Friday, November 17, 2017

Thank You in Fall Colors with Paper Smooches Stamps

Just had to do one more card for Paper Smooches. The November challenge is Fall.
For the background, I used fall colors of Distress Oxides on Bristol paper with splattered Shimmer spray. I embossed different leaves in gold from the very versatile Botanicals 2 stamp set and then added the sentiment in a darker gold from the Delightful Greetings set. A few Nuvo Crystal drops were added to the centers of the orange flowers. 

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Limited Runs Mushrooms on Shaving Cream Papers

This month over at Twisted Thursday, we want to show our appreciation to all the kind sponsors we have had support us in 2017 by having a Sponsor Showcase Month. This week's optional twist is Brads, Buttons, and Bows.

This week, I have selected the Mushrooms from Limited Runs.
The mushrooms were colored using Copic markers. The background papers were created using shaving cream and Distress Inks. The "bumps" are clear Nuvo Drops over lighter circles made using a colorless blender. Two brads, two buttons, and two bows finish off the card.

Our sponsor this month is Through the Craftroom Door.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Jane from Little Miss Muffet

I have added my own eyes to Little Miss Muffet images with varying success, so I was very pleased to see that they came out with a set to add eyes and glasses to the images using clear stamps. I found them very easy to use and place correctly on the face.
The image is Polka Dot Pals Jane, colored with Copics. I added some white gel pen, clear gel pen, and some Wink of Stella. The sentiment comes from I Heart You from My Favorite Things. I also added some burlap, wooded buttons, and some Nuvo Crystal Drops.
Copic Colors Used

Sharing this with the Little Miss Muffet Challenge

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Update:

This creations was chosen as a Spotlighted Crafters on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge. Thank you!


Paper Smooches Cross-Stitch with MHK Designs Butterfly

This month over at Twisted Thursday, we want to show our appreciation to all the kind sponsors we have had support us in 2017 by having a Sponsor Showcase Month. This week's optional twist is Brads, Flowers, and Pearls.

This week, I have selected the butterfly image from MHK Designs.

I used the cross stitch die from Paper Smooches and made some flowers from felt using Sizzixs Build a Lilac set. The butterfly was topped with a bit of Wink of Stella.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Fall Shopping List

This month FALL is the challenge over at Paper Smooches!

Am I the only one who thinks of food? I'll bet not, LOL! So, I grabbed the Paper Smooches Paper Die, cut it out using a file card, and made my list.
The orange and striped papers are from Pink & Main Pumpkin Spice pack. The next layer is Distress Oxide Inks through a leaves stencil. Added a bit of the inks to the note with some cute little check marks from the Clipboards Two set, rolled a corner and popped the note up. I added a little bow and some orange Nuvo Crystal Drops.


I also shared this with the November Paper Sweeties Challenge. I was inspired by the first inspiration card with the "Eat Pie"!

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Accordion Folded Christmas Card

This month, the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge is "Beary Christmas. Do take a look at the beautiful inspiration! I just loved the tiny patterned paper with the trees. I didn't have it in that color, but I had some similar paper in blue that I used to make this card.
Unusual for me not to do any coloring, but I really wanted to play with this accordion fold from SplitCoastStampers called a Panel Pull-out. Here is what it looks like from the top.
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Sponsor Showcase Month DigiStamps4Joy

This month over at Twisted Thursday, we want to show our appreciation to all the kind sponsors we have had support us in 2017 by having a Sponsor Showcase Month. This week's optional twist is Hope, Love, or Encouragement.

This week, I have selected the image Anemone Corner from DigiStamps4Joy.
I used Hello Sunshine from Doodlebug design paper pad, a combo of Paper Smooches sentiments, and the basic step up card base from Sizzix. The tiny hearts are from Simon Says Stamps. 

Our sponsor this month is Through the Craftroom Door.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Harvest Night by Shell Becker

We have a wonderful image from Shell Becker for November over at The Outlawz Freebie Progressive Challenge.This image is called Harvest Night and has such a nice fun fall look to it.
I used Polychromos colored pencils to do this one. The "stars" are Nuvo Crystal Drops in white. The paper is from Doodlebug Design paper October 31st.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Birthday Wishes

The optional twist this week over at The Outlawz, Twisted Thursday, is Anything Goes. Our generous sponsor this month is The Greeting Farm. Do pop over and see some of the wonderful products they have available for your crafting needs.
This sweet little image is from LaLaLCrafts and and is called Marci Cupcake. (Free image for taking a class with Kit and Clowder in September.) She was colored with Prismacolor colored pencils. The papers are from CC Designs with a dark pink punched strip. The flowers were punched from scraps and held together with white brads.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Iris Folding Christmas Cards

I spent a delightful afternoon at The Paper Collage learning how to iris fold from a most excellent teacher, Linda Wilson.
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Shared with:
Through the Craft Room Door
Lemon Shortbread Challenge

Love to Craft Challenge
Creative Ladybirds Creations
Crafty Gals Corner
Crafting with Friends Challenge 
Top Pick for Santa

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fall Leaves with Torn Edges and Twine

The optional twist this week over at The Outlawz, Twisted Thursday, is Torn Edges/Twine. Our generous sponsor this month is The Greeting Farm. Do pop over and see some of the wonderful products they have available for your crafting needs.
The paper with torn edges was created using shaving cream and Distress Inks. The leaves, from Sizzix, were cut from a printed paper and then rubbed with Distress inks and sprayed with Shimmer. The clear water droplets are Nuvo Drops.

Just for fun, here is another card that I made using those fall leaves, also with a shaving cream background. The embossed veins show up more clearly on a solid piece of paper.


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Spell on Ya - Sweet Halloween Witch Card

Tiddly Inks has a challenge up on their blog with three themes to enter and win! The options are Floral, Girly Girl, and Anything Goes.  For this card, I chose "Girly Girl", and used the adorable Spell on Ya and colored her with Copic Markers.

Copic Colors Used
A bit of gel pen, enamel dots and ribbon were added to the popped up oval that was edged with Distress Inks.

Also shared on the monthly challenge at Tiddly Inks.

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Christmas Pixie

Tiddly Inks has a challenge up on their blog with three themes to enter and win! The options are Floral, Girly Girl, and Anything Goes.  For this card, I chose "Floral", and used the adorable Christmas Pixie Stamp and the poinsettias are my flowers.
Copic Colors Used
I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops, glitter gel pens, ribbon, and a glittered star from my stash. I cut out one of the poinsettias to pop up on the card.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Buntings and Banners


The optional twist this week over at The Outlawz, Twisted Thursday, is Buntings/Banners. Our generous sponsor this month is The Greeting Farm. Do pop over and see some of the wonderful products they have available for your crafting needs.
I used the digital image Feeling Spoilt, from All Dressed Up. The banner is from CC Designs and the bunting paper is also from CC Designs. The image is colored with Copics and gel pens and the little turquoise dots are done with Nuvo Drops. 



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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Forest Friends in Foil

Just a quick post today to share a card I made using the Minc machine over an image printed with toner ink. I used the image Forest Friends, from A Day for Daisies. The sentiment comes from Tim Holtz. I used gold metalic paper on the sides over black cardstock for the card base.

 
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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Cats and Bats - A Halloween Card

The Three Amigos has a blog hop and a challenge for October. The theme is Cats and Bats! Do click on the link above to see the Cats & Bats paper pack to see and select the color inspiration as well. 
Inside

The background is a Cuttlebug embossing folder that has Distress inks over the top. The sentiment is a stamp from Studio G. The die cuts were topped with Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen, and the black dots are Nuvo Crystal drops.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Halloween Card

The optional twist this week over at The Outlawz, Twisted Thursday, is Charmed. Our generous sponsor this month is The Greeting Farm. Do pop over and see some of the wonderful products they have available for your crafting needs.
I purchased a set of Halloween dies from Peachy Cheap, did a light buff of white ink on the sides, and put them on top of a panel using Distress Oxides through a stencil from Hero Arts. I splattered with some Shimmer spray. The little kitty charm was silver, so I sprayed him black with my Copic airbrush.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Think Pink with Paper Smooches

This month is a Pink challenge over at Paper Smooches in recognition of breast cancer awareness.
I made a side fold card using some Bristol paper and Distress Oxides to make the background. The fun die cut is Wavy Pattern. Sentiment and little birds are from Wavy Wishes. Flowers and bumble bee from Garden Greetings. All of these were stamped with Distress Inks then heat embossed with clear powder. The little dots are Carnation Pink Nuvo Crystal Drops.



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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Fall Greetings From the General Store

We are so lucky to have an image from Createful Hearts Digis for October over at The Outlawz Freebie Progressive Challenge.This image is called General Store and has such a nice inviting fall look to it.

I used Distress markers over an embossed folder from Darice, added a strip of yellow felt to the left side topped with a leaf from a Cuttlebug die cut (covered with Distress Inks and several Nuvo Drops in clear), and popped up the image. I added some clear gel pen over the windows and some Wink of Stella over the pumpkins. The fall greetings was created using my Minc and gold foil.
Copic Markers Used

           







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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Shorthaired Cat Easel Card

This month our sponsor at Twisted Thursday is DigiStamps4Joy. I am using the  Shorthaired Cat digi one more time.

Our optional twist is Anything Goes.  The background is an embossing folder swiped with Distress Oxide Inks, the cat was colored with Distress inks and colored pencils then popped up for dimension. The butterfly is a punch from Recollections, leaves from Tim Holtz, and sentiment from Paper Smooches. Ribbon and brads are from my stash.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Altered Vintage Ad for Coffeepot

Well, today is the last day for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I certainly enjoyed this hop and met a lot of new creative people along the way.
I searched for free vintage coffee pot images and I selected this one. It was in a pale yellow, but I added lots of Prismacolor colored pencils to give it that fall look. I also added some Distress Oxide covered leaves,  and some Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest.


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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Just Try to Take my Coffee Away!

Well, today is the penultimate day for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. (Sorry, just one of my favorite words and I never find a place to use it, LOL!)
I just love the images from Sarah Trumpp from Wonderstrange. Unfortunately, the site seems to have been hacked since a couple of days ago when I downloaded this image. Sorry, but I forgot to take a photo of the Copic markers that I used. The leaves were die cut from paper that I had embossed and gone over with Distress Oxides, The crazed coffee drinker was colored with copics and edged with Distress Inks. A bit of Spectrum Noir Clear sparkle was added here and there.


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