Friday, June 21, 2019

Anime Bill and Jill




Welcome to the monthly Scrapper's Delights Anime New Release for June!  This month we are having it a week early to coincide with our Sponsor Spotlight featured on Passionate Paper Creations (on Facebook).




There are five new images, plus the Cancer VIP Deal image.  The Zodiac VIP Deal is the best deal because not only do you get all five of the new Anime images, you also get the VIP image and lots of other elements (31 to be exact) that go with it.



For today's project, I combined three of the five new images: Anime Jill, Anime Bill, and the School Lockers.  The images are colored with Copic markers and then added behind a frame (as if this photo was in a year book).

The negative portion of a Sue Wilson die cut (Noble dies-Ornate Pierced Rectangles) was used to create the frame.  The stitched circle die cut is from Simon Says Stamp and was die cut from some Tonic Studios Craft Perfect embossed papers.  The sentiment is a die cut from Tonic Studios and was die cut from white cardstock and then color was added using the direct-to-paper method and Versafine Clair ink (Paradise).  I then heat embossed it with Clear embossing powder.  A few Nuvo Sequins (Rose Gold) were added as a finishing touch.

Here is a Sneak Peek for the upcoming Chibi New Release on July 5:



Be sure to check out what the rest of the team created on the Scrapper's Delights Inspiration Blog and join us on our Facebook Fan Page.


Until next time....



Thursday, June 20, 2019

Welcome Home {Lavinia World Challenges #3}


Hey everyone.....Lavinia World Challenges has a new challenge starting today.  The theme is Anything Goes using stamps (rubber or clear, but no digis).  Lavinia World has so many amazing Lavinia stamps and papers to choose from!

Today I'm showcasing a very colorful Freya's House.  This was a pretty simple card to create.  The image was colored with Copic markers and colored pencils.

My Welcome sentiment was created by die cutting a Die-Versions (Sweet Wordlet - Welcome) and home was die cut using a Sizzix/Tim Holtz die set (Cutout Script).  These were die cut from white cardstock and then I used Copics to give the letters an ombre look.

A Memory Box die cut (Sanibel Border) was added at the bottom of the stamped image.  It almost looks like a small fence πŸ˜€.

For the finishing touch, I added embossing powder (Indian Corn) around the outside edges of my bottom layer.  All of these layers were adhere to a black card base.

We'd love it if you would Like Lavinia World on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram (LaviniaWorldStore).  Don't forget to tag us so we can see what you've created and comment on it.  You can also get bi-weekly inspiration delivered directly to you email, by subscribing to our Lavinia World Challenges blog.

Check out all the amazing stamps and papers at Lavinia World and come play along!  Remember, if you use Lavinia stamps in your projects, your chances of winning are doubled for each project you submit!

This bi-weekly challenge lasts until Monday, July 1






Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hope Your Day Is.... {Scrapy Land #116}


I had so much fun creating this interactive card for the Scrapy Land Challenge #116.  The theme is always anything goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  Have you checked out their new website?  It looks pretty amazing.  You can see all the brands that Scrapy Land sells here.


I used the following products on this card:
Lawn Fawn: Reveal Wheel
Lawn Fawn: Reveal Wheel Sentiments
Dee's Distinctively: Retro Cats 2
Newton's Nook: Plaid stencil set
Lawn Fawn: Reveal Wheel Templates-essential shapes stencils
Distress Oxides: Dusty Concord, Peacock Feathers
VersaFine Clair: Blue Belle
embossing powder: Clear

These are the other sentiments I chose to add to my Reveal Wheel:





Putting this card together is pretty straightforward.  After getting all my die cuts ready, I stamped the sentiments with the VersaFine Clair and heat set with Clear embossing powder.  The Newton's Nook stencil is a two piece set and I used the Oxides to create my plaid.  There are many options on how to create the plaids too.  (They even have a guideline on the stencils for placement - if you want to follow it.  Of course I didn't and did my own thing πŸ˜„.)

There are so many options for this die and I can't wait to create more of them (and get some of the amazing add-ons that go with this set.  You can see them all here.) 

Now it's your turn.  You have until June 30 to join us for the Scrapy Land Challenge #116 and have a chance to win one of two $10 gift certificates to go shopping at Scrapy Land.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the team has created for your inspiration too!

Friday, June 7, 2019

Inner Mermaid {Scrapper's Delights VIP Deal}



Hey everyone, I have a new project to share with you from Scrapper's Delights. It's from the Chibi New Release and you can only get the Zodiac images if you get the Chibi Cancer VIP Deal.





I used several of the elements that come in this file: the main image, the sentiment, and the circle frame around the sentiment.  There are 31 design elements that come in this digi file, so the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.



After combining the elements that I wanted, I printed this onto white cardstock.  I colored the image with Copic markers and added glitter (Waterfall) to her tail.  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Aquatic Mist) created the dimensional water bubbles and Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops were added to the circle frame and to the mirror.  Pan Pastels were used to color the background.

A layering die from Sue Wilson Designs (Layering Background-Ocean Waves) continues the ocean/water theme.  In order to create a longer die cut element, I die cut one right beneath the other.  (I love all these layering dies 😍.)  Ribbon was added as the finishing touch.

Here are a few of the images being revealed this month.....



....and a sneak peek for the Anime New Reveal at the end of the month



Be sure to check out what the rest of the team created on the Scrapper's Delights Inspiration Blog and join us on our Facebook Fan Page.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - anything goes (week 22)
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - anything goes (week 23)
Creative Fingers Challenge - anything goes (#165)



Until next time.....

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Fairy Wish {Lavinia World Challenges #2}


I love working with the Lavinia stamps from Lavinia World and I'm so happy to share with you my project for the second Lavinia World Challenges.  


The stamp I'm showcasing today is the Fairy Wish stamp. To begin, I used a John Next Door die set (Oakham Lattice) and die cut the center circle from white cardstock.  I then stamped the Fairy Wish image onto the cardstock with VersaFine black ink and heat set with Clear embossing powder.  Then I added Nuvo glitter (Sparkle Dust) to the fairy wings.  I love how the glitter looks green since the wings were black.  (If they had been a light color, then the wings would have looked more iridescent.) A pink glitter was also added to each of the flower blossoms.


 Using the same Oakham die set, I die cut the rest of the mat surrounding the image from a pale pink cardstock..

For the background mat, I used a Sue Wilson die set (Spanish Collection-Cordoba) and die cut it in a medium shade of pink.  This die is actually a rectangle.  So, in order to convert it to a square, I used my paper cutter and cut down the center of the die cut.  Then I added a strip of bright pink cardstock in the center and adhered each half to the strip.

A few more dots of pink glitter in the corners finish up the card nicely.

Now we hope you can come play with us at the Lavinia World Challenges.  This bi-weekly challenge ends June 17.  If you use a Lavinia stamp in your project, your chances of winning a fabulous $15 gift certificate to Lavinia World are doubled😍.

Be sure to Like Lavinia World on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram (LaviniaWorldStore).  Don't forget to tag us so we can see what you've created and comment on it.



Until next time.....



Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Record Player {Scrapy Land #115}


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It's time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge and I have a very special birthday card to share with you today.  I created this dimensional card for my husband's birthday (he loved it!).

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The following products were used to create this card:

Spellbinders: Standard Circles Large (any of these would work)
Sizzix: Balloon Step-Up (any of these would work)
John Next Door: Square Scene Box (this would also work)
John Next Door: Oakham Lattice
My Favorite Things: Turntable
My Favorite Things: For The Record stamp set
Create A Smile: Vinyl Greetings stamp set
Mama Elephant: Big Happy Birthday (any of these would work)


I started out by creating my shadow box using a John's Next Door die (Square Scene Box) and Graphic 45 papers.


The top of the box includes the balloons from the Sizzix die set and the Happy Birthday sentiment die cut three times for a shadow effect. (I used Tonic Studios craft papers for this.)


I die cut the turntable from dark blue cardstock and then stamped the vinyl record (by Create A Smile) with VersaMark and heat set with blue embossing powder.  The design underneath the turntable is part of the Oakham Lattice die set.  (There are a number of Sue Wilson dies that would work just as well for this step.) I thought it looked a little like the mechanics underneath a real turntable.

I stamped three more records with black VersaFine ink and embossed with Clear embossing powder.   The Spellbinders circle fits these records perfectly.  (You could also fussy cut it out.)  Once the records were die cut, I added my stamped sentiments in each of the centers.  The strip sentiment is part of the MFT stamp set.  This was also stamped with VersaFine and then heat set with Clear embossing powder.

I used the same Oakham Lattice die to die cut a piece of white cardstock for my sentiment.  I adhered this to the back of the record player.


Now it's your turn to join in on the fun.  The theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  This Scrapy Land Challenge #115 goes until June 16.  Two winners will be chosen from the submissions.  (Full details are on the Scrapy Land Challenge blog.)

Until next time.....

Friday, May 31, 2019

Anime Mia


It's the last Friday of May and that means it's time for the Scrapper's Delights Anime New Release.  There are three images you can choose from or, you can choose the VIP Deal where you not only get the three new release images, but you also get the Zodiac Gemini.  You can only get these with the VIP Deal.




I wanted to use Anime Mia for my project today.  I printed her on white cardstock, colored her with Copic markers, and then fussy cut her out.

I die cut two Paper Rose Stitched Square Frames, one medium that I colored with green chalk and one large that I colored with a Copic marker that matches her dress.

I added a sentiment and another Paper Rose die cut (Wheat and Grass Border) that was die cut from gold glitter paper.

This is such a bold and vibrant card that I decided it didn't need anything else.

Be sure to check out the Scrapper's Delights store and join the Facebook Fan Page Progressive Freebie Challenge (just ask to join) and the monthly Challenge Blog.  You can also get lots of inspiration and check out what the rest of the team created on the Scrapper's Delights Inspiration Blog.

I'll be sharing a Zodiac Chibi release with you next Friday, so I hope you come back to check it out.

Until next time.....


Thursday, May 23, 2019

Freya's House {Lavinia World Challenges #1}



I am so excited to be sharing my first Lavinia World Challenges project with Lavinia World with you!  This is a brand new US company and we have a brand new Challenge Blog that runs bi-weekly on Thursdays.  Lavinia World offers all the Lavinia stamps and papers (which are manufactured in the UK). Lavinia World does ship world-wide.

The theme is Anything Goes using stamps (either rubber or clear, but no digis).  If you join our challenge and use Lavinia stamps, then you double your chance of winning the Designer's Choice Award.

The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to Lavinia World!

So let me tell you a little bit about my project.  The Lavinia stamps I used are  Freya's House, Quirky Mushrooms, and Stars Miniature.  The background paper is also a Lavinia paper called Spellbound.  These papers are absolutely gorgeous!!

(I've darkened this photo a bit so you can see more of the details)

To start out, I die cut a standard circle using a Spellbinders die.  I also die cut the Impression Obsession Geometric Cutout 2 from a scrap of cardstock.  I used this cutout as a stencil and added Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Lemon Sherbet) to the center of my paper.  Next I used more Lemon Sherbet and Worn Linen embellishment mousse on the circle and created a large moon.

I stamped Freya's House onto white cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat set it with Zing embossing powder (Brownie).  Then I carefully colored my stamped image with Copics (they aren't very friendly with embossing powder) and colored pencils.  After this was complete, I fussy cut it out.  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ruby Slippers) was added to the heart.

I stamped the Star Miniature multiple times with VersaMark and heat set it with Midnight Madness embossing powder.  This is a black embossing powder with bits of glitter added for sparkle.

The Quirky Mushrooms were also stamped multiple times along the bottom of the paper and heat set with Military Green embossing powder.  Then I positioned Freya's House where I wanted it and adhered it to the paper.

I die cut several insects from a Die-Versions die set (Buggy) and heat embossed the dragon flies with Midnight Madness and the caterpillar with Military Green.

The frame around the focal point was die cut using a Tonic Studios die (Greek Temple layering set) and then I added more Midnight Madness embossing powder to the edges. These were then adhered to a dark blue cardstock (also die cut from the same set) and finally to a black card base.

I had so much fun creating with these stamps and I can't wait to build up my collection so I can play even more πŸ˜„.


We'd love it if you would Like Lavinia World on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram (LaviniaWorldStore).  Don't forget to tag us so we can see what you've created and comment on it.  You can also get bi-weekly inspiration delivered directly to you email, by subscribing to our Lavinia World Challenges blog.

Check out all the amazing stamps and papers at Lavinia World and come play along!  Remember, if you use Lavinia stamps in your projects, your chances of winning are doubled for each project you submit!

This first challenge lasts until Monday, June 3.  The winner will be announced on June 6 and Challenge #2 will also begin.

I'd like to join the following challenges
A Bit More Time to Craft (Anything Goes, #92)
World Wide Open DT Challenges (Anything Goes)
Creative Cottage Challenges (Add Ink)  edited: Winner of this challenge
Classic DT Open Challenge
The House that Stamps Built (Anything Goes, M2219)

Until next time.....