Friday, December 2, 2016

Merry and Bright...

TGIF my friends!

I was lucky enough to be the winner of the A Day For Daisies October challenge and part of the prize package is getting to be a guest designer for them this month... I'm so excited! Today I am joining the ADFD design team to announce not only the new challenge for December but also share which fantastic images are being showcased this month. There are four quirky, cute Winter Fairies, Frosty Snowflakes and Tipsy Teacups all sharing in the spotlight. I'm convinced it is kismet that this is the month I get to join the fun because I've had my eye on these Winter Fairies for ages... I simply adore each one of them! Because the challenge theme for this month is to "Add Sparkle" I decided to print out Christmas Tree Fairy. The lights and ornaments of Christmas trees are what bring holiday sparkle to my mind. So I used a Wink of Stella glitter pen to add sparkle to her ornaments and garland strings then paired her up with some glittered poinsettia paper to add even more shine to the card. 

Well I hope you join the fun at A Day For Daisies this month, good luck!  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Making Memories (Falala)
digital stamp- A Day For Daisies (Christmas Tree Fairy)
stamp- My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched scallop basic edges die
KI Memories glitter enamel dots
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- Y21, Y26, E35, Y11
clothes- YG0000, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG25, YG17, YG67, G29, R05, R27, E09, Y19, Y26, B04, B06, V06, V09, Y38, YR04, G07, Y06
wings- BG10, B60, B63

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Merry Little Christmas...

It's December 1st and that means a brand new Farm Fresh Challenge is underway at The Greeting Farm! As you know a new challenge is issued at the beginning of every month over on the TGF blog and this time we want to see you 'Add Sparkle' to your creations. Can you believe we are on the last challenge for 2016 already? Craziness I tell ya! With Christmas coming and the colder winter weather, adding sparkle to a card shouldn't be too hard at all. Sequins, glitter, gems... there are so many options to make your projects sparkle and shine so why not ink up your favorite TGF stamp and play along for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate?

For my Sparkle card I inked up the November Super Secret Stamp Club cutie called Jamie. She is all bundled up for a day outside in the cold and snow so I thought it would be fun to stamp up a little Christmas tree lot for her to visit as well. Then I paired that up with this great snowy neighborhood paper from Carta Bella. For the sparkle element I sprinkled on some gold sequins and kept the over-all card design clean and simple. I think Jamie knows the exact tree that she wants to take home and decorate this year.

Ok, so have fun with this one!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Carta Bella (Snow Fun)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Super Secret Stamp Club Jamie), Avery Elle (sentiment), Simon Says Stamp (Christmas Town set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Studio Calico gold sequins
My Favorite Things stitched frame die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
eyes- G94, BG000
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
clothes- R14, R17, E07, E81, E84, 0, BG10, BG53, BG07, T3, T5, T7, W8, W10
tree lot- G43, G46, E31, Y00, Y21, R14, R17, E07, YR04, E81, BG90

Happy Birthday...


I nearly forgot to get my November cupcake on a card in time but I'm squeezing it in right under the wire. This cupcake from the Baker's Dozen set was stamped on kraft cardstock to fit the rustic fall feel that I wanted, it brings to mind spice cake which you just know is what this sweet treat is made of. The Classic Birthday sentiment is also from Papertrey Ink and I masked the cupcake so the two kinda meld together. Being a November birthday girl myself, I'm loving how it all came together. :)

Later gators!    
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Papertrey Ink
paper- Fancy Pants
stamps- Papertrey Ink (Baker's Dozen set and November Birthday Classics set)
ink- Memento espresso truffle
My Favorite Things cross stitch rectangle die
Studio Calico wood grain sequins
gold thread
Martha Stewart glitter
Copic markers:
frosting- YR31, YR12, YR14, Y04
acorn/leaves- YG01, YG93, YG95, Y04, R14, E08, YR12
liner- E55, E57
shadow- W0, W2

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Wonderful time of the year...

Hey there!

 I've got a pretty little Christmas card to share today. This darling image is an older Sugar Nellie stamp called Hello Little Robin. It was kinda bittersweet inking her up knowing that after all these years Sugar Nellie is closing up shop. I will so miss their gorgeous stamps but it makes me even more grateful to have the stash of Sugar Nellie stamps that I do. I really need to make it a goal in the new year to ink more of them up. I paired this winter fairy and her birdie friend with the Winter Wonderland paper pad by Pebbles because I love the frosty purples and blues. It was a fun challenge to match up the Copics to the colors in the paper and I swear her blue skirt matches better in person than it does in this pic. 

Ok friends, gotta run... talk at'cha later! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink 
paper- Pebbles (Winter Wonderland)
stamps- Sugar Nellie (Hello Little Robin), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Prima flower
Doodlebug Sprinkles
silver thread
Kaiser Craft gems
Sharpie white marker
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- C6, C10
clothes- RV10, RV63, V04, V05, RV66, V06, E50, E81, 0, G05, G07, G28, BG72, YG45, BG75, BG78, B00, B12, G00, G000, B66, B69, BV08, BV29, W2, W4, W6
bird- E55, E35, RV29, RV66
basket- E31, E33, E35, C2
sky- B0000
snow/wings- BG0000, G000

Monday, November 28, 2016

Here's a hug...

Hello, hello!

We actually had a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend where the sunshine was even making an appearance now and again. Still, it is cold and the surrounding mountains have a dusting of snow on top so I figured I should post this happy fall colored card before the snow creeps its way down the mountains turning our valley into a winter wonderland. This beautiful little Anya and her kitty friend are both part of the Mini Remix Fall set that was released this month but they would certainly work on cards year round. I created an outdoor background for this pair of friends using two different watercolor 'smoosh' smears. The blue sky and dark green are on one sheet and the light green was cut using the Wplus9 stitched trees border die then layered over. The happy sun sticker completes the scene of a gorgeous fall day shared amongst friends. :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink 
watercolor paper
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Mini Remix Fall set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versamark clear, Tim Holtz Distress mermaid lagoon, shabby shutters, mowed grass
American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
Wplus9 stitched trees border die
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Doodlebug sun sticker
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E30, E31, E34
clothes- Y35, Y38, YR04, YR27, E57, E59, E49, E44, E47, E49, Y21, Y26
cat- E50, YR21, W3, W5, R02

Friday, November 25, 2016

Sprinkled with love...


No time for a long post today as I am off to try and hit some Black Friday deals. So I'm throwing another one of the Bakery cards up on the ol' blog. This time Double Cupcake Anya is manning the Bakery case, filling it with delectably sweet treats.

OK, gotta go... wish me luck on scoring some serious deals!  ;)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- October Afternoon (Modern Homemaker)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Double Cupcake Anya and Bakery set), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched scallop rectangle frame
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E04
hair- YR21, YR24, E99, E39
clothes-BG53, BG57, BG18, Y32, R20, RV42, 0, C2, YG03, YG67, W3, W6
case/cupcakes- R14, R29, R30, R02, BG10, Y21, Y17, E50, E53, E55, E57, T3, T6, T8, T10, E81, 0

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Give thanks...

With a grateful heart and many thanks, 
I'm wishing all of my crafty friends a very 
Happy Thanksgiving!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink 
paper- Echo Park (Fall is in the Air)
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Prudence)
stamp- Studio G (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E71, R00, R20
hair- E23, E27, E29
clothes- E40, E81, 0, B41, B52, BG72, E43, W6, W10, E09, Y04, Y26, Y28
basket/corn- YR31, YR24, E35, Y04, YG93, YG97
pumpkins- YR65, YR68, YR27, E27, E35, E57, YG97
ground/sky- Y04, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, B0000, 0