Monday, November 20, 2017

Peace, love and joy...

Good morning!

What can I say? The holidays are upon us and that means this week is super busy at work. This isn't leaving me a lot of time to post so things may be kinda short and sweet around here. For my card today I was drawn to this sweet girl from the TGF Darling Sisters set. Something about her was looking very Dickensian to me so I thought it would be fun to give her a home on a Christmas card. I colored her up to match this scrap of pretty quilt looking paper by Simple Stories as it suited her vintage vibe. I gotta say, I think she fits into the Christmas theme quite well. :)

Later gators!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Darling Sisters set), W Plus 9 (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Pretty Pink Posh stitched scallop border die
Papertrey Ink twine
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
lips- R43
eyes- YG95
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
clothes- R24, R37, R89, YG93, YG97, YG99, BG93, BG96, BG99, T3, T6, T8, E81, G99, G29

Friday, November 17, 2017

Merry and Bright...


I'm wrapping up this week with a card I've made for this month's "anything goes" challenge at Whimsy Stamps. I couldn't wait to ink up Warm and Cozy using desert sand ink and really play with her look using the no-line coloring technique. By stamping her up in a light ink I was able to color in her eyes and give her face some added expression. She's so adorable all bundled up and actually kinda reminds me of myself when I go out these days to walk the dogs... ya gotta have your cap, your scarf, your coat, gloves and boots just to brave the cold. The background is a shaker that I filled with white micro beads and minnie pearls to make it look like snow on that winter scene. All in all I really had fun with this one. :)

Ok, have a great weekend and I will see ya back here on Monday!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pebbles and Basic Grey
stamp- Whimsy (Warm and Cozy)
ink- Memento desert sand
Papertrey Ink shakers and sprinkles die
Martha Stewart snowflake border punch
October Afternoon sentiment sticker
Smooch silver
Kaiser Craft gems
American Crafts Pop white micro beads
Prills minnie pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E34, E57, E59
eyes- BG70, BG72, B14
clothes- BG70, BG53, BG72, C5, W5, W7, W10, R35, R37, R59, YG05, G19, G29, YG23, YG25, T6, T10, E81, E84, E31, E23

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Warm winter wishes...


I'm running off to work this morning so just a quick post to share a quick Christmas card. I was debating between a handful of different stamps when I sat down to get crafty the other day and it wasn't until I started looking through paper pads that I finally cemented my choice. I came across this pretty My Mind's Eye Sugar Plum collection that I got last year and the first paper in it was this lovely winter scene. Right away I knew that it would become the perfect home for Tiny Townie Frida Loves Frosty. All I had to do was color them up to match the soft, pretty hues of the paper and then fussy cut them out. Add a simple sentiment, scatter a few tiny hearts and this quick but cute card was done. :)

Alrighty, I've really gotta get a move on... see ya! 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- My Mind's Eye (Sugar Plum)
stamps- Stamping Bella (TT Frida Loves Frosty), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink stormy sea
Simon Says Stamp mini heart dies
My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Nuvo fresh snow glitter accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y32, E33, E35
clothes- R20, R43, R35, W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7, E30, E31, E34
snowman- E50, BG70, R000, 0, YR21, YR15, YR07
clothes- YG91, YG93, YG97, BG70, BG72, BG57, E30, E31, E34

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Merry Christmas...

Good morning! 

The last time I colored up this gorgeous Holiday Anya was six years ago when she was first released so getting her on another card seemed long overdue. The first go round I had stuck with very traditional red and green Christmas colors so why not try something completely different this time? These pretty Christmas papers with their antique gold hues where very inspirational thus the "silver and gold" treatment that she got. I did my best to make the holly in her hair look like a gold jewelry piece and her dress like sparkly gold lame and silver fox fur. I think she looks quite elegant! Hmmm... there have been four more Holiday Anyas since this winter beauty and now I'm wondering if we will see a new one this year as well? I sure hope so. :)

Stay crafty mis amigos!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Fancy Pants and October Afternoon
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Holiday Anya), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Espresso Truffle
My Favorite Things stitched scallop basic edges die
Kaiser Craft gems
gold thread
Ranger glossy accents
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
lips- R59
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes- Y21, Y26, Y28, E37, C0, C2, R24, R59, E18, G000, G00

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wrapped in love...

Hello crafty friends! 

Are you ready for my Tuesday 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card? This week was all about creating a magical winter scene with this sweet stamp from Dreamerland Crafts. It's called A Beary Big Hug and these two totally give me the feels. I wanted this to look like a moment captured out of a storybook so I was inspired to try a background like this one by the amazing Sandy Allnock. I gotta say, it was a lot of fun squiggling in those trees and watching it all come together just how I imagined it. I didn't want to cover up all that coloring so I kept the card clean and simple with just a sprinkling of sequins and a nice sentiment to pull it all together. 

Now don't forget the monthly challenge over on the 7 Kids blog. There is plenty of time to get creative and enter in for a chance to win the $20 gift certificate!
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (A Beary Big Hug), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento gray flannel
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y21, E33, E35
clothes- YG91, YG93, YG95, G99, E84, E87, R24, R29, E09, E18, E44, E47, E49, E41, E42, YG21, YG67
polar bear- W00, W1, W2, W4, 0
scarf- R14, R24, R29, E09
background- BV0000, BV000, BV00, Y0000, Y00, YG91, YG93, B0000, C1, C3

Monday, November 13, 2017

Furry and Bright...

Hello friends!

Today I am sharing the last card that I made during my time as a guest designer for MFT. This one was totally inspired by my friend's dog, Pickle. She is the most beautiful miniature Dachshund that I have ever seen and she's quite the character too. So I colored this little wiener dog from the Happy Pawlidays set all in black, just like Pickle, and surrounded her with bright pops of color in the ornaments, the inked background and the rug I borrowed from the retired BB Merry Christmoose set. Once again the coordinating Happy Pawlidays dies were used along with some Glossy Accents that I added to the baubles for extra shine. A thin strip of black and white striped washi tape down the left edge of the card ties back nicely to my little black wiener dog and adds a graphic touch to the finished card. It's such a happy scene and I know exactly who is getting it this Christmas, LOL! :)

Talk at'cha later!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- My Favorite Things (BB Happy Pawlidays set and BB Merry Christmoose set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Nick Bantock chrome yellow
washi tape
My Favorite Things Happy Pawlidays dies
Ranger Glossy Accents
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
pup- C5, C7, C9, 100
scarf- R05, R17, R27, E19, 0
ornaments- YG00, YG03, YG25, G07, G29, Y11, Y22, Y26, R14, R24, R46, Y26, Y28
rug- R05, E07, E19

Friday, November 10, 2017

Have a cup of cheer...


I've been anxious to play with the cuties from the TGF/SSS exclusive Pumpkin Spice It Up set ever since I got my hands on them. But at that time I was knee deep in Halloween cards so they had to wait. Then once I jumped into Christmas I thought they might have to wait again but then a line from the old Burl Ives Holly Jolly Christmas song came to mind, "I don't know if there'll be snow but have a cup of cheer." Aha! I knew just the girl to share a cup of Christmas cheer. I did do a minor alteration to her hair by wiping away the curled ends of her bangs and drawing in straight lines just to simplify her look a bit. Then I pulled some of my all time favorite Christmas papers from October Afternoon and colored her up to match. All of a sudden I had a very festive looking little gal who is ready for the holidays.  :)

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you find some time this weekend to grab a cuppa and get crafty!
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
paper- October Afternoon (Very Merry)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (Pumpkin Spice It Up SSS exclusive set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
computer generated sentiment
My Favorite Things stitched circle die
My Favorite Things circle die
Neat and Tangled sequins
Nuvo Fresh Snowfall glitter  accents
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E57, E59
eyes- BG32
clothes- R24, R27, E19, R29, R30, R21, R22, YG21, YG23, YG25, BG10, BG11, E44, E47, E49
mugs- E50, E81, 0, BG10, BG11, YR30