Friday, June 26, 2015

I (HEART) Canada

Happy weekend! I've taken a small hiatus from crafting in order to finish a course I was taking and am thrilled to be back to take part in the Paper Garden Canada Day Card Challenge! Tiffany even sent me some fabulous cardstock and envelopes, some of which I've used on my card. All of the red you see is Aura Scarlet Linen cardstock (which has a slight texture that I LOVE) and the white is Aura Solar White, a fabulous cover weight cardstock just perfect for card creations.


I found this sweet little girl from My Scrap Chick and did make a couple of minor alterations to get just the look I wanted for my card. I embossed the mat with a cloud background and then got out some of my favourite My Craft Spot products to finish things off. (Even though
My Craft Spot is no longer in business, I love the products and still think they're the best out there!)

I used Tiny Banners metal dies for the little banner at the side and Small Alphabet metal dies for the letters to spell "Canada". At the top, I added die cuts for the I (HEART).

Please check out all the fabulous creations made by the rest of the participants in the Paper Garden Canada Day Care Challenge and even join in the fun, if you'd like. There's also an opportunity to vote for your favourite. Of course, I'd love for you to pick my card but you're welcome to choose the one with which you're most taken.






Monday, May 25, 2015

Cool in the Pool


Hello from miles in the sky! This is the last of my pre-scheduled posts as my daughter and I are on our way home today! When this post goes live, we'll likely be boarding our plane for our 8-hour trans-Atlantic flight home.   


The sweet little bears-in-the-pool image is from the Gotta Wear Shades stamp set. The happy sun is from that set too. I coloured in the images and then popped them on the mats. The top mat was embossed with a butterfly folder. I used Banner Dies to get the stitched oval at the bottom on my card and used a Keepin' cool in the pool sentiment is also from the Gotta Wear Shades set.
 

I finished everything off with some yellow twine. Now I'm ready for summer!! I'm excited to be home to get to work in my garden. I've got a month off before the boys are done school so have a long list of chores I've made for myself.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Have a wonderful week!  

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Clouds Away


Greetings from Greenwich, England! My daughter and I are nearing the end of our holiday. As such, this is a pre-scheduled post. 

Here's what I've created for you today...



I used Banner Dies for the large banner small yellow banner that peeks out at the bottom of my card. I stamped the large banner with a cloud background and then cut out the sun. You can use the 
NEW The Sky is the Limit metal dies to do this. I then stamped the sun (from the NEW The Sky is the Limit stamp set) on my card base and coloured it in. The large banner is popped on the front of my card for a bit of dimension.



The wonderful sentiment is also from the NEW The Sky is the Limit stamp set. I finished everything off with a bit of yellow jute string and a button.

Thanks so much for visiting! Have a FABULOUS weekend!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Sky is the Limit


Greetings from Salisbury, England! This is a pre-scheduled post as my daughter and I continue on our holiday through France and England. 

Here's what I've created for you.....


The NEW The Sky is the Limit stamp set has images and sentiments. I decided to create a set of cards to hand out to the captains and first officers of our flights to and from Europe in order to thank them for getting us safely to our destinations. (I HATE flying, so am always especially thankful when we land!!) I used Banner Dies for the card mats, and embossed each one with a cloud folder. The little plane is from New Arrival. It's a Cricut image which I imported into my Silhouette software. Once in Silhouette, I added a little "Air Transat" symbol on the planes' tails.



Here's a close up of the fun sentiment. I thought it would be perfect for pilots! Bot the stitched cloud and the sentiment are from the NEW "The Sky is the Limit" set. The coordinating metal dies work with all the stamps in this set too. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Happy Yeti Birthday


Hello from Bude, Cornwall! This is another pre-scheduled post as my daughter and I are still on holidays. Last month, I created this fun card for a colleague. We are forever joking around about yeti so I couldn't resist creating a yeti card for her special day.


Earlier this year, I saw the Betty the Yeti set over at Lettering Delights and knew it would be perfect for making things for my colleague. I designed the card and then printed it out with an extra yeti and flower for some added dimension. The word YETI was printed using the Silhouette print and cut feature. In fact, I used the print and cut feature for everything except Happy Birthday. 


Once the card was assembled with my sweet yeti popped on the card base, I then used Totally Turtle to add "Happy Birthday" around the word YETI. The original sentiment is Happy Belated Birthday. 

Thanks so much for visiting today. Have a fabulous day!


Monday, May 11, 2015

Gr8 Job, Graduate!


Hello friends! Bonjour de Paris! I'm here with a pre-scheduled post as my daughter and I are on our highly anticipated trip to Paris and England. We flew out last Thursday and are spending the week in Paris. I've been to Paris a couple of times but it's Erin's first time. I'm so excited to show her all the sites! 

Although my son will be finished high school in June, for some bizarre reason, the school waits until October for the official graduation. Anyway, I'm all set now with the card I've made for him!!



The sweet little graduate is a file from Too Cute By Jessica's Graduation Pals set. Isn't he adorable (just like my son!)? I created the card base by cutting a regular A2 card and then using a Martha Stewart star border punch along the front, right edge. The mats were cut with the top layer embossed with stars.



The yellow "stitched" stars were cut with the fabulous star die in Craftin' Desert Divas' Banner Dies set. I used a few different stamps from the Short and Sweet Tags stamp set. For Woo hoo! and You Rock!, I used my marker to stamp the sentiments on two lines. Otherwise, it was business as usual!


Thanks so much for visiting today! Have a wonderful week!  

Monday, April 27, 2015

Love You Mum





I made a card for my dearly loved mum. First, I stamped around the base of the card with a flower stamp from Craftin Desert Divas'Just Bugcause stamp set. I then used the largest die from the Banner Dies set and trimmed the bottom of the banner before embossing it with a clouds folder and inking the edge. The sweet birds and flower are from Too Cute by Jessica's Skinny Spring Birds file. I embossed the petals of the flower too. The grass was made with Martha Stewart fringe scissors and a layer cut with the same banner die and then punched with a Fiskars grass border punch. (It's hard to see, but the mat and grass have "stitching" thanks to the Banner Dies



For the bottom of the card, I cut some letters to spell "Mum". The little heart is from Too Cute by Jessica'Skinny Spring Birds too. Finally, I stamped "Love You" using Craftin Desert Divas’ Short and Sweet Tags stamp set. 

Thanks so much for visiting me today. Have a fabulous week!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wedding Card - Smash Style


Hello friends! A few weeks ago, a friend of mine got married and I created a fun hybrid wedding card for the happy couple - smash style!

I created the front panel of my card on my Silhouette, using a clipart image and changing the colours a bit so I could match things with the border. I printed and cut an extra image of the bride and groom and popped them on the card. I also used my Silhouette for the couple's names. I then used a variety of Craftin Desert Divas' stamps to dress things up a bit. The arrows are from the Picture That stamp set, as are the "love it" and "always" sentiments. "The Perfect Pair" sentiment is from the Perfect Pair stamp set and "Now & Forever" is from Simply Said.



The three black heart outlines are from Totally Turtle


Thanks so much for visiting today. Have a fabulous day!


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Thanks a Buzz-illion



Here's a thank you card I recently made with some of the recently-released CDD products. I used the new Banner Dies for the banner and oval on my card. I used the oval to cut a portion out of the banner and then embossed the banner. The stamp is from the 
NEW Just Bugcause stamp set. 



The sweet little bee and his "path" are also stamps from the NEW Just Bugcause set. Isn't he cute? I used the NEW Just Bugcause metal dies to cut out the bee and his path too. 



Here's the freebie for today's hop. If want it (and who wouldn't?), be sure to leave a comment at each hop participant and then send an email to Tara (craftindesertdivas@gmail.com) to say that you have do so.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring Shaker Card




Today's project is a spring-themed shaker card. I used my Silhouette to cut some flower shapes out of my base and used the offset feature to create a shadow for the largest flower. It's hard to tell in the photo, but I also used my Silhouette to cut a faux stitched border around the top white portion of the card.



Once the card was cut out, I used different coloured sequins to fill in each of the flowers. I also stamped inside the largest one with a cheery "Hello" sentiment from Craftin Desert Divas’ Simply Said stamp set. 

Have a wonderful week!