Sunday, March 26, 2017

Mittens

It's time for a new at Christmas Card Challenges.  Challenges are always optional....so all you have to do to join us is to create some fun holiday inspiration.  Here's the current challenge:


Mittens, huh?  LOL, I have hundreds of stamps and could find precisely one with mittens.  This one is a snow peep from Unity Stamp Company:



Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Friday, March 24, 2017

2017 Coffee Lover's Hop



Dare 2B Artzy is a super sponsor on this year's Spring Coffee Lover's hop.  I created a card for the hop today using the Dare 2B Artzy Perk Up Set along with Fields of Joy paper.  Be sure to check out Dare 2B Artzy's blog today, you'll see the FuN variety of stamps that ARE available for all of us coffee lovin' crafty peeps!


I am also giving away a blog candy prize for anyone who gives our Facebook page a "like" - here and comes back and tells me you did.  Leave me a way to contact you please or check back on 3/31/17.  I don't know yet what will be in the prize, but I promise it'll be good :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Be Bold

It's my day over at Dare 2B Artzy, and today, I'm sharing a card that stretched my creative boundaries a bit using Totally Tracy Chipboard and the Be Bold Stamps.


For the background, I used a TH stencil with distress ink in Fossilized Amber and Dried Marigold.  For the flower, I used TH distress paints in Spun Sugar and Dried Marigold.  The Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black ink stamped that dark pretty flower image, and the center is Nuvo Drops.  I painted the whole flower with crackle paint.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Before you leave, be sure to "like" the Dare 2B Artzy Facebook Page!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fabulous Florals

It's time for a new Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge.  These challenges are given to the designers, and they are SUCH fun.  This month's challenge is called Fabulous Florals.  Be sure to stop by the design team blog post to see what gorgeous creations have been made by my design team sisters.  


For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a "Fabulous Flowers" prize pack to three winners. This give away will include:  Joset Designs Pinwheel; Els van de Burgt Flower Cluster 1; Susan's Garden Tulip 2; A Way with Stencils -Butterfly Kaleidoscope Stencil; Krista Schneider Spring Blooms Stamp & Die set and ModaScrap Happy Flowers.

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What is your favorite springtime flower?”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 24 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

My card today features a FuN stamp called Spring Blooms and a new stencil called A Way with Stencils - Dotty:



So much FuN with this card, and I really love how it turned out!  The flower is colored with Copic markers:  BG02, BG05, BG07, G40, G43, and G46 with touches of Y18.  I cut it out with the Spring Blooms Coordinating Dies.  

For the stencil, I used distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber and Broken China.  The butterfly is also an Elizabeth Craft Designs die that I cut in soft finish white cardstock and then inked up with the same distress inks.  The frame is a Beaded Oval Frames die cut of Soft Sky Soft Finish cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Love Sentiments Dies.  For this one, I just inked the bottom to get that fun ombre effect.  To finish off the card, I added some pearls, lace and ribbon.

My supplies list is below.  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

SUPPLIES:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SMILE if you LoVe Cute Bears!

I'm  loving all the stamps over at Elizabeth Craft Designs....and I've purchased a whole slew of their fun dies too!  Today, I used the cute bear in the Zoo Babies set to create this:



The bear is colored with E41, E42, E43, E44, RV66 and RV69.  I splattered some Dylusions ink on the background and dabbed my colorless blender into RV66 to add the color to the flowers.  I also used RV66 to create the dot pattern on the "Smile" die-cut sentiment (that I cut three times and glued together to add dimension).

The circle background die is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I adhered a piece of clear-double sided adhesive to the paper before die-cutting it.  Then....I added some of the beautiful fine glitter.  Here's a short video to show you the pretty goodness of the glitter:




My full supplies list is below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

ECD Products Used:
Zoo Babies Stamps
Zoo Babies Dies
Circles Die
Silk Microfine Glitter, Cool Diamond
Smile Die
Bunch of Flowers 4 Dies
Clear Double-Sided Adhesive Sheet
Clear Double-Sided Adhesive, 6mm
Soft-Finish Cardstock, 85lb, white
Soft-Finish Cardstock, Dark Fuschia

Supplies from my Stash Used:
Copic Markers
Sequins
Prills
Black Ink

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Silver and Gold

It's time for a new at Christmas Card Challenges.  Challenges are always optional....so all you have to do to join us is to create some fun holiday inspiration.  Christmas is still over 9 months away, but getting them done early helps avoid the rush!


From this photo, I was inspired by the pretty silver and gold and made this card:



The stamp is from Polkadoodles, and the paper is from Basic Grey, Aspen Frost.  Isn't she just the cutest little princess??!  The Copic markers I used were:

Skin:  E000, E00, E11, E93, BV20
Gold:  Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Silver:  C1, C3
Cape:  G40, G43
Hair:  E50, E31, E33

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Happy Birthday, Chickie

Hi Everyone, it's my day over at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog.  Today, I created a card

This month, I used the Avery with Bird Nest stamp to create this:



I seriously LoVe these dolls!  She is colored with:

Hair:  E50, E53, E55
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R21, BV20
Outfit:  YR00, YR02, R81, R83, R85
Birdie and Nest:  E41, E43, Y15, Y18, Y00, Y02, YR14, YG03, YG06

The paper is from Heartfelt Creations, and I created the sentiment on my computer.  I used Elizabeth Craft Designs, Dotted Scallop Ovals and Fitted Ovals to create a frame for the fussy-cut Avery.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen