Saturday, July 23, 2016

Happy Birthday To You

I did a super fast and fun card today just perfect
for a birthday using the new 'Birthday Party Fun' stamp set from 

There are several stamps in this set to mix and match
and also a cut file that comes with.

I used both the balloon cut file and the balloon stamp
on scraps of polka dot papers.


So fast~So fun~So easy!!

I had a birthday wishes pack of paper from DCWV
which seemed just perfect for this cute balloon image and happy birthday sentiment!

I added twine for the balloon strings,
 but it does come with a stamp for that, too!

Take a visit to The Cutting Cafe Shop and see all
the new stamps and other 'crafty' things there.
Custom stamps are available, too

Make sure and come back here each week
as I will have more creations with these fabulous stamps!

Friday, July 22, 2016

#1 Grandson

Well, today is a sad day of sorts.
It is my last post on the

The blog is closing down for the time being after 
5 years of wonderful blog challenges.
The owner Joanne needs a much needed break,
something I am sure we can all understand.
I wish her the very best and want to thank her
from the bottom of my heart for having me on board!

So, the last challenge is  'NUMBERS' and is being sponsored by
and I chose the adorable image


Now before you all go and tell me what a wonderful job of
coloring I did (lol), let me tell you this comes with
a pre-colored image and that is what I used,
beautiful isn't it?
I did however, add green glitter pen
to the dots on the frog and the dragonflies as well.


I had a piece of SU Night of Navy card stock
left on my table from yesterdays post and
thought it to be the perfect base for my card.

I have found that after discovering the Recollections
110# card stock at Michael's (it comes in black, white & cream)
I am neglecting all my pretty SU card stocks,
so it seemed pretty good to use this one!

I embossed a Gable Green card stock
with the cutest 'bumpy'  EB folder.
It just reminded me of warts on a frog..lol!

My 'number' sentiment is computer generated .

I added a last piece of gingham ribbon scrap
and a button onto that.

I do hope you will join us for our very last
challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards...see you there!


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Celebrate The Wonder

This is my post on the 
Tutti Designs blog today.

Happy Thursday to you!
I have another new July release die to share with you today.
This one is Scrolly Deer Edge.


I started out by embossing a navy blue star background.



I die cut the deer from a white glitter paper
then once again from a white craft foam.
I like using the foam behind some of my die cuts to give it
a bit of 'umph'.
(A Tip is to use the same color craft foam as your die cut
so if you don't have it perfectly lined up, it won't show).

I simply glue the die cut to the foam, 
then adhere the entire piece to my background.
Here is a side view to give you a better idea of the foam.


I added a little red pearl nose
(sorry I couldn't resist..lol)
and a red and white striped twine bow.

A sentiment was added to finish.

Make sure and check out all the great places to
visit the new Tutti Designs dies.

Thank you for visiting with me today.....
"I" will be here each and every Thursday!!

Come back tomorrow for more fabulous inspiration!

Happy creating!


Diane


Entering the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs .... Christmas In July (7-26)
Crafty Gals Corner .... Christmas In July (7-26)
Scrapyland  .... Emboss It and Die Scrapyland sells (Tutti)
What If Wednesday Challenge   The House That Stamps Built

j2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Shades of Purple

Hello there my friends!
A new challenge is up and running at Double D
and this time it is being hosted by Team Darlene.
The theme is
'Shades of Purple'
which I just happen to know is Dar's favorite color!
She has put together the awesome tile board below to get your mojo going!


I have to admit, my card design came together for me
in the middle of one of my 'sleepless' nights..!



I used a very old color block stamp
that I stamped in 3 colors of purples,
then added a fussy cut butterfly to each.

The sentiment is another oldie,
one of my first stamps I had purchased from Unity Stamp.
Sometimes I like to use the bigger, bolder
sentiments to really make a statement.



I know the 3rd butterfly looks a little off center,
but believe me it is spot on
(that's because I moved it after I took the photos..lol)!!

I added 3 sequins to finish it off.
I know they look pink in the picture,'but they are really a lavender color.
So there you have it, my 'shades of purple'.

So pop on over to Double D Challenges
and see what the Design Teams have to inspire you.
There always is a fabulous prize being offered, just for joining in with us!

Entering the following challenges:
Word art Wednesday .... ATG
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.... Things With Wings

Products Used:
Paper:  Kaisercraft Violet Crush (butterflies) SU Elegant Eggplant
Stamps:  Color block (unknown) Unity Becoming Butterfly
Inks:  Dew Drops Lulu Lavender, Grape Jelly, Sweet Plum

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Happy Birthday Foxy

We are being
'SUPER SIZED'
Our assignment was to choose any file we wanted
but to super size it!


I chose the  Hey Foxy Card Set.
I made my fox as big as I could on my Cricut Explore
and he took up the entire length of my 12 x 12 card stock!

This adorable set also comes with a Santa hat, antlers and the
cute birthday hat which I chose.
There are also several sentiments in the set to choose from.  I used two SU round punches to punch my sentiment.
However it doesn't stop there as this set also
includes a  "Foxy'  word card!!


I added a few embellishments
and it seems  I have a thing for adding google eyes..lol!

Make sure and pop on over to The Cutting Cafe blog
on the 21st and you can see ALL the Designers
Super Sized projects in one place.


Oh and just for your information,
did you know that The Cutting Cafe Shop
will make your own custom stamp,
plus they carry their own line of stamps
and other paper crafting goodies!

I will be back this week with a couple projects using
new stamp sets from the Shop!

Entering the following challenges:
Craft-Dee Bowz .... ATG with a Handmade bow
Crafting From The Heart .... ATG
Use your stuff .... Dies cuts/or/Punches
Animal Friends .... Punch/Die


Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Christmas Skate

This is my post today on the


Happy Sunday Morning  to You!!
Diane with you today using another beautiful new stamp from our July release,
The Christmas Skate
I started by stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
I colored it in my various Copics.
Once colored, I cut it out with a Spellbinders ornament die.
I wanted to skates to overlap the front of the ornament
so I cut up around the skates then placed the ornament die
with the tip underneath the skates as shown.
Here is a front view
The Christmas Skate
and
The Christmas Skate
a back view.
I wanted the skates to look vintage and worn,
so I added Brushable Glue, then Ballerina Velvet glitter.
The Christmas Skate
I cut out another ornament from the same die set
on a piece of super adhesive sheets.
I embossed the sentiment in Silver Detail embossing powder,
then removed the backing from the
adhesive sheet and adhered  the fussy cut sentiment.
I added Bubblegum glitter to the rest of the ornament, then
popped it up on the front.
Two more tiny ornaments were cut for decoration
also using the same Bubblegum glitter.
I used a Glue Pen on the holly leaves adding Lady Luck glitter.
The same was done with the berries, but this time
adding Gypsy Red glitter.
The Christmas Skate
I finished by added a Pull Ribbon green and gold bow
Thank you for visiting with me today.
Happy creating!!

Entering the following challenges:
My Time To Craft .... Christmas In July (7-25)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas .... ATG (m)

Friday, July 15, 2016

Day At The Beach

New challenge starting up today at the 
Dies R Us blog and the theme is
Beach/Water.
Perfect, don't you think for July?


I have lots of beach dies and have made lots of beach cards.
I had to give this one a bit of thought
and ended up die cutting a circle from
then sponging Distress Inks Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake on.
All the other dies I used were cut from various scrap papers
except for the
that was cut from a cover of one of my paper pads.


The beach fence I popped up in a few places, 
trying to make it look like the real thing.

Just a fun nautical card, one I think would make an 
excellent retirement card!

Make sure to visit at the
Dies R Us challenge blog 
and see all the lovely cards by the Design Team.

Entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps .... Create A Scene (7-20)
Try It On Tuesdays .... Happy Holidays (7-18)
Words To Craft By .... Just Keep Swimming (7-31)