Monday, November 23, 2020

Creating for Falliday (at Splitcoaststampers) had me making cards/projects and not blogging them, so will add a few more projects here again today : )

 
 The ice skate die is very glittery IRL- hope you can see that! It is mounted on a silver metallic 'blade' and the DO from the kit. 
  

 These cards were in a card kit by MybugAndi45 at SCS and I made both cards using the kit.  I am unsure if the stamp or die company. The snowflake dies are Gina Marie.  The DP from the kit has a gold metallic shimmer in it. The sentiment is on a shimmery cardstock.


 This snow family is a stamp from Great Impressions and is sitting on a strip of Washi tape.  I colored using Copics. The background has Distress inks, Distress Oxides, watermarks, stamped snowflakes, stickles, embossed silver metallic snowflakes.  This card is very sparkly IRL. 

 

 This is called '4 in 1, and I loved this- kind of like a 'Masterboard' in the old days.....  I used 4 stamps in different colors, then added stenciling and a sentiment. The stamps are by Gina K Designs. This is a great way to make more than one card at a time- I will do this again!

 I hope you are well and are staying safe and well this Holiday Season!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Nativity cards

Today, there is a VSN Mini challenge at SCS. I only finished one card, but loved the technique....


 The background is Toilet paper- yes, really!  You layer it and put it through an embossing folder.  It is so pretty and smooth looking IRL.  I added color by sponging it on- SU yellow (Summer Sun)  and Blue (Baja Breeze). The image is Unity Stamps. 

 

 This nativity die was cut out of Watercolor paper and watercolored using Zig waterbrushes. I added WInk of STella over the top.  The background embissed card is shimmer cardstock. The sentiment is Concord and 9th. I added a Navy backing to the nativity scene to help it pop a touch. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Jan's DIgital Stamps Midmonth post

 We are midway through the challenges at Jan's Digital Stamps challenge blog this month already!  Time sure flies, doesn't it???



    This set is called Merry Chris-Moose  I added this card to the Falliday challenges at SPlitcoast- one challenge asks for Buffalo Checks : )  


 This is another precolored digital image and FREE set currently from Jan's Store- LINK HERE
Stpo by and join in the monthly challenge!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Falliday cards and projects

I have been working on Christmas projects and inspired by Splitcoasr Falliday challenges.  


 This background is called Alcohol Ink marbling.  It was a TLC-technique lovers challenge at SCS a couple of weeks ago.  I came across this image in my 'Use it' stash, and thought the two worked beautifully together. 
 The Image is Fred She Said. I embissed the background in an EF and added the beautiful bias tape ribbon. 


 This is a pair of Gift card holders.  This was inspired by the Featured Stamper last week. The DP is Echo Park. I made the template and sized it to fit into the A2 envelope. That stitching is on my machine.  The border punch is MS and the to/From tag is SU oval and scalloped oval punches. 


 These cute little snowmen are usually made with candy , Chocolate 'nuggets'.  Since we do not have candy in the house, I used wine corks.  The tutorial is on Splitcoast. The hats are made using the cut off fingers from a childs knit glove. The poms were made using DMC thread and silver metallic thread. 

I hope your holiday plans are going well- tree up yet (mine is not).  

Holiday Blessings to you!
Shelly

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Dueling Darlings- Red Nose

 It's the 15th- and time for the Dueling Darlings Monthly challenge.  This month, Carol (Divas) and I (Dazzlers) chose the theme of 'Red Nose'.  


 I saw this DP with the houses, and I had to have it!!!  I would figure someway to use it!  OK- so my little reindeer takes a break from toymaking, and looks down on the city and knows the JOY that Christmas Brings- but don't forget what the Red-nose means- Rudolph was different and HIS difference SAVED Christmas!!!  Oh, there is JOY to be found if you look around enough!


 So much going on- this is what Christmas is really like...LOL  Lots of noise in the background and stockings to be hung, gotta visit Santa, hang up the wreaths, then it starts snowing..... going sledding, throwing snowballs, and don't forget- baking...cookies : )  God is Good!!!

Kit Supplies included: 
Images: CC Designs stamped using Memento Black Tuxedo ink on Recollections 110# cardstock

DP:Recollections- Buffalo Check, American Crafts-houses, Simple Stories- r/w with holly/music/trees

Doodlebug Designs-Wish list, Echo Park- red/green plaid and Santa/snowmen/Joy to the World

Best Creations, Inc- Red/copper glitter paper

Recollections- rhinestones, multicolor twine, Xmas stockings and hats

Creatology- red sparkly sequins, Jolee’s-red rhinestones

Ribbon- green organdy (gift from a friend in Greece)- many yards!

Celebrate it!= brown/white and red striped ribbon, Offray- red sparkle ribbon

Here is the DDd list- please do stop by the blogs and Galleries to see what the other ladies on both teams created!!!  The kits contents are a suprise to the other team until the day we post and go live!!!  

Dazzlers:
Blogs: Beth Jeanette  , Shelly- you are here, Terry L  , TracieDarlene

SCS Galleries:    Debbie BTerry S 

Divas
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  Judy ,   Heather  , Kelly ,  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy   LJ

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, November 14, 2020

More Falliday challenges

Time spend creating today was used to make more cares for the Falliday challenges at Splitciaststampers. 

Die-Cut inlays is the first challenge. 


 I die cut this Asian bird fromTutti Designs and an Alcohol Ink Marbling technique card piece.  Then, re-cut the die from a Copper Metallic card.  A white piece of cardstock was run through the Zyron, and adhered to the back of the technique sheet and the Copper Metallic die inserted.  I burnished translucent glitter into the openings of the bird. 
  The Kanji says Friend and is embissed using a Copper Shimmer EP. The Copper Metallic edging is a thin Washi tape. 

 

 This challenge was to use twine on your card.  I used a card kit that was sitting on my desk- everything but the twine and the Confetti cardstock was in the kit. The ornaments are diecut from a metallic cardstock, and the sequins are pretty shimmery too. 

It was nice to get creative and fun to make more Falliday cards- it looks like the deadline for uploading is 11/20, so you'll see a few more Falliday cards/projects before then : )

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Die Cut Relief

A fun tutorial over at Splitcoast for the Falliday challenge is called Die Cut Relief.  It is the 2nd Falliday tutorial if you look it up : )

 

 I used deer die by Impression Obsession, and trimmer the antlers off one to make a male and a female. The trees die was a gift from a teapotter (aka Tuesday Teapot). 
 The dies and background are done on watercolor cardstock.  The backing sheet was embossed using a dots folder prior to adhering the dies, and was also scored around the edges.  I followed the tutorial for applying gel matte medium and acrylic paint. 
 The sentiment was cut from silver metallic card using a Die-Versions die. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Glimmer and Shimmer

Another card made for the Falliday Fest at Splitcoaststampers.  The theme for the card is Glimmer/Shimmer/Glitter. 


 The backing is an Embossing Folder.  The blue is done in watercolor and there is a bit of shimmer in it.  I used Daniel Smith watercolors.  The snowflakes are painted on using Irridescent Medium- painted on shimmer and no glitter flakes off : )  I added rhinestones over the snowflakes.  
 The die cut sentiment was cut on white shimmer cardstock x's 3, and it blended into the background too much.  So, I used Brocade blue and die cut that, and added Blue glitter over that for the top layer.  My hubby gave it a thumbs up...... The word Die is Sissix. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Falliday cards

Splitcoaststampers is currently having its annual Falliday Fest- with many challenges and tutorials.  Many folks focus on Holiday cards- Thanksgiving and Christmas.  

 I have been able to create two cards so far (out of the 10 challenges posted). 

This is a Mixed Media Die Cut Collage . The die cuts are cut from watercolor paper and glued onto a card base. Then, water reactive inks are applied over them- in this case, I used Distress Oxide inks. I splashed on a touch of water then added drops of white paint. Rhinestones were placed in the centers of the snowflakes.  The snowflake dies are by Joy Crafts. The sentiment is silver embossed and is by Unity. 


 A triple fold card is one of the tutorials for the Falliday Fest. The DP is by Echo park.  The deer image is from a page of the DP pack. The sentiment is by Gina K Designs. I added Enamel Dots and called it finished. 




Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

 I have not been keeping up with blogging my cards lately!  I am adding some cards from challenges at Splitcoaststampers in the past week or so!


 This was for the CAS challenge a week ago- I love this Amaryllis image and have had it for a few years.  I challenged myself to make it into a CAS card. I watercolored the image using Distress inks. 



This card was made for the Featured Stamoer last weekend.  My DD1 wants to celebrate Christmas somewhere warm.  This card is for her : )  So funny, DD2 wants cold and snow : )  
DP is Echo Park, and all images watercolored using Distress inks. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly