Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Classic Design Team January Challenge

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space.  I'd like to take a second and wish you a Happy New Year, my wish for you is to find much happiness this year! Today I bring you a project for the January Challenge at Classic Design Challenges where "anything goes".  Our sponsor this month is Ching-Chou Kuik so please take a minute and check out their shop.  My project today features Green Frog Elf which is a wonderful spring like image.  After all the Christmas cards, I am so glad to see a little hint of Spring.  My image was colored with Copic markers, and my flowers are from punches.   I think it came together nicely, don't you? 
New Year, New Challenge, Same Awesomeness
We have opened the challenge up to everyone and still have the same great design team and sponsors.  Also you can find more challenges on our Facebook page as well!  
Classic Crafty Facebook Group

Products used:  fuschia/white card stock, K&Co dsp, pink elastic lace, word doc generated senteiment, white gel pen, pink gemstones, EK Tools set of 3 flower punches, and Ching-Chou Kuik's Green Frog Elf stamp

More about the sponsor: 
They also run a Facebook challenge in their group
Blog: https://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/
Challegnes entering:
Leann's World 101 challenge 21
Crafty Sentiment anything goes challenge
Lemon Shortbread 110
Tuesday Morning Sketches 535
Ching-Chou Kuick January Challenge
Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge 4

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Winter Queen

Hi there and welcome back to my crafty space!  I have been coloring quite a bit over the last few days as a way to be mindful and take care of "Me".  I am sharing a card today which stretched me a bit.  I have been fearful of coloring in gray scale which is why I have delayed coloring my Julia Spiri images, but I am so glad I finally took the plunge.  I never truly understood how the "gray" wouldn't effect the colors and was afraid it would show my errors more.  I actually think coloring this way gave me a lot more creative leeway and had so much fun.  I am very thankful for winning this image as a prize and for the Artist stretching me.  Without further ado... 

Products used:  Ivory/ light pool/ cranberry card stock, The Paper Studio Old World Winter dsp,  Julia Spiri Winter Queen stamp, Teal Zeal Memento ink, Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink, Copic markers, white gel pen, Spectrum Noir artliner, Sizzix Dotted Circle die, Altenew Festive Poinsettia stamp set, ivory hemp twine

Challenges entering:
Aud Sentiments Challenge: christmas/winter
CRAFT challenge last stretch 539
Cute Card Thursday 614
ITD Creative Playground 12
Southern Girls
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: december
Morgans Artworld 12
LeAnn's World 101 #21
The Paper Fun Day Challenge 12
Word Art Wednesday 418/419

Something Special For You

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space!  I hope you all are recovering well from the hustle and bustle of the holidays.  I am spending my day coloring and relaxing.  But for some of you, you didn't quite get exactly what you wanted from Santa.  In case that is you, my card is to inspire you to go grab that something special for yourself today.  I was well prepared and put a few happy things under the tree for me, in case Santa got his wires crossed.  He in fact did...  I asked for more Copics and I got drinking glasses.  LOL!!!!  Anyways, I hope that made you laugh and this card inspires you.

Products used:  Sweet Sentiment white card, teal/ black card stock, Pink and Main Spring Color Pop dsp, Sweet Sentiment Dec 2019 class stamp set, Copics, white gel pen, and Spectrum Noir artliner, Memento ink Tuxedo Black/ Teal Zeal.  

challenges entering:

Monday, December 23, 2019

Needle Work Motiff Sympathy card

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space.  I have a quick card to share with you that I made in case I may need it someday.  This card is simple and elegant with the navy and gold color scheme.  I embossed the images after stamping with Versamark and applying Ranger gold embossing powder.  I added a few pops of color by first applying a white colored pencil and then the reds on top since I was coloring on dark card stock.  I think the card came together nicely and I made 3 additional cards exactly the same to add to my stash

Products used:  gold metallic/navy/cream card stock, Altenew Needlework Motif stamp set, Versamark ink, Ranger gold embossing powder, and Prsima Color pencils

Challenges Entering:
A Bit More Time to Craft 106
Crafts Galore Encore 106
Stamplorations: CAS
Sweet Stampers Challenge 39
The Creative Crafters 23
Morgan's Artworld 12
LeAnn's World 101 #21

Friday, December 20, 2019

Holiday Chaos Friday Freebie

Freebie Every Friday!

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space?  I hope you all had a fun time over at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog during our Holiday Chaos kick off?  I've had a lot of fun creating, and now it's time for a little R&R for a few days as my family will be heading to the south right before Christmas.  Be sure not to forget the Freebie Friday image, before your holiday plans kick off, you can get it Here!
My card, today is A2 sized featuring a rather springy background paper that I think complimented the image well and then a panel of embossed snowflakes.  I do hope you like it.  If you're traveling be safe and be blessed!  

Products used:  white/purple card stock, Bo Bunny Garden Party dsp, Darice Swirly Snowflake embossing folder, Copic markers, Purple Stickles, purple sequins, white sheer ribbon, Versafine Onyx black ink, Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set, and Bugaboo Poppin' Xmas Present

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Horsing Around

Current Challenge - Anything Goes
Hello and welcome back to my crafty space!  I have a guest design team project for ITD Creative Playground Challenges and have a special card to share with you.  My daughter loves horses so when I saw this image I knew I had to have it.  I colored, Christmas Horseshoe with Copic markers and cute it out with a Cut n Scan.  I mounted the image on a circle die popped  up on foam tape.  I added pine bough in the same olive green card that accents the plaid paper.  I added sheer ribbon that I colored with a dark blue marker to get the "right" color to accentuate the image and the poinsettias.  The sentiment was part of the digital stamp set, but I used barn door distress oxide to add a bit of color.  I am hoping my daughter and her hubby love the card as much as I do.  I'd love to know what you love about it too! 

When you have a second please check out Imagine That Stamps and see what inspires your next project.   I found a couple steampunk images that I love, and I don't have any in my stash.  That will be my next purchase!!

Products used:  white/cranberry/olive card stock, Christmas Lodge dsp, Fun Stamper's Journey Pine and cone die set, Sizzix dotted circle die set, copic markers, wink of stella, sheer ribbon, Distress Oxide ink barn door, Little Birdie Poinsettias

  Imagine That digistamp

challenges entering:

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Rudolph's Little Helper

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space.  I have a card to share today that is a digital image that i printed onto masking paper so that I could make this fabulous snowy background.  My image was colored with copics and white gel pen.  This little image from Sheepski Designs is just darling!  I won the image recently on their facebook challenge and couldn't be happier to have it. 

Products used:  white/ cranberry card stock, Rock Paper scissors sticker paper, Versafine onyx black ink No place like gnome stamp set, Love letter Memento ink, Distress Oxide inks, Amy Tedder Xmas handwritten sentiments stamp set, copic markers, Crafter's Companion clear glitter ink, Waverly white chalk paint, white gel pen, and  Rudolph's Little Helper

Challenges entering:

Monday, December 16, 2019

Festive Bow

Hi there, welcome back!  I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season?  I have yet another festive card to share with you today.  I used Crafter's Companion Sparkle ink to wash a beautiful red background and then die cut the festive bow in gold.   I mounted it on plaid dsp and got this easy, but gorgeous Christmas card in just a matter of minutes.  I have to admit, it has been a while since I have used my Gemini and I had forgotten how wonderful it cuts intricate dies.   I'm so glad I got it out today!

Products used:  white/cranberry/gold metallic card stock, Christmas Plaid dsp, Crafter's Companion Berry Sparkle Ink, Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set, Ranger Gold embossing powder, Versamark ink, red sheer ribbon, and Crafter's Companion Festive Bow Create a Card Die set.  

Challenges entering: 

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Lil Patch of Crafty Things Challenge 120

Polkadoodles Ltd

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space.  Today kicks off a new challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends where the theme is always "anything goes, handmade".  Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Polkadoodles!  Please check out their amazing images and find something to make your Christmas projects magical!
My card is a 6 inch square featuring Snowman- Winnie Angel which is colored with Copic markers and the background is from Distress Oxide inks.  I hope you enjoy my card and it inspires you to make something fun today!

Products used:  cranberry, white, pearl card stock, Paper Studios Old World Christmas dsp, Distress Oxide inks, Copic markers, Hero Arts sparkle lacquer, white gel pen, ivory twine, and Polkadoodles Snowman-Winnie Angel

More on the sponsor: 
Polkadoodle Craft Challenge Blog: https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/
Digi Choosday Challenge Blog: https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/
Polkadoodles Craft and Colouring Group FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/polkadoodles/

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Christmas Mouse

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space.  Today is the kick off of Holiday Chaos at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog, and if you don't think you have an image to join the challenges, you can go grab the Freebie Friday image from yesterday!  Bonus, right?  The challenge today is to use a critter and snow.  I used Christmas Mouse-Ornament and Stampin Up Embossing folder for snow.  I think this fits the bill!   I'm also giving you a sneak peak to tomorrow's challenge, as I used the sketch for that too!   Wow!  all kinds of goodness going on here today!
Products used:  white card stock, Miss Kate Kuttables dsp, Paper Studios dsp, Holly Jolly ribbon, Copic markers, Love Letter Memento in, Happy Holidays banner stamp, Hero Arts Oval die, Stampin Up Fallin Snow embossing folder, Crafter's Companion sparkle pen, white gel pen, and Bugaboo's, Christmas Mouse-Ornament


Friday, December 13, 2019

Candy Cane Bear

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space. Today I am sharing the Bugaboo Freebie Friday Image, Candy Cane Bear, which is  perfect to jump start you into our week of Holiday Chaos!  Be sure to visit Catch The Bug Challenge Blog often to see what goodness we have going for the holidays.  
Today's card is 5x7 and colored with copic markers.  I have matted the image and the coordinating plaid paper to add some texture. For embellishments i used enamel brads and a ribbon.  The sentiment was stamped and embossed with white embossing powder. I think he's perfect for Christmas!  

Products used:  white/cranberry card stock, Cozy Cabin dsp, MS sentiment stamp, Recollections embossing powder, versamark ink, holliday ribbon, Little birdie enamel brads. white gel pen, and Candy Cane Bear

Challenges entering:
A Vintage Journey: Holly Jolly Christmas
Cas On Friday: Christmas
Colour Crazy wk 49
Crafty Catz 487
Polkadoodles wk 50
Gem of Craft Challenge wk 24
Winter Wonderland: end of the year
Morgan's Artworld challenge 12
LeAnn's World 101 challenge 21

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Christmas Truck

Hello, welcome back to my crafty space.  Today I am sharing a card made with the bonus coloring class for Kit and Clowder subscribers.  I just loved coloring this truck and learned some new techniques along the way.  I feel like the image speaks for itself so I left the card pretty simple.

Proucts used:  white/cranberry card stock, Paper studio snowy dsp, Copic markers, Versafine onyx black, Hero Arts Merry Christmas stamp set, white gel pen and Christmas Truck from Kit and Clowder.

Challenges entering:
Crafting by Design December
Creative Moments 182
Morgan's Artwold #12
LeAnn's World 101: #21
Mod Squad: starry or snowy night
Moo Mania 206
Word Art Wednesday 416/417
WWC 251

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Candy Cane Elf

New Releases!

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space.  There's a new release over at Bugaboo Stamps today and he's darling!   Candy Cane Elf is perfect for all of your holiday crafting needs.  I colored him with copic markers and then added some sparkle, like every elf should have!  Take a quick minute and check out what the other designers came up with at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog

Products used:  white/cranberry card stock, American Crafts dsp, Copic markers, Hero Arts sparkle lacquer, Spectrum Noir sparkle pen, Versafine onyx black ink, Snow and Cocoa set 1 stamp, and Bugaboo, Candy Cane Elf


Challenges Entering:
Arty Divas #10
CAS Colours 350
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes
Everybody Art challenge 459
Ike's World Challenges 127
Paper Craft Challenges 52
Shopping our Stash Holidays 410
Try It on Tuesday: Christmas is coming challenge
Morgan's Artworld 12
LeAnn's World 101 #21

Monday, December 9, 2019

Anything But a Card, Christmas Tags

Anything But a Card!

Hello and welcome back to my creative space.  I hope that you're having a wonderful holiday season filled with laughter and love.  As we are getting down to the wire, I have a real quick project to share with you as I needed some tags for my gifts.  You can also go see what the other designers came up with to inspire you too over at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.  My tags were actually made from scraps and ribbon that I've had in my stash for some time now.  It's amazing how much you accumulate, isn't it?  

Products used:  cranberry/white cards stock, Cozy Cabin dsp, Snow and Cocoa chipboard ephemera, striped ribbon, green sheer ribbon, copic markers, silver stickles, and Bugaboo Christmas Doodles


Sunday, December 8, 2019

Classic Design Team Holiday Blog Hop

Christmas is Peace, Love and Joy. The Best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
Our Team members are spreading the Christmas Cheer with a hop. For the hop Whimsy Stamps is giving away a $15 gift certificate to the store.  
To increase your chances of winning, be sure to leave a comment on each stop of the hop.  All comments must be left by midnight  Autralian time on Friday 20th.  One winner will be randomly-chosen from the hop, and winner will be announced on FB and blog on Monday December 23th.

Jungle Bells three

Whimsy Stamps

Blog Hop Lineup:
o   Michelle
o   Chrissy
o   Julie
o   Hester
o   Maritza
o   Irene
o   Monique
o   Jackie
o   Joy

Products used:  white/green/red card stock/ Little Birdie Highland Greetings dsp, Tonic presents dies, Tim Holtz Alterations Tropical die set, red half backed pearls, wink of stella, Hero arts glitter lacquer, gold Stickles, Copics, Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set, Gnome Sweet Home sentiment stamp, versamark ink, Hero Arts Gold embossing powder, and Whimsey Stamp Jungle Bells Three

Challenges entering:
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 11
LeAnn's World 101 Challenge 21
Morgan's Artworld challenge 12
2 Crafty Critter Crazies December Challenge
A Perfect Time to Craft 12
The Artistic Stamper December challenge
Ching-Chou Kuik December challenge
Christmas Crafts all Year Round: santa, mrs claus or elves
Crafty Hazelnuts: December challenge
DL Art Linky party december

Friday, December 6, 2019

Polar Bear Nights

Hi and welcome back to my crafty space.  Today kicks off a new challenge over at Pattie's Creations where the theme for the month is Bears.   I chose Pattieboops Holiday Polar Bear for my card as it is perfect for Christmas!  I printed the image twice, once on copy paper to use as a mask.  From there I blended distress oxides to create the perfect night sky, then I colored the image and foreground with copic markers.  I happen to love how the green and red scarf pop against the contrasting sky.   This card is a square 4.25 inch card so that it can fit inside a standard A2 envelope.  I did that so that it would not cost extra postage, like a square envelope does.  

When you have a minute please stop by Pattie's Creations store to check out her other images.  She has some pretty cute images getting ready to retire, so snatch them up while you can!!  

Products used:  white/silver metallic card stock, copic markers, distress oxide inks, Stamp On It Merry Christmas sticker, and Pattieboops Holiday Polar Bear

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Pawsing For Christmas

Current Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space!  Today I bring you a guest design team project for ITD Creative Playground Challenges where I got to create with the cutest dog ever, the Dachshund Christmas!  Omg!  You have to go grab it!! The set is so much fun as it comes with colored, uncolored images, and sentiments!  Wowser!!!   I colored this cutie with copics and add a little Wink of Stella to the Santa hat and the sweater to add a little extra.  What I love is that not only did I have a sentiment for the front of the card, but the inside sentiment is darling too!!!   Did I mention I love this set??    I didn't go over the top embellishing this card because truthfully I don't think that pup needed anything!  Just love him.  

When you have a chance stop over at Imagine That Stamps and see what inspires you today!  I bought Marleen's Chocolate Bar the other night and you will be seeing a project with that real soon... after the holidays!  But seriously go check out the store!  

Products used:  white/green card stock, BoBunny dsp, Miss Kate Cuttablrs dsp, Copic markers, white gel pen, and Dachshund Christmas stamp set

Imagine That digistamp

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Sparkling Tree

Hello and welcome back.  I hope you're having a great day?  I picked up a few Crafter's Companion dies at Tuesday Morning a few weeks ago and thought I'd give one a try.   Today I am featuring the Sparkling Tree create a card die set, and used them 2 different ways but, got almost the same effect. 

Products used:  white/cranberry/gold metallic card stock, Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas, silver/gold Stickles, Versafine onyx black ink, Stamp on it Merry Christmas sticker, Crafter's Companion Sparkling Tree die set

Challenges entering:

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Snow Friends New Release

New Releases!

Hello and welcome back!  I hope you're having a great week?  Today I am sharing with a new release from Bugaboo Stamps, called, Snow Friends Happy Holidays!  This is such a cute image as it includes the sentiment and makes for a quick but fun card front.  I colored mine up with Copic markers and added stickles for an extra touch of embellishment.   When you have a minute, please check out what the other designers have come up with today too, at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.