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Sunday, September 17, 2017

3-D Diorama

Hey blogger friends!

I have what's being called a 3-D diorama to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

Aud Sentiment - #188 AG
Crafting With Friends - #50 AAG
Crafty Creations - #350 AAG
Crafty Sentiments - Dies/ or Punches
Creative Fingers - #136 AAG
Creative Moments - #126 AAG
Dies R Us - #81 Fancy Corners
Fab n Funky - # AG/For a Friend
Glitter n Sparkle - #256 Embossing
Inky Chicks - #88 Use Fav Colors
Jo's Scrap Shack - #206 AAG
Penny's - #346 AAG
Polkadoodles - #36/37 AAG
QKR Stampede - #261 AG
The Paper Shelter - #309 Embossing

The dies on the front is from Crafter's Companion Die-sire dies. What's cool about these are that there are two seperate dies, a left side and a right side that you can use seperately or together, plus 2 more seperate butterflies. I chose to use both sides, which fits together seemlessly, and one of the butterflies.


On this one, the diorama is just a front and a back. But I've seen very intricate ones with as many as 6 layers deep. Pretty fun. Maybe one of these days I'll give it a shot.


The base papers for this is pretty easy.  The dies put together cut a 5x5" opening. So I figured a 6x6" front, plus 1/2 " on either side, plus another 1" on either side.
So you cut 2, 9x6" pcs of paper, scoring at 1", 1 1/2", 7 1/2" and 8", and then cut out the dies in the center. After you decorate both pieces, you adhere the two 1" sides together.



That's it for today!
Thanks for stoppin' by and to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Happy BEE-day!

Evening blogger peeps!

Wow! It's been over a month since my last post, where did August go?!

I've got a Bee-day card to share that I saw on Pinterest that I thought I'd try.

Entering in these challenges:

Aloha Fridays - #102 Birthdays
Brown Sugar - #266 AG
Catch The Bug - #9-1 AG
Crafting With Friends - #49 AAG
Crafty Creations - #349 AAG
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Creative Fingers - #136 AAG
Jo's Scrap Shack - #204 AAG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1736 AAG
Polkadoodles = #34/35 AAG
Tuesday Throwdown - #359 Punches or Dies
The Sisterhood of Crafters - AG

This is what I'm calling a Center Step Card w/ a Center Stage.

I didn't have a template for this I just eyeballed it from the picture and came up with a 7x10" base, with 3/4" sides that fold at 1" increments, and then cut in another 1" from the sides and 3/4" from the top for the stage, with 1/4" fold at the back of the stage pc to adhere to the back of the card.
Don't know if that makes any sense.


For the bee hive, I cut strips of paper at graduating different lengths and used my corner rounder punch and scissors to make the ends round, (that was a little tricksey) then glued them together. I glued a pc of black paper to the back (for the entrance) about 1/4" longer than the hive and folded it back to adhere to the stage and to make it stand up.


The flowers are daisy dies that I had in my stash, and the bees.


The hexagon background is an embossing folder that I inked with a brayer and just pressed onto the paper.     The sentiment I printed out from WordPad on my computer, cut on a banner die.


That's it for now.
Thanks for takin' a peak and to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Anniversary Card

Afternoon blogger friends!

I've got an Anniversary card to share today that I made for my son and daughter-in-law for thier 1st  anniversary.

Entering in these challenges:

Crafty Creations - #347 AG
Crafty Gals Corner - #134 Celebrate
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Creative Fingers - #135 AG
Jo's Scrap Shack = #200 AAG
Pennie's - #340 AAG
The Paper Shelter - #AG

This is probably the biggest bi-fold card I've made so far. It's 6x8"
The corner dies are Crafter's Companion, the background lattice is Marianne's, and the champagne glasses are a generic Chinese Co. I got off ebay.




            I decorated with Dazzles n pearls, flowers were given to me from a friend.


                                     Inside


Thanks for stoppin' by n takin' a peek.
Blessings!
Pam D

Monday, July 31, 2017

Front Panel Card

Hi blogger friends!

I've got a front panel card to share today that I saw on Pinterest.
And here's my version:

Entering in these challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - #361 Girlfriends
613 Ave Create - #199 AG/Monochrome
Brown Sugar - #261 AG
Crafting With Friends = #48 AAG
Crafty Catz - #381 AAG/Anything But a Card
Crafty Creations - #346 AAG
Creative Craft Cottage - #92 AG
Creative Fingers - #134 AAG
Creative Moments - #123 AAG/Summer
Cut It Up - #127 Friendship
Inky Chicks - #86 Use a Senti as Image
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1731 AAG/Circles
Penny's - #339 AAG

The base card is 6 x 11 3/4; scored @ 3.5", 5", 6 3/4", 8.5".
You can use any border dies you want on the outer 2 flaps.
I used Spellbinders Scalloped Borders 1.
The gal on Pinterest just used a circle cut in half so they were round.
I used Spellbinders Decorative ovals for the front and side flaps.
A Dazzles oval medallion cut in half, and the senti is Anna Griffin.

                    Front of card all folded up.


                        And unfolded.


                   I used dazzles n pearls to decorate.




That's all for now!
Thanks to the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

So Much Fun!

Mornin' crafty friends!

I love making cards! To me, it's so much fun, especially when they turn out well.

And I have a 3-D card to share this morning that I'm pretty happy with.
I've seen a few of these around the internet and here's my version.

Entering in these challenges:

613 Ave, Create - #199 AG/Monochrome
CraftingWith Friends - #48 AAG
Crafty Catz - #380 AAG/Party Time
Crafty Creations - #346 AAG
Crafty Sentiments -  AG
Creative Craft Cottage- #92 AG
Dies R Us - #77 Use Senti as Focus
Fab n Funky - #360 Use Patterned Paper*
Jo's Scrap Shack - #198 AAG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1730 AAG
Penny's - #338 AAG
QKR Stampede - #253 AG/ Up,Up and Away*

* I made my own patterned paper by using the tarnished foil technique;
By using a brick embossing folder on silver mirror paper, gold and copper embossing powders and black stays on ink.
* Kinda reminds me of the Nutty Professor and his flying car.





That's it for now.
Many thanks to the challengers above for lettin' me play along, you're awesome.
Blessings!
Pam D

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Peek a Boo Card!

Evening crafty friends!

I've got a peek a boo card to share tonight that I got from Paper Wishes.
Or should I say I got the template and paper from Paper Wishes.
Warning! It's rather a difficult one.
I'm the copy cat queen and can usually look at something and figure it out.
This one, not so much.
It's taken me 2 days to figure it out and put it together.
But overall, it came out pretty nice. (Thank you Lord!)

Entering in these challenges:

Allsorts - #242 Lavender n Lace
Art Impressions - #212 Bling, Glitter or Glossy
Brown Sugar - #259 Color Combo/Plums n Yellows
CraftyCats - #379 AG
Glitter n Sparkle - #248 AG
Inky Chicks - #86 Use a Senti Instead of an Image
Jo's Scrap Shack - #197 AAG
My Time to Craft - #350 In The Garden
Pammie's InkyPinkies - #1929 AAG
Tuesday Throwdown - #352 Tic Tac Toe

Inky Chicks: Senti is in the inside of the card (scroll down)
Tuesday Throwdown: Flower, Sparkle, Embossing

The glitter paper in the middle (by Dazzles) is actually holographic purple which changes color as you move it. The black flowers are also Dazzles which gives it a raised, embossed feel and look.
Flowers are by K n Company.


Don't know why pictures make purple look blue, it's not. I've noticed it does that on TV too.


I've seen a few different peek a boo cards, but I like this one the best because of the opening aperture, which is also what made it a royal pain to put together!


I had to make the opening flaps a little wider than what it called for because the points kept getting caught in the center window. Worked like a charm!


I had to reinforce the opening aperture flaps with thicker paper so they wouldn't tear from opening them..


                                ...and the sentiment reveal.


Hope you enjoyed takin' a peek.
Thanks for stoppin' by and to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
You're awesome!
Blessings!
Pam D

Monday, July 17, 2017

A Shadow Box

Hey blogger friends!

I have a shadow box to share this morning.
I got the template from one of my cleaning clients who's an avid cardmaker and this is what I came up with.

Entering in these challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - #359 Summer Celebrations
A Gem of a Challenge - #198 Animals
Crafty Sentiments - Sea, Sun, Beach and Sand
Fab n Funky - #359 Shaped Cards
Jo's Scrap Shack - #197 AAG
Penny's - #337 AAG
Polkadoodles - #28/29 AAG
QKR Stampede - #252 By The Seaside (WON Top 5!)
Word Art Wednesday - #290/291 AAG





That's it for me.
Thanks to the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Christmas in July!

Hi blogger friends!

I've got a Christmas card to share today, with soooo many challenges out there for Christmas in July, I decided to make one!

I've been wanting to make one with the stair case die, so here's my version!

Entering in these challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - #198 Animals
Aud Sentiment - #184 Christmas/July
Catch the Bug - #7-3 Make it Sparkle
Crafting With Friends - #47 AAG
Creative Craft Cottage - #91 Christmas/July
Creative Moments - #122 AGG/Christmas/July
Cut It Up - #126 Christmas/July
Hiding in My Craftroom - #309 Christmas/July
Jo's Scrap Shack - #197 AAG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1728 AAG
Penny's - #337 AAG
Polkadoodles - #28-29 AG
Tuesday Morning Sketches - #411 Christmas/July
Word Art Wednesday - #290-291 AAG




                               The kitties were fun to color!




Thanks for stoppin' by and to all the challengers for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Thursday, July 13, 2017

My 1st Monochromatic!

Mornin' blogger peeps!

I've got my first monochromatic card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

613 Ave Create - #199 AG/Monochrome
Crafty Gals Corner - #131 Do It For The Dudes
Creative Fingers - #134 AAG
Hiding In My Craftroom - #308 Super Scrap Saturday
Jo's Scrap Shack - #196 AAG
Pammie's InkyPinkies - #1728 AAG
Penny's - #337 AAG
QKR Stampede - #251 AG
The Paper Shelter - #302 Punches and/or Dies
Tuesday Throwdown - #351 One Layer
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Where in the World
Word Art Wednesday - #290-291 AAG

I used Tim Holtz globe die.  The two towers I got off ebay.
After distressing the edges with ink, I used a lighter and actually burnt the edges to give it an even more distressed look.  I also tore the paper in a few places to give it an old map look.





That's it for now.
Thanks to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

One more for the 4th...

Hey blogger friends!

I've got one more 4th of July card to share tonight.

Entering in these challenges:

Brown Sugar - #257
Crafting With Friends - #47 AAG
Crafty Creations - #344 AAG
Creative Fingers - #134 AAG
Cut It Up - #125 Patriotic/Red White n Blue
Dies R Us - #76 Layers
Glitter n Sparkle - #247 Red White n Blue
Hiding in My Craftroom - #308 Super Scrap Saturday
Jo's Scrap Shack - #196 AAG
Pammies Inky Pinkies - #1728 AAG
QKR Stampede - #251 AG
Polkadoodles - #26-27 AAG
Word Art Wednesday - #290-291 AAG





That's all for now.
Thanks for stoppin' by and to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Friday, July 7, 2017

Buttons n Bows

Afternoon blogger world!

I've gotta card today using Cuttlebug's buttons border and Swirls folders and Spellbinders scalloped oval.

Entering in these challenges:

Brown Sugar - #257 AG
C.R.A.F.T. - #423 Sketch
Crafting With Friends - #47 AAG
Crafty Creations - #344 AAG
Crafty Gals Corner - #130 AAG (WINNER!)
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Creative Fingers - #134 AAG
Dies R Us - #76 Layers
Jo's Scrap Shack - #196 AAG
Pammies Inky Pinkies - #1727 AAG
Polkadoodles - #26-27 AAG
QKR Stampede - #251 AG
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Buttons
Word Art Wednesday - #290-291 AAG

I do not know what's up with my camera or why it picks up these bizarre colors. That background paper is white, not yellow or cream, so weird!





That's it for now!
Thanks for stoppin' by and to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Friday, June 30, 2017

A Lot a Bling!

Evening Blogger friends!
I've got a 4th of July card to share tonight with a lot a bling!

Entering in these challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. - #422 Use Ribbon n Sparkle
Crafting With Friends - #46 AAG
Crafty Gals Corner - #129 AG
Crafty Sentiment  - AG
Creative Fingers - #133 AAG
Glitter n Sparkle - #245 AG
Hiding In My Craftroom - #306 Any Holiday
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - # AAG
Tuesday Throwdown - #349 Creative Borders
Word Art Wednesday - #288-289 AAG

All the dies are from Spellbinders Elegant Labels 4.





That's it for now.
Thanks for stoppin' by and to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D