Margarita Time!

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Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s been almost 3 months since I last posted and honestly, I really have missed the magic of crafting with its wonderful colors, glitter, shapes and endless possibilities.

My sweet friend, Helen asked me to be her partner desiger for Karen Burniston’s April challenge. Oh, what an honor! Thank you, Helen!

Now the fun part started earlier this year when I was able to pick my choice of Karen’s fantastic designs by Elizabeth Craft Designs and I chose the new Accordion Rectangle die set.

As you might already know, my absolute favorite paper is by Authentique Paper and for this project I chose Classique Beauty.

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August Launch at All Dressed Up

It is launch time at All Dressed Up, and we have four fantastic images for you for this months launch.

A Star Is Born

Future Little Crafter 

My Baby Shower 

Night Night little one

We also have some fantastic papers to match

The papers can be purchased here 

To see the entire All Dressed Up collection, please head on over to the Shop.

For my design team, I created a card for the launch using My Baby Shower.
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Please remember our current Challenge  is Anything But A Square ….these images would be perfect for the challenge theme, plus you are in with a chance of winning 3 images of your choice !

Also don’t forget to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations & chat to fellow crafters.

Also keep an eye out for more inspiration from the rest of The Dressy Girls throughout the month.

I used the wonderful Lots of Pops die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

My coloring? I cannot thank Alyce, my friend and teacher, enough — wonderful classes, coloring community, support, feedback and just awesome friendships along the journey! I honestly hope that you too will hop over to Kit & Clowder Coloring Community and sign up for the fantastic classes!
Blue: BG000, BG01, BG02, BG04, BG09
Red Violate: RV63, RV66, RV69
Brown: E31, E33, E34, E35, E37
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!
hugs, Rita

No Square with All Dressed Up

It is new challenge time at All Dressed Up, one of my most fun and totally supportive design teams ever!

Our theme for this challenge is “Anything but a Square”

I used the absolutely sweet Happy Christmas Little Star digital image and turned it into a shaker type decoration. You can purchase her HERE.

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I used my Silhouette to cut around the sweet little girl and created the project base using 2 circle die cuts.

Other supplies used today:

This challenge will run until July 15th so yes, please head on over to All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of the teams creations, and why not enter the challenge whilst you are there. **Please note**: To enter our challenges, we need you to please use an All Dressed Up Image or paper.

And please remember to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, and chat to fellow crafters.

My coloring? I cannot thank Alyce, my friend and teacher, enough — wonderful classes, coloring community, support, feedback and just awesome friendships along the journey! I honestly hope that you too will hop over to Kit & Clowder Coloring Community and sign up for the fantastic classes!
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E04
Hair: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E29
Blue: BG000, BG01
Yellow: Y02, Y04, Y08, E11
Bunnie: E70, E71, E74
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!
hugs, Rita
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Kit and Clowder August Challenge: Fun Hair Combos

Today is our August Challenge here at Kit & Clowder:: Fun Hair Combos (unusual colors, dip dye, streaks, etc.)

Our wonderful sponsor this month is The East Wind, please visit their show HERE. For my project I used Aurora Spring Butterfly.

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Come and hop over to our challenge blog, enter your fun hair combo project and get read for this great prize: 3 digi stamps of winner’s choice! How awesome is that!

Products I used today:

– (779) Lucy Label die set, designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
– K&Company Designer Paper and Specialty Paper by Susan Winget
– Copic Markers:
Hair: YG03, YG11, YG61, YG63, YG67, G99
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E04
Dress & Flowers: RV10, RV63, RV66, RV69

My coloring? I cannot thank Alyce, my friend and teacher enough — wonderful classes, coloring community, support, feedback and just awesome friendships along the journey! I honestly hope that you too will hop over to Kit & Clowder Coloring Community and sign up for the fantastic classes!

hugs, Rita

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Kit and Clowder July Challenge: Clothing Techniques

Today is our July challenge here at Kit & Clowder:: Clothing Techniques and our sponsor is Art by Miran giving away 3 digi stamps of winners choice — how exciting!

Please make sure to check out and like Art by Miran over on their Facebook Page. You can also hop over to their blog and of course, please visit their Etsy Store.

And please remember to make your creation something clothing techniques for your challenge entries!

For my card today, I chose Rosy Cheek Emma.

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Products I also used today:
– Katie Label Pivot Card die set, designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
– DCWV The Lace & Linen card stock
– K&Company Designer Paper and Specialty Paper by Susan Winget
– Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E04
Hair: E40, E42, E44, E74, E47, E49 and E11, E13, E15, E49
Envelope: BG000, BG01, BG02, BG04, BG09
Orange: YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, E18
Yellow: Y00, Y02, Y04, Y08, E11, E13
Green: YG03, YG11, YG63, YG67, G99

My coloring? I cannot thank Alyce, my friend and teacher enough — wonderful classes, coloring community, support, feedback and just awesome friendships along the journey! I honestly hope that you too will hop over to Kit & Clowder Coloring Community and sign up for the fantastic classes!

hugs, Rita

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My Favorite All Dressed Up Image

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It is new challenge time at All Dressed Up, one of my most fun and totally supportive design teams ever!

Our theme for this challenge is “Your Favorite All Dressed Up Image”

I used the absolutely sweet Love My Sister digital image and turned it into a Best Friends card with a quote I truly love.

Love My Sister

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I used my Silhouette to cut around the girls and created the card base using the fantastic Katie Label Pivot Card die set, designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. My paper is DCWV The Lace & Linen Stack.

This challenge will run until July 15th so yes, please head on over to All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of the teams creations, and why not enter the challenge whilst you are there. **Please note**: To enter our challenges, we need you to please use an All Dressed Up Image or paper.

And please remember to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, and chat to fellow crafters.

My coloring? I cannot thank Alyce, my friend and teacher, enough — wonderful classes, coloring community, support, feedback and just awesome friendships along the journey! I honestly hope that you too will hop over to Kit & Clowder Coloring Community and sign up for the fantastic classes!
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E04
Hair: E40, E42, E44, E74, E47, E49
Blue: BG000, BG01, BG02, BG04, BG09
Red -Violate: RV63, RV66, RV69
Brown: E31, E33, E34, E35, E37
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!
hugs, Rita
These are all the challenges I join from time to time and entering this project in some of them (not all):
– Stampin for the Weekend Challenge Anything Goes
– 7 Kids College Funds Challenge #103 Anything Goes
– Cute Cards Challenge #328 Reach for the Stars
– 613 Avenue Create Challenge# 78 Anything Goes
– Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #68 Summer Days

All Dressed Up June images with Lighthouse

It is inspiration time at All Dressed Up, and we have four fantastic images for you for this months.

3 Little Summer Girls

Best Teacher Ever

Cheeky Monkey

Prom Princess

How wonderful, right? To purchase any of the images please head on over to the Shop.

For my design team project I have used Three Little Summer Girls — they’re just so sweet! Since we love visiting lighthouses and always play in the sand by Carmel, these sweet little images were perfect for us! And yes, the happy little owner is my sweet Bell who is over the moon that Mom made her the “best lighthouse ever” with her on top — awe, way to melt my heart!

Ever since I saw Graphic 45 gorgeous By the Sea collection and then SVG Cuts released their new Seaside design, I knew what I was going to make: LIGHTHOUSE! The gorgeous lighthouse is by SVG Cuts: Seaside SVG Kits and I used my new favorite cardstock Graphic 45 By The Sea Pad, 12 by 12-Inch

And just for giggles, I added up all the elements for the lighthouse: 95 independent cut pieces. The little “By the Sea” piece is from Graphic 45 By The Sea Tags and Pockets. Plus the 3 little girls, the rope and the “By the Sea” sign make the overall number: 100 pieces!

Do you ever create something you are so extremely happy and proud of? Oh, I think I just did!

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Don’t forget our current challenge theme is Ribbon and these images would be perfect for the challenge theme, plus you are in with a chance of winning 3 images of your choice !

Please remember to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations & chat to fellow crafters.

Also keep an eye out for more inspiration from the rest of The Dressy Girls throughout the month.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E04
Hair: E40, E42, E44, E74, E47, E49 and E11, E13, E18
Blue: BG000, BG01, BG02, BG04, BG09
Pink: RV63, RV66, RV69
Yellow: Y00, Y02, Y04, Y08, E11, E13

My coloring? I cannot thank Alyce, my friend and teacher enough — wonderful classes, coloring community, support, feedback and just awesome friendships along the journey! I honestly hope that you too will hop over to Kit & Clowder Coloring Community and sign up for the fantastic classes!

Thank you for stopping by! Hugs, Rita

The challenges I’m entering this project in:
– The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #72 Use something Metal
– Through the Craft Room Door Challenge
– Divas By Design Challenge 3 or more layers
– 7 Kids College Funds Challenge #102 Anything Goes
– Cute Cards Challenge #326 – Beside the Seaside!
– 613 Avenue Create Challenge# 76 Anything Goes
– Crafty Sentiments Challenge CAS of Full on

Surprise birthday blog hop and challenge for Wendy

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Hi Dressies,

Welcome to our surprise birthday blog hop and challenge. Today is the very talented Wendy’s birthday, for those who don’t know Wendy is the owner and artist behind All Dressed Up. All the team would like to wish Wendy a very happy birthday and thank her for her amazing images, and for everything she does. Happy birthday, Wendy!

We normally have our new challenge on the 15th, but as today is Wendy’s birthday we wanted to do a surprise birthday blog hop, along with our challenge.

First of all, the challenge theme is Anything goes as long as it features one of our images or digital papers.

I’ve created a nautical card for Wendy combining two All Dressed Up images: Christmas Post and Cute Just Got Cuter, which is one of the wonderful freebie images. I took away the little snowflakes and writings so the fun mailbox can show the journey of my card all the way from California, USA to the UK!

I also used some of my absolute favorite elements with this card:
Lucy Label Pop Up die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
– Graphic 45 By The Sea Pad, 12 by 12-Inch
– Graphic 45 By The Sea Tags and Pockets

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This is such an easy theme and we cannot wait to see all your fantastic entries, the winner will receive 3 images of their choice from the Store

And now about the blog hop: below is a list of the dressy girls for you to hop around….we have a very big team here so you have until  1st July midnight GMT to hop round them all.

At the end of the hop two random Dressy Girls will pick someone who has visited and commented on their hop card to receive 2 images of their choice from the Store

Happy hopping!

All Dressed Up Blog

Marilyn

Anne

Nancy

Lyndsey

Viv

Keeley

Mandz

Rita (me)

Kat

Bettina

Stacey

Maritha

Tracy

Joey

Sarah

Holly

Deb

The winners of the hop and challenge will be announced on 3rd July here on the blog.

** Please remember that any entry not using an All Dressed Up image or paper will be removed from the challenge **

The challenge and hop run until Midnight GMT 1st July

We cannot wait to see all your creations, please also stop by our Facebook Group and share them there too.

Plus a little something that’s so huge in my life: my coloring! I cannot thank Alyce, my friend and teacher enough! And I honestly hope that you too hop over to Kit & Clowder Coloring Community and sign up for the fantastic classes!

My Copic colors:
Cat: E21, E23, E29
Dog on left: E11, E13, E15, E18
Dog on right: E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
Mailbox: R22, R24, R27, R46, R59, R89

hugs, Rita

 

These are all the challenges I join from time to time and entering this project in some of them (not all):
– Marker Pop Challenge #45 Anything
– The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #72 Use something Metal
– Stampin for the Weekend Challenge Anything Goes
– Through the Craft Room Door Challenge
– Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #89 Father / Male
– Alphabet Challenge I for Inspiration
– Divas By Design Challenge Red, white and blue
– 7 Kids College Funds Challenge #102 Anything Goes
– Cute Cards Challenge #325 So Macho
– 613 Avenue Create Challenge# 76 Anything Goes
– Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #67 B&W +1
– Crafting When We Can Challenge #71 Left over
– Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge #81 Flora and Fauna
– Card Making Mamas Challenge #87 Over the Rainbow
– Totally Papercrafts Challenge
– Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Baby
– Crafty Sentiments Challenge CAS of Full on

My Little Stained Glass Windows — Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there, friends!

Today I would like to share my new Elizabeth Craft Designs DT creation that reminds me of old stained glass windows, something I’ve been fascinated by as long as I can remember. When I received the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Butterfly Labels 1 Peel-offs, I knew immediately what I was going to make next: stained glass windows! Well, almost stained and almost windows and lots of fun! This is how we can create one together:

1. Take out your Butterfly Labels 1 Peel-offs, a sheet of transparent Double Sided Adhesive and a clear sheet of acetate.

2. Peel off the release sheet from the Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and adhere the adhesive side to the clear acetate sheet. Peel off the other release sheet and set aside.

3. Place three Butterfly Label Peel-offs facing down (sticky side up) onto the release sheet and place the Double Sided Adhesive Sheet on top.

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4. Cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, rub the surface with your finger and brush off the extra glitter.

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5. Fussy cut around each peel-off and use the remaining material to cut out a small butterfly, “Thank You” note and some small flowers.

6. Use your Copic or other alcohol markers to color the surfaces.

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7. Add Glossy Accents to the areas you would like to bring out further and let it dry overnight.

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8. Cut four accordion pages using the Accordion Fancy Label die from clear acetate.

9. Also cut four pages from the blue patterned paper and cut out the center of all four. You will now have just four frames which will function as edges.

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10. Assemble the accordion card with all the elements.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial as much as I enjoyed creating this card. And I especially hope that you try this technique yourself too.

hugs, Rita

Supplies by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs:
– (771) Accordion Fancy Label die set

Supplies by Elizabeth Craft Designs:
– (728) Bunch of Flowers die set
– (713) Small Butterfly die set
– (788) Thank You die set
– (SKU 2569) Butterfly Labels 1 Peel-Off Sticker
– (501) 5″ x 12″ Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
– (639) Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Other Supplies:
– DCWV Violet Leaf cardstock
– Clear Acetate
– Copic Markers

Kit and Clowder Challenge: Shabby Chic with Live and Love Crafts and CC Designs

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Today is our June challenge here at Kit & Clowder:: Shabby Chic and I would like to show you my new card using the sweet digital stamps by CC Designs, who sponsors our challenge this month — thank you so much!

CC Designs is giving away a $20 gift voucher — how exciting!

This month, Live and Love Crafts is also sponsoring our challenge with a prize of £10 gift voucher — thank you very much!

Please make sure to check out and like Live and Love Crafts and CC Designs over on their Facebook Pages.

And please remember to make your creation something shabby too for your entries!

For my card today, I chose Best Friends by CC Designs.

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I look forward to seeing your entries over at the challenge: Kit & Clowder :: Shabby Chic!

Products I also used today:
– Corner and edge punch by Martha Stewart
– Flowers by Paper Flowers & Crafts and Recollection
– Glitter brush pen by Wink of Stella Brush
– K&Company Designer Paper and Specialty Paper by Susan Winget
– Lace by my local fabric store
– Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E04
Hair: E40, E42, E44, E74, E47, E49 and E11, E13, E15, E49
Blue: BG000, BG01, BG02, BG04, BG09
Pink: RV63, RV66, RV69
Yellow: Y00, Y02, Y04, Y08, E11, E13
Brown: E70, E71, E74, E77

My coloring? I cannot thank Alyce, my friend and teacher enough — wonderful classes, coloring community, support, feedback and just awesome friendships along the journey! I honestly hope that you too will hop over to Kit & Clowder Coloring Community and sign up for the fantastic classes!

hugs, Rita

 

These are all the challenges I join from time to time and entering this project in some of them (not all):
– Marker Pop Challenge #44 Pinks
– The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #70 For the Girls
– Stampin for the Weekend Challenge Anything Goes
– Through the Craft Room Door Challenge
– Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #88 Use a Digi
– Alphabet Challenge I for Inspiration
– Divas By Design Challenge Red, white and blue
– 7 Kids College Funds Challenge #101 Anything Goes
– Cute Cards Challenge #324 Perfect Pink
– 613 Avenue Create Challenge# 75 Anything Goes Best Friends
– Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #66 Embossing
– Crafting When We Can Challenge #71 Left over
– Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge #80 For Boys
– Card Making Mamas Challenge #87 Over the Rainbow
– Totally Papercrafts Challenge
– Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Baby
– Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes