Sunday, 31 July 2016

Tutti Designs - Nativity Bell

Happy Monday, my friends!

I'm here with a new Tutti Designs DT share!

This beautiful die is called Nativity Bell.
As soon as I saw it, an idea popped into my head. 
I didn't know if it would work out but I knew I'd have fun trying!
It ended up working out very nicely! :o)

Here's what I made:


Here's the die I used:


Here's how I did it:

I began by cutting the die four times.
A solid paper will display the intricate details best.
Also, both the front and back of the paper will be showing, 
so keep that in mind when choosing your paper.
I used a solid red shimmer cardstock.


Next, score the die right down the center. 
Do this two times with the right side up,
and two times with the wrong side up.


Here's what all four die-cuts look like:


Using a glue pen, and matching the die-cuts up carefully,
adhere two of the dies together.
Repeat with the other two dies.
You now have two pieces that look like this:


Here's what it looks like so far:


Now adhere these two pieces together, and it looks like this.
I used a makeup sponge, and inked the ornament edges with gold ink.


It's a little early to have my tree set up, so I improvised! :o)
I added a metallic gold ribbon to the top for hanging.


Materials Used
Papers: Recollections - Holiday Shimmer Cardstock;
Die: Tutti Designs - Nativity Bell.

* * * * *
I'll be back next week with a new project.
In the meantime, here are all the links you'll need:




Thursday, 28 July 2016

Scrapper's Delights Thrifty Thursday

Happy Thursday, my friends!

Today is another post for the Thrifty Thursday Team at Scrapper's Delights!

Every other Thursday I will be sharing a project. 
I will use a digi image that will be available, for a limited time, for only $1.
Hence the Thrifty Thursday name! ;o)
You'll find all the details right HERE.

For my fun summer themed card I have used Beach Boy 2.
Isn't he cute?
He looks so pleased with the sandcastle he has built!




Materials Used:
Papers: Bazzill - Textured Cardstock;
Image: Scrapper's Delights - Beach Boy 2,
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Dies: Your Next Stamp - Summer Fun Die Set

* * * * *
Linking Up To:






* * * * *
Here's our Thrifty Thursday poster for this week!


Here are all the Scrapper's Delights links you'll need.
There are always LOTS of fun events going on, so check it out!




Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Scrap N' Dipity Spotlight

Hello, my friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I have a card to share for Scrap N' Dipity.

For my Spotlight today I have used the fun image called "Up Up & Away" which you can find HERE.

I did some fun paper piecing for this one, and just coloured the little elephant.


After creating the fun background, I adhered the balloon with foam tape.


Materials Used:
Papers: MME - On the Bright Side, Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: Scrap N' Dipity - Up Up & Away,
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Stamp: Simon Says Stamp - Life is a Journey;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Punch: EK Success - Arrow Border,
WRMK Corner Chomper - Scallop;
Bling: Queen & Co Jellies - Blue.

* * * * *
Don't forget to join our latest challenge...it's "Anything Goes".

Here are all the links you're going to need:



Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Digi Choosday at Polkadoodles - Punches/Die-Cuts Challenge

Hello, my friends!

It's time for Digi Choosday at Polkadoodles!

Every Tuesday is Digi Choosday!
This means you can visit the blog to get a special discount code that is only available for 24 hours.

There is also a fun new challenge every Tuesday,
with a wonderful prize to be won!
The challenge this week is "Punches/Die-cuts",
but there's also been a little change in the rules.
The option of "Anything Goes" has now been added!

For my card I used the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles - Fruit Punch Collection.
It's a fantastic collection FULL of goodness!

For my card I used the digi called Dandelion Day, 
and coloured it with Spectrum Noir Markers.
The lovely striped paper, and the sentiment, are also from the kit!


Here's a closer look at the sweet image:


Here's a closer look at the die-cuts I added:


I added some fun sparkle to the dandelions with Stickles.


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Punch: EK Succss - Flower Border;
Dies: Cheery Lynn - Lace Corner Deco A and Deco D;
Ribbon: Celebrate It;
Stickles: Star Dust;
Pearls: Unknown;

Dandelion Day Digi Image
Striped Paper
Sentiment

Monday, 25 July 2016

Flourishes LC - Home

Hello, my friends!

I wanted to show you the project I'm sharing on the Flourishes LC blog today.

This is an older set that is still available in the store.
It's called "On the Porch" and you can find it  HERE.

It's a wonderful stamp set with several images and sentiments.
I used only one of the sentiments on my card. 

I stamped the sentiment on a die-cut heart.
Then I used an assortment of dies and punches to create my scene.


The corrugated house and tree add great texture to my card.
Then I popped the top of the heart up on foam tape to give it extra dimension.


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Jillibean Soup - Corrugated Houses;
Pearls: Doodlebug Mini Pearls - Red;
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Hearts,
Memory Box - Puffy Clouds;
Punch: Fiskars - Grass.

Materials From Flourishes LC:


On the Porch Stamp Set:


* * * * *
*** There's a big sale going on at the Flourishes LC Store! ***
Older stamp sets are being cleared out to make room for the new!
This is the stamp set I used, and it's on sale for only $12.99.

* * * * *
Here are the links:



* * * * *
I'll be back again next week with another Flourishes share! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! :o)

Creative Wednesday With Little Blue Button Stamps

Hello, my friends!

Welcome back to another Little Blue Buttons Stamp share.
Today is Crafty Monday,
and I'm sharing another wonderful recent new release! 
This is my final post for Little Blue Button Stamps!
My term is up and I've made the difficult decision to step down.
BIG thanks to Olga! It was a real pleasure to be on her team!
You'll be seeing more of these sweet images from me though.
They're too much fun to play with! :o)

This image is called "Panda With Balloon" and you'll find it HERE.

He looks as happy as his balloon, doesn't he? 
For this card, I asked my husband what colour the balloon should be.
He said orange, and I took it from there.
I layered the image on some pretty orange papers,
and then added a multi-loop bow.
I finished it off with a few sparkly orange sequins!


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, 
GCD Studios - Melody Ross Soul Food;
Image: Little Blue Button Stamps - Panda With Balloon,
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Grand Scalloped Rectangles,
Lifestyle Crafts - Pocket Scrap Starter Dies;
Sequins: My Stash.


* * * * *

Here are all the links:





Sunday, 24 July 2016

Tutti Designs - Deer Family Tree

Hello, my friends!

I'm here with a new Tutti Designs DT share!
This time I'm using the beautiful "Deer Family Tree" from the July release.
You can find it in the shop HERE.

Have I mentioned how much I love these dies?
They are so wonderful to create with!
I cut this beautiful tree out of white adhesive backed glitter foam. 
All the bits came out as smooth as could be.
I reserved the three snowflakes and placed them on the card base.



Here you can see the pretty glitter on the foam.
The card base is a really pretty green shimmer cardstock.


I added a pretty sheer ribbon bow.
Then I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock,
and cut it into a banner shape.
I gave it a bit of a curl and added it to the bottom of the card!


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Holiday Shimmer Paper Pad;
Stamp: CTMH - Sow Flurries;
Ink: CTMH - Ponderosa Pine;
Ribbon: Celebrate It;

Die: Tutti Designs - Deer Family Tree.



* * * * *
I'll be back next week with a new project.
In the meantime, here are all the links you'll need:




Thursday, 21 July 2016

Flourishes LC - Free For All Friday

Hello, my friends!

I wanted to show you the project I'm sharing on the Flourishes LC blog today.
This is an older set that is still available in the store.


It's called "Friendship and Flowers" and you can find it HERE.
I used one of the sentiments, and the butterfly. 

I also used paper from the Color Made Easy Buttercup Collection,
and ribbon from the Color Made Easy Buttercup Collection,
all from Flourishes LC.



Materials Used:
Papers: Prima - Sun Kiss, 
Stamp: Flourishes LC - Friendship & Flowers;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Punch: EK Success - Sentiment 2 Corner Punch;
Ribbon: Flourishes LC - Color Made Easy Buttercup Collection;
Pearls: Queen & Co - Chocolate Delight.

* * * * *
*** There's a big sale going on at the Flourishes LC Store! ***
Older stamp sets are being cleared out to make room for the new!
This is the stamp set I used, and it's on sale for only $12.99.




* * * * *
Here are the links:



* * * * *
I'll be back again next week with another Flourishes share! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! :o)

Cards and More Shop DT - Friendship Card

Hello, my friends! 

I'm back with a new project made with products from the Cards and More Shop .

This fun card design is from one of the Dutch Doobadoo Templates.
I layered each section with this pretty decorative paper.
The template makes it so easy!

I die-cut the tag, and stamped it with a stamp from my stash.
I punched some flowers from the papers, and added a rhinestone center. 



Here it is open:


I added another stamp to the center panel, along with two rhinestones.


Isn't that a fun design? 
All the papers were both tool and ink distressed.




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

Dutch Doobadoo A4 Stand Up Card Template

















* * * * *
Please pop on over to Cards and More Shop to see all the great products they carry.
Also, check out the Cards and More Shop blog.


It's full of fun inspirational projects! :o)

Have a happy day! :o)

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Polkadoodles Digi Choosday - Flowers

Hello, my friends!

It's time for Digi Choosday at Polkadoodles!

Every Tuesday is Digi Choosday!
This means you can visit the blog to get a special discount code that is only available for 24 hours.

There is also a fun new challenge every Tuesday,
with a wonderful prize to be won!
The challenge this week is "Flowers".

For my project, I have again used the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles - Fruit Punch Collection.
It's a fantastic collection FULL of goodness!

I had made this explosion box a little while ago using my Cricut.
I thought it would be fun to decorate it for this challenge.

I began by printing out two of the full flower sheets from the florals file.
I fussy cut all the flowers, and layered them up.
I then printed several of the papers from the papers file.
I cut them to fit all the flaps in my explosion box. 
I also cut the pretty butterfly paper to fit around the outside of my box.
I distressed and inked all the paper edges, and then inked the flowers. 
Finally, I adhered everything together, filling the top with all the flowers.



Here's a closer look at all the flowers:


I used the butterfly paper around the outside of the box.
I thought it worked really well with all the flowers.


Here's the open box with the lid beside.
It's hard to show all the flaps in the photo 
but each one is covered with paper from the collection.


I added just one layered flower to the center.


Finally, I wrapped the lid with a pretty ribbon,
and then added a loopy bow.


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Cricut Cartridge: Mini Books - Explosion Box;
*I used two full flower pages, and four of the papers*
Ribbon: Offray;
Pearls: Crafts.



Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge Blog


* * * * *
There's always LOTS going on over at Polkadoodles!

Here are all the links for you: