I loved this design paper from Doodlebugs so I decided to pair it with another House Mouse Designs oldie but goodie – the Warm Cup stamp. This one really is quick and easy to color. Paired with a sentiment from Paper Smooches and you have a fun card to share with a friend.
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Sugar Doodles from the Cream & Sugar Collection by Doodlebug Stamp: Warm Cup by House Mouse Designs; Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops in English Mustard Copics: E40, E42, E43, RV10 (mouse); BV0000, BV000, BV00 (cup)
Paper: Twas The Night Before Christmas 6×6 pad by Graphic45 Stamp: Gifts to tie by House Mouse Designs; Grand Holiday Greetings by My Favorite Things; Yuletide by Kaisercraft Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko® Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders Copic® Markers: E50, E51, E21 (skin); C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5,C6 (fur); R46, R56, R59 (presents)
Here’s my Team B entry for the challenge. June has been a month full of birthdays so this one has already been sent off to its recipient!
Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Cake Nibbler by House Mouse Designs
Cardstock: Purple Palisades by Bazzill Basics Patterned Paper: Purple Pindots by Recollections Stamp: Cake Nibbler by House Mouse Designs; Set 7 For You Circular Sentiments by Lili of the Valley; Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko® Dies: Labels Four by Spellbinders Punches: Tag Topper Scalloped Punch by Stampin’ Up!; Doily Lace Punch Edger by Martha Stewart Embellishments: Wink of Stella by Zig Copic® Markers: E000, R20 (skin); E40, E41, E42, E43 (fur); V01, V04, V06, Y32, Y35, Y38 (hat), B0000, BG10, R81, R83, R85 (cake), Y35 (candles), BV20 (shading)
Around here, June is a month full of celebrations — several birthdays, an anniversary, and Father’s Day — so I’ve been busy making cards. A couple of weeks ago, I posted a sneak peak of the image for my husband’s birthday card. With his birthday rapidly approaching, it’s time to put a card together for him.
To some, this image would probably make more sense for a July birthday. However, my husband is an NPS park ranger and he spends his days teaching the public about the history of the American flag. So this seemed like an appropriate birthday image for him despite the strong July 4th connotation.
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics in Walnut Cream, Typhoon, and Red Devil Patterned Paper: Game Night from the Beach House Collection by Bazzill; Bright Stars by American Crafts Stamp: House Mouse Star Spangled Mice by Stampendous!; Messages with Florish by Hero Arts; Birthday Bash by Fiskars Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Versafine™ Vintage Sepia by Tsukineko®; Color Box Archival Dye in Moody Blue and Red Devil; Brilliance™ Pigment Ink by Tsukineko® in Starlit Silver and Galaxy Gold; Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, and Tattered Rose Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders. Embellishments: Twinkle Goosebumps (Red) by Queen & Co.; Blue star adhesive rhinestones by Recollections Copic® Markers: E000, E00, E02 (skin); E41, E42, E43, E44, N1, N3, N5 (mice); R27, R29, R59, E40, E41, E42, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 (flag); E40, E41, E42, E43, E44 (ground); B20 (shadows)
I have the honor of being one of the guest designers for the Gruffies and Guests Challenge #18: Lavendar & Lace. This particular theme was a challenge for me since my style tends to be clean and simple. I needed to find my inner froufrou without creating a fussy and overdone card.
I recently purchased several Spellbinder dies, so I knew that I wanted to use them to convey the concept of lace without actually using any. The Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles die has multiple layers so I used the largest dies in the set and opted for a simpler die for the main image. I was stuck on which die to use until I saw a recent card by Kathy Jones of the Power Poppy Bloom Brigade which used the Spellbinders Labels Four die for the main image.
So here’s what I put together for the design team card. Details for my card are at the end of this post.
So here we go for our next challenge, the theme has been chosen this time by Lesley and is
* Lavender & Lace *
Don’t forget you do have the option of anything goes + if you do use the theme you will get 2 chances in the prize draw. We also take email entries, facebook entries and if you fancy joining us on the team for a month please put GD after your name in the linky. Be sure to take a look at all the beautiful design team cards and visit their blogs.
We are lucky to have 2 sponsor for this challenge and they are
with a £10 voucher for 1 lucky winner
Crafty Sentiments Designs is an online base family company own and run by Suzette, the images are cute fun and make any cards and projects look amazing. Suzette and Justyna are the main artist, all images are exclusive to Crafty Sentiments Designs and there is lots of digital stamps available, sentiments, rubber stamps, crafting CD’s, exclusive Crafty Sentiments Designs dies and much more. Visit them at www.craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk or you can also find them on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.
DESIGN TEAM CARD DETAILS
Cardstock: Bazzille Basic Cardstock in Avalanche and Wild Pansy Patterned Paper: Purple Pindots by Recollections Stamp: House Mouse Designs Ballerina Baby by Stampendous! Dies: Radiant Rectangles by Spellbinders; Labels Embellishments: Self Sticking Gems in Purple by Darice; Wink of Stella by Zig Copic® Markers: E000, E00, E02, R20 (skin); N1, N3, N5 (fur); RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09 (tutu); BV20, BV23 (shadow)