Friday, 2 December 2016

Creative Corner Challenges - Vintage/Retro Christmas with MHKDesigns!

Hello friends!
(Post #2 of 2 for today!)

I'm back for Creative Corner Challenges this week though with my Vintage/Retro Christmas theme, featuring our fun sponsor, the amazing MHKDesigns!

I created 2 projects for you this week using the digis "Christmas Candles
and "Simply Santa".

Christmas Candles Digital Stamp Set  Simply Santa

My first project is a cute treat bag/holder featuring Simply Santa. I edited the digi to make it red and I simply added some sparkly flocking to his beard to add a little extra.

My second project is this beautiful Christmas card featuring the Christmas Candles set.

I added some glitter to the candles and ornaments for extra retro-sparkle!  I colored the images with my TwinTouch Markers. 

I hope you will come out and play along with us this week for your chance to win an amazing prize from MHKDesigns!

Until next time,

Kitty Bee Designs - #86 Christmas - Sponsored by Scrap'N Dipity

Hello Friends!
(Post #1 of 2 for today!) 

I'm here (again!) with a new post for Kitty Bee Designs!  For Challenge #86, we were sponsored by Scrap N' Dipity  (and Lemon Shortbread) and our inspiration was Christmas!

I got to create with the digi called "Woodland Creatures" - sooo cute!  It was a combo set so you get both images!  

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This is what I created:

I added flocking to the little bunny to make her fuzzy!  Black Embossing Powder was added to the deer's hooves and I did a splattering of White & Silver embossing powder to look like snow!  I ran the card panel through my sewing machine to add the zig zag stitching.  

I hope you enjoy this card and be sure to join us for the challenge! :)  See you next time!

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Surprise Blog Hop - Get Well Flowers

Hello, my friends! 

Welcome to a SPECIAL SURPRISE blog hop for my dear friend, Julie Odil! Julie was recently diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, so this hop is our way of letting her know that we are here for her. 

You should have come here from Jerrie Mead's Blog. If you didn't, please hop over to THIS POST for a complete list of participants! Along with this hop, there is a special release digital stamp set and paper pack from the MHKDesigns Etsy shop designed specifically for sending get well cards to those struggling with different forms of cancer. The colors of the paper pack are lavender (all cancers awareness), lime green (lymphoma awareness), pink (breast cancer awareness), teal (ovarian cancer awareness), and peach (cervical cancer awareness). 
Take a peek at these products... 


Here is what I created:

Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends! I know that Julie need our support now more than ever, so let's band together and show her that we are here for her! Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Judy VanZandt and you can find her blog HERE.

Thank you for stopping by and Julie, you've got this!!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

SparkleNSprinkle - December Reveal

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
December 1 New Reveal Blog Hop!

We have six new stamp sets to share with you today. These new sets are 20% off until the 3rd of the month. So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping. All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image. 

The sets are:

Build A Flower 811 (digi version DIGI811)
Will Ewe Be Mine 813 (digi version DIGI813)
Light Up My Life 814 (digi version DIGI814)
Spring Bunny 819 (digi version DIGI819)
Build A Wreath (Digi Only) DIGI3128B

On Dec 3rd, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize. You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.

The Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).

The Blog Hop order this month is:

Jess (you are here!)

(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do. Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize. 
Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today. There are lots of prizes and recognition badges. Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well. The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.

Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna? If not, then you are in for a real treat. Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!

I had so much fun making this project for you this month!

Supply List: 

Spring Bunny 819 (digi version DIGI819)
Purple Rain Microfine Glitter - GM2020
Hyacinth Microfine Glitter - GM2028
Ballerina Microfine Glitter - GM2024
Margarita Microfine Glitter - GM2032
Grassy Green Flocking - FL103
Pink Spirit SparkleNSoft - SS108
Embossing Paste - DR-DGWP (I used non-glossy)
Cherry Blossom Stencil - DR-LG644
Small Nuvo Glue Pen - 202N
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Peony Pink - 800N 
1/4" Tear-ific Tape - SAT04
Foam Squares - 01613
Onyx Black Versafine Ink - TSVF082

To begin this card, I started by using the Cherry Blossom Stencil and Embossing Paste to create a gorgeous textured background. After it dried, I sponged on some of the Peony Pink Embellishment Mousse to add some extra glimmer. 



To make my focal image, I started by editing my Digital Stamp image in Microsoft Word.  I added the main image, added a colored background and imposed a border of the "eggs" along the bottom.  That's the best part of digi stamps - being able to manipulate them! I then printed off the edited Spring Bunny Digital Stamp onto white cardstock. I fussy cut it out and went to work with my glitters!

Using the Small Nuvo Glue Pen, I simply "drew" where I wanted my adhesive to be, sprinkled on the glitter and voila!  I used Purple Rain, Ballerina, Margarita and Hyacinth Microfine Glitters.

Of course I used Pink Spirit SparkleNSoft on the bunny - to make him sparkly and fuzzy!


I used the Grassy Green Flocking along the bottom of the eggs to add some extra "grassy" texture. The Sentiment was stamped onto white cardstock using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. I used some pink ink to stamp the small egg image around the sentiment. 

To assemble this card, I added a strip of ribbon using 1/4" Tear-ific Tape to adhere.  I popped up the focal image using Foam Sqaures. All the layers were attached using the 1/4" Tear-ific Tape.  I used a scalloped edge punch to add a bit of pizzaz to the cardfront edges.  


 The next stop along the hop is the super talented Anne and you can find her blog here.  Can't wait to share all my creations with you for this month!!

Until next time,

Friday, 25 November 2016

SparkleNSprinkle - Grumpy Goose

Hello friends!

I'm here today with a new post for SparkleNSprinkle!

This time, I'm featuring the Digital Stamp Set - Grumpy Goose!

Supply List:
Jasper Blue Glitter - GM2012

This was actually quite an easy card to create! I started by printing off the colored Digital Image onto glossy white cardstock and trimming to my desired size. I used the Small Glue Pen to add Jasper Blue & Blue Haze Glitter to his hat, Daisy Glitter to his beak, Tiger Orange Glitter to his feet and Evening Glow Glitter to the bells. So much fun!

I used the Glue Pen to draw the "light strand" around Mr. Grumpy Goose, sprinkled on Antiquities Embossing Powder and heat set. Then I went to work creating the lights!  I used the Nuvo Crystal Drops in Apple Green, Ruby Slippers and Dazzling Blue to make the lights (just squeezing a small amount out each time).  I love the effect!  I added a few to "frame" the image as well as on the sentiment and set them aside to dry.

While the Crystal Drops were drying, I created by background. I adhered 1/2" Tear-ific Tape around the edge of my cardbase, removed the adhesive and sprinkled on Fire Engine Red Glitter. I burnished it well with my finger tool.

I took the piece of Gold Mirror Cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot, using a Diamond Patterned Embossing Folder. Once all the Crystal Drops were dry, I adhered all the layers using 1/2" Tear-ific Tape. To finish off the sentiment, I traced the word "naughty" using the Small Glue Pen and sprinkled on Fire Engine Red Glitter. 

I sure had fun making this card!  See you next time! :)

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