Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I'm back...

Hi Everyone,

I'm back, well sort of....  We are starting a new home renovation project and we are dealing with a family matter, so my time to craft and blog will be limited for a while.

I hope to continue to post a few cards each month to keep this blog going, but please understand if I don't have the time to do as much commenting as I have in the past.  I'll pop by your blogs as time allows.

Hope you all have a great summer...

Hugs,

Deloris


Monday, May 9, 2016

Little Brown Mouse Easel Card


I created this easel style card using a super cute mouse image and patterned papers from a wonderful kit called Little Brown Mouse Ultimate Kit available at the Paper Creator store.  Also used cut file #117494 by Lori Whitlock from the Silhouette store. Corner pieces were die cut using a Whimsy Stamps corner die set.  All the other pieces were printed, then cut out with my Cameo.  Note, I made a few changes to the cut file.  I added two extra layers under the image and the patterned scalloped saying background layer for extra dimension.  Also increased the size of  circle with the image to cover the scalloped layer points which gives it a cleaner look.

 Enter code DELORIS to receive a 20% discount off your order.

Challenges
Creative Knockouts - Tic Tac Toe Challenge #140
 (I used the row with Flowers, Sentiment, Die Cuts/Punches)
Digi Design Challenge - Flowers Everywhere
Catch The Bug - May Challenge Anything Goes
Come And Get It - Challenge #117 - Card For A Woman
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #84 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Challenge #31 - In The Garden


Thursday, May 5, 2016

You are SEW special


Here's a sewing theme card I made with a darling digi image called "Sewing Bears Thread" from the Bugaboo store.  I colored the bear with Copic markers and cut out with Spellbinders dies,  Used MFT blueprints dies to cut out the stitched layers,  Scalloped border was cut out with a Spellbinders die. Patterned papers are made by Wild Rose Studio,  The three embellishments I used are Prima flowers, pearls and satin ribbon.

Sketch Saturday #327

Here's the challenges I am entering my card in this week:
Sketch Saturday Week #410 With Bugaboo - Sketch #327 ( original sketch turned sideways)
Catch The Bug - April Recipe Challenge - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments
Craft Rocket - Challenge #14 - Pink And Pearlie
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #84 - Anything goes

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Bently Bears Bit Of Gossip


I hope you can join us for the new "Anything Goes" challenge starting today at Paper Creator.  
I love this darling precolored digi image called Bently Bears Bit Of Gossip. 
 You can find it HERE at the Paper Creator store.  
(If you would like to place an order, please enter code DELORIS to save 20% off the total.)
I created the diamond print paper in GIMP using a template from Melstampz.  Created the scalloped card base using cut file 10396 from the Silhouette store.  (Resize the largest scalloped square to be 5 X 5.  Make a copy, then mirror above, overlap, then align image.  Merge all layers to form the card base.)  Colored all the layers with Studio, printed, then cut them out with my Cameo.  Attached all the layers to the cardbase.  Added some twine, then attached the Bently image with pop dots.

Here are the cut files I used from the Silhouette store:



Challenges I am entering:
Crafty Friends - Challenge #30 - All Things Cute
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Challenge #130 All Creatures Great And Small


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Shadow Box Cards






Here's some shadow box style cards I made with a darling precolored digi image called Just A Little Hello Maddie from the Paper Creator store.  Also used my Cameo and cut file #114664 from the Silhouette store to cut out the shadow box card base. And a cut file by Lori Whitlock called 8 petal flowers sized at 3/4" and 1".  I created the patterned paper in GIMP using a template from Melstampz.  Sorry about the shadows on the pics.  It's very tricky to get good pics with this style of card,

Challenges I am entering:
Crafty Friends - Challenge #30 - All Things Cute
Simon Says Wednesday - Theme: Make It Girly
Artistic Inspirations - Challenge #154 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #82 - Anything Goes

Friday, April 22, 2016

CD Sunday Birthday Celebration


The CD Sunday Challenge Blog is celebrating their 6th birthday.  They are asking everyone to pick their favorite project from the past made with a item from a CD.  I had a great time looking through my gallery.  It's hard to choose which one I like best, but I picked THIS CARD  posted on March 4 2014 as my favorite.  The image is from the House Mouse Triple CD set.  I love that darling image, the pretty blue patterned papers and lace trim.  A big thank you to the CD Sunday challenge blog for allowing newbies like me who haven't entered before to join in their birthday celebration.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Dog Triple Topper Card

This cute pup is from the Dog Triple Topper Card Kit from the Paper Creator store.  The kit is being retired soon and is now on sale for only .71 USD.  And you can save another 20% off your order by entering code DELORIS.  I printed all the pieces then cut them out with a craft knife and KAI paper scissors.  Distressed all the edges with a marker.  Then I added the decoupage layers (a extra dog bone layer with the saying "Just for you" and 4 layers to the pup).  Enlarged one of the dog bowls in my Microsoft Paint software.  Printed and cut it out to add to card front.


I am entering my card in the following challenges:
ABC Challenge - Theme: F Is For Fancy Folds
A Beautiful Mess - Challenge #1 - Theme: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #81 - Theme: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration - Challenge #154 - Theme: Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Simple Gift Of A Flower Card



This cute litte gal is a precolored digi image called Simple Gift Of A Flower.  You can find her HERE at the Paper Creator store.  (Please enter code DELORIS to receive a 20% discount off your order.)

I created the card base and layers using my Silhouette Studio DE software.  Created the papers in GIMP using a overlay I found at Melstampz.  Printed then cut out all pieces with my Silhouette Cameo.  This is for a neighbor whose favorite color is lime green.

Challenges
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge - Theme: Spring Is In The Air
Simon Says Monday - Theme is April Showers Bring May Flowers
Simon Says Wednesday - Theme is Lets Do The Polka
Creative Corner Challenge - Theme: Flower Power
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #81 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Challenge #154 - Anything Goes
Come And Get It Challenge - Theme: Bright Colors



Friday, April 8, 2016

Just pawsing to say hello


Here is one of the new Sassy Cheryl precolored digi images at the Paper Creator store.  
This cute little pup is called Bad Hair Day.  (Enter code DELORIS to receive 20% off your order)

 I printed then cut out the image with Spellbinders dies.  Tag was printed then cut out with my Cameo.  Patterned paper and corners were cut out with MFT dies  Patterned paper is called Family Ties from Pebbles. Added some pearls, a swiss dot ribbon and attached the button with twine.

Challenges
Jo's Scrap Shack - Challenge #133 - Theme: Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Theme: Anything Goes
A Beautiful Mess - Challenge #1 - Theme: Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Challenge #193 - Theme: Anything Goes

Friday, April 1, 2016

Sassy Sally Easel Style Birthday Card


  There's a new challenge starting today at Paper Creator
 The theme is Polka Dots or Gingham
 
Here's a side view of the card when it's open.

This is a view of the front with card closed.

For the challenge, I made a bracket easel style card featuring this darling image called Sassy Sally's Cupcake from the Paper Creator store.  (Enter code DELORIS for a 20% discount.)  The card base was cut out with my Silhouette Cameo using cut files from the Silhouette store.  I created the green polka dot paper in Gimp, with Silhouette Studio I added the blue border then aligned on the card base, printed then cut out all the pieces.  Image and scalloped background layer were cut out with Spellbinders dies.  Added some roses from Treasurers by Shabby Chic and a few leaves I cut with my Cameo. Saying was attached with pop dots to create the stopper for the top piece.

I am entering the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Challenge Anything Goes (No Twist)
Dream Valley - Challenge #128 - Girlie
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St Patricks Day From Doolin (The Pampered Poodle)


Thought I would share a photo of our mini poodle after he got back from the groomer.  She dressed him up with a green bandana for St. Patricks Day.  I got lucky this time because he left the bandana on long enough for me to snap this pic.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Hoppy Easter Bunny Bag + Card

I created this fun treat bag and card using the Hoppy Easter Pinch Bag & Gift Card Kit from the Paper Creator store.  I cut out the bag exactly as it prints from the kit, but please note that I changed the gift card part of the kit.  I removed the black border and added a white card base as it's being used as a regular greeting  card instead of as a gift card holder.
(To save 20% off your order please enter code DELORIS)

I am entering my card and gift bag in the following challenges
Simon Says Wednesday - Challenge Theme: Cute And Cuddly
Come And Get It Challenge - Theme: Easter Or Spring
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge:  Lace Or Ribbon
Catch The Bug Challenge - Theme: Bright And Cherry