Thursday, June 22, 2017

Shabby Chic Romance Card

I have a 'shabby chic' romance/wedding card today.
It is one that definitely will pretty much have to be hand given....
non the less it is worth it I think.

I used a Tutti Designs Dove Love Heart die.

The background is a pretty already embossed dot paper I picked up
at a scrapbook store.  The Roses and flowers were from my stash and the
ribbon/bow is from the RRR ribbon club.

Entering the following challenges:
Frilly and Funkie ....With This Ring
Crafting When We Can .... Shabby Chic
Shopping Our Stash ....Think Pink
The Card Concept .... Romantic Roses

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer Fun

Today is the day the entire Design Team comes together
at The Cutting Cafe blog with our creations all in one place.
Do visit there and leave a comment for YOUR chance to win
3 cut files of your own!!

I used the Summer Bingo Cards Printable Stamps for my card.
These cards can be printed in 3 different sizes.
I chose the smaller ones as I wanted to place them on a card.
There are many more to choose from and you can find them HERE!

I popped up my cute 'summer flip flop' bingo card on an
embossed white card stock...thought those shells were a perfect touch!

I added a starfish, beach chair and tiny flip flops using Impression Obsession dies.
To finish I added a pink hemp cord.
I wouldn't call this CAs, but would say it is simple...went together fast
and will make a perfect summer birthday card or a 'just because' card!

Entering the following challenges:
Crafty Card makers .... Here comes Summer
Ooh La La .... Summertime
Really Reasonable Ribbon....Summer With Trim/ribbon

Double D Challenges Weddings

Today is the 3rd Wednesday of the month and that means a new challenge at
Double D Challenges.

The theme is weddings and the beautiful mood board below.

I have been on vacation so I went with a Tutti Designs card
just to make thngs easy on!

I used an Esse White card stock for the background
and a stitched heart along with a Doves and Rings die.

A very simple but elegant card.

Make sure and visit the Double D blog to see all the
gorgeous (and I mean gorgeous) creations from the DD teams....
join in with us too, there is always a prize to be won
and badges as well!

Entering the following challenges:
Cards In Envy .... White On White
{Pin}spirational .... Weddings

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Little Flower Cart

Today is the hubby's and my anniversary.
Can you believe I don;t even have a card made for
I am sure though I have something in my stash that will work..geez!
We spent the last 4 days at our lake house about 5 1/2 hours from here...
the weather was almost perfect, it did rain each day but not long before
the blue skies poked out.  We had lunch at one of our favorite 'haunts'
in Mackinac City and supper on our last day on Black Lake
(it rained there,,
we are going out to supper tonight as!
I have A LOT of catching up to do...
I will be visiting your blogs soon!

I have a card today using a Tutti Designs die
'Flower Cart'.

The colors are much deeper/brighter then the pictures show
and not only that, it is a smaller card,
4 1/2" square to be precise.

I added a few greens behind the die cut, a tiny butterfly and a tiny
gingham bow along with a 'gem' for the wheel center.

Thanks for visiting!

Entering the following challenges:
Mod Squad .... Make It Square
Dream Valley  .... Square Cards Only

Monday, June 19, 2017


Once again I have a card I created using one of the 
fabulous Tutti Designs dies

Now I know this is an Easter die, 
but I don't know about you, but I have lilies growing in my gardens all summer.

I love, love this die as it has a mosaic/stained glass look!

I die cut it, then stuck it on an adhesive panel,
sprinkled glitter all over it, pressing it in well,
then just simply colored over the glitter with my Copics. 
super easy and looks fabulous!

The sentiment die is also a Tutti Designs die word set 'amazing'.....
it comes with 2 sizes!

Entering the following challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life .... Mosaic 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Bokeh Technique

This is my blog post at 
Sparkle N Sprinkle today.

Hi, Diane with you today.
I know you have seen the 'bokeh' technique
but I have a little 'refresher' course to encourage you
to make one of your own.

I started by taping my watercolor paper down with painters tape.
A little hint is to stick it onto your arm a few times to take
the stickiness out of it so when you remove it from your
paper it doesn't peel off some of the paper with it.

I used a water brush (Aqua Flow) and wet the paper pretty good .
I then used another brush and started adding a few Tim Holtz 
Distress Inks.  The colors I used on this were
mermaid lagoon~picked raspberry~squeezed lemonade.

Once I had the colors the way I wanted I used a card stock
(I heat set the ink first)
and punched out various sized circles and using the negative and a white craft ink.

I started sponging on the circles with the white ink, overlapping as I went .
I once again heat set the panel to dry it.

I ran the Anti Static Bag over the dried panel.
Using Versamark, I stamped on the Poppies image,
then embossed with Black Fine Detail Embossing Powder.

I used the large butterfly from the stamp set Swallowtail Butterflies,
stamped it with Versamark
and once again embossed with Black Detail embossing powder.
The butterfly was then stamped with Versamark again
and then embossed with Flashy Flamingo embossing powder.
I then fussy cut the butterfly out with Tonic Mini 5" scissors.
These work good for very detailed cutting.
To finish I adhered the panel to black card stock with 1/2" Tear-ific Tape
then added a ribbon/bow.
It was then once again adhered to a pink panel.

I hope you will give this technique a try,
there are so many color options to use.
Thank  you for visiting with me today!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Celebrate At Dies R Us Challenge Blog

Can you figure out by the post title the next theme for the challenge
at the Dies R Us challenge blog?

Yes, you are correct, it is CELEBRATIONS.....
anyway you want, birthdays, anniversary's holidays,
well you get the picture...easy peasy!

I decided with the time of year it is, that a graduation card
was a great way to go.

I used a confetti embossing folder background
and used the Tutti Designs Owl Family.
I had some already made little grad caps
and placed on the owl heads and 'tossed' the other two in the air!

one in white and one in black and offset them.
By typing in either of these two words Grad or Graduation
(or use the links provided)
you can see all the graduation dies in store to choose from.

Now I have a card all ready to just add a little gift inside!

Make sure to visit the Dies R Us challenge blog to see all
the different takes and inspiration on the challenge from my teammates
and while there, why not join in with us for your chance to win a
gift certificate to the store!!