Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania Mother Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  It's time for another Cuttlebug Mania challenge.  Let's do one for mom!  And don't forget to use your Cuttlebug.


Challenge - Mother
(something for mom)
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"
It's been a while since I used pink and white, so that's the colour combination I went with this time.  Sometimes I start with a die cut and work around it and sometimes I have a colour that I want to use and build on that.


Inside:
Recipe:  PP-BoBunny Madeleine Grace, Bazzill CS-purple, CTMH CS-White Daisy, My Favorite Things Four Corners, BoBunny Lattice Frame, Memory Box Arianna Sprig, Verve Stamps Scroll, Verve Stamps SS-Scroll, Just Rite SS-Grand Sentiments, Ink-Versafine Onyx Black, Foam Squares, Glitter CS, (Inside:  Altenew SS-Peony Bouquet, CTMH Ink-Baby Pink, Blush, Hollyhock, Sweet Leaf & Topiary, Papertrey Ink SS-Inside & Out Birthday).

I used some pretty glitter cardstock for the flower.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
My Favorite Things Four Corners Die
BoBunny Lattice Frame Die
Memory Box Arianna Sprig Die
Verve Stamps Scroll Die

I hope you will join us in making a project for mom!
Deneen

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Teddy Bo & Co. The Bears

Hello and welcome here.  I have been busy the last few days colouring up some digital stamps by Teddy Bo & Co.  This is the 3rd card I have to share.  I have a bit of a tutorial showing the steps I used to paper piece the images.  You can find the action happening over on the Facebook page.

Card Size:  5" x 7"
 I used March-TheBears05 and 06 for my card.  I also paper pieced them which gave them dimension.  The camera doesn't do it justice, it's really 3Dish in real life.


Sorry for the large photo, but it gives you a better idea of the layers.  I'll show you how I did it if you keep reading.

Bo Fur - E21, E33, E35, E27, E53
Shirt - G21, G43, G82, G85
Hat - E31, E42, E43
Sky - BG0000

Bea Fur - E11, E13, E15, E17, E51, E21, Y23
Shirt - R81, R83, R85, C0, C1
Hat - E42, E43
Puff on Hat - C0, C1
Sky - BG0000

Recipe:  PP-BoBunny Garden Journal Pastel, Bazzill CS-black & grey, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Foam, BoBunny Lattice Frame Die.

 So I printed the image 3 times.  I fussy cut out the pieces...I should have kept the face and collar as one piece.  I coloured the areas that are going to be covered with the pieces in grey.

 Here I've coloured the shirt and fur.

Here are all the pieces coloured and ready to be assembled.

Start with adding the collar and face piece.  Here I had to add them separate because I cut them out separately, oops.

The added face.

I've added the snout.

Here's the image ready to be added to the card.

Here are the Bea pieces.  This time I remembered to keep the face and collar together.  I also printed her 3 times and fussy cut the pieces.

Here are the pieces ready to be added to the main image.

I decided the puff could be added separately, so I cut it off to add with foam.

Here I added the puff, it gave it great dimension.

 All finished and ready to be added to a card.

Enjoy, I hope you enjoyed the step by step photos.
Deneen

Teddy Bo & Co., Bo Holding a Pot of Flowers

Hello and welcome here!  It's another card using a new release from Teddy Bo & Co. I remembered to take some photos while I was colouring them for you to see the process.  You can find the action happening over on the Facebook page.

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I used March17-TeddyBo6, a super cute image of Teddy Bo holding a pot of flowers.  I coloured him with Copics.


Copics Used:
 Bo Fur - E51, E33, E35, E57, E53
Apron - E42, E43
Pot - E93, E95, YR0s, YR14, YR18
Shoes - B91, B93, B95, N7
Hat - E50, E42
Roses - R20, R21, R32, R35, G46
Ground - W2, W3, W4
Sky - BG0000

Recipe:  PP-BoBunny Madeleine Grace, Bazzill CS-mahogany, CTMH CS-White Daisy, My Favorite Things-Inside/Outside Stitched Rectangle & Four Corners, Foam, Pearls, Copics, Verve Stamps SS-Circular Sayings, Versafine Ink-Onyx Black.

Here's my printed piece all ready to be coloured.  I like to die cut it before I start colouring so that I know where my borders are.

Working on the fur.  I didn't like how shaggy Bo got in my last card so I opted to use dots and give him a smoother coat.

All the fur done...except there's a small piece of ear by the top of the flowers that I'll find later.

Finished colouring the apron.  I shaded it in relation to the folds and where the pot would cast a shadow.

Layering up the colour.  I went with the details on the pot for shading.

The pot all finished!  This was a great combination for a terracotta look.

Finished the shoes.  I could have gone a little darker but I tend to worry that I'll get things too dark and end up on the light side.  Wait, that almost sounds like a Star Wars quote, lol.

I finished the roses and started adding the ground colour.  I used dots for the ground, it resembles gravel.

Ground and sky are done, it's ready for a card!

I hope you enjoyed!
Deneen


Teddy Bo & Co New Releases Card

Hello and welcome here!  It's been a while since I've posted some cards made with images from Teddy Bo & Co.  The DT have some new images to share with you.  You can find the action happening over on the Facebook page.

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
For this card I used March17-TeddyBo4 and coloured him with Copics.  I was adding fur but wasn't sure if he turned out too shaggy but once I started I couldn't stop.  I'm still on the fence whether I like his fur or not.


Copics Used:
Bo Fur - E33, E51, E57, E59
Hat - E42, E43, E77, YG93, E79
Shirt - B91, B93, B95
Dog - E70, E71, E74, R27, W2, W4, W7
Bench - E33, E35, E21
Grass - G20, G94, G24, G46
Sky - BG0000

Recipe - PP-was in my scraps, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Taylored Expressions SS-Many Minis Occasions, Versafine Ink-Onyx Black, Spellbinders-Marvelous Squares, My Favorite Things-Stitched Circle Scallop Frame, Foam Squares, Copics.

Enjoy,
Deneen

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania Sketch Challenge With Green

Hello and welcome here! We haven't had a Sketch challenge for quite a while over at Cuttlebug Mania, so let's do one, and lets use some green. And don't forget to use your Cuttlebug.

Challenge - Sketch, and use green
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"
This was a fun sketch.  At first I thought about using an image and sentiment, but I had a doily sitting around and thought how fun would it be if I layer a couple of doilies.  I embossed a piece of patterned paper for the rectangular area, just to give it a visual difference.  I didn't want to overpower the doilies with too many patterned papers.

I used a couple pearls and wooden button to finish it off.

Inside:
Recipe:  PP-Glitz Design Sunshine in My Soul Suns, Authentique Faith Collection Gentle & Making Memories {note}worthy Addie Pattern Stripe, Bazzill CS-brown, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Echo Park Heart Doily, My Favorite Things Mini Delicate Doilies, Sizzix EF-Cascading Flowers, Prima Wood Buttons-Craftsman, Altenew SS-Birthday Greetings, Penny Black SS-Sprinkles & Smiles, Versafine Ink-Vintage Sepia & Onyx Black, Pearls, Twine, Foam Squares, Craft Foam.

I started using craft foam to add dimension to my more intricate dies.  You can see a photo HERE.  I thought about colouring the sides of the foam to match the paper but that looked like too much work, lol.  From the front it's not too noticeable.  I could just buy some different colours, so that it would match better...there's always next time.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Echo Park Heart Doily Die
My Favorite Things Mini Delicate Doilies Die
Sizzix Cascading Flowers Embossing Folder

I hope you will join us for the Sketch Challenge,
Deneen

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania It's a Zoo Out There Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  I hope you've been enjoying February, it's hard to believe it's almost March.  It's time for another Cuttlebug Mania challenge and this time it's all about animals.  And don't forget to use your Cuttlebug.

Challenge - It's a Zoo Out There
(use animals like cats, dogs, fish, birds, elephants etc.)
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"
A big thank you to Beccy's Place for supplying the DT with images!  
 http://beccysplace.com/

I used an image and sentiment from the Garden Silhouette Set.  I used Distress Inks to sponge a background - Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketches.  I was thinking of cutting the sentiment out with a more intricate die and then realized it would kind of go against the saying, lol.  So I stuck with a simple stitched oval die.

The frame is from Frantic Stamper.

Inside:

I added Wink of Stella to the moon to give it some shimmer.

Recipe:  Digital SS-Beccy's Place Garden Silhouette Set, PP-Graphic 45 Christmas Carol Collection Seasonal Sentiments, Frantic Stamper Elemental #7 Coved Labels, My Favorite Things Inside/Out Stitched Ovals, Wink of Stella-Clear, Distress Inks-Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers & Blueprint Sketches, Craft Foam.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Frantic Stamper Elemental #7 Coved Labels Die

My Favorite Things Inside/Out Stitched Oval Die

I hope you can join us for the animal challenge,
Deneen

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania Roses Are Red Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  It's one week until Valentine's Day so the challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania this time is Roses Are Red...use lots of red.  And don't forget to use your Cuttlebug.

Challenge - Roses Are Red
(use lots of red 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:  5.5" x 5.5"
It's almost Valentine's Day, but I thought I would switch up the sentiment so that I could use my card for a wedding.  It's been a while since I used dimensional flowers so it was fun creating this card. I added a piece of silver cardstock as a mat behind the red cardstock.

I like dimension on my cards but it's difficult to cut already small foam squares into teeny tiny foam squares.  So I started using craft foam!!  At first I bought the foam to use behind larger solid areas, but I saw a few people using it behind more intricate die cuts so I thought this would be a great chance to try it and show you the results.  I have a photo below of the craft foam.

Inside:


Even this close up it's hard to see that the craft foam is even there!

Here's the piece of foam I used, it doesn't matter if it's got a design on it (the local dollar store was clearing out of foam that had designs on it), I just make sure to cut it so that the design goes against the card front, not my die cut.  I have Tombow diamond dot adhesive to adhere the cardstock to the foam.

Recipe:  Bazzill CS-red & green, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Silver CS, Cheery Lynn Designs-Sophia's Heart & Mini Fanciful Flourish Left & Right, We R Memory Keepers EF-Quilted, Foam Squares, Roses, Altenew SS-Label Love, Verve SS-Wishing You, Versafine Ink-Onyx Black, Viva Decor Holo Iridescent Glitter, Pearls.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Cheery Lynn Designs Sophia's Heart Die
Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish Left & Right Dies
We R Memory Keepers Quilted Embossing Folder

I hope you can join use for the challenge,
Deneen

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