Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fantasy Stamper Guest-Animal Antics

Hey there Friends! I'm guesting at Fantasy Stampers again today for their mid-challenge post. The challenge is Animal Antics. Why don't you play along? :) 

I had to use my Lawn Fawn "Party Animals" set for this card cuz it's so cute! I also used Lawn Fawn Bannerific stamp and die for the sentiment. I tried the partial die cut technique that I've been seeing on you tube to spotlight my birthday animals. You can't tell because it's covered up but the circle is just 3/4's of a circle. 

 Behind it I sponged a piece of water color paper with 2 yellow distress inks. A variety of sequins were used to create a party feel. (Pretty Pink Posh, Lucy's, and Doodlebug) oh, and I added a silver twine bow.
 I was inspired by Laura Bassen's SSS Meowy Christmas card  for the design and Melissa Denny's card (here) for the colors. 

I had a few other card challenges in mind too. 

Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday -Pocket Card or Anything Goes 
Jo's Scrapshack 112 -Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks -Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday -Sparkles (my sequins sparkle)
7 Kids Challenge 137 -Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting. :)

Monday, October 26, 2015

Merry Monday 177, Guesting

Hi Friends, I'm playing along with the Merry Monday DT as a guest today! I was invited to join when I won the challenge last week (The Moose Challenge). Yippee! Such a nice bunch of ladies.

I used my Simon Says Stamp "Ornament" stamp set for the Christmas lights element of the challenge, stamped is various Memento ink colors. To fullfill the glitter portion of the challenge, I covered the bulbs with clear Wink of Stella glitter pen and then covered them with a layer of Glossy Accents.

 The sentiment is from the same set, stamped with Tuxedo Black ink. The scalloped mat is Wplus9 and the stitched mat is Lil Inkers. I went CAS with this card.
Below is another photo that better captures the glitter and Glossy Accents.

Thanks for visiting!

A few challenges I'm playing are:
Merry Monday 177 Use Christmas lights and glitter.
ABC Christmas Challenge U is for Unusal Christmas Colors (not red and green)

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Guesting at Fantasy Stampers

Hi Friends, I'm guesting at Fantasy Stampers today for the Mid-Challenge of "Fright Night"! Or in my case "Halloween", LOL, I don't "DO" scary! So this is my submission. :)

Thank you for having me, Fantasy Stampers.

I used Mojo Monday Sketch 419 to put this together along with this adorable MFT Witch image from the "Witch way is the Candy" stamp set, colored with Copics. Then since the sentiment had the word candy in it, I had to use the cute paper from Pebbles (Boo collection). A piece of Darice purple bakers twine was used for the bow. 

Challenge Links are below.

Mojo Monday 419 -Sketch
Fantasy Stampers -Fright Night
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Color Inspiration
Aud Sentiment -Halloween Sentiment
Give a crafter a Cookie -Inspiration Photo
7 Kids College Fund -Anything Goes

Enjoy your day!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Merry Monday 175

Hey there Bloggers, I'm playing in the Merry Monday Challenge 175 today with a CA-UTE Moose stamp from Avery Elle. The challenge is to use a moose on your card. 

I had to have this cute fellow and his cute woodland friends. The set it called "Snow Much Fun". I made a little make shift ice rink in the valley of my Lawn Fawn stitched hills die. For my trees, I used a SSS stamp set.

 I sponged my sky with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and stamped the tiny snowflakes with the same ink. The sentiment from the same Avery Elle set is stamped in Momento Rubarb Stalk ink. Basic Grey paper Nordic Holiday was used for the background and cute sweater patterned I used for paper piecing. 

Christmas Card Challenges -Anything Goes

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Sketch Saturday and others

Hey Friends, I've got a simple Christmas card today using Lawn Fawn set Love you a Latte! I used some LF papers from last years line and die cut one of the squares with LF stitched die.
 A Simon Says Stamp die was used and I added a wood veneer snowflake. I'm going to scoot and link up my card. See you soon!

Sketch Saturday -Sketch
Lawnscaping Challange - Sentiments
Merry Monday Challenge 174 -Coffee Xmas card
Christmas stampin -Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Clean & Simple Christmas

Masculine Bday

Hey there, I'm playing in a bunch of challenges with this card. 
These are the challenges:
Seize the Birthday Anything goes option

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Winnie&Walter WCMD Challenges

Hey Friends, I've got some World Card Making Day Challenge cards to share. I'm playing along with Winnie and Walter Challenges. OK, I stayed very close to the sketch and pretty much cased Gayatri's card, although I used Martha Stewart stamps instead of Winnie and Walter. I love it! BUT I had to try many times to get it to even look decent, this is probably the 5 or 6th try. I used Seedless Preserves Distress Ink for the sponged inking. 

Winnie & Walter Sketch Challenge Sketch
Get Creative Challenge 25 Halloween
Papertake Challenge Anything Goes

This is for Heather P.'s Challenge. The color challenge is Yellow, Mint, Kraft, Aqua.  Opps, I forgot the Kraft color as I was intently focusing on making this one several times as well before I could get it halfway decent. LOL! I used "The Party" stamp set by Winnie and Walter. The confetti stamped white panel is covering a water colored panel stamped with the sentiment. Then I added chevron washi tape to the top and bottom. 

Winnie and Walter Color Challenge 
Scrap-Creations 1 29 Birthday 
Seize the Birthday Anything Goes or Dies and Punches

Thanks for visting today! 

Monday, October 5, 2015


Hey Friends, Saturday was World Card Making Day, as you know. I decided to pull out this retired Kraftin Kimmie Stamp called Haunting Hilda and play with some Distress Inks. I used a SU water brush tool and ink pads smooshed on a craft sheet. I regret stamping the bats at the top but, oh well. I was experimenting! 

I used Mojo Monday Sketch 417 and used a some Lawn Fawn Paper (the purple), some American Crafts paper (the black) and Bazzill card stock. 

Thanks for visiting!

Winnie and Walter Challenge 1 -water color
The Paper Players 265 Halloween Theme
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge Anything Goes

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Merry Monday 173

Hey there Friends, I've been MIA lately but I thought I'd play in the Merry Monday Challenge 173 this week. The challenge is to make a rainbow-colors themed card. I was going to stamp some rainbow snowflakes but then this Newton's Nook set was in the mailbox so I had to play! I colored the octopus with Copics and stamped the other images.

It's called Sea-sons Greetings and has cute nautical images, I won a gift cert. and chose this set.. I used Freshly Made Sketches 206 as a starting point and changed a few elements. 

Some other challenges I'm submitting to are:

7 Kids College Fund Challenge -Anything Goes
Fab n Funky Challenges-275 -Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Challenge -Dots and Stripes
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges 43 -Anything Goes

Thanks for visisting, Kim