Friday, April 28, 2017

Heartfelt Creations April Blog Hop

Hello and welcome here!   It's time for  Heartfelt Creations Alumni May Blog Hop and this month I get to start us all off.  You can find the Blog List at the end of my post!  At the end of the month, past HC DT members get together for a Blog Hop full of inspiration using some of our favorite Heartfelt Creations collections!

By visiting all the stops and leaving a comment on each, you'll be entered for each comment (one per blog) to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Heartfelt Creations store! Contest closes Monday May 1st midnight EST.  The winner will be announced Apr. 3rd on the HC Blog and Facebook page.  Good luck and have fun!

 Card Size: 6.25" x 6.25"
Doesn't it feel Spring-y!?!  I used the Flowering Dogwood Collection and since I don't have the matching stamp set yet, I used my Botanical Rose stamp set and Distress Inks to make the flowers.

I used the Eyelet Oval die as a mat for my flowers and pinwheel.

I layered some of the flowers.  I also shaped some of the same flowers differently.  I love how you can get different looks with the same stamp set.

I love the dimension you can achieve.  People are always amazed the first time when you show them how a flat piece of cardstock jumps to life when you ink and shape it.

For my pinwheel I made a little template for the individual vanes, I traced it and fussy cut it out 7 times.  I then folded them and joined them together to make my finished pinwheel.  As an added surprise I die cut one of the Arianna Lace dies and folded it to attach to the center, I finished it off with a rhinestone.

Recipe:  Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood Collection, Botanical Wings Die, Botanical Wings Stamp Set, Eyelet Oval Die, Arianna Lace Die, Classic Leaf Stamp Set, Classic Leaf Die, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Bazzill CS-green, CTMH Ink-Whisper, Distress Ink-Dusty Concord, Scattered Straw, Faded Jeans & Aged Mahogany, Foam Squares, Rhinestones, Viva Decor Glitter Holo Iridescent. 

Now it's time for you to hop on over to Kathy's Blog.  Good luck with the contest!

Blog Hop List

Friday, April 21, 2017

Teddy Bo & Co. Card

Hello and welcome here.  Yah, I was stumped on what to name my post today, so I went with the obvious, lol.  The Teddy & Co. DT hope to inspire you with their creations using the Teddy Bo gang!  They are ca-ute to say the least.  If you haven't checked them out yet I hope you'll take a stroll over to the Etsy shop or Facebook page

Be sure to check out how you could win some FREE clear stamps at the end of my post!!!  

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I used April Bo 02 from the April membership pack and went with a clean and simple card.  I coloured him with Prismacolor pencils.  I apologize for not taking a photo of him BEFORE I added Distress Ink to the edges, it kind of camouflaged my colouring.  But I loved the effect it gives, of night closing in around him.

Prismacolor Pencils Used:
Fur - 746, 755, 756
Shirt - 738, 738.5, 739, 747
Hat - 758, 760
Star - 736
Ground - 747

Recipe:  Teddy Bo & Co. Digital Stamps-April Bo 02, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Bazzill CS-dark blue, Distress Ink Faded Jeans, Black Felt Pen, Nuvo Crystal Drops-Clear.

Ready to find out how to win FREE clear stamps!
Like & Share the pinned Facebook post to be in with a chance to win the whole debut stamp collection when they ship. The more times you share (the pinned post on Facebook) the more times your name will go into the bundle. I'll be doing the same on Instagram so share there too if you're on it.....find us at @teddyboandco

We'll draw the name out on May 10th and they will ship as soon as they arrive. Hope we pull your name out xx

Gayle x


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Teddy Bo & Co. and Cuttlebug Mania Challenge Coffee Card

Hello and welcome here!  It's not too often 2 different Design Teams overlap in their challenges/inspiration but for me today is that day!!!!  Teddy Bo & Co. is inspiring you with images used on projects and Cuttlebug Mania is a challenge blog and the challenge for the next fortnight is all about coffee or tea.

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - A Cuppa...
(coffee or tea inspired)
For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 2 weeks.
Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug

Card Size: 5" x 6.25"
The image I used is from the Teddy Bo & Co. April Membership bundle called April Oli 05 and is coloured with Copics.  The sentiment I typed up myself in Publisher.  It's an odd shaped card for me, but hey, why did I buy the envelope punch board if not for making my own envelopes.

Copics Used:
Skin - N0, N1, N2, R000, R00, R01 
 Dress - R81, R83, R85 
Coat - YR30, Y21, Y32, Y26, Y28 
 Hat - coat colours + W0, W1 
Tights - N7, YG25 
 Boots - N7, 100, R29 
 Coffee Cup - E57, W0, W1 
Sky - B0000, 
Stone - E70, E71, E74

Recipe:  PP-Simple Stories Documented Music & Herringbone, Bazzill CS-brown, CTMH CS-White Daisy, XCut Ornate Frame Die, Spellbinders-Big Scalloped Circles Lg., SS-2014 Scrapbook & Cards Today, Burlap, CTMH Ink-Chocolate, Copic Markers, Foam, Pearls.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Xcut Ornate Frame Die
Spellbinders Big Scallop Circles Lg. Die

I hope you'll check out Teddy Bo & Co., they have a Facebook Page as well.  And why don't you join us for the challenge!

Friday, April 07, 2017

Teddy Bo & Co. and A Mini Album Page

Hello and welcome here!  It's time to share some Teddy Bo & Co. inspiration.  You can check out some of the action and sneak peeks over on the Facebook page.  Today I have a mini album page to share with you.

Mini Album Page Size:  4" x 6"
My dad passed away Aug. 2016 and I thought a little mini album of the kids and Grandpa from our time with him in July would be special. 

 I used Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters paper collection.

Lots of people saw my dad as a big teddy bear, so it worked out great that I am part of the Teddy Bo & Co. DT and used a teddy bear image from the April Membership release.

It's a double slider card.  I am teaching a class at the local scrapbook store, The Scrapbook Cottage, on creating a double slider card but I also wanted to show how you can use it in your mini albums as well.

Copics Used:
Fur - E21, E33, E57, E59, E51
Vest - V91, V93, Prismacolor 752
Pants - YG61, G21, Prismacolor 756
Shirt/Suspenders - Y28
Coat/Hat - E81, Y28
Neck Scarf - V95, V99
Hat Scarf - YG61, G21

Recipe:  Digital SS-Teddy Bo & Co. April Bo 05, PP-Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters Collection, Bazzill CS-black, Silver Foil CS, Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8, Echo Park Heart Doily Die, Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourish Left & Right, Foam, Rhinestones, Martha Stewart Scroll Lace Border Punch, My Favorite Things Mini Delicate Doilies.


Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania Easter Bunny Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  It's time for another Cuttlebug Mania challenge and since Easter is around the corner, Easter it is...with a bit of a twist, you need to have an Easter bunny on your project.  And don't forget to use your Cuttlebug!

Challenge -Easter Bunny
For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 2 weeks.
Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug

Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"
I used a journaling card from Echo Park's Celebrate Easter collection.  I wanted to have a scalloped frame for the image but I don't have one, so I made one by using an scalloped edge die. 

Technique Tip:  I cut my paper so that it is long enough to go past the edges of the image by about 1/4".  I then glue all the edges onto the back of the image...the corners will have overlapping edges.  I then cut through both cardstock pieces at a 45 degree angle.  I then fix any bits of the scallop edges on the corners if needed.  By cutting through both layers at the same time your corners will join perfectly.  I may do a short tutorial on this at some point.

Just in case you couldn't read the smaller photo.  I used Taylored Expressions felt for the flowers!

Recipe:  PP-Echo Park Celebrate Easter 3x4 Journaling Cards & Hippity Hoppity, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes, My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Edges, Tattered Lace Florentine Bow, Joy Craft Flower Trio, Taylored Expressions Felt-Pink Sherbert & Lilac, Foam, Pearl.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die
My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Edges Die
Tattered Lace Florentine Bow Die
Joy Craft Flower Trio Die

Hope you can join us for the challenge!


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