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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

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Balloon Lucy

I coloured up the gorgeous  Balloon Lucy by CC Designs and created a clean and simple card with her.

I decided to go bold and bright and I really like the way it turned out :)



I also stamped one of the sayings from the Birthday Wishes Sentiments next to her and I used the
Rectangles #1 Die to cut it out.
After I had done that though, I decided that I actually wanted a skinnier rectangle, so I cut off the sides.  I really like the look of the stitching just at the top and bottom anyway :)

Ingredients
Stamps : Balloon Lucy, Birthday wishes sentiments
Card : x-press it, slate, grey, bella Blvd stars
Ink : memento black
Other : rectangles #1 die, copics

Copics used :
RV 23, 25
YR 14, 16, 18
W 00, 1, 3, 5, 7
Y 15
R 30
E 000, 00, 21

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

Ribbon Girl : Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes with a sentiment


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy



Monday, April 10, 2017

Party Kitty

I have been making a lot of bold and bright cards lately
but I have a very soft and sweet card to share with you today.

This is Party Kitty  from the newest release at CC Designs.
I love this little cutie :)



I like to colour balloons with soft colours and make them appear translucent.
And I was happy how this bunch of balloons turned out.
I then spronged on a cloudy sky, cut the piece into a rectangle and sponged some linen distress ink around the edges.
Then I mounted it onto the Scalloped Rectangles Die.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Party Kitty
Card : x-press it, kraft card, blushing bride core-dinations
Ink : memento black, antique linen DI, pool party
Other : Scalloped rectangles die, sweet die (Whimsy), music ef. (Spellbinders)
copics

Copics used :
Y 11, 13
YR 14
YG 0000, 01
R 0000, 00, 30
BV 0000, 00
BG 0000, 000, 10
E 41, 43



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

Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy



Friday, April 7, 2017

Candle Blowing



Today is RELEASE DAY for the new APRIL Stamps at C.C. Designs. As you have seen from our Preview Days, these new stamps revolve around birthday parties and celebrations!


Isn't this a fabulous release?!  I love them all!
But I've used Candle Blowing today and she is a real sweetie!




I coloured her with copics (which was lots of fun) and decided that she would look great with the phone from the  Make a Card #4 Die.

The sentiment and other embellishments (star, balloon, streamers, base layer) are from the Make a Card #14 Die.


Every release we will have a New Release Blog Hop to showcase our awesome Design Team. Check out their amazing creations! This month we have an awesome Guest Designer joining us! Please give a warm welcome to Mindy Baxter of My Creative Scoop!


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, APRIL 9th 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, APRIL 9th to leave an answer for a chance at winning! 

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

Thanks for dropping by today and Happy Hopping!!

Kathy

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Balloon Boy

It's nearly time for another fabulous release of stamps at CC Designs!
The Design Team are showcasing Roberto's Rascals stamps today and I'm giving you a sneak peek of this gorgeous little guy.
This is Balloon Boy.
And I love him so much!  Isn't he the cutest?!




I coloured this cute stamp with Copics and cut it out.
Then I created a background for him using watercolour paper and various Distress Inks, water splodges, flicks of white paint and some black enamel accents.
And I was really happy with how it turned out :)
I used the Make a Card #6 Die to cut a tag out of it.
And I decided to keep the card clean and simple to keep the focus on Balloon Boy and the tag.

The white piece was cut out using the Make a Card #14 Die
and I also used the Birthday Wishes Sentiments Stamp Set.

Copics used :

Y 13, 15
YG 01, 11, 13
R 00, 22, 24, 27, 30
E 00, 21
BV 00
B 0000, 00, 37, 9, 93, 95, 97
W 3, 5, 7

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

Addicted to CAS : Smile
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday : Anything Goes



You can see some more sneak peeks by the Design Team at the CC Designs blog.
And please drop by again tomorrow for the new release Blog Hop.

Kathy :)







Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cinnamon with Bunnies


I have another card for CC Designs to share with you today.
This stamp is called Cinnamon with Bunnies and these three are so adorable aren't they?!





I coloured them with Copics and used the Rectangles #1 Die to cut them out.
Then I white embossed the sentiment from the Sweet Spring Sentiments set and cut it out with the Layering Tags Die.

It is such a cute image and I thought it went perfectly with this Bella Blvd paper from the Sweet Baby Girl Collection.  And then I added a trio of pink buttons for even more cuteness :)

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

Send a smile for kids : Animal cards
Word Art Wednesday : anything goes with a sentiment
Southern Girls Challenge : dieing to see you
Simon Says Stamp : use more than 1 die or punch

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy






Monday, March 20, 2017

Chicky Girl


I have another gorgeous image from CC Designs to share today.
This one is called Chicky Girl.
Isn't she just the sweetest!




I had lots of fun colouring these two :)

Copics used :

E 000, 00, 21, 41, 43, 44, 50, 53
R 30
RV 52, 63, 66
V 01, 04, 15, 17
BV 0000
W 00, 1


The love tiles are Life in Color stickers from Simple Stories.
Papers are from  the Sweet Life collection by  Bo Bunny



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

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Mum's Day/Special Female
Colour Crazy Challenge - anything goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Lovely ladies

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Sweet Bunny

I have another cutie from the new CC Designs release to share with you today :)
This one is called Sweet Bunny.
And she is adorable isn't she?!




I actually stamped the bunny in Adirondack Espresso die ink.
I always use memento tuxedo black when colouring with copics but I had been thinking for a while that I should buy a brown colour as well.  Then I was searching through some old crafty stuff and found this pad from years and years ago and it worked beautifully still. I'm so glad I found this in my crafty stash!  It's amazing what you can find if you actually look :) 
I coloured her with Copics and cut her out and then placed her on a Scalloped Circle diecut.
I made the banner using the Make a Banner die, but I made it longer.
The hugs and kisses are from the Make a Card #12 Smoochies Die and the sentiment is from the Celebrate stamp set.
Paper is Love you madly by Glitz

Copics used :
E 41, 43, 44
R 000, 00, 20, 22, 24, 30

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

Time Out Challenges : Love and/or friendship
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge : anything goes with patterned paper
Simon Says Stamp : for a special lady/girl


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy



Friday, March 3, 2017

Rose Bunny

 Today is RELEASE DAY for the new MARCH Stamps at C.C. Designs. As you have seen from our Preview Days, these new stamps revolve around Spring and Easter with some of the cutest chickies, bunnies, and kitty around!


There are so many cuties in this release but I decided to use Rose Bunny.
She is so sweet isn't she?!
I coloured her with copics and cut her out using the Layering Tags Die.
I also used the Make a Card #13 Die for the grass and the cloud.
The saying is from the Friends Sentiments stamp set.






Every release we will have a New Release Blog Hop to showcase our awesome Design Team. Check out their amazing creations!
Kathy
Kelli
Larisa
Mindy
Rachel
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. The winner from the Blog Hop will receive FREE stamps!!

*This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, MARCH 5th 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, MARCH 5th to leave an answer for a chance at winning! 

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

Thanks for dropping by today and Happy Hopping!!
Kathy :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Kitty with Chickies

Amazingly it's almost March!  And nearly time for another new release at CC Designs!

I have a little sneak peek for you today :)

This release is packed full of cute!
I decided to use this stamp by Rustic Sugar called Kitty with Chickies.
I love this stamp so much, it is so adorable isn't it?! :)
It was an easy one to colour too (the lines on the cat are even already there to help you)
I also made a little background scene with my Copics for the Kitty and Chickies to play in :)






Ingredients used :
Stamps : Kitty with Chickies, 4 Seasons Sentiments
Card : x-press it, kraft, sky, Bundle of Joy - a new edition (EP)
Ink : memento black, versamark, white craft
Other : Rectangles #1 Die, Snowy Day enamel dots, white ep, copics

Copics :
YG 0000, 03, 11
BG 0000, 
B 00, 30
Y 11, 15, 21
YR 14, 16
R 000
W 1
E 41, 43


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

Stamping Sensations : animal magic
Simon Says Stamp : anything goes
Word Art Wednesday : anything goes with a sentiment
Send a Smile 4 Kids : Easter or Spring cards for kids
Southern Girls Challenge : Nature

Please head over to the CC Designs blog and check out some more sneak peeks and inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Leprechaun

I have something a little different to share today.
I decided to use the super cute Roberto's Rascals Leprechaun stamp to create a tag for a sweet gift.



He's so adorable isn't he?!  
I also used the Lucky Rainbow Sentiments to emboss the word "lucky".
And I used the Layering Tags Die too.

I bought a bucket of M&M's and collected the colours and arranged them in the bottle to make a rainbow.

I thought it would make a great gift with a little note on the back saying how lucky we are to have such a great teacher.





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

Allsorts Challenge : anything goes
Simon Says Stamp : anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy



Monday, February 20, 2017

Umbrella Cinnamon


I have another new stamp from CC Designs to share today.
This is Umbrella Cinnamon and she's having lots of fun splashing in puddles :)

My girls love these Cinnamon stamps!
My youngest said "She's so lovely but why do you always colour her in yellow?"
I hadn't realised I was! But I had a good excuse this time anyway.
"Because she's in a raincoat!"
Obviously raincoats can be any colour, but yes I coloured her with yellow.

So I took a look back through my cards to see if she was right.
The results were :
4 Cinnamon cards = 2 yellow, 2 other
So it depends how you look at it I guess, like a glass half full or half empty type thing :)






My colour and paper choices were also inspired by the mood board challenge at Scrapbook Boutique.
It's a board full of summery/beachy images.  So not like this stamp at all BUT it has lots of yellow beach umbrellas and yellow swimsuits against a cloudy blue sky. The quote on the board is perfect too!
So I made this image fit :)

Ingredients :
Stamps :Umbrella CinnamonLittle Pixie - Sunshine
Card : x-press it, suede, Homegrown (Pebbles), Oxford Lane (MME)
Ink : memento black, versamark
Other : white ep, Tilda lace die (Magnolia), copics


I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :
Scrapbook Boutique - mood board
Word Art Wednesday -  anything goes with a sentiment

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cinnamon Paints


I have a very colourful card to share with you today.
This is Cinnamon Paints, from the new release at CC Designs.

I decided to go very clean and simple with this one and I think it works :)
I used some very bright. popping colours and just added a few enamel dots as embellishments.





Ingredients :
Stamps : Cinnamon Paints, 4 Seasons Sentiments
Card : x-press it, slate
Ink : memento black, versafine
Other : Little Man, Princess and Halloween Enamel Dots, Copics

Copics used :
C 1, 3
R 20, 30
RV 52, 63
V 04, 06, 09
Y 13, 15, 23, 26
YR 14
BG 000, 02, 05, 07
B0000, 93, 95, 97
E 000, 00, 11, 13, 21, 41, 43, 44


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

Word Art Wednesdsay : Anything goes with a sentiment
Simon Says Stamp : Cute
The Ribbon Girl : Anything Goes


Thanks for dropping by today :)
Kathy








Friday, February 3, 2017

Lucky Clover




Today is RELEASE DAY for the new FEBRUARY Stamps at C.C. Designs. As you have seen from our Preview Days, these new stamps revolve around Rainbows, Puddles, and Leprechauns, which of course are perfect for all those Spring and St. Paddy's Day cards. We also have a new Sentiment Set and an awesome background stamp! Also, we are going back to pre-cut rubber for our character stamps. The sentiments will remain clear for easy stamping.


There are so many cute stamps in this release but I decided to use Lucky Clover.
  She is so cute with her freckles and her good luck charms :)
The saying from the new Lucky Rainbow Sentiments is simply perfect for her too!






Ingredients :
Stamps : Lucky Clover, Lucky Rainbow Sentiments
Card : x-press it, limeaide, pool party, wisteria, Family Forever (Bella Blvd)
Ink : memento black, midnight
Other : Rectangles #1 Die, copics

Copics used :
W 00, 1
B 93, 95
R 20, 30
E 000, 00, 21
BV 0000, 000, 00, 02
Y 13, 15, 23, 26, 28
YG 01, 11, 13, 17
YR 14, 16, 18


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
Jessie
Joni
Kathy
Kelli
Larisa
Laura
Mindy
Rachel
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. The winner from the Blog Hop will receive FREE stamps!!

*This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, FEBRUARY 5th 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, FEBRUARY 5th to leave an answer for a chance at winning! 

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

Thanks for dropping by today and happy hopping :)

Kathy

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

4 Leaf Puppy

It's new release time at CC Designs (well almost)!
I have a sneak peek for you today :)

This is 4 Leaf Puppy, and isn't he adorable?!



I've used a new stamp called Spotty Dotty too.  I just stamped it with white craft ink, so super easy and it made such a sweet background.

The sentiment is from a new set called Lucky Rainbow Sentiments.  It is actually one large sentiment but I decided to split it and put this part on the front of the card and the rest on the inside of the card with an uncoloured stamp of the puppy.
I must admit it's rare for me to stamp the inside of a card, I am a bit lazy in that department.  But I really like how this turned out.


Ingredients :

Stamps : 4 Leaf Puppy, Spotty Dotty, Lucky Rainbow sentiments
Card : x-press it, crumbcake, baked sugar
Ink : memento black, versafine, white craft
Other : MAC #14 die, Make a tag die, copics

Copics used :
W00, 1, 3, 5, 7
E 50
R 30
BG 10, 11, 72
YG 01, 08, 13, 17
G 21, 24

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

Simon Says Stamp : anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday : Pet's Corner
Word Art Wednesday : anything goes with sentiment

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Hearts To You

I've made a very clean and simple card to share today, with no patterned paper and very minimal embellishing

I used a new stamp from CC Designs called Hearts to You.  She is so sweet.
And I used my Copics to make a background scene for her.

I haven't done a sky like this before and I was happy with how it turned out.
I just coloured a background with B0000 and then used my blender pen to create random little cloud shapes in it. I then used B00 to add darkness under the clouds and around the girl.




Ingredients :
Stamps : Hearts to You
Card : x-press it, grey, slate
Ink : memento black
Other : MAC#12 die, copics

Copics used :

YG 0000, 01, 03, 97
G 24
BV 0000, 000, 00, 02, 08, 13
RV 21, 23, 25
B 0000, 00, 93, 95, 97
Y 21
W 00
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53
R 30



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

Addicted to CAS : Wish
ModSquad Challenge : Show your love
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

I had so much fun colouring this girl and creating the scene for her :)

Thanks for dropping by today

Kathy



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Valentine Cupcake

I have another adorable stamp from CC Designs to share with you today.
This is Valentine Cupcake.  But you can obviously use the stamp for so much more than Valentine cards.
I decided to add to the hearts on her dress with a couple more.
But then used a general kind of sentiment, so that I could use it for a Birthday card or Thank you or pretty much anything.
And she is just SO sweet! :)




I really loved colouring this little cutie :)


Ingredients used :

Stamps : Valentine Cupcake, Celebrate
Card : x-press it, regal rose, grey, red, My Girl (MME)
Ink : memento black, versafine
Other : MAC #14 die, MAC #13 die, Dotted Rectangles die, princess enamel dots, smoochie enamel dots, copics

Copics used :
YR 14, 16, 18
Y 13, 15
BG 01, 10
W 1, 3
E 000, 00, 11, 21
R 27, 29, 30, 81, 83, 85
RV 0000, 21, 23

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges :
Crafty Hazlenuts Patterned Paper Challenge : anything patterned paper
NBUS Challenge : anything goes
Word Art Wednesday : anything goes
The Ribbon Girls : any image


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy