Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Summer Alphabet Challenge

It's Designer Challenge Day at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  That means there's a ton of fun and crafty inspiration on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  This month, we are celebrating the alphabet.  Fantastic!  And there's a prize.  All you have to do is answer a question on their blog!   Be sure to check it out at their blog for your chance to win!


Here's my alphabet creation:



I love the amazing Elizabeth Craft Designs Blackboard Alphabet.  They are a great size for cardmaking or scrapbooking.  I also used the NEW Party Lanterns dies.  I used adhesive to adhere Cool Diamond Silk Microfine glitter to the white tops of the lanterns.  The opening in the middle was cut with the Adventurous Edges.

That beautiful paper is from the Fly & Scrap 6x6 paper.  My full supplies list is below.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen




Sunday, July 15, 2018

Be YOU

Posting a card today using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I used the FuN Stitched Hexagon dies along with the Fashions 2 Clear Stamps and Coordinating Dies to create this:


LoVe those hexagons and I wanna own that dress (and be skinny enough to wear it!)  The pattern paper is from the Butterfly Dreams 12x12 Paper Collection.  For the background paper, I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs embossing folder called Lots of Dots.  The dress is colored with Copic markers:  R81, R83, R85, B93, B95, YG03, YG06.

Thanks for stopping by today.  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen




Thursday, July 12, 2018

Miss You Bear

Love the fun, sweet Teddy Bear Hugs set from Dare 2B Artzy!  I've created this card using the set and posted it up over on their blog today.  Here's what I made:


All of the fun details for this card are on the Dare 2B Artzy blog.  My supplies list is below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen




Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Messy Hair, Don't Care

It's time for a FuN new challenge over at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge.  Anything goes - as usual.  Join us!  Today, my inspiration card uses the CuTe Messy Hair Ellie digital image.


The paper I used is from an 8x8 stack of DaisyD.  (I picked it up at a craft garage sale...)  I embellished it with some twine and a doily that I colored up a bit with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink.  The girl is colored with:

Clothes:  B12, B14, Y02, Y06, YG00, YG03, YG06
Hair:  E50, E53, E55
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, BV00

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you join us int he challenge!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Saturday, June 30, 2018

Crazy 4 Eclipse Cards

Today is my last post as guest designer for the Crazy 4 Challenges blog!  This weeek's challenge is to do an eclipse card.  This is my first!



The beautiful paper is from Elizabeth Craft Designs - Butterfly Dreams 12x12 collection.  I used their Blackboard Alphabet dies  and the Small Butterfly die.  Pretty.  The eclipse part was easy.  I cut the letters from the background and then cut them again in a teal color and layered the cut outs.  I then used some pop-tape to pop the letters.

Thanks for stopping today!  Hope you join the Eclipse Challenge!

Craftily yours,

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Birthday Balloons

It's my day over at Dare 2B Artzy, and I'm sharing a fun and easy masculine card:


Isn't it fun!?  So easy too.  My full supplies list is below.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Monday, June 25, 2018

You're So Sharp

I'm up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today with a sweet and simple card using the Cacti Clear Stamps!




Fun!  I colored up the cacti with Copic markers G82, G85, Y23, Y26, YR12, YR14, R81, and R83.  The "ground" is colored with W0, W3, and W5.

For all the details on this easy card, be sure to pop on over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Saturday, June 23, 2018

Crazy 4 Ombre

I am excited to again be guest designing for the Crazy 4 Challenges blog again!  This week's challenge is about ombre.  For my card below, the circles background, leaves and butterfly all have some ombre!


That butterfly is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Bugs & Butterflies clear stamps and is cut with the coordinating dies.  I colored it with E31, R81, R83, R85, and B34.  The sentiment is from the Plant, Grow and Blooms sentiments set and is cut with a Dashing Rectangle die.  The blue piece is cut with the Circle Background die.  Before cutting it, I colored it with Distress Oxide inks in Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and Broken China.  The branch is called Berry Branch and is colored with Distress Oxide ink in Peeled Paint.  I added some Key Lime Jewel Nuvo drops to the branch.

Thanks for stopping today!  Hope you join the Ombre Challenge!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Friday, June 22, 2018

Emma's Sweet Friend

It's my day to provide inspiration for the Paper Nest Dolls Challenges!  My card features one of the adorable June releases: Emma's Sweet Friend .




Ain't she pretty!  The image is die cut with a Fitted Oval die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and is colored with the following Copics:

Hair:  E50, E53, E55
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, BV00
Clothes:  YG11, YG13, B12, B14
Ice Cream:  YR12, YR14, YR16, E41, E42, E43
Dog:  W0, W3, W5
Table:  C1, C3

The paper is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Color of Puppies, Boy.

Thanks for stopping by today!  And be sure to join the challenge for your chance at winning a fantastic prize!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Thursday, June 21, 2018

More Hexagons

Earlier this week, there was a Hexagons Designer Challenge at Elizabeth Craft Design.  I liked the random hexagons of my card so much, that I did it again!



In this case, I "dyed" a piece of 110lb White Soft-Finish Cardstock with Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks and then cut it using a few of the Stitched Hexagons dies.  I placed them randomly and added a sentiment from the Beach Sentiments.  Then, I added an adorable flamingo from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Flamingo die along with a few sequins.  He's colored with Copics R81, R83, R85, E42 and YR14.  Easy, fun and sweet.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hexagon FuN

It's Designer Challenge Day at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  That means there's a ton of fun and crafty inspiration on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  This month, we are celebrating hexagons.  Fantastic!  And there's a prize.  All you have to do is answer a question on their blog!   Be sure to check it out at their blog for your chance to win!


Here's my hexagon creation:



I loved this combination of hexagons with the flowers from Elizabeth Craft Designs Susan's Garden collection.  To create this card, I washi-taped several of the Stitched Hexagon dies to a piece of patterned paper from the Butterfly Dreams 12x12 collection.  Then, I took the fun cuts and placed them randomly on a piece of 110lb White Soft-Finish Cardstock that I cut with a Dashing Rectangle die.  I then "gardened" up

  • Shasta Daisy with a Copic Y15 and some yellow pollen center along with a couple Copic YG17, G43, G46 leaves
  • Forget-Me-Nots colored with Copics B93, B95 with white acrylic marker and Copic Y15 centers and a E33, E31 branch.
  • Baby's Breath with a G43 stem and a smidge of Y11 in the centers of the flowers.

I finished the card off with a few half pearls and a sentiment from the General Sentiments Clear Stamps that I colored in with a Y15.
V20, V22, V25, R81, R83, R85, YG11, YG13, Y26, B93, B95, B97

Be sure to see all the other hexagon goodness on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today!

Craftily yours,

Karen




Saturday, June 16, 2018

Crazy 4 Sketch Challenges

I am excited to be on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog again today!  This week's challenge is a sketch challenge.  Here's what I created:


That pretty birdie is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Feathered Friends Clear Stamps and is cut with the coordinating die.  I colored him with B93, B95, B97, BG01, BG02, BG05, V20, V22, V25, RV52, RV55, YG11, YG13, YG17, and YR14.  The diamonds and sideways Dashing Square die cuts.  That pretty paper is part of the Butterfly Dreams collection.  I finished off the card with a glitter line sticker and some lace.

Thanks for stopping today!  Hope you join the Sketch Challenge!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Let It Go

Happy Thursday!  It's my day over at Dare 2B Artzy. I created a card for a friend who's hit a bit of a rough patch using the Totally Tracy Let It Go stamps and the Wacky Boxes Stencil.


To see all the fun details, be sure to stop by the Dare 2B Artzy Blog!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,




Monday, June 11, 2018

A Way with Words - Happy Birthday

I've recently gotten into making Elizabeth Craft Design Susan's Garden flowers.  So relaxing to bend and form the die cuts into pretty flowers.  Here's one I made using the Garden Notes - Forsythia, Shasta Daisy and Frosty Fern.


To make the Forsythia, I colored 110lb Soft-Finish Cardstock with a Y06 Copic, and the center of the flower is dabbed with a G40.  The branch is E33.  The Shasta Daisy centers are colored with a Y15 Copic and I added some yellow pollin.  The leaves on the daisy are colored with YG17, G82, and G85.  The fern is colored with a G43 and G47, and the very tips are dabbed with a white acrylic paint marker.

The background is made with Distress Oxide inks in Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint.  The sentiment is also from Elizabeth Craft Designs from the "A Way with Words" collection.  I die cut the circle frame around the sentiment with a couple Dashing Circles Dies and cut the card front out with a Dashing Rectangle.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Saturday, June 9, 2018

Crazy 4 Masculine Cards

Today is my second post guest-designing for Crazy 4 Challenges!  This week's challenge is all about masculine cards!


I made this CAS card using the following products from Elizabeth Craft Designs:  Camping Out Clear Stamps, Summer Sentiments Clear Stamps and Wood Effects 12x12 Paper.  I added some fun twine to the card.

Thanks for stopping today!  Hope you join the Masculine Cards Challenge!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

A Way with Words - Focus Day

It's another FUN new release day at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  Whoop!  Today it's all about the A Way with Words line, and I have some FuN features here!  Like this one made with the new Special Delivery and Little Ones dies.


Love that beautiful script die that I cut out with adhesive and colored with Rose Red Silk Microfine Glitter.  Gorgeous!  The circle die cut in the middle is a Dashing Circle die, and on the inside, the sentiment is a Fitted Circle Die cut.  The polka-dot paper is from the Thinking about Rio de Janeiro 12x12 collection.

And here's my second card for the release which again uses the Special Delivery/Day dies and also uses the new Flourished Night Sky Dies.



The paper on this one is the 12x12 Fly & Scrap.   The "Special" is die cut from blue card stock, and then I used a white acrylic pen to add the polka dots.  I added a tail "star" from the Sweet Things dies and covered the star with Periwinkle Silk Microfine Glitter.  Behind the word "special," I have added a Stitched Hexagon and a strip of pink paper.  I embellished this card with a Susan's Garden Shasta Daisy with a little Frosty Fern.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Karen






Sunday, June 3, 2018

Bright Colors Challenge

There's a new challenge at Dare 2B Artzy - Bright Colors! Show us your creations!  Here's what I made using the Restore the Soul stamps.


Bright colors are perfect for Get Well cards!  It's a great way to cheer up a friend or family member who isn't feeling up to snuff!  The Copic markers I used were:  RV14, RV17, RV23, RV29, YR12, YR14, YG11, YG13.  The image is framed in a Fitted Oval die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The flowers are a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs too and are covered with a Rose Red Silk Microfine Glitter.

Thanks for stopping by....and do join our challenge!

Craftily yours,

Karen




Avery with Summer Drink

It's time for a new challenge at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenges!  It's always anything goes; we love to see what you create!  My card features Avery with Summer Drink.


She just makes me smile!  I colored her with Copic markers:

Skin:  E000, E00, E11
Hair:  E31, E33
Clothes:  R81, R83
Drink:  YR12, YR14, YR16

The paper I used is from Elizabeth Craft Designs, called Fly & Scrap.  To make the frame around the girl, I cut the piece of patterned paper with a Fitted Oval die and then layered it on a blue Dotted Scallop Oval.  Then I reattached it to the card front and layered it in blue cardstock.  I added some ribbon, lace and felt flowers that I had in my stash.  The rest of the products are listed below..

Thanks for stopping by today!  And be sure to join the challenge for your chance at winning a fantastic prize!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Saturday, June 2, 2018

Go Barefoot Day

I'm super excited to be guest-designing for Crazy 4 Challenges this month!  This week's challenge is all about Go Barefoot Day.  The challenge is to create something barefoot!


I immediately thought of Paper Nest Dolls Troll Ellie!  She's one of my favorite images to color.  For my card, I die-cut her out with an Elizabeth Craft Designs Fitted Oval and layered that on a Dotted Scallop Oval.  The paper is from Elizabeth Craft Designs, Cucina with Love collection.  I embellished the card with a couple UmWow Studio chipboard circle confetti covered with Buttermilk Nuvo Drops.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you decide to go barefoot in the challenge!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Happy Father's Day

It's my day to do a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  So many fun and versatile products from Elizabeth Craft Designs!

For my post, I created a fun and easy Father's Day card:



I just love the background stamps!  This one is called, Circles Background.  I die cut it out with the Dashing Rectangle dies and embellished it with sentiment die cuts from Words 3-Happy Holidays and a cactus from the Cacti Clear Stamps.  All of the instructions can be found on my post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.

Thanks for stopping by.

Craftily yours,

Karen



Monday, May 28, 2018

Just For You

Posting a simple and sweet card today using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs today!  Here's what I created:


I had a couple scraps from the 6x6 Fly & Scrap paper that I cut one edge using the largest size of the Dashing Rectangle Die.  I then layered them on the edge of a card front made with 100lb Soft-Finish Cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Fashionable Phrases Clear Stamps.  I added a couple of glitter covered flowers from the Large and Small Flower Dies sets cut with more scraps from the Fly & Scrap paper.  I love how this clean and simple card turned out!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Thursday, May 24, 2018

Be an Alpaca

Hi Everyone!  I'm excited to be posting on the Dare 2B Artzy blog using the VERY cute Alpaca Cake stamps and Summertime Petals paper.  Here's what I made:



Isn't she super fun?!?  Love!

For more details on this card, check out my Dare 2B Artzy blog post.

Craftily yours,

Karen



Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Susan's Garden Release

It's a SuPeR fun day over at Elizabeth Craft Design!  It's time for a new release from Susan's Garden!  My card features the brand new Forsythia dies.


Love these pretty flowers that I added as a bit of a frame around the new Stitched Hexagon dies.  The flowers are colored with Copic Y15, leaves with YG17, G85, and G99, and branch E15.  The paper I used is from the 6x6 version of Cucina w/ Love.  The sentiment is from the Plant, Grow, and Bloom Clear stamps.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen




Prom Ellie

It's my day to provide inspiration for the Paper Nest Dolls Challenges!  My card features Prom Ellie.




Ain't she pretty!  The paper is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs 6x6 Sweet Vintage Rose collection.  I added some twine, doily, lace and roses to embellish her.  She is colored with Copics markers, but I'm sorry I forgot to write them down before putting them away.

Thanks for stopping by today!  And be sure to join the challenge for your chance at winning a fantastic prize!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Glitter It Up!

It's Designer Challenge Day at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  I always love designer challenge day!  So many beautiful creations from the design team!  ALSO, there's a $20 gift card available to win over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  All you have to do is answer a question on their blog!   Be sure to check it out at their blog for your chance to win!


This month's challenge to the designers is All That Glitters!  Here's how I glittered it up!



I made two cards using the glitter lace technique!  You can see the you-tube video about how to do this technique - here.  The white background is cut with the Dashing Rectangles using White Soft Finish cardstock.  I used the colors from the new Bloom Glitter Palette and embellished the cards with the Color My Flowers clear stamps and coordinating dies.  I colored them with Copic markers:

V20, V22, V25, R81, R83, R85, YG11, YG13, Y26, B93, B95, B97

The sentiment is from the Fashionable Phrases clear stamps, and I added some lace, seam binding ribbon and Nuvo drops to complete the cards.

Be sure to see all the other glittery goodness on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today!

Craftily yours,

Karen