Friday, July 29, 2016

Winter Wonderland

Good Friday Morning!

Let's get right to it!

 
I used the Gina K Designs stamp sets, Let It Snow and Season's Greetings.  I knew I just had to make a Shaker Card!!!  Using Purple Embossing Powder I created my snowflake background.  This particular powder has glitter in it.....sooooo sparkly!  My shaker window was created using the Papertrey Ink Fabulous Frames die and Fun Foam.  The easiest way to make one by far!   The shaker is filled with purple and iridescent sequins and glitter in purples and whites.  FUN!  I added texture to the frame using the Snowflakes Embossing Folder by Darice. 


My snowman was colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut out.  I had this awesome purple glitter paper in my stash.  I die cut several of the Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourishes and snipped them apart, adding the pieces everywhere.  It gives it a nice blustery feel and you hardly notice the leaves.  lol  I also die cut Winter Wonderland using Sizzix Holiday Words dies. (thanks Carol) 

 
Sakura Black Glaze Pen to accentuate the snowman's coal buttons, eyes, and smile.  Sheer White Ribbon.   On these hot summer days, I wish he would breathe down my neck hahaha
 
This Shaker Card will be entered into the following Challenges:
 
Stamp TV, Color Me, use a bit of coloring
Double D, Shades Of Purple
Scrapy Land, Emboss It (heat or dry)
Simon Says Monday, Add Some Texture
Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!
Cheery Lynn, Christmas In July
 
Thanks for blowing in.....
 
Enjoy~~



Thursday, July 28, 2016

Beautiful Day Florals

Good Morning!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at Altenew, Weddings, Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes! and Simon Says Work It Wednesday, August Birthstone, Peridot.

 
 
I used the Altenew stamp and die sets, Beautiful Day.  For the large blossoms and leaves I only used one ink pad on each; Crushed Curry, Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi.  Each blossom was stamped 5 times, each one has 4 steps, then I did the 2nd outline in the opposite color.  You can see it more on the pink blossoms, outlined in yellow.  So, if you are limited on ink pads and shades, don't fret, you can still get all of the details by using only one color.


Flowers layered on to a Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25 die cut.  Enamel Dots and Corner Punch for accents.  Each flower center has been hi-lighted with a Sakura Black Glaze Pen.


 
I popped each flower up using fun foam.  The bottom pink one has been popped up using twice the thickness, I really wanted to show a lot of dimension on this card.  A leaf and cluster of flowers are adhered to the card base too to show more depth.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Enjoy~~

 


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wishing You.....

I am entering this creation into the Challenge at Power Poppy, B Happy and Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!

B is for; Book, Bouquet, Bling and/or Blossoms.

 
I used the Power Poppy stamp set, Short Stacks.    Images colored with Copic Markers.   I created a double layered tag using the MFT Cross Stitched Tags die (I may even put this on a card base).  Designer Papers by Nicole, Oh Blooming!

I added strips of Washi Tape around the smaller tag to create a pretty pink striped border.  Eyelet, Gingham Ribbon, Lacy Ribbon, Heart Button and Jute Twine for accents.  Wink Of Stella Clear Pen and Sakura Glitter Pens in Clear and Yellow for some shimmer and shine.  
 
 
Cheery Lynn Cherry Blossoms die, Adhesive Pearls for centers.
 
You know I love making tags and this was just FUN to put together!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by, love it when you do!
 
Enjoy~~



Monday, July 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink July 2016 Blog Hop

Playing along again in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.



This card will also be entered into the Challenges at Simon Says Monday, Add Some Texture and Scrapyland, Emboss It (heat or dry)


 
I used the Hexagon Cover Plate and Counting My Blessings dies from Papertrey Ink.  I layered the thankful teal on black, so it pops a bit more.  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder on inside grey strip for texture. 


The image is colored with Copic Markers and is by Penny Black, Blooming Gardens.  MFT Cross Stitched Tags die set.  Crystal Drops in Ebony and Black and White Gingham Ribbon as accents. 
 
I stamped the poppy petals twice and fussy cut one out.  Using 3D dots I popped them up to add some dimension.   


I also added some Yellow Stickles to the poppies.

Thanks for Poppy-ing in...hahaha that never gets old!

Enjoy~~

Dogwood Blossoms

Good Monday Morning!
 
 
Back on the Dies R Us Blog today!
 
 
 
 
To create this card I first die cut my beautiful Dogwood Blossom Corner by Poppy Stamps.  Twice. 
 
 
I cut 2 complete sets in white card stock and then a bunch of blossoms in light pink.

 
I then colored the vines and flowers using Copic Markers.

 
Then I simply layered the light pink blossoms over the colored ones.  I off set them a bit to add a bit of dimension to the flowers. 
 
 
Here I die cut my Birds by Impression Obsession also in white card stock.

 
This way I could color them how I wanted with Copic Markers.
 
 
Using Spellbinders Fanciful Lattice and Perfectly Pierced Frames I created my background layer and sentiment label.  Sentiment stamped in Black Licorice ink by Gina K Designs, You Are Not Alone.  Nuvo Crystal Drops in Dandelion Yellow for accents.  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder for texture.
 
This card will be entered into the Challenges at Simon Says Wednesday, Things With Wings and Scrapy Land, Embossing (heat or dry).
 
 
 
Don't forget to join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st & 15th of each month, with a gift voucher prize to one lucky winner.

And in case you were wondering, why YES we do have a  FB Page and PINTEREST Page.  Come check us out!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Season's Greetings

Yup, it's time.....Christmas in July!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at Stamp TV, Christmas In July, Scrapy Land, Emboss It (heat or dry) and WOW! Embossing Powder.

 
I created a Christmas card with a matching envelope.  This card measures 5.5" x 5.5" and the envelope measures 6" x 6.25" to accommodate my sentiment tab.  I used the Gina K Designs stamp set, Season's Greetings.  The sentiment is heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.
 

 
Designer Papers by DCWV, Brights.  Using Spellbinders Standard Circles dies I created a frame by layering 2 together.  This created a nice 'wreath' base to adhere my white foliage to.  Paper Smooches Foliage 1 and 2 dies used.  I topped my wreath with Candy Dots by Stampin' Up! and green foliage and red jingle bells (which were tied on using twine).  Gingham Ribbon, Button and Jute Twine for accents.
 
 
My wreath is backed by a piece of frosted Vellum.
 
Thanks for coming by and Fa La La La La.....
 
Enjoy~~


Monday, July 18, 2016

Cape Cod Views

Good Monday Morning!
 
I am on the Dies R Us Blog today!

I have created a couple of cards to share with you today, they feature the Large Madison Window die set by Poppy Stamps.  Unfortunately this particular die set is no longer available.....however you could easily substitute the Small Madison Window also by Poppy Stamps.  The die is just a tad smaller, but the outcome would be the same.
 
 
This is the inside view I created.  It simply uses the Window Die.  I created my beadboard by scoring every 1/4 inch using my Scor Pal.  A simple 1/2 inch strip of card stock to create my chair rail.  Anchor 'wallpaper' border, sentiment and anchor all stamped in Pacific Point ink by Reverse Confetti, Happy Harbor.  Lighthouse image by Gina K Designs, By The Sea colored with Copic markers.  Stickles added to create the 'light'.   


 
Here I have created my outside look.  This time I used the window, shutter, window box and foliage dies.  Which are all also included in the Small Madison Window die set.  I created my clapboards by scoring every 1/4 inch using my Scor Pal, this time horizontally. You can see a peek of the artwork hanging on the wall inside.  I filled my window box with starfish and sand dollars from an old Cuttlebug die I had in my stash.  BUT there are still many dies to choose from in the Dies R Us Store. 
 
Here are two of my favorites: 
 
Impression Obsession
Mini Shell Set
 
Trimcraft
Beach
 
 

 
Just another Cape Cod View.

These cards will also be entered in the Challenge at Simon Says Wednesday, Create A Scene.
 

Don't forget to join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st & 15th of each month, with a gift voucher prize to one lucky winner.
And in case you were wondering, why YES we do have a  FB Page and PINTEREST Page.  Come check us out!