Friday, February 26, 2021

February Card Hoppin' 2021

 Howdy y'all!

Today I am participating in the 




I can't wait to see what the rest of the hop looks like! I know there are a lot of YouTube videos taking place.  

The Hop List is

For my card today I used acetate or rather transparency film! Which I paired with my favorite color black! To create this fun shaker card with the help of some dies! I put a random selection of sequins inside the HAPPY die cut. Next I took a Lawn Fawn stamp set for the rest of the sentiment. Then I applied adhesive to the back of all the elements of the card. Finally, I brought out a SHARPIE and doodled a box around the sentiments!

The best tip I have for creating a card like this is to take your dies and a T-square ruler to align the letters. Also if you are doing a word like HAPPY but you only have 1 P then use another letter die to help with alignment. And if you are die cutting a word I recommend putting some low tack tape down to hold the letters together!

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Let's Bokeh
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Black, 3M Write-on Transparency Film
Ink: Gina K Amalgam Obsidian
Accessories: SHARPIE Ultra Fine Point, CTMH Block Alphabet die

The Challenges Entered

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Stay Safe!

Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.








Sunday, February 14, 2021

World of Wonderland

Howdy!

It's Mary Ellen Driggs of the Creative Time With M.E blog! 

I am so happy to be back as a guest designer for the Clever Dexter blog!

Our Sponsor this time around is La Casetta sull'albero di Chicca 


This Month's Theme Challenge is: JUST BECAUSE 

For this Month's Theme Colors, we have : 

There is still time to play around with the challenge! But remember it runs to February 28!

I was so happy to get a chance to play with Alice!

For my card, I started out by printing the image onto some white cardstock. Then Ohuhu markersPrismacolor Pencils and ARTEZA Inkonic Fineliners colored Alice in. Next I fussy cut her out. As for the background that was all done with the help of my Gel Press, some embossing folders, paint and book paper!

Stamps: CasettaSullalbero Alice
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Black, book paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Premier, Ohuhu Markers, Arteza Inkonic FinelinerGel Press, Darice Cloudy Sky ef,  Leafy Tree ef, Tim Holtz Distress Paint Mermaid Lagoon, Dylusions Paint Polished Jade, folkArt Antique Copper

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Stay Safe!

Stay Healthy!

Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Love You So Much

 Howdy!

It's Mary Ellen from Creative Time With MEI have an awesome card tutorial in time for Valentine's Day!

This card starts out with Mineral Paper and Bic Markers. The paper was cut down to A2 size (4.25x5.5). Then I scribbled the markers onto the paper. Afterwards I brought out some denatured alcohol and a camera lens cleaner to blow the ink around. Then I put PiƱata Rich Gold ink onto the paper and added more alcohol which was blown. When I was happy with the way it looked, I brought out dies to cut the paper. A heart die cut for the Mineral Paper. I also used black cardstock and fun foam for the sentiment. The cardstock was run through my Xyron, so it had a sticky back which I peeled off and placed on top of the fun foam. I applied a glue runner onto the back of the heart. And for the sentiment I placed Bearly Art glue on the back. Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment onto some Candy Apple cardstock. Which I then cut by hand into a banner. To complete the card I applied glue on the top of the black cardstock to make the sentiments level. 

Stamps: Hero Arts Love Stamp & Cut
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Black, Candy Apple, Yasutomo Mineral Paper
Ink: Gina K Amalgam Obsidian
Accessories: Bic Markers, Darice Nesting Hearts, Pinata Rich Gold

The process video for this card! 



These are similar dies you can find on the Dies R Us site.





Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.



click below for:
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE

Thank you for stopping by!

Stay Healthy! 

Stay Safe!



Thursday, February 4, 2021

I Love You Circuit

 Howdy y'all! 

It's Mary Ellen from Creative Time With ME! And I have this uniquely geeky Valentine's Day card to share with y'all!

The Make Art Stay-tion held onto the black cardstock and stencil. I then took a ink blending tool with domed foam applicators to apply the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink. Next I stamped the sentiment using Gina K ink and a MISTI. After which I used the Heart die in my Sizzix Sidekick. Once that was complete I placed foam tape on the backside of the heart which I placed on the card front. Finally, I applied Bearly Art glue to attach the Dew Drops

Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Rewrite the Stars
Paper: CTMH Black, Bazzill Raspberry Splash
Ink: Gina K Amalgam Obsidian, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Lucky Clover
Accessories: Heffy Doodle Love Circuit stencil; The Robin's Nest Dew Drops Mardi Gras, Black; Ecstasy Crafts Nellie's Choice Multi Frame Heart dies

In case y'all are interested in watching the video tutorial on how I created this card! It's up on the Chattering Robins Blog!

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Stay Safe!

Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

I'd Hug You

Howdy y'all!

It's been a while so let me reintroduce myself! My name is Mary Ellen Driggs and my blog is Creative Time With M.E.

I am so happy to be back as a guest designer for the Clever Dexter blog!

Our Sponsor this time around is La Casetta sull'albero di Chicca 


This Month's Theme Challenge is: JUST BECAUSE 

For this Month's Theme Colors, we have : 

The challenge runs from February 1 to February 28!

I was so happy to get a chance to play with Sweet Little Red Riding Hood!

For my card, I started out by printing the image. Onto some white cardstock and removable sticker paper. Then I fussy cut the sticker paper to create a mask for the image. Once the mask was on, I brought out some stencils. For the ground I used Simon Says Stamp Grassy Edges with Evergreen ink. After that I brought out Trinity Stamps Layered Birch Stencils. Which I applied Espresso, Toffee, and VersaFine Clair Pinecone ink to create the scene. As for the sky and moon, I used Homemade Stencils along with Sapphire and Pacifica ink. The girls coloring is Ohuhu markers, Uniball Signo White, and ARTEZA Inkonic Fineliners.

Stamps: CasettaSullalbero Sweet Little Red Riding Hood, CTMH A Piece of My Heart
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: VersaFine Clair Pinecone, MFT Extreme Black, CTMH Sapphire, Pacifica, Espresso, Toffee, Evergreen
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp Grassy Edges, Trinity Stamps Layered Birch Stencil, Ohuhu markers, Uniball Signo White, ARTEZA Inkonic Fineliner, CTMH Sponge, Amazon makeup brush

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Stay Safe!

Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Our Bond is Ionic

Howdy y'all! 

It's Mary Ellen from Creative Time With ME, back with a new way to use those Dew Drops! And this time the Dew Drops come in a NEW shape! Just in time for Valentine's Day there are Heart shaped Dew Drops!


I have a video tutorial on how I created this card! Y'all can see it at the Chattering Robins Blog!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Let's Hygge!

Howdy y'all!

I hope your year has had a good start! It's Mary Ellen here from Creative Time With ME Today I am sharing a cozy, wintery, hygge card. And what is this word HYGGE it is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment.(Wikipedia)


This is the process video for this card! 


These are similar dies you can find on the Dies R Us site.



Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.



click below for:
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE

Thank you for stopping by!

Stay Healthy! 

Stay Safe!