Saturday, October 27, 2012

More Background Fun!

Hello everyone!  I am back with the card I said I would share with you using the CottageCutz Frankly die.  I made this background before I realized what a great cloud the hole in the ground negative would make.  For these clouds I tore a strip of paper about 3 inches long making a rough edge.  I then sponged Memento grey flannel to create the wispy clouds.  The negative stencil is much easier to use, and I plan on using it more often.
I used CottageCutz Halloween Scene for my second card.  The background is from a card that I made awhile back on my blog.  I didn't like the way it was turning out, so I started over.  I didn't throw it away because I thought I might find some use for it.  It was perfect for this little Halloween Scene.  Hope you like it!
Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fun Halloween card and some tips.

Hello everyone!  Happy Fall!  I have been playing with backgrounds lately, and I have one to share with you today.  I used CottageCutz Trick or Treat Ghost and CottageCutz Frankly to create my scene.  Here is my card.

I used the tombstone from the Frankly die and the negatives of the hand and the hole in the ground.

Do you ever use the negatives of your die cuts to make something else?  I just happened to be using both dies when I noticed the negative for the hole in the ground.  I thought it was the perfect stencil to create the spooky clouds.  Then to create a little more spookiness I used the hand negative to have hands reaching from the grave.  I just flipped it over to have a right and left.  Again here is the finished card.

Next week I will be sharing the card I made with the CottageCutz Frankly.  Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, October 11, 2012

CottageCutz Guest Design Team Call

CottageCutz Guest Design Team Call

Hello everyone its that time of year when we are looking for 3 Guest designers to design with theCottageCutz design team for a 1 month term.

We are looking for designers that can work with CottageCutz die’s showcasing them in different ways (layouts, cards, altered items, tags, and so on) , shabby chic, vintage, simple , whatever your style we want to see what you have! If you have never seen CottageCutz Dies from The Scrapping Cottage, you can find them HERE :)

If you would Like to apply please do the following:
1. Email Joanne and I(Cheryl), at and with the subject line GUEST DT CALL
2. Please attach 3 projects showcasing dies, these can be projects you have already done or current projects we would love to see your projects using CottageCutz dies, but if you don’t own any, you can send in projects using other dies for the call. We would like to see (card, layout, altered item ) or (2 cards, 1 altered item )
3.  Links to your blog and any online gallerys where you upload your projects
4. Tell us why you think you would be a perfect fit for CottageCutz, and what your favorite technique is when using die cuts

What we expect:
Post to the CottageCutz blog and your personal blog 3 times for your Guest Month using only CottageCutz dies, not other dies are permitted. 
 Please be sure to list all CottageCutz dies and appropriate links back to the store. 
Be able to give instructions to how you used our CottageCutz Dies
Upload to at least 1 online gallery 
create at least one project for each die given/all dies need to be used(Only using CottageCutz Dies please)
Send in projects to Joanne 
Team spirit and to follow directions accordingly.
Support DT members by commenting weekly on the CottageCutz Blog

What you can expect:
4 CottageCutz dies MSRP Valued at $80.00 - $100.00 
Your Picture and Name Linked to your blog from CottageCutz Blog
Exposure on the CottageCutz Blog and other social media networks/facebook
30% off all cottagecutz dies for your Guest Month
If published in printed magazine, you will receive a store credit to CottageCutz and our name “CottageCutz” must be listed in the Supply list for your project.

***This Design Team call is open to everyone, and you have until October 27th at 12 Midnight Eastern time. Thank you to all that apply!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Peachy Challenge #38 Anything Goes

Hello Peachy fans!  Here is my entry for this weeks Peachy Challenge #38.  I thought that I would try another sky background, this time in shades of pink and purple.  Not that thrilled with it but it's ok.  Thanks so much for having a look.

This was difficult to photograph, so I apologize for the poor quality photo.  The little cats are from a tiny punch.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Spooky Halloween

Hello friends!  Today I have a spooky scene to share with you.  I love Halloween and had a lot of fun making this card!  The size of the card is 5x7.  I started by making the moon.  I love making the night sky!  I cut the CottageCutz Bats on Branch from white cardstock and used my Copics to color them.  I cut the fence from black cardstock with the CottageCutz Picket Fence Border Die.  Love the size of this die!  Finally, I used the CottageCutz  Pumpkin Trio die for the jack-o-lanterns.  I assembled the card, added some white gel highlights, and some cobwebs to complete the card.

Have a great day!

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Peachy Challenge #37

Hello Peachy friends!  Here is my card for the sketch challenge this week.  I used the CottageCutz Ghost and Bat die to make this simple monochromatic card.  You can read all about the challenge here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,