Friday, November 17, 2017

Merry and Bright...

TGIF!

I'm wrapping up this week with a card I've made for this month's "anything goes" challenge at Whimsy Stamps. I couldn't wait to ink up Warm and Cozy using desert sand ink and really play with her look using the no-line coloring technique. By stamping her up in a light ink I was able to color in her eyes and give her face some added expression. She's so adorable all bundled up and actually kinda reminds me of myself when I go out these days to walk the dogs... ya gotta have your cap, your scarf, your coat, gloves and boots just to brave the cold. The background is a shaker that I filled with white micro beads and minnie pearls to make it look like snow on that winter scene. All in all I really had fun with this one. :)

Ok, have a great weekend and I will see ya back here on Monday!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pebbles and Basic Grey
stamp- Whimsy (Warm and Cozy)
ink- Memento desert sand
Papertrey Ink shakers and sprinkles die
Martha Stewart snowflake border punch
October Afternoon sentiment sticker
Smooch silver
Kaiser Craft gems
American Crafts Pop white micro beads
Prills minnie pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E34, E57, E59
eyes- BG70, BG72, B14
clothes- BG70, BG53, BG72, C5, W5, W7, W10, R35, R37, R59, YG05, G19, G29, YG23, YG25, T6, T10, E81, E84, E31, E23


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Warm winter wishes...

Olo!

I'm running off to work this morning so just a quick post to share a quick Christmas card. I was debating between a handful of different stamps when I sat down to get crafty the other day and it wasn't until I started looking through paper pads that I finally cemented my choice. I came across this pretty My Mind's Eye Sugar Plum collection that I got last year and the first paper in it was this lovely winter scene. Right away I knew that it would become the perfect home for Tiny Townie Frida Loves Frosty. All I had to do was color them up to match the soft, pretty hues of the paper and then fussy cut them out. Add a simple sentiment, scatter a few tiny hearts and this quick but cute card was done. :)

Alrighty, I've really gotta get a move on... see ya! 

 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- My Mind's Eye (Sugar Plum)
stamps- Stamping Bella (TT Frida Loves Frosty), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink stormy sea
Simon Says Stamp mini heart dies
My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Nuvo fresh snow glitter accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y32, E33, E35
clothes- R20, R43, R35, W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7, E30, E31, E34
snowman- E50, BG70, R000, 0, YR21, YR15, YR07
clothes- YG91, YG93, YG97, BG70, BG72, BG57, E30, E31, E34

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Merry Christmas...

Good morning! 

The last time I colored up this gorgeous Holiday Anya was six years ago when she was first released so getting her on another card seemed long overdue. The first go round I had stuck with very traditional red and green Christmas colors so why not try something completely different this time? These pretty Christmas papers with their antique gold hues where very inspirational thus the "silver and gold" treatment that she got. I did my best to make the holly in her hair look like a gold jewelry piece and her dress like sparkly gold lame and silver fox fur. I think she looks quite elegant! Hmmm... there have been four more Holiday Anyas since this winter beauty and now I'm wondering if we will see a new one this year as well? I sure hope so. :)

Stay crafty mis amigos!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Fancy Pants and October Afternoon
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Holiday Anya), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Espresso Truffle
My Favorite Things stitched scallop basic edges die
Kaiser Craft gems
gold thread
Ranger glossy accents
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
lips- R59
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes- Y21, Y26, Y28, E37, C0, C2, R24, R59, E18, G000, G00

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wrapped in love...

Hello crafty friends! 

Are you ready for my Tuesday 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card? This week was all about creating a magical winter scene with this sweet stamp from Dreamerland Crafts. It's called A Beary Big Hug and these two totally give me the feels. I wanted this to look like a moment captured out of a storybook so I was inspired to try a background like this one by the amazing Sandy Allnock. I gotta say, it was a lot of fun squiggling in those trees and watching it all come together just how I imagined it. I didn't want to cover up all that coloring so I kept the card clean and simple with just a sprinkling of sequins and a nice sentiment to pull it all together. 

Now don't forget the monthly challenge over on the 7 Kids blog. There is plenty of time to get creative and enter in for a chance to win the $20 gift certificate!
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (A Beary Big Hug), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento gray flannel
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
sequins
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y21, E33, E35
clothes- YG91, YG93, YG95, G99, E84, E87, R24, R29, E09, E18, E44, E47, E49, E41, E42, YG21, YG67
polar bear- W00, W1, W2, W4, 0
scarf- R14, R24, R29, E09
background- BV0000, BV000, BV00, Y0000, Y00, YG91, YG93, B0000, C1, C3

Monday, November 13, 2017

Furry and Bright...

Hello friends!

Today I am sharing the last card that I made during my time as a guest designer for MFT. This one was totally inspired by my friend's dog, Pickle. She is the most beautiful miniature Dachshund that I have ever seen and she's quite the character too. So I colored this little wiener dog from the Happy Pawlidays set all in black, just like Pickle, and surrounded her with bright pops of color in the ornaments, the inked background and the rug I borrowed from the retired BB Merry Christmoose set. Once again the coordinating Happy Pawlidays dies were used along with some Glossy Accents that I added to the baubles for extra shine. A thin strip of black and white striped washi tape down the left edge of the card ties back nicely to my little black wiener dog and adds a graphic touch to the finished card. It's such a happy scene and I know exactly who is getting it this Christmas, LOL! :)

Talk at'cha later!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- My Favorite Things (BB Happy Pawlidays set and BB Merry Christmoose set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Nick Bantock chrome yellow
washi tape
My Favorite Things Happy Pawlidays dies
Ranger Glossy Accents
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
pup- C5, C7, C9, 100
scarf- R05, R17, R27, E19, 0
ornaments- YG00, YG03, YG25, G07, G29, Y11, Y22, Y26, R14, R24, R46, Y26, Y28
rug- R05, E07, E19

Friday, November 10, 2017

Have a cup of cheer...

TGIF! 

I've been anxious to play with the cuties from the TGF/SSS exclusive Pumpkin Spice It Up set ever since I got my hands on them. But at that time I was knee deep in Halloween cards so they had to wait. Then once I jumped into Christmas I thought they might have to wait again but then a line from the old Burl Ives Holly Jolly Christmas song came to mind, "I don't know if there'll be snow but have a cup of cheer." Aha! I knew just the girl to share a cup of Christmas cheer. I did do a minor alteration to her hair by wiping away the curled ends of her bangs and drawing in straight lines just to simplify her look a bit. Then I pulled some of my all time favorite Christmas papers from October Afternoon and colored her up to match. All of a sudden I had a very festive looking little gal who is ready for the holidays.  :)

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you find some time this weekend to grab a cuppa and get crafty!
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
paper- October Afternoon (Very Merry)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (Pumpkin Spice It Up SSS exclusive set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
computer generated sentiment
My Favorite Things stitched circle die
My Favorite Things circle die
Neat and Tangled sequins
Nuvo Fresh Snowfall glitter  accents
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E57, E59
eyes- BG32
clothes- R24, R27, E19, R29, R30, R21, R22, YG21, YG23, YG25, BG10, BG11, E44, E47, E49
mugs- E50, E81, 0, BG10, BG11, YR30

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Deck the Halls...

Olo!

Today I'm sharing another card that I made during my MFT guest spot. I wanted to create a small contained indoor scene combining the mischievous pup who is all tangled up in lights along with the tree and gifts that are from the Happy Pawlidays set. I masked the tree and two of the gifts onto the background along with the picture frame from the LJD Make Yourself at Home set, then I grabbed the Small Brick Wall Stencil and inked over everything to create the cozy brick wall. I used the coordinating BB Happy Pawlidays dies to cut out the pup and one of the gifts so that I could easily pop them up off the scene just a bit. There is glossy accents on the lights which looks cool in person but didn't quite get picked up in the photo. The large sentiment from the Handwritten Holiday set is a nice counter balance to the top heavy design and since I used red ink it also ties in to the bits of red up in the scene.

Later gators! :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- My Favorite Things (BB Happy Pawlidays set, LJD Make Yourself at Home set and Handwritten Holiday set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Studio Calico Brick House and Poppy, Hero Arts brown ombre and Autumn ombre
My Favorite Things Small Brick Wall stencil
My Favorite Things Happy Pawlidays die set
gold tape
Ranger Glossy Accents
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
pup- Y23, YR31, E33, E57, E49
collar- YG21, YG25, YG67
hat- R05, R27, E19, W1, W2
tree- G05, G07, G29, E31, E55, E57, Y04, Y15, Y17, R05, R29, YR04, YR09, Y15, Y17, YG03, YG17, B16, B18, V05, V06
gifts- R05, R46, E19, C1, YG21, YG25, YG67, N2
picture- B37, BV29, E31, E55, E57




Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sending you Christmas cheer...

Hey there!

It's the second Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for the November 'anything goes' challenge over on the 7 Kids challenge blog. Playing along is easy, all you have to do is use at least one product that can be found in the 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store and link back to the challenge blog in your own post, which gives you a chance at winning a $20 gift certificate at the end of the month... who doesn't love that?

I've been such a fan of the Little Agenda stamp sets from Mama Elephant so when they released the Little Santa Agenda and Little Reindeer Agenda sets I had to add them to my collection. These tiny stamps manage to have so much character and I quickly realized that as cute as they are on their own I could super size the impact they made on my card by masking a whole group of them together. So why not create a line up a la 'The Usual Suspects' of Santa and his eight tiny reindeer as they get ready for Christmas? I used my Misti to stamp them because the grid on it made it easy to keep them all lined up nice and even. Once I had them all stamped and colored up I decided to add prominent shadows at their feet to help ground them and add a bit of drama to a very clean and simple design. I can't even tell you how happy this card makes me! :)
 
I hope to see some of my crafty friends get their jolly on and join the fun with me this month over at 7 Kids!
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
paper- American Crafts
stamps- Mama Elephant (Little Santa Agenda set and Little Reindeer Agenda set), Sugar Pea Designs (Here Comes Santa Claus set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
Copic markers:
santa
skin- E00, E11, R20
hair- C00, C2
clothes- W2, W4, R14, R27, E19, YG03, G07, G29, 100
reindeer 1, 4, 8- E30, E31, E34, E39
reindeer 2, 6- E50, E53, E55, E59
reindeer 3, 5, 7- E42, E43, E44, E49
cheeks/antlers on all- R01, E81, E84
x-mas ephemera- YG01, YG03, G29, Y02, Y21, Y17, Y11, R14, R29
shadows- C0, C2, C4

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tinsel in a tangle...

Hello crafty friends!

I'm here today with my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. Last week was all about Halloween and now I'm diving straight into Christmas... kinda like Angel Evangeline is diving into that tree, LOL! Evangeline is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and she absolutely cracks me up! As soon as I saw her I was reminded of the scene in Elf where Buddy uses the couch to spring into the tree in an attempt to place the topper. She looks to have that same kind of enthusiasm for the holiday. Either that or Evangeline has finally cracked under all the pressure to present the 'perfect' Christmas, thus the funny sentiment that I ended up pairing with her. ;)
I am also adding this to the current Saturday challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and the theme is 'magic'. I figure the inherent magic of the Christmas season certainly qualifies. :)

Ok then, the October challenge just wrapped up but be sure to check out the 7 Kids blog tomorrow when November's challenge kicks off! Fun new holiday stuff is coming into the store every day and that $20 gift certificate would really fill a stocking!
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
paper- Making Memories (Twinkle)
stamps- Kraftin' Kimmie (Evangeline Angel), Avery Elle (Dear Santa set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts red ombre
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Fancy Pants sequins
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
eyes- B45, B97, BG000
wings- E81, E84, 0
clothes- E50, E81, YG93, YG95, R05, R29, E18
tree- G07, BG78, G29
tinsel/topper/ornaments- Y02, YR21, Y26, Y28, R14, R29, C0, C2, B04, B18

Monday, November 6, 2017

Merry Christmas...

Hello, hello!

Yesterday we got our first winter storm of the season and it dropped about five or six inches of snow on us in less than 24 hours. I think that makes this card quite appropriate to share today. This frosty fella is Mr. Snowman from A Day For Daisies and I've had him printed out for ages just waiting to get on a card. He is paired up with some classic My Mind's Eye paper that is still in my top 10 most favorite Christmas collections evah.The soft colors suited him quite nicely and I did my best to match them with my Copics. 

Alrighty friends, I've gotta get this day started. Talk at'cha again tomorrow!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- My Mind's Eye (Be Merry)
digital stamp- A Day For Daisies (Mr. Snowman)
stamp- unknown (sentiment)
ink- Memento espresso truffle
My Favorite Things stitched circle die
My Favorite Things circle die
Divine Twine
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
snowman- E50, 0, YR21, YR12, RV10, E43, E44
clothes- R35, R37, E19, G43, YG93, YG67, E81, E84, E87, RV10
background- G0000, BG10, BG11, BG72


Friday, November 3, 2017

Warm wishes...

TGIF everybody!

I've got another Christmas card that I made using the fun Polar Pals stamp set from MFT. For this one I created a single layer scene by masking the penguin, seal and polar bear all together onto the ice flow. I used my Copic markers to color their cute winter wear in the traditionally festive red and green holiday colors. Then I continued to sketch in the cold, winter waves and towering pines in the background to really flesh out the arctic home they live in. To finish off the card I die cut some large snowflakes and had them floating past the trio of festive friends. :)

Enjoy your weekend and I will see you again next week!  

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
stamps- My Favorite Things (Polar Pals set)
ink- Memento grey flannel and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax set 2
My Favorite Things free with purchase snowflake dies
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers:
polar bear- W00, W0, W1, W2, W10, R000
penguin- C00, C1, C2, C7, C9, YR30, YR31, YR14, 0
seal- T1, T3, T4, E40, E41, T10
clothes- YG00, YG23, YG25, YG67, G29, R14, R27, R89, E50
water- B0000, B32, B34
ice flow/sky- B0000, B000, 0
trees- E55, E44, G82, G28

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Season's Greetings...

Hey there! 

Now that my guest designer gig for My Favorite Things has come to an end I figured I would share the bonus cards I made for those posts here as well. My card today plays with layering all sorts of dies for some fun scene building. I knew I wanted to create a peaceful winter scene for the new Dashing Deer cuties so I first inked up a colorful sky with the Drifts and Waves stencil along the bottom edge. Then I added the Snow Capped Mountains in the distance, cutting the bottoms off along the same stencil edge. Next I grabbed both the Birch Trees and Solid Birch Trees, stacking them for a nice two tone look. The deer and bird were also cut out using their coordinating dies so that I could easily play with their placement amongst the forest trees. The A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax 2 frames it all together and the sentiment was stamped onto the Stitched Sentiment Strip, resting in the upper tree branch.  As much as I have been coloring in backgrounds lately, this was a nice change of pace and it really makes me want to take the time to pull out my dies more often!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I shall see y'all tomorrow!      
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- My Favorite Things (Dashing Deer set)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Hero Arts dolphin ombre
My Favorite Things Dashing Deer dies
My Favorite Things Snow Capped Mountains dies
My Favorite Things Birch Trees dies
My Favorite Things Solid Birch Trees dies
My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax set 2
My Favorite Things Stitched Sentiment Strip die
My Favorite Things Drifts & Hills stencil
Copic markers:
deer- E30, E31, E34, E35, E50, R01
scarf/hat- B23, B24, B26, C1
scarf- R83, R85, R89
bird- E40, E53, E43, W3, W5
hat- V15, V17, C1
mistletoe- G20, G43, G46

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Yappy Christmas...

Hello, again! 

I’m back this week with my final post as a Guest Designer for My Favorite Things. I just want to thank them again for inviting me to play this past month, I've loved every minute! I have to tell you that I've saved my most favorite stamp set for last... BB Happy Pawlidays. Not only do I have my own canine companion, whom I adore, but I also work with dogs everyday for my job and I love it. So when I saw this stamp set I knew that it would be perfect for my client Christmas cards!
For my card today I cut two different stitched panels, the larger one using the A2 stitched rectangle stax set one and the smaller from set 2. On the smaller panel I stamped the cute pup with the Santa hat off to the side, giving him the appearance of peeking into the scene. Next I grabbed the Drifts & Hills Stencil and sponged blue ink above it to create the evening sky. The trees were sketched in using a Copic marker and falling snow with a white gel pen. I finished off the card with a mix of Sparkling Clear sequins scattered about. I really like the small pops of vibrant color against all of that white space. Now if you head on over to the MFT blog you will also find two more bonus cards that I made using this super cute stamp set!

See ya in 24!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- My Favorite Things (BB Happy Pawlidays)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts ocean ombre
My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax set 1
My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax set 2
My Favorite Things Drifts & Hills stencil
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
pup- E30, E31, E34, E57, E59, W9
hat- R14, R24, R29, C0, C1, C2, 0
trees- B39
snow- B0000, 0

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween...

Boo to you!

It's Tuesday and time for a new 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. Not only that but it's Halloween! That means I have one last chance to get spooky before jumping into Christmas. So I grabbed the Little Witchies from Stamping Bella once again and created a completely different scene and story than the first card I made with her. This time I paired her up with the tombstone and bats from the Haunted House Outdoor Decor set and gave her a 'poison' candied apple from the Fall Fruit set. This is why I am so head-over-heels with the whole Little Bits concept, not only can you mix and match within a theme but you can also start mixing themes so the more sets I collect the more stories I can tell with these fun and fantastic stamps. :) 

Alrighty, there is still a couple weeks to play along in the October 'anything goes' challenge so head on over to the 7 Kids blog and play along for the chance to win a $20 gift certificate! While I am also going to throw this into the current 'anything goes' Bellarific Challenge too.
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
paper- My Mind's Eye (Boo to You)
stamps- Stamping Bella (Little Bits Fall Fruit set, Little Bits Haunted House Outdoor Decor set and Little Bits Little Witchies), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things scallop stitched rectangle frame die
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- BV00, V25, V28, BV29
clothes- T5, T7, T9, YR04, YR07, E09, YG00, YG05, G07
candied apple- C2, C9, 100, YG21, G14, G07, YG03, YG95, E55
bats- E23, E27, W5, W6, W9
cat- W3, W5, W8, YR04, YR07, YR18, E09
headstone- N1, N2, N4
background- BV23, BV25, BV29

Monday, October 30, 2017

Frightfully fun Halloween...

Hello, hello!

I couldn't let Halloween pass by without getting a Tiddly Inks cutie on a card and Peek-a-Boo Bugg was really talking to me. So I printed her out and colored her up but with no further plan in mind. There she was looking all bright and colorful but without any place to 'live'. I couldn't settle on a background for her until my sister suggested she be on a front porch with the door and window in the background. I liked the idea but I was a bit intimidated by the idea of just free hand coloring in all that architecture. So I took a deep breath, grabbed a ruler and got to sketching. It actually came together much quicker than I thought it would and I love how the white clapboard siding makes it all look very cheery and inviting. You know me and my love of black kitties so of course I had to add one in the window peeking out at Peek-a-Boo Bugg. It looks to me like she is a little trick-or-treater posing for a picture before getting out there and getting some candy. Love!  :)

Later gators!         
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
digital stamp- Tiddly Inks (PeekaBoo Bugg)
stamps- Sugar Pea Designs (Monster Mash sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts orange ombre
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
My Favorite Things banner die
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YG21, YG25, YG95, YG99
clothes- B60, B66, B69, BV29, T6, T8, T10, Y11, Y26, Y28, Y38, YR04, YR18, V09
pumpkin- YR21, YR15, YR68, E09, E42, E44, YG21, YG93, YG95, YG97, W10
siding- E40, E41, E81, 0
window- BG0000, BG000
porch- E43, E44, E47
door- E08, E09, Y11, YR31, Y21, Y26, Y28
door decor- T5, T8, YR12, YR15, YR27, YR23
cat- N5, N7, N10, YG03

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Hey pumpkin...


A special Sunday hello! 

I'm back with my final post as a guest designer for Whimsy Stamps, what an amazing two months it has been and I thank them again for having me. It's night 29 of the 31 Nights of Halloween celebration and that means the big day, ummm... I mean night, is almost here! Can you believe all of the fa-BOO-lous cards and projects that have already been shared? SO much talent and creativity! 
For my final card I have used some wonky borders from the FaDoodles stamp set to create a fun frame around the cute little Pumpkin Witchy by Kristen Winkelbauer. By masking her off I could easily take the two check patterned borders and stamp this frame that, once the mask was removed, gives the illusion of her hat and the pumpkins spilling out of the 'window' that is created. I colored in an outdoorsy background using glowing fall colors to really set the scene of Pumpkin Witchy showing off her prize picks from the patch. With the sun just about to set she should be heading home to carve them all into scary jack o'lanterns for the front porch. :)  

Thank you again for letting me share in all of this Halloween fun. I have had such a wonderful time guesting for WHIMSY STAMPS!

Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
paper- October Afternoon (Witch Hazel), Doodlebug (Booville)
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (FaDoodles set and Pumpkin Witchy)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax dies
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E31, E35, E57, E29, Y04
eyes- B37, B39, BG000
lips- R32
clothes- W6, W8, W10, YG21, YG93, YG95, YG97, BG09, BG18, R59, Y04
pumpkins/background- Y02, Y17, YR14, YR04, E08, E33, E47, E49, YG67

Friday, October 27, 2017

Happy Holidays...

Hello, again!

I’m back on the MFT blog today with a pair of Christmas cards featuring the fun critters from the Polar Pals stamp set that was part of the October release. For this non-traditional Christmas card I've imagined the cute narwhal leaping out of the cold, arctic waves to jump through a hoop of holiday greetings. To make this happen I used a mix of new and older MFT dies. The 'hoop' is the Happy Holidays Circle Frame and the water was created by cutting some ombre inked cardstock into strips with the Ocean Waves die-namics. This background was all trimmed out using the A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2 and the coordinating Polar Pals die made it easy to cut out the narwhal and pop him up with dimensional adhesive right over the stitched sentiment strip. Even without any red or green in sight, I think this guy is ready for a very cool yule! 

To check out my bonus creation using Polar Pals just hop on over to the MFT blog. Well, that's it for today, I'll be back for one final MFT guest post next week. :)  

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- My Favorite Things (Polar Pals set)
ink- Memento grey flannel, Hero Arts blue ombre and Studio Calico buttercup
Studio Calico Mister Huey opaque white
My Favorite Things Polar Pals coordinating dies
My Favorite Things Ocean Waves dies
My Favorite Things Stitched Sentiment Strip die
narwhal- N0, N1, N2, N4, E40, E42
sweater- B16, B18, B39, C1, C3


Thursday, October 26, 2017

I'm under your spell...

Olo!

Apparently I can't get enough of witches and their kitties this Halloween because here I am with another sweet pair. This darling digi from Mo's is called Little Witch Henrietta and that kitten totally reminds me of my own little Max. He loves to come up and snuggle on me while I color and even 'helped' me while I worked on this card. Once I had Henrietta and her buddy all colored up I kept going and colored in the rest of the pumpkin patch in the background along with the haystack behind them. Now it looks like after spending all morning searching for the perfect pumpkins Henrietta has finally found them and her kitty approves. :)

Thanks for stopping by today!
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
paper- Making Memories (Eerie Alley)
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Little Witch Henrietta)
stamp- Avery Elle (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
ribbon
Making Memories shaped brads
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sakura Stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y32, E33, E35, Y11
clothes- T6, T8, T10, YG11, YG05, G07, BV13, BV04, BV08, W0, W4, W7, W9, Y19, Y17, YR16, YR68, G20, YR21
kitten- N5, N7, N10
pumpkins- Y18, YR15, YR18, E19, E35, E57
broom/hay- E35, E57, Y23, Y11, YR23, YR24
pumpkin patch- YR15, YR14, YR27, YG97, G85
ground- E41, E42, E43, E44
sky- B0000

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Haunt it...

Hey there!

I've made a card today to play along in the Mix It Up #36 challenge SPDMIU36 over at Sugar Pea Designs. I've followed both the sketch (just flipped it on it's head) and the Halloween theme as well. Of course I had to use the super cute ghostie from the Monster Mash stamp set and because I loved him so much I also used a mirror image stamp to give him a buddy. The background was easily created by masking off a circle for the moon and then just sponging on neon yellow and green ink for the eerie sky. Then I used the Spooky Scape die to give these two a fun place to haunt. Because the ghosts were so quick to color this card came together in no time, ya gotta love it when that happens! 

Well, lots to do today so I best get moving. Later gators. :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
stamps- Sugar Pea Designs (Monster Mash set), Reverse Confetti (sentiment), My Favorite Things (mirror image stamp)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Hero Arts neon green ombre
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things circle stax die
Sugar Pea Designs SugarCut SpookyScape
Copic markers:
FBG2, FYG1, 0

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Trick or treat...

Hi there!

It's Tuesday and you know what that means... time for my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. We are officially one week away from Halloween and I'm still having way too much fun making spooky, cute cards for the holiday. I picked up the Carta Bella Haunted House 6x6 paper pad from 7 Kids a couple months back (it's sold out now) and kinda fell in love with this awesome haunted house sheet of paper. Because it is so big and bold I knew I would have to find just the right stamp to fit into the scene. I got to looking at my Gorjuss Girls again and Piracy immediately caught my eye. Since she is just as big and bold as the print I knew she could hold her own within the design. I even ended up trimming her to fit into the bottom corner so it looks like she is really standing outside of that gate, working up the courage to go knock on the door. ;) 

Alrighty, there is still a couple weeks to play along in the October 'anything goes' challenge so head on over to the 7 Kids blog and play along for the chance to win a $20 gift certificate!
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
paper- Carta Bella (Haunted House)
stamps- DoCrafts (Piracy Gorjuss Girl)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Authentique sentiment die cut
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- C5, C7, C10, 100
clothes- T0, T4, T6, T8, T10, R14, R24, R29, V12, V17, V09, BV29