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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Cute Card Thursday - Little Boy Blue

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Little Boy Blue'.
As always, we welcome your own interpretation.

I chose to use this adorable image from this month's release at Whimsy Stamps - Nose to Nose.


I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils, and used Whimsy Stamps Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle die to cut out the panel.

I used Whimsy Stamps Envelope Edger dies to create the scalloped border on the white and blue patterned paper.

I stamped the sentiment using the Whimsy Stamps Helping Hands stamp set and then cut out the banners. Some white enamel dots from Whimsy Stamps Christmas Cheer collection finish the card off.

We are sponsored this week by Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez, a great prize as always. I hope to see you joining in the challenge this month.

Thanks for looking!

Happy crafting x

  

 




  

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Gina K Designs Wreath Builder

I'm up on the Crafty Doodle Chick blog today with my weekly post and a little last minute inspiration for the current Paw-fect challenge - It's All About the Girls.


I'm super excited that Gina K Designs is now being sold in the Crafty Doodle Chick store. I have watched some many YouTube videos of people using the Wreath Builder template and stamps to make cards, that I knew I had to give it a try!


 I was amazed how easy the template made building up the wreath with the different stamps. I wanted to keep the color combo quite simple and decided on grey's and pinks. It was my Mum's  70th birthday on May 10th so this card worked out perfectly for her!

I stamped the sentiment from the same set and used Lawn Fawn's Outside In Stitched Scallop Circle Stackables to cut it out. I popped this up on foam dots for added dimension.

I finished the card off by layering the wreath panel on pink cardstock and a grey A2 card base. I added some bling to the flowers and a bakers twine bow for more interest.

You'll find the Gina K Stamps and Templates Wreath Builder Bundle in the Crafty Doodle Chick store:

 GKD Bundle Stamps and Templates- Wreath Builder 

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

And don't forget to join in Challenge #3 IT'S ALL ABOUT THE GIRLS to add your photos to the Paw-fect Challenge on Facebook, for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store and the title of TOP DOG!!

Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

MFT Sketch #385

I have just purchased a retired My Favorite Things stamp from a friend - Super Boy - and I love it! I had to make a birthday card for a 5 year old boy who is into all things super heroes so this was perfect! I used the current sketch #385 for my card design (although was too late to enter! Lol!).



I stamped the image and colored it in using my prismacolor pencils, and added some white gel pen detailing. I didn't want a white border around the figure so I fussy cut it out.

I used a whimsy stamps 'sun rays' stencil in the background with wild honey and mustard seed distress inks. I die cut the houses from plain black cardstock using MFT's 'our town' die-namic. The grass was die cut using MFT's 'grassy edges' border die and MFT's 'Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot 6x6 paper pad'.

I used MFT's 'Stitched snow drifts' border die to cut the wavy border from the base panel and red cardstock, before layering over the blue shimmer cardstock.

I then adhered it all to a standard A2 white card base.

I love how this card turned out!

  
 


Thanks for looking!

Happy Crafting x

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Cute Card Thursday - The Great Outdoors

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'The Great Outdoors'. 
As always, we welcome your own interpretation. 

I used this adorable stamp from Whimsy Stamps new release  - 'In the Doghouse'.


I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and used the new Whimsy Stamps Card Builder Windows die set to cut out the white frame.
I used the same set to cut out the green and blue patterned papers.

The tab over the image is cut using the same Card Builder Windows die set. I stamped the 'xoxo' from Whimsy Stamps Unconditional Love stamp set.

A few 'Summer Breeze' enamel dots from Whimsy Stamps and a white card base finishes the card off.

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

  

 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sending Big Hugs

I'm up on the Crafty Doodle Chick blog today with my weekly post and some color inspiration for the current Paw-fect challenge - It's All About the Girls.


I love so many stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn available at the Crafty Doodle Chick store, and I used lots on this card!

I wanted to give you a little inspiration for the current challenge (It's All About The Girls), which will end on Saturday 26 May 8pm EST. I have a sketch for you to try out too if you feel this would be an added inspiration.


 I started by stamping the elephant from the 'slow down and enjoy' stamp set and colored it with my prismacolor pencils. I used the add-on die to cut out the 'bookmark' from pink cardstock, adhering the elephant on top. If using it as a bookmark, remember to not stick the legs down, allowing you to prop it over the page (or the sentiment banner in this case). I added some bakers twine to the top of the bookmark. 

As the bookmark will be removed by the recipient, I wanted something behind it.


I added a green tag behind the bookmark, and added a birthday sentiment from the 'slow down and enjoy' stamp set. The banner sentiment is also from the same set.

The papers are from Lawn fawn and I used a scalloped border die for a little interest to the design. 

You'll find these products in the Crafty Doodle Chick store:

 


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

And don't forget to join in Challenge #3 IT'S ALL ABOUT THE GIRLS to add your photos to the Paw-fect Challenge on Facebook, for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store and the title of TOP DOG!!

Happy Crafting.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Lawn Fanatics Challenge #28 - Card Sketch

The latest challenge #28 from Lawn Fawnatics is to use a card sketch.



I used another of my favorite stamp sets 'Treat Yourself' to make a card for my son's birthday. This stamp was perfect as he loves to go to Coldstone Creamery for ice cream!


I colored the images using my prismacolor pencils and fussy cut them out.

I used Lawn Fawn's 'Outside in Stitched Scalloped Circle Stackables'  to create the window in the panel, and backed it with freebie papers I was sent from Awn Fawn in my last order (thank you so much!)

I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn's 'Happy happy happy' stamp set. I used Versamark Watermark in and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. 

I added all the images and sentiment strip onto the card and then stamped the rest of the sentiment from the 'Treat Yourself' stamp set underneath.

The panel was then adhered to a standard A2 white card base.

I then added a gift card to the inside.


Thanks for looking!
Happy Crafting x

  

Friday, May 11, 2018

Whimsy Stamps May Paper Door Kit - preview #1

I’m super excited to have been asked to guest design for Whimsy Stamps’ May Paper Door kit!  This month’s kit is full of some really cute, amazing products!  


Each kit will include:
  • EXCLUSIVE hand chosen 6x6 specialty cardstock/paper collections that aren’t available anywhere else. There are 24 gorgeous sheets of 6x6 papers in different colors and textures selected to coordinate together beautifully. 
  • Included are 3 each of 8 different papers. SIX sheets of 8.5x11 heavy weight NEUTRAL card stock in White and Black to make multiple card bases, mattes, and more. 
  • SPECIAL EDITION 4x6 clear stamp set Panda Butt” has been created exclusively for PAPER DOOR 
  • SPECIAL EDITION coordinating Whimsy Shapeology Die set “Panda Butt” to easily die cut all 4 panda images. 
  • DARICE® “Vines” embossing folder 
  • PREMIUM QUALITY embellishmentsGreen Glitter Tape and Darice® Black Pom Pom accents  
  • SIX Mini Action Wobblers to create interactive projects. 
  • NEWLY designed digital papers (2-4 designs) to coordinate with each PAPER DOOR theme 
  • PRIVATE access to PDF files with step by step instructions for at least 4 different projects and other bonuses 
  • This month
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    Panda Butt
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    box includes:
    EXCLUSIVE hand chosen 6x6 specialty cardstock/paper collections that aren
    t available anywhere else. There are
    24 gorgeous sheets of 6x6 papers in different colors and textures selected to coordi
    nate together beautifully.
    Included are 3 each of 8 different papers.
    SIX sheets of 8.5x11 heavy weight NEUTRAL card stock in White and Black
    to make multiple card bases, mat
    te
    s,
    and more.
    SPECIAL EDITION 4x6 clear stamp set
    ͞
    Panda Butt
    ͟
    has been created exclusively for PAPER DOOR
    .
    SPECIAL EDITION coordinating Whimsy Shapeology Die set
    ͞
    Panda Butt
    ͟
    to easily die cut all 4 panda images.
    DARICE®
    ͞
    Vines
    ͟
    embossing folder
    PREMIUM QUALITY embellishments
    ;
    Green Glitter Tape and Darice® Black Pom Pom accents
    SIX Mini Action Wobblers to create interactive projects.
    NEWLY designed digital papers (2-4 designs) to coordinate with each PA
    PER DOOR theme
    PRIVATE access to PDF files with step by step instructions for at least 4 di
    fferent projects and other bonuses
There are three different price points, depending on your shipping location.  Each price includes postage, and there will be no additional shipping charges for the kit.  To view the price for U.S. customers, please visit here.  Canadian residents can purchase a kit here, and international customers can order from this link.
Without further ado, let me share one of the projects I created with this amazing kit.

Aren't these stamps just adorable?!  I love me some panda bears! The design possibilities are endless!  I can’t tell you how I made this card, but if you purchase a kit, you will receive a link to a PDF file with step-by-step instructions so that YOU can recreate it to your heart’s content.  😉  Now, if you want to get your hands on this awesome kit, be sure to place your order by May 25th.  You don’t want to miss this one, I promise!
Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :D x