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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Yummy Cupcakes with Diecut Divas

What better way to say goodbye to a month of yummy things to eat then with cupcakes. 


Diecut Divas, Doodle Pantry Yummy Cupcakes

Diecut Divas, Doodle Pantry Yummy Cupcakes

Card Tip:

Do you ever have the instance that you want to use a die but its not quite long enough, wide enough for your image, well here is what you can do:
Step 1: You can only extend your die in one direction or it starts getting to difficult.
Step 2: Just as a fail safe, place the die on the image you wish to cut out and make a line where it ends.
Step 3: using washi tape, or post it tape, tape the die in place.
Step 4: Place into your diecut machine but line your cutting plate up to finish where you have made your line, run it through.
Step 5:Slide your die carefully across to incorporate the new area you want cut, lining it up with your already cut section.
Step 6: Line your cutting plate up with the line again, on the other side this time and run it through.
Step 7: Tidy up your die cut if and where needed.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: 5"x 7" white card stock, Quill black card stock.
Papers: Papers from a free magazine kit.
Markers:
               Cupcake 1: V01+V04+V06+V09, E23+E33+E55
               Cupcake 2: BG000+BG01+BG02+BG05,                                                           E23+E33+E55
Dies: Mpress curved rectangle.
Other: Purple ribbon for bow from stash.


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Friday, 29 May 2015

Hearts and Diecut Divas

You would have seen the fantastic digital kits that Doodle Pantry sell but you may not be aware that they also sell SVG files as well. So armed with my Brother Scan and Cut and this SVG file this is what I created.


Diecut Divas, Doodle Pantry, Clearly I Stamp Designs SVG file

Diecut Divas, Doodle Pantry, Clearly I Stamp Designs SVG file, Clearly Besotted


Diecut Divas, Doodle Pantry, Clearly I Stamp Designs SVG file, Clearly Besotted Stamps, Garden Favourites Quilled Creation Dies.



Card Tip:

This is a great kit to purchase for the SVG novice like myself, it comes with full instructions as to how to create your card/s out of the multiple of layers you will cut.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Bazzill white card stock, Quill black and maroon card stock, yellow vellum from stash.
Papers: Patterned paper from stash.
Stamps: Clearly Besotted stamp set.
Ink: Versamark and white detailed embossing powder, Versafine black onyx ink.
Dies: Clearly I Stamp Designs Card Cut Hearts via Doodle Pantry, Garden Favourites quilled creation dies, Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder.


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Monday, 18 May 2015

Pop Ups with Perfectly Rustics

Over at Perfectly Rustics this fortnight we are talking about Pop Up Cards. Firstly I will admit I scoured youtube for video tutorials, but likely for me, my  Elizabeth Crafts Lots of Pops Die arrived just in time and this is what I came up with.
Perfectly Rustics, Elizabeth Crafts Lots of Pops

Perfectly Rustics, Elizabeth Crafts Lots of Pops

Perfectly Rustics, Elizabeth Crafts Lots of Pops

Card Tip:

I haven't used any of the accessories that come with this die. I  have also used the simplest option - to see more of what this die has to offer here is a technique video Karen Burniston Pop it Ups pop-up dies for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: 5"x 7" white card base, Quill cream and burgundy card stock.
Papers: Bo Bunny silver and gold collection.
Dies: Papertrey Ink modern alphabet dies, modern alphabet dies upper, Elizabeth Craft Designs lots of pops, agatha edges,merry christmas, holiday house.
Other: Gina K Design organza ribbon.


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Thursday, 14 May 2015

A Birthday Cake with Diecut Divas.

We are still talking yummy things to eat over at Diecut Divas this month. One of my favourite Julia Child's quotes states that "A party without cake is just a meeting" so as to not be accused of throwing a meeting here is my Doodle Pantry birthday cake.


Diecut Divas, Doodle Pantry Cute Cake

Diecut Divas, Doodle Pantry Cute Cake

Card Tip:

A kit from Doodle Pantry includes coloured and un-coloured images, not to mention corresponding background papers and sentiments. In this instance I have used the coloured version but layered it up for dimension (2 layers) The image is laid out so well that fussy cutting was a breeze.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: 5"x7" card base trimed down slightly.
Papers: Kaisercraft 6.5" magic happens paper pad.
Dies: Memory Box happy and birthday.
Other: home made acrylic dots.

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Sunday, 10 May 2015

Engagement Card for Guys

I previously made a wedding aniversay card for a friend and recently she came me and asked if I could do another one of those "fold out cards, that's an engagement card for two guys". Well first I figured out that like last time she wanted an easel card. Next - where to find an image to use for two guys getting engaged. So I searched the power of the interwebs as well as some very in the know Facebook groups and I came across Mayzy Arts Mix and Match Kissers Set. This is perfect for any couple combination you may need. This is what I came up with


Mayzy Arts Mix and Match Kissers Set.

Mayzy Arts Mix and Match Kissers Set.


Card Tip:

Don't limit yourself with your embellishments and pattern paper by what you think the occasion dictates, use what suits your finished image.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: white card stock for easel base, blue card stock from stash.
Papers: DCWV blossom song stack.
Stamps: Mayzy Arts Mix and Match Kissers Set.
Markers:
               Skin: E000+EE00+E11+E02
               Hair: E23+E25+E29, E31+E33+E35
               Shirt: YG03+YG06, B02+B05
               Pants: E13+E15+E18, E55+E33+E23+E35 
               Belt: C5+C7+C9 
               Shoes: E57+E55 
Dies: Spellbinders Lacy Heart, Couture Creations nesting heart die.
Other: Heart embellishment made from cut out digital image.



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Saturday, 9 May 2015

New Design Team Member

Hello everyone,
I am super excited to say that I have been invited
 to join a brand new Design Team.
Morgan Fitzsimon who was one of the contributors at Fitztown has decided to go out on her own.
There are plans for a new challenge blog
with an official launch and a new release blog hop in June, so head over and join the site so you don't miss a thing.
In the meantime, head over to the Facebook group
Morgan's ArtWorld to see some fantastic projects using Morgan's images.

Monday, 4 May 2015

A Guest Book with Perfectly Rustics

There is a new challenge starting over at Perfectly Rustics today with a theme of Use Three of Something, I also wanted to share a project that was a huge joy to create. My little sister Rachael decided to get married to the love of her life Simon on 30th April 2015 in New Zealand and I was incredibly honored that they asked me to create a guest book for them. This was the first time I had made anything like this and with only a guest list of 17 - it presented an interesting challenge, This is what I came up with.






Card Tip:

I needed to create a small guest book that was strong enough to hold up but also had black pages - a request made by the groom. So my solution was covering a chipboard album. I started off with a American Crafts 6x8 chipboard minibook, and covered it with assorted card stock.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Bazzill royalty,her majesty,black tie.
Papers: cream paper from local scrapbook store.
Stamps: Tiddly Inks As You Wish
Markers:
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E02+R20 
               Guy's Hair: E33+E35+E37
               Lady's Hair: E40+E41+E43+E31
               Guy's Shirt: E50+E30
               Guys Tunic: E23+E25+E29
               Guy's Pants: E53+E55+E57
               Guy's Boots: C01+C03+C05+C07
               Lady's Shirt: E50+E30
               Lady's Dress: V000+V01+V12+V04
               Lady's Shoes: E53+E55+E57
Dies: Cuttlebug typewriter font die, Spellbinders lattice rectangle, Couture Creations nesting hearts, I also used my Brother Scan and Cut for the page shapes.
Other: Prima flowers, purple and cream ribbon from stash.


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Friday, 1 May 2015

Diecut Divas May Challenge

So its the 1st of May so you know what that means, a brand new challenge and a brand sponsor over at Diecut Divas.
This month it is all about Doodle Pantry and Something Yummy to Eat. So with that in mind here is my first project.


Doodle Pantry Sweet Stuff


Card Tip:

Instead of using my die to cut out the whole piece, I have placed my die all the way to the right to get the size that I was after but still have the details I wanted.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Kasazz A2 card base in, DCWR yellow card stock, Quill white card stock.
Stamps: Doodle Pantry Sweet Stuff
Markers:
               Sweets: RV09+RV06+RV04+RV02, 
                              V01+V04+V06+V09, 
                              YG03+YG06+YGO9+G14,
                              BG01+BG02+BG05     
Dies: Simon Says Stamps stitched rectangles
Other: Home made enamel dots.