Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SOS181 - Seeing Red & Snowy Postcard (again)

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use RED as main color. So since I had my Snowy Postcard stamp from Stampendous out - why not use it?
All the red (paper & ink) is Cherry Cobbler from SU. It's pretty simple and mailable, combined only with silver ribbon, embossing powder and mat.

Challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Christmas
Card Mania - Christmas
Christmas Card Challenge - CAS Christmas
Crafty Catz - last minute Christmas

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Another take on Snowy Postcard

Here is another Christmas card using Snowy Postard stamp from Stampendous - this one in more traditional colors
I played with Frantage embossing powders and mica flakes.

Challenge:
A Crafty Mess - anything goes / traditional Christmas colors
Crafty Creations - use die cuts/dies
A Song in your He{Art} - I'll be home for Christmas

Flame in Black (or not?)

I love the mysterious looking image Flame in Black from Ching-Chou Kuik. I was wondering how would it look in lighter colors so I tried and created this twisted easel card with little drawers underneath.
the image was colored with a mix of Prismacolor pencils and Blendabilities markers (skin) and the papers and embellishments are from K&Co scrapbooking kit.
For the drawers I used Tim Holtz match box die.
and here is a detail of the front panel:
Challenges:
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything other than Christmas
Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook challenge - Anything Goes

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SOS180 - Snowy Postcard

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use your favorite technique.
I love to play with inks and sponges so that's what I did. I used Snowy Postcard stamp from Stampendous.
I used Distress Inks and Pool Party SU ink for sponging and I covered the whole middle oval with Iridescent Ice EP for extra shine. The ribbon started as white seam binding and I sprayed it with brown and gold Shimmer spray.
Sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Challenges:
Love to Create - Non-Traditional Christmas Colors
House of Cards - Inspiration Image - Inspired by colors
Challenge Up Your Life - Turquoise & Brown
Open Minded Crafting - Unusual Christmas

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Fairy Wren in Red & Blue

I had a crafty afternoon and here is one of the card I made. I used a Ching-Chou Kuik Digi called Fairy Wren and colored her with a mix of alcohol markers
I used some interesting Japanese papers I dug out from the bottom of my paper pile and a variety of flowers. Added Stickles on the image and flowers too.

Challenges:
Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook challenge - Anything Goes
Cosmic Colors Challenge - colors
Tuesday Throwdown - Bling It On

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SOS179 - Pale Messengers shaker card

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use something we got for free so I decided to use this lovely digi I won in a draw from Ching-Chou Kuik. It's called Pale Messengers.
I colored it with alcohol markers and made a shaker card.
I kept everything else in neutral colors to make the image stand out,

Challenge:
Crafty Sentiments - use die cuts
Perfectly Rustic - Embossing
Allsorts - No Designer Paper
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes with Embossing
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - anything goes

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Dragonfly in Brown and Teal

Here is another take on Meet Dragonfly digi from Ching-Chou Kuik. This time I felt like coloring it in brown tones with just a bit of  teal details
The papers are from older Bo Bunny pad and the metal embellishments from Prima.
I used a current sketch from Sketch Saturday.
and here is a different view:
I'm entering it into these challenges:
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge - Add some ribbon
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Fairytale Stampers - favorite colors - love the combination of brown & teal
Papertake Weekly - Sooo girlie

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sketch Saturday - DT Application

Sketch Saturday are having a Design Team Call and here is my application post.
My name is Alica and I live in beautiful Niagara Falls, Canada with my hubby and 2 kiddos.
I've been papercrafting for about 7 years now, but always occupied myself with other crafty pursuits too :)
I'm on Shopping Our Stash challenge blog DT and I also volunteer with Paper Playful challenge registry.
My style is varied - from CAS cards using ink & stamps to more elaborate colored images with lot of embellishments. I like to work with different images and try new techniques so I think I would be a good addition to your DT. It would also help me stretch my "sketch following" skills.

Some samples of my work:




Thanks for taking time to look at my creations and I hope you like them :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SOS178 - Fairy Thank You

This week at Shopping Our Stash we want everyone to be Thankful and either go with Thanksgiving theme or make a Thank You card,
Since it's way past our (Canadian) Thanksgiving I decided to use one of Ching Chou Kuik's beautiful digis and create a thank you card.
The Image is called Toadstool Fascination and it's colored with alcohol markers. Then I played a bit with Frantage embossing powders to give the background a little texture ans sparkle.

Challenges:
Cupcake Inspiration - Fairies & Mushrooms
Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Challenge - Thank You
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge - Add some ribbon
Card Mania - use a digi

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Brr, it's cold outside

Brr, it's cold outside and the mice are nice and cozy by the fire. Enjoying a cup of tea and each other's company
I used House Mouse 3D decoupage sheet for this card and since the image is so detailed I left the background simple.
and here is a little detail of the decoupage:

Challenges:
House Mouse Monday Challenge - Brr, it's cold outside
Papertake Weekly -  2 or 4 legs
Gruffies & Guests - anything goes with the option of Christmas