Saturday, June 25, 2022

Candy Cane Kitty

Hello, everybody!  Today I'm sharing another holiday card!  This one features the adorable Candy Cane Cat from Your Next Stamp, which I coloured with markers, fussy-cut, and popped up on foam tape. I also added Frosted Lace Stickles to the kitty's hat pompom and trim.  Sorry I haven't been around visiting your blogs lately but I hope to get caught up this weekend!  

Behind the kitty are stencilled snowflakes, made using embossing paste through a snowflake stencil (Hot off the Press Snowfall).  I did some paper-tearing with scraps of patterned paper on the left-hand side and then stamped a sentiment at the bottom right from Your Next Stamp Holiday Snow Globe.  Lastly I adhered three pink snowflake sequins.  

I would like to join the following 8 challenges:
Ally's Angels 59 AG 2/3
Creative Fingers 234 AG 2/3
DL.ART June Linky AG UE
Christmas Kickstart 63 Pawfectly Pawsome Christmas 1/3 C8
Rudolph Day June AG Christmas 1E C10
Show Us Your Pussycats 77 Furrything Goes/Friendship/Love UE
Simon Says Stamp Monday Beginning with S (stencil, snowflakes, sequins, scraps) 2/5
Your Next Stamp 187 Anything Goes 1/3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Guest Designer - Christmas Craft Creations Reminder

Hello, everyone!  This month I have been guest designing for Christmas Craft Creations so I'm back to share another card featuring our June theme of Trees.  I hope you will be inspired to join our challenge!  

I made a fun snow-globe shaker card!

Here are the products I used:
Die:  KSCraft Designed by Rex Snow Globe
Stamp: Poppystamps Holiday Hoopla
Ink:  Lawn Fawn Peacock
Patterned Paper: Whimsy Stamps Blurry Flurries
Other:  Sequins and snowflake sequins

I die-cut the snow globe from various scraps of cardstock and paper-pieced together into a shaker card.  I added lots of sequins and snowflake sequins inside the shaker and adhered three die-cut snowflakes on the outside of the shaker acetate.  I tore a scrap of white cardstock and adhered it to the patterned paper to create a snowy scene and then adhered the shaker element.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment.

Thank you to Christmas Craft Creations for inviting me to be your Guest Designer!  I had fun!

I would also like to join the following 10 challenges:
Ally's Angels 59 AG 1/3
Crafts Galore Encore June AG 1/3
Crafty Gals Corner 232 AG 1/3
Creative Fingers 233 AG 1/3
DL.ART June Linky AG UE
Jan's Digi Stamps June AG 2/5
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 184 AG 1/3
Simon Says Stamp Monday Beginning with S (snowflakes, snow globe, sequins) 1/5
Snippets Playground 430 Snippets are snow globe die-cuts and torn snowbank 1E C10
Word Art Wednesday 549-550 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

June Guest Designer - Christmas Craft Creations

Hi, everybody!  I'm happy to announce that I have been invited as a Guest Designer at Christmas Craft Creations for June!  Yay!  Our theme for the month is Trees, so I hope you can join us!  If you would like to view the challenge rules, they can be found on the sidebar here.

I made a set of three cards! 

I chose an older digital image from my stash called Winter Tree from Gingerloft (no longer in business).  I digitally changed the colour to blue, grey, and light blue and added a holiday sentiment beneath the image (Beccy's Place Christmas Blooms).  Using my paper trimmer I cut each image, along with the sentiment, into a rectangle and then rounded the corners.  

For the background I used Memory Box 3-D Embossing Folder Snowy Forest on white cardstock.  To create a snowbank that coordinates with the tree image, I tore some scraps of white cardstock and adhered.  The tree/sentiment panels are popped up with foam tape, and I added lots of glitter on the tree boughs. Below is a close-up so you can hopefully see the sparkle a bit better.

Please head over to Christmas Craft Creations and join our challenge! 

I would also like to join the following 10 challenges:
Digi Choosday 23 AG 1/2
DL.ART June Linky AG UE
Double D White with One Other Colour Only 1/3
Jan's Digi Stamps June AG 1/5
Pammie's Inky Pinkies 2223 Anything Goes 1/3 C10
QKR Stampede 445 AG 1/3
Word Art Wednesday 547-548 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk 1 1/5

Thank you for looking at my set of cards!  Wishing you a joyful and carefree day!

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Guest Designer - The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge #3

Hi, everyone!  It's the last day of May and I'm squeezing in one final card as Guest Designer at The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge this month.  Our sponsor for May is Gerda Steiner Designs, and it has been a joy to feature her cute images on my cards all month.  

Our challenge is to use grey as a mandatory colour and add two other colours from the photo, plus the twist of "add your own."  You decide what you want to add for the twist.  Just let us know the colours you chose and what you added for the twist.  I hope you'll join us!  Our challenge starts today and you have two weeks to play along.

For my card I used the mandatory colour of grey, and my two other colours are green and pink.  The "add your own" twist that I chose is die-cuts.  

This adorable image from Gerda Steiner Designs is Frog with Heart.  I've had this digital image for several years, and it appears to be retired now.  I coloured it with markers, added spots to the frog with a darker green marker and white accents with a paint pen and then fussy-cut.  I used a wonky stitched frame die-cut (Reverse Confetti) as well as Impression Obsession Heron on Lake die.  I trimmed off the heron and so I could use that space for the frog.

I started with the background by ink-blending Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide on watercolour paper and spritzing some water.  I die-cut the lake scene from green cardstock and then added additional green shading with the same marker as the frog's spots.  The frog is adhered with foam tape, as is the wonky stitched frame. Lastly I stamped the sentiment (Stampendous).

Thank you to The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge for having me as your Guest Deisigner this month - I had fun!

I would like to join the following challenges:
Die Cut Divas May AG 4/4
DL.ART May Linky AG UE
Jan's Digi Stamps May AG 5/5
Passion for Markers 643 3 or more layers UE
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday May 19-June 1 AG Optional Partial Die-cut or Punch (I cut off the heron so I used partial die-cut) 2/3
Word Art Wednesday 545-546 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 5/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a carefree day!

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Thinking of You Bird on a Wire

Hi, everybody!  Today I'm sharing a thinking-of-you card.  My Mom likes to keep these on hand, as well as sympathy cards, to send when the occasion arises.  This is one of several that I made for her stash.  The image is Beccy's Place Bird on a Wire and it was a freebie at one point (thank you!) but is now part of the Birdsong set.  I used the precoloured version.

I inked around the edges of the image with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then adhered to a scrap of brown patterned paper.  I created the background by stamping Judikins Sheet Music on kraft cardstock and then inking the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I adhered the bird panel onto the sheet music with foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment on an oval-shaped label and adhered.  

I would like to join the following 10 challenges:
Allsorts 678 Anything but Birthday 1/3
Beccy's Place May AG with Beccy's Place UE
Crafter's Cafe 285 Spots or Stripes (stripes in sheet music) 1/5
DL.ART May Linky AG UE
Double D Monochromatic 1/3
Double Trouble 111 Let's Brown Bag It - Thing1 Kraft, Thing3 Stripes (in sheet music), Thing2 Link-up Crafter's Cafe (did all 3)
Taylormadecards4u Anything Goes Masculine Cards 2/3
Word Art Wednesday 545-546 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 4/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a happy and carefree day!

Friday, May 27, 2022

Ice Skating Mouse

Hello, everyone!  I'm rushing to share my cards this month and will be coming around to visit your blogs this weekend!  Today I'm sharing a winter holiday card.  This cute Ice Skating Mouse is from Gerda Steiner Designs, and I coloured her with markers and fussy-cut.

I adhered the image to a background from The Paper Shelter (So Comfy and So Fluffy), which I die-cut with a stitched circle (Gina Marie Designs).  The white cardstock has been die-cut with a Pinpoint Rectangle (Memory Box) and embossed with Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow.  The teal panel has been embossed with the same embossing folder.  I stamped a sentiment (MFT Warm Wishes) on a scrap from The Paper Shelter background mentioned above, adhered to another scrap from the same paper.  Behind the circle, which is popped up on foam tape, is a strip of polka dot paper from BoBunny.  To finish the card, I embellished with three teal snowflake sequins.

My card design was inspired by the May sketch at Cheerful Sketches:

I would also like to join the following 9 challenges, for a total of 10:
Crafty Calendar May AG 2/3
DL.ART May Linky AG UE
Gerda's Share Your Designs Challenge May UE
Rudolph Day May AG Christmas 1E C10
Simon Say Stamp Wednesday AG 3/5
The Paper Shelter 513 Embellishments (snowflake sequins) 1/3
Through the Craft Room Door May 24 AG 3/4
Word Art Wednesday 545-546 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 3/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Birthday Rooster

Hi, everyone!  Today I have another birthday card to share!  This one went to Brian's sister, who loves roosters.  I'm still not caught up on blog visits but I will get there soon!  Thank you for your patience!

The rooster tag, buttons, label, and carte postale were from a Cara Brandon Creations digital collage sheet, which was a freebie at one point (thank you, Cara!).  I layered these items on some gingham and polka dot papers from my scraps, as well as some aqua cardstock which I embossed with a Sizzix Texture Fades Honeycomb embossing folder.  I stamped a birthday sentiment on the label (The Old Island Stamp Company) and embellished it with a sparkly butterfly (Recollections punch) and three teal gems.  For the tag I added a hole reinforcer (We R Memory Keepers punch) and some baker's twine.  

I would like to join the following challenges:
Allsorts 677 13th Birthday - Anything for a Birthday 2/3
Crafty Calendar May AG 1/3
Crafty Friends 155 May Animals/Birds 2/3
DL.ART May Linky AG UE
Jan's Digi Stamps May AG 3/5
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday May 19-June 1 AG Optional Partial Die-cut or Punch (punches) 1/3
Word Art Wednesday 545-546 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 2/5

I would also like to share a giveaway by Amanda Jayne Designs, which you can find here.  Her designs are adorable!  Here's a link to her etsy shop.

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!