Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Sisterhood of Crafters - Create a Winter Scene

Hello dear friends!
Wow!  Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner?
A new month means it's time for a new challenge over
on the Sisterhood of Crafters Blog!

 Our hostess today is Vickie and the theme she has chosen is:

Create a Winter Scene

Here's what I came up with (actually it was my daughter who inspired me with a design she spotted over on Pinterest).

The dies/stamps used on today's card are:

Taylored Expressions 'Eventful Night Before Christmas' (#TE712) die
Tutti Designs 'Stitched Nesting Circles' (#220)
Diamond Stickles
AMuse 'Santa Silhouette' stamp
AMuse 'Merry Little Christmas' stamp
White Gelly Roll Pen (used to create background snow)



I wish I were better at photography so I could really catch the beautiful sparkle on this card!

Challenges to share in:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Christmas
City Crafter Challenge #442 - Snowflakes
Papercraft Challenges #26 - Wintertime 
Stinkin' Inkers - Winter Wonderland
The Paper Girls Challenge #165 - Die Cuts

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!

 See you there!

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

Monday, December 10, 2018

Tutti Designs - Bee Happy!

Welcome Back Tutti Friends!
Today I am once again dipping into my older
Tutti Designs dies to create with and discovered a stamp & die set
that I had totally forgotten Tutti carried!  Check this out . . .


This is the only stamp & die set currently in the Tutti Designs Store!
It's called

Love Bug Stamps



TUTTI-441 Love Bug Stamps

and

Love Bug Dies

TUTTI-440 Love Bug Dies


Here are a few steps I took in creating today's card . . .


1.  Stamp the images onto my final focus panel.
2.  Stamp the same images onto a scrap of paper far enough apart to be able to die cut them.
3.  Color the images.
4.  Die cut using the coordinating dies.
5.  Here is your focus panel and the extra colored & die cut pieces.
6.  Sponge blue ink over the focus image to create the sky.

Adhere your die cut images over top of your stamped images.

I also decided to create my own background paper using the same stamp as the focus panel.

After cutting my yellow card stock to the needed size,
I just had fun stamping this cute little bee all over the place!

A little faux stitching around the outside edge with a
fine tip black marker and
Viola!


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:

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

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Cheapo Dies - In the Quiet Forest . . .

Hello All!
Today I'm sharing a fun holiday creation 
using dies from the Cheapo Dies Store.


 Today, I've once again used TWO Cheapo dies
for my creation.



 and



I began my creation by die cutting the Reindeer Scene twice from white card stock.  While the one was still in the die, I
colored the pieces that would typically 'fall out' with a darker blue alcohol marker.  Then very carefully removed it from the die trying to keep as many 'fall out' pieces in tact as possible. 


Next I glued my reindeer scene to a Tutti Designs 'Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles' die cut circle

TUTTI-419 Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles 


and reinserted the pieces that fell out.  Once it was all adhered to the circular panel, I went over the pop out pieces again with a lighter blue alcohol marker.


 Lastly I glued the 2nd white reindeer panel over top to hide the mis-coloring and create a clean image.


I have used the Sizzix 3=D Textured Impressions snowflake embossing folder (#662287) as the background for my focus image and also matted my reindeer scene using another circular die cut from snowflake designer paper.  Once this was all together, I decided to add the Holly Branch.

The branch was die cut from a scrap of white card stock then colored using markers and glued to the lower front of my card.  I like how it mimics the scrolly antlers of the deer.


I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today, and, if you're not familiar with Cheapo Dies, you are missing out!!!

Here's a listing of their store, blog & FB links to help you get familiar:

Thanks to all of you for stopping by today!
Here's wishing you a FABULOUS week ahead!

As always ...

Friday, December 7, 2018

S is for Season's Greetings

Hello Friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Alphabet Challenge Blog.
Today's letter is
S is for Season's Greetings
 
I am having so much fun making my holiday cards using
Vintage Hues Acetate Sheets and Glitterfilm from  Stamp On It.
Can you see the sparkle?  Such beautiful images!!!

To create my frame, I have used the
TUTTI-412 Cross Stitch Nesting Squares

My accent Winter Corner die is by
Amy Designs 'Wintertide' 

Amy Design - Dies - Wintertide - Ice Crystal Swirl

 and my sentiment is an OLD stamp I bought at Michael's years ago!


I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun and 
I look forward to being inspired by your creation!!  See you there!
Thanks so much for stopping by...
As always . . .

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Double D - Run Run Rudolph

Hello Dear Friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
Diane is hosting today and as you can see by my blog title ... the theme is

RUN RUN RUDOLPH
(use any kind of Deer ... does NOT have to be Christmas)

Here is the fabulous mood board she has created to help inspire you . . .


I had some new dies show up in my mailbox
so I just HAD TO play with them immediately!  Here's what I came up with ...


I'm so happy with how easily this scene came together. 
The dies I received and used are:


Memory Box - Dies - Meadowtree Frame


Karen Burniston - Dies - Christmas Animals



 Sue Wilson Designs - Festive Industrial Chic Collection - Here Comes Santa

 The Santa & Reindeer stamp is an OLD A-Muse stamp.  
It worked perfectly for what I had envisioned in my head.
It looks like Santa is on his way to pick up Rudolph for a night filled with deliveries.


I just happened to have a couple designer panels cut and ready to be turned into a card so I grabbed this one to use as my background.  Though difficult to see, I did take the eraser of a pencil and dipped it into a craft white ink pad and added 'snow' flakes to the inside panel behind Rudolph.  A touch of Red Stickles gave Rudolph that extra light he's going to need to lead the sleigh!  LOL

Here's what Diane has up for grabs to one lucky random draw winner.
 


What a fun prize!  
So, come play along using our theme and YOU might be our random winner!!
   Hope to see you there!

As always . . .

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Winter Cheer . . .

Hello dear friends!

I'm in need of JUST A FEW MORE holiday cards
so while watching the British Holiday Backoff
on Netflix, I created this fun card.  
Hope you like it!


I recently purchased this die set from the Dies R Us Store

Memory Box - Dies - Country Church Frame

Memory Box has sever other frame dies such as this one
so be sure to check out what's available.  I actually
ordered a few others that I will hopefully have time to play
with and share with you in the near future.


After die cutting the entire die from white card stock, I colored
the church and added holiday Stickles to the trees.
While those were drying, I created my background using a panel
of white watercolor paper and a few Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks.
Of course, the spritz of water quickly picked up with a paper towel
created a lovely snowy appearance.

Other dies I have used are:

Penny Black - Dies - Winter Cheer
Sue Wilson (Festive Collection)
'Snowflake Background'
#CED3018


I decided to leave the one die cut circle off my design
so the background would show through a little more.  
My sentiment die is an 'all in one die' but I decided
to do a bit of fussy cutting and make it two parts.

Challenges to share in:
Take a Word Challenge - Blue & White
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes Winter or Christmas

Well that's it for me today!
Busy week ahead and big neighborhood party on Sunday!

Take care, stay safe and enjoy each day!
As always . . .


Monday, December 3, 2018

Tutti Designs - Noel

Hello Friends!
Today I've once again decided to take a look back into the Tutti Designs Archives
to choose a die (or dies) for today's creation.

Today I'm using two die sets ...
 TUTTI-119 Scrolly Deer Edge
and
Snowglobe Expressions
 (used the word Noel from the set)

TUTTI-143 Snowglobe Expressions

 Today's design is VERY a very simple one!
With the help of this pretty DCWV blue foil paper for the background,
my dies are the FOCUS and 'say it all'!


And, did you notice ... the snowflakes that
pop out of the Scrolly Deer were used
in the 'sky' ... perfect!

 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:

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


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Creative Inspiration Magazine December Edition Issue #27

Hello Friends!
I'm thrilled to say I once again have some fun cards to share with you via the

It just went live earlier today so be sure to pop over and check it out!!!
You will find my creations at the 4:00 minute mark on the video. 

Here's the mood board we worked from:
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I was inspired by the Red & White image as well as the Snowy Scenes.
NEED INSPIRATION ... check out the magazine!
Scrapbooking ... Cards ... and more!

I'm sure you will find what you're looking for!
Thanks for stopping by ...
As always . . .

 

Cheapo Dies - Happy Birthday

Hello All!
Today I'm sharing a  birthday card that is sure to bring a smile,
 using dies from the Cheapo Dies Store.



 For today's creation, I have used TWO dies found
at the Cheapo Dies Store ...





and a couple dies found at the Dies R Us Store


Lawn Fawn - Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables Dies


and Small
Lawn Fawn - Small Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables Dies



Tutti Designs - Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles


I've die cut my 'lovely fence' twice from white card stock, colored one of the panels using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
then glued the two panels together.

For the background, I've used Tim Holtz distress inks then popped up my 'lovely fence' die panel for added dimension.  My frame was also die cut twice and popped up with dimension tape.  After attaching the frame to my card base (which was covered with Mintay by Karola 'Farmlife' designer paper, I then inserted my focus panel.



My sentiment was created by die cutting the letters I needed using the Cheapo Designs newsprint die from black card stock, then gluing them to my frame.

I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today, and, if you're not familiar with Cheapo Dies, you are missing out!!!

Here's a listing of their store, blog & FB links to help you get familiar:
FACEBOOK

Thanks to all of you for stopping by today!
Here's wishing you a FABULOUS week ahead!
As always ...
P.S.  The little hearts on the fence posts are the ones that popped out of the two main fence panels.