Saturday, December 10, 2016

Christmas with Crafting with Dragonflies

Our theme this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is Christmas Cards.



I used a Fold-a-long die set from Sizzix/Jen Long to create this fun card.

The string of lights is a free vector file that was cut on my Silhouette Cameo. The bases were cut from a shiny silver paper. The bulbs were cut from white cardstock; before removing the paper from the mat after cutting, I colored the bulbs with markers & painted them with glow-in-the-dark paint.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania: Light in the darkness + manual die-cut machine
City Crafter Challenge #341: Feature a Christmas Tree
The Stamping Boutique: Fancy Folds

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Pilin' On Two Patterns

The theme this fortnight at Pile It On is Two Patterns (or 2 patterned papers). We're sponsored by Sami Stamps. I used Sami's adorable Christmas Sweater Bear along with one of the many loose sweater die cuts I have after a recent project. This is my first card using this Fold-a-long die set from Sizzix/Jen Long; so easy & fun!



The image is colored with Copic markers. I used ZIG glue pens to add white flocking to all the sweater bits. For the bear's sweater, I "piled" the flocking with a pencil eraser.

Inspiration/Challenges:
The Crafty Addicts: Anything goes/Option of Christmas Paper
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Crafting Musketeers: Christmas Wishes
Fussy and Fancy: Different Folds or Shaped Cards
Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies 
Sami Stamps Challenge #43: Anything Goes with Sami Stamps (Christmas Sweater Bear)
Shopping Our Stash: Warm & Fuzzy + stash (sweater die cut)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Christmas + Dies
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: Anything made by a DT member


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Friday, November 25, 2016

Weather at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our theme this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies, chosen by teammate Susan, is Weather.

I made a Twist & Pop card using papers from Graphic45's Raining Cats & Dogs collection.



I cut out the dog several times to create layers.


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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Resistance with the UnstampaBelles

The UnstampaBelles November challenge is Resistance with the twist of a Explain how you've used the resist technique. You can make whatever you like without using any stamps.

I wanted to try something new-to-me, so I made these glue & alcohol ink plastic eggs:

Basically, I just doodled on a plastic egg with glue. Then I colored it with alcohol inks (Copic marker refills), peeled off the glue, and viola!



















Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teammates and hope you'll join us this month at UnstampaBelles!


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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Pilin' On the Thanks

The theme this fortnight at Pile It On is Thankful / Thank You. I tried my hand at a Twist & Pop card.


The sentiment is from Doodle Pantry's "So Mustache" set. I printed it on white paper and then made a background with a mustache stamp in Antique Linen distress ink. I used another mustache from the same set (Recollections) to stamp the "brackets" around the sentiment. I added black flocking with a ZIG glue pen. 

The bottom portion of the card is decorated with strips of mustache-patterned washi tape, and an orange die-cut border.

I made the bellyband with scrap kraft paper & orange burlap ribbon. The mustache cut file is from Bea Original. I actually found it under my table LOL, it fell out of my stash box at some point. I inked it black, drew lines on it with a glue pen, and covered it with black flocking.

I was inspired by cute photos of our toddler nephews with little mustaches drawn on their cute faces. Sorry those photos aren't included online for privacy reasons, but this design calls for 4 panels on the inside, so I added photos of myself with a fake mustache (part of a Ravens football fan thing some years ago) and my husband with his natural beauty! I made this card as a thank-you to the boys' parents. Also, November is Movember, a time to raise awareness for men's health issues, so this theme seemed timely!

Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner: Use a Sentiment
Creative Corner: Thank You
Dragonfly Journeys: #79 A Thankful Heart
Fab 'n' Funky: Get Krafty
Left of Center Creative Challenges: #156 Inspired By... (mustaches)
Love to Scrap: Fancy Folds + stamping

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