Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hang in There

Hello and welcome back, crafting friends.
I have a Get Well/Hang in There card to share with you today. My SIL had carpal tunnel surgery and I sent her this card to let her know that we were thinking about her and wishing her a speedy recovery. So far, it's all going well with her, so I think the card helped :-)

This was card was so much fun to put together. I was going to make a whole flower garden around the message mat, but it had to be mailed overseas, so I had to keep the flowers pretty flat.
This very cute svg file was purchased from My Scrap Chick.
The card stocks used are all from GinaK. Love her cardstock, cuts like butter both on the Cricut Explore and on the Silhouette.

Thank you for stopping by today.
Till next time,
crafty hugs

Monday, April 16, 2018


Hello crafting friends.
Today is my turn to share a project using one of the many great svgs from

It's that time of the year when we have to start thinking "Graduation", so with that in mind I made this Graduation "You Did It" box card for my son's girlfriend.

Her university colours are white, blue, green and some black, and their mascot is a Hawk, so this is what I came up with

You can't tell from this pic, but there is green on the Haws' wings and on the tassel.
The card stocks I used are all from Bazzill.
I added some glassy accents to the little button on the hat and a gold gem to the diploma ribbon.

Here is a side view of the card. I added the Hawks to make it more personal.

I print and cut the University logo and put one on each side.

There is enough space on the back to write your personal message.

And best of all, it folds flat so it's easy to put into an envelope.

This svg file comes with the 2017 to 2020 years.
As you can see this card was very easy to put together.  Sandy has an instructional video on her files, so you can always go take a look if you get lost along the way when putting a card or box together.

I hope you've enjoyed your visit today.  If you're looking for some beautiful cards, boxes or 3D decor items, please visit Simply Crafty SVGs. There you will find all the  wonderful files available for purchase and a few freebies too :-) While you there, take a few minutes to visit the blog and meet the rest of our wonderfully talented design team.  For your convenience, I have listed all the important links below:

Crafty hugs,

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Easter Cards - Day 3

Today, I'm sharing the last of the 2018 Easter cards I made this year for family.

Cut file ~ My Scrap Chick
Stamp ~ Michael's Dollar Bin
Embossing folder ~ Swiss Dots ~ Cuttlebug

Cut file ~ Silhouette Store
Stamp ~  Easter Punnies ~ Cardz TV

Cut file ~ Silhouette store
Stamped Greeting and Chicks ~ The Paper Co.
Embossing folder ~ Heart Scrolls - Crafter's Companion

Cut file ~ Silhouette Store
Happy Easter words dies ~ Cottage Cutz
Stamp ~ Easter Punnies  ~ Cardz TV

Please note that in most of these cards, I swapped and added elements from other designs to achieve the look I wanted.

I hope you enjoyed my 2018 Easter cards.
I hope to see you again soon.
Till next time,
crafty hugs.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Easter Cards - Day 2

Sharing another few cards that I made for Easter for family and friends.

Cut file ~ My Scrap Chick
Stamp ~ Easter Punnies - Cardz TV

Cut file ~ Silhouette
Stamp ~ Easter Punnies ~ Cardz TV

Cut file ~ My Scrap Chick
Stamp ~ Easter Punnies ~ Cardz TV

I have the last few of my 2018 Easter cards to share with you tomorrow, so be sure to come back and visit :-)

Till then,
crafty hugs

Friday, April 13, 2018

Easter Cards - Day 1

As promised, I'm back to share the 2018 Easter cards I made.
I have listed the name of the cut files I used, but note that I mixed and matched a few in order to get the look I wanted :-)

Cut file ~ Silhouette
Grass Punch ~ Fiskars

Stitched patterned ~ Easter Basket ~ Stitching Cards
Happy Easter die ~ Cottage Cutz

Cut file ~ Silhouette
Grass punch ~ Fiskars
Small mat die ~ Oval Majesty ~ Spellbinders
Stamp ~ Happy Days ~ Cardz TV

I will be back tomorrow with a few more.
Till then,
crafty hugs

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Chirp's Arrival

Hello and welcome back crafting friends.
 A new challenge begins today at Crafty Girls Corner.

Challenge # 163 ~  Use Buttons

Our very generous sponsors this week are:

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

Prize ~ 5 Digital images

Prize ~ 2 Digital images

I thought I was done with Easter cards for this year, but I just had to make another one when I saw this super cute image called Chirp's Arrival by Creative Bug. It also reminded me that I have not shared my Easter cards with you. I will try to get that done within the next few days :-)

Crafty Ingredients:

White card base - 5.5" x 5.5" - Recollections
Blue, white cardstock - GinaK.
Frame die - Fantastic Flowers - Precious Marieke
Grass - punch - Fiskars
Flowers and leaves - Miss Lily Garden Bunny - Cottage Cutz
Flowers - punch - Fiskars
Buttons - stash
Stamped greeting - StampinUP!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope that I have inspired you to make a project using buttons to link to our challenge #163 for your chance to win one of the fabulous sponsored prizes. You have untill noon, CST, on Tuesday 24 April 2018, to link your project to the  Crafty Gals Corner blog.
And while you there, take a few minutes to look at what my teamies made for your inspiration.

Crafty hugs,

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Wishing you ...

... and your loved ones a very Blessed Easter!


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Hello crafting friends. Welcome to April  and a new challenge at CCAYR hosted by the Gingerbread Gals.

April Challenge ~ All White
Prize ~  please visit the CCAYR blog

I actually have a couple of cards to share with you today, but this is the one for this challenge, All White!

To make this 6.5" x 5" card, I used the following supplies:
Card base - Recollections
White card stock - Gina K.
 Silent Night embossing folder - Crafter's Companion
Pearls - Marinanne Designs
Stamp - Christmas Sayings - Creative Expressions

As you can see, this card was very simple to put together. I love these 3D embossing folders. All I did was add a layer of craft foam behind it and added a few pearls to the bottom frame.

Now when you're in a design team and you misread your challenges, you end up with something like this :-)

Yes, that's right. This has silver in it because I read my challenge as "mostly" white.  Not a problem, it just means that I have an extra card for my Christmas stash :-) On this card, I used another 3D embossing folder from Crafter's Companion. This one is called Ring out the Bells. Silver cardstock is from The Paper Studio. Merry Christmas die is from Yvonne Creations. The stamped sentiment is also from the Christmas Sayings set by Creative Expressions. Gems are from The Paper Studio.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you've enjoyed your visit and will play along with us.  You have till the end of the month to link your Christmas project to the CCAYR blog.  Please take a few minutes and visit our blog to see all the wonderful projects made by The Gingerbread Gals.  And don't forget to come back on the 15th, when the Christmas Belles will post their projects for your mid-month inspiration.

Crafty hugs,


Welcome back crafting friends. I'm at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog, today, to share a birthday card with you.
It's my last post as DT member for Dies R Us, and although I already miss this team, I'm happy to know that you will have many wonderful projects to look forward to from the new DT members.
It's also my birthday today, so I thought today's post should be all about celebrations :-) 

Let's begin with a nice cosmopolitan cocktail to kick it off, shall we? :-)
 Friends, this awesome die set is from Sue Wilson and it's called 3D Cosmopolitan Cocktail.

 This set comes with a die that allows you to turn the glass into a 3D cut. I cut mine out of vellum to give it a frosted look.  Since my card is going to be mailed overseas, I flattened my glass a little, but the 3D effect is still somewhat visible! This allows you to place the straw and the olive inside the "glass".  Doesn't it look realistic?

I began with a card base from that measures 6.5" x 5" when folded. On the front side, I placed Sue Wilson's Lyra die with the cut on the outside of the card.  This makes a beautiful and elegant edge.  This die set consists of 3 pieces, two cutting edges and flourish piece. This means that you can create different edge designs, create an inlay piece by not using any of the cutting edgers, or a stand alone flourish by using both cutting edgers.  Not sure what I mean?  I'll post a pic for you at the end of this post. 

Next, I cut out all the bits and pieces for my drink, and then it's just a matter of putting all the pieces together which is really easy peasy!

To make it look more realistic, I placed glue along the edge of the "glass" and spread some chunky glass glitter over it, to give the idea of a sugared glass :-)

I cut the word "Celebrate" twice and stacked them upon each other for a bit of dimension. I also used a foam dot for the strawberry.  All that was left was to do was to scatter a few sequins to add to the whole party atmosphere :-)

On the inside I used a sentiment and a balloon stamp, as well as a panel of the pink shiny card stock to make the Lyra flourish pop.

This card stock is really hard to photograph, but I wanted to give you an idea of how it shines, so here is another pic.

Now as promised, here are the pics showing you how the Lyra die works:

As you can see, it consists of 3 pieces. Two cutting edgers and a centre flourish.

And here are all the different cuts you can make with this die set by using the different combinations.

To end this post, here a quick recap of the supplies I used to make this card, with links to the Dies R Us store for your convenience:

It's been a great pleasure and honour to have been part of this awesome team and having had the opportunity to share my creations with you.  I hope that I was able to inspire you to use your dies, and to create a project to play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.   A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.

For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

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