Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Birdie trio easel card




This sweet little birdie trio is a precolored digi image from Doodle Pantry.  The name of the set is Spring song birdies.  Cut out the easel card base and inserts with Spellbinders Nestabilities circle and scalloped circle dies.  Added some lace, prima flowers and a pearl in the center of the flower.  

Challenges
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #73 - Bright funky colors
QKR Stampede Challenge #76 - Friends are special
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #110 -  Come fly with me birds
Pile It On Challenge #8 - Thinking of you
Come and Get It Challenge - Sweet domestic animals

Monday, February 17, 2014

Lovely lady


Trying out a new cut file I found at the Silhouette store.  I used my Silhouette Cameo, Vintage hat lady Silhouette file #42491, 65# black cardstock, 110# white cardstock, Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Ovals Small, Cuttlebug Script embossing folder, Sizzix Bigkick, pearls and a tiny flower punch - maker unknown.

Challenges
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - 2 or more dies - Used 2 Spellbinder Oval dies
Little Claire Monthly Challenge #42 - Monotone theme - use only one color
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #7 - Anything goes and use flowers - flowers on hat

Thursday, February 6, 2014

New cutting files


It's snowing again and very cold so I'm staying indoors and playing in my craftroom.  Went shopping at the Silhouette webstore and found some cute designs.   This little scene with the two kids kissing is a lot of fun to work with.  Cut out the pieces with my Silhouette Cameo.  Added lace, pearls, twine and flowers.  Used a old Quickutz paper clip die that I have had for many years.  Trimmed off the edge to make it a little smaller.  Then added a EK punched heart, pearl and hand cut leaves.

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Love notes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Have a heart
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge #70 - Romance
Paper Pretties Challenge #296 - Valentine/Love
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge - For the one I love
Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party #24 - Used the color pink
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Love/Valentine
Delightful Challenges - Anything goes
Penny's Papercrafty Challenge #163 - Something old and something new.
Old item is the paperclip die, new item is the Silhouette cut file.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Embossed Flowers

 
Bought a set of embossing folders called With Love by Cuttlebug a long time ago.  It's been sitting in my cabinet collecting dust, so I thought it was time to make a card with it.  I struggle when I use the Cuttlebug border style embossing folders, so I kept the design clean and simple.  Applied Viva D├ęcor Pearl Pen Ice White to the centers of the flowers, then added a big red bow and tag.
 
Challenges
Paper Pretties Challenge #295 - Texture - embossed flowers
Digi Darla Challenge #100 - Your personal style - love to make CAS style cards
The Crafters Cafe Challenge 48 - Use ribbon or lace
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #6 - Anything goes/use red
Craftin Desert Divas Linky #24 - Color challenge - used red as main color
Craft Your Passion Challenge #199 - Love is in the air

Sunday, February 2, 2014

One more



Thought I was finished with Valentine's Day cards, but found I needed one more.  This little cutie is a stamp from the Piece of my heart set by Penny Black.  Colored with Prismacolor pencils.  Cut out with Spellbinder dies.  Designer paper is by Basic Grey, flowers are from Prima, tiny buttons from Home Sew, Twine from Hobby Lobby and the Lace is from Home Sew.  Doily was cut out with my Silhouette Cameo using cute file #16416 heart flower doily that I found at the Silhouette store.

Challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketchie Free For All - Used sketch #58
The Crafters Cafe Challenge 48 - Use ribbon or lace
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #162 - Spots or dots - on designer paper
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #70 - Buttons - on flowers
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - For someone special
Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge #20 - Make it cute or sweet
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Used twine or string
Used twine to attach tag and to stitch buttons on flowers.