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.

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.
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

I think the plaid cover stamp is a Hero Arts stamp.  
Hero Arts Ombre Light Ruby to Royal Red ink

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
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.

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.
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.

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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

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