Wednesday, 30 April 2014

To Someone Special

Layered embossed backgrounds: Cuttlebugs Poppy in Pink
and Sizzix with oval floral design, in white.
Tim Holtz Baroque die for inner frame, edged in Lipstick Distress ink on designer paper and computer generated sentiment.
Die cut leaves and my new favourite flower stamps from
Heartfelt Creations -all hand cut. Stamped in Vintage Distress ink and colored in with copic markers. The centers dotted with Enamel Accents in white.

Challenge: Simon Says stamp; anything goes 

Gated Hummingbird

Designer paper background
Cricut cut gate 2x
Cricut cut vine, flowers, hummingbird
Hummingbird embellished/painted with viva pens on black paper
Cat die cut
Computer generated HB

Simon Say Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes 

Happy Birthday Ann

Embossing folder background: Cuttlebug Anna Griffin: Matelasse
Spellbinders Floral Ovals die for the frame
Recycled Tulip Calendar in frame die cut with Tim Holtz Baroque
Sizzix Flower die
Bow: double punched and glittered
Viva Pen accents
Computer generated name
Simon Says Stamp: HB die

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: anything goes 

Sunday, 20 April 2014

HB Pink Butterfly

Stenciled with white paint over a floral design and hot pink paper.
Layered backgrounds.

Hand Painted roses with added Stickles (diamond dust)

Stamped butterfly in archival black ink and colored in with copic markers.
Top coated with varnish for strength
Computer generated sentiment on Vellum and die cut with
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Challenge: Simon Says: Winged

Believe - Winged

Stamped image colored with Distress Inks
Embellished with Viva pen
Layered backgrounds
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Wings

Winged Birthday

Simon Says Stamp HB die
Tim Holtz Tathered flowers die
Designer Paper
Challenge: Simon Says: Wings

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Easter Bunny Green

Green wooden Easter bunny embellished with glossy accents on a spellbinders floral oval die frame
Punched sentiment background, stamped and heat embossed in green
Hand rolled spellbinders die flowers as well as a cricut cut green flower
Cricut cut white Easter eggs embellished with a viva pen.

Challenge: Simon Says Easter/Sweets

Easter Chics Three

Same technique as the post below except these are wooden chics and the embossing folder is bubbles I think, and some of Tim Holtz ribbon die colored with distress ink - Spiced Marmalade

Challenge: Simon Says: Easter/Sweets

Easter Bunnies Four

It's funny...I saw this design at my local craft store and loved the bunnies dies and the design so much, I made my own. What's funny is I'm seeing real bunnies everywhere this week as I'm driving around town. And just in time for Easter.

After die cutting out the bunnies I edged them with Distress Ink - Vintage, added some Glossy Accents to add cotton tail and the black eyes.
Circles where die cut with spellbinder circles...then used the punched out circle as a background for each bunny.
The background stamped with a random dot stamp, and the background embossed with the dot folder.
The grass is actually an icicle die cut twice.
Stamped sentiment.

Challenge:Simon Says: Easter/Sweets

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Man Card: Journey

Embossed background on metal sheet paper
Wired Ribbon
Tim Holtz stamped 3x and fussy cut around, then layered with foam dots.
Spinners for accents
Computer generated sentiment framed by Spellbinders tag die

Windows accented with Glossy Accents
Challenge: Simon Says : Journey

Saturday, 12 April 2014

HC Blossom Corners Orange


Heartfelt Creations Decorative Blossoms die cut out twice and adhered together.
Then sprinkled with glitter and attached to a custom made base.
Poppy embossing folder in the background.
Double bows made and glued together.
Orange ceramic flowers and one hand rolled vellum flower.
Computer generated sentiment on vellum paper can die cut on Spellbinders Floral Ovals.

Believe Dragon fly

Stamped in archival black ink onto watercolor paper
Colored with Distress Ink Markers
Stickled glittered the wings and
embellished the corners with square gems.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Blossom Corners - Lilac

Using Heartfelt Creations Decorative Blossom Corners die
Hand Painted Roses and some Liquid Pearls and  dotted around the card.
Embossed background on Lilac cardstock and punched on the two edges with a Martha Steward punch.
Computer generated sentiment.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Blossom Corners

As much as I love this card, the die gave me a lot of troubles getting a good cut. It took me 16x thru the machine, nearly busting it with shims to get it to cut in the center. I bought the die just to do this type of card. So I was determined to get it cut.
Update: New die received and it cuts like a charm, a couple shims right in the center of this intricate design is required when using the Cuttlebug.  Nice crisp cut!
The video for this card is here
I wrote to Heartfelt Creations and we talked about the problem and they graciously have sent a replacement die. I just received it and anticipate giving it a go this weekend. I am very happy with their eagerness to help and for the replacement. Gotta love a company that shows love for their customers. I love their videos too....beautiful! I even got a reply to a question I posted on a video....don't see that very often!! Awww and their stamps...I'm in love! Hope SSS gets a hold of them...all of them, in the near future.

Simple embellishments is all you need for this type of card. The center flower is from Wendy Vicci, and is ceramic. The sentiment computer generated on vellum paper.
Challenge: Simon Says: HB Simon


Window Hinged Card

Tim Holtz' window die - hinged
Die cut in the center with his baroque frame
Cricut cut lattice in the background
Tim Holtz' tathered floral die
Stamped butterfly colored with copic markers and
a little bit of stickles for some sparkle.
Computer generated sentiment on vellum

Challenge: Simon Says: HB Simon

Hand Painted n Yellow's

Dry embossed background in Poppy
The next layer is designer paper punched with a Martha Stewart along the edge.
Spellbinders Floral Ovals frame the sentiment (computer generated)
All roses were hand painted with acrylics and fussy cut around.
A few embellishment's here and there.
Challenge: Simon Says: HB Simon