps allowed. 


The winner of the challenge will be able to proudly display our Lavinia World winner's badge on their blog, and receive a $15 gift certificate to the Lavinia World store.  Lavinia World offers the complete range of Lavinia stamps and papers.  Although Lavinia Stamps is from the UK, Lavinia World is a US based store that ships worldwide.


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Till next time,
crafty hugs, 



Friday, May 15, 2020

DRU Challenge #145 ~ Grad/Congrats!

Hello crafting friends and welcome to a new challenge at Dies R Us.

Challenge # 145 ~ Grad  / Congrats!

Unfortunately, most, if not all, graduates this year will not be able to graduate in the traditional manner, but they will still be able to receive a card from family and friends to let them know that we are thinking about them.
Here is one of the cards I made for high school graduate. The school colours are maroon, black and white, so I tried to stick to those colours as much as possible.


I used the Frame Card Stamp 4K die from Card Deco to cut my shaped card. Love these dies, so easy to use and produces a shaped card with just one pass on your die cutting machine.  Although this die is 12" long, it is only 6" wide, so it will fit in the majority of die cutting machines.  If you don't have a set of long die cutting plates, you can pass it through one time, then move your die with card stock in place and run it the other way for a second pass.
After adhering my papers down, I used the Congrats Grad die from Tutti Designs as my focal point.



I wanted a little bit of colour variation, so I die cut it out of white, maroon, silver and black card stocks.
I then fussy cut the bow and the cap out of the maroon card stock and adhered to the white. I did the same with the silver for the stars.  I used the black in it's original form and adhered that to the white a little to the top to give it a black shadow. This helped the die stand out more from the backing papers.  I also hand made a tiny tassel and attached it to the hat using a tiny brad.


On the inside, I left it pretty plain so I could add my personal message. I just added a strip of both DP's I used on the front of the card.  That was it.  It didn't take long at all to put together, but I think it came out pretty cute.

Here is a list of supplies used to make this card, each linked to the Dies R Us store for your convenience.


Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope I was able to inspire you to create a project, and  play along with us at the Dies R Us Challenges for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the 1st and 15th of each month.  Be sure to follow on Facebook and Pinterest too.

Before I go, I'd like to remind you that Dies R Us' sister store,  Didi Crafts, is now open. It has warehouses located in the USA and Canada.  It has some products that are the same as Dies R Us, but in addition, it carries international dies and other crafty supplies for a variety of crafts.  Go take a peek and be pleasantly surprised!

Till next time,
stay safe and healthy!




Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge # 207 ~ For the Ladies!

Hello crafting friends and welcome back to another fun challenge starting today at Crafty Gals Corner!  


Challenge # 207 ~ For the Ladies!

Our sponsor for this challenge is:




Moon Flower Digistamps
Prize - $10 Gift Certificate

I love all of MoonFlower's digis, but I especially love the Snowflake Princess. There's just something so feminine and royal about her ...

So, using her image, here is the card I created.



I made a centre fold card so showcase this beauty and used copic markers to colour her in.  I added a few tones of lilac and lavender to her wings to brake up all the blue.  I also added a few gems in the lilac/lavender tones to the centre of each snowflake.



Although this is not a very good photo, it shows you a little bit of the shine I added, to her wings and skirt, with a wink of stella pen. It really does look so much better in person.



 I kept the inside simple by just stamping the sentiment and adding a few small snowflakes.

List of crafty ingredients used:

Card base - Silhouette - design #39775 - Lori Whitlock
Image - Snowflake Fairy - Moon Flower Digis
Card stocks - GinaK.
Snowflakes - Joy Crafts - Winter Wishes
Snowflake borders - Cottage Cutz - Winter Frost Border
Tiny snowflakes - MS punch
Stamp - Cardz TV - Big Holiday Wishes
Gems - Recollections


Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you liked my card and feel inspired to get crafty and come play along with us.  You have until 12:00 pm, CST, on 9 June 2020, to link your card to our challenge.

Stay safe and healthy!
Hugs,




Sunday, May 10, 2020

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Lavinia World Challenge #26 ~ Rue

Hello crafting friends and welcome to challenge #26 at Lavinia World,
where the theme is always Anything Goes!


I love the Lavinia papers and have quite a collection going. So today I'm using Silence to create a tall skinny Christmas card, showcasing Rue.


I began by stamping Creeping Vine all the way at the top to give the illusion that Rue is hanging from it. You can't tell very well from the pic, but I part stamped Rue in Versafine Clair, Octurne ink and her hat in Versafine Clair Monarch ink. Next, I stamped by scene on the ground. Pipin and one of the Whimsical Hares were stamped in Versafine Clair, Acorn in.  The Fir Tree 1 was stamped using Versafine Clair, Shady Lane, on both sides of the paper, although you can only see a little piece on the right bottom corner. I thought I was done, but being one that can't leave well enough alone, I stamped the Minni Slender Mushrooms in Monarch ink and then added a few snowflakes to fill in the empty spaces.  I used Versafine Clair Blue Belle ink.  Looking back, I wished I had stamped them in white! I'll know better for next time 😀


On the inside, I stamped the Fairy Merry Christmas greeting and a few more snowflakes, all using the Blue Belle ink.  I like the way this card came out. It measures 8.5" x 4" and fits into a regular #10 envelope.
Here is the list of supplies used, each linked to the Lavinia World store, for your convenience.





Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed your visit and will make a project to come play along with us.  Although our theme is always Anything Goes, you do have to use physical stamps, either rubber or clear. 

 NO DIGI stamps allowed. 


The winner of the challenge will be able to proudly display our Lavinia World winner's badge on their blog, and receive a $15 gift certificate to the Lavinia World store.  Lavinia World offers the complete range of Lavinia stamps and papers.  Although Lavinia Stamps is from the UK, Lavinia World is a US based store that ships worldwide.

Also, please note that we are not part of any other entity or Facebook group that carries Lavinia stamps.  ONLY the cards posted to Lavinia World Challenges will be entered into the drawing for the Lavinia World prize. Also note that the gift certificates are ONLY valid at the Lavinia World store

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Till next time,
crafty hugs,