Wishing everyone the Best of the Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!
Archive for December 25, 2014
The the latest challenge of 2014, the CRAFT Challenge is Anything Goes! I decided to forego the Holiday Season and make a birthday card. I used a sentiment from Sassy Studio Designs called SentiMints – Birthday Cake and a penguin from Bugaboo Stamps called Birthday Penguin – Cake. Please be sure to check out other great stamps from our sponsors!
For my card, I started with:
Printed the sentiment and image
Cut and layered the sentiment
Coloured the penguin with Copic markers, then fussy cut him out
Embossed the background using Spellbinder – Numbers and Letters
Assembled A2 card
Added 3 gems to finish it off.
This challenges run from December 25th – December 31st. Hope you will join us!
I am so excited to make a non Christmas card today. I am getting a little low on Birthday cards so I designed my birthday bears card on Sketch 87 from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I used a wonderful little trio stamps called Posy Trio from Lili of the Valley Stamps. They are located in the UK but the shipping costs were reasonable and I got my stamps within a week. I coloured the bears with Copics. For the background, I used a Happy Birthday embossing folder from Crafter’s Companion. The tag and stamp are from SSS.
I just found out I am this week’s featured stamper of the week at Splitcoast Stampers. They highlighted my gallery and base a weekly challenge inspired by my cards. I am so honoured! For more information check their blog at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/featured-stamper-f132/fs411-12-21-2014-how-sweet-t595106.html
I decided to try to make this card in a pencil coloured, kraft card stock version vs a Copic coloured white card stock one. Both cards are similar yet have a completely different feel. I used 2 stamps from Whimsey Doodle – Ginger and Cup, and Cocoa with Friends. The sentiment is from SSS. I used a snowflake embossing folder, twine and plaid paper for the background.
Just Add Ink #245 Inspiration (Kraft and subdued colours)
If you give a Crafter a Cookie - gingerbread
UPDATE: I won at If you give a Crafter a Cookie - gingerbread
and Top 3 at Crafts 4 Eternity R#207 Hot Chocolate