Thursday, December 14, 2017

Hoot Hoot - You're a Hoot

Hi Y'all!  Time for me to post over at Dare 2B Artzy!  I absolutely adore the Dare 2B Artzy stamps!  They are seriously so much fun to color!  Many of you know that I have two sons and two step-sons.  That's a whole-lotta-boy to create for!  Today, I made this card using the Dare 2B Artzy Hoot Hoot and Texture A stamps:

I love these owls.  They are so cute.  To make the card, I stamped one of the texture stamps and web embossed it with Ranger gold embossing powder.  I added some distress oxide inks in Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint and sprayed with a bit of water to blend.  I die-cut the background with Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles.  The owl is colored with Copic markers G40, G43, Y26, Y28, E41, and E42.

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Craftily yours,

Karen

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Baby, it IS cold outside! Time for a couple last-minute Christmas cards.  I can't believe Christmas is 12 days away. This FuN pop-up card is made with products from Elizabeth Craft Designs:


On top of the General Pop-Up Dies (which make pop-up cards amazing easy!), I used the Candy Land Clear Stamps and Coordinating Dies.  I used the White Christmas 6x6 paper collection.  I colored up the adorable images with Copics:  E31, E35, B000, B00, B02, G43, G46, R35, R37, R39.  

The flower were made by putting adhesive on soft-finish white cardstock and then covering them with Forest Green glitter.  I added some silver "prill-like" beads from Finnabair and a sentiment from the Christmas Collection.  The pop-ups are mounted on a Dotted Scallop Square (I cut the ends off, so only the top and bottom show the scallop.  The line stickers are called, Borders - Hearts and Flowers. Some lace and Nuvo drops finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Troll Ellie for Christmas

It's my turn to provide a little inspiration for the Paper Nest Dolls December challenge!  I'm excited to be showing this fun Christmas card using one of my favorite Paper Nest Doll images, the Troll Ellie digital stamp:



Ok, ok - they're all my favorite!  I used the following Copics:

Skin:  E000, E01, E11
Hair:  YG11, YG13, YG25
Clothes:  C1, C3, B00, B02
Flower:  R35, R37, R37, G43, G46, Y23, Y26, Y28, E27

The paper is from the Dare 2B Artzy Holly Days collection, and I created those flowers using the Bunch of Flowers 1 dies, 4" Double-Sided Adhesive,  and True Red and Faded Denim glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Have you joined the challenge yet??!  Please do!  We love to see your beautiful creations!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Merry Penguin

Posting a card today using an adorable penguin from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  It's part of the aptly named Penguins Acrylic Clear stamps.


Simple yet sweet.  The penguin is colored with the Copic colors:  B000, B00, B02, C3, C5, C7, G40, G46, R56 and R59.  I used the Fitted and Stitched Fishtail Dies along with the Stitched Fishtail banners.  The paper is from the White Christmas 6x6 paper pack!

Thank you for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Z-Fold Pop-up Christmas

It's my day to post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I was inspired to create a z-fold card by my friend, Sharon, and I decided to add a pop-up into it.  Here's what I did:


 And here's a pic of the card when it's all folded up and the inside from an angle, so you can see the fun dimension.

Full instructions for the card can be found on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  My supplies list is below!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Monday, December 4, 2017

Messy Hair, Don't Care!

It's ALL-NEW challenge day at Paper Nest Dolls Challenges.  The challenges are anything goes.  While we love to see your Paper Nest Doll inspiration, it isn't required.  Join us!  I've been working a lot of Christmas cards and felt like I needed a break.  No better way to take a break from them than to color up Messy Hair Ellie!



I love her long messy hair and her funky outfit.  The colors I chose to color her with are Copics:

Hair:  E23, E25, E27
Skin:  E000, E01, E11, BV00
Clothes:  YG11, YG13, B32, B34, RV63, RV66


The paper is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs, called Fly & Scrap.  I love the funky feel of the paper and thought it was perfect for this doll!  The dies I used from Elizabeth Craft Designs are:  Entwined Hearts, Stitched Circles, Bunch of Flowers 1, and Celebration Flags.

Thanks for stopping by today!  And be sure to join the challenge for your chance at winning a fantastic prize!

Craftily yours,


Karen

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Spirit of the Season

There's a new challenge at Dare 2B Artzy - Spirit of the Season. Show us your holiday creations!  Here's what I made using the Tea 4 Two stamp collection and Holly Days paper along with a sentiment from the Penguin Fun stamps. 



I love the funky feel.  The tea pot and cup are colored with Copic YG11, YG13, YG25, B00, B02, B05, R35, R37, R39, C1 and C3.  I fussy cut them out.  To cut out the handles I just snipped and "glued" it back together.  The Dotted Scallop square and flowers (and glitter) are available at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  

Thanks for stopping by....and do join our challenge!

Craftily yours,

Karen