Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Merry Presents

For this card I used only the presents portion of Mama Elephant Slim Peeking Presents dies, using paper from Sunny Studio All Is Bright 6x6 Pad

I sponged the card base very lightly with Distress Oxide Spun Sugar then popped the presents on top.  I love the little tags and bows--so cute!  I then added the Lawn Fawn Tiny Gingerbread sentiment on a Lawn Fawn Simply Wavy Banner. Boom!

You can read more about the other card I made with many of these same products over on the Doodlebugs WA blog.


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Folksy Hexagons

Can you believe I was going to toss this away before coloring up just because it got a bit smudgy? See the excess ink on some of the corners of hexagons?  Not what I initially wanted but love how it turned out a bit sketchy and handmade. 

I had wanted a completely clean inking for my project for the Doodlebugs WA blog.  I went another direction with that and you'll see it next week there. I must say this set has proven remarkedly versatile.


Pinkfresh Studio - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - Pop Out Hexagons Pinkfresh Studio - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Celebrating You Pinkfresh Studio - Dies - Celebrating You
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Spray - Chipped Sapphire Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Spray - Mustard Seed Copic Opaque White Ink, 6 ml

Saturday, December 4, 2021

HLS Christmas - Toys

Christmas is just around the corner--how did this happen?!--but if you've been playing along with us regularly you have a chunk of your holiday cards done. I bet you still have a few more to make so do come join the challenge.

For my card, I used the Mama Elephant Letter Board along the Mama Elephant Little Elf Agenda who are busy with last minute building, planning and nawty shenanigans.

I hope to see you playing along with us this month!

Mama Elephant Little Elf Agenda
Mama Elephant Letter Board
Doodlebug Design Night Before Christmas 6x6 Paper

Friday, December 3, 2021

BPD - Masculine Wreath

I have a masculine holiday card over on the Birch Press Design blog today. Patting myself on the back for making a masculine card when it's not even some man's birthday--lol.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Bee Merry Take 3

I thought I would create another little scene with the Clearly Besotted Merry Bees, this time using some of the new smoky Zig Real Brush Markers.  LOVE.  I started with the hive so nice shading there then you can see I pooped out by the time I got to the upper bee and branch.  Smokies used on the hive, reds and branch.

The stencil was sponged with Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina.

I'm entering this in Winter Wonderland Candy Canes and/or For a ChildMake My Monday #162 Cute Christmas, Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes, and Addicted to Stamps and More #419 Any Occasion.

  • Zig Real Brush Markers
  • Clearly Besotted Bee Merry
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Whimsy Stamps Honeycomb Drips stencil
  • Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina

Monday, November 29, 2021

DB - Dino Christmas

I did a bit of drawing on these dinosaur cards to Christmas them up.  You can read more on the Doodlebugs WA blog!

Saturday, November 27, 2021

SOSS #199 - Y for Yuletide

Christmas is nigh and we’re here to help you celebrate at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge #199 Y for Yuletide!

  • Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Salvaged Patina, Prize Ribbon
  • Nested circle die
  • Birch Press Design Ornament Basics dies (hangers)
  • Richard Garay Pine Needles embossing folder

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Modern Christmas Rose

Another take on the Hero Arts Christmas Rose from the other day.  This time I used Zigs which was decidedly faster.

I prefer the pink version but both are pretty. Btw, I made this one into a MnT for some friends. I wonder what color palette they'll use and how they'll arrange their blossoms? Looking forward to seeing them.

It's really hard to tell but the silver bits are all coated in Clear Wink of Stella. 

  • Hero Arts Christmas Rose
  • MFT Handwritten Holiday
  • Card 1 Zigs: 010, 027, 040, 047, 050, 052, 
  • Card 2 Zigs: 032, 050, 092, 093
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Versafine Onyx Black

CM555 Christmas Rose Hero Arts - Die and Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set - Christmas Rose