Dino Christmas! - Lawn Fawn

Hello Crafty Friends! Today I have another Christmas card. It was inspired by some Dinosaur gift wrapping I got at Target for my son. I just loved all the little Dino's dressed up for the holidays!




The background of the card was made using distress oxide inks in Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch which is a bit of a different combo for me but I love how it turned out!

The Dino's are from Rawsome and the tree is from Critters from the Past. The accessories are from several sets; the hat, scarf and bow are from Baaah Humbug, & the bone and lights are from Happy Howlidays (which sadly is not available, it was a Stamptember exclusive).

This is a copic heavy card so I wont be listing all the colors today but if there is a particular combo you are interested in, please ask in the comments and I will respond.

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Snow Much Fun - Mama Elephant

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a card featuring some Mama Elephant stamps and dies. I just love the whole little agenda series. I have several cards coming up featuring them. Today's card is all about the Little Snowman Agenda! I have paired this up with the Star Grid Window.



I stared off today's card by die cutting the Star Grid Window into some Neenah 110lb plain white cardstock. I then taped all the stars into place from the back with washy tape so I would have a flat surface to do my ink blending. I inkblended using a large blender brush and distress oxide ink in Shaded Lilac which I brought down 2/3rds of the way. Near the top I added a little bit of Blueprint Sketch to deepen the color. Once my blending was done I splattered the whole panel using plain water, distress ink in Shaded Lilac as well as some Gansi Tambi starry watercolors in white gold and light gold. I then heat embossed a sentiment from Mini Merry Messages in Liquid Platinum. Once I was done I removed the washi and affixed the window portion directly to my cardbase. The stars themselves were popped up using foam tape.



The little snowmen I colored in using copics I thought went well with the background colors. for the snowmen bodies themselves I used a little BV000 for the shading. The blues are all B69, B66 & B63. I colored the heart and one of the presents using RV10 & RV00. Greys are N8, N6 & N4. Lastly I added some Silver Mini Star confetti from Pretty Pink Posh.

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A little Koala Xmas - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Craft Friends, thanks for joining me today for some Pretty Pink Posh inspiration. Who says Koala can't be for Christmas? I was actually inspired to make this card after following the fires in Australia and learning that the Koala habitat has been  hit hard. I have always loved Koalas, even got to hold one as a baby at a zoo program. (Those claws are no joke!) You can read a bit about Koala and the fires here.



So for my card I used Cracked Pistachio distress oxide to blend from dark to light. I splatted that with Gansai Tambi Starry Colors water color in white gold & light gold. I also splatted some of the same color distress ink. I then layered the Storybook 3 Die over top of the background. I heat embossed the Peace and Joy sentiment from Holiday Greetings in gold. 

Lastly I colored my Koala and Leaves with copic markers. The Koala are done in N4, N2 & N0 with a little R11 for the cheeks and inside of the ears. The hat is R29, R27 & R35. Lastly the leaves are G02, G00, G000 with a light all over coating of YG00 to make it more closely match the background color.

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It's a Tweet Day - Lawn Fawn

Hello Crafty Friends! Im here with card # 3 in my Snow Day Remix patterned paper mini series. I kept the layout pretty similar to the first card, just because I'm really loving all the layers. I got out an older favorite set of mine; It's a mini set, Winter Sparrows. I kept the coloring pretty sparrow like with the browns.


For the main focal panel I did a light bit of distress oxide ink blending in Pine Needles. I brought the blending about halfway up and let it fade off into white. I find it easier to ink up my blending brush and then dab a bit off onto my craft sheet to get the lighter edge. I then stamped the sentiment in black ink and the music notes in Festive Berries oxide ink.



For the copics I used R29, R27, & R24 for the hat and ear muffs, G02, G00 for the scarf and for the birds I used E44, E43 & E41 & their tummies I left white. A little Y35 for the beaks. Lastly I added a bit of Prisma Glitter to the edge of the branch. Because as Jenn says, glitter all the things (especially for Christmas).

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Warm Hearts - Lawn Fawn

Hello Crafty Friends! For card number two in my Lawn Fawn patterned paper mini series I have done an all paper card with no stamping! I had originally made this one for the Lawn Fawnattics die challenge but with the craziness of the holidays I didn't get it finished in time.



I just could not resist this bunny paper and was trying different things with it but really wanted it to shine. I had cut the second paper with the sentiment already printed on it to use as the next layer. So I dug through my stash of dies and found the Outside In Stitch Christmas Tree stackables and the second largest tree was perfect and simple. It really lets the papers take center stage. I decided to make a small shaker and used some Sparkling Clear Sequin mix inside. All of the paper on this card can found in the Snow Day Remix collection.

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And a Happy New Year! - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! Back with some more Pretty Pink Posh inspiration for you today. You know how much I love ink blending over stencils so today's post shows another new one, the Fireworks Stencil.



For this one I started with an ombre blend from the darkest to the lightest. I then laid my stencil over the inked background and blended on the lightest color again through the stencil so it appears to fade as it goes down the background.

I embossed the sentiment and the glasses from the new Happy New Year stamp set in liquid platinum embossing from ranger. I lightly colored in some champagne with copic markers.

To finish off the card and add some extra bling I used Sparkling Clear sequins & jewels in Caribbean Blue.

Distress Oxide Inks:
Broken China
Mermaid Lagoon
Blueprint Sketch

Copics:
Y11
Y00

Santa & Mrs. Claus - Lawn Fawn

Hello Crafty Friends! I have started a bit of a mini series with some Lawn Fawn cards for Christmas featuring a bunch of pattern paper from the Snow Day paper collection. I actually had some of the 6x6 original pads of paper and since they just released the remix I decided to get them out to play! So onto my first card featuring these papers.



The two papers in this card can be found in the Snow Day remix pack as well as the original. I cut the bottom layer at a full A2 size with a paper trimmer. The Green "Earmuffs" paper I die cut using a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle as well as a piece of plain white cardstock in the next size down. I love how these dies make layering so easy! 

The plain cardstock layer I ink blended using distress oxide ink in Festive Berries about 2/3rds of the way up. The top edge I used some snowflakes from various Lawn Fawn sets and stamped them in distress oxide in the color Pumice Stone. I white heat embossed  the sentiment which is from the Holiday Helpers stamp set. The main images are from the new Ho Ho Holidays set. I used copic markers to color them in. The faces are E11, E00, E000;  the reds are R29, R27, R24; And last the greys are N8, N6, N4 & W3, W1 and a bit of Y35 for the belt buckle.

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Bring Joy - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Craft Friends! Im here with some more holiday goodness featuring the new Pretty Pink Posh winter release. I just adore these large sentiment dies Paulina has been coming out with. I wanted to do something simple but striking here with the new Joy Coordinating Dies set over an inked background using the Christmas Background stencil. The die cut is also covered in Nuvo shimmer pen in Glitter Gloss.

Don’t forget the sale starts today too!





I inked the whole background with distress ink in Cracked pistachio and then I laid the stencil over top and ink blended on some Pine Needles, then Evergreen Bough and finished the bottom 1/3rd with the same Cracked Pistachio to create an ombre look. 

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Yeti Hugs! - Hello Sweetums

Hello my crafty friends! I've finally found my winter mojo and Ive been playing with all my new and old stamps. I grabbed up this Hello Sweetums Yeti Set Go stamp set during the last sale & if you hurry the Black Friday sale will save you 30%! I also snagged a bunch of the scene building dies like the Mountains of Magic dies & Slippery Slops dies I used to create my winter valley here.





I used plain white cardstock to die cut all my scene pieces and then inked them with distress oxide inks. The sky is Tumbled Glass; the back set of larger mountains I did Shaded Lilac with a top layer of Blueprint sketch to darken them up; and finally the smaller mountains are just Shaded Lilac. I love blues and purples for winter! I also stamped the sentiment using the Shaded Lilac distress oxide as well.

The little yeti buddies I colored with copics: N2, N0 for the fur,  B02, B00, B0000 for the face of the Yeti on the left, BV13, BV01,BV000 for the face of the Yeti on the right & Y13, Y11 &Y000 for their little horns.

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PPP Poinsettia Tag - 25 days of Christmas Tags


So happy to be joining Tracey McNeely for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 with Pretty Pink Posh Team. You can Find out more about this fanatastic hop by visiting Tracey's Blog Here

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There is a linkup for one more prize--The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 Superstar!  There is a special prize for one lucky person who has completed all 26 days of the challenge accurately!


And for my Tag today I am featuring the new Pretty Pink Posh Poinsettia dies. The flower portion is diecut using some plain white cardstock while the center along with the leaves are cut using some silver sparkle cardstock. I added just a touch of  Caribbean Blue jewels for added sparkle. The background is inked with distress oxide ink in Peacock Feather. To finish the tag off I heat embossed Merry Christmas from the Holiday Greetings stamp set in Platinum.







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Here comes Santa! - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty friends! I am here today with a card featuring Santa from the new Holiday Signs stamp set as well as the Whimsical Christmas Stencil. Santa is frames by the Stitched Duo 3 die.  I finished it off with some Merry Confetti. Remember all stencils are on sale for Stencil Theme Week at 15% off!




Distress Oxide: Festive Berries
Copics: RV69, R29, R27, R24; E51, E00, N10, N8, N6; W03, W00



Cozy Christmas - Waffle Flower

Hello again crafty friends! I am back with my third and final post guesting for the Waffle Flower November release. I am so glad I got to be a part of this months release!

Today I am featuring the new Cozy Cabin Dies which just go perfectly with the Winter Hamster Stamp set.


I die cut all the pieces of the Cozy Cabin die from white cardstock so I use use my distress oxide inks for blending and customizing. The distress oxide colors are Pumice Stone, Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey & Spiced Marmalade. The inside of the windows are colored with copics in B99, B95 & B93 with a little white gel pen detail for snow. The Hamsters are colored in shades of E44, E43 & E40 with accessories in BG78, BG75, BG72, BG12, BG10 & BG0000. Cheeks and heart was done with a little R11 & R20.

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Leaf Dance - Waffle Flower

Hello Crafty Friends! Back with card #2 for this new Waffle Flower release. I love Big Bear and Bird designs so I was over the moon to receive Blessed Bear. I was inspired directly from the designers feed for my bear color here. I just love her soft fuzzy bears. This set was so whimsical the card just kind of fell together with the bear dancing in the leaves with his little bird friends.



I started with a dark navy blue cardstock and took some distress ink in black soot to the edges. I splattered the finished ink blended card with several colors of the Gansai Tambi starry color watercolor palette; red gold, yellow gold and blue gold. I used a gold embossed sentiment on a white cardstock banner so it really pops against the dark background. The images are copic colored.

Bear: E44, E43, E40
Scarf/Leaves: Y38, Y35, YR30
Red Leaves: E18, E15
Green Leaves: YG67, YG63, YG61
Birds: B02, B00, B000

Happy Hamster - Waffle Flower

Hello crafty friends! I am so excited to be guesting for Waffle Flower for this release!! When I received this stamp Winter Hamsters set and I admit I might have squealed in happiness a tiny bit. These chubby little hamsters are just adorable. I already own the office hamster set so I was delighted to see a Christmas set. By the way, an extra neat feature with the dies is worth a look. The way the stamps are grouped means you stamp them and the dies are all on one so you can cut a bunch at once. This is especially handy for all the little coordinating images for scene building.  I am including a video for today's card as well, click here to go to the HD version on YouTube. I'd love it if you gave a follow as well. I hope you enjoy :)










Spooktacular Halloween - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! I hope you have a spooky evening tonight! Halloween has always been a favorite holiday for me. I love horror movies, books etc ever since I was a kid. However I HATE haunted houses! I'll walk through a real graveyard at Midnight on devils night before I do another Haunted House. Ha! I used to not make Halloween cards even though I loved all the images, I mean who do you give them to? My answer now is, other crafters! I love getting Halloween cards. I will be sending out a few this year including this one.




This card features distress oxide ink blending over the Pretty Pink Posh Spider Web Stencil. I used Faded Lilac first in the center. Coming in from the edges I used Blueprint Sketch and then lightly with the black soot. I then splattered the background.