Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The Robin's Nest - Will You Be My Valentine?

Hello, my friends!
I'm back today with a new project sneak for The Robin's Nest.
You'll have to head over to the Chattering Robin's blog to see all the details.

Here's my card:

Other Materials Used:
Paper: AC - Textured Cardstock;
Punch: Martha Stewart - Heartbeat Punch;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Melon Mambo;
Stamp: Simon Says Stamp - Paper Hug Stamp.

The Robin's Nest Products Used:

Sun Shower Tear Drops

Sunkissed Tear Drops

Dew Dew Glue

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back with another sneak in a couple of weeks!

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Here are all the links for you:

Swedish House Crafts - Happy New Year's Card

Hello, my friends! 

With my first Swedish House Crafts post of 2019...I wish you all a Very Happy New Year! 

Today I'm featuring the beautiful Maja Design - Christmas Season Collection
My card was inspired by this lovely journaling card from the collection.
I began by cutting it out and inking the edges.

  I mounted it with foam tape onto the pretty polka-dot paper,
 leaving the wonderful border strip along the bottom of the paper. 
I then adhered it onto the coordinating cream colour cardstock 
before adhering it onto a white card base.

Here's a close-up look at the lovely New Year Greeting:

I added some Diamond Stickles to all the foliage in the image, 
to add some lovely sparkle. 
Finally, I added a pretty glitter ribbon bow to the top of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today! 
I'll see you again soon with another fun project!

Links to products I used:

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Rinea - A Mailbox Full of Love Letters

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new Rinea project share, using Rinea Foiled Paper!

Today I am featuring the wonderful Magical Foiled Paper Variety Pack,
along with some Silver/Gold Glossy and some Silver/Silver Starstruck Foiled Paper.

These beautiful foiled papers are just perfect for any Love themed projects!
Which is exactly what I want to share with you today!
I've created a fun Valentine Mailbox, along with three Valentine Postcards. 
 . I used a cut file from My Scrap Chick, and my Cricut Explore Air Machine to cut everything. 
Rinea Foiled Paper cuts so beautifully! 

Just don't use a new mat. 
It's better to use one that has lost some of it's stickiness. 

Here is my collection:

I started by making the mailbox using the Ebony Starstruck paper.

I did use some black cardstock to cut the intricate edge strips.

The flag was cut from the Ruby/Gold Glossy Paper,
and added in place with a mini brad.

 Then I created three postcards.
Each one is made of pretty Foiled Paper cut elements,
adhered in place on an A2 size cardstock base.

The back of each is open for writing sweet love notes.

They're each nice and flat, and easy to mail too. 

Don't they make a beautiful collection?

Other Materials Used:
Paper: Recollection - Black, Red Cardstock;
Brad: Mini - Black;
Machine: Cricut Explore Air Machine.

All Items Were Created Using a File From My Scrap Chick:

(It turns out this file is out for a little reworking but it will be back in the shop soon.)

Products Used From Rinea:

Silver/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper
Silver/Silver Starstruck Foiled Paper

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back again soon with another new project share!

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Here are all the links for you:

Monday, 14 January 2019

Taylormadecards4u - January Release of Passport to Love Kit

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to the January Release for Taylormadecards4u!
Monica makes fabulous vintage digital images, 
and wonderful passport kits.
Today is the release of the Passport to Love Kit.
There are so many fabulous projects that can be made with this kit.

I've created a tag:

Just some fun cutting, punching, inking and layering!

I crinkled up a seam binding bow to add to the top.

I added some Stickles and sequins for some pretty sparkle.

I did some layering of some border punching.
Then I fussy cut around the hearts to create a pretty bottom border.

This is a wonderful kit for creating a vintage Love themed tag!

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Border Punches: Fiskars - Scalloped Scallops, Arrows;
Punch: Martha Stewart - Heart Medallion;
Stickles: Diamond;
Stash: Seam Binding, Sequins.


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Thanks so much for stopping in today!
Make sure you head on over to the blog to see what all my 
very talented Teammates created using the same kit!

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Here are all the links for you:

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Clear Scraps - Home Decor Heart Pallet

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new project share for Clear Scraps!

With this new year I'll be sharing some projects using new products!
The shop is just FULL of great new goodies!

Today I'm featuring the Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape,
along with the I Love Us XL Script Wood Quote.

These are both fabulous wood pieces,
with endless creative possibilities!

Here's what I came up with:

Here's how I did it:

First, I used the Rose Pink Pickling Gel to stain the heart pallet.
I set it aside to dry.

I used a sponge dabber to colour the wood word piece with the Metallic Lustre.
I then set that aside to dry.

Once both pieces were dry, I adhered the words in place on the pallet. 
I used Tacky Glue to do this.

Finally, I embellished the letters with some drops of Petal Pink Liquid Pearls.

Other Materials Used:
Delta Pickling Gel - Rose Pink;
Deco Art Metallic Lustre - Black Shimmer;
Liquid Pearls - Petal Pink;
Tacky Glue.

Products from Clear Scraps:

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back with another project share very soon! :o)

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Monday, 7 January 2019

Some Cat Free Fun with Knitty Kitty Digis!

Hello, my friends!

I'm happy to be sharing a fun Guest DT project with you!
This one is for my sweet friend Annabel!
Annabel is an incredible talent!
Her colouring just leaves me in awe...every time I see it!

Annabel is the Featured Digi Artist in the January/February 2019 Issue 
of Through the Craftroom Door Magazine,
with her Knitty Kitty Digis.
I was thrilled when I was invited by Annabel to be a part of the fun!

Now, some of you may know that cats are not my favorite critter. 
Annabel knows this very well! lol 
She has a real love for all things Kitty but directed me straight to her non-kitty section. 

I just had to play with this super fun image called Balloon Chicken Set.
You can find it right HERE.

Here's my card:

I must say...that chicken just cracks me up! haha
I love her!
I created a fun scene for her, colored her up, 
and adhered her in place.

 Of course I had to come up with a sentiment that suited her.
I typed it up on my computer and printed it out.

 Adding some Glossy Accents to her eyes just made them look a little bit crazier!

Here's one final look at my finished card:

Other Materials Used:
Cardstock: Recollections, DCWV;
Die: Your Next Die - Home is Where the Heart Is;
Punch: Fiskars Grass Border Punch, Recollections Flower;
Colouring: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Sentiment: The Nickel Nook;
Other: Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls - Rouge.

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Here's some more information on Knitty Kitty Digis.
I know that many of you are Cat crazy!
You're going to want to check out the shop,
and all the other fun links!

"Knitty Kitties started life as quirky hand-knitted cats made by Annabel to sell at craft fairs. As their popularity grew, Annabel began to design digital images based on her own gang of mischievous pets. The antics of cats Georgez and Berts, along with their long-suffering doggy housemate Holly Poocherson, have inspired digital stamps for you to download, colour, and use for your own projects at home.

Join the Knitty Kitty Digis group on Facebook for membership freebies and follow knittykittydigis on Instagram for alerts on the next giveaway!

To shop the full range please take a look at the KKD Etsy shop, linked from the badgebelow.

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The January/February 2019 Magazine Issue of TTCRD
has was released on January 7th!
Here is some information for you:

Through the Craft Room Door is a bi-monthly publication, dedicated to bringing you exciting projects to inspire your card making and scrap book endeavors! In addition to articles, product reviews and kid friendly crafts, each issue introduces new or well known digi artists and their works. If you are interested in a subscription, details can be found on the website.

Every Tuesday TTCRD starts a new Anything Goes Challenge, with generous Sponsors, and lovely inspiration from the Design team and Guests.


Whisker Graphics - Valentine Project Idea and a Freebie

Hello, my friends!

I'm back to share a fun project created with products from the Whisker Graphics Shop!
I'm also over on the Whisker Graphics Blog today.
You're going to want to go over there and subscribe in the sidebar, if you haven't already done so. 
That way you won't miss all the fun shares from the rest of the DT,
and all the fun ways you can use these great products! 

I thought it was a good time to share a Valentine idea!
Here's what I created:

I used the Middy Biddy Bags in black and red, in the Casablanca design.
I also used the Red Divine Twine Bamboo.
I use this twine so much that I've lost my label along the way.

With thoughts, and projects, turning to love...
...I thought it would be fun to do something a little bit different.
I came up with a simple little crocheted heart pattern to share with you.
If you don't crochet yet, you really should! lol 
It's just too much fun not to. 
This twine is fabulous for projects like this.
I used a 4.00 mm hook (G/6 US size)

Crochet Heart Pattern
Leaving enough of a tail to tie a bow, chain 3. 
Into first chain made, work 3 dc, 3 sc, ch 1, 1 sc, ch 1, 3 sc, 3 dc. 
Ch 3, sl st into beginning spot to end off. Leave enough of a tail to tie a bow.
Now take both ends of twine and tie a bow.
Cut ends short, or leave them long.
I did one of each. 
To help it form a nice heart shape,
just give a little tug to the sc at the bottom of the heart.

I added a little black pin through my hearts.
It adds a lovely little vintage touch.
This verse is what inspired me to create the little hearts.

I inked the edges of these cards and layered them on cardstock.
Then I adhered them in place on the middy biddy bags.
I folded the top of the bag down, and adhered the heart in place.

These bags could hold a love note, a Valentine card,
or they could be stuffed full of sweet treats!

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Pins: Making Memories - Vintage Pins;

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I hope I've given you some fun ideas!
There's so many great ways to use tags, and bags and twine!

I also hope you enjoy my little freebie!
Please let me know if you try it! :o)
(A link back to my blog would be appreciated)
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Thanks for stopping by!
I'll be back again soon with another project share!

Here are all the links you'll need: