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September 2nd, 2015

beautiful bows…

Hello dear blog friends! I created this card for Vintage Udfordring, but sadly, Heidi no longer has the time to run the site and so the decision was made to close Vintage Udfordring down. It has been my delight and privilege to have been part of their design team for the past four years. My vintage loving heart has loved every single challenge with them. Thank you to each team member.

I adore bows  of all sorts and there always seems to be a new way to include a bow on a creation!  For this project, I’ve added ruffled tulle behind the bow and used it to embellish an embossed frame…

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The bow is made from hand dyed seam binding in a soft green and it has 8 loops! An antique mother of pearl button was adhered to the center of the bow.  I think this vintage beauty (the button) was purchased at my favorite vintage thrift shop called the ‘Birdcage’, located in Skipton, Lancashire, U.K..  They’re a great place to browse for jars or cards of old buttons. Just a tad far from Arizona though;-(..

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Using the a die that coordinates with a stamp set, I made the decorative frame by die cutting, then heat embossing the design, with Rangers’ platinum embossing powder.  The frame was filled with the same patterned paper used for part of the background paper on the top of the card.  One lovely, handmade flower and a few graduated pearls complete the arrangement…

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It’s easier to see the tulle and bow in this closeup. The frame was also backed by a distressed butterfly cut from chipboard, painted and sanded. Behind that, is a peachy pink doily.  Running stitches made with silk buttonhole twist follows the edges of the background…

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Streamers of seam binding flow from behind the frame and point to the sentiment that’s been stamped with a warm grey ink.  Two small, stamped embellishments were used on either side.  In real life, the sentiment appears more prominently than it does in these photos…

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The inside was given a lovely, white die cut panel to hole the personal note and good wishes…

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

 

Hugs and blessings,

Supplies;

patterned papers~ Romantique A4 Paper Stack, Prima/ Fairytale of Spring, Pion
glitter paper~ Old gold, American Crafts
card stock~ Cameo Pink, Bazzill
stamps; Simply Jane, PTI/ Delightful Dahlias, PTI/ Simple Stationary, PTI
inks; Versamark, Ranger/ Warm Grey, Anna Griffin
embossing powder~ Platinum, Ranger
punch~ Deep Edge Punch Embroidery, Martha Stewart
die~ Decorative Labels 8, Spellbinders

 

August 16th, 2015

abc-123…

Hello crafty blog friends! It’s school time once again and we have a lovely, school themed challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. I’ve prepared a little gift for a teacher…

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This little box is the perfect size for a bright, shiny apple.  The template for the box and print out for the tag are from the Cutting Cafes’ Apple Box Holder file.  The lid is made from the Paper Temptresses Basis Black Card Stock 80# . I wanted a heavy weight black to stabilize the lid and this one was perfect for the job.  The smooth black surface was given some additional texture with a swiss dot embossing folder.  The dots came up very well…too well in fact 😉  The embossing was so crisp that the little apple embellishment wasn’t sticking :roll:  With the aid of my rolling pin, I was able to flatten the dots out, leaving plenty of texture for my liking, but making it a breeze to adhere the little apple…

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Apples are such lovely things.  The only thing to be done to improve upon the beauty of nature was to polish it in a cloth and add a sweet tag (from the same file as the box), printed onto Classic Linen 80# paper. The yellow edge and red apples were added with Copic markers…

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Wouldn’t this just tickle any teacher?!…

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The lid has a homemade embellishment made from an old discarded dictionary page, a heart punch and red and green ink pads. Step 1. Punch 10 (or more) hearts.  Step 2. Holding a few of the punched hearts together, round the bottom point off the hearts using a scissor, to change them into apple shapes. Step 3. Ink the edges of the hearts, with a finger dauber or ink applicator. Step 4. Fold the apple shapes down the middle. Step 5. Glue the right half of a shape to the left half of the next shape. Continue until all the shapes are attached. Step 6. Adhere the assemblage to the box top. Step 7. Cut two leaves and ink with green ink before adhering to the box. Step 8. Make someone smile with this sweet gift!

Now I hope you will have a look at this inspiration photo and join us for the challenge!…

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Hugs, and blessings,

 

August 3rd, 2015

a sweet little project…

I’ve been sorting piles of papers, filing, bill paying, purging and then….a Make It Monday video appeared in the inbox from Papertrey Ink.  Since I’ve been working busily away on really boring paperwork, I rewarded myself with a 20 minute project!  These darling little notepads were made entirely with leftover bits of paper and unused die cuts that I gather in plastic bags for future use…

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To keep it super quick and easy I dove into a drawer of pink/red patterned paper scraps and then solid pink/red card stock scraps (in a separate drawer).  They’re just plain fun to make and perfect to add to a handmade card.  The added embellishments are also leftovers, so these cost nothing to make.  The little stamped sentiments and flowers came from ‘Mini Blooms’ and ‘Glory Be’ PTI stamp sets.  I used berry sorbet, pure poppy and dark chocolate inks…

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This pretty pastel pad didn’t coordinate with the other three, but came out of the same drawers of scrap papers.  I used smoke grey, sweet blush and spring moss inks on this one.  Gotta love a project that’s sweet and uses up so many little bits!

Hope you have a great evening~

 

Blessings and hugs,

August 3rd, 2015

peaches and cream…

Hello dear blog friends.  Todays’ new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room is called ‘Peaches and Cream’ and is inspired by a photo that I will show you in just awhile.  I decided to play with the inspiration photo and baked created a cake in a box…

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This sweet little 4″ cube is really much simpler to make than it appears.  If you want to give one a try, just Google ‘Exploding Box Tutorial’ and you will be directed to loads of written instructions and videos.  I made this one from 1-1/2 sheets of 12 x 12″ card stock…

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The top and sides of this box were covered with some papers pretty papers and topped with a fabric rose.  I added some paper leaves, twined a string of small pearls in and out of the petals and added two punched butterflies.  The base layer of each butterfly is glittered with white glitter.  I used some white stamens from Michaels’, tinted them then glued clear micro beads onto the heads.  They make lovely butterfly antennae…

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To tilt the rose, a double bow was glued behind it.  When the lid is lifted, the side walls fall down and here’s what you see…

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I made the little layered cake by die cutting three circles (small, medium and larger) and thee strips of paper for the sides of each layer.  Before assembling the parts, white flourishes were embossed and then lots of tiny roses, buds and sprigs were added.  This is a really fun way to decorate a cake!  Not a single bowl needs to be washed…

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The Panel behind the cake was made with a design element from Crafty Secrets’ digital file called ‘Rosy Wishes‘.   I love to fussy cut, so instead of printing it directly onto the paper (which would work beautifully), it was printed onto a white sheet, the roses and leaves were quickly colored and then fussy cut.  The center of the banner was stamped with the sentiment and attached at each end, allowing the banner to curve up above the base…

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The two side panels were covered with the same patterned base paper and then a die cut panel of coordinating paper.  A paper rose and some leaves are place in opposing positions on the left and right panels…

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This tiny little cake was perfectly suited to the smallest little roses I had been keeping in my stash…

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A wrap of white tulle was loosely wrapped around the base and two small, punched butterflies were coated with glitter before they landed gently on the top…

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I knew there was something else I wanted to show you, the inspiration photo!!…

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Thanks for hanging in there through this long post!  I hope your summer is providing some crafty time~

  • Patterned papers ~ Tea Thyme by Prima (6 x 6″ pad)
  • Stamps ~ Happily Ever After by Papertrey Ink; Fancy Flourishes, Scallops and Dots by Waltzingmouse
  • Dies ~ Circles by Spellbinders
  • Punches ~ Monarch and Small Butterfly by Martha Stewart

 

Hugs and blessings,

July 31st, 2015

butterflies…

Hello dear paper crafters!  Oh, have I had a good time!  The latest challenge at Vintage Udfordring is about Butterflies.  I’ve been storing a renaissance image that I’m entranced by.  Mixing together some brilliantly colored butterflies and a classically colored renaissance woman~ how could that possibly be anything other than a blast to play with!!!

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I fussy cut the womans’ image, trimmed her wings and added a flurry of tiny, fussy cut butterflies…

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Distressed papers are layered with some hand dyed cheesecloth.  I love the addition of raggedy bits between the layers.

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I had the perfect stamp for this image, from one of my favorite stamp sets called ‘Follow Your Heart’, from Stemplegarten.  My shabby chic heart loves the style of the lettering and sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you’ll link your project to Vintage Udfordring!

This card will also be entered into these challenges~

 

Blessings and hugs,

 

 

July 20th, 2015

summer picnic…

Hello dear blog friends!  We’re nearly at the middle of July (can you believe it)!  It’s also time for challenge #256 at The Shabby Tea Room.  So many of you are able to take advantage of the summer and actually have picnics.  Not around these parts!  Even in our cool months, the ants can bite and the ground is rock hard..not my idea of a picnic.  I stared at the beautiful inspiration photo for this challenge for a loooooong time and just couldn’t get into the picnic vibe.  Instead, I focused on the pink and teacup themes and created this project…

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Lots of layers!  There is a fancy rectangle anchoring the focal point.  It is a die cut made from Spellbinders’ ‘Decorative Labels 8′.  Our sponsor for this week is Dies R Us

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A scrumptious triple bow is topped with pink, paper lilies…

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A lovely little bird has perched itself on a china teacup…

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Above, you can see layers of patterned papers, layers of lace and ribbon trims, a cream colored fancy edged rectangle followed by more lace, pink lilies and tendrils.  They all conspire to make me smile and think of an idyllic summers’ day…somewhere in the world~ If you have the opportunity to pack a picnic lunch or snack…or tea (my preference), go out and enjoy yourself.  Don’t forget to take a few pictures so that I can enjoy it surreptitiously!  All pictures gratefully appreciated 😉

I nearly forgot as I was lost in picnic thoughts!  Here’s some gorgeous inspiration for this weeks’ challenge #256…

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Blessings and hugs,

July 15th, 2015

she adjusted her sails…

Hello everyone~  I’ve had work piled up past my eyeballs this week and like most of you, the way I relax is to play with paper and ink and scissors and glue.  After spending the day writing reports to judges, I gave myself a much needed break last night and decided to create this card…

 

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I love this sentiment.  It seems a reasonable and a good way to live!  An unopened pad of, ‘By The Sea’ was sitting on a surface near me and calling my name…  You know what I mean :-))       …

 

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I die cut a cream colored tag and again another tag with the ‘B’ side of a paper from the collection.  I love it when a company makes a B side design as cool as the ‘A’ side.  Some fussy cut seashells were used to anchor the two tags, in place of a standard bow.  Some teeny shells were added to the flag end of the tag…

 

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A fussy cut light house, complete with waves breaking on the bolders, along with a ship in full sail were added to a bottom corner…

 

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The inside of the card was embellished with a strip of leftover patterned paper and leftover, fussy cut seashells.  I think I would have preferred them clustered to the side, but I claim extreme mental fatigue!! If they weren’t already glued down, I would have changed that this morning.

 

Stamp~ she adjusted her sails-Verve
Ink~ tuxedo black-Tsukeniko
Card Stock~ very vanilla, not quite navy-SU
Patterned Papers~ by the sea-Graphic 45
Die~ tag sale #5-PTI

 

There is more variety in my activities for today and I’m grateful for that!  Before I get going, I’m going to enter this card into these challenges;

 

Blessings and hugs,

 

 

July 7th, 2015

papertreys’ make it monday…

Hello friends~ It’s hot, Hot, HOT here in Arizona and so I am staying indoors as much as I can.  I took a little break from report writing this morning to make a card with a stamped edge/border for PTIs’ Make It Monday challenge #217…

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Using a circle stamp from ‘Daily Designs’, I created an overlapping, scalloped border.  First, the circles were stamped in sweet blush, lavender moon, winter wisteria, spring rain and spring moss and then used a 1-1/2″ circle punch to create these 5 circles.  By overlapping them it creates a unique of border…

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The triple bow is made from some hand dyed seam binding that I dyed a few years ago.  It changes colors every few inches (the yellow in the photo is much stronger than it is in real life).  Two sweet little trinket, heart pins are tucked underneath.  The panel of sweet blush card stock is debossed with PTIs ‘Vineyard Impression Plate’..

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The die cut sentiment was made with PTIs’ new ‘Scripted’ die set.  I love the sentiments that are included in this set and the style of the lettering.  It was cut from irridescent white card stock.  Half pearls were added to the circles that make up the border.

I do hope you’re enjoying a more moderate warmth in the place you call home.  I’m looking forward to an unusual ‘cool spell’ that is being predicted for the end of the week…98°!!  Now that is amazing!

 

Blessings and hugs,

 

July 6th, 2015

sweet as sunshine…

Hello everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!

The Shabby Tea Room has a new challenge called ‘Sweet As Sunshine’ and I had fun making this playful card…

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The sponsor for this weeks’ challenge is Bugaboo Stamps.  I used their ‘Yummy Cupcake’ digi image.  Here is the inspiration photo for this two week challenge…

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I decided to treat this sweet image a little differently.  Instead of coloring it (which I love to do), I paper pieced the layers of frosting with bits of patterned papers, used coarse clear glitter for the whipped cream and Glossy Accents over the cherry.  The fluted paper cup was the only part I colored, mimicking the design from the photo…

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The background was made from an assortment of scraps that I saved from an old Crate Paper collection called ‘Emma’.  By creating variety in the background, lots of little bitty paper scraps found a home!  I went a bit ‘over-the-top’ with a big bow (and little pieces of leftover ribbons).  A tiny tag is tucked into the fluffy profusion…

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I love it when I get into the spirit of it and let myself create whatever comes to mind with whatever supplies are at hand.

Take some inspiration from the challenge photo and join us at The Shabby Tea Room!!

For some extra fun, I’ll be linking this card to these challenges;

 

Blessings and hugs,

 

June 30th, 2015

working with a sketch…

Hi everyone.  Andrea has made a sketch for the latest Vintage Udfordring challenge.  I really enjoy sketch challenges because they leave color and theme choices up to me, but give me a ‘skeleton’ on which to hang my design choices.  Here is the card that I made…

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I had this vintage image set aside for a good opportunity to use it.  This challenge was just the one!   I love it as my focal point.  Here is the sketch that I worked from…

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If you have never worked from a sketch, think of it as a map.  Let it guide shapes and placements without being tied to the exact diagram.  You’re also free to add or subtract elements to the sketch.  For example, here is an element that I added to the design and wasn’t in the original sketch…

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I just love the way this hand dyed, blowzy bow broke up the symmetry of the design.  The trinket pin is one I made…

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I added a mat to the vintage image.  It’s another layer added to the original design…

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A doily was used as the background circle.  The sheet of patterned paper that is sandwiched between layers of solid card stock was stamped with two shades of green using some solid leaf stamps and an outlined leaf stamp.  The strip of punched branches was used in place of a solid horizontal strip.

I hope this helps to clarify some of the ways you can exercise personal choice when using a card sketch and I really hope it inspires you to join us in this challenge!

Because I love ribbon and love bows, I’ll be linking this project to the challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #121~ Pretty Bows.

 

Hugs and blessings,