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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Beachies

I'm back to share another warm and sunny card for CC Designs.
This time I've used the new set called Beachies.  Isn't she adorable (and the starfish is super-cute too)!
The sentiment is also from this set.


I used the Circle die and a number of Enamel Dots with some lovely Glitz papers and this quick, clean and simple card was done :)

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Summer
Simon Says Stamp - Use patterned paper

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy

Friday, June 24, 2016

Favourite Seasons

There is a Cyber Crop happening at Mystical Scapbooks this weekend.
The theme is Favourite Seasons and I chose to do Winter.

Even though I don't really like the cold of Winter, I do love that warm and cozy feeling of snuggling into a blanket or soft knits.  I decided to scrap this photo of my youngest two, there's nothing much sweeter than a baby all snuggled up in a cuddly, fluffy suit is there?!

I tried to convey that warm, cozy feeling of Winter by using felt, and a button and doing some stitching on the page too.  So my challenge for you is to use some kind of fabric, buttons and sewing on your page.




The sentiment along the side is cut from the Eclectic paper by Cocoa Vanilla. I say something similar to my girls every night still, after all this time, so it was perfect for my page.

The paper is Seamstress from the Little Yellow Bicycle Clothesline range.  I really loved both sides and only had 1 sheet, so I had to carefully cut a strip out and reverse it where I wanted the panel to be. But it was worth it!  This paper range is especially gorgeous in real life because it has a linen type of texture on one side.

The darker yellow paper around the photo, matt and the small stars is Simple Stories Life in Colour Teal/Yellow paper.

Cardstock is Bazzill Basic White.

The fancy border and date are from the Pink Paislee Hey Kid Element Stickers.
The alphabet is Sunrise - Natural by Thickers.

I used white felt for my stars and just did a simple stitch, tied at the front, to secure them.

I also used some embossing paste and the Stars Stencil from CC Designs on the white matt behind the photo.  The scalloped rectangle die is also from CC Designs.

I hope you'll be inspired and join us for our Seasonal Challenge.

Thanks for dropping by :)

Kathy










Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Frame It!


I have another page for Mystical Scrapbooks to share with you today.
It's my turn to host the Challenge too and your mission this month is to :
Frame It - Use a frame over your photo.

I cut my photo to be the same size as the frame, but then tilted it so that you could see the edges of the photo beneath.  I think this made it a little more interesting.  You could also put a smaller frame over a full size photo to highlight a portion of it or you could just frame the outside of the photo normally.


My frame was from the Cocoa Vanilla - Free Spirit Die Cut Ephemera pack.  There are many packs similar to this that include frames or you could make your own using 2 square layering dies or any shape you wish.

Everything else on the page is from the Simple Stories - Life in Colour collection.
I love the hugs and kisses paper, it's called Big Memories and it works so well with the quote.
The pink paper is the B side of So Much Happiness.
The sentiment is from the 4x6 Horizontal Journal Elements paper.
The little strips of papers, flowers and clips are from the Ephemera pack.

I also used Bazzill Basic White Cardstock.

I hope you'll join in our challenge this month.  I can't wait to see your creations.

Thanks for dropping by :)

Kathy







Friday, June 10, 2016

Under the Sea

Today is RELEASE DAY for all of our new JUNE products at C.C. Designs!! As you have seen from our Preview Days, all of these products are fabulous! For the month of June, we have 4 adorable character stamp sets, 1 Jumbo Numbers Die, and an awesome Make A Card Summer Die!


In addition, we have a Mid-Month Release that is also in the store now featuring 5 different characters and 4 sentiment sets. We'll be doing a BLOG HOP for the Mid-Month Release on Monday, June 13th so be sure to stop back by for a chance at another prize!

 
AND, to make things even more exciting, we have 8 NEW DoveArt Studios Stamps as well!! I'm telling you, there are all sorts of goodies to purchase today!! The DoveArt Studios team is also doing a BLOG HOP for a chance at a prize!

You can participate in the DoveArt Studios BLOG HOP here: DoveArt Studios


This card features the new DoveArt Studio Flower Lily:



I decided to use the new Under The Sea stamp set.  I love everything about this set, the mermaid and sea creatures are all adorable and the sentiments are fabulous and fun too!

I thought I would try making a simple card just using the super cute turtle from this set along with the bubbles and the punny turtle sentiment.
I white embossed the bubbles and sentiment onto blue card and then cut a circle out of it using the circle die.
I sponged a little water background for him using distress inks and then splashed water on to it and placed this behind the circle opening.
The turtle is popped up for dimension and I added a few sequins too.





Every release we will have a New Release Blog Hop to showcase our awesome Design Team! Check out their amazing creations!

C.C. Designs Blog
Christine
Colleen
Jo
Kathy
Laura
Martha
Rosemary
Simone
Stacie
Tamara

And we can’t have a Blog Hop without a PRIZE!! Here's how to enter:

Leave a comment on each DT Member’s Blog, and then head back to the C.C. Designs Blog to let us know you completed the hop. One random winner will receive a prize for completing the blog hop!!
*This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, June 12th at NOON, 12pm EST. Winners will be announced the following week.

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy










Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Teeny Bikini

It's a bit hard to believe that it's almost time for another new release at CC Designs!
And it's Summery beach weather for some people, while it's freezing and dreary, with flooding rains here :(  
Anyway it was lovely to see some sunshine, even if it was just on a card.

This is a sneak peek of a new set called Teeny Bikini.  She is just so adorable isn't she?!  The starfish is included in the set too along with a shell and some sentiments.
I decided to choose a different sentiment though. This one is from a new set called Beachies.  (I just couldn't resist it) :)
The sun is from the new Make a Card Summer die.




Ingredients :
Stamps : Teeny Bikini, Beachies
Card : x-press it, crumb cake, sugar, Uncharted Waters (Glitz)
Ink : memento back, versafine, antique linen distress ink
Other : Make a card Summer die, Make a card #11 die, Make a card #14 die, white ep, copics

Copics used :
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53, 55
R 30
YR 14, 16, 18
Y 11, 13, 15
C 1
BG 0000, 000


The new release stamps and dies will be available tomorrow and the Design Team at CC Designs have a blog hop happening. 
I hope you'll come back again then and take a look at all the awesome new stuff :)


I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

The Ribbon Girl - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
One Crazy Stamper - anything goes


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy







Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Cute as a Bug

I have a scrap page to share with you today :)

 I have really wanted to add a copic coloured image to a layout for quite a while now, and I've finally done it :)
I thought little Elfie from CC Designs would work really well with the photo of my 2 girls being bugs (actually a butterfly and an ant)!

The toadstools are from the Make a card #13 die and I coloured them with copics too.  The clouds are from this die also.

I used the new Jumbo Alphabet die too. Ever since I saw it I have wanted to use it on a page!  It is such a great size for scrapbooking and super cute too :)




The beautiful paper is by Simple Stories - Life in Colour. It's called The good life and the Teal/Yellow papers I've used for the title are also from this range.  I actually diecut the letters from card first and then glued the paper diecut on top of that for some extra dimension.

I also used Bazzill white and the small alphabet used for the title are Sunrise Thickers.

These things are available at Mystical Scrapbooks.




I'm so glad I finally got to combine my love of stamping and colouring with my love of scrapping :)

Thanks for dropping by today.
Kathy




Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Star

I have another card for CC Designs to share with you today.

This is a Little Pixie stamp called Star.  She's very sweet isn't she?!
This sentiment, plus a couple of others, comes with her too :)
I decided to cut it out with this star banner from Make a Card #14 Die and I just used some star dust stickles on the star (and on the other stars too)!

The whole card is cut out using this die as well.  I love how you get the stitching detail on the card's edge with it.




The papers from the Tickled Pink pad fit her so well. And I used the Make a Tag Die again too :)


Ingredients :

Stamps : Little Pixie Star
Card : x-press it, slate, silver, Tickled Pink paper
Ink : memento black, versafine
Other : Make a card #14 die, Make a tag #6 die, ribbon, brad, star dust stickles, copics

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Allsorts - Happy Birthday
Ribbon Girl - Any image
Inky Chicks - Anything but square
Simon Says Stamp - Make a wish




Thanks for dropping by today :)
Kathy