Patterned papers are Lollydoodle; Cardstock is Cotton Candy, Pear, Juniper, Slate & White Daisy; Ink is Slate - all CTMH; Coffee die, Verve; Stamp sets are Better Together and Coffee, Verve.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Coffee Lovers Spring Blog Hop
How fun - another Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is under way, this time with a spring theme! So I pulled out some bright & pretty papers and used the current Deconstructed Sketch to make my card:
Posted by Karen Day at 7:00 AM 42 comments:
Friday, February 27, 2015
I am in need of some birthday cards, so I'm using Lesley's great sketch & colour combo from The Challenge to add to my stash. The 'rust' in the colour combo has become more of a dusty orange for me, but I think it still works. I added some Wink of Stella to the butterfly to give it a little glimmer:
What a great sketch! I may have to use it a few more times :o)
Patterned papers are Real Time2, Echo Park; Stamp sets are Better Together and Happy Thoughts, Verve; Dies are Sprightly Sprigs and Vintage Oval Frame Die by Verve and Pippi Butterfly, Memory Box; Inks are Black and Honey, CTMH.
Posted by Karen Day at 12:22 PM 8 comments:
Labels: Echo Park, Memory Box, The Challenge, Verve
Thursday, February 26, 2015
New Art Impressions Try-folds!
The Art Impressions Design Team are debuting four new Try-fold stamp sets today. I have a wedding themed card with a matching gift bag and tag using Steeple TF Set (Sku #4578):
Head on over to the Art Impressions blog to see what the other DT members have to share - and you can link up your creation for our challenge debuting today, called "Tie It Up" we want to see your creations that are tied up with ribbon or twine.
Copics used: Greys are C7, C5, C3, C1, C00
Blues are B26, B24, B23, B21
Purples are V09, V06, V05, V04, V01
Pinks are R85, R83, R81
Greens are G46, G43, G40, YG03, YG01, YG67, YG63, YG61
Browns are E57, E55, E53, E51, E50
Posted by Karen Day at 5:00 AM 5 comments:
Labels: Art Impressions, Art Impressions Try-folds, Steeple TF Set, Tag, Try-Fold card, Wedding card, Wedding Tag
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
I Wuff You
It's my day to post on the Art Impressions blog!
I can't seem to stop using the sweet Zoo Babies stamps... today I'm sharing a card using Wuff Set (Sku #4532):
I love the sentiment that comes in the set "I Wuff You".
There is still time to join our Front & Back challenge - and we will have a brand new challenge on the blog on Thursday! Happy stamping!
Copics used: E49, E57, E55, E53, E51, E50, R35, R32, R30
Posted by Karen Day at 5:00 AM 1 comment:
Labels: Ai Zoo Babies, Art Impressions, CTMH, Mayberry, Wuff Set
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Birthday Front & Back
Are you loving the newly released Art Impressions Front & Backs?? I am! I have a sweet birthday card to share today using Eat Itself Set(Sku#4567):
Ai store - as well as the classic F & B sets and the Mini Front & Backs. We would love to see you using them in our current "Front and Back Challenge" on the Ai blog. Happy Stamping!
Copics used - Skin tones - E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E55, E53, E51
Pinks - R85, R83, R81
Yellows - Y26, Y23, Y21, YR12, Y13, Y11
Blues - B02, B01, B00, B000
Greys - W7, W5, W3, W1
Greens - G43, G40
Oranges - YR16, YR15, YR12
Posted by Karen Day at 5:00 AM 2 comments:
Labels: Art Impressions, Eat Itself Set, Front & Backs, Jillibean Soup
Friday, February 13, 2015
Paper Smooches Picture Perfect Challenge
I'm feeling quite pleased with myself... I needed to make a valentine for my husband, and became determined to participate in the current Paper Smooches Sparks challenge which is based on an inspiration photo. The photo doesn't exactly have a masculine feel to it... but I at least managed to use all of the colours, turned it into a valentine and hopefully managed to keep it somewhat masculine. Here's what I came up with:
Paper Smooches; Cardstock is CTMH;
Paper Smooches; Cardstock is CTMH;
Posted by Karen Day at 9:35 PM 3 comments:
Labels: Bo Bunny, Chubby Chums, Paper Smooches, Paper Smooches Sparks, Valentine
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Front & Back Challenge
Hello! We have a new challenge on the Art Impressions blog today which is a "Front & Back Challenge" - we want to see something on both the outside and inside of your cards. If you have some of the wonderful Ai Front & Back images, even better! AND - the design team is launching the first of the brand new 2015 Art Impressions images today - we have four brand new F & B sets for you. I am sharing Any Cake Set (Sku #4569):
Purrr-thday Set (Sku#4568):
Art Impressions blog to see what the rest of the Design Team are sharing today, and be sure to enter our challenge! I'll be back on Tuesday with another F&B card to show you.
Posted by Karen Day at 5:00 AM 8 comments:
Labels: Art Impressions, Copic Markers, Front & Backs, Pathfinding
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
A Glitzy Valentine
I have a sweet valentine to share with you today using one of the Art Impressions Mini Front & Backs stamps. This is for one of my daughter's friends... they both have a history with a small pig named Glitzy, so this was the perfect image to use to make her a card. I used my Wink of Stella pen on her to give her a bit of glimmer, and glitzed up the card in general with a few sequins.
I came up with the idea of having her holding a little heart - so I've decided to enter her into the current Art Impressions challenge "Have a Heart" (even though I can't win!). Here's the inside:
Posted by Karen Day at 7:00 AM 1 comment:
Labels: Ai Mini Front & Backs, Art Impressions, Bo Bunny, Valentine
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
I am posting on the Art Impressions blog today.
If you don't own any of the Ai Zoo Babies yet, you need to check them out! (And if you only own one or two, then you need to get them ALL!) These are the sweetest little critters, and make perfect baby cards, or a card for a toddler. Today I'm using Bananas Set (Sku#4531):
There is still time to participate in our "Have a Heart Challenge" over on the Ai blog - we want to see your creations with a heart on them. Happy Stamping!
Copics used - Monkey: E57, E55, E53, E51, E50
Bow: B95, B93, B91
Posted by Karen Day at 5:00 AM No comments:
Labels: Ai Zoo Babies, Art Impressions, Baby Card, Bananas Set, Free Spirit
Friday, February 6, 2015
High Hopes Challenge #152
I am playing along with the High Hopes stamps challenge for the first time today! Their February theme is "Anything High Hopes Goes"... and so I pulled out one of their sweet bunnies to make a very spring-like card (wishful thinking, as we're supposed to get 30cm of snow this weekend!). You can find a huge selection of HH stamps in the One Crazy Stamper store... or you can visit the HH website. Here's what I came up with:
Posted by Karen Day at 9:38 PM 7 comments:
Labels: Carta Bella, Curious Bunny, Easter card, High Hopes, One Crazy Stamper
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Verve Inspiration Challenge
I am so happy to have the Verve challenges back this month :o) I am using this week's Deconstructed Sketch paired up with the Verve February Inspiration Challenge which is "Vivacious Valentine"... so here is what I've made for my daughter:
There are some irredescent Sprinkles on the white&grey heart which don't really show up in the photo, but it gives it a little glimmer.
Posted by Karen Day at 5:47 PM 3 comments:
Labels: Bo Bunny, Deconstructed Sketch, Diva Dare, Valentine, Verve, Wings of Love
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Sports Fan Shaker
It's my Tuesday to post on the Art Impressions blog! (And this is my second post of the day - please scroll down to see my Fairy Godmother spinner card!)
I have two more masculine cards to share today, using one of the Ai Shaker images: Sports Fan Shaker (Sku #4527)
Now, this first one turned out looking a little like a Seattle Seahawk fan.... wasn't intentional, more like an afterthought :o) So then I thought, the least that I could do was to represent one of my hometown teams - so here is my Toronto Raptor fan:
Copics used: Skin tones - E13, E11, E00, E000, E37, E34, E31, R20
Blues - B97, B95, B93, B91
Greys - W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00
Greens - YG03, YG63
Reds - R59, R27, R24, R22, R20
Posted by Karen Day at 5:00 AM No comments:
Fairy Godmother Spinner card
I am posting on the One Crazy Stamper blog today. I have a very fun card to share - using one of the new Art Impressions Spinners from their 2015 release. This little fairy is my absolute favourite out of all the new Ai product! I've made a spinning easel card to show her off, here is Fairy (Sku #4576):
Here is what the card looks like closed:
And finally a few more shots so that you get the idea - you won't believe how difficult this card is to photograph, as she literally spins all the time. I set her spinning, then quickly shoot a bunch of photos until I get her facing forward - it's quite funny :o)
One Crazy Stamper products: Art Impressions Fairy Set (Sku #4576)
Posted by Karen Day at 1:00 AM 7 comments:
Labels: Ai Spinners, Art Impressions, Doodlebug Designs, Easel card, Fairy Set (Sku#4576), One Crazy Stamper, Spellbinders, Square card, Suspended Easel Card
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