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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Creative Belli 1-2-3-4 and Mcmahon Five Designs New Release 10/27

                           The Creative Belli Challenge #129 1-2-3-4. 


1234 challenge (example: 1 piece of dp, 2 flowers, 3 colors, 4 brads, whatever combo you wish but it must be 1234)

I combined my post with my new release post for McMahon Five Designs this week.
The Merry Mallows image reminds me of my three children when they were little- they always found something to occupy themselves and had alot of fun together! 
I used Copics to color the image and added a Pearl pen to the hats and the ball at the top of the hat.  The background is Faux Washi by the Technique Junkies and I also used the Out of the Box technique.

I used 1-embossing folder
2-colors of Alcohol Inks
3 Rhinestones on my sentiment tag
4-die cuts for my card- the image layer, green, red and the sentiment tag. 


 The spirit of the Belli challenges is to encourage you to use your OLD and FORGOTTEN embellishments!
  The tag die cut is an original from when I purchased my Cuttlebug- and I cut the package open to make this card.........

Be sure to stop by the Creative Belli Blog to see what the other Belli Girls made for you today....they are such a talented group and I am so humbled to be part of the team.  you upload a card to Splitcoast, PCP, Stamp TV or another online gallery be sure to add CBC129 in the keywords section.

Take a look at what the Creative Belli Designers have done with the 1-2-3-4 challenge!!
Chris Dickinson


Challenges for my card:
Crimbo Crackers- new challenge- Anything goes + Christmas
CASE study- CASE this card- I used the sketch

Thanks for stopping by! Shelly

McMahon Five Designs New Releases 10/27/11

Here are the new Digi's released by McMahon Five Designs this week;


Merry Mallows JPG and PNG

Cuttlebug Scrollwork Embossing Folder, Copics


Close up of 3D Pop ups by Shawne




Pumpkin Carving JPG and PNG

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White paper, Copics

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White paper, Copics, Kaisercraft Self Adhesive Pearls


All That We Behold JPG and PNG

Spellbinders Flower Flourish, Prima Romantique Market Flowers, Kaisercraft Self Adhesive Pearls, Neenah Classic 


Fiona's Felines JPG and PNG





Faith JPG and PNG
*This works with Spellbinders Squares and Fleur de Lis Squares

Sue
Beech Real Wood Fleece Back Paper


For more details on the projects above, visit the Design Team blogs!










Merry Mallows JPG and PNG







Shelly



Pumpkin Carving JPG and PNG









Christine






Sue


l That We Behold JPG and PNG











Sue




Fiona's Felines JPG and PNG










Michelle B







Michelle B











Faith JPG and PNG


*This works with Spellbinders Squares and Fleur de Lis Squares







Thanks for stopping by! Shelly

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.............

Whoops- I worked late last evening and completely forgot about drawing a winner for my Blog Candy- so sorry about that......

 For the MME stamps, Random.org picked # 8

#8 is
Blogger Glennis said...
Blogger Both sets are great. I am a follower and have been for some time.
Thanks for the chance to win
and for the FCD fall set the winner is # 10 and #10 is 

Blogger Babe O'Mara said...
Thanks for the chance to win these great stamp sets. I'd love to win either one. I am a follower. Babe
 Congrats to the winners-send me your mailing addresses and I will get your packages in the mail!

Thanks to all who joined in!!!

Shelly

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hope- new McMahon Five Designs BCA freebie

 I have Blog candy HERE- it ends tonight- I will be home from work ~ 9PM EST, so By 10 PM.....

  I have been inspired to make cards for Breast Cancer Awareness this month. McMahon Five Designs   new BCA freebie is released today, so I used it for my card.


   Such a fun image, isn't it???  You can find it HERE in the McMahon Five Designs store in the Breast Cancer charity. I used Mountain Rose cardstock- love the color and ohhh so shimmery- it is one of my absolute favorite cardstocks.....!!!  For the next layer- I want to show you a sewing tip- you can use your straight edge punches around curves- just like you are sewing in a sleeve or around a neck line.......
  First, I drew a circle for my Sketch from Card Patterns:
 Yes, I traced around the masking tape and cut out the DSP.......

Next, I punched out the straight edged punch. I liked how this design goes with the tail of the bird:
 This will go around the circle......seriously.......
 How you ask???

 Cut notches in the edging of the punch- come up to ~ 1/8 inch from the decorative edge.  Notice the Rt end of the punched strip......if the punch is wider, you will want the notches wider on the bottom too, so the punch will curve smoother- so can you see the difference between the notches on the Rt and Lt end???
 Next is the test.......you may need to practice a few times if this is new to you.......
 Sorry the picture is a bit blurry- I have applied tape to the bottom side of the edge of my circle, and have started slowly easing the punched edge to it.

 There you go- what do you think???

 Next, I colored my image with Copics and added shimmer with a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen.  The bird die is a Tim Holtz and is cut out of more pink cardstock- love the pink and the Kraft colored cardstock together! The cardstock is Safari Brown and it is texturized in columns- looks awesome IRL as a birdcage too....... I added some pearls to the birdcage and added a row of Cluny lace with a Zig Zag. 
  I added pink silk ribbon and more lace to the side with a Zig Zag stitch and added more pearls.  I added one more little embellishment- I made a decorated Pretty as we call it in the Technique Junkies- that is the flower which is colored with Pink Copic markers.

  My tutorial showing a straight edge punch as the outer border of a card is HERE.
The technique also works with lace- that tutorial is HERE

If you would like to see more samples- the technique was the Monday Technique on Splitcoaststampers- you can look at the technique gallery TLC320 for more inspiration HERE

For basic information regarding sewing on cards, HERE is that tutorial.

Challenges for today:
Card Patterns- Sketch 138
Craft your passion- Kraft
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet- anything goes
Outlaws- greeting challenge- Pink Awareness
Scrappy Frog- something that flies
ODBD- Geometric shapes
Clearly Inspired- Pink
Frosted Designs- Friday- use fancy trim- I have Cluny lace and the altered punched trim
Inspire Me Fridays-anything goes
Paper Cutz- Pink for BCA


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Blog Candy

I decided to straighten up a little bit in my crafting room today- I did not get too far...I came across two sets of stamps I purchased for blog candy.  I will give each set away to a different person- so you have two chances to WIN.  Here they are:

  Madison Ave "Pretty Stamps" by My Minds Eye

And:
 Fall Scarecrow set- retired and no longer available.... from Firecracker Designs by Pamela.

If either of the winners happens to be a follower of my blog- I will throw in something 'extra'.......
I will choose the winners Wednesday 10/26 in the evening. 

To join in:
Leave a comment on this blog post
If you choose to add my candy to your sidebar, leave a 2nd-separate- comment for a second chance to win.  That's all!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly




Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fluttering By....................

 I tried something new- Water stamping with Distress inks using the colors from a challenge at Gingersnaps. 
  I used Broken China, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord Distress Inks. I stamped the Mini Cloisonne butterfly from Michael Strong on the background using the water stamping. Then, in black stamped the Cloisonne Butterfly twice and raised the Rt side of the wing with dimensionals.  I spritzed the larger butterfly with Glimmer Mist and added Sakura Gelly Roll pen for accent.   The sentiment is a digi from Create with TLC.

 I stamped with a butterfly theme for the Splitcoaststampers Hope you Can Cling To  Challenge 10/13 which is to use a butterfly on your card.

 Challenges:
Gingersnaps- color challenge Turquoise, Blur and purple
One Stop Craft- No Designer Paper
PaperWorks Co- Inspirational photo - great inspiration for my layout!


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fall Fun progressive Challenge

 I had a bit of time to create a card today using the Designed2Delight free digital image that I received for using last week's image.  
  I colored the image with Copic markers and cut it out with Nestabilities 21.  The sentiment is from McMahon Five Designs. I purchased a fall floral stem and plucked off all of the flowers- they are really pretty fall colors. I added a SU button in the center of the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Opposite Day at 365 Cards

 I saw a challenge at 365 Cards that got my Mojo going today....... Opposite Day.

First, describe yourself. Now, make something opposite of that........
 This card is CAS- not my usual style.  Look- no Technique Junkies technique....really..... and, I got out red rubber and inked it up- no digital image today....... And, I always make Jesus themed Christmas cards- last year, I did not send out cards because I did them (as usual) at the last minute and did not get them finished......
  The image is from Great Impressions (#H16) I have had it for years and it has not been used in many many....... I colored it with Copics G03, G05, R22, R24, R27 and C1.  I added Gold sparkle with an Atyou Spica pen. I pierced two of the edges, added a gold bow and layered that on Red sparkly cardstock that was run through the Cuttlebug with a SU embossing plate.
 I know Juliet is going to have to double check to make sure she is on the right blog......hahahaha

Other challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks- Marker it Up
ABC Christmas- U is for Unused stash- stamp is years old and uninked.....
Bling it On- No Patterned Papers
Crazy 4 Challenges- create something for an upcoming Holiday


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

McMahon Five Designs New Releases for 10/20/11

I will be posting my card for the McMahon Five Designs New releases next week on Monday- but did not want you to miss this week's great images and designs by the rest of the team.

***Just an FYI- if you post projects using ANY McMahon Five Designs or M5D images in the gallery at Splitcoaststampers, and label them as above, you will be entered to win a gift certificate to the store*** The winners are announced on the M5D blog- so if you follow that you will know if you are a winner!



Keli and Olive JPG and PNG

Prima Jack and Jill paper pad, Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory, Copics, Spellbinders Picot Edges, Spellbinders Floral Flourish, Zva Creative White Rose Buds


Bountiful Harvest JPG and PNG







Blessings JPG and PNG



Spellbinders Parisian Accents



Watching Birds JPG and PNG


Prima Fairy Flora Paper Pad


Waves of Beauty JPG and PNG


Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares, Stickles Glitter Glue

Recycled Chocolate Box :)

For more details on the projects above, visit the Design Team blogs!


Thanks for stopping by! Shelly Des