Showing posts from February, 2018

Craftie Cafe: Fabulous PURSE-NALITY!

Today I'm quickly sharing a card I created for Craftie Cafe using Waffle Flower stamp set Purse-Nality. The theme for these cards was friendship - so I couldn't pass up using this super cute set with it's super 'punny' sentiments!
Here is my card:

Supplies Used: Craftie Cafe: Lawn Fawn Ink: Bubblegum, Plastic Flamingo, Sugarplum Tim Holtz - Stamping Platform Glue Dots/Foam Dots Waffle Flower: Purse-nality
Other: MFT Ink White/Blue/Pink/Grey Cardstock My Little Paper World - Sequins My Little Paper World - Rectangle Nesting die Silver String Versafine - Black Onyx Ink Glue Pen/Tape Runner Scissors/Paper Trimmer Cuttlebug Silhouette Cameo
Here is a second card I created - same design, different colour scheme.

This layering set was super fun to play with and the sentiments are adorable. Perfect cards to give to a close friend. The layers in the set are really simple to stamp - it's one of the reasons why I love Waffle Flower. Their layer stamps are straight forward and you can visual…

Beth Duff Designs: Follow your Dreams!

I think this card is going to speak to a lot of readers! Follow your dreams they know their way!
I created this card using one of Beth Duff Designs digi stamps that she's provided to a select few who are trying out for her design team. Try outs aside - I really loved this image and had the perfect sentiment to partner with it. 
Here is the card:
When I saw this digi stamp I knew I wanted to create a wave like background - I would normally stamp more, create patterns but this wasn't the option available so... I decided to use a Lawn Fawn die set (Hillside Borders) to create my waves using different shades of blue cardstock. I even used some corrugated card (which flattened slightly in my Cuttlebug), and some vellum. Some card I even embossed then I added sequins and machine stitched lines - this card is very textural! (I LOVE IT!)
The mermaid I coloured using Copic markers and I added extra interest to her hair and tail with Wink of Stella - clear (glitter) and tiny star sequins. B…

Elizabeth Craft Designs: February Challenge (Easter)

A new challenge is up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog! The theme as you can guess by this adorable cute bunny is Easter.
Here is my card for the Easter challenge:

SUPPLIES USED: Elizabeth Craft Designs: Bunny die Spring Basket die Scissor Spring Mechanism Dashing Rectangle die Spring Sentiments White Soft Finish Cardstock Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Cardstock Pattern Paper Embossing Folders Versafine: Black Onyx Ink Lawn Fawn Ink 3D Foam Tape/Multi-matte Medium Sequins Neutral Twine Enamel 'Eye'dots
Tools: Sewing Machine Cuttlebug with metal plate MISTI Scissors Paper Trimmer Blending tool For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners
To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to create an Easter Card?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

Elizabeth Craft Designs: Butterfly Kisses

Hello! Welcome!

I've got a step by step photo tutorial up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog - come and check out how I made this card!

This is one of those card making moments where the idea in your head seems fun and easy but the actual process is long and tedious. Many times I thought of changing the idea, simplifying it, but I persisted and well…you tell me, worth it?
I think so... 

And...because I don't like wasting card especially one that's already been inked! I created the card below using the positive side of the butterfly. Which by the way was so much more easier (and quicker) then making the first card! 

The photo really doesn't do it justice - but look at that glitter! Thanks for stopping by - and if you want more details on how this card was made you'll find the tutorial link - here.

SUPPLIES USED: Elizabeth Craft Designs: Butterfly Aperture die Dashing Circle die Dashing Rectangle die Spring Sentiments White Soft Finish Cardstock Silk Microfine Glitter - Cool Diam…

Beth Duff Designs: New Challenge (FREE Digi!)

This is probably one of the brightest cards I've ever created! All inspired by this super cute dinosaur digi stamp which is available (free) over at Beth Duff Designs blog for her very first challenge!
This guys little face is how I feel some days - Old but still young at heart, "trying to be cool"... I've caught my eldest child giving me the 'what are you doing' look a few times... I decided to create  a birthday shaker card using a combination of Lawn Fawn and Concord and 9th balloon dies. I created my card base using left over bits of corrugated card and featured little die cut hearts which I then added machine stitched lines in co-ordinating colours. I kept the  same colour theme throughout the card and opted to only colour in parts of the dinosaur using my Copic markers. I call him my little white dinosaur.
There are a lot of elements in this card so I went a little over board with some detailed photos below - but there's texture, sparkle, twine and of …

Craftie Cafe: Happy Valentine's Day with Taylored Expressions

I made so many Valentine's day cards that I'll be sharing LOVE themed cards throughout February and probably well into March! This was an extra card I created using some of the extra bits I got from my last Craftie Cafe haul. I'm loving border dies at the moment - I love how versatile they are and this heart border from Taylored Expression will be added to one of my favourites! 
I used Distress Oxide inks and blended these on to some white card which I then used to die cut the border dies. I adhered these to my white card base (My Little Paper World - Tribal Rectangle Nesting die) and then added stitched lines. I stamped the sentiment and embellished the card with sequins and silver hearts).

Supplies Used: Craftie Cafe Taylored Expressions - Jumbo Heart Border Taylored Expressions - Simply Said Valentine's Distress Oxide Ink
Other: My Little Paper World - TRIBAL Rectangle Nesting Die My Little Paper World - Sequins White Card Pink Card Silver/Silver Glitter Card Blending Tool Happy …

Ink Road Stamp: Friday Feature (The Struggle is Real)

Consider this Diem Carpe'd! Card created using Ink Road Stamp: The Struggle is Real. See more inspiration using this stamp set over on the Ink Road Stamps Blog - here.
I had some left over cut outs that I originally wanted to use for IRS: Call me maybe but thought they worked really well with the ‘consider this diem CARPE’D’ sentiment. So I chose 5 ink colours – I was quite random about how I chose them. I stamped the sentiment, alternating ink colours then added the speech bubbles. I embellished the card with a few gold sequins.

I’ve used this set a few times now – the sentiments are fun! I think this sentiment specifically is perfect to use on a card to give someone who has just seized the day! – graduation or a job promotion etc. It’s a nice way to tell someone that they #nailedit!
Happy Crafting!

Elizabeth Craft Designs: Some-bunny Loves You!

Elizabeth Craft Designs has the cutest bunny die! I've made a few Easter cards (for March) which I can't wait to share with you but I couldn't help myself... I had to use this cute bunny die to create an 'I LOVE YOU' card - perfect for valentine's or any occasion where you want to express your 'love'. 
Here is my card:  I started off with a white card front (which I had die-cut using Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dashing Rectangles) and masked off the area I would later adhere my bunny in. I then stamped the sentiment from Elizabeth Craft Designs - Love Sentiments stamp set alternating in colours to create an 'I LOVE YOU' background. I added some hand stitched elements to the card and adhered it to a light pink card base. The bunny was die-cut using grey and light pink card - areas of the bunny highlighted with a blending tool and a slightly darker ink colour then the card. I assembled my bunny and adhered this to the card. Embellished with sequins an…

Craftie Cafe: Happy Valentine's Day

It’s February! So no surprise many of my cards are themed around love, romance and Valentine’s day! I personally don’t celebrate this day anymore – my anniversary is a week later so any lovey dovey romantic dates get pushed to that weekend but it’s probably one of my favourite themes in terms of card making!
I love pinks and purples (again no surprise!) but for today’s card I picked two Lawn Fawn inks from Craftie CafĂ© to add to my pink and purple colour scheme and I love how the yellow and peach break up all the pink and purple I used. I’m using Waffle Flowers – Little Gifts Alphas (stamp), Holiday Words (Die), Stitched Hearts (Die). All Supplies are listed below.

Here is the card:

Once the first card was created I really wanted to create a full background using the Little Gifts Alphas…this took almost 3 hours to complete (as I like to use my MISTI or Tim Holtz Stamping Platform to double stamp and get a good impression with the ink). I sometimes wonder why I have these impulse ur…