Friday, 28 November 2014

Cute Christmas card with Newton's Nook

Here today with yet another Christmas card! I'm just having so much fun creating them, now I just need to get them all ready to send out to family and friends. Hope you're all enjoying getting ready for the holiday season! I have a simple but cute card here today. Another one using this adorable set from Newton's Nook. I will also be playing along with the Newton's Nook, Inky Paws Christmas themed challenge.
I did some masking here. I stamped the cute little cat on some Simon says stamp 150 lb cardstock first and then colored with Copics markers. I then stamped the kitty again on some scratch paper and cut it out, temporary adhered it on top of the already stamped kitty imaged and then stamped the woodgrain stamp on top and also blended some of the same ink on it and removed the mask. I added the little brad on the side to make that little panel look like a door. Whenever I look at that cute cat hanging from the wreath, that's all I can think of, is it hanging from a door:) 
The rest is pretty simple, adhered that part on a white card base. Stamped the sentiment on some blue colored cardstock and adhered it on. That's it :)

Inky Paws Challenge #16 - Christmas Theme - Newton's Nook Designs

Stamp sets:
Newton's Holiday Mischief by Newton's Nook
Sentiment is from Decorate your Holidays by Hero Arts
Cardstock - Baja breeze from Stampin up
Oh and the woodgrain is just a random stamp I purchased at Michaels, with no company name.

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Hope your all enjoying your holiday crafting!!:)

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Holliday Joy Card Using Cricut

Hello! Here with another Holiday card today!
A simple one, I made using my Cricut. I used the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge (my favorite). There is a 'phrase' option with each critter. With the reindeer critter there is this JOY phrase. One of the images has the snow flake in it and the other option is just for the solid JOY cut out. I cut the JOY 'phrase' 3 times, once using the snowflake option and the other 2 with the solid JOY option.
I adhered some silver sparkle cardstock behind the snowflake and then adhered this piece on top of one the solid JOY images I cut. The second solid JOY piece needs to be scored an inch or so at the top so the card can open easily, once that is done both pieces can be adhered together.
I did cut out a circle piece to add in the inside O portion of the card to write on but this step can be avoided if you use a light enough color of cardstock for your card base.
I decorated the outside with some snowflake stamping using the Making Frosty Friends stamp set from Lawn fawn.

I did some stamping in the inside of the card with a nice message so all I have to do is write to: and from: for a quick card:)

Cardstock used:
Baja Breeze by Stampin up
Midnight Muse by Stampin up
Baja Breeze by Stampin up
Frost White by Color Box
Wild Hare by Color Box
Old Olive by Stampin up 
Fired Brick Distress Ink (2nd generation) by Ranger/Tim Holtz

Stamp set used inside:
Pretty Patches:Christmas by W plus 9

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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Krafty Christmas

Here with a kraft Christmas card today. I made this card for The Card Concept Krafty Christmas Challenge. This is a new challenge blog for me and I'm glad I found it! The designers are very inspirational and I love the idea of making a card to a certain style.

I have made what I believe would go into the clean and layered category.

I once again used Pretty Patches Christmas stamp set from W plus 9. Same set I used on my last post but with a completely different look.

Products used:
The cardstock is Crumb Cake from Stampin up.
The white cardstock is shimmer white from Michaels,
Silver stickles from Ranger inside of the hearts.
Embossing folder is from Stampin up(& Sizzix)
Ink:Frost white from Color box and onyx black Versafine

Stamp set:
Pretty Patches:Christmas by W plus 9

Thanks for browsing:)

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Hope,Love, Joy Holiday Card with W plus 9 and Stampin up

Another Holiday card! Can't help myself, I have so much fun making Christmas cards.
Ok so this card I very much cased from a card that I found on a video from Paper Trey Ink. It was from a few years ago but I favorited the card on youtube and when I purchased this stamp set from W plus 9, I thought it was the perfect set to do this reflection technique and card with. W plus 9 is totally new to me in the stamp set product world but I very much loved this little set so I will have to search for more sets from them:)
You can find the original card here from Papertrey ink.
The reflection technique is also shared at the above link but is very easy to do. Just stamp the sentiment on acetate and then press acetate onto paper:)

Card stock is Smoky Slate by Stampin up.

Island Indigo by Stampin up
Fired Brick Distress Ink by Tim Holtz
Old Olive by Stampin up
and Black Versafine

Oh and the little ampersand I cut out with Cricut.

Stamps:Pretty Patches: Christmas by W plus 9
The snowflakes are from the Endless wishes stamp set by Stampin up

Monday, 17 November 2014

Thinking of you card with Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts.

Here with a simple 'Thinking of you" card. The flower makes me think of a "Get well" card but would be good for a sympathy card as well.
I started off with a white card base and cut some Sahara Sand card stock by Stampin up slightly smaller then the base. I embossed this piece with an embossing folder from Sizzix through my cuddle bug.
I stamped my image from Lawn fawn with Memento black ink. I stamped this on Simon Says Stamp 120lb cardstock. I like to uses this cardstock when I'm coloring with Copic markers. I tend to use thinner white cardstock everywhere else on my card unless i'm coloring, then  this stuff is lovely!
Once the coloring was done, I did some black dash lines around the edge and adhered it on my card.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts, I stamped and cut this separately also added some dash lines and adhered it on to the card, and added some pearls randomly to finish it off:)

Copic markers used:
Petals: Y11 Y13 E33                                                 
Flower middle: E31 E33 E55
Stem/Leave: YG03 YG63
Vase: G000 G00
Around Flower: B0000

Cardstock used:
Sahara Sand by Stampin up
Simon Says Stamp 120lb base weight

Embossing folder is from Sizzix and once again I do not know what it is called, sorry:(

Stamp sets:

Our Friendship Grows by Lawn Fawn
A Special Note of Thanks by Hero Arts

Thanks so much for looking! 

Have a lovely day:)

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Hero Arts Holliday card #2

Another Christmas card to share today:)
I made this for the Hero Arts Holliday Challenge.  There are a few categories for this challenge. This card is for the "Mad About Metallics" category.
I used the wreath of leaves stamp set by Hero Arts. I stamped it with versa mark ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder, using my heat gun.
The sentiment is also from Hero Arts and is from the set decorate your holidays.
I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment with Versafine on vellum paper. I folded the sides underneath the card stock.
I had a little package of pearls from Simon says stamp that they send to you with your order sometimes, it was perfect with the assortment of sizes to randomly put some around this wreath.

The gold embossing is more visible in this picture.

Card stock used: Cherry cobbler and Old olive from Stampin up.
The punch used on the bottom is a border punch also from Stampin up.

Decorate your Hollidays by Hero Arts
Wreath of Leaves by Hero Arts

Thanks for looking!!:)

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

DIY Wedding - Guest tree

Hello! Another DIY wedding project. This one a little more complicated then the others I have posted. Complicated isn't the word actually, It's not nearly as hard as it looks even if your not crafty more like time consuming. Anyways, getting into it! An alternative to a guest book! I love the thumb print tree idea also but kinda messy with ink and such so decided to do it this way and then everyone can sign a leaf instead:)

So first off I painted the canvas all over with the color of my choose which in my case was grey. I just bought acrylic paint from the dollar store, the one i bought was too dark so i just added white paint until i got the color I liked. Wait for it to dry of course before moving on to the next step.
Ok, so I am not a drawer or an artist by any means! Seriously, I can't make stick figures look good, I'm crafty but not at all when it comes to drawing! I am saying this because the next step is to sketch a tree onto canvas. As I said I can't draw so I googled drawings of tree images and the sketched this tree and branches (not the leaves) on the canvas with pencil, in case i had to erase anything, which I did multiple times. It wasn't actually that hard to do following a sketch and it didn't turn out so bad. 
I then took a skinny paint brush, again just a simple one from the dollar store, and outlined all the tree and branched with white paint and then filled it all in with a larger paint brush. I found outlining the area first made it easier to control without getting the paint out of the lines. Of course i did in some areas so I just went over them with the grey out side color and you could never tell that I got white paint on the background.
So next is to do the leaves. I got different sized leaves out with my Cricut and used the negative. Then simply put it when I wanted the leaves to go and painted in with white (again easier to do with small/skinny brush for more control and less mistakes). You could also do this with a stencil or a negative of a paper punch you may have.
The names and date I did the same way, again cut with Cricut and used negatives and colored in with the white paint. Again you can uses letter stencils for this step.
The birds I actually did from a stamp set (I can't remember which one, sorry!) and painted over with purple paint and outlined with black sharpie. The heart is from a heart punch and again used the negative and colored in with purple paint. Once that dried I simply just did our initials with a black sharpie. And that's it! All done.
I purchased the fine tip sharpie pens for guests to sign their names into the leaves and that worked perfectly fine. :) 
Hope you enjoyed. 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Hero Arts Holiday Card

Hello again!
Here with another Holiday card. I can't help but anything but holiday cards right now. Also getting started on Christmas crafts and crafty gifts as well. So much fun!
I made this card kind of as a copy of a card I have done in the past, I wasn't blogging at that time so you can check out that card on my Flickr here.
I made it into a Christmas version. I just liked the simplicity of it and then the random stitching on the border.

And I will also take part of Hero Arts Holiday Challenge. Entering this in the category of  'Anything Goes'.

I stamped the tree in Lucky Limeade ink by Stampin up. The cardstock Island Indigo from Stampin up as well in the ink around the edge. I used liquid pearls in tiny dots as the popcorn or beads on the tree and little gems as ornaments (that don't picture well).
The stitching I just did with a normal sewing machine just randomly twisting and turn as I went around the cards. 

Decorate your Holidays by Hero Arts
Traditional Christmas Tree

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Sunday, 2 November 2014

DIY Wedding - Table numbers

Another DIY wedding project today. Just really simple table numbers and "I spy" cards for photos (another pinterest idea ofcourse). These were really easy and inexpensive to make and a little different then the typical wedding table numbers.

I started off with one of these plastic photo frames that I bought from the dollar store.

 On one side I did the table numbers. I printed these on shimmery white paper (not noticeable in the picture) from my printer. I decided to type out the words of the table numbers rather than just the number just because i liked the look of it. Under each table number I put my favorite love quotes or song , or below a quote from movies (the notebook ofcourse, hehe) and then just glued gems (also purchased from the dollar store) around the frame. It comes with adhesive on the back already but I was worried they would fall off so I glue gunned it all on.

 On the other side of the table numbers I made an "I spy" game for photos. Again just printed it off from my printer, using different colored inks to match my purple color scheme and just adhered sparkly paper strips I cut, around the edges and voila cheap but cute table numbers.