Tuesday, December 12, 2017

For You Interactive Tag

I have a very quick post for an interactive tag I did for 12 Tags of Christmas With A Feminine Twist.  I was inspired by the tag with the interactive door.  I didn't have a stamp for a door so I cut one out using a ruler and my exacto knife.  

When the "door" is opened, there is a cute penguin with a present for you.  :)  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are not as busy as I am (but know you are).  It is the holiday season and I get up running and end the day the same way.  But it will be worth it in the end and just think of all the calories I am burning.  ;)

TAG RECIPE:
Stamps -- Pink & Main
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Copic
Cardstock and Christmas Twine -- Recollections
Tag Die -- Sizzix


For You Penguin Card

Today I have a photo tutorial for a card I did for day 12 at the 12 Days of Giveaways at MarkerPop.   I had an idea for a card with a scene using a penguin image I had by Pink and Main.  First I needed a tree and used my ScanNCut2 to cut a green cardstock die cut.  

After creating the green cardstock diecut, set it aside.  Next you need to make your white cardstock base.

I used a cloud stencil to make the background on the white cardstock.

I tore three pieces of white cardstock to put at the bottom of the card base to make it look like it had snowed.  I also cut a piece of brown cardstock so the tree would have a trunk.  :)

Next I stamped my images.  I thought I would be putting two penguins on my card but ended up only using one of them.  I colored the images using Copic markers.

Next I cut from red cardstock a word diecut using my Big Shot.

Then I assembled all the pieces of my card and used a white chalk marker to add details to the tree diecut.  Plus I used the white chalk marker to make it look like snow falling on the stenciled cloud background.

Next I applied Frosted Lace Stickles along the edges of the torn white edges and spread it with a Q-tip.  This gives the card some sparkle and looks like "ice."

I glued red, green and blue sequins to the tree.  I hope you enjoyed my little photo tutorial and thanks for stopping by during this busy but happy holiday season.  I am also linking my coffee penguin up at the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Muse: ChristmasVisions.



CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Pink & Main(Penguin and Sentiment) and Stamplorations (Coffee Cups)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Copic
Cardstock -- Recollections
Diecuts -- ScanNCut2 (Tree) and Lil' Inkers (Coffee Word)
White Chalk Marker -- Marvy/Uchida
Glitter Glue -- Stickles by Ranger
Misc. -- Sequins (Red, Green and Blue)

Monday, December 11, 2017

Reindeer Coffee Christmas Card

I got up extra early today to do a card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop since I had to work.  I found the diecut sentiment at Miss Kate's Cuttables and used my ScanNCut2 to cut it out.  I lucked out since it was a freebie (I think today only).  I thought it would be cute to put the reindeer image sitting on a coffee cup.  I'm going to be linking my merry reindeer up also at:

Muse: ChristmasVisions (Festive Free For All)


CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (Mama Elephant/Reindeer) and The Paper Studio (Cup)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Sentiment Diecut -- Miss Kate's Cuttables
Cardstock and Twine -- Recollections
Sequins -- Hobby Lobby

Merry and Bright Christmas Floral Tag

Have a quick post for a tag I did for 12 Tags of Christmas With A Feminine Twist.  The challenge is a color one to use taupe, mauve, mint and grey.  I chose to use a poinsettia stamp and colored it a mauve color with markers.  You will be glad to know I finally got my tree in the den decorated.  Now if I just had all the presents wrapped and cooking done.  ;)  Thanks for stopping by...hope you are have a happy holiday season.

TAG RECIPE:
Stamps -- Hampton Art
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Copic
Cardstock -- Taupe, Grey and White
Diecuts -- Sizzix
Baker's Twine -- American Crafts
Glitter Glue -- Stickles by Ranger
Self Adhesive Sequins -- Recollections

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Coffee Skating Penguins Card

I'm sharing a card I did for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I had a new set called Brring on the Joy by Avery Elle which was wanting to get inky.  After looking at it, I decided those skating penguins could be carrying cups of coffee.  I looked around in my stash of coffee stamps and and found the small cups by JustRite Stamps.  So give me a high five, I'm proud of this one!  ;)

TAG RECIPE:
Stamps -- Avery Elle (Brring On The Joy) and Just Rite (Coffee House)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Cardstock -- Recollections (Purple and White)
Markers -- Copic
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.
Glitter Glue -- Stickles by Ranger
Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid
Pop Dots -- All Night Media

I'm also linking these funny penguins up at:

Muse: Christmas Visions (Festive "Free For All")





Spilled Coffee Tag

I have a quick post for a tag I did for 12 Tags of Christmas With A Feminine Twist plus the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I was inspired by the bright pretty colors of both Sharon and Svitlana's tags.  I used one of my favorite new Christmas stamps.  It is by Technique Junkies and I smile each time I see it because it looks just like my cat Tiger!!!!  I decided to take a little personal liberty with the sentiment to make it fit the coffee lovers blog hop better.  I used alphabet stamps and created the "and spilled" plus a coffee word die cut.  Hope you like my funny tag today and thanks for stopping by.  I am still needing to decorate the tree in the den....It would be long done if I would stop sneaking in my craft room and making tags and cards.  ;)  

TAG RECIPE:
Stamps -- Technique Junkies (Cat Image) and Hampton Art (Alphabet Stamps)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Copic
Word Die -- Lil' Inkers
Cardstock -- Recollections
Ribbon -- Offray
Glitter Glue -- Stickles by Ranger (Magenta)
Black Hemp Cord -- Hemptique
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery





Saturday, December 9, 2017

Wonderful Time of the Year Card

I managed to hide out in my craft room late this afternoon to create another card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  Now that is not saying I didn't have a lot of other things which needed doing (like finishing the decorating of the den tree, wrapping presents and on and on).  It is just saying I wanted to play in my craft room more.  ;)  This is a new stamp set I ordered a few weeks ago getting ready for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. It is by Newton's Noon and was begging me to get inky.  I thought it would be fun to do it in non-traditional Christmas colors.  Thanks for stopping in.  It is getting late and I am going to watch an episode of The Crown on Netflix.  The second season has started and I am so happy to get to watch it.  I have all the Christmas lights glowing and my soft flannel pj's on....so a night with royalty is just the ticket.  ;)

I'm also linking this card up at:


CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Newton's Nook (images) and Unity Stamp Company (sentiment0
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Cardstock and Patterned Paper -- DCWV
Misc. -- Snow Spangles