Saturday, April 19, 2014

Two-sided Bookmark

I was in a crafty mood today but wanted to make something other than a card. I settled on a two-sided bookmark.  I used a Die-namics "Vertical Label" die as the bookmark shape. I added a Bugaboo image which I colored with Copic Markers. Although it doesn't show up in the pictures, I outlined the "wrought-iron" chair and table base with iridescent Ranger embossing powder. I added tiny bling to the fruit on the drink and the purse closure. I also highlighted her cheeks and lips with a white Gelly Roll pen. I added some additional bling and the sentiment from a different Bugaboo image and  highlighted with faux stitching. I like adding faux stitching to projects because it can be added afterwards and because it's another way to added dimension to projects. I think the organza ribbon added some additional sparkle.


For the reverse side I used die cuts from Frantic Stamper "Wine and Bottle" and "Coved Labels." I too used another Die-namics die on this side in the Kraft cardstock "camera." The wine an bottle were cut out of silver foil paper while the sentiment was again highlighted with faux stitching. The paper is Bo Bunny from Fantic Stamper and is two sided. On this side you see both sides together.


Challenges entered
Totally Gorjuss - Die Cuts and Punches
Get Inky! - Die Cuts
Totally Papercrafts - Tag It!
As You Like it Challenge - Favorite Style Stitching (Real or Faux) and Why
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Creative Moments - Anything goes/Girly
Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge Blog - Anything goes (2nd week)

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Corrosive Challenge #197 - Pretty Pastels

Just in time for Spring...if it every arrives, is a challenge we should all enjoy. Here in Michigan we a encountering our usual crazy weather. Yesterday it was 80 degrees but the high Tuesday is projected to be only 33. Who knows. Anyway, at the Corrosive Challenge we are taking the weather in stride. Our challenge for this fortnight is:
Pretty Pastels
we're being sponsored by:


"They have a growing collection of adorable, fun, sweet images that have clean lines, excellent print quality, and you even get a colored version with your order!" So pop on over to the Corrosive Challenge blog for more inspiration and to enter your own creation!


Recipe
Copic Markers
Sentiment - Create w/TLC
DCWV design papers
Wilton doily
Frantic Stamper "Music Score" die
Close To My Heart Cricut "Art Philosophy" rolled flowers
Martha Stewart "Branches die"
String of Pearls
White Gelly Roll pen
Challenges entered
Lacy Sunshine - Feminine
One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi
Stamping Sensations - Dies and/or Punches
Allsorts - Spring Blossoms
Just Some Lines - Think Spring
4 Crafty Chicks - Use Polka Dots
Creative Knockouts - Spring is in the Air

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Not a Card

I wanted to try out my new Anna Griffin embossing folders that were recently sold on HSN. Both the folders and dies are very detailed. I used the Cricut and the Close To My Heart "Art Philosphy" cartridge to cut the cutegift box. The paper and pears have been in my stash forever. Finally I added the double bow using JoAnn's fabric "Spool 'O Ribbon." 






I used a different embossing folder for each side. My trusty hot glue gun came in really handy for glueing on the pearls.

Challenge entered
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Anything But A Card
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge -Mother's Day
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Embossing
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with Ribbon
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - Two or more diecuts
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Showers (Bridal, Baby, Weather..)

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Show Us Your Metal

It's time for another Corrosive Challenge. Make sure you are checking the blog to see if you've been a winner. We don't want you to miss out on any of the wonderful images our sponsor's offer as prizes. Now on to this fortnight challenge. 
For 
Corrosive Challenge #195 
we want you to
 "Show Us Your Metal." 
We want to see your projects incorporating metal embellishment/hardware. For this challenge our sponsor is Delicious Doodles and they are offering 4 free digis to the challenge winner. So now it's time to dig down into your crafting arsenal and create something fabulous. Be sure to stop by the blog for more inspiration from the rest of the design team and to enter your own creation.



Recipe
Quiet Contemplation - image
Copic Markers
Kraft cardstock base
DCWV "Mariposa" design paper
Misc cardstock
Ranger embossing powder
Rhinestone bling
Flowers from Close to My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Martha Stewart branch punch
Spellbinders Nestabilities "Circle" die
Tim Holtz mini brad and "thoughts" metal embellishment.

Challenges entered
Sunflower Fields Designs - Birthdays and or Flowers
Craftitude - Anything Goes or Add a Brad/ Eyelet
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge - Mother's Day
The Stamping Boutique - Add Doodling
Southern Girls - Floral Frenzy

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

One of A Kind

I love using dies and Frantic Stamper has an awesome variety. For my card I used Heart Felt Creations Raindrops on Roses design paper, Frantic Stamper Ticket Stubs  (FRA-Die-09142), Sunburst Panel (FRA-Die-09141), Loretta (FRA-Die-09091). The base is Kraft cardstock. I added purchased and Cricut Close To My Heart flowers from the Art Philosophy cartridge and added branches cut with the Martha Stewart medium branch punch. The organza ribbon bow and corner bling was added for some additional interest. I finish the whole thing off by added Tim Holtz Distress Ink for more of a vintage look! The sentiment is from My Creative Time.



Challenges entered
Everybody-Art-Challenge - on Cute Card
Papertake Weekly - For Mum (or A Girlie)
Tuesday Throwdown - Tic Tac Toe
Lexi's Creations - Punches & Dies
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge -  Anything Goes
Card and Scrap - Use lace and/or Ribbon
Doodle Pantry - Any Digi Goes

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