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!

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Halloween or Harvest

This newest Melonheadz Challenge theme is... - Halloween / Harvest!  This is my favorite season of the year and I just love this cute bat image from Melonheadz!


I resized and flipped the image using Microsoft Word and printed 3 copies of this little guy. They were colored using Prismacolor Pencils and a colorless blender marker. I used a white Gelly Roll pen to add spots on their bellies and flying dash lines.

  
The patterned card stock is from a Mambi Sheets Halloween paper pad. I distressed the edges of a piece of white card stock and the edges of the patterned paper using Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. Scotch foam tape behind the bats adds a little dimension and finished the card using a sentiment from the September version of the Paper Pumpkin Kit.


Link up your Halloweeen or Harvest creation HERE by October 2015 for a chance to win digital images!

This card has been entered into this challenge: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Color Inspiration

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

What's My Favorite Color?

New challenge (#49) at Creative Craft Cottage starts today! The topic: Your Favorite Color!  My favorite color(s) change depending on the season.  Currently in October, which is my favorite month of the year, I love purple and green for Halloween!


Of course you can add orange and black into that mix as well. These 4 colors just scream fall to me...or, Happy Halloween, in this case! This darling image is by Lacy Sunshine (this fortnight's sponsor!) and is called Fangletta
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I colored her using Prismacolor Pencils and distressed around the image using Bundled Sage Distress Ink.


 I used a Mambi Sheets Halloween paper pad and cut the sentiment from one of the 12x12 patterned papers. The pretty purple foil sheet is from that same paper pad. Glossy accents were added on her eyes and the 3 little bats.


I had a roll of black glitter tape from The Paper Studio and punched 3 little cats from it using a punch found at Joann's.  Only had to remove the release paper from the back of these tiny pieces after punching. So much easier than messy loose glitter! 

Link up your project using your favorite color by October 19th 2015 for a chance to win your choice of digital stamps!
*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.) November's will have goodies you can use on this year's Christmas cards! 

Supplies used:
  •  Fangletta digital image by Lacy Sunshine
  • Prismacolor Pencils and colorless Blender Marker
  • Black cat punch from Joann's
  • The paper studio black glitter tape
  • Mambi Sheets Halloween paper pad
  • Distress Ink in Bundled Sage and Black Soot
  • Scotch foam tape
  • Glossy Accents


Friday, October 2, 2015

Final Day for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop!


http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2015/09/2015-fall-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/


Today, October 2nd, is the final day to link up your fall drink creation to be entered to win! Here is my last project using an adorable owl digital stamp by Jessica Lynn and a sentiment by TLC Creations.


It just HAD to be a shaker card...and what better element to use than ground coffee! I had some chunky glitter and gold sequins from Dollar Tree that I mixed in with a tablespoon of ground coffee. Of course, 1 tablespoon was way to much for this small space and I ended up pouring some out after adhering the front panel...oops!


I wanted to make sure the cute little owl was seen, so I printed this image twice on 65lb card stock. The owl was colored with Prismacolor Pencils to match the orange patterned card stock and fussy cut. I used two layers of foam tape to create the inside of the shaker and adhered the owl / coffee beans on top of the acetate after assembly so they can be seen even if the coffee covers the image.


Following Sandy Allnock's advise in Lessons 1 & 3 of her Go for the Gold Class, I created my own "gold paper" using a Stampendous Gold Ink pad on the edges of my 110 lb Recollections card stock base. This class is FREE, very informative and you should follow the link to check it out!


Link up your fall coffee/tea/cocoa creation HERE by October 2nd for a chance to win fun paper crafting prizes and please leave me some comment love!

P.S. - If you are a member of the Coffee Loving Papercrafters group on Facebook, you still have until October 4th to comment on all blog posts to be entered to win a prize!

*Giveaway!*  Before you leave, you can enter for a chance to win a goodie bag from AMLC! Entering is easy, please provide your email in the pink box at the top of the left column. Don't worry, no spam! Newsletters will be intermittent (less than once a month) and I will email the winner October 4th! Good Luck!

This card will be entered into: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes  10/22 
 Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - October

Supplies used:
  • Jessica Lynn Originals Owl image
  • Prismacolor pencils and Colorless Blender Marker
  • Mambi Sheets Halloween paper pad
  • Create with TLC sentiment
  • Gold Stickles
  • Acetate, foam tape, glitter, ground coffee
  • Recollections 110lb card stock 
  • Stampendous Gold Ink Pad

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Your Kindness Warms My Heart - Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop


http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2015/09/2015-fall-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/


It's day 7 of the bloghop but only post #6 for me as I was quite busy yesterday and didn't have a chance to make an extra card. Turns out my husband got a new job and we are preparing to move in 2 weeks - lots to do!



Stamped these cute cups from Fiskars Latte Love onto watercolor paper with Saddle Brown StazOn waterproof ink plus the sentiment to match. After another relaxing session of water coloring, I let this piece dry and decided to play with my small circle dies.


After adhering the water color paper to my card base, I placed these circles back in layers to give a little dimension.   Gold Stickles was used to create the small dash lines around the watercolor paper piece.


Notes were also taken from Lessons by Sandy Allnock's Go for the Gold class. In Lesson 5 she uses a gold pen to create embellishments on the Christmas tree as well as make the cute lights stand out on her card.  I don't have the same brand, but instead used Gold Stickles to create my own dash line embellishments around the border.


The polka dot paper is from this paper pad I found at Hobby Lobby in the clearance section....only $6.00!! (Must've been left over from last year...but who will know?!)  
 Link up your fall coffee/tea/cocoa creation HERE by October 2nd for a chance to win fun paper crafting prizes and please leave me some comment love! Enjoy!

*Giveaway!*  Before you leave, you can enter for a chance to win a goodie bag from AMLC! Entering is easy, please provide your email in the pink box at the top of the left column. Don't worry, no spam! Newsletters will be intermittent (less than once a month) and I will email the winner October 4th! Good Luck!

This card will be entered into: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes 10/22

Supplies used:
  • Fiskars Latte Love stamp set
  • Sparkling Sleigh Ride paper pad by My Mind's Eye
  • Saddle Brown StazOn ink
  • Strathmore water color paper 9x12 pad
  • Simply Art water color set
  •  Walnut Stain Distress Ink
  • Gold Stickles
  • Sizzex Circle Die Set