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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

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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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

It's your special day!


I'ts always a special day at the Noor U.S. blog!  Tammy Louise sharing a Copic colored project made with a beautiful Noor stamp called Silhouette Poppy.  I'm a vibrant and deep pigment artist so the more color the better!  Just look at how beautiful these little corner dies make the image rectangles pop and the gorgeous border die of flowers that cut and emboss that I colored with white pigment ink to make the design pop.  
 As well as the beautiful stamp, I've discovered a great deal of versatile dies that would add dimension and beauty to any project!  The flourish, those lovely little corners which are part of a bigger die set and the roses!  rows and rows of roses!  

INGREDIENTS: 
Silhouette Poppies Noor Stamp
Roll Up Roses 6002/0385
Birthday Sentiments Little Darlings Rubber Stamps
Creative Imaginations Cream Scroll
Basic Grey Kissing Booth DP

 Coated the stamp circle cancellations with glossy accents and dotted the rolled flowers with some tulip beads in a bottle.






















MEDIUMS: 
Color box white pigment ink
Copics:R81,83,85,89, Y26,Y28,G12,14,17
Signo Pigment Ink Pen

 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Glossy Accents
Tulip Beads in a bottle Pearl
Ribbons from stash
The Paper Studio Gems


 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Burn the candles, use the nice sheets.  Don't save it for a special occasion.  Today is special. 

     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, January 20, 2015

Dragon Love


Recently I colored some gorgeous Elizabeth Bell images that were made into beautiful red rubber cling exclusively at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps!  I had the great pleasure to have colored the NEW CHA release image package inserts including this gorgeous Dragon Love image and a few others I've been showing you in the recent days!  Thank you so much Jody for this humbling opportunity!  I hope you love coloring them too?





Treasured Times Rubber Stamps Store has recently made the decision to close their store and has some of these gorgeous images on sale NOW at a overwhelmingly surprising 35% of your entire order!  Get yours fast, while you still can!  I only hope you get the opportunity to color her because she is a complete delight!  

INGREDIENTS: 
Easter Greetings Paper by Michele Roos Exclusive to Treasured Times
Shape EZ swirl flower
Marrianne leaf die
 MEDIUMS: 
Gathered twigs Distress Ink
Copics E42,43,47
E000,00,11,13,93,95
YG91,95,97
YG01,13,17
R81,83,85
RV52,55,60


 EMBELLISHMENTS: 

The Twinery Twine
Recollections Gems
Offray Accents
Offray Ribbon
Three post fence die
Stickles


 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: 

The artists vocation is to send light into the human heart
George Sand
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Monday, January 19, 2015

Sitting Pretty


Good day friends,

I've soundly landed back in my hometown of Michigan where it's cold, snowy and EVERYONE is sick with one thing or another!  I too have not been lucky enough to avoid the flue strain of 2015, but that didn't keep me from sharing this cutie patooti Candi Bean image that will be officially available on the 31st of January!

Sitting Pretty is her name and how elegant is she?  That cute little off the shoulder dress propped up against the cut little flower pot full of flowers!  And her freckles!!!  . . .  to die for, don't you think?


In this project, I was sure to use my newest die design just released at CHA, called Tear drop circle and the Tear Drop Border too!  I took advantage of the holes in the border die cut and ran some ribbon through for the added texture and placed those bright cheery flowers all over the die that I kept in the die, distressed with ink then applied glossy accents to!  The project came together just the way I had hoped!  I hope you get a chance to play with this die as it has soooo much texture and design, the possibilities are endless!


INGREDIENTS: 
Sitting Pretty Candi Bean image
DP is Kaiser Craft Lilac Ave
Tear Drop Circle Die
Girlfriends Sentiment Vintage Affections


 MEDIUMS:
 Copics E50,51,53,55, skin E00,11,13,000
V12,15,17
fence E34,35,37
hair E30,34,37
Dusty Concord Distress Ink


EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Nightshade Ribbon Hand Dyed
Glossy Accents
WOC flowers
Whimsy flowers










INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

Thank you for visiting,
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