Sunday, October 22, 2017

Avery with Bear Friend

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


I picked up on the sentiment and the red/green holly and then went from there to create this:



The image is from The Paper Nest Dolls, called Avery with Bear Friend.  So cute!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Now, get to making your Christmas cards and JOIN us!  :)

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Be Brave, Be Bold, Be YOU

Posting a card today made with the FuN Fashions 2 stamps from Elizabeth Craft Designs!  Here's what I did:


I was in the mood to just color!  I started by creating the background.  I stamped the purse, glasses, hat, and pocketbook onto a piece of white cardstock and colored with the following Copic markers:

R81, R83, B12, B14, Y26, Y28, C1, C3

The dress is colored with R81, R83, and R85 with B14 bows.  I die cut it with the coordinating dies and added it to a Stitched Circles die stamped with a sentiment from Fashionable Phrases.  I added some Nuvo drops in a random pattern.

Then I colored around the images with BG000.  I added some white polka dots with the Kiriwina Wink white pearl marker.  Here's a close-up:


Thanks for stopping by.  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Designer Challenge - Christmas

It's time for a new Designer Challenge over at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  This month is about Christmas!  There's a $20 gift card available to win over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  All you have to do is answer the question on their blog - What are your favorite projects to create during the Christmas season?

Here's what I did:



LLLLLLove the Unconventional Xmas paper that is (fairly) new at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I embellished that Pillow Box with Handles (so easy to make!) with a simple Stitched circle stamped with the Holiday Trees & Ornaments stamps.  I finished off my box with a bow of crinkle seam binding ribbon.

The card is made with more of the Unconventional Xmas paper and embellished with "snow hills" made from the Adventure Edges dies.  Then I added a tree, again from the Holiday Trees & Ornaments set that I cut with the coordinating dies, and stamped with a sentiment from the Holiday Cheer set.

I only used a few Copics on my creations - YG61, C1, and E31 for the trees and the tiny owl, and Y15 for the birds.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Merry Christmas - Square Style

Today is my day at the Dare 2B Artzy blog!  I'm featuring a Christmas card today using stamps that normally would not say "Christmas" - but they did to me, so why not?!?  The set is from the Totally Tracy line at Dare 2B Artzy - called Be There or Be Square.


I used Copic markers YG61 and YG63 for the leaves, colored the flowers with R24, R27 and R29 and filled in the background with B00.  The flower square was stamped twice, and I fussy cut three of the flowers in one square to use as embellishments.  The sentiment is from the Penguin Fun stamps, and the paper is from the Holly Days Paper Collection.  

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Letters to the North Pole

I've got a card over at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog today that shows this fun Christmas card using the Letters to North Pole Digital Stamp:



Seriously so much fun to color!  I used the following Copics:

Skin:  E000, E01, E11, BV20
Hair:  E23, E25, E27
Clothes and Penguin:  R81, R83, R85, B12, B14, B16, C1, C3, C5, YR14
Birdy:  Y15, Y18,
Mailbox:  C1, C3, C5, E31, E33, R27, R29, Y15, Y18

The paper is from Dare 2B Artzy, and I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies - Stitched Rectangles.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Monday, October 9, 2017

Christmas Apron

A couple weeks ago, Elizabeth Craft Designs did a Winter Sweater blog hop.  That got me to thinking about what other dies I could stamp on....so I gave the ECD apron a try:


Fun, huh?  Makes me wonder what other dies I can stamp on?!?  I'll be trying some things for sure. The paper is, I believe, from Echo Park.  The rest of my supplies are below.

Thank you for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Purple and Silver Ornaments

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges!  This challenge is a great way to be inspired to always make sure you're not doing Christmas cards at the very last minute!  Here's the always optional challenge:


I used Heartfelt Creations paper and the Elizabeth Craft Designs Winter Sweater Die to create this:



So FuN!  LoVe this die.  Thanks for stopping by today!  Now, get to making your Christmas cards and JOIN us!  :)

Craftily yours,

Karen