15 May 2022

Dies R Us #193 ~ Rose Birthday Card

Hello and welcome to another challenge, starting today, at Dies R Us.



Challenge #193 ~ Anything Goes
(as long as you use a die that is sold at Dies R Us)

I recently purchased the Romantic Florals Paper Pad and thought it would go beautifully with the Precious Marieke Rose Frame die.  So here is the result.


After cutting out all the mats and the dies, it was just a matter of assembling and adhering them together.  I used a 3D Topper Rose from Hearty Crafts, Rose Bouquets collection.  I felt that the rose bouquet needed a bow so made a little one using gold ribbon, and adhered it to the rose stems. When the whole card was put together, I felt like it needed a little something more, so I die cut a few  butterflies from Karen Burniston's Backyard Charms.


On the inside, I used another piece of the paper pad as well as one of the sentiment tags that come on one of the sheets, and the last little butterfly.

Although I like the way this card came out, it's not at all my style.  The patterned paper, although beautiful, is a lot darker than I expected, and as you know by now, I love bright colours :-)

Well, that is it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by and spending a little of your day with me.  I hope I was able to inspire you to create a project, and  play along with us at the Dies R Us Challenges for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the 1st and 15th of each month.  There is a prize to be won with every challenge, you could be the lucky winner! If you have a minute, please visit our challenge blog, where my team mates showcase their creations to provide you with some wonderful inspiration.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest too.  


And don't forget to visit our sister store, Didi Crafts.  It has warehouses in the US and Canada. This means that our Canadian friends no longer have to worry about huge taxes or expensive shipping fees.  It has some products that are the same as Dies R Us, but in addition, it carries international dies,  and other crafty supplies for a variety of crafts.  Go take a peek and be pleasantly surprised!

Crafty hugs,

11 May 2022

Crafty Gals Corner #231 ~ Buttons &/or Bows

   Hello crafting friends and welcome back to another fun challenge
 starting today at Crafty Gals Corner


Challenge #231 ~ Buttons &/or Bows

Our sponsor for this challenge is: 
      

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

Using Fairy Columbina, I made this card.



I used Columbia's colours, blue, red and yellow as the colour combo for my fairy and my card.

Materials used to make this card:
MoonFlower Digis - Fairy Columbina
MoonStone Dies - Arched Window Nesting Dies
Kat Scrapiness - Happy Birthday w/Shadow
EK Tools - Photo Corners Punch
Marianne Designs - Pearls
Copic markers used for colouring

  That's all for today friends.  Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you liked my card, and feel inspired to get crafty and come play along with us. You have until 12:00 pm, CST, on 7 June 2022, to link your project to our challenge.

Crafty hugs,



01 May 2022

Dies R Us #192 ~ Easter Basket

Hello and welcome to another challenge, starting today, at Dies R Us.



Challenge #192 ~ Anything Goes
(as long as you use a die that is sold at Dies R Us)

I made this Easter card for my hubby. It was fun to put together and it's always such a treat when dies from different companies work perfectly together to create just what you have in mind.


First, I stitched the little chick. Next I cut out all the pieces to create the basket. This die has the awesome ability to emboss the basket or you can use it as stencil, as I did, to colour the basket.  I cut out the various embellishment dies in pink, yellow, blue, and green so that I could mix and match when putting it all together. This was particularly useful when I made the little focal piece on the inside which acts as the stopper for the front of the card when it's open.


When the card is closed and ready to be mailed, this is what it looks like.


And this is the inside.  As you can see there is still a little bit of space at the top to write a brief message.  My stamped greeting is from a very old rubber stamp that has no name on it anymore, but I love the font, so I keep using it.

Now for the list of supplies used to make this card, each linked to the
Dies R Us store for your covenience.


I purchased the Marianne Design die during one of the International Dies sales events that Dies R Us has every so often.  The best way to know about these sales is to subscribe to their newsletter HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending a little of your day with me.  I hope I was able to inspire you to create a project, and  play along with us at the Dies R Us Challenges for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the 1st and 15th of each month.  There is a prize to be won with every challenge, you could be the lucky winner! If you have a minute, please visit our challenge blog, where my team mates showcase their creations to provide you with some wonderful inspiration.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest too.  


And don't forget to visit our sister store, Didi Crafts.  It has warehouses in the US and Canada. This means that our Canadian friends no longer have to worry about huge taxes or expensive shipping fees.  It has some products that are the same as Dies R Us, but in addition, it carries international dies,  and other crafty supplies for a variety of crafts.  Go take a peek and be pleasantly surprised!

Crafty hugs,

30 April 2022

CCAYR ~ May's Christmas Challenge

   Hello crafting friends and welcome to this month's 
challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round.


Challenge ~ Christmas Tree &/or Gifts
This is May's Christmas cake inspiration pic.

For my DT project, this month, I went with a Christmas frame die, some pretty winter paper, 
and a Christmas Tree with presents topper.


As you can see, it was very easy to put together and I think it came our rather festive, don't you think?


On the inside I used a sentiment die and centered it at an angle on the same paper I used on the front of the card.

Here are the supplies I used to make this card:

Hot Off the Press papers - Snowfall  6 x 6 paper pad
Amy Design die - Christmas Greetings Frame
Karen Burniston die - Merry Christmas Word
Karen Burniston die - Merry Christmas Word Shadow

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Now it's your turn to make a Christmas project that falls within our challenge theme, and come play along with us.  You have till the end of the month to link your project to our blog at  Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round.

Crafty hugs,

29 April 2022

Fairy Stamper ~ Fairy Pedestals

   Hello friends and welcome to my Fairy Stamper Friday share!


You know when you sometimes look at a crafty die or stamp and an idea jumps into your head and then you just have to buy it, because after all you got the greatest idea ever!!! :-)
Well, this was one of those times.  I saw this beautiful 3D embossing folder and die combo and immediately thought of how beautifully it would go with my fairies. So as soon as I got it, I went to work ...


... and here is the result.  Of course, in my head it looked a lot better, but I'm happy with the way it came out anyway.  I think this fairy looks beautiful perched on this mushroom. I stamped a couple of the mini dragonflies to keep Bryla company.  I used Fairy Hugs glitter to add a little sparkle to all the wings.


  On the inside, I stamped the greeting, another couple of dragonflies and a little mushroom.  And that was that.

Now for the list of supplies, each linked to the Fairy Stamper store, for your convenience.

Fairy Hugs stamps ~ Bryla, Mini Dragonflies, My Fairy
Craft Consortium ~ Woodland Animals
Fairy Hugs Glitter ~ Ocean, Translucent Pearl

The Craft Consortium stamp set was purchased during an European Stamps sales event that Fairy Stamper holds every so often.  During these special order events, you find stamps from many European companies such as Nellie's Choice, Craft Consortium, Marianne Designs, Frog's Whiskers, Hefty Doodle, and a variety of others. The best way to know about these events is to subscribe to the Fairy Stamper newsletter HERE. 😀

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will come play along with us. Our challenges go live on the first Thursday of each month on our Facebook group.   All you have to do is to create a project using your stamps, and upload the pic to our challenge album.  There is a prize drawn for one lucky crafter, at the end of every challenge. 😀

Till next time,
crafty hugs!

 

22 April 2022

Fairy Stamper ~ Sunflowers

  Hello friends and welcome to my Fairy Stamper Friday share!


Sometimes inspiration comes from the simplest moments, like going thru your front door :-) I will share the inspiration pics at the end of this post in case you'd like to take a look.


As you may have guessed my inspiration were sunflowers.  I had seen Sam Calcott make this type of Multi Diamond card and wanted to give it a try, and felt that the Sunflower stamp, from Fairy Hugs, was just perfect.


First I watched the tutorial, then went thru my scraps drawers to find the right papers and then started cutting all the bits and pieces.  Lots of cutting and gluing, but I love the effect of all the diamonds.  Then I used a piece of smooth white cardstock, and using my MISTI, I stamped the sunflower. I made a mask and stamped the stem with VersaFine Clair Shady Lane ink, and the flower with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  This is because Memento inks play nicely with copic markers which is what I used to colour the sunflower.  Lastly, added a couple of the cute Bees, also from Fairy Hugs stamps.  I coloured them with copic markers and using Wink of Stella pen to give their tiny wings a bit of shimmer.


Because the acetate kept sliding flat, I added a stopper to the middle ...


... and used a panel at the back to stamp my sentiment and another few bees.  The sentiment is called Deepest Wishes, and it's also from Fairy Hugs stamps.


Closed this card measures 6" x 6" and fits perfectly in a matching envelope.  It will, however, need a little extra postage, but in this case, I think it's worth it :-)

Now, as promised, here are the pics of what inspired me to make a sunflower card. 

  

This is the front door to our home.  Hubby gave me this beautiful fairy fountain on my birthday.  I'd been eyeing it out and he must have noticed.  I then got the doormat to match :-)  Although my favourite flowers are hibiscuses, plumeria and orchids, I pretty much like all flowers.  Sunflowers, like daisies, are such beautiful and happy flowers, don't you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing a little bit of your day with me.  I hope you will come play along with us. Our challenges go live on the first Thursday of each month on our Facebook group.   All you have to do is to create a project using your stamps, and upload the pic to our challenge album.  There is a prize drawn for one lucky crafter, at the end of every challenge. 😀

Till next time,
crafty hugs!

15 April 2022

Fairy Stamper ~ Sunrise Lake

  Hello friends and welcome to my Fairy Stamper Friday share!


As the weather gets warmer, my mind is always near the water somewhere, where I would like to be :-) With that in mind, here are a few fairies visiting her duckling friends over at Sunrise Lake.


I began this card by inking in the far away shore. Next I inked in the sunrise and then the water.  Once all the inking was done, I stamped the ducks, cattails and fairies. Took a bit of time and added glitter to all the fairies'  wings.  Then I thought that the sky was a little to empty, so I added a few birds flying over the lake looking for a few fish for breakfast 😀


On the inside, I stamped the sentiment, inked the edges of the card and then stamped the cattails and the fairy.
I matted both the front and the inside onto black card stock and adhered them to a pink 5.5" x 5.5" card base.

Here is the list of supplies I used to make this card.  To visit the Fairy Stamper store, please click HERE.

Fairy Hugs stamps ~ Ducks, Fairy Dwellers, Fairy Life
Nellie's Choice stamps ~ Birds, Bullrushes
Fairy Hugs glitter ~ Pink, Lapis, Emerald
Distress Oxide inks ~ Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Spiced Marmalade
Kitsch Flamingo, Mustard Seed, Ground Espresso
VersaFine Clair ink - Nocturne

Nellie's Choice stamps were purchased during an European Stamps sales event that Fairy Stamper has every so often.  This week is one of those times when this special order sale is taking place.  There are many companies to choose from, such as Craft Consortium, Marianne Designs, Frog's Whiskers, Hefty Doodle, and many others. To visit a specific brand, click on European Stamps and then go through the drop down menu. So grab a cuppa and enjoy some retail therapy 😀

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will come play along with us. Our challenges go live on the first Thursday of each month on our Facebook group.   All you have to do is to create a project using your stamps, and upload the pic to our challenge album.  There is a prize drawn for one lucky crafter, at the end of every challenge. 😀

Till next time,
crafty hugs!

Dies R Us #191 ~ Spring/Flowers in Collaboration with Double Trouble Challenges

  Hello everyone and welcome.   There is a new challenge starting today at Dies R Us, plus we have an extra little fun for you to enjoy ... read on 😀

Challenge #191 ~ Flowers/Spring 

We are partnering with the Double Trouble Challenge Blog again this year and having a joint challenge collaboration.  It's fun and easy and you have a chance to win prizes on the DRU Challenge as well as the Double Trouble Challenge #108! The Double Trouble Challenge runs from April 18 - May 1 and their theme is "Frame It" - use a basic metal die in your project.


Here are the options to include if you want to join the Double Trouble challenge. You can enter the Double Trouble "Frame It" challenge #108 here.

Thing 1:  Trouble Maker (Double Trouble Challenge)
says, "How many of us have a Cricut or similar machine that sits idle?  Since the world of metal dies has emerged how often do you pull out your Cricut to cut a basic shape?  It seems most of us have accumulated some dies and now use a die cutter (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Gemini).  I'm challenging you to select a basic-shaped metal die from your stash and use it on your project, e.g. frame, square, rectangle, triangle for your image and/or sentiment...  you get the idea.  

You can stop here... 
OR  
play along with Twisted Sister's optional twist below to earn another chance in the Double Trouble random draw.  


Thing 3:  Twisted Sister  (Double Trouble Challenge)
says, "It isn't difficult for me to pick out a shaped metal die for a frame and/or sentiment but I have accumulated so many other pretty metal dies.  

"Mother's Day is around the corner... this is a good time to honor your Mom or someone special who has had an impact on your life.  My optional twist is to include flower(s) and/or butterfly(s) on your project. I'm going to use some of my pretty dies, however, if you don't have floral or butterfly dies, just use patterned paper, stenciling, or embossing.   

Optional Twist:  If you have included flowers and/or butterflies on your project you will earn another chance in the Double Trouble Random Draw. 


Thing 2: Double Dare (DRU Challenge)
says, "If you have included at least one metal die on your project you are eligible to enter at Dies R Us #191 HERE. There is a limit of three entries and make sure you post your entry on or before April 28th and you will be eligible for an extra Double Trouble random draw chance. The theme is Flowers/Spring.
      
AND... 
If you have used any brand of dies that Dies R Us sells in their store, you will be eligible for an extra Double Trouble random draw chance as well as a chance to win the DRU $10 gift code prize.  Your die may already qualify. Click HERE to view the dies on their left-hand sidebar. Be sure to mention in your post if you used a die that is sold at DRU's store for a chance the DRU random draw. 


So basically the options for winning prizes are: 
  Thing 1: Use a basic shaped metal frame die to enter the Double Trouble challenge. 
  Thing 2: Use a metal die that DRU sells and include the theme Spring/Flowers to enter the DRU challenge and the random draw from Double Trouble. 
  Thing 3: Use a metal frame die and add a flower or butterfly to your project for another entry to the Double Trouble challenge.


If you used a metal die to join our DRU Challenge and it's a basic frame shape, you have already completed all the requirements for both challenges.  If you've only used a die (but not a basic shape), you are still eligible for our DRU Challenge, but it won't qualify for the Double Trouble Challenge. 

Also remember that you MUST use at least one metal die to qualify for the DRU prize... and please tell us the die company you have used in your project, and that our challenge this month is all about Flowers and Spring!

So here is my project for this challenge.


I love the new release from Karen Burniston, mostly because I love interactive cards.  I made this card for my mom's 87th  birthday.  I wish I could have celebrated with her, but hopefully next year.


For this card I used the Heart Collage Pop-up, the Butterfly Collage Add-on, and the Happy Birthday dies, all from Karen Burniston.  I also used the Darla Butterfly and the Vivienne Butterfly from Memory Box.  The patterned paper and cardstock I used are from The Paper Boutique, called Tropical Dreams.

Now, I could try to explain to you how I made this card, but I think that giving you the link to Karen Burniston's video tutorial is a much better and safer bet 😀


This is one of those cards that really is so much prettier in person ... with the movement of the butterflies as you open the card ... just beautiful!


I made a panel, using the same papers, and adhered it to the back so that I had a place for the greeting and to write my personal message.

I love the way this card came out.  In fact, I loved it so much that I ordered the Balloons Add-ons as well, so be on the look out for that card, coming soon-ish 😀

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending a little of your day with me.  I hope I was able to inspire you to create a project, and  play along with us at the Dies R Us Challenges for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the 1st and 15th of each month.  There is a prize to be won with every challenge.  And don't forget to join the Double Trouble Challenge Blog too, for an extra prize.  Be sure to take a peek at our blog, where my teamies showcase their beautiful projects for your inspiration.  Also follow us on Facebook and Pinterest too.  


And don't forget to visit our sister store, Didi Crafts.  It has warehouses in the US and Canada. This means that our Canadian friends no longer have to worry about huge taxes or expensive shipping fees.  It has some products that are the same as Dies R Us, but in addition, it carries international dies,  and other crafty supplies for a variety of crafts.  Go take a peek and be pleasantly surprised!

Crafty hugs,

14 April 2022

KS ~ Easter Card - Mint

 Hello crafting friends. As promised I have another Easter card, made with the Rainbow Egg die from Kat Scrappiness, to share with you today. 


For this card, I used the same pearlescent cardstock by Sara Davis. To make it a little different, I embossed the front of the card using the Dry Stonewall embossing folder from Crafter's Companion. I added the topper, a few pearls and a couple of butterflies.  If you would like to see the other card I made using almost the same supplies, please click HERE.


On the inside I took a strip of the mint pearlescent cardstock. embossed it using the same embossing folder and added a couple of butterflies.  The sentiment is from the Easter Bunnies stamp set by Art Impression Stamps.




That is it for today.   Don't forget to stop by the Kat Scrappiness store, where you'll find not only beautiful dies and stamps, but also crafty tools and the most beautiful variety of sequins and sprinkles. Take a look and be pleasantly inspired, especially while these two wonderful offers are under way!

I'm playing along at:


Happy Easter!