Sunday, December 31, 2017

Week of 12/24/17 Cards

FS568 - Heidi, better known as howdyheidi. I found this super cute CARD.

CCC18JAN - Silhouette

I have officially started my 2018 cards. I am going to need over 100 next year with that in mind I know I will fall behind because I will have a few months where I will forget to make Christmas cards. So I am starting now.

I liked the way Heidi had the Happy over the wreath so I put a die cut wreath that was sitting on my desk down on top of a sponged BG and added the word JOY that also has been sitting on my desk for a long time. Finished off with the gem.


SC677 - this weeks sketch

Sponged on distress oxides in the colors of the rainbow. Die cut the paw prints and stamped the sentiment. Die cut the poodle and popped it up on dimensionals.

This card was very emotional grabbing to me when I created it. I love how this turned out and plan on making more. I am not sure why this one really got to me but it turned out better than I had initially imagined.

Lost Pet 

WT668 - Tick Tock

MMTPT492 - A Wren & Two Turtle Doves

Used DPs and sponged the TH clock on the DPs. Cut down the pink plaid and popped on dimensionals. Added a lace trim and some HFC leaves and some punched flowers. Finished off with some pearls and the bird that were sitting on my desk.

The DPs, flowers and bird are all items that were sitting on my desk. I am making it my goal for 2018 to use stuff up and this card sure meets that goal. That bird has been on my desk for a year. Glad to have it on a card.

Girl Time 

F4A410 - Favorite Stamp

MIX257 - Favorite Technique

I love this sentiment stamp set from Artzy. I have used it on a ton of cards this year for pet sympathy as I make a bunch of pet sympathy cards and donate them. This has been my go to set and with it I have made and donated over 200 cards this year. I anticipate doing more next year and this set is perfect for those cards.

My favorite technique right now is to add distress oxide inks in a stencil. I love the new distress oxides they spread so smoothly and can be added to white or colored card stock. Here I used the red (more like pink) to this grey and it really stands out beautifully.

Faithful Companion 

IC630 - World Market where I found this super cute Card.

CCC18FEB - Santa and his reindeer (sorry no Santa on this one but I have the reindeer.)

I grabbed this DP for my base with the red deer then layered the white layer with the fancy edge. Finished the card off with the last of the Christmas Green Duck images from last year to finish using them up. 

My 2018 goal is to use stuff up. This card used up the last of the Christmas embellishments from Green Duck. I am taking one bag, one set of stickers, one set of die cuts that I have sitting on piles on my desk and pulling them over to use and get rid of. This is my own goal for 2018 so I can make room for the stuff I love and want to use.

Christmas Wrapping 

FS569 the super talented Nan Cee's. I found this Beauty.

Cut down some DSP for the top rather than the white and used a fancy trim for the edge. Stamped the flower and added some punches leaves. Finished off with a punched stamen and pearl.

Using stuff up for 2018 is my goal. The leaves and flower were sitting on my desk waiting to be used along with the white border. I hope to have the piles of stuff that has been sitting waiting for cards cleaned up by the end of year so that I can finally get to crafting with some fun new goodies.

Hello Flower 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Week of 12/17/17 cards

MIX256 - Silent Night For this week's challenge, make a holiday card that is either calm (using all cool colors) or bright (using all warm colors). 

CCC18JAN - Silhouette

I am trying to use stuff up. These JOY letters were sent to me and sitting on my desk. I masked off the CS and sponged distress oxide on the base. Then used up some white CS to punch out the berries and colored those with copics.

Yeah one more item off my desk and a Christmas card for next year. Whoo Hoo!!!


WT667 - Color me Christmas

This super cute image is prestamped from Hobby House. I colored it with copics and added some pencil strokes to the penguin.

The light blue layer I sponged on some paint then white heat embossed the snowflakes. Finished off with some DPS, embossing and added snowflakes with stickles. The sentiment is an old winter/Christmas set of stickers that I am trying to use up.

My 2018 goal is to use stuff up and I have started the goal now so that I have a good head start on it for next year. That includes images that are prestamped that are not colored, stickers and leftover scraps. 

Copics Used

Let It Snow

SC676 - This weeks sketch

Stamped the super fun House Mouse and colored with pencils. Added Nuvo Drops to the pin heads. Cut down many fun scraps and added it around the image. Finished off with the paper cut button that has been sitting on my desk and some bakers Twine.

My goal for 2018 is to make cards using up stuff sitting on my desk and scraps. This paper button I have had for a year and I love all the scraps I used around the image.

Sew Much Fun 

IC629 - Christopher Radko where I found this Tree Topper.

I loved the nontraditional colors in that tree topper so I kept the card in very similar colors.

Sprayed gold on the die cut tree and cut part of the bottom off to fit on the panel. and added pearls.

Used a few different DPs and stamped the sentiment.

Nontraditional Tree 

Friday, December 22, 2017

Week of 12/10/17 cards

This was by far my favorite sketch so far this year. I just love the way this one came out.

SC675 - This weeks sketch

CCC17DEC - Anything Goes

I still need to make 10 more cards. I miscounted and found I need a few more so I will be cranking out some cards to get them done and in the mail this weekend.

Cut down the layers and embossed the base. Die cut the oval and cut out the center. Die cut the Santa and reindeer and popped on dimensionals. Finished off with the word believe in the same gold paper.


WT666 - Christmas Bird Count

Stamped the cute Stampendous birds and colored with copics. Used a couple DPS for the layout and layered on craft. Finished off with the ribbon and a punched snowflake with stickles.

Birds of a Feather 

Copics used:

IC626 - Dept 56. I found this adorable SNOWMAN. 

I have wanted to use this Penny Black image ever since I got it. I picked it up over a year ago. Shhh Don't tell hubby it took a year to ink up this image - Giggles)

Stamped the image colored with copics. The blue sunburst was sent to me from Sharon in a teapot exchange over a year ago. I thought this was a great way to use a blue sunburst with this DPS peeking out. Layered the image on dimensionals and finished off with sequins and stickles.


Copics used:

FS567 - Julene23! I found this really sweet Card

Carla (Covington Crafter) just sent me this sweet image in my Teapot Tuesday card and I just had to color this and use it on a card. Thank you so much Carla, you know me so well.

Colored the image with pencils and cut down. Mounted on black and pawprint EF. Finished off with a die cut paw in black and added stickles to the paw print. This will go in the next batch for my friend's little pet store. He sends them to clients that have lost a fur baby.

Paw Prints on Heart