Sunday, March 17, 2019

Congrats on New Home!

Hello everyone. I'm on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today sharing the card I made for my daughter and her family using a combination of dies from Karen Burniston.





Instead of making a pictorial for you showing you how I put this card together, I have the links to Karen Burniston's tutorials.  She explains it so much better than I could :-)

So here is a quick review of the dies I used with links to the video tutorials and to the Dies R Us store for your convenience.



In addition to the top two dies, I used another couple of dies to complete the neighbourhood scene on my card.



Well, crafting friends, that is it from me for today. I hope you enjoyed your visit and that I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along with us 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 1st and 15th of every month.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook too.


Crafty hugs,


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hello crafting friends.
We have another fun challenge for  you at Crafty Gals Corner starting today.


Challenge # 187 ~ Add a Shamrock/Clover

Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are:


Prize ~ $12 Gift Certificate






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Prize ~ 1 Digital image (non colored)

For St. Patrick's Day, I made this Teepee card using lots of 4-leaf clovers, and the cutest lil elephant called Edward from Bugaboo.  Isn't he adorable?



The green card stock is from The Paper Studio.
The card design is from the Silhouette store, #75649.


A pic from the back of the card.
The patterned paper is from my scraps drawers.


When you untie the ribbon, you can write your message on the inside.


And it folds flat for mailing without any bulk.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope I was able to inspire you to come play along with us.  You have till 12:00 pm CST on 26 March 2019, to link your card to our challenge.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting!








Monday, March 11, 2019

Happy 23rd Birthday!

My baby boy is 23 years old today!  So proud of the young man he has grown up to be.  One of his favourite pastimes is to play D&D with his buddies.  Such a group of great young couples that meet every Friday and play board games or D&D or go out together. As it turns out, he is normally nominated to be the Dungeon Master, so with that in mind I made this twist pop up card for him using a Silhouette design.
The images were all found on Google and/or Pinterest.




He loved it! So mission accomplished 😊

I'll be back on Wednesday with a brand new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.
Till then ... Happy Crafting!


Thursday, February 28, 2019

March Challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round

Hello and welcome back friends!!!
To help start your crafty month on a good note, we have a fun challenge
at Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round hosted by the Gingerbread Gals.

March Challenge ~ Mistletoe / Kisses / Love
Prize ~  please visit the CCAYR blog


What could be more perfect that Mickey and Minnie's love.
 It has definitely stood the test of time :-) and it's extra special at Christmas time.
I think this shaker card is going to find its way to a very special granddaughter in December :-)


A close up of the little silver and translucent stars I used for the shaker elements.


Crafty Ingredients:
Card base - Bazzill
Card design - Silhouette - #108550
Pink card stock - GinaK.
Acetate - Recollections
Scalloped Pin Point Circle die - Memory Box
Embossing folder - Let it Snow - Embossalicious
Gems - Recollections
Wood grain pattern on base - MFT background stamp 
Shaker stars - Recollections
Greeting - Cards TV stamp - Big Holiday Wishes

Now it's your turn to join in the fun.
You have till the end of the month to link your project to our challenge.
Looking forward to seeing your festive creations.

Till next time, happy crafting!

Hugs,


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tag, you're it! :-)

Hello crafting friends.
We have another fun challenge for  you at Crafty Gals Corner starting today.


Challenge # 186 ~ Tag, you're it!
(Use a tag on your project)

Our wonderful sponsors this challenge are:

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Using various tags from Decosse's Dynamite DoodlesTag Grab 1 - Cotton Candy Collection, I made a few tags for my stash.  I'm always short of tags when it comes to Christmas, so this year I plan to work on them all year 'round :-)  First let me begin by showing you all the lovely tags that come in this set:


And now for my projects:
The first tag I made has a very pretty sky blue and white chevron background pattern.
I added a couple of layers of snow (white card stock, hand ripped and put through a crimper), a winter tree and a deer.  On the back, I kept it very simple by just stamping the To and From words.  I printed all tags on Neenah Solar white cards stock and they came out beautifully and sharp!


Next I used another light blue tag, but this one has very soft music notes on the background and a wavy band of music notes on the bottom.  This reminded me of angels' songs, so I grabbed an angel image and they all came together very quickly.  I used foam dots to adhere the angel to the tag for a little dimension.


And lastly, I made a few birthday gift tags that can also be used for other occasions.


Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope I was able to inspire you to come play along with us.
You have till 12:00 pm CST on 12 March 2019, to link your card to our challenge.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting!



Monday, February 25, 2019

Happy 65th Birthday!

Hello friends. So happy you could stop by.

I have a birthday card to share with you today. One that I made for a very dear friend who will be celebrating her 65th birthday soon.


The 3D flower box is from Hearty Crafts - 3D toppers.
Using the main colours of the image, I stitched this lovely pattern to finish off the card.
 The colours and not ones that I would normally use together, but I love the way it came out.


On the inside I used the same corner punch to continue the pattern from the front of the card. Using a stamp from Great Impressions Stamps, I stamped this birthday sentiment using Onyx Black Versafine ink.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my card.
Till next time,
Crafty hugs!


Sunday, February 24, 2019

Same Die, Different Occasions :-)

Hello crafting friends and welcome back.  It's my turn to share a project on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today, so I have a few cards using the same die but for different occasions.  I love background dies, they're so versatile and so easy to use.  Let's take a look ... (scroll down for the other cards)



I made this card thinking of Mother's Day, but it can be used for a Birthday, a Thank You, or even a Sympathy card.  The background die I'm using is the Floral Oval by Jeanine's Art's Vintage Flowers collection.  I added a layered tulip image to the centre, a few gems and it was done. Didn't take me more than 15 minutes to put together this side folding 5.25" x 5.25" card.



I have a special person in mid for this card. She's a very tropical and fun loving person, so this bright and cheerful card is going to make it's way to her to wish her a very Happy Birthday :-) The flamingo image is from a Tropical Birds cutting sheet by Marianne Designs.  Again I added some gems and another card done in under 15 minutes :-)


Like I mentioned above, background dies are great for any occasion at any time of the year.  This time I used this Floral Oval die to make a Christmas card. I also cut out a few poinsettias from the Holy Frame die set by Spellbinders. A few gems and voila, another card done :-)




For my last card, I added a rose from Build a Rose die set by Marianne Designs, a few gems and a little stitching.  I love this rose die because you can shade it in any colour you want and it always looks pretty.  For this card I used the Memento London Fog ink for the rose and the Memento Cottage Ivy for the leaves. 



It is better to do any sponging and shading while the die cut is still in the die. It gives your shading a sharper look. For smaller details such as the veins on the leaves, I normally a small makeup applicator to get the ink into the little spaces.

I know that I've mentioned this before, but for anyone who is visiting us for the first time, every now and then 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 among others. The best way to know about these fabulous sales is to subscribe to the Dies R Us Newsletter.  When you go to the store's home page,  scroll down to the bottom.  There you will find a box where you can enter your email address and be put on their mailing list.

In case you want to try your hand at stitching the triangles, I've included a little diagram with instructions that should help you :-)

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Well, crafting friends, that is it from me for today. I hope you enjoyed your visit and that I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along with us 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 1st and 15th of every month.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook too.


Till next time,
Crafty hugs,

Friday, February 22, 2019

Family Valentines

I have the last few Valentine Day's cards to share with you today.

This is the card I made for hubby.


I knew the moment I saw this pattern that I wanted to use it to make a card for hubby.  It has hearts but no florals so I thought it perfect for my hubby.  I used Christmas Red and Silver embroidery thread. Cupid was cut 3 times, using  Silhouette design #118808, for extra dimension.  It's backed by a silver shadow. 


For the inside, I used the letters from Silhouette design #285996 and added a little message mat.

For my mom, I thought this card was perfect, since she lives miles and miles away, all the way in Portugal.
I even found the perfect patterned paper :-)


Red card stock - GinaK.
Patterned paper - Silhouette #176083
Card design - Silhouette #54747


On the inside, I used a strip of the envelopes patterned paper and the words that come with the card design. I added a few hearts to make it extra special :-)

Last, but not least, here is a card I made for a very special friend.


White card stock is from Bazzill.
Pink card stock is from GinaK.
Image is a left over piece from a previous project.
This card was based on Silhouette design #76083, but as you can see, I modified it to suit my focal point and I must admit, I impressed myself that I could do it :-)  I normally stick to the original designs, maybe just change a few things around, but this one, gave me a bit of grey hairs :-)

Well, this brings me to the end of my Valentine 2019 cards. Now onto the Easter ones :-)
Love card making! It never stops.  There is always an occasion just perfect to send a card.
Problem is ... my scrapbooking is running about 12 years behind! Yikes!!!

Crafting hugs,