Sunday, December 10, 2017

Celebrate The Joys Of Christmas


My new Altenew Build A Flower: Poinsettia has been patiently awaiting my attention. Today we were blessed with our first snowfall here in New Jersey (Northeastern US). So lovely to have snow when everything is decorated for Christmas. I spent much of the day in my craft room and I finally broke out the poinsettia. I inked it twice in reds then greens. I put it together with a bit of gold glitter paper, a stencil-embossed background and a piece of patterned paper using Freshly Made Sketches #316 for my layout, and this card was born. 


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Stamping + dry embossing with stencil and die cutting. 




Friday, December 8, 2017

I Love You More Than Sushi



Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge is up and running. I decided to take a break from Christmas with this card that I created for my son't 18th birthday. He is a big sushi lover, as am I, hence the theme. The sentiment inside is "I hope you have sushi great day!" printed from my computer.

The winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

Please head over the the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge and see what the wonderful Design Team has created for your inspiration.  Get your creative juices flowing nad make something to share in the gallery!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Merry Christmas


Time Out #98 Home Sweet Home Challenge is up and running. The inspiration is below.

 
I went with a very simple design done with dry and heat embossing. Image and sentiment are done with Stamp Simply Oh Christmas Tree Stamp Set.

Uniko is our sponsor for this challenge. The winner will receive a $15.00 voucher to spend in the Uniko Shop.

Guest Designer for both the challenge and reminder posts is Sarah Gray of Funky Fossil Designs. Sarah has a wonderful style that is sure to spark your imagination, so please do yourself a favor and visit her blog.

Please hop on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and see what the awesome Design Team has created for your inspiration. Get your craft on and create a card to link up and play along with us at Time Out Challenges.

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ANY holiday card can be linked up.



Monday, December 4, 2017

Joy To The World



December has arrived, and it's time for a new set of challenges at Happy Little Stampers

The December Christmas Challenge is Anything goes with an optional twist of stencil. 

I went for the twist in a new-to-me way. I used the Inked Stencil Dry Embossing technique that you can check out HERE. For the background, I inked the Hero Arts Festive Star and Bauble stencil with Delicata Golden Glitz ink and ran it through my Cuttlebug. The sentiment is done with Winnie & Walter's In A Word: Joy Cutaway and PTI Luxe Gold Adhesive paper along with part of a sentiment from Impression Obsession Clear Stamps Peace On Earth set.

The winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the Happy Little Stampers shop! Check out all the details HERE.

Please head on over to the Happy Little Stampers December Christmas Challenge and check out the gorgeous creations by the Design Team. Soak in some inspiration and create a holiday card and link it up in the gallery for a chance to win!

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ANY holiday card can be linked up.



Heavy Metal Holiday


Anything Goes


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Believe

This card was born of items from my new Christmas stash, some experimenting with watercolor backgrounds and my new Kuretake Pearl and Starry paints, and a wonderful combination of challenges for inspiration.

Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts Holiday Florals Bold Prints Cling, SSS Believe.
Accessories: SSS Believe dies, SSS Rose Gold Embossing Powder, PTI Banner Die, Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl & Starry Water Colors, Fun Foam.
Paper: PTI Limeade Ice, Tim Holtz Destress Watercolor Cardstock, DCWV Foiled Cardstock.  
Ink: VersaMark.


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Sunday, November 26, 2017

I Can Smell Autumn

It's Thanksgiving weekend here in the US. It is by far my most favorite holiday - all about gratitude and sharing and taking time out to breathe and enjoy. I'm sneaking in with one more autumn themed card before the onslaught of "all Christmas all the time". I did a watercolor wash with autumn colors, added some splatters and stamped this wonderful image from Stampendous Pen Patterned Leaves embossed in gold. The sentiment is from So Suzy. I love the way it turned out.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Grateful


There's a new Inspired By Words challenge up at Time Out Challenges with a theme of gratitude. 


Challenge #97 runs from Thursday, November 23rd to Wednesday, December 6th. The challenge is sponsored by STAMPlorations. Winner will receive a gift voucher to the STAMPloraions Store. Check the Time Out Blog for all the details.

Our awesome Guest Designer is Izzy of Izzy Scrap. She is a wonderfully talented designer, and you are sure to be inspired by her works.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenges Blog to see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. Create something based on our inspiration and play along with us. I can't wait to see how you are inspired by these words...

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