Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania There's Snow Place Like Home Challenge

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


Challenge -There's Snow Place Like Home
(use a snowflake(s) 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 did a card class for the local scrapbook store and this was one of the cards we made.  I keep them fairly quick and simple so that a person could make a few without it taking forever.  I die cut the snowflake border out of white cardstock and then inlay it with a piece I cut from silver glitter paper.

Recipe:  Bazzill CS-Rain, PP-Carta Bella Snow Fun Winter Banners, Silver CS, White CS, Poppy Stamps Stitched Alpine Snowflake Band, Penny Black SS-Sweetest Moments, Foam, Versafine Red Crimson Ink. 

When you cut the border out of the white cardstock you are left with a white snowflake border.  Well, there's no sense in wasting it, so I made a card using it and backed it with foam for a 3 dimensional look.

Recipe:  Bazzill CS-Rain & Aqua, White CS, Poppy Stamps Stitched Alpine Snowflake Band, Sizzix EF Winter Snowflakes, Versafine Ink Red Crimson, Penny Black SS-Joyful Wishes, 3mm Foam.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Poppy Stamps Stitched Alpine Snowflake Band Die
Sizzix Winter Snowflakes 3D Embossing Folder

I hope you can join us for the challenge!
Deneen

Friday, November 24, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Alumni November Blog Hop

Hello and welcome here!!!  It's the end of November, what!?!?!  Yes, yes it is and that means time for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!!  If you've come from Emily's Blog you're on the right track, if not you can find the Blog List at the bottom of my post.

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Leave a  comment on each blog for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate.

Contest closes Monday November 27th 11:59 pm EST. 

The winner will be announced Nov. 29th on the HC Blog and Facebook page

Good luck and have fun!


I made a calendar box gift and added a simple Christmas card to go with it.

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
It really is a simple card.  I used the Festive Holly Collection and fussy cut the center piece out and added the die cut behind it and matted the whole piece with red glitter paper.  I used a sentiment also from the paper pack and matted it with glitter paper.

I added some Paperlicious Crystal Clear glitter to the poinsettia.

Recipe:  HCD1-7150 Window Box Elements, HCDP1-280 Festive Holly Paper Collection, CTMH White CS, Red Glitter Paper, Paperlicious Crystal Clear, Foam.

For the gift part of my post, I used Tamra's Tutorial that was done Live over on the Authentique Paper Facebook post.  I found Tamra through her Facebook group called Scrapbookers of Country Craft Creations and it is chocked full of Tutorials (and a bunch of fun and friendly ladies!!)...run, do not walk, and join her group, you won't be sorry!!

It's sort of an easel-card-on-a-box-with-a-drawer.  Perfect for your desk, or as a gift for a teacher or fellow co-worker, or mom etc.  Tamra did hers with masculine papers to use as a guy gift!!  I wanted to make one using Heartfelt Creations papers because I could picture the flowers cascading down the easel and across the box.

Oops, how did they get in there!?!  The drawer is suppose to hold my paperclips.  Paperclips?  Pfft, ya, forget that, I'm definitely going to hide my candy in there now!!

For the back Tamra added a pocket.  I decide to give the pocket an acetate window and slide a picture in there instead!!  Sometimes I surprise myself with good ideas, lol!!!

I decided to use a piece of cardstock to hold the photo and added a ribbon on top so that it was easier to lift out and change photos.

Then I had the brainwave to add a photo on the back of my mat so that you can have 2 photos to share.

Tamra has a calendar you can print but I needed mine to be a bit smaller and plain Jane so that it fit my paper, and so that I could add my flowers around it.

I used the Botanical Rose stamp and die for my flowers!  I stamped white cardstock with light pink ink and cut them out.  I then added some pink ink to the edges of the petals.  For the center I used Scattered Straw Distress ink and the awesome HC sponge daubers...the point of the daubers helped me be more precise when I was inking the centers. 

I finished the flowers by adding  Paperlicious Crystal Clear glitter!  I tucked in some swirls cut from the Arianna Lace die and used Heart of Gold Prills for the flower center!









I almost forgot to share the bottom of my box.  I chose to emboss the die from Window Box Elements instead of using patterned paper.

Recipe:  HCD1-783 Border Essentials, HCPC-3651 Botanical Rose Stamp, HCD1-758 Botanical Rose Die, HCD1-747 Arianna Lace Die, HCDP1-275 Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection, Paperlicious Crystal Clear, CTMH Ink-Pixie, Blush & New England Ivy, Distress Ink Scattered Straw, Prills Heart of Gold, Lace, Acetate, Pearl Brad.

Now it's time to hop on over to Emilia's Blog, good luck and I hope you enjoy the Hop!
Deneen

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania I Mustache You A Question Challenge

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


Challenge - I Mustache You A Question
(masculine 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 aluminum duct tape for the background and embossed it using a gears embossing folder.  I then used black paint to distress it.  I cut the border from black fun foam and painted it with silver paint...which just looks grey in the photo.

Shiny!  I used black rhinestones to decorate the gears on the border.


Inside:
Recipe:  Bazzill CS-black & brown, Aluminum Duct Tape, Xcut Chronology Cogs EF, Memory Box Gearworks Border, Dylusions Paint-Black Marble, Adirondack Paint-Silver, Papertrey Ink SS-Birthday Bash Sentiments, Versafine Onyx Black, Foam, Stampin Up Tag Punch, Rhinestones.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
XCut Chronology Cogs Embossing Folder
Memory Box Gearworks Border Die

I hope you can join us for the challenge!
Deneen

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania Thank You Challenge

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


Challenge - Thank You
(thanks or thank you)

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 Memory Box stencil called Garden and watercoloured some flowers to make a nice soft thank you card.  I used Lawn Fawn scripty thanks for the sentiment, I also cut it from black fun foam to add some dimension.


Inside:
Recipe:  PP-?? it was donated to me from a paper pack, CTMH CS-Colonial White, Bazzill CS-black, My Favorite Things Inside/Out Stitched Rectangles & Four Corners, Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks, Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes, Strathmore Watercolor Cold Press 140lb Paper, Distress Inks-Faded Jeans & Peeled Paint, Foam, Memory Box Garden Stencil, Rhinestones.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
My Favorite Things Inside/Out Stitched Rectangles Die
My Favorite Things Four Corners Die
Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die
Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks Die

I hope you can join us for the challenge!
Deneen

Friday, October 27, 2017

Heartfelt Creations October Alumni Blog Hop

Hello and welcome here!  It's October!!  Actually, it's the END of October can you believe it!?!  And that means 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 the post.

 
Leave a  comment on each blog for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate.

Contest closes Monday October 30th 11:59 pm EST. 
The winner will be announced Nov. 1st on the HC Blog and Facebook page
Good luck and have fun!

Card Size:  5" x 6"
So, I didn't want to have to tell you this, but...Christmas is only 2 months away!!! So I thought I better start working on some Christmas cards.  I used the Festive Holly Paper Collection and layered some elements to make a card.

I used the stamps and dies from Window Frame and also Window Box Elements and Border Essentials.

I cut out the sled from red cardstock and grey cardstock, I then fussy cut the red slats and glued them to the grey sled.

I coloured the candle with Prismacolour Pencils and added it to the inside of the window.  The cardinal is cut from the patterned paper...the collection is full of cardinals!  I added Liquid Applique to the window ledges and sled to make it look snowy.

The cardstock base needed something, so I embossed a border from the Border Essentials set to give it some texture.

The sentiment is part of the paper collection, I cut it out and matted it.  I think I will go back and add some glitter to make it more festive.

Recipe:  HCD1-7150 Window Box Elements, HCD1-7148 Window Frame, HCD1-783 Border Essentials, HCPC-3794 Window Frame, HCDP1-280 Festive Holly Collection, White CS, Bazzill CS-turquoise & red, CTMH Ink-Whisper, Versafine Black Onyx Ink, Prismacolor Pencils-925, 923, 908, 912, 988, 1005, 917, 118, Foam Squares, Liquid Applique.

This showed up yesterday!!  Snow!!!  
It's great for getting you in the mood to make Christmas cards, am I right??

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


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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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