Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Designer Challenge - Spooktacular Creations

It's time for a new Designer Challenge over at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  This month is about Spooktacular Creations!  There's a $20 gift card available to win over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  All you have to do is answer the question (there) - What are some of your favorite products to choose when creating spooky scenes for Halloween?

For both of my cards today, I used the new Halloween stamps.  On this first card, I dug out a piece of G45 paper:



These fun images are die cut with the coordinating dies and colored with Copics:

Jack-O-Lantern:  YR24, YR27, Y16, Y19, G82, G85, B93
Franken-Boy:  E000, E01, E11, BV20, BG72, BG75, C1, B93, B95, G82, G85, C3, R4
Spiders:  C3, YR24
Edging on all:  E42

For my second card, I used the Thinking About...Rio de Janeiro paper:


The images here are colored with the Cool Greys, Warm Greys...and V25.  I used the Circle Background die, and cut the purple strip with a Stitched Fishtail Banners die (just cut off the ends).

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Monday, September 18, 2017

Little Christmas Reindeer

I'm excited to be guest designing for Gerda Steiner Designs today using the new Little Christmas Reindeer stamps.  This little sweetie is SO cute!

Here's what I did:


I wanted to do non-traditional colors, and I just LoVe him in the blues and purples.  The Copic colors I used were:

Reindeer:  E41, E42, E43, E44
Decor:  BV00, BV02, BG53, BG57, Y26, Y28 (and I added some gold dots and white flicks with Kirina Wink Markers)
Birdies:  B12, B14, YR14, C1, C3

The sentiment comes in three different sections.  I LoVe the versatility of being able to stamp them any which way I want!  Those little birdies are also part of the set.  I fussy cut them out. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,



Karen

Sunday, September 17, 2017

I Melt for You

Christmas is just a little over three months away!  That's crazy, huh?!  I'm in the mood for it and have made this FuN holiday card using the Snowman & Gifts Clear Stamps along with the coordinating diesfrom Elizabeth Craft Designs:


I loved the idea of the snowflake swirling between the two snowmen.  They are one stamp and cut perfectly with the coordinating dies.  They are attached at the nose, so I just snipped them apart to put on either side of the slider.  Els does a great "how-to-video" on using the Sliders and Spinners dies. Here's a little video of the slider in action.




Sorry it's a little dark, but I think it does show the swirling snowflake well.  The images are colored with Copic Markers:  E33, R24, R27, G43, G46, Y26, Y28, C1 and C3.  The slider panel is die cut with the Stitched Circles Dies.  The paper is from the Thinking about - Rio De Janeiro 12 x 12 collection.  The white paper is the 100lb soft-finish cardstock.  I added some green Nuvo drops in the corner.

Thanks for stopping by today.  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Supplies from my stash:  Green Nuvo Drops, Black ink (Dare 2B Artzy) and Copic markers




Thursday, September 14, 2017

Christmas Poinsettia

I'm posting a card today over at Dare 2B Artzy!  I love Christmas!  Love making Christmas Cards.  Using the Poinsettia Tangle Stamps and Poinsettia Dies make it easy and FuN!

Here's what I made:



That flower is so much fun to color.  I used Y15, Y18, B12, B14, B16, R81, R83, and R85!  I cut the sentiment with a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs called, Stitched Fishtail Banners.  I popped up the center portion.  Here's a close-up: 


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, September 12, 2017

Avery with Snowman

Ready for Christmas??!  Yeah, me either...but we've got just a few months to get those Christmas cards done.  Today, I've got a card over at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog with a Christmas creation using the that shows this fun Christmas card using the Avery with Snowman Digital Stamp:



Isn't she pretty!  <3  I used the following Copics:

Skin:  E000, E01, E11
Hair:  E21, E23, E25
Clothes and Snowman:  BG53, BG57, BG72, BG75, V22, V25, C1, C3, C5, YR16, Y26, Y28

The paper is from Heartfelt Creations, and I used Fitted and Stitched Circles Dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Monday, September 11, 2017

Birthday Butterflies

It's my birthday month.  Elizabeth Craft Designs has released some BRAND new stamps, I think, for my birthday!  They are absolutely fun, like the Bugs and Butterflies Clear Stamps I used to make this card:



They are just lovely, yes?  The butterlies are colored with BG72, BG75, BG78, R81, R83, R85. I got the sentiment from the General Sentiments set.  I use this set so much!  I cut it with the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  The paper is also from Elizabeth Craft Designs, called Butterfly Dream.  I used the 6x6 size.  To add some fancy, I splashed a little Tattered Lace Ink on the background after masking hte butterflies....and added a touch of lace :)

Thanks for stopping by today.  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Supplies from my stash:  Lace, Tattered Lace Ink, pink card stock, black ink (Dare 2B Artzy), Copic markers




Sunday, September 10, 2017

Christmas Cookies

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 the Paper Nest Dolls Mrs Claus digital image to create this:



The paper is from Heartfelt Creations. I colored her with these Copics:

Skin:  E000, E01, E11, BV00
Hair:  E31, E33, E35
Clothes:  BG72, BG75, BG53, BG57, V20, V22, W0, W2, W3, W5, YG61, YG63
Shoes, Cookies and Dishes:  E31, E35, C1, C3
 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Holiday Cheer

Elizabeth Craft Designs has some brand new stamps....like the ones I used to make this FuN holiday card.  



From the newer sets, I used Holiday Trees & Ornaments and Penguins.  I grabbed the deer from the Birch Forest set.  Aren't they "deer"??!  All of the instructions and Copics I used for this card are on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today!  Go see!

Thanks for stopping by today.  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen


Monday, September 4, 2017

Princess Rose

It's time for an ALL-NEW challenge over at Paper Nest Dolls Challenges.   For my inspiration card for the challenge, I used the digital stamp, Princess Rose.


The paper is from an old CTMH paper kit.  Loved the grays in the background with her pretty yellow dress.  The colors I chose to color her with are Copics:

Hair:  E21, E23, E25
Skin:  E000, E01, E11, R20, BV20
Dress:  Y000, Y00, Y02, Y13, Y15, Y18, Y19
Flower:  G12, G14, V20, V22, V25

I looooooved coloring her dress!  The "thanks" die is from Elizabeth Craft Designs; can be found here.  The scallop die is from Spellbinders.

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

Craftily yours,

Karen