Nov 21, 2014

Snowflakes and pine boughs

Happy Friday! I have another Christmas Card to share today, using stamps from 
I found the inspiration for this card on pinterest.

I started out by heat embossing the pine boughs and snowflakes onto white card stock. Then I inked it up with tea dye distress ink. The large stamp Glorious Song was then stamped onto the paper using tea dye ink. Layered the snowflakes and added a little button with silver twine to the center. This was then adhered to the white card base, and I stamped the sentiment on the bottom portion of the card

Products used:
(all stamps by JFF)

Thanks for visiting,
and stay warm!!

Nov 18, 2014

Winter Pine for Penny Black and More

Happy Tuesday!
It's time for a little Penny Black and More inspiration! Did you play along yet in our November Challenge? There is still a little time left. As always we have some very generous sponsors again this month, and you can enter up to 3 times for more chances to win. Our theme this month is super easy too - Anything Goes - so no reason not to link up.

For today's card I used one of my new Penny Black stamps - Winter Pine.

This stamp is available HERE in my Etsy Shop.

It's been stamped onto 110lb recollections card stock and colored with copic markers. After coloring I simply inked up the edges using a matching green ink and stamped the sentiment. Sentiment is part of this slapstick stamp set. 

To finish it off I sewed around the edges and added some glitter and glassy glaze. 

Product list:
Winter Pine - Penny Black
Memento black ink, green ink
Recollections and SU card stock
glitter, glassy glaze, sewing machine

I am also playing along here:
A girl who crafts - Always ANYTHING GOES
A Little Bit Crafty - CAS or Clean and simple!
Artistic Stampers -  Christmas is Coming
Bearly Mine - Christmas cards
Card A Day Blog- Christmas
Crafters Companion - Christmas/ Winter
Christmas Cards All Year Round - doesn't have any patterned paper
Natalie and Amy's Challenge -  'Stitch It!'

 Have a great day!

Nov 17, 2014

Let is Snow

Hello and thanks for visiting! I have a new card to share today using a beautiful stamp from Whimsy's Cottage Cuties collection along with some other Whimsy favorites.

This beautiful stamp is called "Snow Bunny". It was one of the have to have stamps for me from the November release. I stamped her onto copic blending card using memento ink and then colored with copic markers. As you can see it's been fussy cut. 
I created the background using the "Christmas Scene Builder" set from Whimsy's SCDesigns. Sentiments are from the stamp set "Winter Wonderland", another Whimsy SCDesigns favorite of mine. The card base was done using Whimsy's double scallop square die. I simply added some glitter to finish it off.

Product List:
Memento and SU ink
xpress and SU papers
double scallop square die - Whimsy Stamps

Playing along in these challenges:
Sweet Stampin -  TO DIE FOR
Brown Sugar –  Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long -  Anything Goes
Creative Corner -  Let It Sparkle
Have a great day!!

Nov 15, 2014

Shadowbox Card

Hello and thanks for stopping by!
Yesterday was my turn to share something on the Just For Fun Rubberstamp blog, and I decided to create a shadowbox card. I've only made a few of these in the past, but they are so much fun to make and actually really easy. And they lay flat for easy mailing. 

Sorry I don't have any step by step photos, because usually when I make a card I don't really think about the design until I have started, and by that time my desk is just a complete mess, and no room for photographing. And I don't have good lighting in my stamp corner. But here are the simple steps for those of you that would like to know how it's done.

I started out with two pieces of kraft cardstock, measuring 4.25 x 5.5 inches each. I scored these at 0.5 and 1 inches on the left and right side (shorter sides). Next I cut a window out on one of the card stocks using a nestability die, which is going to be used for my top piece. As you can see, I used a background stamp on this card stock. You can also decorate this with designer paper if you wish. 
I adhered the stamped trees onto the other piece of card stock. (I cut the image panel to fit between the scored lines.)  Next I folded along the scored lines (both pieces in the opposite direction), and added sticky tape to the sides to create this shadow box card. Added some coordinating papers and decorated with the sentiment and snowflake.

For the image on the inside, I simply stamped the trees using archival ink onto white card stock. Then I swiped the ink pad across the paper to add some color. I also added some frosted lace stickle glitter to the trees and snowy ground. I wanted a little more contrast, so I decided to use part of the glorious song sentiment here and there on my top piece of card stock. 

Product list:
all by JFF Rubberstamps
Card stocks by SU and Recollections
Layered Snowflake die by Whimsy Stamps
Rhinestones, stickles glitter

I am playing along here:
A Crafty Mess  Anything Goes
 Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything Goes 
Fun with Shapes -  - Christmas is Soon 
Jingle Belles  The Great Ourdoors 
Sister Act Card Challenge -  Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Nov 14, 2014

Guest Designer at Art by Mi Ran

Happy Friday! 

I recently was invited to be a guest designer for the Art by Mi Ran challenge blog, and lucky me I got to choose not one but two gorgeous stamps to play with. Of course I couldn't help coloring them up both, so I have two cards to share with you.

Isn't she a cutie!! Loved coloring her up, although I had lots of problems with bleeding ink, and the printer ink turning purple ... due to my printer not liking my paper. But I ended up fussy cutting, so I could fix the problem a little bit. Papers are from Prima markerting, sentiment from Whimsy's Everyday Greetings set. Embellished with some twine and glitter.

I am entering the above card here:
Creative Moments -  Anything goes/ Celebration 


The card below uses the image Elfi Elizabeth. Another cutie from Mi Ran's shop.
I've used some older sentiment stamps from Whimsy stamps on the card to create this Christmas card (Holiday postage stamps). Papers are from my stash. I embellished with gold cord and glitter. The die in the corner is whimsy's holly and berries die, and felt flower that I had for a long time.

I am entering the Christmas card here:
C.R.A.F.T. -  Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything goes

Nov 12, 2014

My New Shop is OPEN!!!

Hello everyone! I have some very exciting news to share today, and a new card too!

Last month I decided to quit my part time job due to personal reasons, but since I am not one that can find enjoyment in doing nothing, I decided to open up my own little Etsy shop selling some of my favorite stamp designs.

As you may have guessed from my logo above, I am currently only selling stamp designs by Penny Black. You can visit my shop by clicking the link above, or simply type TimelessStamps4You in the Etsy search field. 

My first shipment just arrived a couple days ago, and I spent the day yesterday getting the shop ready.
I am currently only shipping to the US, due to the high shipping cost overseas, and lack of tracking once the shipment leaves the United States. 

Of course I had to get inky with one of the newest Penny Black stamps, and one of my new favorites
Winter Song. The stamp is currently available in my shop.

This is a very large stamp, and so beautiful! I did have a little bit trouble stamping it, due to the size, but after a couple tries I was happy with it. It was best to use it without the acrylic block, and simply laying the card stock over the stamp and then apply pressure with hands. 

The card was very simple to create. After stamping I simply inked the edges with turquoise ink, and adhered to the black background. The bird was stamped separately and colored with alcohol markers. Added glitter to the snowy parts on the bottom portion and finished off with some punched snowflakes. The sentiment is from an older stamp set.

Product list:
Winter Song - Penny Black, sentiment - maker unknown
broken china distress ink, memento black ink
Recollections 110lb white card stock, SU black card stock
brads, glitter

I am playing along here:

Crafty Sentiment Designs -Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations -  Make It Sparkle  -
  Party Time Tuesdays - - Anything Goes 
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes and/or Stars
 Craft Your Passion -  Something beginning with B (how about a bird?) 
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas + DT Call 
Love to Create Anything Goes
 Squigglefly - Christmas Card
My Perfect Life –  Festive 48 Week 44 ALWAYS ANY Christmas card
hat Craft Place  Anything Goes
Thanks so much for visiting,
Happy Stamping!! 

Nov 10, 2014

Little Snowflake Dancer

Good Morning and Happy Monday!

I just couldn't wait to use this adorable stamp illustrated by Sylvia Zet. It was one of the new releases this month, available in red rubber from Whimsy Stamps.
I created a stage around her by cutting out some "curtains". I simply used an oval die and then cut it to shape the curtains. Since my paper was double sided, I had to cut out two ovals, but if your paper has the same pattern on both sides, you can just use one oval. For the valance I layered some lace, a punched scallop border and then added the snowflake border. As tiebacks I used snowflakes and some black gingham ribbon. The image was stamped onto copic blending card and colored with copic markers. 

Here is a view of the inside of my card. This is how I usually decorate my insides, just a little bit of stamping and a bit of matching designer paper. Other than that I like to keep lots of room for writing on the inside. I used an older snowflakes background stamp randomly, and then in the corner I stamped one of the sentiments from the new set "Bracket sentiments".
Product list:
copic blending card, recollections 110 lb card stockstock, SU designer paper
gingham ribbon, glitter
*NEW Snowflake Dancer - Click Image to CloseGirl Talk*NEW Winter BracketsSnowflake BackgroundLayered Snowflake DiesSnowflake Border Die 

I would love to play along here:
Challenge Up Your Life- ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Catz -  Ribbon & Lace (lace is placed behind the punched scallop border in valance - a little hard to see, but it's there peeking out)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Winter Holiday with Ribbon or Trim
Stempelsonnen Challenge - t's Winter

Thanks so much for visiting!
 I hope you're having a good week and stay warm!