Sunday, November 18, 2018

Lawnfawnatics & Sketchy Saturday

So this card ended up a little busier than I intended (grin)... It is totally inspired by my niece, Allie, who used this stamp set this week, and I had yet to pull mine out (gasp!).  I decided to play along with the Lawnfawnatics current colour challenge, and am using Laurel's current Sketchy Saturday sketch.  So here is my (slightly) busy card:

I am using Lawn Fawn's Winter Alpaca stamp set, Really Rainbow Christmas papers and Stitched Hillside dies.  The paper is a coordinating cardstock from American Crafts' Tropical pack.  Stitched Alpine Snowflakes are from Poppy Stamps.

Pamper Your-shelf

One of the managers at the library where I work, always brings me a Tim's coffee on the Saturdays that we work together... and I bring her a card.  So last night I pulled out this stamp & die set from Art Impressions and put two of these together:
 This is one of the sweet Mini Try-fold sets called Pamper Your-shelf (Sku #4853) - and this is what it looks like when you pull it out of the envelope.  After untying the bow:
 This is the top layer, which allows you to look deep inside the bookshelf, then open the top layer:
 Here is the middle, and open it up to see...
The sweet little mouse reading a book in the middle.  Perfect for a librarian!
After colouring the images with Copic markers, I lined the inside flaps with patterned paper to hide the marker bleed-through, and recut the openings with the dies.  I mounted the try-fold onto a 4 3/4" square of cardstock and another coordinating piece of paper.  I adhered the organdy ribbon to the back of the card and tied it around the front.  You can find all of the Mini Try-folds on the Art Impressions website, here.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Mojo Monday #502

Back with a card using the current Mojo Monday sketch #502...  Using up some old CTMH paper that I've had for eons (this stuff never ends!), and I managed to make up four of them:
Here was our sketch:

Friday, November 16, 2018

Colourific Christmas cards

I have the sweetest images to share with you today - all from the new holiday stamp sets from Colourific:
I'm all about bright colours & papers... and these images had me grabbing these bold patterns, and I love the aqua added in with the traditional red & green.

I stamped and coloured the snowmen from the Mr & Mrs Snow set with Copic markers, and started building my snowy scene... and felt like it needed a little glimmer.  So I ran the pole and striped scarf through my Minc machine, adding red foil to them, and I made the snowflakes silver.
 I finished off my card with some die cut snowflakes and some zigzag stitching with my sewing machine.
 There are actually three sweet birds that come in the Singing Robins stamp set, but I decided to just feature one, sitting on a branch with the snowy sky behind him.  There's a little shimmer on this card also, as I foiled the sentiment in silver as well:
Be sure to check out all of the new holiday sets that are available on the Colourific website here!  Happy stamping!


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Sugar Pea November Challenge

I made a sweet card today that I'm really happy with for the November Sugar Pea Designs Mix-It-Up challenge.

I used the sketch portion of the challenge, and picked the polka dot paper, because it made me think of falling snow.  I added a couple of stitched banner die cuts and snowflakes in the top corner, and secured them with some silver staples.  I rounded two of the corners like the sketch, and mounted the whole panel with 3D adhesive onto a white card base. 
I hope to play along again this month... and will try to incorporate the yarn/colours next time!
Stamp set is Eskimo Kisses by Sugar Pea Designs; Patterned paper is A Perfect Winter by Echo Park; Copic Markers.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches #362

I am YET AGAIN bringing out these Echo Park papers to make some Christmas cards... I still have a whole pile of it, so you'll be seeing it often.  Today I paired up the current Freshly Made Sketch with the Eskimo Kisses stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs:
I added a red and a white snowflake to each of them, and used a sentiment from an older CTMH set.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Another Sketchy Saturday

Laurel's Sketchy Saturdays are back up on her blog... so I've been working away all week to get six cards made up for my stash.  I recently bought a little kit of Echo Park's "A Perfect Winter", and it came with matching Enamel dots, phrases & shapes - so I used a little of everything.



Here was the sketch:

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