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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

SCS - Dare To Get Dirty Fan Club Challenges - Day 4

Another day of fun challenges for the Fan Club Members of SCS and I'm having a fabulous time being inspired by all the other members/players!!!!
Would you like to see what I created today?  Remember, I'm not allowed to tell you the theme to these challenges, but I will tell you what I've used to create each one.
Hope you like them ... and would love to hear your thoughts!  Don't be afraid to leave me a comment ... good or bad!!

Recipe:
Paper:  white cs, hot pink cs, Echo Park 'Victoria Gardens' dp 
Stamp:  Inkadinkado
Ink:  Versafine black
Accessories:  Versamark Embossing Pen, Clear Embossing powder, Tim Holtz Floral EF, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot EF, Michael's ribbons, Prismacolor markers, Bow Easy 


Recipe:
Paper:  SU daffodil delight, pear pizazz & chocolate chip
Stamp:  LeBlanche #1263, SU french script
Ink:  Tim Holtz wild honey & vintage photo distress ink, Momento bamboo leaves
Accessories:  Craft Concepts 'Secret Garden' embossing folder, MS butterfly punch, sponges, pop dots, Spellbinder classic circle dies, Hobby Lobby lace ribbon, Stickles, Prismacolor markers, various flowers


 I liked the poem on this sheet of designer paper so used that as my starting point for the card.  Here's a close up if you're interest in reading it.


Recipe:
Paper:  White cs, Pink Pirouette SU cs, Melissa Frances 5th Avenue dp
Accessories:  McGill Floral Petals punch, PunchBunch flower making kit/black mat, Cheery Lynn Designs Small Fanciful Flourish, MS bird punch, Want2scrap pink bling, Kaiser pearls, Colorbok 'Victorian Parlour' glitter sticker

Other Qualifying Challenges:
A and T Emerald Faeries Challenge - Flourishes/Swirls
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Dies & Punches
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes
The Stamping  Boutique -  Anything Goes

I can hardly wait to see what challenges they'll be offering on SCS tomorrow!

Tomorrow afternoon I am also linking up with my friend Lana (Blest With Stamps) for a little shopping at Archiver's, Hobby Lobby & Michaels but before the shopping begins, we are anxious to show each other our ALTERED JEWELRY BOXES we just completed.  We will be sharing them with you very soon but want to give NanG a chance to get her's completed since we have extended the invitation for Nan to join in our ALTERING fun this time around!!  So be looking for that in the very near future.  Here's a little peek ...


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you're having an AWESOME WEEK!!!


Monday, July 30, 2012

SCS - Dare To Get Dirty Fan Club Challenges - Day 3

Well, here I am again with my creations for Day 3 of the challenges over at Splitcoast Stampers.  I really enjoyed each of the five challenges today but was a little short on time (hubby & I went to the mall shopping to get me a new pair of walking shoes) so I combined two challenges of cards 2 & 3.
Here we go ...

 Recipe:
Papers:  White cs, Black cs
Stamps:  Ala Art, Flourishes (Beach), Inkadinkado (Sentiment)
Inks:   Tim Holtz distress inks (Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Tea Dye), Adirondack (Snow Cap), Momento (Cantaloupe, Dandelion), Versafine Black 
Accessories:  sponges, prisma pencils, Q-tip, Sponge Pod, Post It Notes for masking

Other Qualifying Challenges:
Always Crafting Creative Monday Challenge - Water
Creative Stamp Friends - Summer, Sun, Beach & Sea
Cupcake Craft Challenge - The Great Outdoors
The Crazy Challenge - Under the Sea/Beside the Sea
Victorine Stamps - SUMMER


Recipe:
Papers:  White cs, Graphic45, DCWV
Stamps:  Paper Inspirations
Ink:  Versafine Black 
Accessories:  TJ Designs (Vintage Trading Cards) image, Petaloo flowers, American Crafts brads

Other Qualifying Challenges:
 Lexi's Creations Challenge - Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts Challenge - Christmas in July
 Paper Pretties Challenge - Use two or more designer papers
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Christmas in July


 (Close up of homemade flower)

Recipe:
Papers:  White cs, Prima (Madeline) dp, sheet from old dictionary
Inks:   Tim Holtz distress inks (Tea Dye), Momento (Bamboo Leaves)
Accessories:   Wilton paper doily, sponges, feathers, MS (Frond) punch, McGill (Floral Petals #64503) punch, PunchBunch 6 pt snowflake punch, Cheery Lynn (Olive Branch) dies, PunchBunch Flower Making Kit & Black Mat

Other Qualifying Challenges:
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes (entry #3)
Critter Sketch Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime Challenge - Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Anything Goes

Well that about does it for me this evening!  
I hope you are enjoying my challenge creations and find inspiration along the way!
Wishing you a fabulous week ahead!


Sunday, July 29, 2012

SCS - Dare To Get Dirty Fan Club Challenges - Day 2

WOW ... what a busy day of challenges!
I was on a roll until hubby made lunch (quesidilla & margaritas), out on the deck ... then I needed a nap! LOL!  But it was such a beautiful day I didn't want to hide in my cave and miss it all!

Anyways ... here's what I got accomplished today.

 Recipe:
Paper:  Groovy Guave, Pear Pizazz and White
Ink:  Versafine black
Stamp:  SU Fruit Stand
Accessories:  Prismacolor markers, Creative Memories round tip marker, Scor Pal, Brads, Pop Dots, Spellbinder Scallop Edge Frame
Technique:  Paper Piecing (peaches)

 Recipe:
Papers:  White cs
Stamps:  Hero Arts, Just For Fun
Inks:  Versafine Black
Accessories:  Creative Memories fine tip marker (for faux stitching), Spellbinder Classic Oval die (template for faux stitching), Prismacolor Mulberry Marker, Prima flower, Michaels gingham ribbon
Technique:  Faux Stitching
 
 Recipe
Papers:  White cs, Kaisercraft 'The Lake House' dp
Stamp:  Stampendous
Ink:  Versafine Black
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch, Organza ribbon, Petaloo flower, Prima flower, brad


 (Inside View)
 Recipe
Papers:  White cs, Melissa Francis (c'est la Vie) dp
Stamps:  Crafty Secrets Sew Special SL10, Material Girl SS15, Rubber Cottage
Ink:  Versafine Black
Accessories:  Prismacolor markers, Mrs. Grossman stitching stickers, Martha Stewart doily lace border punch
Technique:  Faux Stitching

Recipe:
Papers:  GCD STudios (Ella Blue), Melissa Francis (c'est la Vie)
Stamps:  My Sentiment Exactly, Rubber Cottage, Repeat Impressions
Accessories:  Offray ribbon, Marianne LR0156 leaf die, PunchBunch flower punch, Prismacolor markers, chalk

Well, that's it for tonight!  I'm beat!  Bed's going to feel really good tonight!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you had a fabulous weekend!


Saturday, July 28, 2012

SCS - Dare To Get Dirty Fan Club Challenges - Day 1

WOW!  What a fun day I have had creating cards for the challenges going on over at Splitcoast Stampers.  It's put on by the Dare To Get Dirty girls and for Fan Club Members only!
Info on how to become an SCS Fan Club Member HERE.
If you're NOT on SCS you'll want to be sure to check it out ... fabulous inspiration!!!
And if you're on SCS but NOT a member ... you'll want to check into that too ... awesome benefits to being a member!  Anyways ... time to share!

I'm NOT supposed to devolve what the actual challenge themes are but you will probably be able to figure it out as you see each of my creations.   I will however list all the products I have used on each card. 

 I have combined two challenge on this 1st card.
Recipe:
Stamps:  SU Nature Silhouettes, Stampendous Friendly Messages sentiment
Papers:  White cs, DCWV dps
Ink:  Versafine Black
Accessories:  Spellbinder Labels 10, SU Word Window Punch, Basic Grey brads, Black round marker, Metal Ruler, Creative Memories corner rounder

Other Qualifying Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge Blog - M for Men Only



 Recipe:
Paper:  White cardstock
Accessories:  Offray white satin ribbon, Kaiser white pearls, Wilton white paper doily, Marianne LR0156 and LR0157 dies, Memory Box #98290 Valencia Border die, Spellbinder Fleur De Lis Square die, Cuttlebug EF, Cheery Lynn B147 Olive Branches die, McGill #64503 Floral Petals punch, PunchBunch 6 point snowflake punch, PunchBunch Flower Making Kit & black mat

Other Qualifying Challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Weddings
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Monochromatic
 
Recipe:
Stamps:  House Mouse Berried
Papers:  Black cs, White cs, DCWV dp
Ink:  Versafine Black, Momento Bamboo Leaves
Accessories:  Computer generated sentiment, Marianne LR0156 leaf die, Crafty Secrets 'Homemade' booklet image, Fiskars deco scissors, SU Crystal Effects, Prismacolor markers, Creative Memories corner rounder, Black round marker for edging, sponge dauber, Offray red satin ribbon

Other Qualifying Challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge #193 - Just Good Friends

 
Recipe:
Paper:  White cardstock
Inks:  Momento 'bamboo leaves', Tim Holtz 'Tea Dye, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Broken China' distress inks
Accessories:   Spellbinder 'Nestled Trees' die, Cheery Lynn Designs B123 'Victorian Picket Fence' die, Spellbinder 'Fanciful Holiday' die, Creative Memories snowflake punch, Pop Dots, Post it Notes for masking, Stickles 'diamond & xmas red', Teal blue glitter glue, sponge daubers, SU circle punch

Other Qualifying Challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Room HIMCR#56 - Christmas in July
2 Sisters Challenge #102 - Christmas in July
Blogger Challenge - Christmas in July
Simply Create Too - Use It Twice (2 trees, more than 2 snowflakes)
Crimbo Crackers Challenge - Christmas Theme using Penguins or Animals
Pixie Dust Studio - Christmas

SO ... what do you think??
These challenges go on ALL WEEK ... different ones each day!  I hope I can participate each day ... I had so much fun today and it really has my creative juices flowing!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you find inspiration in what I've created today!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Joan's Gardens Challenge #27

Morning all!  Hope you're off to a great start like I am!
We got some MUCH NEEDED rain yesterday and it made me happy NOT to have to go out and water everything again in hopes of keeping it alive!  It also gave me time to work on my challenge card for the current challenge at Joan's Gardens which is:
  • Make a birthday card
  • Use Black and pink with some green
  • Use leaves 
  • Have a pattern design paper for your background
Would you like to see what I came up with???

So ... what do you think??
I just love my new Kaisercraft 'The Lake House' paper pack (thanks Joan) and couldn't wait to put it to use.  What better than for this challenge ... the colors were perfect.  I have done some 'fancy cutting' around the pattern on the paper to create my background ... then used the remnant to create my homemade flower.  My sentiment panel is created by using a Memory Box 'Quinn Flourish' #98267 as a backdrop for my Inkadinkado sentiment.  The pink pearls are by Kaiser and were also purchased at Joan's Gardens

 My flower is homemade using the technique learned at Joan's Gardens by Selma Stevenson.  I have used the McGill 'Floral Petals' P/N 64503 punch for my petals and the PunchBunch 6 point snowflake for the stamen.  My PunchBunch flower making kit gave me all the tools needed to create this beauty.  My leaves were created using Cheery Lynn Designs 'Olive Branches' B147 and Marianne leaf LR0156 dies.  I also inked the edges of the Olive Branch leaves with Momento 'Banboo Leaves' ink before curling them with the reverse tweezers from my flower making kit.  A touch of softness was added by using organza black ribbon from Michaels and making a double bow using my Bow Easy.  All items highlighted in RED were purchased from Joan's Gardens ... be sure to check out her store ... and she has a TON of new things coming from CHA.  You'll want to see all the fun new things she'll be carrying!

Here's a quick peek at the inside.

Qualifying Challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge - Celebration
Crafts 4 Eternity - Brilliant Birthdays
Inspire Me Friday - Always Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
The Stamp Man Challenge - Anything Goes/Celebration

Before I leave you today, I wanted to share with you the pretty flowers I picked from my front gardens before the storms came yesterday.  This little (but fragrant) bouquet is of Heliotrope, Lavender & Cone Flowers.  How wonderful it is to step out your front door and be able to put together a quick, small bouquet for your kitchen.  Always puts a smile on my face when I see fresh flowers INSIDE & OUTSIDE my home!


Have a fabulous Friday everyone and thanks SO MUCH for your time & patience.  I know I can get wordy at times ... but hey ... I have a lot to share!  LOL!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

6x6 Holiday Gate Card w/Quick Directions

Hello everyone and thanks so much for stopping by today!!
While doing some blog commenting, I saw THIS creation over on a lady named Laine's (DREAM LAINE) blog, and knew I just had to give it a try myself.  Quickly I thought that last years Christmas Emporium paper pack from Graphic45 would be the perfect paper for this design.  Here's what I came up with . . . what do you think??


6x6 Christmas Gate Card with Step Out
Here are a couple of side views . . .


The background plaid paper is a 12x12 sheet that I had in my stash (sorry no name was provided), which kind of tells me that it just might be from one of those large 12x12 DCWV holiday paper packs.  Also the chipboard embellishments on the front are from K&Company.

QUICK DIRECTIONS . . .
1 sheet of 12x12 cardstock cut in half (gives you two 6 x 12 cards).
Score at 3" and 9" to make your gate fold.
1 strip of cardstock 4" x 5 3/4" ... scored at 1", 2", 3" for your inside center pop out panel.

TIME TO GET CREATIVE and HAVE FUN!! 
The possibilities are ENDLESS ...

Thanks to Feline Playful, I have found several challenges I think this card qualifies for ...

Pixie Dust Studio - Christmas
DRS Designs - Christmas in July
DL.ART Thankful Thursday - Christmas in July
Stamp n Doodle - Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - No stamped images (this is all paper - no stamps)
Creative Belli - Christmas in July
Christmas Crafting - Two or More Folds
ABC Christmas Challenge  O for open it (decorate the inside)

Clear It Out Challenge - Christmas in July (last years holiday stash)
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Free Theme (2nd entry)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Christmas in July
Jackson's Digital Expressions - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - Christmas in July
Party Time Tuesday - Christmas in July
Stamp N Plus #2 - Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday Challenge - Tree(s) and something Tied
Use it Tuesday - Uncut Paper (LOVE Graphic45 paper but have a hard time using it because it's beautiful on it's own ... well I cut this sheet into several pieces to create this card ... very difficult!!!)
Art With No Boundaries - Anything Goes
Cards for Men - Christmas in July (2nd entry)
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Give Me Five
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Hooked on Craft Challenge - Christmas in July (2nd entry)
Lexi's Creations - Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts - Christmas in July (2nd entry)
My Craft Spot - Christmas in July
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Christmas in July
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Christmas in July

Thanks again for stopping by and I would LOVE to hear what you think of my work ...
bad & good!!
HUGS from OHIO
Darlene

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge

Hello blogging friends!  It's time for another fun challenge

Today's challenge is:

DIAMONDS, PEARLS AND LACE
(card or project using at least one of these items)

Today's sponsor is:

and one lucky winner will receive:

Bugaboo was kind enough to offer images to each of the 'sistahs' and I selected an image called 'Selma & Gus + Instructions'.  What fun images!

I've had this piece of lace laying on my worktable and today was the perfect day to use it!  The background design paper is from the DCWV 12x12 Linens paper pack and I have colored my images with Prisma pencils/gamsol and Prisma color markers.  Fiskar pearls were used as embellishments on this CAS creation.

 I was had so much fun creating with this image, I decided to create a second card using another fun Bugaboo digi image.  This one is called "Stella Peeker  - Another Drink".  As far as product used on this card, I used up several scraps that were laying around on the worktable and Prisma pencils/gamsol were used for the coloring.

As you can see in this close-up, SU Crystal Effects was used on anything that would have been made from glass!  I just love how that looks and find that people are really drawn to this type of added detail!

We hope you'll come join in the fun at The Sisterhood and if you are looking for more inspiration, be sure to pop over and check out what my 'sistahs' have created for you today!

Thanks for stopping by and big HUGS from OHIO!
Darlene

Monday, July 23, 2012

Creating a 'Scene' ...

Today I'm still playing with ink, masking and stamps to create SCENIC creations.  This card was made with three challenges in mind ...
Craft A Scene - In the Garden
Wild Orchid #55 - Round in Circles

I really enjoy trying to create backgrounds for the fabulous images that are out there and I figure if I keep trying, SOME DAY I'll get good at it!  LOL!!

Here are the items used in making this card:
Paper - white cardstock, SU 2 sided design paper
Stamps - Crafty Secrets 'Garden Girls SL21', Stampscapes 'Leafy Branch - 277F'
Inks - Versafine black, Tim Holtz 'broken china', Momento 'cantaloup, bamboo leaves', Colorbox 'rose coral' 
Accessories - Wild Orchid flowers, Sizzix 656064 leaf, Kaiser pearls, Spellbinder Heart Circles die, sponge daubers, Prismacolor markers, Eclipse masking, SU 1-1/4" circle punch, Spellbinder Classic Circles die

The sentiment was computer generated and printed right onto the patterned paper.  This is a saying I've heard for years and find myself quoting from time to time!  
Do you ever feel that way????

Well I'm working on another altered project to share with you soon so I'd best get back to work.
Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks for all your kind words!  It's always nice to hear your work has inspired someone else!

HUGS from OHIO!
Darlene

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Inspired by others . . .

Good Evening fellow crafters!
Today I thought I'd play a couple 'Sunday' challenges and after looking through those challenges offered up today over at Feline Playful, this is the direction I headed ... animals, jungle, scenic ... well you'll see what I mean.  I actually created two cards so I'll share them both with you.


INSIDE SENTIMENT

I bought this GinaK set a short wile back and was anxious to ink it up.  And where better to find inspiration than one of GinaK's design team members.  This time I drew inspiration from Theresa Momber (Crafting The Web) and this creation is actually a combination of two of her cards.  I love masking & creating a scene and to tell you the truth ... I just don't do it often enough!!!

Products used on these two cards are:
Stamps - GinaK 'Wild About You', Stampscapes (birds), Just For Fun
Inks - Momento (Cantaloupe, Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black), Colorbox (Rose Coral), SU (Soft Sky), Tim Holtz (Broken China, Frayed Burlap), Stazon (Black)
Accessories -  Eclipse masking, Post It Notes, Sponge Daubers, Spellbinder (Labels 9), Sizzix (656064) leaves, Michaels gingham ribbon, ScorPal

INSIDE SENTIMENT

I think both of these creations will make excellent masculine birthday cards.  Seems you can never have enough masculine creations in your stash.  I also decided to play around with 'score lines' on these creations in  hopes that I could add a little dimension since I can't use my typical flowers & bling!!

The challenges I'd like to enter these cards into tonight are:
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #26 - Let's Get Messy & Inky
Gingerloft Challenge - Silhouette
Here Come The Boys - Jungle Theme
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Animal Crackers
Stampalot Challenge - What's Your Crafty Passion (love creating a 'scene' when I have extra time)
Stamptacular Sunday - To DIE for ... (card #2)

Thanks so much for stopping by and being so kind with your comments!  It truly means the world to me!!  Wishing you each a FABULOUS week ahead!
HUGS from OHIO
Darlene

Friday, July 20, 2012

Aren't Butterflies Beautiful ...

Morning All!
This week's challenge at Joan's Gardens is based on the BUTTERFLY!  And since I had a Cheery Lynn Designs butterfly die that I had never used yet ... 
today's the day.

The challenge requirements are:
  • Make a butterfly card
       (Cheery Lynn Designs DL160 Large Lace Faerie Queen Butterfly)
  • Use green and yellow
      (SU Daffodil Delight card base, Best Creation Glitter Paper Outline sheet)
  • Use something from nature (for instance a fern)
      (Bumble Bee stickers, Sizzix greenery branch in SU Old Olive and a flower made using the Cheery Lynn 'Build a Flower #1' die set)
  • Have at least 3 layers 
    (Base card, Pattern Paper Outline, Cheery Lynn DL102 ' French Pastry' die ... Butterfly, flower & Greenery)

I just LOVE the new Cheery Lynn Designs 'Build a Flower #1' die set that Selma Stevenson helped design for Cheery Lynn.  I've die cut the the pieces with white cardstock then used Momento 'Cantaloupe' & 'Bamboo Leaves' to set the colors I wanted.   I've also added a touch of sparkle to parts of the butterfly with Stickles 'diamonds'.  The other dies used are the Cheery Lynn Designs 'Fanciful Flourish Small' B117S and the Sizzix #656064 set for the green branch.  I've used the reverse tweezers from my PunchBunch Flower Making Kit (purchased at Joan's Gardens) to add texture to the leaves by pinching & folding.

Here's a little better view of this gorgeous butterfly.  There are also 'angel wings' included in this die set but I left them off for this design (mainly because I'm not sure how they are supposed to work!  LOL ... have to talk to Joan/Selma about that).  Originally I had only inked the body of the butterfly with Momento 'bamboo leaves' die then at the last minute I thought it needed more color and went over it with the Tim Holtz 'Peeled Paint' marker.  The rest of the butterfly was colored by using Momento Inks and sponge daubers.

A few other qualifying challenges:
365 Cards: Day 141 - Delicate
Charisma Cards #28 - Your favorite animal (hope butterflies count)
Just Inspirational Challenge - Photo inspiration
 
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Make your own flower
The House that Stamps Built - Outdoors or Wildlife
Craft My Life (new challenge) - July - Anything Goes

I'm so glad you stopped by today and I hope you'll come join in the fun over at Joan's Gardens.  Not only does she have a FABULOUS array of products you can purchase in her shoppe ... but her Thursday challenges are GREAT FUN and can sometimes be down right challenging!!!  She went easy on us this week!  If you take the time and join in Joan's challenge, I'll be sure to pop on over ... take a peek ... and leave you some love!  I find it amazing how much inspiration I draw from everyone else!!

HUGS from OHIO
Darlene

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Shelly's Images Challenge

WOW!  Has 2 weeks gone by already?  
Yes it has and that means it's time for a new challenge at Shelly's Images.

But before I share today's challenge with you, I'd like to announce the winner from the 28 comments here on my blog from the last Shelly's Images challenge posting who will receive a $3 gift voucher for Shelly's Images Store.  And that lucky winner, chosen by Random.Org is:
  #24
Mary J Scrapper said...
Very nice tag. Thanks for playing along at Jackson Digital Expressions
Congratulations Mary J Scrapper ... please email me at akadafney@yahoo.com so I can send along our winner's voucher!  I can't seem to locate your email address in your profile.  Please contact me by July 26th or I shall have to draw another name.

Now on to today's challenge . . .

Today we are jumping on the CHRISTMAS IN JULY bandwagon with an ANYTHING GOES challenge ... as long as it deals with Christmas!  We also have a big sale starting today ... be sure to check it out!

REMEMBER TO USE THE CODE:  ChristmasInJuly 
WHEN CHECKING OUT TO GET YOUR 40% DISCOUNT

The design team creations today will be showcasing Shelly's "NATIVITY" digi image.  If you are getting an early start on your holiday cards, you'll want to pop on over to Shelly's Images Store for some awesome bargains and then if you need inspiration, check out Shelly's Images Challenge Blog.

 For today's card,  I have used Prismacolor markers to color this fabulous image and chalked out around the image to hopefully make it POP a bit more.  Various holiday designer papers were used for the design layout and actually they are scraps from last season.  It's always nice to be able to use up some of my 'scrap pile'.  The snowflake is actually white foam which I've inked and embossed.  I bought a whole pack of different sizes last year at Joann's.  I've added Stickles Diamonds in the center.

Here's a close up so you can see the detail in Shelly's image!
Since I don't use Copics (probably the only person on the planet who doesn't own Copics), I'm always afraid I'm not showcasing the fine detail Shelly puts into her digi images.  But I do my best with what I have.

A few other qualifying challenges are:
Creatalicious Challenge - Christmas in July
Cards for Men #15 - Christmas in July
Hookedoncraft Challenge - Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts - Christmas in July
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas in July
There She Goes - Christmas in July
Totally Stampalicious - Christmas in July

Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun at Shelly's Images!  Remember ... Shelly's Images challenges are now being held TWICE A MONTH ... the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month!  That gives you even MORE TIME to join in our fun!  Hope to see you there!!

HUGS from OHIO

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Double Dutch Card Tutorial

Happy Wednesday blogging friends!

Today I have another fancy fold tutorial to share with you.  And as I have said before, the original tutorial came from Splitcoast Stampers Resources but I know not everyone is a member of SCS so I'm just wanting to share some of these fabulous tutorials with all of you.  You can also click the TUTORIALS TAB (below my header) to see more creations using this folding style.

When I was at Joan's Gardens in Indiana last week visiting with some 'past and new' crafting friends, one lady (waving Hi to Jayne ...) asked me if I'd do a tutorial on my DOUBLE DUTCH cards.  So, here we go ...


These are the cards I made today ... you can go as fancy or as plain as you desire.

SUPPLIES:
One 4 3/16" x 9" piece of cardstock for card base - Scored at 5 1/2"
One 2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock for Dutch Fold bottom - Scored at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8"
 One 4" x 3 1/4" piece of cardstock OR patterned paper for your layer (unless you border punch your front flap, then this panel will be slightly smaller)
Scoring Tool
Adhesive
Your choice of Images or Die Cuts



Using your choice of adhesive (I like score tape for this job), adhere your 2" x 8 1/2" gate folded piece of cardstock to the lower BACK of your base card panel.





This fancy fold is easy to do and is a nice change from the usual single fold cards people are used to receiving!  Why not give it a try today and if you do, I'd LOVE to see what you create!  Please feel free to leave me a comment here on my blog OR you can email me direct at akadafney@yahoo.com

Products I have used for my creations are:
Papers:  White cardstock, KaiserCraft 'The Lake House' designer paper, Silver metallic cardstock
Ink:  Versafine black
Stamps:  Repeat Impressions, Serendipity, Stamps Happen, Inc, Crafty Secrets 'Angel Blessings' & 'Grand Greetings'
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch, Kaiser pearls, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Spellbinder Classic Circle dies, Spellbinder Beaded Circle die, Michaels Holiday wired silver ribbon, Prismacolor markers, Silver Sakura Jelly Roll Glitter pen

Qualifying Challenges for these creations are:
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Free Theme
LEJ Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday #81 - It's All About Circles
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team July Challenge - Circles
Gingerloft Challenge - Fancy Folds
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Going Round in Circles

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you've found inspiration in my creations.
Until next time ...
HUGS from OHIO
Darlene