Friday, November 25, 2016

Roxie's Hello

                                                        30 Day Coloring Challenge
                                        Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Dies
The dog in this Mama Elephant stamp and die set looks like our Roxie!

The greens die is from Elizabeth Crafts, The lights are from i.o.
Background is a stencil by Dylusions.  It's embossed with white embossing paste.

I love that this door die actually makes the door open!
I used Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella and Stickles to make the windows really look like glass.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Metallic Ornament Card

                                             Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Dies
I need some feminine and elegant Christmas cards.  These turned out just as I hoped they would!
The ornament die is from Poppy Stamps.  The bough dies are from i.o.
Embossing folder is by Sizzix.

Ken Oliver's Stick It really helped with adhering this delicate die to the acetate shaker window.

Tag #3

                                                      30 Day Coloring Challenge
                                       Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Trio-Tastic
Tag # 3 of the Trio-Tastic Challenge.  Santa's Bag by Waffle Flower embossed with initials.
Background, Boots and Hat from Hero Arts.  Darling little mice from Mama Elephant.

Sometimes when I color these little critters I get attached to them and begin to imagine a story . . .
here Santa has come home from a long night flying around the world.  The mice have one last snack for him before he goes to bed.  He hasn't forgotten them.  There is lots of cheese left in his bag for them.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

3 of Santa's Elves

                                                    30 Day Coloring Challenge
                                        Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Trio Tastic
I love this tag so much I'm not sure I can give it away!  There are lots of 3's including three elves, three ornaments and three mini jingle bells.  Santa's bag die and stamp are from Waffle Flower.  I heat embossed Santa's initials on the bag.  The elves and accessories are from a fabulous set from MFT.
The background stamp is from Hero Arts.  The hills are die cuts from Lawn Fawn.

Santa and His Bag

                                         Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Trio-Tastic
                                                         30 Day Coloring Challenge
One of the very first "rules I learned scrapbooking then card-making was to use elements in uneven numbers.  Simon Says' challenge is using elements in threes.  On this card there are lots of threes . . .
3 sets of three packages and 3 buttons on Santa.  Except for the blue background I also used three colors . . .  gold red and green.
Presents and Tree from MFT
Santa from Avery Elle
Bag from Waffle Flower
Background from Hero Arts
Hills die cut with Lawn Fawn

Friday, November 18, 2016

Santa's Bag Tag

                                                       30 Day Coloring Challenge
                              Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Christmas Critters
This tag all began with the Waffle Flower Santa's Bag stamp and Die.  Santa's initials from MSE were gold heat embossed.  The dear stamps are from Avery Elle.  Package stamps are from MFT.
Snowy Hills are dies from Lawn Fawn.
     It's the background I am really excited about.  That is a stamp from Hero Arts!  I used it both for the sky and to heat emboss the sparkling snow.

The Three Little Kittens

                                       Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Christmas Critters
                                                           30 Day Coloring Challenge
My 2 1/2 year old grandson is obsessed with Nursery Rhymes.  He sings them start to finish without missing a word!  This tag will be on a package (mittens and hat) for him.
The kitten stamps are from Simon Says Stamp.  The mittens are a stamp and punch from Stampin Up.  Pink Paisley makes the snowflake pattern paper.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Gingerbread in the oven tag

                                                          30 Day Coloring Challenge
When Lawn Fawn released this stamp and die set I could think of many baker friends and family who would love getting a tag or card with it.  I am having so much fun using this set with different colors and pattern papers.  This one is for my granddaughter.  There are so many elements.  I especially like the oven door that opens (I used acetate on the window), the 3D handle and the towel with it's cross stitch design.
This gingerbread paper by Heidi Grace has been in my stash for a long time.
Later I'll post the oven tag I made for Hanukkah.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Chemistry 103 Day 3

                                                         30 Day Coloring Challenge
My friend Jan and I are proud to be keeping to our plan of making the sample tags from Tim Holtz' Chemistry 103 Online Card Class.  The second from the left is my favorite technique so far . . .  embossing powder on Opaque Texture Paste.

Yeti Slide Card

                                                          30 Day Coloring Challenge
This combines Lawn Fawn and MFT Yeti stamps.  Except for a different sentiment and a little color difference this is a CASE from Nichol Spohr.  Mountain and hill dies are from Lawn Fawn.  The Yeti is on a slider hidden behind the mountains.
I will be doing more Yetis this holiday season!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Belly Band

                                                                            Belly Band
This is the Belly Band for the Hedgehog Thanksgiving Card.  Stamps by MFT.  Wishbone die by Papertrey Ink.

Thanksgiving Hedgehogs pop-up

30 Day Color Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Fall

I think I pulled everything Thanksgiving stamp set I own to make this Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside pop-up card.  Pattern papers and leaf dies are from Lawn Fawn.  Hedgehogs are from MFT.   Turkey leg and pumpkin pie are from Sunny Studio.  The turkey may be Papertrey or CTMH???
I had such fun making this.   Now my desk is cluttered with stamps and supplies!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Chibi Fairies

                                                    Simon Says Monday Challenge
                                                       30 Day Coloring Challenge
Oh, My!!!  Card making has taught me so much but never did I imagine I would learn about electric circuits!  This is the second card I've made using Chibi Lights.  They may not show up well in the photo but the two lanterns and the windows actually light up with you press down on the gifts.

Cristina Yainea Nunez posted a card like this using the Chibi lights and I really studied her video to figure out how to make the circuit.  When I try the next card using Chibi lights I'll try using vellum in front of the lights.

All stamps and dies are from Lawn Fawn.  Stickles give the card some glitz.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Southwest Blanket

                                                        30 Day Coloring Challenge
More Color Burst . . .
The die is from Waffle Flower
Color Burst on Neenah Solor White

Monday, November 7, 2016

Coffee is a hug in a mug

                                                          30 Day Coloring Challenge
I am addicted to coffee.  My collection of coffee-related stamps continues to grow.  This card (inspired by Stephanie Klauck) utilizes stamps from lots of different companies including Stampin Up, Altenew, MFT and G Rated.  I used the new brown color from Color Burst in the background.

Magenta Ornaments

                                                       30 Day Coloring Challenge
I have loved Magenta Stamps for decades.  Their stamps are so artsy and have a unique style I can identify quickly.  They were at the Rubber Stamp Event in Mesa this past week-end.  I had a delightful conversation with the owner, a lovely lady with a beautiful French-Canadian accent.
The card in their display using this ornament stamp really caught my attention.
Here I tried to recreate their card using Versa Fine ink and Color Burst.
I am fascinated with this technique of painting over a background which both use Color Burst!
This was my first attempt.  There will be many more!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Critter Thanksgiving

                                                         30 Day Coloring Challenge
                                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  Anything Goes
I fell in love with the card Nicole Spohr posted using these Sunny Studio stamps.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and it just never gets enough attention!
There is lots and lots of coloring here with Copics.  Pop dots and wink of Stella give it dimension and sparkle.
The hill and tree die cuts are from Lawn Fawn.
Paper is from Reminisce.
I'm not sure what the critter is second from the right.  Any ideas?

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Leaf Circle #3

                                          Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Thinking of You
I can't stop making these cards!  I like each one better than the last!  Just look at this orange and purple combo!

leaf circle Thinking of You #2

Same Card, Different Color Burst Colors

leaf circle Thinking of You

                                         Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Thinking of You
I saw a beautiful fall Happy Birthday card on Pinterest by cardsbymollycat.  I used her idea but different mediums to create this card.  The TWC stencil is embossed with Facetted Lack Crackling Gold Colour.  Thinking of You by Hero Arts is heat embossed in SU copper as are the tiny dots.
I used a variety of Color Bursts (Including Liquid Metals) on heavy weight Nina then die cut them with Lawn Fawn and Sizzix leaves.  They are popped with glue dots and foam squares.