Friday, October 30, 2015

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch - Santa's Elves - AGAIN!

Hey everyone!  I am on vacation today!  WOOT! WOOT!   So last night I was able to get crafty and get my card done for this week's sketch and posted early!   I had colored up some of the Santa's Elves images up last weekend and had them on my desk.   I had a card idea in my head for this week's sketch and after crafting for about an hour - the card turned out totally different than what I planned.   I took some liberties with the sketch :-)   I pulled out another Birdie Brown set, Jingle all the Way, and colored up the little girl and reindeer and added it to my card.   I just wasn't happy with just the elf on the right hand side and thought he needed some friends - especially with the cute sentiment.

I just love these little elves.    I love their little ears.   I stamped a bunch of them so that I could play around with different colors.     I pulled out a bunch of stuff to make this card.    By the way, have you hoped over to see the new release for November from My Favorite Things?   OMGEE!!!   I still have not used all my stuff from my last month's haul!  

Here are the products that I used.  All products My Favorite Things unless I note otherwise. 
Stamps:  Birdie Brown Santa's Elves, Birdie Brown Jingle all the Way, Snowfall Background, Sketched Chevron Background
Inks: Hybrid Black Licorice, Versamark, SSS Fog
Papers: Red Hot, Summer Splash, Grout Grey, Smooth White, Copic XPress it
Tools: Stitched Mountain Range, Stitched Snow Drifts, Snow Drifts, Blueprints 15, Lawn Fawn Red/White Twine, PPP Sparkling Clear Sequins, Clear Wink of Stella, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Copic Markers, White Sakura Gel Pen 

Here is a close up of those sweet images.   I colored with Copic Markers.   My little elf needed some friends.   The card has a lot of dimension and just love those sparking sequins! 

Hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween!!!  

I am also adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Santa's Elves - My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

Hey everyone!   Hope you are having a great weekend!  I really have not had a lot of time this weekend to make cards but have been coloring up these sweet elves from MFT Birdie Brown's Santa's Elves set.   I was really trying not to order a lot of Christmas stamps but I had to get these.   They are really cut and I just love their ears!   Anyways, I stamped and cut out a bunch of images this week and then when I had a chance, colored a few of them up with my Copic markers.     In between all my running around, I managed to get this card finished for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge this week.  

I colored a set of these elves in traditional Christmas colors.   (Look out later this week for some of them colored in turquoise and blue! )  I stamped the Wild Cherry card stock with the Stripes Background and then cut out the panel with Blueprints 13 to put a stitched border around the panel.    I then cut a circle with the Circles 2 Stax and then added another cut out with the Stitched Dot Circle to give another peek of the Sour Apple card stock behind the red panel.

The Stitched Dot Circle pattern adds some dimension and interest to the card don't you think?   The panel behind is stamped with the new Sketched Chevron Background with Sour Apple Hybrid Ink and then cut the panel with Blueprints 2 to add a nice layer behind the Red Hot card stock.   

The images were colored in with Copic markers and then popped up on several layers of dimension foam tape and stacked on top of a tag that was cut using the MFT Tag Talk die set.    A scrap of Sour Apple card stock and red and white bow add some nice accents.   The sentiment is stamped from the new set Hand Lettered Holiday (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!)  I added some Christmas Red Stickles to the berries and covered the trim on the hat and stocking with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. 

Here is a list of supplies used to make this card: 

Stamps:  MFT BB Santa's Elves, Hand Lettered Holiday, Striped Background, Sketchy Chevron Background
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Sour Apple, Red Hot, Versafine Onyx Black
Papers: MFT Wild Cherry, Sour Apple, Smooth White, Recollections White(Base)
Tools: MFT Circle 2 Stax, Stitched Dot Circle, Blueprints 2 and 13, Tag Talk, Christmas Red Stickles,  Lawn Fawn Red/White Twine, Wink of Stella Clear, White Sakura Gel Pen

The sketch for this card was for the past's week My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 251.

Thanks for stopping by!   

Hope you have an awesome week!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thank you from the Whole Herd!

My son asked me to create a card for his coach as their JV season is over for his High School Competition Cheer team.  So immediately, I thought of the Whole Herd stamp set from Birdie Brown at My Favorite Things.   This is probably one of my favorite stamps to play with because I just love all the cute little animals.   The card needed to be pretty big for everyone to sign.    I love making cards when I have a specific person in mind for the card.  I don't know about you but for me that makes it much easier for me to create when I have someone specific.  He is on the Varsity Team too and I already got my mind going with a card for that coach as she loves Pandas!

I pulled out all my accessory dies and got to crafting!  

I colored up the girl from Birdie Brown's Green Pastures with the same hair coloring as the coach and went about making her crew up for her.     I had so much fun coloring all these images.  I think they are so darned cute.    HINT:  when I color one image and go ahead and color a second one too.   That way when I need to make another card, my images are already colored and I can crafty in speedy time versus it taking me all day to make one card.   This card was done over like four nights.    I have very little time in the week to really craft.  

The sentiment was white heat embossed combing a greeting from a Mama Elephant set (Thank You) and a greeting from the Whole Herd set.    

This was one Monster Card to create as it needed to be big enough for all the kids to sign and write some love for the coach.  I have forgotten the dimensions of the card but I used a whole sheet of 8 1/2" by 11" of card stock and then scored in half.   I may have trimmed a smidgen off but I cannot say for sure.   I know that I needed to make a special envelope for it to fit in!   

Stamps:   MFT BB Green Pastures, Whole Herd, Mama Elephant Bear Hugs
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Distress Tumbled Glass, Versamark
Papers: Recollections (Card Base), MFT Red Hot, Sour Apple, Smooth White, Copic Xpess it
Tools: All MFT Barn, Grassy Fields, Rolling Hills, Flat Bottom Clouds, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Sakura White Gel Pen, Clear Wink of Stella, Copics

I am entering this card in to the Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog for Monster Mash Challenge.  This was one Monster Card that I created!  

Thanks for stopping by!   I hope that you have a fantastic Friday!  Woot! Woot! 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge - Too Cute to spook!

The current challenge at Lawnscaping is to create a cute Halloween card.   The challenge is Too cute to spook.   I pulled out my Monster Mash stamp set and colored up a rainbow of cute little monsters.   This is an adorable set.     

I first started off by creating a watercolor background using of course - Purple! for a cute Halloween card.    Once the background was dry, I used MFT Blueprints 13 to cut my main pain and provide some stitching detail on the edge.    To ground my monsters, I used a scrap of MFT Steel Grey card stock and stamped with a MFT Linen Background stamp with MFT Steel Grey ink.   I used the same Blueprints 13 to cut the ground with the same stitching details as the panel.   

Each of the monsters was colored with Copic Markers and then cut with the coordinating die.   I added detail with my Colorless blender, some dot details with the Copic markers and then my Sakura White Gel Pen.   

I used a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp Costumed Pets for my sentiment and then added a nice thick layer of Glossy Accents to make it sparkle.   

Thanks for stopping by!   Please visit the Lawnscaping challenge and take a look at all the fantastic cards created!   

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 19, 2015

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Tacky Christmas Sweater

I had fun creating my version of the tacky Christmas sweater using some new goodies that I got from My Favorite Things.   I used the sketch as a starting point and changed it up a little bit to work with my idea that I had in mind.  

I used my new stamp set called Winter Wonderland and the Comfy Sweater die.   I made my own sweater with the cute little snowman and then colored the sweater with Copic markers and added detail with my Sakura White Gel Pen and Wink of Stella Clear marker.   

All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted: 
Stamps:  Winter Wonderland
Inks: Versamark, Hybrid Black Licorice
Papers: Red Hot, Smooth White, SU Basic Black, Farm Fresh Gingham Pack
Tools: Comfy Sweater, Pinking Edge Rectangle Stax, Blueprints 13, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Sakura White Gel Pen, Wink of Stella Clear

The cute sweater die comes with accents to add cuffs to the sweater which make it just so darn cute! 

Thanks for stopping by!   

Sunday, October 11, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge

When I saw this sketch, I knew that I would be pulling out some oldies but goodies stamp supplies for this card!    

I used an old Martha Stewart Owl punch that scores and cuts the image.   I cut it out of some old texture black card stock and colored the tops of the images with my Wink of Stella Clear glitter brush.   I pulled out an older MFT Pure Innocence Owl costume stamp set for the sentiment.   I heat embossed in white with Versamark ink on some Tangy Orange Card stock from MFT and cut out with a banner from MFT Blueprints 12.   I used some First Edition paper that is retired from Stampin UP! and flicked some orange paint onto the paper to tie to the orange banner and placed it on a top fold card out of Stampin UP! basic black card stock.   

I just loved how it turned out.   (happy face!) 

Close up photo below to see the dimension from the Owl punch.  

Thanks for stopping by!   

Feeling like fall - My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

Happy Fall!   The leaves are just starting to turn on the trees.   I love this time of year.    If only it would last a little longer and hold off on the cold!     I was waiting for my MFT order to arrive and the ship notice indicated that it would be delivered on Saturday but by the end of the day the status had changed with no delivery date...... (sad face).   I was really hoping to use some of my new stamps/dies this weekend but still waiting on the package to arrive with no update on when it will be delivered-  I hope that they haven't lost it!    I had a big order - it was the holiday release!  

Anyways, I used the Pure Innocence Thankful Friend.   I had no idea where I was going with this so I just stamped and colored a couple of the same images and then picked my favorite and built my card around the image.  Not the easiest way to do it but I really had not planned anything out.    To create the background, I stamped some MFT Chocolate Brown card stock with some MFT Hybrid Black Licorice ink to make a flannel background using the Gingham Background Stamp.     I cut the three strips using MFT Blueprints 2 out of Blueberry card stock.     I cut a panel with Whip Cream card stock using the Double Stitched rectangle stack.      My image was colored with Copic Markers on Copic Xpress it card stock.   The panel for the image was stamped with Grout Grey dye ink using the Sweater Stitched background.   The greeting was embossed with Hero Arts White Embossing powder.

All products were My Favorite Things unless I note otherwise below:

Stamps:  PI Thankful Friend, Gingham Background Sweater Stitched Background
Inks: Hybrid Black Licorice, Grout Grey Dye, Versamark
Papers: Grout Grey, Chocolate Brown, Blueberry, Whip Cream, Copic Xpress it
Tools: Blueprints 2, PI Thankful friend die, Double stitched rectangle stax

Thanks for stopping by!  

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Birthday Bears and Simple Copic Coloring

Here is another card I made using the simple Copic coloring with a sketchy look.    Super quick and easy!   I kinda like it, sure takes the pressure off of blending!

Stamps:  Birdie Brown Birthday Bears, Confetti Backgroung
Inks: Hybrid Hot Fudge, Versamark, SSS Mint
Papers:  Smooth White, Copic Xpress It
Tools:  Stitched Oval Frames, BB Birthday Bear dies, Mister Huey Opaque White Spray Mist,  Copic Opaque White, Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Simple Copic Coloring - Birthday Bears

For World Card Making day, I had the opportunity to create several cards.   I saw this card on My Favorite Things blog and used it for some inspiration.   In this instance, less coloring of the images is better.  I used one color and really just scribbled the color on.  No shading!    The bears were super easy as I just really outlined the images and put some color on for the cheeks.  For the background, I sponged Simon Says Stamp dye ink in Hot Mama and Teeny Bikini on smooth white card stock and then spritzed with the Mister Huey spray and set aside to dry.     I layered the ink piece with the oval frame and layered some plaid paper underneath to add some more color and interest to the card.    I loved the sketch look of the coloring and it was super quick and simple.    I am seeing more and more sketchy coloring on cards!   I love the look.     I am entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge blog Anything Goes and World Card Making post.  

All products used were from My Favorite Things unless I indicate otherwise: 

Stamps:  Birdie Brown Birthday Bears
Inks: Hybrid Hot Fudge, Versamark, SSS Hot Mama and Teeny Bikini 
Papers:  Smooth White, Copic Xpress It, Plaid Pattern Paper Pack
Tools:  Stitched Oval Frames, BB Birthday Bear dies, Mister Huey Opaque White Spray Mist, Pierced Fishtail Flag Stax, Ranger Liquid Pearl Embossing Powder, Copic Markers

I will have some more cards to share this week from my World Card Making weekend! 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Happy Sunday! Harvest Blessing

I hope you had a great weekend!   Happy Belated World Card Making Day!    I made several cards yesterday and first up is the one that I did for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge.   Have you seen the October release?   Oh my, it is fabulous.    I just love their designs.     For my card that I am sharing today, I used the Birdie Brown Harvest Mouse set again!   This set is absolutely sweet and I just love those little mice.    I took a little liberty with the sketch and made a landscape card.

I colored the mice with Copic Markers and used a gingham plaid background to add some interest to the sky for my scene.  I layered the frame on with some foam tape to give a little dimension to my card.

Stamps:   MFT Birdie Brown Harvest Mouse, Gingham Background
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, SSS Sea Glass
Papers: MFT Tangy Orange, Sour Apple, Smooth white, Sno Cone, Copic Xpress it 
Tools: MFT Inside & Out stitched rectangle stax, BB Harvest Mouse dies, Grassy Fields, Picket Fence 

Thanks for stopping by!