Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Cabin

Brrrr...we have another fabulous mood board for our
challenge at Double D and the theme is
'Let It Snow'.

Geez, there were so MANY ways I could of gone with this challenge,
but I think you will see right off which one I decided on!

I have had this die for a very long time, in fact it might have been
one of  my first orders I put into Dies R Us years ago!

I am sure this die from Tattered Lace called 'cabin'
wouldn't appeal to everyone, but since I live a log home
it appealed to me right off lol!!

But can't you see this used year round for all the seasons,
Spring flowers, Fall Leaves,  and great for a masculine card with pines and deer/rustic...
well anyhow, I love it!

I used a snowfall embossing folder (THoltz) for the background,
Memory Box Grand Forest Archway for the trees,
vellum behind the windows, paper pieced the doors and fence railings
and a red velvet bow to decorate.
I also added Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard.

Make sure to visit Double D to see all the amazing (as always)
creations from the Design Teams!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Peace On Earth

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today.

One week until Christmas and the countdown begins!
I am sure this time of year we are all striving for
 which is the die I am showing today.

I made three different cards using this die.
The first card simply has an embossed snowfall background
with a few snowflake stickers.
The die was cute form a blue metallic paper
(nice and shiny IRL)
then adhered to a Tutti Designs Stitched Square.

The second card, the die cut was once again adhered to a 
Tutti Designs Stitched square.
A banner was added along with a few green 'dew drops'.

For the last card I added the die cut to a black scalloped circle
on a pretty piece of designer paper,
then added a few pearls for a bit of elegance.

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

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Monday, December 17, 2018

More Christmas Cards

Hi all, I have a bunch more Christmas cards
to share today I made for the Tutti Designs Store.

But before that I just wanted to mention that ALL
my card designs that were created for the store were PIRATED!
they all had a watermark in the corner but these thieves removed them
with software!!!
Not only the cards but the die designs themselves were stolen.
So please, please don't buy from these companies.
I won't mention their names as I really don't want to steer 
anyone to the sites, but please note that this is THIEVERY
and in time can put our stamps and die companies out of business....
oh yes it is not just Tutti Designs being hit but most ALL
stamp and dies, including Tim Holtz, Stampin Up,
Impression Obsession, Frantic Stamper and on and on...
so please don't buy from them, they are thieves and it is wrong!

Okay onto the cards:

Thanks for looking, can you believe I still have two more
batches to show....then moving on ...whew!!

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Whittle Moose

Last challenge of the year is on the Dies R Us blog today
and the theme is Anything Christmas.

I am not sure if you have seen the Poppystamp Whittle dies,
but there are 14 of them and all so cute and reasonable, too!
I seem to want them all but was lucky enough to snatch up a few ot them
and one being the Poppy Stamps Whittle Moose.
Isn't he just the cutest?

I started my card with a pretty paper from a 6 x 6 paper pad.
I used a Gelly Roll Stardust pen here and there for some sparkle.
I also die cut a circle from Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Circles
and inked the top with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Broken China.

Next I die cut my Cheapo Dies Forest,
colored it with Copics and added SNS Sparkling Snow Glitter.
both to the trees and the snow below.

There are really pretty and fun DT designs on the
Dies R Us challenge blog, why not pop on over and check them out
and join in with could win a prize!!

Design Team Member At

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Winter Scene Challenge

Today at The Sisterhood of Crafters our challenge is being hosted
our lovely 'sistah'  Vickie.
She has chosen the theme of 
'Create A Winter Scene.

My card is from a class I took back in December 
at Shipshewanna Indiana called Purple Haze.
We made three cards and this one is one of my favorites.

Sorry I can't tell you the dies used as it was all precut for us,
but I do know the beautiful papers are from Our Daily Bread...
they are gorgeous and we got an extra small pack of them to bring home.
I also added Red Berry Nuvo to the wreath, 
glitter to the flower and
'snow' here and there.

So if you will pop on over to The Sisterhood,
you will an amazing amount of beautiful 'winter scenes'!

Ink Resist Technique Challenge

A new challenge begins today on
Back To Basics and Beyond
and it is 'Resist Technique'.
If you haven't ever done it,
give it a try and not only is it easy but it is FUN!

For my technique instructions,
I watched a video HERE on Splitcoast stampers for my card.

I used a sentiment stamp,( that once I find where I set it, I will let you know the name)
and used TH Distress Embossing ink which I have had forever
and just opened it, I normally use Versmark.

I also used Sparkle N Sprinkle Clear embossing powder.
The other inks I used were Distress inks Broken China,
Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans.

The tree stamp is a Shenna Douglas 'Silhouette Trees'.

Pop on over to BBB and see all the other DT beautiful creations!!

Short and sweet, I know, but I had very little time today!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Angelic Window

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today.

Hi there, I have a few pretty cards today
featuring the Angelic Window die.

The first card was created in pretty blues
with the addition of a blue glitter paper.Parts of the die were
touched by a stardust gel pen.
I tiny red glitter bell was added to the sentiment banner.

The second card is really a bit darker then it shows, more navy blue.
the angel die was die cut in a dark blue metallic paper.

The last card has quite a bit going on....
Angelic Window cut in gold glitter paper,
two pretty designer papers,
two glitzy chipboard pieces!

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

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Christmas Greens

More Tutti cards today as promised
but this time they are Christmas 'greens'.

I'll be back on Thursday with more Tutti Christmas cards!!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Christmas Reds

More Tutti Designs cards (and a tag) today
this time all in 'reds (mostly).

It's so quick to use dies for your Christmas cards
when it is such a busy season.

Hope you enjoyed them.....
I will be back with more Tutti cards on Monday!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Christmas 'Pinks'

Today I have my 'Pink" cards I made
for the Tutti Designs store.

Thanks for visiting me...
will be back with plenty more next week!!

Friday, December 7, 2018

I'm A Little Bit 'Blue" Today

Hey, how do you like my title LOL?
I'm NOT blue, but my cards certainly are!!
I made well over 100 cards for Tutti Designs store all for Christmas
that have never been on my blog...
and since I want to mail some of them out
I want to share them first.
So I thought why not showcase some of them by color?

I have six today...yep six...
hope you enjoy them...
not going into lots of details, but here they are:

 this one I used a Memory Box stencil for the background
and silver embossing paste

thanks for looking, will be back tomorrow with
'pink' cards!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Run Run Rudolph Challenge

It's the first Wednesday of the month which brings us to a new
mood board and theme at Double D challenges.
The theme is Run Run Rudolph...meaning you are to use a
deer or moose of some sort and use the 'mood board' below.

When I created the mood board I purposely did with a die I had in mind.

The die is from Sizzix and perfectly cuts all the reindeer names out,
but it left off poor Rudolph, so I added him in 'real' form!
I used Nuvo Berry Red for his nose.

I backed the die with Navy Card stock,
then added a strip ppaer from Doodlebugs milk & cookies  6 x 6 pad.

There is gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team...
go take a peek at the Double D Challenge Blog!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Christmas Word Tree

Today I have three cards featuring the
This dies speaks for itself (pun!

I just love these dies that with just a mere amount of added
paper and embellishments, you have a simple but yet
beautiful card!

The first card used  a pretty metallic card stock and bright red ribbon/bow
to set off the Christmas Word Tree die beautifully.

The second card, also very simple and made in the true colors of
Christmas 'red and green' and white of course.

The last card I obviously used a star EB folder,
the Christmas Word Tree die is cut from a pretty
metallic print paper, and a red metallic star.

Make sure to check out the Tutti Designs blog each day for
more beautiful inspiration.
All the links are below.

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

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Coffee Time

Today I am joining in with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!
I have been a 'stalker' of this but have never joined in.
My idea was to make my cards way in advance and be ready....
of course that didn't happen LOL...but I do have ONE card to enter!

I created my card using a 'recycled'  Folgers Coffee Aroma Seal
and using Paper Sweeties stamps and dies and an Impression Obsession snowflake.
The aroma seal was cut using a Tutti Designs tag die.
I had a heck of a time getting a picture as because of the metal background it
just wouldn't show true color/shine BUT
it is much better IRL.

I also added some Nuvo for a whipped cream
look in the cup.

The plaid paper is from a new Christmas pad from Recollections
'A Winter's Night' .
The paper also has metallic in it.
So this is my first and only far...but being the time of year
and all I have to do, I imagine this is it for me!