Sunday, March 11, 2018

Did Someone Say Chocolate?!

Just a little colouring fun for a cold Sunday morning.

This image just made me smile when I saw it.  So, yes, I had to have it lol!  I pictured him floating along on a chocolate high trying to sniff out the next hidden stash.  Or maybe lovestruck for other than chocolate?

Image: Bloobel Stamps, Bunneh 1

You can find your own Bunneh and more of his friends at Bloobel Stamps.

Coloured with Copics:
Colourless Blender


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Crafter's Companion Double Offset Circle Swing Card

Well, that's what I'm calling it lol.

This is a big die so needed a "tall" card to accomplish this.  Many cards and projects from the UK and Europe are big, bold cards.  I've become a real fan of the big card.  Yes it may cost a little more to post to a special friend or family member but when you put this much time, effort and love into a creation I, personally, think it's worth it.  Also, I know our Canada Post (and USPS) is not a fan of square envelopes and many of these styles are square BUT... who said it had to go in a square envelope lol?!  Make a pretty envelope and put it in a manilla envelope or just make a rectangular envelope for your square card.  Problem fixed lol.

The finished size of this project is about 7" t by 7-1/4" w.

Supplies used for this card:
Die-sire Circle Swing Kinetic Base Die
Colorista Aqua Best Wishes Stamp Set
Gemini Set One die
Die'Sire Essentials Words of Endearment die 
Vintage Tea Party Doily Delights EF
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Silver Mirror Card
Gemini Die-cutting Machine

Start with a 7" x 11" piece of cardstock (you can use a wider piece, but then the circles won't give you that overlap effect and any narrower you won't have room inside for a message).

Place your Circle Swing die on the upper left of the cardstock and use the decorative panel piece for placement.

 Tape down the Circle Swing die.

Slide the decorative panel die away and run through your diecutter.  I've used the Gemini... love it.

Now rotate your paper 180 degrees and repeat the process.

Now, place your diecut cardstock on a foam pad and finish/extend the scorelines with a ruler and bonefolder.

Your cardstock should now look like this.  You can set it aside for the time being.

Now the fun part to get a beautifully finished piece.  You can use a pencil along with the cutting die and outline the partial circles and cut by hand or...

Cut your next layer to fit the sections.  The dimensions of my two outer panels are 2-3/4" x 7" and my center panel is 3-3/4" x 7".  So I've cut 2 pieces 2-1/2" x 6-3/4" and one piece at 3-1/2" x 6-3/4".  Place the left outer panel and the center panel as per the above photo.  Make sure that the two "legs" extend slightly past the cardstock at the top edge.  Tack down and run through your machine.

Repeat for the right outer panel and bottom of center panel as per photo.

And VOILA... perfectly cut panels that you can now decorate.  

Adhere your decorated panels to the base (make sure they don't impede the circle swing mechanism) and burnish/fold at the scorelines.  And you're done.  Here's my finished card again.

Thanks for sticking with me this far!


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Crafter's Companion Die'sire Kinetic Card Bases

These dies can do and are so much more than just a quick and gorgeous card!  I've made 5 different projects with the Crafter's Companion Die'sire Kinetic Circle Swing Base Card; two with the Crafter's Companion Die'sire Kinetic Shutter Base Card.  

In this post, I'll explain the Matchbook-style Album. 

Finished size approx. 6” x 9-1/2”

Cover – 1 pc 6” x 11”; scored at 1-3/4” for back and 1 pc 6” x 8-3/4” for front.  Adhere front piece to 1-3/4” section of back piece
Binding – 4” x 6”; score at 2” on 4” side, then at 7/8” from each end.  Fold and burnish center valley fold and the two ends as mountain folds (this will give you a sturdier binding)
3 pieces 5-1/2" x 11" cut with Circle Swing Base die.  Fold on scorelines as per instructions

  Turn the folded pieces with the swing portion on the right and overlap each front section so that it lines up with the front fold edge of the one underneath (see photos).  Hold them together firmly and clip them together with a paperclip, turn over and trim the left side evenly – the “bottom” piece will be your longest with the top two incrementally shorter.  This can just be done with scissors and doesn’t have to be perfect because this edge will be hidden

   With the layers still clipped together, slide them onto the back cover, left side even, slide the binding over this and while holding the layers together, punch two holes and secure with ribbon.  The front cover should now slide easily under the edge of the binding.  You “may” need to trim off a titch to ensure it does.


    Note: You can decorate before assembling but don’t use too many layers or embellishments.  Each layer will now swing open with a gentle tug.

Hope you'll try this.

Die'Sire Kinetic Circle Swing Base die
Die’sire Edge’ables “Butterfly Dream”
Colorista Aqua “Best Wishes” stamp set
Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers and Ultra Smooth Cardstock
Shimmering Cardstock Pearl Ivory
Floral Fantasy “Motifs & Accessories” and Bouquet Border
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker “Clear”


Saturday, January 20, 2018

Balloon Flight

There was a 24 hour contest on the Bloobel Facebook Group this weekend (now closed) to try to win this image if we got to 1000 comments.  Didn't quite get there but there were still quite a few "milestone" winners after certain set numbers of comments and lots of fun was had by all.

You know I had to have her [big grin].  You can get this image in the Bloobel Shop here.

Coloured up with Copics:
E50-51-21-11-BV20; E93
C3-C0-BG000; Y21-E25-29

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, January 11, 2018


A fun thank you card for a good friend. 

Image: The Paper Shelter, Ice Hockey
Papers: Digital

I am entering this card in the Paper Shelter's Challenge #321 - New Beginnings

Thanks for looking!


Monday, January 8, 2018

I love Zodiacs

Happy, happy today.  Capricorn hit the Bloobel shop last week and today I can say my Bloobel Zodiacs are complete.  The colouring that is.  I hope to make them into a project, probably a calendar, at some point so I can look at them often.

You can start your own collection here.

Also, Lisa put a couple of cute heart projects in the shop and the Patchwork Heart called to me and just jumped in my cart [wink].  I did a quick monochromatic colouring on it.  I was going to go another completely different colour scheme, but my pens had a mind of their own today.  Patchwork Heart is only $1.00 or... you can check out the "Bazaar Digis" (link in the top bar on the homepage) and pick 5 from that category for $1.00 using code "BAZAAR"!

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, January 4, 2018

New Home

The Some Odd Girl Facebook Group has a monthly challenge and I thought I might try to participate this month.  Any entry, using a SOG image is allowed but "extra points" if you used an "inspiration photo" this month.

So, I used one of my favourite images, Birds of Love, and found a pic on Pinterest of a couple of Sun Conures.


Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers - CT2-CT4-GB3-OR2-OR3
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils - Raspberry, Blackberry, Cedarwood
Shimmering Cardstock Candy Red
UltraSmooth premium cardstock
Die'sire Side Stepper die
Die'sire Words of Endearment dies
Die'sire Nature die

Thanks for looking!