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Friday, December 15, 2017

Whimsy Stamps Challenge #102 - Anything Goes

It is the start of a new challenge over on the Whimsy Inspires Challenge blog, with the theme as always 'Anything Goes'. 

I'm a bit of a Jennifer McGuire fan on YouTube and recently found her video on alcohol ink backgrounds (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgDLKkLGABQ).
Well I just had to try this!
I already had a card design in mind and was looking for a fun, bright background - this was perfect.


I used Tim Holtz 'watermelon' and 'sailboat blue' alcohol inks with some 'snow cap' fixative for this card. I love how bright the background turned out.
I used white cardstock and Whimsy Stamps Funky Christmas Tree die. I added some white stickles to the star on the top (although it didn't photograph well!)
The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps In My Backyard clear stamp set (retired).


Thanks for looking.

For more inspiration from the design team, and to enter the challenge, please check out the Challenge Blog.
Hope to see you joining in our challenge this month. 

I can't wait to see what you create.

Happy Crafting :)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Cute Card Thursday - Festive Colors

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Festive Colors'. 
As always, we welcome your own interpretation. 

The image I chose this month from All Dressed Up Stamps is 
'Christmas Hair Do'.

I colored the image using prismacolor pencils and added a few rhinestones to the baubles in her hair for a little bling.
I used paper from Simple Stories 'Handmade Holiday' collection, which matched perfectly to the colors of my image.
I added some bling and baker's twine from my stash for a quick and easy card.

 

We are sponsored this week by All Dressed Up Stamps, a great prize as always! 
Hope you can join us! See you there!

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)

Monday, December 11, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Penguin Winter Adventure Tags

This is an older Whimsy Stamps set, but another cutie! This is Penguins Winter Adventure by the awesome owner Denise Lynn.

My daughter needed tags for all of her friends Christmas presents - and of they all had to be similar but in each of their favorite colors!!!
I stamped the penguins onto white cardstock using black tuxedo memento ink.
I then colored each one using my zig brush color markers (according to my daughters instructions!!) and fussy cut them out.
I used the stitched tag dies and the hand stitched nested rectangle dies to cut out the shaker tags.
I used the full tag for the bottom layer.
I used a fun foam sheet to cut the full tag (with a rectangle out of the middle) for the 'filler' layer.
I cut out a full tag from actetate for the next layer.
The final layer was cut out of white cardstock with the rectangle middle cut out.
All of these were glued together with Tombow Multi liquid glue - the sequins being added in between the 2nd and 3rd layers. These of course had to match the colors too! 
I hand cut the banner name tags, popped the images up on from dots and added some matching baker's twine to finish them off.
Super cute and easy to make!


 

Don't forget the December deals too! These are far too good to pass up.


Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)

Thursday, December 7, 2017

MFT Sketch #362 & Color challenge #82

It's been a while since I had the time to join in with My Favorite Things sketch or color challenges. I managed to get some time today to make a simple Christmas card completing both challenges!!!


I used the Polar Bear Pals stamp set to stamps the bears and colored them with my prismacolor pencils and zig color brush markers, matching the colors to the color challenge. I then fussy cut them out and popped them up on foam dots.
I cut out the circles from the white cardstock background and added the striped papers from MFT's Painted Prints Citrus 6x6 paper pack (using the cornflour and blu raspberry colors) behind.
The sentiment was stamped from the Bitty Bears stamp set, onto MFT's Country Flair Plaid 6x6 paper pad coral crush paper.
The background was then put onto a lemon chiffon colored card base.



I am entering this card into MFT's Sketch challenge #362:




Thanks for looking!

Happy Crafting x




Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Anything Goes'.
As always, we welcome your own interpretation.

I used this adorable digital image from Whimsy Stamps - Penguin Saint Nick by Crissy Armstrong.

I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut it out.
I used the Snow Flurry clear stamp set for the snowflakes on the background, matching the colors with my image.
The tags were cut using the Stitched Tag dies, held together with some baker's twine.
The sentiment was stamped from the Penguin Winter Adventure clear stamp set using black memento ink.
I used Echo Park's Winter Wishes papers from my stash.

  

 

We are sponsored this week by Whimsy Stamps, a great prize as always! 
Hope you can join us! See you there!

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

MFT Blueprints Challenge - Holiday Tags - Part 2

Well, as usual, I always need lots of tags for the kids presents. Here are a few more tags I have made.


I used Die-namics Tag Builder Blueprints 5 as the base for my tags, decorating them with images from Jingle All The Way and Polar Bear Pals, colored with prismacolor pencils. 
The Jingle All The Way reindeer was fussy cut out and made into a shaker tag - my daughters favorite! I used some mixed green sequins and added the handwritten green label.
For the Polar Bear Pals mini polar bear, this was also made into a shaker tag using fine white glitter (it doesn't show up too well on the photo).
I added some bakers twine and a small banner from the die set.
I love how these 2 tags have turned out, and I'm sure she will too!


 

I am entering these into the current Blueprints challenge - Holiday tags.

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting x

MFT Blueprints Challenge: Holiday Tags

Well, as usual, I always need lots of tags for the kids presents. Here are just a few I have made.


I used Die-namics Tag Builder Blueprints 5 as the base for my tags, decorating them with images from Merry Christmoose (now retired) and Beast Friends, colored with prismacolor pencils. 
The Merry Christmoose 'hot chocolate' tag was perfect for my son - he LOVES hot chocolate in the winter. I used the squares from the backs of my foam dimension squares to make it into a shaker card ('waste not want not' they always say! Lol!) I used a white gel pen to handwrite his name on the tag but of some reason it has turned pink, which I only noticed after I took this picture - I'll have to go over it again!
For the Beast Friends tag I kept the same 'hot chocolate' theme but added a Santa hat to him. I used some tissue paper over the bright candy striped paper on the background, just to dull it down a bit so the paper didn't overpower the image. 
I love how these 2 tags have turned out, and I'm sure he will too!

 

I am entering these into the current Blueprints challenge - Holiday tags.

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting x