Tuesday, July 15

Karen Burniston - Designer Challenge - a simpler design

Whilst I don't usually do very elaborate cards, neither do I do super simple.  But this card could be made reasonably quickly and could be even quicker with a simple printed sentiment.

Here I have used CHILLY the delightful Penguin
and the trees die from  OUTDOOR EDGES set.
Those eagle eyed amongst you might spot that I also used the hills
dies from the same OUTDOOR EDGES and sponged in a light blue
to create snow drifts.

The leaves are from ALL SEASONS TREE
and I made the label shape that the text is stamped on
using the AGATHA EDGES

All of course from the very wonderful Karen Burniston and Elizabeth Craft Designs

Check out more inspiration Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog

Monday, July 14

Karen Burniston - Designer Challenge - Holidays in July

This month our challenge was "JULY 14-15th - Christmas in July - (or Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa) Let's get everyone excited about the new dies by inspiring their holiday cards."

So here is my card for today and I will have another one tomorrow.

I have a confession to make.  I took this photo a while ago when I made the card and I didn't take a photo of the front at the time and I can't for the life of me find my card anywhere.  Thank goodness I had taken a picture of the front.  The card is made using the Evergreen Pivot die set.  As always Karen always thinks about her die design and included with the Evergreen Pivot are a heap of fantastic decorations.

So as well as the main pivot part that gives you three beautiful evergreen trees
you get decorator dies for those trees that have some beautiful embossing detail.
You also have a collection of decorations for the trees.  Stars and baubles.  
Also a gorgeous little present too to put under the tree :)  See, so well thought out.

As soon as I saw this die for some reason I thought of a cute Mimi stamp by Penny Black
called "Mimi and Chilly".    So here is my card.  Although in essence it is simple enough 
to do, the details in it made it take a little longer.  So tomorrow I will bring you a simpler
card that you could knock a batch up to get your card making done in a quicker time.

I hope that one day I find out exactly where I put this card!! So annoying.

I will be back tomorrow with a simpler card.  But this one would make a lovely card
for someone special :)

Caz xx

Thursday, July 10

Buzzing Bee Birthday Card

Today's card is a card I made for a friend.  I loved this Sizzix bee as soon as I saw him,.  Tooooooo cute.

I used the Karen Burniston SPIRAL PULL CARD which is out
Mid July at I will be demoing this at Crafts U Loves demo
event on 26th July

Here is the inside of the card - you can see the spiral inside and the pretty flowers cascading
out from the inside :)

Card for my nephew

It was my nephew kierans birthday yesterday and although I had remembered earlier in the week the day was suddenly here and it was like eeekkk! So I grabbed a few things yesterday morning and made it in my lunch 1/2 hour.  Despite the rush it turned out cute.

I used joy card base.  Marianne phone and frog. 

Monday, July 7

Meet Hoppy..

I've got two Hoppy cards for you today.  I feel a bit like Hoppy at the moment, its a busy time of year with kids holiday and end of school looming for Harvey.  There are lots of things happening at school and after school too and of course me being me find myself offering to make a 30 person, 4 flags per person bunting, Props for photo booth.  Then there are teachers and ta gifts too.  Also an order for 15 teacher gifts and I am a busy Hoppy girly that's for sure.  I would much prefer being active though so its all good :)

Hoppy I thought would make a wonderful witches frog and here Hoppy is cooking up a storm.
No "leg of frog" in this spell though.  Hoppy very much would like to keep his!

I used the Katie Label pivot for this one :)

For my next card I used the "Ring Accordion" and dressed Hoppy up in her finest bow and
best "lippy"  Waiting for her prince maybe??

LOVE those little flies that are part of the "Hoppy" die set.

These characters really are fabulously funny to make
and so easy too :)

Hoppy, Poppy and Chilly along with the Ring Accordion 
and a tonne of other awesome dies will be available
Middle July onwards at Crafts U Love in the UK
and other places worldwide.

Monday, June 30

Meet Lorna... pop up die

For today's card I have made a birthday card for one of Harvey's friends.  I wanted to use my Penny Black Kitty and they make me laugh, cute but comical so fine I thought for a boy.

Lorna as you can see has a HUGE area for decorating so it makes choosing 
images or dies fun.

These dies are so easy to use and will be in stock mid July at Crafts U Love

The Penny Black is in stock now at Crafts U Love

Its been mad busy recently.  Finally on my day off tomorrow :)

Monday, June 23

Today's Post - Featuring Chilly

Well I am sure in this sunny weather we are not counting down to the cold weather,
but I know this little guy will be.

This is Chilly and I used Chilly with Katie Label both new designs from Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Both are due for release July and will be at Crafts U Love Mid July.

Aww he is so cute!

Don't forget for masses more inspiration check out all the link to the top left of my blog :)

I am part of the most amazing talent on the Karen Burniston Team :)

Sunday, June 22

Another Poppy card

Today I am sharing another Poppy card.  The three characters from Karen Burniston are adorable, I love them all but I do think Poppy is my favourite, of course, its an owl.

I used the NEW Poppy die along with the Accordion Fancy label
and the NEW coming soon Seasons Fancy Frame edges

The left hand side frame is how the dies is designed to work
and the right hand side was made using some waste that I was left over with
reason being I was running out the of the gold glitter and didn't have enough
to finish the hole frame so I made this up. 

Poppy is perched on a cut down All Seasons Tree

I decorated the front panel with a sentiment from an old DOCrafts stamp

Poppy and  Seasons Fancy Frame edges will be in stock at Crafts U Love
Mid July and I will be demoing all the Karen Burniston range Saturday 26th July

Accordion Fancy label is in stock at Crafts U Love

Monday, June 16

June Designer Challenge - Photo Accordion albums

This months challenge was to make  Photo Accordion Albums - here's your chance to show off the people you love or your favourite things or your ancestors or garden or pets or . . . doesn't matter. Make an Accordion Album that showcases at least one photo. Any length album, any shape album ,any theme album, but get a photo or photos on there!

So here is my album and it showcases the Katie Accordion that will be released Middle July :)

I had lots of choices for my album and I was torn between my boys and Milo but I decided to make an album of a recent family event.  My nieces wedding to Tom just a few weeks ago.

I have used the butterfly embossing folder from Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Craft Designs
and rubbed over with Champagne Mist Fantastix to give a really shimmery look, not evident in 
the photos unfortunately. I chose red to go with Leanne's beautiful flowers.

I did not emboss all the frames, just the two either side.  I decorated the middle one with the little corner flourish from the same die set.

Its so simple to make these lovely keepsakes, something to either send or keep 
on your mantle.

Only few minutes left on ebay for Pro Dies

Big shot pro dies finishing soon!! 

Only few minutes left on ebay for Pro Dies

Big shot pro dies finishing soon!! 

Saturday, June 14

Love you bunches

I loved the new penny black cats as soon as I saw them.  So comical.  I made this little card last night using one of the stamps from a clear set (in stock at crafts u love) and the new ring accordion from Karen Burniston. This die is one that will be released middle July.  This will be available from crafts u love too ☺


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