Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Spooky Cuteness

Hello crafting friends and welcome back to this week's challenge at Pause, Dream Enjoy Challenges.

Challenge #19 ~ Spooky Cute

I'm sharing another one of my October calendar pages.
I normally make 6 calendars for my family and try to make each month different.  It doesn't always work, especially when time begins to run out, but I do try :-)

DP - Scraps Drawer
Cardstocks - The Paper Studio
Die cuts - Silhouette Design ID #94149
Bats - A very old dollar stamp from Michaels

Thank you so much for stopping by. I always have so much fun putting these calendar pages together. I hope I was able to inspire to make a project and to come play along with us this week at Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenges.
Please take a few minutes and visit our blog to see what my DT teamies came up with for your inspiration.  You have till noon, EST on 24 October 2017 to link your project.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Autumn Fun Gift Card

Good morning DiesRUs friends. You know that moment when you open an envelope and out comes a really pretty card that makes you happy, and then you open the card and there is a little something extra for you on the inside? Don't you just love that feeling? :-) Since it's my turn today to share a card at the DiesRUs inspiration blog today, I decided to share one of those cards.

To make this standard A2 size card, I began by getting all my pieces cut in the papers I wanted to use. 

I stamped my tree trunk first and added some grass using a copic marker.  Once this was done, I created a mask for the tree trunk before sponging in the sky for the background.

Then came the fun part of stamping and colouring all the little bits and pieces.  I added a little dimension to my little guys by using foam dots.  And since this card is going in the mail, I decided to adhere a solid piece of foam to the back.

 To do this, you just trace the image on a piece of craft foam ... 

... and then cut it out a little on the inside of the trace mark. You can use any adhesive to adhere the foam to your image and/or your card.

Once the front of your card is done, it's time to work on the inside. The Gift Card Pop-Up die from Lawn Fawn, makes it real easy to make an insert for your gift card.  I cut another couple of mats and adhered them to the card.  This is what I will use to write my personal message.

That was it. A fun and very easy card to put together :-)

Here is a quick recap of the dies I used, all linked to the DiesRUs store for your convenience.

I hope you enjoyed my card and that I have inspired you to make a card of your own with a little something extra on the inside. Don't forget to play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 

Till next time,

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Have an Apple

I don't know about you, but after watching Snowwhite a gazillion times, I would not take an apple from a witch! :-) Yes, a gazillion times is being very generous, it was one of my daughter's favourite Disney movies when she was little and trust me when I tell you that I could sing every song backwards! 

Challenge # 144 ~ Make it Spooktacular!

Our wonderful sponsors this week are:

Prize: 3 Digital Images

Prize: 3 Digital Images

Prize: 1 Digital Imag

Today's card was made with an image from Cute as Button, called "Have an Apple Witch". Since our challenge is to make it Spooktacular, I thought it would be fitting to give her a whole house and graveyard wherein she can make all her concoctions.

 I used a Silhouette file, design #95060, for the card.
As you can see I cut out another two cats from the image to add to the graveyard.
Cardstocks used are all from Bazzill.
I used copic markers to colour the images.
I also added a few little ghosts for a little extra sooky fun.

I'm so glad you stopped by today. Now it's your turn to make a Spook-tacular project and link it to our challenge #144 for your chance to win one our wonderful sponsored prizes. You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 17 October 2017, to link your project to the Crafty Gals Corner blog.  And while you there, take a look at what my DT teamies made for your inspiration this week.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October Calendar

Hello crafting friends. This is my first post as a DT member of Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenges.
I'm one of the team's "floaters", so you will not see a project from me every week, but I will try.  I'm more of a standby teamie - if anyone cannot meet their weekly commitment than I step in and fill in that place :-)

Challenge #194 ~ Halloween

So for this week's Halloween challenge, I would like to share a calendar page I made for October. If you're a follower of my blog then you know that every year I make calendars for my family overseas.  If you're new to my blog, welcome! I hope you stay a while and visit :-)

I used paper from The Paper Studio.
Happy Halloween - Cottage Cutz word dies
Halloween Town border - Impression Obsession dies
October was cut using my Silhouette
The bats were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
These 8" x 8" calendars are from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby brand) 

I hope that you enjoyed your visit today and that I have inspired you to play along.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Monochromatic Browns at CCAYR

Welcome back, crafting friends.
I have to begin this post by apologising for it being so late.  I guess I'm so looking forward to Christmas that when I scheduled this post, I made it for the 1st of November! :-)

So without wasting any more time, let me tell you about this month's challenge at CCAYR, hosted by the Gingerbread Gals.

October challenge ~ Monochromatic Browns!
Prize ~  please visit the CCAYR blog.

Brown is not a colour I normally associate with Christmas. I'm more the greens, reds and gold, and blues, white and silver kinda girl for Christmas, but when this challenge came along, I had no problem in coming up with this card.  Yup, that's right, even I was shocked :-)
The image for this card was cut from a sheet called Forest Animals by Marianne Designs.

The cardbase is from Recollections, 5.5" x 5.5"
Brown cardstock - GinaK
DP paper - BoBunny
Marianne Designs Die - Petra's Oval & Corners
Berries embelly - Petaloo

Sponging done with Memento Desert Sand ink.
Stamp ~ Creative Expressions

 Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed your visit and will play along with us.  You have till the end of the month to link your Christmas project to the CCAYR blog.  Please take a few minutes and visit the our blog to see all the wonderful projects made by The Gingerbread Gals.  And don't forget to come back on the 15th, when the Christmas Belles will post their projects for our mid-month inspiration.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting

Ghostly Greetings

Hello crafting friends and welcome back.
It's my turn today to share a fun and interactive Halloween card at the DiesRUs Inspiration Blog.

 It's a Pop it Up Hanging Charm Pull Tab card. Whew, what a long name but so very appropriate and descriptive :-)  It's designed by Karen Burniston and you can find it here on the Elizabeth Crafts section of the DiesRUs store.  

The original die comes with 4 charms but since I wanted to turn this into a Halloween card, I used the Halloween Charms die set. Cut and assembled my little ghost and used him as the hanging charm.
Here is a pic showing you how to put this little guy together.

To make it a little more spook-tacular, I cut a Halloween Landscape Layer  from Impression Obsession and adhered it to the bottom of my card.

This is how the card looks when ready to mail.  The little ghost flattens completely, and the tab is all the way tucked in.  

 I always like to add a little something to the inside of my cards that brings it all together, so I used the same papers as on the outside and stamped a greeting using a variety of stamps.

I don't have a pictorial of how to put this card together, but I have something even better :-)
I have the link to a video tutorial by Karen Burniston herself.

Here is a recap of the dies I used:

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I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies to start working on your Halloween card stash.  Don't forget to play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 

Till next time,

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Snowglobe Fairy

Hello crafting friends.  Welcome to this week's challenge at Crafty Gals Corner, hosted by the Scrappy Gals.

Challenge # 142 ~ Anything Goes

Our wonderful sponsors this week are:

 Alicia Bel
Prize: 10 Euros

Prize: 3 Digital Images

I needed a pretty card design to showcase the super cute image called Hada Renito by Alicia Bel, so I decided to use a Silhouette design called "Pop-dot" Snowglobe", # 153802.
It's such a fun card to make. It comes with all the different layers and once you cut them,  you adhere them to each other using foam tape to add dimension, thus the "pop-up" effect :-)

On this first pic, I didn't use the flash so that you can clearly see the layers. The shadows make them more visible. This was originally an A2 card size, but I resized to be 6.5" x 5".  I also cut out the trees from the second layer and adhered them to the front layer instead.  It suited my image better to do it this way.

I added lots and lots of sparkle which I hope you can see better on this pic. Dazzling Diamonds fine glitter from StampinUp was used on the trim of her outfit as well as on the frame around the snowglobe.  Then using a Wink of Stella clear pen, I added shine to her wings.  A fairy has to have sparkly wings, there's just no two ways about it :-) I also added a bow using double sided ribbon from the Paper Temptress and a few sequins from my stash.

I used the snowgloble shape with the snowflakes cut out for the inside mat of my card.  It still looked like it needed something else, so I cut another two trees, trimmed them down and adhered them to the bottom of the mat. The sentiment was stamped using Versafine Black Onyx ink.  Unfortunately,  I no longer have any information on the stamp set I used for the sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by today. It's Anything Goes this week, so I would love it if you all linked your projects to our challenge and  played along with us.
That's all you have to do to stand a chance at winning one of our wonderful sponsored prizes.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 3 October 2017, to link your project to the Crafty Gals Corner blog.  And while you there, take a look at what my DT sisters made for your inspiration this week.

Happy Fall y'all

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Back to the Books

Hello crafting friends. So happy you came back for a visit.

As promised, I'm going to share with you the last "Back to School" card I made this Fall.
This card was for my son-in-law who is working on his degree in Construction Management.

This tag shaped card is Silhouette design ##59660
The books on the inside is an image from Google as is the "Whoa" sign.

As you can see, this is a very CAS card, but I thought it was appropriate for him

I wish you and yours a very Blessed weekend.