Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Scandinavian Girl


It's been a long time since I've played with the old Cricut Imagine Cartridges.  This Girl and Squirrel are from the Snow Angel Cartridge.  I never had the Imagine machine, but I could use the cartridges once print and cut was available.  

The mitten cut is from Holiday Gift Tags.  

The oval and scalloped oval are from the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cartridge.  

Speaking of scallops, that is the new twist for our Anything Goes challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday.   Our sponsor is Your Next Stamp.     

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Wish


Today I decided to try something I've not done before; I made a Bendi-Card from different patterns.  I went into Cricut and made the two front panels by flattening the digis onto the shapes.  Then I used cut and print for the trees, front panel on left and 2 right panels.  

I adhered the painted trees to the left panel and the colored right panel to a *liner panel*.  I glued the tabs on the panels to the back of the card.  To finish, I adhered a 2nd back panel to cover the tabs.   

I played with different media on this card including watercolors, Copics, glitter, glitter glue, gel pens, and computer.  Lots of fun and experimenting here!   

I learned as I went along and the big advice I can give is this:  *Remember if you Copic Color to print/cut the extra panel to go behind ~ liner panel!  ;)  Obviously, the ink goes through the cardstock!

Papers, sentiment and digis are from Winnie in Winterland.    

Have you seen the challenge for young artists over at Polkadoodles FaceBook Page.  Here are the links and ages:  


My card is off to the following challenges: 

TTCRD: AG  
12 Months of Christmas:  Traditional Christmas Colors  

Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!  Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!  



Friday, August 11, 2017

Steppin' Bohemian Peacock




The new theme over at Cut It Up is One Step at a Time...in other words we want to see a step card!  

I had a lot of fun with my Cricut on this one since I designed a step card cut in DS, used the scoring tool and put the writing tool into play!  Let me explain...

I hate to measure!  I hate to hand cut!  Yes, I'll do it if I'm forced to go that direction, but the truth is I'll work twice as long to create the cut in Design Space and let the machine do the work!  ;)  I started with a rectangle and added 2 very, very skinny (.011 width) rectangles.  I then brought in seven (7) score lines and placed them.  I selected all of that and hit the attach button.  Instant center step card!  

I used the "write" tool to make the feathers on the front of the bird instead of cutting them.  I used a Cricut Silver Pen and then went over the centers of them with a gold gel pen.  I'm not sure why, but my camera had a difficult time capturing that detail without blurring it!  

This fun peacock cut and gorgeous digital designer paper are all  from our sponsor this month ~ Fleurette Bloom.  

Bohemian Chic Digital Paper Collection
Peacock Paradise

When you visit the blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then share step cards ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize for our sponsor Fleurette Bloom.

This guy is stepping off to the following challenges:

Craft Rocket:  Animal Kingdom
Moving Along with the Times:  Things that Fly (Yes, peacocks do fly!)



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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Clothe Yourself


The new twist for our Anything Goes challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Layers and Dimension.   Again this week, I decided to take the twist into a sewing direction. 

This is a canvas I designed using a quote/passage from Proverbs.  I started with a small canvas and inked it in various shades of berry and pink.  I then glued down some torn pattern paper.  The layers continued from there including stamping, copies of pattern envelopes, die cuts (some heat embossed), 2 laces, twine, flowers, gems, bow, pins and butterfly!  

Material List
Canvas Panel
Papers:  Pattern envelopes, BoBunny Bella Rosa 
CTMH Stamps 
Cricut Cuts:  Heritage, CTMH Artiste, Ornate Clock
Embossing Powders:  Black, Titanium, Grey
 BoBunny Glitter Paste
Ripped Fabric Lace (old curtains)
Lace:  Offray
Butterfly Die: BoBunny Laser Cut Chipboard
Ribbon:  Schiff Seam Binding
Flowers:  Prima Wild and Free  
Gems:  CTMH Mocha (retired)
Darice Pearl Flower Pins

This canvas is off to the following challenges:
World Wide Open Design Team:  AG
Craft-Dee BowZ:  AG with handmade Bow 
Die Cut Divas:  AG


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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Design Sheets




This adorable duo is from Horace & Boo Design Sheet 8.  Background, foliage, and flowers are all from the same Pre-colored sheet with lots of cute pieces left over!  The pre-colored Design Sheets are full of fun for quick crafting.  Simply print, cut, and arrange!  You can add tons of embellishments or keep them flat for mailing!  Either way, they make for adorable cards, layouts, and other crafts!

Here I have chosen to use flowers, leaves, background and focal digi from the sheet.  All I added were a few gems and twine.

The sentiment is found in the Horace & Boo Big Kahuna Collection.

Have you seen the challenge for young artists over at Polkadoodles FaceBook Page.  Here are the links and ages:  



Horace and Boo are off to the following challenges: 


Animal Friends:  Animals and Hobby (Gardening)


Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!  Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!  





Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Faux Stitches



The new twist for our Anything Goes challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Faux Stitching.   I decided to take the twist into a sewing direction with this adorable pre-colored digi from Polkadoodles; she is part of the Winston Collection.  

Going along with the sewing/fabric theme used in some quilting designs, I used ALL scraps!  Scraps of sewing pattern, ribbon, fabric, paper, twine, thread,,,, even the flower and tag had been cut long ago and were in the scrap box!  

Truth is, even the focal digi had been printed months ago and was in the same box!  

My sewing sweetie is off to the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG
Watercooler Wednesday:  AG Feminine
Crafty Creations:  AG


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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Christmas in .....August?



I love making gift boxes!  This box was made using papers from Winston and Winnie Special Moments.  The bow cut is from Work and Play 8 Feel the Music.  It's all topped with a scalloped circle cut from Winnie Fruit Punch and the image is Polar Friends.  


Have you seen the challenge for young artists over at Polkadoodles FaceBook Page.  Here are the links and ages:  


My box is off to the following challenges: 

Always Fun Challenges:  Anything but a Card
TTCRD:  AG
Winter Wonderland:  Use a digi image/Christmas


Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!  Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!