Guest Designer for Just Us Girls #421

 

Hello there.  I’m back with my final post as the November 2017 guest designer for Just Us Girls (JUGS) challenge.  It’s been an honour and these challenges were so much fun.  For photo week, it’s a Christmas theme.

 

 

I was inspired by the tree and the turquoise / red colours.  Here’s my card.

 

 

Stamped the tree on Neenah cardstock with Memento black ink and coloured with Copics.  Stamped the sentiment with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Masked the tree and hand cut a couple of hill masks then sponged Tempting Turquoise ink to create a wintery scene.  Wiped off excess ink with a tissue.

 

 

Next, it was spritz whith water and dabbed with a paper towel to for a snowy effect.  Quickly dried with a heat tool and added snowflakes with a white gel pen for a more complete winter scene.  Can’t have a Christmas card without some sparkle, so added clear shimmer to the snowy banks.

 

 

Mounted the panel to a white top folding card base. Added clear Crystal Glaze to the ornaments for dimension, and finished by shading the right side of the sentiment with a gray pencil to make it stand out more.

 

 

So that was actually the second version to more closely align with the photo inspiration.  My first version (below) included a bear and of course, there’s no bear in the photo 😂.  I like both versions, but I think the bear just makes it cuter, don’t you think?

 

 

Thank you JUGS team for having me this month.  Be sure to check out their beautiful creations on the JUGS blog HERE.  There are lots of elements in the photo to be inspired by.  Hope you will join us this week.  Love to see what inspired you.  Thank you for stopping by.  Happy holiday crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

Playing over at:
Naughty or Nice#45 Wintery Scene
Mod SquadBuild a Scene
Send a Smile 4 KidsAnything Goes 4 Kids
Happy Little StampersNovember 2017 Christmas Challenge Anything Goes optional twist Tag
Uniko#44 Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Designer for Just Us Girls #420

 

Hi everyone.  I’m back for my third post this month as guest designer for Just Us Girls (JUGS) challenge.  This week is a colour challenge and the colours are turquoise, brown and gold.

 

 

I thought these colours would make a great Christmas card, so here’s my card.

 

 

An A2 piece of Soft Suede cardstock was embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  The bear was stamped with black Memento ink on a scrap of X-Press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the coordinating die.  Took a circle diecut from my stash and sponged Tempting Turquoise on the upper part.

 

 

The sentiment was die cut from Soft Suede cardstock and a piece of gold gilding flakes I had from a crafty playdate at Loll’s back in September.  It was my first experience with gilding flakes, and although it’s beautiful, it sure is messy.

 

 

All pieces were mounted onto a white top folding card base and snow was added on the circle image with a white gel pen to finish.

This is such a cool colour combo, so I really hope you will join us this week.  For more inspirations, make sure to head over to the JUGS blog post HERE and check out the wonderful creations by the design team.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking this one to:
STAMPlorationsNovember 2017 Anything CAS optional color twist Brown
STAMPlorationsNever-ending Anything Goes STAMPlorations  (diecut sentiment)
Addicted to Stamps and More#268 Holiday
Dragonfly Dreams Winter
Pixie’s Snippets PlaygroundWeeks 307 & 308 (use snippets)
SSS Wednesday ChallengeFurry Friends

 

 

 

 

Guest Designer for Just Us Girls #419

 

Hello there.  I’m back for week 2 this month as guest designer for Just Us Girls Challenge (JUGS).  It’s trend week, and Silhouette Stamping is trending.

 

 

I wanted to make a Christmas card, but I didn’t have any Christmas silhouette stamps — or so I thought… it seems I have forgotten what I‘ve purchased. 😂   And here’s my card.

 

 

A stitched rectangle panel was die cut from Mixed Media paper.  A reverse circle mask was created by diecutting from copy paper.  Temporary adhesive was used to hold the mask in place, then the bird was stamped with VersaMark and white heat embossed.

 

 

Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch distress inks were ink blended for an Ombré sky. Wiped off excess ink with a tissue, then spritz with water.  Dabbed with a paper towel to get a snowy effect.  Quickly dried with the heat tool before stamping the pine branches from the set with Archival black ink.  Removed mask to reveal the mini scene.

 

 

Die cut peace from silver glitter paper and from black cardstock to offset them.  Added some subtle snowflakes with a white gel pen.  Mounted the panel with foam adhesives to a white top folding card base to finish.

Be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the talented JUGS design team HERE for more inspirations.  Hope you will play along with us.  Love to see what you come up with.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week.

 

 

 

 

 

Heading over to:
AAA#102 Ink Blending
CAS Mix UpNovember 2017 Glitter (+stamping+diecutting+masking+heat embossing+resist+Ombré)
SSS Wednesday ChallengeSnow White
Craft Stamper – Take It Make It Challenge November 2017
Happy Little StampersNovember 2017 Christmas Challenge Anything Goes optional twist Tag

 

 

 

 

Guest Designer for Just Us Girls #418

 

Hello there.  I am so excited to announce that I am guest designing at Just Us Girls Challenge (JUGS) for the whole month of November!  First up is Word Week and the word is Thankful.

 

 

And here’s my CAS floral thank you card.

 

 

With this theme, I had to use Clearly Besotted’s stamp set appropriately called Thanks a Bunch.  This set not only has a beautiful rose cluster image, but contains various thank you sentiments in different languages.  To start, a white stitched rectangle panel was die cut from Neenah cardstock.

 

 

The image was stamped with black Memento ink, then coloured with Copics. The sentiment from the set was black heat embossed.

 

 

Love my shimmer, so clear glitter was added to the flowers. Some clear raindrops finished off the card.

For more inspirations, be sure to check out the beautiful creations from the JUGS deign team HERE.  Then come join us and link up your creations.  Looking forward to seeing what you create.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week.

 

 

 

 

 

Playing at:
CAS Mix Up Challenge – November 2017 Glitter (+stamping + heat embossing + die cutting)
Addicted to Stamps and More – #266 Anything Goes
Watercooler WednesdayWWC143 Feminine Anything Goes
Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations#283 Sparkle
That’s CraftyForever Floral

 

 

 

 

 

YNS September 2017 DT Dare

 

Hi there.  This is my final guest design post for Your Next Stamp (YNS).  It has been such an honour and I’ve had a blast the past three months.  Thank you YNS! 💕  So for my final project, the design team and guests were dared to Get Inky.  So much fun for any crafter!  All the projects from the design team and guests are posted on the YNS Blog.  Leave a comment on that post for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice.

For today’s card, I got inky and created a scene card.  I was going to create a traditional autumn harvest looking scene with brown, red, orange, and yellow, but then went for something brighter.  And of course I had to bring back all those cuties from the Autumn Animals stamp set to create this.

 

YNS Supplies: Autumn Animals, Stitched Rectangle, Cool Tag One, Puffy Cloud Border

 

 

The background was created on a white diecut Stitched Rectangle.  The ground and sky masks were handcut from Post It Labelling tape.  The ground was masked first and Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick and Tumbled Glass distress inks were blended on with a mini blending tool for the sky.  Then I went back over with a DIY cloud border stencil die cut from acetate to add the clouds. The ground mask was then removed and the sky area was masked next  to create the ground with Mowed Lawn distress ink.  Grass blades were added by flicking with a G17 Copic marker.  And that completes the Get Inky dare.

 

 

The sentiment was white heat embossed on a black die cut banner.  All the stamps in the Autumn Animals set were placed in the MISTI and stamped on X-press It paper with Memento back ink.  They were coloured with Copics then fussy cut out.  The stitched panel was mounted with foam adhesive on a white top folding card base before the scene was assembled.

And that does it for me.  Don’t forget to head over to the YNS Blog to check out the rest of the Get Inky projects and leave a comment there for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice.  Thank you for visiting.  Have wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

I like to enter this over at:

 

Cute Fall or Halloween 4 Kids