Monday, 16 October 2017

Fall Fun with Whisker Graphics

Hello, my friends!

I'm very happy to be sharing my first post as part of the
Whisker Graphics Design Team!

I'll be back with a new project each month created with 
the fabulous 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. 
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!

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Today I thought it would be appropriate to share a fun Fall project. 
I began with a box that I cut out using my Cricut.
Then I gathered my Whisker Graphics items and began.
I have two twines shown in the photo because I wasn't sure which one I would use.

 I ran the Plain Brown Little Bitty Bag through an embossing folder from Cuttlebug.
It embossed this sweet owl on the bag.

Next, I inked the raised embossing to make it stand out a bit more.

I stamped "Thanks So Much" onto the Metal Rimmed Circle Tag, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Then I placed the stamped Metal Rimmed Circle Tag on top of the Large Red Tag, matching the holes.
Deciding that the Red Bamboo Divine Twine was the best match, 
I cut two small pieces and threaded them through the tag holes.
I took another piece of the twine and tied a bow around these pieces. 

Now it's time to assemble it all.
I put strips of score tape on the back of the bitty bag to make sure it had secure hold.

Then I positioned it in place on the front center of the box.
The tag is tucked inside the bag, with the rimmed tag hanging outside the bag.
The large red tag is the perfect place to write a sweet message.

Here's a closer look at it all put together.

Finally, I wrapped more Red Bamboo Divine Twine around the box a few times, 
and tied another bow over the bitty bag on the front. 

There you have first Whisker Graphics project!
I think it would be a great gift for so many occasions at this time of year.
How about a hostess gift for a dinner invitation?
Or fun packaging for some cookies for the neighbors?
Or even a box of candy for the special kids that come knocking very soon?
So many ways to use these fun items!

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

Here are all the links you'll need:

Sunday, 15 October 2017

All Dressed Up Challenge #74

Hello, my friends!

Today is the beginning of a new challenge at All Dressed Up!
The challenges are always Anything Goes but you MUST use an image from All Dressed Up.
There are freebies available at the challenge blog HERE! :o)

This month I used the lovely "Love That Dress" image,
which you can find HERE.

A simple card with some coloring, die-cutting and layering! 

She's so elegant!
Here's a closer look:

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Coloring: Spectrum Noir - Markers;
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Romantic rectangles Two;
Stamp: Hampton Art Clear Sentiment Stamp;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Ribbon: Celebrate It.

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Head on over to the Challenge Blog and join the fun! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need:

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The Project Bin - New Leaf with Pumpkins!

Happy Wednesday, my friends!

Today I'm back with another project for The Project Bin

I'm sharing a new stamp set today!
This one is called "New Leaf"
and you can find it HERE.

This is such a fantastic Fall set...with 10 stamps!
I've been having so much fun with this set.

Here's my first card:

Such a crisp clear stamp!

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollection - Cardstock, MAMBI - Harvest Specialty Pack;
Die: Spellbinder Nestabilities - Decorative Curved Square;
Ink: Distress Ink- Walnut Stain,
Memento - Rich Cocoa,
Martha Stewart - Orange, Green;
Ribbon: Celebrate It;
Tool: WRMK - Precision Press.

From The Project Bin:

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If you're not familiar with The Project Bin,
they specialize in wonderful sentiment stamps.
They're clear photopolymer and stamp as crisp as can be!
Each set has multiple stamps, and 
"A Way With Words."

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I'll be back soon to share another wonderful stamp! :o)
In the meantime...

Here are all the links you'll need:

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Cards and More Shop Blog Challenge # 17 - Anything Goes with Pumpkins

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to Challenge #17 of the Cards and More Shop.

This month the Challenge is:

Anything Goes with Pumpkins

Here is what I made:

Materials Used From Cards and More Shop:

Dutch Doobadoo Card Art - Pumpkin

Dutch Doobadoo Mask - Stripes and Dots

Joy! Crafts Stamp

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Linking Up To:

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Now it's your turn!
You can make whatever you want: 
a card, a layout, art journal page, or mixed media
...anything goes!

So head over to the shop blog and link up!
You might win a prize! 
You'll also see the variety of projects that the DT created.

You'll find the linky tool here:

I look forward to seeing what you make! :o)

Saturday, 7 October 2017

New Release at All Dressed Up

Hello, my friend!

Welcome to a New Release post for All Dressed Up!
I'll be here on the 7th of each month to share a fun new image with you! :o)

Today I'm sharing a new image called "Snowy Days",
which you can find HERE.

I had it in my head to create a blue frosty card.
However, as I was coloring, the green and red just popped onto the image! 
Yet I stuck with the blue background! lol
So it's just a little sneak of what's ahead! ;o)

Here's a closer look at the image:

It's a fun Winter scene to play with!
I confess it makes me anxious for those flakes to fly! :o)

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Coloring: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Stickles: Star Dust;
Punch: Martha Stewart - Aspen Snowflake;
Bling: Crafts - Sparkle Stickers.

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Head on over to the blog to check out all the other wonderful new release images, 
and see what everyone else has created! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need:

Friday, 6 October 2017

FabScraps Wild Beauty - Happiness Card

Happy Friday, my friends!

I'm up on the FabScraps Blog today!
This is a card I made with the brand new Wild Beauty Collection!
It's another gorgeous collection of goodies!

Here is the full tutorial for you:

Happiness Card
Nancy Nickel

       For this project you will need:
·       FabScraps Wild Beauty Collection Paper Range C101 004
·       FabScraps Wild Beauty Card Kit MC101 001A – One “Happiness” Tag
·       FabScraps Wild Beauty Stickers ST101 001
·       White Card Base (6 X 6)
·       Ink of Choice (Distress Ink – Iced Spruce)
·       Decorative Border Punch (EK Success – Floral Border)
·       One Large White Brad
·       Bling
1.    Turn white card base so that fold is at top. Apply green floral sticker just below fold, centering on card.
2.    Cut a piece of C101 004 at 5 5/8” wide X 4 3/4” high. I chose my stripes to go vertically.
3.    Using a decorative border punch, punch along top and bottom edge.      I used an EK Success flower punch that matched the papers nicely. You may need to cut your paper taller to accommodate a deeper punch.
4.    Ink edges of paper, and adhere in place on card, under sticker.
5.    Add large white brad through hole on “Happiness” tag. Ink edges of tag. Add foam tape to the back of the tag. Adhere in place on the card front, positioning it at an angle, as shown in photo.
6.    Finally, add some pretty bling to the punched border. I added large green rhinestones to my border. Enjoy!

 Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day! :o)

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Gecko Galz October Feature Post

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to my Feature Post for Gecko Galz!

On the 4th of each month, I share project/s made with wonderful Gecko Galz products.
It will be posted here, on my blog, as well as over at the Gecko Galz Blog.

This month, I tried to make one more card following the theme of "Bump in the Night".
If you missed my first post, you'll find it HERE.

So here's what I have for you this time.
This is the card front.
It's gate-fold and accordion pleated, tied with a gold cord.

Here's what you find when you open it...
ACK!!! lol

Here's a closer look at the creepy clown.
He's not really creepy but I think he is as far as clowns go.
He's not nearly as friendly looking as most.
Did I mention this is a new kind of challenge for me? ;o)
I did add a sparkle bling to his nose for a little extra fright! lol

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Bling: Crafts - Mini Sparkle;
Tool: Cricut Explore Air.

Products Used From Gecko Galz:


(the Clown)

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For my next project, I didn't follow the theme at all.
I simply finished a card that I didn't get finished last month.
It's just a fun Harvest themed Scarecrow card.
Isn't he cute?

Other Materials Used:
White Cardstock Card Base;
Ink: Distress ink - Walnut Stain;
Punch: Martha Stewart - Maple Leaf Corner Punch;
Tool: Cricut Explore Air.

Products Used From Gecko Galz:


(Denim Blue Background)

(Orange/Red Background)

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Thanks so much for stopping by
and for having fun with me! :o)

Don't forget to participate in the fun October Customer Challenge!
You can read all the details HERE.

Here are all the links you'll need: