Archive for November 30, 2014

Fairytale Stampers Challenge #48 – Bling and Glitter


If you love “Girly” cards, you will love our latest Challenge at Fairytale Stampers – Bling and Glitter. This was a especially fun card for me the make because  I love the bling! Combine that with a great images and Wow! Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps and I selected one of their images appropriately called “Beautiful Fairy”. I used my favorite colour combo of blue-green and pink, plus added a little purple. First, I coloured her with Copics. To add glitter to the wings only, I squeezed a little white glue on my craft mat, added a little water, then “painted” a light coat of glue on the wings. Next I added super fine diamond glitter over the glue, tapped off excess glitter, then put aside to dry. I offset the fairy image on the card base, then added some gems and gem flourishes. For the final step, I added glossy accents to the “ball”. I may add an ornament hook attachment to the ball and make this into a Christmas card later.


The challenge runs from November 30-December 20, 2014. I look forward to seeing every one’s work.


Cardz for Guyz – Challenge #46 Food and/Drink

This week’s challenge at Cardz for Guyz is Food and Drink. I thought the Birdbrain Brew was a perfect choice!. I coloured the stamp with Copic markers, layered it, used an embossed background, some twine, glossy accents on the beer foam and bird eyes, and add the Happy Birthday Seal Stamp by Technique Tuesday.



UPDATE: My cards was selected as one of the Top Three at Cardz for Guyz


C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 287 – 27th of November – Christmas Present


Our challenge this week is at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge – Christmas Present! I chose to use a fun little stamp from one of our sponsors, Bugaboo Digi Stamps, called  ”Merry Christmas to Ewe!”. I love Bugaboo Stamps. They have so many digis to choose from. They have this little gal (she is an Ewe after all!) made up for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Easter, St. Patty’s Day and more. They also have a full line-up of other fun characters! Be sure to check them out!

Digis are great because you can print them in any size, and you can easily flip the direction. I printed 5 stamps and make 5 different card designs. All the cards are A2 size. I used Copic markers – R27, BG10, C5, C6 – to colour her. After that I used different elements to complete the cards.

Card one: I used a single sheep and added an embossed background using the Northern Flurries embossing folder by Stampin’ Up. I embellished the card with some glossy accents (on eyes and candy cane) and red gems. The is a vertical design. This card was super fast to create. I printed the digi stamp on a 4.25 x 5.5 sheet of Neenah White card stock. I colour him with Copics, ran him through my Big Shot with the embossing folder, trimmed the card stock to 4 x 5.25, rounded the corners, layered it on a 4.25 x 5.5 red card stock, rounded the corners, adhered to A2 card, added gems and layered sentiment. I was finished in less than 15 minutes (and that includes getting the supplies and printing the digi stamp and sentiment, and photographing it) Note: I did have to set aside to let the glossy accents dry before I put it away.


For my next cards, I used two sheep, and made them in a horizontal format.

Card two: This was a pretty simple card to made. I printed both the sheep and sentiment on the same card stock. The snowflakes are stickers I purchased at Dollar Tree. I added glossy accents to their eyes and added small pompoms to their hats.


Card three: This was another simple card. I used Spellbinders die - A2 Distressed Edges to make the three layers, I have added glossy accents to the eyes and candy cane, the Let it Snow snowflakes Die-namics from MFT, and a red gem to finish.


Card four: I added extra dimension to my card by adding hills and trees. I used the MFT  Die-Namics – Tree Lines die set. I cut two pieces of card stock (green dotted and white) and paper pieced them together. I added additional hills with stickles. I added glossy accents to the eyes, and pompoms to the hats.


Card five: My final and most complex card. I used the Frostyville Frame by MFT and cut out the white snow frame. I also cut out the blank frame in red card stock and layered them on the sheep. I had the modify the frame slightly so the sheep weren’t completely covered.  I also used the Let it Snow snowflakes Die-namics from MFT, pearls, and glossy accents on eyes and candy cane.


You have until December 3rd to enter, I hope to see you there.


I entered Card 1 into the speed challenge at Speed Craft Challenge – Anything Goes and Completely Christmas – Embossing

I entered Card 4 into Robyn’s Fetish Challenge 239 and Merry Monday Challenge - #136 {Red, Green and White!}

I entered Card 5 into Addicted to Stamps – Lots of Layers

Reduce, Recycle, Reuse!

I was cleaning out my files and came across a couple of old Christmas cards I thought I could rework into a new card. I added some stamped work, cut up the original card and pieced together something new.

Card 1: I added Meljen’s Designs – Little Elf’s Cookie and Hero Art’s Christmas Cookies. I entered this card into Pile it On - #47 – Recycle/Upcycle and Robyn’s Fetish Challenge – CHALLENGE # 239 – “USE A DIGI”


Card 2: I added a bird from Penny Black’s Winter Wonderland, and a sentiment from Tim Holtz - Holiday Joy die & stamp

JOY ANDBIRDCard 3: I used the deer and joy sentiment from the Tim Holtz Holiday Joy die & stamp.


UPDATE: I was selected as a Honouable Mention at Pile it On - #47 – Recycle/Upcycle

COOKIES sweet_sprinkles

Dreaming of a White Christmas Part 3

My final card of the series is the simplest in design. I went for a CAS look. I used two dies by Penny Black (Love & Joy and Holly Berries) to achieve the look. I added clear gem berries.

white christmas 3b

I entered this card into ABC Challenge – W is for all White, Crafting When We Can – CAS

My card was selected as a CAS Favorite of the Week ending November 30, 2014 at Splitcoast Stampers. See post #21 at