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Friday, February 23, 2018

CUTE AS A BUTTON FACEBOOK CHALLENGE

Hello There Crafty Friends!
  I want to share a card I made with the Facebook freebie image by...
The challenge is going on at...
Cute As A Button Facebook Group

...Here it is using the beautiful image 'Wooden Shoes'...
I love wooden shoes. I actually have a regular sized pair and two smaller pairs. 
My hubby actually wore the regular sized shoes around the house, it was hilarious, lol.

...For The Card - Step By Step...
White cardstock for card base.
Cut patterned paper to fit the center of the card.
Taped the patterned paper onto the card.
Used a frame die to cut the image out.
Went around the image with the ink pad.
Taped the image to the card.
Taped the tag onto the card, slightly over the image.
Made a bow with the bow making tool.
Then glued the bow onto the tag.

...Products Used... 
Digi Stamp 'Wooden Shoes' By: Cute As A Button
Marco Raffine Colored Pencils
DCWV 4.5"x6.5" 'The Once Upon A Time' Stack
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad 'Tea Dye'
Darice Hemp Cord 
Bow Making Tool - my hubby made
Unbranded Frame Die
Beacon Gem-Tac Glue
Tombow Tape Runner
White Cardstock

Hope you like my card and it gives you some inspiration.
We would love to have you join us!  

Thank you for visiting! 
Happy Crafty Hugs,
Sherry x

...Challenge Entered...
The Outlawz - CAS Challenge

WILD ROSE

Hello My Crafty Friends,
First I want to say welcome to my new followers. :)
I have a card I want to share with you all for a challenge at The Outlawz.

I love this beautiful flower!
I think all wild flowers are beautiful, don't you. :)
This also reminds me of my friend when I was younger. She would play the guitar and we would sing. We did that a lot and sang many songs together. Though I have to admit that me and strumming a guitar don't mix, lol. I could however pick a tune on one, lol.

...For This Card - Step By Step...
Added the flower over the song lyrics in Paint Shop Pro.
Printed out and colored the flower.
Cut the image to fit inside the frame but cut around the leaves to go over it.
Glued the frame onto the image.
Embossed a piece of cardstock, then distressed around it.
Glued a piece of lace across the cardstock and glued the ends on back.
Taped the cardstock onto the card.
Then taped the image onto the card.
...Products Used...
Digistamp By: Beccy's Place
The song 'Wildwood Flower' by: Reese Witherspoon - Soundtrack: Walk The Line
Marco Raffine Colored Pencils
Darice Embossing Folder 'Wire Fence'
Prima Marketing Distressing Tool
Elizabeth Craft Designs Fine Pointed Scissors
Unbranded Frame Die
Lace
Tombow Tape Runner
Ad-tech Crafter's Precision Glue
White/Pink Marbled Cardstock

Have a great day and thank you for visiting.
Happy Crafty Hugs,
Sherry x

...Challenge Entered...
The Outlawz - Freebie Progressive Challenge

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

SCRAPY LAND CHALLENGE #84

Hello My Crafty Friends,
I am so excited, I have some great news I want to share! 
I am now a member of the Scrapy Land DT.

...A new challenge is starting today...
The theme is 'Anything Goes' using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.
...For This Card - Step By Step... 
 Purple cardstock for the card base.
Embossed a piece of pink marbled cardstock.
Added distress ink around the edges.
Cut out the doily and frames with purple marbled cardstock.
Cut out the banner with pink and purple marbled cardstock.
Cut out the flourishes with green cardstock.
Taped the embossed cardstock to the center of the card.
Taped the doily to the center of the card.
Glued the large frame onto the doily.
Glued the two smaller frames in the center of the large frame.
Laid a piece of coffee stained gauge on the left side of the card.
Glued three flourishes in place.
Glued the flowers in place.
Cut a piece of large twine and a piece of small twine to make bows.
Made bows with the twine using the bow making tool.
Glued the large twine onto the card, then the small twine slightly above it.
Attached a piece of lace tape across the bottom of the card.
Glued the two banners together at an angle and onto the card.
...Used These Dies...
Darice Craft Dies 'Round Doily
Darice Nested Craft Dies 'Oblong Doily Frames'  
Here are other Darice options
Tattered Lace Dies 'Florentine Flourishes'
Here are other Tattered Lace options
Crafters Companion Metal Die/Stamp Set 'Cherished Memories'
Here are other Crafters Companion options

...Other Products Used...
Darice Lace Tape
Darice Hemp Cord
Darice Embossing Folder 'Love Is Background Quote'
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad 'Tea Dye'
Lawn Fawn Ink Pad 'Wild Rose'
Coffee Stained Gauge and Flowers
Beacon Gem-Tac Glue and Tombow Tape Runner
Purple/Pink Marbled/Purple Marbled/Green Cardstock
 
I hope you like my card it and it gives you some inspiration.
There's a great prize to be won, so hope you come join us in the fun!
 
Have a great day!
Thank you for visiting.
 Happy Crafty Hugs,  
Sherry x

Thursday, February 15, 2018

THE CREATIVE CRAFTERS CHALLENGE #1

Hello There My Crafty Friends!
 I am so excited to share the news with you today!
My dear friend Mary at Ameera Crafts and I have started a challenge blog together and today is the first day of the challenge. We would love for you to come and join us!

All our challenges are 'Anything Goes'

I want to share with y'all my first project for the challenge. 
I have been working on this on and off for awhile and finally (after I was happy with it) 
I am finished, yay!
I wanted it to look kinda fairy like, though not sure I accomplished that, lol.
Do ya think a fairy would like to live there? :)
It can hang up too. :)
I sure had a lot of fun making it. :)

...For This Project - Step By Step...
Cut a piece of cardboard off of a box.
Took most of the top layer off to show the corrugated part.
Using dies I cut out the window and fence with white cardstock. 
Then used the distress ink pad on the window and fence.
Attached them to the piece of cardboard using Ad-tech glue.
Stamped the sentiment on white cardstock with distress ink.
Cut out the sentiment and added distress ink around it.
Poked a hole in each top side of it, put twine in it with a knot on each end. 
Attached the twine to the cardboard with glue and a pop-dot behind the paper. 
Cut out grape vine leaves and other greenery with dies.
Glued all the greenery on using Ad-tech glue.
Then glued the flowers and curled flower stems on using Gem-Tac glue.
Glued a string of pearls in and around the greenery on the top using Gem-Tac glue. 
Used a dark brown marker on the cardboard inside the window.
Glued two pieces of lace in the window with Ad-tech glue.
Cut two pieces of green cardstock to go across the bottom.
Folded the green cardstock in half and cut small lines across it to make grass.
Used a wet napkin on the grass and twisted the top of each blade with tweezers.
Glued one strip of grass across the bottom of the cardboard and fence with Ad-tech glue.
Made a fold line on the bottom part of the second strip of grass.
Then glued the grass a little lower, folded the bottom behind the cardboard, glued in place.
Added flatback pearls with Ad-tech glue on the top greenery and on the grass.
Cut a piece of twine long enough for hanging, wrapped a string of pearls around it.
Glued the ends of the string of pearls to the ends of the twine to keep it together.
Then glued an end on each side of the top part on the back of the cardboard.

...Products Used...
Cardboard 
Sizzix Vintaj BigKick Die Cut Machine
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad 'Tea Dye'
We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Tool
Flowers, String Pearls, Flatback Pearls and Lace
Spellbinders Window Die
Fence and Greenery Dies
Clear Sentiment Stamp
Elizabeth Craft Fine Point Scissors and Tweezers
Beacon Gem-Tac Glue and Ad-tech Crafter's Precision Glue
Green/White Cardstock

I hope you like my card and it gives you some inspiration. 
The challenge runs from February 15th to March 8th. 
Come on and join us in the fun!

The Creative Crafters

Thank you for visiting!
Happy Crafty Hugs, 
Sherry - DT/Co-Owner x

...Challenges Entered...
All Things Crafty Challenge #18 - Floral
Cardz TV Challenge #34 - Anything Goes
CropStop Link Party #37 - Use Products CropStop Carries
Creative Knockouts Challenge #233 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #517 - One Word Sentiment

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

DIGISTAMPS4JOY CHALLENGE #145

Hello Crafty Friends,
We have a new challenge starting today over at
  The theme for this challenge is...
Anything Goes with a Twist "I love you"

...Here's my inspiration card for the challenge...
I think this image is so beautiful! She looks like she is waiting for her love.

I had already made a tag with the image. But then I saw a beautiful card someone had made with a tag on it that had an image, I just had to try it. The die cut I had made previously with the butterfly and flowers matched the die cut roses on the tag, so thought it perfect for the card. I tried putting patterned paper behind the die cut but it just took away from it and made the images hard to see. But I also didn't want just plain paper, so got out my favorite distress ink pad 'Tea Dye' and went around the front of the card.
As for the tag, I cut it out in a color that worked with her flowers. Then I fussy cut the image out, added coffee stained gauge on the tag, then glued the image on.
 I enjoy working with the rolled die cut flowers. After I roll the flower and glue it together, I use my tweezers to curl the edges of the petals downward.

...Products Used...
Digistamps 'Juliette' By: Digistamps4Joy
Marco Raffine Colored Pencils
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad 'Tea Dye'
 Elizabeth Craft Designs Fine Pointed Scissors
 Elizabeth Craft Designs Fine Pointed Tweezers
Unbranded Deco Tag Die
Unbranded Flower Die
Unbranded Butterfly Scene Die 
Coffee Stained Gauge - from stash
Flatback Pearls - from stash
Ribbon - from stash 
Ad-tech Crafter's Precision Glue
Forever In Time Paper Craft Collection 'Pop Dots' 
Beacon Gem-Tac Glue
 
And that's my DT card.
  Hope you like it and it gives you some inspiration.
Hope you come join us in the fun!
  
Thank you for visiting.
Happy Crafty Hugs,
Sherry x
 
 
 

Charity Fundraiser - Image That Digistamp

Hello There Crafty Friends,
...I want to let you all know that...
Image That Digistamp is having a 'Charity Fundraiser
 For a wonderful place that a lot of people (including me) are thankful for. 

Ronald McDonald House Charity
 
You can get this adorable "Valentine Kitty" digi kit FREE with a $10 or more purchase.
In the Imagine That Digistamp Shop during the month of February.

Even if you don't want the kit, you can still donate to the charity.
You can go here, read her story, shop for cuties and donate... :)

Happy Crafty Hugs,
Sherry x

Friday, February 9, 2018

CUTE AS A BUTTON NEW RELEASE

Hello There Crafty Friends!
First I want to say welcome to the new followers. :)

  I want to share with y'all a card I made for a new release at... 
Using the beautiful 'Your Love Is Enough'
She reminds me of the beautiful ladies you see in a circus. 
So much enjoyment watching circus performers.
 
...For This Card - Step By Step... 
 Purple cardstock for the card base.
 After coloring the image I fussy cut around her.
Cut patterned paper to fit center of the card.
Laid the image onto the paper and traced inside the heart.
Cut out the traced heart opening on the patterned paper.
Using Ad-tech glue, I glued lace across the card front, where the opening will be.
Oh the back of the image, I put Ad-tech glue on the heart frame area.
Then used a Tombow tape runner to add tape on the back of the lady.
Then attached the image onto the patterned paper, over the heart opening.
The flowers where already cut out, so rolled them up and glued the end to the roll.
 Using tweezers, I curled the inside of the flower tighter and glued in place.
With the tweezers I curled the edges of the flower petals.
Then glued the grape vine and flowers onto the card using Gem-Tac glue.
 
...Products Used...
Marco Raffine Colored Pencils
KaiserCraft 6.5" Paper Pad 'Say Aloha'
Black Lace
Grape Leaf Die and Rolled Flower Die
Elizabeth Craft Fine Point Scissors and Tweezers
Slice Precision Cutter
Ad-tech Crafter's Precision Glue
Beacon Gem-Tac Glue and Tombow Tape Runner
Light Purple/Dark Purple Cardstock
 
I hope you like my card. :)
 
If you're looking for some more inspiration come visit...
 There are many more wonderful images to chose from at...
 You still have time to join in the challenge...
 You are also invited to join the...  
 
Thank you for visiting.
Happy Crafty Hugs,
Sherry x