Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wishing you a colorful day -

Hi everyone and welcome,  I have a fun card to share with you today.  I used the new Macaron die from Joset Designs along with the Canning Jar die from Susan's Garden Club, all for Elizabeth Craft Designs.   I had fun with this one, who wouldn't love a macaron?, you may notice that someone has been sampling the yellow one. 

After coloring and assembling the macarons I simply put two in the canning jar and stamped a greeting from Joset's clear stamps on a white Dotted Scallop Rectangle from Els van de Burgt Studio.  Quick, easy and oh so delicious.
To see the details on these great dies and more from the new release simply click here and here.
Have a fabulous week and stay crafty,

Monday, August 22, 2016

Designers Challenge - Make it Ghouly!

Hi my friends and welcome to the second Karen Burniston Designers Challenge for the month.  This time our challenge was issued by Shelly Hickox who said "make it girly" or "make it ghouly".   I combined my love of Steampunk with Halloween for this one.

 I began with the Hanging Charm Pull Tab card and added some gears from the Steampunk Charms and the Clock and Gears die.  I used the spider web and spider both from the  Halloween Scene die set.  The bat wings on the side of the clock (Clocks and Gears die) are also from the new Halloween Scene.  That adorable witch hat is from the Props 9 and the little bat on top of the tag is one of Midnight the Bat's buddies. 

 The jack-o-lantern, from the Halloween Charms, is happily smiling in the center of this fun card. The greeting was created with the Steampunk Clear Stamps and the new Halloween Clear Stamps.
 "Steampunk Halloween Greetings"

To see details on all these great new dies, available now, simply click here.

To see daily inspiration visit Karen Burniston Designer on Facebook and don't forget to stop by her blog tomorrow for a new video.

Have a crafty Week,

Saturday, August 20, 2016

A trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Hi everyone, 

Have you heard the news?  The new release of  "Pop it Ups" from  Karen Burniston is now shipping to retailers near you.  Or you can order them from Elizabeth Craft Designs and It's Cheaper than Therapy now.  This great new collection is so fun with the spooky Halloween dies and charms.  If you like cards that move - check out the Twist Circle Pop-Up, the Iron Fence Pop-Up and the Flower Pot Pop Stand, which I'm sharing today.

Let's take a little trip to the pumpkin patch.
For the front of this card I used the Halloween Clear Stamps for the greeting - stamped on the Labels and Circles die.  The cute little pumpkins are from the Halloween Charms - they can be used as a plain ole pumpkin or a fun jack -o- lantern.   You're gonna love the surprise waiting for you when you open this card - so let's take a look.
The flower pot pops up when the card is opened.  It comes with flowers but, as you can see, it can be used for anything you can think of.  You can see a video from Karen on how to assemble this by clicking here.
You can see the entire collection including new Stage it Stencils, Christmas Stamps and Charms as well as a fun set of Sports Charms.
Hope you will stop by on Monday for the Designers Challenge.  The challenge was set by Shelly Hickox and she wants the team to Make it Girly or Make it Ghouly.  I have my card done and can't wait to share it with you.
See you on Monday,

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Let it Snow

Hi friends and welcome - I know it's still hot everywhere but in most places that will soon change.  Today I want to bring you thoughts of cooler, even cold, weather with a few more dies from the new release at Elizabeth Craft Designs - featuring Joset Designs.  These fabulous dies are just too cute!  I love all of them but have chosen just three to share with you this time around.
This hinged project brings thoughts of winter fun in the snow, so "Let it Snow".

You can see the entire new release, coming soon, including the A Way With Words "Let it Snow" by clicking here.
I also used the Through the Lens paper and Hinges from Els van de Burgt Studio.
The cute little snowflakes are from the new release by Karen Burniston, Holiday Charms.
Here are some close ups of the panels so you can see all the details - and there are so many included in these great sets.

 I added some twine through the holes provided in the die but it does come with a cute bow if you would rater do that.
Stay crafty and think "snow",

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

It's Pop it Ups Wednesday at Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi everyone, it's my turn to share a Pop it Ups card over at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Hope you will join me for a tutorial on how I made this card.  Jinks is taking a selfie at the Eiffel Tower.  He's such a character!

See you there,

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Trick or Treat

Hi friends,

I had a little play time this morning so made a fun tag that I want to share with you.  I'm using dies from the new release from Karen Burniston's Pop it Ups for Elizabeth Craft Designs
This new collection of Halloween dies is lots of fun - you can let your mind wander to the dark &  scary or to the fun & whimsical side.  You get to decide.

Your can see all the dies I used by clicking here.
Stay crafty,

Friday, August 12, 2016

Hop, Hop Hooray - Today's the day!

It's time to announce the winner of the prize package of Elizabeth Craft Design products,  provided by It's Cheaper Than Therapy.

Congratulations go to:

Vivian C.  Here is what she had to say -
Fab creation! I need that Flower Pot Pop Stand. For cards, my favorite style is light hearted. A good example of what I mean is your "just chicken on you" card with the chickens (Cheepers) in the bathtub. Something that just makes you smile. It is so sweet of you and Maria to offer a giveaway.
Vivian, please contact me,, with your full name and mailing address and your package will be on it's way to you on Monday.
Thanks to all of you for your great comments and keep an eye out for more giveaways soon.
Have a great weekend,