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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Going Around in Circles

Hi everyone,
Here is another card using my Wild Cuddly Critters stamp set I received a few months ago in the Monthly Card Kit from Simon Says.


The little elephant works well with pink, so I made this one for a girl.   Since I was working with a theme circles, I changed the sketch a little and used polka dots.

With a few sequins, this card comes together quickly.

Challenges:


Supplies:
Patterned Paper - Bundle of Joy Baby Floral - Echo Park
Card stock  - Paper Studios
Prismacolor Pencils
Twine - CTMH Smoothie


Till next time,

Happy Craftin!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Baby Card

Hi everyone,
Today's card was made using my Wild Cuddly Critters stamp set I received a few months ago in the Monthly Card Kit from Simon Says.


It was sent as a Valentine's set, but the little critters are just too adorable not to use on baby cards.  I just love the gingham blue plaid for baby cards, I wish I had it in pink.

The hearts were colored then I add a layer of Glossy Accents to give them a shine.

Challenges:

Supplies:
Patterned Gingham Print - Paper Studious
Card stock - Cricut
Sentiment - CTMH #D1675 - Discontinued
Prismacolor Pencils
Glossy Accents

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!

Fisherman Gus

Today's card is a humorous one.  This manly image is "Gus Fishing".  I split the sentiment into to parts, using a photo editing software and cropping it.


The rest of the sentiment was written inside the card with my Cricut Explore.  I used the Cricut fin tip marker in Blueberry and the DS font "Bicycle for 2", included in the Access subscription.

I created a cloud stencil and blended the clouds with my distress inks (Stormy Sky), and cut out a few little clouds for dimension.

The waves are also a DS image, that I layered, with the boat in-between them. I added a little jumping fish I happened to see in DS too.  The color scheme and pattern paper is from CTMH "Regatta" which is no longer available.  The colors are actually, Sapphire Blue and Glacier.

I did add Happy Father's Day on the inside of the card, but of course you can make it for any occasion.  I think this would be a great image for a man retiring, who plans on spending time fishing.

Challenges:
Catch the Bug - Stella Says Sketch #510
Crafty Bugaboo Challenge #5

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A Birthday Full of Fun

Here is a fun card I made with two Bugaboo images, the Balloon Topper and the Birthday Pup Set.


I used a pierced die cut my balloon image out of, then using the marker to create faux stitches.  I used a cotton ball and some chalk to color the background so it wouldn't be stark white.  The sentiment was inked with CTMH Exclusive Inks in Black and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I used SCAL 4 to create my die cut, that I uploaded into DS.  This particular image I used a shadow of .10, but I think .8 is large enough.  The .1 seems to leave too much white space.  I attached the little guy with an action wobble, the kiddies love them.

Using the CTMH Flower Market background stamps, stamped the pattern in Versa Mark Ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  This allowed me to color my images with ink to match my patterned paper.


Challenges:
Sketch Saturday #464
Bugaboo May Bingo Challenge (Sparkle, stitching, embossing)
SAS 4 Kids - Bright Colors
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge #5
Simon Wednesday Challenge - A bit of sparkle
Simon Monday Challenge - Little Critters

Supplies:
Patterned Paper - Simon Says May Card Kit
Card Stock - Cricut
Stamped images - CTMH Flower Market Collection - D1709 Line it up and D1708 Sending Smiles
CTMH Exclusive Inks - Lemon, Tangerine, Lagoon, and Black
Sequins
Marvy LePlume Markers - orange
Prismacolor Pencils
Action Wobble

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Simple Anniversary Card

Todays card is very simple.

I created my own background by stamping my image in various positions and heat embossing with clear embossing powder.  Then I blended in my ink to add color.

The top layer was cut using the inside/out rectangle and oval dies from My Favorite Things.  I cut 4 individual Happy sentiments and layered, since the image is so small, adding foam tape is difficult.

Challenges:

MFT Color Challenge
Simon Wednesday Challenge - A bit of sparkle

Supplies:
Inside/out Ovals by MFT
Inside/Out Rectangles by MFT
CTMH Stamp Set #D1720, Keep Dreaming
Sentiment - Lawn Fawn Happy, Happy, Happy
Card Stock - Cricut Dark Pink, AC Charcoal
CTMH - Steel Gray Sequins
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade



Friday, May 19, 2017

Simple Father's Day Card

Today's card was made using the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die Cuts and stamp set.

I cut out happy,  3 times and layered for depth.  The colors I used were

The zig-zag edge is an image from DS.  The stars are stitched dies from Amazon, these are Chinese made and very inexpensive.  They work perfectly fine.  I also picked up hearts.

A very simple and easy card to put together.

Challenge:

MFT Card Sketch Challenge #333

Supplies:
CTMH Exclusive Card Stock  Cranberry, Outdoor Denim and Cashmere  and Ink (Outdoor Denim)
Patterned Paper - CTMH "No Worries"
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Bright Gold

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Say it with Flowers

Today's card features "Flower Box" digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps.



I prefer using my Nuvo drops on a teflon mat or left over vinyl backing.  This way I can pick and choose the dots that look the best, they don't always come out right when applied directly to the card. At least mine don't, I sometimes get air bubbles.  You just peel them off the mat and glue in place.

Challenges:

Sketch Saturday Week #463
Jo's Scrapshack FFC#188 Anything goes w/twist (Patterned Paper)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies PIP Challenge #1720
Crafting Circle - Bugaboo Crafty Challenge #5

Supplies;
Paper Studios HD white cardstock
CTMH "Prickly Pear" patterned paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink -  Wild Honey
CTMH Exclusive Ink - Black
Sentiment:  "Short & Sweet Sentiments" CTMH #A1189
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Neptune
Prismacolor Pencils

Thanks for stopping by, till next time.

Happy Craftin!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Unicorns and Magic

Hi everyone,

Today I am featuring this cute little unicorn from Bugaboo stamps.  I did make a few changes to the image, which is why I love digital stamps.


I found the perfect paper for all things unicorn, the "Little Dreamer" paper pack by CTMH, it is so cute.  The colors and designs are perfect for little girls and babies.  

Challenges:

Supplies:
Card Stock Recollections in HD White
Glitter Tape
Enamel Dots

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there!

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mother's Love

Hi everyone,

Sorry I haven't posted recently, I actually did make a few cards but didn't have any challenges to enter them in.

Here is my first Mother's Day card, I was actually inspired by a card I saw at Walmart.  So I created a cut file in DS.  I wanted to use the new paper from CTMH "Live Beautifully, but with the white top layer the words didn't pop.  Don't worry, I made another card, and will post it later.



I used the Print then cut  feature, so that I could foil the frame and banner.  I haven't had any trouble what so ever, getting my Explore to recognize the registration marks.  

This is a very simple card to make, you could fill the words with a pattern, but I opted to cut them out and layer.

Challenges:

Supplies:
Card Stock - CTMH White Daisy and Recollections Black
Designer Paper - CTMH - retired
AG Minc
Minc Foil - Heidi Swapp

Happy Mother's Day to all those wonderful ladies out there!  Hope you have a great one.

Till next time.

Happy Craftin!



Monday, May 1, 2017

CASEing From the Heart Stamps - May Blog Hop

From the Heart Stamps is having their monthly Blog Hop, and everyone has been asked to CASE a card from one of the Blog Hop participants.  I chose this  colorful, whimsy card  by Imke at MyCraftyPlace.  She has truly inspired me with her work, all the the Design Team for From the Heart Stamps do great work.    If you haven't joined in the fun, be sure to do it  now From the Heart Stamps - May Blog Hop.


She used image "Hippie Chick Birdbrain".  Her colors are so bold and definitely bring us back to the 60's.  I just love that little birdbrain hippie.

Thanks for stopping by.  Till next time.

Happy Craftin!