Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Color Throwdown Challenge #472 - The Nice List

Welcome and Happy Wednesday!

I am so happy to be the Guest Star Stamper for this week's  Color Throwdown. This week's challenge was to create a card using Black, Red and Grey.



I must admit this was a little bit of a challenge because I still wanted to make a Christmas card but the colours are not what I would normally choose to do that. (I had thought of making a Valentine card but thought that might be a bit early).

I hope you like the card I came up with.





I used the adorable girl from the Pure Innocence - Nice List stamp set from MFT Stamps, which I coloured with Copics in the featured colours.  I decided to try something different for me and coloured her hair black in order to not introduce any more colours to my card (other then her skin).

Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Pure Innocence - Nice List
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13Blueprints 27 and Fishtail Flag Stax,  Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers:  Skin - E11, E33, V15, R21  Dress - R24, R27, R39  Shoes & Hair - C5, C7, C9    List - C00, C1
Other: Recollections - 110lb White and Black card stock,  MFT Stamps - 100lb Wild Cherry card stock,  American Crafts - Deck The Halls 6x6 paper pad, Foam Tape


I hope you give this challenge a try.  I can't wait to see with you come up with.

Thank you so much for dropping by and have a wonderful day! Kathy

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Friends Make Holidays Even Happier

Hello my friends and welcome back. After what seems like having rain forever, we finally have a nice clear, if cold, day, so we put up a few Christmas lights outside.  I put up the Christmas tree and inside decorations on Monday.

I'm sure if you're a fan of MFT Stamps you know that they had a great Black Friday sale, which of course, I could not pass up.  One of the things I bought was the Fireplace die-namics that was released a long, long time ago but I finally decided to get and I'm so happy I did.

I used the fireplace die along with the new Pure Innocence girl from the Filled With Joy stamp set to create a cute little scene.  For the fireplace I used several different layers of foam tape to add lots of dimension to the card and I'm so happy with how it turned out.

For the fireplace I cut the main image from 100lb white card stock. I also cut a rectangle of white card stock that would cover the back of the fireplace opening.  That rectangle I inked up using the Small Brick Wall stencil and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I then attached it to the back of the fireplace with some foam tape so that it was not flush with the front of the fireplace.  I also used some Wild Honey, Carved Pumpkin, Fired Brick and Ground Expresso Distress Inks to colour up some white card stock, and used the card stock to cut out the log and flames for inside the fireplace.

The little girl was coloured with Copic markers and then I fussy cut her out with a small white border and I attached her to the card front using a couple of layers of foam tape in spots, so that she would lie flat in front of the fireplace.

I hope you like my final card and let me know if you have any questions.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Pure Innocence - Filled With Joy
Dies: MFT Stamps - FireplaceFab Foliage and Blueprints 27
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Black Intense,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Frayed Burlap, Ground Espresso, Wild Honey, Carved Pumpkin and Fired Brick
Copic Markers:  Skin - E11, E33, V15, R21  Hair - E21, E25, E27  Dress - B23, B26  Shoes - C5, C7, C9  Stocking - C00, C1, R24, R27, R39
Design Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Miss Caroline-Fiddlesticks and Mistletoe Magic 6x6 paper pad
Other: Recollections 110lb White card stock and 65lb Red, Black and Green card stock and Adhesive Red Rhinestones, MFT Stamps - Small Brick Wall, Foam Tape


Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by and I hope you have a great day! Kathy

Sunday, 26 November 2017

To The Core - MFTWSC360 & CTD#470

Welcome my friends, although I currently have a cold and don't feel very ambitious, hence no Christmas decorating yet, I did want to complete this card.

I combined the Sketch Challenge from MFT Card Challenges with the Color Challenge from Color Throwdown.  I quite like how the finished card turned out.

 


I really loved the colour combination and thought the cute Pure Innocence - Love You To The Core stamp set from MFT Stamps would be a perfect match. I popped her off the background using foam tape.

I created the apple tree using a portion of the Leafy Backdrop Landscape die from Lawn Fawn.  Although when an apple tree has apples the leaves should be green I used creative license so it would go with the colour scheme.

Here are a couple of pictures of my card.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Pure Innocence-Love You To The Core
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 & 20, Stitched Basic Edges and Slanted Sentiment Strips, Lawn Fawn - Leafy Backdrop Landscape
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  MFT Stamps - Kraft Dye Ink
Copic Markers:  Skin - E11, E33, V15, R21  Hair & Bench - E21, E25, E27  Sweater - YR12, YR15, YR16, YR18  Dress - YR20, YR21, YR23, Y26  Basket - E31, E34, E37  Shoes - E25, E27, E29  Apples - R24, R27, R24
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stocking 65lb Brown, Yellow and orange card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  Foam Tape

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Monday, 20 November 2017

Santa's Elves

Today I have a card that I created by combining the Nice Elves and Winter Time Fun stamp sets and matching dies from Hero Arts.

I am so happy with how it turned out and I think it's my favourite card that I created using the elves.

I used some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink with the Drifts & Hills stencil from MFT Stamps to create the hills of snow.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - Nice Elves, Winter Time Fun and Color Layering Christmas Tree
Dies: Hero Arts - Nice Elves and Winter Time Fun
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass
Copic Markers: Trees - YG03, G05, B000  Sled - C00, C1, C3, E25, E27   Elves - E11, E33, R21, E34, E37, C5, C9, R24, R27, R39, YG03, G09
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock,  MFT Stamps - Drifts & Hills Stencil, Spectrum Noir -  Clear Sparkle Pen,  Clear Thick Lacquer, Foam Tape

Thanks again for dropping by.  I hope you have a great day! Kathy

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Merry Christmas Globe

Good morning my friends, it's another ugly rainy and windy day here, so a perfect day to stay inside and craft.

I have a card to share with you that I created using last year's October My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts.  I also used a couple of the Nesting Rectangle dies to create a bit of embossed detail to the white background.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - October 2016 My Monthly Hero kit
Dies: Hero Arts - coordinating October 2016 My Monthly Hero kit and Nesting Rectangle Infinity Dies
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Ink - Salty Ocean,  Hero Arts - Cup O'Joe and Ombre Green
Copic Markers: E25, E27, E29
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock, Tattered Angels - Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist, Foam Tape

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Friday, 17 November 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Welcome and happy Friday!  Today I have two very similar cards to share with you.  I used the Winter Time Fun stamp set and matching dies from Hero Arts to create these cards.

The sky in both cards was created using the Broken China Distress Oxide ink and the snow, using the stitched hillside borders dies rom Lawn fawn.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - Winter Time Fun, Color Layering Christmas Tree & October 2017 My Monthly Hero
Dies: Hero Arts - Winter Time Fun and Nesting Rectangles Infinity Dies,  MFT Stamps - Blueprints 20,  Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Oxide - Broken China
Copic Markers
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Red card stock,  Sakura - Black Glaze Pen

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Santa's Sleigh

Hello my friends and welcome back.  Today I have a card to share that I created using a bunch of products from Lawn Fawn, including the Toboggan Together stamp set and matching dies.

This was the first time I used the Forest Border die and well as the Little Town Border.  I first cut them both out of white card stock and then for the trees, I used some distress oxide inks to colour them.  For the cute little house, I used the border die to cut out several different colours of card stock and then cut off the individual houses and glued them to the front of the white border. I used yellow card stock behind the houses to create "lights" for the houses.

For the sky I cut out a piece of blue card stock and then used unicorn ink from Hero Arts and the Snowfall stencil from MFT Stamps to create snow in the sky.  I wasn't totally happy with how that turned out so I then also sprayed the sky with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels. (It doesn't really show in the picture but it real life it has a lovely shimmer.)

Here is a picture of my finished card.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Toboggan Together
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Toboggan Together, Stitched Hillside Borders, Forest Border and Little Town Border,  Hero Arts - Nesting Rectangle Infinity Dies
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Distress Oxide - Cracked Pistachio and Peeled Paint, Hero Arts - Unicorn Pigment Ink
Copic Markers: Reindeer - E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59  Sleigh - E31, E34, E37  Presents - G05, G09, B23, B26, R24, R27, R39
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock, 65lb Yellow, Blue, Brown, Red & Rust card stock,  Sakura - Black Glaze Pen,  Tattered Angels - Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy