Friday, July 28, 2017

Heartfelt Creations July Blog Hop

Hello and welcome here.  It's time for another Heartfelt Creations Alumni blog hop!!  If you've come from Alissa's Blog you're on the right track.  If not, you can find the Blog List at the bottom of my post.

By visiting all the stops and leaving a comment on each, 
you'll be entered to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Heartfelt Creations store! 

Contest closes Monday July 31st midnight EST.
The winner will be announced Aug. 2nd on the HC Blog and Facebook page.
Good luck and have fun!

Card Size:  6" x 6"
I made some cards a while ago (Card 1, Card 2) using the Paper Ruffle technique found HERE and I wanted to give it a go with Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose Collection paper!  It looks just like material and it uses up scraps!  As a card maker I don't always make 6x6 cards so I tend to have strips of 12x12 paper left, this is a perfect way to use up those strips!!

I wanted to dress up the ruffles with little flowers so I used the Classic Rose stamp and die to make them.  I have a little tutorial below on how I altered them.  I used the Arianna Lace die to make my border, I have a photo below showing how I did that.

Look at those ruffles!  They look just like material.

I stamped the flowers with Versamark and embossed them with white embossing powder.  I then add some light pink ink for a touch of soft colour.  The flourishes I cut apart from the leaves and tucked in behind the flowers.

Bought flowers (on the right) have that nice little green foliage behind them.  I stamped and cut a small Classic Rose in green to imitate this (on the left).

On the left is the stamped and die cut Classic Rose.
On the right you can see I how I cut each petal to make leaves, basically just make the end pointed like a leaf.

I then inked and shaped them, and attached them behind my flowers!!

I used the Eyelet Oval die to cut out a design on the small inset oval.

On the back of the purple patterned paper I attached each die cut.  I found the center along each side first and attached one there...a little higher than the rest for visual interest. I then added the 2 corners. Finally I filled in the spaces with the other die cuts.  I chose not to do the bottom because it would be hidden by the ruffles.

Recipe:  HCDP1-270 Classic Rose Paper Collection, HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp, HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die, HCD1-747 Arianna Lace Die, HDD1-776 Eyelet Oval Die, HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, small scrap from Delicate Asters Paper Collection, Spellbinders Floral Oval Die, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, CTMH Ink-Baby Pink & New England Ivy, Bazzill CS-purple, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Pearls, Rhinestones, Stickles-Crystal Ice & Lime Green, Foam Squares.

Now it's time to hop on over to Sarah's Blog!  Thanks for stopping by.

Teddy Bo & Co. Hello Card

Hello and welcome here!  It's my turn to share some Teddy Bo & Co. inspiration with you.  The image of Bo is from the July Membership pack.

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I coloured the image on Kraft with Prismacolor pencils.  It's my new favourite medium to colour with right now.  I finished it simply with a die cut frame.

Recipe:  Bazzill CS-dark blue, light blue, grey, Kraft & black, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Frantic Stamper Elements #7 Coved Labels Die, Technique Tuesday Hello Pocket Die, Foam, Prismacolor Pencils.

I remembered to take some work-in-progress photos but I see that the glare is annoying, I decided to share them anyways:)

Prismacolor Pencils Used:
Fur - 942, 943, 944, 937, 947
(muzzle I added 1033)
Shirt - 1087, 1102, 133, 208
Hat - 1085, 1080, 941, 946
Bench - 1072, 1074, 1076, 1099
Lunch Box - 1052, 1054, 1056, 1058
Sandwich - 1072, 1074, 1076, 1099
Grass - 989, 1005, 1097, 988, 908
Sky - 1087, 904


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania Photo Challenge

Hello and welcome here.  It's time for another Cuttlebug Mania challenge.  This time it's a photo challenge, how fun is that! You take your inspiration from the photo, it could be the colour scheme, the image of the bike, the flowers, chrome, the basket etc.  And don't forget to use your Cuttlebug!

Challenge - Photo Inspiration
(colours, bike, basket, flowers, chrome etc.)
 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 choose to use the bike as my inspiration.  I saw THIS CARD by Debby Hughes and wanted to give it a try with products I had in my stash.  So here's my version of her card:)  I used a CTMH stamp set called Enjoy the Ride Everyday Life and a mix of Le Plume II watercolor markers, Prima watercolors and Distress Inks.

Recipe:  Bazzill CS-purple, cream, mauve & black, CTMH SS-Enjoy The Ride Everyday Life, Penny Black SS-Sprinkles & Smiles, My Favorite Things Inside/Out Stitched Rectangle, Marianne Designs Regency Die, Strathmore 140lb Watercolor Paper, Distress Ink-Pumice Stone & Black Soot, Prima Watercolors, Le Plume II Markers #8, #45, #86, Foam Squares, Versafine Ink-Onyx Black, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Rhinestone.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
My Favorite Things Inside/Out Stitched Rectangle Die
Marianne Designs Regency Die

I hope you'll join us for the Photo Challenge,

Friday, July 21, 2017

Teddy Bo & Co. Sailor Bo Card

Hello and welcome here!  I'm sharing another image from the Teddy Bo & Co. July Membership pack, it's sailor Bo!

Card Size:  4" x 6" (the oval makes is 4.75")
 I used Prima watercolors to colour my image.  I used paper from Kaisercraft.

Recipe:  Teddy Bo & Co. Digital Stamp-July Membership Pack, My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Scallop Frame, Strathmore Watercolor Paper, Bazzill CS-dark blue & blue, Kaisercraft Paper, Burlap, Prima Watercolors, Foam Squares, Stitckles-Ice Gold.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Teddy Bo & Co. Inspiration

Hello and welcome here!  It's time to share another Teddy Bo & Co. image from the July Membership pack.  This time I coloured up Bea dressed as a fairy.

Card Size:  5" x 6"
I think I finally have the hang of my Prismacolor pencils. Thanks to Alyce over at Kit and Clowder for her suggestions.  I have been watching their Facebook page and have been inspired by all the amazing colouring going on.

Prismacolor's Used:
Fur - 1034, 943, 945, 1082, 947 
Ears/Muzzle - 917, 1034, 1033
Dress - 1023, 1024, 1102, 1100, 208, 1103, 1079
Wings - 1004, 913, 909, 1014, 929, 930, 956, 1009
Background - 914

The photo doesn't pick it up well but I added some clear Stickles to her wings and silver stickles to the wand.

And because I remembered while I was colouring, lol, here are some work-in-progress photos.

Recipe:  PP-BoBunny Serendipity Aviary, Bazzill CS-navy, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Canson Watercolor Paper, Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Tattered Lace Collecting Corners Die, Pearls, Foam, Prismacolor Pencils, Stickles.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania I Sea You Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  It's time for another Cuttlebug Mania challenge and since it's summer and we enjoy going to the beach our challenge is sea themed.  Anything sea/beach related like sand, sun, flipflops, water etc.  And don't forget to use your Cuttlebug.

Challenge - I Sea You

(beach themed...sand, sun, flipflops, water etc.)
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 kept things simple and used flip flops on a beach.  I watercoloured the sun and sky.  

 Recipe:  PP-Kaiser Craft Sandy Toes Collection, Bazzill CS-turquoise, Simon Says Stamp-Bundle of Stitched Shapes, My Favorite Things-Sunny Skies, Taylored Expressions-Flip Flops, Strathmore Watercolor paper, Glitter CS, Prima Watercolors.
Cuttlebug Items Used:
Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die
My Favorite Things Sunny Skies Die
Taylored Expressions Flip Flops Die
I hope you'll join us for the challenge!

Friday, July 07, 2017

Teddy Bo & Co. Inspiration

Hello and welcome here!  It's a new month and that means a new Membership Bundle over at Teddy Bo & Co.  There's also a sale on but it ends today so be sure to check it out!

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I watercoloured the image from the July Membership pack, Oli is holding a blank sign and I added a sentiment to finish it off.  I used Distress Inks this time to colour.

I didn't add much to the card but I did finish it off with some sequins to add a bit of bling.

Recipe:  Teddy Bo & Co. Digital Image July Membership Bundle, Watercolour paper, Bazzill CS-black, Simon Says Stamp-Bundle of Stitched Shapes, Papertrey Ink SS-Papertrey Ink Inside/Out Birthday, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Distress Ink (Oli-Pumice Stone & Tattered Rose, Balloons-Wild Honey, Hat-Pine Needles, Ribbon-Pine Needles & Faded Jeans, Ground-Inktense Pencils Willow & Ink Black, Sky-Salty Ocean), Sequins.

You can check out what's happening at Teddy Bo by checking out the Teddy Bo Facebook page!


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