Friday, June 24, 2016

Cut it Up Challenge #99

Hi Crafty Friends,

Cut it Up Challenge #99 is a 3-D project.  My Jaded Blossom dies made this an easy one for me.  I made a cute little birthday treat/gift bag using the Goody Bag Die and added a fun digi stamp from our challenge sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps.

I used my Cuttlebug to cut out the Goody Bag and front panel.  I colored the image using Prisma water color pencils blended using the Tombow blending pen N00.  I also added some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle to the balloons and frosting.  The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Sweet Birthday Wishes set which I stamped and then heat embossed.  The twine and sprinkles are from Doodlebug Designs.  The patterned paper is from PhotoPlay and is part of the Party Boy set.



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

For a Special Friend

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time for Delightful Challenge #11.  You'll have four weeks to enter our challenge!!
For my project, I've used the new Peggy Legz set from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

Isn't she cute?  I colored her using Copic Markers.  The mats were cut with stitched rectangles.  I added some ribbon and a cute little clothespin that I found at Target.

I hope you'll join in our challenge.  You could win a Digital Delights voucher and maybe be asked to join us as a guest design.  Just click the Challenge link above.

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

My Dad Rocks!

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's my day to post at Paper Crafting World.

Today I have a cute Father's Day card using the Dinosaur Babies cut file from PCW.
I've used only one of the four dinosaur babies in the set.

In order to have the dad and baby match, using my Silhouette. I copied the image, reversed it and then sized it down to make the baby.   I chalked the edges with VersaMark Chalk ink and used dimensionals to pop up the daddy dino.  The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Father's Day set.  The papers are from my stash.

Have a wonderful day.  Thanks for stopping by. 


Sunday, June 12, 2016

You're a Tough Cookie

Hi Crafty Friends,
My daughter asked for a card to give to one of her customers who is scheduled for surgery soon.
We decided to make a lollipop holder since we found the perfect Jaded Blossom sentiment and SVG Cutting Files cut file.  
We love the way it turned out.
Jaded Blossom:  Lollipop Die, Mini Tag Dies, Get Well Stamp set, Milk and Cookies Stamp set
SVG Cutting Files:  One Tough Cookie card which I altered in Silhouette studio cutting off half the card base and sizing it to fit the Lollipop holder
I think her customer will get a kick out of the treat  and appreciate her thoughtfulness.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Cut It Up Challenge #98

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time for another Cut it Up Challenge.
Challenge #98 is Sand and Surf and don't forget to use a die cut.

Our challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps who provided this cute crab digital image for my project.

I used a sticker that I found in my stash from a Shop Hop that I went on about 4 years ago.  I just added some mats.  I used Jaded Blossom's Card Mat dies and Tropical dies as well.  The crab was colored using Prismacolor pencils and cut out with my Scan n Cut.  I decided not to use a blending agent but rather let the tooth of the paper show through.  I have a lot of experimenting to do using color pencils to determine what techniques and papers I like best.

I hope you'll join us in this challenge.  Don't forget to use a die cut.


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Digital Delights Alphabet Characters

Hi Crafty Friends,
The second half of the Delightful Alphabet Characters has been released at 
Digital Delights by Louby Loo.
Head on over to the design team blog to see the remainder of the release.
I'm sharing N Needle Mouse - so adorable!

The papers are Carta Bella Sew Lovely.  I colored the image using Prima Water Color Pencils.  I used a Lolliz gel pen for the thimble and needle and filled in the "N" with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen.  The button and twine is from my stash. I cut the image out using my Scan n Cut.

Here's a look at the entire character collection.
Complete Character Letter set

Our Delightful Monthly Challenge is still open.  Visit our Challenge Blog to link up your own
Digital Delights Challenge


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

For Dad

Hi Crafty Friends,
It's my day to post on the Paper Crafting World Blog.

With Father's Day a little over two weeks away I thought I'd share Father's Day card.  My daughter laid claim to it before I even got it assembled!!!

I used Paper Crafting World's Tag Chevron - Dad cut file.  Right now it's on sale for only $1.  I was going through my masculine papers and found several that I thought would look good on this card.  I cut everything on my Silhouette.

There are lots of wonderful Dad's Day files in the PCW store.  Be sure to check them out.


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Pencil Play

Hi Crafty Friends,

I'm still finding time to play with Prismacolor pencils.  Using pencils requires some new techniques but I think it's exciting to expand my crafty horizons so I'll keep trying.

I've used Diana, Here's the Scoop from Stamp Annie Thing and actually put it on a card I had already assembled.  I just swapped out the focal image.  I've made so many cards over the past years and I've decided that when I like a card layout but not necessarily the focal image, I'll just swap it out.  
So here's my card.

I'm learning so much about using pencils especially layering and shading.   A lot has to do with the "tooth" of the paper and adding color without completely filling in the tooth.  Once that's done, it's difficult to add and blend color.  I'll just keep practicing.   Now, besides keeping my pattern papers sorted by theme and my card stock sorted by manufacturer - so I know what cuts best in my cutters, I have to keep my Copic papers, my water color papers, and my pencil papers separate since using the right paper makes a huge difference.  Good thing I love to sort and organize!!!

Thanks for sharing my creative journey.  


Friday, May 27, 2016

What's New?

Hi Crafty Friends,
Time for a new challenge at Cut it Up Challenge Blog.  This is a SKETCH challenge.  
I've used a sketch from to create my card but instead of using the actual cut file, I cut the pieces using Jaded Blossom dies.

Here's the sketch:

Jaded Blossom Products used:
Card Mat Dies
Stitched Circles Dies
Panel Dies
Border Dies
Hey Chickie stamp set
Other materials:
Copic markers
American Craft twine
Doodlebug Designs sequins
Authentique Homestead 6x6 paper pack
Powder Puffs chalk ink

Our challenge runs for two weeks.  You can enter HERE.
You must use a DIE CUT and don't forget to include the SKETCH you followed.
This challenge is sponsored by


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Shop Til You Drop

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time for the Delightful Monthly Challenge #10.
The theme is always ANYTHING GOES using a stamped image - digital or rubber.

For my project I've used Shopping Bella Boo from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

I thought she would be perfect for a gift card holder.  I used Jaded Blossom's Folding Gift Card Die.  I also used the Stitched Circle Die and Spring Dies 2 for the sentiment.  The sentiment comes with the digi set.  The image was colored using Copic markers.

Please follow the link above and join in our challenge.  You have 3 weeks to link your entry.

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