Thursday, July 30, 2015

MC July 30/15 - BFly Vine - Sweet Dreams - May The Wings - HB this negative piece of the butterfly vine on my desk and one thing led to another... and one of the challenges called for crimping... Haven't used my crimpers in ages. BIG GRIN

I'm using an eCut from Suzanne available in the Silhouette onLine store as well as quote and sentiment stamps from Quietfire Design., you can see all the details and descriptions, by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Facebook Cardmaker Magazine Challenge  use a crimper
Frilly n Funky  things with wings
Penny's Challenges #238  ribbon or twine
Cute Card Thursday  #384 citrus (colors or fruit) Lime, oranges, lemons...
All Sorts Challenge  #321 butterflies (2nd entry)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge
The House That Stamps Built  #81
4 Crafty Chicks  #257
Southern Girls Challenge  #115

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

MC July/15 - Quill Roses - Brushos - Worry - In A Perfect World
I just got a bunch of the newest stamps from Quietfire Design - Suzanne has outdone herself with this batch, they are just gorgeous. So used a couple of them on this card... ("Worry"); ("In A Perfect World" 4pce set)

I'm also using my favorite rose die by Die-Namics (Heirloom Hybrid Rose) and my Brushos on TerraSkin "Paper" (actually it's not paper but made from stone...). Loving it for the Brushos. I electronically cut the lattice front. you can see all the details and descriptions, more views etc by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Die Cut Divas  summer (2nd entry)
Incy Wincy Designs  #306 summer loving
Make My Monday  #203 Flowers (2nd entry)
Artistic Impressions  #164 use your newest stamps
Sassy Studio Designs  #291 Bingo: Ribbon, Lace, Glitter; die/puch, image, flowers; charm, sentiment, pearls (2nd entry)
Trimmies Craft Challenge  #321 Wish you were here
Fussy n Fancy challenge  #144 things with wings (2nd entry)
Suzy Pants Smarty  #90 ice cream shades
All Sorts Challenge  #321 add a BFly
We Love to Create  #15  anything mixed media (2nd entry)
Deep Ocean Challenge  #109  summer fun
Fantastic Tuesday  #96 feminine
Tuesday Throwdown  #255 summer fun
Catch the Bug  color challenge - see below

Artistic Inspiration  #136 (2nd entry)
Card Mania Challenge  #70 (2nd entry)
Creative Cutting Challenge  #56 (2nd entry)
Brown Sugar Challenge  #156 (2nd entry)
TTCRD  #28 - 3

Monday, July 27, 2015

MC July/15 - Invisible Tears - If You Need a Shoulder was in a simpler mood today and wanted to use one of my newest embossing folders from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Bark". Then it worked into a kind of tri-fold card...

Love the Rubbernecker "Floral" stamp. Anyway you can see all the details, more views and descriptions etc by clicking on any card image. Enjoy.'m using two quote rubber stamps by Quietfire Design. ("Invisible Tears") & ("If you need a Shoulder" revamped)

And it fits for these challenges:
Creatalicious  #77 more than 1 fold
Craft Your Passion  #272 anything goes
Make My Monday  #203 flowers
Pile It On Challenge  #79 thinking of you
We Love to Create  #15 anything goes/mixed media

Sunday, July 26, 2015

MCJuly/15 - ECD Bricks - Holly - I'm Telling You

I wanted to do something with this holly digi and then I decided to pair it up with ECD "Bricks" die cut and I wanted to keep it simple... Love the way it turned out.

I side folded my red textured cardstock (5"w x 7"h). Layered on a white textured cardstock.

Die cut the bricks from white cardstock I colored with various shades of Distress reds. Applied glue to the backs of the bricks only, then pressed it down on to my white textured cardstock. Carefully removed the brick outline. Applied Versafine Black Onyx to the outline and clear embossed, then applied glue to the back and adhered it to the card front, matching up the previous glued bricks...

eCut the holly and outlined everything with a Sakura black glaze pen. Used a red marker for the berries and QOR watercolor paints for the leaves. Added Glossy Accents to the berries and Stickles "Eucalyptus" applied with my finger on the leaves. When dry, adhered to card leaving parts of the leaves unglued.

Stamped the quote on white cardstock, clear embossed. Trimmed close, layered on to the red cardstock and trimmed to 1/16", added two red brads and then adhered to card.

On the inside: Stamped the holly (Sheena Douglas "Holly") on white cardstock, using the Distress minis "Peeled Paint" all over, then on the berries with "Festive Berry". Used a damp paint brush to move the color around.

Stamped the quote with the black and clear embossed.

Rubber stamped quotes are from Quietfire Design "Deck the Halls..." 3pce set; "I'm Telling You" 2pce set;

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Corrosive Challenges  #229  dies (2nd entry)
Xmas in July themes
Craft Calendar    (2nd entry)
Oh La La Creations  #185  (2nd entry)
Scrap Creations    (2nd entry)
Penny's Challenges  #237   (2nd entry)
Crimbo Crackers  #85 something cute
Jingle Belles Rock  old fashioned
Hiding in My Craft Room  #209
My Time To Craft  #300  (2nd entry)
Craftin Desert Divas  week 2
Perfectly Rustic  #52 glitter
PinSpirational Challenge  #145 Xmas

Friday, July 24, 2015

MC July/15 - Quill Daisies HB - Some People

It was a good session at our last quilling get together although a little short because of the weather.... managed to make all the daisies. BIG GRIN

I also had these frame edges (ECD "Oval Dots Frame Edges") in my leftover stash. So inked them with Versafine "Vintage Sepia" and embossed with Hot Stuff "Burnt Copper Leaves" twice to get a really thick coating.

Adhered the frame pieces to a white textured cardstock, trimmed down and punched out the excess white areas on the outside edges. Adhered this to a side folded (5.5"w x 7"h) olive green textured card.

Stamped my quote (Quietfire Design "Some People Come Into..." 2pce companion set) using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Adhered my quilled elements. Die cut some daisy leaves (ECD "Daisy")  from green decorated papers from my stash. Added the large white half pearls in each corner. Added the butterfly, also from my stash (ECD "Small BFly") adding a layer of Stickles "Ice Crystals" with my finger.

Die cut the "Happy Birthday from yellow fun foam which I had daubed with Distress Picket Fence acrylic dauber prior cutting to soften the yellow... then heat shrunk using my heat gun - this was something I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog recently.

Adhered a piece of green satin ribbon with a simple bow & a rhinestone cabochon center, then adhered my shrunken word.

On the inside: Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design "May Your Home..." 5pce set) substituting the word "home" and stamping the word "Day" from "You May Not Be Able..." using the black on white cardstock. Created a mask with a post it note and then stamped the daisy background using Distress "Pumice Stone" and coloring with Prisma colored pencils.

Added the butterfly, also from my stash, (Memory Box "Pipi") and added some Stickles with my finger.

Wrote in the words "My Friend with a Zig black marker.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Aurora Wings #17  something with wings
Incy Wincy Designs  #305 Things with Wings
Love to Scrap  #28 use 3 different or the same embellies (half pearls, ribbon, rhinestone)
Facebook Cardmaker Challenge  add hand lettering
Papertake Weekly  add layers and dimension
Crafty Creations  #294 put 4 of something (4 large half pearls - each corner)
Fab n Funky  #269 no DP
Sisterhood of Crafters  #37 Summer heat (either colors of theme)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  #124 anything goes with ribbon
Sassy Studio Designs  #291 Bingo:  Ribbon, Lace, Glitter; die/puch, image, flowers; charm, sentiment, pearls
Fussy N Fancy  #144  Things with wings
We Love to Create  #14 anything goes - mixed media
Catch the Bug  Bingo: button. Texture, circle on card; Bugaboo image, no sq, borders; paper piecing, bling, 3 layers
Scribbles Designs  #31 HB
Artistic Inspirations  #136
Crafty Sentiments
TTCRD  #21 - 28
The Paper Shelter  #213
Little Miss Muffet  #116
Brown Sugar Challenge  #156

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

DT July/15 - Snowflakes - Good Friends
My turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today and I've made a simple - for  me - Xmas card. BIG GRIN

I'm using one of the newest Xmas stamps from Suzanne ("Good Friends are Like Snowflakes"), as well as ("Snowflakes are Like Butterflies"  6pce set) & ("Christmas Cuddlers" 9 pce set)

quietfirecreations.blogspot.caAnyway you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy or clicking here to go to my web page..

And fits for these challenges:
Crazy Challenge  #202  Monochromatic
Dreamvalley Challenges  #111  embossing
Top Tip Tuesday  #158 Bingo:   Kraft, Embossing, sparkle; Pearls/gems, sentiment, flowers; Ribbon/twine, punches/dies, stitching
Aud Sentiment  #136 add a sentiment
Cas-Ual Friday's  #141 embossing
Corrosive Challenges  #229 dies
Sister Act Card Challenge  #115 anything goes
Craft Your Passion  #271 anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  Sparkle & Shine
Xmas In July:
Crafting Desert Divas
Oh La La Creations  #185
Deep Ocean Challenge  #108
Scrap Creations
Tuesday Throwdown  #254
My Time To Craft  #300
Pile It On Challenge  #78
Penny's Challenges  #237

Sunday, July 12, 2015

MC July/15 - Pelican Enjoy Your Day HB - Remember are a bunch of challenges calling for beach/sea/summertime... and some happy birthday's.... and this is the result.

I remember fondly my time living in Prince Edward Island, walking along the beach (which is reddish...), watching the sandpipers and picking up shells. Miss it...

You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy - I used my electronic cutter to fussy cut my shells and pelican. 
I'm using quote and sentiment stamps from Quietfire Design ("Happy Birthday Plain & Simple" 7pce set ); ("We Cannot Tell..." 2 pce companion set); ("Garden Delights" 8 pce set)

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafting Desert Divas  BD
Make My Monday Challenge  #200 seaside
Die Cut Divas monthly July Summertime
Virginias View Challenge  #16 stamping only
Designs By Ryn  Monthly July use Ryn's stamps
Top Tip Tuesday  #157 summer fun
Tuesday Throwdown  #252 no DP
Lil Red Wagon  #297 BD
The Paper Shelter  #211 holiday time
The SisterHood of Crafters  #36  BD
Crafty Catz Weekly  #287 summertime
Fussy n Fancy  #143 beach fun
JW ScrapShack  #96 nautical seascapes
Suzy Pants Smarty  #88on the beach
Wags n Whiskers  #158 BD
Crazy 4 Challenges  #294 put an animal on it
My Time to Craft  #299 paper piecing

Loves Rubber Stamps  #159
PaperTake Weekly
TTCRD  7 - 13
Pennys Challenges  #235
SisterAct Card Challenge  #114

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Stampede 2015 entries
I can finally post my entries to Stampede for this year... I demo'd calligraphy bookmarks yesterday morning and had a wonderful time. We had a lot of visitors to our booth, and the weather was gorgeous.

These are the 2 entries I submitted. Singing in the Rain was entered in to Brush Lettering/Pointed Pen category and won a 3rd place ribbon was entered in to Neuland category and won a 1st place ribbon. This is the one that was done on a gelli plate and that I gave a tutorial for. I've demo'd the Calligraphy on gelli plate technique a few times here in Calgary. Lots of fun.

Anyways, just click on either image to see the details for that piece. Enjoy, and thanks for looking.

Monday, July 6, 2015

MC July/15 - Accordion Easel - Merry Xmas - It's Beginning noticed an accordion easel on Pinterest and decided I needed to make one... and there were a few Xmas challenges and I figured it's that time of year to start my Xmas card collection. BIG GRIN. With the nice heat we have here in Calgary I figured the Xmas cards will cool me down. ROFL.

Surprisingly enough I've even added a few scrapbook papers, something I so rarely use... 

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions and more views by clicking on any card image. Enjoy'm also using a sentiment, quote and design element stamps from Quietfire Design as well as an eCut file from Suzanne available on the Silhouette onLine store.

and it fits for these challenges:
Aud Sentiment Challenge  #135 animal + sentiment
Crafty Calendar Challenge monthly July Xmas in July
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge  monthly July anything goes Xmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round  Monthly July Xmas dots & stripes (dots in the sky and stripes on the sleigh)
Cute Daisy May  monthly July bling
Penny Black At All Sorts  add a sentiment
Power Poppy  use 3DP
Sir Stamps a Lot  monthly July  feature a creature
Incy Wincy Designs  #303 spots/dots
Melon Headz Friends  any type of celebration
Oh La La Creations  #184 glitter & gems
Love to rubber Stamp  #158  any type of celebration
Polka Doodle Challenge  #27  embossing
Simply Create Too  #89 Xmas

Artistic Inspirations  #135
Card Mania Challenge  #70
Craft Your Passion  #269
Creative Cutting Challenge  #56
Crafty Catz Weekly  #286
JW Scrapshack  #95
Craft Stamper
Sister Act Card Challenge  #113

Thursday, July 2, 2015

MC July/15 - Feathers - Hope is the Thing - Believe in Yourself love feathers... and was in a mood to use some. Carved my own feather stamp. And when the front was stamped, decided to see what it would be like with an embossed design overlaid on it. I think its interesting...

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy'm using a couple stamps from Quietfire Design - "Hope is the the thing..." and "If You don't Believe in Miracles..." 3pce stamp set

And it fits for these challenges:
TTCRD  #30 - 6 Anything goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy  #114 anything goes
Frilly n Funky  put a quote on it
Pennys Challenge  #234 anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity  #232 use some metal (the bird paper clip)
Sassy Studio Designs  anything goes
Trimmie's Craft Challenge   #318 wet or dry embossing

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MC June/15 - Shimmer Thanks - My Friend

I just got some new toys... BIG GRIN, the bird stamp on the inside by Penny Black, love it and the embossing folder on the front by Ultimate Crafts - Allura Collection "Nine of Diamonds".

And I finally decided to play with my Shimmer Sheetz...

I side folded my white card (5"w x 7"h). Adhered a piece of pale pink textured cardstock edge to edge.

Inked up my embossing folder with Distress pad "Fossilized Amber", placed my white cardstock on the uninked side and then closed the folder and ran through my machine. Removed from folder and hit the high points with "Spun Sugar" Used a Prismacolor Brush Marker in a deep pink to draw my faux stitching. Trimmed it down and adhered to a bright blue textured cardstock. Used my layering ruler set to trim the border down to 1/16", tied some Sari ribbon "Sunrise" into a bow, which is a nice variegated ribbon, then adhered these two layers to the pink front.

Adhered some Sookwang tape to the back of a piece of pink Shimmer Sheetz and die cut the "Thanks". Must admit, I did have to help it a bit with my x-acto knife even using the newest Sizzix Precision Base metal plate. (ps I have the negative piece for another card...I also taped the little drop out pieces to the negative piece not to loose them...)

Added some Peel Offs flowers on the upper corners. Colored the negative of those flowers using a deep pink Spectrum Noir alcohol pen. Added some deep pink rhinestones on the lower corners.

On the inside, stamped the sentiment text (Quietfire Design) using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. 

Stamped the bird on branch (Penny Black "The Sweetest Sound") using Distress mini pads (on the bird: "Mustard Yellow", "Evergreen Bough", "Salty Ocean", "Black Soot", Tree branch: "Vintage Photo", "Picked Raspberry" & "Mowed Lawn".

Then sponged some blue using a dirty sponge around the edges.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Cut It Up Challenge   #74  use a traditional sticker
Moving Along with the Times  stitching
Pinspiration Challenge   #144 Pink

Scribbles Design  #30 feathers, fins, or frogs

Craft Your Passion #268

Love to Scrap  #57
The Pink Elephant Challenge  #305

Monday, June 29, 2015

MC Jun/15 - Side Easel Yellow Roses - Let the Beauty - HB A friend asked me to make a card for a mutual friend... and this is what I came up with. It's a little over a 1/4"thick so mailing will be a little more expensive, but c'est la vie. Love the way it turned out and I'm using my favorite dies the Cuttlebug Flourish Emblem and the Die-Namics Heirloom Hybrid roses die cut from Decorated paper made with Brushos. you can see all the details and descriptions and more views by clicking on any image. Enjoy

I'm also using a quote stamp on the outside "Let the Beauty..." and  a sentiment and flourish frame from the "Happy Family Days" 5 pce set by Quietfire Design.

And it fits for these challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania  add a sentiment (2nd entry)
Dreamvalley Challenge  #109 girlie
TTCRD  #23 - 29 anything goes
Inky Impressions  #215  embellish it
Penny's Challenge  #233 anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  anything goes
Crafty Ribbon Challenge  #122 anything goes with ribbon
Alphabet Challenge  J for jewels
Fussy n Fancy  #142 fancy folds
Polka Doodle  #26 frame it
SisterAct Card Challenge  #112 anything goes
Wags n Whiskers Challenge  #157 more than  fold
Corrosive Challenges  #227 Sparkle
We Love 2 Create  #13 anything goes
Createalicious  #76 ribbon & pearls
Incy Wincy Designs  #302 color inspir image (see below)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

MC June/15 - Color Burst Flowers Easel - BFly Counts Not Months - HB
Continuing to play with my Ken Oliver Color Burst, this time using Tim's mask material to create a stencil/mask using Spellbinders "Dahlia" die set and then stamping/doodling in the resulting flower. Using up another of butterfly from my stash... it's a BIG stash...

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

I'm using the circle Butterfly quote (5pce set) and the "Enjoy your Day" (3pce set) stamps from Quietfire Design and the eCut "Happy Birthday" available on the Silhouette onLine store.

And it fits for these challenges:
Fantastic Tuesday  #91 summer
Cuttlebug  add a seniment
Loves Rubber Stamps  #157 die cuts
Tuesday Throwdown  #250 stenciling
Crafty Calendar Challenge  Monthly June fancy folds
Sir Stamps a Lot  Monthly June  dies/punches
Reasonable Ribbon Challenge  #120 sizzling summer colors + ribbon
Papertake Weekly  use 3 different or the same items (3flowers & 3BFlies)
Aud Sentiment Challenge  #134 summer time quote
Craft Your Passion  #267 anything goes

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

DT June/15 - Quill Peony Easel - Friendship - HB was one of those quandary days as to what to make for my DT spot on the Quietfire Creations blog... then I saw a peony in one of my magazines and remembered a challenge that called for white embossing on Kraft cardstock and the rest just evolved... I hand carved the peony - I seem to be doing quite a bit of hand carving lately, loving it...

added some quilling and created my favorite card shape - easel.

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions, more views etc by clicking on any card image or you can go directly to my website here.'m using one of the newest stamps("Friendship isn't a big thing...") from Quietfire Design - I know I'm going to be using it a lot BIG GRIN. I'm also using one of my favorite birthday stamps (7pce set) and part of a companion stamp.

And it fits for these challenges:
Southern Girl Challenge  #112  Bingo: lace, DP, Roses; twine, gold, mist; glitter, die/punch, ribbon
Lil Red Wagon  #294 stitching
JW Scrap Shack  #93 friendship
Polka Doodle Challenge  #25 Frame it
Simply Create Too  #88 old, vintage, shabby chic
All Sorts Challenge  #316 use a stamp
Catch the Bug Challenge  Bingo: teal/orange/pink, flower, button; lace, ribbon, pearl; 3D, free, embossing
MFP Stamp Shop  #267 white embossing on Kraft
Sweet Stampin Challenge  Bingo: purple, pearls, flowers; emboss, dies, orange; distress, brown, trees
Fashionable Stampin  #100 glitz & glamour
Sister Act Card Challenge  #111 anything goes
Hiding in My Craft Room  #205 Love is in the air

Monday, June 22, 2015

MC June/15 - Color Burst Scene - Love Does Not - HB playing with my Ken Oliver Color Burst and transferring them in to better containers... I originally thought the containers they came in were OK since they had a needle nose opening for bursting out the powder, but I have since decided I really don't like it. Hence transferring it to an other container (e Liquid Refiller containers for Electronic Cigarettes - don't ask me what that is...) but the bottles are 10ml clear plastic and come with a metal needle nose spout. Much easier - one to see the powder and if it is clumping and to give a more precise burst.
under flap
And when I finished with decorating a piece of watercolor paper, I decided it looked like a country garden and just couldn't resist continuing... and this is the end result BIG GRIN.
Anyway, you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

I'm also using several stamps from Quietfire Design. "Love Does Not Consist..."; "Happy Birthday Plain and Simple" 7 pce set; "We Cannot Tell..." 2 pce set; "Twirl and Enjoy" 3pce set.

And it fits for these challenges:
Frosted Designs  summertime
All Sorts Challenge  #316 use a stamp
Penny Black at All Sorts  wings
MelonHeadz Friends  summertime fun
Oh La La Creations  #183 summer
Cute Daisy May summer fun

Incy Wincy Designs #301
Artistic Inspirations  #134 anything goes

Friday, June 19, 2015

MC June/15 - Umbrellas - Invisible Tears

And using another of the newest stamps from Quietfire Design. This stamp "Invisible Tears..." originally came out in 2011, but now it has been slightly revamped and comes mounted on cling foam. Whether you have the older design or get the newest one it's still a great stamp.

I had one of those urges again... for some umbrellas. Umbrella stamps I do not own... so carved a couple from my favorite product - clear lino which I really love by Jack Richeson & Co available at Kensington art Supply here in Calgary. So easy to carve - I drew my design with a Bic black marker. Cut the umbrella out along it's outside edges. Then used my x-acto knife held at a 45º angle on either side of a rib line - voila - done. This is considered a solid or watercolor stamp which are the easiest to create.

I side folded my white card (5"w x 7"h). 

The first umbrella (lower left corner) I created a stencil from some paper, keeping the negative drop out as a mask for later. Placed the stencil on my card and stamped (Hero Arts "Flowing Flowers and Leaves" bkgr'd stamp) using Versamark, removed stencil and embossed with white embossing powder. Inked my umbrella stamp with Distress "Mermaid Lagoon" and "Black Soot" on the handle and tip.

Masked the first umbrella and stamped a smaller umbrella using "Worn Lipstick". Continued masking and stamping with various Distress colors. The large umbrella at the half way point on the right was stamped through the stencil using Impression Obsession "Bubbles", stencil removed and clear embossed prior stamping with the umbrella stamp inked with "Picked Raspberry" and touched a bit with the Lagoon.

carved umbrellas
After all the umbrellas were stamped, I stamped the raindrops (Designs By Ryn "Water Droplets) using Versafine Black Onyx.

Stamped the quote using the black onyx and clear embossed.

Created the paper umbrella from this tutorial ( I must admit, it's not as easy as it looks... mine just don't want to shape as neatly. Maybe the paper I'm using is too stiff... I will continue to try BIG GRIN but not loose any tears over it.

I used copy paper colored with Distress, die cut with Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die set, folded between the scallops, adhered to a piece of white floral wire with a bead at the top, then tied it with a narrow pink ribbon.

And fits for these challenges:
Crafty Sentiments  anything goes
Frilly and Funky  summer (rain is what we've been having in Calgary...)
Inky Impressions  #214 summertime
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  favorite tech or product (clear lino)
Crafty Ribbon Challenge  #121 rainbow of color + ribbon
Cute Card Thursday  #378 add a quote

Thursday, June 18, 2015

MC June/15 - Origami BFlies - Dwell in Possibility & Origami Butterfly Tutorial
Just got a bunch of the newest stamps from Quietfire Design. And again they are gorgeous... Had to play with one of them "I Dwell in Possibility" by Emily Dickinson. Love that saying.

I was also playing with making some origami butterflies. Fun - so had to put them on the card. I've included a tutorial with the card just in case you have a hankering to make some too. BIG GRIN.

Click on card image to see all the details and descriptions and to go to the tutorial. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Penny's Challenges  #232
Little Miss Muffet  #114
Sassy Studio Design  #286

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Origami Bows  Love making these origami bows. They are so easy to make too... You can see my tutorial HERE

The 3.5" wide bow is made with a 6" square piece of paper. The smallest bow 2.5" wide made from a 4" square.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

MC June/15 - Teapot Easel - Tea & Friends - Bonne Fete had an urge to make a teapot card.. and also wanted to use one of my newer dies - stacked teacups... love the way it turned out. BIG GRIN

I'm using dry embossing and lots of heat embossing and some of my own calligraphy.

You can see all the details and descriptions, more views etc by clicking on the card image. Enjoy

I'm using a sentiment stamp from the "Francais set" and part of a quote "Find Yourself a Cup..." from Quietfire Design.

And it fits for these challenges:
MMM Challenge  #197 embossing - heat or dry
Incy Wincy Designs  #300 tag
Papertake Weekly  somehting pretty
Fussy n Fancy  #141 distressed
Corrosive Challenges  #226 pile it on
Deep Ocean Challenge  #106  monochromatic
Craft Your Passion  #266
Love To Scrap Challenge  #56
Stamps Fun Creativity  #254
TTCRD  #16 - 22

Monday, June 15, 2015

MC June/15 - Red & White - Origami Bow - Celebrate

Canada Day is coming up soon and our colors are red and white...

I side folded my deep red textured cardstock (5"w x 7"h). Cut a piece of white cardstock approx 1/8" narrow on all sides, then ran through my embossing machine with Cuttlebug Anna Griffin's "Rosa" embossing folder. Adhered to card front.

Had a scrap piece of red, so cut a picot edged flag and added a top layer of plain white. Adhered to card front.

eCut the "Celebrate" from white cardstock, while on the mat colored with Distress "Festive Berry" direct to paper. Removed from mat and clear embossed. Adhered to card front.

I was reminded on Facebook about an origami bow (BabeBaMa) that I used to make eons ago, so made another one. My brain definitely needed refreshing... I used white copy paper at 6"sq and colored one side with "Worn Lipstick", again direct to paper. Added a large red square rhinestone. You can see a tutorial I made HERE

On the inside stamped the "Jumbo Tulip" (Stampendous) inking with the berry and some green, misting with water and stamping. dried and colored with Prisma colored pencils.

Stamped the quotes ("Twirl & Enjoy" 3pce set) using Versafine Black onyx and clear embossed.

The quotes are from Quietfire Design

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Paper Garden  Canada Day Card challenge (
Power Poppy Challenge  Monthly June  use colored or other pencils
Virginia's Challenge  #15 monochromatic
Crafty Creations  #291 embossing (2nd entry)
Frilly n Funky  monochromatic
SisterAct Card Challenge  #110 anything goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge  black, white + 1 color