Monday, 8 February 2016

Karen Burniston February 2016 Designer Challenge Card #1

Good morning friends

Today is the first day of the Designer Challenge, and Karen Burniston's challenge is "GLITTER!". Now I love some shimmer and shine, but don't usually go all out with the glitter. For this card though - I added more glitter than I ever have on a single card and I love the effect.

Of course I wanted to use my new favourite Pop it Ups die - the Hanging Charm Pull Tab for my Designer Challenge card.  I added the included heart charm, but made it an expanding heart! Below the card is in the closed position, ready to put in an envelope.


Rocky the Crab is so fun in his red glittery goodness, holding a little sign that says 'love ya'. The little oval is actually the plate from the new Props 8 set. The top of the Palm Tree and the coconuts are glittered, the hearts and the frame are also glittered. I added Glitter Dots to the frame and Glitter Line Peel-Off's. Wowsa.


Here is the card open, where the expanding heart dangles the centre of the frame. The hearts have glitter accents on them. I used a negative die cut heart piece to trace around for the two hearts that are revealed when you pull the tab. There is a Happy Anniversary Peel-Off joining the two hearts. Around the perimeter of the card are TWO layers of glitter. The first one is gold, and the narrower one on top is chocolate.

To create the expanding heart, I die cut the heart charm four times from patterned paper. Each one was scored down the centre then the halves were glued to each other with the string down the centre. Then I added squiggles with white glue and poured glitter on them. The hardest part was waiting for the glue to dry before I finished assembling the card!




Be sure to check out the rest of the Designer Challenge Team - they are linked to the right. Karen Burniston's post will be Wednesday on her blog.

Supplies:
Rocky the Crab, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Palm Tree and Pail, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Hanging Charm Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Oval Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Props 8 (plate for oval), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
7010 Glitter Lines - Elizabeth Craft Designs
343 Assorted Words - Elizabeth Craft Designs
638 Solar Gold Silk Microfine Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs
607 Chocolate Silk Microfine Glitter Elizabeth Craft Designs
614 True Red Silk Microfine Glitter Elizabeth Craft Designs
635 Spring Peridot Silk Microfine Glitter Elizabeth Craft Designs
611 Rust Silk Microfine Glitter Elizabeth Craft Designs
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Tape, 6", 1/4" and 1/8" width
Red Glitter card stock - Michaels
Black card stock
Black card stock
White card stock
Brown card stock
Patterned paper - K and Company
Wink of Stella
Stickles
Coloured Pencil - Prismacolor

Card 5 x 7


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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Baker the Beaver on Caffeine

Good morning friends

I have a flat card to share today, made for Elizabeth Craft Design's CHA booth for Karen Burniston. She requested some flat cards to display that were sized at 4-1/2 x 6" and blank inside. Flat cards? The whole Designer Challenge Team struggled a little with this one, ha ha. Since I am in love with Baker the Beaver, I decided to use him with the new Coffee Bean embossing folder and Coffee & Tea Clear stamps.


I added some pen work to make Baker look a little jittery, he is holding a die cut coffee bean from the new Cup Pop 'Stand set, and to further the jittery caffeine look Baker is on an Action Wobble. Totally fun.

Supplies:
Baker the Beaver, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Brown card stock - Stampin' Up
Soft Finish Card Stock, 85# - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Pan Pastels Kits #1, 2 and 3 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Fine point tweezers - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Action Wobble
White card stock
Patterned paper - Carta Bella
Coffee and Tea Clear Stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Cup Pop Stand (coffee beans), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Coffee bean embossing folder - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)


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Saturday, 6 February 2016

C4C 322 Card

Good morning friends

It's Saturday, and that means a new challenge on the Crazy4Challenges Blog. February's hostess is Peggy McCurry and the Guest Designer is Vicki Dutcher at http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com

Here is Peggy's Challenge: National Kite Flying Day is coming up on the 8th . The challenge today is to use a kite or a kite shape on your card.

I didn't have any kite images or dies, so instead used a Pinwheel set to make Love Notes for the Grandkids. Joset has a really cute kite die set recently released at Elizabeth Craft Designs and that will soon be added to my collection. Now I can think of all kinds of fun reasons to use a kite!


I went over each of the coloured pinwheels with a Wink of Stella pen for some subtle shimmer and shine.


I used Karen Burniston's cloud embossing folder on the white panel of this first card. The Pinwheels are from the Stamps of Life, back when I was a club member. This is the first time I've used it!


The sweet little 'hello' is from the Rectangle Accordion Pop it Ups die set - that one gets a LOT of use.


Check out the C4C blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge. We'd sure love to see your take on it, so be sure to stop by the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C322.

Supplies:
Solo Pinwheel
Patterned paper - We R Memory Keepers
Pinwheel stamp (fussy cut) - The Stamps of Life
Wink o Stella
White card stock
Blueprints #12 - My Favorite Things
7018 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
KB105 Clouds Embossing Folder - Karen Buriston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Coloured pencils - Prismacolor

Pinwheel Trio
White card stock
Blueprints #18 - My Faborite Things
Patterned paper - Echo Park
70918 Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Wink of Stella
Pinwheel stamp (fussy cut) - The Stamps of Life
Teal card stock
Accordion Rectangle, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Tape - 2-1/2" width.


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Friday, 5 February 2016

Bicycle Valentine Flip It

Good morning friends

It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog and I have a Valentine Flip-It to share today.


I have always wanted a bicycle die, so I was pretty happy with this set. I filled the basket with hearts from the Spiral Circle Pull Card. I have got to find more of that Washi Tape design as I find I'm using it a fair bit.



Supplies:
Circle Flip-its #4 - Sizzix
Spiral Circle Pull Card (Circle and Heart), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Bicycle Stamp and die - The Stamp of Life
Patterned paper - American Crafts  - Amy Tangerine
White card stock
Silver Sharpie
Washi Tape
Bakers Twine

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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Nuts About You Valentine

Good morning friends

I made some quick and easy Valentines for my parents to give the Great Grandkids. This is the one for Olivia.




It was fun using up bits and pieces from my stash, as well as some older stamps/dies.

Supplies:
Squirrel stamp and die - Papertrey Ink
Coloured pencils - Prisma Color
Gamsol
Pink card stock
Patterned paper - Carta Bella
Cream card stock
Stitched strip and Stitched oval - My Favorite Things
Doily - Martha Stewart
Sparkly Heart Sticker - Recollections
Stickles


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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Vintage Tea Cup Pop Stand Card

Good morning friends

I have not had nearly enough time to play with Karen Burniston's new Cup Pop Stand die set. It's so versatile, and I adore the shape & size of the cup. There is also a set of clear stamps designed to work with it for lots of options.





I had been asking Karen Burniston for a set of Edges to go with the Pull Cards. She came through with this latest release, and included in the set is a Scalloped Edge. I find I'm using that over and over again as well.






Supplies:
Cup Pop Stand, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned paper - k & Co
Pull Card Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Seam binding
Coffee & Tea Clear stamps - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)



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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Birthday Cake Pop Up Card

Good morning friends

I have a card to share today that uses some of the newest Pop it Ups dies by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. These dies are shipping now, so be sure to check with your local retailer!





Love this Cake Pop-Up! You can personalize it to make a Pop-Up card for anyone, by swapping out the papers and colours. The new Props 8 is so SWEET (couldn't help it) with the layered cake, plate, fork, spatula and Bakers Hat. Yup - sweet, sweet sweet.



Supplies:
Patterned paper - Carta Bella
Cake Pop-Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Soft Finish Card Stock - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Brown card stock - Bazzill
Pan Pastels, kits #1 & 2 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Gold pan Pastel
Hairspray
Pull Card Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Seam binding
Kraft card stock
Stickles
Fine Point Tweezrs (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Happy Birthday Pop-Up (Happy Birthday), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Katie Label Pivot (label), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Props 8, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive, 6" width


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