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

Monday, November 20, 2023

Shimmery 3D Vintage Ornaments

I picked up this amazing Spellbinders 3D Vintage Ornaments embossing folder from Urban Papercrafter in Edmonds, WA, a couple of weeks ago.  Look at that texture--look at it!

For the above card I lightly brushed the embossed panel with Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers then rubbed my Memento Brilliance Starlight Silver pad over the top.  Dreamy. 

On this card I used a black cardstock with a white core which I distressed by rubbing my sand erased over the surface to remove the black layer.  I rubbed my Delicata Golden Glitz pad over the top for a truly vintage look.  

For this one I used Distress Oxide Uncharted Mariner on a teal cardstock to create a highlighted area.  Then I used the sand eraser as well as the Tim Holtz edge distresser thingie.

  • Spellbinders Vintage Ornaments 3D Embossing Folder
  • Pinkfresh Studio Perfect Sentiments Holiday Hot Foil Plate & Die
  • Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Large Sentiments & Dies
  • Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Christmas
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Bold Text Christmas Dies
  • Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers & Uncharted Mariner
  • Delicata Golden Glitz
  • Memento Brilliance Starlight Silver

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Be Good for Goodness Shake

I participated in a fun crafty zoom session with some friends this past weekend and made a few Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel cards using the new release. Why must they put out new stuff that goes so well with my old stuff?  Make me spend my money!!! LOL.

It's been quite some time since I've done a Reveal Wheel.  In the past, I didn't have any of the round templates to help place the images in the aperture; what a difference those make!  I'm so so hooked now.

I did that thing where you place the die off the edge of the platform when you diecut and then cut out the mountains from the top with another mountain layer beneath.  Aren't they fab?  And they're pink--super fab!

I also made this into a shaker by adding acetate & foam tape behind the bear then layering that on top of the Reveal Wheel aperture.  Neat!
  • Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Mountain Borders
  • Lawn Fawn Little Snow Globe: Bear
  • Lawn Fawn Little Snow Globe: Dog
  • Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Templates: Bear
  • Lawn Fawn Little Snow Globe Bear Add-on
  • Lawn Fawn Here We Go A-waddling
  • Lawn Fawn Favorite Flannel 6x6 Paper
  • Distress Oxide Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick

Monday, November 13, 2023

Cloche Shaker

This was an ambitious card, let me tell ya.  

I wanted to put the houses inside the cloche as seen but it didn't occur to me it would require foam tape  because of all the scene layers--DUH.  Once I realized that I figured I may as well turn it into a shaker while I had the foam out.  

My next attempt will be a gingerbread neighborhood using the village.  Now to find the time!

  • Concord & 9th Christmas Cloche
  • Honey Bee Winter Village
  • Spellbinders Parcel and Post Christmas Decorations
  • Lawn Fawn Let It Shine 6x6 Paper
  • Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina

Friday, November 10, 2023

CAS on Friday - Sketch

I'm not a huge fan of sketches but when I saw the sketch for the latest CAS on Friday Challenge #270, I may have become a convert.  

What a great way to use up my little bits of paper and that central design could be anything. Do check out the creations of the other DT members.  They are so amazing!

  • Lawn Fawn Build-A-Snowman
  • Lawn Fawn Joy to All
  • Lawn Fawn Everyday Banners
  • Doodlebug Design Winter Wonderland 6x6 Paper
  • Distress Oxide Spun Sugar

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Pink Bottle Brush Tree

I love to incorporate pink or aqua into my cards but rarely do I go all pink. I should do it more often.  How fun and cute is this?  It's such a refreshing change from holiday green and red--boooooring.

  • Spellbinders Bottle Brush Trees Duo
  • Spellbinders A Merry Little Christmas Hot Foil Plate & Die
  • Lawn Fawn Snow Flurries Backdrop
  • MFT Christmas Cheer 6x6 Cardstock

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

BPD - Smooshed Retro Ornament

I was inspired by some of my grandparents' vintage ornaments on my latest Birch Press Design card. Remmeber those ones that were molded or blown shaped glass with a mirror type finish?

Monday, November 6, 2023

Twinkle Lights

Can you say "dramatic?"  The Spellbinders De-light-ful Christmas hot foil plate is amazing!  I LOVE it.  I colored up the lights with Wink of Stella so lots of glittery goodness to go with the gold glitter bases. I then covered the bulbs with Glossy Accents. Shiny, blingy, amazing!

I'm entering this in Tic Tac Toe Challenge #233 (Middle across:  sparkles, holiday sentiment, free) and Make My Monday #213 Lighting the Way.

  • Spellbinders De-light-ful Christmas Hot Foil Plate & Die
  • Spellbinders A Merry Little Christmas Hot Foil Plate & Die
  • Wink of Stella
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Copic YG03 and B04

Saturday, November 4, 2023

HLS Christmas - Bah Humbug

It's time for another Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge which is always anything goes with an optional topping; this month that topping is "bah humbug."

I got some new goodies from The Greetery, including the Big Beautiful Bow dies.  I paired them with a variety of papers to ever so slowly reduce my paper stash.

I also used different sentiments depending on the layout and my mood.  I particularly like that if you using contrasting paper, you can get two sets of bows with minimal effort.  

I plan to use these bows for additional cards but first want to use some of my other new stuff.  Theoretically.

  • The Greetery Big Beautiful Bow Dies
  • Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Large Sentiments
  • Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Large Sentiments Dies
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Bold Tidings
  • Waffle Flower Nesting Tags
  • Spellbinders Holiday Blooms
  • Memory Box Christmas Plaid 6x6 Paper
  • My Favorite Things Colorful Christmas 6x6 Paper
  • LDRS Creative Mackenzie Christmas 6x6 Paper
  • Ranger Copper Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder