Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving - Artzy Style

Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all!  I've got a thankful post up today over at Dare 2B Artzy!  Here's that I did using the Embrace and Blissful Blooms stamps:


I first wet embossed the leaves randomly using ranger embossing powder and then inked up the background with Distress Oxide inks in Lucky Clover, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey and Walnut Inks.  I colored the flower with Copics C1, YG00, YG03, YG06, YR12, YR14, YR16, Y13, Y15 and Y18.  I cut the flower in half and used the two halves to frame the sentiment.

Hope you have an ARTZY day!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pop-Ups Designer Challenge

It's time for a new Designer Challenge over at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  We were challenged to use the General Pop-ups die in our creation!  There's a $20 gift card available to win over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  All you have to do is answer a question on their blog!  The question is:  "What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use with the General Pop-ups Die set if you were making a Pop Up Card?"

Be sure to check it out at their blog for your chance to win!

Here's what I did:


Making the inside of your cards extra special is super easy with the pop-up die.  I remember making my first pop-up, all that measuring and creasing.  With this die, it's SO simple to do!

And seriously, how cute is that snow globe (cut with the Snowglobe Scene dies)??!  It comes with all the pieces you need to make adorable snowglobe scenes.  To create my scene, I added a mixture of Kids Choice Glue and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the snow die cuts in the set.  I added a colored house and trees from the Row Houses Clear Stamps and cut them with the coordinating dies.  The colors I used were E31, E33, E35, R35, R37, YG61, YG63, C1, and BG10.

I decorated the inside with the Christmas Collection Clear stamps.  The outside circles were die cut with the Stitched Circles die as was the popped up snowflake.  The thin inside circle comes with the Snowglobe die.

The card base and accent circle were colored with Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Faded Denim and Peacock Feathers.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs


Supplies from my stash:  black ink, distress oxides, Copics

Friday, November 17, 2017

Dare 2B Artzy 3D Holiday Hop

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy Fans to the 3D Holiday Blog Hop! 

Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner??!  Crazy, seems like it was just summer yesterday!  We are so excited about the holidays and decided to have a fun holiday hop featuring 3D projects.  We hope we inspire you to get Artzy this holiday season.


Did you come from the ever-so-talented Pam's blog??!  If you didn't and would like to hop along with us, go back to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to start at the beginning. 

Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to WIN!  The winner will receive a Dare 2B Artzy stamp set and ink pad.  The blog hop ends Sunday, November 19, at 7 p.m. Central.

For my project, I made a sweet little treat box and matching card:


I cut the box with a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and then decorated it and the card with the Poinsettia Tangle Stamps and Coordinating Dies.  The stamps are colored with Copics R35, R37, YG61, YG63, Y23, Y26 and C1.

Here's a couple close-ups:


That beautiful paper is from the Dare 2B Artzy Holly Days collection!

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next step on the hop is super creative Kendra's blog!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Happy Birthday to my DADDY!  Whoop!  I seriously have the best dad.  He and my mom are there for me - always - no matter how many stupid mistakes I make.  He can do and fix anything.  Seriously, just like McGyver!  I created him a birthday card using fabulous products from from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


Neat, huh?  The owls are from the Give a Hoot Clear Stamps and are colored with Copics:  E41, E42, E43, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG10, E07, E09, and YR16.  The stars are colored with Y23 and Y26.  I used the Manly Man paper from the 12x12 collection.  The image border is done with the Stitched Rectangle dies (and I just cut off the ends).  I finished the card off with a die cut from the Celebration Flags and some twine!

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

Craftily yours,

Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs


Supplies from my stash:  Black ink, Copics, twine

Monday, November 13, 2017

Warm Holiday Wishes

I've got a card over at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog today that shows this fun Christmas card using the Winter Gift Emma:



I love coloring these sweet dolls.  I used the following Copics:

Skin:  E000, E01, E11, R20
Hair:  E21, E23, E25
Clothes:  R35, R37, R39, B93, B95, B97, C1, C3, C5
Gift:  C1, Y23, Y26

The paper is from Elizabeth Craft Designs - called White Christmas, and I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies - Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Circles.  I also used a sentiment from the Dare 2B Artzy Penguin Fun set.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Make a Wish

Posting today using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The paper is mostly the scraps from a 6x6 pad.  I love it!  Here's what I did:


That adorable stamp is from the NEW ModaScrap Cucina with Love stamps and is cut using a Stitched Circle.  Behind it, I placed a doily.  The paper is also from ModaScrap and is also called Cucina with Love.  Everything coordinates so beautifully.  The owls are colored with E41, E42, R81, R83, R82, YR14, Y23, Y26, C1, C3, YG61, YG63, and E33.

The sentiment is called Birthday Sentiments.  There is a coordinating set of dies (Labels 1) to cut it out.  I colored the edges with R81 and R83; stars with Y26.

Thanks for stopping by.  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Supplies from my stash:  Pearls, Doily, Copics, Black ink.

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Christmas Poinsettia - Artzy Style

I've got a fun Christmas card over at Dare 2B Artzy today!  Here's that I did with the Poinsettia Tangle Stamps and Coordinating Dies:


Isn't that poinsettia pretty!  I love the Zentangle!  I colored the top layer with Copic markers R35, R37, R39, C1, C3, Y23 and Y28.  The bottom layer is just done with the cool greys and rimmed with red.  I popped the top flower onto the bottom flower.  The paper is from the Holly Days collection.

Hope you have an ARTZY day!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Christmas Fashion

Today is my day to post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I really LoVe their new fashion stamps and decided to use a couple of their stamps to create a Christmas dress.  Here's what I did:



I really love that sentiment!  So fun.  The tutorial for the project can be found on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  Check it out - here.

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

Craftily yours,

Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Supplies from my stash:
Black permanent ink, Copic Markers, Distress Oxide Ink, Nuvo drops

Monday, November 6, 2017

Avery with Poinsettia

It's time for a new challenge at Paper Nest Dolls Challenges.  I'm working on trying to finish up my 2017 Christmas cards, so I used the digital stamp, Avery with Poinsettia to create this fun card:


I love her long wavy hair.  I usually do brown hair, but the pretty paper called to me to try blond.  LoVe how it turned out.  The colors I chose to color her with are Copics:

Hair:  E51, E53, E55
Skin:  E000, E01, E11
Clothes:  YG61, YG63, G40
Poinsettia:  E13, E15, E17, R35, R37, R39

The paper is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs, It's Christmas Time Collection, and I used dies available there too.

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

Craftily yours,


Karen

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Big Flower Thank You!

I've got a card today up on the Dare 2B Artzy blog!  Anyone whose been to my blog, ever!, knows I love to COLOR!  Many of the Dare 2B Artzy have a zentangle feel to them, and I just LOVE them.  Like this one from the Flowers for Mom set:



I used Copic markers B12, B14, B93, B95, B97, R24, R27, YR14, YR16 with some C1, C3 to highlight the white areas.  The paper is from the Fields of Joy collection.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen




Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Get Your Happy On

Eek!  I LoVe the new fashion stamps from Elizabeth Craft Designs SO much.  I'm not really a fashion girl in real life - I wear what's comfortable.....but I'm loving putting them on paper to try out different outfits.  Today's post uses the Fashions 1 stamps and coordinating dies:

Wow, I wish I had the waist to pull off that FuN skirt.  I colored the images with Copic markers - BG53, BG57, B00, V22, V25, Y23, and Y26.  The paper may be my new favorite.  It's SO pretty - called Fly and Scrap.  I layered the FuN images on a Stitched Rectangle die cut and a rectangle I cut with my cutter.  I then added the wavy stitched white accent cut from the Adventure Edges dies!  The sentiment is from the Fashionable Phrases set.  To finish off the card, I added just a touch of scrunched up lace and some Nuvo drops.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Products from my stash:  Nuvo drops, Copics, black ink, lace

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

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Just Chillin

I'm excited that it's KAREN day over at Elizabeth Craft Designs  :)    I used the adorable Snowman & Gifts clear stamps along with the coordinating dies to make this:


Sweet!  The paper is from the Color of Puppies Boy line.  It's a great set for a lot of different projects including this winter-inspired card :)  My blog post at Elizabeth Craft Designs has a full tutorial and all of the Copic markers I used.  Check it out - here.

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

Craftily yours,

Karen

Monday, October 2, 2017

Avery with Pumpkin

It's challenge time at Paper Nest Dolls Challenges.   For my inspiration card for the challenge, I used the digital stamp, Avery with Pumpkin.


I love her long wavy hair.  The paper and dies are all from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The colors I chose to color her with are Copics:

Hair:  E23, E25, E27
Skin:  E000, E01, E11
Clothes:  G12, G14, G16, W0, W2, C3, C5
Pumpkin:  YR12, YR14, YR16, G84


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

Craftily yours,

Karen

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Artzy Fall Challenge

There's a new challenge at Dare 2B Artzy - Fall Colors. Show us your oranges, reds, browns, greens, etc!  Who's ready for Fall?!?  I AM!

I used a stamp from the Totally Tracy line in my creation - Shaken Not Stirred.  I also used an older stamp on Dare 2B Artzy, called Texture.


The background is made with Distress Oxide inks in Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Fossilized Amber.  The corners were stamped with the Fired Brick.  I wet-embossed the "Cheers" sentiment with black on vellum.  The drinks are colored with C1, YG61 and YG63!  I finished off the card with some twine, lace and sequins.

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

Craftily yours,

Karen

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Flutter

It's the end of September, and Fall seems to finally be coming to Northern California, so I decided to make a Spring card.  Yes, I realize that this doesn't make sense....but I love Fall and also love Spring flowers so much :)  Like the beautiful new Elizabeth Craft Designs blooms I used to make this card.

Ooooooh!  I used distress ink in Wilted Violet and Worn Lipstick first and smooshed it on my craft mat with some water and then just swirled the Soft Finish cardstock around.  Then I used some Peeled Paint and added water, picked some up with a paint brush and splatted in a few places.  I used the Stitched Circles dies to cut a "hole" on one side of the background, and put the "hole" back in layered up on a Dotted Scallop die.  (Unfortunately, I forgot to write down my Copic colors before putting them away....sorry)

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a lovely Fall day filled with Spring flowers :)

Craftily yours,

Karen

Supplies from my stash:  Copic markers, distress oxide inks, Dare 2B Artzy black ink, Nuvo drops

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Smile!

I'm up on the Dare 2B Artzy blog today!  Whoop whoop.  Or shall say Hoot Hoot (stamps and dies)!?!  Here's what I did:



I used one of my favorite lines of paper called Artzy Doodles Variety Pack.  I colored this FuN owl with Copic markers:  E41, E42, E43, R27, R29, B93, B95, YR14, and YR16.  Keeping it clean, I used an Elizabeth Craft Designs Fishtail Banner to add a sentiment and layered the image and sentiment onto a circle of white paper that was embossed.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Monday, September 25, 2017

Sweater Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop in the Elizabeth Craft Designs Winter Sweater Blog Hop!  Today, we are featuring the Winter Sweater die set.  How FuN!

The hope started on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, so if you just happened to stop at my blog, head back to the start.  There are so many wonderful creations; you don't want to miss one!  AND to celebrate the fun, Elizabeth Craft Designs is offering the Winter Sweater die at 15% off by using the code "BRRR" at the check-out.  Great deal!

I decided to go with the Ugly Christmas Sweater for my post....except it didn't turn out ugly.  I would definitely wear this sweater!


The sweet stamp is from the Candy Land clear stamp set.  I colored and fussy cut her and glued her to a piece of paper from the Unconventional Xmas Collection.  The background paper is also from that collection.  She is colored with Copic markers:  E41, E42, E43, BG000, BG01, BG02, R30, R32, R35, G40, G43, G46 and C1.  The sentiment is from the Holiday Cheer set.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  More fun is to be found on the wonderful Frances Byrne's blog.  Eeek.  Can't wait to see what she's been up to.  The full hop list is below in case you get lost.

Karen Nofziger  (You are here)
Frances Byrne   (Go here next)


Craftily yours,


Karen



Supplies from my stash:  Black ink, Copic markers, lace and twine

Another Little Christmas Reindeer

I'm excited to be again guest designing for Gerda Steiner Designs using the new Little Christmas Reindeer stamps.  This stamp is super adorable, and I'm happy to be showcasing another way to use it.  Here's what I did:

I used some new papers from Elizabeth Craft Designs, It's Christmas Time, and cut a Stitched Rectangle from patterned paper.  Using my TH Stamping Platform, I lined up the stamps on the patterned paper the way that I wanted them to be and then stamped them onto the patterned paper.  Then I stamped the reindeer again onto Copic Xpress It blending cardstock and colored him with the following markers:

Reindeer:  E41, E42, E43, E44
Decor:  YG61, YG6, R27, Y26, Y28 (and I added some white flicks with Kirina Wink Markers)

Then, I fussy cunt out the reindeer, the bulbs, the lights and the stars and glued them onto the pattern cardstock.  I layered it up and added some lace.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Karen

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Get Your Jingle On

Ready for Christmas?!  I know, I know - Halloween hasn't happened yet.  I love to make Christmas cards though - so I made another one.  This one uses the Holiday Trees and Ornaments Clear Stamps and coordinating dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:


So simple!  I embossed the background using a Spellbinders embossing folder.  Colored the tree with Copic markers (G43, G46, Y26, Y28, C1 and C3) and then die cut it out.  I ripped a piece of Soft-Finish Card Stock and stamped the sentiment on from the Holiday Cheer Stamps.  I love that sentiment!

I added some diamond dots to finish it off.  I may make multiples of this one!

Thanks for stopping by today.  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Supplies from my stash:  Copic Markers, Black ink (Dare 2B Artzy), Diamond Dots, Spellbinders embossing folder




Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Designer Challenge - Spooktacular Creations

It's time for a new Designer Challenge over at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  This month is about Spooktacular Creations!  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 (there) - What are some of your favorite products to choose when creating spooky scenes for Halloween?

For both of my cards today, I used the new Halloween stamps.  On this first card, I dug out a piece of G45 paper:



These fun images are die cut with the coordinating dies and colored with Copics:

Jack-O-Lantern:  YR24, YR27, Y16, Y19, G82, G85, B93
Franken-Boy:  E000, E01, E11, BV20, BG72, BG75, C1, B93, B95, G82, G85, C3, R4
Spiders:  C3, YR24
Edging on all:  E42

For my second card, I used the Thinking About...Rio de Janeiro paper:


The images here are colored with the Cool Greys, Warm Greys...and V25.  I used the Circle Background die, and cut the purple strip with a Stitched Fishtail Banners die (just cut off the ends).

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Monday, September 18, 2017

Little Christmas Reindeer

I'm excited to be guest designing for Gerda Steiner Designs today using the new Little Christmas Reindeer stamps.  This little sweetie is SO cute!

Here's what I did:


I wanted to do non-traditional colors, and I just LoVe him in the blues and purples.  The Copic colors I used were:

Reindeer:  E41, E42, E43, E44
Decor:  BV00, BV02, BG53, BG57, Y26, Y28 (and I added some gold dots and white flicks with Kirina Wink Markers)
Birdies:  B12, B14, YR14, C1, C3

The sentiment comes in three different sections.  I LoVe the versatility of being able to stamp them any which way I want!  Those little birdies are also part of the set.  I fussy cut them out.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,



Karen

Sunday, September 17, 2017

I Melt for You

Christmas is just a little over three months away!  That's crazy, huh?!  I'm in the mood for it and have made this FuN holiday card using the Snowman & Gifts Clear Stamps along with the coordinating diesfrom Elizabeth Craft Designs:


I loved the idea of the snowflake swirling between the two snowmen.  They are one stamp and cut perfectly with the coordinating dies.  They are attached at the nose, so I just snipped them apart to put on either side of the slider.  Els does a great "how-to-video" on using the Sliders and Spinners dies. Here's a little video of the slider in action.




Sorry it's a little dark, but I think it does show the swirling snowflake well.  The images are colored with Copic Markers:  E33, R24, R27, G43, G46, Y26, Y28, C1 and C3.  The slider panel is die cut with the Stitched Circles Dies.  The paper is from the Thinking about - Rio De Janeiro 12 x 12 collection.  The white paper is the 100lb soft-finish cardstock.  I added some green Nuvo drops in the corner.

Thanks for stopping by today.  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Supplies from my stash:  Green Nuvo Drops, Black ink (Dare 2B Artzy) and Copic markers




Thursday, September 14, 2017

Christmas Poinsettia

I'm posting a card today over at Dare 2B Artzy!  I love Christmas!  Love making Christmas Cards.  Using the Poinsettia Tangle Stamps and Poinsettia Dies make it easy and FuN!

Here's what I made:



That flower is so much fun to color.  I used Y15, Y18, B12, B14, B16, R81, R83, and R85!  I cut the sentiment with a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs called, Stitched Fishtail Banners.  I popped up the center portion.  Here's a close-up: 


Also, 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