Monday, April 23, 2018

Dies R Us - Wine a Bit

Dear Ones~
Today over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog I use an awesome die to create a card with a wine theme. Here's my card:

I die cut the image from white card stock and then heat embossed it 3 times for a metallic look. I also did the same for the string element. For instructions on how I made this card, visit the
Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Ivory Card Stock
GKD Faded Brick Card Stock
SU Wood Textures Paper
Cheery Lynn Wine a Bit Die
Penny Black Antique Frames Dies
Impression Obsession Geometric Cut Out
Elizabeth Crafts Ribbons & Jewels Die
SSS Rose Gold Embossing Powder
GKD Fanciful Tags Stamp for Greeting

*** And guess what!  The Dies R Us Store not only carries a wide variety of fantastic Dies, but it also carries Embossing Folders, Paper Pads, Inks, and Adhesives to name just a few for your paper crafting needs.  Click right HERE and you will see a whole list of amazing products that the Dies R Us Store carries at amazing prices! ***
 
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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So glad you stopped by, I hope you had a good weekend. We are in the throes of another spring snow storm. Will it ever END???? Thanks for all your lovely comments, I appreciate every one of them!!!

Hugs~

~judy~

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Double D - Friendship

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are thinking about FRIENDSHIP! So many ways to express this wonderful subject!!

Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:

 And here is my card:
I absolutely ADORE this image by Mo's Digital Pencil. It always makes me think of our daughter, Sarah. She wore her hair in piggy tails like that when she was little. And the sweet dog looks just like our beloved Libby who lives with us now. I had so much fun coloring this with my Prismas. The dog was a challenge - shading is a bugger with animals I think. I wish I could have gotten more contrast between the light and dark. 
For a final touch I put little dots on "Sarah's" panties with a Signo Gel Pen. Adds a little pop to the look.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White, Turquoise Sea and Jelly Bean Card Stock
Mo's Digital Pencil Image "Buds"
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Hot Off the Press Janie's Friends Stamp for Greeting
Hot Off the Press Heart Dazzles
White Signo Gel Pen

I would love it if you would stop 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 die set!
 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. Don't forget to swing by Double D and check us out.  Oh, and I so appreciate your lovely comments!!!
Hugs~
~judy~



Monday, April 16, 2018

Dies R Us - What's the Buzzz

Dear Ones~
Today over at the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog I play with a wonderful bee die by Memory Box. Here is my card:
I just LOVE this beautiful intricate bee die. It's big and serious, and there are so many possibilities when using it. For instructions on how I made this card, please visit the 

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Kraft Card Stock 
GKD Dark Sage Card Stock
7 Gypsies Conservancy Patterned Papers
Memory Box Intricate Bee Die
Memory Box Honey Comb Square Die
Poppy Stamps Pierced Borders Die
Waffle Flower Year Round Words 

*** And guess what!  The Dies R Us Store not only carries a wide variety of fantastic Dies, but it also carries Embossing Folders, Paper Pads, Inks, and Adhesives to name just a few for your paper crafting needs.  Click right HERE and you will see a whole list of amazing products that the Dies R Us Store carries at amazing prices! ***

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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So glad you stopped by, I hope you had a good weekend, and thanks for all your lovely comments, I appreciate every one of them!!!

Hugs~

~judy~

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Mod Squad Challenge - Simply Clean

Dear Ones~
This  time it's my turn to host the challenge over at The Mod Squad. I have chosen to do a CLEAN AND SIMPLE card for this challenge. Clean and simple means there is a LOT of blank space, typically white, but I suppose you could use any color. Other than the focal, there is nothing on the card, except a greeting if you want. No embellishments or extras of any kind.

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 is my card:

For this card I used a Gina K Designs stamp set by Theresa Momber called By the Sea 2 for the focal and the greeting. I stamped it on Gina K Designs 120# Heavy Base Weight White card stock and colored it with Distress Markers. I used the masking technique to make some of the grasses look like they were behind the Nautilus shell. Then I put the card together with some Gina K Designs Fresh Asparagus Card Stock for a mat.

 

Here are the Ingredients:  
GKD White Card Stock  
GKD Fresh Asparagus Card Stock
GKD By the Sea 2 Stamp Set
Distress Markers
Stickles for Sand   


  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 Twine

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are playing with Twine. How fun!!!! Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration.
 
And here is my card:
I love this little bird image by Stampin' Up called Best Birds. The set comes with companion dies, which I love as well.  I used several dies from the Penny Black Antique Frame die set, and I thought the twine added a nice touch. The bird is colored with Distress Markers and I sponged all the edges of the frames for more dimension.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Fired Brick, White and Warm Cocoa Card Stock
Penny Black Antique Frame Die Set
Stampin' Up Best Birds Stamp Set & Dies
GKD Geo Thanks for Greeting
Stash Twine Cord

I invite you to 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!  A crafter can never have enough twine, right?!!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. Don't forget to swing by Double D and check us out. There are some great designers over there! Oh, and I so appreciate your lovely comments!!!
Hugs~
~judy~






Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Double D - Just Wing It

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are WINGING IT!!! "Just Wing It", and get inspiration from this awesome Mood Board:

  
Here is my card: 
This card was made with the awesome stamp set by Claire Brennan for Gina K Designs called Fine Feathers. I colored the images with my Zigs and then treated them to a little splatter. I think the splatter really makes a card pop. I love the greeting as well, it's also in that stamp set.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Christmas Pine and Blue Lagoon Card Stock
GKD Fine Feathers Stamp Set
Zigs Clean Color Real Brush Pens

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!  Isn't this little fairly the sweetest thing?

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. Don't forget to swing by Double D and check us out. There are some great designers over there! Oh, and I so appreciate your lovely comments!!!
Hugs~
~judy~



Monday, March 19, 2018

Dies R Us - Tulip Inlay

Dear Ones~
Today on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog I show how to do some fun inlaying.

Here is my card:
And here's how I made it:

 First I die cut the image with black card stock. I love the delicate look of this die.

Next I cut just the flowers again, this time in red, and I saved the "innies". 

I adhered the black die cut onto a panel of white card stock and then inlaid the red "innies". This is so much fun, It's like fitting together a puzzle. HIGHLY recommend!!!

Then I cut four corners from the Amy Designs Tulip Frame. These I used as an embellishment along the edge of the white panel. I love the lacy effect.

And this is what it looks like put all together with a little ribbon,
some white gel pen dots, and some pearls.

These are the dies I used:

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Thanks for stopping by, I so look forward to your comments! I hope you like these awesome die sets as much as I do!! And do give the inlay technique a try. Take a look at some of the dies offered at Dies R Us and see what will work!
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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Monday, March 12, 2018

Dies R Us Frilly Flowers

Dear Ones~
Today I am hosting another Dies R Us Inspiration for you. Today I'm playing with Distress Oxides and the Tutti Frilly Flowers Frame die.
Here is my card:

Here's how I made this card:

First I covered a piece of watercolor paper with Distress Oxides using the smooshing technique.
Next I cut out the image with the Frilly Flower Frame Die.

Then I die cut the image twice more with purple card stock and adhered the 3 layers together for a more dimensional look.

Next I dry embossed the background panel with the Stampin' Up Petal Burst Embossing Folder.

And finally I used a corner punch on the black panel to add interest. Then it was time to put the card all together.

I adhered the black panel onto a piece of white card stock and then to the 
GKD Wild Orchid card base, and added some white pearls for interest.

Here is the Tutti Frilly Flower Frame Die I used:

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Thanks for stopping by, I appeciate your lovely comments! I hope you like these awesome die sets as much as I do!!
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.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Mod Squad Challenge - Color Your Vellum

Dear Ones~
This week it's my turn to host the challenge over at The Mod Squad. I have chosen a technique I call Color Your Vellum. You are to use an image colored on vellum as your focal.

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 is my card:
I took a panel of vellum, heat embossed it with Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder, and then colored it on the backside with my Copics. I love the way it looks with the glimmering embossing powder. This is such a beautiful stamp. The panel was attached to a piece of white card stock and layered up to create the card.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Cherry Red Card Stock
GKD Black Onyx Card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
PTI Vellum Card Stock
GKD You Have My Heart Stamp
GKD Cottage Garden Stamp for Greeting
SU Ribbon
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 - When Skies are Gray

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D the theme is WHEN SKIES ARE GRAY.  Add some gray and use patterns, textures, objects from board.  Just look at this beautiful Mood Board provided for our inspiration:

And here's my card:
I happen to love different shades of gray together, so this was a great challenge for me. I used different background papers to pick up the textures and designs in the mood board, and that beautiful bloom is from the Altenew Peony Dream 3-D Die Set.  I think this image speaks for itself.


Here are the Ingredients:
Recollections Storm Clouds Card Stock in Grays
GKD Black Onyx Card Stock
Altenew Peony Dreams 3-D Die Set
Colorbök Natural Expressions Patterned Paper 
SU Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set for Greeting
Judy Dots



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!


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

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Posies in a Jar

Dear Ones~
I hope you had a nice weekend. Mine was slow and easy. We are in the middle of a kitchen renovation, so we spent a fair amount of time yesterday at Home Depot with our Kitchen Designer Yvette. She's awesome!!! I'm so excited.

Today's offering is for the Stamp TV Release Party Challenge. It's called "Cut it Out". We are to use a stamp and die set for the focal image on our card. Here's what I came up with~

I used this sweet floral bouquet from the You Have My Heart set. It was so much fun to color with my Prismas. Then I cut it out with the companion die and placed it on my card. I cut out a circle so that the focal is showcased with the empty space and you can see through to the inside. The upper white panel is embossed with a Buffalo Plaid embossing folder.
I think it's pretty cute.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Blue Raspberry, Black Onyx & White Card
GKD You Have My Heart Stamp
GKD Tropical Blooms Stamp for Greeting
Echo Park Buffalo Plaid EF
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
SU Layering Circles Dies
Stash Gems




Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. Have a good week, dear readers. I love you all!!!

Hugs~
~judy

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 
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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