Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Pretty Harp

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today:

Happy Tuesday!!

Today I am featuring the Harp die.
I made a background of scrap strips of papers,
die cut two layers of the Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Ovals.
The harp was die cut from a shiny blue metallic paper.
I dressed it up a bit with a butterfly
then added a sentiment.


I created a second card by die cutting a gold metallic harp this time
and adding a store purchased flower.


A beautiful die for any occasion!!



TUTTI-333 Harp



TUTTI-219 Nesting Stitched Ovals
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, August 5, 2020

Butterflies Challenge


Wow, August already!  It seems the older you get the more time
just seems to pass you by.  A bit scary if you ask me.

Today we have a new challenge theme at
Double D Challenges
and it is BUTTERFLIES.

We have the pretty mood board to inspire you,
I know it sure did me,
so much so I was confused of what of my many butterfly supplies to use!



I finally decided to go somewhat CAS, it has been appealing a lot to me lately,
maybe because I can turn out a pretty quick card
without having to tax my brain too much,
that always helps when you have so much on your mind...right?


Not much explanation needed  as most can be seen what I did
just by looking.
Used Versamark and black EB powder on vellum
and added a bit of colors by coloring on the back with SU markers
that I have not used in years.
Once I had it colored, I carefully fussy cut it out.

The Sprig is from Rubber Stampede (2002)
and the butterfly is Stampabilities (1999)
The sentiment is Elizabeth Craft Designs.

This is such an easy themed challenge at Double D
that I hope you will join us...
don't forget to visit as the Design Teams have once again
created AWESOMENESS!!

Entering these fun challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday …. Use your favorite tool 
(mine is the TH Platform, it has made my life so easy)
Watercooler Wednesday … ATG With a Feminine Twist


Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Oriental Lantern

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today:

Happy Tuesday Tutti fans!!

Today I am featuring the Oriental Lantern.
This is such a fun die, great for many different occasions!!

The first card has a confetti embossed background
and both lanterns are cut from scrap papers.
This is the perfect die for using up scraps!

The sentiment says 'Birthday Wishes'!


The second card is great for, well, just because!
Once again using scraps, a few sequins
and the sentiment stamped on the Tutti Designs Nested Stitched Oval.


The last card is for any occasion,
created simply by using a fun embossing folder
and adding a pretty bow!!




TUTTI-274 Oriental Lantern


TUTTI-219 Nesting Stitched Ovals


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
!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Sweet

We have a new challenge theme at Dies R Us and it is 
SWEET!


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A theme that really makes you think about what to create.
I chose the cake stained glass die from Tutti Designs
and did my fun glitter technique with it!

Pretty easy as all you do it die cut the stained glass frame,
add it to a sticky back paper
sprinkle with glitter, then color it in.
I have some tips for this below, just to make things easier!


I also used the Tutti Designs Lily heart panel, but covered it up with 
my stained glass cake.
I die cut the word sweet 3 times, then stacked one on the other
just to give it a bit of oomph!

Some tips for doing this:
It is better to die cut a black frame as then when you color it
if it bleeds into the frame you are less likely to see it
(ask me how I know this)
I use Copics to color over the glitter, but you just 'dab' the color on as it spreads
itself in the glitter and start more on the inside 
rather then the edge.
After coloring just 'wipe' any glitter you see off
by just swiping on a scrap piece of paper.
A (warm) fine glitter works best for this,
I used Cloud Nine glitter.

All the links are below and I added a link of ALL the
stained glass dies available as they are beautiful!


Make sure to hop on over to the 
Dies R Us challenge blog to see all the fabulous 'SWEET' designs
from my teamies...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!?!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Heart Dream Catcher

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today:

Hello Tutti Fans!
Today I am featuring the unique and fun die
Heart Dream Catcher.

This card doesn't need much explanation,
a scrap of designer paper, dream catcher cut from another
scrap, added some pearls and what I thought
was the perfect sentiment...couldn't get any easier!!
I added a piece of cord to finish it off.


A little bit of information about dream catchers:
The dream catcher is a protective talisman that is used to protect people from nightmares and bad dreams. The charm was usually used for young children and hung above their cradles or beds. Native American cultures believe that both good and bad dreams fill the air at night.



TUTTI-424 Heart Dreamcatcher



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 22, 2020

Anything Ocean or Beachy Challenge

Well hello there my The Sisterhood friends!
It's time for a new challenge at
The Sisterhood of Crafters
and it is being hosted by none other then ME!!

I chose the theme of anything Ocean or Beach-y!

I made a pretty quick card by cheating a little bit lol.

A long while back I purchased some ephemera from
Prima May/June designs by Julie Nutting.
I have always loved her Prima dolls (and I have lots of them)
so why not own this too...hah!



I first inked up by 5 x 5 card base with TH oxide mermaid lagoon.
I used a Sue Wilson frame from her shadowbox 'celebrate' die set.

All I had to do then was pick out some of the cute ephemera
from the package.

I think it came together kind of cute to make a fun summer card!

Now you make sure and head on over to
The Sisterhood and grab some inspiration by seeing
what my 'sistahs' have created...join in with us!!



Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Garden Trellis

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today:

Hi Tutti fans!
today I have a pretty card using the Garden Trellis die.

It was die cut from an olive green card stock
then layered over a vellum covered designer paper
giving it a pretty pastel softness.


I finished off the card by adding a few purchased tiny flowers
and a birthday greeting.




TUTTI-183 Garden Trellis

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 15, 2020

Christmas In July

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It's a new challenge theme at Dies R Us
and it is Christmas In July.
A great theme to get you that much ahead for the Christmas Holiday!

I made a card that that is 5" square which seems to fit the
Amy Designs Christmas Wishes Holly Wreath perfectly.


I added the sentiment from Sue Wilson Designs Mini Expressions
Tis The Season to the center.
A small county check bow was added to finish.

Sue Wilson Designs Mini Expressions Tis The Season
Amy Design Christmas Wishes Holly Wreath
Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Circles

Make sure to check out the Dies R Us challenge blog to
see all the inspiration from my fellow 'teamies'
Join in with us for your chance to win a gift certificate to the store!!

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!?!


Beach Time

We have a new challenge theme at
Double D today and it is 
Let's Go To The Beach.

There is also a fabulous mood board
just to inspire you to join in with us!!




Funny thing is as this is posting I am at the beach for the month of July....lucky ME!!
Anyhow, I have this fun and very beachy card to share today!

My card uses the die from Spellbinders October Large die of the month club
Truckin' Through The Seasons.
It has lots of pieces for each of the four seasons.
They have since come out with more add on sets for even more fun.
Nope, I am not affiliated with Spellbinders,
but just love this so much I wanted to share the info with you!

I used a Mintay background paper from their Paradise paper pad.
If you visit here often then you also know I am a HUGE
fan of Mintay papers, I think I have every pad they have come out with
yep, I am a Mintay hoarder!!


The original set comes with three different sentiments.
I choose the HOORAY as I figured anyone headed to the beach in this truck
would certainly be shouting HOORAY!!
Don't you love that fun bumper??


Isn't it fun?
Just imagine all the fun I am going to have with this truck!!

Now you need to pop on over to the Double D challenge blog
and see all the awesome creations the design team has made,
they are one talented group of ladies, that's for sure!!

Entering the following challenges:
Allsorts …. Begins with a 'B' (beach)

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Sympathy Card

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today.

Hi there Tutti fans!!
Today I have a card using two Tutti Designs dies
A Cross In The Vine and the word set Sympathy.


TUTTI-269 Cross In The Vine


TUTTI-245  Word Set - Sympathy


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 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

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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