Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Let's Get Inky

Today we have a challenge at
The Sisterhood of Crafters
that is sure to be a favorite of everyone and that is
Let's Get Inky!

It is being hosted by our wonderful sister Jennifer!!

A while back I purchased some really cool stencils
I saw at lawn Fawn and let me  tell you I LOVE them,
in fact by the time this posts I will be the owner of a few more!
I buy lots of dies and stamps so purchasing these stencils
was such a nice change!

I also hit a sale a long while back at My Favorite Things and purchased
these cute~cute kitty cat dies and stamps.



For my card I inked up my grass with 2 different green inks.
( I will give all the info below)

For the sky I inked in a blue, moving the stencil around to
get different clouds.

This is my first attempt with these stencils and I can see many more
panels to come.  Lawn Fawn has a wonderful 'how to' video
on their site and it pays to watch it.....I am so loving these!!

Make sure and pop on over to The Sisterhood and see all
the fun and beautiful creations by my 'sistahs' to inspire you!!

Entering the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers …. Create Your Own Background
Dragonfly Dreams …. No Patterned Paper
Stamping Sensations …. All Creatures Great and Small
Allsorts …. Summertime



Supplies used:
Lawn Fawn Stencils: Cloudy and Grassy
TH Distress ink:  Twisted Citron and mowed lawn
TH Oxide Ink:  mermaid lagoon
My Favorite Things:  Purrfect Friends Stamps and Dies

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Swirly Congrats

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today.

Happy Tuesday Tutti Fans!!
Today I am using one of the swirly sentiment dies and it is
'Swirly Congrats'.
It is a nice size die that pretty much does all the work
for you on a card, the center of attention so to speak!
I have three cards to share with you today.

The first card I 'fancied' up by placing a die cut doily
underneath the sentiment cut from a printed paper,
adding a few gems to the flowers
and as vintage velour flower to finish.


The second card is a bit more simplified just by using a shiny
designer paper underneath the swirly sentiment, adding a
tiny butterfly, cord and a button.



For the last card I had a bit of fun with designer paper cut with the
nesting stitched squares (link given below) and an embossed background.
I added a few gems and a cute bird from my stash!


This is a fabulous die to just say 'CONGRATS' without much fuss!
I hope my three cards have inspired to create your own congrats cards.





Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:
Did you know that Tutti Designs is now
available in both the UK and Canada?
Check it out Here:
Tutti Designs Canada
Tutti Designs UK

Thank you for visiting with me today
!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Special Birthday

Design Team Member At

Happy July 1st!!
A new challenge theme is starting at Dies R Us challenge blog
and I think it is everyone's favorite...
ANYTHING GOES using a die DRU carries.

I combined two of my very favorite Poppystamp dies
Stitch Wreath and Delightful Daisy.

I colored the daisies with copics and popped
each flower and each leaf up.
The daisies actually have longer stems and I just snipped them off
at the bottom for this card.


I stamped the sentiment (Stampendous) with Memento Dew Drop Ink New Sprout.

Here are the links to the dies I have used:


Make sure and visit the Dies R Us challenge blog to see a fun
array of dies and inspiration from the DRU challenge team!

We have some exciting news to share with you. Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts.  

It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!


Entering the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday …. ATG

Stitched Flowers

It's the first Wednesday of the month
and that means a new challenge theme at
Double D challenges and it is
Stitching!
It can be real~faux~dies~stamped...
anything just so it has stitching on it!!



I have spent a lot of time at Cottage Cutz (The Scrapping Cottage)
when they have their sales at up to 80% off.
I load up each and every time as what girl can pass
up a sale like that?  Not me for sure!

I used the bottom right corner for my inspiration colors...bright and happy!!


The die I used is Stitched Flowers.
I reached in my scrap bags (snippets) and pulled
out some pretty and bright colors.
This die was one of their very easy ones as not too 'fiddly'  as most.

We would love to have you join in with us at Double D
and as usual we have an awesome prize for you to win
and this one just happens to be a Cottage Cutz die,
plus the teams have once again blessed us with their creativeness!!

Entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge … Bright and Cheerful


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Hanging Love

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today:  

Hi Tutti fans!
Today I have this gorgeous die to share with you
Hanging Love!

It is so delicate and pretty.
All I did was die cut it from a pretty lavender print paper,
added pearls and flowers and a trim piece at the bottom.
fabulous die for any special occasion!





TUTTI-195 Hanging Love
Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:
Did you know that Tutti Designs is now
available in both the UK and Canada?
Check it out Here:
Tutti Designs Canada
Tutti Designs UK

Thank you for visiting with me today
!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Stenciling At The Sisterhood

Our next challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters 
is being hosted by our 'sistah' Su and she has chosen the theme of 
'STENCIILS'.

I loved this choice as I have a drawer full of stencils that were just 
'itching' to come out and play!

I pulled out a NBUS stencil from Tim Holtz called 'Doily'.
I created a somewhat simple card by just using various
Distress inks and a mix of the Distress Oxide inks.


I have a little ziploc bag of snippets of card stock like the one above
that I keep on hand to use for sentiments.
The sentiment is from a set I won  years and years ago

Head on over to The Sisterhood and see all the fabulously
created stencil cards from my 'sistahs'....join in with us!

Entering the following challenges:
Make My Monday ... Use Stencils

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Drum Set and Musical Stave

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today:

Hello Tutti Fans!!
How about a little music for the soul today!
Today I am using two fabulous dies
Drum Set AND Musical Stave.

Super easy card just perfect for that
musical person in your life!!

I started with an embossed background
then simply added my musical stave at the top
die cut from some yummy black glitter paper.

The drum set was cut from an orange metallic paper...FUN!!


I think this card is going for my grandson's 17th birthday,
just think of all the fun colors this could be die cute from!!


TUTTI-331 Drum Set




TUTTI-339 Musical Stave

Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:
Did you know that Tutti Designs is now
available in both the UK and Canada?
Check it out Here:
Tutti Designs Canada
Tutti Designs UK

Thank you for visiting with me today
!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Weddings Challenge

It's time for a new challenge theme at
Double D and it is
WEDDINGS!

A good theme for the month of June don't you think?
We have a special mood board just to inspire you.



I had an order for a card for a destination wedding in the Florida Keys
and she wanted it to somewhat represent that.

Both love boating, though speed rather then sail
I still thought this card would be good for them.


I used my gorgeous paper pad from Mintay called Paradise.
The Mintay papers are so beautiful that you don't need much more then that.

What you can't see is that I touched the flowers, leaves and a few other places
with a Stardust pen, adding a bit of just the right amount of sparkle.
I chose this paper as it had both a pink and a blue sailboat
and felt it was great for a couple.


For the inside of the card I did a computer generated sentiment.
I also made a matching envelope.

So, you need to pop on over to the
Double D challenge and see all the beautiful wedding cards from the Design Team!!


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Doves Love Heart

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today:

Hello Tutti Designs friends!

Today I have a pretty wedding/romance card using the
Doves Love Heart.

I embossed a background then die cut from a heavy white card stock.
Two pearls and a flower were added to make this beauty...
how could it be any easier!!


Make sure to check out all the love/wedding type dies at the
Tutti Designs store...all links are given below!!



TUTTI-200 Dove Love Heart
Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:
Did you know that Tutti Designs is now
available in both the UK and Canada?
Check it out Here:
Tutti Designs Canada
Tutti Designs UK

Monday, June 15, 2020

Summertime Fun

Design Team Member At

Today is another fun challenge at Dies R Us with a new theme of
Summertime Fun!!

I used some fun dies for this one to make a fun and pretty quick card!

I used a border die from Poppystamps that I saw in a different way
and added to the bottom instead of the top,
hoping it looked like ocean grasses/seaweed.

I added the super cute Cheapo Dies Octopus....
these dies are no longer being made so if you want him
you had better grab him now!



I also used Cheapo Dies Shells and stamped the sentiment
from the SNS set Kaitlyn Mermaid.

Here are the links of what I used,
however sometimes because we work so far ahead
some of these dies can be either out of stock or no longer available
so I have given a few alternatives and/or general links

Poppystamps Leafy Sprig Border
Cheapo Dies Shells 

Want some more summertime fun Inspiration?
Then head on over to the Dies R Us challenge blog and
see all the fun creations from the Design Team...join in with us!!


We have some exciting news to share with you. Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts.  

It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

To A Special Couple

we are being hosted by our 'sistah' Vicki and she has chosen the theme of 
Weddings/Here Comes The Bride.

I have really been trying to create cards that are more 'mailer friendly',
meaning that since the cost of postage has gone up and up,
I am trying not to add so much bulk to them.


For this card I did pop up the embossed panel slightly
and also the laser cut panel and the sentiment.
So did I meet my goal...not quite sure LOL!


The laser cut is from a booklet of laser motifs
that I have had in my stash and am trying to use up,
that being said, you might see more of these down the road here on my blog.
I love how delicate they are.

Take a visit to The Sisterhood and see all the beautiful wedding
cards my 'Sistah's have created!

Entering the following challenges:
Watercooler Wednesdays .... Occasions 

Supplies used:
Cuttlebug EB folder Wicker Weave
Laser Motif:  Hot Off The Press
Sentiment Heartfelt Creations
Banner:  Lawn Fawn Wavy Banners

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Tandem Bike

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today:

Hello Tutti Designs friends.
Today I am using the fun Tandem Bike die
on three different cards.
Even though I have created wedding cards with this,
it could just as easily be used for other occasions as well.

For the first card I used a metallic silver background
(very hard to photograph metallic)
The tandem bike was die cut from a black metallic shimmer paper
and the Tutti Heart was die cut from a metallic floral paper.


The next card I used a patterned background paper
and added some fun details (sparkle heart~flower~pearls)
to the pink metallic die cut bike
as well as gems on the tires.


The third and final card also has the use of metallic die cuts,
the bike itself and the Tutti Designs stitched rectangle.
A metallic bow and a few flowers were added to finish.


I hope I have given you a few ideas to use the fabulous and fun dies!!


TUTTI-299 Tandem Bike



TUTTI-216 Nesting Stitched Hearts


TUTTI-217 Nesting Stitched Rectangles
Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:
Did you know that Tutti Designs is now
available in both the UK and Canada?
Check it out Here:
Tutti Designs Canada
Tutti Designs UK

Thank you for visiting with me today
!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Use Your Scraps Challenge

We have a fun challenge for you over at
Double D challenges
and it is
'Use Your Scraps'...
a super easy challenge since most of us have an
enormous amount of scraps.

We also have a scrappy mood board, just to inspire!



I did a pretty clean and simple design (for the most part).
I could of created dozens and dozens of scrap cards,
but in the end I went with just 4 pieces,
2 of card stock and 2 of patterned papers.


I used an old SU stamp to add some splatters
and a stamp from Technique Tuesday for the sentiment.
The flower was created with a Cherry Lynn die.


We would love to have you join our challenge using your scraps...so take a visit
to Double D and see all the inspiration from my teamies...you will NOT be disappointed!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Doves In Love

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today.

Hello Tutti Fans!!
It's June and it is getting to be wedding time
so today I have a die for you that would make
not only a beautiful wedding card, but a quick one as well.

I have used the Doves In Love die,
isn't it gorgeous?

The first card I simply embossed a background,
die cut the doves from a silver metallic paper,
added a pretty ribbon bow and a few silver flowers!
This would also make a great sliver anniversary card!


The second card also has an embossed background
and was die cut from a green metallic paper.
I added a pretty ribbon bow and it was done.
Both cards are 5" square.



TUTTI-209 Doves In Love

Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:
Did you know that Tutti Designs is now
available in both the UK and Canada?
Check it out Here:
Tutti Designs Canada
Tutti Designs UK

Thank you for visiting with me today!