Thursday, September 24, 2020

Boil, Boil Toile Trouble

 Hello Tutti Friends!

Darlene with you today, once again filling in for DT member Jenn while she works through all the devastation caused by the fires in California.  Praying she'll remain safe and be back with us soon.

Another fun Halloween card to share but this time using OLDER Halloween dies.
 

I chose to create a 'slimline' card design and I'm thrilled with the outcome!
Dies used today are:
TUTTI-381 Spiderweb Corner

TUTTI-383 Cooking Witch

For a little extra fun, I used red Stickles to create the 'fire' under the pot.


How quick, easy & fun was this Halloween card!
Simply 2 dies and a card base ... VIOLA ... ready for Mr. Postman!

Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store and check out all of the fabulous dies available. Need more inspiration?  The team has something new to share on the Tutti Designs Blog  EVERY DAY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY!  


Pop in often and see for yourself ... what a talented group of designers!!
For your convenience, here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:


OH ... AND JUST A REMINDER


CHECK 'EM OUT!!
 
Wishing you all an AMAZING day ahead! 
As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!


 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Anything But a Card

Hello my friends!
Today I have a card for the new challenge over on The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Our theme, chosen by Vickie this time around, is:

ANYTHING BUT A CARD

 Way back in April when we were going through our Coronavirus Pandemic, I purchased a few new dies (like I didn't already have enough) to keep me busy.  One of those dies is the Concord & 9 'Everyday Purse' (#10765).   So, even though you've probably seen these on my blog before now (I worked way ahead on my DT work too while isolated), here are the first two I made with my new die set.  Hope you like them ... I know I do!


The paper I've used to day is by Mintay.
The blue purse on the left was my very first purse ... then later that day I made the other one using white vs gold metallic for the accents.  They actually do open and will hold a little trinket or gift card.

 Concord & 9 'Everyday Purse' (#10765)
 Concord & 9th - Dies - Everyday Purse



 Aren't they just the cutest!!


I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
My 'sistahs' have created some fabulous creations to help inspire you ... 
be sure to pop over and check them out!

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Black & White Sympathy

 Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!

Today's card was created out of a curiosity happening.
I purchased some new embossing folders recently and I was playing around
with this one by Nellie's Choice.  


 It's beautiful within itself
but I wanted to see what else could be done with the 'embossed' area.
So I decided to die cut it from a panel of black card stock
that was laying on the work table and then started doing some outlining
with a white gelly roll pen.  Here's what I ended up with . . .

I did continue to fill in the actual flowers but left
everything else in an outlined format.   Instead of adding a mat to the back of my black panel, I chose to move it to the center fold of my card base and then I used a very old Just Rite stamp set that included this little flower stamp to add the flowers down the right side of my card front.  A strip of ribbon was added for texture and a small delicate sentiment was all I felt necessary to complete my card.


I wasn't sure what sentiment I wanted to put on this card but
these days it seems I'm always in need of more sympathy cards so that
is the direction I took.  

AND, I must confess, if I were to do the flower border on another card, I would get my ruler out and premark where I wanted to stamp them ... obviously just eyeballing the spacing isn't working for me anymore!  LOL   ...  old eyes ya know!    But it's the thought behind the card that counts in this case so I hope the recipient will overlook the uneven spacing.

Challenges:
Get Creative Challenge #95 - Black + 1 Other Color
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #124 - AG
A Perfect Time to Craft September Challenge - AG

Have a great day and please stay safe & healthy.
As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!


Monday, September 21, 2020

Tutti Designs - Eeeks there's a spider in your shoe!

 Hello Friends!

Today I'm sharing another Halloween creation but this time using one of the newly released dies from August 2020.  What fun!  And you know Halloween will be upon us before we know it!!


This die is appropriately named 'Spooky Shoe'.


I chose to color in the interior webbing with a black marker and leave the shoe white.  A few extra sticker spiders were added to make it even more creepy (hate spiders lol).

What do you think of my photo stagging?  LOL

I just HAD to buy this very large container of Halloween colored M&Ms while at the wholesale club a few weeks back and had to remind myself NOT to eat them all before getting my Halloween cards done to showcase these new dies and have them to use for my photos!  LOL what you see is all that's left and after my photographing is done you know what will happen to them!  Yep!  Don't want them to get stale! LOL


Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store and check out all of the fabulous dies available. Need more inspiration?  The team has something new to share on the Tutti Designs Blog  EVERY DAY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY!   
 
Challenges to share in:
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges (M, P7, F, E3) #133 - Add an Animal (spiders count?)
Die Cut Divas (M P1, E4, die cuts) September - Any holiday you celebrate

Pop in often and see for yourself ... what a talented group of designers!!
For your convenience, here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:


OH ... AND JUST A REMINDER

We now have a Tutti Designs UK Store ...
Tutti Designs UK

AND

Tutti Designs Canada

CHECK 'EM OUT!!

Wishing you all an AMAZING day ahead! 
As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

 

Artsystamper Challenge - Ribbons & Bows

Hello my friends!

It's time for a new challenge over on the Artsystamper Challenge Blog where the team is showcasing digital images designed by Beverly Cole at The Artsystamper Shop!   The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month brings another Artsystamper Challenge
and today's theme is:

Ribbons & Bows

Today, the DT is using a variety of images/papers from Beverly's Etsy shop.  Be sure to pop over and check 'em out.  Such wonderful and diverse inspiration! 

Here's what I've created for you today . . .
 
I decided on a Fall theme using her 'Fruit Stand Stamp Set'.

 
 
and my base card is actually a printed 8 1/2 x 11 using one of the paper images in her Fruit Stand Paper Pack then cut to size for my A6 card.
 
 
 
After a little 'tweaking' of the basket of peaches (I added more fruit), I then printed it out onto a 4x6 white cardstock panel and did a little fussy cutting.   I also printed the hanging fruit edger and cut it out so I could add it to the inside of my card front (see below) leaving plenty of room for my message.
With it being a fall themed card, I used burlap card stock for my added panels
and orange satin as well as orange gingham ribbon.  To add a little dimension & shine, I've used Crystal Effects on a few of the peaches.
 
I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!
You do NOT have to use Beverly's images (of course we would love to see them if you have them) ... but you must follow the theme to qualify for the prize.  PRIZE you say . . .

YEP ... The winner of our challenges will receive the stamp set of their choice from TheArtsystamperShop.  Beverly Cole's selections offer stamps and sentiments in each set as well as pre-colored images for easy, last minute cards.  Why not take a moment and check out what she has in the shop!!  And there's more new images/papers coming in the weeks ahead!!


TheArtsystamperShop Etsy
  Artsystamper (YouTube Channel)  
Artsystamper Art Group

Hop on over to the Artsystamper Challenge Blog and enter!
You will also see more inspiring designs from the Artsystamper Addicts DT ... so much fun!!

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!


Sunday, September 20, 2020

A Twofer with Trees . . .

Hello Friends and Happy Sunday!

I had a quiet Saturday so took the opportunity to join in the fun challenge over on Darnell's TWOFER CARD CHALLENGE blog.  The challenge this time is TREES.  Let me show you what I've created then I'll explain how I used the same die to create my two different cards.

 

 Here's what the TWOFER challenge is all about . . .

Today I used the same Memory Box die (which I just happened to have won in their August challenge ... yippee!).  This die showed up in the mailbox today so of course I just HAD to get right on creating with it!  Not that I don't have MANY more tree dies & stamps in my stash!  LOL

 

Card #1 is for Fall and I began by creating a Fall colored background using various TH distress oxide inks and watercolor paper. Next I embossed the entire panel using an NBUS Nellie's Choice A4 leaves embossing folder. 

 I die cut the MB tree die twice from the lighter green card stock and sponged a darker green over the tree on one of those panels.   I then die cut the tree from the middle of the fall colored watercolor panel ... placing & adhering the die cut pieces back into this fall background panel.  I then proceeded in 'bleaching' a few of the embossed leaves using household bleach and a small artist brush.  

 

Next I glued the two green pine tree die cuts together and adhered them on top of the center panel on my card front.  This added extra dimension and depth.

A maple leaf from the Karen Burniston - Autumn Elements die set and my Lawn Fawn  - Happy Fall Line Border were the finishing touches.

Challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life Challenge #127 - Autumn Mood
Crafting Friends Challenge #145 - Autumn Colours
Mod Squad Challenge - Autumn Foliage
NBUS Challenge #18 - Never Before Used Stuff

 

Card #2, using this same Memory Box Single Pine Tree Frame die, is for this upcoming holiday season.  This time around, I've die cut THREE times from white card stock then proceeded in cutting the sides & top of the frame from each of those three panels to create a row of pines across the bottom of my slimline styled card.

 

 I've used another NBUS item for the background cut on this slimline card.  That is the Stitched Scalloped Nesting Slimline die set from Kat Scrappiness.  I've die cut the background panel from a 12x12 sheet of snow designer paper and matted it onto a medium blue panel of card stock that is 1/4" smaller than my white card base. 

Next I needed a snow covered ground panel to anchor my winter scene so I took the same scalloped die and die cut a scrap of white card stock and tore the top edge to create that snowy ground panel.

Now it was time to add my TREES.  First I sponged each tree using OLD SU Garden Green ink and a sponge dauber.  To be sure not to get ink along the bottom white frame section, I used purple tape and taped each one down to a scrap of typing paper before doing my green sponging.  Next it was time to glue them onto my card ... for this I used the stitched edge as my guide.  Placing the two outside trees down first then the darkest one in the middle.

 

You can't have a winter forest without deer so I have used Dee's Distinctively - Deer 2 and my two little fawns are by Poppystamps ... Cute Fawn and Curious Fawn.  My card is finished out with a sentiment die by Sue Wilson.
 

Challenges :
ABC Christmas Challenge - S for Snow or T for Tinsel
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Snowmen and/or Snow
Stinkin' Inkers September Challenge - Times 3
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #79 - AG Christmas

I hope you enjoyed today post (sorry it was a tad long) and I hope you're having a wonderful day! 
Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today!



Saturday, September 19, 2020

Just wanted to say . . .

Hello Friends and Welcome Back!

Today's card was created due to the overwhelming need to create with some of the NEW goodies I purchased at the Dies R Us Store.  I LOVE the look of the 3D embossing folders so decided to get myself a couple more to create with.  Here's one that I modified after embossing for a different look . . .


The modification I'm referring to is how I fussy cut around the embossed flowers to create the opening on my panel to which I added a fun die cut sentiment.  The die I've used for my sentiment is by Sue Wilson . . .

This embossing folder is by Nellie's Choice and was purchased through one of the SPECIAL order events over on Dies R Us.  Be sure to sign up for their newsletter so you can get connected on these limited time sales.

This embossing on this folder is so deep and JUST BEAUTIFUL!

I've done some hand drawn doodling around the outside edge and, the butterfly is Rubber Stampede - Butterfly (VERY old - colored with Spectrum Noir markers).  I also gave it some luster by covering it with Ranger Crystal Effects though difficult to see in the photo.

Here's a peek at the Inside ...

Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today!
I hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

Prayers going up to all my crafty friends on the west coast dealing with these devastating fires and smoke.  Please be safe!!


Friday, September 18, 2020

Encouraging Words

 Hello Friends and Happy Friday

I made a couple of cards a week or so ago and totally forgot to share them with you until now.  I had received a stamp order from PinkFresh Studios and just couldn't wait to ink them up.  So here ya go . . .

BLOOM stamp set and coordinating BLOOM die set.
I used a corner rounder on the corners of my card and mattings
and added Diamond Dust for a touch of sparkle.  Here's a close up for you . . .

The sentiment comes from another stamp set by PinkFresh Studios called
You Can Change The World

Coloring was done with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and a White Gelly Roll pen was used for the faux stitching around the outside perimeter.

Challenges to share in:

Card #2 using the same stamp & dies set from PinkFresh Studio
and I've chosen to use a couple extra die cuts I had in my 'extras' drawer for the matting.
Nuvo Drops and dimensional tape were also used on this creation.


Have a great day everyone and a safe/healthy weekend ahead!
 As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!



Thursday, September 17, 2020

Tutti Designs - Spiders Everywhere!

Hello Friends!

Today I'm once again filling in for DT member Jenn while she works through all the devastation caused by the fires in California.  Praying she'll remain safe and be back with us soon.

Another fun Halloween card to share using a couple of the newer August 2020 released dies.

Dies used are:

Spooky Shoe

Spooky Window

The fun part of the Spooky Window set is that the 2.5" frames can be used independently as I have done on today's card creation.  I've simply added an orange card stock square behind it for added Halloween color.  I can think of SO MANY different ways to create with this fun set!

Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store and check out all of the fabulous dies available. Need more inspiration?  The team has something new to share on the Tutti Designs Blog  EVERY DAY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY!  

Challenges to share in:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - NO stamps allowed (my card is all dies)
Everybody Art Challenge #475 - Orange & Black
 
 Pop in often and see for yourself ... what a talented group of designers!!
For your convenience, here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:


OH ... AND JUST A REMINDER

We now have a Tutti Designs UK Store ...
Tutti Designs UK

AND

Tutti Designs Canada

CHECK 'EM OUT!!

Wishing you all an AMAZING day ahead! 
As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Double D - Fences

Hello Dear Friends!

It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
I'm happy to say I am hosting today's challenge and today's theme is:

DON'T FENCE ME IN 
(USE A FENCE ON YOUR CREATION)

The design team ladies have come up with some amazing designs for your inspiration, be sure to pop over and check 'em out!  Speaking of inspiration ... here's the mood board I created ... hope it helps to inspire you!

 

 Here's today's creation ... hope you like it!


To create my scene, I started by cutting & piecing together a background panel from a very old 8x8 GCD Studios 'Ella Blue' designer paper pad (Hobby Lobby) to create my 'framed' A6 background.  Next I die cut my tree, fencing and cats (dies listed below).

I've used Spectrum Noir alcohol marker for my coloring and have popped up the 'kitties'.



Memory Box 'Fanciful Fences' (#30035)

Impression Obsession - Dies - Cat Set
 Die Versions - Reading Tree (#DV641) which is no longer available.
But you can find this Impression Obsession 'Reading Tree' at the DRU Store HERE.

Impression Obsession - Dies - Reading Tree

 We have this fabulous Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches - Wooden Gate & Fence
die offered as the prize to one lucky random winner.  Remember ... you gotta play to win!
  
Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches - Wooden Gate & Fence
 So be sure to pop over to the Double D Challenge Blog to see all the details and amazing samples offered up by our VERY TALENTED design team ladies!!


 Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you at Double D!

As always . . .