Saturday, 22 October 2016

Fall Into Autumn

Happy Saturday, my friends!

Today I'm sharing an extra "just for fun" card.

This is made using one of the free digital images from Gecko Galz.
I printed it and then cut it out with my Cricut Explore Air. 
I colored it, and then backed it with a dark night sky colored paper, cut in a circle.

It's such a great tree!
I have a number of leaf punches but they were all too big.
So I decided this heart punch would make great little leaves.
I punched them out in several Fall colors.
I folded and curled them, and adhered them all in place.
Finally, I mounted it on a round card base.

Here's a closer look at all the little heart leaves.

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: Gecko Galz Freebie;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Cut: Cricut Explore Air;
Die: WRMK - Nesting Circles;
Punch: Martha Stewart - Hearts.

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Linking Up To:

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #175 - Shades of Fall

Fun-day Friday Challenge #161 - Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts Challenge #26 - Anything Goes/Autumn Colors

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Since this is an Fall themed post, I thought I would share a peek of our Fall with you.

My Back yard on October 5th:

The snow was so wet and heavy that it completely flattened our huge lilac hedge.

The snow is all gone now...and it looks more Fall-ish.
I'm sure it will be back very soon! :o)

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Guest Design Team Project for Inspired by Stamping - Part 2

Hello, my friends!

Today is my second Guest DT spot over at Inspired by Stamping!

I would like to give Joanna a BIG thank you for having me.
It’s been lots of fun creating and sharing my projects with all of you.

Also, Joanna has generously offered a special DISCOUNT CODE to my blog readers! 
Read to the bottom for all the details! ;o)

Today I am sharing a masculine themed card.
I combined two stamp sets from Inspired by Stamping:

Here is the card I created:

Here's how I did it:

First, I gathered some of my supplies.

I began with my solid piece of blue cardstock.
I chose the sentiment “Sending You Best Wishes on Your Birthday” and stamped it in black ink,
leaving lots of space around it for the next step.

I brushed the entire cardstock with my powder tool.
I stamped the label with Versamark ink, centering it over the stamped sentiment.
Then I sprinkled it with black embossing powder and heat set it.

Next, I cut it out using the Fancy Labels 3 Die from Inspired by Stamping.

Then I cut all the pieces for the card.
From the black cardstock I made a tent-fold A2 card base,
which is a 4 ¼” X 11” piece scored at 5 ½”.
From the patterned paper, I cut a piece measuring 4” X 5 ¼”.
Since the die-cut label left a blue edge, I cut another label of black cardstock.
I inked the edges of the label and patterned paper with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Now I’ll show you what I did with the black label I cut.
Since the die left a blue edge around my label, it disappeared into the patterned paper.
I wanted to frame it with black to make it stand out, and give it more weight.
I cut another set of blue and black labels to demonstrate.

I began by cutting the black label in half lengthwise.
Then I trimmed off the ends from the curve to the center cut, as shown here:

Discarding the little end bits, I adhered the other pieces behind the label,
leaving about 1/8” exposed.

Here is how it looks on my finished card:

The final step was to create a simple bow to add behind the label.
I did this using the matching ribbon from the 
Autumn Ribbon Collection
from Inspired by Stamping.
I LOVE this ribbon!
Then it was just a matter of adhering it all together.

Again, here is my finished card:

I hope you like my masculine themed card!
Both of the stamp sets I used are very versatile,
and perfect for any style of card!

Thanks for stopping by!
Please let me know if you have any questions! :o)

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Inspired by Stamping Materials Used:

Fancy Labels 3 Stamp Set

Trendy Circle Sentiments
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Other Materials Used:
Black Cardstock
Basic Grey – Oxford 6 X 6 Paper
Blue Cardstock
Versamark Ink
Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Black
EK Success Powder Tool
Martha Stewart Score Board
Fiskars Trimmer
Acrylic Blocks

Heat Gun

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Now for information on the special DISCOUNT CODE:
The code is thenickelnook20.
It is good for 20% off all orders of $20 or more at Inspired By Stamping
...excluding clearance items.
This discount code will expire November 20, 2016.
Thank you again, Joanna!
Happy Shopping, my friends! :o)

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Jennifer Nilsson Art DT - Autumn Basket Girl

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new card share for Jennifer Nilsson Art.  

Today I am using the "Autumn Basket Girl" image.
This image is available in the Etsy Shop, as well as Miss Daisy Stamps.

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Autumn Paperpad;
Image: Jennifer Nilsson Art - Autumn Basket Girl;
Colour: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Bling: Unknown Rhinestones;
Ribbon: Offray - Brown Grosgrain.

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Here are all the links you'll need:

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Miss Daisy Stamps DT - Happy Pumpkin

Hello, my friends!

I have a new card to share with you today, 
using an image from Miss Daisy Stamps.

I've used the fun "Happy Pumpkin" image. 
You can find it HERE.

Isn't he a happy fella?

Materials Used:
Papers: MAMBI - Harvest Specialty Cardstock;
Image: Miss Daisy Stamps - Happy Pumpkin;
Colour: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Decorative Curved Square.

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Here are all the links:

Kathryne is very generous with gifts and surprises.

You'll want to sign up so you don't miss any of the fun!

Monday, 17 October 2016

Jennifer Nilsson Art Challenge - It's Looking a Lot Like Christmas

Hello, my friends!

Today is the start of a new Challenge at Jennifer Nilsson Art
This month's theme is "It's Looking a Lot Like Christmas!"

For my card I used the sweet "Yorkie Love" image.
This image is available in the Etsy Shop, as well as Miss Daisy Stamps.

This is not a typical Christmas image but works beautifully in Christmas colors! :o)

Materials Used:
Papers and Sentiment: Hot Off the Press - Ultimate Christmas Creative Pack;
Image: Jenn Nilsson Art Digital Image - Yorkie Love;
Colour: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Brads: Recollections - Metallic Brads;
Ribbon: Celebrate It.

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Head on over to the blog and get in on the challenge!
I can't wait to see what you create! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need:

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Tutti Designs - Rose Frame Die

Hello, my friends!

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

This week I am using the gorgeous "Rose Frame" die,
from the September release.
You can find it in the store HERE.

I simply cut the die from some pretty pink glitter foam.
This foam had a self-adhesive backing. 
Due to the intricacy of the die...I did use a pokey tool too remove a few of the tiniest little bits.
I think the end result made the extra work worth it!

Then I simply removed the backing, and centered it on my card front. 

It was very easy to stamp my sentiment in the center. 
Then I added a double bow to the top, and a few randomly placed pearls. 

Here's a close-up look and the amazing intricacy of this die.

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Crafts - Glitter Foam;
Stamp: Inspired by Stamping - Heartfelt Sentiments;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Ribbon: Celebrate It;
Pearls: My Stash.

Rose Frame Die From Tutti Designs:

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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, 15 October 2016

All Dressed Up - Challenge #62

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)

For my card today, I used the "First Prize" Image.
You can find it right HERE.

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: All Dressed Up - First Prize;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Fleur de Elegance;
Punch: Stampin' Up - Boho Blossoms;
Stamp: Stampin' Up - Boho Blossoms;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Rhinestone Flourishes: Dollarama;
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: