Friday, December 19, 2014

Card For Mom, Little Elf Finn, Kit, and Mim from Mo Manning

  The card I have to share with you today is this years Christmas card I made for my folks.  My mom is a crafty lady so I try to do something that would impress even her.  She introduced me to crafting and showed me my first alcohol markers too.  I am blessed with the wisest, most loving, and generous parents a girl could wish for!

  The Colouring Crazy Challenge theme for Graph'it this time is Festive Wishes and I thought this card is perfectly festive.  Come over and join our challenge HERE, you could win some of these fabulous markers to play with!!

These are three different stamps from Mo's Digital Pencil, Little Elf Finn, Little Elf Kit, and Little Elf Mim.  You can find them HERE.

I printed these in the order I wanted them and then printed each one again so I could paper piece them to hang off the edges of the background.  I used a masking liquid before coloring them with my Graph'it markers. I embossed the snowflakes onto the background first and then sponge inked in grey and used some Tattered Angels shimmer sprays, Boardwalk and Snow Queen.


For the star and ornaments, I shaded them first with my markers and then gave them a coat of Stickles and two coats of Glossy Accents.  The pic really doesn't do them justice.  Here is a pic of the inside just for fun...


These papers are some my mom got me last year, they are Recollections.  I know she loves them because she bought herself the same stack so I thought they would be great for her card.

Here is a list of the Graph'it Color Combos used: 
skin: 4125, 4115, 4170, 3120/ 4145, 4135
Hair: 1210, 1230, 1270
red: 5110, 5120, 5140, 5170
green: 8110, 8120, 8280, 8290
grey: 9401, 9402, 9403, 9405
"white" stippling: 9400, 9401
ornaments: 9500, 9501, 9502
gold: 1210, 1230, 1250

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  If you want to win some Graph'it markers be sure to join in our challenge!  You don't have to use Graph'its to play, any medium is welcome.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp- Wednesday, Winter Inspiration
Creative Card Crew- ATG
Stamp and Create- Anything Christmas
Dream Valley- Christmas
Mos Digital Challenge- Kraft paper
Through the Craft Room Door- ATG
Kraftin Kimmie- Wonderful Wednesday ATG
Creative Moments- Nontraditional Christmas colors
Divas by Design- ATG
Deep Ocean- Christmas is All Around
A Random Fan- ATG
Update:
Artistic Inspirations- Favorite things, past or present- this has to be my favorite card from 2014.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Mischievous Polly the Christmas Elf, Cheryl Alger

  When I saw the contest to win a spot as a guest designer for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps on Facebook I was so excited and knew I had to find the time to whip something up.  So here I am nearly at the last minute to share my card with you.
  This stamp is not a Kraftin Kimmie stamp but it is by a KKS aritst, called Mischievous Polly the Christmas Elf by Cheryl Grant Alger.  I have had it for a very long time, it was one of my very first digi stamps I purchased when I started getting into alcohol markers.  I didn't think you would still be able to purchase it but I went looking and found it for you all.  I wanted to be able to post a link for you.  I got it from Squigglefly and you can find it HERE.

Mischievous Polly the Christmas Elf by Cheryl Alger

I have used a lot of things from my massive christmas stash but there are a couple of new things I will link for you.  The winter hats is a die that was a new release at Whimsy Stamps this month, Winter Hat Border Die, you can find it HERE.  The little stocking charm on the top left is also from Whimsy, found HERE.  The wooden snowflakes I picked up at Michaels.  The large stocking was on a store-bought card I received from someone a few years ago.  I took it off and saved it, I knew it would be cute on something sometime.  My papers are from the Winter Wonderland collection from MME and a few from Whimsy too but they aren't available anymore.

I paper pieced the little winter hats and embossed the ends in gold and then also used Glossy Accents to make them look like bells.  The silver snowflakes are Jolee's from Michaels. Here is the inside of the card..


This little stocking here is from my stash and I can't remember where it came from.  The large snowflake is a punch and the sentiment was a free gift from Whimsy Stamps.  Here is a closer look at the stamp..

I colored her with my Graph'it markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the bell on her hat.
Color Combos used: 
skin: 4125. 4115, 4170, 3120/ 4145, 4135
hair: 8240, 8260, 8270
red: 5210, 5240, 5270
blue: 7101, 7220, 7240
stippling: 9500, 7220, 9502

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you enjoyed my fun christmas card.  Have a Krafty day!!
I would like to also enter this card into the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland- Christmas Presents
A Random Fan- Christmas
Kraftin Kimmie- Wonderful Wednesday, ATG
Squigglefly- emboss or die cut
That Craft Place- Christmas
Stamp and Create- Anything Christmas
Simon Says Stamp- Wednesday, bling it on

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop, Day 3

Welcome to the ...
Whimsy Stamps December release BLOG HOP!

  The Whimsy Stamps DT and GDT have been sharing some amazing creations made with the new stamps and dies over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP!
    The hop starts today (Wednesday December 3rd at 12.00PM noon ET) and ends on Friday December 5th at 12.00pm noon ET. If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at Louise's blog.
    For today's project, I colored up the new stamp from MiRan Designs called Sweet Saraleigh.  



The papers and flowers are from Whimsy Stamps as well.  You can find the papers HERE- and they are on clearance!!  You will have to be quick.


Here is a closer look at the stamp...



  I colored her with my Graph'it Markers.  I will come back and list my color combos when I find my list.  haha



One lucky hopper will win a $25 gift certificate! To enter the draw, simply leave a comment at EVERY stop along the hop by 12.00pm noon on Friday December 5th.
Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop, Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the Whimsy Stamps ...
December 2014 Release

  I am thrilled to join Whimsy Stamps as a guest designer this week to help showcase their December release! Over the next 3 days, myself and the team will reveal 10 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 4 *BRAND NEW* coordinating die/die sets. They will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday.

   Whimsy is thrilled to welcome Lizzy Smith, Linda Levoir, Pauline Yates and Crissy Armstrong as Guest Designers for this release. Today we are excited to show you the brand new Crissy Armstrong, Time for Tea Designs and Raindrop Echo Designs stamps and dies being released this month. For a full reveal of these stamps, hop on over to the Whimsy blog!

 For today's project I have made a card featuring the new Winter Hat Border Die from Raindrop Echo Designs.  This is the first time I have made a card without a colored image in a long time and I had a lot of fun with it.  This die is so cute it deserved to be the focal point of the card.

I cut the die with several different coordinating card stock prints and paper pieced the hats.  Then I added some bling from my stash for the the balls on the ends.  The lights on the tree are glittered but it isn't showing well in the photo.






PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw.
Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the second day of sneak peeks. Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!