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Mistletoe Santa Gnome!!


Today, I’m sharing another super adorable gnome from KLM Digital Designs November release called Mistletoe Santa Gnome. The image comes with 3 different sentiments, “Merry Christmas”, which I’ve used on my card and also, “Believe” and “ho-ho-ho”. This Santa gnome is out taking a stroll and enjoying the magic of Christmas and winter.

I decided to colour this Santa in non-traditional colours. To make the card, I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and coloured it in with Copic markers. Then I applied Nuvo Glitter Accents – Fresh Snowfall to the all of the trimming and set it aside to dry.

I used AC White paper to create the base shape of the card 6″ x 6″. Then I applied Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper cut to the same size directly to the base. I had a spare cut-out from American Crafts – “Holiday” paper in which I had used My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out to die cut the centre. I trimmed it a little bit on all sides to create a border. I took a small scrap of Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper and tore it across the top to imitate snow caps. This I adhered to the back of the die-cut panel. Then, I glued the entire piece down on to the background. I also made sure that I didn’t use any glue towards the tops of the snow.

The sentiment was brought into Microsoft Word and I adjusted the width to be .95″. This allowed me to use the 1″ die from Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles to die cut the sentiment after it was printed out. I inked around the edges of the sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers and applied Clear – Wink of Stella over top of it to make it sparkle. The snowflakes were all die cut from Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Winter Wonderland Snowflake Quartet.

The remainder of the card was now ready to put together. I glued the Gnome directly to the background paper and moved it slightly under the snow. I added glue to each of the snowflakes and placed them directly onto the backgrounds. Lastly, I popped up the sentiment with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Mistletoe Santa Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper – 8.5 x 11″, American Crafts – “Holiday” 6 x 6 in. (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm)

Die Cut: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles, Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Winter Wonderland Snowflake Quartet

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Clear – Wink of Stella, Nuvo Glitter Accents – Fresh Snowfall, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Beard: W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00

Hat and Coat: BG49, BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Mitts: BG78, BG75, BG72

Holly, Pine Needles and Berries: R59, R35, G46, G43, G29, YG01, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Christmas Joy!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I’m sharing a Christmas card featuring Christmas Joy Snowy – S228 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). I love snowmen, winter and Christmas! Growing up in a northern community, we had a lot of snow. It was always so much fun and seeing the snow fall on Christmas day was always wonderful. Where we live now, we don’t get as much and it’s always disappointing when we don’t see snow on the ground for Christmas. It’s ok for the other days, but Christmas is extra special. Hopefully, Christmas Joy Snowy will bring some snow for us this year on our special day. LOL!

To create the card this week, I first used my Cuttlebug and Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection Peeking Snowflake to create a die cut out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card paper. I stamped the image and then coloured it in with Copic Markers. Once it was all coloured in, I added added some snowflakes to the sky using Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. Clear – Wink of Stella was applied to all of the leaves. Stickles – Diamond was added to create the ground snow effect and I sprinkled some Martha Stewart Crafts – Crystal Fine Glitter on top of the Stickles while it was still wet. The coloured image was set aside to let it dry.

I die cut the larger oval using the same dies out of Crafts – Thick Glitter Craft Paper. I love this paper, but in order to prevent the glitter from getting everywhere, I first sprayed it with some hairspray.

The card was now ready to assemble. I used Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5″ card for my base. The large oval was adhered directly onto the base using 2-sided tape. The main image was added using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and some snowflake embellishments were added to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Christmas Joy Snowy – S228 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Crafts – Thick Glitter Craft Paper 02-302270, Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards)

Die Cut: Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection Peeking Snowflake

Stickles: Diamond

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Cuttlebug, Clear – Wink of Stella, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowman: B60, B0, B00, R22, R20, Colorless Blender

Jacket and Hat: B39, B32, B28, B24, B23, B21

Buttons: E15, YR24, Y35, Y08

Mitts and Scarf: BG57, BG53, BG49, BG13, BG11, BG10

Holly and Leaves: G99, YG67, YG17, YG01, G21, R39, R37, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Nose: E08, YR18, YR16, YR12

Background: B60, B04, B02, B00, B000, BV20, Stickles – Diamond, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Martha Stewart Crafts – Crystal Fine Glitter

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

I Don’t Bite….Usually!!


Today I’m sharing  Vampire Gnome (KLM Digital Designs) image from the October release. This adorable little Gnome comes with 5 different sentiments. Two of them, I have used here. The others are “2020 Sucks”, “Bats About You” and “Don’t Let These Times Drain You”. I love this little gnome and with these fun sentiments, there are so many different cards that you can make.

I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and coloured it in with Copic markers.  I added some Clear – Wink of Stella to the stars, moon and coloured squares on his hat and gown. The sentiments were printed out on orange cardstock. I cut them and then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade.

For the oval, I used Echo Park – I Love Halloween paper and die cut using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies. I also, used this paper on the top and bottom of my card. For the centre background, I used To Every Season – Stampin’ Up paper. I used some double-sided tape to join the top paper with stars to the haunted house background. Then I cut the background to 5.25″ x 4″ and inked around all of the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot. I also used the same ink to go around the edges of the oval.

To assemble the card, I began with an orange card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ by using a pre-cut card by The Paper Studio – Primary Base Colours. The edges were all inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot. The background was adhered to the base using double-sided tape. The image, sentiments and oval were both popped up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Finally, some Recollections Bling Stickers were added as embellishments to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Vampire Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, To Every Season – Stampin’ Up, Echo Park – I Love Halloween, The Paper Studio – Primary Base Colours

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug, Recollections Bling Stickers, Clear – Wink of Stella

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Beard: W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00

Cape and Hat: V09, V06, V04, E15, Y38, Y35, Y15, YR18, YR16, YR12, YG25, YG23, YG11, R59, R39, R37, R35

Bat: N10, N8, N6, Sakura Glaze – Black for the eyes

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Musical Penguin Parade


Hi There! Today I’d like to share a Christmas Card I made using Top Hat Penguin – RLF005 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Trumpet Penguin – RLF006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and Flute Penguin – RLF002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). Musical Wishes – GLL014 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) was chosen for the sentiment. I just love these adorable penguins and couldn’t resist putting them all together to create a musical penguin parade. LOL!

To make my card this week, I used Recollections – White cardstock for the base card which is 7.25″ x 7″. I scored the paper at 3.5″ to create the dimensions of 7.25″ x 3.5″. The red background was cut to the same size using Crafter’s Companion Luxury Cardstock – Red. The musical notes layer was cut from Craftsmart – Classic Village at 7″ x 3.25″. The snowy background was die cut to the same size in length using Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper. I used My Creative Time – Tall Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Tall Frame Layers in order to achieve this. Once the snowy background paper was die cut, I tore along it in order to create the illusion of white snow drifts along the top of the snow. I adhered all of the layers with double-sided tape. Using my large Misti, I stamped the sentiment using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and embossed it with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat set the embossing powder.

I stamped all of the images onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Misti and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. The images were then all coloured in with Copic markers and die cut using my Brother Scan and Cut machine. Then I ran all of the images through my Xyron Creative Station to make them all stickers. I placed them on the card and then used Stickles – Diamond to create some snow drifts. Clear – Wink of Stella was added to the Candy Cane to make it sparkle and also to all of the leaves and holly on the hats.

To complete the card, I edged all around the scene with Stickles – Sea Glass.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Top Hat Penguin – RLF005 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Trumpet Penguin – RLF006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Flute Penguin – RLF002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment Background: Musical Wishes – GLL014 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper – 8.5 x 11″, Hot Buy Craftsmart – Classic Village – 12″ x 12″ paper, Crafter’s Companion Luxury Cardstock – Red – 8.5 x 11″

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Tall Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Tall Frame Layers

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug,  Xyron Creative Station, Stickles – Sea Glass, Stickles – Diamond, Clear – Wink of Stella, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Penguin Bodies: W9, W7, W5, W3, E15, Y17, YR16, YR15, E43, E42, E41, E40, R11, RV00, Colorless Blender, White Prismacolor Premier Pencil

Top Hats: C9, C8, C6, C3

Scarfs and Hat Bands: BG78, BG75, BG09, BG07, BG02

Vest and Mouse: R59, R39, R37, R24, C3, C1

Horn and Flute: E97, E23, Y17, Y15, Y11

Holly and Leaves: YG97, YG95, YG01, G21, R39, R24

Bird: Y19, Y15, Y11, YR15

Candy Cane: R37, R35, C1, C0, Colorless Blender, Clear – Wink of Stella

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

You are Mer-Mazing!


Sharing a card I made today using You are Mer-Mazing (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps) for the images and sentiments. For the background I used Kraftin’ Kimmie – Mermaid Scales Stencil.

To make this card, I first created the background using some texture paste mixed with Kraftin’ Kimmie – Mermaid Melody and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Lovely Lagoon Inks. Once it was all dry, I used my brushes with the same 2 colours to fill in all of the white on the background. Just love how this turned out.

I stamped my images using Memento – Tuxedo Black onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI to get nice clean images. The images were then coloured in with Copic markers and I added some Wink of Stella – Clear to the fins, bikini top and starfish in the mermaids hair. To finish off the card, I fussy cut around all of the images and them popped them up on the background using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. As a final touch, I added 3 Kraftin’ Kimmie – Springy Dots that lead up to the sentiment from the Seahorse.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  You are Mer-Mazing (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Mermaid Melody, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Lovely Lagoon

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Blue Ombre Cardstock

Stencil: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Mermaid Scales

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Wink of Stella – Clear, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Springy Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Hair: E99, E09, YR24, YR14, Y21

Fin: B99, B18, B16, B14, B12, BG49, BG45, G23, YG41, Clear – Wink of Stella

Starfish: Y38, Y19, Y13, E31

Seahorse: BV20, BV13, BV11, V01, V000, C0, BG13, BG11, BG10

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Cupid Didn’t Miss!


Welcome Back KLM Digital Designs Fans!

KLM Digital Designs released some brand new stamps recently and today, I’m combining Cupid Gnome and Cupid! The sentiment is also a part of the Cupid set. I thought these 2 stamps worked so well together to create a little Valentine Card scene! Can you just feel the love???

I know Cupid Gnome sure didn’t miss when he shot the love arrow into my husband’s heart many years ago. I couldn’t ask for a better man. He’s definitely 1 in a million and I wouldn’t trade him for the world. LOL!

To make the card, I brought the digital images into Microsoft Word and arranged them using a 5.5″ x 4.25″ rectangle box as my guide. Then I printed out the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Grayscale using my HP Printer. (Grayscale prevents the image from smudging when you go to colour.)

I coloured in the images and added some Clear – Wink of Stella to the wing. (It doesn’t show up in the picture.) Then I trimmed the coloured images and mounted them onto Recollections – Cranberry cardstock. Lastly, I added some little hearts that I had die-cut earlier. I also added a heart above the “i” in Cupid.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Cupid Gnome (KLM Digital Designs), Cupid (KLM Digital Designs)

Sentiments: Cupid (KLM Digital Designs)

Ink: HP Printer – Grayscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Cranberry cardstock

Die Cuts: Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted

Tools: Cuttlebug, Xyron Create-A-Sticker, Wink of Stella – Clear

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R22, R20

Hair and Beard: E35, E34, E33

Hat: R59, R37, R35, R24

Pants: G99, G94, YG63, YG61

Bow: E55, E53, E51

Angel Wings: BG10, BV00, RV00

Cloud: BV0000, B0000, C0, Colorless Blender

Background: B0000, B000, E34, E33, E31

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Digital Designs on Facebook.

Witchy Poo and Crew!!


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps we are celebrating Hallowe’en.  This week, I used Boo Crew In Frame – P121 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps).

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Boo Crew In Frame – P121 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Pebbles – Boo! (6×6 in / 15.2×15.2 cm)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Pebbles – Boo! (6×6 in / 15.2×15.2 cm)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Black Sewing Thread, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: BG96, BG93, BG90, YG23, G40

Hair: V17, RV04, YG23, YR02, RV93

Hat and Dress: V09, V06, V04, YR18, YR15, Clear – Wink of Stella

Bat: W7, W5, W3, W1, R22, R20

Ghost: C2, C0, Colourless Blender, R22, R20

Bow: YG13, YG11, YG09

Wood Frame: E39, E37, E35, E33

Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Background: BV08, BV04, BV02, BV00

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

Make a Wish!


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Dreamerland has just released some brand new stamps and today, I’m sharing Fairy-2 – D10953  (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps)!  To create the background, I spritzed some watercolour paper with various inks and then embossed with Dandelion folder. To finish it off, I added in some glitter. The image was coloured with copic markers.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Fairy-2 – D10953 (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps)

Sentiments: Birthday Sentiments – Set 002 – DS163007

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint, Stampin Up – Winter White,

Embossing Powder:  Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder, DecoArt Glamour Dust

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Watercolour paper

Embossing Folder: Exclusive designs by Angela Poole – Dandelion Dreams

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Quickie Glue, Echo Park  Paper Co. Enamel Dots – Imagine That

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R22, R20

Hair: E57, E55, E53

Dress: BG49, BG18, BG13, BG11

Wings: BG78, BG49, BG15, Y00, B00, Clear – Wink of Stella

Dandelion: W3, W1, W0, W00

Background: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Krafty Kolours – Bubbly Blue, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Krafty Kolours – Purple Pansy, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Krafty Kolours – Purple Petunia (Spritzed ink onto watercolour paper)

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Merry Christmoose!


Welcome One Crazy Stamper Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and this month at One Crazy Stamper we are celebrating Christmas in July with High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  This week, I used Mudzies Gift (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). Looks like Mudzie is already to start the celebration of Christmas early too!

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Mudzies Gift  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts – Jolly – 6 x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm), Green Cardstock, Crafts – Glitter Cardstock 02-3068425, Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper – 8.5 x 11″

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set, Cheery Lynn Designs – B923 – Merry Christmoose

Tools: Cuttlebug, MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool

Image coloured in Copic Markers:

Fur: E37, E35, E33, E31

Ears: R02, R01

Antlers: E25, E23, E21

Sweater: BG49, BG45, BG34

Bow: C1, R39, R29, R27, R24

Gift: BG05, BG01, B00, Wink of Stella – Clear

Wall: YG07, YG06, YG01, YG00, G28

Baseboards: C1, 0 Blending Marker

Floor: E09, E08, E07

Christmas Lights: C0, R29, R27, R24, BG49, BG45, BG34, Wink of Stella – Clear

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the One Crazy Stamper blog, and the One Crazy Stamper Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

Panda Birthday


Sharing a card that I made for a friend who LOVES Pandas. Every year I try to come up with a new creation for her. Hope you like this year’s creation! All of the images were coloured in with Copic markers.

On the front of the card, I used a stamp from Woodware Craft Collection – Clear Magic Singles – Pandamonium. Sentiment – Jaded Blossom – Forest Friends.

On the inside of the card, I used the stamp from AI – Art Impressions Popcards – Panda Popcard. Sentiment – Your Next Stamp – Whatnot Sentiments Set Twelve.

 

Stamps: Woodware Craft Collection – Clear Magain Singles FRS370 Pandamonium; AI – Art Impressions Popcards – 4860 – Panda Popcard; Your Next Stamp – Whatnot Sentiments Set Twelve – CYNS638; Jaded Blossom – Forest Friends

Additional items used:

Art Impressions 4862 – PopCard Template

Cuttlebug

Clear – Wink of Stella

MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool

Inks: Memento Ink; VersaFine – Onxy Black; Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail; Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder.

 

 

 

 

Winter Polar Bear


Hi There,

Thought I’d share another Christmas card that I just finished for this year. Only about 45 more to go!!!!

PolarBear-TCBJ

To make this card I used the .svg cut from Too Cute By Jessica called Winter Polar Bear – Designer Jessica Owens 2015 and cut it out on my Cricut Explore after I finished uploading the image in Cricut Design Space. Used Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point, General’s Charcoal white for the eyes and Pigma Micron 03 black marker for the eyelashes.

Added some Clear – Wink of Stella on the red portion of the candy cane and  Wink of Stella – Glitter White on the white pieces.

Ranger Stickles Yellow Glitter Glue for the centre of the pointsettia.

Here is a close-up of the bear.

PolarBearCUp-TCBJ

All patterened papers are from Pebbles – Home for Christmas paper pad – 36 papers- 6 x 6 in (15.2 x 15.2 cm).

Inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles and Memento Dew Drop – Lady Bug ink.

Sentiment is from Popcorn the Bear – Christmas Collection. Also used Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies. Stamped sentiment with Versamark and then used Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail.

My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies were used for framing the bear.

Hope you like it!

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Card for Parents


Hi There,

Back to share another card that I made for Valentine’s Day. Since my parents live so far away, I thought these 2 digi stamps from Craftin Desert Diva’s would be perfect for a simple little Valentine’s card for them.

I brought the 2 digi’s into Microsoft Word and then duplicated them 3 more times for a total of 4 images each. This allowed me to fussy cut the images after colouring the various parts and then layer them to give the characters some depth. I printed the images out onto “100% Recycle Paper, Robert Bateman, Cover Series, Artist Quality Sketchbook” paper and then used PrismaColor Premier Pencils and Gamsol blending medium to colour the images. I highlighted the eyes with Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen and the noses with Gelly Roll Sakura #6 Pen. A touch of Clear – Wink of Stella on the small hearts.

The 2 digis that I used were:

On the Front: “Little Lovelies Bear with Mailbox”

VPSFront

Here is a closer look.

VPSCloseUp

I embossed the “Happy Valentine’s Day” with Versamark and Ranger Embossing Powder – Rich Red.

On the inside is the digi called: “Little Lovelies Love Letter Bear”.

I think the first photo shows off the layers better. This is the same image. Just shown at 2 different angles.

VPInside  IMG_20160128_230506

Here is the close up.

VPSInCloseUp

For the background paper I used K&Company 2-sided Valentine’s paper. I cut it out with Spellbinders Postage Stamps S4-348 and my Sizzix BigKick machine.

The little sentiment on the front is also from K&Company.

Hope you like it!

Entering this card into 2 of Craftin Desert Diva’s Challenges.

Craftin Desert Diva’s (Linky Party – Week 2 Challenge)

and also:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1672559509651821&type=1 (January Digi Challenge).

 

 

Valentine’s Day Card for my Hubby


Hi There,
Back again to share a Valentine’s card that I made for my wonderful husband of 25 years.
Love Bug Front   Card open

To make the shape of the card, I used Cricut Design Space and then cut the card layout and all of the images using my Cricut Explore.
I made the card 6″ x 6″ and cut 2″ off either side of the panels so that they would come together to make the front of the card.
I adhered the 2 (4″ x 3″ panels rectangles on both sides). I also used Cricut Design Space to cut the hearts directly in half so I knew they would match up on the front.
I duplicated the large hearts while they were still together and used them on the inside. The large hearts are both part of the Cricut Craft Room Basics.
The “Happy Valentine’s Day” is from Cricut – “Phrases” cartridge.

Love Bugs are all from Miss Kate Cuttables.
Valentine LadyBug Boy, Valentine Ladybug and Love Bug Title.

Here’s a closer look.

Girl Bug Mail Bug

Inside Bug

Paper background is from K@Company 12 x 12″ Designer Paper.
Wording is from Cricut – “Baby Steps Font”.

For the final touch, I added a some Clear “Wink of Stella” on the Lady and some of the hearts.
Hope you like it!

Entered this card into “Miss Kate Cuttables Galleria – January Challenge.”

Also entered into “https://www.facebook.com/groups/CricutLoversGuide/permalink/865475223573693/” – Cricut Lovers Guide to Design Space.

And: http://www.craftindesertdivasblog.com/2016/01/craftin-desert-divas-shaped-card-linky.html