Monday, 21 May 2018

Cute & Crafty Challenge Blog Guest Designer

Hello friends!

I'm excited to be a Guest Designer this month for Challenge #1 with Cute & Crafty Challenge!  It is a brand new Challenge blog and I hope you will play along!

I worked with this ADORABLE digi called: Bella the Ladybug

Here is what I created:

I hope you will play along! :)

See ya soon!

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Stick It Down - May 2018

Hello crafty friends!

Welcome to our May Challenge with Stick It Down!  As a member of the card team, I was excited to create with this month's sketch!  

Here is what I created:

We are sponsored by Freckled Fawn this month - so you may have a chance at a prize! I hope you will play along with us this month!  Good luck!

See you next time!

Friday, 18 May 2018

Aster Garden - Light Version

Hello friends!

Today I'm sharing a May Reveal Card for SparkleNSprinkle!  As you recall, last week I shared my Dark Version of the Aster Garden Stamp Set. Well, this week I have the opposite! I created a "Light Version" as well!

First up (like always!) SparkleNSprinkle Supply List:

Onto the card tutorial!

So, this was another "Mixed Media" project for me...and it started with PHOTO PAPER!  Yes, shiny, glossy photo paper. I used a 4.25x11 sheet of paper to start with (I knew I was going to make multiple cards from this background!  I grabbed my brand new Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Atlantis Burst and started to play! First, I misted the photo paper with water and then I sprinkled on my Shimmer Powder!  Look at how it reacts with the water!  You don't need much - it is highly concentrated!  You can grab an Aqua Painter brush and move the powder around too (like watercolor!). 

You can see in these photos how I moved the color around! 


This was the dried effect:


I also sprayed on some Nuvo Mica Mist in Turkish Rose! SOoo pretty!

Next, I used my Nuvo Masking Fluid!  This stuff is pretty cool. You literally drop it wherever you want the color to remain underneath (hence, the MASK!). Set it aside to let it dry, then you can layer whatever you want on top. You will then peel off the mask (it's a latex type product so it will just pull off when dry). Pretty cool!

Dripping the Masking Fluid on! 

This is the dried Masking Fluid - you can see how it turned more clear and rubber looking!

I took my Fresh Pear Mica Mist and sprayed that over top of everything.


Then I simply peeled off the "masks" :) 


PHEW!  That was a lot of photos - but I really wanted to showcase the background!  It was so much fun to make!

The rest of the card came together quite quickly. I embossed the Asters using Versamark Ink and Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I took another piece of white cardstock and embossed the Aster one more time with Versamark Ink and Magic Speckle Embossing Powder! SOO pretty! The sentiment was stamped with Versamark Ink and Gold Detail Embossing Powder.  I randomly sprinkled on more Magic Speckle Embossing Powder and heat from underneath - giving a more random look and feel. A light wash of the Atlantis Burst Shimmer Powder was added on the seniment as well!  I used Black Cardstock to back all the white layers and 1/4" Tear-ific Tape to hold everything together.


Finally, Nuvo Glitter Drops in Sunlit Meadow and Blue Lagoon were added to accent everything. Prepare yourself for more photos! :)



SOOO - I hope you like this photo loaded tutorial!  Remember to comment both HERE and on the main SNS Blog Post too to be entered in our monthly contest! 

Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate all of your comments!
See you soon, 


Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Cowboys with Southern Ridge Trading Company

Hello crafty friends!

I have a brand new card to share with you today featuring the AH-mazing Southern Ridge Trading Company chipboard products. 
 I had a vision of cowboys in my head, so that's what I made!  I guess with all the girly Mother's Day cards I was making, I wanted to flip the switch and head in a more masculine direction. :)  

I used the following Southern Ridge Products on my card:

Alrighty!  So let's get crafting :)

I started by using Stampendous Embossing Ink and embossing the cowboy images in Blackened Bronze and Copper Flame Embossing Powders (from SparkleNSprinkle). The horseshoes were embossed with Super Thick Gold Emobssing Powder and the stars in Antiquities Embossing Powder.  I also added 2 layers of Spring Willow Embossing Powder onto the grass area of the die cut. :)


I do love using the Chunky/Super Thick Powders for chipboard! :)  


A little twine accents and a Happy Birthday sentiment finished off this card :)  

I hope you enjoy and will go out and play with your chipboard!

See ya next time!


Scrapy Land Challenge #90

Hello friends!

Welcome to Scrapy Land {Challenge #90}!  I'm very excited to share my project with you.

This was a very finicky little project - but it turned out sooo pretty! I didn't realize when I picked up these flower dies that the pieces would be sooo teeny tiny!  Seriously! It is a lot of work, but the end results are just too darn pretty - so the effort is worth it!  I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Susan's Garden - Mini Botanicals Rhododendron, Azalea, Primrose Die Set along with the sentiment from the set I used last time, Sue Wilson Designs Cosmopolitan Cocktail.

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Susan's Garden - Mini Botanicals Rhododendron, Azalea, Primrose    Sue Wilson Designs - Necessities Collection - 3D Cosmopolitan Cocktail

As you can see, each little petal, leaf and branch are separate, so there was a lot of fiddling around to make them work!  Isn't that 3D effect cool though?

The theme is always ANYTHING GOES using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  In addition, we have TWO WINNERS for each challenge.  One will be a random winner and the other is chosen by the Design Team.  Each winner will receive a generous $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.

Scrapy Land carries over 55 brands of dies, so chances are you have a few of the brands in your stash!  You can see all the brands carried under the Products category.

Please link back to this Scrapy Land Challenge and include the link to this challenge on your blog post.  It would also be extremely helpful if you would list the brands of dies used in your project.  (Sometimes we can't tell if an item is a die cut or chipboard.)

We can't wait to see what you create!  It can be any style you like from CAS to mixed media and everything in between.    Just be sure there's a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells!

Good luck!

See you next time!