Thursday, 19 April 2018

Happy Mother's Day with Swedish House Crafts

Hello, my friends!

I have a new project today for Swedish House Crafts!

I know that some of you have already celebrated Mother's Day this year. 
However, some will still be celebrating the event in May. 
I have created a Mother's Day card with this in mind.

  This pretty card came together very easily with the use of some beautiful Pion Design papers, 
and Gummiapan dies, all from Swedish House Crafts.

I created the card base from pale pink cardstock. 
Then I used the Gummiapan Old Papers Die to cut some papers from the 
Pion Design Easter Greetings Collection and layer them on the front of the card. 
The lovely image is from a sheet of beautiful images called Family Moments

I also decorated the inside of the card. 

To finish the card off...I fussy cut the butterflies from the paper collection, 
and I added a pretty multi-looped bow. 
Finally, I added Diamond Stickles to everything, 
including the flowers on the image.

Links to all the products I used:

Just A Couple of Announcements! :o)

Happy Thursday evening, my friends!

I'm just popping in with a couple of quick updates!

First, I've been keeping a little bit of a secret!
It's just been I can share it with you now!

I'm excited to be joining the Creative Team at the

It's a fabulous craft shop located in Italy!
So you're going to want to check it out!

We had some super fun questions for our profile introductions!
You'll meet the whole team and see the fun answers HERE!

I'll be sharing lots more about Mirtillamente in the coming months! :o)

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One more thing I wanted to mention this evening...

Our fabulous My Scrap Chick Facebook Hop begins April 20th at midnight.
That means that it actually starts this evening at 10 my time!
I've got it all scheduled to begin for those that like to stay up later than me! 
I've seen a sneak peek of many of the projects,
and this hop is really one that will inspire!
You'll have two days to hop through...and lots of chances to win prizes!

Okay...that's all from me...for now! 
Thanks so much for stopping in! :o)

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Clear Scraps - Write Your Own Story Journal

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new project share for Clear Scraps!

This week I have created a fun journal using two pages from the Chipboard 6 X 6 Regular Album.
this album comes with five pages, so I have three pages left over for an other project. 

Here's the journal:

I began by dusting the naked chipboard with my embossing powder tool.
 I was going to be doing some heat embossing, 
and didn't want the embossing powder sticking where it wasn't supposed to.
Next I positioned the 6" Write Your Story Stencil in place on the front cover. 
Then I took a nice juicy Versamark ink pad, and inked through the stencil. 
I made sure that the entire image had been well inked before removing the stencil. 
Then I heat embossed the image using white embossing powder.

Next I colored the background, using a combination of three Distress Oxide Inks.
I misted it with water, allowing a few water drops to fall.
Then I used a baby wipe to wipe the color off of the embossing.
I repeated the inking process for the back cover.

This is a journal, created to write in, so the pages had to serve that purpose.
I pulled out my 12" Prima Ledger Paper Pads and chose a few pages.
I cut them down to 6" square, rounded the corners, 
punched holes in them, and inserted them between my covers.

Here's one last look at my finished album:

Clear Scraps Products Used:
Chipboard 6 X 6 Regular Album
6" Write Your Story Stencil

Other Products Used:
 Distress Oxide Inks - Broken China,Cracked Pistachio, Worn Lipstick;
EK Success Embossing Powder Tool;
Versamark Ink;
 Ranger - Detail White Embossing Powder;
 Prima 12 Ledger Paper Pad.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back with another project share next week! :o)

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Sunday, 15 April 2018

All Dressed Up - Challenge #80

Hello, my friends!

Today is the beginning of a new challenge at All Dressed Up!
The challenges are always Anything Goes but you MUST use an image from All Dressed Up.
There are freebies available at the challenge blog HERE! :o)

This month I used the fun Time For Walkies image.
You can find it in the shop HERE.

Isn't this a sweet image?
It's very appropriate for us here,
as we are still bundling up to go out for a walk! ;o)

After coloring and fussy cutting the image out, 
I just did some simple framing.

Here's a close-up look at the image:

One final look at the card:

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Coloring: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestiabilities - Majestic Labels Twenty-Five.

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Head on over to the Challenge Blog and join the fun! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need:

Saturday, 14 April 2018

My Scrap Chick - Scallop and Lattice Card

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a new DT post for My Scrap Chick

Before I share my new project, I want to share this:

Yes! We're having a Facebook Hop!
I've never had one before, and I'm very excited!
I know many of you are already liking my page in preparation.
It's going to be lots of fun, so please mark April 20-21 on your calendar! :o)

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Today I am sharing a really pretty card cut!
It's called Scallop and Lattice Card with Layered Frames.
It cut so smooth and easy...I'm already planning my next one!

Here's the beautiful card it creates:

It measures 5 inches square.

The center is made up of two frames that layer one on top of the other.
These are layered over the center square in the lattice. 
I stamped a small flower in the center, using matching ink.

Finally, I added just a touch of bling.

Other Materials Used:
Paper: Recollections - Cardstock;
Machine: Cricut Explore Air;
Ink: Distress Ink - 
Stamp: Marion Smith - Flower;
Bling: Crafts - Sparkles.

From My Scrap Chick:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you'll head over to the shop and give it a try! 
Have you signed up for the My Scrap Chick newsletters yet?
Don't forget to do that!
You really don't want to miss out on any of the great freebies! :o)

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Clear Scraps - Wooden Patina Hinge Card

Hello, my friends!

I'm excited to share my first Clear Scraps DT project with you today!
I've got so many fun projects coming up!
The hardest part has been deciding what to create first! :o)

The first project that I am sharing with you is a fun mixed media card:

Here is how I made it.

I began with the Blank Wood Card.
These are brand new, and will be in the shop VERY soon!
The bottom hinge was adhered in place in full.
The second hinge was cut shorter, and adhered above the first.

To decorate this piece, I used the Prima Patina Effect Paste.
I've never used these before, so I was excited to get started!
Using a scruffy brush, I began with the blue and then moved on to the green. 
I added this to the card front using a pouncing motion. 
These pastes have a wonderful texture and they're fabulous fun!
I alternated back and forth between the two, wet on wet, until I had the look I wanted. 
You can see where I added more blue around the hinges.
This adds a nice shadow effect.
Then I set it aside to dry. It didn't take long.

Now it was time to bring out the brass paste.
To begin, I used a delicate fan brush to lightly sweep on some color. 
I wanted it heavier around the edges of the card, 
and along the edges of the hinges.
For that I used my finger, as it offered more control.

You can see in these photos that the brads have already been added. 
To do that, I cut the prongs off of the mini brass brads.
Then I used Glossy Accents to adhere them securely into the hinge holes.

The Clear Scraps Wood Card Shape came with two pieces:
a front and a back.
I kept the back wood piece plain but I wanted to attach the two pieces.
I did this by using a piece of coordinating cardstock.  
The front and back are measured just a touch smaller than the wood pieces, 
but I also included a 1/8" gusset.
If there's no gusset, then the card won't open up properly.
The cardstock offers a wonderful opportunity for some stamping,
or writing a message, or both!

Isn't all that pretty texture wonderful?

Here's one final look at the finished card:

Materials Used:
Prima Patina Effect Paste: Mint Green, Blue, Brass;
Mini Brass Brads - 15;
Coordinating Cardstock;
Glossy Accents.

*You'll find a printable file of this project over at the Clear Scraps Blog.*

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back with another project share next week! :o)

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Saturday, 7 April 2018

New Release at All Dressed Up - Counting Sheep

Hello, my friend!

Welcome to a New Release post for All Dressed Up!

Today I'm sharing a new image called "Counting Sheep",
which you can find HERE.

I wanted my card to look like night, 
yet I also wanted it to look "cloud-ish"...if that's a thing! lol
I also wanted my sheep to be pink...but look fluffy!
Here's what I came up with:

In hindsight, I should have printed my image smaller. 
I didn't have a die that would work around the image,
so I cut it in a rectangle and rounded the corners.
Then I found this large scalloped oval to serve as my night cloud.
I added some stars, and then sparkled everything with Stickles.

Finally, I added a pretty bow!

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Dies: Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Pagemaps Pot Pourri, 
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Grand Scalloped Ovals;
Stickles: Diamond, Lemon Ice;
Ribbon: Celebrate It.

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Head on over to the blog to check out all the other wonderful new release images, 
and see what everyone else has created! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need: