Saturday, May 8, 2021

Happy Mail


Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Rebecca Ednie our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.

Our challenge this week is Inspired By ... Postage Stamps. Make a project using a postage stamp, used or new, or a postage stamp image or die.

Over the years I have collected a number of Faux post rubber stamps and postage stamp edge dies, so for my card today I pulled a few of those out to play with.

I used the flower stamp from Trinity Stamps With Sympathy stamp set. I used the postage stamp die-namics from an older MFT Stamp set to die cut the frame and a portion of the image to show at the centre of the stamp. I added the number (price) using an older Tattered Lace die set.

I layered the finished postage stamps onto a slimline card using Pinkfresh Studios Slim  Diagonal Stitched Plaid die. My slimline card measures 3 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches.

To finish off the card I added a sentiment from Taylored Expressions Simple Strips - Birthday stamp set.


For the inside of the card I used the postage stamp rectangle die from Mama Elephants Slim Film City die set. I added the same flowers I used for the front of my card to the bottom of my card.

I added two sentiments using Honey Bee Stamps Pickup Lines Sentiment stamp 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.




Other Supplies:

First  Class Friend Stamp & Coordinating Die Set - MFT Stamps (discontinued)
Number Die Set - Tattered Lace (discontinued)









 

Friday, May 7, 2021

You're Out of this World!

 

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another Mini Slimline Card using stamps, dies and papers from Divinity Designs.

To create the Mini Slimline Card I used three of Divinity Designs new Mini Slimline die sets ... Mini Slimline Card Base; Mini Slimline Layering Rectangles and Mini Slimline Rectangles die sets.

I used papers from the Rustic Beauty Collection Paper Pad to add the background panel of my card.

To decorate my card I used the Globe and Stand die set. The sentiment is from the Color My World Stamp set which is layered using the Double Stitched Circles and Circles die set.


For the inside of the card I used dies from the Mini Slimline Layering Rectangles and Mini Slimline Rectangles die sets.

I added another of the sentiments from the Color My World stamp set.










Thursday, May 6, 2021

Play Ball



Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  Being a brand new month it's time to introduce a new challenge hostess which is Liz Williams.

Apparently today is Willie May's 90th Birthday, so for our challenge this week we are to create a card with a Baseball theme in his honour.



Down here in Australia baseball isn't as popular as it is in the USA, most Aussies follow sports like Cricket  and a few different forms of football. Luckily I do have a few baseball themed stamps from back when I was designing from a few different companies.

For my card today I decided to pull out my baseball bugs and sports stamps from Alota Rubber Stamps. I had a number of those so I figured I could use them together create a scene for a Slimline card. Unfortunately Alota Rubber Stamps is no longer in business, but it was good to get these out and play.

I created a Slimline Card using Slimline dies from Lawn Fawn, I used their Large Slimline with Sliders and Slimline Simple Stitched Hillside Borders die sets to create the background on the front of the card.

I added a few trees to the top of the grass area using the tree border from Karen Burniston's Long Nature Edges die set. I also added a grass border along the bottom of the card using the grass border die included in the same die set.

To create the clouds on the blue cardstock, I used Pinkfresh Studio's Cloud Builder die set.

The sentiment at the bottom of the card is from MFT Stamps PI - Baseball Boy die set.




For the inside of the card I created a pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Mini Pop Pop-up die set, I used one of the angled platforms to pop-up the baseball bugs on either side of the card. 

I used the Slimline Simple Stitched Hillside Borders die set from Lawn Fawn again to create the curve of the grass on the back panel of the card. I again added some trees along the edge of the grass area.

Along the bottom edge of the card I added a grass border using a grass border die from Karen Burniston's Long Nature Edges die set.

I added the seats to the back panel of the card, which is another of the stamps from Alota Rubber Stamps. 




To finish off the card I added a sentiment using two of the sentiments from MFT Stamps' PI - Baseball Boy stamp set.


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:

Other Supplies:

Slugger Bug - Alota Rubber Stamps (discontinued)

Pitching Ball Bug - Alota Rubber Stamps (discontinued)

Catcher Bug - Alota Rubber Stamps (discontinued)

Scoreboard - Alota Rubber Stamps (discontinued)

Seats - Alota Rubber Stamps (discontinued)

PI Baseball Boy (sentiments) - MFT Stamps (discontinued)

Mega Ovals - Spellbinders (discontinued)





Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Floral Birthday Wishes



Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a birthday themed Slimline card to share with you today. 

To create my slimline card I used Dare 2B Artzy's Slimline Wilderness Background die set. I cut the main panel of the die from white cardstock and layered it to a panel which I used inks in rainbow colors to color the panel. This was then layered to a black panel before adding to a top folding Slimline card that measures 3.5 inches x 8.25 inches.

I added the "birthday" sentiment which is from Pinkfresh Studio's Phrase Builder: Happy die set. The "wishes" is from a Ranger stamped set called Birthday.

To finish off the front of the card I added Dandelion Yellow Nuvo drops.



For the inside of the card I die cut another of the Slimline Wilderness Background panel and carefully cut out 3 of the flowers. I applied inks in pink and orange to scraps of white cardstock before adhering the flowers to the panel and cutting out each of the flowers. 

Finally I added a birthday sentiment which is an older Stamp It stamp that I have had in my stash for years.

Other Supplies: 

Hope Your Birthday Wood Mount Stamp - Stamp It (Aust) - discontinued






Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - May 2021

Welcome to our April Karen Burniston Designer Challenge.

Check out Karen Burniston's blog on Wednesday (US Time) when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus Karen will have an amazing video tutorial to share with us all.

Our challenge theme this month is ... "NEW DIES!" - make a card of any theme that uses any of the April release dies.


For my card today I decided to use three of the new dies that were released last month ... the Slim Flaps and Frames; Tiny House Pop-up and Tiny Trees Pop-up die sets to create a Slimline card.

There are a number of different configurations you can create using the Slim Flaps and Frames die set. I decided to do something similar to a card Karen Burniston made recently, which was to position two of the flaps together to make a larger flap.

For the front of my card I used the Happy Birthday die set which I adhered to the larger centre flap of my card.

The fence is from the Farm Edges die set.

To help keep my card closed, I used to circular paperclips.


The top flap lifts up, and it reveals the scarecrow and lion from the Wizard of Oz. The stamps I used are a set called Trolls of Oz made by Craftin Desert Divas, this company is no longer in business so the stamps have been discontinued.

I used the larger of the angled platforms included in the Mini Pops Pop-up die set to pop up these two images.

I also added the "Make a Wish" sentiment which is from Word Set 2 - Birthday die set.


The next flap opens up to the left and is a double flap. I added two of the smaller flaps next to each other and then covered them with the layers to make them into one large flap. When you open the flap it reveals the scene from the Wizard of Oz where the house has landed on the Bad Witch and Dorothy and Toto have arrived in Oz. This idea was inspired by a comment left on one of Karen Burniston's Facebook pages by former DT member Shelly Hickox. The was created using the new Tiny House Pop-up die set.

I added the fence from the Farm Edges die set to the back of the house, which helps keep Dorothy upright.


The final flap opens up to the right and this time it reveals a tree which I created using the Tiny Trees Pop-up die set. I also added a blank white rectangle over the centre panel for a hand written message.

On the inside of the bottom flap I also added the Tin Man.


Here is another photo of my card when it is fully opened, to help you see all the different elements of the card.




Other Supplies:
Trolls of Oz - Craftin Desert Divas (discontinued)








Monday, May 3, 2021

Dad Mini Slimline Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Father's Day themed Mini Slimline Card using stamps and dies from Divinity Designs.

To create my Mini Slimline Card I used Divinity Designs Mini Slimline Card Base; Mini Slimline Leaf Background; Mini Slimline Rectangles and Mini Slimline Scalloped Rectangles. The layers in the centre of the card I also from the Mini Slimline Layering Rectangles and Mini Slimline Rectangles die sets.

To decorate the card I used the Pickup Truck die, the sentiment is from the Best Dad Ever stamp set and layered using the Double Stitched Circles die set.


For the inside of the card, I used the Mini Slimline Layering Rectangles and Mini Slimline Rectangles die sets.

Along the bottom of the top panel, I used the Curvy Slopes die set to add a road. I added part of the pickup truck I added to the front of the card to the right edge of the card.

Finally I added the father's day sentiment from the Best Dad Ever stamp set.









Sunday, May 2, 2021

Best Wishes


Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a Mini Slimline Card to share with you today using stamps, dies and papers from Divinity Designs. Today is also release day over on the Divinity Designs web site, but as I am still waiting for my May Release products to arrive, I can't show anything using those as yet.

Divinity Designs recently released 6 Mini Slimline Die sets,  these include Mini Slimline Card Base (note you will need a larger die cutting machine to use this die); Mini Slimline Layering Rectangles; Mini Slimline Rectangles; Mini Slimline Scalloped Rectangles; Mini Slimline Leaf Background and Mini Slimline Flourished Background die sets. My dies took a little longer to get to me due to the pandemic, but as soon as they arrived I just had to make a few slimline cards ... this one today was my first.

For my card I used the Mini Slimline Card Base; Mini Slimline Layering Rectangles; Mini Slimline Rectangles and Mini Slimline Scalloped Rectangles. 

For my background panel I used one of the patterned papers from the Landscapes Paper Pad. I then completed my scene using dies from the Park Silhouettes die set, this die set was previously part of the April 2020 Blessings Box but is now available for purchasing without having to purchase the Blessings Box.

To finish the front of my card I added a sentiment which is from the Lovely Day Clear Stamp Set.


For the inside of my card I used the Mini Slimline Layering Rectangles and Mini Slimline Rectangles die set for the layers.

I added another of the dies from the Park Silhouettes die set and a sentiment from the Lovely Day Clear Stamp set.













 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Happiest Birthday



Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Being a brand new month it's time to introduce our new challenge hostess which is Rebecca Ednie.

This week Rebecca has given us a Color Challenge - Lime Navy Turquoise


For my card today I pulled out my Spellbinders Moroccan Kaleidoscope Slimline die set to create my card. I die cut the three Kaleidoscope dies included in the set from lime, navy and turquoise cardstock using the navy as the base color and the other two colors I alternated being the three kaleidoscopes.

I die cut the decorative Slimline panel from white cardstock and then layered this onto navy cardstock. This was then layered to lime cardstock and then adhered to a top folding Slimline Card that measures 3 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches.

To finish off the card I added a birthday sentiment from MFT Stamps Bitty Birthday Stamp Set.


For the inside of the card I die cut the decorative slimline panel from the Spellbinders Moroccan Kaleidoscope Slimline die set which I layered onto a navy and lime colored cardstock. 

I added birthday sentiments to the three shaped solid panels using sentiments from the MFT Stamps Bitty Birthday stamp 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.











Friday, April 30, 2021

Rebus - Songs by Everly Brothers


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time to share another rebus puzzle swap with you. This month the theme is Songs sung by the Everly Brothers.

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 March Rebus which was "Books by Dean Koontz". Here are the correct answers so you can check how you did.

  1. Devoted
  2. The Crooked Staircase
  3. Tick Tock
  4. The Forbidden Door
  5. Innocence
  6. Winter Moon
  7. Darkfall
  8. Face Of Fear


You can find all my past Rebus Cards here.


Thursday, April 29, 2021

Super Heroes Comic Slimline

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  As challenge hostess for the month, I finish off the month with one last challenge.

Super Heroes - Yesterday 28th April was Superhero Day. Include a superhero or two on your card this week. (Interpret Superhero any way you like.


Having a daughter who has always been interested in Super Heroes, I seem to have collected super hero stamps and dies over the years. My latest addition to my collection is Mama Elephants Little Superhero Agenda stamp set, so I decided to use that to create my card today.

Mama Elephant also recently released a Slim Comic Strip die set, which includes the comic strip frame and the speech bubbles that have the different words. So I created a Slimline card using this stamp set. 

I few years ago I purchased Sunny Studio Stamps Heroic Halftones paper pad which works perfectly with the die set and images.

I added the cityscape die from Mama Elephant's Slim Film City die set.


For the inside of the card I created a pop-up card. I used another piece of the paper that I used on the front of the card, which I added to the back panel and about an inch to the edge of the bottom edge of the card.

I used the cityscape die again to add to the back panel.


To create the pop-up portion of the card I used the smaller of the angled platforms to add the 4 little pop ups along the fold of the card. I then added the cute little superheroes.

I added the birthday sentiment to the base of the card using two sentiments from Penny Black's Wet & Wild stamp set.

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:









Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Looking Sharp

Hi Crafty Friends,

I thought it was about time I pulled out my alcohol inks to create a background for one of my cards, of course I had to try it to create a Slimline Card.

I used alcohol inks in yellow/orange colors on Yupo paper to create my background. After applying the alcohol inks onto my paper, I then used an Air Blower to move the inks around to create an interesting background.

I used the Catherine Pooler Designs Chevron Slimline die to die cut a panel from black cardstock and then layered this over the alcohol inked background. This was then layered onto a side folding white slimline card that measures 3 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches.

To decorate my card I used the cactus and pot using Concord & 9th's Stuck on You die set. For the sentiment I used a sentiment from Sizzix Cacti Fold-A-Long die set.


I had a thin strip of the alcohol inked background left over after cutting it down for the front of the card, so I added this to the edge of the card.

I die cut the other cactus included in the Stuck on You die set so I added that to my card.

Finally I added a birthday sentiment using a sentiment from Darcie's Stay Sharp stamp set.

Other Supplies:
Cactus Fold-A-Long Die set - Sizzix (discontinued)
Mega Oval Die set - Spellbinders (discontinued)