Sunday, February 27, 2022

Paper Pieced Snow Peoples

I was inspired by the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown to pull this card together using some happy little papers with some happy little snow peoples.  So cute!

  • The Greeting Farm Fa La La
  • Lawn Fawn Eat, Sleep & Be Merry
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
  • Doodlebug Design Night Before Christmas 6x6 Paper
  • Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina
  • Copic BG000, E59, R00

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Snowflake Joy

I'm entering this in Jingle Belles Oh Christmas Stencil. Definitely needed the nudge to use up this panel from my stash. Create in Quads is brilliant!
  • Taylored Expressions Snowflakes Create in Quads Stencils
  • Concord & 9th Joy
  • Catherine Pooler Inks

Friday, February 25, 2022

Holiday Cabin Window

I was virtual crafting with my sister last night and we worked on cards for Peace on Earth Challenge #10.  I love that inspiration picture. I'm also entering this in 52 Christmas Card Throwdown 52CCT22-07 Masculine.

  • Lawn Fawn Window Frame (SBC | CoT | SBP)
  • Memory Box Resting Birds
  • Concord & 9th Take a Bough (retired)
  • Mama Elephant Slim Peeking Presents
  • Stampin' Up Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder
  • Echo Park Jingle All the Way 6x6 Paper (SBC | CoT)
  • Distress Oxide Vintage Photo, Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood

Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Window Frame Echo Park - Jingle All The Way Collection - Christmas - 6 x 6 Paper Pad

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Dreamy Gingerbread House

  • Lawn Fawn Build-A-House
  • Lawn Fawn Build-A-House Gingerbread Add-On
  • Lawn Fawn Build-A-House Christmas Add-On
  • Lawn Fawn Merry Messages
  • LDRS Creative Mackenzie Christmas 6x6 Paper
  • Copic BV02, G21, RV42, Y00, Y21

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Faux Snow Globe

I was inspired by the colors of the latest Color Throwdown #680. This isn't a real snow globe shaker.  I spattered the stenciled panel with white ink as well as the top of the acetate for a layered effect.  Sneaky!

  • Pinkfresh Studio Winter Forest Layering Stencils
  • Altenew Globe Builder
  • Memory Box Deer Trio
  • Distress Oxide Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Pine Needles
  • Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray
  • Versafine Vintage Sepia

SOSS #204 - Q for Quirky

This fortnight at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is #204 Q for Quirky.  I hope you'll join us!

  • Carabelle Studio Droles D'animaux
  • Copics: BG53, BG57, BG78, G28, N3, N7, R00, R12, R29, Y08
  • Sakura Red Glaze Pen

ATCAS #214 - Snowflake

Can you believe it's time for another Addicted to CAS Challenge already?!  Our code word is "snowflake."

I embossed a piece of watercolor cardstock with snowflakes, masked it then applied brushos.  Once the lot was dry, I embossed the sentiment. Super easy so I might riff on this for another card or two.

Btw, I buffed the embossed snowflakes with a paper towel after taking the photo and they're whiter now.  Something to keep in mind if you decide to try something like this.
  • PaperArtsy TS063
  • Hero Arts Christmas Rose
  • Ultramarine Brushos

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Cute Cute Caroling Pig

Okay, the sheep and bird are cute too but that pig!

I'm entering this in CAS Christmas February Winter SceneJingle Belles 12 Days of Christmas (4 calling birds, although why the song doesn't have a pig and sheep is beyond me) and ABC Christmas C for Clean and Simple or D for Distressing.

  • MFT Christmas Carols (MFT)
  • MFT Christmas Cheer (MFT)
  • Lawn Fawn Simple Wavy Banners (SBC | SBP)
  • Zigs: 020, 037, 069, 072, 091

SY Christmas Carols SY Christmas Cheer Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Simple Wavy Banners

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Upcycled & Fancified

I glammed up my recently purchased Big Shot Switch over the weekend.  The gold foliage really helps break up all that salmon pink (I assure you the salmon is more intense in real life).  Much happier with the overall look now. 

I decided to experiment with the diecuts resulting from the gold foil having a backing paper.  I just popped on a pair of gloves and went to town applying alcohol ink from fingertips to paper.  

The backing is very slick and wanted to bead up which I took in stride. It certainly dried quickly enough and I could have completely covered the foliage with more alcohol ink had I wished to wait but who has time for that?!  LOL.

I popped the foliage on a hot-foiled honeycomb coverplate and added a diecut sentiment.  Swoon!

I'm entering this in Daring Cardmakers February Elemental Challenge (leaves, colors, repeat/geometric pattern) and TIME OUT #206 Friend Quote

  • Birch Press Design Sugar Script Big Hugs
  • Memory Box Glossy Black Cardstock
  • Memory Box Dancing Butterflies
  • Memory Box Fresh Foliage
  • Papertrey Ink Honeycomb Plate (retired)
  • Cricut Gold Adhesive Foil
  • Adirondack and Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks
  • Spellbinders Gold Hot Foil (SBC | SB)
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System (SBC | SB | SBP)

Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil - Glimmer Foil Roll - Gold

Saturday, February 5, 2022

SOSS #203 - J for Judgmental

Are you ready for another Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge or do you need to find your pants?  We're in no position to judge but we will anyway.

  • Viva Las Vegas Curler Lady Smoking
  • Viva Las Vegas Plates 827, 1385 & 1476
  • Aall & Create Olga Heldwin #50
  • Carabelle Studio My Stamp
  • Visible Image Creative Chaos
  • Visible Image Ripples Stencil
  • Catherine Pooler Lime Rickey & Coral Cabana
  • Versafine Clair Morning Mist
  • Ranger Archival Jet Black
  • Various Distress Oxides
  • Liquitex Gesso

ATCAS #213 - Hearts

I fiddled with one of my beloved Clearly Besotted Bee Merry images so it could carry a heart rather than a present. It's perfect to use with the Simon Says die that I repurposed as a stencil. So very cute!
  • Clearly Besotted Bee Merry
  • Mama Elephant Little Signage Agenda
  • Mama Elephant Stackable Cuties
  • Simon Says Stamps Heart Breeze
  • Gina K Red Hot Embossing Powder
  • Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina
  • Copic BG10, N3, N5, Y15, Y38

Friday, February 4, 2022

HLS Christmas - Snowflakes

For this round of the Happy Little Stamps Christmas Challenge it's the usual Anything Goes and this time with the option of using Snowflakes.  Umm, yes, please!

I picked up the TE Snowflake Create-in-Quads Layering Stencils as soon as I spied them. They're brilliant! I haven't finished the other 3 snowflake card fronts yet but be sure that I will. 

Here I paired the colorful snowflakes with a vellum overlay and the Lawn Fawn Let It Snow die cut out of a sassy glitter cardstock from Memory Box.

  • Taylored Expressions Snowflake Create-in-Quads Layering Stencils
  • Lawn Fawn Let It Snow (SBC | SBP | CTC)
  • Memory Box Delicate Pastel 6x6 Cardstock
  • Catherine Pooler Inks

Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Giant Let It Snow

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

ATSM #422 - Christmas

Are you ready for another Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge?  This time we have #422 Christmas.

I masked off my card base and sponged the Pinkfresh Studio Wintry Forest Stencils with a few Catherine Pooler inks as well as Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina.  I spattered a few Copic Opaque White snowflakes for good measure.

Pinkfresh Studio - Christmas - Layering Stencils - Wintry Forest Catherine Pooler Designs - Minis Bundle - Premium Dye Ink - Paradise Found Spa Catherine Pooler Designs - Minis Bundle - Premium Dye Ink - Life of the Party Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Ink Pads - Salvaged Patina