Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hi

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Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing another Flip-its card I created using The Stamps of Life’s Exclusive Fancy Edge Flip-its Die which was released earlier this month.

For my card today I have used this die with The Stamps of Life’s wordsquares2stamp  along with the Sizzix Square Flip-Its Card #2 Framelits.

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Here is the “flip” side of my card.

Stamps: wordsquares2stamp – The Stamps of Life
Paper: White; Green; Blue; Spring Bloom DP – Kaisercraft
Dies: TSOL Exclusive Fancy Edge Flip-its; Sizzix Square Flip-Its Card #2 Framelits
Other: Blue Ink; Foam Tape

 

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Rain or Shine

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Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This time round it is Heather’s turn to host the challenge.

Heather says …. April showers bring May flowers...make a card using the colors blue and yellow to represent the rain and daffodils of spring.

For my card this week I have used Riley and Company’s Rainy Day Riley.

The Riley image represents the April Showers, so for the May Flowers I decided to use MFT Die-namics Floral Fusion Cover-Up which I die cut in blue and then added yellow pearls to the centre of the flowers to get my blue and yellow part of the challenge.

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Want to play along????

If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!  So get stamping Riley fans :).

To play create a card using Riley and Company images. Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword RILEY0914. We can't wait to see what you create!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

Stamps: Rainy Day Riley -  Riley and Company; Rainy Day Sentiments – CC Designs
Paper: White; Blue; Yellow
Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Floral Fusion Cover-Up; MFT Die-namics Pierced Rectangle Stax; Pearls; Foam Tape; Copics

 

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Snow Much Fun!

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Hi everyone,

It’s time for our April Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge. Check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog on Wednesday 8AM MST when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month.

Our theme this month is …. "Elegant and White". So the challenge is to create an elegant project in the color white. (or off-white and you are free to use gold and silver details).

I love white on white cards, although I must admit the only time I end up making them is when someone gives them as a challenge. I am not sure why I don’t do them more often as they are lots of fun.

For my card today I decided to combine the Circle Accordion Card and the Fancy Label Accordion Card again to create my accordion card … if you look at the centre page it uses a different shape to the two outer pages.

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When I was trying to figure out what to do for this challenge I looked though all my Elizabeth Craft Design dies I have a found my Snowflakes Die which I thought would be perfect for this card.

To create the two large snowflakes on the end circles I die cut my snowflakes using Double Sided Adhesive Paper and added White Silk Microfine Glitter over each of the three snowflakes. I then layered them using foam tape and added a Gold/Silver Glitter Dot to the center.

Before adding the snowflake to the centre circle I die cut a circle/fancy label from White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz and then embossed this using the Lots of Dots Embossing Folder.

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Around each of the outer edges of the accordion pages I added frames using the Square with Circle Frame Edges for the circle pages and Fancy Frame Edges for the Fancy Label page.

For the centre page I added a sentiment using silver ink.

To finish off the card I added small snowflakes randomly around the frames. For these snowflakes I used Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

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

Don’t forget to check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month.

Stamps: Sentiment – Paper Pretties
Paper: White
Dies: Circle Accordion Card; Fancy Label Accordion Card; Square with Circle Frame Edges; Fancy Frame Edges – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Snowflakes – Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other Elizabeth Craft Designs Products: Lots of Dots Embossing Folder; White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz; Gold/Silver Glitter Dots; White Silk Microfine Glitter; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Double Sided Adhesive Paper
Other: Silver Brilliance Ink; Foam Tape

 

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Rebus–Board Games

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Hi all,

It is time for another rebus swap to share with you all. This time round our theme is “Board Games”.

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 my February Rebus which was “Planets, Stars or Constellations” …. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

  1. Virgo
  2. Pegasus
  3. Gemini
  4. Centauris
  5. Pisces
  6. Mars
  7. Venus
  8. Leo
  9. Jupiter
You can find all my past rebus cards here.
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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dance In The Rain

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Hello everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Our challenge hostess for April, Joanne Grzelak finishes off the month with another fun challenge.

Our challenge this week is …. Rain showers - It is said that ‘April showers bring May flowers”, so let’s show both. Have flowers and rain be a part of your card/project in some way. Remember -- the sentiment counts too.

For my card this week I created an accordion card using the Oval Accordion Card set designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs. Earlier this year I purchased this cute stamp from CC Designs … which I just had to use for todays challenge.

On the right hand side panel with the sentiment I added some flowers which are die cut using Elizabeth Craft Designs Bunch of Flowers 2 die, Curvy Leaves die and Pink Shimmer Sheetz.

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Here is my card again, this time from the front when it is closed. As you can see I added more flowers to two of the corners using the Bunch of Flowers 2 die, Curvy Leaves die and Pink Shimmer Sheetz.

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.

  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Betty Wright
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Brenda O’Rear (April Guest Designer)
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    Stamps: Puddle Jumping Twila; Rainy Day Sentiments – CC Designs
    Paper: White; Navy; Splendid Sunshine DP – Echo Park
    Dies: Oval Accordion Card – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Bunch of Flowers 2; Curvy Leaves – Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; ECD Pink Shimmer Sheetz; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Friday, April 25, 2014

    Glittered Koi

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    Hi everyone,

    It is my turn to post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. Hop on over to the blog to find out how I create my card … I have step by step instructions which you can find here.

    This time round I decided to play with Elizabeth Craft Designs Koi die and some of their colored Silk Microfine Glitters. I have been wanting to play with this technique ever since I saw Els demoing something similar at our craft show last month.

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    As you know I normally like to do something in the inside of my card so it is all finished ready to be used or given away whatever the case may be. This time round I inlayed the greeting into the white card.

    Dies: Koi; Happy Birthday(738) – Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Paper: White; Black; Rust; ECD Adhesive Paper
    Other: Orange Silk Microfine Glitter; Bluebell Silk Microfine Glitter; ECD Black/Silver Glitter Dots; Foam Tape

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    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Friends Share Everything

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Kathy our challenge hostess for April brings us her final challenge for the month.

    This week our challenge is … April Showers (What does April Showers mean to you, i.e., flowers, weeds, mowing, sun, warmer temperatures, etc.)?

    So when I thought about this question I thought about the obvious brings May flowers … I have flowers on the base of the inside of my card. Of course rain also makes that grass grow taller so it has to be mown again … so I include tall grass. If you are going out in the rain you might need an umbrella so you don’t get wet … so I have umbrellas on my designer paper on the outside and the girls huddled under the umbrella on the inside. And of course the rain … the designer paper on the upright part on the inside.

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    Here is the front of my card … I used umbrella designer paper, tall grass die and the quote for the sentiment.

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    As you can see I have created a pop up card using the Lucy Label Pop-Up set designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs. For this card I only used the label part of the pop up leaving the smaller pop up at the top of the platform down.

    Earlier this year I purchased the Art Impressions Under My Umbrellas Girlfriends stamp set, which of course I had to use on this card … I guess if you  only have one umbrella you would have to share right!

    I added some tall grass to the bottom of the card and at the top I used the Paper Smooches Quotables die for my sentiment … love this die. I also added some Gold/Silver Glitter Dots to the Quote bubble.

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    Here is one more look at the inside of my card, this time at an angle so you can see the pop up piece.

    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:

  • Amber Hillman
  • Anne Harmon
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Lois Bak
  • Sabrina Friel
  • Vicky Gould
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    Stamps: Girlfriends Under My Umbrella Set – Art Impressions
    Paper: White; Pink; Splendid Sunshine DP – Echo Park
    Dies: Lucy Label Pop-Up designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Quotables – Paper Smooches; MFT Die-namics Tall Grassy Edge
    Other: Black Ink; ECD Silver/Gold Glitter Dots; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    It’s A Girl!

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    Hi everyone,

    I have Baby card to share with you today.

    I received a couple of new dies from Paper Smooches the other week and of course I wanted to play … they are both Quote type dies (the Quote Tag on the front and the Quote bubble at the top on the inside).

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    Originally I was just going to make a quick baby card using the Quote Tag set and when I looked through my stash on my desk to see what I had that might fit in the open area I spied this cute Kaisercraft Elephant. Well it just so happens that one of the paper pads I recently got also had elephants on it so of course I had to make a baby card.

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    Of course by the time I had finished the outside of my card, the other Quote die was calling to me and my Pop It Up dies are always calling me LOL, so neither could be ignored so I decided to create a pop up card. I used the Lucy Label Pop-Up die set designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs.

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    At the bottom edge of my card I added a panel cut using the Agatha Edges die and also the flourish from the same set.

    Stamps: Elephant – Kaisercraft; Rectangle Greetings – Gina K
    Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; You Are My Happy DP – Teresa Collins
    Dies: Lucy Label Pop-Up; Agatha Edges designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Quote Tags; Quotables – Paper Smooches; Baby Phrase – PTI; It’s A Boy/Girl – Cheery Lynn Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Pink Twine; Button; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Thinking of You

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s time for another CHF challenge over on the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog . This week the challenge is hosted by Kristine!

    This week Kristine has challenged us to use Thomas Kinkade stamps to create a card or project.

    For my card today I decided to use one of my Thomas Kinkade stamps with the Oval Accordion Card die. The Thomas Kinkade stamp I used here is called Guardian Castle. I also used the Script Essential Expressions set for my sentiment.

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

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    Want to play along????

    If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

    To play create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)
    Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword CHF51. We can't wait to see what you create!

    Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

     

    Stamps: Thomas Kinkade Guardian Castle; Script Essential Expressions – Cornish Heritage Farms
    Paper: White; Cream; Brown; Botanical Tea DP – Graphic 45
    Dies: Oval Accordion Card; Oval Dots Frame Edge – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Brown Ink; Foam Tape; Copics

     

     

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    Monday, April 21, 2014

    Classes at Photo Continental

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    Hi everyone,

    Some exciting changes have been happening at Photo Continental, which is my favorite scrapbook store down here in Brisbane Australia! Over the past few months they have been busy moving all the craft area of the store from upstairs to the new area downstairs which gives them even more room to stock all our favorite products.

    They opened the doors to the new area last Monday and to celebrate they are going to have a week long celebration to celebrate their relaunch! This takes place from Monday 28th April to Saturday 3rd May.

    I will be teaching 4 classes using Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Craft Designs Pop It Up Dies on both Monday 28th April and Tuesday 29th April. It will be the same classes each day and the good news is that the classes are only $10 each … so if you live in the Brisbane area why not come along and have some fun.

    Places are limited so make sure you book soon. Visit Photo Continental’s web site to book.

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    Sunday, April 20, 2014

    Elizabeth Craft Designs and Tombow Blog Hop

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    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to day three of the Elizabeth Craft Designs and Tombow Blog Hop …... If you are here from the Tombow Blog then you’re in the right place,  if not then you may want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Tombow Blog..... you don’t want to miss any of the fun!

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    There is also a prize to win! What to do? To be eligible to win, please comment on each of the designers projects  and don't forget to "Like" the TombowUSA and "Like" Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook pages!

    Tombow will announce a winner on Monday April 21st at 3:30 P.M. EST.

    Here is what you  could win:

    Elizabeth Craft Designs:

    Tombow:
    Xtreme Adhesive
    Dual Brush Pen Set, 10 Retro

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    For my card today I created a Pivot card using the Katie Label Pivot Card die designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs along with some Cute Bears Peel-Off Stickers also from Elizabeth Craft Designs and Towbow Markers and Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.

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    To create my card I removed the liner from a sheet of Elizabeth Craft Designs Adhesive Paper and set that aside. I then attached the adhesive to some card. I took the liner paper I put aside and used this to place my Peel-Off Sticker Bears, Bees and Flowers sticky side up. Once these were in place I removed the remaining liner paper from my adhesive sheet and placed that on to off the peel-off stickers.

    Remove the top liner again and cover the images with Warm Diamond Silke Microfine Glitter also from ECD. Don’t forget to polish the glitter into the adhesive. You can see a video Els created using this technique here.

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    Next we are ready to color in the images. For my images I used Tombow’s Dual Brush Pens from the Secondary Palette set along with their blender kit. I scribble the colors I wanted to use onto the blending board which comes in the blending kit and then used my Tombow blending pen to transfer the color onto my glittered bears. You can see how you can get different shades using this technique … the pads of the bears paws, and the flower are all colored using the same marker .. 856 from this set.

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    One thing to remember when using Tombows with glitter is to allow time for them to dry. The effect is worth the wait!

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    I used the flourish from the Agatha Edges die set to create the flourish on the left side of the card. I used digital sentiments and the label dies from the Katie Label Pivot Card set to decorate the pivot section of my card.

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    Finally I added the bear, bees and flowers.

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    And here is the front of my card, as you can see I added another of the Towbow Colored Glittered Peel-Off Sticker Bears (try saying that fast!).

    Don’t forget to check out the rest of the participating Designer’s blogs today. Your next stop on the journey is the amazing Kelly Booth.

    Here is a list of the participating blogs for today, in case you get lost along the way:
    Stamps: Bear Sentiment Digital Stamps – Sweet ‘N Sassy
    Paper: Cream; Tan; Pink; Prim & Proper DP – Rosie’s Studio
    Dies: Katie Label Pivot Card; Agatha Edges – Designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other Elizabeth Craft Designs Products: Bear Peel-Off Stickers; Adhesive Paper: Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
    Tombow Products: Tombow Dual Brush Pens Secondary Palette Set; Blending Kit; Xtreme Adhesive

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    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Shake Your Booty!

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    Hello everyone,

    It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Our challenge hostess for April, Joanne Grzelak continues to bring us our challenges.

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    Being the third Saturday of the month, it’s time for a sketch challenge and Joanne has given us a great sketch to play with.

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    For my card this week I decided to play with Art Impressions Shake Your Booty Disco set … love these fun shake you booty stamps.

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    Oh course with this stamp set you need to include the “booty” inside the card so what better way to do that with a pop up card. I have used the Lucy Labels Pop-Up card set designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs. If you look closely you can see that I turned the pop up portion up side down so that the label is laying flat at the top, which makes a perfect platform for the man’s booty to stand on.

    The word “Booty” on the pop up uses the label from the Lots of Pops Pop-Up card set. I also used the Agatha Edges set to create the fancy edge at the top and bottom of my card.

     
    I attached the “booty” to the card using an action wobble so it jiggles when you touch it. Here is a quick YouTube video so you can see the "Booty" wobble.


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    Here is a side on view of my card so you can see the pop up portion a little better.

    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.


  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Betty Wright
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Brenda O’Rear(April Guest Designer)

    Stamps: Shake Your Booty Disco Set – Art Impressions; All Aboard (Happy Birthday) – Taylored Expressions
    Paper: White; Blue;  Dark Blue; Strong DP - Authentique
    Dies: Lucy Label Pop-Up; Lots of Pops Pop-Up; Agatha Edges – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Action Wobble; Foam Tape; Copics

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