Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Colors Of Summer Challenge

 A new challenge and theme starting today at
Double D Challenges and it is
The Colors of Summer.

We have a very colorful mood board to
give you some inspiration to create!


While spending my summer at the lake house last summer
I created all kinds of background panels using various mediums
and this is one using a stencil from Pretty Pink Posh Jungle Background Stencil
and some Dew Drop Inks.



The sentiment is from Pink Fresh Studio Simply Sentiments Hello set
stamped on Pretty Pink Post Strip Stitched die.
The colors reminded me of the bottom left picture, beach balls
on the mood board!

Take a peek over on the Double D blog to see 
plenty more fabulous inspiration from the Design team!



Thursday, July 15, 2021

Ahoy


Here we are in the middle of July already and it's time for a new challenge at
Dies R Us!
Our challenge is always an Anything Goes making it easy to enter!

Even though it's ATG, I try to stay within a monthly theme
and to me July means red~white and blue.

I used Tutti Designs Floral Anchor and Stitched Banners for my card.


I thought the word AHOY would be fun so die cut my letters
using Cheapo dies Font Newsprint.
I felt it need a little something so I added a twine to the top.

Here are the links to the dies I have used:

Tutti Designs Floral Anchor
Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Banners
Cheapo Dies Font Newsprint

For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 



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, July 14, 2021

Flamingo Birthday

 It's time for a new challenge theme at
The Sisterhood of Crafters
and our theme is Embossing either Dry or Wet
and chosen by our 'sistah' Annie!

I chose to go with a 'wet' embossing on a 'new to me' die.
I have to admit I created this card in February so I received the die
right around then, but being gone most of the summer I needed to work ahead!

I die cut my flamingo from a bright pink card stock
then rubbed Versamark all over it
and heat embossed with SNS Flashy Flamingo embossing powder 
that also has glitter in it.
Funny how the name fits isn't it?

I sure like to hit the sales and the die cut underneath the flamingo
was also a 'new to me die' (I will list all below)
and I think it is so pretty!

A nice bright and cheerful birthday card!

Make sure to pop on over to The Sisterhood
and see al the beautiful designs from my 'sistahs'!!

Entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday .... Embossing
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Watercooler Wednesday .... Dawn's All About Occasions 

Also wanted to mention we are having a design team call
for a NEW challenge blog 'Four Seasons'!
All the details of how to apply can be found HERE!


Dies:  Gemini Flamingo
Spellbinders Candlewick Rectangles
Cheery Lyn Designs Tropical Leaves
Embossing Powder: Sparkle N Sprinkle Flashy Flamingo
SU:  Punch
Paper:  Echo Park Summer Fun
Ink"  Dew Drop Rose Bud, Versamark

Two Old Bats July Halloween Challenge Reminder

We are half way through our Halloween challenge
at Two Old Bats and this is my card for the reminder post! 

I once again used the inspiration/mood board for my card
going with the bottom left corner of the cat and pumpkins!


I stamped my image from Sparkle N Sprinkle's
When Black Cats Prowl stamp set designed by Donna Ellis.
Being a cat lover I just love this cute and fun set.


I stamped the image on watercolor paper then colored in with 
with Tombow markers.
The papers are from the old DCWV The Midnight Spell 2010

Being I was not home when creating this card I left it very simple
but it will be an easy mailer for sure.

Head on over to Two Old Bats challenge blog
as some of the designers have even more awesome inspiration for you!  We would love to have YOU join in with us!!


Monday, July 12, 2021

Vellum Flowers

My poor blog has felt very neglected this summer other then some DT work
so while being home I decided to do a fun challenge 

Mod Squad Challenge Vellum Flowers


I stamped my flowers on vellum using Gina K Designs Sending Love stamp set
with Versamark and SNS Fine detail gold embossing powder.
Then I flipped the vellum panel over and colored on the back with Copics.
The butterfly is part of the set as well.  Nothing fancy but I needed
something to motivate me and thought this would do the trick.
I don't have a ton of Gina K Designs so I 'need' to win the
offered gift certificate so I can buy more, teehee!!

On another note I was cleaning my craft room yesterday
(yes really I was) and I knocked my Copic tower over and broke
a piece off and copics went flying everywhere, I also slopped my coffee on a couple of finished pretty cards, just not a good day at all!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Summer Gingham Picnic

Today at Double D our challenge theme is SUMMER Gingham!
We have a super fun inspiration board to get you going! 


I used a cute set I purchased from Hello Bluebird last summer or maybe
even the summer before and this is the first time it has seen ink, my bad!!
I also purchased the matching die set making it an easy way to cut out my 'critters'
having a picnic.


I used gingham for the picnic blanket and the fun sun
The grasses and the sky were stenciled using Lawn Fawn stencils.
The critters were colored in with Tombow Markers.
I sure had fun with these cute critters!


Pop on over to the Double D challenge and see all the
beautiful gingham cards from my teammates,
they are sure to not only WOW you but inspire you as well!

Entering the following challenges:
The House That Stamps Built  .... Stenciling(Repeat Impressions Theme Challenge #J721)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge .... Hello Sunshine



Friday, July 2, 2021

Turner syndrome Card Auction Starts TODAY

 Check out all the gorgeous cards up for auction and join in for a good cause!  It starts today.



Two Old Bats July Halloween Challenge

Already into July and that means a new Halloween challenge
is beginning at Two Old Bats Halloween challenge

We have a fun mood board to get you inspired
though it can be anything goes as long as it is Halloween!


I used the top right corner for my inspiration
with the fun dog.


I stamped my dog from the Sparkle N Sprinkle A Puppy's Halloween set
then water colored in with what I had on hand at our lake house which was
a combination of Tombow markers and Derwent Inktense pencils.

The paper is from DCWV the Midnight Spell 2010, yep, it has been in my 
stash for eleven long years, about time I bought some new
Halloween papers I think.
The sentiment is part of the set mentioned above 
though SNS is now out of business a digital of the dog only 
can be found HERE!

Make sure to stop on over at Two Old Bats
to see all the fun creations from the design team
and join in with us too!



Thursday, July 1, 2021

Celebrate



Happy July 4th...almost!
The first of July  brings us to a new challenge at
Dies R Us
and our theme is always Anything Goes!

Thinking ahead to July 4th in the states, I created a patriotic quilt.
This has been a fun and favorite die of mine being I used to
love to sew and can make this 'quilt' many different colors,
it became a favorite for mixing colors and patterns.
You can see another quilt card I created HERE.



As you can see I cut the die out in red~white~blue and a patterned paper
then paper piecing the pieces  where I wanted.
It now leaves me with enough to make 3 or 4 more quilt cards
with variations of the pieced patterns.

Links for the dies I have used:

Want ot join our challenge?
Then head on over to Dies R Us and join in
and see all the inspiration there from the team
there is always a random gift certificate to win!

For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 



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:
Simon Says Wednesday .... ATG
Mix It Up Challenge .... Aperture (tri-angles)




Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Colorize Bloom

 Today at The Sisterhood of Crafters our theme is Anything Goes!

I chose to use a new die to me called Colorize
and came up with this card!


As you can see by the picture below this die has 17 pieces all layered
one on top of the other.
It looks harder then it really is as each die piece scores a line where the
next piece goes. It also has each piece named and numbered on the back to help
make it easier to assemble.  I did have one piece though that I just couldn't figure
out where it went on the flower so left it off as well as a flower center piece
as I forgot to add it..whoops!
I stenciled a background for under the flower
then stamped my sentiment with Dew Drop Grape Jelly ink!


Being an Anything Goes challenge be sure to take
a peek at what my 'sistahs'  have to show you over at
The Sisterhood!




Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Dog Rose Card

 Hello All, have you been like me and spent your pandemic in house days
online shopping for paper crafting goodies more then you normally would?
I have to admit I have been addicted to not only layering stencils and layering stamps
but even the layered dies have captured my attention which is where this
card has come from!

I saw a challenge at Just Us Girls that I was able to use a 'new' to me
layered die from Altenew called Dog Rose.

I actually made 3 more cards using this die in different colors
which I will post at a later time.



I backed my card with paper from Lawn Fawn Spring Fling pad.

I have to admit that I also have taken quite a 'fancy' to the Altenew
stamps and dies and this set is no exception!

Also entering the following challenges:
NBUS .... Never Before Used Stuff




Signs of Summer Challenge

Time for a new challenge at Double D
and the theme is Signs of Summer
with the inspiration mood board below. 


This is sure to be a fun challenge as the signs of summer are endless!

I once again used the mood board as inspiration
letting the top left corner tile inspire ME!

I created my own background using the ship lap builder die from The Greetery.
I think this is must have die for every card maker, so fun and so very useful.
I created several of these backgrounds last summer and this is one of them
using TH Iced Spruce Distress Ink.
It reminded me of the picture in the above mood board.


I also used a never before used die from my stash from Cheapo Dies
Daddy's Fishing Buddy.  At the writing of this post this die was still
available but just so you know all Cheapo dies are being discontinued sad to say.

I used a scrap of  a background paper for the fish I had made
previously as  wanted the look
of a rainbow trout, it worked perfectly!

To see more summery creations by the Design Team,
make sure to visit our Double D challenge,
we always have a cool prize up for grabs!!



Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Spring Flowers

 


June 15th already and that means it's time for a new challenge at
Dies R Us and as always our theme is anything goes!
One of my latest purchases from Dies R Us is this
Jeanine's Art Spring Basket die set.
It is loaded with all kinds of possibilities!
I adhered it on a Tutti Designs Scalloped stitched square
which was adhered to Tutti Designs Lily Heart Panel
coving up the heart lily panel
( makes an entire new use for this die).


I stamped my sentiment on a Tutti Designs Scalloped Stitched rectangle.
All links are given below!

Jeanine's Art Welcome Spring ~Spring Basket
Tutti Designs Lily Heart Panel
Tutti Designs Nesting Scalloped Rectangles
Tutti Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting Squares
Impression Obsession Twig Wreath (branches only)

Thank you for visiting me today!

Head on over to the Dies R Us challenge blog
to see all the fun creations from the Design Team
and join in with us for YOUR chance to win a DRU gift Certificate to the store!

For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 



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!?!

Monday, June 14, 2021

June Halloween Challenge Reminder

It's reminder time at Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge
to join us and create a Halloween card
and we have a fun mood board to inspire you below. 


You don't have to use the mood board but just create anything Halloween!
I did let it inspire me and used the lower right corner for my stamps.
I used an image from Power Poppy that I have had forever and it has
never seen ink until today!
I colored it in with my Copics then mounted on a piece of
washi tape background panel generously given to me from my
friend and teammate Dar!


So we would love to have YOU join us for our challenge
that ends on the 28th at Two Old Bats!



Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The Sea

Today is our new challenge theme beginning at 
The Sisterhood of Crafters and is being hosted by ME
and I chose Water~Water~Water !

I have to admit I struggled with what I was going to use
as my mind just went blank lol!

I did have this stamp set pulled out and laying
on my desk from Sweet n' Sassy The Sea and decided
it would do the job.


I kept it pretty simple by inking the water area then stamping my image
over the top with Dew Drop Nautical Blue ink.
The sentiment is part of the stamp set.
I felt it needed something so added a few red sequins.

Take a visit to The Sisterhood blog and see all the fun creations
from my 'sistahs' and join in with us!

Entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday .... Create a Scene


Monday, June 7, 2021

Love Birds

Fun card today joining in with the CAS Mix Up which is FLIGHT
using watercolors. 


I watercolored this cute little bird set using Tombow markers, 
pretty easy peazy!
The background is a watercolor of sorts using some water
and a mix of powders.


Simple card and not much to it but I liked this cute bird set
and it 'fell' into my card one day while shopping
and it's the first time I have used it!


Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Haunted House

It's time for a new challenge at Two Old Bats
and as always our theme is Anything Goes Halloween!
We have a fun mood board to inspire you
and you can choose to use it or not!

I try to use it if I can as I find it fun and intriguing
and find it does help when creating!  


I went with the spook house to build my card around!
I used a haunted house cut out and  a SU bat punch
and two punches from Martha Stewart for the cat and witch
that I have had forever.


I have to say having this challenge year round is fun
as it gives me plenty of opportunity to use my very neglected
Halloween stash!
I also used a background paper from Lavinia on a slimline card base.
The sentiment is inside!

We would LOVE to have you join us at our 
Two Old Bats Halloween challenge...see you there!


Create A Buzz

A new challenge is starting today at Double D and our theme is
BEE INSPIRED!

We have a fun mood board and you can let anything inspire you like I did.
I used the upper right corner to  inspire me
with a stamp set from SNS when they were still in business.
Though I used a stamp set, a digital version of this is still available
from the artist Jan Mahew HERE!


I used India ink to stamp on watercolor paper and colored in with
my Tombow markers.



The papers were new to my (purchased n March) from
The Paper Boutique Bumblebee's Dance.

We would love to have you  join us so to see what
'all the buzz is about' head on over to Double D
and see all the beautiful designs from the team!

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Seashell Lighthouse

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today: 

Well Tutti Fans this is my LAST design and post for Tutti Designs

as I have decided to step down.  My husband is fully retired now
and we will be spending our summers at our lake house
not giving me a lot of time to craft.

I have been with Tutti Designs since the 'get go' and have had a lot of fun
using all the wonderful dies, but it's time to let someone else have the
privilege of  working for them!

I want to thank all for having me as part of this amazing die company!

For my last post I have the Seashell Lighthouse, so unique, so different.

Edited to Add:
After I wrote this post we (the Tutti Design Team)
were all notified that the Tutti team is all being
let go, not sure what this means for Tutti Designs
but this might be the last post you see on the blog...SAD!

I did a clean and layered card.
I die cut it from red and mounted it on a Stitched Nesting Banner.

I did the same with the sentiment but this time using the
Cross Stitch Nesting Banner ( only because I pulled the wrong one out)
but hey, it showcases both, right?

Seashell Lighthouse 




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:

Thank you for visiting with me today! 


Entering the following challenges:
The Card Concept .... Anchors Aweigh

inspired by the colors and theme



Birthday Celebration


It's the first of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge
at Dies R Us and as always our theme is 'Anything Goes' 
as long as you use a die by a company that DRU carries!


I created a bright and cheerful birthday card using a few fun dies
and lots of brightly colored paper scraps.

The stitched flower by Impression Obsession is fun to create
flowers with as the flower cuts all 3 pieces separate,
I just used three different color scrap pieces then mixed and matched them.

For the background I used designer paper and die cut with the
Tutti Design Stitched Hexagon.
I added a few Precious Markieke Buttrflies.

Links to the die I have used:

Head on over to the Dies R Us challenge blog
to see all the fun creations from the Design Team
and join in with us for YOUR chance to win a DRU gift Certificate to the store!

For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 



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, May 26, 2021

Sweet Day

It's a new challenge theme at 
The Sisterhood of Crafters  and the theme is 'FLOWERS'
hosted by our 'sistah' Darlene.

What could be a better theme for May right?
All the pretty Spring flowers are coming to life from their long winter naps
to spread joy with their beautiful blooms!

I have to admit that I have an addiction not only to the layered flower
stamps and dies but also to the layered stencils.
However, that being said it not a bad addiction at all
but  a beautiful one to have!!

This card was created with layered stencils from
Pink Fresh Studio Daisy Wreath,
It also has a matching die to make even more card designs.
Isn't it gorgeous?  Just think of all the pretty colors you can create with this,
I used the Altenew cube set Sweet Dreams and also Dew Drop inks
New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves.


I used a white Signo pen and added dots to the flower centers.
The sentiment is also from Pink Fresh Studio Simply Sentiments Hello
stamped on a Pretty Pink Post Stitched Strip die that is trimmed down.

The stencils make a very fast card to create.

Pop on over to The Sisterhood and see all the beautiful flower inspiration there
and join in with us for all the fun!!

Entering the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday .... Blooming Beautiful
Little Red Wagon .... Say It With Flowers
Allsorts .... Bright and Sunny Colors