Tag You're It #70 - Reminder

Hello there.  I am back with another tag as guest designer over at the Tag You're It Challenge #70 and a reminder that there is still time to enter this week's challenge.
Here is the second tag I have created for this week's challenge:-
Tag You're It Challenge #70
Again I have used Waltzing Mouse's Stitched Tags die and the bears are from Clearly Besotted 'Happy Hugs'. The trees and hill are from MFT 'Ewe Are The Best' and were coloured with Copics.  I'm not sure it stands out very well in the photo but there is some distress ink on the background sky.
I really struggled to get the brown bears to blend.  The nib on one of them has gone fluffy and is squeaking when I colour so I think I need to buy some nibs and fill it up - something I haven't done before!!  Best get some refills and nibs ordered!
I don't possess any ribbon - I used to have loads but don't tend to use it anymore so I have used some baker's twine instead.
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Peeking Cuties!

Hello.  I am using MFT Up In The Air again today using three of the four peeking cute animals that come with the set.

NFT Stitched Dome dies and Up In The Air

I have also used the tweety pies (birds) and the sentiment.  I used the Misti tool to curve my sentiment and then stamped it onto the background that I had created using distress inks.  After the sentiment, I drew a curved line and added bows so that it looked like the birds were holding it.

Happy Birthday card made using MFT Up In The Air and Stitched Dome Dies

I think I've worked out what setting was causing the blueish tinted photos on my last blog post.  There is a steep learning curve with using Manual Mode and I am experimenting every time I take a photo...I SHALL persevere though! 

I am entering my card into two challenges:-
MFT - Up In The Air stamps & Matching Dies
MFT Stitched Dome Dies
Lil' inker - Dual Stitched Rectangles
Make it Colour Card (for copic colouring)
Papermilldirect - Plain White Card
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Sometimes Simples is Better

Sometimes a simple and quick card can turn out so much better than one I have faffed about with and this card was one that needed to be done quick as I didn't have much time this weekend. 
 I am entering it into this week's Less is More Challenge which is
All sorts of ideas were whirring through my head but in the end I went for the simple approach.

  I must apologise for the blue'ish tint in my photos.  I am trying to learn to use the Manual mode on my camera and I have changed something on it over the weekend that has given them this odd colour!!  I am working on what it is...otherwise I shall have to ask my husbean!

Less is More Challenge #325 Stripes
I used an old die by Clearly Besotted 'Shaker Shapes Circle Hooray' to cut out the circle from the front panel of the card which I had die cut using Lil' inker Stitched Rectangles and backed it with some pale grey striped card.
I coloured the little dog from MFT 'Up In The Air' with Zigs and popped him up and the card front on some foam tape.
The sentiment banner was stamped with Lawn Fawn Sunflower Ink using a banner from their Bannertastic stamp set and die cut with the matching die.  The actual sentiment is from CB Happy Birthday.
LIM Challenge #325 Stripes
I can't wait for Clearly Besotted to re-open again, which hopefully will be soon.  I love CB stamps and dies.  Apparently they are waiting for good ol' BT to connect their broadband.  Don't get me started on BT!! Grrrrr.
On another note, my husbean needed a temporary fix until a spare part arrived for something he was fixing.  The original was made out of some sort of plastic but it had torn.  So he showed it to me and I told him to leave it with me although I was right in the middle of making this card! 
I fired up the Silhouette Cameo and scanned the part into the software and then created a trace and then cut it out on acetate.  It worked brilliantly and I think he actually now believes that my Cameo was well worth the money but also agreeing how clever I was....which trust me...he doesn't usually do!! :-)  Only joking!
Hop on over to the LIM Challenge - the design team and guest designer have come up with some gorgeous cards this week.
Toodles for now,
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Guest Designer - Tag You're It

Hello there.  Today I am honoured to be Guest Designer at Tag You're It Challenge #70.
Kim Heggins is the featured artist this week.  Have a hop on over to her blog Cupcakes, Cards and Kim - she comes up with some amazing cards - I really love her style.  Here is Kim's cute inspiration tag that I had to work from:-

and here is my tag....
Tag You're It Challenge #70
I sponged distress inks on the sky and grass and used my Copics on the bear and trees adding a little bit of Wink of Stella on the heart to give it some Shhpaarkle!
The tag is cut using Waltzing Mouse 'Stitched Tags', the bear is from my favourite Lil' inker Lovie Friends and the sentiment is from Safari Friends by Papercraft Essentials magazine.
I added some twine to finish it off.  I
Have a hop on over to the TYI blog to see some more wonderful designs by the team.
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Up In The Air Again..

Hello there.  I hope you are enjoying your Easter Bank Holiday weekend.  I have got a card for you today that I made over the course of a few evenings...sometimes life gets in the way of my important crafting time!
My Favorite Things Up In The Air stamps
I started by using Distress Inks & my Clarity Brushes to create the background.  I then stamped the images onto some card and coloured them using my Zigs.  I used some pastel shades to match the background.
As the die from the small balloons left a piece of card in between the strings, I cut the basket off the balloons and stamped the image onto the background first and then stuck the balloon and basket down so that the background showed through...does that make sense?
Up In The Air stamps by MFT used to make a soft , pastel birthday card
I heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set and added a frame before popping up the large balloon on foam dimensionals. 
I love using bright colours on my cards but I thought I would go for the softer pastels this time and I am really pleased with how it turned out. 

I am guesting over at the Tag You're It Challenge tomorrow - the blog post goes up at 2pm UK time and 9am EST time so please hop on over and have a go at entering - tag challenges are great fun!!
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Up In The Air stamps & Die-namics - My Favorite Things
Stitched Sentiment Strips - My Favorite Things
Dual Stitched Rectangles - Lil' inker
Distress Inks - Worn Lipstick & Squeezed Lemonade
Strathmore Bristol Card
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Lilac Card - Papermilldirect