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My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers. Currently at about 45%)
2. Teach paper craft classes.
3. Create Dies for Spellbinders(done)
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.
made it to CHA, and work for embellishment company I love, demo classes all in 2012-13

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hello!

   


Howdie!  Today this sweet little image called Love From Sugar is blowing some lovely little heart shaped kises in my Derwent Inktense pencil colors!  Sugar has been invited to be showcased over at the wonderfully popular Passionate Paper Creations fb page by the lovely Rhea the host of the page.

As I mentioned earlier, I colored her with my Derwent Inktense Pencils and some water then placed some hair lines finely throughout the hair again with my .005 black Pigma Micron pen for some texture.  I used my Noor window die, cut the top woodlike frame off the top of the die and glued it to the side of the window section so this gives it more of a gate like feel!  She's walking through a sunny field of grass blowing some love!

INGREDIENTS: 
Core'dinations Card & envelope A7 set
Love From Sugar image

 MEDIUMS: 
Clothes Iron Blue 840
Deep Blue 850
Green Fern 1560 and Olive 1540
Reds are Shiraz 600 and crimson 530
skin: Baked EArth 1800, Saddle Brown 1740 and carmine Pink 500
Hair: Willow1900, Saddle Brown 1740 Amber 1710

 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Offray Crystals
Whimsy Hello word die
Noor dies, Butterfly,
Whimsy Stitched border
Noor Roll up Roses 6002/0385
Home Sweet Home Noor 6002/0197



 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Spread your love

 If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available!

  Thank you for visiting,
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

On Your Special Day!

It's Tuesday here in Michigan and it's warming up to be a very pleasant spring!  As a matter of fact, we've taken the plastic off the windows and opened the screens a few time!  Un heard of around here! teehee
I'm flying out to Florida tonight for my daughter first of two bridal showers.  Her fiance's family is from Florida so they are having one down there for them and the other here in Michigan later in the summer for us Northerners! lol  
  This image is so full of life and spirit, I thought she would be perfect for the shower card for my daughter!  Her name is Jessie's Summer Garden and she is one of my favorites from the Candi Bean line from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps!

Simple but elegant card today, I've used a bright and cheerful Washi tape from Recollections and cut out the Darling View die as well as stamping on some again for her cute little summer dress!  Also, I put some of the Washi tape down and cut some of the individual flowers to layer together and add some dimension to the card!   I found a set of Fine Art Pastel pencils by Cretacolor at a hobby shop that was closing down last summer and today I decided to see how they would work!  With a stumping pencil and two tones for each object, they worked out beautifully!  I may have to switch my choice of mediums for a while!  lol


INGREDIENTS: 
Core'dinations white smooth A7 cards

 MEDIUMS: 
Fine Art Pastel pencils by Creatacolor
Distress Ink
Stazon black for inking on the washi tape
Momento for the image to color
Recollections Detail embossing powder in Ebony



 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Whimsy Stitched border dies
The Paper Studio Brads

 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Recipe for happiness:  Live with enthusiasm, smile for no reason, love without conditions, act with purpose, listen with your heart, and laugh often
Adrian Corday

     If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available!

  Thank you for visiting,
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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Whimsical Moments


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Happy Sunday!  I'm certainly enjoying the mixed media on canvas craze!  It's such a messy, inky and forgiving artistic outlet for me.  You literally can't make a mistake!  There is no limit to the possibilities with embellishments, techniques and color!  


Today, I've made a very whimsical canvas that includes stamping, acrylic paint, buttons, bobbles, texture past and templates!  However, the best thing about today's project is that I've chosen to include some of my favorite die cuts as a center piece!  That's right!  I could go out and purchase loads of chipboard collections (of which I may like one or two pieces from) or I could use my favorite die cuts!  


I simply cut more than one of the dies and glue them together to create my equivalent of chipboard!  It's so fun and limitless in the range of possibilities!   




INGREDIENTS: 

Vintage Affections Sentiment Enchanted Wishes
Craft Paper for die cuts and corrugated board
DCWV template, The Crafters Workshop mini butterflies template, Heidi Swapp stencil 

This project turned out like a dreamy super lush memory from childhood.  You know the kind that you are most fond of?  It's springy and full of texture, color and movement.


 MEDIUMS: 

Acrylic Paints
Gesso heavy white
Texture Paste
Tattered Angels glitter spray
Studio G Pigment Ink, liquid pearls, beads in a bottle
Inka Gold in pink and silver


JUST LOOK AT ALL THIS TEXTURE!  YUM!


 EMBELLISHMENTS: 

The little Craft shop Etsy store for butterflies, stick pins and pearl accent
Make It Crafty chipboard
bits and bobs from stash including lace and gears
Whimsy Stamps flowers
WOC flowers


INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

The miracle is this, the more we share; the more we have
Leonard Nemoy

I hope I've inspired you all today to get out your inks (even old acrylic paints you could use in dollar store spray bottles like mine).  Enjoy the textures, the combination of inks, the creativity of design and most of all, the smile you get when you're done!

If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available!

Thank you for visiting,
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Life is a Journey


EXCITING NEWS !!!

I was looking around a bit ago on the web and saw an irresistible image on one of my favorite FB pages.  I immediately knew I just had to have some of them to color up!  The images are called Sugar and Spice, this one in particular is called Sugar Loves Mum!

The artist behind them is the wonderful Liza Horton from That Craft Place!  


I went for the Etsy Store ThatCraftPlaceLTD, and found some images I couldn't resist!  


Today, I'm announcing that I am a new member of the Sugar and Betty Challenge
DT and that the challenge blog is starting today!  The challenge is anything goes (with an optional twist).  The twist portion is for those that love to design with specific intentions in mind but you could submit with and anything goes project as well! 

I've created a clean and simple 5 x 7 project today with one designer paper, my brand new word and stitch dies, a few new coordinating flowers, some brand new Washi tape and my new Inktense pencils!  Gotta love this image!  She's so strong and worthy!  The Sugar images are like swavy stuffed adorable and hugable teddy bears with long, fun to color, wavy hair!  The colors are unlimited because they have that punky look to them as well!  


INGREDIENTS: 
Core ' dinations White Smooth A7 cards and envelopes
Recollections Stock "Cartelina"
Recollections design paper "Blue Brush Strokes"

I'm a very busy girl with loads of dies to be made and LDRS project to be created, but I simply couldn't resist working with these lovelies!  Sometimes it's GOT to be about what you love!  Happy crafting! 

 MEDIUMS: 
Studio G Pigment Ink for background splotches

Inktense pencils

Skin tones: 1740 Saddle brown,1800 Baked Earth,510 Cherry,530 Crimson
shirt:  900 Iris Blue,1200 Sea Blue
Flowers:  1210 Dark Aqua Marine, 1220 Green Aqua Marine

Colorbox frost white ink for hearts on embossed paper

 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Recollections flowers
Wimsy Stitched Border Dies Trio
Whimsy Love Large Word die
Cuttle bug embossing folder


 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
You love yourself when you do what you love
 
If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available!

  Thank you for visiting,
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Monday, February 16, 2015

Delight In The Little Things


Good morning crafty peeps!  There has been so much going on here in the Cunliffe household that my crafty days have been limited.  Today's project was a long time coming because Laila is one of my favorite new Dollhouse stamps at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps!  Her eyes are dreamy, that super cute short bob of hair around the face and the garden of foliage all around her is simply magnificent!  

Also, there is a new quarter release coming soon for Little Darlings Custom Dies too, so things have been super busy but busy is good right?  The custom dies are high quality steel with all the curves and swirls just the way you like them.  Keep your eyes out for them, I designed them to be perfectly comfortable accents to any of your projects!  


I wanted to say thank you to all of my friends that have sent prayers for the health of my dad, we all will know more today and I'll be sure to share and update all of you!

 INGREDIENTS: 

"Laila" Dollhouse image
Prima Romance Novel Design Paper
"Enchanted Wishes" Vintage Affections Sentiment


 MEDIUMS: 

Ranger Distress Pens
Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo skin tone
Spun Sugar Worn Lipstick cheeks
Black and Vintage Photo hair
White Polychromos pencil hair

 EMBELLISHMENTS: 

Le Bouton button
Mark Richards Crystal Stickers
Walmart Best Occassions Crystals
Stickles
Offray Ribbon


 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: 

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things

Thank you for visiting,
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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Rockin Dollhouse!


Happy February!  Goodness it's already February?  Valentines Day seems so far away with the vision of 4 inches of new snow on the ground here in Michigan!  lol  


Today is the day that you can find all of these lovely new Dollhouse images.  Today's image is called "Groovin" , and she's surely enjoying her tunes!  You'll also find the NEWEST Candi Bean, Saturated Canary and the lovely little From The Hollow Images in the Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Store!  Aren't they adorable?



I've created a die compilation today in white and hot pinks!  The Dollhouse images are hot and funky with the acceptance of all the colors of the rainbow!  You can't go wrong using any color combo in with these!  Using the Darling Square die set from last years CHA release along with the gorgeous new CHA 2015 release dies called Raindrop Circle and Raindrop border, this project came together beautifully!  Get all of them while you can, because I'm sure they'll go fast!




INGREDIENTS: 

Groovin Dollhouse stamp
Little Darlings Paper
Darling Square Die Set
Teardrop Border
Teardrop Circle
Girlfriend Vintage Affections sentiment


MEDIUMS: 
Copics: B20,21,24, YR000,01,04,09
Skin:E13,11,00,000, R32,20,30
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink

EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Stickles
Bo Bunny brads
Twinklets
Ribbon and lace from ace stash

 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: 

Get your Groove On!


Thank you for visiting,

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