Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Designer Challenge glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
It’s challenge time again! Our Design Team are back this month with lots of inspiration for this month’s challenge - GLITTER

To enter, simply leave a comment either on The ECD blog post or on the Designer Challenge post on our Facebook page and answer this question:
Which of the new Silk Microfine Glitter Palettes is your favorite, Earth, Beach or Bloom?
you could win a $20 gift certificate to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners. 
I really enjoy working with glitter and the Elizabeth Craft Designs microfine glitter is awesome to work with!  Great sparkle and wonderful colors!

To create this layout:

Step 1) gather supplies - microfine glitter (I used true red and cool diamond), dies - Stitched Rectangles, dashing squares, Stitched Circle and the Poinsettia, double sided tape  (I used 3 mm) and the double sided sheet, 1 12x12 sheet of patterned paper, 1 5x12 piece, and enough pieces to die cut the rectangles and circles and mat photo, (I used kaisercraftChristmas Edition) 1 sheet of cardstock, liquid glue and ink

Step 2) Mat your photo using patterned paper and cardstock

Step 3) using your patterned paper die cut 3 of the largest stitched rectangles, and one large circle and cut one small strip of paper 10" x 1/2"

Step 4) using red cardstock die cut  the solid poinsettia x3 and the small poinsettia x5

Step 5)  adhere a sheet of the double sided tape sheets to red cardstock and cut our 3x the lacy die from the poinsettia and 1 of the small. using your stylus style all your poinsettia's if you wish.  Remove the protective layer on the lacy flowers and your single small flower and add your microfine glitter.  Shake off excess and return to the container.  assemble your flowers.  add a small dab of glue to the center and add ore glitter.... They should like this

 Step 6) ink all papers

Step 7) adhere all papers together

Step 8) add a piece of tape to the top and bottom approximately 6 1/2" long and add more red glitter like this

Step 9)  using your liquid glue add some highlights to the tree on the patterned paper or any design you have on your paper.  Apply some cool diamond glitter.

Step 10)  fussy cut any images you wish from your patterned paper including your title and adhere it to a square diecut

Step 11) adhere everything together

Monday, May 14, 2018

Being Loved - Creative Embellishments

Good morning!
I am lucky enough to be married to an awesome guy and Nicolle has this quote at the Creative Embellishments store that really sums up our relationship becasue together we can face anything!

I started by using some washi tape, added some embossing paste through a stencil then added some embossing powder in black and pink.  I also used some cheesecloth I dyed black, flowers and a resin piece!

I embossed the Heart Lace border in black tinsel and added it under the photo

This amazing title piece I embossed in pink to add some drama against the dark background paper

 On the side piece I did some embossing and added some cheesecloth and a heart also embossed with pink!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

New Joset release - Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Good morning!

I get really excited when a designer from Elizabeth Craft Designs has a new release!  Today I get to work with the awesome Joset Van De Burgt....

With fathers day right around the corner I thought these new dies were perfect for my dads card!

I used the new Backyard Barbecue die and the Stitched Hexagons for the front of my card 

 and for the inside I used the
Stitched Hexagons and die set words 3 happy holidays.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Family - Creative Embellishments!

Good morning!

Here is my latest layout for Creative Embellishments....

 For contrast against the light colors of the paper I chose to emboss the Families are Forever, the Flourish Page Corner, and the Doily 2 in black

Here are some close ups

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Happy Beach Day - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!

I am excited to share my newest ECD layout!
My family and I love to spend time at the beach!

To create this layout:
Step 1 - gather supplies - dies - dashing squares (I used 3 1/4 square)(1507), large flower (1462), trio of leaves (1464), stitched circles (I used the 3 3/4 one) (1116) and Big flower set 1 (795) 1 12x12 sheet of patterned paper, 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 patterned paper, 5 x 4 1/2 patterned paper, 4 x 3 3/4 patterned paper, 4 x 7 patterned paper, left overs pieces to die cut, stickers, ink, liquid glue, button and title

Step 2 - die cut your shapes

Step 3 - create your pinwheel

1) die cut square and ink edges

2) using your scorer- score from corner diagonally across to the other corner so an X forms

3) cut on the scored line towards to middle 75 % of the way

4) apply a dot of liquid glue to the center and curl the first two corners into the center holding them into place till dry

5) apply another glue dot and curl the final two pieces into the center

6) adhere button

Step 4 - create your die cut flowers

Step 5 - ink edges of all papers

Step 6 - adhere everything down

Here is some close ups

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Monday, April 30, 2018

A wonderful young man - Creative Embellishments

As mom we all believe our kids are awesome!
And we should!  Each kid has their own special qualities that make them unique and extraordinary and we should celebrate our kids.

This is a layout I created for Creative Embellishments using their wonderful chipboard and paper from Penelope Dee celebrating what an exceptional kid I think Cody is.
He would hep anyone, and has.  Little things he does like, holding a door open for people, a young lady was struggling to hold he basket at a store, Cody did not know her but offered to hold her basket while she was in line, picking up things when others drop them rather than walking by, to the big things like a while ago an on line friend of his was contemplating suicide, Cody asked us for help so we got in touch with the right police (in a different country) and Cody stayed on the computer with him till helped arrived.  He is the type of kid that helps and doesn't expect anything from it...he really is selfless.


 I embossed the flourish page corner, lace border 4 and Simple Hinges with black then added some crushed glitter glass and dry brushed some gold paint.
For the title selfless which came in a custom word set!!!  Yes Creative Embellishments does custom work too, I embossed in gold then  inked a bit of black

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Exploding box! - Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Good morning!
I think I am now addicted to making exploding boxes! lol! 

Here is one I created for mothers day!

I really wanted this one to be vibrant so I used the wonderful Graphic 45 papers!

To create the box I followed a couple of you tube videos and I suggest that you do to.

1) gather supplies - 3 sheets of coordinating cardstock, butterfly die and stitched circles die and Happy Holidays - happy mothers day, double sided tape, chipboard and pearls.

2) create your exploding box and lid

3) die cut all dies out of coordinating cardstock.  For the butterfly I cut the underside out of the vibrant G45 papers then a piece of black cardstock for the upper part for the contrast!

5) assemble everything!
here are some close ups

 Thanks for stopping by