Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy Birthday, Boy

It's Karen Day over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog!  Yay!  :)

Happy Friday!  Today, I'm sharing a card I made for the son of one of my friends.  Boy cards are tough for me, but I think the combination of the Color of Puppies, Boy paper along with the Zoo Babies stamps was perfect. Here's what I did:



The full instructions can be found on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Other items: Colored cardstock, Copic markers, Twine, Sequins, Black ink

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Let It Go, Artzy Style

Today, I am posting a card over at Dare 2B Artzy that was SO much FuN to make.   I'm going through a bit of personal issues here lately and decided to make a card just for me.  I'm going to keep this card on my desk...



Isn't it pretty?  And the reminder to "Let it go" will be good for me.  The flower and sentiment are from the Dare 2B Artzy, Let It Go Stampset and are stamped with Totally Black ink (great for Copic or watercolor techniques).  To create this card, I smeared distress oxide inks in Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Iced Spruce onto my craft mat, added some water, and ran the watercolor cardstock through.  Then I put Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint on my craft mat and watercolored in the flower and leaves.  I took what was left on my craft sheet and flicked the paintbrush to get some splatters.  I also added some polka dots to the flower with a Kiririna Wink pen.  To embellish, I framed it on teal cardstock with a pink border die cut (with small pearls) and added some washi tape.
Here's a close-up of that pretty flower:

Also, have you "liked" us on Facebook yet?!  You should!  There's all kinds of beautiful inspiration.  Be sure to also check out all D2BA's products here!
Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,
Karen

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CAS Challenge

Today is Designer Challenge Day over at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The FuN challenge this month for us was to create three similar CAS cards.  CAS is TOUGH, but I rose to the challenge.  Here's what I did:


I am moving soon, so these will be perfect to express gratitude to those who help :)  I used bunches of Copics to color those FuN houses.  They are:

Purple House:
V22, V25, V15, V17, E33, E35, C1, C3, RV52, RV55, G40, G43, G46

Orange House:
Y26, Y28, YG61, YG65, YR12, YR15, G40, G43, G46, C1, C3, E33, E35

Blue House:
B32, B34, BG01, BG02, E33, E35, C1, C3

I die cut Scallop Dotted Circles from ECD Thinking About - Rio de Janeiro paper, die cut white circles and stamped the sentiment, and splattered the background with Distress Oxide ink.

My full supplies list is below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Supplies from my Stash Used:
Copic Markers
Distress Oxide Ink
Black Ink
Diamond Dots

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Wreath

Christmas Card Challenges has a new (and optional) challenge this week.  This week's challenge is inspired by a pretty wreath:



I used a new-to-me image from an Etsy Store, called Crafts and Me.  Here's what I did:



She's gorgeous, and I love the way she turned out.  Since the image was so detailed, I kept the rest of the card pretty simple.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you join us in the challenge!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Emma with Anchor

It's my day for an inspiration post over at Paper Nest Dolls!  It's summer-fun time, so I decided to create a summer / water sports inspired card:



So sweet, this doll with her anchor, aptly named, Emma with Anchor.  I colored her with the following Copics:

Skin:  E000, E01, E11, R21, BV20
Hair:  E21, E23, E25
Clothes:  Y13, Y15, Y18, R24, R27, R29, BG72, BG75, BG78
Anchor:  C1, C3, C5

The background is created with Distress Oxide inks.  (LoVe them!)  The frame around the image is created with Elizabeth Craft Designs Fitted and Dotted Scallop Oval dies.  And I added a sentiment from the General Sentiments set from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  It is framed with Stitched Circle die (also from Elizabeth Craft Designs).  I also added some lace, ribbon and enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Flower and a Hug

LoVe the pretty flowers in the Flower Power stamps from from Elizabeth Craft Designs!  Here's what I made:


The flower is colored with Copic markers:  R81, R83, R85, R22, R24, and R27 and is centered with pink prills.  I super LoVe the ModaScrap Lace Heart die also from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I splattered some Worn Lipstick distress oxide ink in the background.  The "tape" used on this card is the tape used to tie together pieces of drywall in construction.  I think it adds some cool texture here!  And I added some diamond dots, lace and ribbon along with a sentiment.

The full supplies list is below.  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen




Other –
Copic Markers, Drywall Tape, Lace, Ribbon, Black Ink, Distress Oxide Ink, Prills

Monday, June 12, 2017

Tiddly Inks Design Team Call & Challenge

Hi Y'all!  Tiddly Inks is having a Design Team Call....and well, I just have to throw in my hat.  I get so inspired being on a team and have really LoVeD all the teams for which I've been lucky enough to serve.  I love to color adorable images.  Tiddly Inks has adorable images.  Perfect fit, huh?!  :)

My first submission uses the Nice 2 C U image:


The paper I used is from Lawn Fawn, and the dies are all from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I colored this adorable image with the following Copic markers:

Caterpillars:  R81, R83, R85, BV11, BV13
Plants:  YG00, YG03, YG06, BG01, BG70, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Sky/Grass:  B00, B000, G40, G43

My next creation uses one of my absolute FAVE Tiddly Inks images, Molly.  Molly and her beautiful hair comes in variations for birthdays, holidays and more.  Here's what I created:


The paper and dies I used on this card are from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  This sweet lil lady is colored with the following Copic markers:
Hair:  E21, E23, E25
Face:  R20, BV00, E000, E01, E11
Dress:  BG72, BG75, BG78, R63, R66, BG53, BG57, YG03, YG06, C1, E31, E33

I am submitting this second card to the current Tiddly Inks Challenge as well.  It's all about Rectangles and can be found - here.  Lots of rectangles used :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Feathered Friends Thank You

I'm always in need of "thank you" cards.  I had so much FuN creating this one with products from Elizabeth Craft Designs!  Here's what I made:


That sweet bird is from the Feathered Friends stamp set.  It is colored with Copic markers R56, R56, R20, R22, Y21, Y23, Y26, YR14.  The tree limb and leaves are colored with E33, E35, G40, YG61, and YG63.  

The paper is from Heartfelt Creations, and I embellished the card with some Jasmine flower die cuts from ECD as well as a wheat leave die cut from ECD.  

The full supplies list is below.  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs -
Feathered Friends Stamps
General Sentiments Stamps
Leafy Branch 6, Wheat, Die
Garden Notes, Jasmine Dies
Soft Finish Cardstock, White 100lb
Clear Double Sided Adhesive - Tape 6mm
Other –
Patterned Paper, Heartfelt Creations
Copic Markers
Pop Tape
Black ink
Lace
Pearls

Monday, June 5, 2017

Dreamcatcher

There's a new challenge post over at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog.  Anything goes - all you have to do is show up and be crafty!  What could be easier!  I used the Avery with Dreamcatcher digital stamp to create this:


I used the following Copics:

Clothes:  Y13, Y15, Y18, R81, R83, B93, B95
Hair:  E31, E33, E35
Skin:  E000, E00, R21, BV00
Dreamcatcher:  E33, C1, R81, BG72, BG75

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Summer FuN Challenge

There's a new challenge at Dare 2B Artzy. This month, it was all about summer!  Join us.

Summer is all about being outside, having fun and doing our best to keep cool.  One of the ways that my family loves to keep cool is going to the lake!  Today's card is a nod to that using the Dare 2B Artzy Restore the Soul stamps.




I used Copic markers to color those adorable ducks:  YG03, YG06, G12, G14, YR14, YR61, YR65, Y00, Y02, Y15, Y18, BG72, BG75.  I sure LoVe coloring these fun detailed images!  The background paper is part of the In Bloom Paper Collection.  

I dressed up my card with a Cattail die cut and some pearls and flowers.

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

Craftily yours,

Karen

Silver and Red

Christmas Card Challenges has a new (and optional) challenge this week.  This week's challenge is inspired by this:


I loved the silver and red!  So pretty!  So I created this:


The image is from Paper Nest Dolls; sentiment from Tim Holtz.  LoVe her!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you join us in the challenge!  No time like the present to get a start on those FuN Christmas Cards!

Craftily yours,

Karen