Monday, November 28, 2016

Poppystamps Plaid is Rad Challenge


If Kisses were Snowflakes

Enjoy playing with wintery border dies.  This one is Frostyville. I used the same concept I developed for the Get Cozy Wintery card and applied it here.  Used various Memory Box snowflake dies, inlaid the snowflake on the upper right to give it added dimension.  The plaid paper is from Authentique's Wintery collection.  I randomly added Nuvo crystal drops to a few of the snowflakes for embellishment.

Supplies used:
Memory Box Frostyville Border die
Memory Box Twinkling Snowflake duet die
Authentique Wintery One, sentiment from Wintery Details
Recollections silver card stock
Papercut Eames Provincetown "Canvas" paper
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Neptune
Nuvo Glitter Drops - Moondust

Serendipity Stamps November Blog Challenge


Chickadee Christmas Shaker

The challenge was to add texture.  I added Pentart's Snow Paste on the top of pine branches and one of the pine cones. I then added fine glitter to the Snow Paste before it dried.  I love the Chickadee image and want to show case it inside a shaker.  For a bit of sparkle and texture, I used clear sequins, Disco white glitter, clear glass beads, Queen & Co's white sugar and Stampendous' Shaved Ice inside the shaker.  Accented the main front panel with gold and silver rainbow tape. The word Peace is stacked with Peppermint on top and Old Olive under.

Supplies used:
Serendipity Stamps - Chickadees stamp Code: 682E
Serendipity Stamps - Peace, Hope, Punctuation Dies Code: 030E
Rainbow Metallic Tape - Gold 1/16", Silver 1/32"
Papers - Neenah Cream, Authentique Classic Christmas Collection "Classic Seven", Bazzill Peppermint, Stampin Up Old Olive
Copic Sketch Markers 
May Arts ribbons
Wild Orchid mini white roses

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

IO Stamps Challenge - Give Thanks



For the IO Stamps challenge that will end in an hour or less, I made this fall themed card using the new Give Thanks sentiment die and 2 sets of IO's leave die sets. I die cut a circle as the base, glued it to the Butter Mints card stock and applied adhesive tape on top of the circle.  I died cut sets of leaves using the Echo Park Fall is in the Air solid card stock and layered them onto the circle base; glued only the base of the leaves to allow movement of the leaves.  Added IO's small apples and a twine bow as embellishments.

Supplies used:
IO stamps Bushel of Apples DIE204-B
IO stamps Small Leaf Set DIE095-D
IO stamps Leaf Set DIE030-S
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames
Bazzill Buttermints Card Stock
Echo Park Fall is in the Air paper Blue/Yellow, Orange/Green, Red/Brown, Sweater Weather (plaid)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Get Cozy Wintery Card



First holiday card this year, made using border and snow flake dies, and Authentique's new Wintery paper collection.  Although I am all about the colors, love this grey slivery monochromatic look.  Easy simple card to make. I flat taped the border die layer onto metallic card stock, then foam taped onto Wintery Five paper. I die cut the sentiment from Wintery Six and inked the edges with silver cat's eye, then foam taped onto the border/metallic layer.  Added snow flake diecuts and gave it a little sparkle with Nuvo drops.

Supplies:
Impression Obsession Small Snowflake die set
Poppy Stamps Wintergreen Border die
Nellie's Multi Frames - Oval
Authentique Wintery Five and Six papers
Bazzill metallic platinum paper
Papercut Eames Provincetown "Canvas" paper
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Silver Moondust
Color Box Silver pigment Cat's Eye
May Arts ribbon
Supplies are available at Impressive Ideas

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Shaker Card



Happy Halloween!!!
After a seemingly very long absence from crafting due to back surgery, I am having loads of fun making Halloween shaker cards.  Here's one of my favorites.  Love the colorful Pebbles paper from the Trick or Treat collection.  The window was die cut using heavy metallic card stock and I placed it flush in matt black card stock. I stamped the spider web with Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink and embossed with clear crystal embossing power for a gossamer effect.  "Fright Night" was heat embossed.

Supplies for this card:
Spooky Window die by Cottage Cutz
Stitched Rectangle and Wonky Stitch Rectangle dies by My Favorite Things
Spider web came from Bite Me polymer stamp set from Stampin Up
Inside image and sentiment by MyArtC
Tim Holtz's Toil & Trouble Bats embossing folder by Sizzix
Sequins Trick or Treat mix by a.muse | studio
Ranger Superfine white embossing powder
Hampton Arts Crystal embossing powder

Thursday, June 9, 2016




Impression Obsession Challenge - Furry Friends


I used Phthalo Blue Tint pan pastel to create the clouds background; die-cut the bunnies on white felt paper to make it extra "furry".  I also added a little pink chalk onto the bunnies' tails and ears.  Carrots, bunnies, grass border and frame were die-cut using IO dies.  I added the frame onto the cloud background, then layered the carrots starting at the top of the frame with ultimate glue and foam tape. The grass was glued flat onto the cloud background at the bottom of the frame. I then tucked 2 bunnies in the grass. For the card base, I used heavy white card stock onto which I flat-taped Doodlebug's Spring Garden "Sweet Talk" paper, leaving about an eighth inch white border on the top and bottom.  I then foam taped the cloud background with bunnies, carrots and frame onto the card base.  I added a bunny to the right side of the frame leaping towards the carrots in the sky, and a bunny on the lower left corner who may not be sure if the carrots are for real....  I finished with a small triple bow adhered with ultimate glue on the lower right.
For the inside of the card, I used a stamp from IO's Real Life Sentiments set. The bunny inside was colored with a touch of apricot pastel chalk to provide a little contrast from the white paper.  Had so much fun creating this bit of furry bunny whimsy!

I.O. Products used for Furry Bunny Whimsy:



Friday, June 3, 2016




I used Serendipity's Japanese Tea stamp set, masked the teapots and stamped with alternating colors to create the background.  Following the Asian theme, I wrote the Chinese and Japanese character for tea using the brush end of Memento Tuxedo Black marker. Then I diecut and embossed the frame using the largest die from Spellbinder's Tile Works set. Finished card by popping the teapots and the character for tea.