Tuesday, October 31, 2023

HLS Watercolour - Emboss

It's time for another Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge (with optional "emboss" topping or anything goes)!  

I created a sponged ink ombre blue background on the card front then mounted the WPlus9 Pine Frame onto it.  I used the same inks on the sentiment, The Greetery's Simply Wonderful, which I mounted on top of a pierced oval diecut with a few of the Pine Frame extra branches placed around it. So simple and so so pretty!

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  • The Greetery Simply Wonderful and Die
  • WPlus9 Pine Frame
  • Catherine Pooler Suede Shoes: Carnivale Mini Set (SBC | ACOT | SBP)
  • Catherine Pooler Something Borrowed: Life of the Party Mini Set (SBC | ACOT | SBP)
  • Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina (SBC | ACOT | SBP)
  • Memory Box Open Studio Dewdrop Glitter Glue
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine (SBC | ACOT | Sizzix)
  • Sizzix Big Shot Switch Plus Machine (SBC | ACOT)

   Catherine Pooler Designs - Minis Bundle - Premium Dye Ink - Carnivale Life of the Party CP Minis Ink Pads - Catherine Pooler - Ink Sizzix - Big Shot Switch Plus Machine - Starter Kit - Cherry BlossomSizzix - Big Shot Machine - White and Gray - With Exclusive Ocean Cutting Pads

Friday, October 27, 2023

CAS on Friday #269 - Animal

Has October whipped by or what?!  I'm full on holiday cardmaking mode and have a little niggle of panic starting. Will I finish on time?!

Fortunately, the latest CAS on Friday challenge topic is "animal" which I was easily able to adapt for a holiday card.

  • Mama Elephant Fuzzy Hugs
  • Lawn Fawn Joy to All
  • Zigs:  010, 025, 042, 066, 072, 092, 094

Saturday, October 21, 2023

ATCAS #249 - Black, Purple, Green

It's time for another Addicted to CAS Challenge, this time with a color theme of black, purple and green. 

Given the timing and love of all things spooky, I created another Halloween card using the Simon Says Stamp Trick or Treat set on top of a few of the SSS Patterned Squares sponged in a bright green and purple.
  • Simon Says Stamp Trick or Treat
  • Simon Says Stamp Patterned Squares Stencil
  • Catherine Pooler Lime Rickey and Flirty Fuschia
  • Versafine Clair Nocturne
  • Stampendous Detail Black Embossing Powder

Friday, October 13, 2023

CAS on Friday - Autumn

It's time for the next CAS on Friday challenge.  This time we're asking for Autumn cards and hope you'll be able to join in the fun!

I used my new Lawn Fawn Happy Harvest set, pairing it with LF Hay There, Hayrides for the sentiment on this one layer card. I used a ridiculous amount of Copics to color the images.  Good lord! LOL.

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Lawn Fawn - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Happy HarvestLawn Fawn - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Hay There HayridesCopic Sketch Markers and SetsLawn Fawn - Premium Dye Ink Pad - Jet BlackTsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Nocturne

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

ATSM #456 - Make Your Mark

It's Make Your Mark this fortnight at the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge. This is one of my favorites as the possibilities are endless.

I picked up the Essentials by Ellen Trim the Tree set during her retirement sale. Aren't the images adorable?  I paired them with Lawn Fawn window sets and sentiments to create a holiday tree-trimming scene.

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  • Essentials by Ellen Trim the Tree
  • Lawn Fawn Window Scene Winter (SBC | ACOT | SBP)
  • Lawn Fawn Window Frame (SBC | ACOT | SPB)
  • Lawn Fawn Simply Celebrate Winter Critters Add-On (SBC | ACOT | SBP)
  • Lawn Fawn Simply Celebrate Santa (gift with purchase)
  • Zigs: 020, 024, 032, 036, 044, 052,062, 065, 072, 092, 094 (ACOT | Blick)
  • Sakura Red Glaze Pen (ACOT)
  • Sakura White Gelly Roll No. 10 (SBCACOT)
  • Copic Opaque White (ACOT | Blick)
  • Versafine Clair Nocturne (SBC | ACOT | SBP)

Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Window FrameLawn Fawn - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Window Scene WinterLawn Fawn - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Simply Celebrate - Winter Critters Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 48 Pack - Zig - Clean Color  Sakura - Gelly Roll Classic Pens - 3 Pack - WhiteCopic Opaque White Ink, 6 mlTsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Nocturne

Saturday, October 7, 2023

ATCAS #248 - Dies Only

For the latest Addicted to CAS Challenge we're asking you to use dies only.  

I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do for my card but found this word die in my stash AND already had some cut out. Win, win!

I added that to a card front cut from Bazzil Fig Swirl (my favorite neutral gray tone) which I had embossed.  My final step was to add Rudolph's nose.  Cute and modern!  

  • Lil’ Inker Designs Noel
  • Stampin’ Up Linen Embossing Folder

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

HLS Christmas - Stencil

For the latest Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge you can go with anything goes or the optional stencil twist.  

I used the Taylored Expressions Bird Party Create-in-Quads August Club stencils for my cards.  I'm a huge fan of Create-in-Quads and am particularly enamored of these birds.  I used them for holiday cards but it would be easy to make them for other occasions.

For each of my cards I used the same inks (Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon, Prize Ribbon, Lumberjack Plaid, Vintage Photo) but changed up the sentiments and layouts which made a big difference in their feel.

  • Hero Arts Merry Christmas Messages
  • Altenew Happy Holidays
  • Pretty Pink Posh snowflake and regular sequins
  • Penny Black Snowflake Season
  • Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Christmas
  • Gina K White Glitz Glitter Gel

Tuesday, October 3, 2023