Friday, March 27, 2015

By DIEzyne Blog Hop

It's finally here!  The second release from By DIEzyne Dies.  We are celebrating this weekend on Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group and C.C. Designs Facebook Group.
We are kicking everything off with a really big blog hop!
We have the C.C. Designs DT here today to share their creativity with the new By DIEzyne Dies. You can find By DIEzyne Dies by clicking HERE

I was lucky enough to use two new releases from By DIEzyne Dies: the Dotted Wings and Puffy Things Die and the Big Stitched and Pierced Rectangles Die.
They are both fantastic!!!
The butterfly border is beautiful and the set also includes some super-cute clouds which I'm sure I will use a lot.
And I love the stitched and pierced markings on the rectangle dies! I won't be cutting rectangular mats any more, I will be using this die set - SO much quicker, easier and prettier!
  And straighter too :)

I also used two wonderful stamps from CC Designs on my card.

What is a blog hop without prizes?!?!
Of course we have prizes.  We are going to play a game.
Here is how you play:
1.  Visit each blog along the way.
2.  Leave a comment.
3.  Become a follower of each persons blog.
4.  Each person will have 1 or more letters posted.  Collect all those letters to unscramble the word.
5.  The last person on the hop is Rhea, the creator of By DIEzyne Dies.  Leave your answer in a comment on her blog.  Make sure you also follow her blog.
To qualify all steps need to be followed.
Two lucky winners will receive 1 By DIEzyne Die Set and 1 stamp from C.C. Designs.

MY LETTER IS - G's the blog hop game.  But, there are more chances to win over the weekend on Passionate Paper Creations and Friends and C.C. Designs Fan Page - Facebook Groups.
Make sure to come join the party!
Passionate Paper Creations and Friends > Click HERE
C.C. Designs Fan Page > Click HERE
Special guest hopping with the team...
Your last stop on the Hop....This is where you leave your answer :)

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Friday, March 20, 2015


I have another gorgeous stamp to show you from the newest CC Designs release :)
This one is from Pollycraft and is called Birdie. She's super cute!

CC Designs, Pollycraft, Birdie

It's unusual for me not to add a sentiment, but I decided to keep this one plain so that I could use it for any occasion.

I also used the Make a Card #2 Die to cut a flower embellishment from felt and then added a button to it.

Ingredients :

Stamp : Birdie
Card : x-press it, pool party, black, Kate & Co (MME)
Ink : memento black
Other : Make a card #2 die, felt, button, copics

Copics used :

R 30, 81, 83, 85
BG 0000, 09, 11, 72
YR 14
Y 15, 21, 23
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53, 55
W 00, 1, 3

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

Sketch Saturday for this wonderful sketch.
Cute Card Thursday -Spring Fever
ABC Challenge - F is for Festive
Simon Says Spring Challenge
Stamp and Create - Is it spring yet

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Carrot Love Easter Gift

Hi :)

I have a little Easter treat to share with you today using another new CC Designs image.

Sorry I can't actually share the eggs with you though, I bought a whole bucket of M&M's eggs to make this gift for a neighbour.  I had bought a big bucket so that I could make more than one but that didn't happen. My girls and I just ate what was left over (which was a lot)!  :)

cc designs, carrot love

Anyway, I found this square plastic milk bottle at a cheap store and thought it would make a cute little Easter gift. I filled it with eggs and decorated the front with the adorable Carrot Love stamp.
I cut out a kraft tag using the By DIEzyne Pierced Tickets Die and used white craft ink to make the background with the CC Designs Dot Stencil. I cut a circle out of the same card to decorate the top of the lid too.
The Happy  Easter is from the new Amy R Hopped Up sentiment set and I cut it out using the Make a Card #4 Die.

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Monday, March 9, 2015

New Spring Baby

It's time for another challenge over at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.  This month we are challenging you to use Spring Colours.

new baby, whimsy stamps

I chose this gorgeous Sylvia Zet image from Whimsy Stamps to use. It's called New Baby and it's so gorgeous!
The sentiment is from the Whimsy Definitions Notables 7 set.  I just trimmed it into a circle to fit in with the rest of the card design.
I also used the Whimsy Double Scallop Doily Die.
The papers are from Echo Park - Head over Heels and My Minds Eye - Oxford Lane.
I used Stardust Stickles around the edges of  the clouds and
I also used some White Webb Ribbon and an Ice Storm Button.

Ingredients :

Stamps : New BabyWhimsy Definitions Notables 7
Card : x-press it, baja, sky blue,Echo Park - Head over Heels and My Minds Eye - Oxford Lane
Ink : memento black
Other : Whimsy Double Scallop Doily DieStardust SticklesWhite Webb Ribbon and an Ice Storm Button, copics

Copics used :
W 1, 3
BG 0000. 00. 10, 11
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53, 55
YR 14, 16, 18
R 30

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Die cuts and punches
Papertake weekly challenge - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Bunny Twila

Hi :)  It's day 3 of the new release previews at CC Designs.
Today the DT are sharing cards made with these two cute Roberto's stamps.

I love both of these but decided to use Twila, she's one of my favourite characters :)
She would make a fantastically cute Easter card of course, but the new sentiment set, Hopped Up, gives some other great ways to use her too.

cc designs, bunny twila

Ingredients :
Stamps :  Bunny Twila, Hopped Up
Card : x-press. slate, grey. always dsp
Ink : memento black
Other : pink rhinestones, copics

Copics used :

R 20, 30, 81
RV 0000, 21, 23, 25
E 000, 00, 21, 39,50, 53, 55

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

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Please take a look at the CC Designs Blog for more inspiration and a chance to win a fantastic prize :)
Thanks for dropping by today :)


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lucy with Bunnies

Hi :)  It's the start of another month!  And that means a new stamp release from CC Designs :)

Today the Design Team are sharing cards featuring the gorgeous Goldie and Lucy with Bunnies.

I chose Lucy with Bunnies to colour.  I love her (AND the bunnies)! She is SO beautiful!
She would make a wonderful Easter card of course but you could use her for birthday cards too.
The new Hopped Up sentiment set gives a choice of Easter and other sayings to use with the stamps so they can be used all year round. Bonus!

lucy with bunnies, cc designs, make a card #5, Make a card #2

I have used some new dies on my card too.  The pink oval is from the new Make a Card #5 die set and it works perfectly with the Make a Card #2 set (the white oval and scalloped oval).  And the little tulips are from the Lucy with Bunnies Outline Die.  I decided not to use it to cut her out for this card and just created the tulips instead, they look very pretty don't they!?

Ingredients :
Stamps : Lucy with Bunnies, Hopped Up
Card : xpress it, naturals ivory, pink pirouette,wisteria, pear, pear dsp, maja spring
Ink : memento black, baja
Other : Make a Card #5 die, Make a card #2 die, Lucy with Bunnies outline die, subtles dots, pirouette ribbon, copics

The new release is available from the CC Designs store on the 7th. And please take a look at the CC Designs blog to see what the rest of the DT created with these gorgeous stamps :)

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Simon Says - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Furry Friends
The Ribbon Girl - Add Flowers
Stamp and Create - Is it spring yet?

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Monday, February 16, 2015

iphone wallet card tutorial

Hi :) I have a tutorial for CC Designs to share with you today using the fabulous CC Designs Cutters Make a Card #4 Die.

I had the idea to try creating a copy of my iphone wallet case.  I knew if I could get it to work it would be a great gift card holder because my case has little slots inside for cards.
So this is my real phone and case and my copy.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out :)
Here's how I did it :


Firstly cut a piece of cardstock approx 5 3/4  x 5", score in half and position largest rectangle die off folded edge as shown and diecut.
Cut another 2 large rectangles from card. Cut 1 end off so that it is 3 1/2" long and cut end off other rectangle so that it is 3 3/4" long.  Then cut off 1 side edge of both so that they are 2 5/8" wide.


Diecut another large rectangle and cut off 1 end so that it's 1 3/4" long. Score it at 5/8" and 6/8" with straight edge against score board.  Repeat this step with patterned paper.

I then used the 1 1/2" rectangle to cut adhesive metal sheet (for "clasp"). Score it at halfway lengthwise.
Adhere the 2 trimmed rectangles to the inside of "case". I decided to leave the edges near the middle open for ease of getting cards in and out.  They fit snuggly and there is no chance of them moving. 

With the smaller cut rectangle and matching patterned paper one, I adhered a magnet (Basic Grey Magnetic Disc = WONDERFUL!) to the cardstock and then adhered the patterned paper rectangle over the top of it. Then attach to the inside as shown.  I then attached the scored "metal" paper to this for the clasp.
I attached another magnet to outside of case and used a little distress ink around the edges.

For the "phone", I used white gloss card for a bit of extra realism, but ordinary white would work too. These are the dies I used to create it: This time using the second largest rectangle, so that phone is slightly smaller than the case.


You could cut your stamped image out using the same size rectangle die as the phone or just cut a small rectangle to fit behind the "window".
I also cut a piece of acetate to place over the top of my stamped image and behind the window.  It made it look more like a phone screen but if you don't have any, you don't really need it :)  I used pop up adhesive dots to attach the phone to the case.

I had already coloured up this super-cute Pollycraft stamp called Pixie and decided to use it as the image in my phone.  But one of the new teenager stamps would have been really wonderful to use. Or if it ever happens that you're not in a colouring mood, you could use a real photo instead - that would be great too.  I also used a little rectangle and corner rounded it for a sentiment card. I just stamped the birthday sentiment at the top and left the rest blank for a personal message.

iphone card, case, wallet, cc designs, Pixie, tutorial

This was easy to make and is a great, fun way to give a gift card.  I hope you'll give my iphone wallet card a try :)

Thanks for dropping by today :)