Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Stamping Boutique New Release

Hello There, Things have been pretty busy around here for me and to be honest I haven't gotten a lot of card-making and or scrapbooking into my schedule. There are a few reasons for that my husband and I just moved into a bit bigger place because of our upcoming baby. Only about 2 more months to go, the time is just flying by. Therefore of course my craft room supplies are all packed up and we are slowly unpacking and really getting organized with our new space.

I was able to pull out some of my crafting goodies and give them a new place just in time for a new release from The Stamping Boutique.  So today I have 2 cards to show you with 2 brand new images being released today. Wahoo!!!





Make sure to stop on by the Stamping Boutique Challenge blog for all the details on the release and more project ideas with these awesome images from the other ladies on the design team.

Friday, January 09, 2015

The Stamping Boutique Challenge Winter Birthday

Guess what? It's Friday again and you know what that means, I've got a new card to share with you using a Stamping Boutique image.

Just a heads up with 2015 comes some changes to our posting and sharing schedule. I wanted to let you know that we'll now be posting challenges twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. So hop on by then and see what we are creating and get inspired. 

So now onto the first challenge of 2015- Winter Birthday

I used the image Coroling Snowman
 


I coloured the image with my copic markers and spectrum Noir markers. I then added some sparkle with a clear sparkle gel pen. The sentiment is stamped onto vellum and it says, "Happy Birthday to you" the stamp is from the $1.50 bin at Michael's.  To finish off the card I used some blue half pearls on the side. 

So head on over to The Stamping Boutique Challenge blog page and find out all the info how you too can participate in this challenge. Also check out more inspiration from the rest of the amazing design team. 

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Creative Knockouts- For the Kids Challenge

Happy Tuesday! I've got a new card to share here with you today.  I stumbled upon a challenge blog called Creative Knockouts and loved the challenge for this week, it's For The Kids.  I also thought the sponsor for the challenge had super cute images and I felt totally inspired.  The sponsor for this week is a Random Fan.  I just knew I had to participate and make a card for this challenge.

So here is my card:


I love this new My Favourite Things Pure Innocence stamp, it's called "Happy Banner". I recently got this one and had to break it out for this card.  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set. I really love the colours in this card and how it all turned out!



Saturday, January 03, 2015

Merry Christmas Snicker Doodle!

I really love how this card turned out. It's one of my favourites from the holiday season for sure!  It's using both embossing folders from the Tim Holtz Sixxiz Alterations Knit set embossing folders. 

Again the trees were hand coloured and the red in front sponged with ink. The back panel of red is card stock.  The reindeers are not coloured though they have scented embossing powder on them which smells like a snicker doodle cookie. I was so excited to find this embossing powder! I thought it was so fun and I do love those cookies and it's smell. 

Also of course the sentiment comes from the Michael's $1.50 bin.


Moose be Christmas Paint chip style

I made this cute moose out of paint chips and construction paper. Of course I had to add googly eyes and a half pearl that I coloured black to complete the face. Again combined the two stamps "Merry Christmas" stamp from the Michael's $1.50 bin and the "Moose be Love stamp set" from Great Impressions stamps.


It Moose Be Christmas

I switched things up with this card. Instead of the traditional "Merry Christmas" I made the sentiment say "It Moose Be Christmas" by combining two stamps together. Those stamps are the "Merry Christmas" stamp from the Michael's $1.50 bin and the "Moose be Love stamp set" from Great Impressions stamps. I used two different embossing folders for the background. I made 5 of these cards.




Oh Christmas Tree!

Here is another card I made last Christmas season.  It's using the Cuttlebug Christmas stitches embossing folder.  I coloured all the details with my Spectrum Noir markers.  The tree is mounted on sparkly paper which is hard to see in the picture.   I used my go to go stamp for a simple Christmas sentiment. 

Again this card was a lot of work but I enjoyed colouring it and seeing the final look. I really like how these cards turned out.  I made 6 of these cards!


Merry Christmas knitted look!

 I am very excited to share with you these cards I made.  This was the design that I decided to mass produce for the Christmas season to give to my family.  I made about 20 of these cards.

As you can see it was a lot of work as the tree, snowflakes and reindeer on the embossed background are hand coloured.  The red area is sponged on ink which too was also very time consuming and the sparkly bigger snowflake I used silver stickles.   The embossed background is from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations "Knit Set"and I really love these embossing folders.

All in all I think it was very worth it to make the cards, I love how they turned out and even though it was a lot of work it was quite fun colouring all the details in. I actually coloured them over a few days as my husband and I watched TV together and whenever else I could fit in crafting time.

Again the Merry Christmas sentiment is from the Michael's $1.50 Stamp bin and it's stamped on vellum.  To finish off the card I added some small red half pearls.

As you can see I used two different colours of card stock as the main panel on the card. I used two different tones of grey/white. 

Saying Merry Christmas with snowflakes!


Hello there, Christmas is over now and the new year of 2015 is upon us already.   I'm finally sitting down at my computer to update the blog with the last cards I made in 2014. 

So here it goes! I made a few of these pretty snowflake cards over the Christmas season.  I used a snowflake embossing folder for the background and then for the snowflakes I used "My Favorite Things" Let it Snowfake Die-namics.   The sentiment is from a Michael's $1.50 stamp. 


One colour, two different shades makes two very different looks. I love it!!!