Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Welcome April "Blog Candy" and winner of March Blog Candy

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Winner of the March blog candy is RHONDA
Please send me your name/address (my email is on the right sidebar)
and I will ship your die right out to you!!

APRIL Blog Candy is the gorgeous JustRite background stamp "Wings Of Love"
I just purchased this stamp for myself and thought I would also give one away!!

How to win?   Just follow my blog and leave a comment on THIS post telling me you did.
Already follow?  Just leave me a comment!!
That's it, it's that simple.  Didn't win this month...not to worry, there will be more in May!!
This post will remain at the top until April 30th when the winner is drawn!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Teach A Dog New Tricks

Guess what I woke up to this morning??
Ugh, how can that be, it's April...and my poor, poor Spring flowers!!!
Before I "cry" I wanted to share with you my card that is at/on
the Classy Cards 'n Such blog today for our "die cuts" challenge.
This is a really easy challenge...and a great prize is being offered....
dang it, I wish I could!!!

Hello, Diane here with you today on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog.
I have a fun project to share with you I made for this weeks challenge
Speaking of challenges, why don't you join in, we would love to have you.
You can always see our list of weekly challenges listed to the right!!

Now onto today's project!!
Who said "You can't teach an old dog new tricks?"
Well, that's what I did....
I taught this dog just  how much fun it is to fly a kite...
and his little "fluffy" buddy is waiting for his turn!!

The card base is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square, the background is 5" x 5".
I cut a bit of whimsical polka dot grass using Impression Obsession die "grass"
The clouds were cut with Memory Box "Puffy Clouds "
The kite is a fun die also from Impression Obsession "Kite die cut set "...
it comes with with a smaller kite die as well as  few other cutting options.

I added some "flocking" for a bit of a fur look to the little white dog
The larger dog and the smaller dog  are from Impression Obsession "Dog Die Set" 
I sponged TH inks on for a bit of golden color.

Additional items used in the making of this card are:
Joy Foam Pads Small

Entering In The Following Challenges:

The Crafty Bloggers Network .... Die Cuts and/or Embossing
Challenges 4 Everybody ....Anything Goes
The Squirrel  and The Fox .... All Creatures Great and Small
Crafty Catz .... Animals

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Sweetness At "The Shabby Tea Room"

Happy Monday to you all...I hope you are having a great day!!
This week at "The Shabby Tea Room" Lenet is our host and she has chosen the
gorgeous inspiration photo below and we were to use "polka dots & stripes".

Our sponsor for the week is "The Cutting Cafe"....
and I chose this adorable cut file bunny card!!!

I cut out my base card and then cut the bunny again from Bo Bunny Pastel Dots paper.
I added a newly purchased fence (well the die is and a couple of birdies
singing their hearts out for their bunny friend!! 

"My" stripes are in my is so pretty and came from Michael's Easter section!
I added a bit of "Easter" grass at the bottom and some "tuti fruiti sequins" I purchased
from Paper Sweeties....they are so cute in the shape of tiny flowers!

I hope you will join in our challenge this week at "The Shabby Tea Room"...
The Cutting Cafe is offering a great prize for one lucky winner.
While there, check out my "teamies" projects...they are awesome as always!!!

Don't forget you still have a couple of weeks to sign up for my blog candy above!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easter Spring Bird Trinket Box

Happy Sunday to you ALL!!
Not sure f you remember but a few posts back I said I was making Sunday
my "ME" day...
meaning I can do whatever I want and not what needs/or should be done..!!
So far I have stuck to it...and today was very nice out, so worked out all day....
and these old bones are feeling every second of it!!

Being my "ME" day I also choose to join in a challenge I love to do each month.
That is the Crafty Secrets "Linky Party"....oh my goodness, Sandy sent me her
new Spring line of digital papers and they are gorgeous!!
I built my entire box with these papers in mind!!
And guess what...promise NOT to tell??  Good...I have NEVER used digital papers before!!
I just couldn't resit these...the vintage little seed packet on top of my box....
well it is an entire page of them...all!!
The pretty lavender paper I used is also from her digital line!

I started my box with a small round paper mache box left over from previous
crafting years...I think I found about a dozen of them!!  
The birdie...well he is a leftover, too!!

I used flowers (the Rose and the purple flowers) that had already been cut
and were hiding in my stash!! I colored them with PanPastels....the leaves
also came out of my stash....the ribbons...well, see the little bit of gingham 
underneath??  It is all I had left, so I tied it on for a bit more contrast!!
I cut my little butterfly with a SU Sizzix die from the same CS digital paper!!
I think it turned out pretty darn cute!!
I also used a few Cheery Lynn Designs dies....
The sweet little doily comes in the center of the Polynesian Sails die....
the little flowers are from The Miniature Rose
and the Leaf the birdie is sitting on s from the Flourish Leaf  Strip

Make sure to stop by tomorrow and see my Shabby Tea Room DT project....
it is sooooooooo cute!!
Also don't forget to enter my blog candy above...and if you didn't win last month
or don't win this month...not to worry, I will be offering blog candy each month
all year long!!!!

I am also entering this in the following challenges:

Cheery Lynn Designs .... Pretty In Purple
Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges .... Easter of Pastel Colors
Sugar Creek Hollow .... Easter
All Crafts Challenge .... Anything But A Card

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cute Little Easter Chick

Hi All, this is my post today on the "Classy Cards 'n Such"  blog.
By entering the challenge, you could win the Impression Obsession
stamp like the one I have used here.

Hello Classy Friends, Diane here today with my "cute little Easter chick" card
I created for this weeks challenge  "Easter Inspirational Sentiment"

To start my card I used the gorgeous "Stardream Serpentine Pearlized Metallic" paper.
I can't say enough about these papers, except once you try them, 
you will want them in all the colors available!!

I used Darice Doily Lace Embossing Folder and next layered my stamped image
The image was stamped on Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Small.
I used Copics to color the image, except I paper pieced the chick using
Bo Bunny Soft Shades Double-Dot Designs paper. Once the image was colored,
I added Clear Glitter Pen "Wink of Stella" here and there.  If you tilt the card slightly it has
a nice shimmer on the flowers, stem  and  chick.

The sentiment was stamped on Spellbinders "Radiant Rectangles"....
I added a bit of bling using "Amber Rhinestones".

I hope I have inspired "you" to join us with "your" project for this weeks challenge!!

Entering in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday .... Anything Goes
Simon Says .... Happy Easter or Sweet Treats
Animal Friendship Challenge .... Spring/Easter, must have an animal
Shopping Our Stash .... Paper Piecing

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CAS White On White

Hello Friends,

This week at "The Sisterhood of Crafters" the challenge is "White on White"!!
I really thought outside the box with this
Awhile back I had a post of a watercolor wisteria stencil I had used.
When I embossed that one on watercolor paper, I also embossed a second one in case I messed up my first one (you all know how that can happen!)...
Well, the first one worked out fine and this second one has just been sitting here.
 in all my mess on my desk, 
it got turned upside down and the more I looked at it, the more it 
reminded me of white bleeding hearts, which I have in my own  gardens...

I decided why not leave it flipped and add some butterflies and have a CAS
white on white card.  
It is really pretty and the embossing shows up much better IRL, it is so difficult to
capture the beauty on camera of a white on white card!!

Head on over to "The Sisterhood" and see what other beautiful white on white cards
the DT has for you, and while there why not leave a comment and join in our challenge with us, I would love to see "your" project!!!

Entered In the following challenges:
Just Inspirational Challenges .... Embossing
The Crafty Bloggers Network .... Embossing
Totally Gorjuss .... White on White

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Easter Inspiration

Hi is my post that is on the
Classy Cards 'n Such blog today.  I hope you will take a peek
over there and even better, join in our challenge this week, 
there is a lovely prize up for grabs!!
Don't forget to sign up for "my" blog candy above!!

Hello Classy Friends Diane here with you today
to show you my project I did for our new challenge this week 
"Easter Inspirational Sentiment".....
Make an Easter sentiment your "focal" point.
I hope you will join in with the DT for our challenge this week!

It's hard to believe that we are already into April and Easter is just a few weeks away.
As I write this, it is still rather dreary and cool here, but I can overcome that
by using a few of my new "Spring" items I have purchased from
Classy Cards'n Such online store.

I started off with a basic white card stock 
and embossed it with  Crafts-Too "Dots" embossing folder....
layered to stamp my Easter sentiment on...
The sentiment  I used is from Flourishes ...
though this exact one is not stocked in the store,
there are plenty of other ones from Flourishes you can find HERE  
and many more lovely Easter stamp sets 
including JustRite "Easter Blessing Oval Medallions"  and 
Our Daily Bread "Easter Blessings" to name a few!!

The purple background paper on my Spellbinders die is the

I next cut 3 sets of Memory Box "Dancing Tulips" colored with a few Copics.
Lastly I added a bow and my card was complete!!

A few other items used in the making of my card are:
Scor-tape 1/2 to mount my die cuts with

Thanks for stopping by!!
I hope to see YOU at our challenge this week....
Next week (April 14th) our challenge will be Die Cuts Only!!!

Entering in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiment Designs .... Easter
Cuttin and Stampin .... Easter or Rainbow
Die Cuttin' Divas .... Color Challenge..Pastels
Card Mania .... Easter