LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 109 - Fox

 Hello Crafty Friends! I am back with a new entry for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. This one is about Autumn and my favorite thing to do in the fall is to go hiking and camping. This card was inspired by a wood cutting I saw of this mountain view. And I just had to add an old favorite of mine, the fox from Into The Woods! 



This card is mostly die cutting; I used Kraft, Bluejay, Moonstone, Merman, Choclate Bar, Cilantro & Noble Fir cardstocks from Lawn Fawn. The fox is colored with copics in YR68, YR18 & YR02.



LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 108 - Entry

 Hello Crafty Friends! I am entering the newest challenge (108) photo challenge for Lawn Fawnatics! Nothing like slipping in last minute. 


This image inspired the background on my card. I die cut a circle of masking paper and placed it on my white cardstock. I used distress oxide ink in cracked pistachio right around the moon and into that I blended in peacock feathers to the outer edge. It wasn't dark enough for me to go with the photo so I added some blueprint sketch very lightly to the edges. Lastly for the background I added some splatters with liquid stardust. I colored my die cut images with copics and added glossy accents to the candy for an extra detail.






Copics:
YR02, 04, 07; 14, 16, 18
G21, 24
BG10, 13
E11, 51, 000
BV01, 04, 0000

Supplies:
Stitched Hillside Background landscape
Scalloped Treat box  Haunted House add on
Costume Party Stamp set & dies



September - Get Cracking On Christmas

  Hello Crafty Friends! It’s time for another installment of Get Cracking on Christmas hosted by Jenn Shurkus. Every month on the 3rd Thursday we are here with fresh inspiration for you! Please check out Jenn's blog for a full list of each months participants. Don't miss Jenn's LIVE on YouTube September 17th at 8pm ET. www.youtube.com/jennshurkus where she will have a demo on how she put together her card for this month!   


This months card features some fun Lawn Fawn products! I hadn't gotten to these mug dies last year so I absolutely had to use them before I get distracted by tomorrows new release!! 




For this card I started with Lawn Fawns mermaid cardstock which I then blended on with Peacock distress oxide ink around the edges leaving a little cardstock showing in the middle. Then I added Mermaid lagoon on top of that. Once I this ink dried I added some white gold Starry Watercolor splatter for a snowy look. I die cut the mug frame out of some red cardstock scrap I had and the background mug from Lawn Fawn Snow Day remix. I used some white sequin mix for my shaker. I die cut the marshmallows out of plain white carsdtock and added stickles in diamond as an accent. (Gotta have some glitter somewhere, right Jenn??) Lastly I die cut my letters using Cole's ABCs and stamped the smaller Holiday sentiment in Peacock distress ink. 

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August - Get Cracking on Christmas

 Hello Crafty Friends! It’s time for another installment of Get Cracking on Christmas hosted by Jenn Shurkus. Every month on the 3rd Thursday we are here with fresh inspiration for you! Please check out Jenn's blog for a full list of each months participants. Don't miss Jenn's LIVE on youtube August 27th at 8pm ET. www.youtube.com/jennshurkus where she will have a demo on how she put together her card for this month!   

This months card was a bit out of the box for me, I had this sentiment I wanted to use from Mixed Holiday Greeting by Mama Elephant so I dug through my Mama Elephant stamp stash to see what else I had that could work and came across this older set Pandamonium and thought it was just to cute! For the accessories I used Artic Penguin and the little hat just worked perfectly. I added the little branches from that set to to highlight my message and serve as my mistletoe for my kissing pandas!


For the background I went simple but dramatic with the Rainforest cardstock. I started by inking my edges with distress ink in Black Soot to act as a vignette to my scene and then splattered some soft gold watercolor from my Starry Colors palette by Gansi Tambi. I glued everything down flat to the card base because I send a lot of Christmas Cards and don't want anything getting ruined or bent in the mail. 

Oceans of Love - Sweet November Stamps

 Hello Crafty Friends! I am sorry for the rather longer hiatus but I am back again sharing a card using products from Sweet November Stamps. If you all don't follow them and their creator/designer/cardmaker @Amyyoungforever (instagram) then you are seriously missing out. Amy is an amazing colorists and does live demos on facebook as well. I have learned so much from her! 



I am always on a lookout for quirky mermaids, something a little different then the rest. So when I saw this digi I HAD to have it. This is Octavia Softsand & I also used the little heart shaped eel from one of my clear sets Merwees Set #1. In the background I used the little fish from one of the background builder sets as well; Horizon Lines: Under The Sea. I colored her like the little mermaid. Imagine if instead of fighting the sea witch she became the sea witch! The background I did with distress oxides & white pigment ink and a stencil for the sun rays. I will also tell you I thought this card was ruined because some coffee was spilled (by my ever mischievous kitty) and spots got all over this. I was pretty devastated! But instead of throwing it away I used some water to pick up what I could and use the clear bubbles shimmer bubbles with Nuvo Crystal Drops. How did I do?


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July - Get Cracking on Christmas

 Update: Wendi has won the giveaway! Thanks to everyone who played along! 


Hello Crafty Friends! It’s time for another installment of Get Cracking on Christmas hosted by Jenn Shurkus. Every month on the 3rd Thursday we are here with fresh inspiration for you! Don't miss Jenn's LIVE on youtube July 16th at 8pm ET. www.youtube.com/jennshurkus where she will have a demo on how she put together her card for this month!   Read below for giveaway details!


Please be sure to visit Jenn's Blog for a full list of the hop as we are all doing a little something for this months Christmas in July - Get Cracking on Christmas special. To enter to win a 25$ gift certificate to Butterfly Reflections Ink from me please make a card of your own, tag us at #getcrackingonchristmas on insta and then leave a comment here letting me know you did it! Winner will be chosen August 2nd and announced on my Instagram stories. 

This months cards features some Mama Elephant stamps and dies! 




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June - Get Cracking on Christmas

Hello Crafty Friends! It’s time for another installment of Get Cracking on Christmas hosted by Jenn Shurkus. Every month on the 3rd Thursday we are here with fresh inspiration for you! Don't miss Jenn's LIVE on youtube June 17th at 8pm ET. www.youtube.com/jennshurkus where she will have a demo on how she put together her card for this month!   And stay tuned for a very special Get Cracking next month for our Christmas in July event. You wont want to miss it!


This months card features some Avery Elle stamps & dies. I just love the little peekaboo critters. When i saw this little Cocoa Stand I just had to have it. 




For these images I used my Tombow markers. I have really been enjoying using them lately. This time I used the blender pen instead of water. I was surprised at how well the blender works. I stamped them on Bristol which I feel is the best paper to use with these. I just get the best blend on it. For the background I used some white heavystock from Tim Holtz and blended on some Salvaged Patina distress ink with a blender brush over 2/3rds of the background. I just love the blending on this paper. 




Don't forget to hop along and see the rest of the inspo here, see you next month!

LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 102 – ALL THINGS OCEAN

 Hello Crafty friends! Today I am sharing a card to take part in the newest Lawn Fawn challenge over at the Lawn Fawnatic's blog. This challenge is All Things Ocean! 


So for my card today I used a bunch of stuff I had that were extras in a class I just took with Jenn Shurkus called "Mermazing". I highly recommend it. You can take it now even after its no longer live.



For the background we used distress Ink (not oxide) in Salvages Patina and Wilted Violet. This was an extra background I had after playing with the ink smooshing technique. I stamped a few fish and coral directly onto the background using the same inks. The ground I ink blended with Scattered Straw. I stamped the little sea you soon sentiment with Salvaged Patina Oxide since I knew it would layer right over that yellow ink due to the oxide properties.



The images are stamped on Bristol cardstock and colored using my Tombow markers. I wanted a change from my normal copics. I just loved how bright and fun they turned out. And of course "All the Glitter" for them. If you really want to get into glitter I highly recommend Jenn's classes. She has so many tips and tricks.

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May - Get Cracking on Christmas

 Hello Crafty Friends! It’s time for another installment of Get Cracking on Christmas hosted by Jenn Shurkus. Every month on the 3rd Thursday we are here with fresh inspiration for you! Don't miss Jenn's LIVE on youtube today at 8pm ET. www.youtube.com/jennshurkus!   




Todays card features the Fuzzy Hugs stamp set, and Puffy Holiday Greetings from Mama Elephant. The background was done during a Cardmaking Class Mermaizing with Jenn. It was such a fun class! Also in honor of Jenn I added some Lawn Fawn prisma glitter.





Distress Ink in: Salvaged Patina & Wilted Violet

Distress Oxide: Kitsch Flamingo

Copics:
BG13, 10, 0000
RV11, RV10, RV000
N0
YR00



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Spring Robin - Pretty Pink Posh

 Hello Crafty Friends! I am here with a mini slimline card featuring some adorable birds from Pretty Pink Posh. I decided to go with Robins as the stamp is named for Spring and the gorgeous robin eggs. I chose a sentiment for this card to work at any time. I did a simple ink blended sky background with distress oxide ink in Broken China. I used copics to color the images. Hope you are inspired to create your own simple cards!





Supplies: 

Spring Robins Stamp Set - PPP

Broken China Distress Oxide - Ranger Ink


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March - Get Cracking on Christmas

 Hello Crafty Friends! It’s time for another installment of Get Cracking on Christmas hosted by Jenn Shurkus. Every month on the 3rd Thursday we are here with fresh inspiration for you! Don't miss Jenn's LIVE on youtube today at 8pm ET. www.youtube.com/jennshurkus!   



Today’s card features a bunch of sets from Hello Bluebird. Coffee Friends for the rabbit and the squirrel, Snow Play for the birds and a sentiment from Typed Christmas. The card itself is a non standard size of 3.5x5. I’ve been just loving this size lately. 



The background is inked using Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch distress oxide inks. I also used the Blueprint sketch to stamp the sentiment. The images are colored with copics. 



E53, 51, 50

W3, 1, 0

R29, 27, 24

N4, 0

E29, 27, 25, 23

E74, 70

G00, 000

B69, 67, 63


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A bit of Spring - Pretty Pink Posh


 Hello Crafty Friends! I have a simple distress ink watercolor for you today. 

First I took the entire stamp set and washi taped it to my Misti. Then I used embossing ink to stamp the whole thing onto some watercolor cardstock. I used some white embossing powder and heat set it. I enjoy this technique for watercolor which gives a little more freedom not having to worry for one section to dry before moving onto the next. It also makes it much easier to do the background. 

I don't have an exact list of everything I used but some of the colors are Kitsch Flamingo, Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron and Dried Marigold. I was just pulling colors at random. 

The dimensions after I trimmed it down ended up being a mini slimline at 3 1/4 by 5 1/4. I am really into alternative card sizes, how about you? 


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Pretty Pink Posh March Blog Hop!




Hello Crafty friends it’s release week for Pretty Pink Posh! This release is jam packed with goodies. You definitely need to check out the whole release HERE and probably save yourself some money and just order the whole bundle!


I couldn’t resist these adorable bunnies from the new Easter Bunnies stamp set. This is a mini slim line card. I used one of the Scalloped slimline frames over a Cracked Pistachio inked background. The buns and extras are copic colored. 

Copics Used: 

E,47, 44, 43; RV11, 10, 00; YR02, 00; G02, 00; R11; B00


There are 3 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (one winner each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 3/16/2021. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Blog Hop Day 3


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Shake it Shake it! - Pretty Pink Posh

 Hello Crafty Friends! Back again with ANOTHER birthday card! Never to many of those and they always come in handy! This one is a shaker card featuring some new goodies from Pretty Pink Posh

First I used the circle from the Lets Party Coordinating Dies to cut the window from the cardstock. I ink blended on the cardstock with distress oxide ink in Peacock Feathers on the top very lightly and then Shaded Lilac from the bottom. Once that was done I took the Yellow Gold from the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors to splatter the background with. 


I put acetate behind my window and a double layer of foam tape to form my shaker. I filled the window with the new Daydream Clay Confetti which I adore! The colors of the card were obviously inspired by that. I then stamped the a piece of cardstock with the main image from the Let's Party Stamp set in a very light grey which I used to close the shaker before attaching the whole thing to a card base.


So to finish this design I wanted to keep it simple so I could make several of them to have on hand! I die cut the present from the Lets Part Stamp Set and did some quick coloring. BG13, BG10, BG000; Y02, Y000. I also used a sentiment from that set and white heat embossed it on black. The present is popped up on foam tape in the center of the window but the sentiment strip is glued directly to the base.

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Bunny Birthday - Pretty Pink Posh

 Hello Crafty Friends! Everyone knows I love a good stencil so you can imagine how excited I was for this bokeh layer stencil and THEN Tim released the new Pink Kitsch Flamingo and it was a match made in heaven!


I used Kitsch Flaming, Spun Sugar & Picked Raspberry for the background with the new stencils. I did some simple copic coloring on the bun with some C1 & C2 for shadows, RV11, RV10, RV00 for the frosting and candle with a bit of YR31. I popped him up on the new Valentine Circle and stamped the sentiment in a curve around the edge. 

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