Saturday, October 21, 2017

A new Card Kit!

Hello everyone!  Hope you're enjoying a crafty Saturday :o)  I have the latest OCS Card Kit ( #21 ) to share, but first an ad - if you're in the Bolton area, stop by the One Crazy Stamper store today, there is a Garage Sale going on!  Gently used or (a ton of) never before used products are up for grabs at some amazing prices.  First come first served - bring some cash with you!
And now for the newest card kit... Here is Polar Sleigh RR006 from High Hopes Rubber Stamps:
He is a little different from our other card kits - as you'll be creating a little scene.  Everything you need to create four cards is included in the kit - card bases & envelopes, cut pieces and stamps.  You need some ink, adhesive, pop dots and the colouring medium of your choice to complete them.  The stamps are unmounted rubber, so you'll want to pick up some EZ Mount stamp cushion if you don't have any at home.  The sentiment is Think Snow 2 - also included.  You'll get a full colour instruction sheet including Copic colouring suggestions.  These are available right now in the OCS store here!  And if you're heading to the Creative Festival in Toronto next weekend - you can grab a few card kits there at the booth.  Happy stamping!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

New Mini Try-folds!

The Art Impressions Design Team are helping to launch three new MTF sets today on the Ai blog.  I am using Halloween Treats (Sku #4928):
These stamp sets are so wonderfully designed, with three images that layer over top of each other, and each layer has a cutout that allows you to see down to the next layer.  It starts with the creaky old door - you can see how the door has been die cut, and there is a perforated fold line where the door hinges are.
 The next layer shows this table of spooky treats, and the area under the table has been die cut so that you can see the kitty underneath.

 I held everything together with some strands of colourful baker's twine.  The MTF sets come complete with instructions, stamps and dies to put your project together.  Check out with the rest of the DT has to share today over on the Ai blog, and you can link up your creation to our current challenge while you're there!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


 I am using another one of the Art Impressions 2017 Halloween sets today - Spooktacular Set (Sku #4941).  This is about as scary as I get for Halloween!  Not very!
 I stamped and coloured three of the mummies with my Copic markers, then pulled out my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours to make some festive backgrounds.  I mounted my image with pop dots, added one of the sentiments that comes in the set, and stitched 1/4" in from the edge with some black thread (always a little nerve wracking, one slip and it's toast!).  Here's a slightly different version:
I can't escape the fact that I'm a patterned paper fan... so with my last image I did the busier version:
 I hope you're enjoying some Halloween crafting time!  Be sure to join our current challenge on the blog "Create a Scene".  Happy stamping!
Copics used: C3, C1, YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12, Y35, Y11, G43, G40

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


 I was lucky enough to have two Art Impressions cards published in the current edition of Creative Scrapbooker magazine!  The sitting teacher and the coffee-drinking-chicken are both on page 138... I also made two other coordinating cards, so I'm going to share them all today.  Here are the two from Teachers Rule (Sku #4901):

I've had these wonderful school themed papers for a while, and I made a bunch of geometric shapes to place behind her, as well as the cute little ruler that comes with the set.  The ruler & sentiment are adhered with pop dots:
On this card I did a little zig zag stitching with my sewing machine, made the sentiment into a speech bubble, and adhered it with pop dots:
Here's my magazine gal!  I added some coffee mug die cuts to go with her sentiment:
And everyone loves dancing cows :o)
Happy stamping!
Copics on teacher cards - E11, E00, E000, R37, R35, R32, R30, YG03, YG01, YG00, BG75, BG72, BG70, C5, C3, C1, Y26, Y23, E50, E57, E55, E53, E51.
Copics on Funny Farm cards - YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12, BG15, BG13, BG11, E45, E44, E43, E41, E55, E53, E51, E50, R32, R30, Y38, Y32, Y11.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Viva La Verve October Sketch

Happy World Card Making Day!
I was able to get five cards made today... but can only post this one, until my daughter's birthday later this month.  I love this month's VLV Sketch - a good classic card design, which can be used so many ways.  So here is the latest Verve digi set Coffee Please, and some older Doodlebug papers:

Last two Card Kits

Oh my, these are the cutest little elf images from the most recent High Hopes release!  I couldn't resist making them into card kits with some wonderful traditional red & green papers.  Here is Card Kit #19 with Elvin Eldar RR014 and Sm Christmas Script F051:
 And here is my favourite - Card Kit #20 using Alvin Elvin RR010 with Have your Elf H094 as the sentiment:
 These kits have me feeling so festive!  Each kit contains card bases, envelopes, rubber stamps and all of the cut pieces shown here to put together four identical cards as shown.  A full colour instruction sheet is included along with Copic marker colour suggestions - although you can colour them with whatever medium & colours that you choose.  The instructions also include all of the cut measurements so that you can make more cards using whatever papers you have on hand.  The best part?  You'll have four cards made up in no time, and the stamps are yours to keep.  You'll see all six of the current card kits here in the One Crazy Stamper online store.  Stay tuned... I *may* be working on some new ones!  Happy stamping!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

New Ai Wiggle Wobbles

I have some fun Skeleton cards to share today - these are a new line of interactive cards by Art Impressions called "Wiggle Wobbles".  The sets include stamps, dies, an Action Wobble and brads to make a fun wobbly skeleton.  Here is Skeleton Wiggle Wobble (Sku #4952):
 The set comes with the torso, arm, leg, apendage, hat and bowtie stamps and their matching dies, and the sentiment stamp.  It may look like a lot to put together, but this particular Wiggle Wobble didn't require a lot of colouring!  So after stamping and quickly adding a touch of colour, I die cut all the pieces and assembled them with the brads included in the kit.  This was my first attempt at a Distress Oxide ink background - and I quite like how it turned out!
 For these two cards, I pulled out my Kuretake Gansai Tambei watercolours, which have such bold pigment - making for some fun, bright, painted creations.
 For two of the cards, I stitched around the outside with some black thread, and I mounted all of the sentiments with pop darts.  After my skeletons were all assembled, they are each adhered to the cards with a Mini Action Wobble, so when you give them a little flick, they wiggle and wobble all over.
 There are five Wiggle Wobble sets available now on the Ai website, head over to the Ai blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has to share with you.  Our current challenge on the blog is "Jiggle a Little" - we want to see your cards with movement!


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