Friday, November 21, 2014

Time to Check Those Ornaments!

Tis the time to work on your holiday cards.  I'm sure you must know I love, love, love the Bugaboo Sun Bonnet (SB) gals.  I think she's being pretty careful with that ornament.  You can find her here.
I colored her with Copic markers, using my markers on the side panels also.  This is my sample card for the November Challenge.  Go check Die Cut Divas out.

Front of card

See how the card opens

Inside of card when opened.  
I saved some space to write a little something under the Season's Greetings.

Seen from the back of the card - yes I decorated the back too with a cute Bugaboo stamp (Winter Circle Sentiments - Jingle Bells).
I love the bells on the back as they make a beautiful backing without much work.  A little bit of coloring and a circle die-cut and it's done.

Elizabeth Craft Designs dies (Square with Circle Frame Edges, Accordion Circle Card)
Copic Markers on all edges, including the frame with holes on the interior of the card)  
Lifestyle QuicKutz nesting circle dies purchased at my LSS, The Stamp Art Shoppe

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Owl'll Wish You a Merry Christmas!

I had to dress Poppy up in a patterned paper, just had to.  I turned the Delicate branch frame upside down so Poppy could sit relaxed and happy.  I hear him whistling a merry tune right now.   I wondered how this would work upside down, but I think it actually looks like it was made for dear Poppy, don't you?

I used a patterned note card that had a white die-cut like center and I knew the branch frame would not fit the note card framing, but thought I'd give it a go and I think it works.  It's not too far from the outline and the focal point (yes, it is the owl) draws the eye past any discrepancies in matching the die-cut with the imprinted card base.  HAPPY DAYS!

Hope you like Poppy.  He's totally fun to work with.

Close-up of Poppy with his BIG EYES made out of black gems. 

Delicate Branch Frame (turned upside down)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Poppy The Owl
2 large black gems for the eyes
Xmas patterned note card as a base

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Took a Class,Made a Village

Aren't these cute?  I took a class and had some fun making a holiday village.  I think the trees are a nice touch.  We even went so far as to sparkle the trees!  Don't you like the finishing touch of putting a bell into the top window on the left, like a belfry?  I love the papers and all the wonderful embellishments.

I'm entering this in A2Z Scrapbooking Supplies challenge which is anything goes!

 We used a brown paper tape that seemed more heavy duty than just tape.

I really like this, such a happy pattern and village.
Tim Holtz Artful Dwellings (Sizzix)  And yes, you can turn them upside down and make a banner.  Take a look - Tim Holtz Artful Dwellings

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Patience, Lots of Patience

All mothers have to be patient at one time of another.  That's what the fun lady, Stella, from Bugaboo is practicing, but we don't know for sure because normally she'll go Darth Vader on you.

I had Stella colored for a good six months, but I hadn't done anything yet, but when I die-cut the positive of the die, I knew exactly what I wanted to do and had enough of this scrap paper to fill up the space inside the die-cut.  Here's an orange moon distressed with distress ink Spiced Marmalade and matching glitter that I had to use because it was a match made under the moon, so to speak.  I received this great background stamp from a friend and had to test it out.  I thought it would be a fun card to send to my coffee drinking friend whose patience runs a bit think at times.  
Hope you like this because I found myself finding it fun and delightful.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Now I've Seen Everything... A Dog Driving a Car!

When I got this car die, I was overwhelmed.  I put it aside to work on when I had time to determine what went where.  I still have one tiny piece that didn't go on this car. The next time I do this car, maybe I'll know for sure where it goes.  I actually think it's the dog in the window's tongue... yes, his tongue.  There are a ton of little things that are easy to lose, especially when you also take stuff to color.  After you go through the first time, I think you'll have an idea of where everything goes and it will go smoother and faster.

I embossed the card with a Cuttlebug frame die and cut blue patterned paper with the smaller die of a Poppystamps die called Photo Cuts.  The "Let it Snow" die is a Cottage Cutz die which I cut out of a thin Glitter paper

Here's a close up of dog and car.  No tongue on the dog.  LOL

Christmas Cheer Car w/ Tree (4 X 6) from Cottage Cutz

Now that I've done one, I'd like to put together another, but I have so much to do that I may not get one done for another couple of months.  Since the tree is separate from the rest, you could use this ol' car for any season.  It's pretty good size.  I'm not even sure where I bought it.

Have fun stamping and cutting for the holidays!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Is Halloween in November?

I know Halloween was in October, but I had to make a scary Halloween card.  It's a wonderful crazy American holiday with candy, spooky tricks or treats and fantastic costumes.  This mummy is saying "BOO" to you!

We're having a holiday at Die Cut Divas, so join the fun!  You're asking me what holiday???? 

If you've joined the Card Chain Challenge (CCC) at Society of Stampaholics, then you know we send out real cards to real people once a month.  It's so nice to get a beautiful handmade card in the mail.  This is the card I made for my dear partner for October, but am not showing until today.  I thought this image from Bugaboo was just too cute not to use for Halloween, which was only yesterday!  I kept the colors spooky.  Lots of black and some Burlap distress ink too.  I think I have a kooky sense of humor because I just found it funny to stamp "tired of texting" on a banner.  

The wonderful spider is colored grunge paper, colored with Distress ink and Distress glitter.  The image behind the coffin is actually a tree on a wood block from Tim Holtz (v1-1219).  I've had it for years and never really used it.  I stamped it in black and London Fog several times each.  I smudged distress ink, Burlap, on the same panel as the tree and on the sentiment.  BOO is die-cut from a Memory Box alphabet set.  This was a totally FUN card to make.

This is also my sample for The Die Cut Divas.  
You ought to see all the inspiration from my fellow artists.
I'll be back with some more holiday cards this month.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Isn't She Just Sweet...

Crafty Sentiments Designs is sponsoring the Die Cut Divas' challenge blog for the month of October.  This is my last sample of the month.

Spring reminds me of swinging in the trees and blues and greens, so this is one of my Spring cards.
This is Annabelle "Happy Days" and she's an unmounted rubber stamp from Crafty Sentiments Designs. She is so sweet to color.  I also used a new Elizabeth Crafts Design die, "Thinking of You".  The note card is part of a win of mine from my local shop, The Stamp Art Shoppe.