Craftin Desert Divas: Sneak Peek Critter Punnies (August Release Week)

Hello! It's August already!!! Which means it's release week over at Craftin Desert Divas. Here is my first sneak peak preview using Critter Punnies.
Isn't this critter cute? I coloured him in with my Copic Markers (listed below) and simply adhered him above a mountain of stamped nuts which were individually stamped using a masking technique. I partnered the stamp set with Craftin Desert Divas Stitched Alphabet Dies. This allowed me to create my own personalised sentiment - a must have item in your craft stash! I used a wood effect cardstock to die cut the letters (I've had this in my stash for years and finally found the right card to use it with!). These were adhered with foam tape and I finished the card off with some punched out hearts, twine and enamel dots. 
If you noticed I exchanged the 'O' in You with a nut - this is part of the new release die for August and I can't wait to show you more using this die!  Copic Markers Basket: YR04/YR07/YR09 Squirrel: E2…

Elizabeth Craft Designs: Joset Designs Focus Day

Hello Welcome! Today I am showcasing one of Elizabeth Craft Designs dies from their most recent release! I love Christmas cards - I often leave making them till the last minute (then panic at the amount of Christmas cards I need to make!) So ... creating with Joset's designs was a welcomed change! 
Here is my card using the Elegant Christmas Tree die:

When it comes to my Christmas cards I love traditional colours. So for theses cards I stuck with reds, greens and silver to contrast my white tree and background. I used Elizabeth Craft Designs silk microfine glitters and added machine stitched detail to the tree, along with some sequins. The sentiment if from Elizabeth Craft Designs: Classic Christmas Sentiments.
This is the perfect design to make a whole bunch of bulk Christmas cards with. You don't need to even stick to the traditional colour scheme I've chosen. Teals and Pinks are also fantastic alternative colours - which I may still consider as I continue creating a few mo…

Jillibean Soup: Guest Designer - Oceans of Joy

Hello! Welcome! Last month I guest designed for Jillibean Soup - you can view all the cards I created on their original post here on their blog. Over the next few days I will share what I've created on my blog and on Instagram: My Little Paper World
Here is my first card using Jillibean Soup - Octopus stamp and die set. I used crepe paper to create my background along with the background wave stamp in this set. I also added machine stitched details and embellished the card with Jillibean Soup sequins. This card came together quite quickly because I used coloured card stock to die cut the stamped images.  I finished the card by adding a twine bow and applying glossy accents to the stamped out bubbles. This stamp set is small but it has some great sentiments to go along with these cute images. I stamped 'Wishing You Oceans of Joy' to the bottom right of my card in black ink. The die-cut images are adhered to my card front with foam tape. I love how the crepe paper, stitching a…

Elizabeth Craft Designs: April Showers

Hello - Today I am sharing two cards I created using Elizabeth Craft Designs: April Showers stamp and co-ordinating die. This was such a fun stamp set to colour that I decided to make a quick video tutorial which you can view below.
Here is the first card:  Sentiment: A little rain makes the sunshine even brighter. I also used Elizabeth Craft Designs: Garden Notes Frame It/Stitched Rectangles die as well as the grass die that is in the Elizabeth Craft Designs: Adventure Edges die set ( I love this die - an essential for creating beautiful scenes). VIDEO

I really love the ducks in this stamp set - as I was making these cards all I could think of was the nursery rhyme Five Little Ducks. For my second card I decided to focus on the Mummy duck and her five little ducklings...
Supplies List: Elizabeth Craft Designs April Showers Adventure Edges Garden Notes - Frame It/Stitched Rectangles Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Other: Copic Markers (markers listed in video) Cardstock Lil' Inkers - Cloud Die Twine S…

Craftin Desert Diva: You

Hello - have you had a chance to check out any of Craftin Desert Divas release stamps and dies from July? I'm lucky enough to be working on August release stamps right now (you will love them!) but thought I'd share these few cards I created using Crafting Desert Diavs - You.
Here is my first card:

I'm a big fan of this Mandela - I love the extra bits that allow you to create dimension or create your own patterns like I did in my first set of cards previously blogged - here.
With four sweet sentiments I could help but create an additional three cards using the same monochrome idea. Each card was coloured in with Copic markers.

Happy Crafting!

The Cut Shoppe: Guest Designer Part. 2

Today I am back sharing my second set of cards I created as guest designer for The Cut Shoppe.
Here is the first of two cards using the cut file Flutterby.

I've seen these beautiful butterflies used on so many scrapbook pages - I wanted to challenge myself and see if they could be re-sized in a way to fit on a card. I knew the whole butterfly circle wouldn't fit on my card - so once I had re-sized it to a suitable size I selected areas that would be featured on the card. I managed to get five butterflies on my 5 x 7 inch card and used bright coloured card and vellum to add colour and dimension to the butterflies.
Both cards have machine stitched details and have been embellished with sequins and a twine bow. The sentiment is from Elizabeth Craft Designs: General Sentiments stamp set.
Here is my second card:

Hope you enjoyed my guest featured cards for The Cut Shoppe - Thank you Ashley for the invitation to create with you cut files. 

Happy Crafting!

The Cut Shoppe: Guest Designer

Today I'm guest designing for The Cut Shoppe! I was a little nervous when Ashley invited me to guest design using her cut files. I LOVE my silhouette but aside from using it to cut out stamped images I hardly use it to it's full potential! 
Here are my first cards using Summer Vibes. For this card I decided I wanted to pair the Summer Vibes cut out with Silk Microifine Glitter and sentiments from Elizabeth Craft Designs: Beach Sentiments.
I certainly loved the challenge of putting these two products together. The card stock I like to use is quite think, adding the double sided tape to specific areas of the pineapple meant I had to take this into account when adjusting my cut settings. For this I put my blade up to 9 (keep in mind I'm probably due to replace it!) and used the double cut feature.
Once I was happy with my cut settings I was able to cut my resized pineapples and use a burnishing technique to add the silk microfine glitter to where I had applied the double si…