Friday, 12 February 2016

New Puppy Pull Card and a Zentangle Tile

Good morning friends

It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog and I have a sweet Z-fold card today using the newest Pull Card shape - the Oval. It has the notch that holds the card in the closed position, which I love. The front has sparkly patterned paper and a 3-d puppy sticker.


Look at how nicely the new Pull Card Edges work! The Scallops fit perfectly over the notch that holds the card closed.


I made this card for a friend who got a REALLY CUTE new puppy!


I'm also sharing my Zentangle Tile #9



Supplies:
Oval Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Pull Card Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
White card stock
Patterned paper - Brenda Walton
PanPastels, Kit #1 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Dog Sticker - the Paper Studio
Clear Double Sided Adhesive, 1/4 and 6" Width's
Stickles
Props 4, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stamp - Stampin' Up


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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Little Plane Valentine

Good morning friends

Today's share is the Valentine card that I made for my parents to give Ethan. I'm still using up bits and pieces from my stash, and this little airplane was made last Spring. I'd been experimenting with adding the Silk Microfine Glitter over stamped images. The adhesive got a little wrinkle in it but the plane is still petty cute so I kept it to use.

The cloud background was sponged on using Karen Burniston's new Stage it Stencil, and I used her clear stamps as well.


Ethan will love this card, because it's BLUE and if you ask him his favourite colour he will shout BLUE!

Supplies:
Stitched Journal Card - Lawn Fawn
White card stock
Stage it Stencil - Partly Cloudy, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Airplane - The Alley Way Stamps
Silk Microfine Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs
White card stock
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Tape - 2-1/2" width
Copics
Heart trail - Lawn Fawn
Blue card stock - Stampin' Up
What's Up Stamp set - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Marker - Stampin - Up


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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Ladybug Birthday In A Box Card

Good morning friends

Today is the day that Karen Burniston has her Designer Challenge post on her  BLOG - be sure to check out her card for the challenge GLITTER.

My share today was made for a paper crafting friend. I wanted to use a couple of dies that I know she has, as it's always fun to see how someone else uses your tools and she had requested a Card In A Box. When you know someone appreciates it, you enjoy putting a lot of effort into their card!

I took lots of photos, so you can see the different views.



The black butterfly body and the black sections of the ladybugs were cut from black velvet. I added a picket fence around the perimeter, under the box flaps.




Just for fun, I also decorated the underside of the flaps with coordinating blocks from a sheet of patterned paper in the same stack.


Because the card was being hand delivered, I was able to package it up in a clear cello bag. That is my favourite way to package this type of card.

Supplies:
Layered Flower die - Papertrey Ink
Patterned paper - Pebbles
Stickles
In A Box Card die set - The Stamps of life
White card stock
Picket fence - Sizzix
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive, 4" and 1/2" widths
Fine point tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Fine point black marker - Staedtler
Fun foam
711 - Ladybugs - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Black Velvet Adhesive Sheet - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Planner stamps and dies (banners) - The Stamps of Life
Quarter Flowers with Leaves (leaves) - The Stamps of Life
Green card stock - Stampin' Up
Butterfly Pivot (butterfly), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Butterfly Accessories, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)



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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Karen Burniston February 2016 Designer Challenge Card #2

Good morning friends

Today I'm sharing my second card for Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge "GLITTER!". This card went in a completely different direction than I initially planned, but I like how it turned out and it was fun to make.

I used my new favourite Pop it Ups die, the Hanging Charm Pull Tab to make a 5x 7" flat (post-card style) card. Below is the front with the card flat and ready to put in an envelope.


Since my initial idea was to make a farm themed Valentine, the glittered characters have red shadows.    The detail layers were cut in to the adhesive side of double sided adhesive backed white card stock, then glittered with Silk Microfine Glitter.

Below it the card with the Pull Tab open. Virgil is adhered to a piece of pearlized vellum that is attached behind the curvy frame. I accented the frame with glitter dots for even more shimmer & shine.


The cloud background was made using one of Karen Burniston's new Stage it Stencils ... Partly Cloudy. The clouds have glitter glue on their lower edges, and the extended pull tab was fussy cut around one of the clouds.

The word balloon is from the Lorna Label Pop-Up set, and the stamp inside the Pull Tab was selectively inked then coloured with pencil crayons.


Haha - don't you love a pink glittery Virgil?


Below is the back of the card, decorated with the rest of the fence pieces from the front of the card. I also added clouds and birds from the Partly Cloudy Stage it Stencil and sponged the grass with green ink. I'll write my message on this when I go to send the card. I'm thinking it will make a great Love Note for our daughter & husband. With all they go with with Olivia's Pulmonary Hypertension, I like to send them notes of encouragement so they know they are not in this alone.


Be sure to check out what the rest of the Designer Challenge Team has come up with ... their blogs are linked on the right. Karen Burniston will have her post on her BLOG tomorrow (Wednesday).


Supplies:
Hanging Charm Pull Tab, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Fence Pop Stand, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Cheepers the Chicken, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Virgil the Pig, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Snowball the Sheep, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Partly Cloudy, Stage it Stencils - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Farm Greetings Clear Stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
White card stock
Kraft card stock
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Peony Pink Silk Microfine Glitter
Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Solar Gold Silk Microfine Glitter
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Tape, 6" and 1/8" Width

Card size 5 x 7"

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Monday, 8 February 2016

Karen Burniston February 2016 Designer Challenge Card #1

Good morning friends

Today is the first day of the Designer Challenge, and Karen Burniston's challenge is "GLITTER!". Now I love some shimmer and shine, but don't usually go all out with the glitter. For this card though - I added more glitter than I ever have on a single card and I love the effect.

Of course I wanted to use my new favourite Pop it Ups die - the Hanging Charm Pull Tab for my Designer Challenge card.  I added the included heart charm, but made it an expanding heart! Below the card is in the closed position, ready to put in an envelope.


Rocky the Crab is so fun in his red glittery goodness, holding a little sign that says 'love ya'. The little oval is actually the plate from the new Props 8 set. The top of the Palm Tree and the coconuts are glittered, the hearts and the frame are also glittered. I added Glitter Dots to the frame and Glitter Line Peel-Off's. Wowsa.


Here is the card open, where the expanding heart dangles the centre of the frame. The hearts have glitter accents on them. I used a negative die cut heart piece to trace around for the two hearts that are revealed when you pull the tab. There is a Happy Anniversary Peel-Off joining the two hearts. Around the perimeter of the card are TWO layers of glitter. The first one is gold, and the narrower one on top is chocolate.

To create the expanding heart, I die cut the heart charm four times from patterned paper. Each one was scored down the centre then the halves were glued to each other with the string down the centre. Then I added squiggles with white glue and poured glitter on them. The hardest part was waiting for the glue to dry before I finished assembling the card!




Be sure to check out the rest of the Designer Challenge Team - they are linked to the right. Karen Burniston's post will be Wednesday on her blog.

Supplies:
Rocky the Crab, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Palm Tree and Pail, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Hanging Charm Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Oval Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Props 8 (plate for oval), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
7010 Glitter Lines - Elizabeth Craft Designs
343 Assorted Words - Elizabeth Craft Designs
638 Solar Gold Silk Microfine Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs
607 Chocolate Silk Microfine Glitter Elizabeth Craft Designs
614 True Red Silk Microfine Glitter Elizabeth Craft Designs
635 Spring Peridot Silk Microfine Glitter Elizabeth Craft Designs
611 Rust Silk Microfine Glitter Elizabeth Craft Designs
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Tape, 6", 1/4" and 1/8" width
Red Glitter card stock - Michaels
Black card stock
Black card stock
White card stock
Brown card stock
Patterned paper - K and Company
Wink of Stella
Stickles
Coloured Pencil - Prismacolor

Card 5 x 7


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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Baker the Beaver on Caffeine

Good morning friends

I have a flat card to share today, made for Elizabeth Craft Design's CHA booth for Karen Burniston. She requested some flat cards to display that were sized at 4-1/2 x 6" and blank inside. Flat cards? The whole Designer Challenge Team struggled a little with this one, ha ha. Since I am in love with Baker the Beaver, I decided to use him with the new Coffee Bean embossing folder and Coffee & Tea Clear stamps.


I added some pen work to make Baker look a little jittery, he is holding a die cut coffee bean from the new Cup Pop 'Stand set, and to further the jittery caffeine look Baker is on an Action Wobble. Totally fun.

Supplies:
Baker the Beaver, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Brown card stock - Stampin' Up
Soft Finish Card Stock, 85# - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Pan Pastels Kits #1, 2 and 3 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Fine point tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Action Wobble
White card stock
Patterned paper - Carta Bella
Coffee and Tea Clear Stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Cup Pop Stand (coffee beans), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Coffee bean embossing folder - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)


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Saturday, 6 February 2016

C4C 322 Card

Good morning friends

It's Saturday, and that means a new challenge on the Crazy4Challenges Blog. February's hostess is Peggy McCurry and the Guest Designer is Vicki Dutcher at http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com

Here is Peggy's Challenge: National Kite Flying Day is coming up on the 8th . The challenge today is to use a kite or a kite shape on your card.

I didn't have any kite images or dies, so instead used a Pinwheel set to make Love Notes for the Grandkids. Joset has a really cute kite die set recently released at Elizabeth Craft Designs and that will soon be added to my collection. Now I can think of all kinds of fun reasons to use a kite!


I went over each of the coloured pinwheels with a Wink of Stella pen for some subtle shimmer and shine.


I used Karen Burniston's cloud embossing folder on the white panel of this first card. The Pinwheels are from the Stamps of Life, back when I was a club member. This is the first time I've used it!


The sweet little 'hello' is from the Rectangle Accordion Pop it Ups die set - that one gets a LOT of use.


Check out the C4C 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 C4C322.

Supplies:
Solo Pinwheel
Patterned paper - We R Memory Keepers
Pinwheel stamp (fussy cut) - The Stamps of Life
Wink o Stella
White card stock
Blueprints #12 - My Favorite Things
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
KB105 Clouds Embossing Folder - Karen Buriston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Coloured pencils - Prismacolor

Pinwheel Trio
White card stock
Blueprints #18 - My Faborite Things
Patterned paper - Echo Park
70918 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Wink of Stella
Pinwheel stamp (fussy cut) - The Stamps of Life
Teal card stock
Accordion Rectangle, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Tape - 2-1/2" width.


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