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Creative Challenge #10

Hello and welcome!! Hard to believe that another week has flown by and it’s time for Create With Birdsnest Creative Challenge #10. Ten already … I can’t believe it!!

It is so exciting to receive all of your challenge project photos … I love seeing all of this creativity each week. Thank you to everyone that is participating!!

If you haven’t already posted your sketch challenge from last week, remember that you have until 11:00pm tonight to get it posted. Please post it to my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include #cwbcreativechallenge #10 in the comment so that I can find it. You can also email a picture of your finished project to me if you don’t use Facebook and I will post it for you.

Be sure to pop on to my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page Saturday morning at 10:00am when I will be live to draw the random winner for the sketch challenge!

This Week’s Creative Challenge

For this week’s Create With Birdsnest Creative Challenge it’s Christmas in July!! That’s right … this week’s challenge is to create a Christmas project. Card, scrapbook layout or home decor piece. I can’t wait to see what festive creations you all come up with!

For those of you that like the sketches I have one for you to use if you want.

Create With Birdsnest Creative Challenge #10 – Optional sketch

This sketch can be used if you need or want a little help in getting your project started but is not the challenge itself. Your challenge is anything “Christmas in July”.

Once your project is complete please post it to your social media or on my Facebook page and be sure to include #cwbcreativechallenge #10 in the comment so that I can find it.

The deadline to get your project for Creative Challenge #10 completed is Friday July 17th at 11:00pm. Remember, everyone that participates in this week’s challenge will be entered into the random prize draw next Saturday at 10:00am!!

Take care, stay safe and be creative! I look forward to seeing this week’s Christmas themed projects.

Thanks for popping by,

~ Dee

Cards, My Creations

Summer Lovin’ with Seaside Notions

Hello and welcome! Today I want to share a little Summer Lovin’ with Seaside Notions stamp set. This returning stamp set is one of my all time favourites!!

Especially at this time of the year we would all love to be hanging out by the seaside. With the Seaside Notions stamp set, you can create the seaside from your craft room with shells, coral, sand, and seahorses galore!  I adore this set with it’s sketch style lines and fabulous sea images.

Mirror Image Stamping Technique

I was able to create the reverse stamp of the seahorse by using the mirror image stamping technique. If you haven’t tried this technique before check out the video I created showing just how simple it is!

Using my much loved Stampin’ Blends I coloured the beautiful seahorses and shells. The colour combo that I have chosen is Seaside Spray, Petal Pink and Crumb Cake,

To add some extra interest I popped in a new Square Vellum Doily in behind the images. I love how this adds a soft, subtle touch to my card. Fussy cutting the stamped shells out was a breeze and they are so pretty!

Can you see that amazing embossed crumb cake layer? I have used the Seabed 3D embossing folder from the Whale Of A Time product suite. It pairs beautifully with the Seaside Notions stamp set.

To finish the card off I brought in a few additional products. I punched the tiny little hearts out using the Dog punch and the sentiment is from the Forever Blossoms stamp set.

I am delighted with the way that this card has turned out, all of the elements came together so well.

Thank you for stopping by today, I am so happy that you did. I hope that you enjoyed this Summer Lovin’ with Seaside Notions post and that my creation has inspired you for a little crafting time of your own.

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If ordering online be sure to use July’s host code ATB42PBC.

Until next time … take care and be creative!!

~ Dee

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Creative Challenge #9

Hello and welcome!!! It’s time for Creative Challenge #9 … Happy Friday everyone.

Thank you to all of you that participated in last week’s Summer Theme creative challenge. I loved seeing all of your creations and am always looking forward to the next post. If you haven’t already done so, please post your finished project in your social media or on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include #cwbcreativechallenge #8 in the comment so I can find it. If you don’t use social media or are having troubles please email me the photo of your finished project and I will post it for you!!

I will be doing a random draw for the weekly prize live on Facebook tomorrow morning at 10;00 am. Get your entry posted before 11:00 pm tonight to be entered into the draw!!

Another Sketch Challenge

When I am feeling a little lost on where to start a project a good sketch always helps! This week I have chosen another Mojo Monday sketch as the Creative Challenge for the week.

When I look at this sketch I see three of my favourites … flag, bow and bling. What do you see? I am looking forward to seeing all of the amazing projects that I know you will be posting!!

Once your project is complete please post it to your social media or on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include  #cwbcreativechallenge  in the comment and indicate that it is Creative Challenge #9 so I can find it. Remember, photos of your finished entry can also be emailed to me to post if you don’t use social media.

You have until 11:00pm on Friday July 10th to have your projects complete and posted. Everyone that participates will be entered into the random prize draw next Saturday!

Happy Crafting and have a lovely weekend!!

Thanks for popping by! Take care, stay safe and be creative!!

~ Dee

Cards, My Creations, Product Showcase

Whiskey Business

Hello, welcome and HAPPY CANADA DAY! Today I am very excited to share the new Whiskey Business stamp set with you!

From my first glance through the beautiful 2020-2021 Annual catalogue I knew I wanted to get my creative hands on this stamp set. I love that it is something different and masculine.

Using the Whiskey Business stamp set paired with the Tasteful Labels dies I came up with some great masculine cards! The Tasteful Labels dies are another of my top picks from the new Annual Catalogue.

Old-Fashioned Birthday Card

I chose to use So Saffron, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, and Smoky Slate as the colour combination for my first card. The layout of the card came from one pictured on page 33 of the catalogue.

I stamped the images on Whisper White cardstock using my Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad and coloured them in with Stampin’ Blends. There are no framelits for this set but fussy cutting was a breeze, so I cut out all three! The shading at the bottom of the card front makes it look as though the glasses are sitting on a table, I adhered the decanter with Stampin’ Seal adhesive. Using dimensionals I “popped” the glasses up to add an extra layer to the design.

I love this sentiment!! It is great to use along with the Whiskey Business stamp set but also would pair well with any “old-fashioned” images. I can see old trucks, cars or antiques … typewriters, rotary phone… I’m sure you get my point!! So versatile.

I stamped the greeting onto Crumb Cake cardstock and used one of the shapes from the Tasteful Labels dies to cut it out. These dies are definitely on my “must-have” list from this catalogue. I love the subtle lines and stitching along the edges and the shapes are great alone or layered together!

To finish it off I twisted up some linen thread in behind the sentiment for some texture and added some bling of course. I wanted black bling so I coloured some Rhinestone Basic Jewels with my dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends marker. Voila … perfectly matched black bling!!

More Whiskey Business Birthday Cheer

I really had a lot of fun playing with this stamp set. Again I used the Tasteful Labels dies to cut the pieces for the sentiment and the black piece layered behind it. The colour scheme for this card is Cinnamon Cider, Basic Black, and Mango Melody. I also used the World Of Good Specialty DSP and the Old World Paper embossing folder in my design. The bling on this card are the 2020-2022 In-Colour Enamel dots .. I love these little guys.

Again I will point out how versatile these sentiments are … I just love that!

The last card I am going to share with you today uses a colour combination I stumbled on by accident. Don’t you just love happy accidents? Cinnamon Cider and Pool Party just may be a new favourite colour combo for me!!

How about that fun patterned paper? I am really liking this year’s colour family 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Papers. The patterns are really great and can be used for so much!! I’ve also used the new gold Gilded Gems which add a perfect amount of sparkle and bling!!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you are feeling inspired to create a little something of your own. If you overlooked this fabulous stamp set as you thumbed through the catalogue be sure to look again … it really is a great one!!

Happy Canada Day everyone, I hope that you take some time today to do something you love and to celebrate this beautiful country we live in!!

Cheers … eh?

~ Dee

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Creative Challenge #8

Hello and welcome!!! I can’t believe that it is Friday already. You know what that means ….time for our weekly Create With Birdsnest Creative Challenge #8!

Thank you to those that participated in last week’s creative challenge. I really enjoy seeing all of your beautiful projects! If you haven’t already done so, please post your finished project in your social media or on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include #cwbcreativechallenge #7 in the comment so I can find it. If you don’t use social media or are having troubles please email me the photo and I will post it for you!!

I will be doing a random draw for the weekly prize live on Facebook Sunday morning at 10;00 am. Be sure to get your entry posted before 11:00 pm tonight to be entered into the draw!!

This Week’s Theme Challenge

Your challenge this week is to use the theme ‘Summer is Here’. I don’t know about you but I am so ready for Summer!!

When it comes to Summer I love it all …. hot sunny days, sandy beaches, cool treats, camping. The Create With Birdsnest Creative Challenge #8 is to use the ‘Summer is Here’ theme when creating your project. Showcase something that you love about Summer on a card, scrapbook layout or maybe some fun Home Decor. I can not wait to see what you all create this week!

Once your project is complete please post it to your social media or on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include  #cwbcreativechallenge #8 in the comment so I can find it. Remember, photos of your finished entry can also be emailed to me to post if you don’t use social media.

You have from now until 11:00pm on Friday July 3rd to have your projects complete and posted. Everyone that participates will be entered into the random prize draw next Saturday!

Happy Summer Creating!!

Thanks for popping in! Take care, stay safe and be creative!!

~ Dee