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Friday, May 19, 2017

Bug Birgitta

I'm here to share another card using one of the newly released stamps from CC Designs.
This little cutie is called Bug Birgitta and she's a real sweetheart isn't she?!




I don't do paper piecing all that often, but I thought she would look very cute in this happy yellow outfit.
I coloured the rest of her with copics and used the Circles #1 die to cut her out.
All the papers are from one of my favouritest ever pads by Echo Park called Bundle of Joy.

The sentiment is from an old CC Designs set called HB2U Sentiments, which isn't available any more,so lucky you if you have it :)

Copics used :
R 00, 20, 22, 24, 30
BG 10, 11
B 0000
W 00, 1
Y 11, 15
YG 01, 03
E 000, 00, 13, 21

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

Words 2 Craft By - Springtime = Party Time
Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy




Monday, May 8, 2017

Butterfly Cinnamon

I have another card to share using one of the new release stamps by CC Designs.
This cutie is a Rustic Sugar design called Butterfly Cinnamon.

I thought she might make a cute thank you card.






I coloured her with copics and then used the Dotted Rectangles Die to cut her out.

Copics used :

E 000, 00, 21, 43, 44, 47, 53
RV 23, 25
BG 0000, 01, 02, 05, 07
Y 13, 15
YG 01, 03
YR 16, 18
W 00, 1, 3


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy




Friday, May 5, 2017

Pixie Girl



Today is RELEASE DAY for the MAY Stamps at C.C. Designs. As you have seen from our Preview Days, these new stamps revolve around Spring! There are 5 new character stamps and a re-release of two older sentiments now as clear stamp sets.






I decided to use the super cute new stamp called Pixie Girl.
I think she's adorable and would make anyone feel a little happier :)

I coloured her with copics to coordinate with these gorgeous papers from the Bloom and Grow collection by Simple Stories.

I decided to put her on a little tag.
I used the Layering Tags Die ,
the grass from the Make a Card #13 Die
and the sun from the Make a Card #16 Die.

I also used the Scalloped Rectangles Die for a pretty little edging to the "wood" panel.

The sentiment is from the Roberto's Rascals Celebrate set.


Now check out the amazing creations from the Design Team!

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. The winner from the Blog Hop will receive FREE stamps!!

*This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, MAY 7th at NOON, 12pm EST. All winners will be announced the following week.

Don't forget we also have a give-away on the C.C. Designs Facebook Page. Head over, find the Preview Day Banner, and answer the question in the FACEBOOK comment section. You have until Sunday, MAY 7th to leave an answer for a chance at winning! 

All of these products are now available in the C.C. Designs Store!

Happy Hopping!!

Kathy 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Kitty with Butterfly

I truly can't believe it's May already, but it is! 
And that means it's time for a new stamp release at CC Designs too :)

I have a sneak peek of a new stamp for you.
This is Kitty With Butterfly, a Rustic Sugar design. 
They are very sweet aren't they?!



I decided to create a little scene.
I used the Circles #1 Die to make the sun and then used some distress inks on watercolour paper to make some colourful rays.  I splashed some water on them and added a few droplets of Glossy Accents too for a little added dimension.
Then I used the Make a card #11 Die to cut a grassy slope for them to play on.

The sentiment is from an older CC Designs set called Happy Day. It's not available any more, so count yourself  lucky if you have this one! :)  I just thought it went perfectly with this cute image and had to use it!

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

Simon Says : The great outdoors
Word Art Wednesday : anything goes
Simon Says Stamp : anything goes

There are some more sneak peeks over on the blog and please come back again tomorrow for the new release blog hop.

Thanks for dropping by today :)
Kathy






Friday, April 28, 2017

3 Balloons Kitty

I have a card for CC Designs to share today.
This little cutie is 3 Balloons Kitty.
She is so sweet isn't she?!




I used the Make a Card #2 and #5  Dies to cut the ovals.
And I used the Pinky Rectangles Die for the the pinked edge.

The papers are from My Girl by My Minds Eye.
I even cut the sentiment out of one of the pieces.  I love this pad

Copics used :


W 00, 1, 3
Y 11, 13, 15
RV 21, 23, 25
BG 01, 02, 10
R 30
E 41, 43, 44

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

The Sketchy Challenge : Sketch
7 Kids Challenge : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Strike 2


I have another card for Anna's Craft Cupboard to share using the MFT Strike Up The Band stamp set.
I do Love these bunnies!  They are just so cute aren’t they?!




This time I’ve teamed them with papers from the Doodlebug Designs Spring Things range.
I thought this stripe from the Frog Friends paper was gorgeous and so I coloured the bunnies to coordinate with it.

Then I cut them out using the Strike Up the Band Die-namics die and mounted on foam mounting squares for some added dimension.

There are so many wonderful sentiments that come with the bunnies but I decided to cut the Happy Birthday Sentiment from the Baby Blooms paper.  I attached this at a slight angle so that the bunnies are walking downhill and it gave the card a little extra “something”. 

I always adhere my card and papers with Mono Multi Liquid Glue.  It is very easy to use and stays put.  You also have some wriggle time if you need to change something.

I also used the coordinating Doodlebug matte sprinkles - dots.  I’ve never used matt dots before and I think they look fantastic!  I will definitely be getting more. Love them!

The green matt is American Crafts Key Lime card .
And I used the Kaisercraft C6 white card for the base and rounded the bottom corners.
I also cut another of the C6 cards to make the panel the bunnies are marching on.  Just so it would be the same colour white card.


Copics used :

E 41, 43, 44
BV 0000, 000, 00
Y 11, 13, 15
BG 11, 15
R 30
YG 11, 13, 17
W 00, 1

Colouring these adorable bunnies and making this card was lots of fun.

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy






Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Strike Up The Band

I have some exciting news to share!!!
I am now designing for Anna's Craft Cupboard! :)

I got to play with the adorable stamp set Strike Up The Band by My Favourite Things.  How lucky am I?!!!

I just LOVE this set SO much!!!  These bunnies are super cute and so fun to colour and play around with. The set comes with lots of fabulous sentiments and they can be used for so many different occasions.

I also used the MFT Strike Up The Band Die-namics Die which makes things so much quicker and easier when you have a lot of images to cut out.





I wanted to make giving a gift card a bit more special, so I made this Pop Up Gift Card Holder.

These are the instructions if you’d like to give it a try J




  • ·         Cut 2 pieces of paper 4 x 5.5” and score at 1,2 and 3” on the short side.
  • ·         Apply strong adhesive tape on the 1” sections on the correct side of the paper at the top and bottom of one piece.



  • ·         Attach this scored piece to inside of card aligning at centre score line. (Mine is attached to bottom of dark star piece)




  • ·         You are folding this over and around to make a little “step”.




  • ·        Align other end of scored piece at centre of card base and adhere to other half of card. (Mine is attached to top of white piece).

  • This is how it should look from the side.




·       
  •     On the second piece of paper, only attach approx. 2cm of tape at top and bottom of one edge. And then attach tape to top and bottom of other edge as in previous piece.




  • ·         Attach this scored paper (the edge with the 2cm tape on it) to the front of first attached piece aligning at base.



  • ·         Then fold over and align end of scored piece at base and adhere to card base. (Making a second “step” which is attached to the first).
       The gift card slots in between the 2 steps.



  
The pop up holder is now complete and ready to decorate J




I coloured the rabbits and used the dies to cut them out.
This is such a time saver and they look neater too!!!

And for the rabbits on the inside of the card I cut out an extra rabbit shape from white card and attached it to the back of the coloured bunnies.  It looks neater and gives them a little extra strength and support to stand up smartly.

The inside sentiment is a stamp from the Strike Up The Band set and so are the drum and trumpet.

The card does end up being a little bulky because of the gift card and all the fun stuff happening on the inside of it J.  So it is best to tie it closed somehow.  You could tie a nice bow with ribbon or use a belly band but I’ve just tied mine with some twine.


Copics used :

E 41. 43
W 00, 1, 5, 7
Y 11, 15, 28
R 27, 29, 30, 59


I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial J

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

Pile it on : Interactive and/or Birthday
Word Art Wednesday : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Use a stamp for your sentiment
Sweet stampers challenge : Animals


And you definitely must check out the My Favourite Things section at Anna’s.  There are just so many CUTE and FUN things to play with!



Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy