Friday, April 14, 2017

Dory & Merlin Birthday Card

Hello Crafters,

Today begins the PDE Linky Party #168 Card Challenge.

For this challenge I'm sharing with you a birthday card I made for my neighbor's daughter who is like a niece to me.   

I try to make a card to follow the theme of her birthday party and this year her birthday party theme was Findy Dory.    
As soon as I found out what the theme was I knew I had to use the Dory and Merlin that I got free from the SVG Cutting Files Best Friends Blog Hop from 2014 and accented them with various types of seaweed.  


I used my CuddleBug Polka Dot Embossing folder to emboss the blue paper I used for the water.   I printed and then cut the "Guess who's turning 5?" on a speech bubble.  



My eBrush got a big workout accenting all the seaweed and the paper I used for the sand.   

Here is a close up of Dory and the seaweed that I placed on the left hand side of the card.  I used some of my gel pens to give additional accents to the seaweed.

 Here is a close up of Merlin and the seaweed that I placed on the right hand side of the card. 

 Here is a close up of the sand and the purple coral that I used metalic sharpies to accent. 



 Card Recipe:
  • Card base 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" 
  • Dory & Merlin from SVG Cutting Files Best Friend 2014 Blog Hop
    • Sorry, this file was only available during this blog hop; you can't purchase it. 
  • Beach sea shells from SVG Cutting Files - #PP-2492 Sea Shells
  • From Silhouette Design Store - 
    • Sea Plants - Design #27860
    • Underwater Scene (Green seaweed) - Design #30279
  • Seacuties from Designs on Cloud 9 
    • Sorry this company is no longer in business.
  • Cuddlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Neon Sakura Gel Pens
Hope you share your card with us over at the PDE Linky Party blog for this challenge.   Click HERE for the link.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting!
TTFN,
Debby




Friday, April 7, 2017

Turtle Birthday Card

Hello Crafters,

Today starts the PDE Linky Party #167 Anything Goes Challenge.

For this challenge I'm sharing with you a birthday card I made utilizing my eBrush to accent some of the pieces.

The back layer of the shaped mat was white and I used my eBrush with my green sharpie to ink the edges.  I like the way it looks like grass. I also used the eBrush on my balloons with various colors of Sharpies and Comic markers.
I then took a second piece of the blue background and used it to help me make the sky using Stampin' Up Brilliant Blue ink and a sponge.   I also used the eBrush on my balloons. 

The turtle is from Miss Kate Cuttables.  I got him when he was a freebie but you can find him in her $.50 section.   Below in the Card Recipe you will find a link to the turtle.







Card Recipe:
  • A2 Card Base
  • Patterned rectangle mat from Studios Basics 101-Creative Imaginations Birthday Bliss 6"x6" Paper pad.
  • Miss Kate Cuttables Turtle
    • Face stamp is from Pink & Main Mini Faces Set 
    • Close to My Heart Liquid Glass for eye glasses

    • Shaped mats cut out with my Silhouette.
    • Sentiment from Scrappy Mom Stamps Make a Wish Set
    • Stampin' UP Brilliant Blue ink pad
    • eBrush and various Sharpies & Copic Markers
    Hope you liked my turtle birthday card and hope you join us for this #167 Anything Goes Challenge.  Click HERE to share your project with us. 

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Happy Crafting!
    TTFN,
    Debby

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    Sign for Wedding - Because Someone We Love is in Heaven

    Happy Friday Crafters,

    Today starts the PDE Linky Party #165 No Cards Challenge.

    For this challenge I'm sharing with you a sign I made for my best friend's wedding.   
    She recently lost her father and her husband-to-be's mom had went to heaven years before and they wanted to acknowledge them at their wedding.  To do so she asked me to make a sign with this wording on it that she could place next to pictures of her dad and his mom and this is what I came up with.    
    I used a 12" x 12" canvas board I bought from Michaels.   I painted it with Martha Stewart Acorn craft paint.   I used Silhouette vinyl that she bought from Michaels, sorry I don't remember the color and I forgot to write it down.  :(
    The one thing I wish I would have done is to put a few coats of Mod Podge over the words before I hot glued the shells onto the canvas.    Other than that I was happy how it turned out and how it matched her beach theme perfectly. 




    Project Recipe:
    • Artist's Loft® Necessities™ Canvas Panel - 12" x 12" from Michaels
    • Martha Stewart Craft paint - Color Acorn
    • Vinyl from Michaels
    • Shells from Michaels
    I hope you join us in this challenge and share your craft project with us.   
    Click HERE to link up your project. 

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Happy Crafting!
    TTFN,
    Debby


    Friday, March 17, 2017

    Tag - Duck in Umbrella

    Happy Friday Crafters,

    Today is the new challenge over at PDE Linky Party's blog.

    This week's challenge is #164 Tags

    I made this tag with the mindset that I would eventually put it on a card.   
    Don't want a good craft project to not be used.  :)

    I used the png file from the KaDoodle Bug Designs Cutie KaToodles-Rainy Day Duck file and added some liquid glass/glossy accents on the water.   I also used liquid glass/glossy accents to the rain drops on the digital background paper. 
    See below for a complete list of items used to make this tag. 



    Tag Recipe:
    I hope you join us in this challenge.
    Click HERE to link up a picture of your tag.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Happy Crafting!
    TTFN,


    Debby 

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    Licensed to Drive - 16th Birthday Card

    Happy Friday Crafters,

    Today starts the new PDE Linky Party Challenge.
    This weeks challenge is #163 Cards.

    For this challenge I'm sharing the card I made for my godson's 16th Birthday.
    He was studying to get his license so I thought using Miss Kate Cuttables License to Drive Title would a perfect addition to his card, but I modified it by adding a "D', you'll see why.
    After I put the card together I realized that I should've put the "&" after the 16 and the "Soon to be" under it but if I tried to remove them to rearrange it I would have destroyed the background so I left it as is.   Despite that little mess up I'm quite happy with how it turned out.  


    Card Recipe:
    • Card Base 5-1/2"x5-1/2"
    • Miss Kate Cuttables License to Drive Title
    • Background from a file I purchased from the Silhouette store
      • Speed Limit Birthday Road Sign - Design ID#33731
    • 16, Soon to be, and D were cut out using a font in my Silhouette program.
    Hope you join us in this challenge.
    Click HERE to link up your card.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Happy Crafting!

    TTFN,
    Debby


    Friday, March 3, 2017

    Birthday Card - PDE Linky Party ~ #162 Anything Goes

    Happy Friday Crafters,

    Today starts the PDE Linky Party #162 Anything Goes Challenge.

    For this challenge I'm sharing with you a birthday card I made for my niece using a colored digital stamp and digital paper from The Paper Shelter.  

    For the teal and burgundy papers behind the pattern paper I used the color fill feature in my Silhouette software by pulling these two colors from the pattern paper.  

    Here's what my screen looked like before I printed it and then cut it with my Silhouette Cameo.

    Note how I put the shadow background to the skateboard girl in the center of the burgundy square.  I did this to save ink and so I could print everything on one sheet because you wouldn't see the hole when it's layered all together.   I also cut a skateboard girl without being on a background so I could pop her up on top of the skateboard girl on the background.   Hope that makes sense.  



    Here's the finished card.   I love how this turned out. 

    See, if I didn't tell you, you would never know that there is a hole in the burgundy paper used on this card. :)



    Hard to see but she is popped up with dimensional squares. 


    Card Recipe:


    Hope you join us in this Anything Goes challenge.  Click HERE to go to the PDE Linky Party Blog to link up your project. 

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Happy Crafting.
    TTFN,
    Debby 









    Friday, February 24, 2017

    PDE Linky Party Friday Challenge - #161 No Cards

    Happy Friday Crafters,

    Today starts the PDE Linky Party #161 No Card challenge.

    For this project I made a St. Patrick's day gift box.

    I saw this cute Leprechaun Bowler Hat box in the Silhouette store and thought it was cute so I bought it to make for St Patrick's Day.

    I inked all the edges with Glorious Green ink from Stampin' Up and added a sentiment from Craftin Desert Divas Happy Celebrations set.    

    I modified the file a bit by cutting an extra piece for the top of the hat.  I didn't like the way it looked unfinished so I took the little hexagon piece included in the file that goes on the inside of the hat and enlarged it to 1.5".   

    See the small hexagon placed on the inside of the hat here?  
    This is the piece I enlarged to 1.5" to put on the top of the hat.    
    I also cut a extra piece of the hat rim with the hexagon cutout to cover the edges.   Sorry I didn't take a picture of it before I added it. 


     It bothered me that it didn't have something that covered the pieces coming together so I had to cover it.  Sorry call me a crazy crafter but I just couldn't let it go looking incomplete.  

    Here is the top of the hat before I added the hexagon I cut out at 1.5".  


    Here is the hat after I added the extra 1.5" hexagon I cut out.   
    Doesn't it look so much better?   


    I added some Hersey's Gold Nuggets as the leprechaun's gold.

    Here's what the hat looks like with the bottom inserted into the top of the bowler hat.




    Project Recipe:
    • Leprechaun Bowler Hat Box from Silhouette Store - Design #75442
    • Paper's from my craft stash.
    • Sentiment from Craftin Desert Divas Happy Celebrations stamp set.
      • I don't think this set is available anymore because I couldn't find it when I tried to add the link.  
    • Stampin' UP Glorious Green ink
    Can't wait to see what you create for this challenge.   Click HERE to link up your project.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Happy Crafting!
    TTFN,
    Debby










    Friday, February 10, 2017

    PDE Linky Party Friday Challenge - #159 Cards

    Happy Friday Crafters,

    Today starts the new PDE Linky Party Friday Challenge.
    This weeks challenge is my favorite cards.

    Back in 2015 SVG Cutting Files had a blog hop called Hakuna Matata Lion King Blog Hop where you were able to get free files by hopping along.   
    One of those files was the quirky Ed.  

    As I was scrolling though my files to figure out what I was going to design, I saw Ed and knew he would be fun to put on an age type birthday card.  
    In fact I fell in love with him I made two cards with him but slightly different. 

    For the first card I paired Ed up with the "Your Age Does Not Compute" sentiment from Jaded Blossom Robotastic stamp set.
    I thought it was perfect with the way he's tilting his head and still makes me laugh when I see it. 



    For the second card I paired Ed up with the "You're How Old?" sentiment from Scrappy Moms Stamps Whimsical Words Stamp set.  Doesn't he look mischievous asking someone how old they are?  HeHeHe...


    Card Recipe:

    • Ed from SVG Cutting Files Hakuna Matata Lion King 2015 Blog Hop 
      • This file is not available for sale.   Was only available during this blog hop.  Sorry.
    • Card One:
      • Card Base 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
      • Yellow mat cut at 5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
      • Music Note pattern paper from Echo Park 6"x6" Fine and Dandy Paper Pad by Lori Whitlock cut at 5"x5"
      • Grass cut using Lawn Fawn grassy hillside metal dies boarders.
      • Sentiment from Jaded Blossom's Robotistic stamp set.
    • Card Two:
      • Card Base is from SVG Cutting Files - Posted Stamp card base that I resized to 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
      • White mat cut at 4 3/4" x 4 3/4"
      • Green mat cut at 4 5/8" x 4 5/8"
      • Pattern paper cut at 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" and is from DCWV Glitter Sweet Mat Stack 4.5"x6.5"
      • Sentiment from Scrappy Moms Stamps Whimsical Words stamp set 
    I hope my cards made you smile and I hope you join us for the PDE Linky Party #159 Card challenge.   Click HERE to for the PDE Linky Party blog to link up your cards for this challenge.  

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Happy Crafting!
    TTFN,
    Debby


    Friday, February 3, 2017

    PDE Linky Party ~ #158 Anything Goes

    Happy Friday Crafty Friends,

    Today starts a new challenge over at PDE Linky Party.  
    This week's challenge is one of my favorite challenges because any crafty item you make can be entered into this challenge.

    With that said, of course my project for this challenge is...yep... a card.  :)

    This is an anniversary card I made for my in-laws.




    Card Recipe:
    • Card base is from the Silhouette Design Store - Scalloped Circle Flip Swing Card - Design ID #91893
    • Image is from Digi Scrap Kits - Tweeting as One 
      • Used the tweetingasone1-s1.png from this file. 
    • Sentiment is from Scrappy Mom Stamps From the Inside Out 2 stamp set.  
    • Found the saying for the inside of the card from the internet.  

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Hope you join us for this challenge.  Click HERE to link your project.

    Happy Crafting!
    TTFN,
    Debby







    Friday, January 27, 2017

    PDE Linky Party ~ #157 Anything but a Card Challenge

    Happy Friday Crafters,

    It's Friday time for the PDE Linky Party, #157 Anything but a Card challenge.


    My Stampin' Up January 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit that arrived just in time for this challenge.

    I was planning on making some valentine goodies and this kit had almost everything I needed to accomplish that task.  Of course I had to embellishment them with some cute valentine print and cut images from some of my favorite companies I like to get my SVG files from. 

    Here they are.   
    I didn't use the gold thread in the kit because it was too thin for me so I grabbed some gold embroidery floss from my stash and used that instead to add bows to the bags. 
    I put two delicious Ghirardelli Squares in each bag for a sweet Valentine treat. 


    I didn't like the way the back looked so I decided to use the heart stamped with one of the sentiments from the Paper Pumpkin kit to hide it.   Just used my ATG Gun to add adhesive to the heart and placed them to cover the back. 
    Note:  Instead of using the square Calypso Coral ink pad included in the kit, I chose to use my Stampin' Up Regal Rose stamp pad to stamp the heart outline and sentiment.

    Here a close up of the one with the Kitty holding a heart.  This image is from Miss Kate Cuttables Cute Valentine Kitty.  


    Here a close up of the one with the adorable Love Bug.  This image is from Treasure Box Designs Stuffy Pals Love Bug

    Here a close up of the one with the sweet bear with heart bee wings holding a honey pot.  This image is from KaDoodle Bug Designs Cutie KaToodles Honey Bear.


    Project Recipe:
    Thanks for stopping by.  
    Hope you join us over at PDE Linky Party blog for this challenge.
    Happy Crafting!
    TTFN,
    Debby





    Monday, January 23, 2017

    Star Wars BB-8 Birthday Card made using Craftwell's eBrush


    Hello Crafters,

    I'm excited to be a guest designer for eBrush Craftwell. 

    Today I'm sharing a card I made with the cute Star Wars BB-8.   

    I cut all the pieces to create the BB-8 with my Silhouette Cameo.  

    When I cut the white portion of my BB-8 I felt it was way to bright and I immediately reached for my eBrush to help me dirty him up a bit so he would look like he has been running across the desert sands on the planet Jakku.   
    I used various brown and gray Spectrum Noir pens in my eBrush to give him that dirty look before I removed them from my cutting mat.   
    I loved how the eBrush with the different brown and gray inks totally gave me the look I was going for so of course I used eBrush with the same pens to dirty up his accent pieces as well.   
    Couldn't have made him look this good without the eBrush. 

    I also use the eBrush to distress the space piece I stamped my sentiment on. 
    Here is a picture of my finished card.


    I put the BB-8 image on an Action Wobble to make him move in space. 
    I lightened the picture so you could see the detail of the background paper I embossed with Sheena Distress Splatter embossing folder.



    I changed it up a bit for another card.  Added a different ribbon and placed it on the other side of the card.

    Card Recipe:
    • Card Base 5-3/4" x 5-3/4"
    • Mat 5-1/2" x 5-1/2"
    • BB-8 is from SVG Cutting Files "May the 4th Be With you Blog Hop" from 2015
      • Sorry this cut file was only available during their special blog hop.
    • Sentiment is from Jaded Blossom -Robotistic Stamp set
      • Sentiment stamped on a Paint Splat from KaDoodle Bug Designs My Little Artist set.  I chose it because it look like something that would be in space.
    • Mat was embossed with Sheena D Stress Splatter embossing folder in two sections.   I placed a ribbon to cover the seam.
    • BB-8 was placed on an Action Wobble.
    A big thank you to Craftwell for allowing me to be a guest designer.
    It has been such an honor to share how fun and awesome  
    it is to use the eBrush to accent your paper pieces to make them pop.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Happy Crafting!
    TTFN
    Debby