Friday, July 31, 2015

The Butterflies return home to Crafting with Dragonflies

I'm so pleased that Crafting with Dragonflies is back with fortnightly challenges! Many thanks to Hilde for inviting me to rejoin the team. Our first challenge theme is Add a Butterfly.

I made this scene using dies from a Memory Box set and metallic papers from Recollections. The butterfly and sentiment are from an SU! stamp/die set, and I heat-embossed the stamps in a shiny dark orange. I made the border with Lemon Ice Stickles.




Inspiration/Challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas #226: The Great Outdoors + die cut
Fab 'n' Funky: No Patterned Papers
Fussy and Fancy #144: Things with Wings
Glitter n Sparkle #147: Something that starts with a B (Butterfly, Buildings)
Mod Squad Challenge: Anything Goes PLUS a DIE
Top Tip Tuesday: Bingo (Middle Column: Embossing, Sentiment, Dies)


Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us at Crafting with Dragonflies,

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Buttons at the Crafter's Cafe

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge this week is Buttons. We're sponsored by ArtByMiran, so I used her Love in a Cup digi stamp.

I recently won this great "coffee" die from YNS, along with some other goodies via the fun Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I die-cut the flowers from cardboard coffee sleeves and hand-sewed the buttons onto the card. The white border was die-cut from white Styrofoam. The coffee cup was made with a Heartfelt Creations die/stamp set. I colored the sweet image with Copics.

Cheerful Sketches
Inspiration/Challenges:
Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog: Sketch
Make My Monday: Flowers
Wags 'n Whiskers: Recycle (coffee sleeves & Styrofoam)



Thank you for visiting & hope you'll join us at The Crafter's Cafe,


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

DT Call at The Crafter's Cafe + Xmas in July Challenge Reminders

Hi everyone! I just wanted to pop by and let you know that we're having a DT Call at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. It's a fun team and I encourage you to try out!

Our theme this week at The Crafter's Cafe as well as Pile It On is Christmas in July. I know that's a popular theme this week, so I hope you'll find a project or two to link up!

Just to add a bit of fun to this post, here's a photo of my dogs Walt & Allen after their summer shaves!


Thank you for visiting,

Sunday, July 19, 2015

In the Flower Garden with UnstampaBelles

The UnstampaBelles July challenge is to Make some flowers, with the twist of creating a garden. You can make whatever you like, but remember: no stamps!


I made a little garden that pop out from the front of the card, but lays flat. The flower tops are made with a Sizzix Triplets die set. The stems are cut with dies from a Sizzix/Hero Arts die set. The fence and grass (behind the fence; you can't really see it) were cut on my Silhouette. The little butterflies were cut/embossed with an SU! Embosslit die. The tag is from a Graphic45 paper, and I attached it a flower-shaped brad.

Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teamies and hope you'll join us this month at UnstampaBelles!


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Pilin' on the Snowmen

The theme this week at Pile It On is Christmas/Winter in July, and we're sponsored by StitchyBear's Digi Outlet and I used Snowman with Sign by Ken Benner Designs.


This was a relatively easy card to make, as the base is from an IO Shake It card set. I made the top layer from a DP using a circle die.

I colored the snowman (other than the snow part) with Copic markers. I made the background by coloring it green and going over it with a blender pen. The "Warm Wishes" sentiment is a physical stamp that just fit onto the image! I filled the shaker card with Polar White Flowersoft and silver & blue glitters. I covered the white border with Glossy Accent & Diamond Dust.

Challenges/Inspiration:
  1. 52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Snowman
  2. Addicted to Stamps and More #15: Holiday
  3. Christmas Stampin' All Year Long: Snow or Glitter
  4. Crafty Calendar: Christmas in July
  5. Hanna & Friends #226: Shaker Card + Cute Person/Animal (Cute Snowman)
  6. Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: Winter Wonderland
  7. Little Claire's: Holidays
  8. Love to Scrap: 3 Embellishments (3 bows)
  9. Sparkle N Sprinkle July Challenge: Anything Goes with ... Loose Glitter (2nd entry)
  10. Tuesday Throwdown #235: Tic Tac Toe (Top Row: Stamp, Pattern Paper, Brads)
Update: This was chosen as a Top 3 for Tuesday Throwdown #235!

Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting! Hope you'll join us at Pile It On,