Friday, 21 November 2014

Doggie Thanks

Good morning friends

It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog, and my Flip-It card has this cute little dog on the front - one of my new purchases from Simon Says Stamps. My Design Teammate Kelly Booth has used this dog set quite often, and she inspired me (enabled me?) to purchase it too. Ha- I'm so easy.


I stamped the die cut dog on a scrap of patterned paper from the same stack, and added colour with blended pencil crayons.


On the flip side, I stamped Thank You, then penned the words in black.  The die cut word Pawesome was cut apart so it would fit on the card, but I also trimmed off the 'e' for this one.  This was a thank you card for our dog-loving friends in Arizona, who helped us out so much with our broken pipe and the resulting damage. (There were gifts too!).


Supplies:
Fancy Edge Flip-Its - The Stamps of Life (Stephanie Barnard)
White card stock
Patterned Paper - DCWV
Dog stamp and die, and Pawesome die - Simon Says Stamps
Thank you stamp - Adorn-It
Pencil crayons, Gamsol and blending stump
Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pen


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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Ducky Spinner Card

Good morning friends

It's my day to post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog, and as promised with my last post I have a Spinner card to share.







I hope you will join me on their blog to see all the details.



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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Love Notes for the Grandkids

Good morning friends

I have been having fun with the Spiral Circle Pull Card die lately, and used it here to make a trio of Love Notes for mailing to our Grandkids.


Each card is a standard A2 size, and I used pre-made stickers on the circle area. I have a HUGE stash of embellishments, and I need to start actually using them. These ones have wiggly eyes, and the kids are going to get such a kick out of them.


Each card has a letter sticker for their initials, which came from the same paper package as the card base and decorative panels. The notches cut with the Spiral Circle Pull Card and holds the card closed until the recipient pulls the sides to open the card. The white circle is where I will write a note to them.

Funny story, I was in a hurry to give them their Halloween cards one day they were visiting here. The cards were done, so I just popped them in a large envelope and handed them to our daughter to give the kids on Halloween morning. They opened the cards (which I'd forgotten to sign) and Olivia immediately wanted to know where the writing was.  Ha! She's a smart one, that girl.



Olivia's Love Note has a few more decorations on it, because ... well - she's a girl.  And she loves them.




Supplies
916 Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
3-D Stickers - K & Co
Patterned paper & alpha stickers - Basic Grey (Knee Highs)




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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Mary is 108!!

Good morning friends!

I have a special card to share today - one I made for Seniors Secret Service for Mary - who is turning 108!!! Isn't that amazing?  I made a nice big 6" square card, since it is being hand delivered by volunteers.


The green pattern paper has gold foiled bits in it, so I added some more gold with a gold marker - on each of the letters for her name, and on the green piece that was cut with the Agatha Edges. The green card stock used is beautiful, heavy weight and pearlized.


Of course I had to make it a Pop Up card, using Karen Burniston's Pop it Up dies! And yes, I used the Lorna Label for the base. I know I use that die a lot, but it makes such a perfect Pop Up for decorating.


I added the new Transparent Double Sided Tape that Elizabeth Craft Designs is carrying, to a strip of white card stock and die cut the script Happy Birthday from the Happy Birthday Pop Up. With the thinner liner, it cuts SO easy - and adhering the words to the green shadow was then easy peasy.





Since Seniors Secret Service makes sure that isolated Seniors are recognized on their birthdays, I know Mary will appreciate knowing she was thought of on her special day. This will likely be the only card she receives and I wanted it to be one that would make her smile. It's such an honour to be asked to create these milestone birthday cards.

Happy 108th Birthday Mary!!

Supplies
915 Lorna Label Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
947 Happy Birthday Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
782 Agatha Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
502 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Alphabet dies - Stampin' Up
Green card stock - Stardream
Flower - Prima
Brads
White card stock
Patterned paper - K & Co
Gold Metallic Marker - Pilot


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Monday, 17 November 2014

Balloon Flip-It Card

Good morning friends

It's Masculine Card Monday here on my blog, and I have a cheerful Flip-It birthday card to share today, that I donated to Seniors Secret Service.

I had a leftover piece of this sparkly confetti paper, and the wonderful thing about these Flip-Its is that they come with the layering pieces which are a great way to use up scraps!


I also used the balloon die from Elizabeth Craft Designs - love that set. The little bow comes with it.





Supplies:
Square Flip-It's #2 - Stephanie Barnard (Sizzix)
Red textured card stock - Bazill
Teal textured card stock - Bazill
Yellow card stock
White card stock
Patterned paper - stash
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
Words - My Favorite Things
726 Balloons - Elizabeth Craft Designs


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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Ring Accordion for Christmas

Good morning friends

I have a special Christmas card to share, using the Ring Accordion die by Karen Burniston through Elizabeth Craft Designs. This Ring Accordion is a lot of fun to put together!  As with all of Karen B's Accordions, you can choose how many pages to add ... I made this one a 3 page card. Here is a look at the card in the closed position.


I added a Glitter Dot at the base of every open scalloped on the frame, and sprinkled some extra's on for good measure.  To make the Merry Christmas stand out a little more, I carefully drew inside the edges with a fine point black pen.


Inside the card, I added more of those pretty open scalloped frame edges and Chilly the Penguin is front and centre.


A variety of die cut snowflakes decorate the card - each with a Glitter Dot centre.


Before attaching the scalloped white circle (which comes with the Ring Accordion) I penned the words with a fine point black pen.


Here is a top view ...


... and a view of the back ...



Supplies:
904 Ring Accordion, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
908 Chilly the Penguin Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
781 All Seasons Tree (Snowflakes) Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
7018 Glitter Dots, Elizabeth Craft Designs
757 Snowflakes, Elizabeth Craft Designs
745 Merry Christmas, Elizabeth Craft Designs
White card stock
Black card stock
Green card stock (scraps)
Patterned paper - DCWV
Copic Markers
Foam tape
Wink of Stella
Fine point black pen - Pilot




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Saturday, 15 November 2014

C4C262 - Sketch Card for the Holidays

Good morning friends

It's Saturday, and that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog.  This week Frances has a sketch for us!


I generally take 'artistic license' with sketches, but I did fairly good with this one. I used a vertical card rather than a horizontal, because as soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to use the Spiral Circle Pull Card die.


I bought this paper stack last year, and have used a couple of sheets this week to make some Christmas cards. Which means, they all look similar - but that's OK.  They are all going to different people.

I know I've said it before, but I really like this style of card - the Z Fold card where the front shape flips when the card is opened. Karen Burniston designed her die with these clever little notches that hold the card in the closed position until the recipient pulls the card open. LOVE those notches.


Here is a peek at the inside, with the verse on the other side of the snowflake.  The white circle is where we will add our signature.


I added three die cut snowflakes in place of the circles on the sketch ...


... and hand-trimmed banners in place of the rectangles. Each of the candies on the printed paper have a dot of glitter glue in the centre.


I really like these chipboard glittered snowflakes ... they are actually stickers, but I never find this brand sticks that well. So I peeled off the sticker backing and added glue to be sure the snowflake stays in place.

Check out the blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by this sketch.  We'd sure love to see your take on the sketch, so be sure to stop by the Crazy4Challenges blog and add the link to your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C262.

On a side note, our Granddaughter Olivia had a day of Dr & Specialist appointments Thursday as well as a series of tests. She is not only holding her own, she is showing signs of improvement! That means they have gotten ahead of the disease - something the Doctors have been struggling to do since her diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypterension. The dogs and I went to their house to babysit our Grandsons, so our daughter and hubby could concentrate on Olivia and what the Doctors were saying.  We had a lot of fun but I was sure tired and sore the yesterday.  Ethan (age 2) wanted me to take a picture with him ... this is his new 'camera face'.  Say CHEESE!



Card Supplies:
916 Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
781 All Seasons Tree (Snowflakes), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
904 Ring Accordion Stitched Circle), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
950 Ring Frame Edges 1 (Scalloped) ,Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
769 Accordion Circle (Circles), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
White card stock
Red card stock
Patterned paper - DCWV
Glittered snowflake - Recollections
Stickles
Word stamp - My Favorite Things
Card size - (finished) 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" (A2)


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