Sunday, October 22, 2017

It's Halloween witches...


Hello, hello! 

I am thrilled to be participating in the 31 Nights of Halloween as a guest designer for Whimsy Stamps this month. For my card I have combined stamps from Deb Davis' awesome Attempted Murder set and the sassy Jack o Lantern Joy by Kristen Winkelbauer. I love creating scenes for my character stamps to live in and the Attempted Murder set has so many great images for building perfectly spooky backgrounds that I know it is going to quickly become a go-to set for future fall/Halloween cards. I stamped everything in Memento desert sand ink so that I could do the scene using the no-line coloring technique with my Copics. I really like the soft, sort of dreamy quality this lends to the over all design of the card. I imagine Jack o Lantern Joy is all dressed up and heading to a big Halloween party right at that witchy twilight hour. I would not be tempted to go explore that abandoned farm house along the way but she looks to be a lot braver than I ever would be! ;) 

Well, thanks for letting me share in all of this Halloween excitement. I'll be back next Sunday with another whimsical witchy card. In the meantime, be sure to check out the Whimsy blog tomorrow night for more WHIMSY STAMPS festivities! Have fun!
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Attempted Murder set and Jack o Lantern Joy), Impression Obsession (sentiment)
ink- Memento desert sand and grey flannel, Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyeshadow/lips- YG00, YG93, RV34
hair- T5, T7, T10, 100
clothes- Y15, Y38, V15, V17, V09, YR31, YR15, YR68, E09, C5, C7, C9, C1, C2
raven- C6, C9, 100, B39
pumpkin- YR65, YR68, YR27, E27, E35, E57, YG21, YG95
fence- E81, E84, C3, C5
dirt path- E42, E43, E44
grass- BG90, BG93, BG96
sky- B21, B34, B99
branch- E37, E27, E49
leaves- Y35, YR09, E55, YG93
house/scarecrow- W4, W5, W7, W9, W10

Friday, October 20, 2017

Sing a song of Halloween...

TGIF! 

After a long hiatus I was so excited to see some new Halloween digis at A Day For Daisies this week! I simply couldn't let this month end without getting at least one of them on a card. So I printed out the gorgeous Halloween Broom and paired her up with some paper from Authentique. I liked that it had the same kind of vintage vibe as she had. I colored her fabulous gown to match the two tones of orange in the paper and I also added some sparkle to it with Copic Spica glitter pens in orange and garnet. She is quite the stylin' witch, so much so that I have to wonder if she is pausing a moment before taking off on her broom for fear of messing up her beautiful hair-do... LOL!

Alrighty then, I'm outta here but be sure to stop by on Sunday because I have a special 31 Nights of Halloween post for Whimsy stamps going up this weekend.  :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Authentique
digital stamp- A Day For Daisies (Halloween Broom)
stamp- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Queen and Co bubbles
Sharpie white marker
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, E21, E13, E04, R00, R20
hair- W5, W7, W10, 110
eye- YG25
eyeshadow- W2, W4
dress- YR16, YR09, YR18, E09, E18, E81, E84, T6, T9
broom- E55, E57, E59, YR31, YR23, YR24, E35
background- N0, N3, N4, N5, N6, N10

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Your on the nice list...

Hello friends! 

You may be saying, "Hey where is the Halloween card?", well there is a very good reason for me to be skipping ahead to Christmas for the day. I’m beyond excited to be guest designing for My Favorite Things this month! It’s such an honor to be invited to join this amazingly talented group of stampers in showcasing all of the fun and fabulous new holiday goodies from the October release. For my card today I have the sweet as can be Nice List Pure Innocence. I am a long time fan of these darling stamps so I knew she would be the first one getting on a card. Because I wanted the sentiment to have a big impact as well, I grabbed the Merry Christmas Greeting, masked off Nice List with some post it tape, then stamped it right next to her overlapping a bit at the top of her list. While the mask was still in place I grabbed some green ink and quickly sponged some onto the bottom corner just to help ground her in place. Once the post it tape is removed this creates the illusion of her standing in front of a large sign. Then all I had to do was grab my new favorite die, the A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax set 1, to cut it all out and pop it on a card base. I LOVE the super narrow border the largest rectangle creates on an A2 card and I seriously can't stop using it!
Now if you head on over to the MFT blog you will find a bonus second card that I've created as well. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!      
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- My Favorite Things (Nice List Pure Innocence and Merry Christmas Greeting)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Studio Calico brick house, poppy and lime light
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Smooch gold
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E25, E29
clothes- E50, E81, E84, 0, R17, R27, E19, YG67, C8, C10, 110, W7
list- W00, W0, W1, W2
shadow- YG91, YG93

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Happy Halloween...

Hey there!

So I'm going from two days of pretty sweet and cutsie Halloween cards to something a bit darker and more macabre... insert ominous chuckle here, LOL! I've had Belinda Bones from Kraftin' Kimmie stamped up for ages just waiting to get on a card and this was her year. I got Belinda all colored up and then my sister suggested that she needed some tombstones. Luckily I had the perfect stamps in my stash to do just that. Then I ran across this cool card on Instagram by Sandy Allnock where she had colored in an entire graveyard which inspired me to try my hand at it too. Tackling that eerie scene must have got my spooky juices flowing because that's when I got the idea to finish it all off with an open grave at her feet. Is it terrible that this card totally makes me giggle each time I see it?  Alrighty, I'm going to enter this into the Wednesday 'anything goes' challenge over on the KK blog.

See ya in 24!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
stamps- Kraftin' Kimmie (Belinda Bones), Inkadinkado (tombstones), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR31, YR14, YR27, E39
eyes- E35, E47, E49, BG000
make-up- W3, W5, C8
clothes- T3, T5, T7, T10, FYG1
grass- YG91, YG93
dirt- E42, E43, E44, W5
tombstones- C1, C3, W1, W3, W5
sky- C6, C10

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Forget brains, I want candy...

Hello crafty friends! 

Are you ready for my Tuesday 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card? Last week I finally got my hands on the Magic Color Slider die set from Lawn Fawn and I couldn't wait to try my hand at something new. So I grabbed the super cute Trick or Treat stamp set from TGF and settled on the zombie boy for the magic little scene. I knew that I would need to use Staz On ink for stamping on the transparency layer but when I dug out my old ink pad I was bummed to find it completely dry! To say it had been a few years since I'd used it would be an understatement, LOL! Unfortunately I don't have a local craft store that I can run and pick up a new ink pad at so I had to make do with my Versafine onyx black but I had to let it sit overnight and set it with a heat gun before it wouldn't smear. Needless to say, Staz On ink will be at the top of my shopping list so that I have an easier time on the next magic color slider card that I make. Other than that little mishap I have to say that this die set made the whole process super quick and easy  Bonus points as it makes me look and feel craftier than I actually am too! ;) 

Now don't forget the monthly challenge over on the 7 Kids blog. There is plenty of time to get creative and enter in for a chance to win the $20 gift certificate!
Just pull the tab and...
oooooooh, it's magic!!!
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
paper- Doodlebug (Booville)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Trick or Treat set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
Lawn Fawn magic color slider die set
Doodlebug alphabet rub ons
Copic markers:
skin- E70, E71, E000, E00
hair- T5, T7, T9, 110
clothes- BG53, BG15, BG07, YG00, YG03, YG25, 100
table- V06, V09, V17, C9, C1
candy bowl- Y17, Y38, YR04, 100
candy- RV04, RV09, Y04, Y17, YG00, YG25, BG15, V05, V17, C1
floor- E30, E31, E35
wall- FBG2, C2

Monday, October 16, 2017

Ghostly greetings...

Good morning!

I finally found time to play in the MFT sketch challenge and I'm so glad I did because I've been meaning to ink up these funny little ghost for weeks. The set is called Fab-BOO-lous Friends and everything about it just makes me happy. And talk about a super quick card to put together and color, I think when it was all said and done this was made in just under an hour. The Doodlebug papers are a perfect fit with those bright colors popping off the white background. The finished card is much different from the rest of the Halloween cards I've been making this year but who says all Halloween cards have to be dark and spooky?  ;)

Later gators!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug
stamps- My Favorite Things (Fab-BOO-lous Friends)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched stax rectangle dies
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
ghosts- BG0000, G000, G00, BG15, YG01
ghost- C0, C2, C3, FV2, V05, 0
shadows- W00, W1, W2, W4, W7

Friday, October 13, 2017

You say witch...

TGIF my friends!

I'm wrapping up this week with my guest post for Whimsy Stamps and I've done another twist on a non-Halloween stamp. This beauty was just released last week and she is called Hot Chocolate Honey. I really can't wait to use her on a cozy Christmas card but until then I thought it would be fun to turn her into a witchy gal with a magical brew. So I wiped away the heart from the mug as well as the marshmallow before stamping her up then just colored her up in some perfectly witchy colors with an eerie glow. I even added a little spider to her cup for good measure. This potion paper from Carta Bella nailed the theme I was going for and I love how it kinda looks like we are peeking in on her in her secret apothecary.   :)

Thanks for dropping by and I hope your weekend is a crafty one!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Carta Bella (Haunted House)
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Hot Chocolate Honey), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
Studio Calico sequins
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things double stitched circle die
My Favorite Things stitched flag die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- BV02, BV04, BV08
eyes- YG01, YG17, YG97
eyeshadow- W1. W4
lips- R21, R85, R56
shirt- T5, T6, T8, T10
straw- YR04, YR09, C1
mug/spider- Y35, YR04, YR18, 100
background- W4, W6, W8, W10
glow- FYG1, FYG2

Thursday, October 12, 2017

When black cats prowl...

Olo!

I've got a quick post for a quick card to share today. This sweet digi from Mo's is called Three Little Kittens and since I am a crazy cat lady it totally tugs at my heart strings. The image seemed perfect for a Halloween card so all three of those cuties were getting colored up like my favorite black kitties. The paper is from an older Crate paper pad and I really dig the creamy, muted color scheme so of course I tried to use my Copics to match it as best I could. :)

Alrighty, I've gotta scoot my boot. Have a great day everybody!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
paper- Crate (After Dark)
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Three Little Kittens)
stamp- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
Memory Box stitched hills border die
Crate Paper sequins
Ranger glossy accents
Knot & Bow twine
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
costume- T5, T7, T9, R12
kittens- C6, C8, 100
carpet- B000, B41, BG53, C2
background- YR30, YR82, 0

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

You are bootiful...

Hey there!

It's the second Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for the October 'anything goes' challenge over on the 7 Kids challenge blog. Playing along is easy, all you have to do is use at least one product that can be found in the 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store and link back to the challenge blog in your own post, which gives you a chance at winning a $20 gift certificate at the end of the month... who doesn't love that?

This past summer I instantly fell in love with the Littles from Stamping Bella. Being a card maker with a passion for building scenes with my stamps these cuties were right up my alley. So when the Halloween and Autumn Little Bits were released I just had to add them to my collection. I love that with some simple masking the possibilities for creating fun scenes are as limitless as your imagination. My card today combines stamps from four different sets and they come together seamlessly to tell the story of ghostie and his witchie love. ;)
    

Ok now I hope to see some of my crafty friends joining the fun with me this month over at 7 Kids!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
stamps- Stamping Bella (Little Bits Haunted House, Little Bits Little Witchies, Little Bits Haunted House Outdoor Decor set and Little Bits Mummy, Frankie and Ghostie), Impression Obsession (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Memory Box speech bubble border die
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
Sharpie white marker
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YG21, YG03, YG67, G29
clothes- C6, C8, C10, V04, V15, V17, BV08, C2, YR07
pumpkin- YR15, YR07, YR18, E09, E84, E87
house- E34, E37, E57, Y28, YG91, YG93, YG99, W3, W5, W7, W10, W1, V28, V99, Y02, FYG1, FYG2
ghost/moon- G20
background- W3, W5, W6, W7, W8, W10, BV23, BV25, BV29

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A bit of magic...

Hey there!

It's Tuesday and you know what that means... time for my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. I'm continuing on with the Halloween theme this month so I thought it would be fun to take a couple of the cuties from The Greeting Farm Little Party set and create a magical Halloween party. The way the one witchie-poo has her arms raised it looked to me like she could be working a spell so I stamped the plates and mini cakes flying through the air. Then I just added some sparkle with a few Copic Spica glitter pens and a sprinkling of sequins to really sell the mystical moment. The sentiment plays off the entire scene and since it is also a quote from one of my most favorite movies, Practical Magic, even better!  ;)

Alrighty, well the September challenge just wrapped up but be sure to check out the 7 Kids blog tomorrow when October's challenge kicks off! Fun new holiday stuff is hitting the store shelves and who wouldn't want that $20 gift certificate?! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Little Party set and Peek a Boo set), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
sequins
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic Spica glitter pens
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair 1- C5, C7, C10
hair 2- N5, N7, N10
dress 1- Y35, YR04, YR18, YG13, YG17, G99, YR09
dress 2- V04, V06, V09, G29
pumpkin- YR21, YR16, YR07, E09, E55, E35, YG67
bat- W4, W5, W7
table- YG01, YG03, YG25, E43, E47
plates- BG000
cakes- YR30, E51, E53, E23, E27, E49, Y18, YR04, YR09
banner- Y35, YR04, C0, C2, 100, V06, V09, YG01, YG25, YG17
floor- E31, E34, E59, W3, W5, W6
wall- C0, C2

Monday, October 9, 2017

Sit for a spell...

Good morning!

I wanted to make a card for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday challenge using "fall colors". I know I have plenty of KK Halloween cuties still waiting to make it on a card but when I started to flip through my binder of KK stamps it wasn't a Halloween image that caught my eye. Instead I saw this Purrr-fect Princess all cozied up with her kitty and I was inspired to make them work for a fun Halloween card. Everything was going well, I was nearly done coloring them in dark fall colors when my E89 decided to misbehave and bloop out a big splotch of ink on the right side of the chair back. I was so frustrated and thought for sure I would have to abandon my original plan and fussy cut her out instead. Then my sister had a genius idea that I turn the splotch into the mouth of a ghost creepin' up behind her. Now I can't imagine the scene without him, LOL! 

Alrighty, off to work I go... talk at'cha later!  :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- My Mind's Eye
stamps- Kraftin' Kimmie (Purrr-fect Princess and sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
My Mind's Eye enamel dots
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- RV63, V05, RV66, RV69, RV99
eyes- E23, E27, BG000, 0
blanket/shirt/jewelry- Y35, YR04, YR68, E09, 100, YG25, G99, FYG2, V09
cat- T4, T6, T10, 100, R02
ghost- FYG1, G00, W10
floor/wall/shadow- E44, E47, E49, W10, W8, W7, 110
chair- BV04, BV08, BV29, 0, 100, C7, E84, E87, E89

Friday, October 6, 2017

Happy Halloween...

TGIF my friends!

I'm wrapping up this week with a card for today's Free Form Bellarific Friday challenge. I inked up Tiny Townie Patricia Loves Pumpkins and totally borrowed the Copic color combo for those gorgeous white pumpkins, or spooks as we call them in my family, from the uber talented Alice Wertz. I love how this simple change from traditional orange pumpkins really alters the entire feel of this card with a pretty elegance. I also grabbed the Set of Pumpkins and Little Bits Haunted House Outdoor Decor set to complete this riff on the Little Miss Muffet nursery rhyme.

Alrighty folks, have a fab weekend!  :)    
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Stamping Bella (Tiny Townie Patricia Loves Pumpkins, Set of Pumpkins and Little Bits Haunted House Outdoor Decor), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Papertrey Ink stitched scallop card die
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E35, E57, E59, E49
clothes- E50, E51, E31, YR30, YR31, W5, W6, W8, W10, Y02, YR21, YR12, YR27
pumpkins- YR30, E50, E51, E31, YG93, YG95, G85, YR23, E84, E87
ground- E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
sky- BV0000, BV31
spider- N2, N4, N8

Thursday, October 5, 2017

What's brewin'...

Olo!

I'm heading to the big city early this morning so this post will have to be kept short and sweet. This darling witch is called Befanina and she is from Impronte d'Autore. The movement in the image had me immediately envisioning her riding across a moonlit sky at top speed, heading to the Monster Mash party. By simply using a circle die cut around her I had the perfect moon to light the way. Then all I needed was a great starry sky paper to complete the scene for this CAS Halloween card.

Ok, I'm outta here for a fun day on the town... laters!  :) 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Pebbles (Boo)
stamps- Impronte d'Autore (Befanina), Paper Smooches (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
Pretty Pink Posh border die
My Favorite Things circle stax die
silver thread
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E0000, G20, G43, YG67
hair- T4, T7, T10, 100
clothes- V12, V17, BV08, YR04, YR18, E19, C1, C2, C4
broom- Y02, YR23, YR24
moon- G20, Y0000

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Happy Meow-lloween...

Hello, hello!

I'm here today kicking off my second month as a guest designer for Whimsy Stamps. Because I'm currently all about Halloween cards I thought it would be fun to do a twist on this cute Tommy and Cleo stamp and make it work for the holiday. As sweet as Tommy is as a boy I figured that by simply coloring on a headband and adding a paper flower to it, Tommy could become a sweet baby witch getting to know her black cat familiar. I added a couple of pumpkins in for good measure to complete the cozy scene. Then I found this pretty floral paper and added some extra flowers to tie back to the one I added to her hair. Now I've got a pretty little Halloween card using an unexpected stamp, which I love. :)

Thanks for dropping by!
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
paper- Pebbles (Midnight Haunting)
stamps- Whimsy (Tommy and Cleo), My Favorite Things (sentiment), Lawn Fawn (pumpkins)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things stitched scallop rectangle frame die
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E41, E43, E44
clothes- YR04, YR68, E08, N5, N9, 110, C1
kitten- T4, T5, T6, 110
pumpkins- YR21, YR15, YR09, E08, E84, E87
wall- YR20
chair- E30, E31, E55, E35, E81, W5, W9
floor/baseboard- E33, E37, E29, W8

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Hocus Pocus...

Hello! 

I'm here again with my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. For my card today I wanted to make one of the tiny Gorjuss Girls work on a Halloween card. I finally settled on Gorjuss No. 12 On Top of the World because with a bit of masking I could easily sit her on this large pumpkin from the Stamping Bella Haunted House Outdoor Decor set. Then with the help of a couple old Halloween stamps from my stash and an ink sponged sky I had a not-too-spooky scene for my card that I was quite happy with.   :)
 
Alrighty, there is still another week to play along in the September 'anything goes' challenge so head on over to the 7 Kids blog and join the fun! New holiday stamps and goodies are hitting the shelves every day and that $30 gift certificate prize could really help to fill a shopping cart! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
paper- American Crafts (Halloween)
stamps- DoCrafts (Gorjuss No. 12 On Top of the World), Stamping Bella (Little Bits Haunted House Outdoor Decor set), SEI (Eerie Alley bats), Inkadinkado (spooky tree)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and espresso truffle, Versafine onyx black, Tim Holtz Distress chipped sapphire and dusty concord
Tim Holtz tiny attacher
My Mind's Eye enamel dots
Doodlebug Sprinkles
My Favorite Things cross stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things circle stax die
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- C5, C8, C10, 100
clothes- C1, C3, N4, N8, Y18, Y35, Y26
pumpkin- YR15, YR07, YR18, Y02
ground- BG96, BG99
moon- G20, Y0000

Monday, October 2, 2017

Happy Halloween...

Good morning! 

I always look forward to the arrival of October and jumping into Halloween cards with both feet. So to kick things off this year I've made a fun and colorful card featuring the little trick or treater dressed up as a spider from the Roberto's Rascals Creepy Crawlies set. I paired her up with a cool spiderweb die and a couple crazy spider enamel dots from Doodlebug. Those spying eyes behind the web are also from the Doodlebug Booville collection. Put it all together and I've got a cute CAS Halloween card that is too sweet to be spooky.  ;)

Toodles!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
paper- Doodlebug (Booville)
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals Creepy Crawlies set), Studio G (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
Memory Box spider web die
Simon Says Stamp stitched circle die
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Doodlebug silly spiders Sprinkles
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E34, E57, E59
costume- V04, V06, V09, W6, W8, W10, FYG1, YG01, YG25