Saturday, May 23, 2015

Hello


Hi everyone,

t’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Barb Anders our challenge hostess for May continues to bring us our challenges.

May's birthstone is the emerald. Let your project strongly feature the color green this week. Any shade of green will do as long as it is the main color on your project.



For my card today, I decided to play with a new stamp set that my DH gave me for Mother's Day (I did pick it myself haha!) I love these fun Loralie Designs images and I think they look great using bright colors.

I created a Pull Card using the Rectangle Pull Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I paper pieced the dogs blouse using designer paper and added transparent glitter dots to the necklace. I think you could say that green was the main color for this card ... hahahaha! I did add a little bit of purple as an accent.



Here is what my card looks like when you 'pull' it open, I added the sentiment Hello and also some flowers on the spiral included in the die set.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Agnes - Loralie Designs Art Stamps; Handwritten Sentiments - Stampers Anonymous
Paper: White; Green; Purple; Balloons DP - We R Memory Keepers; Celebrate DP - The Stamps of Life
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT  Die-namics Scallop Border
Other: Black Ink; ECD Transparent/Silver Glitter Dots; Foam Tape; Copics


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Friday, May 22, 2015

Thank You



Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a card I created last year which I haven't blogged yet using a number of Sizzix dies (which are listed in my supply list at the bottom of my post) I used the Sizzix Border Thinlits to create the opening in my designer paper where I stamped my sentiment.


Here is the inside of my card ... as you can see I didn't waste that piece of designer paper that I die cut out of the designer paper on the front ... here it is adhered to the bottom of my card :)


Stamps: Sizzix Thanks Clear Stamps
Paper: White; DP
Dies: Sizzix Flowers & Tags Framelits with stamps; Sizzix Circles & Tags Framelits with stamps; Sizzix Borders Thinlits
Other: Black Ink; Pink Ink; Foam Tape.


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Happy Birthday


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostess for the month, Joanne continues to issue the challenges. For the challenges this month, we are going to concentrate on tools and embellishments rather than themes.  Please feel free to do a faux version if you do not have the tool or embellishment.

For our challenge this week Joanne we are going to have fabric and corrugated paper on our card/project.  The corrugated paper can be made using a crimper or already be crimped.  The fabric must be something other than a ribbon.



A couple of months ago when it was my birthday, I received a card which used this Happy Birthday die on it. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to add it to my stash of dies, so set to work to find it which as you can see I did. :)

I have a stack of cardstock which I have had for years which has a fine corrugated look to it, and for some reason I seldom use it. So I challenged myself to use that for all my layers in my card this week. 

The fabric part of the challenge had me thinking for a while and then I remembered all that felt I own and as I knew I wanted to use the Birthday die on my card decided accenting it with small flowers would work, so I used one of the new flowers from the Elizabeth Craft Designs called Bunch of Flowers 4 and the Flourishes & Branches set.


For the inside of my card I decided to create a double pop up card using the Lorna Label Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  As you can see I added more flowers and branches to decorate the inside.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: Remembering Your Birthday - Stampin' Up
Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; Purple; Green Corrugated Cardstock
Dies: Lorna Label Pop Up Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs;  Bunch of Flowers 4; Flourishes & Branches - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Happy Birthday - Die-Versions
Other: Black Ink; Wisteria, Grape Jelly, Cotton Candy & Bubblegum Felt; Wink of Stella Glitter Pen; Foam Tape



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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Woof!


Hi everyone,

It's Pop It Up  Wednesday over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and this week it is my turn to post a tutorial.

I decided to create a fun trifold card using the Lucy Label Pop Up, Buster the Dog and the Barn from the Barn Pop Stand Card as a kennel.

You can view my tutorial here.




Don't forget you can check out my tutorial on how to create this card over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog .


Supplies: 
Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Other:
Cardstock: White; Black; Brown;  Tan; Green; Yellow; Pink; Blue
Designer Paper: Imaginisce Designer Paper 400102
Foam tape
Adhesive Hoop & Loop Tape









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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Seed of Friendship


Hi everyone,

It's time for another CHF challenge over on the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog. This week the challenge is hosted by Me!

This time round I have challenged the Design Team to use one of the Thomas Kinkade stamps on their creation.

For my card this week I have used Cornish Heritage Farms' Thomas Kinkade The Open Gate  and one of the sentiments from the Friend Expressions stamp set. I love easy it is to create a beautiful scene using these stamps.



Want to play along?????

If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

To play create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project ... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)

Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to the CHF blog post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to included the keyword CHF79. We can't wait to see what you create!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today to see what they created for this challenge.




Stamps: Thomas Kinkade The Open Gate; Friend Expressions - Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: White; Pink; Wildflower DP - Carta Bella
Dies: MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics





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Monday, May 18, 2015

Thinking of You


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a flip-its card I created using the Sizzix Circles Flip-its Card #2 Framelits ; the Sizzix Flowers & Tags Framelits and the Sizzix Bee Triplits.


Here is the 'flip' side of my card. I used another sentiment from the stamp set. 

Dies: Sizzix Circle Flip-its Card #2 Framelits; Sizzix Flowers & Tags Framelits with Stamps; Sizzix Bee Triplits
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape


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Sunday, May 17, 2015

One Step at a Time


Hi everyone,

Recently I purchased the MISTI as I had heard so many people talking about it on Facebook, I have to say I love it. I wanted to play with some of the techniques I had seen others use with this tool and as I had just printed out some templates someone had created for us to use I decided to have a go of stamping around the edge of a circle ... wow how easy was that to do with this tool!



Of course once I had decided my circle I had to turn my card into a pop up card using the Lorna Label Pop Up Card set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs

To decorate my card I used a co-ordinating stamp and die set from My Favorite Things. 



Here is a side on view of my card so you can see the pop up portion of my card easier. I have also used the Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper Word die and the Agatha Edges die to decorate my card.


Here is a closer view of the front of my card.


Stamps: LLD Be Original - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Pink; Teal; Sorbet Stripe DP - Doodlebug Design Inc.
Dies: Lorna Label Pop Up Card; Agatha Edges - designs by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Grand Circle Nestabilities - Spellbinders; MFT Die-namics All Star High Top
Other: Black Ink; Pink Ink; ECD Transparent Double Sided Tape;  MISTI; Foam Tape



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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Eat More Cake



Hi everyone,


It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Barb Anders our challenge hostess for May continues to bring us our challenges.

Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for our Sketch Challenge. Barb has given us a fun layout to play with this time round.





For my card this week I decided to play with stamp from Stamping Bella. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the new Farm Greetings stamp set which was designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.



For the inside of my card, I decided to create a Pop Stand Card. The fun thing about the Pop Stand Card sets designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs is that you can also use the pop stand portion of the die to use with other dies or stamps you may own. 

For this card I used the Pop Stand from the Eiffel Tower Pop Stand card set and then added the Cake which is a die from MFT Stamps.


This is a view of the other end of the inside of my card. 



 And here you can see the whole inside at once.


Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.


Stamps: Uptown Girls Bianca Loves Her Big Cake - Stampingbella; Farm Greetings - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Handwritten Sentiments - Stampers Anonymous
Paper: White; Bright Pink; Brown; Birthday Wishes Girl DP - Echo Park
Dies: Eiffel Tower Pop Stand Card; Lorna Label Pop Up Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT Die-namics Bring on the Cake
Other: Black Ink; White Ink; Arrows Embossing Folder - Sizzix; Foam Tape; Copics


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Friday, May 15, 2015

Dino Mite!


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing another card using a new (to me) style of construction card which I found recently on Splitcoast Stampers. This is called a Pinwheel Fun Card, you can find the tutorial here

For this card I decorated it using the Dino Friends stamp set from Woodware Stamps.


Here is the inside of my card, I used my MISTI again to stamp everything on the inside, this made it really easy to line up the footprints evenly. The sentiment is from another dinosaur stamp set I own.

Stamps: Dino Friends - Woodware Stamps; Dino Mite - Our Craft Lounge
Paper: White; Brown; Dinosaur Footprints DP - Echo Park
Other: Black Ink; Brown Ink; MISTI; Score Board; Foam Tape; Copics




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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Eat the Frosting


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostess for the month, Joanne continues to issue the challenges.

This time round Joanne has challenged us to get out your acrylics and your inks.  I want you to create a background using inks, but no stamps or embossing folders.  I also want something acrylic on your card/project.  (You certainly may use stamps for your main panels….only the bkgd. must be made without stamps or embossing folders.


As I recently purchased some Distress Paints, I decided to use those for my background ... hopefully that was ok. After added the paints to my card and drying that I then used a stencil and texture paste to add the stars .... there was no mention of not being able to use stencils.

I created a Pull Card using the Rectangle Pull Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  To cut the window from the rectangle panel, I used the large rectangle from the Rectangle Accordion Card set.

I used one of the new Spinner Stamp sets from Art Impressions on my card.


Here is the inside of my card. I added a candy dot to the closure tab and the flower.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:


Stamps: Frosting Spinner - Art Impressions
Paper: White; Yellow; Teal
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card; Rectangle Accordion Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Stars Stencil - MFT Stamps; Texture Paste; Broken China Distress Paint; Crushed Olive Distress Paint; Peeled Paint Distress Paint; Wild Honey Distress Paint; Hemp Twine; Candy Dot; Acrylic Flower; Copics


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Karen Burniston May Designer Challenge Day 3


Hi everyone,

I have one more card to share with you all for this month's Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. This time around the theme for our challenge is BARNS, BARNS, BARNS - Time to show off the new Collins dies with a designer challenge in their honor. The only requirement is that you use the new Barn Pop Stand die. You do not have to use it with the enclosed Pop Stand (if, for instance, you prefer using the barn on a card front or on one of the other PIU dies) and you do not have to style it as a barn.

If you missed my previous two cards for this challenge scroll down to see my last two blog posts where I turned the barn from the Barn Pop Stand Card to a Circus Tent and a Schoolhouse. 

For this card I decided to use the barn as a barn, I selected designer paper that looked a little like corrugated metal that might have gone rusty or painted various colors over the years. It reminds me of some big barns/shed I have seen at times. Rather than using it as a Pop Stand Card, I have created a Rectangle Pull Card. I also used Brownie the Cow, Hay There Pop Stand Card and the speech bubble from the Rectangle Accordion Card.


One of the fun things about the Barn is that you can create it so that the doors can be opened or closed. I have them open in the photo above, but in the first photo they are closed.

I also added one of Karen's new sentiments from the Farm Greetings Clear Stamp set. I have also added another cow which is on a spiral so it moves when the card is opening and closing.

If you are looking to purchase Karen's Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Craft Giraffe (formerly Photo Continental). 

Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus an amazing card/video tutorial from Karen Burniston.


Stamps: Farm Greetings - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Pink; Yellow; Tan; Brown; Gold; Safari DP - Bo Bunny; Country Life - FeatureAt
Dies: Barn Pop Stand Card; Hay There Pop Stand Card; Rectangle Pull Card; Rectangle Accordion Card; Brownie the Cow - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs;  Alphabet 1 Caps - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Hemp Cord; Foam Tape



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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Karen Burniston May Designer Challenge Day 2



Hi everyone,

As promised yesterday, I am  back with another card for this month's Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. This time around the theme for our challenge is BARNS, BARNS, BARNS - Time to show off the new Collins dies with a designer challenge in their honor. The only requirement is that you use the new Barn Pop Stand die. You do not have to use it with the enclosed Pop Stand (if, for instance, you prefer using the barn on a card front or on one of the other PIU dies) and you do not have to style it as a barn.

This card is doing double duty today, as it is also challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. As the theme for their challenge was Graduation and I was already making a schoolhouse, I figured I would combine the two. Once upon a time, graduations were only for those who left University or College, but these days graduations start in Kindergarten ... I went to my Grandsons last year. So I figured my card would probably suit a younger graduation rather then a college type. 

I have used dies from approximately ten different die sets to create this card. 



For my card today I have turned the Barn from the Barn Pop Stand Card set into an old fashioned schoolhouse. To do this I die cut the barn twice, I wanted some texture on my barn so I used the new bricks die to emboss the texture of the bricks onto my card. I then trimmed the second barn down on each side and used the window from the set to create the hole. I also die cut two of the roof trims and after adhering these to my 'schoolhouse' cut the one on my cut down barn so it was smaller. I then attached this behind the main barn to make it a schoolhouse.

The windows and doors are from the House Pivot Card set. The bell I hand cut, I did look through my dies but the only thing I found looking anything bell shaped was the lid to a ginger jar, but it was way too big. The school sign is stamped using Snap Stamps and then die cut using the fishtail label from the Lorna Labels Pop Up Card set. 

As the card I made yesterday used the optional pop stand die from the Barn Pop Stand Card set, I decided to do a different type of card this time round ... that is the fun thing about the barn, it can be used on any style of card you want, it doesn't HAVE to always be a pop stand card. As you can see I ended up making a pop up card and for this I used the Lots of Pops Pop Up Card die set. 


A school needs students, so I used  Riley and Company's School Boy Riley and Schoolgirl Sophie which I have attached to the schoolhouse using the spiral die from the Rectangle Pull Card set. I die cut my spirals from acetate so they weren't as noticeable as card would be.

Along the bottom and top edges of my card I used the scallop border from the Tags & More 7 - Vines die set.  I added the "Class of 2015" using the Alphabet 1 - Caps and Numbers & More 1 die sets. Before die cutting the letters and numbers I added ECD Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to the back of my card to make adhering these to my card easier. 

I also added a label to the base of my card which is from the Lorna Labels Pop Up Card set for a handwritten message.



Here is the front of my card. To create my tag at the top of my card I used the Tags & More 6 - Daisy die set ... I trimmed down the edges of the tag once cut and then layered it to a red tag. I then used the Alphabet 1 - Caps to spell out "CONGRATS'.

I have again used the border from the Tags & More 7 - Vines die set and to make it feel more like a Graduation card, I added Graduation Riley


If you are looking to purchase Karen's Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Craft Giraffe (formerly Photo Continental). 

Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus an amazing card/video tutorial from Karen Burniston.


Stamps: School Boy Riley; Schoolgirl Sophie; Graduation Riley - Riley and Company; Karen Foster Alphabet Snap Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Brown; Cream; Yellow; Class of 87 DP - Kaisercraft; Sprinkles DP - We R Memory Keepers
Dies: Barn Pop Stand Card; Lots of Pops Pop Up Card; Rectangle Pull Card; House Pivot Card; Lorna Label Pop Up Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Bricks; Tags & More 7 Vines; Tags & More 6 Daisy; Alphabet 1 Caps; Numbers & More - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Acetate; Foam Tape; Copics





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Monday, May 11, 2015

Karen Burniston May Designer Challenge Day 1


Hi everyone,

It's time for our May Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. This time around the theme for our challenge is BARNS, BARNS, BARNS - Time to show off the new Collins dies with a designer challenge in their honor. The only requirement is that you use the new Barn Pop Stand die. You do not have to use it with the enclosed Pop Stand (if, for instance, you prefer using the barn on a card front or on one of the other PIU dies) and you do not have to style it as a barn.

I love when you can use a die for more things than what it was intended, and that is what I wanted to do for this challenge. So I decided to turn the Barn into a Circus Tent to make a Circus themed Pop Stand Card. 


For my card I have used the Barn Pop Stand Card die set to create the circus tent and the base of my card. The little lion which you can see peeking out from inside of the tent is on another pop stand from the Hay There Pop Stand Card set. The lion was a little tall, so I cut around his head and then glued it back onto his body so you could see his face peeking out.

I pulled out my Taylored Expressions Life is a Circus stamp set to decorate my card. The elephant is attached to my card using the Spiral from the Rectangle Pull Card set. 

I used the Katie Label Pivot Card set to layer my sentiments which were both computer generated. 

The flag on the top of the tent was created using the banner from the Lots of Pops Pop Up Card set.


Here is how I turned the barn into a circus tent: 
  • Die cut  the barn from cardstock and then drew a line at the point where the roof starts to form a triangle (of sorts). This will be your pattern.
  • Measure in from the left side 1/4 inch and make a mark, then at every 1/2 inch until you are left with 1/4 inch on the right hand side of the barn. Do the same at the bottom of the barn and join up these marks as per my photo above. 
  • Next take a ruler and line up each mark with the centre point of the top of the roof and draw a line.
  • Die cut 3 barns - one in white; 1 in red and another in red which has Transparent Double Sided Adhesive added to the top of it.
  • Use the pattern above to cut the red and white barns and adhere them to the barn with the adhesive.
  • Die cut the scallop edge from the Paris Edges set and trim off the border so it is approx 1/4 inches in width and adhere across the room line. 
  • Cut a strip of white card approx 1/8 inch wide and adhere there to the top of the scallop border we attached in the above step.
  • Cut up the middle of the 'tent' to approx 1/4 inch from the roof line and fold back the card to create the tent flap. 
  • Use left over white pieces to add white to the inside of the tent flaps.
  • If you are created a Pop Stand Card you will need to repeat these steps to create a second tent, but for this one you don't need to create a tent flap.



Here you can see the back of my Circus tent. I have again added the Seal by attaching it to the spiral from the Rectangle Pull Card .



Here is an overhead view of my card, so you can see the whole of the Pop Stand Card.



And finally the front of my card. The oval is from the Oval Accordion Card set and the rectangle layer is from the Rectangle Pull CardThe sentiment banner is hand cut.

If you are looking to purchase Karen's Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Craft Giraffe (formerly Photo Continental).

Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus an amazing card/video tutorial from Karen Burniston.

Stamps: Life is a Circus - Taylored Expressions
Paper: White; Red; Teal; Boy Birthday Dots DP; Boy Stripes DP- Echo Park
Dies: Barn Pop Stand Card; Paris Edges; Katie Pivot Card; Rectangle Pull Card; Lots of Pops Pop Up Card; Oval Accordion Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet;
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


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