Sunday, November 12, 2017

AAA Cards Challenge #103 - Celebrate

Hello everyone,

We are back again with a new challenge - Challenge 103 - CELEBRATION.  It's all about celebration, so get out those stamps and dies and let's see what you're celebrating.

Can you guess what I'm celebrating?  Yes, that's right, Christmas!!!  I always say that I'm going to get a head start on my Christmas cards and every year I bearly get any done at all.  

So this year I made sure that I did and I started with this guy.  Isn't he just the cutest? 

I stamped and coloured him with my copics and die cut him out.  I had added black gel pen to his eyes but I messed one of them up so I had to add little googly eyes to cover it up so I wouldn't have to start over.  I added sparkle and some Novo crystal glaze to the little lights.  Before popping him up on foam tape I added a few trees to the background with green ink. I then stamped the sentiment with black ink and called it done. 

Our wonderful sponsor is Happy Little Stamper and one lucky person will win a $20 gift certificate

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn :)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Male Room Guest Designer - Challenge #8 - Paper Piecing

Hello everyone,

I'm excited to be joining The Male Room as their guest for Challenge#8 - Paper Piecing. 

On to my card. I love Lawn Fawn and those who follow me, kind of get that feeling.  This card is no different.  I have waited a long time for the Happy Harvest set but I was finally able to have it in my collection.

I started out with the leafy tree backdrop an ink blended the leaves with red, green orange distress inks, brown distress ink for the tree and two different greens for the stitched hills. I cut out a piece of watercolour pattern paper and used it for the fall sky and added it to the card base. I took the corn stocks and stamped them in the background with a light yellow ink and stamped the sentiment from the same set with black ink.

For my scarecrow, I used patterned paper to piece his hat, overalls and shirt. To make the pieces look seamless I ran my Momento black marker around the edges to hide the white of the paper.  I then colouring in his face, hands and feet with my copics. I then popped him up with foam tape and added him to the card and called it done.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  We hope you'll join us for our paper piecing challenge.

Happy crafting!!

Coralynn  :)

Sunday, October 29, 2017

AAA Cards Challenge #102 - Ink Blending

Hello everyone,

We are here with a new challenge over at AAA Cards and it's one of my favourites.  Wait, I think I say that about all of them!

I started with distress oxide inks as these are just fabulous. I used a stencil from Hero Arts and I blended in the worn lipstick and peacock feathers in the bottom corner of the card panel.  Then I stamped the sentiment with black ink and added a few Nuvo snow white drops to finish off the card.

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Hope you'll join us!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn  :)

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Jump Start the Holidays with Hero Arts

Hello everyone,

Today we are hopping to celebrate all things fall and winter - and to rev up your holiday cardmaking motors! We are also joining Lea Lawson during her month-long Crafty Comeback Party. Lea is an amazing designer, and we are thrilled to support her! Tune into her blog every day this month - she began the party on October 7, and there have been many beautiful cards and fabulous giveaways along the way!  To make this party extra fun, we invited along the fabulously talented team at A Blog Named Hero! Lots of inspiration on this hop today.

Prize: We will be giving away a $25 gift certificate, randomly chosen from all of the comments left at every stop along the blog hop. To enter, leave a comment on any of the blogs by Friday, November 10 at 11:59 pst, and the winner will be announced on Lea Lawson's blog the on Sunday, November 12. 

For my card I used the postage stamp nesting dies and cut out a piece of red card stock. I then stamped the tree with Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder and I did the same with the sentiment. 

I then added a chibitronic light to the back and used foam tape to pop it up.  I took a white card base and added Versamark to the sides and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder to tie in the gold star at the top of the tree.  I then lined it up with the light and removed all the backing from the foam tape and added it to the card base.  To finish off my card I added red stickles to tree.  

Here is a list of the hop.  Hope you'll join us along the way!

Monday, October 16, 2017

A Blog Named Hero Mid-month Inspiration

Hello everyone,

Again, another month half gone!  But this month is my favourite because of all the beautiful colours the trees turn.

We are at the midway point of our A Blog Named Hero Critters collaboration challenge with Hero Arts and Lawn Fawn.

I used the Leafy Tree backdrop (landscape) die and cut it out of white card stock and with the die that cuts out either the foliage for the tree or a hill, I cut out a piece of watercolour wishes paper. I added the foliage and tree die to an A2 size card base. There is a little snow cluster stamp in the Colour Layering Christmas Tree stamp set so I used that to stamp the snow in the background with soft pool ink.

I had this little penguin left over from another project and he looked so lonely on my desk I just had to add him to this card.  I coloured him in with my copics and added glossy accents to the ice and the strawberry snow cone and adhered it all with liquid glue.  To finish off the card I stamped the sentiment from the same layering stamp set with black dye ink. 

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