Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sweet Tea Tag

  Got this "new to me" Gorjuss Girl stamp inked up, and made a tag for a dear friend. 

  All papers used are from Prima. The flower is made from several punches. Lots of paper piecing going on here! The doily is TH/Sizzix Doily die. Got out another TH stencil for the bottom. The top part of the tag I used the Elizabeth Craft Design Tags & More 2 - Deco. Coloured pencils for her face, hands and hair.


The back of the tag. Sentiment and teacups are from Stamping Bella. Used the TH/Sizzix ATC die cut. Tinted some seam binding with DI, Victorian Velvet.

  I made this tag for 2 reasons. One, my friend is going through a rough patch right now, and second, I gave her a cup and saucer that was the same pattern as her mom's, that she inherited. 

  I bought it back in the '70s when I lived on my own, and some friends and I would get together at each other's place once a week for a tea party! Lol! Now, it was just sitting in my cupboard, and at this stage in my life, we are starting to unload, so this was the perfect spot for this cup and saucer; with Melanie!

  This is the cup and saucer I gave to Melanie. It's the Royal Albert Petit Point pattern:




  This is also ties in with a Flickr group I'm in. Their challenge for July is, "Tag Your It".


  Thanks for stopping by! Hope your weekend is filled with craftiness!


i made it myself!
debbie
^..^



Thursday, July 14, 2016

It's Your Birthday

  It has been a couple of busy months for card making for me! I'm on a roll! 

  This was fun! Made it for Mike's cousin who celebrated her 30th birthday yesterday.

  Used TH/Sizzix ATC die and inked it up with 4 colours of Distress Ink; spritzed with water and added his Doily stencil with texture paste.

 Stamped "it's your birthday" on vellum and then tore   around it. Stamp is from TH/Stampers "Crazy Talk" set. 

 Doodled around the edges, added Liquid Pearls and sequins, here and there. Inked 3 wooden hearts with same DI colours.

  The top right edge I used a die from the TH/Sizzix Thinlits, "Mixed Media"set.

Inside. Sentiment is from the Whimsy Stamps set, "Birthday Greetings". Tissue tape is from Michaels. Part of their Boho line.

  Inside showing the left side where I stuck a pocket for money or a gift card.

Back and front.

  Going to be a hot sticky one today! Not a good hair day! Thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Vintage Wedding Card


  Happily Ever After. I made this card for a co-worker, whose bride-to-be was also a co-worker, Mark and Stephanie. 

  I don't have a lot of wedding, bride and groom supplies. When I saw this image on Pinterest, I thought it looked exactly like Mark and Stephanie! Lol! 

  Used an extra large tag, folded in half. All papers are from G45, A Ladies Diary. Doily is TH/Sizzix Doily die. Flowers are from my stash. Tinted seam binding with DI Tattered Rose. Added some tulle, bling, Liquid Pearls and a black velvet sparkly ribbon. Heart dies are Spellbinders.

 The inside. Sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up. Heart die is Spellbinders.

 The inside, left. Added a pocket for a gift card, money, or cheque. The stamp on the pocket is also from the same Stampin' Up! set.

The back

 Love making vintage, shabby chic cards! Thanks for stopping by! Hump day! 

  Wishes and hugs to Mark and Stephanie!

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Ask me to dance...

  New stamp, so I had to ink her up! She is from the company, Santoro, the Mirabelle girls series. 

  This one is called "Ask me to dance", which was on the banner that she is holding, but it's so small you could barely read it, so I printed the words off and placed beside her. Coloured pencils for her face and hands and hair. then paper pieced the rest.

  The tag is Prima and is pale pink, but I added some different colours of Distress Inks; spritzed with water. Tore off the bottom and added a pale rose print tag from the same tag set, behind.

  Love the TH stencil, "Doily"! The flowers? on the left are from the same stamp set. I doodled around the edges, added some sequins, Liquid Pearls and tulle. Seam binding tinted with DI Victorian Velvet.

  The top part of the tag is a die cut. Love this! Bought quite awhile ago and never used until today! It's a set of die cut tag toppers and different die cuts for the holes. It's from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and it's called "Tags & More - Lace".

  This is for a Flickr group I'm in. The July challenge is "Tags". 

  Last day of vacation! Hope you had a terrific weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^



Friday, July 8, 2016

Happily Ever After...

  I don't make a lot of wedding cards. Past that stage! Lol! But, this is for a good friend, who's good friend's daughter is getting married this month. Got it?! 

  I don't have any bride/groom stamps, but found this vintage cake topper image on Pinterest. 

  Papers are all from Prima "Butterfly" collection. 

Dies & Punches used:
- Flowers are TH/Sizziz Tattered Flower Garland die & 2 Stampin' Up! punches: Spring Bouquet Flower & Boho Blossoms
- Tall flower is Memory Box Chloe Stem die
- TH/Sizzix Doily die
- Tattered Banners die used for sentiment.
- TH/Sizzix Heartfelt die

  Sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! "Ever After" set. Added some sequins, Liquid Pearls, tulle, drywall tape, cord. 

 Here are some closeups:


  The dictionary meaning of "Marriage", I tore out of an old dictionary I bought at a flea market.
   I added a bit of Seam Binding, tinted with some Distress Tattered Rose Ink, under the banner. 


  I added some Rose Gold Stickles to the flowers and Rock Candy Distress Stickles for some "crunch"


  The inside. Sentiment is from Stampin' Up! "Ever After" set. Corner is from Memory Box. The heart is from the TH/Sizzix "Heartfelt" die.


  The inside, left side. I put a pocket here for a gift card, money, or cheque for the bride and groom. Pocket is from Michaels. You can buy in different colours. The hearts are TH/Sizzix, "Heartfelt" die.


The back.

  Only a couple more days of vacation left then back to work! Weather didn't co-operate, but the 2 days we went away, were the only days that the sun was out! It has been raining all week! Yuck!

  Have a great weekend, and hope you get inky! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a word or two!


i made it myself!
debbie
^..^

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Don't Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle!

  If you knew Dorothy, Mikes aunt, then you would say, "that is Dorothy to a T"!! She is a huge sparkle, and enjoys life and makes everyone around her giggle and smile!

  Dorothy turned 90 years young, yesterday and her son Jim, had a surprise birthday party for her! What a great day for a great lady!

  All the flowers were made with the TH Sizzix Tattered Flower Garland. All papers used were from KaiserCraft Be-You-tiful collection. The sentiment is from Hot of the Press, "Smart & Sassy Sayings".

  Added some tulle, sequins, bling and a punched heart.


  The inside. This sentiment stamp is from the Stampendous! set called, "Twenty Something".


The back



  Hope you are having a great week! We're off this week. Nice to sit back and relax! Getting inky too!


Entering this card in:
The Artistic Stamper: July's Challenge - All Things Bright & Beautiful

Thanks for stopping by!
i made it myself!
debbie
^..^




Saturday, June 25, 2016

Crazy Cats Anniversary Card

  33 years ago today, we got hitched! Wow! Where did the time go?! 

  First time inking up my Crazy Cat stamps. Love the matching dies too! I used a mix of the new Distress Crayons (the vintage set) and coloured pencils for the cats. Tried to make them the colour of our fur baby, Abby. She's an Abyssinian.   

  Liquid Pearls all around the edge, with some doodling. Wooden heart inked with Distress Ink Aged Mahogany. 

  The words are stickers from Cosmo Cricket, Tiny Text:Together sheet.


The inside.


The back.


  For the past few years, Mike has given me store bought cards for our anniversary and my birthdays, that look like they were handmade. 

  This is the one he gave me today:
  Love it! And of course I keep them all! Might use some of the embellies on them too! Lol!


  Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MIKE! 
X0X0X0X0XX0

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^



Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A Sharp Dressed Man

  Happy Birthday Mike! 

  Today is Mike's birthday, and this is the dapper card I made him.

  Love this paper set! It's TH Dapper collection. The Stamp is from a TH/Stampers set I got at Michael's which included stencils. Love this guy!

  Used a giant tag, folded in half. The dies are from TH/Sizzix: Vintage Cabinet Card and Tattered Banners. The title was typed out and printed off.

The inside.

The Back.

  Hope you have a marvellous day and thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^



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