Monday, October 21, 2019

Oh So Merry Penguin


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Christmas card I created using some of the September release stamps/dies from Mama Elephant.

I just couldn't resist this cute penguin which is an addition to their Favor Bag Accessory dies. I also loved the "Oh So Merry" sentiment which included in the coordinating die to The Penguin's Waddle stamp set. I don't normally buy coordinating dies to stamp sets as I use my Scan N Cut for cutting out images, but this sentiment was so different to any I have in my stash.

For the background of my card I started by blending Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxides inks to the front of a top folding white card. I then splattered Lawn Fawn's Liquid Stardust and white paint over the background.

I die cut the Star Grid Window from white cardstock and adhered it to the card base. I also stamps & white embossed two of the sentiments from the Mini Merry Messages to the two top stars.



I assembled the penguin and added it to my card base using foam tape.

I created a brick wall using MFT Stamps Small Brick  Wall stencil and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink and added it to the base of the penguin/card.

I die cut the "Oh So Merry" sentiment twice and layered them together and adhered them to the bottom of the card.


For the inside of the card I added the sentiment from the Cool Penguins stamp set. I then stamped two penguins from The Penguin's Waddle close to the bottom of the card and added the left over brick wall panel along the bottom.


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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Divinity Designs October Color Challenge


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a card I created for Divinity Designs Color Combo Design Team Challenge. This month the colours to be used are  from the Retro Christmas Paper Pad:  Kiwi, Brick Red and Moss.  For more inspiration from the Divinity Designs Design Team visit the Divinity Design blog.




For my card today I created a tri-fold card using Divinity Designs Tri-Fold Card with Layers die set.

I used the Retro Christmas Paper Pad for all the layering on my card including the centre panel.

In the centre panel I used the Trees & Deer and the Curvy Slopes die sets to create the snowy scene. The sentiment is from the Loads of Love Stamp set.

I added some snow along the bottom left panel and then adhered the Pickup Truck to the snow, adding a couple more trees to the back of the truck.

I used the Pinecones & Pine Branches die set to add the embellishment on the top left corner of my card.


Here is a look at my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

Don't forget to check out the Divinity Designs Blog, so you can see what the other Design Team members created for this challenge.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!



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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Karen Burniston/Pear Blossom Press Blog Hop


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today the Karen Burniston Design Team is collaborating with Pear Blossom Press.   Karen Burniston & Pear Blossom Press Design Teams have come together to hold a blog hop showcasing products from both companies.

For information of prizes and a special discount code for both companies, see the bottom of this post.


Pear Blossom Press have a super fun product called EZ-Light, this product contains a battery holder, batter and set of three tiny lights for you to create fun light up  cards. This product is super easy to use and is perfect to light up any style of card, including pop-up cards. You can find out more info on EX-Lights over on the Pear Blossom Press website.



Here is a quick video to see my card in action.


For my card today I used Karen Burniston's Train Pivot Panels to create my pop-up card. I created three panels using tree patterned paper. I added the ground to the base of each panel using the snow/dirt border from the Nature Edges die set.

Before assembling my card I needed to work out my scene, so I knew where my lights would be going and where to add the battery pack etc.


As you can see by the photo above, I used two of the lights that were attached to the battery pack for my railway sign on the right hand side of the card and the other on the window of the house on the left hand side.

The battery pack is attached to the bottom left hand side of the card and I have adhered an oval over the top using two layers of foam tape. I love that I don't have to have double layers of foam tape for the whole card, just the battery pack area. The wires and lights are so fine, that they are hidden under the decorated panels.

I die cut the train pivot panel section twice, once from kraft cardstock and once using the tree paper. I then cut this so that the wheels would be on the kraft cardstock and the rest of the train on the trees. This helps keep the scene seamless.

I added the train to the pivot panel. Before adding the engine, I stamps the engineer from Mama Elephants Little Agenda Trains stamp set and added him through the window of the train. I also stamps the girl engineer and placed her on the ground near where the train would pass by.


Here is a close up of the left side of the card. The house and individual trees are from the House Pivot Panels die set.

On the top left hand corner of the card, I added a stamped sentiment which is from a Kraftin' Kimmies Stamps stamp set.


The train tracks and Railroad Crossing Sign are both from the Train Elements die set.


For the front of my card, I used some of the same elements that I used on the inside of the card. The "All Aboard" sentiment is also from the Train Elements die set and is layered to an oval from the Crosshatch - Ovals die set.


Thank you so much for hopping along with us on the Karen Burniston and Pear Blossom Press Collaboration Hop! Be sure to comment along the way to be entered to win one of two great prizes:
  • Snowman Twist Circle Die Set with a 5-pack of EZ-Lights, or 
  • Cake Pop-Up Die Set with a 5-pack of EZ-Lights! 
Now don’t worry if you aren’t drawn as one of the winners; we’ve got a special gift for everyone! Just enter the code POPANDLIGHT for 15% off your purchase at karenburniston.com or pearblossompress.com. One code works for both shops! (Coupon code valid until November 2, 2019.)


Prizes & Official Contest Rules
Two prizes will be awarded to two separate winners, chosen at random, from comments left on participating blogs and videos. No purchase necessary. Comments must be posted by 11:59 pm PDT on October 26, 2019. Only one comment per blog or video will be counted, but you can comment on multiple blogs and videos in the hop for additional entries. (This is to prevent spam.) Contest open internationally to participants over 18 years of age. Void where prohibited by law. Any personal information collected will only be used for the purposes of contacting winners, your information will never be shared or sold. Comments left on YouTube videos must not violate community guidelines. This contest is not sponsored by YouTube. Winners will be announced on November 28, 2019 here and prizes must be claimed within thirty days of announcement, or new winners will be drawn.


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Warm Winter Wishes


Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Tracey Farr our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.

Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for a sketch challenge.



For my card today I created the background of my card using Altenew's Layered Snowflake Stars A & B Cover dies. I die cut each of the backgrounds from white cardstock and layered them together. I then adhered them to a panel which had been coloured using Distress Oxide inks on Cracked Pistachio & Peacock Feathers. I then added Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers to each of the centres of the stars.

For my image I used one of the bears from Mama Elephant's Snow Angles stamp set.



For the inside of my card I created a pop up card using the pop up die from Karen Burniston's Explosion Pop-up die set.

I used the same colors as I used on the front for the base of my card and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink for the back/sky panel.

I die cut another set of Altenew Layered Snowflake Stars A & B Cover dies to add to the back/sky panel.


I used Hero Arts White Puff Embossing Powder to emboss the snow angle pattern and footprints onto the base panel.

I then added the cat, bear and fox over the embossed areas.



I added the "Wishes" sentiment which is an Edge'ables die from Crafters Companion. The two stamped sentiments are also included in the Wishes Edge'ables set.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.


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Friday, October 18, 2019

Deer Silhouette

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today we are taking a look back at Divinity Designs October Release. I am sharing a card I created using some of the new products from the release. For more inspiration using the October Release and to see the other designers projects, be sure to visit the Divinity Designs Blog.



For my card today I created a Flip Fold card using Divinity Designs Vintage Label Flip Fold Card with Layers die set. This card has a masculine feel to it.

I used papers from the new Rustic Christmas Paper Pad for the layers of my card.

To decorate the card I used the Deer Silhouette die which I die cut 3 times from black cardstock and once from gold. You can see this better in the first photo on this post.

I layered all the black deers together and then offset the gold one slightly.


When you "flip" the card open it reveals another label where I have added a sentiment from the Deer Ornament Stamp/Die Duos set. The white label was die cut using a label in the  Double Pierced Vintage Labels

 For more inspiration using the October Release and to see the other designers projects, be sure to visit the Divinity Designs Blog.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Another Year Boulder


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Kelly Santi our challenge hostess for the month, continues to issue the challenges.

Yesterday was National Fossil Day! A fossil is a preserved impression of a once-living thing from a past geological age, including plants, animals, shells and more. Create a card including anything that has been found as a fossil - dinosaurs, leaves, amber, footprints, etc!


For my card today I pulled out my Lawn Fawn Double Slider Surprise die set to create a Double Slider Surprise Card. 

I decorated my card using Heffy Doodle's Prehistoric Pals die set.  I have had this stamp set sitting on my desk for a while now waiting to be used and this is the perfect opportunity!



Here is a quick video to see my card in action.


When you pull the tabs on either side of the image, it reveals two more panels which extend the scene. I added a boulder and a dinosaur on the left panel along with the sentiment "Another Year Boulder". On the right panel, I added the Mammoth and rock along with the sentiment "Have a Mammoth Day".

The Dinosaur and Pterodactyl are from Heffy Doodles Dino Time Stamp set.

On the base panel I used Heffy Doodles Wildside Stencil to create the animal print background.


For the inside of the card I added another of the sentiments from the Prehistoric Pals stamp set along with a birthday sentiment from MFT Stamps Bitty Birthday Sentiments.

I also added the dinosaur, caveman, boulder and bone along the bottom of the card.


Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:


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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Merry Merry Christmas


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have another card to share with you, using a few of the new Divinity Designs dies which are from the October release.

For today's card I created an A2 Centre Step card using Divinity Designs Centre Step A2 with Layers die set. 

I used papers from the Winter Collection Paper Pad for all the layers of my card.

The striped paper on the centre/main panel include the colors: white; silver; dark grey; pale green and gold. So I used these colors on the elements I included on my card.


I stamped the Deer Ornament onto dark grey cardstock, embossing it using Silver Pearl Embossing Powder. I die cut the circle ornament using the coordinating circle die included in the Deer Ornament Stamp/Die Duos. I then added the ornament hanger which is die cut from silver cardstock.

Above the ornament I used two pine branches which is die cut using the pine branches die from the Pinecones and Pine Branches die set. These were die cut from pale green cardstock and the tips sponged with white pigment ink.

I used the Merry Christmas die set to add the "Christmas" to the bottom of the card, this was die cut using gold metallic cardstock. I die cut the "Merry" part of the sentiment four times, layering two each of each letter. I then adhered a "merry" sentiment to each of the side panels.


For the inside of the card, I added some of the striped paper along the bottom edge of the card and added one of the sentiments from the Deer Ornament Stamp/Die Duos set.

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