Nov 28, 2014



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A Cold Winter Scene

Happy Friday and thank you for stopping by! I hope those of you in the US had a nice Thanksgiving yesterday and lots of yummy food!

I have a wintery card to share today using stamps from Just for Fun Rubber Stamps.

I started out by stamping the trees in the background and stamping them again without re-inking the stamp. Next I stamped the fence. For the snow banks I used a torn paper mask and an ink applicator. The snowman was stamped on separate card stock, colored and cut out and adhered to the card. Embellished with some glitter, a small clear button and some twine.

Products used:
 decorative iron fence, snowflake 
all stamps above by JFF
scallop border punch, scallop circle nestabilities die
clear button, twine, stickles glitter,
copics, SU ink, memento ink

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stay warm!!

Nov 26, 2014

A Christmas Hamster

If you are here for my Monday Morning Challenge, simply click the tab above.

Happy Wednesday everyone and a  
Warm Welcome to all my new blog readers!!!

I have a new card to share with you today, using an older but super adorable stamp from Whimsy Stamps.

He's been stamped onto 110lb card stock (I ran out of copic blending card but luckily it's already ordered), and colored with copic markers.
The sentiment I used is from the November release. I kept the sketch simple, embellished with a little bit of designer paper and an ornament border die cut.
Products used:
Christmas HamsterWinter Brackets, both by Whimsy Stamps
Ornaments Border die by Whimsy Stamps
Authentique designer paper, SU and recollections CS
glitter and red cord

I am entering my card here:
Creative Card Crew -Stripes -
Party Time Tuesdays - -Anything Goes 
Try It On Tuesday - Christmas is Coming
2 Cute Ink Challenge -  Pets
Cutie Pie Challenge - Festive Furry Friends

Nov 24, 2014

Monday Morning Challenge 1

Happy Monday and welcome to my new monthly challenge right here on my blog.

Some of you probably remember that I used to host a challenge earlier this year and then took a break. I am back with a challenge again, and since I  had to change the day of the challenge, I couldn't keep the same name, so now I simply call it the

Monday Morning Challenge

As mentioned this is a monthly challenge, going live the last Monday of each month.
For the first challenge I picked out a very easy theme

***Anything Christmas or Winter***

Simply link your new creation with inlinkz below.

Just a few things to remember...

It must be a new creation
You must mention my challenge and link back here in your post
Combine with other challenges as you wish

And please note, due to high shipping costs overseas, prize winners will be chosen from USA entries only. I am very sorry about that, as I appreciate all my international blog visitors just the same, but sadly it would cost me almost $13.00 to ship the prize to Europe (in addition to the actual prize), and I find that too costly. Thank you for understanding!!

Now onto my projects for today. . . I made two cards. . .

Stamps used:
Dashing thru the SnowWinter Song
both are by Penny Black and limited available in my Etsy shop.  
Sentiment from clear Penny Black set Holly Jolly.

For the background I masked off the bottom portion of the large stamp ( Winter Song), and added snow by tearing white card stock and adhered it to the bottom portion of the card. Inked the top part of the card with distress ink leaving off the white trees by simply covering them up with scratch paper. The image has been fussy cut after coloring with copic markers. I embellished with some glitter, silver cord and a punched out snowflake.

And here is my second creation using one of my favorite snowman stamps.

Stamps used:
Skiing Snowman by Penny black and limited available in my Etsy shop.
old SU sentiment

Designer paper is from my stash. Colored with copic markers. Embellished with glitter, twine and snowflakes.

This month's prize is a cute stamp sponsored by me / my shop



And this is the stamp that will go to one lucky winner.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Can't wait to see all your wonderful Winter/Christmas creations! You have until December 26th to enter. New challenge will start December 29th.

If inlinks is not visible simply leave  a comment with blog link.

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!!