Sunday, February 26, 2017

Wings of Joy Christmas

Christmas Card Challenges has a new (and optional) challenge this week.



This week's challenge is a color challenge.  I had a hard time with this particular challenge; the colors are not in my normal wheelhouse.  The good news is that challenges are left open for a little interpretation.  Here's mine:




I used the adorable image Angelic Wings image from Tiddly Inks.  The paper is Recollections North Pole Gazette.  I used the following Copic markers:

Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R20, BV00
Dress:  C1, C3 (and a Wink of Stella Marker too!)
Wings, Shoes:  E41, E43
Hair:  E00, E21, E33

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you join us in the challenge!  No time like the present to get a start on those FuN Christmas Cards!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Friday, February 24, 2017

Reach for the Stars

Happy Friday!  I'm having such fun with the new stamps (and many new-to-me) dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  There's a fun variety - something for everyone.  Go check them out!

Today, I used Jungle Cuties for this card:


The monkey is colored with Copic markers:  W0, W2, Y21, Y23, E31, E33, V20, V22, and the leaves are colored with G40, G43.  For the frame around the image, I cut a fitted rectangle from the dove grey soft finish cardstock adhered the image to it.  I then used two of the stitched rectangles to cut the upper frame from the perfect purple soft finish cardstock.  I used pop tape to adhere it.


Then, I created the background with the little dots that come with the stamps and colored them with Y23, G43, and V22.  How fun is the background?  I wasn't terribly careful with lining it up or coloring the dots in any order, and I like the random feel of it!  I stamped a sentiment from the Dream Sentiments set and die cut it with the circles dies.  Then, I die cut a dove grey dotted scallop circle and just used it as a little off-set.  Here's a close-up of the background:




My supplies list is below.  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

SUPPLIES:

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Everything Real

Hi Y'all!  It's my day over at Dare 2B Artzy, and I am excited to show you a card with the sweet lil basket of flowers that comes with the Dare 2B Artzy Raggity Rabbit Stamps.  Here it is:


So sweet and simple.  The background is a few washi tapes that I've had in my stash forever.  I colored the basket and flowers with the following Copic markers.
Y00, Y02
BG53, BG57
R81, R83, YG03, YG06
E41, E43

Thanks for stopping by today.  Before you leave, be sure to "like" the Dare 2B Artzy Facebook Page!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Things with Wings

It's time for a new Elizabeth Craft Designs, Designer Challenge.  I am so honored to be on this team with such beautiful talent.  This month's challenge to us was "Things with Wings."  Be sure to go check out the other designer creations.  Here's what I did:


I used the new Jungle Cuties stamps, and colored up that FuN elephant (and bird!) with the following Copic markers:
C1, C3, C5, G43, G46, YG03, YG06, R27, Y15, Y18, BG53

I really love how this turned out.  There is an AMAZING prize package being offered at Elizabeth Craft Designs for SIMPLY leaving a message on their blog.  Go check it out - HERE!  My full supplies list is below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

ECD Products Used:
Jungle Cuties Stamps
Stitched Circles Dies
Dotted Scallop Circles Dies
Pair of Leaves 1 Dies
General Sentiments Stamps
Clear Double-Sided Adhesive, 6mm

Supplies from my Stash Used:
Timeless Twine, Black
Graphic 45 Patterned Papers
Copic Markers

Saturday, February 18, 2017

New Team, New Stamps --- Blog Hop!

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy's Blog Hop!!

We are excited to be celebrating TWO things:
1: NEW STAMPS and Dies!!!! and NEW Totally Tracy Chipboard!
2: A New Design Team Term!  We have some previous amazing designers continuing with us, but also have some fabulous new faces!  We are super excited about this term!!

We decided to combine the two and have a blog hop!!!


You should have arrived here from the ever-so-fabulous Leslie's blog!  If you haven't and would like to hop along with us, please go back to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to start at the beginning!

Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!  The winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad of their choice!  The Blog Hop will end Sunday, February 19th at 7:00pm Central. We will then post a winner!!

I did two cards today.  Both of them use the fabulous new papers - Fields of Joy.  This first card features the new stamps - Joyful Noise.  For all you bible journalers out there, this stamp is perfect for that.  I used it to make this card:


Here's a close-up of that adorably sweet lil bird colored with Copics R22, R24, B24, B26, and YR16:


The next card I made uses the new Leaf Background Dies.  Love this set.  It cuts out that super detailed background beautifull and has that sweet little flower too.  The sentiment is from the new Flowers for Mom stamps.    


Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop in the hop is the talented Melody's blog!  I'm sure she has an awesome treat for you!

Check out all D2BA's products here!  And put in discount code "HEART" for a discount of 10%....during the hop only.  Happy Hopping!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happiness is a Pink House

Happy Valentine's Day! Today, I've created a card using a fun new stamp set to Elizabeth Craft Designs, called Row Houses.  Here's what I created:


I just love how close and perfectly the dies cut out the stamps! I used the following Copic markers to color the house and the trees.

G40, G43, G46, R81, R83, R85, YR15, YR00, E43, E44, E31, E33, Y21, Y23

The rest of the supplies I used is below.  Thanks ever so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Row Houses Stamps
Row Houses Dies
Fitted Ovals Dies
Entwined Hearts Dies

Supplies from my stash:
Heartfelt Creations Paper
Copic Markers
Pearls


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Snow Christmas

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.  The (always optional) challenge prompt this week is an image of horses in snow.


I had a hard time with this one, but inspiration comes in all sorts of ways.  Here's what I made being inspired by the light/white, snow and horses (which I changed to a horse-like animal).



It's a stretch on the inspiration, but I still think it turned out pretty cute.  The paper is from Heartfelt Creations.  The image from Paper Nest Dolls.  Fun to color with the following Copic markers:

Clothes:  R35, R37, R39, E11, E13, C1, C3
Reindeer:  E42, E43, E44, E31, E33, E74, R81, C5
Skin:  E000, E00, E11
Hair:  Y00, Y21, E53
Jingles:  W3, Y26, Y28

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen