Monday, November 28, 2016

May your Christmas Glow ...

Good morning! Today's card is inspired by the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #201 that features a stamp from Great Impressions Stamps.


Today's card features the beautiful Christmas Lantern (G393). I absolutely love this stamp ... not only do you get a beautiful image, but you also get the perfect holiday sentiment.

I stamped the Christmas Lantern (G393) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored the image with my Copic Markers. I masked the colored image with post-it notes on each side, then used a dauber to apply Tim Holtz Distress Ink. X-mas Red Stickles was applied to the berries on the holly, and Star Dust Stickles was applied to the snowflakes. Glossy Accents was then added to the lantern.


Challenges entered ...
 - CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #201 (sketch shown below)
 - CAS on Sunday Challenge #97 ~ Christmas
 - Weekly Christmas Card Challenge #50 ~ Anything Goes
 - Allsorts Week 391 Challenge ~ Anything Christmas

Until next week ... Enjoy!











 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Gentle as a Butterfly ...

Good afternoon. I love butterfly stamps and had a lot of fun making today's card that featuring stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps!


Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink I stamped 1 of the 4 butterflies from the Butterflies Are Free Set (538) on my white cardstock and placed one of the sentiment in the center. Using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and a dauber I added the sky background to my design. I then stamped more butterflies, colored them with my Copic Markers, fussy cut them out and popped them on my design. I used cardstock that matched the butterfly colors to create my layered background. The shimmer on the butterflies was created with a Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen.


Challenges entered ...
 - Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #221 ~ Anything Goes
 - Brown Sugar Challenge #226 ~ Anything Goes

We have something exciting happening over at the Rubbernecker Blog. A weekly CONTEST were you can WIN FREE STAMPS, so make sure you hop on over to the Rubbernecker Blog and leave the designers some love!

Until next time ... Enjoy!






Saturday, November 26, 2016

Snow Much Fun ...

Good morning! I'm back today with my final Guest Designer project for the Dare 2B Artzy Blog.


Today’s card features the Penguin Fun Stamp Set (#16221) along with the Penguin Dies (D29).

I stamped one of the three penguins from the set several times using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and Copic Markers were used to color them. Using the coordinating dies I cut out one of the penguins. I fussy cut the other images I colored to create a 3D effect for the hat, scarf, and nose. I put the adorable penguin on the sled which I cut out with the coordinating die.

I ripped white card stock to create my snowy hills. I layered the snowy hills on DP from the D2BA Holly Days Collection Paper Pack. I placed the adorable penguin on his sled without adhering it to see where I wanted to add the sentiment. Once the “snow much fun it is to ride” sentiment was added, I used 3D Foam Tape the place the penguin on his sled. I then applied Crystal Stickles to the snowy hills.


I finished the inside of my card with another penguin and the “warm holiday wishes” sentiment.






  

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving ...

Good afternoon and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my US friends. I created a thank you card for the holidays to share today that features stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps!


I stamped the Cornucopia (978) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and used a variety of Copic Markers to color this beauty. Once done, I decided to fussy cut it out. I stamped the image again and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink to create the gound and sky background, and used thin 3D Foam Squares and a tape runner to paper-piece the Cornucopia on my background.  I don't have any Thanksgiving stamps so I added only part of the Sending You Thanks Sentiment (732-05). After adding my design to my orange cardbase, I added a Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Frame (MFT) to frame my design.


Challenges entered ...
 - Cards in Envy Thank You Card Challenge

We have something exciting happening over at the Rubbernecker Blog. A weekly CONTEST were you can WIN FREE STAMPS, so make sure you hop on over to the Rubbernecker Blog and leave the designers some love!

Until next time ... Enjoy!






Wednesday, November 23, 2016

My Coffee will never ...

Good afternoon. I'm not a coffee drinker but I have a FUN Coffee card to share today that features stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps!


I used the Coffee & Tea Inches (424) to create my background. There are 6-rows of stamps in the Coffee & Tea Inches (424) set ... 3 rows are about tea and 3 rows are about coffee. So I cut the rows apart and using only the coffee rows, I stamped them with Ranger Coffee Archival Ink to create my background. Once done, I used MFT Prcd Rectangle STAX dies to cut the background up, and applied Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edges. I layered all of the pieces on Toffee cardstock, and added it to my white cardstock which I distressed.

I stamped the Bright Side Sentiment (821-01) with Ranger Coffee Archival Ink, cut it out with an MFT Hzd Stitched Strips die, applied the distress ink, and layered it on the Toffee cardstock. A couple 3D Foam Squares were added to the center of the sentiment, and attached with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

Challenges entered ...
 - Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge 221 ~ Anything Goes
 - Additcted to Stamps Challenge #136 ~ Die Cuts/Punches with a stamp

We have something exciting happening over at the Rubbernecker Blog. A weekly CONTEST were you can WIN FREE STAMPS, so make sure you hop on over to the Rubbernecker Blog and leave the designers some love!

Until next time ... Enjoy!






Saturday, November 19, 2016

Christmas Thank You card ...

Good morning! I'm back again with another project as a a Guest Designer for the Dare 2B Artzy Blog.


Today’s Thank You card features the Tis the Season Stamp Set (#16229) along with the Ornament Die Set (D26). I started by stamping one of the ornaments from the set onto white cardstock three times with Memento Cottage Ivy Ink, and then cut each ornament out with the coordinating die. The dies are so easy to use and only the smallest amount of the white cardstock was visible once done. Using a dauber I went around the edges of the ornaments with my ink to get rid of the white. A Gold Marker was used to color in the poinsettias on each of the ornaments, and a Silver Marker was used for the hanging portion of the ornament.

The ornaments were hung by string on top of each other going down the side of the DP from D2BA using 3D Foam Tape. I cut out five thank you sentiments from white cardstock using one of my dies, glued them together with Tombow Mono-Liquid All Purpose Glue, colored the sentiment with the Silver Marker, and added it to my design. To even out the distribution on my card 3 Silver Enamel Dots were added. My design was then adhered to the card base with 3D Foam Tape.


Challenges entered ...
 - Brown Sugar Challenge #225 ~ Anything Goes
 - Winter Wonderland Challenge ~ Poinsettias or Snow is Falling (Poinsettia Ornaments)
 - PCC Challenge #6 ~ CAS Thank You
 - Double D Challenge ~ Traditional Christmas Colors (Red, Green, and White ... Gold is Optional)
 - HLS November Challenge ~ Anything Goes with Dies
 - Pink and Main Challenge #15 ~ Thankful/Gratitude

Until next time ... Enjoy!






  

Monday, November 14, 2016

You are in my thoughts ...

Good morning! I have a friendship card to share today featuring stamp from Great Impressions Stamps.


Dreamy Gracie (H256) and the Thoughts Sentiment (B176) were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I pulled out my Copic Markers to color this lovely, along with a White Gelly Roll Pen. I then applied Tim Holtz Distress Ink for the sky and ground.


Challenges entered ...
 - Less is More Challenge #302 ~ One Layer
 - Brown Sugar Challenge #224 ~ Anything Goes

Until next week ... Enjoy!










Sunday, November 13, 2016

Cabin Scenery ...

Good afternoon. I created a scenic card to share today that features stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps!


To create my Cabin Scenery I used one of the cabins, along with some trees and rocks from the Cause a Scene #2 Moose Set (KKCSS002) and RN Watercolor Paper. I stamped the cabin with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink. I masked the cabin before stamping the trees with a variety of Tim Holtz Distress Inks. Next, I applied a variety of Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Marvy LePlume Markers to my palette and colored the image with a paint brush and water. Instead of having snowy hills I used a couple markers and added dots to create a gravel look. I also stamped some rocks around the trees, but its a little hard to see.

Once my scene was dry, I layered it on my background and applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges.


This Cause a Scene #2 Moose Set (KKCSS002) come with so many great images ... 2 different cabins, 5 different trees, 4 moose, a rabbit, beaver, and 2 rock formations. There are so many options for creating with them.

Challenges entered ...
 - Fashionable Stamping Challenge #117 ~ Tis the Season (Autumn or Winter)
 - Crafty Calendar Nov Challenge ~ Autumn Colours

We have something exciting happening over at the Rubbernecker Blog. A weekly CONTEST were you can WIN FREE STAMPS, so make sure you hop on over to the Rubbernecker Blog and leave the designers some love!

Until next time ... Enjoy!






Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Papertry Ink Kraft and CutCardStock Moroccan Cocoa

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Sweater Weather ...

Good morning! Today I have the pleasure of announcing that I am a Guest Designer for the Month of November over at the Dare 2B Artzy Blog.


Today’s card features the Penguin Fun Stamp Set (#16221) along with the Penguin Dies (D29). I love penguins so this set caught my attention immediately, and I just had to play with them. 

I stamped one of the three penguins from the set several times using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and Copic Markers were used to color them. Using the coordinating dies I cut out one of the penguins. I then fussy cut out each section of the “ugly sweater” and layered them back together using my Xyron Sticker Maker. Just so you have an idea what I’m talking about … you have the full sweater plus bow-tie, next is the sweater and bow (no sleeves), with the final portion just being the bow-tie. This adds a little more dimension to the card that is more noticeable in person because you can feel the texture.

I put the adorable penguin on some icebergs. I positioned and stamped the bottom iceberg on my card, and added the Sweater Weather Sentiment at the same time with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then stamped two more icebergs and cut one out with the coordinating die, and fussing cut the second one as I only wanted a portion of the iceberg. Color was added with my Copic Markers. Tumbled Glass Distress Ink was added above the iceberg on my card, and then using 3D Foam Squares I added the other icebergs and the adorable penguin to my card. 



The penguins in this set are so adorable, and I look forward to creating more projects with them.

Challenges entered ...
 - Addicted to Stamps Challenge #219 ~ CAS
 - C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #389 ~ Winter
 - Creative Knockouts Challenge #167 ~ Outdoor Fun

Until next time ... Enjoy!







Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Create a Garden ...

Good afternoon. I created a lovely basket full of flowers to share today featuring stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps!


I pulled out my Create a Garden Set 1 #512 that I purchased several years ago at the Scrapbook Expo. I love the baskets and variety of flowers you get in this set. Using Ranger Coffee Archival Ink I stamped the basket on RN Watercolor Paper, and colored it using a variety of Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Marvey LePlumme Markers. Once dry, I masked off the basket and then added the flowers, and leaves to the basket. The butterflies were stamped with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink and colored in. I added a table under the basket, which I've heard is called grounding, and then added the blue sky background.

I created a CAS background using Graphic 45 Botanical Teas Solid DP and added my water-colored design with 3D Foam Tape. Using one of the stamps from the Freehand Line Set #901 I added the dots along each of the corners with Coffee ink. I pulled out the Sending You Thanks Sentiment #732-05 and added it to the right hand corner. The sentiment is a perfect match for the Create a Garden Set 1 #512.


Challenges entered ...
 - Crafty Calendar November Challenge ~ Autumn Colors
 - AAA Cards Game #77 ~ Thanks/Thanksgiving
 - Dragonfly Dreams Challenge ~ Autumnal Colours

We have something exciting happening over at the Rubbernecker Blog. A weekly CONTEST were you can WIN FREE STAMPS, so make sure you hop on over to the Rubbernecker Blog and leave the designers some love!

Until next time ... Enjoy!







Sunday, November 6, 2016

Forever Friends ...

Good morning! It's time for a New Monthly Challenge over at the Great Impressions Blog. This months Challenge is Anything Goes with an Inspiration Photo, and there is an awesome Prize for the Winner.


My card features the adorable Forever Friends (G498) stamp. Using Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, I stamped the image on watercolor paper. Using a variety of Marvey LePlumme Markers, I applied the ink to my pallet and colored the image using a paintbrush and water.

I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder on the card, tied a blue ribbon I recycled around the card, and then using 3D Foam Tape I added the adorable girls to my design. Speaking of design, my card was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketch # 261 (shown below).


I hope you'll check out our Monthly Challenge, and play along. If you use Great Impressions Stamps make sure you also link up to our Customer Gallery.







Products not listed above: 
 - Cardstock: Papertry Ink Vintage Cream, CCS Navy



Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Just a Note to Say ...

Good morning! It's the first of the month, and that means a New Challenge over at the House of Cards starts today. This month we have a Theme/Color Challenge for you ... Lots of Layers and/or use the Colors in our Inspiration Photo to create your project this month. 



I combined the challenges by using the colors and adding lots of layers.


Today's card focuses on the sentiment which is from the Papertry Ink Wonderful Words: Hello Mini stamp set. I used one of the 7 smaller sentiment stamps in the set plus the big hello for my focal point. Memento Rich Cocoa Ink was used to stamp the full sentiment on Papertry Ink Vintage Cream cardstock. I used the solid colors from My Mind's Eye Fancy That DP for the background, and layers. To make my card a little more feminine I added some LeCreme Swirls Finesse Pearls from Want 2 Scrap under the sentiment.

This card will be heading out to one of my dearest friends and was inspired by the Atlantic Heart Sketch #184. I also love that even though I added layers the card is still clean and simple, which makes for easy mailing.

Challenges entered ...
 - Atlantic Heart Sketch #184 (shown below)
 - Addicted to Stamps Challenge #134 ~ Lots of Layers
 - Just Us Girls Challenge #367 ~ Wild Card Week (focus on the sentiment)

Until Next time ... Enjoy!