Monday, October 31, 2022
Friday, October 28, 2022
Hi Crafty Friends,
- Spinning Around
- I Should Be So Lucky
- Come Into My World
- Cherry Bomb
- Hand On Your Heart
Thursday, October 27, 2022
It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Lynn McAuley our challenge hostess for the month finishes off the month with one last challenge.
Tomorrow (28th October), is International Animation Day. What joyful and action-packed entertainment has filled our lives through the talented creations of the world's amazing animators. In honor of these animators' remarkable work, choose one of your favorite animated characters to feature on this week's CCEE design. How fabulous would it be if you included the name of the animator who created your character!
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Hi Crafty Friends,
I have a 5 x 7 birthday card to share with you today. For some reason, I am attracted to cacti themed stamps and dies and a few months ago I spied this beautiful stamp set. I was lucky that I found it on the Craft Stash website and as I was placing an order, I added this to my cart.
This cactus stamp set is from Memory Box and includes the two cacti images, two butterflies and seven beautiful sentiments. As you can see the main image is a fairly large image and fits a 5 x 7 card well. I stamped the cacti onto white cardstock and cut it out so I could layer it onto my card.
I have a few new birthday sentiment stamp sets that I just love so I used one for my card today. This uses the Essential Birthday Sentiments from LDRS Creative.
As you can see, I created a pop-up on the inside of my card using my favourite Katherine Label Pop-up die set. I only used the mechanism from this set as I decided there was so much space inside the 5 x 7 card, that I could add a larger label. I used the two large labels from the Labels - Crosshatch die set.
I added another birthday sentiment from the LDRS Creative stamp set and added the smaller cacti and another butterfly to the label.
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Hi Crafty Friends,
In case you didn't know already, it's now only two months until Christmas! Wow this year is definitely flying by!
Last month I shared a Shaped Card using Crafter's Companion's Noel die set and the coordinating Poinsettia Delights Paper Pad and dies. As the paper pad has 48 pages of the decoupage poinsettias that decorate the "NOEL" word, I decided last month that I need to use this set at least once a month this year to add Christmas cards to my stash. So for my card today I created a Double Z Fold Card.
The papers used as layers on my card are from Crafter's Companion's Frosty & Bright 12 x 12 Paper Pad. I will be using this a bit this year too, I just love the papers in this pad. Unfortunately I couldn't find a link to this product for my supply list below.
I used Crafter's Companion's Baby Pink Glitter Card to die cut the "NOEL" letters to layer over the white outline.
In the "Noel" Collection, there is also a stamp set that you can use to stamp and colour the flowers however you like and some sentiments. I decided not to use that for this particular card, instead I pulled out an older Penny Black stamp set called Season's Gifts. I also added a few of the smaller poinsettia layers around my sentiment.
Monday, October 24, 2022
Friday, October 21, 2022
For the inside of my card, I added one of the inner panels left over from die cutting the frame. I stamped another whale themed sentiment from the Whale Done stamp set as well as the water that spouts from the whale.
Thursday, October 20, 2022
It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Lynn McAuley our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.
Reptiles – Apparently October 21 is National Reptile Day. Be sure your card this week features the reptile of your choice: an alligator, a lizard, a turtle, a snake, a dinosaur! Or include them all! You choose!
I have purchased a few dinosaur stamps and dies in the past few months, so this was the perfect opportunity to get a few of them to create my card today.
For my card I used dies from Whimsy Stamps, the dinosaurs are from a die set called Roaring and the setting is from a die set called Roamsome. I also used papers from Whimsy Stamps Lost in Space Slimline Paper Pad for the background of my card. My slimline card measures 3 3/4 inches x 8 3/4 inches.
For the inside of my card I added a purple border along the bottom edge of my card using a slimline die from Honey Bee Stamps. I also added two more of the dinosaur images. to my card.
To finish off my card I added a dinosaur themed sentiment using a sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh's Dinosaur Friends Stamp set and the "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from Spellbinders Birthday UnBoxing Stamp set.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Hi Crafty Friends,
Today I am sharing a Slimline card using products mostly from Hello Bluebird. I love their Slimline Scene dies, so when a few more were released in August I had to add them to my collection.
For this card I have used Hello Bluebird's Ocean Floor Slimline Scene die along with the Sea Friends stamp set. I love how easy it is to create a scene using these products.
For the inside of my card, I created a pop-up using Karen Burniston's Mini Pops Pop-up die set. I added the two pop-ups on either side of the card to pop-up the narwhal and mermaid.
I used elements from the Ocean Floor Slimline Scene die to add the rocks, seaweed and coral to my card. I also uses the Sea Friends stamp set. to add the different sea creatures.
For the sentiment I added two sentiments using Your Next Stamp's Little Darling Mermaid stamp set. I wanted a birthday sentiment and the sentiment seemed to work with the one on the front. of the card.
Here is another view of the inside of my card, this time taken at a different angle so you can see the pop-up portion of the card a little better.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
I added a birthday sentiment using one of the sentiments included in MFT Stamps Inside & Outside Birthday Greetings stamp set. I finished the card, by adding three butterflies using Spellbinders Delicate Butterflies die set.
I added a panel to the back of my card for a place to add a birthday sentiment from the same sentiment set I used on the front. I also added a couple of flower images which I cut from the leftover pattern paper.
Monday, October 17, 2022
Hi Crafty Friends,
Today I am sharing a 6 x 6 Gatefold Shutter card using Made To Surprise by Sam Calcott's Effortless 6 x 6" Shutter Card die set. I have made Gatefold Shutter Cards in A5 (Australian Size); A2 (USA Size) and Slimline Size, but I believe this is the first 6 x 6 version I have made. And now I have the die set, it won't be the last!
Over recent months, I have made a couple of Paddington themed cards using stamp sets. I finally got my hands on the paper pad which is also available which includes patterned papers and toppers, so for my card today I made use of this.
Here you can see the front of my card with the belly band removed, the dies to create the belly band are also included in the die set.
Here the card is partially opened, starting to reveal the sentiment which is hidden behind the shutters.
Finally the full reveal, I used a birthday sentiment from LDRS Creative's Essential Birthday Sentiments stamp set for my sentiments on this card.
I added a panel to the back of the card so that I could add another birthday sentiment and some more Paddington images. There is also plenty of room here to write a personal greeting when I am ready to send this card to someone.