Thursday, December 1, 2016

House of Cards Blog Hop ...

Good morning! Another term at the House of Cards  is coming to an end, and I am saying FAREWELL while some of the DT Members are staying on. We are also holding a DT Call, so make sure you check out the details over at the House of Cards Blog. To say goodbye, and thank you, we're celebrating with a Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Rosi. However, if you just arrived make sure you head on over to House of Cards so you can start at the beginning. 

We have several fabulous Sponsors who generously offered prizes for the Hop! Make sure you leave a comment at each person's blog along the way because the prizes are hidden, and we'll be doing random drawings from the blogs where the prizes are hidden! After you're done, make a creation to share with us for another chance to win!

Our team will be using a variety of products from these amazing companies!
MHK Designs ~ Great Impressions Stamps 
Beccy's Place ~ Cute as a Button

I created two (2) cards to share with you today. The first card was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketch #265 (shown below), and features the Holiday Wreath from Cute as a Button.

I printed this lovely girl on Neenah Solar White cardstock, colored the image with my Copic Markers, and cut her out. She was layered on a scalloped circle, and popped on my white card that I applied Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on. A variety of Stickles was used for the hat, ornaments and holly berries. Using StazOn Jet Black Ink I added the Merry Sentiment from Great Impressions Stamps to Clear Cardstock, cut it out with my MFT Hz-Stitched Strips Die and used my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to layer it over the image.

My second card was inspired by the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge #2-103 (shown below).

I stamped the Snowy Trees stamp from Great Impressions Stamps on white cardstock with Memento Cottage Ivy Ink. A Large Nestabilities Oval Die was used to cut out the image. I then applied a variety of Tim Holtz Distress Ink for the sky and ground. Once I layered my design on the background I created with DP, I added Stickles to represent the snow on the trees and in the sky with the final addition of enamel dots in the lower right hand corner.

Don't forget to leave a comment on each post along the hop, and then link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a Mystery Prize from one of our fabulous Sponsors, any card style is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment!.

Challenges entered:
 - Freshly Made Sketch #265 (shown below)
 - Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge #2-103 (shown below)
 - Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #222 ~ Make your Mark 
 - Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes 

This hop will run from December 1st at 6:00 AM CST through December 15th at Noon CST Your next stop in the hop is Shawna!

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Here For You Always ...

Welcome to a SPECIAL SURPRISE blog hop for my dear friend, Julie Odil! Julie was recently diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, so this hop is our way of letting her know that we are here for her.  You should have come here from Nana Connie.  If you didn't, please hop over to THIS POST for a complete list of participants! Along with this hop, there is a special release Get Well Flowers Digital Stamp Set and Get Well Flowers Digital Paper Pack from the MHK Designs Etsy shop designed specifically for sending get well cards to those struggling with different forms of cancer.

The colors of the paper pack are lavender (all cancers awareness), lime green (lymphoma awareness), pink (breast cancer awareness), teal (ovarian cancer awareness), and peach (cervical cancer awareness).  Take a peek at these products...

My card features one of the flowers and sentiments from the Get Well Flowers Digital Stamp Set.

I printed this beauty and colored it in with my Copic Markers, and then applied Tim Holtz Distress Ink to the background. After fussy cutting one of the flowers I layered the design on my cardstock.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I know that Julie needs our support now more than ever, so let's band together and show her that we are here for her!  Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Sathy.

Monday, November 28, 2016

May your Christmas Glow ...

Good morning! Today's card is inspired by the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #201 that features a stamp from Great Impressions Stamps.

Today's card features the beautiful Christmas Lantern (G393). I absolutely love this stamp ... not only do you get a beautiful image, but you also get the perfect holiday sentiment.

I stamped the Christmas Lantern (G393) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored the image with my Copic Markers. I masked the colored image with post-it notes on each side, then used a dauber to apply Tim Holtz Distress Ink. X-mas Red Stickles was applied to the berries on the holly, and Star Dust Stickles was applied to the snowflakes. Glossy Accents was then added to the lantern.

Challenges entered ...
 - CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #201 (sketch shown below)
 - CAS on Sunday Challenge #97 ~ Christmas
 - Weekly Christmas Card Challenge #50 ~ Anything Goes
 - Allsorts Week 391 Challenge ~ Anything Christmas

Until next week ... Enjoy!


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Gentle as a Butterfly ...

Good afternoon. I love butterfly stamps and had a lot of fun making today's card that featuring stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps!

Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink I stamped 1 of the 4 butterflies from the Butterflies Are Free Set (538) on my white cardstock and placed one of the sentiment in the center. Using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and a dauber I added the sky background to my design. I then stamped more butterflies, colored them with my Copic Markers, fussy cut them out and popped them on my design. I used cardstock that matched the butterfly colors to create my layered background. The shimmer on the butterflies was created with a Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen.

Challenges entered ...
 - Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #221 ~ Anything Goes
 - Brown Sugar Challenge #226 ~ Anything Goes

We have something exciting happening over at the Rubbernecker Blog. A weekly CONTEST were you can WIN FREE STAMPS, so make sure you hop on over to the Rubbernecker Blog and leave the designers some love!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Snow Much Fun ...

Good morning! I'm back today with my final Guest Designer project for the Dare 2B Artzy Blog.

Today’s card features the Penguin Fun Stamp Set (#16221) along with the Penguin Dies (D29).

I stamped one of the three penguins from the set several times using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and Copic Markers were used to color them. Using the coordinating dies I cut out one of the penguins. I fussy cut the other images I colored to create a 3D effect for the hat, scarf, and nose. I put the adorable penguin on the sled which I cut out with the coordinating die.

I ripped white card stock to create my snowy hills. I layered the snowy hills on DP from the D2BA Holly Days Collection Paper Pack. I placed the adorable penguin on his sled without adhering it to see where I wanted to add the sentiment. Once the “snow much fun it is to ride” sentiment was added, I used 3D Foam Tape the place the penguin on his sled. I then applied Crystal Stickles to the snowy hills.

I finished the inside of my card with another penguin and the “warm holiday wishes” sentiment.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving ...

Good afternoon and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my US friends. I created a thank you card for the holidays to share today that features stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps!

I stamped the Cornucopia (978) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and used a variety of Copic Markers to color this beauty. Once done, I decided to fussy cut it out. I stamped the image again and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink to create the gound and sky background, and used thin 3D Foam Squares and a tape runner to paper-piece the Cornucopia on my background.  I don't have any Thanksgiving stamps so I added only part of the Sending You Thanks Sentiment (732-05). After adding my design to my orange cardbase, I added a Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Frame (MFT) to frame my design.

Challenges entered ...
 - Cards in Envy Thank You Card Challenge

We have something exciting happening over at the Rubbernecker Blog. A weekly CONTEST were you can WIN FREE STAMPS, so make sure you hop on over to the Rubbernecker Blog and leave the designers some love!

Until next time ... Enjoy!