01 October 2022

KS ~ The Boo Crew

There are only 30 days left till Halloween, 👻 so I decided to start working on my Halloween card stash.  I made this card last night. I think it came out so cute.  I know the recipient is going to like it 😀


I used the Home Sweet Home die with the Haunted House Add-ons, from Kat Scrappiness, to make the spooky house. I started by masking the moon and ink blending the sky.  Next I cut out all the bits and pieces and began to assemble it altogether.  For this type of project, I always use liquid glue, as it gives you a little wiggle room to mess with the position of the itty bitty pieces.


 I love that the door opens and closes.  You can put anything behind the little door and when you open it ... surprise!  I stamped the word BOO behind the little door.  To finish it off,  I added a few things here and there to complete the scene, such as the Jack 'o Lanterns, bats, spiders, etc.


Here is a close up of the right hand side of the house.


And here is a close up of the left hand side of the house.


On the inside, I used the new Spooky Happy Halloween die, from Kat Scrappiness, and a few left over elements as well as the last of the little ghosts.

To make it easier, I have a list of all the supplies I used to make this card, from Kat Scrappiness

Kat Scrappiness - Home Sweet Home
Kat Scrappiness - Haunted House Add-ons
Kat Scrappiness - Boo-gy Ghosts
Kat Scrappiness - Spooky Happy Halloween

Other materials used to complete this card were Spooky Shack and Deuce the Wizard from Cottage Cutz, the Stone Stencil and Moon Layering Masks from Tim Holtz, the Boo from the Spooky Sayings stamp set by Cardz TV Stamps.  I also used a variety of Distress Oxide Inks, namely Chipped Saphire, Villainous Potions, Black Soot,  Ground Espresso, Rustic Wilderness.  These inks are also available at Kat Scrappiness.


Kat Scrappiness has just released their Perk Up! stamps and dies. For coffee lovers, this is a must for you 😀  And if you're still working on your Halloween projects, like me, then take a look at their new Halloween and Thanksgiving release. There is something for everyone!

Well, that's all folks! I will be back with another Halloween card soon, so stay tuned!
Thanks bunches for stopping by today.

Until next time,
stay crafty!


30 September 2022

CCAYR ~ October's Christmas Challenge

Hello crafting friends and welcome to this month's 
challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round.


Challenge ~ Winter Sports
This is our Christmas cake inspiration pic for October.

For my DT project today, I have another stitched card, this one from a Stitch & Do Kit, no. 77.



Not quite the Christmas colours I normally use, but I think this little polar bear is adorable on his sled, and would be perfect for our Winter Sport challenge.  What do you all think? :-)
With this stitched pattern, there was a lot of white space left on each corner, and as you know by now, I don't do well with lots of white space, so I used an old MS corner punch to create the snowflakes on each corner. I thought it would work well with the snowy pic.  The sentiment is a stamp from the Christmas Greetings set from Great Impressions Stamps.

That's all for today crafting friends.  Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing a little of  your time with me.   Now it's your turn to make a Christmas project that falls within our challenge theme, 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.

Crafty hugs,


Fairy Stamper ~ Sympathy

 Hello friends and welcome back to my Fairy Stamper Friday share!


Every now and then we all need one of these cards. Most difficult cards for me to make. I don't keep them in my stash, so when I need one, my heart is breaking for the recipient as I'm putting it together.  

 

I began by measuring the panel that I would need to stamp my rose, bearing in mind that I wanted a thin line of black all the way 'round. I inked the edges using a blending brush and Victorian Velvet distress oxide ink. Next I stamped the rose, from the Wild Roses stamp set by Fairy Hugs, coloured it in and ran the whole panel through my printer as the greeting was computer generated. I added a shimmer organza ribbon to the bottom to give the illusion that the roses are tied with bow.


Once the panel was done, I cut the Lattice Frame, from Kat Scrappiness, and adhered the completed panel to it.  I wanted a little more of that Victorian Velvet as a background, so I inked another piece of cardstock that was the same size as the lattice mat. I adhered the two together and then I adhered those panels to another piece of black card stock . This card measures 4.75" x 6".  


I decided to do a little decorating on the envelope too, so I used the same ink and blended it all around the edges.  I stamped another rose in the corner, this time from the Rosalie's Rose stamp set, also by Fairy Hugs, to tie it in altogether.


I forgot to take my photos before writing my personal message, but I think you get the idea of what I did on the inside. Simply ink blended around the edges and matted it onto a black piece of card stock.

My finishing touches were to add some sparkle to the roses by using a clear Ink of Stella pen, and to scatter a few pearls on the front panel of the card. And that was that, it is now ready to put in the mail.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will come play along with us and share your magical creations on our Facebook group.

Till next time,
crafty hugs!


29 September 2022

KS ~ Winter Wonderland

 Hello crafting friends. I have another Christmas card to share with you today.

This card was made entirely using the Craft Essential Winter Dies from Kat Scrappiness.
I love that all you need is together in just one package.


I began by cutting out the background die out of navy blue cardstock. Next I used the same die as a stencil and using Aleene's Glitter Snow and a small spatula, I stencilled all the stars and snowflakes. They look so much better in person. They all have a beautiful sparkle from the glitter paste.


I cut out the other elements of this die set and arranged them in a way to create this winter wonderland scene.  On the above pic, you can see that I layered the snowbanks, using foam strips, to give it a little dimension.


I cut out another set of trees and added them to mats on the inside. This ties it all in nicely and still leaves me plenty of space to write my own message.


There are lots of wonderful and exciting things happening at Kat Scrappiness right now.
There is the Halloween and Fall release for all your seasonal projects.
There are a variety of very handy crafty tools and supplies.
There is a wide variety of beautiful sprinkles for all of your shaker cards.
And ... surprise ...
The newest release called Perk UP! 
Coffee lovers this new release is perfect for all your projects 😀

 That's all for today friends.  Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you liked my card, and feel inspired to get crafty!

Till next time,

26 September 2022

Get Better Soon

 A few months ago, my little grandson broke his arm while playing on the playground. I made this card for him and forgot to share it, so as the saying goes ... better late than never ... 😀




I used the following crafty supplies to make this card:

Cottage Cutz - Nurse Puppy
Marianne Designs - Heart Beat
Hunkydory - Paw Print Stencil

The little guy is all better now and no longer in a cast, but it was a nasty break and he was in a cast for almost 10 weeks.  Let me assure you that it didn't stop him any, even while wearing his cast   He's 5 years old with ants in his pants and full of beans 😀, but as sweet and mischievous as can be! Grandma's perfect little rascal! 💓

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Till next time,
crafty hugs

23 September 2022

Fairy Stamper ~ Bear Fun

  Hello friends and welcome back to my Fairy Stamper Friday share!


The little fairies often come out to play with the bear cubs in this part of the woods.



I was going thru my patterned paper scraps drawer and this beautiful woodsy paper called to me.  I figured that the bear cubs would enjoy these woods, so I stamped them straight onto the patterned paper using Pinecone VersaFine ink.  Then I stamped the fairies using Twilight ink, also from VersaFine.  Lastly, I applied glitter, in different colours, to the fairies' wings.  I used a glaze pen to add some fruit and berries to the trees. After all, all that play is bound to give these cubs the munchies!

So, here is the small list of supplies I used, each one linked to the Fairy Stamper store, for your convenience.

Fairy Hugs Stamps
Fairy Hugs Glitter
VersaFine Clair Inks

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will come play along with us and share your magical creations on our Facebook group.

Till next time,
crafty hugs!

21 September 2022

Under the Mistletoe

 Hello and welcome back. Do you know that there are only 95 days left till Christmas? 
I definitely need to work on my Christmas card stash, so with that in mind, I created this card.



I'm really loving this Christmas Stitching Border die from Marianne Designs.  I used it on a 5.5" x 5.5" card. I used 4 strands of DMC embroidery floss of each colour to stitch each element.



To pair with this beautiful edge, I picked a tag from the Christmas in Acorn Woods Tag Pad, by Hunkydory, and cut it using the Arched Window Nesting dies also from Hunkydory. I cut another arched window out of GinaK's red card stock and used that to mat the image and to match the red border of inside of the card.


To finish it off, I stamped the Christmas sentiment which is from Paper Inspirations and it is called Christmas Peace.  An oldie but still a goodie 😀

I'll be back soon with another Christmas card, so stay tuned. 

With this card, I'm playing along at

Crafty hugs,

18 September 2022

Sweet Angels

Hello crafting friends. I have a sweet angels card to share with you today.


This was a combination of Silhouette file and the Little Angels Stamps & Dies from Sunny Studio.  First I made the heavenly clouds slimline box card, using a couple of files from the Silhouette store.


Once I finished putting it together, I die cut the little Angels, the accessories and the Joy to the World banner.  Then I added a little colour to all the die cuts.  I pop dotted the accessories to the Angels and then adhered the Angels to the clouds creating an angelic scene. To add a few extra special finishing touches, I punched out a few gold stars and scattered them around the clouds.  I  also used a Zig Sparkle pen to add a little shimmer to the accessories.



Here is a close up of the left hand side of the card with two of the Angels.


And here are the other two Angels that sit on the right hand side of the card.


I kept the back very simple.  I die cut and stacked the Merry Christmas die cut with shadow, from Cottage Cutz, and a few gold stars, leaving me plenty of space to write my personal message.

I hope you enjoyed my angelic scene as much as I enjoyed creating it!
Thanks so much for stopping by.

I'm playing along at

Crafty hugs

16 September 2022

Chuckie Tool

 Hello everyone.  I've been seeing a lot of people using the chuckie tool and finally got around to go investigating.  After watching a few videos on YouTube, I decided to create my own.







It was very simple to make. I used Glitter glue, that I use on my Christmas ornaments, and poured a generous amount of it into the lid of a Yankee Candle jar lid.   Then I used the Martha Steward fine glitter, in turquoise, my favourite colour since it's the colour of the ocean, and poured it into the lid.  After swirling it around and ensuring that there was an even coating, I shook out the excess.

Next I used the Silhouette to cut out 6 circles of 120 lb turquoise cardstock and adhered them to each other.  I  cut out a circle out of  the self adhesive thick felt that I gotten from Home Depot.  Once cut, I adhered it to the cardstock stack. 

To make sure that my glue would stick properly and securely, I used fine sandpaper and sanded the glass edge of the lid.  Then I applied superglue and adhered it to the cardstock/felt layers.  I placed a weighted coaster on it and let it sit all afternoon.  And voila, my own chuckie tool!   No more CPR stamping for me 😀

I'm not quite sure why it's called a chuckie tool.  Maybe because you can chuck it at whomever tries to bother you during your crafty time???? 😀😂

Till next time,
crafty hugs


Fairy Stamper ~ The Majestic Luna & Friends

 Hello friends and welcome back to my Fairy Stamper Friday share!


Do you think that if I keep making Summer cards, I can keep Winter away?
Now there's a happy thought for me 😀



Those two little turtles have become Luna's constant companions.  I think they feel safe in her majestic presence 😀  To make this card, I used several stamps from a few companies, all available at the Fairy Stamper store.  A little masking here and there and a little colouring and this card came together in very little time.  It's easy when you use one of the Fairy Hugs pre made backgrounds.

As always, here is the list of supplies I used to make this card, each linked to the
Fairy Stamper store, for your convenience.

Fairy Hugs Papers - Deep Blue Sea
Amy Design Stamps - Friendly Frogs

The Marianne Design supplies were purchased during an European Special Order event.  The best way to know about these events, that take place every so often, is to subscribe to the Fairy Stamper newsletter HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will come play along with us and share your magical creations on our Facebook group.

Till next time,
crafty hugs!