Foxy Lady

Foxy Lady

One of my brothers asked me for a card he could give to his new girlfriend – I really didn’t have anything I thought would be special enough and then I remembered a new digi I just purchases at 2 Cute Ink during their fall sale (sale goes until Sept 30th!).  I used a non-traditional fall color palette but I think it all works – what do you think?

It’s hard to tell but I fussy cut all of the leaves and layered them on top of the colored digi image to give a bit of a 3-D effect.

Image: Fall Fox – 2 Cute Ink
Papers: Go Nuts – Nitwit Collections
Die: Stitched Sentiment Flag – Lil’ Inker Designs, Large Scallop Square – Spellbinders
Embellishment: Enamel Dots
Sketch: Sketch Saturday

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Challenges:
2 Cute Ink – Fall
Open-Minded – Fall/Autumn
The Corrosive Challenge – Autumn/Fall
Craftin Desert Diva’s – Fall
Love to Create – Fussy Cut
Craft-Room Challenge – Forest Friend
Papertake Weekly – Oh How Cute!
Scrap-Creations – Fall
Simon Says – Anything Goes
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Happy Monday to You!

ABC 9-15-14I’m here to share an idea with you to use those digi images we all have in a non-traditional way. I’m casing an idea I saw done by Pyselfroken (sorry no link available) but I wanted to give her the credit for my project.

I don’t know what the weather is like where you live but we definitely have a feeling of fall in the air.  The temps at night have been near freezing – the trees have already started to change colors.  So much for global warming!

With fall in the air, I opted to make a fall centerpiece.  I started off by cutting strips of orange cardstock and attaching them at the ends with a brad to allow me to move them into a circular shape.  I adhered the pumpkin on to a circle base, glued various flowers to the base and added some die cut leaves.  I wound some green cardstock to make the stem and glued it to the top of the pumpkin, added a die cut leaf and a ribbon.

I printed Squirrel (it is a Catch the Bug Anything but a Card inspiration after all :-)) onto cardstock and also a mirror image and glued the two together as the centerpiece can be seen from all sides and I wanted the image to be seen on both sides of the cutout.  I added a tealight to give the pumpkin and inner glow.  If you try this idea, please use a tealight as I’m afraid a regular tealight would probably burn your centerpiece and after all of that hard work, I hate to see it go up in smoke!

Thanks so much for the visit and I hope I’ve inspired you to try this idea!  Dee

Challenges:
The Shabby Tearoom – Autumn Bliss, Photo Inspiration

Craftin Desert Diva’s – Fall
Milk Coffee – Colors of Autumn
Sister Act – Anything Goes
Simply Create Too – Fall/Autumn
Come and Get It – Fall Digi
The Corrosive Challenge – Autumn/Fall

Go Nuts…

It’s your birthday!

It’s my birthday today too 🙂

NutsBirthdays are all about being a bit squirrelly and today’s card it just that – literally and figuratively!  In hindsight I wish I had used a cream color base as the white seems a bit too harsh for an autumn card but it’s not too bad – next time I’ll give the cream a whirl.  I always seem to struggle to make birthday cards for those special guys in my life but I think this is works well especially with the geometric embossed background.

Papers: Go Nuts – Nitwit Collection Digi Papers
Stamp: Nuts for You – PaperTrey Ink, Maple Leaf – Memory Box
Die: Nuts for You – PaperTrey Ink, Maple Leaf – Memory Box, Sentiment Banner – Lil’ Inker Designs
Embossing Folder: Darice
Embellishments: Button and Baker’s Twine

Thanks for the visit!  Dee

Challenges:
Simon Says – Anything Goes
Creative Corner – Can’t Touch This
CAS-ual Fridays – Embossing
Glitter and Sparkle – Leaves
Pile it On – Animals with Character
The Squirrel and the Fox – Animal Antics
Sentimental Sundays – Falling into Autumn
Parade Your Crafts – Autumn
Eureka – Fall Leaves

Welcome Fall – Hop Along with FTHS

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. We are welcoming fall today as well as welcoming some new team members!  We thought it would be so much fun to have a hop as we haven’t done one for awhile and it’ll be a great chance for you all to meet the new DT!

Harvest LeavesAs you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win the image that the designer used. And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $5 gift voucher to the store!

If you have arrived from Angela, you are in the right place – I just love everything she creates.  If at anytime you lose your way along the hop just go back to the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything.

Image: Happy Harvest – From the Heart Stamps
Paper: Cardstock
Die: Mighty Oak – PaperTrey Ink, Banner – Verve
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Coloring Medium: Copic and Ink Pads

Sentiment: I saw this sentiment the other day and loved it – I couldn’t find the original artist to give them credit so I made my own rendition.  Feel free to grab it if you like it!

Leaves Turn

Now head over to Calypso and see her wonderful creation, her talent never ceases to amaze me.

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday October 7th at 6am, EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday October 9th.  Dee

Challenges:
Crafty Catz – Anything Goes
Fairies – Pumpkins, Mushrooms and Bats
Frosted Designs – Add Texture
Polkadoodle – Fall
QKR Stampede – Fall Colors
The Friday Mashup – Fussy Cut
4 Crafty Chicks – Fall / Autumn
Ruby’s Rainbow – Autumnal Colors
The House that Stamps Built – Happy Fall Y’all

It’s all about those Fabulous Fall Colors


For You Only

Is it starting to feel like Autumn where you live?  The last few nights have been a bit cooler and in the morning I can feel the nip of Autumn approaching.  The leaves have already begun to change colors to their Autumn rainbow of colors.  What colors do you think of when you think of Fall time?  I think of yellows, oranges, deep reds, rust, some yellowy greens and a touch of brown.  Well, the challenge for the next two weeks at Di’s Digi Designs isFabulous Fall colors.  You don’t need to have a Fall theme, just use Fall colors.

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We are so lucky this week to have Crafty Ribbons as our fabulous sponsor. Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, they are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Their range of Christmas ribbons is second to none.  Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel?  Ribbons are now a “must-have” for all types of craft.  Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all!  Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths.  Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration – then have a look at our projects on our blog,or visit our Inspiration blog,or maybe join in with them at their Challenge blog.  Go on, have a look… It’s worth it !

Image: For You Only – Di’s Digi Stamps
Papers: ??? from my scrap bin
Die: Lacy Squares – Spellbinders
Embossing Folder: Autumn Words – Cuttlebug
Embellishments: Ribbon, Metal Sentiment (I had this for a long time but have never figured out how to use it), Enamel Dots, Stickles

Thanks so much for the visit and I can’t wait to see your creations!  Dee

Challenges:
Designed to Color – Anything Goes
All That Stickles – Fall/Harvest
My Time to Craft – Autumnal Colors
Creative Corner – Autumn Leaves are Falling
Jo’s Scrap Shack – Autumn
An Inky Situation – Teddy Bears
Aud Sentiments – Autumn
Creative Belli – Yellow, Orange and Red
Bearly Mine – Color Inspiration

Sorry for Your Loss

Loss

I’ve been playing with my new Mighty Oak Stamp and Die set from PaperTrey Ink.  This is my third card, check out here and here for my two previous cards using this set.  This set is so versatile, my two previous cards were a fall themed card and a birthday card – for this card I went with a sympathy theme. This time, I didn’t use any of the stamps – just the dies!   I used a variety of papers from Nitwit’s Autumn Enchantment Collection – this is my favorite fall-themed paper collection, I just love the addition of the purple color!

If you have time, I’d love to hear which of the three cards is your favorite!

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Challenges:
Craft-Room Challenge – Trees &/or Leaves
Crafty Sentiments – Favorite Fall Color or Pattern
Just Inspirational – Ribbon
My Craft Spot – Sympathy, Get Well
I Did it Creations – Add Some Leaves