Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania Spooky Color Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  It's time for another Cuttleubug Mania challenge.


Challenge - Spooky Colors
(use white, orange, black and purple)

For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 2 weeks.

Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug!

Card Size: 5.5" x 5.5"
So I made a cute spooky card, lol.  I actually made this back in August so I had to use last year's Doodlebug Design papers.  I matted and layered the patterned papers to give it some dimension.  I added googly eyes to the corners for some fun texture.

Recipe:  Doodlebug Design PP-October 31st Bump in the Night & Whimsy Webs, Boos & Brews Jeepers Creepers & Sunkissed Hello Sunshine, My Favorite Things Inside/Out Stitched Squares, Cuttlebug Vintage Corners, Googly Eyes, Foam.


Cuttlebug Items Used:
My Favorite Things Inside/Out Stitched Squares Die
Cuttlebug Vintage Corners Die

I hope you can join us for the challenge!
Deneen

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania Sweet Pumpkin Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  It's time for another Cuttleubug Mania challenge.


Challenge - Sweet Pumpkin
(use a pumpkin on your project)

For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 2 weeks.

Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug!

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I used a really old CTMH stamp set called Heart of Harvest and watercoloured the image.  I also cut out Memory Box Arbescello Tree from watercolour paper and painted it in Fall colours.  I die cut a piece of black fun foam to give the tree some dimension.  The sentiment is from Verve Stamps.

Recipe:  PP-BoBunny Double Dot Buttercup Flouish, Bazzill CS-black, Strathmore Watercolor Paper Cold Press 140lb, Sizzix Flouish EF, My Favorite Things Inside/Out Stitched Squares, Memory Box Arbescello Tree, Distress Inks-Candied Apple, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Carved Pumpkin, Wild Honey, Faded Jeans & Peeled Paint, CMTH SS-Heart of Harvest, Organza Ribbon, Foam, Verve Stamps-sentiment.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Sizzix Flourish Embossing Folder
My Favorite Things Inside/Out Stitched Squares Die
Memory Box Arbescello Tree Die

I hope you can join us for the challenge!
Deneen

Friday, September 29, 2017

Heartfelt Creations September Alumni Blog Hop

Hello and welcome here!  Okay, where did September go?  I almost forgot about the Heartfelt Creations Alumni blog hop, the end of the month snuck up on me.  If you've come from Alissa's Blog you're on the right track.  If not, you can find the Blog List at the bottom of my post.



Leave a  comment on each blog for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate.
Contest closes Monday October 2nd 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be announced Oct. 4th on the HC Blog and Facebook page. Good luck and have fun!

 Box Size:  2.75" x 6.5"  (~1.25" high)
I found this box tutorial by Tamra Kilgore-Merill on Authentique Paper's Facebook page HERE. I have recently joined Country Craft Creations Facebook page and let me tell you, it is FULL of great tutorials.

The box could be a fancy gift card holder, or like I am using it here, a little mini album/treasure box.

Keep scrolling to find the hidden treasures of this box!
I used the Classic Rose stamp and dies to create the flowers.  

 

Here's what the closed box looks like from the side.

I used magnets to keep the flap closed (you could also wrap ribbon around to tie it closed if you don't want to use magnets.)

My dad passed away just over a year ago and I wanted a spot to keep the last photos I had taken of  him with the kids.

I used the ornamental die from the Window Box Elements Die set.

 The box has a 'wrapper' around it.

The inside box is revealed.  If you're using it as a card, instead of photos you could have quotes.

I used 2 different paper collections, Flowering Dogwood and Classic Rose.

I used magnets to hold the box closed, but again, there is enough room to use ribbon if you wanted to tie it closed.  I use one of the dies from Arianna Lace to look like a clasp holding it closed.

Here's the box!  It holds quite a bit.  I still want to add some tags to write our memories of him down, but I ran out of time.

Recipe:  Heartfelt Creations PP-HCDP1-275 Flowering Dogwood & HCDP1-270 Classic Rose, HCD1-7150 Window Box Elements Die, HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp, HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die, HCD1-783 Border Essentials Die, HCD1-747 Arianna Lace Die, Papericious-Crystal Clear, Bazzill CS-purple & black, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Prima-Say It In Crystals, Prills-Minnie Pearls & Lemon Chiffon, My Favorite Things Inside/Out Stitched Oval Die, Magnets, CTMH Ink-Whisper, New England Ivy & Vineyard Berry, Versafine Ink-Onyx Black, Lace Ribbon, Foam.

Now it's time to hop on over to Sarah's Blog!
Deneen

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania Golden Harvest Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  It's time for another Cuttleubug Mania challenge.


Challenge - Golden Harvest
(fruit and berries or with something made of the goodies from garden and nature)

For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 2 weeks.

Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug!

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
Coneflowers are a pretty harvest time flower.  The stamp is from Tim Holtz called Flower Garden and I watercoloured it to give it a nice soft feel.


Distress Inks Use:
Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Broken China, image was stamped with Antique Linen

Recipe:  PP-BoBunny Double Dot Buttercup Flourish, Bazzill CS-black, Strathmore Watercolor Paper Cold Press 140lb, My Favorite Things Inside/Out Stitched Rectangles, Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Borders, Spellbinders Fancy Label Tags 4, Distress Inks-Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain, Broken China & Antique Linen, Foam, Altenew SS-Label Love, Versafine Onyx Black, Viva Pearl Pen-Cream, Tim Holtz SS-Flower Garden.

I also made a blue version.


Cuttlebug Items Used:
My Favorite Things Inside/Out Stitched Rectangles Die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border Die
Spellbinders Fancy Label Tags 4 Die

I hope you can join us for the challenge!
Deneen

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania Anything Goes Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  Wow, the summer just flew by and it's back to work today for me.  It's also time for another Cuttleubug Mania challenge and it's a nice easy one to get us into the swing of things...Anything Goes, use your dies and/or embossing folders and don't forget to use your Cuttlebug.


Challenge - Anything Goes
(Use dies &/or embossing folders)
For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 2 weeks.

Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug!

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
The roses look more red in the photo but they were pinky in real life.  A friend moved into a new home and this was the card I made for her.

I used Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose stamp and die for the flowers, they turned our really pretty.

 Recipe:  PP-?? they were scraps, Bazzill CS-burgundy & green, CTMH CS-White Daisy, WeRMemory Keepers EF-Quilted, Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders 1, Heartfelt Creations-Classic Rose &; Arianna Lace, Frantic Stamper Elemental #7 Coved Labels, Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose Stamp, CTMH Ink-Olive & Whisper, Distress Ink-Aged Mahogany, Versafine-Onyx Black, Flourishes SS-Tag Lines, Viva Decor Pearl Pen-Cream, Prills-Minnie Pearls, Foam.

Around the same time a friend requested a birthday card so I made a purple-y version for her to give away.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
WeRMemory Keepers Quilted Embossing Folder
Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders 1 Die
Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose Die
Heartfelt Creations Arianna Lace Die
Frantic Stamper Elemental #7 Coved Labels Die

I hope you can join us for the challenge!
Deneen

Friday, August 25, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Alumni August Blog Hop

Hello and welcome here.  It's time for another Heartfelt Creations Alumni blog hop!!  If you've come from Gloria's Blog you're on the right track.  If not, you can find the Blog List at the bottom of my post.

Leave a  comment on each blog for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate.
Contest closes Monday August 28th midnight EST.
The winner will be announced Aug. 30th on the HC Blog and Facebook page.
Good luck and have fun!


Today I have an altered item to share with you.
I found this wooden 'C' at Winners.  My friend who is a nurse just finished a course to become qualified to work in the dialysis unit...it was fraught with exams and a practicum. But she did it!!!! YAY!!!  So I wanted to get her a little something in celebration and of course it needed to be dressed up a bit.  What better way than with some Heartfelt Creations flowers!!

I used the Classic Rose stamp and die.  I clear embossed the flowers onto white cardstock.  I then added some coral ink and used my Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to shape the roses.

I wanted the leaves to be soft so I stamped them onto white cardstock and then distressed the edges with the same ink.

For the big rose I used all the same size flower.  I wanted a nice tight rose and I found the best way to achieve this was to use the same size flower.  As I got closer to the center I cut the flower in half so that is was easier to shape around the bud in the middle.

I added some Wink of Stella to the flower petals for just a hint of sparkle.  I also added Nuvo Crystal Clear Drops onto the leaves to simulate dew or rain drops.



I tucked in some springs from the Arianna Lace die set.

I like adding little details to my projects like this motif from the Arianna Lace die set.

Recipe:  HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp, HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die, HCD1-747 Arianna Lace Die, HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, CTMH CS-White Daisy, CTMH Ink-Smoothie & Sea Glass, Versamark Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella-Clear, Stickles-Crystal Ice, Rhinestones, Nuvo Crystal Drops-Clear, Pearls, Organza Ribbon, Wooden Letter.

Little did my friend know that when I was at her house for some crafting time, I was making these flower for HER!!
Now it's time to hop on over to Archana's Blog.
Deneen
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Friday, August 18, 2017

Teddy Bo & Co. Blowing Bubbles Card

Hello and welcome here!  It's my turn to share some Teddy Bo & Co. inspiration with you.  The image of Bea is from the August Membership pack.

 Card Size:  5" x 7"
I coloured Bea blowing bubbles with Prismacolor Pencils.  I finished the card off with Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval die and the corners are from Cuttlebug.


I used Nuvo Crystal Clear drops to fill in the bubbles to make them shine like real bubbles would.

Prismacolor Pencils Used:
Fur - 1034, 943, 945, 1082, 947
Muzzle - 917, 1034, 1033
Overalls - 938, 956, 1008, 932, 132
Shirt - 1059, 1060, 1061
Hat - 938, 1014, 1018, 1017
Bubbles - 916, 912, 1040, 133, 993
Bottle - 912, 909
Ground - 1052
Sky - 1087


I took a few picture of the how I build up my layers.
The first layer I lightly colour in the highlights, the medium color and where the darkest colour will go.
 The second layer I lightly colour again, building on what I laid down the first time.  It's still easy to make adjustments to colour if necessary.

The third layer I again is about laying the colour down and blending the different browns together.  I didn't like how the highlight on the toe was turning out so I adjusted it by adding a bit of darker brown into it.  You can see the difference in the photo below.

The fourth layer is continuing adding colour, blending as you change colours.  I continued to add colour until I reach the darkest colour of each pencil crayon.  

Recipe:  Teddy Bo & Co. Digital Image-August Membership Pack, PP-Creative Memories Fresh Picks, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Bazzill CS-purple, Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval, Cuttlebug Vintage Corners, SS-Papertry Ink Birthday Basics, Versafine Onyx Black, Nuvo Crystal Drops-Clear, Foam, Rhinestones, Prismacolor Pencils.

Enjoy!
Deneen

Monday, August 07, 2017

Teddy Bo & Co. Trio Card

Hello and welcome here!  The summer seems to be flying by and Teddy Bo & Co. just released the August membership packs.  I'm sharing a card made with a trio of images.

Card Size:  4.5" x 5.75"
The image is a fun trio of sketchy Teddy Bo and Teddy Bea.  I chose to watercolour them using Prima watercolors, it keeps it feeling loose.  I finished it off with a sentiment and sequins.


Recipe:  Teddy Bo & Co. Digital SS-August Membership Pack, Bazzill CS-blue, black & grey, Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes, Spellbinders Marvelous Squares, Penny Black SS-Marvelous Squares, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Prima Watercolors, Strathmore Watercolor Paper, Sequins, Foam.

Enjoy,
Deneen

Friday, July 28, 2017

Heartfelt Creations July Blog Hop

Hello and welcome here.  It's time for another Heartfelt Creations Alumni blog hop!!  If you've come from Alissa's Blog you're on the right track.  If not, you can find the Blog List at the bottom of my post.

By visiting all the stops and leaving a comment on each, 
you'll be entered to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Heartfelt Creations store! 



Contest closes Monday July 31st midnight EST.
The winner will be announced Aug. 2nd on the HC Blog and Facebook page.
Good luck and have fun!


Card Size:  6" x 6"
I made some cards a while ago (Card 1, Card 2) using the Paper Ruffle technique found HERE and I wanted to give it a go with Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose Collection paper!  It looks just like material and it uses up scraps!  As a card maker I don't always make 6x6 cards so I tend to have strips of 12x12 paper left, this is a perfect way to use up those strips!!

I wanted to dress up the ruffles with little flowers so I used the Classic Rose stamp and die to make them.  I have a little tutorial below on how I altered them.  I used the Arianna Lace die to make my border, I have a photo below showing how I did that.

Look at those ruffles!  They look just like material.

I stamped the flowers with Versamark and embossed them with white embossing powder.  I then add some light pink ink for a touch of soft colour.  The flourishes I cut apart from the leaves and tucked in behind the flowers.

Bought flowers (on the right) have that nice little green foliage behind them.  I stamped and cut a small Classic Rose in green to imitate this (on the left).

On the left is the stamped and die cut Classic Rose.
On the right you can see I how I cut each petal to make leaves, basically just make the end pointed like a leaf.

I then inked and shaped them, and attached them behind my flowers!!

I used the Eyelet Oval die to cut out a design on the small inset oval.

On the back of the purple patterned paper I attached each die cut.  I found the center along each side first and attached one there...a little higher than the rest for visual interest. I then added the 2 corners. Finally I filled in the spaces with the other die cuts.  I chose not to do the bottom because it would be hidden by the ruffles.


Recipe:  HCDP1-270 Classic Rose Paper Collection, HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp, HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die, HCD1-747 Arianna Lace Die, HDD1-776 Eyelet Oval Die, HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, small scrap from Delicate Asters Paper Collection, Spellbinders Floral Oval Die, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, CTMH Ink-Baby Pink & New England Ivy, Bazzill CS-purple, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Pearls, Rhinestones, Stickles-Crystal Ice & Lime Green, Foam Squares.

Now it's time to hop on over to Sarah's Blog!  Thanks for stopping by.
Deneen

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