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Thursday, December 7, 2017

MFT Sketch #362 & Color challenge #82

It's been a while since I had the time to join in with My Favorite Things sketch or color challenges. I managed to get some time today to make a simple Christmas card completing both challenges!!!


I used the Polar Bear Pals stamp set to stamps the bears and colored them with my prismacolor pencils and zig color brush markers, matching the colors to the color challenge. I then fussy cut them out and popped them up on foam dots.
I cut out the circles from the white cardstock background and added the striped papers from MFT's Painted Prints Citrus 6x6 paper pack (using the cornflour and blu raspberry colors) behind.
The sentiment was stamped from the Bitty Bears stamp set, onto MFT's Country Flair Plaid 6x6 paper pad coral crush paper.
The background was then put onto a lemon chiffon colored card base.



I am entering this card into MFT's Sketch challenge #362:




Thanks for looking!

Happy Crafting x




Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Anything Goes'.
As always, we welcome your own interpretation.

I used this adorable digital image from Whimsy Stamps - Penguin Saint Nick by Crissy Armstrong.

I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut it out.
I used the Snow Flurry clear stamp set for the snowflakes on the background, matching the colors with my image.
The tags were cut using the Stitched Tag dies, held together with some baker's twine.
The sentiment was stamped from the Penguin Winter Adventure clear stamp set using black memento ink.
I used Echo Park's Winter Wishes papers from my stash.

  

 

We are sponsored this week by Whimsy Stamps, a great prize as always! 
Hope you can join us! See you there!

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

MFT Blueprints Challenge - Holiday Tags - Part 2

Well, as usual, I always need lots of tags for the kids presents. Here are a few more tags I have made.


I used Die-namics Tag Builder Blueprints 5 as the base for my tags, decorating them with images from Jingle All The Way and Polar Bear Pals, colored with prismacolor pencils. 
The Jingle All The Way reindeer was fussy cut out and made into a shaker tag - my daughters favorite! I used some mixed green sequins and added the handwritten green label.
For the Polar Bear Pals mini polar bear, this was also made into a shaker tag using fine white glitter (it doesn't show up too well on the photo).
I added some bakers twine and a small banner from the die set.
I love how these 2 tags have turned out, and I'm sure she will too!


 

I am entering these into the current Blueprints challenge - Holiday tags.

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting x

MFT Blueprints Challenge: Holiday Tags

Well, as usual, I always need lots of tags for the kids presents. Here are just a few I have made.


I used Die-namics Tag Builder Blueprints 5 as the base for my tags, decorating them with images from Merry Christmoose (now retired) and Beast Friends, colored with prismacolor pencils. 
The Merry Christmoose 'hot chocolate' tag was perfect for my son - he LOVES hot chocolate in the winter. I used the squares from the backs of my foam dimension squares to make it into a shaker card ('waste not want not' they always say! Lol!) I used a white gel pen to handwrite his name on the tag but of some reason it has turned pink, which I only noticed after I took this picture - I'll have to go over it again!
For the Beast Friends tag I kept the same 'hot chocolate' theme but added a Santa hat to him. I used some tissue paper over the bright candy striped paper on the background, just to dull it down a bit so the paper didn't overpower the image. 
I love how these 2 tags have turned out, and I'm sure he will too!

 

I am entering these into the current Blueprints challenge - Holiday tags.

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting x

Whimsy Stamps & Kit and Clowder - Advent Calendar Day 6

Kit and Clowder are celebrating the countdown to Christmas every day on there Facebook page with giveaways and freebies from a variety of different companies. Today is the turn of Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration. They have a special free stamp + set of digital papers for you all! 


Head on over to the Kit and Clowder Facebook page for all the details:


There is also another post, with a $20 voucher up for grabs!

Here is the card I made with this cute Penguin Elf by the awesome Crissy Armstrong.


I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut it out. I added a bell and some gold stickles to the sentiment and image too.
I used the freebie sentiment sheet which I put into my silhouette studio and deleted all other sentiments. I was then left with the sentiment I wanted which I could then print out directly onto my background cardstock.
I used the smallest of the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles dies from Whimsy Stamps to cut a hole in my cardstock and then inserted the red patterned paper (another freebie which I printed off) behind. I used a fine black pen to hand draw the stitching around the hole.
I added some bakers twine and bells for added interest and dimension.

I hope you all go and grab your freebies and I can't wait to see what you do with them!

Happy Crafting and have a great Christmas. x

Whimsy Stamps December Release Preview

Welcome to December's preview of Clear & Rubber Stamps and dies at the Whimsy Stamps store

We have 3 whole days of previews on the Whimsy Facebook page and Whimsy Inspirations Blog, with the 7th being the main release day with all of the stamps (rubber & clear) and dies available in the Whimsy Store!

And don't forget about the Customer Appreciation Stamp Set - revealed on the 7th of the month - and free to all customers who spend $75 or more on a single retail order in the Whimsy Store!

I used this adorable clear stamp set from Deb Davis - 'Cupid Cutie'.

I stamped the cupid image onto pink cardstock using tuxedo black memento ink and then colored it in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and Uni-ball Signo white pen. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.
The sentiment was stamped from the same set and cut out using one of the shape dies in the coordinating set, along with the clouds too.
The small box was an Art C stamp & cut set I picked up on sale from Michaels, which actually turned out to be super cute and perfect size.
The papers and bakers twine are from my stash.

 


You have just got to see what the rest of the Whimsy Rubber Team Designer Divas have created with the stamps, dies and stencils. Go check out the Whimsy Stamps & Inspiration Facebook Page and the Whimsy Inspirations Blog
and leave them a little love. 


 Don't forget the December deals too! These are far too good to pass up.
https://whimsystamps.com/pages/december-deals

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Whimsy Stamps December Release Preview

Welcome to December's preview of Clear & Rubber Stamps and dies at the Whimsy Stamps store

We have 3 whole days of previews on the Whimsy Facebook page and Whimsy Inspirations Blog, with the 7th being the main release day with all of the stamps (rubber & clear) and dies available in the Whimsy Store!

And don't forget about the Customer Appreciation Stamp Set - revealed on the 7th of the month - and free to all customers who spend $75 or more on a single retail order in the Whimsy Store!

I used this fun image from Deb Davis - 'Gecko Love'.

I decided to paper piece this image for a change, using papers from my stash.
The sentiment is stamped using the words from the 'Cupid Cutie' clear stamp set (*SNEAK PEEK* this will be previewed tomorrow!!)
An easy CAS card.


You have just got to see what the rest of the Whimsy Rubber Team Designer Divas have created with the stamps, dies and stencils. Go check out the Whimsy Stamps & Inspiration Facebook Page and the Whimsy Inspirations Blog
and leave them a little love. 


 Don't forget the December deals too! These are far too good to pass up.
https://whimsystamps.com/pages/december-deals

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)