Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April With Morgan's Artworld

The theme is always "Anything Goes" at Morgan's ArtWorld.
  
Challenge dates are April 1st to April 27th on Pacific Daylight Savings Time.
You can use any image or project you have created and enter up to three (3) times on the blog.

For purchasing Morgan's ArtWorld Images please visit the website at Creative Art Design Studio.  There will no longer be any sales from the Facebook shop.





And introducing another shop by Morgan, visit Morgan Fitzsimons Creative Hub


Image may contain: possible text that says 'Morgan Fitzsimons reative Hab'

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We would like to invite you to our Morgan's ArtWorld Facebook Group. 
Please come and join our Group HERE!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/848616968526756/

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Morgan's ArtWorld Pinterest Link: HERE
https://www.pinterest.com.au/MorgansArtworld/
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I have had this beautiful image printed out for several months and decided this was the time to color it and I wanted something different, not red or yellow, but blue.  I wasn't sure of my colors at first, but as I went on, I fell in love with the colors.

I did write the colors down, but mislaid them so I'm afraid I can only guess, but I believe I used some B00, B02 and B14 for the flowers with perhaps G40, G17, but really not sure.  Try your colors and see what you can do.  I think you'll like this classic flower.

I think this would make a good Get Well card.
Supplies:
Morgan's Artworld digital image
QuicKutz cutting dies - nesting rectangles
Kraft card 
Silver glitter tape
Leftover patterned card stock
Various Copic markers
Store-bought flower with Nuvo drops - Midnight

I have entered the following challenges:

Polkadoodle  Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft- "Anything Goes"
A Perfect Time to Craft - "Anything Goes"
Mix it Up - "Anything Goes"




Di's Digi Get Well

Time for a new challenge over at Die Cut Divas and it's all about the animals.  I needed a "get well" card for a friend who is having wrist surgery and thought this would be perfect.  It's like wrapping everything, including the wrist and having fun too.  I thought the ribbons were a reminder of being wrapped up in gauze and putting a nice yellow bow on top.  I really like the bright red and yellow here.  You never know when a leftover piece of yellow patterned card stock will come in handy.

I added more dots to the ground to create a whole floor.  I thought it turned out to be very cute.

Supplies:
Di's Digis "Get Well Mice B&W" digital stamp
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched rectangles
Copic markers C00, C0, C2, C3, C4; E000, E00, E11, E13; Y04, Y09, Y19; YR000, YR12, YR15; black multiliner 0.3 
White uniball pen
Ribbons in my stash (velvet & grossgrain)





Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Down on the Farm with Chic Chickadee Crafts

Last day of the Die Cut Divas' February challenge.  (Tutorial on working with Word below last photo.

I went a little "down on the farm" here.  Anyone remember that song by Doris Day, "A bushel and a peck"?  Well, it was really quite catchy.   The opening lyric is part of the Sugartree Farmhouse Digital stamp set at Chic Chickadee Crafts.
Lyrics

I love you a bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck
A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap
A barrel and a heap and I'm talkin' in my sleep...


Close-up below.  Next time I will color the big basket 
a lighter shade so the sentiment is more visible.


I googled how to add another jpeg on top of another jpeg in Word.
  1. I copied, pasted and resized the bushel baskets and sentiment in Word
  2. Working with Word 10, I then clicked on the baskets image.  
  3. While still in the image, I RIGHT-Clicked on "Wrap Text".  
  4. Another drop-down popped up and I clicked on "Behind Text".   
  5. I then clicked on the sentiment.
  6. I RIGHT-Clicked on "Wrap Text".
  7. Another drop-down popped up and I clicked on "Square".
  8. I moved the text over the baskets and resized anything I didn't like.
  9. I printed this off on Copic paper to color.
Supplies:
Die-namics Stitched Rectangles
Elizabeth Design Crafts Postage Stamp Squares
Copic markers E29, E47, E55 & E57; R 24, R27, R29 & R39 plus ) blender
Vagabond die cut machine





Saturday, March 28, 2020

Never-Seen-Ink Challenge

This week Hero Arts is encouraging us to dive into our supplies and actually *use* those products! 

They are calling this challenge Never-Seen-Ink!   But, wait,  it is not limited to only stamps but also dies that have been languishing in our stash. 

I have used the die that comes with the Hero Arts "Thanks" set, but never the stamps, ta-dah.  Also, I bought a large plaid block cover stamp and I think it's from Hero Arts, but I cannot find the label for it, so I'm not sure.  I AM SURE I have never used it either.  I stamped only part of the cover stamp in Distress Ink "Tattered Rose" on the bottom right of the card, then lined up the sentiment stamps (NOT as well as I could have) and stamped them in the darkest of the Hero Arts Ombre Inks Light Ruby to Royal Red.  To distract the bad stamping, I used the stars in the set too.

Entering the Never-Seen-Ink! challenge here.

Leave me a comment if you  know who manufactured the plaid block cover stamp used here.


I have to tell you, lining up my sentiments today has been totally OFF.  My first stamping of the sentiment "you are the best" was angled upward, so I saved the day by stamping two more times at angles and I think it worked.  
Inside of card


Supplies:
I think the plaid cover stamp is a Hero Arts stamp.  
Hero Arts Ombre Light Ruby to Royal Red ink
SURPRISE - NO DIE-CUTTING WAS USED ON THIS CARD!



Chic Chickadee Tags/Banners

I had pre-colored some Chic Chickadee coffee cups and wanted to share what I used them for.  I just needed to choose papers for some tags and also a card.  I recently purchased some papers from Stampin' Up and I was more than eager to try them out.

I also needed to use some banner dies which have sat unused for quite some time.  Below is the result of banner die-cuts and coffee cups.  I think I should have used a different background to really show off the background colors, but alas, these have left the building, much like Elvas.


Card below.
I sent this card off to a friend and hope it gets through all the borders.



Have fun stamping.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Hero Arts Happy Days


I totally stole this idea from Lin Brandyberry at Sending Hugs.  Lin cut the Garden Flower die cut apart and made a gorgeous unique card.

I had to try it out myself.  I had cut the die from some VERY glossy paper (not even realizing it), but it went with this very glossy card base originally sold by Hero Arts in Target stores more than several years ago.  I love these stripes, but have barely used the cards.  I colored the glossy paper with Copics which do not really show the true colors on glossy paper as well, but I am totally satisfied with this card.  It's bright and fun on dreary days and that's what I was going for.


Closeup below
Supplies:
Hero Arts Card - in a kit about 10 years or so ago
Hero Arts Garden Flower Fancy Die
Kat Scrappiness Hello My Crafty Friend dies (Hello used here)
Copic markers G06, G14, R32, R35, R39, R59 & Y38
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Ripened Pumpkin, Red Berry & Nuvo Glitter Drops - Ruby Slippers
Vagabon die cut machine

I want to enter the following challenges:
Polkadoodle  Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - "Anything Goes"
The House That Stamps Built - "Anything Goes" ?
A Bit More Time to Craft- "Anything Goes"
Mix it Up - "Anything Goes"

Monday, March 23, 2020

Window on the Garden for The Card Chain Challenge

I sponged Distress Oxide ink over this front panel, spritzed with water.  I was really looking to make it the background, but I accidentally cut it out with the Window on the Garden die.  I used another background I had made for another card which seemed to go well with the blue.  I thought I'd give some depth with the Nuvo Drops.  I was going for a fresh garden and chose a bright yellow card base for the panels (I cut two rectangle dies so they would layer properly).

This is going to Greta, part of the Card Chain Challenge.  It's so nice to receive a card in the mail.


See close-up below.

Supplies:
Hero Arts Window on the Garden
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangle dies
Little B Handwritten (hello die)
Distress Oxide (I think Salty Ocean for front panel)
Distress Oxide (Picked Raspberry & Spiced Marmalade for bottom panel)
Nuvo Crystal Drops Violet Galaxy, Woodland Green, Caribbean Ocean &Midnight Blue

Have a great spring.

I'm entering the following challenges:
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Mix It Up - Anything Goes




Thursday, March 12, 2020

I told you I liked this Hero Arts Window on the Garden!

I wanted to see how an all white card would come out.  Because of the way I cut this die (rectangular), I thought it needed something below the garden window and also something across.  I had small pieces of the thin dotted paper and decided to strengthen it with a heavy black cardstock beneath.  I like the way it turned out.  While I was cutting this die, I cut quite a few so I could try out different techniques. There will be at least one more card this month to show you.  It's on its way in the mail.

1. I die-cut the stitched rectangles about 10 times on glossy paper for sponging with distress or distress oxide inks.
2. I die cut the stitched rectangles about 10 times on regular card stock (my top panels)
3. I then positioned the Hero Arts Window on the Garden die on the regular card stock die cuts (the ones I cut in #2) and cut the window 10 times.
4. I put the regular die-cut card stock on top of the glossy die-cuts so they are ready to use.
5. I now have enough to make these quite quickly for various occasions from sympathy to celebration.


Close-up below.
Supplies:
Hero Arts Window on the Garden Fancy Die
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Little B Handwritten (both dies from this same set)
Black and black w white dots scrap papers
Vagabond die cut machine

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Morgan's Artworld's March Challenge Inspiration

The theme is always "Anything Goes" at Morgan's ArtWorld.  
Challenge dates are Janurary 1st to January 27th on Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco)
You can use any image or project you have created and enter up to three (3) times on the blog.

For purchasing Morgan's ArtWorld Images please visit the new website at Creative Art Design Studio.  There will no longer be any sales from the Facebook shop.





And introducing another shop by Morgan, visit Morgan Fitzsimons Creative Hub


Image may contain: possible text that says 'Morgan Fitzsimons reative Hab'

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We would like to invite you to our Morgan's ArtWorld Facebook Group. 
Please come and join our Group HERE!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/848616968526756/

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Morgan's ArtWorld Pinterest Link: HERE
https://www.pinterest.com.au/MorgansArtworld/
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My inspiration for March is a wonderful image named Fantasy Fae Nerine Digi Stamp 10.  She is a new image and I had to color her.  I'd love to see what you color for our March challenge, Anything Goes.


Close-up below

Supplies:
Morgan's Artworld Fantasy Fae Nerine Digi Stamp 10
Elizabeth Craft Stitched Rectangle die
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I'm entering the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - "Anything Goes"
Creative Moments - "Anything Goes"
Crafty Sentiments - "Anything Goes"
The House That Stamps Built - "Anything Goes"
A Bit More Time to Craft - "Anything Goes"
A Perfect Time to Craft - "Anything Goes"
Colour Crazy - "Anything Goes"




It's Chic Chickadee Crafts Time

I'm not a coffee drinker, but so many of my friends are, so I went for an Iced Coffee friend who will laugh with me about this sentiment.  Check out the "Anything Goes" challenge at Die Cut Divas.  Don't you just love "anything goes"?


Die Cut Divas' sponsor for March is Chic Chickadee Crafts.  Lots of different things to check out.  Have fun with her digis too.




Be sure to visit Chic Chickadee Crafts.

Chic Chickadee Crafts Hug in a Mug
Hero Arts Nesting Tags Infinity Dies
Elizabeth Craft Designs (one of the miscellaneous dies)
Miscellaneous sequins
Copic markers
Glossy Accents on the "ice"
Card stock
Vagabond die cut machine

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Playing Around With Hero Arts Is Always A Pleasure

Hero Arts is the February sponsor for Die Cut Divas and the theme is Hearts and Flowers. The challenge link is right here.
The challenge ends at 9:00 p.m. Pacific (San Francisco)

The prize is a $24 gift certificate to the Hero Arts store.

I used Flower Garden Fancy Die and the Thanks Stamp and Cut for today's inspiration.  I didn't use the entire Flower Garden Fancy die-cut.  I cut the die, mostly following the natural foliage.   I love the versatility of this die.


Close-up

Flower Garden Fancy Die below.  It doesn't look like much, but endless possibilities exist.
Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Altenew Halftone Hearts Nesting Dies
Copics in light colors
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss midnight blue, crushed grape, violet galaxy & Glitter drops ruby slippers for dots for centers of flowers 
Vagabond die cut machine




Friday, February 28, 2020

My New Favorite Hero Arts Die

Almost Leap Day., but I couldn't pass up creating a card with my new Hero Arts "favorite" die right now.  When I saw it in the catalog, I knew I just had to have it and ordered it right away.  It is sold out right now as I think everyone else in Hero Arts land had to have it too.  I can imagine this die being used for almost any occasion from sympathy to wedding.

First I die-cut both glossy and regular card stock with the same size Stitched Rectangle dies.  I then took the card stock and die-cut the paper with the Window on the Garden Fancy Die.    I left the top panel white and sponged oxide distress inks on the glossy piece of white card stock.  I spritzed with water and dabbed it off with a tissue to create texture.   I glued the pieces together and chose a deep grape color note card to glue the panels to.  Minimal decoration and I'm finished.



Close-up below


Supplies:

Hero Arts Window on the Garden Fancy Die
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Memory Box with sympathy die
Distress Oxide Inks Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet
Flower in stash
Purple glass elements in stash
Vagabond die cut machine

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Flowers All Over My Heart

 I thought I'd combine flowers with a heart card and I do love the look, just a pop of color from the die-cut (a beautiful blue glittery paper) is all it needed.   The heart is 3.76" X 3.32". 

I glued the flower die onto the paper first and then die-cut the largest heart of my set.  I die-cut the "thanks" sentiment and glued it to the heart flower card base.    I also die-cut another heart, put it on my scoring board and scored the heart panel about 1/2 inch from the top, making sure the fold was flat by pressing my bone folder on the fold.  I glued the finished top to the 1/2 inch folded heart top, lining up the panels and pressing to seal the panels.  It's really a much easier card than my description makes it.

Here I used an Altenew Heart die, the Hero Arts largest heart is 4.66 X 4.11" and your card would be much larger.

Supplies:
Hero Arts Flower Garden Fancy Die 
Hero Arts Thanks Stamp and Cut set
Altenew Halftone Hearts Nesting Die Set
Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies (not used here, but bigger range of sizes. 
Glitter paper
Martha Stewart Scoring board
Vagabond die cut machine



Saturday, February 22, 2020

Shouting Out To My CCC Recipient, Dawn Turley

If you haven't heard of The Card Chain Challenge and you like to give as well as receive cards, you might consider joining in on the fun for March.   I had made some cards with the Hero Arts Flower Garden Fancy Die and had a few extra things on my desk when I was trying to think about how I wanted to do a card for my friend, Dawn T.  I had given up, but had taken one more glance at the challenge.  I had propped myself on a pillow when this very design popped into my head.  The design was in my mind, but the heart replaced the circle and I saw SCORE LINES in my design.  Well, needless to say, I was ready to go.

Picture shows the die cut beneath the card and the envelope on the left bottom edge of the card.  I took a left-over die-cut piece and sponged worn lipstick distress ink over the top to decorate the front of the envelope.



Close-up below


I die-cut two layers of black cardstock and the top layer of black glitter paper and glued all of them together.  Simple, but I really like it.  I hope Dawn does too!

Supplies:
Hero Arts Flower Garden Fancy Die in red glitter paper
Elizabeth Craft Designs "Smile" die
Altenew Halftone Hearts Nesting Die Set
Glitter paper in black and red
Scoring board
Vagabond die cut machine







Sunday, February 16, 2020

Bingo Challenge at Bugaboo

I know I'm late in making Valentine cards, but better late then never.

I have been trying to use each die I've received before they become old dies that have never been used.  I never even opened the package from a couple months ago until now. 

I'm entering the Bugaboo challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge.  For the challenge, I chose the bottom straight across (Dots/Stripes, Pearl and Flower) for the challenge.  I hope my Nuvo Drops count as dots.



I used a Elizabeth Craft Designs (ECD) die, put some Nuvo drops in the middle of the small flowers and pearls in the middle of the larger flowers.  I didn't realize how large this die was until I purchased it.  WOW  It becomes the card.  Beautiful, really just lovely.  I used an ECD sentiment "Dream" cut from red glitter paper.

These are so easy to make, that I did an assembly line  Two (as Valentine cards) are going to my daughter-in-law and granddaughter.  One is a birthday card going to a dear friend.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Just a Country Child for Morgan's Artworld

The theme is always "Anything Goes" at Morgan's ArtWorld.  
Challenge dates are Janurary 1st to January 27th on Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco)
You can use any image or project you have created and enter up to three (3) times on the blog.

For purchasing Morgan's ArtWorld Images please visit the new website at Creative Art Design Studio.  There will no longer be any sales from the Facebook shop.





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We would like to invite you to our Morgan's ArtWorld Facebook Group. 
Please come and join our Group HERE!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/848616968526756/

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Morgan's ArtWorld Pinterest Link: HERE
https://www.pinterest.com.au/MorgansArtworld/




Supplies:
Morgan's Artworld Country Child 14 
QuicKutz Nesting Ovals dies
Copic markers
Two cat dies
Vagabond die cut machine


I am participating in the following challenges:
Mix it up - anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft challenge February-2020 anything goes
Craft-Dee Bowz  - anything goes
Color Crazy Challenge - anything goes
Digi Choosday - anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - use a digital image
Through The Craftroom Door - anything goes

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

You Too Can Join The Card Chain Challenge

If you love to send and/or receive cards, you should join us at The Card Chain Challenge.  People who love to make cards can have that homemade card feeling of appreciation on receiving their own card from a fellow card maker.

I reveled my last card on January 31st, but I am going to show it here too so you have an idea of what we may be sending to each other.  There are three challenges and you don't have to use all three.  I used the "die" challenge.  There are always choices/options on what you want to do for your challenge; color, sketch, theme or product/technique.  Friendship is always an option under the theme choices.  

On this card, I chose two options to work with, dies and friendship.

 I copied this blurb below so you can see when you can join the fun and when the reveal will be.  I hope to see you at The Card Chain Challenge.

"Next Two Challenges
Hey, Gentle Readers, if you want to join in the fun, you can sign up for the February Card Chain Challenge until 6th February. All cards exchanged will be revealed here on 2nd March 2020.

The March Card Chain Challenge sign-up begins on 7th February and ends on 6th March. All cards exchanged in that challenge should arrive at their destinations by March 31st and will be revealed here on 2nd April, 2020."

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Hero Arts with Hearts and Flowers

Hero Arts is the February sponsor for Die Cut Divas and the theme is Hearts and Flowers. The challenge link is right here.

The prize is a $24 gift certificate to the Hero Arts store.

to create her card.  The Flower Garden die is so easy to cut with and the flowers and leaves just drop in your hand with little effort.  That's hard to say sometimes.  Often a large sentiment will feel too big, but here, it just fits perfectly.  The coloring was fairly quick and missing a spot here or there is really no big thing, as it looks great even if you didn't blend a lot or missed a spot.  I popped a little heart on the bottom right, not too big, not too small, just right. 

I do have to tell you that I CASED the card here.  The cards are below the die.

Close-up

Supplies:
Hello Message Fancy Die (may be sold out)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Elizabeth Craft Designs elephant (heart on bottom right)
Cream cardstock used for die-cutting & panel
Copic markers B00, B16, BV13, G00, G03, G09, R20, R22, RV13, V01, V04, Y04, Y08, Y19
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss midnight blue, crushed grape, violet galaxy & Glitter drops ruby slippers for dots for centers of flowers 
Vagabond die cut machine


Friday, January 31, 2020

My Friend Laughed and Laughed

My friend laughed and laughed when I showed her this card.  Really, I am glad this had that effect on her, but I was totally unprepared for the depth of laughter and that she thought it was so darn cute.   That was when I decided to send it to my Card Chain Challenge partner and I hope she has the same reaction.

This is also my card for inspiration at Die Cut Divas where the challenge is all about something NEW!  For inspiration on this last day of January, head on over to the Die Cut Divas' Thank You post here.

This is the first time I've cut the background die and used the "Hello" part of the sentiment die.


Close-up below.  Dark blue glitter paper for the "Hello friend" sentiment.



Supplies:
Kat Scrappiness Scripty "Hello My Crafty Friend" die
Gina Marie Designs Bubble Diamond Mosaic Background Die available at Kat Scrappiness
Crazy Birds dies available at Kat Scrappiness
Dark blue glitter paper
Copic Markers to color the bird
Vagabond die cut machine



Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year With Morgan's Artworld

The theme is always "Anything Goes" at Morgan's ArtWorld.  
Challenge dates are Janurary 1st to January 27th on Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco)
You can use any image or project you have created and enter up to three (3) times on the blog.

For purchasing Morgan's ArtWorld Images please visit the new website at Creative Art Design Studio.  There will no longer be any sales from the Facebook shop.





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We would like to invite you to our Morgan's ArtWorld Facebook Group. 
Please come and join our Group HERE!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/848616968526756/

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Morgan's ArtWorld Pinterest Link: HERE
https://www.pinterest.com.au/MorgansArtworld/
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I am still in the Christmas spirit and made another holiday card.  I didn't know I'd like this image so much.  This is the first time I've used this image and even though I'm not much for the style of this woman's hair, I grew to love her and she's more beautiful in real life.


Close-up

Supplies:
Cameo 9  still in the Facebook files
Kat Scrappiness Mandala die-cut
Hero Arts card bought at Target years ago
Vagabond die cut machine

I want to participate in the following challenges:
Mix it up - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - something new
A Perfect Time to Craft challenge 1-2020 anything goes
Craft-Dee Bowz # 81 - anything goes
Color Crazy Challenge anything goes