Saturday, July 2, 2022

June Reveal for the Card Chain Challenge

 My June card had to be a Pop Up card.  I really am having so much fun now that I have a few pop-up dies - dies made just for pop-up cards - YES!  I thought I'd make a summer house for a summer month - June.  I have the Poppy Stamps Winter House and I've made a Winter House and a Halloween house with it (to be shown in August.  Now I have a really different kind of summer house.  I couldn't throw away the cover on a pad of paper and cut it for possible use in the future - the future is NOW.  I couldn't just leave it alone, so I used some wonderful items from Whimsy to go with the house.  I think it turned out rather cute - well, I love it. As you can see I added a tree with clumps of leaves (really clouds colored green), hedges, flowers, bees, bunnies & little hearts.  Maybe a little overboard, but I couldn't stop.

House in Easel position - I added a sentiment as a stop for the easel.

Close-up of the easel card - I hid a bunny behind the door - barely fitting.

Close-up of the bunny with his ear sticking up above the door.  He had to stoop to get in the house, you see.

I hope you don't mind all the pictures, but I couldn't resist.

Supplies:
Poppy Stamps Winter House Pop Up Easel Set craft dies
Whimsy Slimline Meadow Die Set - tree with leaves (clouds colored green, hedges, flowers and a little bunny
Whimsy A Bunny Birthday clear stamps - the bunny in the door
Sunny Studio Just Bee-cause stamps - bees
Sunny Studio Just Bee-cause dies - bees & hearts (hearts cut from yellow folder)
Hero Arts Anytime Messages - sentiment set I've had for decades 
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I'd like to enter the following challenges.
The Corrosive Challenge - “Anything Goes” #6
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes” #69
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” #60
DL. ART "Anything Goes"




Friday, July 1, 2022

July Morgan's Artworld Inspiration Card

 The July Challenge for Morgan's Artworld is "Anything Goes" from July 1st to July 27th.

You can use any image or project you have posted in June. For purchasing Morgan's ArtWorld Images, please visit the website at Creative Art Design Studio 

Be sure to join the challenge blog at 
Morgan's Artworld Challenge Blog


https://www.facebook.com/groups/848616968526756/
Join Morgan's ArtWorld Facebook Group HERE!

My inspiration card for July
I guess I've been in a green mood and just had to choose green and yellow for the lady.  She is quite bewitching and I chose this sentiment to say what I felt.  I found some stickers to pop onto the borders of the card & one snowflake for the panel popped up from the main card panel.  I'm very happy with this beautiful woman.
Supplies:
Morgan's Creative Art Design Studio Spanish Eyes 4 Greayscale image
Sunny Studio Bewitching stamps - sentiment
Starform stickers - black Deco ribbon border snowflakes (in stash for years)
Copic markers
Double-sided foam tape
Wink of Stella - clear
Vagabond die cut machine

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge - “Anything Goes” #6
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes” #69
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” #60
DL. ART "Anything Goes"
A Perfect Time to Craft - "Anything Goes" #7-2022
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything Goes" #101

Christmas in July with Elizabeth Craft Designs

I'm playing with Elizabeth Craft Designs products this month and enjoying every bit of it, especially adding to my Christmas cards.  

The Die Cut Divas' challenge is "Christmas In July"

The prize to the randomly drawn winner is a $25 gift certificate.

I didn't have time to make a card with this fantastic train set and I finally did a happy dance on completing this card.  I have to give credit to one of the designers for Elizabeth Craft Designs for turning a fence into train tracks.  Yes, I had to have the train, the cars and the "train tracks" - um, fence.  The set has 4 slimline dies with two small flower making sets.  But today, it was all about cutting the "tracks".  I didn't use the sprinkles that come with the train engine, but added Nuvo dots. The only thing I colored were the Christmas lights and then added Glossy Accents to them for lots of shine.

I took the picture on my Smoke Tree in the back yard.  The tree literally looks like it's made of smoke.




Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Holiday Train
Elizabeth Craft Designs Train Cars
Elizabeth Craft Designs Adventure Edges 2 "train tracks" but I wish I had bought
Elizabeth Craft Designs Slimline Adventure Edges.  I pieced together the tracks.
Elizabeth Craft Designs set of Winter/Christmas Words no longer available at ECD
My Favorite Things Cloud Stencil
Distress Ink - Broken China
Copic markers
Scrap paper
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Red Berry
Vagabond die cut machine

I would like to enter the following challenges
The Corrosive Challenge - “Anything Goes” #6
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes” #69
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” #60
DL. ART "Anything Goes"
A Perfect Time to Craft - "Anything Goes" #7-2022
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything Goes" #101


Thursday, June 30, 2022

Just A Little SheepSki Designs Thanks

Thank You to Sheep Ski Designs for their sponsorship of Die Cut Divas and I couldn't just do one card with this fabulous strawberry image.

SheepSkiDesigns is the Die Cut Divas' sponsor for June and I have another creation using those beautiful images.

SheepSkiDesigns is offering a prize of three images of your choice!


Supplies:
SheepSkiDesigns Strawberry Season # 33
Kat Scrappiness Never Ending Square Dies
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine





Sunday, June 19, 2022

Happy Father's Day To All The Fathers Out There

 My oldest son likes to grill and used to grill outdoors a lot, so I thought this would be pretty meaningful to make for him for Father's Day.  It was fairly simple and I did die cut two of the flame dies out of a yellow file folder and sponged them with vintage photo distress ink (I sponged the back of one).  I liked the fuller flames.

Close up
Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Back Yard Barbecue
Little B Handwritten (happy die cut)
Silver & Copper papers in stash
Vintage Photo Distress ink 
Vagabond die cut machine

I would like to enter the following challenges:
The Paper Funday - #42 "Anything Goes" w/optional "Masculine"
Aud Sentiments  Summer & a Sentiment
Crafty Calendar "Anything Goes"
Let's craft and create #184 "AG" & a sentiment





Wednesday, June 15, 2022

June World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Starts Today

   World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

You MUST be a DT on any Design Team in the World to be eligible to enter this Challenge ~ New exception rule, this challenge is now open to any of Julia Spiri Facebook Members, and you are not required to be on a DT.

The challenge runs from June 15th through July 12th, 
2:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight


Julia Spiri April Elf
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
QuicKutz Nesting Circles
Wire Swirls "Earth Tones"
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I would like to enter the following challenges:
The Paper Funday - #42 "Anything Goes" w/optional "Masculine"
Aud Sentiments  Summer & a Sentiment
Crafty Calendar "Anything Goes"
Let's craft and create #184 "AG" & a sentiment
Love To Scrap Challenge #155 "Anything Goes"
Mix It Up Challenge #59 "Anything Goes" without optional technique twist

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Time to Make another Christmas Card

  I colored these cute animals and then I wasn't sure if I wanted to have them on a hillside or a woodland or something else.  I found this card from a very old Hero Arts card set which had an owl under the top left critter.  You never know what will work.  I got this stamp set a couple months ago, but never got the chance to use it.  Easy to color and a snap to use a matching die.  

Supplies:
Sunny Studio Sledding Critters stamp
Sunny Studio Sledding Critters dies
Elizabeth Craft Designs sentiments (no longer available)
Elizabeth Craft Designs brrrrr  (no longer available)
pre-cut strips - not sure which company in blue and red
Copic markers
Hero Arts pre-made cards
Vagabond die cut machine

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - # 63 Pawfectly Pawsome Christmas
Classic Design - ATG June # 6
Colour Crazy - "Anything Goes" (starts on a Friday) 
NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff) Sledding Critters never used before
Merry Little Christmas Challenge "Anything Christmas Goes" #44 Peace on Earth Xmas "Always Christmas & Anything Goes" # 17 The 12 months of Christmas challenge - "Anything goes" #89
Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge  Cute Christmas Critters #137




Thursday, June 2, 2022

Reveal for the Card Chain Challenge for May

 I'm always fascinated by the cards and everyone's style that people make and always pleased to receive a card from someone near or far.  I think this card qualifies for a "fancy fold".  I certainly hope so.  

I've found the Sunny Studio small sets to be such fun and will work so well with the new Whimsy fold card die I purchased.  I used the Just Bee-cause stamps & matching dies on each fold of the card.  It was so much fun to put together.  I used at least one bee for each page of this mini slimline tri-fold card with lots of little hearts on the first two pages.  Those hearts are so small, I could use the scraps from the Sunshine die cut to cut them out.

Front of my card

2nd layer of card

Inside of card

Back of card 
I die cut and stamped a back piece for this card.  Since I used a light weight card stock for the card, this extra bit of paper adds a bit more stability to the card and gives a good place to write a proper note.
Supplies:
Whimsy Mini Slim Tri-fold card die set
Sunny Studio Just Bee-cause stamps & matching dies
Sunny Studio Sunshine die
Kat Scrappiness Mini Slimline Diamond Wire & Wood Grain Frame die
Kat Scrappiness Mini Slimline Embossed Edges dies (back of card)
Copic markers BG0000, Y04, Y08, 100
Vagabond die cut machine

The challenge information for May is below.  We could have chosen a sketch, theme or product to work with and I chose fancy fold. 


I'd like to enter the following challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge "Anything Goes" #6-2022
Creative Moments - "Anything Goes" #234
Creatalicious  "Anything Goes" #236
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes” #68
Mix It Up Challenge Blog "Anything Goes” w opt twist
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything Goes"

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

June with Morgan's Artworld

  The June Challenge for Morgan's Artworld is "Anything Goes" from June 1st to June 27th.

You can use any image or project you have posted in June. For purchasing Morgan's ArtWorld Images, please visit the website at Creative Art Design Studio 


https://www.facebook.com/groups/848616968526756/
Join Morgan's ArtWorld Facebook Group HERE!

My inspiration card for June

What a wonderful image for a Christmas card.  This was an easy image to color and such a quick one too.  I'm very happy with it.  I did have a talk between myself and me on whether to stamp directly on the inner part of the bell, use a die cut or use one of the "Warm Wishes" die cut sentiments I had made when I was in the mood to just stamp winter sentiments and die cut them.  I went with the die cut sentiment which I think adds more depth.

Creative Design Studio Xmas Bell
Elizabeth Craft Design Studio Stitched Rectangles dies
Magenta stencil (no name on stencil)
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine
Scrap papers

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge "Anything Goes" #6-2022
Creative Moments - "Anything Goes" #234
Gem of a Challenge - "Anything Goes" Wk 11                        
Creatalicious  "Anything Goes" #236
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes” #68
Mix It Up Challenge Blog "Anything Goes” w opt twist
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything Goes"




Time To Play WIth SheepSki Designs

 SheepSkiDesigns is the Die Cut Divas' sponsor for June and I'm happy to have some play time and give you some inspiration for their challenge. The theme is summer and the first thing I thought of was the beach. SheepSki Designs has the cutest beach scene and I've been wanting to color it for ages. I just got my change!

SheepSkiDesigns is offering a prize of three images of your choice!


Summer is the theme for Die Cut Divas this month and I couldn't resist making two cards.  One's a summer beach and the other must include taking pictures.  Here's my summer beach, all bright and sunny with lots of sand to put your toes in.


I had the best time coloring this.  Here's to coloring and having fun this summer.
Supplies:
SheepSkiDesigns Beach Hut Holiday
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Little B Handwritten die (hello)
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I'd like to enter the following challenges: Card 1
The Corrosive Challenge - “Anything Goes”
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes”
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” w opt twist
DL. ART "Anything Goes"

My second card was just so much fun to color!  I did nick the top left corner and thought I'd draw some flying birds to cover it up.  Not sure they did, but I'm ok with it.  The SheepSki digital comes with two images (the other has a lighthouse scene in the camera lens).  Some of my marker ran into the smallest fingernail so I took a white pen to make the nails whiter.
Supplies:
SheepSkiDesigns Taking Pics # 153
Elizabeth Craft Designs Big Balloon die (does not seem to be available)
Little B Handwritten die (congrats)
My Favorite Things Cloud Stencil
Copic markers
Uni-ball Signo pen for nails
Vagabond die cut machine

I'd like to enter the following challenges: Card 2
A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge "Anything Goes" #6-2022
Creative Moments - "Anything Goes" #234
Gem of a Challenge - "Anything Goes" Wk 11                        
Creatalicious  "Anything Goes" #236
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything Goes"





Tuesday, May 31, 2022

I'm Having A Cas-Ual Fridays Kind Of Day

 
The Die Cut Divas challenge is ending today at 9:00 p.m. Pacific time, so you only have a short time to enter at Die Cut Divas.

ATTN: Cas-ual Fridays Stamps is offering a $20 gift code to their store to the lucky winner. Prize is restricted US or Canadian player at this time.

The Theme is “Anything Goes” The prize is a $20 gift code.
Cas-ual Fridays Stamps winner is restricted to a US or Canadian player.

I know many people love their coffee, so I thought a cheerful cup of coffee card would be a hit with a friend of mine.  I made a mini-slimline card as a base and the details just emerged.  I used a Cas-ual Fridays slimline die-cut, put the die-cut back into the die and cut it shorter.  I used part of the left-over die to stamp the sentiment, put the cardstock back in the die and cut it again.  I don't know if that makes sense, but it's what I did.  I'm very happy with the stenciling and happy feel this card has.
The Coffee Cup Dies set contains the large and small coffee cups as well as the word "Coffee".  Rather than put a sentiment on the cup, I thought the little coffee cups were a great alternative.  


Supplies:
Cas-ual Fridays Pinked Slimline Dies  (cut down for a mini-slimline card)
Cas-ual Fridays Tin Roof Stencil
Cas-ual Fridays Coffee Cup Dies
Cas-ual Fridays Cup of Coffee Stamps
Paper in my stash
Vagabond die-cut machine

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Colour Crazy - "Anything Goes" Wk 21
 Allsorts challenge  Anything but Birthdays
Creative Moments - "Anything Goes" (not doing optional twist)
Gem of a Challenge - "Anything Goes"  Wk 11
Creatalicious  "Anything Goes"





Sunday, May 15, 2022

May With Julia Spiri

  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

You MUST be a DT on any Design Team in the World to be eligible to enter this Challenge ~ New exception rule, this challenge is now open to any of Julia Spiri Facebook Members, and you are not required to be on a DT.

The challenge runs from May 15th through June 12th, 
2:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight





Supplies:
Julia Spiri The Venetian Girl
QuicKutz Nesting Ovals
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine
Starform stickers

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Digi Choosday - "Anything Goes"
Colour Crazy -  "Anything Goes"
Gem of a Challenge - "WK 8 Anything Goes"                         
Dies R Us "Anything Goes using a product DRU sells) # 193