Friday, December 15, 2017

White On White Dies R Us Challenge

Hello Merry friends!
It is only 10 days before Christmas, can you believe it?
Today is also the 15th which brings us to a new challenge at
Dies R Us!
The theme is White On White
but it doesn't have to be Christmas,
but I must be in the Christmas 'spirit'
and I went with it!!

 I started out by using an embossing folder for the background then
cut a frame from Impression Obsession Rectangle 6 in 1 Frames.

Next I die cut a wreath using Tutti Designs Wreath With Bow.
I coated the wreath with glue using the Nuvo Large glue pen,
then coated that with Sparkling Snow glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle.
I die cut the bow of the wreath twice separate ,
one from an adhesive craft foam and another from card stock,
which once again I used the glue pen and Sparkling Snow glitter.
A little glitter 'candi' was applied to the bow center.

To finish I die cut a sentiment using
then cut the tiny bird from

That's it....pretty easy!
Make sure and pop on over to the
Dies R Us challenge blog to see all the other beautiful white on white cards
and join in the challenge with us!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Looking Like Christmas

A new challenge theme at 
with our 'sistah ' Agata being our hostess
and she has chosen the theme of

I made a pretty simple card  with papers from Lawn Fawn
and stamps from SU.

I stamped the main sentiment image with Versamark
then SNS Red Apple embossing powder.

I also stamped 3 trees from the same stamp set
Season of Joy (2007)
using my TH Stamp Platform so I could stamp several times.
I popped the trees up in various heights.

I added a white deer and a few sequins to finish.

This will be our last challenge for this year
as the sistahs are taking a holiday break
but we will be back on January 10th
all ready to go.

Make sure and pop on over to The Sisterhood blog
to see all the beautiful things my 'sistahs' have created
and join in with us!!

Monday, December 11, 2017

12 Tags of Christmas With A Feminine Twist Day 5

is an easy one with the theme being 'SNOW'.

I used  a TH Alterations Tag die for the tag base
then embossed with a TH Alterations Snowfall EB folder.

I used India ink to stamp a Hero Arts Snow Much Fun stamp on my tag,
colored in with Copics, then went back and used 
Nuvo Crytal Glitter Drops White Blizzard on the snow balls
and snow areas and
Nuvo Crytsal Glitter Drops Sherbert Shimmer on the hat, mittens and scarf!

12 Tags of Christmas With A Feminine Twist Day 4

is a technique challenge 'watercolor'.

For my tag, I die cut a round stitched circle and stamped
a (NBUS) stamp from inkadinkado using India Ink.
I used the TH Stamp Platform to stamp my image 3 times,
giving me a nice clean and perfect image to work with.

I did a very simple watercolor on the wreath using my Zig Clean color brushes.

A bit of Nuvo Silver Moondust Glitter drops 
were used to add a bit of sparkle to the Poinsettias.
Moving on To Tag 5!

Friday, December 8, 2017

12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist Day 3

Here is my tag for Day 3 at the 
Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist
and the theme is 'Naturally Neutral'.

I used a piece of a real wood grain paper for the little stump,
perched a glittery bird on top,
a glittery snowflake and a little clothespin snowflake.
I ran a manila tag through my Cuttlebug,
they used TH Gathered Twigs Distress ink.
Just a simple little tag this time, but all neutral and 'natural'.

I need to get going as they are Day 8 already
which makes me 5 behind!!


Since we had our first snow yesterday (only 3")
and about 7 to 9" more to come tonight/tomorrow
I thought it would appropriate to share a snowman card lol!

This card was made for the Tutti Designs Store.
He is really a bit more darker red then he is showing here though.
I used a Tutti Designs Snowman Panel.

I know it's kind of hard to see, but I added a bit of Stickles to each snowflake
and then a row of stickles 'snow' along the edge.
Funny how I hardly ever use my stickles since those wonderful Nuvo drops came along.

Entering the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz .... Show Me A Snowman
4 Crafty Chicks .... Monochrome

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas At The Cutting Cafe

It's Christmas Time at
All the designers are making any Christmas project
they want  chosen from the store!!

These are some of my favorite Christmas gift boxes I have made in the past and wanted to showcase them once again.

First up is one of my absolute favorite gift boxes....the Christmas Stocking Box.
This file comes in 2 sizes, the large one I have shown here

and the smaller version I have shown here.
Aren't they just the cutest?  And they are super easy to make
but look like a million bucks!!

Next is this adorable Snowman Treat CUTE!!

Make sure and stop by The Cutting Cafe blog
on the afternoon of the 7th to see ALL
of the designers projects in one place.....
make sure and leave a comment too 
for YOUR chance to win 3 cut files of your own!!
Did you know TCC also has custom stamps (and ribbon, too)
made to order just for you?
Yep, they do...go HERE and check it all out, you will be glad you did!!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It's the first Wednesday of the month and that means the start of a new challenge at
Double D Challenges.
Team Diane is hosting and the theme is
'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas'
and using the colors red and white with a touch of green
using the beautiful mood below for inspiration.

I bought a die a long while back (last year...we make our boards a year in advance)
for this challenge and then decided to go an entirely different way....typical lol! 

I really focused on all the details in the mood board
using several, the stitched hearts, white deer, red tree and even the snowflake
and added my 'touch' of green.

For the main image of my card I used a Stampendous stamp that I 
just dearly love 'Sweater Square'.
Using the TH stamp platform, I stamped it 3 times until I had the perfect
stamped image using SU Real Red ink.
I then die cut it with a Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Heart.
I embossed a panel of white card stock to go under it...snowflakes.

Next I cut 2 pine trees, one from a red~white flocked paper
and one from red card stock, stacking them slightly ajar.

I added a RRR ribbon to the top of the card , then added some greens
and a tiny heart.

I die cut a deer and a snowflake, 
coated both with a Nuvo Medium Tip glue pen,
then sprinkle with SNS Cloud Nine glitter.

Make sure and visit the Double D challenge blog to see
all the beautiful things from the design teams....WOW
you won't want to miss we have a fun prize to win!

Entering the following challenges:
Stinkin' Inkers .... Celebrating The Holidays (m)
Mod Squad .... Snowflakes
Addicted To Stamps and More .... ATG
Craftaholics R Us .... Christmas
The Merry Christmas Challenge .... ATG Christmas

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist Day 2

Here is my tag for the Ellen Hutson 
Day 2 is COLOR~Silver/Gold.

Here is my tag...I added a  silver/gold ribbon!

I am working on Day 3 ... YIKES...they are already on Day 5!!

12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist Day 1

It's time again for the
Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist.
I used to join in every year but it has been a couple years I have missed now
so I decided to try my best this year to get them done! 

Day 1 tag is a technique...3D.

This is my tag using a Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Star die.  I cut my die 5 times.
There is a video showing  how to make a 3D tag.

You might want to think about joining in too!!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

One Of Those Days

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

Hi, Diane with you today 
using one of the newly released stamp sets for November
Cat's Meow and another stamp set Build A Flower (flower pot).

I started out by stamping the images I wanted to use,
coloring them and fussy cutting them out with Tonic 5" Mini Scissors.

For the base of my card I used a Spellbinders Circle die,
folded my card stock in half and just put the die slightly above the fold,
(as shown)

This gives me folded card without cutting it apart.
Next I cut a Spellbinders Scalloped circle to fit over the front of the card.
This will cover up the flat top at the fold, making the card a complete circle.
I also used a tiny hole punch on each scallop.

I added a piece of double sided Tear-ific Tape 1/4"
and sprinkled with Creamsicle glitter.
I placed the kitty in the flower pot.
I cut his tail off as it would of been hidden in the pot
and re-positioned it to show.

For the 'grass' for kitty to lay on,
I added a piece of double sided Tear-ific Tape 1 1/2".
Then sprinkled with Pine Grove Tinsel glitter.
After watching one of Demo Donna's wonderful videos,
 I learned then to add another glitter to fill in the tinsel.
I used Elegant Emerald  glitter for that.
I stamped the sentiment with Nuvo Hybrid ink Metro Gray 
on a Poppystamp die cut cloud.

Here is how the card looks opened.

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Here is a list of products used for your convenience: 

StampsCat’sMeow #870, Build a Flower #811
Glitter: Elegant Emerald G1011
Creamsicle G1140
Misc:  Poppystamps Cloud die,
Spellbinders Circle, Round Scalloped dies
Small dot punch

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Stars & A Cupcake

It's raining here today, but a bit warm for this time of year.
Doesn't look or feel like Christmas much yet....
maybe once I get all my inside decorations done it will.

I have a big blue cupcake to share today....
with all kinds of dangling stars and a cherry on top!

I used a piece of an embossed background paper
then taking center stage is a Tutti Designs die.
This one being 'Cupcake'.
I die cut the cherry again in a red card stock.
Tiny red gems were added to each star, eleven in all.

I finished with  Tutti Designs 'Happy and Birthday' dies

Entering the following challenges:
Cardz For Galz .... Cupcakes

Friday, December 1, 2017

Have A Holly Jolly Christmas

Happy December 1st....let the countdown begin!
Today is a new challenge theme at 
and the theme being 'Christmas Carols'.

Can you guess my
Yes, it is Holly Jolly Christmas...brings back good memories.

I went with a rather simple card and an easy mailer at that!

I used a snowfall embossing folder for the background (Sizzix)
and turned it on it's side to fit my
Once die cut. I colored in all the  various cuts with Copics.

I die cut a snowman using Yvonne Creations Snowman.
He too was colored in various places with Copics.

I added a sentiment from Kaisercraft Christmas Quotes,
stamped with SU Real Red ink and die cut
with one of the dies from the set

To finish I added a piece of red/white twine.

Make sure and pop on over to the Dies R Us challenge blog
and see all the pretty Christmas card song cards from the rest of the team,
they are gorgeous!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Stained Glass Vellum

A bit more of my stained glass dies and coloring on vellum.
The die is a Tutti Designs 'Winter Tree Stained Glass'

 I thought this card might be great for a 'guy',
good colors and not too fancy,
even though there is a bow, it's kind of manly being 'hemp'!

Same technique as I have mentioned before,
adding Ken Oliver 'Stick It'
to the back of my black card stock,
running through my machine, then sticking on the vellum
and carefully trimming around,
flipping to the back side and coloring with copics!

I added a few layers underneath, the hemp bow and button!

Entering the following challenges:
The Male Room .... Vellum

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Flowers and Friendship

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

Hi, are you all full of turkey and ready to relax?
Well, Diane here today and I have just the perfect thing for you to
relax and enjoy!
One of the newly released  November stamps sets is
A gorgeous stamp set with just a hint of color to complete.

I decided to make a 'twisted easel' card.
Cut a piece of card stock to 5" x 10" and score in half.

Next score from top right corner to bottom left corner.
Now you have your easel to decorate as you want!
I cut a second from panel for mine and embossed with a
basket weave embossing folder, 
then applied Nuvo Embossing Mousse Spring Green to the bottom portion.

I stamped my image on a Spellbinders die
with Nuvo Hybrid Ink Acorn Brown, then colored very lightly with Copics.
I used a Stardust Gelly Roll Pen to add a bit of sparkle in the flower center.

For the inside I applied Sticker Paper to card stock,
then using a Sue Wilson New Zealand Wellington die,
I die cut it out, removed the paper to expose the sticker paper
and sprinkled with Mountain Mint pretty!
Using Versamark ink, I stamped the sentiment
and embossed with Black Fine Detail embossing powder.

Here is the card laying flat to mail.

Thank you for visiting with me today.

Here is a list of products used for your convenience.

StampsBotanical Orchid Flowers #874
GlitterMountain Mint GM2012
Embossing PowderBlack Fine Detail EP171
OtherVersamark VM001
Other:  Basket Weave embossing folder
Sue Wilson  New Zealand Wellington die
Technique:  Twisted Easel

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Be Merry and Bright

A little pink, a little silver, may your days be merry and bright
is what this card is all about.

The last release for Tutti Designs was all stained glass.
I designed 3 cards for each of the dies in 3 different techniques.
This is one of them using the Poinsettia Stained Glass die.

If you visit my blog often, you know I love coloring on vellum.
Normally I stamp on the vellum with a die ink,
then flip over and color.
But because this was a die, I used a product I have had in my stash
for quite awhile and really love it 'Ken Oliver's Stick It.
You place it on the 'backside' of your card stock,
then run it through your machine and then stick it down where
you want it, this case being the vellum.
Then I simply trimmed along the outside,
flipped it over and colored with my Copics.
I like using the Copics as it gives a nice soft, natural look.
I showed one of the other techniques I used HERE,
using glitter and coloring over it with Copics.
It does not hurt your copics as you press very lightly if at all
as the pen just flows over the glitter ( at least the SNS glitter I used, I am sure other glitters might react differently so always practice first)
and you run your pen across
scrap paper before you put it away!

I also added a bit of 
Nuvo Crystal Glitter Drops Silver Moondust 
to the flower centers.

Entering the following challenges:
Crafting With Dragonflies .... Christmas Card/Non-traditional Colors
Crafty Gals Corner .... To 'die' for
Color Crazy Challenge .... ATG
Watercooler Wednesdays  .... Christmas 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a quick post to wish you all a very blessed and

I have 3 cards to share all using the same
Tutti Designs die Cornucopia.

All are using various card stocks, designer papers
and a few embellishments.

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

Have a great day everyone!!