Saturday, 18 April 2015

C4C 282 Sketch

Good morning friends

It's Saturday, and that means a new challenge at the Crazy4Challenges Blog. Lynn Put is our hostess for April, and this is her sketch:


I decided not to make a Pop it Ups card (gasp!) - as I had some new toys and I wanted to make them work for the sketch.


Ahahaha - love this balloon holding party hat toting smiling pig stamp. I bought the set because I wanted to use them with Karen Burniston's new Barn collection Pop it Ups. This is the birthday card my parents will give our eldest daughter for her birthday - she loves anything farm related.


Here is the inside ...


Check out the blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge.  We'd sure love to see your take on it, so be sure to stop by the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C282.

Supplies:
Blueprints #11 - MFT
Blueprints #12 - MFT
Blueprints #21 - MFT
Vertical stitched strips - MFT
Party Pig and die - Simon Says Stamps
Stitched banner die - La-La Land Crafats
White card stock
Patterned paper - DCWV
Happy stamp - Stampin' Up
Stamp inside - MFT
Copics
Glitter Glue
Numbers embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Card size - Standard A2

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Friday, 17 April 2015

Farmyard Father's Day Card

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Today's card share uses some of Karen Burniston's newest dies. This farm collection will be shipping from Elizabeth Craft Designs at the end of the month ... and the Designer Challenge Team is having SO much fun with them. Here I used the Barn portion of the Barn Pop Stand set to decorate the front of a Father's Day card.


 Inside I have a row of farmyard characters standing up. I used the Barn Pop Stand on the inside and to get the farm characters to stand up I made a little hill. To do this, cut two 2 x 5" strips. Place them with the wrong sides together and cut the top edge with one of the Beach Edges. Then simply mount each 'hill' to the Pop Stand tabs as directed on the package. Instead of adhering the barn, you adhere the hill with the hills attached together at the top outside edges.


I loved the pattern on this paper so didn't want to cover it up. Instead I added a popped up die cut cloud.


Yes, I do know that a herd is not made up of a pig, a cow and a chicken. But hey - artistic license!


I'm loving how the farm characters can be made masculine or feminine, depending on the colours or papers chosen.

Supplies:
1021 Barn Pop Stand, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
1022 Brownie the Cow, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
1024 Virgil the Pig, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
1023 Cheepers the Chicken, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
914 Outdoor Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
981 Beach Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
781 All Seasons Tree (Cloud), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
508 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm (2-1/2")
Brown card stock - Stampin' Up
White card stock
Cream card stock - the Paper Studio
Orange card stock and patterned paper scraps
Patterned paper - DCWV
Happy die - MFT
Blueprints 12 - Banner
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Card size - 6x6"


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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Get Well Soon Mug Card

Good morning friends

It's Throwback Thursday here on my blog, and I have a Get Well card to share today. I made this card quite a while ago but never did get it posted.


It uses a bunch of older Sizzix dies for this card, but they are still from Karen Burniston!


I cut the swirl out of acetate to resemble steam, and added a small piece of tissue behind the word block on the mug.



Supplies:
A2 Pop 'n Cut base with Mug Insert - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Patterned paper - The Paper Studio
Word Stamps - Cornish Heritage Garms
Acetate - Stash
Open Heart - Magnetic Flower and heart, Movers and Shakers - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Label - long - Sizzix, Prima Estate
Buterflies and Labels - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)




Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Hybrid Moo-vellous Mother's Day Card

Good morning friends

I have a cow themed Mother's Day hybrid card to share today, using a digital scrapbooking kit and one of Karen Burniston's new Pop it Ups Character's -  Brownie the Cow. On the card front I penned 'Heather' on the digital tag, then added the die cut 'Hay There' (another one of Karen Burniston's new dies).


I did the inside almost entirely on the computer, then printed it off and cut the pop up using the Lots of Pops die. Brownie the Cow is attached to that, and I stamped 'smile' inside the frame.


Brownie has a fussy cut flower on her ear, and that tiny bow is from the Props 2 set. It works perfectly on the little cow bell!


Here is a look at the side, so you can see the pop up portion a little better ...


This card is for our eldest daughter, who loves anything farm related. Ha - in case you were wondering why I would put a cow on a Mother's Day card.

Supplies:
1022 Brownie the Cow, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
778 Lots of Pops, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
949 Props 2 (bow), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
White, black and kraft card stocks
Digital Scrapbooking kit - Little Tumbleweeds, Nitwit Collections
509 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape 152mm (6")
506 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape (1/4")
Smile stamp - CC Designs
Flower (fussy cut from a scrap of paper
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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge for April 2015

Good morning friends

No post from me today, instead I'm sending you over to Jackie's Blog (www.stamping4you.blogspot.com) so you can see the amazing Paris Themed Accordion Card she made for the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge  this month.

I'll be back tomorrow, and Karen Burniston will have her post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog tomorrow as well.

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Monday, 13 April 2015

Designer Challenge Accordion Card - April 2015

Good morning friends

Today is Day 1 of the April 2015 Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. It's a fun one too - here is Karen's challenge:

APRIL - ACCORDIONS WITH DC TEAM & FRIENDS - April 13, 14, 15  Between us and your guests we'll have 21 albums for the post! The theme is wide open and you can decide if you and your guest are coordinating your projects or not. Any Accordion die, any number of pages. Stacked, doubled, etc. - all fair game. Fun! You and your guest post April 13-14. My post will be on the 15th.


I chose my former Elizabeth Craft Designs Teammate Jackie Smith (a fellow Canadian), and you will see her Accordion tomorrow. Her blog is: Stamping 4 You   I always looked forward to Jackie's posts on the ECD Blog, as she has amazing way with texture and layers on her cards. 

Since we are both dog people, we decided we'd both use Buster the Dog and I went with a beach theme. Jackie has a new puppy - Gracie - and I styled Buster to resemble not-so-little Gracie! Here is the accordion card opened up so you can see all 4 pages ...


... and here it is closed and ready to pop in an envelope. Actually, I will be putting this one in a clear envelope as it's just to cool to hide in a solid white envelope!


I chose not to use any Accordion Frame Edges for this card, instead cutting the Accordion again from patterned paper and trimming it down on each side.

The first two pages feature beach necessities using different Props dies. I'd like to point on the beer/soda bottles in the pail though, because I made them using the bottom of the party blower from the Props 2 set. Once they were attached to the card, I realized they would have looked better with the edges inked, and even better with glossy accents!  Next time.  :-) The bottle caps were quickly added with a silver marker, and the labels are simply white pencil crayon outlined with a fine black pen.

The H B D was computer generated, then cut out with the banner from Lots of Pops and adhered over Bakers Twine. Teammate Helen Cryer is the Queen of Bunting in my opinion, and I borrowed this idea from her.


Below are the last two pages. We have 'Gracie' sitting on the beach with palm fronts that were cut from the Palm Tree and adhere to the rectangle. The bow, collar and nose were cut from scraps of glitter paper from my stash.  I computer generated the words on the final panel.


Here you can see the back side of the Accordion.


Remember to check out Jackie's blog tomorrow (click HERE) and Karen Burniston will have her post up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog on Wednesday morning.

Supplies:
972 Accordion Rectangle, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
984 Buster the Dog, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
911 Props 1 (Sunglasses), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
949 Props 2, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
981 Beach Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
987 Palm Tree and Pail, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
781 All Seasons Tree (Clouds), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
778 Lots of Pops (Banner), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
974 Rectangle Pull card (Rectangles), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
506 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape, 6mm (1/4")
7018 Glitter Dots Peel-Off's in black - Elizabeth Craft Designs
White card stock
Patterned paper - Carta Bella
Blue card stock - Stampin' Up
Green card stock - Stampin' UIp
Brown card stock - Stampin' Up
Cloud patterned paper - American Crafts
Polka Dot Patterned paper - The Paper Studio
Kraft Card stock - scraps
Silver Sharpie Marker
White pencil crayon - Prismacolor
Black fine point pen - American Crafts
Bakers Twine - American Crafts
Black and Orange sparkle card stock - scraps
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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Bath Tub Trough, a Pop Stand Card

Good morning friends

Today I can share some of Karen Burniston's new Pop it Ups dies!!!  They were released at the Collins show this past weekend, and this is one of the cards I made for the show. Can you guess the theme of the new release? Ha!


Oh. My. Goodness, you have to see what the Designer Challenge Team has been coming up with using this new Barn Pop Stand. AMAZING! Karen Burniston thinks of everything when she is designing the Pop it Ups dies and the barn doors even open and close. Yes they do.

However, I used the barn differently for this card, adhering it directly to the back of the card and using the Bathtub Pop Stand as a trough.  Brownie the Cow (one of the new Characters) is attached to the Bathtub with the spinner from the Rectangle Pull card. The Pop it Ups collection all works together seamlessly.



I'm partial to cows. There is absolutely no reason for this, but I even love watching them when we are driving in the country. Brownie the Cow Character has such a cute expression - you are going to be seeing her a lot from me. Don't say I didn't warn you! I've already made a Mother's Day and a Birthday card with her and there are lots more ideas in the works.


I used woodgrain patterned paper for the trough and filled it with the  little hay bales.  Below you can see how I positioned the spinner. To get the cowhide look, I printed paper from a digital scrapbooking kit. Then attached it to the ECD Double Sided Adhesive tape and die cut Brownie's detail layer. Easy Peasy, and each (Holstein) Brownie cow looks slightly different.


This is such a fun release - make sure you check out what the rest of the Designer Challenge Team has been coming up with!!

Supplies: (the new Pop-it-Ups will be available at the end of May 2015 so they are not yet linked)

980 Bathtub Pop Stand, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
1022 Brownie the Cow, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
1025 Hay There Pop Stand Accessories, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
974 Rectangle Pull Card (Spinner), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
914 Outdoor Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
1023 Cheepers the Chicken (Egg), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
1021 Barn Pop Stand, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
780 Garden Bench (Grass clump), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
781 All Seasons Tree (Clouds), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
909 Hoppy the Frog (Fly), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
509 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape, 64mm (6")
506 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape 6mm (1/4")
967 Alphabet Caps 1 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
968 Numbers & More 1 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
White card stock
Woodgrain patterned paper - MME
Digital Scrapbooking Kit - Little Tumbleweeds, Nitwit Collections (Cow Print)
Kraft card stock
Black card stock
Red card stock
Textured red card stock - Bazzill
Green patterned paper for grass, and for the card front - Crate Paper
Gingham Ribbon
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