Sunday, April 20, 2014

Unity April Be Inspired Challenge

I made this card for the April Unity Be Inspired Card Sketch Challenge. I used a stamp from the Unity March Kit of The Month. It's and awesome kit and so is the March SMAK kit. And, they're both on sale now, you might want to check them out. I colored the image with Copics and used DCWV Spring & Summer Stack papers. Thanks for stopping by!

Here's my card.


DCWV April Sketch Challenge

I made this card for the DCWV April Sketch Challenge. I love these challenges because I really like to mix patterned papers and DCWV has great paper. The flower is a new to me Spellbinders Flower Die that I got on sale when I went to see Dyan Reaveley at Dorothy's Stamps & Scraps last month in Boiling Springs, NC. She has an amazing LSS and I wish it was closer to me. I used DCWV papers from the the Spring & Summer Stack that I got on sale at Joann's last week. I love to actually use the things I buy. The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Hashtags stamp set and the cabochon is from my Studio Calico monthly card kit. Thanks for stopping by!


Here's my card.



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Prima Doll Tag

I made this tag for the current Curtain Call Challenge - Confetti Crush. I bought a few of these Prima Doll Stamps because I just think they are so cute. This one is #8 and her name is Olive. Today I got an order from Ellen Hutson that had my Julie Nutting Tag Pad. It's a pad of tags made just for these girls. I really liked the tag because it had a coating on it so it was very strong. When I use it again I will cover it with Mod Podge or Gesso because the slick coating doesn't take ink sprays very well. 

I stamped and stenciled and used ink sprays to create the background. I colored her with Copics and paper pieced her outfit and added sequins to her shoes and a clear butterfly to her skirt. I also gave her a rhinestone necklace. Then I added the green and peach colored sequins around her for my "confetti". I used Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers for the sentiment. Finally, I inked the edges and added some trim to the bottom and the top of the tag. Thanks for stopping by!


Here's my tag.


PTI Make It Monday #160

After I watched the Make It Monday video I thought my Funky Florals would be the perfect stamps to use for this week's Make It Monday Challenge. So, I stamped the flowers in three different sizes in Melon Berry, Plum Pudding, and Hawaiian Shores. Then I embossed the centers with White Filigree Embossing Powder. Then I stamped the middle of each flower with the second step for each stamps in another color. It turned out better than I thought it would.

Anybody who knows me or follows me knows I don't do a lot of heat embossing. It's just not my thing. I always seem to get extra embossing where I don't want it and for some reason that makes me crazy!! But, these turned out OK. I also used New Leaf Paper and Doodlie-Do leaf dies to make the leaves. I stamped on the leaves with New Leaf ink. I enjoyed learning the tip on how to use the die on an image that is already stamped. I will definitely do that in the future and it worked great. I was lucky to have two step stamps and matching dies so I could do this technique without much trouble.

I adhered all the pieces to a card base made from PTI Kraft paper and the sentiment is from the Doodlie-Do stamp set. Thanks for stopping by!



Changes

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I just wanted to take a minute to let you know that I've made some changes to the blog. I've changed the name from The Crafty Corgi to Donna's Crafty Place. I've also changed the Web address to www.donnascraftyplace.com  The old address should still redirect you here, but if you need me in the future, please use the new Web address. I've also changed the look of the blog a little. I also had a glitch with my Bloglovin' button so I've added some code at the top of this post to correct it. If you want to follow me on Bloglovin'  (which I've just started using and really like) click the link at the top of this post. It should be working now.

Now that I'm settled in my new house and back in the groove of creating things again, I decided it was time for a change. I've also got some really big and fun crafty news that I will be announcing here on May 1 so please stay tuned and be sure to check back on May 1.  Let's just say fun and prizes will be associated with my "news."
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