Thursday, March 23, 2017

Paper Doily Mini Basket





Inspired by two challenges I recently came across and the fact that I needed to make
 a few little fun treat holders for Easter, I came up with these wee baskets.





They started as  6 1/2"wide paper doilies I've had in my stash for far too long. 
I made a scrap paper pattern first to see if I could make it work.



I "guesstimated" where to make the horizontal folds,
approximately in thirds for this size of doily. I then measured in 1 1/2"
from each end and trimmed the sides with scissors.
Happy with the way the scrap piece turned out, 
I made one from a doily. 
Note: you may want to pay attention to the scallops on your doily
to center them to your liking on each end.

The ends of the long sides are glued behind the short sides.

The handle is made from a strip of paper cut to the width and length
that I thought looked fine. I attached 7/8"wide satin ribbon to the top with
double sided tape. The ends are adhered inside the basket with double sided tape.

It looked sort of plain, unfinished, where the ribbon handle was visible
through the sides of the doily basket, so I hot glued on ribbon knots.













A rubber stamped egg image that I selectively colored with markers
to leave a portion off in order to have room to stamp "Happy Easter"
was stamped, trimmed and glued on top of the ribbon knot on one side.
The rubber stamp images are oldies from Stampin' Up!,
dated the year 2000 for the Easter Egg set and I'm not certain 
of the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set age as there is no date on it.
I'm guessing abut 10 years old. 



They are cute little baskets that I will add a bit of filling and
candy to, but not too much because they are quite flimsy.
They aren't very big anyway, so one marshmallow peep 
with a few jelly beans will fill it nicely :)

  Thanks for looking !

I'm entering my paper doily mini treat basket in the following challenges:




Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Digital DT Call Reminder












The first anything goes digital art challenge goes live May 1st !





It's time to find our 2017 design team at Digitally Made!  
If you love 100% digital crafting and you have an active blog, 
 then YOU may be who we are looking for.  
The term will be three months starting in May.

What you will be required to do:

. Participate making one digital project every month and upload to our design team blog.  As long as your project is 100% digital, you can create anything you like. There are numerous possibilities : digital scrapbook pages, social media covers, digital cards, printables, computer desktop backgrounds, digital art pieces are but a few ideas. Projects do not include hand made items using digital products, for example a card with a digital image that was printed then hand colored. All projects are to be 100%digital. Please keep your projects family friendly.

. Post on your personal blog once a month advertising our challenges .

. Be active on our design team blog and check in at least once a week.

. Comment on assigned numbers.

. Vote for a winner at months end. 

If you think this is something that you would like to do, please email us at
digitallymadechallenges@gmail.com with the following information:

. Your name and a link to your blog.

. Three photos of your best digital work.

. Current and previous design team experience.  If you have never been on a design team before, you are still encouraged to apply.

. The reason you would like to join the team.

.  We currently do not have sponsors for our challenges. You are free to use whatever digital components you wish in your creations (or make them yourself!). 

This call will run from March 13th until 9 a.m. GMT on March 31st   Please email any questions you may have before applying.  We look forward to hearing from you all.
Hugs and happy crafting,
Sonia and Heather

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Friendship Card






Here is a sweet little (4 1/4"square) card I made recently.

The pink frame is a scrap that was leftover when I 
die cut the shape for another project. 
It worked well as a frame for the sentiment on this card.
It is attached with dimensionals/pop dots.

The white background of the card was run through
 a letterpress plate then overstamped with another
letterpress plate that I inked to use as a stamp.
Both plates were bought from Stampin' Up! years ago. 

The sentiment, stamped in black Memento ink,
is so old, but will never go out of style ;)
 It is dated 1994 !
It is part of an old stamp named Sayings and Such,
also by Stampin' Up! 

Blushing Bride ink and card stock,

Rhinestones and a paper punched heart 
coated with crystal accents to finish it off. 

Because I used such an old stamp
and the letterpress plates on my card,
I am entering it into the following two challenges
that I recently came across :


I could easily participate in the retro challenge again as all of my stamps
are well over a year old . I wonder if there is a challenge for stamps
that are a decade or more older ? Ha ! 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Leprechaun Kisses digi kit




(word art is from lovesvg.com)









a new digi kit by JMC Designs
and now available at Scraps-N-Pieces.com.
Don't let the name fool you,
there are so many wonderful elements in this kit,
you can create many different digital projects other
than things for St. Patrick's Day. See the designers blog 
for more inspiring ideas by the design team !

50% off through March 31st, 2017 ! 



REMINDER:
There is a design team call for the new


I'm entering my Irish Blessing printable in the final challenge at Digitally Sweet.




BUNDLE CONTENTS:
Accents - Bows, Flowers, Small and Large Hearts, Labels, Metal Shamrocks, Stars and Tags - One in each color
Lowercase Alphabet
9 Cardstock
8 Journal Cards
24 Patterned Papers
78 Unique Elements - Arrow, 4 Buttons, 4 Lucky Charms, 2 Clips, 5 Clovers, 12 Flowers, 4 Frames, 
2 Grunge, Hat, Heart, Horseshoe, 3 Rainbows, 3 Ribbons, 4 RicRac, 2 Scatters, Staple, 3 Stars, 
2 Stitchings, 5 Strings, 2 Swirls, 3 WordArt and 7 WordBits











Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Raindrops Digi Kit




A quick and cute card front that I created with elements from the new digital kit
Raindrops by JMC Designs and now available at Scraps-N-Pieces.com
I added my own text.
The digi kit is on sale for 50% off until March 31st, 2017 !



REMINDER:
There is a design team call for the new


I'm entering my digital card in the final challenge at





RAINDROPS KIT CONTENTS:
7 Cardstock
15 Patterned Papers
46 Unique Elements - Bookplate, Border, Bow, Boy, 3 Buttons, 2 Clouds, 5 Flowers, Frame
Frog, Galoshe, Girl, 3 Leaves, Lightning, Metal Cloud, Metal Drops, Metal Umbrella, Rainbow, 
2 Raincoats, 4 Ribbons, Stitching, 2 Strings, Sun, Swan, 2 Unbrellas, 5 WordArt











FREEBIE 
found at the JMC Designs blog