Friday, 20 July 2018

When Black Cats Prowl

Hello crafty friends!

I don't know about you, but I just LOVE making Halloween cards!  Granted, they don't get sent out as often as I SHOULD send them, but I really love making them! I think it's the colors I love the best. I especially love vintage themed ANYTHING, so when I saw the "When Black Cats Prowl" Stamp Set from SparkleNSprinkle,  I KNEW I had to work with it!  I also snuck in some of my fave vintage Halloween papers for the background!

As always, here's my SNS Supply List:

Ok! Let's get crafting!  First, I started by stamping my images onto cardstock using Versamark Ink and embossing with Black Detail Embossing Powder. To color the image, I did a "smooshing" technique - I added my Nuvo Aqua Flow Pen ink to an acrylic block, swirled it around a bit and placed my stamped image over it, making the random color patterns!  So easy and fun - plus no two cards will be the same!  I added a bit of Orange Blush Nuvo Embellishement Mousse around the edges of my papers and images too.


The bat was stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with some pretty cool embossing powder called "Stickum Powder". Once you heat set it, it becomes sticky - so you can apply glitter to it!  I added the Black Suede glitter to the bat.  A bit of Black Ash Embellishment Mousse was rubbed onto the edges of the bat. All the images were just fussy cut out - no fancy machines required! Just your good old fashioned scissors. 


The sentiment was stamped using Versamark Ink and embossed with Tangy Tangerine Embossing Powder! All of my layers were attached with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape.  The finishing touch? Ebony Black Crystal Drops!!!


I hope you enjoyed this card - I sure had a blast creating it! :)  See you again real soon!

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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Creative Knockouts Challenge #255

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge #255!  Our theme this week is  "Use a Tag" and our sponsor is the amazing A Day for Daisies.  I chose to work with a stamp set called "Dandelions in a Mason Jar".

Dandelions In A Mason Jar

Here is what I created:

I watercolored the image using Nuvo Aqua Flow pens. The tag & twine came from a package of Prima Flowers I had sitting on my desk

I hope to see you at the challenge! :)

Until next time,

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Scrapy Land Challenge #94

Hello friends!

Welcome to Scrapy Land {Challenge #93}!

I used the following dies:

Spellbinders Scalloped Edge Circle dies
(You could use this similar die- Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Circle Stackables)

Lawn Fawn - Fancy Scalloped Circle Stackables

Precious Marieke - Spring Flowers Oval Label

Precious Marieke - Dies - Early Spring - Spring Flowers Oval Label

Tutti Designs - Cross Stitch Nesting Circles
Tutti Designs - Cross Stitch Nesting Circles

This just stuck me as a happy card :) The flowers came from 49andMarket (sooo pretty).

A little about the Scrapy Land 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.  Did you know Scrapy Land carries over 55 brands of dies? Chances are you have a few of the brands in your stash!  

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.)

I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge.

Good luck!

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Splicoast Stampers #706

Hello cardmaking lovlies!

It's time for this week's Splitcoast Stampers Card Sketch 706!

Each week, there is a brand new sketch out to play along with - interpret it however you would like and play along. 

This week's sketch was designed by Carey Payette:


Here is what I created:

I hope you enjoy this card and will head on over to Splitcoast to play along! :)

Have a great day!


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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #273

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 hope you will come and play along with us!

See you next time!


Sunday, 15 July 2018

Ninabrook Card Reveal - July 2018

Hello crafty folks!

I'm soooo excited to share with you my "Christmas in July" cards for this month!  I sure enjoyed working with the Merry & Bright Bundle of products! 

The extra supplies I used in addition to the bundle were:
From my stash: Red Pull Ribbon, black & red ink, holiday greeting sentiment stamps & some red cardstock

Other than that, I just focused on using the items in the awesome bundle! I have TONS of leftovers to make more than these five cards too - you will easily be able to create a ton of HOMEMADE Christmas & Holiday cards!!!!

Here are the cards I designed:

You are just going to love the products - from the tin pins, to the tags and the fun stickers!  Lots of Christmas time fun to be had. I can't wait to share with you again!  Until next time, stay CRAFTY!

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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Christmas In July - Southern Ridge Trading Company

Hello friends!

I have a brand new card to share with you this month for Southern Ridge Trading Company!  Of course I tried to keep with my "Christmas in July" theme - here is what I created:

Let me share how I made it!  These are the Southern Ridge products I used on this card:

Pine Branches - (not current but you could use either Bare Branches or Pine Branch)

Ok!  Let's get crafting! :)

I covered my dual branch in green Glitter Accents using a palette knife and heat embossed the other branch with a dark green embossing powder, Magic Speckle Embossing Powder and Stampendous Embossing Ink.  I love that Magic Speckle adds a Pearlescent look to the piece!

My sweet little deer was embossed with Stampendous Embossing Ink, White Detail Embossing Powder and Magic Speckle Embossing Powder. I like to add multiple layers to my chipboard pieces to ensure there is full coverage of the piece! I also colored a tiny bit on her horns using a Gold Glitter Marker.

I used a really cool background paper that looks like a book cover! To make "snow" I used the Nuvo Glimmer Paste and just smeared it on with a palette knife. 

I also used the "snow" on my sentiment!

I hope you enjoy this sweet little Christmas Card!  I had a lot of fun making it - playing with "snow" in +30 weather seems much more fun than -30! LOL

Here are a few more pictures of my card:


I also used the following supplies:
- White Cardstock
- Green Cardstock
- SparkleNSprinkle Brushable Glue
- SparkleNSprinkle Dimensional Glue
- Foam Squares

See you again really soon!

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Thursday, 12 July 2018

Unicorn Party Part Deux!

Hello crafty friends!

I'm so excited to share with you another Unicorn Party card for SparkleNSprinkle!  This one is a 6x6 square card.  I think my favorite part of the card is the glittered balloons! I'm also working on practicing my coloring skills - I think I'm improving!

Here is my SNS Supply List:
Venus Violet Embossing Powder EP379

I started by printing out my digis using Microsoft Word. I love that you can resize and combine the images to create the one you want!  Next, I colored using my Nuvo Marker Pen Collections! I really need to work on writing down the colors I'm using - maybe I can create a cute little printable for that!!!  I used my Medium Nuvo Glue Pen to adhere 3 colors of glitter to my balloons - Pink Fizz, Tangerine and Caspia Sea!  I also added Cloud Nine Glitter to my Unicorn's face and body!!  Using the same Nuvo Glue Pen, I also added Ice Embossing Powder to my clouds and head set.



For my background, I added a piece of 3/4" Tear-ific Tape and adhered the Caspia Sea Glitter to it. The sentiment came from the Zendoodle Rainbow Stamp Set (same as from my previous unicorn card!).  I stamped it with Versamark Ink and embossed with Venus Violet Embossing Powder. Finally, some paper flowers and lace were added for embellishment along with Antique Rose Crystal Drops!  All the layers were adhered with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape.


Folks are just LOVING this stamp set - and you can get it on sale for the next couple of days only!  SOOOOO...head on over to the website and pick it up HERE!
Happy Thursday!

See you again soon.

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