Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Elizabeth Craft Designs December Designer Challenge


Hi everyone,

It’s time for our December 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.

Our theme this month is Glitter and Shimmer - create a project using Silk Microfine Glitter and Shimmer Sheetz

My card today is inspired by one I created a few months back which used the Herringbone Technique, I thought it might be fun to try this using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tapes. For my card I used the 3 mm; 6 mm and 10 mm widths.

Here is how I made my card:


1. I like to start with a piece of card which is bigger than the size I want as the edges can get a little messy when you are removing the protective backing from the tape. My card I used here was approx 5 1/2 inches x 4 1/4 inches.

2. Take the 10 mm tape and apply that across your card.

3. Now take two more stripes of 10 mm tape and place them on your card so they are at right angles to the original piece on the card. TIP: Try to cut your tape level at the top so it can line up with the edge of the tape on the card.


4. Next take your 6 mm tape and add strips of the tape so they are next to the 10 mm pieces already on the card. You will be placing the tape on each side of the 10 mm pieces. TIP: Trim off the tape which hangs off the edges of your card as you change widths of tape, this will make it easier to lift up when you have finished adding all the tape.

5. Now take your 3 mm tape and add strips of this on either side of the 6 mm tape.


6. Once you have added the 3 mm tape, go back with the 10 mm tape to add the next lot of tape and then the 6 mm and 3 mm ... continue alternating widths until the whole card has been filled with tape.

7. Remove the protective backing from all the 10 mm strips of tape, making sure you do not touch the adhesive. Cover the adhesive with Deep Turquoise Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove excess glitter and polish the glitter with your finger.


8. Next remove all the protective backing from the 6 mm strips of tape and cover this with Soft Green Silk Microfine Glitter. Then remove all the protective backing from the 3 mm strips and cover with Soft Teal Silk Microfine Glitter. Don't forget to remove excess glitter and polish each color with your finger before going to next color.

9. To finish off the background use the Gold Lines Peel-Off Stickers and apply the lines along the edge of each row ... this helps hide any white spaces which may have appeared on your background but also gives a more defined look.

10. Trim the background down to the desired size, mine is 5 1/8 inch x 3 1/4 inches. Layer to green card and then to a folded blue card.

11. To finish off my card I decorated it using the Butterfly Silhouette Die which I die cut from Blue Iridescent Shimmer Sheets and the Butterfly Overlay 2 , for this one I die cut my card which was covered with  Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape 64 mm and then covered it with the Soft Teal Silk Microfine Glitter and adhered it to the top left hand side of my card using foam tape.

12. The Happy Birthday sentiment as die cut three times using the Happy Birthday (783) die and layered on top of each other from gold card and added to the bottom of the card.

Paper: White; Green; Blue; Gold
Dies: Butterfly Silhouette; Butterfly Overlay 2; Happy Birthday (783) - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: ECD Transparent Double Sided Tape 3 mm; ECD Transparent Double Sided Tape 6 mm; ECD Transparent Double Sided Tape 10 mm; ECD Transparent Double Sided Tape 64 mm; Deep Turquoise Silk Microfine Glitter; Soft Green Silk Microfine Glitter; Soft Teal Silk Microfine Glitter; Lines Peel-Off Stickers; Blue Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz; 


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

An Udder Year - 2015


Hi everyone,

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

This time round Steph has challenged us to create a New Year's card.

I had to be a little creative with this card as Cornish Heritage Farms doesn’t have any New Year stamps as such … and while I was browsing the store I came upon the sentiment … An Udder Year Older and I thought hmmmm I could make remove the word older and use this for a New Year card and use a cow stamp. So that is just what I did!

For my card I used Cornish Heritage Farms Cow over Moon Digital Stamp; What's Moo Digital Stamp and An Udder Year Older Digital Stamp.

Being that these were all digital stamps it was easy to just erase the word ‘older’ and combine the two sentiments and add the year … 2015.


As you can see I have created another Accordion card using the Katie Label Accordion Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I adapted the Katie Label from a portrait version to landscape following Karen’s video which you can find here.


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 keywordCHF69. 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.

  • Amber Hillman
  • Kelly Santi
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Steph Ackerman

    Stamps: Cow Over Moon Digital Stamp; What’s Moo? Digital Stamp; An Udder Year Older Digital Stamp – Cornish Heritage Farms
    Paper: White; Black
    Dies: Katie Label Accordion Card; Katie Label Pivot Card; Katie Stars Frame Edges – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Foam Tape; Copics



    Monday, December 29, 2014

    2014 Year in Review (part 2)

    Hi everyone,

    We are another day closer to New Years Eve .... did 2014 go by as fast for you as it did for me??

    Yesterday I post part 1 of my Year in Review. Here is part two! Of course it was hard to decide which cards/projects were my favorites as I have created soooo many that I love!

    Here is the selection I came up with, if you click on the card you will be taken to the original blog post.

    July 2014

    August 2014

    September 2014

    October 2014

    November 2014

    December 2014

    Well that's it for me for my look back at what I did for 2014. Thank you all for continuing to visit my blog. Happy New Year to you all!

    Sunday, December 28, 2014

    2014 A Year in Review (part 1)

    Hi everyone,

    Well we only have a few more days left of 2014, I think overall it has been a pretty good year for me and I hope it was for you all too. 

    I joined three new Design Teams early in the year which were Karen Burniston Designer Challenge; Elizabeth Craft Designs and The Stamps of Life ... so it has been fun playing with their products as well as my existing DT products from Riley and Company and Cornish Heritage Farms.

    It is always hard to select just one or two cards / projects for each month, especially when I have created so many! This year I have approx 444 blog posts for 2014, wow that sounds a lot when you look back like this!

    This year seeing that it is so hard to select just one, I am going to do this review in two parts, today and tomorrow and have decided 3 cards/projects for each month.

    Here is the selection I came up with, if you click on the card it will take you to the original post.

    January 2014 

    February 2014

    March 2014

    April 2014

    May 2014

    June 2014

    Well that is it for the first 6 months, I will be back tomorrow with part 2 of my year in review. Thanks for looking, if you got this far.