Saturday, December 15, 2018

Season to Sparkle - All Dressed Up Challenge

Hi there!  I don't know about you but I'm starting to feel the pressure of Christmas although I'm really not sure why.  We will be away for a few days so I didn't decorate or bake and I have all the shopping done but I guess it's something we go through every year.
A new challenge begins today at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog and the theme is always Anything Goes with the only rule to enter being you use an All Dressed Up image.  If you don't have any, they can be can either be purchased at the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop or by downloading one of several cute freebies offered on the blog.
For my card, I decided to use the Season to Sparkle image from last month's release and I loved this image from the moment I saw it.  I only wish I looked that good poured into a glass!
Be sure to head on over to the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog where you can see all kinds of inspiration from the rest of the girls on the team.  Join us for some fun and wonderful creations at the Facebook Fan PageFacebook Challenge (there is a theme for this one) and there's also a Pinterest page to view some more gorgeousness.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Copics:
Dress - B24, B23, B21
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000 
Hair -  E59, E57, E55, E53, E50
Sash - T7. T5, T3
Glass - T3, T1, T0; BG10
Supplies:
Stamp -  All Dressed Up Season to Sparkle 
Dies - Simon Says Stamp You're a Star
Misc - White Gel Pen, Spica Gold Pen

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Dachshunds - Gerda Steiner Designs

Hi there and I hope all is well with you.
Today's card is my second post as guest designer with Gerda Steiner Designs and I was lucky enough to be given the cute Dachshunds clear stamp set to use.  Love these pups, especially the one with the flying ears... I keep looking at those ears and smiling.  Then I try to spell 'dachshunds' and have to look it up every time!  
There is a Dachshunds coordinating die set for these dogs but I do not have it so I used scissors to cut around the ones in the windows and the one chasing his tail is stamped.
The splatter was done with an old toothbrush and diluted Frayed Burlap distress ink.
Thanks for dropping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Dogs - E37, E35, E33, E31
Supplies:
Stamps - Dachshunds
Dies - MFT In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares STAX
Misc -  Frayed Burlap distress ink, enamel dots

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Reindeer Christmas - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi and welcome!  Here we are and how did it get to be November already?  I'll probably wonder how that happened in every post... but really, where did the rest of the year go?
For today's card, I used the pretty Reindeer stamp and die from Elizabeth Craft Designs except that I masked off the moon to stamp and colour it separately because I wanted it outside the circle.
Tic toc, tic toc... the crunch is on for the last of the holiday cards and will I get them done?  hahahah... not likely!
Be sure to also pop the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family fan page to see what the rest of the team have created.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Elizabeth Craft Design Supplies:
CS107 Reindeer Stamp
1581 Reindeer Die
1526 Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Circles
1577 Christmas Kids Die for the stars
CS101 Classic Christmas Sentiments

Friday, December 7, 2018

Christmas Bauble - All Dressed Up

Hi there and welcome to the new release at All Dressed Up which is now available and each one of the four images is super cute. I was given the Christmas Bauble digi and I'm not going to lie, getting those baubles highlighted was a big task.  I've not been very motivated with cardmaking lately so I really had to apply myself and it's not perfect but I am happy with the end result.  Here's a snap of the four new digi stamps which are available at the All Dressed Up Etsy shop for purchase now.
When finished colouring the image, I added some Star Dust Stickles to the wings and then used a gold Spica pen for the lines on the bauble.  The sentiment is from a digi shop called Pink Petticoat and she had the loveliest sentiments and sweet images.  She's since opened again and is now called The Lovely Studio but I'm not sure the sentiment set is in there yet as I cannot locate a search button and haven't had time to go through the shop yet.
Hope you are finished or close to for the last of those Christmas cards and tags!  I have one more card to do for the All Dressed Up challenge on the 15th and then some quick tags and I will be done.
Be sure to visit the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog  to see what else was created by the team for this release.  While you are there, take a peek at the current challenge where the theme at the is always Anything Goes with the only rule to enter being you use an All Dressed Up image.  If you don't have any, they can be can either be purchased at the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop or downloading one of several cute freebies offered on the blog.
Join us for some fun and wonderful creations at the Facebook Fan PageFacebook Challenge (there is a theme for this one) and there's also a Pinterest page to view some more gorgeousness.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Copics:
Bauble - BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10; E42, E41, T3, T1; Y28, Y26, Y23
Wings - R83, R81, E51, E50
Dress - R89, R85, R83, R81
Supplies:
Image - All Dressed Up Christmas Bauble 
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat Heartfelt Christmas Sentiments 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Santa's Elves - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi there and I hope you are doing well.
How's the Christmas cards coming along?  I'm getting close but as usual, I won't get them all done.  Seems like the closer it gets to Christmas, the odds of everyone getting a handmade card get less and less.  This is a fun card using the Elves stamp from Elizabeth craft Designs... such funny little guys!
It's easy to create and there is a tutorial here over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog on how I made it.  
Be sure to pop the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, to see lovely inspiration and tutorials by the rest of the team  and then on over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook fan page to see plenty more creations.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Friday, November 30, 2018

Mouse With Phone - Gerda Steiner Designs



Hi there and I hope you are well.
For today's card,  I used the cutesie Mouse with Phone digi stamp from Gerda Steiner Designs and I am so pleased to say I have been asked to do some guest design spots on the blog.  I have always liked these sweet stamps so another chance to use them is bonus!
Now I'm not fond of mice at all... nope, just don't like them but this one is very cute.  The card worked up quite quickly because it's only the mouse and can requiring colour and I used the dotty technique with my Copics.  The scalloped edges are Lawn Fawn's Puffy Cloud die and the tag is a Papertrey Ink die.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Mouse - T7, T5, T3, T1, T0, R20
Can C7, C5, C4, V28
Stamp & Sentiment - Gerda Steiner Mouse With Phone
Dies - Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags, Lawn Fawn Puffy Clouds Border 

Rubbernecker Stamps & Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop


This is a fun day because the Rubbernecker Stamps design team has been invited to join the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for a blog hop which runs November 30, 2018 - December 07, 2018 and the theme is (of course) Coffee Fall/Winter.  The Fall/Winter blog hop needs an Ethel who is such a grand, sassy and cheeky gal - those hairy legs just crack me up and some of us will remember the pink foam curlers.  Be sure to pop on over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop and follow along, there is great bunch of projects to check out plus an amazing number of sponsors and prizes. 
This card was quite simple to make.  I stamped 74-08 Ethel With Coffee and the 1052-16 All Come Out Now sentiment and then coloured the image with Copic markers.  There's also a coordinating die (74-08D Edna with Coffee Die) which goes with Ethel but I haven't used it here.  When finished colouring, I rubbed in some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, added some enamel dots, added Glossy Accents to her glasses and it's finished.


Be sure to check out the Rubbernecker Stamps blog for tons of inspiration and also the  Rubbernecker Facebook Page.  There is also a Facebook Fan Page with lots of inspiration, updates on sales & product and a great place to post your Rubbernecker Stamps creations.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Robe - B26, B24, B23, B21
Supplies:
Image - Rubbernecker 74-08 Ethel With Coffee
Sentiment - 1052-16 All Come Out Now 
Misc - enamel dots, Stickles, Glossy Accents (her glasses)08 Edna 
Challenges: 
Coffee Loving Cardmakers - 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Ornament Branches - Rubbernecker Stamps

Hi there and I hope all is well with you and you have your Christmas cards finished or close to being finished.  I have a few to go yet but am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
This is Ornament Branches from Rubbernecker stamps and it's really quite pretty when finished up.  There is also a corresponding die for this stamp and you can find it here and I am also liking the script on the Seasons of Gladness sentiment. Now I'm wishing I had used gold embossing for the sentiment but still, I think it turned out ok and it works up so quick.  I coloured the branches and ornaments with Copic markers, added some Star Dust Stickles and finally the wonderful Frantage, some gold twine and it's finished! 
We've had some changes to our challenges at Rubbernecker and it now runs for one month, and the theme is Anything Goes so what could be easier.
The challenge can be found in our Instagram Challenge Page, at rnnovemberchallenge.  You have a chance to win a $10 certificate to the Rubbernecker Stamp Store and I don't know a single person who couldn't spend that in a stamp shop.

Be sure to check out the Rubbernecker Stamps blog for tons of inspiration and also the  Rubbernecker Facebook Page.  There is also a Facebook Fan Page with lots of inspiration, updates on sales & product and a great place to post your Rubbernecker Stamps creations.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Branches - YG67, YG63, YG61, YG21
Pine Cones - E27
Supplies:
Image - 966 Ornament Branch
Sentiment - 981-08 Seasons of Gladness
Misc - Star Dust Stickles, gold twine, gold Spica pen for ornament strings
Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Heat or Dry Embossing (mine is the Frantage)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Nov 27 week - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesdays - Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Mushroom House - Little Blue Button Stamps

Hi and I hope you are doing well as we await the winter season.  
Today's card is my second post as guest designer for Little Blue Button Stamps and for this card I opted to use the cute Mushroom House digi.  This makes the perfect card for a 'Congrats on Your New Home' occasion which is exactly what I am going to use it for because we have some friends who just purchased a new house.
My thanks to Olga from Little Blue Button Stamps for inviting me to guest design for the month of November and for the cute images I was given to work with.
Be sure to drop into the Little Blue Button Stamp store to see all the lovely images and then pop by the Little Blue Button Stamps Blog for more inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Mushroom top - R39, R37, R35, R32; Stems - E44, E43, E42, E41; Door - E55, E53, E51
Trees - E29, E27, E25, E21; G99, G97; YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93
Steps - T7, T5, T3, T1
Leaves - G28, G24, G21, G20
Grass - YG67, YG63, YG61
Supplies:
Image - Little Blue Button Stamps Mushroom House
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat In My Garden
Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet #202 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap #115 - Anything Goes
Always Fun #86 - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #230 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Square Cards