I am so sorry for being M.I.A. these last few weeks, I have been dealing with this issue I’ve been battling with for quite a while now. I don’t usually put my life out on the Internet but I thought I’d let my followers know that I have a protruding disc in my neck which causes me to have quite a bit of constant pain down my left arm. It is making it very hard to be in my craft room, and really hard to type a blog. I’m on the mend and I’m hoping to be back in action within the next few weeks. I’ll post what I can when I can and hopefully I can get rolling again soon. Thank you for your patience and for sticking around.
I’m so sad that I haven’t been able to create all the fun valentine cards I was hoping to create this year. The card I am posting today is a card that I made last year but couldn’t post because I didn’t want to give the surprise away so I’m posting it today. I didn’t take as many photos last year as I do now so I just created this blog the best that I could with the photos that I have and my limited mobility (thank goodness for talk and text LOL) This blog is short and sweet but I hope you like it.
Soooo excited, this week I am a guest designer for the Die Cuttin’ Divas Weekly Challenge Blog, and this week’s challenge is to create anything Tropical or Summer themed, and what’s more summer-themed than a giant sandcastle. I got inspiration from a couple of different sources to make this card. First I saw a tutorial for a sandcastle card from Karen Burniston where she used her Castle Pop-up and her Ice Cream Sundae Pop-up to make an interactive Pop up castle, the only problem was I don’t have the Ice Cream Sundae Pop-up, so I was trying to work it out in my head how I would make a fun but different Sand Castle card. Then I was binge-watching Jennifer McGuire videos and I came across her video on how to make a Bridge Card and I thought WOW the Castle dies would be perfect for this, so away I went.
you can find the Die Cuttin’ Divas weekly Challenge blog HERE
Every once in a while I make a card that I get really excited about and I can’t wait to share but have to wait because I don’t want the recipient to see it before they get it. This is one of those cards. My niece and nephew are both Potter Heads and even though the card is for one of them I knew they would both be excited when they saw it. My challenge to myself was also was to make a Harry Potter Card different than the CARD I made last year and I think I succeeded 😀 🧙🏻♂️
I know Fathers Day has just passed but I have another cute one that can’t wait until next year. This design is really fun and can be used for any occasion depending on colour choice and what you decide to put in the squares. I choose PAPA but LOVE, or BABY, or any other cute little images would do.
I have a fun birthday card today, my son’s friend asked if I could make a birthday card for his sister, his request was, could it have a horse, possibly a barn, and some kind of pop up/fun feature, and I said “Hay ya” 😂
This card is my most favourite card of the year, or possibly ever. This card is for my sister and TODAY is her birthday. This card started off in my head as a fairly simple idea using this “Off to see the Wizard” stamp set ( the witch theme is an inside joke). Then I thought the rest of the characters should pop out the middle, then I thought wouldn’t it be fun to have the Witch of the West be able to pop in and out of the scene, then I thought the Good Witch should be in her bubble, then I thought I should add more glitter…….and more glitter……. and maybe some more glitter……………..and maybe some poppies……….and hey should the poppies have glitter?…….. my mind is often a very chaotic place when I’m card making. Lol
The glitter is hard to see but it’s there, and there is lots of it……..all of the yellow brick road, the ruby slippers, Tin Man, the bubble, the Good Witches dress, wand and crown, the Lions mane, the Scarecrows hair (not sure why I just thought it needed a little something 😆), and the Emerald City.
This is a cute one I made for my nephew a few years ago when he was in his superhero phase. I wish I could take full credit for these adorable characters but I actually got the idea from Laura Robison. When I created this card she had a website called http://www.hyperstamper.com which doesn’t seem to be active now if I ever find her again I will link to her new website.