Sunday, May 21, 2017

Thinking of You

EEeeek!  I love paper!  And I just got some fabulous NEW paper from Elizabeth Craft Designs!  I just had to cut into it!  Really, no choice!

Today's card features the paper, Cucina with Love and is filled with yummy colors and images, like this:


This paper screamed to me to use the FuN Tea Time Clear Stamps, also from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I stamped the cup, masked it, then stamped the stack of cookies.  I colored the image with Copic markers:  Y21, Y23, YG03, YG06, YG61, R81, R83, R85, R30, G40.  I stamped the sentiment on the edge of a Fitted Oval die cut.  To finish off the card, I added some lace, twine, pearls and a button.

Elizabeth Craft Designs -
Other –
Lace
Copic Markers
Pop Tape
Black ink
Pearls


Twine


Wreath with Kitties

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges!  Here's the always optional challenge:




I found an adorable digital image from East Wind Digital Stamps and made a CAS card using it.  Here's what I did:


The background papers and sentiment are from Heartfelt Creations.  I colored the cute image with Copic markers:  E31, E33, E35, R24, R27, R29, Y21, Y23, Y26, G43, G47, C1, C3, W0, W2, R81, YG61 and YG63.  I added some fun Katarina Wink dots in silver and gold and finished the card out with a couple corner pearls.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bird-Day Thanks

Today, I'm posting a card made with FuN products from Elizabeth Craft Designs!  Here's what I made:


Those adorable birdies are from the Bird-day Party stamps and are die cut with the coordinating dies. They are colored with Copic Markers:
BG72, BG75, BG78, YG61, YG63, YG67, YR14, Y26, Y28

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

Craftily yours,

Karen

SUPPLIES:

Monday, May 15, 2017

Slider Challenge

Happiness is Designer Challenge Day over at Elizabeth Craft Designs.

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away Joset Designs Sliders & Spinners die set to 3 winners. 

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us " What Elizabeth Craft Designs image would you make spin or slide?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, May 19 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Els did a fantastic video showing how these are created - here.  I used the adorable bear in the Zoo Babies set to create this:



The bear is colored with E41, E42, E43, E31, E33, E35, BG53, BG57 and YR14.  He is attached to the double-penny slider mechanism, and I added a bead-string die cut for some extra flourish.  The paper is ALL-NEW paper from Elizabeth Craft Designs, called Manly Man.  Fantastic paper for masculine cards!

And of course, what slider/spinner blog post would be complete without a really short video showing the magic of the spin.



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

Craftily yours,

Karen

ECD Products Used:
Manly Man Paper
Zoo Babies Stamps
Zoo Babies Dies
Sliders and Spinners Dies
Dream Sentiments Stamps
Clear Double-Sided Adhesive, 6mm
Bead Strings 2 Dies

Supplies from my Stash Used:
Copic Markers
Pearls
Black Ink

Thursday, May 11, 2017

LoVe You, Mr. Fish

Today's my day over at the Dare 2B Artzy Blog!  I recently got the Distress Oxide inks and could not wait to play with them.  And today is my oldest son's birthday!  He's a whopping 24 years old.  So hard to believe since I'm only 29!
Here's what I made for his birthday using the Restore the Soul Stamps:

LoVe the inks and love that fishy.  I decorated my card with Cattails Die and adorned it Love You Die cut (that I also colored up with Oxide inks)!  The colors I used to color Mr. Fish were:  YG03, YG05, Y13, Y15, BG02, BG05, R81, R83, YG61, YG63
  
I really love all the fun detail on Dare 2B Artzy Stamps.  They are so much fun to color.
Have you "liked" us on Facebook yet?!  You should!  There's all kinds of beautiful inspiration.  Be sure to also check out all D2BA's products here!
Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,
Karen

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Roar, Birthday Time

I swear that I never have enough birthday cards, so today, I'm showcasing another one - made with products from Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Here's what I made:


Such a cute lion from the Jungle Cuties set.  Love it.  And that paper is beautiful new paper from ModaScrap carried at Elizabeth Craft Designs called Manly Man!  Perfect for masculine cards.  Love it.  

The lion is colored with:

Face and Body:  E41, E42, E43, E44
Mane:  Y21, Y23, Y26, BG53, BG57, E04, E07, E08

The squares background is created with Garden Patch dies.  The sentiment is cut from the ECD Happy Birthday die.  I cut it three times and glued together to give it some dimension.  And I added a few pearls.

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

Craftily yours,

Karen

SUPPLIES:

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Oh Deer - Happy Holidays

Christmas Card Challenges has a new (and optional) challenge this week.  This week's challenge is a photo challenge.  The photo is a tree with lights and ornaments.


I got inspiration from the lights and the color palette for my card!



Ok, it's a stretch, but I *needed* to use this adorable image from Unity Stamp Company!  The paper is Kaisercraft Home for Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you join us in the challenge!  No time like the present to get a start on those FuN Christmas Cards!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Rainy Days

Northern California (where I'm from) had a whole lotta rain this year, so I thought I'd create a rain-inspired card for my inspiration post over at Paper Nest Dolls!

This sentiment-less card could be used for quite a few occasions.  I used the plain version of Rainy Day Emma to create this:



I super love that sweet frog and that sweet duckling!  I colored with Copics:

Hair:  E21, E23, E25
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R20
Outfit:  Y000, Y00, Y02, R81, R83, BG53, BG57, BG10
Frog:  G14, G16
Duck:  Y15, Y18, YR14
Ground:  BG01, BG02

The rest of the card is a mixture of papers, flowers, lace and jelly dots I had in my stash.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen