Wednesday, December 18, 2013

What? No Christmas?

Nope! Not today, my crafty friends.  Today, I am sharing a birthday card I made for my daughter's friend who just turned 16!!  Ahh, sweet 16!  Seems like eons ago for me!

Anyway, I took a break from the red and green; and made this card using the fabulous stamp from Wee Stamps called Summer Fairy, which you can find in the Whimsy Store by clicking here.

This beauty is colored in Copics and the edges of the image are distressed in Studio G Chalk Ink.  I added some purple Spica pen to the outline of her wings and her dress *not sure if you can see that, though!*.  I used shimmery cardstock from the DCWV Shimmer Stack and designer papers from Graphic 45 called Violet Bouquet.  I cut out the number 16 with my Cricut Expression and added a purple ribbon from my stash.  The flowers are a mix of Recollections and Bazzill Paper Flowers.  I sprayed them all with some Shimmer Spritz to add a bit of pizazz!  There are a few Recollections self-adhesive rhinestones in three corners as well.

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek!! Hope you have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Make a Wish this Christmas

Good morning friends!

What's your wish this Christmas?  I realize as I get older that my wishes for Christmas have nothing to do with things that you can buy in the store; although a few crafty items under the tree wouldn't hurt ;)

I have a card to share this morning using this adorable stamp called Dawn Hokey Pokey from Sweet Stamps that I recently won.  I just love her to bits, and although the detail was pretty tiny, she was not has hard to color as I thought she would be.

Precious-ness if you ask me!!  Of course, she is colored in Copics, and has some heated up Liquid Applique on the trim of her coat and the balls at the end of her stockings.  The papers are a mix of Bazzill cardstock and the new Authentique collection called Festive.  I used the last of my American Crafts red and white twine as well as an old ribbon from my stash.  The button came in a Paper Studio button pack from Hobby Lobby.  There are Liquid Pearls in white to mimic snow around her, Stickles in Yellow and Stardust for the star wand and snowflakes, as well as some Polar White Flower Soft for snow beneath her feet.  I then used my Fiskars punch to add a cute little open scallop border.   

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek!  Hope you have a wonderful day!


Card Mania - Winter Wonderland
Papertake Weekly - Last  Christmas
Crafty Bloggers Network - Girly 
Lexi's Creations - Snow 

Marker Pop - Happy Holidays  

Thursday, December 12, 2013

You Warm My Heart

Good morning friends!

Stopping in quickly to share another Christmas card featuring an adorable stamp from Gorjuss.  Sorry about the quickie photo shot from my phone ...still hoping Santa brings me that new cam ;)

I just love this girl - so sweet - and is colored in Copics.  I used DCWV card stock and some My Mind's Eye dp.  The red panel is embossed with a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder.  Since I ran out of my American Crafts twine, I swiped the red/white twine off my daughter's cupcake box from the bakery ;)  I used my Cricut Expression to cut out that super snowflake and heart; and layered them together to make a cute little embellie.

And here is the inside:

I cut out another heart to match the one in the front and used a sentiment from the MFT PI Heart Warmer Boy stamp set, which I thought worked perfectly with her.

Thanks for visiting me today and leaving me some love.  Your comments always make me smile and are appreciated!

Penny's Paper Crafty - Feminine with Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Girly
Created With Love - Anything Goes
MIM - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday- Snowflakes

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Warm Winter Wishes

Good morning friends!

Hard to believe that the big day is just 2 weeks away.  Yikes!!  I still have sooooo much to do and so many cards to make!  What about you?  Almost done or are you in panic mode too?

I got a request from a friend to whip up something with a penguin and, of course, the first image that came to mind, was this little cutie from Bugaboo Stamps:

He's colored in Copics and I've added some Diamond Stickles on the trim of his hat.  I've made those marshmallows nice and fluffy with some heated up Liquid Applique.  The papers are a mix of Paper Studio Kraft cardstock and DCWV cardstock.  The dp is from the Paper Studio Santa and Friends collection.  Found some pink and white American Crafts twine and added it for some texture.  The sentiment is from a LaLa Land stamp set that I thought fit the image perfectly.

Hoping you all have a wonderful day ! Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek :)  Your visit and comments mean so much to me!

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge - Santa is Coming to Town 
Papertake Weekly - Christmas Creatures 
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Card for Friend 
MarkerPoP - Happy Holidays 
Bugaboo Stamps - Anything Goes Christmas

Friday, December 6, 2013

Snow Friend Like You

Good morning and TGIF!!!  I am so looking forward to this weekend:  gonna finish decorating the house for Christmas and have my dear friend Gina taking a trip up to get our craft on!

During her last visit, she gave me an early Christmas present:  this sweet, little Penny Black stamp!!  I absolutely LOVE her *thanks, girl !!*

Isn't she just a big bowl of precious-ness?!  Well, I had to ink her up in some Copics, and also added some Liquid Applique to her hat and dress trim.  Her little snow buddy is colored in Copics as well.  I've added some Flower Soft in Polar White beneath the two friends :)  The papers are a mix of Bazzill cardstock and some new paper from the American Crafts Holly Days collection.  Had to put some American Crafts twine in there and secure it all with a new Paper Studio Dress It Up Christmas Potpourri button.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  Hoping you enjoy your weekend!

Card Makin' Mamas- Christmas or New Years
Craftitude - Anything Goes or Button Up
Crafty Hands - Season's Greetings or Winter Theme
CardzTv - Winter Wonderland
Left of Center - Winter or Holidays
Copic Marker Europe - Everything Christmas

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Nothing Like Cocoa with Friends

Good morning my crafty friends!!

I just realized its been a couple weeks since my last post!  My oldest daughter scored a leading role as Susan Walker in her High School production of Miracle on 34th Street * proud of her*, and the week before Thanksgiving, our house was all hustle and bustle with play rehearsals and performances .  After that, we went right into Thanksgiving where we hosted 13 here this year at our home.  Crazy but wonderful!!

Needless to say, my crafting had been put on hold!

Felt good to get back in the saddle and whip up a cute little creation using this absolutely ADORABLE ginger from Whimsie Doodles.  He was offered in their Christmas section as freebie.  Thank you WD!

This little cutie is colored in Copics *of course ;) *.  I then added some liquid applique to his marshmallows and puffed them up with my new Recollections heating tool *thanks hunny*.  I also added some liquid applique on him to mimic frosting.  On his button nose and candy cane, I added some glossy accents.  The card stock is a mix of Paper Studio and Bazzil.  The snowflake embossing behind him comes from a Cuttlebug eb folder.  I used a Fiskar Punch for the krafty border.  The delicious gingham ribbon is from Paper Studio and the button is from Paper Studio's Dress It Up Christmas button collection.

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek.  Hope you'll visit again real soon!

WD - November Monthly Challenge *Any Holiday Card*
Creative Card Crew - Sweet Treats
Holly Jolly - Anything Goes Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes with spooled item
Top Tip Tuesday - Be Krafty