Monday, September 9, 2019

Special Wishes Pup


Hello hello!

I'm continuing to work on Christmas cards since the holidays will be here in no time at all.  Today's card is for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge to use a stamp (no digital images).  This little cutie is from Gerda Steiner and he's sitting atop an oldie but goodie Hero Arts sentiment.  He's coloured with Copics and popped up on some ancient Adornit paper.  I love this bit of paper and am sad that I've just cut into the final piece although I guess I should be proud that I'm using it instead of hoarding it!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Candy Green 12x12) Adornit
Stamps:  (Dog from Christmas Puppies) Gerda Steiner, (Sentiment from Get Merry) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (R29, R59, E33, E35, E37, 100) Copic
Glitter:  (Star Dust Stickles) Ranger
Other:  (Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops) Tonic, (Glossy Accents) Ranger

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Santa Paws


I've got a card today for two challenges - the MFT Sketch challenge and Addicted to Stamps and More Make Your Mark challenge.  This MFT set of Christmas pups is one of my faves.  They're so adorable and look ready for a cuddle!  I coloured this guy with Copics and used some of HOTP paper on the background.  There are Stickles on the white edges of his hat and some Glossy Accents on his nose.




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Forever Christmas 6x6) Hot Off the Press
Stamps:  (Dog & sentiment from Happy Howlidays) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (R29, R59, E33, E35, #7, 100) Copic
Glitter:  (Star Dust Stickles) Ranger
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Friday, September 6, 2019

Stand Out


Hi there!

Today I have a card for the Inspired by Words challenge at Time Out.  I took my inspiration from the word "rainbow" and created a rainbow of clouds for my unicorn (with her rainbow mane and tail) to perch on.  I love the sentiment - it makes for a great encouragement card.  I also like the sassy turn of her head.  She reminds me of Chica who often does the same!




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Bashful Blue Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Unicorn & clouds from Unicorns 'n' Rainbows, Sentiment from Pure Magic) Essentials by Ellen
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (RV10, YR00, Y00, G00, B00, BV31, C1) Copic
Gems:  Recollections

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Ham It Up


Hello hello!

I'm popping in today with a card for the Paper Players Down on the Farm challenge.  This little MFT piggy is so darn adorable and perfect for the challenge.  I steered away from my usual white card base here and had fun with some old My Mind's Eye papers and an ancient scallop border die from PTI.  I really must do that more often...


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  Happy Day 6x6) My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  (Pig & sentiment from Hog Heaven) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Small scalloped border) Papertrey Ink
Markers:  Copic
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Colour Throwdown #559


Hi there!

I'm excited today to be playing along as the Guest Star Stamper at The Colour Throwdown! The colours are interpreted as navy, mustard/gold, coral/peach and cream.  I took my inspiration from the bouquet and pulled out Altenew's Simple Flowers to play with.  I created a background pattern and then added some Nuvo drops to the flower centers for a bit of dimension.  The sentiment is an oldie but goodie from Avery Elle.

I hope you'll check out the gorgeous creations from the Design Team and then play along.  You have until Monday, 9 September at 6pm Eastern.  



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink, (Night of Navy Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flowers from Simple Flowers) Altenew, (Sentiment from Oh Happy Day) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Flirty Flamingo, More Mustard, Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

CASology #351


Welcome to Week 351 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:



This Katzelkraft ostrich always makes me giggle so I knew I had to use him for this week's cue word.  I decided he'd make the perfect dapper dude with a bit of a saucy side to him.  :D The Tim Holtz hat fit him beautifully and I always feel a sense of accomplishment whenever I use a bit of ribbon - no matter how tiny!

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design team then play along!


Link your creations to the CASology blog by Monday, 16 September (CDT).


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Cajun Craze, Old Olive) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Ostrich) Katzelkraft, (Hat from Crazy Things) Tim Holtz, (Sentiment from Hello You) Simon Says Stamp
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Mento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Markers:  (Y17, YG63, E08, W3, W5) Copic
Ribbon: EK Success
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Monday, September 2, 2019

Reindeer Jingles


I've got one more card for today - this one for the current CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.  I'm so far behind on Christmas cards so I pulled out these Mama Elephant reindeer (gifted to me by the ever fabulous Claire of Ham'n'Mule Designs) and put them to work.  I used some scraps of Echo Park paper for the circles and background stripe and lots of gems for sparkle!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Soft Stone) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Reflections Christmas 6x6) Echo Park
Stamps:  (Reindeer & sentiment) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Stitched Circles) Heffy Doodle
Markers:  (R17, YR04, Y15, G05, B05, V09, E31, E43, 100) Copic
Gems:  Recollections