Hello Foxy

Hello friends!

Squeeeeeee…how adorable is this sweet little fox from C.C. Designs?!?  I seriously can’t handle the cuteness from this month’s new release!

This darling little fox taking a much needed nap is from the new ‘Foxes Clear Stamp Set‘.

Hello Foxy

I stamped this cutie on X-Press It Blending Card with Black Olive Ink and colored him/her with the following Copic Markers.

~Copics~
Fox:  E99/97-YR27/24-Y32  Light fur:  Y32-E50/42/40/CB  Feet:  E79/74
Bunny:  W5/2/0/00 – R30/00

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The dies are from Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, and La-La Land Crafts.

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I just love all the layers on this card.  It really brings out the sweetness of the image.

As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

 

Happiness is a CUPCAKE

Good morning!

It’s new release time again at C.C. Designs, and oh my goodness…cuteness overload!!!  This darling girl is from the Cupcake Swissie Clear Stamp Set.

Who wouldn’t be happy surrounded by so many cupcakes!

Happiness is a cupcake

I stamped this little cupcake cutie on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with the following Copic Markers.

~Copics~
Skin:  E04/11/21/00/000/0000-R20/30
Hair:  E59/57/55/99/YR21
Pinks:  RV55/02/10/00/000-BV20
Aquas:  BG49/45/23/11/10/000
Yellows:  Y15/11/00-YR23
Grays:  C6/4/3/1/0/00
Cupcake Wrapper:  E55/53/51

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The dies are from Mama Elephant, Gummiapan, and Cottage Cutz.

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As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

You are Beautiful

Good morning!

Even when you are home in times such as these…chilling in your jammies with no make up on…please remember You are Beautiful!

This gorgeous girl is called Yasmin and she is from Digi Doodle Studios.  Whatever she is thinking about she seems gloriously happy!

You are Beautiful

I printed this gorgeous image on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with the following Copic Markers.

~Copics~
Skin:  E04/11/21/00/000/0000-R20/30
Lips:  R32
Eyes:  B16/14/12/Black Copic Multiliner
Hair:  E57/55/99/51/YR21
Yellows:  Y15/11/00/0000
Socks:  C3/0/00
Pinks:  RV55/02/10
Purples:  V09/12/15
Greens:  YG17/03/01
Grounding:  W2/0/00

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The dies used on this card are from La-La Land Crafts and Magnolia Stamps.  I created the sentiment in Microsoft Word and then carefully cut around it, doing the same to each layer before adhering it to my card with double sided foam tape.

The beautiful flowers used on this card are from I Am Roses (links below)

R5-147 – Yellow Cream Artificial Crafts Paper Flowers
R2-2 – Mini Soft Pink Paper Flowers
R2-15 – Mini White Paper Flowers
S10-15 – White Small Craft Paper Flowers
R8-518 – White with Pink EDGE Variegated Paper Flowers

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As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration images for sale here.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

Happy Easter ~ La-La Land Crafts

Happy Friday!

It’s Inspiration Friday at La-La Land Crafts and the theme this week is Easter.  I paired the adorable Marci with Tulips Rubber Stamp with the cute little bunnies from the Bunny Hugs Rubber Stamp for my card today.

The bunnies that have been hopping around my flower beds have no clue Easter is on it’s way, but these cute little bun-buns do!

Happy Easter

I stamped Marci and the Bunnies on X-Press It Blending Card and colored them with the following Copic Markers.

~Copics~
Skin:  E11/21/00/000/0000-R20/30/00
Hair:  E57/55/99/51/YR21
Dress & Hatband:  BG13/11/10/0000/70
Hat, Shoes, Ribbon:  R32/30/00/000
Soles on Shoes:  C4/2/00
Tulips:  R35/32/30-Y15/11/00-YG17/03
Bunnies:  E43/42/41/40-C2/0

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The white stitched oval was die cut and then embossed with the So Many Dots Layering Stencil to add just a hint of texture.  It’s hard to see in the photographs but it is there.  Most of the layers were adhered with double sided foam tape to add depth to the card.

La-La Land Crafts products used on my card:
Marci with Tulips Rubber Stamp
Bunny Hugs Rubber Stamp
Little Chick Baby Luka Rubber Stamp
Love You More Paper Pack
Double Stitched Ovals Die
Pierced Scalloped Ovals Die
Leafy Vine Die
Grass Patches Die
Stitched Sun and Clouds Die
So Many Dots Layering Stencils

As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

Thank you for being my umbrella

Hello everyone!

Are you ready for some serious cuteness this month at C.C. Designs?  These Swiss Pixies just melt my heart!

I ran across this adorable SVG file and thought it would be absolutely perfect for this little cutie. I of course had to play around with it a little so that the layers were matted with white…lol

Thank you for being my umbrella

I stamped this adorable little sweetie on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with the following Copic Markers.

~Copics~
Skin:  E04/11/21/00/000/0000-R20/30
Hair:  E55/35/51/Y15
Greens:  YG17/03/01/00/0000
Pinks:  RV55/02/10/00/000-BV20
Grays:  C9/7/6/5/3/1/0/00

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The dies are from La-La Land Crafts and Magnolia Stamps.

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As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

Sending you Sunshine and Rainbows

Hi friends!

We’ve got a special surprise for you and your kids today from All Dressed Up Stamps – let’s get everyone coloring with two free stamps over at the Kit and Clowder Facebook Coloring Group!  These two stamps are free for absolutely everyone, to claim yours just head to the freebie post here (ends 4/5/2020): https://www.facebook.com/groups/kitandclowder/permalink/2657461707715415/

My inspiration today is with the super adorable image called Rainbow Girl…isn’t she sweet!?!

Sending you sunshine and rainbows

I printed this little cutie pie on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with the following Copic Markers.

~Copics~
Skin:  E11/21/00/000/0000-R20/30
Hair:  E51/55/57/99/YR21
Greens:  YG17/11/03/01/00/0000
Oranges:  YR18/16/15/Y35
Blues:  B05/04/02/01/00/000/0000
Purples:  V09/06/04/0000-RV63/52
Yellows:  Y15/11/00/000/YR23
Reds:  R89/29/27/24
Grays:  C3/2/0/00

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To keep with the rainbow theme I diecut circle layers in the same colors as the rainbow in the image.  To this I added a large detailed circle die, two die cut clouds, and a sentiment (created in Microsoft Word).  A few enamel dots and a little bling finished the card.

The dies are from Hero Arts, Polkadoodles, and My Favorite Things.

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration images for sale here.

Thanks for visiting today!  Remember to join in the fun and enter your All Dressed Up projects in the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog.  We would love to see your creations.

Thanks for joining me today!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

Bunny Hugs ~ La-La Land Crafts Tutorial

Happy Thursday everyone!

I’m so excited to share a cute tutorial for an adorable Easter basket featuring the super  sweet Bunny Hugs Rubber Stamp from La-La Land Crafts.  There are a few steps, but once you get the hang of how to put it together it goes pretty quick.

Bunny Hugs Tutorial

To make this little basket you will need:

Bunny Hugs Rubber Stamp
Love You More Paper Pad
Pierced Scalloped Circles Die
Double Stitched Circles Die
Grass Patches Die
Scalloped Rectangles Die
Pink Ribbon for Bow
Scoring Board and Bone Folder
Double Sided Foam Tape
Scor-tape – 1/8″ and 1/4″
Exacto Knife, Ruler, and Pencil
Removeable Tape
Green Paper Easter Grass and Easter Candy

Preparing the basket pieces:

  1. Stamp two bunnies on X-Press It Blending Card.
  2. Die cut two of the largest and two of the medium size grass patches from the Grass Patches Die set out of X-Press It Blending Card.
  3. Choose a piece of 6″ x 6″ double sided paper for the basket- mine is from the Love You More Paper Pad.
  4. Cut one piece 1/4″ x 6″ strip of coordinating double sided paper for the center of the basket handle.
  5. Cut one piece of white cardstock 3/4″ x 7″ for the handle.
  6. Cut two white scalloped circles (2nd to smallest) from the Pierced Scalloped Circles Die set.
  7. Cut four white double stitched white circles (2nd to smallest) from the Double Stitched Circles Die set.

Color your pieces and set aside.  Bunnies need to be fussy cut before final assembly.

~Copics~
Bunnies:  E55, E53, E51, E50, R02, R01, R00, R000
Grass:  YG17, YG03, YG11

Basket

Using your score board, score at 1 7/8″ and 4 1/8″, turn your paper and score using the same measurements.  Your piece should look like this.

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Using the following diagram I drew lines on my cardstock with a pencil and carefully cut on the lines.  The cutting lines are at 5/8″, 1 1/4″, 4 3/4″, and 5 3/8″.  You will need to mark the center line (3″) on the top and bottom.

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I found the lines were straighter cutting on drawn lines instead of scored lines.

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It should look like this once all the lines are cut.  I took a white eraser and gently erased any remaining pencil marks.

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Fold and crease all of the fold lines, making sure the flaps are straight with the side edges.  Using 1/8″ scor-tape I started with adhering the basket sides together, starting with the top flaps.

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Creating the handle

With the 3/4″ x 7″ piece of white cardstock and the largest die from the Scalloped Rectangles Die, die cut using the following diagrams.  Note that you will need to stop and reverse your diecutting before you reach the end of the die.  You will then need to move your die down, turn it around so the top of the die is now the bottom and partially die cut again.  I placed my paper up against the edge of my paper cutter and taped the die to the paper using removeable tape.

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Make sure the die is fully seated in place from the first time through.  This will ensure the die will turn out as if the die was longer.

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Once this is complete, adhere the 1/4″ x 6″ coordinating print centering it between the stitched lines.  Note that this will be 1″ shorter than the white piece.  Gently curl the handle with your bone folder before attaching to the basket.

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Preparing and attaching the handles to your basket.

Using two of the stitched circle die cuts, score and fold these in half.  I took a ruler and drew a line in pencil where I wanted to cut an opening that the handles could be inserted into.  I then took an Exacto type knife and cut an opening approximately 5/8′ long.  This side will be on the inside of your basket.  I inserted the handle from the top (the fold is the top) making sure that the outside of the handle faced the outside of the basket as shown.  This was attached using 1/4″ scor-tape.

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Attach the handle to the basket as shown.  I used liquid adhesive so that I had a little longer to get placement correct.

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Assemble the outer embellishment as shown, you will have two – one for both sides of the basket.  I used double sided foam tape to adhere the bunny  to the circle and then to adhere the completed piece to both sides of the basket.

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Attach a tied bow to the handle, fill with paper Easter grass and candy.

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today!

As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

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Dance like no one’s watching

Good morning!

Dancing is a great form of exercise…so I say rock it out and dance like no one’s watching!!

This adorable dancing unicorn is from C.C. Designs new release called ‘Funny Unicorn Clear Stamp Set‘.  This whole set brings a smile to my face…utterly adorable!!

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I stamped this cutie patootie on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White paper with C.C. Designs Black Olive Ink and colored her with the following Prismacolor Pencils.

~Prismacolor Pencils~
Greys:  PC1054/PC1053/PC1052/PC1050/PC938
Pinks:  PC993/PC928/PC1014

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The paper is from the Hearts and Pink Paper Pad.  The dies are from Lawn Fawn and La-La Land Crafts.

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As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

 

 

 

Sending BIG Bear Hugs

Good morning!

How cute is this little Koala Bear from All Dressed Up Stamps is sending everyone big bear hugs.  The adorable image is called ‘Koala Hugs‘.

I am so saddened by the loss of all the wildlife in Australia.  Absolutely breaks my heart.

Sending Big Bear Hugs

This adorable little Koala was printed on X-Press It Blending Card and was colored with the following Copic Markers.

~Copics~
Koala:  W2/1/0/00-E31/30-R30/00/0000  Nose:  W7/6/4
Tree Trunk:  E29/27/25/23
Leaves:  YG67/63/03/01
Shadows:  BG10/0000/Colorless Blender

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The dies are from La-La Land Crafts and Poppy Stamps.  The sentiment was created in Microsoft Word.

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As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration images for sale here.

Thanks for visiting today!  Remember to join in the fun and enter your All Dressed Up projects in the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog.  We would love to see your creations.

Thanks for joining me today!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

 

 

 

Hello ~ La-La Land Crafts

Hello everyone!

It’s Inspiration Friday at La-La Land Crafts once again and this week the theme is ‘Green and Gold’.

Since we all have to practice social distancing…Telephone Marci is busy saying hello to all her family and friends via her cute little phone.  She can’t wait to catch up on all the latest gossip.

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Marci is stamped on X-Press It Blending card and then colored with the following Copic Markers.

~Copics~
Skin: E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30, R00
Lips: E04, R32, R30
Hair: E37, E35, E99, YR23, YR21, E30
Skirt, Bow, Boots: YR24, Y15, YR31, YR30
Green Phone: YG17, YG03, YG01, YG00, C6, C4, C2, C00
Shirt: C2, C00, Y15, YR24, YG03, White Gel Pen
Letters: YG03, YG01, YG00
Phone Die: YR24, Y15, YR31, YR30, C2, C0, C00
Phone Cords: C4, C3, C2, C0, C00

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The polka dot background was created with the ‘So Many Dots Layering Stencil‘ and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink.  The scalloped square was carefully cut using the ‘Scalloped Rectangles Die‘ with partial die cutting from both sides, moving the die during the process.  The center circle was created using one die from the ‘Pierced Scalloped Circles Die‘ and one from the ‘Double Stitched Circles Die‘, taping them together before die cutting.

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La-La Land products used on my card:
Telephone Marci Rubber Stamp
Retro Telephone Die
Telephone Coil Die
Stitched Hello Die
Pierced Scalloped Circles Die
Double Stitched Circles Die
Scalloped Rectangles Die
So Many Dots Layering Stencils
Gold Cardstock

As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!