Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Cuttlebug Mania Christmas Animals Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  It's hard to believe that Christmas is only a couple of weeks away, I'm enjoying some Christmas music as I type my post up!  This will be the last challenge until the new year for Cuttlebug Mania...Christmas Animals.  And don't forget to use your Cuttleubug!

Challenge - Christmas Animals
For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 4 weeks. 
Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug!

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I got myself some new dies and hadn't had a chance to use them yet, what better time than for this challenge.  Cardinals are an amazing Christmas Animal, well, they are around year-round but in the winter their red feathers stand out against the white snow.  I added glitter to the trees, but the photo didn't pick it up very well.

Recipe:  PP-BoBunny Altitude Polar, Bazzill CS-Kraft & red, CTMH White Daisy CS, Impression Obsession Dies-Pine Trees DIE217-E & Cardinals DIE333-H, Sizzix Tim Holtz Woodlands Die, Memory Box Large Winter Sled, Foam Squares, Viva Decor Holo Iridescent Glitter.


Cuttlebug Items Used:
Impression Obsession DIE217-E (Pine Trees)
Impression Obsession DIE333-H (Cardinals)
Sizzix Tim Holtz Woodlands Die
Memory Box Large Winter Sled

Hope you'll join us for the challenge!  See ya in the new year.
Deneen

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Cuttlebug Mania Embossing Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  Well, winter has finally arrived, we have the sore muscles from shovelling to prove it, lol.  It's a new challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania, and it's Embossing, have something embossed on your creation.  Don't forget to use your Cuttlebug or other manual machine!

Challenge - Embossing
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 huge thank-you to Fabrika Fantasy for supplying the DT with images. I used Dancing 
Squirrel.  I was short on time and guess what, their images are available already coloured!!  I just added clouds using a Copic marker.

Recipe:  Digital SS-Fabrika Fantasy Dancing Squirrel, Bassill CS-Mono Ivy & Brown, CTMH CS-White Daisy & Chocolate, Sizzix Tim Holtz Woodgrain EF, Spellbinders-Standard Circles Lg. & Big Scalloped Circles Lg., Lawn Fawn-Scripty Hugs, Martha Stewart Lace Doily Border Punch, Copic BG0000, Foam Squares.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Sizzix Tim Holtz Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large Die
Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circles Large Die
Lawn Fawn Scripty Hugs Die

Hope you can join us for the Challenge,
Deneen

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Inspired Stamps New Release Baptism Card

Hello and welcome here on this wintery morning in Southern Manitoba!  Inspired Stamps is releasing some new stamps sets today so be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations.  I'm using the new Baptism set.

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
The Baptism set comes with 4 different verses to choose from and a couple of sentiments.


Inside:
 I used one of the sentiments for inside my card.

Recipe:  PP-Moxie Faith Baptism, Bazzill CS-Mono Typhoon & light blue, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Spellbinders-Floral Doily Motif, Labels 18 & Floral Ovals, Pearls, Foam Squares.

Inspired Stamps Used:

Inspired Stamps Blog
Inspired Stamps Store


Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT creations!
 Chere 
Kary  


Enjoy
Deneen





Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Remembrance Day



And to my husband who served 28 years.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Cuttlebug Mania Thanks Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  This is me forgetting...again...to schedule my post.  Just where does the time go, lol!?!  The challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania is Thanks, we want to see 'Thanks' or 'Thank-you' on your creation.  And don't forget to use your Cuttlebug or other manual cutting machine.

Challenge - Thanks
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 Pinterest inspired card found HERE.   I loved the simplicity of it and yet there's lots going on.
 
 
 Inside:

And just for fun, I made another one using pinks and greens!

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks Die

Hope you'll join us for the 'Thanks' challenge.
Deneen

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Cuttlebug Mania Trees Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  I will keep this short since I forgot to type up my post last night and I am a few short minutes away from going to work.  The Cuttlebug Mania Challenge is Trees!  And don't forget to use your manual cutting machine.

Challenge - Trees
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 really enjoyed the water colouring technique I shared with you a few weeks ago (HERE) and I wanted to try it with Memory Box's Arboscello Tree and Fall colours.



Inside:
Recipe: will add once I get home from work, lol!

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Spellbinders Lacey Ovals Die
Memory Box Arboscello Tree Die
Tattered Lace Borders & Corners Die

Hope you'll join us for the Trees Challenge!
Deneen


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Inspired Stamps Christmas Card

Hello and welcome here!  It's certainly time for those who make cards to be thinking of Christmas card ideas and I'm sharing one today using Inspired Stamps stamps. 

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I used the stamp set Vintage Christmas.   It's difficult to see but I used an oval diffuser and then embossed an oval die.  I then used foam squares to add the image.


Inside:
Recipe:  Inspired Stamps SS-Vintage Christmas, Bazzill CS-blue, CTMH CS-White Daisy, CTMH Ink-Black, Honey & Moonstruck, Tim Holtz Diffusers, Carta Bella Snow Flurries EF, Spellbinders Petite Ovals Lg., Foam Squares, Organza Silver Ribbon, Stickles-Icicle.

Inspired Stamps Items Used:

Inspired Stamps Blog
Inspired Stamps Store


Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT creations!
 Chere 
Kary  


Enjoy
Deneen

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Cuttlebug Mania Colour Challenge - Black & Orange

Hello and welcome here!  We just celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada yesterday!  It's hard to believe we are almost half way through the month of October.  And at the end of October we have Halloween, the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge this fortnight is using the colours Black & Orange.  Don't forget to use your Cuttlebug!

Challenge - Colour Challenge
Use Black & Orange
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"
Halloween is not a big card giving time around here, so I chose to make a masculine card using Black & Orange.  I had fun coming up with this one.  I love how the white pops against the dark background.  I coloured some glitter paper with Copics to make them orange and black for a couple of the stars.


Inside:
Recipe:  PP-Doodlebug Design Friendly Forest Little Leaves & Bella Blvd. Lucky Starz Oreo Starz, Bazzill CS-orange & black, Glitter Paper, CTMH CS-White Daisy, CTMH SS-Say It In Style, My Favorite Things SS-Birthday Greetings, Simon Says Stamp Happy Die, QuicKutz Nesting Star, Copics-YR07 & 100, Foam Squares, Black 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon.

I started with bronze coloured glitter paper and used Copic Marker YR07 for the orange star and 100 for the black star.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Simon Says Stamp Happy Die
QuicKutz Nesting Star Die

Hope you can join us for the Colour Challenge!
Deneen

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Inspired Stamps Bless the Lord... Card

Hello and welcome here!  It's been a bit of a break for the Inspired Stamps Design Team but we're back with you today to share some inspiration.  It's Anything Goes for us here and I thought I would share a card expressing joy.

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I used Hymn Girls:  June for the image, I chose her because her outstretched arms appear to be praising God...which goes perfectly with the scripture Psalm 103:4.  I coloured the image with Copics.


Inside:
It's not often I leave the inside without a sentiment but felt that this one works without it.

Recipe:  Inspired Stamps SS-Hymn Girls:  June & Psalm 103:1, PP-Echo Park Fine & Dandy 6x6, CTMH CS-White Daisy & Twilight, CTMH Ink-Black, Frantic Stamper Elemental #7 Coved Labels, Foam Squares, Rhinestones, Ombre Ink Pad Pool to Navy, Copics Skin-E000, E00, R12, Dress-R81, R83, R85, Background-W00, W0, W1, Shadow-N1.

Inspired Stamps Products Used:

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT creations!
Deneen

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Cuttlebug Mania No Squares Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  It's time for another Cuttlebug Mania Challenge.  This time around it's No Squares...Circles, Rectangles Hexagons etc. are what we want to see.

Challenge - No Squares
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" Round
I decided to go with a round card.  I wanted the doily to stand out so I made the circular mat smaller so that it stood out more.


Inside:
Recipe:  PP-Chatterbox Together Birds & My Mind's Eye On the Bright Side "Sawyer", Bazzill CS-Mono Nixon, CTMH CS-White Daisy, CTMH Ink-Black, Baby Pink, Blush, Garden Green & Olive, SS-Papertrey Ink Signature Greetings, Verve Stamps Big Wish & CTMH Life is Good, Prima Doily Die, Spellbinders Standard Circles Lg. Die, Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish Die, Wild Orchid Flowers & Bud.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Prima Doily Die
Spellbinders Standard Circles Lg. Die
Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish Left Die

I hope you'll join us for the No Squares Challenge!
Deneen

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Cuttlebug Mania Wheels Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  We're in full swing back to school, we have 3 kids and this is the only year they will be in 3 different schools...elementary school, middle school, and high school!  It's time for another challenge at Cuttlebug Mania, all together now...♪ ♫  The wheels on the bus go round and round... ♪ ♫   Now that the song is stuck in your head, the challenge this time is Wheels...truck wheels, bike wheels, baby carriage wheels, you get the idea.  And don't forget to use your Cuttlebug!

Challenge - Wheels
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 need some guy cards for my stash so I decided to make some dirt biking ones...and dirt bikes have wheels, yay!  I coloured the image with Copic Markers.  I used aluminum duct tape (you can find it in a hardware store) and embossed it with the diamond plate embossing folder.   The background of the card I embossed with Spellbinders Kickin' Rubber embossing folder but it's difficult to see in the photo, it shows up much better in real life.


Inside:
Recipe:  PP-BoBunny Weekend Market Tapestry, Bazzill CS-brown, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Memento Ink-Black, CTMH Ink-Black & Desert Sand, Cuttlebug Diamond Plate EF, Spellbinders Kickin' Rubber EF, Spellbinders-Labels 10, Labels 22, & Standard Circles Lg. & Sm., Aluminum Duct Tape, CTMH SS-You Rock & X-Treme, Avery Elle SS-Cake & Candles, Copics, Foam Squares.

Copics Used:
Dirt Bike - B95, B97, E71, E74, N5
Tires - W3, W5, N5
Person - B95, B97, N7
Sky - BG000, BG0000
Mountains - BV23, BV25
Ground - E57, E59, YG63, YG67, YG93

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Cuttlebug Diamond Plate Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Kickin' Rubber Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Labels 10, Labels 22 & Standard Circles Lg. & Sm. Dies

Hope you'll join us for the Wheels Challenge!
Deneen

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Cuttlebug Mania Anything Goes Challenge & Short Tutorial

Hello and welcome here!  It's September, can you believe it!?!  The summer has flown by and it's back to work for me and to school for the kids.  I actually have 1 in high school this year.  I tell her to stop getting older but like any teen she doesn't listen to me, lol. 

It's time to get back to my Design Team work minus 1, Top Tip Tuesday has closed but I'm still with Cuttlebug Mania and Inspired Stamps.  I'm trying to decide whether to keep it to the 2 or see if anyone has some openings.

On to our first challenge at Cuttlebug Mania, Anything Goes!  And I have 3 cards to share with you today as well as a short tutorial.

Challenge - Anything Goes
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 saw a card on pinterest using watercoloring and a die and had to try it out!  You can see her video tutorial HERE.  I added a photo tutorial at the end of my post of how I did it.  You emboss your die onto watercolor paper (you can find instructions HERE in case you don't know how to do that), trace the lines with your marker and then trace the marker with a waterbrush, voilĂ , done!


Inside:
Recipe:  PP-CTMH My Reflections Lucy & American Crafts Moda Bella Dazzling, CS-Bazzill grey, Strathmore 140lb Watercolor Paper, Avery Elle Simple Said Happy Die, My Favorite Things Four Corners Die, LePlume II Markers-#65 Cherry & #12 Grey, CTMH SS-Eclectic Edges & Say It In Style, CTMH Ink-Black & Blush, Foam Squares, Recollections Floral Embellishments, Rhinestones, Papertrey Ink SS-Inside & Out Birthday, Craft Lounge SS-Dandy Days.

Here's a closeup of the 'happy' that I watercolored.
LePlume II Markers Used:  #65 Cherry

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Avery Elle Simple Said Happy Die
My Favorite Things Four Corners Die

So then my brain was already thinking of the next die I wanted to try watercoloring, Memory Box's Honey Blossom Sprig.

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
 Oh my goodness, it turned out AWESOME, lol!!  I think I found my new favourite technique.  I stamped a sentiment and finished it off with a bit of ribbon and used my Viva Decor Pearl Pen for detail.


Inside:
Recipe:  PP-Frances Meyer Blue Damask, Bazzill CS-blue, Strathmore 140lb Watercolor Paper, Memory Box Honey Blossom Sprig Die, LePlume II Markers-#43, #100, #15, Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Borders, Foam Squares, Impression Obsession SS-Sympathy Sentiments, CTMH Ink-Black, Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen, 5/8" Blue Organza Ribbon.

LePlume II Markers Used:
Flower - #100 Sapphire & #43 Brilliant Yellow
Greenery - #15 Olive Green

And then I had to give my Tattered Lace Large Flourish a try.

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
Lots of tracing but oh so worth the effort!


Inside:
Recipe:  Bazzill CS-purple, Strathmore 140lb Watercolor Paper, Tattered Lace Large Flourish, LePlume II Markers-#15, #63 & #86, 5/8" Satin Edge Cream Organza Ribbon, Pearl Brad, CTMH Ink-Black & Petal, SS-Papertrey Ink Signature Greetings, Cornish Heritage Farms Friendly Kritters Scripture & Inkadinkado Corners, EK Success 1/4" Corner Rounder.

LePlume II Markers Used:
Greenery - #15 Olive Green
Flowers - #63 Wine & #86 African Violet

Watercolor & Die Tutorial






I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and cards today!
Deneen

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