Tuesday, June 28, 2016

MC June/16 - July 1 - Enjoy Your Day

So Canada Day is around the corner... July 1st - and I thought I'd use one of the newest Silhouette files from Suzanne available on the Silhouette onLine store HERE to celebrate the occasion.

Real simply made. Opened the file on my mat and increased the size to 5"h and cut from white cardstock. Colored and outlined portions of it using a Distress marker "Festive Berries"

Side folded a white card 4.25"w x 5.5"h. Adhered a piece of 2.5"w Sookwang tape to the center of the card, then adhered my cut file. Created some release paper masks for the edges of the #1 and carefully sprinkled a minute amount of Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter "Regal Red", burnished. Then sprinkled the rest of the card with Stickles dry glitter "Star Dust".

Stamped the sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx and pressed down solidly with my stamp to get a good impression.

Voila. It's now ready to mail to one of my Canadian Friends...

PS Suzanne also created some US files for the 4th of July. A Lantern & July Motif;

I'm also using a sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design "Twirl and Enjoy" 3pce set

And it fits for these challenges:

Sunday, June 26, 2016

MC June/16 - Easel Cups - Sit Right Here By Me - HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJun16_EaselCups_SitRightHereByMe_HB.html

I was in a mood to do a cup kind of card and created these huge double handle mugs - love those kinda cups... They hold so much deliciousness, be it flavored coffee, hot chocolate or whatever. BIG GRIN.

I've included a link to FREE download for a SCAL file and SVG files to create this card. Please give credit where credit is due when using the files. Enjoy and PS don't forget to check things are welded prior cutting. Go to my website HERE for the free download.

I'm using a bunch of Quietfire Design quote/sentiment and element stamps. ("Garden Bench Collection" 4pce set); ("Find Yourself a Cup..."); ("Happy Birthday Plain and Simple" 7pce set); ("Crackle Background"); ("Butterflies and Dragonflies" 7pce set); ("The Earth Laughs in Flowers..." 2pce set)

And it fits for these challenges:
Reasonable Ribbon  #142  sizzling summer colors + ribbon
The Paper Shelter   #254 BD for a girl
Alphabet Challenge  I for ink it up
Brown Sugar Challenge  #204 anything goes
JW Scrapshack  #144 anything goes

Dreamvalley Challenges  summer colors
Scribbles Designs   #42 sip and savor
All Sorts Challenge  #369  photo inspir color









http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJun16_EaselCups_SitRightHereByMe_HB.html

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJun16_EaselCups_SitRightHereByMe_HB.html


Saturday, June 25, 2016

MC June/16 - Golden Gate Bridge Easel Card - ECD Thinking Of You - In A Perfect World


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I've got a card on the Quietfire Digital blog today using the Golden Gate Bridge Silhouette file. Loving it. It's one of the newest from Suzanne. There is a Cable car, San Fransisco Skyline accordion card, as well as the image I used and the Trans American pyramid.

I'm also using an Elizabeth Craft Designs A Way With Words die "Thinking of You" also available on Quietfire Design HERE
http://quietfiredigital.blogspot.ca/

And I'm using a Quietfire Design quote stamp "In A Perfect World" 4pce set

Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions etc or click HERE to go to my web page. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Artistic Inspirations  #159 just for fun or anything goes
Cardmania Challenge  #81 around the world
Crafty Creations Challenge  #318 anything goes
Dar and Diane  for a guy
Fab n Funky challenge  #310 for a guy
Penny's Challenges  #283 anything goes
Scrapyland Challenge  #44 for a guy
The Sisterhood of Crafters  #57 create your own background
Southern Girls Challenge  #137  anything goes ( I know it's more than 8 challenges...)
Polka Doodle Challenge  #25 die cut


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

TH 101 - Week 3 - Days 8 & 9 - Acrylic Paint & Perfect Pearls - Butterfly tag

http://yogiemp.com/NittyGritty/THChemistry101/TH101_ChallengeWeek3_Days8-9_BFly.htmlI combined the 2 techniques for this weeks lesson... I'm not enamored of painting my stamps with acrylics, but must admit it gives a nice result. Just have to make sure the stamp gets cleaned immediately...

Love Tim's giant layered butterfly and inking the embossing folder with the acrylic dauber gave a nice result. And the perfect pearls sprayed on in the negative spaces.

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

I'm using a design/quote element stamp from Quietfire Design "Butterfly Circle - May The Wings..." 5pce set

And it fits for these challenges:
Cute Card Thursday  #430  bugs/Bflies
Dies R Us  #50 butterflies
TTCRD  #21 - 27 anything goes

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

MC June/16 - Tri Fold Quill - ECD Happy Birthday - Let The Beauty


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJun16_TriFoldQuill_ECDHappyBirthday_LetTheBeauty.html


I was in a mood to do some Malaysian style quilled flowers (you can see a tutorial by Angela from The Crafty Angels HERE)

And I had the rosette floral thing (made with Joanna Sheen Signature Lace die) from quite a while back still sitting on my desk...

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJun16_TriFoldQuill_ECDHappyBirthday_LetTheBeauty.htmlI'm using an "A Way With Words" die from Elizabeth Craft Designs ("Happy Birthday" 2pce die set) available in the near future, designed by Suzanne Cannon (also available HERE).

I'm also using a quote and design element stamp from Quietfire Design  ("Let The Beauty..."); ("Crackle Background") 


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

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJun16_TriFoldQuill_ECDHappyBirthday_LetTheBeauty.htmlAnd it fits for these challenges:
Fashionable Stamping   #112 flowers
4 Crafty Chicks  #303  Metal (the diamond shaped paper click holding card closed - seen in top photo)
Seize The Birthday  anything goes
Crafty Catz Weekly  #329 dots (the lattice work embossed design is all dots)
Fussy and Fancy  #166 flowers
All Sorts Challenge  #368 garden/flowers
Love To Scrap  #80 anything goes
Cuttlebug Mania  Flowers/wreaths
Deep Ocean Challenge  #131 metal or wood (the diamond shaped paper click holding card closed - seen in top photo)


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJun16_TriFoldQuill_ECDHappyBirthday_LetTheBeauty.html

Monday, June 20, 2016

MC June/16 - Paper Bow - ECD With Sympathy - Perhaps They Are Not Stars

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quietfirecreations.blogspot,caMy turn on Quietfire Creations again this time with a sympathy card and making a paper bow with an envelope punch I haven't done this in over 2 years...

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions etc by clicking on any card image or go to my website HERE. Enjoy

I'm using an A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs die "With Sympathy" also available on Quietfire Design HERE


Also using a quote stamp by Quietfire Design "Perhaps They Are Not Stars..." and "Crackle Background"

And it fits for these challenges:
One Layer Simplicity  #28 stencil
Penny's Challenges  #281 favorite embellies (rhinestones)
Polka Doodle Challenge  #24 die cuts
Incy Wincy Designs  buttons & bows
Craft Your Passion  #317 anything goes

quietfirecreations.blogspot,ca

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Calligraphy Postcards

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/Postcards.html
At our last Guild Pot Luck (June 13/16) we created postcards - thanks Kerri for a fun evening.

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

I'm using one of the newest design element stamps from Quietfire Design "Crackle Background" - loving it...


Saturday, June 18, 2016

MC June/16 - Easel Flamingo ECD Summer - In Summer the Song

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJun16_EaselFlamingo_ECDSummer_InSummerTheSong.html
Came across a bunch of bulrush images and the flamingo and really wanted to use them all... Then I decided to use Tim's faux marbling technique for the background and love the way it turned out.

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

I'm using one of the newest dies (summer) from Elizabeth Craft Designs A Way With Words "4 Seasons" 4 pce set, also available on Quietfire Design  HERE

I'm also using one of the newest quote stamps "In Summer The Song..." from Suzanne from Quietfire Design

And it fits for these challenges:
Tim Holtz OnLine Card Class  week 2 (faux marble background)
Craft Your Passion  #316 anything goes
Crazy Challenge  #224  Bingo: ribbon, lace, twine; gems, digi, pearls; die cut, DP, flowers
City Crafter  #316 Beach
Crafty Sentiments  Summer
TTCRD  #14 - 20 anything goes
Crafty Creations Challenge  #317 Tic Tac Toe: sentiment, punch/dies, pearls; flower, image, summer; leaves, BD, tag
Inky Impressions  #286 summer
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  #156 anything goes
Little Miss Muffet  #140 anything goes
Cut It Up Challenge  #98 sun & surf
Craft Stamper  lets get inky
Simply Create Too  #111 buttons or bows
Pile It On Challenge  #110  Old (the EK Success punch), New (all the digis, die & quote stamp), Blue (the whole card)
QKR Stampede  #196 stitching ("Stitched Rectangle" die set for quote)
My Time To Craft  #323 summertime

Saturday, June 11, 2016

MC June/16 - Chalkboard Easel - Fedora - DAD - You Are the Best

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I was in a mood to make a Father's Day card in memory of my dad who passed away about 25 years ago... Also wanted to use some of the newest electronic files  from Suzanne available on the Silhouette onLine store.   "Chalkboard Easel"; "Fedora" & "Daddy & Me" And of course wanted to upload it to Suzanne newest blog for digital cutting "Quietfire Digital"

quietfiredigital.blogspot.caI'm also using one of the newest stamp sets "I Don't Tell You Often Enough" 5pce set; and the "Crackle Background" - loving all these new things BIG GRIN

Anyway, click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions or click HERE to go to my web page. 

And it fits for these challenges:
Craftin Desert Divas  for a guy
Love to Scrap Challenge  #79 for a guy
Melon Headz Friennds  for a guy
Oh La La Creations  #206 for a guy
Facebook Card Maker Magazine Challenge   for Dad
Tuesday Throwdown  #297 for a guy
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  for a guy
Reasonable Ribbon  #142  for a guy + ribbon
JW Scrap Shack  #142 for Dad
Polka Doodle Challenge  #22 for Dad (2nd entry)
QKR Stampede  #195 for a guy 
Craft Calendar Challenge  Father's Day (2nd entry)
Catch The Bug  #411 for a guy


quietfiredigital.blogspot.ca


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Tim Holtz 101 - Challenge Week 2 - Days 4 - 6 - The Hum of Bees

http://yogiemp.com/NittyGritty/THChemistry101/TH101_ChallengeWeek2_Days4-6_HumOfBees.html
I supposed it would be a good idea it I read the instructions ROFL... Apparently the challenge for Week 1 was only to concentrate on Days 1 & 2 from the class list... so what did I do... all  5 days and day 6 of week 2.

So I have now read the instructions, still laughing... and am only supposed to concentrate on Day 4 - 6 (re-inkers; stains/sprays; markers) for this week's challenge. So today's card is mostly stains.

I recently picked up Tim's large bee with embossing folder - fun.

I'm using a quote stamp from Quietfire Design; "The Hum of Bees..." ("Garden Delights" 8pce set)

To see all the details and descriptions etc, just click on card image. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Anything But Cute Challenge   #14 Birds and bees
Artistic Inspiration  #158 anything goes
The Paper Shelter  #252 sentiment
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #367 inspired by a movie (1978 "The Bees" horror film)
All Sorts Challenge  #366 the great outdoors (2nd entry)
The Corrosive Challenge  #6 lots of layers (5 layers)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Tim Holtz 101 - Day 6 - Distress Markers


http://yogiemp.com/NittyGritty/THChemistry101/TH101_Day6_MarkersTags.html
And another day under my belt... with Distress markers. Admittedly, I have all the colors... but use them mostly for touch ups here and there, not for coloring. I prefer my watercolors to color with. But inking a stamp is definitely easier with markers than mini pads...

http://yogiemp.com/NittyGritty/THChemistry101/TH101_Day6_MarkersTags.htmlI love that bird stamp from Penny Black and use it often.

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

I'm using a couple of an A Way With Words dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Hello" and "Spring from 4Seasons" 4 pce set (alos available on Quietfire Design HERE and HERE)

And using a few stamp sets from Quietfire Design "Always Be My Friend" 3pce set; "Jewelry Words" 6 pce set; "How Lovely is the Silence..."; and "Crackle Background"

And it fits for these challenges:
Penny Black at All Sorts  flower power
TTCRD  #7 - 13  anything goes
The House That Stamps Built  J0116  blue, yellow, white. oops, this one closed before I got my tag in... but works for the next one "use 2 or more stamps..."
Dies R Us  #50 birds (2nd entry)
Pinspirational Challenge  #67 see pic

http://yogiemp.com/NittyGritty/THChemistry101/TH101_Day6_MarkersTags.html

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Tim Holtz 101 - Day 5 - ReInkers - Tags


http://yogiemp.com/NittyGritty/THChemistry101/TH101_Day5_Sprays&StainsTags.html
And another day under my belt... Love re-inkers and all they can do. Although I keep forgetting about the marbling technique... and after trying an idea I had - doing re-inkers on glossy cardstock - it will be one of my go to techniques for backgrounds. Loving the effect.

http://yogiemp.com/NittyGritty/THChemistry101/TH101_Day5_Sprays&StainsTags.htmlUsing a bunch of Designs By Ryn stamps from the Sea Creatures sets 1 & 2. Loving these sets.

You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any tag image. enjoy

I'm using an A Way With Words die "Dream" from Elizabeth Craft Designs (also available on Quietfire Design HERE)

And it fits for these challenges:
Designs By Ryn  monthly June use Ryn's stamps
Cute Daisy May  Monthly June  Bring on summer
Fashionable Stampin  #111 blots & splashes
Sir Stamps A Lot  feature a creature
Craft Your Passion  #315 anything goes
MFP Stamp Shop  #23  Beach CAS
Cupcake Challenge  #363 cupcake inspir "Under the sea"
MMM Challenge  #241 Inspir image

http://yogiemp.com/NittyGritty/THChemistry101/TH101_Day5_Sprays&StainsTags.html

Monday, June 6, 2016

Tim Holtz Day 4 - Re-Inker Tags


http://yogiemp.com/NittyGritty/THChemistry101/TH101_Day4_ReInkerTags.html

Day 4 completed now hopefully I can continue the pace while working this week... Probably will lapse quite a bit...

And again, these tags will probably find their way on to a card front...

I love re-inkers and Distress pads. If you read any of my descriptions of cards, you'll see it's rare I don't use them in some way, shape or form.

http://yogiemp.com/NittyGritty/THChemistry101/TH101_Day4_ReInkerTags.html
Anyway, if you want to see how I created these tags, just click on any tag image. Enjoy

I'm using a couple of the A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs dies "Summer" & "Friends" (also available on Quietfire Design HERE and HERE)

And I'm using a couple of the NEWEST stamps from Quietfire Design (Cherish "Jewelry Words" 6pce set); (Those Who Find... "Always Be My Friends" 3pce set); and also a few oldies but goodies "Butterfly/Dragonfly" 7pce set; and "Butterfly Circles" 5pce set.

And it fits for these challenges:
Avenue 613  #179 anything goes
We Love To Create  #12 anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge  #92 anything goes
Our Creative Corner  monthly June  create a beautiful mess

http://yogiemp.com/NittyGritty/THChemistry101/TH101_Day4_ReInkerTags.html

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Tim Holtz 101 Day 3 - Archival - Solvent & Oil Based Inks - Tags


http://yogiemp.com/NittyGritty/THChemistry101/TH101_Day3_Archival_Solvent&OilBasedInks_Tags.html
And tags for day 3 are done, only a day late... I rarely use archival inks or oil based inks. I guess they have their uses, but I still prefer my water based inks and Versafine pads.

http://yogiemp.com/NittyGritty/THChemistry101/TH101_Day3_Archival_Solvent&OilBasedInks_Tags.htmlAnyway you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any tag image. Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/NittyGritty/THChemistry101/TH101_Day3_Archival_Solvent&OilBasedInks_Tags.htmlI'm using an Elizabeth Craft Designs A Way With Words die "Live' (also available on Quietfire Design HERE)

And I'm using a sentiment and a couple of the newest quotes from Quietfire Design "Every Good & Perfect Gift..."; "Autumn is a Second Spring..."; "Twirl & Enjoy" 3 pce set. and the "Butterfly/Dragonfly" 7pce set

And it fits for these challenges:
All Sorts Challenge  #366 the great outdoors
Catch The Bug  Monthly June anything goes
Hiding In My Craft Room  #253 summer colors
JW Scrap Shack  #141 recycled scraps (used all the bits and pieces from the w/c paper after using it to cut larger pieces)
Brown Sugar Challenge  #201 use a new technique... are there any?? I believe I've tried every technique I've ever come across...
Crafty Catz Challenge  #327 add a BFly

http://yogiemp.com/NittyGritty/THChemistry101/TH101_Day3_Archival_Solvent&OilBasedInks_Tags.html

Saturday, June 4, 2016

MC June/16 - Easel Steampunk Hat - The Longest Journey

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJune16_EaselSteampunkHat_TheLongestJourney.html

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJune16_EaselSteampunkHat_TheLongestJourney.htmlSuzanne from Quietfire Design has started a new blog dedicated to digital cutting - QuietfireDigital.Blogspot.ca. This is my 1st project for the blog - loving this newest cutting file "Steampunk Top Hat" from Suzanne - BIG GRIN

"Is this the man in your life? Or perhaps his alter ego!? Assemble this hat as you please in colours of your choice and it’s ready to go on a card front or scrapbook page."

Instead I decided to create an easel card with the file - real easy to do... and I'm finally finding a use for some of my Kanban cardstock. I thought they were perfect for a Steampunk theme.

Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions or click here to go to my web page. Enjoy

I'm using a quote stamp from Quietfire Design

And it fits for these challenges:
Frilly n Funky  meaningful words
City Crafter  #314 feathers
Digi Stamps For Joy  #125 anything goes
Die Cut Divas  anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks  #301 for a guy
Crafty Calendar Challenge  monthly June  for a guy
Emerald Creek  for a guy (use emerald creek products) (Thanksgiving & Onyx Frost embossing powders)
Polka Doodle Challenge  #22  for a guy
Sweet Stampin Challenge  for a special guy


 http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJune16_EaselSteampunkHat_TheLongestJourney.html



Thursday, June 2, 2016

Tim Holtz 101 - Day 2 - Watercolor Tags

http://yogiemp.com/NittyGritty/THChemistry101/TH101_Day2_WatercolorTags.html
I'm doing it again... taking Tim's #101 class as a refresher... and yes #102 as well, all in preparation for Tim's #103 class coming in August. Hopefully I can keep up with the creating in the next month considering how busy I am at work... Maybe I'll put off going to sleep.
http://yogiemp.com/NittyGritty/THChemistry101/TH101_Day2_WatercolorTags.html

I'm using some of Elizabeth Craft Designs dies "Laugh" and "Spring" (4pce "Season's" set) both also available on Quietfire Design HERE and HERE

And I'm using 2 of the NEWEST quote stamps from Quietfire Design - loving them all... "The Earth Laughs in Flowers" 2pce set and "Spring has returned the Earth..."

Also using a hummingbird and hibiscus stamp sets from Designs By Ryn

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

And Fits for these challenges:
Tim Holtz Gallery week 1:
Little Miss Muffet  anything goes
Dies R Us  #50  Birds

http://yogiemp.com/NittyGritty/THChemistry101/TH101_Day2_WatercolorTags.html


MC Jun/16 - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/
 
My turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today and since I'm in Xmas card mode... here's an easy peasy one. What could be easier than using one of Suzanne's Christmas stamp sets to create a card...

I'm using the "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" 3pce set on the front and "Let It Snow - large" on the inside


http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/
Click on any card to see all the details and descriptions or click HERE to go to my website.


And it fits for these challenges:
Craftin Desert Divas  create a scene
Lil Red Wagon  #344 fit it in
Penny's Challenges  #280 anything goes
Scrapyland  #43 anything goes


http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

MC May/16 - Easel Pink Rose - ECD Merry Christmas - God Gave Us Memory



http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCMay16_EaselPinkRose_ECDMerryChristmas_GodGaveUsMemory.html
As I mentioned the other day, got my newest Quietfire Design rubber stamps in the mail and Suzanne has outdone herself AGAIN!!!!. After making the yellow rose card which you can see HERE, I had to make a pink rose ("The Earth Laughs In Flowers" 2pce set) card.

I had created the eCut file for the yellow rose - so I cut some more from watercolor paper and painted it in pinks...

So if you want to see all the details and descriptions, just click on any card image - enjoy.


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCMay16_EaselPinkRose_ECDMerryChristmas_GodGaveUsMemory.html
I'm using an A Way With Words die "Merry Christmas" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE

and I'm using a few more of the newest stamps from Quietfire Design. "God Gave Us Memory") and ("I Don't Tell You Often Enough" 5pce set) - and as you can see it's another Xmas card... I'm on a roll.

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCMay16_EaselPinkRose_ECDMerryChristmas_GodGaveUsMemory.html
And it fits for these challenges:
Jingle Belles Rock  Xmas no blues
Crazy Hazelnut Challenge  Monthly June anything Xmas
Crafty Sentiments Challenge  gems or pearls
TTCRD  #31 - 6  anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown  #296 proud of you
All Sorts Challenge  #365  lots of pink
Hiding In My Craft Room  #252 any holiday (2nd entry)
Avenue 613  #178 anything goes
The Paper Shelter  #251  flowers

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCMay16_EaselPinkRose_ECDMerryChristmas_GodGaveUsMemory.html