Saturday, November 9, 2019

Peace on Earth



I am triple dipping on challenging with this tag/card today. I created the shaker tag using the Reverse Confetti Square Window Tag cut from patterned paper, gold metallic cardstock and actetate, then filled with clear holographic sequins and tied at the top with gold metallic thread. I stamped the angel and shooting star from the Joyous Holiday set onto Neenah cardstock, then diecut with the matching dies. The sentiment was stamped onto linen cardstock cut with a die from the Bitty Banners set. I am submitting this to the 25 Days of Christmas Tags (Day 5). I was inspired by the trio of sweet tags by Kathy.



And since I need more Christmas cards than Christmas tags right now (I haven't bought a single gift yet), I attached to a card in which I used the sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches (#410) Challenge.


And since I used Reverse Confetti products I am submitting to their November Stock Your Stash Challenge



Products: Reverse Confetti stamps, dies and dp, PTI cs, Michael's metallic cs, The Cat's Pajamas sequins, Memento and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Angel-E000, E01, E11, R02, W00, E81, BG0000, BG10, YR21, YR26; Star-YR30

I hope you have a blessed weekend. Thank you for stopping by.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

TCP Tuesday November TCP Tuesday Challenge #363



The November TCP Tuesday challenge is all about a Holiday. That is any November, December or Janaury holiday. You have until the end of the month to complete a project and TCP products are not required. And an added bonus is the $50 gift voucher some lucky artist has a chance to win.


I used the Sketchy Santa Bundle to stamp and die cut the sweet skiing santa, the star cluster and three small trees, then colored with Copic Markers. To prepare the background, I used a circle die as a stencil and brushed on blueberry sky ink, then used a wet brush and gouache to add "snow". The sentiment was stamped using gala red ink. After I added a strip of patterned paper at the bottom, I attached the images to a "snow bank" and adhered to the panel with foam mounting squares.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, The Stamp Market dp, PTI cs, Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter pen, PTI, WPlus9 and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Santa-E00, E11, C00, C1, R11, R14, R17, R24, N1, N3, B41, B32; Stars-YR30, Trees-YG01, YG11, YG13

Here are the details for the TCP Challenge:
  • Each month a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  • If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button provided.
  • You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  • On the day of the next challenge the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50.

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New Pine Cone Trail Collection by Stacey Yacula {Purple Onion Designs}



Good morning. I have another card using the brand new Pine Cone Trail collection by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs. And this time I am submitting it to the Fall/Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop



Rory & Noelle (mouse and squirrel) was stamped onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut out. I did color the squirrel as a skunk though. To prepare the background I cut a stitched rectangle from Neenah cardstock, then used the previously released Birch Trees Background partially stamped three times to create a forest. After coloring wih Copic Markers, I stamped the sentiment from the Winter Wishes Sentiment Set using vermillion ink. The image was attached using foam dots and twine tied at the top of the card finished it up. These furry critters do look like they need warming up with a cup of coffee or cocoa.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI cs, Divine twine, Ranger and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Mouse-C00, C1, C3, W00, E81, R00, R01, R20, R22, R24, R27, G20, G21, G24; Squirrel/Skunk-W00, E81, R01, N1, N3, N5, N7, G20, G21, G24; Cups-B41, B32; Trees-W00, E81; Sky-B41, B32, B34, B45; Log-E30, E31, E33, E35

Remember that you have until Friday, November 8, 2019 to buy the complete collection which consists of 19 stamps at $85.00. This represents a savings of 30%. Of course you are free to buy individually as well.



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Saturday, November 2, 2019

New Pine Cone Trail Collection by Stacey Yacula {Purple Onion Designs}


I am back with another card today using the brand new Pine Cone Trail collection by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs. You have until Friday, November 8, 2019 to buy the complete collection consists of 19 stamps at $85.00. This represents a savings of 30%. As always, you may order individually as well but if you want it all, then now is a great time to order. FYI, the Warming Winter Sentiment set and Rosemary (turkey) must be ordered separately as they are not part of the bundle. 


I stamped Iclyn (bunny) and Storm (penguin) onto a stitched Neenah cardstock piece, then colored with Copic Markers. The sentiment from the previously released Holiday Blurbs II set was stamped directly onto the panel using gala red ink. I added a patterned paper bottom border and enamel dots to complete the image panel. I added another patterned paper border at the bottom of the card base then attached the image panel using a layer of craft foam.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Avery Elle and Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, WPlus9 and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-W00, E81, E40, E41, E42, R00, R01, R12, R14, R17; Penguin-W00, E81, YR30, YR31, BV20, BV23, BV25, W1, R81, R83, R85; Hockey Sticks-C00, C1; Hockey puck-C00, C1, C3


Have a blessed weekend!


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Friday, November 1, 2019

A Day the Lord has Made

Good morning. Today's card was for a special friend who recently married on a farm with a beautiful backdrop of the Tennessee mountains. The wedding was outside and the reception in a red barn.



I wanted to go with a fall theme so I stamped the smallest tree images from The Greetery Fir & Foliage No. 1 stamp set using dark chocolate, hayride and gala red ink then cut out with the matching die. I then stamped the barn from The Greetery Harvest Home using gala red, vermillion and smoke ink and cut out with the matching die. I cut out a stitched panel from Master's Touch watercolor cardstock and sponged a sky background using tumbled ink, then the rock path with The Greetery Pathway Stencil and pumice stone and gathered twig distress ink. The tree and barn were then attached using foam squares. The sentiment from The Greetery Comforting Commands set was stamped directly onto the panel using

Products: The Greetery stamps, dies and stencil, Master's Touch and PTI cs, Ranger Distress and Archival ink, Wplus9 and Simons Says ink

I am submitting this for the current The Card Concept #122 (Bountiful Blessings) challenge.


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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Male Room (#123) Challenge - Guest Designer



Good morning. As you can probably tell from the badge above I am guest designing today for The Male Room Challenge #123 with a theme of Pirates.


I stamped the image from The Cat's Pajamas Bunnies at Sea onto a Neenah cardstock circle and colored with Copic markers. I matted the image with a porthole cut with the main die from The Cat's Pajamas Porthole Duo set. The sentiment was parsed together using The Cat's Pajamas Aye, Eye, I set. I used my go to border for this top folding card. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and die, Doodlebug dp, SU and PTI cs, Wplus9 and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-E40, E41, E42, E44, W00, E81; Eye Glass-N1, N3, N5; Hat/Large Flags-W00, E81, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7; Small Flag-W00, E81, R20, R22, R24; Ship-E30, E31, E33, N1, N3, N5, N7; Sky-BG0000

Get your "aargh" on and make a card for this fun challenge at The Male Room! Thanks for stopping by!



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Sunday, October 27, 2019

New Pine Cone Trail Collection by Stacey Yacula {Purple Onion Designs}


I have another card today using the brand new Pine Cone Trail collection by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs. The complete collection consists of 19 stamps and will be $85.00 until Friday, November 8, 2019. This represents a savings of 30%. As always, you may order individually as well but if you want it all, then now is a great time to order. FYI, the Warming Winter Sentiment set and Rosemary (turkey) must be ordered separately as they are not part of the bundle. 


Douglas (raccoon) was stamped onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut out. To prepare the background I cut a stitched rectangle from Touchmaster cardstock and used a snowflake patterned stencil with tumbled glass distress ink. The sentiment from the Essential Holiday Greetings was stamped using archival vermillion ink. I then used a snowflake border  die to cut from vellum and attached to the background with a series of mini brads. The image was adhered using foam dots then the panel was attached to a patterned paper background.

Products: Purple Onion Designs, Avery Elle dp, PTI cs, The Greetery stencil, Recollections and WRMK mini brads, The Cat's Pajamas die, Ranger and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E81, N1, N3, N5, N7, R00, R01, R20, R20, R22, R24, R27

Check out all the awesome projects my fellow design team members have created at the Purple Onion Designs blog. And of course, head on over to the Purple Onion Designs store to see all the images in this adorable collection. 

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