Thursday, 21 September 2017

Water Colour Succulent Card

Good morning friends

I love this card - I made the water coloured panel back in early July, sitting outside on our deck in the sunshine. So that is what I remember when I look at this card and it makes me smile.


I used Colorburst & Magical Shaker water colour powders over a white embossed image, and when it was dry I die cut the panels to mount onto a folded card. I decided to outline the stamped image with a light grey marker to give it more contrast.



Below you can see my work in progress ... yes, I have 5 more of these panels to mount onto cards which are in my 'In Progress Bin' until I get to them. You can see how each one is different - that is part of the charm of Colorbursts - you never know what you are going to get! And if you get something you like, there is a pretty good chance you will never get it again. You definitely have to be 'open' to the process or you will end up frustrated.


Supplies:
White 110# card stock
Purple, turquoise green card stocks
Succulent stamp - Waffle Flower
Color Burst - Ken Oliver
Magical Shakers - Lindy's Stamp Gang
White embossing powder
Wonky stitched rectangle - MFT Stamps
Copic Markers
Fun foam
Stitched Fishtail banner dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stamps - Stamps of Life

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Coffee Lovers Bloghop 'To Go Cup' Card

Good morning friends

I'm back today with my third card for the Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Bloghop. I hope you have been able to check out the cool projects that are linked at the hop ... there are a couple of hundred great coffee/tea/cocoa ideas there!

I used a Stamps of Life 'to go' cup that I've had for ages. The cup body got a Wink of Stella treatment after colouring and I love how it looks.


The coffee bean embossing folder, words on the banner and words inside are all older (retired) stamps by Karen Burniston through Elizabeth Craft Designs.



I go through stages with coffee, and right now I'm in a coffee phase. With cream and sugar please & thank you. Actually, my favourite coffee right now is the new Tim Horton's Latte. Perfectly simple, just as the ad suggests.

Supplies:
White and brown card stocks
Coffee cup stamps & dies - the Stamps of Life
Embossing folder - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Wink of Stella
Fun Foam
Twine
Patterned paper - stash
Wonky stitched rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Coffee & Tea clear stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stitched Fishtail Banner dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Copic Markers

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Wobbly Ghost Halloween Card

Good morning friends

My card share today is another quick and easy one. I cut the Lawn Fawn Tree Backdrop twice from black card stock, then flipped the second one to give me a matching pair of trees on either side of the card.



I added glaze pen details to the printed ghost embellishment, then popped it up on the card with a Mini Action Wobble. I also added a printed label with foam tape.


Here is a peek at the inside ...


Supplies:
Leafy Backdrop, Portrait - Lawn Fawn
Black and Grey card stocks - Stampin' Up
Patterned paper - Recollections
Embellishment(s) - K & Company
Mini Action Wobble
Glaze pen - Sakura
White card stock

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Monday, 18 September 2017

Owl Charm Accordion

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Today's share is a Thanksgiving accordion card made using Karen Burniston's Charm Accordion die and some stickers from my stash.


I was hoarding this owl patterned paper and the stickers - but this Charm Accordion was the perfect opportunity to use them. I used the included jump ring die to dangle the apple charm, and the words were stamped on a punched label.


I went over the sticker owl eyes with a black glaze pen so they catch the light when the card is turned.


Here is the view from the back - the owl patterned paper had this cheerful yellow polkadot print on the reverse side.


Supplies:
Patterned paper and stickers - Doodlebug
Teal and white card stocks
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
Glaze pen - Sakura
Label punch - Stampin' Up
Happy Thanksgiving stamp - Verve

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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Katherine Label Pop-Up Card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Good morning friends

Today's share is another coffee themed card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop.


I pulled out an older patterned paper stack and was inspired to use these fall colours and my new Stampin' Up coffee cup set "Merry Cafe". Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-Up was the perfect choice to animate the coffee cup inside.

The patterned paper has lovely sparkly bits with gold foiling - I fussy cut the gold foiled labels etc to add as embellishments. I also pulled out a couple of punches for the leaves cut from scraps in the same pack.


Here is a look at the inside ...




Below you can see how far the cup raises up when you open the card. I love the Katherine Label Pop-Up - you can use it to animate so many things.

Be sure to check out the Blog Hop, there will be lots of cool projects to see.

Supplies:
1011 Katherine Label Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
Crumb cake card stock, white and off-white card stock
Copic markers
Merry Cafe stamp set - Stampin' Up
Punches - Marvy and Family Treasures

Card size 6 x 5"

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Saturday, 16 September 2017

C4C403 Sketch Pop-Up Card

Good morning friends

It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Rebecca Ednie is our hostess this month. Our Guest Designer for September is Teresa Kline and you can see Teresa's blog HERE

Rebecca has a sketch for us this week, which I used for the front of my card.




Inside I used the Floating Floor die from Karen Burniston's House & Fence Pop-Up to make a pop-up platform for my embellishments. This floating floor die is so cool - easy peasy to cut and adhere inside your card and you can attach so many different things to the tabs and pop-up platform.


I added black grass to the front platform as well as a ghost from the Halloween Elements set. I am not sure where I found the spider web die cuts, but they came in a package and I knew they would be fun for Halloween cards. The spider from the Halloween Scene is perfect to use with the webs, this one is cut from orange card stock.


The eyes on the embellishments are raised and glossy (Nuvo Crystal Drops). I also added a small piece of black card stock to the ghost on the top, so his eyes have more contrast. The words were white heat embossed on the bottom of the printed rectangle.


Finally, a side view so you can see the Pop-Up a little better.


Check out the C4C blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge. We'd  love to see your take on it, so be sure to stop by the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C403.

Supplies:
Grey, white and black card stocks
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Spider Web die cut - American Crafts
Embellishments - K & Company
Ghostly Greetings stamp - Simon Says Stamp
Happy Halloween - Darcies
Chalks - Stampin' Up
Wink of Stella
Sakura White Gel Pen
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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Friday, 15 September 2017

Coffee Cup Z-Fold Card

Good morning friends

One of the sets I received in my Stampin' Up order was this 'Merry Cafe'. Just in time for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop!

Since today is Flip-It Friday here on my blog, I decided to make a Z-fold card and use the new coffee stamps to participate in the Blog Hop as well. Our middle daughter LOVES Pumpkin Spice Latte's so this card will go to her.


The Stir Stick was fussy cut from wood grain paper and I added an orange Nuvo Crystal drop to the top.


Here is a peek at the inside ...



I made a second card using this stamp set and will post it here on Sunday. Meanwhile, be sure to check out all the fun and amazing coffee/tea/cocoa themed projects in the hop!

Supplies:
Stitched wonky rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Patterned paper - Echo Park
Coffee stamps - Merry Cafe - Stampin' Up
Doily
Crumb cake, brown and off white card stocks
Fun foam
Twine
Copic markers
Pumpkin embellishment - stash
Stitched fishtail banner dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Acorn - unknown
Pencil Crayons
Inside word stamp - Reverse Confetti
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Kitty Pop-Up Thanksgiving Card

Good morning friends

I have to tell you, I had a to-do list a mile long but when my new Stampin' Up order arrived I couldn't help myself and I had to play. After oohing and aaaahing at my new goodies, I fussy cut some pumpkins from the patterned paper and punched some black and orange cats from another sheet. OOOOOH. I decided I really needed to get to work on my list, so took everything into the craft room so it would be out of sight and out of mind, but when I put down the punch I spied a couple of scraps of patterned paper. Of course, I just had to punch a couple of cats. Then I wanted to stamp their faces. Then I added twine bows. Those leaf punched kitties were calling to me so I punched another facing the other direction and decided to go ahead and make a card.


 I kept the front of my card nice and simple ...


... because all the fun is on the inside!   I used the floating floor and fence from Karen Burniston's House & Fence Pop-Up, and the tree from the Tree Pop-Up as well.



Finally here is a side view so you can see the Pop-Up a little better.


Once I had this out of my system, I was able to put my new toys aside and start on my list. While I am a dog person, I think this cat punch is going to be a lot of fun. 

Supplies:
Cat punch and face stamp - Stampin' Up
Coral, blue and off white confetti card stocks
Patterned paper - Echo Park
Twine
Scallop border and leaf dies - Stampin' Up
Pumpkins - fussy cut from Stampin' Up patterned paper
Thanksgiving stamp inside - Hero Arts
Stitched square die - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Card size - 5" square

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Pop-Up Thanksgiving Cards

Good morning friends

I have mentioned my 'In Progress Bin' before, and I'm making an effort to pull things out of there and get them finished. These cards came from that bin - the stamped and die cut labels were done at least 5 years ago. I think I must have tried to finish them about 3 years ago because there were also Pop 'n Cut bases, patterned paper cut to size and scalloped borders included in the envelope. This time around though, I got them FINISHED and ready to send out for Thanksgiving this year.



I used my MISTI to stamp the labels for the cards, so there were no messed up circles with patchy stamping. This first card got one of Karen Burniston's little squirrels on the stamped circle and I added some die cut acorns as well.



The next three cards are very similar to the card above, with different colours of patterned paper etc.


I have had this stamp for many years - and I still just love it. I believe I had just received some Copic Markers when I coloured these ones. The three cards are identical.



The leaves were die cut from brown, then I added some veins with a Copic marker and additional colour with Distress Oxide inks.




That is 4 completed cards done in a very short time, thanks to that bin. I am doing much better about not adding to it so the pile doesn't keep getting bigger. It's quite full enough!

Supplies:
Cornucopia stamp - Stampendous
Copic markers
Spellbinders Label die
Scalloped border die - MFT Stamps
Patterned paper - ?
A2 Pop 'n Cut base with Wavy Label Insert - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Stitched circle - MFT Stamps
White, cream, brown, coral and kraft card stocks
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Stamp inside - Echo Park
1011 Katherine Label Pop-Up (labels) - Karen Burniston
Leaves - MFT Stamps
Distress Oxide Inks
1011 Woodland Animals - Karen Burniston
Sharpie Markers

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Iridescent Bat Pop-Up Card

Good morning friends

It's time once again for the Paper Pro's challenge - this month Karen Burniston issues the challenge - HALLOWEEN. 


The bats are from old Halloween garland. It was falling apart but I knew I could recycle those mylar bats! I decided to create a coordinating background using Colorbursts and Magical Shakers. Then I spattered it with gold and white acrylic paints. The front has the fence from Karen Burniston's new House & Fence Pop-Up which is such a cute size. For the bat on the front, I added black Nuvo Crystal Drops and a Witches Hat from the Halloween Elements.


Inside I made a Pop-Up using a bunch of Karen Burniston dies. The pop-up is made with the (retired) Lorna Label Pop-Up, and I added another shimmery bat this time with wiggly eyes.


Check out those creepy hands (also in the Halloween Elements). They are so fun to use! They don't have a cut line at the 'wrists' so you could actually make the arms as long as you want. Here I cut them out of green card stock and added some chalks to up the creepy factor.


Yup - purple bats and a green spider. :-) Just because.


I absolutely love using the BOO! that comes with the Halloween Elements. It cuts in one piece so it's easy peasy to adhere. You will see it used lots on my Halloween cards this year.


Finally a side view so you can see the pop-up a little better.


This is a casual challenge, with a varying number of participants each month. This month we have:


Supplies:
Irridiscent bats - from an old Halloween garland
Printed patterned paper - Recollections
Color Burst - Ken Oliver
Magical Shakers - Lindy's Stamp Gang
Gold and white acrylic paints
Fun foam
Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies - MFT Stamps
Wiggly eyes
Lorna Label Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
90# water colour paper
Black and cream card stocks
Sakura Black Glaze Pen
Wink of Stella
Chalks - Stampin' Up
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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