Monday, February 20, 2012

Designed2Delight Reveal Day

It's that time of month that Designed2Delight reveals the month's new digital images. And in conjunction we are having a blog hop. Probably how you got here!

I think you are going to love each and every one of the new images. They are the cutest collection of characters and images for Spring and Easter.

For my first card I chose 'Easter Egg Tulips'. 

I didn't want to do the usual small image on top of a background. I wanted the image to be the whole card! 
Kinda bigger than life.
I printed on watercolor paper and used Ranger Distress inks to color.
I printed a D2D sentiment from 'Lovely Day' and inserted it behind the bow by cutting a slit with an Exacto knife.

My second card is in Warhol fashion.
I have been wanting to do a Warhol card for the longest time and keep forgetting.

This cute doggie is called 'Spring Fetch'.

The rest of the Design Team has some terrific cards so keep on hopping over to Debbie's blog.
Thanks for hopping by!

I'll be entering Card One into the following challenges:
Through the Craftroom Door  - CAS 
The Craft Garden  -  Inspiration
Penny's Paper-Crafty -  anything goes 
One Stitch At A Time  - Use a Digi OR No image 
Sentimental SundaysLets get Sentimental 
Stampin' Sisters in ChristYour image must be or include a flower
MyGrafico - Flowers
Paper Pretties  - Spring 
Squigglefly - SIO - Bright and Sunny with Yellow
Card Two:
Crafters Companion -  Anything goes
Little Darlings Challenges - Favorite Embellishments (ribbon)
Truly Scrumptious - 2W - All creatures great and small
Fab 'n' Funky - Try something new
Creative Mondays - Anything Goes 
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes  
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes 
There She Goes - Animals

Saturday, February 18, 2012


I guess I have been in a Bugaboo mood lately, as I have another card featuring a Bugaboo character.
The sentiment is by Tlc Creations.

I used Ranger Distress inks and Prismacolor pencils to color the image.

Challenges entered:
Crafty Ann's - 2W, SIO – Week 1, Bold & Bright
Crafty Purple Frog -  Flower power
Craft Us Crazy - Favourite colour or embellishment (die cuts)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best  - Anything goes
Do You Stack Up? Layers
Shelly's Images  - anything goes
The Craft Garden  Inspiration
Inky Impressions  - punches/dies
Polkadoodle  – Image / 2 DP / 3 Embellishments

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bugaboo Birthday Boy

Today I have made a card with Bugaboo image called 'AKVBDcandle'.
This is for their sketch challenge. I haven't followed a sketch in forever!  I need to do this more often!

I used Distress inks to color the image and chalk to add a 'sky' around the boy.

This card will enter the following challenges:
Catch the bug - Stella says Sketch
Creative Card Crew -  Masculine
Digital Tuesday - Use Your Stash (designer paper)
The Stamping Boutique - #26 Stitching
Tuesday Throwdown - Entwined (use twine)
Use It Tuesdays - hoarded supply - Birthday's & Blog Hop (designer paper)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts -  Celebrations 
Cupcake Craft - Entwined (use twine)
Kaboodle Doodles - Boys or Masculine
Love to Create - Buttons and Bows
Sew Many Cards - Buttons
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time  - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad  - The Letter "B"
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration
Craft Your Days Away  - Get Stitchy with it
Crafty Emma -  Lots of Layers, 3 or more
Drunken Stampers - Texture
Send a Smile for Kids - Anything Goes (again) for Kids
Hotshot Crafts - One for the Boys 

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tissue Box A2 Card Holder

Have you seen this idea? This is a great use of a tissue box.
I have a friend who is a bit of a ladybug fan right now (Hi Fran!!)
So, I used Designed2Delight's digital image 'Love Bug's Heart Strings'.  She's a little girl dressed up in a ladybug costume.

I thought you might like to know how to go about making one of these tissue box containers.

Use a Kleenex brand box to fit the measurements exactly.  I used a Puffs tissue box and needed to trim just a tad on some pieces.

So, check your piece against the box before gluing anything down.
What you will need:
Solid cardstock - 4 inside walls 5" by 4.25"
                         - 2 bottom pieces (inside and out) 4.25" by 4.25" 
                         - 1 outside piece 5" by 11", scored at 1", 5.5" and 10" and
                         - another outside piece 5" by 9", scored at 4.5" ( may need to trim ends to fit)
Pattern Paper - 5 outside pieces (4 walls and a bottom) all 4" by 4"
                      - 4 fold over flaps 4.25" by 4", scored at 2" and folded in half. 

First thing to do is carefully open the tissue box and cut off the top sections until you have this remaining--->.
I chose to cover my box with black cardstock.  I did not want the exposed edges to show so I painted all the edges black on the inside and out.  You could use a matching marker instead of paint.

Basically you cover the inside and out with the solid color cardstock. There is a video here on how to make the box that is excellent.  

I failed to take anymore in process pictures, (sorry!!!) so I hope you can cover a box on your own. At this point adhere your outside pattern paper pieces next.  Then adhere the fold over flaps. Its really pretty darn easy!

I think once you make one and see how easy it is to do and how sturdy this box is, you'll want to make lots more!

Challenges for this box:
Mami Doodles -  Pink, Red & White
Stamp Man -  Texture
Wags 'n Whiskers - Home Decoration
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
Rainbow Lady's  - Have a heart
S J Papercrafts  - Happy & use a punch
Little Darlings Challenges -  Favorite Embellishments (ribbon)
Paper Pretties -  texture
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
Digital Tuesday -  Pink Or Red
Paper Take Weekly -Anything Goes
Stamp-N-Doodle - Use red
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Anything Goes


Thursday, February 9, 2012

For Lucky

Today I have a card made with a digital image by Designed2Delight called 'Lucky Dog'.
I have been wanting to sew on my cards after being inspired by some of our Design Team's sewn cards.
I never think of sewing on my cards......duh!

Somewhere on the internet I saw a pretty card with glitter and so some of my heart's have glitter on them.
  What would I do without all the inspiration out there?!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon -  Red and Pink with ribbon 
Sweet n' Sassy Digi Challenge  – Valentine's Day
Fussy and Fancy -  Polka Dots
Crafty Ann's -  Love is in the Air
Card Makin' Mamas -  Valentine
Catch The Bug  -  February Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away  - Get Stitchy with it
Just Some Lines -Its a Dogs Life
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle -  Die Cut or Punches
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Create a card/project that shows Love
One Stitch At A Time  - With Love
Catered Crop - Hearts
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - Ribbon and Bling
Stamps R Us -  Valentine/Love
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
House of Gilli - Love 
Hooked on Crafts - Hearts
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - Valentine's day 
Tuesday Throwdown -  Be My Valentine
The Stamping Boutique -Valentines
Sassy Cheryl's - Be My Valentine
Partytime Tuesdays - Valentines
Paper Take Weekly -Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations  - Red Valentines
Digital Tuesday - Pink Or Red

 Thanks for popping in,