Friday, November 28, 2014

Jolly Santa Hugs

Well, the weather outside is frightful, so the time to craft is delightful, and create I did - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!!!  We are in the middle of a major blizzard here in Alberta ( and I do mean all of Alberta!!!! ), major snowfalls, extreme winds and sooooooo cold ( with the wind chill it has been hovering around -36C all day ).  Brrrrrrr!!! Time for an adorable card to warm us up.

This is a delightful image from Penny Black that I stamped on watercolor paper and then painted with inks from Tim Holtz distress reinkers.  The die is from Memory Box, and the sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Very Busy Guy

What - no Christmas card today!!  Nope, I decided to showcase a non holiday card today for One Crazy Stamper.

My cards today showcase a great image for that special guy in your life - it's Stamping Bella's Uptown Guy Calvin Loves Computers.  I stamped the image on Copic Xpress It cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Copics.  The sentiment comes with the image, and the dp is from my stash.
Card Recipe
Skin - E01, E11, E13
Book Pages - E40, E42
Clock Face - B0000, 000 /Trim - C7
Blues - B24, B26, B28
Reds - R29
Yellows - Y13, Y19
Greens - G07, G28
Desk - E44, E47, E49
Hair - E07, E09, E19
Computer - C2, C5, C7
Shirt - B21, B23, B24

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Jingle Bell Pup

 Okay it seems that this month I am on a jingle bell theme, so in keeping with that theme here is my card.  Today I have colored the High Hopes image Jingle Pup with my Copics, then fussy cut it and mounted it on dp from Simple Stories Cozy Christmas  Basics collection.  The jingle bell die is from Memory Box and the sentiment is from my stash.  
Card Recipe
Greens - BG93, BG96, BG99
Face - E40, E42, E43
Body - E44, E47, E49
Golds - Y21, Y23, Y26
Reds - R56, R59, RV99
Boots - W6, W8, W10
Silver Sakura Metallic pen

Here's the same image and paper, just moved the die and sentiment.

Check out the rest of the design teams wonderful projects over at One Crazy Stamper.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Jingle Penguins

Have I mentioned that I simply adore penguins, and as soon as I see a new image featuring these adorable critters I just have to add it to my collection.  Well guess what?!!!!  Stamping Bella recently announced their newest images and one of them just happens to have my favorites - this is Christmas Penguins!!!  So cute, you can just imagine them strutting their stuff to some Christmas music.

Here's another angle of the card so that you can see the acrylic.
For my One Crazy Stamper card today, I have colored the Penguins with my Copics, then fussy cut them and adhered them to the front of an acrylic and cardstock card.  The inside of the card features dp from Carta Bella's All Bundled Up collection, the twine is from my stash and the bells are from Marianne Designs.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mr & Mrs

Where do the hours of the day disappear to - I fully intended to post this earlier today, but I was having to much fun painting the kits for three advent calendars!!  Almost finished the painting, so tomorrow will be spent cutting paper to wrap the drawers, and then on to the embellishing of the entire kits.  I will post photos when I get them all finished, but for today I have a beautiful version of one of my favorite Lili of the Valley images.  

I have colored the image with Copics, then matted and mounted it on papers that have been inked with Antique Linen distress ink.  A gorgeous Memory Box heart die with added Prima flowers and glitter enhances the card front, and a simple sentiment completes the card.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Merry Christmas Savanna

Welcome to my first weekly post for One Crazy Stamper and since Christmas is fast approaching, my card today is the first of many Christmas cards to come.

This gorgeous image is from Stamping Bella and is entitled Savannah Has a Star, and I have colored her with Copics, then used a Sakura white glaze pen, a gold metallic pen, and some clear Smooch to add glitter and shine to details on the image.  After fussy cutting the image I mounted in on the card front that features the Memory Box Snowflake Arch, the Impression Obsession Merry Christmas sentiment, and dp from my stash.
Card Recipe
Skin - E00, E01, E11, R20
Reds - R29, R39, R59
Greens - YG95, YG97, YG99
Yellows - Y15, Y17, Y35
Champagne - Y23
Glass - B0000
Hair - YR23, YR24, E59, E09
Hop on over to the One Crazy Stamper blog to check out the other wonderful projects from the design team, and then check out the online store here.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Santa Stops Here

The snow has finally stopped today, leaving a white glistening blanket everywhere, which has put everyone is the festive mood already!  Hard to believe that it was a beautiful +10 on Halloween, but now the push is on to get those Christmas cards made and ready to send out.

This sweet image is from Lili of the Valley - I have colored it with Copics ( using the terry cloth technique to get the realistic fur ), then matted it on the card front that features paper from my stash (meaning it's an oldie from Making Memories).  Some ribbon, Polar White Flower soft, white liquid applique, and the Merry die cut finish off the card.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

I'm Back!!!!!!

It's official, as of today I am back on the One Crazy Stamper design team, so every Thursday I will be posting a creation featuring products from the store - if you haven't checked it out yet head on over to the online store here, or if you are fortunate enough to live in the Bolton, Ontario area you can get your fix at the retail store. The challenge theme this month is "Anything Goes".  You can use any stamp except for digital images.  You have all month to join in the fun for a chance to win a fabulous prize from OCS.

For today's post my card features an adorable image from High Hopes Rubber Stamps entitled "Frosty's Friends, which I have colored with Copics, then added Polar White Flower Soft to the hat's pompom, and white Liquid Applique to the snow.  The dp and twine are from Doodlebug's Frosty Friends collection, while the sentiment and snowflakes are from my stash.
Card Recipe
Coat - B23, 24, 26
Scarf - V12, 15, 17
Reds - R24, 27, 29, 89
Nest/Mug - E55, 57, 59
Hot Cocoa - E47
Inside of Mouth - C1
Snowman - BG000, Y0000, Colorless Blender
Beaks - Y19
Tongue - R20
Marshmallow - B0000