Sunday, October 31, 2010

Spin Me!

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Hi everybody,

It’s day 2 of the MFTeasers, in preparation of the release of the new stamp sets which are all due to be released by MFT Stamps this coming Wednesday 3rd November.

Today the Design Team are featuring two the new stamp sets that will be released, these include: “You Spin Me Additions” and Happy Thoughts.

For my card I decided to use the new You Spin Me Additions set, this set co-ordinates with Game Night Spinner Die & stamp set that were released last month.  The die-namics used on this card include the new Small Open Scallop Die; Game Night Spinner Die and the Snowflake Trio Die.

The Game Night Spinner Die was cut from both red card for the frame and silver glitter card for the spinner.

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For the inside of the card I added one of the sentiments included in the set. I also added the Open Scallop Border Die along the left hand side of my card and the Snowflake Trio Die to the bottom  right of my card.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release:

  • The MFT release is on November 3rd at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on November 3rd at 10 PM EST.
  • MFT Hop & Shop starts Wednesday November 3rd at 10 PM EST on Kim's blog
  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the DT for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog at 11 AM EST. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 sets being given away, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.

Stamps: You Spin Me Additions – MFT Stamps
Paper: Cream; Red; Green; Light Green; Silver Glitter Card; White Glitter Card; Belle DP - Kaisercraft
Die-namics: Game Night Spinner Die; Small Open Scallop Border Die; Snowflake Trio Die – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink;  Green Ink; Red Ink; Red Brad; Circle Nestabilities; Modern Label Tag Punch & Die; Foam Tape

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Just Chillin’

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Hi everyone,

It’s that time again when the MFT Stamps designs team begins showing our MFTeasers in preparation of the new stamps which will be released by MFT Stamps after the release party this coming Wednesday 3rd November.

Today the Design Team are featuring three of the new stamps to be released. These are “ Mini Banner Day Alphabet”; “Pure Innocence - Wyatt – Just Chillin’ ” and “Pure Innocence - Emma Celebrates The Season”.

For my card today I used Wyatt – Just Chillin’, isn’t he such a cutie!! The layout of my card is based on a recent Mojo Sketch (Mojo161). I also used the Snowflake Trio Die-namics die to create the snowflake in the top right hand corner of my card.  I used both white glitter card and blue card to create my snowflakes.

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Here is the inside of my card, as you can see I kept with the same layout as the outside. I also added another of the sentiments which are included in the set.

Here are the details about the upcoming release:

  • The MFT release is on November 3rd at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on November 3rd at 10 PM EST.
  • MFT Hop & Shop starts Wednesday November 3rd at 10 PM EST on Kim's blog
  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the DT for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog at 11 AM EST. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 sets being given away, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Stamps: Pure Innocence Wyatt Just Chillin’ – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Brown; Blue; DP – Kaisercraft
Die-namics: Snowflake Trio Die – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Sizzix Embossing Folder; Oval Punches; Blue Grosgrain Ribbon; Button; Divine Twine; Glitter Glue; Glitter Brad; EK Success Wavy Border Punch; Copics

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Heroes Only!

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This is a pretty long post today as I went a little bit overboard when I started playing with the Batman Cricut Cartridge that I purchased recently so I could make my daughter a birthday card.

It’s her birthday today as it goes so I also decided to combine her card with this week’s challenge I do with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.

This week our challenge hostess for October Silke Ledlow has finished off the month with a fun sketch challenge.

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My youngest daughter loves Batman and other Super Heroes from the DC Comic line, so I have been wanting to purchase this cricut cart since it came out a while back … her birthday coming up was a great incentive. I am sure it will also come in handy down the track for my Grandson … his Aunt is already making sure he likes the right Super Heroes LOL!

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Here is the inside of my card.

C4C61-Oct-Sketch Here is Silke’s wonderful sketch if you want to play along with us this week. You will find more details on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.

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After I had made my card I decided to play around with a couple of the other things on the cartridge just for fun. First up this fun door hanger. The hanger itself is from the Batman cartridge and the both sentiments on it are from the Superman cartridge. Both cartridges had the Do No Enter but only Superman had the Heroes sentiment which I wanted to use. BatmanHanger2-wm Here is the reverse side of my hanger.

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As you can see I also decided to make this Batman 3D character. This was cut at 7.5 inches so I could get it out of an A4 sized card. This was a little time consuming but I like the end results so was worth the effort.

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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.

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Stamps: Sentiment – Stamp It (Australia)
Paper: White; Black; Yellow; Grey; Blue; Wander DP – Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Oval Nestabilities; Cricut; Batman Cricut Cartridge; Black Brads; Foam Tape

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Friday, October 29, 2010

A Merry Christmas Present!

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Hi all,

My card is for a shoebox swap that I did last week with a few friends. It is a stamp club I attend each month. This worked so well for the previous shoebox swap I did recently that I decided to use the same layout but just changed the stamps.

This card is a Pull Up Parcel Card, I am loving creating these cards.

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Here you can see the pull out card beside the outer card … the top of the parcel is attached to the inner card and just pulls out.

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And here is a close up of the inner card.

Stamps: Seasons Of Joy – Stampin’ Up
Paper: White; Red; Green; DP
Other: Red Ink; Green Ink; Oval Punches; Oval Nestabilities; Embossing Folders; Grosgrain Ribbon; Button; Foam Tape

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Christmas Is Love!

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Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time again over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week Shirley has finished off her challenges for the month with a CAS card…. we could use embossing folders or background stamps it we wanted to.

Well recently I did a shoebox swap with a stamp club I belong to and one of the cards I made was this one … well it is CAS so I decided to use this for the challenge. The original design for this card was created by club member Jane Norrish.

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: SU
Paper: White; Red; Kraft
Other: Red Ink; Ribbon; Paper Piercing Mat & Tool; Foam Tape

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Merry Christmas!

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Hi everyone!

It’s Wednesday which means it’s time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge over on the Paper Pretties Blog. This week the challenge is to create a square card. Well lots of the cards I make are square so this was an easy peasy challenge!

With Christmas just two months away (sorry if I am reminding you again LOL) I decided to create another Christmas card. This time round I used the newly released Holiday Polly stamp set … I just love this bird! Pam Varnell recently created a card using this set and colored her bird blue, now blue is my favorite color and I loved the look so I decided to color my bird blue this time round too.

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Here is the inside of my card, the sentiment I used here is from another Paper Pretties stamp set called O Christmas Tree.

Want to play along with us:

How to Enter: If you would like to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project using the above challenge and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword PWC125.

Don’t forget to include link to your card on the Paper Pretties Blog, so everyone can see it too. You don’t have to use Paper Pretties stamps to play, but of course if you have them we would love to see you use them. One random participant will receive a Paper Pretties Stamps set … seeing the Paper Pretties Blog for more details.

 

Stamps: Holiday Polly; O Christmas Tree – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Red; Jovial DP – Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; Circle Punches; Red Divine Twine; Foam Tape; Copics

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Merry Christmas Train!

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Hi everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!! Wow it is only 2 months to go till Christmas arrives … doesn’t the year just fly by!

I am still busy working on getting my Christmas cards all done and here is one I created recently using a stamp set from Whiff Of Joy. Having a train lover in the family it is hard to resist when I see anything train related and this one was no different.

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Here is the inside of my card … I just love this sentiment!

Stamps: Christmas Train – Whiff Of Joy; Sentiment – Do Crafts
Paper: White; Black; Red; Mitten Weather DP – Cosmo Cricket
Other: Black Ink; Circle Punches; MFT Die-namics Open Scallop Die; Black Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Patches!

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Hi everyone,

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Yes it is that time of the week again …. Monday!!!!! Which means that Paper Pretties are releasing 2 more digi stamps from the ARTish! line.

For my project today I am using one of the new digi’s being released today … this cute little guy is called Patches!

Last Friday a friend gave me some fun Halloween candy she purchased recently while on a trip to the USA. She knew that I am always looking for fun Halloween candy to use with the projects I made. Thanks Helen!!! So of course I just had to create another treat container for the candy.  Aren’t those candy pumpkins just super cute hehe and chocolate Candy corns … well! This all might be common place for your guys living in the USA but for little old me living down here in Australia it is exciting LOL!

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Here is another view of my bag I created for my candy. You can find the Patches Digital Stamps and the other Paper Pretties Digi Stamps here.

Stamps: Patches Digi Stamp – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Orange; DP
Other: Black Ink; Pumpkin Nestabilities; Brad; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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Howdy!

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Hi everyone,

Recently at a stamp club I belong to, our project for the month was to create a Never Ending card. It has been years since I have created one of these so it was fun to revisit this technique.

I used two of my favorite sets from The Cat’s Pyjama to decorate my card. The photo above shows the front of my card.

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This is such a magical type of card, when you open up the card you come to this layout.

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Here is what it looks like when you fold it the 3rd time.

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And finally the last page … when you fold these panels it will take you back to the front of the card where you can start folding ago …  it’s lots of fun folding and folding it hehe!

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Stamps: The Cat’s Pyjama
Paper: White; Brown; DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Scor-Pal; Copics

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Blue Christmas!

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Hi everyone!

Happy Sunday, I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. It’s a beautiful day here!

On Friday one of the stamp clubs I go to each month had a shoebox swap. They had heard about the other one I did a month or two ago and wanted to done one too.

Anyway one of the cards I got to make on Friday from the shoebox swap was this one above which was designed by Trish. Blue is my favorite color, so how could I not love this card. The Christmas ornament is stamped twice once with light blue and once in navy and a circle is cut from the navy ornament and the two are layered together … cool effect ha!

I will share the other cards we made over the next couple of months when I have a few holes in my blogging calendar.

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Rebus - “M” Words

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Hi all,

It is time for another rebus swap to share with you all. This month the theme of my rebus is “M” Words …. each rebused word will start with the letter “M”.

If you would like to solve it, why not post a comment to this 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 working out the solutions for last month’s “Songs from the 50’s” Rebus …. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

  • Great Balls of Fire
  • Blue Suede Shoes
  • Unforgettable
  • Oh My Papa
  • My Prayer

How did you go?????

You can find all my past rebus cards here.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Trick Or Treat!

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Hi everyone,

I love Saturday’s because it means it is time for another challenge with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.

Our challenge hostess Silke Ledlow has challenged us to create Halloween card or treat project. As you can see I opted for the later …. a treat project.

C4C61TestTubes2-wm I have been wanting to make a test tube holder project for ages and this challenge seemed like a great opportunity to finally get around to it.

I found this fun image on the Bugaboo site recently … it is part of their Har Pot collection and this one is called The Chosen One. Of course being a Harry Potter fan I couldn’t resist them and just had to play with this one.

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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.

Stamps: The Chosen One Digi – Bugaboo; Sentiments – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Black; DP
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Black Divine Twine; Test Tubes;Tag Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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Friday, October 22, 2010

What’s The Buzz!

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Hi everyone,

A couple of months ago I shared with you all my project using this cute PI – Honey Bee stamp set from MFT Stamps. Well the great news is that my Beehive Template is now available for sale through MFT Stamps.

It has been given to a graphic designer who tidied it up a bit and tweaked it a little so that it works perfectly when you cut it out. When you purchase the template you get the following file formats so you can use it with the machine that you have:

  • PDF: traditional print & cut version.
  • SVG: for use with the Cricut Expression and Make The Cut or Sure Cuts a Lot software
  • Ai & DXF: for use with Wishblade, Pazzles, and KNK machines
  • GSD: for use with the Silhouette

Cindy Haffner has also been playing with this template and I can’t wait for you to see what she has come up with, she will be posting her project later today so check it out. This template is not limited to just beehives!

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The template contains files to create both the beehive shaped card and the beehive box. For my card and box I created today I cut the base layer out of black card and then cut the beehive shingles out of yellow and layered them over the black base.

To finish off my beehive card I added the cute PI – Honey Bee on the left side and also used the following Die-namic dies:

  • Flower Trio & Leaf Trio
  • Grass Border

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Here is the inside of my beehive card. I stamped the sentiment onto yellow card that I cut using the MFT Stamps Die-namics Framed Greeting Die.

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The beehive box is created the same was as the card except that the beehive bases are two separate pieces and are joined by a box in the middle. The box is also included included with the template, along with instructions on the sizes I used to create my projects.

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Here is another view of my beehive box from the side.

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Here is another view of my beehive box,, I found some yellow and black chupa chups which fitted perfectly in my box.

Stamps: PI – Honey Bee
Paper: White; Yellow; Orange; Green; Black
Die-namics: Grass Border; Flower Trio; Leaf Trio; Cloud Trio
Other: Black Ink; Yellow Ink; Orange Ink; Beehive Template MFT Stamps; Cricut; Make The Cut; Felt; Swarovski Crystals; Glitter Garnish; Foam Tape; Copics

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