Saturday, November 30, 2019

Bugaboo and Turkey?

Last day of the November challenge at Die Cut Divas and good luck to you.

I am in the mood for Autumn and turkey.  I found a bag of  silk Autumn leaves in my garage and had to scatter them with my card to take a picture.  See that strip of gold glitter tape on the left side - I had to cover a mistake.  I ran a 1/2 inch wide double sided tape up that side and then realized it wasn't the back side of the die-cut, but the front.  I grabbed the gold glitter tape and ran it on top of the double-sided tape.

You can save almost anything.  I hope you like this little gal because I think they are so much fun.

Closeup below

Bugaboo Sunbonnet Turkey
Hero Arts Flower Garden Fancy Die
Hero Arts sentiment "Merci!"
Stitched Rectangle STAX
Stitched Tags
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tags are the Rage

I'm joining in on the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019

All the details and the link up can be found HERE.

I started with stamping the plaid stamp on a diagonal and embossing it in white.  I have not finished all the tags, but I have a start.   I finished the tags before my cataract surgery, but didn't have enough time to post them.  More to come.  LOL

Completed tags below and I'm sure I'll use the other tags before Christmas.

I was inspired by Jane Taylor on this day.  I hadn't used my HA Bold Prints and thought I could use that for my plaid.  I colored two of them in with Copic marker R39 and will do the same on the larger mouse tag.

Card Chain Challenge for a Crafty Friend

The Card Chain Challenge (CCC) is a great way to receive a handmade card in the mail and I am so pleased that I can share my hobby and receive cards from people who enjoy making and sending cards as much as I do.  November is done and we are taking a break for the December holidays.  CCC will be back in January.  You can sign up for the January 2020 challenge from December 7th 2019 to January 6th 2020 at Card Chain Challenge.

This card went to a crafty person in England and I hope she enjoys the old truck with a snowy tree filled backdrop.  It was fun to create.  I don't usually do anything on the envelope, but couldn't resist using the negative of the tree die-cu as a stencil for the envelope with the same color Distress Ink, Shabby Shatters.

Close-up below  
I also sponged some Frayed Burlap on the lower left and bottom of the tree panel  You can see the stenciled snow background I used Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch on.  I colored the sky in B000 and B02 along the tree line (I lost my color chart I made for this). 

Inside of card below
I used some lightweight paper which has a great swirly gray pattern and topped it with the same tree die-cut as the outside, but in white.  I did write a note inside.

Worn-out truck digital stamp (Creative Heart Design)
Sizzix trees die
Kat Scrappiness "hello My Crafty Friend" die
Distress Ink - blueprint sketch
Snow embossing folder
Distress inks B000 & B02
Vagabond die cut machine

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Joining the 25 Days of Christmas Tags

I'd never heard of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags until this year and I have been having lots of fun seeing all the different tags and even making a few.

I am having cataract surgery tomorrow, so I want to make sure I enter at least once before surgery. 

I have made several different tags based on the inspiration tags, which are phenomenal.

My inspiration was from Day 10, by Joyce at 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  I loved the houses and cute backgrounds.  Here's the link to the to enter..

The two small tags are made with glitter paper while I sponged the large tag with Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink and dotted the sky with a white Uniball pen.

The houses are a new die from Elizabeth Craft Design.  Now I have some new gorgeous tags to use!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Butterflies, Anyone?

This is not a large card, just the size of the Hot Chocolate cup and whipped cream.  I rather hated to give it away today.   I cut 2 cups and cut the handle off on the back flap.  The paper worked out perfectly.

I had a request for a card or something to stand on a desk that had a butterfly or several with one rising up freeing itself.  My daughter-in-law wanted something that she can see as herself breaking out of MS and flying free.  This card went with the multimedia project I made (below the cup).  This butterfly is one of many on the project.  I am also showcasing my main project below this card.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Hot Chocolate die 
Butterflies by Echo Park on my Cameo die cut machine
Vagabond die cut machine for ECD dies
Paper - World Traveler 6" X 6" paper pad

I'm entering the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop here

It's very simple, but I rather like it.

I took a folder that opened from the top, put an 8 1/2 X 11 inch Sticky Canvas on the top, cut it down to about 7 inches wide and 9 1/2 inches long.  I glued another folder on the inside of the first folder to strengthen it so this can stand on its own and it Does!  I have never used canvas before, but used the acrylic colors directly on the sticky canvas, white, gray and sky blue to give a background of land and sky.  Using my Cameo, I cut an Echo Park buttery and what I believe is a Silhouette butterfly numerous times.   I took three Copic markers in yellows and reds.  My daughter-in-law likes Autumn colors, so that's how I chose my colors.  I'm happy with the results.

Butterflies by Echo Park and Silhouette cut on my Cameo die cut machine
Copic colors wings - R24, Y08, Y38, YR09 & body - R39
Acrylic paints in gray, white and sky blue
Sticky back canvas
Cameo die cut machine  

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Steam Looks Spooky!

A pretty simple card and a kind of scary steam rising from the cup.  That steam happens when your Nuvo Crystal Drops get out of hand.  I have friends who will get a kick out of it.  But it does look like tentacles coming up from the cup.

zarf is something that helps you hold a hot cup without burning your fingers.  I put the word "Coffee" over the zarf , printed, colored and cut the cup.  

I had printed out "Take a Break, part of the Caffeine Fix Digital set from Hero Arts, no longer available since A2Z Scrapbooking closed.  I used a new die-cut to cut out the sentiment on the Hero Arts card set I bought a couple years ago at Target.

I'm entering the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop here.

Hero Arts Caffeine Fix digital kit, no longer available

Letmefun Nested Stitched Scallop Rectangle Frame Cutting Dies

Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Ebony Black

Hero Arts card I purchased at Target about 4 or so years ago
Vagabond die cut machine

Your Paper Coffee Cup Should Always Come With a Zarf

zarf is something that helps you hold a hot cup without burning your fingers.  Zarf is a peculiar looking word loaned from Arabic and originally denoted a metal holder for a drinking glass — which would be unwieldy to handle if it contained a hot beverage.

I know I'm just odd when it comes to words, but a zarf is a zarf.  

I printed out a coffee digi from Hero Arts (no longer available) and colored the cup after setting the sentiment of "Take a Break" on top of the zarf  on the cup in Word.  I colored with Copic markers and free hand cut the cup out, outlined in black and found an old Hero Arts card that was sold in Target years back.  I think it looks well on that background and I believe I even used the stamp that came with the card package.

It's very simple, but I rather like it.

Hero Arts digital Caffeine Fix (no longer available at A2Z Scrapbooking which closed its doors October 31st, 2019
Copic markers
Hero Arts Stamp "Thinking of You" (Wood block stamp with card set)
No die-cutting (imagine that!)
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Ebony Black

I'm entering the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop here

Friday, November 1, 2019

It's a Bugaboo Thanksgiving or Thank You

Check out Die Cut Divas for the November challenge of Thanks or Thanksgiving.  The Sponsor for November is fantastic Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

NOVEMBER:2019 (THEME - THANKSGIVING OR THANK YOU) SPONSOR - Bugaboo offer a $12.00 gift code which is approx. 4 images.

Close-up below

Theme: Anything goes as long as it is caffeinated
Friday, November 1 (6 am Pacific) - Friday, November 8,
To enter this hop, click here.
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Bugaboo Christmas Mouse - Cocoa
Elizabeth Craft Design "Thank You" Stand Up Helper
Memory Box Maple Leaves
Border dies - unknown dies
Copic markers
Uniball Signo broad - white
Vagabond die cut machine

I'm entering:
the Fall & Winter Coffee Lovers' Bloghop