A Cozy Corner Box , New and True , & Halloween Cards

A Little Book Box...

Catherine has just finsihed this TRUE PLAY OF ART,,,,,,I've found a free template for a book box on By Donovan's site and I had to make one straight away ! It will be just perfect to keep my USB sticks in !

Enjoy this really stunning creation and feel inspired.

Recipe : Papers from my stash - Image from Nicecrane Designs ("Cozy Corner" Collection - The images of this set are gorgeous...) - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts - Ribbon fromLive and Love Crafts.

My little box will enter the challenge "Brown" with The Ribbon Girl, the challenge "Anything Goes" with Rhedd and Rosie and the challenge with Bearly Mine as I have used their sketch for the cover of the box, here it is...

Happy Crafting !

A Cozy Corner CS - Click Image to Close

SM #68 - Color Challenge {Certainly Celery, Basic Black & More Mustard}

Directly from Danielle `s Blog "Hello dear friends and followers - so glad that you're here to visit me today! Wow - what a great turn out we had last week for the Make Your Mark Challenge at ATS&M. "

I opted for a very clean design so that the image really took front and center on the card, and added just the "teensiest" touches of color to the image using a blender pen and ink pads. My designer paper is from a retired collection called Spice Cake (Stampin Up!) - loved that paper for its rich fall colors. I have enough still to make a matching envelope too! I think this will make a great Thanksgiving card - or Thank You card. Haven't decided yet which - so I left the inside blank for now.

HERE is the adorable sheet use

New And True DSL - Click Image to Close


Halloween Pumpkins

Monika Skinner was working with my Halloween Pumpkins DSL,,,,to create this unnusual Halloween Card & Tag, I am falling in lovw with these unique and elegant colors,,,,woww,wowww

For this week’s DT piece I went for a Halloween inspired theme, here it is:

For my card this week I used one image from the delightful Halloween Pumpkins and some digital papers called Grunge Fantasy Paper Pack, both from Nicecrane Designs. Both are perfectly suited for making some beautiful cards for this week’s colour challenge … and because I had so much fun making the card … I made a matching tag too!

I coloured my image using Promarkers for skin and shadow and Spectrum Noir pens for the green and mustard touches. I then cut my images out and blended the edges with mustard ink. For the layered background I punched a border using the green paper from the pack, and I also cut a piece of the black/grey and the black/green paper for layering. (My black/green paper looks more black/mustard, but then my magenta ink was close to running out. In fact I had to replace it after the sheet had printed). I also punched a lace border, a flower and some leaves from black card and some more smaller flowers from celery and mustard card. I then distressed the edges of my white base card with some black ink and blended the edges of my papers, but not the border, with black ink too before layering as shown and finishing off by adding some black pearls.

For the tag I cut some black card into a tag shape, layered as shown and added pearls and a length of black distressed celery ribbon to finish.

Halloween Paumpkins Save Pack - Click Image to Close


Florence asked me to alter digitally my original imaves to get a better look, so yes, it sound as a great idera and here is her stunning work: I have altered these digi images a little bit using PSE. They are perfect the way they are but I personally wanted a softer feel to them. That is the beauty of Nicecrane Designs Images, the quality is such that you can manipulate them in so many different ways to suit your own style of cardmaking and crafting. Not only that but they are absolute bargain. Seriously, you have to see for youself.

You can`t miss these Altered Cards(Digitally) by Florence

For my second card I cut the little clown out and decoupaged it up a little. Talking of decoupage….Hello Rita…Hope you are ok. Rita likes decoupage. I made a little white collar just for more depth.

DSC_0043atflo0744BPThis card is dedicated to my lovely blogging friend Cathryn who has been really poorly. Thinking of you Cathryn and take care.

I wanted something a bit quirky with this. I love the surreal artwork. It just fascinates me. Especially the works by artists such as Christian Schloe and Catrin Welz Stein. So, I took inspiration from that style and added the fish swimming in the sky.

And a new Traditional Halloween Card

I love this cheeky little character. I thought, for this one, I would stay traditional and use just black and orange colours. I used Chocolate Baroques Spookylicious rubber stamp to make the embellishment.

And Here is my Spooky Halloween Save Pack


Spooky Halloween Pack - Click Image to Close

My final card for today, and also one that I am entering into the Addicted to Stamps and More colour challenge this week. I was working with "Dolly Dingle Vintage Cards".

I lightened and altered this image. It’s not really a Halloween card but I thought the colours suit the theme and it could easily be altered into a halloween card.I stamped around the edges of my image with a floral florish.
Dolly Dingle Vintage Cards - Click Image to Close

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Halloween my friends

Squash Car Tutorial, Xmas Cards, Bird House ,StampArtic & FREEBIE

Squash card/book tutorial

Brenda did a really so different and all over stunning Squash  Christmas Card and she is explaining a faboluos How-To tutorial , so you can create your ownamazing one..You can`t miss her incredible work:

Open view by Brenda

Hello all you lovely Peeps, I have a little project to share which after finishing thought it might be useful to do a tutorial as there are always new crafters in blogland, so I have made a start on another and took a few photos along the way.

Front Cover Card

I know the shape is not a new concept and it's years since I used it in a class, but it sort of came back into my mind the other night when trying to think what I could do to keep my crafty mind occupied until I can stamp again properly. And Ignacio's lovely NicecraneChristmas images are perfect, I used images from the Old Merry Christmas and Adorable Christmas sheets.

How-to :Cardstock: Three 8"x8" pieces 220/250gsm for the main card and two 4"x4" pieces of a heavy weight for the front and back panels. Coordinating DP's: Two pieces 5"x5" for front and back panels, ten 3.5" squares, four left whole and six cut diagonally  Scoreboard and scoring tool, glue and choice and images, ribbons etc., to decorate.

Score each 8"x8" square as indicated above I have made the photo's large in the hope you can read the directions and my current appalling writing - things can only get better

Glue the three pieces together as indicated above

Now fold each scored line both ways to make the whole piece more flexible and then into the finished shape

This is how I deal with my box lids and the same process works for this project and below the finished panel ready to be adhered to the main piece. And finally add all the internal square and triangle DP's sections and decorate.

I am not totally convinced my explanations Yo can get a Video Tutorial HERE:


Easy,faster and so funny,,,,,,,TRY IT.
And HERE are my Christmas Sheets:

Old Merry Christmas - Click Image to Close

Adorable Christmas - Click Image to Close


A Christmas... Birdhouse !!!

Now I am showing you the ABSOLUTELY GORGEUS PLAY OF ART by Cahterine, a Really Amazing Christmas Bird House.You were warned : I told you that there would be some birdhouses for Christmas and here is the first one... (Yes, there will be more to come !!!)

Amazing Bird House by Catherine

Insn`t it so adorable, so unique, so amazing,,,, ( I want a one)

And I have made a matching gift bag to put it in !

Recipe : Papers from Marianne Design - Flowers : Dies from Creata - Leaves and Corners : Dies from Marianne Design - Berries, Ribbon, Cheese Cloth and Pine Cones from Live and Love Crafts - Image from NiceCrane Design ("Christmas Children Greetings" Collection) - Berry Pick Garland, Star and Moss from Calico Crafts - The frame was made in a silicone mold, using Martha Stewart Paper Clay - Letters : Die from Tim Holtz.
And my cute Sheets:

Christmas Children Greetings - Click Image to Close


The Girls her at StampARTic where so lucky as to be sponsored by Nicecrane Designs with images that we used in all our different projects.: Sheets used are showed below-
Angelica `s work

I transferred the image to a piece of chipboard covered with ordinary tin foil. A top coat of Decoart Patio paint Clearcoat. I love the effect of image transfer to tin foil, it really gives the picture an "inner glow"

The frame is also made from tin foil (glued to a piece of cardstock). I used an embossingfolder from Provo Craft/Cuttlebug and then applied several washes of Decoart Carbon Black acrylic
paint to give it a weathered, aged look.
Enjoy the amazing work by Mia`
The images from Nicecrane are absolutely adorable and I had so much fun creating with them. So, I was inspired by autumn colours, different shades of brown and green. I also love fairies as you might have seen on my projects before and this little girl was so cute sitting quietly and speaking to her friend, the frog.

Absolutely a delicious to watch,,,

And what about this creation by Gunn

Pink is actually one of my favorite colors. So for this project I wanted to make a Art Journal page. I use the Vintage Vanity journal from Prima. Great for those not so big projects. I fell in love with this Victorian Art collection Pack. And the image i choosed, is perfect for The Pink month in my mind.

Finally I am showing the work by LindaSS

I had so much fun creating with my images from Nicecrane... They are so versatile and fabulous to work with, and one image can me used in so many different ways... First of all I want to show you a card I made with the topic of pink and breastcancer in mind.. I actual went down to my beach and got some shells to use.

As you can see I also played with some mists, paints, mediums and more... I just had a blast..


So You cant`t miss the stunning sheets  they used:

Victorian Art Collection Vol I - Click Image to Close  Gabrielle Ray Vintage Photos I - Click Image to Close

Vintage Cute Kids CS - Click Image to Close  Vntage Fairies - Click Image to Close

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And Now a gorgues FREEBIE:

Only for Personal Use 

Right Click and Save As,,,,,,,to get them

Enjoy my cute sheets,,,,and thanks again to my Team,

Vintage Birds Cards. Victorian Children , Xmas Balls & FREEBIE

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I have just finished to design a new Birds Sheet called "Vintage Birds Greeting Cards", and I asked to some DT membes to work with this sheet, so here is the amazing work by Vicky,,,,,,with a complete set of Birds Cards.......Enjoy them:

Vintage Birds Greeting Cards - Click Image to Close

Here is the stunning set of cards by Vicky
I am sure you´´ll love these soft and adorable Bird`s Cards

Brenda at my DT also was working with these cute and all over sweet birds,,,,,,to create the following cards, I am fallin in lovw with her persnal style,,,,,,,,,,,wowww,,,,,I am really surprise about how versatile are these littel birds.

Colorful Card by Brenda

Note the decoupage style

What about this latest one? Wow

Amazing Victorian Containers & Calendar

Mevlida Malkoc did a really so different and all over gorgeus Victorian Containers working with my "Children in the Victorian Age",,,so take a look to her inspirational work,,,and show me all you can do with these sweet children.

Back View

Front View

Victorian Calendar Victorian Style (2014 )

And here is my vintage sheet

Children in the Victorian Age III CS - Click Image to Close


A New Stunning Christmas Ball 

I my previous post I was showing you my latest Christmas Ball (Pyramid Style),,,,,,now this is my latest one called "Vintage Christmas Ball by Bowyle II" ,,,,I asked to Julia to create a sampler and I am so fascinating with the finished result that I add her amazing work to my preview,,,,,,Thanks again Julia:

Enjoy these incredible Christmas Ball

This baubles are a Must Have for any Christmas Lover.

Here is my Sheet

And  What about a one including adorable Angels????

I also asked to Vicky to create a pyramid Xmas ball,,,,, and you must know each people have a different style building them,,,,,so you can`t miss these new bauble to add to your collection.

 Here are my cute little angels

For all Asian Cards Lovers
Extra High Resolution picts.

Zojoji Temple Snow ( HASUI KAWASE 1925)

Zojoji Temple Snow ( HASUI KAWASE 1953)

Enjoy my New Releases,,,and all over build your favorite Christmas Balls.
Thanks to all the Team..

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