Monday, September 24, 2018

Wave that wand like you mean it...

Hey all!

I'm back with another guest design post for the September release at Craftin' Desert Divas! Today's featured stamp set is called Holiday Fairies and it is full of magical holiday fun. Just like the Doxie Duos yesterday, this set spans through all of your fall and winter card making. So continuing on with Halloween cards first, I inked up this sweet Witch Fairy using desert sand ink and did a bit of no-line coloring. I also masked her flying kitty friend into the scene for extra cuteness. Then I just used my Copic markers to color in an eerie green sky and a glowing moon along with some spooky trees to frame in the scene. The checkerboard pattern was also drawn in by hand and I really like how it helps make it look like that fairy is flying right out of the background. Another crochet flower from my sister and a sprinkling of ebony black Nuvo drops help pull the design all together.
Now you can find more Holiday Fairies enchantment from the talented Craftin' Desert Divas design team over on the CDD Blog or check out the Craftin' Desert Divas Gallery group on Facebook. And the entire September release will be available at Craftin' Desert Divas tomorrow!

Toodles!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Craftin' Desert Divas (Holiday Fairies)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and desert sand Ranger glossy accents Sharpie extra fine white pen Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Nuvo ebony black
crochet flower (thanks Jac!)
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
lips- RV55
eyes- YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67
hair- RV55, RV66, RV69
clothes- C0, C3, C5, C7, C9, RV63, BV34, BV08, E81, E84, 0, Y19, YR04, YR18
wings- Y11, Y02, Y17, YR04
kitty- W4, W6, 110, G00, V04, V08, YR04, YR18, V04, RV06, RV17
sky- YG0000, YG21, YG23, YG09, G07, G29
moon- G00, YG0000

 

Sunday, September 23, 2018

You do the tricking...

Hello, hello! 

I've got a special Sunday post today because I'm excited to be guest designing for the September release at Craftin' Desert Divas! Today is actually day 2 of sneak peeks and we are featuring the super cute Doxie Duos stamp set. The great thing about this set, besides the darling doxie, is that it spans from Halloween all the way to Christmas and winter cards, making it really versatile. For my first card featuring this set I inked up the Witchy Doxie and did a bit of masking to include the little candy pail accessory stamp and sentiment as well. My most favorite doxie in the whole wide world is my friend Tracey's sweet girl, Pickle. Pickle is a beautiful all black mini and whenever I have a doxie stamp to color she tends to be my inspiration. The all black coat really lent itself to this Halloween scene quite wonderfully. So instead of coloring the entire front of the card into a scene I thought it would be a fun change of pace to color in my own frame around a smaller, more contained scene. I really love how this turned out and how it left me with some white space that I could then play around with a bit by stamping some extra spiders into. 
To see even more Doxie Duos cuteness from the talented Craftin' Desert Divas design team just head on over to the CDD Blog or check out the Craftin' Desert Divas Gallery group on Facebook. I will be back tomorrow with another CDD sneak peek so I hope you come back to check that out!

Laters! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Craftin' Desert Divas (Doxie Duos)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Ranger glossy accents
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
doxie- C6, C7, C9, 100
eyes- E34, E35
costume- V04, V05, V06, V09, YG00, YG03, FYG2, G07, C2, C4
candy pail- Y19, Y38, YR04, YR09, YG03, G07, RV04, RV19, B00, Y15, YR09
spiders- W4, W7
ground- E42, E43, E44, E47
sky- BV02, BV13, BV04
moon- C0, C2, 0
hedge- BV25, BV29

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Laugh everyday...

Hey friends!

Just a quick weekend post to keep trying to get caught up on posting all of the extra cards I have made for TGF releases this year. Just like last weekend, I've got another pairing of a cutie from the Feels 2 set and the awesome Doodlebug Hello paper and die cuts. This silly girl blowing raspberries seemed totally adorable to me, thus the choice of die cut sentiments. It was a fun change up from my usual go-to of coloring in a scene to pull out a pack of die cuts instead and put together a little collage of images to to be her home. I think it turned out really girly and adorbs  so I couldn't be happier with this card. :)

Hope you have a crafty weekend!  
supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Hello)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (The Feels 2)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Doodlebug Hello Odds and Ends die cuts
Doodlebug Hello Sprinkles
Avery Elle wonky scallop rectangle die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR31, E13, E35
dress- B06, B37, B39


Friday, September 21, 2018

Hey Pumpkin...

TGIF my friends!

It's hard to believe but here we are at the 21st already and that means we have a new challenge over on the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page. The new theme is "PUMPKINS". I can't help but think of Halloween when I see pumpkins so that's exactly where I went with this card. And with a theme like pumpkins how could I not color up Pumpkin Patch Prue one more time? This time around I paired her up with not only the pumpkin patch but the spooky tree and full moon as well... talk about taking all of the guess work out of a scene. I also wanted to go a bit darker and spookier with Prue on this card, which was a lot of fun. I gotta say, I love seeing how Prue and her witchy sisters transform with everyone's different color choices... it's quite magical! :)

Ok, so now it's your turn to go find some pumpkin themed stamps, paper or embellishments and get creative with us! The "PUMPKINS" challenge only runs til the end of the month as we will be shifting gears with the challenges come October. And as always there is a $20 gift certificate to the 7 Kids store to be won!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
digital stamps- Sweet November (Pumpkin Patch Prue, Pumpkin Patch, Spooky Tree and Full Moon)
stamp- Paper Smooches (Halloween Sampler)
ink- Papertrey Ink canyon clay
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
eyes- E55, E57, BG000
eye shadow- W3, W4, W5
clothes- YR30, E30, E31, W7. W9, W10, E31, E34
pumpkins- YR23, YR24, YR27, E99, E84, E87, YG95, YG97, YG99, YR30, E30, E31
sky/clouds- N2, N3, N5, N6, N8
moon- C0, C3, 0
tree- E44. E47. E49
ground- E41, E31, E34, E44
grass- YG97, YG99, G99
fence- E42, E43, E44
sign- E97, E99
hedge- W7, W10
frog- G82, G85, G99, YR30


Thursday, September 20, 2018

It's snuggle season...

Olo! 

So have you seen this year's Simon Says Stamp exclusive set from The Greeting Farm? It is called Winter is Here and it is SUPER CUTE! The stamp/die bundle has already sold out but there are stamp sets still available. Though if past years are any indication they won't be available much longer, LOL! Winter is Here includes these two cute kiddos, a Christmas tree, two hedgehogs, some sentiments and random little accessory stamps like a candy cane, ornament and some snowflakes. For my card today I masked the little boy so that I could stamp the girl nice and close, like she is coming in for a hug. Then I added the snowflakes and sentiment to tie it all together. :)

Now run over and grab your set before they are gone for good!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (SSS exclusive Winter is Here)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico glass slipper
My Favorite Things stitched Blueprints die
ribbon
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
boy hair- E25, E29
girl hair- E50, Y32, E15
clothes- E81, E84, 0, R14, R17, R29, R59, W4, W6, W8, T6, T8, T10, RV21, RV13, RV14, BG11, BG15, BG07, BG57, YG21, YG03, YG95
snow/sky- B0000, B000, YG21, 0

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Grateful for you...

Mornin' folks!

So yesterday I shared my card using the lovely Uptown Zodiac Girl Virgo and now it is time to see how a few small tweaks when coloring can really add to the versatility of these stamps. This is actually the third month in a row that I have ended up with a very different version of the stamp without it requiring much altering. In fact Virgo is stamped as is, all of the changes I made where done totally with my Copic markers and some selective cropping. For this card I wanted to transform Virgo into a trench coat wearing Fall beauty so that I could enter her into this month's Bellarific "Hello Autumn" challenge. To do that I just used my brown markers to create the lapels, belt and pockets that help transform her dress into a coat. Another simple change was done by choosing a very dark brown hair color for her so that I could simply color over most of the flowers in the original image's hair. Then all I had to do was grab the wonky scallop square die and cut her off mid thigh to get rid of the rest of the gown. No big tricks or manipulations, just a few easy tweaks that make all the difference!  :)

Have a good one my friends!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink 
paper- October Afternoon (Weathervane)
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girl Virgo), Sugar Pea Designs (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Avery Elle wonky square frame die
Studio Calico woodgrain sequins
crochet flower (thanks Jac!)
Smooch silver
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E43, E44, E47, E49
clothes- E50, E53, E55, E35, C3, C5, YR24, YR27, E18, E81, E84, 0
background- Y11, Y08, Y17, YR23, YR12, YR04, YR27, R22
sky- B0000, B91

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Birthday star...

Hiya folks!

I'm continuing on with my personal challenge to create birthday cards for each of the Stamping Bella Zodiac Girls today. Miss Virgo is the latest star sign sweetie to get inked up and show off all her earthy loveliness. Virgo is the sign of the Virgin and she is reserved, modest, practical and industrious. She's analytical and seeks to know and understand. Her signature colors are navy blue and gray, the classic colors of refinement and taste. I kinda struggled with this one a bit, only because her grey dress was looking way too much like a wedding dress. That's when I grabbed my trusty B37 Copic and added the blue trim until I was much happier with her look. The flowers in her hair then inspired me to color in an entire field of flowers for her to be standing in. Once again, the sentiment is a mix of stamps with the top being from the Papertrey Ink Stargazer sets and the description is included with Virgo herself. 
 
Tomorrow I will have the altered version of Virgo and I'm quite excited to share her so you won't want to miss that!  ;)

Laters!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girl Virgo), Papertrey Ink (Stargazer set)
ink- Memento desert sand and Papertrey Ink enchanted evening
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Kaiser Craft gems
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E42, E43
dress- C00, C0, C2, C3, B37
flowers- G20, Y00, Y26, G40, G43
sky- B000, B00, B01, B12, B24, B37