Thursday, October 27, 2011

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

Beech Real Wood Fleece Back Paper

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

Merry Mallows JPG and PNG


Pumpkin Carving JPG and PNG



l That We Behold JPG and PNG


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, 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!!!


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 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!

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

 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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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