Friday, 9 November 2018

SparkleNSprinkle - Koi Pond

Hello friends!

It's time for our November Release, and one of the stamp sets I was excited to work with is the Koi Pond Beauty Set!  It's a true beauty and right on trend too! Koi fish seem to be popping up everywhere!

Here is my SNS Supply List:

This was a simple card to make - I really loved how my background turned out! Here's how I created it:

Step 1 - Create Your Background


I used a "smooshing "technique to do it!  I simply dropped "drops" of Nuvo Aqua Flow Watercolor Pens onto my Glass Mat, spritzed with water and then placed my paper overtop, letting the paper soak up the ink!  You will never get the same pattern twice and I love how all of the colors mash together to create beautiful new colors!  Once it was dry, I sprinkled on some of the Super Thick White Embossing Powder, heat setting from the bottom until it melts.

Step 2 - Stamp and Color Your Images


I stamped the Koi onto some white cardstock using the Nuvo Hybrid Black Shadow Ink and colored them in with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. Once they were dry, I fussy cut them out and covered them with Versamark Ink. Then I sprinkled on Clear Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. This created an amazing finish and shine on the koi!

Step 3 - Build Your Scene!

I arranged the Koi into a circular pattern and then attached them to the card front with Foam Squares.

Step 4 - Sentiment and Finishing Touches

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder. I used a turquoise cardstock to mount the background and the sentiment, adhering everything with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape. Finally, to emulate "bubbles", I used the Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew. 


I hope you enjoyed this card - it was my fave from the entire new release!!!

I've entered this card in the following challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #11

2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #20

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #10

See you again next week!

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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Creative Knockouts - Border Time

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge #271!  Our theme this week is  Border Time and our sponsor is SparkleNSprinkle.  I chose to work with a stamp set called "Bird Song".  It's available in both digi and rubber versions - I used the Rubber Stamp!

Bird Song Rubber Stamp Set [00-496P6]

Here is what I created:

I used the feathers to create a border (Versamark and Embossing Powder) plus I used the sweet birdies to frame the bottom. I really love this beautiful stamp set.

I hope to see you at the challenge! :)

Until next time,


Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Cheapo Dies - Autumn Wheat

Hello crafty people!

Happy Wednesday!  Wednesday is my day to share with you a new Cheapo Dies creation!

 Here is what I created for you:

I used the absolutely gorgeous Wheat Die to make this card. I cut some gold foil cardstock with it. I was working on a bunch of motivational cards, and the wheat was the perfect accent!

Cheapo Dies - Wheat

 If you're not familiar with Cheapo Dies, you are missing out!!!
Here's a listing of their store, blog & FB links to help you get familiar:

Thanks to all of you for stopping by today.  Can't wait to see you again soon!


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Scrapy Land Challenge #101

Hello friends!

Welcome to Scrapy Land {Challenge #101}!  I'm very excited to share my project with you.

I used the Cheapo Dies Winter Tree Die to make my cards! (Yes, I said "cards" lol - I made two!).  I chose to make 2 cards - one with the die cut image itself and one with the reverse cut out.

Buffalo Plaid seems to be hot, hot, hot right now - so I paired a simple tree patterned paper with some buffalo plaid paper. 

The theme is always ANYTHING GOES using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  In addition, we have TWO WINNERS for each challenge.  One will be a random winner and the other is chosen by the Design Team.  Each winner will receive a generous $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.

Scrapy Land carries over 55 brands of dies, so chances are you have a few of the brands in your stash!  You can see all the brands carried under the Products category.

Please link back to this Scrapy Land Challenge and include the link to this challenge on your blog post.  It would also be extremely helpful if you would list the brands of dies used in your project.  (Sometimes we can't tell if an item is a die cut or chipboard.)

We can't wait to see what you create!  It can be any style you like from CAS to mixed media and everything in between.    Just be sure there's a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells!

Good luck!

See you soon!

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Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #289

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for another great sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Here it is:

The sketch was created by Michelle Stewart and digitized by Brandi Robinson

Here is what I created:

I played with the Kaisercraft "Peek-a-Boo" collection. It's just too sweet! I love the vintage feeling of the papers.  I hope you will come and play along with us!

See you next time!


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