Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Neat & Tangled: Warmest Wishes



Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying the holiday season! I have another wintery Christmas card to share with you using some fun stamps and dies from Neat & Tangled. I mixed several different sets here to create this cute scene! I used Merry Kisses, Wild Ones, Lumberjack Love, Holiday Baking, and Into The Woods.


For the background, I used Smooth Bristol Board and blended some Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles Distress inks, then sprinkled with water and white acrylic paint.  I added a snowy hill at the bottom, and a sentiment from the Merry Kisses stamp set at the top.
All of the images were colored with Copic markers, cut out with the coordinating dies, and adhered with liquid glue. The two little animals in front, I adhered with foam tape for a little dimension.


I added lots of Stickles to the trees, candy cane, present and pudding, but it's hard to tell in the photo. In real life this card sparkles and shines!

I hope you have enjoyed my card today! Wishing you a wonderful Holiday season!

Kay :)



Monday, December 11, 2017

Newton's Nook: Snow Globe Scenes



Hi there! I am back again with some more fun projects I made with Newton's Nook Designs products! I had so much fun guesting with them last week, that I asked Jen if I could please do one more guest spot :) 

I love love snow globes, and have many stamp sets and dies for them, but I just couldn't pass up these! I used the Snow Globe Scenes Stamp set and the Snow Globe Shaker dies.



For my background I used Fired Brick Distress Ink on Smooth Bristol board and then sprinkled it with water. The images were all colored with Copic markers, and the Snow globe cut from color card stock.


I glued down the elements in the snow globe and then layered the outside piece on top. The Merry Sentiment, which comes with the Snow Globe Shaker dies, was cut three times and layered.

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My second card was created exactly as the first, except that I used Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks for the background, and created a little different scene inside.




There are so many cute elements in this stamp set, that you could create many different kinds of winter and Christmas scenes! 

All of the supplies I used are listed and linked below in the supply list.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kay :)




Sunday, December 10, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia




Hello! I am thrilled to be a part of Taheera's Advent Calendar Extravaganza this year! This is such a fun and unique event!



Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!


The sponsor for today is Seven Hills Crafts. They are a UK based store which sells products from lots of my favorite stamp companies! I chose to use some products from My Favorite Things and Lawn Fawn for my projects today.

For this card, I used the Pierced Circle dies along with the Scenic Snowglobe Die-namics from MFT to create a fun snow globe. The snowflakes in the background are the Mini Stitched Snowflakes from Lawn Fawn, and I just glued those to my background circle and trimmed the edges off. 


The sentiment is from the Snowglobe Sentients stamp set, and I embossed it with white embossing powder on black card stock. I also added some snow to the trees with white acrylic paint.


For my second card, I used the Stitched Arch STAX from MFT to create my snow globe. For the background, I stamped the Snowy Backdrop from Lawn Fawn with white pigment ink and also splattered a little bit of white ink to create a snowy look.  


The sentiment is also from the Snow Globe sentiments stamp set and it's embossed with white embossing powder.


Each day there's a prize up for grabs from a special sponsor! Please be sure to show our sponsors some love, as they have been very generous in giving their support and time to this event. As mentioned, this year every single sponsor is also a part of the hop on their own blogs so be sure to visit them. :)

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Seven Hills Crafts so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Coffee Lovers Winter Bloghop

Hello! I thought I would have a little fun and join in the Winter Coffee Lover's Blog hop! It's been a while since I did a card challenge and blogged for fun, and I just happened to have the perfect stamp for this, so thought I would play!


Just in the past few months I have fallen in love with these adorable little Greeting Farm Girls! I had so much fun coloring her in Christmas colors to go with my little Christmas scene!

For the background, I stamped the snowflakes from the Snowflake Flurry stamp set in Unicorn White ink on Kraft card stock. I added a snowy hill and stamped the sentiment from the Polar Pals stamp set.



I colored cutie pie Latte Anya and all of the other images with Copic markers. The tree and presents are from the Christmas Dreams stamp set by Lawn Fawn. The tiny holly on her hat is from the Joy To The Woods stamp set by Lawn Fawn. Anya I fussy cut out, and the rest I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

All of the products I used on this card are listed and linked below under supplies!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)


Friday, December 8, 2017

Deck The Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop




Hello! I am really excited to be a part of the Deck The Halls With Inky Paws Blog hop with Newton's Nook Designs! Being a huge animal lover their cute stamps really speak to me. Be sure to to read on to the bottom of my post to find out about a fun promotion they have going on right now, and how you can win a $20 gift certificate to Newton's Nook Designs!


For my card today I used a really cute stamp set called Fox Hollow, and I also used the new Snowfall Stencil, which I love! For my background, I blended Picked Raspberry and Blueprint Sketch Distress inks onto some smooth Bristol Board. I then sprinkled with water. When that was all dry, I used the Snowfall Stencil and embossing paste. 


I cut a white snowy hill out and stamped the sentiment in the lower left. The foxes and trees were colored with Copic markers and cut out with the coordinating dies. I added those with foam tape.



Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Special! 
Newton's Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW Exclusive Peppermint Die Set today! This fun new die set will only be available at Newton's Nook Designs shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $50 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 15th, or while supplies last. This new die set is also available for purchase for $8.99.



Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $20 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, December 10th at 9 pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 11th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Newton's Nook: Deck The Halls With Inky Paws





Hello! I am so excited to be the featured guest at Newton's Nook Designs today for their Deck The Halls With Inky Paws Holiday celebration!




For my card today I am using and adorable stamp set called All Aboard For Christmas, which was part of their October release. This is such a cute stamp se,t and also comes with a dog and a cat to add to the train. I really had a hard time deciding which animals to use since I couldn't fit all four on a card. I finally decided to go with the reindeer and the cute fox. 





For my background, I used Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress ink on Bristol Board. I speckled with water, and then with some white ink. All of the images were colored with Copic markers, and I added some details with white acrylic paint. I added a snowy hill in the background, and then a strip of black and white striped pattern paper for my train track, then adhered the train and cars with foam tape.



The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on black card stock, and cut out with a banner die, then adhered with foam tape. I just love how this turned out! 

Be sure to check out the Newton's Nook Blog this week for lots of fun holiday inspiration, and I'll be back on Friday with another fun project for the Blog hop!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)





Saturday, December 2, 2017

Lawn Fawn: Christmas Dreams



Hello Everyone!

I have a warm and cozy card to share with you today using one of my favorite Lawn Fawn Sets, Christmas Dreams!


I just love the way this card turned out! It's just how I envision a wonderful Christmas eve! Warm and cozy by the fire, with my animals! I wanted this card to definitely have a warm cozy feel to it, so I used Rusty Hinge Distress ink to blend my background. I speckled it with more of the same ink diluted with water and also some plain water to give it the lighter spots.


All of the images were colored with Copic markers. Some of them I glued flat down, and then some I popped up with foam tape to give some dimension.



I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Dreams stamp set along the bottom and adhered my panel to a  top folded A2 white card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Christmas Dreams to all!

Kay :)