03 December 2021

Fairy Stamper ~ Cupholder Coasters

  Happy Friday crafting friends and welcome to my Fairy Stamper Friday Share.

  

I had a couple of cupholder coasters that I wanted to try to stamp on to put in my car, but boy was this a trial and error excercise!  I almost trashed this whole project but thought others might learn from my mistakes.


For starters, I used Distress Oxide inks on my background, which gave me great coverage but bled once I added a little shading with copic markers and smeared a little when I put the coat of Modge Podge over it.  Next time, I will try Memento or VersFfine Clair inks instead. The bleeding is clearly seen on the daisy on the blue coaster.
Next came the actual stamping of the images.  Well using a stamping tool would be a lot better.  My first image did not stamp solid on the pink coaster.  No problem, right? Just add a little black sharpie pen.  Well, as you can see, it came out shiny and now the image looks very grainy.  Again, lesson learnt - use the Misty next time.
 And lastly, if you're going to add glitter, then be prepared to add 2 or 3 coats,  or stronger adhesive because it kept falling off.  After the 3r coat, I allowed it to dry and put a coat of Modge Podge over it, to keep it all in place.
So you see this really was one of those learn as you go projects and I hope that by sharing it, you will give it a try but be more savvy than I was 😀

In the end, I will still use them in my card.  I actually have never used coasters in the cupholders and don't know how well they work but I I'll give it try.

Here is the list of supplies I used, each linked to the Fairy Stamper store, for your convenience.

Fairy Hugs Stamps
Nellie's Choice Stamps
Distress Oxide Inks
VersaFine Clair Inks
Fairy Hugs Glitter

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope I have inspired you to create a project and to come join the fun. Our challenges go live on the first Thursday of each month on our Facebook group.   All you have to do is to create a project and upload the pic to our challenge album.  There is a $15.00 prize for one lucky crafter 😀

Till next time,
crafty hugs!

01 December 2021

Dies R Us #182 ~ Snowballs for Sale

   Hello everyone, and welcome to our latest challenge at Dies R Us.


Challenge #182 ~ Anything Goes! 
(As long as you use a die sold at the Dies R Us store) 

Snowmen are just too cute, and they always make for a happy and festive card, don't you think?


Just look at this cutie.  He is so ready for a snowball fight :-)
To make this card, I started with a piece of snowflake pattern paper from North Wind from Craft & You Design.

I added the snowbanks and the trees.  After fiddling about with my printer and the little wood sign for a while, I finally got the little message printed on the board.  It took some major finagling but where there is a will there is a way, and by golly I was going to get that sign printed :-)  Next I used a small circle punch to punch out the snowballs.  Once this was all done, it was time to die cut and put together Fred the snowman :-)  When everything was adhered to the card, I felt like there was a lot of empty space on the top, so I cut out a snowflake border and added it to complete the scene.


On the inside, I used the rest of the snowflake background paper, added a few trees and the greeting to finish it all off.

Here is the list of supplies I used to make this card.  Remember that not all items are in stock right now because some of the international dies I used are only on sale during Special Order Sales events. The best way to know about these is to subscribe to the Dies R Us Newsletter HERE

Marianne Designs - Wood Sign Post (Special Order Sales)
Marianne Designs - Forest Trees (Special Order Sales)

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope I was able to inspire you to create a project, and  play along with us at the Dies R Us Challenges for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the 1st and 15th of each month. Visit our challenge blog, where my team mates showcase their creations to provide you with more inspiration.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest too.  


And don't forget to visit our sister store, Didi Crafts.  It has warehouses in the US and Canada. This means that our Canadian friends no longer have to worry about huge taxes or expensive shipping fees.  It has some products that are the same as Dies R Us, but in addition, it carries international dies,  and other crafty supplies for a variety of crafts.  Go take a peek and be pleasantly surprised!

Crafty hugs,

30 November 2021

Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round ~ "Y" is for Yuletide Carolers

    Hello and welcome to our December challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round.

 

This month our challenge is to create a project with something beginning with
 the last alphabet letters X, Y or Z.

And here we are in December! Let the Christmas festivities begin.
I love, love Christmas! Can you tell? 😀 I just love everything about it, including all the hustle and bustle!  Sometimes, I wish I lived in a small town where everything and everyone is decked out in their Christmas best and carolers walk along spreading cheer with their songs among twinkling lights and snowy banks. 😀 But then that thought quickly gets replaced with the fact that in most of these Christmas towns, it is snowing and ice cold and that wish quickly gets replaced with "I'm happy just where I am" and I'll just live out my wish by watching Christmas movies :-)

Anyway here is my card for this month ~ Y is for Yuletide Carolers, and aren't these the cutest you've ever seen?

I had so much fun putting these little guys together. The Carolers are from Cottage Cutz.  The frames are from Marianne Design and the music notes are from Paper Discovery.  For the snow, I used a little bit of Aleene's Glitter Snow paste.


On the inside I stamped a greeting from a very old stamp set, for which I have no info.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Now it's your turn to make a Christmas project and come play along with us.  You have till the end of the month to link your project to our blog at Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round.

Merry Christmas Everyone!


26 November 2021

Fairy Stamper ~ I Otterly Adore You

 Happy Friday crafting friends and welcome to my Fairy Stamper Friday Share.
I hope you all had many Blessings to be thankful for,  and that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with family and friends.

  

Did you catch the International Stamps sale at Fairy Stamper last weekend? I always purchase more than my fair share during these sales 😀  If you didn't, no worries.  Fairy Stamper has these sales every so often so you can catch it next time.  The best way to know about these sales is to subscribe to their newsletter HERE.  (Scroll down to the very bottom of the page)

Hubby and I have been married for 36 years - we celebrated our anniversary a couple of days ago. 
For this occasion, and using a few stamps purchased at one of the International Stamps sales events, I made this card for hubby.


I began by creating the background using the Burst Stencil (Tim Holtz) and the Waves Stencil (Stampendous).
Next I stamped and die cut the little otters and other tiny embellishments that come in the set. I used Memento ink for this because I find it is one of the few inks that works really well with copic markers.  Once all the bits and pieces were coloured, I arranged them on the card using foam dots on some to add a little dimension.  It looked a little bare, so I used a little seaweed  and a bit of coral to fill in the scene. 


I used the same materials in the same way to create a little scene on the inside, leaving plenty of space to write my message. As a finishing touch, I added glassy accents to the heart and the shells.  For the otters' eyes, I used a black Glaze pen.

Here is the list of supplies I used. I have linked some to the Fairy Stamper store. Some will not show up in the store right now, because like I mentioned above, they were purchased during an International Stamp sales event.  

Fairy Hugs Stamps - Ivy Seaweed
Heffy Doodle - Otter Side (Stamps & Dies) (International Stamp Sale)
Marianne Designs - Coral (International Stamp Sale)
Lea'bilities - Swan Family (dragonfly) (International Stamp Sale)
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black (currently out of stock, but any dye ink will do)
VersaFine Clair Ink - Rain Forest, Warm Breeze

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope I have inspired you to create a project and to come join the fun. Our challenges go live every other Thursday on our Facebook group.   All you have to do is to create a project and upload the pic to our challenge album.  There is a $15.00 prize for one lucky crafter 😀

Till next time,
crafty hugs!

KS - Forest with Deer

 Hi everyone. I have a winter masculine birthday card to share with you today, but before I do I want to let your know that Kat Scrappiness is having a wonderful Black Friday Sale.  Get 20% Sitewide using the coupon code mention below.


And now for my card. 


I made another slimline card using the Forest for the Trees slimline dies. I cut out the background twice and snipped off the trees to give me an additional snowbank.  I used the die as a stencil in order to add colour to the trees. I've had this set of deer for a long time which is from Memory Box, but this one, called Essential Winder Dies from Kat Scrappiness would work very well on this card too.

On the inside, I used the just the frame of die set so that I would have lots of room to stamp my sentiment and write my personal message.  I took a small dollar bin snowflake and stamped it at random on the backgrounds, using VersaMark ink.

And that was that. A timeless masculine card that would work for many different occasions.

Disclosure: Being an Influencer at Kat Scrappiness gives me the privilege of participating in their affiliate program.  Affiliate links have been used on this post, at no additional cost to you.  This means that should you wish to make a purchase at Kat Scrappiness using one of my links, I will get a small commission on the sale, again at no extra cost to you.

Enjoy the rest of  your holiday weekend.
Crafty hugs,


25 November 2021

Give thanks ...

 Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends.


Wishing you a very blessed day filled with love and fun.

Till next time,








19 November 2021

Meowee Christmas

   Happy Friday crafting friends and welcome to my Fairy Stamper Friday Share.

 

I have a few friends that love cats so when I made this card, I made it with one special friend in mind.  I hope it will bring a smile to her face :-)


I began by adhering the Christmas Bauble stencil to a piece of smooth white cardstock. Next I inked in the background. Next I stamped Ed using pigment ink. This ensures a clean and sharp image when stamped over the distress oxide inks used on the background.
I thought it would be whimsical to have Ed play with snowflakes, so I die cut a few and scattered them around adhering one to his paw.  Ed definitely needed something a little festive, so I die cut a little Santa hat and placed it on his head. 😀


When the front was done, I created the inside of the card.  I inked in the background using the same distress oxide colours as I had used in the front, stamped Nala, and gave her a little Santa hat too.  Next I stamped the sentiment and added a few left over snowflakes.  I felt that the top left hand corner was very bare so I stamped a little Christmas sprig with a few berries. I added a little Currant Fairy Hugs Glitter to the berries to make them sparkle.

List of supplies used to make this card, all linked to the Fairy Stamper store for your convenience.

Fairy Hugs Stamps
Distress Oxide Inks
VersaFine Clair Inks
Fairy Hugs Glitter

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope I have inspired you to create a project and to come join the fun. Our challenges go live every other Thursday on our Facebook group.   All you have to do is to create a project and upload the pic to our challenge album.  There is a $15.00 prize for one lucky crafter 😀

Till next time,
crafty hugs!

15 November 2021

Dies R Us ~ Silver Bells

  Hello everyone, and welcome to our latest challenge at Dies R Us.


Challenge #181 ~ Anything Goes! 
(As long as you use a die sold at the Dies R Us store) 

I have another quick and easy card to share with you today. I really love these edge dies from Creative Expressions.  Add a pretty background and you're done. They are so easy to mass produce and I think look beautiful!


For my card I used a piece of  the Christmas Celebrations paper pack by Joy! Crafts. I cut out the Jingle Bells die out of white and silver cardstock and did a little bit of paper piecing so that I would have silver bells. I added a couple of tiny snowflakes made using an old punch. I could not find my tiny snowflakes dies, but I have listed the one I normally use, below.


On the inside, I just adhered a strip of the same background paper I used on the front, added the little bow and another few snowflakes.  And voila, another Christmas card done.

Here is the very small list of dies I used to make this card. I have linked each one
 to the Dies R Us store for your convenience.


Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope I was able to inspire you to create a project, and  play along with us at the Dies R Us Challenges for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the 1st and 15th of each month. Visit our challenge blog, where my team mates showcase their creations to provide you with


more inspiration.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest too.  

And don't forget to visit our sister store, Didi Crafts.  It has warehouses in the US and Canada. This means that our Canadian friends no longer have to worry about huge taxes or expensive shipping fees.  It has some products that are the same as Dies R Us, but in addition, it carries international dies,  and other crafty supplies for a variety of crafts.  Go take a peek and be pleasantly surprised!

Crafty hugs,

13 November 2021

KS - Celebrating 102 Years of Life!

Happy Saturday everyone! I have a masculine birthday card, to share with you today, that I made for my hubby's uncle who will be celebrating his 102nd birthday next week.  How cool is that? 


I used the Slimline Mountain Scapes and the Stitched Puffy Clouds from Kat Scrappiness to make the background. The stitching detail on these dies add so much dimension to your card.  On the foreground, I used the Rails and Locomotive from Marianne Design.  The tiny birthday greeting is from Cardz TV's Mini Messages.


On the inside I made a frame using the Slimline Tree Forest die from Kat Scrappiness and then just the trees layer of the Slimline Mountain Scapes die set, also from Kat Scrappiness. By using the frame, it gives hubby plenty of space to write his personal message.


Here is a close up of the train, which is lovely, but can you see the beautiful stitched accents on the trees, snow caps and puffy clouds? It really does add a lot of dimension and interest to your card. 
I used the die as a stencil and rubbed a little Tim Holts's Picket Fence ink to highlight the embossed areas on the train, and a little Stormy Sky ink on the steamy cloud around the greeting.  I hope he likes this card as much as I enjoyed making it.

Disclosure: Being an Influencer at Kat Scrappiness gives me the privilege of participating in their affiliate program.  Affiliate links have been used on this post, at no additional cost to you.  This means that should you wish to make a purchase at Kat Scrappiness using one of my links, I will get a small commission on the sale, again at no extra cost to you.

Enjoy the rest of  your weekend.
Crafty hugs,

12 November 2021

Fairy Stamper ~ Hoots!

  Happy Friday crafting friends and welcome to my Fairy Stamper Friday Share.

 

Isn't the new release just gorgeous? It reminded me of how much I used to love to read ... until I discovered card making 😀


I began by using a sheet of the Purple Fairy papers and adhering it to my card base.
Next I stamped the Open Book and Hoots on a piece of scrap card stock and did a little bit of colouring. You can't see it from the pic but Hoots is styling a glittery pair of glasses.  Then I fussy cut both images and popped them onto the card using foam dots, one for the book and a double layer for Hoots.
 

On the inside, I used another piece of the Purple Fairy papers and stamped the Between Pages sentiment.  I also added the Stacked Books and did a tiny bit of colouring to enhance them. Looking back I'm not sure that white was the best colour although it was the colour that made them stand out the most.  But next time, I will definitely try different colours for the books.

I have linked all the Fairy Hugs stamps, above, to the Fairy Stamper store for your convenience.  In addition to the stamps I used the following products:


Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope I have inspired you to create a project and to come join the fun. Our challenges go live every other Thursday on our Facebook group.   All you have to do is to create a project and upload the pic to our challenge album.  There is a $15.00 prize for one lucky crafter 😀

Till next time,
crafty hugs!

Teen Birthday Card

 Hi everyone. Today, I'm sharing a card that I made for my nephew who turns 15 today. I had to pick a card that would not be very bulky as it was being mailed overseas, so when I saw this fun card at the Silhouette store, I thought it would be perfect. What do you all think?


In addition to what was on the Silhouette cut file, I added the numbers which were die cut from a Marianne Designs die set called Pin Numbers.


As a finishing touch I added glassy accents to the chocolate frosting, the numbers, and the flames.  I went over the candles and the stars with a Wink of Stella clear pen.


I cut an extra panel to put at the back so that I could write my personal message. I stamped a greeting from the Cardz TV Good Times stamps set, and added a couple of stars to finish it off.


I love box cards. Although they have a lot of dimension, they fold flat which makes it really easy to mail.

That is it for today.  I'll be back soon with another stitched Christmas card 😀

Crafty hugs,

10 November 2021

Crafty Gals Corner #225 ~ Thank You / Thankful

   Hello crafting friends and welcome back to another fun challenge starting
 today at Crafty Gals Corner


Challenge #225 ~ Thank You / Thankful!

Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are ... 

(listed in alphabetical order)  


  
Prize ~ 2 Digital Images 


Prize ~ 3 Digital Images



Prize ~ 2 Digital Images used by the DT

For my card, I used Garden 1 digi from Morgan's Art World and made this fun bridge card.


The bridge card is a .cut file from the Silhouette store and the sentiment is from the Thankful stamp set by Mary from Cardz TV.


I decided to add an extra panel to the back of my card in order to have a place to write my own personal message. The little mushrooms are from the Thistlehogs stamp set by Pink Ink Design. The sentiment is from the Favorite Phrases, also by Mary from Cardz TV.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you liked my card, and feel inspired to get crafty and come play along with us. You have until 12:00 pm, CST, on 7 December 2021, to link your project to our challenge.

Till next time,
crafty hugs!