Saturday, November 30, 2013

Peace On Earth

This is my latest card for Bunny Zoe's Crafts.  I've used a CC Designs image called Peace On Earth and
I think she's absolutely adorable!

Peace On Earth, CC Designs, Bunny Zoe's Crafts, Authentique Joyous, Christmas, Copics

I coloured her with my copics and added some star dust stickles to her wings and halo.  I also used the gorgeous Authentique Joyous papers again (I really love this paper pad!)  All the papers on here are from this pad, even the Merry Christmas sentiment is cut out from one of the sheets!  I distressed all the edges with walnut stain distress ink and added some black flat backed pearls too.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Stampin for the weekend - Feeling Festive
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Christmas

Ingredients :

Stamps :  Peace On Earth (CC Designs)
Card : black, vanilla, x-press it, Authentique Joyous
Ink : memento black, walnut stain distress ink
Other : big shot, nellie snellen 5 point star, star dust sticklesblack flat backed pearlscopics

I would also like to let you know that there is a PRE-ORDER on now for Magnolia Little Circus Moscow and Winter Wonderland DooHickey Dies at  Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

Thanks for dropping by today to take a look.  I really should count up my Christmas cards and see how many I still need to do. It's the first of December tomorrow! Not much time left!!!


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Just letting you know that Bunny Zoe's Crafts is having a

15% OFF across the store!!!

It would be a great time to buy yourself a wonderful Christmas present :)



I have made a card for Bunny Zoe's Crafts using a very cute Whimsy stamp called Sledging.  It's a Time 4 Tea design and I just love it!
This is not actually what I think of when I hear the word sledging.  I immediately think of cricket,  as I've never even seen a sledge in real life before or ever gone skiing either.  But this does look like she's having lots of fun.
It is such a cute image and it is great for a Christmas card but you could actually use it for lots of other occasions too.  Bonus!

Sledging, Time 4 Tea, Whimsy, snow, christmas, sled, copics

I used the La La Land Ornate Snowflakes Die and some black and cream flat backed pearls.  The sentiment is from Marianne D Collectables - Corner and Winter Sent. and the paper is from the Mistletoe Magic pad by MME.

Ingredients :

Stamps :  Sledging (Whimsy),  Marianne D Collectables - Corner and Winter Sent.
Card : x-press it, black, Mistletoe Magic (MME)
Ink : memento black
Other : shabby white and shaved ice fran-tage, big shot, opulent ovals (SB),  La La Land Ornate Snowflakes Dieblack and cream flat backed pearls, copics

Copics used :

E 000, 00, 31, 33, 35, 37, 50, 53, 55
W 1, 3, 5
C 1
R 20, 24, 27, 30, 39
BG 0000, 000, 01, 09, 10, 49, 72, 75
BV 0000
YG 0000, 01, 03

Thanks for dropping by to take a look :)


Friday, November 22, 2013


Hi and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps November Release Review Day Blog Hop.
There is a prize of 2 new release stamps hidden somewhere along the way, so please make sure you leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win.

I decided to use a new stamp by Sylvia Zet called Posey.  She is absolutely adorable isn't she!!!
There are 2 new Wee fairy stamps this month.  A very pretty one called Iris and this one which is the super cute one :) And even though I am frantically trying to get more Christmas cards made, I just couldn't resist her :)

posey, wee stamps, whimsy stamps

I used star dust stickles on her wings and when dry cut them out.  I then used a knife to cut a little slit along Posey's back and slid the wing in behind.  Then I put some dimensionals near the end of her wings to raise them up and give it a real 3D effect.  I also sponged a cloudy sky behind her.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Posey, Magical Mini Letter Seals
Card : x-press it, black, grey, slate, Delightful (Authentique)
Ink : memento black, pool party, baja
Other : big shot, circle nesties, bakers twine, vintage faceted buttons, star dust stickles, copics

Copics Used :

YG 0000, 01, 03, 13
Y 11, 13, 15
E 000, 00, 50, 53, 55
R 000, 00, 20, 24, 30
BG 01, 10
YR 16

Please leave a comment and have fun looking at all the gorgeous creations on the hop :)


Kathy Tanner  (Me)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Bluebell with Poinsettias

I have made another Christmas card for Bunny Zoe's Crafts.  Can you tell I have a thing for reindeer?
They are beautiful aren't they! One of my favourite things to do at Christmas time, ever since I was a little girl, has been to watch Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer on tv.  So I have a real soft spot for them.
I guess this one isn't Rudolph but it's very sweet anyway (maybe it's Clarice?).  I coloured the deer first and it just looked so pretty I decided to colour the poinsettia pink and go with a non-traditional colour scheme.

reindeer, christmas card, rudolph, wild rose studio, bluebell with poinsettias, copic

This gorgeous stamp is by Wild Rose Studio and is called Bluebell with Poinsettias.  I also used Season's Greetings Notables 7  and the Double Scallop Doily die from Whimsy Stamps.
I used copics to colour and added a little rock candy stickles to the ground.
The paper is from the MME Mistletoe Magic pad and I used a piece of  light pink raffia lace behind the doily.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Bluebell with Poinsettias (WRS), Season's Greetings Notables 7 (Whimsy)
Card : pool party, x-press it, pink pirouette, Mistletoe Magic (MME)
Ink : memento black, pretty in pink
Other : big shot,  Double Scallop Doily die (Whimsy),  rock candy stickles light pink raffia lace, buttons, bakers twine, circle nesties, gold spica, copics

Copics used :

Y 15, 21, 23
BV 0000, 00
R 000, 24, 30
RV 0000, 00, 21, 23, 63
B 0000
BG 000
E 50, 53, 55
YG 91, 93
W 00
YR 14

You know there's only 38 more days til Christmas. 
 I need to make a lot more cards!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Winter Friends

It's challenge time again at Whimsy Stamps and it's an easy one this month - Anything Goes.
There are great prizes to be won too, so please join us :)

I decided to use a beautiful new release Whimsy Stamp by Sylvia Zet called Winter Friends.
It is such a gorgeous stamp.  I love it!!!  Aren't they all so cute!

Winter Friends, Whimsy Stamps, Sylvia Zet, Wee Stamps, Christmas Card, copics

I had lots of fun colouring this one with my copics.
I used a gold spica pen for her head band and around the boots so that is a little sparkly in real life.
I used the Holiday Sliders 3 set again for the sentiment but just cut around the oval shape instead of using the whole stamp.
The snow is a mixture of shabby white and shaved ice fran-tage and the flourish is the Large Leafy Flourish Die from Whimsy Stamps.

Ingredients :

Stamps :  Winter FriendsHoliday Sliders 3 
Card  :  grey, black, lucky lime-aid, x-press it, Mistletoe Magic (MME)
Ink  :  memento black
Other  :  big shot, Large Leafy Flourish Die, marvellous squares (SB), shabby white fran-tage, shaved ice fran-tage, gold spica, copics

Copics used :

BG 0000, 000, 09, 10, 72, 75
YG 0000, 11, 91, 93, 95
G 21, 24
R 20, 24, 29, 30, 39
YR 14, 16
BV 0000, 00
Y 15, 26
E 000, 00, 50, 53, 55
W 00,1, 3, 5, 7, 9

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Monday, November 11, 2013

Jingle Bell Rudolf

Today is the start of a new challenge at Bunny Zoe's Crafts and the challenge is to make something shabby chic or vintage.

If you follow my blog you'll know that I don't do this style of card very often but here is my attempt at it anyway :)

This is Jingle Bell Rudolf  from Magnolia Stamps.  Isn't he gorgeous!!!
I coloured him with copics and cut him out and placed him on a tag I made using  MME Mistletoe Magic paper.
I also used that paper pad to cut some snowflakes using the La La Land ornate snowflakes die.
The rest of the papers are from the Authentique Joyous pad.
I also stamped the word Christmas from Marianne D collectables corner and winter sent. set onto some cotton ribbon and the Santa sentiment stamp is Seasons Greetings Notables 7  from Whimsy.

Lots of sewing and a bit of distressing and inking with walnut stain and hopefully my card turned out to be shabby chic or vintagey enough :)

Ingredients :

Stamps : Jingle Bell Rudolf (Magnolia), Seasons Greetings Notables 7 (Whimsy), Corner and winter sent. (marianne D collectables)

Card : naturals ivory, x-press it, Mistletoe Magic (MME), Joyous (Authentique)

Ink : memento black, walnut stain distress ink, olive

Other : big shot, Ornate Snowflakes (La la land), flat backed pearls, Christmas charms, star dust stickles, fran-tage, gold spica, cotton ribbon, copics

Copics used :

E 11, 31, 33, 35, 50, 53, 55
YG 91, 95
G 82, 89
R 00, 20, 24, 27, 30, 39
Y 11, 15
YR 14
BG 0000
W 1

Please play along with us in the challenge at Bunny Zoe's Stamps this month, even if you are usually more of a clean and simple stamper like me.  You may even be lucky enough to win a prize :)


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Christmas Turtle and Dove

I have another Christmas card for Whimsy Stamps to share today.  And I used another cutie from Crissy Armstrong called Christmas Turtle and Dove.

This stamp is wonderful!  It's very cute, it's fun to colour, and there is no snow in sight!
I do love the look of snow on Christmas cards but we don't get snow in Australia at Christmas time and it's great to be able to make a card that fits our kind of Christmas too!

Christmas turtle and dove Whimsy Stamps

Hopefully you can tell that they are meant to be at the beach! :)
I brayered pool party, tempting turquoise and island indigo at the top and river rock at the bottom. I used some clear rock candy stickles to make little dots of foam for the waters edge and added some white gel pen to this too.  Then I added some fran-tage for the sand.

The sentiment is from Whimsy too and is a digi stamp called Sentiment for Christmas.  There are a lot of great Christmas sayings in it and you can make them as big as you like of course to suit your card.  That's the great thing about digi stamps.

Ingredients :

Stamps :  Christmas Turtle and DoveSentiment for Christmas
Card :  pool party, crumb cake, black, x-press it, Quill galaxy, silver glimmer
Ink : memento black, pool party, turquoise, indigo, river rock
Other : big shot, music ef (SB), cosmic star border (MB), rock candy stickles, star dust stickles, circle nesties, pearls, white gel pen, copics

Copics used :

YG 0000, 01, 03, 13
BG 0000, 000, 01, 05, 49, 72
YR 14
BV 0000, 00
R 24, 27, 29, 30
C 1 

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Cute Card Thursday - sparkles

Cas-ual Fridays - embossing

Christmas Turtle and Dove is also available at  Bunny Zoe's Crafts .


Friday, November 1, 2013

Little Jack

Whimsy Stamps has released so many gorgeous new Christmas Stamps this month and this is one of my favourites.  It's by Elisabeth Bell and is called Little Jack and Bobbin Christmas.
It's so sweet isn't it?!

I used the Holiday Sliders 3 sentiment set again but this time I just cut around the oval and put it on top of a die cut star.  I coloured it with some copics, inked around the edges and used some Fran-tage on it too.  It is such a wonderful sentiment set, you can use it in so many different ways to change the look of it.

I also used some beautiful Whimsy paper designed by Michelle Roos called Winter Frost.

Ingredients :

Stamps :   Little Jack and Bobbin ChristmasHoliday Sliders 3
Card : x-press it, crumb cake, suede, soft sky, Winter Frost
Ink : memento black, crumb cake, walnut distress ink
Other : Big shot, 5 point star (Nellie Snellen), Traditional tag stax (MFT), Stripes ef, frant-tage, linen thread, button, crochet trim, glossy accents, gold spica pen, copics

Copics Used :

W 00, 1 ,3
E 000, 00, 35, 50, 53, 55
Y 11, 15, 26
R 24, 27, 29, 30, 39
YG 03, 91, 93, 95
B 000, 00, 93, 95

The Whimsy Stamps on this card are also available at Bunny Zoe's Crafts

I had lots of fun colouring this cute stamp :)