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.

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.

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

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Daisy Easel Card

I created this fun easel style card using the Daisy Easel Card Kit from Paper Creator.  Printed the background paper page, flipped it over and printed the card base on top.  Printed the main sheet with toppers.  Cut the card base with my rotary cutter and hand cut the other pieces.  Assembled the layers and attached to card base.  I used pop dots to mount the Butterflies which act as a stopper for the floral topper.

I am entering the following challenges
Simon Says Monday - Theme is A Bit O' Green
C.R.A.F.T Challenge -  #354 Theme is Easter or Spring
Crafty Girls Creations -  #16 Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - #76 Anything Goes

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Bella Bunny Easel Card

Have you seen the new images at the Paper Creator store?  There's several fabulous card kits and lots of new precolored Sassy Cheryl images that are absolutely adorable.   This darling little pup is called Bella Bunny Boo
 (Remember to enter code DELORIS to receive a 20% discount off your order.)

I created this easel style card using my Silhouette Studio DE software and a cut file I bought at the Silhouette store.  I merged two of the frame shapes together to form the base, then added another for the top of the easel.  I created the patterned papers in GIMP using overlays from Melstampz.  Added them to my patterns library in Silhouette Studio DE, created a smaller offset and filled the shapes with them.  Cut out all pieces with my Cameo.  Also used a ribbon, a branch punch from MS and some flowers from Michaels.  I made this for my neighbor who has a little pup who is best friends with my mini poodle.  I think she will smile when she sees this one.

I am entering
Simon Says Wednesday - Challenge Add Texture
Simon Says Monday - Challenge Make Your Own Background
Pile It On - Challenge #103 - Green, Pink, Dk Gray/Black
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #102 Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas - Challenge Lots Of Layers
Craft Your Passion - Challenge #302 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Challenge #151 - Anything Goes

Friday, March 4, 2016

Blue Bunny Treat Box And Tag Card

I created this fun little bunny treat box and tag card for a special little girl using the Blue Bunny Topper
from the Toppers Mega Bundle at the Paper Creator store.  Enter code DELORIS for an extra 20% off your order!

Treat Box: I printed a full sheet (8.5 X 11) of the blue paper that came with the kit and cut out the treat box with my Silhouette Cameo using the cut file (shown in the next picture) from the Silhouette store.  I added a extra border to the bunny image by tracing it, then using the offset feature in the Studio software.  Colored the added border with the same pink as the bunny ears. Cut out the bunny image with my Cameo.  Attached the bunny to treat box with pop dots.  Printed 3 more images of the bunny and hand cut the pieces and layered on top of each other for added dimension.  Cut out the tag with a Spellbinders die and added a lace bow on top.

This is the Silhouette cut file I used for my treat bag.  NOTE: I upgrouped the file in Silhouette Studio and removed the snowflakes and dots on scallops before cutting it.

Tag Card: I used cut file (see picture below)  from the Silhouette store.  Traced the bunny image in Silhouette Studio then did a offset to add the layer.  Colored the offset with pink using color dropper and pink shade from ears.  Opened tag, remove the center squares. Ungroup the two remaining pieces. Make a copy of the larger tag and move off to the side.  With the large tag still on mat,  click mirror above, overlap, align the two tags, select both, then merge to form the card base.  Move the card base off the mat.  Move the large tag back to mat and fill with pink using the color dropper and picking up the pink color from ears.  Select the smaller inner tag and fill with blue paper from kit.  Align on top of pink tag, center and group.  Align the bunny image on top of those.  Turn off all cut lines except for outside edge of large tag.  Turn on registration marks and print.  Cut out all pieces with my Cameo.  I printed a few extra bunnies and hand cut out the pieces and layered onto the bunny on card.  This gives it a little more dimension.

Here's what my cut files look like in the Silhouette Studio software

I am entering the following 
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Leap Into The Unknown
(New technique using Silhouette Studio and digi files to make card and box)
Creative Corner Challenge - Theme Bunnies Everywhere
Crafting When We Can - Challenge #113 - Use a digi stamp

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Friendship card

The theme for today's challenge at Paper Creators is Spring Colors.  I love Sassy Cheryl's images and this sweet little gal is one of my favorites.  It's called Polly's Pink Flower.  The friendship saying is from the Daisy Kitten Ultimate Kit.  You can find both of them at the Paper Creator store.  (If you would like to place a order, please enter code DELORIS to receive a 20% discount)

Also used EK Sucess circle punches, Spellbinders Scallop Square Die, SU Flower punch, buttons and twine.  The papers were created in GIMP using a templates from Melstampz

I am entering my card in the following 
Simon Says Wednesday - Theme Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Challenge #151 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #74 - Anything Goes