Thursday, December 13, 2018

Winter Birds

Hello!  I am sharing a Christmas card that I made using a non-Christmas stamp set.  I love this bird,  although I do not know which species it is supposed to be. It looks so fluffed up, like the birds at my feeders look in winter, trying to stay warm.

I first stamped the bird and branch in brown in and colored it with pencils.  I was thinking of a House Finch when I was coloring this bird, as it is a frequent visitor to my feeders.  I die cut the branch and fussy cut the bird.  I decided to add Christmas colors using scraps of cardstock in my layout and then perched the bird on the branch. I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops just for a touch of sparkle.

Supplies: I Brake for Stamps Bird Sheet 141A, Gina K Dark Chocolate ink, Prismacolor pencils, Gina Marie X Stitched Circle dies, cardstock from my stash, Sizzix Poinsettia Embossing Folder, Nuvo Crystal Drops Blizzard
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I’d love to enter these challenges.  Thank you for hosting!
SimonSaysStamp’s Wednesday Challenge - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Embossing
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes

Thank you for your kind visit today!  I really appreciate every encouraging comment on my blog and look forward to visiting your blog soon!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Flower of the Month - December Card

Hello stamping friends!  Welcome to my last card for my Flower of the Month series for 2018.  I have had a lot of fun rummaging through my stamps to see what I could use for these cards.  

There are two “flowers” listed for December.  The first is narcissus, which I think is a nod to the paperwhites that people plant inside in December.  Well, I didn’t have any of these in my stash.  The other is a little odd, it is Holly!  Well, Holly isn’t really a flower, is it?  I looked it up and these bushes DO flower, but definitely not in December.

I used an old stamp from Gina K for this card, this would be from one of my first online stamp purchases many years ago.  I colored it with alcohol markers and added gel pens to accent certain parts of the image.  I had this cute sentiment in a cut-a-part page in a patterned paper pack!  

Supplies: Gina K Designs Holiday Cheer stamp set, Memento Black ink, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Spellbinders Oval and Label dies, American Crafts Let it Snow 6x6 paper pad, Cuttlebug embossing folder, other items from my stash

I’d love to enter this card In SimonSaysStamp’s Christmas Card Day challenge, Tuesday Throwdown’s Anything Goes challenge and Kay Scrappiness’s Blog Hop for The Coffee Oasis.

Now that my personal challenge for making cards using stamps that go with that’s months birth flower is over, I will have to think about what to do next year.  Any suggestions?  Will you challenge yourself next year?

Thanks for your visit and kind comments.  I always make an effort to visit your blogs too if you leave me a way to find you!  Have a great day!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Elf Christmas Card

Hello!  I am really surprised how many cards I am making in December. I have a cute elf card to share with you today that uses one of those Action Wobbles.  

I stamped and colored the main image and then there is a separate image in the set that is just the present.  I stamped the latter onto patterned paper.  I added white flocking to portions of the images and also some wink of Stella glitter pen.  I don’t think you can really see the impact of the dimension popping the gift up in the photo, so I added a couple more photos from other angles.  It really looks like the elf is reaching out and giving you the present.  The wobbly effect is an extra fun thing.

Supplies: Art Impressions Elf Shaker set and action wobblers, Memento and Versafine Black inks, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Wink of Stella glitter pen, Inkadinkado white flocking, Avery Elle Wonky Stitched rectangles die, other items from my stash.  

I would love to enter this in Art Impressions Anything Goes challenge!

 I know the season is getting busy so I especially appreciate all the time to you take to visit and comment.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Snowflake Wreath Coffee Card

Updated:  Thank you to the ModSquad Challenge for choosing this card to be one of the top 3!

Hello and TGIF!  The weeks are just flying by.  In a way, I am so happy it is Friday, but in another way, I am concerned how fast time gets away from me!  Oh well. I am back with another coffee card, combining a couple challenges.

I just got the wreath builder stencils on a Black Friday deal and this is my first attempt.  (My second and third attempts have already been trashed!) I used some older stamps on this card and three colors of blue ink.  I added accents of Silver and Glitter gel pens.

Supplies: Hero Arts Designer Snowflake stamp set, Hero Arts Cornflower and Pool Shadow inks, Versafine Majestic Blue ink, Gina K Designs Wreath Builder stencil, Lil Inkers Designs Coffee Cozy stamp set, cardstock from my stash, Uniball Silver gel pen, Sakura stardust glitter pen.

I would love to enter into the Coffee Lover’s Bloghop, the ModSquad Build a Wreath Challenge, and Word Art Wednesday’s Anything Goes Challenge.

Thank you for coming today and for all your kind comments!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Coffee Lover’s Bloghop #3

Hello stamping friends!  I am back again today to enter a third card into the Coffee Lover’s Bloghop. I have a friend in mind for this card.  She recently told me that she was getting her holiday shopping done early to enjoy December, for once.  I thought this card might be a reminder of her promise to herself to relax a little this holiday season.

I used a stamp set that a received in a RAK from another blogger.  This is a quick card with lots of stamping.  I added a tiny snowflake from another set. 

Supplies:  Technique Tuesday Eat Chocolate stamp set, Gina K Mini Wreath Builder stamp set, Hero Art Navy and Soft Sky inks, Gina Marie designs X Stitched circles die, other items from my stash.  

Thanks for looking today!  I appreciate your comments, too.  

Snowball Glittered Christmas Card

Hello stamping friends.  I would love to share some Christmas Wishes with you today.

 I stamped these “snowball” stamps using the Rock N Roll technique with Distress Oxide Inks.  I then used my favorite embossing powder (as is quite obvious as it is the only one that is nearly empty) Sparkle!  

I fussy cut the images out and arranged them over some patterned paper, popping up the center snowmen on foam tape. sentiment, I stamped the sentiment directly on the patterned paper.

Supplies:   I Brake for Stamps Bold Christmas Wishes,  Snowball set of 4 stamps, Distress Oxide inks Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Recollections Sparkle Embossing Powder, Bo Bunny Altitude 6x6 Paper pad.
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I would like to enter this card in Cute Card Thursday’s Anything Goes Challenge and Inkspirational Anything Goes Christmas challenge.

I hope you are having a lovely December.  Take some time to stamp and relax!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Christmas Cards

Hello again! I have been playing with a Christmas work background stamp and wanted to share two cards I made with it. The first one I decided to use a Tea cup stamp with it to go along with the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop.

I die cut a circle first and stamped on it with white pigment ink.  I then colored my coffee cup tower and fussy cut it to lay over the die cut.  

For my second card, I used Distress Oxide to stamp on green cardstock.  These inks really show up nicely over colored papers and I like this color combo with the Fired Brick over Gina K green cardstock.  I stamped out a couple of the poinsettia stamps from Just for Fun onto patterned paper scraps, then cut them out and layered them to make my own embellishment.  A bit of embossed cardstock with gold inked over top finished off the card.

Supplies:  Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Holiday Sentiments Background, Stamptangle Stacked Tea Cups, Poinsettia Flower, Poinsettia Line Flower, Versafine and Memento Black inks, Distress Oxide Fired Brick ink, Avery Elle White Pigment ink, Galaxy Gold pigment ink, Gina Marie Designs X Stitched Circle dies. Sticklers Gold glitter glue

I would also like to enter this in Pixie’s Crafty Workshop Snippets Challenge.

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