Tuesday, November 24, 2015

SOS229 - Paper Stars

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called No Stamping (rubber or digital). So I took some older Christmas papers and created these stars:
They are all made using 2 6x6 inch papers and glue - easy, right? They can be made into ornaments or kept simple. You can find a tutorial here. For glue I used Tombow multipurpose glue (strong and fast drying) and glue gun (for putting the 2 halves together)
Once you made your first one, they are super easy to make.

CAS on Sunday - Christmas
Classy Cards and such - Ornaments
The Glory of Christmas - CAS
Daring Cardmakers - anything but a card

Friday, November 20, 2015

CCK Polar Snow

This week I had a chance of using one of Ching-Chou Kuik's newer images called Polar Snow. You can find it as a combo with another gorjuss image in her Etsy store - here.
I decided to use it as a non-traditional Christmas card and here is what I created:

The image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils on Canson Mi Teinte paper.
I used some of my older cardstock and snowflake die cuts I got from friends. The poinsettia embossing folder is from a Cardmaking magazine.

Come and get it  - Winter Holiday
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Add a die cut
Pile It On - Any holiday
Robyn's Fetish - Embossing
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Add Purple

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

SOS228 - Wonderland Thank You

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is easy - Thank You or Thanksgiving card.
Since it's past Thanksgiving here I made a Thank You card.

I used a Stampin Up set called Wonderland. It's originally a Christmas set, but the pines are great for any occasion. I made a watercolor background using Tangelo Twist, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay inks (and maybe some Peacock Feathers distress ink). Also used Bermuda Bay for stamping.

Brown Sugar - no patterned paper
AAA Cards - Thanks/Thanksgiving
Just Us Girls - Watercoloring

Friday, November 13, 2015

CCK Rose Bride Dollie

This week at Ching-Chou Kuik's challenge and inspiration blog we are showcasing Ching-Chou's line of dollie images.
For my card I used Rose Bride Dollie - you can fin it in her Etsy store here.

I colored her with Prismacolor pencils for softer look and kept all the colors soft and pretty. Embossing folder is from Spellbinders and the pink is SU Blushing Bride. Flowers are a mix of Wild Orchid flowers and flowers from Hobby Lobby.
Added a bit of Stickles to the wings and some flowers for extra bling. Sentiment is just typed and printed.

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday - AG + something starting with B (bride)
Crafting for All Seasons - Embossing
4 Crafty Chicks - Ribbon
Brown Sugar - No Patterned Paper

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

SOS227 - Masculine Birthday with Horse

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called "Howdy, Pardner" and we want  to see creations with Western theme.
For my card I used a horse stamp from Inkadinkado and couple years old /retired Stampin Up papers.
I used a sketch from Sketch Saturday and kept it simple for a nice masculine birthday card.
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Just Us Girls - Stripes

Friday, November 6, 2015

CCK Sweet December

Here is a card I made for the November challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik's challenge and inspiration blog. This month it's challenge is Christmas. Easy, right?
For my card I used image called Sweet December.
She's been watercolored mostly with distress inks and aqua painter. Use pearlescent watercolors on the background. The I added details with silver pen. Sentiment and papers are from Stampin Up, embossing folder from Spellbinders. Die cut  started out as a circle which I cut apart.

A Snowflake Promise - anything Christmas goes
Fab 'n' Funky - dies and punches

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

SOS225 - All Is Calm and Purple

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Go Paperless - so no using patterned paper.
For my card I used a Stampin Up Stamp set called Wonerland - for the background I sponged Blackberry Bliss and Elegant Eggplant around the pines. When the inks dried I made splatters using thinned out tombow glue and sprinkled Irridescent Ice EP on  them, then embossed it.
Sentiment is stamped on vellum and the brad is from Antique Brads pack.

ABC Christmas challenge - unusual Christmas colors
Crafting By Design - get ready for Christmas
Christmas Card Challenge - anything goes

Friday, October 23, 2015

CCK - Time Flies

I had enough Halloween cards so I decided to do something else for my inspiration post at Ching-Chou Kuik's challenge and inspiration blog.
 Here is my card showcasing one of Ching-Chou's newer images called Time Flies.You can find it in her Etsy store - here.

This image has a very nostalgic / vintage-y feel for me, so I decided to go monochromatic in brown tones, with some distressing to keep with the vintage theme.

Image was colored with mix of Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. The edges were distressed with Antique Linnen and Rusty Hinges distress inks. All the other bits come from my random stash.

Stamp and Create - Brown or Kraft
Sparkles monthly Challenge - Lace and/or Pearls
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Lace/Ribbon/Fabric

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

SOS224 Caffeine Fix

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Caffeine Fix and obviously your creation needs to be coffee (or tea) related. I fished out my Perfect Blend Stampin Up set from the bottom of my pile of stamps and created this card

Since fall is in full swing here I decided to use fall colors.
I paper pieced the cups using Bo Bunny Autumn Song and Prima Sunrise Sunset papers. Cardstock, punch and gold cord are from Stampin Up. sequins from a dollar store.

Sunday Stamps - Sketch
Crafty Cardmakers - Autumn Colors
My Time To Craft -  Autumnal Colors

Friday, October 16, 2015

CCK - Hallo' Owlie

This week at Ching-Chou Kuik's inspiration blog we are all using the same image - it's called Hallo' Owlie. Isn't it fun to see how different everyone's cards turned out? I love it.
I finally have all the Spectrum Noir markers and love the neon green/yellow one (as you can see) - it's perfect for spooky glowy Halloweeen effecs. Also used some Copic markers.
The papers and tags are from an old MME collection.

Crafting By Design - Halloween
Moving Along With Times - Halloween
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Halloween
PDE Linky Party - Halloween Colors