Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Christmas Angel


Before I added the sentiment.

 Hello!  Today I have a CAS card using Gold Metallic and White Washi Tape and a Black strip that I heat embossed with Black EP on Scor-Tape.  The angel was stamped and heat embossed with Gold Metallic EP and then fussy cut to attach to card.  This stamp was from a magazine freebie. Finished with a Gold Embossed "Alleluia" using an old Flourishes Stamp.
Challenges:
Shopping Our Stash:#382 Washi-Washi-Washi
CAS on Friday: Challenge #146 Use Washi Tape on your card.
TIME OUT Challenges: #123 Black + White  + one Color (Used gold)
CAS(E) this Sketch: #298 Shown below.



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Monday, November 26, 2018

Playing with Glitter

 Hello!  I am not one to use glitter very often.  In fact, I try to avoid it all together because of the mess.  But after seeing some cards covered completely with glitter, I had to give it a try.  I used tree stamps from Gina K Designs Northwoods 2 set that I stamped with Versamark on Navy CS and heat embossed with Silver EP. I then used double side adhesive paper on the panel and added Crystal Glitter to cover the entire area. Used a Swiffer dust cloth to clean up the mess. Placed the shiny scene on a Silver CS mat and the a Navy card base.  Finished with a Hero Arts sentiment stamped with Silver EP on  die cut of white CS.
I made a second card with the same tree stamps, Silver embossing powder, and Navy CS but without the glitter.  I added snow with Liquid Pearls and edged the panel with Silver Metallic Pen before attaching to a white card base.  The sentiment from a magazine freebie was heat embossed with Silver EP.
Challenges:
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Baby It's Cold Outside.
Sweet Stamping: Whatever the Weather
Allsorts Challenge: Week 495 Inspired by a Song.  My song-Let It Snow
Just Add Ink: #435 Photo Inspiration shown below

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Christmas Poinsettias

 Hello!  I created this card using some patterned paper from my stash, a poinsettia die, circle dies, and a Gina K Design stamp.   I did not have any dark green cardstock so I used white CS and colored the areas shown beneath the pattern with Green Copic.  Finished with a green satin ribbon bow and a white enamel dot. Used the sketch #480 from Tuesday Morning Sketches for my design.
Other Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #413 Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: All about using Patterned Paper

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Candy Cane Ornament

 Hello!  I was playing Tic-Tac-Toe at The House That Stamps Built and created this Christmas Card using Repeat Impressions stamps from the Snow Globe Series.  I used the diagonal row of Sponging, Texture, and Twine-- I sponged the white card base with DOI Fired Brick before attaching a mat of red CS and the ornament,  but it almost looks like a solid cardstock  in the photo.  The texture is from the heat embossed sentiment, the heat embossed candy canes,  and the metallic gold die cut circle.  I was attempting to create an ornament with the Candy Cane edged in gold,  but it almost looks like one of those ornaments made with a Mason Jar lid.  Finished with a Red Metallic Twine and Bow to hang the ornament.

Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge:Week #494 CAS Christmas
The Paper Players: PP 419 CAS Sweet Treats
The House That Stamps Built: Challenge Tic-Tac-Toe N1418
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Tis the Season

Hello!  I made this CAS Christmas card with a digital image of Vintage Santa from Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas series.  I printed it in black and white and colored with Copics and a White Marker.  Stamped with GKD sentiment. Used a Dark Green card base.

Challenge:
Cards In Envy: Santa Baby Card
CAS Christmas: November Challenge Santa







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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Santa on the Move

 Hello!  Playing with the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches to create this Christmas card using a digital image from Dearie Dolls Digis.  I used the colored version of Santa driving a card that I printed and framed with a diamond shaped frame of red CS. I used a pattern paper for the background and a red card base.  Added texture and snow with Stickles, Liquid Pearls and Snow Marker.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.
Challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch # 479

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Winter Wonderland

Hello!  I have had an idea  for the challenge at The Library for awhile since the photo was posted on October 28 but never executed until this morning.  I had immediately thought of an old stamp of a winter scene  that would tie in with the book The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.  My card depicts the entrance into the snowy winter forest of Narnia with a lamppost. This is where the 4 children find the lion, the rightful ruler and king of Narnia, who I included in my card. 
I stamped the Winter Scene stamp (Mark's Finest Papers Ice & Snow) on white card stock with DOI Frayed Burlap and added snow and glitter with a couple different Stickles, Liquid Pearls. and a Snow Marker.  The crystal stickles gave a golden glow to the trees and snow.  I wanted to have a feel of fantasy to the scene.  The lamppost was stamped with a Hero Arts stamp and the sentiment was from MFP set Ice and Snow. Added the fussy cut lion that I printed from Silhouette with My Cameo.  Other supplies: Versamark Ink, Gold EP, Metallic Gold CS(base), Memento Black Ink, Yellow Copic. 
Challenges:
613 Avenue Create: Challenge #215 Anything Goes with Optional Twist Christmas/Winter.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says All That Glitters is Gold. Gold Sparkle added with Crystal Stickles, Gold EP, Gold Pen, Gold Metallic Card Stock.
Make My Monday Challenge: #84 Winter Foliage. Used winter trees. 
Fab n Funky Challenge: #416 With an Animal
The Library Challenge: #19 The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Graphic below. Inspired by the snowy scene on the cover and the story.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Thanksgiving Modern Grid

Welcome to the studio.  Today I have a Grid Card for the  Modsquad Challenge- make a modern grid on your background.  The header for the challenge said "Floral" but the challenge did not call for this to be a floral card? This is my first attempt to make this type card where you draw grid lines skipping over the focal image.  I decided to go with a Thanksgiving theme for my card.  I used only Gina K Stamps, actually used stamps from 9 different GKD sets.  I used pumpkins as my focus and included fall items pinecone, acorn, caterpillar, and abstract designs and some doodles as well. Colored with Copics, Memento inks, and DOI.  It took longer to find the stamps that I used than to make the card. Finished with some Dewdrops.
The GKD sets that I used: Always Autumn, Seasonal Sentiments, Holiday Wreath Builder, Tiny Textures, A Year Of Flowers, A Year of Leaves, Buds & Vases, Candles & Cake, Gifts of the Sea.

Other Challenges:
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Thanks/Thanksgiving
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says Thanks/Thanksgiving
Always Fun Challenges: #84 Pumpkins

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Watercolor Wonder

Hello!  This CAS Christmas card was made by stamping a Penny Black  Poinsettia stamp with DOI Candied Apple on watercolor paper and coloring with a water brush using DOI. I stamped the Penny Black sentiment with Black ink.  Stamps all from PB Celebrate the Wonder Collection. Simply finished with a mat and card base of red card stocks.
Challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Anything Goes with Optional 'Anything But a Card"
Happy Little Stampers: November Christmas Challenge Anything Goes Optional Twist CAS
Allsorts Challenge: #493 Poppies and/or the Color Red
CAS on Friday: Challenge 145 Make a card to Brighten Someone's Day
CAS Watercolor: November Challenge Christmas Florals and Greenery



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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Warm Winter Wishes

Hello! Back with more Buttons.  This time I have created a holiday card with a Button Snowman.  I created a background with Blue CS stamped and embossed with Silver Snowflakes( GKD stamps).  Trimmed White CS to make a snowy hill that I stamped and embossed with Warm Winter Wishes (GKD stamp) and added some Frosted Lace stickles for a bit of sparkle. The Snowman is 2 buttons from my button stash, backed with black cardstock scrap, topped with a hat that I drew and fussy cut, and wrapped with a warm scarf of ribbon.  Used a White card base to finish.  Fun card to build!
Challenges:
ABC Christmas: W for Wishes
 The Paper Girls Challenge: #163 Do you want to build a Snowman?
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes as long as it is Christmas Optional Theme Use a button, two, or more.
The Ribbon Girl: November Challenge Anything Goes with ribbon
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge #555 Snowflakes 
Double D Challenges: Wishes are Possible. Sending winter wishes with blue and white theme.




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Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?


Hello! Yes I have the button, lots of buttons.  I decided to add some to a card and this is what I came up with...a Christmas card featuring hanging ornaments.  I stamped the holly leaves on White CS, drew some strings with Gold Pen, and glued on 5 Red buttons from my large button stash. Finished with a Ribbon, Pattern Paper, Red Velvet card base, and sentiment.  Stamps from GKD. SU Red Ink.

Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes as long as it is Christmas Optional Theme Use a button, two, or more.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: November always about using Patterned Paper. 
The Ribbon Girl: November Challenge Anything Goes with Ribbon
Merry Little Christmas Challenge: MLCCB#4 November Anything Christmas Goes(#2)

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Beary Christmas Wishes


Hello!  As you may know, I love Teddy Bears and love to make cards featuring them.  The challenge at The House That Stamps Built was right up "my alley" - the theme is Bear Hugs.   I made this Christmas card using Repeat Impressions stamp Bear Hug that I stamped on a white panel with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Chestnut EP.  Not sure why I did not just stamp with brown ink?  Anyway, I then colored with Copics and textured the bear fur on the larger one with a piece of terry cloth and Copic Colorless Blender ink. Made him a very fuzzy bear.  I heat embossed the stylized star (from a magazine freebie) and Repeat Impressions sentiment with Versamark ink and Gold EP.  Edged the image with Pilot Metallic Gold marker and placed on Red Velvet card base.
Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: DCC117 Bear Hugs
Retro Rubber: Challenge 99 Anything Goes. I have had the bear stamp since 2013 or maybe longer.




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Friday, November 9, 2018

Winter Flower


Hello!  Poinsettia is one of my favorite holiday flowers and I have a lot of stamps of this flower.  I used  a  stamp from Penny Black for this card.  I stamped the image with DOI on watercolor paper and colored with DOI with a water brush. Distressed the edges with the DOI.  Used Yellow Pearl Shimmering card stock for the  die cut words and card base. The shimmer of the CS does not show well in the photo. Added dots with Gold Liquid Pearls.
Challenges:
CAS Watercolor: November Challenge Christmas Florals and/or Greenery
The Flower Challenge: #26 A Special Occasion
Happy Little Stampers: November Challenge Christmas Anything Goes with Optional Twist CAS
Happy Little Stampers: November Challenge Any Thing Goes with Dies. Used GKD and Cheery Lynn Dies.
Daring Cardmakers Cards: Winter Flowers and Foliage
Always Fun Challenges: #83 Watercolor



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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Christmas Lights and Trees


Hello!  My card today was inspired by the challenge from Tuesday Morning Sketches shown below.  I immediately thought of a stamp of  String of Christmas Lights by Alys Paterson from a Quick Card freebie set.  I stamped the lights twice on the corner of the panel of Red Striped pattern using DOI  Lucky Clover and heat embossed with Clear EP.  Colored the lights with red and green Nuvo Drops and Gold Liquid Pearls.  The tree stamps used on the white panel were from the same set....stamped and water colored in the same ink and did accents with Gold and Red Metallic markers.  Finished with sentiment from stash, red glittery twine,  and card base of striped paper. Patterns from DCWV Christmas Basics Pad.
Challenges:
 Tuesday Morning Sketches: #478 Sketch
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: November always about using Patterned Paper
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: 410  Anything Goes as Long as it's Christmas-Optional Theme Use some Glitter.  Some shine in my Twine and Lights.
Addicted to Stamps Challenge: #168 Anything Goes with The Option Use Ribbon.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Simple Christmas Tree

 Welcome!  Today my card features a tree stamp by Penny Black from Wonder Collection (a 2014 freebie).  I love the simple design of this tree that I stamped with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink and added the sentiment(same set) with red ink. Then added a gold metal star brad.  I trimmed the panel and layered on a Die Cut Rectangle from Red CS and then a Striped Patterned Paper(DCWV Christmas Basics) and a White card base.
Challenges:
Retro Rubber Challenge: #99 Anything Goes. Stamps used from 2014 freebie.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Theme is Trees
Stamping Sensations: November Challenge Get Ready For Christmas

I also made a couple of Christmas tags with the same stamps and added Red Berry Nuvo Crystal Drops to decorate the trees.  Narrow green satin ribbons added to finish the tags. 
Challenge:
Penny  Black Saturday Challenge: November Challenge Anything Goes Optional 'Anything but a Card'

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Gingerbread on Kraft

Hello! Today I am using some old stamps from Gina K Designs First Christmas set(2009).  I stamped the Gingerbread and Sentiment on Kraft CS with Versamark ink and heat embossed with White EP.  Colored in the GB with Copics to darken a bit and add Red Highlights. Inked the edges with red to give a bit of handmade look.  Attached to Pattern Paper (Paper Sweeties pad) and then a White card base, Used Wickerweave EF to add texture to pattern and Kraft layers.
Challenges:
Modsquad Challenge:  Color on Kraft.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: November-Always about using Patterned Paper
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: November challenge Gingerbread
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge #554 Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: Christmas Challenge Anything Goes Option Twist CAS



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Load of Pumpkins

Hello!  I have been playing with the Truck die from Cheapo Dies and a Leafy Tree embossing folder Darice to create this fall card.   I embossed the tree on a panel of white CS and then colored the raised areas with Distress Oxide inks using foam ink pods( see pic below). Also embossed a gravel road on the panel and colored with Copics.  Die cut the Truck from Grey Blue CS and scraps. Stamped Pumpkins with 3 different stamps (GKD, SU, and Hero Arts ) on Orange CS with Memento Potter's Clay ink and fussy cut.  Filled the truck with pumpkins and popped up on the card background.  One pumpkin rolled out and landed by the tree.  Decided the truck was from a farm called "Life is Good" (GKD Stamp) and stamped that on the door. Also a Black bird landed in the tree above the truck (Stamp from Inkadinkado).  Used a Pumpkin Spice CS for the card base. 
Challenges:
The Card Concept: Challenge #101 Rustic Fall Photo Inspiration below
Die Cuttin Divas: #393 Anything Goes.  Used truck die cut from Cheapo Dies
Die Cut Divas: November Challenge Anything Goes
CAS Mix Up Challenge: November Challenge Embossing Folder  + Stamping + Your Choice. Used foam pod to ink raised area of EF, Fussy Cuts, Die Cuts, and Stamping


Foam Pods
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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Using a Embossing Folder in a Different Way

Hello!  I was playing with an embossing folder and distress oxide inks to create this Monochromatic card that fits several challenges.  I inked up the Chevron EF by Darice with DOI Fired brick and ran through my Big Shot with white cardstock.  I trimmed this panel and inked the edges with the same ink and placed on a White Panel and then a card base of GKD Faded Brick CS.  With stamps and dies from GKD Merry & Bright set and the Fired Brick ink, , I created 2 flowers that I attached to the front of the card along with a sentiment stamped on a strip of White CS. Finished with some white Enamel Dots.

Since I had some ink embossed panels leftover, I created another card which is more CAS since it has more white space but I used the same supplies in making this card but used Gold Gems instead of Enamel Dots and added some die cut green leaves.
Challenges:
Stamp TV: Monthly Mix challenge MMC112018 Make a Monochromatic Christmas card.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas: #393 Anything Goes. Used Gina K Designs Dies for Flowers and Leaves.
City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 46 Zig-a-Zag-Ah
613 Avenue Create: Challenge #215 Anything Goes with Optional Twist Christmas/Winter
CAS Mixup Card Challenge: November challenge Embossing Folder + Stamping + Your choice.
                      Used DOI to ink Embossing Folder, Stamping, Die Cuts, Bling. Sentiment was heat embossed with clear EP.




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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Square Card for Christmas


Welcome!  Today I have created a square card for Christmas using Gina K Designs stamps from Holiday Wreath Builder.  Supplies used: White, White Glossy, Grass Green, and Red Velvet CS's, Memento Inks, Nuvo Drops Berry Red, Gold Liquid Pearls, Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Dies,  Cuttlebug Polka Dots EF.
Challenges:
Stamp TV:   Release Party Challenge NOVREL2018 Make a Square Card.
Dies R Us Challenge: November Challenge 108 Use a Stitched Die. Used Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #316 Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #410 Anything Goes with optional theme Glitter.
Die Cuttin Divas: Challenge #393 Anything Goes





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Friday, November 2, 2018

Made from Leftovers and More

 Hello!  Today I have one of those cards that just evolved from pieces I had in my stash beginning with some scraps of patterned papers, a die cut word of gold metallic CS, a wooden ornament embellishment, and the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I began by painting the wooden bell with markers and setting aside to dry. I cut the circle from a  red embossed scrap and backed it with the green scrap.  Trimmed the words from a patterned paper scrap.  Assembled all the elements on a panel of  patterned paper and a background of Ivory CS embossed with Argyle EF.  And ended up with another Christmas card.
Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: November always about using Patterned Paper
613 Avenue Create: Challenge #214 Anything Goes with optional twist use something wooden. Used wooden embellishment.
Tuesday Morning Sketches: # 477 shown below

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