Friday, October 30, 2015

Sweets for My Sweet

Hi Crafty Friends,
Cut it Up Challenge #83 is now open.  The theme is Sweets for my Sweet.
I decided to make a cute little Halloween tweet for a special 4 year old.  The pumpkin treat box is from the Silhouette online store.  This file comes with 4 different Jack O'Lantern faces.
The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Candy Wraps set and it's stamped on one of the JB Mini Tag Dies 2.   I added some inking using VersaMagic Chalk Ink - gingerbread.
Our challenge is sponsored by 
As Cute As A Button.
Hop on over to the Cut it Up Challenge Blog and join in our fun challenge.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Clear it Out challenge #97

Hi Crafty Friends,

Our challenge this time is Halloween or Christmas and the stash item is a DIE CUT.
I'm using an image from our sponsor, SLS Lines, which is a Sugar Skull.

The Sugar Skull is not actually a Halloween image but rather one used during the celebration of 
Dia de Los Muertos which joyfully honors the dead.  To that end, I wanted to keep my design truer to that tradition rather than the Halloween colors and embellishments.

I used Spectrum Aquas to color the image and then covered it entirely with clear Wink of Stella.
The mat is the large Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die.  I used a gold Pilot Paint Marker to draw the borders on the card base and image mat and then added a prima flower.

You can join in this challenge by linking up to the Clear it Out challenge blog.

The sponsor for this challenge is
They are offering a prize of 3 digi stamps from their online store.


Monday, October 26, 2015

Pumpkin, Pumpkin

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today is my day at Paper Crafting World.

Today I've used the Pumpkin cut file to create two shape cards.

 I imported the file into my Silhouette software and then created an offset which I duplicated and then welded together to create the card base.  I added face features from a Silhouette file to create the Jack O'Lantern and a flag with leaves and a sentiment for the fall pumpkin.  A little doodling on both and these quick and easy cards are ready to send.

 You could cut the pieces and let your youngsters create fun cards for friends and family members.

Don't forget our October Challenge.  You have this week left to enter.

Just link your project (using a PCW product) HERE.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Sending Warm Winter Wishes

Hi Crafty Friends,
It's time for another Digital Delights Monthly Challenge.  It's always ANYTHING GOES but you must use a stamp (digital or rubber).  
My project uses Chimney Cat from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  I also used the Sending Warm Winter Wishes sentiment.

I colored with Copic markers adding Frosted Lace Stickles for the snow and fur on the hat.  I created the rooftop using Jaded Blossom's Border dies and Winter dies.  The patterned paper is from Doodlebug Designs as are the sequins.  I also added Frosted Lace Stickles to the rooftop and puffy embossing powder (heat set) to the icicles.

You can join our challenge HERE or by clicking the button on my sidebar.  This challenge will be open for THREE weeks since there's an extra Thursday in October.  
Looking forward to seeing your project!!!

Pirate Booty

Hi Crafty Friends,
It's my turn to post for Digi My World.

I've made this cute little treat bag using Ahoy Pirates (William).  He comes in a set with lots of images to choose from.

Ahoy Pirate (William)

I fussy cut the image after coloring him with Copic markers and put him on the Ticket Book die from Jaded Blossom.  I used a sentiment from JB's Pirate Booty set and heat embossed it onto a label from the Labels Die set.  The papers are from an older DCWV stack called All About Boys.  After inking the patterned paper, I added some twine and a brad.  I stapled everything to a treat bag filled with "pirate booty."


Monday, October 19, 2015

Fall Blessings

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I'm sharing a project for the Paper Crafting World design team blog.
I've used the Bear n Pumpkin Patch file which comes colored and in line art.

I imported the colored version into my Silhouette, traced it and added an offset.  Then I did a print and cut.  I stamped the sign board with a stamp from My Creative Time and added some highlights to the image using Copic markers and a fine tip marker.  I placed the image on the new Scallop Caddy Box by Jaded Blossom which was cut out using my Cuttlebug.  I also added some grass from the Spring Dies set by Jaded Blossom.  A twine bow and some Doodlebug sequins finished my little treat box.

Bear in patch ppr-dsb-325

 Don't forget the PCW October challenge and be sure to visit PCW's Facebook page.



Friday, October 16, 2015

Spooky Greetings

Hi Crafty Friends,
It's time for Cut It Up Challenge #82.  This is a Halloween challenge but no cards for this one.  We're asking for TAGS and, of course, a die cut.

For my tag I've used all Jaded Blossom products along with my trusty Cuttlebug.

Jaded Blossom:
Luggage Tag die, Label dies, Halloween Dies, Halloween Paint Splatters, and Halloween Panels.
I also used:
Ranger Distress Ink Minis, Versafine Ink, Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and some tule from my stash.

You can join in our challenge by linking your Halloween Tag project HERE

The challenge prize is a #15 gift certificate from
One Happy Cut


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Clear it Out Challenge #96

Hi Crafty Friends,

Our next challenge at Clear It Out Challenge is a color challenge:  "white + one other color."  The stash item is "anything goes."
I'm using an image from our challenge sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps.

This card is truly CAS.  The middle white layer is embossed using the Cuttlebug Zebra Stripe folder.  The image is colored with 3 Copic markers and I embellished with Doodlebug Designs sprinkles.  The sentiment is from the Monkey See Monkey Do stamp set by Jaded Blossom.

You can join in our challenge by linking your project HERE.


Monday, October 12, 2015

Pumpkins and Leaves

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's my turn to post for the Paper Crafting World design team.  
We started a new challenge on October 1st.  It is ANYTHING GOES with a twist:  use pumpkins or leaves.  The twist is optional.  Just remember that you must use a PCW file but if you've signed up for the newsletter or follow the blog (freebie Friday) you'll find free files that you can use.

The cut file I'm sharing today is perfect for the challenge because it's called
Pumpkins n' leaves and you can purchase it HERE.

I cut everything with my Silhouette then added some inking and a cute little harvest sign I found in my stash.  All of the papers were scraps from my paper stash.

I hope you'll join in our October challenge and visit the blog each day.  Our new designers are sharing some fabulous projects and tutorials to help you make the most of using products from Paper Crafting World.



Sunday, October 11, 2015

Hostess Monday at Digital Delights

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's my turn for Hostess Monday at Digital Delights by Louby Loo.   For my project I decided to do an SVG Paper Piecing.  I love Digital Delights digital stamps but sometimes it's fun to try one of the other great Digital Delights products.

I've made a card using the Bat Billy Paper Piecing.

The card is a 5 x 7.  I used my Silhouette to cut out all the pieces which I then inked and added some doodling here and there.  Some ribbon and gems and I have a cute Halloween card.

One thing I've learned when importing SVG files is that the files often import with the pieces already separated - easier to lay out on the virtual mat especially if you want to cut by color.  But then I wonder how all the pieces go together once they are cut.  So, a little trick I use is to copy the colored image from the store and then drop it in my open Silhouette design.  That way I have a picture reference right in front of me as I work.  When I save the file to my Silhouette library, I have the picture reference included with the saved file - easy peasy.

Bat Billy paper piecing

So glad you stopped by today. 


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Digital Delights New Release

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's October Release time at Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  This release will help you get ready for the Christmas/Winter holidays.

My project features Caroling Ginger.

I've used Copic markers to color and papers from Authentique.  A little chalk ink, a ribbon and bow, and a few Stickles and another Christmas card is complete - woohoo!

Stop by the design team blog to see the entire release.



Hi Crafty Friends

It's my design team day at Digi My World.
  Today I'm sharing another image from the Kawaii Coffee set.  This is such a fun set with so many options.

Isn't this a fun little treat box filled with Werther's Coffee Caramels?
It would be fun to slip in a coffee gift card too.

Kawaii Coffee
Along with the Kawaii Coffee set I also used:
  Border Dies, Dimensional Banner Dies, Java Time stamp set and a Gable Box.
Also, Copic Markers and Glossy Accents.


Friday, October 2, 2015

Cut It Up #81 ~ Back to Nature

Hi Crafty Friends,

For Challenge #81 at Cut it Up Challenges, we asking for die cuts of things from nature.

Here's my card.

First I stamped the background (mat cut out with Jaded Blossom's card mat dies) using stamps from Jaded Blossom's Autumn Leaves.  I stamped with Distress inks and then heat embossing with clear embossing powder so the leaves would show up on the dark background.  Then I added the die cut trees from Impression Obsession.  The ground was made using a die from Jaded Blossom's Tropical dies.  The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Harvest signs stamped and heat embossed on the sign post die from Jaded Blossom's Fall Die set.  A little inking, some twine and sequins and there you have it. 

I hope you'll join Cut it Up Challenge #81.  
This challenge is sponsored by As Cute As A Button.  
They're offering a #20 gift certificate.

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