Friday, July 1, 2016

Handsome Max


Hope you can join us for the new challenge starting today at Paper Creator.  The theme is Just For Men.  You are not required to use products from Paper Creator, but you will get an extra entry if you do.  The prize is a gift certificate to the store.  If you would like to place an order, Please enter code DELORIS to save 20% off your order.

I created this card using a darling precolored image called Handsome Max
I used Gimp to make the diamond and dot papers, then saved them as patterns in Silhouette Studio.  Cut out all the pieces using my Silhouette Cameo and cut file #63383 by Lori Whitlock.


Challenges
Simon Says - Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Challenge #112 - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Challenge #24 - Anything Goes
Cut It Up - Challenge #99 - 3D Project

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Head start on the holidays


I need at least 50 cards for the holidays so I'm starting early to avoid the rush later in the year.  I created this card using a lovely landscape digi image from the Winter Scene Set 4  from the Paper Creator store.  


Supplies:
Paper Creator - Winter Scene Set 4
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Poppy Small Madison Window Die (3 layers)
Martha Stewart Branch Punch For Wreath under window
Scor Pal to emboss the lines in the middle and bottom part of card
Cut out the tag with my Silhouette Cameo using cut file #23854 from the Silhouette store.

Challenges
CHNC Challenge Extra for June - Anything Christmas
CHNC Weekly Challenge #287 - Use A Sentiment
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Challenge #6 - Seasons or Holidays

Monday, June 20, 2016

Daisy Trail




I was the lucky winner of a Di's Design Challenge and selected this darling precolored image called Daisy Trail for my prize.  I cut out the image and polka dot frame with Spellbinders dies.  Cut out the word bubble with a Whimsy die.  Border and leaves were cut out with my Silhouette Cameo using cut files from the Silhouette store.  Patterned papers from my scrap box are from Doodlebug.

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp - Theme is Animal Magic
Simon Says Stamp Wed - Use Patterned Papers
Digi Design Challenge - Theme is Summertime
Color Throwdown Challenge #397 - See Swatch
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #90 - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - June Challenge - Say It With Flowers
One Stitch At A Time - Challenge #264 - Anything Goes - Layer It Up
Dream Valley - Challenge #134 - Theme is Summer Colors

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Hedgehogs In The Garden


Another thunderstorm is passing through, so I had some time this afternoon to make a card.  This is for a special little girl who isn't feeling well.  Hopefully it will make her smile. This darling precolored digi image is called Pots Of Hedgehog Love from Di's Design.  The image was cut out with Spellbinders dies and the corners were die cut with a Whimsy die.   I machine stitched scraps of pattern paper to the card base, then added a ribbon and a tag tied on with twine.

Challenges
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #429 - Hobbies (Gardening)
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Say It With Flowers
Di's Design Challenge - Favorite Color Combo
 (Love the combination of yellow, green and red)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Based on a book
(The book is called "Animals In The Garden")

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Happy Birthday To Ewe


We had a tropical storm move through Florida which caused our remodeling project to be delayed.  So I get to play with my craft stuff today.  Here's a list of supplies I used: Family Ties paper by Pebbles, Penny Black Butterflies and ewe stamp, Memento black ink, Copic markers, Spellbinders dies, EK Success corner punch and twine.

Challenges
Pennys Papercrafty - Challenge #280 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #327 - Butterfly (There's 2 on the image)




Friday, June 3, 2016

House Mouse Card - Shades of lilac


Had a few hours to work on cards while our dog was at the groomers this morning.
To create this House Mouse card, I used a precolored image from the House Mouse Triple CD set that I have had for over 2 years.  The cardstock, ribbon, buttons etc are all from my craft stash that I have had for at least a year or longer.

Challenges
CD Sunday - Let's go lilac
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Ooh La La Creations #205 - Four legs not two
Glitter N Sparkle - Challenge #190 - Flower power
Crafting For All Seasons - Challenge #127 - Make it girly
House Mouse And Friends Monday - Something old - Nothing new


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Happy Feet


I have some really awesome neighbors!   Look at the fun present Maura bought me for my yard.  Absolutely love my little "Happy Feet" planter.  I know that every time I walk up to the front door it's gonna make me smile!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Simple Daisies


There's a new challenge starting today at Paper Creator.  The theme is All About Flowers.  I created my card with a wonderful kit called Simple Daisies.    I used the patterned papers and images from the kit, but changed it up a bit from the original sketch (shown below) .  Cut out all the pieces using my Carl Rotary Paper Trimmer and Spellbinders dies.  Ribbon, pearls and tag are from my stash.  

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Challenges
Craft Your Passion - Challenge #314 - Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle - Challenge #190 - Flower Power
Fussy And Fancy Challenge - Dies And Or Punches
Pile It On - Challenge #109 - Theme is Tic Tac Toe
I selected the middle row - Ribbon, Image, Tag or Ticket

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Nautical Card

I created this nautical card with the Sailboat 6 X 6 Card Kit from Paper Creator.  I used Silhouette Studio DE to trace the life preserver, printed the image and cut out several layers with my Silhouette Cameo.   Inked the edges of the life preserver with a black Memento pen.  Cut out the 2 of the sailboat and lighthouse images by hand. Assembled all the layers, then attached them to the antique map background paper.  You can't see it very well from the photo, but all the layering gives it a lot of dimension and a 3D effect.

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Challenges I am entering
Simon Says - Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #87 - Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle - Challenge  #189 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude - Challenge #14 - Anything Goes

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.

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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.  
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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