Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge

Saturday, April 25, 2015



Hello! I have a very feminine card to share with you today for the PTI Blog Hop. I LOVE the inspiration photo this month!! The color combination is so striking, and I love all the different textures as well. I also am a big fan of stripes combined with florals, so I knew I had to use that in my card.




I used Background Basics: Super stripes to make the angled stripes in the background. I made sure to use the same angle as the birthday sentiment. The main flowers are popped up with foam tape, and a few sequins give it a special, shiny touch!

Thanks for visiting! Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Supplies: 
Stamps: PTI - Ruby Rose, Background Basics: Super Stripes
Cardstock: PTI - White; Stampin' Up! - Night of Navy
Dies: PTI - Ruby Rose
Ink: PTI - Hibiscus Burst; Stampin' Up! - Night of Navy, Pretty in Pink; Tim Holtz Distress - Mowed Lawn
Other: Sequins, Foam Tape

Top Dog Dies Wedding Card

Wednesday, April 22, 2015




Welcome back to another Top Dog Dies project! I have a romantic card to share with you.




I made this for a wedding. I think the TDD Heart Doily Die is sooooo pretty and intricate. I die cut it several times and layered them together.



After gluing all the layers together, I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the heart, and then stamped small, open hearts around it to accent it.


The awesome heart foiled vellum is loosely layered over the goldish colored cardstock. A very simple but elegant wedding card!


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum; Flower Power #3
Dies: Top Dog Dies - Heart Doily Die
Patterned Paper: DCWV - Foiled Vellum Stack

Uniko Studio Challenge #20

Friday, April 17, 2015

Hi! Welcome to the next Uniko Studio Challenge!

We are happy to have two special Guest Designers joining us for this challenge! Please check out Michelle's and Elaine's blog if you aren't familiar with their work, and to see their projects for this challenge!

THEME: THINGS WITH WINGS
You can use anything that has wings: butterflies, birds, planes, etc! 


  • You can use ANY stamps in the challenges
  • You can enter as many times as you want and enter as many other challenges as you want combined with ours!
I chose the Paradise - Hummingbird stamp set for this challenge. I definitely wanted the hummingbird to be the focal point, and I tried out a 'new to me' technique by Jennifer McGuire. Hers always come out so perfect and beautiful. Mine is ok, I wish I had time to play around/practice with it more. I do love the colors though, especially with the dark grey stripes.



You have until Friday, May 1st, 2:00am CST, to link your card up on the Uniko Blog

How to WIN some Uniko gift vouchers!!
  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a £20 Gift Voucher for Uniko Studio plus be invited to be a Guest Designer for our next challenge
  • Our DT will also choose a top 3 and they will each get a £5 Gift Voucher
  • If you use a Uniko stamp, we will do a random selected prize to win a £10 gift voucher 

Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Paradise - Hummingbird; Simply Said Birthday, Background Builders: Squared
Cardstock: PTI - White

Ink: PTI - Smokey Shadow; various SU and PTI inks
Other: Sequins, Washi Tape

NEW dies from Top Dog Dies!!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Hi crafty friends! Top Dog Dies has released 6 new exclusive dies! I really enjoyed playing with them, and can't wait for you to see what I've created (see below, after you check out the new products)!









NOW IT'S TIME TO SHARE MY FUN CREATIONS WITH YOU!


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Flower Power #1
Dies: Top Dog Dies - Coffee Die Set, Banners #1 Die Set
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up; Jillibean Soup - Blossom Soup
Cardstock: PTI - White
Other: Tim Holtz Stencil - Splatters, Foam Tape, Distress Marker



Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Simply Said Birthday
Dies: Top Dog Dies - Dinosaur Trio Die Set, Typewriter Uppercase Die, Typewriter Lowercase Die, Elephants Die set (balloons)
Cardstock: PTI - White; Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Inks: Various Tim Holtz Distress; PTI - True Black
Other: Watercolor Paints, Paintbrush, Foam Tape



Supplies:
Stamps: Altenew (THANK) - Dodecagram
Dies: Top Dog Dies - Antique Mat Die Set, Signature Antique Die, Banners #1 Die Set, Sheep Die Set
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Cardstock: Stampin' Up - Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler; PTI - Rustic Cream
Other: Wood Veneer Heart

I'm REALLY LOVING these cards, and I can only hope that you do too and that I brought some inspiration to you today!

If you are looking for even more inspiration, make sure to check out the Idea Gallery on the TDD website!

Top Dog Dies Hello Chickie

Saturday, April 4, 2015




Welcome back to another Top Dog Dies post! I have a fun spring-time card to share with you.

Happy Easter to you all....hope you have a great time with family and friends!





Supplies:
Stamps: Technique Tuesday - Say It: Hello
Dies: Top Dog Dies - Feathers Die Set, Feathered Friends Die Set, Grass Die Set
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Other: Sweet Stamps - White Embossing Powder; Twine; Foam Tape

Uniko Studio Challenge #19 Reminder

Friday, March 27, 2015

As you may have seen one week ago, the Uniko Studio Challenge #19 started. Today is a friendly reminder post to get your butt into gear and enter our challenge! ;)


THEME: ANYTHING GOES!


If you want, you can also use this optional sketch and if you do you could win a gift voucher to use in the Uniko store here.

  • You can use ANY stamps in the challenges
  • You can enter as many times as you want and enter as many other challenges as you want combined with ours!




I chose to not use the sketch because I like having complete freedom to create whatever I want! Here's what I got:



One of my very favorite Uniko stamp sets is Beautiful Blooms I. It's been awhile since I used it, so I just had to for this challenge!

Lucky for me (and you!), is that there's a coordinating die for this set!! So I used it for the flowers and the leaves. I took a different route with the leaves and cut them out using black card stock. I felt like it just needed something, so I completely covered both leaves with Black Stickles!! I think it turned out pretty fun, and I'm glad I got a decent picture of it.

The flower is also enhanced with some Ice Stickles all around the edge (not as easy to see in the pic). It's also popped up with some foam tape for dimension. The top right corners are punched with a corner rounder.

Hope you enjoy my card! Thanks for stopping by!

You have until Friday, April 3rd, 2:00am CST, to link your card up on the Uniko Blog

How to WIN some Uniko gift vouchers!!
  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a £20 Gift Voucher for Uniko Studio plus be invited to be a Guest Designer for our next challenge
  • Our DT will also choose a top 3 and they will each get a £5 Gift Voucher
  • If you do use the optional sketch, we will do a random selected prize to win a £10 gift voucher


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Beautiful Blooms I, Simply Said Birthday, Background Builders: Squared
Dies: Uniko Studio - Beautiful Blooms I
Cardstock: PTI - White; SU - Baja Breeze, Basic Black

Ink: PTI - True Black; SU - Baja Breeze
Other: Foam Tape, Corner Rounder, Stickles

Uniko Studio Challenge #19

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hi! Welcome to the next Uniko Studio Challenge!

We are happy to have two special Guest Designers joining us for this challenge! Please check out Amy's and Emily's blog if you aren't familiar with their work, and to see their projects for this challenge!

THEME: ANYTHING GOES!


If you want, you can also use this optional sketch and if you do you could win a gift voucher to use in the Uniko store here.

  • You can use ANY stamps in the challenges
  • You can enter as many times as you want and enter as many other challenges as you want combined with ours!




You have until Friday, April 3rd, 2:00am CST, to link your card up on the Uniko Blog

How to WIN some Uniko gift vouchers!!
  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a £20 Gift Voucher for Uniko Studio plus be invited to be a Guest Designer for our next challenge
  • Our DT will also choose a top 3 and they will each get a £5 Gift Voucher
  • If you do use the optional sketch, we will do a random selected prize to win a £10 gift voucher

Unfortunately, I don't have a card to share with you today for this challenge. BUT, next Friday, I will definitely have one to share so be sure to stop back here to see my creation ;)

Top Dog Dies Tutorial

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hi there! My latest tutorial for Top Dog Dies is now on the TDD blog. Make sure to check it out. It's a very easy technique that gives your die cuts some interest!!
Here's a peek....




 
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