Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Sending Joy

Do you celebrate Christmas?  I obviously do, given all the cards I have shared.  Whatever you celebrate, I hope it is good.

Here is my latest holiday card.


This card features Trinity Stamps Joyeux Noel stamp set. It is such a beautiful image.  I stamped it with Antique Linen distress ink and did a no line coloring with my Copics.  The circle die is from Waffle Flower cut on this shinny red paper from Crafter's Companion.  I mounted it on this amazing bright red paper (I can't remember who makes this).  Lastly, I added ephemera from Pinkfresh Sudio.  I think it is such a pretty combo with the red and gold, I hope you do too.   


Here are a few other shots for you to take a gander at.  

The question is, what do you suppose this deer is looking at?  The stars?  Santa?  Something else? 


Entering this into: Dies R Us Challenge #111

Thanks for visiting today!


Monday, December 17, 2018

Falala Llama

Hello Monday!

I have a fun card today that I made for the current SugarPea Designs Mix it up Challenge


This card features the Llama Just Say stamp set.  Such a cute set and not sure it is meant to be a holiday set, but why not?!  I stamped the imaged and colored with my Copics.  It was fun to do it with a holiday colors.  The sentiment and stars are from a separate stamp set from Pinkfresh Studio), I wanted the holiday feel.  The stars were stamped with distress ink and the sentiment was embossed in gold.  The paper is also from Pinkfresh and I cut it using my Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die.  I added this ribbon.  Then I added a layer of red behind to draw out the red in the scarf and stars.  



Here is another shot.  I hope you think it is as cute as I do. 


Thanks for your visit today. 

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Merry & Bright

Are you having a Merry and Bright Holiday Season?  I hope so!  I have been busy and on the go myself.  Wanted to share this holiday card with you. 


This card has some of the very fun critters from Hello Bluebird.  I love how darling they are and I stamped and colored them with my copics.  The trees, hills and circle die are all from Lawn Fawn.  I set the scene and used these fun papers from and Carta Bella sets.  The background sets are cut using Gina Marie designs.


Here is one more shot for you to enjoy. 


Entering this into:
AAA card challenge- 3 of something


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Saturday, December 15, 2018

International Tea Day- CLC and Studio Katia



Happy International Tea Day!  Coffee Loving Cardmakers are collaborating with Studio Katia for a blog hop to celebrate!

You should have arrived here from Kerry Urbatch's blog and you have arrived at the last stop along the way.  If you haven't started from the beginning you should head to the Studio Katia blog or the CLC blog to see the full listing. Hopefully you have left comments along the way so you can be eligible to win the prize from Studio Katia!  Keep reading all the way through for full details.

Here are my  creations for today and since we are staring down the holidays, I thought I'd start with a holiday card.


This card features the Studio Katia set Cup of Thanks!  It is so very pretty!  I stamped and embossed it with gold and then colored it with what I thought would be good holiday colors figuring it might sit on someone's desk or table. I used my Copics to color it.  The background paper is from PinkFresh Studio, I cut it out with an AE die.  I wanted to pull out the gold in the embossed image, so I added a bit of gold glitter paper.  I stamped the sentiment from SK and added this die cut hugs in both red and gold.  I added a layer of red to pop it out. 

Here is my close up:


My second card is perfect for the post-holiday rush.  The perfect thank you to send to that special someone for a gift, or for spending time together, whatever it the reason might be. 


I stamped and die cut this same set.  I colored it with my prismacolor pencils.  I love those, but sometimes want a bit more pop, so I brought in my zigs to add that depth (this works well as long as you don't add water).  I used some of the SK Sunny Topaz crystals for the berries on the set.  I added my tag with the thanks sentiment, tying it on with twine.  I mounted this on this backdrop, the first layer a light layer of Bazzil paper in blue die cut using another AE die.  I added a layer of Navy behind it and mounted on my base.  This card is 4.25 X 4.25.

The close up:

Studio Katia is offering a $50 prize.  Those that comment on all posts are eligible.  Commenting to be open from December 15 - December 22nd with the winner to be posted on Sunday, December 23rd at 6 am pacific. 

Thanks and visiting and good luck! 

Friday, December 14, 2018

Believe in your Elf

Hey friends!  I am here today with an encouraging holiday card for you!  It is pretty fun, if I don't say so myself.  Hope you like it too, here goes....


This fun creation features images from Poppy Stamps and Memory box.  I loved them both so much and thought they would be fun together.  I stamped them and colored them with my copics.  The Memory Box one has little bits and pieces you put in the snowglobe, so fun.  I had already used my Tim Holtz Stencil with my distress inks to create the white panel.  I also had this scrap of paper with the red stripes and together these all made the perfect combo.  Once I set them all together I mounted them on this green base and stamped the sentiment along the side. 



What do you think?!  I hope you like it, I had a lot of fun making it!

Entering this into:
Poppy Stamps Merry and Bright challenge

Thanks for your visit!


Thursday, December 13, 2018

National Cocoa Day- CLC and Stamps of Life


Happy National Cocoa Day!  The Coffee Loving Cardmakers are collaborating with the Stamps of Life for a fun blog hop!  This hop has prizes... but you'll have to read all they way through for details. 

You should have arrived here from Laurel Seabrook's blog. 
If you didn't start at the beginning or got lost along the way, head over to Stamps of Life or the CLC blog to get the full list.  I am last on the list, but hopefully you won't find me to be lacking! ;)

My card today is holiday themed, but I think you will find it filled with fun, non-traditional colors. 



My card features a whole lot of scrap paper. I couldn't even tell you who it is from, but it is so fun, I just couldn't let it go.  So I busted it out and used the Stamps of Life Hot Chocolate dies to make this fun cup and this tasty looking hot cocoa.  I loved this paper so much and it matched the background paper well, so I die cut that background piece using AE die.  I thought the sentiments would be fun as shown. You'll notice I used some glossy accents on the whipped cream and added these from sprinkles.  

Here is another shot:


Stamps of Life is offering a $25 dollar prize to someone who comments along the way.  Commenting is open from Dec. 13 - 20th.  The winner will be announced on Saturday Dec. 22nd at 6 am PDT. 

Thanks for visiting today!




Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Warm Hugs

Happy Wednesday!  I have so many holiday cards to share, so I am here today to share one. 


Aren't they cute!  I stamped out the Neat & Tangled & SSS collaboration set from the 2017.  It is a fall set, but it makes for a perfect winter card as well.  Everything comes form the set minus the Holly on the cake.  I stamped and colored these cuties form with my Copics.  I paper pieced the scarf on the bear.  The sentiment from Love Cynthia is stamped on green and the bottom border is die cut using a Pretty Pink Posh die.  I placed that on top of this die cut circle form SugarPea Designs.  The background paper is cut using an Avery Elle die.  

Here is a close up. 


I think they are darling and so glad they are sharing. :)

Entering this into:
Inkspirational- Anything goes Christmas 

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