Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses - 30 Christmas cards from 6x6 paper pad

 Phew, finally done! I finished using up another paper pack - this one is called Eskimo Kisses from Basic Grey - if I'm not mistaken it was released in 2009, so I was sitting on it for long enough :)
I already posted some of the cards in previous posts, now I'll show you the rest.
I managed to make 30 cards - from the simple ones I made 2 of each. The pad was not full, but I also found 2 partial 12x12 sheets from the same collection so I used those too.

I made several cards with cute critters - stamps are from Stampin' Up - owl and fox are retired and the polar bear is from a current set.
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas Goes

Then I did some coloring - most of these images all from Flourishes, cardinals and teacups are from Power Poppy - all images were colored with alcohol markers
Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes

and last but not least - cards featuring sentiments - different brands and scripts, but I like them all

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Monday, September 21, 2020

Cup of Christmas Cheer

 Here are 2 more cards I made using Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses papers.
These were actually some of the last ones from the pack and I used the skinny leftover strips to paper piece the coffee cups. I didn't have any large pieces of patterned paper left so I embossed the background for extra dimension. The big post with all the cards I made from the 6x6 pad will be posted tomorrow.

For embellishment I use white seam binding ribbon and enamel dots - both by Stampin Up.

Challenges:
Try It On Tuesday - Use Scraps
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - use 2 things starting with S (scraps, snowflake embossing folder)

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Christmas card with Mojo Monday Sketch

 I'm in a process of using up another old 6x6 paper pad - this time Eskimo Kisses from Basic Grey - I think that one was released in 2009 - sooo, I guess it's time to use it up :)


For these 2 cards I used the current sketch from Mojo Monday challenge:


Cardstock is Berry Burst and sentiment is from a retired Stampin Up set.

Challenges:
Make My Monday - Christmas in September
The Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Recollections - Holly Day Wishes - 14 Christmas Cards

I'm back with another 6x6 paper pad turned into cards. This one is called Holly Day Wishes from Recollection and it was a partially used pack, so I managed to make "only" 14 cards :) The color scheme was craft, brown, muted red and green, so it was perfect for making more traditional Christmas cards


First up are 2 cards with House Mouse images, colored with Prismacolor pencils
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes with a critter

these cuties are from Penny Black, colored  with alcohol markers
Allsorts - Incorporate things you love (Penny Black, patterned paper)
Colour Crazy - Anything Hand Colored

several simple cards with just sentiments
Aud Sentiment - Anything Goes with a Sentiment

on these cards I used a bunch of skinny leftover strips to paper piece the coffee cups
Krafty Chicks - Christmas
 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Prima - Breathe Paper pad - 24 cards

I'm back with another paper pack used up. This time it was a 5x7 pad called Breathe from Prima. It was missing some pages, but I had at least 3/4 of it and made 24 cards. It's not theme specific so once again I made a wide variety of cards.

Here is all of them:

most cards are the usual A2 size, but I found a large pack of 5x6.5 black cards and envelopes, so I used some of those too.
Here are some fun loving ladies from AI
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - F is for Friends

couple cards with animals 

Koi mermaid with Ching-Chou Kuik - stamped on watercolor paper and colored with water based inks
The Fairy and the Unicorn - Anything Fantasy Goes

layered die cut flowers

and cute die cut girls 

these 2 images are from Hanglar Stanglar - colored with Copics
Allsorts - Hand Colored Image

and some cute House Mouse - I used a glaze on the jar, so it looks shiny and glassy 
Creative Craft Cottage - Include an Animal 

couple of floral cards - all stamps are from Stampin Up

and cards using small leftover pieces and same design.
Sparkles Forum - Use at least 3 patterned papers

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

17 cards from a daisyd's paper pack

I have so many REALLY OLD paper packs so I decided to use them up - today I tackled daisyd's 8x8 premium paper pack that I got many years ago at HomeSense (I just know because the sticker was still on :) ). I used the papers I liked long time ago so I was stuck with papers that I'm not very fond of, but I did it and managed to make 17 cards from a partial paper pack. I used a variety of images from my stash and when I got tired of coloring, I used die cuts - like the one with cats or a big Thank You. As before I was inspired by Kristie Marcotte - she goes through couple of paper packs every week and used a variety of sketches

Here is a look at all of them

these images are from an old Stampin Up set, colored with alcohol markers
Crafty Cardmakers - Things with Wings

pretty lady digi from Ching-Chou Kuik 

various florals 

2 crafty critter crazies - AG with a critter 
Always Fun Challenges - Cuter Critters

couple of masculine cards
 Cardz 4 Guyz - Explore Outdoors - all 3 fit the theme
Just Add Ink - Just add Guys

and my favorite Art Impressions wine-y ladies



Tuesday, August 18, 2020

SOS427 Pile It On - Christmas Wishes & Wonder

This week's (actually fortnight's) challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Pile It On - that means the more layers and stuff, the better.
For my card I CASE-ed the card from the top of the new SU catalogue

I used patterned paper, vellum, ribbon, cut out images, sentiment and rhinestones. Images were colored with alcohol markers.

Challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas
Krafty Chicks - Christmas
The Holly and  Ivy - Anything Christmas

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Summer Fields with Heroscapes

I got my Heroscapes stamps and couldn't wait to play with them - so I made not one but 4 cards. It's fun to have 3 sets, because then you can swich up the elements and sentiments. They are so pretty, they don't need any extra embellishments.
I like them all, but I think sunflower field is my favorite. What do you think?

Challenges:
Allsorts - Summer Fun
Aud Sentiment - anything goes with sentiment
Crafty Friends - anything goes

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Vintage Christmas

I "found" and old Stampin' Up set in my stash and I don't even remember if I ever used it before. So to rectify that I made 2 Christmas cards.
This set works great for vintage style cards so I paired it up with this old newsprint DP from retired SU pack
 The main stamps is stamped in Versafine and embossed, edges are ink with Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake inks

Challenges
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with option of Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Hip to be Square (1st card)
Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July + Sentiment
My Time to Craft - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas + use some red (2nd card)

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

SOS424 Christmas in July x 17

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Christmas / Hanukkah in July - I went on a card making spree and made 17 cards from an older partial pack of Stampin' Up designer paper.
The paper is quite busy, so I kept the cards simple, mostly only using sentiments and die cuts.


Challenges:
Die Cut Divas - Christmas in July
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas
Christmas with the Cuties - 2 or more patterned papers