Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

 
 
 Hi All, I hope you are enjoying a nice Easter Sunday today.  
This is the card I made from the tag I made for the Egg prompt at Tag Tuesday using Gecko Galz  A Touch of Easter image along with Solarium papers.  
I watched my friend Lindsay, The Frugal Crafter make some cute little enamel dots in a video and thought it would work perfect for my eggs, I loved the results,  I can see me making more of these little things they are a bit addictive, lol.   I decided to be a bit adventurous and use some Dreamweaver Pearlescent embossing paste with a stencil I made with my KNK Zing.    That's it, thanks for looking, and for all your sweet comments.  ~Diane
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Christmas card a week #10

 Hi All, I made another Christmas card for the challenge to make 1 card a week so I will have them all done early!  Feels good to have 10 done and waiting already!  For this card I used the image from Gecko Galz Sweet Mommy collage along with the Solarium papers.  I have to say, these papers are becoming a real favorite of mine, I love every one in the set and I love printing them as many times as I want too!
I did a close up so you could see the one of beautiful stamps from My Craft Spot  Merry Christmas set.  My friend and DT sister Lisette (Mrs. Bees) was very generous to share her winnings from City Crafters with me, (thank you Lisette).  I chose this beautiful set of 10 stamps with the Christmas theme, I just love the fine line detail in this stamp, doesn't it look beautiful?   Other details on this 5 x 7 card, I used True Blue Stickles for the halos, and I used gold embossing powder around the frames before using my Perfect layers Mini rulers (perfect for these small cuts)  to put a 1/16th black trim edge.  I also went a little crazy with the Liquid pearls, the beading in this image really caught my eye so I wanted to accentuate it a bit.  Well that's it, thanks for stopping by and thank you for all of your encouraging comments too.  ~Diane

 
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Beauty in Pink and Black

Hi All, I am sharing a card I made for the Gecko Galz Design Team using some of the new paper from the Solarium paper pack and the April Colors collage sheet.   This is my usual  5 x 7 card, I printed the paper and the image on Staples matte photo paper,  framed the image with my in black card stock using my Perfect Layers Rulers. I added a digital die cut from my Zing by Krewella Kreations The envelope liner is printed on copy paper.
That's it for today, thanks for stopping by. 
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Monday, April 14, 2014

My Arty tag

Hi All, today I am sharing a tag I made for the Gecko Galz cross promotional challenge featuring beautiful Gecko Galz product with A Day for Daisies Stamps.   Speaking of challenges, this months challenge at Gecko Galz is anything goes, have a look at the challenge rules here.
For this tag I used the A Day for Daisies Gather Flower stamp image and the tag background from Gecko Galz April Colors image.    The lace trim was attached with red liner sticky tape to get the ruffled edge, Ranger distress ink in Concord and the ribbon with the butterfly charm I have been hoarding as it was a gift from my friend Valerie.  I like how the stamped image shows through the paper so I chose not to color it in.  Well, that's it for today, thanks for stopping by.  ~Diane
  
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Christmas Card a Week #8

Hi All, week 8!  Whoo hoo, it sure feels good to have 8 Christmas cards done and ready to go!   This card was a bit hard to photograph, the card stock is a deep gray the red border is some leftover industrial plastic, it is see through and the snowflake was die cut from a gift box and it picks up every color of light in the room.  The image is from Gecko Galz Vintage Christmas digital stamps
I added some white lace Stickles to the Mistletoe Berries and red Stickles to the holly berries.  I trimmed the image in some pale blue embossing powder also.  The die cut is from Birds CardsI used my new Perfect Layers Mini Tools and Perfect Cutting Mat. to cut the clean red border, don't forget today is the last day of the Perfect Paper Crafting Brand Ambassador Blog hop, see details in the 2 posts below.   That's it, thanks for stopping by, and thanks for all the great comments.   ~Diane 

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

More Perfect Paper Crafting Cards

 Hi All, the Perfect Paper Crafting Brand Ambassador Blog hop continues through Friday April 4 midnight PST so here's another card I made using my new mini tools.   I love the way the new  Perfect Layers Mini Tools and Perfect Cutting Mat made making this card so easy!   That little black frame adds so much drama to the gorgeous Gecko Galz Musical Jewel It image.  I found the 2 matching  musical notes die cuts in my Make the Cut free gallery and cut them with my Zing. 
So if you haven't joined the hop yet, please do!  And if you just have to have these awesome rulers and mat right now, please use my coupon code Bove5%  for a 5% discount at the check out.
We are very lucky to have SugarPea Designs as one of our sponsors for this fun blog hop. SugarPea Designs is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their new on line store to one lucky winner. Also to celebrate our very first Perfect Paper Crafting Brand Ambassador blog hop, Perfect Paper Crafting will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to our on line store. All you have to do is visit all of the participating blogs and leave a comment on every single one. We will announce the winner Sunday, April 6. I hope you enjoy!
Wishing you all the best of luck!  ~Diane 
PS, if you use coupon code 
Bove5%   you will receive my 5% discount at checkout.
I would like to enter the challenge
(You all know how I love my matching envie liners, lol)
*Dutch Card Lovers to make a matching envelope
A Little bit Crafty the Birds and the Bees 
(I hope it's OK that I have a blog hop here also) 


 We have two winners from our Perfect Paper Crafting Brand Ambassador blog hop. The winner of our $50 gift certificate to www.perfectpapercrafting.com is Cheryl W. from paperpanacea.blogspot.com. The winner of the $25 gift certificate to SugarPea Designs is Janice. We will email you with your prizes! Thanks to everyone who participated in our blog hop!

 
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Monday, March 31, 2014

Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop

 Here are a few cards I made using my Perfect Layers Mini Tools and Perfect Cutting Mat. .
We have two winners from our Perfect Paper Crafting Brand Ambassador blog hop. The winner of our $50 gift certificate to www.perfectpapercrafting.com is Cheryl W. from paperpanacea.blogspot.com. The winner of the $25 gift certificate to SugarPea Designs is Janice. We will email you with your prizes! Thanks to everyone who participated in our blog hop!
 
 
 Hi All and welcome to the Perfect Paper Crafting Brand Ambassador Blog hop!  I am excited to share our newest Mini Perfect Layers rulers and Cutting Mat with you today!  The hop will be open for comments Monday March 31 starting at 9 a.m PST- Friday April 4 midnight PST.
 We thought we would do a blog hop for you to see our Brand Ambassadors artistic talents showcasing our newest products. They will show you how to use our new  Perfect Layers Mini Tools and Perfect Cutting Mat. We are very lucky to have SugarPea Designs as one of our sponsors for this fun blog hop. SugarPea Designs is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their new on line store to one lucky winner. Also to celebrate our very first Perfect Paper Crafting Brand Ambassador blog hop, Perfect Paper Crafting will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to our on line store. All you have to do is visit all of the participating blogs and leave a comment on every single one. We will announce the winner Sunday, April 6. I hope you enjoy!
Wishing you all the best of luck!  ~Diane
The blog hop is now closed.
Products  used:  Gecko Galz Between the Lines, Hip Hop Easter
                                       Egg die cut and scallop border from Birds Cards
I would like to enter my second card in the challenge at
*Fusion Card Challenge

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Lilly's of the Valley


 Hi All, today I am sharing a card I made for the Gecko Galz design team using this lovely Lilly's of the Valley image from the Pretty Petals Collection.  This has always been one of my favorite flowers, my grandmother grew them in her garden off the porch, I can remember sitting on the glider smelling their sweet scent.  This was a rather simple card to make, I just printed the image on Staples photo paper along with the background paper from It's Not Easy Being Green.  I used my Perfect Layers Rulers to trim a 1/16th frame around the image, distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink, mounted it to a sheet of white card stock that had also been distressed, then mounted that to the background print.  The envelope is lined in the same matching paper printed on to copy paper.  I had the embellishment in my stash for a long time, and decided it would be a great finish to this card.  Well that's it for today, hope you are all enjoying some Spring like weather wherever you are, thanks for stopping by.  ~Diane

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tuesdays tag and card

Hi All, I've started with the tag I made for Tag Tuesday and gone on to show what I made with the tag. For the tag I used some scrap cardboard to cut the tag from, I cut it with my Zing using one of Penny Duncan's free cut files.  I used the image from Geco Galz Travel On, framed it in Stickles, added the lace flower, paper flower, raffia and metal key. I placed the tag on a 5 x 7 card base that has been covered with a die cut made on my Zing.  Not sure that I can call it an actual die cut as I had my blade depth set too high and it merely scratched the surface, so I decided not to waste the piece and used it anyway, I like the look, so I highlighted it with some Ranger Lemonade distress ink.  I also added a little to the envelope liner as it was more beige than yellow.  Pop by Tag Tuesday and see what all the talented folks over there have created for the prompt Keys and Locks.  
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In keeping with the challenge I must share a tip which I think I did above, even though my die cut did not cut all the way through, it can still be used as a background with a little distress ink.
That's it, thanks for stopping by.  ~Diane

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