Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Cards


Hi everyone,

I'm here today with a couple of cards that I've worked on the past week.  I revived my SSS order and had a few minutes to play.

First card is the SSS Furry Cat and Box stamp set and it's just adorable.  I used copics to colour in the cat and patterned paper to paper piece the box.  I used a little bow that came in the Limited Edition Holiday kit from SSS, stamped the sentiment with SSS Schoolhouse ink and finished it off with some enamel dots from MME that I purchased at my local Michaels last holiday season.






The second card I used the Joy to the Woods stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn.  I used copics to colour in the images and Versafine Onyx for the sentiment. 

I picked up some Heidi Swapp Shimmer pray from Michaels that was on sale in mint and used that in the background and I used the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles to die cut the panel. I then finished it off with Pretty Pink Posh sequins in 6mm marshmallow and popped it up with some foam tape onto an A2 sized card base in 110# Recollections white card stock.






Monday, December 15, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #96!

 Hello everyone,

I have another card that I am entering in the very last Lawnscaping Challenge for 2014!  I can't believe it.

Today's challenge is anything Christmas.




I used the Lawn Fawn's Joy to the Woods stamp and die set for the birch trees and the sentiment and the Winter Owl.  I used my Prismacolor Coloured pencils to colour him in and copics for the trees.


I die cut a square from the SSS In Stitches and cut it out of SSS Fog card stock (I think, it came in a SSSCK).  I used the Mama Elephant Sunny Skies set and I used the rays and stamped it in Fog and Smoke SSS inks and off set them. I used the falling snow stencil from SSS and used the Fog ink.



I used Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the snow flakes, square die cut and the Owl's scarf.  I had just run out of the glitter out so I used Jennifer's suggestion and filled it up with a bit of water and almost good as new.


For the shaker I used beads and micro beads of greys, back and clear and to complete the card I used Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow 6mm sequins. 



Thanks for stopping by!

See you soon.
Coralynn  :)




Gift Card Holders

Hello everyone,

I have a couple gift card holders for you today. 

I have to thank Laura Bassen as they have giving me lots of inspiration for these gift card holders.  I used the pop-up holder that she showed on the Simon Says Stamp blog here.

I used the tree from Mama Elephant and the moose from Lawn Fawn.  I stamped the sentiment in Color Box white pigment ink and then heat embossed it with Hero Arts white embossing powder.  I was hoping to fill in some of the spots that didn't stamp well.  

I then cut along the black lines just under the moose's ear and chin and used some embroidery floss in green and tied a little mini bell around his neck.  I colour in both images with my copics.  Since I had coloured these quite a few weeks ago, unfortunately I didn't write the colours down.  





This one I used the tree from Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Forest and the adorable little ones are from Mama Elephant's In My Heart.  I stamped the Merry with the November SSSCK of the month and then I die cut the Christmas from SSS out of glimmer paper from Michaels.



Thanks or stopping by!
See you soon.

Coralynn  :)



Monday, December 8, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #95 - White on White

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to update this post as I was chosen as Honourable Gnome for the card I sent in.

So excited!!




Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments that were left on my post.  Everyone made me smile!

See you again soon!
Coralynn  :)








Hello everyone,

I know it's been a while since my last post and I apologize for that.  Christmas is quickly sneaking up on me and it's now two weeks to go!  Yikeeeesssss!!!!

Now for something fun!  I was so excited to see this challenge as I love monochromatic colours.





Now for my card.   I used the trees from Joy to the Woods, the owl from Critters in the Arctic and the bunny from the Snow Day set.



I used the coordinating dies to cut out the owl and bunny. I used the Stitched Hillside borders to cut out the snow drift and finished it off with some stickles.

I have to say the card is not this dark.  For the colours I used my copics, N0, N2 & N4 and for the bunny's ears and tail I used R20.  I used my clear Wink of Stella clear glitter pen for the ears and cheeks on the bunny and nose on the owl.  I stamped all the images and sentiment with Memento London Fog ink.




Thanks for stoping by!

Coralynn  :)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Elegant card

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a great weekend!  I know I was able to get into my craft room a bit more than usual so I am excited.  I was able to make about 4-5 cards which compared to last weekend I didn't get any done!  It seams that sometimes I can spend 3 hours trying to craft but nothing comes about but then some days I'm in there for less than 2 hours and I get a bunch of cards done!!  I've come to the realization that I want to always make that perfect card and like Kristina Werner said during one of her videos..."it's just a card".  And you know what?  It is!!  As much as I love then they are just cards and I know those who get my cards will love them because they were hand made.

Now on to my card.  I've really been liking the monochromatic colour schemes lately.



I started with Wendy Vecchi's embossing paste on Recollections 110# white card stock.  I used a Heidi Swapp stencil that I picked up at my local Michaels.  I don't know the name of it but it's the 6x6 that comes with the heart stencil.



Before the paste dried I covered it with Recollections pearl embossing powder and then I let it dry.  I then heat set it with my heat tool and you can see how awesome it turned out.  I can't get enough of this look.  

For the tag I used Mama Elephant's Tag's a Lot and Simon Says Stamp's Bitty Butterfly stamps and die set and I used the second and third sizes and die cut them out of velum after heat embossing with Hero Arts white embossing powder.



To finish off the card I used Pretty Pink Posh's Marshmallow 6 mm sequins and I LOVE how they look on this card.   The rope I used at the top of the tag is something I was given from a long time ago and I have no idea where it's from or the name of it but I love it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn  :)





Sunday, November 16, 2014

Merry & Bright Card

Hello everyone,

I have a winter card to share.


I'm joining the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge "Anything Goes"




I started with a Recollections 110# white card base in the 4bar size. Then with a 3x3 stencil from Michaels to put down the texture paste flourishes.  I found a glitter paste from Martha Stewart that was in a clearance bin at Michaels.  The glitter paste itself it pretty chunky so I thought I would mix it up with the Ranger Texture paste and it made it a bit smoother but with all the sparkle.  

I used the Freezy Fellas stamp set from Paper Smooches, I coloured him in with my copics (B21, B24 & B26).  I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Snowy Day with Versafine Onyx Black.

To finish off the card I used the Winter Snow Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and I heat embossed the white parts of the hat and buttons with sparkly embossing powder from Recollections.  





Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn :)