Saturday, January 13, 2018

Do more of what you love.

   This stamp is from Tiddly Inks and I used color pencils on it.  I hit her hat, the bow on her dress, the tip of the paint brush and the heart with Wink of Stella.  The big bow on her hat, and all the tiny bows in her hair were covered with glossy accents.  I trimmed it down and rounded the edges with my corner chomper.   I then set her on to dark red piece of cs with faux stitching around the edge with a white gel pen.
The sentiment was stamped on to the same shade of that darker red card stock with a  stamp from Recollections and  VersaMark with gold embossing powder.   I embossed it twice to get it good and thick.
I had a brighter red piece of cs ready for the face and I just laid all the elements on there.
I ran red hugs and kisses washi tape across the top so it would sit behind the sentiment and the same washi lower to sit behind the image.
I taped everything down with the sentiment square lifted with dimensional squares.
A few red sequins on the bottom corner and a few white ones on the top.
Once everything was set, I added a bunch of clear Nuvo drops around.

I want to thank you for stopping by ...

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
Tiddly Inks - ATG
Cute Card Thursday - Something new ( a new stamp set for Xmas)
Craft by Design - Use Washi tape
Unicorn Challenge - ATG
City Crafter - LOVE
Fab and Funky - Let's Be Happy (who's not happy with a paint brush)
Creative Knockouts - ATG
CAS on Friday - LOVE

Have an amazing day !!


Thursday, January 11, 2018

a little gift

   I live by a Yankee Candle Flagship store.   Every now and then they have an amazing sale and this week is one with 75% off.
 I grabbed a bag full of votive candles to give as gifts. 
I made this box to put it in.  It just fits and is a pop out.
It's perfect.
I used light blue card stock to make the base and patterned paper from Recollections in shades of blue, white and a bit of gold  to enhance.
A glitter star cut from blue glitter designer paper with my machine (using the Accent Essentials cartridge) sits on top and then tied in a pretty pale blue bow.


I would like to add this to the following challenges if I may:

Through the Craftroom Door: ATG
Make My Monday: Blue and White
Simon Says:  Winter Blues
Simon Says:  Use Patterned Paper
The House that Stamps Built: Tic/Tac/Toe Snowflake, Blue, Glitter.
Bitten By the Bug 2:  Snowy and Cold.
Crafty hazelnut Patterned Paper Challenge
Card Mania: Monochrome
Casual Fridays: All that glitters.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek ...
Have an amazing day.


Burrrrrrrr ......

A cute winter burrrrrrthday card.  LOL.

I started with a stamp by Bugaboo.  The penguins are just too cute.  I colored them with markers and pencils then I used an embossing pen to wet the top of the snow in the image and topped that with 'snow' embossing powder.   I colored the sky background with blue watercolor to get that faded blue hue.   I topped the penguin hats with a wink of stella for fun.
Next, I cute out of white cs the drippy snow topper with a Sizzix die and used the embossing pen again on the long drips and embossed with 'snow' embossing powder.
For the bottom, I cut a Penny Black fancy edge piece out of white cs and then added blue Nuvo drops on the center of the flowers.
The sentiment was colored with pink marker and edged with Picked Raspberry distressed ink.   All of this was layered onto a dark blue front and then onto a lighter blue cs top fold card base.

Hoping the birthday is chill !

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please::
Tuesday Throwdown: Layer It.
Craft Rocket Challenge: Winter
QKR Stampede: ATG
Patti's Creations: Fun in the Snow
Shopping Our Stash: Out with the old/In with the new (older die on the bottom, new die on the top)
Die Cut Divas: Penguins
Daisy Chain: something new (new Sizzix die)
Bugaboo Challenge: ATG.
Dies R Us: ATG

Happy Crafting ....


Much Obliged

               This is my Team Design for .........
               GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE. 

The inspiration  challenge this round is a Thank You.

I started with white cs and a very cute digi stamp from Bugaboo that I used both markers and colored pencils.  I framed that with black card stock.   I added some clear wink of stella over the image to give is a bit of sparkle and pop.
I found a  piece of scrap peach orange floral from DCW which was off set behind the image.  I grabbed another piece of orange that I stamped with a background cling stamp by Prima and Vintage Photo distressed ink.  I set that off set again behind the paper piece.
All of this was then set on a different shade of orange cs front.
The sentiment was printed on black cs using a stamp set by  Inkadinkdo using VersaMark and white embossing powder and lifted with dimensional tape.
All of this set on a top fold card base in yet another shade of orange.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Craftaholics R Us: Use patterned paper
Pause, Dream, Enjoy: ATG
Sketch Saturday: Sketch
Crafty Sentiments: ATG
Just Us Girls: ATG
Simon Says: Use Patterned Paper

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look see ...

Wishing you all a wonderful day ...


Monday, January 8, 2018

Special Flowers.

        Hello everyone ...

Here is my card for the first challenge of the year for TRY STAMPING (or NOT) ON TUESDAY.
Whoot whoot !!!
It is a combination card with the technique of the month which is Negative Space Coloring and the Sketch of the Week (which is pictured below).
I started with the three blocks of white card stock.  I stamped the small flower and then I did a mask on that flower.  I blended the three distressed dyes around the stamp and used a small detail brush to get into the small areas.  I used Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin and Squeezed Lemonade inks. I dried them well with my heat gun.
I then went back over the stamped image with Versa Mark Ink and red embossing powder and heat set that.  I set those over a slightly larger square to frame them out.
I found a piece of scrap in my bucket that coordinated from DCW.  Yellow with little tiny orange stars and set that behind the three blocks.
On the red cs I stamped the sentiment from Hampton Arts and white embossing powder and then glued the yellow strip to the red as well.  Attached all to a dark yellow cs base.
I dug out some of my large white acrylic dots that I made from melting pony beads to finish off the sketch.

Here is the sketch for you to follow along with the blog link to Try Stamping (or Not) on Tuesday.

You should give the technique and sketch a try ... it was fun!! I'd love to see what you come up with!

Have a great day and thanks for peeking.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may pretty please:
Creative Knockout - Celebrations
Cute Card Thursday - ATG
Freshly Made Sketches = Sketch
My Favorite Things = Sketch

Thank you again everyone for stopping by.....


Friday, January 5, 2018

Happy New Year


Hello from the design team  at the
Brown Sugar Challenge.
The theme this week is
 Birthday Celebrations
and our sponsor this week is

This was fun ... and I used a bunch of materials as well.  I started with the image on white cs.  I used both color pencils and markers to color the graphics.  I used glue and lime green glitter to create the center cabochon on her hat.  I then used lime green Nuvo Drops around the edge of the cabochon to give it some dimension.  Silver Stickles on the posts of her earrings and then Glossy Accents on the green dangle stars.   I then added more Nuvo Drops on the sentiment tag and edged that with Twisted Citron distressed ink.   That was all mounted onto designer glossy paper by DCW and then onto a green card base. 

Happy Happy New Year to all.

Thanks for stopping by ...

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
Addicted to Stamps- Holiday
Simon Says: = Something New
Craft by Design = ATG
Creative Knockouts = Celebrations
Cute Card Thursday = ATG

Have a great day.


    Gray, chocolate, cream and gold with a sketch challenge to put it all together.
This sketch is from Die Cuttin' Diva's (sketch below) 
     I started with white card stock.  I blended Pumice Stone, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo onto the paper.  I then cut the scrolled butterfly by Simon Says from that combo.  On cream and grey card stock       I cut the full butterfly from Simon Says and then sprayed them with Walnut Stain.
From a left over piece of gold I cut the strip to fit the base and then edged it with a Fiskars punch.
Celebrate was stamped with a Recollections stamp with VersaMark and gold embossing powder. 
This was all set in place on a lite gray cs then set onto a darker gray top fold base.

Here is the sketch for you from Die Cuttin' Divas that I would like to add to the challenge.

I would also like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:

Color Throwdown - Gray, cream and black

Tuesday Throwdown - Silver or Gold
The House that Stamps Built - with wings
4 Crafty Chicks - ATG with a die
Dies R Us - ATG.

Thank you for stopping by ... wishing you all a wonderful day.