Thursday, January 11, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge

What's a "twofer" you ask?  If you've ever visited Darnell's blog DJ Kard Kreations, then you've most certainly heard her use the term "twofer".  It's like two for the price of one or in her case, two cards in one visit.  Darnell has just recently started a new challenge blog called Twofer Card Challenge where you use one image to make two different cards for different occasions using an inspiration word.  So fun!

I just recently purchased some new sentiments and images from Rubbernecker and one of the images just happened to be these darling birds called "Be Yourself" ~ perfect for the challenge:
 This first card uses a sentiment from Rubberneckers called "Being You".  This sincere sentiment took on a witty meaning when paired with these fun little guys.

The second card uses a sentiment from My Creative Time "Tweet Me" set.  Again, a very fitting sentiment for this darling image.
I wanted these cards to be the same but different.  I cut the main image using Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Rectangles and used bold colored patterned papers to bring out the colors of the birds.

I'll be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
Work It Wednesday ~ Something New
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Patterned Paper

I hope you'll take the time to join in on the fun at Darnell's new Twofer Card Challenge blog.  It's a great way to add cards to your stash and have fun at the same time.  She's got an amazing line-up of talented designers to inspire you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Get Your Cake On!

Hello friends.  Today's card is all about the cake, so let's get our cake on and celebrate!
Personally speaking, my favorite cake flavor is chocolate with peanut butter frosting but this one is pretty in pink, don't you think?

Here's what I did:
I started by cutting this Sue Wilson Designs Scalloped Lattice Frame out of white cardstock and mounted it to a pink A2 sized card base.

Next, I cut the Sue Wilson Make A Cake out of white cardstock.  I added color to the cake pieces using Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Inks.  I added the detail to the cake stand by rubbing ink into the grooves of the die while the cardstock was still inside the die.  This gave a subtle detail which I really loved.

I assembled the cake using Best Glue Ever.  This really is a great glue and it's new at DRU!  It dries clear and quickly and gave a very strong bond.  I also cut an Elizabeth Craft Designs Dotted Scallop Oval out of white card stock and a  blue one using Elizabeth Craft Designs Fitted Ovals.  

This is the assembled card.  

I mounted the cake using foam dots to give it some dimension.

I enjoyed this cake die so much, I just had to make another birthday card to add to my stash.

I'll be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
The Card Concept ~ Clean & Layered
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday ~ Anything Goes
Work It Wednesday ~ Something New (Sue Wilson Make A Cake)

I hope you enjoyed today's project.  Be sure to visit  Dies R Us and check out all their new additions to the store.  They've been busy stocking the shelves with lots of new products.

Come join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sweet In Every Way

I'm popping in with two cards that I made for current challenges ~

 This one goes along with PTI's Make-It Monday where Melissa challenged us to create heat embossed stenciled backgrounds.  I used the circle cover plate and heat embossed using copper embossing powder.  I used Fun Frames and Farmer's Market Florals.  You can see I was clearly inspired by Melissa's beautiful cards!

This card was made for The Card Concept ~ Sweet Inspiration.  I used a Clean and Layered style and was inspired by the soft pinks and grey colors.
I used Altenew's Layered Cupcake set and a sentiment from PTI Sweet Holiday Wishes

I'll also be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Double D Challenge ~ Birthday
Dies R Us ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Flower Box and Warm Fuzzies

Good morning friends~  It's cold outside but it's spring time in my craft room!  I've been busy in my craft room making some dimentional flowers using lots of great cardstock from Cut Cardstock.

Here's a snapshot of the products I used today:

I started with the beautiful Elizabeth Craft Designs Susan's Garden Rose first by cutting the rose petals from Astrobrights 65# Plasma Pink Cardstock.  I added a bit of red color to the centers  and white to the edge of each petal using Pan Pastels.  

 I then molded the petals on a soft molding mat using a ball stylus.  The 65# weight of this cardstock makes it the perfect choice for shaped flowers and the colors are so vivid and bright.  Just look at the wonderful detail on the molded petals.  Beautiful!

Next is the Garden Notes Carnations from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The petals of the carnations were cut using Neenah 80# Solar White Cardstock.  I rubbed a bit of distress ink in the centers and edges of each of the flowers and molded them as well.

I assembled all of the flowers using Glossy Accents because it is a super strength glue.  Look how beautiful they turned out!

These little flowers are made using ECD Bunch of Flowers 4.  They were cut from 80# Neenah Solar White Cardstock.  I added distress ink to the centers of the petals and used a copic marker to color the indentation on the petals.  I finished them off by adding pink Prills from ECD to the centers of each of the flowers.

The Pair of Leaves 1 were cut from 65# Pop Tones Gumdrop Green.   I added a bit of Crushed Olive Distress Ink to the edges.

 I've had this heart shaped box sitting in my closet of shame for a very long time and finally pulled it out for this project.  I cut a heart slightly smaller than the box out of Astrobright Re-Entry Red and glued it to the top of the box using Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Adhesive.  I then cut a doily out of Neenah Solar White Cardstock and adhered that to the top of the box as well.

Next, I added the leaves and then played around with the design.  This is the finished project.  You can see that I added some ECD Garden Notes Ivy Vine which was cut out of  Astrobrights 65# Gamma Green.

I also added yellow Prills to the centers of the carnations for a more finished look.

I hope you enjoyed today's project and are inspired to try making some dimentional flowers of your own.  They're easier to make than you might think and very rewarding in the end!  You can find many beautiful flower dies at Elizabeth Craft Designs and Cut Cardstock has all the cardstock you need to make beautiful floral arrangements and this month you'll find all the Astrobright Cardstock on sale.

And I'm giving you a "two-fer" today:
I just had to make a card using the inspiration from Inspired By All the Little Things.  Linda chose the most darling inspiration photo ever!  How could I let it pass by? I used Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters because this stamp set had almost every animal in the inspiration photo.  

I'll be adding one of these projects to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Something New
Dies R Us Challenge Blog ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Warm Winter Wishes & A Winner

Hello my friends~  Are you staying warm?  It's been so cold here in Maine, our oil delivery people are woefully busy delivering oil to keep people warm this winter.  They're so far behind that people are lining up at the gas stations with 5 gallon tanks to get deisel fuel to put in their oil tanks to keep from running out of oil until their delivery arrives.  I wanted to be sure to thank our oil company as well as the deliver guy himself for all their hard work and patience through this cold snap.  Just to get through on the phone with them, I had to wait a half an hour so I could order oil.
I used the challenge that my friend Linda is hosting,  at Merry Monday Christmas Blog to make my card using dry embossing.  The Memory Box Warm Mittens set comes with two different sizes of dies.  Just perfect for wintery projects like this!

I also put together a little goodie bag filled with treats to give our delivery guy something to nibble on during those long days of delivering in the frigid cold and trudging through lots and lots of snow.  

And today is the day I announce the winner of the giveaway I had on my blog for this darling stamp set from Avery Elle.
Random Integer picked #30 ~ Vicki Robertson.  Congratulations Vickie!  Please contact me with your mailing address so I can get this right out to you!

Thanks for stopping by!