Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mistletoe Santa

Hello and welcome back crafting friends.
Time for a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!


Challenge #128 ~ Any Holiday!

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize: 2 Digital Images


Prize: 3 Digital Images

For my card this week, I used Mistletoe Santa by Rick St. Dennis.
Isn't he a jolly old fellow? :)



Crafty Ingredients:
Card base ~ Recollections - 6.5" x 5" - White
Card stocks ~ GinaK.
DP ~ From Scraps Drawer
Embossing Folder ~ Diagonal Stripes - 
Greeting Stamp ~ Cardz TV - Mini Messages
Sentiment Stamp ~ Great Impression Stamps

Thank you for your visit today. Now it's your turn to create a card with a Holiday Theme and join us in this fun challenge. You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 27 June 2017, to link your project to the Crafty Gals Corner blog.

Till next time, happy crafting!












Monday, June 19, 2017

Joyful Christening

Hello crafty friends. So happy you stopped by today.
I have a card to share with you that I made for the Christening of my grandson, Derek.

As you know by now, I started making a few stitched cards at Christmas time and I can assure you that the novelty hasn't worn off :-) I still love it!



I used a cardbase from Recollections.
Did the stitching on linen paper. Blue cardstock is from GinaK.
Decorative corners are from my stash.

I hope you enjoyed my card. Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see you again soon.

Have a wonderful day.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Newborn Baby Boy

Happy Friday crafting friends!
The Gingerbread Gals have a new challenge for you starting today.


As always, our challenge is Anything Goes.
Prize ~ A stamp set from Cardz TV.



Crafty Ingredients:
Card base design - Silhouette #73233
Cardstocks - GinaK
Brads from stash
Stamped greeting - Cardz TV - Congratulations

Here is a quick peek at this stamp set:


You can view and/or purchase this and other Cardz TV stamp sets HERE.

Remember, that you could win a fabulous stamp set just by playing along with us! Our challenges run for two weeks, so you have till noon, EST on 29 June, 2017 to link your project to the Cardz TV blog.  Remember, for more inspiration, please visit the blog and take a look at the beautiful projects my very talented DT sisters made for you.  Can't wait to see all your beautiful creations!

Crafty hugs, 


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

It's a Vintage Christmas

Hello and welcome back crafting friends.
Time for a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!


Challenge #127 ~ Vintage


Our sponsor this week is:

Faery Ink
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Using Bella Vintage Wreath, and a few of my favourite dies, I created this Christmas card with a vintage feel to it.




Crafty Ingredients:

Card base - Recollections - Ivory - 5.5" x 5.5"
Green and Ivory cardstocks - GinaK.
Mat die - Marianne Design - Anja's Circle
Berries- Wild Orchid Crafts
Tassel - Paper Studio
Memento Desert Sand Ink
Copic Markers







Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  Now it's your turn to create a Vintage project and join us in this fun challenge.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 20 June 2017, to link your project to Crafty Gals Corner blog.

Till next time, happy crafting!
Hugs,

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Easy Peasy Cards :-)

Hello and welcome back. It's my turn to share a card at the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog today.  Do you sometimes find yourself in need of a quick card? If so, stick around and I will show you how easy it is to make a quick card by just using a couple of dies. One of my favorite type of dies to use in these cases are frame dies. They are easy and fun to use and make the card without you having to spend too much time adding embellishments.


In this case, I've used the Vehicle Frame die by Amy Designs.


I took the inside piece of the frame and embossed it with a Diamond Plate embossing folder. When you add it back into the center of the frame, you have a beautifully embossed background. Next, I chose a focal die to fit within the frame.  I chose to use the Convertible Roadster by Frantic Stamper.  I cut two of these so that I could place one on the inside too.


 I stamped a birthday message and it was done, one easy peasy card made in less than 15 minutes.
I bet if you go through your dies, you will find lots of beautiful dies that you can use as focal images, so all you need are a few frame dies.  You can also use either a stamped sentiment or die cut words as your focal point on your card.


Here is an example of a quick card made with a frame die and using a word die as the focal point.  I used the Musical Frame by Precious Marieke, the Just a Note by Sue Wilson and the Virtuoso Music die by Memory Box.  I've been told that this musical die is retired, so here are a few other musical dies that will work just as well.  These are the Musical Stave by Amy DesignsMusical Score by Frantic Stamper and the Fancy Music Border by Memory Box

I hope my post has inspired you to add a few frame dies to your collection. When in need of a quick card, they definitely help you to create a pretty card in a jiffy.  Now it's your turn to come 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.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 


Till next time,
Crafty hugs,

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Letter to Santa

Hello and welcome back crafting friends.
Time for a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!


Challenge #126 ~ Emboss It!

Our sponsors this week are:


Prize: 2 Images DT Used


Star Stampz

Prize: 3 Digital Images


Here is my DT card for this challenge using  Santa's Letter by Star Stampz.
I dry embossed the mat with the ribbon and heat embossed the sentiment on the inside of the card.



Crafty Ingredients:
Card base - GinaK cardstock - 5.25" x 5.25"
DP - The Paper Studio - Winter Wonderland
Embossing folder - Script
White cardstock - GinaK
Circle and scalloped circle - Silhouette
Ribbon & Charm - from my stash
Image coloured with copic markers
Stamped greeting - Cardz TV Stamps - Very Merry

Thank you so much for stopping by today.   Now it's your turn to make a project to join in the fun of our Emboss It! challenge this week.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 13 June 2017, to link your project to the Crafty Gals Corner blog.

Till next time, happy crafting!
Hugs,

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Celebrate in Style!

I'm back to share a card with you that I made for my DT post at the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog.
I'm totally in love with the Art Deco dies from Tattered Lace.


So for this card, I started with the Art Deco Card die.


The way to use this die is to cut, score and fold your card stock to create a 5 7/8" x 4 1/8" tent card base. Place the die about 1/4" over the fold and then run it through your die cutting machine.

 

This is what you are left with once it's cut.  Since I wanted to paper piece the pink decorative paper in the cut out slots, I made a backing mat for my inside of my card, both front and back.


In order to this, I traced the card onto black card stock and cut the shape out by hand. I've traced it onto white card stock, on the pic above, so that it shows up more clearly.  Make sure you cut a little on the inside of the line so that it does not stick out when you adhere it to the card base.


Using the Art Deco Card die again, I cut it out of the pink prism paper. By doing this, you are left with the correct sized pieces to paper piece your card on the front.  You're left with a negative cut which you can use on another card.  I punched out two little hearts and added them for a little more interest and stamped the greeting on the inside.

Once the card base was ready, I cut out Tattered Lace's Eliza, coloured her with copic markers, and used foam tape on the back to adhere her to the card base.

And there you have it ... a very stylish card that was easy to make and put together :-)

Here is a quick recap of the dies I used.






Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project, and come 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.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 



Till next time,
Crafty hugs,


Baby Boy Cards at Cardz TV

Happy Friday crafting friends!
The Gingerbread Gals have a new challenge for you starting today.


As always, our challenge is Anything Goes.
Prize ~ A stamp set from Cardz TV.

As you may already know, a new bundle of joy graced our family last week. My little grandson was born on Tuesday.

Since my daughter has done everything for him in the Lion King theme, I decided to make this card for his birth.



I think that by now you realize that I'm addicted to stitched cards. I really enjoy this activity - it's just so relaxing. Mostly I sit in my hobby room, put some music on softly in background and stitch away.  But it's also something that I can take on the go.  I have a small tin where I put all the supplies I'm busy with and just pop it in my bag :-)  How I wish I knew how to do this when my kids were at school.  It would have made those countless hours of waiting in car lines, band practices, Taekwon-do, etc. a lot more pleasant :-)

Now to get back to this card ... card base is from Recollections - 5.5" x 5.5" in white.  Cardstocks are all from GinaK.  All the animals were royalty free images from Google.  Since I firmly believe that babies are a gift from God, I was so excited to have the Heavenly stamp set from Cardz TV.  Take a quick look at this set ...


Isn't it a wonderful set? Such sweet and precious sentiments that you can use both on the front of your cards and on the inside.  Of course, these can also be used on a variety of projects - the possibilities are endless.

I was commissioned by my son to make a card for his little nephew.  Since he bought him a teddy bear, I thought this next card was perfect.



For this card, I used the Silhouette cut file # 80431.  Cardstocks are all from GinaK.
To go with the whole teddy bear theme, there are no better stamps than those found on the  Cardz TV Beary Sweet stamp set.  Take a look ...


Just look at all these "Beary" fun stamps :-)

You can view and/or purchase this and other Cardz TV stamp sets HERE.

Remember, that you could win a fabulous stamp set just by playing along with us! Our challenges run for two weeks, so you have till noon, EST on 15 June, 2017 to link your project to the Cardz TV blog.  Remember, for more inspiration, please visit the blog and take a look at the beautiful projects my very talented DT sisters made for you.  Can't wait to see all your beautiful creations!

Crafty hugs, 


Vintage Christmas Greeting Card at CCAYR

Welcome back, crafting friends. Can you believe we are halfway through 2017 already?  Time sure flies by!   As with the beginning of every month, we have a new challenge for you at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round


June challenge ~ House, Cottage, Chalet or Cabin
Prize ~  please visit the CCAYR blog.

With our challenge in mind, I went looking through by stash of Christmas stamps, found one that I hadn't use in a long time, and made this Vintage card with it.



Crafty Ingredients:
Card base - Recollections 6.5" x 5" - Ivory
Red, green & ivory cardstocks - GinaK.
Embossing folder - Christmas Holly - The Paper Studio
Focal image stamp - Stampendous - Snowy Postcard
Greeting mats - Stampin' UP punches - ovals 
Greeting stamp -  Cardz TV - Tiny Tidings
Corners - eK punch
Sentiment stamp - Great Impressions - F417
Ribbon - Michaels - Ribbon Bow-tique
All stamps stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink

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

Till next time,
Crafty Hugs