Tuesday, November 19, 2019

A Hog For Christmas

Hello and welcome back to my creative space!   Today I bring you a fun card that I am going to share  over at the Sweet Sentiment Facebook Group where they are have a color challenge. I love that Jammie encourages her followers to share their work and wanted to play along.  Maybe go check out her page?    I typically don't pick masculine images, so this got me a little out of my comfort zone, but I think it turned out well.  I colored Harley Claus with copic markers, and for the background quickly blended distress oxides for the sky.  I used Picket Fence Distress Ink to splatter a little snow too.   My card is 5x7 as i thought it suited the image better.  Without further ado... 

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Products used:  white/black/cranberry card stock, Craft Smart Christmas Plaids dsp, Copic markers, Distress Oxide Ink tumbled glass, Distress Ink picket fence, Hero Arts felt snow flakes, white gel pen, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Echo Park Holly Jolly stamp set, hemp twine, and Dr Digi Harley Claus

Winter Bird Trio

New Releases!

Good Morning and welcome back to my creative space! Today I am sharing a new release from Bugaboo Stamps, where you can find a new release each and every Tuesday?  How exciting is that?  Winter Bird Trio is perfect for all of your winter and holiday crafting projects.  I of course am featuring it as a card today, but I plan on using it in my planner or traveler's notebook soon.   I'm loving how peach is trending this Christmas season so I had to incorporate it in my collection.  I  hope you like it.  Let me know...  

Products used:  white/gold metallic card, Snow and Cocoa dsp, Copic markers, Gold Stickles, Glossy Accents, White Gelly Roll pen, teal tulle, Momenta celebrate word die, and Bugaboo Winter Bird Trio

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1950s Retro TV Show

Hello and welcome back to my creative space!  Today I have a throwback to the 1950s black and white tv and a retro Christmas!  I used the My Hero Arts October 2019 Kit of the Month and made a black and white Christmas scene in a loose interpretation of  a TV!   I made the television from rectangles framing one metallic rectangle and punching circles out to make the dial to change the channels.  I cut 2 small strips and 2 half circles to form the antennae.  I hope that you're able to get the vibe I was going for?  Without further ado.... 

Products used:  white/cranberry/silver metallic/black card stock, Paper Studies gingham dsp, MHA Oct 2019 KOM, circle punches, copic markers, glossy accents, recollections white embossing powder, versamark ink, and silver stickles.   

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 118

Good Morning!  Thanks for stopping by my crafty space!  We have a new challenge starting today over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends where anything handmade goes!  Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps which is such a fun and creative company. I encourage you to check out the store and find some inspiration for your next project!  I colored my images with copic markers, and added tumbled glass Distress oxide ink to the background.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine onyx black ink and mounted on a standard A2 card.  

Products used:  white/ hot pink card stock, Recollections Holiday Bash dsp, Distress Oxide ink, Versafine ink, Copic markers, Gnome Christmas sentiment, stickles, and Snowman Couple

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Retro Christmas Tree Shopping

Hello and welcome back to my crafty place!  This evening I have a fun project featuring the My Monthly Hero Arts Kit from October 2019 which features a Retro Christmas!   I first stamped the images and then colored them with Copic markers and then die cut them out.  I made my background using Hero Hues reactive inks and then applied my scene.  I have to admit this card took a little bit of time to construct because I also cut out the image to make another card with different images from the same set.  I hope you like the way it came together and inspires you to make something fun today! 

Products used:  white card stock, MHA October 2019 kit of the month, Hero Hues Reactive Inks, Versa Magic Cloud ink, Versafine Onyx Black ink, silver Stickles, Distress Oxide vintage photo, Glossy accents, and, Copic markers

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Psalm 119:28

Hi and welcome back to my crafty space.  This morning I have a bible journaling page to share with you.  I recently stumbled upon a company called By The Well 4 God who publishes devotionals that are travel notebook sized (my new love) and all the ephemera and stamps to go with them to help your creative process along.  I am new to bible journaling as it is hard for me to mark up the pages of a bible, which is why I purchased the Day Spring, Illustrating Bible.  I love this bible because it has wide margins to decorate, create, or write in.  I have chosen to mostly create in mine and then write in my devotional traveler's notebook so that I can share my work with you. 

The Devotional I am Working on is the October devotional, but it is perfect for what I am personally facing right now.  I just love how God works and knows exactly what you need when you need it.  Historically November is a very rough month for me full of heart ache and grief, so A Heart at Rest is perfect for me to work through at the moment.   

Psalm 119:28 New International Version (NIV)

My soul is weary with sorrow;

    strengthen me according to your word.

Products used:  A Heart At Rest Devotional Kit, Distress oxides aged mahogany/evergreen bough, Daniel Smith water color natural sienna 

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Grateful Fox

Oldies But Goodies!

Welcome back to my crafty space. I hope you're having a great day?  I have an oldie but goodie for you from Bugaboo Stamps which I think is adorable!  I colored the image with copics and heat embossed the sentiment on to an A2 card.   When you have a chance go check out what the other designers came up with over at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog!  I do hope you find some inspiration there and then grab you an image from Bugaboo!  Without further ado...

Products used: marigold/white card stock, Gina K Grateful Heart dsp, Copic markers, Recollections gold embossing powder, Bo Bunny gratitude stamp set, white gelly roll pen gold Stickles, and Bugaboo, Fall Autumn Fox

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