Friday, November 30, 2012

CottageCutz Blog Hop

 Hello everyone and Welcome to The CottageCutz Blog Hop for November. We will have lots to share with you today using the Darling Cottage Cutz dies, so be sure to grab your favorite drink ,and enjoy the hop.  The Design Team is sure to delight you with some awesome creations made with the fabulous CottageCutz Dies.   You should have arrived here from The CottageCutz Blog.
 For my project today I am using the beautiful Filigree Reindeer die.  I cut two of the standing reindeer from white cardstock, painted them with glitter glue, and sprinkled white glitter on the reindeer.  I cut tow of the Filigree pieces from purple cardstock, painted with glitter glue, and sprinkled purple glitter on top.
 The reindeer have been layered on Spellbinders Label Twenty Seven.  Just a hint, the purple glitter piece in-between these these layers was created by tracing the top die piece on the back of the glitter paper and cut out with scissors.  I distressed with Rangers Concord Grape
 The background was created using a cuttlebug folder and distressing with the same Concord Grape distress ink.  The border is Spellbinders at the bottom, the Snowflakes are Martha Stewart.  The Purple floral piece is from Michaels.   Here is the CottageCutz die I used.
Thank you for joining us today.  I really appreciate it so very much.  Your next stop is the lovely and talented Janice's Blog .  Be sure to leave comments on all designers blog and The CottageCutz blog to be entered to WIN a prize!  Winners will be announced December 2 on the CottageCutz Blog.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Traveling Tea Party Jack Russell for George

Yay!  I was able to participate in the traveling tea party at Splitcoast Stampers again this week.  A little late but I am there.  Our cards are going to George in PA this week.  George loves Jack Russell Terriers and had to find homes for some of his dogs as George is facing a difficult road ahead in his cancer fight.  If you would like to read the story you can here.
Found this clip art on the internet and popped the image up three times on this Spellbinders Die cut.  The flourish and corners are Cheery Lynn and the lace border is Martha Stewart.  Used some buttons for the little flowers with white button centers. Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I appreciate it so very much!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Altered Pumpkin and Pumpkin Easel Card

 Thanksgiving is tomorrow so I thought it would be appropriate to show my last fall creation for this season.  Can I be flamboyant and say it's a doozey   My creative endeavors are taking me to want to "alter" things and make them either different or better than they were.   
 So I started out with this wire pumpkin it measure about 10" x 10"..  It is orange and copper with a fine glitter glow to it.  It has a wire tendril and a couple of metal leaves.    I made the sunflowers with the Spellbinders Sunflower die.  They were distress inked with Rangers Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, and Tea Dyed inks.  The centers of the flowers are micro beads from Martha Stewart and the flowers are glittered with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Twinkle Toes.
 The white puffy berries are from a sprig I picked up at the dollar store.  This puffy berry really intrigued me as I was thinking I would use them for "snowballs", but I find they are so pretty I wanted to use them on this.  I stickled them for my glittered glam!
 The orange butterflies are a die from CottageCutz.  I cut them and painted them with glitter glue and sprinkled with orange Recollection glitter then attached to the pumpkin.  The "Fall" banner is from a spellbinder die with Cuttlebug alphabet die.  I distressed and stickled the edges.  I got out my jewelry making supplies and hooked the sign together with jump rings and then attached it to the pumpkin with more jump rings.
 This little pumpkin easel card was made to compliment the pumpkin.  I found this embossing folder that made the design that kinda looks like the wire mesh in the wired pumpkin.  I made more sunflowers and tried to make it look as close as possible to the big pumpkin.

 This is right now winging it's way across country and going to someone special who did me a wonderful favor.  I know she is going to be surprised!  I really love it and can't wait for it to arrive.  Let me take this opportunity to wish you all in the USA a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I count you all as my many blessings and am thankful for your friendship.  See you again real soon!

Monday, November 19, 2012

CottageCutz Fall Vine With Bird

Greetings Friends!  This week will be a nice short week at work for us as we prepare for Thanksgiving.  I don't know about you but I feel like "Black Friday" is taking away from Thanksgiving.  At this time of year I like to reflect upon the thing I am Thankful for and enjoy a Turkey dinner with my family and not plan an all out mad dash to the stores by 4 p.m.  Geez!!!!
My card is made with the Fall Vine with Bird Die.  What you don't think this looks like a fall card.  Well, you are right.  I want to show you that this die could be used for Christmas.  Isn't it cute.
I used Recollection Glittered paper.  Now I do want to mention  that when you do cut with that type of thicker paper to use your Grand Calibur machine to cut this out.  You get a nice even pressure on your die which makes this cut out nicely.  I used my Martha Stewart craft knife to press the die out.  Easy peasy.
So whether you use this for a Fall card or a Christmas card you are sure to enjoy the beautiful creation you can make with it. 
Thanks for stopping by today.  I really appreciate it.  I have one more fall project to share this week you won't want to miss.  Have a great day!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Soft Fall Hydrangea

 Nothing like a beautiful Hydrangea amongst your fall floral displays.  I love Hydrangeas.  I made this one with lots of lacy accents.  
 The die cuts on this card are spellbinders.  The border and butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch.  I topped off the embellishments with Recollection pearl swirls.  The pearls around the focal point are Kaiser Kraft.  The image was colored with copic markers.
Thanks for stopping by today.  I sure do appreciate it.  Can you believe how fast the Holiday's are approaching.  I've done some Christmas shopping on line in the past week to get a jump start.  It's great not to have to leave the house and it will be delivered right here too!!!  Have a great week!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Bear for MaryLou

 Hello everyone!  Today I am back with the Teapotters after a very long hiatus.  And what better way to re-enter Teapot Tuesday's is with a "Bear Challenge", right!  After all, I just love bears.  This weeks destination is to MaryLou who lives in Florida.  She is another fellow Bear lover just like me.  I couldn't resist joining in any longer and Marie my punchkateer pal is the Challenge coordinator-so I have no excuse not to play.
This is my favorite paper pieced bear.  We were supposed to bring bears dressed up for a tea party and I thought of this bear right away.  Isn't she sweet?  I know MaryLou is going to love her.  With lace and flowers she is ready to go to Florida a bring a smile to MaryLou dressed in her tea party finery.
All the dies are from Spellbinders including the rolled roses and leaves.  I used Studio G ink from the 97 cent bin at Walmart.  The roses were painted with "Twinkle Toes" Glimmer Glam by Tattered Angels.  The sparkly green leaves are pieces of leaves from a Michael's Christmas spray.   Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I appreciated it.  Will see you soon.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Cottage Cutz Autumn Flat Bed Truck

Nothing takes me back to my beloved New England Autumn like a flat bed truck filled with baskets of the season's harvest.  The apples in New England cannot be beat and there's nothing like picking your own pumpkin right out of the pumpkin patch and loading it all up in an old truck to take home and enjoy.  Just love this awesome CottageCutz die.
 This truck was piece together after cutting all the elements out with cardstock.  I distressed the truck with green ink and it is the same ink I distressed the paper in.  It's Studio G from Walmart but it doesn't have a color number or name on it.  It's the darkest of the three green inks they carry in the 97 cent bin-I've been raiding it lately.  I happen to love those little pads of ink-they're juicy!  To make my background I used a simple evergreen tree and stamped the white cardstock with this green ink and then die cut the pieces. 
 My paper is from K & Company.  The autumn sentiment is something from my stash.  I used both the large round and large scallop spellbinders die.   The scalloped borders are a Martha Stewart punch I had for a long time and I think this was the first I used it.  I stickled my edges with crystal stickles and this was a breeze to make.  I really loved piecing this together!  Here are the CottageCutz dies are used.

Isn't it great when dies are so versatile.  This truck would look festive with one of the tree dies in the back bed for a Christmas look.  You could even tie some red little bows on the wooden bed to give it a decorated Christmas look.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I really appreciate it and hope to see you again real soon.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Reindeer Tilda Easel Card

Greetings friends and bloggers.  It seems ages since I have posted on my blog but it has only been a week.  I took a little break from blogging, but I have been working in my craft room.  Today I wanted to share with you a card I made for the QFTD137 Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  The Queen chosen for this week was my pal AudreyAnn so I just had to play to honor her.
The card was made from the scalloped circle Spellbinders Grands die and I used one of the label dies for the sentiment.  I was inspired by Andrey's felt roses and created mine with the Marieanne English Rose Die and then I stickled them to make them sparkle.  The doily on this card is also Marianne's as well as the pine looking leaves.  The flourish is Cheery Lynn.  The sentiment is from the 97cent bin at Walmart.  I picked it up on Friday of last week.  I think I need the other two they had because I really like the font and size of it.  It's just a little wooden stamp block.  I punched the little deers from a Martha Stewart punch to compliment Tilda with her antlers. 

Thanks for stopping by today to view my card.  I love having you visit and really appreciate it.  Happy crafting!