Thursday, 20 December 2018

Pretty Purple Pansies

I love flowers and I love fancy folds.

You might have seen the pretty pink easel card I shared earlier,
now you get to see my pretty purple pansies easel card.

I used my Silhouette Cameo, a cut file and some digital stamps / papers from the Purple Pansies Digital Bundle Pack With Extras [Digi826-833FS] from Sparkle N Sprinkle to make this 5 1/2" square easel card.

full details can be found HERE






*** INGREDIENTS ***
Sparkle N Sprinkle - digital stamp - Purple Pansies Digital Bundle Pack With Extras [Digi826-833FS]  (I used the pre-coloured Teacup Pansies image, combined with the Watercolour Paper [Purple Multicolour] and Get Well sentiment)

full details can be found HERE or click on the photo below


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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge – Challenge #82 - Anything Goes
(using SNS stamp or loose glitter or heat set embossing powder or flocking)

Pretty Pink Pansies

I love flowers and I love fancy folds,
so here is my pretty pink pansies easel card.

I used my Silhouette Cameo, a cut file and some digital stamps / papers from the Purple Pansies Digital Bundle Pack With Extras [Digi826-833FS] from Sparkle N Sprinkle to make this 5 1/2" square easel card.

full details can be found HERE






*** INGREDIENTS ***
Sparkle N Sprinkle - digital stamp - Purple Pansies Digital Bundle Pack With Extras [Digi826-833FS]  (I used the pre-coloured Teacup Pansies image, combined with the Watercolour Paper [Purple Multicolour] and Get Well sentiment)

full details can be found HERE or click on the photo below


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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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(using SNS stamp or loose glitter or heat set embossing powder or flocking)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #366 - #367

5th Blogiversary at the Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

We are letting our creative juices flow with
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are bi-weekly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.

This week is very special for us at the Crafty Gals Corner - it's our


5th Blogiversary
CONGRATULATIONS and Thank YouSamantha and Lena
and
we have 7, yes, you read right,
SEVEN sponsor prizes
WINNERS will be announced when the next challenge starts

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The generous sponsors for this challenge are:


Prize ~ $15 Gift Certificate

Prize ~ The 3 Digital Images used by DT

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

Prize ~ 1 digital image


Prize ~ $12 Gift Certificate

Prize ~ 5 Digital images

Prize: $6 Gift Certificate

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Today I have several projects to share.

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First up is a pair of easel cards made using the Purple Pansies Digital Bundle Pack With Extras [Digi826-833FS] from Sparkle N Sprinkle.
Unfortunately I am unable to colour at the moment, so it was wonderful to use the pre-coloured Teacup Pansies image, combined with the Watercolour Paper (Purple Multicolour) and a digital sentiment, all from the same set.


The card base is a cut file (details below) created using my Silhouette Cameo.
When flat, the card measures 5 1/2" square.

   



   

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Next comes a stocking stuffer for the kids.

It is a set of four crayon colouring cards.


These cards are 5 1/2" square and 1/2" thick.
They were made by combining several Bugaboo Stamps digital stamps (details below) and a cut file to make the panels and crayon holders.

Here are the Bugaboo Stamps images waiting to be coloured.

   

   

And here is what the cards look like inside.

Luckily I had purchased a 96-pack of crayons, so
I had plenty of colours to choose from for each 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
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are bi-weekly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.

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*** INGREDIENTS ***
Sparkle N Sprinkle - digital stamp - Purple Pansies Digital Bundle Pack With Extras [Digi826-833FS]  (I used the pre-coloured Teacup Pansies image, combined with the Watercolour Paper [Purple Multicolour] and Get Well sentiment)
Bugaboo Stamps - digital stamp - Reindeer Blocks
Bugaboo Stamps - Santa Tree combined with Rudolph Presents
smooth and textured cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - cut file - Design ID #241330
Birthday Easel Card By Jamie Cripps
(I added the sentiment panel instead of using the flip tab)
Silhouette Design Store cut file Design ID #249841
Happy Birthday Coloring Card - Cactus - by MiniLou
(note: I enlarged the outer card frame and added the original sized crayon holders to a scalloped square, I also used Bugaboo digital stamps instead of the cactus image supplied with the cut file)
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive
crayola crayons

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Sending a big Thank You to all our generous 5th Blogiversary sponsors for 
Challenge #181 - Anything Goes at the Crafty Gals Corner.
    

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Hoppy Christmas Wishes

Yes, I know that I've made a lot of Christmas cards this year but I have to confess that I might have gone a bit overboard with the size and dimension.  It means that many are too big and bulky to go through standard mail, if I posted them they would all have to go as parcels, so I will be saving them for delivery in person.
Now it's time for some more "standard" cards.

These CAS cards are 5" x 7" and are flat for mailing.
I used Felix the frog from the Frog Hop digital stamp set from Beccy's Place.  Unfortunately I can't colour at the moment, so it's a real bonus, having both B&W and pre-coloured images in this set of cute frogs and fun sentiments.

I opened the image on my Silhouette Studio design mat and sized the image to fit on a 5" x 7" card.  I added a sentiment (font details below) then printed it on textured cardstock.  I trimmed the panels down to size then matted using a combination of Perfect Layers Rulers before attaching to plain card 5" x 7" card bases.


Not sure if you noticed, but I made the sentiment in the shape of a Christmas Tree, so finished it off with a sparkling rhinestone to match my pair of Christmas frogs.


Both cards were matted like the one above but I had a little
craft-cident with some washi tape on the green mat of the second one,
so gave it a little trim ... I'm thinking that this is even prettier.
Isn't it funny how sometimes things turn out better than planned?


What do you think?
Go with more elegant, narrow border or more festive, broader border cards?

   

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Beccy's Place - digital stamp set - Frog Hop - image used: Felix
sentiment - we wish you a - Alphabet Pony font
sentiment - Hoppy Christmas - DS Hollydays font
textured cardstock
Perfect Layers Rulers - to mat the layers
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
rhinestones - to top the sentiment Christmas Trees

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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ABC Christmas Challenge - Y and Z are for?
Y is for Your Favourite Thing & Z is for Zero embellishments
=> Y for me is frogs (I collect them) and CAS cards
Beccy's Place - December Challenge - AG - option: Flowers and Plants
Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - December Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - December Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs – Holiday Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #232 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - CHNC 415 - Anything Christmas Goes
optional theme - Use Gems Or Pearls
=> I have sparkling gems on the top of my "Sentiment Tree"
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Challenge #420 - Cute Christmas
Inkspirational Challenges - Challenge #175 - Anything Christmas Goes

Make My Monday – Challenge #86 – CAS Christmas
Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenges - PIP Challenge 1849 – Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge 410 Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #325 - Anything Goes
Sasayaki Glitter - December Challenge - Happy Holidays
Simon Says Stamp Blog - Christmas Card Day
Simon Says Stamp – Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Christmas
The 12 Months Of Christmas Link Up – Challenge #48 – Anything Christmas Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Challenge #130 - Add A Little Sparkle
I have a little sparkling rhinestone on the top of my "Sentiment Tree"
Time Out Challenges – Challenge #124 – Joyful
My carolling frogs are singing together in joyful song

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Another Elegant Berry Christmas Wish

Just a quick post to share this CAS Christmas card using the elegant
Berry Branch digital stamp from Beccy's Place (link below).

The image comes in a vertical format, so I tried one card with it laying horizontally.
The shading still works perfectly.


   

I made a bundle of cards using this Berry Branch.
You can read about all my elegant berry cards HERE
or by clicking on the photo below


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*** INGREDIENTS ***
(this one is a double bonus, as the image is pre-coloured and is a freebie found HERE
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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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Y is for Your Favourite Thing & Z is for Zero embellishments
=> I have Zero embellishments on my CAS card
optional theme - Use Gems Or Pearls

Elegant Berry Christmas Wishes

Yes, I know that I've made a lot of Christmas cards this year but I have to confess that I might have gone a bit overboard with the size and dimension.  It means that many are too big and bulky to go through standard mail, if I posted them they would have to go as parcels, so I will be saving them for delivery in person and donation.
Now it's time for some more "standard" cards.



These CAS cards are 5" x 7" and are flat for mailing.
I used the Berry Branch digital stamp from Beccy's Place.  This image is a double bonus, as it is a freebie and it comes in both B&W and pre-coloured format.  Pre-coloured is very hand for when you're unable to colour or very time poor and I'm ticking both boxes at the moment.

I opened the image on my Silhouette Studio design mat and sized the image to fit on a 5" x 7" card.  I added a sentiment (font details below) then printed it on textured cardstock.  I trimmed the panels down to size then matted using a combination of Perfect Layers Rulers before attaching to plain card 5" x 7" card bases.

The image comes in a vertical format, so I tried one card with it laying horizontally.


   

Here is the vertical version, with the 1/8" scarlet mat

   

Which do you prefer, vertical or horizontal?



I think the 1/16" scarlet mat of these two cards looks more elegant.



   


 Here are the 1/8" and 1/16" scarlet matted cards together.
Do you think the think the wider border looks more festive?



And so ends another day.
Four more cards ready for action, now I need to check our list,
start writing, sealing envelopes and sticking on Christmas stamps.

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Beccy's Place - digital stamp - Berry Branch
(this one is a double bonus, as the image is pre-coloured and is a freebie found HERE
textured cardstock
Perfect Layers Rulers - to mat the layers
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
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A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Challenge #81 - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y and Z are for?
Y is for Your Favourite Thing & Z is for Zero embellishments
=> I have Zero embellishments on my CAS card
Beccy's Place - December Challenge - AG - option: Flowers and Plants
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge – Challenge 494 – Christmas – The Last Stretch
I'm on "the last stretch" with our Christmas cards, running out of time to get them all finished and posted
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - December Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #232 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - CHNC 415 - Anything Christmas Goes
optional theme - Use Gems Or Pearls
Inkspirational Challenges - Challenge #175 - Anything Christmas Goes

Make My Monday – Challenge #86 – CAS Christmas
Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenges - PIP Challenge 1849 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #325 - Anything Goes
The 12 Months Of Christmas Link Up – Challenge #48 – Anything Christmas Goes