Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easet Chicks

Hello my darling friends. I hope you had lovely Easter. Right now I wish this long weekend would be longer. We had so nice weather - sun was shining and it was so warm - it felt almost like summer. It's great to see  tiny leaves on the trees and I even saw one yellow wood anemone blooming. Very unusual for April :)


Here is one simple Easter card.The image is from paper napkin. I placed the napkin to the sticker paper, covered it with Versamark Ink, poured Stickum Powder on top and melted the powder with heat tool. Then I covered it with Cloud Nine Microfine Velvet Glitter. And that was it. It's really easy to get a sparkling card front. 


Orange matting layer is covered with Tiger Orange Microfine Glitter. Green, yellow and light blue layers are all punched with Doily Lace Edge Punch, covered with Versamark Ink and then with different embossing powders (Spring Willow, Dandy Dandelion and Skylight) 


One little chick is fussy cut and adhered with a foam tape on top. 
You can find full directions how to make this card from SNS Gallery.

 
Materials used:
Embossing Powders: Stickum Powder (EP300), Spring Willow (EP388), Dandy Dandelion (EP178), Skylight (EP212)
Glitters: Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter (GM2000), Tiger Orange Velvet Glitter (GM2003)
Adhesives: Sticker Paper (99558), Foam Tape, 1/2" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape (SAT 04),
Punches: Martha Stewart Edge Punch – Doily Lace
Papers: Back2Basics Scallop Edge Card base 11,9 x 11,9 cm, White Cardstock, Patterned Paper Napkin
Other supplies: Orange Flower Lace

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenges  -Bunnies, chicks or eggs 21.4
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes 21.4  
Simon Say's Stamp Blog - Animal antics 23.4
Crafty Hands - Anything goes 24.4 Allsorts Challenge - Birds and feathers 24.4
That Craft Place Blog - Anything goes/Easter 26.4
Bearly Mine Challenges - Spring 28.4
Natalie and Amy - Embossing 29.4
Feeling Crafty Challenge - Anything for a child 1.5
 
Thank you for the visit.
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Friday, April 18, 2014

Another Magic Card

Hello my friends! I'm super excited today. I was asked to be a quest designer for Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. It is an awesome opportunity and I couldn't say no. Their theme is Anything goes with stamped image. This is easy :)

Sentiment: "Most beautiful moments in life often comes as a surprise"

I told you few weeks ago that I show you one more magic card. This one is improved and works much better then my first magic card. You can find lots of guides for Magic card but I made some modifications. I struggled with my first card to pull the tag out and it was difficult to push it back in. So I added strips of heavy cardstock to the edges to give the tag some room to slide in and out. It works perfectly. I made a sort of template to help you understand better what I'm trying to say.


I used darling Rocco with Roses as the main image. He is stamped to the cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. Sentiment was computer generated. Rocco is stamped to the acetate with Black StazOn.
Then you watch my template you see that the cardstock with stamped image is cut in funny shape at the bottom. I like it because then you pull the tag it gives you an illusion that the tag is with same width 'til the end.

Lots of happiness and strong helth

Magic cards are so much fun and easy to make. I added an easel to behind the card to help it stand.


I didn't made a photo of it but the message for the receiver was back side of the tag.  I made this card for my neighbour who is my dog best friend. He takes my dog to a long walk every day. He loves animals So I thought Rocco is perfect for him. Hi was amazed then he saw this card and didn't understand how can a black and white image change to colored image. After seeing his reaction I love Magic cards even more :)


 

Go to Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges blog to see what their talented team has done to inspire you. I can't wait to see their new projects.
Materials used:
Stamps:Rocco with Roses Stamp Set #527
Papers: Designer Paper from Tiimari; Brown and white cardstocks; Acetate
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Radiant Rectangles;Marianne Design - Garden branch LR0151
Punches: Martha Stewart Around the page set: Flower box 
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; StazOn Black; TH Broken China Distress Ink
Coloring: Promarkers, Flexmarkers
Embellishments: Divine Twine Eco-Luxe Bakers Twine - Aqua; Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Ice White


I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Polka Doodle - Animal magic 18.4
Passion for Promarkers - All creatures great and small 21.4
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes 21.4
Simon Say's Stamp Blog - Animal antics 23.4
Crafty Hands - Anything goes 24.4
OneCrazyStamper.com - Anything goes w stamped image
Beccy's Place - Anything goes w Beccy's image 30.4
Cards Galore Challenges - Include your favorite color (Blue) 30.04
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Your favorite color combo (blue and brown) 12.5



Thank you for the visit.
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cosmic Wish

Hello my friends. March was strange month for me. I just didn't had ideas how and what cards to make. Then I saw this pretty card. I loved the colorful main panel with elegant flourish. I wanted to try to make similar card with glitters. Here's the result.


Even though it is a bit to 'clean' for me I'm very happy with this card. I used lots of glitters and some embossing powders on it.


SNS Microfine Velvet Glitters are perfect for this technique. First I placed strip of 2 1/" Tear-ific tape to a white cardstock. After removing the protective sheet I started with Goldenrod Glitter in the center and moved to the edges with different glitters (see list below). To avoid rough line from one glitter to another just mix small amount of glitters together. The all the tape was covered and glitters was burnished in good I stamped big flourish from Flourishes Two stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed with White Detail EP. Then I cut small squares from it. To hide the white cardstock peeking from the sides I run the dark purple marker all around the sides. It also gives a nice border. Each square is adhered to a slightly larger white square.


Now you can see a close up from this cool embossed layer. One edge of white cardstock is die cut with Memory Box Cosmo Border. Entire CS is inked with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Dark Night EP. It looked fabulous already but then I added another layer of Versamark Ink and sprinkled ... hmm now I'm confused.... Directions I wrote while making the card says: Blueberry EP, but somehow it looks more like a Wisteria EP. I pretty sure I used Wisteria EP, why I wrote Blueberry I don't know. But does't it look fantastic - like a cosmos...


I had some leftover glittered pieces from the card front. They ware too pretty to throw away so I adhered them to the inside of the card.


Materials used:
Stamp Credit: FlourishesTwo stamp set #520
Embossing Powders: White Detail  (EP298), DarkNight (EP362), Blueberry (EP240) or Wisteria (EP358)  
Glitters:  Gypsy Red (GM2005), Tiger Orange (GM2003), Goldenrod (GM2006),  Purple Potion (GM2001), Pixie Violet (GM2018), Cobalt Glaze (GM2015), Teal Velveteen (GM2017), Luau Green  (GM2004), Celebration (GM2010) 
Adhesives: 2 1/2" Double Sided "Tear-ific Tape" (SAT11)
Inks: VersaMark Pad (712353310018)
Dies: Memory Box Die - Cosmo Border
Papers:  White Cardstock
Other supplies: Dark purple marker (e.g Promarker – Aubergine)

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenges - No designer paper 13.4
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes 14.4
Crafty Hands Challenges - Anything goes 24.4
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Embossing 29.4  
OneCrazyStamper.com - Anything goes w no digis
Cards Galore Challenges - Include your favorite color (Blue) 30.04
Dream it Up - April Inspiration 1.5

Thank you for the visit.
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring Magic Card

Hello my friends! It's time for a new challenge at the Stamping Sensation. This month we are asking you to Use those Dies and/or Punches.

Sentiment: Most beautiful moments in life often comes as a surprise.
 There have to be some staming on your project to be able to win an awesome prize from PDA. They are offering a fabulous £40 voucher.

http://www.pdacardandcraft.co.uk/

This month I decided to make a Magic Card. It's the first one I ever made. I loved it so much so I made one more card, but this one I share later. It's so fun to see how the black and white image change to colored image... Like a magic...


I stamped the image from DoCraft Botanical Prints with StazOn to the acetate and same image with Memento Tuxedo black to a white cardstock.

Sentiment: Happy Birthday!
Here is the back side of the pull out tag.


Now hop over to Stamping Sensation Blog to see how can you participate in this fab challenge. And take a look what my teamies has made to inspire you.

Materials used: 
Stamp: DoCraft Botanical Prints
Papers: First Edition - Floral Pavilion; White and green cardstock; Kraft Paper
Inks: StazOn - Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black, Pear Tart; TH Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick
Dies: Spellbinders - Standard Circles Lrg, Classic Scalloped Circles, Blossom Four, Sprig;
Other supplies: Martha Stewart - 3 in 1 Butterfly punch; Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Ice White; Fuzzy Yarn

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
 
Love to Create Challenge - Color Inspired (pink, green) 6.4  
Simon Say's Stamp Blog - Happy Birthday 7.4 
Milk Coffee Challenge - Welcome spring 9.4 
Charisma Cardz - Anything goes 9.4 
Scribble and Scrap Crafts - Anything goes 11.4  
Crafting for All Seasons - Dies and punches 14.4 
Bearly Mine Challenges - Spring 28.4 
OneCrazyStamper.com - Anything goes w stamped image

 

Thank you for the visit.
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Friday, April 4, 2014

April Release Winners {Sparkle N Sprinkle}

Hi!  I'm sorry this post comes on my blog a bit late. But better late then never, right? :)
We want to thank you for participating in Sparkle N Sprinkle's April 1st Release.
We enjoyed making the new projects, and hope you enjoyed the 20% off, good through April 3.


 
Five new stamp sets, 2 new digitals, and Jazzy Jill's technique kit were released.
Winners get to choose an embossing powder and glitter to go with their new set
or $20 worth of images from our new Digital Line

Our winners are:
(50 comments)

Marylou H

(47 comments)

Gerlinde

(39 comments)

Aunt Di

(42 comments)

Kim Petriga

(42 comments + 3 who were unable to leave a comment)

Paula

 
Please e-mail SNS_Artist@tampabay.rr.com with your mailing address, choice of one glitter and one embossing powder which can be used with your new stamp sets, and we will mail your prize.
ALTERNATELY - you may choose $20 worth of images from our new Digital Line

We look forward to sharing ideas from 6 new stamps sets on May 1.
hugs always from The Sparkle Team,

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle's April1 Reveal

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's April 1 Reveal.



This month 5 new stamp sets are being introduced. Until April 3, the sets are 20% off their regular price. The April Showers stamp set is available on Cling Mounted Rubber, as a digital image, and is also included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.

April Showers #555P7
*NEW* also available as digital image here.

Ellie the Elephant #553P7

Diamond Medallion #530P7
*NEW* also available as digital image here.

Flamingo Bay #512P6
*NEW* also available as digital image here.

Crackle Background #609P5


On April 3 five winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below. Each winner will receive a new stamp set, and the choice of one embossing powder and glitter to go with their new set.

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. This month, if you use a Sparkle N Sprinkle image in your Challenge project, not only will you become a Featured Artist, but your name will be entered in a separate drawing for 3 Ultra Fine Glitters and/or Embossing Powders.

The winners of the blog hop will be announced on April 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:
Anne Temple
Anita Scroggins
Steff Munnings - new designer!
Donna Ellis
Before you continue the hop, few words and some photos of my easel step card. Of course I had to make another easel card.

To make my easel card a bit different from the ones I usually make, I added some step card elements to it. Here's a side view. Isn't it fun!

This beautiful image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and is colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I scribbled Sakura Glue Pen to the water and added fabulous Surf Glitter on top.


The corner die cut is covered with Versamark ink and it's heat embossed with Flashy Flamingo EP. I also made some pearls on top.


Here's ne more photo to show this amazing Surf Glitter. I love the different colors in it. It looks like a real water sparkling under the sun.
The first layer of grass is heat embossed with Spring Willow EP. Other layers are inked with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.


Pink layer in inside of the card is heat embossed with Flashy Flamingo and Sweetheart EPs. To the upper left corner I stamped Diamond Medallion with Versamark Ink. I covered it with Stickum Powder and melted the powder with heat tool. After that I applied the Surf Glitter on top.
I also stamped some Diamond Medallions with Versamark Ink to the back of the card front and heat embossed with Flashy Flamingo EP. If I'd do it again, I would stamp before folding the card :)

Here's a photo of my card then it's closed. The pink layers on the sides are heat embossed with Flashy Flamingo EP. Then I stamped Diamond Medallion with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Raspberry Tart EP.
You can find full instructions of my card from SNS Gallery here. I made a template for you if you need one. It's in here.
Next stop on your hop is talented Mayra Hernandez.
Materials used:

Stamp Credit: FlamingoBay Stamp Set #512, Diamond Medallion #530
Embossing Powders:  FlashyFlamingo (EP452), Sweetheart(EP109), StickumPowder (EP300), Spring Willow (EP388), Raspberry Tart (EP451)
Glitters:  Surf (G1117), CloudNine Velvet Glitter (GM2000)
Adhesives: SakuraGlue Pen (053482384809), 1/2"Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape (SAT 04), Foam Tape
Inks: Memento- TuxedoBlack (712353259003), VersaMarkPad (712353310018), Distress Ink - Peeled Paint (789541020233), FadedJeans (789541021452) and WornLipstick (789541021513)
Dies: PoppyStamps – Grassland Border, MemoryBox – Delicate Vine, Spellbinders – Label 21, Cheery Lynn Design – Lace Corner Deco C
Punches: Martha Stewart – 3 in 1 Butterflies
Papers:  White Cardstock
Coloring: Promarkers, Flexmarkers
Other supplies: Pink Flower Lace, Viva D├ęcor  Pearl Pen – Ice White

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Promarker Challenge - Embossing w Promarkers 1.4
I Love Pomarkers - Anything goes w Promarkers 1.4
Pattie's Creations Challenge - Anything goes w image 2.4
Chocolate Coffee Cards - Glitter and lace 3.4
Polka Doodle - Spring is in the air 4.4
Allsorts Challenge - Use those dies 4.4
Love to Create Challenge - Color Inspired (pink, green) 6.4
Milk Coffee Challenge - Welcome spring 9.4
Open-minded Crafting Fun - Animal Antics 11.4
Scribble and Scrap Crafts - Anything goes 11.4 
Thank you for the visit.
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Chocolate Pocket Card

Hello my friends! I'm very happy to finally say: Welcome Spring! Sun is shining and snow is almost gone. Even the Snowdrops and Snowflakes came out under the snow without any harm. They are blooming and are so pretty. But now, to my spring theme project. I love card making, chocolate and blue color. Because of that, I decided to make a chocolate pocket and use lots of blues on it. So here it is.


On this project I used one of my favorite stamp set - Shabby Chic Birdhouse. There are so pretty images and wonderful sentiments. It's just pure joy to use them. 


Image is colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I added some Dimensional Glue to the Bird House ornamented edge and sprinkled Lavender Iris Glitter on top. I colored the ribbons behind the roses with Sakura Glue Pen and added Fascination and Waterfall Glitters on top. Image is attached to the Floral Oval with foam tape. Behind the image layer I put a blue fuzzy yarn.


Inside of the card is a pocket for chocolate.


My card holds my favorite Estonian chocolate - Milk chocolate with plum and biscuit. Mmm... it's delicious. Ok, back to the card....


Edges of the pattern papers are ink with Tea Dye Distress Ink. After that I applied lots of Versamark to the edges and heat embossed with Sparkle EP. Because there can never have too much sparkle I draw few lines to the pattern paper with Sakura Glue Pen and added Waterfall Glitter on top :) Floral Oval is inked with Broken China Distress Ink. All the butterflies used on my project are punched out from Sticker Paper. Pink Butterflies are covered with Bubble Gum Glitter and blue butterfly on front cover is covered with Waterfall Glitter.


Sparkling matting layers are made with Tear-ific Tape, Fascination and Waterfall Glitters. These two glitters goes together so well. To make the matting layer I took piece of white cardstock and colored the edges with light blue marker. Then I placed 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape to the edges, removed protective layer, placed patterned paper in center and covered rest of the tape with glitters. Or you can just use colored cardstock. Because Waterfall glitter is semi-transparent I prefer to have blue cardstock under it (on this project).


Cool thing about embossing powders is that you can make your own custom color brads with them. Just tip the brad to the Versamark Ink and add EP on top. After heating it with heat, gun you have brad that mach your project. Because the Cotton Candy EP (I used it on my brad) is semi-transparent it's good idea to use light brad. Or if you only have dark brads use White EP first and then add semi-transparent EP.


I made the tassel my self out of white twine. With help of the fork I got perfect size tassel. After it was finished I tipped in to the Caribbean Blue Glimmer Mist to re color the twine. After drying it was too dark, so I washed some color off with warm water. I'm very pleased how it turned out. I applied Dimensional Glue to some parts of the tassel and sprinkled Waterfall Glitter on top to add sparkle.

Here is one photo that shows all the lovely sparkle. Tassel string will go around the brad to keep the card closed. The sentiment is stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Satin Velvet EP. I love how it shimmer.



You can find full directions of how I made this card from SNS Gallery here. If you just need a template you can get it from here. On the template are exact measurements of my project. Then you make your own pocket card, just measure your chocolate and make your project according to them.



Materials used:
Stamp Credit: Shabby Chic Birdhouse Stamp Set #481
Embossing Powders
: Sparkle (EP107), Cotton Candy (EP121), Satin Velvet (EP209);
Glitters:
Fascination (G1030), Waterfall (G1071), Lavender Iris (G1061), Bubble Gum (G1088);
Adhesives:
Mega Tack Glue (545),
Sakura Glue Pen (053482384809), SNS Dimensional Glue 539, 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape SAT01, Sticker Paper 99558, Foam Tape;
Inks:
Memento -
Tuxedo Black (712353259003), Distress Tea Dye (789541019510), Distress Broken China (789541021414), VersaMark Pad (712353310018);
Dies:
SB Floral Ovals;
Punches
: Martha Stewart – 3 in 1 Butterflies;
Papers:
White, textured white and light blue (optional) cardstocks, Pattern paper (First Edition – Rose Garden), Vellum;
Coloring:
Promarkers, Flexmarkers;
Other supplies
: Blue Fuzzy Yarn, Silver Brad, Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Ice White, White Twine, Glimmer Mist – Caribbean Blue

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Simon Say's Stamp Blog - Glitter it 26.3 
Milk Coffee Challenge - At least 2 flowers 26.3
Delightful Sketches
- Welcome spring 26.3
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything goes 26.3  
Scribble and Scrap Crafts - Anything goes 28.3
Bearly Mine Challenges - One for the girls 30.3  

That Craft Place Blog - Flowers 30.3
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything goes w butterfly 30.3
Pattie's Creation Schallenge - Anything goes w image 2.4

Polka Doodle - Spring is in the air 4.4 

Thank you for the visit.
Hugs & smiles,
Eret
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