Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Panda Birthday Brew

Hi, everyone!  I don't know about you, but I can't resist a challenge or linky! I want to support all of them! Last night I saw a new CASE-ing DT link-up over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers and got to work right away to make my card!  The link-up expires today so if you're quick, you can join too!


I've been wanting to play with my new Panda with Cup that I won recently from Little Blue Button Stamps (thank you, Olga!). This panda is just so cute - I love her! I did some quick colouring with Prismacolor pencils and Bic Mark-its and added Glossy Accents over the panda's glasses and over the word die-cut. The patterned paper is full of glitter and sparkle but I'm not sure if you can see it in the photo.

The challenge is to CASE Chaitali's card shown below:


I was inspired by Cupcake Inspirations Sweet Inside challenge to decorate the inside of my card:


Here are the other products used:
  • Clear Stamp:  Newton's Nook Newton Loves Coffee (sentiment on front), Avery Elle Cake and Candles (sentiment on inside)
  • Dies:  Nellie's Multiframe Circles, Gina Marie Designs Stitched Circles, Your Next Stamp Coffee, coffee cup (unlabeled die from China)
  • Patterned paper: DCWV Vintage Collector Stack, DCWV Glitter Stack
  • Other: WRMK Corner Chomper

I would like to support the following challenges: Brown Sugar Black, White and Splash of Colour 2/2; Come and Get It Black and White Plus One 1/3; Craft Your Passion AG 3/3; Crafting by Designs September AG 1/3; Crafty Creations Use a Number (numbers on patterned paper) 1/2; Crafty Gals Corner AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August UE; Creatalicious AG w Optional Anniversary 1/3; Creative Corner So Sweet 2/3; Die Cuttin Divas AG 2/3;Fab n Funky AG UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep On Creating AG UE; Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday AG; Love to Scrap No Rulz 2 Challenge and Blog Hop UE; Not Just Cards August AG UE; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Pile it On Die-cut Embellishments UE; PINspirational Inspiration Photo (I was inspired by the coffee theme; used sponsor image) 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Monday It's a Stitch-up (faux stitching on dies) 2/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5; Tuesday Throwdown Clean and Simple 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk1


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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Teapot Bouquet Birthday

Hello, everyone!  I'm back again today with another card!  Before I share it, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Jeanne Henson - thank you for joining me!

Today I made a birthday card! I found a new-to-me artist - Jennifer Nilsson Art Digital Designs - and she has some very cute designs! Jennifer is having her first challenge, so you will want to head over and check it out!  The theme is Celebration!  She has a Facebook Group and has offered some freebies there for members so I hope you'll check that out as well! My card features one of her adorable freebies called Teapot Bouquet, and I coloured it with Prismacolor pencils and doodled some dots around the die-cut circle.


I followed the sketch over at the DCWV August Stack-a-holic Challenge. I used the DCWV Vintage Collector stack - I love these gorgeous papers!  I'm not sure if the photo shows it, but these papers are loaded with sparkle!



My colour combo, flowers, and birthday theme were inspired by the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - August 2016 (shown below).  I used Paper Sweeties Raspberry flower-shaped sequins to embellish my card.



Here are the dies used on my card: Nellie's Multiframe Circles, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Nested Circles, Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Borders, All Occasion Dies Happy Birthday, Cheery Lynn Mini Dimensional Butterflies.

I would like to support the following challenges: Allsorts Use at Least 2 Dies 3/3; Craft Your Passion AG 2/3; Crafting from the Heart AG 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August UE; Die Cuttin Divas AG 1/3;Fab n Funky AG UE; Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep On Creating AG UE; Love to Scrap No Rulz 2 Challenge and Blog Hop UE; Not Just Cards August AG UE; Pile it On Die-cut Embellishments UE; Simon Says Stamp Monday It's a Stitch-up (faux stitching on dies) 1/5; Simply Papercraft AG 2/3; The Outlawz Saturday PAM AG 1E; Through the Craftroom Door AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5 wk2

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Secretarial Office 101

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome two new followers - Richa Maurya and Majda Pur - thank you for joining me!

Today I'm sharing a card I made last week and I'm just getting around to typing up the blog post. This is a vintage card inspired by an old "Office Girl" magazine cover shown below. I made this card for my Mom!  She used to be a secretary many years ago, and so did I!  I think my Mom will get a kick out of the vintage images and hopefully they will bring back lots of fun memories of her working career! I can't wait to give it to her! I know I had a lot of fun making it!


Here are the products used:
  • Digital images: Secretary, typewriter, sentiment, telephone, binding clip (Crafty Secrets Office 101), pocket watch (Graphics Fairy)
  • Ink:  Antique Linen Distress Ink 
  • Dies:  Polaroid (Kaisercraft), leaves (unmarked dies from China)
  • Patterned paper:  Far Far Hill
  • Other:  Envelope, flowers and yellow paper clip (from my stash)

Inspiration Photo

I would like to support the following challenges:  Allsorts Use at Least 2 Dies 2/3; Brown Sugar Black and White and Splash of Colour 1/2; Catch the Bug Colour Challenge 1/3; CRAFT Back to School (She's reading Office 101) 1/5; Craft Your Passion AG 1/3; Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Twist Hats 3/3; Creatalicious AG Optional Black and White and One Colour 1/3; DL.ART August Linky AG 1/day; Double D Neutrals 2/3;Fab n Funky AG UE; Glitter N Sparkle Back to School (She's reading Office 101) 1/3; Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack Dies and Machine (I use Cuttlebug) 3/3; Kitty Bee Aloha Friday School (She's reading Office 101) 1/2; Kraftin' Kimmie Vintage/Distressed UE; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Not Just Cards August AG UE; Open Minded Crafting Fun Back to School/Reading 1/3; Pile it On Die-cut Embellishments UE; Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets used for die-cut leaves and Polaroid 1E; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Hip to be Square 1/5; Simply Papercraft AG 1/3; The Crafty Addicts AG Use Die Cuts 3/3; The Outlawz Monday Greeting AG 1E; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5 wk2

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sea You at School

Hi, everyone! Today I'm sharing a back-to-school card! I made a fun underwater scene and used lots of bright colours! I inked up my adorable Mermaids clear stamps from Pink and Main for the first time and coloured them with Prismacolor pencils.


My card began with a watercolour background, which I die-cut with Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles. The "Sea You" part of the sentiment is from the Mermaids stamp set, and I computer-generated the "at school" words. Then I die-cut with Gina Marie Drop Pennant. I adhered the mermaid, fish, sand-dollar, and starfish, along with a number of clear sequins.  Lastly I added a shell sequin.

I would like to support the following three challenges:
Craftin Desert Divas Watercolour 3/4
djkardkreations AG w NBUS #7 2/3 C5 (stamps and shell sequin are the NBUS items)
Pink and Main Challenge 12 - School 1/3 C3



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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Dove of Peace

Hello, everyone! Before I get started, I would like to welcome three new followers - ionabunnyC. M.Taylor, and Sidelle Menon - thank you for joining me!


Today I'm sharing two cards I made with a gorgeous Dove of Peace die that I won over at the playground (thank you, Di!).  This is the first time I've used it so this is my NBUS item! If you don't know what NBUS means, please check out Darnell's fun challenge over at djkardkreations!

Card #1
I made a watercolour background and splattered it with water droplets to add some texture.  The watercolour panel was then die-cut with Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles.  I finished it off with a few clear sequins.

Card #1
I would like to support the following 5 challenges with Card #1:
ABC Christmas Challenge Q for Quick Layout UE
Christmas Cards All Year Round Bright Summer Colours 2/5
Craftin Desert Divas Watercolour 1/4
djkardkreations AG w NBUS #7 1/3 C5
Rudolph Days August 1E C10


Card #2
I made a watercolour background and splattered it with water droplets to add some texture. The watercolour panel was then die-cut with Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles. I adhered four decorative corner die-cuts (La-La Land Crafts) and finished it off with some clear sequins

Which card to you prefer?  I can't decide!

Card #2
I would like to support the following challenges with Card #2: ABC Christmas Challenge Q for Quick Layout UE; Allsorts Use at Least 2 Dies 1/3; Christmas Cards All Year Round Bright Summer Colours 3/5; Craftin Desert Divas Watercolour 2/4; Crafting by Designs Get Ready for Christmas 1/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Twist Hats 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Use a Sentiment UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra August AG UE; Creative Inspirations Christmas in August UE; Deep Ocean Things with Wings UE; Digi Designs Anything with Wings 1/3; DL.ART August Linky AG 1/day; Fab n Funky AG UE; Fussy and Fancy Let's Fly Away UE; Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE; Holly Jolly Christmas Non-Traditional Colours 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack Dies and Machine (I use Cuttlebug) 2/3; Not Just Cards August AG UE; Penny's Paper Crafty AG 3/3; Pile it On Die-cut Embellishments UE; Winter Wonderland White and One Other Colour / A Little Bird Told Me 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 wk2

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Cat-tastic Scene

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a kitty scene card! I'm still playing with my new stamps from Joy Clair - Just Kitten Around Clear Stamps.  I love this sweet kitty - his smile is contagious! He's enjoying the flowers flying away in the breeze!


I coloured the kitty with Prismacolor pencils and then fussy-cut. I created a little scene with die-cuts. The sentiment is from the same Joy Clair stamp set. Here are the other products used:
  • Dies:  Clouds (Paper Smooches), Grass (Lawn Fawn), Banner (MFT), Flowers (Impression Obsession), Stitched Rectangle (Gina Marie Designs)
  • Accents: Gems from my stash

My colour combo was inspired by the August challenge at Joy Clair:

August 2016

I would also like to support these challenges (listed alphabetically): Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges AG 3/4; Craft Your Passion Always AG 3/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Twist Hats 1/3; Creative Corner So Sweet 1/3; DL.ART August Linky AG 1/day; Fab n Funky AG UE; Fussy and Fancy Let's Fly Away (the flowers are flying in the air) UE; Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 3/3; Jo's Scrap Shack Dies and Machine (I use Cuttlebug) 1/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Love to Scrap AG 5/5; Mod Squad Pet or Animal 1/3; Not Just Cards August AG UE; Penny's Paper Crafty AG 2/3; Pile it On Die-cut Embellishments UE; Send a Smile 4 Kids AG 4 Kids 2/3; Sparkles Monthly Lots of Layers 3/3; SUYP Cats Only Furrything Goes UE; The Crafty Addicts AG Use Die Cuts 2/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG Twist AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 wk2

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Meow Ya Doing?

Hello, everyone!  Meow Ya Doing?  Today I'm sharing a kitty card!  The star of the card is an adorable kitty from Joy Clair - Just Kitten Around Clear Stamps.  I just received these stamps that I won from Joy Clair and I couldn't wait to get them inked up!  I can't help but smile when I look at this kitty!  He looks so happy!


I wanted to join the CASE Contest #1 over at the Joy Clair Facebook Group so I had a look on the Joy Clair Blog for inspiration. It didn't take long! I fell in love with Cornelia's card posted here and decided this was the card I wanted to CASE!

CORNE

My colour combo was inspired by the August challenge at Joy Clair:

August 2016

Here are the products used:

  • Clear StampsJoy Clair - Just Kitten Around, Paint Swoosh (Your Next Stamp)
  • Ink: Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, Simon Says Stamp Lucky, Versafine Onyx Black
  • Accents:  Washi Tape (from my stash), Enamel Dots (Doodlebug, Your Next Stamp)


I would also like to support these challenges (listed alphabetically): Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges AG 2/2; Craft Your Passion Always AG 2/3; Crop Stop Linky #19 (Distress Ink sold at Crop Stop here) 5/5; DL.ART August Linky AG 1/day; Emerald Faeries Make it Sparkle 2/3; Fab n Funky AG UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 2/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Love to Scrap AG 4/5; Mod Squad Pet or Animal 1/3; Not Just Cards August AG UE; Penny's Paper Crafty AG 1/3; Send a Smile 4 Kids AG 4 Kids 1/3; SUYP Cats Only Furrything Goes UE; The Artistic Stamper AG w Rubber Stamps 3/3; Tuesday Throwdown Make it Sparkle 1/3; Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday AG; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG Twist AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 wk1

Please join my celebration candy here!
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