Friday, December 14, 2018

Penguin Window

Oh, look, another alcohol lift ink background. LOL.  I used a muted blue-grey-green color for the frame, an unusual choice for me. It was so fun coloring the penguins but lots of coloring so this card will go to someone I like a LOT. ;-)

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Christmas, Fab n Funky #420 Cute Christmas, Addicted to Stamps and More #322 Make Your Mark

The Details: MFT SY Sweet Holiday Penguins, Stacey Yacula Studio Snowy Trees, Mama Elephant Tri-Window Die, Hello Bluebird Yeti or Not (sentiment) , Ultimate Crafts Fractal Snowflakes, Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Copics

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Spooky Christmas

I'm over on the Topflight Stamps blog with a bonus project this week!

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Christmas, Watercooler Wednesday #200 All About Occasions

The Details:  Katzelkraft Sherlock Holmes, Kraftin' Kimmie Angel Voices, Impress Seattle Holiday, Impression Obsession Halloween Hill, Distress Oxides, Copics, Doodlebug Designs Glitter, Copic Opaque White

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Holly Deer

I saw an image online of a deer printable with really cool and detailed holly antlers. I recreated it here, CAS style.

I'm entering this in The Paper Players #422 Color Challenge, Happy Little Stampers December CAS Emboss, Simon Says Wednesday Christmas

The Details:  MFT Delightful Deer, Memory Box Holly Leaves, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, Sizzix Snowfall Embossing Folder, Copic R27, Distress Oxide Evergreen Bough

TFS - Marlene Tags

I'm over on the Topflight Stamps blog today!

The Details:  Studio Light Art by Marlene Large Colorful TagsPaperArtsy JOFY 57Katzelkraft Holiday Quotes, Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Inktense Ink Pencils, Sakura Glaze and White Pigment Pens, Versafine Onyx Black

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Pink Snow

I've worked up some Yeti cards using both new and way old stuff. I love this set--so very cute.

I'm entering this in City Crafter #442 Snowflakes

The Details:   Hello Bluebird Yeti or Not, Lawn Fawn Stitched Mountain Borders, Sugarpea Designs Log Cabin Mountainscapes, Doodlebug Design Polar Pals 6x6 Paper, Lindy's Magicals, Zig Watercolor Markers, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black

I'm entering this in Shopping Our Stash #384 'tis the Season. The tree panel was stamped last year although I don't recall why I didn't use it.

The Details:   Hello Bluebird Yeti or Not and Believe Die, MFT Chill Wishes, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Opaque White

I'm entering this in Happy Little Stampers December Anything Goes with Dies
The Details: Hello Bluebird Yeti or Not, Copics, Mama Elephant Tri-Window Die, Gina Marie Scalloped Rectangle Die, Echo Park Celebrate Winter 6x6 Paper, Memento Tuxedo Black,

Monday, December 10, 2018

Bitty Christmas

I think this card is so cute.  I love the mix of the simple bears and the mitten paper. 

I'm entering this in AAA Cards #130 Three of SomethingAddicted to Stamps and More #321 Anything Goes

The Details: MFT Bitty Bears, Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Border, Echo Park Celebrate Winter 6x6 Paper, Zig Watercolor Markers, Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger White Detail Fine Embossing Powder

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Wonderfully CAS

I feel like I'm back to my CAS roots with this one. So simple and yet perfect.  Love the glittery snow.  Using my favorite bear color, ochre, here.

The Details:  Hello Bluebird Christmas is Coming, Gina Marie Designs Falling Snow Cover Plate, Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Watercolor Markers, Doodlebug Lily White Glitter, Scor-tape

Jingle Bell Rock

I thought I would play along with CAS(e) This Sketch (flipped) which has reached 300 challenges.  Wow!

The Details:  Mama Elephant Little Dog and Little Cat Agendas, Concord and 9th Mix Tape Dies, Pebbles Holly Jolly 6x6 Paper, Distress Oxides, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Friday, December 7, 2018

Fall Friends Girl

I really liked the colors over at Sunday Stamps for the current challenge.  Pretty, aren't they?  I'm rather surprised I'm so taken with them as I'm usually all about the bold.

I'm entering this in Sunday Stamps #193 Winter's Breath Color Inspiration

The Details:  MFT Fall Friends, Mama Elephant Holiday Messages, Newton's Nook Evergreens Stencil, Distress Oxide Evergreen Bough, Copics, Zig Watercolor Markers, Pebbles Merry Merry 6x6 Paper, Versafine Onyx Black

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Penguin Joy

I love the striped paper from one of the pads I have. So festive! I paired it with the cutest penguin offering up a candy cane. When I was a kid, those were my favorite. How about you?

Style-wise, this is certainly layered and relatively clean I suppose. Is there a killer cute style? LOL.

I'm entering this in The Card Concept #103 Holiday Treats as well as TIME OUT #124 Joyful

The Details: MFT SY Sweet Holiday Penguins, Concord and 9th Joy Die, Recollections Holiday Bash 6x6 Paper, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Oval Die

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

TFS - Big Bear Hugs

I'm over on the Topflight Stamps blog today sharing some chilly winter cheer.

The Details:  Crafty Individuals Christmas Sledding Fun Bear, Katzelkraft Carpe Diem, Zig Watercolor Markers, Peerless Gold Watercolor, Copic Multiliner, Versafine Onyx Black

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Let's So Get Lit

Go check out my card over on the Topflight Stamps Blog. I had a lot of fun designing this one.

I'm entering this in The Paper Players #421 It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas and Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes

The Details:  Katzelkraft Jungle AnimalsKatzelkraft Pilgrim Holiday Accessories, Hero Arts Irreverant Elf Messages, Copics, Copic Multiliners, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Opaque White

Monday, December 3, 2018

2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop

I didn't think I had it in me to squeeze in a card for the current Coffee Lovers Hop but it allowed me play with an idea I had had about changing the pumpkin in the MFT Fall Friends set into a snowball so two birds-one stone.

I started the card by watercoloring the girl and squirrel. I lightly drew in snow on the ground but it was just so so plain so I added the birch trees. Less plain but still plain. Horizon then. Meh. Purple reflection. Okay, cool. Sunrise.  Cooler yet. Impression of a sun with the yellow. Shabam. And finally the various shadows. Happy sigh.

I'm also entering this in HLS Watercolor Anything Goes Without Optional Stencil Twist

The Details:  MFT Fall Friends and Our Story (coffee mug), Hello Bluebird Birch Trees, Zig Watercolor Markers, Copics, Posca White Pigment Pen, Versafine Onyx Black

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Cards in Envy Spirit of Christmas

Are you ready for another Cards in Envy challenge?  Come show your spirit of Christmas!

I found this Distress Oxide panel in my discard pile.  Yeah, I don't know why I was going to toss it. I paired it with a navy panel spattered with Copic Opaque White which was also in the leftovers pile. I love the dark against the bright.

The Details:  Distress Oxides, Stamplorations Let It Snow, Lil' Inker Snowflake Cover Plate

Caroling Owls

Oh, how I love these caroling owls.  They were fun to color, especially when I started adding the dots and they came to life. Now the puffs on the hats I need to practice with.  Apparently with the Marvy Snow Marker a little goes a very long way. I had to tamp these down afterwards, especially the front one which ended up being 1/2" high!

Also, with the NT stencil, I found I needed to use my Copic airbrush to ensure I got into the crevices of the letters. My usual round Distress applicators were not cutting it.

I'm entering this in Mod Squad Use a Critter

The Details:  MFT SY Warm and Feathered Hugs, Neat and Tangled FaLaLa Stencil, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Die, Copics, Marvy Snow Marker, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Oxides

Saturday, December 1, 2018

SOSS #124 - W is for Winter

Over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers it's winter time. Brr!

I know everyone who has experienced cold weather knows what it's like to stick a toe out from under your cozy blankets, decide its too cold to get out of bed, then crossed your legs and hoped your aging bladder would hold out. LOL!

The Details: Katzelkraft Meerkats, Poppy Stamps Window and Valley Snowflakes, Memory Box Lacy Curtains, Doodlebug Design Down on the Farm 6x6 Paper, Carta Bella Santa's Workshop 6x6 Paper, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Memeto Tuxedo Black, Copics, Distress Oxide Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade

Friday, November 30, 2018

52 CCT Guest Designer

I am super excited to be guest designing at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. For this challenge round, you are able to choose any of the challenges from 2017 to base your project on. That's a LOT of choices!

I chose to use a challenge theme from October 2017: Winter Sports. I'm a by-the-fire type of adult but I have very fond memories of sledding with my kid sister as a child.

I masked a pieced of watercolor cardstock and used bright and happy shimmer powder watercolors on it. Love that sparkle!  I really wanted the background to be show up as much as possible, so once I cut the solid scalloped oval die, I fussy cut out the middle along the stitching lines. So framed, but not too framed!

The Details: Newton's Nook Winter Memories, PTI Christmas Card Kit 2017, Lindy's Magicals, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics

CAS Penguins

Hmm, could someone have been playing with new stamps again? Methinks so! I was able to use up old stash (the tree stamps were unused for well over a year) and leftovers from somewhere or another.

I'm entering this in City Crafter #440 Pick a Penguin, CAS on Friday #147 Make a Christmas Card, Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes

The Details:  MFT SY Sweet Holiday Penguins, Stacey Yacula Studio Snowy Trees, Zig Watercolor Markers, Copics, Memento Ladybug and Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Gelli Roll Pigment Pen

The Details:  MFT SY Sweet Holiday Penguins, Pink and Main Snow Sweet, Copics, unknown igloo, Simon Says Stiched Whirl die, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Mountain High

The other day I heard the song "Wanted: Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi which made me think of the MFT cowboy set and how it could be really cute as a Christmas card. I thought about adding more red to his outfit (think cowboy Santa) but decided that's not what cowboys are about so a green vest and snowflake scarf  won the day.

I'm entering this in MFT Color Challenge #106, Allsorts #495 Inspired by a Song

The Details:  MFT Saddle Up and Celebrate, MFT Rolling Hills, Gina Marie Designs Mountain, Distress Oxides, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Copic Opaque White

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

TFS - Snarky Christmas

I'm on the Topflight Stamps blog today with two very different watercolored cards.

The Details:  Katzelkraft Jungle Animals, MFT Ho Ho Ho, Hero Arts Luggage Tag Alphabet, Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Zig Watercolor Markers, Echo Park Celebrate Winterk, Pebbles Holly Jolly and Paper Studio Woodland Wonderland 6x6 Papers

The Details: Katzelkraft Jungle Animals, Katzelkraft Christmas Holiday AccessoriesSimon Says Sweater Words and Appliques, Zig Watercolor Markers, Versafine Onyx Black

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Believe or Else

I saw the Inkspirational Magic Challenge and wondered if I could make a holiday card with that. Why, yes I can!  I made it one layer too so I could enter Less is More. Masking the Santa hat and magician was interesting since they're red rubber. Thank goodness for my MISTI.

I'm entering this in Inkspirational #174 Magic, Less is More #385 OLC Holiday

The Details:  Katzelkraft Sherlock HolmeKatzelkraft Funny Accessories, Lil Inker Moody Santa, Zig Watercolor Markers, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Black Embossing Powder

Monday, November 26, 2018

Sledding Owl

I tend to color things quite realistically but thought I would at least try to make the trees funky pink. Stretching myself just a tiny bit. I plan to make an interactive card with this stamp . . . someday.

I'm entering this in Make My Monday #85 Non-Traditional Xmas Colors, Simon Says Wednesday Baby It's Cold Outside, Addicted to Stamps and More #319 CAS

The Details: MFT SY Warm and Feathered Hugs, Hero Arts Neon Ombre Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Feathered Hugs

I am playing with new stuff and mixing it with the old.  Can you believe that paper's label said it was released in 1998!  I've had it maybe 3 years so that says a little something about whatever shop I bought it from. 

I'm entering this in Cardz 4 Guyz #208 Christmas Critters, Simon Says Wednesday Baby It's Cold Outside

The Details:  MFT SY Warm and Feathered Friends, Hello BlueBird Birch Die, Memento Tuxedo Black and Danube Blue, Copics

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Multicolor Snowflakes

I have been obsessed with the Alcohol Lift Ink so created yet another panel using the same base panel from a few weeks ago. It's amazing how many beautiful lifts you can get! The blue panel is an example of the lift when you let it sit a longer while. I was able to pull most of the alcohol ink but obviously not all as you can see from the blue remaining over the purple.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Monday Let It Snow and Simon Says Wednesday Baby It's Cold Outside

The Details:  Ultimate Crafts Fractal Snowflakes, Stamplorations Let It Snow, Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Yupo, Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift Ink

Friday, November 23, 2018

The Joy of Fishing

I have a couple of leftover JOYs cut out so have been using them up. This one I plan to give to my nephew who is an avid fisherman. I love how this turned out and the little fishies swimming below. So cute!

I'm entering this in Watercooler Wednesday #197 Masculine Anything Goes, Fab n Funky #417 Christmas, Simon Says Wednesday Baby It's Cold Outside

The Details:  Neat and Tangled Stay Cool, Concord and 9th Joy Die, Echo Park Celebrate Winter 6x6 Paper, Copics, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Bigfoot Thank You

We are going over to a friend's house for Thanksgiving this year so I worked up this little thank you for her, my favorite Bigfoot lover. LOL.

The Details:  Lawn Fawn Yeti Set Go, Copics, Green Inspired Card Base

I'm also sharing pics of the pumpkin I made during a glass-blowing class. I don't want to become a full-blown (ha!) glass artist, but I certainly want to take more classes.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

TFS - Bold Santa

I'm over on the Topflight Stamps blog today talking about how I created this cute and bold holiday card!

The Details:  Carabelle Studio Pere Noel, Taylored Expressions Alpha Blocks, Altenew Cozy Flannel Cover Die, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Oxides

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Magical Woodland Christmas

Now this card uses leftovers but I think they're from a make n take that I never got around to finishing? In any case, super cute results! I hope we get just a bit of snow this year. I love taking a walk in snow--so invigorating and peaceful.

I'm entering this in Cardz 4 Guys #208 Christmas Critters, Fab n Funky #416 With an Animal, Winter Wonderland What You Love to Do at Christmas/Winter

The Details:  Avery Elle Frosty Friends and Winter Woodland Wonders, COpics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black

Monday, November 19, 2018

Aurora Deer

I'm using another cut from an acrylic pour panel to create a fabulous aurora sky behind these deer.  The vellum is actually gold on the right side; I used the reverse. The entire lot is spattered with Copic Opaque White. I love the kraft behind with the white border. The sentiment is embossed in white on the same kraft.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Monday Let It Snow, Watercooler Wednesday #196 All About Occasions

The Details:  Altenew Happy Holidays, Memory Box Deer Trio, Lifestyle Crafts Circle Die, Stampin Up Winter Wonderland Vellum, Copic Opaque White, Liquitex Acrylic Paint, Versamark, Ranger White Embossing Powder

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Cards in Envy Santa Baby

Time for another challenge over at Cards in Envy. We'd like to see something related to Santa/Christmas on your card. Perfect timing for the holidays, right?!

I used one of my Xmas sets from last year to create an underwater holiday scene. I airbrushed the water and sand after stamping the Santa.  I didn't feel like masking so just watched where the ink went closer to him.  Turned out just fine.  The rest is colored with Copics the regular way except for the gold elements which I used Smooches on.

The Details:  Waffle Flower The Season, Gina Marie Designs Fan Coral, Taylored Expressions Build a Scene Underwater, Copics, airbrush, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Caroling Critters

I went in a totally different direction with this card after I had cut out the designer paper.  On the other side are rows of little houses which made me think of caroling but when I noticed the backside I had to go with this instead.  Love the softer colors.

I'm entering this in Freshly Made Sketches #363,  Addicted to Stamps and More #318 Holiday
The Details:  Pretty Pink Posh Caroling Critters, Carta Bella Snow Fun 6x6 Paper, Zig Watercolor Markers, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Oxide Ground Espresso (stamped off)

SOSS #123 - H is for Home

H is for Home over at The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.  Come join us.  Snark optional, although we love to see it!

My idea comes from pineapples being the symbol of home/welcome back in the day. Of course, pineapples made me think of Spongebob Squarepants. So that's settled. Of course, no one really lives in a pineapple under the sea. It's a pineapple. Under the sea. And there you have the snark!

My card background is done primarily with the Copic Airbrush. There's a bit of drawing of the home to make it more like the one on the show. I used a typewriter for the sentiment. I love a vintage typewriter in concept but damn those key are stiff. Give me my soft-touch keyboard any day.

The Details:  Stampendous Tropical Pineapple, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border, Copics, Sakura Glaze Pens