Saturday, 15 December 2018

Just For Fun - Quick Christmas Card

Hello friends!

Eek!  It's the middle of December already?  Where did the time fly by!!! I hope you have all your Christmas Cards done! :D  If not, here is one more to inspire you.

I have a quick Christmas Card to share with you!

I was just playing with the bits and pieces in my stash, and it was nice just to create something for fun! I hope you are getting your cards all done up!

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Friday, 14 December 2018

Violets for You Surprise Card

Hi crafty friends!  Happy Friday!

It's December reveal time at SparkleNSprinkle and today's card features the beautiful new stamp set, Violets for You! Now what do you think the surprise can be?

First, I'll share with you the SNS Supplies I used to create this beautiful handmade card:

Have you been in suspense long enough? Here's the's a pop up card!

I broke down the creation of this card into 3 basic steps. 

Step 1 - Stamp & Color

Stamp the images using Versafine ink, then color using a mix of Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens & Nuvo Marker Pens.  You can make the all shiny and pretty using Shamrock Glitter (on the leaves) and Hyacinth glitter on the blooms. Once you are done with glitter, fussy cut out all your images.  

Step 2 - Fold & Score the Base

Take a piece of light brown cardstock, approx 6'x11' and score it at 5.5". Then score on either side of center at 4.5", 5", 6" and 6.5", creating an accordion center. 

Step 3 - Assemble and Embellish

On the inside of the card, use Tear-ific Tape to adhere you Violet pots wherever you want them to stand. Stamp your seniment with Versamark and emboss with Venus Violet embossing powder.
For the front, add simple layers using cardstock, the Craft Perfect Hail Storm Paper and the Kaisercraft Memory Land Paper Pack. Finally, embellish with the Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops.

Who would you cheer up with this beautiful card?  Thanks for stopping by today. I hope this card brought some inspiration and happiness into your day!
See you again soon!


Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Cheapo Dies Blooming Cherry Blossom

Hello crafty friends!

Today I am working with the "Blooming Cherry Blossom Die".  Haven't I been using lots of branch styled dies lately? oops.....hehe

Cheapo Dies - Blooming Cherry Blossom

Here is the  handmade card I created:

I did two cuts to make this card - the first was using a piece of Kaisercraft Patterned paper and second was some pretty glitter paper!  Yes...these dies cut super clean even through thick glitter paper!!!!

Now, if you want to see what else is available for dies, you can check it out here:

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


Friday, 7 December 2018

Big Birthday Wish

Hello crafty friends!

I have a brand new SparkleNSprinkle December reveal card for you today! I decided to mash an old favorite with the new release - that fave is the Dahlia Rubber Stamp Set. I love the big, bold flowers with the beautiful scripted words in the new release "A Big Birthday Wish". I can see a whole bunch of handmade cards being created with this set.  The card I created for you today is a standard A2 (4.25"x5.5") card. 

Supply List:

Big Birthday Wish Rubber Stamp Set #931

Black Detail Embossing Powder EP171

Dahlia Rubber Stamp Set #500

Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens - Assorted Sets

Super Thick White Embossing Powder EP355

Versamark Ink VM001

Nuvo Crystal Drops - Copper Penny 654N

1/4" Tear-ific Tape SAT01

Bronze Rose Embossing Powder 335

I also used black and white cardstock from my stash.

Step 1 - Create the Background

The background was created using the same "ink smooshing" techniques in a few of my past posts, such as this one HERE.  Once I was happy with the colors, I trimmed down the cardstock to size and sprinkled on some Extra Thick White Embossing powder for texture (heat set from the under side). I used black cardstock to mat the background. 

Step 2 - Sentiment

I used Versamark Ink to stamp the sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock and embossed with Bronze Rose Embossing Powder. I love the shimmer to this power - so pretty! It's a cosmic powder, so you can simply wipe any "halo" it leaves off with a swiffer cloth (or something similar). I used the same random sprinkling technique with the Super Thick White Embossing powder on this piece as well.  The sentiment as adhered to a piece of black cardstock with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape. 

I wanted to tie in the sentiment to the background a little bit, so I let a large drop of ink from the Aqua Flow Pen drip into the corner. I think this gave the handmade card an almost "gothic" feel!

 Step 3 - Put it Together and Embellish!

I adhered the sentiment to the card with the 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and added a few drops of Copper Penny Crystal Drops to embellish. I can never be without Crystal Drops on a card these days. I love them!

Such a bold card - I really loved how the background stood out on this handmade card. I'm so glad you stopped by today!  I really enjoy reading your comments - so feel free to say hello!  See you really soon.


Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Christmas Delight with Creative Knockouts

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge 275!  Our theme this week is  "Christmas Delight" and our sponsor is Di's Digi Stamps.

I don't have anything current from Di's, so I'm sharing a card from a collection of "To My Wife" Christmas Cards that I've been busy working on!

Here is the handmade card I created:

I used a pretty sparkly embossing powder on the tree (the stamp is a retired set from CTMH).   A little blingy sparkle top was added along with glittery Ruby Slippers Glitter Drops! A Christmas Delight for sure! :D

I hope to see you at the challenge! :)

Until next time,


Butterfly Corner with Cheapo Dies

Happy Wednesday! 

WOW!  Do I ever have a busy day on the blog today!!!  Here is my second post of the day.

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

Today I am featuring the "Butterfly Corner" Die 

Cheapo Dies - Butterfly Corner

 I took a quick step away from Christmas cards and made a very cute princess card.
Here is the handmade card that I created:

I die cut 2 pieces of paper and used one in full, the other I cut apart and added to the top of the sentiment piece. I love how it turned out! 

 If you're not familiar with Cheapo Dies, 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!


Scrapy Land Challenge #103

Hello friends!

Welcome to Scrapy Land {Challenge #103}!  I'm very excited to share my project with you.  For this project, I used a Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia Die to create my flowers!  You could use the Impression Obsession Poinsettia Set LARGE to create the same flowers. 

Impression Obsession Dies - Poinsettia Set Large

Here are a few more close ups of my handmade card:

I used a few different paper packs - CuteNCrafty Mommy Shabby Christmas Digi Paper, Bo Bunny's "Christmas in the Village" and Prima's "Santa Baby".  Of course I had to add a little sparkle to the flowers and some delicate lace trim.

A Little About our Challenge

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!

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #293

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

I actually created 2 versions for this week's challenge!

I love the little sparkly red nose I added to the deer!

I hope you will come and play along with us!

See you next time!


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Monday, 3 December 2018

Cute N Crafty Challenge #15 - Anything Goes!

Hello friends!

It's time for a new challenge at Cute N Crafty Challenge! We welcome any project using an image from any artist. Our theme is.....Anything Goes!

We welcome any card using an image from any artist.
 Optional using a CuteNCraftyMommy image.

If using one of the CuteNCrafty Mommy images, you will get put in for an additional PRIZE digi from the store!

Our Prize is Sponsored by the amazing Polkadoodles!

Here is what I created with the Forest Friends Set:

Forest Friends - Winnie Angel digital stamp download

I hope you will play along! :)

See ya soon!

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Saturday, 1 December 2018

Ribbon Candy Ornaments

Hello friends!  Happy December!!! I'm so excited to present my first Rinea project for the month - Ribbon Candy Ornaments!!

I loved ribbon candy as a child! I have many memories of going to my grandma's house and sneaking the ribbon candy. I have recently found it at a local store, so I am excite to share my love with my children!  I loved the idea of making ribbon candy ornaments to bring happy memories to my holiday tree!
They are really simple to make too - all you need is some Rinea Foiled Paper in your fave color (I used my fave - Jade Glossy Foiled Paper and the Jade Starstruck Foiled Paper), hat pins and pretty beads!!

I cut my strips into 1.5" and 2.0" pieces (I did use the 6x12" Crafters Pack for these). All you have to do is push your pin through one end, add a bead, and fold it back over again....repeating until you are out of paper!! I added a stopper bead at the bottom of the hat pin and some thin wire to hang them!



Look at all the different sizes and shapes I made!  There were a couple that I did two strips and alternated the the pieces. So much fun!
So now you have a fun snowy day project to do with your kids!  Plan some snowy day fun with Rinea Foiled Papers!!
See you again soon!

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Cheapo Dies - Branches & Gingerbread Men

Hello crafty friends!

For today's card, I am showcasing a Cheapo Dies product! I used the Branches Die.  I thought this one was more geared towards fall cards, but I was determined to create something CHRISTMAS!

Cheapo Dies - Branches

Here is Handmade Card I created for you today:

I had this cute little Lawn Fawn stamp set in my stash that I have not had a chance to use yet, so I thought I would make little gingerbread men like ornaments in the branches!!!  One fell off and broke his little cookie foot off! Hence, the oh, snap! haha - I think it turned out ok!!!

I hope you enjoy this card!  The season is passing quickly - take time to enjoy it!!! Give the gift of handmade this year :)