Saturday, October 31, 2015

Prim Poppy


My card was inspired by this card by Heiki. I used the basic design with the image layer and flower, but added a different background by using My Favorite Things Dienamics dies for the scalloped layer and the black stitched rectangle layer.  The script stamp is called long writing background by Hero Arts and the die is called Prim Poppy by Memory Box.  I colored the flower with Memento markers.

Challenges
Catch The Bug - Oct Recipe Challenge - Black, white and a pop of bright
Vintage Stamping - Challenge #37 - Use a die or dies
Simon Says - Wed Challenge - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Challenge #170 - Flowers
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #57 - Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Friday Challenge #112 - Anything goes

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Holiday bears post #2


I had a lot of fun playing with this digi set called "Loving the white stuff" from The Paper Creator store.  I am sure my friends who are teddy bear collectors will love these.  Check out my prior post for two more cards made with this set.

Challenges
Simon Says Monday - Challenge Throwback - Dec 2014 Holiday
Simon Says Wednesday - Challenge Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #57 - Anything goes
Pennys Paper-Crafty - Challenge #251 - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Challenge #285 - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Challenge Oct - Christmas
Whimsy Stamps - Challenge #87 - Christmas

Holiday Bears Post #1

 
I have some friends who collect teddy bears and I'm sure they will love these.  The name of this digi set is "Loving the white stuff" and it's at The Paper Creators store.  The set has pretty blue papers, a tag with the bear on it, ribbons and of course this darling little bear. 
 
Challenges
Simon Says Monday - Challenge Throwback - Dec 2014 Holiday
Simon Says Wednesday - Challenge Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #57 - Anything goes
Pennys Paper-Crafty - Challenge #251 - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Challenge #285 - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Challenge #169 - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Challenge Oct - Christmas 

Thank you card


I created this card using a CD called The Country Diary of a Edwardian Lady that Shirl sent me as part of the wonderful blog candy package I won last week.  (Thanks Shirl)  I printed the papers and image, then cut out all pieces with My Favorite Things Dienamics set.

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday - Challenge Throwback - Use die cuts or punches
Simon Says Wednesday - Challenge Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #57 - Anything goes
Pennys Paper-Crafty - Challenge #251 - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Challenge #285 - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Challenge #169 - Anything goes



Friday, October 16, 2015

Flip Swing Puppy Card for my neighbor

 
Here's the Christmas version of the flip/swing card I made 2 weeks ago for my neighbor.  This pup looks just like her little white dog.  She plans to send this to her sister for Christmas.  Sorry the photo isn't very good.  I just finished the card and only had a few minutes to snap a pic before I met with her.  I used a Sizzix die for the card base, Spellbinders Nestabilities dies for the squares, Whimsy dies for the photo corners and a Quikutz die for the puppy.
 
Challenges
Kitty Bee - Aloha Friday Challenge #58 - Animals
Crafty Catz - Challenge #297 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #55 - Anything Goes
CRAFT - Challenge #333 - Christmas
Polkadoodles - Challenge Week 41/42 - Die Cuts
CHNC Oct - Anything Christmas

Thursday, October 8, 2015

AI DT Reunion Blog Hop + New Spinners Release


Hello everyone and welcome to the Art Impressions Design Team Reunion Blog Hop.  You should have arrived here from Dana's blog.  If you run into a broken link or need some help, here is a complete list of all the blogs participating in the hop:


We have a new AI Spinners Release and all of the designers are featuring fabulous projects sure to inspire you. 

And there are lots of great prizes too.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
  
I have two projects to share.  The first is a Halloween card I made with the
 

Supplies:
Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Solar White 80#
American Crafts Dots & Stripes Papers - purple papers
DCWV The Basics Stack - green papers
Versafine Black Ink for saying
Memento Black Ink for witch
Copic Markers: YR 02, YR04, YR07, YR09, E33, E37, Y19,
YG21, YG23, E000, E00, E02, BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV02
Studio G - tiny bat punch
Spellbinders Dies:
Shapeabilities - Charmed I'm Sure (tag)
Nestabilities - Classic Squares Small and Large
Scalloped border and scalloped photo corners were cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.
Misc Supplies: Ribbon, twine, glue dots and adhesive


My second project is a pair of shrink plastic earrings made with the
I was inspired by Karen Day's shrink plastic earrings and used the
 Witch Spinner Dies to cut out the shape from black shrink plastic. 


Supplies:
Die cutting machine
Black shrink plastic
Beads
1 1/4" eye pins
Ear wires
Emory board
Toaster oven
Cardboard
1/8" Hole punch


Tools as shown in photo below




Place dies on shiny side of black shrink plastic and run through die cutting machine.  Punch holes in top.  Sand edges with emory board.  Preheat toaster oven to 275 (Or whatever temperature your brand of shrink plastic lists on the instructions)  Place die cuts shiny side up on cardboard and place in toaster oven.  Bake for 5 or 6 minutes until curling stops and pieces are flat.  Take out of toaster oven and let them cool.  Attach beads on eye pins.  Attach eye pin to ear wires or clip ons.  Attach bottom piece to shrink plastic piece and bend wire to form a loop and press to close.


Thanks so much for stopping by.
 

The next stop on the hop is Diane's blog.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Flip Swing Puppy Card for my neighbor

 
My neighbor asked if I could make her a card with a white puppy on it to send to her sister.   Thought it would be fun to make a flip swing card.  Here's a list of the supplies used:  Bazzill and American Crafts cardstock, QuicKutz puppy die (retired) for the main image, Sizzix flip die for the card base, Spellbinders Nestabilities squares for the center layers.  Cut out photo corners with my Silhouette Cameo using a cut file from the Silhouette store.  She loved it and asked if I could make another one with Christmas colors to send for the holidays.

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Challenge is Anything Goes
Chocolate Coffee Cards - Challenge #101 is Animals
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #53 is Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Challenge #247 is Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Challenge #282 is Anything Goes
Crafting By Design - October Challenge is Anything Goes
Catch The Bug - Challenge is Anything Goes