Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Plane Awesome


Hi everyone,

Last week I posted a card I created using Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Sky's the Limit stamp set. I had stamped out two of the cute plane, so I decided to make two cards. 


For my card today I decided to create a Centre Step Card using  Centre Step Card die set from Cheery Lynn Designs. 

I used the clouds from the  CountryScapes Clouds & Grass die set, when it is die cut in green it looks a little like bushes.


For the inside of my card I added another sentiment and the plane image which is stamped off the edge of the card.

Stamps: Sky's the Limit - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps; Sports Boy - Stampendous
Paper: White; Green; Save the Date Collection Banner DP - Kaisercraft; DP - SU
Dies: CountryScapes Clouds & Grass; Pop it Ups Outdoor Edges; Pop it Ups Anita Frames Pop Up Card; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Peeled Paint Distress Oxide; Foam Tape; Copics


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Monday, March 27, 2017

Rebus - Things that are Blue


Hi everyone,

It's time to share another rebus puzzle swap with you. This month the theme is Things that are Blue.


If you would like to solve my rebus puzzle, why not post a comment on my blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.

How did you go solving my February Rebus which was "Songs by the Beach Boys"Here are the correct answers so you can check how you did. 


  1. Dance, Dance, Dance
  2. I Can Hear Music
  3. Barbara Ann
  4. Good Vibrations
  5. Wouldn't It Be Nice
  6. Kokomo





You can find all my past Rebus Cards here.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Dream Big



Hi everyone,

My card today is for a challenge I do with a couple of friends of mine. Each month we challenge each other to create a card/project using particular supplies we all own.

As my friends had new Elizabeth Craft Designs to play with and of course I have them too we decided our challenge should be to use any of the new release products from ECD.

For this card I used the Diamond Background from Elizabeth Craft Designs over one of my Distress Oxide Backgrounds, I created a few weeks ago when I first got my ink pads. I also die cut the centre of the dreamcatcher, the strings and feathers from another of the backgrounds I made. I did add a second centre to my card using the Taken with Teal Soft Finish Cardstock that I also used for the base of my card.

The dreamcatcher has been layered onto cardstock die cut using the Stitched Fishtails and Fitted Fishtails die sets. The sentiment is from the Dreams Sentiments Clear Stamp set and is layered using the Stitched Fishtail Banners die set.





For the inside of my card I die cut another of the Diamond Backgrounds which I cut in half and applied the one half to half a Distress Oxide background. I also added another of the sentiments from the Dream Sentiments die set.


Stamps: Dream Sentiments - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White Soft Finish Cardstock; Time for Teal Soft Finish Cardstock -  - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Dies: Diamond Background; Dreamcatcher; Stitched Fishtails; Fitted Fishtails; Stitched Fishtail Banners - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products - Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape; Turquoise/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers
Other: Black Ink; Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide; Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide; Broken China Distress Oxide; Peel Paint Distress Oxide; Foam Tape



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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Owl's it Going?

Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. As I am the challenge hostess for the month, I continue to issue the challenges. 

Yesterday was my birthday, as most of you know one of my favorite things are Owls .... so for our challenge this week include an owl on your card. If you don't have an owl no problem, any feathered creature will do.


For my card today I used the Sizzix Owl Label Fold Along die set to create this owl gatefold card. Here is my card when it is closed. Seeing that my favorite color is blue/teal I decided to use that for the colors of this owl this time round.

The 'hello' sentiment is a die from Avery Elle.


When you open up the card it reveals three owls. The two on either side of the card are the same. 

The blue oval part of the owl was created using an oval die and Broken China Distress Oxide and then spritzed. 

I added a stamped sentiment to the middle owl.


Here is another photo of my card this time half open.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.
Birgit Norton (March Guest Designer)


Stamps: Hootie Who? - Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Orange; Teal; Refresh DP; Sea DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Owl Label Fold Along Die - Sizzix; Sentimental Die - Avery Elle
Other: Black Ink; Broken China Distress Oxide; Foam Tape



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Friday, March 24, 2017

Huge Birthday Wishes


Hi everyone,

Today is my birthday and as I didn't have anything particular I had to post on my blog today, I decided to create a birthday card using this cute Party Animal stamp set I purchased recently from Kraftin' Kimme Stamps.

As you can see I have created a Tri Shutter card using the Shutter Card die set from Tattered Lace.

 I used the Stitched, Fitted and Dotted Scallop Circles from Elizabeth Craft Designs for the image. I also added the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners for the HB2U which I added to the top left hand corner of my card. I added the party hat from the Props 7 die set onto each of the 4 square corners.

To finish off the card I added the "Celebrate" sentiment to the right hand panel.


Here is another photo of my card taken from overhead so you can see the folds of the card a little better.


And finally a look at my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

Stamps: Party Animal - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Yellow; Back to School DP - Doodlebug Designs Inc.
Dies: Shutter Card - Tattered Lace; Stitched Circles; Fitted Circles; Dotted Scallop Circles; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; Pop it Ups Props 7 - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Sentimental Die - Avery Elle
Other ECD Products:  Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Other: Black Ink;  Red Candy Dots; Foam Tape; Copics




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Thursday, March 23, 2017

You are Pawesome

Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Lynn McAuley our challenge hostess for the month, continues to issue the challenges.

Lynn asks .... Can anyone resist the cuteness of a puppy, man’s best friend. In honor of National Puppy week, find some of your cutest images of a puppy and feature it on your card this week.



As you can see I have created an easel card for my card this time round. For the background on my card I have used some more of the backgrounds I created when I was playing with my new Distress Oxide ink pads. 

I had the background for the top part of the card made already, but I needed to try and match up the background for the base of the card. One thing I did discover not all white card works as well with these inks. The white card I would normally reach for goes very dull, so I had to re do it using watercolour cardstock or Soft Finish Cardstock works week too.

I purchased these cute digital stamps from Bugaboo stamps earlier in the year and as I had this one all ready to color, it was begging to be used on a card. I layered the dogs onto a fishtail panel using the Fishtail Borders die set from Elizabeth Craft Design. For the other fishtails I used the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners.



This is a look at the card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope. The paw prints were sponged using distress oxide ink using the A Way with Stencils Hearts and Paw Prints stencil from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


Here is a close up of the base of the card. I have also added Black/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers to each of the fishtail panels on this card.


Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:





Stamps: BugBdayPups Digital Stamp - Bugaboo; You're Pawesome - Simon Says Stamp!; General Sentiments - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Black; Purple
Dies: ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; Fishtail Borders - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Black/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers; A Way with Stencils Hearts and Paw Prints
Other: Black Ink; Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide; Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide; Fired Brick Distress Oxide; Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide; Wilted Violet Distress Oxide; Walnut Stain Distress Oxide;  Foam Tape; Copics



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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ECD March Coloring Designer Challenge


Hi everyone,

It's time for our March Coloring Design Team Designer challenge. Check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today to see what our talented designed created for the challenge.

The challenge this month is ..... Fabulous Florals - Spring is upon us, so let's see those flowers on our cards this month. 

Of course for me living down here in Australia, it isn't spring at all but autumn ... but I am always happy to make a spring card 😀.

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For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a "Fabulous Flowers" prize pack to three winners. This give away will include:  Joset Designs Pinwheel; Els van de Burgt Flower Cluster 1; Susan's Garden Tulip 2; A Way with Stencils -Butterfly Kaleidoscope Stencil; Krista Schneider Spring Blooms Stamp & Die set and ModaScrap Happy Flowers.


To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What is your favorite springtime flower?”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 24 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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I forgot to take step by step photos of my card when I was making it, which is probably just as well as it changed so many times along the way haha. But here is how I made it.

Step 1. 
Cut a piece of Sunflower Yellow Soft Finish Cardstock which measures 5 3/4 inches x 11 1/2 inches. Score along the long side at 5 3/4 inches and fold to create a 5 3/4 inch top folding square card.
  • Cut a piece of Bright Orange Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/2 inches square and adhere on top of the folded card.
  • Using the largest square from the Stitched Squares die set, die cut a square from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step 2.
Using the largest of the Entwined Ovals, die cut two ovals from Dark Chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back. Adhere the Entwined Ovals to the centre of the white card offsetting one over the other slightly.
  • Sponge some Fossilizled Amber & Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide around the outside edge of the white square, spritz the ink with water to distress slightly and dry using a heat gun. 
  • Adhere panel to folded card created in step 1.

Step 3.
Using the Flower Power stamp set, stamp out two flowers onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using black ink.
  • Use the coordinating dies to die cut the flowers. Color as desired.
  • Adhere the flowers to the top left hand corner of the card using foam tape.
  • Using the ModaScrap Leafy Branch 5, die cut two branches from Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut both branches so that you have one branch with three sections and the other with two. Adhere around flowers using the photo above as a guide.
  • Using the smallest flower from the ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff die set, die cut 4 flowers from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Lightly sponge Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide over the flower section of the die cut and then go over the tips of the flowers using Carved Pumpkin Distress ink. Sponge Peeled Paint Distress Oxide to the stem of the flowers. Adhere the Dandelions to the card using photo above as Guide
  • Die cut A  Way with Words - Hello sentiment from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front. Remove the protective backing from the adhesive and cover with Sea Glass Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish glitter into adhesive with your fingers. Adhere sentiment inside oval as per photo above.
  • Apply some Kids Choice Glue to the centre of each of the flowers and cover the glue with prills. Allow to dry.

Step 4 Inside of Card - 
Using the largest square from the Stitched Squares die set, die cut a square from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Layer the white panel onto a piece of Bright Orange Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/2 inches square and adhere panel to inside of card.
  • Die cut the word "Spring" from A Way with Words 4 Seasons die set from Bright Orange Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back. Adhere sentiment to sentiment of card.
  • Using the double flower stamp from the Flower Power stamp set, stamp this above and below the sentiment using black ink. Color as desired. Add Orange/Silver Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers to the centre of the flowers.
That's it from me today, I hope you enjoyed my card and tutorial. Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see all the wonderful creations by our talented designers and for a change to win the giveaway.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Inks - Black; Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide; Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide; Peeled Paint Distress Oxide; Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink
Foam Tape
Copics



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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Flying by ....


Hi everyone,

Today I have another Double Z Fold card to share with you, these are so easy to make and lots of fun.

Along the bottom of the card I used the cloud from the CountryScapes Cloud & Grass die set and the grass from the Pop it Ups Outdoor Edges to create the grassy area of the card. 


To decorate my card I used Kraftin' Jimmie Stamps Sky's the Limit stamp set which I purchased recently.


I added the boy to the bottom left hand corner which is a stamp I have had in my stash for years. He looks exciting to see a plane in the sky 😀.


Here is a look at my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

Stamps: Sky's the Limit - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps; Sports Boy - Stampendous
Paper: White; Green; Save the Date Collection Banner DP - Kaisercraft; DP - SU
Dies: CountryScapes Clouds & Grass; Pop it Ups Outdoor Edges; Pop it Ups Anita Frames Pop Up Card; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Peeled Paint Distress Oxide; Foam Tape; Copics




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Monday, March 20, 2017

Full of Sparkle


Hi everyone,

A couple of weeks ago when I was looking through the Papercraft magazines at the newsagent, I found a copy of Papercraft Essentials which included a free set of stamps/embossing folder called Fairy Wishes. As you can see I added that stamp set to my collection 😀.


For the background of my card I blended Broken China Distress Oxide and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks onto white watercolour cardstock. I also spritzed the cardstock with water after apply the ink to get the distress look to the card.

I created the scene to my card stamping all of the images with black ink. I coloured used a black marker to add color to the mushrooms and snail to give them a silhouette look.


For the inside of the card I added two sentiments and the two fairies from the Fairy Wishes stamp set.

Stamps: Fairy  Wishes - Freebie from Papercraft Essentials Magazine; Beach Grass - Hero Arts; Mushrooms (small) - Stampendous
Paper: White; Black
Other: Black Ink; Broken China Distress Oxide; Wilted Violet Distress Oxide; Fun Foam



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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Hoppy Easter


Hi everyone,

Earlier in the week I shared an Easter Card I created for my Grandson using the Art Impressions Honey Buns stamp set that uses an action wobble on the bunnies tail to make the tail wobble. Today I have a girl version to give to my Granddaughter.

As you can see I still have some backgrounds left over from the play day I had a week or two ago when I first received my Distress Oxide ink pads. For this one I applied the ink pad my craft mat and then used a brush to apply the ink directly to the cardstock, love how this one turned out. I did spritz the card after the ink had been applied. 

I added the bunny onto a stitched circle from Elizabeth Craft Designs which is partially off two edges of the card.



For the inside of the card I added an Easter Egg and grass using the Easter Egg die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The background on the egg is also been done using distress oxide ink pads. 

Stamps: Honey Buns Set - Art Impressions; One Big Hoppy Family - Sugar Pea Designs; Easter "Egg"specially Good! - Rubbernecker Stamps
Paper: White; Green; Pink
Dies: Stitched Circles; Fitted Fishtails; Easter Eggs - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Peeled Paint Distress Oxide; Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide; Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide; Action Wobble; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape - ECD; Foam Tape; Copics



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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Tall Cake


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. As I am the challenge hostess for the month, I continue to issue the challenges. 

Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for a sketch challenge.





For my card today I used Penny Black's Tall Cake stamp set, I have been wanting this stamp for a while and finally got around to add it to my collection 😀.



For the inside of my card I used the Pop It Ups Happy Birthday Pop Up Card die set and added a sentiment to the base of the card.



Here is another view of my card taken at a different angle so you can see the pop up part of the card a little easier.


Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.
Birgit Norton (March Guest Designer)


Stamps: Tall Cake - Penny Black; Square Sayings 4 x 5 3/4 - Simon Says Stamp!;   Best Birthday Wishes - C.C. Designs
Paper: White; Red; Pink; Blue; Yellow; Fairy Bread DP; True Love DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Pop It Ups Happy Birthday Pop Up Card; Pop it Ups Circles and Labels; Pop it Ups Fancy Seasons Frame Edges; Fitted Circles; Stitched Circles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape - ECD; Sprinkled Sugar Stickles; Glossy Accents;  Foam Tape; Copics


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Friday, March 17, 2017

Welcome Little One


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a baby card I made recently using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs. This was inspired by the inside of a card I created last year and came across recently when I was looking for something else.

I used White; Rosebud and Perfect Pink Soft Finish Cardstock to create my card. To decorate the card I used the tiny dot background stamp which is included in the Krista Schneider Jungle Cuties stamp set to decorate the white panel. 

I used the Stitched Squares to create the two pink squares and added Pink/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers to each square for extra decoration.

On the lower right hand corner I added a sentiment from the Pop it Ups Baby Clear Stamp set.


For the elephant layer I used the Stitched Squares for the white panel and the Dotted Scallop Squares die set for the scallop layer. As it was going to be sitting above two different colored pink squares I die cut two Dotted Scallop Squares in two colors and then cut them in half diagonally and pieced them together of I could have light and dark pinks together.


For the inside of the card I added the A Way with Words - Baby Love die set for the sentiment and stamped the "Girl" which is from the Pop it Ups Baby Clear Stamp set.  To finish off the inside I added the Stitched Fishtail Banners and Pink/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers.

Stamps: Jungle Cuties; Baby - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Rosebud & Perfect Pink Soft Finish Cardstock - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Dies: Jungle Cuties; Stitched Squares; Dotted Scallop Squares; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; A Way with Words Baby Love - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide; Pink/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers - ECD; Foam Tape; Copics




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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sweet Fun


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Lynn McAuley our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.


National Button week is coming up, so make use of buttons or faux buttons on your project or creation. Perhaps that might a specially made box or jar in which to keep some of your favorite buttons. 

For my card today I decided to create a tent card using the Pop it Ups Oval Accordion Card die set, you can see a tutorial I wrote a couple of years ago on how to make this style of card on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog here.

To decorate my card I used the cupcake and macarons from the Krista Schneider Tea Time stamp set. I added a button to cover the cherry in the cupcake for the challenge part of this card. 

For the sentiment I used the 'sweet' from the A Way with Words - Sweet  Smiles and the 'fun' from the A Way with Words - Fun Play die sets covering the sentiments with Soft Green Silk Microfine Glitter.


Here is another photo of my card taken at a different angle, so you can see the folds in the card a little better.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:


Vicky Gould



Stamps: Tea Time - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Pink; Sugar & Spice Baby Bunting DP - Doodlebug Inc.
Dies: Pop It Ups Oval Accordion; Tea Time; A Way with Words Sweet Smiles; A Way with Words Fun Play - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape; Soft Green Silk Microfine Glitter; Pink/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers
Other: Black Ink; Pink Button; Foam Tape; Copics




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