Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CAS Watercolour Nov. 2017 - Holiday

Hello friends.  This is a 2nd card for the CAS Watercolour challenge this month.  I had a new Penny Black die and this was a good opportunity to use it!

Here's what I came up with:

The die is called Berries and Leaves and I die cut it from TH Watercolor Paper and used my Zigs and Aqua Painter and inks to watercolour the image.  I used a SU! Music Background stamp for my background layer and added a little bit of color using TH Tea Dye Distress Ink and water to give it a vintage feel.  My top layer I die cut an oval out to frame the leaves and berries, and then added my sentiment from PTI's Cutaway Tags: Winter and also added a few small die cut snowflakes from Impression Obsession (DIE100-F).

There are some absolutely GORGEOUS cards this month from the DT and in the gallery, so be sure to check them out!  This challenge is open until the 24th, so be inspired and then play along right HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Merry Monday #266 - Santa

Hello friends.  This week's Merry Monday challenge is brought to us by Susan and is all about SANTA!

And here's what I came up with:

I fell in love with this image from Stampingbella called Santa Is Stuck!  I colored it with my Copics and added a little glitter too!  The sentiment is from the same set.  My background was stamped using Concord & 9th's Plaid Background.

We're getting down to the wire here to finish up those Christmas cards, so dig out your favorite SANTA stamp and play along with us.  The DT has some FABULOUS inspiration for you this week, so check it out and then play along right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

25 Days Of Christmas Tags - Days 17, 18, & 19

Hello friends.  Still plugging away with Tracey's 25 Days Of Christmas Tags challenge and have tags from days 17, 18, & 19 to share with you today.
Day 17 is being sponsored by Jillibean Stamps and I was inspired by Kimber McGray's cute little snow globe tag.

I used a snow globe stamp that was included in MFT's Merry Christmoose set.  I stamped it both on white cardstock in black ink and then also on vellum and embossed in white.  I colored the snowman's hat and scarf on the back of the vellum with a red & green Copic and then glued both together and placed on a white splattered kraft tag with a piece of washi tape at the bottom.  The little tag at the top is from PTI's Tiny Tags.

Day 18 was sponsored by Avery Elle stamps and I  totally fell in love with all the shaker tags from the DT there, and especially Amy Kolling's tag with the Poinsettia's using the Holiday Bouquet stamp set.

I embossed the Poinsettia's with silver and then used my Aqua Painter and SU! inks to water color the flowers and berries.  I used Avery Elle's Shaker Tags Elle-ments dies to make the shaker part and filled with flat red and iridescent sequins and then pop dotted my Poinsettia bouquet on top of the tag.

Day 19 is being sponsored by Technique Tuesday and I was inspired by Lindsey M-p's Santa tag.

I loved the Santa face that Lindsey used, but since I didn't have that stamp, I used my all time favorite Santa stamp from Flourishes called Santa I Believe.  He is stamped with Soft Suede ink on kraft cs and the white layer is stamped with Reverse Confetti's Sentimental Christmas.  

We're getting closer to the end of the 25 days, but still time to play along, so check out all the great inspiration and then play right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Loll's Twelve Tags Of Christmas

Hello friends.  One more tag to share from Loll's Twelve Tags Of Christmas event.  This is a mixed media tag event, and for my tag I used stamping, stenciling, embossing, and die cutting.

I made a stencil by die cutting a Cheery Lynn Holly design, and then stenciled through it onto my tag with Ocean Tides ink.  Next I lightly embossed in gold the music background using a SU! music stamp.  My Poinsettia's were die cut using a Gina Marie Designs die and then sponged, and wrinkled up, and then somewhat flattened out to give a little bit of dimension and a distressed look.  I also added a few drops of gold Nuvo Drops to the centers of each Poinsettia.

My sentiment was die cut and embossed using W Plus 9's Hand Lettered Holiday stamp and die set.  I also quite liberally sprayed Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz all over the tag to make it really sparkle in the light!

Today is the last day of this tag event as far as new tags from Loll and her GD's go, but the linky is open until the 24th if you'd like to play along for the chance at one of the two prizes.  You can check it all out right HERE.

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CAS Mix Up November 2017 - Glitter

Hello friends.  Playing along today with the CAS Mix Up challenge, where this month it's all about glitter.

Glitter and Christmas go hand in hand in my book, so naturally I came up with a Christmas card for this challenge...take a look:

I started with a blended background using Wild Honey and Salty Ocean DOX inks, and then did a little splattering with water to give the look of a starry sky.  I stamped and embossed the little Nativity scene using PTI's Petite Places: Nativity and then added the die cut hill and tree's, also from PTI.  Over the top I placed a glittered die cut ornament from AliExpress, and then before gluing it down, I added a white die cut from Memory Box called Blissful Bundle to add a little background interest but still keeping it CAS.  My sentiment is from the newest Catherine Pooler Winterhaven set.

There are some lovely, lovely cards from the DT and in the gallery, and you have until the 24th to play along with this challenge, so check it all out right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Loll's Twelve Tags Of Christmas

Hello friends.  Have you been enjoying Loll & Friends Twelve Tags Of Christmas so far?  I am going to be so sad when it's over tomorrow!  I think I mentioned in one of my previous posts, that when Loll asked me to GD for the event, I went a little crazy making tags before I came up with one that I thought was worthy of the event!  We're our own worst critics aren't we?!!  But anyway, I still have a few I haven't shared yet, so here's one where Loll and I were somewhat thinking along the same lines.  (you can see Loll's from Day 3 HERE.)  And here's mine:

Loll did a lot of masking on her tag so that she could make her leaves green, but I kept mine much simpler just sponging on red ink through the TH Poinsettia stencil.  I made sure my ink was good and dry before I added a layer of glass bead gel through the same stencil and then let that dry as well.  Red ink has a tendency to bleed when it comes in contact with anything wet (ask me how I know that!!), so it's very important to make sure your ink is good and dry before adding anything over top of it.  Once my tag was dry, I stamped some tiny gold dots, added die cut gold centers to the Poinsettias (from a Gina Marie Designs Poinsettia die), and a die cut "Rejoice" from Penny Black.  I also added another tag behind that I dry embossed using an old Darice folder.

Wish you could see the sparkle on this tag in person...glass bead gel sparkles like nothing else out there!

You have until the 24th of this month to link up your mixed media tags.  There is so much FABULOUS inspiration to get you started, so check it all out and play along right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!

25 Days Of Christmas Tags - Days 14, 15, & 16

Hello friends.  I'm still having a great time making tags for Tracey's 25 Days Of Christmas Tags challenge and have days 14, 15, & 16 to show you today.

Day 14 is being sponsored by Concord and 9th and I chose to CASE one of the tags by the DT from Concord and 9th.

I changed mine up from a kraft tag to a red tag and used a sentiment from Penny Blacks Yuletide Wishes.  A little washi tape at the bottom and then a snowflake die cut from PTI's Silver White Winters and cut in half before gluing to the bottom and top of my tag.  Very simple but gosh do I like it!!

Day 15 is sponsored by MUSE and I loved Chris Blagrave's adorable Penguin tag!

I embossed white snowflakes on kraft tags with HA Hand Drawn Snowflake Bold Print background stamp, and then added Copic colored Penguin's from Lawn Fawn's Here We Go A Waddling and a die cut lamp post from Catherine Pooler's Winterhaven SOA set.  The FA-LA-LA's are also from the Here We Go A Waddling stamp set.

Day 16 is being sponsored by Ellen Hutson and I was inspired by Tracey's cute, cute JOY tag!

This was so simple to make but I just love how it turned out!  The "JOY" was die cut from SSS's Big Joy from Real Red cs and the holly leaves were die cut using PTI's Spruce & Sprigs and Simply Chartreuse Pattern Pack paper.  Little hard to see in my photo but the holly berries were sparkled up with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen.

There is still a little more than a week to play along with this challenge and SOOOO much to be inspired by, so if you love making tags, check it all out right HERE and then play along.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!