Monday, June 1, 2020

Double Trouble Challenge 58 - I'm a Crazy Cousin!

Hello, everybody!  I am happy to announce that I am a Crazy Cousin this month at Double Trouble Paper Crafting!  Crazy Cousin equals Guest Designer but sounds like a lot more fun!

We have a great challenge for you, and I don't think it's any trouble at all!  Please head over to Challenge 58 for more inspiration and all the details, but in the meantime, here's a brief summary so you don't get in any trouble:


I made a card for a man, with lots of circular elements.  I was happy to dust off my gear dies that hubby Brian bought me several years ago!


I was inspired by a technique I saw at Splitcoast Stampers called Embossing with Detailed Dies.  Here's a link to their video that shows how I made the background, which I then die-cut with a stitched rectangle and adhered to a black panel. I fussy-cut the vintage car and adhered it with foam tape to a black die-cut circle and then adhered a white sentiment strip.  To finish the card, I die-cut several gears in black and adhered them to the background.

Dies:  Memory Box Gear Assembly, Memory Box Deluxe Gear Set, Memory Box Mini Gears, Gina Marie Designs Dot Studs Circle, Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle
Ink:  Staz-On Jet Black, Rusty Brown, Timber Brown
Digital stamp:  Pixel Scrapper Vintage Car 01 (freebie, thank you)
Digital sentiment: Crafty Secrets Car Classics
Paper:  Silver poster board (from my Dollarama stash), black cardstock (Recollections)

I hope you'll be inspired to join our challenge!  I am looking forward to seeing what you make!

Check out my cute Double Trouble Crazy Cousin clip art!  She looks just like me! 


I would also like to support the following challenges: Artsystamper Digitals 17 Black and White and One Colour (silver) 1/3; Crafts Galore Encore AG 1/3; Crafty Catz 508 AG Optional At Least 2 Layers 1/3; Creatalicious AG Optional Birthday 1/3; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Cut It Up Boys will be Boys 1E; Dies R Us 146 Father's Day/Masculine 1/3; DL.ART June AG UE 1/d; Double Trouble 58 Thing1 Masculine, Thing3 Round, Things2 Join Use Your Stuff 1/4; Jan's Digi Stamps June AG 1/5; Kat Scrappiness All About the Boys UE; SanDee and amelie's Steampunk June Steampunk/Industrial 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Make Your Own Background 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 4/5; Use Your Stuff Masculine or Father's Day UE; Word Art Wednesday 440-441 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5 wk2

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Butterfly Thanks

Hi, everyone!  I have one more card to share today!  I wanted to use my brand-new STAMPlorations Butterfly Cover Plate die that I bought during Shery's spring sale.


My card began with an alcohol ink background on yupo paper using various shades of blue (Ranger, Adirondack).  I added a butterfly die-cut in white (STAMPlorations Flutter Zen 2) with two blue gems adhered to the body.  I die-cut the sentiment from a scrap of the same alcohol ink background (STAMPlorations Thanks a Latte Phrase) and trimmed the extra words.

I would like to support the following challenges: A Bit More Time to Craft AG UE; A Bit More Time to Craft Extra AG UE; Arty Divas 22 AG 5/5; Butterfly Challenge 142 Y for Yale Blue plus Butterfly 1/3; Dare 2B Artzy In the Garden 2/3; DL.ART May Linky AG UE 1/d; Incy Wincy AG 5/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 3/5; STAMPlorations Spring Fling Blog Hop and Linky Party Spring 4/5; STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes AG UE; STAMPlorations May CAS AG CAS Optional Pink 3/6; Through the Craft Room Door AG 2/2; UnstampaBelles 100 Wings and/or Wind with Twist Predominantly White and Blue 1/4; Word Art Wednesday 440-441 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 wk2


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Quarantine Day 56

Hello again!  I'm back with a coffee-themed card! This week I've been inspired by the 2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. There are already over 900 link-ups and the hop is going on until Friday!  Wow, that's a lot of amazing inspiration!  Thank you to Amy and her team for this fun hop!


I was going for some humour with this card, but it's more like the story of  my life at this time, haha!  I used a fun pre-coloured image from Free Dearie Dolls and I fussy-cut so I could pop her up on foam tape.  Behind the girl is a beautiful mandala designed by Mia at Craftartista.  This one is Mandala 8  - it's a free image and she has other free mandalas as well (thank you!).  I printed this one in grey ink and fussy-cut so it would look like a doily.  Mia is having a 3rd Blogaversary Celebration and I am pleased to participate. Congratulations, Mia!


Continuing on with my card, I created the Quarantine Diary title in Word.  I fussy-cut a fun sentiment from Taylored Expressions, which was a freebie at one point (thank you!).  I made the vertical word Coffee with digital Scrabble tiles. The background paper is from Echo Park, and I finished the card by adding some puffy stickers (pencil, coffee cup, and clock).  

I would also like to support the following challenges:  A Bit More Time to Craft AG UE; A Bit More Time to Craft Extra AG UE; Crafting Happiness AG Optional Red UE; Crafty Catz 507 Spots and/or Stripes 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May UE; Double Trouble 57 Week 2 Brown Bag-It Day and Red (Thing1 Kraft, Thing2 Crafting Happiness Challenge, Thing3 Red) 3/4; Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday Make it Feminine 1/3; Show Us Your Pussycats 54 Furrything Goes UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 2/5; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Fabulously Feminine UE; Word Art Wednesday 440-441 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 wk2



Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Tasty Treats

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a winter holiday card!  My goal this month was to make three holiday cards and this is my third, so I did it!  Yay!


I upcycled these hot cocoa tags from last Christmas.  I embossed kraft cardstock with Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow and adhered a sparkly red scalloped rectangle frame (Gina Marie Designs).  I stamped a sentiment (Your Next Stamp Waddles Holiday Food Truck) and finished the card with a few white snowflake sequins and some punched snowflakes in red glitter (Recollections punch).

I would like to support the following 10 challenges and/or events:
  1. 2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Coffee, Tea, Cocoa, or Apple Cider UE
  2. Crafting Happiness AG Optional Red UE
  3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use Silver UE
  4. Double Trouble 57 Week 2 Brown Bag-It Day and Red (Thing1 Kraft, Thing2 Craft Happiness Challenge, Thing3 Red) 2/4 
  5. Get Creative 91 Make it Sparkly (red glitter frame) 2/3
  6. Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3 C10
  7. Rudolph Day May AG Christmas 1E C10
  8. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5 
  9. The Outlawz Festive Fridays Christmas UE
  10. Word Art Wednesday 440-441 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk2

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Consciousness

For my Tuesday Morning Sketches Design Team card, see here.

Hello again! I'm back with another coffee-themed card!  I've been inspired by the 2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. There are already over 700 link-ups and lots of amazing inspiration!  Thank you to Amy and her team for organizing another fun hop!  I made this card for hubby and he got a kick out of it!


I started with the background by stencilling the coffee rings and splotches with Brushed Corduroy Distress Oxide on a kraft panel, which I die-cut with a stitched rectangle (Gina Marie Designs) and then layered onto red cardstock.  This funny image, including the sentiment, is Bugaboo Stamps Gus Tidbits Consciousness and I coloured it with markers and fussy-cut so I could pop it up on foam tape.  I also fussy-cut the sentiment and adhered with foam tape.  

I recycled a coffee sleeve (see photo below)!  I've been wanting to use this on a card for ages and finally did!  I trimmed and layered it according to the sketch below and then stamped the sentiment (Your Next Stamp Happiness is You).  I also included the caution words from the coffee sleeve, which I thought were fun and worked well with the sketch.  I printed the buttons in red (Scribbles Designs freebie, thank you!), fussy-cut, and adhered.


My card design was inspired by Sketch Saturday 611:


I was also inspired by these 8 challenges: 
Caffeine Fueled Paper Play Coffee, Tea or Cocoa product from any sponsor (Your Next Stamp) UE
Die Cut Divas Make it a Beverage (stitched rectangle die) 4/4 
Double D Begins with M (man) 2/3
Double Trouble 57 Week 2 Brown Bag-It Day and Red (Thing1 Kraft, Thing3 Red) 1/4
Pixie's Snippet Playground 378 (Snippets are recycled coffee sleeve, kraft and red cardstock) 1E C10
Scribbles Designs 89 Brads, Buttons or Bows 1/3
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Recycle (coffee sleeve) 1/5
STAMPlorations May Stencil AG w Stencil UE



Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

TMS 556 - Tuesday Morning Sketches

Hello, everybody!   It's Tuesday already! That means we have a brand-new sketch for you at Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I made a coffee-themed card so I could join the fun at the 2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!


This cute image is from Gerda Steiner Designs, and I coloured it with markers and fussy-cut.  I believe this image has retired as I couldn't find him in the shop; however, Gerda has several other cute coffee critters to choose from (including a freebie), and she's also a Super Sponsor at the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop (thank you, Gerda!).

Digital image:  Gerda Steiner Designs Mr. Mouse with Coffee
Clear stamp:  Avery Elle Woodland Wonders (sentiment)
Die:  Maya Road Vintage Doilies
Patterned paper:  Doodlebug Cream and Sugar
Other:  American Crafts twine, red gems

Here's our Sketch 556, designed by Patti. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make!


I would like to support the following challenges: A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; A Bit More Time to Craft AG UE; A Bit More Time to Craft Extra AG UE; Ally's Angels 34 AG 3/3; Arty Divas 22 AG 4/5; Caffeine Fueled Paper Play Coffee, Tea or Cocoa product from any sponsor (Gerda Steiner) UE; Cardz TV 115 AG 3/3; Colour Crazy 20 AG 2/2; Crafter's Castle AG 3/3; Crafty Catz 507 Spots and/or Stripes 1/3; Crafty Friends 136 Add Embellishments (gems, twine) 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May UE; Creative Fingers 186 AG 3/3; Cute Card Thursday Critters UE; Die Cut Divas Make it a Beverage 3/4; Digi Choosday AG 1/2; DL.ART May Linky AG UE 1/d; Double D Begins with M (mouse) 1/3; Gem of a Challenge 11 AG 3/3; Gerda Steiner Share Your Designs UE; Incy Wincy AG 4/5; Jan's Digi Stamps May AG 4/5; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Papercraft Business May AG 3/3; Polkadoodles 21 AG 2/2; Virginia's Show and Share May 4/4; Word Art Wednesday 440-441 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5 wk1



Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Monday, May 25, 2020

Coffee Chick

Hello, everyone!  I'm back with my second card today for the 2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Check out the link for details on how you can take part!  My card features the adorable Coffee Chick from Gerda Steiner Designs, who is one of the generous Super Sponsors of the hop (thank you, Gerda!).


I coloured the image with markers and fussy-cut so I could pop her up on foam tape.  I embossed yellow cardstock and die-cut some patterned and burlap paper so I could assemble a background according to the sketch below.  I stamped a sentiment and embellished the card with some purple gems.

Digital stamp:  Gerda Steiner Designs Coffee Chick
Clear stamp:  Personal Impressions Everyday Cat (sentiment)
Die:  Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rounded Squares
Patterned paper:  DCWV Painted Pastels, Crafts Burlap
Embossing folder: Couture Creations Crazy Daisy
Other:  Gems

My card design was inspired by Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch 170, created by sketch artist Lisa:


I would also like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critters 3/5; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; A Bit More Time to Craft AG UE; A Bit More Time to Craft Extra AG UE; Arty Divas 22 AG 3/5; Caffeine Fueled Paper Play Coffee, Tea or Cocoa product from any sponsor (Gerda Steiner) UE; Crafty Friends 136 Add Embellishments (gems) 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May UE; Creatalicious 187 AG Optional Pink and Purple 2/3; Cute Card Thursday Critters UE; Die Cut Divas Make it a Beverage 2/4; DL.ART May Linky AG UE 1/d; Gerda Steiner Share Your Designs UE; Incy Wincy AG 3/5; STAMPlorations Spring Fling Blog Hop and Linky Party Spring 3/5; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC M620 ~ Spring Flowers 3/3; The Outlawz Monday Greeting Flowers with Embossed Background 1/3; Virginia's Show and Share May 3/4; Word Art Wednesday 440-441 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 wk1




Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!