Friday, 21 July 2017

My Precious Daughter Tags for Swedish House Crafts

Hello, my friends! 

I'm happy to be sharing my first DT project for Swedish House Crafts today!

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If you're not familiar with Swedish House Crafts, let me tell you a little bit about them.
It's a wonderful online shop, located in the United Kingdom.
They carry a specially selected assortment of Swedish made papers, stamps and dies. 
You really have to go take a look at all the unique and inspiring products. 
They are happy to ship anywhere in the world,
and great customer service is definitely a priority to the owner! :o

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You all know how much I love to make tags! 
 These gorgeous Pion images were shouting at me to make them into tags! :o)
The sentiments were even included. 
Take a look:

I simply trimmed out the images, and distressed the edges with both a tool and ink. 
I matted everything with a coordinating cardstock. 
Then I layered everything onto a cardstock tag base.

Each tag was decorated with flowers created with Gummiapan Flower Dies. 
Then finally, some seam binding was added to the top of the tags.

Here's a closer look at the pink tag. 
The flowers here were made using the Flower Dies 5 Set. 
The leaves were created with the same dies. 
They make such pretty flowers! 
I made one large one for the bottom of the tag, 
and some smaller ones for higher up.

Here is a closer look at the purple tag. 
Another beautiful image and sentiment set. 
The flowers are made with the Gummiapan Flower 3 Dies Set. 
It makes a completely different flower. Isn't it pretty?

Here's a look at the different flowers side by side:

Here's another look at the two tags together. 
I have two precious daughters. 
When they were little, one's favorite colour was purple, and one's was pink! :o)

I hope you enjoyed seeing my tags today!

These are the products I used from Swedish House Crafts:

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Tutti Designs - Tools Die

Hello, my friends!

It's Monday, and I'm back with a new Tutti Designs share!

Today is actually my sweet husband's birthday!
As you may have noticed, I have been making quite a few masculine cards lately.
ONE of them was made with his birthday in mind. 
So every time he sees one of them, he says he wants THAT one for his birthday! 
This is the guy who says..."Oh, no! You don't need to give me a card!"
Now suddenly he wants ALL of the cards! haha 

After I made this card I put it away so that he couldn't see it,
which is apparently what I should have been doing all along! lol

This is using the fabulous Tools Die from Tutti Designs.
You can find it HERE.
I simply assembled the dies on the kraft and ran it through my big shot. 
I wrapped the twine around the bottom,
and then adhered it to the black card base.
Finally, I added the "You are my hero" stamp.
My husband is my hero in many ways,
but with tools is definitely one of them! :o)

Here's a closer look at the detail of the cuts:

There are so many dies here to have fun with!
The options are endless! 

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Stamp: Simon Says Stamp - Kelly Purkey DUDE;
Twine: Stampin' Up - Baker's Twine;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black.

Tutti Designs Dies Used:

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I'll be back next week with a new project.
In the meantime, here are all the links you'll need:

The Project Bin - Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 2

Hello, my friends! Welcome to Day 2 of The Project Bin’s Christmas in July Blog Hop! If you missed yesterday (because I wasn't part of it)
you'll want to go back and catch up! The Project Bin’s holiday hop will give you so many ideas, you'll be able to start your Christmas list!
If you are hopping along, you should have arrived here from Kelly’s blog. If you get lost along the way, or started somewhere in the middle, follow the candy cane trail back to The Project Bin inspiration blog. You won’t want to miss the creativity along the way! Remember: 2 lucky winners have the chance of winning one of the 2 generous gift certificates to shop at The Project Bin store! Woohoo! For today’s holiday inspiration, I have a card to share with you. I used the beautiful new "Joyful Song" Stamp Set. You can find it right HERE. It's my new FAVORITE Christmas stamp! I LOVE all of the wonderful sentiments on it. I kept my card simple to showcase the message of the stamp.Here's a closer look at the crisp image: I did some more stamping on the inside of the card.
Here's another close-up:Other Materials Used: Papers: Kraft Cardstock, Carta Bella - So This Is Christmas; Die: Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents; Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ribbon: Celebrate It.
Here's a look at the complete Joyful Song Set: * * * * * Okay, that's it from me! :o) Next up, hop on over to Patricia‘s blog. Be sure to leave a comment at each stop. The winners will be announced on The Project Bin blog this week. We hope you enjoy our Christmas in July blog hop!
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Linking Up To:
Christmas Card Challenges #17
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #342
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas in July

Saturday, 15 July 2017

All Dressed Up - Challenge #71

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 is an image that I colored up a LONG time ago!
It's To Have & To Hold, which you can find HERE.
I think it was right after I started coloring with pencils. 
I finally made a card with it! :o)

Please don't look too closely at the coloring.
Remember...this was done a LONG time ago! ;o)
I wanted you to see a close-up of the fun liquid pearls.
I added it on the bride's necklace and bracelet, the groom's buttons, 
and then I added stickles to the flowers in the bride's hair.

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections and Bazzill - Cardstock;
Die: Spellbinder Nestabilities - Romantic Rectangles Two;
Color: Prismacolor Pencils;
Bling: Crafts - Rhinestones;
Stickles: Diamond;
Liquid Pearls: White Opal;
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:

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Cards and More Shop Blog - INSTA HOP CELEBRATION

Hello, my friends!

Some of you already saw my instagram post yesterday!

We're having a special 10th Birthday Celebration 

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What's an INSTA HOP???

It's like a blog hop but it happens only over on instagram.
It's so easy to participate!
All you do is hop around to all the DT posts,
like the posts, and leave a comment with the word CELEBRATE!! 
Feel free to tag some friends along the way,
so that they can come and play!
We have some very generous sponsors,
and lots of prizes to be won!

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Here's the card you'll see over on my instagram, right HERE:

I hope to see you all hopping along with us! :o)

You'll find a complete list of all of the posts here:

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Tutti Designs - Trombone

Hello, my friends!

It's Monday, and I'm back with a new Tutti Designs share!

Today I'm featuring the fun new Trombone Die,
which you can find right HERE.

I've also added the Fancy Top Hat, and the Stitched Nesting Oval dies.

As soon as I saw the trombone die, all the wonderful old musicals came to mind. 
Then I was reminded of these digitals paper in my collection. 
The men in the ads look like they play in the big band.
I'm sure they'll be wearing their fancy top hats after the show, right?  

Here's a closer look at all three dies:

The paper collection included this fun quite.
I thought it was the perfect addition to my card! 

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Kraft Cardstock,
Fancy Pants - Swagger Digital Papers;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Bling: Queen & Co. - Pearls.

Tutti Designs Dies Used:


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I'll be back next week with a new project.
In the meantime, here are all the links you'll need:

Friday, 7 July 2017

New Release at All Dressed Up - Jam Jars

Hello, my friend!

Welcome to a New Release post for All Dressed Up!
I'll be here on the 7th of each month to share a fun new image with you! :o)

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

Isn't it lovely?
I just punched a simple frame and added some layers.

Then I added a simple bow and a little bit of bling.

Materials Used:
Papers: GCD Studio - Nostalgia;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Punch: Martha Stewart PAP - Flower Shower;
Ribbon: Offray - Picot Edge;
Bling: Crafts - Sparkle Stickers.

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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:

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Gecko Galz July Feature Post

Hello, my friends!

First of all...Happy Independence Day to all my American friends!  :o)

Welcome to my July Feature Post for Gecko Galz!

On the 4th of each month, I share projects made with wonderful Gecko Galz products.
It will be posted here, on my blog, as well as over at the Gecko Galz Blog.

In keeping with the Customer Challenge of In a Mermaid's Garden,
I have created another Mermaid card. 

The gorgeous paper is from the Beachy Keen Digital Paper Pack.
The beautiful image is from Splish Splash Digital Stamp Set.

Rather than coloring the image,
I chose to simply ink it to match the papers.

I've also added the Mermaid tag that I made for the Customer Challenge. 
Details are HERE.

For the next two cards I really wanted to play with some images from the Summer release.
The images on both of these cards come from the
This is a really lovely collection of images!

Here's a closer look:

This is another Gibson Girl. 
The papers for both of these cards came from the
Words and Music Digital Paper Pack.

For both cards, I simply inked the images,
and matted them on black cardstock.
Then I added black photo corners, 
before adhering them to the card base.

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Punch: Martha Stewart - Photo Corner;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Ribbon: Celebrate It;
Bling: Dollarama - Sequins.

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Don't forget to participate in the fun Customer Challenge!
You can read all the details over at the blog.

Here are all the links you'll need:

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Tutti Designs - Wedding Bouquet

Hello, my friends!

It's Monday, and I'm back with a new Tutti Designs share!

This week I'm sharing this lovely Wedding Bouquet Die.
You can find it HERE.

Sometimes all you need is 5 minutes,
some paper and glitter foam,
and some fantastic Tutti Designs dies.

Seriously...that's it...and you end up with this beautiful card!

Oh, and throw in a few pretty rhinestones too!

Here's a close-up of the bouquet cut out of glitter foam:

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Crafts - Pink Adhesive Glitter Foam;
Bling: Kaisercraft - Rhinestones.

Tutti Designs Dies Used:


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I'll be back next week with a new project.
In the meantime, here are all the links you'll need:

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Gecko Galz July Customer Challenge - In a Mermaid's Garden

Hello, my friends!

Welcome back to a brand new Customer Challenge at Gecko Galz.
The July Challenge is:

In a Mermaid's Garden!

I made a tag for the Challenge this month. 
I created the tag base from an aqua green cardstock.
Then I used a Gecko Galz paper from the Marble Halls Paper Pack.
I cut it slightly smaller than the tag base.
I punched across the bottom with a decorative punch. 
I ink and tool distressed all the edges and adhered them together. 

 Then I adhered a piece of cheesecloth to the center of the tag.
Once it was in place, I sprayed the whole thing with Glimmer Mist. 
Once it was dry, I adhered the colored image, 
and all the pretty rhinestones.
I also added some sea-weedy fibers to the tag top.

Here's a closer look at the sweet mermaid image. 
This image is from the Sunny Summer Digital Stamp Set.
I colored it with my markers, added some Stickles,
and adhered it in place with foam tape.

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Punch: Martha Stewart - Scalloped Teardrop;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Glimmer Mist: Wheat Beer;
Fiber: CTMH - Green, Yellow, Orange;
Bling: Crafts - Rhinestone Stickers;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Stickles: Star Dust.

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Head on over to the Gecko Galz blog and see all the other DT inspiration.
Then grab yourself some goodies from the Gecko Galz Shop,
and get in on the July Challenge.

You'll find all the details HERE.