Saturday, 17 February 2018

Swedish House Crafts - Final Snowman of the Season



Hello, my friends! 

Welcome to a new Swedish House Crafts post!

I'm here today with my final snowman share for the season. *sniff*sniff* 
I love Winter and always hate to see it go!
(Not that it's actually going! We have months of Winter weather still ahead of us! lol)

Yet I also love Spring, and it's arrival is always wonderful to see! 
So I'm happy to be moving on to Spring projects :o)


 I wanted to keep my card colours soft and frosty. 
I found that these papers from the Walking in the Forest Collection worked beautifully. 
I just added some matching pale blue cardstock from my stash.


 This sweet Tilda with Little Snowy is so adorable. 
I coloured her up to match the papers. 
I also added a bit of Stickles here and there. 
She's all sold out in the shop right now 
but Suha would be more than happy to order her in for you. 
Just use the pre-order link listed below.


 These Gummiapan Snowflake dies are a must have die!
 They're such a beautiful size and they cut like a dream for such an intricate die. 
I simply added a little rhinestone to the center.


 The Gummiapan Snowman die was the perfect final addition.
I added a little strip of white paper to the back, 
and then filled the holes with Stickles. 
He makes such a lovely frosty friend!


 Here's one final look at the whole card:


This was such a fun card to make! I hope you had fun looking at it!  


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Thursday, 15 February 2018

All Dressed Up - Challenge #78

Hello, my friends!

Today is the beginning of a new challenge at All Dressed Up!
The challenges are always Anything Goes but you MUST use an image from All Dressed Up.
There are freebies available at the challenge blog HERE! :o)

This month I used the fun "New Hair Do" image,
which you can find HERE.

She's so much fun to color and play with!
Here's my card:



Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Scalloped Ovals;
Ribbon: Celebrate It. 

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Head on over to the Challenge Blog and join the fun! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need:




Wednesday, 7 February 2018

New Release at All Dressed Up - Woodland Bird

Hello, my friend!

Welcome to a New Release post for All Dressed Up!

Today I'm sharing a new image called "Woodland Bird",
which you can find HERE.

I've done a very CAS card this month.




Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Color: Prismacolor Pencils;
Punch: WRMK - Corner Chomper;
Liquid Pearls: Opal, Buttercup;
Stickles: Stardust.

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Head on over to the blog to check out all the other wonderful new release images, 
and see what everyone else has created! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need:


Monday, 5 February 2018

Fun With FabScraps - Study Buddy's Pencil Tin

Hello, my friends!

I have a fun new FabScaps project to share with you today!
This is one I did a while ago but haven't shared here on my blog yet. 
It's using the fun C98 Study Buddy's Collection. 
As always with my FabScraps posts, I first have all the photos,
followed by the full tutorial.









STUDY BUDDY’S COLLECTION
Star Student Pencil Tin
Nancy Nickel
For this project you will need:
·        FabScraps Study Buddy’s Collection Paper Range C98 007, 008
·        FabScraps Study Buddy’s Collection Sticker Sheet ST98 001
·        Favorite Layered Labels Die (Spellbinders Nestabilities – Labels Eighteen)
·        Cardstock – White
·        Ribbon – Coordinating Colour
·        Scor Tape
·        Tin of Choice
Instructions:
1.     Measure height of tin between top and bottom rims. Cut C98 007 this measurement by full width of paper. Depending on the size of your tin, this may not be enough to go around. Cut a second piece to cover the remainder of the tin. Cut it from the same place on the second sheet of paper, and the pattern will line up around the entire tin. You can see how I pieced it by the photo of the back of my tin. Adhere paper to the tin using Scor Tape. This gives a smooth and strong hold.
2.     Cut labels from white cardstock. Apply “Star Student” sticker to one label, and “DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE GREAT!!” sticker to other label.
3.     Cut two lager labels from C98 008. Add white labels to the front of these labels.
4.     Adhere labels in place on the tin front, and the tin lid, as shown in photos.
5.     Wrap coordinating ribbon around rim of tin.
6.     Tie ribbon bow and add to corner of front label. Enjoy!
Thanks so much for looking! See you again soon!

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Don't forget to head on over to the FabScraps Blog,

There's lots of gorgeous inspiration to see!

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Simply Magnolia Challenges - Valentine's Day

Hello, my friends!

***After a few technical difficulties the February Challenge has begun!***

I'm excited to be sharing my first post as a DT member of 
You may have noticed the adorable badge in my sidebar!

It's a fun monthly challenge with simple rules.
Just follow the theme, and include a Magnolia product on your project. 

The February Challenge is Valentine's Day!

My card is not made with traditional Valentine colours.
I recently purchased this fun digital collection and was anxious to play with it.

Here's my card:


Aren't those bright colors fun?
The papers, and all the embellishments, are from the printable kit.
I used the print and cut feature on my Cricut Explore Air.
Don't they look real?
Especially the ribbon, flowers, and crocheted leaves.


Here's a closer look:


As a finishing touch, I added a few little rhinestones over the printed ones. 


Materials Used:
Papers and Embellishments: Meredith Cardall Printable Collection - Totally Huggable;
Machine: Cricut Explore Air;
Stamp: Magnolia - Tilda With Hearts;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Card Shape: Dutch Doobadoo Template;
Die: Gummiapan - Stitched Oval Dies;
Bling: Kaisercraft - Pink Rhinestones.

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Magnolia-licious Challenge - Anything Goes

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Now it's your turn!
Make something using a Magnolia product,
and head over to the blog and link up!

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Swedish House Crafts - Sweetheart

Hello, my friends!

I'm back today with another project 
featuring this wonderful Gummiapan Goodie Bag Die from Swedish House Crafts!

Yesterday I shared a Valentine gift bag for him...today I am sharing a version for her!
Just a simple change of colours and elements, and it has a completely different look.


This time I created the bag from red cardstock. 
Then I again decorated it using the gorgeous Pion Design - To My Valentine Collection. 
Before assembling the bag, 
I die-cut a heart from the center of one side using the Gummiapan heart die.  
I then adhered a piece of paper behind the open heart, 
ensuring that the pretty little roses were showcased. 
I fussy cut the two doves from one of the papers and adhered them in place. 
I added the bottom trim from the border sheet. 
The "Sweetheart" was found on the word strip. 
Finally, I added two pearls.



Here's a close-up look at the front side.



 Here's the other side. 
I cut a square of paper, distressed it and adhered it to the box. 
I added the same border trim across the bottom edge. 
The beautiful butterflies were fussy cut from the element paper. 
I adhered only the body and bent up the wings. 
Finally, I added pearls to this side as well.


Here is a close-up look at this side of the box.


Thank you for stopping in today! 
I'll be sharing more fun ways to decorate these great little gift bags in the coming weeks, 
so I hope you'll watch for them!

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Swedish House Crafts - Be Mine

Hello, my friends!

Today I have a fun little extra project share for you
This project combines three of my favorite things
...Gummiapan dies, Pion papers, and "little"
...I love to make little things! :o)
 I began with this wonderful Gummiapan Goodie Bag Die, 
which measures only 2 1/2" wide x 3 1/4" tall x 1" deep. 
It's so cute! Lots of fun to decorate too!

First, I have a version for him:


 I created the bag from black card stock. 
Then I decorated it using the gorgeous Pion Design - To My Valentine Collection. 
What a beautiful bunch of papers! 
The front square was cut, distressed, and adhered in place. 
Then I added the bottom trim from the border sheet. 
The "Be Mine" was found on the word strip.
 Finally, I die-cut the hearts from red card stock using another Gummiapan die.


 Here's a close-up look at the front of the bag. 
I love the stitch detail around the little handle.


 Now here is the other side of the bag. 
Again, I added the same paper, bottom trim, and hearts. 
This time I fussy cut some tickets from the element sheet.
I could not decide between two tickets, so I decided to add them both.


  I did that by fussy cutting a heart from the sheet, 
and hinging the two tickets together. 
I used a little stamp image to decorate the back of the front ticket, 
and adhered the back ticket to the front of the bag. 
I then placed a little red heart brad in the top corner 
to act as a tuck spot to keep the front ticket closed.


Here is a close-up view of this side of the little bag! 
See how the ticket tucks under the brad?


Thanks for stopping by today!
 Please come back tomorrow to see the version I have for her!


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