Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Friends are like Seashells for Shopping Our Stash

 Newest challenge at Shopping Our Stash blog is called What's New With You and we want to see everyone's new crafting goodies.

My newest stamp set is Friends are like seashells by Stampin Up!. It comes with matching die and embossing folder and here are my first attempts to play with it

for this one I cut out the shells and arranged them on a background from Oh so Ombre paper pack
This one is die cut, stamped and embossed
and on this one I omitted the stamping and just used blending brushes to apply ink on embossed seashells

Get Creative Challenges - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Something New in Your Stash - new stamps, dies, embossing folder
Paper Players - Use something New

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Last Christmas Cards of the year - Coming Home

 To finish up Christmas cards for this year I have several made with Coming Home collection from Stampin Up.

No stamping at all, just a lot of die cutting - if you are not familiar with this collection - you can use the dies and cut out the houses from matching designer paper. There is also a sheet of paper with all the sentiments in several languages.

Krafty Chicks - anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Tis The Season
Paperminutes - last minute Christmas or New Year
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - anything Christmas

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Watercolored Holiday Floral Cards

 I love the Holiday Floral stamp from Simon Says Stamp - it's perfect for watercoloring - so when I started playing with it I had to make several cards.I used a mix of watercolor paint and diluted ink. All cards were finished of with ink splatter.
First one was embossed  with platinum embossing powder


The blue one was just stamped with Marina Mist ink and not embossed

last one was embossed with sparkly white embossing powder 

and here are all 3 together - which one is your favorite? For me it's probably the first one :)

Challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Catz - Say It With Flowers


Friday, December 4, 2020

BoBunny Powder Mountain - 16 cards

 Here is the rest of the cards I made with partial pack of BoBunny's Powder Mountain papers. In total I made 16 cards, some with colored images, some featuring the papers.


Some with Penny Black images
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes
Christmas with the Cuties - Feature a Creature

and several cards using LOTV stamps - all images are colored with alcohol markers

Through The Purple Haze - Blue Holidays
Dream Valley - Christmas

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

LOTV Angels with BoBunny papers

 Here is another card I made with BoBunny Powder Mountain papers. Image is by LOTV and it's colored with alcohol markers. Sentiment is from Stampin Up

Challenges:

Allsorts - Santa, Elves, Angels
The Holly and the Ivy  - Anything Christmas Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Cute Christmas
Double D - Winter Blues

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

SOS434 - Let It Snow

Our current challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - so anything snow related.


 For my card I used 3 different patterned papers from an old BoBunny 6x6 pad called Powder Mountain. I love the snowflake paper, so I decided to showcase it and used only a one word die cut sentiment from Stampin Up.

And yes, I finished the whole pack and will post more cards made with these papers soon.

Challenges:

Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Monday, November 23, 2020

Carta Bella Marry Christmas 6x6 paper pad - 29 cards

 I'm in Christmas card making mood and I used another whole 6x6 pad - this time one by Carta Bella, called Merry Christmas. I made 29 cards, using mostly the cut apart sheets and sentiments.

I used a variety of card sketches and from most designs I made 2 cards - sometimes completely the same and sometimes with a little color variations.

These are my favorite cards using the cut apart images
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with option: Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas Goes

the paper pad had a lot of pretty patterns so here are some cards featuring the papers

and some with sentiments as main focus
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes


Monday, November 9, 2020

Echo Park - Lumberjack Christmas - 31 cards from 6x6 paper pad

It's time for Christmas cards!!! This year I started with 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park called Lumberjack Christmas. I like that it's not totally traditional and lends itself to masculine cards as well as feminine. I managed to make 31 cards from the pad using a variety of sketches. From some designs I made 2 of the same, or just slightly changed something. This pad  has several sheets of cut apparts so I used a bunch of those and I also got a 12x12 sheet of matching stickers.
 
4 cards using Home for Christmas stamp set by Stampin Up
Stampin Pals - Christmas
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas / Winter

one with Santa from Flourishes - Joy die cut is from a current Stampin Up set

some of my favorite designs
Merry Little Christmas - anything Christmas goes

and some more cards featuring cut aparts
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas/Winter

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

SOS432 - Hot Drinks For Cold Nights

 Here is my card for the newest challenge at Shopping Our Stash. The challenge is called Hot Drinks for Cold Night and I used my new Stampendous set called Coffee Frame.


I love all the sentiments in this set, some of them are hilarious - so it was hard to choose which one to use. Image is colored with alcohol markers and papers are from retired Stampin Up packs.

Friday, October 23, 2020

27 Cards made from Stampin Up Moroccan papers

 I'm systematically using up older papers - this time not a 6x6 pad, but an unfinished pack of paper called Moroccan by Stampin Up. I made 27 A2 sized cards. Some of them will be donated to a retirement home, some I'll gift to my friends and some I'll keep.

The colors and papers were quite gender neutral - blues, greens and browns so I made a variety of different themed cards using a whole bunch of stamps.


Art Impression stamps - love these, they are so much fun :)
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes

House Mouse and and a Happy Hopper bunny with Stampin Up sentiments. Colored with alcohol markers
House Mouse Monday Challenge - AG + option: Fall

and some cute kitties from MFT
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a critter

I don't want to make a super long post, so I will continue with more close up photos in the next post.