Wednesday, November 14, 2018

TFS - Alice in Wonderland Christmas

I'm over on the Topflight Stamps blog today stretching stamps by using them in whimsical holiday cards!  Do check it out for more details.

The Details:  Visible Image Alice in Wonderland CaterpillarVisible Image Alice in Wonderland The Cheshire CatUltimate Crafts Fractal Snowflakes, CZ Design Hello You, Hero Arts Offbeat Holiday Messages, Zig Watercolor Markers, Copic Opaque White, Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Ranger Detail White Embossing Powder, Distress Ink Pumice Stone, Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift Ink

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Rainbow Snowglobe

Yesterday I took some time to use the LF set a friend gifted me ages ago. I paired it with some leftover alcohol ink work and new paper.  I love the cheery colors!

I’m entering this in Lawn Fawnatics #40 and Fusion Wine o'clock (sketch)

The Details:  Lawn Fawn Ready, Set, Snow and Really Rainbow Christmas 6x6 paper, Copic Various Ink, Copics, Distress Oxide Weathered Wood and Black Soot, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Scor-Tape

Monday, November 12, 2018

Holiday Rabbit

I've been working on a series of Alice in Wonderland holiday cards for Topflight Stamps (be sure to check them out this coming Wednesday!) and thought of this one for this round's CAS(E) this Sketch.  I particularly love the countdown. Christmas is right around the corner!

I'm entering this in CAS(E) This Sketch #297 and Addicted to Stamps and More #317 Make Your Mark

The DetailsVisible Image Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit, Mama Elephant Yeti Sentiments, Zig Watercolor Markers, Copics (pocket watch, Y15, 26, 28), Versafine Onyx Black

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Pastel Deer

Oh, how I love the colors of this card. I used vellum over the designer paper for an even softer effect. Swoon.

I'm entering this in 52 Christmas Card Throwdown November Color Challenge

The Details:  MFT Delightful Deer, Lawn Fawn Frosty Fairies, Penny Black Holiday Trimmings 6x6 Paper, Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame Die 1, Ranger White Embossing Powder, Versamark

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Deer Aperture

Two cards with very different results.  Both use a leftover piece of gold foil. I wonder how long I can keep up using these leftovers before I forget about them until the next time I clean my desk, a loooong time from now. LOL.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Monday Make Your Own Background

The Details: Ultimate Crafts Fractal Snowflakes, Hero Arts Deer and Ornament, MFT BB Santa's Elves, Versamark, Ranger White Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift Ink, Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Yupo, Deco Art Gold Foil, Minc Reactive Paint

I'm entering this in Less is More #384 Metallics

The Details:  Hero Arts Deer and Ornament, Merry and Bright, Scor-Tape, Versamark, Ranger Gold Embossing Powder, Deco Art Gold Foil

Friday, November 9, 2018

Sympathy Card from Leftovers

I found these leftovers in my pile and paired them to make a lovely sympathy card. I hadn't originally added the bird but it adds so much.

I'm entering this in Freshly Made Sketches #362, HLS November Anything Goes with Dies

The Details:  Clearly Besotted Thinking of You, Impression Obsession Sea Birds, Concord and 9th Paper, Hero Arts Die, Distress Oxides, Versamark, Ranger Detail Fine White Embossing Powder

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Wheat or Oats

A quick Thanksgiving card this evening using a new stencil.  Love it!

I'm entering this in Color Throwdown #518, Paper Players #417 Give Thanks, Simon Says Wednesday Thanks/Thanksgiving

The Details:  Stamplorations Abstract Oats stencil, Simon Says Christmas Essentials and Stitched Circle Die, Distress Oxide Vintage Photo and Spiced Marmalade, Copic B93 and airbrush, Versafine Onyx Black

Rainbow Yeti

You know I love color on my cards so I thought I would try something a bit different with the tree background stencil. Isn't it fun? Such happy happy colors. And the perfect backdrop with the rather boring yeti--boring because of the lack of color. I'm glad this set came with a string of lights to "brighten" him up!

I'm entering this in As You Like It Rainbow or Monochrome, Fab n Funky #415 Fantasy Figures

The Details:  Hello Bluebird Yeti or Not, Newton's Nook Evergreens, Distress Oxides, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black

Wednesday, November 7, 2018


I'm over on the Topflight Stamps blog today with the cutest birthday card using a variety of techniques including powdered watercolors, watercolor markers, Copic airbrushing, Copic coloring, masking and stenciling.  Stop on by and check it out.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Monday Make Your Own Background

The Details:  For the Love of Stamps Dino FriendsPaperArtsy Infusions Orange County, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Lawn Fawn Grass Die used as mask, Zig Markers, Copic Airbrush

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Woodland Birthday

Winter birthday planning time!  So flippin' cute.  Started with stamping and watercoloring the animals.  Then I masked them and stenciled the background. A bit of spattered Copic Opaque White for snow and ready to make someone's day.

I'm entering this is Seize the Birthday Anything Goes, City Crafter #427 Woodland Animals, Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes

The Details:  Hello Bluebird Christmas is Coming, MFT Bitty Bears, Newton's Nook Trees Stencil, Zig Watercolor Markers, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Oxide Evergreen Branch and Mowed Lawn

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Cards in Envy Fire or Rain

Cards in Envy time!  We're asking that you feature fire or rain on your cards this fortnight.

A lot of my friends have reached the "hot" stage in life and I'm counting down the days until I do. Ugh! I first sponged the card using Distress Oxides and stamped the sentiment.  I then embossed the card front using a fire embossing folder before taking a waterbrush and removing some of the color to create more movement. I decided not to color the woman as the card had so much color going on anyway.  Now she really pops out.

The Details:  Stampin' Up Just Kidding, IndigoBlu Think Evil Thoughts, Distress Oxides, Simon Says Stitched Rectangle Die, Darice Fire Embossing Folder, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black

Mod Santa

Pairing new dies with an image I colored last year that I found in the leftovers pile.  I love this particular color combination as well as the spattering of water and the Copic Opaque White.  It really adds depth. Bokeh.

I'm entering this in CAS Christmas November Santa, Watercooler Wednesday #194 Anything Goes, Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes, Addicted to Stamps and More #316 Anything Goes

The Details: MFT Ho Ho Ho and Jingle All the Way, Distress Oxide Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Antique Linen, Copics and Copic Opaque White, Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Saturday, November 3, 2018

SOSS #122 - F is for Fantasy

It's fantasy time over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!  I fantasize I were a unicorn with a really long, golden horn. Retractable would be nice. Self-cleaning too.  LOL

The Details:  Mama Elephant Unicorns and Rainbows, Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle Die, Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales 6x6 Paper, Fonts: Humanist and Magnolia Sky, Copics, Clear Wink of Stella, Memento Tuxedo Black

Friday, November 2, 2018

Snow Mens

Lots of leftovers on this one mixed with some new.  The ME snowmen are so cute and easy to color!

I'm entering this in Color Throwdown #517, Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes

The Details:  Mama Elephant Little Snowman Agenda, Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame Die 1, Impress Stripes Stamp, Catherine Pooler Inks (background), Stamplorations Let It Snow, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Another Grateful Card

What? Again with the leftovers? Yes!  This time I'm using the Brushos background (I canNOT for the life of me recall why this ended up in the discard pile!) and the deer die. Those antlers are super fantastic.

I'm entering this in Cardz 4 Guyz #206 Into the Woods, TIME OUT #121 Quote, Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes

The Details:  Simon Says Christmas Essentials and Birch Column, Memory Box Enchanted Deer, Brushos Dark Brown, Orange and Yellow, Versamark, Ranger Watering Can Embossing Powder, Distress Ink Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso, Tim Holtz Distress Specialty Stamping Paper,