Wednesday, September 18, 2019

#122 Scrapy Land Challenge




Time for a new challenge over at Scrapy Land
Because I want to be sure that this year I have all my cards ready in time to mail them, I decided to make a Christmas card. For my card I am using a very cute Lawn Fawn stamp - Frosty Fairy Friends. It is such a beauty :)


Card Recipe:

1. Card base - 300gsm white card stock - plied dimension 10.5 x 14.5 cm and I cut an oval shape on the front panel
 
2. Stamped and colored the fairies and all the other decorative elements. I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers - I absolutely love them

3. The inside of the card - using Distress Oxides I made the background, I used 2 shades of blue - Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch and just blended everything together and then I stamped the snowflakes

4. I cut a piece of white card stock with the Stitched Hills Bordered Dies and assembled the snowy hills

5. Glued the house, the branches and the mushrooms.

6. I added a lot of glitter with my Nuvo Glimmer pen and some glossy accents.

7. I added the other 2 fairies and the branches on the front panel

8. The sentiment is from the same set and it is stamped on a piece of cardstock which I distressed on the edges



And this is it!

Hope you will enjoy it and give it a try and ... see info below ;)





The theme is always ANYTHING GOES using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

 There will be ONE winner and they will receive a
$15 Gift Certificate
to go shopping at Scrapy Land!!

The winner will be chosen by random.org and the Designers will still chose the Top Three and the Honorable Mentions. 

Scrapy Land carries over 55 brands of dies, so chances are you have a few of the brands in your stash!  You can see all the brands carried under the Products category.

Please link back to this Scrapy Land Challenge and include the link to this challenge on your blog post.  It would also be extremely helpful if you would list the brands of dies used in your project.  (Sometimes we can't tell if an item is a die cut or chipboard.)


We can't wait to see what you create!  It can be any style you like from CAS to mixed media and everything in between. Just be sure there's a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells.





take care and happy crafting until next time :)

Used supplies
                                      

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Calendar Card - taylormadecards4u DT project



I am showing you today my second project using the Passport To School Digital Kit designed by Monica from Taylormadecards4u

I decided to make a multi-purpose card :) Being a teacher for 10 years, I have had times when a small calendar could have come in handy, so my project today is a calendar card.
It is a sort of trifold card on which I played with the beautiful ephemera and papers from the kit.



I added the carpe diem die cut sentiment because I think it is perfect and motivational for a teacher to see it every day :) there are also some small flowers I made using flower punchers and added small gems in the middle.




I added a calendar for the 2019-2020 school year, the calendar is made by me in a Word Doc, I cut it and assembled using 2 brads. Here and there I added some washi tape, to decorate.




There is an ornage doily beneath the calendar for a little contrast. the beautiful alphabet paper from the kit is just perfect to be the background for this panel. There is a pocket with some small tags inside. Tags are always useful :)




The inside of the card offers plenty of space for small notes or as a To Do List :)






There is a double panel which has some extra space to add different info. The card is 16 x 16 cm (folded). I tried mixing the images so that the whole set to be displayed. It is a remarkable digital set, you can do soooo many projects. make sure you check out my fellow DT members to be amazed of their creativity and originality. You can find their project on the main blog - https://www.taylormadecards4u.com/blog





Check out this set and all the other gorgeous supplies.
Until next time, take care, stay safe and be creative! xoxo

Thursday, September 12, 2019

#9 Lavinia World Challenge


Time for a new challenge over at Lavinia World Challenge. 

For you to inspire I have a card that I am actually pretty proud of :)
For my card I used the Daydreaming Silhouette and the Trailing Ivy stamps.



Card recipe:
1. Cut the card base from a 300/gsm white card stock. 10.5 x 14.5 cm folded.

2. Cut a smaller panel from 80lbs white smooth Neenah paper

3. I used Cracked Pistachio and Mowed lawn Distress Oxides inks and blended the whole background. I used a circle made from masking tape and made the moon shape.

4. I black embossed the fairy using Versafine Black ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder

5. I then stamped the Ivy and here I had a little accident, because the Distress Oxide background was not fully dried :))) my ivy leaves were a little smeared. At first I wanted to throw everything away and just start over, but then it just hit me, why don't I use black ink and stamp over :) And this is how I got the multiple leaves effect. 

6. I colored the fairy and the giant mushroom using Nuvo Gllitter markers and then added some Glossy Accents on the fairy wings.

I decided to leave the card like this, not adding a sentiment. I think that you can use such a card fr multiple occasions and it is up to each one to add a message on the inside of the card.

You should def give it a try to such a card!
Hope you will enjoy it ....








Now it is your turn!!!

Enter your project and win a $15 gift certificate to use it on a shopping spree Lavinia Worldand a challenge badge :) 

How can you do this? Sooo easy:
- In your project - use any type of rubber or clear stamps, using Lavinia stamps is not a must but there are more advantages - using them your chances of winning are doubled
- Digi stamps are not allowed :(
- THE THEME IS ALWAYS "ANYTHING GOES"
-It is a bi-weekly challenge starting on every other Thursday

If you need inspiration and not only make sure you follow us on:



Disclaimer:
Please note that although we carry the full Lavinia range, we are not part of any other entity or Facebook group that carries Lavinia stamps. ONLY the cards posted to Lavinia World Challenges will be entered into the drawing for the Lavinia World prize. 
Also note that the gift certificates are ONLY valid at the Lavinia World website. https://laviniaworldchallenges.blogspot.com/

We can't wait to see your creations!!







Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Happy Birthday card - Scrapy Land Challenge #121



Hi there,
for you today, another male card, but it can easily be just a regular, universal birthday card.
My card is for you to inspire to take part in the new Challenge over at Scrapy Land



Card Recipe:

1. Card base - 300gsm white card stock - plied dimension 10.5 x 14.5 cm

2. Base panel - a piece of white card stock on which I played with Distress Inks and a small gelli plate
3. I used a stencil to add the diamond shaped effect 

4. Cut a piece of ivory card stock and embossed it using a happy birthday embossing folder. You can use any folder from here. I distressed the edges.

5. The balloons are cut with the die cut from Yvonne Creations

6. The sentiment is from a Tonic Studios kit, but you can use any stamp that you have - or choose something from here

And this is it!

Hope you will enjoy it and give it a try and ... see info below ;)






The theme is always ANYTHING GOES using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells. 

 There will be ONE winner and they will receive a
$15 Gift Certificate
to go shopping at Scrapy Land!!

The winner will be chosen by random.org and the Designers will still chose the Top Three and the Honorable Mentions. 

Scrapy Land carries over 55 brands of dies, so chances are you have a few of the brands in your stash!  You can see all the brands carried under the Products category.

Please link back to this Scrapy Land Challenge and include the link to this challenge on your blog post.  It would also be extremely helpful if you would list the brands of dies used in your project.  (Sometimes we can't tell if an item is a die cut or chipboard.)


We can't wait to see what you create!  It can be any style you like from CAS to mixed media and everything in between. Just be sure there's a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells.



take care and happy crafting until next time :)


Flower Card - Brown Sugar Challenge DT card

Howdy all,
the beginning of September is the start of a new challenge over at Brown Sugar Challenge. Our sponsor for this month is Bugaboo Stamps. My project is made with the funky flower blocks

The card is super easy to be made :)

I made my card base from white card stock - 300 gsm on which I added 2 stripes of washi tape. The stamp is printed and coloured - I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. Added 3 sequins and ta daaa! This is my card! Hope you will enjoy it! 

The theme for the challenge is ANYTHING GOES! 
Make sure you enter your project cause prizes are amazing! 
Good luck, everyone :)







Sunday, September 1, 2019

Back to school bookmarks - Taylormadecards4u project


It is September already? Woowww, time flies away :)


We have all been very busy working at projects to inspire you. Monica from Taylormadecards4u  has amazing new kits and ephemera in her shop. You definitely need to check them out.
My inspiration for you, for today, are some bookmarks I made using the Vintage Teacher tags set. This set is abs AMAZING! You can use it in sooo many ways.
 I decided to make some mixed media bookmarks, because you can never have too many, right?


And I was also able to recycle some leftovers from previous projects.



For the base I used recycled cardboard on which I glued tissue paper of various patterns.




I distressed the edges using Vintage Paper Distress Ink. I applied stripes of wrapped washi tape for some more vinatge effect.





I also had some flowers from a previous project and I decided to use them as border for the tags.




The flowers are distressed with Derwent Charcoal pencils.


Some of the bookmarks have floral stickers. :) 






Each tag has a piece of pink ribbon attached to it. And I also used some small quotes to add the final touch.





What do you think? I think that these are perfect gifts for your favorite teacher/s. They are very easy to be made, you just need to use the tag set and your imagination. 
Also, stay tuned 'cause on the 15th September I have another project for the Back To School theme. It is well worth it to wait.

Until then, check out Monica's shop and blog, and make sure you make your stash for the Christmas presents. :)

Hugs and kisses, stay safe, take care and be creative!
XOXO




Thank you Butterfly card - A Perfect Time To Craft September Challenge


Summer is still in the air and new challenges are on the way!
1st of September means the beginning of a new challenge over at  A Perfect Time to Craft.
The sponsor of this month is Sheepski Designs.
The stamp I used for my card is Butterfly Curl. It is such a gorgeous stamp. And pretty versatile too :)



Card Recipe:
1. Card base - 300 gsm white - 10.5 x 14.5 cm
2. The base panel is made with a background cutting die from LDRS which I cut from a panel on which I sprayed Distress Oxides inks
3. Printed, cut and coloured the butterflies using Deco Craft pencils
4. Cut the sentiment - which means Thank You in Romanian
5. Added the final touches - some glossy accents here and there and some gems.

And this is it! Hope you will give it a try and also enter our challenge.










Happy Birthday card - Angie Addison's Digital Stamps DT project

How is everyone? 

I have a very cute and interactive card. It is my inspiration for the new challenge over at Angie's Digital Stamps.

For my project I used the VW Beetle Car digi stamp.  

Card Recipe:
1. Card Base - white card stock 300 gsm 
2. base panel - blended with Distress Oxide
3. Made the sliding mechanism and added the cute car which was printed, cut and colored using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
4. Decorated the base with a strip of black card stock on which I added white dots using a white gel pen.
5. Added the sentiment and ta daa! This is it!


Make sure you check out Angie's blog and her Etsy Shop. Also, you can enter a project and have the chance of winning great prizes.

Until next time, stay safe and take care and be creative!






Thursday, August 29, 2019

#8 Lavinia World Challenge



Time for a new challenge over at Lavinia World Challenge. 

For you to inspire I have a card that I am actually pretty proud of :)
For my card I used the Aurora stamp, which is absolutely gorgeous.

The card is actually pretty simple to make.

Card recipe:
1. Cut the 2 opening panels using a die I have had in my stash, I bought it from someone that was decluttering her craft room :) - the card base is white card stock of 300 gsm.
2. The inside panel is made with Distress Oxide blending technique. I just played with some shades.
3. Stamped the fairy with Archival Ink and then added some Aqua Shimmer from Spectrum Noir and some gems on her wings.
4. Die cut the sentiment which is from Tonic Studios kit, added it to the front panel and ta da! This is it. 

Hope you will enjoy it ....















Now it is your turn!!!

Enter your project and win a $15 gift certificate to use it on a shopping spree Lavinia Worldand a challenge badge :) 

How can you do this? Sooo easy:
- In your project - use any type of rubber or clear stamps, using Lavinia stamps is not a must but there are more advantages - using them your chances of winning are doubled
- Digi stamps are not allowed :(
- THE THEME IS ALWAYS "ANYTHING GOES"
-It is a bi-weekly challenge starting on every other Thursday

If you need inspiration and not only make sure you follow us on:



Disclaimer:
Please note that although we carry the full Lavinia range, we are not part of any other entity or Facebook group that carries Lavinia stamps. ONLY the cards posted to Lavinia World Challenges will be entered into the drawing for the Lavinia World prize. 
Also note that the gift certificates are ONLY valid at the Lavinia World website. https://laviniaworldchallenges.blogspot.com/


We can't wait to see your creations!!