Sunday, November 30, 2014

December 1, 2014 - My Bestie Aussie DT Challenge

Welcome my friends to our new My Bestie Aussie DT Challenge of Anything Goes with a Bestie - Christmas.  Well it is getting that time of year and I absolutely love anything Christmas.  So this challenge was a good one for me.  For the past few challenges I have been playing around with another of my loves and that is the My Bestie 3D Deco sheets.  I am so enjoying working with them and loved this image so I thought okey dokey gonna do another one this challenge and I hope that you all like her.  Kinda makes me smile when I look at her.  

The image I am using this time is called Christmas Peppermint 3D Bestie and you can find her in Sherri Baldy's Etsy shop by clicking HERE

I made an easel card which is one of my favorites.  Here is a photo of the card closed. 

Here is my easel card opened.

Here is a close up of the image.  There were about 6 layers cut and stacked here. 

I had great fun cutting this deco sheet out and designing the card for our Christmas Challenge.  Please take time to go visit our My Bestie Aussie DT Blog and check out the other cards from our great DT.  While you are there, please think about joining us for our new challenge.  Would love to see you there.  You can go to the blog by clicking HERE

Have a great week and stay warm if you can.  I have to tell you it is very nice and warm here in sunny FL.

Would so appreciate your comments, they mean so much to me. 

Happy stamping and blessings to all,

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November 10, 2014 - My Besties World DT Challenge - Shabby Chic

Good Monday morning my friends.  Here again with a wonderful new challenge at My Besties World DT.  For this challenge, we had to make a "shabby Chic" card.  Well I had no clue what shabby chic meant, so I chose my image and then set out to design the card.  I was very pleased on the final card, but wasn't sure if it was entirely shabby chic.  So we are calling this shabby chic with a touch of bling.  LOL   Well if you know me personally, you know I love my bling!!!!

Once again I decided to use one of Sherri Baldy's 3D Deco images for my DT card.  I am really enjoying the 3D images and if you haven't tried them, maybe you need to do what I did......bite the bullet and get one and start cutting.  LOL  My suggestion is to use a craft knife.  I found that I get closer cuts, especially in the tight areas, with my knife.  

So here is my card and I sure hope you like it.

Here is a closer view which shows a little on how the layers are added.

I just love using blues for Christmas and I love birds (I have two parrots) so this was a perfect image for me.
The neat thing about this image is that it comes in a digi or the 3D Deco sheet like I used here.  You can get the 3D Deco sheet by clicking   HERE

I have fallen in love with easel cards.  I used the large Spellbinders dies for this card.  My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts (my favorite place to shop for flowers)

Would love for you to check our our DT challenge page and see all the lovely creations by our My Besties World  DT members.  You can visit our challenge blog by clicking HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you will come again.  I truly would appreciate your comments!!  I am going to enter this card in the 3D Deco DT challenge blog HERE

Happy stamping and card making everyone.
God bless,

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November 1, 2014 - LET IT SNOW - Add Snowflakes & Glitter

Welcome back everyone and welcome to our new My Bestie Aussie DT challenge, Let It Snow (using snowflakes)    Well I definitely stepped out of my comfort zone to try something new this time and I hope you all like it.    If you are familiar with My Besties and shop in Sherri's Etsy shop, well then you have probably seen some of the 3D Deco Sheets of My Besties.  I have had some of these for a while but I just kept looking at them thinking how great they were and thinking that is gonna be some work to cut out.  LOL   So I just decided to bite the bullet and try one and guess what????   I love them.  Well now that I have found the secret,  I cut my first one out with very small scissors and it did take some time but I love the way it came out.  You can find the 3D Deco Sheets in Sherri Baldy's Etsy shop by clicking HERE.

Here is the side view.

I loved working with this image and let me give you a little hint.  I cut all the pieces out by using small scissors and they worked great, but when I had to get into smaller places, I pulled out the old trusty cutting blade and it brought back memories of me years ago cutting out many many many cut and pierced lamp shades.  I had gotten really good at using a blade and thought oh my it has been years and years since I have done anything remotely like that, but guess what, it all came back in a flash and I had control of that blade in no time.  To me it was easier and quicker to use a blade, but I guess it is a personal preference.  :-)  

The only thing I added directly to the image was to put stickles on the fur parts of her boots and hat.  I have several people say that you can use your markers or pencils to enhance and make areas pop.  I may try that on another image later.  

All my supplies were items that I had on hand.  CTMH and Stampin Up Cardstock,  SU glitter paper, Memory box snowflake die, Jolee's snowflake stickers, Sentiment was a freebie and I can't remember where I got it.  

Thank you all so much for stopping by and I encourage you to check out our blog and come and join us for this fun challenge. You can visit the other DT's blogs by clicking HERE.

Stay warm and safe my friends.  The cold weather has returned and so many of you are having snow.  Oh my......way too early for me.  

Hugs and blessings,