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
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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.

Happy Christmas Little Star

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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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

Did you say bling? — My fun 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 “Use Some BLING”

And yes, here is my little Fairy Magic with some bling for this challenge!

Fairy Magic

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The awesome cut file is by SVG Cuts, called Picnic In The Park and it’s absolutely fun!

This challenge will run until June 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.

Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E04
Hair: E40, E42, E44, E74, E47, E49
Pink: RV63, RV66, RV69
Yellow: Y00, Y02, Y04, Y08, E11, E13

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.

Little something that’s so huge in my life, about 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!

hugs, Rita

All Dressed Up May images

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

Just Married

 Mirror Mirror

My Little Flowergirl

To Have & To Hold

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

For my design team card for the launch I have used To Have and To Hold

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The beautiful die sets are by Elizabeth Craft Designs: Bunch of Flowers and Curvy Leaves plus the Hot Air Balloon die is by Whimsy Stamps.
Don’t forget our current challenge theme is Sewing Faux or Real and 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.

Thank you for stopping by! Hugs, Rita

 

Below are all the challenges I join from time to time and entering this project in some of them (keeping the rest on the list so I can easily reference):

– Marker Pop Challenge #43 Anything Goes
– The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #70 Let’s Hear it for the Girls
– Stampin for the Weekend Challenge Photo Inspiration
– Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes
– Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #85 Men / Male Colors Cards
– Alphabet Challenge G for Gorgeous Gowns
– Divas By Design Challenge Anything Goes
– 7 Kids College Funds Challenge #100 Anything Goes
– Cute Cards Challenge #321 Hand made Embellishment
– 613 Avenue Create Challenge# 72 Anything Goes
– Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #65  Use a tag
– Crafting When We Can Challenge #69 Die Cut/silhouette/craft robo shapes
– Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge #79 Animals
– Card Making Mamas Challenge #87 Over the Rainbow
– Brown Sugar Challenge # 87 Easter
– Totally Papercrafts Challenge (waiting on new)
– Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Lots of Layers (DT call)
– Crafty Sentiments Challenge Inspired by a Song
– Crafting at the Weekend Challenge #1 Anything Goes
– Crafty Catz Challenge #231 Just for Sports
– A Random Fan Challenge #9 Anything Goes

Ahoy there!

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It’s new challenge time at All Dressed Up, and our challenge theme is “It’s a guy thing / Male birthday

For my card I used 2 images: It’s a Pirate’s Life and Pirate Puppy — they’re just adorable!

My die sets are: Tags by Elizabeth Craft Designs, Lots of Pops and All Seasons Tree by Elizabeth Craft Designs and Karen Burniston.

My paper is Glitz Uncharted Waters by Traci Smith

I honestly had a ton of fun creating this card and once again, it was past midnight by the time realized that time was flying by!

Please remember that our current challenge will run till the 15th of May. Head on over to All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of the teams creations, and enter the challenge whilst you are there. Please note that to enter our challenges you have to 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.

hugs, Rita

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And on my farm there was a…

Something NEW again today: it is launch time at All Dressed Up, and we have four fantastic images for you for this months launch!

Easter Bunny

Just So Cool

Little Flower Girl

 On My Farm

 They are just sooooo great! And to purchase any of the images please head on over to the Etsy Shop.

Did I make a card? Of course I did! For my design, I chose On My Farm and had so much fun!

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Let’s see how:

1. Since I knew that I wanted to do a pop up card to have a Spring feel, I started with my papers: Fancy Pants Parkbench is one of my absolute favorites right now!

2. Next I picked one of my favorite dies sets by Elizabeth Craft Designs and Karen Burniston is the Lucy Label Pop Up die set. I say this so many times but will say again (and again and again) that these die sets are amazing! Everything lines up, everything cuts and looks perfect, couldn’t have asked for better! And they’re made in the USA!

3. I cut a 6″ x 12″ clear acetate sheet, scored at 6″ and only glued my 6″ x 6″ Fancy Pants paper sheets partially: the top was glued on the top and bottom was only glued at the bottom of the acetate base. Then I die cut with the Lucy Label die set at the 6″ fold mark.

4. And here comes the little trick: I cut the Fancy Pants paper sheets at the pop up section so it’s really only the acetate base that pops out. The cut out pieces I was able to glue back somewhat seamlessly as now I glued the entire 6″ x 6″ pieces onto the acetate base. Photo’s below to show a side view.

5. Using a 6″ x 12″ craft paper base, I printed the sentiment on the front of the card. Then attached the inside to the craft paper, which is my outside.

6. Using Adobe PhotoShop, I separated the elements of my digital image so now I have individual elements including a fence that I drew extra panels for.

7. Now I could add all these separated elements into my Silhouette Studio Designer edition and outline each element so my Silhouette Cutter could make the intricate cuts.

8. Once again, I went back to my absolute favorite die sets: Elizabeth Craft Designs and Karen Burniston! Used All Seasons Tree making the cloud die set to cut out my little white clouds, tree sections and my little Moo!, Oink! and baa! words — oh so much fun! Used the same die set to cut out my trees as well for the backgrounds.

9 . Two more die sets from Elizabeth Craft Designs and Karen Burniston: grass using Garden Bench die set and little room for sentiment using the Agatha Edges.

10. Favorite part of all crafting: coloring with Copic markers!

11. Once everything was cut out, printed, colored and all, it was just time to assemble.

I honestly had a ton of fun creating this card and never even know where the time went, just saw 4 o’clock in the morning (I know, I’m crazy) roll around so had to get some sleep…

Please remember that our current theme is Spring at All Dressed Up and these images will 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. And please keep an eye out for more inspiration from the rest of The Dressy Girls throughout the month.

Please remember that I am always happy to personalize my artwork with a name, a quote or a special message, endless options really. Also, colors are always customizable options, after all Copic Markers come in 358 different colors!

Please visit my Etsy Store and  Facebook Page for more ideas and colored images. 

hugs, Rita

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I’m entering the following challenges:
– Marker Pop Challenge#41 Anything Goes
– The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #68 Use a die cut or a punch 
– Stampin for the Weekend Your Favorite Stamp
– Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes
– Glitter n Sparkle Challenge# 81 Easter / Spring colors
– Alphabet Challenge E for Easter
– Divas By Design Challenge Bundle of Joy
– 7 Kids College Funds Challenge# 97 Anything Goes
– Cute Cards Challenge Splish Splash
– 613 Avenue Create Challenge# 68 Anything Goes
– Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge Spring
– Crafting When We Can Challenge #67
– Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge #77 Ladies
– Card Making Mamas Challenge #85
– Brown Sugar Challenge # 87 Easter
– Totally Papercrafts Challenge #215 Tag It
– Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Lots of Layers
– Crafty Sentiments Challenge Lots of White
– One Stitch At A Time Challenge #209 Favorite Things

 

 

Thinking of you

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ADU Badge-Bell ADU Badge-RitaSomething new and exciting again today! Today is my first post with All Dressed Up Stamps Design Team. And I got my own little badge! Actually, it gets even better! Since my daughter loves All Dressed Up so much, she got a badge too! Have I mentioned how much I love kind-hearted good people? Thank you!

And it is new challenge time at All Dressed Up with our theme for this challenge: Monochrome! So simply pick a color and use its different variations.

This challenge will run until April 15th so 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 the challenge here, you need to 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.

How about my card? Oh, yes! Yes, I did create a card, of course! Hahaa

I used the Three Little Autumn Girls digital image — which is how I think of my fun friends I don’t get to see often. One of my favorite dies sets by Elizabeth Craft Designs and Karen Burniston is the Accordion Oval Card set and I finally got to use it! I say this so many times but will say again (and again and again) that these die sets are amazing! Everything lines up, everything cuts and looks perfect, couldn’t have asked for better! And they’re made in the USA!

How did I create this card?

I placed the little girls in my Silhouette Studio software, outlined and cut out the images by my Silhouette Portrait cutter.

Next I had to pick out the paper and somehow today it was a simple 2 minute process (instead of my usual hours) using Me & My Big Ideas Specialty card stock paper. I also used the same paper with Small DragonflySmall Butterfly and Thinking of You die cuts from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Please remember that I am always happy to personalize my artwork with a name, a quote or a special message, endless options really. Also, colors are always customizable options, after all Copic Markers come in 358 different colors!

Please visit my Etsy Store and  Facebook Page for more ideas and colored images. 

I am also posting more detailed photos below, please check them out too.

hugs, Rita

 

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I’m entering her in the following challenges (not entered to all listed, some challenge I’m just keeping so I can remember to check the wonderful artworks):
– Marker Pop Challenge#40 Spring
– The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #66
– Stampin for the Weekend Spring Colors
– Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes
– Glitter n Sparkle Challenge# 78 Mothers Day
– Alphabet Challenge D for Die Cuts
– Divas By Design Challenge Anything Goes
– 7 Kids College Funds Challenge# 96 Anything Goes
– Cute Cards Challenge
– 613 Avenue Create Challenge# 65 Anything Goes
– Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge Glitter and Lace 
– Crafting When We Can Challenge #66 For a Child
– Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge #76 April Showers
– Card Making Mamas #81 Stack it Up 
– Brown Sugar Challenge # 87 Easter
– Totally Papercrafts Challenge #212 Think Pink
– Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Transport
– Crafty Sentiments Challenge Showers
– One Stitch At A Time Challenge #206 Anything Goes