Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Feedback for Mom's Birthday Card

Hello crafting friends.  Thank you so much for all the lovely comments you left me on Challenge # 5 at Cardz TV.  I have received several emails requesting a tutorial on how I made this card.


 Well, bloggie friends, I wish I was creative enough to have come up with such a fun card, but as I mentioned on my post, I used a Karen Burniston die that I purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs :-)
For a great tutorial video by Karen herself, please go HERE.
I hope this has answered all of your questions. Please feel free to contact me if any of you need any further information.
Till next time,
Happy Crafting
 


Challenge #115 at Crafty Gals Corner ~ Anything but a Card

Hello crafting friends. Hope you're all doing well!
Time for a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!


Challenge #115 ~  Anything but a Card!


Our sponsors this week are:

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Prize: 3 digital images

Using a pre-coloured image called Season's Tweetings by Wink Wink Ink, I made a tag for a little stocking stuffer box. 



Crafty Ingredients:
Card stocks - Bazzill
DP - BoBunny - Tis the Season Yuletide
Gift Box & Tag- Silhouette # 71014
Snowflakes - Silhouette # 51071
Ribbon from my stash

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Now it's your turn to make a project , add some buttons and join in the fun.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 28 March 2017, to link your project to the Crafty Gals Corner blog.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting!
Hugs,

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Challenge #5 at Cardz TV ~ Anything Goes

Hello crafting friends.
Welcome to our 4th challenge at Cardz TV.


As always, our challenge is Anything Goes.
Prize ~ A stamp set from Cardz TV.

Santa brought me a die from Elizabeth Crafts this Christmas :-) It is one of Karen Berniston collection.  I used it to make this card for my mom's 82nd birthday.





I used white and green Bazzill card stock to make the base of this card. All other papers and card stocks are from my scraps drawers. The leaf borders were cut with an ek Border Punch. I used several other small punches to build the daisies and the leaves to put in the vase. On the front of the card, I used a texture embossing folder from Crafter's Companion. The butterfly is from Cottage Cutz.
I made a little mat to stamp the birthday greeting which is from the Happy Days stamp set from Cardz TV.  I love this stamp set and it is one of my go-to sets. There are so many greetings on this set suitable for so many occasions! Take a quick look ...


 You can view and/or purchase this and other Cardz TV stamp sets HERE.
Now it's your turn to make a project and play along with us. Our challenges run for two weeks, so you have till noon, EST on 30 March, 2017 to link your project to the Cardz TV blog.  Remember, for more inspiration, please visit the blog and take a look at the beautiful projects my very talented DT sisters made for you.  Can't wait to see all your beautiful creations!

Crafty hugs, 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Challenge #114 at Crafty Gals Corner ~ Use Buttons

Hello crafting friends. Hope you're all doing well!
As always, Wednesdays bring a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!


Challenge #114 ~  Use Buttons!


Our sponsors this week are:

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Prize: 3 Digital Images


My card today features a cute digital image from Cute as a Button called Is He Here Yet?



I used Bazzill card stock and the silhouette design #110044 to cut the card.
All other card stocks were from my scraps drawer. The piece of acetate I cut for the snow globe window was also a piece I had left over from another project.


As you can see, this is somewhat a different kind of snow globe as when the card is closed it looks like a regular snow globe but it is in fact a window into the scene I created on the inside of the card :-)  I used copic markers to colour the image and memento inks to sponge in the sky. I added several snow banks with a clear Wink of Stella pen.  I also added some shine to "fur" trimming on her outfit, boots, snowman heart and Christmas lights.  I used a MS punch to cut out the little snowflakes and scattered them as if they were falling.



The snowflake and holly buttons are from my stash. I cut off their shanks and adhered them with a glue dot.  The Christmas greeting is a stamp from Cardz TV called Glad Tidings.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Now it's your turn to make a project , add some buttons and join in the fun.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, to link your project to the Crafty Gals Corner blog.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting!
Hugs,






Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Challenge #113 at Crafty Gals Corner ~ Polka Dots and/or Stripes

Hello crafting friends. Hope you're all doing well!
Time for another challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!


Challenge #113 ~  Polka Dots and/or Stripes!


Our sponsors for this challenge are:

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Prize ~ The following 3 images




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Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

When I saw this image from Lemon Shortbread, I fell in love with it. I always have problems picking an image from our wonderful sponsors. They have so many amazing images, how are you supposed to pick just one? :-) But every so often, an image just calls out to me and in this case this little hedgehog did just that. Now the pressure was on to make a card worthy of him, so I looked through my Silhouette library and found this card fold. I thought it perfect for this little guy.


This image from Lemon Shortbread is called Hedgehog Leaves.
I used copic markers for colouring the image and memento inks for shading the leaves.


The Silhouette design number for this card fold is 179389.
I used Ginak card stocks and DP from a Core'dinations paper stack called Pastels.
The broom is a die cut from Cottage Cutz and the little leaves are from the Leafy Rectangles from Spellbinders.


Here is a close up of the very cute hedgehog.


And a close up of the inside of the card.


A bird's eye view of the card when opened.


And this is how it folds completely flat for mailing. I added a couple of pumpkins cut with a Cottage Cutz die and 3 little candy corn that I had in my stash.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Now it's your turn to make a project using polka dots and/or stripes.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 14 March 2017, to join in the fun at Crafty Gals Corner.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting!
Hugs,



Thursday, March 2, 2017

Challenge # 4 at Cardz TV ~ Anything Goes

Hello crafting friends.
Welcome to our 4th challenge at Cardz TV.


As always, our challenge is Anything Goes.
Prize ~ A stamp set from Cardz TV.

I made this birthday card for my cousin. Since he loves soccer, I knew he would appreciate it.



I started with a 6.5" x 5" card base from Recollections.
Then used card stock from GinaK to cut the mats. I embossed the green mat with a chevron embossing folder from Darice. The wall was made with an embossing folder from Crafter's Companion called Dry Wall Texture. Then I cut a few strips of grass with my Fiskars punch and staggered them using foam tape.  I used the Football die set and the Sports Ball stamp and die set from Lea'bilities to cut the cleats and the ball.  I adhered them in between the grass layers. I cut another ball and a small piece of grass for the inside.  Both the stamped greeting on the front of the card and the one on the inside of the card came from the Cardz TV stamp set called Good Times. I love this stamp set.  It has a wonderful font that I often use for masculine cards and also great birthday messages.
Here is a quick look ...


 You can view and/or purchase this and other Cardz TV stamp sets HERE.
Now it's your turn to make a project and play along with us. Our challenges run for two weeks, so you have till noon, EST on 16 March, 2017 to link your project to the Cardz TV blog.  Remember, for more inspiration, please visit the blog and take a look at the beautiful projects my very talented DT sisters made for you.  Can't wait to see all your beautiful creations!

Till next time,
Happy crafting!

2017 Calendars ~ March

Hi everyone.  Since it is already March, I thought I would post my March calendar pages.  Remember when I told you that not all of the months were different on all of the calendars because I had run out of time? Well, March is one of those months. I used the same cut for all of them, but in the spirit of keeping them one of a kind, I used different shades of green for the various cuts and also slightly different background papers and embossing.




The other 3 calendars' March pages were a repeat of these three.  This really is one of those times when "Once you've seen one, you've seen them all!" :-)

Well, that is it for my March 2017 calendars.  I will be back within the next few days with my April calendars.

Till next time,
Happy crafting!

Hugs,

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CCAYR ~ March Challenge ~ Anything but a Card!

Hello again, crafting friends.
I lost track of time and was thinking that tomorrow was the 1st, so I apologise that this post is late. 


Our challenge for you this month is to make Anything but a card. 

The prize this month is this lovely package of Christmas crafting goodness :-)


Last year, I was going to do a Disney's Micky Mouse Club House pocket letter for my little granddaughter, but time ran away from me and it never got done.  When I saw this challenge, I thought it the perfect time to make one for Christmas 2017 :-)

I searched all these royalty free images on Google and was lucky to find all the characters of Mickey Mouse Club House, Emma's favourite show at the  moment.  Oops, I did not include Pete, but he's not very nice anyways :-)


Since she is only two, I didn't include any tiny trinkets at the back of each pocket.  Instead I made a series of cards that will be used to list her favourite things. I thought this was cute.  She will be able to look back one day and see some of her favourite things at Christmas time when she was three :-)


As you can imagine it was really difficult to take a picture because of the glare bouncing off the plastic of the pocket letter holder.  So I took another couple of pics of just the cards. But let me tell you that it wasn't much better because I used photo paper to print and make these cards, so the glare was still there.  I do hope that you can have a better look at them.  If you click on each image, you will be able to see it better.


I found all of these Disney Christmas frames on Google and added a few Disney characters to the ones that didn't have any.  I also made the center pocket to where my daughter can insert one of Emma's Christmas photos.  Not only will she, one day, look back and see what her favourite things were, but also what she looked like at age 3 :-)

I hope you enjoyed my Anything but a Card project and that it inspired you to join in our challenge this month. Please take a few minutes and visit the Christmas Cards All Year 'Round blog to see all the wonderful projects The Gingerbread Gals made.  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,
Crafting Hugs