Friday, September 30, 2016

Unicorn's Birthday

Hi there, everyone! I can't believe today is already the last day of September. Wow, time really does fly by! Today I would like to share with you something new I've tried this week - an interactive pop-up card featuring adorable moody unicorns by Gerda Steiner Designs. I've decided to squeeze all 4 of them into one card and here is what I came up with:


One more from another perspective:

Hope you've enjoyed today's card! Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner Designs: 25th Share your Designs Challenge
Crazy 4 Challenges: #355 Birthday Card
One Stitch At A Time: #271 AG with A Special Day
Seize the Birthday: Soft and Simple
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog: #207 Happy Birthday
Cupcake Inspirations: #377 Party Time
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #383 Fantasy (unicorns)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #165 AG + A Sentiment
QKR Stampede: #211 Cut it Up 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Harvest Of Blessings

Hello, crafty friends! Hopping onto the blog real quick to share a recent creation of mine featuring one of the most amazing stamp sets I've had a chance to work with - "Fall Mice" by Gerda Steiner Designs. The stamp set includes 4 different mice which are just ready for fall. For today's card I've decided to choose a mouse which can hold a pumpkin, a pear and lots of other stuff that you might give him. And here is what I came up with:

Hope you've liked today's card! Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter this card in:
Gerda Steiner Designs: 25th Share your Design Challenge
Shopping Our Stash: #271 Apple For Teacher
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #217 Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends: Autumn Challenge
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #147 Anything Goes
CreativeCornerChallenges: Autumn
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #258 Bingo (button - twine - white)
Crafty Cardmakers: #173 Autumn
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog: #86 Anything Goes
Cards in Envy: Goodbye Summer, Hello FALL!
Send A Smile 4 Kids: Fall Colors 4 Kids Challenge

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Cheerful Hedgehogs

Hi there, everyone! It's been quite a while since I last wrote anything here. Well, it's been busy here for the last week, plus I've somehow managed to fall ill. Now when all this is behind me it's time to get back to crafting. I'm currently working on some new projects, something that I've never done before and here is a small part of what I'm up to now:

And to continue the tradition of making cards here is the latest one featuring adorable "Cheerful Hedgehogs" by Gerda Steiner Designs:

Hope you've enjoyed today's projects! Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog: #45 Woodland Creatures
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: #318 Go Outside (inspired by nature) 
Come and Get It Challenges: Lots of Layers
Send A Smile 4 Kids: Fall Colors 4 Kids Challenge
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #164 Fall Colors + A Sentiment
Fairytale Challengeblog: #151 Falling Leafs
Melonheadz Friends: Hand Colored Image Challenge
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Use Your Favorite Stamp or Image

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Gerda Steiner September Challenge - Parachute Piggy

Hello, crafty friends! I'm stopping by today to share a recent creation of mine which was inspired by September image for Gerda Steiner's Monthly Progressive Challenge. This cute image is perfect for any occasion and can be combined with a variety of sentiments. For today, I've decided to go with a birthday card and make the little pig to take a jump with his parachute to surprise his friend with a bouquet of flowers. Here is what I came up with:

Hope you've liked today's card! Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by!

Some challenges I would like to enter this card in:
Gerda Steiner Designs: Monthly Challenge - September 2016
Everybody-Art-Challenge: #379 Leaves
Simply Create Too Challenge Blog: #117 Fall Colors
Crafting When We Can: #127 Happy Birthday
The ABC Challenge: O is for Open (Anything Goes)
Little Red Wagon: #357 Let's Get Inky!
Hiding in My Craft Room: #265 Fall Colors!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Happy Fall!

Hi there, everyone! Hopping onto the blog real quick to share some recent creations of mine featuring one of the most amazing stamp sets I've had a chance to work with - "Fall Mice" by Gerda Steiner Designs and "Magical Dragons" by MFT. Since it's already September (where did summer go?), let's start with the set that includes 4 different type of mice which are just ready for fall. For today's card I've decided to use 3 of them: the one which is pushing a wheelbarrow, a little mouse sitting inside, and the cutie which is holding a pumpkin in his hands. And here is what I came up with:

Moving further onto magical dragons ... Ain't they super cute?
When I first came across this stamp set, I knew I had to have it. This cuties will definitely give you lots of opportunities to create your own fairy tale, of course, with only happy ending;) And now, without further ado, here is what I came up with for my very first card:

Hope you've enjoyed today's cards! Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by!

I would like to enter Fall Mice card into the following challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Room: #265 Fall Colors!
Send A Smile 4 Kids: Cute Fall or Halloween 4 Kids Challenge
The Diva's That Cut ... Paper: September Challenge - Fall
Simply Create Too Challenge Blog: #117 Fall Colors
Crafty Catz: #336 AG with Autumn Colors
The ABC Challenge: O is for Open (Anything Goes)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #163 Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Little Red Wagon: #357 Let's Get Inky!
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Blog: Work It Wednesday August 2016

Magical Dragons:
CreativeCornerChallenges: Fairytale
 C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #379 Embossing (heat embossing)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Life Is Good!

Hello, crafty friends! It's been quite a while since I last wrote anything here. Well, it's been really busy here for the last couple of days, but luckily I've got some time to hop onto the blog to share with you some of my recent creations. Today I would like to show you a card featuring the newly released stamp set "Cheerful Hedgehog" by Gerda Steiner Designs. I simply fell in love with these cuties once I saw them and couldn't but purchase them that very day. These guys will definitely give you an opportunity to create lots of different scenes on your cards. And now here is what I came up for my very first creation:

Since we still have a couple of sunny days left, I've decided to place one of the cutest hedgehogs ever on a far, far away island with breathtaking views:)

I hope you've liked today's card! Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Monday Challenge Blog: It's A Stitch Up
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog: Anything Goes/"NO RULZ 2" Blog Hop
Craft Your Passion Challenges: #327 Always Anything Goes
The Diva's That Cut ... Paper: Dream Vacation
Allsorts Challenge Blog: #378 Use At Least Two Dies
Crafty Catz: #335 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #145 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: #440 Words/Numbers
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Lots of Layers Challenge
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: #171 Let's Fly Away

Monday, August 22, 2016

CDD August Release Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to the Craftin Desert Divas August Release Blog Hop. We have some wonderful stamps and dies that we will be sharing with you. 

All stamps are in the CDD shop and now available for purchase HERE.








We also offer SVG stamp outlines for .99 only, they work perfectly with your cutting machine. You must have a program that opens these files. This is a great alternative to coordinating dies and much less expensive.

Here's what I've created for you:

For today's project I've decided to go with "Your Wish" clear stamp set and create a shaker card! First, I've created a frame and made the background with Distress Inks and a blending tool. After it dried, I white heat embossed the sentiment in the top right corner and sprinkled some water and white paint on the whole background paper piece to make it look like a starry night sky. I then colored a genie with her cute little friend with Copic markers and then placed them on the card. To finish off my project I added some sequins and foam tape on the background - and it was done! :)

And now here are the specials for this release: 
**New Shimmer sequins will be on SALE for $1.00.
**FREE SHIPPING with minimum on orders placed.
Shipping minimum orders:
$10 USA use Code: 10SHIP
$15 International use Code: 15SHIP

Enjoy this special for in stock items only 8/22 thru 8/31 at 10pm MST. 
All Stamps and Dies are made in the USA.

Your next stop is the super talented: Leah

Hope you've enjoyed today's inspiration and thanks so much for stopping by!

Some challenges I would like to enter this card in: 
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog: Anything Goes 4 Kids Challenge
Alphabet Challenge Blog: M for Mythical
Scrapping4funChallenges: #72 Anything Goes
Creative Moments: #100 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More: #207 Make your Mark
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog: #84 Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: #316 Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenges: #83 Lots of Layers
Cute Card Thursday: #439 Kiddies/Babies