Thursday, July 28, 2016

Moody Unicorns (Part 2)

Hi there, everyone! I'm stopping by today to share a recent creation of mine featuring one of the most funny and adorable stamp sets - "Unicorns" by Gerda Steiner Designs. These cuties are quite moody and give you lots of opportunities to create funny cards with them. And now here is what I came up with for my second card:

I guess today these guys are having fun on someone's birthday:)

Hope you've enjoyed today's card and your day is as colorful as those little cuties!

Some challenges I would like to enter this card in:
Gerda Steiner Designs: 23rd Share your Design Challenge
Seize the Birthday: "Anything Goes" Birthday
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #143 Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Animals Challenge
Craft Your Passion Challenges: #322 Always Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time: #267 AG with Dies
Come and Get It Challenges: Kids Cards
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: Something Magical (unicorns)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #160 Anything Goes

Monday, July 25, 2016

CDD "Beach" Linky Party Week 2



Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Beach"! 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:

I prepared the background by masking and blending it with different Distress inks colors and then sprinkling with some water to get some spots. 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 white heat embossed it.

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 like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations: #255 Extended Summer Challenge
Everybody-Art-Challenge: #377 Summer/Holiday
Artistic Inspirations: #161 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #160 Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge: Anything Goes
Scrapping4funChallenges: #70 Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenges: Kids Cards
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog: #198 Summer Sunshine
One Stitch At A Time: #267 AG with Dies


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Just For EWE

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. I've recently got a couple of cute stamp sets from Craftin Desert Divas featuring farm animals and I've decided to pull them out to play around with this time. Here is what I came up with:


In order to create a background I first die cut 3 circles on a watercolor paper panel, stamped flowers from Just Bugcause stamp set and leaves from Build A Scene set on the panel, and then masked off all the images. I guess masking was the most challenging and time-consuming part of all this work. When this was done, the rest of the stuff was an easy peasy thing to do. Once I had every leaf and flower masked off, I colored the background with Distress inks and sprinkled it with water to get some spots. After the masks were removed, I colored all the images and left the paper to dry. I then stamped some animals from Punny Farm stamp set and colored them with Copic markers. The card base was as well colored with blue Distress inks and the animals were placed in the circles. To finish off my card, I stamped one of the sentiments from Punny Farm stamp set and added a couple of Pixie Dust sequins. And now you know all the tricks:)

This card was clearly about pops of colors, wouldn't you say?

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

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Things With Wings
Creative Moments: #98 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes Challenge
Love To Scrap challenge Blog: #82 Anything Goes
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog: #197 Anything Goes
DigiDesigns Challenge Blog: Hot/Bright Colors
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #142 Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers: #168 Bling It Up
Craft Your Passion Challenges: #321 Always Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: July AG with Dies Challenge

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





Friday, July 15, 2016

Moody Unicorns (Part 1)

Hi there, everyone! I'm stopping by today to share a recent creation of mine featuring a newly released stamp set "Unicorns" by Gerda Steiner Designs. I simply fell in love with these guys once I saw them and could but purchase these cuties that very day. These unicorns are quite moody and give you lots of opportunities to create funny unicorn cards. And now here is what I came up for my first card: 

I hope you've liked today's card! Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by! 

Some challenges I would like to enter this card in:
Addicted to Stamps and More: #202 Make Your Mark
Let's Craft and Create: #115 Four Legged Friends
Bastel-Traum: #43 Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog: Create A Scene
Crazy 4 Challenges: #344 Cards of Encouragement
The ABC Challenge: L is for 'Lots of Layers'
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: #313 Add a Sentiment
Seize the Birthday: Bold and Bright
Mod Squad Challenge Blog: Distress Ink Lifting
Simon Monday Challenge Blog: Flora And Fauna

Thursday, July 14, 2016

CDD July Release Blog Hop - Day 1

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

We will first have our 2 day blog hop, starting today and then the next 4 days you can join us on our Facebook fan pages for our release inspiration projects. There is a chance to win a $15.00 CDD shop credit for the next 6 days when you join us.
All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.

Plan It Out - 5x7

Scoops - 5x7

Sweat Season - 5x7

Tiny Treasure - 5x7




We also offer SVG stamp outlines for .99 which 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 card I've decided to go with "Tiny Treasure" clear stamp set and create a scene which can be appropriate not only for a new born, but also for a baby celebrating his first birthday. For creating a multi layer background I used sheets from "Snip & Snails" and "Happy Camper" paper pads. Once the background was complete I colored all the images with Copic markers and fussy-cut so that I could place them in the middle of this scene. I also added a couple of enamel dots to finish off my card. And that is the whole secret:) Easy peasy, isn't?

And now here are the specials for this release: 
Save 15% on your entire purchase. Use Code: July15

Enjoy this special for in stock items only 7/14 thru 7/24 at 10pm MST. 
All Stamps and Dies are made in the USA.


Each day from 7/14 thru 7/19 one comment left on the projects will be chosen from random.com to receive a $15.00 CDD shop credit. So be sure to join us for our 2 day blog hop and then hop on over to the CDD Facebook page to join us for our Release Inspiration Hop. The CDD DT will feature more projects showcasting the new July release.

Your next stop is the super talented: Jan 

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

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More: #202 Make Your Mark
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes Challenge
Craft Your Passion Challenges: #320 Always Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog: #371 One for the Boys
Happy Little Stampers: July AG with Dies Challenge
Crafty Calendar Challenge:  July - Punches and/or Dies
Paper Creator's Crafts: #49 Just For Men (card for a baby boy)

Monday, July 11, 2016

CDD "Coffee" Linky Party Week 2



Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Coffee"! 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:

I prepared the background by blending it with different Distress inks colors and sprinkling with the water to get some spots. All digital stamps were colored with Copic markers and fussy-cut so that they can be placed in the middle of the ocean. Once the main scene was complete, I stamped a sentiment, white heat embossed it and placed it onto the card.

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 like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Just Us Girls Challenge: #351 Trend Week/Sponging
Creative Moments: #97 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More: #201 Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations: #160 Anything Goes
Moving Along With Te Times: #24 No Design Papers
Creative Corner Challenges: Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #141 Anything Goes
Dragon Lair Designs: It's a Zoo out there!
Come and Get It Challenges: Make your own Background


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Gerda Steiner July Challenge - Mermaid

Hi there, everyone! I'm stopping by today to share a recent creation of mine which was inspired by July image for Gerda Steiner's Monthly Progressive Challenge. I've been thinking of creating a card with a school of fish for quite some time now and this little mermaid became a perfect addition to it. And now, without further ado, here is what I came up with for this months challenge:

It was a real fun to stamp, mask and color all the fish around this cute little mermaid. 
You should definitely try this as well;)

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

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner Designs: Monthly Challenge - July 2016
Najlepsi Par: Galerija meseca julija (plasticna sablona "Topli Zarki")
Just Us Girls Challenge: #351 Trend Week/Sponging
Scrapping4funChallenges: #69 Birthday
Addicted to Stamps and More: #201 Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenges: Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times: #24 No Designer Papers
Creative Moments: #97 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #141 Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations: #160 Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

CASometry Challenge 2 - Secret Final

Hello, crafty friends! I'm stopping by today to share my last card for the CASometry Challenge 2. Make five. over at umichka.com. As you already know, the stamp set that I chose for this challenge is Happy Hoppy Bunny Set from Gerda Steiner Designs. The additional task for this stage is CASEing. And we can CASE any card from this Pinterest board. I chose Zhenya's card as an inspiration:


And here is what I came up with:


Below you can also find my first four cards from the previous stages:


I had so much fun participating in this challenge and I'm glad I used these cute bunnies on some of my cards. Thank you, Anna, for this opportunity!

That's all for today! Thanks for stopping by and see you in a couple of days!

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner Designs: 22nd Share your Design Challenge
Addicted to Stamps and More: #200 Birthday Cards
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #141 Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday: Birds, Bees and Butterflies
Dragon Lair Designs: It's a Zoo out there!
Just Us Girls Challenge: #350 Word Week (Summer)
Artistic Inspirations: #160 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges: #319 Always Anything Goes

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Christmas Card Invasion (Part 10)

Hi there, everyone! We've finally made it home from our first part of summer vacations and now it's time to get back to the craft room to bring into life some new creations of mine. Today, I've decided to use one of the cutest stamp sets in my collection - "Snuggle Bunnies" by MFT - in a Christmas scene. To tell you the truth, I think it turned out pretty well. So, without further ado, here is my card to hopefully give you some inspiration:

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

Challenges I would like to enter this card in:
Come and Get It Challenges: Christmas in July
Hiding in My Craft Room: #257 Christmas Colors
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #288 Vintage or Anything Goes
DigiDesigns Challenge Blog: Christmas in July
QKR Stampede: #198 Christmas in July
Simply Create Too Challenge Blog: #112 Christmas in July
Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog: #76 Winter Blues
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: #311 Christmas
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes Challenge