Monday, March 30, 2020

Hello Friend

Double Trouble Challenge Blog, #53, is an anything goes, use your stuff/scraps, and share with a previous challenge partner. Not everything is necessary, so do check out all the details. I created a tag for this challenge.
I pulled out my newest stamps set, Stronger Together, from Simon Says Stamps, and heat embossed on some scraps of paper I had on my desk. I colored with metallic colored pencils and added some white gel pen details. The little hearts are popped and a few Nuvo drops were added for a bit more texture.

Shared with Crafting Happiness Challenges.

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Coffee Date with Lisa and Jean

I am so pleased to share the coffee date card I made with my dear friend Lisa Bzibziak for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. We share the same love of collecting stamps and dies so it was hard to narrow down what we would select to use in common. We finally decided to go with one of our favorite stamp companies, Art Impression Stamps (I used Art Impressions Hot Java Mama), and a Stamps of Life Coffee Cup A2 Fold-it Card stand up card). Lisa is a great "date", and we had so much fun doing this for you!



I cut the card itself from Kraft and colored with Copic Markers, Prismacolor colored pencils, and a white gel pen. A wrap with some red heavy string finished up the card.
Please be sure to get over to Lisa's blog to see what she created for our "date"!

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Goldilocks and the Two Umbrellas

The optional twist for Twisted Thursday is Fairy Tail! Well, my "fairy tale" is Goldilocks and the Two Umbrellas.

This lovely paper and image comes from our sponsor, The Paper Shelter, and I added more coloring, with colored pencils and Distress inks. The little girl is fussy cut to go on top and an embossing folder went behind the fussy cut out circle of the paper.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

You Are My Cup of Tea

New to me challenge, CASology, for week 364 is all about tea. I have a cup going at the moment, so I thought I'd play. Clean and simple is hard for me, so I must admit that I struggled, LOL!
 I used a Brutus Monroe set called Stamp Fanci (does not seem to be available any longer) that I colored with Copics and colored pencils.

Also shared with the Coffee Loving Papercrafters.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Above the Forest

I have recently discovered Lavinia Stamps, and even better for me, a US distributor with much lower shipping fees and speedy delivery! I find these beautiful stamps mesmerizing and delightful stories just pop into my imagination. Both sites are wonderful with loads of inspiration and purchased can be made from either.
This one, Moon Fairy, was stamped on to a card base with many layers of watery smooshed Distress Oxides. The rest of the stamping, using the little castle and trees, were stamped with a variety of inks. The bubbles and moon have just a touch of glitter.

Shared with Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Welcome to Spring

Double Trouble Challenge #52 = One spring item using a punch or die or fussy cut, optional to add a bee or honeycomb, and finally you can share with Bitten by the Bug (no fussy cutting for them though).
My die cut is Paper Cut Bird from Sizzix. I had to use two different die cutting machines. First, I used my Big Shot and even with the Precision Base and many pass throughs, it wasn't cut all the way. So, off to my Gemini Jr. and with the added metal shim it went through. The little bee is from an Inkadoo set called Patterned Birds & Bugs. I added a bit of twine, a ribbon, and some Nuvo drops to say welcome to spring!

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

A Friendly Hello

I was watching a video on stamp kissing and thought these cute little guys should have a bit of a chat!
I used some Prima Watercolor Pencils with the Splash set from Paper Smooches and mounted it on a background that I had made a while ago, so I don't remember exactly how I did it, LOL!

Shared with Paper Smooches 

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