Thursday, October 12, 2017

Merry Christmas - Square Style

Today is my day at the Dare 2B Artzy blog!  I'm featuring a Christmas card today using stamps that normally would not say "Christmas" - but they did to me, so why not?!?  The set is from the Totally Tracy line at Dare 2B Artzy - called Be There or Be Square.


I used Copic markers YG61 and YG63 for the leaves, colored the flowers with R24, R27 and R29 and filled in the background with B00.  The flower square was stamped twice, and I fussy cut three of the flowers in one square to use as embellishments.  The sentiment is from the Penguin Fun stamps, and the paper is from the Holly Days Paper Collection.  

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Letters to the North Pole

I've got a card over at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog today that shows this fun Christmas card using the Letters to North Pole Digital Stamp:



Seriously so much fun to color!  I used the following Copics:

Skin:  E000, E01, E11, BV20
Hair:  E23, E25, E27
Clothes and Penguin:  R81, R83, R85, B12, B14, B16, C1, C3, C5, YR14
Birdy:  Y15, Y18,
Mailbox:  C1, C3, C5, E31, E33, R27, R29, Y15, Y18

The paper is from Dare 2B Artzy, and I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies - Stitched Rectangles.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Monday, October 9, 2017

Christmas Apron

A couple weeks ago, Elizabeth Craft Designs did a Winter Sweater blog hop.  That got me to thinking about what other dies I could stamp on....so I gave the ECD apron a try:


Fun, huh?  Makes me wonder what other dies I can stamp on?!?  I'll be trying some things for sure. The paper is, I believe, from Echo Park.  The rest of my supplies are below.

Thank you for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Purple and Silver Ornaments

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges!  This challenge is a great way to be inspired to always make sure you're not doing Christmas cards at the very last minute!  Here's the always optional challenge:


I used Heartfelt Creations paper and the Elizabeth Craft Designs Winter Sweater Die to create this:



So FuN!  LoVe this die.  Thanks for stopping by today!  Now, get to making your Christmas cards and JOIN us!  :)

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Just Chillin

I'm excited that it's KAREN day over at Elizabeth Craft Designs  :)    I used the adorable Snowman & Gifts clear stamps along with the coordinating dies to make this:


Sweet!  The paper is from the Color of Puppies Boy line.  It's a great set for a lot of different projects including this winter-inspired card :)  My blog post at Elizabeth Craft Designs has a full tutorial and all of the Copic markers I used.  Check it out - here.

Thank you for stopping by!  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Monday, October 2, 2017

Avery with Pumpkin

It's challenge time at Paper Nest Dolls Challenges.   For my inspiration card for the challenge, I used the digital stamp, Avery with Pumpkin.


I love her long wavy hair.  The paper and dies are all from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The colors I chose to color her with are Copics:

Hair:  E23, E25, E27
Skin:  E000, E01, E11
Clothes:  G12, G14, G16, W0, W2, C3, C5
Pumpkin:  YR12, YR14, YR16, G84


Thanks for stopping by today!  And be sure to join the challenge for your chance at winning a fantastic prize!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Artzy Fall Challenge

There's a new challenge at Dare 2B Artzy - Fall Colors. Show us your oranges, reds, browns, greens, etc!  Who's ready for Fall?!?  I AM!

I used a stamp from the Totally Tracy line in my creation - Shaken Not Stirred.  I also used an older stamp on Dare 2B Artzy, called Texture


The background is made with Distress Oxide inks in Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Fossilized Amber.  The corners were stamped with the Fired Brick.  I wet-embossed the "Cheers" sentiment with black on vellum.  The drinks are colored with C1, YG61 and YG63!  I finished off the card with some twine, lace and sequins.

Thanks for stopping by....and do join our challenge!

Craftily yours,

Karen