Friday, 20 April 2018

Keeping it CAS with the Crafty Catz

yes, you read it right, the

I'm thrilled to be Guest Designer for April with the Crafty Catz.

This week the team has shared projects to inspire you to get creative for


sponsored by

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Today I have used the pretty Daisy Window digital stamp by A Day For Daisies, the generous challenge sponsor this week, to create some CAS cards.



I decided to make my image panels to fit on 5" x 7" card bases, so I sized the image on my Silhouette Cameo design mat, added a Get Well Soon sentiment, printed on A5 X-press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  Each card is coloured differently.  I trimmed the image panels and adhered to the card bases so that they all had a slightly different black border visible.





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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
at the
Crafty Catz

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Copic markers - daisies - Y04-06-0817-38
Copic markers - foliage & flourishes - YG03-17-25
Copic markers - background - B0000-000
sentiment - Carvino font
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere image panel to card base

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Sending a big Thank You to A Day For Daisies for sponsoring Challenge 413 - Anything Goes optional CAS - Clean And Simple at the Crafty Catz and to the team at the Crafty Catz for inviting me to be Guest Designer.

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Fairies, Flowers and/or Fantasy with Team Lou

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge





Our generous sponsors for this challenge are:

Technique Tuesday
Hannah Lynn Art & Design


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Today I have used the Bookworm Fairy digital stamp by Hannah Lynn Art & Design, one of our generous sponsors this fortnight, to make a pair of bookmarks.



As soon as I saw the super cute Bookworm Fairy I knew she needed to be on a bookmark, so I started with a search for some reading quotes.  The one that seemed most appropriate was "Books are a uniquely portable magic" by Stephen King.

Of course I had to start the action on my Silhouette Cameo design mat.  NO, my Cameo didn't do any cutting but it helped me design the sentiment to suit the image.  I wanted to use my go-to tag die (details below), so I measured the dimensions and made a panel as a guide to fitting everything in.  I started with the image and enlarged it to just fit (size was limited by the width) then used a variety of fonts and font sizes to make the quote big, bold, fun and just fit within the edges of the tag.  I printed the image/quote panel on X-press It blending card, heat set, die cut then coloured with Copic markers.  I coloured the necklace and key with a shiny gold gel pen and added a delicate sparkle to the wings with a clear Wink Of Stella clear glitter brush.


Are you wondering how I got the twine to match perfectly?
I used some white twine with a twist of shining gold and added Copic markers.


I die cut two more tags from white cardstock and adhered them to the back of each tag to make them more sturdy.  The reinforcement rings were coloured with Copic markers to match the clothes.





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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-02
Copic markers - lips - R21-22
Copic markers - eyes - YG03-17-67
Copic markers - hair - E30-31-33-35-37
Copic markers - glasses - T7-9 + C0
Copic markers - wings & butterfly - BG10-11-13
Copic markers - clothes - R20-21-22-24-27
Copic markers - book - E40-41-44-47-49
Copic markers - lantern - C03-05 + Y00-02
Copic markers - bookworm - YG03-17-67
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix framelits dies - Tim Holtz Alterations - Tag Collection
white/gold twine
gold gel pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter brush
fonts used for sentiment:
BOOKS = Cooper Black / are a = Arial / uniquely = Sophia
portable = Arial / magic = Queensland / Stephen King = Arial
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the reinforcement rings

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Sending a big Thank You to Hannah Lynn Art & Design for sponsoring

I hope I have inspired you to get creative and look forward to seeing your work shared in the challenge gallery.  
Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Challenge #66 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge - April Challenge - Anything Goes
my other favourite colour combo is peach & teal
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #144 - Anything Goes
Fab ’n’ Funky Challenges – Challenge #390 – Fantasy and Fairytales
my fantasy fairies are in the magical world of books
Incy Wincy Designs – April 16-30th – Anything Goes with a twist Seeing Spots
my fairies are wearing spots and stripes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies - PIP Challenge 1815 – Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog – Penny’s Challenge 376 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational ChallengeAnniversary Challenge #213 – Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Week 15 Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #291 – Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #138 – Anything Goes
Scrappy Land ChallengesChallenge #88 – Anything Goes
using dies from brand that Scrappy Land sells - I used Sizzis dies
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge BlogSimon Says: Sparkle and Shine
my bookmarks have lots of sparkle and shine, from the fairy wings (Wink of Stella), necklace & key (golden gel pen) to the twine (shiny gold thread)
Tuesday Throwdown - TT #388 - Glimmer and Shine
my bookmarks have lots of glimmer, shine & sparkle, from the fairy wings (Wink of Stella), necklace & key (golden gel pen) to the twine (shiny gold thread)


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Slider magic with Through The Craft Room Door


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The sponsor for this challenge is:

My Favorite Things
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I have linked the products available from the MFT store in my ingredients below.

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I have made two projects to share with you today.

This post is all about the second one, a magic slider card.

Unfortunately the only My Favorite Things exclusive products I have in my crafty stash are the shaker pouches shared in my previous sunflower shaker card post.  The good news is that MFT stock a wonderful variety of essential crafting products, so I have linked to the products I have used so that you can purchase them from the MFT store.

I made two of these magical birthday cards so that I could show you the magic happen,
with one fully open and the other closed then gradually opening.
I'm sure I will be making more of these fun, interactive folds.



I started with a new magic slider cut file on my Silhouette Cameo design mat.  The card is actually a print & cut but I wanted to personalise it by colouring with Copic markers, so I removed all the colour.  I printed the front cake image on acetate and the image/sentiment panel on X-Press It blending card.  I heat set the image/sentiment panel, coloured with Copic markers then trimmed to size.  I cut all the coloured cardstock panels using my Cameo then assembled, starting with the coloured image panel and the "U" shaped spacers, adhering them all in place.  I tucked the slider panel in through the slot, pulling it right up to the edge of the card fold.  Next came the acetate panel.  I applied high take double-sided adhesive around the inner edge of the back of the window (sure hope that makes sense, you can learn all about it on Lori's video tutorial HERE).  I carefully aligned the acetate cake panel over the coloured image, holding it in place then slowly closing the front over it.  All that was left was to do was to adhere the card front down and it was ready to make magic happen.

Here are the cards side-by-side so that you can see them in action.
Just click on the image if you want to see the detail in full screen.

  

   

These cards are so much F U N ... just have to share some more close-up pics


   

   

   


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You can learn all about my other TTCRD Guest Designer project HERE

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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for

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*** INGREDIENTS ***

Copic markers - click on the colour number to find them in the MFT store
or see them all HERE
Copic markers - cake
R20-R21-R22-R24-R27-R29
Copic markers - banner/candles/cake platter
BG10-BG11-BG32-BG23-BG13-BG49
Copic markers - candle flames
Y35-Y38
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #260768
Magic Slider Card Cake by Lori Whitlock
X-Press It - 6mm High Tack Double-sided Tape
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the layers

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Sending a big Thank You to My Favorite Things for sponsoring the challenge and to Deonna for inviting me to be Guest Designer on the Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Blog.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

Sunflowers with Through The Craft Room Door

I'm thrilled to be
Guest Designer

on the

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The sponsor for this challenge is:

My Favorite Things
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I have linked the products available from the MFT store in my ingredients below.

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I have made two projects to share with you today.
This post is all about the first one, a sunflower shaker card.


I have used one of the super cool My Favorite Things Circle Shaker Pouches to transform a pretty sunflower card into a super shaking sunflower card,
filled with fun and birthday cheer.



I confess that the only have MFT exclusive product I have in my crafty stash are circle shaker pouches, so it was a pleasure to get creative and give them a workout.
My card started out as a cut file for a sunflower card (link below).  There are bundles of layers in the middle of the flower, so I cut a 2" circle in the middle of the top layers to make a window for the shaker pouch to fit through.  (Note: I had to enlarge the cut file so that the I could fit the 2" window.)  I cut all the layers from textured cardstock and then the fun began.

I added dimension to the petals and leaves using the handle of a small paintbrush.
I gathered a bundle of 6mm gold/cream/black sequins (a mix in my stash), some 4mm gold sequins and black micro beads and mixed them together.  I aligned one of the top "ring" layers on top of the "backing" layer for the shaker window, so that I could see where to adhere some sequins so that when the card is standing, the top of the window is not empty.  I added a pile of my shaker mix to the middle then carefully removed the top layer that I used as a template, added adhesive to the edge of the circle shaker pouch and carefully positioned it in place.  I finished adhering all the flower layers together then adhered them to the card front, tucking in the leaves.



Next came the sentiment panel.  I added brown layers to match the sunflower, finishing off with a die cut sentiment.  At this stage I stood the card up and it was a bit "wobbly" because I added a lot more weight to the top of it, so I quickly gathered the brown sheets of cardstock and matted the inside with lots of layers ... it worked perfectly, the card now stands proud and tall.




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You can learn all about my other TTCRD Guest Designer project HERE

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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
My Favorite Things - Circle Shaker Pouches
My Favorite Things - QuickStik Pick-up Tool
My Favorite Things - Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Silhouette Cameo
Sizzix Big Shot
Spellbinders - Sentiments 3 - die set
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment

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Sending a big Thank You to My Favorite Things for sponsoring the challenge and to Deonna for inviting me to be Guest Designer on the Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Blog.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Some bunny loves you . . .

on the My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog!

Today is the
mid-challenge reminder
for our current challenge on the

My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog


The April challenge is
Challenge #46 - Anything Goes


Remember:  You can participate with ANY project; altered, scrapbooking pages, cards, and anything you can think of.  If you have My Besties images, that would be ideal, but you can use any kind of stamps or digital stamps.  And also remember: You are playing for My Besties digital Stamps!

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Today I had the pleasure of colouring and creating with the super cute
Sherri Baldy's My Besties img109 Carrot House digital stamp.


I printed the image on A5 X-Press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.
I matted an A5 top folding card base with luscious orange cardstock, added a panel of vibrant pink cardstock then adhered the matted image panel in place.

I used the Cupcakia font to make the sentiment, trimmed then popped in place using foam dots.
Lucky last were some enamel dots ... I confess, they were not planned.  After adhering everything in place, I saw a flaw in the cardstock that had to be hidden ... I think the black works well with the bold sentiment and outlines of the image.



   

NOW it's YOUR turn!
I hope that I have inspired you to get creative with your
My Besties (or other branded) images and make a project to enter the

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Sherri Baldy My Besties - digital stamp - img109 Carrot House
Copic markers - carrot - YR-12-15-16-18
Copic markers - windows & shutters - RV11-13-14
Copic markers - walls inside windows - YR0000-000
Copic markers - door - E50-53-55-57
Copic markers - flowers - Rv11-13-14 + YR18
Copic markers - foliage and grass - YG03-17-67
Copic markers - ladybug - T3-5 + R17
Cupcakia font - for the sentiment
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment
foam squares - to adhere the sentiment panel
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Challenge #66 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge - April Challenge - Anything Goes
my favourite colour combo is pink, orange & green
Anything Goes with a Bestie
option Spring