Friday, December 7, 2018

Cardinal Joy Card

When Newton's Nook unveiled their November release I knew I had to have the Winter Birds and Poinsettia Blooms stamp sets! So when Black Friday arrived I didn't hesitate to place my order. Then last Friday Ellen Haxelmans posted four stunning cards using the Winter Birds stamp set and I was inspired again by her designs. Tonight I made an inky background and used my new stamp sets to make this Cardinal Joy Card. The layout is from the Inky Paws Sketch #86 Challenge and patterned papers are from the Merry Merry 6 x 6 paper pad by Pebbles (2016). The sentiment was heat embossed and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. That's it! Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for stopping by.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Warm Fuzzies Christmas Card

Good day! The Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop started last Friday and I finally had time to make a card. This Warm Fuzzies Christmas Card features the Warm Fuzzies stamp by Gerda Steiner. The image was colored with Copic markers and then fussy-cut. A die cut circle was used for the focal area and then some Tumbled Glass distress ink applied for some color. The cup and stocking patterned paper is from the Recollections Fireside 6 x 6 paper pad , Merry Christmas text paper is by The Paper Studio, the Shaded Spruce polka dots are by Stampin' Up! and the papers were matted to a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock. To add a little sparkle three white snowflake sequins were added and that's it. So glad you stopped by.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Penguin Joy Card - TMS #482


Hello and happy Tuesday! Today is the start of a new sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches and the design team has some wonderful inspiration for you. You can see all their creations and find the challenge details HERE. The sketch was designed by Melissa Craig and I thought it was perfect for some die cut snowflakes to go along with the Poppi Xmas Snowballs image by Bugaboo Stamps. We would love for you to join us this week! I hope you have time to play along.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Joyful Snowman Card

This time of year can be very hectic! I started making this Joyful Snowman Card on Saturday and I just finished it this evening. It took me awhile to decide on the colors and I finally decided on non-traditional blue and purples. The patterned papers are from the Altitude Collection by Bo Bunny and the image is called Snowman and Birds by Bugaboo Stamps. A mix of Copic and Stampin' Blends markers were used to color the image. Then a stitched rectangle die was used to cut the image which was then matted to a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock. The snowflakes were die cut with a Cricut machine and to give them a little sparkle I painted them with sugar cube glitter paint by Martha Stewart (it dries quickly which helps speed things along). The final addition was the Joy to the World sentiment by Stampabilities which was matted to a piece of Night of Navy cardstock. That's it! So glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Slothy Christmas Card

Welcome! This afternoon I found a sketch at Sunday Stamps and I decided to play along. For the focal area I went with a circle to feature the sloth image from the Slothy Christmas stamp set by Newton's Nook. Copic markers were used to color the sloth (E30, E31, E43, E44, E49 and E50) and then it was die cut with the coordinating dies. To add sparkle to the sloth's hat I used some diamond Stickles. Then two die cut trees from the Forest Scene Builder set by Newton's Nook were added to give the sloth something to hang onto. The patterned paper is from the Merry Merry paper pad by Pebbles (2016). To finish off the card the sentiment was added along with three snowflake sequins. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Meow to the World Card - TMS #481

This past week went by super fast and now it's time to start another new challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. The sketch this week was designed by Melissa Craig and it has a nice large focal area for you to play with. I decided to use a new stamp called Caroling Newton and coordinating dies by Newton's Nook. The patterned papers are from the Let It Snow paper pad by American Crafts (2015). We would love for you to join us this week! For all the challenge details and design team inspiration click HERE. You have until 8 pm (EST) on Sunday to link your creation. I hope to see your card in the gallery!

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Llama Christmas Card

Hello and happy Friday! If you live in the United States, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. After spending time with family and traveling back home I wanted to make a card for the Inky Paws color challenge before it ends. I decided to use the Llama Delivery stamp set by Newton's Nook to make this Llama Christmas Card. The images were colored with Copic markers and then die cut with the coordinating dies. A piece of snowflake vellum was die cut with an oval die and adhered to the fun plaid paper. Two green presents and a North Pole sign (from the Santa Paws Newton stamp set) add a little more detail. The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the retired Snow Place stamp set by Stampin' Up! and some stickles was added under the Llama to add sparkle to the "snow." That's it! I have the early shift today at work so it's off to bed for me. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day!

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