Thursday, July 18, 2013

An Amazing Birthday! Buttons the Clown

I already had this card made before taking my blogging sabbatical and it seems a shame not to share it
It features Buttons the Clown from Digital Delights and it will be going to a very special little boy in my life in less than a month, good job he doesn't look at my blog!
I want to thank each and every member of the teams I am on for supporting me during this break, my family has to come first at the moment, but I will be back up to speed soon, by the middle of August at the latest. I miss you all and hope my followers will stay around during this slow down.

Creative Corner - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Anything Goes - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Rhedd and Rosie - Anything Goes
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
A Little Bit Crafty - Dies (3 entries only)
Addicted to Stamps - Lots of Layers
Catered Crop - Button Up
Papertake Weekly - Buttons and Bows
As You Like It - Favorite Special Occasion and Why (this card is for my son's upcoming birthday and I love to see my children enjoying their special day)
Nutcrafters - For the Boys
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Birthday (1 entry only)
613 Avenue Create - Birthday
Emerald Faeries - Happy Birthday
Use it Tuesday - Birthday (hoarded supply is the chipboard number)
Creative Crafts - Numbers
Digitally Sweet - Bright Colors
2 Sisters - Make It Sparkle
Crafting For All Seasons - Bingo! (I chose Buttons, Digi Image and Ribbon)

Card Recipe:
Image - Buttons the Clown
Sentiment - Circus Tickets Sentiment Set
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - The Birthday Wishes Stack by DCWV
Banner Border Punch - Fiskars Jenni Bowlin Border Punch Jester
Die Cut - Xyron Creatopia Shapez Die Frame Two
Chipboard Number - Unknown
Glitter - Martha Stewart Fine Glitter Garnet
Ribbon - Grosgrain Candy Stripe Ribbon 7/8" Yellow
Buttons - The Paper Studio
Twine - The Twinery

I just love this guy and by taking the colors from the papers and coloring him to match made me smile even more.
My next post is scheduled for August 1st and then gradually back into my regular posting over the following few weeks.
Anyway if you popped over, thanks so much and look after yourselves.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Little Birdhouse Tutorial for Scor-Pal and Clearsnap

Today it's my turn to share my project from the great products at Scor-Pal and Clearsnap

I made a cute Birdhouse that can be used as a gift box.

Project Recipe:
Scoring Tool - Scor-Pal
Mat - Scor-Mat
Adhesive - Scor-Tape
Paper - My Minds Eye
Fence Border Punch - Fiskars
Loop Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Flower Die - Ellentina
Frame Die - Nellies
Flourish Die - Elegant Scrollwork by Memorybox
Ink - Inx Chox
Paint - Smooch
Spray - Smooch Spritz
Embossing Powder - Mix'd Media Inx in Chiffon, Honey and Peridot

For the sides of the birdhouse you need to 2 pieces of card stock measuring 6" by 5"
The base is 4" square
The front and back are 4" by 6"

For the sides score and 1" and 5" along the 6" side and at 1" on the 5" side.
Snip the corner as in the photo to form the flap that will create the base of the side and add Scor-Tape to adhere

Form the sides as shown in the photo using your Scor-Tool to create tight, crisp corners.

Add the 4" square base to the two sides.

Create the front and back by cutting at an angle from a 2" point on each long side to the center point (2") on the short side as in the photo.

Using a nesting style die cut a window in the front panel and then nest two together to cut a frame to go around the window and attach using Scor-Tape

Ink all edges with the Mix'd Media Inx pad

Attach the front and back panels to the flaps on the side pieces to form the birdhouse.

When I created mine I added an additional base (5" by 4" scored at 1/2" and 4 1/2" along the 5" side) to the inside in the opposite direction of the original base to give more stability

The roof is made from a piece of coordinating card stock measuring 6" by 8". Score at 4" along the 8" side and at 1" and 5" along the 6" side. Burnish the score lines and snip at the 4" score line to the intersecting score as in the photo to create the angle to make the roof. Ink all edges if desired.

Adhere the corners with Scor-Tape and use your Scor-Tool on the inside corners to create crisp corners.

The roof sits perfectly on the birdhouse

To decorate the flower I created some embossed flowers from flower dies, clear embossing ink, the Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder in Chiffon and my heat gun.

You can see the great enamel look the embossing powder gives to the flower>

For added sparkle I added some Smooch Spritz to the flowers.

Using the same technique I then created an enamelled punched edge and also flourishes.

I also punched strips for the roof to resemble a tiled look.

I hope you enjoyed this, sorry for the photo overload but I didn't want you to miss anything :)

2 Creative Chicks - 3D
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything But a Card
One Stitch at a Time - More than One Fold
Carfting with Dragonflies - Unusual Fold
My Craft Spot - Wrap It Up
Cupcake Challenges - Anything But Square
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
C is for Challenge - Flowers (1 entry only)
Crazy Challenge - Without Stamps
Oldie but a Goodie - In The Garden (old items are the border punches)
Papertake Weekly - Old, New, Borrowed, Blue (Old - Punches, New - Dies)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Pile It On #27 - Food

It's time for a new challenge at Pile It On and this week we want to see "Food" on your creations!!
It's Summer so there are plenty of fruits you could use, or maybe BBQ, all works!

Emerald Faeries - Happy Birthday
Lia Stampz - Happy Birthday (1 entry only)
Graph It - Birthday (and alcohol markers)
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
Diva's by Design - Cute (2 entries only)
4 Crafty Chicks - Dry Embossing
Crafty Catz - It's Childs Play (1 entry only)
Digitally Sweet - Recipe for a Picnic
Stampin for the Weekend - Pink and Green (1 entry only)

Card Recipe:
Image - Charlotte and Strawberry Pudding by Milk Coffee
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Best Creation Mom's Kitchen
Sentiment - Bake a Cake by 3 Bugs in a Rug
Strawberries - Jolee's Boutique Cabochons Strawberry
Flowers and Leaves - Crafty City
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Border Punch - Martha Stewart Lace Heart
Embossing Folder - Medium Hearts by The Paper Studio

Now it's your turn so go and create something foodie and come back and share it with us at Pile It On!


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Pink Gem #87 - Lots of Layers

It's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and this week the theme is "Lots of Layers".
I printed the gorgeous Chloe 3 times and layered her up.

Creative Moments - Flowers (3 entries only)
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Image - Thoughtful Chloe
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Indie Chic by My Minds Eye
Sentiment - Heidi Grace
Dies - Oval and Scalloped Oval by Spellbinders
Rick Rack - Hobby Lobby
Flowers - Martha Stewart
Flower Brads - Unknown

So it's time to get layering, and then come and share with us at A Gem of A Challenge

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Digital Delights - New Releases - Jubbly Panda

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends!!!!
I hope the weather is cooperating so you can have a super fun day.
As I promised last week today is the day for NEW RELEASES at Digital Delights! and have we got a cuddly release for you this month!
Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My! well I know I've got a Panda so you must run over to the Digital Delights blog to see all the other wonderful animals we have on show for you today.

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes/Animal Print (5 entries only)
Sentimental Sunday - Digital (3 entries only)
Polka Doodle - Animals (10 combined challenges max)
The Paper Nest - Animals

Card Recipe:
Image - Jubbly Panda
Sentiment - Summer of Smiles
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Kayla's Creations
Frame - Frame Ups
Buttons - Making Memories
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Twine - The Twinery

Now I will admit to not making very many animal cards but I do have animal crafting supplies and this week I dug deep and I've gone back over a decade! Only those of you that scrapbooked in the early Noughties (00's get it?) will remember Frame Up's and unless you were a huge Paper Piecing fan you won't ever have heard of Kayla's Creations but she created some of the cutest designs back when we used scissors instead of machines ;)
I thought they worked well with the image as Jubbly Panda is such a cutie and he deserved to be framed for all to enjoy.
Have a very safe and Happy 4th and come back and see me again soon!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Keep Calm and Put The Kettle On - Inky Impressions Challenge - Red, White and Blue

Wednesday means a new Inky Impressions Challenge and this week we want to see you using Red, White and Blue!
It doesn't have to be a Patriotic card, just use the 3 colors together and you are good to go!
I decided to go back home to Great Britain for my card and got to use some of the crafting goodies I bought last year when we went home for the Summer.

DL Art - Patriotic
Partytime Tuesdays - Patriotic
Simon Says Stamp - Patriotic
Simply Create Too - Your Flags Colors
Kaboodle Doodles - Colors of Your Flag
Crafting By Design - Colors of your Country
613 Avenue Create - International Colors
Delightful Challenges - Red, White and Blue
Clearly I Stamp - Red, White and Blue
Paper Playtime - Red, White and Blue
The Stamping Chef - Red, White and Blue
Our Daily Bread - Red, White and Blue
Gingerloft - Red, White and Blue
Craft Your Passion - Red, White and Blue
Get Inky - Red, White and Blue
Mema's Crafts - Red, White and Blue
Scrap It Girl - Red, White and Blue
Crafty Sentiments - Red, White and Blue (1 entry only)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Freestyle (3 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Stamping With the Dragon - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everyone - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Image - British Flag Lili
Medium - Copic Markers
Sentiment and Cup Paper - Kanban
Spotty Paper - Portobello Road by Papermania
Doily Die - English Tea Party by Cheery Lynn Designs
Flag Buttons - Portobello Road by Papermania
Rhinestones - Michaels

Doesn't Lili look great and that sentiment is just so apt as we Brits sure do like our tea!
I've always thought it nice that the two countries I have called home have the same colors in their flags and so today I remember the last day of British rule and tomorrow I'll join in and celebrate America's Birthday!
So now it's your turn and to get more inspiration run over to the Inky Impressions Challenge to see my teammates creations.

The Happiest Moments - Wee Wednesday - Hopeful

Happy Hump Day Everyone!
It's Wee Wednesday and I decided to use the gorgeous Hopeful and I gave her the vintage treatment and had a lot of fun doing it :)
While you are over for Wee Wednesday be sure to make a little time to enter our Love Is In The Air challenge, you have until Monday evening to get your entry in.

Crafting with Dragonflies - Vintage, Layers and Lace (1 entry only)
Alota Rubber Stamps - Vintage
Emmas Cards - Lace and Pearls
The Artistic Stamper - Ladies Day
Oozak - Girly (3 entries only)
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Creative Moments - Flowers (3 entries only)
That Craft Place - Flowers (1 entry only)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Folded Paper Embellishment
Dream Valley - Make Your Own Flowers/Embellishments
Nutcrafters - Texture (1 entry only)
Scrappers Delight - Dies/Punches (2 entries only)
As You Like It - 3 Favorite Embellishments (Pearls, Ribbon and Die Cuts, if you look at my cards you'll be hard pressed to find any that don't have 1, 2 or all 3 of these elements)
Happy Campers - Bling (3 entries only)
Clear It Out - Makes Someones Day and Sparkly
One Crazy Stamper - Kraft Paper (5 entries only)
Crafty Boots - Anything But Square
Cupcake Crafts - Anything But Square
Fab N Funky - Anything But Square

Card Recipe:
Image - Hopeful by Wee Stamps
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - London Market by Pink Paislee
Sentiment - Victorian Parlor by Colorbok
Pearl Spray - Hobby Lobby Bridal
Pearl Brad - The Eyelet Outlet
Lace Fabric - Joann
Lace and Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Pom Pom Trim - Melissa Frances
Roses - The Paper Studio
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Die Cut - Sizzix Framelits Frames Decorative #3(base)
Label Die - Spellbinders Large Labels
Treatments - Stampendous Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit Pink, Ivory Relique Iced Enamels and Ranger Embossing Glitter Pink

I certainly got a little glittery when I was making this, so much so that you would have thought I had a "dubious profession" if you know what I mean! LOL
But it was fun and I hope you enjoyed her too :)