Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cute Card Thursday - Something Fun

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Something Fun'. 
As always, we welcome your own interpretation. 

I made this super fun card using My Favorite Things 'Recipe For Happiness' stamp set. There are so many fun images and sentiments in this set, you could make a dozen cards without any of them being the same!

I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut it out.
I used My Favorite Things Blueprints die-namics set #13 to cut out all of the different paper elements. I stamped the 'spice shaker' using My Favorite Things cement gray ink, to add some pattern to the white banner. The sentiment is from the Recipe for Happiness stamp set.
The patterned papers are from My Favorite Things Painted Prints Citrus (now retired) and Party Patterns paper packs.
Some matching baker's twine from my stash and a little doodling finished the card off.

I used the current color combo (challenge #85) for this card:

We are sponsored this week by Di's Digi Stamps, a great prize as always! 

Hope you can join us!

Thanks for looking.
Happy crafting x

Party Patterns Paper PackCement Gray Hybrid Ink Pad
BB Recipe for HappinessDie-namics Blueprints 13 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Whimsy Stamps Challenge #103 - Anything Goes

It is the start of a new challenge over on the Whimsy Inspires Challenge blog, with the theme as always 'Anything Goes'. 

I'm loving these love/valentine themed digi's released this month.
I used this adorable pig image and sentiment from the Love Me Tender digital set by Tracy Wray.

I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut it out.
The background hearts are from the Love You Sheet sentiment/image set
I printed this and the sentiment out directly onto the cardstock, popping up the pig on top.
I added a thin pink border and white card base.
A nice CAS style card, where the image and sentiment do all the talking!


Thanks for looking.

For more inspiration from the design team, and to enter the challenge, please check out the Challenge Blog.
Hope to see you joining in our challenge this month. 

I can't wait to see what you create.

Happy Crafting :)

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Cute Card Thursday - Something New

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Something New'. 
As always, we welcome your own interpretation. 

The image I chose this month from All Dressed Up Stamps is 
'Bon Voyage'. I decided to use a NEW stamp with a theme about a NEW adventure.

I colored the image using prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut it out.
I used My Favorite Things Blueprints set #32. I love these blueprints dies - they make designing and putting together cards super easy. I copied the design of a card made by Vika Salmina.
The gray patterned paper is from My Favorite Things Gray & White Basics paper pack, with the blue from my stash.
The sentiment was stamped from the My Favorite Things 'Adventure is Calling' stamp set (now retired) and then cut out using dies from the blueprints set.


We are sponsored this week by All Dressed Up Stamps, a great prize as always! 
Hope you can join us! See you there!

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

'Welcome to the Neighborhood' with Crafty Doodle Chick

I am super excited to be showing you my first card as a designer for Crafty Doodle Chick

One of my all time favorite stamp companies is My Favorite Things, which CDC has in their store!
I used the adorable MFT Die-namics 'Our Town' as the main focus for this card (available in the Crafty Doodle Chick store).

I printed the sentiment and black ink border directly onto the white cardstock background.
I then used MFT's 'stitched dome STAX' to cut out the dome. I added to blue striped paper from MFT's 'Painted Prints Citrus' paper pack (now retired), 
to mimic the sky.
The 'Welcome' part of the sentiment was cut out 3 times using MFT's 'Happy wonderful christmas' die set, and then stacked together to create more dimension. This was added to MFT's 'Bundles of Blossoms Brights' paper in green, to mimic the grass.
I then added them all together on the card to create a small neighborhood scene.
The card was finished off with a green border, enamel dots and baker's twine from my stash.

You'll find this cute die set in the Crafty Doodle Chick shop:

Die-namics Our Town

The rest can be found in the MFT shop:

Die-namics Stitched Dome STAX   Die-namics Happy Wonderful Christmas Bundles of Blossoms Brights Paper Pack

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the Crafty Doodle Chick blog for lots of inspiration every day from the rest of the design team!

Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Whimsy Stamps - Winter Birdy Love

I love this cute image from Krista Heij-Barber 'Winter Birdy Love' available at the Whimsy Stamps store.

I colored the images using my prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut them out.
I used Versamark watermark ink with the polka dot stencil on the blue cardstock, and then heat embossed white embossing powder.
I used the stitched hearts die set to cut out the heart background.
The sentiment was stamped using the Cute Cupid stamp set (with the heart coming from the winter birds love stamp).
I finished the card off by using the FaDoodles stamp set to add a little doodling around the edges.



Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)

Monday, January 8, 2018

Crafty Doodle Chick Design Team

I'm SUPER excited to announce that I was chosen to be a part time member of the new Crafty Doodle Chick design team, along with these awesome designers:

Crafty Doodle Chick is an online craft store which carries a number of different brands of stamps, dies and stencils, and which has SUPER cheap and speedy shipping.

Their mission:
To inspire and nurture the creative soul – one crafter, one stamper and one day at a time.  Along with striving to become your favorite craft store with great prices and personal customer service.

Curious about the name?? Here's the doodle behind Crafty Doodle Chick.

Here are the companies they currently stock:




They are always open to new companies and suggestions from you! What do you want to see in the store? Head to the Facebook page and let them know your ideas.

As a special deal, I have a 10% off discount good through 11:59 EST Jan 14. Just type in the discount code YAYKERYS for 10% off your order!

Happy Crafting :D x

Saturday, January 6, 2018

MFT Sketch #366

I love my new stamp 'New Best Friend' from My Favorite Things - the images and sentiments are just adorable.  I used this week's My Favorite Things sketch #366 for inspiration to make this super cute card.

I stamped the images, colored them in with my prismacolor pencils and used my scan n cut to cut them out.
I created the background grid using the Double Stitched Square STAX dies 
(now retired).
I used the same stamp set for the sentiment which I then cut into a banner shape. The patterned papers are from Doodlebug's 'kitten smitten' papers which I though worked really well.
I popped the images up on pop dots for a little dimension.

I am entering this card into MFT's Sketch challenge #366:
(I rotated the sketch 180 degrees)

Thanks for looking!

Happy Crafting x