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Frances Byrne

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Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge – April

April 18, 2017

Hi everyone,

It’s the third Tuesday in April and that means it is time for the Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge.

Our challenge this month is “Inside and Out” – We often decorate the front of our card and do nothing on the inside of the card. For our challenge this month let’s decorate the inside to coordinate with the front.

For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 gift card to use on our website to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What is your favorite or most-used sentiment when creating a card?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, April 21, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the designer’s name under each card to be taken to the designer’s blog post and will open up in a new window.

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Pop it Ups Wednesday With

Pop it Ups Wednesday with Frances – Steampunk Birthday

April 12, 2017

Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here, and it’s my turn to post a tutorial today for Pop it Ups Wednesday. This time around I decided to pull out my steampunk themed dies and stamps, combined with the Oval Pull Card and Jinks the Monkey, to create a birthday card. I have to admit that steampunk is a little out of my comfort zone, but it can be fun to play with something in ways that aren’t what I normally do. 

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Follow Your Dreams

April 10, 2017

Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here, and it’s my turn to post a tutorial for the Coloring Design Team. Today I decided to play with the Krista Schneider Dreamers stamp & die sets and the Joset Designs Dream Sentiments that work so well with the Dreamers stamp set. 

As I couldn’t decided which of the cute animals to use from the stamp set to make my card, I decided to use a simple design and make three cards – one with each of the animals (dog, cat and fox). There are also three smaller images that fit inside the thought bubble included in the stamp set, so I used one for each animal. All three cards are exactly the same, I just changed the colors, the animal, and what they’re dreaming about.

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Announcements

Winner Glittery Backgrounds Giveaway

April 7, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for all your comments on our Glittery Backgrounds Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge. We enjoyed reading about your favorite ways to use Silk Microfine Glitters.

Our three winners of the “Glittery Backgrounds” Giveaway are:

Dalyce Mangum
Crystal Williams
Teresa Somoza-Raz

each of the winners will receive three 1/2 oz containers of Silk Microfine Glitter in the colors of their choice.

Congratulations to you all! Please email us at Frances@ecraftdesigns.com to collect your prize! Don’t forget to let me know which three colors of Silk Microfine Glitter you would like to receive.

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Sweet Fun

April 6, 2017

Hi everyone,

It’s my turn to post a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team. I love making cards that are a little different from the normal square or rectangular cards. Today I have used the Fishtail Borders die set from Els van de Burgt Studio to add a fishtail edge to my card. To decorate my card I used dies from Joset Designs and A Way With Words.

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Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge – April

April 4, 2017

Hi everyone,

It’s the first Tuesday in April, time for the Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge.

Our challenge this month is “Glittery Backgrounds” – add Silk Microfine Glitter in some way when creating the background for your card. 

Our Design Team have some wonderful ideas on how to create Glittery Backgrounds for you today. Make sure you check their individual blog posts for information on the technique they used. Elizabeth Craft Designs also has many videos on their YouTube channel using Silk Microfine Glitter, including more backgrounds and plenty of other ideas.

For our challenge today we are giving away three 1/2 oz containers of Silk Microfine Glitter in the colors of your choice to three lucky winners.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What is your favorite technique to use with Silk Microfine Glitter?

Winners will be selected in a random drawing.

The winners’ names will be announced on Friday, April 7 here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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Announcements

Winner Fabulous Flowers Giveaway

March 24, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for all your comments on our Fabulous Flowers Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge. It definitely felt like Spring, reading your descriptions on what your favorite Springtime flowers were … such a beautiful bouquet!

 

Our three winners of the “Fabulous Flowers” Giveaway are:

Dorothy Knapp
Linda Douglas
Dorris Moore

each of the winners will receive the following:  Joset Designs Pinwheel; Els van de Burgt Flower Cluster 1; Susan’s Garden Tulip 2; Suzanne Cannon A Way with Stencils -Butterfly Kaleidoscope Stencil; Krista Schneider Spring Blooms Stamp & Die set and ModaScrap Happy Flowers.

Congratulations to you all! Please email us at Frances@ecraftdesigns.com to collect your prize!

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Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge – March

March 21, 2017

Hi everyone,

It is time for our Coloring Design Team March Designer Challenge. Our challenge this month is Fabulous Florals – Spring is upon us, so let’s see those flowers on our cards this month.

For today’s challenge we are giving away a “Fabulous Flowers” pack to 3 winners. The winners will receive the following:  Joset Designs Pinwheel; Els van de Burgt Flower Cluster 1; Susan’s Garden Tulip 2; Suzanne Cannon A Way with Stencils -Butterfly Kaleidoscope Stencil; Krista Schneider Spring Blooms Stamp & Die set and ModaScrap Happy Flowers.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: “What is your favorite springtime flower?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing. 
The winners will be announced on Friday, March 24 here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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Happy Easter Penny Slider

March 13, 2017

Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here today with a tutorial for the Coloring Design Team. With Easter only a month away I thought it would be fun to create an Easter Card using the Krista Schneider Woodland Pals stamp set and coordinating dies. There is a cute little rabbit in this set, making it perfect for Easter.

As you can see, I decided to create a Penny Slider card using Joset Designs Sliders and Spinners die set. It is optional as to whether you use pennies or cardboard circles for the spinner mechanism, however the weight of the pennies does make the image spin and slide better. Instead of a coin, substitute a metal washer. (Cover the hole in the washer with cardstock.)

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