Year of the Rooster – 2017


Happy Chinese New Year 2017!

Sharing the card that I made for some friends and co-workers this year.

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Inside:

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To create this card I imported the image from: Cricut Cartridge – Wall Decor and More: Rooster #M4683B and  #M41A33.

I uploaded the images into Cricut Design Space and then cut with my Cricut Explore.

I used a mixture of stamps from Jaded Blossom (Chinese New Year) and Craftin Desert Diva’s (Dragon Festival) for the front and inside of the card.

Stamped using Versamark and Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder.

Hope you like it!

 

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Meowy Christmas


Sharing a card made from Too Cute By Jessica – Christmas Animals SVG Cuts designed by Jesssica Owens 2014.

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Here is a close-up of the image.

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Using my Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space, I uploaded the images and then cut the pieces out for the cat and wreath.

I decided to add some layers to the wreath using Martha Stuart branch punch and then adding some Xmas Red stickles to make some holly.

For the eyes, I used Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen.  I drew in some eyelashes with Pigma Micron 01 black marker, but you can’t really see them. Thought it would be a cool idea to use black thread for the whiskers to show up.

Sentiment was stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail.

Stamp used is from Jaded Blossom Stamps – Meow and Forever.

Die cuts are from My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies.

Embossing folder used – Swiss Dots was then used on the scalloped die cut and on oval – Christmas Ornaments on Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper – 8.5 x 11″.

Background paper is from American Crafts – Holiday – 6 x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) paper pack.

Hope you like it!

 

Monster Birthday Card


Hi There,

Sharing another monster birthday card that I made. This time I used 2 .svg files from Too Cute By Jessica.

Monster Bash Buddy – by Jessica Owens 2015 and Cute Little Monsters – Original Artwork by ClipArtopia.

Balloons – Cricut Cartridge – Birthday Bash – Balloon #M4429F

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Here are some close-ups:

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Background paper is from Forever in Time – Happy Birthday.

Monsters made with Nicole Handmade Mulberry paper. Assorted colours from Micheal’s Recollections paper.

Sentiment is from Craftin Desert Diva’s Monster Mania. Ribbon – My Creative Time – Ribbon End Dies.

Hope you like it!

 

Birthday Bears


Hi there,

Back to share a card that I made using Too Cute By Jessica Bears from  Too Cute by Jessica – Birthday-Girl-Bears

and Too Cute by Jessica –  Birthday Boy Bears for my Aunt’s birthday.

Sentiment on front of card is from JadededBlossom stamps “Party Animal”.

Dotted eyes with Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen. Used Wink of Stella – Clear on the pompoms and on the base of hat to add some extra sparkle.

I made the card so that the 2 front panels opened up to reveal the sentiment.

Here are some close-ups.

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The bears were really fuzzy, but I put them through the Xyron, so they look a little bit scruffy. LOL! I still like how they turned out though. Hope you do too!

My aunt really loved her card. Made me very happy!

I used Cricut Design Space and my Cricut Explore to cut out all of the pieces. For the bears, I used the scoring tool and mulberry paper. Then I just outlined the pieces so that I could see them better. Wet around the outlines and pulled my bear pieces apart to make them fuzzy. Added some brown chalk to give the edges some added dimension.

On the inside, I added this sentiment from  “Whatnot Sentiments Set Three – Your Next Stamp”.

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Hope you like it too!!!

St. Patrick’s Day


Hi There,

Like to share a card that I made for St. Patrick’s Day.

The file is from Too Cute By Jessica – Lucky Leprechauns

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Outlined hair – Classic Stampin Pot – Stampin’ Up – Tangerine Tango

Sky – Classic Stampin Pot – Stampin’ Up – Tempting Turquoise

Clouds – Used as a template – Craftin Desert Diva’s – Outdoor Landscape Dies

Pot of Gold Coins – Recollections – Gold Glitter Paper Roll

To outline various parts on the characters, I used various colours of chalk. Eyelashes were done with Pigma Micron 03 Archival Ink Pen. Eye highlights with Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen.

Buttons – Sakura Glaze – Black

Grass – Shamrocks from – Cricut Cartridge – A Child’s Year. “St. Patrick’s #M2F10F”. I inserted the image into Cricut Design Space and then ungrouped the image and deleted all parts except for the Shamrock. I then did a copy and paste twice. Making the shamrock into various sizes. Next, I copied and pasted all 3 images twice more. Then printed out to the Cricut Explore telling it to print the image 8 times.

Used my Xyron Creative Station  and Xyron Create a Sticker to for all of the pieces to make it easier to put everything together.

Paper – Watercolour paper.

Bears – SG Hugs and Kisses Bear


Hi There,

Like to share a special card I made for my dear sweet husband. I’ve been very sick over the past couple of weeks and he has been taking great care of me. Love him so much!

When we were married our theme was bears. So I thought this card was perfect.

I’ve included 2 images. The first image is before I put the shaker card together. The second image is the completed card.

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The bears are from Too Cute by Jessica – SG Hugs and Kisses Bear by Saskatoon Graphics.

I uploaded the bear into Cricut Design Space and then copied it and made a mirror image. For the girl bear I added a little bow. Cut the designs out with my Cricut Explore.

For the sentiment and lips and hearts on the background, I used Peachy Keen Stamps – PKS-13 January 2013.

I stamped the sentiment first with VersaMark and then embossed with Ranger – Super Fine Detail Clear.

Sequence is from Craftin Desert Diva’s – Heart Breaker.

Heart patterned paper is from K&C Company – KP Valentine.  Kelly Panacci.

Highlights on the eyes were done using Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen.

Craft foam was also used to make the shaker card.

Used Cricut Design Space and my Cricut Explore to create the window and frame border for the shaker card.

I am also happy to announce that I am now a Designer for Too Cute By Jessica. YAY!

It’s still not too late to join the current challenge. http://toocutebyjessicadt.blogspot.ca/2016/02/valentines-day-challenge.html

 

 

Valentine’s Card for Parents


Hi There,

Back to share another card that I made for Valentine’s Day. Since my parents live so far away, I thought these 2 digi stamps from Craftin Desert Diva’s would be perfect for a simple little Valentine’s card for them.

I brought the 2 digi’s into Microsoft Word and then duplicated them 3 more times for a total of 4 images each. This allowed me to fussy cut the images after colouring the various parts and then layer them to give the characters some depth. I printed the images out onto “100% Recycle Paper, Robert Bateman, Cover Series, Artist Quality Sketchbook” paper and then used PrismaColor Premier Pencils and Gamsol blending medium to colour the images. I highlighted the eyes with Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen and the noses with Gelly Roll Sakura #6 Pen. A touch of Clear – Wink of Stella on the small hearts.

The 2 digis that I used were:

On the Front: “Little Lovelies Bear with Mailbox”

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Here is a closer look.

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I embossed the “Happy Valentine’s Day” with Versamark and Ranger Embossing Powder – Rich Red.

On the inside is the digi called: “Little Lovelies Love Letter Bear”.

I think the first photo shows off the layers better. This is the same image. Just shown at 2 different angles.

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Here is the close up.

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For the background paper I used K&Company 2-sided Valentine’s paper. I cut it out with Spellbinders Postage Stamps S4-348 and my Sizzix BigKick machine.

The little sentiment on the front is also from K&Company.

Hope you like it!

Entering this card into 2 of Craftin Desert Diva’s Challenges.

Craftin Desert Diva’s (Linky Party – Week 2 Challenge)

and also:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1672559509651821&type=1 (January Digi Challenge).