Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Double D - Woodland Creatures

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D it's WOODLAND CREATURES!!! Love the name...lol. Here is a wonderful Mood Board for our inspiration:


And here's my card:
I decided to add a bit of whimsy to this challenge by making my little girl fox purple. She just makes me smile. This is a little 4"x4" card. I loved the colors in the background patterned paper, so I picked up on those.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Sweet Mango and Wild Orchid Card Stock
Paper Studio Best of Paper Studio Patterned Paper
Stampin' Up Foxy Friends Stamp Set and Companion Punch
Stampin' Up Mint Macaron Ink
GKD Sweet Mango and Wild Wisteria Ink
GKD Geo Thanks Stamp for Greeting
Stickles and Glossy Accents

Please come on over to the Double D Blog to see what the other designers have created. And if you play along you could win this awesome prize! You can make your own little Woodland Creatures with this great die set!!!


 Thanks so much for stopping by, I adore your comments. 
I hope you are having a wonderful, crafty week!!
Hugs~
~judy~

Monday, February 19, 2018

Dies R Us - Stained Glass Inlay

Dear Ones~
I hope you had a decent weekend. It's the most we can hope for, right? Today's offering has been made for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog. Here is my card:


And here's how I made it:
First I cut the die out 4 times. Once in white, and three times in black. I layered them all together to give a nice dimension.
I attached the die cuts onto a polka dotted vellum panel.

Then I set about cutting out all the birds and leaves in different colors. Mind you, these are teeny TINY pieces. I was beginning to wonder what I had gotten myself into.


Now comes the challenge. inlaying all those little pieces parts into the correct spaces. This is NOT for the faint of heart. If you don't have patience, I DO NOT recommend this technique. Was it worth it? I say yes, and I will be doing it again.....but not for awhile.


Next I cut myself a little sweet frame from the  Waffle Flower Lacy Layers 2 Die set.


Finally it was time to put it all together......whew!!!!

I love all the dimension this card has. I'm very happy with the result!

Here are the dies I used:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM33DkY4yDw 
 Image result for tutti designs bird stained glass die

Thanks for stopping by! Do give the inlay technique a try. You don't have to do something as intricate as I did. Take a look at your dies and see what you have! And I appreciate all your lovely comments, they make my day!!!
And don't forget to come and join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

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Hugs~
judy

Monday, February 12, 2018

Dies R Us - Valentine Hugs

Dear Ones~
C'mon spring!!! I am so tired of winter, with all the slush and cold. But, at least I have my cozy craft room in which to hibernate. I am a lucky girl.
Today's offering is for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog. Here is my card:


And here is how I made it:
I began by cutting out my background panels with the WAFFLE FLOWER FANCY LABELS 2 DIES. I used the Swiss Dot embossing folder by Cuttlebug to emboss the pink panel.

Then I created my die cuts. I used the TUTTI SWIRLY HUGS
which I cut out twice, once in white, once in pink. I isolating the pink letters and glued them onto the white.
Next I used the SUE WILSON FAUX QUILLED BLOOMS to cut out my flowers and leaves.
And lastly, I used the beautiful SUE WILSON SWIRLY LEAF TRIO for some more embellishment. I LOVE this set. It's just gorgeous.

Now it's time to put it all together. Here is another view.

Here are the dies I used:
Waffle Flower - Dies - Lacy Layers 2
Waffle Flower Fancy Layers 2

Tutti Designs - Dies - Swirly Hugs
Tutti Designs Swirly Hugs


Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches - Faux Quilled Blooms
Sue Wilson Faux Quilled Blooms
 

Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches - Swirly Leaf Trio
Sue Wilson Swirly Leaf Trio

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate all your sweet comments!!
And don't forget to come and join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 
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judy



Saturday, February 10, 2018

GKD Monthly Mix - The Envelope Please

Dear Ones~
Today's offering has been made for the Stamp TV Monthly Mix Challenge. It has been far too long since I have participated in a Stamp TV Challenge and I greatly miss it. I'm so happy to have some time to play with my Gina Stamps. For this month's challenge we are to decorate an envelope. We can include a card if we like, which I have done, but the envelope is the star.

Here is my Creation:
I used Melanie's Year of Flowers 2 stamp set for this. The envelope was made with some patterned paper using my Envelope Punch Board. Then I stamped the images in the corner using the masking technique. I also stamped the images several times on plain paper, and then colored them with my Prismacolor Pencils. I have really been enjoying using my Prismas lately. After the images were colored they were fussy cut and I then constructed my card.

Here are the Ingredients:
Recollections Rose Petals Card Stock
GKD Warm Cocoa Card Stock
DCWV Preserved Paper Patterned Paper
GKD A Year of Flowers 2 Stamp Set
GKD Dark Chocolate Ink
Tropical Blooms Stamp/Die for Greeting
Prismacolor Pencils
Judy Dots

Thanks so much for taking a look. I really enjoyed making this set. I don't often decorate the envelope, and I think it's such a nice touch. Makes the handmade card even more special. I appreciate all your lovely comments, you are the best!

Hugs,
~judy~

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Mod Squad Challenge - Have a Heart

Dear Ones~
This time over at The Mod Squad Challenge it's my turn to host. Since it's almost Valentine's Day, I couldn't resist something with hearts. So my challenge is to use hearts as a focal. Yeah, not very creative, but there you just are.

SPONSOR

Gina K. has been in the stamping industry since 1998 and started Gina K. Designs in 2007. As the business grew, Gina asked her husband Tom to leave his position as an attorney to join her in the business. Together they built StampTV, their online video website featuring broadcast quality paper crafting videos, galleries, social network for paper crafters and more! Gina now has over 200,000 followers over her various social media networks and video sites from all around the world. Gina’s goal is to continue to offer top quality signature products through her online store Gina K. Designs along with informative and creative crafting videos.
Be sure to check out StampTV for a ton of great videos and techniques. They also have weekly challenges. Shop Gina K Designs.

PRIZE

A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store!!!!!

 Here's my card:
I just adore this new stamp set by Clair Brennan for Gina K Designs called Geo Thanks. Here I heat embossed them in red and fussy cut them. The embossing folder is so stinkin' cool. It's by We R memory Keepers. The corner punch is one that I have had forever, not sure what it's called and it's probably long since retired.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Red Hot, Black Onyx and White Card Stock
We R Memory Keepers Gemstone EF
GKD Geo Thanks Stamp Set
SU Balloon Thinlits for ribbon
Fiskars Corner Punch
Stash Pearls

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. You could win the prize! I can't wait to see your wonderful creations, and I adore your comments.
Hugs~

~judy~

Double D - Sequins

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D it's all about SEQUINS!! LOVE me some sparkle and shine, so this is a good one. Just look at that beautiful Mood Board........
 
 Here is my card:
I recently got a new stamp set for free from Stampin' Up. They have lots of nice things for free when you spend $50 during their Sale-A-Bration campaign. A little hard to see, but it's a peacock. I layered silver and blue sequins and then plopped some pearls in the middle. The lacy edge is from Our Daily Bread Designs. I wove a thin blue ribbon through the holes on the side - I kinda love the look.

Here are the Ingredients:
SU Island Indigo Card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
GKD Ocean Mist and Blue Lagoon Ink
SU Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set
Stash Sequins & Pearls



Please come on over to the Double D Blog to see what the other designers have created. And if you play along you could win this awesome prize! You can make your own sequins with this great die set!!!
 


WINNER, WINNER
The random winner of my blog candy for the What's In You Kitchen Challenge over at Double D is......
BARBARA CAMPBELL!!!
Congrats, Barb! Hope you enjoy your goodies.

 Thanks so much for stopping by, I adore your comments. 
I hope you are having a wonderful, crafty week!!

Hugs~
~judy~


Monday, January 22, 2018

Dies R Us - Cattails

Dear Ones~

I hope this post finds you happy and doing well. We are in the throes of winter here in Michigan, but I can't complain.
Today's offering is for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog. Here is my card:



And here's how I made it:
Before I die cut my piece, I stamped the background with a sliced wood background from Stampin' Up. Then I cut the cattails image with copper and then gold. I saved the "innies" from the gold moon and inlaid it into the copper piece. Then I attached everything together. The ribbon is from Stampin' Up and the brads are from my stash.

Here's a close up of that beautiful gold moon.

This is the die I used.
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Thanks for stopping by! I so look forward to your comments, they always make me smile!!
And don't forget to come and join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 
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~judy~