zaterdag 14 oktober 2017

CRAFTY HAUL (16)

My birthday was October 7th and I got a bunch of cool crafty stuff from my parents and brother. Here is what I got:


The Cheery Christmas stamp set from Lawn Fawn, is from last year's fall/ winter release. It can coordinate with Toboggan Together. I especially like the string of lights, the ladder and the little bird that you can put ontop of it.

The Here We Go A-Waddling stamp set from Lawn Fawn, is from this year's fall/ winter release. I can create a complete choir of penguins if I want. I already made one card with this set. So adorable!!!

I love using stencils. This Halftone Stencil from Altenew looks so cool. Not sure what to use it for yet, but I bet it will look amazing.

I really wanted this role of masking tape from Post-It. It is not tacky at all, really easy to remove and apply. Perfect to mask off areas I want to keep from getting inked or blended.

I got two Lawn Fawn cardstock packs. The colors Raspberry and Ballet Slippers.

The Ocean Hillside Pop-Up Add-On die set, will add waves to your pop-up cards, instead of simple hills. They can also be used on flat cards, but were made for interactive cards.

I already had the For You, Deer stamp set and coordinating dies, but no I got the For You, Deer Add-On. You can create tags or even bookmarks with them. I can't wait to create something with these dies.

Last I got two new Lawn Fawn Inks: Moonstone Ink and Grape Soda Ink. Both great additions to my growing Lawn Fawn collection.

I'm sure I will create som cool stuff with all this. Happy crafting!!!

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS (4)

For this Christmas card, I used the Sealed with a Kiss mini set from Lawn Fawn.


I started by stamping the images and coloring them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Seals: C3 – C5
Ice: C0 – C2


A piece of Narwhal cardstock is going to be my base, I used Mermaid cardstock for the background of my scene. I die cut a piece of vellum with the Stitched Hillside Borders. I trimmed a piece of Perfectly Plaid Chill, into two small strips. I adhered all the elements together. I embossed a cross stitched border twice, with the Stitched Borders, into the Narwhal cardstock.


I stamped the banner, in Butter Ink and Sunflower Ink. The sentiment I stamped in Hippo Ink. I added the panel onto a Sticky Note cardbase.

I’m really happy with this scene.

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SEASON'S GREETINGS (3)

For this Christmas card, I used the Swanky Snow Dudes stamp set from Paper Smooches.


I stamped all the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:

Snow men: C0 – C2
Accessories + pole: Y17 – YR04/ R46 – R59/ G05 – G28/ W0/ W7


I used a piece of Mermaid cardstock for the background/ sky. I die cut two hills, with the Stitched Hillside Borders, from white cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in Lobster Ink and Noble Fir Ink.


I assembled the card, added it to a Noble Fir cardbase.

How much wintery can I get with these snow dudes?


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donderdag 12 oktober 2017

HAPPY HOWL-O-WEEN (1)

For this Halloween card, I used several Lawn Fawn stamp sets: Happy Howloween, Happy Harvest and Costume Party.


For the sky, I wanted to do something different than blending or colored cardstock. I choose to watercolor with Distress Inks. I took some watercolor cardstock and wetted the paper with a brush. I then started adding Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. I dried it with my heat tool a couple of times and added some more Chipped Sapphire, untill I had the color and texture I wanted.


I die cut a hill, using the Stitched Hillside Borders from Lawn Fawn. I blended Black Soot Distress Ink onto it, to color it completely black. I heat embossed the sentiment onto it, with white embossing powder from Ranger.


When the watercolored bakcground was dry, I stamped the cornstalk in black ink. I also stamped all the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Pumpkins: YR04 - R14/ BG93 - BG96
Dog: E57 - E29
Moon: Y15 - Y17
Birds: W5 - W7/ Y17


I fussy cut all the images and assembled the card. I matted the panel onto a piece of Knock On Wood cardstock, to not make it appear so dark. Then I added tge panel onto a Blue Jay cardbase.

I'm definitely going to send out some Halloween cards this year, because the ones I've been creating are to good to pass up on.

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IT'S PENGUIN-ING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS (1)

I just love penguins. I got the Here We Go a-Waddling stamp set by Lawn Fawn, from my brother for my birthday. Super cute. I combined it with the Winter Village stamp set for this Christmas card.


I started on the background. I heat embossed the sentiment , with white embossing powder from Ranger. I love the sentiment by the way, so punny!. I then started to blend Distress Ink over the panel, and the sentiment resists it and appears. I used two Distress Ink colors: Mermaid Lagoon and Chipped Sapphire.


I die cut two hills from white cardstock, using the Stitched Hillside Borders. Then I stamped all the images. For the street lights I used Hippo Ink and for the speech bubbles I used Sunflower Ink, Fish Tank Ink and Lobster Ink. The other images I colored with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Penguins: W5 - W7/ W0
Beaks + feet: Y17 - YR07
Accessories + houses: R14 - R17/ Y08 - Y17/ BV05 - B05/ G14 - G07/ BV000 - BV02/ RV21 - RV23
Street lights: Y11 - Y02 - Y06


I fussy cut all the images and assembled the card. I added the panel onto a Guava cardbase.

I wanted to create a colorful winter/ Christmas scene. I think I managed that!


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woensdag 11 oktober 2017

I HOPE SANTA SPOILS YOU ROTTEN (2)

Christmas time means Christmas elves!!! Although I love the Santa's Elves stamp set from My Favorite Things, I Always find it hard to come up with a good design for them. I kept it fairly simple for this Christmas card, but I'm really happy with this design.


I started by stamping all the images. I colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Skin: E11 - E21
Hair: E79
Clothes: R14 - R46 - R59/ C0 - C2
Bell: YT00 - YR61 - YR02
Ornaments + presents: B93 - B95/ YG41 - G02/ Y00 - Y02


I fussy cut the images. I wanted to create a little ground for the elf and all the little elements to stand on. I blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink very lightly towards the bottom.

I stamped the images in Moonstone Ink and added all the images. I adhered the panel onto a Sticky Note cardbase.


Another clean and simple Christmas card.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS (1)

For this clean and simple Christmas card, I used the Snow Cool stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


I started by masking off a part of my card panel. I wanted to blend the bottom part with Distress Inks. I used three colord: Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Squeezed Lemonade.

I stamped the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Penguins: W5 - W7/ W0
Beaks + feet: Y17 - YR16
Hat + earmuffs: G11 - G21/ Y00 - Y02
Snow cone: Y00 - Y02/ E41 - E43
Fish: C3 - C5


I fussy cut the images. I die cut the word merry, with the Merry Script die from Mama Elephant. I did this three times and stacked them together. I added some glitter to the word, with the Clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir. I also heat embossed the rest of the sentiment, with white embossing powder from Ranger, onto a strip of Narwhal cardstock.


I assembled the card and added the panel onto a Narwhal cardbase.

You will being seeing more penguins from me this holiday season :D

I entered this card into the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, where the theme is "Happy Little Critters". So please check that out for inspiration or maybe enter your own project!


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