Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Two Fall Cards!

A couple weeks ago I made some Fall cards for a little challenge at The Clique Facebook page for World Cardmaking Day, so I thought I should share them here while Fall is still in the air!

The first card was a challenge to use vellum and a diecut. I layered a handcut vellum banner over a woodgrain paper background and tucked some diecut leaves behind it.

 Then, I used the 'thankful' and pumpkin cut files from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine - it's free and  you can download it here along with other free files!

I used some Fancy Free patterned paper behind my pumpkin and added some sequins and a couple drops of yellow Izink. Some faux stitching using a red pen on the vellum finished it off.

For my second card the challenge was to fussy cut an image, and I watercoloured a cute little pumpkin girl stamp sitting on a tree stump, both older stamps from C.C. Designs. I masked off the girl to make her look like she was sitting directly on top of the stump and then used Distress and Tombow markers to watercolour the image before fussy cutting her out.

I layered her over the free string art cut file from The Clique and backed the cut with BoBunny papers from the Believe collection. I love the look of different papers behind a diecut!!

Inside, I used a sentiment and pumpkin image from the Pretty Cute Stamps Thanksgiving Eats stamp set.

I added some pretty sequins and a button from the 28 Lilac Lane collection, and used a cute little ribbon across the top of my card. I gave this to my niece at Thanksgiving, which in Canada was a couple weeks ago, and she loved it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful, crafty week!

Linked to:
DL Art - Thankful Thursday Oct Link Up

Monday, October 24, 2016

FCCB #288 - Fright Night

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge
at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!

Challenge #288 Fright Night

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Create a project inspired by Halloween!

And we are giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate, courtesy of FCCB Design Team! This prize will be given if there are 10 entries or more.

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

For my card I used the Pretty Cute Stamps digital stamps Bride of Frankenstein, Zombie, and Vampire! They are just so super cute - perfect to add to all the Cricut cuts I used for this fun Halloween Night scene. I cut the bat from the CTMH Artistry cartridge, the spider from the Mini Monsters cartridge and the pumpkins from the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge. 

I coloured my images with Prismacolor and Hobby Colour Markers and layered them on a Distress Inked background using Evergreen Bough, Milled Lavender and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks. After I sponged on my inks I spritzed my background with Perfect Pearls to give it a shimmery, starry look!

I added some shiny Jack O Lantern sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps - perfect for a Halloween theme! I used some yellow watercoloured scraps to add behind my pumpkins and bat.

 Inside and on my envelope, I used digi stamps and a sentiment from the Candy Faces and My Boo sets! I also added a sentiment from the Bewitched clear stamp set on my envelope.

 A few foam dots add dimension to my spider and bat, and you can see here how that Perfect Pearl mist just shimmers!

Here's a look at the Digital Stamps I used on my project:
Candy Faces



My Boo

Bride of Frankenstein

And this awesome sequin mix!
Jack O Lantern sequins

Thanks so much  for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the FCCB blog to see what all the other Design Team members have come up with - and give our awesome sponsor some love at the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog and the Pretty Cute Stamps Store! Have a wonderful, crafty week!

Linked to:
DL Art - Thankful Thursday #190 Halloween
Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pretty Cute Stamps October New Release Blog Hop with Video!!

Thanks so much for joining us for the October 2016 Digital Stamp Release Blog Hop, where we are all sharing projects featuring the NEW digital stamps this month that are now available in the Pretty Cute Stamps Store.

If you came from the Noe's Blog, you are in the right place. If you just stumbled across this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog

For my project for the hop, I've used the Fall In Love stamp set to create a pocket page scrapbook layout using photos from a wonderful morning my husband and I went on a little date - walking in the fall weather. Fall does not last long here in Calgary, Alberta Canada. All of sudden the leaves have turned and then a couple weeks later - depending on how much wind we get - it seems like they're gone. So when we do see those colours changing we run out to enjoy the weather and get some photos!

After I put my photos into the pocket page I created this journaling card using the Fall In Love digital stamp. I printed it out in a light vanilla ink colour using Pic Monkey so that I could colour it in with Prismacolor and Hobby Colour Markers (both alcohol based) using a no-line technique. The stamped image seems to disappear! I went over the FALL sentiment with a gold gel pen and then added some sequins from the Day In The Woods collection from SpiegelMom Scraps. Lastly, I layered it onto a Project Life card from the Seasons Collection.

I printed hearts and leaves out from the digital stamp set, varying the sizes - one of the awesome things about digital stamps! I added some Project Life embellishments and some more pretty sequins!

Here's a look at the leaves I added to my journaling card - you can use your printed and coloured images just as you would stickers!

I've made a little video where you can see how to print a digital stamp out in a neutral colour to make your own no-line colouring project, as well as seeing how I organize my digital stamps! Click here to see the video. Don't forget to Like and Subscribe!

You can see this beautiful stamp set below - FREE today!!

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A random winner will be chosen on Monday, October 24, 2016.

Be sure to check the Pretty Cute Stamps Store to pick up your favorite sets!

October 2016 New Releases

This is the stamp set I used for my project, and available as a FREEBIE digital stamp for you today only at the Pretty Cute Stamps blog!

Now, you can head over to the next stop on the hop- Henriette's blog

If you get lost along the way, here's the lineup!

Thanks so much for joining me today! Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance to win :) and have a fantastic week!

Linked to:
Sunny Day Crafting - AG
DL Art - Thankful Thursday Oct Link Up
Word Art Wedensday - AG
Lasting Memories Layout Challenges - Elements Of Nature

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pretty Cute Stamps October New Release Sneak Peek!

Oh, you are going to LOVE the adorable stamps this month in Pretty Cute Stamps October release!! I got to play with this super sweet Fantastic Foxes Digital Stamp Set for the Sneak Peek today and can't wait to show you what I can up with!

I started off making a neat folded card that I saw on Pinterest - I cut the card base 5.5" x 8" wide - scoring at 2", 3", 5" and 6" according to the instructions. Then I covered my card base using the Hello Winter collection by Echo Park.

 These oh so adorable foxes are coloured with Prismacolor and Hobby Colour Markers, which are alcohol based. I fussy cut them and added them to an embossed tree background - and, of course they needed to hold hands!

Ok, this saying is so cute! I love Lisa's witty sentiments included with her stamps! I printed it to the size I needed to fit in this little frame and added two star brads.

Here's a look at how the card looks on the side view - I love the dimension of this card, but it folds flat for mailing - though I don't know if I could let it go, lol! I printed the sentiment at the bottom of the card directly onto patterned paper and cut it into a banner shape with a pop of orange underneath.

Make sure to head over to the Pretty Cute Stamps blog to pick up your FREEBIE digital stamp - available free Wednesday and Thursday!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! You can check out the rest of the sneak peeks from our fantastic Design Team at the Pretty Cute Stamps blog and make sure to check back Thursday for our New Release Blog Hop where you get to see all the images and they will be available for purchase!!

Linked to:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Oct Link Up
Sunny Day Crafting - AG
DL Art - Thankful Thursday Oct Link Up

Christmas Card Set!

Hi there! I am back today with a Christmas card set I've put together for a swap I'm in. Each person sends in 6 cards and gets 6 back. I had so much fun last year I wanted to join up again :) These cards were definitely fun to make, so I wanted to share them with you!

I started off watercolouring with Distress and Tombow Markers. These cute images are from the Old Island Stamp Company in BC, and I've had them for a while, but I still love them! I used the sketch from Paper Play Sketches to arrange my layers and added embossing to the edges of my watercolour and winter scene border. I also added some embossed snowflakes to this pretty background paper.

To finish off my cards I added some stamped images, bakers twine and pretty sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps. These sequins are from the NEW Holly Berries and White Wedding mixes.

Inside, I used a sentiment from AC and a bit of Distress Ink around the edge.

Here's a look st all 6 cards I created. I hope my swap partners like them!

You can find those gorgeous sequins at http://spiegelmom-scraps.myshopify.com/ !
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a super, awesome week!

Linked to Paper Play Sketches

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Guest Designer at Creative Scrapbooker Magazine - Halloween Scrapbooking!

Hi there crafty friends! I am so so super excited to be a Guest Designer today for the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog! It is an amazing honor! Here's a look at the two Halloween layouts I shared over there - be sure to head over to see all the details!!

BoBunny Wonderfully Wicked collection
Cork diecuts and sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps

Thank you so so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful and very crafty week! You can find me at the following places -  InstagramFacebook and YouTube!

Linked to:
Clique Kits October Challenge Link Up
Lasting Memories - #315 Favourite Fall Activity (Halloween!!)
Sunny Day Crafting - AG
D.L. Art - Thankful Thursday #190 Halloween

Friday, October 14, 2016

Pretty Cute Stamps October Challenge - Animal Kingdom!

Welcome to another challenge from the Pretty Cute Stamps blog! This month our challenge theme is Animal Kingdom. With all the adorable animal images from Pretty Cute Stamps it was hard to choose just one I wanted to use for this challenge - so I used two!

My oldest daughter is traveling right now in Costa Rica, so I wanted to make a jungle card for her. I watercoloured this sweet iguana from the Leapin' Lizards stamp set and placed him on some diecut jungle leaves. Then I stamped the cute sloth from the Slothsome stamp set on watercolour paper and used Distress Markers and a waterbrush to colour him in.

I fussy cut the clouds from an embossed piece of paper and stamped a sentiment from the Leapin' Lizards stamp set on one of the clouds before popping it up with foam dots.

Next I used a sentiment from the Slothsome stamp set on a diecut banner and added some tiny hearts around my card, also from that set. I added pretty pink flower and tiny star sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps to my card front to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Pretty Cute Stamps blog to see what all the other Design Team members have come up with for this challenge - and enter your own project here for a chance to win!!

Don't forget you can follow me at the following places - InstagramFacebook andYouTube! Have a wonderful, crafty week!

Linked to:
SSS Monday Challenge - Explore the World
Sunny Day Crafting - AG
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge Blog - October Linkup