Saturday, February 24, 2018

IO Birthday Wishes

I made this spring birthday for my friend to give to her daughter. I decided to make a Z fold summer scene. I used lots of IO dies for this card. You might not recognize the tree because I cut it away from it's out side frame, I used some flower soft to make it look like it was in bloom. I used the flowers from the hydrangea for the flowers along the fence. My friend was pleased with the outcome.  I will enter this in the Impression Obsession Birthday Wishes Challenge and Scrapy Land Anything Goes.

These are the IO Dies and stamps I used. 
Sea Birds - DIE078-F

Fence Trio Die Set - DIE034-U
Beadh chairDIE190-C 
grass border- DIE060-I
Clouds  DIE068-A
Bird house set DIE156-H
Mini cats  DIE328-G
Tree Frame DIE205-YY
Hydrangea Set - DIE044-Y

CL342 Clear stamp set

Friday, February 23, 2018

PTI Frame It

The challenge at PTI this week is   Framing Sentiments and Images .   I love working with frames so this was right up my alley. I decided to keep this one simple. I cut a white panel from PTI  Mix and Match Pinked edged die and stamped the sentiment from the PTI Choose Joy stamp set. I mounted it on a black card base.  The rest of the card was assembled quickly because they were left over from other projects. The lavender frame around the sentiment is from Frantic Stamper, the leaves from Altenew and the flowers from IO strawberry set. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Double D Woodland Creatures

  Wait until you see the team's take on this fun Mood Board that Dar created for us at Double D Challenge Blog.  I took my inspiration from the deer and the greens in the photos.                   


I don't have many animal dies or stamps, but I did get this Memory Box Deer Grove Oval die last fall. I needed something for guy cards and this was perfect. I now have another card done that is perfect for a good friend's birthday. I did cut the oval three times for more dimension. 


Create your woodland creature card and link it up with us at Double D Challenge Blog for a chance to win these cute characters.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dies R Us Tags

I don't usually make tags unless they are for wine bottles so I left the ribbon long on this one and will use it for a bottle of champagne that I will give to a good friend.

 I started with and Elizabeth Craft tag die. I heat embossed an I O script and sponged it with distress inks. I topped that with an IO heart die and IO loopy hearts. The flower spray is a mixture of hand made and store bought flowers. The greens are from a box of greenery that I keep around so I always have plenty when I am making a card. One of my new favorites is Poppy Stamps Perfect Pine Needles. They give a lot of texture. 

                                       Impression Obsession - Dies - Floral Heart Frame  IO Floral Hearts

                                           Impression Obsession - Dies - Looped Heart BorderIO Looped Hearts

                                      Poppystamps - Dies - Perfect Pine NeedlesPoppy Stamps Perfect Pine Needles

My team mates have some wonderful designs for you inspiration at the Challenge Blog
If you have not checked out all the new things at the Dies R Us Store you need to. They have become a one stop shopping experience. And you will find inspiration daily at the Inspiration Blog.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

PTI Dies Only Challenge

This card is for the celebration of  PTI 's 11th year. This is one of my favorite dies from PTI.  Unfortunately since it was from a Make it Market Kit, it was just available for a short time. I also use a tag from another PTI Make it Market Kit paper pack.

I made the flowers using Cheery Lynn Floral Bouquet.

Friday, February 9, 2018

PTI Transformation Challenge

I always have trouble creating cards for the men in my life so when I saw this PTI Transformation Challenge.  I knew it was a perfect way to get  one done. 

This is the first card I made. I love that little PTI Envelope. This is an all occasion type of card. 

Here is my transformed card. I used PTI card stock and checked designer paper that I think is retired(good thing I bought lots of colors when it was on sale last year)  background paper. I stuffed the little envelope with a white piece of card stock embossed with a birthday embossing folder. The birds are from IO and the cat tails are Die Versions. This is a really quick and simple card.`

PTI Floral Challenge

PTI is celebrating it's anniversary so they have lots of challenges posted. This card is for the FLORAL CHALLENGE.

I saw this Video by Jennifer McGuire ages ago and have been wanting to try this technique. I still had my PTI tulip stamps out so I thought why not try it. Jennifer makes everything look so easy and the results are always gorgeous.                                                                                                                                                                   

 I am not sure how I feel about my outcome.  The technique looked really fabulous on her cards.  I used the PTI tulips set and You are Awesome die by Cheery Lynn. 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Impression Obsession Friendship Flowers

I found some more time to play so I decided to enter another challenge. This card is for the Impression Obsession Friendship Flowers Challenge. This challenge is sometimes difficult for me because I am accustomed to using dies from many companies on a card and for this challenge you can only use IO stamps and dies. I do have tons of  IO dies and stamps so I just sorted  through my IO stash and choose things that fit the challenge.   In this case, I knew I wanted to use the sentiment. I have had need for sympathy and get well cards lately so I thought this would fit both.

These are the IO dies I used for this project. I used the flowers from the strawberries and the hydrangea and leaves from leafy branches.  For the sentiment, I used both the stamp and die in the Thoughts set.


leafy branches

I will also enter this in the  Scrapyland Anything Goes Challenge

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

PTI Sketch Challenge

I had some craft time this week so I decided to make a card for the PTI sketch challenge.

I chose this sketch and card from Lizzy Jones to use as my guide.

This is my card. I used a spellbinders lattice background and framed it with a Gina Marie die.

The sentiment and tulips are from PTI the leaves are from Poppy Stamps and the lavender bunch is from Memory Box.  

Double D Sequins

First of all, we are lucky to have a new teammate joining us at DD. A Big WELCOME to Barbara Campell. You will love her designs.

Diane has created a fabulous mood board for our inspiration.Can you guess the theme.... right it's all about sequins.


My first thought was to make a shaker card,  and fill it wit sequins, but I was working on a birthday card for my niece and noticed the side of the Frantic Stamper Die cut I was using. It was perfect for a border of sequins.

I think it works. What do you think?

I added a few on the inside too. 

The team has put together some remarkable designs for you.  So go take a look at their creations at  Double D Challenge Blog.

For a chance to win this fun prize, create your own project using sequins.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Dies R Us For the One I Love

This is a very simple card design and for one of my favorite people. There is nothing complicated or difficult about the design and the dies I used are posted at the bottom.  I love this new Memory Box Floral Cluster. I cut it from white and shaded the petals and colored the leaves and centers with Copics. The Papers are from PTI.

Memory Box - Dies - Floral ClusterMemory Box Floral Cluster

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Elementals #12 - OvalsFrantic Stamper Ovals

Memory Box - Dies - Lavender BunchMemory Box Lavender Bunch

   Impression Obsession - Dies - Birds                     IO Birds

Cheery Lynn Designs - Pierced BannersCheery Lynn Pierced Banners

 Cheery Lynn Designs - Hugs Mix & MatchCheery Lynn Hugs     

The DRU Design Team has created some fabulous inspiration for you to get you in the mood for this challenge at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  Take a look at the designs and then create your own special design for the one you love. Remember to use at least one metal die to qualify for the DRU gift voucher.