Sunday, March 3, 2013

Fun 'n' Flair Stamps Designer Challenge

Create a Textured Card or Layout

Hi everyone, welcome back to another Designer Challenge.  I am VERY late with posting this challenge, it has been so hectic around my house that I haven't had a chance to do a thing. But today I have finally caught a break and was able to get my project made, feels good to accomplish something!

Ok so for my project I made a textured shape card using one of my new digi's - Coo Coo Owl, I turned him into an easter bunny, how's that!  I paper pieced the owl with two different types of patterned paper from the Kaisercraft Hopscotch Paper Pad (I love this pad) I cut the bunny ears from the 3 birds on parade cricut cartridge, the nest and the easter eggs where purchased from the Silhouette Store, I manipulated them to how I wanted them using my silhouette studio..  The shaped card was made using one of the shapes from the cricut craft room basics cricut cartridge, and then I used my gypsy to weld the card together and create the 1st and 2nd layers.  My sentiment was made on the computer.  For my texture I used a kind of burlap/ heshen and for this I can't remember the name of it lol and my swiss dots embossing folder for the 2nd layer.  All my cardstock is American Crafts card stock.

Products Used

Patterned Paper - Kaisercraft Hopscotch Paper Pad
Bunny Ears - 3 Birds on Parade 
Birds Nest - Silhouette Store
Easter Eggs - Silhouette Store
Shape for my card - Cricut Craftroom Basics Cricut Cartridge
1st and 2nd Layers -  Cricut Craftroom Basics Cricut Cartridge
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
My Gypsy
Burlap/Heshen - Spoltlight
Coloured Cardstock - American Crafts

Now for my Design Team

Be sure to join in the fun, you to can create a cute card using textures, you can also get your own CooCoo Owl Digi from my shop for only .99cents, all you have to do is link your project to Mr Linky down below.....I can't wait to see your projects!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Guest Designer for Ruthie from September Ninth

Happy Monday!!!

Today I have been honoured the role of Guest Designer for Ruthie from September Ninth, this lady has to be one of the most creative crafters around, I just love every single project she creates, she is such an inspiration!!

Today's card was made with one of the fun SVG freebies over at Ruthie's blog - Hello Kitty Nerd.  I called my Kitty "Glamour Nerd" cause she looks quite glamourous.  For my card I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the card by duplicating and flipping the image then I applied all the layers to the card once they were all cut out.  Have a look at that pink glittery bow, love love love it! and those glasses she is so blingy...The school bag was purchased from the online silhouette store and I dressed it up with my daubers and Stampin Up! ink pads giving it a more life like look!

Be sure to head on over to Ruthie's blog and grab this great freebie, also while your there why not leave her some bloggy love or become a follower so you to can keep updated on all her great projects..

Now for my card!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Fun 'n' Flair's Designer Challenge - Colour Challenge

Hi everyone, welcome back to another fun designer challenge with me and my team.  Today's challenge is a colour challenge, using the colours Blue, Yellow Orange and Green.
For my card today I am going to cheat a little and use the card I made for the Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge that I won Top 3 for, yay to me, so happy about that!!!!!

 Product List::

  • Designer Paper - from my stash
  • 1" Piles of Smiles Assortment Faces - Peachy Keen Stamps
  • zig zag stitch with my craft sewing machine
  • "Pea Happy" - Made on my computer
  • Peas and the Pod are fromt he New Arrival Cricut Cartridge - designed on my gypsy
  • Stampin Up - So Saffron and Certainly Celery Stamp Pads

So what did you think CUTE hey!

Lets take a look at what my design team made using my new Digi's

Melissa Craig

Are these just the CUTEST!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-7 :: Sketch

Hi everyone, today I am participating in Peachy Keens Sketch Challenge, I just scraped in by the tip of my nose with this one, ended today....

I wanted to make something cute and happy and I especially wanted to use my new Piles of Smiles stamp set that I got from PKS, so here is my "Pea Happy" take on the sketch challenge.

This card was super easy to make and I had a ball making it, CUTE don't you reckon!  I just love those faces.

Product List ::

Used my Gypsy to create the Peas and pod from the New Arrival cricut cartridge, and cut of the little hair that it came with.
"Pea Happy" made on my computer
Designer Paper - From my Stash
Hemp Twine
Zig Zag stitch with my sewing machine

Saturday, February 16, 2013

FNFS - Designer Challenge - Create a Shape Card and WINNERS!


Welcome back for another Designer Challenge, today's challenge is to create a Shape Card and to incorporate Fun 'n' Flair Stamps in some way!

I created a love heart shaped card!

Product List:

Love Heart, main, 1st Layer & 2nd Layer - Cricut Craftroom Basics
Bat - Simply Charmed Cricut Catridge
My Gypsy - To weld the hearts together
Batty for you - Fun 'n' Flair Stamps (FNFS) "Its All About Love" Stamp Set
Face for the Bat - Peachy Keen Stamps "Piles of Smiles" 1" Stamp Set
Bat Cheeks were coloured with chalk
Glossy Accents for the bats eyes
Love Heart Gems from my stash
Bow in the Bats hair - Hemp Twine

I hope that you will play along with us this week!

Have a wonderful day!

Here is my fabulous Design Team!

Isn't this a fun challenge! I hope you ALL get a chance to play along with us!.  Here are the details for this challenge:
~ Make a Shape Card
~Incorporate Fun 'n' Flair's Stamps in some way if you own any! if not use what you do have!
~Deadline for this challenge is March 2nd @ 4pm
~Link your project up to Mister Linky below & leave a comment

Ok, are you ready to see who the lucky winners are from our "CREATE A TAG" Challenge. chose.......

#1 Melissa
#2 Donna Jones

CONGRATS to both of you, please email me your address so I can get your prize out to you!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Shayla scatters some Love

I you ready for Valentine's Day... I sure hope you are.. Shayla is scattering love for all to share.
I made this card using stamps from Fun n Flair stamps... They have a new web site so make sure you bookmark it.  I used the stamp set,  Shayla goes Cupid for this card.  I hope you have noticed how versatile this stamp set is.. you can do so many wonderful things with it.. all the stamps used on this card are from the set..
I colored her with copic markers.. then mounted it on designer paper.. I stamped the clouds.. multi times to have Shayla look like she is have the cards rain hearts for the special day..
Oh and another great thing.. she is now in Digital images.. how cool is that.. instant gratification..
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fun 'n Flair Tag

Hello Everyone!  Melissa C here with another fun use of the fabulous sentiments set It's All About Love.  Now that Valentine's Day is behind us, pretty much, it's time to show you where these great sentiments can go.  I've not made it any secret that Valentine's Day isn't my favorite holiday, but I do firmly believe that you should never pass up the opportunity to let someone know how you feel about them.

So I created a tag that can adorn a package, or decorate a few more to make a little mini album to show off some favorite photos of your favorite people.  Or, what I started to do with my tags, is to put little inspirational messages on the back, so whenever one needs a little pick me up - all they need to do is reach for this fun little set of tags - read your message and viola - you've brightened their day!

I do hope that I've brightened your day a little, too!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sprinkle for a Little Love

Hello Stampers! Are you all ready for Valentine's Day? I hope we've inspired you to create some fun Valentine projects for your loved ones this Valentine's Day. Today I am using the sack from the Shayla Goes Cupid set. I added some stickles to show some of Cupid's dust coming from the sack. I also adding some sewing and embossing on my card. 
You can now get Shayla as a digi stamp so you can still make some last minute Valentine projects.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Happy Monday all!  Today I'm sharing a little love card using the stamp set Shayla Goes Cupid!
I decided that I wanted to see what else I could do with the border heart stamp and I think it worked just fine - what do you think?

Papers are all from my stash and I do want to mention that the black arrow is made of sequins, but unless I had the flash on super bright they didn't show and with super bright the rest of the card became a bright blur.  I used Memento ink for stamping and Spica Black.

Don't forget to scroll down and check out our 2 challenges that are going on right now!

Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fun 'n' Flair Stamps - Sketch Challenge #3

Hi Everyone, welcome to another Fun 'n' Flair Stamps Sketch Challenge with me and my team!!.  Today we are sharing with everyone creations featuring this months sketch.  With my sketch, my mind changed that many times before I got the result I did.  You know when you have and idea in your head but it never turns out the way you imagined lol, well this is what happened to me.

But in saying that I really LOVED how it turned out, I didn't go for the traditional red and white colours for this card but instead bright and colourful.  Now what did happen, is when I was colouring cupid shayla in I actually coloured in the cloud the same colour as her wings, don't ask me why I did that cause it just looked toooo BLUE!, so I added Liquid Applique and heated it with my heat gun to make it not only POP but make it white lol.

Materials Used
  • Cupid Poem - "Shayla Goes Cupid Stamp Set"
  • Cricut Craft Room Basics cartridge on my Gypsy (for the love hearts)
  • Ribbon - Pumpkin Pie by Stampin Up
  • Craft Cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • Liquid Applique (White)
  • Love Heart Shaped Buttons
  • Patter Paper (from my stash)
  • Coloured Cardstock (from my stash)
  • Bakers Twine
  • Copic Markers

If you would like to join in for this sketch challenge we would love to see your projects, if you do there is a prize to be WON!

All you have to do is:
  • Create a new project according to the sketch
  • Project must be linked up by Mister Linky by the 24th February 13 at 4pm

Botanical Odyssey 6 1/2" Paper Pad by Kaisercraft 

Today's Sketch

Here is my take for this sketch challenge.

Here I used Liquid Applique and my heat gun to create the puffy look for my cloud!

This sentiment is from Fun 'n' Flair Stamps - "Shayla Goes Cupid Stamp Set"

Now onto my FABULOUS Design Team

Be sure to check these wonderful ladies out so you to can get some inspiration from their projects.