Friday, August 28, 2015

MC Aug/15 - How Beautiful Leaves Grow Old - Thankful


It's starting to feel like fall, but thankfully the leaves are still green... I got this leaf border type stamp (Creative Expressions "Skeleton Leaves Striplet") recently and have been itching to use it.

I tried it a few different ways using Brusho's and Terraskin and various colors of embossing inks, but didn't like the results - so they are in the discard pile for some other use one day...

I ended up using my trusty Distress pads on my craft sheet, misting with water and smooshing my white embossed design through the wetness. Dried, then sponged some browns around the edges.

Side folded my cream toned card (4.25"w x 5.5"h). Used an EK Success border punch "English Ivy". Sponged some browns around the edges which transferred the design to the inside of the card. Adhered a piece of copper metallic paper to the edge and trimmed down. Sponged a bit of "Crushed Olive" on the front as well, then adhered my leaf design.

Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design "How Beautifully Leaves Grow Old" 3pce set) using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed on yellow toned vellum. Hit the edges with a brown stamp pad and embossed with copper embossing powder. Adhered to card front using "Best Glue Ever" sparingly around the edge of the vellum.

As a final touch added some amber rhinestone flourishes.

On the inside: as mentioned above, the right side edge is a result of sponging the front border.

Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design "Give Thanks" 2 pce set) "using Distress pads Olive & ""Vintage Photo" and clear embossing. The leaf sprig ("How Beautifully Leaves Grow Old" set) inking with Distress minis in "Mustard Seed" all over, then here and there with "Forest Moss", "Dried Marigold" and the vintage photo.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  anything goes
Aud Sentiments  #139 Fall Fun + sentiment




Wednesday, August 26, 2015

MC Aug/15 - ECD Season's Greetings - Quill Branches - Peace

 I used the positive of this glittered Elizabeth Craft Designs "Season's Greeting" on Monday which you can see here and since the negative pieces were just sitting there on my desk... I thought I'd put them to good use BIG GRIN.

I side folded the red textured card (5.5"w x 6.5"h). Adhered my negative pieces. The quilled pine branches were from my latest quilling session. I smooshed them in some white glue and sprinkled with Stickles dry glitter "Star Dust", then adhered them to the card front.

Added the black/silver Sari ribbon and tied a bow. Voila - done.

On the inside stamped the word "Peace - Celtic Christmas" (Quietfire Design) using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed on white cardstock.

Stamped the doves (Flourishes) using various colors of  Distress mini pads. Colored the berries and the letters with PrismaColor Premier markers.

As a final touch added the faux stitching using a red Pilot G-Tec pen.

The die is available at Elizabeth Craft Designs and at Quietfire Design

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  anything goes
Craft Your Passion  #276 anything goes


Monday, August 24, 2015

MC Aug/15 - ECD Season's Greetings - Sax Player - Music Expresses


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCAug15_ECD_Season'sGreetings_SaxPlayer_MusicExpresses.htmlI got this Saxophone Musician stamp from RubberNecker and love it and want to play with it... and then thought it would make a great unXmas - Xmas card... BIG GRIN. Loved painting it with QoR watercolors and adding the glitter on the suit lapel, rhinestone cuff link and pearl buttons and that red bow tie. I LOVE SAXOPHONE music.

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCAug15_ECD_Season'sGreetings_SaxPlayer_MusicExpresses.htmlI'm using shrink plastic for the quote I thought was too large for the card but I also wanted to use it...

The rubber stamp quote "Music Expresses" is by Quietfire Design and the "Season's Greetings" die cut (available at Elizabeth Craft Designs or at Quietfire Design

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions, more views/close ups by clicking on any card image. Enjoy.

And it fits for these challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge  Q for quantum leap - pick a previous challenge - D for dies
Brown Sugar Challenge  #160  buttons & bows
Hiding In My Craft Room  #213 any holiday
Sweet Stampin Challenge  spots or stripes

FOR A GUY
Scribbles Designs  #32
Oh La La Creations  #187
Sassy Studio Designs  #295

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCAug15_ECD_Season'sGreetings_SaxPlayer_MusicExpresses.html

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Way With Words - MC Aug/15 - ECD Believe - UTEE Frame - Friendship - HB


http://www.quietfiredesign.ca/Happy-Birthday-Plain-and-Simple-Set-of-7-Stamps.htmlI'm using the brand new Elizabeth Craft Designs  (ECD) word dies, this one being "Believe" (available at Elizabeth Craft Designs and at Quietfire Design)

One of my DT sisters pointed me to this video by Fran from Stamendous "Embossing Powder Melt Art"... brought back memories and I was itching to play. BIG GRIN

http://www.quietfiredesign.ca/Happy-Birthday-Plain-and-Simple-Set-of-7-Stamps.htmlI'm using Quietfire Design sentiment stamps ("Friendship - Quote Marks" 7pce set) & ("Happy Birthday - Plain And Simple" 7 pce set)

Anyway you can see all the details, descriptions and more views by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

And fits for these challenges:
Alphabet Challenge  N for no DP
Cut It Up Challenge  #78 use old things or old technique (everything except the believe die is very old stock, and the technique is an oldie but goodie...)
Fussy n Fancy  #146 Birthday
Polkadoodle challenge  #34 something new (the believe die)
SisterAct Card Challenge  #120 anything goes
All Sorts Challenge  #325 roses
Creative Card Crew  #94  Lace
http://www.quietfiredesign.ca/Happy-Birthday-Plain-and-Simple-Set-of-7-Stamps.html

Friday, August 21, 2015

A Way With Words - MC Aug/15 - Jumbo Postage - Quill Sea Glass - Hello HB


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCAug15_JumboPostage_QuillSeaGlass_HelloHB.html
A discarded postage piece from my previous project was laying on my desk and thought I would use it... This one has jumbo scallops made with 1/2" circles instead of the 1/4" circles I used the other day. You can see how to create your own postage project with this tutorial HERE.

I also wanted to use the Sea Glass embossing folder by Elizabeth Craft  Designs. I don't think I've used it since buying it yet... Love it and the technique I used with it.

A lot of the flowers on the card are from my stash and are at least a year old... Only the 2 yellow daisy type flowers are recent.

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCAug15_JumboPostage_QuillSeaGlass_HelloHB.htmlThe "Hello" was die cut (available at Elizabeth Craft Designs or at Quietfire Designs) from shrink plastic and heat shrunk.

And on the inside I'm using one of my newest Penny Black stamps. Love those birds.

Anyway, you can see more details, descriptions and views by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

The rubber stamp quote ("Twirl & Enjoy" 3 pce set) and sentiments ("Friends" 4pce set) & ("Happy Birthday - Plain & Simple" 7pce set)  are by Quietfire Design

And it fits for these challenges:
Catch the Bug  Bingo: die cut, school, scallops; polka dots,buttons,  2 or more merged images; ribbon, no DP, flower
Corrosive Challenges  #231  feminine
Quirky Crafts  #17  embossing (2nd entry)
Penny Black at All Sorts  monthly Aug  Summer Flowers (2nd entry)
Power Poppy  monthly Aug  shabby chic
Facebook Card Maker Challenge  your favorite card
Stamps Fun Creativity  #260 vintage
Fab n Funky Challenge  #270  things with wings
4 Crafty Chicks  #260  distressing
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCAug15_JumboPostage_QuillSeaGlass_HelloHB.html

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A Way With Words - ECD Season's Greetings Die - Candles Peace On Earth


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_Season%27sGreetings_Candles_PeaceOnEarth.htmlWelcome to A Way With Words!  Each day during this event Quietfire Creations will be sharing projects made with the brand new Elizabeth Craft Designs  (ECD) word dies.  All these designs are from original hand lettering by Suzanne Cannon and can be found on the Quietfire Design site.



http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_Season%27sGreetings_Candles_PeaceOnEarth.htmlI received my sample dies recently and couldn't wait to use them BIG GRIN. Today's card uses "Season's Greetings". (at Elizabeth Craft Designs and at Quietfire Design)

I'm also using a digi image of the candles which I fussy cut...

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions, by clicking on any card image. Enjoy
And I'm using a couple of Suzanne's (Quietfire Design)  quotes/sentiment stamps ("Peace On Earth"); and ("Glory to God...")

And fits for this challenge:
Inky Impressions   #252  Xmas in Aug

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_Season%27sGreetings_Candles_PeaceOnEarth.html 

 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Way With Words - ECD - Congratulations - Reminding One Another


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_Congratulations_RemindingOneAnother.html
Welcome to A Way With Words!  Each day during this event Quietfire Creations will be sharing projects made with the brand new Elizabeth Craft Designs  (ECD) word dies.  All these designs are from original hand lettering by Suzanne Cannon and can be found on the Quietfire Design site.


I received my sample dies recently and couldn't wait to use them BIG GRIN. Today's card uses "Congratulations" (at Elizabeth Craft Designs and at Quietfire Design)

Quite some time ago I created glue gun stencils... finally I'm using one of them again. I also recently acquired the Copic attachment for my airbrush machine and used it to color my stencil. Love the soft look.

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_Congratulations_RemindingOneAnother.htmlAnd I also decied to try something I recently saw by Jennifer McGuire, die cutting fun foam and then shrinking it with a heat gun.. The word "Congratulations" was done like that. 

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy.

I'm using a quote stamp from (Quietfire Design)

And fits for this challenge:
Pennys Challenges  #241 anything goes
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_Congratulations_RemindingOneAnother.html

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Way With Words - ECD - Best Wishes - Dona Nobis

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_BestWishes_DonaNobis.html
 Welcome to A Way With Words!  Each day during this event Quietfire Creations will be sharing projects made with the brand new Elizabeth Craft Designs  (ECD) word dies.  All these designs are from original hand lettering by Suzanne Cannon and can be found on the Quietfire Design site.


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_BestWishes_DonaNobis.htmlI received my sample dies recently and couldn't wait to use them BIG GRIN. Today's card uses "Best Wishes" (at Elizabeth Craft Designs and at Quietfire Design)

Love the die cut acorns...

The Xmas quote is from a couple years back by Quietfire Design - "Give Us Peace" but one I love using... 

Anyway, you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

And fits for these challenges:
Crafty Sentiments  anything goes
Fantastic Tuesdays  #99 glitter (in each of the acorns)
Papertake Weekly dies
TTCRD  #18 - 25 anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown  #258 texture
              
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_BestWishes_DonaNobis.html

Monday, August 17, 2015

A Way With Words - ECD - Hello Sunshine - The Woods - May The Wings HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_HelloSunshine_TriFoldTag_TheWoods_MayTheWings_HB.html
 Welcome to A Way With Words!  Each day during this event Quietfire Creations will be sharing projects made with the brand new Elizabeth Craft Designs  (ECD) word dies.  All these designs are from original hand lettering by Suzanne Cannon and can be found on the Quietfire Design site.
  
I received my sample dies recently and couldn't wait to use them BIG GRIN. Today's card uses "Hello" (at Elizabeth Craft Designs and at Quietfire Design)

I used a tags and more die set from ECD to create the tri-fold card, along with a bunch of other dies BIG GRIN.

I'm using a couple quote stamp sets ("The Woods..." 5pce set);  ("Butterfly Circles May the Wings..." 5pce set); as well as sentiment stamp sets ("Happy Birthday Plain & Simple" 7pce set); and parts of stamps... ("We Cannot Tell..." 2 pce set); ("Always Be My Friend" 3pce set); from (Quietfire Design)

You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs  #309  Bingo: summer fun, monochrome, metal; buttons/bows, free, flower; bling, lace/ribbon, no sentiment 
MelonHeadz Friends  hand colored image
All Sorts Challenge  #324 your favorite color (greens)
Hiding in My Craft Room  #212 die cuts
Quirky Crafts  #17  embossing
ANYTHING GOES
Artistic Inspirations  #138
Craft Your Passion  #275
Love To Scrap  #60

Sunday, August 16, 2015

A Way With Words - ECD - Best Wishes - Season's Greetings - Poinsettia Cards


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_BestWishes_Season%27sGreetings_PoinsettiaCards.html



http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_BestWishes_Season%27sGreetings_PoinsettiaCards.html 







 Welcome to A Way With Words!  Each day during this event Quietfire Creations will be sharing projects made with the brand new Elizabeth Craft Designs  (ECD) word dies.  All these designs are from original hand lettering by Suzanne Cannon and can be found on the Quietfire Design site.

I received my sample dies recently and couldn't wait to use them BIG GRIN. Today's cards uses "Best Wishes" (at Elizabeth Craft Designs and at Quietfire Design)  and "Season's Greetings" (at Elizabeth Craft Designs and at Quietfire Design)
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_BestWishes_Season%27sGreetings_PoinsettiaCards.htmlhttp://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_BestWishes_Season%27sGreetings_PoinsettiaCards.html
The Xmas sentiment and quote are a couple of the newest stamps by Quietfire Design - "Christmas is a Piece..." and "Tiny Christmas Wishes"

Anyway, you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy


Saturday, August 15, 2015

MC Aug/15 - Easel Postage - Sun Sand & Sea - HB


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCAug15_EaselPostage_SunSand&Sea_HB.htmlI signed up for an online class with Jennifer McGuire for Dies & Silhouette software "A Cut Above" recently. You can take only the die portion, or only the Silhouette software portion or both. I decided to take both... And although there was nothing new for me with the die tutorials, there were a lot of good things to learn. Now the Silhouette software stuff is a different matter. I've struggled with their software (free version) and keep going back to my Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) software for my Silhouette machine. I am totally happy wth SCAL, it's so easy to learn and totally intuitive. Silhouette Studio is frustrating and takes ages to try to figure out how to do something, so I always avoid it if possible. I could learn for free googling tutorials and stuff, but that's time consuming too... and not sure http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCAug15_EaselPostage_SunSand&Sea_HB.htmlwhat I wanted to really learn... Well it seems there is something that really intrigued me and I used the technique to create this card. I also made a step by step tutorial on how it's done to create the postage front and easel HERE

I'm using part of a "Happy Birthday" die (available at Elizabeth Craft Designs and at Quietfire Design) cut and layered 7 times with the colors of the rainbow cardstock... It's a take on one of my team mates (Diane Nguyen) who stacked it HERE, I decided to off set the layers...

I'm also using Iris Shimmer Sheetz for the seahorse.

And Quietfire Design quote ("Twirl & Enjoy" 3pce set) and part of a sentiment stamp ("Tiny Christmas Wishes" 3pce set).

Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions and the link for the tutorial. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Creatalicious challenge  #78 summer fun at the beach
Artistic Inspirations  #137 water (2nd entry)
Incy Wincy Designs  #308 sun, sand & sea
Ooh La La Creations  #186 nuatical
Deep Ocean Challenge  #110  maritime
Pinspirational Challenges  #146 sand surf and beach
The House That Stamps Built  #812 sun, sand & surf
Sisterhood of Crafters  #38 rainbow
Aud Sentiment Challenge  #138 sentiment + fairies
4 Crafty Chicks  #259 nautical
Alphabet Challenge  M for mermaids
Crafts 4 Eternity  #239 arrow
Craft Stamper Challenge  use pens or pencils
Crazy Challenge  #203 fairies
Fashionable Stamping  #102  Seaside or beach
My Time To Craft  #302  easel
City Crafter  #274 mood board see pic HERE

A Way With Words - ECD - With Sympathy - Beaded & Inlaid

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_WithSympathy_Beaded&Inlaid.html
Welcome to A Way With Words!  Each day during this event Quietfire Creations will be sharing projects made with the brand new Elizabeth Craft Designs  (ECD) word dies.  All these designs are from original hand lettering by Suzanne Cannon and can be found on the Quietfire Design site.


I received my sample dies recently and couldn't wait to use them BIG GRIN. Today's cards uses "With Sympathy" (at Elizabeth Craft Designs and at Quietfire Design)

Both cards use the same die cut and embossing folder as well as cardstocks..

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_WithSympathy_Beaded&Inlaid.htmlThe first card uses holeless copper beads to accent the die cut. The second card is an inlaid technique.

You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on either card image. Enjoy.

And fits for these challenges:
We Love 2 Create #16  anything mixed media
Craft Your Passion  #274 anything goes (2nd entry)

Friday, August 14, 2015

A Way With Words - ECD - Merry Christmas - Blessed is the Season


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_MerryChristmas_BlessedIsTheSeason.html
 Welcome to A Way With Words!  Each day during this event Quietfire Creations will be sharing projects made with the brand new Elizabeth Craft Designs  (ECD) word dies.  All these designs are from original hand lettering by Suzanne Cannon and can be found on the Quietfire Design site.

I received my sample dies recently and couldn't wait to use them BIG GRIN. Today's card uses "Merry Christmas" (at Elizabeth Craft Designs and at Quietfire Design)

I'm using metallic Shimmer Sheetz this time and it cuts beautifully. Also positive and negative parts of Peel Off ornaments.

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_MerryChristmas_BlessedIsTheSeason.htmlAnyway you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

I'm using Quietfire Design rubber quote stamp "Blessed is the Season

And fits for these challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge  monthly Xmas (2nd entry)
Sir Stamps a Lot  monthly a die cut and a stamp
Southern Girls Challenge  #116  shimmer & shine
Polka Doodle Challenge  #33  use something new (the die)
Simply Create Too  #92 anything goes
SisterAct Card Challenge  #119 anything goes


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_MerryChristmas_BlessedIsTheSeason.html

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A Way With Words - ECD - Friends - Those Rare People

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_Friends_ThoseRarePeople.html
Welcome to A Way With Words!  Each day during this event Quietfire Creations will be sharing projects made with the brand new Elizabeth Craft Designs  (ECD) word dies.  All these designs are from original hand lettering by Suzanne Cannon and can be found on the Quietfire Design site.

I received my sample dies recently and couldn't wait to use them BIG GRIN. Today's card uses "Friends" - my favorite word... (at Elizabeth Craft Designs and at Quietfire Design)

http://www.quietfiredesign.ca/Friends-Metal-Cutting-Die-9500-61.htmlThe other die cuts, shimmer sheetz, glitter, adhesives, if used are from ECD.

The quote is from Quietfire Design. - "Friends are Those Rare..."

And you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on the card image or clicking  here to go to my website. Enjoy.

And it fits for these challenges:
All Sorts Challenge  #323 inspired by summer (2nd entry)
Fab n Funky  #270 things with wings
Art Impressions Challenge  #166  anything goes
Cute Card Thursday  #386 anything goes
Little Miss Muffet  #118  anything goes
Fussy and Fancy  #145 anything goes (2nd entry)
Fantastic Tuesdays  #98 incld a BFly

Color Throwdown  #355 lt & med blue, sand




Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A Way With Words - ECD - Easel Thinking of You - I Write You Letters

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_ThinkingOfYou_IWriteYouLetters.html
Welcome to A Way With Words!  Each day during this event Quietfire Creations will be sharing projects made with the brand new Elizabeth Craft Designs  (ECD) word dies.  All these designs are from original hand lettering by Suzanne Cannon and can be found on the Quietfire Design site.

I received my sample dies recently and couldn't wait to use them BIG GRIN. Today's card uses "Thinking of You" (at Elizabeth Craft Designs and at Quietfire Design)

You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on card image. Enjoy

I'm using quote and design elements from Quietfire Design.
("I Write You Letters Design Elements")

And fits for these challenges:
The Paper Shelter  #215 ribbon or/and lace
Pennys Challenges  #240 anything goes



Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A Way With Words - ECD - Best Wishes Black & Silver - Christmas is a piece of home


Welcome to A Way With Words!  Each day during this event Quietfire Creations will be sharing projects made with the brand new Elizabeth Craft Designs  (ECD) word dies.  All these designs are from original hand lettering by Suzanne Cannon and can be found on the Quietfire Design site.

I received my sample dies recently and couldn't wait to use them BIG GRIN. Today's card uses "Best Wishes" (at Elizabeth Ccraft Designs and at Quietfire Design)

And don't forget to visit the Quietfire Creations blog to see projects made by the Quietfire Design Design Team.

I was driving along and all of a sudden I had this urge to die cut real leather...it's the way my mind wanders... So went into my leather drawer and found this black suede leather with silver markings on it. I remember buying it along time ago with several other pieces... 

It die cut beautifully. I didn't even bother backing it.

Then I decided to use the new cardstock pad I recently bought at Michael's "Silver Foil" - a really good deal... 

Side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h). Cut the silver striped cardstock the size I wanted, adhered it to a black cardstock and used my layering ruler to cut a 1/16" border all around. Adhered a piece of silver wired ribbon vertically and wrapped it around the top and bottom edge, then adhered all of that to the card front. Tied a silver bow for later.

Stamped the holly corner (Penny Black "Holly Scroll set") onto white cardstock, scanned it and created a silhouette image to import into my electronic cutting machine (saves fussy cutting...). Cut out a bunch of them (a few for later projects), stamped onto the cut out using Distress "Pumice Stone". Used QoR watercolors to paint the leaves. Adhered the holly corner to the card front and then added the Liquid Pearls "White Opal" pearls to each berry. When dry, touched it with a black Bic marker. Glued the bow using hot glue.
 
Adhered the leather words using PVA glue.

On the inside stamped the same holly corner using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Painted with the Qor paints and when dry, outline the leaves using a gold gel pen and added white gel pen dots to the berries.

Stamped the quote ("Christmas is a Piece of Home") with the black and clear embossed.

And fits for these challenges: 
Papertake Weekly  spots & stripes (spots are the berries in the holly...)
TTCRD  #11 - 17 anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown  #257 favorite occassion





 

Monday, August 10, 2015

A Way With Words - ECD _ Thanks - There is Always


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_Thanks_ThereIsAlways.htmlWelcome to A Way With Words!  Each day during this event Quietfire Creations will be sharing projects made with the brand new Elizabeth Craft Designs  (ECD) word dies.  All these designs are from original hand lettering by Suzanne Cannon and can be found on the Quietfire Design site.
 
I received my sample dies recently and couldn't wait to use them BIG GRIN. Today's card uses "Thanks" (at Elizabeth Craft Designs and at Quietfire Design)


And don't forget to visit the Quietfire Creations blog to see projects made by the Quietfire Design Design Team.
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_Thanks_ThereIsAlways.html 
This card couldn't be simpler to make... I die cut the word "Thanks" twice, adhering them together and then using it to emboss my word...

Gorgeous paper (Recollections "Craft it") I picked up cheap, some lace, some jewels and voila.

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions etc by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges: 
Craft Your Passion  #274  anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday  #159  ribbon & pearls
Cute Card Thursday  #385 only 1 word (2nd entry)
Frosted Designs  metal or metallics
Sweet Stampin Challenge  no BD cards

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_Thanks_ThereIsAlways.html


Sunday, August 9, 2015

ECD _ Believe - Quill - If You Don't - HB

 http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_Believe_Quill_IfYouDon%27t_HB.htmlAnother productive day at quilling this week and of course had to incorporate it in with the new dies BIG GRIN.

Welcome to A Way With Words!  Each day during this event Quietfire Creations will be sharing projects made with the brand new Elizabeth Craft Designs  (ECD) word dies.  All these designs are from original hand lettering by Suzanne Cannon and can be found on the Quietfire Design site.
Click HERE to comment on the ECD Facebook page to have a chance to win the whole collection of "A Way With Words" die set. be quick, it ends Monday the 10th 
I received my sample dies recently and couldn't wait to use them BIG GRIN. Today's card uses "Believe" (at Elizabeth Craft Designs and at Quietfire Design)
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_Believe_Quill_IfYouDon%27t_HB.html 
Love the Sue Wilson edge which was a left over laying on my desk... so decided to fussy cut the edge of the card to match...

The believe word is cut from faux leatherette paper. Love the texture.

A bit of eCutting the small butterfly. Expanding a 4 x 6" embossing folder to use on a 5 x 7" card...



I'm using Quietfire Design quote, sentiment and design elements. (If You Don't..." 3pce set); ("Happy Birthday Plain and Simple" 7 pce set); ("Butterflies/Dragonflies" 7pce set)

Anyway, you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

And fits for these challenges:
Cute Daisy May  monthly Aug Girlie
Penny Black at All Sorts  monthly Aug  Summer flowers
Frilly n Funky  things with wings (2nd entry)

Cute Card Thursday  #385 only 1 word
Fussy n Fancy  #145  lazy summer days
JW Scrapshack  #100 anything goes
SisterAct Card Challenge  #118 anything goes
Suzy Pants Smarty  #92 celebrations
All Sorts Challenge  #323 inspired by summer
Pile It On Challenge  #81  summer or winter
Scrap Creations  Garden


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/ECD_Believe_Quill_IfYouDon%27t_HB.html