Friday, 19 January 2018

Kitty Bee Designs - Challenge #110

Hello friends!

It's time for another challenge at Kitty Bee Designs!  Challenge #110 is sponsored by My Besties and The Eastwind!

Our theme is "Food & Drink"    

I chose to work with a digi called "Enchanted Unicorn Sweets" from My Besties!  It's just too darn cute!

Here is what I created:

I hope you will come along and play with us this challenge!  See you next time!

SparkleNSprinkle - Hello Foxy

Hello friends!

I'm here today to share a brand new card featuring a new Stamp Set from SparkleNSprinkle called "Hello Foxy". It's a really adorable set - I hope you love it too!  This is actually a pretty simple card to recreate - I hope you go out and make one for yourself!  I know you have a "foxy" friend who would love to receive this card, don't you?

SNS Supply List

Ok....let's go!

First Steps

Let's create the framed background glitter piece!  I started by attached a piece of 2.5" Tear-ific Tape to a piece of white cardstock. Pretty simple start, huh? Using the Tonic Studios Delicate Daisy Die, I used my Big Shot to cut through the adhesive back portion of the Tear-ific Tape - NOT ALL THE WAY THROUGH!  We want to create a Glitter Inlay Technique!  You may have to play around with your own diecutting machine to find the right "sandwich layers" to only cut through the top portion.


Using a paper piercing tool, I removed the cut backing areas of the Tear-ific Tape gently to expose the adhesive below. It's super sticky stuff!  Once I had it all removed, I sprinkled on the 24kt Gold Microfine Glitter (oh so soft and suede like!) and burnished it into the adhesive well - being careful not to dislodge the remaining protective backing.  After I removed the excess glitter, I repeated the steps with the remaining backing, this time using Autumn Frost Glitter.


Here you can see the gorgeous background this creates. I just love this technique. I added a mat of metallic copper cardstock behind the panel and another mat of 24kt Gold Edged cardstock. This technique is simple - apply 1/4" Tear-ific Tape around the edge of your paper (right up to the edge!) Remove the backing and sprinkle on your Glitter (I used the 24kt Gold!) and burnish well. Super simple - but super effective!

Creating your Fox

I started my fox my stamping with Versamark Ink onto white cardstock (first rubbing the cardstock with my Anti-Static Bag!) then heat embossing with Black Detail Embossing Powder. Next, I applied my Nuvo Medium Glue Pen all over the fox's body and added Autumn Sparkle SparkleNSoft (aka flocking with glitter added!).  He was looking pretty foxy at this point, but I wanted the white parts to stand out even more, so I added a VERY thick layer of Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive onto the "white" areas, then sprinkled on the Twinkling Clouds SparkleNSoft. I set the little guy aside to dry and went to work on my sign.


The sign came to me as I was creating the background! I had used a woodgrain embossing folder to emboss a piece of Metallic Copper Cardstock - then I thought, "hey, a sign is a perfect way to do the sentiment!". So that's what I did. I grabbed a scrap piece of kraft colored cardstock and embossed with the same folder. Using the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Cosmic Brown, I slightly "distressed" the wood of the pole.

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Copper Peddler Embossing Powder (I think this is my new favorite color right now!).  Once I realize my little guy would be outside, I needed to add grass!  I used a Lawn Fawn die from my stash and cut some white cardstock. Then I watercolored the grass using the Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens in Spring Meadow and Autumn Woodland (I like to mix my colors on an acrylic block first as a paint palette, then paint with an Aquapainter pen!). I gave the little foxy's ears a wash with the pink color from the Spring Meadow collection and the sign a hint of color with the yellow. His nose was colored with the brown Aqua Flow Pen from the Autumn Collection.  I fussy cut out my fox and popped him up with some 3D foam tape.

All the layers were attached using 1/8" Tear-ific Tape.  Nuvo Crystal Drops in Dark Walnut were added to "nail" the sign to the card (haha) and a decorate mini staple attached the sign to it's pole.


As always, I hope you loved this card. I always have fun creating them.

Until next time,


Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Creative Knockouts - Challenge #229

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge #229!  Our theme this week is "In Stitches" and our sponsor is "Imagine That".  I was excited to create with this super cute stamp called "iChihuahua". How fun!

Here is what I created:

I hope to see you at the challenge! :)

Until next time,


Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Monday, 15 January 2018

Cross Canada Hop - Welcome 2018

Welcome to our January Blog Hop featuring artwork that welcomes in 2018, featuring new products from the Seasonal Inspirations 2018 catalog. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant (my website can be found HERE) to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

We have a small hop for here are all the blogs to follow! :)

Here is the card I created:

Close to My Heart Supply List: 

I just loved this little Stargazer set and figured it was a perfect way to "BLAST OFF" into the new year! :)  I stamped the images onto white cardstock and simply watercolored the images. I added a bit of Glitter Marker accents to the images for some sparkle.

I used the Confetti Stars embossing folder to add some texture to the canary cardstock. 

Guess where the pattern for this card came from? Our NEWEST how-to guide, Make it From Your Heart Volume 4!!!

Here is how I decorated the inside of the card and the outside of the envelope:

I am the last stop along the way! You can start at the beginning over on Michelle's Blog!
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle's Blog,, as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring projects that are inspired by love and friendships. So mark February 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

See ya next time! :)