Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Heart Day

Hello friends,

I hope you are staying warm.  The snow has started coming down and the temperatures are dropping. I'm so glad I'm home and in my craft room.

I used a stencil to create the heart background.  It had a lot of fun doing it.  I'm not sure why I don't do it more often.  I might have found a new addiction.  YIKES!  Do you have a  favorite stencil?  I'd love to hear about it.

I used this stamp to create this card: click here

Copics used
Red: R39, R29, R24, R14
Grey: C5, C3, C1
Mice: E000, E00, E93,  E30, E31, E33, E35
Chocolate: E21, E23, E25, E27
Ground: W3, W1, W0
I used this House Mouse stamp: click here.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Million Magic Wishes

Happy Monday,

I'm still using up some of the backgrounds I made.  I love the way the silhouette stamps look on the these distress ink backgrounds.   I can see this being addicting.

No copics used today

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Woodland Christmas... a little late


I'm playing a little catch up today.  I made this card for Christmas but I never got a chance to post it.  So don't worry... Christmas is still a ways away.  I love these cute little woodland animals.

Copic used:
BLUE: B12, B14, B16, B18
RED: R29, R24, R14
WHITE: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
GREY: C3, C1, C0
GREEN: G28, G24, G21, G20
BUNNY: E50, E51, E53, E55
BEAVER: E30, E31, E33, E35
I sponged ink the snow and sky for shadows.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Cool Friends

Hello friends,

I created the background today by using distress oxide inks on glossy paper.    I smooshed the ink onto the paper and let it dry.  You can't control what pattern it creates, but I think that is part of the beauty.    The polar bears are from Hero Arts (click here).  You can also see the set here

Copics used: C3, C1, C0 to add shadow on bears and snow.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Furr-Friend Faux Letterpress


I can't take full credit for this idea.  I saw the J. McGuire do this in one of her videos.  I used the die cuts to stamp and deboss the paper.   It is simple, but stunning.  I wanted to give it a try.  I used Spellbinders dog dies to create this card.   I'm glad to have this technique in my bag of tricks.

No copics today.

I finished it off with glossy accents.

Monday, January 21, 2019

I'd Be Toast without you

Hello friends,

I wanted to play with Lawn Fawn's new Let's Toast set.  You can find it here.  It also comes with dies and an interactive die set.   I had so much fun creating with this set.   Lawn Fawn worked their magic.  It made building the interactive mechanism for this card so easy.    There are a lot of cute saying in the set, so I know I will be using it a lot.

The inside of card says "I'd be Toast without You".

Copics used:

GreyC1, C3, C5, C7, C9, C10
Brown:E21, E23, E25, E27
Yellow:Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11

Red: R39
Ground: W3, W1, W0

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Penguin gift

Hello all,

I'm playing a little more catch up today.  This penguin cutie was colored up for Christmas, but many of you thought this could be used for a birthday card.  I love the creativity. 

Copics used:
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3, N1
Yellow: Y17, YR12
Purple: V01, V12, V15, V17
Red: R14, R24, R29
White: E40, E41, E42, 
Blue: B12, B14, B16, B18
Green: G21, G24, G28
Snow: B00, B01
white gel pen and glitter

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

On the Fence...

Hello friends,

I have another scene to share with you today.    This time I picked a location closer to home.   I think the bird with scarf might be a penguin.  I'm not 100% sure.  I colored him brown and stuck him on the fence.  Maybe he is vacationing here?

Sky: B95, B93, B91
Fence: E74, E71, E70
Green: G46, G43, G40
Brown: E35, E33, E31
Red/Brown: E17, E15, E13
It. Brown: E43, E41, E40
Tan: E50, E51, E53, E55
Orange: YR12, Y17
Violet: V12, V15, V17
Red: R17, R14, R02
Glitter in the snow

Monday, January 7, 2019

Snowy Days, Frosty Nights


I love creating scenes with with stamps.  I realize that this scene might be far fetched... but hey that dog looks like he would be friends with anyone that floated by.   What do you think?

Copics used:

Seal: W7, W5, W3, W1
Dog: N9, N7, N5, N3, N1
White: E40, E41, E43, E44
Purple: BV00, BV01
Ice: C3, C1, C0, 0
Water: B00, B000, 0
Green: G28, G24, G21
Red: R29, R24  or R37, R35, R32
Sky, Y000, R000, RV000

Friday, January 4, 2019

Frosty Friend


Check out this cutie.  I think he is perched on the lamp post to soak up whatever heat that can be found on this frosty night.

Stay warm friends,

Copics used:

Grey: C7, C5, C3,
Grey: N7, N5, N3, N1
Brown: E35, E33, E31
Red: R14, R24
Yellow: Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, Y00

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

As the Snow Falls


I love snowflakes.  I also love layering dies.  They were a perfect for these cards.  I was able to make two cards from the birch press die.  I used the outer layer for the first one. I used a series of blue and purple cardstocks.  The snowflakes are from Stampin Up.   

I used the inner rings for the second card.  The card base is a soft grey.  I stamped a snowflake background from Gina K.   The inside stamp is from Unity.    These cards are fairly simple to make, but it took some time to glue all the die layers together.   I hope you enjoyed these cards.

No copics today