Friday, October 20, 2017

Sing a song of Halloween...


After a long hiatus I was so excited to see some new Halloween digis at A Day For Daisies this week! I simply couldn't let this month end without getting at least one of them on a card. So I printed out the gorgeous Halloween Broom and paired her up with some paper from Authentique. I liked that it had the same kind of vintage vibe as she had. I colored her fabulous gown to match the two tones of orange in the paper and I also added some sparkle to it with Copic Spica glitter pens in orange and garnet. She is quite the stylin' witch, so much so that I have to wonder if she is pausing a moment before taking off on her broom for fear of messing up her beautiful hair-do... LOL!

Alrighty then, I'm outta here but be sure to stop by on Sunday because I have a special 31 Nights of Halloween post for Whimsy stamps going up this weekend.  :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Authentique
digital stamp- A Day For Daisies (Halloween Broom)
stamp- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Queen and Co bubbles
Sharpie white marker
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, E21, E13, E04, R00, R20
hair- W5, W7, W10, 110
eye- YG25
eyeshadow- W2, W4
dress- YR16, YR09, YR18, E09, E18, E81, E84, T6, T9
broom- E55, E57, E59, YR31, YR23, YR24, E35
background- N0, N3, N4, N5, N6, N10

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Your on the nice list...

Hello friends! 

You may be saying, "Hey where is the Halloween card?", well there is a very good reason for me to be skipping ahead to Christmas for the day. I’m beyond excited to be guest designing for My Favorite Things this month! It’s such an honor to be invited to join this amazingly talented group of stampers in showcasing all of the fun and fabulous new holiday goodies from the October release. For my card today I have the sweet as can be Nice List Pure Innocence. I am a long time fan of these darling stamps so I knew she would be the first one getting on a card. Because I wanted the sentiment to have a big impact as well, I grabbed the Merry Christmas Greeting, masked off Nice List with some post it tape, then stamped it right next to her overlapping a bit at the top of her list. While the mask was still in place I grabbed some green ink and quickly sponged some onto the bottom corner just to help ground her in place. Once the post it tape is removed this creates the illusion of her standing in front of a large sign. Then all I had to do was grab my new favorite die, the A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax set 1, to cut it all out and pop it on a card base. I LOVE the super narrow border the largest rectangle creates on an A2 card and I seriously can't stop using it!
Now if you head on over to the MFT blog you will find a bonus second card that I've created as well. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!      
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- My Favorite Things (Nice List Pure Innocence and Merry Christmas Greeting)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Studio Calico brick house, poppy and lime light
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Smooch gold
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E25, E29
clothes- E50, E81, E84, 0, R17, R27, E19, YG67, C8, C10, 110, W7
list- W00, W0, W1, W2
shadow- YG91, YG93

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Happy Halloween...

Hey there!

So I'm going from two days of pretty sweet and cutsie Halloween cards to something a bit darker and more macabre... insert ominous chuckle here, LOL! I've had Belinda Bones from Kraftin' Kimmie stamped up for ages just waiting to get on a card and this was her year. I got Belinda all colored up and then my sister suggested that she needed some tombstones. Luckily I had the perfect stamps in my stash to do just that. Then I ran across this cool card on Instagram by Sandy Allnock where she had colored in an entire graveyard which inspired me to try my hand at it too. Tackling that eerie scene must have got my spooky juices flowing because that's when I got the idea to finish it all off with an open grave at her feet. Is it terrible that this card totally makes me giggle each time I see it?  Alrighty, I'm going to enter this into the Wednesday 'anything goes' challenge over on the KK blog.

See ya in 24!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
stamps- Kraftin' Kimmie (Belinda Bones), Inkadinkado (tombstones), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR31, YR14, YR27, E39
eyes- E35, E47, E49, BG000
make-up- W3, W5, C8
clothes- T3, T5, T7, T10, FYG1
grass- YG91, YG93
dirt- E42, E43, E44, W5
tombstones- C1, C3, W1, W3, W5
sky- C6, C10

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Forget brains, I want candy...

Hello crafty friends! 

Are you ready for my Tuesday 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card? Last week I finally got my hands on the Magic Color Slider die set from Lawn Fawn and I couldn't wait to try my hand at something new. So I grabbed the super cute Trick or Treat stamp set from TGF and settled on the zombie boy for the magic little scene. I knew that I would need to use Staz On ink for stamping on the transparency layer but when I dug out my old ink pad I was bummed to find it completely dry! To say it had been a few years since I'd used it would be an understatement, LOL! Unfortunately I don't have a local craft store that I can run and pick up a new ink pad at so I had to make do with my Versafine onyx black but I had to let it sit overnight and set it with a heat gun before it wouldn't smear. Needless to say, Staz On ink will be at the top of my shopping list so that I have an easier time on the next magic color slider card that I make. Other than that little mishap I have to say that this die set made the whole process super quick and easy  Bonus points as it makes me look and feel craftier than I actually am too! ;) 

Now don't forget the monthly challenge over on the 7 Kids blog. There is plenty of time to get creative and enter in for a chance to win the $20 gift certificate!
Just pull the tab and...
oooooooh, it's magic!!!
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
paper- Doodlebug (Booville)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Trick or Treat set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
Lawn Fawn magic color slider die set
Doodlebug alphabet rub ons
Copic markers:
skin- E70, E71, E000, E00
hair- T5, T7, T9, 110
clothes- BG53, BG15, BG07, YG00, YG03, YG25, 100
table- V06, V09, V17, C9, C1
candy bowl- Y17, Y38, YR04, 100
candy- RV04, RV09, Y04, Y17, YG00, YG25, BG15, V05, V17, C1
floor- E30, E31, E35
wall- FBG2, C2

Monday, October 16, 2017

Ghostly greetings...

Good morning!

I finally found time to play in the MFT sketch challenge and I'm so glad I did because I've been meaning to ink up these funny little ghost for weeks. The set is called Fab-BOO-lous Friends and everything about it just makes me happy. And talk about a super quick card to put together and color, I think when it was all said and done this was made in just under an hour. The Doodlebug papers are a perfect fit with those bright colors popping off the white background. The finished card is much different from the rest of the Halloween cards I've been making this year but who says all Halloween cards have to be dark and spooky?  ;)

Later gators!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug
stamps- My Favorite Things (Fab-BOO-lous Friends)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched stax rectangle dies
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
ghosts- BG0000, G000, G00, BG15, YG01
ghost- C0, C2, C3, FV2, V05, 0
shadows- W00, W1, W2, W4, W7

Friday, October 13, 2017

You say witch...

TGIF my friends!

I'm wrapping up this week with my guest post for Whimsy Stamps and I've done another twist on a non-Halloween stamp. This beauty was just released last week and she is called Hot Chocolate Honey. I really can't wait to use her on a cozy Christmas card but until then I thought it would be fun to turn her into a witchy gal with a magical brew. So I wiped away the heart from the mug as well as the marshmallow before stamping her up then just colored her up in some perfectly witchy colors with an eerie glow. I even added a little spider to her cup for good measure. This potion paper from Carta Bella nailed the theme I was going for and I love how it kinda looks like we are peeking in on her in her secret apothecary.   :)

Thanks for dropping by and I hope your weekend is a crafty one!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Carta Bella (Haunted House)
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Hot Chocolate Honey), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
Studio Calico sequins
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things double stitched circle die
My Favorite Things stitched flag die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- BV02, BV04, BV08
eyes- YG01, YG17, YG97
eyeshadow- W1. W4
lips- R21, R85, R56
shirt- T5, T6, T8, T10
straw- YR04, YR09, C1
mug/spider- Y35, YR04, YR18, 100
background- W4, W6, W8, W10
glow- FYG1, FYG2

Thursday, October 12, 2017

When black cats prowl...


I've got a quick post for a quick card to share today. This sweet digi from Mo's is called Three Little Kittens and since I am a crazy cat lady it totally tugs at my heart strings. The image seemed perfect for a Halloween card so all three of those cuties were getting colored up like my favorite black kitties. The paper is from an older Crate paper pad and I really dig the creamy, muted color scheme so of course I tried to use my Copics to match it as best I could. :)

Alrighty, I've gotta scoot my boot. Have a great day everybody!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
paper- Crate (After Dark)
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Three Little Kittens)
stamp- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
Memory Box stitched hills border die
Crate Paper sequins
Ranger glossy accents
Knot & Bow twine
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
costume- T5, T7, T9, R12
kittens- C6, C8, 100
carpet- B000, B41, BG53, C2
background- YR30, YR82, 0