Monday, September 1, 2014

September One Crazy Stamper challenge

The One Crazy Stamper blog is back with our monthly challenges, and this month's challenge is Halloween/Christmas - all products are welcome, just not digi images.  The Design Team will be showcasing the September High Hopes release all month long - so you'll want to visit the OCS blog to see what we're all up to!  I've made a Halloween card using this sweet little masquerading kitty:
I've stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and coloured him up with Copic markers.  Then I used my Coluzzle circle template to cut a circle around him, and coloured the edges to make it appear like he's flying in front of the moon.

I added a branch die cut from Memory Box, and stood it upright to look like a creepy tree, and I die cut clouds from one of the papers in the Frightful pack.  I really love these little Gumdrops from Your Next Embellie - I think I have them in about 8 colours now!  You can find all of these fabulous products in the One Crazy Stamper store here:
 High Hopes Rubber Stamps, My Mind's Eye 6x6 Frightful, Your Next Embellie, Black, Memory Box Grove Branch die, Copic markers: W7, W5, W3, W1, W00, E18, E09, E07, E02, E53, E51, E50, YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Retro Sketches #130

When I first saw this sketch on the Retro Sketches blog, I thought it would be a little too difficult, since I don't really have much Washi tape... but then I thought of all the multi-striped patterned papers that I have.  So when I pulled out this holiday paper, I already had the sentiment stamped and the two snowflakes embossed - and they just happen to work perfectly with the sketch!
Patterned paper is Winter Fun, Carta Bella; Cardstock is Kraft, Vineyard Berry & Colonial White, CTMH; Ink is Twilight, CTMH; Stamp sets are Glad Tidings and Merry & Bright, Verve;  Verve Snowflake dies;  Enamel Dots, Your Next Embellie.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Laughing Girlfriends cards

Hello everyone!  I'm sneaking in a bonus post this month on the OCS blog... to share a couple of cards made with one of the sets from the popular Art Impressions Girlfriends line: Laughing Set:
I wanted to keep them fairly flat for mailing, and also wanted to use up some scraps!  I had already coloured up the images to match this paper pack, and here's what I had sitting on my craft desk, leftover from previous projects:

Bits and pieces!  I was determined not to cut into any new sheets, so here's what I came up with:
 

Lora has a FABULOUS assortment of Art Impressions stamps in the One Crazy Stamper store... you can see them all hereAnd wait until you see the newest release!  You can preorder them here.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Merry Monday & The Challenge

I've combined a couple of challenges today, and put together two more Christmas cards (both the same!) for my stash.  Merry Monday's challenge was to use a wreath on your card, and I have used both the sketch (loosely!) and the colour combo from The Challenge on Lesley Croghan's blog:
Patterned papers are Frosted; Cardstock is Outdoor Denim; Inks are Whisper and Outdoor Denim; Bitty Sparkles; Stamp set is Merry, Merry - all Close To My Heart. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Another In The Tub card

It's my day to post on the Art Impressions blog today!
I wanted a chance to use the fun In The Tub set (Sku# 3570) while we're still enjoying the last few weeks of summer... so I pulled out some pretty polka dot paper and got to work:

This is honestly one of the most enjoyable images to colour!  They're having such a great time, and you need to use just about every marker that you own!

Copics used: Hair - E18, E09, E07, E02, C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, B21, E39, E37, E35
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, E37, E34, E31, E53, E51, E50, R20
Tub - W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00
Greens - YG05, YG03, YG01
Turquiose - BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01
Pinks - R85, R83, R81
Oranges - YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12
Yellows - Y19, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11
Purples - BV04, BV02, BV01
Fuchsias - RV19, RV17, RV14



Monday, August 25, 2014

Wearing Pink Today

One of my girlfriends had her first chemo treatment today... so I am proudly wearing pink all day, to help send her some good vibes.  I also made a card that I'm going to pop in the mail to her, and there is no better sentiment stamp set than Verve's Words of Wisdom.  She's got a great attitude, and is facing everything head on, which I greatly admire :o)  I've used this week's Mojo Monday sketch #360 (it's supposed to be tall & skinny, but I just did a plain 'ole 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card):
I used another sentiment on the inside: "Carpe Diem".
Patterned papers are Fabulous, Simple Stories;  Cardstock is Bazzil & CTMH; Stamp set is Words of Wisdom, Verve; Ink is Rich Cocoa, Memento; Spellbinders dies.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sentiment Only Challenge

I am playing along with the current challenge on the Art Impressions blog today - Sentiments Only!  We want to see your card with only font/sentiments on the front - no other stamped images.  I decided to do a Christmas card using Great Joy (Sku# 4176):
I made a shaped pennant for my sentiment, and used a set of La La Land Crafts Poinsettia dies to jazz things up a little.  The card has a bit of a muted feel to it, so I added some Tim Holtz Distress Glitter which has a dull finish, for a little glimmer.
Be sure to check out the Art Impressions blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has to share, and you can hook up your own creation to the challenge - there are always great prizes to be won!
 
Happy Stamping Everyone!

 

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