Thursday, November 28, 2019

Meowy Christmas

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: tape it up, and the
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Anything goes, showcasing Penny Black Products.

For my card Iused the Penny Black set called Gather round, stamped the cat with My Favorite Things Extreme Black ink and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.
Then I had the Scan n Cut cut it out, but it chopped off the whiskers. I tried to restamp them on the cardbase, but it looked so weird, I  thought it's better to not have whiskers on the leftside.
Mounted the image with foamtape.

On the cardbase I applied two strips on washitape for the tape it up portion and also

for the sentiment. I didn't feel the sentiments in the stampsets suited me.
Stuck the cat on top and applied a little Nuvo Shimmer pen on the berries.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.
For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

24 weeks of Christmas cards #21 CC Designs Christmas Together

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Simon Says Recycle


The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: recycle. Last year I used an old shop bought Christmas card to make my recycled project, so I had to think of something else,of course.

For my card I used and old bubble envelope from SSS actually, to stamp the background through a stencil. I've used Versamark and then Wow Fool's gold embossing powder. Ilike the distressed look.
then I diecut the red tissue paper with the same circle as Iused for the stencil and then I ripped it up. This tissue paper came with an online order of stamps, it's so pretty and glittery had to reuse it!. the wooden Santa was on a gift I got  and well it's too nice to be trash.I mean someone might have carved it or painted it!

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp (Tiny words Christmas) and I've used red Crimson Versafine ink.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.

AAA Cards Challenge #154: Made in Minutes + Inkblending, with video

This  fortnight our  sponsor is Uniko.
Our challenge is: Made in Minutes with the optional twist of Inkblending.
This card took me less than 13 minutes, you can see it in the video it really didn't take long. According to our blog, you're allowed to plan your card and gather your supplies. Then see if you can create it in minutes - under 15 would be great, but no more than 30.

For my card I used the  Marianne Design Collectables col1409 to make a polar bear. I actually had one left in my bowl of pre-made/cut/coloured things, but I wanted to put it together on camera as it's a really quick process, once you've diecut everything.

Then I've used a piece of scrap with a circle cut out and placed in on my cardbase. I've used Distress Oxides Broken China and Chipped Sapphire for my circle, I did start with Tumbled Glass, but the colours blended as I use the same mini blending tool. That's OK I like it better with the Chipped Saphhire in the centre, so happy accident.

For the sentiment I've used Uniko's set called Simply said blocks Christmas, there's a few different sets, for different occasions. To  stamp it I've used Versafine Clair Nocturn ink.
adhered the polar bear on the circle and I used double sided tape on the back before diecutting, it's like a big sticker.
A few glittery enamel dots to finish the card.
Later I thought, white ink as snow inside the circle would have been nice, maybe next time lol.

For more information, more DT examples or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Rudy with candycane





The Less is More Challenge this week is a sketch  to use only one of the triangles in said sketch.

I masked  a triangle on the cardbase and applied Distress inks with a finger dauber to create a kind of Aurora Borealis (Northern lights) and then splattered it with Brushed pewter and picket fence spray stains.

Stamped the little images from the Rudy set from Impronte d'Autore with My Favorite Things Extreme black and colored it with Triblend Markers, cut it out.
I stamped them all, but chose this one flying trough my sky with a cany cane, he might or might not have stolen ;-)...Either way he looks very content with it lol

The sentiment is from the same set and I stamped it with Versafine Onyx black ink.


For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Starry night

I made this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Starry Night, showcasing Stampendous.

I started with inkblending the cardbase. I've used a home made stencil by partially diecutting a circle from acetate.
I've used Distress Oxides ( tumbled glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans). Then I applied  Ranger embossing paste with some glitter through the Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars Stencil and let it dry.

Then I stamped the Stampendous Holiday Gnomes onto watercolor paper and colored it with Polychromos pencils, then cut it out and mounted it with foamtape. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp also ( tiny words Christmas) and I stamped it wtih
Versafine Onyx black ink.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Lest we forget


The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: Thinking of you, much like the Wednesday Challenge, but I've already entered that yesterday...although I had a feeling ...anyway made another :-D


Remembrance day is , at least in the UK, represented with a red poppy, and so for my card I used  the Uniko Style set with Memento ink and Versafine black ink. Not a proper poppy, but when I saw it used like this from Uniko owner Beverley, I thought I could do this too. I don't remember her card from last year, but I made one earlier this year with a printed sentiment saying Lest we forget; as I don't have that as a stamp.

For this card I've used the Simon Says
Stamp Friendship blooms for the sentiment and also Versafine ink.

Added three enamel dots to  depict more poppies.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Thinking of you

The new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: thinking of you, showcasing Simon Says Stamp Exclusives.

For my Card I diecut the Simon Says Stamp feathers from cardstock, applied Versamark ink and then a blend of Wow embossing powders. These are left overs from other projects, that I save in a separate pot, so I have no clue as to which colors, It started with blue green and pink tones, then they got mixed too hehe... Anyway it's still pretty and less waste.

For the sentiment I've also used a Simon Say Stamp item: You matter.
At first I used the small you, but i didn't like it, this is my second card ;-)

Added some foamtape behind the feathers and adhered them to the card base.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

AAA Cards Challenge #153: One image + Shimmer

This fortnight the challenge is to use one image only and the optional twist is to add shimmer.

Our sponsor is: Funky Fossils Design and you could win $15 to spend in their shop.

For my card I've used a  free digi from Sliekje stamps. I've printed it on Talens Ecoline printable watercolor paper and colored it with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.
Then I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer spritz in the sparkle variety all over. and heat set it.
Not sure how well you can see it on the photo, but all the white specks are actually glitter specks. so cool inreal life and perfect
for Christmas cards.
I've rounded the corners of my panel and adhered it onto the cardbase with tape runner.
No extra enamel dots, or sequins or rhinestones and such as I thought this was quite enough sparkle ;-)

For more information or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Cats and wall paper

When my cats were small a little dangling piece of wallpaper would make them go nuts, they just had to get it. And they didn't start it, it was me who ripped it  and they took over, haha...

Anyway the Less is More Challenge is : that's torn it.

For my card I stamped the Katzelkraft cat and sentiment from Simon Says Stamp  Tiny Words Christmas with Versafine Onyx black ink. Just on a panel of cardstock.

I then torn the "wallpaper" to reveal the layer below, in this case a nice teal glitter paper as I made it into a Christmas card.

I ruffed the edges of the tears with my scissor.



For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this.


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thank you cards

After all your Christmas cards adorned your home, you might want or need to send a thank you.

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: Thanks/Thanksgiving, showcasing AALL and Create products, but I have none.

For my card I inkblended Distress inks through a mask. At first I wanted to add a stencil for a snowflake or Hearts pattern, but decided against it.

I've used Seedless Preserves, Picked raspberry and Spun sugar.
On top I stamped the Thank you from  Impression Obsession (E20163) with Versafine Onyx black ink.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Christmas crafty friends

For the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: anything goes, showcasing Sunny Studio Stamps.

I only have the Berry bliss set and didn't feel like it ;-)
I'm in Christmas mode haha...so are my critters from Penny Black's Xmas crafts stamp. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp's Tiny words Christmas.

I stamped them with Extreme black ink and coloured them with Triblend markers. Pretty much the same as the image on the stamp, bit different color wise,but  hey gotta roll with what you have ;-). I covered the critters and then splattered gold shimmer spritz on the background for a bit of mandatory festive glitter.


For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

Snowball fight part 2 of 3 coloring and inkblending the scene