Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Gobble all the Time

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using this Gobble stamp.  It's so doggone cute!!

Since I wanted some dimension, I stamped it twice and fussy cut one of the images. 

I colored both with images Copic Markers.  Then used glue dots to place the fussy cut image atop the main image.  It gives it just the right amount of dimension.  Then I added ink around the panel before matting it with cardstock.

The panel was then added to a striped card.  The phrase was also matted and added to the corner of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

A Little Bit of Christmas ....

Hello - it's Helen here today to share a little bit of Christmas inspiration with you.

I've made a card using the very cute 'Snowman 1' digi - isn't he a cheerful looking guy?!

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added some glitter glue to his hat.  The sentiment I've used is a peel off.

Keep checking back here for more inspiration from the Design Team and I'll see you later in the month with some more Christmas inspiration.

Monday, November 6, 2017


Hey there! It's  my day to share some cuteness with you.
Our challenge this month is Thanksgiving and there is a free digi on the challenge post so you can play along this month.  
I'm sharing 2 cards I made using him because he's so cute!!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Gobble Til You Wobble and Wobble and Wobble

Gobble, gobble!  Who doesn't indulge just a little too much on Thanksgiving?  I saw Sunsational Stamps adorable Tom Turkey image and I instantly thought of him wobbling, so I grabbed one of those Action Wobblers, printed out Tom Turkey and got coloring.  I used alcohol markers on him, I did not take the time to shade him as I think he is very cartoony and whimsical looking so the solid coloring fits the mood.  I cut him out leaving a slight border and added the wobbler to the back.

I wanted to make a raised top panel so I die cut a 3" circle centering it horizontally, but cutting it more toward the top half on a piece of brown patterned paper from my stash.  I also die cut a piece of fun foam at the same time to use that to raise the panel. I die cut a dark brown twig wreath from one of my Elizabeth Craft Designs dies to frame out the opening and my wobbly turkey!  I added Queen & Co Orange Slice gems to the wreath.  I made a GOBBLE sentiment block using some of my Authentique letters.  I adhered this top panel to the cream-colored card base, added my wobbly turkey and moved on to the inside.

I die cut 3 colorful feathers from a Studio Calico die that my sweet and generous daughter gifted me from her stash.  I layered the dark brown paper, brown patterned paper and an additional cream piece that I had printed 'til you Wobble on.  I added the feathers and added these layers to the inside and called it done!

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Challenge

Greetings Friends and Fellow Crafters, here we are with a new month already. The theme for our challenge this month will be "Thanksgiving" what makes you think of the holiday season? I can say that our design team has some great ideas coming up over the next couple weeks to share with you on this subject. However, here are some inspirational projects to get your mind working:

I had some technical difficulties with the link up button so we do not have any winners from October!  But, to make it up to you I am asking for you to link up both of your projects, this will be the only time a past project will be accepted.  So, link up your October Halloween creations and your November Thanksgiving creations for double the chance to win one of our prizes!
Also, because of my booboo, you get a treat!!

If you use this free digi on your entry, it will give you an extra chance for the prize!! So get creating!!

The prizes are: 1st Place gets a $25 digital images gift certificate,2nd Place gets a $15 digital images gift certificate, 3rd Place gets a $10 digital images gift certificate, all winners are chosen by a random draw.

So: now that we are fully inspired... how about getting creative and join us over on the Sunsational Stamps Facebook Challenge Page.

And here are the rules:

  • You can choose to make any paper crafts/ altered art creation you like as long as it fits the challenge theme.
  • You can enter a maximum of 3 times as long as it fits in with the theme and is a new creation. 
  • Using a Sunsational Stamps image will gain you extra entries into the prize drawing. Please name your images In your post. 
  • All entries must be new, please do not link creations that have been posted prior to the day the of the current challenge.
  • You must mention and make a link to our challenge on your blog/website to be eligible to win the prize
  • It is OK to link other online forums.
  • You are allowed to combine challenges.
  • If you don't have a blog you can link your photo from your Facebook account.
  • All entries to be linked before 8am EST, 1pm UK time, 2pm CET on Thursday November 30th.
  • The most important thing is that you have fun making your creations.
  • There will be prizes and the winners will be chosen at random from all the entries.
  • We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Trick or Treat

Happy Halloween everyone.  Steph Ackerman here with a cute card using the Trick or Treat Set.  This stamp set has 11 stamps for you to create a nice variety of Halloween cards.

I used a masking technique to create my design so it appears the ghosts are hovering over the pumpkin.
The pumpkin was colored with Copic Markers and the image was die cut with Spellbinders dies.

Using an assortment of Halloween papers, I created the card, then added the image on a larger circle before placing it on the card.  Trick or Treat was stamped and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Fairy Good Birthday

Hi all! Margreet here. 
This time I made a card using the cute digi stamp Fairy Good Birthday, which you can find here in the shop.
I used copics to color in and die cut with a Crealies stiched die. The shape is a Dutch Doobadoo stencil and I distressed all edges. I edded lace and some banners to finish it off.
 Thanks for passing by!
xxx Margreet

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Spinner Card - Boo!

Hello - it's Helen here today to share a spinner card that I've made using the fabulour 'Trick or Treat' stamp set.

Here's what you get in the set:

You can find the set here on the website.

My first photo (above) shows the spinner one way round and here it is the other way round:

And here's a short video showing the card spinning.  A little tip I picked up from my friend Sylvia - spin the spinner part of the card several times before you send the card and then when the recipient opens it to stand it up, the spinner will turn by itself!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Halloween fun!

Hey there crafty pals! I have a couple of fun cards for you today.
These are some I made in the past.  I have been at the hospital all last week with my mom, so I didn't have time to get my new project finished.
Mom is home and doing really well.

You still have time to join our Halloween challenge!
Head to the shop to check out all the great images available!

Friday, October 20, 2017

They're Ookie and They're Spooky

Hi there, today I needed another Halloween card so I couldn't wait to use the cute little spooks in the Spooktacular Halloween digi set by Sunsational Stamps.  I love how adorable these little characters are.  This set packs in a lot of images, and you can find it Here

I started out by making two background pieces using the JustRite Crackle and the JustRite Brick background stamps.  I stamped the Brick background on a piece of medium grey cardstock using Close To My Heart Slate ink.  I then stamped the Crackle background onto white cardstock using CTMH Whisper ink.  I VERY LIGHTLY sponged the Whisper ink onto the white cardstock so it would just barely tint the paper but not to blend out the crackle pattern.

The next step was to cut my windows in the crackle patterned piece.  I used a 1-1/4" square and a 3-1/2" circle (that I only partially cut) to form the half circle window.  I then trimmed the bottom using an Exacto knife and straightedge.  I backed this piece with a light yellow cardstock so it looked like eerie light coming from the windows.

I printed out the super cute pumpkin, ghost and bat, then colored them using my Copic markers.  I fussy cut them out leaving a very thin outline, so they popped a bit.  I added each one to a window.  I then drew in spider webs and added this panel to the brick background piece using foam tape to pop it up.  The whole shebang was added to a white card base.

I found this shiny and whimsical Happy Halloween border piece in my stash.  It was from an old K&Company collection I have had since a class I took many years ago at Scrapfest, gosh I miss that event…sigh.

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