How many GMD dies can you fit on one card project?

.. at least 6 LOL

I exploded Easter with this fun card filled with Gina Marie Designs die cuts.  I have a bunch of new dies sitting on my desk ..along with a gazillion other things I haven’t even had a chance to pull out of their packaging and I  decided I was going to get stuck in  this week.  I had no idea till I started just how well the dies I had were all going to pull together.  If you are a regular  Gina Marie Designs  addict, you will most likely recognize most, if not all of these dies.. but for those of you who don’t, there is a list of supplies at the bottom of the post  ūüôā

Plenty of room for a sentiment if/ when needed too…  just a fun, die crazy card… if you added a banner cut sentiment… that would make at least 7 GMD’s .. or a sentiment die too like the Happy Easter ..or 8 if you  had the stitched sun from the stitched skies set.. which I don’t have YET !



Stitched Skies

Happy Easter (mirrored for viewing)

Twiggy Branches

Little Bird Dies

Bunny Peep

X stitch Rectangle

Stitched Cloud Border

Stitched Rectangles (updated size)

Adhesives used Zig Photo Tape & Zig 2 way glue
Pearl Cabochons are nail bling

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Laminated Bugaboo Bunny tags & matted art

Here’s the first of my projects ¬†for the Bugaboo Crafty Challenge No.2 .. featuring Easter Bunny Line¬†¬†by Bugaboo stamps.

I printed out & colored up my image on a sheet of Canson Mixed media. The original image I framed in a sage green photo mat that I managed to score in a local Walmart clearance section.  I picked up a bunch of  double mats and they will be great for abandoned Art projects. So here is the original hand colored image.

But.. before I matted it,¬†I scanned and resized the image…added pin stripe borders and a “Happy Easter” border and printed and laminated these cute little Easter tags.

Thank you for visiting, I really hope we get to see some of your own Bugaboo Projects in the current challenge.


CraftsUPrint Friday Freebie, free verse, treasure chest …and more

Grab your Friday Freebie 

Lovely little ladybug design for lots of occasions No.6  by Di Simpson

Bright topper to make for little girl for lots of occasions. Print out 2 copies if wanting some extra 3D elements to help bring your card to life.Has matching blank inserts and mini gift card or toppers. Also has a bonus matching bookmark.


Oooo-Arrrr me hearties!!! – You are going to LOVE my new Treasure Chest. Spend just ¬£15 to get the key to Crafty Bob’s Hidden Treasure. Choose 15 Freebies from the Treasure Chest and they will be posted to your door. FREE worldwide shipping means there are no postal charges on Treasure Chest items.

Craftsuprint FREEbie Vault! Spend just ¬£10 ($12.47) and you will be awarded 24hrs unrestricted VIP access to the latest 20 Freebies offered by our fantastic Designers! Don’t delay order today. Please note, the vault is subject to change as and when new submissions are added.

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1000’s of Free Card Verses for all occasions from the crafting community of Craftsuprint. ¬†And ¬†you can actually earn money submitting verse to the collection too… great for you budding poets and writers who like to compose your own card greetings.

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last but not least… they also have a card creator. ¬†Lots of templates for ¬†various occasions, ready to customize and download to print and create. Check it out

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Crafts U Print Friday Freebie 04/15

CUP_04_15The Friday Freebie over at CraftsUPrint is this fab Luxury Easter Egg Mini Kit by Carol Smith. For anyone new to Craftsuprint .. a quick run down. Craftsuprint is a hub for card designers and cut file designers and card makers who are looking for designs to use.

The cut files are in multiple formats for all the top cutting machines.

Everyone who makes a purchase is also added to the list for the Crazy 5 minute game and the option to play other games, which gives you a chance to win all sorts of prizes, free downloads, and even win the value of your purchase.

It’s a fab site, with a gazillion awesome designers, card kits and cut files. Be sure to check it out ūüôā

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Bloobel Stamps Birthday Card featuring “Easter Bonnet”

And here she is…. “Easter Bonnet”, ¬†the Bloobel¬†Stamps¬†March freebie. ¬†Easter has come and gone, so I kept her in spring colors and used her for a birthday card… gave her a lil bling bling! ¬†I must find a SMILE !!!! sentiment Die…. it would be perfect for this image ¬†ūüôā


Scrapper’s Delights New Releases and sales!!

Over at Scrapper’s Delights today there are 3 cute new Honey releases.

Cupcake Honey

Gardening Honey

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There is also an Easter Sale, with 25% off select images and some fab $1 digis on the store….. be sure to check them out. ¬†If you liked my robot card from last night and don’t have the freebie from the group… The Robot digis are on sale ¬†ūüôā The gallery below shows just a handful of the fab image son sale

Also be sure to check out the facebook group and come play in the Monthly challenge.

Bugaboostamps Freebie Friday: Easter Egg Basket & Bee Bear

There are two Bugaboostamps Freebies currently.. be sure to grab yours. ¬†A cute Bee Bear on the main site and an Easter basket on the Bugaboo Blog….perfect for your Easter cards. Don’t forget to check out the daily deal and the Easter Sale going on and ¬†of course.. review your stamps and enter the Bugaboo Challenges.



Bee Bear – Sitting ( store )

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Easter Egg Basket ( Blog )













Liz McGuire  Mahoosive Easter Giveaway!

Hop on over to the Buttons for Brains Blog to enter for a chance to win a “Mahoosive Easter Giveaway” Prize package from Liz McGuire. ¬†This photo shows just a portion of the “Sweet Paris Collection” on offer… ooh can you say DROOL !! ¬†

Designer Paper Pack (8×8 – 48 sheets)
2 Clear Stamp Sets
Paper Doilies
Metal Charms
Stick Pins
Accordion Stickers
Wooden Elements
Paper Blooms
Wooden Frames
Wooden Buttons
Chipboard Tags
Resin Flowers

Quick Easter Card Project & Giveaway

It’s a quick and simple card… with lots going on. ¬†This is also my Sketch No1 card for our current ¬†Sketch Challenge over on the message board.¬† Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see how you can win a set of these Gina Marie bow dies for yourself.

Window Die Spellbinders Oval
Window Vellum Paper from Ebay
Embossed card – Darice Swiss Dots
Card base and Bow Recollections greeting card set & card  stock
Image – Easter Bunny from 2CuteInk
Sentiment StampMichaels holiday stamps from $1.50 bins
Sentiment Stamped with Ranger Archival Ink Pad
Bow background strip cut on a Fellows  paper trimmer with wavey edge blade
Bow Gina Marie Bow die
Insert Рscraps from a Recollections Book
Glue Xyron Tape runner
Image & embossed dots
colored with a mix of Chameleon Pens, and a home made alcohol mix


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My creative Mojo took a vacation this month; lots of family issues etc., but I was determined to get out of my funk…and new dies definitely help challenge me and kick me out of my funk. Expect to see a lot more projects posts now through¬†the end of the month as I recapture my elusive Mojo.

Scrapbook Outlet very kindly sent me a set of bow dies to play with….and not only that, they sent me a spare set. ¬†One of you lucky peeps can get your hands on a set of these bows, just by leaving a comment below. ¬†I’m afraid ¬†this is a US only ¬†giveaway, sorry Internationals…

Leave your comment below  before Midnight March 31st Texas time and a (ONE) random winner will be picked on April 1st from all comments using widget, or similar.  You can share this with your friends from the Crafting Circle Facebook or Twitter or Google+  posts, but you must leave your comment here to be in with a chance to win.  Winner will be posted here on April 1st and you will have 48 hours from the time your name is posted to claim this, or another winner will be picked.



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This is just a fun giveaway thanks to ScrapbookOutlet’s generosity…. all comments will be pending review, so please don’t worry if it doesn’t show up instantly.

STAY TUNED For a second Gina Marie Die up for grabs later this month… maybe even later this week. ¬†If you don’t want to miss out, be sure to subscribe to the blog ūüôā

ScrapbookOutlet ¬†has a great range of dies in the Gina Marie line… I already have some of the stitched dies ¬†that I bought last month and will be adding to my collection as and when I can. ¬† I’m looking forward to trying my circle stitched dies out with the shaker card windows ( link for those is on the side bar for anyone interested ) to make some new game cards. This is a fab range of dies at VERY affordable prices. ¬†Check out the gallery below for a sneakey peek at the kind of ¬†dies you can find in the Gina Marie range. ¬†The Gina Marie range also includes some fab rubber stamps and co-ordinating stamp & die sets

… and be sure to check out the blog of ¬†AJ Bodine ¬†.. this is the lady who does the ¬†card Designs¬†you see on the ScrapbookOutlet site… aren’t they fab.


CraftsuPrint Friday Freebie 03/11


This weeks Friday Freebie is an adorable Easter Card by Diane Furniss.

If you are new to CUP (CraftsUPrint)… this is a fab site for card makers who want quality cut files and card kits. Fabulous selection, lots of great designers and of course the games are a lot of fun too.

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