Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CHF: Sketch Challenge

Today I am playing with the latest sketch challenge from the 
Cornish Heritage Farms Blog.

Here is the card that I came up with using Butterfly Fairy.

Here is the sketch that I used:

I printed the image out on my printer and heated it to make sure the ink was set.  Then I colored the image with Copic Markers and cut around the image so it would fit the sketch.

The sentiment is from the Script Essential Expressions set.

Make sure you check out what the rest of the team came up with!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 22, 2014

Skull Candle

It's that time of year when thoughts turn to creating some fall and Halloween projects!
I have a fun, simple candle project to share with you today.

I used a new Stampendous stamp, R207 Skull Stack, for this candle.

  1. Measure a piece of tissue paper to fit around the candle.
  2. Stamp Skull Stack Background on tissue paper with Tuxedo Black ink.
  3. Wrap stamped tissue around the candle.
  4. Cover with wax paper with wax side against tissue and heat entire surface till tissue melts on the candle.
  5. wrap a thin strip of sticky panel around the top and bottom of the candle and roll in glitter.

Tissue Paper
Wax Paper
Heat Tool

These candles are so quick and easy to make.
Great way to decorate and they make great gifts too!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Creative Cafe' Halloween Fun Fold Card

Happy Sunday!

I finally had some time to play with this months Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month from The Rubber Cafe'.
It's a super fun Halloween kit with two optional add on stamp sets.

For today's card I used the Too Cute to Spook stamp set along with the Halloween Traditions set that comes with this months kit.

Of course I made a fun fold card with my kit.  This is a new fold that I had never used before.  I saw the 5 x 7 version on Pinterest but worked to figure out how to make it fold down to a standard A2 size.

Start with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock.  I used purple.
Cut on the two solid horizontal lines and fold on the vertical dotted lines.

You'll end up with this.
You can see that I was still experimenting and have a couple mistake folds in there...but I covered them with patterned paper and you can't even tell in the finished card!

Cover the card base by adhering patterned paper with Scrap Happy Glue.

Stamp the web and spiders on a 2 1/2" square panel of card stock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Sponge Grape Jelly Memento ink around the edges and backed it with a slightly larger orange panel.

Stamp the dog image on a white scrap and color with Copic Markers.
Cut out the dog image and adhere to card with 3D Foam Squares.

Stamp the sentiment with Tangelo Memento ink.
Cut into flag tag shape and back with slightly larger orange panel.
Adhere to card with Scrap Happy Glue and finish with bling from the kit.

Here's a closer look at the details on the front.
Simply stamp the dog on a white scrap and color with Copic Markers.
Cut out the dog image and adhere to card with 3D Foam Squares.

Stamp the sentiment with Grape Jelly Memento ink and die cut with dies. (I used Spellbinder oval dies)
Adhere the sentiment panel to the card with Scrap Happy Glue and finish with bling from the kit.

The final touch for this card is to tie on a piece of orange ribbon from the kit!

I just love how this card turned out and hope you do too!
I'll be back next wee with another fun fold card that I made with this month kits but check back sooner because the rest of the team will be sharing more all week!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Cute & Spooky
Halloween Traditions
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Cute & Spooky
Ink: Memento-Black Tuxedo; Grape Jelly, Tangelo
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue3D Foam Squares
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Cute & Spooky
Doodlebug rhinestones & Ribbon
Tools:  Spellbinders Oval and scallop oval Dies

Saturday, September 20, 2014

C4C254: September Sketch Challenge

It's time for the monthly sketch on the Crazy4challenges Blog!

Here is the card I came up with using Sweet Sunflower Stamp from Stampendous.

I colored the image with Copic Markers.
I embossed a panel of Core'dinations cardstock and sanded it so that the embossed parts were exposed a little.

The ribbon is May Arts.
I added a sentiment from the Say it Today set.
And the final touch was some yellow mica fragments.

You can check out the sketch and see all the cards that the design team came up with on the Crazy4challenges Blog!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, September 19, 2014

I'm Thinking of You


Hope you're enjoying all the inspiration featuring Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets and Stampendous Stamps and Essentials this week! We know you'd love to win some goodies to try yourself!

I decided to use my metal to creat a fun background sheet for my cute little Happy Hopper®  Bubble Bath image.

I embossed the teal metal sheet with a cuttlebug folder and sanded it a little to bring out the silver.

I colored the image with copic markers and added May Arts Ribbon.
The Sentiment is from the Say it Today Perfectly Clear Stamps.

If you missed the earlier posts, here are the links for you. MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY The team over at Add a Little Dazzle has created a special featuring the metals from this blog hop for those of you who have already realized you're going to need these products. You can find it here - Add A Little Dazzle Stampendous Hop Special.

Of course you might win some, too! We're giving away three prize packages this week for comments on the blogs. A nice package of Metal Sheets, Stamps and Cutting Dies!


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Worth Remembering

Today I have a card that I made with this beautiful sentiment from Verses Stamps.

It's called "Live in the Present".

I kept my card pretty simple.  Just a couple pieces of paper adhered to a dark red card and stamped the sentiment on a white die cut panel.

A die cut vine and a few flowers and I was done!
Easy...Peasy....and oh so pretty!

If you haven't checked out all the great sentiments available from Verses Rubber Stamps you should!
Lot's of great ones for every occasion!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Make it Sparkle

Welcome to another weekly High Hopes Blog Challenge!

This week the challenge is:

Here is the card that I made for the challenge using one of the images from the latest High Hopes release, Jolly Penguin.

After I stamped and colored Jolly Penguin with Copic Markers, I covered the panel with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed the entire panel with Kaleidoscope embossing powder.

Then I randomly added some Spoonful of Snow embossing enamel.

My Recollection Star Brads are sparkly too!

The paper is a 6" paper pad from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)

You can learn more about this weeks challenge and see lots more DT inspiration on the 

Thanks for stopping by!