Giveaway Winner is…

Hi there.  Sorry for the delay, but I have the giveaway winner.  Check out the video to see if it’s you.  If it’s you, please e-mail me or use the contact form above to claim your prize. Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

Thank you and enjoy the rest of your Monday,

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Year + Giveaway

Hi everyone!  This month marks my one year blog anniversary.  I’ve learned a lot in this first year and am continuing to learn more. I thought I’ve heard of all the stamp companies out there, but I’m still discovering new ones!  I’ve met quite a few crafty friends (online of course) and love being part of this friendly, supportive and talented crafting community.  I am just having so much fun crafting..

So to celebrate, I have a card and a giveaway! I was planning to do this giveaway at the beginning of the month after updating the look of my blog, but I was at a loss at what to do until Loll stepped in. Not only is Loll a talented crafter, but she is so kind to help me out.  Thank you so much Loll. And now here’s  my card.

 

 

The images were stamped with Intense Black ink on scraps of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the matching dies.

 

 

Distress inks were blended on hot press watercolor paper to create the sky and water.  A Wave stencil and border die were used to create the waves in the water.  Both were spritz with water and dabbed with a paper towel for some texture.

 

 

The sentiment was black heat embossed. To finish, clear shimmer was added to the mermaid’s tail and top and Glossy Accents was added to the turtle shell and dolphin.

 

 

 

I am linking up to the following challenges:
SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes
Crafts Friends – #56 Anything Goes
Pixie’s Snippets PlaygroundWeek 277 and 278 (paper)

 

 

 

Ready to win the Mug Hugs stamp & die? There are a few ways to enter.  You don’t have to do all, but your chances increases the more you do.  Each completed task equals an entry, so be sure to leave one comment per completed task.  One random winner will be chosen from all eliguble comments left on this post and announced on May 1 after task has been confirmed  Giveaway closes 11:59 pm PST this Sunday, April 30.  Open worldwide

1️⃣  Leave a comment telling me why you love to craft…or simp,y leave a comment.
2️⃣  Subscribe to my blog by e-mail (link on sidebar 👉).  Leave me a comment introducing yourself with your e-mail address and where you are from. I don’t have Blogger so there is no Follow option ~ sorry.  If you are already a subscriber, just let me know and say hi in your comment.  Please subscribe ONLY if you are truly interested in following my blog.  Unsubscribers will be disqualified from future giveaways.
3️⃣  Follow me on Instagram (link also on sidebar 👉).  Then leave a comment with your IG user name.  Once again, follow me there ONLY if you like my work and truly want to follow me.  Unfollowers will be ineligible from future giveaways.

Let’s play nice.  Thank you and good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chilly Icicles.

Hi everyone.  I guess I’m not ready to put my winter-themed products away yet because I am back today to share another CAS Winter card.

 

 

The icicle border was die cut from a scrap of white cardstock, covered with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  On an A2 Whisper White panel, I stamped the snowflakes and falling snow with VersaMark then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.  On the upper half of the panel, I blended distress inks in a “peak” pattern to accentuate the hanging icicles. I used Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire distress inks.

 

 

The panel was spritz with a DIY shimmer mist to give it more of a chilly, icy feel. I did the Camouflage Die Cut technique for the sentiment using NBUS Let It Snow die. For dimension, I also die cut one from white fun foam and stacked them.

 

 

The icicle diecut border was mounted with foam tape and the panel was adhered to a white top folding card base.  The card is sparkly IRL so it didn’t need any bling or other embellishments.

 

 

 

 

I am entering in the following challenges:
Curtain Call – Icicle
AAA Cards – Game #82 Winter Chill
NBUS – #9 with optional Camouflage Die Cut or CASEing
Happy Little Stampers – January Anything Goes with Dies
STAMPlorations – January Anything Goes CAS with optional Gray or Silver

 

 

 

Sharing My Excitement

Good Monday morning!  I woke up this morning and was checkling my e-mails.  Nothing too exciting until I got to the e-mail from MFT where they were announcing the random winners of Camp Create.  Just a quick recap.  Camp Create was a week long challenge where participants were challenged to create something based on the theme for that day to earn badges.  I completed all five challenges and earned all five badges to qualify for the random grand prize drawing.  To my complete surprise, I was the chosen random winner of the $150 MFT prize!  I only posted one of the cards here on my blog and the rest were added to my Instagram account.  Just in case you missed them, here they are:

 

 

 

 

Alien Invasion Birthday Card to complete Dellightful Die Cutting task for MFT Camp Create and to enter in the AAA Challenge #67 Googley Eyes.