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Friday, January 30, 2015

Koala Bear Hugs


I have a card to share with you for Bunny Zoe's Crafts today.  I have used a very cute CandiBean stamp called Koala Bear Hugs.  Aren't those koalas cute and it's so nice to have a stamp with some Australian animals :)


candibean, koala bear hugs

The wonderful sentiment is from a CC Designs set called More Scripted Sentiments and the Heart Border die is from CC Designs too.
The paper is Head over Heels by Echo Park and I've used a Prima Tea-Thyme button.

We have a Hearts Challenge happening right now on the Bunny Zoe's Crafts blog, I hope you'll play along with us.

Ingredients :

Stamps :  Koala Bear HugsMore Scripted Sentiments
Card : x-press it, black, slate, Head over Heels
Ink : memento black
Other :  Heart Border die,  Prima Tea-Thyme button, copics

Copics used :
YG 91, 95
R 000, 00, 20, 24, 30, 81
W 00. 1, 3, 7. 9
BG 0000
E 000, 00, 11, 21, 39, 50, 53, 55


I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Stamping Mad
Kraftin Kimmie - Wonderful Wednesday
Papertake Weekly - Warm Colours and Buttons

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

DoveArt Studio Release 2 Blog Hop






Jennifer Dove from DoveArt Studio is back with another collection of amazing stamps.
We have a wonderful, colourful hop for you to enjoy today. The stamps are available for purchase now, you will want them all by the end of the hop.
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I love all of Jennifer's new designs but I decided to use this gorgeous stamp called Lilac and Butterfly.

jennifer dove, lilac and butterfly, cc designs


Instead of colouring the entire stamp, I decided to make the butterfly the centre of attention.
I stamped the image with Brilliance Pearlescent Purple onto vanilla cardstock.  And then stamped it again using memento black onto x-press it copic card, coloured it in with my copics and cut it out.  I did this step twice.  There is a separate top and bottom wing to give the butterfly more dimension.  I used a glue dot in between the wings to lift the outer top wing.  I also used a black marker to draw on the butterfly's legs and antennae.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Lilac and butterfly, Happy Harvest
Card : vanilla, river rock, plum, x-press it
Ink : memento black, Brilliance pearlescent purple, antique linen distress ink
Other : black pearls, vanilla seam binding, corner die (whimsy), copics

Copics used :

B 0000, 00, 02, 04
BV 0000, 00, 02,


If you get lost along the hop, here is the order . . . 
Comment on each blog, because 2 of them hold the prize. What is the prize???  Two lucky winners will win 2 stamps from the hop. The winner will be announced on Sunday January 3st at 8:00 pm est

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy

Monday, January 19, 2015

Charmings

It's time for another challenge over at the Bunny Zoe's Crafts Blog.
This month we are challenging you to use a heart somewhere on your card.
That's pretty easy right?  We hope you'll play along with us :)

I decided to make a card using a beautiful Saturated Canary stamp called Charmings.
I loved colouring her :)

charmings, saturated canary

I created the little tag by stamping Magnolia - Sparkle Hearts in the background and then over-stamping the Whimsy - Girl Talk sentiment and using a copic marker to colour the words and heart in a little.

The paper is gorgeous and is from the Glitz - Love You Madly pad.  I also used Kaisercraft - natural lace, an Ornate Heart Lock Charm and Pearls.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Saturated Canary - CharmingsWhimsy - Girl TalkMagnolia - Sparkle Hearts
Card : x-press it, crumb cake, naturals ivory, sky blue, Glitz - Love You Madly
Ink : memento black, crumb cake
Other : tag die (MFT), Opulent Ovals (SB),  Kaisercraft - natural laceOrnate Heart Lock CharmPearls, copics

Copics used : 
R 000, 00, 20, 30, 81, 83
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53, 55
W 00, 1, 3, 5
BG 0000, 000, 01, 10, 11, 72

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy

Monday, January 12, 2015

Freckles

Hi :)  It's Kathy here to show you a card I made for CC Designs using one of the super-duper cute new images from Pollycraft.  This one is called Freckles and she's absolutely adorable!

cc designs, pollycraft, freckles, make a card #2 die


I also used the new CC Designs Cutters Make a Card #2 Die for the oval, scalloped oval, tag and heart.  I cut the little heart out of felt and the die cut it out perfectly :)

The sentiment is from a new set too called Valentine Sentiments - I love this set!  There are so many great sayings in it and it's such a cute font :)  This one actually says "LOVE is all you need" but as the girl was holding the word "LOVE"  I decided to mask off that part of the sentiment and just use the rest (it also fit on the cute tag that way) :)

Ingredients :

Stamps : Freckles, Valentine Sentiments
Card : x-press it, celery, olive, Cambridge Court (MME)
Ink : memento black, pool party, celery
Other : Make a card #2 die, grassy edges die (MFT), felt, copics

She was lots of fun to colour with my copics :)
Copics used :
BG 0000, 10, 11, 72
R 20, 30, 81, 83
RV 21, 63
Y 11, 13, 15
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53, 55
W 1


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Rose


I've made another card with some lovely goodies from the CC Designs January release.
This one is called Rose, isn't she so adorable!?


cc designs, rose

I didn't have to cut her out either, as she has a coordinating die.  Christine was even clever enough to add the "Love U" to the die.  So that is really a wonderful bonus. I love word dies!

Ingredients :

Stamps : Rose
Card : x-press it, black, pool party, confetti white
Ink : memento black
Other : Rose die, subtle dots, copics

Copics used :
R 000, 00, 20, 24 30
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53, 55
YG 0000, 01
BG 0000, 10, 72
W 00

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Cute Card Thursday - What's New
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Something New

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy

Friday, January 2, 2015

Rain

It's Day 3 of the new release previews at CC Designs.

Today the Design Team are showcasing the cute new stamps by Pollycraft.
I decided to use this adorable one called Rain.


She is SO sweet isn't she!!!
I also used the new Valentine Sentiments set again and also a new die called Make a Card #2.
This die includes the oval, scalloped oval and hearts that I used here, plus there are some other cute shapes included with it too.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Rain, Valentine Sentiments
Card : x-press it, crumb cake, Delightful (Authentique)
Ink : memento black, antique linen
Other : Make a Card #2 die, copics

Copics used :

BG 0000, 000, 09, 10, 72
YG 0000, 11, 13
R 0000, 00, 30, 81, 83, 85
W 00, 1
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53, 55

Please take a look at the CC Designs blog to see the beautiful creations made by the Design Team.

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Looking Back

I decided to spend some time this afternoon reminiscing about my stamping year in 2014.
It was lovely to look back at what I've done.
I feel so very thankful to have been on a few Design Teams this year, it has been an honour and privilege to work with Whimsy Stamps, CC Designs and Bunny Zoe's Crafts :)
Looking back reminded me how lucky I am! :)

As always it was very hard to pick my favourite card for each month!  I have been very strict with myself this year though and have only allowed myself to double up once :)


January

Last January must have been a great month creatively.  I hope the same thing happens this January too :)  I just had to choose both these cards as I think they're two of my favourites ever.
The first one was actually a card for Bunny Zoe's Crafts but it uses a CC Designs Stamp and I love it!  The second one features a beautiful Sylvia Zet design for Whimsy Stamps and I love it too.  They're both gorgeous girls!



February

A card I made for Bunny Zoe's Crafts using a very cute Wild Rose Studio stamp.  I love cute animals on cards and this one is super-cute!


March

I made this one for my eldest daughter because she just LOVES pigs!  She loved the card too :)


April

I started on the Design Team at CC Designs.  I just love their cute images!!!


May

I just love this gorgeous stamp by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps.  That elephant is so cute!!!


June

Another card for CC Designs.  I love getting a chance to be a bit punny :)


July

This girl by Time 4 Tea designs is just so sweet.  And I love the colour combo and design of this card. The design was from a sketch challenge and they're great fun to enter.


August

This one is kind of amazing in that it is not for a Design Team at all!  That doesn't happen very often any more.  I wanted a card for an Engagement Party and I just didn't have a stamp that seemed right.  So I looked around and found this digi by Mo Manning and had to buy it.  It is gorgeous and I loved colouring it too!


September

This Wild Rose Studio reindeer is just so cute!


October

This one isn't actually a card but a shadow box frame I made for my Granddaughter.
I love this stamp!!!


November

A cute penguin card for Christmas.  I definitely didn't make as many Christmas cards this year.  That should be one of my New Years Resolutions, to make more (and actually send them out too!)


December

I love how this one turned out.  Such a cute image and I love the papers as well.



Thanks to all my readers who've left me encouraging comments during the year.  I really appreciate it :)

Here's to a bright and wonderful 2015 !

Kathy