Thursday, October 8, 2015

Silent Night Scene ~ CCMC376

Happy Thursday stampers!!!!  Create with Connie and Mary is bringing you another fabulous challenge this week!  CCMC #376 is a lovely color challenge.

Many of my regular visitors might know that purple is not the first color I reach for when crafting.  However, I do enjoy it when it comes to a winter themed card.  It always plays nice with a frosty blue.  The color combo challenges us to use Lost Lagoon along with Perfect Plum.  Lost Lagoon is kind of one of those colors that can go a couple of ways....sometimes it looks blue, sometimes it looks greenish.  I chose to color in the evergreen trees (which I stamped twice) from {Happy Scenes} with my Lost Lagoon pad and blender pen.  I think it makes the trees look wonderful!  
I sponged in Perfect Plum to make a pretty night sky.  I added the snow in the trees and snowflakes with my white gel pen.  
I also colored the tree trunks with my Tip Top Taupe marker.
I lightly sponged the snowbanks with a little Lost Lagoon as well.
The lovely sentiment is from {Wonderland}.

For the background, I stamped the two bigger snowflakes from {Flurry of Wishes} onto a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Perfect Plum with the same color ink.  
I added a Lost Lagoon banner cut from retired Floral District DSP.  I thought it looked nice because the print has what looks like little snowflakes on it.  
The white glitter ribbon was added because I accidentally dropped one of my stamps onto my card.....don't you hate it when that happens????  Luckily, it was in a spot where I could cover it up easily.  It even looks as though I meant to put it there!  LOL!

I hope you can check out and leave some blog love on the other designers sites!  
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!  

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fall Feather Scene ~ HHS222 & RS184

Hello everyone!  It's time again for another Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge!  This time we have a nice fall felling color combo for you.  I decided to incorporate the sketch from Retro Sketches 184 to make my card complete.  

I had the idea to put the fall scene from {Happy Scenes} behind a die-cut feather.  I stamped the scene once and then stamped it again underneath the first to get the pumpkins in the foreground and make the tall skinny element for the sketch.  
I colored everything with blender pen and ink pads.

I finished this card off by layering the "thanks" from hello you thinlits in Cajun Craze and Hello Honey.  I had to add a strip of gold glitter ribbon for a bit of pizzazz as well!

here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Happy Scenes, Hardwood
Ink: Cajun Craze, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Black
Paper: Cajun Craze, Sweater Weather DSP, Hello Honey, Vanilla
Accessories: Feathers framelits, Gold Glitter ribbon, Hello You Thinlits, Woodland EF

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Criss-Cross Christmas ~ CCMC375

Hello stampers!  Today's Thursday, which means it's time for Create With Connie and Mary again!  Yay!  I hope you can find time to play along with our awesome sketch this week! 
I scaled the sketch down to make it fit inside a square "window".  I thought it would be fun to play with the criss-cross element and turn them into snowbanks made with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits.  

I added in a gold glimmer paper snowflake, punched from the Snow Flurry punch, to tie in the gold in the house windows and the gold sentiment.  The little white snowflake is from last years Christmas embellishments and then I topped it off with a black sequin from the metallic sequins.
I stamped the sentiment from {Reason For The Season} in VersaMark, embossed it with Heat and Stick powder and then added the gold glitter.

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Reason For the Season
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP, White, Black, Gold Glimmer
Accessories: Gold glitter, Snow Flurry punch, Sleigh Ride Edgelits, Frosted Sequins, Square Framelits

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Rainbow Penguins ~ Merry Monday 173

How fun is this challenge for Merry Monday#173!  It really made me think outside the box!  One doesn't usually thing rainbow when thinking about Christmas.  

I love penguins, of course, and I just dug through my OLD stash of stamps and pulled out a few from way back when.....this was one of them.  I bet I purchased it in 1997.  It's called Three Penguins and it's made by Hero Arts.  
 I stamped the image twice, using my Stamp-a-ma-jig and colored the feet and beaks of the penguins orange.  Next I colored the body of each penguin using my alcohol ink markers.  I also added some Dazzling Details to the snow and snowflakes around the penguins. 
The sentiment is from {Happy Scenes}.
I added the main panel to a piece of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper after snipping each left hand corner with the corner rounder punch.  Lastly, I added some white string.
I also stamped a few snowflakes from {Flurry of Wishes} on scrap white, embossed them with Irridescent Ice and punched them out with the Snow Flurry punch.  I scattered them around the background after running it through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling EF.   


Here's a list of all my supplies....
Stamps: Happy Scenes, Flurry of Wishes, Three Penguins by Hero Arts.
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper: White, Dazzling Diamonds glimmer
Accessories: Iridescent Ice EP, Softly Falling EF, Dazzling Details, Snow Flurry punch, Corner Rounder punch, white string

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Monster Party Animal ~ The Challenge #44

Hey stampers!  I've created this fun guy for The Challenge #44 photo inspiration challenge over at Lesley Croghan's blog Always Playing with Paper.  

I was inspired by the big monster on the main wall, the colors and the orange chevron table cloth.  
I haven't done anything considered punch art for a long time and this was fun to put together!  

The sentiment is from a set from last spring's occasions catalog called {From The Herd}.

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: From the Herd
Ink: Black
Paper: Pacific Point, Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, White, Black 
Accessories: Treat Bag die, Circle punches, Corner Rounder punch, Word Window punch, Arrows punch, Balloons Framilits, Petite Petals punch, Scalloped Ribbon punch

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

All Is Bright! ~ CCMC374

Hey!  It's Create With Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge time again!  We have a trio of terrific colors for you this week.  Perfect for a monochromatic look, or ombre!

I was trying to go the ombre route and sponged my colors on a piece of whisper white cardstock....lightest to darkest from top to bottom.  I haven't done the fun Bokeh technique for a while either, so I though that in there.  I then stamped the neat cluster of black trees from
 {Wonderland} in the Holiday Catalog.  

I added some White Glitter ribbon, "all is calm sentiment" and Blushing Bride sequin trim, as well as some scattered white sequins in the sky.

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Wonderland
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Black, Craft White
Paper: Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, White
Accessories: White glitter ribbon, Blushing Bride sequin trim, Metallic sequins

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Patterned Paper Woodland ~ The Card Concept 40 & FMS205

Happy Wednesday fellow stampers! I designed this card with The Card Concept #40 and Freshly Made Sketches #205 in mind.  

I suppose my card falls into the clean and layered category over at the Card Concept and I was totally inspired by the cute little woodland animals.  In fact I love these little critters so that  if I get time I'm going to try to play along again!

It kinda took a direction entirely different than I had originally planned.  The paper pieced trees and hedgehog were in my original design in my head, and then I saw a scrap of polka dotted blue laying on my desk and thought it might look good as the sky.  From there on it was patterned paper-palooza!  The interpretation of the sketch is a little loose, but I like it that way!  

I think this little mushroom is probably my favorite thing on this's so cute!  I colored in the white dots with my white gel pen.  

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Life in The Forest, Sprinkles of Life
Ink: Black, Crumb Cake
Paper: Various retired DSP's, Crumb Cake, White
Accessories: Hearth and Home Framelits, Bird Builder punch, circle punch, Linen thread