Saturday, 23 March 2019

C4C476 Magical Mermaid Shaker Card

Hello my crafty friends

It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy4Challenges Blogour March hostess is Frances Byrne and please welcome our Guest Designer Barb Anders - Paper Pursuits. I've long been a fan of Barb's creations!

Frances' challenge is:  According to the Days of the Year Calendar the 20th March was Hufflepuff Pride Day, 21st – Slytherin Pride Day, 22nd – Gryffindor Pride Day and 23rd – Ravenclaw Pride Day. These are the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy from Harry Potter. This is a challenge for all the Harry Potter fans out there, create a card inspired by Harry Potter. This could include using stamps of the characters, using colors from any one of the four houses on your card. Or anything else that inspires you.

I don't have any Harry Potter anything in my stash, and I don't buy product just to make a challenge card. I thought about using Karen Burniston's House Pivot Panels, but then didn't have a reason for those on a card this week either. I DID need a little girl's birthday card for our nephew's daughter though, and since I had picked up this 'MAGICAL' stamp and die set at the Mesa Rubber Stamp Show I decided to go with the magic theme of Harry Potter and make a Birthday shaker card.

The cute cloud frame die is also from Pink and Main and was another purchase from my Wish List at the show. 

The sweet mermaid is from Your Next Stamp, and I had fun adding glitter and glaze pens for lots of sparkle. 

I also added this cute starfish and it is covered with a glitter marker. It's always hard to capture the sparkle in a photograph though.

Inside I used a gold foil framed journal card and left a white area for us to sign our names.

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 C4C476.

Patterned paper - Craft Smith
Cloudy Frames dies - Pink and Main
Sequins, gold flakes, micro beads
Acetate - Hero Arts
Magical stamps and dies - Pink and Main
Happy Days Mermaid stamps - Your Next Stamp
Spectrum Noir glitter pen
White card stock
Gold foil card stock - Stampin' Up
Sakura glaze pen
Copic markers
Sakura white gel pen
Dashing rectangle dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs

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Friday, 22 March 2019

Llama Flip Fold Card

Hello my crafty friends

Welcome to Fun Fold Friday here on my blog.

I have previously mentioned that the Pink and Main booth was the first one I went to at the Mesa Rubber Stamp Show earlier this month. I had a Wish List. These Llama's weren't on it. Haha ... but they jumped into my hand anyhow. This is the first card I made with the Llama stamps, and I paired it with the Vintage Label Flip Fold card die set from Divinity Designs.

I used some glaze pens to highlight the Llama's scarf, and added the 'HOLA' and shadow from the Honey Bee Llama set.

The stamped greeting on the flip side also got some Glaze Pen on it.

This one is actually going into my stash.

Vintage Label Flip-Fold with Layers - Divinity Designs
Double Pierced Vintage Label dies - Divinity Designs
Patterned paper - Recollections (A2 card, cut apart)
Llama stamp - Pink and Main
White and kraft card stocks
Copic markers
Sakura glaze pens
'Hola' - Honey Bee Stamps
Magical Birthday - Taylored Expressions
Enamel Dots
Stitched Fishtail Banner from Sunny Cover Die - Pink and Main

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Thursday, 21 March 2019

Two Circle Fold-A-Long Birthday Cards for Girls.

Hello my crafty friends

One of my Black Friday Purchases was the Donut Fold-a-Long die set by Jen Long for Sizzix. I bought it more for the shape than the donut aspect, but the donuts are lots of fun too. Today I'm sharing two cards I made using sweet embellishments from Doodlebug design and using the card die as a circular card base.

This is the card opened up, with a few more embellishments and a stamped greeting on the centre circle.

The second card uses the same patterned paper and colour scheme but has a unicorn on the front instead of the birthday cake. On both, I added lots of glitter.

These will be saved for when the Grandkids are going to birthday parties.

Donut Fold-a-Long - Jen Long, Sizzix
Patterned paper - Lynda Kanase, Sizzix
Stitched circle dies - MFT Stamps
Pink, white and blue card stocks
Embellishments - Doodlebug
Sakura White gel pen
Sakura Black glaze pen
Words - C.C. Designs
Dot stamps - Stamps by Judith

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Flowers & Butterflies Pop-Up Card

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I decided to use this stunning glittered patterned paper for my card, and let it take centre stage with the card front. A layered Happy Spring and a punched butterfly is all it needed. As always, it's hard to see all the glitter in the photographs.

Inside I used the Oval Frame Pop-Up and more patterned paper from the sheet. Instead of added the Oval Frames though, I just added my pretty butterflies to the main ovals.

I have had these butterfly dies for many years, and every time I use them I swear never again. The paper or card stock sticks inside the dies and take a very gentle hand and many minutes to pry the delicate cuts out of the die without tearing. I have tried using wax paper in between and other tricks as well, but nothing seems to work. So these are put away again until I forget what a pain they are to use and I'll repeat the whole scenario. The finished cuts are sure pretty though!

I added die cut butterflies from the Circle Charm Pop-Up and smaller punched butterflies too.

The Happy Easter comes with the new Easter Charms - I like that Karen Burniston is adding these larger words to her charm sets.

For those that might be interested in my thought process, here is my 'prototype' to see if the Oval Frame Pop-Up would work the way I wanted to for this card. It's not pretty as I just grabbed scraps of card stock that were sitting on my table. This is not something I was going to keep. The card base wasn't a full size A2, but I didn't need it to be to test out the mechanism with the butterflies.

Once I could see it would work great, this piece went into recycling and I proceeded to cut into some nice card stock and patterned paper for my card.


1079 Oval Frames Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
Pink and green card stocks
Patterned paper - K & Company
Butterfly dies - Spellbinders
1046 Circle Charm Pop-Up (Butterfly) - Karen Burniston
Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart
1084 Happy Spring die - Karen Burniston
1078 Easter Charms - Karen Burniston

Card size - 4-1/2 x 6"

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Bright Butterflies Hello Card

Hello my crafty friends

Today I'm sharing a bright and cheery card made with products by Pink and Main. I really like this Butterfly background die - it cuts all these butterflies, but not all the way through. They remain joined to the base at the centres.

This one was a little more time consuming as I turned the die cut piece over and added a small piece of foam tape to the back of each of the wings. Then I adhered the butterfly piece over the bright blue patterned paper. You can see the blue behind the wings - it's a subtle effect but one I quite like!

The die set also comes with a couple of extra butterflies and butterfly bodies so I cut a couple from more bright card stock scraps and added five of them to the card front. The 'hello' was die cut from white card stock, and I stamped 'A Big' to the left of it. I picked up the hello stamps/dies last March at the Pink and Main booth at the Mesa Rubber Stamp Show so this year their booth was one of the first ones I made a beeline for.

I added a stitched panel inside, and cut a larger butterfly from the bottom corner. Like the ones on the background die, this one only cuts the wing portion. So before adhering the white rectangle inside the card I added a scrap of bright orange card stock to show behind the wings, which were popped up with foam tape.

This card was made to send to my Mom, as with the cheery bright colours it will brighten her day.

Patterned paper - Colorbok
Butterfly background die - Pink & Main
Pink, orange, white and black card stocks
Sakura white gel pen
Hello friend stamp and die set - Pink & Main
Wink of Stella
Stitched panel was on my table, probably MFT?

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Monday, 18 March 2019

Octopus Birthday Card

Hello my crafty friends

It's Masculine Card Monday here on my blog, and today I'm sharing a Birthday Card that I will give to our daughter for one of the grandkids to take to a birthday party. I used up the last little bit of this patterned fishy paper, and used Sketch SC730 at Split Coast Stampers.  Diagonal backgrounds seem to be very popular with card makers right now!

The Octopus is from Karen Burniston's Ocean Animals. He is wearing a party hat, and is adhered to the white circle with an Action Wobble so he bobs and wobbles around on the card front. Always fun for a kids Birthday Card.

Inside I wrote the greeting and added two small scraps cut into Fish Tail Banners.

1068 Ocean Animals - Karen Burniston
1004 Birthday Charms - Karen Burniston
Fish patterned paper - Photo Play
Seashell patterned paper - Recollections
White, black and blue card stocks
Sakura white gel pen
Mini Action Wobble
Words on front - Your Next Stamp
1057 Circles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
Black pen

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Sunday, 17 March 2019

St. Patrick's Day Shaker Card

Hello my crafty friends

I am back with my second post today. It's St. Patrick's Day and I have one more card to share. But I didn't want to interrupt my Easter Week posts, so if you want to see my last Easter Card for Easter Week, just scroll down.

I enjoy using the MFT shaker pouches, so when these A2 sized pouches were released this month I had to order a package. They are going to be fun and I had to try one out right away.  The next time I will add an anti-static powder to the patterned paper & pouch before adhering the filler and shaker pouch to prevent the filler from sticking.

The photo below gives you a better idea of the depth of the shaker pouch (1/8").

Inside, I used a few more stamps from the Hello Irish stamp set by Your Next Stamp.

This card will be going into my stash to send to my Irish friend next year. :-)

Patterned paper and Cut Apart - Doodlebug Design
Sticker - Dollar Store
Stitched Frame die - Lawn Fawn
Sequins and gold flakes
A2 sized shaker pouch - MFT Stamps
White card stock
Stitched rectangle dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Hello Irish - Your Next Stamp

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