Saturday, 22 February 2020

"happy happy" Birthday To You

Today I am thrilled to be
Guest Designer
on the
for the mid-challenge reminder post for the
February 2020 - Challenge #02
click on the image below to go the the first post

   

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The sponsors for this challenge are:

   
Bugaboo Stamps     Oddball Art Co.

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Today I have used the Kidz Daisy digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps,
one of our generous sponsors, to make a pair of birthday cards.

As Bugaboo Stamps is one of the sponsors, I decided to be inspired by the current challenges on their Catch The Bug Challenge Blog, where I have used both the sketch for Stella Says Sketch 804 and the February BINGO Challenge (images and links below).



This post is to focus on my "happy happy" birthday card.



You read all about my other "happy birthday" card HERE
or by clicking on the photo below


  I sized image to fit in a 3" circle, printed on X-Press It blending card, heat set, die cut, then coloured with Copic markers.  As I was making two cards, I decided to flip the image and make the second card opposite to the first, along with a different sentiment.  I used two birthday sentiments (details & links below) and instead of cutting them, I printed them on a textured cardstock panel for what was going to be 5" x 7" cards.  I die cut matting circle and scalloped layers for the image panels.  I punched, curled and layered lots of flowers, adding a black pearl to the centre of each one.  I sized a digital floral patterned paper (details & link below) and printed it on textured cardstock and trimmed panels down to size (2 1/2" x 5 1/2").  I used a border punch to make the contrasting scallop panels.

This card used the "flipped" Kidz Daisy digital stamp
I hope it makes you feel "happy happy"



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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Bugaboo Stamps digital stamp - Kidz Daisy
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-02
Copic markers - hair - E30-31-33-35
Copic markers - clothes - RV63-66 + G12-14-07
Copic markers - shoes - E51-53-55
Copic markers - flowers - RV63-66
Copic markers - leaves / stems - G12-14-07
Copic markers - ladybugs - R24-27 + N3-5-7
Kaisercraft weave cardstock - Unicorn + Jewel + Wildberry + Snow + Coal
A Bit More Time To Craft - digital paper - Flower Fun
Fiskars - border punch - scallop
Fiskars - assorted flower punches
black pearls - flower centres
black & white twine
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #83343
Happy Happy Birthday Phrase by Kolette Hall
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #71251
Happy Birthday by Patty Young Designs
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft - decorative dies - nesting circles
Kaisercraft - decorative dies - nesting scallop circles
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment

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Sending a big Thank You to Bugaboo Stamps for supplying the digital stamp I used today and to Claudia for inviting me to be Guest Designer on the Rabisco Challenge Blog.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

Guest Designing for the Rabisco Challenge Blog

"life" gets in the way of even the best laid plans ...
and today I am sending apologies to Claudia and the
Design Team on the Rabisco Challenge Blog  

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Today I am thrilled to be
Guest Designer
on the
for the mid-challenge reminder post for the
February 2020 - Challenge #02
click on the image below to go the the first post

   

~~~*~~~*~~~

The sponsors for this challenge are:

   
Bugaboo Stamps     Oddball Art Co.

~~~*~~~*~~~

Today I have used the Kidz Daisy digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps,
one of our generous sponsors, to make a pair of birthday cards.

As Bugaboo Stamps is one of the sponsors, I decided to be inspired by the current challenges on their Catch The Bug Challenge Blog, where I have used both the sketch for Stella Says Sketch 804 and the February BINGO Challenge (images and links below).  I sized image to fit in a 3" circle, printed on X-Press It blending card, heat set, die cut, then coloured with Copic markers.  As I was making two cards, I decided to flip the image and make the second card opposite to the first, along with a different sentiment.  I used two birthday sentiments (details & links below) and instead of cutting them, I printed them on a textured cardstock panel for what was going to be 5" x 7" cards.  I die cut matting circle and scalloped layers for the image panels.  I punched, curled and layered lots of flowers, adding a black pearl to the centre of each one.  I sized a digital floral patterned paper (details & link below) and printed it on textured cardstock and trimmed panels down to size (2 1/2" x 5 1/2").  I used a border punch to make the contrasting scallop panels.



Here is the card made using the Kidz Daisy digital stamp
... three photos because the card makes me feel happy and I hope it does the same for you




Here is the card using the "flipped" Kidz Daisy digital stamp
... three photos because the card makes me feel happy and I hope it does the same for you




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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Bugaboo Stamps digital stamp - Kidz Daisy
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-02
Copic markers - hair - E30-31-33-35
Copic markers - clothes - RV63-66 + G12-14-07
Copic markers - shoes - E51-53-55
Copic markers - flowers - RV63-66
Copic markers - leaves / stems - G12-14-07
Copic markers - ladybugs - R24-27 + N3-5-7
Kaisercraft weave cardstock - Unicorn + Jewel + Wildberry + Snow + Coal
A Bit More Time To Craft - digital paper - Flower Fun
Fiskars - border punch - scallop
Fiskars - assorted flower punches
black pearls - flower centres
black & white twine
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #83343
Happy Happy Birthday Phrase by Kolette Hall
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #71251
Happy Birthday by Patty Young Designs
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft - decorative dies - nesting circles
Kaisercraft - decorative dies - nesting scallop circles
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment

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Sending a big Thank You to Bugaboo Stamps for supplying the digital stamp I used today and to Claudia for inviting me to be Guest Designer on the Rabisco Challenge Blog.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Cardz 4 Galz - Challege #115 – Black and Bling

I have used a black bling, black layers, black twine and a black sentiment
Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - February B-I-N-G-O Challenge
I have used twine + Bugaboo image + pearls

Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - Stella Says Sketch 804

Crafty Calendar Challenge - February Challenge – Use Die Cuts / Punches
Color My Heart Color Dare #382 - Purple Monochromatic
there is a slight touch of green in my purple card, so I hope it still qualifies,
I will ask the question on the challenge post

Crafty Catz - Challenge #494 – Anything Goes – optional twist: Food

Thursday, 20 February 2020

A Gift For You

*** updated 11.45pm 21st February ***
My tags are finished and I now have some photos to share.
Sending apologies to Lou and the rest of the Southern Girls Design Team.

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge


Our generous sponsors for this challenge are:

Avery Elle

Krafters Cart

Stampers Delights

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Today I have used the Chibi A Gift 4 U Boy digital stamp by Stampers Delightsone of our generous sponsors this fortnight, to make a birthday gift card tag.

I opened the Chibi A Gift 4 U Boy digital stamp and cut file (details & link below) and sized the image to fit on the front of the tag (instead of the Christmas Tree).   I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, heat set, cut with my Silhouette Cameo, then coloured with Copic markers.  I typed the sentiment in a fun font, (details & link below) curved it to fit within the top layer of the banner cut file, printed then cut with my Cameo.  I cut the base and layered sentiment then adhered the layers using liquid adhesive and finished it off with several strands of twine.

"life" gets in the way of even the best laid plans

*** updated 11.45pm 21st February ***

My tags are finished and I now have some photos to share.
Sending apologies to Lou and the rest of the Southern Girls Design Team.

My hands are not co-operating very well at the moment, so I started colouring two image panels to make sure that I ended up with a "mistake free" project to share.  Luckily both panels were completed without any "oops", so of course I had to make a second gift card tag.


   

Here is the light blue tag with the pale orange accents.


Here is the bright blue tag with bright orange accents.


The tags have a pretty front panel and there are notches inside (left) to tuck a gift card.  I created a second panel to mat inside the tag, so that I can write a sentiment.



Did you notice that I used the name of the digital image as my sentiment?

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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-02
Copic markers - hair - E30-31-33-35
Copic markers - eye - YG03-25-67
Copic markers - top - YG61-63
Copic markers - pants - B91-93
Copic markers - shoes - R24 + YR16 + C0-1
Copic markers - stack of gifts - YR14-16 + R22-24
Copic markers - shadow - W0-1-3
textured cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #52968
3D Chevron Tree Gift Card Tag by Jamie Lane Designs
(note: I replaced the tree with the digital image)
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #261611
ZP Macaroni Salad by ScrapNfonts
assorted twine
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment banner

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Sending a big Thank You to Stampers Delights for sponsoring our

I hope I have inspired you to get creative and look forward to seeing your work shared in the challenge gallery.  
Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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A Gem Of A Challenge - Wk 4 – Anything Goes

A Perfect Time To Craft - February Challenge – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge Blog - Challenge #2 – February
Color My Heart Color Dare #381 - Love of Color


Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 6 – Anything Goes

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog - Favorite Color Combo Challenge
I have lots of favourite colour combos, today is blue and orange, so cheery together
Creatalicious Challenges - Challenge 181 – Anything Goes optional Embossing
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Week 6 – Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Feb 17th to 29th – Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Wk7 – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Add A Sentiment
The Paper Shelter - Challenge #415 – For The Boys
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #155 – Inspired By Words


Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Time To Celebrate

*** updated 11.30pm 21st February ***
My cards are finished and I now have some photos to share.
Sending apologies to Julie and the rest of the Penny's Design Team.

It's time for a new challenge with us on the
As always, the challenge is Anything Goes.

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The sponsors for this challenge are:
Dr Digi’s House Of Stamps


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Today I have used the LeAnn's Party digital stamp from LeAnn's World 101, one of our generous sponsors for this challenge, to make a pair of birthday cards.  Once I decided on my design, I sized the image and layers on my Silhouette Studio design mat.  I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  I adjusted the size of a banner cut file (details & link below) and created a sentiment (details & link below), printed on cardstock then cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  The patterned paper panel is digital (details below), which I sized to 5 1/4" square, printed on textured cardstock then manually cut.


"life" gets in the way of even the best laid plans

*** updated 11.30pm 21st February ***
My cards are finished and I now have some photos to share.
Sending apologies to Julie and the rest of the Penny's Design Team.


I used glitter gel pens to colour the streamers, confetti and candles,
it's a challenge to capture the pretty sparkle in the photos.


I coloured the "hollow" areas of the sentiment with the
RV63 Copic marker to match the colour theme of the cards.


My hands are not co-operating very well at the moment, so I started colouring two image panels to make sure that I ended up with a "mistake free" project to share.  Luckily both panels were completed without any "oops", so of course I had to make a second card.


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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Penny's Challenge 465
on the
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
LeAnn's World 101 - digital stamp - LeAnn's Party
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Whimsy Stamps - digital paper - Party Papers and Birthday Sentiment
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-02
Copic markers - hair - E30-31-33-35
Copic markers - eye - YG03-25-67
Copic markers - lips - R22-24
Copic markers - dress - RV63-66
Copic markers - cake - E21-23-25 + Y04-06-08
Copic markers - streamers & confetti - glitter gel pens
Copic markers - pennants - RV63-66 + Y04-06-08
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #238534
ZP Little Drummer Doodle font by ScrapNfonts
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #40798
Scallop Ribbon Set by Megan Hardy Designs
I adjusted the size of the banner to 4 1/2" x 1"
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment

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Sending a big Thank You to LeAnn's World 101 for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge 465 on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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Saturday, 15 February 2020

Birthday Hat Easel Card and Gift Box Set

It's time for a new challenge with us on the

As always, the challenge is Anything Goes.
Three to five random winners are drawn and
each get to choose 3 set of papers from the Paper Pick Tab

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Today I have used #1 & #12 papers from the Flower Fun 12 sheet
digital paper set by Lozzy at A Bit More Time To Craft
to make a 3D hat easel birthday card with a matching gift box 
Digital paper sets are wonderful because you can size the patterned papers to suit each project and you never, ever run out of your favourite designs, they're just a printer away.  The other bonus is having the option on smooth or textured cardstock finishes.  One day I will try them on vellum or even acetate.


I started by opening the cut files for the card and gift box and sorting out all the pieces required as there are two different box options, I went with the deeper design.  I sized the Flower Fun digital papers to 5 1/4" and made extra copies to use with each element.  I removed the colour from the pieces that were to become decorative patterned paper elements then placed each one over the digital papers and grouped so that I could align the elements to fit on sheets of A4 cardstock for printing.  I cut all the pieces (printed & plain cardstock) using my Cameo, burnished the folds and assembled using liquid adhesive.  I added a ribbon accent to the hat and used the same ribbon to make triple bows for the card and box.  This was my first time making a special bow and using my Bow-It-All, it's a cool tool that I need to practice with more to get them "just right".  I punched lots of different sizes flowers from cardstock, curled the petals, layering them together and finishing each one off with a black rhinestone.  I used a combination of foam dots and liquid adhesives to secure the bows, flowers and leaves in place.





I am thrilled with how this set turned out, the papers are so pretty and the fancy folds filled with fun, so of course I have to share some more photos . . .


   

   

   

   

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NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Challenge 110
on the
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge Blog

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
A Bit More Time To Craft - digital paper - Flower Fun
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #314158
Hat 3D Easel Card by Snapdragon Snippets
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #314160
Hat 3D Easel Card Gift Box by Snapdragon Snippets
sentiment font - Lily Bloom Regular font
this was included in a free font bundle from The Hungry JPEG
textured cardstock - white
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Unicorn + Jewel + Wildberry + Frog
assorted Fiskars punches - flowers & leaves
black marker - to colour the small "black" flowers
black rhinestones
ribbon
Bow-It-All bow making tool
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers & ribbon
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the flowers
foam circles - to adhere the flowers

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Sending a big Thank You to Lozzy from A Bit More Time To Craft
for supplying the digital paper I have used today.
    
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges: