Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Sugar Bowl "November Anything Goes" Challenge

The Sugar Bowl blog has been restarted and today's card is for the November "Anything Goes" challenge.

I have a Christmas card for you today using the Sugar Nellie digital My Friend Flakey image which I printed onto Copics X-Press It card stock. After cutting out with Spellbinders Nestabilities, I colored with Copic Markers, adding some Ranger Diamond Stickles on the snow man and snow. The image was combined with patterned paper from the Bazzill Basics Countdown to Christmas pad. The sentiment is an older Verve stamp which I stamped onto a banner shape. I cut the snowflake using a die from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes set.

Products: Sugar Nellie digital stamp, Bazzill Basics dp, PTI cs, Ranger Stickles, Doodlebug Enamel Dots, Lawn Fawn die, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E000, E00, E11, R20; Hair-N1, N3, N5, N7; Clothing-R22, R24, R27, R59, B41, B91, B93, C00, C1, N1, N3, N5, N7; Snowman-C00, C1, C3,YR01,YR12,YG91,YG93, YG95, E40, E41, E42; Shadows-C00, C1, C3

It's easy enough to join the challenge. You must use a Sugar Nellie image for your anything goes challenge and link The Sugar Bowl blog to your post. There is a fabulous prize involved that I know you are going to want!! Make sure to hop on over to The Sugar Bowl blog to get all the details.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

{Purple Onion Designs} New Stacey Yacula

I am featuring two cards today using the new Stacey Yacula collection at Purple Onion Designs, "A Charming Winter." 

I stamped Grace from the new collection plus Sled and Stacked Gifts previously released, colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut all of them out. I stamped the Pond onto Neenah cardstock, then cut out a portion of it using a My Favorite Things stitched die and also colored with Copic markers to represent a frozen landscape. I placed the images onto to the scene attaching twine to the sled for Grace to pull along. The sentiment from the Sweetest Season Sentiment set was stamped directly onto the scene panel. Twine tied around the image panel, Ranger Liquid Pearls on the buttons on Grace's coat and a couple of jewels provided the finishing touches.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Carta Bella dp, PTI cs, MFT cs and die, Divine Twine, Paper Source silver cord, Ranger Liquid Pearls, Copic Markers
Copics: Fox-E30, E33, E35, E37, W00, E81; Clothing-BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG11, W00, E81, C00, C1, C3; Sled-W00, E81, C00, C1, C3; Gifts-YG0000, YG01, YG13, R30, R32, R35, BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG11; Scene-BG70, BG0000, BG000, G0000

After stamping the Lighted Trees for my second card, I cut out with Spellbinders Nestabilities and then colored with Copic Markers. White Opal Liquid Pearls were added to the string of lights along with a sequin to each tree. I then colored Walter with Copics and fussy cut out. He was attached to the patterned paper panel with dimensional tape, adding some messy silver thread behind the image. The sentiment from the Sweetest Season Sentiment Set was stamped onto a banner shape and I added trios of buttons tied with silver thread. All the patterned paper came from the Lawn Fawn Peace Joy Love pad.

Products: Purple Onion Designs, Lawn Fawn dp, PTI cs, PTI and MFT buttons, Pretty Pink Post sequins, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers
Copics: Penguin-N1, N3, N5, N7, W00, E81, R22, R24, R27, Y21, Y23, C00, C1, C3; Trees-G000, G02, G07, W00, E81; Sky-BG70, BG0000, BG70; Snow-G0000, G000

Stop by the Purple Onion Designs Blog to see all the projects from the Design Team. This fabulous group of stamps are available for purchase now!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

The Cat's Pajamas {TCPTUES278} Sketch Challenge

It's TCP Tuesday challenge time at The Cat's Pajamas and Wendy is our hostess for this rotation with a sketch challenge.

I added another masculine Christmas card to my stash by stamping one of the snowmen from the Let the Flakes Fly set onto the tag shape as well as the sentiment and musical notes. I actually cut the tag with the free Sketch Cutables from Neenah Classic Crest card stock. I added some twill at the top of the tag and then anchored it to the patterned paper background with buttons. I wrapped Black Hemptique cord around the border piece and anchored with a button. After attaching the tag to the card background I added a couple more buttons. All the patterned paper came from the My Mind's Eye Sleigh Bells Ring pad.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and Cutables, My Mind's Eye dp, PTI cs and buttons, Hemptique cord, May Arts twill, Copic Markers
Copics: Snowman-W00, E81; Horn-Y21, Y23, Y26; Scarf/Holly-G20, G82, G85; Gloves- R22, R24, R29, R59; Top Hat-C00, C1, C2, C3, C5, C7; Shadows-BG70, BG0000

Here are the details:
  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat's Pajamas blog as well as on our Splitcoaststampers forum and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design The Cat's Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button below. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES278. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die but if you do the Cat Cash amount increases.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the week's winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10.00 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
  6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and The Cat's Pajamas blog.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Belated Birthday Wishes

I took a break from Christmas card making with today's card which is for the October Viva la Verve Sketch Week 4 sketch challenge. I have found that the secret to getting all the sketches for the month completed is to get them done on the weekend after they are posted on Friday. If I wait to later on the week, time seems to get away from me. Of course that is not always possible but it is definitely working for me this month.

I stamped the large cupcake from the Verve Small Packages set, colored with Copic markers and fussy cut out. I also stamped the small cupcake and pennant from the same set, cutting out with the matching Cupcake Frame Die set and then colored with Copics as well. After wrapping twine around the largest cupcake, I clustered all the stamped pieces together on a circle, placing dimensional dots underneath all. After stamping the sentiment onto the patterned paper strip, I added a few enamel dots.

Products: Verve stamps and dies, Fancy Pants and Avery Elle dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, MFT die, Copic Markers
Copics: Large Cupcake-B0000, B000, B01, B04; Small Cupcake-RV00, R81, R83, R85; Cupcake Liners-Y0000, Y11, Y13; Pennant-YR01, YR12, YR14, YG0000, YG01, YG13

Have a great weekend! It's football Saturday here again so I hope to get a few crafty things done while watching games.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

{Purple Onion Designs} A Charming Winter Stamp Giveaway!

Exciting news. Purple Onion Designs has a new Stacey Yacula collection called "A Charming Winter" which will be available for sale on Wednesday, October 29th. Trust me, you are going to want these stamps! I've been working, working, working on projects as is the whole design team!

Want a chance to win these new stamps? Of course you do! See the details on the Purple Onion Designs blog as well as the Stacey Yacula Studio blog.

Good luck!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Give Thanks

I have another Thanksgiving card for you today. It's one of my very favorite holidays as it is all about food and family. And trust me, after dieting since June I am all about the delicious-and-a-little-less-healthy-food for a very welcome change!

I stamped the image from the Purple Onion Designs Doodle Frame-Pumpkins set onto Copics X-Press It card stock, colored with Copic Markers and then fussy cut out. I wrapped cording around the patterned panel  and added a cluster of leaves cut with the Paper Smooches Large Leaves Dies anchored with a button. I stamped the sentiment from the same set onto Smoke Gray card stock and also fussy cut out. All the patterned came from the Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather pad.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Lawn Fawn dp, PTI cs and button, Simon Says cs, Hemptique cord, Paper Smooches dies, Copic Markers
Copic: Pumpkin-YR20, YR23, YR24, YR27, Y15, W00, E81, E84, G20, G43, G46; Frame-W00, W1, W1

You can see this card along with a bunch more at the Purple Onion Designs blog.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Star of Wonder

Today's card is for the October Viva la Verve Sketch Week 3 sketch.

All those circles in the sketch threw me at first. I thought of several ways to use them, finally discarded all ideas and went back to my original thought. I first cut the background panel from Bazzill Basics Textured card stock using a Lil Inker Designs Stitched rectangle. I also cut the diagonal piece from Hawaiian Shores card stock and then stamped the sentiment from the Verve Star of Wonder set. Apparently this set is retired because I couldn't find it in the Verve shop. I hope not though as it is one of my favorite sets. I cut the various stars from Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse and Poppy Red card stock scraps using the Verve Starry Die set. And since I can't seem to make a card without using some type of embellishment, I topped the stars with pearls.

Products: Verve stamp and dies, PTI and Bazzill cs, Kaisercraft pearls, Simon Says ink

Have a great week!

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