Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December One Crazy Stamper Challenge

We are starting a brand new challenge today on the One Crazy Stamper blog!  We would like to see your holiday creations - anything goes, just no digi stamps, please.  The Design Team are all sharing inspiration with you today - so head on over to the OCS blog to see what everyone has to show.  I'm using the fabulous High Hopes Snowman Mini Set TT006EZ, and I've made a shaker card for you:
There are three sweet snowmen images, two frames and the Think Snow sentiment included in the set (come back tomorrow to see the other two snowmen!).  I've made a 5" square card with a circular shaker, filled with sequins and one snowflake die cut that is peeking out behind her if you look closely.  I tried a new-to-me method of creating the shaker, I taped together two circular dies to form the black frame, and cut it out once in black cardstock, then three times out of some thin cardboard.  I grabbed some cardboard packaging from my recycling bin to upcycle - and it worked like a charm.  I glued all three layers together and glued them onto my card base.  I added gold, green & red sequins plus a die cut snowflake to the center, then glued on a piece of acetate, and finally the black cardstock frame to finish it off.  I attached my little snow lady to the bottom of the circle to look like she was leaning out of it.  I added a strip of gold foil tape and a few more snowflakes before calling it a day.
We would love it if you would link up with the OCS December challenge over on the OCS blog - you have until the end of the month to see if you'll win a prize!
One Crazy Stamper products used: High Hopes Snowman Mini Set TT006EZ

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Art Impressions at Michaels

 I am sharing three cards that I made using one of the two new Art Impressions Christmas stamp sets that you can find in Michael's stores right now...

 There are three fun images, and three great sentiments in this set.  Here's the tangled kitty:
 And this is my absolute favourite image in the set, because it reminded me of a Charlie Brown Christmas tree:

  I used all kinds of patterned papers, a few snowflake die cuts and some clear grey acrylic gems.
Happy stamping!
Copics used: C5, C3, C1, C00, BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, Y26, Y23, RV25, RV19, RV15, RV11

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Challenge

I was able to put together a couple of Christmas cards tonight, to play along with The Challenge.  I love this new sentiment stamp from Close To My Heart, and it fits perfectly on the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament die:
Patterned papers are White Pines, Cardstock is Olive, Glacier & Cranberry; Ink is Chocolate; Stamp is This is Christmas - all Close To My Heart; Poinsettia die, La La Land Crafts; Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament die.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Simple Christmas

It was a productive day on the cardmaking front!  I was able to complete 6 Christmas cards, and have 2 more cut and ready to assemble - go me!  I am also making an effort to use papers from my stash, so here is a simple Christmas card that is using some Basic Grey paper from a year or so ago:
Patterned papers are Eskimo Kisses and Urban Prairie, by Basic Grey; Cardstock is Ruby, CTMH; Stamp is This is Christmas, CTMH; Ink is Rich Cocoa, Memento; Twine is American Crafts; Vintage Ornament die, Spellbinders.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

New Art Impressions at Michaels

The Art Impressions Design Team are all sharing projects today, made with the two newest Ai stamp sets that are now available at Michaels through Hampton Art.  I'm showing this little penguin trio from SC0716 Ai Penguins:
 I've coloured them with my Copic Markers, popped them up on pop dots over some patterned paper and added a few enamel gumdrops.  It is actually gold foil tape that appears as the two horizontal stripes - they just don't photograph very shiny - here's another shot that shows it a bit better:
Here's a peek at what the sets look like:
We have a new challenge over on the Ai blog - we want to see your holiday creations using red & green.  Head on over to the blog to link up your creation, and you can see what the other Design Team members have created.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Christmas Cheer & a Warehouse Sale!

 I've been working away at Christmas cards in all of my spare time!  Here is the sweet little penguin from the new Art Impressions 2015 Christmas Cheer Set (Sku # 4666):
 The Christmas Cheer stamp set comes with three sweet images, and three sentiments - you can see all of the new Ai Christmas 2015 stamp sets here.  There is still time to join in our Be Merry challenge on the Ai blog - we would love to see your festive creations!  Happy Stamping!
Copics used: C7, C5, C3, C1, R59, R27, R24, R22, R20, G28, G24, G21, Y26, Y23, YR16
AND... if anyone is in or around the Keizer, Oregon area this weekend... Art Impressions is having a humungous warehouse sale - deals galore!  Scroll down to read all about it - or click here for more info!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Viva La Verve

Yay - finally a little me time to work on some personal Christmas cards, and a chance to play along with some challenges!  I've used the November Week 2 sketch from VLV Sketches, and the Rustic Winter theme for the Nov Inspiration Challenge on the Verve Blog:
I used some old Basic Grey papers that were kicking around my craft room, and used my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the stars.  You can't see in the photo, but I used my clear Wink of Stella on the star and to outline the word "brightly" - gives it a little glimmer.  I haven't distressed a card in a while, so had fun grunging up the edges a bit, and used my sewing machine around the circle & banner.  The stamp set is Verve's Peace on Earth.


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