Friday, December 22, 2023

CAS on Friday #273 - Happy New Year

Come join us for the last CAS on Friday Challenge of the year!  I couldn't resist Lawn Fawn's cute "flappy New Year" sentiment.  So so cute!  Ridiculously so!

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  • Lawn Fawn Winter Birds (SBC | ACOT | SBP)
  • Sakura White Gelly Roll No. 10 (SBC | ACOT)
  • Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink (SBC | SBP)
  • Versafine Clair Nocturne (SBC | ACOT | SBP)

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Little Snow Globe Bear--So Cute!

I will say it again:  Lawn Fawn is brilliant.  Not only did the Little Snow Globe sets from November's release rewhet my appetite for the Reveal Wheel that's been in my stash gathering dust for ages and ages, they are so darn cute!

I mixed together some older sets along with the new to create this adorable scene.  I'd like to think the cat is helping to carry the snow globe but in my house, the cats would be trying to wrest it away from me. LOL!

  • Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel
  • Honey Bee Barn Wood Planks
  • Lawn Fawn Little Snow Globe: Bear
  • Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Templates: Bear
  • Lawn Fawn Little Snow Globe: Dog Add-On
  • Lawn Fawn Little Snow Globe Bear Add-on
  • Lawn Fawn Scribbled Sentiments Winter
  • Lawn Fawn Purrfectly Wicked
  • Lawn Fawn Christmas Dreams
  • Lawn Fawn Winter Plaid 6x6 Paper
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Gina K Red Hot Embossing Powder

Monday, December 18, 2023

Popcorn Garland

While growing up we regularly made our own Christmas decorations, including popcorn garland. I didn't particularly like making them because creating a string of it long enough for the tree took forever and a day.

These from The Greetery were much more fun for me!

  • The Greetery Popcorn Garland
  • Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Large Sentiments and Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Winter Big Scripty Words Dies (green card)
  • Richard Garay Pine Needles Embossing Folder
  • Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink
  • Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry (pink card)
  • Vellum
  • Versamark
  • Ranger White Detail Fine Embossing Powder
  • Recollections Polyester Confetti
  • Trinity Stamps Peppermint Confetti

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Triple Joy

I made a few more Penny Black Immense Joy cards since the die was just laying there on my desk begging to be used. Who am I to argue?  LOL.

I'm entering the gold card in Colorful Options Silver or Gold (or rainbow) although I suppose they all fit the challenge.

Gold Card:
  • Penny Black Immense Joy
  • Spellbinders Parcel & Post Christmas Decorations
  • Honey Bee Layering Holiday Bells
Silver Card:
  • Penny Black Immense Joy
  • Spellbinders Holiday Blooms
  • Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Christmas with Dies
Rainbow Card: 
  • Penny Black Immense Joy
  • Waffle Flower Holiday Lights
  • MFT Christmas Cheer 6x6 Paper
  • a variety of Doodlebug Design 6x6 paper scraps

Friday, December 15, 2023

Poinsettia Grunge

You know that thing where you start a card with an idea in your head but next thing you know it heads in a totally different direction.  Truth.

I grabbed the wrong brush for the background so it went from my envisioned salvaged patina to cobalt blue. Behold:  my Dr. Who inspired Christmas card. LOL.

I'm entering this in Stencil Fun December 2023, Beautiful Blossoms #12 Anything Goes with Optional Holiday Mood Board, The Dream Factory #12 Cobalt Blue.

  • Visible Image Poinsettia Grunge
  • Newton's Nook Holiday Foliage Stencil
  • AALL & Create Steam Cogs Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Mustard Seed, Uncharted Mariner, Prize Ribbon
  • Distress Ink Black Soot
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi color 91

Monday, December 11, 2023

Cozy, Glittery Fireplace

I had leftover Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel parts out from my mega cardmaking session a few weeks ago and used them up.  I'm on a roll!

I used the Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card Fireplace Add-On to create a softly colored fireplace with the picture frame above displaying a variety of gold embossed holiday messages. So very merry!

  • Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments
  • Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel & Templates
  • Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card
  • Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card Fireplace Add-On
  • Lawn Fawn Spiffier Speckles 6x6 Paper
  • Whimsy Stamps Brick Pattern Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina
  • Versamark
  • Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copics:  C5, E57, E59, Y11, Y15, Y18, Y38
  • Clear Wink of Stella

Sunday, December 10, 2023

I'll Have a Blue Blue Penguin

I woke up this morning and saw the last AAA Challenge for this year would work for my hankering to try my hand at blue penguins.  They're even cuter in blue--who knew?!

  • Lawn Fawn Here We Go A-Waddling
  • Distress Oxide Salty Ocean
  • Copics:  B01, B04, B06, C2, RV02, RV04, RV17, Y19

Saturday, December 9, 2023

With Immense Joy

I played around with the Penny Black Immense Joy die this weekend.  I made a couple of cards pairing it with the Altenew Poinsettia 3D and Stampin' Up Linen Embossing Folder.  Talk about quick and simple and with that glitter--amazing!

The other card happened because I thought the sort of coppery glitter cardstock was so pretty but when would I use it?  How about right now as a non-traditional color for a holiday card?  Yes, please!

  • Penny Black Immense Joy
  • Altenew Poinsettia 3D
  • Stampin' Up Linen Embossing Folder
  • Catherine Pooler Fiesta Blue and Suede Shoes
  • Neenah 65lb Metallic Paper

Friday, December 8, 2023

CAS on Friday - Black, White and One Color

I had a brilliant idea of using a variety of red washi tapes that I would then cut out to create a tree for the latest CAS on Friday #272 Black, White and One Color Challenge.  It could have been so much cooler but it didn't occur to me that the washi design wouldn't count for much after I cut it out with a bottle brush tree.  Duh!  

  • Spellbinders Bottle Brush Trees Duo
  • Penny Black Bright & Light
  • Stampin' Up Linen Embossing Folder
  • Washi

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Snow One Else Like You

Isn't this Sunny Studio image the cutest?  Easy to color, plus easy to fussy cut the accessories.  

I used the Lawn Fawn Build-A-Snow Globe dies to create a fairly clean and simple shaker.  Adorbs!!

  • Sunny Studio Snow One Like You
  • Lawn Fawn Build-A-Snow Globe
  • Doodlebug Design Polar Pals 6x6 Paper
  • Distress Oxide Speckled Egg and Salvaged Patina
  • Stampenous Frantage Multi Crystal Glitter Mix
  • Versamark
  • Ranger White Detail Fine Embossing Powder
  • Versafine Clair Nocturne
  • Copics:
    • All:  B00, B000, BV13, C2, E00, E11, E49, E57, G02, R20, R27, YR02
    • Plaid:  G00, BV02, BV13, BV17
    • Houndstooth:  B41, B45
    • Argyle: C2, C3

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Let It Snow Penguin

I found this paper in my stash.  I recall buying it a few years ago with the intention of creating a make 'n' take for friends but that didn't happen so I'm using it now along with an older Lawn Fawn penguin. I should send this one to someone associated with UW given the purple and gold colors.

I'm entering this in Shopping out Stash #511 Whatever the Weather and Sparkles Christmas Challenge #155 Christmas Animals or Birds.

  • Lawn Fawn Giant Let It Snow
  • Lawn Fawn Snow Cool
  • Doodlebug Designs Lily White Glitter
  • Copic C3, C5, C7, Y11, Y15, Y19

Monday, December 4, 2023

HLS Christmas - Festive Animals

It's time for a new Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge with an optional Festive Animals topping. This is the last challenge for now as the owner is taking a well-deserved life break.

I used some Lawn Fawn critters in stockings for my cards.  Aren't they cuter than cute?  I used the LF Moon & Stars Backdrop as well but am questioning that now; it seems so baby kwim.  Still cute tho.

  • Lawn Fawn Pawsitive Christmas
  • Lawn Fawn Winter Big Scripty Words & Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Dotted Moon & Stars Backdrop
  • Lawn Fawn Winter Perfectly Plaid 6x6 Paper
  • Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookies 6x6 Paper
  • Copics:  E41, E42, E43, E44, E49, N2
  • Versamark
  • Ranger Detail Fine White Embossing Powder

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Twinkle Lights Again, But on White

Last time I showcased these fab Spellbinders De-light-ful Christmas hot foil plates I did it on black.  This time they're on white but I did two sets, one in shades of blue with silver foil & glitter and the other multi-colored with gold.  They're just so very fun! 

I'm entering Just Add Ink #681 Photo InspirationInkspirational #303 Seasonal and I Spy with My Little Eye #9 Sparkle and Shine.

  • Spellbinders De-light-ful Christmas Hot Foil Plate & Die
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Copics: B04, B04, B16, G03, Y06, RV09

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Skinny Evergreens

Another set of holiday cards using trees that I got last holiday season and, in this case, using a leftover mixed media panel and my Copic airbursh.  I'm entering this one in Simon Says Monday Trees.

This one is an ultra simple card where I used a stencil and my Copic airbrush to create the horizon. 

Both Cards:
  • Memory Box Frosted Christmas Trees
  • Penny Black Bright & Light
Card 1: 
  • Lawn Fawn Simple Hillsides
  • AALL and Create Starry Night Stencil
  • AALL and Create Wood Pile Stencil
  • Copic BG72 and BG78, E49
Card 2: 
  • Lawn Fawn Simple Hillside Stencils
  • Copic BV13, E49, G29

Snow the Merrier

I decided to give myself another designer brain break and copied myself again with these snow people cards. So very very cute!

I'm entering these in Fab 'n' Funky #585 Snowmen.
  • Lawn Fawn Build-A-Snowman
  • Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners
  • Lawn Fawn Extra Sentiment Banners
  • Lawn Fawn Joy to All
  • Doodlebug Design Winter Wonderland 6x6 Paper
  • Doodlebug Design Night Before Christmas 6x6 Paper
  • Doodlebug Design Polar Pals 6x6 Paper
  • Distress Oxide Spun Sugar, Salvaged Patina and Speckled Egg
  • Versamark
  • Ranger White Detail Fine Embossing Powder
  • Copics: E57, G02, RV17, YR02

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

More CAS Christmas Cars

Crunch time on holiday cardmaking!  I copied myself and made variations on my car card from back in April (whoa--where did the time go?!).  I love that changing out the paper on the road makes such a difference and makes it easier to come up with colors for the cars.

  • Lawn Fawn Car Critters
  • Lawn Fawn Car Critters Add-On
  • Lawn Fawn Road Borders
  • Doodlebug Design Polar Pals 6x6 Paper
  • Sunny Studio 6x6 Paper (stockings)
  • Glossy Accents
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina
  • Versafine Clair Nocturne
  • Copics
    • All:  B00, B01, B91, C2, C7, E41, E23, E25, E27, E29, E42, E43, E44, R20, Y15
    • Red: R24, R27, R29, R39
    • Green: B02, B09, BG78
    • Purple: BV02, BV13, V17

Monday, November 27, 2023

Bottle Brush Trees

Aren't these glittery bottle brush trees amazing?  I went all out and included a glittery background as well with a bit of white pigment ink on the bottom for snow.

  • Spellbinders Bottle Brush Trees Duo
  • Spellbinders A Merry Little Christmas Hot Foil Plate & Die
  • Black Glitter Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink

Friday, November 24, 2023

CAS on Friday - Christmas

Are you ready for another CAS on Friday challenge?  I know you're not ready for Christmas, surely not, so am happy to say our latest challenge helps build your holiday card stash.

I used the Ellen Hutson All Wrapped Up set to create a one layer card colored with alcohol inks.  I thought about cutting out and layering some mini Xmas lights I have or maybe covering these with Glossy Accents to give it a bit of dimension but decided to keep it easy peasy.
  • Ellen Hutson All Wrapped Up
  • Sketchmarker Brush Pro Markers
  • Sakura White Gelly Roll No. 8

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Jive Turkey, Yo

We're having a really small Thanksgiving this year and I'm so very thankful.  These turned out so so cute but all that diecutting was a LOT.  Of course, some of that was on me for deciding to use designer paper for the tail front and back but look how fab they look!

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate!

  • Lawn Fawn Tiny Gift Box
  • Lawn Fawn Tiny Gift Box Peacock/Turkey Add-On
  • Lawn Fawn Into the Woods 6x6 Paper
  • Copic R29 and YR04

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Get Away from That Snow Globe, Cat!

This.  This is what I'm afraid of when it comes to my sister's cats and holiday decorations. They are so inquisitive and ornery unlike my potato cats who couldn't give a fig about the tree and other decorations beyond the occasional drive-by sniff.

I used the new Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel sets and combined them with some of my favorite holiday sets--Purrfectly Wicked and Furry & Bright.  The rug is from LF Christmas Dreams cut from LF 6x6 Knit Picky cardstock; I used 12x12 Knit Picky paper for the background.

The reveal wheel templates made it so easy to position the images and sentiment inside the snow globe.  They don't help you determine which order you should stamp your images though.  

I wanted the scene to be snowy, snowier, snowiest but instead got snowiest, snowier, snowy so let me stamp that again in reverse order. LOL.

Not to worry, I won't waste that wheel and instead will create a Reveal Wheel card with the wheel on the lefthand side of the card. 

  • Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel
  • Lawn Fawn Little Snow Globe: Dog
  • Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Templates: Dog
  • Lawn Fawn Little Snow Globe Add-on
  • Lawn Fawn Purrfectly Wicked
  • Lawn Fawn Furry and Bright
  • Lawn Fawn Christmas Dreams
  • Lawn Fawn Knit Picky 6x6 Paper
  • Lawn Fawn Knit Picky 12x12 Paper