Sunday, May 31, 2015

Elizabeth Craft Designs May Designer Challenge


Hi everyone,

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

For our challenge this month the Designers were asked to use one of the new Brick, Pebbles or Circles dies which have recently been released by Elizabeth Craft Designs. 



Els recently suggested to those of us who are also on the Karen Burniston Design Team that the Pebbles die would also work well with the Barn Pop Stand Card set. As no-one had used that idea yet, I decided to create a card combining both for my card today.

Rather than creating a Pop Stand Card, I have created a Pop Up Card using the Lots of Pops Pop Up Card set and attached the barn to that. I inlaid the pebbles into the designer paper on the base of my card, but you could also just add the pebbles on to of the designer paper if you preferred. I did take the time to add shading to the edges of each pebble before I adhered it to my base. To make it easier to adhere all the pieces from the Pebbles die to my card, I adhered Transparent Double Sided Tape to the back of my card before die cutting the pebbles die.



One of the fun things about the Barn is that you can make the doors open and close, which is what I did for this card. I added a hay bale and also the "Hay There" sentiment which are both from the Hay There Pop Stand Card die set. The flowers on either side of the path are from the  Garden Patch 1 inch & Mini Daisy & Chrysanthemum die set. I added Gold/Silver Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers to the centre of each of the flowers.



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



And a close up of the path which was created using the Pebbles die. 



For the front of my card I decided to add another path Pebbles die, this time going across my card. And this time rather than inlaying the die I just added it on top of my card. (I couldn't inlay it as the card was already attached to the inside of the card). 

I added the fence (Country Scapes - Country Fence 1) towards the top of the path and added a few pieces of hay from the Hay There Pop Stand Card die set. I then added Brownie the Cow in front of the fence. 

To finish off the card I added the sentiment which is from the new Farm Greetings Clear Stamp set.

That's it from me today, thanks for visiting my blog.

Stamps: Farmyard Greetings - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Black; Red; Tan; Beige; Brown; Cocoa; Yellow; Farm Words DP - Best Creations Inc; Back to School - Doodlebug Designs Inc
Dies: Barn Pop Stand Card; Hay There Pop Stand Card; Lots of Pops Pop Up Card Brownie the Cow - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Pebbles; Garden Patch 1 inch & Mini Daisy & Chrysanthemum; Country Scapes Country Fence 1 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm; Gold/Silver Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers
Other: Yellow Ink; Foam Tape



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Saturday, May 30, 2015

You + Me = Oui


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Barb Anders our challenge hostess for May finishes off the month with one last challenge.

Barb tells us that .... School is about out and vacations are either planned or being planned. What would be your ideal vacation spot? Beach, mountains, backyard? Whatever your destination is, let's create a card or project using it as your inspiration.


Living in Australia we don't have Summer holidays coming up although schools are out now for 2 weeks for the mid year holiday break. My daughter is living in London England this year and I know she is looking forward to her Summer holidays when she will explore a little of Europe which I presume will include Paris. So for my card today I decided to go with a Paris theme, especially as I had recently purchased these cute french boy and girl from Some Odd Girls.



For my card this week I created a Pop Stand Card with a floating floor using the Eiffel Tower Pop Stand Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

To create the floating floor, I followed Karen Burniston's tutorial that she shared with us last week where she created a floating floor for the Barn Pop Stand Card. You can see her tutorial here. Please note if you are wanting to create a floating floor using the Eiffel Tower, that you will need to add 1/2 inch to the length of the two smaller pieces of card used to create this to allow for the height of the Eiffel Tower ... I made my two card 5.75 inches.

For the Eiffel Tower I die cut two Eiffel Towers which was covered with Transparent Double Sided Tape on the top of the card and then added Pewter Silk Microfine Glitter.



Here is a closer look at the floating floor portion of my card. 



Here is the front of the card ... I used the labels from the Katie Label Pivot Card die set for all the sentiments on the card. 

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: Frenchie Gwen; Frenchie Kody - Some Odd Girl; Dog Treats -  Prima Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Navy; Modern Miss Party DP - Bo Bunny
Dies: Eiffel Tower Pop Stand Card; Lucy Label Pop Up Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape 152mm; Pewter Silk Microfine Glitter
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


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Friday, May 29, 2015

Super Birthday


Hi everyone,

Earlier in the week I posted a card I created for my Grandson's birthday which was a Super Hero theme. Well as I had printed out extra images of the Super Hero digital stamps by Tiddly Inks and I also had a new Card in a Box die sitting on my desk waiting to be used .... it was an easy decision to make a card using both these things!


The 'Zap Pow' images on this card were created using the Stampendous Screwloose and Sparky.


Here is another view of my card this time at a different angel.


And finally the back of my card. I had printed out this sentiment when I printed out the one for the other card as I wasn't sure which once I wanted until I saw them printed so could see what fitted better. I guess I should have printed the Super Heroes on thicker card so the copics didn't show through ... but this was all left overs ... who knew I was going to make this when I printed the images. Anyway I am sure my Grandson will like it ... yes he may get two cards hahaha! I haven't decided yet!

Stamps: My Batty Hero; Super Boy; Super Pup Digital Stamps - Tiddly Inks; Screwloose & Sparky - Stampendous
Paper: White; Red; Blue; Yellow; Orange; Green; School Sweater DP - Doodlebug Design Inc
Dies: Sizzix Card in a Box A2 Bigz Die; Alphabet 1 Caps - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics




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Thursday, May 28, 2015

HB2U


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostess for the month, Joanne completes her challenges of the month with one last challenge.

This week Joanne tells us to Get out your tools for this one.  You must have something heat embossed, have some paper piercing, paper piecing, AND some type of framing on this card/project.

For my card this week I decided to make an Accordion card using the Rectangle Accordion Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I figured each of these accordion pages are like a frame. I paper pieced the boys shirts using designer paper and paper pierced the corners of each of the while rectangle layers in the centre of each page. The sentiment in the centre page was heat embossed ... all four parts of the challenge complete!

To the centre page I added the Katie Stars Frame Edges, also adding a few extra green stars into the holes of the star frame. To finish of the card I added balloons in various places ... there is a balloon on the third pages ... but it is hidden by the swing panel ... but you can see the string attached to the balloon.


Here is my card closed ready to be placed in a envelope.

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: Aidan Paper Doll - Prima; Farm Greetings - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Gift Card Greetings - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Navy; Teal; Family Is DP - Bo Bunny
Dies: Rectangle Accordion Card; Katie Stars Frame Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Balloons - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Piercing Mat; White Hemp Cord; Foam Tape; Copics


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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Zap!! Pow!


Hi everyone,

My card today is for a challenge I am doing with a couple of friends of mine. Each month we get together and go to our favorite stamp/scrapbook store and come home with one or two new goodies. So we decided to also challenge ourselves each month using a product we all have.

This month our challenge was to create something using the Stampendous Screwloose & Sparky stamp set as we had all just purchased that recently.

As you can see I have created an Accordion Card using the Star Accordion Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I also used the Star Fancy Frame Edges around the frame of the middle page.


Here is my card closed ready to be placed in an envelope. I added some gears/cogs from the Clock & Gears die set to decorate the front and third pages of my card.


Stamps: Screwloose & Sparky - Stampendous
Paper: White; Black; Orange; Clockworks DP - Graphic 45
Dies: Star Accordion Card; Star Fancy Frame Edges; Clock & Gears - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; ECD Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers; ECD Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm; Foam Tape; Copics



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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Live Your Adventure


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This time round our challenge is hosted by Sandye!

For our challenge this week Sandye has challenged us to create a card or project using a travel theme.


For my card today, I  decided to use Riley and Company's Plane Riley and a couple of the new Inspiration sentiments ... the one you can see here is Don't Look Back. The sentiment on the banner hanging of the plane is hand written.


I decided to create an Easel style card using the Rectangle Pull Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I have added clouds to my card which are from the All Seasons Tree die set. One cloud is attached to a spiral, so it pops up when the card is opened.


Here is a look at my card when it is closed. On the front I used Riley and Company's Live Your Adventure Inspiration Sentiment. I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment in different colors. 


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 Riley and Company images.

Once you have created your card/project, come back here and place a comment with a link to your card so we can see what you have created. If you upload your card/project to Splitcoast Stampers please use the keyword Riley1115. We can't wait to see what you create!

Don't forget to check out the Riley and Company Design Team's cards on their blogs:




Stamps: Plane Riley; Live Your Adventure; Don't Look Back - Riley and Company
Paper: White; Blue; Red; Imagine DP - Authentique; Kalahari DP - Wild Rose Studio
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card; All Seasons Tree - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Blue Ink; Yellow Ink; Red Ink; Brown Ink; MISTI; Foam Tape; Copics



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Monday, May 25, 2015

Summer Fun!


Hi everyone,
It’s my turn to post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today.  Summer is on it’s way if you live in the Northern part of the world, down here in Australia of course we are approaching Winter. Elizabeth Craft Designs has recently released some new Peel-Off Stickers, one of which has a Summer theme. I have used these today to create my card.
Here is how I created my card:
1. To create the card base –
  • Cut a piece of white cardstock 5 -1/2″ x 11″. Score along the long side at 5-1/2″ so you have a top folded card 5-1/2″ square.
  • Cut a piece of blue cardstock 5-1/4″ square. Dab a small amount of Picket Fence Distress Paint onto a craft mat, pick up some of the ink using a blending tool and apply the paint to the top portion of the card to resemble clouds. Adhere card to white folded card.
  • Cut a piece of kraft cardstock 5-1/4″ x 4-1/4″. Use the wavy edge die from the Beach Edges die set and line this up along the top of the card and die cut. Use a dot background stamp and kraft ink to randomly apply dots to the card. Ink around the edges of the card with the same ink. Layer this to the blue card so the bottom of the kraft card lines up with the bottom of the blue card.
  • Cut a piece of blue cardstock 5-1/4″ x 2″ and another piece of blue cardstock 5-1/4″ x 1-1/2″. Use the waves border die from the Beach Edges die set and line this up along the top of these pieces of card and die cut. Dab a small amount of Picket Fence Distress Paint onto a craft mat, pick up some of the ink using a blending tool and apply the paint to the top portion of the waves. Adhere card the taller blue card to the bottom of the kraft card and then attach the second set of waves to the card using foam tape. Set aside.
2. Creating the images on the front.
  • Before reading the instructions below, you can see a video Els created using this technique here.
  • Place a sheet of Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive onto cardstock that is big enough for your peel-offs and remove the release sheet.
  • Be careful not to touch the adhesive or it will leave fingerprints in the glitter.
  • From the Summer Peel Off Stickers, place the Ice Cream; Sun; Beach Ball; Shell; Thermometer; Sunglasses; Flip Flops and Ice Block Peel-Offs  onto the release sheet (sticky side up).
  • Place the cardstock that has Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive on top of the peel-off. (In other words, place sticky onto sticky.)
  • Use release sheet in handling the cardstock until you cover the adhesive with glitter so you don’t leave fingerprints.
  • Cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, polish glitter with your finger and brush excess off.
  • Color your images as desired using alcohol-based markers on the glitter.
  • Cut around all Peel-Off pieces and attach to the card. The Thermometer, shell and bottom flip-flop are attached using adhesive, the other flip-flop, sunglasses are attached to the card using foam tape. The beachball is attached between the waves using adhesive.
* Coloring Tips for alcohol-based markers and glitter: Remember that when using alcohol-based markers, such as Copics, work quickly and don’t let the tip of the marker linger on the glittered surface. Too much alcohol ink can dissolve the adhesive and remove the glitter. It takes very little ink to color the surface of the glittered image so work with a light touch. To get the faded look, lay a line of color down along one edge of the section you want to color and then use your Blender pen to pull the color across the rest of the image. You may have to lay more color down to get deeper shading after you blend it out.
3.  Die cut “Hello” from the Hello die from bright pink cardstock that has Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive on the back of it. Adhere this to the upper right hand side of the card as per photo above.

The inside of the card:
4. Adhere the Ice block Peel-Off to the lower right hand corner of the card and the Sun Peel-Off to the upper left hand corner of the card.
5. Using the Alphabet 1 – Caps die set, die cut “SUMMER FUN” from bright pink cardstock that has Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive on the back of it. Adhere the letters to the card so that they are positioned slightly to the left of the card.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.
Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
2595 Summer Peel Off Stickers Black 
981 Beach Edges
787 Hello
967 Alphabet 1 – Caps 
508 Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm
639 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter 
802 Fine Pointed Scissors
  
Other:
Cardstock: white, blue, kraft, bright pink
Distress Paint – Picket Fence
Blending Tool
Craft Mat
Dots Background Stamp
Copic Markers
Foam Tape



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Sunday, May 24, 2015

To A Super Grandson!


Hi everyone,

Can you believe that my Grandson will turn 5 years old this week!!!! It only seems like a few months ago that I posted on my blog that he was born.

His birthday party this year is going to have a Super Hero theme and I know he loves Super Heroes so better excuse to use that as the theme for my birthday card.


For my card I have created a Pull Card using the Rectangle Pull Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

To decorate my card I found some fun Super Hero Digital Images from Tiddly Inks web site. 

I cut out two 'Superman logo' images in red and yellow and then added the number 5 in the centre.

Along the bottom of the card I added a City Skyline.


Here is my card when it is 'pulled' open. The sentiment is computer generated, and I added another white panel so I can add a personal message to my Grandson.

The Super Pup is attached to a spinner so that it pops up when the card is opened.


Stamps: My Batty Hero; Super Boy; Super Pup Digital Stamps - Tiddly Inks
Paper: White; Black; Red; Yellow; School Sweater DP - Doodlebug Design Inc; 5th Birthday Double Sided Journal DP - Scrapbook Customs
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Alphabet 1 Caps - Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT Die-namics Skyline Border; MFT Die-namics Solid Skyline Border
Other: Foam Tape; Copics



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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Hello


Hi everyone,

t’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Barb Anders our challenge hostess for May continues to bring us our challenges.

May's birthstone is the emerald. Let your project strongly feature the color green this week. Any shade of green will do as long as it is the main color on your project.



For my card today, I decided to play with a new stamp set that my DH gave me for Mother's Day (I did pick it myself haha!) I love these fun Loralie Designs images and I think they look great using bright colors.

I created a Pull Card using the Rectangle Pull Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I paper pieced the dogs blouse using designer paper and added transparent glitter dots to the necklace. I think you could say that green was the main color for this card ... hahahaha! I did add a little bit of purple as an accent.



Here is what my card looks like when you 'pull' it open, I added the sentiment Hello and also some flowers on the spiral included in the die set.

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: Agnes - Loralie Designs Art Stamps; Handwritten Sentiments - Stampers Anonymous
Paper: White; Green; Purple; Balloons DP - We R Memory Keepers; Celebrate DP - The Stamps of Life
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT  Die-namics Scallop Border
Other: Black Ink; ECD Transparent/Silver Glitter Dots; Foam Tape; Copics


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Friday, May 22, 2015

Thank You



Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a card I created last year which I haven't blogged yet using a number of Sizzix dies (which are listed in my supply list at the bottom of my post) I used the Sizzix Border Thinlits to create the opening in my designer paper where I stamped my sentiment.


Here is the inside of my card ... as you can see I didn't waste that piece of designer paper that I die cut out of the designer paper on the front ... here it is adhered to the bottom of my card :)


Stamps: Sizzix Thanks Clear Stamps
Paper: White; DP
Dies: Sizzix Flowers & Tags Framelits with stamps; Sizzix Circles & Tags Framelits with stamps; Sizzix Borders Thinlits
Other: Black Ink; Pink Ink; Foam Tape.


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Happy Birthday


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostess for the month, Joanne continues to issue the challenges. For the challenges this month, we are going to concentrate on tools and embellishments rather than themes.  Please feel free to do a faux version if you do not have the tool or embellishment.

For our challenge this week Joanne we are going to have fabric and corrugated paper on our card/project.  The corrugated paper can be made using a crimper or already be crimped.  The fabric must be something other than a ribbon.



A couple of months ago when it was my birthday, I received a card which used this Happy Birthday die on it. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to add it to my stash of dies, so set to work to find it which as you can see I did. :)

I have a stack of cardstock which I have had for years which has a fine corrugated look to it, and for some reason I seldom use it. So I challenged myself to use that for all my layers in my card this week. 

The fabric part of the challenge had me thinking for a while and then I remembered all that felt I own and as I knew I wanted to use the Birthday die on my card decided accenting it with small flowers would work, so I used one of the new flowers from the Elizabeth Craft Designs called Bunch of Flowers 4 and the Flourishes & Branches set.


For the inside of my card I decided to create a double pop up card using the Lorna Label Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  As you can see I added more flowers and branches to decorate the inside.

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: Remembering Your Birthday - Stampin' Up
Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; Purple; Green Corrugated Cardstock
Dies: Lorna Label Pop Up Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs;  Bunch of Flowers 4; Flourishes & Branches - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Happy Birthday - Die-Versions
Other: Black Ink; Wisteria, Grape Jelly, Cotton Candy & Bubblegum Felt; Wink of Stella Glitter Pen; Foam Tape



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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Woof!


Hi everyone,

It's Pop It Up  Wednesday over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and this week it is my turn to post a tutorial.

I decided to create a fun trifold card using the Lucy Label Pop Up, Buster the Dog and the Barn from the Barn Pop Stand Card as a kennel.

You can view my tutorial here.




Don't forget you can check out my tutorial on how to create this card over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog .


Supplies: 
Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Other:
Cardstock: White; Black; Brown;  Tan; Green; Yellow; Pink; Blue
Designer Paper: Imaginisce Designer Paper 400102
Foam tape
Adhesive Hoop & Loop Tape









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