Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Prost! Saúde! Cin-Cin! Cheers!

Hello crafting friends.
I have a fun card to share with you today at Pause, Dream Enjoy Challenges.


Challenge #200 ~ Anything Goes

So here is my card - a toast to a friend who just turned 50 years young :-)



Recipe:
 Silhouette design 94245 to create by beer stein shaped card
Cuttlebug Mesh Embossing Folder
Silver, Grey & Blue Cardstock - The Paper Studio
Munchen Pic - Google
Stamp - Cardz TV - Good Times

There are so many fun ways to say Cheers in the various different languages.
I thought I would share the ones that I have had the opportunity to learn and use :-)

Cheers - English
Saúde - Portuguese
Cin-Cin - Italian
Prost - German
Gesondheid - Afrikaans
Proost - Dutch
Na zdrowie - Polish
Salud - Spanish

Now that I've shared this with you, I want to thank you for stopping by.  I hope I was able to inspire to make a project and to come play along with us this week at Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenges.  Please take a few minutes and visit our blog to see what my DT teamies came up with for your inspiration.  You have till noon, EST on 28 November 2017 to link your project.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting!





Wednesday, November 15, 2017

So Thankful for You!

Hello crafting friends. I'm here today with the new challenge from Crafty Girls Corner, hosted by the Crafty Belles team.


Challenge # 149 ~  Thankful

Our wonderful and very generous sponsors this week are:

Prize: 2 Digital Images


Prize: 2 Digital Images

Here is my DT project for this challenge.


I used this sweet little scarecrow image called It's All About Balance by
Rick St. Dennis.  I flipped it and cut it using the Silhouette.


List of supplies used to make my card:
5.5" x 5.5" card base - GinaK cardstock
White cardstock - Bazzill Linen Paper for stitching
White cardstock - GinaK for stamping
White cardstock - Copic X-Press for printing image
Copic markers to colour image & small leaves
Faber Castell Polychromos to colour stitched leaves
Cricut Design Studio to flip, print and cut image
Silhouette to cut the little leaves
Stamp from Lawn Fawn - Forest Feast

I'm so glad you stopped by today. Now it's your turn to make a "Thankful" project, and link it to our challenge #149 for your chance to win one of the prizes from our  wonderful sponsors. You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 21 November 2017, to link your project to the Crafty Gals Corner blog.  And while you there, take a look at what my DT teamies made for your inspiration this week.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting!




Deepest Sympathy

Hello crafting friends and welcome back to this week's challenge at Pause, Dream Enjoy Challenges.


Challenge #199 ~ CAS (Clean and Simple)

I have another Sympathy card to share with you, today.


I used a 6.5" x 5" card base from Recollections
Purple cardstock is from scraps drawer.
Lotus Blossom stamp - Stampin' Up
Memento Lulu Lavender & Grape Jelly for flower
Memento Pistachio & Bamboo Leaves for stem
Sympathy stamp - very old stamp, sorry no info.
Ribbon and gems - my stash

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope I was able to inspire to make a project and to come play along with us this week at Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenges.  Please take a few minutes and visit our blog to see what my DT teamies came up with for your inspiration.  You have till noon, EST on 21 November 2017 to link your project.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting!


Nativity Ornament

Hello crafting friends and welcome back to
As always, the challenge theme is Anything Goes, as long as it's Christmas!

If you have been following my blog, then you know that I'm donating 100 cards
to the Caring Hearts Card Drive, hosted by Vera Yates.

Here are the last 30 cards of my 100.


This is a regular size A2 card base - The Paper Studio.
White, Blue & Silver cardstocks - The Paper Studio.
Nativity Ornament is a Silhouette design - #70877


Christmas stamp - Creative Expressions - Christmas Sayings.


And here are all 30 cards.
All that's left is to sign them and ship them off to Vera.

Now it's your turn to join in the fun.
You have till noon EST on Tuesday, 21 November to link your project to our challenge.
Looking forward to seeing your festive creations.

Till next time,

Friday, November 10, 2017

Fun, yet Elegant Christmas Card

Hello everyone. It's my turn again to share a project on the DiesRUs inspiration blog. I made a Christmas card with an ornament shaker element. I would also like to show you how easy it is to incorporate dies with other card elements. In this case, I added my die as the focal point on a stitched card.

  
So, let's get started. First I stitched the frame with embroidery floss, and then began working on my shaker.


 I used one of the ornaments from the Ornaments 2 set from Elizabeth Crafts.
I took the base piece and cut a hole in the centre of my stitched frame and in the centre of a piece of white craft foam. The card is cut to 5" x 5" and the foam to 4.75" x 4.75". 


I cut a piece of acetate about 3" x 3" and placed double sided tape adhesive on all four sides and adhered it to the back of the ornament opening. This will create my "window".
  

Next I adhered the foam. I always rub the opening of a shaker card with my anti-static tool.  This will prevent anything getting stuck to the glue that sometimes seeps through on the sides of the window.



I cut out the ornament shape out of red mirror cardstock, and adhered it to the acetate.


When I placed the panel on the card, I didn't like the red background. Too much red since I was planning on using red microbeads in the shaker, so I adhered a 3" x 3" piece of white card as the closure to my "window" after I had placed the microbeads in it. Lastly, I adhered the whole panel to a 5.25" x 5.25" red card base.


As a finishing touch, I added a little bow and a few gold flat backed pearls to the centre.


All that was left to do was the inside of the card. I added a few fancy corners that I had left over from another project and stamped my Christmas greeting. This is a stamp from the Christmas Sayings stamp set by Creative Expressions.

I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 


Till next time,
Crafty hugs,

Thank You Challenge at PDE

Hello crafting friends and welcome back to this week's challenge at Pause, Dream Enjoy Challenges. I have to apologise for the tardiness of this post, but with the holidays coming up and a few health issues, I simply forgot to schedule this post. So without wasting any more time, let's get on with this challenge :-)


Challenge #198 ~ Thank You

Here is my DT project for this week.


I always tend to keep my thank you cards on the CAS side.
I used a 5.5" x 5.5" card base from Recollections.
Cardstock from my scraps drawer
Peacock die is from Tattered Lace
I used a Wink of Stella clear pen to add some sparkle
Added a few sequins in aqua and teal to finish it off.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope I was able to inspire to make a project and to come play along with us this week at Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenges.  Please take a few minutes and visit our blog to see what my DT teamies came up with for your inspiration.  You have till noon, EST on 14 November 2017 to link your project.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

With Sympathy

Hello crafting friends and welcome back. I'm on the DiesRUs Inspiration Blog today, sharing a Sympathy card with you.
These are the hardest cards for me to make and that is because my heart is breaking thinking about the person I'm sending it to.


   It's the kind of card that I never keep in my card stash, so when I need one I have to get it done fast, so I tend to keep them fairly simple.



These are the dies I used for this card:
Precious Marieke ~ Square Flowers Frame - cut in white cardstock
Memory Box ~ Vivienne Butterfly - cut in white cardstock


I thought I would share a quick pictorial of how I did the stitching on the centre opening of the card.
 I used pearlised white embroidery floss.



Since this die does not come with a backing die and I wanted one to make the white stand out more, I traced the die, scanned it and imported it into my Silhouette. I offset it to .06 and cut.  It's the perfect size to leave a small edge around the die cut.

To finish off my card, I adhered the butterfly to the centre of the card and adhered the whole thing to a square 5.5" x 5.5" white card.  I added some pearls for a little extra special touch.

Although this is a Sympathy card, you can use it for any occasion. You can change the colours, the floss, add a different focal cut or image and leave out the stitching all together. The possibilities are endless with frame dies. They are a big part of my die stash :-)

I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 


Till next time,
Crafty hugs,

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Harvest Faery

I'm back today with a new challenge from Crafty Girls Corner, hosted by the Crafty Belles team.


Challenge # 147 ~  Harvest Colours

Our wonderful sponsor this week is:

Prize: 3 Digital Images

And here is my card ...



For my card, I used
 Morngan's Artworld ~ Fae 37
Cardbase ~  5.5" x 5.5" - Recollections 50 Pack
Cardstock is from GinaK Designs
Marianne Designs ~ Petra's Circle w/Bird
Copic markers to colour the image
Wink of Stella pen to add a touch of sparkle here and there
  Gems ~ The Paper Studio
Stamp ~ Great Impressions Stamps

I'm so glad you stopped by today. Now it's your turn to make a project, using Harvest Colours, and link it to our challenge #147 for your chance to win our wonderful sponsored prize. You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 7 November 2017, to link your project to the Crafty Gals Corner blog.  And while you there, take a look at what my DT teamies made for your inspiration this week.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Gingerbread Sweetness!

Welcome back, crafting friends.
It's  the 1st of November, so time for another challenge at CCAYR, hosted by the Gingerbread Gals.


November Challenge ~ Candy and/or Gingerbread
Prize ~  please visit the CCAYR blog.

As you may already know from a previous post, I'm making 100 cards to donate to the Caring Hearts Card drive.  This was started by a very special lady, Vera, and has grown worldwide.  For all the details and to find out how you can contribute, please see Vera's post here.

I had already made 40 cards, you can read about those on this post.   Now I would like to share with you the next 30 I made, especially with this month's challenge in mind :-)


This A2 card base is from the Paper Studio.  The design file is from Silhouette and the cute little gingerbread men are from the Christmas Cup Gingers from KaDoodle Bug designs. White and green cardstocks are also from The Paper Studio.


On the inside I stamp the Christmas greeting with Versafine Black Onyx ink.
The stamp is from a very old set and unfortunately, I have no information on it.


And here are the 30 cards, all signed and ready to be added to the other 40.
70 done ... 30 to go :-)

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed your visit and will play along with us.  You have till the end of the month to link your Christmas project to the CCAYR blog.  Please take a few minutes and visit the our blog to see all the wonderful projects made by The Gingerbread Gals.  And don't forget to come back on the 15th, when the Christmas Belles will post their projects for your mid-month inspiration.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting 

Wishing you a ...



Hello crafty friends! Minnie Mouse and I wish you a very happy day filled with good health, good friends and loads and loads of candy :-)

Talking about Minnie Mouse and Halloween, I wanted to share the card I made for my little granddaughter.


My little Emma is 3 years old and NOT into spooky things at all :-), so I thought that this image on this witch's hat would be fun for her for Halloween, and I was right, she loved it :-)
The Witch Hat Rocker card design is from Silhouette. The Pink cardstock is from GinaK and the pattern spiderweb paper is from The Paper Studio. The image is a royalty free image found on Google. The stamp is from the Cardz TV set called Spooky Sayings.  The little spider is a very old stamp from M's dollar bin.


On the inside there is a white mat where I wrote my message.

Thank you for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow with a couple of cards to share with you.
Until then
Crafty Hugs
 &
Happy Halloween!