Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Merry Penguin

My last Christmas card for 2017 (even though it will get sent out in 2018 since my 2017 cards are out!)  This one uses products from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

I just love that colorful penguin!  Isn't he adorable?  The Copics I used on this card are:

Penguin (from Penguins clear stamps):  C1, C3, C5, C7, YR12, YR14, R35, R37, Y23, Y26, Y13, Y15, B32, B34, YG61, YG63 and R20
Tree (from Holiday Trees & Ornaments clear stamps):  YG61, YG63, Y23, Y26, C1

All of the other scenery is from the Reindeer Dies.  I covered the Snowflakes with adhesive and Cool Diamond glitter and dabbed some Tea Dye Distress Ink on the trees and Broken China Distress ink on the snow.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Collection.  The patterned paper is from the 6x6 White Christmas paper.

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

Craftily yours,


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Background Challenge

It's time for a new Designer Challenge over at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  We were challenged to use the General Pop-ups die in our creation!  There's a $20 gift card available to win over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  All you have to do is answer a question on their blog!  The question this month is:

Be sure to check it out at their blog for your chance to win!

Here's what I did:

It's a 5"x7" mixed media canvas.  The steps I took to make this canvas:
1. I swiped on some Cobalt Teal and Light Yellow Green DecoArt Acrylic Paint throughout the background.
2. I cut a Circles Background die and then used it as a template and sponged Primary Cyan paint in random spots in the background.  In the below picture, you can see them in the corner.  I also put random swipes of Prussian Blue paint here and there.

3. I covered the whole background with DecoArt Mat Medium.

4. I die cut both of the dies from the Pair of Leaves 1 set with white soft-finish cardstock covered with adhesive.  Then I covered the leaves with Sea Glass Silk Microfine Glitter.

5. I stamped random sentiments onto a piece of pattern card stock from the Fly & Scrap paper. The sentiments are from the General Sentiments; Plant, Grow & Bloom; Summer Sentiments; and Fashionable Phrases Sets. I edged this panel with a little distress ink in Blueprint Sketch.

6.  I cut a Circles Die from the Fly & Scrap paper.  (It's the pink, blue and yellow circles in the background.)

7.  I stamped, colored and die cut the butterfly from the Bugs & Butterflies Clear Stamps and Coordinating Dies.  I sponged on some mat medium to the butterfly just to "grunge" it up a little.

8. I adhered the circles, leaves, some lace and the sentiment panel to the canvas with mat medium.

9.  I die cut an Entwined Circles with adhesive and applied Faded Denim Silk Microfine Glitter.  I adhered it over the sentiment panel with Mat Medium.

10.  Finally, I edged the entire thing with some Prussian Blue paint and added a few pearls to the Entwined Circles.

Thanks for sticking with me through this long post.  This was a fun one to make!  And thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Hoot Hoot - You're a Hoot

Hi Y'all!  Time for me to post over at Dare 2B Artzy!  I absolutely adore the Dare 2B Artzy stamps!  They are seriously so much fun to color!  Many of you know that I have two sons and two step-sons.  That's a whole-lotta-boy to create for!  Today, I made this card using the Dare 2B Artzy Hoot Hoot and Texture A stamps:

I love these owls.  They are so cute.  To make the card, I stamped one of the texture stamps and web embossed it with Ranger gold embossing powder.  I added some distress oxide inks in Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint and sprayed with a bit of water to blend.  I die-cut the background with Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles.  The owl is colored with Copic markers G40, G43, Y26, Y28, E41, and E42.

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Craftily yours,


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Baby, it IS cold outside! Time for a couple last-minute Christmas cards.  I can't believe Christmas is 12 days away. This FuN pop-up card is made with products from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

On top of the General Pop-Up Dies (which make pop-up cards amazing easy!), I used the Candy Land Clear Stamps and Coordinating Dies.  I used the White Christmas 6x6 paper collection.  I colored up the adorable images with Copics:  E31, E35, B000, B00, B02, G43, G46, R35, R37, R39.  

The flower were made by putting adhesive on soft-finish white cardstock and then covering them with Forest Green glitter.  I added some silver "prill-like" beads from Finnabair and a sentiment from the Christmas Collection.  The pop-ups are mounted on a Dotted Scallop Square (I cut the ends off, so only the top and bottom show the scallop.  The line stickers are called, Borders - Hearts and Flowers. Some lace and Nuvo drops finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Craftily yours,


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Troll Ellie for Christmas

It's my turn to provide a little inspiration for the Paper Nest Dolls December challenge!  I'm excited to be showing this fun Christmas card using one of my favorite Paper Nest Doll images, the Troll Ellie digital stamp:

Ok, ok - they're all my favorite!  I used the following Copics:

Skin:  E000, E01, E11
Hair:  YG11, YG13, YG25
Clothes:  C1, C3, B00, B02
Flower:  R35, R37, R37, G43, G46, Y23, Y26, Y28, E27

The paper is from the Dare 2B Artzy Holly Days collection, and I created those flowers using the Bunch of Flowers 1 dies, 4" Double-Sided Adhesive,  and True Red and Faded Denim glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Have you joined the challenge yet??!  Please do!  We love to see your beautiful creations!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Merry Penguin

Posting a card today using an adorable penguin from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  It's part of the aptly named Penguins Acrylic Clear stamps.

Simple yet sweet.  The penguin is colored with the Copic colors:  B000, B00, B02, C3, C5, C7, G40, G46, R56 and R59.  I used the Fitted and Stitched Fishtail Dies along with the Stitched Fishtail banners.  The paper is from the White Christmas 6x6 paper pack!

Thank you for stopping by!

Craftily yours,


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Z-Fold Pop-up Christmas

It's my day to post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I was inspired to create a z-fold card by my friend, Sharon, and I decided to add a pop-up into it.  Here's what I did:

 And here's a pic of the card when it's all folded up and the inside from an angle, so you can see the fun dimension.

Full instructions for the card can be found on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  My supplies list is below!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,



Monday, December 4, 2017

Messy Hair, Don't Care!

It's ALL-NEW challenge day at Paper Nest Dolls Challenges.  The challenges are anything goes.  While we love to see your Paper Nest Doll inspiration, it isn't required.  Join us!  I've been working a lot of Christmas cards and felt like I needed a break.  No better way to take a break from them than to color up Messy Hair Ellie!

I love her long messy hair and her funky outfit.  The colors I chose to color her with are Copics:

Hair:  E23, E25, E27
Skin:  E000, E01, E11, BV00
Clothes:  YG11, YG13, B32, B34, RV63, RV66

The paper is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs, called Fly & Scrap.  I love the funky feel of the paper and thought it was perfect for this doll!  The dies I used from Elizabeth Craft Designs are:  Entwined Hearts, Stitched Circles, Bunch of Flowers 1, and Celebration Flags.

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

Craftily yours,


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Spirit of the Season

There's a new challenge at Dare 2B Artzy - Spirit of the Season. Show us your holiday creations!  Here's what I made using the Tea 4 Two stamp collection and Holly Days paper along with a sentiment from the Penguin Fun stamps. 

I love the funky feel.  The tea pot and cup are colored with Copic YG11, YG13, YG25, B00, B02, B05, R35, R37, R39, C1 and C3.  I fussy cut them out.  To cut out the handles I just snipped and "glued" it back together.  The Dotted Scallop square and flowers (and glitter) are available at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  

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

Craftily yours,