Monday, February 22, 2021

Saturday, February 20, 2021

SOSS #179 - Q for Queen

It's not often that I make something that's not a card but this chipboard crown called out to me and how timely that I found it in time to use it for the latest Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #179 Q for Queen.

I used this as an opportunity to try out new techniques and products and just to have fun. And I certainly did.  This was exactly what I needed to get out of my little crafting funk.  Woo hoo!

I used a Command Strip to mount this on my craft wall right above my desk and cubby thingie.  Such sassy eye candy!  In case you're wondering, the crown is approximately 7x11" and 1/2" thick.

I've linked products below that I picked up from Topflight Stamps.  You can shop your heart out there using this 12% off coupon

Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paste
Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste
Sunny Studio Kinsley Alphabet
Distress Oxides
Stazon Blazing Red
Tim Holtz Terminology Tissue Wrap
Liqutex Gesso

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Textured Charlie Chaplin

I thought I would play along with the Simon Says Monday Add Some Texture Challenge. It was the perfect opportunity for me to play with the Distress Resist Spray (essentially a really watered down glue) I had just picked up last week.  I love how this turned out although hopefully next time it won't take me 2 hours!

Aall & Create Charlie
Sizzix Gear/Cog Dies
Sizzix 660220 Dies
Distress Oxide Spray Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo & Mustard Seed
Distress Ink Black Soot
Stazon Jet Black
Fun Stampers Journey Clear View Film
Dreamweaver Metallic Gold Embossing Paste

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Kissing Bears

I found this one in my unfinished projects.  Pretty darn cute.  Syrupy cute actually.  I must have a fever.

Purple Onion Stacey Yacula background stamp
Penny Black Nose to Nose

Monday, February 15, 2021

DB - ME Milkshake

I'm over on the Doodlebugs WA blog today with a fantastically sparkly card. Put on your sunglasses and come check it out!

Saturday, February 13, 2021

I Feel You, Lady Liberty

This fits my current mindset really well.  What a day, week, month, year, 4 years in our country.  Sigh.

VLV Plate 925, 1459, 1524
Distress Ink Barn Door & Blueprint Sketch

Friday, February 12, 2021

Steampunk Fly?

I saw The Male Room #147 Steampunk challenge and had to join in since I had just gotten the Sizzix Tim Holtz gears/cogs embossing folder.  LOVE it.  

With the background being so colorful, the embossed cogs are only apparent from certain angles which makes it so visually interested to me.  See the pic below for a better view.

I've listed the ingredients I've used down below.

Hero Arts Weird & Wonderful
Katzelkraft KTZ225 Australian Animals
Sizzix Tim Holtz Gear Dies
Sizzix Tim Holtz Gear/Cog embossing folder
Tim Holtz Distinguished
Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers & Rusty Hinge

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Sketch Candy Cane

Another holiday card for the 2021 stash. I'm rather pleased with how the coloring turned out. I like these sorts of sketchy images but don't often work with them so this is a real treat in more ways than one!

Poppy Stamps Berry Sweet Holiday
Pebbles Cozy & Bright 6x6 Paper
Honey Bee Holiday Cheer 6x6 Paper
PTI Linen Texture Plate

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Another Holiday Experiment

I saw that the Simon Says Monday Challenge is "Resist It" and I had the snowflakes already embossed so it took me all of 3 minutes to give it a spritz and spatter followed by buffing the panel once dried. LOVE it.

I paired it with a vintage style snowman, frame and sentiment. Those rosy cheeks! If I do another card like this with the linen-colored snowman, I will color up the snowman sans accessories and give it some texture with a bit of cloth and Copic 0. I so picture this being made up in burlap or felt.

Hero Arts Hand Drawn Snowflakes
Avery Elle Frosty Friends
Distress Oxide Spray Mustard Seed and Mermaid Lagoon
Distress Oxide Rusty Hinge
Ranger Detail Fine White Embossing Powder
Sizzix Tim Holtz Merry & Bright Dies

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Xmas Owl

I certainly have been in a messy mood lately. Lots of paint and ink and whatever else I feel like throwing on a card--LOL.

This one was an experiment to see if I could use the Spellbinders Glimmer machine over an embossed, inked background. Heck, yes, I can!

I'm entering this in  Winter Wonderland Christmas Anything Goes

Power Poppy Forest Fellas
MFT Christmas Background
Spellbinders Dots Glimmer Plates
Tim Holtz 3D Woodgrain embossing folder
WPlus9 Pine Frame
Distress Oxide Rustic Wilderness, Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso
Zig Real Brush Markers

Monday, February 8, 2021

Saturday, February 6, 2021

SOSS #178 - N for No

Are you ready for another challenge from the Sisterhood?  This time our theme is N for No. I hope you'll join us but I totally get it if you say no.  LOL.

I've listed links to the items I got from Topflight Stamps.  You can shop your heart out using this 12% off coupon. 

Sizzix Tim Holtz Cog Dies
Ranger Dylusions Fabulous Called
Aall and Create Bad Day
Katzelkraft Coffee & Tea To Go
Aall and Create Lotza Trianglz
Visible Image Count Me In
Distress Oxides

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Pink Folk Christmas

I couldn't help myself from making another card for the Jingle Belles challenge.  I bet I could make a few more but will I?  Maybe.

Products Used:  Pinkfresh Merry Little Christmas, Ranger Detail Fine White Embossing Powder, Zigs

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Modern Joy

I was inspired by the latest Jingle Belles challenge for this card.  I love the amber color featured in the inspiration pic so made sure to include it.

Actually there's so much to love in this pic--stripes, the colors, the deer, stockings, bottle brush trees and the list goes on!

Products Used: MFT Wreath, Distress Oxides, Newton's Nook Deer, Concord & 9th Joy

Monday, February 1, 2021