Friday, 19 January 2018

Fun with FabScraps - Charms of Spring Layout

Hello and happy Friday, my friends!

I have a fun new FabScaps layout to share with you today!

I used the gorgeous Charms of Spring Collection to showcase these Winter photos.
Every year, our yard is filled with hundreds and hundreds of these beautiful Cedar Waxwings.
It's an incredible thing to see...and hear!
This FabScraps collection was perfect to showcase the photos.

I have lots of photos to share, followed by the tutorial.









Charms of Spring Collection
It’s Raining Birds Layout


For this project you will need:

·         FabScraps Charms of Spring Collection Paper Range C97 001
·         FabScraps Chipboard Pieces DC97 006, 007
·         FabScraps Bird in Tree Stencil DS 073
·         FabScraps Charms of Spring Card Kit MC97 001A
1 – 6” X 6” paper, 1 – tag, 2 – bird die-cuts
·         Coordinating Pink Cardstock
·         Pink Ink (Smooch Accent Ink – Taffy)
·         Flower Die of Choice (Spellbinders Jewel Flowers and Flourishes Die)
·         Chipboard Letters - 1” tall
·         Pink Glitter

Instructions:

1.    Gather Chipboard pieces: DC97 006, 007, and chipboard title letters. Using ink of choice, ink all pieces. I used a makeup sponge to apply Smooch Accent Ink. It has a beautiful shimmer to it. Set aside to dry. Note: I used this same sponge and ink for all further inking in this project.
2.    Cut C97 001 down to 11” square. Distress edges of paper with both distressing tool and ink. Adhere to center of 12” pink cardstock.
3.    Using DS 073 Stencil, and same makeup sponge, stencil image as shown in photo. The bird and leaves are over on the right, then leaves in each of the corners.
4.    Cut a piece of pink cardstock 6” wide X 7” tall. Distress edges with tool and ink. Adhere to center of page, approximately 2 ½ “ from bottom edge. Postion photos on this cardstock.
5.    Die-cut flowers from white side of 6” X 6” paper from MC97 001A. Ink edges and center. Add glue to the center and sprinkle with glitter. Set aside to dry.
6.    Using white side of tag from MC97 001A, add journaling. Adhere in place, as shown in photo.
7.    Using white side of two bird die-cuts from MC97 001A, ink with pink ink.
8.    Finally, once everything is dry, assemble as shown in the photo. The chipboard title is adhered across the top of the page. The DC97 006 chipboard is centered on the left side, and the DC97 007 chipboard is centered on the bottom. The flowers are positioned in place over the stenciled leaves. The die-cut birds are positioned over the photos. Enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back again soon!

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Don't forget to head on over to the FabScraps Blog,


There's lots of gorgeous inspiration to see!

Monday, 15 January 2018

All Dressed Up - Challenge #77

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 fun "Little Birdie" Image,
which you can find HERE.

I know I've used this little Sweetie before...but I love her! 

Just some simple colouring and layering,
that's all that was needed for this one!



To finish it off, I added a pretty yellow bow, 
and some random yellow pearl dots!


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Coloring: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Scalloped Circles (Lg),
WRMK - Nested Circles;
Bling: Liquid Pearls - Buttercup;
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:




Friday, 12 January 2018

Fun With FabScraps - Wild Beauty Collection

Hello, my friends!

I have some fun new FabScaps Projects to share with you today!

Today I have two projects using the gorgeous C101 Wild Beauty Collection.

First up is an Art Journal page. 
Again, as with all my FabScraps posts, I'll share the pictures,
followed by the written tutorial. 

Here's the finished page:






Here's the Tutorial:


WILD BEAUTY COLLECTION
Peacock Art Journal Page
Nancy Nickel

For this project you will need:
·       FabScraps Wild Beauty Collection Paper Range C101 006
·       FabScraps Wild Beauty Card Kit MC101 001A – One Pink Peacock Page
·       FabScraps Wild Beauty Stickers ST101 001
·       FabScraps Stencil C101 DS081
·       Art Journal of Choice (Dylusions Square Creative Journal in Black)
·       Ink of Choice in Pink and Purple (Distress Oxide Ink is best on black)
·       Gel Pens – Pink and Purple 
·       Stickles – Star Dust 

Instructions:
1.    On left side page, ink stencil using medium of choice, as shown in photo.
2.    From C101 006, tear (or cut) around large pink peacock image, and small purple peacock image. Also, tear the peacock image from the 6 X 6 peacock page from the Card Kit. I prefer to tear these over cutting them, as it leaves a nice soft edge when adhered to the journal.
3.    Now adhere all the peacocks in place, as shown in the photo. Score the images where they sit in the crease of the journal.
4.    Using gel pens, apply stitch marks around the peacocks. Do any other doodling you choose.
5.    Take the ticket stickers from the ST101 001 Sticker Sheet, and apply them to white cardstock. Trim out leaving a narrow white border. Apply in place, as shown in photo.

6.    Apply Stickles to the images, as shown in the photo. Enjoy!

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For my second share today, I have a tag:







Here's how you make it:


WILD BEAUTY COLLECTION
Make Your Dreams Happen Tag
Nancy Nickel

For this project you will need:
·       FabScraps Wild Beauty Collection Paper Range C101 007, 008
·       FabScraps Wild Beauty Stickers ST101 001
·       FabScraps Wild Beauty Chipboard DC101 004
·       Coral Cardstock – to match colour of Flamingo in paper
·       Punches – Decorative Border Punch (EK Success – Arches)
·                        Foliage Punch (Martha Stewart – Branch)
·       Die – Flamingo (Recollections)
·       Colouring Medium – Black (Enamel Accents)
·       Other: Black eyelet, Black flat back pearls, ribbon to match.

Instructions:
1.    Cut tag base from coral cardstock – 4 ¼” X 8 ½”.
2.    Cut C101 008 in tag shape – 4” X 8 ¼”. Distress edges. Border punch bottom edge.
3.    Adhere strip of ribbon 2” from bottom of tag front. Wrap ribbon to back and secure in place. Adhere tag front to tag base. Set aside.
4.    Take chipboard piece and colour black using medium of choice. I wanted a bit of shine, so I used black enamel accents to colour mine. Set aside to dry.
5.    Fussy cut some flowers from C101 007. Punch foliage from scraps.
6.    Choose a sentiment ticket from Sticker Sheet ST101 001. Adhere ticket sticker to a scrap of white cardstock. Trim out leaving a small white border.
7.    If you have a flamingo die, cut one out of coral cardstock. Alternatively, you could fussy cut a flamingo from the paper.
8.    Place large black eyelet in top center of tag. Place piece of ribbon through eyelet. Taking one final piece of ribbon, tie a small bow.
9.    Assemble all pieces and adhere in place on tag, referring to photo. Enjoy!
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Don't forget to head on over to the FabScraps Blog,

There's lots of gorgeous inspiration to see!

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Cards and More Shop Blog - Challenge #20 - Top 3 of 2017

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a new Challenge of the Cards and More Shop.

For the first Challenge of 2018 we are doing something a little bit different!


We want to see your Top 3 projects of 2017!
Isn't that fun?

For this Challenge the DT are sharing their most popular DT projects from the past year.

These are mine:


Details on this card HERE.


Details on this card HERE.


Details on this card HERE.

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Now it's your turn!
What were your most popular projects?

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:


Saturday, 6 January 2018

Swedish House Crafts - Be Kind in 2018

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to my first post of 2018! 
I hope your year is off to a wonderful start! :o)

I have a card to share with you today for Swedish House Crafts.
It features my favorite Gummiapan sentiment stamp. 
I've used it before, and I'm sure you'll see me use it again. 
I feel the quote is a really good reminder for us all, especially as we begin a brand new year. 


I began by stamping the Flourish Frame stamp with black ink. 
Then, using a stamp positioner, I stamped the sentiment inside the frame.
  I coloured the flowers and leaves with my Spectrum Noir markers, 
and then fussy cut it out. 


To add just a little bit of shimmer, 
I outlined the petals of the flower and a few leaves with my clear atyou spica marker. 
You can see it in this photo. 


Using the Gummiapan Old Paper dies, 
I cut layers from the Maja Design - Life in the Country Papers. 
I stacked them up and adhered them in place on a white card base. 
I used foam tape behind the smallest square to give it some dimension. 


Finally, I added a pretty blue bow.


Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
I wish you a New Year full of Kindness and Blessings! :o)


Links to products used from Swedish House Crafts:

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Happy Birthday Blog Hop For Denise at The Project Bin

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to Denise's Birthday Blog Hop!
You should have arrived here from Dawn's blog!

Today The Project Bin's Design Team is celebrating the birthday of Denise, 
owner and designer of The Project Bin stamps!

You may have seen the recent post announcing that I had stepped down from the DT.
I may no longer be a DT member 
but I didn't want to miss out on this opportunity to celebrate Denise's special day!

Each of us have created a special card for the occasion, featuring a stamp set from The Project Bin.
I have chosen a stamp from the Jukebox Birthday Stamp Set.

Here is the card that I created:




Happy, Happy Birthday to you, Denise!
I hope you have a beautiful day of celebration! :o)

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Now it's time for you to head over to Angela's blog!

If you just stumbled upon the hop, 
you'll want to start at the beginning with Stasia's amazing blog 
and finish with The Project Bin blog 
where you can wish Denise a very Happy Birthday! 

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Cards and More Shop Blog - Let It Snow

Hello, my friends! 

I hope you've all enjoyed a fabulous time with friends and family!

I'm just popping in with a really quick post today!

This is a new project made with products from the Cards and More Shop .

 It's a fun Winter snow globe card!





These were the products used from the Cards and More Shop :

Dutch Doobadoo Paper Art A5 Winter

Dutch Doobadoo Card Art A4 Snowglobe Card

Jane's Doodles Clear Stamps - Double Trouble

Noor! Design Cutting & Embossing Stencil - Sled

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Please pop on over to Cards and More Shop to see all the great products they carry.

There's lots of fun inspirational projects! :o)

Have a happy day! :o)