Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Flower Love

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today.

Hi, Diane with you today.
I have three cards all made with the same fun die
from Tutti Designs Flower Love.
I figured since February is the month of 'LOVE',
that this would be a good time to show these cards.
I think these flower dies are so much fun
and can make a quick, yet pretty card when needed in a hurry!

First up is this card with a swirly heart background.
I also used the Nesting Scalloped Oval die cut from vellum.
The Flower Love die was cut on white card stock, then colored with Copics.
I have a little confession to make on this card though.
Shhh don't tell, but there are 7 of these flower dies, all different.
I made 3 of each die design, and on the 3rd card of each, I turned
the die on it's side for a very different look,
however in the taking of my pictures, I left it 'upright'
so just picture this card on it's side, lol!


The second card uses a bit of background paper and a scrap of green,
add a bow and you have a pretty card!


The third card uses  a Nesting Stitched Heart die
Once again the Flower Love die was cut from white and colored with Copics.


Dies I used:


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And here are some Tutti Designs quick links:



Thank you for visiting with me today!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Hey Chickie

Time for a fun project for
All the designers were given the cutest digital file to work with
'Animal Friends' printable set
This cute set has several images to choose from.
I chose the cute little 'chickie'.
I think this would make a cute card to send to a 'bestie'!


I colored both image with Copics and for fun added a bit of glitter to both.
Sparkle N Sprinkle Daisy glitter to the chest area and Creamsicle to the feet.
To apply glitter in small areas I use my very favorite
I use this so often and love it s much I am on my third one
and have a 4th ready to open when needed!
I also used a Stardust Gelly Roll Pen in each eye.


I made the sentiment/chick image into a balloon for the larger chick to hold.
The papers I used (are you ready?) are from Making Memories 2008...
yikes they are 10 years old!


Want to see some more super cute and adorable animal friends?
Then tomorrow on The Cutting Cafe BLOG,
all the designers have their creations all in one post!
Just by leaving a comment there, you could win 3 cut files of your choice.

Entering the following challenges:
Dream Valley .... Things With Wings
Hiding In my Craft Room ....Buttons/Bows
Aud Sentiments .... For A Friend

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Happy Everything

This is my post on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today.

Hi, Diane with you today with a fun card for any occasion!



Embossing Powder: Cerulean EP421
Glitter Pens Midnight Shadows 172N
Misc:  Craft Cord

I started by taping down my Confetti Stencil by Stampendous
onto a die from Tonic 'Grand Gala Bunting'.
If you tape the top down first, then the sides, and bottom last,
and then once stencil remove them in the same order,
except leave the top tape, then lift the stencil from the bottom up
like a hinge, it makes for a perfect stenciling.


I wanted to add a bit of glitter sparkle,
so I had my jars of glitter already opened and ready to go
along with the Nuvo Craft Spoon.
The embossing paste dries very quickly, so you must work very quickly.
The glitters I used were Daisy, Marine Blue and Tangerine.
I applied these in little amounts using the Nuvo Craft Spoon. 
This spoon has 2 different ends, making it easy to use and easy to control
where you want your glitter.


The new stamp set Balloon Bunch was stamped on white card stock.
I stamped it a second time, then cut each balloon out separate using the Tonic 5" Mini Scissors..
Each separate piece was then then applied with  Brushable Glue and 
Tangerine glitter and Marine Blue Glitter and
embossed with embossing powders 
Each finished balloon was then adhered with Deluxe Adhesive.
I then went back and using glitter pens form the sets
I went over each little stamped image around the balloons.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark embossing ink, 
then embossed with Cerulean embossing powder.



I finished the card by using a blue card stock for the back
and tying a piece of hemp cord for the bow.



Thank you for visiting with me today!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friends are The Sunshine of Life

I am guest design today at the Crop Stop blog,
here is my card I made.




I made a bright and cheerful card today thinking as cold and dreary
as it is here in Michigan, it just might perk me up!


I started with a favorite product of mine
I first misted water on my card stock,
then tapped the bottles onto the wet card stock.
I added a bit more water to get a bit more design.
You want to be a bit light on the water, so you don't end up 'muddying" the colors.
Also a warning, these color bursts can be a bit addictive!
I used Lemon Yellow and Orange.


I then used a Poppystamps Velvet Blossoms die to cut out my flowers.


Once dry I did another fun trick to the flowers.


take a container, add some glue and a bit of water from your 
water brush, stir it around then 'flick' it on your flowers,
then add Wow Glitter, I used Tangerine.
To finish the flowers I added Black Flower Soft to the centers.


I embossed a white card stock panel with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder,
added a Tim Holtz bird cage die cut

The butterfly is from Memory Box
and the sentiment is Stampendous.
I added a bit of twine to finish.


Products Used:
Poppystamps Velvet Blossoms die
Wow Tangerine Glitter
Tim Holtz Bird Cage die
Memory Box Butterfly

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tag You're It

New challenge up and running at the 
Dies R Us challenge blog today
and the theme is
Tag You're It.

Tags are more then just for Christmas,
they are for all seasons....
my tag is for a nice Spring gift.


I die cut my tag using Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Tags
from crumb cake card stock.

I found this nice piece of green DS paper in my scrap bag and cut
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders.

In the border I tucked in Impression Obsession Floral Heart Strip
I had this die in my wishlist at DRU forever, and so glad I ordered it,
I just heart it (pun intended)...lol!

I also added some bunnies using Impression Obsession Rabbit Set

Lastly also cut from my scraps I added Precious Marieke Blossom Tree
I have had this die for awhile and think it is so perfect for my tag.
The Impression Obsession Clouds were add next,
then of course my tie on ribbon.

Here is a complete list of all the dies I used:

We would love to see you join in the fun at the
and see all the beautiful tags there from the amazing DT!!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle February Reveal

Welcome to the February 2018 
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 

We are pleased to reveal the following new stamp sets this month.


 873 Pretty Blooms
Digital Version: DIGI873B

883 Whispers of Comfort-Hydrangea
Digital Version: DIGI883BG

885 Bonnet Birdie
Digital Version: DIGI885BG

886 Happiness Greetings
Digital Version: DIGI886DE

887 Balloon Bunch
Digital Version: DIGI887BG

DIGI3140M Snowman with a Heart (digi only) 

You are definitely going to want both the digi version as well as the rubber version because when you purchase the digital versions, there are lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras can include additional images, additional sentiments, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file.

The new sets are 20% off until the 20th of the month.  Head on over to the SNS store once you've finished the Blog Hop and start shopping.

One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the 17th of the month.  One of the Designers is our Mystery Host and the winner will be selected from comments left on her blog.  You must leave a comment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be selected as the winner, as you never know who the Mystery Host will be.  This is checked for compliance.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog and will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the shoppe!

The Blog Hop order is:
(Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to be directed to their Home page.)
  
Lisa
Irit
Diane
Chris
Donna
Sabrina
Jess
Eret
Anne
Shona

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The Blog Hop runs from the 15th - 17th

SNS also has two kit clubs: The Stamp and Card-Making Video Kit Club is released on the 1st of each month and the new Multi-Project Kit Club is released on the 15th of each month.  Subscribe to the SNS You-Tube Channel to get great inspiration using all the products available in each kit.

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is on Facebook and runs from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the SNS store.
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We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we enjoy creating new projects for it.  Be sure to visit the SNS Blog for even more inspiration.  Something new is posted most every day.

Here is my card I created for the hop.


Products used on my card with direct links for your convenience:

Stamps:  Snowman With A Heart Digi314
Happiness Greetings 886
Glitter Cloud Nine GM2000
OceanBreeze GM2039
Embossing Powder Black Fine Detail EP171
Other Sakura Glue Pen (QUICKY)
Misc:  Heart EB folder
Spellbinders Heart To Heart Lace Doily dies
Cheery Lynn Designs Heart die


I started by die cutting a heart with a Spellbinders die,
then using a light and a darker ink, I stamped the leaf pattern
from the Happiness Greetings stamp set around the edge of the  heart.
It fit perfectly.


I used the digital stamp Snowman With A Heart that was already pre-colored
and fussy cut him out.
Using Nuvo Glitter Accents Winter Cranberry I added it to the large heart
and the heart 'buttons' going down the snowman.
I also stamped and fussy cut the flower on the hat using the same stamp set
Happiness Greetings.  
I placed the flower over the holly(I wanted it to look more of Valentine) that is part of the digi snowman and added
the Nuvo Ember Glow glitter pen (red) to that.
I did the same with the carrot nose, but this time using the orange glitter pen.
Using Nuvo Northern Lights glitter pen (green),
I added a bit of sparkle to the greenery of the flower.


Using a Sakura Quicky Glue Pen, I dotted it around the blue shading
around the snowman, then added Ocean Breeze glitter.



The background was embossed with a heart embossing folder.
I die cut a big heart from Cheery Lynn Designs Heart die by first adding my card stock to 
Sticker Paper, peeling off the paper then adding Cloud Nine glitter to the entire heart.
The sentiment is also from the Happiness Greetings stamp set,
stamped in Versamark, then embossed with Black Fine Detail embossing powder.
The entire finished piece was then adhered to a red card stock.



Next on our hop is our very talented and creative CHRIS.

Live Happy

Today is a new challenge theme at 
Our hostess is Terri and she has chosen the theme
'It's a Banner Year'.


My card came together with a few very simple things.
I had made a card for a granddaughter's birthday using
the rooster paper you see (she raises fancy chickens)
and it was laying on my work table.

The banner is one from a pretty group of ribbons, trims and such
my niece gave me for Christmas.
I punched little gingham hearts from a scrap to add to them.

I dug around in my 'organized' by color bag of cream 
already die cuts and such that were rejected another time
and found the Tutti Designs Stitched Square
and also the little embossed panel you see.

Both worked perfect for this card,
and of course I stamped my rooster on the square
using the SU (NBUS) stamp Rustic Rooster.
He was stamped with Dew Drops Love Letter, Dandelion and Cottage Ivy inks.
I very lightly spritzed with water, then stamped.


The little 'live happy' sentiment is also a SU from the set
You're Lovely.
I used a 3/4" and 1" punch for that.

Head on over to The Sisterhood and see all the lovely inspiration
my 'Sistah's' have to show you....join in with us!!

Entering the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies .... ATG (critter)(m)