Tuesday, 15 May 2018

All Dressed Up - Challenge #81

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 image called "Boo I Can See You"
which you can find right HERE.
This image comes as a set of three that you can use on their own,
or use them all together.

I chose to use just the sweet girl...with the cat ears! 
(Annabel...this one's for you!)
Here's my card:

Did you notice the flowers?
It's been a while since I've added any flowers!

Once everything was put together,
I added a little bit of Bo Bunny Shimmer Paste to the flowers.

Here's a final look at the card:

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Fleur de Elegance, 
Gummiapan - Stitched Nesting Ovals;
Punch: WRMK Corner Chomper - Scallop,
Martha Stewart - Branch;
Flowers: Recollections;
Bling: Bo Bunny - Shimmer Paste.

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

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Monday, 14 May 2018

Clear Scraps - Embossed Acrylic Front Card with Tutorial

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new project share for Clear Scraps!
I'm also over on the Clear Scraps blog today.
There you'll find a printable version of this tutorial.

This time I have used a piece of a 12 X 12 Acrylic Sheet
from Clear Scraps to create a pretty card.
This acrylic is so much fun to play with!
It comes with a protective covering on both sides of the acrylic.
I appreciate it being there because it protects it from scratches, until you're all finished preparing it.

Here is the card I made:

Here's how I did it...

I began by cutting the acrylic 6" X 5".
I then cut one 6" side using the Tim Holtz Brackets On the Edge Die.
Now it measures about 6" X 4 1/2".
I cut a piece of decorative paper to measure 6" X 6".
Again, I cut one side with the die, this time with the multi-bracket side.
Score the card at 4 1/2" from the straight edge.

Next, I centered the acrylic piece in a small floral embossing folder.
At this point, the protective film is still in place.
Then I laid the Tim Holtz Oval Embossing Diffuser on top
before running it through my Big Shot.

Isn't that cool?
It embossed all but the center oval.
Now is the time to peel the protective cover off the front and back of the acrylic piece.

Next, I used the Embossing Diffuser as a stamp positioner for my sentiment. 
I wanted it to be in the center of the acrylic oval,
and this ensured that it was.

For the finishing touch on the acrylic,
I inked over the embossed flowers using green StazOn ink.
I also did some light inking around the edge of the acrylic.

To finish the card I did some pen stitching around the oval of the Diffuser.
I also added a stamped butterfly.
I used a decorative punch on the two bottom corners.
I used a strip of Score Tape to adhere the acrylic to the card fold.

I added an oval to the back of the card.
This offers a place to write a message, 
without interfering with the design on the front.

Finally, I added a pretty, sparkly double bow to the front of the fold-over.

Other Materials Used:
Paper: K & Company - Watercolor Bouquet;
Die: Tim Holtz On the Edge - Brackets,
Tim Holtz Emboss Diffuser - Oval,
Tutti Designs - Stitched Nesting Ovals;
Embossing Folder: Crafts Too - Small Flowers;
Ink: Staz On - Cactus Green, Memento - Nautical Blue;
Stamp: CTMH - Blessed;
Punch: WRMK Corner Chomper - Scallop;
Ribbon: Celebrate It;
Black Pigma Pen.

From Clear Scraps:

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

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Friday, 11 May 2018

Happy Father's Day with Swedish House Crafts

Hello, my friends!

I have a new project today for Swedish House Crafts!

With Father's Day coming up in June, I thought it was time I shared a Father's Day project. 
I had a great idea, started pulling products out to get to work,
 and got completely sidetracked by this lovely vintage image. 
It just happened to land on top of this beautiful teal paper from Pion Design. 

The lovely image has soft tints of blue in it, that the paper draws out beautifully! 
The teal is the back side of the Pion Design - Mr Tom's Treasures - Borders paper. 
I've also used some bits of the borders.

 I know that this isn't a typical Father's Day card. 
For some reason we always cover those cards with tools and manly things, 
and not tender family photos. 
Isn't this a lovely photo of a special Father/Child moment? 
It would be perfect for a man who has just become a Father too!

 One last look at the finished card:

Now that my distraction project is over, I will get back to my planned project. 
I'll be back to share that with you soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! :o)

Links to all the products I used:

My Scrap Chick - Pinafore Card

Hello, my friends!

I have a new project today for My Scrap Chick!

This card came from the Shape Cards Vol 1 File.
This sweet card is just one of the 10 cuts in this file.

Here is what I have made this week:

Isn't it cute?
Again, so many creative options!
Just change the papers, and you have a completely different card!

Do you see the sweet little hearts tucked in the pocket?
I just added a simple ribbon bow because my paper is quite busy.
However, you could have fun with lots of additional ribbons and lace, as well.

Products From My Scrap Chick:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you'll head over to the shop and give it a try! 
Have you signed up for the My Scrap Chick newsletters yet?
Don't forget to do that!
You really don't want to miss out on any of the great freebies! :o)

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Monday, 7 May 2018

New Release at All Dressed Up - Butterfly Girl

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a New Release post for All Dressed Up!

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

Isn't she lovely?
I just think the sketchy and bohemian nature of this image is really pretty!

I colored her up and fussy cut her out.

Then I just did some simple punching and layering.

Here's a closer look at the image:

One last look at the finished card:

Materials Used:
Papers: Bo Bunny - Enchanted Garden Printable,
Recollections - Cardstock;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Punch: Martha Steward - Butterfly Punch-Around-the-Page;
Bling: Stickles - Diamond.

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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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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Scrap N' Dipity - May Spotlight

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a new Spotlight post for Scrap N' Dipity.

This time I'm using the fun "Carrot Thief" image,
which you can find HERE.

I think this fella is just the cutest ever!
We actually have some rabbits that show up in our yard every day.
Back when my husband was still planting a garden, 
he used to complain about the rabbits eating his carrot greens.
I wonder how he would react if he saw the rabbit doing this? haha

Here's my card:

I colored the image, and fussy cut it out.
I created a simple scene and adhered it to a white card base.

Then I simply nestled the image in among the tall grass.
He's trying to be a little bit inconspicuous! lol

Materials Used:
Paper: GCD Studio - 
Recollections - Cardstock;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Die: Tim Holtz Decorative Strip - Tapered Fringe.

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Keep an eye on the Scrap N' Dipity Blog,
as the Challenges will be starting up again very soon!
Here are all the links you're going to need:

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Whisker Graphics - Stitching Fun!

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 what the rest of the DT shares,
and all the fun ways you can use these great products!

Here's what we're making today...

Here's what you need to make it:

From Whisker Graphics:
Solid Pink Bamboo, Solid Aqua Bamboo, Solid Green Bamboo

Other Materials Needed:
Paper Piercing Tool and Mat
Stitch/Piercing Design Templates

Insert the piercing mat into the Middy Bitty Bag.
Choose your design template and position it over the bag.
Pierce the design into the bag, through the top layer only.

Cut a workable length of the twine, and thread it on a needle. 
Using a piece of tape, 
secure the end of the twine securely in place on the inside of the bag.
Do this in a location close to where you will begin your first stitch.
Poke the needle through to the front of the bag through one of the pierced holes. 
Continue stitching the design from the front of the bag.
Do so carefully so that you don't tear the bag.
To finish off, secure the end with another piece of tape. 
Trim the twine close to the tape. 

I then decided to stitch "HELLO" on a Large White Tag from the shop.
I had a plan for it! 
When the stitching was finished, 
I threaded some additional twine through the hole in the tag.

Here you can see where I adhered the tag to the front of one bag, 
and then stitched a little bird sitting on it.
To finish these off, I cut a coordinating piece of cardstock to fit inside the bag. 
These are just a fun alternative to the usual greeting card!

Products from Whisker Graphics:

Solid Pink Bamboo, Solid Aqua Bamboo, Solid Green Bamboo
Large White Tag

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This was another fun project using these products from
Whisker Graphics!
Sometimes a girl's just gotta stitch! ;o)

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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: