Sunday, December 10, 2017

Brentwood with his Coffee

Day three on the  Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:
It may be snowy and cold where you live, but this is winter right now in sunny central Arizona. Lots of green grass and pretty flowers everywhere you look!

This cutie, Brentwood Owl Coffee Lovers, comes from Jessica Lynn Original and is free at the moment just for the hop. Wouldn't it be something to have a coffee mug as big as you are? I colored the image with Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils from Faber Castell, added a bit of Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to his nose and to the coffee. The paper is from Gina K and the edges of the middle layer are edged with Distress inks. Four button brads were added to the image before popping it up on the card.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Warm Holiday Wishes

Day two on the  Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:
This certainly was a lot of fun to do. I started with some corrugated cardboard from a box and added it to a card base. I also used some on the sleeve for the cup, die cut using a Sizzix Tim Holts BigZ. Behind the popped up cup, I used some cardboard from a box of K cups, and all were treated to some Distress Inks and water sploshes. The sentiment comes from Lawn Fawn, the coffee beans are from Stampabilities, and the snowflakes, well I don't remember. If anyone does, please let me know because they are such a nice collection of small snowflake dies. A tiny bow from glittery twine finishes off this card.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Three Amigos Blog Hop

The Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop has started and I am excited to see all of the fun coffee related cards showing up. This digital coffee cup, colored with watercolor pencils and fussy cut and popped up, is from Limited Run, one of the generous sponsors for this hop. I added some embossed candles from Paper Smooches, and a sentiment from Art Impressions.
Also, this month, the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge is Silver and Gold.  Do take a look at the beautiful papers and follow along on the blog posts for inspiration! This seemed like a good time to combine two challenges. I do like the look of shiny papers, but they are so difficult to take a decent photo of. I went all over the house trying to take a picture that didn't show me in the reflection. There must be a trick that I don't know!

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Polka Dotted Christmas

This month over at Twisted Thursday, our sponsor is A Day for Daisies. This week's twist is Polka Dotted Christmas. 
I used the image Peace and Quiet, colored her with Prismacolor pencils and made a background using my Minc machine and foil. The sentiment comes from Stampin Up. 
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Friday, December 1, 2017

Paper Sweeties Homespun Holiday Card

I saw the wonderful inspiration photo for this month's Paper Sweeties Anything Goes Challenge and I just had to jump in. 
I was inspired by the items in a row, which I did but vertically, the red/brown/green combo, and the holiday season.

I used the Sweet Cuts, Homespun Holiday. (The link goes to the dies. I couldn't find the stamp set.) I stamped in black Versamark and heat set the little hearts. The sentiment comes from the same set. 

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Christmas Ornaments on an Easel Card

This set of pretty Christmas ornaments was provided to us from the very talented Sandra Van Blaricum for our December Progressive Freebie Challenge over at The Outlawz. I created an easel card.
The Merry Christmas embossing folder was topped with Distress Inks. The die cuts were made a long time ago and I can't find the die any longer to tell you who it is from. Sure wish I could find it, especially at Christmas card making season! The Copic colored ornaments were cut with my Scan n Cut and some Nuvo Crystal Drops were added before popping them on the top of the card. The included sentiment was also popped up to hold the card open. Finally, the little Rudolph button was added for a touch of whimsy.

Copic Colors Used
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Snowy Penguin Scene Christmas Card

I picked up this cute stamp set from Recollections this week and had to create a snowy scene for this sweet penguin. I also used a small tree stamp from Impression Obsession.
Papers are from an older Paper Studio pack called A Very Merry Christmas. The hills were cut with a Lawn Fawn set and layered. I added some snowflakes by embossing in white over little dots made with an embossing pen. The fluffier snow is embossed chunky white from Stampendous. The sentiment came with the set.

Copic Colors Used
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