Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Baby It's Cold Outside......Secret Garden Crafts style

Happy Wednesday, sweet friend. Can you believe in 5 days is Christmas? I am coming to you today with my last post for this year for Secret Garden Crafts. We are taking a little break to be with family and hope that you will be back with us on 10. January 2018 when we will resume our weekly inspiration posts. Today I am coming to you with a sweet Winter card that I have created. I am having so much fun combining the gorgeous flowers from Secret Garden Crafts with yummy papers. Have a look at my card


Baby It's Cold Outside







Products Used:

Paper: White, Sky, Milk Coffee, DP CraftSmith Crystal Frost


Accessories: Various Winter picks, white Venise lace, fringe/;ace trim, Silver cording, rhinestones, snowflake pick, mini pine cones, diamond Stickles, Label die, Amy Design Ice Crystal die


Secret Garden Crafts Flowers Used:

Trellis Roses -  Earth Tones
Hip Rose Buds - Ivory
Lily Flowers - Mixed Blue
Cosmo Daisy - Aqua Blue
Cottage Roses Blue Tones


To see what the team has come up with, please make sure you check out the Secret Garden Crafts Blog.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May you be blessed beyond measure!

Hugs,



Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Anything Goes Christmas or Winter Secret Garden Crafts style

Happy Wednesday friends! Today I am coming to you with a Christmas tag I've made for Secret Garden Crafts! I sort of went with a different shape of tag this time but as you will see in a minute, you can't really tell as I have decked that tag all out,lol.  I started out with a cereal box which I cut using the Grad Label 4 by Spellbinders twice and glued them together for stability and added card stock to the back and some gorgeous designer paper by Lemoncraft called Gossamer Blue. You will see that even this paper is not a Christmas paper you can definitely turn it into something Christmas. Have a look

Merry Christmas







Products Used:

Paper: card stock in light blue, Studio Light Winter Memories ephemera, DP Lemoncraft Gossamer Blue

Accessories: 

lace in white, white tulle trim, silver and white Winter picks, glitter reindeer, rhinestone, wooden banner piece (Merry Christmas), blue glitter snowflakes, silver German glass glitter, diamond dust glitter, Spellbinders Grand Labels 4 cutting die, Prima fabric flower (purchased from Craftycity a while back)


Secret Garden Crafts Flowers Used:

Lily flowers in blue tones

Curly Roses - white

Bourbon Roses - blue

This is my tag for today's post. If you like any of the flowers I've used on this tag you can find them at Secret Garden Crafts. Archana is still offering






To see what the rest of the team has come up with please head on over to the Secret Garden Crafts Blog 

There is also a new challenge for the month of December in the Play Creative group on Facebook if you would like to join in. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and visiting with me. It truly means the world to me!

Have a happy crafty day!

Hugs,


Friday, December 8, 2017

Coffee Lovers Winter Blog Hop


Hello and happy Friday friends!Today I am coming to you with a special post. The Secret Garden Crafts Design Team is participating in the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop as part of Crafty City, who is a Super Sponsor over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog for their Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.




 Here is the card that I have come up with for this fun hop






Products Used:

Paper:  Vintage Cream, Frost, Latte, DP Studio Light Winter Memories

Stamp: Studio Light Winter Memories

Inks: Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Tea Dye, Memento Rich Cocoa

Accessories:  

ivory box pleated tulle trim, Venise lace in ivory, snowflake, snowflake picks, various picks, stitched oval cutting die,


Secret Garden Crafts flowers used:

Lily Flowers blue tones

Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms - ivory

Apple Blossoms - ivory

Cottage Roses - blue tones

Cherry Blossoms


This is my Winter themed card for this hop. I hope you like it. Please head on over to see what


   Karen        Martha       Patty     Archana

have come up with.

Since a Blog Hop is always more fun with some prizes, there is a chance on winning some amazing papers from Crafty City over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog.

Here is what you can win


Well, this is it from me for today. Thanks so very much for stopping by. I hope I was able to inspire you.

Have a super creative weekend!

Hugs,



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Secret Garden Crafts style


Happy Hump day sweet friends. Today I am coming to you with a sweet non traditional Christmas card I have created using Secret Garden Crafts flowers. I have also used the super gorgeous paper collection "Sweet Christmas" by Stamperia that is sadly no longer available. Have a look at my card


Christmas





Products used:

Paper: Card stock blush, pink, DP Stamperia Sweet Christmas

Accessories: pink tulle trim, pom pom lace in white, ivory flat back pearl trim, bottle brush tree, pines cones (mini), silver and white Christmas picks, flocked snowflakes, silver German glass glitter, diamond dust glitter, 3D Gel Medium


Secret Garden Crafts flower used:

Sweetheart roses - pink

Mini Sweetheart blossoms

Cherry Blossoms - ivory

Blooming Buds, pink

Tea Roses pink tones


What do you think about this non-traditional Christmas card? I sure hope you like it as much as I do.

To see what the rest of the team has come up with, please head on over to the Secret Garden Crafts Blog.

Archana still has this amazing deal going on, so if you are in need of some beautiful flowers, this is the time to get them.


I would like to thank you for stopping by today. Have a happy and super creative day!

Hugs,


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Secret Garden Crafts Inspiration Post


Happy Hump Day crafty friends! Today I am here to share a tag with you all that I have made for the weekly Secret Garden Crafts inspiration post. This week's theme is "Anything Goes" and that is always fun, as you can create whatever your heart desires. Have a look at my tag


And I Thank.......






Products used:

Paper:
Prima Designer Paper Salvage District, card stock in Stone and white

Accessories:

pink box pleated tulle trim, hand dyed seam binding, tassel lace, ivory flat back pearls, Prima leaf die, pearl picks, pink shimmer color spray, cheesecloth, Label die, computer generated scripture



Secret Garden Crafts flowers used:







This is my tag for today. I hope you like it. You can find all of the flowers used over at Secret Garden Crafts and to top it off, Archana is offering



To see the amazing projects the Design Team has come up with, please check out the Secret Garden Crafts Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate you taking the time to come to visit, it means a lot to me!

Have a happy crafty day!

Hugs,



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Friends Are Special Treasures....

Happy Wednesday friends! Today I am coming to you with a sweet little tag that I have made for Secret Garden Crafts. This week's theme is "Anything Goes" and on those days we can create whatever we would like with one rule, use lots of flowers. Since I love flowers I have no problems using lots of them,lol. Have a look and see for yourself


Friends Are Special Treasures





Secret Garden Crafts flowers used:

Large Gardenias - white

Lily flowers  - mixed blue

Curly Roses - white

Spiral Stamens - blue

Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms - ivory


Other Products used:

Paper: DP Stamperia New England (can be found at Craftycity.com)
            card stock in white, Bodering Blue, Soft Stone

Accessories:

tulle trim ivory, dangle lace ivory, rhinestone heart bling, pearl trim, lace trim white, ivory flat back pearls, leaf die, heart die, "Friendship" stamp set, pearl picks


This is my tag for this week using lots of flowers as you can see. I hope I was able to inspire you to get your flowers out and create something beautiful! I will be back next week with another inspiration post, so I hope you will be back as well.

To see what the rest of the Design team has come up with, please make sure that you check out the Secret Garden Crafts Blog.

Archana has created a new Facebook page just for challenges using Secret Garden Crafts flowers. If you are interested in joining this page, please check out "Play Creative". This is a closed group so you need to send a request to join. This month;'s challenges is to create a "Shabby Chic Thank You" and you have a chance of winning a $15 gift certificate to the Secret Garden Crafts store. Pretty awesome, right? You can add up to three cards, so your chance of winning is increasing. (wink)

I hope to see you there!


Hugs and blessings,


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Let's alter a paintbrush the Secret Garden Crafts style

Happy Wednesday friends! Today I am coming to you with an inspiration post for Secret Garden Crafts. This week the Design Team has created altered paintbrushes and I am here to share with you my take. Have a look and tell me what you think.


Beauty











Products used:

paintbrush, white heavy Gesso, Prima Color Bloom spray in Lime Wedge, rhinestone bling, metal piece bee, word bead "beauty", leaf die, Ripe Avocado card stock, filler, ivory lace, seambinding

Secret Garden Crafts Products Used:

Sweetheart Roses - light ivory

Sweetheart Roses - light mint

Sweetheart Blossoms - ivory

Wild Roses - mint

Prima Vine - Button Vine Fairy Belle

Chrysanthemums - purple mix

I truly hope that I was able to inspire you today not just for the idea to alter a paintbrush, but also to get out your flowers and create something beautiful!

Archana is still offering



Please also make sure that you head on over to the Secret Garden Crafts Blog to see what the rest of the team has created. I promise you, you will love it!

This is it for me for today. Have a wonderful and super creative day!

Hugs,