Sunday, October 14, 2018

One Special Day!

Hello and
Happy Sunday to all of you!
My initial theme for today's post was Halloween
however that sightly changed when I realized I was in 
short supply of Birthday cards.
So what better thing to do on a rainy gray Kentucky Sunday then make
some colorful cards to cheer me up.
I'm calling this one "Special Day". 
 Ornate gold foil and white frame, as well as "Special Day" was cut with 
Spellbinders die set "Special Day Frames".
 Flower and leaves are cut with Spellbinders Die of the Month, "Month 7".
 I layered the gold foil panel with a white frame by putting tiny foam pieces in between the layers.
What do you think?
Does it bring a little color in your gray and rainy day?

I hope you have a wonderful week
and
thank you for stopping by!

Diana

Sunday, September 30, 2018

A little bit of everything!

Hello and
happy weekend to you all!
Sorry no cards today,
well maybe just a little sneak peek of one at the end of the post.
Today it's  just little bit of everything I been playing with the last few weeks
including the Baby Star Blanket I finished a while back
 and just realized I never posted a picture of the finished product.
 After being a little skeptical about the color combination I think it 
turned out great. 
 I need to get one more Baby blanket done before Christmas
however I'm taking a slight detour right now, lol, I started
on a new shawl.
 I could not resist this beauty!
The "Te Manawakura Shawl" by Francoise Danoy of Aroha Knits is actually a KAL 
I'm participating in right now,
keep your fingers crossed, it should be done in 6 weeks.
If you are interested in joining the KAL here is the link to the pattern on Ravelry.
Fall colors are slowly emerging in our yard and I could not
resist to share some with you.
 This is a beautiful Cockscomb flower or "Celosia cristata".
Doesn't it look like a brain? 
Fascinating!
 The color is absolutely beautiful. 
With most of our summer flowers slowly dying this plant brings some 
vibrant fall colors to our yard which will last well to the first frost. 



Sorry about all the flower pictures,
I'm a little obsessed with Cockscomb right now.
 Last but not least hear is
just a little sneak peek of my upcoming Halloween card.
 It will feature Spellbinders Large and Small Die of the Month for September.
Stay tuned for more in the next blog post!

Thanks for taking time to visit!
Have a wonderful week!
Happy Crafting!

Diana

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Happily Ever After!

Hello everyone!
I hope you enjoying your weekend
and maybe you find some time to get craftzy!
It's been a busy 2 weeks with finishing up some projects,
starting some new ones
and if you been following  me one Instagram you know
I been busy playing with some new stuff.
Just hop over to my Instagram site and check it out!
But today I would like to share with you a wedding card 
I made for a sweet co-worker who is tying the knot in a few days.
"Happily Ever After".
 Arbor was cut with Spellbinders "Grand Cabinet 3D Card".
 Bride and Groom as well as sentiment was cut with
Spellbinders "Layered Happily Ever After".

 Flower and leaves were cut with Spellbinders "Die of the Month 7".



 As you can see I made 2 cards,
one shiny gold the other with a matt gold foil finish.
Actually  the matt gold card was the first card I made and for some reason I was not happy with it,
so I decided to try one with shiny gold foil ,
what do you think?
Matt or Shiny???
  Well, 
I picked the shiny one for the Happy Couple and since it is such a 
special occasion a fancied up the envelope too.
   I can happily report that  the bride loved the card!!!

So if you looking for something to do this weekend
how a bout a cute wedding card with some gold foil
matt or shiny, you pick!

Thanks for stopping by,
have a wonderful creative week!

Diana





Saturday, September 1, 2018

Milestone Birthdays!

Hello everyone
and
Happy Labor day weekend!
Hope you all enjoying this long weekend
and it looks like the weather is cooperating for some
great late summer outdoor time,
so with that said I promise I won't keep you long.
I had the honor of make these birthday cards for
some amazing milestone birthdays.
One for my moms uncle, who is turning 88 this month
and the other for
my sweet neighbors dad who turned 90 in August. 
How amazing is that?

 The gold floral panel was cut with Spellbinders "Large Die of the Month April".
 Flower and leaves are Spellbinders "Die of the Month January and Month 7".
 Numbers were cut with Cricut cartridge "Sophisticated". 
Happy Birthday to two amazing guys!
I'm already looking forward to next years birthday cards!

Thank you so much for stopping in
and if you are having or had a milestone birthday
"Happy Birthday"
to you too!
Have a wonderful week!

Diana

Saturday, August 18, 2018

No Drama Llama!

Hello 
and
Happy weekend to you all!
Another rainy soggy one here in Kentucky,
so tired of all the rain,
so what else can you do than go and play in the stamp room.
I'm not complaining and actually the yard needs to be mowed
but who wants to cut wet grass!

This rainy day craft was all about llamas,
a little pink note book
and a cover who needed a bit of beautification.
 No Drama Llama Notes
 "HI" was cut with Spellbinders die "Phrases Set 1".
Llamas, sentiment and little banners were cut with a Recollections die.
Doilies are a QuicKutz die "Antique Doily". 
The little hearts came actually from the banner, 
they were just too cute to throw away.
 Llamas Llamas everywhere.

I also started a new Baby Star blanket,
this one for a baby boy.
If it keeps raining I should get it done in no time.
How do you like the color combination?

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a wonderful creative week!

 Diana

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Aloha!

Aloha
and Happy Sunday to everyone!
If you were wondering if I took a trip to the beautiful
Islands of Hawaii the answered sadly is "NO",
however I took a trip to Michaels and found a bunch of 
tropical goodies which inspired me to make this adorable
Pineapple card
"Aloha".
 I have a current obsession with foil paper, gold, silver anything shiny, just can't resist.
Golden pineapple was cut with a Momenta die set.
"Aloha" was cut with Cricut cartridge "Life is a Beach".
Foliage is an assortment of  a bit of everything I had laying in the studio.
Well what do you think?
Cutting all those pineapples sure wants me to take a trip to the Islands,
I think I will put that on my Bucket list!

 Thank you for stopping by!
Hope you have a creative week!
Aloha!

Diana



Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Earth Laughs in Flowers!

Hello
 and 
Happy weekend to you all!

Today I would like to share with you two cards I made with
the Spellbinders "Large Die of the Month -June",
one is a Birthday card and the other just a little card for any occasion.
I decided to name the post after the sentiment stamped on the general card
"The Earth laughs in Flowers .--E.E.Cummings"
because it fits both cards beautifully.
 On this card I decided to inlay some of the fowers and leaves with different colored card-stock.
 Sentiment stamped with Stampin'Up! set "Watercolor Trio.
 Butterfly was cut with Cricut cartridge "Sentimentals".
 The background panel was dry embossed with the Cricut embossing folder "Poppy" by Anna Griffin.
 No inlay on this one, just a little rose in the corner to give it balance.
 Sentiment stamped with Stampin'Up!  set "Fabulous Florets".


The Spellbinders "June Large Die of the Month"
 came with two different dies which are both beautiful,
however I learned very fast that inlay is a very time consuming technique!
Here is a link to a video tutorial by Yana Smakula 
which might helps you speed up the process a bit.

Thanks so much for stopping by 
and 
I hope you enjoyed looking around!
Have a wonderful week!

Diana