Monday, September 15, 2014

With Love - GDT Card For Crealies

Hello.

Here's another Guest DT card for Crealies.  This is #3.  I have made a twisted easel card this time and have used those wonderful Crealies dies again in creating this card.




This is the list of the Crealies dies used:
Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies XXL No. 15
- Crealies Creative Flowers No. 02 
Crealies Creative Shapes No. 16 (leaves)
Crealies Creative Border No. 17

These dies are available at the Crealies on-line store, HERE.

And you may also want to check out the Crealies Blog, HERE for inspirations from their DT gals.


Some masking was needed when putting these two stamped images from Magnolia together:


- Tilda With Dot Bow from the With Love Collection 2013
- Flower Cloud from the With Love Collection 2013

Both these images are currently out of stock at the Magnolia-licious on-line store, but you can find other equally adorable Magnolia images there, both fullsize or mini.  And if you don't see the particular one you are looking for, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.
Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose Studios and Candibeans.
Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia Doohickey.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafting At The Weekend Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge #26 - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts September Challenge - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft September Challenge - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time Challenge #219 - Anything Goes with a Die
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Favorite Embellishments (handmade flowers)
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance Challenge #32 - Anything Goes
Magnolia-Mania Challenge #97 - Bingo (diecuts, distressing, sentiment)
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #36 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated me.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!


Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Garden Florals paper pad; unknown green designer papers from my scrap bin
Dies:  Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies XXL Nos. 7 and 15, Creative Flowers No. 02, Creative Shapes No. 16 and Creative Border No. 17; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Victorian Velvet and Forest Moss; pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias; coloured pencils


Friday, September 12, 2014

Paper Clover Flower Tutorial

Hello!

I've had a couple of requests to do a tutorial on how to make the clover flowers that I've added to my Just Be'cow'se card that I posted HERE.


So here goes.  (Warning:  this takes a lot of patience...hee hee.)

Supplies:
- Daisy flower dies/punches--small and medium.  The one I used is this Crealies Creative Flowers No. 02 die set--the small daisy is 3/4" (2cm) in diameter and the medium daisy is 1/16" (3cm).
- White cardstock (I use American Crafts 216 gsm / 80 lb.)
- Green cardstock
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Bundled Sage (or other green shade) and a dauber/dabber
- Spray bottle filled with tap water
- Molding mat
- Stylus to shape flowers (medium ball)
- Piercing tool
- Tweezer
- 1-Hole punches (1/4" and 1/16")
- Scissor
- Craft glue

Instructions:

Step 1
Diecut 4 medium and 1 small flowers from white cardstock.  (This is for one clover flower only, so multiply that by the number of clover flowers you want.)

Step 2
Dab some green distress ink in the centre of each flower.

Step 3
Punch a hole in the centre of one of the medium flowers and a small hole in the centre of the small flower a shown.

Step 4
Spray some water over the flowers, just enough to dampen the paper.  If they get too wet, just let them dry a bit.

Step 5
Every single petal needs to be folded upwards in half, yikes...yeah, I know...sorry.  If you have small hands, you can probably use your thumb and finger to pinch the petals.  This is the way I do it.

Place the flowers on your molding mat (a rubber mouse pad will do as well) and score down the middle of each petal with a piercing tool.  Press firmly.

Step 6
Fold the petals.  I use a tweezer to pinch them closed--again you can use your thumb and finger if you find this easier.

Step 7
Turn the flowers upside down.  Cup each of the flower using a stylus (medium-size ball).

Step 8
Form the cups of the 4 medium flowers so they have varying degree of tightness as shown.  The tighter ones will be more towards the centre of the clover flower.  The one with the centre hole should have the widest spread--the least tight.
The small flower diecut is for the very bottom layer of the clover.  
Let dry completely.

Step 9
With a small scissor, make a cut between any 2 of the petals...

then overlap one side of the cut over the other side by 2½ petals and glue in place as shown.  This is for the bottom layer when you stack the 4 medium flowers together.

Step 10
Glue the 4 medium flowers together.

Step 11
Cut a thin strip from green cardstock.

Step 12
Dab some glue at the centre of the small flower and insert the green strip through the hole from underneath as shown.

Step 13
Adhere to the bottom of the cluster of medium flowers.
And voila!

There you go.  Have fun!

I made this video also...
video

You can watch at YouTube, HERE on bigger screen. 


Edited:  
I forgot about the leaves...LOL.  Here's how I made them.   


Diecut from green cardstock--using Memory Box 98505 Norland Flower dies for the 3-leaf cluster and Heartfelt Creations Perfect Petals for the single leaf.

Draw some white markings with Sakura Gelly Roll White pen.

Smudge the white markings with a paper stump dipped in water.

And look here! I made a pink clover using pink cardstock instead of white.


That's it!


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Sending You a Warm Smile - GDT Card for Crealies

Hello.

This is my second Guest DT card for Crealies.  I am showcasing a number of Crealies dies--among them a couple of newly-released ones.



Here is a list of the Crealies dies I have used:
- Crealies Create-A-Card No. 8 (new)
- Crealies Nest-Lies No. 14 XXL (new)
- Crealies Creative Flowers No. 2 (for the larger flowers)
- Crealies Creative Flowers No. 13 (for the smaller flowers)
- Crealies Creative Shapes No. 16 (leaves)
Crealies Creative Border No. 17

All these dies can be found at the Crealies on-line store and you can also check out the rest of the collection HERE.

This coloured image being featured is a Magnolia image and she is called...


- Tilda With Summer Pants from the Pink Lemonade Collection 2014

The stamp for this adorable image can be found at Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store where she carries a large selection of both full-size and mini Magnolia stamps.  And if you don't see the particular one you are looking for, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.
Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose Studios and Candibeans.
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and what's more, you get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.  Sweet!


Challenges I am entering with this card:
Crafting By Designs September Challenge - Anything Goes
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #101 - Favorite Colour Combo (blue and brown)
Die Cut Divas September Challenge - New Things (new Crealies dies and new Magnolia stamp)
Ladybug Crafts September Challenge - Anything Goes
Paradise of Stamps Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Craft and Me Challenge #150 - Time For Anything
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #193 - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights Challenge #30 - Anything Goes
Fitztown Challenge #52 - Anything Goes
Simply Magnolia Challenges - CAS or Fully Loaded

That's it for me.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!


Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  DCWV Linen Closet Matstack paper pad 
Dies:  Crealies Create-A-Card No. 8, Nest-Lies No. 14 XXL, Creative Flowers Nos. 2 and 13, and Creative Shapes No. 16 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Evergreen Bough; pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, coloured pencils 


Friday, September 05, 2014

Birthday Wishes Pop-Up Book Card - FFFC #122 More Than One Fold

Hello.

It's Friday and it's time for a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The lovely Yvonne is our hostess for this challenge and our theme is 'More Than One Fold'.  We're being sponsored by Marianne Design.  To get details on the challenge, the prize being offered and how you can join in the fun, visit the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog.  Don't forget to check out the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you.

I love the theme for this challenge--it's right up my alley!  I've decided to make a pop-up book card.

Here's the front of the card...it's not where you find the 'more-than-one-fold' feature...



...it's inside the card!


I left a blank space on the left side of the 'book' for personal messages.

Since Marianne Design is sponsoring our challenge, I have used a few of their dies to create the floral-and-foliage arrangement.


- MD Creatables LR0117 Frame and Leaves (the orange flower petals are actually leaves)
- MD Creatables LR0133 Open Flower Classic (leaves)
- MD Creatables LR0151 Garden Branch (flourishes)
(The blue flowers are from a Martha Stewart punch.)

Here are close-ups of the Magnolia images being featured--this Tilda below is one of my very favorites.


Sitting Tilda With Butterfly from the Once Upon A Time Collection 2013
Watercan from the Chasing Butterflies Collection 2009


- Tilda With UGG Shoes from the Australian Collection 2012

Magnolia stamps are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store where she carries a large selection of both full-size and mini Magnolia stamps.  And if you don't see the particular one you are looking for, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.  

If you're interested, the Pop-Up Book Card tutorial and template can be found in an earlier posting HERE.


Challenges for this card:
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #9 - Make a card
Live and Love Crafts Challenge #27 - Things With Wings
Marianne's Design Divas - Anything Goes (LR0117, LR0133, LR0151)
Come and Get it Challenges - Things With Wings
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #51 - Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge #119 - Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #243 - Your Favorite Magnolia Stamp
Dream Valley Challenge #89 - Flowers
Sketch N Stash Challenge #146 - Sketch (using discontinued DP, old stamps from 2009-2013)

That's it for me.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend!


Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  The card front one was computer generated, Great Impressions 'Have a beautiful and special day!'
Designer Papers:  Chatterbox Lake Stripe Decorative Cardstock double-sided
Dies:  Marianne Design Creatables LR0101 Border 1, LR0117 Frame and Leaves (for orange flowers), LR0133 Open Flower Classic (leaves) and LR0151 Garden Branch; Memory Box 1028 Delaney Butterfly and 98458 Butterfly Vine Border 
Punches:  EK Success corner punch; Martha Stewart Cosmos Flower; Carla Craft small Cosmo (for flower centres)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Stormy Sky and Dried Marigold; ribbon and pearls from my stash
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias 

Monday, September 01, 2014

Pumpkins for Sale - Magnolia-licious Fall Blog Hop

Hello.  Wow, can't believe it's September already.  Happy September, everybody!

Today we're kicking off our Fall/Autumn Blog Hop at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  If you're already taking part in our blog hop and have arrived here from Karen's Blog, then you're on the right track.  If you didn't come from there and want to start at the beginning, here's a list of the participating DT gals in blog hop order:


Here is my project for the blog hop--I'm calling it 'Pumpkins For Sale'.  I've been working hard on this and only just finished it about 6 hours ago...yeah, cutting it close...ha ha.




I started out planning a roadside stand selling only pumpkins but ended up adding vegetables too.


These are my eggplants, cabbages and carrots.  I used an Extra Large Daisy punch (Marvy Uchida) for the eggplants, Medium Retro Flower punch (EK Success) for the cabbages and rolled up orange tissue paper for the carrots.


The farm cart I made from heavy kraft cardstock then covered up with popsicle sticks.  I made the pumpkins by wrapping circles of orange tissue paper around facial-tissue balls.

These are close-ups of the Magnolia images being featured:


Frizzy Tilda from the Sea Breeze Collection 2013


- Tilda With Lace Pants from the Animals of the Year Collection 2014 (I have her standing on a stool because the counter is too high for her...hee hee)


- Virgo Tilda from the Zodiac Collection 2014


- Tilda With Big Tulip Pot from the Little Easter Collection 2013 (I cut out the Big Tulip Pot of course and replaced it with the pumpkin)


- Jungle Sign from the Tilda and Edwin's Pet/Animal Collection 2009

Magnolia stamps are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store where she carries a large selection of both full-size and mini Magnolia stamps.  And if you don't see the particular one you are looking for, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.
Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose Studios and Candibeans.
Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia Doohickey.  Have a look!  The site is sporting a brand new look.
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and you also get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.  Sweet!



Challenges I am entering with this project:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #87 - Anything Goes w/optional Sights, Sounds, Tastes of Autumn
A Creative Romance - A Touch of Kraft
Crafting At The Weekend Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Blooming' Challenge #44 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #336 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #34 - Anything Goes
Anything But A Card Challenges - Use Five (I have stamped and coloured 5 Magnolia images)
Pile It On #35 - Punch It Out! (eggplants and cabbages made using punches)
Dutch Magnolia Lovers Challenge #86 - Use Something of Wood (gebruik iets van hout)

Just a reminder...for your chance to win a Surprise Package Prize from Magnolia-licious, a weekly random draw, all you have to do is leave a comment--the more you comment the greater your chances.  ALL the comments made on all the postings at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and the related postings on the DT gals' blogs will be entered into the draw.


See complete details at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated me.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!

And now, hop over to your last stop in this blog hop...and that's to the fabulous Julie's blog!


Materials and Tools Used
Dies:  Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Memory Box 98360 Classic Lower Alphabet Set; Crealies Creative Shapes No. 20; Spellbinders 2010 Snowflake Pendant 
Punches:  EK Success medium Retro Flower; Marvy Uchida Extra Large Daisy;   
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint Picket Fence; popsicle sticks, raffia, tissue paper
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, coloured pencils 

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