Monday, November 11, 2019

Whimsy - Not a Creature

Not a creature was stirring . . . ha! I'm guessing the writer of that poem didn't have a cat--LOL.

For this one-layer card I stamped the Whimsy Very Mice Christmas and tree images with Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored them with Copics.

I used a Posca white pigment pen for the eyes. I emphasized the eyelashes with a Copic Multiliner. Super cute!

The sentiment was stamped last (almost always the case for me) in VersaFine Onyx Black.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

ATCAS #172 - Birthday

Our latest code word at Addicted to CAS is "birthday." I KNOW you need birthday cards in your life so why not kill too birds with one stone and join us?

I stamped the Avery Elle Birthday Bus images onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper using Versafine Onyx Black.  I then colored them up with Zig Real Brush Watercolor Markers. The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black too.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Whimsy - Helloooooooo

I feel like this a lot during the holidays. The ride starts out smoothly but then the next thing I know I'm careening toward Christmas like a rocket. LOL.

I stamped the Whimsy Winter Sports image using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it up with Copics. That image cracks me up! Actually they all do.  So cute!

For the card front I stamped the Tartan Plaid Background with Distress Oxide Broken China--I am totally mad for plaid! I paired that with a couple of different Doodlebug Designs papers for the ski slope.

I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black and added a few whoosh marks with a Copic Multiliner.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Fuzzy Hugs, Take 2

I worked up a simpler version of my no-line coloring card as a make n take for our last crafty day.  The girls were able to choose their own background paper as well as animals. This made for a very quick project that they were able to personalize. Theirs turned out a treat too.

I'm entering this in Christmas Kickstart #23 Snow, Shopping Our Stash #408 Snowflakes, Daring Cardmakers November 2019 Elemental Challenge (colors, snow, animal)

Mama Elephant Fuzzy Hugs
ME Winter Forest Cover
C9 Take a Bough
Zig Real Brush Watercolor Marker 032, 220, 072, 080
Copic E47
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pigment Pen
Catherine Pooler Snowy Day 6x6 Paper
Versafine Onyx Black
Gina K Connect Glue

Monday, November 4, 2019

Hamster Holiday

I've been playing around with the new(ish) MFT Christmas Selfies and MFT Peace Love Joy Stencil lately. You'll be seeing a couple of other cards using these on the Doodlebugs Blog in the future but I couldn't resist posting this one today.  So cute!

I used the hamsters from MFT Picture Perfect and added one of the LF Tiny Gift Box Holiday Hats to Christmas them up.

For the background I sponged the MFT Peace Love Joy Stencil with Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch then applied Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste over that. The LF Stitched Snowflakes are cut from glitter foam and cardstock. So sparkly happy!

I colored up the hamsters and photo background using Copics. My Posco pigment pen is my go-to for adding dots and minor fixes.

I'm entering this in Jingles Belles Rudolph and Friends, Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes, Daring Cardmakers November 2019 Elemental Inspiration

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Poinsettia OLC

I love poinsettias and couldn’t resist no line watercoloring this one. I love Strathmore Bristol Smooth 100 as its sturdy enough to be one layer and handles my crazy crafty antics so well.

So no line watercoloring with Zigs and a really bold sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black. Ta da!

I'm entering this in CAS on Friday #167 One Layer, Less is more #407 One Layer Winter Flora, HLS November CAS ‘Tis the Season

The Details:  Gina K Festive Flower Stamptember 2019, Sunny Studio Season's Greetings, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Oxide Peeled Paint and Tea Dye, Inktense 0700 and 240, Zig 022, 025, 027, 043, 044, 046, 052, 072, 092, and 260, Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock

Saturday, November 2, 2019

SOSS #147 - T is for Tea

Time for a new Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge:  T for Tea!  At first glance, my card looks so not snarky--what a cute image, pretty paper, soft colors, blah blah blah.  But do you actually get it?


No one I've shown this to has gotten it without prompting so my snark this time resides in the giving, provided they don't initially get it either. Gee, a little slow, are you? You actually need me to spell it out for you? I hear the local elementary school is enrolling.  Oh, snap!

The Details:  Hello Bluebird Portrait Pals, MFT Tea Time, MFT Spooktacular Friends, Distress Oxide Spun Sugar, Carta Bella Flower Market 6x6 Paper