Monday, December 21, 2015

Extra sparkle added to gifts this year!

Add some sparkle is the newest challenge at Creative Craft Cottage! I was inspired to use this gorgeous image by our sponsor while putting together gift I'm taking home for Christmas this year.


Lacy sunshine is this challenge's sponsor and this darling image is titled "Snow Bunny Ethereal Enchantress". 
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She was colored in my favorite medium....Prismacolor Pencils of course!  I used a white gelly roll pen to brighten the white spots in her eyes after coloring.  Her "faux fur trim" (because fairies would never wear real fur!) is filled in with Stardust Glitter Stickles.  I wish the glitter would show better in the photos, but it's gorgeous in person!


Link up your sparkly project by Dec 4th for a chance to win!
Supplies used:

Friday, December 18, 2015

Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers Bloghop!

My 2nd card for the Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers Bloghop! I really wish I had more time to participate in this seasons festivities, but have been quite busy with the holidays approaching!  Planning a 2 week drive home to visit friends and family as well.


 So here is a simple one using The Ton's new holiday stamp set and some 2nd generation stamping.


The latte cups are from Fiskar's "Latte Love" stamp set, an old one but still one of my favorites!


Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and best wishes into the new year!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Melonheadz Christmas Card

I'm so sorry this post is a bit late, but you do still have 2 days left to enter the Melonheadz Winter Holidays challenge!


My new work schedule managing a restaurant has consumed so much more of my time than I realized. Unfortunately, I will have to step down from the DT there. I miss my crafting terribly and will miss the wonderful spirit of the other crafty designers on the team!


I used my favorite medium on this card...you guessed it, Prismacolor Pencils!  This cute couple was then fussy cut and adhered using foam tape. 


The gorgeous holly leaf die cut background is a Cuttlebug cut and emboss die called Holly Layer. Just adore how it came out on green glitter card stock! I also cut a matching piece from green fun foam sheets to give it some dimension.


Link up your wonderful holiday creation for a chance to win digital stamps!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

Here is my first entry into the 2015 Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop!  I really enjoy seeing so much inspiration and creativity during these season bloghops!


I used snowflakes from Catherine Poolers Stamp of Approval 2nd edition box.  Thought they'd look lovely in blue!


Here I was trying to be creative by stamping on strips of scrap cardstock. After mounting on green glitter paper and adding this handmade bow, I think it came out really cute!


Link up your creation for a chance to win fun prizes and hop along with us!
 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Anything Goes Challenge #53 at CCC!

The newest challenge at Creative Craft Cottage is...Anything Goes!


 Our wonderful sponsors are Karleigh Sue and My Stitch Back in Twine.   Sponsor Sponsor


I just adore this darling image by Karleigh Sue titled "Fancy Occasion". She's colored in Prismacolor Pencils. The sentiment stamp is from Catherine Pooler's SOA 2nd edition Christmas box. This beautiful Merry Christmas die is from Simon Says Stamp!







Make sure to link up your creation by December 19th, 2015 for a chance to win digital stamps of your choice!


Supplies used:
  • "Fancy Occasion" digital stamp by Karleigh Sue
  • Simon Says Stamp 
  • Casual fridays stamp set from Catherine Poolers Stamp of Approval Box
  •  Prismacolor Pencils
  • Recollections gold embossing powder
  • Love and Patience

Monday, November 23, 2015

Use a digital stamp

The newest challenge at Melonheadz Friends is...Use a digi! Digi is also short for digital stamp or digital image. 


For this card, I used some of Melonheadz cute food images found in the "Death by Chocolate" digital pack.  I colored the cupcakes to look fall festive and had to add a piece of pumpkin pie, my favorite this time of year!


 Two warm cups of hot cocoa, a sweet sentiment, glitter paper and a bow finish this card.  I plan to use it as a thank you card during the holidays.

 

Link up by December 6th at 10pm EST for your chance to win digital images!

Supplies used:
  • "Death by Chocolate" Melonheadz image bundle in color and black/white.
  • The Paper Studio Christmas glitter paper pad
  • Sparkling Sleigh Ride by My Mind's Eye
  • Prismacolor pencils and colorless blender marker
  • Spellbinders tag dies
  • Stamp set from Sept or October 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit

Challenge #52 - Christmas!

The newest challenge at Creative Craft Cottage is...Christmas!


I'm using images from our sponsors, Ppinkydolls! Sponsor



Link up your Christmas creation by December 5th 2015 at 3pm NZ time for a chance to win digital images!

*Subscribe to my blog using the pink box in the upper left column for a chance to win AMLC's monthly prize package! (View-able on full screen website, not moblie/tablet version.)

Supplies used:
  • I Love Christmas digital stamp and the owl from Elf and Snowman by Ppinkydolls 
  • Prismacolor Pencils and Colorless Blender Marker
  • White gelly roll pen
  • Recollections card stock
  • Paper pad by The Paper Studio
  • christmas paper pad
  • Distress Ink in Fired Brick

Monday, November 9, 2015

Paper Crafting Tic Tac Toe!

The newest Challenge at Melonheadz starts today and we are playing Tic Tac Toe! 



How do you play? Glad you asked! Using the board below, make a creation using 3 items in a row. (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) My card, for example, uses Ribbon, Die Cuts and Pearls/Bling to make a diagonal row.


The owls were colored with Prismacolor Pencils and coated with Glossy Accents. I adore this "friend" word die cut from Catherine Pooler's Stamp of Approval 1st Edition Box!


The papers used are from My Mind's Eye 12 x 12 paper pad called Sparkling Sleigh Ride. The ribbon was a wonderful deal at 0.39 cents for an entire roll at Canton Texas Trade Days!! (It was sun bleached, but the off white color still matched my papers beautifully!)


The sentiment is from Paper Pumpkin's September Kit with StazOn ink in Saddle Brown. I used a die from Spellbinders Labels and Tags Die set and finished off with tiny half pearls from a nail art kit.


Link up by November 22nd, 2015 for a chance to win your choice of digital stamps! 

**Giveaway!!** Subscribe to my blog using the pink box in the upper left column for a chance to win AMLC's monthly prize package! (View-able on full screen website, not moblie/tablet version.)

Supplies used:  
  •  Melonheadz Digital Images Woodland Creatures Bundle (colored and black/white images)
  •  Sparkling sleigh ride by My Minds Eye paper pad
  • Spellbinders Labels and Tags Die
  • StazOn ink Saddle Brown
  • Stampabilities gold ink pad 
  • Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
  • Tiny pearl embellishments from nail art kit

Saturday, November 7, 2015

My First Christmas Card of the Season!

Today marks the start of Challenge #51 at Creative Craft Cottage! The theme = Anything Goes! With Halloween over, I'm now in full on Christmas mode!


I'm using a darling image by our sponsor: All Dressed Up
 
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I colored this digital image using Prismacolor Pencils and a colorless blender marker. She was carefully fussy cut leaving a small white border.
 
  
I used a flower petal punch by Fiskars to create the poinsettia.  The petals were punched from glitter card stock found at Tuesday Morning and adhered with glue dots. The three leaves were punched from vellum, adhered with a single glue dot and then outlined using Stickles. The edges started to curl while drying and I just adore this unintended effect! (Love happy accidents!)


Gold Stickles make up the poinsettia center with small half pearls found in a nail art kit. This beautiful sentiment is stamped in StazOn Opaque White on vellum and the stamp is by Unity Stamps.


 Link up your creation by November 20th for a chance to win digital images of your choice! 

*Giveaway!* *Subscribe to my blog using the pink box in the upper left column for a chance to win AMLC's monthly prize package! (View-able on full screen website, not mobile/tablet version.)

Supplies used:
  • 3 Little Christmas girls - All Dressed Up digital image 
  • Prismacolor pencils and colorless blender marker
  • Stickles in Gold and Patina
  • The paper studio All is Gold 6x6 paper pad 
  • Recollections card stock and Paper Studio vellum
  • Stampendous gold ink
  • Glitter card stock from tuesday morning
  • small half pearls in nail art kit
  • Sentiment by Unity Stamps

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Anything Goes Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage!

The theme for challenge #50 at Creative Craft Cottage is: Anything Goes! It's still October, so I had to stick with the Halloween vibe. 
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This awesome cutting file is by our sponsors this week: The Cutting Cafe!

I do not own any cutting machines. These images were cut by hand, distressed using Tim Holtz Distress Ink and glued together using a Zig 2 way glue pen.


For the spots on the witch's leggings, I used a hole punch on green card stock. On top of a scrap magazine, I held each circle still using a Quick Stick while tracing the outer edge with a green Sharpie marker.


This darling kitty stamp was stamped on yellow paper using Jet Black StazOn ink. Versamark Frost ink was placed on top and embossed with WOW clear embossing powder. I love the hint of shimmer Versamark Frost leaves behind!


This cute step card pattern was also from The Cutting Cafe. The slit in the center of the card stock can be cut easily using a ruler and X-acto knife on a cutting board or mat. Link up any of your fun creations by November 5th 2015 for a chance to win! 

*Giveaway!* Subscribe to my blog using the pink box in the upper left column for a chance to win AMLC's monthly prize package! (View-able on full screen website, not moblie/tablet version.)

Supplies used:
  • Witch Legs Shaped Card Set by The Cutting Cafe
  • Step Card Templates by The Cutting Cafe
  • 65 lb colored card stock
  • Distress Ink in Bundled Sage, Seedless Preserves and Mustard Seed
  • Kitty stamp (company unknown)
  • Black doily
  • Inkadinkado Halloween stamp set
  • Spellbinders bench die

Friday, October 16, 2015

Halloween Blog Candy!

http://faeryink.com/happy-halloween-2015/

Cooler air, fall leaves, pumpkin everything and trick-or-treating...yes, Halloween is soon upon us! Here, to help us celebrate online, is Faery Ink and her beautiful Digital Creations! 


Click HERE to go directly to her Halloween 2015 event and join in the fun! The following images are created by Faery Ink and deserve a mention to her site if you used them. (Remember, sharing is caring!)

The treat bags are cute, but look at these darling candies!!





I'm giving away a little treat of my own the first of November for a lucky subscriber to my newsletter! Here's a little peak of just one of the items included in November's prize package...


 If you guessed wax seal starter kit...you're correct! (Sorry for the glare in the photo. We are packing quickly to move this weekend and I snapped a quick pic on the fly.) The dove and 2 wine glasses are most reminiscent of wedding symbols; however, I believe this dove would look elegant sealing Christmas cards (Easter too!) and the glasses could also be used for party or anniversary cards!

How do you enter? Glad you asked! More info HERE!
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Remember to pay it forward and mention FaeryInk.com if you use these images. Have a safe and fun Halloween this year!

http://faeryink.com/happy-halloween-2015/

http://faeryink.com/happy-halloween-2015/