Wednesday, August 31, 2022

End of a Month Make Shapes with Poppystamps

Poppystamps has some of the easiest die sets to work with and it's been so much fun to create with those products.  You only have until 9:00 p.m. Pacific time to enter the challenge at Die Cut Divas, "Shaped Cards".

I decided to make Poppystamps Winter House into a Halloween House complete with ghosts, pumpkins, web and apothecary jar.  I cut my house front out of glitter papers (main house, windows & roof).  The three purple glitter windows are from cutting a purple house for last year, so I thought they'd be fun for this house.  I adhered a scrap sheet of multicolored yellow/orange light-weight paper to the back of the house.  I stamped and die-cut the ghosts apothecary jar and pumpkins, used a Wink of Stella pen to add glitter to those items as well as the paper in the yellow/orange windows and just added things around the house.  I glued the house onto a paper in my stash, The yellow dots are Nuvo drops to make it a bit scarier.  I am pleased with the effect.

Pictured below is the front of my ghost house,

This next photo shows the door open.


My Halloween house is standing upright so you can see
where you can write a note.

Poppystamps Halloween Ingredients clear stamp & die set (no longer available)
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Dandelion Yellow
Glitter papers in my stash
Wink of Stella in windows of third story of house
Vagabond die cut machine

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Polkadoodle's Craft Challenge "Anything Goes" (weekly-starts on a Friday)
Digi Choosday - "Anything Goes" (weekly- starts on a Tuesday)
Allsorts challenge #690/1 "Anything Goes"
We Love 2 Create   Anything mixed media
Ally's Angels  #61  "Anything Goes"  

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Time for Cake?

 A big thank you to my teammate from Die Cut Divas, Linda, for sending me the cake die-cuts for my easel cards.  Check out Die Cut Divas to enter the challenge of making shaped cards.

On this first card, I can taste the chocolate dripping down the cake.  I just love the candles - they are much taller than the ones on my cake, which I cut down.  I was tempted to put the sentiment on the cake, but decided to use it as the stop on the easel.  You can do so much with this die - birthdays, celebrations of all kinds.  

Standing up as an easel card with that wonderful large sentiment.
ded the pink flower pieces from the cake die and I added the white with a uniball white pen and a drop of Nuvo gloss in the middle of each flower.  I gave this card to my daughter-in-law for her birthday this month.

Card # 1: Supplies:
Poppy Stamps Bird House Pop Up Easel set (needles from set used on cake)
Copic marker # G20 on leaves

Card # 2: Supplies:
Whimsy A Bunny Birthday Stamp set and matching die set
Copic markers E30, E31, R20 & R22 on bunnies; R20 & R22 on candles
Uni-ball Signo pen - white
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss - Simply White
Vagabond die cut machine

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
SheepSkiDesigns # 65 "Anything Goes"
The Paper Funday - # 44 "Anything Goes" (I am not doing opt twist)
Ally's Angels  #61 "Anything Goes 
NBUS # 41 - Never Before Used Stuff - Cake die cut

Friday, August 19, 2022

Finally I got to Simply Play!

 I had to finish two projects before I used a new die I purchased.  I wanted to make my first card a trial card, you know the ones.  If they don't turn out, it's no big loss.  Well, I really fell in love it it.  

I already had the Hero Arts Christmas stamped images colored and die cut and bagged for immediate use.  I just never know when that use will be, but at least I only have to grab something out and use it

Ok, I think it turned out cute.  Front of card from straight on. 
I love the vivid green of the Cactus tree. LOL

I used three inserts to stage the scene.  I loved the You Tube Assembly instructions as it made it quite easy to assemble my own Outside the Box die cuts.
I used every surface (back wall to front panel).

It looks like the pots are sitting on the ledge, but they are glued to paper sticks which are glued to the back of the panels.

All those strips in the set are for attaching your paper images to the main panels. 
Set of dies shown below.

My Favorite Things Outside the Box die set
Hero Arts Merry Cactus to You is no longer available
Elizabeth Craft Designs Merry & Bright sentiment set no longer available
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
NBUS # 41 - Never Before Used Stuff
Christmas Kickstart Challenge #65 Never In A Nativity scene
Creatalicious - "Anything Goes" #241 (I'm not doing the optional butterflies)
The 12 months of Christmas challenge - "Anything goes" # 91 w/opt twist


Monday, August 15, 2022

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge is Open for August

 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 August 15th through September 12th, 
2:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight

Anyone want a school bus wobbling down some train tracks?   This is an A2 size card and as you can see, the bus takes up most of the card.  I just had to do a BIG school bus and in the U.S., school buses are always yellow, therefore, I had to paint the bus a yellow.  I used Y02 and I  think Y15 for the bus.  I liked having the inside in blues & yellow against the light blue notecard sky, but now I'm thinking I should have done the background with some sun rays too, but I didn't.  I had a lot of fun and could have created this bus in so many colors, such fun as it is to color.
Julia Spiri Back to School
Elizabeth Craft Designs Adventure Edges 2 - the train tracks (cut twice) as well as the patterned paper
Die-namics Cute Cloud Outlines dies
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Gem of a Challenge - "Anything Goes" Wk 17
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge "Anything Goes" #527
Dies R Us "Summer" using (ECD brand) any die brand DRU sells #199
Love To Scrap Challenge (always Anything Goes) #156
Love to Craft Challenge (always Anything Goes) #69
Crafty Calendar  :Anything Goes"

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Card Chain Challenge Reveal for July 2022

It's happy Card Chain Challenge Reveal Day!  Here's the challenge rules and my card below.

 Yes, I am still making easel cards - so easy when you can die cut them out without measuring or anything like that.  When I have a die set out, I tend to cut more than one set and sometimes I cut some really strange patterns out.  As I went through several die cuts of this wonderful birdhouse, I knew I had to make a fanciful card for my partner in the Card Chain Challenge using the theme option of a bird.  Where else would a bird dwell, but a bird house?  

I hadn't used the bird , but I did purchase him (or her) to use with this birdhouse.  I didn't realize when I purchased it that the wings & chest were cut out, so I used a piece of solid orange paper in back of those openings - perfect.  I know this isn't winter, but I wanted a whimsical border on top.  The little heart was sitting on my table just waiting to be used.  And ta-da!

Momenta (bird dies)
Kat Scrappiness Scripty "Hello My Crafty Friend" dies
Poppy Stamps Grid Heart Frame (not available) 
Sentiment -  an old Hero Arts sentiment set

 I would like to enter the following challenges
The Corrosive Challenge - “Anything Goes”
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes”
DL. ART "Anything Goes"
A Perfect Time to Craft - "Anything Goes" #8
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything Goes" #102 Secrets to Stamping with Debbie - Anything Goes with a Fun Fold #37
NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff) - First use of the Bird die #41
Creative Moments - "Anything Goes"  #236  (option of cute - I think this is cute) 
Gem of a Challenge - "Anything Goes" #16                      
Creatalicious  "Anything Goes" #240
Dies R Us "Anything Goes USING any die brand DRU sells #198


Monday, August 1, 2022

August With Morgan's Artworld

 The July Challenge for Morgan's Artworld is "Anything Goes" from August 1st to August 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
Join Morgan's ArtWorld Facebook Group HERE!

My inspiration card for June
Creative Design Studio Aeshna
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles dies
Kat Scrappiness Never Ending Square dies
Cuttlebug James' Set embossing folder
Papers from stash
Vagabond die-cut machine

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
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"
A Perfect Time to Craft - "Anything Goes"
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything Goes"
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - use patterned paper

A Shaped Card to Start the Month of August


The Die Cut Divas August challenge has started and the challenge is to make a shaped card and I'm so happy to be making Shaped Cards with Poppystamps products, not rectangle or square cards, but any kind of Shaped Cards.

Challenge prize: winner gets $20 gift card to the store.

I couldn't help myself. I had to use glitter paper for this card and oh, does it sparkle. After I die-cut the bare trees out of silver, I thought they faded into the sky, but thought they might still work. This easel card stands more upright than the Bird House so you do need something to lean the card against to make it stand upright. I really do love this globe. Who doesn't love a snow globe? There are so many ways to use the dies that come with this set. I used every die in this set, but you don't have to. A yellow marker on the white base of the house makes the windows bright with light.

Elizabeth Craft Designs sentiment - Joy (discontinued)
Warm Wishes sentiment stamped & die-cut in stash
Yellow marker
Vagabond die-cut machine

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft - "Anything Goes"
Love to Craft Challenge “Always Anything Goes”
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” w opt twist
DL. ART "Anything Goes 
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything goes"