Monday, August 22, 2016

CDD August Release Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to the Craftin Desert Divas August Release Blog Hop. We have some wonderful stamps and dies that we will be sharing with you. 

All stamps are in the CDD shop and now available for purchase HERE.








We also offer SVG stamp outlines for .99 only, they work perfectly with your cutting machine. You must have a program that opens these files. This is a great alternative to coordinating dies and much less expensive.

Here's what I've created for you:

For today's project I've decided to go with "Your Wish" clear stamp set and create a shaker card! First, I've created a frame and made the background with Distress Inks and a blending tool. After it dried, I white heat embossed the sentiment in the top right corner and sprinkled some water and white paint on the whole background paper piece to make it look like a starry night sky. I then colored a genie with her cute little friend with Copic markers and then placed them on the card. To finish off my project I added some sequins and foam tape on the background - and it was done! :)

And now here are the specials for this release: 
**New Shimmer sequins will be on SALE for $1.00.
**FREE SHIPPING with minimum on orders placed.
Shipping minimum orders:
$10 USA use Code: 10SHIP
$15 International use Code: 15SHIP

Enjoy this special for in stock items only 8/22 thru 8/31 at 10pm MST. 
All Stamps and Dies are made in the USA.

Your next stop is the super talented: Leah

Hope you've enjoyed today's inspiration and thanks so much for stopping by!

Some challenges I would like to enter this card in: 
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog: Anything Goes 4 Kids Challenge
Alphabet Challenge Blog: M for Mythical
Scrapping4funChallenges: #72 Anything Goes
Creative Moments: #100 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More: #207 Make your Mark
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog: #84 Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: #316 Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenges: #83 Lots of Layers
Cute Card Thursday: #439 Kiddies/Babies


CCD "Watercolor" Linky Party Week 2



Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Watercolor"! We would love to see all of your projects that fit this theme! So go ahead and craft it and link it up on the Craftin Desert Diva's Blog.

Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly Linky Party over 
at the CDD blog. We hope you will share your projects with us! And don't forget 
about  the prizes! Every Linky Party will have a winner and a Top 3! 
The more times you link up... the more chances you have to win!!

Our Sponsors for this Linky Party are:
One 4"x 6" stamp set
One Digi Stamp of choice

And here is what I came up with:

For today's card I've decided to get back to ink smooshing - a technique that I haven't used for quite a long time now. I first smooshed the panel with Picked Raspberry distress ink, let it dry and then adhered it on the patterned paper panel. All stamps were colored with Copic markers and fussy-cut so that they can be placed in the middle of the scene. Once it was completed, I stamped a sentiment onto the card and then added sequins to the trees.

I guess this is it for today:) Hope you all have enjoyed this inspiration for the current Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas and got inspired to join our challenge!

Here are all the CDD products I used:





I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: August 2016 Challenge
Scrapping4funChallenges: #72 Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times: #27 Clean & Simple
Creative Moments: #100 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More: #207 Make your Mark
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog: #84 Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: #316 Anything Goes


Friday, August 19, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas August Release - Sneak Peak Day 2

Hello, crafty friends! Today starts sneak peek day 2 over at Craftin Desert Divas and we are showcasting our projects made with the new Bug Squad Stamps and Scribbled Circle Dies. And here is the card I came up with for today:

The Bug Squad turned out to be a perfect set for creating cards for boys. This little squad will definitely inspire you for lots of great projects, you just need to pick up a right bug for your loved ones:) To create this card I used Fancy Frame dies to cut off the panels, colored some of them with Distress Inks and then placed all the images on the central panel. I also added some sprinkles to finish off the card.

I hope you've enjoyed today's card. 
Thank you for stopping by and have an awesome crafty day!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Corner Challenges: 3 Layer Card
Scrapping4funChallenges: #72 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #162 For The Men + A Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday: #439 Kiddies/Babies
Mod Squad Challenge Blog: The Die's the Thing
Addicted to Stamps and More: #207 Make your Mark
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: #316 Anything Goes
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog: #84 Anything Goes

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Gerda Steiner August Challenge - Cute Fox (Winter and Spring Part)

Hi there, everyone! I'm stopping by today to share recent creations of mine which were inspired by August image for Gerda Steiner's Monthly Progressive Challenge. When I first saw this little cutie, I couldn't decide what kind of card I should make with him and after some thinking I've made up my mind to go ahead and create a couple of projects with this adorable creature by showing his life throughout the whole year. And now, without further ado, here is the first part of the cards - winter and spring ones: 


Now will just need to find some time to create summer and autumn part of my project.
Stay tuned!:)

Hope you've enjoyed today's cards! Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by!

Some challenges I would like to enter these cards in:
Gerda Steiner Designs: Monthly Challenge - August 2016
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #211 Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenges: Your Favourite Colour Combo
Mod Squad Challenge Blog: Sew Easy
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #144 Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #376 Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog: Let's Go Wild
Dragons Lair Designs: Christmas in August
Addicted to Stamps and More: #206 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Use Dies Challenge

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Sky Is The Limit

Hello, crafty friends! I'm stopping by today to share a recent card of mine made for my turn for a daily post over at the CDD blog. Since I haven't done too many interactive cards before, and I was eager to try out some ideas, I've decided to go ahead and create one simple interactive card for my post today. The first thing I though of was to use Hero Bear Airplane - a sweet digital stamp that appeared at the CDD store this summer. After coloring it with Copics, I adhered the fussy-cut image to the foam for more sturdiness.

The plane was then attached through the slit in the background panel to the the sentiment strip which was stamped with one of  the sentiments from The Sky Is The Limit set. I added the word "pull" on the drawn circle, some birds and a sentiment on the front panel to finish off my card.

As the sentiment strip is fully extended, the plane "flies" across the card front:

Well, it was fun to try something new. I hope you've enjoyed today's card. 
Thank you for stopping by! Have an awesome crafty day!

Here is the list of all CDD products that I used:



I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More: #206 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges: #324 Always Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog: #102 Work, Rest or Play
Crafting When We Can: #125 Things With Wings
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #161 For A Child + A Sentiment
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog: Let's Go Wild
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #376 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #144 Anything Goes


Monday, August 8, 2016

CDD "Photo Inspiration" Linky Party Week 2




Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Photo Inspiration"! We would love to see all of your projects that fit this theme! So go ahead and craft it and link it up on the Craftin Desert Diva's Blog.

Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly Linky Party over 
at the CDD blog. We hope you will share your projects with us! And don't forget 
about  the prizes! Every Linky Party will have a winner and a Top 3! 
The more times you link up... the more chances you have to win!!

Our Sponsors for this Linky Party are:
One 4"x 6" stamp set
One Digi Stamp of choice

And here is what I came up with:

For today's Linky Party I've decided to create a box for counting cards. Since this would be a gift for my friend's son I went for some boy-themed box and ended up sending a panda to learn some interesting and useful things from 2 adorable aliens. And now when this part of my project is complete, I'll need to find some more time for counting cards as well.

I guess this is it for today:) Hope you all have enjoyed this inspiration for the current Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas and got inspired to join our challenge!

Here are all the CDD products I used:



I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Paper Girls Challenge Blog: #109 Washi It Up
Moving Along With The Times: #26 Back to School
Simply Create Too Challenge Blog: #115 Back to School
Creative Corner Challenges: Anything BUT a Card
One Stitch At A Time: #268 AG with Boxes and Bags
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog: #83 Take Two (2 aliens)
Gerda Steiner Designs: 23rd Share your Design Challenge
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog; #161 For A Child + A Sentiment
Creative Moments: #99 Anything Goes


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Moody Unicorns (Part 3)

Hi there, everyone! Hopping onto the blog real quick to share a recent creation of mine featuring one of the most amazing stamp sets I've had a chance to work with - "Unicorns" by Gerda Steiner Designs. These little guys are quite moody and give you lots of opportunities to create beautiful and funny cards with them. For today's card I've decided to go with a galaxy background and a create a cute little scene with lots of bright colors. And now, without further ado, here is what I came up with for my third card: 

Who knows maybe this little fella lives in a galaxy which isn't that far away from us?:)

Hope you've enjoyed today's card! Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by!

Some challenges I would like to enter this card in:
The ABC Challenge: M is for Maiden (card for a young girl)
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog: #83 Take Two (two pixies, two castles)
Gerda Steiner Designs: 23rd Share your Design Challenge
Simon Monday Challenge Blog: Celebrate!
Creative Moments: #99 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #161 For A Child + A Sentiment
Southern Girls Challenge: Anything Goes
Cards in Envy: Wings Card Challenge (pixies)
QKR Stampede: #203 Things With Wings (pixies)