Tuesday, February 13, 2024

SOS515 - Put You Best Face Forward

 Our newest challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Put You Best Face Forward and we want to see human faces on your projects. 
For my card I used Santa (his face) and created a shaker card. Most materials are from December Simon Says Stamp kit - that includes the stamp, Tim Holtz frame and Santa from the paper pack that was in the kit.
Peace on Earth - Anything Christmas
Krafty Chicks - Christmas

Saturday, December 30, 2023

CCK _ The Fading Rose

I made this card for an inspiration post at Ching-Chou Kuik's challenge and inspiration blog and it's featuring a greyscale image called The Fading Rose

I partially colored it with alcohol markers and mounted it on glitter paper. I also added some sparkly ribbon for extra bling. Added extra texture with floral embossing folder.

Crafting Happiness  - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches Anything Goes

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Winter Holidays Gnomes

Our newest challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Winter Holidays and I made several cards featuring gnome dies and add-ons by Jaded Blossom

It basically started with a lot of leftover papers from a card kit by Photoplay. I made a bunch of layouts that were missing a focal point so I decided to make a gnome for each. Playing with all the add-ons is a bit fiddly but it's fun and you can use up a bunch of scraps.

Creatalicious - Last Minute Christmas
The 12 Months of Christmas Linkup - Anything Christmas Goes
Christmas with the Cuties - Cute and Christmassy

Saturday, December 16, 2023

CCK - Northern Blessing

This card was created using a precolored digi  from Ching-Chou Kuik called Northern Blessing. She's perfect for making a quick winter card

 I paired the image with some retired Stampin Up snowflake papers in blue tones. I wanted to keep it flat for mailing so I only added some silver peel-off dots from Love from Lizi and a snowflake die cut.

Krafty Chicks - Christmas
Creative Knockouts - Snow Much Fun
C.R.A.F.T - Christmas


Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Enchanting Christmas Cards

 Today I realized that I'm waaaay behind with Christmas cards and that my international ones should have been mailed already so  I decided to make a bunch of quick, flat and easy ones with Enchanting Christmas papers by Paper Rose

I have a 12x12 pack which has 2 sheets of cut aparts perfect for card toppers. 

I only used the papers from the pack and matching card stock,  + some dies and embossing folders, no stamping and coloring. I have already hand written greetings on the inside, now I only need to pop them into envelopes and they are ready to go

Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
The 12 Months of Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
The Paper Players - Christmas

Saturday, December 2, 2023

CCK - Crimson Moon

This is a card I created for this month's challenge at Ching Chou Kuik's challenge and inspiration blog using a decoupage image called Crimson Moon.

if you never used a decoupage image here is a closer look - it's a set of images you cut out and layer on top of each other with dimensionals creating a 3D effect

For the background I used some japanese patterned paper, cardstock, glitter paper and gems from my stash

The Fairy and the unicorn - anything fantasy goes
The Crafty Addicts - anything goes


Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Warm Wishes Christmas cards

I finally started making some Christmas cards - it's snowing outside (first time this year) so it's a perfect time for starting to think about Christmas (I was thinking about Christmas cookies too)

I made a few quick cards using Graphic 45 Warm Wishes papers using sketch challenges 

For this one I used sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesday 

This one used sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

one with sketch from The Paper Players

and one without using any sketch

Try It On Tuesday - Traditional Christmas
The Holy and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas

Saturday, November 25, 2023

CCK - Purple Dragonfly

I'm back with another card featuring a Ching-Chou Kuik image - this time I used an image called Purple Dragonfly.

I tried something a bit different this time - I printed the digi on kraft cardstock and colored it with Prismacolor pencils. The pencils give you a nice coverage but the effect is a bit different than coloring on white.
For the background I used a bit of patterned paper, washi tape and a kraft ribbon for extra texture. And also a background die with white CS.

The Fairy and the Unicorn - Anything Fantasy Goes 
Tic Tac Toe - Middle row - coloring, free, gems
Crafter's cafe - Feminine

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Watercolor Christmas

I made these cards for our newest challenge at Shopping Our Stash - challenge is called Splish, Splash and we want everyone to use a water based media or image with water in it.

For my cards I used stamps that came with a recent Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.
Images and sentiment were stamp with Versamark on watercolor paper and embossed with white embossing powder.
Then I just swiped ink pads across the paper and blended the color with water brush. I used mostly distress ink, except for the darkest purple which is Blackberry Bliss from Stampin Up. The blue one looks a bit flat in the picture, there is more difference between the colors IRL.
Added some water splatter for more Splish, Splash effext and just a few sparkly gems for decoration

My Time To Craft - Got To Be Christmas
Stamping Sensation - Christmas
Allsorts - Christmas Time

Saturday, November 18, 2023

CCK - The Seahorse

I'm back with another card created for Ching-Chou Kuik's challenge and inspiration blog. This week I used an image called The Seahorse and it's from Circle Kimono Ladies series

I decided to make a shaker card with image in the background. Image was colored with alcohol markers, papers and sequins are from Stampin Up, sentiment a sticker from Tim Holtz.

I Spy With My Little Eye - Sparkle and Shine (shiny sequins)
Classic Design Challenge - Anything  Goes
Worldwide Crafters and Colorist - Anything Goes with Coloring